Showing posts with label Fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fiction. Show all posts

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Twelve Places Looking for your Fiction & Poetry

Creative Nonfiction is currently seeking experimental nonfiction for their "Pushing the Boundaries" section
Postmark deadline: June 13, 2011

Insolent Aardvark is reading poetry, fiction, non-fiction submissions for their inaugural issue.
Deadline: June 24th

Deadline: July 15th, 2011

Deadline July 31, 2011

Yeast of Eden, an anthology of stories inspired by beer, is looking for fiction and nonfiction submissions
Deadline: September 1, 2011

for their Fall 2011 issue
Deadline: August 1, 2011

Reading period ends August 1

Valparaiso Fiction Review is seeking submissions of original short fiction for its inaugural issue.

Year-round submissions accepted.

Go forth and submit.

The LA Writers Group blog doesn't publish contests or calls for submissions that charge writers a fee to read their work.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Article on MFA Programs and American Fiction

Another interesting article on the ongoing debate about the worth of MFA programs and their effect on American fiction:  Are MFA programs ruining American fiction? - Writers and Writing -

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Call for Submissions: phati' tude Literary Magazine wants your stories from the 1960's

Call for Submissions:

phati’tude Literary Magazine announces its SUMMER SIXTIES SPECIAL, which takes a look at the 1960s through the lens of today’s art, culture and politics. We want poets and writers to share their stories from the 1960s or how they equate to contemporary experiences.

Deadline is June 27, 2011.

Pays 2 copies. phati' tude Literary Magazine is available on and other online outlets. Check out submission guidelines at

phati'tude Literary Magazine, established in 1997, is a internationally-acclaimed magazine published by the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a NY-based non-profit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. A themed, quarterly publication, phati'tude Literary Magazine is an 8" x 10" perfect-bound book that ranges from 130-160 pages. It is a collection of the best poetry, prose, short stories, articles and interviews along with literary criticism, book reviews and biographical profiles by established and emerging poets, writers and artists with a focus on writers of Native American, African, Hispanic/Latino and Asian descent.

Follow phati' tude magazine on twitter: @twitforlit

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ten Places Looking for your Fiction & Poetry

Hello you literary types! Here are ten places to submit your poetry, fiction, essays, and creative non-fiction that don't make you pay to submit your art (the only kind we support):

Call for Short Poems and Prose: Inch

iO: A Journal of New American Poetry is currently reviewing poetry submissions

NO FEE flash fiction contest: Silk Road Magazine

SWITCHBACK is now accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, critical essays, and art

THE WHISTLING FIRE is accepting poetry submissions

Prime Number Magazine is looking for DISTINCTIVE work in all genres: flash fiction (under 1000 words), short stories (under 4000 words), essays (including craft essays and narrative non-fiction under 4000 words), poetry (all shapes and sizes), book reviews, interviews (query first), short drama, and cover art

Interrobang?! Magazine is accepting submissions for stories, pictures, music, and oddball esoterica.

Generations of Poetry: The eZine for Genealogists is accepting submissions for Poetry should either be biographical about one or more ancestors/kin, or concern genealogy, the research, the rewards, and the pitfalls.

Conte, A Journal of Narrative Writing is accepting submissions of high quality narrative writing through July 1st.

(un)remarkable magazine is currently seeking unpublished fiction and non-fiction creative writing, high-quality photography and artwork for the Fall 2011 issue.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

West Los Angeles Writing and Critique Workshop starts Thursday!

Our West Los Angeles Writing and Critique Workshop begins on Thursday! has been running writers groups and creative writing workshops throughout the greater Los Angeles area since 2003. We hire moderators to run these groups who have years of experience giving writers feedback on their novels, screenplays, essays, children's books, short fiction stories, memoirs and even on poetry. Our moderators are chosen because they have experience working directly with creative writers and they understand how to give supportive cross-genre feedback that will leave you excited by the possibilities of your story and hungry to go home and rewrite your project, if it needs rewriting.

We also create new stories / writing in our groups through improvisational writing exercises given as writing prompts by our group moderators that are hand-picked by that moderator based on the needs of individual writers in the group to help elevate your prose, theme, dialogue, character development and much more. Because of this, no two groups are the same, which is why we have so many people who repeat group after group (plus returning writers get the returning member discount!). Our rules for the critique process have been developed over years of working in this group setting in order to keep the critique process constructive and positive.

Critique is not only good for the person receiving critique. It also benefits the critiquer. Listening to our moderators and other members give feedback on various writing styles, stories, and genres, helps those listening elevate their level of critique and their ability to critique their own stories as they write them. While our groups are not writing classes per se, and we have no lecture portion of the evening, a great deal of experiential learning, often customized for the individual group, takes place during our workshops. Even if a writer never brings in a story for feedback, they grow from a craft perspective just by listening and participating in the process.

Please visit or email for information or questions about our writers groups.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Call for Submissions: Some Ways to Disappear

Always fans of art inspiring more art, we just got a call for submissions from Some Ways to Disappear (what a fantastic name for a literary journal) and for this upcoming issue, they are asking writers to look at their Flickr Pool of photos for inspiration, and inspire they do. A fantastic collection of photos such this one should not go unbrowsed, even if you're not planning to submit. Delicious.

Here is one such photo:

Westside Road, Death Valley, New Year's Day

Their Call for Submissions:

Some Ways to Disappear is a biannual publication of new Photography and Literature, with no advertising or extraneous fluff. Currently, Some Ways to Disappear is inviting literary submissions, considering all styles, genres, and formats for Issue III.

For this issue, we are encouraging applicants to take a look at our Flickr pool before submitting. If you wish to submit any work please e-mail it directly to:


Please e-mail us with either a PDF or word document. Submissions should be no longer than 3000 words. All styles, genres and formats considered.

The deadline for all submissions for the third issue is 1st May 2011.

For further information please visit or contact us at somewaystodisappear(at)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone: Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Creative Non-Fiction

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Sliver of Stone is proud to announce that its second issue is now available online. Featured authors include Dan Wakefield, Allison Joseph, and Matthew Sharpe. Interviews with Susan Orlean, Les Standiford, Mark Vonnegut, and artist Kristin Meyers. Check out our past contributors, such as Kim Barnes, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, and many talented others.

We're now looking for submissions for our third issue!

DEADLINE: June 15, 2o11

Sliver of Stone is a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to
the publication of work from both emerging and established poets,
writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. We publish
work that is surprising and inventive.

We're interested in the following:

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Essays (3,500 words or less).
Poetry, any form or genre (No more than 5 poems)
Visual art

Multi-authored works are not eligible.
No previously published works.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but we must be notified
immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere for publication.

For complete submission guidelines, please visit

Call for poetry, fiction submissions: Gertrude

Gertrude, the biannual literary and arts publication of Gertrude Press seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for its upcoming issue.

Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition (currently open). Gertrude accepts surface mail submissions and electronic submissions submitted through our online submission form only. For surface mail include a cover letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for reply. Do not place your name directly on manuscripts. Submissions that do not include an SASE will be discarded. We shred and recycle all unused manuscripts.

For electronic submissions, please use our online submission form only:

Poetry: Submit up to six poems of any subject matter. There is no line limit; however, poems less than 60 lines are preferable. Fiction/Novel Excerpts*/Creative Nonfiction:Submit one to two pieces, double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter. Include a word count for each piece in your cover letter.

Interviews: Please query the editor by email with your proposal.

Art: Gertrude showcases one visual artist per issue, including full-color cover and six to eight black and white images inside the journal. To submit artwork for future issues, please send slides, prints (do not send originals), or a website URL to the attention of the art editor.

Send all manuscripts and artwork to:
Gertrude Press
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283
*Gertrude Press does not publish novels at this time.


Monday, February 28, 2011

The Los Angeles Review Wants Your Writing

The Los Angeles Review, the fabulous literary journal of Red Hen Press, notified us that they are seeking submissions for their 10th issue:
  • Nonfiction: We seek essay, memoir, and commentary told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive voice, rich with detail.
  • Fiction: We’re looking for to hard-to-put-down shorties under 500 words and lengthier shorts up to 4,000 words–lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction.
  • Poetry: Please submit 3-5 poems that will surprise us, wow us, and make us wish we’d written them ourselves.
  • Book Reviews: We welcome queries to review new and recent books. We are especially interested in authors and works that are connected in some way to the Los Angeles or Southern California regions.
  • Translations: Please submit 3-5 translated pieces that open the writer’s original vision to an English-speaking audience; the writing may include poetry, novel excerpts, short stories, essays or interviews.
Full guidelines are available at

Friday, February 25, 2011

Call for Submissions: The Whistling Fire

The Whistling Fire is proud to announce our ongoing Guest Editor Themed Selection. Throughout the year, we will have various Guest Editors taking over The Whistling Fire for an entire month and selecting special themed work of their choice. The lucky few selected will be published every Tuesday of their Guest Editor's month. The Guest Editor for May is David Crawford, a graduate of the UC Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency MFA. He gives the following message for submitting writers:
What place do we have for humor in literature? We know the weighty subjects of the world are approached with a deferential reverence, but who is to say we cannot use humor just as effectively. Poets such as Billy Collins and Ron Padgett make humor a regular part of their work. Narrative writers like David Sedaris draw us into their world with the comedic exposé of self. We find humor in the larger premise and in the tiniest moment. So what can we create with humor? I want to hear the biggest subjects treated with humor that doesn't depreciate the weight or the importance of the topic; the humor of the character, the humor of the experience, the humor of language, bring it all to the table.
The Whistling Fire will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry under 3000 words. Please send your submissions to whistlingfire[at] Please include the words "May Editor" in your subject line. No more than two submissions per author. All submissions must be sent as an attachment (MS WORD preferred). Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Previously published work is also allowed as long as the author retains the rights. Please include a short, third-person bio for our contributor's page. The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2011.

There is also still time to submit to our April Guest Editor, Lindsey Lewis Smithson, whose deadline is March 26. For more information, please visit

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Call for Submissions from Chicano & Latino Writers (Some Pay)

Call for Submissions from Chicano & Latino writers: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, novel exerpts, cross-genre/hybrid work and short plays. Some pay.
Call for Submissions
PALABRA invites Chicano & Latino writers to submit fresh, engaged work that stretches beyond the boundaries of conventional form, content and context. We accept fiction, flash fiction, poetry, novel excerpts, cross-genre/hybrid work and short plays. Some pay. Submission period: September 1 to May 31.

Specific guidelines are available on the website:

Submit via USPS only.

A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art
P. O. Box 86146
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0146

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Call for Submissions: Mythium Literary Journal

Mythium Literary Journal is now taking fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction submissions.

Mythium is the brainchild of award-winning author Crystal E. Wilkinson and visual artist/poet Ronald Davis. It's goal is to spotlight colored writers of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds in the aforementioned fields.

Submissions are accepted year-round. Fiction and creative nonfiction pieces must be limited to 5,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable. You may submit up to 5 poems at one time, but they must not exceed 20 pages total. Entrants may only submit one submission per category until you have been notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of submitted material. Payment is in one copy of the issue in which the author's work appears.

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website:

Call for Submissions: Miracle Monocle

Miracle Monocle is now accepting submissions for our upcoming Spring and Summer 2011 issues. We're looking for poetry, fiction and microfiction.
  • For fiction: Please limit your submission to 4,000 words and submit one piece at a time. For paper submissions, please double-space.
  • For poetry and microfiction: You may include up to 5 pieces in your submission. There is no word limit for poetry submissions. Please limit microfiction pieces to 500 words or less.
We accept both electronic and paper submissions year-round.

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website at

Miracle Monocle features works of contemporary fiction, poetry and microfiction and believes that even the most serious subjects can be handled with humor and charity. Miracle Monocle is an online journal housed and supported by the University of Louisville's English Department and is run by faculty, graduates and undergraduates. Issues appear quarterly. Unpublished, emerging and established writers alike are encouraged to apply and submit.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Call for Submissions: Weave Magazine

Weave Magazine, an independent art and literary publication, is currently accepting submissions for our sixth issue, being released in June 2011. We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, short plays and monologues.

For more information about Weave and the work we publish, please see the "About" page on our website:

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2011. Please see submission guidelines for more detailed information:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Call for Submissions: Damselfly Press

Damselyfly Press, a prize-winning online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce the publication of our fourteenth issue and call for submissions for the fifteenth issue. We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry and nonfiction by female writers only slated for online publication in April 2011.

For fiction: Send 9 - 10 pages of fiction not exceeding 2,500 words max. Submitters may send up to two fictional stories per submission to the fiction editor. Fiction submissions can be sent to jennifer[at]

For poetry: Send 1-3 poems per submission. Poetry submissions can be sent to lesley[at]

For nonfiction: Send 3-10 pages of nonfiction not exceeding 2,500 words max. Submitters may send up to two nonfiction submissions such as memoir or personal essays to the nonfiction editor. Nonfiction submissions can be sent to nonfiction[at]

The deadline to submit for the fifteenth issue is March 2011. For more information on submission guidelines, please visit

Call for Submissions: Mandala

Mandala Journal is an online, student-run multicultural journal for poets, writers, artists and thinkers published by the Institute for African American Studies at The University of Georgia. Since the online launch in April 2010, the journal's audience has grown to include readers in fifty-six countries and territories around the world.

Mandala Journal seeks submissions of original poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art for the 2011 issue, "Reconciliation." Complete submission guidelines and information about this year's theme may be found the website

The deadline for Mandala Journal submissions is January 31, 2011.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Call for Submissions: Poetry, Fiction or Memoir Chapbooks

Call for Fiction Submissions: Wordrunner Electronic Chapbooks (Revised)

This small press publishes four online collections annually of fiction, poetry or memoir, each featuring one author. Submit your manuscript for the mid-March FICTION e-chapbook by February 21. No fee to submit. Payment: $65. See
for detailed guidelines and 2011 submission and publication schedule.

Submit a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15 stories. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 3,000 words each, totaling a minimum of approximately 7,500 and a maximum of 16,000 words for the collection.

We are more interested in compelling and subtle narrative with characters that walk off the page than in experimental fiction. No genre fiction, please, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. Stories need not be linked. At least one-third of the collection should be previously unpublished.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Call for Submissions : Unpublishable Fiction

Have a story you love that no one else seems to? The Incongruous Quarterly is looking for money-themed unpublishable fiction. From their site:
The Incongruous Quarterly is looking for submissions of unpublishable fiction and poetry for its inaugural issue. The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2010.

Unpublishable writing is misfit writing. Stories or poems that have been previously rejected; writing that is too long or too short, too strange or too normal, too much or too little. The Incongruous Quarterly is a home for work that has no other home.

The theme for fiction submissions is MONEY.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Writers Group Starts April 1st - No Joke

Hey all you wonderful writing peeps, this is just a reminder that Sanora has a new writers group starting on Thursday, April 1st.

So if you live in Glendale, Los Feliz, anywhere on the Eastside of Hollywood or LA, or out the Alta Dena/Pasadena/La Canada way, this group is for you!

In fact, Sanora's groups are fabulous and creatively inspirational so even if you don't live in those areas, her group is truly worth the drive. It's a Thursday, man, so you can do the drive, because driving home is no problem traffic-wise after group and then you just have to make it through Friday and voila! the weekend is there, ready for you to channel all that creative inspiration you got from Sanora's group and finish up those stories or poems or essays or scenes you wrote on Thursday....