THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 20, 2009. THIS IS A POSTMARK DEADLINE, SO THERE IS NO NEED TO EXPRESS MAIL, OVERNIGHT, OR FAX ANY SUBMISSION. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW DOES NOT CONSIDER ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS AT ANY TIME, SO PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR SUBMISSION. THANK YOU.
Special Issue: Land of Lincoln, Writing from and about Illinois
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2010 issue focusing on writing by Illinois writers and writing from writers outside Illinois about the people, places, past and present of Illinois. Especially interested in work about the distinctive neighborhoods and cities of Illinois, and its political, social, musical, cultural and sports history.
The submission period for this issue is August 1, 2009 through November 20, 2009. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of February 2010. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue.
The Survivorʼs Review, a not-for-profit online journal encouraging the creative expression of cancer survivors, is seeking stories, essays and poems by those who are intimately familiar with the cancer journey. If you have written a piece that explores the heart of what it means to be a cancer survivor or caregiver, please consider submitting your work to us.
Submissions accepted at: www.survivorsreview.org
Our word count is flexible, but most of our features range from 100 to 1,000 words. Please visit our site and contact us with any questions.
Submissions received by December 1, 2009 will be considered for publication in our next issue.
Question: Who is a cancer survivor?
THE NEW VERSE NEWS covers the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world.
The editors update the website every day or two with the best work received. What's best? A genuinely poetic take on a very current and specific news story or event.
See the website at http://www.newversenews.com for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems THE NEW VERSE NEWS publishes. Then paste your submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to email@example.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.
for TH/20: "Detours."
Deadline, Jan. 10, 2010.
GENERAL GUIDELINES: Our tastes are eclectic. We like fresh, vivid language,
and we like stories and poems that are actually about something -- that
acknowledge a world beyond the writer's own psyche. If they have an edge, if
they provoke us to think or make us laugh, so much the better. We strongly
suggest reading a previous issue or two before submitting.
While we particularly welcome poetry and short "screen-reader-friendly" prose or cross-genre pieces work. We encourage hypertext and new media (Flash .swf) submissions, also photographs and original graphics. All readings are "blind" (authors' names and other identifiers are removed). Writers may submit up to 5 poems, prosepoems or flash fictions (500 words max), or 2 longer prose pieces. While we prefer to see work that has not been previously published, we do consider work that has appeared in small-circulation print journals. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know promptly if you place a piece elsewhere.
As always, we're featuring our contest: "A Picture Worth 500 Words." Details on website.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, as Rich Text Format (RTF) attachments or as plain text in the body of your message, and with TH20 in the subject line. For hypertext and Flash submissions, provide us with an URL where we may view the work online. Send graphics in .jpg format.
Written works must be less than 5,000 words each. Up to four poems or two short stories. Typed, single-spaced, one copy only and no staples. Include a cover letter with your address, phone, email, titles of submissions and a 2-3 sentence playful bio. Include a disk with files of literary or art works and mark on the disk your name and names of pieces included. Any originals of artworks should have your contact information on the back. Mail in 9X12 envelope to Porter Gulch Review, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drove, Aptos CA 95003. Email all files including bio to email@example.com. Deadline: December 1, 2009.
MisFit: A Journal of Long and Short Poetry, is now accepting submissions for its inaugural issue, April 2010. Email your long (60+ lines) poems or your short (7 or less lines) in the body of your email, with the subject line "MisFit (long OR short) Name" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Previously published poems will be considered!
The journal will come out in POD format in April. Contributors get one copy.