Read. Write. Submit.
Visit our official website or join one of our Los Angeles writers groups at www.LAwritersgroup.com.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
This writers group a combination of writing workshop and critique group. Our groups focus on getting words on the page and creating new stories / poetry and story ideas through creative writing exercises and also provide the opportunity to bring your current stories, chapters, poetry, memoir, or essay in for critique from your fellow group members and from a qualified moderator. This writers group is run by Sanora Bartels, LAwritersgroup.com co-founder.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Inlandia: A Literary Journey, the online literary journal for the Inlandia Institute, is currently reading submissions.
We are primarily seeking stories, poems, novel excerpts, memoir, images, etc., by writers and artists whose work is in some way grounded in the Inland Empire, works that will give readers around the globe a sense of the region and its people.
To give a clearer picture of where this region is located, it is in the southeastern corner of California and encompasses all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties from the heights of San Gorgonio Mountain to the lows of Death Valley, from the wineries of Temecula to the shuttered citrus packing houses of Riverside, and all points in-between.
Above all else, we want fresh, compelling writing.
Please visit the Inlandia website for complete submission guidelines and to review our current issue, which includes works by Shin Yu Pai, Rebecca K. O'Connor, Stephanie Barbe Hammer, Louise Mathias, and many more.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
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 www.echapbook.com/submissions.htm
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, July 04, 2010
Creative Nonfiction / Memoir / Essay
Enter the Third Annual Real Simple Life Lessons Contest And You Could Win $3000
Finish this sentence: “I NEVER THOUGHT I’D...”
THEN TELL US WHY! Whether the experience was difficult, funny, easy, or bittersweet, share your lesson and you could win.
ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
• Round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors
• Publication in Real Simple Magazine
Contest entries should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 1,500 words. No purchase necessary. Contest begins at 12:01 A.M. on June 1, 2010, and ends at 11:59 P.M. on September 24, 2010. Open to legal residents of the United States 19 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. (All entries will not be returned.)
TO ENTER Send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word attachment) by e-mail to lifelessons[at]realsimple.com.
For contest rules, visit realsimple.com/lifelessonscontest
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Click on over to mythium and do as they command: Send them original, unpublished fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or even novel and memoir excerpts.
Their reading period for the Spring 2010 issue began on October 1st.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Artists: We are looking for short memoirs and essays, documentary films, and photographs that depict Americans from all walks of life. We are especially interested in stories that are unique to your family, your community, your town, your region – that capture the idiosyncratic things that are happening where you live - the slices of life that, taken together, will give us a First Person picture of America in 2009 – the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful.
Writing submissions – up to 2,500 words.
Film and video submissions – up to five minutes, excluding credits.
Photography submissions - may include up to five photographs, with or without accompanying text of up to 100 words per image.
Submission deadline: June 30, 2009
For more information: http://www.hardtimes.firstpersonarts.org/
Monday, November 03, 2008
Deadline: December 31, 2008
Open to anyone who loves to express their innermost thoughts and feeling into the beautiful art of poetry or to write a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.
Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted. All winners will be announced on January 31, 2009.
Entry fees: Writing Contest entry fee: $10 per short story.
- Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
- Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Poetry Contest entry fee: $5 per poem.
To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM” Mail to:
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654
Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for further details or to enter!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
- Topic 1: The Best Advice I Ever Had and Ignored
- Topic 2: The Best Advice I Ever Had and Followed.
$5 Entry Fee Category:
- First Place: $200
- Second Place: $20 - and a free copy of IdeaWeaver software (a $49.95 value)
- Third Place: $10
- First Place: $50
- Second Place: $20
- Third Place: $20
The same piece cannot be entered in both categories. Submit your entry in the body of an email to hope(at)fundsforwriters(dot)com. Please go to their website for the rest of the contest guidelines and to read previous winning essays.
Monday, July 28, 2008
- First Prize: $100
- Second Prize: $75
- Third Prize: $50
Send your entry to: contest(at)ourpastloves(dot)com or: CONTEST, Spruce Mountain Press, 61 Katuah Road, Plainfield, VT 05667.
Winners will be announced on Past Loves Day, September 17, 2008. There is no fee to enter.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The relationship between a mother and a child offers us glimpses of complexity, fragility, challenge and faith. The death of a mother provides opportunity to reflect upon so much of that complex world.
Sellingham Publishing is currently accepting submissions for the publication of an anthology of stories entitled "When Mother Died."
Below please find submission guidelines. If you would prefer to receive this as an attachment please send email to SellinghamPublishing@yahoo.com. If you wish to receive it via US Postal Service, please send a self addressed stamped envelop to the following address:
Corlis F. Carroll, Editor
1855 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
If you are submitting work, please send email indicating your desire to participate in this project to SellinghamPublishing@yahoo.com. This helps us to prepare our editorial staff with regard to the quantity of work anticipated.
Submissions will only be accepted until August 31, 2008. It is the editor's belief that submissions challenged by an urgency due to limited time constraints convey an authenticity and edge to the work that contributes to an enhanced quality that lengthy deadline options can otherwise compromise.
Submissions must be non-fiction and can be in the form of poetry, eulogy or memoir.
Your submission must include the following:
Cover letter to include a statement as to why you would like to see your work published in this anthology.
A brief summary (100 words or less) of the author's background.
Submissions must be in English, double-spaced with 1 inch margins in 12 point type on white paper. Your name and page number must appear on every page.
Submissions must not exceed twenty pages (page described above).
Email submissions are not accepted.
Include a stamped self-addressed envelope for return of your submission if it is not accepted for publication. Include a self addressed, stamped blank postcard for acknowledgment of receipt of materials if desired. International submissions will not be returned. Notification via email only will be provided to International Submissions.
Only send copies of your materials. Keep original work for your own files.
Your complete daytime contact information including telephone and email must accompany your submission.
Only one submission per person will be considered. (1 poem, 1 eulogy or 1 memoir)
Mail your submission in a page-size envelope. Submissions should not be stapled or folded and your envelope must reflect your name and address.
Simultaneous submissions to other publications is not allowed. You will be notified by October 31 if your work has been accepted for publication.
Submission fee for inclusion in this anthology should accompany your submission and should be a postal money order or personal check payable to Sellingham LLC in the amount of $20. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation for research into the causes and cures for Rheumatoid Arthritis, an illness that caused pain and suffering for over 70 years for the mother of the editor, Dorothy Mae Sellingham Carroll (1913-2004).
Payment for your submission if accepted for publication will be a signed first edition copy of the anthology, "When Mother Died" and $50 payable 3 months after publication.
As acknowledgment of and agreement with the terms for inclusion in this publication, print this email and sign and date it before a Notary Public and include it with your submission. Your signature acknowledges your understanding and acceptance of this agreement and grants permission for the editor of the anthology "When Mother Died" to publish your submission in the first and all subsequent editions of this anthology, to promote the sale of "When Mother Died" through book signing but promotion shall not restricted to book signing.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Corlis F. Carroll