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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
We are on a mission to bring you the best writing-related articles we can find online. We usually post them on twitter and facebook. Should we post them here too or is that repetitive?
Here is an example, an article written by a literary agent:
Let us know in the comments.
Monday, February 28, 2011
- 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.
Friday, February 25, 2011
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]gmail.com. 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 http.whistlingfire.com.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
We are looking for poetry, short nonfiction and visual imagery related to the theme of peace and hope from writers and artists who live in the San Francisco Bay area or have a strong affinity for this locale. The Bay area as a subject is also encouraged.
For poetry: Submissions must be short- to medium-length poems of 34 lines or less. You may submit a maximum of 3 poems.
For non-fiction (including essays): Submissions must be 300 words or less. You may submit a maximum of 1 nonfiction piece.
For artwork: Submissions must be digital images of your original paintings, drawings and photographs. You may submit a maximum of 3 images.
Please submit your writing as a single document in the body of the e-mail or as a Word attachment. Send your images as jpeg files no larger than 1000 pixels in any dimension; please include the medium as well as a title or short caption. Please e-mail submissions to sfpeaceandhope[at]gmail.com.
Further submission guidelines can be found at http://www.elizabethhack.com/SubmissionGuidelines.html
In the subject line, list your name (Last, First) and the genre of your submission. Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Short bios are optional. Please check the website for changes to the submission policy. We will notify you of the status of your submission, so please do not send e-mail inquiries. We look forward to receiving your work.
For more information about Weave and the work we publish, please see the "About" page on our website: http://www.weavemagazine.net/p/about.html.
The deadline for submission is January 31, 2011. Please see submission guidelines for more detailed information: http://www.weavemagazine.net/2008/05/submission-guidelines.html
Friday, January 21, 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]damselflypress.net.
For poetry: Send 1-3 poems per submission. Poetry submissions can be sent to lesley[at]damselflypress.net.
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]damselflypress.net.
The deadline to submit for the fifteenth issue is March 2011. For more information on submission guidelines, please visit http://damselflypress.net/submissions/
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 http://mandala.uga.edu/.
The deadline for Mandala Journal submissions is January 31, 2011.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
With each issue, we seek to bring together diverse and emerging voices in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as showcase freshest talent in photography. Please checkout our most recent Issue nO.3 at unionstationmag.com.
Issue No.4 is scheduled for release in March 2011. Submissions will close for this issue on February 15, 2011.
For the complete submission guidelines, please visit the website:
Any questions should be directed to
(replace (at) with @ when sending e-mail).
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Editor/Contact Name : Jamie Millard
Contact E-Mail : jamie[at]paperdarts.org
Deadline Date (if any) : n/a
Publication Type : Literary Arts Magazine
Website URL : Paper Darts Magazine
Genre(s) : Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Music, Video, Comics, Playwriting, Art.
What they're looking for in their own words:
Paper Darts is a Minneapolis based literary arts magazine looking to publish all types of genres from all types of people. We like unique, creative, sometimes disturbing types of work.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Type: Call for Submissions
Reading Fee: n/a
Accepts: Email submissions in body of email only NO ATTACHMENTS.
InkSpotter Publishing is looking for submissions for an anthology celebrating the most female of body parts, the breasts. From light-hearted memories of the first buds of puberty to heart wrenching accounts of breast cancer, these stories will run the gamut of experiences and emotions. Send to submissions[at]inkspotter.com. We are NOT looking for salacious material. Please keep your submissions tasteful. Think in terms of what you would want your young
daughter (or niece) to be able to read.
Unpublished submissions are welcome from both women and men. Maximum 3,000 words for both fiction and non-fiction. Poems are also welcome, though a limited number will be used (no specific length requirements, but please, no epics).
Send your submissions in the body of an email (absolutely no attachments) to submissions(at)inkspotter(dot)com with "Submission for Wait a Minute" in the subject line. You may also submit via postal mail to:
163 Main Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3M 1B3
If you require confirmation of receipt, include either a stamped postcard or
your email address (preferred).
Manuscripts will not be returned. Do not send your only copy.
Writers chosen for the anthology will be entitled to a share of profits.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to a breast cancer charity in Canada.
Finding the right words
Ms. Betty Dobson
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Type: Call for Submissions
Reading Fee: n/a
Looking for: exceptional short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, and visual art
Accepts: Email submissions, Snail mail submissions, simultaneous submissions, but NOT previously published submissions
From their site:
CONSEQUENCE magazine, the literary, print magazine addressing the culture of war, publishes each spring. We focus on the personal and social consequences of armed conflict worldwide, and welcome multi-cultural perspectives.
Friday, June 19, 2009
This just in to LAwritersgroup.com:
Mariann O'Connor and her writing partner, Sharon Sommerhalter, are working on an anthology. It is a series book called, LifeBytes(TM), Real Stories ...The first book is about on line dating experiences. We are looking for a diverse group of stories from every segment of society.
If a story is chosen, the writer will be paid a standard anthology fee.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
We are accepting submissions for "LifeBytes...Real Stories of Online Dating" (est. publication date Fall 2010). Who doesn't love sitting around with friends and family over coffee or a cocktail sharing stories about life, work and love? LifeBytes is interested in YOUR Online dating story. Make a cup of coffee or stir up a cocktail and tell us your cyber dating adventures - the good, the bad and the ugly! "LifeBytes...Real Stories" will be a compilation of the true stories that singles love to share with one another about the ups and downs of searching for Prince (or Princess) Charming.We are looking for evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, sexy, edgy or happy. We're looking for the full range of experiences that make online dating such an adventure.
Writers whose work is chosen for publication will receive payment for their story in the market range of $50-$100 (word count dependent).Our extended deadline is September 15, 2009.For complete submission guidelines please visit our website.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
LifeBytes - Submission Guidelines from their website.
Guidelines for submitting your dating story:Visit their site for more submission information.
First and foremost, we are looking for evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, edgy, sexy or happy. We're looking for submissions with a unique voice and point of view. Imagine your story as a vignette that you can see acted out on screen and give us the feeling that we are there with you, sharing your experience. In other words - Is this a story that even someone who has never dated online will find intriguing and engaging.
We are looking for submissions that are well-crafted. Submissions should be able to stand alone as solid, well written short non-fiction stories. Tell your tale in a way that will involve the reader in your adventure. Let it come from your heart, your story is important!
What we are NOT looking for is:
1. An essay or a sermon
2. Advice or a how-to guide to online dating
3. Revenge stories
Monday, March 16, 2009
Contact E-Mail : blackboot[at]mail.com
Deadline Date (if any) : 01-Aug-2009
Publication Type : Los Angeles Lit Journal
Website URL : The Black Boot
Genre(s) : Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
Details : Call for Submissions: The Black Boot wants poetry and and fiction from the guts, the heart, the darkness, the cracks of light, in other words, your best. We do readings, live writing experiments and daily web updates.
Monday, February 23, 2009
announce the publication of our sixth issue and call for submissions
for the seventh issue. We are seeking electronic submissions of
original fiction, poetry, and non fiction by female writers slated for
online publication in April 2009.
The deadline to submit for the seventh issue is March 15th, 2009.
Visit the damselfly press website:
http://damselflypress.net to read the sixth issue and learn more about
Friday, January 02, 2009
Deadline: March 1
All submissions must be in electronic form. Our preference is an MS Word file sent as an attachment.
Poetry may be submitted in any length.
Short fiction may be submitted in three formats:
1. very short stories less than 500 words in length
2. short stories less than 1000 words in length
3. Short stories that don’t fit the above should be less than 5000 words.
- Non-Fiction is just that so lets see some interesting footnotes.
- Book Reviews should be positive unless the author is a well-known blowhard. Our mission is to encourage literature not discourage it.
- Non-fiction should be short, (a lot) less than 5000 words.
- Any form of art may be submitted with the constraint that it must be something that can be published in 2 dimensions. It’s hard to publish sculpture but illustrations together with some intelligent prose count.
- Published works are welcome with proper attribution.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
We have a special bent toward fresh and innovative voices that use language in unique ways. Editors are currently reading submissions in all categories for Vol. 2.4, forthcoming December 23, 2008. If you are interested in being considered for publication in Prick of the Spindle, please take care to read the guidelines for submitting your previously unpublished work.They do not publish children's or young adult's fiction, and do not lean toward genre fiction "unless it is especially well-written with a contemporary flavor." There is no length requirement for fiction, and they are open to publishing novella-length pieces (traditionally defined as consisting of anywhere from 17,500 to 40,000 words). They are also seeking reviews in the realms of academic literature, fiction, and poetry. Reviews can consist of works of literary criticism, book reviews, and academic analysis or essays.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women whose voices have not yet been heard. We welcome work from female writers of all backgrounds and experiences. We accept fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that is honest and daring, and explores the relationship between dualities. Joy, pain. Boldness, vulnerability. Sacred, profane. Be passionate about your writing, and explore the truth that lies within. There is truth even in fiction; make us believe what you have to say.About submitting:
Damselfly press, an online literary journal for women selected as Best of the Web 2008 by Dzanc Books, is pleased to announce the publication of our fifth issue and call for submissions for the sixth issue. We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and non-fiction by female writers slated for online publication in January 2009. The deadline to submit for the sixth issue is December 15th, 2008.Check their site for further submission details.