Showing posts with label non-fiction submission. Show all posts
Showing posts with label non-fiction submission. 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.

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

Friday, March 05, 2010

Weekly Writers Round-Up

 Go forth and publish.....

Interrobang?! Magazine ( is a web and print 'zine for the arts based in Providence, RI. Our goal is to provide a formal venue for voices of all kinds, whether it be poetry, fiction, creative essays, photography and fine art, or experimental music and video. We want your stories, your pictures, your music, your oddball esoterica.

Submit online to> (replace (at) with (@) with the genre of your piece in the subject line (for example, "POETRY" if you're submitting poetry). Please put your name, address, and preferred email address in the message body so we can contact you to let know that we've received your piece, and for follow-up if your work is accepted. See for further details. The deadline for the spring 2010 issue is March 15, but we will be accepting rolling submissions for future issues.


Glass: A Journal of Poetry
(ISSN 1941-4137) seeks poems for its third year of publication.  Full information about Glass, including submission guidelines, can be found at our website:

Glass is an online poetry journal that appears two times a year (June and December).  We want to see poetry that enacts the artistic and creative purity of glass. We seek to promote new and established poets by publishing their work. We are not bound by any specific aesthetic; our only mission is to present high quality writing. All styles, forms and schools of poetry are welcome, though easy rhymes and “light” verse are less likely to inspire us. All will be judged on the quality of the content of the poem. We like poems that show a careful understanding of language, music, passion and creativity and poems that surprise us.

Previous contributors include Rane Arroyo, Jim Daniels, Louie Crew, Susan Deer Cloud, Dan Nowak, Lisa Fay Coutley, Joseph Hutchison, Glen Sheldon, Adam Houle, Brent Newsom, Kyi May Kaung, Katie Hartsock and Maw Shein Win, among others.

We accept submissions between September 1 and May 31.  Full submission guidelines can be found at   Please read our submission guidelines carefully.


Cottonwood, the literary review of the University of Kansas, is seeking submissions in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its next issue. We especially welcome work from new emerging writers. All styles welcome.

Cottonwood has been publishing high-quality literary writing since the 1960s. In the past it has featured such writers as Rita Dove, Robert Kelly, Wanda Coleman, Criz Mazza, and Connie May Fowler. Recent issues have published writers like Jesse Lee Kercheval, Virgil Suarez, Kim Chinquee, and Carol Lee Lorenzo.

Please send prose submissions up to 8,000 words or 3-5 poems to appropriate editor c/o: 
Room 400 
Kansas Union, 
1301 Jayhawk Blvd.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045.

For further information, please contact Tom Lorenz, Editor,> (replace (at) with @).  Or see our website:


Exot Books, a high-quality chapbook press in New York City,  is publishing an anthology of sonnets in 2010.  Submit as many sonnets as you like to the editor, Mary Meriam, at> (replace (at) with @)
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2010.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Special Submission Request

We'll get back to our weekly round-up tomorrow but in the meantime wanted to post this special submission request:

DRT Press is seeking personal essays written by parents of children with ADD, ADHD and/or other mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders for a book about the experience of parenting children with such conditions, for publication (expected) in January 2011.

Essays in this collection will be ones in which parents who care for challenging children can see themselves. Parents/readers will laugh, cry, and find comfort in these stories. Focus should be on the feelings and experiences of the writer/parent, rather than simply a description of the child and the child’s condition, behavior, and treatment. We are looking for honest feelings, lessons learned, epiphanies, commonplace and extraordinary experiences. Although we are not looking for how-tos on the best way to parent a behaviorally challenged child, we would like to see essays that give parents glimpses of what has worked for individual parents.

We are interested in submissions from parents of toddlers, young children, teens, and adult children; those who are in the parenting trenches now, and those looking back on their parenting experiences. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: how your child came to be diagnosed, the experience of dealing with problem behaviors in various contexts and settings, experiences with/feelings about treatment (therapies, medications, alternative treatments), school (and other advocacy) experiences, your child’s social interactions/friends, and the effect of parenting your child on your emotional and physical health, marriage, and other relationships.

Essays chosen will focus on children with mild to moderate conditions, rather than children who are disabled by their conditions. We are not seeking stories about children with autism, unless another emotional or behavior disorder, such as ADD or ADHD, is the primary diagnosis, and “a little something on the autism spectrum” is also present. We are not seeking stories about physical disabilities or severe developmental delays. On the other hand, a child need not have a formal diagnosis. The common denominator in the stories will be kids with behavior problems that present a parenting challenge.

Pieces may be previously unpublished, or if previously published, the author must hold reprint rights. Non-fiction essays only please; no poetry or fiction. Photos may be submitted, but are not required. Authors may choose to use their own first and last names and the names of their minor children, fictional names, or first names only. Likewise, you may indicate your city and state, state only, or provide no information. Please specify such choices in your cover document. Names, photos, or identifying information of adult children will not be used without the individual’s written consent.

Compensation includes 10 copies of the completed book and unlimited discounted copies. Payment may be offered. Contributors will be expected to participate actively marketing and promotions of the book, with strategies and printed materials to be provided and/or approved by DRT Press. Authors of essays selected for publication will be required to sign a release agreement.

The book will be co-edited by author/editor/publisher Adrienne Ehlert Bashista, Publisher, of DRT Press and Kay Marner, a freelance writer who contributes regularly to ADDitude magazine, and blogs for For further information about the editors please visit their websites.

Please email submissions to: kay(at) (replace (at) with @)
Your submission should include:
--a cover letter in the form of a word processing document attachment. In the cover letter please introduce yourself and summarize your essay. Describe your writing and publishing experience. State whether your essay includes real or fictional names and places. State the current age of the child/subject of the essay and your relationship to that individual.
--your author bio of 75 words or less in a separate word processing document attachment
--your essay as a separate word processing document.

Please format both documents using Arial or Times New Roman font size 12, double spaced, page numbers and author/title noted on each page, all 1 inch margins. No word count is specified, but essays will be 1 ½ -4 pages in finished format, and may be edited for length and content.

If you choose to submit one or more photos, we encourage “action” shots or shots that bring the child’s personality to life, that help readers identify with the piece, or that further the story. Photos must be high resolution. Interior photos will be printed in black and white. If attaching a photo, please describe it in your cover letter.

Soft deadline for submissions is March 1, 2010, but deadline may be extended at the editors’ discretion. Check this web page for updates. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your submission. Writers may submit more than one essay. Questions are welcome. Please direct questions to kay(at) Anthology updates can be found at the editor's personal blog:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday Writers Round Up

This week's round up - some of the deadlines are coming up fast so make it your year end resolution!


The DuPage Valley Review Solicits Poetry Submissions

The DuPage Valley Review, a non-profit journal published by Benedictine University’s Procopian Press, is soliciting poetry submissions for its 2010 edition.

• no limit to number of submissions allowed

• no limits on length

• submissions must include full contact information, including
street address and e-mail if available
• paper submissions should be mailed to:

Dr. Zubair S. Amir

Dept. of Language and Literature

Benedictine University

5700 College Rd.

Lisle, IL 60532

• electronic submissions also accepted: e-mail
• inquiries/questions may also be directed to above e-mail
• deadline for submissions: December 31, 2009



Currently reading poetry, creative prose, etc. for The Mom Egg 2010 Vol. 8. Submissions deadline: 12/31/09. Publication April 2010.

Theme is Lessons

Mama told me not to come

My momma told me, you better shop around

Mama said there'd be days like this

Mama don't `low...

Mother knows best

Teach Your Children /Teach Your Parents

The theme is "Lessons" -- lessons from mothers to daughters or sons, from children to parents, from society and vice versa, as well as lessons from actual teachers; lessons in life and in love, in peace and in war, in business, in human nature, in morality, in reality, lessons heeded or ignored, from the point of view of the teacher or the taught.

Publishes sharp, articulate, inventive work by mothers about everything and by everyone about mothers and motherhood. Put "Submission 2010 Poetry" in the subject line. Include a 3-4 line bio in email. Submit 3-5 poems. Send submission as .rtf or .txt file attachment. Name the file, "your last name-poetry." Include name on submission. Sim subs ok with notification. No prior publications (except on your own blog is okay). Submit material that has not previously been submitted to The Mom Egg.

Email submissions to


Symposium on Place – Call for Entries

Center: A Journal for the Literary Arts invites submissions for a symposium on the importance of place in creative nonfiction, to appear in its next issue.

We encourage you to consider place from a variety of perspectives. What is its role in the essay? in memoir? in literary journalism? How do concerns about conveying a sense of place affect your own work? In what ways do you see issues of place animating the work of others? How is place specific or general? Must place be physical or is it temporal as well?

Submissions should be between 750 and 1000 words. Email your submission, in a .doc format with "symposium" in the header line, to> Please include a short bio in the body of the e-mail. Inquiries to
The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2010.


The Apple Valley Review, a semiannual online literary journal, will be accepting submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for its Spring 2010 issue until February 15, 2010.

Submissions are accepted year-round via e-mail. We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor's prize.

Send submissions via e-mail to Leah Browning, Editor, at

—Send one prose piece or two to six poems at a time.
—Include the word “fiction,” “poetry,” or “essay” in your subject line.
—Type or paste your submission in the body of the e-mail message. We will not open any unsolicited attachments.

Complete submission guidelines:


Online literary website The Whistling Fire is seeking poetry, nonfiction, fiction, excerpts from longer work and experimental pieces under 1500 words. The Whistling Fire acquires one time rights to publish work shared, and the rights are immediately reverted to the artist thereafter. All writing that appears on this site remains the property of the writer.

Conceived in December 2008 as a collective effort of MFA students, The Whistling Fire provides a forum where fresh voices share creative works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We encourage writers with an eye toward publication to submit their works or works in progress, as we wish to showcase a diverse array of styles and voices. We encourage our readers to comment on posted works in the spirit of constructive criticism. Positive feedback is always welcomed; constructive literary criticism is encouraged. Our aim is to encourage the writing process.

The Whistling Fire publishes new work every Thursday at All pieces that you wish to share should be sent to