Monday, April 25, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- April 25, 2011

Song of the Day: Never Say Never by Justin Bieber

Today's introduction will be short, as this is a busy day for me. Heck, it's a busy week. I'm sure it is for the rest of the world as well. Hopefully everyone had a great holiday weekend. I hope that you all are keeping up with your submissions. As hard as it is, you must be resilient. Take a look at the opportunities below and challenge yourself to submit something somewhere, anywhere. 


1. Writer's Digest Your Story Contest #34

If you read Writer's Digest frequently, you know that they host their "Your Story" contest on a regular basis and each time they choose a new prompt. The winner will receive publication in Writer's Digest. Writers should submit a story of 750 words or less and must begin the story with the line of dialogue: "You wouldn't believe what came in the mail today." Deadline is May 10, 2011 and it's free to enter (so you have no excuse!)

2. Crab Creek Review's 2011 Poetry Contest

Submit up to five previously unpublished poems by May 31, 2011. The entry fee is $10. The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries will be considered for publication. For official contest rules click the link below.

3. Monkey Puzzle Press 3rd Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Monkey Puzzle Press is looking for stories of 1,000 words or less. The first place winner will receive a prize of $300; The second place winner will receive a prize of $150.00; The the third place winner will receive a prize of $50.00. All winners will also receive publication in Monkey Puzzle Magazine. Entry fee is $10 and contest deadline is August 15, 2011.

Call for Submissions

1. Literary Laundry

Literary Laundry is currently accepting Submissions for its third journal issue. Each submission period is accompanied by a writing competition. Each submission received will be entered into consideration for their Award distinction. They will pay $500 for the best poem, $500 for the best short story, and $250 for the best one-act drama.

2. Sleet Magazine

Sleet Magazine will accept submissions starting in May. They are looking for Fiction, flash fiction and irregulars. Visit their website for more information.

3. Third Wednesday: A Quarterly Journal of Poetry, Prose and Art

Third Wednesday seeks unpublished poems up to two pages, fiction under 1500 words and b&w artwork or photography by experienced writers and artists. Send up to five poems and up to two stories.

As always, don't forget about the Black Fox Fiction Contest! We've increased the prize money! We are also looking for poetry and flash fiction for weekly web features. Visit our site for all the details. Happy Writing!


  1. Never heard of Literary Laundry before, but they sound pretty cool. Believe me--I know ALL about being busy. Summer can't come fast enough for me. :)

  2. Busy? I passed busy about two months ago! Great opps as always :D

  3. Thanks for mentioning all these opportunities. Are you going to enter some of them?