Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- July 5, 2011

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   Hello all! How do you like the new blog design? I am in love with it! If you ever need any custom blog work done, Zoe is your girl! She blogs over at Chic and Sassy Designs. She's the best! How was your fourth of July? I got a chance to relax with family and get some work done. I also got a chance to submit work to a couple places and plan out my submissions for July. Have you planned any submissions for this month? Have you submitted your work to any interesting magazines or contests? Feel free to share in the comments section. The winners of my contest are posted at the end of this post. Here are the opportunities for this week. Lots to take advantage of.

Blog Contests:

1. Kody Keplinger's ARC Giveaway

Kody is giving away two ARC's of her novel Shut Out plus a Duff  prize pack. Go visit her blog NOW for details on how to enter!



1. The Galaxy project by Rosetta Books

Rosetta Books hosts the Galaxy Project for science fiction novellas and novelettes. Here is what the release says:

 “The winning writer will be guaranteed e-book publication as part of The Galaxy Project collection, a set of the top novellas that appeared originally in Galaxy, and will also receive a $1,000 advance against royalties of 50% of net receipts to 2,500 copies and 60% of net receipts thereafter for world English digital rights. The contest is open now and the submission deadline is Friday, September 2, 2011.”

Novellas and novelettes should be between 15,000 and 20,000 words.


2. Literal Latte Poetry Awards

Literal Latte Literary Magazine seeks unpublished poems of up to 2,000 words for its annual poetry contest. All styles are welcomed. First place will win $1,000, second wins $300 and third wins $200. The cost is $10 for up to six poems or $15 for a set of 10 poems. Contest ends o July 15, 2011.


3. Writers' Journal Romance Contest

Writers' Journal is looking for romance stories of 2,000 words or less for its annual romance contest. First place will win a prize of $250, second place wins $100.00 and third place wins $50.00. Honorable mentions will also be acknowledged. Winning stories and selected honorable mentions will be published in future issues of Writers' Journal. Entry fee is $7 and the contest closes on July 30, 2011.


4. Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award

Glimmer Train hosts this contest twice a year. They are looking for short fiction that does not exceed 3,000 words. First place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train, and twenty copies of the the issue. Second place wins $500 and third place wins $300. Entry fee is $15 and the contest ends on July 31, 2011.


Calls for Submissions:

1. Thematic Literary Magazine 

Thematic Literary Magazine is looking for stories about love, relationships and attraction. Deadline is July 15, 2011.


2. Orange Quarterly Review 

A new literary magazine accepting submissions of stories, essays, poems, photographs and art for their first issue.


And now for the two WINNERS of my blog contest! To be fair, I chose the people with the highest points, wrote their names down on paper, put it in a hat and randomly selected two names. Congrats to:

Lori M. Lee winner of the $30 Gift Card to a Bookstore of  her Choice. Visit Lori at You Are the Unicorn of My Dreams


Ashley Simmons winner of a book of her choice. Visit Ashley at: A Sassy Woman

Ladies, please email me at writer106@yahoo.com so we can discuss your prizes! :)

As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is always accepting fiction and poetry. Happy Writing!


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  2. This has nothing to do with your post but your new site looks ahhhmazingggg! Good luck and congrats Rac!!!!

  3. This new design is gorgeous!!

  4. OMG--your new look is beautiful!!! I have a feeling Quita and I may be paying Chic and Sassy Designs a visit. :)

  5. Omigod- LOVES the new design :) It is so cute :) And ditto to Pam's comment, I'm liking this too much to not see what Chic and Sassy Designs has to offer. Gorgeous :)

  6. Love the new look. I need to continue with my editing for July.