Monday, July 25, 2011

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

Song of the Day: I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty

   Hello all! How was the weekend? Mine was too short. I usually have Fridays and Mondays off, but I'm working a different schedule this week and last. I ended up having to work Friday and today, so the weekend was shorter than what I'm used to. This is the BIG week. On Friday July 29, 2011 Black Fox Literary Magazine will release Issue #1! (Insert Dancing and streamers here.) I started the magazine with the lovely ladies Pam and Quita back in September. The summer seemed so far away back then, but the time literally flew. I can't believe it's almost here! And I couldn't be more excited! I hope that you'll stop by and check it out on Friday once it's released. We will have a digital and print version. The digital version is free, but the print version is $10 plus shipping and handling. If you can, please buy a copy, it helps us with administrative costs. Someday, we hope it will be enough to help us pay our contributors. If you want all of our latest news, you can follow us on Twitter: @blackfoxlit. Finally, don't hesitate to send your submit your work for consideration. Now, on to this week's opportunities. Have a look and keep sending your work out there.


1. Weave Magazine's First Annual Flash Fiction and Poetry Contests

Weave, a literary magazine, will host its first annual contest with a cash prize of $100 for one first place flash fiction winner and a cash prize of $100 and publication for one first place poetry winner.  Up to three honorable mentions will receive publication in Weave. Entry fee is $6.00 and contest deadline is July 31, 2011.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Cobalt Review

A literary Magazine seeking fiction, non-fiction and poetry of the highest caliber.

2. Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain is looking for stories, poems, creative non-fiction, craft essays, and writing for children/young adults.

3. Flycatcher: A Journal of Narrative Imagination

Flycatcher seeks submissions of any genre that explore place or a sense of belonging for its inaugural issue. They are also seeking proposals for columns.

4. Spittoon

Spittoon, on online literary magazine, seeks contemporary and experimental fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.


The Millay Colony

The Millay Colony offers one-month residencies to six visual artists, writers and composers each between the months of April and November. They accept residents based on artistic merit. Application fee is $35 and the deadline is September 15, 2011. For more information visit the link below.

As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine seeks fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and art. Happy Writing!


  1. I love the new blog layout! It's beautiful. Best of luck with issue #1!

  2. Congrats on your first issue of Black Fox! :)

  3. Wow, love this look to your blog! I've got to pop by here more often. :)

  4. I can't believe that Black Fox is coming out this Friday!! We certainly wouldn't have made it this far without all of your hard work. :) Can't wait for everyone to see what we have up our sleeves.

  5. I'm biting my nails about Black Fox. You have put so much work and sweat into it! I can't wait for us to be able to say we got the first issue out. So excited!

  6. You have a fabulous blog! I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: Powerful Woman Writer Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.