Monday, August 1, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- August 1, 2011

Song of the Day: Winning by Santana

    Hello all! How was the weekend? I had a fantastic one. For those of you who don't know, Issue #1 of Black Fox Literary Magazine was released on Friday! We had a really good response and I'm so thankful for those of you that have visited the site and read the magazine. The issue is available for free online on the Black Fox website and we also have a print version that is $10. In other news, my short story, The Truth About Lipstick is available today in The Scarlet Sound. Read it here. It's my first published piece, so I'm very excited! As my thesis presentation is nearing, I'll be a little MIA around my blog. I'm going to try and have at least one or two posts, but until next week is over with, I won't be thinking about blogging (though you KNOW I still love you all don't you?) Here are this week's opportunities.


1. Writer's Digest Science Fiction/Fantasy Contest

Writer's Digest is now accepting submissions for its Science Fiction/Fantasy Contest. Entries should be 4,000 words or less. Here are the prizes:

  • First Prize: The First Place-Winner receives $1,000 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth of Writer’s Digest Books and the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.
  • Second Prize: The Second Place-Winner receives $500 cash, promotion in Writer’s Digest, $100 worth of Writer’s Digest Books and the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.
  • Honorable Mention: Honorable Mentions will receive promotion in Writer’s Digest and the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.

Entry fee is $20 and the contest closes on September 15, 2011.

Calls for Submissions:

1. The Baltimore Review

The Baltimore Review is re-launching as an online literary magazine. They are looking for short stories, poems, and creative non-fiction.

2. Litro

Litro accepts short stories, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction. Issues are themed so be sure to check the submission guidelines.

3. Diverse Voices Quarterly

Seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, personal essays/creative non-fiction and art work.

4. Inkwell 

Inkwell is now accepting unsolicited submissions in poetry, prose, and artwork. The Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 reading period runs from August 1, 2011 to November 15, 2011. Inkwell pays $10 per printed page and two complimentary copies.

   A few announcements about Black Fox Literary Magazine. This week we'll be adding a non-fiction section to our submission manager. We will also have ad space available for authors who would like to promote their books. The cost is $10 for a full page ad and $5 for a half page ad. Due to printing costs we can only offer this in black and white. We're also launching a Black Fox blog and we're looking for contributors to blog about topics related to writing, reading or publishing. In the very near future we'll be offering manuscript consulting, so be on the look out for that as well. As always, we're looking for fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction submissions. Information on everything mentioned will be available on the site this coming week. Happy Writing!


  1. Yay!! So glad that your short story is out for the world to see!!! And I got the okay from my agent to start submitting my short stories--I can thank you for that. :) Good luck with your in working on your thesis presentation; since Quita and I are going out of town in the next few days, we tried to get the bulk of it done this past weekend. To say that I'm a little nervous would be an understatement.

  2. Congrats on getting your story published! I'll check it out. Good luck with your thesis work.

    Also, I just gave you an award on my blog. :)