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So, how has everyone been doing with submissions? I must admit I haven't been submitting as much. I got about five rejections in the space of a month. Sigh. I'm kind of in a writing slump. I'm at that point where I'm doubting my work and I missed two deadlines for contests because of it. As I was reading The Help this weekend, I remembered how many times it was rejected before publication. Sounds cliched but it made me realize that I need to keep going. We all need to keep going. To make up for the opportunities being absent the past couple of weeks, I've listed TONS. Surely you can find somewhere to submit to. Let's go!
1. Boston Review's Aura Estrada Short Story Contest
The winning author will receive a prize of $1500 and have their work published in the Boston Review in the summer of 2012. Stories should be 5,000 words or less. Then entry fee is $20 and the deadline is October 1, 2011. For more details visit the link below.
2. Writer's Digest 12th Annual Short Short Story Competition
Writer's Digest hosts its annual short short story contest. The prizes are as follows: First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference; Second Place: $1,500; Third Place: $500 Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100; Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer’s Digest Books. Stories should be 1500 words or less. Entry fee is $20 and the contest closes on November 15, 2011. For official guidelines please visit the website below.
Calls for Submissions:
1. Matchbook Literary Magazine
An online literary magazine seeking short fiction of 1,000 words or less.
2. Cobalt Review
An online literary magazine seeking fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
3. Big Wonderful Press
A small press looking for short fiction collections, full length poetry collections, poetry chapbooks, poetry/art collaborative chapbooks, literary novels, and book length creative non-fiction. They are also looking for serious literary stories written by women from the point-of-view of a male for the Voice Project. Those stories should be 5,000 words or less.
4. Big Lucks
A literary magazine open to submissions of fiction, poetry and art.
5. The Rag Literary Magazine
The Rag accepts submissions of short fiction, poetry, manuscripts (first three chapters initially), and art.
An online literary magazine currently accepting works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and flash. All genres, styles and forms accepted.
Memorious is an online literary magazine looking for submissions of fiction and poetry.
8. SteamPunk Magazine
SteamPunk Magazine is "a publication that is dedicated to promoting steampunk as a culture, as more than a sub-category of fiction." They are currently accepting submissions of fiction for issue #8. Deadline is October 15, 2011.
Crazyhorse is a literary magazine accepting fiction, poetry, and non-fiction/essay between September 1 and May 31. Payment for accepted work is $20-35 per page of layout.
10. Independent Ink Magazine
A quarterly digital publication seeking fiction and adventuresome non-fiction.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine accepts fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. We're also looking for blog posts and consistent blog contributors. Visit our website for more details. Happy Writing!