Song of the Day: Reach by Gloria Estefan
Hello all! How was the weekend? Shamefully, I have to admit that I didn't get all the things on my to-do list done. After I came home from community service, the cold that I have had for over two weeks, caught up with me. I stayed in bed for the rest of the weekend. I hate when things happen that are beyond my control. I had so much to do, I still have so much to do. I'm trying to play catch up today before I head into work tomorrow.
Don't forget about my Banned Books Giveaway. Last day to enter is this Wednesday October 13, 2011!
We started a new month, have any of you taken the time to sit down and plan out where you'll submit your work? I hope you're still keeping up! Here are a few options to choose from.
1. Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest
Glimmer Train Stories is looking for stories about family. Stories are usually 1,500-6,000 words but can go up to 12,000 words. First place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories and 20 copies of the issue. Second place wins $500 and third place wins $300. Reading fee is $15 and the contest closes on October 31, 2011.
2. Gemini Magazine Poetry Contest
The contest is open to all forms of poetry. First prize wins $1,000. Second place wins $100 and third place wins $50. Three honorable mentions will also be announced. All six finalists will be published in the March 2012 issue of Gemini Magazine. Entry fee is $5 and the contest closes on January 3, 2012.
3. The Danahy Fiction Prize- Tampa Review
One previously unpublished work of short fiction will be given an award of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Tampa Review. Manuscripts should be between 500 and 5,000 words. Entry fee is $15 and the contest deadline is November 1, 2011.
4. Straylight Fiction Contest
Straylight Literary Magazine is hosting their first short-fiction contest. Submissions should be between 1,000 and 5,000 words. First place wins $125, print publication, 1-year subscription, 3 copies; Second place wins $50, print publication, 1-year subscription, 3 copies; Third place wins $25, print publication, 1-year subscription, 3 copies. There is a $10 reading fee and the contest closes on October 21, 2011. For more information visit the link below.
Calls for Submissions:
1. Steampunk Anthology
Entangled Publishing is seeking submissions for a summer 2012 steampunk anthology. Submissions should b
2. The Coffin Factory
The Coffin Factory publishes phenomenal fiction, essays and art three times a year. Send your original fiction or essays under 6,000 words.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. We are also looking for guest bloggers and regular contributors. If you're interested in blogging for us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be on the lookout for our second issue, set to be released October 31, 2011! Happy Writing!