Monday, December 12, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- December 12, 2011

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   Hello all! Opportunities are finally back today! It's almost the end of the year. Have you thought about submitting your work to a couple of places before the year is over? Now is the time to do it if you haven't done it at all this year. I must admit, I haven't submitted lately. With National Novel Writing Month being last month, I haven't had the time to even think about submitting work, let alone polishing up any short stories. I've decided to devote this week to looking over old short stories, editing them and deciding where I want to submit. It's part of one of my "wrap-up to 2011" writing goals. Here are some places you might consider submitting your work.


1. The 34th Nimrod Literary Awards

Nimrod International Journal presents the The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. First place wins $2,000 and publication and second place wins $1,000 and publication. Entry fee is $20 and includes a one-year subscription. Contest runs from January 1, 2012- April 30, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. NAP

NAP magazine is currently accepting submissions of poetry and fiction.

2. Helix Magazine

Helix, the literary magazine of the University of Connecticut is seeking art, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and plays for the Spring 2012 edition.

3. Heavy Feather Review

Open to submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for the inaugural issue. Submit by December 15, 2011 for consideration in the first issue.

4. Flash Fiction Online 

Accepting flash fiction between 500 and 1,000 words, any genre.

5. Vestal Review

Vestal Review is looking for stories of 25 words or less about pets for a new anthology called, What I Learned from My Pet.

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. The deadline for issue #3 is December 31, 2011. We are in great need of non-fiction folks! We are also looking for a few good blog contributors. We need regular contributors who can commit to writing one blog post a week, every other week or once a month. Email if interested. Happy Writing! 


  1. Pam found this neat lit magazine that promotes YA Literature. That might be a good one for you to feature here if you can find out what it is...the name escapes me now. Pam will probably comment and give it to you :D

    Thanks for the opps!

  2. Nice! I was just about to start looking for magazines accepting submissions. This will be a great start. Thanks!

    Oh, and I'm hosting a Blog Hop this week. :)

  3. Lots of great opportunities! One of these days I will test my writing of a shorter work and enter one of those. :)

  4. Great links! And the new YA lit mag that Quita's talking about is One Teen Story. They're first issue is in the fall of 2012, but they're looking for submissions now. :)

  5. Thanks for the links, I'm particularly interested in the flash fiction opportunity.

    I love the online writing community, it's so mutually supportive.

  6. Thank you for the links. I'm always looking for writing opportunities (now it's just a point of sitting down and taking them).