Monday, December 19, 2011

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- December 19, 2011

Song of the Day: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Hanson

   Hello all! Who's ready for Christmas? I'm in the holiday spirit, though I haven't finished my Christmas shopping. Yikes! How was the weekend? Mine was interesting. My office's holiday dinner was on Saturday so I got all dolled up and they took us to a really swanky restaurant. It was a lot of fun. I also got a lot of reading done. While I read a lot of Judy Blume books as a kid, I never read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. I finally got a chance to read it this weekend. It was so funny and a pleasure to read. Judy Blume has a gift for capturing the adolescent voice. It was so innocent, which is why I don't understand the reasoning for placing it on the banned books list. I was also able to get some Christmas shopping done, though I have a ways to go!

   The year is wrapping up folks! Tell me, have you submitted any of your work recently? There's still time! You never know when you'll get an acceptance. Some markets respond within days, so you could get an acceptance for publication before the year is over. Then there's always January. Wouldn't it be nice if you got an acceptance and could start off the year with a bang? Take a look at what I've found this week.


1. Escape into Life

Escape into Life is pleased to announce its first annual fiction contest judged by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert Olen Butler. The first place winner will receive $250, the second place winner will receive $100 and the remaining finalists will receive $50 each. Entry fee is $5 and the contest closes on December 31, 2011.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Nanoism

A twitterzine accepting submissions of fiction that are written in 140 characters or less. They accept all genres, but they are partial to literary fiction.

2. Horizon Review

Horizon is currently accepting submissions of poetry, stories, essays, articles, memoir, multimedia pieces, art reviews, photo essays and other items of cultural interest. The submission period runs from December 15 - February 15.

3. ILK Journal

Ilk is currently accepting submissions of poetry.

4. Granny Smith Magazine

Seeking submissions of fiction, poetry and art that embody the feminine spirit ( submissions do not have to be written by a woman, however.)

5. 971 Menu

An online magazine looking for fiction and non-fiction. They are partial to stories under 1000 words, but they do publish longer pieces.

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art. We are also in need of a few good blog contributors. If you're interested in being a contributor for the Black Fox blog, email Happy Writing!

1 comment:

  1. Judy Blume is awesome. I re-read that book a few years ago and enjoyed it. I agree - it doesn't make any sense that it was banned.

    Merry Christmas!