Monday, February 27, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- February 27, 2012

Song of the Day: Dreams by The Cranberries

   Hello all! How was the weekend? I had a great weekend because one of my best friends got married. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding. It was beautiful! I also got some great news on Thursday. I received a letter stating that my story Baby Broker, will be published in the April issue of Blink-Ink. The story had been rejected three times before, so I was very excited that it had finally been accepted. Which leads me to my next point. If you're submitting your work to various markets, DON'T GIVE UP! Keep at it. Just because a piece is rejected doesn't mean there isn't a home for it. Keep truckin'! Submit, submit!


1. Gulf Coast Magazine

The 2012 Gulf Coast Contests, awarding publication and $1,500 each in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, are now open. Honorable mentions in each category will receive a $250 prize. The contest deadline is March 15, 2012.

2. Kore Press Short Fiction Chapbook Award

A prize of $1,000 and chapbook publication by Kore Press will be given to one short story written in English. Entry fee is $15 and the contest closes on March 5, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. The Baltimore Review

Accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The theme for the summer issue is "Heat." The submission period closes May 30, 2012.

2. Muzzle Magazine

Publishes poetry, visual art, interviews, book reviews, and performance reviews. The theme for the spring issue is "Drink." Deadline is March 15, 2012.

3. Gemini Magazine

Gemini is an online journal featuring fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. They are open to short stories, novel excerpts, micro fiction, free verse, rhyming poetry, memoir and more.

4. The Copperfield Review

The Copperfield Review is a historical fiction literary magazine. They accept stories, poems, non-fiction, novel excerpts and reviews. Submissions are accepted year-round but the deadline for the Spring 2012 edition is April 15, 2012.

As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. Happy Writing!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Release Day! Black Fox Literary Magazine Winter Issue #3

Song of the Day: Daydreamer by Adele

   Hello all! How was the weekend? I had a very productive one. As some of you may know I am slowly getting back into the groove of things after an unexpected trip to Trinidad. Taking the trip meant falling behind with Black Fox. I'm pleased to say that things are beginning to pick up and at last, it looks like we've caught up. Yes, issue #3 is here! Every time we release a new issue I have to pinch myself because I can't believe it. When you put your heart into something the way Pam, Quita and I have seeing it come to life is such an incredible feeling. I imagine this is what it must feel like (if not better) when your own book gets published.

As always, you can purchase a copy of the print version of the Black Fox winter issue or you can read the digital version on our website. Either way, I hope you check it out and I hope you love it as much as we do.

Issue #3 Features work by: Len Kuntz, Tasha Cotter, Nicholas Sanford, Holly Day, Changming Yuan, Gabriel Ricard, John Grey, Terrance Terich, Matthew Madonia, Christoper Spanel and Rafe Posey. Contributor Interviews with Nick Sanford and Terrance Terich. Special Interview with Jennifer Hillier, author of Creep. Photography by: Miriam Perez (cover artist) and Tammy Stone.

Happy Reading!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fives - Why Didn't I Think of That?: Novels to Admire

Song of the Day: Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez

   Hello all! Today's post will be short and sweet. As usual, the blog Paper Hangover has provided us with another fun topic for this week's Friday Fives. Today they're asking:

What are the FIVE novels you wish you had written?

Understand me when I say, that this is a HARD list to make. I love so many books! Really, this list could go on forever.

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

What are some books you wish you'd written? Hope you all have a fun and or productive weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- February 13, 2012

Song of the Day: Superhuman by Chris Brown and Keri Hilson

   Hello all! My favorite holiday is tomorrow! In the spirit of things the song of the day will be a love song for the remainder of February. Can you tell that I'm a hopeless romantic?

   Some of you may be wondering where the heck I've been. I have some "splaining" to do. I had a sick family member in Trinidad and I had to make an unexpected trip. I really didn't have access to the Internet and the whole point of taking the trip was to spend time with the loved one. That's exactly what I did. I was sort of cut off from my cyber world while I was there. On one hand it was nice to not have to worry about checking my email or twitter account every five minutes. On the other hand, it made me a little uneasy not having instant access to those things. It's amazing how dependent we are on the Internet. I kept thinking, "I wonder what's going on with Twitter?" or "I wonder if so and so sent me that email?" Anyway, my relative is much better now so all is well!

Can you believe we're already into the month of February? And lost mid-way no less! Have you submitted anything for the year? I have only had the chance to submit to one place, which I did last month. I have to get on the ball this month. It's never too late to start submitting. Pick something off of my list and go!


1. Whidbey Emerging Writers Getaway Contest

The Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association is holding a first novel contest, with a grand prize of a seven-day retreat at a fully furnished, rustic-luxury Smoky Mountain cabin in North Carolina, with daily continental breakfast ($2,000 value), plus a cash award of $300. Second and third place winners receive cash and other prizes. Top three finalists' entries will be reviewed by Andrea Hurst Literary Management, for possible representation. The top twenty-five entries will each receive two critiques from members of the association. Deadline is May 15, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Certain Circuits Magazine

Accepting Art, video, film, audio, poetry, and prose. Cross-genre is encouraged.

2. Ninth Letter

A literary journal looking for submissions of Fiction, poetry, Essays and interviews.

3. New Ohio Review

The New Ohio Review is seeking literary prose and poetry. Contributors are paid $20 per page for prose and $30 per page for poetry.

4. Palooka Journal

Palooka is looking for fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, photography and multimedia for inclusion in issues #3 and #4.

5. Star Line

The quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association accepts submissions of poetry year-round.

As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is always looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art and articles related to the craft of writing. Happy Writing!