Monday, March 12, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- March 12, 2012

Song of the Day: Follow that Dream by Elvis Presley

   Hello all! How was the weekend? I had a relaxing and busy one, if that makes any sense. I got to catch up on some reading and also some editing. At the same time, I got some MUCH needed sleep. If you haven't seen it already, Black Fox Literary Magazine now has a blog! The first post went up last week and it was called, "Writers: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going to the Next Party." The post was written by our newest blogger, Syl DeLeon. If you have a free moment, please check it out. 

We're almost midway through March, have you submitted to any markets? It's never too late to start getting your work out there. Take a look at the opportunities for this week.


1. 34th Annual Nimrod Literary Awards:
    The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction & The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

The contest is open to either fiction of 7500 words or poetry that's 3-10 pages in length. First place wins $2,000 and publication and second place wins $1,000 and publication. Entry fee is $20 and the contest closes April 30, 2012.

2. 2012 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and publication of his or her winning story in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The second and third place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded. The entry fee is $15 and the contests ends May 1,2012.

3. The 971 Menu Prize for Short Fiction, 2012

A prize of $200 and publication in the Prize Issue will be given to one short story. The first runner-up will receive $100 and publication in the Prize Issue. The second through fourth runners-up will receive recognition and publication in the Prize Issue. The entry fee is $3 and the contest ends April 1, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. The Man Date: 15 Bromances

Prime Mincer Press, publisher of Prime Mincer Literary Magazine, is seeking submissions of short fiction for an anthology titled The Man Date: 15 Bromances, to be published in early 2013. The editors are looking for original, unpublished short stories ranging from 1,500-6,000 words concerning bromances—work that in some way comments on or deals with male friendships and relationships, and/or plays on the idea of the buddy story. The final selection will be a mix of emerging and established writers including Rick Bass, Pinckney Benedict and Alan Heathcock, among others. Deadline is June 1, 2012.

2. Orange Quarterly

Now accepting submissions of fiction, essays, poetry, art work and photography for their Spring issue. The theme is "Face." Deadline is March 15, 2012.

3. Cairn Press

Cairn Press is currently seeking remarkable, completed, fine-tuned fiction manuscripts. They prefer novels, but great short story collections are always welcome. Genre driven materials are not favored. Visit their site for more information. Deadline is April 30, 2012.

4. Mason's Road

Mason's Road is looking for submissions for its latest issue. They accept fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, art, craft essays, and audio drama. The theme for the fifth issue is "Characterization." Deadline is May 15, 2012.

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


  1. Awesome. Glad you had some sleep (which I could say the same). And thanks again for linking all of these submission calls! :)