Monday, April 16, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- April 16, 2012

Song of the Day: Can't Take That Away by Mariah Carey

   Hello all! How was the weekend? Yet another busy one for me. I had a reunion banquet for my sorority and then a baby shower for one of me best friends. It seems like things such as these wouldn't take all day, but somehow they always end up doing just that. Between that and all the errands I had no time to write or read. My reading schedule has been almost non-existent lately. Did I plan out a schedule like I said I was going to do? Nope! I am hoping this week isn't as busy as last week and I'll have more time to tackle my to-do list. I may also look at all my projects and possibly cut out a few things. And maybe I need to cut TV even more. GASP! I'm telling the world that I am going to submit  one piece of writing this week. I'll report back next week. I hope you'll join me and submit something yourself. Take a look at what I found.


1. Palettes & Quills 3rd Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

The winner will receive a $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Entry fee is $20 and the contests closes on September 1, 2012.

2. American Short(er) Fiction Prize

American Short Fiction invites you to submit your fiction of 1,000 words or less. First prize in the contest receives $500 and publication; second prize receives $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. Entry fee is $15 and the contest closes on May 1, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Horse Less Press

Horse Less Press is now reading chapbook and full length manuscripts. For chapbooks, they're interested in fiction, poetry, and hybrid-genre work. For full length manuscripts, they're interested in poetry and hybrid-genre. There is no reading fee.

2. Palooka Journal 

Palooka is now open to diverse forms, seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, artwork, photography, and multimedia for Issue #4.

3. Spark Wheel Press

Spark Wheel Press is now open to unsolicited submissions. They are currently accepting submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts only (48 pg minimum). There is a $3 reading fee.


1. The Los Angeles Review

The Los Angeles Review literary journal is looking for three to five book reviewers. These reviewers will primarily be responsible for their new online review section, which includes reviews of self-published books. Some reviews may also be published in the print journal. Fiction, poetry and nonfiction reviewers are all welcome to apply. Online reviews are 200 to 500 words in length. Print reviews are 200 to 300 words.

As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is currently accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art. We are also looking for a regular blogger. Email if interested. Happy Writing! 

1 comment:

  1. I've been trying to catch up with reading, too. I've been so busy that I'm considering about cutting more TV too. :( Thanks for the links!