Song of the Day: Win by Brian McKnight
Hello all! How was the weekend? I've been so busy lately that I haven't had much time to edit or write my own work. When I'm away from writing too long, I get that burning feeling that something isn't quite right. It's the writing bug and all the writers out there know what I'm talking about. I'm itching to get back into my own work and I've decided to dedicate this week to my own writing and editing. I have had quite a few short story ideas in my head that I need to get down on the page. I have also spent a good deal of time away from my novel, and well, I just miss it. I'm going to submit to a few magazines this week as well. I hope you've all been keeping up with your submissions, even if you haven't been, you can start at any time. Here's what I found this week.
1. Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
Gemini Magazine is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Flash Fiction Contest. The grand prize is $1,000. Stories should be no more than 1,000 words. No restrictions on content, style or genre. Second place wins $100 and there's a third place prize of $50 plus three honorable mentions. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2012 issue of Gemini. Deadline is August 31, 2012
Calls for Submissions:
1. Blue Lyra Review
Blue Lyra Review is a new literary magazine seeking submissions of poetry, non-fiction and art for their first issue.
2. Four Way Books
Four Way Books will be reading book-length collections of poetry written in English, regardless of publication history. They will also read short story collections, and consider novellas of between 80 - 200 pages. Selected authors will receive publication and a reading in NYC. Reading fee is $28 and the reading period will take place from June 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012.
3. Generations Literary Journal
Generations Literary Journal welcomes submissions of poetry, short fiction, personal narrative and artwork from writers and artists who represent all generations. Each issue is themed. The theme for the upcoming issue is Rites of Passage. Reading period for the next issue ends May 15, 2012.
4. Specter Magazine
Submissions for Specter's first themed issue, The Hip-Hop Issue, have been extended to May 15, 2012. They're looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art/photography which embodies a hip-hop aesthetic.
5. Valparaiso Fiction Review
Valparaiso Fiction Review is seeking works of short fiction for its upcoming Winter 2012 issue.
Switchback is now accepting submissions for Issue 16 and they want your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction or art. The theme for Issue 16 is: Current.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. We just released the Spring Issue (#4) last week! Check it out on our website. It's also available in print or eBook! Happy writing!