Monday, May 14, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- May 14, 2012

Song of the Day: Think Good Thoughts by Colbie Caillat

   Hello all! How was the weekend? Being that is was Mother's Day this past Sunday, I have to admit that I didn't get much done. I went home for the weekend to be with my family. If you've been following my blog, then you know that I don't get much done when I'm around my family. And my mother LOVES to talk. And that's okay, because I love our conversations. Mom, if you're reading this, I love you!

   Last week, I said I was going to concentrate on my own writing and editing. I actually didn't get to edit my novel, but I worked on a few short stories. I also submitted to a ton of literary magazines. I've already gotten two rejections! Now to frantically check my email every two seconds while my work is under a microscope with the rest of literary magazines. I won't let it stop me from remaining hopeful and believing in my work, and you shouldn't either! Put your work out there!


1. 1913 Press Prize

1913 Press will read submissions for a FIRST BOOK in ANY (or NO) GENRE during the month of MAY 2012. The winning book(s) will be announced by September 30, 2012. All work submitted will also be considered for inclusion in 1913: A Journal of Forms. Reading fee is $25 and the contest deadline is May 31, 2012.

2. Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Swan Scythe Press is accepting manuscripts for its 2012 Poetry Contest. Any poet writing in English is eligible to submit. Winner will receive publication, $200, and 25 copies of a perfect-bound chapbook with full-color cover. The entry fee is $16 and the Contest closes June 1, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts and Letters

Assisi is looking for an eclectic mix of essays (both academic and personal), short fiction and poetry. They also publish photographs, drawings and other art works.

2. Rose Red Review

Rose Red Review is seeking art, fiction, photography, and poetry that best reflects the magic in the every day work that honors the past, the moment, and the uncertain future. Rose Red Review loves magical realism and pieces that possess a fairy tale. Submission period ends June 10, 2012.

3. (ĕm): A Review of Text and Image

(ĕm) invites writers to submit poetry, translations, fiction, creative non-fiction, lyric essays, graphic narratives, comic strips, photographs, paintings, miscellaneous artwork, book reviews, etc.

4. Conclave: A Journal of Character

Conclave is seeking submissions of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and art/photography for Issue 4.

5. Sweet: A Literary Confection

Sweet invites writers to submit poetry, creative non-fiction, lyric essays, non-fiction graphic narratives, and photo essays.

6. The Citron Review

The Citron Review accepts submissions of micro-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. Check out issue #4 if you haven't already! Happy Writing!

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