Monday, May 21, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- May 21, 2012

Song of the Day: Good Feeling by Flo Rida

   Hello all! I'm still coming down from the high of seeing my name in print over at Blink Ink Magazine. All the excitement got me really pumped for the weekend and I had one of the most productive weekends that I've had in a long time. I absolutely love it when I have nowhere to be. I got some writing done, got to catch up on some much needed reading and worked on my writing business. I also got to edit and submit a few short stories. Which reminds me, have you been taking the time to submit your work? I've only had two stories published, but both of them were rejected multiple times before I got one yes. It's important to keep trying, even if you don't feel like it. That is the time when you should be most persistent. Now, go on, be persistent with the opportunities I found for this week.


1. The Gatewood Prize

The Gatewood Prize is Switchback Books' annual competition for a first or second full-length (48-80 pp.) collection of poems by a woman writing in the English language. Entry fee is $18 (reading fee only) or $28 (and you receive a book of your choice from their catalog). Deadline is June 15, 2012.

2. Pachaas

Pachaas is Foundling Review's second 50-word Fiction Contest. Fifty words, no more, no less.There is no entry fee and the contest ends on July 15, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Another Chicago Magazine

Another Chicago Magazine is currently open for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, short plays, tangents, e-mails, comedy, memes, text/image hybrids and art.

2. A River & Sound Review

A River & Sound Review is accepting submissions of poetry (especially poetry), fiction, nonfiction, and humor for its seventh issue. They pay: $25 for poetry, $50 for prose. Submission period ends May 31, 2012.

3. Sundress Publications Women & Place Anthology

Sundress Publications is currently looking for submissions from women for a multi-genre anthology (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) centered on the idea of "place" to be published in October 2013. Submissions will be accepted throughout 2012 on a rolling basis.

4. Thick Jam

Thick Jama new online flash fiction magazine, is seeking beautifully written stories that stick. Stories should be 90-900 words in length.

5. Referential Magazine

Referential Magazine is open year round for "referred" submissions but they're also currently open for new features (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art). "Referred" means that you must refer to something that already appears on their site.

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

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