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Hello all! It's June. Like, it's really June. I'm actually VERY paranoid with time and I'm feeling a lot of pressure to complete all of the goals I set for this year. I have time, but before you know it, it's going to be December! Which means that this week I'll probably be doing a check-in to see where I am with my goals for the year.
I have some good news. I got an acceptance letter in my inbox on Friday! My story, Start to Stop will be published in The Rusty Nail. I'm thrilled! This story was rejected twice before. See? You have to keep trying! In that same way, I received a rejection in my inbox yesterday. I'm still going to keep submitting that story until I get a yes. How are you doing with submissions? Any acceptances? Any rejections? It's like the Cinderella story. Us writers have to submit to a lot of magazines to find the perfect one.
1. Accents 2012 Poetry Chapbook Contest
Accents Publishing is happy to announce its 2012 Poetry Book Contest. Two winners will be selected. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $250 cash prize and 25 perfect-bound copies. All contest entries will also be considered for regular publication with Accents Publishing. There is an entry fee of $10 and the contest ends on June 30, 2012.
2. The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest
The Writer magazine invites you to submit a previously unpublished travel essay of up to 1,200 words. Write about your unforgettable travel experiences, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. Prizes: $1,000/$300/$200; Gotham Writers' Workshop online classes; and publication in The Writer for the winner. Entry fee is $10 and the contest closes on June 15, 2012.
3. The American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize
The annual American Poetry Review /Honickman First Book Prize offers publication of a book of poems, a $3,000 award, and distribution by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. The purpose of the prize is to encourage excellence in poetry, and to provide a wide readership for a deserving first book of poems. Entry fee is $25. The contest runs from August 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012.
4. Blue Light Press Poetry Chapbook Contest
The editors of Blue Light Press invite you to submit a manuscript to their Blue Light Poetry Prize Competition. They like poems that are imagistic, emotionally honest, and contain a vision where the writer pushes through the imagery to a deeper level of insight. There is a reading fee of $10 and the contest deadline is June 15, 2012.
Calls for Submissions:
1. The Mom Egg
The Mom Egg, an annual print journal of work by or about mothers, is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative prose, and art for its 2013 issue, which is themed MOTHER TONGUE. Mothers and non-mothers are invited to submit works on this topic. Deadline is September 1, 2012.
2. OVS Magazine
OVS Magazine is looking for well crafted poetry, and black and white art. Submissions are accepted year-round but the deadline for the summer issue is June 15, 2012.
3. The Destroyer
The Destroyer, a biannual online publication, is currently looking for poetry, innovative prose, texts with no determinate genre, video, and audio. They are also seeking to publish public opinion pieces by established writers and civic journalists in the section, "The Vent."
4. MOLT Journal
MOLT Journal accepts submissions of fiction and poetry year-round.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. Happy Writing!