Song of the Day: Reach for the Stars by S Club 7
Hello all! How was the weekend? I have to confess that I barely got anything done. I did get some much needed R & R. I also came to the conclusion that my blog has been lacking posts on the craft of writing lately. I have been consistent with my posts regarding opportunities for other writers, but I haven't been blogging on writing at all. I've been so busy lately that I've sort of neglected my blog. I'll have to fix that. In the coming weeks I'm going to try and have at least one other post other than my writing opportunities. In the meantime, check out what's here this Monday.
1. Palettes & Quills 3rd Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition
Palettes & Quills will give a $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book to one author. Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. All contest entrants will be offered a special discount on the purchase price of the published book. Entry fee is $20 and the contest ends on September 1, 2012.
2. The Willow Books Literature Awards
The Willow Books Literature Awards will recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. Prose Grand Prize is $2,000 and a book contract and the Poetry Grand Prize is $1,000 and a book contract. The entry fee is $30 for prose submissions and $25 for poetry submissions. Contest Deadline is October 1, 2012.
3. The Cincinnati Review Robert and Adele Schiff Prizes in Poetry and Prose
The Cincinnati Review invites submissions for the fourth annual Robert and Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Prizes. One winning poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative non-fiction) will be chosen for publication in the 2013 prize issue, and winning authors will receive $1,000 each. All entries will be considered for publication in The Cincinnati Review. The entry fee is $25 and the contest will end on July 31, 2012.
4. The 2012 Heinz Literature Prize
The Drue Heinz Literature Prize recognizes and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world. The award is open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press under its standard contract. There is no mention of an entry fee on the website and the contest ends June 30, 2012.
Calls for Submissions:
1. Linden Avenue Literary Magazine
Linden Avenue Literary Journal is seeking poetry and short fiction for issue two to be published July 1, 2012.
2. The Bakery
The Bakery is a new online poetry journal launching in July and looking for poetry submissions.
3. Opium Magazine
Opium Magazine is currently open to submissions of fiction.
4. Luna Station Quarterly
Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women. They want science fiction, space opera, new fairy tales, some creepiness, stories that explore the nooks and crannies of an original world, big events from the everyman perspective, unique settings and storytelling forms, and well written stories with strong characters. Submission period for the September issue will be June 15, 2012-August 15, 2012.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. Happy Writing!