Monday, June 18, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- June 18, 2012

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   Hello all! Hoping everyone had a nice Father's Day. I had a pretty low-key weekend and I got a good amount of reading and research done. I've just been wanting to kick back and read for quite some time. With it being Father's Day weekend, I still had distractions, but hey, I'll take what I can get.

   How has everyone been doing on submissions? I need to start submitting again. I've gotten decisions on almost everything I've sent out in the past month. I like to have at least one piece out in the world. If you can't submit to multiple places, try just picking one. Here's a look at what's new this week.


1. The New Guard 2012 Contests

Knightville Poetry Contest: $1,000 for an exceptional work of narrative and/or experimental poetry. Three poems per entry. Up to 300 lines per poem. Judged by National Poetry Series winner, JEANNE MARIE BEAUMONT.

Machigonne Fiction Contest: $1,000 for an exceptional work of literary and/or experimental fiction. Submit up to 7,500 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the manuscript functions as a stand-alone story. Judged by Novelist and Essayist, RICK BASS.

Entry fee is $15 for both contests and the deadline is July 18, 2012.

2. Emergency Press International Book Prize

Emergency Press is taking entries of book-length manuscripts for its 2012 contest. They are considering books that are cross-genre or multimedia. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication of their book by Emergency Press. There is an entry fee of $20 and the contest will end on July 1, 2012.

3. The 2012 Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests

All full-length collections of poetry 50-80 pages in length are eligible. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages in length. Prizes per category include book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel grant to participate in the 2013 Autumn House Master Authors Series in Pittsburgh. Entry fee is $30 and the contest closes on June 30, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Mixed Fruit Journal

Mixed Fruit, a quarterly literary magazine, is accepting submissions for its sixth issue. They're accepting fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary translations, visual art, works that incorporate typography, experimental soundscapes, videologues, recipes, silent film, animation, comics, and rogue power points. The deadline for issue six is June 30, 2012.

2. Grist: The Journal for Writers

Grist is seeking fiction, non-fiction and poetry from both emerging and established writers, whose work is of high literary quality and value. They want to see the best work you have to offer, regardless of style, form, or content. Submission period ends September 15, 2012.

3. Consequence Magazine

Consequence Magazine is the print, literary journal that focuses on the culture of war. They are looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, visual art, and interviews that address the consequences of armed conflict. Submission period closes September 1, 2012.

4. Talking Writing

Talking Writing is an online literary magazine that supports writers and those interested in literature by encouraging creative discussion of the writing process. They're looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews and visual art. Submission period ends July 15, 2012.

5. The Quotable

The Quotable is a new quarterly literary magazine showcasing tomorrow's quote-worthy authors. They're seeking flash fiction, short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and original art and photography. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, however the deadline for the Fall Issue is August 1, 2012.

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

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