Monday, June 25, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- June 25, 2012

Song of the Day: I Got This by Jennifer Hudson

   Hello all! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this past weekend. As some of you know, I absolutely love stormy weather. While others find it depressing, I find it uplifting. I love to read or write while it rains. It's somewhat therapeutic for me. It has been raining for three straight days here in Florida. I spent the weekend reading, making Trinidadian dishes with my mom and watching the rain. I wasn't as productive as I should have been, but isn't reading supposed to be research for writers? Here are the opportunities for this week. Be brave. Pick something. Submit.


1. Oregon Writers Colony (OWC) Annual Writing Contests

Short Stories Both True and Imagined Contest:

First place in either fiction or non-fiction will receive $200, feature story and excerpt of winning story will be published in the newsletter, Colonygram, and listed on the OWC website. Second place in either fiction or non-fiction will receive $100, plus listed in Colonygram and on the OWC website. Third place in either fiction or non-fiction will receive $50, plus listed in Colonygram and on the OWC Website.

Elizabeth Bolton Poetry Contest:

First place will receive $100, second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25. All entries will receive publication in Colonygram.

Winners in all contests will be invited to read at an celebratory evening in the fall, 2012. The contests end on August 15, 2012.

2. Thread Fantasy & Science Fiction Short Story Contest

This contest is to honor Ray Bradbury, one of America’s great writers, who died on June 6, 2012 at the age of 91. Stone Thread Publishing is seeking fantasy and sociological science fiction short stories to create an anthology in his honor. First Place will win a prize of $50. Second through sixth will receive $20. Honorable Mentions will all receive $10. Deadline is July 31, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Diverse Voices Quarterly

Diverse Voices Quarterly is celebrating its third year of publishing online. Submit your best poetry, short stories, and personal essays/creative non-fiction for the autumn issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, however the deadline for the autumn issue is August 1, 2012.

2. Palooka Journal

Palooka is a nonprofit literary journal open to diverse forms, seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, artwork, photography, and multimedia for Issue #5 and #6.

3. Measure

Measure is always looking for metrical poetry submissions, but if you've been writing sonnets about rock 'n roll, villanelles about the golden age of radio, or blank verse about Beethoven, now is the time to submit. The currently call for submissions is for a music-themed issue that will feature poems, essays, and lyrics from songwriters and poets. Deadline for the themed issue is October 15th.

4. Radioactive Moat

Submissions for issue seven are now open. Radioactive Moat accepts fiction, poetry, visual art and photography. The submission period ends September 1, 2012.

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

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