Monday, July 23, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- July 23, 2012

Song of the Day: Titanium by David Guetta feat. Sia

   Hello all! How was the weekend? I had a very productive one. I got a ton of things checked off on my to-do list. As some of you may know, two weekends ago I attended a writers retreat in North Carolina with a couple of blogger pals and some writers from my MFA program. The retreat was the reason I didn't post any opportunities last Monday. I was in dire need of rest! I'll be posting about my experience at the retreat later this week. It was wonderful being surrounded by writers. In the meantime, what steps have you taken to get your work out there? If you've never submitted anything, now is a good time to start. It's good practice if you're working on a larger work that you eventually want to get published. Have a look.


1. Palooka Press Chapbook Contest

Palooka Press will consider manuscripts of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, graphic narrative, or mixed-genre (any combination of genres). The winner receives publication by Palooka Press, $100 honorarium, 20 free copies of the book, a bio and photo featured on the Palooka website with an author interview about the winning manuscript and all the praise and social media benefits Palooka can offer (Facebook page with 1,850 followers). Entry fee is $10 and the contest deadline is December 1, 2012.

2. Liternational's 1st Annual Contributors Prize

Eligibility: Writers with original fiction and/or creative non-fiction who are over the age of eighteen and have NOT published professionally are eligible. Prizes are as follows: $500 for fiction, $500 for non-fiction and $250 for the Runner-Up. There is no entry fee and the contest ends August 15, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Extract(s): Daily Dose of Lit

Extract(s) features bite-sized literature in surprising forms. Publishing something new five days a week, they're looking for short prose, poetry, haiku and photograph pairs, and book excerpts.

2. Saw Palm

Saw Palm, a regional publication affiliated with the University of South Florida, is accepting submissions for Issue #7. Saw Palm only publishes work having to do with the state of Florida by artists and writers in-state and out. They're looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, art and photography that captures the unique experience of Florida life, landscape and trope. New and experienced writers and artists are encouraged to submit work.

3. Composite

Composite is currently accepting submissions of unpublished flash fiction or micro-essays under 1000 words, and short stories or creative non-fiction essays under 3000 words for their 9th issue themed, Function.

4. Toad

Toad, a quarterly journal of exciting art, is currently reading submissions for Issue 2:3. They're looking for prose, poetry, visual art, and multimedia projects.

5. Saxifrage Press

Saxifrage Press is featuring one fiction writer for August and September. Please send one short piece no more than 3000 words for consideration. Stories must be previously unpublished.

6. Tilt-a-Whirl

Tilt-a-Whirl, the "sporadical" of repeating form poetry, announces that it will publish a new issue soon. There is still room for a few more poems written in the following forms: rondeau, ballad, ballade, paradelle, ovillejo. (No villanelles, sestinas, or pantoums at this time.) Please consult the guidelines and submit by July 25, 2012.

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. Be on the lookout for our summer issue (#5) out next Monday! Happy Writing!

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