Monday, August 20, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- August 20, 2012

Song of the Day: Zoom Zoom by Lionel Ritchie & The Commodores

   Hello all! We've made it to another week. I have been so tired lately. It's like my body can't seem to get enough sleep. Have you ever had times like that? It always leaves me wondering if I'm doing too much. I didn't get a chance to say this earlier but my flash story was a week four winner in the Sizzling Summer Flash Fiction Contest over at Writer Unboxed. If you're interested in reading the story you can find it here. The win qualified me as a finalist for the Grand Prize. Unfortunately, I didn't win overall, but it was fun participating and I enjoyed the weekly prompts. There's always next year!


1. The 2012 Open City Magazine No-Fee RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest at Anderbo

The contest is for an unpublished short story (Minimum word count: 3,500; maximum to 5,000 words). Winner Receives: $500 cash, trophy, announcement & publication on There is no reading fee (I repeat, there is NO reading fee) and the contest deadline is December 31, 2012.

2. Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize 2012

A prize of $2000 and publication by Anhinga Press will be given to a manuscript of original poetry. There is an entry fee of $25 and the contest closes on September 30, 2012.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Apple Valley Review

Apple Valley Review will be reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for its Fall 2012 issue (Vol. 7, No. 2). Reading period ends September 15, 2012.

2. Heron Tree

Heron Tree, an online journal of poetry, will accept submissions from September 1, 2012 through December 1, 2012.

3. Split Lip Magazine

Split Lip is looking for fiction, memoir, poetry, music and interviews. Make sure you follow the submission guidelines.!submit/con8

4. Free Flash Fiction

Free Flash Fiction accepts flash fiction stories that are 200-1000 words. They're looking for stories in the following genres: Action & Adventure, Literary & Contemporary, Horror & Thrillers, Romance & Erotica, Satire & Humor, Science Fiction & Fantasy.

5. Prism Review

Prism Review is now open for submissions of contemporary literary fiction and poetry.

6. Dagan Books

Dagan Books is currently open for submissions of speculative fiction novellas–stories between 17,500 and 40,000 words in length.

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


  1. Congrats on the contest win! Even if you didn't win the big prize, that's still pretty exciting. :)