Song of the Day: Girl on Fire by Alicia Keyes
1. Memoir Contest- Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s Anthology
Seeking women with tell-tale stories of that extraordinary era for a unique anthology: Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries, though all entries are eligible for publication: First place receives $300, publication, and 5 copies of the anthology; Second place receives $150, publication, and 3 copies of the anthology; Third place receives $75, publication, and 2 copies of the anthology. Entry fees are $20 for prose and $15 for poetry. Deadline is January 15, 2013.
2. The Missouri Review Editor's Prize Competition
First place prizes of $5,000 each are awarded in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Winners will be published in The Missouri Review and will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip to the Editor's Prize gala. Runners-up also receive cash prizes and will have their work published in TMR. The contest closes on October 1st, 2012.
3. Gold Line Press's 2012 Poetry & Fiction Chapbook Competition
Each winner receives $500, publication of her/his perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN, and 10 contributor copies. Gold Line Press sends out an additional 30 copies on behalf of winners to respected literary venues for review. There is a reading fee of $15 and the contest will end on September 30, 2012.
4. Mixed Fruit's Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose
Mixed Fruit is pleased to announce the Carson Prize in Poetry or Prose, a writing contest that will present one winning writer with a $100 award and publication in the first print issue, to be published in early 2013. The Carson Prize is open to all writers in all genres. There is no entry fee (I repeat there is NO entry fee) and the contest deadline is November 15, 2012.
Calls for Submissions:
1. OVS Magazine
OVS is looking for well crafted poetry, and black and white art.
Ayris (pronunced "iris") is a literary magazine edited by undergraduate students at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. They are looking for high quality poetry, prose, and visual art from everywhere. Submissions to Ayris are read between August 1, 2012 and December 1, 2012.
3. Little Patuxent Review
Little Patuxent Review is a community-based publication focused on writers and artists from the Mid-Atlantic region, but all excellent work originating in the United States will be considered. Little Patuxent Review is seeking submissions for the Winter 2013 issue. The theme is Doubt. Submit one piece of fiction, non-fiction or creative non-fiction up to a maximum of 3500 words in length or one to three poems. The submission period ends November 1, 2012.
4. The Boiler Journal
The Boiler Journal seeks poetry, short fiction, and short memoirs on a quarterly basis.
5. The Jet Fuel Review
The Jet Fuel Review is a online literary journal that is a student-run publication of Lewis University. They are currently accepting fiction (short stories, flash fiction, micro shorts), non-fiction (lyrical essays, memoirs, hybrid works, etc), poems, and artwork. Submission period ends October 15th, 2012.
6. Unmanned Press
Each month Unmanned Press publishes an original short work of literary fiction by an emerging and/or underserved writer that exhibits literary skill, sharpness, and originality. Selected writers are awarded $250, electronic publication, and an author interview.
7. Airlie Press
Airlie Press seeks poets who live in Northwest Oregon to submit full-length poetry manuscripts (65-80 pages) during the month of September 2012. Airlie will publish the accepted manuscripts in 2014.
8. Sundog Lit
Sundog Lit seeks to publish active, vibrant, earth-scorching literature. They accept literary fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and hybrid.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. Happy Writing!