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Hello all! So, I've sort of been sucking at life lately. Mondays have become incessantly busy. The opps are a little late but you know the saying, "Better late than never." Right? Right? I do have some good news. A few months ago my story Start to Stop was published online by The Rusty Nail. Well, I'm pleased to say that the story was finally published in print this month! Find the copy of the October Issue here. I'm super excited to see my work in print for the second time. Now, if only I could get that pesky novel published! By the way, you could have your story published if you commit to submitting your work on a regular basis. Why not start with the opportunities this week?
1. The Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
The Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (formerly the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize) is a collaboration between Persea Books and The Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project. It sponsors the annual publication of a poetry collection by an American woman poet who has yet to publish a full-length book of poems. The winner receives an advance of $1,000.00 and publication of her collection by Persea.
In addition, beginning this year, the winner receives the option of an all-expenses-paid residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center, a renowned artists retreat housed in a fifteenth-century castle in Umbertide, Italy. There is an entry fee of $25 and the contest ends on October 31, 2012.
2. Revolution House Magazine
Revolution House invites all to submit previously unpublished short-short stories to the inaugural flash fiction contest: 750 for $7.50. Prizes are based on entry fees collected, with a guaranteed first prize of $100 that will increase as they receive more entries.Writers may submit entries of up to 750 words for a fee of $7.50 (or two stories for $12). Contest deadline is November 30, 2012.
3. Wordrunner Memoir eChapbook Contest
Wordrunner eChapbooks publishes four online collections annually of fiction, poetry or memoir (each featuring one author) and the occasional anthology. Submissions are open for the winter 2012 memoir e-chapbook. At least 1/4 of the collection should be previously unpublished. Prose narratives based on personal experience may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 3,500 words each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 16,000 words for the collection. These narratives should belong together for some reason, be it theme, location or people. They can be funny, serious, or both, but something should have changed for the narrator or have been learned in the process of reshaping that experience. There is no entry fee ( I repeat THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE) and the contest closes on November 25, 2012.
Calls for Submissions:
1. Lunch Ticket
Antioch University Los Angeles' creative writing MFA program's biannual publication, Lunch Ticket, is accepting submissions for its second issue. Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, YA fiction, art/image submissions are welcome. Lunch Ticket welcomes diverse and quality work, regardless of theme. The submission period closes November 1, 2012.
2. Phantom Manners: Contemporary Southern Gothic Fiction by Women (Anthology)
Editors William Wright and Michelle Wright are now considering submissions for Phantom Manners: Contemporary Southern Gothic Fiction by Women. Submissions are open to any woman writing southern gothic fiction. Gifted writers in any stage of their writing careers are invited to submit.
The term "southern gothic," does not refer to genre fiction, but textured literary works with southern gothic aspects, e.g. Faulkner, O'Connor, Welty, Nordan, Porter, early McCarthy, William Gay, etc. They do not consider "southern gothic" a static sub-genre but an amorphous, inclusive one—the only "rules" being that submitted fiction has to deal with the American South in some sense and that the writing be "gothic," that it orbits or involve (whether on a small or large level) something disruptive, transgressive, taboo, derelict, corrupt, tragic, and/or disturbing. Dark humor may also figure into the equation.
Flash fiction, short stories, or self-contained short-story-length (up to 30 pp.) and excerpts from novels are welcome. Please send submissions to the editors at: email@example.com. Submission deadline is January 15, 2013.
3. Sliver of Stone
Sliver of Stone is a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established writers. They're looking for fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, poetry, art and photography. The Submission period will end on January 15, 2013.
4. Interrobang?! Magazine
Interrobang?! Magazine is a web and print magazine for the arts based in Providence, RI, New Orleans, LA and Portland, OR. They accept fiction, non-fiction, creative essays, and polemical ramblings no longer than 3000 words. The deadline for Volume 7 is October 31 2012, but submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
5. Second Voice Anthology
German-American writer Ursula Hegi, author of the novel, Stones from the River, is editing an anthology of fiction by immigrant writers. Second Voice Anthology offers three literary prizes, $1,000, $500, and $250, for fiction by immigrants who write in English but grew up within another language and culture. They are interested in short stories and novel excerpts of 7,000 words or less from established and new writers. No contest deadline or entry fee was listed.