Monday, December 10, 2012

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- December 10, 2012

Song of the Day: Can't Stop Me by Afrojack & Shermanology

   Hello all! Well, after a LONG hiatus I'm finally back. National Novel Writing Month was a success. This was probably the hardest NaNoWriMo I've ever done. I had so many road blocks. I finished, but I honestly don't know how. I will write a separate post on my experience later this week. 
   I have to pinch myself every time I don't want to believe it's December. For me, it's a time to examine goals I made that did or didn't get fulfilled. I already know there are some goals that I didn't make but I hope to correct it in the future. It also means that there is limited time to submit work. You may not get a response this year, but wouldn't it be nice to end the year right by knowing you did something good for your writing? Hurry and submit your work!


1. CutBank 

CutBank would like to announce the opening of its annual contests for the 2013 Montana Prize in Fiction, Montana Prize in Creative Non-fiction, and Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry. Winners receive $500 and publication in CutBank 79. All submissions will be considered for publication in CutBank. The $17 entry fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to CutBank, beginning with the prize issue, CutBank 79. Contest deadline is March 1, 2013.

2. Origami Zoo Chapbook Contest

The first ever Origami Zoo Chapbook Contest is open for submissions. Winner receives $250, publication by Origami Zoo Press in 2013, 25 copies of the chapbook, and plenty of love and affection. One honorable mention will also be published by Origami Zoo Press in 2013, receive 25 copies of the chapbook, and an equal amount of love and affection. There is a reading fee of $15 and the contest closes on January 5, 2013.

Calls for Submissions:

1. unbound CONTENT

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, unbound CONTENT is publishing an anthology (title TBD) celebrating the Jersey Shore. The book, edited by poet Joanie DiMartino, is expected to release in late 2013, and proceeds from the sale will be donated to ongoing restoration charities.

They are looking for: your prose, poetry, and artwork inspired by your recollections and reimaginings of the Jersey Shore. The focus should be more on love than loss, but send your best work for consideration. No restrictions or length limit on submissions, within reason. Send submissions to <> and INCLUDE JERSEY in the subject line. Writers and artists do not need to be residents of New Jersey to submit work for consideration. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2013.

2. Versal

Amsterdam's acclaimed literary & arts journal, Versal, is now reading for its 11th edition. Its editors are looking for excellent prose, poetry, art and the in between. Submission period closes January 15, 2013.

3. Greensilk Journal 

Greensilk Journal is looking for stories, essays, poetry and book reviews for their spring issue. Submission period deadline is February 10, 2013.

4. The Museum of Americana

The Museum of Americana is accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews, and interviews for Issue Two, set to go live in mid January. They seek work that showcases and/or re-purposes historical American culture. Submissions will only be read during the month of December

5. The Hamilton Stone Review

The Hamilton Stone Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry until January 15, 2012

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. The Fall Issue (#6) is out! Happy Writing!