Song of the Day: You Gotta Be by Des'ree
Hello all! I have been MIA. Unfortunately, I had a death in the family and needed some time away to handle it. Thank you all for being patient. I'm still in the process of moving, so my introductions won't be as long during the coming weeks. But, I hope you all have been writing and submitting. Life is crazy so don't put off for tomorrow what you can get done today. Keep pushing.
1. The Southeast Review's 2013 Short Short, Poetry, and Non-fiction Contests
SER invites you to apply to one or more of our three contest categories: World's Best Short-Short Story, Gearhart Poetry, and Narrative Non-fiction. One winner will be chosen in each category and awarded $500. For short story and poetry, the winner and nine finalists will be published in spring/summer 2014. For non-fiction, the winning essay and two finalists will be published in spring/summer 2014. Entry fee is $16 and the contest deadline is March 15, 2013.
2. Vern Cowles Prize for Trinity of Poems
They're searching for the best three contemporary poems. The prize is $1,000 and featured publication in The Cape Rock. Entry fee is $20 and the contest ends on April 1, 2013.
3. A Very Short Story Contest
Gotham Writers Workshop would like to make a bet with you. Write a great short story in ten words or fewer. (You may use a title, but that goes into the word count.) Submit it to their contest. Entry is free. Winner of the bet gets a free Gotham ten-week workshop.
4. Steam eReads Romantic Fiction Contest
In celebration of our launch and all things romance, Steam eReads is calling for entries to the 2013 “Some Like it Hot” Romantic Fiction Competition. They are looking for original, previously unpublished works of 50,000+ words. Entry is free, and open to Australian and international writers aged 18 and over. PRIZES: Three cash prizes and a publishing contract with Steam eReads. First prize: $1,500 AUD; Second prize: $1,000 AUD; Third prize: $500 AUD.
Calls for Submissions:
Ontologica, a Bi-annual literary magazine of art and thought, is now accepting submissions of Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Art. Submission period ends April 30, 2013.
2. Mason's Road Online Literary Journal
They are now accepting your best fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, drama, and craft essays. Issue Seven's theme is Point of View, and they are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic. Submission period ends April 1, 2013.
3. TINGE Magazine
TINGE Magazine, Temple University's online literary journal, is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for its Spring issue, which will be published in April. Deadline for the Spring issue is March 15, 2013.
4. Little Patuxent Review
Announcing Little Patuxent Review's Summer 2013 issue, MUSIC. They're looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. The Summer reading period ends March 15, 2013.
The editors of Conte, an online journal of narrative writing, announce an open submissions call for poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for their nineteenth issue, slated for publication in Summer 2013. Submission period deadline is July 1, 2013.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. We are also looking for articles on the craft of writing. The Winter Issue (#7) is out! Happy Writing!