Song of the Day: Ready to Rise and Shine by Michael Holborn
Hello all! Well, the move was a success! I'm still sort of running around like crazy trying to get things squared away. Who knew it would be so much work? I thought I'd be done "doing things" by now. I'm not even done unpacking. [Insert straight face here.] I'm having a hard time balancing writing life with personal life right now. I'm giving myself another week or two to get back to a regular schedule. I'm looking forward to stepping it up this week. I hope that you all have been taking advantage of the opportunities! Whatever you do, keep writing.
1. Reed Magazine Fiction and Poetry Contests
John Steinbeck Award (Fiction)
Writers may submit original, unpublished stories up to 6,000 words. Finalists will be selected by the Reed Magazine Editorial Team and then will be sent to the judge. First place winners will receive $1000 and have a chance to have their story published in the upcoming issue. Runner-ups will also be considered for publication. Entry fee is $15 and contest deadline is November 1, 2013.
Edwin Markham Prize in Poetry (Poetry)
Writers may submit 3-5 original, unpublished poems. Finalists will be selected by the Reed Magazine Editorial Team and then will be sent to the judge. Winners will receive $1000 and have a chance to have their story published in the upcoming issue. Runner-ups will also be considered for publication. Entry fee is $15 and contest deadline is November 1, 2013.
Calls for Submissions:
1. Mixed Fruit
Mixed Fruit is now accepting submissions for their summer issue. They're looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, translations, hybrid pieces, and they also consider multimedia submissions.
2. Souvenir: A Journal
Souvenir: A Journal is currently open for submissions of prose, poetry, and art.
escarp, a selective, Twitter-based review of brief poetry and prose, is seeking submissions of brief (under 140 character) fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They accept submissions through direct messages on Twitter.
4. Slash Pine Press Call for Chapbook Submissions
Every academic year, Slash Pine Press publishes two chapbooks, each in a limited run of 125 copies. This year, the press will publish one in the fall of 2013 and one in the Spring of 2013. This submission is for the chapbook to be published in the fall. There is a $3 reading fee that will go to printing and administrative fees. The author of the accepted manuscript will receive 15 copies as well as the option to buy additional copies at a reduced cost. Deadline for consideration is May 15, 2013.
5. Emerald Coast Review Anthology
The literary anthology, Emerald Coast Review, is now accepting submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, graphic design and art for its 2013 publications. All artists, photographers, writers and poets are invited to submit entries celebrating Viva Florida 500, but entries are not limited to Florida themes. ECR is a regional publication containing works about the Emerald Coast or by authors living along the Emerald Coast. The book has been published biannually by West Florida Literary Federation since 1989. Reading and submission fees are: $10 for four poems, up to six photos/illustrations or up to 2000 words of fiction. Student entry fee is $5. Submission deadline is May 1, 2013.
6. Tule Review
Call for Poetry Submissions. Sacramento Poetry Center's journal, Tule Review, showcases new writers to national award winners from the region and across the nation. Deadline is April 30, 2013.
As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. The Fall Issue (#7) is out! Happy Writing!