Posts made in December, 2008

Glasses Glasses Call for Submissions

January 1st commences the launch of glassesglasses.org, a new online magazine featuring stories, essays, short films, and handmade goods. Published on a monthly basis, each issue contains an overarching theme (e.g. January’s “Shirts & Skins”), which serves as a loose prompt for the content. The glasses glasses team is now accepting submissions for its February edition, “Cops & Robbers.” For guidelines and/or general inquiries, please contact...

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NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge

NYC Midnight (www.nycmidnight.com), an LLC that has made waves with its’ short-term creative contests and competitions, is offering one final day, today, for the early registration rate in it’s third annual Short Story Challenge, a competition that adds a competitive edge to an unlikely sport: writing. On January 16th, 2009, registrants will sharpen their brains – and their pencils – after being revealed the mystery genres and subjects for their anticipated 2,500 word-count original short stories. Seven days later, they will submit their creative chronicles to a panel of esteemed judges, hailing from literary and publishing backgrounds, who will select up to 100 writers to advance on to the final heat, where they will compete with clauses and compounds for a chance to win thousands in cash and prizes by writing a short story in just 24 hours. “We aim to challenge and reward creative types for thinking outside of their comfort zones and boxes, which is the draw for our Short Story Challenge,” explained Charlie Weisman, co-founder of NYC Midnight. “Not only are participants benefiting from the challenge, they are also guaranteed in-depth feedback from both judges and their peers, as all participants have the option of sizing up the competition through our online Special Review Forum.” he said. December 18th was the final day to pay the $35 early registration fee. Open to residents of all countries, interested authors will have until January 14th, 2009 to register and can learn more about the contest at...

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The X.J. Kennedy Award for Nonfiction

THE DEADLINE IS extended to January 15, 2009 Rosebud is honored to announce the 5th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and adviser. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and Robert Wake, author and editor of Cambridge Book Review Press. As Judge Clark observes: “Paper is flat and the world is round. Telling the truth about the world requires both discipline and imagination. The winner must display both.” GUIDELINES The contest begins now and ends January 15, 2009 (as per entry postmark). The author submitting the best piece of original, unpublished nonfiction will be awarded $1000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies of the contest issue. Four runners-up will receive $100 and publication. Ideal length is 3500 words or less. Longer pieces, up to 4500 words, will be considered, but are not encouraged. Entries may be any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds, nature and travel writing, and memoir. Every entry should have a cover letter with a brief biography included. There is a $10 entry fee per piece submitted. For another $5 we will mail you the awards issue. Make checks payable to Rosebud/X..J. Kennedy Award. Send entries to: X.J. Kennedy Award c/o Roderick Clark N3310 Asje Road Cambridge, WI 53523 Entries will not be accepted via e-mail. Questions may be directed to jrodclark@smallbytes.net. NOTE CAREFULLY THAT ENTRIES MAY NOT BE READ IF: The $10 entry fee is omitted. The required SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) is omitted.. There is insufficient postage or return postage. Entries are postmarked AFTER the...

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Fifth Wesnesday Call for Submission

www.fifthwednesdayjournal.com/submit.php Fifth Wednesday Journal announces a revised schedule for submissions to the Spring 2009 issue. Poetry, Photography, and Creative Nonfiction will accept submissions through Jan. 1st. Fiction has closed submissions as of Dec. 15th. All submissions received after these dates will be considered for our Fall 2009 issue. These adjustments are made necessary by an increased volume of submissions in all categories, which pleases the editors, all of whom assume the increasing recognition of the quality and value of FWJ among writers will be followed by a growing readership. Fifth Wednesday Journal is a biannual print literary magazine which celebrates the finest in contemporary literature. Complete guidelines and information on the use of our online submission form will be found on our website:...

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Rougarou Call for Submissions

Rougarou is the new online literary magazine edited by graduate students of the Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and book reviews for our third issue due to launch Spring 2009. We are interested in well-crafted, innovative work that gets us excited about the possibilities of language. We accept submissions year-round. Simultaneous submissions are fine, assuming you will notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work. For our full guidelines and to read our first two issues, please visit our website at: www.louisiana.edu/Rougarou. E-mail all work as a Word document or RTF attachment, with the appropriate genre as the subject line of the e-mail. Send fiction to: rougaroufiction@gmail.com Send poetry to: rougaroupoetry@gmail.com Please send all poems in one file attachment. Send nonfiction to: rougarounonfiction@gmail.com Send book reviews and all other queries to: rougaroueditors@gmail.com Rougarou Department of English The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Web Site: www.louisiana.edu/rougarou E-mail:...

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