Posts made in April, 2014

Call for Submissions: Holocaust Remembrance Day

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible. Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is this Monday, April 28th. We’re looking for submissions of poetry written in response to the Holocaust for next week’s annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) issue. Please read and follow these guidelines carefully. Because of the tight turnaround of this submission period, we will not be able to consider any submissions that do not follow the submission guidelines, and there will be no time to resubmit. Submission deadline is this Friday, April 25th (midnight pacific) to be considered for this special issue. Send no more than 3 poems in the body of an email (No Attachments) Include a short bio which includes what city you live in. Poems submitted or published for previous PSH Holocaust Remembrance Day issues (regardless of whether we publishd them) are not eligible for re-submission. We welcome your previously unpublished on Poetry Super Highway submissions. The subject of your email should be “Holocaust Poetry Submission“ E-mail your submission to potw@poetrysuperhighway.com (please note you will receive an automatic response indicating your work has been received for “weekly Poet of the Week consideration”…as long as you specify in the email subject that this is for the special Holocaust Remembrance Day issue, we will understand to consider it for this special...

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2014 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2014 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a thirty-four year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard. Lorian Hemingway, granddaughter of Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway, is the author of three critically acclaimed books: Walking into the River, Walk on Water, and A World Turned Over. Ms. Hemingway is the competition’s final judge. Prizes and Publication: The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and publication of his or her winning story in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The second – and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts was founded by editor-in-chief Pamela Uschuk, winner of the 2010 American Book Award for her book Crazy Love: New Poems, and by poet William Pitt Root, Guggenheim Fellow and NEA recipient. The journal contains some of the finest contemporary fiction and poetry in print, and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is both proud and grateful to be associated with such a reputable publication. Eligibility requirements for our 2014 competition are as follows: What to submit: • Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. We have extended our word limit for the first time in thirty years to 3,500 words rather than 3,000. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Copyright remains property of the author. Who may submit: • The literary competition is open to all U.S. and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more. Writers who have been published by an online magazine or who have self-published will be considered on an individual basis. Submission requirements: • Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online. Please visit our online submissions page for complete instructions regarding online submissions. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each must be accompanied by an entry fee and separate cover sheet. We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, the writer must notify us if a story is accepted for publication or wins an award prior to our July announcements. No entry confirmation will be given unless requested. No SASE is required. • The author’s name should not appear on the story. Our entrants are judged anonymously. Each story must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the title of the piece, and the word count. Manuscripts will not be returned. These requirements...

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The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

DEADLINE: June 30, 2014 GENRE: Short Stories DETAILS: Submit the worst possible opening sentence for a story up to 60 words max. Enter as many times as you like. PRIZE: a pittance URL: http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/ The rules to the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest are childishly simple: Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish. (One fellow once submitted over 3,000 entries.) Sentences may be of any length but we strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 or 60 words. Entries must be “original” (as it were) and previously unpublished. Surface mail entries should be submitted on index cards, the sentence on one side and the entrant’s name, address, and phone number on the other. E-mail entries should be in the body of the message, not in an attachment (and it would be really swell if you submitted your entries in Arial 12 font). One e-mail may contain multiple entries. Entries will be judged by categories, from “general” to detective, western, science fiction, romance, and so on. There will be overall winners as well as category winners. The official deadline is April 15 (a date that Americans associate with painful submissions and making up bad stories). The actual deadline is June 30, 2014. The contest accepts submissions every day of the livelong year. Wild Card Rule: Resist the temptation to work with puns like “It was a stark and dormy night.“ Finally, in keeping with the gravitas, high seriousness, and general bignitude of the contest, the grand prize winner will receive … a pittance. You may inflict your entries either by electronic or surface mail. Visit the website: ...

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HILLERMAN MYSTERY COMPETITION

HILLERMAN MYSTERY COMPETITION —————————– DEADLINE: June 1, 2014 GENRE: Books OPEN TO: Authors with no published fiction books DETAILS: Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story’ primary setting is the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and/or Utah. 60,000 words max. PRIZE: $10,000 advance against royalties URL:...

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GLIMMER TRAIN STANDARD CONTEST

GLIMMER TRAIN STANDARD CONTEST —————————— DEADLINE: May 31, 2014 GENRE: Short Stories DETAILS: One story of up to 12,000 words PRIZE: $700 and publication in Glimmer Train URL:...

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