Posts made in November, 2014

Last Call! RoseQuill Press’ First Annual Crappy Query Contest

Submit your most hilarious, most awfully, awesome novel queries by midnight, November 21, 2014, Midway Island Time. Who knows, if it’s based on a real manuscript you might even score a request!  The Crappy Query Contest does not discriminate on the basis of genre, sub-genre, or sub-sub-genre. Prizes Third through First Prize gets a quarter and a certificate! Winning queries will also be featured in our RoseQuill Quickies e-zine. To Enter – It’s free to enter. Send your Crappy Query to submissions@rosequill.com Deadline: November 21, 2014, midnight – Midway Island Time Make sure your email subject says “Crappy Query Contest.”  If your Crappy Query is based on your (unpublished, and completed) Romance novel include a P.S. alerting us to that fact. We just might request it! For more information:...

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Call for submissions: Creative Nonfiction.org

“Exploring the Boundaries” $3 reading fee Deadline: January 20, 2015 “Exploring the Boundaries” is a recurring section of our magazine. We’re looking for writing for our next issue that is ambitious, pushes against the conventional boundaries of the genre, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules. https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/19757 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beyond Crazy, book $3 reading fee Deadline: February, 9, 2015 For an upcoming anthology, we’re seeking original stories that address—either directly or obliquely—the trials of living with mental illness.  https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/35836 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Becoming a Teacher, book $3 reading fee Deadline: March 9, 2015 For an upcoming anthology, we’re looking for stories by and/or about elementary and secondary school teachers, recalling and reflecting on the most salient moments of their careers. https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/35652 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Weather issue essay contest $20 reading fee, $25 with magazine subscription Deadline: April 13, 2015 We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, it may be more important than ever. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. First place prize: $1,000 Runner-up prize: $500 https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/weather ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit the website:  https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions Contact information@creativenonfiction.org with...

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The 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction: Extended deadline: 12/31/2014

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. —Walker Percy We are looking for well-crafted, dynamic writing that demonstrates attention to the language, writing that engages, surprises, and moves us. We subscribe to the belief that in order to truly write well, one must master the basics: grammar and syntax, punctuation, diction, the sentence, the paragraph. Beyond that, we are looking for writing that has something honest to say about human experience—writing that, in the spirit of Walker Percy, is onto something. Winner receives $1,000 and publication in New Orleans Review. All finalists considered for publication. Enter previously unpublished original stories up to 7,500 words. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Entries may be simultaneous submissions but the entry fee is nonrefundable if the story is accepted elsewhere. Please notify us immediately to withdraw a story that is taken elsewhere. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Contest open to all writers in English with the exception of current students or employees or others affiliated with New Orleans Review or Loyola University New Orleans. Writers who have a strong personal or professional relationship with the editorial staff or with the final judge are asked to abstain from entering the contest in order to prevent a conflict of interest. We comply with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Code of Ethics. The final judge is now Tim Parrish (http://timparrishauthor.com/index.php/about/about-the-author) Entry fee: $15.00 Extended Deadline: December 31, 2014. Winner announced and published in 2015. How to enter, visit: ...

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Sequestrum: Editor’s Reprint Award – 2015

Sequestrum is accepting submissions for our first annual Editor’s Reprint Award! For complete guidelines, visit:  http://www.sequestrum.org/contests Contest Guidelines: Open to reprints of fiction and nonfiction in any original format (electronic or print). One $200 prize plus publication. One runner-up prize including publication and payment (just above our usual rates). Finalists listed on the site. $15 entry fee. Tentative close date of April 30th, 2015. (See site for details) Include the name and email address of the original publisher in your cover letter. Length and subject are open. Submit via our online submission system. Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis. Multiple submissions allowed. No identifying information should be on your manuscript. Not previously published? No worries! We’re always accepting general submissions: http://www.sequestrum.org/submissions   About Sequestrum: We average 1,000+ readers a month, keep our archives free and open to the public, are a paying market, and pair all our publications with stunning visual arts created by outside artists or our staff. Our contributors range from award-winning novelists and poets (with other works featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, The Kenyon Review, many other university periodicals, and Best American Anthologies) to emerging voices and first-time writers. We’re proud of our little plot on the literary landscape and the writers and artists we share it with. Come see why. Visit the website: ...

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Last call for prose, translations, hybrid work and visual art submissions at Duende!

We are open for submissions until November 30, 2014 for prose, translations, hybrid work and visual art. (The deadline for poetry submissions was November 15, 2014.) Duende welcomes submissions of prose, hybrid writing, and visual art. We are especially interested in collaborations between two or more writers, or between writers and visual artists. We accept submissions from writers working in English, or translating into English, from anywhere in the world. Duende tastes good on the tongue and caresses the ear. Duende seeks authenticity & soulfulness, earthiness & expressiveness, a chill up the spine. It encompasses darkness and intensity; elicits sorrow and joy; wrests a response from the body. Duende aspires to represent the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. A majority of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Please send us your work! DUENDE Literary Journal seeks your literary and visual art for its Spring 2015 issue. If your fiction will make us feel more human and less alone; if you enjoy exploration of new forms at the edges of the literary universe; if you can bring us elegant translations of literature from far corners of the globe; if your nonfiction is wild and honest; if your visual art is raw and earnest, we want to see it. Our mission is to publish work from writers and artists from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Open for submissions until November 30, 2014. DUENDE is edited, curated and produced by students in Goddard College’s BFA in Writing Program. http://duende.submittable.com Visit the website for submission details:...

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