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The editors of Conte, an online journal of narrative writing founded in
announce an open submissions call for poetry, fiction, and creative
nonfiction for our thirteenth issue, slated for publication in summer 2010.
Recent contributors include Erika Meitner, Jim Daniels, William Hathaway,
Roger Weingarten, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kenneth Womack.
by people diagnosed with OCD
for an anthology about living with the disorder—“Stories of
OCD, In Our Own Words.” Essays can be serious or humorous, traditional or
experimental, between 250 and 7,000 words.
1. Submit short bio and essay as word doc to:
Working title: The Leopold Legacy: First Family of Environmentalism
Seeking nonfiction essays that illuminate the contributions, personalities,
and values of the five children of Aldo Leopold: A. Starker, Luna, Nina,
Carl, and Estella. We expect to receive submissions which focus on only one
Leopold per contribution, but we are open to surprises. We will also
consider essays related to Aldo Leopold, Mrs. Aldo (Estella) Leopold, or
other relatives of the Leopold family.
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is
open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful art of poetry or
writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have
the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash
prizes. All works must be original.
Write a poem, thirty
lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.
And/or write a short
story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing
fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries
and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.
Multiple poetry and
short story entries are accepted.
deadline: July 31, 2011
All contest winners
will be announced on August 31, 2011
Writing Contest First
Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Poetry Contest First
Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
$10 per short story.
$5 per poem.
To send entries: Include title(s) with
your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email,
brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the
coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation.
Fees payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM
Anthology seeking entries from those who have
personally experienced single parenting, abortion, adoption, miscarriage,
stillbirth, or teenage pregnancy? Submit your story to be part of an ongoing
nationwide project to help others. Any age or gender welcome.
Stories of Breast Cancer for
LaChance Publishing needs true, first-hand
stories of literary merit for Volume 2 of our acclaimed Voices of Breast
Cancer anthology. If you or someone you know has had breast cancer and wish
to share your heartfelt, inspiring, true story of facing this life-defining
challenge, please visit SEEKING TRUE STORIES of Breast
Cancer for Acclaimed Anthology Series. LaChance Publishing needs true,
first-hand stories of literary merit for Volume 2 of our acclaimed Voices of
Breast Cancer anthology. If you or someone you know has had breast cancer
and wish to share your heartfelt, inspiring, true story of facing this
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SMALL, INDEPENDENT PRESS
Seeks poems that celebrate growing up in, living in,
leaving, or otherwise responding to the trailer park for an as-yet-untitled
anthology. For submissions and full guidelines, e-mail
accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions
February 1–July 31.
Limit 3–5 poems, 3,000 words prose.
Editor, The Dos Passos Review
of English, Longwood University
Gertrude, the biannual
literary and arts publication of Gertrude Press seeks submissions of fiction,
poetry, and creative non-fiction for its upcoming issue
Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists.
Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists
from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We
do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not
publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual
(currently open). Gertrude accepts surface mail submissions and electronic
submissions submitted through our online submission form only. For surface
mail include a cover letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for
reply. Do not place your name
directly on manuscripts. Submissions that do not include an SASE will be
discarded. We shred and recycle all unused manuscripts.
For electronic submissions, please use our online submission form only:
http://www.gertrudepress.org/submit/ Poetry:Submit up to six poems of any subject matter. There is no line
limit;however, poems less than 60 lines are preferable. Fiction/Novel Excerpts*/Creative Nonfiction:Submit one to two
pieces,double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter. Include a word
count for each piece in your cover letter. Interviews:Please query the
editor by email with your proposal. Art:Gertrude showcases one visual
artist per issue, including full-color cover and six to eight black and white
images inside the journal. To submit artwork for future issues, please send
slides, prints (do not send originals), or a website URL to the attention of
the art editor.
Send all manuscripts and artwork to:
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283
Carteret Writers Annual Writing Contest
is the poetic analog to Anne Lamott'sBird
by Bird or Natalie Goldberg's
Writing Down the Bones,
classic works on how to forget that you "can't write" and just start the pen
moving. Susan Wooldridge is a swimming instructor in the wide ocean of language, encouraging us to move ever farther from the shore, dive deep, and dance on the
A Poetry Handbook This slender guide by
Mary Oliver deserves a place on
the shelves of any budding poet. In clear, accessible prose, Oliver (winner
of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for poetry) arms the
reader with an understanding of the technical aspects of poetry writing. Her
lessons on sound, line (length, meter, breaks), poetic forms, tone, imagery, and revision are illustrated by a handful of
What could have been a dry account is infused throughout with Oliver's
passion for her subject, which she describes as "a kind of possible love
affair between something like the heart (that courageous but also shy
factory of emotion) and the learned skills of the conscious mind." One comes
away from this volume feeling both empowered and daunted. Writing poetry is
good, hard work.
Entries must be received by March 10, 2010. Cash
prizes awarded in each
category: 1st place $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25. Winning entries will be
published in our annual literary journal, "Shoal." For non-members,
entry fee is $10 per entry or two poems for $10. For Carteret Writers
members, fee is $5 per entry or two poems for $5.
For complete contest guidelines, send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or send a SASE to
www.writeradvice.com, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and
creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer
than 750 words. If you have a story or memoir with a strong theme, sharp
images, a solid structure, and an unexpected discovery, please submit it to
the WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest.
Poetry Prize, judged by Robert Wrigley
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $250
Prose Prize, judged by Kim Barnes
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $250
Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by March 4, 2011
Reading Fee: $15.00 per entry
Each entry must include the following:
A check or money order (NO CASH) made payable to GSU (or Georgia State
University) for fifteen dollars ($15). Entry fee includes a copy of the Spring
/ Summer 2009 issue, which will contain the winning entries.
A cover letter with a 3- to 4-line bio, title(s) of the work submitted,
and your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Address poetry submissions to James Thomas Miller, Poetry Editor.
Poems must be typed.
Submit up to three (3) poems per $15 Reading Fee.
All poems must have name, address, phone, and e-mail appearing on each
Address fiction and non-fiction submissions to Peter Fontaine, Prose
Manuscripts must be typed.
Include name, address, phone, email, & word count on the first page of the
Short-short stories are welcome.
Submit one (1) story or essay per $15 Reading Fee.
While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no
responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Only unpublished work
considered. Simultaneous submissions considered with notification. All rights
revert to author after publication. Current students, staff, and faculty at
Georgia State University are not eligible.
New South publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and
established writers. New South holds no subject biases. The staff will select
the best work regardless of style or genre.
Send all work to the appropriate editor:
New South/Writing Contest
Campus Box 1894
Georgia State University
MSC 8R0322 Unit 8
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083
Stories sought of 1200 words or less,
that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive,
universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident
without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or
biographical pieces will be accepted.
We are currently collecting stories in the following categories:
Thin Threads of Business & Career
Thin Threads of Money & Hardship
Thin Threads of Holidays & Celebrations (including Romance/Valentines Day)
Thin Threads of Teachers & Mentors
Thin Threads of Teens & Young Adults
Thin Threads® the Legacy Project – featuring fathers, mothers, grandparents
Thin Threads of New Moms & Dads
Each story must contain the following
1. Be Real - non fiction
2. Capture the essence of a thin thread event
3. Evoke an emotion from the reader
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