Archive for October 21st, 2008

The Warren Adler Short Story Contest

21 October 2008

Fall 2008 Contest Theme: Short Fiction in Varied Genres

Submit Your Stories Now!

Following the success of the Summer 2008 Warren Adler Short Story Contest, Mr. Adler is sponsoring another international competition. The theme is simply short fiction in all of its varied genres. We are looking for original, imaginative pieces featuring compelling characters and creative plots. Whether you specialize in mainstream fiction, romance, horror, fantasy, science-fiction, satire, mystery, or any of their subcategories, we want to read your work.

Entries must not exceed 2,500 words. Stories from all the points of the globe will be considered provided that they are written in English. Mr. Adler will select which story will be awarded the Grand Prize of $1,000.

Although Mr. Adler will have already chosen the winner, the five finalists’ stories will be posted on the Warren Adler website on January 19, 2009. The People’s Choice winner will be determined by public voting. Warren Adler’s top choice, along with the People’s Choice winner, will be announced on February 2, 2009.

Submissions will be accepted from October 1, 2008 to January 16, 2009. The entry fee is $15. Five cash prizes will be awarded.

* 1st Prize: $1000
* People’s Choice Prize $500
* Remaining finalists receive $150 each

Authors retain worldwide publishing rights.
Contest Rules:

* Contest is open for worldwide entries from October 1, 2008 until January 16, 2009
* A $15 fee in advance is required for each story submission.
* When you are ready to submit your story, make your payment below to proceed to the story submission form.
* Each story can be no longer than 2,500 words and must be written in English and previously unpublished

Call for Submissions Peace Anthology

21 October 2008

Do you believe it possible to love a country with all your heart although you hate its government’s actions?

Are you frustrated because the news media promote the notion that all Jewish Americans do support Israel’s government unconditionally, that we all believe the occupation and escalations in violence are necessary, that we do not care about the fate of the Palestinian people?

Do you wish that an alternative voice, your voice, was being heard, both here and in Israel? In the October 2008 issue of The Sun Magazine, Israeli author David Grossman says:

“For Jews in the United States, Israel is not just another country. It is a country that extends itself toward them…they have some expectations of Israel; they have some wishes. If they are silent, if they do not make their opinions heard here, Israel will believe that all Jewish Americans support Israel’s occupation of Palestine. If U.S. Jews…allow only the right-wingers in American Jewry to express their opinions, they actually support the deterioration of Israel….It is important that Jewish Americans who oppose the occupation communicate their point of view here, because we mainly here from the right-wingers, who are much more vocal and sure of themselves.”

This anthology is our opportunity to communicate our point of view, and to do so with beautiful prose, not ugly rhetoric, with stories of love, not hate. We are seeking creative nonfiction, personal essays, literary true stories that together provide a pro-peace Jewish-American perspective on Israel. The stories themselves can be as unique as each of our voices: from essays directly related to experiences in Israel or elsewhere with Israelis and Palestinians, to tales of peace work here in the U.S., or narratives about personal insight or transformation regarding the occupation and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Although we welcome the widest variety of submissions, each must be pro-peace and/or in opposition to the Israeli occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. It must be free of prejudice or hateful language. Our goal is to engage, inform, and provide a forum for Jewish-American voices on peace.

Please read the guidelines to the right and send submissions to:

Memoir (and) Prizes

21 October 2008

The Memoir (and) Prize for Creative Nonfiction is awarded to the most outstanding prose or poetry memoirs drawn from the reading period.

Grand Prize for Creative Nonfiction
$500 cash award
Publication in print and online
Six copies of the journal.

Second Prize for Creative Nonfiction
$250 cash award
Publication in print and online
Six copies of the journal.

Third Prize for Creative Nonfiction
$100 cash award
Publication in print and online
Three copies of the journal.

The Memoir (and) Prize for Graphic Memoir is awarded to the most outstanding graphic memoir drawn from the reading period.

Prize for Graphic Memoir
$100 cash award
Publication in print and online
Six copies of the journal.

Queered Fiction Contest

21 October 2008

Queer Wolf
A gay moon rising …

An anthology of queer werewolf tales for publication early 2009. We’re looking for contemporary, urban fantasy set within a fictional city (unnamed and not location specific) centering on a community of gay werewolves. Your submission should be a short story between 4,000 and 10,000 words. We are seeking sensual fiction with positive images of queer characters. We’re not looking for clichés. We do not want horror or science fiction. We do not want reprints. We are seeking first world rights for this anthology which will be published as an ebook and/or potentially as a print softcover.

Your submission (or query) should be via email to with Queer Wolf submission in the subject line. Please embed your short story within the body of the email and provide a brief author bio. Payment will be through a royalty split between contributors. Submission period closes 30th November 2008.

This small press publisher focuses on Science Fantasy GLB Fiction releasing a number of Paberback and eBook projects each year.