Archive for April 22nd, 2009

Cake Call for Submissions

22 April 2009

CaKe, journal of poetry and art, would like to invite all to submit any work of poetry, visual art, shoot book reviews/critiques, and essays to

We’re coming up with different concepts for these issues right now.

For now, the summer issue will be an issue focused on Women of color. Feel free to submit any work to our email for us to review. Also, our third issue is now available for $4.

To get a copy, please email us at

Moon Poem Broadside Contest

22 April 2009

Do you have a poem about the Moon? Moonlight? Phases or effects of the moon? What waxes or wanes? Clever personifications? Something new under the moon?

Twin Cranes Press is sponsoring a free Moon poem broadside contest. The winning entry will be produced in a limited, numbered edition of 100 copies, of which 25 go to the author and 75 will be sold to raise funds to support Moonlit, a Chicago-based literary journal edited by Lisa Janssen and Claire McMahon. In the event of a tie, the press may publish co-winners.

The fundraising event for Moonlit will be held in Cleveland on June 13th, and the winning poet will be invited to attend and read the winning entry. Twin Cranes Press of Canton, Ohio publishes occasional projects to raise funds to support journals, literary centers, and causes it deems worth. Winner(s) will be selected by the editors, Robert Miltner and Lisa Vargas.

The guidelines are simple and are as follows:

All forms of poetry considered

Include author contact information—name, address, phone number, email—on each submission

Poets should submit no more than three entries

Limit poems to approximately 30 lines

12 point font, please

Previously published poems considered if poet holds copyright and publication information (journal, issue, year, page or website) is provided
Poems may be co-authored

Rights revert back to author upon printing

Electronic submissions only.

Send submissions to

Put your last name in the subject line. Attach your poem(s) in a word file AND paste the poem(s) in 12 point font in the body of the email.

Deadline is midnight, May 31, 2009

Results of contest will be sent electronically after decisions are made

For questions, contact editors at Put “Question” in the subject line.

LifeBytes Online Dating Stories Call for Submissions

22 April 2009

We are accepting submissions for “LifeBytes…Real Stories of Online Dating” (est. publication date spring 2010)

Who doesn’t love sitting around with friends and family over coffee or a cocktail sharing stories about life, work and love? LifeBytes is interested in YOUR Online dating story. Make a cup of coffee or stir up a cocktail and tell us your cyber dating adventures – the good, the bad and the ugly! “LifeBytes…Real Stories” will be a compilation of the true stories that singles love to share with one another about the ups and downs of searching for Prince (or Princess) Charming.

We are looking for evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, sexy, edgy or happy. We’re looking for the full range of experiences that make online dating such an adventure. Writers whose work is chosen for publication will receive payment for their story in the market range of $50-$100 (word count dependent).

Our initial deadline is June 15, 2009.

For complete submission guidelines please visit our website at:

Also, stop by our blog at to put your digital feet up and chat for a while.

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Let us know who you are through your unique voice. We’re looking forward to meeting you.