Archive for May 26th, 2010

Poems and Montly Writing Contests

26 May 2010

We offer writers a $1,000 monthly cash prize with increasing cash prizes each month as the membership grows.  Writers can win in multiple categories, which include:  Poems, Quotes, and Short Stories.  We also offer excellent artwork on which, writers can overlay their poems and inspirational sayings.  Quality writing receives bonus votes in each monthly contest.  We also offer other gifts too.

For contest rules visit:


26 May 2010

Burner is that girl. She’s witty, pretty, and doesn’t dumb herself down.  By day, she’s a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo.  She’s the chick you knew in high school who quoted Kirkegaard by heart and kept a copy of Cosmo under her bed.  She’s a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. 

Burner contributors’ work gets your blood pumping, heart racing, and induces literary, musical, visual crushes.  You don’t need to be of the fairer sex to contribute, nor should your submission necessarily have anything to do with women’s interests or issues.  We’re not ruling that out; we’re not ruling anything out. The Burner woman, after all, could just as well be a man.  (An angel-faced, Rimbaud-spouting, great haircut kind of man, but a man all the same.) 

We’re interested in science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex, and everything in between.  We will, however, toss your submission into the proverbial wastebasket faster than you can say ‘Exile on Main Street’ if it remotely resembles the uninspired and pretentious academia which so bored us to death we had to create a magazine. 

It’s pretty simple, really: send us your guts on a page (not always literally, please and thank you) and you’ll probably hear back from us.  Send us something that you’d give a professor and you probably won’t. 

For our first issue, we’re looking for you crazy, beautiful Burner girls and boys to send the following to us at by no later than June 15, 2010. 

Poetry:  3-5 poems that you feel fit the Burner Magazine ethos. Please attach all poems in a single document with full formatting, and include the word ‘POETRY’ in the subject line. 

Short fiction/non-fiction:  Submissions of short fiction and non-fiction should be limited 500-1000 words and attached in a single document.  Include the words “FICTION” or “NON-FICTION” in the subject line. 

Photography/Visual Art:  We need your most incendiary and inspiring visual works to bring our first issue to life.  Please send us high-resolution images and include the word “PHOTO” in the subject line. 

Music:  Since Burner’s first issue will be online, we’d love to hear from all you bands, producers and music lovers! If we absolutely adore it, it’s quite possible that we’ll find a way to slip in audio files and music-related write-ups.  Please ensure the word “MUSIC” is included in the subject line. 

Gak: Have you been working on something that you feel is right up Burner’s alley but doesn’t fit into any of the above categories? Send it anyways!  Include the word “Gak” in the subject line. 

Happy journies darlings! 


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Burner Magazine, Editorial Staff – Contact:

Vermont Studio Center – Full Fellowship Awards

26 May 2010

Vermont Studio Center – Upcoming Fellowship Deadline – Applications due by: June 15th, 2010

VSC awards a number of Fellowships for 4-week residencies throughout the year. Open to all artists and writers. In addition to VSC Fellowships, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding.

Please visit our website for more information and to download an application:

Win $100 in BionicBong’s 2010 writing contest

26 May 2010

Enter to Win!

BionicBong, publisher of Things Japanese, a literary magazine on anything to do with Japan, is accepting submissions for its next issue. One Grand prize winner will receive $100 for best submission.*

We are accepting haiku, prose poetry, postcard stories, flash fiction, short stories, and non-fiction pieces such as personal funny stories, tributes, reviews, interviews, and rants. Guidelines are simple. Any submission should have a Japanese feel to them. Please include a short bio with your submission. If you like, we will publish along with your bio any links or other information you’d like to include such a website address. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Previously published work is fine to send in.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2010. The second issue will be published in the early fall.

Contributors will receive a copy of the magazine as compensation.

Please send your submission in the body of an email to the editor at to upload or cut and paste your entries. Please upload a word .doc or .txt file.

The magazine is intended for individuals, non-profits, organizations, companies with a strong interest, love and fascination for things Japanese.

If you have any queries, please contact the editor at:

Good Luck!

* Winner must provide a paypal account address to receive winnings.

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Amazing Story Fiction Contest

26 May 2010


Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique” on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email address.                                                       

For optional line edit, enclose an additional $1 per page, plus 9 X 12 SASE with enough postage for returning your story.

DEADLINE: Postmarked by July 31, 2010. DO NOT SEND BY CERTIFIED MAIL.

ENTRY FEE: $5 per entry, 3 entries max. Checks payable to The Write Helper. 

PRIZES: 1st Place $100               2nd Place $50               3rd Place $25


·         Open subject, fiction. (No pornography or gratuitous violence.)
·         Unpublished, original work.
·         4,000 words or fewer.
·         Standard manuscript formatting. 
·         Contact information upper lefthand corner of page 1 (name, address, email).
·         Mail in 9X12 or larger envelope with sufficient postage to:                   

Amazing Story Contest                                                                                    
c/o Amy Harke-Moore                 
104 Harke Lane                 
Old Monroe, MO 63369

·         For online entry, paste story in an email AND attach story, also. Include name, title, and contact info. Click on appropriate PAY NOW button below. You will be promptly notified that your entry and payment have been received. (Note: Each online entry is an additional $1 for processing fees.) If you would like an optional line edit at $1 per page, please email us, and we will be happy to arrange this! 

For more information and a list of winners, check our website: the first week of September. Winning entry has the opportunity to be published on our website.

Manuscripts will not be returned.


Sponsored by Sword & Saga Press and The Last Man Anthology

26 May 2010

Submissions are being accepted for the first annual “End of the World Contest.”

Deadline is September 30, 2010. Contest winners will be notified by October 31, 2010 and published in the November 2010 issue of the Last Man Magazine.
Entry fee $5.

First Prize: $50 and publication in the Last Man Magazine. First place winner will also be featured in the “author’s spotlight,” a two page interview with the writer about his or her craft, novels/short stories/work-in-progress.

Second and Third Prize: Winners will receive publication in the Last Man Magazine, and a free issue of the Last Man Magazine.

The theme of your submission should be the end of the world. It can be Earth, or any other interstellar planet. Genre is open. Bring us your best catastrophe, disaster, and woe.

For more information and to enter visit: