Archive for March 27th, 2013

Medusa’s Laugh Press: Calsl for Submissions for Anthologies

27 March 2013

Medusa’s Laugh Press is currently actively seeking work for the following anthologies.

Submissions are open until June 15th, 2013

There is no entry fee, maximum of three entries per person, per call.

More information can be found on our website, http://medusaslaugh.com

  • Cadavre Exquis Anthology: “Exquisite Corpse” is the name of a part game re/invented by Surrealists. It is a collaborative activity in which multiple players contribute to a short literary text or visual image. In the text version, the first player writes some text at the top of a piece of paper, and then folds the paper over to conceal all but the last bit of writing. The next player adds to the piece, starting from the visible fragment. Each subsequent player writes something connected to whatever the previous player has left showing, and then conceals all but the final part of their section in this way. The game ends when all players have contributed, and the final work is read aloud. The game can also be played to produce a visual image.

    Medusa’s Laugh continues this tradition via this call for submissions. Use the first and last sentence provided below for a short work of fiction or poetry. The word limit is 2,000 words; works longer than that will not be considered. Other than the required opening/closing text, there is no limit on genre, writing style, length, or thematic elements. The more creative and playful, the better!

    Beginning Sentence: I have forgotten my umbrella.
    End Sentence: They are not shouting at the moment.

  • Miniature Book MicroText Anthology: We seek compelling short works for this anthology of microfiction, micro creative nonfiction and very short poems. This work will be produced as a limited edition miniature book. Our absolute word limit for this anthology is 1,000 words, although shorter works are preferred. There is no theme for this anthology, and all genres and approaches are welcome.

    We agree with microfiction writer Joseph Young when he describes microfiction as work that “need[s] to use language, description, dialogue, character to tell a story that can’t be told any other way. It’s not just compression, and it’s not just leaving things out, background info on characters or such. Microfiction needs to carve out whole worlds in a space small enough to fit the eye. You look, just once, and there the whole story is, on the page.” This description applies to the kind of writing we’d like to publish, whether it be fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

Visit the website for details on how to submit:

http://medusaslaugh.com/calls/1.htm

Gamelytic’s Game Guide Writing Contest

27 March 2013

Gamelytic, a popular online game guide source, 

is pleased to announce our $1000 game guide writing contest.

Please submit your unique and unpublished game guides.

We are offering two prizes of $500 each to the two most popular

guides written for this contest. The first prize is given to the most

popular and useful game guide over the term of this contest.

The second prize is given to the most popular guide between 7/24 to 7/31.

A variety of factors is taken into account such as accuracy and popularity.

Entry Fee: None

Submission Opens Now.

Deadline and End of Event: 7/31/2013

 

For details on how to enter:

http://gamelytic.com/gamelytics-2013-1000-game-guide-writing-contest

Ruminate Magazine 6th Annual: 2013 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

27 March 2013

Ruminate Magazine invites you to enter our sixth annual Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize,

with judge Maurice Manning.

First place wins $1500 and publication in our Fall 2013 Issue.

Second place wins $500 and publication in our Fall 2013 Issue.

The entry deadline is May 1st, 2013;

entry fee is $18, which includes a copy of Ruminate’s Fall 2013 Issue.

To enter, visit our website:

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize/