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Anomalous Press: Speculative Writing Folio

16 June 2016

Deadline June 30, 2016 (must be received by this date). Anomalous Press, an imprint of the literary journal Drunken Boat, seeks speculative works by women writers for a folio that will appear in DB24. As an experimental sandbox of Drunken Boat, Anomalous wants to showcase science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and/or supernatural writing. The editors are especially interested in work by women and non-binary writers of color. Poetry, prose, and translation submissions welcome. Prose submissions should be under 5,000 words. To submit, email your submission as a doc, docx, or pdf attachment to with the subject line: Folio Submission. Please include a short bio in the body of the email. Check their Facebook or Twitter feeds for the dates when the regular $3 submission fee will be waived.


Call for submissions: Lagos Literary and Arts Journal

20 May 2016

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal is always in search of exceptional talents to promote.

If you feel you believe you are a good writer whose voice should be heard all over the world, send us your best short fiction, essay or poem.
If you have taken some extraordinary photographs, and you think you should rank amongst the best, send them to us with your bio.
If you have written a review about a book you have just read, and you want other people to know about the same book, send us the review and we will pass the message along.
If you have met a great artiste (writer, musician , artist) you think is so amazing and is worth promoting, send us your report .
If you have interviewed any of them, all the better, send us the interviews and some pictures, we will do our best

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal publishes all genres of creative writing and media related to creative endeavors – including but not limited to poetry, fiction, essay, memoir , drama; political essays, satire, profiles, book reviews, anything to stimulate public interest in Nigerian art and culture. As much as possible please keep the length of all submissions below 2500 words; and the size of other media (image. video. audio) less than 3MB
You may submit files of following type; doc , rtf, jpg , gif , png,
Submissions are invite from all over the world.
All work to be considered for publishing should be sent to the editor at the following :

LLAJ is primarily a promotional publication, aiming to bring to light the work of new talents. We generally only pay an honorarium of $20 ($10 for poetry) for any work used in the print edition.

To obtain a sample copy of the journal (N800), visit our editorial and fulfillment office at:
AM Book and Team Publishing Limited
1 Olanipekun Street, Ososami Road,

Visit the website:

[The Poetry Market Ezine] may issue poetry news wanted‏

23 April 2015

Poetry News Update Reminders:

Send in your poetry news for inclusion in an upcoming issue (as space permits).  Poetry news
can be poem publications, chapbook or book publications, awards, etc.  News items must be
poetry or writing related.  Poetry contest info should include contact info and be a short paragraph
(don’t send a press release or a link only)

Email news items to:

For general info:

Submissions wanted:  Currently accepting poetry reviews submissions of poetry book or chapbooks.
(click on ABOUT or email for guidelines)

TIPS:  Do not send Press Releases.
No poems.  We don’t publish poems.

Thanks for subscribing!

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“District of Confusion (The
Washington, DC poems)” by
LB Sedlacek

Poems written April 2012 and
they are one poet’s return to
Washington, D.C. They were written
on this particular trip back to
visit Washington, D.C. where I
lived for many years.  Poems include
“True Story:  Outside Ford’s Theatre,”
“Cups for Money, Cups for Food,”
“The Former Court of Neptune,”
“Red Brick and Cobblestone,” and
“Union Station Poem (Washington, DC).”

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Also by LB Sedlacek, now on Kindle:
“The Cat and the Carroll A. Deering
and Other North Carolina Poems”

Writing Guest Blogging: Daily (w)rite A Daily Ritual of Writing

12 October 2014

Guest Post Guidelines

The guidelines might change with time, but so far this is what I request. I realize the list is long, but it is essential in order to avoid misunderstandings and time-wasting down the road. I respect your time and effort, and this is a good way to ensure neither is wasted. The following requirements are also valid for guest interviews.
General Guidelines:
•  Your post must be original and must not have been published before on the web.
•  You agree to not publish the post anywhere else for 3 months after it is published on this blog, to maintain its uniqueness.
•  The guest posts need to be related to reading, writing, publishing, inspirational, or self-improvement/ lifestyle topics, as that is what this blog is about.
•  You may include two links in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post, and one link inside the post linking back to your blog/ content.
•  Please include a bio, so readers can get to know you better, and add your Twitter handle, if you have one. Your own picture would be nice, but it is optional. These would help me feature you on my Guest Blogger page, dedicated to all the writers who have guested on my blogs.
•  Please send in an accompanying image that is relevant to the post, and is not so heavy that I have to resize it.
•  Please ensure that the post is well-edited, readable, and written in good English.

Promotion Guidelines
•  Talk about the guest post at your blog and on Twitter or any other social media, so the post you write gets comments from your regular readers. I’ll do the same, but I’ll notice if you do not make any effort to promote your own post.
•  Stick to a word count of up to 400 words to ensure that you hold the readers’ attention. A well-thought-out title would attract more visitors, which is after all what this is all about: providing you more exposure.
•  Ensure that you’re available to interact with readers who comment on your post.
Formatting Guidelines
•  Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website, twitter links etc. already formatted.
•  Make sure the paragraphs are short, for easy reading. Bullet points welcome.
Submission Guidelines
·      Before you submit a guest post, please check with me about the topic etc so I can tell you if it has been covered recently, or is not relevant to the blog. This should be done at least a month before you want the post to appear.
·      I do not support overt advertisements, unless it is to promote an author’s book: fiction, or related to publishing fiction in some way.
·      You can send the post to me on the email atozstories at gmail dot com. Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as a .doc attachment. It is helpful if you add the link to your site/blog on all your mails, so I can easily find what to promote.
·      Usually within 2-3 days of receiving it, I’ll reply stating what date the post will be up.
·      The guest post should be with me at least four days before the date of publication, so I can schedule it correctly, and in some cases, run it by you, to check everything looks right.
·      I would mostly feature regular followers of my blog or authors I have interacted with before, so any outside blog tours must discuss a possible guest post or interview with me about two months in advance.
I’ll make exceptions to some of these guidelines as and when necessary, but that depends entirely on the circumstances. Any questions, tweet me up@damyantig, or mail me at atozstories at gmail dot com.
Visit  the Guest Bloggers page for examples of acceptable writing submission. No spam or commercial advertisement whatsoever!
Visit the website:

About the writer:

Damyanti is an established freelance writer who wants to try out an experiment. She has an ambition of writing something everyday, something that could be long or short, on any topic whatsoever, but always imaginative and meaningful.

She is also trying to figure out a way to step into fiction: a field she has touched before, but never professionally. She has been published in QLRS, and her stories have been included in different anthologies by Twelve Winters Press, USA , Monsoon Press Singapore, Marshall Cavendish Singapore , MPH Malaysia and others.

Summer of Content: Blog Contest

12 August 2014

Are you enthusiastic about bridging the gap between marketing and writing? Do you feel that you have what it takes to be a blogger? Would you like to see your work published and recognized as a part of the nDash brand?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re in luck! nDash Marketing is launching our first blog writing contest,Summer of Content!

All submissions to Summer of Content must reflect on one of these pivotal topics: 

  • Your reaction/insight on an article in the news that reflects on content marketing (must quote/credit).
  • A personal reflection on content marketing, and its usefulness for b2b and/or b2c companies.
  • How you believe content marketing affects the way a business is viewed (negative or positive).
  • Why you are interested in the concept of content marketing.

We are looking for submissions that shed light on these questions in a fun, unique and up-beat way.

Blog Guidelines:

  • Articles submitted must be between 400-600 words
  • All articles must be original content.  If you do write an article as a reflection of a previously written article, by a different author, then you must cite.
  • Articles must not have been opted elsewhere/published previously
  • All posts must be written in English


  • Contestants will be paid via PayPal.  You must have a PayPal account to enter.
  • All articles must be submitted in the body of the email; no attachments will be opened/accepted.
  • Contestants must include their first and last name, and the email address utilized by their PayPal account, within their submission email.
  • No submissions will be accepted after August 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. 
  • Must comply with the Terms & Conditions.


  • 1st Place: $700
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $100
  • 4th Place: $50

How to Enter:

Please submit your blog post to

Posts should be in the body of the email (no attachments!) 


August 31st, 2014 @ 11:59pm EST

The winners will be announced on September 15th, 2014 on this webpage, in addition to Facebook, Twitter andLinkedIn.


If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the nDash Marketing Team at:

Cheers! And may the best blogger win!

-The nDash Team


Stage of Life Writing Contest

7 July 2014


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

$0. No entry fees.


In addition to a SWAG package, Stage of Life’s educational literacy sponsors Papa John’s, IHOP, Applebee’s, and SpaWeek donate gift cards to the winning teen and adult essay writers each month.


What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative,, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who come to read the stories or enter the writing contests. Answer the monthly “life question” by submitting a 500-word essay to tailored to the writing prompt and be automatically entered into the writing contest.

Contact Information


The Ordinary Guru Contest

6 July 2014


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

FREE to enter!


First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,500


Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem.

Whomever/whatever the ordinary guru, your story must embody a personal experience. We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t just people— they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life-lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently.

Contact Information:

Nicholas Kent


Call for submissions: A Letter To My Mom book project

20 June 2014
I work at a small production company in Los Angeles, and our next book, A Letter to My Mom, honors the powerful, loving, complicated, one-of-a-kind relationships we all have with our mothers. It’s a collection of personally-crafted letters to moms written by individuals from all walks of life including celebrities, influencers, everyday people and kids.
We are trying to include letters from all over the country, which is why I am reaching out to you.  We want to get as many letters as possible – and provide the letter-writers a chance to be published in our book.
Here is a little more info on the books we’ve done: 
A Letter to My Mom will be published by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House, and is the third book in the “A Letter to…” series created by Lisa Erspamer, former co-EP of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of the OWN network. The publication date is May 2015.
The first book, A Letter To My Dog, and the highly anticipated follow-up, A Letter To My Cat, feature letters from celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Dr. Oz, Hilary Duff, Chelsea Handler, Dita Von Teese, Amy Smart, Mariel Hemingway, Tyler Perry, Cynthia McFadden, Robin Roberts and more.
A portion of the proceeds from every book in the series goes to charity, and for A Letter To My Mom, we are teaming up with Baby2Baby.  Baby2Baby supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12. By distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals, Baby2Baby serves over 67,000 children each year.
Again – we would love your help getting members from your organization to submit letters and join us in this special project honoring our moms!
If they are willing to participate, they’ll need to write a letter with a maximum of 700 words, and provide a couple of favorite photos of his/her mom, as well as a couple of shots of them together, from various stages of their lives.
Here is our landing page where folks can go to submit letters:

Nowhere Magazine’s Spring 2014 Travel Writing Contest

19 April 2014

Deadline:Thursday, May 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$15 entry fee


The winner will be awarded $300 and published in an upcoming issue of Nowhere. The top 10 stories will be announced on the website and published on .


Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Outside Magazine Executive Editor Sam Moulton for the first Nowhere Spring Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices with a powerful sense of place in their writing. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which at the top of each manuscript. Entries should be be between 800-5,000 words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted, but again, please indicate this. Every submission will be read blind.

Contact Information

Porter Fox, Editor

Nowhere Publishing LLC
694 Myrtle Ave, #377
Brooklyn, NY 11205


300 Days of Sun Open to Submissions

21 August 2013

300 Days of Sun is a student-run literary journal sponsored by the

Nevada State College Humanities Department. It is a print journal

featuring poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.

It is open to original, unpublished work in English, from authors

and artists living in the Southwest (Nevada, California, Arizona,

New Mexico & Utah). They are open to submissions of poetry,

fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and hybrid forms.

For more details visit:

University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013


A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. The prize is open to writers who have published a book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30, 2013. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Eureka Building, 5th Floor, 3400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

The X.J. Kennendy Award for Nonfiction – 7th Biennial Contest

7 February 2013


$10 ENTRY FEE ($15 if you desire a copy of the winning publication)

Deadline March 1, 2013.

Winner will receive $1,000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies.

Four runners-up will receive $100 and publication. 3,500 words more or less.

Up to 4,500 words will be considered.

Submit any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds,

nature and travel writing, and memoir.

Visit the website for details:

Last Call for Entries: HESA Imprint – Apocalypse Maailmanloppu

24 November 2012

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue APOCALYPSE. The final deadline is November 29th 2012, midnight FINNISH TIME. We strongly suggest that you send your work in before then.

Haku MAAILMANLOPPU julkaisuumme on alkanut. Viimeinen ilmoittautumispäivä on marraskuun 29 päivä, keskiyöllä SUOMEN AIKAA. Suosittelemme kuitenkin, että lähetätte töitänne jo aikaisemmin.

You don’t have to be a professional artist, writer, photographer or a filmmaker to get involved with HESA inprint. We are looking for anyone with a vision and voice to share their opinions, work and stories not for a pay check but for the love of creating. You are welcome to write in English, Finnish or even Finglish. Those who can and so choose are encouraged to translate their work so it can be enjoyed by a broader audience. If your work is chosen for our monthly publication it will be translated to the subsequent language needed by our HESA inprint team.

How to get involved

TO SUBMIT your works for our publication send it to in the subject box write: “submission — APOCALYPSE – Your Name– Work Title “. You can also include in the email, your website URL and twitter username so we can link back to you.

IMPORTANT! Remember to include your full name, email address and titles for all work submitted in your email! We also greatly welcome introduction texts on the series (work) submitted and how you see it fitting with the current theme.

Written work can be in any form that fits the piece. (Essay, poetry, story etc.) The submission however should not exceed the 500 word limit. Longer pieces will be considered for the blog but will not be eligible as submissions for the magazine and zine publications.

Images we welcome visual essays, art works and photographs of all kinds but ask that the email size does not exceed 2Mb. The submitted images sent should be 72dpi with the longest side no bigger than 1280 pix. In the case of a series of images that go together we ask there are no more than 6 images included. If you want your work to be considered for the monthly issue you must be able to provide images with 300 dpi on request.

Video work can be broadcast on our blog, but will not be available in the monthly publication. If you wish you can submit up to 6 images and a synopsis from the video for inclusion in the magazine. All video should be formatted through Vimeo or youtube and sent as a link with information about the film. Videos should not be longer than 30 minutes.

Artwork submission to HESA Inprint is subject to approval of our Terms & Conditions.

What’s next

Once we received your submission and don’t need any further information, your work will be published on the blog. Once submissions for the current theme are closed, a curated selection of the work will be featured in the magazine, online and in the printed version. You will be notified by email if your work is selected for the magazine

“50 Best Blogs for Creative Writing Students”

1 October 2010

Creative writing students can learn a lot from others in the industry, whether they’re fellow students, educators, or successful writers. You can find advice, inspiration, and more, just by checking out creative writing blogs online, and we’ve found 50 of the best to share here.

Visit the website:

Unbound Press – Books and Writing Competitions

3 May 2010

Unbound Press Creative Non-Fiction Competition
2 categories

1. Essay.
Prizes: £100; £50

2. 1st chapter of an unpublished book.
Prizes: £75; £25

All Winners and Runners-up will be published in the Unbound Press Journal and will each receive a free copy of the journal.

Entry Fee: £5 Payment can be made by PayPal or credit/debit card via the competition website.

Entries should be no longer than 3000 words.
Creative (or Literary) non-fiction is defined as writing which is factually accurate and written with attention to literary style and technique. It should communicate information, while being shaped in a way that reads like fiction. Although there is no specific theme to the competition, subjects that work particularly well in this genre include personal essay, memoir, cultural criticism, nature writing, literary journalism, history.

Email entries only to

Full details at:

Closing date 31st July 2010

The Journal’s Annual Short Story Contest

1 April 2010

Contest Guidelines:
The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University, would like to announce the sixth annual Journal Short Story Contest.

This year’s judge is Lee K. Abbott, author of the short story collections Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, and Living After Midnight. His latest collection of stories, All Things, All at Once, was published by Norton in Spring 2006.

The Journal Short Story Contest offers $1000 and publication of the winning story in The Journal’s Autumn/Winter issue. All styles, subject matter, and forms are welcome. Simultaneous submissions are accepted provided immediate notice is given if work is accepted elsewhere. Please submit only previously unpublished fiction up to 7500 words. All manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Deadline for postmark of manuscripts is May 1st.
A reading fee of $10 must accompany each manuscript (please make checks payable to The Journal).
Manuscripts should be submitted anonymously with the title of the work and all contact information listed on a separate cover letter. Please be sure to also list your title on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please number pages and double-space all entries.
Notification will be in late October.

Send previously unpublished story along with reading fee to:
Short Story Contest
The Journal
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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Greatcoat! – a lovely journal run by adorable people*

8 November 2007

*This is not actually their motto.