July 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
“Sol: English Writing in Mexico,” an online literary magazine, seeks literary nonfiction submissions. Next deadline: September 1, 2013. We also publish fiction and poetry, but are especially looking for quality literary nonfiction. We have just published a book of selections from the first three years of the online magazine “SOL English Writing in Mexico” which is available on Amazon. All of the profits from the readings and book sales generated by Sol go to at-risk Mexican youth through the local chapter of PEN International. For submission guidelines and to see the magazine www.solliterarymagazine.com
July 23, 2013 § 1 Comment
An announcement from the good folks at the Big Roundtable:
Think of us as Kickstarter for Writers. And we are open for submissions.
If you have a story that cannot seem to find a home in traditional outlets — too long for a magazine, too short for a book? — consider sending it our way. While we cannot promise publication, we can assure you of a thoughtful read, one that turns the traditional editor-as-gatekeeper-and-tastemaker model on its head.
Instead, we give our members a voice in determining whether an audience exists for a story. Authors of pieces that appear on our site earn 90 percent of the sales revenue.
In three weeks since its launch The Big Roundtable has already formed partnerships with longreads.com and theweek.com, which have expanded our reach considerably.
Our goal is to make writers happy. And that begins by treating them with the respect and courtesy they are due for taking the risks that all writers must.
If you’d like to learn more about The Big Roundtable, visit the site at http://www.thebigroundtable.com.
We looking forward to hearing from you — and reading your stories.
July 5, 2013 § 1 Comment
Beyond just words.
Beyond just images.
Seneca Review is now accepting submissions for its Beyond Category Special Issue. The issue will be a print-and-online cyborg, featuring a perfect-bound portion of the issue complemented by an online, digital portion. The hybrid format allows for a broad range of digital and analog projects.
What we like:
Experimental typography, splicings, documentary poetics, visual-textual hybrids, multimedia essays, collage, live coding, new media, old media with new applications, audio, video, bio-art, book arts, etc.
Who we like:
Susan Howe, Jen Bervin, Anne Carson, Mary Ruefle, Vito Acconci, Shelley Jackson, Amaranth Borsuk & Brad Bouse, Ben Van Dyke, Jenny Holzer, Caroline Bergvall, John Cayley, and so forth.
Send us outliers, anachronisms and protochronisms, oddball experiments — anything that resists a single genre or medium. If in doubt, send it!
The special issue will come out in Jan 2014.
June 8, 2013 § 2 Comments
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. We’re looking for stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations; we want to read about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility.
Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.
Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1000 for Best Essay & $500 for runner-up.
Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words.
April 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
The Ninth Annual Black Warrior Review Contest is underway.
Guest Judges for 2013 are
Brian Evenson (Fiction)
Jenny Boully (Nonfiction)
Kate Durbin (Poetry)
To Submit your Work, or for more details and guidelines, please visit: http://www.bwr.ua.edu
Winners in each genre will receive $1,000 and publication in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue. Finalists in each category will receive notation in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue and are also considered for publication.
Reading Fee is $15 per short story (up to 7000 words), $15 per nonfiction piece (up to 7000 words), and $15 per group of up to 3 poems.
All contestants will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription.
April 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
ROSE METAL OPEN SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR HYBRID GENRE MANUSCRIPTS OPENS
Between April 1 and May 1, 2013, we will be having an open reading period during which we are actively seeking full-length hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2015 and beyond. We are particularly interested in short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs in shorts; image and text collaborations and other collaborative work, and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. The best way to see what we mean by hybrid is to take a look at our catalog. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage a broad and expansive interpretation of hybridity.
Get more details and SUBMIT HERE.
March 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
Here is some information and a link to the submissions site:
We believe this complicated subject, currently the focus of national dialogue, is worthy of discussion and exploration in a literary magazine. Essays may address any aspect of guns. We welcome submissions in English from writers living anywhere in the world. Essays must be previously unpublished. Deadline for submission is midnight, June 5, 2013.
March 1, 2013 § 3 Comments
We’re looking for digital essays, stories, and poems—videos that combine visual art and sound with original written texts in artistically beautiful ways. This is a relatively new form, but already some great examples have been published. Check out the links below to see some great video compositions in Rattapallax and TriQuarterly. You don’t need any better submission guidelines than these examples from two great journals.
The winner will receive $400; and one finalist will receive $150. We will publish the winning video and the finalist on our Web site and in an upcoming DVD issue, and we will screen both videos at the Spring 2013 Iron Horse Gala in April.
Example Essays and Details HERE
February 12, 2013 § 2 Comments
1. Our 2013 Sonora Review Essay Contest is currently underway! Dinty W. Moore, editor of Brevity Magazine and author of Between Panic and Desire (winner of the Grub Street Book Prize for Nonfiction), will serve as the judge.
- 1st Place: $500 and publication in Sonora Review’s Issue 64.
- 2nd Place: $250 (and possible publication)
- 3rd place: $75 (and possible publication)
2. Issue 63, our Banned Books Issue, will be released at AWP next month in Boston.
- Issue 63 will include nonfiction pieces from BJ Hollars, author of Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Tuscaloosa (forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press); Abigail Thomas, author of Safekeeping and A Three Dog Life; Manuel Munoz, author of What You See in the Dark; Kaethe Schwehn, an up-and-coming writer out of Minnesota; and an ensemble of other wickedly talented writers.
Be sure to stop by our AWP booth and take a look!
3. We are now accepting submissions for Issue 64 of Sonora Review. We’re currently working on our “theme” for this issue, but please feel free to send us work on any subject/s and in whatever form/s that speak to you.
February 5, 2013 § 1 Comment