Sunday, July 26, 2009

Microfiction Call for Submissions

Cinnamon Press

Call for submissions for new anthology of microfiction/prose poetry

We are looking for pieces of microfiction, sometimes called short short fiction or flash fiction, and pieces of prose poetry that tell a story in under 600 words. There is no minimum word limit.

Microfiction and prose poetry are very short prose pieces that harness a poetic world but still contain a story with a beginning, middle and end, and imply a lot more than their small structure can contain. They are flashes of something – an epiphany, perhaps – that often subvert expectation and work in a minimal structure. Some argue that there is a definitive boundary between prose poetry and microfiction, but you may submit either for this publication.

You may submit as many pieces as you wish, and those chosen will appear in a new Cinnamon microfiction and prose anthology to be published in late 2010, co-edited by Holly Howitt and Jan Fortune-Wood.

Submission Guidelines

Please read these carefully. Due to the large volume of submissions expected we will only be able to process those submissions that conform to the guidelines.

  • The deadline for submissions is: 15th August 2009
  • Each piece must be no longer than 600 words. There is no minimum length.
  • Pieces can be on any subject and you may send several pieces, but please submit them as a single word attachment using a .doc or .rtf format
  • Submit pieces to both - Holly Howitt and Jan Fortune-Wood
  • with ‘microfiction anthology’ in the subject line.
  • In the body of the email please type your name and location.
  • Submissions without virus protection will not be opened and read so please ensure your virus protection is up to date.
  • We hope to inform everyone who has sent a submission of which pieces will be included by late November 2009. Please ensure that you inform us if your email address changes after sending the submission.
  • The decisions of the editors are final.
  • All those whose work is selected will receive a copy of the anthology.

The Consequence Prize in Poetry

Consequence Magazine announces
The Consequence Prize in Poetry

Volume I

The prize will be awarded in October, 2009 for the best poem addressing current war or armed conflict.

The winner will receive $100, have the selected poem published in both print and online editions of Consequence, be invited to read at the launch of Consequence Magazine's next print edition, and receive a three years subscription to the magazine.

All poems submitted will be considered for publication in both print and online editions.

Our Judge this year is poet and translator Kevin Bowen who will also present the award.

Submission Guidelines
  • No entry fee is required.
  • Entry deadline is September 1, 2009.
  • All poems must be in English: no translations please.
  • Submit up to three original and unpublished poems.
  • The total number of pages submitted should not exceed six pages.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter with biographical information, address, phone number and email address.
Email submissions Mailed submissions
  • Send to: Poetry Editor, Consequence Magazine, P. O. Box 323, Cohasset, MA 02025-0323
  • Please include a SASE for notification of results and returns.

The Sylvan Echo Call for Submissions

The Sylvan Echo accepts original writing of the highest quality in the categories of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, critical writing, and editorials from new and established writers. We are also interested in original artwork and photography. Submissions may be previously published as long as you own the rights or can obtain permission to reprint the work. We accept - nay, encourage - simultaneous submissions. (We do ask, however, that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.) All vivid, well-written work will be considered.

Please, no gratuitous or graphic sex or violence. If you’re considering submitting the same piece to both The Sylvan Echo and Penthouse, we’re probably not your market.

Authors and artists retain all rights.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Visit the Bearlodge Writers

The following link is to a post written by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen at The Adventurous Writer blog. She created the list from comments made by editors, agents, and publishers attending the Surrey International Writers' Conference.

Though the list was posted awhile ago on the AW blog, Chuck Sambuchino, editor of Writer's Digest Guide to Literary Agents thought it worth circulating again.

(Not that any readers of the BLW blog have any of these problems with their book manuscript, no siree, just some helpful info to pass on to those writers who are having some trouble.)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Poetry Publishers Who Accept Electronic Submissions

A listing of places that take electronic submissions, including links to the editor. It appears to be up to date. From Rutgers University.

Poetry Publishers

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Press Pause Now Anthology Project

Call for Submissions: Women Writers

Press Pause NowTM is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its first anthology. Press Pause NowTM is a unique retreat, workshop, and coaching program whose purpose is to help successful women rethink, refocus, and reenergize their lives. This anthology will capture the stories of successful transitions. Thanks for considering making a submission. Follow updates on Twitter at ppnanthology.

Main Focus

Life is about change. As human beings we’re always changing, growing, tranforming, and transitioning our lives – whether we’re seeking a new job, new career, or new direction. Whether it’s our circumstances that lead us to take a new path or a desire to pursue a goal or dream, we learn that as women we have the power to choose who we want to be, what we want to do, and what kind of life we want to lead.

This inspirational and motivational collection of essays and articles will focus on stories about women and their “press pause moments,” those points of transition when they have decided to take a different path, pursue a passion, or go after a goal or dream. The catalyst and outcome of the journey may be personal, professional, or both. Most importantly we are looking for diversity in the types of stories. We want to hear from all kinds of women doing all kinds of things (in other words, don’t hesitate to submit for fear your story won’t ‘fit!”) This anthology will celebrate the “go for it” spirit shared by women everywhere who define succses on their own terms and find the strength within themselves and among their network of supporters to make it happen.


  • Nonfiction essays and articles should be between 800-2500 words in length, double-spaced.
  • Only email submissions will be accepted and should be sent electronically as attachments (word doc) to . Please put the word ‘Anthology’ in the subject line.
  • Include a 65-70 word bio as you would like it to appear in the published anthology should your submission be accepted. You may include a website address for consideration.
  • You will greatly increase your chances of inclusion if you take care to proofread your work and run a spell check prior to submitting.
  • You may submit up to two essays or articles for consideration. Each submission should be sent in a separate email.
  • Deadline for submissions is midnight, September 25, 2009.
  • Publication is anticipated by early 2010.
  • You can stay up-to-date about the anthology’s progress on this blog or follow on Twitter: ppnanthology.

Please Note

Publishing this anthology is a new endeavor; unfortunately at this time we cannot pay for contributions that are accepted. However we will actively promote the anthology and your writing. Inclusion will provide writers with a focused publishing credit.

About the Editor

Anne Witkavitch is currently president of C-Suite Communications, a strategic marketing and communications firm, and founder of Press Pause NowTM, a life design and coaching program that helps successful women rethink, refocus, and reenergize their lives. She is a former Fortune 100 communications executive. Anne’s press pause story began when she decided to pursue a lifetime dream to become a published writer by returning to graduate school at the age of 42. Juggling fulltime career, parenthood, and studies, she earned her M.F.A. in Professional Writing and has published her work in a variety of publications. She also teaches, mentors, and speaks about writing, communications, leadership, and work/life balance.