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.

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