Online Journal Seeks Your Rejected Poems
The Redheaded Stepchild only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines. We are accepting poetry submissions only during the month of August for our inaugural Fall 2008 issue. We accept only email submissions via redheadedstepchildmag(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @). In the body of your email, please include the following: a brief bio, 3-5 poems, the publication(s) that rejected the poems.
The ¡Ya Basta! Collective Call for Submissions: Anthology on Gender, War and Militarism.
· The ¡Ya Basta! Collective is a group of women of color who are putting together an anthology which gives voice to young women, girls, and non gender conforming peoples of color.
· This anthology will be built around themes of war, violence, militarism. We particularly welcome creative work which connects, and troubles, gender binaries through an exploration of militarization, war and violence in our times.
· We invite work that is resistant, hopeful and healing.
All creative work including writing, poems, visual art work, cartoons, sticker designs, stencils, etc. are welcome. Please send submissions and a short bio including contact information (name, email, or the best way to contact you) in Word or PDF as well as within the body of the text to: YaBastaCollective(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @). Hard copies can also be sent by mail to: PO Box 55113, Riverside CA 92517 c/o ¡Ya Basta! Collective. Deadline for Submission: September 15, 2008.
STORY CONTEST: PAST LOVES DAY, 2008
Even if you never see the person again, a significant former love remains with you. That woman or man is woven into the tapestry of your life – maybe as a subtle shading here and there, maybe as a vibrant pattern smack in the middle. Without those threads, the weaving would be something else. You would be someone else.
Few are aware of a new opportunity to acknowledge what lingers in their hearts. To bring awareness of PAST LOVES DAY, SEPTEMBER 17, to a wider world, Spruce Mountain Press is sponsoring its 2nd annual Past Loves Day Story Contest.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Write a true story of a former sweetheart, in no more than 700 words. Nearly everyone has such a story. So tell us about your earlier love, someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both. Did that woman or man change your life? How did that experience affect the rest of your life. Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell it as if you were talking to a good friend. No entry fee. All winners and Honorable Mentions will receive a copy of If Only I Could Tell You: Where Past Loves and Current Intimacy Meet, by Kate Harper and Leon Marasco. Entries must be sent by midnight, August 17, 2008. Winners will be announced on Past Loves Day, September 17, 2008. BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. SEND YOUR ENTRY TO: email: contest(at)ourpastloves.com (replace (at) with @). More info at: http://www.ourpastloves.com/contest.html.