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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Unusual Calls for Submissions

The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our upcoming issue on Race in America. Our deadline has been extended from May 15 to July 1, 2009. All submissions should be sent via email to submissions(at) (replace (at) with @) with "TOJ Submission" written in the subject line. Please indicate the genre of your submission in the subject line of your email and submit your work as Microsoft Word or rich text format documents. Submissions that are pasted directly into the text of an email rather than an attached document may not be considered. More info here.

Miranda Anthology Library: Kicking off the anthology series with the “The Sea."
Call for submissions: Miranda Literary Magazine is beginning a new phase in its print endeavor and would like to invite writers to submit to our anthology projects. Each project is based around a topic or a concept that will be the focus of the anthology. Submission should relate to the topic and in the end we are hoping for a collection of great writing on a given topic. We are also planning guest editors to work on the anthology. They will help with the selection of the work and write an introduction. Anthologies will be in print form, published through Skinny Toe Press – the creators of Miranda Literary Magazine. Our first anthology will be “The Sea.” We are looking for poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, and other writing where the ocean plays a significant role. Send in your work of 8,000 or less to us with the words “Sea Anthology” in the subject line to submission(at) (replace (at) with @) – Deadline for submissions will be June 30, 2009. The print version is slated for late August or early September. More here.

The Splinter Generation is currently accepting submissions from writers who were born between 1973 and 1993 for an ongoing online generational literary compilation. We are looking for the best poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction these writers have to offer. In particular, we’re
looking for work that captures what it is to be a member of our generation. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but the reading period will end on November 1. We have undertaken this project again because our generation — and literature in general — is facing a challenging moment in history. While the problems of the world may often seem insurmountable, we believe there is still power in literature. Please email submissions to splintergeneration(at) with the genre (fiction, poetry or nonfiction) in the subject line. Specifications here.

The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing award carries a $2,000 First Prize, from the John D. Voelker Foundation, sponsor of the award; a Second Place award of $750 will be included this year; Third Place is $250. The details—the winning 2009 Traver Award essay or story must be: "A distinguished original essay or work of short fiction that embodies an implicit love of fly-fishing, respect for the sport and the natural world in which it takes place, and high literary values." Send in a typed, double-space manuscript of no more than 3,500 words to Fly Rod&Reel, Robert Traver Award, PO Box 370, Camden, ME 04843. The winning story or essay will be published in the October/November 2009 issue of FR&R. The deadline is June 1, 2009. More here.

Open call for submissions for the Survivors of Domestic Abuse anthology. To be published in Fall ‘09
The goal of this relief anthology is to raise dollars in support of women’s shelters, women’s advocacy groups. The anthology will be published through a print-on-demand (POD) model using This is not a paying or a qualifying professional market (i.a.w. SFWA standards for Qualifying Professional Markets. Authors retain all rights on material. Authors may remove their submission from the anthology at anytime by a written (emailed) request. By submitting to the anthology you are agreeing use of your work(s) for non-pecuniary (no one is making money off your work) purposes outside the donation to the various non-profit women’s shelters/advocacy groups. Submissions should be sent to: jkrichard(at) (replace (at) with @). More here.

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