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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Looking for original soccer poetry for a reading in connection with the Kicking and Screening Soccer Film Festival in Washington, D.C. in October. Submission Guidelines: 2-4 poems on the subject of the game of soccer. No jingles or limericks. If your poem it chosen, it is not necessary to be present for the reading, but you will be properly credited at the reading. If any of your poems have been published, be sure to include the pertinent information. If you know of soccer poems by others, please let us know. Send poems as a Word attachment to: sweeper905(at) (replace (at) with @). Deadline: September 25.

Wait a Minute, I Have to Take Off My Bra
InkSpotter Publishing is looking for submissions for an anthology celebrating the most female of body parts, the breasts. From light-hearted memories of the first buds of puberty to heart wrenching accounts of breast cancer, these stories will run the gamut of experiences and emotions. Unpublished submissions are welcome from both women and men. Maximum 3,000 words for both fiction and non-fiction. Poems are also welcome, though a limited number will be used (no specific length requirements, but please, no epics). We are NOT looking for salacious material. Please keep your submissions tasteful. Think in terms of what you would want your young daughter (or niece) to be able to read. Send your submissions in the body of an email (absolutely no attachments) to submissions(at)inkspotter(dot)com with "Submission for Wait a Minute" in the subject line. You may also submit via postal mail to: InkSpotter Publishing/ 163 Main Avenue/ Halifax, Nova Scotia/ Canada B3M 1B3. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2009.

Alimentum Poetry Contest is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry all around the subject of food. Alimentum is the only literary journal all about food. Submissions open September 1, 2009 and closes December 1, 2009. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems related to the subject of food or drink. Five-poem limit on poetry submissions. Do not consider previously published work. $15 entry fee which includes a one-year subscription. Snail mail only. First prize $500 and publication for a single poem. Send to: Alimentum Poetry Contest/ PO Box 210028/ Nashville, TN 37221. Deadline: December, 1, 2009. More here.

A Cup of Comfort® for a Better World: Stories that celebrate generosity, compassion, and volunteerism
Stories must be submitted online at here. To coin a phrase of President Barack Obama, Yes, we can! make a positive difference in the world. And this Cup of Comfort anthology will feature living examples of good Samaritans whose good deeds inspire others to do their part to make the world a better place or to just make life a little bit easier—for loved ones, neighbors, strangers, future generations, or any of God's creatures, great and small. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) charitable work, random acts of kindness, paying it forward, or lending a helping hand, a port in a storm, or a shoulder to lean on. Stories must be uplifting and personal, preferably narrative essays; we are not interested in journalistic articles or thinly disguised PR pieces for charitable organizations. Story length: 1000–2000 words. Submission Deadline: August 31, 2009. Finalist Notification: September 05, 2009.

Special Issue: Land of Lincoln ~ Writing from and about Illinois
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2010 issue focusing on writing by Illinois writers and writing from writers outside Illinois about the people, places, past and present of Illinois. All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview. For our general submission guidelines, check our Web site. The submission period for this issue is August 1, 2009 through October 31, 2009. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of February 2010. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. Include SASE for reply or for manuscript return.

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