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Monday, October 26, 2009

Unusual Calls for Submissions

The New Anonymous is now accepting submissions for its second issue. The New Anonymous is a print journal whose contributors and editors will remain forever nameless. Not only is all work published anonymously, but The New Anonymous blindly screens and edits its submissions, i.e., the submission, editorial, and publishing process is anonymous from beginning to end. Our goal is to serve as a safehouse where writers—both up-and-coming and well established—can not only question the creative process but also, in the words of Freud, "play." We are now reading submissions in all genres for our upcoming second issue and hope you'll join us in continuing this unique endeavor. Deadline for this issue: February 1, 2010
Questions? E-mail us : thenewanon(at) (replace (at) with @). More here.

The Splinter Generation is currently accepting submissions until Nov. 1st 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 in a way that is moving and not didactic. We have undertaken this project 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. Our voices still matter and we intend to find the strongest voices of our generation. Many mainstream publishers no longer have the resources or the will to publish important, emerging writers. But we do. And we will, because this is a time when we need fresh literature to make sense of our world. Whether you have previously published or not, we want to hear something fresh. Send your best work to splintergeneration at gmail dot com with the genre (fiction, poetry or nonfiction) and the word submission in the subject line. More here.

Call for Submissions for new Anthology

What Doesn’t Kill You… a new anthology coming from Press 53 in Spring 2010 is looking for stories of struggle—real or imagined, physical or mental. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology plus the opportunity to buy unlimited copies at a discount. Contributors will also have one page in the back of the anthology for his or her bio, photo, and story comments. We’re looking for eight stories to run alongside the seven we have already requested from some of today’s top award-winning writers. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, from 100-10,000 words. There is NO reading fee. Please limit your submission to one story. Previously published works are acceptable, so long as the author holds all rights and no previous publication agreement is violated. DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until the New Year rings in at midnight December 31, 2009. Send your submission via email attachment to co-editor Murray Dunlap at murraydunlap(at) (replace (at) with @). If you have any questions, please email Kevin Morgan Watson at (replace (at) with @). More here.

Kartika Review is accepting submissions for upcoming issues of our online Asian American literary magazine.
We accept: fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction (memoir, reportage, essays, letters), poetry and visual art by Asian American artists. We are a quarterly journal We read submissions all year. Simultaneous submission are okay, but please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. Full submission guidelines, including the email addresses for submitting work, are available at our website. Kartika Review serves the Asian American community and those involved with Diasporic Asian-inspired literature. We scout for compelling Asian American creative writing and artwork to present to the public at large. Our editors actively solicit contributions from established virtuosos in our community in hopes their works here will inspire the next generation of virtuosos. We also want to promote emerging writers and artists we foresee to be the future powerhouses of their craft. Ultimately, Kartika strives to create a literary forum that caters to and celebrates the wordsmiths of the Asian Diaspora.

Call for Submissions: shady side review is seeking prose under 1,000 words and poetry of any length for Volume 2. shady side review seeks work that exhibits the gritty side of life: cigarette butts that litter sidewalks, a half-drunken bottle of whiskey left on the porch, the empty corridors of a dead mall – work that encompasses the underbelly of society, whether it be rural or urban. shady side review publishes both upcoming and previously published writers. More here.

U.S. anthology seeks poetry and prose poems about the loss of a mother -- from raw grief to the uplifting. Poetry: 100 lines max. Short prose: 750 words max. Send up to 5 submissions and brief bio in a 12-point, double spaced Word doc. to motherlosspoetry(at) (replace (at) with @). Payment: Copy. Deadline: December 1, 2009. Mail: Mother Loss/Details, 8663 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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