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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Call for submissions: Celebrity Issue
The Other Journal seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our upcoming "Celebrity" issue. Our deadline for this issue is December 15, 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. Send up to six poems or one piece of prose at a time. Fiction submissions may include short stories or self-contained novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction submissions may include personal essays or memoirs. Because we are an online journal, we take a special interest in short prose submissions, especially pieces that are less than 2,500 words. We will consider simultaneous submissions, but please indicate they have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere, and let us know right away if you are withdrawing them from consideration. More info here.

Neil and Zara McAlister solicit poetry of all genres for their fourth collection, "Science Poetry."
Submissions close 30 June 2010. Our requirements for this new book are quite specific. Detailed instructions for authors can be found through the link on our poetry website.

Triolet Challenge at the Rondeau Roundup

The first two contests at the Rondeau Roundup have been rondeau contests, so it's time to mix it up a bit with another form. The next contest at the Rondeau Roundup is a Triolet Challenge! Not familiar with the form? It's an eight-line poem with a strict rhyme scheme: explanation here.

Tattoo Highway, an online journal of prose, poetry and art, is now reading for TH/20: "Detours."
Deadline, Jan. 10, 2010. GENERAL GUIDELINES: Our tastes are eclectic. We like fresh, vivid language, and we like stories and poems that are actually about something -- that acknowledge a world beyond the writer's own psyche. If they have an edge, if they provoke us to think or make us laugh, so much the better. We strongly suggest reading a previous issue or two before submitting. More here.

THE LONG STORY CONTEST, International (formerly The Long Fiction Contest, International), now in its 17th year, has become the premier competition for writers of stories that don't fit the conventional limits imposed by the economics of small press publishing. Named for A. E. Coppard, one of the leading British writers of the 1920's, whose first story was rejected only because it was too long--12,000 words--the contest attracts writers from all over the world. In order to acknowledge and encourage entries from outside the United States, the word International has been added to the title. All submissions must be in English and entry fee in U.S. dollars. Manuscript Length: 8,000-14,000 words (30-50 pages double spaced). Manuscript Genre: Single story (may have multi- parts or be a self-contained novel segment). Deadline: December 15, 2009 postmark. Winner announced by late Spring 2010. Award: 2010 A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction. Winner--$1000. and 25 copies, plus 10 press kits to news sources of choice. *** All entrants receive a copy of the prize chapbook.*** More here.

Call for Submissions: Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry
We are now accepting submissions for Volume IV Issue 2, the collaborative issue. For this issue, we are looking for works that are collaborative in nature: poem collaborations, call-and-response, or poet/painter (or other medium) pairs/trios, etc. If there are two or more collaborators, and the project involves poetry, we might be interested. In addition to poems, we are looking for relevant essays and interviews that speak to the collaborative process. Please visit the website for full guidelines. All submissions must come through our electronic submissions form.

The 2010 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize with guest judge Nathan Englander
The winning submission will be read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on April 7, 2010. The story will be recorded for possible later broadcast as part of the public radio series. The winner will receive $1000. Story requirements: Submit a single short story that addresses the theme, Apartments and Neighbors. Your story must have a title. Make sure your name and contact information appear on the first page of your story. If you are submitting by online, this information needs to appear on the first page of the attached Word document. Include page numbers. All submissions must be received by January 29, 2010. Submit your story here.

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