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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Unusual Calls for Submissions

call for submissions: Stymie Magazine
Stymie Magazine, a journal of sport & literature, is seeking submissions for their upcoming 2010 issues (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter). Past contributors and those already slated to appear in the near future include: Matt Ferrence, Daniel Orozco, Brian Oliu, Lee Gruenfeld, Ben Loory, Dawn Corrigan and many others. In terms of what we’re about, our magazine is focused on sport in literature, be it through fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or essay. We love the sport themed work (i.e. baseball) published at places like Hobart and The Southern Review, and other places like Golf World (in their annual fiction issue). We're partial to the essays of David Foster Wallace. We'd be ecstatic to get an essay on 1986's Double Dribble for the NES. We are currently reading submissions, our complete guidelines can be found here.

Online Journal Seeks Submissions for Issue 2: Super Arrow

Super Arrow, the online journal for experiments in writing and art, has re-opened submissions through 3.31.10 for Issue 2. Visit the blog at for guidelines and the new assignment: CROWDMAP. Dig into Issue 1 at, and e-mail superarrowfliestrue(at) (replace (at) with @) with questions.

Twitter-based literary review seeks submissions: escarp
escarp, a selective, Twitter-based review of brief poetry and prose, is seeking submissions of brief (sub 140 character) fiction, non-fiction and poetry. While most of our submissions to date are best described as poetry or fiction, we also like to encourage the submission of brief non-fiction. Public interest in brief non-fiction is best demonstrated by the popularity of “genre” non-fiction sites, if you will—FML [], MLIA [], TFLN [], Overheard It [], etc.—for which we’ve seen little “literary” competition. You can find us on the web at To submit you’ll need to: 1.) make/have a Twitter account, 2.) follow @escarp: 3.) wait for us to follow you back (we process follows several times a day) 4.) submit, via direct message; specific requirements: Writers can expect personal submission responses within 24 hours. Some balk at creating a Twitter account just to submit to a journal, but we’ll note—given the proliferation of online submission management systems requiring registration—that signing up for Twitter is easier, less invasive, and can actually serve more than one purpose.

Subject: Call for Submissions: Anthology of Women's Stories of Becoming
The University of Nebraska Women's Center is publishing the anthology Becoming, edited by Jill McCabe Johnson. The editors seek personal narratives and a small number of poems relaying the story of a formative experience that helped shape the woman you've become. Please send one personal narrative or one autobiographical poem to: becominganthology(at) (replace (at) with @). Files must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf formats. Files should be named with the word poetry or prose followed by the author’s last name. Poems should be one page or less. Personal narratives can be up to 1,000 words. Please note: only a handful of poems will be selected for the anthology. In your email, please include: Name, Address, Email address, Phone, Title of submission, Genre. If your submission was previously published please include the publication title, edition, and date For full guidelines, go here.

Call for Environmental Writing - CNF, Essay, Personal Narrative, Co-creation with Spirit, Nature & Humankind.
Anthology seeks short, 500-1000 words preferred, essay, personal narrative, CNF on environmental topics: Green Teens; Ban the Plastic Bag; Claim Your Watershed; Restore a River; Sustainability; The Heart as Sacred Space; Ceremony; Dance as Prayer; Personal Responsibility; bio’s & work of Change-Making Environmentalists such as Kenya’s Wangari Maathai; Sustainable Towns, i.e. Bellingham WA., CSA; Adding Value/Reverent Attention in Business; The Paradigm of Living in Harmony with Mother Earth; Indigenous Wisdom & Climate Change; etc. Contributors receive a free complimentary copy, a 50 word bio with contact info both in print and on web site and the opportunity of being in print with such notables as Mary Oliver, Barbara Kingsolver, Jose Stevens, Alex Stark, etc. Deadline: April 15, 2010 Send attachments in Word to; find more information here.

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