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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Subject: Greenwoman Magazine - Garden Writing
Greenwoman Magazine is a new garden writing magazine and we're looking for imaginative work in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. We love new perspectives and original voices–funny, sad, smart, bawdy, angry, contemplative, weird, joyous, sexy, but most importantly, the work must be compelling. We're looking for writing that gets to the heart and intellect that underlies the pursuit of a gardening life. Writing that pushes the boundaries of garden writing and that reflects what is going on in the garden in 21st century America. It helps to read an issue of the magazine to get a good idea of what we are after. An online version of our first issue is available at our website for $3.95. All pieces should be under 2,000 words. I will consider longer pieces, but this is a small publication (about 64-80 pages), so the chances of having a longer work accepted diminish with length. Up to six poems may be submitted at a time. Please query first on all article ideas. If you contact us through regular mail, please do not send originals of your artwork or writing. Send good copies only, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope for my reply if you send it physically. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 6587, Colorado Springs, CO 80934-6587. Artwork and submissions cannot be returned without proper postage. Artwork should be black and white only and I’m looking for artists who are skilled at drawing both plants and people. Submissions may also be sent via email (sandra(at) or (sandra(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail), but only if they are in the body of the email. We will not open attachments.

The Obsidian Prize for Poetry
Through a literary prize, High Desert Journal aims to explore the realm described by poet Jarold Ramsey: "I believe in an ecology of story, memory and imagination as much as an ecology of land." As an organization focused on a specific place, we at High Desert Journal have discovered that a deep hunger of readers, writers, and artists exists for place-based arts and literature. We believe every place has an ecology of story, memory, and imagination that inspires us, connects us to one another and to a place. We want to offer the best of this "ecology" through the Obsidian Prize. More here.

The Baltimore Review is proud to announce that it will be re-launching as an online journal of poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction in 2012. Work accepted for online publication will also be collected for annual print issues. The BR is also open for contest submissions with a "Room" theme. See website for complete guidelines.

Qarrtsiluni is seeking poems, stories, creative nonfiction, videopoetry and other genres for a new theme: Worship, edited by Kaspalita and Fiona Robyn. The deadline is August 31. Please see the theme description here. Complete guidelines are at our submissions manager.

Short fiction wanted: Uncle John's Flush Fiction
Uncle John's Flush Fiction wants your short story! The editors of the bestselling Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series are looking for entertaining short fiction, suitable for bathroom (or anyroom) reading, for our new fiction anthology. 1,000 words maximum. All genres, themes, styles, and hybrids considered; humor is appreciated, but not mandatory. Previously published OK. Payment: $50 honorarium plus two contributor copies. Publication date: Spring 2012. Deadline: August 31, 2011. For guidelines, here.

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