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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Unusual Call for Submissions

The deadline for Flyway magazine's annual contest "Notes From the Field" is NOVEMBER 4th, so send them your place- or environment-based prose! They're interested in anything up to 3,500 words that involves one's place or environment, as well as imagination, of course. Work can be submitted online, and the winner will be awarded $200 and publication in Flyway. To submit, or for more information, visit their website.

The Ramsfield Press is holding a Holiday Writing Contest! Write a short piece about a year end holiday celebration. It can be Christmas, Thanksgiving, Chaunakkah, Kwanza, New Year's, the Soltice, or whatever holiday you celebrate. The length should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words. Guidelines and submission details here. All entries must be received by December 19, 2011.

There's a call for submissions for an anthology of humorous tech support stories. The editors seek quality non-fiction accounts of bizarre requests, inane questions, and pitiful pleas for help untangling technology. Entries should be between 500 and 1500 words. The anthology will be published in e-book format, and authors may appear anonymously if so desired. Preference will be given to stories involving face-to-face tech support rather than support given over the phone. To submit a story for consideration, email your entry as a MS Word, RTF, or Open Office document to (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail). Submission deadline is January 31, 2012.

Lastly, Five Stop Story's November competition! The theme is "Rivalry" and it's free to enter. The competition is open to adults aged 16 and over and the closing date is 30th November. They're looking for stories of 1,000 - 3,000 words. All winning stories will be published on their iPhone and iPad app, which can be downloaded from itunes. Find out more about it here. The overall winner will also receive a book of short stories.

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