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Friday, June 15, 2012

Unusual Calls for Submissions

For a forthcoming anthology, Holy Cow! Press would like to consider poetry and personal essays on the idea of HOME-- where it's located in one's life, how it may have changed over time. We are looking for a wide variety of perspectives and interpretations. Topics might include leaving home, myths of return, politics of home, displacement, and yearning for home. New work and previously published writings are welcome. Limit per submission: three poems or a personal essay up to 2,000 words in length. A reading fee of $10 per author is requested. Deadline: June 30th, 2012. Please include a SASE (no electronic submissions, please) and send to: The Editors, HOME Anthology, Holy Cow! Press, Post Office Box 3170, Mount Royal Station, Duluth, Minnesota 55803. Holy Cow! Press -- Celebrating 35 years of publishing, 1977-2012

the dictionary project’s first “write this word” contest
Writers have from May 1 to June 15, 2012 to write and submit an essay, poem, or fiction piece inspired by the selected the dictionary project word. rules: Entries must be inspired by the write this word contest word. Judges will look for influence of the word as well as for creativity and innovation. The actual word need not be included in the piece. Entries should be titled. Entries must be no more than 1,000 words in length. Only one entry per person. Writers previously published on the dictionary project may not submit. Please include in your email a brief author bio and a sentence telling us how you found out about the dictionary project. Entries must be submitted in the body of an email to by 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2012. prizes: 1st Prize: The write this word contest winner will be awarded $50 and will have hir/his/her piece published on the dictionary project website. 2nd Prize: The write this word runner-up will be awarded $30 and a pocket dictionary. 3rd Prize: The write this word third-prize winner will be awarded a year’s subscription to Poets & Writers magazine. And the word is:  rip·ple (ˈripəl), v.t. [RIPPLED (-id), RIPPLING], [Early Mod. Eng.; orig. of stormy, dangerous water; hence prob. < rip, v. + -le, freq. suffix], 1. to form of have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze. 2. to flow with such waves or movements on the surface. 3. a) to make a sound like that of rippling water. b) to proceed with an effect like that of rippling water: said of sound. v.t. 1. to cause to ripple. 2. to give a wavy or undulating form or appearance to. n. 1. a small wave or undulation, as on the surface of water. 2. a movement, appearance, or formation resembling or suggesting this. 3. a sound like that of rippling water. 4. a small rapid. –SYN. see wave.

The *Law and Disorder* short fiction anthology seeks submissions...
...that explore the idea of law, whether written or unwritten, of nature or society, enforced or broken, including crime solving and legal systems; all manner of disorders, from biological to social; and power systems, victimization, and social or biological conformity and aberration. Genres may range from traditional and realistic to fantastic. If drawing on popular genres that fit the law and disorder theme, submissions with original twists and high literary quality will be favored. Length of accepted short fiction may range from standard short stories and stand-alone novel excerpts to short-shorts. Previously published stories are eligible if they have not been published online or in the past 5 years (copyright date must be 2007 or before) in another anthology, magazine or individual collection. Regretfully, no simultaneous or multiple submissions can be considered. Deadline 9/15. See and click on *Short Fiction Anthologies* for further guidelines. If you have questions about theme and style or which of your stories to submit, email the *Law and Disorder* anthology editor Amy Locklin at alocklin(at) (replace (at) with @). If you have questions regarding eligibility, contact the publisher directly at editor(at) (replace (at) with @). If the question concerns previously published pieces, please include where and when it appeared. We look forward to considering your submission!

Feast or Famine
The Quotable is a new quarterly literary magazine showcasing tomorrow's quote-worthy authors. Each issue will appear online and in print and feature short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork based on a specific theme and quote. The theme of our seventh issue is "Feast or Famine." We're seeking flash fiction, short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and original art & photography. Please see our website for more information and to submit your work.

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