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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Consequence Magazine Calls for Poetry Submissions
Consequence is currently looking for poetry submissions that address cultural issues and consequences of war. Prize is $200 and a three year subscription. The author’s work will be published in both the online and hard copy editions of the magazines. No entry fee is required. Submit up to three original and unpublished poems, including a cover letter with biographical information, address, phone number and email address before September 30th. Only poems in English, no translations accepted. All work will be judged by poet Joyce Peseroff, who will also present the award. Submissions are accepted in both mail and email. Visit Consequence Magazine’s website for further information.

2010 Submissions for Rio Grande Review Now Open
Rio Grand Review has a question and they’re looking to you for the answer. They’re wondering what the words “Kitch and Camp” mean to you. Share your answers with them and earn a chance to be featured in their upcoming 2010 issue. Any genre, ranging from art, poetry, fiction or animation is accepted. Submit any and all work here or visit Rio Grande’s website for FAQs and further guidelines. Visual media will be presented on Rio Grande’s online sources. Deadline is September 10th, so get your thinking caps on!

First Annual Still Journal Writing Contest
Still: The Journal, is holding its very first literary contest. The online publisher has their sites set on authors who have a good understanding the Moutain South, or who might have an established connection to that region. Winners will receive $100 dollars and publication in their Fall issue. The work will be judged by acclaimed authors Ann Panake, Maurice Manning and Janisse Ray. Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction are all accepted. $8 entry fee upon submission, nothing that exceeds 6,500 words or 100 lines of poetry please. Authors are encouraged to submit via mail or email. Deadline for email is midnight, August 15th and the winners will be notified the 15th of September. Visit Still: The Journal’s website and contest page for all other submission criteria and info.

Call for Submissions: Kweli Journal
Kweli Journal is now calling for submissions to their Fall/Winter 2010 issue, themed “Sanctuary”. As the editors state: “Kweli is a new online literary journal established to identify, promote and nurture emerging writers of color. Our mission, as editors and publishers, is to find a broad, international audience for the artists that we publish. We seek high quality literary work that is beautiful and sustaining, profound and powerful.” Kweli Journal encourages authors to submit either one prose piece, double spaced accordingly, or up to three forms of poetry, single spaced, for a chance to be featured in the upcoming issue. Last call for submissions is September 16th and authors will be notified immediately if their work is accepted. Mail your work to submission manager Nicole Vasques, Kweli Journal, Inc. P.O. Box 693, New York, NY 10021.

Crow Talk Poetry looking at California Writers
Crow Talk, the Poetry Anthology is seeking local poetry and artwork from it’s fellow California residents. If you think you’re capable of incorporating crows or ravens in a significant manner into your poetry or artwork you are strongly encouraged to apply. Each published contributor will receive a free copy of Crow Talk’s latest issue featuring their accomplished works. Submit your one, unpublished or previously published, 1-5 page single spaced poetry piece here. Or submit 1-5 files of your artwork or photographs in the form of a low res, JPEG or TIFF attachment through this email. Please include a 75 word bio upon submission, as well as the author’s name, address, phone number, email and mailing address. If poems have been previously published in any form, include the publication name, publisher, date and issue #, for credit in acknowledgments. Submissions are due before or on September 30th, 2010. A public reading will be held in the Santa Barbara/ Goleta area to kick off the release of the anthology!

-An independent publication is looking for poems for their up and coming anthology. The organization is seeking out authors who have shared an experience of growing up, living in, or having left the trailer park community lifestyle. Contributors will receive the first issue of the journal for free. New and emerging poets are both encouraged to participate in this event. Send your work via email here, and include name, address, phone number and email on each submission. There’s no limit to work that’s been previously published. Deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2011. This is a great opportunity to try something new!

Illinois’ Crab Orchard Review Now Accepting New Material.
Think you’ve got a handle on the Southern States? Crab Orchard Review is looking for authors to participate in their Special Issue: New & Old - Re-visions of the American South. As the literary publication states: “COR is seeking work for their Summer/Fall 2011 issue, focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and new directions that have shaped and are reshaping the American South.” (This includes, but is not limited to, bilingual as well as facing-page translations as well) “All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English.” Writers who are accepted and published will receive $25 per magazine page, $50 minimum for poetry and $100 minimum for prose as the contest rules state. This will also include 2 free copies of the issue as well. Authors have between August 10th and November 1st, 2010 to make their submissions, and the issue will make its debut by the end of March 2011. Visit Crab Orchard’s website for the full article, submission guidelines and all the extras!

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