St Somewhere Journal

Now accepting submissions for April 2013. 
Deadline March 1, 2013

Submission Guidelines

St. Somewhere Journal is published quarterly. New issues will be released in January, April, July and October. We accept English language submissions for publication in our online journal. Works written in English lexicon dialect/creole are also encouraged, as well as translations. Submissions are accepted via email only.

We welcome all genres, though we lean toward what is typically referred to as literary. The Caribbean region is our primary focus, with secondary emphasis on works with an international or general appeal. Work that has a strong connection to these areas, either literally or philosophically, has the best chance of acceptance. However, quality carries its own weight, regardless of subject matter.

Fiction: Please submit short fiction of 5,000 words or less. Submit your fiction as an attached document or in the body of your email. We prefer a web-friendly format, meaning that we’d appreciate it if you’d single space your paragraphs and double space between paragraphs, with no indentations.

Poetry: Any form is acceptable. Unlike some publications, we have no particular bias for or against rhyming poetry or free verse. Send no more than 5 poems, single spaced in the body of your email.

Essay: Please submit essays of 5,000 words or less. Submit your essay as an attached document, or in the body of your email. We prefer a web-friendly format (see above under “fiction”). For our purposes, we consider an essay to be literary, film or cultural criticism, book reviews or creative non-fiction.

Visual Art: Submissions of visual art will be accepted and considered for use as cover art for our publication, as well as interior art. Scanned images of visual works are acceptable, as well as photography. For photography that includes identifiable individuals, you must be able to provide a copy of a signed model release form. Please submit your art work as an attachment in .jpg format.

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St Somewhere Fiction Anthology – Deadline August 1st 2013

St. Somewhere Press is currently accepting submissions for “Things & Time”, a book length, short story anthology, to be released in 2013. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2013. Projected publication date is October of 2013. This anthology of short fiction will be published in electronic book form, spanning multiple formats.

We are seeking original, unpublished fiction with a direct thematic connection to the Caribbean, or the Caribbean Diaspora. Accepted works must not have been previously published in print or digitally (online or e-book formats). All genres are welcome, as long as they meet the previously stated criteria of a connection to the Caribbean or Caribbean Diaspora. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Please submit short fiction of 3,000 to 6,000 words, as an email attachment. Email submissions only will be accepted. Failure to comply with requested word count or to provide submission as an attachment will result in automatic disqualification. Your submission should be single spaced, with block paragraph formatting.  You may send multiple submissions, but only one per email.

Send your submissions to submissions@stsomewherepress.com with the subject line: Submission – Fiction Anthology. Include your name, email address and a brief bio in both the body of your email and in the attached document.

No monetary compensation is being offered for this anthology. Upon publication, contributing authors will be given unlimited access to download electronic copies of the anthology for a two week period of time.

Upon acceptance, St. Somewhere Press assumes first serial rights to all submissions. The copyright automatically reverts to author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online by St. Somewhere Press and St. Somewhere Press retains the non-exclusive rights to republish accepted works in alternate, or new, formats. Any subsequent publication of accepted works by their authors must properly cite St. Somewhere Press as the original publisher of the work.

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Island Review

The Island Review welcomes unsolicited submissions, but before contacting us please take the time to browse our current content and read the following information.

What do we want?

The editors of The Island Review are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.

We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.

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Peepal Tree Press Anthology – Deadline July 31st 2013

Peepal Tree Press, one of the most celebrated Caribbean publishers based in the UK is seeking submissions for ‘CLOSURE’ a new anthology of contemporary Black British fiction.  It will be edited by internationally renowned and award winning novelist and short story writer, Jacob Ross.

They are looking for “the unexpected, the playful, the experimental — even the traditional” with “fascinating ideas expressed as good fiction.”

DEADLINE: by 31 July 2013.

Only 30 stories will be included and there won’t be any extensions on the deadline.

When you think of CLOSURE consider:

• approaching a particular destination
• a coming closer
• a narrowing of a gap
• approaching — the act of drawing spatially closer to something
• closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
• deciding, decision making
• to clear a blockage or obstruction
• a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
• obstruction, obstructor, impediment — any thing that makes progress difficult
• the act of blocking
• termination of operations, closedown, shutdown
• the act of ending something
• Enclosure
• Disclosure
• Opening
• End of business
• Point of rest
• Finality
• Vertical distance of rock formation
• Being close set in mathematics
• Contact between vocal organs producing sound

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WomanSpeak – Deadline May 31st 2013

WomanSpeak, a Journal of Literature and Art by Caribbean Women, edited and published by yours truly, is calling for submissions for volume 7/2013, an issue especially themed, “Voices of Dissent: Women Speaking to Transform the Culture.”

I am looking for the works of a new generation of Caribbean Feminist writers and painters who care about the lives of women and will dare to use their creative voices to shock us out of our complacency and into action. I see a new Feminist consciousness struggling to rise up across the Caribbean these days. I see women organizing, they are naming the human rights issues facing Caribbean women and their children, they are gathering and disseminating the information, they are discussing the issues and commenting on them from a Feminist perspective. I see far flung pockets of Caribbean Feminists connecting with one another on the web and made hopeful by the enormous potential that holds for creating a real and powerful women’s movement across our region.

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Popshot Magazine

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

From the pavement to the pubs to the playhouses, our peculiar little planet is full of storytelling. Popshot aims to publish just a few of the more articulate and well-observed versions of these stories, illustrated by some of contemporary illustration’s finest.

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Zoetrope: All-Story

http://www.all-story.com/submissions.cgi

We are a staff of two, assisted by a small team of brilliant and generous volunteers, who are collectively dedicated to reading and responding to the 12,000 submissions All-Story receives annually. To aid us in this commitment, writers should submit only one story at a time and no more than two stories a year.


Before submitting, non-subscribers should read several issues of the magazine to determine if their works fit with All-Story. Electronic versions of the magazine are available to read, in part, at the website; and print versions are available for purchase by single-issue order and subscription.

We consider unsolicited submissions of short stories and one-act plays no longer than 7,000 words. Excerpts from larger works, screenplays, treatments, and poetry will be returned unread. We do not accept artwork or design submissions. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, and first serial rights and a one-year film option are required. We do not accept unsolicited revisions nor respond to writers who don’t include an SASE.

Helitrope Magazine

Heliotrope is a quarterly E-Zine that publishes fiction, articles and poetry. We pay professional rates and have had the privilege of hosting the contributions of writers like Michael Moorcock, Jeff VanderMeer, Catehrynne M. Valente, Jeffrey Ford, Theodora Goss, R. Scott Bakker and more.

For more information please view our submission guidelines or if you have any other questions please contact Jay Tomio at Heliotropeditor@gmail.com

http://www.heliotropemag.com/about-heliotrope/

Mythium Magazine

http://www.mythiumlitmag.com/submissions.html

All submissions should be original, unpublished work.

 • Submissions accepted year round, but know that reading periods are generally closed from 2 to 3 months following submission deadlines.

 • Manuscripts must be typed or printed in proper format on white paper, in English, one side only, double-spaced for prose. Cover letters should be brief.

 • Fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts must be limited to 5,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable.

 • Poetry submissions will be limited to up to five poems, twenty pages total.

 • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please notify us immediately if something has been accepted elsewhere.

 • Entrants may submit only one submission per category until you have been notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of submitted material.

 • Please note genre of your submission in the cover letter (fiction, poetry or CNF).

 • Please include a SASE for results. Manuscripts will be recycled and will not be returned.

• Payment is in 1 copy of the issue in which the author’s work appears.