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We are seeking original, unpublished fiction with a direct thematic connection to the Caribbean, or the Caribbean Diaspora.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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Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference – Deadline March 1st 2013

You may apply to the Conference by submitting a sample of original work and an online application (see the link to the application below). All applicants submit an application and their supporting materials online. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

There are several ways to apply to the Conference. You will see an overall list below. Those applying for financial aid must choose one category. If you would like to be considered for a spot as a general contributor should you not receive a financial aid award, you must submit a general contributor application in addition to the financial aid application.

Acceptance is based on the strength and promise of the writing sample and the Admissions Board’s judgment that the applicant will benefit from the Conference. The workshops are designed to accommodate both published writers and those in the early stages of promising careers. For the 2012 Conference, we were able to accept 26% of general applicants; 6% of those who applied for financial aid received an award.

We cannot enroll anyone for less than the full ten days of the Conference. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age.

There is no application fee.

N.B.: Applicants submit their top choices for workshop leader upon acceptance to the Conference, noting it on their deposit/confirmation form. Participants are then assigned to a workshop based on our commitment to giving all attendees one of their choices.

CLICK HERE for the online application.

http://www.middlebury.edu/blwc/admissions

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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Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest – Deadline Feb 28th

The submissions period for the 2013 Short Fiction Contest is now open!

2013 Guidelines

The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. There is no entry fee. Katharine Weber, the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College and author of five critically-acclaimed novels, including Triangle and True Confections, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2014 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2013 Writers Workshop, June 15th-22nd, in Gambier, Ohio. Additional info on the Writers Workshop is available here.

Submission Guidelines

  • Writers must not have published a book of fiction at the time of submission. (We define a “published book of fiction” as a novel, novella or short story collection written by you and published by someone other than you in print, on the web, or in ebook format.)
  • Stories must be no more than 1200 words in length.
  • One submission per entrant.
  • Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
  • Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  • The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 28th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions.
  • Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.

http://www.kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction/

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.

http://popshotpopshot.com/about.html

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/