Poll: Rate the Design of Cutbank Literary Journal

While doing my monthly examination of the New Pages [sorry, link won’t work right now] writing contest and call for submission boards (I do best submitting when I have a whole slew of journals and due dates in mind) I stumbled across a lovely journal called Cutbank.  They accept fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.  They’reContinue reading “Poll: Rate the Design of Cutbank Literary Journal”

Call for Emerging Western (Region, not Genre) Writers!

For all you writers in the great mid-West and Western sector of the United States who think they have a sense of humor, this themed call for submission is for you!  Even if you don’t live there, have you visited?  Think you can spin a good yarn off your experiences there?  Western State Press, theContinue reading “Call for Emerging Western (Region, not Genre) Writers!”

Writing Submission Status

I haven’t posted my personal waiting experience in a while.  So if you’re interested… Painted Bride Quarterly (date submitted: January 4th; what submitted: 1 fiction, 1 non-fiction)  Official Response Time:  unknown Cicada (date submitted: February 16th; what submitted: 2 poems)  Official Response Time: up to 4 months I’ve given up hope on the Cicada submissions,Continue reading “Writing Submission Status”

WOW! A Great Writing Contest for Women

Sorry guys, bad news.  This writing contest is only for females (I know!  Sorry!) WOW! stands for Women on Writing, you see.  But ladies, this is good news for you because it instantly cuts out half of the competition.  Another thing that’s cutting down the competition is the fact that they’re limiting the contest toContinue reading “WOW! A Great Writing Contest for Women”

Organized Writer…Oxymoron?

Are you one of those people who get cold shivers of pleasure when you see the organized shelves ofttimes featured in Real Simple?  Or do you break out in a cold sweat?  As writers, we’re constantly being lectured about being organized: have a regular writing scheduled, have a regular submission scheduled, have an Excel spreadsheetContinue reading “Organized Writer…Oxymoron?”

Sugar and Spice and Salt Hill Literary Journal

Even though they have a grand total of eight tweets, I came across this journal on twitter.  In affiliation with the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University, Salt Hill Literary Journal has been around for 10 years.  Their online archive will give you a good taste of their style without having to buy and copiesContinue reading “Sugar and Spice and Salt Hill Literary Journal”

Big Writing Prize for Small Time Writer

If you’re like me, you’ve gotten work published before.  Small things in small campus publications, local magazines, tiny literary journals with a circulation of, maybe, 100.  Hey, I’m not complaining, it’s a start and it gives me something to pass around at family reunions. But if you’re like me and want to get a bitContinue reading “Big Writing Prize for Small Time Writer”

Revealed: Real-Life Submission Response Time for storySouth

A bit unusual to hear back outside of the work week, but I got a rejection letter on Saturday from storySouth, a magazine all about the–you guessed it!–Southern experience narrative.  If you’ve got a story set in the South, about the South, or if you just happen to be a resident of the South, long-termContinue reading “Revealed: Real-Life Submission Response Time for storySouth”

Enter NANO’s Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Just a quick link to the 2011 NANO writing prize. What They Want: flash fiction, micro essay, or prose of 300-words or less.  Cannot be previously published. How They Want It: via snail mail or submishmash. When They Want It:  August 31st Entry Fee?  Yes, $15 for 3 shorts. Prize?  Yes, $500   Sorry, forContinue reading “Enter NANO’s Flash Fiction Writing Contest”

What NOT to Do When Submitting to Literary Journals

We’ve been over some of these creative writing submission “don’ts” before, but I think that this article, “The Number One Worst Mistake A Writer Can Make When Submitting,” from Writer’s Relief is pretty valuable in that the quotes are from real life editors working for real life publications.  It even provides the links to theirContinue reading “What NOT to Do When Submitting to Literary Journals”