Did you know…

legit-writing-tips:

That if you Google the phrase “Timer for X Minutes” that Google will automatically set an alarm for you to go off at whatever time you’ve specified?

Now that you know, go set a Google timer for 5 minutes and write as much as you can in that time, without editing or second guessing. Make it a point to do this whenever you find yourself aimlessly wandering the Internet and you’ll have plenty of material to work with in no time. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY, FICTION, NONFICTION

Vagabond City Literary Journal is re-opening after a hiatus. This is a great opportunity for new writers to try their hand at getting published.

We are currently accepting short stories and creative nonfiction for our Winter issue until Nov 1. We are also accepting poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction for our weekly reads.

Rules for submitting flash
Submissions are rolling and are free.
Word count must be under 800 words.
Submit no more than 3 pieces at a time.

Rules for submitting non-flash
Fiction
Word count must be under 5,000 words. Please submit 1 fiction piece at a time. Use a single asterisk (*) to signal section breaks in sectioned fiction.

Nonfiction
Word count must be under 5,000 words. Please submit 1 nonfiction piece at a time. Use a single asterisk (*) to signal section breaks in sectioned nonfiction. Give us something experimental, lyrical, disjunctive, or narrative. Be strange.

To submit
1. Write an email to vagabondcityliterary@gmail.com
2. Write a brief bio about who you are. Include any links to social media or other work.
3. Paste in your piece of writing. Make sure the formatting didn’t get strange.
4. Place your name and genre in the subject line of your email. State if it is flash or non-flash.

For more information, please view our submissions guidelines and contact us on Twitter.

Polychrome Ink is seeking submissions for it’s first issue! 

Now through December 1st, we are looking for poetry, short stories, and short non-fiction pieces written by and for the under represented. There are no genre restrictions, just a word limit of no more than 5,000 words. Your piece does not have to be an “issues” piece. We’re interested in how your diversity and experiences shine through in your writing.

We are currently offering flat payments based on the type of piece submitted. Flash fiction (under 1k words) is $10, Poetry is $15, and Short Fiction/Non-Fiction is $25. 

The pieces will be selected based on voice, craft, and how well they fit into our quest to normalize diverse literature. The staff will read for content, style, and flow, while keeping an eye out for stereotypes, appropriation, fetishization, and any sort of offense or inaccuracy. We are planning to publish around 10 pieces in the first issue, with at least three pieces that fit into each of the following categories: POC (as defined as anyone who is not white), Non-Heteronormative, and Non-Cisgender. You can find a more in-depth description of our selection process and breakdown here

We accept all submissions by email, although we request that you read our submission guidelines first, to ensure that your piece gets to the proper editor. We plan to respond to all submitted pieces by January 1st. 

For more information and to learn more about the staff, please visit our site or check out our blog. At this moment, I am aiming for bi-annual publications. With hopes for that to increase in the future.

Thank you, and we look forward to having the opportunity to read your submissions!

Vitality Magazine is currently open for submissions. Read more on our website.
We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comics, and art all centering around queer people, but whose story is about something OTHER than their sexuality/gender. We are looking for works of all genres, all sexualities, and all genders. Right now we are preparing a short sample minizine of about 4-6 pieces that will best show off what Vitality is all about, to ramp up interest in the zine’s first issue. Anything submitted now will also be considered for the first issue, but that is a long way off, and we’re mostly concentrating on the minizine at this time. 
We pay a flat rate of between $10-$25 depending on the type of medium.
Submissions are due by Sept 25th for the minizine, but we are open for submissions all year round, to be sorted into issues as we go. 
To submit your piece, or read more specific guidelines, click here.

Vitality Magazine is currently open for submissionsRead more on our website.

We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comics, and art all centering around queer people, but whose story is about something OTHER than their sexuality/gender. We are looking for works of all genres, all sexualities, and all genders. Right now we are preparing a short sample minizine of about 4-6 pieces that will best show off what Vitality is all about, to ramp up interest in the zine’s first issue. Anything submitted now will also be considered for the first issue, but that is a long way off, and we’re mostly concentrating on the minizine at this time. 

We pay a flat rate of between $10-$25 depending on the type of medium.

Submissions are due by Sept 25th for the minizine, but we are open for submissions all year round, to be sorted into issues as we go. 

To submit your piece, or read more specific guidelines, click here.

britticisms:

INLAND is currently looking for 1-2 interns to assist in the editorial and operations process for the Fall 2014 semester. 
MORE DETAILS:
Chicago-based candidates are ideal, but we can create a remote internship for the right candidate 
Must have superior copy editing and fact checking skills, an attention to detail, ridiculous work ethic and an eye for organization
Must be available for approximately 10 hours per week. Afternoons and evenings are preferred. 
If interested, please email the following to inlandmag [at] gmail.com:
a copy of your resume/CV
your top three magazines or websites and why
an explanation of your ultimate career goals. Don’t be afraid to show personality. The weirder the better.

britticisms:

INLAND is currently looking for 1-2 interns to assist in the editorial and operations process for the Fall 2014 semester. 

MORE DETAILS:

  • Chicago-based candidates are ideal, but we can create a remote internship for the right candidate 
  • Must have superior copy editing and fact checking skills, an attention to detail, ridiculous work ethic and an eye for organization
  • Must be available for approximately 10 hours per week. Afternoons and evenings are preferred. 

If interested, please email the following to inlandmag [at] gmail.com:

  • a copy of your resume/CV
  • your top three magazines or websites and why
  • an explanation of your ultimate career goals. Don’t be afraid to show personality. The weirder the better.

authorsofcolor:

Today, friends, is the final day to submit to Apogee Journal Issue Four. Have you been wondering whether to submit, but holding off slightly? Now’s the time to do it. Do it! You have until midnight EST, and we want to read your words (especially your fiction!).

Oregon Humanities Extends Deadline for Fall/Winter Issue - Pays up to $800

writingcareer:

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Oregon Humanities magazine (est. 1971) has extended the submission deadline to September 29th for the Fall/Winter 2014 issue. This issue will feature stories, essays, narratives, and discussions on real-life scenarios classified under “quandary”—your interpretation of the word and the situation or event that best embodies this interpretation.

Examples may include: being trapped in a sticky situation that caused unpredictable chaos in your life; or the unexpected consequences of a catch-22 prank

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