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.
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
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.
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.
1. Write an email to email@example.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.
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!
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