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Volume 18, Issue 2 | JANUARY 26, 2018
Pushing the Envelope
In my other life, when I worked with the federal government, I had few people I called mentor. One in particular excelled in handling the complicated farm cases we had within the US Department of Agriculture in South Carolina. I ultimately became pretty talented at handling such complex cases.
We worked ourselves to death trying to aid farmers, keep them going, prevent them from going under. Farming’s a volatile business with little profit margin, so it wasn’t difficult for some to cave and give it up. Regulations are complex and ambiguous, and I prided myself in reading into them all that I could to assist a customer . . . to keep the family farm afloat.
But sooner or later, someone is going to criticize you for trying too hard. Which is probably why a lot of federal employees don’t care to go the extra mile, because of said criticism. And ultimately, depending on how high you are up the food chain, you will get investigated.
One of my mentors told me this when one day I had an internal investigator looking into one of my decisions. “You have not tried hard enough to do your best if you haven’t been investigated.”
That advice has stuck with me for twenty years.
In life, the majority of us fear tempting fate or flexing back against rules. Push the envelope. You haven’t grown if you haven’t shoved hard against the yoke, hit the wall, broken the glass ceiling, or challenged the standards.
That goes for your writing, your storytelling, your brand, your promotion tactics, and your self-esteem. If you run into someone or something telling you that’s not the way it’s done, ask why. They might be right, but then, they might be regurgitating what they’ve heard without understanding.
The best feeling in the world is to strike out on your own, reach for a dream nobody else has, and achieve it. Don’t die wishing you had.
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EYELANDS 1st INTERNATIONAL FLASH FICTION CONTEST https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/
ENTRY FEE 5€. Deadline March 20, 2018. Theme of the contest: “Dreams.” First prize: A week holiday on the island of Crete (for two people). Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology. Shortlisted stories are published in the anthology. Limit 500 words. See the beachhouse and the area here http://three-rock.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_17.html
NOWHERE TRAVEL-WRITING CONTEST http://nowheremag.com/contests/
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 1, 2018. Nowhere is proud to announce our inaugural “This Land Is…” travel-writing contest! We are seeking nonfiction and essay submissions from writers whose story is deeply, clearly connected to a protected place, whether here in the United States or elsewhere in the world. Entries should be between 800 and 5,000 words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. The winner will receive $250, with publication in Nowhere granted under First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). Up to five finalists also will be published, and we’ll award them a 2018 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass ($80 value).
RISING WRITER CONTEST https://autumnhousepress.submittable.com/submit
$25 ENTRY FEE. Deadline January 31, 2018. The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation. The winner will receive book publication, $500 advance against royalties, and a $500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book. All finalists will be considered for publication. Submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages.
GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST http://ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/contest.htm
$5 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 1, 2018. Pays a $500 first prize. The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Submit up to two pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.
AIRLIE PRIZE http://www.airliepress.org/airlie-prize/
$25 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 1, 2018. Open to all poets writing in English, regardless of place of residence. The winner will be notified in the fall following the submission and will receive a $1000 cash award upon publication of the book in October of the next year. A custom bookmark or postcard will accompany the initial print run of at least 500 copies. Manuscripts should be 48 to 90 pages of original poetry in English. No more than one poem should appear on a page.
2ELIZABETHS SPECIAL WRITING CONTEST https://2elizabeths.submittable.com/submit/98779/special-writing-contest-grand-prize-350
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline January 31, 2018. Send your short fiction (1,000 – 6,000 words) or poetry collection (three to ten pages). The grand prize is $350, with a second place prize of $100, and a third place prize of $75. Each of the three winners will have their work published in our website and/or print anthology.
SO TO SPEAK CONTEST http://sotospeakjournal.org/contests/
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 2, 2018. Categories fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Nonfiction category welcomes submissions of personal essays, memoir, profiles, and other nonfiction pieces not exceeding 4,500 words. For fiction, submit one prose piece at a time, not exceeding 4,000 words. For poetry, send up to five poems at a time, not exceeding 10 pages total. Each winner will be awarded $500.
STRINGYBARK SHORT STORY AWARD http://www.stringybarkstories.net/competitions/open-competitions.html
A$12.50 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 18, 2018. Firstly, your story has a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia. Secondly it is written for an audience over sixteen years of age. Finally it is no more than 1,500 words in length. A$500 and publication plus other prizes for first prize. A$250 for second, A$125 fofr third.
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER ESSAY COLLECTION COMPETITION http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/essay-collection/
$28 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 31, 2018. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and a standard royalty contract. All essay collections are welcome, regardless of author’s previous publications; manuscripts should be approximately 100-300 pages in length. Translations are not eligible.
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY FIRST BOOK POETRY COMPETITION http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/first-book-poetry/
$28 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 31, 2018. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and a standard royalty contract. Manuscripts are eligible for the First Book Poetry Competition if the author has not published or committed to publish a collection of their poetry in a book of 48 pages or more with a press run of at least 500 copies.
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY OPEN BOOK POETRY COMPETITION http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/open-book-poetry/
$28 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 31, 2018. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and a standard royalty contract. Manuscripts are eligible for the Open Book Poetry Competition if the author has published at least one full-length collection of original poetry in English (of 48 pages or more with a press run of at least 500 copies). This competition is not open to first books.
THE COWLES POETRY BOOK PRIZE http://www.semopress.com/events/cowles-prize/
$25 ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 1, 2018. Winner receives $2,000 and 30 copies for the author, publication and distribution of a full-length poetry manuscript with a full-color perfect-bound cover. Send 48-100 pages of poetry–any style or theme–with a table of contents and an acknowledgements page for any previously published poems.
RANDALL JARRELL POETRY COMPETITION https://ncwriters.submittable.com/submit
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 1, 2018. The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Submissions should be one poem only (40-line limit). The contest awards the winner $200 and publication in storySouth.
2018 PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE AWARDS FOR POETRY AND SHORT FICTION https://press53.submittable.com/submit
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline April 15, 2018. Submit one un-published poem, no more than three pages. First Prize: $1000 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine.
INTERNATIONAL LITERARY AWARDS IN FICTION, CREATIVE NONFICTION, AND POETRY https://center4womenwriters.submittable.com/submit
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 1, 2018. Fiction submissions are up to 5,000 words. CNF submissions are up to 5,000 words. Poetry submissions: three poems; we ask that each poem appears on a separate page and that no single poem is more than 100 lines. Pays $1,000 in each category, and $150 in each category for an Honorable Mention (judges’ discretion).
TALEAMOR PARK ASSISTANTSHIPS http://www.taleamorpark.org/application2
During the scheduled residency season of May through October, Taleamor Park offers one assistantship each month. Assistants have the opportunity to participate in residency development and maintenance by contributing work in exchange for residency fees. An assistant contributes twelve to fifteen hours of work each week. Taleamor Park especially seeks applicants who have experience and skills in building maintenance and construction, gardening and groundskeeping, and park planning and construction. Assistants pay a $100 non-refundable confirmation deposit and are responsible for the cost and preparation of their own meals. The preferential due date for assistantship applications is February 28. Location LaPorte County, Indiana.
KIMMEL HARDING NELSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/residency.php
Application deadlines are March 1 for July – December residencies and September 1 for January – June residencies annually. One visual artist and one writer will each have the opportunity for a two-week working retreat at The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. Sponsored by the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, the residency includes room and board, a private work space, networking opportunities with fellow resident artists and a $1,000 stipend. Only emerging artists working in Lincoln, Nebraska, through year-end 2018 will be considered for these awards. Award winners will be selected in February.
ANISFIELD-WOLF FELLOWSHIPS – Cleveland, Ohio http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/news-1/2017/12/13/anisfield-wolf-fellowship-in-writing-publishing
Deadline February 1, 2018. The Cleveland State University Poetry Center is accepting applications for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a two-year post-graduate fellowship that offers an emerging writer time to work toward a first or second book and an opportunity to gain experience in editing, publishing, literary programming, and outreach in collaboration with the staff of the CSU Poetry Center.
MARYLAND HUMANITIES https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp8434-maryland-humanities-accepting-applications-for-mini-grant-program
MD Humanities is accepting applications from Maryland nonprofit organizations and schools for its Mini Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $1,200 will be awarded to support public humanities, documentary film, and civic education projects/initiatives designed to engage and benefit Marylanders. Priority will be given to the programming needs of smaller institutions and underserved audiences. Applicants must be a nonprofit organization, school, or government entity. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that they have matching funds (cash or in-kind) equal to the funds requested.
LIGHTHOUSE WRITERS LITFEST FELLOWSHIPS – Denver, Colorado http://lighthousewriters.org/lit-fest-tuition-and-fellowships
Deadline March 15, 2018. The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2018 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a weeklong or weekend Master Workshop. All fellowship recipients will be responsible for their own airfare, accommodations, and transportation to and from Lit Fest.
Writership tuition assistance helps people with limited financial resources join our regular workshops and advance their skills as writers using funds allocated by grants or donated by other Lighthouse members and supporters. Funding for each class is limited and granted on a first come, first served basis. If a course is sold out or has no more funding available, we will do our best to offer excellent alternatives to applicants who qualify for tuition assistance.
IDA B. WELLS FELLOWSHIP http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/about/special-funds/ida-b-wells-fellowship
Deadline February 15, 2018. Promotes diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work. The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting, by providing a $10,000 award and editorial advice from a dedicated Investigative Fund editor. Fellows will also receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY SHORT-TERM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS – New York https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/short-term-research-fellowships
Deadline January 31, 2018. To support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections are welcome to apply. Preference is given to applications making a strong case for accessing special collections materials. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks.
MINERAL SCHOOL RESIDENCIES – Mineral, Washington https://mineralschool.submittable.com/submit
Deadline February 15, 2018. Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During summer 2018, we’re offering three two-week residency periods to 8 writers of poetry and prose and four visual artists, providing accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers using locally-grown organic food whenever possible. During September 2018, we’ll offer a one-week residency to four writers who are parents of children under 18. Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards.
THE SCHOOL OF MAKING THINKING RESIDENCY – See locations http://www.theschoolofmakingthinking.com/
Deadline February 4, 2018. The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for qualified artists and thinkers to work alongside each other for one to three week sessions. We continually experiment with structure, approaches to programming, and alternative pedagogies. Our residents have included sound and performance artists, poets, philosophers, sculptors, painters, botanists, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists, documentarians, and historians, among other diverse practices.
EMERGING WRITER FELLOWSHIP – New York https://grubstreet.org/programs/emerging-writer-fellowship/
Deadline March 1, 2018. The Emerging Writer Fellowship aims to develop new, exciting voices by providing one writer per year tuition-free access to Grubstreet’s seminar and multi-week classes (in New York). In addition, the recipient will also receive a three-day pass to both the 2018 and 2019 Muse & the Marketplace Conference to further their engagement in the writing industry.
VISEGRAD LITERARY RESIDENCY PROGRAM http://villa.org.pl/villa/en/aktualnosci-post/eng-rusza-nabor-do-programu-wyszehradzkich-rezydencji-literackich/
Deadline January 31, 2018. The 2018 edition of the Program will enable 32 Literary Residents to carry their literary projects in four Host Institutions in one of the given periods: 1st May – 12th June 2018 (Compact Spring Edition) or 1st September – 30th November 2018 (Regular Autumn Edition). Each of the Host Institutions will be responsible for organizing two stays of two groups of four Literary Residents each (one from the Czech Republic, one from Hungary, one from Poland and one from Slovakia), who will be working on their individual literary projects, and also participate together in literary event(s) organized in the hosting city by the Host Institution.
LUSO-AMERICAN FELLOWSHIPS – Lisbon, Portugal http://disquietinternational.org/the-program/contests-scholarships/
Deadline February 9, 2018. Through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, the program offers full and partial fellowships–including airfare stipend, tuition and lodging–to North American writers of Luso descent. Four winners will be chosen by an independent panel of American and Portuguese writers and scholars to attend Katherine Vaz’s Writing the Luso Experience workshop in Lisbon. Runners-up and other outstanding applicants will be considered for financial aid.
CAN SERRAT RESIDENCIES – Barcelona, Spain http://canserrat.org/call_writers
Deadline February 10, 2018. Can Serrat is located in El Bruc, at the foot of Montserrat and only 45 km from Barcelona, Spain. This Open Call is meant to support literary production and to offer a working and living space for writers. We will invite one writer for a full grant in addition to inviting 27 writers for a partial aid support stipend. In addition to the special fully granted programmed in March 2019, Can Serrat offers: 70 percent grant to two writers, 50 percent grant to five writers and 30 percent grants to 20 writers.
THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS VISITING FELLOWSHIP – Paris https://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2017/12/22/american-library-paris-visiting-fellowship-2018/
Deadline February 15, 2018. Open to all English-speakers, regardless of nationality. Offers the opportunity to work in Paris for a month or longer, while participating actively in the life of the American Library. Writers should be working on a book project, either fiction or nonfiction. In 2018, applications will also be accepted from people working on a feature-length documentary film. As part of the fellowship, the library will connect the visiting writer to resources and people in Paris that could be helpful to his or her project. Fellows receive a stipend of US$5,000 to assist with travel and housing costs. In return fellows are expected to present a talk at the library, participate in a members-only dinner, appropriately acknowledge the Library in any publication outcomes resulting from the fellowship project and participate in other library-related activities.
BERTON HOUSE – Dawson City, Yukon, Canada http://bertonhouse.ca/home.html
Deadline February 21, 2018. Dawson City, Yukon provides a historically impressive setting where a writer can concentrate on her or his work or just get away to think. Professional Canadian writers who have published at least one book and are established in any creative literary discipline (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, play/screenwriting, journalism) may apply for residency.
NORTON ISLAND RESIDENCY – Norton Island, Maine http://www.easternfrontier.com/about.html
Deadline March 1, 2018. Located in Maine’s northerly “Downeast,” halfway between Mount Desert National Park and Campobello Island, one mile into the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find a 150-acre island hosting a one-of-a-kind artist residency program. Each summer, Norton Island hosts established artists, musicians, and writers so they may develop and share their work in an extraordinarily beautiful and remote wilderness setting. Thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Arts Council, Norton Island is wheelchair-accessible.
JOY KOGAWA HOUSE – Canada http://www.kogawahouse.com/wp/residencies/
Deadline March 1, 2018. The Historic Joy Kogawa House Society hosts writers to live and work in Historic Joy Kogawa House on a paid basis. Residencies typically run for three months, at a time convenient to the writer. While in residence, the writer progresses a full-length writing project while engaging with the community via a program of writing-focused activities. Must be Canadian citizen or resident, have two professional books published, experience with public presentations, currently working on a full-length writing project, and willing to engage with the community. Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa. Location Vancouver.
HUGO HOUSE RESIDENCIES – Seattle, Washington https://hugohouse.submittable.com/submit/28902/hugo-house-writer-in-residence-application
Deadline March 31, 2018. Applicants for the position should be practicing, published writers of prose as well as accomplished and dedicated writing teachers who are experienced working with writers of all levels in a traditional workshop setting, as well as on a one-on-one basis as a mentor offering criticism and professional-development advice. Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency (e.g., developing a manuscript for publication) and should have a special interest in helping writers become better writers and fostering an appreciation of the craft. Pays $500 per month stipend for nine months, plus additional compensation for Hugo Classes; access to a vibrant and growing community of, by, and for writers; an opportunity to work with a committed staff in a creative work environment; and support and encouragement for artistic projects. Each writer-in-residence has 24-hour access to a private writing office in the Hugo House temporary space to work on their writing project, or hold meetings.
JACK KEROUAC PROJECT RESIDENCIES – Florida https://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/
Deadline April 16, 2018. The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $1,000 are included. As writer-in-residence, all you are required to do is live in the Kerouac House during your residency, work on your writing project, and participate in two events—a Welcome Potluck dinner for you, and a Final Reading of your work at the Kerouac House at the end of your residency. Should you desire them, the Kerouac Project can also offer opportunities for you to participate in other readings, lead workshops, and interact in other ways with the vibrant Central Florida literary community.
VILLA SARKIA RESIDENCY – Finland http://www.nuorenvoimanliitto.fi/kirjoittajakoulutus/villa+sarkia+-residenssi/in+english/
Deadline April 29, 2018. Villa Sarkia is a residence upheld by the culture association Nuoren Voiman Liitto and the city of Sysmä in southern Finland. The residence is primarily designed to give young writers and translators the chance to focus on their personal literary undertakings in a private and inspiring setting. Residency periods in Villa Sarkia are between one to three months.
GLADSTONE LIBRARY WRITERS IN RESIDENCE – Flintshire, UK https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/events/writers-in-residence
Deadline April 30, 2018. Now seeking applicants for its seventh year, Gladstone’s Library’s competitive Writer in Residence programme provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. By liberal values, we do not mean views aligned with any one political ideology, but rather a commitment to freedom and social justice; tolerance and respect of difference; open-mindedness coupled with intellectual curiosity; and generosity of spirit and a willingness to learn from others. Four places will be awarded to writers working in the English language. The proposed dates of the tenures are February, May, September and November 2018.
HEDGEBROOK WRITERS IN RESIDENCE – Whidbey Island, Washington http://www.hedgebrook.org/writers-in-residence/
Deadline July 2018. Hedgebrook is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48-acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer. Six writers are in residence at a time, each housed in a handcrafted cottage. They spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property or on nearby Double Bluff beach. In the evenings, they gather in the farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories.
HOSKING HOUSES TRUST – Clifford Chambers, UK http://hoskinghouses.co.uk/wp/about-the-trust/purposes-and-policy/
Tell us why you want a residency; do you need time and privacy or have you financial, personal, housing or medical needs or are you just tired? Applicants from outside the UK and Ireland are received but there must be a valid reason to justify a visit, such as study or attendance at a conference. Tell us how much time and money you want. Give us an indication of your personal, housing and financial situation (if you wish). Also give us a contact with your publisher or promoter, and an agent if you have one. While the Trust welcomes applications from any woman living anywhere who writes in English, the practicalities of hosting people from outside the UK are difficult, albeit not impossible. We have occasionally accepted writers from the USA and New Zealand, but usually applicants are from the UK and Ireland. The Trust provides Church Cottage in Clifford Chambers, a village within two miles of Stratford-upon-Avon. We are now able to offer bursaries up to £1,000 per calendar month.
WELLSTONE CENTER WRITING FELLOWSHIPS http://www.wellstoneredwoods.org/wcr-writing-fellowship/
No deadline. A visiting writing fellow can enjoy many hours of solitude, either in the Library House, a book-filled cabin on the verge of the forest, with no electricity or running water, where she or he will be staying for two weeks (bath room and shower are in the Main House, a short walk up the hill) or a walk out on our private trails through the redwoods or elsewhere on our 4.7 acres of beautiful land, four miles up from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz, California.
TRANSFORMATION GRANTS http://www.leeway.org/grants/leeway_transformation_award/
Deadline May 15, 2018. The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans artists and cultural producers living Greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. The Award is unrestricted (it is not project-based) and open to women and trans people working in any art form, traditional or non-traditional.
Deadline January 28, 2018. We are looking for speculative stories – science fiction, fantasy, horror – with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology. Limit 8,000 words. We pay six cents/word for original stories (or original translations of stories that have not previously appeared in English), and three cents/word for reprints.
UNCANNY MAGAZINE https://uncannymagazine.com/disabled-people-destroy-science-fiction-guidelines/
Deadline February 15, 2018. We welcome submission from writers who identify themselves as disabled. We do not require stories to explore issues relating to disability, but we do encourage them. We would certainly love to see a wide range of disabilities explored across a variety of SF settings and scenarios. Pays eight cents/word for 750 to 6,000 words.
PAPER DOG BOOKS ANTHOLOGY https://www.paperdogbooks.com/pages/the-internet-is-where-the-robots-live-now-anthology
Deadline April 1, 2018. Length 1,500 to 5,000 words. Pays six cents/word. We’re looking for works of short speculative fiction that consider the future of the internet, artificial intelligence, the mind, and robots. Give us your optimistic, fantastic, bittersweet stories of fantasy and science fiction. Please, no YA dystopian, robots will destroy the world, high fantasy tropes. Take a more original and nuanced view on the subject.
We’re looking for two kinds of fiction right now: flash fiction and short stories. Flash fiction is quick, dirty, and a lot of fun. 1,000 words and under. These tend to be written with lighter tones. Short stories are between 1,000 and 7,500 words. These tend to have well developed characters and more complex storylines. What makes Spectacle unique is that we commission illustrations for every story we decide to publish and also try to find non-fiction content to pair it with, so keep that in mind when submitting work to us. Stories that lend themselves to interesting visuals and are relevant to current life get lots of bonus points. We pay a flat rate for fiction we decide to publish. $100 for flash fiction. $500 for short stories.
Acres U.S.A. is a magazine written by passionate people who have a sincere interest in the principles of sustainable and organic agriculture. Most of what we print comes from people who have learned their lessons the hard way — with hands-on experience, trial and error, and a willingness to seek out the information they need to get results. Our writers are the farmers, ranchers, consultants and researchers busy innovating in the field, as well as insightful freelancers who recognize innovation, know the right questions to ask, and can clearly and accurately tell the story.
SUSQUEHANNA LIFE http://www.susquehannalife.com/pages/contact-us
Articles take a unique and positive look at a variety of aspects of life in Central Pennsylvania and provide readers with information about places to go, things to do and history. We strive to provide information that is unique and unusual. Pays up to $150 for up to 850 words. Also has a blog site seeking bloggers. Blogging is often a great way to break into the print side of things.
EARTH MAGAZINE https://www.earthmagazine.org/for-authors
EARTH is a nonprofit magazine published by the American Geosciences Institute with a mission to inform the public on the science of Earth, energy and environmental topics. Pitches should be focused on the earth science angle of any topic (we do not accept ecology/wildlife/environmental advocacy pieces). Pays approximately 30 cents/word for up to 3,000 words.
BOOKMARKS MAGAZINE http://www.bookmarksmagazine.com/writers-guidelines
We focus on consensus-oriented book reviews. These reviews are the heart of the magazine and typically where most writers start working with us. You may see an example here. Once a book is assigned, the writer reads the relevant published book reviews from major newspapers and magazines. The final piece consists of a brief plot or content summary, a critic quote and rating applied to the book from each review (as determined by the writer), and a “critical summary” in which the critics’ reviews are highlighted, discussed and reconciled. “What One Book” is a column where we solicit advice from a panel of experts on the best books on a particular topic. If you have access to authorities in a particular field, we would be interested in proposals on those topics. Classic Author or Genre “Book by Book” profiles. These are our most complex pieces, and we typically work with writers we know well or who have considerable experience. Our 3,500 word profiles provide a concise review of work by a renowned author or within a genre (biographies, history, graphic novels). Pays up to $400.
FEED LOT MAGAZINE http://feedlotmagazine.com/
Our goal is to provide educational articles that are brief and easy to read, fitting in to the tight schedule of today’s cattlemen. Our editorial content focuses on all segments of the beef industry — cow/calf, stocker & feedlot — in every issue. Pays 30 cents/word for articles not to exceed 700 words.
101 HOLIDAYS https://www.101holidays.co.uk/write-for-us
Writers can submit travel articles to our team of editors. We pay between £50 and £100 per article published, depending on its length and complexity. Also, 101 Holidays runs an internship programme, allowing you to write for us on a part-time remote basis with regular interaction with our experienced editors. Many of our interns have gone on to staff jobs in travel journalism.
LOADED LANDSCAPES https://loadedlandscapes.com/write-for-us
Loaded Landscapes is a collaborative effort involving several different photographers and writers. If you have an article idea that you think would be a good fit for our site, please feel free to contact us. We publish a wide variety of types of articles that are related to landscape, nature, wildlife, and travel photography. Our articles include tips and tutorials, guides to locations of interest, showcases for inspiration, and interviews. Rates range from $20 to $150 per article.
KEYS FOR KIDS https://www.keysforkids.org/WritersGuidelines
A devotional magazine recommended for ages 6-12. Pays $30 for each story accepted. Nothing is over 350 words. They always review stories on any topic, but some of the more urgent needs include stories that address difficult things kids see on the news, such as terrorism and public shootings, and stories featuring kids from single-parent or blended families.
Guideposts publishes true stories about people who have attained a goal, surmounted an obstacle or learned a helpful lesson through their faith. A typical story is a first-person narrative with a spiritual point that the reader can apply to his or her own life. The story may be your own or someone else’s. Payment for full-length stories (about 1,500 words) is made when the story is accepted for publication. Please do not send essays, sermons or fiction. We almost never use poetry and do not evaluate book-length material.
CARINA PRESS https://carinapress.com/blog/submission-guidelines/
Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, LGBTQ, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements.
MARSAL LYON LITERARY AGENCY http://www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com/submissions/submission-info/
Seeks the following in fiction: Commercial, Mainstream, Multicultural, Mystery, Cozy, Suspense, Thriller, Women’s Fiction & Chick Lit, Romance (all genres), Paranormal, New Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade. And seeks the following in nonfiction: Biography, Business/Economics/Investing/Finance, Cookbooks, Diet, Fitness & Health, History/Politics/Current Events, Investigative Journalism, Lifestyle, Memoirs, Narrative Nonfiction, Parenting, Pets/Animals, Pop Culture & Music, Psychology, Relationships/Advice, Science & Nature, Self-Help, Sports, Women’s Issues.
HEATHER JACKSON LITERARY AGENCY https://www.hjlit.com/about/
We specialize in commercial non-fiction and fiction, adult, YA, and children’s. Areas of particular interest include: politics, popular psychology and science, history, memoir. We love a great and memorable character in women’s fiction, thrillers, and romantic suspense. And we are always game for the quirky, unique, or deeply moving narrative that takes us in with brilliant writing and insights. We also represent top-tier authors in personal health and wellbeing, business, and self-help.
ROOT LITERARY AGENCY https://www.rootliterary.com/agents/
They are not accepting submissions for screenplays or poetry. Holly Root seeks: general fiction, middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, lighter women’s fiction, chick lit, science fiction, fantasty. In all areas seeks a good high-concept book. Taylor Haggerty seeks young adult, middle grade, romance, and women’s fiction. Molly O’Neill seeks young adult, middle grade, illustrators, nonfiction for adults and kids.
THE BINDERY LITERARY AGENCY https://www.thebinderyagency.com/
We work closely with authors to set ambitious goals, shape their book ideas, polish content, and build a strategy, long before anything goes to a book editor or publisher for review. Put simply, we guide authors through every step of the publishing process, from inspiration to bookshelf. Currently, we represent authors in the categories of General Nonfiction, Religion, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biography & Memoir, Pop Culture, Leadership, Spiritual Growth, Christian Spirituality, and more.
LUNE SPARK https://www.lunespark.com/aboutus.html
At Lune Spark we don’t just create stories; we create the best original stories for our audience. We love to tell our stories through books & videos with a sharp focus on: Literary Fiction, Middle School Readers, Humor/ Satire, Children’s Picture Books, Children’s Animation. We also encourage and support young writers to engage in creating writing. We work with parents and young writers to promote creative fiction writing to help identify talent. We run annual competitions and creative writing workshops and publish short stories from the young writers.
Llewellyn is the oldest and largest publisher specializing in books for body, mind, and spirit. We accept submissions directly from authors (including first time authors) and from literary agents. Our emphasis is on the practical: how it works, how it is done and self-help material. We accept complete manuscripts and proposals.
VERSO BOOKS https://www.versobooks.com/pg/about-verso
Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year. Verso’s New York office moved over the East River in 2007, and we now have editors in Brooklyn, London and Paris. Present at all major bookfairs, our books are translated into dozens of languages worldwide.
Chaosium publishes acclaimed and award-winning books, roleplaying games, board games, fiction and more. Chaosium is a professional fiction market, offering advances, royalties, and, for short fiction, a word rate in line with HWA and SFWA guidelines. In general, we contract world print rights and ebook rights in English, with options for subsidiary rights with authors sharing in all income.
Sourcebooks has strong distribution into the retail market–bookstores, gift stores and specialty shops whose primary product is something other than books–and provides tremendous editorial, sales, marketing and publicity support for our authors. Our fiction imprint, Sourcebooks Landmark, publishes a wide variety of authors and titles. We are interested first and foremost in books that have a story to tell. However, we are currently only reviewing agented fiction manuscripts, with the exception of romance fiction. Our children’s imprint, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, publishes books across all age ranges of children’s books. Our young adult imprint, Sourcebooks Fire, publishes the best new voices for the next generation of book lovers. We look for nonfiction books with a well-defined, strong target market. Our list includes most nonfiction categories, including memoir, history, college reference and study aids, entertainment, general self-help/psychology, business, parenting and special needs parenting, health and beauty, reference, education, biography, love and relationships, gift books and women’s issues.
WRITER – San Francisco, California https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=f7ec8a27c039e6b3
Dandelion Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory in San Francisco’s Mission District. We make chocolate from only two ingredients, cocoa beans and cane sugar, and travel to origins as often as we can to build good, trusting relationships with the producers who grow and ferment our beans. Now, we’re looking for a writer to share our story as well as the stories of the producers we work with. You will be responsible for delivering true, important, and beautiful stories about the cocoa beans we buy and the people who grow and process them.
FREELANCE WRITER – Remote https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=cfbe4b97f3078935
This position is remote. You can work from anywhere in North America. Museum Hack is hiring freelance writers who love telling engaging stories. We lead unconventional tours of the world’s best museums and are looking to share awesome content with more people through our blog. This isn’t your average blogging job – while we care about SEO, we’re more concerned with writing stories that truly entertain and inform, like the history of the world’s greatest female pirate or the weird mechanics of dinosaur sex. To that end, we’re seeking writers that have a unique voice and passion for the crazy, weird, and mind-blowing stories in the following content areas: Science, Literature, History,
Art, and Music.
TV WRITER AMAZON PRIME – Location Madison, New York https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=646d177b6a68bd82
The Staff Writer’s primary responsibility is writing creative content for for TV series digital formats, as well as providing editing and proofing support. To apply please send us a relevant similar in style(tone) one to two minute sample and resume. Meet with pertinent staff to discuss proposed content and deadlines.Write assigned content. Follow Amazon approval processes. Review, edit, proof copy and layouts for all projects, including those of other writers. Follow applicable Amazon style guidelines.Follow Amazon schedules, meet deadlines. Maintain a consistent style and voice, as required, throughout a variety of communication channels. One-year experience at accredited institution or equivalent journalism/marketing experience. Comedic background and/or training. Comedic experience preferred. Expert knowledge of English grammar and common style guides. Experienced ghostwriter. Ability to easily collaborate/coordinate with other writers/team members to achieve optimum solutions.
WRITER/EDITOR – Location Washington DC https://faa.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489033600
Deadline February 2, 2018. The successful candidate will serve as a speech writer and communications expert to the Assistant Administrator for NextGen and to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for NextGen to ensure the proper messaging of NextGen-related issues. The candidate will be required to independently plan, schedule, coordinate, and submit completed staff documents and publications and will also participate in technical meetings and activities. Pay is $100,858 to $156,358 per year.
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