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Volume 17, Issue 18 | SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
Local Hurts Less and Means More
I’m receiving a rash of emails lately from people fearful of self-promotion, seeking someone to hire to promote their work. Those not fearful are concerned about having enough time to market properly. Let’s find a compromise here. Something that hurts less and means more to you, that person with limited time.
Just think local.
If you don’t have the time or money to travel, or the know-how to create this grand online promotional campaign, then stay close to home and saturate the area. Ideas such as:
1) Put an ad in the local paper.
2) Join the local chamber of commerce and get to know the members. They take care of each other.
3) Put ads in local business mailings.
4) Ask to speak at local social clubs.
5) Speak to local book clubs.
6) Get to know the librarian and offer classes.
7) Consider being an artist-in-residence at local schools.
8) Ask to appear at monthly civic organization lunches/breakfasts.
9) Be a sponsor at a race, fair, fundraiser.
10) Grab a booth at the seasonal local fairs.
11) Collaborate with a local business or other artist/writer for an occasion or holiday.
12) Sponsor an obscure holiday and advertise it (Thesaurus Day, National Hugging Day, Creative Romance Month, Bubble Gum Day – see http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/ )
13) Put bookmarks in waiting rooms.
14) Put flyers in windows.
15) Hold home parties for readers (like Tupperware, Mary Kay, Avon, or Pampered Chef).
If you thought long and hard about it, there are a ridiculous number of ideas to sell your book and stay close to home. Who cares if you sell 5,000 books within 20 miles of your home or across the United States. But you know what? Your books will start traveling anyway, because everyone you touch locally knows others across the nation, if not around the world. Word-of-mouth is powerful, and it can start right next door.
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GOLDEN BAOBAB PRIZE http://www.goldenbaobab.org/baobab-news/entry/the-2018-golden-baobab-prize-call-for-submissions
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline December 1, 2017. The Prize discovers and celebrates African writers and illustrators of children’s stories and confers awards for their work. The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books, for the best story targeting a reader audience of ages 4-8. The Golden Baobab Prize for Early Chapter Books for the best story targeting a reader audience of ages 9-11. The Golden Baobab Prize for Illustrators for the best artwork that matches illustration briefs provided, intended for children ages 4-11. Winners of the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize will receive a cash prize of $5,000 USD. In addition to press publicity, winning stories are guaranteed a publishing deal, finalist writers are connected with publishers across Africa and finalist illustrators participate in exhibitions and workshops. Entry is open to citizens of any African country. There are no restrictions on age or race. A copy of a passport or comparable document will be required of all longlisted entrants before they can proceed in the selection process. The laws of the Republic of Ghana shall govern these terms and conditions.
CHA INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE https://chajournal.wordpress.com/international-poetry-prize-2017/
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 15, 2017. The competition is open to ALL poets. We offer a total prize money of $3,201 (First Prize $1,501; Second Prize $800; Third Prize $400 and five Commended Prizes, each $100). All eight winning poems will be published in the tenth anniversary issue of Cha, due out in late December 2017. Limit 60 lines per poem.
V INTERNATIONAL FLASH FICTION COMPETITION https://www.fundacioncesaregidoserrano.com/en/activities/short-tales-contest/5-edition/participation-form/lang/en-GB
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 23, 2017. Writers from anywhere in the world may participate. Theme: The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religions.Originals whose theme will be free (two per author, maximum) will be written in any of the following languages: Spanish, English, Arabic or Hebrew. An overall first prize of $20,000 is awarded for the best story in any of the languages authorized in the contest. Three prizes of $ 1,000 each will be awarded for the best stories in each of the other remaining languages admitted in the contest, that do not win the main prize.
CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/risk
$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 6, 2017. Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for best essay and $500 for runner-up, and all essays submitted will be considered for publication. For a special issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine, we’re seeking true stories illustrating the ways we balance the threat of loss against the promise of gain. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words.
CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE CONTEST http://www.consequencemagazine.org/contests/poetry/
$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline October 1, 2017. Seeks submissions for the 2017 Women Writing War Award in Poetry and Fiction. Pays $250 and publication in each category. The contest is open to women and those identifying as women. Entries must capture the nuances of the cultures and consequences of war. The $10 contest entry fee is non-refundable.
MALAHAT REVIEW http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/info.html
ENTRY FEES: $35 CAD for Canadian entries; $40 US for American entries; $45 US for entries from Mexico and outside North America. Deadline November 1, 2017. Award pays $2,000 per genre of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Poetry: up to three poems per entry; maximum length for each poem is 100 lines. Short fiction and creative nonfiction: one story or article per entry with a maximum length of 2,500 words. Entrants receive a one-year print subscription to The Malahat Review for themselves or a friend.
OUTLOOK SPRINGS CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE https://outlooksprings.submittable.com/submit
ENTRY FEE OPTIONAL. Deadline September 15, 2017. Send us your finest creative nonfiction between 1,500 – 8,000 words! $500 to the winner. (All essays will be considered for publication.) We like to keep it simple.
INSPIRING WORLD JOURNALISM COMPETITION http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/inspiring-the-world/
Deadline September 18, 2017. The Epoch Times is accepting submissions of short (500-1,000 words) inspiring articles, written in journalistic style, with viral potential on social media. First prize $5,000. Second prize $3,000. Third prize $1,500. Honorable mention $200. Report on a story that captures any of the following themes: Compassion, Redemption, Triumph of the Human Spirit, Life’s Surprises.
BARNES AND NOBLE DISCOVER GREAT NEW WRITERS CONTEST https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/discover-great-new-writers-selection-process
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadlines September 21, 2017, January 4, 2018, and May 3, 2018. The Discover program’s selection committee is comprised of Barnes & Noble booksellers from across the company and around the country. They are voracious readers who meet weekly throughout the year to look for compelling voices, extraordinary writing, and indelible stories from literary talents at the start of their careers. Roughly 50 books are handpicked for the program each year from the 1,000+ submissions from publishers of all sizes. From those, an independent panel of distinguished writers chooses the winners and finalists of our annual Discover Awards, presenting a total of $105,000 to six young writers. Winners are displayed in B&N bookstores for 12 weeks and promoted. The Discover Great New Writers program does not publish original work and does not review unpublished manuscripts.
PICTURE BOOK PRIZE https://www.writers-online.co.uk/writing-competitions/open-competitions/writers-competitions-wj-swchildren/
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 29, 2017. The award is open to all unpublished and unagented writers and is an opportunity for you to submit your picture book texts. We are not looking for illustrated stories or accompanying sample illustrations – please just send the story text. The first prize winner will be offered a lunch consultation with top children’s fiction agent Julia Churchill, a year’s subscription to Writing Magazine and £200. The second prize winner will be offered a picture book critique by Amy Sparkes through Writing Magazine Writing Courses, a year’s subscription to WM and £50. The third prize winner will win a year’s subscription to WM. The story should be fiction and can be rhyming or non-rhyming. The word count should be no more than 800 words. Your story can be split up into spreads (usually 12-14 spreads) or be one continuous piece of writing.
SOLUTION LOANS SHORT STORY COMPETITION http://www.solution-loans.co.uk/competitions/short-story-writing-competition/
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 30, 2017. The winner will receive £200 and publication on the Solution Loans website, with £50 and publication for three runners-up. We’re looking for short stories with the theme of “coins.” Stories should be works of fiction, not personal accounts or experiences. You may choose to interpret the theme however you wish. Send us your story, between 1,000 to 2,000 words. Entry is open to UK writers aged 18 or over.
KORE PRESS MEMOIR AWARD https://korepress.submittable.com/submit/85942/kore-press-memoir-award
$27.50 ENTRY FEE. Deadline October 31, 2017. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press for a full-length memoir, or memoir-in-essays. This competition is an annual award from Kore Press and will be open each year to a woman writer writing in English.
EDNA STAEBLER PERSONAL ESSAY CONTEST https://tnq.ca/product/the-edna-staebler-personal-essay-contest/
ENTRY FEE $40 per essay (includes a one-year Canadian subscription or renewal to The New Quarterly). Deadline March 28, 2018. One $1,000 top prize will be awarded for one personal essay (no word limit). We are interested in essays in which the writer’s personal engagement with the subject provides the frame or through-line. All other entries will be considered for publication which pays $250 upon publication.
THE MOTH POETRY PRIZE http://themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=8010&page=14
ENTRY FEE €12. Deadline December 31, 2017. The Moth Poetry Prize is open to anyone (over 16), as long as the poem is previously unpublished, and each year it attracts thousands of entries from new and established poets from over 50 countries worldwide. Pays €10,000 for an unpublished poem. Pays €1,000 for three runners-up.
THE TWO SYLVIAS PRESS 2017 WILDER SERIES POETRY BOOK PRIZE http://www.twosylviaspress.com/wilder-series-poetry-book-prize.html
$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 30, 2017. The Wilder Series Book Prize is open to women over 50 years of age (established or emerging poets) and includes a $1,000 prize, publication by Two Sylvias Press, 20 copies of the winning book, and a vintage, art nouveau pendant. Women submitting manuscripts may be poets with one or more previously published chapbooks/books or poets without any prior chapbook/book publications. Length: 60-100 pages of poems.
ANTHONY HECHT POETRY PRIZE https://waywiser-press.com/13th-anthony-hecht-poetry-prize/#more-2169
$27 ENTRY FEE. Deadline December 1, 2017. Winner receives £2,000 or US$3,000, paid in May 2018; publication of the winning manuscript by Waywiser. both in the UK and in the USA in the autumn of 2018; and a reading with the judge at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in the autumn 2018. Entrants should not have published more than one full-length previous collection of poems. Manuscripts should be a minimum of 48 and a maximum of 88 pages.
THE SHARED DREAM CHAPBOOK CONTEST http://backbonepress.org/submissions/
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline: November 30, 2017. In times of anti-immigrant sentiment and racial intolerance, Backbone Press is pleased to announce The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest for immigrant poets. The winning manuscript with be published by Backbone Press, and the author will receive a prize of $250. Submit chapbook-length manuscripts, 18-30 pages.
THE WONDER INSTITUTE WRITING CONTEST https://thewonderinstitute.submittable.com/submit
$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 1, 2017. Submit a personal essay or epic poem about a contemporary pilgrim, prophet, or unsung hero. First prize $1,000 and second prize $500. Submit an original, unpublished essay or epic poem, 2,000 words or fewer.
ALEXANDRIA QUARTERLY CHAPBOOK CONTEST http://www.alexandriaquarterlymag.com/contests/
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 15, 2017. AQP is looking for an unpublished chapbook of poems 32 pages in length. The contest is open to both new and established writers. The winner will receive book publication, a $300 award, and twenty copies of the book.
ALEXANDRIA QUARTERLY GRAPHIC NOVEL CONTEST http://www.alexandriaquarterlymag.com/contests/
$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 15, 2017. AQP is looking for an unpublished graphic novel up to 40 pages in length. The contest is open to both new and established writers/artists. The winner will receive book publication, a $300 cash award, and twenty copies of the book.
UP NORTH POETRY PRIZE https://upnorthliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit/92711/up-north-poetry-prize
$5 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 15, 2017. Open to writers from or writing about the Upper Midwest, who haven’t yet published a full-length book, and who have no book forthcoming before November 15, 2017. Writers with chapbooks are allowed. Submit up to three poems of any length. All work will be considered for inclusion in the print journal. Win $500 and publication.
COSMONAUT AVENUE FICTION PRIZE https://cosmonautsavenue.submittable.com/submit/92390/2017-fiction-prize
$12 ENTRY FEE. Deadline October 31, 2017. The winner will receive $500 and publication in Cosmonauts Avenue. What kinda fiction are we looking for? Whether it’s the dystopic near future, an epistolary love story, autofiction, coming of age, a tale of two puppies, a story of war on another planet or one about being human in 2017, we want work that elevates and amplifies underrepresented voices, work that is warm, thoughtful, dark, light, devastating, funny, and necessary.
ETISALAT PRIZE FOR LITERATURE https://africainwords.com/2017/07/09/call-for-submissions-etisalat-prize-for-literature-2018-deadline-18-september-2017/
Deadline September 18, 2017. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African literary prize that celebrates African writers of a debut published book of fiction. Books submitted must have been published in the previous 24 months from the date of the call for entries. Such books should contain no fewer than 30,000 words and must be the author’s first published fiction book. The author must be an African citizen, but may reside anywhere in the world. The winner receives £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, and an Etisalat-sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia. Alongside the Prize for Literature is the Flash Fiction Award, an online-based competition open to all African writers of unpublished short stories of no more than 300 words. The winner of the Flash Fiction Award receives £1,000 and a high-end device, while the two runners-up for the Flash Fiction Award receive £500 each in addition to high-end devices.
HARPO FOUNDATION NATIVE AMERICAN RESIDENCY http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/native-american-felowship/
The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each one-month residency includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend. To be eligible, applicants must be a Native American artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture.
KATHY FISH FELLOWSHIP http://www.smokelong.com/kathy-fish-fellowship/
The winner of the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship will be considered a “writer in residence” at SmokeLong (note: position is virtual) for four quarterly issues (March, June, September, and December 2018). Each issue will include one flash by the Fellowship winner. The winner of the Fellowship will also receive $500, to be paid as follows: $100 on announcement of the winner, and $100 upon publication of each of the four issues in 2018. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with SmokeLong staff and participate in online writing workshops. Send four samples of your flash fiction (stories of 1,000 words or less).
ARTS COUNCIL LITERATURE BURSARY AWARD IRELAND https://www.writing.ie/resources/grants-and-bursaries-available-in-ireland/
The award emphasises the value and benefit to a writer’s development that is derived from concentrating on their writing for a period of time. The award therefore provides writers with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and write, usually by releasing them from financial commitments. The award is open to artists working in all genres and at all stages in their professional careers. To be eligible to apply applicants must have been born in, or be resident in, the Republic of Ireland, and be professional practicing artists. Although they may not necessarily earn income continuously from their arts practice, they must identify themselves and be recognized by their peers as professional practicing artists. The maximum Bursary Award available is €15,000 per year. In a very limited number of cases the Arts Council may also support applications for multi-annual bursaries of up to €30,000 for a two-year period or €45,000 for a three-year period.
RESIDENTIAL BURSARY PROGRAMME – LITERATURE IRELAND http://www.literatureireland.com/programmes/residential-bursary-programme/
Literature Ireland runs an annual programme of residential bursaries for professional translators working on publisher-commissioned translations of works of Irish literature. The purpose of the bursaries is to enable translators to spend a period of time in Ireland working on a translation, meeting with authors, carrying out research in Irish libraries, and generally immersing themselves in the cultural, linguistic and artistic environment of contemporary Irish literature. Please note that all translator bursaries for 2017 have been allocated. Applications for 2018 bursaries will be accepted from 1 October 2017. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RADCLIFFE FELLOWSHIPS https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply
Deadline September 14, 2017. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more. Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest: Applications related to the theme of citizenship—local, national, and global—which is a two-year initiative across the programs of the Radcliffe Institute; Applications that involve the study of women, gender, and society, which is a commitment rooted in Radcliffe’s unique history; and Applications that draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is part of the Radcliffe Institute and one of the foremost archives on women’s history. Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses.
ARTSLINK 212 https://www.artlink212.com/
If accepted, you will be invited to be one of six-to-twelve on-site residents with access to a shared studio space and designated production equipment such as computers, scanners, etc. You’ll then be paired with a mentor that will assist you through regular communication, critique, and exchange of knowledge during the duration of your residency. If accepted residents will only be charged $10 a month administration fee. Following the completion of the project, residents will pledge to give back to the incubator a tax-deductible gift of 1-5% of the revenue generated from the project(s) developed during their stay. This will go back towards the program so that other artists can gain access regardless of their geographic or economic station. Some off-site fellows allowed as well in case artists/writers cannot travel. Location Indiana.
VERMONT STUDIO CENTER http://vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships
Deadline October 1, 2017. Location Vermont. Twenty-five (25) VSC fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these twenty-five unrestricted awards. These fellowships are for residencies scheduled between December 2017 – May 2018. Every VSC residency opportunity includes private room, private studio space, all meals, and full access to our schedule of evening programs and events.
SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS http://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/student-writer-scholarship/
Deadlines: Winter Conference in New York, October 2, 2017 and Summer Conference in Los Angeles, April 15, 2018. Provides full tuition to main conference events including keynotes and breakout sessions. (Award does not include travel or hotel expenses.) Exclusive exposure to industry professionals at the conference. An SCBWI Conference advisor to help navigate the jammed-packed weekend. PLUS: LA Summer Conference: An individual manuscript consultation of the first ten pages of your manuscript with an industry professional and entrance to the Writers’ Intensives. New York Winter Conference: Three intensive workshops to improve craft with top editors and agents. You must be at least eighteen years old to apply. All full-time students enrolled in an accredited educational institution are eligible to apply. You must be an unpublished writer and cannot have a contract prior to receiving the scholarship. If you become under contract during the judging process you must withdraw your application.
THE AUTHORS’ FOUNDATION http://www.societyofauthors.org/SOA/MediaLibrary/SOAWebsite/Documents-for-download/AF-updated-sept-2017-form-new-awards.pdf
Deadline September 30, 2017. For those in the UK. Several categories of fiction. The foundation provides grants to writers to assist them while writing books. There are two rounds of grants each year, awarded in the summer and in the winter. You may apply if you have a contract with a commercial British publisher to write a full-length work of fiction, poetry, or nonfiction; also if you are without a contract with a publisher but have had at least one book published commercially by a British publisher.
CAMARGO FOUNDATION http://camargofoundation.org/programs/camargo-core-program/
Deadline October 17, 2017. Artists (all disciplines): applicants should be the primary creators of a new work/project and have achieved a track record of publications/performances/exhibitions, credits, awards and/or grants. We are interested in artists who have a fully developed, mature artistic voice. A stipend of $250 per week is available in addition to the residency, as is funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis for the Fellow for the residency. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked far in advance is covered. An informational webinar will be offered for interested applicants on September 14, 2017 at 11:00am EST (New York City), 5:00pm CET (France). Please click the following link to join the webinar: zoom.us/j/878723302.
PATRICK HENRY WRITING FELLOWSHIP https://www.washcoll.edu/centers/starr/fellowships/patrick-henry-writing-fellowship/
Deadline November 1, 2017. The Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for its full-time residential writing fellowship, which supports outstanding writing on American history and culture by both scholars and nonacademic authors. Fellowship includes a $45,000 stipend, health benefits, faculty privileges, a book allowance, and a nine-month residency (during the academic year 2018-2019) in historic Chestertown, Md. Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas.
THE HAVEN FOUNDATION http://www.thehavenfdn.org/guidelines
The mission of The Haven Foundation is to strengthen and sustain the careers of freelance professional writers, artists, and others connected with the entertainment industry across the United States (“qualified persons”). The Foundation accomplishes its mission through direct financial assistance to qualified persons, including financial support. Grants can be for financial need or due to chronic illness or injury.
Articles must not exceed 2,200 words. Personal essays should be limited to 1,000. Fiction submissions should be approximately 2,000 words. Style and vocabulary should be popular and readable. In its tone and selection of material, submissions should communicate a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief, Liguorian exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality and traditions to help them navigate the contemporary world assisted by their faith.
skirt! publishes two personal essays every month on topics relating to women and women’s interests. All essays for consideration should be submitted in their entirety and be between 800 and 1,100 words. Essays must fit one of our monthly themes. Payment for essays is $200. We reserve the right to edit articles for length and content.
BROKEN PENCIL http://www.brokenpencil.com/submissions
A magazine of zine culture and the independent arts. They are interested in 400-word short reports and features up to 3,000 words. Fiction up to 3,000 words. Payment is up to $300.
WRITER’S CHRONICLE https://awp.submittable.com/submit/44219/the-writers-chronicle-article-submission
In general, the editors look for articles that demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of literary issues and a generosity of spirit that esteems the arguments of other writers on similar topics. In writing essays on craft, writers are often tempted to use their own work as an example. The editors do not welcome such articles. For our readers, we provide the model of a writer reading another writer carefully and productively. Please keep in mind that 18,000 of our 35,000 readers are students or just-emerging writers. We pay $18 per 100 words for accepted manuscripts.
PRAIRIE FIRE http://www.prairiefire.ca/submit/submission-guidelines/current-submission-calls/canadian-women-vote-1918-2018/
Deadline December 1, 2017. Prairie Fire magazine is calling for original, unpublished creative work that commemorates or castigates, honours or howls about the 100th anniversary of the “Act to Confer the Electoral Franchise upon Women.” Send us poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, drama—or another genre, as you see fit—that celebrates, reflects on, or engages with women’s issues in Canada in the last 100 years, such as the suffrage movement, women’s rights, gendered political issues, etc. We welcome submissions in all sorts of styles from writers who live anywhere on the gender spectrum. Pays ten cents/word Canadian.
Seeking personal stories about being unemployed. Have you used your time away from the workplace to change careers? Walk dogs? Visit friends? Note, not all personal stories have to have happy endings. People need to know they are not alone in their struggles. Minimum length 350 words. No maximum, but only pays $50 to $100, so keep that in mind when determining length.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN LIVING http://www.smliv.com/about/contribute
Smoky Mountain Living is published six times a year. The magazine covers the southern Appalachians and celebrates the area’s environmental riches, its people, culture, music, art, crafts, and special places. Each issue brings the Appalachians to life. Feature story, 1,500-3,500 words, 5-10 photos required – $250-$450. Nonfiction/personal essay, 1,000-1,500 words, 3-5 photos required – $200. Departments, 700-850 words, 3-5 photos required – $125. Mountain Views essay, 700-850 words, writer headshot required – $125. Pays a $75 kill fee.
THE NEW QUARTERLY https://tnq.ca/submissions/
We pay writers $250 for a short story or nonfiction entry, and $40 per poem or postscript story. In exchange, we get first Canadian publishing rights. You keep the copyright.
ALMOST FEARLESS https://almostfearless.submittable.com/submit
We work with first-time authors and seasoned pros. Our travel content is aimed at experienced travelers who have read it all and want something new. Don’t pitch us Morocco, pitch us a multi-sport excursion with tweens across Morocco. You know? For our adventure side we’re looking at US and Canada destinations and ways to make your favorite sport accessible. We also want essays and think pieces on what it means to be a parent, raise kids and live a fulfilled life – many of our readers have traveled the world or deep dived into the outdoors and this influences everything. You can find the rate in each section on the website but generally pays $1/word for print and between $50-$250 flat for the web. (Thanks ErikaDreifus.com)
ONE STORY https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit&pubcode=os
Deadline November 14, 2017. One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. One Story pays $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.
OUTDOOR OKLAHOMA https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/out_ok/freelance.htm
Payment for first-time publication rights is made within the following ranges: Feature length articles (over 1,500 words) – $300-450; Shorter articles (500-1,500 words) – $125-250; Sidebars and “Off the Beaten Path” articles – $75; Second-time publications rights are made at one-half the above rates. Hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, natural history, camping and much more are yours when you subscribe to “Outdoor Oklahoma,” the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s full-color, bi-monthly magazine.
GARDEN AND GUN http://gardenandgun.com/contact-us/
Garden & Gun that covers the best of the South, including the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people and their ideas. Pays up to 50 cents/word.
TALES OF RUMA http://azurekeep.com/fiction/tales-of-ruma/
Deadline September 30, 2017. Tales of Ruma is an anthology of stories inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. Some of the stories are set in the world of the Ruma: Dawn of Empire tabletop role playing game, while others are in worlds of their own, perhaps even alternate versions of Earth. The anthology will be released in paperback and electronic (epub and mobi) format, with potentially a hardcover limited edition. Length 500 to 5,000 words. We want original stories set in the world of Ruma, Earth, or another world, which build upon the themes (such as heroism, the gods, and the arcane) and imagery of Greek and Roman mythology. Pays six cents/word.
BEACHWALK PRESS http://beachwalkpress.com/submissions/
Beachwalk Press is accepting submissions of all subgenres of romance. We are only accepting works with a rating of “sensual” or higher. Submissions must be no less than 15,000 words and no more than 75,000 words. We are not accepting “sweet” romances or young adult romances.
ETRUSCAN PRESS http://etruscanpress.org/
Housed at Wilkes University and partnering with Youngstown State University, Etruscan is a non-profit literary press working to produce and promote books that nurture the dialogue among genres, cultures, and voices. We publish books of poems, novels, short stories, creative nonfiction, criticism, translation, and anthologies.
WAYWISER PRESS https://waywiser-press.com/
The Waywiser Press is a small independent company, with its main office in the UK, and a subsidiary in the USA. Waywiser is a literary press, first and foremost, with a special interest in modern poetry and fiction. From time to time, however, we also issue books belonging to other literary genres – e.g. memoir, criticism, history.
SARABANDE PRESS OPEN READING MONTH IN SEPTEMBER http://www.sarabandebooks.org/submissions/
Sarabande Books publishes essay collections between 150-250 pages in length. We accept essay manuscripts for consideration each September. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. A $20 reading fee is required for each manuscript submission. It is best practice to be familiar with our previously published essays before submitting.
LSU PRESS http://lsupress.org/submissions
LSU Press is one of the oldest and most prestigious academic publishers in the South. In addition to scholarly monographs, we also publish general interest books about Louisiana and the South.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS http://siupress.siu.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Submitting%20a%20Proposal.pdf
We publish nonfiction books for academic and general audiences, and we welcome book proposals in the subject areas in which we publish (see list on above link). We do not publish fiction, conference proceedings, edited primary sources, unrevised dissertations, or festschriften. Poetry submissions should be sent directly to Crab Orchard Review, not to SIU Press.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS https://uark.submittable.com/submit
The University of Arkansas Press accepts unsolicited proposals for scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities as well as nonfiction works of local or regional interest.
TARTARUS PRESS http://www.tartaruspress.com/submissions.html
We are looking for short story collections and novels of between 75,000 and 120,000 words. We would like to receive literary strange/supernatural fiction. We are not interested in high fantasy, violent horror or young adult fiction. If you write within a traditional genre such as vampire or ghost fiction then please make sure that the more clichéd trappings of your genre are, at best, a very marginal part of your work. Please note: we do not publish teen, children’s or young adult fiction.
Pyr® publishes only science fiction and fantasy novels. We are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction. We prefer novels in the 100,000 to 130,000 word range. For science fiction, we do not consider material under 85,000 words in length. For fantasy, we do not consider material under 95,000 words in length. We are also looking for speculative Young Adult fiction in any subgenre. These manuscripts may be shorter.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/about_us/general_submission_guidelines
The University of Georgia Press publishes scholarly and general-interest books in the following areas: African American studies, American history, American literature, American studies, Atlantic, World studies, Ecocriticism, Environmental history, Environmental studies, Food studies,
Geography, International relations, Landscape studies, Natural history, Regional trade (books about Georgia and the South), Security studies, Southern studies, Urban studies. UGA Press also publishes in several series and has several imprints.
BLACK BED SHEET https://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/submissions
We’re accepting submissions for 2017 & 2018 releases; full-length novels, novellas, short story collections, horror genre-related but will look at Science Fiction/Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and the like. We are also accepting submissions for our EBOOK- ONLY line of titles. Our Ebook-only line generally consists of content too short to publish in print. We look at agented/unagented, simultaneous okay (that is, we accept submissions of material you also have other potential publishers looking at). We specialize in publishing fiction….particularly of a dark nature: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult, Contemporary, Thrillers, anything appealing to us and written very very well.
CAMINO BOOKS https://www.caminobooks.com/pages/submissions
Camino Books was founded in 1987 for the purpose of publishing quality nonfiction books of regional interest to people in the Middle Atlantic states. Our list is especially strong in titles about cooking, travel, gardening, and history, but we also publish biographies, local reference books, and books concerning parenting and important health issues. We occasionally publish books of national interest as well. We currently publish about 6 to 10 books per year, and we are always looking for new material and projects.
FREELANCE REPORTER https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/387749795/
The Breeze, the monthly local newspaper and daily website covering Bridgewater and Raritan in Somerset County, New Jersey, is looking for an experienced freelance reporter to cover government and board of education meetings in the two towns. The ideal candidate will have covered local government or school board of education meetings in the past, and be able to pitch and write original stories based on meetings.
Location San Francisco, California. We are looking for a writer for Sephora Inside JCPenney. A writer who’s not only great with words, but is also comfortable in a fast-paced environment. A creative thinker who considers the client’s perspective when writing, knows what makes a pun work, and is nimble in juggling deadlines. This person will work on a variety of exciting projects including major campaigns and every manner of marketing communication, including store windows, direct mail pieces, digital copy, and email.
Location Detroit, Michigan. Jack Morton has a unique opportunity for an experienced long-form writer to join the Chevrolet team in Detroit. In this key role, you will be responsible for preparing a wide variety of communications (from draft to delivery) including executive presentations and speeches, video treatments, and other materials that will be used for a variety of internal and external audiences. To be successful in this position, you must be adept at creatively synthesizing information and managing diverse tasks simultaneously. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, adherence to deadlines and utmost attention to detail are imperatives in this role.
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