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Submit to Wordrunner echapbooks

Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be selected for Wordrunner’s Fall 2017 e-chapbooks, to be published in September and November, respectively. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for publication in the annual spring anthology. Last day to submit July 31, 2017. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. Quality trumps word count. Minimum of five stories and no more than 15 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they belong together for some reason, be it theme, location or character/s. Excerpts from novels will also be considered for these echapbooks. Looking for fiction that is subtle in emotional complexity. Submit your best work only. Each story should be original and compelling. No genre fiction, please, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. General guidelines: At least one-fourth of…

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Sonoma Festival of Light and Rhymed Verse

  Submissions now requested for presentation at the SONOMA FESTIVAL   of LIGHT and RHYMED VERSE Poems due by: May 6, 2017   Festival takes place: May 21, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm-4:30 pm Location : Trinity Episcopal Church Courtyard, 275 East Spain St., Sonoma, Ca. Quatrain submissions in one or all of three categories: 4 line 16 lines 24 lines Please include biography in three lines or less. For more information, please contact:  Patricia Bradley   bradley2006 -at – gmail.com

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Poetry Contests and sensory detail

  Sebastopol Center for the Arts is sponsoring a poetry contest:  “The History of Sonoma County,” inviting local writers to submit poems about the history of Sonoma County.  Selected poems will be displayed at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Contest winners will be invited to attend and read their winning poem at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on June 10. The contest juror is Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Iris Jamahl Dunkle.  The entry deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017. Youth, teens and adults are invited to submit their work and may submit up to three entries per contestant. The fee for adults is $8 for members of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, $10 for non-members, and $5 for youth entries age 18 and under.  For complete contest guidelines visit History of Sonoma County Poetry Contest or visit the Center’s website at www.sebarts.org or email a request to lindag -at-sebarts.org Suggestions to win a poetry contest Use…

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Voices of Lincoln – Poetry Contest 2017

POETS WANTED     You do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to enter the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest. Five (5) categories include: Love Is All Around Us,  Dreams Do Come True,  On The Street Where I Live,  Gone But Not Forgotten,  and  A Second Chance. You may submit a maximum of three (3) poems: One poem for each category. Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku, or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Entry Form and Contest Rules Contest Deadline: Poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 22,    2017.  Early submissions are appreciated.  Questions—contact Alan Lowe at    slolowe – at – icloud.com

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The Writer Magazine

In April 1887, two newspaper men designed an 18 page pamphlet they called The Writer. It was designed to be “a monthly magazine to interest and help all literary workers.” Today, The Writer magazine “is dedicated to expanding and supporting the work of professional and aspiring writers with a straightforward presentation of industry information, writing instruction and professional and personal motivation.” The Writer is looking for your story ideas: “Our editors are interested in query letters on concrete topics written by emerging and experienced writers in all genres. We are looking for clear takeaway for our readers: What can they learn to improve their writing or advance their careers? What how-to tips and strategies will accomplish this? Queries should briefly describe your background and provide details for your story idea. We are interested in how-to stories, reported pieces, narrative essays and profiles of writers and others in the field. ….

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Sixteen Rivers call for poems for anthology

Sixteen Rivers Press is seeking unpublished poems that respond to the cultural, moral, and political rifts that divide our country: poems of resistance and resilience, witness and vision that embody what it means to be a citizen in a time when our democracy is threatened. Sixteen Rivers editors welcome voices raised in passion and in praise, whether lyrical, philosophical, visionary, or personal. Submit 1 to 3 unpublished poems, totaling no more than 3 pages. Deadline:  May 15, 2017  

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Pulp Fiction

  Pulp Fiction, a Canadian magazine, features a variety of genres:  science fiction, mystery, fantasy, history, suspense, and thriller. “We realized we knew a lot of writers who had pieces sitting in shoe boxes under their bed[s] . . .  We also knew writers looking to break out.” — The Writer magazine, October 2016 The “pulp” in the title refers to “cheap pulp paper used in the dime-novels of last century. “We love literary fiction. Beautiful prose, soul-searching themes, and powerful and complex character development are all part of the stories we like.” From their website: Format In these days of massive hardcover tomes and heavyweight trade paperbacks, do you miss the small, inexpensive paperbacks you could stuff in your purse or coat pocket?  We do, which is why our print format is a digest-sized magazine, lovingly modeled after fabulous magazines which have stood the test of time.  Pulp Fiction…

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Lucky Peach might be your lucky magazine

Do you like to create recipes? Do you have favorite recipes from way back? Do your stories involve food? “Lucky Peach uses food as a filter to tell stories about people, places, traditions, flavors, shared experiences and cultural identities.” Lucky Peach might be a good place for you to submit your story/vignette/art/photos and the occasional recpe. “For freelancers, the opportunity to break in doesn’t stop at each issue: Lucky Peach expanded its mission with an award-winning website, cookbooks and live events.” Their submissions page is very friendly and inviting: “If you’re interested in submitting your writing to Lucky Peach, we’re interested in reading it.” COMPLETE ARTICLES ONLY: Lucky Peach does not want pitches nor vague ideas. LENGTH is up to you. SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS are okay. Just let them know if your work is accepted elsewhere. COVER LETTER is not necessary. Art Photos:    “Art is important to us. Send us your…

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Outside magazine

The mission of Outside magazine: To inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the people, sports, places, adventure, discoveries, healthy and fitness, gear and apparel, trends, and events that make up an active lifestyle. Contributor guidelines Outside is a monthly national magazine dedicated to covering the people, sports and activities, politics, art, literature, and hardware of the outdoors. Although our features are usually assigned to a regular stable of experienced and proven writers, we’re always interested in new authors and their ideas. In particular, we look for articles on outdoor events, regions, and activities; informative seasonal service pieces; sports and adventure travel pieces; profiles of engaging outdoor characters; and investigative stories on environmental issues. Queries should present a clear, original, and provocative thesis, not merely a topic or idea, and should reflect familiarity with the magazine’s content and tone. Features are generally 1,500 to 5,000 words…