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CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine and is . . .

CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine and is fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of Viking jokes.) Our readers are smart and curious; submissions are invited but not required to engage young adult themes. Especially welcome: works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, genderqueer folks, and other marginalized peoples. Not welcome: cultural appropriation.  Fav writers, YA and otherwise: Sarah McCarry, Nnedi Okorafor, Sherman Alexie, David Levithan, Daniel Jose Older, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ntozake Shange, Anne Carson, Jacqueline Woodson, ZZ Packer, Angela Nissel, Sofia Samatar, Malory Ortberg, Saeed Jones, Octavia Butler, Andrea Gibson. “There’s room in the world for your dark weird truths.” Associate editor Anna Neher on what Cicada wants.    The above is excerpted from Cicada’s Submission Guidelines….

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Conjunctions Magazine-unique literary journal

“The sheer size of Conjunctions—book length at nearly 400 pages per issue—is unique in the literary journal landscape. The scope allows editors to take chances on different voices, perspectives, styles and genres that relate to the central theme, and to publish more longform work— such as novellas—that might quite literally not fit in other journals.” —Writer’s Digest, October 2016 About Conjunctions “Conjunctions is an award-wining journal of provocative, innovative fiction, poetry and narrative nonfiction; a living notebook where contemporary masters and astonishing new voices publish their risk-taking, immaculately crafted work.” — Micaela, Morrissette, managing editor   Submitting to Conjunctions All submissions from writers in the US should be directed by mail to the editorial office: Bradford Morrow, Editor Conjunctions 21 East 10th St., #3E New York, NY 10003 In order to receive a response, you must enclose a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage for our reply and for return…

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Submit to Politico Magazine

POLITICO Magazine is always looking for smart, timely journalism aimed at a broad, but well-informed audience with a deep interest in politics. We publish both original reporting and distinctive opinion journalism that illuminate the people, ideas, and institutions that matter most in American politics and government. We’re much less interested in garden-variety op-eds, especially on narrow subjects or those with a limited shelf life. What works: Big swings at big subjects. Deep dives on the hidden forces shaping politics in a key state. Timely, original reporting on matters of national importance. Well-targeted book excerpts. Profiles of the major players influencing the political debate – or the backstage players who soon will. Unique data or new findings that challenge the conventional wisdom. Smart, elevated media criticism. What doesn’t: Op-eds on committee hearings, obscure pieces of legislation or highly specific regulation. Clichés. Talking points and predictable partisan rants. Your random thoughts on…

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Why There Are Words Press

                                                                   An independent publisher of exceptional literary books​ WTAW Press publishes full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, etc.). Additionally, opening chapters, stories, or essays of full-length manuscripts that show promise may be selected for publication in the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series. Submissions are welcome from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. “We don’t privilege one aesthetic over another: we want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of.” The 2017 reading period will open June 15, 2017, and run through Sept. 15, 2017.  

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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