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Writer Advice: Flash Fiction Contest

Lynn B. Goodwin is the creator and producer of Writer Advice. Writer Advice’s Flash Fiction Contest 2019 Submission Information  Writer Advice seeks flash fiction of 750 words or less. “Open our eyes. Help us see the world as your characters do.” Finalists receive responses from all judges. Everyone receives a detailed response from award-winning author B. Lynn Goodwin. What is Flash Fiction?  For Writer Advice, it is a story of 750-words or less that has a protagonist, a conflict, a setting, excellent use of language, and an ending that we didn’t predict when we read the first line. We enjoy stories with a discovery, complex characters, lovely language, and a tone that rings true.  PRIZES: First Place earns $150; Second Place earns $75; Third Place earns $40; Honorable Mentions will also be listed.  Submission Details  The contest closes on June 1, 2019. 

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Birdland Journal ready for your writing.

Birdland Journal offers a home for fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction from established and emerging writers. The theme for this issue is “A Matter of Character.” Take this where you want to. Besides a character in a story, how about considering the character of a people or place? Take character out of the box. It might be a person, or an animal or an inanimate object. Deadline: April 15, 2019 Open to Northern California residents only. Previously published material not accepted, including publication in any venue: print, web, and personal blogs.

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Natural Bridge invites submissions

The editors of Natural Bridge invite submissions of poetry, fiction, personal essays, translations, and art. From the Natural Bridge submission page: Because we are tied to the academic calendar, we will not read between May 1 and August 1. Submit through Submittable There is a $3.00 charge for non-subscribers to submit. This is not a reading fee, but helps maintain the submission service and website. This fee is waived for current subscribers. We will continue to accept submissions free of charge through snail mail. Submissions sent by email will not be read. A few Guidelines. We do not accept previously published work. This includes self-publication and work that appears online. Poetry submissions should be limited to one manuscript of up to six poems at one time. Poems should include the author’s contact information on every page, be clearly titled, and be paginated if longer than one page. Prose submissions should be limited…

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Lily Poetry Review

Lily Poetry Review is a print journal set to publish in the winter and summer of each year. “Our porch light is always on.” We must charge a nominal fee ($3)  to cover the cost of submissions. The Lily Poetry Review is interested in promoting contemporary poets, poetry, flash fiction and literary citizenship. Please don’t send previously published material. Send no more than five pieces per submission. All must be contained in one document. Submission Guidelines

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45th Parallel is looking for . . .

45th Parallel is looking for original, previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork and comics. Currently accepting submissions. Deadline: November 30, 2018. If you miss this deadline, check back for the next submission period. Why 45th Parallel? The 45th Parallel, the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole, marks the Earth’s in-between space. 45th Parallel, too, indulges in in-betweenness — the convergence of seemingly disparate content, forms, genres, and styles.

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Pretty Owl Poetry

  Pretty Owl Poetry is an online quarterly journal publishing new, emerging, and established writers in poetry, flash fiction, and the visual arts. POP accepts experimental and traditional forms, and flash fiction masquerading as poetry, all with a lyrical quality. Submission Guidelines.

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The Verge for freelance tech-heads

“The Verge  covers the way technology and science are changing the way we live.” — Writer’s Digest. “Positioned at the ultra-relevant intersection of technology and culture, The Verge affords writers an opportunity to explore unique stories in longform that fit its editorial interests, such as an unexpected side effect of an app, a surveillance program people aren’t aware of, the inside story of a product’s development, a cutting-edge research programmer, an online community or trend that’s escaped notice. With numerous Webby Awards to its name, reach to an expansive audience, and respectable pay, this market holds solid potential for freelance tech-heads.” —Tyler Moss, interim editor, Writer’s Digest How to submit: Email a clear, concise pitch detailing your story idea and why it’s a good fit for The Verge, as well as a short bio and links to previous work, to the appropriate section editor.

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Atlas Obscura

“A publisher of ‘best-in-class journalism about hidden places, incredible history, scientific marvels and gastronomical wonders,’ Atlas Obscura spotlights the weird and wonderful from around the globe.” July/August 2018, Writer’s Digest. How to Pitch Atlas Obscura There are two main sections on Atlas Obscura: the Places database (a.k.a. “The Atlas”) and Stories, which is the home for reported articles. If you are pitching us a write-up of a place that you have visited or heard about, it is probably most suited to be an entry in the Places database. These are crowd-sourced submissions that go through an editorial process before being published. You can read more on how to submit a Place entry here. We generally do not pay for place submissions. For the Stories section, we are seeking original journalism. Stories that will surprise us and article ideas that would never have occurred to us but that we won’t be…

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2018 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

❉ The 2018 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest ❉  The theme for the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest is:   “The Magic of  ‘If . . .’    Through the Power of Poetry.” There are five categories: If I Could See The Future If I Could Travel Back In Time If I Had A Robot That Knew Everything If I Believed Anything Was Possible If Money Grew On Trees You may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories. Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.  Entry Forms and Contest Rule can be downloaded:  www.libraryatlincoln.org Poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 21, 2008 Questions—contact Alan Lowe…

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The Common Literary Journal

The Common is an award-winning print and digital literary journal published biannually, in the fall and spring. The Common includes short stories, essays, poems, and images that embody a strong sense of place. The Common Online publishes original content four times per week, including book reviews, interviews, personal essays, short dispatches, poetry, contributor podcasts and recordings, and multimedia features. MISSION To deepen our individual and collective sense of place through bold, engaging literature and art. VISION To serve as a vibrant common space for the global exchange of ideas and experiences. To be an essential destination for creative work that embodies particular times and places, both real and imagined. To mentor and promote the next generation of writers, editors, and publishers. Finding the extraordinary in the common has long been the mission of literature. Inspired by this mission and the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of…