Seeking true stories of comical solutions

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Jul 252015
 

MTC Publications seeks needs humorous stories and poems for an anthology of ingenuity and resourcefulness: Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails. Writers are invited to share true stories about silly circumstances, amusing anecdotes, and much-better-than-expected outcomes when resorting to the use of items available as alternative tools when in a bind. Length: Prose – 1200 words max; poetry – open. Payment: one digital contributor’s copy and a coupon for printed copies at a discount. Deadline: January 25, 2016. Guidelines.
 

Wanted for anthology: Essays about marriage

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Jul 242015
 

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about marriage. Essays must be vivid and dramatic, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. All essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. First prize: $1,000. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Marriage” issue of the magazine to be published in spring 2016. Reading fee: $20-$25. Deadline: August 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Seeking blog posts about writing, publishing

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Jul 242015
 

Rhizomatic Ideas, the bi-weekly blog of Zoetic Press, is accepting blog posts and pitches for serial blog posts. Open to posts on any topic related to writing, publishing, academia, and the life of a working writer (or reader.) Length: 300-500 words. Send a pitch or post to blog@zoeticpress.com. Deadline: rolling.
 

Wanted: Writing about living and creativity

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Jul 242015
 

Arts website Lamp in Hand is seeking creative non-fiction and memoir (500-1200 words) and poetry 700 words max.). Pieces much touch on at least one or more of the following themes: living with intention, living your passion, critical thinking & popular culture, or how being creative has positively impacted your life. Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines.
 

Seeking submissions on digital detoxing

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Jul 242015
 

Postmark Books is looking for compelling true tales for an anthology called Disconnectopia about your attempts to ditch your devices and unplug: Why and how you unplugged and why; if you were successful or not; if you’d do it again or not; or if you just don’t see the point. Wants essays “that move us and make us think how delightful and precious and smart our fellow humans are.” Published as an e-book in spring 2016. Deadline: August 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Stories wanted for crime fiction anthology

 Calls, Contests, July 2015  Comments Off on Stories wanted for crime fiction anthology
Jul 222015
 

Altaire Productions and Publications (Australia) seeks submissions for an anthology: No Man’s Land: The Crime Edition. Traditional and non-traditional crime fiction. Length: 7000 words max. Payment: $200. Submission fee: $10 (includes entry to the Altaire Short Fiction award with a prize of $1000). Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Seeking stories about first periods

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Jul 212015
 

Skirt, a quarterly publication by women, for women, about women, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue. Looking for creative non-fiction (4000 words max.) on the story of your first period. Authors of published pieces receive a one year subscription to the journal. Deadline: August 15, 2015. Guidelines.
 

Short story contest with €2000+ prize

 Contests, July 2015  Comments Off on Short story contest with €2000+ prize
Jul 212015
 

The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition is now open for submissions to writers worldwide. Prize: €2000, Southword publication, invitation to read at the Cork International Short Story Festival, and a writer’s retreat at Anam Cara. Length: 3000 words max. Entry fee; €15. Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.