Kallisto Gaia Press Extends Book Contest Deadlines

Kallisto Gaia Press logoKallisto Gaia Press, publisher of literary magazine The Ocotillo Review and The Texas Poetry Calendar, has decided to extend the deadline for its Acacia Fiction Prize and Saguaro Poetry from December 31 to Midnight, January 14. You still have time to perfect and submit your manuscripts! Both contests charge a $25 entry fee.

The Acacia Fiction Prize awards $1,200, publication, and 20 author copies to a collection of short fiction, flash fiction, or novellas totaling 40K to 75K words.

The Saguaro Poetry Prize awards $1,200, chapbook publication, and 20 author copies.

Shanti Arts :: Spring Leaves Chapbook Series

I love a good chapbook—something slim and short and perfect for my pandemic-shortened attention span. With this in mind, I was excited to find out Shanti Arts, publisher of literary and art journal Still Point Arts Quarterly, has begun to publish the Spring Leaves Chapbook Series.

The first chapbook in this series was released back in August. The Vermeer Tales by Gail Tyson is “[i]nspired by A. S. Byatt’s The Matisse Stories and Johannes Vermeer’s exquisite paintings of women,” and was written “during a transition from a demanding career to full-time writing in 2017, and finished the last after [Tyson’s] beloved’s brief, terrifying illness and death.”

The chapbook is available now at the Shanti Arts website. There, readers can also have a sneak peek at the contents before purchasing.