Hopefully you are staying safe and healthy. It is crazy to see these storms, floods, and utter chaos descending on some parts of the country, including our home state of Michigan.
If you missed out on the opportunities posted to the NewPages site this week, you can dive into them all below. Don’t forget that we are still open to submissions of reviews between 125-300 words for our What Are You Reading series. Check out recent flash reviews here. View the guidelines and learn how to submit here.
Calls for Submissions
You can keep up-to-date with all open calls for submissions at the NewPages website. Have children at home? Get them writing, too! Our Young Writers Guide lists markets open to younger writers from elementary to undergraduate ages.
May Submission Deadlines
There is now just a wee bit over a week left to submit to online literary magazine Oyster River Pages. Read through their first three issues for a taste of what they like before sending your own work for consideration. They are looking for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that “stretch creative and social boundaries.” Deadline to submit is May 31; there is no fee. They also have a special section for fiction by emerging writers.
June Submission Deadlines
Washington Writers’ Publishing House. This is What America Looks Like anthology. Fiction, poetry. $5 fee. Deadline: June 1. Restrictions: Writers must be from or have close ties to DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Minerva Rising has decided that their 20th issue will be dedicated to this anniversary. They want short stories, essays, interviews, and poetry about the valiant women who won the right to vote. They’d also like work examining how women are dealing with the current political climate and the way in which women’s lives and choices impact our history. Deadline to submit is June 15.
Wordrunner eChapbooks is seeking stories for its Fall 2020 e-chapboks series. These collections will be published in August and December. Stories can be flash or longer (500-5,000 words). They would like a minimum of five stories and up to a maximum of fifteen. They will also consider novel excerpts. $6 submissions fee. They pay writers $100 and royalties. Deadline to submit work for consideration is June 30. [Read more…] about Weekly Roundup for Calls & Contests :: May 22, 2020