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Duende Literary Journal seeks submissions

DUENDE literary journal seeks your literary and visual art for its Fall 2015 issue. If your poetry is rough-cut diamonds, slightly off-kilter; if your fiction will make us feel more human and less alone; if you enjoy exploration of new forms at the edges of the literary universe; if you can bring us elegant translations of literature from far corners of the globe; if your nonfiction is wild and honest; if your visual art is raw and earnest, we want to see it. Read previous issues and full guidelines athttp://www.duendeliterary.org. Open for submissions until May 15, 2015. We hope to hear from you!

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Time running out for the deadline for the WV Writers Ink anthology

NEW ANTHOLOGY FROM WOODLAND PRESS!

Editors: Cat Pleska and Michael Knost
Title: West Virginia Writers Inked (working title)
Submission period begins: September 1, 2011
Submission period ends: December 31, 2011

Please do not check on submission status until March 1, 2012

Publishing Date: Spring 2012

Word count: Up to 3,000 words

Payment: Five-cents per word

Email submissions as an RTF (Rich Text Format) attachment to: jbarker159@aol.com

Or snail mail your printed submission to:

WVW, Inc. submissions
c/o L. Barker
104 Silverwood Lane
Charleston, WV 25320.

Note: this anthology is open to West Virginia Writers, Inc. members only. Annual membership cost is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $5 to anyone under the age of 18. Learn more at our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

This will be a multi-genre* anthology. Accepted are general and literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and narrative poetry.

*(Multi-genre also includes mystery, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc.).

Please keep the story clean of profanity and/or adult content.

No reprints or simultaneous submissions.

Please make sure your name, address, phone number, and email are listed on a cover page of the manuscript. Do not include your name or other identifying info on the rest of the manuscript.

Questions? Email: catsanthology@gmail.com

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Counting down to the deadline for the WV Writers Ink anthology

NEW ANTHOLOGY FROM WOODLAND PRESS!

Editors: Cat Pleska and Michael Knost
Title: West Virginia Writers Inked (working title)
Submission period begins: September 1, 2011
Submission period ends: December 31, 2011

Please do not check on submission status until March 1, 2012

Publishing Date: Spring 2012

Word count: Up to 3,000 words

Payment: Five-cents per word

Email submissions as an RTF (Rich Text Format) attachment to: jbarker159@aol.com

Or snail mail your printed submission to:

WVW, Inc. submissions
c/o L. Barker
104 Silverwood Lane
Charleston, WV 25320.

Note: this anthology is open to West Virginia Writers, Inc. members only. Annual membership cost is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $5 to anyone under the age of 18. Learn more at our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

This will be a multi-genre* anthology. Accepted are general and literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and narrative poetry.

*(Multi-genre also includes mystery, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc.).

Please keep the story clean of profanity and/or adult content.

No reprints or simultaneous submissions.

Please make sure your name, address, phone number, and email are listed on a cover page of the manuscript. Do not include your name or other identifying info on the rest of the manuscript.

Questions? Email: catsanthology@gmail.com

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WV Writers/Woodland Press Anthology Guidelines

NEW ANTHOLOGY FROM WOODLAND PRESS!

Editors: Cat Pleska and Michael Knost
Title: West Virginia Writers Inked (working title)
Submission period begins: September 1, 2011
Submission period ends: December 31, 2011
Please do not check on submission status until March 1, 2012
Publishing Date: Spring 2012
Word count: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: Five-cents per word

Send submissions as an RTF (Rich Text Format) attachment to: jbarker159@aol.com

Or snail mail your printed submission to:

WVW, Inc. submissions
c/o L. Barker
104 Silverwood Lane
Charleston, WV 25320.

Note: this anthology is open to West Virginia Writers, Inc. members only. Annual membership cost is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for students, and $5 to anyone under the age of 18. Learn more at our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

This will be a multi-genre* anthology. Accepted are general and literary fiction, literary nonfiction, and narrative poetry.

*(Multi-genre also includes mystery, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc.).

Please keep the story clean of profanity and/or adult content.

No reprints or simultaneous submissions.

Please make sure your name, address, phone number, and email are listed on a cover page of the manuscript. Do not include your name or other identifying info on the rest of the manuscript.

Questions? Email: catsanthology@gmail.com

http://www.wvwriters.org/join.html

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MadHat Press Chapbook Competition

MadHat Press is the non-profit imprint arm of the multimedia e-zine, Mad Hatters' Review and a production of MadHat Arts Inc. MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

Formerly based out of New York City, now at home in Asheville, North Carolina, and with our Managing Editor currently situated in Reykjavik, Iceland, MadHat Press is open to authors of all creeds and distinctions, from the emerging to the emergent, from the multicultural to the insolent. For a list of some of our contributors over the years, click on the Mad Hatters' Review tab.

To inaugurate the official birth of MadHat Press, CAConrad, Philly poet extraordinaire and author of the gripping collection, The Book of Frank (Wave 2010), will be judging the first poetry chapbook competition. Future MadHat Press chapbook competitions will include flash-fiction, short story, and novella categories.

MadHat Press places great emphasis on the aesthetics of design, typography and the printed word. It is MadHat Press's vision to connect the reader with the physicality of the book in its creative unraveling. The Press will also publish aesthetically pleasing e-books.

As a non-profit organization promoting the literary arts, MadHat Press welcomes all donations. They are fully tax-deductible for US residents.

Please note guidelines for the "Wild and Wyrd" poetry chapbook competition below. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

MadHat Press
2011
"Wild and Wyrd" Inaugural Poetry Chapbook Competition
June 15 – August 31

MadHat Press, an offspring of the non-profit innovative and collaborative arts organization MadHat, Inc., invites submissions of poetry manuscripts for its first chapbook contest. The genre "poetry" is broad and includes prose and conceptual poetry. There are no restrictions regarding form, style, or content.

This inaugural contest will be judged by CAConrad.

CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010). He has a new book of poetry forthcoming, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012). He lives in Philadelphia and writes with his friends at PhillySound, and he is a co-founder of PACE: Poet-Activist Community Extension. Look for him at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com.

WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE

$US500.00 and five copies of the perfectly bound chapbook will be awarded to the first prize winner. If the book is co-authored, each of the two authors will be awarded $250.00 and three copies. The winning manuscript will be issued as a professionally designed, typeset and printed chapbook with a color cover, and cataloged with an ISBN number and copyright information. Additional copies will be available to the author at cost plus postage. Three to five poems from the book, selected by the author/s, will be published in Issue 13 of Mad Hatters' Review. The book will be available for purchase on amazon.com and possibly, other popular venues. Depending on the geographical situation of the winning author, the editors will arrange a book launch in a venue in the U.S.; should this not prove feasible, an online book launch will be arranged, including a podcast with audio excerpts of the winning work.

SECOND PRIZE

The manuscript of the second prize winner will be published as a MadHat Press e-book, downloadable via Mad Hatters' Review.

FINALISTS

Poems by two finalists will be published in Issue 13 of Mad Hatters' Review. CAConrad will select three to five poems from each winning author's manuscript.

ENTRY GUIDELINES 

Each manuscript must consist of 26 – 36 pages in single-spaced 12 Point Roman font, page-numbered, but otherwise no identifying information, and sent as PDF file or in Word (.doc) format to: http://madhatter.submishmash.com/Submit

Individual pieces may have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript should not have been published previously as a whole, either in a chapbook or a full-length work. Your submission of previously published poems includes an acknowledgment that you hold the copyright. Please provide us with acknowledgments of these pieces in your cover letter.
You may make multiple submissions; however, an $18 fee paid through Submishmash must accompany each entry. We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you withdraw your submission through the Submishmash system if your work is accepted elsewhere. No refunds will be provided for partial or full withdrawals.

When preparing submissions, please make sure that in your substantive (manuscript) attachment, your work does not include any identifying information within the title or body of your entry. Please provide a list of the proposed book title, along with a table of contents, including all poem titles in your manuscript. Manuscripts will be read "blind."

Note that any manuscript containing the author's name or other identifying information will not be considered and the entry fee will not be returned.

In your separate cover letter, provide relevant contact information including full name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and a short bio.


CONTEST READING PERIOD: 

Contest entries will be accepted from June 15, 2011, 12:00 a.m. US EST through August 31, 2011, 11:59 p.m. US EST. Any contest submissions received outside of this submission period will not be considered. Winners will be announced no later than November 1, 2011, 12:59 p.m. 

ELIGIBILITY: 

In accord with MadHat Press's mission and vision, English-language submissions from non-U.S. residents and/or citizens are welcome.

For queries or otherwise, please email the editors at: press@madhatarts.com

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ASSEMBLY ON THE LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF APPALACHIA Seeks Submissions

ASSEMBLY ON THE LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF APPALACHIA
(An Affiliate of NCTE)

Call for Submissions

• Articles
• Conference Papers
• Essays
• Fiction
• News of Recent or Future Events
• Original Graphics (Drawings or Photos)
• Poetry
• Reviews of Books, Films, or Conferences
• Stories of Learning from Students & Teachers
• Teaching Ideas

Deadline: July 20, 2011

Please send your submissions or inquiries to:
Dana Stoker Cochran and Katherine Combiths, Co-Editors
Appalachian Regional Studies Center
Radford University
Phone: 540-831-5366

E-mail: dana2008@vt.edu or combiths@vt.edu

Word Processing: SINGLE-SPACE all text, including headings and subheadings using TIMES NEW ROMAN with a 12 pt. font. Use TABS to space text across a page rather than the SPACE BAR.

Form of Submission: Send the manuscript to the editors electronically using Microsoft Word to attach your document to an e-mail. Photos should be submitted in jpeg format.

Submission should include the following: Date, name, e-mail address, postal mailing address and a biographical sketch.

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New issue of HOLLER accepting final submissions

The publication of the Summer issue of HOLLER is just around the corner and still accepting poems or short prose through June 15.

Holler is now available in Princeton, Bluefield, Hinton, Lewisburg and Charleston.

Check out their website for more details (www.princetonpoetryproject.org).

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Woodland Press seeks Mothman stories (REMINDER)

Title: The Mothman Files
Publisher: Woodland Press, LLC
Editor: Bram Stoker Award-Winning Editor Michael Knost
Format: Trade Paperback
Payment: Five-cents per word (upon publication) plus contributor copy.
No reprints
Story length: Up to 3000 words
No multiple or simultaneous subs
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011
E-mail submissions to: themothmanfiles@yahoo.com

We will accept .doc attachments only. The editor is looking for fictional mothman stories. The setting is not limited to West Virginia or any other regional area known as mothman territory. The editor wants tales with a solid plot and good character development. Stories should grab the reader's attention quickly and hold it until the end. The editor wants powerful and emotional tales that are creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. Although stories will mainly target an adult/young adult audience, we DO NOT want stories containing language or content unsuitable for children.

Formatting your manuscript:
Double-space.
Use Times New Roman (12).
Italicize what you want italicized.
Single space after sentence-ending punctuation.
Be sure to include your name, address, email on manuscript.

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DRAMATIC PUBLISHING SEEKS ORIGINAL MIDDLE-SCHOOL MATERIAL (REMINDER)

Dramatic Publishing wishes to bring out a collection of scenes and
monologues tailored for the classroom entitled Original Middle School
Scenes and Monologues. This anthology will be similar in format to our
Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors and Classroom Scenes and
Monologues.

Contributors will receive (2) complimentary copies of the book and a one-time
payment: $100 for each scene published and $50 for each monologue
published. Contributors will retain all performance/ reprint rights.
Inclusion of your work in the anthology does not limit your right to
submit it to other publishers as part of a larger work.

DEADLINE: May 15, 2011

Scenes: Length: 6-9 manuscript pages. Single-space the dialogue.
Comedies, dramas, farces. Scenes may be excerpted from a longer
unpublished work but must be free-standing, feature strong/numerous
roles for young performers and address the concerns and issues facing
young people. No more than 3 actors – doubling acceptable. Especially
interested in scenes favoring women. Excessive "street" language or
situations not desired. Title each scene.

Monologues: Length: 1 ½ - 2 minutes. Submit double-spaced. Comic or
serious. Monologues should explore the concerns and issues facing
young people. Consider pieces that may be performed by either gender.
Excessive "street" language or situations not desired. Title each
monologue.

--Include a short bio of 150 words or less.

--Scripts/monologues will not be returned. Receipt will be
acknowledged either by email

or SASP/E if provided.

--If the scene/monologue is from a larger unpublished work, please
cite the original

piece and the copyright date. All selections will be identified in
the Permission -

Acknowlegement section of the anthology.

--Electronic submissions accepted: WORD ATTACHMENT only.

--Regular mail -- Kent R. Brown, Associate Editor, Dramatic Publishing Company,

55 Stroll Rock Common, Fairfield, CT 06824

Please update your home/professional mailing address/your home/cell
phone. Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at
KENTRBROWN@aol.com or 203-254-7440.

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