NO FEE Submission call + editor interview – Willawaw Journal, DEADLINE: Nov. 19, 2017

Trish Hopkinson

Willawaw Journal is a new online literary journal of poetry and art, published quarterly. The unique thing about Willawaw is that each issue has a poem prompt or mentor poem from a poet laureate! Each issue is also themed based, but may evolve in the future at the editors’ discretion. Check their guidelines for current themes.

For more info on how to submit to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked editor Rachel Barton a few questions to find out. See my interview with Barton and a link to their submission guidelines below.


HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Willawaw Journal. How/why was Willawaw Journal originally started?

BARTON: I was wrapping up my ninth term of teaching poetry in a poetry workshop model and found that it had become a bit cliquish over the…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #3

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Septolet in Motion

By JulesPaige

Words are cast like magic spells. Some may debate the text in which such lessons exist. Religious works could be a type of Grimoire since often as children we are taught rote prayers that will lead us away from temptation. Other schools of thought may define Grimoire as a book devoted to just the teaching and instruction of magic and those amulets and talisman that would be endowed with gifting the owners with better fortunes. I quote this next line from the Wikipedia entry on the subject, “In many cases, the books themselves are believed to be imbued with magical powers, though in many cultures, other sacred texts that are not Grimoires (such as the Bible) have been believed to have supernatural properties intrinsically.

I would beg to argue that any book that transfers us to another world or jolts our imagination could be a Grimoire…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Little and Laugh

By Geoff Le Pard

My father was a man of many aphorisms, epithets, old saws and clichés. A know-all, really.

But one quote he shared with us that not only stuck but resonated was from an American poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Laugh and the world laughs with you

Weep and you weep alone.

Laughter, in all its forms has taken centre stage in nearly every phase of my life, from irony to farce, pratfalls to priceless, life-enhancing fits of giggles. Whether it was as a defensive mechanism or merely because I enjoyed it, I don’t now remember but I’ve always wanted to make people laugh. Over the years I’ve tailored my delivery, become sensitive to my audience and played everything and anything for a laugh. I’m one of those people who you can always trust with a secret…unless it’s genuinely too funny not to be shared. In…

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7 PAYING LIT MAGS – Deadlines: Oct. 15 – Nov. 1, 2017

Trish Hopkinson

The literary magazines/journals listed below all offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, take online submissions, and have submission deadlines in October 2017.

This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of closest deadlines.


Gordon Square Review (NEW!)

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Inaugural Issue

FORMS: poetry, prose

PAYMENT: $25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem

Hold the Line (NEW!)

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: “We are seeking writers who are passionate about social justice as it intersects with the challenges of parenthood.

FORMS: Poetry, short fiction

PAYMENT: Poetry – $20l Shorter pieces, listicles, or book reviews up to 800 words – $30; Longer pieces, 1300 – 1800 words – $80

Chicken Soup for the Soul

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017

SUBMISSION…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

When I Grow Up

BY NORAH COLVIN

Do you remember being asked this question as a child? Or contemplating it, even if you weren’t asked? Do you recall your childhood thoughts?

I remember having no aspiration prior to the age of ten when I decided I wanted to be a teacher. Although I loved writing, creating stories, songs, poetry and plays; writing was a part of who I was, an integral part of me, I didn’t consider a writer as something I might be.

It is often mooted that we are educating today’s children for a future of which we have no knowledge, a future we can’t begin to imagine. But hasn’t that always been so? Has any generation known exactly what life will be like for those following? While the rate of change may be increasing, change has always been.

Though it may sometimes appear otherwise, change creates more…

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Enter the £10,000 award for a first-time writer

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

gloved handsThe Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 opened for entries on Sunday. It is an exciting award as it gives a substanial amount of money to a new writer.

It is only open to writers who have not previously published a full length book of their own prose writing (including non fiction, self-published work or work only published on-line).  You can’t be under contract to a publisher either, but you’re not excluded if you have managed to find an agent to represent you.

Poets

You’re also ok if you’ve had a short story published in a magazine or an anthology. The only other exception is poetry.  You can enter even if you’ve had an entire collection published so poets in the process of turning into a fiction writers this could be your day. (And that is a career path followed by many great writers – John Updike springs to mind.)

Entrants…

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