Calls for submission offer opportunities to publish for writers from the novice to the experienced. Publishers may list their submission requirements at Submit Your Announcement.
Deadline: May 1 & July 1, 2013
NON-FICTION & FICTION should be about 1,000 words or so (slightly flexible.)
Very little fiction will be used and the best choice for fiction is to write a true-to-life
humorous fictional piece about life in the "good ole days." Non-fiction DOES NOT
have to be humorous. POETRY: Very little used and only rhyming poetry will be considered. PAYMENT: As "SO & SO" receives NO advertising revenue, payment is still incopies - 1 (ONE) copy, no matter how many articles are in the issue. This is a change from the past policy. It is necessary to keep SO & SO solvent. This IS payment as copies are valued at $5.00 each. (If you have an article in an issue you may purchase all the extra copies you want for $4.00 each, postpaid). E-mail submissions are preferred but snail mail is OK! Even hand-written snail mail, but PLEASE! make sure it is legible, ESPECIALLY names and numbers. This can not be emphasized too much! No snail mail copies can be returned so please keep a copy of your snail mail submission. Please keep all articles about SOUTHERN nostalgia. For the next issues SO & SO would like to receive some articles on the Cotton States League (1902-1955) which flourished in MS, AR, LA, AL & TX.
THE OXFORD SO & SO
1739 University Avenue (#177)
Oxford, MS 38655.
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Look up at the night sky, space is black as far as the eye can see. With this collection, we hope to give space some much needed color (and other genres, of course). This submission is for science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc., for, by, and/or about people of color. See website for more information.
The History Press in Charleston, SC, a publisher specializing in local history books written by local authors, is looking for books on a variety of topics in Alabama history. See website for more information.
Deadline: June 1st, 2013
Now accepting submissions for Issue #1 (Summer 2013). Submissions close June 1st. Anything received after the 1st will be considered for Issue #2. What to submit Unusually compelling poetry, short fiction, or undefinable pieces (as long as they do not exceed 1,500 words). We are especially interested in experimental, surrealist, absurdist, and uniquely literary work. Cover art submissions also needed (may be used inside the magazine). Try writing where things are growing to achieve the effect we are looking for. Submission guidelines will be narrowed for future issues; this first submission round comes with more freedom. Submit your best. See website for more information.
SPACES, a new online magazine of Art & Literature, featuring videos of writers reading their work, as well as art, interviews, and more, invites submissions year round for writers' videos, poetry, essays, photo essays, and more. Be sure to check out our Space Candy contest, and our Prompts Response section too. See website for more information.
Birmingham Arts Journal is a quarterly non-profit literary/arts journal publishing prose, poetry, art, and photography from throughout the world. Mission statement: Published without profit by passionate volunteers, who believe that exceptional works by the famous, not-yet-famous, and never-to-be-famous deserve to be published side-by-side in a beautiful and creative setting. Submissions accepted year 'round. See Web site for more information.
Jim Reed, Editor
Birmingham Arts Journal
Integrated Digital Publishing, based in Mobile, and its publications, The Contemporary Sportsman and The Contemporary Wingshooter, are always interested in hearing from writers, photographers, and artists who have a good story for their readers. All queries should be submitted to: Jim Stenson, Managing Editor and Publisher, at: email@example.com. See Web sites for more information.
Deadline: Open. Gulf Coast Parents & Kids Magazine is looking for 500 word articles on any topic (education, maternity, pediatric health, leisure, family life, etc.) related to parenting. They pay $25 for each 500 word article. Submissions do not need to be from local writers alone, but local writers do get priority. See website for more information.
Deadline: Open The Phoenix Review (submissions currently OPEN) is a literary journal dedicated to truly outstanding, imaginative fiction and poetry. Please submit poetry (no more than 6 poems) and/or short fiction (one piece at a time please) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. At your discretion, you may choose to include a brief author bio listing any relevant publication credits. Cover letters always welcome.
Deadline: Open. History Press, a traditional publisher that specializes in local history and culture books, is searching for non-fiction authors interested in writing about various aspects of Alabama history. History Press finances all aspects of the publication process. They also pay authors in royalties. See website for more information.
Deadline: Year-Round. Blue Mountain Press, the book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational. E-mail queries to BMPbooks@sps.com. Please add WF in the subject line so Blue Mountain Press can know this posting was seen on the Writers Forum website. See Blue Mountain Arts website for more information.
Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 4549
Boulder, CO 80306
Deadline: Ongoing. Open Mic Voices is an all inclusive social network for sharing your poems and poetry. Those interested in sharing their poems, or sharing their favorite poetry site links, can quickly and easily do so, by going to OpenMicVoices.com, and signing up to be a member. See website for more information.
Deadline: Ongoing The Flaneur is an independent culture journal run by volunteers. We are keen to find arts and culture writers in Alabama to report on local exhibitions and happenings. If you are interested in submitting work about art, culture, travels or place then please e-mail your work to email@example.com . Enthusiasm is vital, experience is not! You can either send one piece or join the team and submit on an ongoing basis.
Deadline: Ongoing. At Pithead Chapel, we're looking for engaging stories told in honest voices. Most of all, we want to feel something. We want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. We want your story to leave a brilliant bruise. Send us your best flash or short story and we'll do our best to get your voice heard. Sorry, we're not into genre pieces (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, and romance).
See website for more information.
Deadline: Ongoing. Freshfully, a company in Birmingham, Alabama, is looking for a food writer/blogger in Huntsville to write about local farms, restaurants, seasonal ingredients, and local food issues for their website as Freshfully expands into a dozen cities around the Southeast. The company wants someone fun, local, and passionate about food and writing to share his or her insights into what's great in Montgomery and Huntsville. 2 posts a week, $15 per post. See website for more information.
Jen Barnett and Sam Brasseale