Monday, June 14, 2010
Gemini magazine seeks submissions, holds contest
If I am wild about a submission and simply can't stop thinking about it and talking about it, I know it's right for Gemini, then I rush to accept it before someone else grabs it. Just gotta have it! Aside from those subjective but very strong feelings, we don't have any checklists or guidelines. I can't tell people what to write or how to write, but I know when a piece moves me.
Things that help in a submission:
- Clean copy with no typos. Advice to writers: Write with your heart first and foremost, but be sure to edit severely and proofread meticulously before sending submissions out. Typos, misspellings and sloppy copy distract my attention from an otherwise good story.
P.S. Nice blog!
Email submissions to: email@example.com
Full submission guidelines: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/submitcontact.html
No payment; glory only. But Gemini is also running a contest, with prizes…
Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest. No restrictions on content, style or genre. New and established writers welcome. Award for first place: $1000; second place: $100. Winners and four runners-up will be published in October issue of Gemini Magazine.
Deadline: August 31.
Entry fee: $4 ($3 for each additional entry).
Details here: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
Note: For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. Details here.
For information about Brian Henry's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.