Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pieces wanted for acrostic writing contest, dark fairy tale anthology, and new horror magazine

Daughters & Other Strangers
by Sandy Conrad
from Brucedale Press
Brucedale Press Acrostic Contest:
Stories may not be longer than 26 sentences. The first sentence must begin Audiences are as fickle as The following sentence must begin with a B, and so on through English alphabet. Any subject or theme is acceptable, provided there is no profanity, obscenity, ageism, racism or sexism.

Send two copies of each story, with the entry form attached to one copy. The writer's name must not appear on the pages of the story.

Entry fee is $5.00 for each story. Cheques or money orders are the safest way to send fees through the mail. Please make them payable to The Brucedale Press.

Deadline: entries must be received by postal mail only no later than January 31, 2013.
Full rules and entry forms here. 

Belladonna Publishing seeks short story submissions for a dark fairy tale themed anthology:  Black Apples. Primary focus on speculative writing. Length: 3000-10000 words. No pointless gore, splatter horror, plotless sex, or poetry. 

Deadline: January 15, 2013. Full details here.

Hello Horror (US), a new online literary magazine and blog, is calling for submissions for its first issue. They’re looking for short fiction, poetry, photography, and visual art (including film) from writers and artists that “have a special knack for inducing goose bumps and raised hairs.” Deadline: January 31, 2013.

Short Stories: As this is our optimal literary type, we don’t want to be too constricting.  The ideal short story should be about six to eight pages but we will consider longer works and are even open to discussing the serialization of very long works.

Micro Shorts / Flash Fiction: Flash Fiction is generally thought of as being 600 words or less.  If your piece is longer, it will simply be published as a short story.

Poetry: We are open to all styles of poetry, however please consider the length guidelines that we have suggested for short stories when submitting longer pieces.

Photography/Visual Arts: Please submit no more than five images as samples of your work with an artist statement. Though we strongly believe in freedom of expression, we ask is that you read the section to the left considering what we have to say about the genre before submission.

Film:Once again, please consider our take on the genre.  We will only post embedded video players to display your work.  We will not host the file.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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