Thursday, November 26, 2015

Poetry & Business pays for poems & essays, Visages wants prose and poetry, Hourglass wants stories, essays and poems for contest, and Room doesn't want men

Poetry and Business seeks submissions for its inaugural issue. Looking for verse that considers the metaphors available for purchase in the world of commerce, from the perspective of consumers, marketers, and workers. Essays about the craft or philosophy of writing poetry about the commercial sphere will also be considered. Pays $20.16 for each accepted poem or essay.
Deadline: December 31, 2015. Guidelines here.  

Visages Magazine invites submissions of flash fiction and nonfiction, short stories (up to 5,000 words) and poetry. Seeks work that admires the less seen aspects of the world we live in. No reading/submission fees.
Deadline: Ongoing. Guidelines here.

Room Magazine seeks submissions for issue 39.3, “Canadian Gothic.” From grim realism to the supernatural, writers are invited to explore manifestations of the gothic genre in Canadian literature and art. Seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art. Submission fee. Payment: $50-$120 upon publication. Room publishes original work by women, including trans persons, gender-variant and two-spirit women, and women of non-binary sexual orientations. Men are not welcome.
Deadline: January 31, 2016. Guidelines here.

Dear Brian,
I am writing to you on behalf of board members of Hourglass Literary Magazine.
We have just announced a literary competition (Hourglass Literary Contest). We are inviting you to participate. Our “early deadline” ends December 31, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. (US Central time). 
Since our project is of international significance, and due to immense support from our donors, sponsors and partners (local: Banjaluka College, ELTA TV; USA: Literature and Latte, Submittable) – we are providing prize money – $5000 – for winners and finalists in three categories: Best Essay, Best Short Story, Best Poem; Special Jury Award (3 x $500) and Scrivener Award for notable works.
“Early deadline” entry fee per paper: $8 US or for $15 you can submit up to three works.
The only exception is Best Poem category – for $8 US you are allowed to submit up to three poems.
Full guidelines here.
Yours sincerely,
Biljana Rosic
project coordinator and French/BCMS translator   

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