Friday, December 26, 2014

Wanted: Tales of martinis & motherhood, Short prose & books for contest, Polish stories, and Stories of mental illness

The Field by Tracy Richardson, winner of  the
2014 Eric Hoffer Award in the YA category
Each year, outstanding works of short prose deserve wider recognition. The Eric Hoffer Awards for short prose ($250) and for independent books ($2,000) recognize excellence in writing. It’s free to enter a piece for the short prose award; books require a $55 fee.  Books must be from a small press, an academic press or be self-published.
Works of short prose (short stories or short creative nonfiction) must be less than 10,000 words, previously unpublished, or published with a circulation of less than 500. The winning prose and selected nominations are published annually in the anthology, Best New Writing.
Deadline: Jan 21 for books;  March 31 for prose. Full submission guidelines here. 

Hi, Brian.
I am editing an anthology of Polish diaspora centred short stories, which will be published by Guernica Editions.  The information is below.
Kasia Jaronczyk
Guernica Editions is looking for stories, previously unpublished in a book form, for an anthology centered around Poland and Polish Diaspora. Open to Canadian writers of Polish origin and Canadian writers whose work connects with Poland or Polish diaspora in some way.  Stories are to be no longer than 2,500 – 3,000 words. Royalties are in the form of two copies of the anthology.  Check out our website here. Please send electronic submissions  as a word doc file to 
Deadline: Jan 31, 2015.  

Hi, Brian.
I really appreciate you sharing links to my stories with your readers (here and here). We have announced our new book label (Tipsy Squirrel Press) and we’re looking for submissions for our upcoming anthology: Martinis and Motherhood – Tales of Wonder, Woe, and WTF?!
The general vibe is one of sisterhood and humour. Stories should be 800 – 1,200 words and will be paired with a martini recipe and a toast. You can submit your own martini and toast, but don’t have to.
Deadline: Feb 5, 2015. Guidelines here
Southern Sin from In Fact books

In Fact Books (US) seeks stories that address the trials of living with mental illness for an upcoming anthology, tentatively titled: Beyond Crazy: True Stories of Surviving Mental Illness. Stories should combine a strong narrative with an informative or reflective element, reaching beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning.
Deadline: February 9, 2015. Guidelines and submissions page here.

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