Saturday, September 8, 2018

Six submission deadlines on my birthday (they all pay) and two contests

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American Chordata magazine seeks short works of original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation.  Payment: Not specified.
Deadline: October 15, 2018. Guidelines and submissions here.

The Breath of the Sun by Rachel Fellman
from Aqueduct Press
Aqueduct Press publishes works of feminist sf as well as works about feminist sf or of particular interest to readers of feminist sf. “We are interested in seeing feminist sf novels of any length; for our Conversation Pieces series, we are interested in original novellas, poetry, and prose work of every kind at lengths ranging from 20,000-35,000 words. Please send a query to: before sending us nonfiction or a collection of short fiction. Full guidelines here.
Currently, Aqueduct seeks poetry that pays tribute to Ursula Le Guin for a tribute anthology. Pays: $20/poem.
Deadline: October 15, 2018. Details here.

Helios Quarterly Magazine seeks poetry, nonfiction, and art on the theme of “Songs of Yesteryear.” Pays 3 cents US per word for the first 1,500 words and 1 cent per word after for short stories, and 25 cents a line for poetry.
Reading periods: October 1 – 15, 2018. Next reading period will be January 1 – 15. Guidelines here.

Rattle seeks Persona Poems for its spring 2019 issue. A persona poem is one where the speaker of the poem is a dramatic character other than the poet. Rattle also regularly accepts submissions of poetry and translations of poetry year round. Pays: $100 for publication in the print magazine, plus a one year subscription, and $50 for online publication. All submissions are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, a $1,000 prize judged by the editors.
Deadline: October 15, 2018. Guidelines here

Shifters United seeks urban fantasy and paranormal romance novellas 20,000 to 35,000 words. Pays royalties. 
Deadlines: For Urban Fantasy novellas – October 15, 2018.
For Paranormal Romance novellas – November 15, 2018
For both Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novellas – January 15, 2019
Guidelines here

Robert N Stephenson seeks short genre fiction for volume IV of the The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Pays $75 AUD. Wants originality. Doesn’t want erotica or soap boxes. “I don’t care if the issue being covered is important to the well-being of the world. I am entertaining readers who are usually recovering from being bombarded by people being offended and demands that they need to save something or other.”
Deadline: October 15, 2018. Guidelines and free downloads of previous anthologies here.

Dear Brian,
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has been supportive of the Daryl Duke Foundation, honouring the memory of a former FRIENDS Board of Directors member, the late Daryl Duke, through the promotion of a Daryl Duke Prize.
The Daryl Duke Prize is an annual $25,000 prize awarded for excellence in a screenplay for an unproduced long-form dramatic film telling a fictional story.
The prize embraces Daryl’s relentless spirit for future generations of writers and creators. In Daryl’s words, “you have to become a revolution. When I do a program, a drama, or write something, I want my audience to be in a different place than where they started.”
If you would like to learn more, please visit:
Yours sincerely,
Daniel Bernhard
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting
PS: Please consider forwarding this note to anyone you know who might be interested in this opportunity. The entry deadline is September 30, 2018 at 5 pm Eastern time.

The Other Side by Thien Tang,
published by Pettersfield Press
Good afternoon, Brian.
I'm writing on behalf of Pottersfield Press in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to share with you the announcement for our second ever prize for creative nonfiction. We would love for it to be shared on your blog and/or with those in the workshops you run.
Announcing the Second Annual
Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction
Pottersfield Press has published such distinguished nonfiction authors as Harold Horwood, Thomas Raddall, Joan Baxter, Neil Peart, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Lindsay Ruck, Jim Lotz, Claire Mowat, Harry Thurston and many others. In an effort to further enhance its creative nonfiction publishing program it created an annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction.
Pottersfield Press is again looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words in any of the following categories: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or virtually any existing or new category that uses the nonfiction medium to tell a story or put forward an idea.
In April of 2017, the winners of the first competition were announced: Lesley Buxton of Penticton, BC for One Strong Girl: Surviving the Unimaginable – A Mother’s Memoir and Suzanne Stewart of Antigonish, NS for The Tides of Time: A Nova Scotia Book of Seasons. Both books are in production for publication this fall. Three other authors who submitted to the prize have also had their manuscripts accepted for publication.
The First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book along with a $1500 advance on 10% royalty for all sales. The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $1000 advance on 10% royalties.
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time,
by Annabel Townsend
published by Pottersfield Press
Deadline is March 31, 2019 but early submissions are encouraged.
Submit your manuscript electronically as a double spaced basic Word document to: and include on the title page your name, address and email address.
Entry fee is $25 (includes HST) and can be paid by Interac Transfer (also to or by cheque made out to Pottersfield Press mailed to 248 Leslie Rd. East Lawrencetown, NS B2Z 1T4 Canada after the manuscript has been submitted by email.
Pottersfield Press will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2019 and has published over 200 books by some of Canada’s finest writers. More information about our titles can be found on the Pottersfield website
Thank you so much for your assistance, and I hope you have a wonderful day!
All the best,
Kathleen Jones

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