Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Wanted: Retellings of Greek myths, pays $1,500 U.S. plus, short fiction by women, travel narratives, and book-length creative nonfiction

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Jenn Northington is looking for new and established writers for an anthology to be published by Vintage: Fit For the Gods.

“While we know today that the Greco-Roman world was international and diverse in racial, ethnic, and sexual identities, this is hardly reflected in the retellings we have. Readers of all backgrounds are actively looking for inclusive, broad-ranging, cross-genre retellings; it’s time to give them their favorite myths with a new twist.

Edited by Jenn Northington and S. Zainab Williams and published by Vintage, Fit For the Gods. will shine new light on these beloved myths, and bring much-needed representation to them.”

All adult fiction genres accepted. No nonfiction, poetry, or YA or younger fiction.

Pays: $1,500 US. 

Deadline: February 1, 2022. Full submission guidelines here.


Agnes and True is a Canadian online literary journal. As such, it’s dedicated to providing a place for the work of Canadian writers, both established and emerging. While they accept submissions from outside Canada, they do place an emphasis on works of fiction that exhibit a Canadian sensibility.

Agnes and True celebrates the achievement of women. They are particularly interested in discovering and publishing the work of emerging older writers.

Agnes and True is looking for:

  • Works of fiction that have not been previously published in any form
  • Works of fiction that have a word count of 500–5,000
  • Fiction that exhibits a Canadian sensibility (whether or not the writer currently resides in Canada)
  • Fiction that exhibits insight on the part of the writer

Full submission guidelines here.


Intrepid Times publishes narrative travel writing, 1,200–2,000 words. Their mission is to share authentic stories that capture the essence of an experience, a place, a journey. Before sending in your work, have a look at some recently published articles to get a sense of the style they value.

Intrepid Times contributors include both new and established travel writers, young and old, from all over the world. IT enjoys forming long-term relationships with their writers, many of whom go on to become regular contributors.

"Writing is hard work and deserves to be valued, which is why although we don’t charge for our content, we do pay all of our contributors."

Full submission guidelines here.


Hi, Brian:

Would you be kind enough to share this announcement and thank you so much for your past support.


Lesley  Choyce
Pottersfield Press

Announcing the Fifth 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. 

The First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book along with a $1000 advance on 10% royalty for all sales. The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $800 advance on 10% royalties. 

Entry fee is $25 

Green Ghost, Blue Ocean by Jennifer M. Smith
winner of the 2019 Pottersfield Prize
The winners of the Fourth Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction have been determined. They are Jules Torti of Lion’s Head, Ontario in first place, and Beth Ann Knowles of Riverport, Nova Scotia in second place.

The top winning entry was Been There, Ate That: A Candy Coated Childhood by Jules Torti, a memoir about “edible memories that will transport readers back to a time and place that no longer exists but lingers dormant in our taste buds.” Jules is the former editor-in-chief of Harrowsmith and writes about “the best things in life: birds, books, burgers, beaches and beer (in no particular order).”

The second place winner, The Kimchi Experiment by Beth Ann Knowles, is “a humorous and charming story of adventure of miscommunication, discovery, frustration, and growth for two Canadian newlyweds as they spend a year teaching in rural South Korea.”

Deadline is April 30, 2022, but early submissions are encouraged.

Full submission guidelines here


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