Cordite ‘Toil’ Subs Close Tomorrow

Subs for Cordite’s Toil issue are closing tomorrow at midnight, so if you haven’t already maybe check your folders for some great poetry you might have on a pretty classic theme.

I’ve thrown my hat in this time (with what I hope are a couple of strong pieces) because the theme really appeals to me – probably because I think all writing is a particular form of toil – whether it’s mental toil or maybe back or wrist pain 🙂

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Pigeonholes & Zetetic – Submissions Open

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I wanted to mention two online publications poets & fiction writers should check out Pigeonholes and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry.

Both are currently open for subs and you can visit the guidelines via the links above.zetetic

What I love about Zetetic is that they’re looking for unsual work so if you’ve got a piece that just hasn’t quite found a home in other journals, this might be the venue for you. And with Pigeonholes I was pretty thrilled to see this under a special call for subs:

SPECIAL CALL: 90s Mixtape
The end of September will mark the end of our third quarter, and we want to do something special. So, get out your old cassettes and scratched CDs, get nostalgic, and write us some fiction inspired by the bands and songs of the 90s. No literal interpretations of songs – we don’t want an angst-filled tale of woe for a song like “Motorcycle Drive By”, but a story about a steampunk cycle gang that guns down the wrong mark would catch our attention. Be creative. Use a favorite line, song title, or band name. A man who is blind in one of his three eyes, a champagne supernova setting, a tale about irony that isn’t ironic, flash about teen spirit. Don’t be afraid to get speculative! In addition to following our standard Fiction Guidelines below, submissions should include a brief explanation about what inspired the piece. This call is for fiction only, and only has enough room for 10 to 12 “tracks”, so make sure you send your best. Above all, entertain us.

So dig up memories of the 90s and see what you can do!

Spoken Word Opportunity

4779Subs are open for Audacious – an online spoken word journal – and it looks ace, in fact, once I finish this post I’m going to sub a piece as I find spoken poetry a pretty cool challenge.

Check out full guidelines here and ask benjamin@melbournespokenword.com any questions, just be sure to get your sub in before December 19, 2014!

A Review & Some Opportunities

Today I wanted to share a couple of opportunities for writers and link to a fantastic review of Stepping Over Seasons, by Sean Wright.

stepping over seasons coverThrilled to read it, not just because he enjoyed the collection, but because as with all reviews, it’s shown me something about my own work that I hadn’t realised. And it’s especially gratifying to hear that the poem ‘Small Town’ rings true!

Here’s the review at Sean’s blog.

 

birsI’m also pleased to announce that I’m back as editor for the poetry section for the 11th issue of Page Seventeen and this year, and as a judge! And so on that note, jump over and have a look at the guidelines – submissions are open now (for fiction & poetry) so get going! 😀

 

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Submissions are also open for Regime’s 4th – and this year they’re trying a different structure too – details are right here. The shift includes a wonderful plan to support artists more, while maintaining the high production standards we’ve come to expect from magazine, so check it out – fiction and poetry too.

That’s all for today!

A Hundred Gourds – Submissions Open

Hi everyone!

A new issue of AHG has just gone live, and with it a submission deadline – so if you’ve got some haiku you’re keen to submit, have a look at the guidelines here and see if you can get your sub in before September 15th.

AHG is a great, very diverse publication showcasing haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku, along with great features and an ‘expositions’ section – well worth checking out!