allthewritingcontests:

Poetry Contest

Contest: Spark Anthology’s Contest Seven: “Monsters and Marvels”

Criteria: all styles, meters, and rhyme schemes, or may be free-form | less than 300 lines | previously unpublished only | must include both a monster and a marvel (follow the theme)

Prizes: First Place - $500; publication in an upcoming volume of Spark: A Creative Anthology; a lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile; a one-year subscription to Duotrope; a one-year print subscription to American Poetry Review or Poets & Writers magazine or The Writer magazine; a one-year print & digital subscription to Spark: A Creative Anthology | Second Place - $100; a lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile; a one-year digital subscription to American Poetry Review; a one-year digital subscription to Spark: A Creative Anthology; one print copy of Spark: A Creative Anthology, any volume | Third Place - $20; a one-year Premium Membership at Scribophile; a one-year digital subscription to American Poetry Review; a one-year digital subscription to Spark: A Creative Anthology 

Entry Fees: none

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Entrance: online only

More Information


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY, FICTION, NONFICTION

thefemlitmag:

The Fem Literary Magazine is now open for submissions.

New writers are welcome. No credentials necessary.

Rules for submissions
Submissions are rolling – always free, always open.

We accept all works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We encourage thought provoking works that highlight the personal experiences of women, LGBTQIA idividuals, people of color, etc. We also encourage experimental pieces that mix genres and show us something new with structure.

Fiction
Word count must be under 4,000 words. We are willing to accept flash fiction (under 800 words). Please submit 1 fiction piece at a time.

Nonfiction
Word count must be under 4,000 words. We accept personal essays and flash creative nonfiction (under 800 words). Please submit 1 nonfiction piece at a time.

Poetry
You may submit up to 5 poems at a time. Please do not exceed 10 pages total.

To submit
To submit your work, email your piece (with name and genre in the subject line) and a 1-5 sentence bio in a Word document to thefemlitmag@gmail.com. Word document should use Calibri or Arial, size 12. Your name should be at the top of the document (not in the header).Example subject line: PERSON A, NONFICTION. 

For more information click here


2 days ago
18.September.2014
via · source
9,768 notes
reblog

bigbraingene:

60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient.

Professional

Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.

  1. Litscene: Use this search engine to search through thousands of writers and literary projects, and add your own as well.
  2. Thinkers.net: Get a boost in your creativity with some assistance from this site.
  3. PoeWar: Whether you need help with your career or your writing, this site is full of great searchable articles.
  4. Publisher’s Catalogues: Try out this site to search through the catalogs and names of thousands of publishers.
  5. Edit Red: Through this site you can showcase your own work and search through work by others, as well as find helpful FAQ’s on writing.
  6. Writersdock: Search through this site for help with your writing, find jobs and join other writers in discussions.
  7. PoetrySoup: If you want to find some inspirational poetry, this site is a great resource.
  8. Booksie.com: Here, you can search through a wide range of self-published books.
  9. One Stop Write Shop: Use this tool to search through the writings of hundreds of other amateur writers.
  10. Writer’s Cafe: Check out this online writer’s forum to find and share creative works.
  11. Literary Marketplace: Need to know something about the publishing industry? Use this search tool to find the information you need now.

Writing

These helpful tools will help you along in the writing process.

  1. WriteSearch: This search engine focuses exclusively on sites devoted to reading and writing to deliver its results.
  2. The Burry Man Writers Center: Find a wealth of writing resources on this searchable site.
  3. Writing.com: This fully-featured site makes it possible to find information both fun and serious about the craft of writing.
  4. Purdue OWL: Need a little instruction on your writing? This tool from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN can help.
  5. Writing Forums: Search through these writing forums to find answers to your writing issues.

Research

Try out these tools to get your writing research done in a snap.

  1. Google Scholar: With this specialized search engine from Google, you’ll only get reliable, academic results for your searches.
  2. WorldCat: If you need a book from the library, try out this tool. It’ll search and find the closest location.
  3. Scirus: Find great scientific articles and publications through this search engine.
  4. OpenLibrary: If you don’t have time to run to a brick-and-mortar library, this online tool can still help you find books you can use.
  5. Online Journals Search Engine: Try out this search engine to find free online journal articles.
  6. All Academic: This search engine focuses on returning highly academic, reliable resources.
  7. LOC Ask a Librarian: Search through the questions on this site to find helpful answers about the holdings at the Library of Congress.
  8. Encylcopedia.com: This search engine can help you find basic encyclopedia articles.
  9. Clusty: If you’re searching for a topic to write on, this search engine with clustered results can help get your creative juices flowing.
  10. Intute: Here you’ll find a British search engine that delivers carefully chosen results from academia.
  11. AllExperts: Have a question? Ask the experts on this site or search through the existing answers.

Reference

Need to look up a quote or a fact? These search tools make it simple.

  1. Writer’s Web Search Engine: This search engine is a great place to find reference information on how to write well.
  2. Bloomsbury Magazine Research Centre: You’ll find numerous resources on publications, authors and more through this search engine.
  3. Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus: Make sure you’re using words correctly and can come up with alternatives with the help of this tool.
  4. References.net: Find all the reference material you could ever need through this search engine.
  5. Quotes.net: If you need a quote, try searching for one by topic or by author on this site.
  6. Literary Encyclopedia: Look up any famous book or author in this search tool.
  7. Acronym Finder: Not sure what a particular acronym means? Look it up here.
  8. Bartleby: Through Bartleby, you can find a wide range of quotes from famous thinkers, writers and celebrities.
  9. Wikipedia.com: Just about anything and everything you could want to look up is found on this site.
  10. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Find all the great philosophers you could want to reference in this online tool.

Niche Writers

If you’re focusing on writing in a particular niche, these tools can be a big help.

  1. PubGene: Those working in sci-fi or medical writing will appreciate this database of genes, biological terms and organisms.
  2. GoPubMd: You’ll find all kinds of science and medical search results here.
  3. Jayde: Looking for a business? Try out this search tool.
  4. Zibb: No matter what kind of business you need to find out more about, this tool will find the information.
  5. TechWeb: Do a little tech research using this news site and search engine.
  6. Google Trends: Try out this tool to find out what people are talking about.
  7. Godchecker: Doing a little work on ancient gods and goddesses? This tool can help you make sure you have your information straight.
  8. Healia: Find a wide range of health topics and information by using this site.
  9. Sci-Fi Search: Those working on sci-fi can search through relevant sites to make sure their ideas are original.

Books

Find your own work and inspirational tomes from others by using these search engines.

  1. Literature Classics: This search tool makes it easy to find the free and famous books you want to look through.
  2. InLibris: This search engine provides one of the largest directories of literary resources on the web.
  3. SHARP Web: Using this tool, you can search through the information on the history of reading and publishing.
  4. AllReaders: See what kind of reviews books you admire got with this search engine.
  5. BookFinder: No matter what book you’re looking for you’re bound to find it here.
  6. ReadPrint: Search through this site for access to thousands of free books.
  7. Google Book Search: Search through the content of thousands upon thousands of books here, some of which is free to use.
  8. Indie Store Finder: If you want to support the little guy, this tool makes it simple to find an independent bookseller in your neck of the woods.

Blogging

For web writing, these tools can be a big help.

  1. Technorati: This site makes it possible to search through millions of blogs for both larger topics and individual posts.
  2. Google Blog Search: Using this specialized Google search engine, you can search through the content of blogs all over the web.
  3. Domain Search: Looking for a place to start your own blog? This search tool will let you know what’s out there.
  4. OpinMind: Try out this blog search tool to find opinion focused blogs.
  5. IceRocket: Here you’ll find a real-time blog search engine so you’ll get the latest news and posts out there.
  6. PubSub: This search tool scours sites like Twitter and Friendfeed to find the topics people are talking about most every day.
Bastion Sci-Fi Magazine Accepting Stories for November Issue - Pays up to $50

writingcareer:

image

Bastion Science Fiction Magazine, which released its first issue in May 2014, is now accepting submissions for a limited time for the November issue.

R. Leigh Hennig, editor-in-chief, is reviewing spine-tingling works of the weird and eccentric, mainly short sci-fi stories, 1K to 5K words. He will consider other fiction genres

Read More


PMMP is Reviewing Flash Fiction Stories - Token Payment: $20/story

writingcareer:

image

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing (PMMP), a small press publisher of tribute anthologies and short story ebooks, is reviewing flash fiction to publish in its eNewsletter.

Editor-in-Chief Max Booth III is accepting dark fiction, sci-fi, crime and noir genres. Submit original, unpublished stories only.

Read More


LampLight magazine Seeking Dark Fiction Stories for Next Issue - Pays up to $150/story

writingcareer:

image

Small press publisher Apokrupha LLC. is accepting fiction stories for the Winter issue (vol. 4) of Lamplight (est. 2012), a quarterly literary e-zine of dark fiction tales.

The editor is reviewing both flash fiction (under 1K words) and short story fiction (2K-7K words). Stories should reflect the style of “weird fiction,” a subgenre of speculative fiction

Read More


Timothy McSweeney’s Seeks 5 Future Freelance Columnists - Pays $500, plus 1-yr contract

writingcareer:

image

Now in its sixth year of sponsoring ‘The Column Contest,’ publishing company Timothy McSweeney’s will award $500 cash prizes and 1-year writing contracts to five writers who have the best ideas for bi-weekly columns for its online publication called McSweeney’s Internet Tendency [?].

Writers are encouraged to submit their columns ideas, a sample column, and an outline of what they intend to write for future columns.

Read More


Vitality magazine Seeks Prose and Poetry for a Pre-Launch Issue

writingcareer:

image

The editors of a new literary magazine called Vitality are curating submissions of prose, poetry and artwork to publish a free “mini-zine” for readers and to create buzz for a planned Kickstarter campaign. The mini-zine and future issues will feature entertaining and uplifting stories that portray queer people in a positive mindset and do not focus exclusively on the hardships or negative issues they commonly encounter due to their gender or sexuality.

Read More


'Alice in Wonderland' Anthology Needs YA Short Stories - Pays $50/story

writingcareer:

image

To celebrate the 150th commemoration of the timeless story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (pub. 1865), small press publisher Leap Books (est. 2009) is curating young adult stories for a commemorative anthology titled Beware of the Little White Rabbit.

Read More


The Writer’s Market (2016 edition) Seeks Article Pitches from Freelance Writers

writingcareer:

image

Robert Brewer, who edits the popular Writer’s Market directories, is soliciting how-to non-fiction articles from freelance writers to publish in the 2016 Writer’s Market.

He is seeking articles squarely aimed at freelance writers with a business angle. He will not accept articles on the writing process. Past articles have addressed query letters and article pitches

Read More


theme.