Rainbow Rumpus magazine Needs Kids’ LGBT-Themed Stories - Pays $300/story
Rainbow Rumpus, an online literary magazine for children and youth with LGBT parents, is reviewing children’s and young adult fiction stories for forthcoming issues. The magazine imparts a wholesome, enjoyable, and inspiring resource for young people to create and appreciate art, overcome solitude, and become more active to build a better community.
Editor-in-Chief Liane Bonin Starr, the person in charge of submissions, welcomes stories from the viewpoint of kids or teenagers with LGBT parents or other family members
Women Writers Needed to Submit Dark Fiction Stories for Mantid Magazine - Pays $25/story
Mantid Magazine is curating dark fiction stories from women writers for the Summer 2016 issue. The publication celebrates modern weird storytelling created by writers and artists of diverse backgrounds, including socially-disadvantaged groups in society.
The editors have received enough poetry, but still need stories in the following categories:
My University is currently working on publishing their annual literary journal, Metonym. We are in the beginning processes of creating this journal. Completing and publishing this work requires many different people doing different jobs as a collective.
My job is contacting artists who would like their work featured in the literary journal. That’s where you come in!
If you’d like your art used in the final publication of Metonym, contact me as soon as possible, and if you have some art on your blog or a webpage, i can show your art to the rest of the team and we’d be happy to use your art to make the literary journal something that people will really enjoy!
This is a great opportunity for any level of artist who wants to see the process of a publication or would like to see their art as a part of something bigger!
If you are interested in any way or have questions, please contact me via my ask box (off anonymous please)
Using a journalistic lens, our team is looking to further illuminate one of Tumblr’s most influential poets, the motif to her collection, and more. To get prepped for the review, make sure you grab a copy of Bone Tongue here.
Also, we are still looking for hi-quality contributions in poetry, art & photography. Yes. We are accepting previously published work too. Just make sure it’s your absolute best. For a full list of submission guidelines, visit www.sjreview.com/submissions/.
Reminders of the softness of the world are returning. Residents at our local senior center are planting flowers. New blossoms are emerging from the soil in gardens across Boston. This is the season of blossoming, a time for the rebellious act of growth. We’ve planted a garden in this spirit; its a sanctuary for everyone. Welcome to the March 2016 issue of Rising Phoenix Review.
When we speak our narratives with courage and passion, communities can be united. We must rally around the brave poets who share their truths. Please let all of the poets in this issue know they have been heard. Let them know they are loved.
My resources on this topic are scattered, so I’m putting them + others all in one place. Finally.
You can publish a collection of poems as a book or a collection of short stories as a book, but it’s not likely that any of the major publishers (or even agents, which you need to get into those major publishing houses) will take on something like that from a debut author.
Start small. If you’re in school and if your school has a literary magazine of some kind, try to get published in it. Then move on to other literary magazines. Then try for a smaller publisher. It’s important to build up your credentials before you try for the traditional publishing path.
If you don’t want to go to a small press, you can always self-publish. And with self-publishing, the rules are yours. You can do anything.
You can find small presses at the following places:
To publish individual stories and poems, go to literary magazines or anthologies. Again, it’s not likely a major publisher will look at your short story for an anthology unless you are an established author. Go to the smaller presses.
You should also try to enter contests. But be careful of scams. Sometimes legit writing contests can lead to publication.
It’s important to make sure your work fits in with whatever magazine or journal you’re submitting to or with whatever publisher you’re approaching. Many journals will only take a certain genre or certain themes. Other times they have different themes for each publication.
Make sure that your work fits in. Read past publications from these small presses and from the journals you’re submitting to.
When you are putting together a collection of poems or short stories, they should “fit together” as well. Sometimes this means having a similar topic or theme. Sometimes this means the styles are similar. Read other short story and poetry collections to get an idea of what other authors have done.
Most literary journals require that you submit a cover letter rather than a query letter.
A lot of writers are concerned with republishing a work that previously appeared in a literary journal. The specifics of what happens with the copyright of your story varies by literary journal.
The rule of thumb is that you can’t publish a poem or short story in more than one literary journal. If two journals accept you, you’ll have to reject one.
Some journals will allow you to republish your work after a certain amount of time has passed. It depends on the journal you’ve submitted to. However, most journals will not accept previously published work.
Just make sure you have the rights to your story before you republish it elsewhere.
These days, it seems everyone—from professional writers to that guy in the coffee shop—is submitting short stories to literary journals. How do you give your short story every possible advantage so that it grabs an editor’s attention? First and foremost, your story should be page-turning terrific. But just as important: Does your short story make it easy for an editor to say, Yes, let’s publish that?
Here are some tips that will make it easier for an editor to give his or her stamp of approval.
Here is a master post with links to all the poems we featured during our August issue. Please support the phenomenal poets we published in this issue by reading their work. We love them. We promise you will too!