Writing Opportunities

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Review Opportunity: The Wyoming State Library reviews two books per month on its blog and in its monthly newsletter. These reviews go to hundreds of librarians. Books MUST either be by a Wyoming-based author or be Wyoming-related (about Wyoming or a Wyoming setting). Books must be available in print and readily available for purchase (new, not used). Priority is given to books published more recently. No books without a strong Wyoming connection will be considered. Contact Susan Mark at the State Library at susan.mark@wyo.gov or 307-777-5915 (Cheyenne) if you would like your book considered. Please do not send review copies without contacting Susan first to make sure your book meets the criteria to be considered. Submission of a review copy to the State Library does not guarantee a published review. 

No deadline: Award and festival winning playwright and poet seeks scripts.  Looking for short, 1-20 minutes, baseball themed plays to accompany my play, DUGOUT MEMORIES, to make a complete evening of baseball theme plays.  Currently have not set a deadline.  No restrictions on content except plays must have a baseball theme.  Contact Jerry-Mac Johnston with questions or submissions.  Hard copies submit to 1438 S. Arcadia, Springfield, MO  65804 or email attachments to wurdriter@gmail.com.  Jerry-Mac is a member of the Springfield (MO) Writer’s Guild.  www.springfieldwritersguild.org.

Deadline April 30, 2017: The South 85 Journal staff is ready to read again!  We’d love to see what you’ve been working on.  If you have something ready, you can submit now. Our next issue is the Fall / Winter 2016 issue, and we will release it on December 15, 2016.

Deadline April 15, 2017: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. Now in its 16th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes. Details at https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/wergle-flomp-humor-poetry-contest-free.

Deadline March 15, 2017: The Masters Review Anthology VI. 10 winners, $5,000 awarded. Roxane Gay will judge. Accepting stories and essays up to 8000 words. For current submission guidelines, visit https://mastersreview.com/.

Deadline March 5, 2017: Idaho Writer’s Guild Annual Writing Contest.  Entries can be submitted now through the first of March. Final deadline March 5, 2017. Each entry will be judged by two or more industry professionals AND you will receive the Judges’ scorecards – FREE – with each entry! For questions contact the Contest Director at sherryabriscoe@gmail.com.
Download your submission guidelines and application today at https://idahowritersguild.blogspot.com/p/entries-must-be-received-by-march-5-2017.html

Deadline February 28th, 2017: The Wyoming State Historical Society is offering cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history. The grants, ranging from $100.00 up to $1500.00 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee. Applicants will be notified of the results in the spring. All applications must be submitted electronically.Applications and rules can be obtained by visiting the Society’s website at www.wyshs.org, and then by selecting “Homsher Endowment.” For the full press release, click here.

Deadline February 15, 2017: Women’s National Book Association Fifth Annual Writing Contest. Fiction: 3,000 words, no theme. Nonfiction: 2,500 words max. Poetry: 2-3 pages (double-spaced). Submission fee: $15 for WNBA members and $20 for non-members. First place winners receive $250.00. There will be four awards in each category: 1, 2, 3, and Honorable Mention. All four winners will be published in a special Contest Edition of the WNBA’s National Newsletter, The BookwomanAll winners will be posted on the Women’s National Book Association website. Details at http://www.wnba-books.org/contest/

Deadline: February 6, 2017: Creative Nonfiction seeks essays on “Adaptation.” 4,000 word max. $3,500 for best essay.  $20 reading fee, waived for current subscribers. Details at https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/adaptation.



Hoot is a mini literary magazine that publishes fiction, poetry, and book reviews small enough to fit on a postcard. They charge $2.00 to submit up to two pieces online, or you can send work by mail. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. All work will be considered for their print postcard and online issues unless you specify otherwise. For more information, visit http://www.hootreview.com/submissions/.

Main Street Rag is a publishing company that produces a literary magazine, anthologies, and other books. They also have contests. For more information, go to  http://03c9c48.netsolhost.com/WordPress/submission-guidelines.

The Sun publishes interviews, essays, fiction and poetry. They would also like provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. They pay up to $2,000.00 for interviews and essays, $1,500.00 for fiction, and $200.00 for poetry. Work must be sent by mail. Guidelines at thesunmagazine.org/about/submission_guidelines/writing.

Cawing Crow Press is a unique, author-centered service that publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They work with the author to be sure the book is the best it can be when it’s released. They charge nothing for their services and pay 70% royalties. For more information, visit http://www.cawingcrowpress.com/aboutus.html.

High Desert Journal is a forum for literary, visual and journalistic artists to contribute a deeper understanding of the landscape and people of the interior West. They accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, books reviews, essays, interviews and visual arts. They accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. They publish biannually (in November and May) and review submissions year round. Check out their website for more information: https://highdesertjournal.submittable.com/Submit. 

Orion Magazine accepts short essays of up to 350 words for their online The Place Where Where You Live department. Some essays will be selected for publication in the print magazine. Find more information at https://orionmagazine.org/place-where-you-live/.