Sunday, 11 May 2014

May, and there are lit mags looking for submissions

If you are wondering what publications out there are looking for work currently, here are a few ideas.

The Stinging Fly - not open yet, but you could be getting ready for this one, submissions in June. Takes poetry, fiction, book reviews and essays. See here I've been trying for as long as I've been writing to get a story into this... I will not give up... I will not give up... do you hear...

Wordlegs - seeking submissions for the Autumn 2014 issue, takes poetry, flash and short story. See here

The Irish Literary Review - open to submissions of poetry, flash, and short story. Online journal see details here

The Floor Magazine - a new ezine from Limerick - looking for submissions of  poetry, prose, photography, art, essay and journalisitc feature pieces. See here  

Number Eleven - short story (3,000 word max.) and flash - open submissions see here

The Weary Blues - poetry, short story (3,000 word max.), visual arts and photography - open submission see here

A New Ulster - seeks submissions of poetry, fiction and art, (adult and child) see here

The Bohemyth - an ezine that publishes poetry, short story (2,000 word max), flash fiction, and photography monthly. It issues on 7th of each month and  takes submissions 1st-23rd of the previous month see here  

Far Off Places - an ezine based in Edinburgh, next deadline for submissions 30th June 2014. It is seeking prose, poetry and drama based around the theme The Second Breakfast. See here  

Spontaneity Magazine - this is a relatively new online arts journal. It relies on writer response to features from past issues, and takes submissions of poetry, prose and visual arts. See submission details here  - rolling deadline. Latest issue for inspiration Issue 02

And for competitions currently taking entries, see our competitions page above. Here are a few ending in May.

2014 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest - deadline 15th May 2014, 6,000 word max see here

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Novella Award 2014 - the first award in what will become a bi-annual literary event. Deadline 23rd May 2014, word count 20,000-40,000, entry fee €15, final judge novelist Jenn Ashworth. For more details see here 

Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Award 2014 - for second-level students in Counties Armagh, Cavan, Louth, Fermanagh, Meath, Monaghan and Tyrone. Deadine 30th May 2014, U15 and over 15 categories, see here

Free Wee Library Poetry Competition - deadline 30th May 2014, categories Adult, Children over 10, Children under 10, entry €5 adult, children free. For more details see here 

The Bridport Prize 2014 - competitions in three separate categories Poetry, Flash Fiction (250 words or less) and Short Story (5,000 words or less). Deadline 31st May 2014. For further details see here and here

Happy writing, and good luck submitting. 

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