Deadline approaching for TBL contest submissions

There is only one more day to apply for TBL’s F(r)iction winter writing contest. The deadline is tomorrow, March 31, at midnight so if you have something prepared, now is a great time ┬áto give it one more look over and send it in. Their categories consist of short stories (1,000-7,500 words), flash fiction (no more than 750 words) and poetry (3 pages or less per poem). You are allowed to have multiple submissions, but do let them know if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. They do have strict formatting rules and all works that do not adhere to them will not be considered for publication. They also recommend that you take a look over past publications to make sure your work fits in with their aesthetic. There are monetary prizes for the winners of each category ranging from $300 for flash fiction and poetry to $1,000 for short stories. There is a submissions fee of $15-$18 dollars per submission and they prefer works that push the boundaries of literature.

Golden Walkman Magazine

Golden Walkman Magazine is a literary journal presented in the form of a podcast (creative!) which attempts to give written words a voice. As such, they only accept works which are submitted through that medium. This podcast is published on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. You can submit your work to them either through emailing them or through their submissions manager, however through submittable you will have to pay a fee. However, work sent through submittable will receive more critical feedback than through email. The odds of acceptance are the same for either method, though. They will not accept any previous published work and reserve the First Serial Rights to the work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, however if you find out your work will be published elsewhere and you wait until GWM informs you your work has been selected to let them know, they will blacklist you. They also will not offer payment for your work.

EI Publishing

EI Publishing is a journal that accepts work that challenges societal norms that may not be published elsewhere. This opens the door for truly unique work to be published. They will walk authors through the process of publishing their e-book and printed book. EI publishing also allows writers to pick what assistance they need and allows them to keep 100% of their publication rights and net royalties, which is very different from most other publishing companies. They do charge a $30 reading fee, however, as they do actually read everything that is sent to them. If you have a manuscript and you’re certain it’s not something that will likely be published anywhere for being too “out-of-the-box,” try sending it to EI Publishing and they will help you in every way they can.


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