11 September 2012

opportunities for writers 9/11

a--z presses

Welcome to this week’s Opportunities for Writers! Join in as we continue our focus on an “A to Z” series of literary journals and presses. Each week features three presses with open calls for submission seeking your writing! Enjoy!

Start prepping your pencils for these great opportunities for writers
(Image: "pencils" by Borbas Krisztian)
Everything 'E'


About: Enhance is an online magazine that “[tries] to understand the human’s perception of life through literature and art.” They invite, and in fact encourage, submissions from new and emerging writers and artists. They publish four times a year, which means you have plenty of opportunities to get your work in and noticed by thoughtful editors!

Submission Process: Enhance only accepts email submissions; visit the website for the email address. Your submission must include the word “Submission” in the subject or else face being “mercilessly ignored, deleted, or both.” Your submission should include only three pieces, in any combination, and a short bio with links and/or a photo. For more on the submission process, visit Enhance’s “Submissions Guidelines” page here.

Reading Period: Submission deadlines are listed for upcoming editions on the Submissions Guidelines page. The next edition accepting submissions is Enhance Issue No. 10, the “Editor’s Choice Issue,” which does not list a deadline date; the deadline for Issue No. 11 (a poetry-only issue) is March 6, 2013

For more information about Enhance magazine, visit them online at http://enhancemag.onimpression.com/ 


About: Emerge is “a new journal of online and print poetry and prose dedicated to emerging writers and their words. We aim to publish writers who are currently emerging on the literary scene.” Because they “recognize how hard it can be to get that first publication credit,” they have established themselves as a potential “foundation” for writers to build upon. They are looking for “words with passion, voice, and place.” Emerge publishes electronically in February, April, August, and October, with print issues in June and December.

Submission Process: Submissions are accepted only via their electronic Submittable submission manager. Poets should send no more than 3-5 pieces (they prefer you stick to three) of your best work. For prose, writers should send no more than three stories (flash fiction of 750 words or less a piece only), in one document, at a time. You should also submit a 3-4 line third person bio with a list of publication credits with your cover letter. For more on their submission guidelines, visit Emerge online here.

Reading Period: June 1st to October 1st and December 1st to April 1st

Website: Read more about Emerge online at emergeliteraryjournal.com

evening street review

About: Evening Street Review is a print publication that, “emphasizing its belief in the equality of both men and women, publishes two issues a year in the spring and the fall” with a focus on writing that “has both clarity and depth.”

Submission Process: Writers should submit 3-6 poems, or 1-2 prose pieces, at a time. While email submissions are preferred, Evening Street also provides a mailing address for snail mail submissions. Unfortunately, they don’t want simultaneous submissions, but with a relatively short response time it may be worth the wait. For more details regarding the submission process, visit their Submission Guidelines page.

Reading Period: Evening Street Review reads submissions year round, with a response time of two to three months

Website: For more information on Evening Street Review, and their various other publication opportunities (they also offer a poetry and fiction prize, and accept chapbook submissions), visit Evening Street Press online here.
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