18 September 2012

opportunities for writers 9/18

a-z presses

Welcome to this week’s Opportunities for Writers! Continuing the “A to Z” series, which presents you with three literary journals and presses seeking your writing, we’ll focus this week on the letter “F”. Enjoy!

Start prepping your pencils for these great opportunities for writers
(Image: "pencils" by Borbas Krisztian)
Fantastic 'F's

frozen underground

About: Frozen Underground is a relatively new electronic journal that is “excited about this … opportunity we have to create something exciting with your creations/writing.” They are seeking poetry and flash fiction that “packs a punch.”

Submission Process: Poets should submit no more than five poems at a time; flash fiction pieces should be no longer than 1,000 words. Frozen Underground only accepts submissions through their online submission manager, via Submittable. They prefer poems that are “accessible” and “narrative.” You can access their Submittable manager, and read their full submission guidelines, here.

Reading Period: Frozen Underground doesn’t list a reading period; for this reason you can probably safely assume they have a rolling reading period unless they change their site to state otherwise.

Website: Visit Frozen Underground online at www.frozenundergroundpress.com


About: Fugue is “a journal of new literature edited by graduate students within the University of Idaho’s English and Creative Writing Programs.” If you’d like to be in the company of writers like Charles Baxter, Stephen Dobyns, Natasha Trethewey, Stephen Dunn, and more, Fugue is the journal for you. Fugue is a paying press—all contributors receive payment and two complimentary copies of the journal—which also makes them competitive!

Submission Process: Submissions are accepted online only. Writers should send no more than five poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay at a time. For more on their submission guidelines, and to access their submission manager, go here.

Reading Period: Fugue is currently open to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction submissions from September 1 through May 1. They publish semiannually in Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall.

Website: Visit Fugue online at www.fuguejournal.org

the fiddleback

About: The Fiddleback, founded “during the great recession of 2010,” is an “independent, online arts & literature magazine edited by a reclusive band of poets, writers, and audiophiles from across the country.” They describe their “guiding principle” as “cross-pollination”: “We believe in mixing and colliding artistic disciplines to attract a diverse readership. We’re committed to both finding new talent as well as promoting established writers and artists who create exceptional work in their fields.”

Submission Process: All work should be submitted via Fiddleback’s online submission system and attached as .doc or .docx documents. All submissions should also include a cover letter with a brief bio. Poets should send no more than five poems per submission. Fiction writers should note that they primarily publish short stories, and writers should send no more than one fiction piece at a time. Nonfiction writers should note that the editors are “drawn to hybridity and experimentation” but are also interested in “classic structures that are too good to be dismissed”; no more than one nonfiction piece at a time. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be double-spaced. For more on the Fiddleback submission guidelines, visit their Guidelines page.

Reading Period: Fiddleback accepts submissions year-round

Website: For more on The Fiddleback, check them out online at www.thefiddleback.com

Happy Writing!


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