23 October 2012

opportunities for writers 10/23

a-z presses
Welcome to this week’s Opportunities for Writers! This week, we continue with the “A to Z” series with three K-presses seeking your writing. Enjoy!

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About: Kalyani Magazine is a literary magazine for women of color.  Each issue explores one theme, word, or concept impacting women “in diverse ways.” Kalyani “specifically [welcomes] submissions from previously unpublished authors” … In other words, if you’re looking for a place for your work and you are a new writer, Kalyani might just be the home for you!

Submission Process: Submissions are limited to women (which they define as “anyone who self-identifies as a woman the majority of the time”) and those “of colour” (which they define as “anyone who self-identifies as a person of colour ,” e.g. Asian, Hispanic, African heritage, etc.). Submissions are limited to up to 1500 words. For poetry, each poem must be submitted as a separate Word document. Submissions must be emailed to the address provided on their Submission Details page; the email must include the author’s full name, desired published name, the way in which you identify yourself as a “woman of color,” and a short sentence describing how the submission relates to the theme. For more on the submission guidelines, visit Kalyani’s Submission Details page.

Reading Period: Submissions for Issue #2 (theme: Sound) are accepted until 31 January 2013; submissions “will be reviewed after submissions are closed,” which means you might have to wait some time before hearing back.

Website: To learn more about Kalyani, their vision, etc., visit them online at kalyanimagazine.com


About: Kenning Journal expresses the goal of bringing together “both ‘page’ and ‘spoken word’ poems in one place, in both their written and oral forms.” The journal is open to established and emerging poets writing in a variety of forms (formal and free verse). The journal notes that a traditional “page” version of accepted poems “will always be accompanied by an audio-file of the poet reading his or her work.”

Submission Process: Kenning is “looking for pieces that are thought provoking, idiosyncratic, passionate, funny, revelatory, ferocious.” 3-5 poems should be submitted at a time to the journal’s Submittable submissions manager. An important note: if your poem is accepted, you must send a sound or video file within two weeks or the acceptance will be revoked! For more on Kenning’s submission guidelines, visit their Guidelines page.

Reading Period: Kenning reads year round (note: they do not accept multiple submissions)

Website: Visit Kenning online and check out their archives at www.kenningjournal.com

kenyon review

About: The Kenyon Review is one of the “big boys” (or, “big girls,” to avoid gender bias) … Foudned in 1939, KR’s mission is “to identify exceptionally talented emerging writers, especially from diverse communities, and publish their work … alongside the many distinguished, established writers featured in its pages.”

Submission Process: All submissions must be submitted through the journal’s Submittable portal. Authors should submit no more than one submission in a given genre at a time. Short fiction and essays may be up to 7500 words; poets may submit up to 6 poems, submitted as a single document. The journal also accepts plays (up to 30 pages), excerpts from larger works (up to 30 pages), and translations in both poetry and short prose. For more on the journal’s submission guidelines, visit their Submissions page.

Reading Period: 15 September 2012 through 15 January 2013

Website: To learn more about The Kenyon Review and its history, and to check out the journal’s archives, visit them online at www.kenyonreview.org

Happy Writing!


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