06 November 2012

opportunities for writers 11/6

a-z series

We continue with the A-Z Presses series of literary journals, magazines, and presses seeking your writing with the letter “M.” (A quick note on the Submit-O-Rama: I’ll be posting soon how to confirm which challenge you participated in and/or completed very soon! Stay tuned, and continued good luck to those still waiting to hear back from journals!)


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

magic lantern review

About: Magic Lantern Review takes its name from the “magic lantern” image projection device that served as a precursor to modern motion picture projection devices. The magic lantern “represents both our oldest instincts and our newest frontiers.” Magic Lantern Review seeks “to fuse the possibilities of poetry and cinema through the alchemy of web technology.” They like poems dealing with film, yes, but more broadly poems that “demonstrate the artistic sensibilities found in film: substantial and dynamic character development; attention to visual storytelling techniques, rhythm, and craft; a fusion or crossing of artistic mediums to create a holistic experience.” 

Submission Process: Submissions should be made using Magic Lantern’s Submittable page. Submissions should include a short bio. Poets may submit up to three poems; the journal also accepts film analyses/reviews or personal essays (up to two per submission) and short films (up to 10 minutes, up to one at a time). For full submission guidelines, visit their Submission Guidelines page.

Reading Period: None listed; you may assume “rolling,” or contact the editors

Website: To learn more about Magic Lantern (check out their brief history of the magic lantern on their “About” page!), visit them online at www.magiclanternreview.com

mid-american review

About: Mid-American Review is an international literary journal dedicated to a “mission of publishing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translations.” Being featured in MAR means joining the ranks of writers such as Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, David Foster Wallace, and Stephen Dunn.

Submission Process: Submissions may be sent via standard mail or through MAR’s online submission manager. MAR seeks fiction that is “character and/or language-oriented without sacrificing narrative,” nonfiction pieces featuring “intensive examination and getting below the surface of the subject,” and poems that “emanate from textured, evocative images, use language with an awareness of how words sounds and mean, and have a definite sense of voice.” Fiction writers can submit one story (up to 6,000 words in length) or 5 shorts. Nonfiction writers are also limited to 6,000 words. Poets may send up to six poems; there is no length limit on individual poems. For more on submitting to MAR (including unique statements from each of the editorial staff members!), visit their Guidelines page

Reading Period: MAR accepts and reads submissions year round

Website: Learn more about MAR by visiting them online here

mouse tales press

About: Mouse Tales Press was started by Linda Hatton (who I know to be a lovely person, and lovely poet) as “a place where new writers would feel safe submitting their work.” She and Seattle-based copyeditor Elizabeth Johnson look forward to reading the work of seasoned and new writers looking for a place to submit their work!

Submission Process: Poems and short stories should be submitted via email (address available on the Submissions Guidelines page). The subject line of the email should include “Submissions” and the category to which the writer is submitting; writers should also include a one-paragraph bio “with links to any blogs or websites you write for, if applicable.” Short stories should be no longer than 4,000 words; poetry submissions can be from three-lines to 500 words. Read more specific guidelines (including story formatting specifics and information on where to find the most current updates regarding submissions) by visiting the Mouse Tales Press Submissions page

Reading Period: Mouse Tales Press reads year round; they do, however, try to take a break from reading the first week of the month!

Website: Visit Mouse Tales Press online at www.mousetalespress.com

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