Saturday, March 10, 2018

Wanted: space poems

Nomadic Delirium Press (The Martian Wave, Spaceports & Spidersilk) is reading for a collection of poems about space.  Subjects sought include "... our solar system, other solar systems, black holes, or anything in between."

Payment for accepted poems is $5.00 plus a contributor's copy.  Submit unpublished poems, 20 lines or longer, by email.  As of now, there is no official deadline for submissions.

All of the details, including the submission email address, can be found on the guidelines page.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Haiku market updates

Some haiku market news:
  • Helen is no longer a paying market, as of the new year. 
  • Acorn and tinywords both close to submissions at the end of February.
Some haiku contests with upcoming deadlines:

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Literary Hatchet #19

The Literary Hatchet #19 is available now.  You can read or download a digital copy for free, or purchase a paper copy to support the press.  There are some really good dark stories and poems in this 184-page issue.  Definitely check out "The Nightmare Collector" by Bruce Boston and "Anxious" by Chani Zwibel.

If you have work to submit, take a look at their submission guidelines and then send them your best.  They pay $10 for fiction (1000 to 6000 words) and $5 for poetry (under 100 lines).

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Upcoming haiku deadlines

Haiku contest season seems to be in full swing right now.  If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket from a recent sale, here are some contests with reading fees that are currently open:

- Bloodroot Haiku Contest: .$8 per poem.  (No fee for NCPS members.)  Deadline: January 19th.
- Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition$10 for up to three haiku or $20 for up to 10 haiku.  Deadline: January 31st.
- Hooked on Haiku Contest$10 for up to five haiku.  Deadline: April 17th.

For those who can't afford reading fees at the moment, don't despair.  All of the following contests are free to enter:

Association Santoka International Haiku Contest: Deadline: January 21st.
- Golden Triangle's Golden Haiku Contest: Deadline: February 2nd.
- Wild Plum Haiku Contest: Deadline: February 28th.
IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku AwardDeadline: March 1st.
The Annual Hortensia Anderson Memorial  Haiku/Senryu Contest: Deadline: April 15th.

The following journals stop reading submissions for their next issue on February 15th:

- cattails
- Prune Juice
- the Aurorean

Acorn closes shortly thereafter, on February 28th.

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