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Calls for Submissions Round-Up: May

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Starting this month, we have a new format for Calls for Submissions.  On the first Wednesday of each month, we’ll share a complete list of all current calls for submissions, sorted by deadline.  Throughout the month we will share new calls for submissions via Facebook and Twitter, so if you want to be in the loop, make sure to find us one place and/or the other!

If you have information on calls for submissions not listed below that you think Literary Mama readers would appreciate knowing about, please e-mail us at lmblogcontact (at) literarymama (dot) com.

And now, this month’s round-up:

G.R.I.T.S : Girls Raised In The South -- An Anthology on Southern Queer Womyns’ Voices and Their Allies is accepting submissions of recipes, poetry, essays, short stories and images.  For details see the G.R.I.T.S. Facebook page. Deadline: June 1, 2013

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Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist press, seeks submissions (poetry and hybrid texts) for its annual chapbook contest.  Guidelines and details can be found here. Deadline: June 1, 2013

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Pregnancy & Newborn is accepting submissions of essays about motherhood for its inaugural essay contest. Click here for additional guidelines and details. Deadline: June 1, 2013

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Chicken Soup for the Soul is seeking submissions for a number of upcoming potential books. Topics include: Think Positive for Kids, The Dating Game, Miracles, and Multi-Tasking Moms. Click here for more information, deadlines and additional topics.

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Hip Mama is seeking submissions for its “Handicapable”-themed issue.  Click here for details and guidelines. Deadline: July 1, 2013

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Balaustine is a forthcoming anthology on the topic of “wanting family.”  Submission categories include poetry, short stories and essays about wanting children, being unable to have children, miscarriage and loss, infertility, adoption, and other ‘alternative’ families. Click here for details. Deadline: July 1, 2013

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Tracy Alverson is accepting submissions for a new anthology entitled “Homespun Mommas.”  She is looking for stories from radical mommas who have intentionally decided to live a more back-to-nature, simple life.  Whether you make everything from scratch, spin your own wool, or homeschool she wants to hear from you. For more information please email Tracy at homespunmommas (at) gmail (dot) com. Deadline: August 1, 2013

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Open to Interpretation is seeking submissions in any genre inspired by images chosen for their “Love + Lust” theme. To view the winning images and for submission details and guidelines, click here. Deadline: August 6, 2013

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Stealing Time is accepting submissions for their “Wild Things” issue. Click here for submission guidelines and here for Carol Smallwood’s conversation with Sarah Gilbert, Stealing Time’s Editor-in-Chief. Deadline: September 1, 2013

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The Fourth River announces a 2014 themed issue on Women and Nature.  They are looking for poetry and creative nonfiction (especially prose poetry and lyric essays), written by women and inspired by the natural world or addressing environmental concerns. Click here for more information. Deadline: December 15, 2013

 


The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editors are Laura Roberts and Rudri Patel; read their bios here and here.


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