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Calls for Submission Round-Up: August

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On the first Wednesday of each month, Literary Mama shares a complete list of all current calls for submissions, sorted by deadline.  Throughout the month we share new calls for submissions via Facebook and Twitter, so if you want to be kept in the loop, make sure to find us one place and/or the other!

And now, this month’s round-up (* indicates a new addition since last month’s post):

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* The Manilla Envelope is looking for new work (poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art work) to include in their upcoming Fall Issue.  Deadline:  September 30, 2013. They also accept submissions on a rolling basis.

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The Momoir Project is a community of women writers that supports the art of writing about motherhood. The blog is currently seeking submissions. Please submit essays about any aspect of motherhood that are between 400 and 500 words to editormomoir (at) gmail (dot) com. This call is ongoing.

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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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Wising Up Press is seeking submissions for two anthologies: Lasting Friendships Across Deep Divides; and Love Before: Love After.  Click here for details and guidelines. Deadline: August 15, 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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Rebellion Press is seeking submissions on the Janis Martin Experience for an upcoming blended authorized biography and anthology featuring the historical, late and great Female Elvis. Seeking short (up to 1,000 word) nonfiction encounters with the late performer, creative prose/poetry/fiction of the musical experience with her work and fanfare that would be suitable for a book. Please email submissions in MS word format to DavinaRhine (at) RebellionPress (dot) com. Chosen submissions will receive acknowledgement of publication in the book and a signed author copy. Deadline: September 1, 2013

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The Mom Egg is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art for its twelfth annual issue. They are looking for traditional or experimental work by mothers or about motherhood. Click here for details and submission guidelines. Deadline: September 1, 2013

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The Talking Writing Prize is an annual contest that celebrates the diversity of online, personally driven writing. For 2013 there are two prize categories: flash fiction on any subject, and creative nonfiction about family life and the meaning of family. Click here for more information and submission guidelines. (Note: there is a $15 entry fee.) Deadline: October 1, 2013

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* Creative Nonfiction announces an anthology about all things babies, tentatively titled "Oh Baby! True Stories about Tiny Humans."  Read the guidelines here. Deadline:  October 14, 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

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


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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