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Friday, September 10, 2010

calls: charity, 2 x art, 3 x best-of-deadlines

50 Stories for Pakistan

"Once again I find myself unable to keep ignoring the need to do something. This time it is Pakistan … Let’s put together a book of 50 stories, each no more than 500 words in length. Any subject or genre is acceptable, however, no stories with any violence, death, or mass destruction." - Greg McQueen, editor of 100 Stories for Haiti

Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal. Detailed Guidelines, deadline: Sunday September 19

"Twallenge" #2 - Twitter Writing Contest

Former Booker Prize Judge Holds Writing Contest on Twitter. "Write the best, most arresting simile you can in 140 characters or less."
details. + Twallenge#1 winners. date: Monday, September 13 - Wednesday September 15 (1 entry / day)

2 x ART
Referential Magazine is currently looking for art submissions: "Referential Magazine has quite a list of fiction, poetry and non-fiction pending for publication but not much in the way of art... either way, we always like to see and read more of your submissions" – (via facebook/Referential)

Negative Suck is also currently looking for art submissions: Negative Suck. (via e-mail)


Sundress is now accepting nominations for Best of the Net 2010, either from editors or from authors. "The poem, story, or essay must have been first published or appeared on the web between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010." Best of the Net guidelines, deadline 30. 9. (+ here the link to the 2009 webpage: Best of Net 2009)

The Micro Award is presented annually for the best work of flash fiction originally published in the previous calendar year (now up for nomination: year: 2010, word length: max 1000 words). The winner of the $500 prize and all other finalists will be announced on Feb. 17, 2011. Details: Micro Award. Submissions will be accepted from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010.

Pushcart Prize "Little magazine and small book press editors (print or online) may make up to six nominations from their year’s publications by our December 1, (postmark) deadline. The nominations may be any combination of poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot." - Pushcart webpage. (note: a feature on the 2010 edition with some (somewhat sobering) insights on the nomination process is up in Daily s-Press: Pushcart Prize anthology)

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