New Zenith Magazine is ending publication

New-Zenith-300-croppedNew Zenith Magazine is ending publication

We regret to announce that New Zenith is ending publication. The winter and spring issues are being canceled. This cancellation is beyond our control and is unavoidable.

If you’ve made a submission to us, you can consider your story released and available to submit elsewhere.

Thank you all for your support, and good luck.

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Grievous Angel | Ongoing Submissions

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Poetry & Flash Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Ongoing Submissions
Length: Poetry – max. 36 lines; Flash Fiction – max. 700 words
Payment: Fiction – 6 US cents per word; Poetry – US $1 per line

“We are a SFF&H genre-only webzine. This means Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and related speculative fiction sub-genres, including Urban Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Mythos, Steampunk and Magical Realism, as well Humour/Satire riffs on these genre.”

Read more via The Grievous Angel Poetry & Flash Fiction Submission Guidelines

Submit manuscripts to Sydney School of Arts & Humanities

New at SSOA: Submit manuscripts

“Writers are now encouraged to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication by Sydney School of Arts & Humanities. We welcome many different genres and forms of literary output, from novels and poetry to non-fiction and memoir.”

Read more via Submit manuscripts to Sydney School of Arts & Humanities

Bracken Magazine

Bracken Magazine: supports diversity in speculative fiction
Wants: Fiction and poetry

Fiction – “… seeking lyrical, character-driven myths, born out of the wood. We accept most genres, although we’re biased toward magic realism. Send us your in-between-genre pieces, your heart’s tears, your midnight reveries.”
Deadline: Not Stated
Length: max. 2,500 words
Payment: 2 cents a word

Poetry – ‘… poems that will have us feel the wood’s presences, material and immaterial, known but to be seen anew, or unknown and to be revealed. We want poems that will slip in under the skin, grasp us by the throat, and change the light in the room.”
Deadline: Not Stated
Length: max. 100 lines
Payment: $15 per poem

Read more via Submit — bracken

Blue Mountain Arts | Seasonal Deadlines

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Poetry for Greeting Cards
Seasonal Deadlines:
Christmas & General Holiday: July 15
Valentine’s Day: September 12
Easter: November 8
Mother’s Day: December 13
Father’s Day: February 7
Payment: $300 per poem

Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing poetry and writings that would be appropriate for our greeting cards.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Contemporary prose or poetry written from personal experience that reflects the thoughts and feelings people today want to communicate to one another, but don’t always know how to put into words. Because our cards capture genuine emotions on topics such as love, friendship, family, missing you, and other real-life subjects, we suggest that you have a friend, relative, or someone else in your life in mind as you write. Writings on special occasions (birthday, anniversary, congratulations, etc.), as well as the challenges, difficulties, and aspirations of life are also considered. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with our products prior to submitting material, but don’t study them too hard. We are looking for new, original, and creative writings that do not sound like anything we have already published.

Read more via Blue Mountain Arts :: About Us :: Writer’s Guidelines

Diode Poetry Journal | Ongoing Submissions

diodeDiode Poetry Journal
Ongoing Submissions

What is electropositive poetry? It’s poetry that excites and energizes. It’s poetry that uses language that crackles and sparks. We’re looking for poetry from all points on the arc, from formal to experimental (no light verse or erotic poetry, please). Simultaneous submissions are welcomed, but please notify us if they’re accepted elsewhere. diodedoes not accept previously published work.

Please submit 3-5 poems with a cover letter via email to:  submit@diodepoetry.com

Please attach poems in either Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

We read year round and will respond in 4-8 weeks.

Source: Diode Poetry

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Title For Your Book

Just as a great cover will help sell a book, so will a great title – Source: http://blog.karenwoodward.org/

“4 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Title for Your Book” by Karen Woodward. 13 May, 2013. Karen Woodward.

That’s what I’ve been doing for the past few days, researching how to create the perfect title. I’m kicking myself for not doing this while Chuck Wendig had his Titular Titles flash fiction challenge.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far. A great title is:

1. Easy To Remember

There are few things more frustrating than someone telling me the title of a book they think I’d love and then not being able to remember it at the bookstore!

Help readers out, make the title of your work memorable. Yes, I know, that’s easier said than done but there are a few simple tips.

Alliteration

Have you ever noticed that poetry is easier to memorize than prose? It has rhythm, meter.

Maryann Yin gives these titles as examples: When Crickets Cry and Wildflowers from Winter.

Short

This isn’t always true, but I think it’s best to try and keep a title to four words or less.

For more tips on choosing a title: Karen Woodward: 4 Things To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Title For Your Book

How to Write a Poem and Wake Up the World

“How to Write a Poem and Wake Up the World” by Len Cristobal. Freelance Writing.

For freelance writers with a desire to still bring out the Shakespeare and Robert Frost in them after a day’s work, there are places for your lyricism: blogs, self-publishing, literary publications, and even poetry writing competitions.

However, poetry is not just about fusing words and rhythm. There is some labor involved here, and it’s going to hurt. A poet’s work, according to Indian British novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie, is “to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”

Read more via HOW TO WRITE A POEM AND WAKE UP THE WORLD by Len Cristobal.