Monthly Archives: October 2014

Submission Guidelines: Iowa Review

Iowa Review

The Iowa Review, run by the writing and literature departments at the University of Iowa publishes three times a year.

Contest submissions are accepted in January, all other submissions from September through November.

The Iowa Review accepts simultaneous submissions.

Submissions are accepted online for a fee or through snail mail.

Response time is one to four months.

Iowa Review pays eight cents per word, one hundred dollars minimum

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October Quote Week #5

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” – Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Writer’s Resource: Word Count Spreadsheets

Now that you have your tools to motivate you to write, here are some options to keep track of how many words you write a day. Each offers a different layout

Jamie Raintree – It looks like an excel spreadsheet, but you have to email her to get a copy.

Keith Dumble – The Amazing Mechanical Wordcount Tracker, this is for Google Drive users only.

Justin McLachlan – an excel spreadsheet for download that changes colors as you progress

Sprint Shack – another excel spreadsheet

Jenny Trout – excel done up by week

Nerds and Nomsense – a guide on how to make your own spreadsheet

Finally, the previously mention Svenja Gosen

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

Submission Guidelines: Litro

Litro

Litro is a print and online publication based out of London.

They accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple.

Litro asks for two weeks to three months response time.

The print publication is themed based, the online publication is not, both accept online submissions only.

Litro does not mention payment for publication.

Writer’s Resource: Word Count Applications

With NaNo fast approaching, here are a few options to help encourage achieving the daily word count goal.

Write or Die – this offers the carrot and stick options for writing, using pictures, sounds and colors based on how well the writing goes. Application charges fee for download.

750Words – based on the idea of writing three pages a day, the site offers rewards in the form of points and monthly contests. Site charges a fee after a free trial membership.

Written? Kitten! – operates on a reward system. Site shows a picture after so many words. Default is of kittens, but can be changed. Use is free.

ilys – does not allow the writer to edit until the world goal is reached.  The writing box doesn’t even show the entire document, just the last letter type. Once the word count is reached then you can access the full piece and edit. Use is free.

Writeometer – an android app that supplies graphs for tracking word counts, rewards for achieving goals, and sends notifications to remind you to write. Download is free.

There is also the previously mentioned HabitRPG.

May the Muse be With You,

Kelly

 

Submission Guidelines: River Styx

River Styx

River Styx has been around since the 70’s and publishes three times a year, one of which is themed.

They accept snail mail submissions from May 1 to November 30.

River Styx accepts simultaneous submissions, but not multiple.

They ask for three to five months response time.

River Styx pays a one year subscription, two contributors copy, and a monetary amount based on funds, minimum of $75.