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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

Submission Guidelines: Crab Orchard Review

Crab Orchard Review

Crab Orchard Review is a twice yearly print publication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

They have specific rules for each release. The Summer/Fall issue is topic specific, submissions are accepted through snail mail only from October 1 through November 10. The Winter/Spring issue prints the winners of their contests and accepts submissions online.

Crab Orchard review asks for nine months response time, though most will hear back in one to five months.

They accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple.

Crab Orchard Review pays twenty-five dollars per published magazine page, two copies of that issue and a years subscription. Payment for contest winners is explained in the contest rules.

Writer’s Resource: AWP

Association of Writers & Writing Programs

According to their own statement, AWP “provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 500 college and university creative writing programs, and 125 writers’ conferences and centers.”

Within their pages, you can find links for jobs, conferences, writing programs, and contests. A lot of the information is free. There are some things that are available only to those that have an account, which is different from being a member.

As a part in their efforts in education, they publish a magazine and provide links to articles about industry news.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Writer’s Resource: Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers works along the same lines as Writer’s Digest. They are all about providing tools for writers.

They publish a magazine six times a year. Articles are also available through the website. They offer a place to connect with other writers as well as listings for conferences.  Need an agent or some inspiration? There are links for those, too, among many other things.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Writers Resource: SFWA

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

I’ve mentioned SFWA in a few posts in relation to magazine submissions.  SFWA is a professional organization for science fiction and fantasy writers founded in 1965. There are some privileges afford to members only, but the website is a gold mine of information. Even for those who don’t write SF/F.

There are resources for educators and readers, a blog, they sponsor Writer Beware, provide links to craft tips and tools, and host the Nebula Awards.

May the Muse be with you,

Kelly

Submission Guidelines: Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train is a triannual publication that takes only short stories.

They accept simultaneous submissions as well as previously published pieces, if they fit within certain parameters.

There is no mention of multiple submissions but Glimmer Train breaks the year up into various contests.  All are paid, some have a fee to cover the award, others are free but offer less pay.

Glimmer Train prefers online submissions but will accept snail mail.

Response time is dictated by the publication and contest timeline.

Submission Guidelines: Flash Frontier

Flash Frontier

Flash Frontier is a New Zealand based flash fiction challenge and competition site.  They invite fellow New Zealanders and Kiwi’s abroad to join them.  I don’t know if this means others cannot participate.

They publish bi-monthly based on themes.  Submissions are accepted until the last day of the month for the next months theme.

Flash Frontier is looking for flash fiction, 250 words or less.  251 will not be accepted.

They have explicit instructions on how to submit through email.

Flash Frontier does not pay for publication, but there are prizes awarded.