OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS
Contests and Submissions
OREGON HUMANITIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR “SETTLE”
Oregonian Humanities invites Oregonians to submit their stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments on the word "Settle" for Oregon Humanities magazine's fall/winter 2018 issue. Share an experience that involves squaring up a debt or accepting terms that aren’t ideal. Tell us about getting comfortable or becoming secure and the impact of these actions on you or others. Explore a historical agreement or negotiation with broad or deep consequences that still reverberate today.Contributors are encouraged to visit oregonhumanities.org to review the guidelines and complete call for submissions and familiarize themselves with the publication. At this time, Oregon Humanities only accepts work from writers who reside in Oregon.
Writers should submit one proposal or one draft by July 23, 2018, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or post to Kathleen Holt, Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 921 SW Washington Street, Suite 150, Portland, Oregon, 97205. No phone calls, please.
Oregon Humanities magazine, a triannual publication, welcomes all forms of essays and journalism. The magazine accepts proposals and drafts of researched pieces and journalistic features, but only accepts drafts only of personal essays, which must push beyond simple narrative and consider larger thematic questions. Features generally range between 1,500 and 4,000 words. All contributors are paid depending on the length and complexity of the piece. Currently the magazine is distributed to nearly 14,000 readers. Work from Oregon Humanities has been reprinted in textbooks, the Pushcart Prize anthology, Utne Reader, and Best American Essays, and featured on public radio programs Think Out Loud and This American Life.
Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about our programs and publications—which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine—can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Call for Submissions: Little Bitty Writing Space Fiction Anthology
Little Bitty Writing Space is an anthology of flash fiction (stories <1,000 words). It is open to all genres and all topics, and writers at any level of experience. As long as your tale is well-told, we want to read it.
The anthology is the third in a series of flash fiction books published by Browncoat Publishing, a local press based in Portland, Oregon run by husband-and-wife team Jason Brick and Rachel Letofsky.
This is a crowdfunded project, and will go live on Kickstarter in mid-to-late June.
Accepted authors are paid $10 and receive an electronic copy of the anthology once the project funds. Authors receive a print copy free if the project reaches its stretch goal.
If you have a piece that you think could call Little Bitty Writing Space home, please follow the link below and fill out our submissions form.
Thank you and good luck!
Baseball-Themed Short Plays Wanted
Award and festival winning playwright and poet seeks scripts. Looking for short, 3-15 minutes, baseball themed plays to accompany my play, DUGOUT MEMORIES, to make a complete evening of baseball theme plays. Currently have not set a deadline. No restrictions on content except plays must have a baseball theme. Contact Jerry-Mac Johnston with questions or submissions. Hard copies submit to 1438 S. Arcadia, Springfield, MO 65804 or email attachments to email@example.com. Jerry-Mac is a member of the Springfield (MO) Writer’s Guild. www.springfieldwritersguild.org
Colorado Gold Contest
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Click here for more information.
Idaho Writers Guild
Located in Boise, IWG offers many events and resources to writers of all genres, and sponsors an annual Writers Rendezvous, which includes a writing contest. Check their website for details and to subscribe to their newsletters,
Willamette Writers offers many opportunities for Oregon writers. Visit their website to find out more:
Writing Resources and Classes
Finding an Agent
1. Query Tracker - http://querytracker.net/index.php
Finding a Publication for a Short story
1. Duotrope's Digest - http://www.duotrope.com/
2. Medium (Blogs, Short Stories)
- Garner's Modern American Usage
-Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
-Scene & Structure
-The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
- Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure
Editing and Critiques:
1. Developmental Edits, Critique by Kelly Schaub (email):
2. Copy editing (fiction and nonfiction) and developmental editing (fiction only) by Elizabeth Nunes:
Workshops, Conferences, and Literary