Words with Jam First Page Competition 2012

Words with JamWords with Jam’s annual First Page Competition is now open with an increased first prize – DOUBLE what it was last year. They are looking for the most gripping, “read-on-able” first page of any genre. They state bribes can be sent in cash, but they guarantee they won’t do you much good.

The prizes are: 1st Prize – £500; 2nd Prize – £100; 3rd Prize – £50; and all three winning entries will be published in the August 2012 issue of Words with JAM.

The entry fee is £6 for one entry or £10 for two. The closing date is Friday, 8th June 2012.

For more information, visit their website.

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Cactus Heart Call for Submissions

Cactus Heart PressCactus Heart, a new e-literary journal, seeks original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art & photography.

They’re looking for spiny writing—writing that is sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior.

Their inaugural issue – in full-color PDF format – is expected to go live May 15.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis,but must be received by April 15, 2012 to be considered for Issue #1.

For more information, visit their website.

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Monstrosities of the Midway: Literary Contest

Midway JournalThe Midway Journal wants to see your mysteries, anomalies, and clashing energies. Send them your giant rats, conjoined twins, Fiji mermaids, and bearded ladies. They invite any writing that complicates issues of performance and identity.

Submit: March 5th – May 31st; Fee: $15 per entry.

Prize: $1000 + publication in Midway Journal for a winning poem (or group of poems), story, or essay. The judges are Ana Božičević and Amy King.

For more information, visit their website.

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Empirical Spring Writing Contest

Empirical MagazineEmpirical Magazine is now accepting submissions for its Spring Writing Contest. Send in up to three short stories no longer than 5,000 words apiece or up to four poems no longer than two pages each.  Fees are rated by quantity and type of submission and early bird discounts are available. The submissions deadline is May 15th.

For more information, please visit the Empirical website.

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