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Unusual Calls for Submissions

Litany, an online poetry journal, is now accepting submissions of poetry and flash fiction. For its inaugural issue Litany specifically asks their readers to consider the topic/theme "economy" and all its connotations and uses. Poetry and flash fiction that examines life with this concept in mind will be considered until October 15, 2009. Submissions may be sent to the editors at editorslitany(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @). Interested authors should carefully review the guidelines before contributing.

Robot Hearts: Twisted and True Tales of Seeking Love in the Digital Age
We want your true stories of dating and mating in the 21st century. Have you had a funny, strange or horrifying experience with online matchmaking services? Had a cybersex encounter of the weirdest kind? Conducted your relationship mostly online? Been victim of a text-message break-up? Whether you’re living happily ever after or continue to be digitally dumped, you’ve got a story we may want to publish! We are looking for thoughtful-yet-humorous nonfiction pieces that focus on the uniqueness of trying to make a human connection in this digital age. We are
interested in the ideas of love and technology intertwined, for better or for worse. Is dating now so very different from the days of our ancestors? Does courtship still exist in the world of instant-everything? Have ideas of romance changed even within your lifetime? Has technology enhanced or intercepted your chances at a love connection? Has progress gotten in the way of your more primal instincts? The world wants to know! More here.

Call for Submissions for new Anthology
What Doesn’t Kill You… a new anthology coming from Press 53 in Spring 2010 is looking for stories of struggle—real or imagined, physical or mental. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology plus the opportunity to buy unlimited copies at a discount. Contributors will also have one page in the back of the anthology for his or her bio, photo, and story comments. We’re looking for eight stories to run alongside the seven we have already requested from some of today’s top award-winning writers. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, from 100-10,000 words. Previously published works are acceptable, so long as the author holds all rights and no previous publication agreement is violated. Submissions will be accepted until the New Year rings in at midnight December 31, 2009. Send all submissions via email attachment to co-editor Murray Dunlap at murraydunlap(at)gmail.com>(replace (at) with @). Questions can be directed to Kevin Watson at kevin(at)press53.com (replace (at) with @). More here.

City Works Press seeks poetry, fiction, prose and art on motherhood and/or fatherhood for our upcoming anthology. Give us your moments of sublime joy as well your dark nights of the soul. Talk about birth, nursing, relationships, adoption, same-sex parenting, high tech conception, loss, etc. Tell us what it means NOT to have children. Limit 2,500 words for fiction/prose or 4 poems. Attach short bio. Send email or hard copy submissions by JANUARY 4, 2010 to: City Works Press/ ATTN: Mamas and Papas/ San Diego City College/ 1313 Park Blvd / San Diego, CA 92101. MammasPappas(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @). More here.

Scribblers on the Roof - a forum dedicated to writers of fiction and poetry with JEWISH THEMES will launch September 2009. This does NOT mean you have to be Jewish to submit your work, only that your pieces must have Jewish themes and/or content. Scribblers on the Roof was born out of a need for a dedicated place for both established and emerging writers of fiction and poetry with Jewish themes to submit their work. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES! * Scribblers on the Roof welcomes unsolicited submissions of original fiction and poetry only. * All submissions must have identifiable Jewish themes or content. * You may submit previously published work only if you have retained the rights to your piece. Please state where and when the piece was previously published and confirm that you have permission to publish on Scribblers on the Roof. * Scribblers on=2 0the Roof accepts simultaneous submissions * Fiction submissions may be anywhere from 500-5,000 words. * Fiction submissions over 1,500 words deemed suitable for publication will be serialized over a period of weeks depending on the length of the story. * Poetry submissions must be no more than 4 pages. * Scribblers on the Roof only accepts electronic submissions * Send submissions to submissions(at)jscribes.com (replace (at) with @). * All submissions must be in a Word Doc (.doc), double-spaced and in 12-point font. * Please include your name, email address and word count, and a short, relevant biography (no more than two lines) on a separate page. * If your piece is accepted for publication, you will be notified by email.
Beth StaplesSubmissions