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Call for submissions: Greater Hamilton Musician – Musicians Annual 2013

Musician with Guitar Jumping into AirHere’s a great opportunity for you writerly types in the Burlington/Hamilton area who are also connected to or interested in the local music scene.

Greater Hamilton Musician, a website and resource dedicated to promoting local musicians and connecting them with their community, is looking for submissions for its Musicians Annual, 2013 edition, which will be going to print at the end of November. It will be distributed around Hamilton and Burlington.

Greater Hamilton Musician is looking for stories, reviews or other articles that would interest musicians. They are looking for exclusive interviews with local artists and arts supporters/administrators/event-makers who exemplify quality, passion, and performance talent in the local music scene; articles with unique, unexpected angles and subjects that will remain fresh; writing that educates readers about new performance ideas, new opportunities to earn income, and new ways of using technology; and balanced critical reviews. Photographs are also being considered.

Does this opportunity sound pitch-perfect for you? You can read the detailed submission guidelines here. You can also read the Musicians Annual 2012 to get a taste of content and tone.

Queries (a one-page pitch in an email is ideal) can be sent to editor@ghmusician.com. No unsolicited submissions, simultaneous submissions or writing on spec will be accepted. Pieces selected for publication will be paid for.

Good luck.

Maria

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Call for submissions: Love on the Road 2013

“It would be good to live in a perpetual state of leave-taking, never to go or stay, but to remain suspended in that golden emotion of love and longing; to be missed without being gone, to be loved without satiety.”

John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

BusinessTripHere’s a new project that seems tailor-made for restless writers–Love on the Road 2013. According to the project’s website, Love on the Road 2013 “will be an anthology of stories about making connections, from heartfelt ones ending in weddings, to less high-minded ones ending in beds (or wherever). Half the stories will be about travelers meeting people far from home, and the other half about people meeting travelers passing through.”

If you have a tale of ships passing in the night, suffer from incessant wanderlust, or are simply a restless romantic, consider submitting your short story (up to 5,000 words) by March 31, 2013. There is a $10 reading fee, payable via PayPal on the website. The top 12 stories will be published in Love on the Road 2013, a paperback book distributed through Amazon.com’s publish-on-demand service and an e-book distributed through Amazon.com’s Kindle service.

For more information about the project and how to submit, visit the project’s website: http://loveontheroad2013.com.

Maria

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Spread the Light

Do you like to write poetry? Are you on Twitter?

Consider joining in a collaborative Twitter poem Wednesday June 20, 8 – 10 pm EST, in celebration of the solstice. The theme, naturally, is Light.

How does this copoem work? Simply get on Twitter and tweet a line or two of original poetry. Make sure to include the hashtag keyword #copoem in your tweet so it doesn’t get lost. (If you search using the hashtag key you will be able to see what others have written too.)

Afterwards, the tweets will be gathered and stitched together – perhaps with an edit or two – and the final poem will be posted at www.karenkachra.com. Who knows what we’ll come up with…it’s an experiment!

Thanks to Tara T. @tara_in_canada for this fun idea and Karen Kachra @karenkachra for organizing everything!

Happy Solstice,
The Restless Writers

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Call for Submissions: Short political fiction

Man Speaking Into MicrophonesThe Restless Writers are happy to post a call for submissions from editor Sandra McIntyre of Roseway Publishing (Nova Scotia and Manitoba).

The call is for short story submissions for an upcoming anthology of political fiction. Here are the criteria in brief:

  • 4,000 words maximum, no minimum length
  • Short graphic fiction welcome
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay
  • Submissions of previously published stories are okay
  • Canadian authors only
  • Payment of $100 for anthology rights (print and electronic rights)
  • Deadline: June 1, 2012

For more details about what is considered political fiction and for submission instructions, check out the full call for submissions on Sandra’s website: http://www.sandralit.com/

Happy writing!

Maria

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