The high desert spends a good deal of time in shades of brown, but in the summer, we bloom!
For the following links, these are items I have come across. I have not researched them and am not personally recommending them. Always do your due diligence before submitting to a contest or publication.
Freefall Magazine closes for winter issue submissions August 31. Open to Canadians only. They take fiction, poetry, art, and book reviews/interviews via query only. Pays $100 for fiction and art, $25 for poetry.
The deadline for Vine Leaves Literary Journal October issue is August 31. Vignettes of no more than 800 words, poetry, or artwork/photography. Pays 3.50 EURO.
The Reading period for the fall issue of Wolf Willow Literary Journal closes August 31. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork/photography. Pays $10-$20, depending upon your medium.
Third Flatiron is taking submissions for their fall issue with the theme Abbreviated Epics. 1500-3000 words unless it's humor, which should be no more than 600 words. Deadline August 31. Pays $.06/word.
Dreaming Robot Press is putting together an anthology, 2014 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide. Aimed at Middle Grade readers of sci-fi. 3000-6000 words. Deadline August 31. Pays $.06/word.
The reading period for KYSO Flash closes August 31. They are currently only open to halibun, prose poetry, essays, and reviews. Pays between $.10 and $.14, depending upon length.
Helen Literary Magazine closes their October issue reading period August 31. Theme is Strong Female Lead. 500-5000 words. Pays a flat rate of $20.
The Creative Writing Institute is holding their International Short Story Contest. No entry fee. Any genre. Themed contest must include these lines: "I have a list and a map. What could possibly go wrong?" This is for a themed anthology. Cash prizes. First place is $200 or a free writing course with a personal tutor, plus publication. Closes August 9.
Loudoun County Public Library is holding their Write On! Adult Short Story Writing Contest. No entry fee. Closes August 11. No more than 2500 words. First prize is $200.
Xchyler Press is holding a contest for their anthology with the theme Out of This World...True Story. Deadline August 31. 5000-15,000 words. Fantasy.
Anything of interest above? Anything to share? Publishing news? What does your summer landscape look like? Super colorful or brown?
May you find your Muse.