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Monday, November 26, 2007


Not much this week.

Cutting Block Press
Butcher Shop Quartet: Volume 2

For BSQ2, we’ll be reading original, unpublished Novellas of between 15,000 and 40,000 words in length. Please Query for longer works. No simultaneous submissions. No multiple submissions. Each work must be accompanied by a separate synopsis of 250 to 1,000 words, describing the story in full. All submissions will be reviewed by at least one editor, but a senior editor will read every synopsis. Those submissions which reach our short list will be read in full by a senior editor. Only submissions e-mailed to the address below will be considered. Failure to follow the guidelines may result in a submission being rejected without being read.

Submissions deadline is January 31 2008, with publication scheduled during the first half of 2008. A provisional response to your submission should be expected from us within 120 days of receipt.

Payment to authors is 1.5 cents per word, with one contributor’s copy. Well-published authors of note whose work is accepted are encouraged to negotiate payment, as professional rates will be considered.


Life in the USA Essay Contest

Entry Fee: None

Contest will end either June 30, 2008 or on the publication of 100 new articles, whichever comes later. At the close of the contest, an independent panel of judges will choose the best articles based on quality of writing and relevance to an understanding of American life.

A first prize of $500 will be awarded, plus five $100 second place prizes. Individual writers may win at most a single prize, the highest for which they are chosen by the panel. Life In The USA needs sections and articles on any area of American life that could use some explaining to someone coming from another country or culture (or to a young person just starting out). We need articles explaining the part business and civic associations, service clubs, charities, and other organizations play in American life. We could also use articles explaining American geographical regions, major cities, and industries.