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Monday, March 24, 2008

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Wedding's Great Misadventures

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2008

We are seeking stories, articles and essays on the general subject of wedding day misadventure for publication in Wedding's Greatest Misadventures. We are looking for nonfiction, first-person stories about wedding meltdowns, bad judgment calls, Ex-boy/girlfriend crashing the event, cheating during the ceremony, fights, pranks, comical/ironic episodes, disaster, animal attacks, bizarre injuries, regretful toasts, temper flare-ups, crazy in-laws, natural disaster, misfortune, loss of wit, or day of episodes that surround the marriage experience.

Pays: $100 and four contributor copies upon publication if their story is selected for publication.

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The Pedestal Magazine

Poetry: We are open to a wide variety of poetry, ranging from the highly experimental to the traditionally formal. There are no length restrictions. There is no need to query prior to submitting poetry. Submit up to six (6) poems. Feel free to submit using one form or by sending each poem in a separate form.

Pay Rate: $30 per poem

Fiction: We are receptive to high-quality literary fiction of all sorts, including traditional and experimental works. Genre fiction (such as science fiction, horror, mystery, and romance) is encouraged as long as it crosses or comments upon its genre and is both character-driven and psychologically acute. We are also interested in works that do not readily fall into one specific category. Please do not send more than one (1) piece of fiction at a time. There is no need to query prior to submitting fiction; however, please do not send fiction directly to the fiction editor's email, as emailed submissions will not be read.

Pay Rate: $.05 per word
Length: up to 6,000 words

Flash Fiction: We encourage submissions of shorter fiction pieces. Please do not send more than three (3) flash fiction pieces at a time.There is no need to query prior to submitting flash fiction.

Pay Rate: $.05 per word
Length: up to 1000 words

Book Reviews: We accept reviews of poetry collections, short story collections, novels, and books of non-fiction. Please query prior to submitting reviews.

Pay Rate: $.02 per word
Length: 850-1,000 words

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Hallmark Greeting Card Prize

Fee: None

Make a card that is so milk-spittingly funny that people can't help but send it.
Eighteen finalists receive: Card design for sale online and at thousands of participating Gold Crown retailers from approximately June 16, 2008 to August 31, 2008; $250 cash award; Eligibility for the Grand Prize. Grand Prize winner: Win a Weekend with Chicago's Card design for sale on Hallmark.com for at least a year; $100 worth of Shoebox cards; An additional $1,000 cash award; A weekend with Chicago's Second City, two night's stay, tickets to the show, meet the cast, improv workshop, walking tour of Chicago with a Second City actor.

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2 comments:

Josephine Damian said...

Maria: Boy, oh, boy do I have a story for that wedding mag. I wonder what they'll think about a really raunchy about a bridesmaid, high as a kite, performing a sex act on a statue?

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! The heck with the magazine. Tell ME the story. :o)