Have you been struggling with writer’s block? Feel like you’ve hit a creative roadblock?
After working on the same project for a while, it can be easy to get stuck–whether you’ve lost inspiration, or motivation, or both. Whether you’ve been stuck for a little while or a long time, it can be a challenge finding out how to get the creative gears in your mind turning again.
Taking a break to work on other projects can be a great way to get creatively un-stuck. Working on another short piece or following a themed prompt can be just what you need to get the creative juices flowing again. Anthology calls can be the perfect opportunity to step away from that novel you’ve been working on and get writing again. Then? You can return to that pet project with new zeal.
That’s why we’ve collected 3 literary markets looking for your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction this month.
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Who They Are: From their website: “Nashville Review is edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University…Nashville Review seeks to publish the best work we can get our hands on, period. From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle: if it’s a moving work of art, we want it. We hope to provide a venue for both distinguished and emerging artists.”
What They’re Looking For: Short stories, flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, and creative nonfiction across the spectrum.
Pay: $100 for prose and $25 for poetry.
Deadline: January 31.
Who They Are: From their website: “We began in the late 1990s publishing a range of (mostly) fantasy and horror anthologies and collections…We continue to produce affordable books in both print and eBook formats to suit the fantasy connoisseur’s reading tastes. In 2014 The Alchemy Press won the Best Small Press Award, presented by The British Fantasy Society!”
What They’re Looking For: From their website: “We are looking for stories featuring monsters. This is a loosely themed anthology. Just use that word – monster – and run with it.”
Pay: 1p per word, plus a copy of the book.
Deadline: January 31.
Who They Are: From their Website: “Third Wednesday provides yet another outlet for experienced writers and artists to see their work in print. The primary impetus for this endeavor is to publish the poetic voices that strike us most deeply. In deciding to expand the publication to include short fiction and artwork, we hope to serve and court a broader range of contributors and to more comprehensively supply the imaginative cravings of a hungry public.”
What They’re Looking For: This month, submissions are open for all types of poetry (from formal to experimental). Next month, submissions open for fiction pieces up to 1000 words.
Deadline: February 15 for poetry submissions; fiction submissions will then open.
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