“Don’t get it right; just get it written.” James Thurber

Enchanted Conversations, a Fairy Tale Magazine, will be accepting submissions soon for 2011. Each issue has a theme around a particular fairy tale. You can submit a short story, a poem or an article that addresses some aspect of the fairy tale spotlighted in that issue. Payment is 10 cents a word for stories and articles, $50 for poems, via Paypal.  Stories and article may be up to 2000 words, but preferably no more than 1500 words.

Issue themes and deadlines are as follows:

Issue #1: Feb. 21-24, Rumplestiltskin

Issue #2: May 11-14, Snow White (poetry only)

Issue #3: June 27-30, Cinderella

Issue #4: Sept. 27-30, Little Red Riding Hood

Check out all the guidelines here.


Writers often find themselves up against the closed door of publishers who only accept submissions from agented writers.  Non-represented writers are left out in the cold. Angry Robot Books, which publishes fantasy, science fiction, horror and urban fantasy, will make an exception to their own agents-only rule in March of 2011. During that month only they’ll be accepting manuscript submissions from unagented writers.  Find all the details here.


The Denver Women’s Press Club is sponsoring an Unknown Writer’s Contest for Colorado writers over 18 who have never been professionally published. You can enter a short story, article or poem and win cash prizes. Deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2011. Find all the details here.


Canadian Publisher InnsMouth Free Press is seeking gothic short stories between 2000 and 10,000 words for Candle In the Attic Window, an anthology of gothic fiction.  They want “gothic tales reimagined for a modern audience.” Payment is between $30 and $70 Canadian dollars, via Paypal. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011. Get the scoop here.


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