Monday, 29 September 2008

Calls for submissions: Linchpin and Rose Metal Press

Linchpin Literature is a publishing house that, monthly, produces an impressive tabloid sized anthology of short stories. The anthology is named 'LINCHPIN'. It is free-of-charge, hopefully making it a lot more popular in this current economic climate, and thus aiding the distribution of great writing.
The publication is distributed within Underground Stations, bookshops, high-streets, newspapers, hospitals, caf├ęs, hotels, B&Bs, offices and parks.
You should expect to see Issue No.1 on Monday 8th September.
Prepare to be astonished by short writing: Issue No.1 features short work by Dylan Thomas, Clare Wigfall, Ivan Bunin, Roald Dahl, New Writing South’s associated writers and some of the best short writing from the British Library. (and moi)
I have to say, this one sounds great. LINCHPIN WEBSITE HERE (and submissions data)

Do you have enough flash work for a possible collection??
Rose Metal Press (WEBSITE HERE) are holding another flash fiction collection competition:

Our Third Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest submission period begins October 15 and ends December 1, 2008. Our 2008 judge will be Sherrie Flick. During the submission period, please email your 25¬–40 page double-spaced manuscript of short short stories under 1,000 words each to us at either as Word docs or rtf files. Individual stories may have appeared in journals or anthologies, but we ask that collections as a whole be previously unpublished. Please accompany your entry with the $10 reading fee, either via the payment button on our website or by check. We prefer the former, but the latter can be sent to us at PO Box 1956, Brookline, MA 02446.

Writers of both fiction and nonfiction are encouraged to enter, and we are open to short shorts on all subjects and in all styles. We hope you'll check out the books of our previous contest winners, including The Sky Is a Well and Other Shorts by Claudia Smith (winner of the first contest, judged by Ron Carlson), In the Land of the Free by Geoffrey Forsyth (winner of the second contest, judged by Robert Shapard), as well as A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness by Amy L. Clark, Elizabeth Ellen, Kathy Fish, and Claudia Smith, which features the chapbooks by four of the finalists of the first contest.


Jo Horsman said...

oh god, there's loads of cool stuff kicking around. Work? who needs to work? I shall eat paper.

Sarah Salway said...

Thanks for these, Vanessa, and congratulations on your inclusion. It really does look good.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Paper is very tasty... salt and tomato sauce, perfect.

I thank New Writing South, Sarah, for taking the initiative here and pasing on the opportunity.

Thanks for the congrats. The cash is welcome, I must say!