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Wild Wolf Publishing considers full-length fiction of a dark nature, be it thriller, horror or science fiction. Send the first three chapters and a synopsis. Email submissions only. See the website for full submission details. submissions@ www.wildwolfpublishing.comLike Starlings publishes collaborative poetry, poetry in translation, and short essayson poetry and poetics. To be considered submit up to six poems and a bit about yourself. See website for details on submitting translations and essays. www.likestarlings.comLitro Magazine accepts submissions of short stories, flash/ micro fiction and creative non-fiction of up to 3,000 words. Poetry is on a commissioned basis only. Upcoming themes include: ‘Change’, ‘Wants & Needs’ and ‘Literary Highlife’. See the website for full details, including writing for online publication. is the Poetry Foundation’s magazine, and accepts submissions of up to four unpublished poemsof up to ten pages total, on any theme, in any style. See the website for submissions details. www.poetryfoundation.orgThe Reader is accepting submissions of up to six poems, and short fiction of 2,000-2,500 words, as well as reviews and articles exploring most aspects of literature. Postal submissions only. Magazine Submissions, The Reader Organisation, Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool L18 Publishing is accepting new submissions for completed LGBTQ manuscripts between 25,000- 80,000 words. They are interested in romance for their main imprints and YA novels for Triton Books. submissionsSasee is an American women’s magazine dedicated to intelligent journalism for or about women. Accepts editorial submissions from freelance writers including essays, humour, satire, autobiography, and feature articles of 500-1,000 words. Previously unpublished work only. Email submissions.; www.sasee.comBust is a US women’s magazinewith an attitude that welcomes submissions with a strong story to tell. Accepts submissions in these categories: Broadcast (250-350 words); Real Life (cooking, cars, career, health etc., 250-350 words); Around the World in 80 Girls (1,000- 1,500 words); Features (up to 2,500 words) are accepted following a successful pitch; Sex Files (250-350 words); Looks (250-350 words). www.bust.comNew Orleans Review is accepting fiction and non-fiction (up to 5,000 words), and poetry (up to five pages) for online publication. No previously published work, online submissions only. www.neworleansreview.orgNovel London is a monthly literary event where novelists are invitedto read out their opening chapter to an intimate audience. They welcome submissions of finished novels with gripping opening chapters that can captivate an audience for 15 minutes or less. To take part please send your opening chapter, a brief biography, a one- page synopsis and contact number. Chaos is a new online literary journal of personal narrative, seeking short, personal essays of 250-5000 words on the theme of ‘Love’ for their Spring issue. Online submission only. Closing date: 31 MarchParagraph Planet is a website that publishes daily flash fictionsof exactly 75 words, including the title. Seeks new submissions ofany kind, be it twisty flash fiction, a brief moment captured in words or a captivating extract from a novel. www.paragraphplanet.comBrilliant Flash Fiction is a quarterly magazine that seeks stories of 1,000 words or less for publication in each issue. They accept all genres and submissions mustbe unpublished. Do not submit more than two stories quarterly. www.brilliantflashfictionmag. wordpress.comLines + Stars started as a forumto establish creative voices in Washington, DC but has diversified to welcome both American and international voices. Accepts submissions of 3-5 poems, short prose of up to 4,000 words and book reviews of 800-1,000 words. Also seeking submissions on the theme ‘Resist’ for Spring/Summer issue (closing April 15). Online submission only. www.linesandstars.comB O D Y is an online literary journal that publishes the highest quality prose and poetry. Submit: up to five poems; up to ten pages of prose – short story, personal essay, criticism, excerpt from a longer work of literary fiction or non-fiction; up to 40 pages of performance text; book reviews; translations. Please include a cover letter; see the website for further details. www.bodyliterature.comPalm-sized Prompts is an online flash fiction community looking for 100-500 word pieces in response to a monthly prompt. All entrieswill be published on the website and members are encouragedto comment and interact. www.palmsizedprompts.wordpress. comXenith is a literary webzine that accepts submissions of up to 5,000 words from most genres including fiction, poetry, script, comics, graphic novels, science fiction, experimental and literary. Poetry submissions should be up to 250 lines. All work should be previously unpublished. www.xenith.netThe Fiction Circus is a free online fiction magazine with a transparent rolling submissions process, accepting short stories of up to 7,000 words. www.fictioncircus.comLadybug a literary magazinefor young children, welcomes submissions of poetry, short stories, non-fiction and activities for 3-6 year-olds. Online entry only. See website for full submissionguidelines. ladybug-submission-guidelinesToasted Cheese is a quarterly literary journal professionally produced online that accepts submissions of flash fiction (of up to 500 words), short stories (of up to 5,000 words), creative non-fiction (of up to 5,000 words) and poetry. Send either one flash fiction, fiction or creative non-fiction, or five poems per submission period.No simultaneous submissions. www.toasted-cheese.comPlatform is an online showcasefor contemporary short fiction, accepting short story, flash fiction and poetry submissions. Fiction should be between 100-5,000 words, and poetry maximum 40 lines. Email submissions and include a short bio. www.platformforprose.comListingsScript submissionNottingham PlayhouseWHAT IS IT? Since its foundation in 1948, NottinghamPlayhouse has been one of the UK’s leading producingtheatres. It creates both large and small productionsincluding timeless classics, family shows andadventurous new commissions, as well as touring work nationally and internationally. The Playhouse welcomes submissions from new talented East Midlands playwrights (but won’t rule out submissions from further afield) with stories to tell, and with whom they can build lasting relationships.IS IT FOR YOU? Literary Associate Gareth Morgan is looking for scripts that have resonance: a plot or subject that feels current, and immediate, and which stops the audience asking ‘yes, but what’s the point?’. He recommends writing the play you want to write – do that and it should find the right home. Gareth advises against ‘Showing and Telling’. Make sure the characters don’t tell the audience what an actor can show physically, especially in the live context of its performance. This is what makes the script really become a piece of theatre rather than writing for any othermedia. Also keep in mind exposition: if two characters are obviously discussing something that they would already be very aware of then what they are saying is entirely for the audience’s benefit and needs a new way of being teased out. Steer clear of new musicals or frothy comedies asthese don’t feature in the Playhouse’s programming.IDEAL APPROACH: Send submissions by email, but do not include your name or any personal details on the script document itself. Submissions are read anonymously, hopefully preventing any bias towards established ‘names’ sending in their work. Every script, as long as it fits the guidelines, is looked at, and if readers feel the writer could benefit from any notes, ideas, feedback or pointers then these will be passed on. A final tip is to write a good clear cover letter addressing why you are sending your work specifically to Nottingham Playhouse. Don’t use generic cover letters, they can be spotted a mile off! SNELLOnline onlymslexia Mar/Apr/May 2017 59INSIGHT

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