NO FEE Submission call & editor interview–Awakened Voices, DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2016

Sexual assault awareness is a personal cause so I had to share this. Especially since I dedicated my charity book to this cause. Check out this interview and the guidelines.

Trish Hopkinson

awakenedAwakened Voices is an online literary magazine published by the Awakenings Foundation and “is a safe space for any individual who wants to share thoughts or experiences regarding sexual violence.”

I wondered how and why this magazine came to be, so I asked Awakened Voices founder and editor Jean Cozier a few questions to find out. See my interview with Cozier and a link to their submission guidelines below.

HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Awakened Voices.

COZIER: Awakened Voices is an online literary magazine published by The Awakenings Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. The mission of the Awakenings Foundation is to make visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence.

HOPKINSON: How/why was Awakened Voices originally started?

COZIER: It was always my intention to publish a literary magazine. I just didn’t know it was going to be online! I’m in my 60’s and a lot of my time during Awakenings’ first years of operation…

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Submissions Challenge Hiatus

Ever since my changes at the job, this challenge has been pushed to the way back burner. In the meantime, I am going back to the original document of PAYING journals and adding the payment amounts to my public Google document of the journals and zines that are free to submit to.

I do need to confirm the payment amounts and reading periods, though. This is the current project. Check it out and make a copy for yourself.

Let me know in the comments if you are submitting anywhere or if you have in the past what your experience is. :-)

Thanks for reading,
~ Niccolea


100 Submissions in 100 Days – #40 Blackbird


From the side bar of their website:

Blackbird was founded in 2002 as a joint venture of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of English and New Virginia Review, Inc.

From their editorial policy page

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts offers visitors from around the world outstanding fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews, as well as plays, visual art, new media, and video essays, which we present in inventive arrangements with an eye toward revealing the process of their creation.

From their submissions page

Blackbird is published twice a year. Our reading period is from November 15, 2016 to April 15, 2017. Unsolicited submissions received outside of the reading period will be disregarded.

Poetry: Send up to six poems at a time. Single-space, please; set your poem as you want it to appear on the printed page. (If submitting online, put all poems into one document, as the submissions software will not allow you to submit individual poems separately.)

General Guidelines
– Send one prose piece or two to six poems at a time, and please submit genres separately.
– Blackbird does not accept previously published work.
– Simultaneous submissions are acceptable so long as they are indicated as such and we are immediately notified upon acceptance elsewhere.
– Translations are welcome so long as permissions have been obtained from the author.
– Online submissions are strongly preferred, though Blackbird will accept submissions by regular mail; mailed submissions may take longer to process.
– We are able to publish long works in all genres, but query Blackbird before you send a prose piece over 8,000 words or a poem exceeding 10 pages.