"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 The Hunger

The Hunger: Open for Submissions Until April 15th

Deadline: April 15, 2019

“The Hunger is a journal of visceral writing that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid work, and visual art. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured.”

For submission guidelines visit www.thehungerjournal.com/submit.

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Flock

Flock Seeks “Kith and Kin”Themed Submissions

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Flock (est. 2002) seeks creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions for our fall themed issue, KITH AND KIN. Winner of a 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award, the journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content. They are also open for artwork and graphic literature.

For more details, visit flocklit.com

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Oyster River

Oyster River Pages Call for Submissions – Special & Regular Issue

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries.

“We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered and marginalized. In addition to regular submissions, we are temporarily seeking submissions for our themed issue, Delta, which is reflective of change, transformation, expansion, unification, and of the liminal spaces between land and water.

Please visit Oyster River  for more submission details.

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Openings in March & April for Distance Manuscript Consultations

Distance One-on-One Manuscript Consultation Proposal

A Month By Mail, Focused Completely On Your Work!

Week 1: I receive and focus on a close reading of your manuscript.

Week 2: I will closely read a second time, this time making line by line editorial comments, returning the line-edited manuscript to you, and a detailed 6-8 page letter with initial response and suggestions by mail at the end of the first week. Upon your receipt of the manuscript, we’ll have an initial phone call (these usually last around 2 hours) to discuss those suggested edits, focusing that first week primarily on characterization, consistency, voice, the perceived goals of the narrative.

Week 3: I’ll compose a second detailed letter, this time focusing on structure and control of the narrative throughline, as well as any other elements I see presenting in the submitted work. This I’ll email to you by midweek, and again, we can schedule a phone meeting at week’s end to address this second editorial run through.

Week 4: I’ll ask that you send to me a list of your questions or comments early in the week, which I’ll address in writing, as well as sending you another detailed critique letter, focused on language and new ways of understanding and crafting voice and storytelling. We’ll finish with a third phone meeting to tie up any loose ends, address any remaining questions you might have on the critique provided.

So that’s Full Line Edits, Three Critique Letters, and Three Phone Meetings.

Contact me at carrollhackettma@gmail.com for a quote and scheduling.

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Monday Must Read! New Poets of Native Nations

New Poets of Native Nations by Heid E. Erdrich 

from Graywolf Press 

MMR Native Nations

from Erdrich’s introduction: 

“Native nations are our homelands, our political bodies, our heritages, and the places that make us who we are as Natives in the United States of America. More than 566 Native nations exist in the U.S. and yet “Native American poetry” does not really exist. Our poetry might be hundreds of distinct tribal and cultural poetries as well as American poetry. The extraordinary poets gathered in New Poets of Native Nations have distinct and close ties to specific indigenous nations—including Alaskan Native and island nations. Most are members or citizens of a tribe: Dakota, Diné, Onondaga, Choctaw, and Anishinaabe/Ojibwe (my tribe), and more than a dozen others. These nations determine their own membership and their own acceptance of descendants. My criterion that a poet have a clear connection to a Native nation has nothing to do with blood quantum, the federal basis for recognition of American Indians. Race also has nothing to do with it. Geography is not a factor. These poets live on reservations, in nations, and in cities or towns. Some of their reservations and homelands are urban; most are rural. Many of these poets have relatives across the borders of Mexico and Canada. Most are multiracial. They are also a diverse group in terms of age, gender, education, and poetic styles, but they have one thing in common. Not one of them identifies as “Native American” alone.”

Read more at LitHub

Purchase this beautiful book here. 

 

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Barren Magazine

Barren Magazine accepts flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, and essays about the complexities of the human condition. They also accept photography — all images in Barren Magazine are original. Please read the current issue to get an idea of what catches their eye. Barren Magazine accepts simultaneous submissions, but ask that you please let them know immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else. Barren Magazine prefers previously unpublished material, but may accept previously published material as long as authors own its copyright and provide appropriate attribution.

For submission details, visit Barren here

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Friday Call for Submission Love <3 little somethings

little somethings press seeks all things flash and micro

Deadline: March 15, 2019

“What gnaws at your bones? little somethings press: a collection of small writings is seeking all things flash and micro—memoir, fiction, and poetry—that delve into the grittiness and beauty (why not make room for some optimism) of modern life. Confessions, rants, lessons learned, rebirths, regrets, and anything else are welcome as long as they fit on one page. Prose is limited to 250 words. Poets can submit up to 4 micro poems of 50 words each, or one poem no longer than 15 lines.”

Please send all submissions to littlesomethingspress@gmail.com as Word documents by March 15th. Visit their site at littlesomethingspress.com

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