Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Call for Submissions - Shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas

How could I not post this call for submissions from Linda Fisher of Mozark Press? Linda's anthology sounds like a lot of fun! Here's the deal:

Shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas
Fiction, Fun, and Forties Writing Contest
Mozark Press – Call for Submissions
Short Fiction: 1,000 – 3,000 words
Deadline: May 30, 2010

Mozark Press is a small publishing company in central Missouri dedicated to producing quality paperback books. They publish short story collections, inspirational works, anthologies, general fiction and non-fiction.

Right now they are seeking fiction stories for an upcoming anthology, A Shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas. The anthology will be comprised of stories about women living the adventure of midlife. The protagonist must be a woman in her forties with a colorful character and intriguing storyline.

Your audience will be Hot Flash Mommas who never waste a second reading a boring story. Grab them at the beginning, give them an unusual situation—or a usual situation handled in an unusual way—and bring it all to a satisfying conclusion. Give your imagination free rein. Any style will be considered except pornographic. Approximately 25-30 stories will be selected for the anthology.

The prize amounts and other specifics can be found at Contest coordinator and anthology editor is Linda Fisher.

Good luck!

Today in St. Peters, MO: Windy, expected to reach 80 degrees. (Note: March did come in like a lion and is going out like a lamb.)


  1. Thank you for posting the contest, Donna. I look forward to reading the submissions.

  2. Hi Linda,
    You are most welcome. I hope you get lots of good submissions. If time permits, I might send something myself.

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun - I'll check it out! :)

  4. Forties, huh? Can I remember back that far?

  5. Well, I've had my share of Margaritas-and I'm a Momma. I think I'm uniquely qualified to submit to this call out! :-)

  6. Thanks for posting; I'm tweeting this! I will probably give it a try!

  7. Hey Ladies,
    Thanks for leaving comments.I could use a margarita right now. Cari broke her collar bone last night in her soccer game. The good news is she does not need surgery. The bad news is she won't be able to play for 6 weeks.

  8. Oh, Donna! I'm so sorry to hear about Cari's broken collar bone! Ouch!...and thanks for posting the Hot Flash Mommas info! I would've sworn I left a comment on here yesterday, but it's not knows what happened??

  9. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for your kind words about Cari. It's going to be a long six weeks.
    I'm not sure what happened to your earlier comment. Technology is great--when it works.


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