Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Call for Submissions: Bad Hair Days, Travel and On Being a Stupid Kid

If you're looking for something to do during the sizzling days of summer, here are some submission call outs with red hot deadlines in July and August:

Yesterday I received an e-mail from Linda Fisher, publisher of Mozark Press, reminding me about the deadline for the Shaker of Margaritas: Bad Hair Day anthology. I'm not sure I can get something together by then, but maybe some of my visitors can. Here are the details:

The deadline is July 15. Linda is looking for humorous fiction stories about a bad hair day, "one of those days when things don’t go according to plan; in fact, it is as horrible as a bad perm or hair that turns green—unintentionally. Things go wrong, but with humor, stubbornness, and attitude—the female protagonist can survive any kind of bad hair day."

Approximately 20-25 stories will be selected for the anthology and will be paid $20 upon publication. For submissions guidelines visit the "Bad Hair Day" page on http://www.mozarkpress.blogspot.com/ or http://www.mozarkpress.com/

Last week in the comment section on my post about the Chicken Soup for the Soul dispute settlement, Dahlynn McKowen, editor of Publishing Syndicate, issued this invitation to my visitors:

". . . I have created a competing anthology -- "Not Your Mother's Book...[subtitle]." It's a new anthology for a new century and I invite you and your fans to submit stories! http://www.publishingsyndicate.com/ Thanks!"

The August 1 deadlines are for: On Travel and On Being a Stupid Kid. Here's a link to the submission guidelines  where you can also read details about compensation options.


  1. So many submission opportunities, so little time!

    Critter Alley

  2. I have a couple of Not Your Mother's... stories simmering on the back burner. They should be almost ready. I let them marinate for a while before they even hit the stove.

  3. Hi Pat,
    Exactly! There aren't enough hours . . .

    Hi Val,
    Good for you. As my mom would say, "Now you're cooking with some grease."


  4. A Bad Hair Day? I may have to try that.

    1. I bet Linda would love to get a submission from a man.

  5. Thanks for sharing these. I'm thinking about what I might submit. The topics are great.

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  7. Bad Hair Day - boy, could I write a tale about that. Instead, I'll be writing blog posts. And that's OK :)

  8. Hi Juliann,
    You are welcome.

    Hi Carol,
    You are so right.



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