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March 16, 2004

Contributor News

Kelly Boyer Sagert has written four encyclopedia-length biographies that are included in Native Americans in Sports.

Joe Decker's first novel, Couch, is being serialized by Facsimile.

Deesha Philyaw Thomas has begun writing a bi-monthly column called The Girl Is Mine for Literary Mama, an online journal.

Aimee Kovac's story "Jungle Relations" has been published by

Congratulations all!

Calls for Submissions

Editorial note: These calls are from other publications. Please see the individual sites for guidelines. Inkburns also welcomes submissions, of course.

Fresh! Literary Magazine September 2004 Contest

Contest Guidelines: Submissions for the contest include two poems, thirty lines or less. Two short stories or articles two thousand words or less. We don't publish work that is offensive to our readers and have a sexual overtone. If you wish to have your work returned to you please include a self-address envelope with correct postage. All rights to your works revert back to the writer after first time publication. Selected work will appear in our 2004 November holiday printed anthology. All submissions require an entry fee. The winners will receive along with their cash prize a one-year free subscription to Fresh! Literary Magazine. Send in your best work along with a twenty-five words resume and entry fee.

Send to
Fresh! Literary Magazine
C/O S. G. Ware
47 Pearson Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144

Entry fee $10

First prize $100
Second prize $50

Ladyfest*East Anthology 2004

Deadline: April 9, 2004

Ladyfest*East, an annual showcase of women in the arts, seeks submissions for an anthology to be published in late summer 2004. We are primarily seeking works by female authors and artists, but we encourage submissions from anyone who feels aligned with the mission of Ladyfest*East. We are especially interested in works by up-and-coming writers of all ages who may or may not have been previously published.

Send us your:

  • fiction, nonfiction, personal essays (2500 words max for each submission)
  • poetry (5-7 poems max, 3 pages max total)
  • artwork and comics (includes illustrations and photographs; color work is accepted, but all artwork will be printed black and white)

All submissions must be accompanied by a submission form, which can be found on the Ladyfest*East web site. There is a submission limit of 5 pieces per applicant. Both previously published as well as unpublished work will be considered (just let us know if a piece was previously published). Writers whose works are selected for publication will receive 2 copies of the published anthology.

  • Deadline: April 9, 2004, for Summer 2004 publication
  • Previously published pieces OK. Simultaneous submissions OK. (Just make it clear in email or cover letter.)
  • Fee: upon publication, two copies of the anthology
  • Submit work with a submission form, bio/artists statement, hard copies, disk, and SASE

Please visit the website for a submission form, official guidelines, and more information about our anthology project as well as additional ways you can submit to Ladyfest*East!