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Newsletter: 12/9/15: Figment Daily Themes for August 10-14

Hi everyone,

Isn’t this just a fabulous Saturday? I am hoping this Indian Summer continues until the end of the month or further. I have stories and flowers that are just bursting to blossom; it has come down to a race with the frost.

And that brings us to the swift passage of days until our first meeting. Eleven days, next Wednesday, September 26. I hope to see most of you in the Council Chamber of the Tofield Town Office (same building as the Tofield Library) at 7:00 pm for two hours of sharing, introductions, writing prompts and fun. Bring your writing and your questions. We can’t wait.

Interested in submitting to a literary magazine? Writer’s Digest’s latest newsletter offers five of them:

  • Antioch Review is based in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This long-running and respected literary journal considers submissions of essays, fiction, and poetry between September 2 and May 31. The journal pays $15 per printed page.
  • The Cincinnati Review is also based in Ohio. Though a relatively newer journal, it also considers submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and translation features between September 1 and May 31. This journal pays $25 per printed page for fiction and $30 per printed page for poetry.
  • Gulf Stream Magazine is based out of Miami, Florida. This magazine’s submission period actually opens tomorrow September 15 to November 15 (and then re-opens on January 15). Writers can submit fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. However, this market is purely a place to build clips as it pays in contributor copies.
  • Based out of Warrensburg, Missouri, Pleiades considers submissions of fiction, poetry, and essays. Submissions are open from August 15 to May 15. Writers receive $10 as compensation.
  • Last but not least, Tin House is based out of Portland, Oregon. This well-known literary magazine considers submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction between September 1 and May 31. Published pieces receive anywhere between $50 and $800.

Note: Always check and re-check a magazine’s submission guidelines to have your work considered and not automatically rejected.

Also today, we have a set of Figment prompts exploring character: character gestures, character memories and perceptions, a photo prompt that explores these concepts, and even a creative twist on analysis of character. We also have a prompt that revisits song and story development. In each of these prompts, you can write poetry or prose. What stories can a poem tell? Need they be narrative?

Keep writing,
Shawn

Att: Sep 10-14, 2012 Figments

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