Deadline: 03/01/10. Submit to: Thema. Gail Howard, Poetry Editor, or Virginia Howard, Prose Editor. Box 8747, Metairie, LA 70011-8747. Theme: The trip not taken. Be sure to specify theme on cover letter. (NO adult language or sexual material.) Type: Poetry (3 titles MAX) and short stories (20 pages/5,000 words MAX). URL: http://members.cox.net/thema/submissions.html Deadline: 03/08/10. Submit to: The List
Anthology. E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme: Poetry that must use these six words: Anteros, crippled, spindles, stairwell, threshold, and whirligig. Type: Poetry (3 poems MAX). URL: http://thelistanthology.weebly.com Deadline: 03/09/10. This one sounds like fun, doesn't it?
Submit to: Flashlight Memories Anthology. Silver Boomer Books, 3301 S. 14th, Suite 16, PMB 134, Abilene, TX 79605, or e-mail (via pasted-in text) to: SilverBoomerBooks@gmail.com. Theme: Childhood reading. Type: Poetry (1 poem, 50 lines MAX, prefers shorter) and prose (1,500 words MAX). URL: http://silverboomerbooks.com
Deadline: 03/31/10. Submit to: Becoming Anthology. Send via e-mail: email@example.com. Theme: Women's stories. Type: Personal essays (1,000 words MAX) or one poem. URL: http://becominganthology.blogspot.com/2010/02/call-for-submissions.html Deadline: 04/01/10.
Submit to: Witness. Submit via online form: http://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/submit/login.php. Theme: Blurring Borders. Type: Poetry (5 poems MAX), short stories, and essays. URL: http://witness.blackmountaininstitute.org/submit
Deadline: 04/20/10. Submit to: A Cup of Comfort. Submit via online form: http://www.cupofcomfort.com/memberlogin. Theme: For Couples. Type: Personal essays (2,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.cupofcomfort.com/CallForSubmissions
Deadline: 05/01/10. Submit to: The First Line. E-mail (via MS Word or WordPerfect attachment) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme: Every story starts out the same: Paul and Miriam Kaufman met the old-fashioned way. Type: Short stories (3,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.thefirstline.com Deadline: 06/01/10. This sounds like fun, too. It forces you to get off what you think of as your own material and leads you to surprise yourself.
Deadline: 06/30/10. Submit to: Cancer Anthology. E-mail to: email@example.com. Theme: Your journey with cancer, the journey of a loved one, or your secondhand experience as caregiver or medical professional. Type: Personal essays (500 to 1,500 words MAX). URL: http://divinetruthpress.atwc1.com/submissions/cancer-anthology
Deadline: 08/01/10. Submit to: Rattle. E-mail (via pasted-in text) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme: Masters of Mental Health. Type: Poetry and essays (5,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.rattle.com/callsforsubs.html
Deadline: 12/31/10. Submit to: The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets. The Backwaters Press, PO Box 8067, Omaha, NE 68108, or e-mail (via attachment) to: email@example.com. Theme: Contributors must be Nebraskan women, which includes all women born or currently residing in Nebraska. Poets who have previously lived in Nebraska for a period of not less than 10 years will also be considered. Type: Poems (3-5 poems, 10 pages MAX). URL: http://backwaterpress.com Deadline: N/A. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Theme: Various topics based on one of 15 themes. See http://dreamofthings.com/workshop-2 for more details. Type: Personal essays (500-5,000 words MAX). URL: http://dreamofthings.com/guidelines