Topic: March 2005
It's contest time again at MARGIN. Next up?short stories! Announcing our 2005 theme for the annual MARGIN short story contest:
We're looking for every kind of war scenario:
man v. man ~ country v. country ~ man v. nature ~ man v. woman?
?any sort of collision of power structures, both personal and political. Just make sure it's magical realism!
Postmark deadline: June 15, 2005. Winner and honorable mentions published in MARGIN's autumn edition, annually.
Prize: $100 and publication.
Entry fee: $8 per story; no limit to stories. Make checks payable to Tamara Kaye Sellman.
All contest proceeds go to our contributor's fund and to pay the prize. Judged blind by staff. See guidelines for more information.
Click here to read the MARGIN 2004 SHORT STORY WINNER.
Magical Realist author Daniel Olivas has sent along this call for submissions:
"I am editing an anthology of short fiction by Latinos/as in which the City of Los Angeles plays an integral role. I am interested in provocative stories on virtually any subject by both established and new writers. Stories may range from social realism to cuentos de fantasma and anything in between. Los Angeles may be a major 'character' or merely lurking in the background. I'd like to see characters who represent diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, profession, age, sexual orientation, etc.
"Preferred length: 500 to 5,000 words. Stories may be previously published (please indicate where). Chapters from novels will be considered if they can stand alone. Award-winning publisher is interested but wants to see final manuscript.
"Please e-mail your story, using standard submission formatting, as a Word document to olivasdan (at) aol.com. In the e-mail, include your contact information, list of previous publications (if any), and the ethnicity(ies) with which you identify.
"DEADLINE: September 1, 2005.
"Feel free to visit my Web page at: www.danielolivas.com."