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Announcements about opportunities in the book world: available internships, journals open for submissions, agents offering critiques, legitimate writing competitions, writers' workshops in your area, etc. This thread is not for hiring freelance writers yourself. It's about writers letting other writers know about cool openings in the publishing world.


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8/9/2010 . Edited 10/5/2012 #1


I'll get us started!

Harper, one of what people in publishing call The Big Six publishing houses, is accepting unagented submissions for their SFF line Voyager until Oct 14th, 2012! You'll need a completed novel manuscript, a short synopsis (I used a hook instead, oh well) and a completed query letter. Go here to submit:

I've already submitted, because the terms look pretty nice and because why not. I wish they'd waited until we had the query critiques up and going! That would help everyone, I'm sure.

10/11/2012 . Edited 11/12/2012 #2

Unstuck, a slipstream lit. journal based in Austin, is calling for short story submissions. Late Dec-early January submission window, and also mid-March.

Go to for more info.

One of my writing buddies in ATX works's a good rag.

11/10/2012 #3

Blue Shift, a sci-fi mag, is now accepting (very specifically formatted! pay attention!) sci-fi short story submissions of all sub-genres NOW. They pay 3 cents per word, up to 5k words.

Go here to submit. You can also apply via that page to read their slush.

11/12/2012 #4
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