Thursday, September 17, 2009

Open for Submissions....You-hoooo!

Even though we've been busily packing boxes to move into our almost ready Rose & Thorn Journal home, the fall issue will be out on October 15th! We've got some great work ready to unveil at the new site and in our brand spankin' new newsletter.

And almost as exciting, reading is open again for both prose and poetry. Check out Rose & Thorn's submission guidelines and see if you don't have something to send for consideration. Even if it doesn't fit, or we've already accepted something similar, we're always grateful to those who submit. 

We already have 15 submissions since reopening after our slothful summer period, so we're really excited! {Notes: the old R&T site says we pay $5 for acceptances, but that is incorrect. Rose & Thorn, like most literary journals and publications, is not a paying market. We've also increased the prose word limit to 3,000 so as not to exclude longer works.} 


Andre West of Dream Quest One asked me to pass along an invitation to enter his latest contest~~

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: December 31, 2009

All winners will be announced on January 31, 2010

Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees: $10 per short story/$5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story(ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” – Dream Quest One


Janna Qualman said...

Great news! Thanks, Angie. And best to R&T.

Vodka Mom said...

excellent info about the contest- AND about the Rose and Thorn.


CKHB said...

Thanks for the info! Very cool.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Thank you for the details on these, Angie. I will be looking into both of them. Thanks a bunch!

Terri Tiffany said...

Glad you are going to be back up and running:)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for the house warming wish, Janna. :)

Vodka Mom - 'Preciate it!

Hope you cruise by, CHKB.

You're mighty welcome, Mandy.

Terri - We've never shut down...just readying new sites while we get our four annual issues out. :D

Travis Erwin said...

I have a short story I've been toying with sending out. Think I'll give Rose and Thorn a shot.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Do, Travis.

Amy said...

Ugh. Just checked word count requirements and mine is outside your limits! But I'll always keep R&T in mind for stories. I've been over there to check you guys out. ;o)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Amy - Nothing 3,000 words or less? Or something you can dice & slice a bit?

JennyMac said...

Love the info! And congrats on R&T..very exciting.

Amy said...

Not at the moment, but maybe something soon...

A Mom on Spin said...

I think I just may submit!!!!

nannette said...

Am very much looking forward to the new R&T site. Loved the look, but like any old gal, it needed a bit of a makeover.

Angie Ledbetter said...

JennyMac - thanks and glad you enjoyed.

Amy - Good...send something whenever.

AMoS - Yay!

Hey Nannette, thanks. We've really been spending time at the spa with our gal. She's gonna look gorgeous. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Angie, good luck with the new place. Who knows? I may submit one of these days. Mean time I'll be over there to visit. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Uh, I meant meantime, not that it was a mean time. *grin*

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Did I miss something, regarding the Dream Quest One submissions, five pages, no word count? Would that be double or single spaced?

Thanks Angie, Congrats on the R & T site!

The Things We Carried said...


Have I ever told you, You ROCK! Thank you for the encouragement and the links!


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