Sunday, October 5, 2008

Another contest and two ku

The Union County Writers' Club Annual Adult Literary Contest (try saying that five times fast) is taking entries until Halloween in four different categories: Short Story, Children's Story, Fantasy Story, and Poetry. Prizes for Short Story and Children's Story are $30/$25/$10, and for Fantasy/Poetry they are $25/$15/$10. Not a huge prize by any stretch, but entry fees are only $3/poem (two for $5) or $5 per story. And as far as sending reprints, the guidelines state you can not enter anything that has been previously published in a PAID publication. So that poem you had in Blue Collar Review or that story that appeared in Black Petals is fair game to re-use.

Speaking of non-paying publications, here's one to check out. Macabre Cadaver is an online speculative magazine that just put out its third issue. They're looking for unpublished short stories (500 to 8000 words), poetry, nonfiction, and artwork that relates to the speculative genres. No payment, but the magazine is free to read, and there is talk of a print edition in the future which contributors would be paid for.

Let's close with two speculative haiku. The first is a fantasy poem, titled "Lonely Fairy Rath," by R.H. Fay. The other is a scifaiku by the scifaiku master, Deborah P. Kolodji.

Happy writing.

8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Nice mood in both those Ku. I especially like "plut." Give back to Pluto some of the power he's lost.

Greg Schwartz said...

Charles -- good point. He's had a rough few years.

Deborah P Kolodji said...

Thanks for posting the link to my pluto scifaiku.

I'm madly in love with Pluto, have been for years and just can't stop writing about him....

http://darkplanet.basespace.net/poetry/pluto.html

http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2005/11/intelligence-report.html

http://dkolodji.livejournal.com/195653.html

Greg Schwartz said...

Deborah --

nice poems! there was some light jazz on in the background while i read "Pluto Waltzes" and it definitely added to the feel of the poem. hope you don't mind i linked to your livejournal page.

thanks for choosing "the reaper" for Dwarf Stars!

Deborah P Kolodji said...

Hi Greg,

No, I'm please as punch that you've linked to my LJ page. I've been enjoying reading your blog here, I need to stop by more often.

Deb

Deborah P Kolodji said...

p.s. We're really pleased to have "The Reaper" for Dwarf Stars...

RHFay said...

I just noticed this. Thanks for linking to "Lonely Fairy Rath". Of course, who said it was fantasy? ;) In my weird world, it could just as easily be reality.

Cheers!

Greg Schwartz said...

RH -- tell the voices to keep talking... it obviously makes for good poetry!

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