Friday, July 29, 2011

Write for Writer's Market

Robert Brewer, editor of Writer's Market and Poet's Market, is looking for articles for the 2013 editions of both books. He's seeking business-related articles about the writing life, and queries should be in by August 8th. (Read the full guidelines on Mr. Brewer's blog.)

In addition to articles, he's also looking for poems to be considered for the 2013 Poet's Market. This could be a great opportunity for any poet. Only 20 poems will be accepted, and the chosen ones will receive $50 and a copy of the book. The deadline for poems is August 15th, and those guidelines can also be found on the editor's blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Haiku at Issa's Untidy Hut

I know I'm behind the times here, but this is a really cool idea. Don Wentworth, editor of Lilliput Review, has started a weekly haiku feature on his blog, Issa's Untidy Hut.

Poets can submit one haiku at a time, and accepted poems will be published on the blog on a Wednesday. You can submit published or unpublished poems, and if one of your haiku is chosen, you'll get 2 free issues of LR.

While we're talking haiku, two good poems appeared on DailyHaiku recently, one by Michele L. Harvey and one by Laura Garrison.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Two haiku markets

While most haiku journals don't pay for the haiku that they publish, there are some magazines out there that are willing to purchase haiku. These two markets both pay for haiku, and pay pretty well.

- Ellipsis: Ellipsis is a literary journal that publishes all sorts of poems. Their guidelines don't specify a pay rate, but their going rate in the past has been $10 per poem (including haiku). Ellipsis opens to submissions August 1st (Monday).

- WRITERS' Journal: WJ uses poems as filler throughout the magazine, and shorter really is better. All accepted poems (even haiku) are paid for at a rate of $5 per poem, plus a contributor's copy. The response time can be long, but it's worth submitting, because unlike many magazines the poetry editor here is just as likely to buy a haiku as any other poem.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A new horror market, overstocked copies of Empire

Trembles is a fairly new horror magazine that wants poetry and short fiction. Submissions must be emailed, and payment is $2 for poems and flash fiction (up to 1000 words) or $5 for stories up to 6000 words. Contributors will also get an electronic copy of the issue they appear in.

Also, if you haven't read David Dunwoody's cool zombie novel Empire, you can pick up a heavily-discounted overstock copy from Amazon.com for just $6. (If you're not familiar with the book, you can read my review of it over at Helium.com.)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

We're back!

Haiku & Horror is finally back online. I won't be posting every day, but I will keep this page updated with current markets and contests. Check back often!