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ELJ Publications call for submissions!

ELJ Publications has quite a few calls for submissions out there that all of you should know about (and submit to)! With so many things going on, there’s something for everyone.

Two projects focused on Mental Health:

Esperanza Editions: A Mental Health Series


ELJ Publications has created the Esperanza Editions Series under the ELJ Publications to address mental health awareness. Any single author title with a mental illness theme accepted will be part of the Esperanza Editions Series. In addition to receiving an ELJ Publications standard contract, each accepted author will receive a $50 stipend or token advance. The royalties on a $12 tile is $1.20. A $50 token advance roughly equals 42 copies sold. For those of you familiar with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series, 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything.

The stigma surrounding mental illness must be eliminated. ELJ Publications admire writers willing to tackle this theme through art, to share their stories with the world. We are looking to remove the stigma of mental illness with powerful words of experience. Each submitter must have experienced mental illness first hand or is very close to a loved on experiencing mental illness. Please tell us your story. Together we will write away the stigma one word at a time.

Our Wood Becomes Bone Collection is part of the Esperanza Series.

Thank you for sharing your story.

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Wood Becomes Bone Collection

 

ELJ is looking to publish a collection with a mental illness theme titled Wood Becomes Bone. We are looking for 5 poets with 8 poems each, no more no less. Submissions will be open until all slots are filled. Accepted contributors will be paid $20 each and receive 5 copies of the collection. We are looking to remove the stigma of mental illness with powerful words of experience. Each submitter must have experienced mental illness first hand or is very close to a loved on experiencing mental illness. Please tell us your story.

There’s even a project open only to women writers:

Wild Horses: The Women on Fire Series

ELJ Publications is looking to publish an annual collection beginning in March 2015 to celebrate Women’s History Month exclusively written by women titled Wild Horses. We are looking for 10 writers each contributing either a creative non-fiction or memoir no more than 5,000 words long to be a part of an annual collection. Ideally, every piece will exceed 3,000 words. Submissions will be open annually until all slots are filled. Accepted contributors will be paid $10 each and receive 5 copies of the collection. We are looking to share women’s stories of empowerment and triumph, everything and anything woman. Every submitter must be a woman. Sorry gentlemen. Please tell us your story. Together we will set the world on fire.

We are currently accepting 1-3 pieces per submission.

All sales proceeds will be donated to RAINN: Rape Abuse Incest National Network.

Long story short: Submit to this amazing press!

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Submissions details for River Otter Press

River Otter Press’s beautiful logo

River Otter Press is now open for general submissions of poetry and fiction. Here is the official link to River Otter’s page on Poets &Writers!

My book, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, is the first book to have been published by this fantastic press, and I’ll be the first to tell you that the editor, Diane Smith, is an amazing woman. Diane guided me through the publishing process step by step and worked with me the entire time to ensure that the book lived up to both her, and my, expectations.

An offshoot of Grey Sparrow Press, which publishes a literary journal, River Otter Press exists to publish literature that encapsulates the human experience. Since publishing my book in October of last year, the press has gone on to publish two other books: Bones Buried in the Dirt by David S. Atkinson, and The Northwoods Hymnal by Luke Hawley. Both are astonishing works by amazingly talented writers.

I want to point out that River Otter Press is run by a dedicated group of volunteer editors, who do not benefit financially from the publishing process. They are involved solely to promote the development of fantastic literature. If you are lucky enough to find yourself working with this amazing press, you will become a member of a very tight-knit community — a second family, really — who wants nothing more than to see you and your book succeed.

Below, please find some submissions details that can also be found at the Press’s Poets & Writers Page.

River Otter Press

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: Seasoned and emerging voices welcome.
Book Types: Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Formats: Paperback, Hardcover
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes

Editorial Focus

We publish flash fiction, poetry, and prose regarding global themes that haunt us all.

Tips From the Editor

Ah Tips: Please, literary writing only. Three chapters, a synopsis, and street address with electronic submissions only to: RiverOtterPress@gmail.com. No themes of romance, pornography, horror, or gratuitous drug use.

Contact Information

Diane Smith, Editor
PO Box 211664
St. Paul, MN 55121

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