Artists, Poets & Fiction Writers…Why you should submit your work to “Literal Latte”

Every month I pick a literary journal to focus on, in hopes of getting published in one someday. I’ve made a list of my favorites and will go back to it later when I have material that I feel the journal might like. Here is the literary journal I have my eye on for May.submissions

Literal Latte has been around since 1994 and was one of the first literary magazines to have an online presence. They accept poetry, fiction, essays, art and more. They look for great writing and mind stimulating stories. Why Literal Latte is a magazine you should consider submitting too:

  • Submissions are accepted year round
  • They accept writing in all styles and subjects
  • 98% of what they publish comes from the “slush pile”
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome

So if you have a short story or essay you would like to submit that’s up to 6,000 words, short plays or poems that are up to 4,000 words, or any art such as cover art to paintings I invite you to do so! Click here to check out the submission page for more details. Writing They also have fiction and poetry contests throughout the year. The “Short Short Contest” ends on June 30th and their “Poetry Awards Contest” ends on July 15th. Cash prizes can be won in both contests. Feel free to click the above links to check out the contest pages. So…I encourage you to polish up your prose and get to submitting! Happy Writing!

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Want to take on a writing contest this year? Enter this one!

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you another website that has been a blessing in my writing life. I’m sure many of you have already heard of it but I’m going to share anyway! It’s called Writers Digest and I find myself on that website every week it seems! They have great books on writing as well as tutorialswd, writing tips, webinars and contests.

Last year I entered a short story contest (didn’t win) but it was still fun to try. This summer, Writers Digest is having their 84th annual writing competition. So if you have a piece that you feel is ready to be submitted, I invite you to do so!


Here’s a breakdown of the prizes…

1 grand prize winner will receive:

  • $5,000 cash
  • An announcement on the cover of Writer’s Digest
  • An interview with the author in Writers Digest
  • One on one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York
  • A 30 minute platform strategy consultation
  • And a 1 year subscription to Writers Digest tutorials

In addition to the grand prize winner, there are spots for 10 winner’s total. 1st through 10th place winners will receive: $1,000-$100 cash, gift cards and discounts to the Writer’s Digest shop.

Here are the categories that will be allowed:

  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Stage Play
  • Television/Movie Script
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

The early bird deadline is May 4th

$15 for poetry entries and $25 for manuscript entries

The regular deadline is June 5th

$20 for poetry entries and $30 for manuscript entries

To see a list of rules and how to enter please visit this link:

http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition#how-to-enter

Happy writing!

Toria 🙂