NEW CALLS FOR POETRY, SPOKEN WORD,

SHORT STORY & ART

Our submissions run through October this year. To enter, make a free Submittable account and explore a world of International Publications, Art Shows, and more today! 

Wow Thanks for taking a look at our new calls for writers and artists for 2021. We were founded on May 13th, 2018 and began offering contests in Aug of that year. Our first book was published Halloween 2019. We've published 12 books in two years, and soon 200 authors and artists. We are a traditional press focusing on books and ebooks. Our emphasis is all about new and diverse voices–especially artists, poetry, and short fiction, as well as two annual anthologies and some single author collections. Our calls have a small reading fee to support more artists and authors like you getting published!

SUGARCOAT

Submit by the end of each month 12 midnight CST January through June, 2021

Call to Writers

Now’s your chance to spread the laughter! Submit a hilarious short-story, whacky and imaginative, or creative nonfiction. The power of laughter knows no bounds, and your story may just be the one we are looking for. “Laughter is the best medicine,” Take this crazy call for writing as the sign you needed to get you out of your seat and get those comedic juices flowing. Well maybe get into your seat and write without juice, just coffee like normal. But anyways, give us your best, most hilarious story, Whether it's thigh-slapping, gut-churning, or just a bit ticklish, we bet you can kick some of this seriousness to the curb. This is your opportunity to submit a story that’s sure to have someone crying of laughter and begging for more. Hurry and enter. Winners will be promoted online on social media, and on our website.

What will you win? Finalists will be published in our new ezine, website and top winners will be published in our 2022 anthology collection with Flying Ketchup Press.

Notes: Spoken Word Video entries will be posted on our Youtube channel and in our digital magazine/ebook versions.

WORDS FOR WRITERS: KETCHUPEDIA

Submissions due mid-month, every month 12 midnight CST January through December, 2021

Words for Writers is a one Word Contest!

We need your words for our word of the day segment on our upcoming word of the day for writers (podcast) and word of the day for poets (radio show). Submit up to 3 words per entry with an explanation of how you use each word to help explain or teach writers, poets, songwriters, or creatives about writing. You can also delve into how each word has helped you along your creative journey.

 

 

It's all about words. Submit Your Best Writing Terms to Ketchupedia. Ketchupedia is a space for words for writers. Have you coined a new term you use to help writers? Or do you have a favorite? We are building a database of words for writers and you are welcome to submit yours! Please send your term, its definition, how you use it to help writers, and where you first discovered or invented that term. You could be invited to be on our upcoming podcast or be a guest on our Relishing our Writers blog!

We have collected over 200 words so far for our Ketchupedia collection, soon to be a podcast and radio show and eventually a publication. Help us share what writing is all about. Some of the words we have so far are Sylvanocity, Psychic Distance, Endowed Objects, Dialog Beat, White Space, and more...Win the fame of being our Word of the Month author! Social Media, Blog, Youtube Video. We'll post all about you and how you help writers understand the craft of writing with your or be a guest on our Relishing our Writers blog!

We have collected over 200 words so far for our Ketchupedia collection, soon to be a podcast and radio show and eventually a publication. Help us share what writing is all about. Some of the words we have so far are Sylvanocity, Psychic Distance, Endowed Objects, Dialog Beat, White Space, and more...Win the fame of being our Word of the Month author! Social Media, Blog, Youtube Video. We'll post all about you and how you help writers understand the craft of writing with your original word or an original take on a word we use every day.

C-NOTE

Submissions due end of month, every month 12 midnight CST January through June, 2021

C-NOTE Celebrating Famous Short Stories 

O'Connor, Hemmingway, Hawthorn, Gilman, Poe, Irving, Sayers, Fitzgerald, Wilde, Wells, Maupassant, Henry, Doyle, Woolf, Lovecraft, Forster, London, Akutawawa, Lang, Howard, Wallace, Kipling, and more. The originators of today's modern story storm form created the literary genre we love today, but often they are out of copyright. Some forgotten gems lie ready to be dusted off and put back on the shelf. Let's celebrate short stories in the public domain by updating, editing, altering, or celebrating one of your favorite modern tales. Join in this time travel call for short fiction that speaks to both past and present.
 

Creativity. Let it happen. Let's think about the authors of the past and who we are today. How are we alike? What is easier. Fast forward. Re-tell that same story today.

 

The top 12 finalists will be published in a short story collection with Flying Ketchup Press.

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