Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Friday, February 7, 2014

List of Upcoming Writing Opportunities (part 2)

This is the second in the list of writing opportunities. This list courtesy of

Submit to:Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists. Send via RTF email attachment. Email Address
Theme:The protagonist must be lesbian and her sexuality cannot be a stigma. While the mad scientist need not be the protagonist, she must be a three-dimensional character and her interest in (mad) science should have a natural rationale as in real life.
Type:Short stories and novelettes (2,500 to 12,500 words)
URL:Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists

Submit to:Bellevue Literary Review. Submission Link
Theme:Our Fragile Environment
Type:Poetry (3 poems) and prose (5,000 words)
URL:Bellevue Literary Review

Submit to:MOTIF. Send via email DOC attachment with "MOTIF-4" as the subject line. Email Address
Type:Poetry or lyrics (3 pieces MAX) and prose (3,000 words MAX)

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Submit to:pacificREVIEW. Email Address
Theme:Mix fairy tales and strangers, and you invent a hybrid theme destined to produce brilliance.
Type:Fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, artwork of all kinds, and graphic narrative.

Submit to:The First Line. Send via attachment. Email Address
Theme:Every story starts the same. This first line: Carlos discovered _____ [fill in the blank] under a pile of shoes in the back of his grandmother's closet.
Type:Short stories (3,000 words MAX)
URL:The First Line

Submit to:The Quotable. Online Form
Type:Poetry (3 poems MAX) and prose (3,000 words MAX)
URL:The Quotable

Submit to:Words Fly Away: Poems for Fukushima. Holly Harwood, Editor. Email Address
Theme:The ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi and its effect on the world. We're looking for original poems in English or with English translation.
Type:Poetry (5 poems/3 pages MAX). Shorter poems are better.
URL:Words Fly Away: Poems for Fukushima

Submit to:Composite Arts Magazine. Online Form
Theme:Still life
Type:Flash fiction and micro-essays (1,000 words MAX)
URL:Composite Arts Magazine

Submit to:Manifest West. Send via online form. Email Address
Theme:Diversity in the West.
Type:Poetry (5 poems MAX) and prose (8,000 word MAX)
URL:Manifest West

Submit to:Western Press Books. Online Form
Theme:Diversity in the West.
Type:Poetry (5 poems MAX), fiction, and creative nonfiction (8,000 words MAX)
URL:Western State Press

Submit to:Liberal Media Made Me Do It! Send via email with DOC attachment. Email Address
Theme:Work inspired by shows and stories on NPR and PBS.
Type:Poetry (2-3 poems, 60 lines MAX)
URL:Liberal Media Made Me Do It!

Submit to:What My Students Taught Me! Vaughn K. Lauer, Ph.D., Editor. Send via email with "Aha moments" in the subject line. Email Address
Theme:Stories written by all educators about a time when a student surprised you, and taught you something beyond pedagogy—perhaps it even changed your way of thinking. Your “aha!” moment can become part of a new book written by educators, for educators.
Type:Short stories

Submit to:Booth. Online Form
Theme:Resurrection Tales: New Life for Old Characters
Type:Prose, poetry, infographics, origami templates, whatever (should be appropriate for paper or screen).
URL:Resurrection Tales: New Life for Old Characters

Submit to:In Fact Books; c/o Creative Nonfiction Foundation; Attn: Mental Health Anthology; 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202; Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Or pay $3 and send online. Online Form
Theme:We want well-written, true narratives about the enigmatic, creative, frustrating, and triumphant moments of the recovery process and the therapeutic journey.
Type:Essays (4,500 words MAX)
URL:Mental Health Anthology

Submit to:Pilgrimage. Online Form
Theme:In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Strike of 1913-14 and the Ludlow Massacre in southern Colorado, we will be considering work that explores the broader theme of labor and its complexities.
Type:Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (6,000 words MAX)

Submit to:Able Muse. Online Form
Type:Poetry (1 to 5 poems)
URL:Able Muse Special Translation Issue

Submit to:Rattle. Send via email attachment (1 file) or pasted-in text. Email Address
Theme:Poets of faith
Submission Guidelines

Submit to:Tin House. PO Box 10500, Portland, OR 97210. Or send online. Online Form
Theme:Tribes. Mention theme in your cover letter.
Type:Poetry (5 poems MAX), short stories, and essays (10,000 words MAX)
URL:Tin House

Submit to:Reveries & Rage. Editors: Tanisha Payton, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, and Mauro Sifuentes. See website for details. Send via email attachment. Email Address
Theme:Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans*, Two-Spirit and other gender and sexuality non-conforming People of Color (QTPOC), that address various aspects of QTPOC experience.
Type:Poetry (up to 3 poems, 1-2 pages each), fiction (5,000 words MAX), micro-fiction (100-300 words), flash fiction (1,000 words MAX), creative nonfiction (5,000 words MAX), and also seeking visual art.
URL:Reveries & Rage

Submit to:Slipstream, Dept. W-1, Box 2071, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Or send online. Submission Link
Theme:Rust, Dust & Lust

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