Call for Submissions: A Mystery for Most

Call for Submissions: A Mystery for Most: An Everglades Anthology
Edited by Houston Cypress and Hector Duarte Jr.

The Everglades—not exactly land, not exactly water—covering most of the territory south of Lake Okeechobee, remain a mystery for most: a place of promise or despair, hope or fear. A place in which a burgeoning American empire extended its will on another people in the name of natural resources and the conquest of land.

We seek poems, stories, essays, and photographs that bridge the gap between the known and the imagined, the past and the present, remembering and forgetting, personal and public history. Tell us about pirate ships and dugout canoes on lonely water paths; about swamps, lagoons, and creeks. About the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes, missionaries, universality, medicine men, faith and God. Tell us about YOUR Everglades.

We are looking for your best Everglades-inspired fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and photography.

Please use our Submittable link: https://lominybooks.submittable.com/submit/43169

Please consider the following guidelines before sending your work:

Poetry: 1-3 poems; typed. Please include your name on each poem.

Fiction/ Creative non-fiction/ Essays: 1500-3500 words; typed, double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font. Please submit all written work as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files.

Photos: 3-5 black and white .jpg images no larger than 8 x 10 with a minimum 300 dpi resolution.

DEADLINE for all submissions is September 20, 2015.

Direct questions to lominybooks@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: The Haitian Diaspora today

Call for Submissions: The Haitian Diaspora today

DEADLINE: August 31, 2014

The word “Diaspora” once referred exclusively to the repeated scattering of the Jews away from the kingdom of Judea.  Today, “diaspora” has taken on a general meaning of the forced/willful relocation of any people away from their homeland and into foreign lands.  Lominy Books seeks non-fiction contributions on all aspects of the Haitian diaspora today for publication in an anthology.

The idea is to interrogate the historical and contemporary processes of migration, and highlighting the impacts of the Haitian diaspora on both the receiving countries and the homeland left behind.  We hope to read submissions that discuss the concepts of brain drain, brain gain, mutual gain, brain waste, remittances (individual and collective), and so on. In all of this the links among geography, history, society, and identity are central.

We also welcome narrative essays and papers that address 1) the perception of the self once affected by an experience of de-territorialisation, 2) diasporic memories and narratives of the self, 3) the idea of home and how it evolves over the life course of migrants, and 4) the mechanics of choice in the migratory context.

We encourage:

  • Contributions from any member of the Haitian diaspora
  • Essays by professionals, those engaged in the formulation and implementation of public policy, and public and private sector administrators.
  • Stories and papers from artists in film, music, and theatre.

Guidelines for Submissions

  1. Submissions should be in English
  2. Each submission should include: title, author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
  3. Submissions with multiple authorships should indicate the person to be contacted.
  4. The deadline for submission is August 31st, 2014
  5. Send submissions to: lominybooks@gmail.com

Haiti Boy

Call for Submissions: Short Short Noir

The editors of Lominy Books are now accepting submissions of short shorts for publication in an anthology.  We’re interested in noir fiction.

Submission deadline: Rolling.

Payment: Contributors are paid in gratitude and admiration.

Submission fee: No submission fee.

Submission Guidelines
• 
Do not send previously published work.
• Please use our submission manager.
• The short short should be no more than 1,000 words.
• Include a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone, email, and the title of your manuscript.
• Use a standard 12 pt font, such as Garamond or Times New Roman.
• Manuscripts should be in English and contain no illustrations.
• Manuscripts by multiple authors will not be accepted. Translations will not be accepted.
• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but Lominy Books must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Email us at lominybooks@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: The Seven Deadly Sins

The editors of Lominy Books are now accepting submissions of short shorts for publication in an anthology: The Seven Deadly Sins.

Submission deadline: December 31st. 

Payment: Contributors are paid in gratitude and admiration.

Submission fee: No submission fee.

Submission Guidelines
• 
Do not send previously published work.
• Please use our submission manager.
• The short short should be no more than 1,000 words.
• Include a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone, email, and the title of your manuscript.
• Use a standard 12 pt font, such as Garamond or Times New Roman.
• Manuscripts should be in English and contain no illustrations.
• Manuscripts by multiple authors will not be accepted. Translations will not be accepted.
• Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but Lominy Books must be notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication via email.

What is “Noir”?

Here are definitions you might find useful:

“The simplest definition of noir is fiction that focuses on mostly amoral characters, that typically involves crime or misdeeds, and that evinces a bleak or fatalistic view of the universe. However, noir doesn’t have to be overly depressing or serious; in fact, black humor is often a secondary characteristic. And though noir usually features stripped-down, utilitarian prose, it doesn’t have to; a complex, dense and subtle style can also be used to create stories in this genre.” Álvaro Rodríguez

“In [noir fiction], the protagonist is usually not a detective, but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a perpetrator. He is someone tied directly to the crime, not an outsider called to solve or fix the situation. Other common characteristics of this sub-genre are the emphasis on sexual relationships and the use of sex to advance the plot and the self-destructive qualities of the lead characters. This type of fiction also has the lean, direct writing style and the gritty realism commonly associated with hardboiled fiction.” George Tuttle