Deadlines, Contest, Guidelines
The author retains copyright of their work. However, we reserve first internet publication copyright. We also reserve the right to publish any work submitted to the magazine in a future Big Pond Rumours Anthology in print publication format.
We accept the following:
quality poems and short stories
essays on poetics or creative writing
biographic essays about established poets
photographs to accompany essays or bios
original illustrations and artwork
Deadline for the Summer 2008 Issue (Volume III, Issue I): June 1st, 2007
Deadline for the Winter 2008 Issue (Volume III, Issue I): December 15th, 2007
Submissions received after the deadlines are considered for inclusion in the following issue.
· all submissions must be unpublished works
· simultaneous submissions are not accepted
There is a Contest with prizes for every issue!
• Poetry • Prose • Essay
If you are making a submission to us, please read the next page carefully!
VIA SNAIL MAIL:
POEMS: Submit up to 6 standard pages of poetry (single-spaced) with your name in the top right corner of each page.
SHORT STORIES / VIGNETTES: Submit 1-15 pages of prose (double-spaced) with your name in the top right corner.
Our ‘zine appears twice a year, in Summer (July) and Winter (January). Deadlines are: June 1st for the Summer issue and December 1st for the Winter Issue.
Please see the Contest pages for information about the Issue Contests, their Judges and prizes. Please see the Big Pond Rumours Press website for a description of the Press publications that are awarded as prizes in the Contests for each issue.
All submissions are considered for the Issue Contests.