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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Black Fox Update: What Ya Waiting For?

Writing/Reading Song of the Day: "Watcha Waiting For" by Gwen Stefani

Shameless self promotion time, peeps!

We, along with our sis Racquel, are gearing up for the second issue of our literary magazine, Black Fox. If you want to OWN and hold in your precious hands the debut issue go here (please, go there!)

As well as moving forward and putting out a new issue, we have just debuted a brand spanking new website. Click here to check out the new look of Black Fox :D

Besides promoting our first issue and pimping our new look, we also wanted to make sure that all of you know what we're looking for and what kinds of services/contests we're offering.

Overall we take fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art from various genres. BUT we started the mag during our MFA program due to our frustration with literary magazines and how they don't showcase every form of writing. Therefore, we search for underrepresented fiction. That includes YOU YA writers that love and follow this blog. We're also desperately seeking romance, mystery, and flash fiction. There are opportunities for artists and poets in our magazine and on our website, too. We are always looking for authors to interview as well. All submission guidelines can be found here. Again, underrepresented fiction writers, we want YOU!

FINALLY, we wanted to make sure you are aware of the contests that Black Fox Literary Magazine offers. We are offering cash prizes for our fiction contest. You can submit to the contest with a low entry fee of $10.00. Your fiction can be in any genre but must not be more than 5,000 words. First place gets published in our Spring 2012 issue and receives $150.00. The deadline to enter is December 1st, 2011. Find out more info about the fiction contest here. ALSO, we are giving our 100 Twitter Follower contest another go. When we started the contest a while back we only had three entries and planned on giving three prizes...we decided to extend the contest to try and get more people to enter. We are open to taking suggestions for the prizes in the comments section of this post. (b/c we assume that's why people didn't enter...) and we'll give more info on the contest regulations and end date in a later post.

Other Opportunities with Black Fox Literary Magazine:

*Blog Posts: We are launching a Black Fox Blog soon and are looking for contributors. Mainly we want nonfiction articles on the craft of writing, and book reviews. More info can be found here.

*Readers: We are also looking for individuals who are willing to read submission for Black Fox Literary Magazine. More information will be given on this at a later date.

*Manuscript Consultations: The editors of Black Fox Literary Magazine will be offering a manuscript consultation service for a low price. Again, more information will be given on this at a later date.

We're open to new ideas/suggestions as well. Do you see anything in other mags that we are not offering? If so, let us know. Also, don't forget to give us some ideas for the Black Fox 100 Twitter Followers contest. And please, please DON'T FORGET to submit!


Holly Dodson said...

Ladies, the new site is GORGEOUS! Great job!!

Angela Felsted said...

Hmmm, maybe I should stop over at black fox and have a look. Thanks for the info. :)

Mrs. Silverstein said...

Ooh--a compelling reason to try something short! With a deadline!

Stop by this post if you like--I've tagged you for a blog award! http://readingontheftrain.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-was-i-just-saying-about-this.html

Racquel Henry said...

Stated very well! :)

Kate Scott said...

Hey ladies, I gave you guys and award on my blog http://www.katescottwrites.com/2011/10/blog-award.html

A.J. Mullarky said...

I'd like to read for you :)

Racquel Henry said...

Alex, you should email one of us so we can set you up!