Special Announcements

2021 Annual Call for Themed Submissions

Literary Arts

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Flash Discourse
Micro-Flash.

2021 theme: “Requiem.”
50 words maximum, not including title and by-line. Fiction and nonfiction.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 10 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. . To make your work eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Micro Flash.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close March 31.

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Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Flash Discourse
Super-Flash.

2020 Theme: “Vignette/The Open Window.”
100 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography of up to 50 words. . To make your work eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction/Super-Flash.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open April 1.          Submissions close June 30.

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Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Flash Discourse
Half Flash.

2021 Theme: “A New Leaf/A Reverdie.”
400 words minimum, 500 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 4 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. . To make your work eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction/Half Flash.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open July 1.          Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Flash Discourse
Double Flash (Short-short)

2021 Theme: “Symbolism: Tranche de Vie.”
2000 words minimum, 2100 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 2 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction/Double Flash/Naturalism.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close September 30.

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Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Prose Discourse
Experimental Discourse to 2000 words

2021 theme: “1 of 24- The Story of an Hour”
2000 words minimum, 2100 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Experimental Fiction to 2000 words.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open October 1.          Submissions close December 31.

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Prose Discourse
Nonfiction: Memoir, CNF, or Personal Essay.

2021 theme: “1 of 24- The Story of an Hour”
3000 words minimum, 10000 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Submissions should contain from 3000 up to 10,000 words, not counting the title, byline and any epigraph. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Nonfiction: Memoir, CNF, or Personal Essay.

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open October 1.          Submissions close December 31.

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Poetry
Haiku/Senryu/Tanka.

2021 theme: “Proverb”
All styles/formulas of haiku, senryu, and tanka are welcome.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit a maximum of 100 lines contained in one document. Number the individual poems. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. To make your work eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Haiku/Senryu/Tanka.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open April 1.           Submissions close May 31. 

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Poetry
Narrative Poetry, all forms and styles.

2021 theme: “Hagiography”
50 lines maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 3 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. To make this content eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box on the submission form. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Narrative Poetry, all forms and styles.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close March 31.

SUBMIT

 

Annual call for themed submissions:Poetry
Lyric poetry, all forms & styles.

2021 theme: “Paean”
50 lines maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and include a professional biography of up to 100 words. To make this content eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box on the submission form. No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: LYRIC POETRY, all forms and styles.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open JANUARY 1.           Submissions close June 30.

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Poetry
Elegy, all forms & styles.

2021 theme: “Lost Cause”
100 lines maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Personal, impersonal, and pastoral elegies in all forms and styles are welcome. Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Elegy.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Poetry
Dramatic Monologue in blank verse.

2021 theme: “Apology”
75 lines maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography of up to 50 words. To make this content eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box on the submission form. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Dramatic Monologue.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT

 

 Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Poetry
Prose Poetry.

2021 theme: “New Empire”
1000 words maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 3 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Prose Poetry.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open July 1.          Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Mixed Forms
Haibun/Tanka Prose.

2021 theme: “Parable.”
35 prose lines maximum for each individual work.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. To make your work eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box on the submissions  form. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Haibun/Tanka Prose.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close December 30. 

SUBMIT

 

Annual Call for Themed Submissions: Mixed Forms
SEQUENTIAL ART STORIES

2021 theme: “Revelation.”
25 pages maximum for each individual work.
Submissions as Manga, Manhua, BDs, Graphic Stories, and Fumetti are welcome.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit a single work of up to 25 pages as a PDF document file. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. To make your work eligible for an O:JA&L YouTube event, mark the Affirmative Permission/Release box on the submissions  form. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Sequential Art Stories.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.          Submissions close December 30.

SUBMIT