The Sparrow, Ottawa's new literary magazine, is looking for aspiring, never-before-published writers to help fill its pages. We are calling on all our friends to help support the literary arts in Ottawa.
Spread the word, start thinking about your ideas, and DON'T BE AFRAID TO BE DARING WITH YOUR PEN! We want to continue to define fringe literature, and only you can do that by exercising the right to write, creatively!
What we are looking for:
PROSE -Short, exciting tales of fiction and non-fiction. All genres and topics welcome. Make sure you let us know whether your story is fiction or non-fiction, sometimes it's not so obvious. Truth can be stranger, as the cliche goes (prove me wrong!). Stories should be about 250-1000 words.
CHAPTER ONE WRITING CONTEST!
You've been working on that full-length novel now for years, or you've had this idea tossed around in your head but you've never had the right motivating challenge to get started. WELL, GET STARTED NOW! We want to give aspiring novelists a chance to publish their work. We are currently accepting submissions for the first chapter of a never-before-published full length novel. We are looking for fresh, unique, and exciting fiction. Send us your first chapter now! Winners will be notified by email. There are no set rules on length, but a chapter generally tends to be between 5-10 pages (2000-5000 Words).
POETRY -Prose is the christmas tree, and poems are the ornaments that make that tree shine. If that's not poetic, show me what is!
Submissions cost nothing: please send them as a Word file to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and contact information (mail, email, telephone etc.) on a separate page. Submissions might be edited for size or content. All copyrights revert to the author after publication.
THE FIRST ISSUE IS SET TO LAUNCH IN THE FALL. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FIRST ISSUE IS SEPT. 3, 2007.
Hope to hear from all of you soon!
Mario Jamal, Editor
The Sparrow Magazine