Saturday, March 31, 2018

What are we looking for?

"work associated with the unspoken realities of life."

What does that mean?

Everyday life involves events that are never addressed, not once spoken of to friends, family, spouses. Those events taint the soil of our soul, yet we never speak of them. Maybe out of shame or regret. Maybe it's rage or just pure survival that keeps the words locked away. We hear about it. We see it. We endure it. But for some reason...we've never told.

Teacher, taunted by the student body for being gay, commits suicide.
High school country boys, slapping girls asses as they walk by.
The nice neighbor, wound up in jail for beating his wife to death.
Uncle Joe, the cross-burning racist who goes to monthly "meetings".
Handsome youth minister, whose son smokes pot and bullies all the fat kids.
Small town mayor, hand-shaker, everyone's friend, goes home and molests his little girl.

It is there and it has always been there. Women lowered their voices and whispered such things because they were evil. They were monstrous.

THAT is what goes in Minnie's Diary. All of the things that actually happen in our world, but are never discussed and rarely discovered until it's too late.

Put YOUR entry in Minnie's Diary.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Minnie's Diary - A Southern Literary Review

April 1 through May 1, Minnie's Diary - A Southern Literary Review invites submissions. There is no submission fee and final decision will be made within eight weeks of the cut off date.
Submit only previously unpublished works. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us promptly if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Multiple submissions of the same genre are not accepted and will not be read or responded to. One submission per genre may be entered. Please wait until you receive a response from us before submitting again.

Stories and essays should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the first page, title on subsequent pages. We are unable to read submissions of more than 5,000 words.

Poems (up to 3 per submission) should be typed with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the header on each page.

Email is our preferred method of submission, though we do accept postal submissions. Before submitting, make sure you paste your intended piece(s) and cover letter into a single .rtf or .doc document, and attach that document to your submission email.

Submit all email entries, subject heading Minnie's Diary, to:

Minnie's Diary - A Southern Literary Review will announce its release near the end of 2018 and will feature work associated with the unspoken realities of life.

All writers who have their piece/pieces accepted will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology which contains their printed work.

Postal Submission

Minnie's Diary prefers that you email your submissions. But if you need to submit via post, please note the following:
Specify genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) on the outside of your envelope and send submissions addressed to Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry respectively. Submissions without a genre indicated on the envelope will be delayed in their processing.
Enclose a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope with your submission. We cannot respond to postal submissions without an SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned, and Minnie's Diary cannot be held liable for lost or damaged manuscripts. If you are submitting from outside the U.S., please submit via email.
Mail to:
Minnie's Diary
P.O.Box 634
Cantonment, FL 32533