Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Minnie's Diary - A Southern Literary Review...deadline in one week

Only one week left to submit to Minnie's Diary. Guidelines follow:

April 1 through May 1, Minnie's Diary - A Southern Literary Review invites submissions. 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Submit only previously unpublished works.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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our Second Guest Judge...

     Again, because we are demanding quality for our publication, we must bring in individuals with education, talent and drive the likes of which most of us only dream.

     Dr. Downes had to be one of the judges, and we all held our breath until he agreed. We are beyond proud to have him as a guest judge. His life speaks to Minnie's Diary:
    Dr. Brent T Downes is a multiple award-winning community development facilitator, educator, and author. Proudly born and raised in Brisbane, QLD Australia he has over ten years of experience working with disadvantaged, marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable groups.

     He has extensive experience and passion for connecting all forms of art and creative expression to social change and is profoundly interested in the possibilities that storytelling, theatre, and other art-forms offer to heal, reconcile and transform individuals, communities and societies.

    He has multiple publishing credits across various mediums and is an award-winning vocational and higher-education educator. He currently lives in Kathmandu, Nepal where he is engaged in humanitarian aid, capacity and community development.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Our First Guest Judge...

    You've probably been wondering who will be reading your entries.

     Minnie's Diary will be publishing only the best work, so it stands to reason that we will bring in some serious literary experience to choose pieces for our first publication. We are so honored to have the expertise of Dr. Nalley for our first release.

     Dr. Donna B. Nalley has served as the Director of the English Program at South University Online since 2012 and has taught at the school as an assistant professor since 2008. Prior teaching experience included visiting professorships at Winthrop University and Texas A&M-Kingsville. Additionally, she served as the Director of Publications for the SERVE Center, an education research organization at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There, she managed a group of writers, editors, and graphic designers and published books, magazines, websites, and other materials, disseminating information on education research. Dr. Nalley earned her BA and MA in English from The University of North Carolina-Charlotte and her PhD in American literature from The University of South Carolina, where her dissertation focused on the symbol of the ruined garden in the American novel.      
     Dr. Nalley has published and presented in the areas of literature, writing, and education. Recent presentations include talks on first-year composition strategies, learning dynamics in the online classroom, working with at-risk students, and applications of belonging and growth mindset theory. Dr. Nalley resides in Florida with her children, where she enjoys reading, creative writing, and photography.