Call for Submissions

What is a neologism? + submission call–, DEADLINE TODAY: May 30, 2016

I’m never disappointed when I take time to read Rob Carney’s guest blog posts on There’s always something new, something to learn, something to contemplate, and a way to approach writing about all of those things. Each post is a story and/or a poem, and will give you a little insight to his writing process. You can view all his blog posts here.

Most recently, in Linguistics he writes about neologisms like “tweet” and “hashtag” and then connects it to coffee and Anne Sexton? Yes, that’s exactly what he does.

PROMPT: What modern “convenience” annoys you and what would be better instead?

"Linguistics" Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series by Rob Carney on

“Linguistics” Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series by Rob Carney on

His posts on music history cross perception, a Steely Dan cover band, Pandora, Spotify, an onslaught of other music references, and the Spokane River.

PROMPT: Write a poem about your history with music.

"Music History II" Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series by Rob Carney on

“Music History II” Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series by Rob Carney on is a beautiful online “Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.” They publish a broad variety of writers and genres, including poetry, nonfiction, fiction, interviews, reviews, and blog posts. Not only is this online journal a great read, but once you’ve become familiar, consider submitting your own work. Regular submissions are open until May 30, 2016 with no fee to submit. They also run a contest year-round.

Click here for’s submission guidelines.

DEADLINE: May 30, 2016


FORMS:  poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions


For more info on how to submit your work to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

Rob Carney's fourth book 88 Maps was just released by Lost Horse Press (distribution by University of Washington Press). Read the detailed review by Julie Marie Wade on The Rumpus here. Other books and chapbooks include Story Problems and Weather Report, from Somondoco Press. You can also read his poetry in 4th Annual Contest Winner and Issue 30. And listen to a new radio interview with Rob Carney.

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