Submissions Reopened and Celebrated

Letter from the Editor.

Story Bleed Magazine is once again accepting submissions!

After a year of submissions on hold due to a backlog in the hundreds, we are proud to announce that we have reopened submissions and are ready to celebrate with you.

#storied

Join the Story Bleed Editors this Thursday for a one hour open twitter chat about the craft of writing.

What:  Writing indulgence in the company of friends, writers, and editors
Where:  Twitter #storied (click the hashtag and join in or simply follow along)
When:  Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 9pm ET/ 8CT/ 6PT

Reopening submissions is worth celebrating.  Not only does it breathe new life into our conversation, once again enlivening the push and pull of living art, but we are also broadening our embrace.  Story Bleed Magazine now accepts original submissions both previously published and unpublished in the following areas:

  • nonfiction (essays, memoirs)
  • fiction (short pieces, please)
  • poetry
  • art
  • photography

Submit your work to Story Bleed through our revamped submissions manager today.

Timeless. Published. Unpublished. Singular. Bold.

As ever, we are interested in pieces that are timeless.  New for us, however, is the acceptance of original, previously unpublished pieces.

Since our first incarnation years ago, we have received countless requests to accept previously unpublished work.  As one of our missions is to encourage writers and artists to first publish within their own platforms before farming out their efforts to other venues, we have hesitated to publish unpublished work.  You and your audience deserve that priority attention.  However, over time we have realized that some work does not fit in the author’s existing platform or the author does not have his own venue.  We are happy to evolve and excited to see where your bold experiments move us.

Online. Print.

Story Bleed publishes both online and in print.  You will see in our new submission guidelines that one of the responsibilities of our Editors is to identify in which venue your work would be best featured.  All submissions are therefore considered for both our Online and Print editions.  Which, frankly, has us pretty damn excited.

Celebrate. Write. Indulge.

Our first twitter chat with the Story Bleed Editors was a resounding success in terms of both turnout and content.  In case you missed it or simply want to revisit some of your favorite moments, we have archived select tweets from the one hour event at our #storied page .

Be sure to follow us on twitter @StoryBleed and join us this Thursday at 9pm ET for our second #storied event, celebrating our reopening submissions!  Prepare to discover inspiration and explore the place between us where stories blur the lines.

See you then!
Megan Jordan
@VelveteenMind
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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  1. Amanda
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    How amazing to greet spring yesterday, halfheartedly lament a snowfall this morning and now breathlessly celebrate this awakening!
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  2. Robin Dance says:

    Exciting times at @Storybleed ~ Submissions are reopened! http://bit.ly/gArVN1 Hit us with your BEST…writing!

    • Rahela
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      My Billy Jack LessonBy: Mary Jo Brunette, Farmington, MNThe main lessons I’ve leneard from watching the BJ series are “acceptance” and “love” for all humanity, albeit, in our personal lives or business walk. Its theme song, One Tin Soldier, could be an anthem, as it tells it like it is, “Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name Heaven; you can justify it in the end. There won’t be any trumpets blowing come the judgment day on the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away.” If that isn’t a lesson, I don’t know what is. It reminds me of God’s Golden Rule: do onto others as you’d like to be done onto you.Another fine lesson from the film is Billy’s message that he shared with Jean, while Jean concerns herself with what is about to happen to her kids. “What is going to happen tomorrow is going to happen and all your worry in the world isn’t going to change anything. Come on, smile.” Once again, this is so god-like, in that God also tells His followers to not fret over worries, such as in Matthew 6: 25-27. I tell you this, do not worry about tomorrow. For like the birds of the fields, God gives them food when they have no idea where there next meal will come from. Are you not more important to the Father than mere birds?” And in conclusion, as verse 35 points out: Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I rather consider that verse very “Billy Jack-like,” poignant, specific, and true.I personally believe that God’s Holy Spirit granted these messages, via Tom and Delores’ lips, representative of Christ, instructing further Biblical-type lessons for our modern times. I might take it a step further and note that perhaps God used Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin as mouthpieces of wisdom. Perhaps I’d take it a step further and say they are modern-day prophets; where the Bible left off, modern prophets of today continue to distribute Godly affirmations, similar to priests in a church—like wise modern-day forecasters to reach the youth of the world.I, for one, am grateful that they’ve used their wisdom to help benefit the youth of this world. Thanks Tom and Delores for sharing your voices and being “our voice.”Current score: 0 (Please enable JavaScript to vote.)a0a0(vote for this entry)

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