Friday, March 27, 2009

Calls for Submission: LifeBytes

First and foremost, we are looking for evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, edgy, sexy or happy. We're looking for submissions with a unique voice and point of view. Imagine your story as a vignette that you can see acted out on screen and give us the feeling that we are there with you, sharing your experience. In other words - Is this a story that even someone who has never dated online will find intriguing and engaging.

We are looking for submissions that are well-crafted. Submissions should be able to stand alone as solid, well written short non-fiction stories. Tell your tale in a way that will involve the reader in your adventure. Let it come from your heart, your story is important!

What we are NOT looking for is:
1. An essay or a sermon
2. Advice or a how-to guide to online dating
3. Revenge stories

Story Specifications

Initial deadline: June 15, 2009

Stories should be non-fiction, ranging in length between 300 - 2000 words.

Please be sure to type the authors name and contact information on each page of the story. If your piece is chosen for publication, we will need for you to sign a release form. Upon publication a fee of $50. to $100. (word count dependent) will be remitted to you. Stories can be published anonymously or under a pseudonym if you choose, but must be submitted under the author's legal name.

We prefer that you email your submission as a Word attachment to

If you don't have access to the internet, please submit your stories to the address on the right. Type stories on plain 8 1/2 x 11 paper, in 12 point Times New Roman font, preferably double-spaced.

DO NOT send originals. Send only one copy of each submission. We will destroy submissions not chosen for publication. If you want your copy returned to you (if not chosen for publication), include an SASE. Please note it could take several months to return a submission if it is not chosen for publication.

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