Creative Fire: Embers and Ashes, Book XVIII Call for Manuscripts

Creative Fire: Embers and Ashes is a literary magazine published by the Life Enrichment Center. We are currently accepting original works of writing in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry from all LEC members.

The submission deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2017 (submissions received after the deadline will not be considered).

Submission requirements:

  • You may submit up to five pieces of writing of any genre but please realize that not all may be published.
  • Please only submit original, unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published work.
  • Genre guidelines:
    • Fiction:
      • Short, short stories (Flash Fiction) length: 1,000 words maximum
      • Short stories length: ~2,000 words
      • Longer manuscripts may be considered
    • Poetry: All forms of poetry are acceptable. Length: up to 40 lines
    • Non-Fiction: Straight non-fiction length: ~1,500 words. Backup materials and photo references may be requested upon acceptance.
    • Creative Non-Fiction: Length: ~1,500 words. A snapshot of an event in a person’s life that may take a variety of forms including anecdote, memoir, or personal essay.
  • All submissions must include the following at the top of each manuscript to be considered for publication:
    • First and last name
    • Mailing address including city and zip code
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Word count
    • Genre
  • Please also include a 2-3 sentence bio with your submission.
  • We prefer electronic submissions but will accept hard copies.
  • Please send electronic submissions to: apmariotti@verizon.net and include “Literary Submission” in the subject line. Include your manuscript(s) as an attachment. Please submit your work in Word (as a .doc file). If you send something in a file format that we can’t read or open, we will contact you.
  • Please send or deliver hard copies submissions to: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612. We prefer that all hard copy entries be typed.
  • You may be asked to edit a submission if it is selected for inclusion.
  • Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  • If your work is accepted for publication, you will receive one free copy.

Questions? Please call the Life Enrichment Center at (813) 932-0241