Submission Calls, Fuel for Inspiration, & One Hot Contest

Virginia Quarterly Review is a (well) paying market, and it’s open for unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry and nonfiction now — during the month of July. Don’t miss.

Need a little bit of inspiration? Check out these writing prompts websites.

Feeling lucky? Enter the new hot July 53-word story contest.


“Tho’ much is taken…”

“Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

— From “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)