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||Little Episodes is currently accepting submissions for its second anthology Brainstorms, as part of the Expression of Depression series.
We are looking for examples of poetry, lyrics, short stories, excerpts of scripts, and artwork (Black and White ONLY) from both established and emerging talent who wish to support the work of Little Episodes.
Deadline for Submissions: July 31st, 2010.
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(Please Note that in order to better deal with submissions, LE has adopted a new file management system, and are no longer accepting submissions by email.)
Caught: True Crime Tales of Scamming, Scheming & Sliding By
“Whether you’ve stolen, conned, lied, or cheated: here is your chance to come clean. Tell us about the times you’ve ripped someone off, the five finger discounts you’ve taken, the little white lies you’ve told. Confession is good for the soul and we want to hear every crafty detail of yours. Tell us the tactless, the tricky and the downright terrible and we may want to publish it.
We are interested in unique personal essays that will disgust and delight readers. We want to hear from everyone, from petty criminals to hardened cons. Submissions might play with the nurture vs. nature theme, could be mastermind masterpieces, or may even be ‘anti’ crime; the collection as whole will evoke strong emotion and stand out in this popular genre.
A pseudonym may be used to protect your identity–just let us know! (Your secrets are safe with us).
All essays should be nonfiction narratives, written in the first-person. Focus on one or a few selected events; do not send rants or political speeches. Stories should be titled. Essays should be between 1000 – 5000 words, double-spaced, paginated and word-processed. No funky fonts, please.
Please include a brief bio (1-3 sentences) at the end of your submission.
August 1, 2010
Please send your submissions to: email@example.com
Writers chosen for the book will be contacted by September 2010. Their selected stories will be published in an anthology to be released by winter 2011. Each contributor receives two free copies of the finished book.”
One that sent me into such a LOLercaust, I spewed Diet Coke all over myself:
90 Kinds Of Bitches
“There are 90 kinds of bitches.
Found on the floor of a 3rd Grade Washington D.C. classroom, ‘Types of Bitches’ is this season’s must-read Internet meme. Alternatively offensive and hilarious, the school kids list of 90 different kinds of bitches (example: ”Talking behind your back bitches”, “White bitches that think black people poor”, “Geekin bitches”) begs for reinterpretation. If you’d like to learn more about the original list, visit And I Am Not Lying
…as for the types of bitches?