From autumn (our “early bird” deadline) to summer you have kept us busy, surprising us, challenging us and at times even stupefying us into awestruck silence and now, at the end of it all it is you the writer, the poet, the word artist, who deserve the most to be thanked and congratulated for making Hourglass Literary Magazine’s maiden endeavour worthwhile. Our writing contest has now come to an end.
There is a lot of work to be done still; our translators are already scavenging through dictionaries to bring the best possible translations of our contributor’s works before you. The full list of “widely recognized authors” to feature in the magazine was already introduced to you via our latest newsletter, and is also available on our web site. The contest saw great interest from writers and poets from around the world, and we received 1200+ submissions. A detailed breakdown of the exact numbers of submissions and a full list of countries will be announced in July.
July is also the month for the magazine’s writing competition “long list announcement”, with the final results to follow soon after.
You can find out more at this link, where as promised you will also find details of our “no entry fee” submission call for micro-fiction. We will accept up to ten micro-fiction pieces for publishing in the magazine, and authors will be paid $25.00 per piece for the publishing rights. Submission window opens on 15th June and runs till 15th July 2016 so hurry – you have to write your best piece and edit it to perfection before hitting that ‘send’ button!
We would also like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to our benefactors, so here’s to Krajina Klass, BLC (Banjaluka College), software company Literature and Latte, The Literary Encyclopedia and Astrohaus. This would not have been possible without their support and your trust.