Mercury Retrograde!

Charli and I didn’t catch the mistake in the email address for submissions to the Around the Campfire Journal. The correct email is:

Please submit all three (3) of your submissions at one time on the body of your email.

Thanks so much.

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Around the Campfire is a bi-annual publication of quality fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, and poetry in the specific styles of 99 words or 99 syllables (Double Ennead).

The literary journal is published in partnership between Gitty Up Press and Unicorn Cats Publishing Services.

2023 is the first issue. The debut theme is “fire.”

The estimated publishing date is October, 2023.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Open to all writers.
  2. Must be 99 words or 99 syllables (see list above).
  3. Must include the theme “fire.”
  4. Must be original and not published elsewhere (including personal blogs or social media).
  5. Accepted May 1 through May 31, 2023, ending at midnight.
  6. Writers may submit up to three entries of one style or a mixture.
  7. Submit all of your submissions (up to three) at one time in the body of a single email. Do not send attachments.
  8. Submissions are only accepted at: Include the submission in the body of the email.
  9. All submissions will receive a notification of receipt. Not all submissions will be selected.
  10. Terms of publishing are provided upon acceptance.

When it comes to word count, writing programs can count differently. There’s some that count certain punctuation, such as the em dash, and others that count hyphenated words as one.

Therefore, we recommend using Microsoft Word or WordCounter.

The same is true about syllable counters. For syllables, use Syllable Counter.

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

15 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde!

  1. Ah I have the correct one with the entries I haven’t sent yet…
    Must have copied that from the CR post.
    All is well that gets fixed 🙂

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      1. Eek. Tech I’m not good with…
        I’m still working on number three… for Fire.
        I might do a few more and choose what I like best or just go with the ‘first impressions’ 😀


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