We just got word from our friends at Vital Narrative Press that the submission deadline for their annual summer reader has been extended! The Essential Summer Reader is their annual literary journal, that was created to offer new writers a chance to be published and have their work available to a worldwide audience. The theme for this year is "elements" because the goal for this year's reader is to show what we are made of, the interpretation of the theme is completely up to you. They are looking for short stories, plays, essays, poems, novel excerpts and creative non-fiction. Check out their website for more details on submission. Submit away people!