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Mar222015

Submission Sunday 3.22.15


Artists have created art in national parks since the late 19th century when famed Hudson River School painters captured the majestic views of our nation's western parks. Today, the sights and sounds in national parks continue to inspire artists in more than 50 residency programs across the country. 


Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings. 

There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public. 


Quarterly West
2015 Novella Contest
(Deadline May 15 – $500)

Quarterly West is the literary journal run and staffed by PhD creative writing students at the University of Utah. We have been in business since 1976.

Enter a single work of fiction, with a minimum length of 17,000 words and maximum length 35,000 words. No restrictions as to genre, subject matter, or form apply, although we urge you to look at our About Us statement for the type of writing that we favor. 
We will publish, at minimum, 150 copies of the winning novella. All judging is blind and is therefore open to all entrants, excluding those who have been on staff for 
Quarterly West within the last two years. The judge for the 2015 contest is Lily Hoang. Quarterly West reserves the right to not choose a winner for any given year.

The novella contest winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and twenty-five copies of the novella. Quarterly West will feature the novella prominently on our website, as well as sending out review copies and promoting the novella at AWP 2016.


#TwitterFiction Festival (Deadline March 30)

#TwitterFiction Festival is about embracing, exploring, and developing the art of storytelling on Twitter. From May 11-15, the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House will team up again to present the third industry-wide #TwitterFiction Festival. 
Submit your idea for a #TwitterFiction story before 9AM EST on March 30th for the chance to become a Featured Storyteller during the weeklong festival.


Perhaps you’ll want to parody a historical character, or compose a narrative starring multiple character handles, or maybe you’ll want to record something through vine. The options are endless! Give us a description of your story and how you’ll use Twitter to tell it. Remember: Creative uses of the platform are very welcome!


Arts & Letters Prizes (Deadline March 31 – $1000)

The reading period for the Arts & Letters prize contest is February 1 – March 31. For each of the four major genres, we offer the winner a $1,000 prize. Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction winners are published in our Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) 


ScreenCraft 2015 Horror Screenplay Contest (Early Deadline April 15 – $2000)

The indie horror scene has been booming recently thanks to acclaimed fright-fests such as "You're Next," "The Badadook" and "It Follows," and now could be your chance to get involved in the exciting genre. ScreenCraft's Horror Screenplay Contest 2015 is officially accepting submissions through July 1, 2015. Entry fee for each screenplay is $29 until the early deadline on April 15th, and then $49 until final deadline on July 1st. Cash prizes include up to $2,000 for the first place winner. 

The 2015 jury consists of Hollywood's top representatives and producers of the genre: Ryan Turek, VP of Development at Blumehouse Productions and founder of ShockTilYouDrop.com, Scott Henderson, Agent at Paradigm Talent Agency, Andrew Wilson, Manager at Zero Gravity, and Miles Fineburg, Development Executive at Terror Films. 


Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
(Deadline April 30 – $1500)

Welcome to the 23rd annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. Now with $4,000 in prizes. Winning Writers finds and creates quality resources for poets and writers. It was founded by Jendi Reiter and Adam Cohen in 2001. We are located in Western Massachusetts.

We sponsor four annual contests: the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee), the North Street Book Prize for self-published books, the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest, and the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest.


The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest (Deadline May 1 – $500)

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We don't rely on quotas or preconceived notions of what's "publishable." Unless otherwise noted, we don't typically have word count limits or thematic restrictions. We want your wildest settings and weirdest plots. We want fine-tuned prose and active characters. We want stories that take risks. But most importantly, we want your very best writing, whatever that entails.

The winning story will be published in The Conium Review's next issue. The winning author will receive $500, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge's latest book. Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard before.  Show us something new with your subject, style, or characters. Make sure your writing has a "wow" factor. The 2015 contest judge is Amelia Gray.  


The Paris Review/Standard Hotel Writer-in-Residence (Deadline April 8)

For the past two years, we’ve partnered with the Standard, East Village, in downtown Manhattan, to find a Writer-in-Residence—someone with a book under contract who could use three weeks in a hotel room. Last summer’s winner, the poet Ansel Elkins, from Greensboro, North Carolina, was profiled by The New Yorker during her stay. “I come down here with a book until I feel awake,” she said in the hotel restaurant, “and I watch the parade of fine-looking men in suits. You don’t get that in Greensboro.”

Today through April 8, we’re accepting applications for our next residency. No dishes, no distractions, just a quiet room in the center of everything. The residency will last the first three weeks in July; once again, applicants must have a book under contract. Applications will be judged by the editors of The Paris Review and Standard Culture. (We’ll answer your most burning question in advance: yes, the room includes free breakfast and free coffee.)

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Gulf Coast 2015 Writing Prizes (Deadline March 22 – $1500)
#TwitterFiction Festival (Deadline March 30)
The Offing Call for Submissions
 (Free until March 30)
La Napoule Art Foundation Residencies (Deadline March 30)
Hidden River Arts 2015 Eludia Award (Deadline March 30 – $1000)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Arts & Letters Prizes (Deadline March 31 – $1000)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Rathalla Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
Fifth Annual bosque Fiction Prize (Deadline March 31 – $1000)
The Kerouac Project Writing Residency (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)
2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Deadline March 31)
Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline April 1)
North Dakota Quarterly Call for Submissions (Theme: Art & Science – Deadline April 1)
North American Review Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction (Deadline April 1 – $500)
Pennsylvania State University (Altoona) One-Semester Resident Teaching Fellowship (Deadline April 1)
Squaw Valley Writers Workshops (July 6–13, 2015) (Deadline April 2)
The Paris Review/Standard Hotel Writer-in-Residence (Deadline April 8)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: The Weather – Deadline April 13)
EPOCH Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Whiskey Island Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
A Public Space Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
The Normal School Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Rattle Call for Submissions (Tribute Theme: Scientists – Deadline April 15)
Screencraft 2015 Horror Screenplay Contest (Early Deadline April 15 – $2000)
Beecher's Magazine Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction Contests
 (Deadline April 15 – $200)
Brevity Call for Submissions (Theme: Experiences of Gender – Deadline April 20)
Passages North Thomas J. Hrushka Memorial Nonfiction Prize (Deadline April 20 – $1000)
Redivider Beacon Street Prize (Deadline April 30 – $500)
The Texas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
The Hopkins Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest (Deadline April 30 – $1500)

Sunday
Mar152015

Submission Sunday 3.15.15

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Squaw Valley Writers Workshops (July 6–13, 2015) (Deadline April 2)

These workshops assist serious writers by exploring the art and craft as well as the business of writing. The week offers daily morning workshops, craft lectures, panel discussions on editing and publishing, staff readings, and brief individual conferences. The morning workshops are led by staff writer-teachers, editors, or agents. There are separate morning workshops for Fiction and Narrative Nonfiction/Memoir. In addition to their workshop manuscript, participants may have a second manuscript read by a staff member who meets with them in an individual conference. 


Hidden River Arts 2015 Eludia Award (Deadline March 30 – $1000)

Hidden River Publishing announces the opening of our fourth Eludia Award, for a first book-length unpublished novel or collection of stories. The prize is open to women writers age 40 and older, who do not yet have a book-length publication of fiction. (Book length publications in other genres are fine. Self-publishing IS publishing, and will disqualify the fiction manuscript.) The winning manuscript will be published on our imprint, Sowilo Press, and will receive $1000 plus ten copies of the book.


Fifth Annual bosque Fiction Prize
(Deadline March 31 – $1000)

This year's contest is for writers 40 and over (born in 1975 or earlier). ABQ Writers Co-op is a joint venture founded by Lynn C. Miller & Lisa Lenard-Cook to foster the creative writing process, & provide community and support––including classes and retreats––for writing.


The Offing Call for Submissions (Free until March 30)

The Offing, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, is an online literary magazine publishing work in all genres. The Offing publishes work that challenges, experiments, provokes — work that pushes literary and artistic forms and conventions, but understands that to do so requires a rigorous understanding of those forms and conventions.

The Offing is a place for new and emerging writers to test their voices, and for established writers to test their limits. The Offing actively seeks out work by and about those often marginalized in the literary conversation, including people of color, women and gender non-conformists, and members of the LGBTQ and differently abled communities.

The Offing believes writers and artists deserve to be compensated for their work, and we will pay our contributors. It won't be much at first — $25, $50 — but we will work diligently, with your help, to raise the funds to increase that amount, and to offer stipends to our editorial staff.​


Gulf Coast 2015 Writing Prizes (Deadline March 22 – $1500)

Awarding $6,000 in prizes to poets, essayists, and fiction writers, this year's judges are Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (Fiction), Maggie Nelson (Nonfiction), and Carl Phillips (Poetry)! The contest awards publication and $1,500 each to the best poem, essay, and short story, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 28.1, due out in Fall 2015, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. 

Begun by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast is the nationally-distributed journal housed within the University of Houston's English Department, home to one of the US's top ranked creative writing programs. The journal spent its nascent years (1982-1985) as Domestic Crude, a name that nodded to the major industry of the Houston area. It was a 64-page (magazine-formatted) student-run publication, with editorial advising coming from Mr. Lopate, who also contributed work to the first issues.

In 1986, the name Gulf Coast premiered. It stuck. After some experimenting, the journal found its dimensions and, eventually, its audience. The journal has since moved beyond the student body of the University of Houston and into the larger world. Our readership of the print journal currently exceeds 3,000, with more and more coming to our ever-expanding website. The print journal comes out each April and October.


The Common Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)

The Common is published in print biannually from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ours is a small community with far-reaching ideas. We’re a place of farmers, professors, immigrants, liberals, conservatives, dairy cows, tobacco plants, strip malls, and Victorian and Brutalist architecture. We have a rich literary history and support a vibrant diversity of artists and authors. The Common fosters regional creative spirit while stitching together a national and international community through publishing literature and art from around the world, bringing readers into a common space.

We seek stories, essays, poems, and dispatches that embody a strong sense of place: pieces in which the setting is crucial to character, narrative, mood, and language. We receive many submissions about traveling in foreign countries and discourage writers from submitting conventional travelogues in which narrators report on experiences abroad without reflecting on larger themes. Prose submissions should be fewer than 10,000 words. All nonfiction will be considered for both print and online publication, including the online column Long Reads, which publishes longer form essays.


The Flexible Persona Call for Submissions

The Flexible Persona is a biweekly literary journal that publishes fiction in audio and print format through our website, iTunes, and iBooks. The Flexible Persona is a space for experimentation, chances, accidents and discoveries. The Flexible Persona is a space for writers, readers, composers, and listeners. The Flexible Persona is an experiment in re-humanization.

We publish engaging, character-driven fiction & nonfiction. Stories of how characters sustain themselves in the context of relationships and communities appeal to us. The Flexible Persona is a space for experimentation, chances, accidents and discoveries. We maintain both an ePublication through iBooks, as well as audio broadcasts in which we have the pleasure of pairing literary works with accomplished composers from around the world.


Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest (Deadline May 7 – An inn in Maine)

Wanted: new owner for a classic Maine inn. Experience: whatever you’ve got. Requirements: 200 words of pithy persuasion. Oh, also needed is a willingness to work 17 hours a day. But for anyone who has day-dreamed of jumping off the 9-to-5 treadmill and running a country inn, Janice Sage is offering an essay contest to let them do just that. Sage owns the Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant, three hours north of Boston, and is ready to retire 22 years after she acquired the place in a previous essay contest. Sage expects more than 7,500 entries from around the globe. At $125 per entry, the total she rakes in could surge past the inn’s estimated value of $900,000.



Upcoming Deadlines

The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
Gigantic Sequins Winter Contest — Flash Non-Fiction and Poetry Comics (Deadline March 15 – $75)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Orion Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Prairie Schooner Book Prize (Deadline March 15 – $3000)
Tin House Call for Submissions (Theme: Theft – Deadline March 15)
Joshua Tree Highlands Residency Program (Joshua Tree, CA – Deadline March 15)
Project 387 Artist Residency (Gualala, CA – Deadline March 16)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Gulf Coast 2015 Writing Prizes (Deadline March 22 – $1500)
The Offing 
Call for Submissions
 (Free until March 30)
La Napoule Art Foundation Residencies (Deadline March 30)
Hidden River Arts 2015 Eludia Award (Deadline March 30 – $1000)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Rathalla Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
Fifth Annual bosque Fiction Prize (Deadline March 31 – $1000)
The Kerouac Project Writing Residency (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)
2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Deadline March 31)
Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline April 1)
North Dakota Quarterly Call for Submissions (Theme: Art & Science – Deadline April 1)
North American Review Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction (Deadline April 1 – $500)
Pennsylvania State University (Altoona) One-Semester Resident Teaching Fellowship (Deadline April 1)
Squaw Valley Writers Workshops (July 6–13, 2015) (Deadline April 2)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: The Weather – Deadline April 13)
EPOCH Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Whiskey Island Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
A Public Space Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
The Normal School Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Rattle Call for Submissions (Tribute Theme: Scientists – Deadline April 15)
Beecher's Magazine Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction Contests (Deadline April 15 – $200)
Brevity Call for Submissions (Theme: Experiences of Gender – Deadline April 20)
Passages North Thomas J. Hrushka Memorial Nonfiction Prize (Deadline April 20 – $1000)
Redivider Beacon Street Prize (Deadline April 30 – $500)
The Texas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
The Hopkins Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

Sunday
Mar082015

Submission Sunday 3.8.15


Ploughshares has published quality literature since 1971. Best known for our award-winning Ploughshares literary journal, we also publish Ploughshares Solos—digital-first long stories and essays—and a lively literary blog. Since 1989, we have been based at Emerson College in downtown Boston.

The 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest is now open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000. 


At the James Franco Review, we don’t know why some stories and poems get published while others don’t, or what it means for something to be right for a magazine. We seek to publish works of prose and poetry as if we were all James Franco, as if our work was already worthy of an editor’s attention. All submissions received are submitted as James Franco and are read by a roving cast of guest editors who choose pieces based on their tastes as readers.

We want the story, poem, or essay you wrote that you believe in the most, or that hasn’t found the right home. We aren’t looking for work that imitates James Franco’s work or satirizes—writers need not be so cruel. Think of this as the open door where who you are, where you studied, and where you’ve been published doesn’t matter. If the guest editor likes your piece, they’ll take it, and if they don’t like it, remember that it’s subjective and keep writing. As part of our exploration in creating a diverse and varied journal, editors change every two months. We have no intermediary readers. All work is read directly by the current editor in each genre.


The Prairie Schooner Book Prize
(Deadline March 15 – $3000)

The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. We prefer that fiction manuscripts be at least 150 pages long and poetry manuscripts at least 50 pages long. Novels are not considered; we will consider manuscripts comprised either entirely of short stories or one novella along with short stories.

Prairie Schooner
 is published in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Press and the Creative Writing Program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department and is endowed by the Glenna Luschei Endowed Editorship and Fund for Excellence at Prairie Schooner.

The Normal School is a bi-annual journal featuring nonfiction, fiction, poetry, criticism and journalism. We are nestled happily into the California State University at Fresno like a comfy spore in a benign and mighty lung. We dig quirky, boundary-challenging, energetic prose and poetry with innovations in content, form, and focus, which isn’t actually as high-falutin’ as it sounds. We’re just sort of the lit mag equivalent of the kid who always has bottle caps, cat’s eye marbles, dead animal skulls, little blue men and other treasures in his pockets.

Send us your best creative nonfiction. We're open in terms of content and form. Send us lyric essays, personal essays, memoir, literary journalism or hybrid work. (Under 7500 words.) 

Passages North, the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University, has published short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction since 1979.


Tin House Call for Submissions (Theme: Theft – Deadline March 15)

We are looking for fiction, poems, essays, and interviews dealing with the theft of property, identity, culture, land, space, rights, love, one’s heart, and anything else one could possibly steal. Pub date September 1, 2015.

Tin House
offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as columns on food and drink, out-of-print and underappreciated books, and a literary crossword puzzle. Perhaps most indicative of the magazine’s mission to stake out new territory and showcase not only established, prize-winning authors is its commitment that every issue include the work of an undiscovered fiction writer and poet.

A Public Space
 is an independent magazine of literature and culture. It was founded in 2006. We accept unsolicited submissions from September 15–April 15.


We only accept one submission per person at a time. There are no word or poem limits. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we ask that you please withdraw your work from consideration if it has been accepted elsewhere. Novel excerpts and novellas are always welcome. We accept translations, and it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before submitting.


La Napoule Art Foundation Residencies (Deadline March 30)

La Napoule Art Foundation offers time and space for creative minds to engage in cultural interchange and meaningful work that impacts the world of the common good, by providing three distinct residency opportunities for accomplished and emerging artists from around the world.

La Napoule Art Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage artists to engage in cultural interchange and the creation of art that impacts the world for the common good. LNAF welcomes those engaged in a wide spectrum of artistic practice and varied backgrounds.

 


Upcoming Deadlines

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
Colorado Review Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Deadline March 14 – $2000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
Gigantic Sequins Winter Contest — Flash Non-Fiction and Poetry Comics (Deadline March 15 – $75)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Orion Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Prairie Schooner Book Prize (Deadline March 15 – $3000)
Tin House Call for Submissions (Theme: Theft – Deadline March 15)
Joshua Tree Highlands Residency Program (Joshua Tree, CA – Deadline March 15)
Project 387 Artist Residency (Gualala, CA – Deadline March 16)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
La Napoule Art Foundation Residencies (Deadline March 30)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Rathalla Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
The Kerouac Project Writing Residency (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)
2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Deadline March 31)
Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline April 1)
North Dakota Quarterly Call for Submissions (Theme: Art & Science – Deadline April 1)
North American Review Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction (Deadline April 1 – $500)
Pennsylvania State University (Altoona) One-Semester Resident Teaching Fellowship (Deadline April 1)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: The Weather – Deadline April 13)
EPOCH Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Whiskey Island Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
A Public Space Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
The Normal School Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Rattle Call for Submissions (Tribute Theme: Scientists – Deadline April 15)
Beecher's Magazine Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction Contests (Deadline April 15 – $200)
Brevity Call for Submissions (Theme: Experiences of Gender – Deadline April 20)
Passages North Thomas J. Hrushka Memorial Nonfiction Prize (Deadline April 20 – $1000)
Redivider Beacon Street Prize (Deadline April 30 – $500)
The Texas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
The Hopkins Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

Sunday
Mar012015

Submission Sunday 3.1.15


On the heels of its inaugural HBOAccess Directing Fellowship, 
HBO today announced it has launched the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship, which is seeking emerging writers from diverse backgrounds. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning March 4. Participants will attend a week of master classes at HBO’s Santa Monica campus that will focus on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then go on to an eight-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry.


The editorial impulse of Orion lies at the nexus of ecology and the human experience. The magazine distinguishes itself from the din of common culture through its depth of inquiry, commitment to interdisciplinary thought, and an emphasis on insight and imagination alongside a big-picture approach to problem-solving.

We appreciate the opportunity to consider unsolicited essays, narrative nonfiction, interviews, and short fiction that are resonant with Orion’s focus on nature, culture, and place. 


Sonora Review 2015 Fiction, Essay, and Poetry Prizes (Deadline May 15 – $1000)

Founded in 1980, Sonora Review is one of the oldest student-run literary journals in the country. From start to finish, each issue is put together solely by graduate students in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Arizona. All staff members volunteer their time. Former staff members include Antonya Nelson, Robert Boswell, Richard Russo, Tony Hoagland, David Foster Wallace, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Tim Peterson, and Richard Siken. Work originally printed in Sonora Review has appeared in Best of the West and Best American Poetry, and has won O. Henry Awards and Pushcart Prizes.


Brevity
Call for Submissions
(Theme: Experiences of Gender – Deadline April 20)

Brevity is excited to announce that it’s 49th issue will focus on experiences of gender. We are looking for work that considers gender: what it is, what it means, how our understanding of it is changing. We want essays that explore how gender is learned during childhood, lived over the entire course of a life, and how our changing understanding of gender shapes the way we experience ourselves and others.

This special issue will feature new work by Kate Bornstein, the original gender outlaw. Ms. Bornstein’s books include Gender Outlaw, My (New) Gender Workbook, and Queer and Present Danger. In her long career as an author and activist, she has been at the forefront of the revolutionary changes to our understanding of what gender is, what it isn’t, and why it matters.

We are looking for flash essays (which we define as 750 words or fewer) that explore the lived experience of gender, show the reader a new way to look at the familiar, or give voice to under-represented experiences. Submissions will be open from Feb. 20th-April 20th and the issue will be published in mid-May.


Project 387 Artist Residency (Gualala, CA – Deadline March 16)

Project 387 is a two-week project-based residency aimed at supporting visual artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, and art professionals. As an emerging residency program, Project 387 has structured its mission around emerging and mid-career artists, but encourages applications from all who wish to participate in a community driven experience. Participants will experience the serene landscape of rural Mendocino County in Northern California while engaging in a focused pursuit of creative excellence. Project 387 offers a supportive group environment for the pursuit of individual efforts and provides a space for creative exchange around the dinner table and in the studio.


North Dakota Quarterly Call for Submissions (Theme: Art & Science – Deadline April 1)

North Dakota Quarterly is a literary journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous “little magazines” that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers, it puts UND on the map while contributing to the nation’s cultural and artistic life. An international spectrum of writers and artists joins UND faculty and researchers as contributors toNDQ’s rich mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry and has emerged through the decades as one of the University’s most widely admired ambassadors.

NDQ, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, seeks contributions for a special issue on the theme of "Art and Science." Art and science might seem contradictory or oppositional modes of inquiry and work. But we propose that art and science are actually akin to complementary colors on the color wheel. Paired together, the disciplines reinforce each other, combining to create striking solutions to complex social and material questions relating to form and content. As John Maeda, former president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), puts it: The scientist's laboratory and the artist's studio are two of the last places reserved for open-ended inquiry, where failure is an expected and welcome part of the process, and where learning occurs through a continuous process of trial and error. A dedication to inquiry and the desire to understand, capture, and describe the nature of the world drives both the scientist and the artist.

This special issue of the North Dakota Quarterly invites previously unpublished and original non-fiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images that explore and illuminate the intersection of art and science, the similarities and distinctions between artistic and scientific perspectives, and how these merging methodologies impact other disciplines. Nonfiction submissions should be written for a broad audience. Length: Nonfiction essays and fiction pieces should be no longer than 6,000 words, inclusive of notes. 


Beecher's Magazine
Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction Contests (Deadline April 15 – $200)

Beecher’s magazine, published annually in Lawrence, Kansas, and run by the students of the graduate program in English at the University of Kansas, seeks the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. 

 Our contests in nonfiction, poetry, and fiction are now open until April 15, 2015. The final judges are LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (Poetry), Matt Bell (Fiction), and Alissa Nutting (Nonfiction). The first place winner in each category will receive $200 and publication in the print edition of Beecher’s 5. Runners-up may also be considered for publication in Beecher’s 5. Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be 4,000 words or less. Poets may include up to 3 poems per submission. 


Colorado Review Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Deadline March 14 – $2000)

The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction was established in 2004 in memory of Liza Nelligan, a writer, editor, and friend of many in Colorado State University’s English Department, where she received her master’s degree in literature in 1992. By giving an award to the author of an outstanding short story each year, we hope to honor Nelligan’s life, her passion for writing, and her love of fiction. The Nelligan Prize is offered annually. The winner receives a $2,000 honorarium and the story is published in the fall/winter issue of Colorado Review.



Upcoming Deadlines

The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts (Miramonte, CA – Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residencies at "The Barn" (Montauk, NY – Deadline March 1)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
HBOAccess Writing Fellowship (Opens March 4)
LA Times Festival of Books Inspire Us Contest (Deadline March 6)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
Colorado Review Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Deadline March 14 – $2000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
Gigantic Sequins Winter Contest — Flash Non-Fiction and Poetry Comics (Deadline March 15 – $75)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Orion Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
Joshua Tree Highlands Residency Program (Joshua Tree, CA – Deadline March 15)
Project 387 Artist Residency (Gualala, CA – Deadline March 16)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Rathalla Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
The Kerouac Project Writing Residency (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)
2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Deadline March 31)

Sunday
Feb222015

Submission Sunday 2.22.15



The Kerouac Project Writing Residency
(Orlando, FL – Deadline March 31)

The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. All you are required to do is work on your writing project and give a reading in the house at the end of your residency.


Rathalla Review
is the literary magazine published by the students of Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing and Graduate Publishing programs. Our mission is to give emerging and established writers and artists an outlet for their creative vision in our online and print publication. We publish the best fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, poetry, and art, culled from a nationwide community of writers and artists. Rathalla Review’s staff, comprised of M.F.A. in Creative Writing and M.A. in Publishing candidates, merges the creative arts and the business of publishing into a shared voice and vision.


HelloGiggles
Call for Submissions

Do you love HelloGiggles? Would you like to expound upon that love and contribute to our site? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We are looking to add to our contributor roster, to bring in your fresh stories, your funny ideas, your gorgeous illustrations and expand our beloved HelloGiggles community.

So, what exactly are we looking for? Glad you asked. We are especially interested in personal essays and cultural criticism with unique and diverse points of view, LGBTQ perspectives, smart articles with original reporting, short fiction, and illustrations.


Joshua Tree Highlands Residency Program (Joshua Tree, CA – Deadline March 15)

JTHAR is a program offering artists a house in which to live and work for a period of seven weeks (May 26 - July 14th, 2015). The houses are located minutes from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The park is one of the most spectacular environments in the country and the unique beauty and quiet is an ideal place to create. The residency is open to artists worldwide working in all media, including painters, photographers, writers, musicians, etc.


Gigantic Sequins Winter Contest — Flash Non-Fiction and Poetry Comics (Deadline March 15 – $75)

Judges: Bianca Stone (poetry comics) & Mike Doughty (Flash Non-Fiction)

Gigantic Sequins is happy to be your favorite black & white print journal. We're based in Philadelphia with outposts throughout the U.S., such as in Chicago, NYC, & San Francisco. Known for quality writing & visual art as well as unique design & aesthetic, we produce one summer & one winter issue. Our editors enjoy publishing writers & artists who have their hands in various sorts of figurative creative cookie jars, & we love to publish writers & artists at a variety of different stages in their careers. Our all-volunteer staff helps Gigantic Sequins in cultivating a space for writing & art that reaches beyond purely the literary arts & into other parts of our neighborhoods.  We love what we do. You will to.


Les Figues Press Kathy Acker Fellowship (ASAP) 

In honor of experimental novelist, punk poet, essayist, and sex-positive feminist writer Kathy Acker, and in support of innovative, exceptional text-based practices, Les Figues Press is now offering a Kathy Acker Fellowship. This part-time fellowship begins in March 2015 and ends in November 2015. The stipend is $4,600 for the term of the fellowship ($12.50/hour, estimated at 10 hrs/week for maximum of 368 hours).

The Kathy Acker Fellowship provides a part-time, 9-month appointment for an emerging writer/artist, literary editor, or arts curator/organizer. The Kathy Acker Fellow will learn the ins-and-outs of small press publishing while also completing a curatorial project in the City of West Hollywood. Kathy Acker Fellows will receive a full-scholarship to attend Figues Camp in July 2015. As Kathy Acker’s desk is housed in the Les Figues offices, Fellows will also be able to use Acker’s desk as a workstation.


2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Deadline March 31)

Prime Number is a new literary magazine--now in our 4th year--featuring distinctive fiction (flash and short stories), poetry, and non-fiction, as well as book reviews, craft essays, and interviews. The magazine will be published quarterly online and in a print annual. In addition, issues will be supplemented regularly with our Prime Decimals, consisting of flash fiction and short poems. Contributors will include both emerging and established writers. The magazine’s goal is to publish distinctive work, regardless of theme or style. Prime Number is published by Press 53.


Stiwdio Maelor Residency Program (Lower Corris, Wales – Still accepting applications for 2015) 


Stiwdio Maelor was set up in July 2014 to provide residency opportunities for artists and writers from the UK and other parts of the world. Creators are invited to take time out of their busy lives, visit a stunning area in North Wales, refocus on their work, and find new inspiration. Stiwdio Maelor provides short term residencies with low cost accommodation for visual artists and writers.

The studio is located in Lower Corris in a building of traditional construction, which was originally a shop and house. It now houses three studios, used by local artists, two studio/bedrooms for visiting artists, and a studio/bedroom for a visiting writer.

Lower Corris was originally a quarry mining town. The area is surrounded by forested hills, with great walks and the nearby bike trails. The walks are fascinating with amazing discoveries to be found on each walk. The village has a pub and a small cafe and is peopled by people from an eclectic mix of backgrounds and lifestyles. It really should be called the friendliest village in Wales.



Upcoming Deadlines

Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards (Deadline February 27 – $2000–$6000)
PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize (Deadline February 27 – $10,000)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline February 28 – $1500)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts (Miramonte, CA – Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residencies at "The Barn" (Montauk, NY – Deadline March 1)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
LA Times Festival of Books Inspire Us Contest (Deadline March 6)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
Gigantic Sequins Winter Contest — Flash Non-Fiction and Poetry Comics (Deadline March 15 – $75)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Joshua Tree Highlands Residency Program (Joshua Tree, CA – Deadline March 15)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Rathalla Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
The Kerouac Project Writing Residency (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)
2015 Prime Number Magazine Awards: Poetry, Short Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction (Deadline March 31)

Sunday
Feb152015

Submission Sunday 2.15.15

Our consultants can help you edit your drafts, prepare your submissions, and find places to submit! Contact us for customized submission assistance.


LA Times Festival of Books Inspire Us Contest (Deadline March 6)

This could be the year you and your art, music, photography, poetry play a starring role at the Festival of Books. Everyone who enters will be featured on this website and in social media, and one talented winner in each category will be invited to appear at the festival. Best of all, it's free to enter. So what are you waiting for? Inspire us!


Saranac Review Call for Submissions

The Saranac Review is published annually by SUNY College at Plattsburgh. We publish both print and digital versions of every issue. Our editorial scope is eclectic, and open to all styles, but we are looking for original and unpublished poetry, fiction and nonfiction that is literary, engaging, well crafted, enjoyable, accessible and has resonance. We are not interested in Sci Fi, Horror, Fantasy, etc., or light verse.  We publish translations. SR is also interested in publishing writers from Canada.


Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)

Now in its thirty-eighth year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. As a biannual literary review, IR considers previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and art. 

Final Judge: Eduardo C. Corral 

Winner receives $1000 and publication in Indiana Review. All entries are considered for publication. We look forward to reading your work!


LAist Call for Submissions

LAist is looking to expand and deepen our coverage of Los Angeles, and we're paying. We want original, compelling, heartbreaking, funny, enraging, enlightening work, written clearly and with an eye towards stories that cut through the dull hum of the internet—stories that help the reader better understand Los Angeles and the people living in it. It should not have been published anywhere else in print or online.

A well-sourced, 1,500-word indictment of governmental incompetence is just as welcome as a 500-word profile of the rat-slaying landlord who listens to Van Halen while on the hunt. We want the gems buried at the bottom of Kafka-esque municipal board meetings and the life-affirming acts of kindness often obscured by the relentless crush of humanity; the joys of working for a dog-walking marijuana delivery service or the hazards of donning a Spongebob Squarepants costume on Hollywood Boulevard. Maybe you're a beauty expert (of any gender!) or you know the place to go for the best tats in town. You should be as excited writing or pitching your story as we are reading it. The only thing we don't want is fiction. Pay depends on experience, quality, and length.


The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)

Each year a guest judge selects the top ten stories from writers in this category to be printed in our annual anthology. It is a collection of stories that represents the country’s best new writers. In past years we have worked with judges Lauren Groff, AM Homes, and Lev Grossman. This year’s judge is author Kevin Brockmeier. This year stories will be selected by author Kevin Brockmeier who says he is “looking for the kind of stories that result when a writer combines imaginative daring with dynamic, exact, emotionally suggestive prose.” Unlike previous years, this category is open to ALL EMERGING WRITERS. Anyone who has not yet published a novel-length work.

The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the country’s best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer critical essays, book reviews by debut authors, contest deadlines and submissions info, and interviews with established authors, all with the hopes of bridging the gap between new and established writers.


Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts (Miramonte, CA – Deadline March 1)

The Stonehouse Residency is a not for profit guest residency instituted to benefit the visual arts faculties of colleges, universities and high schools. However, all serious artists and writers with professional standing in their fields or who demonstrate promise will be considered for invitation.

The Stonehouse Residency was instituted in part to enable the founders to keep in touch with the current art scene. Professional friendships drew them to the area of Miramonte, CA, just outside Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park, as a possible area of retirement. Jack has roots in the nearby San Joaquin valley, and the Miramonte region was very attractive, in spite of the driving distance from either LA or San Francisco art scenes.

Six residencies of four weeks each will be provided during the normal summer month vacation times (e.g. three guests during June, and three from mid-July to mid-August). Three residencies of three or four weeks each will also be provided in the April time frame, if there is demand. Writers are encouraged to apply for winter times, when the studios are untenable. 


Barnstorm Literary Journal Call for Submissions 

Barnstorm is an online literary magazine sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire. Started in 2009, we strive to publish the best creative nonfiction, poetry, and short stories.


Redivider Beacon Street Prize (Deadline April 30 – $500)

Redivider is a journal of new literature and art produced by the graduate students in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston. Formerly the Beacon Street Review, Redivider underwent a change of name and redesign in late 2003 to debut with a special double issue at the AWP Conference in Chicago in Spring 2004.

Each spring, Redivider hosts the Beacon Street Prize writing contest for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction awarding cash prizes and publication in our fall issue. Redivider’s Beacon Street Prize began in honor of our 10th anniversary and was such a great success that we now hold it annually! Open to fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, the 2015 contest will award our favorite story, poem, and essay $500 each and publication in Issue 13.1. (our Winter 2015 issue). The winning pieces will be selected by our guest judges: James Scott (fiction), Laura Kasischke (poetry), and Susannah Cahalan (nonfiction).

 

Upcoming Deadlines

2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
The Quarry at Marble House Project Residencies (Dorset, VT – Deadline February 15)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards (Deadline February 27 – $2000-$6000)
PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize (Deadline February 27 – $10,000)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline February 28 – $1500)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts (Miramonte, CA – Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residencies at "The Barn" (Montauk, NY – Deadline March 1)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
LA Times Festival of Books Inspire Us Contest (Deadline March 6)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline March 31 – $500)

Sunday
Feb082015

Submission Sunday 2.8.15

Our consultants can help you edit your drafts, prepare your submissions, and find places to submit! Contact us for customized submission assistance.
 

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization offering time and space for artistic exploration to visual artists, writers, musicians and composers from all backgrounds, level of expertise, media and genres. two and four week residency sessions are offered per year depending on availability and applicant’s ranking in jury process.

Creativity flows next to the banks of Brush Creek where up to eight residents immerse themselves in uninterrupted work time to polish existing projects, explore new endeavors and further develop their craft. A jury of professionals from the arts and humanities rank residents based on submitted work samples in a competitive selection process for our artist residency programs. Director assigns awards based on juror ranking and submitted proposal.

During their time, residents will be provided a single room with private bath, individual studio space and meals. Breakfast fare is provided for self-service, bagged lunches are delivered to the common area, and dinner is shared family style each night.


Fiction Southeast Call for Submissions

Fiction Southeast is an online literary journal dedicated to short fiction. The journal was founded by Editor, Chris Tusa, and Editor-at-Large, Michael Garriga. We publish fiction weekly (every Thursday) as well as an occasional essay, review, or interview on Mondays. Past contributors include Robert Olen Butler, Aimee Bender, Donald Ray Pollock, RT Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Martone, Ron Carlson, and many others.

The mission of Fiction Southeast is to showcase short fiction from today's most promising writers and to create an online literary journal that allows readers to quickly and easily access quality writing from their laptops, tablets, and cell phones. The editors of Fiction Southeast are interested in short fiction (approximately 1500 words or less). Though we hope for creative and innovative writing, we don't prefer one particular style or genre of writing. The only criterion we look for is quality.


North American Review Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction (Deadline April 1 – $500)

The North American Review is the oldest literary magazine in America (founded in 1815) and one of the most respected. We are interested in high-quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on any subject; however, we are especially interested in work that addresses contemporary North American concerns and issues, particularly with the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class.

We like stories that start quickly and have a strong narrative arc. Poems that are passionate about subject, language, and image are welcome, whether they are traditional or experimental, whether in formal or free verse (closed or open form). Nonfiction should combine art and fact with the finest writing. We read poetry, fiction, and nonfiction year-round.

Rafael Torch died in December, 2011, at the age of 36, after a courageous four-year attempt to overcome sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. A native Chicagoan, Rafael graduated from Antioch College and obtained a Master's Degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago in 2005 where he received numerous acclaims for his writings including the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. Rafael dedicated his life to impacting lives of high school students. 


Whiskey Island Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)

Whiskey Island is a nonprofit literary magazine that has been published in one form or another by the students of Cleveland State University for over 30 years.

It is named for the island-turned-peninsula found at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to having a distillery built upon it in 1836, Whiskey Island-turned-peninsula has played the role of: dump, US Coast Guard Station, ship graveyard, and predominantly-Irish-immigrant shanty town. Whiskey Island seeks original poetry and fiction during two reading periods: August 15th through November 15th, and January 15th through April 15th.


The Quarry at Marble House Project Residencies (Dorset, VT – Deadline February 15)

Marble House Project nurtures the imaginative spirit. Through artist residencies, workshops and sustainable agriculture, Marble House Project promotes an innovative atmosphere and exchange of ideas. Inspiration, contemplation and creativity are the hallmarks of the program. We focus on conservation of natural resources, integration of small-scale organic food production and the arts. Residents sustain their growth by cultivating and participating in the surrounding grounds, working on their artistic vision and forging partnerships within the community. Marble House Project is founded on the belief that the act of creating, whether through art or in nature is where human potential begins and community thrives.

We provide participating residents with a unique experience where they can develop, practice and evolve in their specific fields. Each program will consist of six to eight artists at a time, creating small dynamic interactive groups. Marble House Project provides private bedrooms, food and studio space. Residents are responsible for all transportation and material costs. In 2015 we will hold our family friendly residency session from July 6th – July 24th. 


Parcel Call for Submissions 

Parcel is a beautifully designed showcase for work by known and developing writers and artists. Each issue is a collectible volume sent to subscribers along with limited edition broadsides and postcards. In addition to publishing writers of national renown, Parcel aspires to bring added recognition to the vigorous writing community in and around Lawrence, Kansas, and is produced and printed locally.


Southwest Review David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction (Deadline May 1 – $1000)

Begun in 1915 and located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Southwest Review is the third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly in the United States. Selections from Southwest Review have been reprinted in volumes of The O. Henry Prize StoriesThe Pushcart PrizeThe Best American Short StoriesThe Best American EssaysThe Best American PoetryNew Stories from the South, and elsewhere.

Named for the late David Nathan Meyerson (1967-1998), a therapist and talented writer who died before he was able to show to the greater world the full fruits of his literary potential, the prize consists of $1,000 and publication in SWR. With the generous support of Marlene, Marti, and Morton Meyerson, the award will continue to honor David Meyerson's memory by encouraging and taking notice of other writers of great promise.


PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize (Deadline February 27 – $10,000)

The PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize is an annual award that recognizes a promising young writer of an unpublished work of nonfiction that addresses a global and/or multicultural issue.

This prize is awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a young writer under the age 35 who has had at least one prior publication (articles, essays, op-eds) in a national magazine or journal. The manuscript submission must be an original, previously unpublished work of nonfiction (essay, memoir, general nonfiction, etc.), written by one person, in English, ranging word length from 8,000 to 80,000. The winning manuscript will be chosen by a panel of three judges: distinguished literary authors selected by PEN’s Literary Awards Committee. PEN is pleased to have distinguished writers John FreemanRoxane Gay, and Cristina Henríquez as the judges for the 2015 PEN/Fusion Prize.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

PEN Center USA 500-Word Fiction Contest (Deadline February 9)
First Annual Sundog Lit Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Awards (Deadline February 9 – $100)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series (Deadline February 13)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
Kore Press Short Fiction Award (Deadline February 14 – $1250)
2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
The Quarry at Marble House Project Residencies (Dorset, VT – Deadline February 15)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards (Deadline February 27 – $2000-$6000)
PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize (Deadline February 27 – $10,000)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline February 28 – $1500)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residencies at "The Barn" (Montauk, NY – Deadline March 1)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)

Sunday
Feb012015

Submission Sunday 2.1.15



Kore Press Short Fiction Award
(Deadline February 14 – $1250)

Kore Press was founded in 1993 by the creative visionaries 
Lisa Bowden—poet, printer, activist, bookmaker—and Karen Falkenstrom—poet, organizer, literary activist, Taiko Drummer. The vision of the Press has been to publish and promote excellent works of stunning literary value and innovation by a diversity of women, including those traditionally underrepresented in the cultural mainstream and to educate young people about the power of voice and effecting change through literary activism.

A prize of $1,250 and limited edition chapbook and e-publication by Kore Press for a single short story written in English. 
This competition is open to any female-identified individual writing in English, regardless of nationality. Roxane Gay will judge. 

Sycamore Review is Purdue University’s internationally acclaimed literary journal, affiliated with Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English. We offer editorial positions to individuals affiliated with Purdue’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

SR publishes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as interviews, book reviews and art. SR strives to publish the best writing by new and established writers and also to provide an online forum for lively literary discussion. 


Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline February 28 – $1500)


Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.)Most entries run from 1,500 - 6,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.


Fields Magazine Call for Submissions

fields magazine is a print publication designed to spotlight writers, musicians, poets, painters, illustrators, and creative types of all stripes, with an emphasis on the up and coming and the unsung. We are interested in the everyday people who create and write and make and express themselves in multitudinous ways. fields magazine is about the idiosyncratic pursuits that occupy our time and enrich our lives. Our articles, interviews, and essays are an exploration and celebration of the myriad means by which the human spirit manifests itself.

We are currently accepting fiction, poetry, and visual arts submissions. There are no style, length, or genre restrictions, and you may submit more than one piece for consideration. We are also accepting ideas for stories, profiles, interviews, and essays, for both web and print. If there is a particular artist or subject that you think would make for a good feature and you are interested in writing about it, please let us know. 


Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards (Deadline February 27 – $2000-$6000)

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work. Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. There are no geographic restrictions on our applicants.

Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.


Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)

Bring us spectacle. Pageantry, ceremony, and circus. Things seeing and things seen. Show us bodies, objects, and towns on display. Startle us. Or show us the subtle spectacle in the everyday. Make intimate and extravagant the private; bring the spectacular to the mundane.

Witness blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to his or her times. Launched in Detroit in 1987, the magazine is best known for showcasing work that defines its historical moment; special issues have focused on political oppression, religion, the natural world, crime, aging, civil rights, love, ethnic America, and exile. The issues “New Nature Writing,” “The Sixties,” “Sports in America,” and “The Best of Witness, 1987 – 2004” eventually appeared as university press anthologies.

In 2007, Witness moved to the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The magazine now publishes one special print issue and two general online issues each year and increasingly seeks out work that contextualizes the American experience by highlighting issues of global concern.


The Hopkins Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

This literary gem, the rebirth of a short-lived review from the mid-twentieth century, publishes the finest in contemporary letters. Featuring fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays on literature, drama, film, the visual arts, music and dance, The Hopkins Review has been called a "postmodern blend of intellectual heft and Vaudeville" by Susan McCallum-Smith of WYPR and Urbanite magazine. Contributors include literary and scholarly heavyweights such as Max Apple, John Barth, Donald Barthelme, Millard Kaufman, Frank Kermode, and many others.


The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residencies at "The Barn" (Montauk, NY – Deadline March 1)

Founded in 1967 by Edward Albee, after proceeds from his play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? proved abundant, the Foundation had maintained the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center (better known as "The Barn") in Montauk, on Long Island in New York, as a residence for writers and visual artists. The Center is open from mid-May to mid-October and can accommodate comfortably up to five persons at a time. Residencies are for both 4 and 6 week periods of time. The standards for admission are, simply, talent and need.

Located approximately two miles from the center of Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean, "The Barn" rests in a secluded knoll which offers privacy and a peaceful atmosphere. The Foundation expects all those accepted for residence to work seriously and to conduct themselves in such a manner as to aid fellow residents in their endeavors. Writers are offered a room; visual artists are offered a room and studio space. Residents are responsible for their food, travel, and other expenses. The environment is simple and communal. Residents are expected to do their share in maintaining the condition of "The Barn" as well as its peaceful environment.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
The Bernheim Forest Poetry Writing Residency (Deadline February 1)
American Short Fiction American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $500)
Philip Roth Residences in Creative Writing (Deadline February 1)
Arcadia Short Story Contest (Deadline February 1 – $1000)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
23 Days at Sea Travelling Artist Residency (Vancouver to Shanghai – Deadline February 3)
PEN Center USA 500-Word Fiction Contest (Deadline February 9)
First Annual Sundog Lit Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Awards (Deadline February 9 – $100)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series (Deadline February 13)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
Kore Press Short Fiction Award (Deadline February 14 – $1250)
2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards (Deadline February 27 – $2000-$6000)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline February 28 – $1500)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
The Edward F. Albee Foundation Residencies at "The Barn" (Montauk, NY – Deadline March 1)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency Program (Saratoga, WY – Deadline March 15)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)
Sycamore Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Witness Call for Submissions (Theme: Spectacle – Deadline March 31)
Sunday
Jan252015

Submission Sunday 1.25.15


2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is a writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series, Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. Selected Shorts is recorded for Public Radio and heard nationally.

Selected Shorts, along with Gotham Writers Workshop, is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize, judged by Karen Russell, will partner with our friends Electric Literature. The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Prize is awarded by Selected Shorts, partner Electric Literature, and 2015 guest judge Karen Russell.

The winning entry will receive $1000 and the work will be performed and recorded live at the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, and will be published on electricliterature.com. The winning writer will also earn free admission to a 10-week course with Gotham Writers Workshop.

EPOCH
Call for Submissions
(Deadline April 15)

EPOCH magazine publishes fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons, screenplays, graphic art, and graphic fiction. The magazine is edited by faculty in the Department of English Program in Creative Writing at Cornell University. EPOCH appears three times per year: in September, January, and May. 
We read work submitted by literary agencies year-round. We read unsolicited work between 15 September and 15 April of each academic year.

In the nearly two decades since it was launched, Harvard Review has emerged as a major American literary journal with an eclectic mix of contributors in a wide variety of genres and styles. Contributors to the journal include: Arthur Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Seamus Heaney, Jorie Graham, John Updike, John Ashbery, Gore Vidal, and Sharon Olds, as well as those who are making their literary debut. Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to apply, however, we can only publish a very small fraction of the material we receive. 


Rattle Call for Submissions (Tribute Theme: Scientists – Deadline April 15)

Rattle is published in several forms, in effort to find as many readers as possible, but the primary version has been our print issue, originally twice per year, but now appearing quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Each issue is roughly 100 pages of poetry, essays, and an interview with a contemporary poet. Summer and winter issues are open; spring and fall issues focus on a specific stylistic, ethnic, or vocational group. Recent tributes have focused on sonnets, African American poets, cowboy poets, visual poetry, and nurses.

The fall 2015 issue will be dedicated to Scientists. The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, but must be written by poets who have degrees or have had careers in the sciences. Please explain how this applies to you when you submit, or we won’t be able to consider it for the theme. We’d love to read any longer narrative essays about the connection between poetry and science. Our issues don’t always include essays, but we’re always happy to read them when relevant. 

The Bernheim Forest Writing Residency is offered in collaboration with Sarabande Books and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. Thus each year two writers will be chosen: one by Sarabande, and one by the Baltic. Thus, all information below refers only to the Baltic's process of selecting a Bernheim Writer-in-Residence. 

The Bernheim Forest Writing Residency is located in a beautiful, 14,000 acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. The writer receives a $500 honorarium, and resides, for at least 4 weeks, and up to 12 weeks, in a furnished cabin, on the grounds of Bernheim offering all of the modern domestic necessities. The period of the residency is dependent, in part, on Bernheim's overall schedule of visiting artists and writers. In turn, the writer has an immense amount of say as to when they occupy the residency, having the ability to delay beginning the residency for up to a year of being awarded the residency. Also, residents are welcome to bring their partners and/or their dogs. 

The goal in all of Bernheim’s activities is to help realize its mission of connecting the people with nature. To that end, Bernheim staff will be available to meet with writers to share their area of expertise and to provide insight and knowledge about the forest and arboretum. Access to a car, for local travel, as needed, is provided. The only requirement of the writer, other than residing at Bernheim for the 4- to 12-week period of the residency, is that they take part in one to two readings arranged by the BWR and Bernheim, during their stay.


2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)

Published twice annually by Michigan State University Press, Fourth Genre is a literary journal that explores the boundaries of contemporary and creative nonfiction. Personal essays are welcome—including nature, environmental, and travel essays—as well as memoirs, personal critical essays, and literary journalism. We are also interested in queries for interviews and for reviews of current books.

The judge for our 11th annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize had been previously announced in Poets & Writers and the Writers Chronicle as the essayist, editor, and beloved teacher Judith Kitchen, who passed away in early November, to the great sadness of her current and former students, friends, and the larger community of essay-writers everywhere. We at Fourth Genre have asked one of Judith’s former students, Kate Carroll de Gutes, to judge this year’s contest in Judith’s spirit. We hope to receive an abundance of lyric essays, but all forms and modes are welcome. The author of the winning essay receives $1,000; the winning entry will be published in Fourth Genre 18.1 (February 2016).


Covered with Fur Call for Submissions 

Covered with Fur is a weekly digital magazine published by A Strange Object. CWF features original fiction and nonfiction—extraordinary writing about ordinary things and candid impressions of the extraordinary.

We’re taking a different approach to online publishing. We believe in subtraction, in lingering, in making space. We believe in writing that can hold your attention, and we believe that work can take many forms: microessays, stem-winding columns, innovative stories, long-form pieces serialized over several months. Our contributors include fiction writers and gemologists, translators and cartoonists, photographers and funeral directors. They’ll make your brain whir.


Creative Nonfiction
Call for Submissions
(Theme: The Weather – Deadline April 13)

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We're not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.

Send us your true stories—personal, historical, reported—about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golfballs, or whatever's happening where you are. We're looking for well-crafted essays that will change the way we see the world around us.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We're looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavík, April 2015 – Deadline January 25)
AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)
The Iowa Review Awards (Deadline January 31 – $1500)
The 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline January 31)
2nd Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest (Deadline January 31 – $600)
CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
The Bernheim Forest Poetry Writing Residency (Deadline February 1)
American Short Fiction American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $500)
Philip Roth Residences in Creative Writing (Deadline February 1)
Arcadia Short Story Contest (Deadline February 1 – $1000)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
23 Days at Sea Travelling Artist Residency (Vancouver to Shanghai – Deadline February 3)
PEN Center USA 500-Word Fiction Contest (Deadline February 9)
First Annual Sundog Lit Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Awards (Deadline February 9 – $100)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series (Deadline February 13)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)

Sunday
Jan182015

Submission Sunday 1.18.15


PEN Center USA is so excited to welcome you to our new Tumblr site, The Mark. The blog will aim to inspire, educate, and support literary expression. To celebrate our new snazzy literary baby, we are holding a 500-word story contest judged by Amelia Gray (AM/PMMuseum of the WeirdTHREATS)! You must use the image [at the link] by legendary photographer Vivian Maier as your inspiration. Your prompt is “That Day.” Start creating your piece of fiction and submit!

Proudly publishing innovative and original fiction, nonfiction and poetry since 1984. To kick off our inaugural year as a quarterly magazine, we here at OxMag want to award the fantastic prose and poetry of our contributors by launching the Golden Ox Award. What is it? Well, it's cash money, people. Who couldn't use a little more of those sweet, sweet greenbacks?. How it works. Pay in $3.00, and get entered in a contest to win $100.00. We'll keep the contest open from November 1st until March 1st. Poetry and Fiction will be judged separately--there will be a winner for each. Runners up will receive honorable mention and publication in the June issue of OxMag.

Yay! LA Magazine is a Los Angeles-based arts and culture publication dissecting the belly of the beast in the land of the free. Designed to showcase an eclectic variety of arts and culture through in-depth profiles, interviews, videos, and photo essays. It is also a forum for distinct voices in literature, featuring original essays, poetry, and short stories. From high culture to pop culture, epic to the intimate, Yay! LA spotlights the artists, photographers, comedians, musicians, filmmakers, and writers that that makes this city what it is.

Yay! LA Magazine is always open to new staff writers and contributors. While the magazine was originated in Los Angeles, we are devoted to attracting readers all over the world and in fact conduct many of our interviews remotely.  We would love to expand the scope of the publication and believe that a good writer can come from anywhere.  We are particularly interested in having more correspondents in San Francisco and New York.  Global contributors would also be great.


2nd Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest (Deadline January 31 – $600)

Expanding to include Japanese-language and youth divisions, Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) seeks fictional short stories for it second annual “Imagine Little Tokyo” writing contest. The deadline is January 31, 2015. 

The first place winners of the English- and Japanese-language competitions will each receive a cash award of $600; the winner of the youth division (18 and younger) will get $400. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in Little Tokyo. The story has to be fiction and depict the current, past or future of Little Tokyo as part of the City of Los Angeles, California. The winning stories will appear in The Rafu Shimpo and Discover Nikkei website.  A public award ceremony and readings are also planned in 2015.   


Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)

Okey-Panky is a weekly online magazine of short, darkly comic, ironic, and experimental fiction, essay, poetry, and graphic narrative. We publish something new every Monday morning. The next submission window will be the month of February 2015. Contributors will be paid $100. We're looking for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction manuscripts of 1500 words or fewer. We also want to see your graphic narrative. 


Philip Roth Residences in Creative Writing (Deadline February 1)

Named for Bucknell's renowned literary alumnus and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book. In alternate years, the residency is awarded to poets and writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). The residency provides lodging in Bucknell's "Poets' Cottage" and a stipend of $5,000.

We now offer two residencies each year, one each in Bucknell's fall and spring semesters. Applications for the following academic year are due in late winter each year.  At that time, applicants may apply to be considered for either the fall or spring residency, or for both. The fall residency extends from late August to mid-December, the spring residency from mid-February to late May. In the spring semester of 2015, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2015–16 Philip Roth Residencies, which will be awarded to writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction).


Palaver Call for Submissions

Traditional sources offer many definitions for the word palaver. These show a turbulent history in the word’s vernacular—from tribal “palaver huts” where Portuguese traders negotiated with African tribesmen in a dialogue between native and invader, to the colloquial hijack: a “fuss or commotion”—palaver comes to us with some proverbial baggage.

Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program. At Palaver, we challenge and embrace the vintage definition of “an often prolonged parley usually between persons of different levels of culture and sophistication.” A palaver then encourages a dialogue of multiple perspectives. We showcase the distinct intellectual pursuits of contributors while merging those diverse academic endeavors into a forum that will give rise to a new dialogue born out of those individual parts.

Palaver seeks submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline and explore the multiple disciplinary influences that the subject necessitates. We publish creative and academic work that values the nonrestrictive and looks beyond the paradigms of the discipline to converge versatility, skill, and ingenuity in the service of its subject. Palaver is a venue for this innovative work, promoting the visionary talents of contributors across an array of interests. We encourage palaver within your work.


The Missouri Review 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)

The winner of each genre (poetry, prose, documentary, humor) receives a prize of $1000 and publication of their award-winning audio program on The Missouri Review's website and podcast.

The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and for the past thirty-four years we’ve upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains approximately five new stories, three new poetry features, and two essays, all of which is selected from unsolicited submissions sent from writers throughout the world. The Missouri Review maintains an “open submission” policy and read year round, sifting through approximately 12,000 submissions each year.  New, emerging, and mid-career writers whose work has been published in The Missouri Review have been anthologized over 100 times in Best American Short StoriesBest American EssaysBest American Travel WritingBest American PoetryThe O. Henry Prize Anthology, and The Pushcart Prize

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)
Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavík, April 2015 – Deadline January 25)
AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)
The Iowa Review Awards (Deadline January 31 – $1500)
The 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline January 31)
2nd Annual Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest (Deadline January 31 – $600)
CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
American Short Fiction American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $500)
Philip Roth Residences in Creative Writing (Deadline February 1)
Arcadia Short Story Contest (Deadline February 1 – $1000)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
23 Days at Sea Travelling Artist Residency (Vancouver to Shanghai – Deadline February 3)
PEN Center USA 500-Word Fiction Contest (Deadline February 9)
First Annual Sundog Lit Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Awards (Deadline February 9 – $100)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series (Deadline February 13)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Oxford Magazine Golden Ox Award for Prose and Poetry (Deadline March 1 – $100)
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)
National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)
The Pinch Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review’s 8th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)

Sunday
Jan112015

Submission Sunday 1.11.15



The Iowa Review
Awards
(Deadline January 31 – $1500)


Edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature. We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories

Each January since 2003, 
The Iowa Review has invited submissions to The Iowa Review Awards, a writing contest in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Winners receive $1,500; first runners-up receive $750. Winners and runners-up are published in each December issue. Judges for the 2015 Iowa Review Awards are Srikanth Reddy (poetry), Kevin Brockmeier (fiction), and Wayne Koestenbaum (nonfiction).

The James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Program offers one 4-1/2 month residency between mid-January and the end of May, and three or four shorter residencies of 2 to 6 weeks during the months between Labor Day and mid-January. In recognition of Merrill's own contributions to the Stonington community and his longstanding generosity to fellow writers, the fellowship provides living and working space to a writer in search of a quiet setting to complete a project of literary or academic merit.


The Merrill House Committee works to preserve James Merrill’s residence in Stonington CT as a tribute to him and a cultural asset to the local community. In this spirit, the Committee wishes writers-in-residence to be enriched by and also to enrich the community of Stonington. We ask those who are spending an extended (4-1/2 month) residency to present a reading of their work. We can also assist in arranging workshops, school appearances, or other literary activities in the community. Opportunities for readings or workshops will also be available during the brief term.


National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (Deadline March 11 – $25,000)

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to strengthen the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.


Stirring: A Literary Collection Call for Submissions 

Founded in 1999, Stirring: A Literary Collection is one of the oldest continuously publishing journals on the internet. Stirring is a monthly literary magazine that publishes poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and photography.


Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)

Minimalist prose. No strays. Spartan considers literary prose submissions of two thousand words or less. We release online issues quarterly and short-run print issues, compiled from online prose, annually.


Arcadia Short Story Contest (Deadline February 1 – $1000)

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Arcadia is given annually for a short story. Submit exceptionally well-crafted short stories of less than 12,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between November 1 and February 1. All stories submitted will be considered for publication in Arcadia. The editors will judge and a winner will be announced in February. The winning story will appear in the spring issue of Arcadia.  

What are we looking for? Of course, a familiarity with Arcadia and the sort of fiction we like is the most immediate way to find out. You can also read samples from past winners of the Arcadia Short Story Contest here and here. We want to see it all, so don't hesitate because of your form or content. And, as always, we're simply interested in great stories told in arresting ways. We're just as happy with a good nurse romance as we are with a piercing exploration of American malaise.


The Ruth Stone First Book Prize (Deadline June 15 – $500 plus full print run)

The Ruth Stone Foundation was created to honor the poet Ruth Stone. The foundation will maintain the home and land on which Ruth Stone lived, and establish a residency for poets and artists to devote time to their craft.

We’re happy to announce The Ruth Stone First Book Prize for women authors. Ruth Stone was an amazing poet and an incredible advocate for women, and we’re honored that The Ruth Stone Foundation is allowing us to honor her legacy and further her work by naming this prize after her.


BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series
 (Deadline February 13)

The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit welcomes submissions from writers new to radio for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Three successful writers will have their stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and be invited to the BBC in London to see their stories being recorded. In addition, the BBC will publish transcripts of the best stories on the Opening Lines website.

The produces advise that they are looking for original short stories which work being read out loud i.e. with a strong emphasis on narrative and avoiding too much dialogue, character description and digression. It is recommended that writers pay particular attention to how the story opens and closes as they will be looking to see whether the beginning of a story successfully links to how it ends. While they are interested in seeing stories which cover a broad range of subject-matter, material which explores particularly dark, harrowing themes is not best suited to Opening Lines.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)
The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)
FOLIO 2015 Fiction Contest (Deadline January 15 – $1000)
Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)
the museum of americana Call for Submissions (Music Issue – Deadline January 15)
The James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Program (Deadline January 15)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)
Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavík, April 2015 – Deadline January 25)
AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)
The Iowa Review Awards (Deadline January 31 – $1500)
The 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline January 31)
CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
American Short Fiction American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $500)
Arcadia Short Story Contest (Deadline February 1 – $1000)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
23 Days at Sea Travelling Artist Residency (Vancouver to Shanghai – Deadline February 3)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series (Deadline February 13)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)

Sunday
Jan042015

Submission Sunday 1.4.15

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23 Days at Sea Travelling Artist Residency Program (Vancouver to Shanghai – Deadline February 3)

Access Gallery invites submissions for its new Travelling Artist Residency Program, in partnership with Burrard Arts Foundation and with Contraste agence d’art, titled Twenty-Three Days at Sea. Unlike traditional residencies, which offer artists accommodation at a stationary site for a designated period with the aim of producing a new body of work, Twenty-Three Days at Sea is utterly unique: it will offer selected artists passage aboard a cargo ship sailing from Vancouver, Canada to Shanghai, China. Crossing the Pacific Ocean takes approximately twenty-three days, during which time the artist will be considered “in residence” aboard the vessel. The inaugural two residents will be sent to sea in August and September 2015.

The world’s first purpose-built container ship departed from North Vancouver in 1955; since this date, small handfuls of visual artists and writers across the globe are known to have boarded freighters to escape the banal, to generate ideas, and to consider the many implications of this mode of travel. Distinct from the myriad of residency opportunities now available to artists worldwide, Twenty-three Days at Sea is the first known program developed by an artist-run centre to support emergent and experimental artists in particular, offering them a profoundly generative time and space for the creation of provocative new ideas and work and, with the aim of critical dialogue and reflection, to present that work before audiences in our own port city.


American Short Fiction American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $500)

Issued triannually, American Short Fiction publishes work by emerging and established voices: stories that dive into the wreck, that stretch the reader between recognition and surprise, that conjure a particular world with delicate expertise—stories that take a different way home. Stories published by American Short Fiction are anthologized in Best American Short StoriesBest American Non-Required ReadingThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere.

We are thrilled to announce that Stuart Dybek will be judging this year’s American Short(er) Fiction Prize. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $500 prize and publication, and the second-place winner will receive $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. Previous winners of the Short(er) Fiction Prize have gone on to be anthologized in places such as The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.


Barrelhouse
Call for Nonfiction Submissions

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organization. Barrelhouse bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture. Barrelhouse is a web site that regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and random stuff. Barrelhouse is produced by writers for readers who are looking for quality writing with an edge and a sense of humor.

We are now open for nonfiction submissions. There are no guidelines beyond the standard guidelines, and also that we're not interested in your summer camp stories, and also that we would like everyone to be a little more weird, in general. Also, note that Barrelhouse is interested only in essays that deal, in one way or another, with pop culture, though pop culture here is defined in a fairly broad way. And don't forget—we pay authors now! Fifty bucks may not change your life, but it will help you buy a decent-ish bottle of Scotch to celebrate your publication. 


2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)

Final Judge: Ellen Bryant Voigt 
1st Prize: $1,000 and publication
2nd Prize: $500 and publication

Booth publishes one piece or author every Friday, directly on our home page. In addition, Booth publishes two print issues a year, usually in winter and summer. Booth was established in 2009. Our staff is comprised of MFA Fellows and students in the Butler University graduate writing program. Booth publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction, comics, lists, and other expert miscellany. We want to read sharp work that is also funny, and/or poignant, and always carried by a rich sense of story and heart.


The Texas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

The Texas Review, a biannual literary journal first published in 1976, was founded by Paul Ruffin as The Sam Houston Literary Review. When The Texas Quarterly folded at the University of Texas in 1979, Ruffin changed the name to The Texas Review. Today, with a staff of highly qualified editors and an editorial consultation board of established scholars from a number of American universities, The Texas Review enjoys an international reputation, publishing quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews from contributors across the globe.


Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)

Founded in early 2009, Wag’s Revue is an online-only literary quarterly of poetry, essays, fiction, and interviews with waggish luminaries of our day. We have been lucky to publish hundreds of great works by talented established and emerging writers. 

We hold two contests annually, the Winter Contest from December 1 through the end of February and the Summer Contest, from June 1 to August 31. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication in the magazine, second prize is $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per contest submission, plus Submittable's fee. The 2015 Winter Contest is currently open.


Drunk Monkeys Call for Submissions 

We are an eclectic online literary magazine featuring short stories, flash fiction, poetry, TV and movie reviews, and essays. We are looking for original, unpublished fiction and poetry with strong character arcs and immersive description. Build worlds and break hearts.

For essays, we’re looking for factual, but not academic–keep the people in your story front and center. Drunk Monkeys is looking to expand its essays and articles section with pieces on pop culture, politics, and societal issues in general. We are more than happy to look at experimental essays or articles that take a new, unique spin on an old issue. Pieces can be written in a friendly, casual way or in a more academic way; different subjects call for different tones.


Tin House 2015 Summer Writer's Workshop Scholarships (Deadline March 18)

The Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop is a weeklong intensive (July 12-19) of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by the editors of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. and their guests – prominent contemporary American writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The program combines morning workshops with afternoon craft seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings and revelry.

We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding both full and partial scholarships for the 2015 Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshops. Partial scholarships cover Tuition only. All scholarship recipients will need to provide for their own transportation to and from Reed College.

Scholarships are highly competitive. A board composed of Tin House Workshop editorial staff members reviews each scholarship application, and judges the work based on its execution and promise, as well as how much the board feels an applicant might benefit from the Workshop. The board’s final decisions are made on the merit of the writing sample alone. 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

The Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (Deadline January 5)
The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)
The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)
FOLIO 2015 Fiction Contest (Deadline January 15 – $1000)
Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)
the museum of americana Call for Submissions (Music Issue – Deadline January 15)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)
Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavík, April 2015 – Deadline January 25)
AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline January 31)
CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
American Short Fiction American Short(er) Fiction Prize (Deadline February 1 – $500)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
23 Days at Sea Travelling Artist Residency (Vancouver to Shanghai – Deadline February 3)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
2015 Booth Poetry Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)

Sunday
Dec142014

Submission Sunday 12.14.14

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Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavík, April 2015 – Deadline January 25)

We’ve partnered with conference organizers Iceland Travel to offer one person a free delegate spot at the Iceland Writers Retreat in April 2015. The winner will receive the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 8 to 12 April.*

We know you’re all great writers, so show us what you’ve got. Write a short story or essay, no more than 500 words, using the image of Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Center as your inspiration. The author of the winning entry will receive one delegate spot at the Iceland Writers Retreat 2015, including accommodation (if based outside of the Reykjavík Capital Area) and all other items listed on the registration page.


Virginia Quarterly Review Call for Submissions (Theme: Food in Our Time – Deadline December 21)

Our spring issue will feature a portfolio of essays, reporting, and photography that examines the influence of food on various cultures and institutions. Through the topic of food (from production to consumption), VQR will examine aspirations as well as fears, be they cultural or political—or both. Topics we are exploring include:

Food and literature
Food and language
Food and technology
Farming practices and the environment
Culinary aesthetics and design

We welcome unsolicited, original ideas that address food from new perspectives. We will consider pitches and completed projects in essays, illustration, photography, fiction, and reporting.


New York Times Poetry Contest About Race (Deadline December 18)

From Nicholas Kristof: Do you fancy yourself a poet? Then post a poem about race below as a comment, and I’ll pick the best ones and run them either in my column or in a new blog post.

I did this years ago, with a poetry contest about the Iraq war, and I found many of the poems very moving. Race likewise seems one of those topics that calls for the kind of soul-searching that poetry is well suited for. I’d also invite school or college classes to participate as an assignment; if I choose one of yours, I’ll give your school a shout-out.

Any kind of poem is fine, from haiku to epic, but it’s always easier to quote from shorter poems. Feel free to also say something about yourself and why you wrote the poem in your comment. I’ll give you a week to post entries, so the deadline is Dec. 18.


Spolia Call for Submissions (Theme: Nemesis – Deadline December 31)

The last time we had an open call for submission to Spolia, we received work only from men. Don't get us wrong—we love men. I know we publish disproportionately, more women than men, so maybe you have a hard time believing us when we say that, but it's true. Some of my best friends are men. But having 100% men, that's just too many men.

So we are opening up submissions for our next issue of Spolia, "Nemesis." And let's do this like a group sex party. If you are a man and you'd like to submit something, you also have to bring us a submission by a woman. A piece by a woman that you translated, a piece by a woman who is probably better than you but usually unconcerned with publishing her genius, a co-signed email by a woman friend or romantic partner or daughter or lady off the street—all work as double submissions.

Which is to say, also: Women, we would like you to submit work to us. Ladies get in free. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art. Something that relates to the theme of Nemesis. (And I know you women out there know a thing or two about nemeses, so get to it.) By the end of the year.


Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) WC&C Scholarship Competition (Deadline March 30)

AWP offers three annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. We encourage writers of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction to enter. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.

This contest aims to spread the word about the incredible work being done at local writing centers, conferences, festivals, retreats, and residencies. We hope you will take the time to visit our directory and explore them all. There's an excellent chance you will find one that meets in your local area that can help you connect with a community of writers and friends.


Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest (Deadline January 2 – $2500)

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story. A $1,000 second-place prize is also given. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 2,000 to 20,000 words with a $20 entry fee during the month of December. Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers.


the museum of americana Call for Submissions (Music Issue – Deadline January 15)

the museum of americana is happy to announce that we are open to submissions for our Spring issue, which will be a special music-themed issue. We seek fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography, and of course songs, that explore and/or repurposes the cultural history of America’s music, especially jazz, country, blues, rock n’ roll. 

the museum of americana is an online literary review dedicated to fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography, and artwork that revives or repurposes the old, the dying, the forgotten, or the almost entirely unknown aspects of Americana. It is published purely out of fascination with the big, weird, wildly contradictory collage that is our nation’s cultural history.

We live in an era when it is fashionable to express either apathy or outright disdain for all things American. the museum of americana was founded on two core beliefs. The first is that there is much to love and celebrate in historical American culture. The second is that, while certainly not all aspects of Americana ought to be praised or celebrated, there is still great value in holding even that which is embarrassing or difficult up to the light to see what it is made of — and what could possibly be made of it.


The 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline January 31)

This grant is generously funded by a grant from the Jerome Foundation, matched by additional funds from individuals. Nine writers will be selected in 2015 and during the one-year fellowship period will receive:

  • A grant of $4,000
  • The option to engage in a mentorship with a selected freelance editor
  • The opportunity to meet with agents who represent new writers
  • A Center for Fiction membership 
  • Free admission to all Center events for one year, including our Craftwork lectures series on writing
  • 30% discount on tuition at select writing workshops at The Center
  • Two public readings as part of our annual program of events

Applicants must be current residents of one of the five boroughs, and must remain in New York City for the entire year of the fellowship. Students in degree-granting programs are not eligible to apply. This program supports emerging writers whose work shows promise of excellence. Applicants can be of any age, but must be in the early stages of their careers as fiction writers and will not have had the support needed to achieve major recognition for their work. We define “emerging writer” as someone who has not yet had a novel or short story collection published by either a major or independent publisher and who is also not currently under contract to a publisher for a work of fiction. Eligible applicants may have had stories or novel excerpts published in magazines, literary journals or online, but this is not a requirement. 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline December 15 – $300)
The 2015 Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop (Deadline December 17)
New York Times Poetry Contest About Race (Deadline December 18)
Virginia Quarterly Review Call for Submissions (Theme: Food in Our Time – Deadline December 21)
Fiction Attic Press Call for Submissions (Anthology: Tall Tales – Deadline December 30)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
Apogee Journal Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
Spoila Call for Submissions (Theme: Nemesis – Deadline December 31)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
3Elements Review Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1)
Nowhere Fall 2014 Travel Writing Contest (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1 – Suggested)
Under the Sun Call for Submissions (Deadline January 2)
Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest (Deadline January 2 – $2500)
The Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (Deadline January 5)
The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)
The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)
FOLIO 2015 Fiction Contest (Deadline January 15 – $1000)
Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)
the museum of americana Call for Submissions (Music Issue – Deadline January 15)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)
Iceland Writers Retreat (Reykjavík, April 2015 – Deadline January 25)
AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline January 31)
CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)

Sunday
Dec072014

Submission Sunday 12.7.14


Martha's Vineyard Writer's Residency and Room Six Scholarship (Rolling admissions)

The Martha’s Vineyard Writer’s Residency was established in 2007 with a simple mission: to give writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and plays a place in which to create or complete new works.

Residencies will be held April 1st-May 15th, 2015 and September 16th-October 31st, 2015. Writers may choose to stay two to six weeks. Each resident is given a private room with a bath in an historic inn in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Nine writers at a time are invited to form an intimate community of peers.The colorful gardens, covered porch and ample common rooms provide several venues in which to work, gather, contemplate or simply relax.

The cost of the residency is $300.00 per week and is due upon acceptance. Noepe Center now offers a scholarship to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency. The Room Six Scholarship supports one writer, in any genre, whose work is of exceptional quality but whose financial situation is such that they would not otherwise be able to attend the residency for two weeks. This scholarship, created by an MVWR alumni who wanted to reward others with an opportunity to work at Noepe Center, covers transportation to and from Martha’s Vineayard (up to $1,500), residency fee, and a stipend for food and living expenses for two weeks. 


Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)

In 1856, Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent abolitionist, publicly stated that when it came to Kansas slaveholders, there was more moral power in a Sharps rifle than there was in the Bible. Following his speech, the Sharps rifle quickly became known as a “Beecher’s Bible.” Rifles being shipped to fellow abolitionists in Kansas were shipped in containers marked as “Books” or “Beecher’s Bibles” in order to sneak them past pro-slavery fighters and to keep from raising any suspicion in the federal and state authorities, who prohibited the shipping of arms to the area. Hundreds of Beecher’s Bibles were brought to the region in the fight to make Kansas a free state.

Beecher’s magazine, published annually in Lawrence, Kansas, and run by the students of the graduate program in English at the University of Kansas, seeks the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from both emerging and established authors. The best way to familiarize yourself with our aesthetic is to read one of our past issuesBeecher’saccepts poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions from September 1st to February 14th.


AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)

Our answer to the rigors of the Gift of Freedom grant, AROHO’s Orlando Prizes celebrate Virginia Woolf’s title character’s liberation from conventional constraints.  AROHO’s multi-genre competition is an invitation and opportunity for women writers to bring their shorter works to publication via a brief online application process.  We accept multiple submissions, and are on the lookout for diverse topics and styles. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome; please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Judged by writers and publishers from Judith Freeman and Kim Barnes to poets Dana Levin and Cynthia Hogue, winning submissions in all four genres receive a $1,000 prize and are published in The Los Angeles Review. 


FOLIO
2015 Fiction Contest (Deadline January 15 – $1000)

Folio is a nationally recognized literary journal sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors. 

We are eager to read your individual take on Conflict, which is the theme of FOLIO's 2015 issue as well as this contest. We want contemporary fiction that speaks to the theme of 'Conflict', and how the operation of that theme at the macro level (Climate Change, Racial Injustice, Abductions, Armed Conflicts, Surveillance, Consumption, Global Warming, Violence Against Women) interacts with characters, scenes, and events at the intimate, micro level.

Our judge for this year's fiction contest is Lydia Millet. If you aren't familiar with her work yet, please do yourself a favor and let your eyeballs linger on this excerpt from George Bush, Dark Prince of Love. Or check out this bit from How the Dead Dream, the first of Millet's trilogy. Also, Go here to listen to a recorded excerpt of Millet reading from Pills and Starshipsas part of Arizona Public Media's "Sound Fiction" series.


FORTH Call for Submissions 

Curated in Los Angeles, FORTH publishes art and literature that resonates with an evolving need for interactive media. Throughout history, the one element that has made us uniquely human is the ability to make art. This fascinating element of the human condition includes the capacity to think creatively, to produce ideas and images that help us figure out what our thoughts and feelings really mean, and to share them with the world at the click of a button. So here, in these strange digital pages, we explore, expose, and celebrate this forward-moving, always-evolving creative energy that makes us human. We focus on exploring not just the art, but the artists who always have, and always will, drive humanity forth. In the end, we hope to be an additional, tiny vehicle for the engine of creativity. To growl and move forward. What we are looking for: Simple, effective writing about ideas that mean something to you.


The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)

The Big Brick Review is an online publication devoted to support of the narrative non-fiction genre by serving as a venue for established writers and a springboard for emerging writers. Founded in 2014 by Gregory Gerard, the journal features personal accounts that build on the narrative of our lives, finding new insight to old struggles...old insight to new struggles...and all shades-of-gray in between. 

For 2015, the contest theme is loosely based on the concept of 'building,' which authors can interpret as creatively as they choose (it's a noun! it's a verb!). Essays must be narrative non-fiction (that is, they must explore a truth of a human experience as interpreted/experienced by the author) and will be judged on overall strength of writing, compelling content/theme, and interesting style/voice.




Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (Nebraska City, NE – Deadline March 1)

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is an ideal setting for working artists looking for a respite to concentrate on their work. Although originally built in 1969 as a luxury communal home for three prominent couples, the KHN Center has become a renowned artist residency program located in southeastern Nebraska.

Since 2001, the residency has hosted more than 50 working artists each year which include a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. Each has found privacy in which to create along with ample opportunities to interact with fellow artists in a friendly community located in the rolling bluff country of eastern Nebraska. The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks.

 




The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest
(Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)


The DISQUIET International Literary Program is a two-week program that brings writers from North America and from around the world together with Portuguese writers in the heart of Lisbon for intensive workshops in the art and craft of writing.

The program is premised on several beliefs: That the conversations and exchange of ideas that result from meeting writers from around the world pushes one’s own work beyond the boundaries of the self. That all writers need a community to support and sustain them. That stepping out of the routine of one’s daily life and into a vibrant, rich, and new cultural space unsettles the imagination, loosens a writer’s reflexes… To those ends: Come be DISQUIET-ed with us!

In addition to prizes sponsored by Guernica,  Fence MagazineNinth Letter, and the esteemed Graywolf Press, winners of this year’s contest will be offered tuition, airfare, and accommodations to attend DISQUIET in 2015. Contest winners in the categories of fiction, poetry, and non fiction will have their winning work published in North America’s leading publications. Additionally, they will win a full fellowship (airfare, tuition, and housing included) to the 2015 DISQUIET International Program in Lisbon, Portugal. 



U
pcoming Deadlines

The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline December 15 – $300)
The 2015 Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop (Deadline December 17)
Fiction Attic Press Call for Submissions (Anthology: Tall Tales – Deadline December 30)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
Apogee Journal Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
3Elements Review Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1)
Nowhere Fall 2014 Travel Writing Contest (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1 – Suggested)
Under the Sun Call for Submissions (Deadline January 2)
The Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (Deadline January 5)
The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)
The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)
FOLIO 2015 Fiction Contest (Deadline January 15 – $1000)
Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)
AROHO’s Orlando Prizes (Deadline January 31 – $1000)
CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)
The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)
The DISQUIET International Literary Program SLS Contest (Lisbon, Portugal – Deadline February 10)
Beecher's Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline February 14)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)
The Big Brick Review 2015 Essay Contest (Deadline February 17 – $300)
pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)

Sunday
Dec072014

WordCraft LA 2015 Writers' Resolution Virtual Boot Camp

"I loved it! Thanks so much for offering this service and for making it affordable!"
– Boot Camper, 2014

Following the success of our Writers’ Resolution Virtual Boot Camp last year, we’re now offering an expanded 13-week program beginning January 1, with separate tracks for fiction and memoir writers. From generating ideas to building an author platform, we’ll help you make significant progress on a writing project to start the new year off right!

For only $90, you will receive inspiration and motivation in the form of weekly e-mails with craft tips, writing prompts, excerpts from classic and contemporary writers, and links to other resources. As one former camper said, "Until taking this course, I had no idea how much 'stuff' writers put into their craft." 

For stricter deadlines and more accountability, we also offer a Personal Trainer Option. For $150, each week for three months you will be expected to send a set amount of writing to Chris, Jen, Megan, or Sacha (your choice). Your counselor will acknowledge receipt, or if you don't meet your deadline, remind you of it gently but firmly. Then at the end of the camp, you can send 2,500 words to your counselor and receive a 300-word critique. Please email us at wordcraft@wordcraftla.com if you are interested in the Personal Trainer Option.

Our WordCraft consultants represent decades of teaching, writing, and editing experience. You'll find multi-genre book and journal editors, two PhDs in English, an Oxford-educated tutor, lecturers in the English department at UCLA and the humanities division at Caltech, a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, and a former editor to Hunter S. Thompson. 

Our clients’ work has been published in The Iowa ReviewBOMB, Slice MagazineThe Missouri Review, The Rattling WallSouthern Indiana ReviewSalonThe Sunday Times (London), and by Etruscan Press and Bloomsbury Academic, to name just a few. We bring a wide variety of perspectives, academic training, and knowledge to the table, and we have a lot to say about words that work.


Start 2015 with a renewed commitment to your writing! We’ll make sure you have something to show for it.


WordCraft LA 2015 Writers' Resolution Virtual Boot Camp 

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Sunday
Nov302014

Submission Sunday 11.30.14


Our consultants can help you edit your drafts, prepare your submissions, and find places to submit! Contact us for customized submission assistance.


Apogee Journal Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline December 31)

Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce a biannual issue featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.

The word “apogee” denotes the point in an object’s orbit that is farthest from the center. Our mission combines literary aesthetic with political activism. We believe that by elevating underrepresented literary voices we can effect real change: change in readers’ attitudes, change in writers’ positions in literature, and broader change in society.

Apogee Journal’s dual purpose is to showcase writers from the periphery and to provide a platform for all writers to thoughtfully engage with issues of race, class, and identity. We are proudly accepting submissions for the fifth issue–to appear in print and online–from November 1st to December 31st 2014. Our goal is to publish exciting work that sits at some distance from the mainstream and to provide a forum where unheard issues and voices can rise to the fore. 


Small Print Magazine Call for Submissions

Small Print Magazine, a resource and showcase for writers, features contemporary short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry thoughtfully presented alongside beautiful photography and artwork from new and established artists. You’ll also find engaging interviews with authors and other industry professionals, craft book reviews, as well as articles on writing, writing tools, and more.


Ash & Bones Call for Submissions (Inaugural Issue – Deadline December 1)

The writers and editors of Ash & Bones collaborated their talents and multi-dimensional interests to offer a stage presence to artists of all genres, and people of all experiences and backgrounds. Currently, we are accepting submissions on a broad topic: life story/memoir musings. After our inauguration period, we will begin featuring more exclusive artwork on a seasonal basis. We look forward to admiring the products of creative life.

Ash & Bones is dedicated to publishing art brewing just below the surface of our social masks. We seek work that confesses shameful or embarrassing events and situations, pieces that most of us would shudder to read or view, though we secretly relate. Also, we want to learn something new, some situation of experience that might be foreign to our memories and perspectives. We publish both dramatic and humorous art, and we warmly welcome submissions by people that do not consider themselves artistically inclined.

Everyone has a story to tell, and we want you to come out of your hiding places, tell us what you know about living. All voices of experience are legitimate. All stories are worthy.


CutBank Literary Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline February 1)

We’re proud of CutBank‘s forty years as Montana’s foremost literary magazine, founded in 1973 by the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana and helmed initially by favorite literary son William Kittredge. We publish two print issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike.

We’re global in scope, but with a regional bias. Over the years, we’ve been privileged to feature work by Wendell Berry, Louise Erdrich, Richard Hugo, Seamus Heaney, James Welch, Patricia Goedicke, James Lee Burke, Chris Offutt, Aimee Bender, Steve Almond, and a number of other writers whose work we’re fond of. That’s the joy, we think, of both publishing and reading a publication like CutBank: discovering and developing a fondness for new work.


PINBALL Call for Submissions

PINBALL is a new nonprofit venue for short fiction, art, essays, and interviews. Emphasizing the diverse, forward-thinking, and constantly evolving literary landscape, PINBALL aims to promote work that’s both high caliber and accessible—work that speaks not only to other writers and artists, but to the wider community of readers. 

In search of that wider community, PINBALL seeks to include genre and literary fiction, as well as non-fiction essays and comics, into the literary conversation, allowing for permeability and mutation of prose into new territories.


Overland Call for Submissions

Overland, the most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary and cultural magazines, celebrates its 60th year in 2014. Overland’s mission is to foster new, original and progressive work exploring the relationship between politics and culture, especially literature, and to bring that work to as many people as possible.

Overland values:

  • the wide dissemination of new, challenging and progressive ideas about politics and culture, showcasing Australia to the world and the world to Australia;
  • participation in political and cultural debates and controversies, with an interventionist rather than passive orientation;
  • aesthetic excellence, encouraging contributors to achieve their best;
  • democratisation of politics and culture, providing room for diverse and marginal voices alongside the established and the authoritative;
  • social justice, in the broadest sense of that term, applied to both the cultural and political spheres.

Overland publishes a quarterly print journal of essays, fiction, poetry and reviews, and an online magazine of cultural commentary, updated most days, as well as irregular online-only editions of fiction and poetry. It holds events, discussions and debates in writers’ festivals and similar forums throughout Australia. It hosts a number of major literary competitions, with an orientation to emerging writers.


Radar Poetry Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)

Radar Poetry is an electronic journal published quarterly in January, April, July, and October. We publish poems from established and emerging writers and welcome international submissions. 

We are interested in the interplay between poetry and visual media. Each issue features pairings of poetry and artwork, selected by the editors and contributors. 

Radar Poetry offers an annual award, the Coniston Prize, for the best group of poems submitted by a female poet writing in English. The award is $1,000. The winner and all finalists are published in the October issue of Radar. We welcome unsolicited submissions of poems during our reading period of October 1 through June 30.  


Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)

Creative Nonfiction is currently seeking experimental nonfiction for the "Exploring the Boundaries" section ("experimental," "boundaries" ... yes, we know these can be loaded terms). We're looking for writing that is ambitious, pushes against the conventional boundaries of the genre, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules. As always, we have only one absolute rule: nonfiction must be based in fact. Please not that this is NOT a call for an entire "Exploring the Boundaries" issue of the magazine; accepted pieces will be published one per issue, starting with the Fall 2015 issue (CNF #57).

Creative Nonfiction is the voice of the genre. Every issue is packed with new, long-form essays that blend style with substance; writing that pushes the traditional boundaries of the genre; notes on craft; micro-essays; conversations with writers and editors; insights and commentary from CNF editor Lee Gutkind; and more. Simply put, CNF demonstrates the depth and versatility of the genre it has helped define for almost 20 years. 


The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)

The Los Angeles Review, established in 2003, is the voice of Los 
Angeles, and the voice of the nation. Perhaps from this place 
something can emerge that speaks to the writer or singer or dancer or 
wild person in all of us, something disturbing, something alive, 
something of the possibility of what it could be to be human in the 
21st century.

We seek essay, memoir, and commentary 
told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive 
voice, rich with detail. Send 1,000-4,000 words or delight us with 
flash nonfiction that cat-burgles our expectations. In fiction we’re looking for hard-to-put-down shorties under 500 words and lengthier 
shorts up to 4000 words—lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction. Or submit 3-5 poems that will surprise us, wow us, and make us wish we’d written them ourselves. We’re open to form, free verse, prose poems, and experimental styles. Our only criterion is quality. 


Blunderbuss Magazine
Call for Submissions

We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity. 

Blunderbuss Magazine welcomes unsolicited submissions. We are genre-flexible, so send us your short stories, poems, essays, reviews, satires, hypertexts, love letters, shopping lists, clean-living manifestos, macaroni art, dadaist cut-ups, portraits of our editors fashioned from used gluesticks & human hair, or whatever else it is that you do.


Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Fluids – Deadline February 15)

Fiction International will accept submissions for an issue on Fluids from October 1, 2014 to February 15, 2015. Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals which address Fluids are welcome. 

Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and social activism. Founded by Joe David Bellamy in 1973 at St. Lawrence University in New York, the journal was relocated to San Diego State University in 1983 and is edited by Harold Jaffe. Each issue revolves around a theme and features a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose, and visuals by leading writers and artists from around the world. 


The Manifest Station Call for Submissions 

Think you’re a fit? We urge you to check out the blog to get the “voice” of the site. We are happy to be have unique and varying voices and writers and posts, however, some things are a better fit than others. We don’t care if you are a published author or an 8th grader. We want personal essays that share what it means to be human. Jen Pastiloff’s workshops, in fact, are called The Manifestation Workshop: On Being Human. We want to think and feel.

We want to be moved. We want Oh Wow. Oh Wow kind of posts. We want the I have to put down my cup of coffee (or wine) and give this my full attention kind of stuff. We are looking for fantastic writing. Period. We don’t care if you are a well known author or a computer programmer who secretly writes at night. Gut wrenching, honest and brave writing. That’s what we want. We are not looking for self-help. Although, inadvertently it may end up being that. The pieces do NOT have to be about yoga in any way shape or form.


Fiction Attic Press Call for Submissions (Anthology: Tall Tales – Deadline December 30)

Fiction Attic Press is seeking submissions for our upcoming anthology, Tall Tales: Weird and Wonderful Stories From Fiction Attic Press.

If your story is strange and tantalizing, thought-provoking and mesmerizing, we’d love to read it! Think Julio Cortazar, Ursula LeGuin, Kelly Link, George Saunders, Ray Bradbury, Count Olaf…and you! We’re open to magical realism, fantasy, science fiction–anything that is tremendously well-written and deeply engaging, and strange.


The Standard Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

Welcome to The Standard Literary Magazine. We hope that you will enjoy reading the variety of work that we publish - because every piece has been carefully selected to meet the highest level of literary excellence. Whether you've come here for poetry, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, or compelling essays that tackle some of the most important socioeconomic issues of our time, we are confident that our website offers something for everyone. 

The Standard welcomes unsolicited poetry and flash fiction, year round, but is not accepting simultaneous submissions at this time  unless the author has also entered in one of our contests (contest rules will apply). We believe contributors should be paid for their work. Contributors receive $20 per contribution.  


pacificREVIEW Call for Submissions (Theme: Vivarium – Deadline February 28)

pacificREVIEW is sn annual review of prose, poetry, and artwork, published in affiliation with San Diego State University. A vivarium (Latin for “place of life”) is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, a microcosm with controls for environmental conditions.

We, as human beings, create vivariums for both ourselves and other species. In these environments of our own design (zoos, shopping malls, universities, cathedrals, etc.), we breathe simulation, observe phenomena both natural and unnatural, speak in symbols, and cypher our dreams. We are inhabitants of our creations, thriving in the flux between the abstract and the absolute.

The newest issue of the pacificREVIEW seeks dynamic pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narratives, photography, and artwork that speak to this theme and interrogate the ever-blurring line between “real” and “unreal” settings.


Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

Willow Springs publishes the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with some of the most notable authors in contemporary literature, including Marilynne Robinson, Stuart Dybek, Aimee Bender, and Robert Bly. Founded in 1977 and published twice yearly,Willow Springs features two interviews per issue, as well as arresting essays, fiction, and poetry by a diverse variety of writers—from the unknown and up and coming, to U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. An indispensable resource for writers and readers, Willow Springs engages its audience in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and what it means to be human.

In our 30 years of publication, Willow Springs has looked for and published fresh and established voices in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including those of Tobias Wolff, Jorge Luis Borges, Yusef Komunyakaa, Louis Jenkins, Denise Levertov, James Grabill, WS Merwin, William Stafford, Charles Bukowski, Chris Offutt, Robert Olmstead, Michael Martone, Robert Hass, Michael Heffernan, Tomaž Šalamun, Bret Lott, Sam Hamill, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alice Derry, Paulann Peterson, Osip Mandelstam, Patricia Henley, Thomas Reiter, Bill Tremblay, Tom Crawford, Mark Halliday, D. Nurkse, Elizabeth Murawski, and hundreds of others from around the world.

 

Upcoming Deadlines
Notre Dame Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Barrelhouse Call for Poetry Manuscripts (Deadline November 30)
Quarter After Eight 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
The Baltimore Review Winter Contest: "Work" (Deadline November 30 – $500)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Motionpoems’ “Arrivals & Departures at St Paul’s Union Depot” Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Split Lip Magazine Call for Submissions, Global Humor Anthology, and Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 30 – $200)

Beloit Fiction Journal Call for Submssions (Deadline December 1)
Bellingham Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Clockhouse Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Ash & Bones Call for Submissions (Inaugural Issue – Deadline December 1)
Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Deadline December 1)
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle Call for Submissions and Writing Contest (Deadline December 1 – $500)
The Fiddlehead's 24th Annual Contest (Deadline December 1 – $2000)
The Southern Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Deadline December 1)
The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline December 15 – $300)
The 2015 Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop (Deadline December 17)
Fiction Attic Press Call for Submissions (Anthology: Tall Tales – Deadline December 30)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
Apogee Journal Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
3Elements Review Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1)
Nowhere Fall 2014 Travel Writing Contest (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1 – Suggested)
Under the Sun Call for Submissions (Deadline January 2)
The Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (Deadline January 5)
The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)
The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)
Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Exploring the Boundaries – Deadline January 20)

Sunday
Nov232014

Submission Sunday 11.23.14


Thanks for reading Submission Sunday every week! If you are published by a venue that you discovered here, we'd love to hear about it: wordcraft@wordcraftla.com.

These workshops combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. It is led by editors from Tin House magazine and Tin House Books and their guests, prominent writers of fiction and nonfiction. The program consists of morning workshops and afternoon craft seminars. Evenings are reserved for literary and career discussions and revelry.

Workshops meet for three sessions—Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each workshop will have no more than six students and will treat two manuscripts per session. You may only enroll in one workshop.


Barrelhouse Call for Poetry Manuscripts (Deadline November 30)

Barrelhouse is looking for our next poetry book! Maybe our next poetry books! First books, second books, whatever books, we’re open to your submissions. Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organization. Barrelhouse bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture. Barrelhouse is a web site that regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and random stuff. Barrelhouse is produced by writers for readers who are looking for quality writing with an edge and a sense of humor. Stories originally published in Barrelhouse have been featured in the Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Million Writer’s Award.


Clockhouse Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate.

How do we understand our place in the world, our responsibility to it, and our responsibility to each other? 
Clockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life—a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change. Join in.

Clockhouse accepts works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic works for stage or screen. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers.


The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline December 15 – $300)

The winning flash fiction piece will be published on The Conium Review Online Compenium site.  The story will also be made into a broadside or micro-chap that will be given away for free to attendees of next year's AWP conference.  The winning author receives $300 and a copy of the judge's latest book. This year’s contest judge is Ashley Farmer. Ashley is the author of The Women (Civil Coping Mechanisms, forthcoming in 2016), Beside Myself (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014), and Farm Town (Rust Belt Bindery, 2012). She's also the Co-Managing Editor of Juked

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language. Make it weird. We are especially interested in work from women, LGBTQ authors, and writers of color. We work with Submission Bombers and other groups to encourage submissions from marginalized writers. We find that these writers often tell the kinds of stories that “mainstream” writers cannot or do not. Along with the journal, we occasionally publish or promote special projects, including chapbooks, readings, and writing workshops. We donate a portion of every print-run to charity bookstores and nonprofits including Open Books, Better World Books, and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.


The Butter Call for Submissions 

The Butter is the slick sister site to The Toast. Please submit UNPUBLISHED work only which includes no work that has been published on your blog. Yes, we pay all contributors, though admittedly, we cannot pay writers as much as they deserve. 

There are no guidelines beyond what you will find at the submission manager. I no longer have patience for guidelines mostly because writers ignore them anyway. There is no need to ask me about my preferences or length requirements. Use common sense and send me writing I can’t live without. If your submission is “time sensitive,” The Butter probably isn’t the right home for your work. There are countless publications that already do that sort of thing very well. I even write for some of them.

We’re going to trust the writers we publish. We’re going to trust their words. We’re going to trust our taste. We’re going to trust you. We’re going to respect your time and intelligence. 


Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)

WNBA is a vibrant national organization. There are chapters with individual Active Members in nine cities, individual Network Members across the country, numerous corporate Sustaining Members, and chapter Honorary Members in the world of books and beyond. WNBA is a broad-based non-profit organization with some 800 members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in chapter cities and elsewhere. This year, the WNBA Writing Contest will feature three categories of writing:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Poetry

We are seeking your best work for our national writing contest. Winning entries will be published in a special issue of The Bookwoman–the national newsletter of the WNBA. First place winners receive $250 cash prize. Second, third and honorable mentions will be published with the first place winners in the contest edition of The Bookwoman. Open to all writers 18 or older writing in English.


LitroNY Call for Fiction Submissions (New Online Fiction Editor Jim Ruland)

We welcome our new Online Fiction Editor Jim Ruland to LitroNY Online. Jim explains what he’s looking for, in terms of submissions for Fiction pieces for the LitroNY Fiction Slot.

The very best kind of writing doesn’t provide an experience – it is an experience – no different from an unexpected journey, or an incredible meal. And when it’s time to part, I’m sorry to do so but now I can take the spark with me. When it comes down to it, I’m a pleasure seeker. I want to be captivated. Beguiled. Bamboozled. Taken hostage.

There is pleasure in laughter, pleasure in every kind of emotion when the artist is like a pickpocket. Give me an artist who is willing to ask him or herself a hundred bothersome questions rather than one who can execute a perfect sentence before coffee.

I admire work that collides forms, hybridizes genres and is generally difficult to define. I don’t need to know the names of the leaves in the teapot to enjoy the brew. I like lines that resonate like a bullet off bell in a church tower, passages that resonate with the roar of a lion that is finally tired of rotting away in the zoo.

I want to forget everything I think I know. Take me someplace I can’t get to on my own.


The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)

The Bogliasco Foundation supports the Arts and Humanities by providing residential Fellowships at its study center in Italy’s most vibrant, historic crossroads, where gifted artists and scholars of all cultures come together to connect, create and disseminate significant new work.

Approximately 50 fellowships—or residencies—are awarded to artists and scholars in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities (Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and Visual Arts). Although the Fellowship is not a cash prize, Fellows are provided with living quarters, separate private studios and full board for a month at the Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy. 

Located in the fishing village of Bogliasco near Genoa, in a region of extraordinary beauty whose landscape has stimulated creative expression for centuries, the Bogliasco Foundation offers one-month residencies to individuals who can demonstrate notable achievement in the Arts and Humanities: those disciplines that seek to understand our place in the world, shaping and defining what it means to be human.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline November 23 – $20,000)
London Book Festival Call for Submissions (Deadline November 25 – $1500)
Notre Dame Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Barrelhouse Call for Poetry Manuscripts (Deadline November 30)
Quarter After Eight 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
The Baltimore Review Winter Contest: "Work" (Deadline November 30 – $500)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Motionpoems’ “Arrivals & Departures at St Paul’s Union Depot” Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Split Lip Magazine Call for Submissions, Global Humor Anthology, and Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 30 – $200)

Beloit Fiction Journal Call for Submssions (Deadline December 1)
Bellingham Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Clockhouse Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Deadline December 1)
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle Call for Submissions and Writing Contest (Deadline December 1 – $500)
The Fiddlehead's 24th Annual Contest (Deadline December 1 – $2000)
The Southern Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Deadline December 1)
The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline December 15 – $300)
The 2015 Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop (Deadline December 17)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
3Elements Review Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1)
Nowhere Fall 2014 Travel Writing Contest (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1 – Suggested)
Under the Sun Call for Submissions (Deadline January 2)
The Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices (Deadline January 5)
The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)
The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)
Women's National Book Association 2014 Writing Contest (Deadline January 15 – $250)
The Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowship (Bogliasco, Italy – Deadline January 15)

Sunday
Nov162014

Submission Sunday 11.16.14



Granta 
Call for Submissions
 (Deadline April 1)

Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it had a long and distinguished history, publishing the early work of many writers who later became well known, including A. A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta has published many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives.

Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real. As the Observer wrote of Granta: ‘In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.’ Our criteria for publication are best gauged by a close reading of the magazine. We publish fiction, memoir, reportage, poetry and art.


The 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes
 (Deadline January 15 – $250–$1000)

We’re excited to announce that submissions for our 2015 Yemassee Writing Prizes with $1750 in awards are now open!

  • The 2015 William Richey Short Fiction Contest will be judged by author Aimee Bender (The Color Master, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt). $20 to enter, $1000 + publication to the winner.
  • The 2015 Pocataligo Poetry Contest will be judged by National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney (Head Off & Split). $10 to enter, $500 + publication to the winner.
  • The 2015 Inaugural Non-Fiction Contest will be judged by author Paul Bogard (The End of Night). $5 to enter, $250 + publication to the winner. 

We’ve made a few changes this year — we have added a non-fiction contest and all three of our contests (the William Richey Short Fiction Contest, the Pocataligo Poetry Contest, and the Inaugural Non-Fiction Contest) are open right now until January 15, 2015. All submissions will be considered for publication in the magazine. Additionally, entrants have the option of signing up for a one-year subscription at the amazingly low price of $2!

 


The METRIC is
 an online literary publishing project. We aim to promote literary interestingness on the web at a grassroots level. METRIC’s origins are sprung from smaller e-zines. Having emancipated ourselves from these roots, we now dream of a magazine which allows for the critical freedom of anonymity, whilst maintaining the satisfaction of individual authorship. We endorse no one identity.

We are friends of places that promote freedom of information, in that we believe that there is a need for nodes of literary catalysis on the web.  We share stories before we share names and histories, trying to escape their boundaries with narrative.  Here, information flows freely, and intelligence can ensue. Where else is thinking born, if not in free space? Where else can literature thrive, if not outside of the economy of attention that dominates our shared culture these days?

The METRIC editors understand themselves as moderators, plucking strands of clouds – and organising them, so that readers can read asreaders, not as part of a mob. We are one of many projects, and yet, like any other good project, we have a unique footprint which we try to create in our editions of new online literature. The METRIC is run by an anonymous collective of editors from all over the world.


Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1 – Suggested)

Assay publishes the best in critical scholarship of creative nonfiction to stimulate conversation concerning this genre. Assay examines, analyzes, and tests the ideas central to literary nonfiction, its texts and authors, and its pedagogy. Assay's purpose is to facilitate all facets of this discussion.

While there is no shortage of craft pieces and craft texts, the focus of nonfiction analysis has been on the art of the genre. Critical scholarship that studies nonfiction as literature, not simply art, is lacking in our genre. Our purpose is to facilitate all facets of that conversation, to be a resource for writers, scholars, readers, and teachers of nonfiction.  

Our online format makes research materials more accessible to scholars, but it also utilizes the available technology to expand the discussion. In addition to the written expression of nonfiction criticism, Assay provides the space for both written and video interviews with writers, as well as providing for more informal discussions of reading and teaching in the genre.


Motionpoems’ “Arrivals & Departures at St Paul’s Union Depot” Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)

Motionpoems and public artist Todd Boss present “Arrivals & Departures at St Paul’s Union Depot,” a colossal 3D poetry film installation that magically transforms the facade of one of St Paul’s most impressive landmark buildings.

Beginning in 2014, to celebrate Union Depot’s renaissance as a rail hub with an act of place-making designed to reclaim the space in the hearts and minds of all who experience it, we selected a handful of original poems by Minnesotans (theme: “Arrivals & Departures”) from a statewide call for poems, then commissioned Minnesota film teams to turn four finalist poems into short films built to fit digitally mapped 3D templates of the building.

Motionpoems then projected those films onto the screen-filled facade of the Depot, looping continuously, with accompanying audio from lawn-area speakers. The spectacle drew 3,500 people during the Saint Paul Art Crawl. MinnPost called it “crazy awesome.”


The Awl was started in 2009, at least four internets ago. The Awl has editors, but it runs on pitches. So please: Pitch. Pitch thoughtful reported pieces and incisive essays and deep cultural criticism and odd character studies and deep dives on off topics and poems and jokes and profiles and weird, unexpected content fragments and things that you think are too strange to publish. Pitch them all. We will work with you on difficult pieces. We don’t care about word count. We pay. Not much, but as much as we can, and as much (and often more?) than many much richer publishing and internet concerns. We are currently looking for submissions in the categories of:

Architecture; urbanism (but not the dull, aggravating kind); interesting pieces or works of criticism about movies, books, television, or music that are not simply reviews or recaps or RED HOT TAKES; observed non-fiction; offbeat works about fashion and style; stories about places and cities and towns that aren’t New York (and also that are) and the people living in them that would work wonderfully in an alt-weekly;  labor and capital and activism(!); videogames because why not; food and drink; history, personal or otherwise; crime; gender and race and sex (just not from white men); THE MEDIA and writing too; science, death, your breakup, spacetime and/or faith, dogs, bears, whatever.

(This list should not be construed as definitive or restrictive, but merely a list of things we know we are interested in; there are so many things that we have no idea we have interest in—until you pitch them. The Awl runs on pitches, so please, do pitch anything, as long as it’s interesting.)


Literature for Life Call for Submissions

Literature for Life is a program of the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena based nonprofit that builds community through the power of the arts and education. We unite writers, artists, and educators to ignite young minds with a love of reading, writing, and the visual arts. We consider ourselves to be a new kind of beast: part online literary journal, part educator’s resource center, and part community salon. Our goal is to connect LA’s youth with an open source text filled with contemporary works by local writers and artists while simultaneously sharing LA’s rich literary offerings with the world.

Our site will feature two issues a year, containing a collection of fiction and nonfiction, poetry, short stories, articles, essays, and artwork created for us by writers and artists primarily from the Los Angeles region. Texts and images are paired with tailor­made lesson plans, designed to help teachers introduce locally produced writing and artwork into their classrooms so that students may better see themselves and their communities represented in their curriculum. Filling the gap left by expensive, monolithic, and often outdated textbooks, our literature and artwork are selected to resonate with L.A.­–based youth and celebrate the full diversity of Los Angeles, its culture, and its people.


Bellingham Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

At home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Bellingham Review publishes literature of palpable quality, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography, in one Fall Online Edition and one Spring Print Edition, along with rolling content on our BH Review Blog. Established in 1977, Bellingham Review has earned a reputation for publishing established and emerging writers who successfully employ innovative form and content. Our contributors often go on to publish their own books and collections. Their work has recently appeared in Harper’s, Utne Reader, and Pushcart Prize Anthology.

We are looking for “literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to come closer, look deeper.” Our general submission period runs from September 15th through December 1st. We look forward to reading your best work!



Upcoming Deadlines

DUM DUM Zine Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline November 17)
Jenny Speculative Fiction Contest (Deadline November 21 – $175)
Wesleyan University Press Best American Experimental Writing 2015 (Deadline November 21)
Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline November 23 – $20,000)
London Book Festival Call for Submissions (Deadline November 25 – $1500)
Notre Dame Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Quarter After Eight 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
The Baltimore Review Winter Contest: "Work" (Deadline November 30 – $500)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Motionpoems’ “Arrivals & Departures at St Paul’s Union Depot” Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Split Lip Magazine Call for Submissions, Global Humor Anthology, and Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 30 – $200)

Beloit Fiction Journal Call for Submssions (Deadline December 1)
Bellingham Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Deadline December 1)
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle Call for Submissions and Writing Contest (Deadline December 1 – $500)
The Fiddlehead's 24th Annual Contest (Deadline December 1 – $2000)
The Southern Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Deadline December 1)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)

Sunday
Nov092014

Submission Sunday 11.9.14


The Antioch Review, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. We publish fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging as well as established authors. Authors published in our pages are consistently included in Best American anthologies and Pushcart prizes. We continue to serve our readers and our authors and to encourage others to publish the “best words in the best order.”

Because of a backlog of material, new unsolicited Fiction submissions to the Antioch Review will be closed until at least March 2015.   The submission period for Poetry and Essays will continue as follows:

Poetry: September 1 through April 30
Essays: September 1 through May 31

The best answer we can give on inquiries relating to what kind of material the ANTIOCH REVIEW uses is, “read the magazine.”  Look through a few representative issues for an idea of subjects, treatment, lengths of articles, and stories we have used; it will be far more rewarding than any theories we might try to formulate.


Wag's Revue Winter Contest (Deadline February 28 – $1000)

Founded in early 2009, Wag’s Revue is an online-only literary quarterly of poetry, essays, fiction, and interviews with waggish luminaries of our day. We have been lauded by such publications as the Village Voice and Poets & Writers, and have been lucky to publish hundreds of great works by talented established and emerging writers.

We hold two contests annually, the Winter Contest from December 1 through the end of February and the Summer Contest, from June 1 to August 31. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication in the magazine, second prize is $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per contest submission, plus Submittable's fee. 


Passages North Call for Submissions

Passages North, the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University, has published short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction since 1979. Passages North accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid essays, and short-shorts, as well as spoken-word poetry for the website and brief essays about the writing life for our online Writers on Writing series.


Memorious Call for Submissions 

Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction is a biannual online literary journal founded in 2004 by Brian Green, Rebecca Morgan Frank, and Robert Arnold. Work from Memorious has been selected for publication in Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, Best of the Web, and Best of the Net. Mission: To publish the best work by emerging and established poets, fiction writers, visual artists and composers.
We are currently open for fiction submissions: please see the specific guidelines listed under "Prose." We look forward to reading your fiction. (We are sorry to say that we do not publish creative nonfiction.)  Please send one story or no more than three short shorts in a word or .rtf document. There are no length restrictions. 

The Center for Women Writers at Salem College is a student-centered and women-focused organization that has strong ties to the Winston Salem and North Carolina communities. Annette Allen established the Center for Women Writers in 1996, with a vision of a home for women writers. Metta Sáma, Director of Creative Writing & Assistant Professor in Creative Writing, currently directs the CWW, with the support of student interns, and continues Allen’s vision of encouraging and supporting the creative and professional work of women writers.

The Collapsar is a bi-monthly magazine of new writing. We’re here because we’re selfish—we want to personally locate the stuff we want to read, to cut out the middle man. We're open to short short stories and long short stories. If you compel us to keep reading—well, we'll keep reading. It's that simple. However, a word to the wise: the longer your story is, the harder it will be to place it here. WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO REGULAR FICTION & POETRY SUBMISSIONS. However, you're welcome to submit non-fiction and photography through the regular venues.

The Collapsar especially welcomes work that has a strong sense of place: we want to read your stories about Oklahoma during tornado season, blazing cold winter nights in northern Idaho, the streets of Seattle on its eighteenth rainy day in a row. We want the mugginess of the bayou. But also, we want work that has no place at all, believing that place is not simply interchangeable with “setting.” Place is vision. Your story could take place in a spaceship. Or inside of somebody’s left shoe. And above all, great writing gives us new vision.

We want to set the experimental and the traditional side by side, to have a generous aesthetic. We want to bridge the gap between the fertile but oft insular sidecars of “alt-lit” and everybody else. We want great writing from women, men, straight people, GLBTQ people, black people, white people, red people, yellow people, and, if they exist, almost certainly, we want work from purple people. If you are purple, please get in touch with us. We want your boozy writing and your sober writing. We want your atheism. We want your theism. Grandeloquence and minutia. We believe that most comedy is sad. And that most sadness is at least a little funny. We like to laugh.


Cosmonauts Avenue Call for Submissions 

Cosmonauts Avenue publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and correspondence. We publish writing by emerging and established writers in English and in translation. We are staffed by the same people who put on the Summer Literary Seminars, and while we love to travel, our magazine exists to facilitate creative exchange between writing communities in the most accessible location in the world: the internet. 

We're located in the lovely and ethereal city of Montreal, but our namesake, Cosmonauts Avenue, is a long residential thoroughfare on the southwestern outskirts of St Petersburg (nee Leningrad). Laid out in the early-1960s, it was one of the initial "micro-districts" of state-owned co-op apartments which started springing up in large Soviet cities around the time, on then-Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's initiative. The great majority of St. Petersburg's citizens (as well as Muscovites, or the denizens of any large Russian city) live in similar residential locations radiating from the core of the city center in ever-widening concentric circles. Take a walk with us along Cosmonauts Avenue (because if you're walking alone, it's boring as hell, and in winter, also very cold). 


The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship (Deadline January 1 – $5000)

The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself – deepening French-American understanding. 

The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. The project may be a book (fiction or non-fiction), long-form journalism, film or music.

The Fellowship award, a stipend of $5,000 is intended to cover travel and housing costs for the Visiting Fellow. He or she will be expected to present the work-in-progress to the public in a weekday evening talk at the Library, and to conduct one or two workshops for Library members on a subject of common interest. The fellowship is open to all English-speakers, regardless of nationality. 



Upcoming Deadlines

Story Call for Submissions (Theme: Migration – Deadline November 15)
The Atlas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 15)
Chautauqua Call for Submissions & Editors Prizes (Theme: Privacy & Secrets – Deadline November 15 – $500)
Narratively Call for Pitches (Various themes and deadlines beginning October 22 through November 15)
DUM DUM Zine Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline November 17)
Jenny Speculative Fiction Contest (Deadline November 21 – $175)
Wesleyan University Press Best American Experimental Writing 2015 (Deadline November 21)
Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline November 23 – $20,000)
London Book Festival Call for Submissions (Deadline November 25 – $1500)
Notre Dame Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Quarter After Eight 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
The Baltimore Review Winter Contest: "Work" (Deadline November 30 – $500)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Split Lip Magazine Call for Submissions, Global Humor Anthology, and Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 30 – $200)

Beloit Fiction Journal Call for Submssions (Deadline December 1)
Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Deadline December 1)
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle Call for Submissions and Writing Contest (Deadline December 1 – $500)
The Fiddlehead's 24th Annual Contest (Deadline December 1 – $2000)
The Southern Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Deadline December 1)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)

Sunday
Nov022014

Submission Sunday 11.2.14



The Southern Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

The Southern Review is one of the nation’s premiere literary journals. Hailed by Time as "superior to any other journal in the English language," we have made literary history since our founding in 1935. We publish a diverse array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by the country’s—and the world’s—most respected contemporary writers.

Established at Louisiana State University, The Southern Review immediately became a literary tastemaker. The launch of The Southern Review came about "On a bright Sunday afternoon in late February, 1935," when Louisiana State University’s president drove his black Cadillac to Robert Penn Warren’s house in Baton Rouge to invite him, his wife, and their friend Albert Erskine on a drive to discuss creating a magazine of "distinctive character and quality." Cleanth Brooks and Charles W. Pipkin were consulted; both joined the editorial staff. The Southern Review’s first series ran 1935 to 1942 before closing due to the war. In 1965, the journal was revived under the editorship of Lewis P. Simpson and Donald E. Stanford, who launched the second series to great acclaim. LSU Press became The Southern Review’s publisher in 2011, allowing the journal to undertake new initiatives, such as reaching readers through a digital version in addition to the print quarterly.


Sundog Lit Photogene Contest (Ongoing)

Sundog Lit publishes writing that scorches the earth. Sundog Lit is all about what emerges from the ruins, not what idles in the calm before the storm. Sundog Lit is blood, rusty gears, the sweat of toil, working-class, revolutionary, everyday. Sundog Lit is literature that rages. 

Photogene is an ongoing contest that provides writers with an original piece of artwork or photography to use as a writing prompt. For each round, we will select one work of art/photography to post to our site and burn into the retinas of writers everywhere, who will then write and submit poetry, fiction, and nonfiction inspired by this piece.


The Camargo Foundation Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France – Deadline January 13)

The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France and founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the humanities and the arts.  It offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect.  The Foundation encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists, and thought leaders in the arts and humanities. The Camargo Foundation's core Fellowship program provides time and space to scholars and artists to reflect and create. The next available Fellowship program will be in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. 

During the residency program, fellows meet at least once a week for project discussions. The Foundation also offers to introduce fellows to local professionals in their fields and organizes events such as concerts, film screenings, poetry readings, guest speakers, and day excursions. The cultural life in the Aix-Marseille area is rich in theatre, art exhibits, lectures, ballet, music, and cinema.


Quarter After Eight 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)

Quarter After Eight is an annual literary journal devoted to the exploration of innovative writing in all its forms. QAE is committed to publishing fiction, poetry, prose poetry, sudden fiction, creative and critical nonfiction, interviews, reviews, interactive pieces, digital work, letters, memoirs, translations, dramas, and less defined forms of prose from new and established writers. 

From Brevity: "Quarter After Eight, a hip and timely literary magazine out of Ohio University, is looking for flash fiction and nonfiction, and offering a generous holiday shopping fund to the happy winner of the 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest. This year’s prize is a whopping $1,008.15  (Get it? $1000 plus an extra 8:15?)

The QAE editors invite you to submit up to three pieces of prose with a $15 entry fee by November 30. A subscription comes with each fee.  Brevity Editor Dinty W. Moore will be the judge. They also welcome general submissions."


Pennsylvania State University (Altoona) One-Semester Resident Teaching Fellowship (Deadline April 1)

Pennsylvania State University‘s Altoona Campus English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction and creative nonfiction. The program is targeted at early career writers, preferably without a published book. The residency is designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write and offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2015 semester (24 August to 18 December). 

The resident writer will also give a public reading, visit other creative writing courses and work informally with English major students. The hiring committee is looking for a writer with publications of fiction and creative nonfiction in literary magazines. The successful candidate typically lives in the Altoona area during the residency; benefits and housing are not included. A Master’s degree in Creative Writing or English is required; an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing is preferred. Teaching experience is also preferred. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.



High Desert Journal
Call for Submissions

High Desert Journal is a forum for literary, visual and journalistic artists to contribute a deeper understanding of the landscape and people of the interior West. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, books reviews, essays, interviews and visual arts. High Desert Journal is looking for quality work that illuminates the landscape of the interior West, the people and the relationships between the two. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. 


We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, books reviews, essays, interviews and visual arts. High Desert Journal is looking for quality work that illuminates the landscape of the interior West, the people and the relationships between the two. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. We publish biannually (in November and May) and review submissions year round.


Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)

Between midnight on November 30, 2014 and 11:59:59 pm GMT on Sunday December 31, 2014, poets may submit to Berfrois, using its online submission manager, a single, original, poem in English which is not a translation, but may be in any mode or form, up to 300 lines. By midnight on January 9, 2014, Berfrois will have read all the submissions and selected poems by 10 finalists for a short list. These 10 poems will be published on Berfrois during the first few weeks of January 2014. Berfrois may suggest that the writers of the short-listed poems make changes to these poems before posting.

The writers of the ten short-listed poems will be given one week, until midnight on January 16, 2014, to submit 4 more poems each. In the last two weeks of January, Berfrois will read each of the short-listed 5 poem portfolios and select a Poetry Prize Winner. Berfrois will announce the Poetry Prize Winner of the on February 1, 2015. The winning poet will be awarded a prize. The winning portfolio of five poems will be published on Berfrois with an introduction by Daniel Bosch.


The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program (Red Wing, MN – Deadline February 1)

As a fully accredited member of the Alliance of Artists Communities and RES ARTIS: International Association of Residential Art Centres, the Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress. A rotating Peer Review Panel comprised of professional artists, writers, and scholars annually screens and selects all applicants.

This program is the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Since the Center opened in 1995, more than 700 artists, writers, and scholars from over 45 states and 40 foreign countries have participated in the program. The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Center participates in annual scholarship programs with the University of Minnesota, Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, and the Institute for Latino Studies of the University of Notre Dame.

In addition to working on a clearly defined project, resident-fellows are asked to make a substantive contribution to the community. Each year Center residents visit schools, senior centers, civic organizations, adult and juvenile detention centers, and other arts institutions in Red Wing and its nearby rural communities, with over 2300 people, from primary school children to senior citizens, benefiting from these community presentations, workshops, and classes.


Upcoming Deadlines

Story Call for Submissions (Theme: Migration – Deadline November 15)
The Atlas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 15)
Chautauqua Call for Submissions & Editors Prizes (Theme: Privacy & Secrets – Deadline November 15 – $500)
Narratively Call for Pitches (Various themes and deadlines beginning October 22 through November 15)
DUM DUM Zine Call for Submissions (Issue #5 – Deadline November 17)
Jenny Speculative Fiction Contest (Deadline November 21 – $175)
Wesleyan University Press Best American Experimental Writing 2015 (Deadline November 21)
Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline November 23 – $20,000)
London Book Festival Call for Submissions (Deadline November 25 – $1500)
Notre Dame Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Quarter After Eight 2014 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
The Baltimore Review Winter Contest: "Work" (Deadline November 30 – $500)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Split Lip Magazine Call for Submissions, Global Humor Anthology, and Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 30 – $200)

Beloit Fiction Journal Call for Submssions (Deadline December 1)
Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Deadline December 1)
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle Call for Submissions and Writing Contest (Deadline December 1 – $500)
The Fiddlehead's 24th Annual Contest (Deadline December 1 – $2000)
The Southern Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Deadline December 1)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Berfrois 2014 Poetry Contest (Deadline December 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 31)
The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Science Fiction – Deadline December 31)
The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)