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The Lascaux Review 2014 Short Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
The Lascaux Review provides a showcase for emerging and established writers and artists. Lascaux (rhymes with “Bordeaux”) seeks stories, poems, essays, book excerpts, and works of art that share a message and have a broad appeal.
The 2014 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction contest is presently open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2015 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fee is $10. Authors may enter more than once. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. All genres and styles are welcome.
The Baltimore Review Winter Contest: "Work" (Deadline November 30 – $500)
The mission of The Baltimore Review is to showcase Baltimore as a literary hub of diverse writing and promote the work of emerging and established writers. The Baltimore Review was founded by Barbara Westwood Diehl in 1996 as a literary journal publishing short stories and poems, with a mission to showcase the best writing from the Baltimore area, from across the U.S., and beyond. Our mission remains just that. However, in our online format, we can now bring that fine writing to the world's attention, more frequently, and at less cost. We can also explore new ways to bring the world of writers and writing to the reader's attention. In 2012, The Baltimore Review begins its new life as a quarterly, online literary journal. This doesn't mean that we've fallen out of love with the printed book. Work accepted for online publication will also be collected for annual print issues.
The theme for The Baltimore Review’s winter contest is "Work." Why? Whether you wake up each morning bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and eager to begin your day’s work—your profession, your raison d'etre. Or whether you live for the weekend. Whether you’re desperately seeking a new one. Or counting the hours until your retirement. Work consumes much of our lives. It’s how many of us define ourselves. It’s what many of us do to survive. The theme is also one more great excuse to do some research and learn how others live. Writers like to do that. Right? As long as you incorporate the idea of work in your poem, short story, or creative nonfiction, you're good.
The Rockefeller Foundation - Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency (Deadline December 1)
The Bellagio Residency program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The Bellagio Center community generates new knowledge to solve some of the most complex issues facing our world and creates art that inspires reflection and understanding on global and social issues.
Residencies are two to four weeks long. We are interested in applicants whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues. We also welcome applications for projects that will contribute to the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humankind or in some way will connect with the Rockefeller Foundation’s issue areas. We strive to select a diverse cohort to ensure that interdisciplinary and international connections remain an integral part of the Bellagio experience. The Center welcomes collaborative residencies for two to four people working on the same project.
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Boulevard has been called "one of the half-dozen best literary journals" by Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman in The Philadelphia Inquirer. We strive to publish the finest in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. $1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.
Nowhere Fall 2014 Travel Writing Contest (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
After the terrific success of our Spring Writing Contest, we are doing it again! This time, award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, for the first Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest. (Yes, we like the seasons.)
We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript. Entries should be between 800-5,000 words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted, but again, please indicate this. Every submission will be read blind, so anyone can win...
Brush off your manuscripts or write something new and send it to the only literary travel magazine going... We look forward to reading your work.
Call for Abstracts for Edited Collection: The Transnational Clash: Essays on "the Only Band that Matters" (Deadline TBA)
The Transnational Clash: Essays on “the Only Band that Matters” will be a cross-disciplinary collection of scholarly essays dedicated to the work of The Clash, and as such the first of its kind. It will bring together research by literary critics, sociologists, popular music specialists, musicologists, historians and cultural and area studies specialists in order to explore the transnational aspects of the band’s music, lyrics and global cultural impact. The recent conference in Belfast – A Riot of Our Own: a Symposium on The Clash – strongly suggests a high level of contemporary academic interest in the band’s work. The proposed collection will therefore make a timely and significant contribution to Clash studies, to punk studies and to popular music studies more widely.
In writing about the music of The Clash, contributors will also be exploring the clash of political views, the highly productive clash of critical traditions (for example a broadly European tradition of Marxist cultural studies and a broadly American tradition of liberal humanist criticism), and the clash of different disciplinary approaches. From such clashes, it is hoped and assumed, new approaches and ideas will emerge, characterised by inclusivity, hybridity and the eclecticism enthusiastically embraced by The Clash as artists.
New Orleans Review/The Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing 2014 Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
We are looking for well-crafted, dynamic writing that demonstrates attention to the language, writing that engages, surprises, and moves us. We subscribe to the belief that in order to truly write well, one must master the basics: grammar and syntax, punctuation, diction, the sentence, the paragraph. Beyond that, we are looking for writing that has something honest to say about human experience, writing that, in the spirit of Walker Percy, is onto something.
Bluestem has been published since 1966 and is produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University. We are pleased to announce our new Nonfiction Editor, Daiva Markelis, professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. Her short stories and creative nonfiction have been published in the New Ohio Review, Cream City Review, Other Voices,Oyez, Pank, Crab Orchard Review, The American Literary Review, and Fourth River, among others. Her memoir, White Field, Black Sheep: A Lithuanian-American Life, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010.
Bluestem submissions open September 1st. Bluestem welcomes submissions across the full range of creative nonfiction: memoir, personal essay, profile, travel writing, etc. We value the thought-provoking, the entertaining, the lyrical, and the finely crafted. We look forward to reading your best work.
The Center for Fiction/Audible, Inc. 2014 Christopher Doheny Award (Deadline October 30 – $10,000)
StoryQuarterly Fourth Annual Fiction Contest (Deadline October 31 – $1000)
Lee & Low/Tu Books New Vision Award (Deadline October 31 – $1000)
Superstition Review Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)
Lunch Ticket Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)
The Island Review Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)
Black Balloon Publishing 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize (Deadline October 31 – $5000)
Indiana Review 2014 Fiction Prize (Deadline October 31 – $1000 plus conference scholarship)
The Briar Cliff Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 1)
Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award (Deadline November 1 – $5,000)
Crab Orchard Review Special Issue Feature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry (Deadline November 1 – $2000)
The Matter International Reporting Fellowship (Deadline November 1 – $10,000)
Reed Magazine Literary Awards (Deadline November 1 – $500-$1333)
Southeast Missouri State University Press Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel (Deadline November 1 – $2000)
Heavy Feather Review Call for Submissions & Poetry Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 1)
Fiction Collective 2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest (Deadline November 1 – $1500)
The Rattling Wall Call for Submissions (Deadline November 1)
Alice James Poetry Award (Deadline November 1 – $2000)
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)
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)