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Aug292015

Submission Sunday 8.30.15




The City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from writers living in Los Angeles County for a residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. This Residency offers access to an office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House with an ocean view and a $1500 honorarium. The residency takes place over 9 weeks, January 12–March 15, 2016.


The City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for one of two Studio Residencies at 1450 Ocean, the Camera Obscura building in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. This Studio Residency offers access to a multipurpose studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Pier, a final show, storage and parking, and a $1500 honorarium. There are two 14-week residency periods for which we are seeking applicants: January 6–April 13, 2016, and April 20–July 27, 2016.


The best Atlantic culture pieces examine questions people have long had but never quite identified. They aim for strong arguments and analysis, exploring the less obvious facets of film, television, books, music, theater, art, design, media, fashion, architecture, language, food, and sports. All these things are much more than entertainment—they’re how people relate to life, and how they ask and answer questions about what it means to be human.

Why does racial diversity matter so much in pop culture? What can the tabloid chatter about a celebrity’s alleged sexual assault say about gender politics? What do a spate of works about drones say about society’s collective fears and concerns about warfare and surveillance?

Thoughtful critiques and rigorous analyses catch our attention more than screeds or paeans do. We’re more interested in writers who’ve done research and reporting rather than those offering up half-baked personal observations. And we’re particularly interested in finding writers whose experiences and opinions are underrepresented in the media.


Juked Call for Submissions  

In publication since 1999, we are an independent journal that appears online as well as in annual print issues. We don’t adhere to any particular themes or tastes, but some people tell us they see one, so who knows. Our past contributors include Aimee Bender, Ron Carlson, Stephen Graham Jones, Michelle Latiolais, Emma Straub, Tao Lin, Blake Butler, Paul Griner, Shane Jones, Kevin Wilson, and many others. Published works have been anthologized in W.W. Norton’s New Sudden FictionBest New Poets, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, and elsewhere. 


Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Competition (Deadline August 31 – $500)

At Tethered by Letters, we believe in the power of storytelling. This uniquely human ability should be treasured and championed, no matter a person’s background, age, or education. We provide the tools to help writers master this craft, combining our extensive educational resources, lively international community, and in-house publisher. By fostering a love of literature, we strive to discover, nurture, and publish the next generation of great storytellers.

TBL is pleased to announce our third annual Summer Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.


Puerto Del Sol Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

Puerto del Sol, now in its 51st year of publication, is published by MFA candidates at New Mexico State University. For half a century, Puerto del Sol has been dedicated to providing a forum for inventive and fresh fiction, poetry, reviews, criticism and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists. We recommend subscribing or purchasing past copies of Puerto del Sol for a better idea of the kinds of work we publish. Thank you for your interest in our magazine, and we look forward to reading your work.
 

Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs, Arkansas) 

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is a unique residency program for writers, artists, composers, architects, and chefs in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Nestled on a beautiful bend in the road known as Dairy Hollow, the Colony hosts more than 50 established and emerging writers a year for residencies that vary in length from one week to three months.

The Colony is now open year-round, and winter is a very quiet, serene time to visit. For writers who join us to craft and compose their work, Colony time is magical. Residents apply and are juried into the Colony for either subsidized general residency or a Fellowship-funded stay. In the privacy of separate, individual writing suites fully equipped with bedroom, writing area, wifi, a/c, private bath, private entrance and mini-kitchens, and with all meals provided, our residents write, and write, and write!

While work time at the Colony is fiercely protected, Monday through Friday evenings enjoy Kitchen Magician Jana's wonderful cooking. When other writers are in residency with you, share ideas, inspiration and support over a home-cooked meal.


The Puritan 
Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence
 (Deadline September 30 – $1000)

The Puritan is now seeking submissions to the Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The judges for this year’s prize are Ian Williams (for poetry) and Miriam Toews (for fiction).

The Puritan: Frontiers of New English is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario, committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and reviews. The Puritan seeks, above all, a pioneering literature—work that pushes boundaries, or sees boundaries as unstable, or lines to be re-drawn.



Upcoming Deadlines

Qu Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Collagist Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Midwestern Gothic Lake Prize (Deadline August 31– $500)
DRYLAND Call for Submissions (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)
Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Competition (Deadline August 31 – $500)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Marriage) – Deadline August 31 – $1000
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Slippery Elm Poetry and Prose Awards (Deadline September 1)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
CutBank Literary Magazine Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest (Deadline September 1)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize (Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake)
Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest (Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $6000)
Gigantic Sequins 2015 Summer Contest Series: Flash Fiction & Poetry (Deadline September 10)
The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)
Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY – Deadline September 15)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
The Hambidge Center Creative Residency Program (Deadline September 15)
Structo Call for Submissions (Deadline September 20)
Sarabande Press Open Essay Reading Month (Deadline September 30)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)
The Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award (Deadline September 30)
The Puritan Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence (Deadline September 30 – $1000)

Sunday
Aug232015

Submission Sunday 8.23.15


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The Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award (Deadline September 30)

The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press's standard contract.

Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. 


Structo Call for Submissions (Deadline September 20)

Structo is a literary magazine. It was founded in 2008, and is based mainly in the UK, although some of our staff live in the Netherlands and the US. Twice a year we produce a print issue containing remarkable new short stories and poetry from all around the world, alongside essays and interviews with authors and others. Three months later the issue goes online, free to read by all. We publish writing we love, whether from established writers or new voices. On the fiction side we tend towards the slipstream end of things. We print poetry in translation and original verse in English.

We just opened our issue 15 submissions call. As usual we will be accepting work for five weeks, so you have until September 20th. But this call is a little different—we are asking everyone who sends in work for consideration to also show us that they have bought a literary magazine recently.


CutBank Literary Magazine Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest (Deadline September 1)

CutBank Literary Magazine is seeking interesting, compelling fiction and nonfiction prose—in 750 words or fewer. Lyric essays, prose poems, short essays, vignettes - send us your best, most dazzling short form prose. Big Sky, Small Prose will be judged by David Gates, author of A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me (2015), The Wonders of the Invisible World (1999), Preston Falls (1998)and Jernigan (1991)a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gates also teaches at the University of Montana and the Bennington Writing Seminars.

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.


Midwestern Gothic Lake Prize (Deadline August 31 – $500)

The Lake Prize offers annual awards for fiction and poetry that best represents the Midwest. It seeks to reward those who see the beauty of the region, whether that be quiet forests, gutted industrial wastelands, small towns or vibrant urban neighborhoods. We believe the Midwest is filled with immense literary talent, and the intent of The Lake Prize is to illuminate the best stories and writers we have to offer.

Midwestern Gothic is a quarterly print literary journal out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who live or have lived here. Midwestern Gothic aims to collect the very best in Midwestern writing in a way that has never been done before, cataloging the oeuvre of an often-overlooked region of the United States ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales.

Don’t be fooled by our name. Gothic fiction is often defined as the inclusion of deeply flawed, often “grotesque” characters in realistic (and, oftentimes unpleasant) settings/situations. At Midwestern Gothic, we take to heart the realistic aspects of Gothic fiction. Not every piece needs to be dark or twisted or full of despair, but we are looking for real life, inspired by the region, good, bad, or ugly.


Welter Call for Submissions (Deadline October 7)

Launched in 1965, Welter has been the University of Baltimore’s student-run literary journal for 50 years, publishing works from across the country. Over the past decade, Welter has been in the hands of UB’s undergraduate students. During the fall of 2014, students enrolled in UB’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program took over production of the journal.


Gigantic Sequins 2015 Summer Contest Series: Flash Fiction & Poetry (Deadline September 10)

Gigantic Sequins is happy to be your favorite black & white print literary arts journal. We're based in Philadelphia with outposts throughout the USA, such as in Chicago, NYC, & San Francisco. We're known for the quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art, & comics that we print as well as our unique design & aesthetic. 

Our editors like to publish writers & artists who have their hands in various sorts of figurative creative cookie jars, as well as writers & artists at a variety of different stages in their careers in our biannual issues, one in January & one in July. Our all-volunteer staff helps cultivate a space for writing & art that reaches beyond purely the printed literary arts & into other parts of our neighborhoods. You can't dog-ear the best poem in your favorite online literary journal. We aim to be the print literary arts journal on your shelf that starts a lasting conversation. 


Sarabande Press Open Essay Reading Month (Deadline September 30)

Sarabande Books publishes essay collections between 150-250 pages in length. We accept essay manuscripts for consideration each September.

Sarabande Books was founded in 1994 by Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner to publish poetry, short fiction, and essay; to disburse these works with diligence and integrity; and to serve as an educational resource for readers, students, and teachers of creative writing. First titles appeared in 1996, and the press currently has more than 220 titles under contract or in print, many of them prize-winning. Sarabande authors and staff members conduct an estimated 225 readings, workshops, and lectures per year, and they strive to make their programs and services accessible to all.

Sarabande publishes ten to twelve books each year, including selections for the Mary McCarthy prize in fiction, the Kathryn A. Morton prize in poetry, and the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. In 2015, the McCarthy prize will be judged by Ben Marcus, and the Morton will be judged by Mary Ruefle. Sarabande authors and titles have won or been short-listed for, among many others, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, LA Times Book Prize, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lambda Literary awards, Story Prize Spotlight award, and several PEN/American honors, including the PEN/Hemingway. 


The Hambidge Center Creative Residency Program
(Deadline September 15)

Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

We pledge to offer a nurturing retreat, preserve Hambidge’s pristine natural environment, and provide public educational programming. Hambidge encourages applications from creative minds representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. Visual artists, writers, poets, scientists, ceramicists, musicians, choreographers, chefs and beyond. Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February through April residency period. 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Cine Arts Dance Theatre's THE READ (Deadline August 23)
Qu Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Collagist Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Midwestern Gothic Lake Prize (Deadline August 31– $500)
DRYLAND Call for Submissions (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Marriage) – Deadline August 31 – $1000
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Slippery Elm Poetry and Prose Awards (Deadline September 1)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
CutBank Literary Magazine Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest (Deadline September 1)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize (Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake)
Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest (Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $6000)
Gigantic Sequins 2015 Summer Contest Series: Flash Fiction & Poetry (Deadline September 10)
The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)
Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY – Deadline September 15)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
The Hambidge Center Creative Residency Program (Deadline September 15)
Structo Call for Submissions (Deadline September 20)
Sarabande Press Open Essay Reading Month (Deadline September 30)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)
The Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award (Deadline September 30)

Saturday
Aug152015

Submission Sunday 8.16.15



Creative Nonfiction
Call for Submissions
 (Theme: Marriage – Deadline August 31 – $1000)

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about MARRIAGE. Whether you've celebrated your 50th anniversary or 5th marriage; eloped to Vegas or fought for (or against) marriage equality in DC; just filed your divorce papers or proposed to your high school sweetheart, we’re looking for well-crafted essays that truthfully portray what married life is all about.

Send us your true stories of arranged marriages or shotgun weddings; walking down the aisle or running from the altar; mail-order brides or stay-at-home dads. We’re looking for a variety of perspectives—from fiancés to florists; ministers to marriage counselors; divorce attorneys to wedding planners.

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.


Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing (Deadline December 31 – $10,000)

The ethos of America is defined by its immigrants. Their stories have always been an essential component of the nation’s cultural consciousness, from Isaac Bashevis Singer to Jhumpa Lahiri, from Jacob Riis to Maxine Hong Kingston. In novels, short stories, memoirs, and works of journalism, immigrants have shown us what resilience and family devotion we’re capable of, and have expanded our sense of what it means to be American. In these times of intense xenophobia, it is more important than ever that these stories reach the broadest possible audience.

With that in mind, we are proud to announce the first Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. We are looking for extraordinary unpublished submissions from emerging writers of sharp, culture-straddling writing that addresses American identity in a global age. Each year, a distinguished panel of judges will select a winning manuscript to be published by Restless Books. We can’t wait to read what the new voices of America have to say, and to share it with the world. 


Qu Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)

Qu is a literary journal, published by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. The Qu editorial staff is comprised of current students.

We publish fiction, poetry, essays and script excerpts of outstanding quality. Payment upon publication is $100 per prose piece and $50 per poem. Prose submissions (fiction, essays, script excerpts) should be a maximum of 8000 words. Poetry submissions may include up to 3 poems.


The Account: A Jour­nal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought Call for Submissions

The Account: A Jour­nal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought orig­i­nated late one evening in the Logan Square neigh­bor­hood of Chicago. We were inter­ested in the con­ver­sa­tions that could arise when an account was paired with cre­ative work. We imag­ined a jour­nal where writ­ers could offer such accounts beside their poems and prose, and where artists could offer the same pair­ing of work and aes­thetic statement.

account =  his­tory, sketch, marker, repos­i­tory of influences

An account of a spe­cific work traces its arc—through texts and world—while giv­ing voice to the artist’s approach. The literary/art market’s tidal wave can tend to engulf the maker’s account of the work. We believe that an account can restore the rela­tion­ship between artist and aesthetic. The Account: A Jour­nal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought encour­ages writ­ers to sub­mit work of any aes­thetic. 


The Collagist Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)

The Collagist is a monthly journal published on the 15th of each month since August 2009. Each issue contains short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and one or more excerpts from novels forthcoming from (mostly) independent presses. By publishing online, The Collagist seeks to provide access to powerful, progressive literature by both new and established writers to an ever-expanding audience. 


Slippery Elm Poetry and Prose Awards (Deadline September 1)

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm are given annually for a poem and a short story or essay. 

Slippery Elm is a journal committed to promoting the best fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art being created today. The journal provides educational experiences for students in editing and publishing, and represents The University of Findlay as a supporter of the arts.

Its name is taken from ulmus rubra, the unassuming but versatile hardwood that flourishes in Northwestern Ohio. Founded in 2013, Slippery Elm is published by The University of Findlay and distributed nationwide and internationally.


We are a collective of curated writings and writers focused on the themes of participant observation, personal ethnography, and humans in our unique environs. We love the fundamental business of being humanesque. Issues of identity, culture, belonging or lack, vulnerability, collectivism, the body, ritual–anthropological subjects from a generalist’s view, or, cultural moments from a messy, personal perspective. Tightly snuggled with visuals for each feature, we publish in collected issues and individual articles: ethnography & essays, experiential narratives, fiction & poetry, visuals, conceptual work, and genre-bending, from voices in the literary field, the humanities, and the sciences. We embrace a broad subject matter, in the name of ‘what it is to be / feel / resemble — or not — that which is human.’ We are, each of us, anthropoids.

We’re looking to populate a whole issue around the concept of folk. As noun, adjective, form of address, family or extended connection, we want to see coalitions and communities (or also, as ever, their absence, which is its own kind of social structure), familiarity or distance, citizenship or heritage, quirk or superstition, quaint souvenirs or what is inherited from the life. We want the details of people and tradition, we want settings to inhabit and voices to listen to at night, and we want to see what folk, and its evocations and interpretations, can catalogue and sustain.


Jentel Artist Residency Program
(Banner, WY – Deadline September 15)

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
Cine Arts Dance Theatre's THE READ (Deadline August 23)
Qu Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Collagist Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
DRYLAND Call for Submissions (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Marriage) – Deadline August 31 – $1000
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Slippery Elm Poetry and Prose Awards (Deadline September 1)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize (Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake)
Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest (Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $6000)
The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)
Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY – Deadline September 15)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)

Sunday
Aug092015

Submission Sunday 8.9.15


We will open for submissions September 15th–October 15th! Write us a story in 1,000 words or fewer. Flash fiction, prose poetry, vignettes, whatever—just make it self-contained and powerful enough to linger with our readers. We do not accept work that has previously appeared in print or online anywhere. So what are you waiting for? Flash us.


ellipsis
Call for Submissions
(Deadline November 1)

ellipsis is a literature and art journal published each April by the students of Westminster College in Salt Lake City (since 1965). Contributors are paid for their work and poetry submissions are eligible for a prize judged this year by Natasha Sajé. We publish well known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

ellipsis accepts submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama August 1 through November 1. We accept submissions in visual art until January 1. New issues of ellipsis are published each April. Issues are perfect-bound, 144 pages, feature b&w art inside with a color cover.


The 2016 Mississippi Review Prize (Deadline January 1 – $1000)

The contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next summer's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. The contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words and poetry entries should be 3-5 poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Mississippi Review was founded by Gordon Weaver in 1972 at the University of Southern Mississippi. Frederick Barthelme took over the editorial reigns in 1977 and along with managing editor Rie Fortenberry quickly turned MR into a literary magazine of national acclaim. The duo ran Mississippi Review for over 30 years, consistently publishing issues that combined top-tier work with an innovative and eclectic design aesthetic. In 2010 Julia Johnson became editor-in-chief, followed two years later by Andrew Malan Milward. Today MR is one of the most respected literary journals in the country. 


Hunger Mountain Call for Submissions (Deadline October 1)

Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing, and literary odds and ends. Our print issue comes out annually in the fall, and our online content changes on a regular basis.

Our mission is to cultivate engagement with and conversation about the arts by publishing high-quality, innovative literary and visual art by both established and emerging artists, and by offering opportunities for interactivity and discourse. The Hunger Mountain editorial offices are located at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in historical Montpelier, Vermont

Hunger Mountain accepts general submissions between May 1 and October 1. We’re currently accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. We’re not currently looking for any particular themes. We just want to see your best, most exciting work.


Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. Final Judge: Carl Phillips

Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.


Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)

We want stories that feature, examine, explore, and celebrate the many and varied human genders; and stories that explore the ways in which pronouns are used to acknowledge, accept, oppress and deny gender [NOTE: We’re looking for stories about humans. No shapeshifters or robots, please.]

Crossed Genres Publications is a small press publisher of progressive speculative fiction based in Framingham, Massachusetts. CGP is the publisher of Crossed Genres Magazine, a monthly SFF magazine which is a qualifying professional market for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The magazine is free to read online, is available in yearly subscriptions (print and ebook), and is published in biannual anthologies (print and ebook).


The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)

The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.

We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.


Ucross Foundation Residency Program Spring Session (Deadline October 1)

The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines.  The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life.  As painter Carol Schwennesen commented, "There has been no other art experience that has been as wide and deep and solid as the experience of being at Ucross."

The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year.  Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks.  At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers.  In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters.  

Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends.  Lunches are delivered to individual studio doors; group dinners take place at 6 p.m.  Towels and all linens are provided, as is weekly housekeeping for bedrooms.  There is cell phone service on the property and several wireless internet connection sites are available for resident use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. There is no charge for a residency.  



Upcoming Deadlines

PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
StoryQuarterly 2015 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 10 – $1000)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
Cine Arts Dance Theatre's THE READ (Deadline August 23)
DRYLAND Call for Submissions (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize (Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake)
Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest (Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $6000)
The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)

Sunday
Aug022015

Submission Sunday 8.2.15



The 2015 American Literary Review Awards
 (Deadline October 1 – $1000)

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring 2016 online issue of the American Literary Reviewwill be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The American Literary Review has been published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of North Texas. Since the journal's inception, we have made it a point to publish excellent poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages in their careers. 

We publish the best fiction that comes our way, but we prefer stories that are well-crafted and which reveal the nuances and complexities of characters and situations that surprise us with their unerring truths. The poetry we search out should challenge the reader's imagination through fresh language, precise imagery, formal artistry, and it should demonstrate an attention to the craft and tradition of poetry. We tend to prefer poems that are pleasing to the ear as well as the imagination. We welcome nonfiction submissions in personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, and experimental nonfiction.  

Bellevue Literary Press is devoted to publishing literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences because we believe that science and the humanities are natural companions for understanding the human experience. With each book we publish, our goal is to foster a rich, interdisciplinary dialogue that will forge new tools for thinking and engaging with the world.

Bellevue Literary Press publishes literary fiction and narrative nonfiction geared toward a general readership. We do not publish poetry, single short stories, plays, screenplays, or self-help/instructional books. 


Cine Arts Dance Theatre's THE READ
 (Deadline August 23)

Cine Arts Dance Theatre's mission is to produce and present original short works that tell dynamic stories for the stage and screen. Our goal is to connect with emerging and newly established artists from a variety of disciplines who show great potential in their craft, and can come together in a collaborative atmosphere to create and present innovative and compelling stories.

Our new project THE READ is a half-hour video series SHOWCASING talented writers and actors. The program is loosely based on a table read, giving the participants a platform where to explore and develop the script while exercising and refining both writing and acting skills. THE READ will be video taped at a non-profit educational studio facility in Pasadena, California. There is no pay, however, we hope you find this creative opportunity "a must" to practice your craft. THE READ will first air on Pasadena's Arroyo Channel. THE READ's future air times, dates, and a link to the channel will be posted on this page.

We are looking for scripts up to 10 minutes in length, with a minimum of two characters, that show the writers talent and potential in the originality and strength of each story. CADT offers new writers, writers without representation, or writers who are not currently earning a living as a writer, the opportunity to have their scripts showcased on THE READ.


Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)

A resource for the discussion and demonstration of the writer’s craft, Grist: The Journal for Writers seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want to see the best work you have to offer, regardless of form, style, or subject matter. We prefer writing that is accessible, and experimental work that shows an awareness of what is being subverted and why. We also value fiction and poetry that is aware of the history that has come before it.

Founded in 2007 by graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Tennessee, Grist: The Journal for Writers presents a new kind of literary journal. Grist is a resource for the discussion and demonstration of the strategies of the writer’s craft. The journal is distinguished by its commitment to the writer’s occupation, and we endeavor to articulate and frame the process through which innovative literature is conceived and brought to the page. Grist is currently published once a year, in the spring. Each issue features quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with writers and essays devoted to discussions of craft. Each issue also includes an Online Companion in which we feature some of the best work we’ve received during our reading period.


The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize
(Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake University)

The Freeman Family and the Drake University Department of English invite you to submit outstanding unpublished non-fiction essays of up to 3500 words on the subject [[ THE STUPID LITTLE THING THAT SAVED ME ]]. 

Students and faculty of Drake University will read all entries and choose the finalists. The winner will be selected by final judge Emily Rapp. The winner will be awarded $500, published in The Rumpus, and brought to Drake University in February 2016 to read from the winning essay and speak at a public event. 



Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
Call for Submissions


LCRW is a paper-based fiction (&c) delivery system usually published twice a year. An Occasional Outburst, an arrow shot into the future, a harbinger. Edited since 1996 by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link. LCRW contributors include many writers whose names you may know (Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Molly Gloss, Carol Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Ted Chiang) and many more whose name you may not — and that there finding and reading unfamiliar voices is one of the joys of existence.

We accept fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and black and white art*. The fiction we publish most of tends toward but is not limited to the speculative. This does not mean only quietly desperate stories. We will consider items that fall out with regular categories. We do not publish gore, sword and sorcery, or pornography. We can discuss these terms if you like. There are places for them all, this is not one of them.

We read everything, sometimes slow, sometimes fast. Our apologies for reading so slowly. At the moment we are only reading paper submissions. If six months has passed and you contact us we will try and reply with our decision. We occasionally solicit work but most of what we publish is work that comes in over the transom and we are very happy that we have generally published a couple of new writers in each issue.


DRYLAND 
Call for Submissions
 (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)

DRYLAND. The wasteland T.S. Eliot talked about is over…Southern California is in a drought…

We’re not looking for pretty little words.

We’re looking for words that drown out the chitter-chatter, the noise, the empty-spells, the NOISE. Colors, textures, melodies, cries.

Los Angeles land of all skin colors and all classes.

We’re looking for Los Angeles. Waste…decay…rebirth and all.


The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)

Some of the most compelling literary texts of the past decades have straddled perceived barriers between genre and literary fiction, from Jo Nesbø to Henning Mankell and Gillian Flynn.  Join leading faculty - whose work deal with the creation of compelling characters, innate human struggles, violence and taught storyline - for a midwinter residency to incubate works of crime fiction.

Writers will work closely with expert faculty on a book of crime fiction in development. The program allows morning writing time in a retreat setting, one-on-one editorial consultations, seminars, lectures and conversations on the form.

Emerging and established crime fiction writers who wish to develop a book-length manuscript (novel, short story collection or novella) with expert faculty in a retreat setting. Manuscripts will be adjudicated purely based on artistic merit, and are welcome at any stage in the developmental process.


Upcoming Deadlines

Proximity Call for Submissions (Theme: Obituary – Deadline August 7)
PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
StoryQuarterly 2015 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 10 – $1000)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
Cine Arts Dance Theatre's THE READ (Deadline August 23)
DRYLAND Call for Submissions (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize (Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake)
Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest (Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $6000)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)

Saturday
Jul252015

Submission Sunday 7.26.15

 


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Conjunctions:65 Call for Submissions (Theme: Sleights of Hand – Deadline July 31)

Bard College’s literary journal Conjunctions publishes innovative fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by emerging voices and contemporary masters. For over three decades, Conjunctions has challenged accepted forms and styles, with equal emphasis on groundbreaking experimentation and rigorous quality.

People of every age and stripe dissimulate, bluff, and beguile, whether in order to harm or protect. The writer, the artist, the magician, the thief—deceivers all. Animals, too, are masters of deceit. Even the orchid employs a wonderfully varied arsenal of pollinator deceptions, luring bees and wasps with a false promise of nourishment or sex. And consider the great Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva who wrote, “A deception that elevates us is dearer than a legion of low truths,” thus complicating the subject entirely. This special issue of Conjunctions will gather a wide spectrum of essays, fiction, and poetry on the classic subject of deception, exploring a world in which truth is a most fragile, elaborate, and mercurial thing.


Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $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.

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.


Black Fox Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

Black Fox Literary Magazine was founded by Racquel Henry, Pamela Harris, and Marquita Hockaday. The three writers met during an MFA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.

Black Fox Literary Magazine is a print and online biannual publication featuring quality fiction of all styles and genres, poetry and nonfiction. Here at Black Fox, we publish both established and new writers. We welcome all fiction, but we especially like fiction from under-represented genres and styles. Our Summer issue is published the last week in July, and the Winter issue is published the last week in January. 


Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell’s music: her tunings, her lyrics, her scope have drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This edited collection will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation, with a major publisher having already expressed interest.

Essay proposals that mix personal with critical, historical, musicological, or cultural-studies analyses are welcome. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• Considerations of the relationship between Mitchell’s visual art and her music.
• Politics and political activism in Mitchell’s music [for example: Mitchell as reluctant feminist, Mitchell’s ecocriticism].
• Race in Mitchell’s work.
• Low affect in Mitchell’s work [disappointment, boredom, ennui, alienation].
• High affect in Mitchell’s work [joy, desire, excitement, enchantment].
• Commodification, stardom, the market and fame.
• Cover versions and reworkings.
• Mitchell’s milieu.
• The politics of space and travel in Mitchell’s work.
• Mitchell in popular culture.
• Mitchell’s histories.
• Queer Mitchell.

Please send 350-500 word chapter proposals to Dr Ruth Charnock by 30th September, 2015. If your essay is selected for the collection, a first draft of 5,000-6,000 words will be due on 1st February, 2016.


Sink Review 15
Call for Submissions
(Theme: Letters and Correspondence – Deadline July 31)

Sink Review 15, a special issue, guest edited by Carrie Lorig and Nick Sturm, will publish letters and correspondence, between writers, between writers and artists, between writers and musicians, between people. We (Carrie and Nick) are inspired by the emails and drawings we send our loved beings. We are inspired by Bill Berkson and Bernadette Mayer’s What’s Your Idea of a Good Time?,  Spicer’s letters to Lorca, Correspondence by Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, the letters Bhanu Kapil publishes on her blog, and the exchanges that live and are seen primarily in the archive. We are inspired by desire, friendship, playfulness, refusal, energy, doubt, and impossibility. This issue would like to bring these attempts to reach another to light in order to showcase different definitions of correspondence. What is a letter? What makes it? What happens here that doesn’t happen anywhere else? Sink 15 wants to publish a correspondence between one and another.
 


New Millennium Writings 40th Literary Competition (Deadline July 31 – $1000)

New Millennium Writings was founded by prizewinning journalist Don Williams in 1996. NMW promotes new and emerging writers of poetry, fiction, short-short fiction, and nonfiction by showcasing their works alongside profiles and interviews of famous writers, and through generous awards that have totaled more than $200,000. 

July 31, 2015 deadline for:
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Short-Short Fiction
  • Nonfiction
August 31, 2015 deadline for: "Love Wins" Essay
 
Top Award Winner in each category will receive $1,000 plus publication.


Vagabonds is an anthology that is published twice a year. We had the pleasure of releasing the first edition on August 6th, 2012 and is still available for anyone who is interested in a copy. You can purchase copies at the Weasel Press online store or read them for free at our archives page. 

We harbor the mad ones. People who are dedicated to their work to the point that they become misunderstood, or seen as a hot mess of crazy. Our anthology does not seek to break boundaries, we want to break boundaries and go farther. We want the shameless—the deep dark, cigarettes and dirty words combo. Although there is not a set theme of what we’re looking for, we often look at slice of life works. Works featuring the life of the nameless, whether it’s the brighter side or if it’s the pure filth. When we review submissions, we want to be immersed. As Vagabonds, we are nameless, and it is our pleasure to feature the stories of such people. We accept a wide variety of work such as Photography, Digital And Traditional Artwork, Poetry, Short Stories, Non-Fiction, Playwrights, Comic Pages, and much more! 


The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Founded in 2006 by Kirby Johnson, NANO Fiction (Print ISSN 1935-844X; Digital ISSN 2160-939X) is a non-profit literary journal that seeks to cultivate the genre of flash fiction by creating opportunities for emerging writers to achieve national recognition through our website, print publication, and educational events.

The seventh-annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $1,000 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, opened on April 1, and will be judged by Amber Sparks! All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in mid-September.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Thrice Publishing Call for Novellas (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
ATOMIC Call for Submissions (First Issue – Deadline July 31)
New Millennium Writings 40th Literary Competition (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Conjunctions:65 Call for Submissions (Theme: Sleights of Hand – Deadline July 31)
Sink Review 15 Call for Submissions (Theme: Letters and Correspondence – Deadline July 31)
Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline August 1 – $250)
Malahat Review Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 1 – $1000)
Proximity Call for Submissions (Theme: Obituary – Deadline August 7)
PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
StoryQuarterly 2015 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 10 – $1000)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
Sunday
Jul192015

Submission Sunday 7.19.15



StoryQuarterly
2015 Nonfiction and Fiction Prizes
(Deadlines August 10 and October 15 – $1000)

Founded in 1975, StoryQuarterly has been publishing emerging and established writers for over 30 years. Originally an independent quarterly based in Illinois, its contributors’ work has been selected for inclusion in the annual collections The Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, and The Best American Non-Required Reading. Among the acclaimed writers who have written for the journal are Margaret Atwood, T.C. Boyle, Lydia Davis, Mark Doty, Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth McCracken and Joyce Carol Oates.

We begin accepting entries for our Annual Fiction Contest in June of each year, with the contest closing in October. We begin accepting entries for our Annual Nonfiction Contest in March of each year, with the contest closing in August. 


Cactus Heart
Call for Submissions
(Theme Issue: Bodies – Deadline October 1)

We are a quarterly e-magazine, published as a full-color PDF. We also produce two print versions each year, separate from the e-issues. Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, & art/photography. We are currently accepting submissions in all categories, and are also reading for a themed Bodies Issue. Send us work that is sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior. Make us swoon. 

The Malahat Review’s writing contests provide opportunities for writers to have their best work read around the world in one of North America’s finest literary journals. Many Malahat contest winners have gone on to be recognized by the National Magazine Awards, the Western Magazine Awards, the McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, and the Best Canadian Poetry in English. With a contest for every taste and stage of career, it’s easy to find one that matches your ambition and abilities. 

The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. 


ATOMIC Call for Submissions (First Issue – Deadline July 31)


ATOMIC
is a journal that publishes short poems ranging from haiku to sonnets to random (poetic) scribbles. ATOMIC believes there is power in brevity, so give us your pared down souls! The deadline for the first issue is July 31, 2015. 

ATOMIC publishes short poetry.
ATOMIC publishes poetry that wounds, heals, and resurrects the body.
ATOMIC publishes poetry that dances with demons.
ATOMIC publishes poetry that kisses you in the cool sun.
ATOMIC welcomes you, sheathed in metaphor.
ATOMIC will appear quarterly.


Angel City Review Call for Submissions (Second Issue – Deadline October 1)

Founded in Los Angeles in Fall 2014, Angel City Review is a literary journal that is committed to bringing the cutting edge in fiction and poetry to a modern audience. We aim to present a diverse range of both writers and genres that run the gamut from experimental narratives to grittier fiction with a literary air. We are neither afraid of, nor do we stick to, any particular style of writing. If you present us with a work that shocks or wows us we will gladly share it with the world. Every issue will feature a couple of more established writers; however our main goal is to provide an outlet for new and emerging authors with an emphasis on writers based in Los Angeles. The majority of the pages will be filled with work by authors who may be new to you and quite possibly are appearing in print for the first time.

Each issue will also feature one visual artist from various mediums whose work we will disperse throughout the issue. The current format of the Journal is a quarterly Ebook (in PDF, Kindle, and Epub formats). We feel that new literature should be accessible to everyone (not just the people who can afford to shell out $20), so each issue will be presented free of charge. This project is a labor of love driven by our passion for the written word.


LUMINA Journal Call for General Submissions and Fiction Contest (Deadline October 1 – $500)

LUMINA, the literary magazine of the graduate writing program of Sarah Lawrence College, was originally conceived in the fall semester of 2000 by a group of three poetry and fiction students. It was the first graduate magazine to be produced on the campus since 1991. After consulting with those who had worked on Sarah Lawrence’s previous literary magazines, and a year of working to secure the necessary funding, the magazine was officially launched as LUMINA in December of 2001. The students’ efforts are supported by faculty advisors and by the writing program’s administrative staff, all of whom assist in making the production of LUMINA possible.


Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)

Serving House Journal endeavors to publish works in the literary and visual arts that will surprise, rivet, amuse, charm, enchant — even electrify — our readers. Our mission is to play an international role in fostering and preserving the best of what the literary arts are capable of doing: writing that may impel others to become writers themselves; writing that will add to and enhance the dialogue of the arts; writing that reaffirms our belief in the inspiring possibilities of the written word.

We celebrate the imaginative voice, the authentic non-serviam attitude towards the status quo “world of letters.” We like lean-edgy-elegant writing that takes on the stupefying realities of our challenging times, our thorny relationships, the political chicanery that exhausts our patience, the contraries between men, women, children, and friends. We’re looking for work that strives to eclipse clichés, stereotypes, and mass-market formulas gleaned from what has become more and more a “reality show,” a “sit-com,” a stultifying Wal-Mart of the mind.


Writing Between the Vines Vineyard Retreats for Writers (Deadline November 5)

Writing Between the Vines offers writers a space to work, a place to create—surrounded by the beauty and majesty of vineyards in locations around the world. Funded through application fees and in partnership with wineries, Writing Between the Vines provides writers the time to focus on works in progress or cultivate new ideas in residencies of up to one week in length at no charge. Writing Between the Vines is open to applicants writing fiction and non-fiction, and encourages applications from wine, food, and travel writers.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

White Stag
 Call for Submissions
 (Deadline July 19)
[PANK] Call for Blog Content (Deadline July 20)
Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Thrice Publishing Call for Novellas (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
ATOMIC Call for Submissions (First Issue – Deadline July 31)
Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline August 1 – $250)
Malahat Review Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 1 – $1000)
Proximity Call for Submissions (Theme: Obituary – Deadline August 7)
PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
StoryQuarterly 2015 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 10 – $1000)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
Sunday
Jul122015

Submission Sunday 7.12.15


In 1997, Francis Ford Coppola launched Zoetrope: All-Story, a quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays. It has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today's most promising and significant writers. 

Guest Judge: Adam Johnson, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

First prize: $1,000
Second prize: $500
Third prize: $250 

The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor; ICM; the Wylie Agency; Regal Literary; Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency; Markson Thoma Literary Agency; Inkwell Management; Sterling Lord Literistic; Aitken Alexander Associates; Barer Literary; the Gernert Company; and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.


Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)

Inspired by Rimbaud and founded by Ravi Shankar, Drunken Boat is an international online journal of the arts. We publish works of art endemic to the medium of the web, such as video, sound, hypertext, digital animation, alongside innovative works of prose, poetry, translation and photography. We like work that stretches form, irrespective of aesthetics.

We're especially interested in work that uses the medium of the web as part of its compositional strategy and paradigm. Do send us your best, most challenging work.


Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)

Black Warrior Review is named after the river that borders the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The city, river, and journal derive their names from the sixteenth-century Indian chief Tuscaloosa, whose name comes from two words of Creek or Choctaw origin—tusca (warrior) and lusa (black).

Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Black Warrior Review  publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside up-and-coming writers. Stories and poems appearing in Black Warrior Review have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. Each issue features a chapbook from a nationally known poet.


The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)

The New Guard is an independent literary review. We proudly publish in print, with the exception of our online feature, BANG!, a page on this site that publishes three short works by a single writer for a full month at a time. The New Guard is here to showcase newcomers alongside established writers, and to juxtapose tradition with experiment to create a new dialogue.

Machigonne Fiction Contest: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional work of fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. Judge: Adam Braver. 

Knightville Poetry Contest: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Please submit all three poems in a single document. Judge: Roger Bonair-Agard. 


The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)

The Boiler began in 2011 by a group of writers at Sarah Lawrence College. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on a quarterly basis. We like work that turns up the heat, whistles, and stands up to pressure. The Boiler prides itself in being an advocate of the writers we publish because we believe in their work. We nominate writers for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and other awards.


Scapegoat Review Call for Submissions  

Scapegoat is dedicated to publishing work that is original and thought-provoking. We aim to gather pieces that actively engage with the audience— they may be challenging, surreal, or even absurd, but they always express an interest in communication. Rather than work that is dry or academic, we seek writing that resonates with sincere, if ironically observed, emotion. We are a quarterly journal.


Yemassee Call for Submissions

Yemassee, the literary journal of the University of South Carolina’s MFA creative writing program, is a bi-annual literary journal.  We seek quality submissions of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. We love good writing, and we’re always hoping to find fresh, new voices to publish alongside established authors.


The 6th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest will be accepting submissions as of June 1, 2015. The contest accepts entries from anywhere in the United States. The postmark deadline for entries is September 1, 2015. The judge for this year's contest: D.A. Powell  

PRIZES  
First Prize: $1,000  
Second Prize: $500  
Third Prize: $250  

Five Honorable Mentions will also be awarded.  
 
All winners and honorable mentions will be invited, at their own expense, to read their poem(s) at the Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest Reading on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California, time TBD.  



Upcoming Deadlines

Mudfish Poetry Prize (Deadline July 15 – $1200)
The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline July 15 – $2000)
White Stag Call for Submissions (Deadline July 19)
[PANK] Call for Blog Content (Deadline July 20)
Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Thrice Publishing Call for Novellas (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline August 1 – $250)
Proximity Call for Submissions (Theme: Obituary – Deadline August 7)
PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
Sunday
Jul052015

Submission Sunday 7.5.15

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River Teeth Book Prize (Deadline October 15 – $1000 plus publication by University of New Mexico Press)

River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative was co-founded in 1999 by Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman, professors at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The journal is recognized as a national leader in publishing quality essays, memoir, and literary journalism. 

River Teeth's editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. All manuscripts are screened by the head editors of River Teeth. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by The University of New Mexico PressFinal Judge: Andre Dubus III

In the past fourteen years, River Teeth has grown from a biennial journal edited by two professors with stacks of envelopes in their offices to a burgeoning organization that continues to publish, without bias, the best of today's nonfiction.  It also sponsors one of the most competitive literary nonfiction book contests in the nation, and in 2012, River Teeth started its annual Nonfiction Conference on the campus of Ashland University, its birthplace and residence.


[PANK]
Call for Blog Content
(Deadline July 20)

PANK Blog is a separate space from PANK Magazine, not an offshoot. We are more like weird cousins than identical twins. Do not send work to the blog that is meant for the magazine. We do not accept single poem submissions, short stories or essays without a context that makes sense for our space. 

Offbeat meditations.
Intelligent rants.
Graphic loveliness.
Visual hauntings.
Dream residue.
Manifestos and entreaties.
Homage.
X, where X equals something we can't quite imagine yet.

There are two ways to contribute to the PANK blog: one-offs and sustained columns that embrace and disrupt the above categories. First, read the blog and get a feel for what we do there. Then take a chance and send us something daring and delightful.

One-offs are just what they sound like: you send me one something and it appears once on the blog. Columns can be short or long run. Do you have an idea for something that would encompass one single week? A month? Or maybe you have a recurring gift for us--something we'd run weekly or monthly. Columns may be originally written (by you) or you can curate the work of others.


The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)

Who:  Writers and scholars of demonstrated accomplishment are invited to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress during their time at The Mount.

What: A 2 week residency for one writer at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home in Lenox, MA. Residents will receive a work space at The Mount, a $1000 food and travel stipend, and lodging for the duration of their residency. Residents must provide their own transportation.

The principal responsibility of each resident is to spend time further developing his or her creative work. In addition, residents are required to produce a short piece of public writing (essay, article, blog post, etc.) about their time at The Mount OR offer a public reading of their work at The Mount.

When: Residencies will be held in February or March each year. The specific dates of each residency will be determined in consultation with the resident.

Where: Residents will complete their residency at The Mount in Lenox, MA. Lenox is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, approximately 2 hours from Boston and 2 ½ hours from NYC. It was at The Mount, which she called her “first true home,” that Wharton came into her own as a writer and produced some of her most iconic works.


Mudfish Poetry Prize (Deadline July 15 – $1200)

Mudfish, a journal of art and poetry (and some fiction), takes its title from the storyteller’s stool in Nigerian art. The poems each tell a story. They are resonant, and visceral, encapsulating our unique human experiences. There is a wide range to the subject matter and style, but the poems all have breath and life, a living voice.

Mudfish has featured work from the best established and emerging artists and poets – including John Ashbery, Charles Simic, and Frank Stella –since it burst onto the poetry scene in 1984. World famous, with a cult following, the journal contains the passionate, edgy, intimate voice of the 21st century. Mudfish is a memorable read, a handsome and generous journal that will surprise and delight and last.

Edward Hirsch has just published a book-length poem (Gabriel) in which each line is emotion sculpted into words. We are excited to have him judge the entries to the 12th Mudfish Poetry Prize. In addition to the winner and the two honorable mentions whose work will be published, each poem submitted is considered for publication in Mudfish 19. 


Thread Call for Submissions 

Thread is an independent online literary publication featuring short personal essays, memoir, creative nonfiction and photography that illuminate moments of human experience across a lifetime by established and emerging writers and photographers. The pieces range in length from 100 to 1800 words. We do not publish fiction, short stories or poetry. The publication covers a variety of themes relating to human experience across the decades; thoughtful, well-told stories from the lives of a diverse range of people.


Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)

Blue Earth Review publishes fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. We try to publish the very best submissions we receive. 

Blue Earth Review is the literary magazine of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Before being wholly revamped and renamed in 2003, BER was published under such titles as Medicine JugThe Muse, and Minnesota River Review.

Since 2008, Blue Earth Review has been funded by the MSU Bookstore as well as donations. Both sources help to cover printing, mailing, advertising, and other costs of running a magazine.


Penn Family Publication Call for Submissions

Penn Family Publication is a very aesthetically pleasing print publication with offices and distributors in Paris, France; Orlando, Florida; and New York, New York. We only accept great work that is true and honest (fiction and non-fiction) from writers and artists that are passionate and talented. We will pay each of our authors/artists. We accept short stories, poems, flash fiction, graphic pieces, illustrations, paintings, drawings and photographs. 

A platform for expression, creativity, and general hoopla for those with caffeine riddled fingers and high hopes. Based in the humid reservoir of creation that is Orlando, Florida we plan to publish not only our own works, but that of the youth around us. Please send your submissions whether slender, plump, contagious, organic, or malignant to pennfamilypublication@gmail.com. The good news is that we don’t really have a type.


Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)

The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. All entrants to Barthelme prize receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, beginning with the year in which the corresponding prize winner is published.

2015 Barthelme Prize Judge Steve Almond is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the New York Times bestsellersCandyfreak and Against Football. His short stories have appeared in the Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His most recent collection, God Bless America, won the Paterson Prize for Fiction and was short-listed for The Story Prize. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazineand elsewhere.

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation. In 2015, the contest is open to prose (fiction and nonfiction) in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Mudfish Poetry Prize (Deadline July 15 – $1200)
The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline July 15 – $2000)
White Stag Call for Submissions (Deadline July 19)
[PANK] Call for Blog Content (Deadline July 20)
Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Thrice Publishing Call for Novellas (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline August 1 – $250)
Proximity Call for Submissions (Theme: Obituary – Deadline August 7)
PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)

Sunday
May312015

Submission Sunday 5.31.15


Submission Sunday will be on summer vacation for the month of June, but we'll be back Fourth of July weekend if you want to take a break from the fireworks and submit!


Bard College Fiction Prize (Deadline June 15)

The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to a promising, emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. In addition to the monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient gives at least one public lecture and meets informally with students.


Proximity Call for Submissions (Theme: Obituary – Deadline August 7)

We’re interested in true stories that pen memory (dare I say ‘memorialize), eulogize, or craft an elegy. Ultimately, these are all ways of capturing the past—a person, place, or thing that is no longer with us. We’re not looking for perfect pictures, rather authentic and complex portraits of past life whether that be in a building no longer standing (or decaying before our eyes), an object long lost, an individual missing or passed, a time or place that no longer exists. We’re looking for you to push and play with form, to find unique ways into unique subjects. And, not to forget, as a publication seeking a strong sense of place, we ask that you keep this in mind as you craft your alternative obituaries. Ask yourself, how does this person/place/thing convey the character of place as much as your subject of choice?


Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)

A prize of $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Arcadia is given annually for a work of nonfiction. Submit an essay, memoir, or other piece of creative nonfiction of less than 8,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between May 15 and August 15. We're looking for the best in literary nonfiction, which we believe can take a variety of forms, including essays, memoir, lists, letters, as well as forms we haven’t thought of yet. We are simply looking for precise writing that tells something true. 


Word Riot 2015 Travel Grants (Deadline June 30 – $100-$500)

In the small press world, a little funding can make the world of difference in a project’s success. Word Riot Inc. travel grants will help offset the costs a writer incurs participating in readings and literary events around the country. Word Riot Inc. will award travel grants ranging from $100 to $500 to small press writers on a quarterly basis. The number of grants and the amount awarded each quarter will depend on the quality and thoroughness of the applications received. A minimum of one grant of at least $100 will be awarded each quarter. Preference will be given to applicants who extend the reach of the arts to under-served populations by participating in readings or literary events in those communities.


Callaloo Call for Submissions

Callaloo was founded in 1976 by its current editor, Charles Henry Rowell, when he was teaching at Southern University (Baton Rouge).  He originally described the fledgling periodical as a “Black South Journal,” whose function was to serve as a publication outlet for marginalized writers in the racially segregated US American South.

Shortly after Dr. Rowell moved the journal to the University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1977, Callaloo began to publish black writers nationwide.  He had transformed Callaloo into an African Diaspora journal by 1986, when the Johns Hopkins University Press became its publisher, after he moved to the University of Virginia (Charlottesville) as Professor of English.  After a fifteen-year tenure at Virginia, he moved Callaloo again—this time to Texas A&M University in College Station, where it has remained since 2001. At this point in time, the life of Callaloo—as a forum continuously publishing creative writing, along with visual art and critical texts about literature and culture—is probably the longest in African American literary history.


Hidden River Arts William Van Wert Fiction Award & Playwriting Award (Deadline June 30 – $1000)

An annual prize of $1,000 from Hidden River Arts, a literary arts organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be given in the following categories: (1) to the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt (2) the best unproduced full-length play. 

Hidden River Arts is the independent literary and performing arts organization based in Philadelphia dedicated to the service, support and celebration of all artists. Named after the Schuylkill (Dutch for “Hidden River”) which winds its way through the region, Hidden RiverArts is committed to nurturing the artistic community by providing varied and supportive services to creative writers, and artists of all genres.


Thrice Publishing Call for Novellas (Deadline July 31)

Thrice Publishing™ (the NFP company that publishes Thrice Fiction™ magazine) will be publishing up to two stand-alone titles a year of novella-length work (18,000 to 35,000 words). The query process will be open from May 1 to July 31 every year.

We will be looking for work that starts fresh and clear. We aren't looking for Young Adult, Children’s Lit, Romance, or Memoir. We are interested in quirky, literary, science fiction, fantasy, and any form that wants to bend the normal bounds of genre without looking like it’s trying too hard. 


Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Award (Deadline July 1 – $1000)

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Allison Joseph will judge. 

The Comstock Writers’ Group incorporated in 1986. From its inception as a workshop for local poets begun in the living room of Jenny MacPherson, it is now one of the most respected and enjoyed journals in the United States. We have read and are reading literally thousands of poems yearly during the open reading period and the contest. We have selected well-respected and well-known judges to select the top poems from the contest. Everything we do is with the utmost respect and regard for the integrity of our writers. We treat the novice poet with the same respect and encouragement as the professional poet. While we do not have the space to print poems that do not meet the highest standards, each of us was once a beginning writer. We never fail to remember that.



Upcoming Deadlines

AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Nashville Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
BOMB's Biennial Fiction Contest (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
University of Georgia Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
The Common Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)
The Winter Tangerine Review Awards (Deadline June 1 – $250)
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction (Deadline June 1 – $1000)
Write A House 2015 Call for Submissions (Deadline June 5)
The Vignette Review Call for Submissions (Premiere Issue – Deadline June 12)
The Ruth Stone First Book Prize (Deadline June 15 – $500 plus full print run)
2015 Akron Poetry Prize (Deadline June 15 – $1500 plus publication) 
Bard College Fiction Prize (Deadline June 15)
Print-Oriented Bastards Call for Submissions (Deadline June 15)
American Short Fiction Short Story Contest (Deadline June 15 – $1000)
PULP Literature Press Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction (Deadline June 15 – $300)
Fiction Attic Debut Story Collection and First Novel Contests (Deadlines June 15 and June 30 – $250 advance plus publication)
Radar Poetry Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
The Long Story Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
Word Riot 2015 Travel Grants (Deadline June 30 – $100-$500)
Sundress Academy for the Arts Artists' Residencies (Deadline June 30)
Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000 advance plus publication)
Hunger Mountain Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000)
Hidden River Arts William Van Wert Fiction Award & Playwriting Award (Deadline June 30 – $1000)
Comstock Review Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Award (Deadline July 1 – $1000)
The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline July 15 – $2000)
White Stag Call for Submissions (Deadline July 19)
Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Thrice Publishing Call for Novellas (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)

Sunday
May242015

Submission Sunday 5.24.15


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BOMB Biennial Fiction Contest (Deadline May 31 – $1000)

Our fiction contest returns. We are pleased to announce this year's judge is Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be? and Ticknor. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the fall issue of BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement, First Proof. All submissions will be read anonymously.

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB's founders—New York City based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.

Today, BOMB is a multi-media publishing house that creates, disseminates, and preserves artist-generated content from interviews to artists’ essays to new literature. BOMB includes a quarterly print magazine, a daily online publication, and a digital archive of its previously published content from 1981 onward.


Nashville Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

Nashville Review was founded with two guiding principles: that our venue would be inclusive of all forms of storytelling, and that it would be both free and available online to anyone who wished to enjoy it. NR seeks to feature art not traditionally recognized as literature—comics, film, music, visual art, creative nonfiction, dance, oral storytelling and other performance arts—alongside the more traditional forms of fiction and poetry. We publish three issues annually: on the 1st of April, August, and December.

Nashville Review seeks to publish the best work we can get our hands on, period. From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle—if it’s a moving work of art, we want it. We hope to provide a venue for both distinguished and emerging artists. Most importantly, thank you for giving us a chance to read your work. We appreciate it.


Right Hand Pointing
Call for Regular Submissions and 25 Word Poems

We do about 12 issues a year of short poetry, very short fiction, art, and other things. We also e-publish chapbooks, but do not accept unsolicited submissions for those. We've been doing this since 2004. Seriously.

We're reading for 2 issues.

Issue 88: (July 2015) Regular Issue.  Reading now.

Issue 89: (August 2015)  Very Short Poems. Poems, 25 words and under. Reading begins May 23.

We issue, uh, issues. Meaning work that we put together as a whole, which we are hopeful will be read as a whole, with a beginning, middle, and end.


Good Guy? Bad Guy? Call for Abstracts for Edited Collection (Deadline July 31)

American popular culture, television in particular, is inundated with dramatic, popular television shows that blur the lines between good guys and bad guys. Specifically, immensely popular shows like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad feature male characters who are undoubtedly criminals, but they are also, in some ways, very likeable. Breaking Bad, in particular, muddies the waters of protagonists and antagonists, and keeps them muddied throughout the entire five seasons of the shows. Early in the series, the audience feels sympathy for Walter White, disdain and annoyance for Jesse Pinkman, and heartbreak for Skyler White. As the series continues, though, the audience finds themselves siding with criminals and encouraging more crimes from both the “good guys” and the “bad guys”.

This shift from black and white, good-guy versus bad-guy, characterization is not limited to adult programming, but is also prominent in popular media for youth. Movies and television shows such as Twilight and The Vampire Diaries also keep readers on edge. During a moment of contention between Bella and Jacob, for instance, Jacob argues, “I’m so sorry that I can’t be the right kind of monster for you.” The quotation illustrates that both of the protagonist’s love interests are, in fact, monsters, which is a prevalent theme in The Vampire Diaries as well. Therefore, this collection will critically examine the media of American popular culture wherein the roles of heroes and anti-heroes are reversed or confused.


Brain, Child Call for Submissions

Brain, Child is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We publish 20-plus essays per month for our print, online and blog publications. Founded in 2000, our mission is to bring the voices of women of different backgrounds and circumstances together on the page, on our website, and on our blog.

We are excited by great writing. It makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time. We believe our writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote our writers through our website, Facebook (100,000+ fans), and partnerships with Babble.com, The Huffington Post, Mothering.com and others. We respond within eight to ten weeks. We offer competitive pay rates. We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us.


The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline July 15 – $2000)

Submissions for our anthology closed this spring and we were blown away by the quality of the writing, the heart behind the stories, the straight up talent behind your work. We want to see more. Acknowledge more. The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers is open from May 15 – July 15 and will pay $2000 and publication to the best short story. Second and third place stories will be paid $200 and $100 respectively and considered for publication. No guidelines. Just your best writing under 6000 words. If you haven’t published a novel, you qualify.

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.


Print-Oriented Bastards Call for Submissions (Deadline June 15)

Print-Oriented Bastards is an independent press looking to publish original work from emerging writers and artists. We accept any genre, including but not limited to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and hybrids. We release four online issues per year, and read submissions year-round. 

Print-Oriented Bastards was established by Marci Calabretta and Ines Pujos in Pittsburgh, PA after being awarded the Charles C. Dawe Memorial Award from Carnegie Mellon University. The first issue was released in Fall 2011. Since then, artists and writers from all over the States and as far-reaching as Mexico and the UK have been included in the journal, from first-time publications to award-winning work. In Summer 2014, the journal switched from print-only to an online magazine. 


Prairie Schooner
Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
(Deadline August 1 – $250)

Our annual summer nonfiction contest is open to all types of creative nonfiction essays up to 5,000 words. The entry fee is $18 and includes a one-year subscription to Prairie Schooner. Our guest judge, Rigoberto Gonzalez, will name a winner and finalist.The winner will receive $250 and publication in our Spring 2016 issue. 

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Nashville Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
BOMB's Biennial Fiction Contest (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
University of Georgia Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
The Common Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)
The Winter Tangerine Review Awards (Deadline June 1 – $250)
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction (Deadline June 1 – $1000)
Write A House 2015 Call for Submissions (Deadline June 5)
The Vignette Review Call for Submissions (Premiere Issue – Deadline June 12)
The Ruth Stone First Book Prize (Deadline June 15 – $500 plus full print run)
2015 Akron Poetry Prize (Deadline June 15 – $1500 plus publication) 
Print-Oriented Bastards Call for Submissions (Deadline June 15)
American Short Fiction Short Story Contest (Deadline June 15 – $1000)
PULP Literature Press Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction (Deadline June 15 – $300)
Fiction Attic Debut Story Collection and First Novel Contests (Deadlines June 15 and June 30 – $250 advance plus publication)
Radar Poetry Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
The Long Story Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
Sundress Academy for the Arts Artists' Residencies (Deadline June 30)
Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000 advance plus publication)
Hunger Mountain Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000)
The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline July 15 – $2000)
White Stag Call for Submissions (Deadline July 19)
Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)

Sunday
May172015

Submission Sunday 5.17.15



Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest
(Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)

Founded in 1992, Orlo is one of the region’s most inspiring nonprofit organizations—sharing an equal commitment to high-quality arts programming and environmental or place-based relevancy. Over the years the organization has met its mission through a variety of projects and arts programming, including a gallery and project space in Industrial Northwest Portland, traveling exhibits, film series, media campaigns and numerous community-based events. Orlo’s flagship project, now called The Bear Deluxe Magazine, is an award-winning and nationally distributed collection of environmental writing and visual art.

The Doug Fir Fiction Award honors burgeoning and seasoned writers working in theme of place-based fiction. In its sixth year, the contest has been judged by renown writers including Katherine Dunn, Brian Doyle, Rivka Galchen, Jim Lynch, Jon Raymond and Gina Ochsner. Winners and finalists are published in The Bear Deluxe Magazine and winners are provided with with a $1,000 and residency at the 
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Finalists are strongly considered  for publication.

tNY.Press publishes and designs experimental literature for print and online. We believe that good stories in concert with good design make for a better world. 
We like flash fiction, lists, footnoted pieces, Craigslist ads, epistolaries, standardized tests, divorce papers, yelp reviews, math problems, flow charts, grocery lists, contracts, excerpts from scripts, and other worded weirdness. The majority of what we accept is 3 pages or less. Please submit no more than 5 pages of work total. 95% of the stories that make it into The Shrug are less than 2 pages. We will get back to you within 2 months' time. Usually much less. 

theEEEL.com is our online collection. We publish stories paired with artwork several times a week. The Shrug (formerly theNewerYork) is our print literary magazine, a pocket sized, full color anthology of very short fiction and art, meticulously designed. The best of the best writing from theEEEL is selected for inclusion in The Shrug. All submission are considered for both publications. Stories graduate from theEEEL to The Shrug, some skip theEEEL and go right into The Shrug.


American Short Fiction Short Story Contest (Deadline June 15 – $1000)

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.

American Short Fiction's Short Story Contest opens on March 15th. This year we are honored to have Elizabeth McCracken as our guest judge. Submit your entry online between March 15, 2015 – June 15, 2015. The 1st place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in our Spring issue. One runner-up will receive $500 and all entries will be considered for publication.


Alabama 85-Goat Farm Contest Call for Submissions (Deadline October 1)

Write an essay, win a mortgage-free goat cheese farm with 85 goats in Alabama.

It sounds too good to be true. An Elkmont couple is looking to give away their mortgage free farm, house, 85 goats, and all the tools you would need to start a goat cheese business, to the best person fit to take care of their goats.

The couple is looking to move to Costa Rica to help missionaries start goat farms. They first tried to sell their property, they say is worth $350,000. When they found most interested couldn't afford the price, they though of doing something else... Right now, they are hoping to get at least 2,500 entries. Those fees would cover the rest of the mortgage on the house, and $20,000 to give to the winner for start up cost on their business. 


Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)

Augury Books is an independent New York City press committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers. Augury is a proud member of CLMP, and our editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work. We are happy to be opening up our submissions in the categories of Prose (includes Short Fiction Collections and Creative Nonfiction Essay Collections) and Poetry this year for 2016 publication.


Sundress Academy for the Arts Artists' Residencies (Deadline June 30)

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment. 

Each residency costs $250/week, which includes a room of one's own, access to our communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable. There may be some scholarships and financial assistance for those with large scale financial hardship; please indicate this in your application if you feel you qualify. 
For the fall, we are offering one full scholarship and one 50%-off scholarship for a week-long residency for women writers/artists over 40. If you are applying for either of these scholarships, please note this in your cover letter. 


Hunger Mountain Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000)

What is the Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize? An annual contest for short fiction. A chance for your fiction to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

What will the winner receive? One first place winner receives $1000 and publication! Two honorable mentions receive $100 each, and are considered for publication.

Who can enter the contest? Anyone! Everyone!

Who is this year’s judge? The 2015 judge is Daniel Torday. Daniel Torday’s debut novel, The Last Flight of Poxl West, has just been published by St. Martin’s Press. Writing in The New York Times, critic Michiko Kakutani says the novel “announces Torday’s emergence as a writer deserving of attention.” His novella, The Sensualist, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. He is the Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College.

When is the deadline? The postmark deadline is June 30 each year. Submittable will be open for entries in 2015.


Write A House 2015 Call for Submissions
(Deadline June 5)

Write A House is a twist on the "Writer's Residency." In this case, the writer is simply given the house, forever. 

Write A House’s homes are located in an active, creative and diverse neighborhood of Detroit. This neighborhood was chosen with great care and deliberation. We’re not seeking to push current residents out, or drive up rental costs; we’re looking to invest in and help stabilize the area. This city has seen enough displacement, and we seek to build with conscience. We’re looking for writers who want to live and take root in Detroit and become a part of its rich creative landscape. It doesn’t matter where you come from, even if you already live in Detroit. If you are a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident with a valid Green Card, we encourage you to apply.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
University of Georgia Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
The Common Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)
The Winter Tangerine Review Awards (Deadline June 1 – $250)
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction (Deadline June 1 – $1000)
Write A House 2015 Call for Submissions (Deadline June 5)
The Vignette Review Call for Submissions (Premiere Issue – Deadline June 12)
The Ruth Stone First Book Prize (Deadline June 15 – $500 plus full print run)
2015 Akron Poetry Prize (Deadline June 15 – $1500 plus publication) 
American Short Fiction Short Story Contest (Deadline June 15 – $1000)
PULP Literature Press Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction (Deadline June 15 – $300)
Fiction Attic Debut Story Collection and First Novel Contests (Deadlines June 15 and June 30 – $250 advance plus publication)
Radar Poetry Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
The Long Story Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
Sundress Academy for the Arts Artists' Residencies (Deadline June 30)
Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000 advance plus publication)
Hunger Mountain Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000)
White Stag Call for Submissions (Deadline July 19)
Augury Books Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Sugar House Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)

Saturday
May092015

Submission Sunday 5.10.15


In an effort to avoid verbosity, we'll put it succinctly: we love poetry. Our name is based on both our location and desire to publish sticky, heart-racing, sweet, sweet addictive poetry. Sugar House is a neighborhood within Salt Lake City. It was named after the sugar beet factory of the Deseret Manufacturing Company which operated in Sugar House from 1851–1855. We are excited to be some of the first people to see your work and to help the best of that work become available to a larger audience. Poetry is alive and well.

We want to publish good poetry, no matter where or who it came from. We're looking for an array of styles, from narrative to abstract to form, but nothing you'd find forwarded to Aunt Betty's email (no offense to sender or receiver). So if you think you have the goods, bring it—we want to see it.


Caketrain Call for Submissions (Issue 13)

Submissions are now being considered for Caketrain Issue 13, tentatively slated for release in late 2015. Please submit up to seven poems, works of fiction or creative nonfiction (no book reviews), works of visual art, or any combination therein, to editors@caketrain.org. Submissions should include a cover letter with titles of pieces and a brief biographical statement. Caketrain does not accept previously published pieces. Simultaneous submissions are permitted; please notify immediately if a piece is chosen for publication elsewhere. Response time can take up to six months, but is often shorter. Please do not submit additional work until a decision has been made regarding your current submission. Contributors receive one complimentary copy. All rights revert to authors upon publication. 

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell?  Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling. This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words. 

Pulp Literature Press is the brainchild of Jen, Mel and Sue, a trio of writer-editors who took the advice “write what you want to read” one step further, to “publish what you want to read.”

We love genre. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, History, Thriller or Chiller: we read it all, as long as it’s well written. We love literary fiction. Beautiful prose, soul-searching themes, and powerful and complex character development are all part of the stories we like. We believe that genre fiction IS literary.  Our goal is to publish writing that breaks out of  the bookshelf boundaries, defies genre, surprises, and delights.


Prelude is a journal of poetry and criticism based in New York. We publish a yearly print issue in addition to publishing regularly online.

Winner of the 2016 Pushcart Prize
Best New Magazine —Dazed Digital
Best Literary Criticism of the Year —Flavorwire


Cooper Street
Call for Submissions
 

Cooper Street, an online publication sponsored by the Rutgers University Camden MFA program’s student organization, published its inaugural issue in early May 2014. Following a successful debut, we now publish twice each year with a Winter issue every January and a Spring/Summer issue every May/June. The journal strives to present original and cutting-edge works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that possess a strong sense of urgency. We’re interested in issues of labor, class, and city life in every sense. In truth, we’re interested in many things. While we’re open to writing by anyone, including international writers, we’re especially interested in reading work produced by writers living in the Philadelphia area, New Jersey, and the Northeast.


2015 Akron Poetry Prize (Deadline June 15 – $1500 plus publication) 

The Akron Series in Poetry was founded to bring to the public writers who speak in original and compelling voices. Each year, The University of Akron Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication of his or her book. The final selection will be made by a nationally prominent poet. The final judge for 2015 is Carmen Giménez Smith. Other manuscripts may also be considered for publication in the series.


White Stag Call for Submissions (Deadline July 19)

White Stag is a biannual journal containing unparalleled poetry & prose from well-known & new writers. We offer the literary community a uniquely distinct taste for dark comedy, phantasmagoric imagery, complete dishonesty, & love poems that are to die for (& yes, pun is intended & strongly encouraged). White Stag strives to publish only the deepest emotion, the rawest of images, & the most unique language & syntax.

Each volume of White Stag is themed around one short phrase/prompt that we find particularly compelling. How you choose to interpret the prompt is entirely up to you. White Stag is taking on the Ars Poetica. We want writing about writing; techniques, styles, literary epochs, famous authors, pieces of literature, & literary characters. We are extending “the art of poetry” to the art of all writing forms & will not only be accepting Poetry, but Prose & Creative Non-Fiction as well.

Please send us your Baudelaire opium nightmares, your space hero Franco poems, your drunken Gatsby parodies, your creative essays on epochs & how cheese deeply affected the Romantic era. We’ve seen hundreds of pieces about writing, writers, & literature so please be creative. Think outside of the book.
 


The Emerging Voices Fellowship originated as a mentorship project. The project grew out of PEN Center USA’s forum “Writing the Immigrant Experience,” held at the Los Angeles Central Library in March 1994, which explored the issues and challenges faced by first and second generation immigrant writers. It was evident from the forum that many of the culturally diverse communities of writers in Southern California were often isolated from the literary establishment. In the fall of 1996, PEN Center USA initiated Emerging Voices as a literary mentorship program designed to launch potential professional writers from minority, immigrant and other underrepresented communities. The program has now evolved into an eight-month writing fellowship for writers who lack access to a traditional writing education and seek financial and creative support.
 

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Quarterly West 2015 Novella Contest (Deadline May 15 – $500)
Green Mountains Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
Paper Darts Short Fiction Award (Deadline May 15 – $500)
Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize for Poetry (Deadline May 15 – $2000)
Sonora Review 2015 Fiction, Essay, and Poetry Prizes (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Ploughshares 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (and Reviews) Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
University of Georgia Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
The Common Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)
The Winter Tangerine Review Awards (Deadline June 1 – $250)
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction (Deadline June 1 – $1000)
The Vignette Review Call for Submissions (Premiere Issue – Deadline June 12)
The Ruth Stone First Book Prize (Deadline June 15 – $500 plus full print run)
2015 Akron Poetry Prize (Deadline June 15 – $1500 plus publication) 
PULP Literature Press Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction (Deadline June 15 – $300)
Fiction Attic Debut Story Collection and First Novel Contests (Deadlines June 15 and June 30 – $250 advance plus publication)
Radar Poetry Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
The Long Story Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000 advance plus publication)

Saturday
May022015

Submission Sunday 5.3.15



Paper Darts
Short Fiction Award
(Deadline May 15 – $500)

Paper Darts is a magazine of Art and Literature, a publishing press, a creative agency, a community, and an idea. Do you have the best short story under 1,000 words? Put it to the test by submitting it for the Paper Darts Short Fiction Award. Finalists will be judged by Lindsay Hunter, and the winner will receive $500. Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s. Her first novel, Ugly Girls, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November of 2014.

Jam Tarts
publishes twice a year online, once in the Spring and again in the Fall, and our blog is updated periodically, usually week to week. Submissions are read year round, across genres—poetry, fiction, essay, reviews, and interviews.

Interested in contributing? We are looking for fresh works that represent and challenge a wide variety of complex tastes. Surprise is often a key ingredient. Why else read? Send your original poetry, fiction, or non-fiction to editor@jamtartsmagazine.com for consideration.


Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize
(Deadline June 30 – $1000 advance plus publication)

Engine Books is a boutique fiction press publishing novels, short story collections, collected novellas, and related volumes. We seek to publish four titles each year, ensuring full attention to the editing, production, and promotion of each title.

Engine Books demands very little profit from its titles. Though each book will be aggressively promoted to offer writers the widest possible exposure, work is selected by the quality of its storytelling and edited with an eye toward enhancing that storytelling.

We've expanded the prize! We're now accepting submissions of novels and story collections to the new-and-improved Engine Books Fiction Prize. The winning manuscript will receive a $1,000 advance and be published by Engine Books. Two additional winners will be considered for publication by the editors. The 2015 prize will be judged by Rebecca Makkai.


The Winter Tangerine Review Awards (Deadline June 1 – $250)

Winter Tangerine is a literary & arts magazine dedicated to the electric. To the salt. The sugar. We want bitter honey, expired sweets. We want catalysts. We want raw, aggressive, violently soft. We want the pieces that leave sawdust in your mouth, the pieces that disintegrate your enamel, that strike matches against your palm. 

Winter Tangerine aims to disrupt the status quo. We believe in the power of art. We believe in the power of the written word. We believe in structure, and we believe in dismantling structure. We aim to bruise you purple. We aim to callus your palms. We aim to remind you of why you loved him. Of why you left her. We aim to tap into memories, to conjure nostalgia. We aim to create new experiences. 

We want to talk about your taboos. Your guilty pleasures. We're going to bring up what some people would rather shove under the carpet. We like the uncomfortable. We're going to give you paintings and poems and stories and sculptures that punch you right in the face. We don't apologize. We love cherry bombs, lit matches, firecrackers.

We aim to honor new and emerging poets and prose writers who are creating electric work. Submissions will only be accepted from writers who have not yet published a chapbook, novel, or collection of any type. We aim to showcase writers based on the merit of their work, rather than the prestige behind their name, so submissions will be read entirely blind.  

East of Borneo
 is a collaborative online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as seen from Los Angeles. East of Borneo is published by the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts. We are not a student publication and are not editorially focused on covering school activities, faculty or alumni, but nor do we have a policy about excluding them from our view.

While East of Borneo bears some of the characteristics of a traditional art magazine, it is also a collaborative website that depends on you to activate and enrich its editorial content. We commission and publish original essays but also invite our readers to upload relevant texts, images, videos and links. 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is an online and print literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University. We take our title from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and include the full archives of our predecessor Moon Milk Review. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental. We appreciate fusion forms including magical realist, surrealist, meta- realist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences. Our issues include original content from both emerging and established writers, poets, artists and comedians such as authors, Rick Moody, Cris Mazza, Steve Almond, Stephen Dixon, poets, Moira Egan and David Wagoner and actor/comedian, Zach Galifianakis.



Adult 
is a magazine of contemporary erotics and experience, edited by Sarah Nicole Prickett and art-directed by Berkeley Poole. For now we are owned by no one. The second issue is currently in stores. While the someday-to-be-triannual discrete object is meant to feel like both a secret and a time capsule, this daily editorial website — a separate and equal entity — will hopefully serve as the smartest, and sometimes dirtiest, of chat rooms. To submit or pitch your work, email submit@adult-mag.com. 


Fiction Attic Debut Story Collection and First Novel Contests
(Deadlines June 15 and June 30 – $250 advance plus publication)

Fiction Attic publishes thought-provoking work online, in print, and in ebook format. We publish short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and novellas. We also seek artwork for online, print, and ebook publications.

We look for well-written, surprising fiction that moves us, entertains us, and makes us think.  Although our first winner might be classified as “literary fiction,” we think any genre can be “literary” in the right hands.We are open to all genres except straight-up romance and explicit erotica.



Upcoming Deadlines

Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest (Deadline May 7 – An inn in Maine)
Quarterly West 2015 Novella Contest (Deadline May 15 – $500)
Green Mountains Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
Paper Darts Short Fiction Award (Deadline May 15 – $500)
Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize for Poetry (Deadline May 15 – $2000)
Sonora Review 2015 Fiction, Essay, and Poetry Prizes (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Ploughshares 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (and Reviews) Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
University of Georgia Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)
The Common Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)
The Winter Tangerine Review Awards (Deadline June 1 – $250)
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction (Deadline June 1 – $1000)
The Vignette Review Call for Submissions (Premiere Issue – Deadline June 12)
The Ruth Stone First Book Prize (Deadline June 15 – $500 plus full print run)
Fiction Attic Debut Story Collection and First Novel Contests (Deadlines June 15 and June 30 – $250 advance plus publication)
Radar Poetry Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
The Long Story Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)
Engine Books 2015 Fiction Prize (Deadline June 30 – $1000 advance plus publication)

Sunday
Apr122015

Submission Sunday 4.12.15

Submission Sunday will be on hiatus next week for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. If you're in LA, come on down!


University of Georgia 
Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)

More than fifty short-story collections have appeared in the Flannery O'Connor Award series, which was established to encourage gifted emerging writers by bringing their work to a national readership. The first prize-winning book was published in 1983; the award has since become an important proving ground for writers and a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story as a genre. Winners are selected through an annual competition that attracts as many as three hundred manuscripts.


The Vignette Review
Call for Submissions
(Premiere Issue – Deadline June 12)

Founded by Abigail Sheaffer on April 4th, 2015, The Vignette Review is a literary quarterly dedicated to the art of the vignette. The Vignette Review looks to publish short, evocative stories that detail delicate moments of time through through the prism of fiction.

For our premiere issue, we’re looking to publish short, evocative fiction that detail delicate moments in time. Stories should be told in media res and should not exceed 900 words. Vignettes should be standalone scenes from short stories, as short stories are standalone chapters from novels. Submissions go live April 11th and end June 12th. The first issue will be published June 21st.


The Sun Magazine Call for Submissions

The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The Sun celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in its pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet those challenges. The Sun publishes the work of emerging and established artists who are striving to be thoughtful and authentic. Writing from The Sun has won the Pushcart Prize, been published in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays, and been broadcast on National Public Radio.

We publish essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. We tend to favor personal writing, but we’re also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. And we’re open to just about anything. Surprise us; we often don’t know what we’ll like until we read it. We pay from $300 to $2,500 for nonfiction, from $300 to $1,500 for fiction, from $100 to $250 for poetry, and from $1,000 to $2,000 for interviews. We also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.


Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)

Now in its 15th year, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is one of the most renowned fiction contests in the world. Featuring prominent guest judges and offering $2000 across five prizes, the contest delivers exciting new fiction from writers all over the world.

Carve seeks to publish outstanding literary fiction and to promote the writers we publish, helping both new, emerging, and established authors reach a wider literary audience. This is achieved through sharing their stories across a variety of publication mediums: online, print, e-readers, and more.

The magazine is named in honor of Raymond Carver, short story artist and master of the “minimalist” form, though his later works espoused a longer, more detailed style. We admire this dyad, as we strive to publish fiction that is both concise and generous.


Sixpenny Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)

Sixpenny is an online and print magazine of illustrated stories. Each story takes about six minutes to read. Online, we run as a 'choose-your-own-price' magazine (without distracting advertisements). 

We are looking for 6-minute (about 1000-1250 words) literary fiction with a punch. It can be a mystery, it can be speculative fiction, it can be romantic, it can be about anything at all, but it must be smart. We will publish 3 established authors and 3 emerging authors every issue. We will pay $150 per story to each writer and each illustrator. If your story is selected, it will be illustrated.


The Long Story Call for Submissions (Deadline June 30)

The Long Story is the only literary magazine in America devoted strictly to long stories. We have a national and international circulation and publish stories of 8,000–20,000 words for serious, educated readers. Founded in 1982 and published once a year, The Long Story is an independent magazine both in its editorial policy and in its freedom from institutional backing. We prefer stories about common folks (as opposed to the rich and powerful) and in general look for a perspective on current society—one that demonstrates awareness that, for example, rock ’n’ roll is not the only music, that capitalism is not the only possible social arrangement, that self-glorification is not the only way to pursue happiness. Such distancing comes (though not exclusively) from knowledge gained through implicit knowledge of the Western humanistic tradition along with interest in the same themes that engaged the great writers of the past.

Stories of 8,000 to 20,000 words, with the best length 8,000 -12,000 words. Although eclectic and open to many styles and genres, we do have very specific tastes (and therefore recommend familiarity with the magazine), but in general we look for stories with a human and thematic core, i.e. stories that display vision where writers, instead of “writing about what you know” (as the writing programs emphasize) write about what they can imagine. Another quality we look for is elusive but extremely important: it can best be described as a sense of estrangement from the world at the same time involvement with it; it exhibits a certain recognition of the simultaneous smallness and greatness of humanity, demonstrates respect and compassion for all people and recognizes a peasant’s dream of owning a bicycle is as important to him as Napoleon’s dream of conquering Europe. This is a quality that only life can teach one; it cannot be learned in a writing program.


Caketrain Call for Submissions

Submissions are now being considered for Caketrain Issue 13, tentatively slated for release in late 2015. Please submit up to seven poems, works of fiction or creative nonfiction (no book reviews), works of visual art, or any combination therein, to editors@caketrain.org. Submissions should include a cover letter with titles of pieces and a brief biographical statement. Caketrain does not accept previously published pieces. 


Fugue Annual Writing Contest (Deadline May 1 – $1000)

Fugue's Annual Writing Contest is open until May 1st. We accept submissions of both poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) from January 1–May 1. Multiple submissions are accepted as long as separate fees are paid. For poetry submissions, please send between 1-3 poems. For prose submissions, please send no more than one short story or one essay. This year our judges include Dagoberto Gilb (prose) and Kevin Prufer (poetry). Contest winners in poetry and prose each receive $1000 and publication in the upcoming summer/fall issue.

Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. We take pride in the work we print, writers we publish, and the presentation of each and every issue. To honor the respect we have for our contributors and in spite of financial challenges, Fugue pays for the work we publish. In addition to a copy of the journal in which their work appears, contributors are also compensated for every piece we accept. 


Upcoming Deadlines

Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: The Weather – Deadline April 13)
EPOCH Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Sixpenny 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)
The New South 2015 Writing Contest (Deadline April 15 – $1000)
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)
Crab Orchard Review Annual Prizes (Deadline April 21 – $2000)
DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest (Deadline April 27 – $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)
Recommended Reading Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
Devilfish Review Kraken Awards in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline April 30 – $150)
The Inlandia Institute Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Book Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest (Deadline April 30 – $1500)
Bluestem Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline May 1)
Fugue Annual Writing Contest (Deadline May 1 – $1000)
Southwest Review David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction (Deadline May 1 – $1000)
The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest (Deadline May 1 – $500)
Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest (Deadline May 7 – An inn in Maine)
Quarterly West 2015 Novella Contest (Deadline May 15 – $500)
Green Mountains Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize for Poetry (Deadline May 15 – $2000)
Sonora Review 2015 Fiction, Essay, and Poetry Prizes (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Ploughshares 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (and Reviews) Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
University of Georgia Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Deadline May 31 – $1000)

Sunday
Apr052015

Submission Sunday 4.5.15



Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize
 (Deadline May 15 – $2000)


For forty years, Anhinga Press has brought fine literature to readers around the world. The Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry (formerly the Anhinga Prize for Poetry) has been offered annually since 1983 for a manuscript of original poetry in English. The competition is open to writers from all regions. The winner receives $2000 and a reading tour of selected Florida colleges and universities, and the winning manuscript will be published by Anhinga Press.

2015 marks the 32nd Anniversary of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry (two years ago Robert Dana’s name was added to the prize's name). It will also mark the first substantial content change in the prize's long history, the Prize is no longer restricted to poets with first or second books, but is now open to all poets writing in English.


Tincture Journal Call for Submissions 

Tincture Journal is a quarterly e-book literary journal, featuring fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from Australia and the world. There is no thematic focus. Our aim is to provide a space for both new and experienced writers to publish their work.

Submissions are open on a rolling issue-by-issue basis. We have an Australian focus, but consider writers from all around the world. We would particularly like to see some more English writing from Asia and the Pacific. We are committed to publishing a diverse range of voices. This includes diversity of race, gender, nationality and sexual orientation.


AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

AGNI publishes poetry, short fiction, and essays. Writers whose work has appeared in the magazine include Derek Walcott, Louise Glück, David Foster Wallace, Seamus Heaney, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ha Jin, Olga Broumas, Tom Sleigh, Jill McCorkle, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Gail Mazur, Noam Chomsky, Ilan Stavans, and Rosanna Warren. AGNI regularly features emerging writers and “among readers around the world . . . is known for publishing important new writers early in their careers, many of them translated into English for the first time” (PEN American Center). Most of what we publish is unsolicited.

The print magazine appears twice yearly, in spring and fall. The website grows biweekly with postings of new online-only fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews.

AGNI welcomes unsolicited manuscripts between September 1st and May 31st. We adhere strictly to postmark dates, and submissions mailed outside that period will be returned unread, provided that sufficient return postage is included. We do not consider previously published work, which includes work published on any website. AGNI’s reporting time is approximately 2 to 4 months.


Recommended Reading Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

Recommended Reading is the weekly fiction magazine of Electric Literature, and with 75,000 subscribers in just over two years, it’s the fast growing literary magazine around. Every four weeks, we publish a piece of original fiction: two-thousand to eight-thousand-words long, with no other constraints except quality. We’re looking for short stories that are bold, affecting, and presented with a distinct style. But the best way know what we want is to dig into our extensive archives. 

Recommended Reading launched in May 2012 and has since published 150 issues, including original work by Stephen Millhauser, A.M. Homes, Helen DeWitt, Jim Shepard, Ben Marcus, and Mary Gaitskill. We also pride ourselves in championing new voices, and have been early supporters of writers such as Maggie Shipstead, Rebecca Schiff, Diane Cook, and Matt Sumell.
 
Recommended Reading is digital-only, available for free online and in ePub, and for $1.99 and issue on Kindle and through our Apple Newsstand App. We pay writers $300 per story. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please submit only one story at a time.

Every issue is a vibrant mix of established talents and new voices, providing an elegantly curated overview of contemporary arts and letters with a distinctly San Francisco perspective.

ZYZZYVA’s first issue was published in 1985, under founding editor Howard Junker. In 2011, Laura Cogan became ZYZZYVA’s first new editor in more than 25 years. She and Managing Editor Oscar Villalon make up ZYZZYVA’s editorial team.

Our publishing history is as illustrious as it is groundbreaking. This is the journal that first published Jim Gavin and Jill Soloway, F.X. Toole and Po Bronson—and introduced American readers to Haruki Murakami (in issue No. 13). Our list of contributors includes, among many others, Peter Orner, Kay Ryan, David Guterson, Tom Bissell, Tatjana Soli, Ron Carlson, Luis Alberto Urrea, Amy Hempel, D.A. Powell, Matthew Dickman, Herbert Gold, Daniel Sada, Adam Johnson, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Sandow Birk, Richard Misrach, Aimee Bender, Diego Enrique Osorno, Sherman Alexie, Daniel Handler, Adrienne Rich, Robert Hass, Czeslaw Milosz, Wanda Coleman, Raymond Carver, Tom Barbash, William T. Vollmann, Dagoberto Gilb, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ed Ruscha, Richard Diebenkorn, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Creeley, and M.F.K. Fisher. 


Green Mountains Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)

Our open reading period is September 1, 2014 through May 15, 2015. The editors are open to a wide range of styles and subject matter. We publish poetry, essays, fiction, interviews, book reviews, and art. 

Green Mountains Review, based at Johnson State College in Vermont, is a biannual, award-winning literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary essays, interviews, and book reviews by both well-known writers and promising newcomers. For the past quarter-century GMR has produced issues of international scope with work regularly selected or cited in the Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Fantasyand Pushcart Prize series; The Boston Globe recently cited GMR as one of the top ten literary magazines in New England. In 2012, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey selected GMR as one of the seven literary magazines she would promote at the Library of Congress during her tenure.


The New South 2015 Writing Contest (Deadline April 15 – $1000)

The 2015 New South Writing Contest will be be judged by Roger Reeves in the genre of poetry and Rebecca Makkai in the genre of prose. The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner’s up prize in each category. 

We're looking for what’s new, what’s fresh, and what’s different — whether it comes from the Southern United States, the South of India, or the North, East or West of Anywhere. New South is staffed entirely by graduate students in the New South Writing Workshop at Georgia State University.


BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship (Deadline October 1 – $12,000)

With the mission of diversifying the broader media landscape by investing in the next generation of necessary voices, BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers.

During the four-month program, the writers in this fellowship will benefit from career mentorship and editorial guidance while also receiving financial support. The learning process must be financially viable for emerging writers if it is intended to open the gates to writers traditionally locked out of opportunities in media.

These writers will focus on personal essay writing, cultural reportage, and profiles. During their time in fellowship, writers will be expected to pitch, report, and write with the added benefit of writing workshops, panel discussions with editors and writers from throughout the industry, and assigned readings. Mentorship within the program will focus on teaching writers how to thrive as freelancers as well as on staff at media organizations; this mentorship will hopefully continue well after the fellowship itself is concluded.

Ideal candidates for this program will have ambitious ideas and a proven desire to publish work that creates an impact on cultural conversations. The product of the fellowship will be published by BuzzFeed. The writers selected for the fellowship will work with BuzzFeed News’ senior editorial staff and be based in New York.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $12,000.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

Conveyor Magazine Call for Submissions (Time Travel Issue – Deadline April 5)
The Paris Review/Standard Hotel Writer-in-Residence (Deadline April 8)
Fireside Call for Flash Fiction (Deadline April 11)
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)
The New South 2015 Writing Contest (Deadline April 15 – $1000)
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)
Crab Orchard Review Annual Prizes (Deadline April 21 – $2000)
DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest (Deadline April 27 – $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)
Recommended Reading Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
Devilfish Review Kraken Awards in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline April 30 – $150)
The Inlandia Institute Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Book Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest (Deadline April 30 – $1500)
Bluestem Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline May 1)
Southwest Review David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction (Deadline May 1 – $1000)
The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest (Deadline May 1 – $500)
Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest (Deadline May 7 – An inn in Maine)
Quarterly West 2015 Novella Contest (Deadline May 15 – $500)
Green Mountains Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize for Poetry (Deadline May 15 – $2000)
Sonora Review 2015 Fiction, Essay, and Poetry Prizes (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Ploughshares 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest (Deadline May 15 – $1000)
Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing (and Reviews) Call for Submissions (Deadline May 15)
AGNI Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
ZYZZYVA Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
Willow Springs Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

Sunday
Mar292015

Submission Sunday 3.29.14

 

DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest (Deadline April 27 – $1000)

The New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM chapbook contest announces our guidelines for 2015. We pick the majority of our chapbook list each year from the ranks of the chapbook contest finalists, so this is the best way to get your work read by our eager readers.

Interesting, lovely unpublished work (unpublished as a whole; individual pieces may be published already of course), prose or poetry or some combination or something between genres, 18-44 manuscript pages (no more than one poem per page if you're sending poems unless they are very, very short).
 

Zymbol: The Magazine of Symbolism & Surrealism Call for Submissions 

Zymbol is a non-profit, independent international magazine of art & writing in the tradition of symbolism & surrealism. We publish literature, visual art, criticism and theory from both established and emerging voices. Issues are available in 100+ US bookstores and by international subscription. We share free excerpts of art, writing, and multimedia from our print issues on our website, zymbol.org. Since 2012, we've shared with you the work of artists and writers from over 20 countries, who have gone on to publish award-winning books, open solo shows, and speak at various conferences and festivals. 


Conveyor Magazine Call for Submissions (Time Travel Issue – Deadline April 5)

Whether it’s the lure of reminiscence, the promise of the future, or scientific fascination, the fantasy of time travel holds universal appeal. The laws of physics suggest that time does not actually flow in any particular direction and therefore we might—someday—travel through time as freely as we travel through space.

The forthcoming issue of Conveyor Magazine will explore time travel by employing the camera as our time machine. The camera is a tool that alters our temporal experience and transforms perception of time and space. A photograph eternally suspends a moment, leaving behind a document that we may then return to again and again. Photographs allow us to reconstruct and manipulate the sequence of events. Timelines are thus reconstructed, the past is altered, new histories are created, and the distant future is just a shortcut away.

We are looking for unique and surprising interpretations of the theme Time Travel. However, if you need some help delving into this theme, here are a few things that have been on our mind. Projects that visually explore different models of time — deep time, cyclical time, parallel time, linear time, geological time, measured time, and space time, to name a few. We are interested in how photography is used as a device to convey experiences beyond the conventional, such as dreams, memories, déjà vu, réincarnation, premonition, parallel existence, and so on. 


Crab Orchard Review Annual Prizes (Deadline April 21 – $2000)

Crab Orchard Review is published twice per year, under the auspices of the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and with partial funding from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Richard Peterson Poetry Prize

The Jack Dyer Fiction Prize

The John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize

One winner and at least two finalists will be chosen in each category (there is no theme for the Literary Prize entries; just send your best work). 


The Bear Deluxe Call for Submissions

The Bear Deluxe Magazine is the flagship project of Orlo and is published semi-annually from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The magazine aims to enrich the cultural dialogue about the environment through creative nonfiction, interviews, reportage, essays, reviews, poetry, fiction and visual art published in the soy-based inky, recycled pages of the magazine and online.


Fireside Call for Flash Fiction (Deadline April 11)

We are accepting submissions of flash fiction (1,000 words or less, firm limit) from March 15-April 11. Fireside’s goal is to publish great storytelling, regardless of genre. What do we mean by great storytelling? We want stories that go somewhere, with plot and a beginning, middle, and end. We’re not looking for character studies or metafiction or hallucinatory visions. (We LIKE those things; it’s just not what we publish in Fireside.)

And yes, we seriously mean any genre. We have published sci-fi, horror, romance, crime, fantasy, Westerns, near-future, and modern non-speculative fiction. The stories were all terrific, and we are looking for more of those and from all the many genres we haven’t explored. Just tell us a good story.

Vague? A little. But we think it’s exciting, too. No two issues of Fireside have the same feel, and we hope that makes every issue a little more surprising.


Devilfish Review Kraken Awards in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline April 30 – $150)

In both Fiction and Poetry we are looking for entries that exemplify Devilfish Review’s mission as stated on our About page: “We publish fiction and poetry, with an emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, horror, and anything that might be referred to as speculative. We love magic realism, and fairy tales, and things that are a bit odd. With regards to characters, we believe that representation matters, and we would like to provide a space for those voices which are so often marginalized.”


The Inlandia Institute Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Book Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)

The Inlandia Institute is a literary nonprofit and publishing house based in Inland Southern California dedicated to celebrating the region in word, image, and sound. In 2014, Vital Signs, a collection of poetry and photographs by Juan Delgado and Thomas McGovern, received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. The manuscript page limit is 48–100 pages, and the press invites all styles and forms of poetry. Only electronic submissions accepted via Inlandia’s Submittable portal. Entries must be received online by April 30, 2015 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. The winners will be announced late Summer/Fall 2015, for publication in 2016. One National and one Regional Winner will each be awarded $1000 and book publication, and additional books may be chosen for publication by the editors.

 

Upcoming Deadlines

#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)
Conveyor Magazine Call for Submissions (Time Travel Issue – Deadline April 5)
The Paris Review/Standard Hotel Writer-in-Residence (Deadline April 8)
Fireside Call for Flash Fiction (Deadline April 11)
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)
Crab Orchard Review Annual Prizes (Deadline April 21 – $2000)
DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest (Deadline April 27 – $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)
Devilfish Review Kraken Awards in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline April 30 – $150)
The Inlandia Institute Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Book Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Winning Writers Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest (Deadline April 30 – $1500)

Sunday
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)

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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)