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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)

Sunday
Mar082015

Submission Sunday 3.8.15


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

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


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

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


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

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 Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts.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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


La Napoule Art Foundation Residencies (Deadline March 30)

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

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

 


Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Mar012015

Submission Sunday 3.1.15


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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



Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Feb222015

Submission Sunday 2.22.15



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

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


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


HelloGiggles
Call for Submissions

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


Les Figues Press Kathy Acker Fellowship (ASAP) 

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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



Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Feb152015

Submission Sunday 2.15.15

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

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


Saranac Review Call for Submissions

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


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

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

Final Judge: Eduardo C. Corral 

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


LAist Call for Submissions

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Barnstorm Literary Journal Call for Submissions 

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


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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Feb082015

Submission Sunday 2.8.15

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

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

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

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


Fiction Southeast Call for Submissions

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

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


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

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

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

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


Whiskey Island Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)

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

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


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

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

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


Parcel Call for Submissions 

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Feb012015

Submission Sunday 2.1.15



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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Fields Magazine Call for Submissions

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


The Hopkins Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

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


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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Submission Sunday 1.25.15


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

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

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

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

EPOCH
Call for Submissions
(Deadline April 15)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Covered with Fur Call for Submissions 

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Jan182015

Submission Sunday 1.18.15


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)

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


Philip Roth Residences in Creative Writing (Deadline February 1)

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

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


Palaver Call for Submissions

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Jan112015

Submission Sunday 1.11.15



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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


Stirring: A Literary Collection Call for Submissions 

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


Spartan Call for Submissions (Deadline February 28)

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Series
 (Deadline February 13)

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Jan042015

Submission Sunday 1.4.15

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

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

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


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

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

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


Barrelhouse
Call for Nonfiction Submissions

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

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


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

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

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


The Texas Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

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


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

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

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


Drunk Monkeys Call for Submissions 

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Dec142014

Submission Sunday 12.14.14

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Deadlines

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

Sunday
Dec072014

Submission Sunday 12.7.14


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


FORTH Call for Submissions 

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


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

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

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




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

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

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

 




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


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

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

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



U
pcoming Deadlines

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