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Submission Sunday 11.18.18

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The Arctic Circle Artist & Scientist Residency (Deadline January 15)

The Arctic Circle is a nexus where art intersects science, architecture, education, and activism – an incubator for thought and experimentation for artists and innovators who seek out and foster areas of collaboration to engage in the central issues of our time. Artist and scientist led, The Arctic Circle is an annual expeditionary residency program, now sailing into our 11th year.

The Arctic Circle brings together international artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, and educators who collectively explore the high-Arctic Svalbard Archipelago and Arctic Ocean aboard a specially outfitted Barquentine sailing vessel. The Arctic Circle provides a shared experience for its participants to engage in myriad issues relevant to our time and to develop professionally through fieldwork and research, interdisciplinary collaborations, exhibit opportunities, and public and classroom engagement. The Arctic Circle program supports the creation and exhibition of new and pioneering work, and aims to empower the creative individual while fostering the collaborative.

The Mighty Line Call for Submissions

The Mighty Line is Marlowe and Company's monthly magazine. Each issue features one quality short story and one article, essay, or interview on the subject of writing, publishing, or art in general. Our goal is to support authors of short fiction while making literature more relevant to non-academic audiences.

The Mighty Line is looking for quality literary fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Genre fiction is discouraged, but stories that transcend their genre will be considered. Writers are paid $25 per accepted work regardless of length.* Flash submissions are welcome. Anything that tells a compelling story in less than 4,000 words is welcome.

Porter House Review Call for Submissions

Porter House Review is an online literary journal produced in conjunction with Texas State University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. We will be launching in November 2018, and will publish content regularly. 

Inspired by the legacy of Katherine Anne Porter, the journal seeks to publish bold and incisive writing that interrogates not only the complexities of the human experience, but also the prevailing social challenges of our time. In support of this mission, we seek unique perspectives from both established, award-winning authors, as well as emerging and underrepresented voices from around the world. We celebrate a wide range of literary forms and styles. We are a paying market, and are committed to paying a competitive rate for all published work.

Sweet Flash Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline November 30 – $500)

Sweet is thrilled to announce its second annual Flash Essay Contest. Broadly speaking, we appreciate a close attention to language and a quirky sense of humor, and you can always read published essays in previous Sweet issues on our website. We look forward to reading your work!

Sweet is about candy, cake, ice cream, chocolate—a cornucopia of desserts. There’s a reason “sweet” has come to mean “awesome” in slang. It comes back to the mouth, to pleasure. We don’t believe pleasure has to be light, as our issues show. But we also don’t want readers to go away thinking, “That was really hearty” or “What a healthy collection!” We want you to think, “Mmmm, sweeeeet.” We want you to find something here that you need, something perhaps not as practical as a potato, but just as vital.

Route 7 Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

We are a literary publication from Dixie State University based in the gorgeous red rock deserts of St. George, Utah. We are currently seeking original works of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, art and photography, and critique that recreate the sense of majestic beauty and wonder that exploring the desert exposes us to.

F(r)iction Winter 2018 Literary Contests (Deadline December 15 – $300-$1000)

F(r)iction is now accepting submissions for our Winter Literary Contests! F(r)iction is accepting previously unpublished works of short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. We accept submissions from writers located anywhere in the world, as long as the work is in English. Our editorial staff favors stories that celebrate the weird, take risks, and are driven by a strong, unique voice.

Printed triannually and distributed around the world, F(r)iction publishes short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, in addition to a selection of graphic stories. Since our creation in 2015, we’ve published original work by established authors such as Helen Phillips, Benjamin Percy, Jason Mott, Isaac Marion, Linda Pastan, and Scott O’Connor, as well as amazing graphic  features, including two Eisner-nominated comics. These acclaimed authors pave the way for the emerging voices  published in each issue, many of them seeing their work in print for the first time.

RipRap Call for Submissions (Deadline December 17)

RipRap is a literary journal designed and produced annually since 1951 by students in the Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing program at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). RipRap offers a humble invitation to talented and aspiring writers of short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and poetry, as well as creators of visual art such as photography, illustration, and comics. New editions of the journal are published each May, including interviews with award winning, published writers who are featured in the CSULB English Department’s Visiting Writers Series or from the known writing community.

This year, RipRap 41 will highlight multitude and diversity in all forms, celebrating the uniqueness of culture, race, sexuality, gender, place, and perspective. We encourage local and global submissions of writing and art inspired by the kaleidoscopic composition of Southern California, the greater US, and abroad. As always with all our submissions, we seek out work that is innovative, forward-thinking, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (Deadline January 10)

Established in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that awards an international community of artists the gifts of time and space amidst the extraordinary natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.  Group and solo residencies of six to seven weeks include scholarship funds, living accommodations, studio space designed to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity and a gallery exhibition. 

Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture.

JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.‚Äč


Upcoming Deadlines 

The A3 Press Call for Manuscript Submissions (Deadline November 20)
New England Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Sweet Flash Nonfiction Essay Contest (Deadline November 30 – $500)
Mid-American Review Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize and James Wright Poetry Prize (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
Route 7 Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Normal School Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
The Madison Review Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction (Deadline December 1 – $1000)
Beloit Fiction Journal Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story (Deadline December 10 – $2000)

Embark Call for Submissions (Deadline December 15)
Winter 2018 Literary Contests (Deadline December 15 – $300-$1000)
Call for Submissions (Deadline December 17)
Red Bike Review Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Black Heart Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: We’ll Always Have Paris (Or Will We?) – Deadline December 31)
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (Deadline January 10)
The Arctic Circle Artist & Scientist Residency (Deadline January 15)
Light Bringer Project The Roswell Award and The Tomorrow Prize 2019 (Deadline January 28 & February 18)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Memoir - Deadline February 25 – $2500)
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Pembroke Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Waxwing Call for Submissions (Deadline May 1)
Dorothy Call for Manuscript Submissions (Deadline May 1)

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