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Global Citizen and Ben Lovett Call for Submissions (Deadline January 31) 

Global Citizen and Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons / Communion Records) are teaming up and asking you, citizens of the world, to collaborate on our global album project, Metamorphoses. Join us in the fight towards ending extreme poverty.

You’re our co-writers and we’re inviting you to collaborate with some of the world’s most influential and talented artists. We need you to provide this movement with a voice through the submission of your personal lyrics, poems, stories, reflections and thoughts. Ben and his team will take the most poignant and powerful entries and incorporate them into original songs for our unique 12 track album. All material used will be credited to the citizen who contributed it.

Redivider Blurred Genre Contest (Deadline December 31 – $250)

Submissions for our first annual Redivider Blurred Genre Contest will open November 15 and close December 31. This contest explores the porous genre boundaries between flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and prose poetry. In doing so, we aim to nurture and celebrate commonality, difference, and distinction in literature. Each category will produce one winning entry, announced in February.

Redivider is a nationally distributed journal of new art and literature produced by and representing the graduate students in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing program at Emerson College in Boston. Published twice a year, we welcome art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions from new, emerging, and established artists and writers. 

The Citron Review Call for Submissions (The Queer Issue – Deadline January 31)

For our Spring Issue, 2016, The Citron Review invites LGBTQIA writers to submit work in any genre for our first-ever queer issue. The idea: To celebrate these stories and amplify these voices. At Citron, we seek to be representative of the contemporary landscape — and this includes, brothers, sisters, and siblings of all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Everyone. 

To be considered for this issue writers must identify as LGBTQIA. There are no restrictions on content or theme, only that submissions are representative of the writer’s spirit. Normal submission guidelines apply with regard to length, etc. 

We’re new to all of this. In fact, we’re experimenting. We hope you’ll experiment with us, and we appreciate your support. And just to be clear, we welcome work from any writer, at any time during the year. We are not suspending our normal submission process during this period. Submissions will be accepted for consideration for Summer 2016 and beyond!

The American Short(er) Fiction Contest (Deadline February 1 – $1000)

We are thrilled to announce that Amelia Gray will be judging this year’s American Short(er) Fiction Contest. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication, and the second-place winner will receive $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. 

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.

Call for Personal Essay and Feature Pitches
(Curated by Ashley C. Ford – Deadline December 2)

In collaboration with Matter, I will be curating and editing a week of personal essays and reported features from emerging writers. We see this as an opportunity to share bold and novel writing from those who have been otherwise underrated or overlooked. Your submission should not be a completed essay or reported feature, but an idea for the piece you would work on in collaboration with myself and Matter. You will be compensated for your work at a competitive rate to be discussed upon acceptance of your pitch.

Geist 12th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest (Deadline December 15 – $500)

How it works:

1) Send us a story and a postcard—the relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long as there is a clear connection between the story and the image.

2) If you’re not sure where to look for a postcard, you can make your own or visit Wikimedia Commons.

3) The story can be fiction or non-fiction; maximum length is 500 words.

Gesture Literary Journal & Press Call for Submissions (Theme: Doubling – Deadline December 18)

Gesture Press & Journal seeks written and visual art from new and established artists on the theme doubling. The double can be an expansion or retraction of itself. It can be a mirror and what it reflects. What shows in the reflection: The horror of duality? The provocation of Castor and Pollux? The comfortable contradiction of Piscean fish swimming away from each other?

We seek the double says or withholds. We seek the catharsis and insight. We seek the site and the boundaries of the double; of what doubles; and of what can double. Send us your work that engages the doubling/twinning/mirroring. Send us your psychodrama doubling, symmetry, separation, and configuration.

Gesture was founded in 2011 with the intention to publish work that is not boring. Published biannually, we seek written and visual submissions from new and established artists. Gesture is the home for poetry, poetics, prose, theory, reviews, interviews, images, and interaction. We want work that does not intentionally concern itself with genre. Some may call this experimental. We call it exciting. As in, not boring. We want to feel a gesture and be electrified.

C&R Press Call for Submissions

C&R Press is now accepting full length poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and hybrid manuscripts for our 2016 and 2017 catalog. We love books. Literature matters in today’s world because it lets us explore and share the best of what we think, and who we can be. Good fiction, nonfiction and poetry grow understanding and imagination, take us into new lives and show us truths we never knew. For thousands of years, books are how content has been shared. Today, C&R Press is pushing into new media, while keeping the best of what has always made books great.

So we’re looking for talented authors and poets – both new and established – whose work we help refine, support, publish and promote. And, through their works, we’re looking to grow the reading public’s love of reading, writing, crafting and dreaming. Let other people say that books are dead, that their time is past. Since 2006 we’ve been helping writers and readers prove that idea wrong – and we’re just getting started. Long live books.


Upcoming Deadlines

Midwestern Gothic Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
The Bloedel Reserve Residency Program (Bainbridge Island, WA – Deadline November 30)
The Baltimore Review Winter 2015 Contest (Theme: Health – Deadline November 30 – $500)
Puerto Del Sol Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Thin Air Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Oxford American Call for Submissions (Spring Issue – Deadline December 1)
The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Theme: Ekphrasis – Deadline December 1)
Matter Call for Personal Essay and Feature Pitches (Curated by Ashley C. Ford – Deadline December 2)
Screencraft Short Story Contest (Deadline December 5 – $1000)
Westwind Fall 2015 Microwriting Contest (Deadline December 6)
Kenyon Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 15)
Print-Oriented Bastards Call for Submissions (Winter Issue – Deadline December 15)
Geist 12th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest (Deadline December 15 – $500)
Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture Call for Submissions (Deadline December 15)
Gesture Literary Journal & Press Call for Submissions (Theme: Doubling – Deadline December 18)
Redivider Blurred Genre Contest (Deadline December 31 – $250)
Tupelo Press 2015 Dorset Poetry Prize (Deadline December 31 – $3000)
The 2016 Mississippi Review Prize (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
St. Petersburg Review Call for Submissions (Deadline January 1)
CutBank 2016 Magazine Literary Prizes (Deadline January 15 – $500)
Global Citizen and Ben Lovett Call for Submissions (Deadline January 31) 
The Citron Review Call for Submissions (The Queer Issue – Deadline January 31)
Little Tokyo Historical Society 2016 Short Story Contest (Deadline January 31 – $500)
The Chattahoochee Review Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction (Deadline January 31 – $1000)

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