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Submission Sunday 11.4.12

From The Review Review: Lit Mags Seeking Food & Drink Writing

Hey writers, are you feeling hungry? So are we! Here are some lit mags that publish writing related to food and drink.

2012 New American Poetry Prize

The submission period for the 2012 New American Poetry Prize opens October 1 and closes December 31. Winner will receive a publication contract, including 25 complimentary copies and $1,000.

Final judge this year is David Kirby, the author of more than two dozen volumes of criticism, essays, children’s literature, pedagogy, and poetry. His numerous collections of poetry include The Ha-Ha (2003), short-listed for the Griffin Poetry Prize, and The House on Boulevard Street: New and Selected Poems (2007), a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Florida Book Award and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Award. Kirby has also won several Pushcart Prizes, the Guy Owen Prize, the Kay Deeter Award, the James Dickey Prize, the Brittingham Prize, and the Millennium Cultural Recognition Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Florida Arts Council. Since 1969 he has taught at Florida State University, where he has received several teaching awards.

Playboy College Fiction Contest

Contest is open to all college students age 18 or older. Employees of Playboy and their families, its agents and affiliates are not eligible. To enter, upload your typed, double-spaced manuscript of 25 pages or fewer in .doc, .docx or .rtf format to the Site. In the cover letter, include your name, college affiliation, e-mail address, permanent home address and phone number. All entries must be previously unpublished original works of fiction and must be received by February 15, 2013. $3000 and publication.

Identity Theory Call for Submissions

Identity Theory has been publishing original literature online since before George W. was appointed president. Our internet-only publication has earned the attention of major print media throughout the English-speaking world — not that you should trust them — and reaches thousands of influential readers every week.

In the past decade our journal has published highly regarded long-form interviews with literary authors, indie musicians, filmmakers and artists. We also have posted fiction from lit stars and minor authors and essays that have been noted and anthologized in the Best American series, among other places.

Interviews, fiction, and essays are the focus of our current publishing efforts. We also publish book and film reviews, which then sometimes appear on places such as Rotten Tomatoes and Powells Review-a-Day. On rare occasions, we accept poetry, social justice pieces and artwork.

Other Voices Querétaro Writing Program (Querétaro, Mexico—July 5-14, 2013)

Other Voices Querétaro is a vibrant, multi-faceted writing program set in Querétaro, Mexico. Focusing on both fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as on the ins and outs of contemporary publishing, the program was co-launched by Gina Frangello and Stacy Bierlein, longstanding business partners editing Other Voices magazine and Other Voices Books (now an imprint of Dzanc Books).

Willow Springs Fiction Prize

Willow Springs publishes the finest in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as interviews with some of the most notable authors in contemporary literature, including Marilynne Robinson, Stuart Dybek, Aimee Bender, and Robert Bly. Founded in 1977 and published twice yearly,Willow Springs features two interviews per issue, as well as arresting essays, fiction, and poetry by a diverse variety of writers—from the unknown and up and coming, to U.S. Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. An indispensable resource for writers and readers, Willow Springs engages its audience in an ongoing discussion of art, ideas, and what it means to be human.

The winner of the contest will receive a prize of $2,000, plus publication in Willow Springs. Deadline November 15.

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Ruminate is a quarterly magazine of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art that resonate with the complexity and truth of the Christian faith. Each issue is a themed forum for literature and art that speaks to the existence of our daily lives while nudging us toward a greater hope. Because of this, we strive to publish quality work accounting for the grappling pleas, as well as the quiet assurances of an authentic faith. Ruminate Magazine was created for every person who has paused over a good word, a real story, a perfect brushstroke— longing for the significance they point us toward. Please join us.

Ruminate is thrilled to announce our third annual Ruminate Nonfiction Prize. We invite you to enter your work. We will announce the finalist judge in the coming weeks. Deadline January 15. Winners will receive $1000 plus publication.

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