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Submission Sunday 11.6.16

Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship
(Deadline December 1 – $26,000 per year)

Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty. Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. The only requirements are workshop attendance and writing. The program offers no degree.

In awarding fellowships, we consider the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from our writing workshops. The Stanford Creative Writing Program’s students are diverse in style and experience, with talent and seriousness the true common denominators.

Fellowships include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. In addition, fellows’ tuition and health insurance are paid for by the Creative Writing Program. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events.

Call for Submissions

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine and has published writers, artists, and photographers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Austria. We publish unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, and offer print and electronic versions of the magazine. We have eclectic interests and are open to many voices, forms, and styles. 

The Cambridge University Press Nine Dots Prize
(Deadline January 31 – $100,000)

The Nine Dots Prize seeks to reward original thinking in response to contemporary societal issues. Each Prize cycle lasts two years, with a new question being announced every other October. This year's question:

Are digital technologies making politics impossible?

The Board will award the Prize to the entry that in their view best responds to the set question. Responses can critique, agree or disagree with, or reject the premise of the question set, but they must engage with it fully and insightfully. The Board will be looking for originality of the ideas and arguments put forward, the ways in which the ideas are communicated and the conclusions or recommendations that the author comes to. The US$100,000 is payable in three stages: on award of the Prize; on delivery of the manuscript; and on publication of the book.

Booth publishes one new piece or author every Friday, square on our home page. Also, we publish two print issues yearly, usually in winter and summer. Booth was established in 2009. Our staff is comprised of MFA faculty and students in the Butler University graduate writing program. 

Synaesthesia Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: Body & Sex – Deadline December 19)

Synaesthesia is an online literary and arts magazine. We publish two issues twice a year, and aim to engage writers and artists in an exploration of the senses. We love poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and art. We set a theme for each issue, and encourage a multi-sensory response to each theme.

BODY&SEX is dotted legs on the beach. It's the first time you shave and the last man you kiss. BODY&SEX is skin: the way it smells, tastes, the way it likes to be touched. It's girl on girl, boy on boy. It's sinews and blood and bones. It's cartilage and movement. It's crossing your arms, uncrossing your legs. It's the tendons in your neck tightening when you're alone; the pulse in your palm when you're together. BODY&SEX is on top, against – it's keeping the lights on. It's how you move when you sleep. It's muscle and heat and walking and talking and sighing and moaning. BODY&SEX is the stray hairs in your razer blade, blood in your knickers. Handprints on the shower door. It's waking up alone, stretching.

Knee-Jerk Magazine
Call for Submissions

Think of Knee-Jerk as a dinner table filled with friends and family. We’re all sharing ideas, stories, laughter, and a whole lot of corndogs. The table is round, everyone is facing each other; everyone is enjoying the company. Next to the published writer is an emerging writer, a person who’s searching for a home for his or her first story. Also at the table, the casual reader of literature. And the guy who’s read Infinite Jest twice.

We invite you to pull up a chair and contribute to the ongoing dialogue. Like any good discussion, we’ll venture beyond that knee-jerk reaction into what [important name] called [quote about venturing beyond knee-jerk reactions]. At Knee-Jerk we hope to evoke conversations that bring everyone a little closer together, that make the literary world a little smaller. And a little bigger.

Angels Flight • literary west Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

Our namesake, Angels Flight – the short-tracked, steep-grade funicular that lifted millions of riders up downtown’s once-treacherous hills – may now be grounded, but it stands as a flight of purpose and as a real and emotional connection to the city’s past. Angels Flight • literary west is a new vehicle to explore uncharted stories of Los Angeles and beyond.

As fall turns to a hazy shade of winter, our next issue theme explores how the history of L.A. (past, present and yet to come) provokes change: in our lives, in stories, in imagery and in songs that interweave iconic voices, characters, events and places in Los Angeles and beyond that create our sense of “self” — who we’ve become or who we’re destined to be. This is just a taste of what’s in store for now. Look for more soon! We’re excited to share your work that relates to the theme, expressed through fiction and non-, poetry, photography, art, video, music and more. Submit to us! 

The Iowa Review Series in Fiction (Deadline March 1) 

In collaboration with the University of Iowa Press, The Iowa Review Series in Fiction will publish two innovative novels per year beginning in 2018. The goal of the new Iowa Review imprint is to publish high-quality literary fiction in a wide range of styles and genres. The Series’ advisory board includes Lan Samantha Chang, John Freeman, Amelia Gray, Garth Greenwell, Porochista Khakpour, Rebecca Makkai, Christopher Merrill, and Jayne Anne Phillips.

At this stage, the editors are not soliciting manuscripts, but rather a brief, 300-word description of the novel and an author biography. We will consider all proposals and contact those authors whose work is of interest. We welcome unpublished work by writers at all stages in their careers. TIR invites writers to submit manuscript proposals for the Series in Fiction from November 1, 2016, through March 1, 2017. Established in 1969, the University of Iowa Press is a well-regarded academic and trade publisher. In recent years, its books have been finalists for the National Book Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize; they have also been included in 100 Best Books of the Year by the New York Times and have made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Upcoming Deadlines

Lowestoft Chronicle Call for Submissions (Deadline November 15)
The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest (Deadline November 15 – $2000)
Pleiades Press Robert C. Jones Short Prose Book Contest (Deadline November 15 – $2000)
Arcadia Press 2016 Chapbook Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1000)
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 2016-17 Fiction Contest (Deadline November 30 – $1500)
Stanford University Wallace Stegner Fellowship (Deadline December 1 – $26,000 per year)
Angels Flight • literary west Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
December Magazine 2017 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize (Deadline December 1 – $1500)
The Fiddlehead 26th Annual Literary Competition (Deadline December 1 – $2000 for best story and poem)
The Indianola Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 15)
Synaesthesia Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: Body & Sex – Deadline December 19)
Tampa Review Danahy Fiction Prize (Deadline December 31 – $1000)
New Orleans Review Call for Submissions (Theme: The African Literary Hustle – Deadline December 31)
The Cambridge University Press Nine Dots Prize (Deadline January 31 – $100,000)
The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing (Deadline February 28 – $10,000)
The Iowa Review Series in Fiction (Deadline March 1) 
Booth: A Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)

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