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Submission Sunday 2.10.13

The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 20)

Each issue of The Los Angeles Review is dedicated to a West Coast writer who has made an indelible mark on the literary world. We at LAR are proud to announce that our fourteenth issue will be dedicated to the life and work of the poet Madeline DeFrees.

DeFrees was born in Oregon in 1919, and studied at Marylhurst College and the University of Oregon. In 1936, DeFrees joined the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and served as a nun until 1973. Once she was dispensed from her vows, she turned to writing and teaching, and published 10 collections of poetry, including From The Darkroom, Magpie on the Gallows, Possible Sibyls, Blue Dusk, and Spectral Waves, and two works of nonfiction.

Fiction: We’re looking for to hard-to-put-down shorties under 500 words and lengthier stories up to 4,000 words–lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction. Please indicate word count in your file title.

Nonfiction: Please submit an essay, memoir, or commentary told as compelling, focused, sustained narrative in a distinctive voice, rich with detail. Send 1,000-4,000 words or delight us with flash nonfiction that cat-burgles our expectations.

Poetry: Please submit 3-5 poems that will surprise us, wow us, and make us wish we’d written them ourselves. We are open to form, free verse, prose poems, and experimental styles. Our only criterion is quality.

Hobart Annual Baseball Issue (Deadline March 16)

Hobart (online) was created in 2001 and continued to update with monthly issues, until this very website was built and launched in September 2012 and we moved to daily content. Every April is devoted to an annual baseball issue, and the publication of print issues is paired with a month of "bonus materials."

In 2003, the journal grew into a biannual print journal, and continues with a kinda irregular schedules that usually seems to average out to be about three issues every two years. We've also mostly held to every other issue being a theme issue, though this schedule and structure could break at any moment.

Every April, we publish our annual baseball issue. We publish mostly fiction, in the 200-1,000 word range, though we also love nonfiction (in that same word count range), and, okay, even poetry!

BOMB Magazine Biennial Fiction Contest (Deadline April 30)

BOMB is excited to announce our 2013 Fiction Contest, judged by novelist Ben Marcus! The winner of our 2013 contest will receive a $500 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement First Proof. All submissions will be considered anonymously.

BOMB Magazine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, delivers the artist’s voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media—collaborations that reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes through carefully developed dialogue—now and for posterity.

Celebrating its 31st year, BOMB pairs artists in conversation based on the relevance of their work to one another and nuances of personality. We transform lively, raw conversation into intellectually stimulating, yet immediate exchanges available on multiple platforms and across the web.

Modern Farmer Call for Submissions

We’re looking for freelancers for Modern Farmer. We’re a new publication focused on agriculture and food covering “The New Food Culture,” tackling issues from politics to technology to travel and lifestyle. Story length is not fixed — we like #longreads as well as more concise stuff. We are also open to pitches on columns or story series. Some topics we want to cover on the website include:

  • Farm Tech
  • Climate Change
  • Design on the Farm
  • Food and Farmers
  • History of Farming
  • Business/Farmer Profiles
  • Foodie Q&As
  • How-Tos
  • Farm Crime
  • Essays/First Person

Basically, we welcome any and all pitches. Pay is very decent. Send pitches to edit@modfarmer.com. We can’t wait to read ‘em.

Maisonneuve Second Annual Genre Fiction Contest (Deadline March 31)

Maisonneuve runs a literary contest every year, with the contest's genre changing from year to year.

This year's theme: fables and parables. Send us your finest original interpretations of these ancient storytelling traditions! Moral lessons, animals, mythical creatures—you know the deal. You could be the next Aesop!

Word limit: 1,200

Due date: March 31, 2013.

Entry fee: $25 (includes one-year subscription to Maisonneuve)

The first-place winner receives $300 and publication in Maisonneuve.

Female Superheroes (Essay Collection): Call for Abstracts (Deadline June 1)

This volume would focus on the reinvention of the female superheroes, and therefore, it will be the first of its kind. This publication aims to examine these heroines in literature, art, and other media to question issues concerning sexuality, gender, identity, social change and feminism. It will provide an interdisciplinary stage for the development of innovative and creative research and examine this vital and complex female protagonist in all her various manifestations and cultural meanings.

Times have changed since the first comics became a mass medium in the 1920s. And while fans' opinions differ greatly about the advantages and disadvantages of these reboots, it must be acknowledged that this will not only be a very exciting, but also eye-opening time for laymen and scholars alike. What kind of changes will their beloved characters have to endure? How will these new superheroes be presented? Are they still going to mimic society or are they trying to push society to the next level? How should these reinterpretations be assessed? What is gained and what is lost, not only for these superheroes, but also for popular culture?

Guernica Call for Submissions (Nonfiction Features)

RT @annaleighclark I'm newly editing nonfiction at the incomparable @GuernicaMag, which means I'm on the prowl for your great features. Send me pitches!

Guernica is an award-winning online magazine of ideas, art, poetry, and fiction published twice monthly. Guernica Daily, the magazine’s blog, is updated every weekday. We are a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

2013 Gulf Coast Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction (Deadline March 15)

We are now accepting entries for the 2013 Gulf Coast Prizes in Poetry, Nonfiction/Lyric Essay, and Fiction. The contest awards $1,500 and publication to the winner in each genre, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 26.1, due out in Fall 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives
The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry will be judged by Stanley Plumly
The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction will be judged by Maggie Shipstead. The 2013 Gulf Coast Prize in Nonfiction/Lyric Essay will be judged by Darin Strauss. 

The deadline for entries is March 15, 2013. The $23 reading fee includes a year-long subscription to Gulf Coast

Bellingham Review 2013 Contest (Deadline March 15)

Literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to touch their essence. The Bellingham Review hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely.

Our 2013 contests for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry are open! First place winners will receive a $1,000 prize and be published in Bellingham Review. Runners-up and finalists may be considered for publication.

The Tin House Writer's Workshop (Portland, OR — July 14-21, 2013)

The Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop is a weeklong intensive (July 14-21) 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.

Workshops meet for six sessions, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Each workshop will have no more than twelve students and will treat two to three manuscripts per session. You may only enroll in one workshop. If you have questions about which faculty member would best suit your work, call our office at 503-219-0622 and we will make every effort to steer you to the most appropriate workshop. Please continue to check the Web site for updates on new faculty or call our office for details.

Tin House editors and guest agents are available to meet individually with students throughout the week. For students who have completed a collection of stories or poems, a memoir, or a novel, one-on-one mentorships are available with select faculty and staff for an additional fee.

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