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Submission Sunday 2.10.19

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Catapult/Soft Skull Tiny Nightmares Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline May 1 – $100)

Tiny Nightmares will be a collection of  short and terrifying tales of monsters, madness, and nightmares. The anthology follows up on Tiny Crimes, an antholothology of short crime fiction featuring stories by Carmen Maria Machado, Yuri Herrera, Brian Evenson, Amelia Gray, and more. 

For Tiny Nightmares, we’re seeking short stories that play with and expand the boundaries of horror fiction -- think of the stretch of unlit highway between Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream, and Stephen King’s IT. Stories that turn our understanding of “scary” on its (trembling) head. We’re looking for:

  • Stories of new monsters, and old ones that scare us in new ways
  • Tiny, intimate horrors to make our hair stand on end
  • Horror as cultural/political/environmental funhouse mirror
  • Subversions of traditional horror tropes
  • Something so scary we haven’t thought of it yet

Stories should be under 1200 words. Stories should be previously unpublished.

Esalen Writer's Camp Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline April 15)

Writing By Writers is pleased to offer fellowships to Esalen Writer's Camp for emerging writers of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to amplify all voices that need to be heard. Fellowships cover the full cost of tuition, a shared room and all meals, but do not cover transportation.

‚ÄčAn "Emerging Voice" is someone who is currently DOES NOT meet any of the below criteria*:

  • Has an B.A., M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D. or minors in Creative Writing.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
  • Writers who have published one or more books through major publishing houses, university presses, or established presses.
  • Current professional magazine/newspaper feature writers or editors.
  • Writers who are widely published in top tier literary journals and/or magazines.

‚ÄčThe deadline to apply for a fellowship is April 15th and winners will be notified by May 1st. Selection will be based on a writing sample and short statement about why you are interested in attending Esalen Writer's Camp. All submissions will be reviewed by Samantha Dunn and the finalists will be selected by Samantha Dunn and the WxW Board of Directors.

Crannóg Call for Submissions (Open for month of March)

Ireland's premier fiction and poetry magazine since 2002. Crannóg’s mission is to publish the work of Irish writers alongside the best available worldwide and to show how well such writing sits with the best available internationally. This has a dual effect of giving writers a world platform to have their work read in print and also brings work of an international standard to the attention of an Irish audience.

The Missouri Review
Miller Audio Prize
(Deadline March 15 – $1000)

The Missouri Review, founded in 1978, is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the United States and for the past thirty-four years we’ve upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the very best writers first. We are based at the University of Missouri and publish four issues each year. Each issue contains approximately five new stories, three new poetry features, and two essays, all of which is selected from unsolicited submissions sent from writers throughout the world. The Missouri Review welcomes submissions to our 12th Annual Miller Audio Prize.

Poetry: Submit an original poem or collection of poems as a single audio file. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Prose: Submit a short story or piece of creative nonfiction. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Humor: Submit your funniest poem, story, or piece of creative nonfiction. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Audio Documentary: Submit an audio documentary on any subject. Documentaries can be presented in a variety of forms including narrative, interview, or documentary play.

Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline February 21)

From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.

Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, badinage and literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it published the work of writers like A.A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. In 1979, Bill Buford transformed Granta from a student publication to the literary quarterly it remains today. Granta Books came ten years later, quickly becoming one of the most independent-minded and prestigious literary publishers in the UK.

Orion Magazine Call for Entries: The Place Where You Live

Since its inaugural issue, printed in 1982, Orion has explored the ways in which our places—our homes, our neighborhoods, our landscapes—shape us, and what it might mean to care for them in return.

“The Place Where You Live” is an ongoing project (which has appeared in various forms over the years, from print to digital) that’s meant to provide readers with space to record ideas about place: What connects you to your place? What history does it hold for you? What are your hopes and fears for it? What do you do to protect it, or prepare it for the future, or make it better? Click on the map above to find entries from all over the world.

Your contribution can take the form of a short essay of up to 350 words, and may include photographs, a painting, drawing, or handmade map. Also, in a collaboration begun in 2012, some contributors will be invited to read their entries aloud on the nationally syndicated (U.S.) public radio show Living on Earth.

DUM DUM Zine Call for Submissions

publishes experimental lit and art that embraces all creative forms. When we’re not publishing our annual zine, we’re constantly searching for new multi-platform literature and art to share online.

In the past we’ve featured hybrid fiction and poetry, text message interviews, experimental music and art reviews, prank email chains, crowd-sourced community photo projects, and even serialized radio plays. We are looking for submissions that embody, even transcend these categories, maybe even creating a hybrid of each! Show us what you’ve got! We want you to become part of our growing collective of Dummies.

The Journal Non/Fiction Collection Prize
(Deadline March 1 – $1500)

The award-winning literary journal of The Ohio State University, The Journal contributes significantly toward the literary landscape of Ohio and the nation. The Journal seeks to identify and encourage emerging writers while also attracting the work of established writers to create a diverse and compelling magazine. The Journal has recently had poems reproduced in the Best American Poetry anthology.

The Non/Fiction Collection Prize is awarded annually to a book-length collection of short stories, essays, or a combination of the two. The prize (which in previous iterations was known as the Sandstone Prize and The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction) carries a cash award of $1500 and publication with The Ohio State University Press under its standard contract. The award is open to writers of fiction and creative nonfiction, whether or not they have previously published a book.


Upcoming Deadlines   

Mineral School 2019 Artists Residency (Mineral, WA – Deadline February 15)
YesYes Books 2019 Pamet River Prize and Vinyl 45 Chapbook Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1000 & $250)
Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline February 21)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Memoir - Deadline February 25 – $2500)
Clarion Workshop Call for Applications (Deadline March 1)
The Journal Non/Fiction Collection Prize (Deadline March 1 – $1500)
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
The Missouri Review
Miller Audio Prize
(Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Crannóg Call for Submissions (Open for month of March)
Pembroke Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Esalen Writer's Camp Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline April 15)
Waxwing Call for Submissions (Deadline May 1)
Dorothy Call for Manuscript Submissions (Deadline May 1)
Catapult/Soft Skull Tiny Nightmares Call for Anthology Submissions (Deadline May 1 – $100)

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