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Glimmer Train
Short Story Award for New Writers
 (Deadline February 29 – $2500)

One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train Stories is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small PressesNew Stories from the MidwestThe PEN/O. Henry Prize StoriesNew Stories from the SouthBest of the WestNew Stories from the Southwest, and Best American Short Stories. This handsome triannual continues to actively champion emerging writers. Forty percent of all the stories presented in the last year were their authors' first stories accepted for print publication. We know how much goes into writing a story you care about, and it is our great pleasure to read your work. Glimmer Train tries to set the bar for treating writers with respect.

Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop at UC San Diego (Deadline March 1)

Clarion is an intensive six-week summer program focused on fundamentals particular to the writing of science fiction and fantasy short stories. It is considered a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Instructors are among the most respected writers and editors working in the field today. Over one third of our graduates have been published and many have gone on to critical acclaim. The list of distinguished Clarion alumni includes Ed Bryant, Octavia Butler, Bob Crais, Cory Doctorow, George Alec Effinger, Nalo Hopkinson, James Patrick Kelly, Vonda McIntyre, Kim Stanley Robinson, Martha Soukup, Kelly Link, Bruce Sterling, and many others.

Clarion participants are selected from applicants who have the potential for highly successful writing careers and who submit writing samples with an application. Some have already been published. Though most come from the United States, students from countries worldwide frequently participate. Clarion students range in age from late teens to those in mid-career, and represent a wide variety of academic and working backgrounds.

The James Franco Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)

This project is about visibility of underrepresented artists and narratives. Not JF.
We have a desire for diverse literature and are questioning literary journals and the publishing industry. What happens when work is considered blindly? What happens when editors are asked to question where their tastes came from?

It seems to us at The James Franco Review, that more needs to be done than just make a commitment to diversity. We need to reimagine literary spaces. The whole publishing system needs to be queered. So a queer living in Seattle took that on and a roving cast of editors help run with it.

Colorado Review Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Deadline March 14 – $2000)

The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction was established in 2004 in memory of Liza Nelligan, a writer, editor, and friend of many in Colorado State University’s English Department, where she received her master’s degree in literature in 1992. By giving an award to the author of an outstanding short story each year, we hope to honor Nelligan’s life, her passion for writing, and her love of fiction. The Nelligan Prize is offered annually. The winner receives a $2,000 honorarium and the story is published in the fall/winter issue of Colorado Review.

Little Patuxent Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)

Little Patuxent Review (LPR) is a biannual print journal with an associated blog, featuring writers and artists from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The mission of LPR Enterprises, Inc. is to promote the tradition of literary and visual arts by creating a spirited magazine, website and social media presence that reflects and draws upon the creativity and diversity of the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, as well as promoting the literary and visual arts throughout community and educational venues.

Luna Luna Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: Relationships & Love – Deadline March 1)

Luna Luna Magazine is a hybrid lifestyle magazine, dreamer's diary and arts journal. While we regularly publish features, essays and interviews on everything from sexuality and witchcraft to career and body positivity, we are intrinsically dedicated to featuring the literary and visual arts. Our content is divided into the light, the dark, and general lifestyle.

Here, readers can indulge in their good and bad sides, in the quiet conversations, the confessions, the uncomfortable, the indulgent and the beautiful. We aim to capture everything that makes our world so powerful: beauty, light, nuance, oddities, opulence, magic and desire.

Literary Death Match's 250-Word Bookmark Contest
(Deadline May 18 – $100)

We’re thrilled to announce Literary Death Match's 250-Word Bookmark Contest judged by the inimitable Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, a.k.a. LDM SF, Ep. 4 champion). The winner will receive $1,000. The two runners-up (runner-ups?) will receive $100. (It's runners-up, by the way.) All finalists will be invited to read at LDM events near where they live. We've created this contest for two reasons:

1. Our live events average 10,000 attendees annually. We want these people leaving our around-the-globe shows with award-winning stories they're certain to read. (Everyone can spare 250 words worth of reading.)

2. LDM is in the midst of a pivot. We're hell bent on creating brilliant content beyond our live shows. This contest will serve as a fundraiser and any proceeds beyond the prize money and printing fees will go towards build LDM's new web site, and help us create digital content for all the world to see. 

The rules are simple: write a story that is no longer than 250 words. You're thinking: but my story is 263 words long! That's okay, right? Nope. It won't fit on the bookmark. 250, please! (Though if your story is perfect and it's 255, we'll see what we can do with the kerning.)

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (Deadline March 15)

As part of the residency program (May 24 – July 12, 2016), each artist is invited to live in one of fives homes that are nestled on 5 acres surrounded by the panoramic mountain views. Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, where the Sonoran and Mojave deserts meet, each home provides quiet seclusion. The region, know for its strange Joshua Trees and giant rock formations called Inselbergs, is a land of surprising variety and complexity; it is a land of extreme fragility. To the close observer, a tiny flower bud or the lizard's frantic dash reveals this desert as a place of beauty and life.

All 2016 chosen artists will receive a scholarship/stipend to be used to deter costs of participating in the program. The residency provides studio spaces and accommodations; scholarship funds can be used toward other expenses such as art materials, transportation, food, etc. Depending on available scholarship funds, 2016 scholarships will amount to between $700- $1,000 per artist.

Upcoming Deadlines

Tin House Call for Submissions (Theme: Sex, Again? – Deadline February 28)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 29)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Deadline February 29 – $2500)
Slice Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Four Way Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Little Patuxent Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Hunger Mountain Annual Writing Contests (Deadline March 1 – $1000)
Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop at UC San Diego (Deadline March 1)
Luna Luna Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: Relationships & Love – Deadline March 1)
The Stockholm Review of Literature Call for Submissions (Deadline March 5)
The Kerouac Project Writer-in-Residence Position (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 13)
Colorado Review Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Deadline March 14 – $2000)
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (Deadline March 15)
Fourth Genre 2016 Steinberg Essay Prize (Deadline March 15)
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Woodside, CA – Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review 9th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000 and more)
Realmwalker Publishing Group Inaugural “Write This Speculative Fiction Novel” Contest! (Deadline March 15 – $5000 advance for the novel plus a three book deal)
Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
The James Franco Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
The Masters Review Anthology Awards for New Writers (Deadline March 31 – $500)
Arcadia 2016 Dead Bison Editors' Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)

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