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Submission Sunday 2.24.19

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Woodside, CA – Deadline March 15)

Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers, as well as from established artists with national and/or international reputations.

Djerassi Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share collegial interaction within a small community of artists. Djerassi Program is located in a spectacular rural setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains over-looking the Pacific Ocean, yet is within easy driving distance of San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area.

The Idaho Review
Call for Submissions (Deadline March 7)

In 1997, English Professor Mitch Wieland approached then-Provost Daryl Jones with the idea to start a new literary journal at Boise State University. The journal was envisioned as a precursor to Boise State's upcoming MFA Program in Creative Writing. The inaugural issue was published in late 1998. From the six short stories in the first issue, three of them made the top 100 stories of the year list in The Best American Short Stories 1998. Over the years, the journal has published emerging writers alongside of established writers.

Our mission is to publish strong, evocative work that belongs to the collective, vast community of writers. As we move forward we intend to broaden our reach. We hope to include writers of different identities—in terms of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ability, language, religion, class, age, education, and region—so that our journal is a representation of the voices present in today’s literary community.

Glimmer Train Call for Final Contests: Fiction and Very Short Fiction (Deadline February 28 – $3000)

So many stories we've read since we started. A person might think they'd begin to seem all the same, but they don't. Without fail, the stories we read each month move, surprise, and change us. We are grateful to the writers for this gift, and to you, dear readers, for completing the circle, for opening yourself to their generous offerings. We two sisters read every story ourselves, and we pay writers over $50,000 a year (almost 3/4 of that to emerging writers).

We will be accepting stories for print publication for the next 3 months. We are eager to read yours! Glimmer Train tries to set the bar for treating writers with respect, and continues—after 28 years —to actively champion emerging writers.

Memoir Mixtapes Call for Submissions (Vol. 9: Family – Deadline March 31)

Memoir Mixtapes is a mashup of the two things we all love to talk about: ourselves and music. Music never fails to evoke real emotions connected to real memories, however fleeting, superficial, profound, blissful, or distressing those emotions might be. We know most of our fellow human beings can relate, and we think sharing the stories we have, along with the songs that conjure them, is a great way to connect with each other while building some pretty groovy (or, at the very least, very “interesting”) playlists in the process.

We want to read your CNF stories and poems about family—not just holiday stories and poems, but all family tales. Tell us about a family vacation you loved or hated. Tell us about your strained relationship with your siblings. Tell us about how you found common-ground with that one cranky grandparent and got them to open up. The options are wide open here! Whether you come from a tight-knit group of weirdos, or are estranged from the people who share your bloodline, or even if you have a different idea of what family means in your life (they do say the blood of the covenant is thicker than that of the womb), we want to hear what you have to say.

Chautauqua Call for Submissions (Deadline April 1)

Chautauqua publishes writing that expresses the values of the Chautauqua Institution, broadly construed: a sense of inquiry into questions of personal, social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic importance—and when, where, and how those values and questions intersect.

The editors of Chautauqua are seeking poems, short stories, essays, and flash that explore boundaries—lines of demarcation that interrupt but also allow for new bridges and crossing points. Submissions should explore the notion of boundaries—personal, spiritual, geographic, social, political. Our interest lies in how characters define and establish borders and if, why, or how they cross them. Thresholds can open into new realms; fractures and rifts can divide us; safe passages can open up in the most unlikely places. When do we strike out looking for new frontiers or adventures? How do we find the path needed to navigate our way home—wherever that is? What does it mean to push a boundary? How does pushing one boundary reshape another? Are we able to bind instead of separate, creating a moment of beauty?

Jet Fuel Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)

Through Lewis University, Jet Fuel Review is run entirely by students under the supervision of faculty advisers Dr. Simone Muench and Dr. Jackie White. In the spirit of journals such as Joliet Junior College’s Wordeater, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Tributaries, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Dear Navigator, Lewis alumna Mary Egan launched a journal run by students with a national scope for publication. Though this journal is run by English majors attending Lewis University, a university nestled in the Midwest, we hope to reach people thousands of miles from our verdant campus by being entirely online.

Plainly said, we have faith in online media, and we think it’s the best way to spread a love of the arts and to connect artists in a community that reaches beyond the boundaries of a physical community. Since fiction, poetry, and artwork are all about breaking down boundaries and pushing past expectations, an online venue is the logical choice for our contributors to reach as many people as possible, and for us to cultivate a creative community for anyone who happens to click on our site and like what they see.

Hunger Mountain Literary Prizes (Deadline March 1 – $1000)

Hunger Mountain holds five annual contests: The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize, The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, The Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, and The International Young Writers Prize. All contests open for submission from October 1 to March 1.

Hunger Mountain was started in 2002 by founding editor Caroline Mercurio through a generous donation from a Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing alumnus. The journal has thrived since then with the assistance of MFA in writing faculty and ongoing support from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, VCFA alums, subscribers and friends of Hunger Mountain.

The Frost Place Latinx and Gregory Pardlo Scholarships (Franconia, NH – Deadline April 15)

The Frost Place is a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts based at Robert Frost’s old homestead, which is owned by the town of Franconia, New Hampshire. Since 1977, The Frost Place has awarded a fellowship each summer to an emerging American poet, including a cash stipend and the opportunity to live and write in the house for several months. In addition, The Frost Place has sponsored an annual Festival and Conference on Poetry for writers seeking classes and workshops with a faculty of illustrious poets, a teachers’ conference, and an advanced seminar.

The Frost Place invites submissions to the first annual Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets. This scholarship, which is funded by an anonymous donor, was named to honor Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and faculty at The Frost Place 2015 Poetry Seminar. The winner will receive a full scholarship to attend the Poetry Seminar (August 4- 10 2019)  at The Frost Place, including room and board (valued at approximately $1,550), and will give a featured reading at the Seminar. The 2019 LatinX Scholarship is designed to encourage the LatinX voice in poetry and the literary arts, both at The Frost Place and in the broader literary community. The winner will receive a full fellowship to attend the Conference on Poetry at The Frost Place, July 6 - 12, 2019, including tuition, room, board, and travel.


Upcoming Deadlines   

Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Memoir - Deadline February 25 – $2500)
Glimmer Train Call for Final Contests: Fiction and Very Short Fiction (Deadline February 28 – $3000)
Clarion Workshop Call for Applications (Deadline March 1)
Hunger Mountain Literary Prizes (Deadline March 1 – $1000)
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 Idaho Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 7)
Jet Fuel Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
The Missouri Review
Miller Audio Prize
(Deadline March 15 – $1000)
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Woodside, CA – Deadline March 15) 
Pembroke Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Memoir Mixtapes Call for Submissions (Vol. 9: Family – Deadline March 31)
Crannóg Call for Submissions (Open for month of March)
Chautauqua Call for Submissions (Deadline April 1)

Esalen Writer's Camp Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline April 15)
The Frost Place Latinx and Gregory Pardlo Scholarships (Franconia, NH – 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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