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Harvard Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

In 1986 Stratis Haviaras, then Curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room of the Harvard College Library, founded a quarterly periodical called Erato. The purpose of this publication was to publicize the activities of the Poetry Room and create a new forum for discussion of current literary matters and events. The first issue of Erato, which was four pages long, featured a poem by Seamus Heaney, a short piece on Louis Simpson, and a news item from Harvard University Press. Tipped into the issue were three loose-leaf pages of book reviews, including reviews of works by Joseph Brodsky, Marguerite Duras, and Richard Ford.

In the more than two decades since it was launched, Harvard Review has emerged as a major American literary journal. Contributors to the journal include such well-known figures as Arthur Miller, John Updike, Jhumpa Lahiri, J. M. Coetzee, Seamus Heaney, Gore Vidal, Sharon Olds, Yusef Komunyakaa, Andrea Barrett, and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as those making their literary debut. Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to apply; however, we can only publish a very small fraction of the material we receive. 

The Masters Review Anthology Awards for New Writers (Deadline March 31 – $500)

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Our third volume was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection through the INDIEFAB Awards in 2015, and our fourth volume published this fall. The deadline to submit to Volume V is March 31. Guest judge: Amy Hempel.

DUM DUM Zine Call for Submissions 

DUM DUM Zine 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 Missouri Review 9th Annual Miller Audio Prize (Deadline March 15 – $1000)

The winner of each genre (poetry, prose, documentary, humor) receives a prize of $1000 and publication of their award-winning audio piece on The Missouri Review's website and podcast. More than slick production or fancy bells and whistles, we are looking for good, exciting, and compelling writing for all four of our categories. Don’t let the technological aspect scare you—if you can operate an iPhone, you can do it!

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. 

Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 29)

Okey-PankyElectric Literature's weekly online magazine of short, darkly comic, ironic, and experimental fiction, essay, poetry, and graphic narrative—is open for submissions! The word limit is 1500, and there is no submission fee. Put it on your calendar: the mailbox fills up fast. We publish something new every Monday morning. Contributors are paid $100.

Arcadia 2016 Dead Bison Editors' Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Arcadia is given annually for a short story, a work of nonfiction, and a group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to 25 pages of fiction or nonfiction and 10 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee by April 30. The runner-up in each category will also be published. More details on the specific genres can be found on our submission page. 

An independent literary endeavor that's published eclectic art and literature from our home in Oklahoma since 2009, we seek out and put in print the best, regardless of its origin. We're members of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses and and adhere to their Contest Code of Ethics. Entries from friends or family of Arcadia editors will not be considered. Our selection process consists of two rounds. Assistant editors select a number of drafts based on votes, and editors select the winner, runner-up, and eight finalists from those drafts. All stories are read at least twice, and many of those are read more. We're honored to have the chance to read so much fine work.  

Four Way Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)

Four Way Review is a biannual electronic literary journal from non-profit, independent literary publisher Four Way Books. In 2012, we celebrated the Review’s inaugural issue and the 20th anniversary of Four Way Books.

Four Way Review accepts poetry and fiction from both established and emerging authors. We look for work that demonstrates fine attention to craft while retaining a powerful and compelling voice.  We want writing that showcases the imagination’s unique ability to refine the raw materials of human experience.

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Awards (Deadline February 15)

The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984. Our location--situated along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic village of Johnson, Vermont--was chosen with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains.

Over the last 30 years, VSC has grown to become the largest international artists' and writers' residency program in the United States. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. 


Upcoming Deadlines

Barrelhouse Call for Blog Submissions (Theme: The Weirdest Love of All – Deadline February 14)
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Awards (Deadline February 15)
The Journal Non/Fiction Collection Prize (Deadline February 15 – $1500)
SubTerrain Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Secrets – Deadline February 15)
Fiction International Call for Submissions (Theme: Taboo – Deadline February 15)
Indiana Review and Indiana University Press Blue Lights Book Prize (Deadline February 15 – $2000 plus publication)
Tin House Call for Submissions (Theme: Sex, Again? – Deadline February 28)
Okey-Panky Call for Submissions (Deadline February 29)
Slice Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Four Way Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)
Hunger Mountain Annual Writing Contests (Deadline March 1 – $1000)
The Stockholm Review of Literature Call for Submissions (Deadline March 5)
The Kerouac Project Writer-in-Residence Position (Orlando, FL – Deadline March 13)
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 Masters Review Anthology Awards for New Writers (Deadline March 31 – $500)

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