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Fiction Attic Press Call for Anthology Submissions

Seeking great stories for our forthcoming anthology, Tall Tales: Weird & Wonderful Stories From Fiction Attic Press. Sure, we like realism, but for this anthology, we are looking for stories that surprise and delight us, stories that take us somewhere completely unexpected. Think Julio Cortazar, Ursula LeGuin, Kelly Link, George Saunders…and you!

Stories should be between 1500 and 5,000 wordsThe winning story will receive $50 and publication. All stories will be considered for publication in the anthology. (We will be publishing a total of 20 stories). See also the Flash Fiction, First Novel, and Debut Story Collection contests.

Florida Review 2016 Editors' Awards (Deadline March 31 – $1000)

Welcome to The Florida Review, the literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida. Our artistic mission is to publish the best poetry and prose written by the world's most exciting emerging and established writers. 

Literary Orphans Call for Submissions 

The primary mission of Literary Orphans is to function as a collaborative writing and arts platform, designed to present original literary work of quality, illuminated by cutting-edge photography and art, to as large of an audience as possible.

Our secondary mission is to provoke and expand the minds of our audience through both textual and visual means; celebrating individualism with a belief that such exposure will instigate a flowering of personal agency and along with it, contribute to new and progressive understandings of social diversity across geographic spaces.

Literary Orphans has its roots as a short fiction and art magazine, and within that Derridean binary, fiction comes first. Yeah. If we're forced to pick sides we'd leave art on the Titanic, but we'd still love it, too; really, and we'd have horribly bad nightmares while we spent a blissful life raising fiction up to be an astronaut. 

Ninth Letter's 2016 Literary Awards (Deadline April 29 – $1000) 

Ninth Letter is pleased to announce our fourth annual Literary Awards competition! We'll be accepting entries from March 4, 2016 to April 29, 2016 for our Literary Awards in three categories: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction. The winner selected in each category will receive a $1000 prize and publication in our Fall/Winter 2016-17 issue (vol. 13, no. 2).

Ninth Letter is a collaborative arts and literary project produced by the Graduate Creative Writing Program and School of Art & Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Edited and designed by faculty and students as part of the core curricula of both programs, the journal's mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design. Our electronic version, based here at ninthletter.com, exists as a complement to our print publication rather than as a digital replica. In addition to providing information about about our journal and our educational mission, this site also features original digital art, as well as audio and video podcasts of material related both to the print publication and to arts and humanities events in Urbana-Champaign and the surrounding region.

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition
(Deadline March 31 – $250)

Carrot Ranch Communications and the Congress of Rough Writers invite you to participate in a flash fiction competition where everyone wins. "Four Paws for Noah" is a fundraiser for Noah Ainslie, a nine-year-old boy with Autism who is in the process of receiving a service dog. Appa, Noah’s dog friend, will ease Noah’s transitions from subject to subject, space to space and improve his access to the joys of childhood through anxiety intervention. All submission fees directly support Noah and Appa on their journey through a better life together. You can read more about this dynamic duo on their GoFundMe page.

The first prize winner of this competition will receive $250 to grease their pockets, publication on the Carrot Ranch Communications website as well as publication in the newly launched Carrot Ranch e-newsletter. Two runners up will also be selected for publication and public praise.

Hourglass Literary Magazine Short Story, Essay, and Poem Competition (Deadline May 31 – $1000)

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine which is being published in print and digital form in English as well as the languages of the region (BCMS).

The magazine’s annual contest calls for participation by authors writing in English and in the BCMS languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, and Montenegro. The contest is international in format, and there are no geographical restrictions so long as the submissions are in one of the languages specified.

We want to achieve intercultural mélange, first and foremost literary, that is: we will pose a series of questions on the pages of Hourglass Literary Magazine, such as: what are poetics and formal solutions and (pre)dominant themes of authors who write in English, that is languages ​​of the region (BCMS)?! What remained of post-modernism, textual acrobatics and semantic gymnastics (John Barth, Robert Coover, Ronald Sukenick etc.)? “Return to tradition”? How “Beat” generation echoes in works of contemporary writers? From Borges, through the novel and the emergence of the novel In Cold Blood by Truman Capote to Danilo Kis – interpolation? Where do we write from? What do we write about when we write about love?

Proximity Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: Reunion – Deadline April 15)

For its 11th issue, Proximity is looking for true stories that explore the theme of REUNION, in personal essays, images, reportage, and multimedia. REUNION, n: the act of two or more people coming together after a separation; the process of being brought together again as a unified whole. 

To reunite can be an act of homecoming, reconnection, or reconciliation. We’re looking for true stories that explore reunions among people, reunions of ideas, personal reunions of belief or identity. We’re seeking a diverse collection of true stories that approach the theme of REUNION from diverse and creative perspectives, and we encourage nonfiction storytelling in a wide range of forms. Do you have a REUNION story to share? We want to read it (or see it, or take a listen).

Proximity Magazine Personal Essay and Narrative Journalism Prizes (Deadline August 1 – $200)

As we prepare for Issue 12, we are celebrating our third year of publication with the launch of Proximity’s annual contest. Out of respect (and love) for the wide spectrum of creative nonfiction, we’ve decided to split this contest in two, affording us the opportunity to recognize the best in both personal and documentary storytelling. We’re pleased to announce the following two prizes and their judges: Paul Lisicky and Bronwen Dickey.

Prize Issue Theme: INSIDE | OUT

Who is inside and who is outside? This is a question that can resonate for writers on every level: the literary, the social, the political. A respected poetry anthology grapples with an insider who controversially poses as an outsider. An American presidential election is awash in words like ‘walls,’ ‘them’, ‘us.’ Hundreds of thousands of people are trying to reach new countries by boat, by foot, by whatever means, unwanted and unsafe in both their homes and their destinations.

We’re interested in true stories that push our understanding of what it means to be INSIDE and what it means to be OUTside. Where do you feel IN and where do you feel OUT, and what does this even mean? Show us where you’re lost, you’re unknown, you’re on the outside looking in–or deep-dive into spaces in which you’re deeply known but can see the barriers that creates for others. We’re not looking for perfect pictures; we’re looking for authentic and complex portraits of personal experiences being INSIDE | OUT in America and beyond. Take us inside issues, cultures, and sub-culture; push and play with form; find unique ways into unique subjects.


Upcoming Deadlines

Granta Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Florida Review 2016 Editors' Awards (Deadline March 31 – $1000)
The James Franco Review Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition (Deadline March 31 – $250)
The Masters Review Anthology Awards for New Writers (Deadline March 31 – $500)
The Carson McCullers Center Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers (Columbus, GA – Deadline April 1) 
New Ohio Review Call for Submissions and 2016 Prizes (Deadline April 15)
Proximity Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: Reunion – Deadline April 15)
Ninth Letter's 2016 Literary Awards (Deadline April 29 – $1000) 
Redivider Beacon Street Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Arcadia 2016 Dead Bison Editors' Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature Call for Submissions (Deadline April 30)
Sarabande Books 2016 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline April 30 – $2000)

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