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CRAFT Short Fiction Prize (Deadline April 30 – $2000)

Welcome to our fiction contest! We are thrilled to have Jim Shepard as the judge for our contest. Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN/New England Award for fiction, and five story collections, including his new collection, The World To Come. Five of his short stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, two for the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Williams College.

Three stories will be selected by Jim Shepard from a short list and published in CRAFT, accompanied by an introduction from Shepard and a craft essay from each author.  Each of the three stories will also be available as downloadable pdfs. The author of the prize-winning story will receive $2000; the two runners-up will receive $500 and $300, respectively. A short list of finalists will be published online.

Brick Call for Nonfiction Submissions

Brick prides itself on publishing the best literary non-fiction in the world, and we are eager to read your freshest, most impeccable, most compelling non-fiction submissions. What is literary non-fiction, you ask? It’s a wider label than you might think.

Love has led Brick to publish essays of every description: on reading, the writing life, literature, art, ideas, travel, science, photography, the perfect ending, dance, sport, music, city-building, food, bathrooms, history . . . and we are always looking for new terrain. We are interested in the singular obsessions that compel you to write. We welcome humour, we welcome depth, we welcome the unclassifiable, and we welcome playfulness with the non-fiction form.

An average issue of Brick will contain essays, reviews, interviews, belle lettres, memoir, translations, and all manner of incidental ephemera. (Brick also contains the odd story or poem or piece of art or photography, but we sadly do not accept such submissions and will return them to you unread.)

Call for Submissions
(Deadline May 30)

LIT: The journal of The New School Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program—promoting innovative art and writing via print and digital publishing. Poetry and prose. Our reading periods are from approximately September to December, then January to May.

The CutBank Chapbook Contest (Deadline March 31 – $1000)

The CutBank Chapbook Contest honors a book of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction by a single author; translations are not eligible for this award. While previously published stand-alone pieces or excerpts may be included in a manuscript, the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Translations and previously self-published collections are ineligible. The winning author receives a $1000 honorarium plus 25 copies of the published book. Two runners-up will be chosen for publication as well.

We're proud of CutBank's forty-plus years as Montana's foremost literary magazine, founded in 1973 by the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana and helmed initially by favorite literary son William Kittredge. We publish two print issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional bias.

Palm Leaf
Call for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for Palm Leaf, an online periodical connected to the Twenty Stories bookstore. We seek work from new & emerging voices. We love writing from unique perspectives. Writing that pushes boundaries. Writing that finds new & inventive ways to use language. Surprise us!

All submissions must be previously unpublished, original work. Translations will be considered when submitted with a copy of the original text. Simultaneous submissions are considered - please notify us immediately if the work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only once a month. We look forward to reading your work!

Michigan Quarterly Review Call for Submissions (Theme: Caregiving and Caregivers – Deadline March 31)

For our Fall 2018 issue, Michigan Quarterly Review seeks submissions on the theme of Caregiving and Caregivers. The issue will be guest edited by Heather McHugh. We particularly encourage submissions from writers and artists who are themselves active caregivers.

MQR is an eclectic interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture that seeks to combine the best of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with outstanding critical essays on literary, cultural, social, and political matters. The flagship journal of the University of Michigan, MQR draws on lively minds here and elsewhere, seeking to present accessible work of all varieties for sophisticated readers from within and without the academy.

Hypertext Magazine
Call for Submissions
(Deadline March 31)

Since 2010, Hypertext Magazine has been publishing stories, essays, and interviews by writers who take chances, push forms, and see things differently. We’re suckers for stories from and about all ages and types of people, stories that change the way we view the world.

In addition to startling, vibrant, surprising fiction and essays, Hypertext is looking for serial fiction and graphic novels, editorial cartoons, and interviews. If you have ideas for any of these forms, just email us and your idea will be considered. Submissions for Hypertext Review, our print issue, will be accepted September 2017 through March 2018.

The Masters Review
Anthology Prize (Deadline March 31 – $500)

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories or essays written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is to showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winners 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 was an honorable mention for best anthology. This year stories will be selected by Rebecca Makkai who will choose ten winners from a shortlist of thirty. This category is open to ALL EMERGING WRITERS. Anyone who has not yet published a novel at the time of submission or whose work has had a circulation below 5000 copies.


Upcoming Deadlines

Submittable 2018 Eliza So Fellowship (Las Vegas, Nevada – Deadline March 25)
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Writers Workshops
(July 8-15, 2018 – Deadline March 28)
AWP Kurt Brown Prizes (Deadline March 30 – $500)
Booth: A Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
Hypertext Magazine
Call for Submissions (Deadline March 31)
The CutBank Chapbook Contest (Deadline March 31 – $1000)
The Masters Review Anthology Prize (Deadline March 31 – $500)
Michigan Quarterly Review
Call for Submissions (Theme: Caregiving and Caregivers – March 31)
Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
A Public Space Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
Salamander Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline April 28)
Tin House Summer Workshop (July 8-15, 2018 – Deadline April 29)
1888 Plaza Literary Prize
(Deadline April 30)
CRAFT Short Fiction Prize (Deadline April 30 – $2000)
Bayou Magazine Call for Submissions
 (Deadline May 1)
The Normal School Nonfiction Series
from Outpost19 Call for Submissions
(Deadline May 1)
Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest (Deadline May 15 – $2000)
LIT Call for Submissions (Deadline May 30)
Kweli Call for Submissions (Deadline May 30)
The Gettysburg Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)
The Threepenny Review
Call for Submissions
(Deadline June 1)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Let's Talk About Sex – Deadline July 16 – $1000)

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