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Submission Sunday 3.6.16

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The Carson McCullers Center Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers (Columbus, GA – Deadline April 1) 

Named in honor of Carson's parents, The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers was inspired by McCullers' experience at the Breadloaf Writer's Conference in Vermont and, especially, the Yaddo Arts Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. To honor the contribution of these writers' residences to McCullers' work, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians awards fellowships for writers to spend time in McCullers' childhood home in Columbus, Georgia. The fellowships are intended to afford the writers in residence uninterrupted time to dedicate to their work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.

The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers will be offered for the fall semester of 2016, the fellowship to begin the first of September and to end the first of December. During this period of time, the Smith/McCullers Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers' childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House. The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals. Fellowship recipients will be required to introduce or advance their work through reading or workshop/forum presentations. The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency. 

Beacon Street Prize
(Deadline April 30 – $1000)

Redivider is a nationally distributed journal of new art and literature produced by and representing the graduate students in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing program at Emerson College in Boston. Published twice a year, we welcome art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions from new, emerging, and established artists and writers. Redivider strives to showcase the very best previously unpublished art and literature we can find; to actively engage the broader literary community, and to support and nurture that community in our pages and beyond; to welcome and serve historically underrepresented voices, including those marginalized due to class, gender, race, and sexuality; and, above all, to give good art and literature a good home.

We launched the Beacon Street Prize in 2012, in honor of our 10th anniversary, and writers and readers responded with such enthusiasm that we now hold it annually. Welcoming submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, the 2016 contest will open February 15 and close April 30. The $20 entry fee includes a complementary one-year print subscription to 
Redivider, and will qualify each short story, essay, or poem $1,000 each and publication in Issue 14.1 (our Winter 2016 issue).

apt Call for Submissions (Deadline October 15)

apt is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. We published twenty-four online issues between 2005-2010. In 2011, we moved to an hybrid print/online format. We publish work online every week and a print issue every winter/spring. 

Our journal is not called apartment. Nor is it an acronym. Please don’t call it apartment magazine. Please don’t call it ay-pee-tee. We chose the name apt for its definition: 1/appropriate or suitable in the circumstances (i.e., apropos), 2/quick to learn (i.e., astute) 3/having a tendency to do something (i.e., likely to enact change). Further, we don’t capitalize the name. We won’t stand on ceremony about it if you capitalize the name, but if you’re asking for our preference, we prefer it lowercase.

Sarabande Books 2016 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction (Deadline April 30 – $2000)

Stacy D’Erasmo is judging our 2016 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. The prize includes a $2,000 cash award, publication of a collection of short stories, novellas, or a short novel, and a standard royalty contract. 

Sarabande Books was founded in 1994 by Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner to publish poetry, short fiction, and essay; to disburse these works with diligence and integrity; and to serve as an educational resource for readers, students, and teachers of creative writing. First titles appeared in 1996, and the press currently has more than 220 titles under contract or in print, many of them prize-winning. Sarabande authors and staff members conduct an estimated 225 readings, workshops, and lectures per year, and they strive to make their programs and services accessible to all.

New Ohio Review Call for Submissions and 2016 Prizes (Deadline April 15)

New Ohio Review is a publication of Ohio University's Creative Writing Program.

We accept literary submissions in any genre; however we do not accept unsolicited translations. We do not reprint previously published work. Our reading periods are September 15th to December 15th, and January 15th to April 15th, but we will consider work year-round from subscribers.

New Ohio Review’s contributors receive a payment of $10/page for prose and $15/page for poetry, $30 minimum, in addition to two copies of the issue and a one-year subscription.

Emerging Writer's Contest
(Deadline May 15 – $1000)

Since 1971, Ploughshares has been committed to promoting the work of up-and-coming writers. Over the years, Ploughshares has helped launch the careers of great writers like Edward P. Jones, Sue Miller, Mona Simpson, Tim O’Brien, and many more. 

In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission, the Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000 and publication in the literary journal.  We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published or self-published a book.

Rabbit Catastophe Press Real Good Poem Prize (Deadline June 30 – $2000) 

Judge: Kiki Petrosino

Introducing our first annual single poem contest.  $2,000 for the winning poem, plus 25 original limited edition broadsides and publication in Rabbit Catastrophe Review. Finalists may also be published in RCR. Send up to three (30 line limit for each individual poem) REAL GOOD POEMS. A fee of $20 includes a one year subscription to Rabbit Catastrophe Review. It also includes you in the RabCat community. All members receive feedback on their regular, non-contest submissions to RCR.

Rabbit Catastrophe Press in dedicated to publishing writers marginalized from mainstream literary communities. If you are queer, of color, trans, differently abled, or otherwise commonly excluded, we encourage you to submit. Any optional, personal information is welcome in your cover letter and will be kept confidential. While our goal is to find and celebrate an exceptional poem, we want to make it clear that Rabbit Catastrophe is a welcoming place for all writers.

Juniper Summer Writing Institute Scholarships and Grants (Amherst, MA – Deadline March 15)

Every summer, the Juniper Institute gathers a community of writers to explore the creative process and develop new approaches to the craft of writing. Hosted by the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Juniper is a weeklong immersion in the writer’s life, June 19-26, 2016. It is time out for you and your writing, time for wild invention, and to become part of a diverse community of acclaimed and emerging writers from all walks of life.

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute is an inclusive literary space that welcomes adult writers from different genres at all stages of their careers. Acceptance to the Institute is based upon the strength and promise of the writing sample.

The Institute awards five work-study* scholarships of 50% tuition remission, several sponsored scholarships in the amount of $500 (each offered by one of our wonderful literary scholarship sponsors), and one full tuition scholarship sponsored by The Valley Advocate. We especially encourage applicants of diverse life experiences and backgrounds, and those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage or discrimination.

Upcoming Deadlines

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)
Juniper Summer Writing Institute Scholarships and Grants (Amherst, MA – Deadline March 15)
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)
The Carson McCullers Center Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers (Columbus, GA – Deadline April 1) 
New Ohio Review Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
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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