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A Public Space
Call for Submissions
(Deadline April 15)

A Public Space is an independent nonprofit publisher of an eponymous award-winning literary, arts, and culture magazine, and A Public Space Books. Under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes since 2006, it has been our mission to seek out overlooked and unclassifiable work, and to publish writing from beyond established confines. A Public Space offers three fellowships annually to fiction and nonfiction writers who have not yet published a book-length work. Fellows are selected through an open application each fall.

The 2019 Gulf Coast Prizes
(Deadline April 15 – $1500)

Judges: Garth Greenwell, Leslie Jamison, Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Entries for Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry are accepted annually between March 1 and May 1. The contest awards $1,500 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner in each genre. Two honorable mentions in each genre are awarded $250. All entries are considered for publication and the entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast.

Begun by Donald Barthelme and Phillip Lopate, Gulf Coast is the nationally-distributed journal housed within the University of Houston's English Department, home to one of the US's top ranked creative writing programs. We seek to promote and publish quality literature in our local and national communities while simultaneously teaching excellence in literary publishing to graduate and undergraduate students. While we are committed to providing a balanced combination of literary approaches and voices, all of the editorial positions are two-year terms, thus ensuring a regular turnover in the specific personality and style of the journal. In addition, Gulf Coast differs from many other literary journals in its commitment to exploring visual art and critical art writing. The journal has always featured portfolios by two artists, along with short introductions from critics familiar with their work.

Call for Submissions

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, many NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar, and Japan. We have also featured numerous previously-unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career. Over the past year Brevity has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month. Authors are paid a $45 honorarium for featured essays and craft essays. We are not currently able to pay for book reviews.

Cosmonauts Avenue 2019 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline April 15 – $500)

JUDGE: Esmé Weijun Wang

Cosmonauts Avenue is an online, monthly literary journal run by women and non-binary folks dedicated to elevating and amplifying underrepresented voices. We publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, and more, from writers around the world, in English and in translation. Submissions are free and always will be. This is one way we hope to remain accessible to all writers, whether new or emerging or established.

We are committed to providing a platform for folks who are marginalized in the literary community, including but not limited to people of color, ciswomen, trans men and women, nonbinary people, members of the LGBTQIA community, and people with disabilities. We want to elevate underrepresented voices and include a wide range of identities and experiences. We want work that pays careful attention to craft while remaining urgent and surprising. As Beyoncé might say, we want your most flawless work. We can’t wait to read it. We believe in you.

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
was founded in 2010 as an online and print literary and arts journal. We take our title from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and include the full archives of our predecessor Moon Milk Review. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental. We appreciate fusion forms including magical realist, surrealist, meta- realist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences. Our issues include original content from both emerging and established writers, poets, artists and comedians such as authors, Rick Moody, Cris Mazza, Steve Almond, Stephen Dixon, poets, Moira Egan and David Wagoner and actor/comedian, Zach Galifianakis.

Currently, Eckleburg runs online, daily content of original fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, and more with featured artwork—visual and intermedia—from our Gallery. We run annual print issues, the Eckleburg Reading Series (DC, Baltimore and New York), as well as, the annual Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction, first prize $1000 and print publication, guest-judged by award-winning authors such as Rick Moody and Cris Mazza.

The Florida Review Annual Editors' Awards (Deadline April 15 – $1000)

The Florida Review publishes exciting new work from around the world from writers both emerging and well known. We are not Florida-exclusive, though we acknowledge having a jungle mentality and a preference for grit, and we have provided and continue to offer a home for many Florida writers. We have been in more or less continuous semi-annual print publication since 1975 and in 2017 added a new literary supplement in Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, which features new literary works on a weekly basis, as well as author interviews, book reviews, digital storytelling, visual arts, and short film.

Each year between January 1 and April 15, we accept submissions to our three Editors’ Awards contests in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry. Each winner receives publication in The Florida Review and $1,000 (upon publication). We also frequently recognize and publish one or more finalists in each genre.

Contrary Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)

Contrary® was founded in 2003 at the University of Chicago by students and alumni of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. It was quickly embraced and has been abundantly nourished by graduates of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program. It now operates independently and without a thought of profit on the South Side of Chicago and publishes writers from throughout the world.

The first problem is the “Contrary” above the content. Why is it called Contrary, you might ask, when some of its content isn’t? We have a contemplation to confront this contradiction: we insist that all of our content is contrary. And, we insist, so is all of yours. Doesn’t it seem possible that all content is contrary, that there is no for, there is only against? Why else does the word contrary, so openly against something, have no antonym? What opposes contrary? Nothing. That which opposes contrary, by opposing, becomes contrary.

Besides, we tend to think contrarily, and we hope our magazine expresses contrarities that otherwise might go unexpressed: writings and images that confront entities, voids, and the edges of their own categories. As for that poetic nothing, the “Journal of Unpopular Discontent,” we conceal our dreams in the double negative, hoping to become a journal of popular content.

Idyllwild Arts Writers Week Fellowship
(July 1-5, 2019 – Deadline April 15)

Writers from around the world have found a special home at Idyllwild Arts. For decades, it has gathered thoughtful, provoking, and notable guests—among them Ray Bradbury, Norman Corwin, Lucille Clifton, Sharon Olds, Terrance Hayes, Billy Collins, Ted Kooser, Philip Levine, David St. John, and Natasha Trethewey. Join us to be inspired and challenged by world-class voices at our annual Writers Week.

We will be accepting submissions from February 1 through April 15; selections will be announced on May 1—six fellowships will be awarded. We are accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submit a 10 page work sample. By submitting work, you confirm that you will attend the 2019 Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts if selected. The fellowship covers tuition, meals and housing on campus. Fellowship recipients are responsible for their own transportation to and from Idyllwild, CA. Applicants must be over 18 years of age.


Upcoming Deadlines   
A Public Space Call for Submissions (Deadline April 15)
The 2019 Gulf Coast Prizes (Deadline April 15 – $1500)
Esalen Writer's Camp Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline April 15)
Cosmonauts Avenue 2019 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline April 15 – $500)

MacDowell Colony Fellowships
(Peterborough, NH – Deadline April 15)

The Florida Review Annual Editors' Awards (Deadline April 15 – $1000)
Idyllwild Arts Writers Week Fellowship (July 1-5, 2019 – Deadline April 15)
The Frost Place Latinx and Gregory Pardlo Scholarships (Franconia, NH – Deadline April 15)
DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest (Deadline April 26 – $1000)
CRAFT Short Fiction Prize (Deadline April 30 – $2000)
Redivider Beacon Street Prize (Deadline April 30 – $1000)
Blood Orange Review Inaugural Literary Contest (Deadline April 30 – $500)
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)
Contrary Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline June 1)
The Wax Paper
Call for Submissions
(Deadline June 30)

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