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Submission Sunday 6.24.18

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The Wild: Artist In Residence Call for Applications
(Amalfi Coast – Deadline July 9)

At The Wild: Artist In Residence, we provide artists with space and support by sharing our remarkable land, inspiring accommodations, professional studios, vibrant community, resources and experience. We collaborate with artists to create an inclusive, immersive, career propelling platform and archive from their residency in our wild places. Wandering through the wilds of 'The Divine Coast' and UNESCO World Heritage Site, immersed in the natural and cultural wonders of this vertical landscape, a small group of creative thinkers will be invited to make pilgrimage to the winding cliffs near one of the smallest villages in Italy. Beyond these wilds, we explore Ravello, Atrani, La Valle Dragone, Maiori, Minori, Furore, Positano, and the famous il Sentiero Degli Dei: the Walk Of The Gods trail high above the Tyrrhenian Sea.

In the Wilds of Amalfi (October 1–8, 2018), we will immerse ourselves in the sensory pleasures of our natural surroundings and connect with the wild energies that nurture creation through educational wild plant hikes, farm visits, shared meals, and trips to the trails, towns, and beaches that dot this wild coast. While our schedule favours free time for internal and external exploration, our time together will serve to introduce like minds and form new connections, infusing our awareness with exponential perspective and sense of possibility.

The Feminist Press Louise Meriwether First Book Prize (Deadline June 30 – $5000 plus publication)

The prize was founded in 2016 to honor author Louise Meriwether by publishing a debut work by a woman or nonbinary author of color. The prize is granted to a manuscript that follows in the tradition of Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner, one of the first contemporary American novels featuring a young black girl as the protagonist. Meriwether’s groundbreaking text inspired the careers of writers like Jacqueline Woodson and Bridgett M. Davis, among many others. The prize continues this legacy of telling much-needed stories that shift culture and inspire new writers.

First time authors, submit your complete manuscript, either fiction or nonfiction (such as: novel, memoir, short story collection, biography, manifesto, or other work of nonfiction), of 30,000 to 80,000 words. One winner will be awarded a $5,000 advance (half at the time of the initial award and half upon publication) and a contract to publish their book with the Feminist Press in print and digital editions in spring 2020. We expect to work closely with the winner and provide editorial guidance on their manuscript.

The Suburban Review Call for Submissions (Deadline July 1)

The Suburban Review is a literary collective that worships creativity. We publish a quarterly digital journal of short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art. Send us work that will open our minds and hearts. Show us life, the world, the universe. Make us swoon, make us rage, make us laugh. We want your words.

We’re based in Narrm Melbourne but we’re interested in publishing the work of writers from all over Australia and the world. We praise creativity, adore the tongue-in-cheek, and love having our hearts broken again and again. 

Creative Nonfiction Call for Column Pitches

Have an idea for a literary timeline? An opinion on essential texts for readers and/or writers? An in-depth, working knowledge of a specific type of nonfiction? Pitch us your ideas; Creative Nonfiction is now accepting query letters for various sections of the magazine.

Please note that we are especially--though not exclusively--interested in pitches that overlap with our upcoming themes: Science & Religion (Fall 2017); Monsters or Dangerous Creations (Winter 2018); Starting Over (Spring 2018); Risk (Summer 2018). Queries only. Please do not send completed pieces. Please do not send attachments. Please send brilliant ideas and a solid plan for turning said brilliant ideas into brilliant pieces of writing.

Fifth Wednesday Journal Call for Submissions

Submissions to the fall 2018 issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal are now open. Please be aware that we are featuring writers of Mexican heritage in the issue. Residents of the United States and Mexico are encouraged to submit their work. We are committed to the proposition that immigration brings new creativity, new ideas, and new intellectual and cultural strength to every facet of our life as Americans. We know that those young residents now identified as DACA youth will continue this tradition. They have grown to adulthood in the United States; they are “Americans” who bring with them a diverse cultural history very closely linked with our own, one that adds its own richness to ours. We are seeking writing for the fall issue that will demonstrate the benefits of adhering to our tradition of inclusion and expansion of the meaning of citizenship.

Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 1 – $500) 

Each year from May 15 to August 1, Prairie Schooner accepts submissions to the Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest, open to all types of creative nonfiction essays, up to 5,000 words. The entry fee is $18. Winner receives $500 and publication in the following Spring issue.

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Prairie Schooner is published in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Press and the Creative Writing Program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department and is endowed by the Glenna Luschei Endowed Editorship and Fund for Excellence at Prairie Schooner.

Blood Orange Review Call for Submissions (Opens August 1)

Blood Orange Review publishes emerging and established writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our editors look for compelling voices and work that demonstrates attention to craft. We want writing that changes us and challenges us to redefine our sense of perspective. We thrill when we publish someone for the first time, and though our journal is modestly sized and our selection is competitive, we encourage writers to submit.

Blood Orange Review was founded by Stephanie Lenox and H.K. Hummel, and its inaugural issue appeared online in April 2006. The first thirty issues encompass over 200 writers and artists. In 2008, Bryan Fry, an English Department faculty member at Washington State University, joined the editorial team and established a student internship, which allowed the journal to serve as an educational tool for students interested in editing.

Elsewhere Studios Residency Program Call for Applications
(Paonia, CO – Deadline July 7)

The Residency Program provides space and time for artists. We welcome visual artists, writers, composer/musicians, performance artists at any stage of their careers as well as scientists, activists, teachers, students, or any kind of creative thinker interested in exploring and expanding their work in a unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere consists of artistically crafted and unique living and studio spaces. Time spans are individually based - 1 to 6 months, accommodating 4 to 6 artists at a time.

Elsewhere is a choose-your-own-adventure style residency. Situated in downtown Paonia, the spaces are versatile, providing residents with opportunities to connect and interact with other artists in the community, to create or participate in art exhibitions, and to teach classes or workshops. Elsewhere Studios is a not-for-profit organization and we aspire to keeping this experience accessible to all artists. Therefore, we have set the residency fees on a sliding scale starting at between $600 and $850 per month (depending on space).


Upcoming Deadlines 

The Feminist Press Louise Meriwether First Book Prize (Deadline June 30 – $5000 plus publication)
Radar Poetry
Call for Submissions & Coniston Prize
(Deadlines June 30 & September 1 – $1000)
The Suburban Review
Call for Submissions
(Deadline July 1)
Quarterly West
2018 Chapbook Contest
(Deadline July 1 – $500)
Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon
(Deadline July 1 – $1000)
PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship
(Deadline July 1 – $10,000)
NPR and the John Alexander Project Above the Fray Fellowship
(Deadline July 1)
Elsewhere Studios Resdiency Program Call for Applications (Paonia, CO – Deadline July 7)
The Wild: Artist In Residence Call for Applications
(Amalfi Coast – Deadline July 9)
The Los Angeles Review
Summer 2018 Literary Awards (Deadline July 14 – $1000 plus publication)
Creative Nonfiction
Call for Submissions
(Theme: Let's Talk About Sex – Deadline July 16 – $1000)
Cosmonauts Avenue 2018 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline July 23 – $500)
Prairie Schooner
Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest
(Deadline August 1 – $500)
Gimme the Loot: Stories Inspired by The Notorious B.I.G.
Call for Submissions
(Deadline October 1)

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