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Submission Sunday 7.10.16

Poetry Prize
(Deadline July 15 – $10,000)

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2015 we published 23 poems that had been submitted to the contest from almost 4,000 entries.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most inspiring contests around. Past winners have included a retired teacher, a lawyer, and several students. It’s fair, it’s friendly, and you win a print subscription to Rattle even if you don’t win.

Squawk Back Call for Submissions 

We read year round. All first-time submitters will hear back from us within two weeks. Those previously published in Squawk Back will wait a bit longer, as their submissions do, unfortunately, go to the bottom of a pile, owing to that we try very hard to feature new contributors in every issue.

We primarily publish fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. We do not publish plays or screenplays, but we may consider monologues. We will consider excerpts from unpublished novels, poetry collections &c, but please do not submit entire books.

Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Contest (Deadline October 1 – $1000)

Guest Judge: Anthony Marra, winner of the 2016 National Magazine Award for Fiction. The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor; ICM; the Wylie Agency; Regal Literary; Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency; Markson Thoma Literary Agency; Inkwell Management; Sterling Lord Literistic; Aitken Alexander Associates; Barer Literary; the Gernert Company; and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.

In 1997, Francis Ford Coppola launched Zoetrope: All-Story, a quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays. It has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today's most promising and significant writers: Mary Gaitskill, David Mamet, Ha Jin, Elizabeth McCracken, Yiyun Li, Don DeLillo, Andrew Sean Greer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Woody Allen, Yoko Ogawa, David Means, Susan Straight, Charles D'Ambrosio, David Bezmozgis, Neil Jordan, and Haruki Murakami among them. 

InfectiveINk Call for Submissions 

InfectiveINk.com is the expansion and consumption of the fiction section at NaughtyGirlx.com. NGX was dedicated to humour and found that the majority of the fiction we rejected was really quite good, but did not meet our humour requirement. Turning away wonderful stories soon became tiresome, and the seed of Infection was born. We would be a repository for all sorts of fiction, all genres and styles - the idea was then warped into something that would keep us compelled long into the future.

Instead of focusing on genre or style, we inspect themes and universes. We hope to release anthologies that read like quirky experimental novels - all based on the same prompt, featuring perhaps the same characters, but with varied genres and styles.

Gigantic Sequins Fifth Annual Flash Fiction & Poetry Contests (Deadline July 15 – $100)

Gigantic Sequins is happy to be your favorite black & white print literary arts journal. GS was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Philadelphia, and currently lives primarily in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, with outposts throughout the US in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, & more. We're known for the quality fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, art, & comics we print as well as our unique design & aesthetic. 

Our editors like to publish writers & artists who have their hands in various sorts of figurative creative cookie jars, as well as writers & artists at a variety of different stages in their careers. We publish two issues each year, one in the summer and one in the winter. Our all-volunteer staff helps cultivate a space for writing & art that reaches beyond the printed literary arts & into other parts of our neighborhoods. We aim to be the print literary arts journal on your shelf that starts a lasting conversation. You can't dog-ear the best poem in your favorite online literary journal, so support this independent literary arts venture & others like it.

 magazine welcomes submissions for short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We're looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share—basically any work that really knocks our socks off. We're not drawn to experimental or heavy-handed genre fiction. The best way to get a sense of Slice's content is to read the magazine. At the core, Sliceaims to bridge the gap between emerging and established authors by offering a space where both are published side-by-side. In each issue, a specific cultural theme becomes the catalyst for articles and interviews from renowned writers and lesser known voices alike. Along with these pieces, we publish fiction and poetry that isn’t bound by the theme—we simply look for works by writers who promise to become tomorrow’s literary legends. We offer all contributors ofSlice a monetary award for their work ($250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems).

Slice publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by emerging writers who haven't appeared in previous issues of the magazine. This way, we continue to pave space for brand new voices readers may not have encountered yet.

Verse 2016 Tomaž Šalamun Prize (Deadline July 15 – $1000)

The Tomaž Šalamun Prize honors the great Slovenian poet whose work and example inspired several generations of poets around the world. Because Tomaž was especially supportive of emerging poets, the Tomaž Šalamun Prize is open to poets of any age who have published no more than two full-length poetry collections. (Publishing multiple chapbooks or books in other genres is not a disqualification.) 

$1000 plus publication in Verse for a chapbook-length portfolio (20-40 pages) – Judge: Dara Wier

Previous publication is not a requirement. Translations into English are acceptable if the author is still living and has not published more than two full-length collections. Prose poetry and hybrid forms are also acceptable.

The Coachella Review Call for Submissions

Welcome to The Coachella Review—a literary arts journal nestled in the Coachella valley, but with an eye towards writers and readers around the globe. As a vibrant online multimedia magazine, TCR is free to all and aims to showcase the best of what is possible on the web, where visual and auditory arts can coexist with poetry and prose in lively ways that enrich the reader’s interaction with a magazine. Located close to Los Angeles, we also have a keen interest in screenplays and one-act plays, and a relationship with the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Basically, if you can imagine it and make it, we are probably interested in checking it out! Our only criteria is quality. Knock us over, because that’s why we’re here. The Coachella Review accepts original work that is vibrant, thoughtful, and precise. Whether your work is innovative or traditional, we strive to celebrate writing that holds readers in awe. 

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