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Hayden's Ferry Review Call for Submissions (Theme: Chaos – Deadline October 1)

Chaos has many meanings. The ancient Greeks saw Chaos as the dark abyss from which life sprung. Mathematicians use Chaos theory to explain how small decisions can give rise to unexpectedly grave consequences. For parents, Chaos is their child’s bedroom, their busy work schedule. Most of us spend our lives trying to ward off Chaos and keep order. But what happens when we no longer avoid Chaos, and instead embrace it? In Issue 56, Hayden’s Ferry Review will celebrate the unordered, the frenzied, the messy, and the “dark, wasteful, wild.” 

Send us your stories, essays, poems, translations, and art that explore the meaning of Chaos. Maybe you have an essay disrupts the conventions of form, or a story that unravels the turmoil in a character’s life. With Chaos comes its antithesis: order, direction, calm. Capture the chaotic in ways we’ve never imagined. The deadline for this call is October 1st.

The Belleville Park Pages Call for Submissions 

The Pages will always be tangible, affordable and fresh. The Belleville Park Pages is a literary publication produced in Paris and London printing the work of contemporary writers. It is released every two weeks and costs €2/£2. Each issue is hand-folded, hand-stamped and hand-packaged with help of other artists in the Paris community.

We met on May 24th, 2013 and discussed how literature for the current reader needed a shake up. We hope to support the writing and reading communities as they develop in the modern world by connecting the printed word with digital media. Stay in touch to see what we do with the Pages.

Boston Review
Aura Estrada Short Story Contest
(Deadline October 1 – $1500)

Judge: Ruth Ozeki
Prize: $1,500

The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the July/August 2015 issue of Boston Review. Runners up may also be published. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words and must be previously unpublished.

A flourishing democracy depends on engaged public discussion of ideas that matter. Boston Review—independent and nonprofit—creates that discussion in print and on the Web, on tablets and in books, and at public events, with a range that extends from politics and economics to ethical and religious thought, from philosophy and science to the imaginative exploration of human experience in great fiction and poetry.

Monkeybicycle Call for Submissions

Monkeybicycle is an online literary journal which is updated almost daily. It is also a print journal, publishing one issue per year. Founded in 2002 in Seattle, WA, Monkeybicycle has continued to publish the absolute highest quality in a wide range of literary categories. Twice, works we’ve published were selected for inclusion in the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies. In 2007, Monkeybicycle became an imprint of Dzanc Books, a bold and flourishing small press in Ann Arbor, MI.

We love all kinds of things. Whatever you feel like sending to us, we'll gladly look it over, regardless of the subject matter. 

Fourth Annual Les Figues Press NOS Book Contest (Deadline September 15 – $1000)

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript. FANNY HOWE will judge. Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee by the deadline, Monday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 (submissions open that day until midnight PST). All entrants will receive one copy of a Les Figues title of their choosing (refer to dropdown menu in submissions form for available titles). To browse Les Figues books, see www.lesfigues.com/books.

Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and all forms not otherwise specified. Beginning in 2013, Les Figues editors select an additional manuscript to be published by the press as the NOS Les Figues Editors’ Selection. Please note: The winning manuscript will be published in a design and format reflective of its content. 

Les Figues Press is a nonprofit literary organization and award-winning, independent publisher of poetry, prose, visual art, conceptual writing, and translation. Based in Los Angeles, our mission is to create aesthetic conversations between readers, writers, and artists. Les Figues Press publishes five to seven books a year and favors projects which push the boundaries of genre, form, and general acceptability. We also curate and host literary events, including readings, conversations, performances, and art salons. Les Figues Press embraces a feminist criticality and editorial vision. We are interested in work that is aware of itself as a textual body within a history and culture marked (like physical bodies) by constructs of gender, race, class, and sexuality.

Gigantic Sequins Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)

Gigantic Sequins is happy to be your favorite black & white print journal, based in Philadelphia with outposts throughout the U.S., such as in Chicago, NYC, and San Francisco. Known for quality writing and visual art as well as unique design and aesthetic, we publish one summer and one winter issue. 

Our editors enjoy publishing writers and artists who have their hands in various sorts of figurative creative cookie jars, and we love to publish writers and artists who are established as well as those just beginning to lend their voice to the larger exosting literary and arts communities.  Our all-volunteer staff helps Gigantic Sequins in cultivating a space for writing and art that reaches beyond purely the literary arts and into other parts of our neighborhoods.  We love what we do. You will too.

The Los Angeles Review Call for Submissions

The Los Angeles Review, established in 2003, is the voice of Los Angeles, and the voice of the nation. With its multitude of cultures, Los Angeles roils at the center of the cauldron of divergent literature emerging from the West Coast. Perhaps from this place something can emerge that speaks to the writer or singer or dancer or wild person in all of us, something disturbing, something alive, something of the possibility of what it could be to be human in the 21st century. We invite both published and emerging writers to submit their work. 

The Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY – Deadline September 15)

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development.  Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. 

Jentel Artist Residency Program lies in the Lower Piney Creek Valley with spectacular views over scoria topped hills to the majestic Big Horn Mountains. The fertile valley grows abundant hay and alfalfa for cattle. Few houses or signs of human existence dot the two mile stretch of Piney Creek that flows through the property. Many reservoirs provide oases for cattle, wildlife, and humans. The seven separate structures which form the residency village architecturally reflect the landscape and agricultural setting. Log faced cabins on the old Collins' ranch serve as office, reception, conference area and writer studios, while a pole barn houses the visual artists studios. The sweeping lines of the Residency echo the surrounding mountains and hills and provide dynamic spaces and living quarters for the residents.

Upcoming Deadlines

Paste Magazine Summer-Themed Writing Contest (Deadline July 23)
Nat. Brut Call for Submissions (First Print Supplement: SALE! – Deadline July 28)
Fence Call for Submissions (Deadline July 31)
Willapa Bay Artist-in-Residence Program (Deadline July 31)
The Scotland Writing Residency (Deadline July 31)
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award (Deadline July 31 – $1500)
The Los Angeles Review/AROHO Orlando Prizes (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Crazyhorse Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Conjunctions:63 Call for Submissions: Speaking Volumes (Deadline July 31)
A Room of Her Own Foundation Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
The Journal of Experimental Fiction 2015 Kenneth Patchen Award (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Slice Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline August 1)
American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest (Early Deadline August 1 – $5000)
StoryQuarterly First Annual Essay Contest (Deadline August 1 – $1000)
The Chattahoochee Review Call for Submissions (Theme Issue: Skin – Deadline August 1)
The Malahat Review Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 1 – $1000 CAD)
Gival Press Short Story Award (Deadline August 8 – $1000)
PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 11)
The Texas Observer 2014 Short Story Contest (Deadline August 11 – $1000)
Indiana Review 2014 Half-K Prize (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
Gigantic Sequins Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
The Bombay Gin Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Caitlin Press Call for Anthology Submissions: Travelling Alone (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Magazine 2014 Fiction and Poetry Chapbook Contests (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Award (Deadline August 31 – £500)
Sport Literate 2014 Creative Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 31 – $500)
Blue Mesa Review Annual Contest (Deadline August 31 – $500)

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