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Submission Sunday 7.28.19

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The NPR Story Lab Call for Program Pitches

The NPR Story Lab is looking for great ideas. In fact, we’re an idea hub—generating new segments for our news programs, creating radio shows, and launching new podcasts. We want to collaborate with member stations and independent producers. We want to work with new talent that brings a fresh perspective to NPR. We want to keep innovating and leading in the podcast and radio world. The NPR Story Lab is a true creative studio at the heart of NPR, one that fosters experimentation and continues to evolve the sound of public radio. 

NPR is currently accepting applications for new radio shows, podcasts and recurring segments for our news magazine program. Projects can range from being in development to looking for acquisition. We’re searching for ideas that present new voices, explore innovative approaches, and evolve the sound of public radio. We want projects that will appeal to younger and more diverse audiences, and that reflect NPR’s high standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression.

Gold Line Press Chapbook Contests (Deadline August 1 – $500)

Gold Line Press and Ricochet Editions are small presses run by students and alumni of the University of Southern California’s PhD Program in Creative Writing. We seek works of prose that are purposefully planned as chapbooks: novellettes, carefully curated collections of vignettes, short stories, essays, or other projects that take the chapbook format as an instrumental element of their design.

This year’s chapbook judges are Bhanu Kapil (nonfiction), Diana Khoi Nguyen (poetry), and Myriam Gurba (fiction). In January 2020, we will announce contest results by email, as well as on the Gold Line Press site. The winning chapbooks will be published in the fall of that year. Each winner receives $500, publication of her/his perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN, and 10 contributor copies. Gold Line Press sends out 30 copies on behalf of winners to respected literary venues for review.

The Rumpus Call for Submissions (Deadlines July 31 + August 31)

We know how easy it is to find pop culture on the Internet, so we’re here to give you something more challenging, to show you how beautiful things are when you step off the beaten path. The Rumpus is a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how. We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere. We want to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power. Original fiction and poetry accepted through July 31.

This October, we’ll be exploring the theme, "On Monsters." We want to hear about your monsters. Who or what are they? How have you defeated or tamed or reconsidered them? What does it mean to be monstrous yourself? What are you afraid of in the middle of the night, and how do you manage that fear? What makes a monster? Please submit completed essays between 1500–4000 words by August 31.

Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize (Deadline August 15 – $1000)

Any genre for this contest! Each piece should be 500 words or fewer. Founded in 1976, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic.

As a biannual literary review, IR considers previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, and art. IR is edited and managed by Indiana University graduate students and funded mainly by subscriptions, grants, and partial university support.

Tin House YA Fiction Workshop Scholarship
(Newport, OR – November 1-4 – Deadline August 7)

This weekend workshop combines the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in crafting young adult fiction. The program consists of morning workshops with no more than six writers per class, one-on-one meetings with faculty, afternoon craft discussions, and/or generative exercises. Evenings are reserved for conversations by the fire and coastal revelry.

The YA Fiction Workshop is held at the Sylvia Beach Hotel. Located in the Nye Beach district of Newport, OR, the property sits on a 45-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific, with coastal panoramas that include the famed Yaquina Head Lighthouse. A true hotel for book lovers, the Sylvia Beach Hotel offers 21 literary-themed rooms. 

We will be awarding one general scholarship for our 2019 YA Fiction Workshop. A general scholarship includes both tuition and housing + a $100 food stipend. The scholarship recipient will need to provide for their transportation to and from Portland.

Fairy Tale Review Call for Submissions (The Coral Issue – Deadline July 31)

Fairy Tale Review is a literary journal dedicated to publishing new, inclusive, and innovative fairy-tale prose and poetry. Founded in 2005 by Kate Bernheimer, Fairy Tale Review is dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form. Work from Fairy Tale Review has been selected for inclusion in The O. Henry Prize Stories Anthology, Best New American Voices, Best American Fantasy, and listed as “Notable” in Best American Short Stories, among other honors.

Fairy Tale Review will be accepting submissions for our sixteenth print issue, The Coral Issue, from March 27, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Coral Issue will not be themed. However, we invite with special interest environmental fiction, poetry, and essays. Flora and fauna, weather and aura, and so forth.

Columbia Journal
Fall 2019 Contest
(Deadline August 1 – $250)

The Columbia Journal Online Editors are delighted to officially announce that the Columbia Journal Fall Contest is now open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and, for the first time, art. Our judges will be Akil Kumarasamy (fiction), Monica Sok (poetry), Emily Bernard (nonfiction), and Helena Anrather (art). The four winners of the Fall Contest will be published online on columbiajournal.org and will receive a cash prize of $250 each. At least three finalists will be selected and announced in each of the four genres in the fall.

Columbia Journal was founded in 1977 by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing program. Since then, we’ve featured work from Nobel laureates and unknowns, National Book Award winners and newcomers. Our past issues have included everyone from Raymond Carver to Lorrie Moore, Kara Walker, Sharon Olds, Mary Karr, and Joyce Carol Oates. Today, Columbia Journal publishes in print and online, seeking to showcase the best poetry, nonfiction, fiction, translation and visual art on both platforms.

Willapa Bay Artist in Residency Program (Oysterville, WA – Deadline July 31)

Willapa Bay AiR, situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, launched its residency program in March 2014. The Residency has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor.

We offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants' respective fields of discipline.

Upcoming Deadlines

The Jericho Fellowship Prizes (Venice, Italy – Deadline July 30 – £8000)
CRAFT First Chapters Contest (Deadline July 31 – $2000)
The Rumpus Call for Submissions (Deadlines July 31 + August 31)
The Collagist (Now The Rupture!) Call for Submissions
(Deadline July 31)
The Sewanee Review Fiction & Poetry Contest (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Fairy Tale Review Call for Submissions (The Coral Issue – Deadline July 31)
Willapa Bay Artist in Residency Program (Oysterville, WA – Deadline July 31)
Crazyhorse Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest (Deadline July 31 – $1000)
Gold Line Press Chapbook Contests (Deadline August 1 – $500)
Columbia Journal
Fall 2019 Contest
(Deadline August 1 – $250)
2020 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 1)
Cutthroat Call for Submissions (Anthology of Contemporary Chicanx Writers – Deadline August 1)
Tin House YA Fiction Workshop Scholarship (Newport, OR – November 1-4 – Deadline August 7)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The Gulf Coast 2019 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
Spilled Milk Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
[PANK] 2019 Big Book Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
Black Warrior Review 2019 Contest (Deadline September 1 – $800-$1500)
The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
The Princeton University Hodder Fellowship (Deadline September 17 – $83,000)
Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship (Deadline October 15 – $60,500)

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