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Submission Sunday 8.19.12

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California Writers Exchange Award

The California Writers Exchange contest introduces emerging writers from California to the New York literary community and provides them a network for professional advancement. Every third year, writers in California are invited to submit manuscripts. Judges review the entries and select a winning poet and fiction writer. Winners are flown to New York City for an all-expenses-paid, weeklong trip to meet with literary agents, editors, publishers, and writers, and to give a public reading.

Black Clock Call for Submissions

Singular, idiosyncratic and a little mysterious, Black Clock is one of America’s leading literary journals.  Since its inception in 2004, the publication has featured work (by Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Joanna Scott, Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, Lynne Tillman, Samuel R. Delany, Joseph McElroy, Aimee Bender, Brian Evenson, Geoff Nicholson, Shelley Jackson, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, David Foster Wallace, William T. Vollmann and many others) that has gone on to be anthologized in best-of-the-year collections, nominated for O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes, and win National Book Awards. Black Clock is also regarded as among the country’s most beautifully designed magazines.  Edited by Steve Erickson, it’s published semi-annually by the California Institute of the Arts in association with the MFA Writing Program.

Les Figues Press Second Annual NOS Book Contest

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between Writers/Artists and readers, especially those interested in innovative/experimental/avant-garde work. The Press intends in the most premeditated fashion to champion the trinity of BeautyBelief, and BawdryWe are now accepting submissions for the Second Annual Les Figues NOS Book Contest. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Les Figues Press will be given for the winning poetry or prose manuscript. Sina Queyras will judge. Submit a manuscript of 64-250 pages with a $25.00 entry fee by September 15th, 2012. 

Colorado Review Call for Submissions

Launched in 1956 (with the first issue featuring work by Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, E. E. Cummings, Henry Miller, Bertolt Brecht, and Mark van Doren), Colorado Review is a national literary journal featuring contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and book reviews. Published three times a year, CR has a circulation of approximately 1,100, is carried by university and public libraries across the country, and is distributed by Ingram Periodicals and Kent News to chain and independent bookstores and newsstands nationally. Colorado Review is committed to the publication of contemporary creative writing. We are equally interested in work by both new and established writers. CR does not publish genre fiction, nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction.

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs Call for Submissions

Charles Clay DoyleWolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro have now compiled The Dictionary of Modern Proverbsthe first proverb dictionary to be based on electronic research from full-text databases. With more than 1,400 entries, this exhaustive collection of post-1900 proverbs, explains their origins, and in some cases, definitively challenges popular uses and legends of “who-said-what-first.” And if not the true origin itself, the first known appearances of popular phrases like “Sex sells” and “Wake up and smell the coffee” are sure to surprise; or even not as popular, but sure to make you think:  “A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.

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