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Black Warrior Review Twelfth Annual Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review is named for the river that borders the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing, BWR is the oldest continuously-run literary journal produced by graduate students in the United States.

Fiction Judge: SOFIA SAMATAR
Poetry Judge: HOA NGUYEN

BWR publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art twice a year. Contributors include Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside emerging writers. Work appearing in BWR has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short StoriesBest American PoetryNew Stories from the South, and other anthologies.

Columbia Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline September 30)

Columbia Journal was founded in 1977 by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing program. Since then, our student production and editorial staff has been publishing the very best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We have 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 to Louise Glück to Philip Gourevitch to Noam Chomsky and Etgar Keret. Recent issues have featured Lydia Davis, Michael Ondaatje, interviews with Mary Jo Bang, and John Waters, just to name a few.

Today, Columbia Journal publishes both in print and online, and represents the meeting of these two wings. The annual print edition, published in Spring, is a combination of solicited work and the very best of the submissions we’ve received, including the winners of our annual contest, all furnished in a beautifully crafted edition. Online, you’ll find work that is in flux, pieces on the cusp of change, that are changing, that aim to change us. We showcase poetry, fiction , nonfiction, translations, art, film, and music–work that is broadening the horizons of art, straining against the limits, and ultimately unveiling human experience in new and profound ways.

2017 Nonfiction Contest (Deadline September 1 – $750)

Our 2017 Nonfiction Contest judge is Leslie Jamison. Our 2017 Nonfiction Contest is considering work on the theme "Borders and Boundaries." Entrants may submit up to two nonfiction pieces (in a single document) of no more than 5000 words each. 

LUMINA is the literary journal of the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program. We seek exciting and rule-breaking work. We place emerging visual artists and writers alongside their established counterparts. We want art that pushes boundaries with eloquence.

Stonecoast Review Call for Submissions (Deadline October 16)

Stonecoast is one of the leading MFA programs in Popular Fiction, so we at Stonecoast Review welcome both literary and genre submissions. Whether your story lives on Mars or somewhere in Middle America, we want to be transported to your world. Our editors and readers are excited to read romance, fantasy, science fiction, fairy-stories, thrillers, historical fiction or general fiction.

We welcome writing in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, popular (genre) fiction, and poetry. The editorial staff of the Stonecoast Review seeks exciting work from both new and established writers. Our goal is to publish innovative and deeply resonant literature that embodies our core values of social and environmental justice, cultural awareness, and international perspectives. We especially want unique, powerful writing that takes chances and brings the reader to entirely unexpected places.

Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline October 1)

With the mission of diversifying the broader media landscape by investing in the next generation of necessary voices, BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers.

During the four-month program, the writers in this fellowship will benefit from career mentorship and editorial guidance while also receiving financial support. The learning process must be financially viable for emerging writers if it is intended to open the gates to writers traditionally locked out of opportunities in media.

The fellows will focus on personal essay writing, cultural reportage, and criticism. During their time in fellowship, writers will be expected to pitch, report, and write with the added benefit of panel discussions with editors and writers from throughout the industry, and assigned readings. Mentorship within the program will focus on teaching writers how to thrive as freelancers as well as on staff at media organizations; this mentorship will hopefully continue well after the fellowship itself is concluded.

Narratively Call for Submissions

Created in September 2012, Narratively is a digital publication and storytelling studio that prides itself on looking beyond the news headlines and clickbait, focusing instead on ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Our network of over 2,000 talented storytellers have experience at the most celebrated publications on earth and they come to Narratively with the passion projects they care about most—having combed our world’s big cities and hidden corners for the characters and narratives that mainstream media aren’t finding—the underdogs and overlooked tales that enlighten us, connect us, and capture our imagination. Each Narratively piece is presented in the most appropriate medium, from longform and shortform writing to short documentary films, photo essays, audio, and comics.

Cosmonauts Avenue
Fiction Contest (Deadline August 22 – $500)

Cosmonauts Avenue is an online monthly literary magazine. We publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, and more, from writers around the world, in English and in translation. Submissions are free and always will be. This is one way we hope to remain accessible to all writers, whether new or emerging or established. We are committed to providing a platform for folks who are marginalized in the literary community, including but not limited to people of color, ciswomen, trans men and women, nonbinary people, members of the LGBQA community, and differently abled people. We want to elevate underrepresented voices and include a wide range of identities and experiences. We want work that pays careful attention to craft while remaining urgent and surprising. As Beyoncé might say, we want your most flawless work. We can’t wait to read it. We believe in you.

Siena Art Institute Summer Residency
(Deadline September 30)

The Siena Art Institute’s Summer Residency Program awards accomplished professional artists & writers the opportunity to stay for a month in the beautiful historic city of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.  

The month-long Summer Residency Program grants resident artists a studio space at the Siena Art Institute & a private 1-bedroom apartment in the historic city center of Siena, as well as flight compensation for getting to and from Italy.  Summer Residents are granted uninterrupted time to pursue their own independent projects, as well as the opportunity to explore the area of Siena, and interact with the local community.   


Upcoming Deadlines

Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Contest (Deadline August 22 – $500)
The Texas Observer Sixth Annual Short Story Contest (Deadline August 22 – $1000)
The Matador Review Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submisisons (Deadline August 31)
Graywolf Press Poetry and Poetry Translation Call for Manuscripts (Deadline August 31)
The Gulf Coast Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and Prize in Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
Lunch Ticket Diana Wood Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction and Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts (Deadline August 31 – $250)
LUMINA 2017 Nonfiction Contest (Deadline September 1 – $750)
Black Warrior Review Twelfth Annual Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Fourth River Call for Submissions (Theme: Juvenscence – Deadine September 1)
Hendrick's Gin Tiny Tales Contest (Deadline September 5)
Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers (Deadline September 15)
Columbia Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline September 30)
Siena Art Institute Summer Residency (Deadline September 30)
University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prizes for Fiction and Poetry (Deadline September 30 – $1000)
Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship Program (Deadline October 1)
Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest (Deadline October 1 – $1000)
apt Call for Submissions (Deadline October 15)
Stonecoast Review Call for Submissions (Deadline October 16)
Lunch Ticket Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)
cream city review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 1)
The Indianola Review Call for Submissions (Deadline December 15)

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