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Submission Sunday 8.30.15

The City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from writers living in Los Angeles County for a residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. This Residency offers access to an office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House with an ocean view and a $1500 honorarium. The residency takes place over 9 weeks, January 12–March 15, 2016.

The City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division, seeks proposals from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for one of two Studio Residencies at 1450 Ocean, the Camera Obscura building in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. This Studio Residency offers access to a multipurpose studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Pier, a final show, storage and parking, and a $1500 honorarium. There are two 14-week residency periods for which we are seeking applicants: January 6–April 13, 2016, and April 20–July 27, 2016.

The best Atlantic culture pieces examine questions people have long had but never quite identified. They aim for strong arguments and analysis, exploring the less obvious facets of film, television, books, music, theater, art, design, media, fashion, architecture, language, food, and sports. All these things are much more than entertainment—they’re how people relate to life, and how they ask and answer questions about what it means to be human.

Why does racial diversity matter so much in pop culture? What can the tabloid chatter about a celebrity’s alleged sexual assault say about gender politics? What do a spate of works about drones say about society’s collective fears and concerns about warfare and surveillance?

Thoughtful critiques and rigorous analyses catch our attention more than screeds or paeans do. We’re more interested in writers who’ve done research and reporting rather than those offering up half-baked personal observations. And we’re particularly interested in finding writers whose experiences and opinions are underrepresented in the media.

Juked Call for Submissions  

In publication since 1999, we are an independent journal that appears online as well as in annual print issues. We don’t adhere to any particular themes or tastes, but some people tell us they see one, so who knows. Our past contributors include Aimee Bender, Ron Carlson, Stephen Graham Jones, Michelle Latiolais, Emma Straub, Tao Lin, Blake Butler, Paul Griner, Shane Jones, Kevin Wilson, and many others. Published works have been anthologized in W.W. Norton’s New Sudden FictionBest New Poets, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, and elsewhere. 

Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Competition (Deadline August 31 – $500)

At Tethered by Letters, we believe in the power of storytelling. This uniquely human ability should be treasured and championed, no matter a person’s background, age, or education. We provide the tools to help writers master this craft, combining our extensive educational resources, lively international community, and in-house publisher. By fostering a love of literature, we strive to discover, nurture, and publish the next generation of great storytellers.

TBL is pleased to announce our third annual Summer Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

Puerto Del Sol Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)

Puerto del Sol, now in its 51st year of publication, is published by MFA candidates at New Mexico State University. For half a century, Puerto del Sol has been dedicated to providing a forum for inventive and fresh fiction, poetry, reviews, criticism and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists. We recommend subscribing or purchasing past copies of Puerto del Sol for a better idea of the kinds of work we publish. Thank you for your interest in our magazine, and we look forward to reading your work.

Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs, Arkansas) 

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is a unique residency program for writers, artists, composers, architects, and chefs in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Nestled on a beautiful bend in the road known as Dairy Hollow, the Colony hosts more than 50 established and emerging writers a year for residencies that vary in length from one week to three months.

The Colony is now open year-round, and winter is a very quiet, serene time to visit. For writers who join us to craft and compose their work, Colony time is magical. Residents apply and are juried into the Colony for either subsidized general residency or a Fellowship-funded stay. In the privacy of separate, individual writing suites fully equipped with bedroom, writing area, wifi, a/c, private bath, private entrance and mini-kitchens, and with all meals provided, our residents write, and write, and write!

While work time at the Colony is fiercely protected, Monday through Friday evenings enjoy Kitchen Magician Jana's wonderful cooking. When other writers are in residency with you, share ideas, inspiration and support over a home-cooked meal.

The Puritan 
Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence
 (Deadline September 30 – $1000)

The Puritan is now seeking submissions to the Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence. The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The judges for this year’s prize are Ian Williams (for poetry) and Miriam Toews (for fiction).

The Puritan: Frontiers of New English is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario, committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and reviews. The Puritan seeks, above all, a pioneering literature—work that pushes boundaries, or sees boundaries as unstable, or lines to be re-drawn.

Upcoming Deadlines

Qu Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
The Collagist Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Midwestern Gothic Lake Prize (Deadline August 31– $500)
DRYLAND Call for Submissions (Issue #2 – Deadline August 31)
Serving House Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)
Tethered by Letters Summer Literary Competition (Deadline August 31 – $500)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)
Creative Nonfiction Call for Submissions (Theme: Marriage) – Deadline August 31 – $1000
Weasel Press Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Gulf Coast 2015 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose and 2015 Prize for Translation (Deadline August 31 – $1000)
The 2015 NANO Prize (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Black Warrior Review Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
Slippery Elm Poetry and Prose Awards (Deadline September 1)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (Deadline September 1)
CutBank Literary Magazine Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest (Deadline September 1)
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
The Payton James Freeman Essay Prize (Deadline September 1 – $500 plus publication and travel to Drake)
Orlo Bear Deluxe Doug Fir Fiction Contest (Deadline September 2 – $1000 plus residency)
Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards (Deadline September 4 – $2000 or $6000)
Gigantic Sequins 2015 Summer Contest Series: Flash Fiction & Poetry (Deadline September 10)
The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)
Jentel Artist Residency Program (Banner, WY – Deadline September 15)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
The Hambidge Center Creative Residency Program (Deadline September 15)
Structo Call for Submissions (Deadline September 20)
Sarabande Press Open Essay Reading Month (Deadline September 30)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)
The Iowa Short Fiction Award & John Simmons Short Fiction Award (Deadline September 30)
The Puritan Fourth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence (Deadline September 30 – $1000)

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