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Submission Sunday 8.6.17

Exposition Review
Flash 405 Competition
(Deadline September 5 – 40% of all entry fees)

Exposition Review
 is an independent, multi-genre literary journal that publishes narratives by new, emerging, and established writers in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen, experimental, art & photography, and comics.

Flash 405 is Exposition Review‘s multi-genre short form writing competition awarding cash prizes and publication. Enter our final 2017 contest with the theme “Blue,” guest-judged by Angels Flight • literary west co-founders and editors David Lott and Michele Raphael, from August 4–September 5. 

apt Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)

 is a literary journal featuring challenging writing that combines the cerebral and the visceral. We published twenty-four online issues between 2005-2010. In 2011, we moved to an hybrid print/online format. We publish short-form work online every week and a print issue of long-form work every winter. apt is part of Aforementioned Productions, an award-winning small press and entertainment company. 

Our journal is not called apartment. Nor is it an acronym. Please don’t call it apartment magazine. Please don’t call it ay-pee-tee. We chose the name apt for its definition: 1/appropriate or suitable in the circumstances (i.e., apropos), 2/quick to learn (i.e., astute) 3/having a tendency to do something (i.e., likely to enact change). Further, we don’t capitalize the name. We won’t stand on ceremony about it if you capitalize the name, but if you’re asking for our preference, we prefer it lowercase.

Shirley Magazine Call for Submissions 

We are prose first, plot second, but we need both. Give us a slice of the sublimely strange. We want the eerie, the weird, the beautiful. We're interested in the body and its grotesqueries, the brain and its tricks. We want stories that don't clearly belong to any one genre, stories that will get our hands dirty, stories that expose the worms crawling under the rock. A partial list of influences: Shirley Jackson, Bruno Schulz, Franz Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, Margaret Atwood, Kelly Link, Amelia Gray, etc.

3rd Annual Erasure Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $500)

Erasure poetry begins with an existing piece of text. Letters, words and punctuation are removed—or erased. What is left behind is a new stand-alone poem, one that both complements and gives new meaning to the Erasure Text. The Erasure Text for the 2017 Geist Erasure Poetry Contest is an excerpt from Wacousta by John Richardson, one of the oldest Canadian novels.

Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture—every issue brings together a sumptuous mix of fact + fiction, photography and comix, poetry, essays and reviews, and the weird and wonderful from the world of words. The Geist tone is intel­li­gent, plain-talking, inclu­sive and off­beat. At the heart of our enter­prise is the imag­i­nary coun­try that some of us inhabit from time to time, and which often has some­thing to do with Canada.

Embark Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)

Embark is a new literary journal designed for novelists and featuring exclusively novel beginnings—those crucial first pages that must engage the reader’s attention and often receive more polishing than any other part of the book. We believe that crafting the opening of a novel is an art in itself, and that reading beginnings can be both inspiring and delightful. If you prefer novels to short stories, love collecting first sentences, and enjoy reading the opening pages of any book that comes to hand, Embark is for you! And if you’re a writer working on your first or fifth or fifteenth book, Embark offers you a chance to share your latest project with fellow writers and readers. We welcome submissions from writers of every genre, but our emphasis is on high-quality prose—writing of exceptional elegance that can introduce a story with grace and power. 

Black Warrior Review
2017 Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)

Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 7,000 words, or a packet of up to three poems. 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.

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.

[PANK] Call for Submissions 

PANK Books, PANK Magazine. We’re now publishing full length books and chapbooks alongside our print annual magazine and quarterly online offering. Send us something that screams. PANK loves you. PANK is always open for your love.

John Gosslee, Chris Campanioni, and Maya Marshall edit PANK. At the end of 2015, John Gosslee purchased PANK Magazine after the founders announced they planned to close the riskiest magazine on the literary scene. They co-edit the magazine to continue the original vision of the founding editors and the rich history that’s published so many innovative voices.

Founded in 2006 by M. Bartley Seigel and Roxane Gay, PANK Magazine is a literary magazine fostering access to emerging and innovative poetry and prose, publishing the brightest and most promising writers for the most adventurous readers. Up country, to the end of the road, to a far shore and the edge of things, to a place of amalgamation and unplumbed depths, a place inhabited by contradiction, quirk and startling anomaly, where the known is made and unmade, and where unimagined futures are born, PANK.

Sustainable Arts Foundation (Deadline August 31 – $5000)

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work. Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation’s goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

We offer unrestricted cash awards to artists and writers with children. This year, we have increased our funding and will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. Additionally, we will name ten award finalists.

Upcoming Deadlines

Azule Residency Program (Hot Springs, NC – Deadline August 15)
LitMag Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15 – $1000 for prose)
The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence (Deadline August 15 – $10,000)
Sustainable Arts Foundation (Deadline August 31 – $5000)
The Matador Review Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)
Fear No Lit Submerging Writer Fellowship (Deadline August 31)
Blue Mesa Review Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 31 – $500)
Milkweed Editions Max Ritvo Poetry Prize (Deadline August 31 – $10,000)
Black Warrior Review 2017 Contest (Deadline September 1 – $1000)
Geist 3rd Annual Erasure Poetry Contest (Deadline September 1 – $500)
Exposition Review Flash 405 Competition (Deadline September 5 – 40% of all entry fees)
Gulf Coast Barthelme Prize for Short Prose (Deadline September 8 – $1000)
Literary Death Match 250-Word Bookmark Contest (Deadline September 8 – $1000)
apt Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
Embark Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
CONSEQUENCE Magazine 2017 Women Writing War Award (Deadline September 15 – $250)
Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction / Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize / Short Story Collection Prize (Deadline September 15 – $2,500-$10,000)
Princeton Arts Fellowship / The Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University (Deadline September 19 – $80,000)
Miller Williams Poetry Prize (Deadline September 30 – $5000)
Oyez Review Call for Submissions (Deadline October 1)
The Missouri Review 27th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize (Deadline October 2 – $5000)
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship (Deadline October 6)
Rosarium Publishing Call for Anthology Submissions (TROUBLE THE WATERS: Tales from the Deep Blue – Deadline November 1)
Teachers & Writers Magazine Bechtel Prize (Deadline December 1 – $1000)

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