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Hendrick's Gin Tiny Tales Contest (Deadline September 5)

The world’s smallest book-to-movie deal. You are heartily encouraged to showcase your CREATIVITY by joining our monumentally MINISCULE story competition. The rules are quite simple. Or perhaps we should say, the rule is SIMPLE, as there is only one: write a story in three sentences or less. You may submit as many entries as your brain can concoct.

Our panel of tiny story EXPERTS ('tiny' referring to the stories, not the experts) will select THREE entries, each of which shall be produced as an animated film to be debuted on the internet with great fanfare and panache.

Tahoma Literary Review
Call for Submisisons
(Deadline August 31)

Tahoma Literary Review is a journal published three times a year in both print and e-reader formats. We are based in the Pacific Northwest, but we are international in scope. In our first two years of existence, work published in our journal has been selected for Best American Poetry, Best Small Fictions, Best Gay Fiction, and we have had several pieces nominated for the Pushcart Prize by their editorial staff. In addition, many of the stories and poems we have published are included in anthologies and collections.

We at Tahoma Literary Review  are committed to producing a literary journal from the professional writer’s perspective; we feel that writers deserve fair compensation for the weeks or months it takes to compose a publishable poem or story. A major goal of Tahoma Literary Review is to show that writers and publishers can support each other not only artistically, but also financially.

Lunch Ticket Diana Wood Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction, Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts, and Call for Submissions (Deadlines August 31 and October 31 – $250)

Lunch Ticket is a twice-yearly literary and art journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles, a program that is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social justice. Although the editors of Lunch Ticket share the Antioch MFA program’s mission and values, our commitment is to publish the best literary writing and visual art, regardless of subject matter or theme.

Lunch Ticket publishes its main issues twice-yearly, in June and December. Our reading periods for Lunch Ticket are February 1-April 30 and August 1-October 31. We are proud to host two prizes, the Diana Woods Memorial Prize in Creative Nonfiction and The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts. Both prizes are open for submissions in February and August. 

The Matador Review Call for Submissions (Deadline August 31)

The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. The only reason you should not submit here is if your work has "one layer." We want literature and art that requires a degree of peeling and discovering.

We call ourselves an "alternative" magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional; we want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the "alternative," The Matador Review is a home.

University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prizes for Fiction and Poetry (Deadline September 30 – $1000)

The Juniper Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to two original manuscripts of fiction: one short fiction and one novel. University of Massachusetts Press publishes the winning manuscripts and the authors receive a $1,000 award upon publication.

The Juniper Prize for Poetry is awarded annually to two original manuscripts of poems. One prize will recognize a first publication. The second prize will be open to previously published poets as well as poets who have not yet published a book of poetry. University of Massachusetts Press publishes the winning manuscripts and the authors receive a $1,000 award upon publication.

cream city review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 1)

cream city review is Milwaukee’s leading literary journal devoted to publishing memorable and energetic pieces that push the boundaries of literature.  Continually seeking to explore the relationship between form and content, cream city review features fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, visual art, reviews of contemporary literature and author interviews.Published biannually, cream city review is a volunteer-based, non-profit journal which has attracted readers and submissions from around the world. Approximately 4,000 submissions are received each year from both unpublished and established writers.

Graywolf Press Poetry and Poetry Translation Call for Manuscripts (Deadline August 31)

Graywolf Press is a literary press that publishes about thirty books annually, mostly collections of poetry, memoir, essays, novels, and short stories. Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combine a distinct voice with a distinct vision.

Graywolf Press will be open to manuscripts of poetry and poetry in translation from August 1-31, 2016. All authors are welcome to submit; however, poets who are eligible for one of the prizes listed below should consider submitting to the appropriate prize with one of our partner organizations. First books of poetry, for example, are also eligible for the Walt Whitman Award.

Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers (Deadline September 15)

Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. We are best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, which started as a zine distributed out of the back of a station wagon in 1996. Today, in addition to the quarterly magazine, we publish daily online articles, and weekly podcasts. We house a community lending library at our HQ in Portland, Oregon, and work with students and educators through our Bitch on Campus program. 

We strive to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. Submissions are open from August 1st-September 15th, 2016 for the 2017 Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program will be directed by Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. 


Upcoming Deadlines

2016 Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
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)
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)
University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prizes for Fiction and Poetry (Deadline September 30 – $1000)
Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest (Deadline October 1 – $1000)
apt Call for Submissions (Deadline October 15)
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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