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Submission Sunday 8.9.15

We will open for submissions September 15th–October 15th! Write us a story in 1,000 words or fewer. Flash fiction, prose poetry, vignettes, whatever—just make it self-contained and powerful enough to linger with our readers. We do not accept work that has previously appeared in print or online anywhere. So what are you waiting for? Flash us.

Call for Submissions
(Deadline November 1)

ellipsis is a literature and art journal published each April by the students of Westminster College in Salt Lake City (since 1965). Contributors are paid for their work and poetry submissions are eligible for a prize judged this year by Natasha Sajé. We publish well known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

ellipsis accepts submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama August 1 through November 1. We accept submissions in visual art until January 1. New issues of ellipsis are published each April. Issues are perfect-bound, 144 pages, feature b&w art inside with a color cover.

The 2016 Mississippi Review Prize (Deadline January 1 – $1000)

The contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next summer's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. The contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words and poetry entries should be 3-5 poems totaling 10 pages or less. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Mississippi Review was founded by Gordon Weaver in 1972 at the University of Southern Mississippi. Frederick Barthelme took over the editorial reigns in 1977 and along with managing editor Rie Fortenberry quickly turned MR into a literary magazine of national acclaim. The duo ran Mississippi Review for over 30 years, consistently publishing issues that combined top-tier work with an innovative and eclectic design aesthetic. In 2010 Julia Johnson became editor-in-chief, followed two years later by Andrew Malan Milward. Today MR is one of the most respected literary journals in the country. 

Hunger Mountain Call for Submissions (Deadline October 1)

Hunger Mountain is both a print and online journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing, and literary odds and ends. Our print issue comes out annually in the fall, and our online content changes on a regular basis.

Our mission is to cultivate engagement with and conversation about the arts by publishing high-quality, innovative literary and visual art by both established and emerging artists, and by offering opportunities for interactivity and discourse. The Hunger Mountain editorial offices are located at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in historical Montpelier, Vermont

Hunger Mountain accepts general submissions between May 1 and October 1. We’re currently accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. We’re not currently looking for any particular themes. We just want to see your best, most exciting work.

Red Hen Press Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award (Deadline August 31 – $3000)

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. Final Judge: Carl Phillips

Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.

Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)

We want stories that feature, examine, explore, and celebrate the many and varied human genders; and stories that explore the ways in which pronouns are used to acknowledge, accept, oppress and deny gender [NOTE: We’re looking for stories about humans. No shapeshifters or robots, please.]

Crossed Genres Publications is a small press publisher of progressive speculative fiction based in Framingham, Massachusetts. CGP is the publisher of Crossed Genres Magazine, a monthly SFF magazine which is a qualifying professional market for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The magazine is free to read online, is available in yearly subscriptions (print and ebook), and is published in biannual anthologies (print and ebook).

The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)

The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.

The sole criterion for acceptance to The MacDowell Colony is artistic excellence. MacDowell defines excellence in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encouraging applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics.

We welcome artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice who are investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. We apply the same egalitarian standards for all those who serve MacDowell either in a staff, volunteer, or representative capacity.

Ucross Foundation Residency Program Spring Session (Deadline October 1)

The Ucross Foundation Residency Program offers the gift of time and space to competitively selected individuals working in all artistic disciplines.  The Foundation strives to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life.  As painter Carol Schwennesen commented, "There has been no other art experience that has been as wide and deep and solid as the experience of being at Ucross."

The Ucross Foundation provides living accommodations, individual work space, and uninterrupted time to approximately 85 individuals each year.  Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks.  At any one time, there are up to nine individuals in residence, a mix of visual artists, writers and composers.  In most cases, studios are separate from living quarters.  

Lunch and dinners are prepared Monday to Friday by a professional chef with ample provisions on hand for breakfasts and weekends.  Lunches are delivered to individual studio doors; group dinners take place at 6 p.m.  Towels and all linens are provided, as is weekly housekeeping for bedrooms.  There is cell phone service on the property and several wireless internet connection sites are available for resident use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. There is no charge for a residency.  

Upcoming Deadlines

PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship (Deadline August 10)
StoryQuarterly 2015 Nonfiction Prize (Deadline August 10 – $1000)
Blue Earth Review Flash Fiction, Poetry, and Flash Creative Nonfiction Contests (Deadline August 14 – $500)
The Boiler Call for Submissions (Deadline August 15)
Arcadia Nonfiction Contest (Deadline August 15 – $1000)
The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry (Deadline August 20 – $1500)
Cine Arts Dance Theatre's THE READ (Deadline August 23)
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)
The Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program (Lenox, MA – Deadline August 31)
Crossed Genres Call for Submissions (Theme: Pronouns & Genders – Deadline August 31)
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)
Drunken Boat Call for Submissions (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)
The MacDowell Colony Spring Residencies (Deadline September 15)
Grist: The Journal for Writers Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
Joni Mitchell: An Edited Collection Call for Proposals (Deadline September 30)
The Banff Centre Crime Writing Residency (Alberta, Canada – Deadline September 30)

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