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Submission Sunday 9.16.12

Boston Review Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: October 1, 2012
Judge: Nathan Englander
Prize: $1,500

The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in Boston Review, the summer of 2013. First runner-up will be published in a following issue, and second runner-up will be published at the Boston Review web site.

Industry Night Call for Submissions

We are an emerging online literary publication based out of Baltimore, Maryland — Charm City. We’re focused on publishing literary work from, to, and about the service and hospitality industry. This theme is a guide though, not a commandment. The journal is a place to explore, celebrate, and condemn, through literature, the themes of workservice, and hospitality. Those of us behind Industry Night are here to publish great work from both established and emerging voices. None of us are silver-spoon types; we’ve worked all sorts of gigs to get here, and will no doubt continue to do so. We are just writers and readers who love the written word, and who want to honor all the different ways that people sustain their creative lives.

HarperCollins Voyager Imprint Call for Submissions

We are delighted to announce an exciting joint venture that will offer talented aspiring writers the chance to join our global science fiction and fantasy imprint. 

The submission portal will be open from the 1st to the 14th of October 2012. The manuscripts will then be read and those most suited to the global Harper Voyager list will be selected jointly by editors in the USA, UK and Australia.  Accepted submissions will benefit from the full publishing process: accepted manuscripts will be edited; and the finished titles will receive online marketing and sales support in World English markets.

Voyager will be seeking an array of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digital publication, but particularly novels written in the epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia and supernatural genres. Submission guidelines and key information can be found at www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com.

River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize

River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative was co-founded in 1999 by Joe Mackall and Dan Lehman, professors at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. The journal is recognized as a national leader in publishing quality essays, memoir, and literary journalism. It also sponsors one of the most competitive literary nonfiction book contests in the nation, and in 2012, River Teeth will hold its inaugural Nonfiction Conference on the campus of Ashland University, its birthplace and residence.

River Teeth's editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. The winner will be announced in February of the prize year. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. The 2013 Contest Deadline is November 1, 2012.

ARDOR Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

ARDOR looks for original, unpublished writing.  Because we're a digital publication, it's important that the writing you submit hasn't appeared elsewhere online (even a personal blog).  If you're unsure about whether or not we'll consider your work, please query us before submitting.

At present we can't refer you to past issues for a better sense of what we're looking for, but to give you an idea of what guides our editorial decisions - we're looking for writing that turns some small gears inside the reader's heart ... writing that makes readers look at the world and at themselves in a way they couldn't without having read what you've written.  Of course original, inspired sentences (and paragraphs, and pages) are wonderful.  We enjoy humor and wit and elements of the fantastic, but if pressed to choose what is most important to us - the heft of meaningful writing is something that we hope to find and showcase in ARDOR.

Northeast Modern Language Association Panel (Boston, MA)
The Godfather: Influence and Origins (March 21-24, 2013)

This panel will explore the lasting influence of The Godfather on popular culture &, conversely, its literary and cultural influences. What effect has it had on popular notions of Italian-American ethnic identity? What impact have recent adaptations (from Winegardner novels to video games) had on the film’s legacy? Upon what traditions and cultural archetypes does it rely? Papers may treat Puzo’s novel, Coppola’s films, or other adaptations. Please send 250-word abstracts to Jeffrey Gibson at gibsonje@wesley.edu.

Playwrights Canada Press Call for One-Act Plays

Playwrights Canada Press invites submissions of English-language one-act plays to be included in a new anthology for publication in 2014. Specifically we are seeking new or previously published plays suitable for high schools. If previously published, the submission must include information on how to contact the publisher. If the play is unpublished, please indicate where reading scripts can be obtained. Translations into English will be accepted.

The Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

The Chattahoochee Review is a literary journal sponsored by Georgia Perimeter College. Appearing regularly since 1981, we appeal to the educated general public for our readership and over the years have expanded our focus to include both international readers and writers. Two prizes of $1,000.00 each and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, which honor the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review.

Although our roots are in the South and we publish important writers such as William Gay, George Singleton, and Natasha Trethewey, we also publish writers from other regions of the U.S. and other countries such as China, Denmark, France, and Mexico. We are committed to exploring literature in translation and to writers who transgress borders, cultural and otherwise. While the Review features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and occasional graphic work, we are also open to nontraditional forms. We value established writers but take great pride in discovering new voices.

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