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[PANK] Call for Folio Submissions: Latinx and Latinidad (Deadline November 1)

The only thing more vast than our twenty-one sovereign states and territories is the rich diversity of the Latinidad experience. We want to celebrate this beauty in all its manifold forms for our first folio. We are seeking submissions from Latinx / Latina / Latino writers for this special feature. As always, we remain open to all voices and the ways in which they emerge. Fiction, CNF, poetry, hybrid writing, graphic narrative, visual art, and multimedia work are all welcome.

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.

The Masters Review Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline September 30 – $3000)

Send us your stories under 1000 words! We love a good piece of flash fiction. The winner will receive $3000 and publication. Our love of flash fiction runs deep. And throughout our years of reading work by emerging writers we’ve seen some incredible pieces of small and powerful fiction. We are proud to now offer a contest dedicated solely to flash. So here it is: a home for your very best small fiction. Send us big worlds in tiny packages, large ideas with a low word count. Dazzle us with your best fiction under 1000 words.

The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. We offer critical essays, book reviews by debut authors, contest deadlines, submissions info, and interviews with established authors, all with the hopes of bridging the gap between new and established writers.

Call for Submissions
(Deadline December 15)

is a 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.

Issues of Embark are released quarterly on this website. Every issue includes ten novel beginnings, each accompanied by a brief Author’s Statement that might offer a summary of the plot, the intentions behind the novel, a meditation on its theme—whatever the author feels is most important or meaningful about the project.

Boston Review
Aura Estrada Short Story Contest (Deadline October 1 – $1500)

Aura Estrada (1977–2007) was a promising young Mexican writer and student, and the wife of Francisco Goldman. This prize is meant to honor her memory by supporting other burgeoning writers.

Deadline: October 1, 2018
: Alexander Chee
: $1,500

Boston Review is a political and literary forum—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture. Independent and nonprofit, animated by hope and committed to equality, we believe in the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a more just world.

Pochino Press Call for Zine Submissions
(Themes: Ancestors, Place, and Memory, The Land Lives Forever – Deadline October 15)

Pochino Press offers a multi-media stage for change makers and culture creators. Our mission is to publish works that illuminate stories, which originate in the intersections where hybrid cultures not only meet, but form a new sensibility.​Pochino Press is seeking short stories, essays, and poems, as well as illustration, photography, and visual art for a small zine publication to be released in late November 2018, in print and electronic versions.
After the success of Ancestors, Place and Memory, Our Stories Will Never Die, in 2015, we are now opening a we are excited to announce a second call for vol.2. This year’s zine will focus on the same concept of Ancestors, Place, and Memory with a different theme that focuses on our connections to Land. We welcome submissions of finished, unpublished works with these themes to be considered for a zine published and distributed in Oakland, CA and online.

Southern Indiana Review 2018 Mary C. Mohr Awards (Deadline October 1 – $2000)

Southern Indiana Review will award three prizes of $2000 each and publication in SIR for works of creative nonfiction (personal or scholarly); fiction (flash fiction, short story, novella, or stand-alone novel excerpt); or poetry written in English.

Southern Indiana Review presents a cross-section of emerging and established artists and writers whose work is both regional and national in scope and degree of recognition. With the support of the Indiana Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts, SIR is published in October and May by the University of Southern Indiana and sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. The editors invite submissions of drama, fiction, interviews, nonfiction, and poetry September 1—November 15 & February 1—April 15 for our annual fall and spring issues.

Cherry Tree Call for General Submissions and Literary Shade (Deadline October 1)

Founded in 2014, with its debut issue released on February 15, 2015, Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College is an annual literary magazine featuring poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary shade by emerging and established writers from across the United States, and all over the world. Washington College undergraduates participate in all facets of the production of this print journal. All work submitted to our poetry, fiction, or nonfiction categories will be considered for inclusion in the Literary Shade feature section of our upcoming print issue. If you’re not yet familiar with our Literary Shade feature, which we debuted in Issue 3, here’s a brief description of what we’re keeping a lookout for:

In the great tradition of Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, we are looking for impeccably-crafted shade. But not just ordinary shade: we’re especially interested in poems, short stories, or essays that throw shade at the institutions that have whitewashed our literature and history, be they laws or events or texts authored by dead old cisgender white supremacist misogynistic homophobes. We believe that shade—subversive wit, withering critique—can empower. And we want to read the shadiest shade around.

The 2019 A Public Space Fellowships (Deadline October 15)

We are pleased to announce that applications will open on September 15 for the 2019 A Public Space Fellowships. ​The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision. Writers who have not yet contracted to publish a book are invited to apply. Three fellowships will be awarded, which will include:

—six months of editorial support from A Public Space editors to prepare a piece of prose for publication in the magazine;
—a $1,000 honorarium;
—the opportunity to meet with members of the publishing community, including agents, editors, and published writers;
—the opportunity to participate in a public reading and conversation in New York City with A Public Space editors and contributors.

A Public Space is an independent nonprofit publisher of an eponymous award-winning literary, arts, and culture magazine, and APS Books. Under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes since 2006, it has been our mission to seek out overlooked and unclassifiable work, and to publish writing from beyond established confines.


Upcoming Deadlines 

The New Guard Volume VIII Machigonne Fiction and Knightville Poetry Contests (September 24 – $1500)
Sarabande Books Open Reading Month (Deadline September 30)
Boulevard Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers (Deadline September 30 – $1000)
The Masters Review Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest (Deadline September 30 – $3000)
Dzanc Books Prizes: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Short Story Collection (Deadline September 30)
Elements Contest: Setting, Dialogue, and Character (Deadline September 30 – $1000)
Zoetrope: All-Story
Short Fiction Competition (Deadline October 1 – $1000)
Boston Review
Aura Estrada Short Story Contest (Deadline October 1 – $1500)
Cherry Tree
Call for General Submissions and Literary Shade (Deadline October 1)
Southern Indiana Review
2018 Mary C. Mohr Awards (Deadline October 1 – $2000)
The Missouri Review
28th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize (Deadline October 1 – $5000)
Gimme the Loot: Stories Inspired by The Notorious B.I.G.
Call for Submissions (Deadline October 1)
The 2019 A Public Space Fellowships (Deadline October 15)
Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship (Deadline October 15 – $59,000)
Pochino Press Call for Zine Submissions (Themes: Ancestors, Place, and Memory, The Land Lives Forever – Deadline October 15)
South 85 Journal Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)
Kenyon Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 1)
[PANK] Call for Folio Submissions: Latinx and Latinidad (Deadline November 1)
New England Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
The Normal School Call for Submissions (Deadline December 1)
Embark Call for Submissions (Deadline December 15) 
Red Bike Review Short Fiction Contest (Deadline December 31 – $1500)
Black Heart Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: We’ll Always Have Paris (Or Will We?) – Deadline December 31
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts Call for Submissions (Deadline March 1)

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