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Submission Sunday 9.9.12


The Greensboro Review Robert Watson Literary Prizes

Formerly The Greensboro Review Literary Awards, the contest was renamed in 2006 to honor poet and novelist Robert Watson who served as one of the first faculty advisers when the student-founded journal was started in 1969. Yearly Postmark Deadline of September 15. Winners of the Fiction and Poetry Prizes will each receive a $1000 cash award and publication in The Greensboro Review.

Ninth Letter “Study Questions for the Essay at Hand: A Speculative Essay” Contest

Ninth Letter is proud to sponsor our first online essay contest with the publication of Robin Hemley’s essay, “Study Questions for the Essay at Hand: A Speculative Essay.” Hemley’s essay seems to be going through an identity crisis, asserting and contradicting itself in an attempt to understand its own existence, as it throws eighteen questions out to a silent world. Plaintive, aggressive, wistful, quizzical and coy, this essay needs your help, needs its questions answered. So, here’s Ninth Letter’s proposal, gentle reader. Respond to the eighteen questions of Hemley’s essay–interrogate it, argue with it, hold its hand, whisper to it, whatever you wish. Deadlne October 15.

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony Residencies

If you are an aspiring, emerging or professional artist, music composer, writer, poet, academic, photographer, artisan or craftsmen.... we encourage you to apply for a one- to 12-week residency at Dorland. Age 21 and up are encouraged to apply no matter where you are in your career. This could be the working retreat that you need to move you to the next level in your career, relax and build your portfolio, paint, write, compose, record, or just spend some valuable and creative time surrounded by nature with no distractions, while working on your project or craft.

The New York Times Learning Network Essay Contest (Ages 13-25)

Are you following the presidential race? How well do you think the two candidates have spoken to young voters so far? If people 13-17 years old could vote, how do you think President Obama and Mitt Romney would change their campaigns? What issues do you think teenagers would want them to highlight? How do you think the two political parties would, or should, attempt to appeal to young people in general?

This is a special Student Opinion question: As always, we invite anyone 13-25, from the United States or around the world, to write in, but answering this question by 5 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 21 also enters you into a contest. The winners — those whose posts that we find most interesting, articulate and thoughtful — will be eligible to be featured here and elsewhere on NYTimes.com. 

Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Contest

In 1997, Francis Ford Coppola launched Zoetrope: All-Story, a quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays. It has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today's most promising and significant writers: The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency. Deadline October 1.

Brevity Call for Submissions

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, numerous NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, and Japan. We have also featured many previously unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career. Over the past year Brevity has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month. Authors are paid a $45 honorarium for work selected.

New Media Writing Prize 2012

Ths international prize, now in its third year, showcases exciting and creative stories and poetry integrating a variety of digital media. The prize highlights inspiring work, raises awareness, and provokes discussion about new media writing, the future of the 'written' word, and storytelling. Entries can include work in the form of short story, novel, documentary or poetry using words, images, film and/or animation with audience interaction. Deadline October 5.

The Normal School: A Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

The Normal School is a bi-annual journal featuring nonfiction, fiction, poetry, criticism and culinary adventure journalism. We are nestled happily into the California State University at Fresno like a comfy spore in a benign and mighty lung. We dig quirky, boundary-challenging, energetic prose and poetry with innovations in content, form, and focus, which isn't actually as high-falutin' as it sounds. We're just sort of the lit mag equivalent of the kid who always has bottle caps, cat's eye marbles, dead animal skulls, little blue men and other treasures in his pockets. Manuscripts are read from September 1 to December 1 and from January 15 to April 15

International Symposium of Hispanic Literature and Writers' Round Tables (March 2013—Dominguez Hills, CA)

California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 6th, 7th and 8th it will host the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of the prestigious Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, who will also deliver the Keynote address. Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day! We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a proposal to be presented at the symposium.

*Suggested topic: Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska or any other female Hispanic writer, although any paper on Hispanic Literature is welcome. Abstract submission due by January 20.

Red Hen Press Poetry Award

Established in 2003, the Red Hen Press Poetry Award is for an unpublished poem. Awarded poem is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all poets. This year’s final judge is Cynthia Hogue.

Award is $1000 and publication of the awarded poem in the Los Angeles Review published by Red Hen Press. Entry fee $20 for up to 3 poems, maximum 120 lines each. Name on cover sheet only. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by September 30.

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