Saturday, November 17, 2018

Writing Competition: International Literary Awards

International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open

Deadline: February 28, 2019 

Penelope Niven Prize in CNF (Judged by Melissa Febos), Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction (Judged by Jennine Crucet), & Rita Dove Prize in Poetry (Judged by Marilyn Nelson).

Early bird submission fee of $10 for entries submitted prior to 1 December; Submission fee of $15 afterwards.

First prize of $1000 in each genre; $150 honorable mention. Complete guidelines on our website.

Call for Submissions: The Flexible Persona

Deadline: Rolling
The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction for both its online publication and its Spring 2019 print issue (Vol. 04 No. 01).

We pay for both print and online publication. We publish poets and writers from around the English-speaking world.

$15-$50 -- prose
$10-$35 -- poetry

Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Abyss & Apex

Abyss & Apex, a Hugo-nominated semipro-zine, is accepting Poetry* submissions for the January and April 2019 issues during the month of November 2018 only. We publish emotionally resonant poems that transcends genre.

Submit your literary-quality poetry with a clear speculative element (fantasy, science fiction, or surrealism in any combination). Please read the poetry in several issues before submitting to get a sense of our aesthetics and editorial focus. We may suggest edits that strengthen your work.

Visit our venue for more details.

And please follow the guidelines. Ask if you are uncertain about anything.

John C. Mannone
Poetry Editor

*Note: Fiction is on a different schedule 

Call for Submissions from Undergraduates: Equinox

Equinox is a student-run journal of contemporary literature and art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Undergraduate instructors, please encourage your students to submit!

We encourage all undergraduate students to submit fiction, poetry, or artwork. We are in search of creative work that presents memorable situations, impresses with vivid language and satisfies with fully developed characters. The deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2019.

The magazine offers the Equinox/David Jauss Prizes in Fiction, Poetry, and Art. The prizes include cash awards of $100 each.

Please visit our submissions page for more information.

Writing Competition: Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize

Postmark Deadline: January 2 (annual)
Submissions Accepted: November 1 – January 2
The Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize honors Harriet Jacobs and Thomas Jones, two pioneering African-American writers from North Carolina, and seeks to convey the rich and varied existence of Black North Carolinians. The contest is administered by the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication of the winning entry in The Carolina Quarterly.
Eligibility and Guidelines
The competition is open to any African-American writer whose primary residence is in North Carolina.
Entries may be fiction or creative nonfiction, but must be unpublished, no more than 3,000 words, and concerned with the lives and experiences of North Carolina African-Americans. Entries may be excerpts from longer works, but must be self-contained. Entries will be judged on literary merit.
An entry fee must accompany each submission: $10 for NCWN members, $20 for nonmembers. You may submit multiple entries, but the correct fee must accompany each one.
You may pay the members' entry fee if you join the NCWN when you submit.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
If submitting by mail, submit two copies of an unpublished manuscript, not to exceed 3,000 words, on single-sided pages, double-spaced, in black 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins.
The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title.
To submit by USPS:

Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize
UNC Creative Writing Program
Attn: Anita Braxton
Greenlaw Hall, CB#3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520
To submit online, go here. Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($10 NCWN members / $20 nonmembers). (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.)

Entries will not be returned.

The winner will be announced in February.
For questions, please contact:
edATncwritersDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Writing Competition: Sequestrum Editor's Reprint Awards

Sequestrum is accepting submissions for our fifth annual Editor's Reprint Award! Over $500 will be awarded to previously-published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. For complete guidelines, go here.

Contest Guidelines:

Open to reprints of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in any original format (electronic or print).
Prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry will be judged separately, with one first-prize winner for each genre.

One first-prize winner in each genre will receive $200 plus publication.
Minimum one runner-up prize per genre including publication and payment.

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Finalists listed on the site. 

$15 reading fee.
Include the name and email address of the original publisher in your cover letter.
Length and subject are open.
Submit via our online submission system.
Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis.
Multiple submissions allowed.

No identifying information should be on your manuscript.
Not previously published? No problem! We're always accepting general submissions.

About Sequestrum:
We average 2,500+ readers a month, keep our archives open at pay-what-you-can subscriptions, are a paying market, and pair all our publications with stunning visual arts created by outside artists or our staff. Our contributors range from award-winning novelists and poets (with other works featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, many other university periodicals, and Best American Anthologies) to emerging voices and first-time writers.

We're proud of our little plot on the literary landscape and the writers and artists we share it with. Come see why.

Call for Submissions and Writing Competitions: StoryQuarterly

StoryQuarterly will soon be accepting entries for our fiction and nonfiction contests, as well as general fiction submissions.

General submissions: open 11/1/18-12/15/18

Nonfiction Contest: open 11/9/18-1/12/19. Judge: Brian Blanchfield.

Fiction Contest: open 12/17/18-2/17/19. Judge: Nafissa Thompson-Spires.

Each contest offers a $1000 prize for the winner and publication for the winner and first and second runners-up. 

Entry Fee: $15.00

For full details or to enter, please visit our website