Sunday, January 21, 2018

Post-Publication Book Prize for Immigrant Writers: 2018 New American Voices Award

Post-Publication Book Prize for Immigrant writers.
The first New American Voices Award, to be presented at the 2018 Fall for the Book Festival in October, recognizes recently published works that illuminate the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.
The prize will be juried by Helon Habila, Madeleine Thien, and Maaza Mengiste who will choose three finalists and then award the prize to one. Finalists will be announced in early Fall 2018 and all three finalists and the judges will appear at the 2018 Fall for the Book festival, October 10-13 for the inaugural presentation and to read from and discuss their work. The winning writer will receive $5,000 and the two finalists each will receive $1,000.
  • Starting November 2017, publishers can enter immigrant writers who have published no more than three books, only one of which may be at a Top 5 Publisher.
  • Entries must be prose: literary fiction or creative non-fiction. Please no journalism, plays, or poetry.
  • Eligible books must have been (or will be) published between January 2017 and September 30, 2018.
  • Five bound copies of the book (galleys acceptable) must be postmarked March 31, 2018 and sent to:
Fall for the Book, George Mason University
4400 University Drive MS 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030
along with a $20 entry fee. Checks can be made out to Fall for the Book, Inc.
For more information, go here

Call for Submissions: TINGE Magazine

TINGE Magazine, Temple University's online literary journal, is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

The submission period for the next issue is open now until March 1, 2017.

Please go to our website for more information.

Call for Submissons: The Shanghai Literary Review

The Shanghai Literary Review is an English language magazine of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translation, book review, and art, run by an editorial team between New York, London, & Shanghai. Our magazine sells in stores in London, New York, Shanghai, and Beijing. All pieces are eventually posted on our website as well.
The deadline for our summer 2018 issue (Issue 3) is February 15, 2018. There is no fee for submitting work to TSLR.
Submissions may be made via our online submission manager.
We are interested in art and criticism about urbanism, globalism, identity, and transnationalism, though by no means should submissions be limited to those topics. We'll publish a good story about cats in Africa if it floors us.
We publish:
Fiction - less than 5,000 words
Poetry - 2 poems submission limit per person
Non-Fiction & Essay - less than 5,000 words
Flash Fiction or Nonfiction - less than 500 words
Visual Art - photography, video, photo essay, collage, painting, sketch, etc.
Translation - translation into English of any poetry, essay or short fiction from Asia, or vice versa, along with the original text
Book Review - pitch book review ideas to us, on fiction or nonfiction from or about Asia
Thank you for your consideration.
Juli Min, Editor in Chief

Call for Submissions on Theme of Love: OVS Magazine

OVS Magazine Deadline Extended!

We normally would be putting together the January 2018 issue, but this year we want to include a special section on love and whatever that means to you. All elements of love. Give us the sweet, the ugly and the tender.

Submit on or before Feb 14th 2018. This issue will be out April 1st!

Submit today! We will also be considering normal submissions during this extension!

Call for Submissions: Barzakh Magazine

Barzakh Magazine 

Submissions Are Open! Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018 

What we’re Looking for:

By defining ourselves as an “isthmus,” a space of crossings and connectivity, between histories, articulations, and media--making of these frontiers a site of inquiry and revitalization. We want your fiction, poetry, criticism, personal essays, translations*, drawings, photographs--you name it--that pushes against complacent taxonomies and finds itself forging new paths.

For Barzakh’s tenth issue we are looking for critical and creative work that pries wide the liminal spaces between aesthetic modes and fields, between tongues, and between histories. We especially seek works that actively engage with global and local crises and the acts of resistance/pushback that have galvanized in response to them. Past issues of interest for submitted work have included:

Fallout from the 2016 U. S. presidential election

Violence and conflicts in Syria, Nigeria, Iraq, and across the world

The water protection movement at Standing Rock

Race, police brutality, and protest in the era of Black Lives Matter

Social media protest and propaganda

Pledges of Allegiance

Border walls

Speaking out against sexual harassment and assault

Safe Spaces

Politics of identity


Please submit your work via our submission manager. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but let us know immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Be sure to include a brief third-person biography in your cover letter to accompany your work should it be accepted.

Genre-specific guidelines:

Fiction- up to 5000 words total (one piece or multiple flash pieces)

Poetry- up to 5 poems and totalling no more than ten (10) pages

Non-fiction- up to 3500 words total

Multigenre/Digital work- no more than ten (10) pages of text

Criticism- up to 3500 words total

Art- no more than 8 pieces at a time

Translation- should be accompanied by source text in original language, and written confirmation that you have English translation rights to the piece. No more than ten (10) pages.

Writing Competition: 2018 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction


Open January 1 through April 15 


Reading fee: $15
Entries will only be accepted through Submittable, your online submissions manager.

First Prize : $1,000 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine
Finalists: A list of finalists will be listed online in the Prime Number Magazine

(Prime Number Magazine is a Press 53 publication)

Final Judges:
Poetry : Terri Kirby Erickson, author of Becoming the Blue Heron and four other collections of poems
Short Fiction : Clint McCown, author of Total Balance Farm and the only two-time winner of the American Fiction Prize

Winners Announced: No later than July 1, 2018

How to Enter:
Submit one unpublished poem or story. Poems should be no more than three pages in length, spaced according to the poet’s intended style. Short story should be 53 to 5,300 words, double-spaced in 12-pt. type with numbered pages. Writers may enter either or both categories. Multiple entries require separate reading fees.

Reading fee is $15 per entry and is nonrefundable.

The judging process is “blind,” so author’s name should not appear anywhere on or in the poem or story.

Open to any writer anywhere in the world whose entry is unpublished and written in English.

Entries will only be accepted through Submittable, your online submissions manager. Requests to open your entry for editing via Submittable cannot be accepted after the April 15 deadline.

Writer is asked to withdraw the submission through Submittable should it be accepted for publication elsewhere. If entry is withdrawn, reading fee is nonrefundable.

The winning poem or short story must remain unpublished until it appears online in Prime Number Magazine, Issue 139, October 1, 2018, otherwise the prize and publication will be forfeited.

Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission.

An announcement of our winners and finalists will be sent to all entrants via email through Submittable, and posted on in Prime Number Magazine, Facebook, and Twitter no later than July 1, 2018.

Complete guidelines are available here.

Questions or concerns , other than technical issues with the submissions manager, please contact Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at:

KevinATPress53DOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Writing Competitions: The Rita Dove Prize in Poetry, Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction, & Penelope Niven Prize in CNF

The Rita Dove Prize in Poetry, Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction & Penelope Niven Prize in CNF are underway at ILA!

$15 entry fee from 1 January - 1 March 2018

Announcements made on Center for Women Writer's FB page & the contest's page after 1 June 2018

$1k to winner in each category & $150 to honorable mention in each category


Seema Reza (CNF)
Crystal Wilkinson (Fiction)
Lynn Melncik (Poetry)

For guidelines and more info, visit the contest's webpage