Saturday, February 6, 2016

Short Fiction Competition: 2016 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

2016 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: March 14, 2016

$2,000 awarded for the winning short story, plus publication in the Fall 2016 issue of Colorado Review.

Deadline: postmark of March 14, 2016. Entry fee: $15.

Final judge is Gish Jen. Stories must be unpublished and between 10 and 50 pages.

Obtain complete guidelines at our website or send your request with an SASE to:

Nelligan Prize, Colorado Review
9105 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105

Call for Submissions: Ragazine is seeking submissions of poetry, photography, reviews, interviews, art, travel stories, creative nonfiction, memoir, informed political commentary, current events, dance, entertainment, cartoons & illustrations, Letters to the Editor, and more.

You believe in making the Arts a necessity, a part of life that matters. You write, you make music, you draw, you paint, you observe, you think, you pull things out of the air and turn them into something palpable. We’re here to help you get “that” — whatever “that” is — into the wider world.

Please visit our website for submission guidelines. ​

Call for Submissions: Nebo

Going strong since 1971, Nebo, the literary journal of Arkansas Tech University, is looking for your best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics. 
Previously a print-only journal, we're expanding our online footprint with a new website showcasing monthly narrative and verse features.
Simultaneous, multiple, and reprint submissions are welcome.
Find out more at our website.

Call for Children's Stories on Theme of Adventure: Ladybug

Call for Submissions: Adventure

Deadline: March 23, 2016

Ladybug is looking for remarkable tales to thrill very young children. For this audience, an exciting story could explore an experience as common as starting out at a new childcare center or as wild as setting sail in a magical ship. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, we are interested in simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, lively language, and humor.

Submit here to Ladybug (for ages 3–6).

Writing Competition: Fugue's 2016 Poetry and Prose Contest

Fugue's 2016 Annual Poetry and Prose Contests
Deadline: March 15th, 2016 
Judged by Megan Kruse (prose) and Rose McLarney (poetry). We accept between 1-3 poems and no more than one story or one essay.
Entry fee: $15. Multiple submissions are accepted as long as separate fees are paid.
Winners in each genre receive $1,000 and will be published in the 50th issue of Fugue. 
Entries can be submitted here.

Call for Poetry and Fiction Submissions: Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine.

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine publishes 150 features annually. We regularly call for tight, gripping fiction and poetry submissions.

Our guidelines.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Really System

Really System, the journal of poetry and extensible poetics, will publish its tenth issue in Spring 2016. We are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us.  

Submissions for issue three are open until March 15, 2016. 

More information at our website.

Read our submission guidelines here.