Monday, July 25, 2016

Payson Book Festival

Many thanks to the Payson Book Festival for inviting me to participate! I had a great time! A few photos from the event:

Call for Submissions and Writing Competition: Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm’s 2016 print issue is open for submissions, and we’re looking for your work! Prizes of $1,000 will be awarded for poetry and prose in our 2016 contest, and all entries will be considered for publication. Jennifer Moore will judge in poetry, and Courtney Maum will judge in prose.

Submit up to three poems or 5,000 words of prose via Submittable by September 1. General (non-contest) entries are always free, but it’s only $15 to enter the contest, and all entrants receive a copy of our 2016 issue. 

Visit our website for past issues and online-exclusive content, and see our Submittable page for complete submission guidelines. Check us out in Facebook, too, for author bios and other updates.

Thanks, and we hope you’ll check us out and spread the word!
the Slippery Elm staff

Call for Short Story Collections: Yellow Flag Press

Deadline: August 1 

Award: Publication 

Fee: $10

Yellow Flag Press publishes one collection of short fiction per year (beginning in 2017) under the banner of The Cypress & Pine Fiction Series.
Collections of original stories by both established and emerging authors writing in English will be considered.
· Collections should be comprised of original stories and/or novellas that have not been published as a complete collection (stories published individually in journals or chapbook are fine). No novels at this time.
· Manuscripts should be between 100 and 200 pages.
· Number each page of the manuscript. Author’s last name and the collection title should appear at the top of each page.
· Include a table of contents and a page of acknowledgements if any of the stories have been previously published.
· All submissions must be through Submittable. We do not accept hard copies.
· Include a short biographical statement in the cover letter field in Submittable. We do not need a synopsis of the collection.
· Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere or if you wish to withdraw it for any reason.
· Please send only one manuscript a year.

Each submission will receive a copy of the collection selected as the first in The Cypress & Pine Fiction Series. Copies will be mailed when the book is published in the spring of 2017. For this reason be sure that your mailing address is up to date with Submittable, and please notify us if you move before books are mailed.

Submit here.

Creative Nonfiction Competition: "How We Teach"

Submittable entry portal. 

We're currently seeking submissions for our "How We Teach" issue, which will go to print in the spring of 2017. We're looking for original essays—compelling, true stories rich with scene, character, detail, and a distinctive voice—that give insight into what it means to teach. The editors will award $1,000 for best essay and $500 for runner-up.

The entry fee is $20, though adding a Creative Nonfiction subscription to that fee—typically a $32 cost alone—costs only $5.

The deadline to submit is August 29, 2016.

Call for Submissions: Beyond

Beyond is the new magazine of Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Beyond is a print publication that also has a prominent and active web and social presence.

There are four columns open to submissions, all related to work. I’m looking for great stories written well. Three of the columns are writing (two brief prose, one poetry) and one is art/photography.

A Case of the Mondays
This humor column looks for the funny in the workplace. Word limit: 250.

Above and Beyond
Share what has inspired you in your work life that makes your work not just bearable but enjoyable. Word limit: 250.

Work in Verse
Beyond will publish one new work-related poem a month on the website and will include one poem in each print issue.

Share photographs of inspirational/aesthetic elements that inspire you in your workspace. Can be submitted via our submission system or using the #BeyondInSight on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

The submission system is now open! Go to our Submittable page for complete guidelines. Email us at:

beyondmagATcaseDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

if you have any questions, and visit our website to see what we're all about.

Bonus: we're a paying market!

Arts Residency: Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA)

Sundress Academy for the Arts & Lambda Literary Now Accepting Applications for Spring Artist Residencies 

Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one's own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet. 

The length of a residency can run from one to three weeks. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our spring residency period, which runs from January 2nd to May 7th, 2017. The deadline for spring residency applications is September 15th, 2016.

For the spring residency period, SAFTA will be pairing with Lambda Literary to offer two fellowships (one full fellowship and one 50% fellowship) for a week-long residency to LGBTQ writers of any genre. Lambda believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read. All applicants to the two fellowships must identify as LGBTQ. Partial scholarships also available to any applicant with financial need.

The SAFTA farmhouse is located on a working farm that rests on a 45-acre wooded plot in a Tennessee “holler” perfect for hiking, camping, and nature walks. Located less than a half-hour from downtown Knoxville, an exciting and creative city of 200,000 in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, SAFTA is an ideal location for those looking for a rural get-away with access to urban amenities.

The residency bedrooms are 130 sq. ft. with queen-size platform bed, closet, dresser, and desk. There is also a communal kitchen supplied with stove, refrigerator, and microwave plus plenty of cook- and dining-ware. The office and library have two working computers—one Mac, one PC—with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. The library contains over 800 books with a particularly large contemporary poetry section and, thanks to the Wardrobe, many recent titles by female-identified and genderqueer writers. The facility also includes a full-size working 19th century full-size letterpress with type, woodworking tools, and a 1930's drafting table.

To apply for the Sundress Academy for the Arts residency, you will need the following:  

-Application form (including artist's statement and contact information for two references)
-CV or artist's resume (optional)
-Artist sample (see website for more details on genre specifications)
-Application fee of $25 or $15 for current students (with student email) payable online*

For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook, under Sundress Academy for the Arts or on Twitter, @SundressPub

*Application fee will be waived for those applying for the Lambda Literary scholarship who demonstrate financial need. Please state this in your application under the financial need section.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Call for Submissions: Damfino Journal

Damfino Journal would like to read your work! We are interested in poetry, essay, and creative nonfiction, as well as odd literary bits such as poetry comics, anecdotes and so forth. We are open through September 1st, 2016.

For more information visit our website.