Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Flash Fiction Competition: Red Savina Review

Red Savina Review Flash Fiction Contest was created to champion writers whose writing explores and challenges the notion of human being in the twenty-first century. Flash fiction by authors that achieve this distinction will be devoid of influences such as political correctness and the solipsism that taints much of literature composed under the auspices of postmodernity. The award will be given to those writers whose work strips away the conceits of being human in an attempt to clear the way for human being, to authors who have something to say and say it well.

Open: September 19, 2016
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Fee: $9.00 entry

Prize: Winner receives $75.00 and publication

Word Count: 750 words

Entries judged by RSR Editors

For more information and to enter, please visit our website.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Call for Submissions: The Southeast Review

The Southeast Review is currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and book review submissions for issues 35.1 and 35.2. We seek quality writing from a range of traditions and styles, with an emphasis on work that pushes boundaries and uses its craft to evoke emotion while making the strange seem familiar and the familiar, strange. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us if your pieces are accepted elsewhere. We look forward to reading your work!

Please visit our website or Submittable page for more information and guidelines.

Artists' Residency: Sundress Academy of the Arts

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies during the summer residency period, during the weeks of May 8th to August 20th, 2017. These residencies are designed to give artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment.

Each residency costs $250/week, which includes a room of one's own, access to our communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.

For the summer residency period, SAFTA will be offering four full fellowships for the following—two fellowships for writers or artists of color (one sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission), one Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship for an Appalachian writer, and one Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship for a Tennessee writer. Three of these fellowships were made possible by an ABC grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, awarded for the 2016-2017 season.

The Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship for Appalachian writers is open to any writer who currently lives or works in Appalachia or any writer with strong ties to the area. The Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship for Tennessee writers is open to any writer who currently lives or works in Tennessee or any writer native to Tennessee. For either of the two writer/artist of color fellowships, the application fee will be waived for those who demonstrate financial need. Please state this in your application under the financial need section. Partial scholarships are also available to any applicant with financial need.

The application deadline for the summer residency period is January 15th, 2017. Find out more at our website.

The Tennessee Arts Commission invests in more than 600 nonprofit organizations across the state and their mission is to cultivate the arts for the benefit of all Tennesseans and their communities. For more information, check their website.

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ residency on a 45-acre farm in Knoxville, Tennessee, that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers of all genres, visual artists, and more. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in East Tennessee.

Call for Creative Nonfiction and Art: Inscape

Inscape, the literary magazine of Washburn University, is open for submissions through October 31. The editors are especially interested in seeing high-quality creative nonfiction and visual art.
Top submissions in each genre will receive $100 Editors' Choice Awards and Pushcart nominations. The editors' favorite visual art will appear on the magazine's cover. 
Submit online here.

Chapbook Competition: Arcadia Press




A prize of $1,000 and twenty-five author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The chapbook will also be published by Arcadia and distributed to our subscribers as the winter issue.

Submit a manuscript of 15 to 40 pages with a $20.00 entry fee between August 1 and November 30. 

All poems, stories, and essays submitted will be considered for publication in Arcadia. For more information, please visit our contest page.

First Fiction Competition for Midwest Writers: Holy Cow! Press

Holy Cow! Press announces its “First Fiction” contest to publish an author's first short story collection or a novella.
$5,000 cash prize, publication contract.
For writers living in the American midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North & South Dakota, Michigan, Illinois). 
Deadline: December 1st, 2016
$20 reading fee requested. Email for complete guidelines:
holycowATholycowpresDOT.org (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
or visit our website.  
Finalist judge: Linda LeGarde Grover.

Call for Submissions on Theme of Leaving Home, Finding Home: Nimrod International Jounal

Call for Submissions: Leaving Home, Finding Home

Deadline: November 5, 2016

Submissions are now open for Nimrod International Journal’s Spring 2017 issue, Leaving Home, Finding Home. For this issue, we invite poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction that explore ideas of home. We are especially interested in receiving work by immigrants, “Third Culture Kids,” and expatriates. Other ideas include work about age and home, the connections between family and home, and home as a state of mind.

For poetry, submit up to 8 pages; for fiction and creative nonfiction, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online

Visit our website for guidelines.