Saturday, July 21, 2018

Writing Competition: American Literary Review Contest

American Literary Review 2018 Contest
The American Literary Review’s Annual Writing Awards are open for submissions through October 1st. Send us your best work in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry.
$1000.00 will be awarded to each winner.
Entry Fee: $15.00
Find complete submission details here.

Call for Submissions: Bracken Magazine

Bracken magazine is open for submissions for Issue VI, due out this fall.

We are looking for lyrical short fiction (up to 2500 words) and poetry set in nature and inspired by old-world storytelling.

We pay $.02/word for fiction and $15 per poem.

To better understand what we publish, browse our past issues.

Follow this link to submit.

Call for Submissions: Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine once again seeks tight, gripping prose and poetry. We use Submittable and all submissions need to come through that system so our first-reader staff can evaluate them as a team.

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine publishes 120-200 poems and short prose pieces annually. We judge each piece on its merit rather than author biographical information.

Call for Submissions to International Refugee Poetry Anthology: WaterWood Press

INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE POETRY Anthology—WaterWood Press will accept refugee poetry beginning March 15 for the 2019 anthology entitled Elusions: Refugee Poetry. Editors: James Adams (Pulitzer Prize nominee for Noble Savage) and South African poet Peter Anderson.

Submission guidelines: 
  • Original poems/translations on refugees in any style. 
  • No PPW, except for poems in translation. 
  • Submit 1–3 poems per poet (3 copies per poem). No more than 30 lines per poem. 
  • Include SASE and cover letter. 
  • All entries postmarked by August 15. 
  • No fees
Mail (only) submissions to:

WaterWood Press
47 Waterwood
Huntsville, TX 77320
Attn: 2018 Refugee Poetry Editor.

Writing Competition: Calvino Prize

A prize of 2000 USD and publication in Miracle Monocle journal is given annually for a work of fiction written in the fabulist experimental style of Italo Calvino. The winner will also receive domestic airfare and lodging to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Kelly Link will judge. 

Using the online submission system, submit a short story or an excerpt from a story collection, novel, or novella of up to 25 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 15, 2018. Previously published work is eligible.

Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Writing Residency/Fellowship in Long-form Journalism/Nonfiction: Sundress Academy for the Arts

Sundress Academy for the Arts Now Accepting Applications for Residency Fellowship in Long-form Journalism/Nonfiction
The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is excited to announce that they are accepting applications for a new fellowship in long-form journalism and/or nonfiction. The The Fourth Estate Residency fellowship comes with a two-week residency during the spring or summer residency periods as well as a $500 stipend.
In the age of anti-journalism and “fake news," we believe it is more important than ever to give journalists and writers time to research, write, and revise work that delves into the events and issues of our time.. Our group of ten writers (Camille Dungy, Eliza Griswold, Patrick Hicks, Ilyse Kusnetz--in memoriam, Kathryn Miles, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Brian Turner, Sholeh Wolpe, Elliott Woods, and Sunil Yapa) have joined together to make this possible. Although several of us work in writing disciplines outside of journalism, we believe it is crucial to support the work of journalists—especially in a time when the entire profession is under threat.
This fellowship is intended to give writers space and time to continue to do this important and necessary work. Applicants may work in any journalistic medium—writing (traditional journalism or literary nonfiction), podcasting, vlogging, etc.
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 women and nonbinary writers. The facility also includes a full-size working 19th century full-size letterpress with type, woodworking tools, and a 1930's drafting table.
SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our spring/summer residency period, which runs from December 31st to August 11th, 2019. The deadline for The Fourth Estate Residency fellowship applications is September 1st, 2018.
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 $15 or $10 for current students (with student email) payable online*
Please also let us know if you would like to be considered for a residency even if you are not awarded this particular fellowship. For the spring, we also have fellowships for LGBTQIA writers; for the summer, we offer fellowships for writers and artists of color.

For more information, visit our website.
*Application fee will be waived for those applying who demonstrate financial need. Please state this in your application under the financial need section.

Call for Fiction Submissions: Light and Dark Magazine

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Light and Dark is now seeking submissions of short stories (less than 3,000 words) that explore the dichotomous nature of existence in some way. Send us your most honest, your most daring, your most nuanced stories. We pay our writers for their work and feature it both online and in our annual print issue.

Submit here.