Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Essay Published: The Manifest Station

Pleased to share that my essay, "Good Gentlemen, Speak Up" has been published on The Manifest Station. Many thanks to Jen Pastiloff and the editors for their support!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Call for Submissions from Undergraduates: Sink Hollow

Sink Hollow, the national undergraduate literary journal at Utah State University, is seeking provocative, resonant, polished pieces of undergraduate work to be published in Spring 2017. We accept all original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. All students currently enrolled as undergraduates at two- and four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit!
Deadline: April 9, 2017

Please visit our website and submit your work here.

Call for Submissions: Helen: A Literary Magazine

Helen: A Literary Magazine is open for submissions.

We’re looking for flash fiction that opens us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and dazzle us, and essays that pour us into your world.

We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance. Our issues include poetry, flash fiction, essays, personal narratives, art, and photography. We also feature video exclusives from our web issues as well as in our ongoing blog series Friday Night Specials.

Flash Fiction : 50-1,500 words
Poetry : 8 poems (12 page limit)
Essays & Personal Narratives : 1,500 - 4,000 words

No theme or genre restrictions. Send in your best!

We offer token to semi-professional payment.

Main Submittable page.

Check out our website.

Call for Submissions on Theme of "The Road": Slipstream


Slipstream is currently reading for Issue #37, which will be published in the fall of 2017. We seek poetry that explores the theme "the road." Creative interpretations are welcome. Submit up to five (5) poems in one document file only. We also are accepting artwork and photography for the issue. Please do not submit additional work until you have received a response on the status of your current submission.

Deadline to submit is: May 1, 2017.

For submission guidelines, go here.

Fiction Competition: 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

Colorado Review is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction; the postmark deadline is March 14, 2017. This year’s final judge is Richard Bausch. The prize is given annually for the best short story.

General guidelines:

1. $2,000 will be awarded for the best short story, which will be published in the fall/winter 2017 issue of Colorado Review.
2. This year’s final judge is Richard Bausch; friends and students (current & former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.
3. Entry fee is $15 per story ($17 to submit online); there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.
4. Stories must be previously unpublished.
5. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be at least 10 but less than 50 pages (12-point type, double-spaced, 1-inch margins).
6. Deadline is the postmark of March 14, 2017.
7. Winner will be announced by July 2017.
8. All submissions will be considered for publication.

To submit online:

For an additional $2, you may submit online. The $2 goes entirely to Submittable: 79 cents is a credit card fee, and the remaining $1.11 goes to the good people at Submittable who created and maintain the software.

Submit here.

To submit via regular mail:

1. Include two title sheets: on the first, provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the story title; on the second, provide only the story title. Your name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
2. Enclose a check for $15 for each story. Checks should be made out to Colorado Review.
3. You may submit multiple stories in the same envelope, and a single check can be made out for the total.
4. Provide SASE for contest results.
5. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not enclose extra postage for return of manuscript.
6. Entries must be clearly addressed to:

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

Questions? Email: 

creviewATcolostateDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

or call 970-491-5449.

Poetry Competition: Inaugural Airlie Prize

Submissions for the Inaugural Airlie Prize are open to all poets writing in English, regardless of place of residence. A selection will be made by a team of Airlie Press editors.

The winner will be notified in the fall of 2017 and will receive a $1000 cash award. The winning collection will be published in October 2018 in an initial print run of at least 500 copies, with a custom bookmark to accompany the book.

Entry Fee: $20.00

More details here.

Poetry Competition: Zocalo Public Square

Zócalo Public Square's sixth annual poetry prize is awarded to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place.

The winner will receive $500 and will be published by Zócalo on our site.

The deadline for our no-fee contest is February 3, 2017.

Send up to three poems to:

poetryATzocalopublicsquareDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

More information here.