Monday, December 11, 2017

Call for Submissions: the museum of americana

the museum of americana is open to submissions of prose and poetry from until December 31st. We seek work that engages with or repurposes the complex cultural history of America.

Please read our guidelines here for more information on how and what to submit.

We look forward to reading your work!

Writing Competition: William Matthews Poetry Prize

Asheville Poetry Review is currently reading for the annual William Matthews Poetry Prize

First Prize: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading in Asheville
Second Prize: $250, publication, and a featured reading in Asheville
Third Prize: Publication and a featured reading in Asheville

Final Judge for 2018: Alfred Corn
Postmark/Online Entry Deadline: January 15, 2018

Send 3 poems, any style, any theme, any length, with a $20 entry fee.

The final judging process will be “blind” (all identifying information will be removed from the poems).

All submissions will be considered for publication.

We prefer online submissions through Submittable.

Postal submissions are also accepted (make checks payable to Asheville Poetry Review):

William Matthews Poetry Prize
c/o Asheville Poetry Review
PO Box 7086
Asheville, NC 28802

Call for Submissions: Brevity Podcast One-Minute Memoir

One-Minute Memoir

We’re trying something new.

The Brevity Podcast is seeking submissions for our One-Minute Memoir episode. We’re looking for ultra-flash nonfiction of 100-150 words (on paper) and up to one minute (recording time). Accepted pieces will be broadcast in our February episode and receive a $25 honorarium.

Deadline for submission is January 6, 2018.

You may submit in one of two ways:

1) Text only. Submit a .doc. We will record accepted pieces in the Brevity studio.

2) Audio file. Submit an MP3 or WAV of your own recording PLUS a .doc with the text. Read our blog post about recording your own work for basic sound guidelines. We will master accepted pieces.

Recordings should be a maximum of 60 seconds.

Please start your recording with your name and the title of your piece; this doesn’t count as part of the 60 seconds.

Brevity publishes well-known and emerging writers working in the extremely brief (750 words or less) essay form. We have featured work from two Pulitzer prize finalists, many NEA fellows, Pushcart winners, Best American authors, and writers from India, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Malaysia, Qatar, and Japan. We have also featured numerous previously-unpublished authors, and take a special joy in helping to launch a new literary career. Over the past year Brevity has averaged 10,000 unique visitors per month. The Brevity Podcast launched in 2016, and has featured interviews with Andre Dubus III, Dani Shapiro, Rick Moody, and other nonfiction notables.

Please use our Submittable link, choosing the category One-Minute Memoir.

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

Call for Graphic Narrative Submissions: Moon City Review

Moon City Review is for the first time seeking graphic narrative submissions to be considered for its forthcoming issue, as well as all its future editions. Guidelines are as follows:

Graphic Narrative

Moon City Review welcomes submissions of short-form, literary graphic narrative (fiction, nonfiction, poetry).

Please keep submissions to eight pages maximum.
Black-and-white submissions only.
Submit in .jpg, .tiff, or .pdf format.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if prompt notification is given through Submittable of acceptance elsewhere.

Please address any questions or other correspondence to Graphic Narrative Editor Jennifer Murvin:

jmurvinATmissouristateDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Submissions can be sent to MCR's Submittable portal.

Writing Competition: Wells College Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Wells College Press invites submissions to its annual poetry chapbook contest. The deadline for the 2018 competition is January 10, 2018. The winner will be announced in February 2018. 
The author of the chosen manuscript will receive 15 copies of the letterpress-printed, hand-sewn chapbook. The author will also be invited to read from their new chapbook at Wells College in the fall of 2018. The poet will receive a $1,000 honorarium + room and board for the reading. 
We print editions of 150 signed and numbered copies. We craft every aspect of our chapbooks individually and obsessively: Prior chapbooks have included type and ornament cast in metal at the Bixler Letterfoundry in Skaneatles as well as wood engravings specifically commissioned for those projects. Our books also feature hand-set title pages and hand-sewn bindings. The winning chapbook will continue this tradition of craftsmanship. 
For detailed guidelines, go here.

Call for Submissions: Parentheses Journal

Parentheses Jounal seeks poetry, prose and art (including but not limited to hybrid, collage, photography) for Issue Three to be released in March 2018. The deadline for Issue Three is February 01, 2018.

We encourage you to peruse our previous issues and submission guidelines before sending your work. We encourage submissions from historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to POC, women, non-binary people, LGBTQ and the differently abled. Inquiries may be directed to:

editorsATparenthesesjournalDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Submission guidelines.
Link to previous issues.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Wordrunner e-Chapbooks Anthology

Fiction, memoir and poetry will be considered for the winter 2018 Wordrunner e-Chapbooks anthology (published online). The theme is “rites of passage.” We want emotionally complex work about any kind of passage through life, time or space, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror or fantasy, unless it transcends the genre.

Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (750 to 6,000 words).

Deadline: January 31, 2018. Work should not have been previously published.

Submission fees: $2/poetry, $3/prose. Authors are paid ($5 to $25).

Guidelines/submittable link.

Thank you,
Jo-Anne Rosen