Sunday, August 17, 2014

Essay Competition: The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis

The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis is sponsoring an essay contest on the intersection of ecology and Jungian psychology, in preparation for our conference, which is coming up in 2015. This is the 3rd such contest we've sponsored, and each time, the winners are invited to a writer's evening at our conference where they read their work. We also publish a compilation of the winners, and space permitting, honorable mentions. There are monetary prizes as well.
Entry fee: $10.00
First Place Award: $1000
Deadline: October 1, 2014 
Please visit our website for more information.

Call for Submissions: Cherry Tree

Brand-new literary journal, Cherry Tree : A National Literary Journal @ Washington College, is now open for general submissions for our very first issue. Our reading period runs from August 15-October 15 and we are looking for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. And we really want to read your best work! So please consider submitting to Cherry Tree!

Submit here.

About our namesake:"The name Cherry Tree honors George Washington who, in 1782, gifted 'the College at Chester' 50 guineas, consented to serve on its Board, and gave the educational institution permission to use his name. In the American imagination, George Washington is a figure who has come to represent both truth-telling and mythmaking. The famous story of the cherry tree—'I can’t tell a lie, Pa; you know I can’t tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.'—reminds us that there is truth even in invention, that even apocrypha can convey the facts of life."

Call for Submissions: Star 82 Review

Star 82 Review is an art and lit online and print magazine looking for your best original unpublished work and lyrical language featuring the displaced person and the humorous oddness of everyday life. We’re looking for 20-1000 words of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and photos or images you’ve created that tell a story. Combinations of art and writing (erasure texts, tiny stories with photo, etc.) are also welcome. We are currently seeking work for Winter 2.4. 

Deadline: November 1, 2014. 
Optional prompts for 2.4: a new view; talking with someone in or out a window; cameras, screens; glass; story that revolves around keyboards (piano or other); lyrical political landscape; tourists in winter; barriers; misunderstandings; hats 

See our general guidelines here.

Alisa Golden
editorATstar82reviewDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Submissions on the Theme of Disobedience: Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry

Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry is now accepting submissions for our next issue, Volume VII, The Disobedient Issue. We are leaving the interpretation of the concept of disobedience open, but know that this issue was inspired by reading Poetics of Disobedience by Alice Notley and by necessary acts of civil disobedience everywhere. Please send only your best work, any length, any style.

Deadline for this issue: January 31, 2015

Expect a response within 1 - 3 months after close of submissions. If you have not heard from us after this time period please feel free to inquire.

The details:

- Please submit 1 to 5 poems, 1 craft essay, and/or 1 book review, using the online submission form.
- Please include a brief third-person bio in your cover letter.
- Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are notified promptly when work is accepted elsewhere, but please no multiple submissions. The only exceptions to this rule is if you are submitting both poems and an essay, or both an essay and a book review, or both poems and a book review.
- Previously published is also fine, as long as it was in print, not online, and as long as you as the author retain all copyright. Because we strive to be the first online publisher of your work, if it has appeared anywhere that is publicly accessible on the web (including on your blog) then it is considered previously published. Please feel free to contact us and we will provide clarification on a case-by-case basis.
- We acquire one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish your work, at which time all rights revert back to you as the author. If we should ever decide to create a print anthology and would like to include your work, we will contact you.
- If accepted for inclusion you may be asked to provide a brief contributor's statement exploring your view of disobedience in literature . (See past issues for examples of what me mean.)
- Please note that we are a non-paying market.
- No snail mail submissions. All submissions must come through our online submissions manager.
Upload your submission here.

Call for Submissions: Mason's Road: A Literary & Arts Journal

Call for Submissions - Mason's Road: A Literary & Arts Journal

We are pleased to announce the opening of our next submissions period! We are now accepting your best Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, and Craft Essays. The theme for Issue #10 is “Memory,” and we are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic.

Our submissions period runs for three months: August 15 – November 15, 2014. There are two ways to submit to Mason’s Road. You can submit for free any time during our submissions period, and your work will be given thorough consideration for publication. Or, you can submit with a $10 fee, and your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Literary Prize, which includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry we receive. Please visit our website for submission guidelines.

In our just-published issue, we feature work by prize-winning authors, including Jay Kidd, Nicola Waldron, and Stephanie Dickinson .We also have interviews on craft with poet Cynthia Atkins, screenwriter Tom Grey, and novelist Therese Anne Fowler. We are proud of the excellent array of work we selected from over 500 submissions, including the short story, “Formication,” by Patricia Canright Smith, winner of the Mason’s Road Literary Prize. Visit our website to check out all of the current issue’s works.

Sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing, Mason’s Road is an online literary journal with a focus on the lifetime learning of the writing craft. It is run by the program’s graduate students, and its goal is to be both educational and inspiring. Anyone in the literary community is welcome to submit, comment on the current selections, and engage in a dialogue about our craft.

Thank you in advance for helping us spread the word among your creative writing students, faculty, and contacts!

The Mason’s Road Editorial Team

Marcel Proust once said, "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." Such is the mystery and miracle of memory. Virginia Woolf believed that emotions cannot be fully developed in the moment, rather, only by remembering them in the past. Perhaps that is why, while we exist in the present, we have a tendency to live in the past, feeding on memory and experience to inform our future. Literature, especially, has all to do with memory. It is no coincidence that the majority of prose is written in the past tense as if being recalled from somewhere, and we even have a whole genre of nonfiction dedicated to memoir--a word derived from the French and Latin words for memory. Poetry is very often reflective, and even futuristic drama has an organic way of telling a story of the past. Why are we so tied to memory, and perhaps more curiously, why do we feel compelled to share memories with others? Mark Twain said, "A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory." The implication is that alongside our memories of happiness and joy, there must surely be memories of sadness and regret. What value does this add to the human experience? How can literature help us to answer these questions? The editors of Mason's Road look forward to reading the creative ways in which our contributors delve into the eerie abyss of Memory. As Aldous Huxley puts it, "Every man's memory is his private literature." We are excited for this opportunity to read so many chapters of so many different stories.

Translation Competition: Lunch Ticket's Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation or Multi-Lingual Texts

Lunch Ticket is now accepting submissions for our new Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation or Multi-Lingual Texts. Literary translation is crucial to writers of all cultures. Gabriel García Márquez completes what Edith Grossman details as a "Translation Loop" in her book, Why Translation Matters. Without a translator, Cervantes' Don Quixote would never have been read by William Faulkner, whose work, in turn, was translated into Spanish and influenced the work of Gabriel García Márquez, whose work has been translated into over a hundred languages, influencing authors from America to Japan. Translation makes for the possibility of untold numbers of these "loops of influence”—without which, we might never read the work of writers we could literally not imagine a world without (nor would most of us want to). For that reason, we have named this prize to honor "Gabo"—Gabriel García Márquez.

Please indicate whether your translation falls under poetry or prose, and refer to standard Lunch Ticket guidelines for work submitted in our preferred format. 
Please include the original work along with your translation, and a document showing that you have permission to publish the original work. Original, bilingual work may be submitted under the translation category; if this describes your work, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter, as the permissions requirements for your submission will be different. Please note when submitting translations that the responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for the translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. If you are unsure whether or not you have obtained the correct permissions, we suggest you contact ALTA, or use their resources to ensure that you are in compliance with our requirements for publication:
The winner will receive $200, and the winning piece will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket alongside the two semi-finalists.  
For further details and submission manager, visit our website.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Call for Submissions: pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture

pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture is now accepting submissions for its 12th issue themed, “From the Holler to the Hood.” We invite poetry and prose (both scholarly and creative) that illustrates the experience in transitioning between urban and rural environments. We also invite digital collage and photography that interprets our theme visually. All submissions will be considered for both print and web editions of the issue.

General Call for Submissions:
pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture is looking for voices of color from the thirteen states touched by the Appalachian Mountains (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) and work with a strong sense of place that addresses the writer’s unique experience in this physical and spiritual diaspora. We ask that potential contributors please read at least one issue of our journal before submitting their work so they can get a feel for the material we accept. Normal response time can range from 6-12 weeks.

Please submit work by September 8 in one of the following categories in an attachment of .doc or .rtf format (.jpg for images) and a bio of no more than fifty words to:

pluckjournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

POETRY: Up to five previously unpublished poems.

FICTION: Up to 1500 words.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Up to five attached photos at 300 dpi or better. Dropbox links accepted. Accepted photos will be printed in B&W, Color on the web

ESSAYS: Creative non-fiction or academic essay of up to 1500 words

Multiple submissions accepted. Please advise if your submission is accepted elsewhere.