Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fellowships: Under the Volcano 2018

FELLOWSHIPS for Under the Volcano 2018 

October 1st deadline for Under the Volcano's 15th cycle of writing master classes in Mexico.

Fiction with Taiye Selasi, poetry with Paul Muldoon, memoir/essay with Jonathan Levi & investigative journalism with Ginger Thompson. January 11-21, 2018, in Tepoztl├ín, Mexico. 

Our fellowships cover full tuition, the two-week follow-up residency and RT airfare from the US.

Grace Paley Fellowship:
For a woman writer of any age whose writing Grace Paley would have encouraged.

Margot Adler Fellowship for Innovative Journalism:
For a working journalist under 40 or recent journalism school graduate with demonstrated interest in developing in-depth stories using innovative literary and digital techniques.

We also offer partial scholarships to qualified applicants (talent + need). 

Writing Competition: The Wonder Institute

“Contemporary Pilgrim, Prophet, or Unsung S/Hero.”

Submissions link.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

1st PRIZE: $1,000 (Poem or Essay)
2nd PRIZE: $500 (Poem or Essay)


• 2000 words or fewer.
• 8.5 x 11 page size. Double spaced throughout. Pages clearly numbered.
• Arial, Courier or Times font. 12 point font size.

What to Submit: An original, unpublished essay or epic poem, 2000 words or fewer, about a “Contemporary Pilgrim, Prophet, or Unsung S/Hero.”

When to Submit: Contest deadline is November 1, 2017. Entries must be submitted online by midnight.

Prizes and Publication: First Prize is a check for $1,000 dollars and publication on The Wonder Institute website. Second Prize is a check for $500 dollars and publication on The Wonder Institute website. Honorable mention(s) will be selected at the discretion of the final judge, Linda Durham. Honorable Mention entries may also be published on the Wonder Institute website.

Results: Contest results will be announced by December 1, 2017 on the Wonder Institute Website. First and Second Prize winners will be contacted by email. Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the Wonder Institute Website.

Anonymous Judging: Entries are judged anonymously. Include a cover sheet containing title and author’s full name. Your name must not appear on the essay itself.

Privacy: Your privacy is assured. We will not sell your information to third parties.

Copyright: By submitting your essay, you give The Wonder Institute a non-exclusive license to publish your work online.

Final Judge: Linda Durham.

Call for Flash Fiction and Poetry Submissions: It Matters Radio

It Matters Radio is looking for flash fiction and poetry to share on our annual Halloween show.
Please send submissions via our website.

150 word limit. 

Must be received by Oct 10. Be sure to include contact information.

Writing Competitions: Alexandria Quarterly

Three Contests from Alexandria Quarterly:

AQP is looking for an unpublished chapbook of poems 32 pages in length. The contest is open to both new and established writers. The winner will receive book publication, a $300 cash award, and twenty copies of the book.


AQP is looking for an unpublished graphic novel up to 40 pages in length. The contest is open to both new and established writers/artists. The winner will receive book publication, a $300 cash award, and twenty copies of the book.

This summer AQP published the first pocket sized book in we're calling the Small Stories Series. It's called Deliver Love and it's by Pal Shazar. (We highly recommend you check it out!) AQP is looking to add our second title to the series. The contest is open to both new and established writers. The winner will receive book publication, a $100 cash award, and twenty copies of the book. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Poetry Competition: 2017 X.J. Kennedy Parody Award

Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry presents
The 2017 X.J. Kennedy Parody Award 

$500 Prize 

Final Judge: Eric McHenry
Deadline: September 30, 2017

Click Here for More Information!

1. Submissions must be original, unpublished parodies of famous poems of any length and subject matter.
2. Parodies must be metrical (accentual-syllabic or accentual), though the original poems may be free verse.
3. Author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and name of poem being parodied should be typed on the back of each entry (if not submitting electronically).
4. Final judge for the 2017 contest will be Eric McHenry. The winning poem and several runners-up will be published in a 2018 issue of Measure.
5. Send up to three poems in one envelope (or in one MS Word file via our electronic submission system). Entry fee: $10 per three poems, checks payable to Measure Press, or you may pay electronically via PayPal. Writers may enter as many times as they’d like, but each group of three poems must be accompanied by a $10 fee.
6. Entries must be sent to the address below and postmarked no later than September 30, 2017. Enclose an SASE if you would like to be notified of the contest results. Entries cannot be returned.

Measure Parody Award
526 S. Lincoln Park Drive
Evansville, IN 47714

Call for Submissions: Prime Number Magazine

Prime Number Magazine is accepting general submissions in poetry and short fiction

Now accepting submissions in Poetry and Short Fiction for Issue 127 (Jan 2018): Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication)

Guest poetry editor, Seth Michelson, author of Swimming Through Fire

Guest short fiction editor, John Matthew Fox, author of I Will Shout Your Name (forthcoming, February 2018)

Our guest judges will select three poets and three short fiction authors for Issue 127, January 1, 2018.

No submission fee.
Submission guides are on the Press 53 Submittable page

Poetry Competition: Up North Poetry Prize




Contest Guidelines:

Open to writers from or writing about the Upper Midwest, who haven’t yet published a full-length book, and who have no book forthcoming before November 15, 2017. Writers with chapbooks are allowed.

Submit up to three poems of any length.

All work will be considered for inclusion in the print journal.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if the work we are considering has been accepted elsewhere.

Winner and finalists to be published in the print journal.

Only previously unpublished work will be considered.

This contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in your uploaded document.

Submit your double-spaced work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.

Close friends of the judge, as well as close friends or family of Up North Lit editors, staff, and readers are prohibited from submitting

$5 entry fee to submit 

Optional $12 entry fee will include a one-year subscription to Up North Lit (free to current subscribers).

Link to submit.