Saturday, August 29, 2015

Featured Author on Brain to Books Blog Tour

I am one of the featured authors today on the Brain to Books Blog Tour! Many thanks to Angela B. Chrysler for organizing this, and be sure to check out the other great authors on the tour.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Poetry Book Award: Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize 2015


$2000 prize and book publication by Anhinga Press

Final Judge: C.G. Hanzlicek


Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-80 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. 

Entry fee: $25 by mail or $28 online through Submittable

Visit website for full submission details and guidelines.

Mail Entries to: 

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry Department of English
Mail Stop PB 98 
5245 N. Backer Ave. 
California State University
Fresno, Fresno, California 93740-8001

Phone: 559.278.1569

conniehATcsufresnoDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Sponsored by: MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press

Call for Submissions: Pembroke Magazine

Pembroke Magazine Back-to-School Special: Submit for Free in September

To celebrate the start of a new school year and our recent move to Submittable, we’re waiving submission fees for the month of September. Send us your best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for the chance at publication in Volume 48 of Pembroke Magazine—set to debut at AWP 2016. 

For details, visit our website.

We look forward to reading your work.

Call for Submissions: Sou'wester Literary Journal

Sou'wester literary journal is now reading fiction, poetry, and CNF for its Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 issues.

As you may know, Sou'wester has been publishing for over 50 years! We publish established writers and those just beginning their publication careers. Each year, one poet and one prose writer who have not (yet) published a full-length volume in their genre will be chosen by the editors to receive The Robbins Award, with a cash prize of $100.

Submissions portal.

Please check us out and consider sending us your work.

Writing Competition: Mississippi Review

The 2016 Mississippi Review Contest is now open for submissions. Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up the Summer 2016 print issue of Mississippi Review.

For more details and to submit, visit our website.
Key dates:
Contest opens: August 1, 2015
Postmark deadline: January 1st, 2016

Winners and finalists announced: March 2015
Issue publication: June 2016

Entry: $16 submission fee. Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue.
If you have questions please e-mail:

msreviewATusmDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Submissions: The Radvocate

The Radvocate is a literary arts journal, published by So Say We All, and edited by a dedicated team of volunteers under the direction of its creator and Editor-in-Chief, Matt Lewis.

Submittable link.

The Radvocate features the fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art of people who acknowledge the state of the world and strive to reflect it in their work, individuals who read independently, think critically, and will help us shout to those who would control us: “We are not afraid.”

We recommend works between 100-3,500 words. Artwork should be at least 300 dpi in quality, Jpegs preferred. Once submitted, we will review it and let you know if it's been accepted in a few weeks.

Submissions are read year-round, though for consideration for The Radvocate #14, please send us your work by December 15th, 2015.

Call for Creative Nonfiction Submissions to Anthology: Iran Musings


Seeking creative nonfiction that addresses the experience of Iranians in the US and their connections and disconnections to Iran and its culture. Writing doesn’t have to be by Iranians only; it can include the work of spouses of Iranians, bicultural children, and those who have lived or worked in Iran and feel some connection to the people and place.

Email your submissions to the editors (Leila Emery and Katherine Whitney) at:

IranmusingsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

as a Word doc (double-spaced, 12 pt. font, no more than 15 pages).
Please direct your inquiries to the editors at the email listed above. English submissions only; no translations.

NEW DEADLINE: October 1, 2015. We will seek out a publisher over the next year with an eye towards publishing this anthology in 2016.