Saturday, March 28, 2015

Writing Competition and Call for Submissions: Hospital Drive

Hospital Drive: The Literature and Humanities Journal of the University of Virginia School of Medicine announces a Poetry and Prose Contest.

Editors will award $500 for the Best Poetry submission and $500 for the Best Prose submission exploring the theme of “Identity” within the context of health care. 

All submissions will be considered for publication in a special print issue of the magazine scheduled for February 2016. Deadline is June 15, 2015, and there is no entry fee. Please see the website for complete details and submission guidelines.

Hospital Drive also seeks general submissions year round for the online magazine, which is posted in August and February each year. Please consider submitting your best health care-related poetry, prose (fiction or nonfiction), or art. Submission guidelines are available here.

Writing Competition: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

The deadline is April 30 to enter this year's Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. We've increased the cash prizes to $4,000 but held the fee at $16 per entry. The winning entries will be published on our website. The top winners will receive prominent exposure on our home page.
 Once again this contest will be judged by Arthur Powers, assisted by Lauren Singer. Mr. Powers is author of A Hero for the People (Press 53)—a collection of short stories set in Brazil—and The Book of Jotham (Tuscany Press), which won the 2012 Tuscany Press Novella Award. He has received a Fellowship in Fiction from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, three annual awards for short fiction from the Catholic Press Association, the 2014 Catholic Arts & Literature Award for adult fiction, and second prize in the 2008 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest for "The Bridge". He is the contemporary editor emeritus of, judge of the 2015 Dappled Things JF Powers Short Story Contest, and serves on the board of The Raleigh Review.

Key contest information:
Top prizes: Best Story, $1,500; Best Essay, $1,500
Entry fee: $16 per entry
Length limit: 6,000 words
Subject: Any
Previously published work OK? Yes

Call for Submissions on Romani Experience: Drunken Boat

Drunken Boat, international online journal of the arts, is pleased to announce a special call for art and literature focusing on the experience of those who identify as Rom, Roma, Romanichels, Sinti, and Travellers. This folio will appear in Drunken Boat's 23rd issue and will be curated by new Managing Editor T.M. De Vos. 

We are currently seeking art, poetry, and short fiction about the Romani experience, individual or collective, within the United States and globally. Of particular interest is nonfiction, whether in the form of personal and academic essays; hybrid-genre work is also welcome. Successful submissions will provide insight, subvert stereotypes, and thoroughly eschew the romanticized image of a "Gypsy other" as a container for the desires, dreams, and taboos of gadje (non-Rom) society. 

Dual-language and multilingual works are welcome, as are multimedia pieces. Submissions will be considered through May 31st via Submittable.

Call for Submissions: CavanKerry Press

CavanKerry Press’s Open Reading for Submissions will begin March 1, 2015 and run through April 30, 2015.  

We are accepting submissions for the following imprints: Emerging Voices (poetry collections by previously unpublished, early, and mid-career poets); Notable Voices (poetry collections by previously published writers of distinction who have attained a respected reputation in the United States); Memoir (prose manuscripts by previously unpublished, early, mid-career, or notable writers of distinction).

Submissions for Laurel Books (poetry or prose that explore in depth poignant and critical issues associated with confronting serious and life-threatening physical &/or psychological illness) are accepted year-round.
For more information and directions for the submission process please go to our website.

CavanKerry Press
6 Horizon Road #2901 

Fort Lee, NJ 07024 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Paperback Giveaways: Blood of a Stone

You have 2 chances to win a paperback copy of Blood of a Stone!

My publisher, Tuscany Press, is sponsoring a #Goodreads giveaway until March 25. 

And the lovely Lynn Kanter if offering a giveaway on her blog, Start with a Story. You must sign up for her newsletter, Being Bookish, to enter.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Call for Submissions: Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket is accepting submissions for its Winter/Spring 2015 issue from the following genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry, Writing for Young People, Visual Art, Translation / Multi-lingual texts & Creative Nonfiction. Translated submissions: include original work 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; please indicate this in your cover letter. The responsibility for clearing rights, permissions for translated works, & the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. 

For any of the genre guidelines and submission manager (Please follow submission guidelines CAREFULLY), visit our website.

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Call for Submissions: Palaver

Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. We accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia. 

Visit our website to peruse our past issues and to submit your work! 

Deadline April 1st, 2015.

Email us at:

adminATpalaverjournalDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) 

with any questions. 

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