Saturday, May 13, 2017

Writing Competition: The Masters Review

Flash fiction contest: The Masters Review 

We're thrilled to announce that The Masters Review has partnered with PEN America and Poets & Writers for our flash fiction contest. 

The winner will be awarded $2000 and published in PEN, with special recognition in Poets & Writers magazine. We're so pleased for this partnership as a way of offering an even larger platform for new writers.

Deadline May 31, 2017

Call for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts: Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications Open for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts

Sundress Publications is opening for submissions of full-length manuscripts. All authors are welcome to submit qualifying manuscripts during our reading period, which runs from May 1st to July 31st, 2017.

We are looking for manuscripts of forty-eight to eighty (48-80) single-spaced pages of poetry; front matter does not count toward your page count. Individual pieces or selections may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Single-author and collaborative author manuscripts will be considered. Manuscripts translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere.

The reading fee is $13 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title. We will also accept nominations for entrants, provided the nominating person either pays the reading fee or makes a qualifying purchase. Authors may submit and/or nominate as many manuscripts as they would like, so long as each is accompanied by a separate reading fee or purchase/pre-order. Entrants and nominators can place book orders or pay submission fees at our store.

All manuscripts will be read by members of our editorial board, and we will choose at least two manuscripts for publication. We strive to further our commitment to diversity and seek to encounter as many unique and important voices as possible. We are actively seeking collections from writers of color, trans and gender-nonconforming writers, writers with disabilities, and others whose voices are underrepresented in literary publishing. Selected manuscripts will be offered a standard publication contract, which includes 25 copies of the published book, as well as any additional copies at cost.

To submit, email your Sundress store receipt for submission fee or book purchase, along with your manuscript (DOC, DOCX, or PDF), to:

sundresspublicationsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Be sure to note both your name and the title of the manuscript in your email header. For those nominating others for our reading period, please include the name of person, as well as an email address; we will solicit the manuscript directly.

A 501(c)3 non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is entirely volunteer-run, publishes chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and hosts a variety of online journals. Although we are conscious of the lack of representation by women writers in literary publishing, we are a non-discriminatory publishing group focused on the creativity of all artists, regardless of race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, education, etc. We are firm believers in fostering artists whose work is worthy of recognition.

To learn more about Sundress, visit our website.

Writing Competition: Crazyhorse

Deadline: July 31, 2017

From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest.

Submit 3 short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website.

First place wins $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered for publication; the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse.

More details here.

Call for Submissions: Ladybug

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Ladybug (for ages 3-6), is looking for fiction, retellings of folktales, creative nonfiction, poems, action rhymes, and proposals for short comics about our scaly, feathered, and furry friends. Send us your lively writing about wild creatures, pets, and animals seen only in your imagination.


Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. We prefer short work for young children (stories may be up to 800 words, poetry up to 20 lines).

If submitting a retelling of a folktale or nonfiction, please include a list of sources and your credentials with your manuscript. 

Submit here

Call for Booklength Fiction: Milkweed Editions

Now Open:
Fiction Submissions


Submissions are open again! Send us your fiction—novels or short stories—now through May 31, 2017. Please plan to submit a query letter along with three opening chapters (of a novel) or three representative stories (of a collection) only.

Please review our complete guidelines before submitting. Browse the books to see what we've been publishing lately.

At Milkweed, we believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world, and we believe that bringing new voices to essential conversations is the clearest path to ensuring a vibrant, diverse, and empowered future.

We can't wait to read your work!

Sincerely,
The Editors
Milkweed Editions






Call for Creative Nonfiction on Theme of Starting Over: Creative Nonfiction

Themed Creative Nonfiction issue

Deadline for submissions: June 19, 2017

For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not. 

We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide range of experiences and circumstances. Above all, we are looking for narratives—true stories, rich with scene, character, detail, and a distinctive voice—that offer a fresh interpretation or unique insight into the theme. 

All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market.

Full guidelines/Submit here.

Call for Poetry Submissions on Tundras: Glass: A Journal of Poetry

Glass: A Journal of Poetry is accepting submissions for a special issue, guest edited by Rosebud Ben-Oni, called Tundras. Full details and guidelines can be found here.

About the special issue:

In a new international study, life in the Arctic is at a perilous crossroads: "Some Arctic waters are already becoming dead zones bereft of oxygen. Lakes are collapsing as permafrost beneath them melts." While the president is going after NASA's climate researchers although they continue to publish and share their findings, the current U.S. administration has also taken words like ice and voice, and maligned them with xenophobic, hateful rhetoric.

Guest editor Rosebud Ben-Oni and Glass Poetry Press invite poets to take back these words, to tell us of their sensory of snow, their winter year(s), the depths and lengths of the times they were, or had to remain, under sheets frozen and partially-obscured. Tell us what you managed to grow in your tundras, what you discovered in the days where little light reached, where light was (is) cut short. What voices you hear in the ice. How it feels to stand on ground that could so easily melt away. We invite you to interpret this any way you like.

Submissions for this special issue of Glass: A Journal of Poetry will be considered from April 7, 2017 through May 31, 2017.

Tundras is scheduled for publication in September, 2017. 

About the guest editor:

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a CantoMundo Fellow. She was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan, a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a graduate of the Women's Work Lab at New Perspectives Theater in NYC. She is the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), a contributor to The Conversant and an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Her work appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, The Journal, among others. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog, and recently joined the Creative Writing faculty at UCLA Extension's Writers' Program. She lives in New York City with her husband.

Thanks and we look forward to reading your poetry.

Anthony Frame
editor, Glass: A Journal of Poetry