Saturday, March 17, 2018

Call for Submissions: Gulf Stream Magazine

Gulf Stream Magazine is accepting submissions in Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Art for inclusion in our Spring Issue. Submissions are accepted until April 1.
Please submit via Submittable by visiting our website.
Gulf Stream Magazine has been publishing emerging and established writers of exceptional fiction, nonfiction, and poetry since 1989. We also publish interviews and book reviews. Past contributors include Hanif Abdurraqib, Tony Hoagland, Kristen Arnett, Jensen Beach, Steve Almond, Jan Beatty, James Carlos Blake, Lee Martin, Robert Wrigley, Dennis Lehane, Liz Robbins, Stuart Dybek, David Kirby, Ann Hood, Ha Jin, B.H. Fairchild, Naomi Shihab Nye, F. Daniel Rzicznek, and Connie May Fowler. Gulf Stream Magazine is supported by the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Call for Submissions: NonBinary Review

Zoetic Press's quarterly themed journal NonBinary Review is open for submissions. ​We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature.

Open themes:
A Wrinkle in Time
submissions close 4/23

The Wind in the Willows
submissions close 7/24

Call for Submissions: Switched-on Gutenberg

Switched-on Gutenberg, one of the first on-line poetry magazines, is looking for submissions for its next issue, due out in the autumn of 2018.

Deadline: April 30, 2018

For Issue 25, we are looking for poems that grapple with the ambivalent and inevitable nature of Change. You are certainly allowed to bemoan the downfall of civilization from the zenith that occurred when you were 17 years old, but we also encourage you to consider the UP-SIDE of the raging river current that is time….

Political rants are allowed, but we are not looking for them exclusively.

We also welcome submissions of art and photography on the same theme.

For complete guidelines, go here

Writing Competitions and Call for Submissions: Bacopa Literary Review

Bacopa Literary Review submissions are open until May 31, 2018 with $250 prize for short story, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poetry plus $25 payment to each author published.

Submit your work or enter the contest here.

Call for Essay Submissions: Longridge Review

March 1 - May 1, 2018

Our mission is to present the finest essays on the mysteries of childhood experience, the wonder of adult reflection, and how the two connect over a lifespan.

We discourage simple excerpts from memoir, as such fragments rarely work well as stand-alone, coherent, effective essays. We do not publish writing that is overtly sentimental.

We are committed to publishing narratives steeped in reverence for childhood perceptions, but we seek essays that stretch beyond the clich├ęs of childhood as simple, angelic, or easy. We feature writing that layers the events of the writer’s early years with learning or wisdom accumulated in adult life.

We welcome diverse creative nonfiction pieces that depict revealing moments about the human condition.

We will consider one creative nonfiction piece (up to 3,500 words) per submission period. Please do not submit more than once during the reading period. Individual authors will not be published more than once per calendar year. 

Please visit our website for more detailed guidance.

Call for Abstracts: Imaginative Teaching: A User's Guide to Creative Writing in Secondary Classrooms

Imaginative Teaching: A User’s Guide to Creative Writing in Secondary Classrooms
Amy Ash, Indiana State University
Michael Dean Clark, Azusa Pacific University
Chris Drew, Indiana State University
We are currently seeking contributions for Imaginative Teaching, an anthology of essays that provides pedagogical grounding for, and practical activities in, incorporating creative writing into the standards-driven secondary English/Language Arts classroom. Accordingly, we seek abstracts from creative writing teachers and pedagogues at both the secondary and postsecondary levels outlining essays focused on the history, pedagogy, and teaching of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, or mixed media genres in ways relevant to secondary instruction.
 Ideal abstracts will fit in one of three general categories:
● first, accessible summaries of the history and current pedagogies of creative writing, especially as they relate to secondary instruction;
● second, practical and activity-based pieces offering specific classroom practices that utilize creative writing;
● third, pieces that explore ways to connect secondary creative writing to activities beyond the classroom, such as writing programs in community centers, prisons, retirement facilities, etc.
The second and third types of abstracts should reference personal experience and examples of relevant activities when applicable. Proposed articles in the first category should run approximately 3,500 words, while proposed articles in the second and third categories should run 2,000–2,500 words. Extra consideration will be given to projects that link to relevant state and/or national standards. Supplementary materials including course documents, assignments, or class handouts are encouraged, and should be referenced generally in the abstract. Reprints are acceptable if the editors are notified. All submissions should include a cover note with an author bio and the title of the essay.
Submissions must be sent to the editors by e-mail at:
imaginativeteaching2019ATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
by April 30, 2018.

Writing Competition: 2018 AGHA SHAHID ALI Poetry Prize

2018 AGHA SHAHID ALI Poetry Manuscript Prize. $1,000 award, publication with the University of Utah Press, and a reading with the Guest Writer’s Series.

Deadline: April 15. 2018 judge: Kimiko Han.

Reading fee: $25.

Open to new and established poets. Online submissions available.
Guidelines are available here.