Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Writing Scholarships: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present 19th Annual WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY
With Special Guest Stephen Dunn
January 13-16, 2012

Several scholarships are being offered for first-time participants of the 19th Annual WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY, January 13-16, 2012, at Seaview.

The Jan-ai Scholarship will sponsor two poets, writers or song writers between the ages of 18 - 30 who are residents of NJ, NY or PA. Deadline: December 1, 2011.

Winners may choose from workshops in poetry, including a special advanced section with Stephen Dunn, Beginning Your Novel, Children's Market, Writing and Publishing Your Fiction, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction and more.

The conference also includes talks, receptions, open mics, optional tutorials, a bookstore café, sunrise yoga and dancing at the Getaway Disco.

To learn more please visit our site.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Phantom Limb Press

PHANTOM LIMB is a new online poetry journal. We are dedicated to publishing poetry from all types of poets: new, emerging and established.

Please submit by June 1, 2012.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit our site.

phantomlimbpress(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Call for Submissions: CavanKerry Press

CavanKerry Press will be having an open submission period from January 1-31, 2012 for its Laurel Books imprint.

LAURELBOOKS are collections of poetry or prose memoirs that explore in depth poignant and critical issues associated with personally confronting serious and life-threatening physical or psychological illness. CavanKerry seeks work written from a personal perspective by the individual who has experienced the illness or by the individual personally and deeply involved with the person who suffered from the illness.

For more information go here. Click on Submissions.

Call for Submissions: The Indian River Review

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for itsinaugural issue slated for publication in late spring 2012. The theme for this issue is "Time and Place." The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2012. Genres include short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, critical essays, black and white photography, and book reviews.

All work is peer reviewed. The journal accepts only electronic submissions, no hard copies. Do not send simultaneous submissions. Please follow the requirements listed below for all submissions:

Send short fiction attachments to:

Send poetry and photography attachments to:

Send creative non-fiction attachments to:

Send critical essays and book review attachments to:
(replace (at) with @ in all sent e-mail submissions)

Text-based submissions must use 12 point font and MLA format. Short fiction, creative non-fiction, and critical essays are limited to 4,000 words. Book reviews are limited to 1,000 words. Send no more than 5 submissions for poetry or photographic pieces. Text files must be sent as .doc, .docx, or .rtf email attachments. Photography files must be sent as .tiff or .jpg email attachments.

In your email, make sure to include your full name, phone number, address, institutional affiliation (if you have one), and the title(s) of the work you submit.

Payment upon publication will include one copy of The Indian River Review. Accepted authors will receive a discounted rate (not including shipping charges) for additional copies.

For more information, please go here

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Poetry and Fiction Competition: REAL

REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, the literary journal at Stephen F. Austin State University, has extended the deadlines for the Larry D. Thomas Prize for Poetry and the William J. Stuckey Memorial Prize for Fiction. These are two great opportunities for young writers looking to pick up a publication. The new deadline is December 31, 2011.

The Larry D. Thomas Prize for Poetry
$500 Prize and publication
Entry fee: $10 for up to 3 poems

The William J. Stuckey Memorial Prize for Fiction
$500 Prize and publication
Entry Fee: $10 per story up to 4000 words
Entrant must attend a creative writing program (BFA, MA, MFA, Ph.D.)

December 31, 2011

All entrants receive a year's subscription.

Make checks payable to REAL, and send them to:

Andrew Brininstool, Editor
REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters
Stephen F. Austin State University
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007

For more information, email us: reallitmag(at) (replace (at) with @)

Call for Submissions on Widowhood: Silver Boomer Books

Silver Boomer Books seeks submissions for an anthology on the widowhood experience. We are interested in all aspects of widowhood—grief, memories, glitches, triumphs. Either prose or poetry is acceptable. You can even send a 6-word memoir if you like. Submissions will be read between December 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012. 

Visit our website and click on Call for Submissions for additional information.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Writing Competition: Unstuck

Unstuck Contest (No Fee)

To celebrate the upcoming release of the first issue of Unstuck, we're holding a fee-free contest with some unusual prizes. This is a micro-lit contest; we'll consider miniature stories, miniature essays, and poems.

Entry fee: $0, natch, although the contest is open only to our Twitter followers.

Last day entries will be accepted: December 31, 2011.

Theme: Lovemarks

While your submission should respond in some way to this prompt, we encourage you to be imaginative in your interpretation of the theme. (Be sure to click the hyperlink above if the term "lovemark" is unfamiliar to you.) One caveat: while we're theoretically open to anything, we would prefer that you didn't submit an ad parody.
Acceptable genres: fiction; poetry; non-fiction.

More info here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Call for Submissions: Vinyl Poetry

We are now open to unsolicited submissions through our submission manager.
Submissions for Volume 5 are open from November 1, 2011 to December 1, 2011.

Poetry: submit 4-8 unpublished poems.
Fiction: submit a handful of flash pieces or a single short story totaling not more than 15 double-spaced pages of unpublished work.
Mixed Genre: not more than 15 double-spaced pages of whatever it is.
Grocery List: you decide the boundaries - make it interesting.

Regarding bios: we don’t care about those until we have accepted pieces. At that point we will give you all the props you deserve.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, of course. Just let us know at kmasullivan [at] yesyesbooks [dot] com if a portion of your submission needs to be withdrawn due to acceptance elsewhere.

Submit your work here. Good luck!

Fiction and Poetry Competitions: Yalobusha Review

Yalobusha Review's Barry Hannah Fiction Prize and Yellowwood Poetry Prize are now open to submissions with a deadline of November 30, 2011.

This year's judges are William Gay (The Long Home, Provinces Of Night, I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down, Twilight) and Sandra Beasley (Theories Of Falling, I Was The Jukebox, Don't Kill The Birthday Girl).

Yalobusha Review is also accepting submissions of original work for its next issue, YR: 17. The deadline is November 15, 2011. We are looking for poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Please visit the YR website for details.

Artists' Residency and Fellowship: Fine Arts Work Center

Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts

For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. 

Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 -May 1) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way.

Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work. Former visual arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson. Former writing Fellows have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

The postmark deadline for the 2012-13 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2011.

For details, please visit our website.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Call for Submissions: damselfly press

damselfly press, an online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce our seventeenth issue.

We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only. Our eighteenth issue will be available January 15, 2012. If you'd like to submit, please visit our guidelines.

Send us your submission by December 15th, 2011.

These are the e-mails per genre editor:

Fiction- jennifer(at) (replace (at) with @)

Poetry- lesley(at)

Nonfiction- nonfiction(at)

Call for Maine Fiction: Portland Magazine

Call for Maine Fiction

Maine's award-winning magazine, Portland Magazine, seeks Maine-based fiction. For consideration, send us your unpublished, original story of 600-1500 words. Visit our website to get a better feel for the magazine. Due to the number of submissions, please do not follow-up on your submission. We'll reply in 1-5 months.

Send all submissions to:

david(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail), and please include a very brief bio.

Call for Submissions: Switchback

Each month SWITCHBACK will provide a prompt and we want you to send us your best work inspired by that prompt. The winning entry as decided by our editors will be featured on SWITCHBACK. 

The November prompt is: "Nobody ever knows anything for a fact."

Contest submissions can be poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or even art.
• Submissions must be 500 words or under.
• Please send us only one submission per prompt.
• Please submit only previously unpublished works.
• We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere.
• Make sure your name DOES NOT appear on the submission itself.
• The deadline for submissions is the last day of the month.

Visit our website for more information.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Call for Submissions: A Handful of Dust (H.O.D.)

With its 5th Issue just published H.O.D. (A Handful Of Dust) announces it is currently accepting submissions of UNPUBLISHED writing for Issue Issue #6 (02/14/2011) and Issue #7 (06/2?/2012). H.O.D. is mainly looking for UNPUBLISHED grit-lit poetry and short-short-short fiction/prose poetry (200 words--1-2 paragraphs preferred) submitted in the body of an e-mail.

Cut off date for #6 will be January 15th or so, but all submissions will be considered for either issue. While the dates of the next issues (Valentine's Day and The First Day Of Summer) may suggest themes, H.O.D. will consider any subject and style, even poems about eating leftover chocolate hearts on your summer vacation.

H.O.D. asks that you send 3-5 UNPUBLISHED poems in the body of an e-mail:

h.o.d.submissions(at) (at) with @) no attachments. No Attachments. NO ATTACHMENTS. I make sure each poem is accurate when it goes to publish.

H.O.D. is also seeking artwork for future issues. Black & White photography preferred. Gritty subject matter a plus. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OKAY, just let me know who and when. Submit 3 pieces to:


Low-res .jpeg Attachments preferred. If interested, H.O.D. will request higher-res copies.

Website. E-mail: h.o.d.submissions(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Call for Submissions: Tech Support Stories

Call for Submissions
Sometimes, tech support requires more patience than what’s in the job description. For an anthology of humorous tech support stories, the editors seek quality non-fiction accounts of bizarre requests, inane questions, and pitiful pleas for help untangling technology.

Entries should be between 500 and 1500 words. The anthology will be published in e-book format, and authors may appear anonymously if so desired. Preference will be given to stories involving face-to-face tech support rather than support given over the phone.

To submit a story for consideration, email your entry as a MS Word, RTF, or Open Office document to:

usererror(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Please include your name and contact information (phone number and preferred email address) as well as a brief description of your job responsibilities (e.g. network administration for a large health insurance provider; end-user support for a major research university) in the body of the email.

Submission deadline January 31, 2012.

Poetry Chapbook Competition: Omnidawn

Omnidawn's OPEN BOOK Poetry Contest

Winner receives $3,000, publication, and 100 copies.

Accepting electronic & postal submissions August 1 - November 15, 2011.

Carl Phillips will judge.

Entry fee: $25.00

All entrants with a U.S. mailing address who pay an extra $3 to cover shipping costs will be mailed a copy of any Omnidawn book of their choice, or a copy of the winning book when it is published. A complete list of all current Omnidawn titles is available here.

For full details about all three of Omnidawn's Poetry Contests (current & future) click here.