Friday, December 28, 2012

Call for Submissions: Maintenant

Be a part of the 7th annual issue of Maintenant, A Journal of Contemporary Dada Poetry & Art.  Our journal is inspired by DaDa instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan — who created the very first ‘zine in the world with his publication Maintenant and we’re proud to carry on the tradition. In past issues, we have published bold work from Neo-Dadaists worldwide. We are honored to be included in the Museum of Modern Art archives.


DETAILS: Please submit short pieces—full of the intensity and madness that reflect the age we live in. Poems should be no longer than 20 lines. As for art: We LOVE Dada-inspired poetic word art, collage and photography. All art must be submitted in jpeg, gif or png format, high resolution (300 dpi, 4×5 in). Black & White only. Please fill in the form below, then select the button “Choose File” and select your file from your computer. All submissions must be submitted via the form below. We accept files up to 4 MB in size, in .jpeg, .png, .gif, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt formats ONLY. Please submit one piece per file, and one piece at a time. You may submit a maximum of 4 pieces total. If you submit more than 4 pieces, your work will not be considered for publication. If you have any questions, please email:

info(at) (Change (at) to @ )

Deadline: February 1, 2013 – 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Poetry Competition: The Frost Farm Prize

The Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH, and the Hyla Brook Poets invite submissions for their 3rd Annual The Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. 

The winner will walk away with $1,000, publication in Evansville Review and an invitation, with honorarium, to read as part of The Hyla Brook Reading Series at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry in the summer of 2013. This year’s judge is prize-winning poet and translator Catherine Tufariello. 

April 1 deadline. For more information, please read the guidelines at our website.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Poetry Competition: 2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry

2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry : $2,000 Honorarium & Book Publication

Book-length poetry manuscripts accepted now through the postmark deadline of January 14, 2013.

The final judge is Stephen Burt. Friends & students (current & former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.

The winning book-length collection of poems will be published by the Center for Literary Publishing in the fall of 2013.

The $25 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review (to US addresses only).

Manuscripts may consist of poems that have been previously published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Manuscripts must be at least 48 pages but no longer than 100 pages.

The winner will be announced by May 2013.

The Colorado Prize for Poetry adheres to the Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

To submit by mail:
1. Include two title pages: first with manuscript title, your name, address, phone number, & e-mail address; second with manuscript title only. Your name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Acknowledgments will not be forwarded to judges.
2. Do not send originals: manuscripts will not be returned.
3. Please enclose an SASE for contest results & a self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of the manuscript’s safe arrival.
4. Please make checks payable to Colorado Review.

To submit online:
1. Please note that there is an additional $3 charge to submit online. Of this, $1.11 is a credit card fee, and $1.89 goes to the tireless, good people at Submittable who designed the program, gave it to us for free, and provide support for it seemingly 24/7.
2. The manuscript title, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be in your cover letter, separate from your manuscript. Be sure your name is not anywhere in the manuscript itself. Do not included acknowledgments.
3. Submit here.

Questions? Please call 970.491.5449, visit our website, or send an e-mail to:

creview(at) (Replace (at) with @.)

Call for Submissions: Arroyo Literary Review

Arroyo Literary Review is a print-based publication produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.

Arroyo began with an investigation: faculty and students sought to establish a magazine capturing the spirit and diverse voices of the Bay Area while attracting writers from across the country and a national readership. What they discovered, however, was a void. Bigger presses seemed to ignore the dynamics of California culture, while smaller presses had predicated themselves on niches. With the opportunity presenting itself, those same students built the school’s first literary magazine from the ground up, eventually releasing the premiere issue in Spring of 2009.

Since then, that tradition of motivation and commitment has been passed on to each proceeding incarnation of the review. The editorial staff remains dedicated to showcasing both new and established writers from the West Coast and beyond, hoping to connect the magazine’s audience with the unique qualities that make the Bay Area literary and art scene so special.

We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation for our sixth issue.

Open reading period from December 1 to May 31. No e-mail submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Writing Fellowship: Brown International Writers Project

The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers -- fiction writers, playwrights and poets -- who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing fee expression in their literary art.

The Fellow will be a member of a supportive community that includes faculty members and students in Brown's Department of Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies. The fellowship will be accompanied by a series of lectures, readings and other events that highlight the national/regional artistic and political culture of the writer and addresses the global issues of human rights and free expression. It will provide a stipend, relocation funds and health benefits. Brown will aid the writer in the visa and relocation process and provide administrative support, equipment and office space on the Brown campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

To apply or to nominate a candidate, send a letter, providing publishing history and explaining need, together with a resume, and a writing sample (preferably in English) of creative work by the candidate to:

Literary Arts, Box 1923
Brown University
Providence RI 02912

Or by electronic mail to:

 iwp(at) (replace (at) with @)

Supporting letters from others are helpful. The application/nomination deadline for the next Fellowship is February 15, 2012.
Application Information

Postal Address:
Peter Gale Nelson
Literary Arts Department
Brown University
68.5 Brown Street/Box 1923
Providence, RI 02912

401 863 3260

Email Address:

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

Short Fiction Competition: 2013 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

Colorado Review is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction; the postmark deadline is Saturday March 14, 2013. This year's final judge is Jim Shepard. The prize is given annually for the best short story.

General guidelines:

1. $2,000 will be awarded for the best short story, which will be published in the fall/winter 2013 issue of Colorado Review.
2. This year's final judge is Jim Shepard; friends and students (current & former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni.
3. Entry fee is $15 per story ($17 to submit online); there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.
4. Stories must be previously unpublished.
5. There are no theme restrictions, but stories must be under 50 pages.
6. Deadline is the postmark of March 14, 2013.
7. Winner will be announced by July 2013.
8. All submissions will be considered for publication.

To submit online:

For an additional $2, you may submit online. The $2 goes entirely to Submittable: 79 cents is a credit card fee, and the remaining $1.11 goes to the good people at Submittable who created and maintain the software.

Submit online here.
To submit via regular mail:

1. Include two title sheets: on the first, print your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and the story title; on the second, print only the story title. Your name should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
2. Enclose a check for $15 for each story. Checks should be made out to Colorado Review.
3. You may submit multiple stories in the same envelope, and a single check can be made out for the total.
4. Provide SASE for contest results.
5. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not enclose extra postage for return of manuscript.
6. Entries must be clearly addressed to:

Nelligan Prize – Colorado Review
9105 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105

Questions? creview(at) or 970-491-5449.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Just the Surface: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry

Call for Submissions:
Just the Surface: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry

How does the modern mermaid exist in our cultures today? Who is she? How does she function and thrive in a contemporary world? What are her concerns; in what escapades does she busy herself with today? Where and who does she find mischief in now? Who are the world’s mermaids now?

This collection will see where she lives, in poems, today; however, these poems do not have to completely center on the mermaid but could suggest her, mention her, and, at the very least, bring her into question within the poem. This anthology is seeking quality poems of a truly unique and speculating nature. Poetry of a fantasy genre is not the goal of this project and we ask that you do not submit if that is your particular style.

If your poem is selected you will receive a contributor’s copy.
Please send a brief bio along with poems.
Submit 3-5 poems.
Please include your contact information on each poem.

Please send your poems to:

just.the.surface(at) (Replace (at) with @.)

Deadline is February 25th.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


 Remembering the victims and their families of Newtown, CT...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Short Story Collection Competition: Everett Southwest Literary Award

The Everett Southwest Literary Award, judged by Lee K. Abbott, will be accepting short story manuscripts of 125+ pages until January 1, 2013. A $5,000 award will be given for the winning short story manuscript by an author living in or writing about Oklahoma, Texas, or New Mexico.

Submission Guidelines:
--Manuscripts should be double-spaced and continuously paginated.
--The manuscript must be unpublished, although individual stories may have been published previously.
--Please provide two cover pages, one with author's contact information and one with only the title of the collection. The author's name should not appear anywhere within the manuscript.
--Past or present students or employees of the University of Central Oklahoma are ineligible.
--The contest submission fee is $15.00. Checks or money orders are accepted.

Full contest information and biographies of past judges and winners is available at our web address.

Anyone with questions should feel free to drop us a line at:

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

Manuscripts, together with the entry fee and SASE for contest results, should be sent to:

The Everett Southwest Literary Prize
Department of English
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr. Box 184
Edmond, OK 73034

Writing Competition for Tribal Writers: Emerging Tribal Writers Award

The Great Plains Writers’ Conference, in cooperation with South Dakota State University’s American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Education and Cultural Center, announces the inaugural competition for a new annual award to encourage tribal writers in the early phases of their writing lives and to honor those of extraordinary merit and promise.

The winner, judged by AIS and AIECC, will receive an award of $500 and be invited to read at the Great Plains Writers’ Conference at SDSU March 24-26, 2013. This year’s conference focuses on examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Tribal writers from the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Minnesota who have published no more than three creative works in distributed periodicals.

WORK ACCEPTED: Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum).

LOGISTICS: Send materials by January 15, 2013 to:

Emerging Tribal Writers Award
English Department
South Dakota State University Box 504
Brookings, SD 57007

There is no application fee.

Visit our website.

Fiction Competition: 2013 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction

Tuscany Press would like to make everyone aware that the 2013 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction will begin on January 1, 2013. We have made three major changes for 2013.

1.) The submission deadline is June 30, 2013.  We decided to make this change, so Tuscany Press can make available the Tuscany Prize Winners for Christmas 2013.

2.) New Category:  Catholic Young Adult Novel.  We are responding to the demand from parents for quality fiction for their children.

3.) Short Stories expanded: The Short Story prize has increased to 10 Short Stories, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th place and 5 Honorable Mentions.  In addition, the prize monies has increased.

Furthermore, we have added to the website Tuscany Prize Guidelines for Novel, Novella, Young Adult Novel and Short Stories.

Visit our website for more details.


Peter J. Mongeau
Publisher, Tuscany Press, LLC

Call for Poetry Readings: Woman Made Gallery Literary Series

CALL FOR POETRY Reading Series
For Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Event Date: Sunday, February 3 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: 685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL
Submission Deadline: December 22, 2012


“From the exploding popularity of reality television and celebrity culture to the U.S. government’s ever-growing presence in our homes, schools, and community spaces through Patriot Act-sanctioned surveillance, the twenty-first century has seen enormous shifts in cultural and political conceptions of what is considered private and what is considered public, both in the United States and world-wide. We as individuals are losing control over what is seen and what is unseen; known and unknown; public and private. How do these shifts manifest in our daily lives? Who is most affected and why? How do artists address these changes, whether through illuminating, embracing or actively working against them?”

All takes on this theme are fair game for this reading. Send your best.

Selected poets must be available to read in person. Please send 4 – 6 poems on the theme ALONG WITH a 50 to 75 word bio* IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to:

gallery(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email) by Saturday, Dec 22, 2012. We will make every effort to inform those chosen of our decision by January 5, 2012.

Although we can't afford to pay readers, this is a great opportunity to sell books, read with other talented people and, since we've developed a partnership for the gallery with WBEZ's Chicago Amplified, to have your reading archived for future listening (a really great publicity feature).

If you are not selected, please understand that we are volunteers programming to meet several criteria as best possible, representing the best of a diversity of themes, cultures, styles etc. To that end, we will review the first 20 submissions sent to us, looking further only as needed to reach these ends.

Read more about poetry events at Woman Made Gallery here.

* if you have a performance background, please include this or any other information that might assist us in putting together for a varied program. Also, if you have previously read at the gallery, please include the date of your last appearance.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Call for Submissions: The Kiss: An Anthology

Bushwick Media | The Kiss: An Anthology

Call for Submissions

Kiss * Beso * Qubla * Bisou* Kuss * Bacci * Kisu * Buziak * Fili * Beijo * Kyss

Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind" tells Scarlett O'Hara:
“You should be kissed and often and by someone who knows how.”

But that’s not always the case. There are all kinds of kisses and we want to hear all about your most significant one. Bushwick Media seeks your original submissions for an anthology on kisses – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Submissions should be 1,000 words (4 pages, double-spaced) or more on the topic of that certain kiss, which changed your world for better or worse. All inquiries and submissions should be sent to Ms. Fiona Pemberton:

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

with “The Kiss” in the subject line of the email.

Call for Submissions: Technoculture: The Retro Issue

Technoculture is an independent annual peer-reviewed journal. Publishing both critical and creative works that explore the ways in which technology impacts this (or any) society, with a broad definition of technology.

We seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic “technology and society,” or, perhaps,“technologies and societies.”

For Volume 3 (2013), The Retro Issue, we are particularly seeking essays and creative works that focus on lost, ancient, old or dead technologies, technologies that no one uses, or very few people still employ. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities. These subjects might include:

--technologies once popular that are no longer used, such as 8-track tape
--film and television as technologies (especially in the early days of television and film)
--celebrities' use of technology in a given historical moment, such as the early days of television or the heyday of radio
--politics and technology, especially historical approaches
--music production and dissemination, especially historical approaches (such as Listz' transcriptions of entire Wagner operas and Beethoven symphonies)
--visual artists and their use of (or flight from) given technologies, especially historical approaches
--literary depictions of technologies (especially in works from other decades than our own)
--computer/video gaming (older games, rather than newer games)
--the dissemination of the arts via technology to broad or to specialized audiences in particular historical moments
--the disappearance of a given technology or technologies and what that disappearance/disappearances means/mean for the archival issues that surround the humanities.
--sports and sports figures of the past
--memorabilia and collectibles from the past

In particular, we are interested in a conception of “technology” and the “humanist impulse” that pushes beyond contemporary American culture and its fascination with computers; we seek papers that deal with any technology or technologies in any number of historical periods from any relevant theoretical perspective with a particular focus on old, dead and lost technologies for this issue.

We are not interested in “how to” pedagogical papers that deal with the use of technology in the classroom.

We will publish scholarly/critical papers in the latest MLA citation style, but also creative works including poetry and creative non-fiction are of interest to us. We will publish art work and especially media designed for display/dissemination on a computer monitor including still images, video or audio.

Technoculture is published continuously; we accept submissions for Volume 3 (2013) between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013. Authors of all materials are welcome to submit abstracts and inquiries for critical works, creative works and reviews.

For more information visit our website.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Poetry Chapbook Fellowships: Poetry Society of America

National Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by
Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn
Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection.

New York Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by
Mary Ruefle and John Yau
Open to any New York City resident who is 30 or under and has not published a full-length poetry collection

Note: Poets may apply to one contest only.

1. Manuscript page length: between 20-30 pages of poetry (front matter not included in count). Poems must be typed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and bound with a spring clip. No illustrations may be included. Do not include photocopies of poems from magazines or journals. Please submit only one copy of your manuscript. Manuscripts should include no more than one poem per page.

2. A complete submission should include:

a. Title page with contest name (The National Chapbook Fellowship or The New York Chapbook Fellowship), your name, address, telephone, email, and any other relevant contact information. Your name should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.

b. A title page with just the title of the manuscript.

c. An acknowledgments page. Poems included in your manuscript may be previously published, but please include an acknowledgments page listing specific publications. Note: previous publications and/or the inclusion of published poems will not serve as a determining factor in the screening or judging of manuscripts.

d. A complete Table of Contents.

e. Payment of a $12.00 non-refundable entry fee (check or money order payable in U.S. dollars to Poetry Society of America). This fee is not waived for PSA members. Please do not send cash. While you may not submit to both The National Chapbook Fellowship and The New York Chapbook Fellowship, multiple submissions to one contest are accepted. Please note: we require separate entry fees for each manuscript you submit.

f. Self-addressed stamped post card for confirmation of receipt and a self-addressed stamped envelope for announcement of the winners.

3. Manuscripts by more than one author will not be accepted.

4. Translations will not be accepted.


Entries will be accepted between October 1st and December 22nd, 2012.
Entries postmarked later than December 22nd, 2012 will not be accepted.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
Electronic and faxed submissions will not be accepted.
If your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, you must notify the PSA.

Submission to the Chapbook Fellowship Program does not prohibit you from applying to the PSA Annual Awards.


Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park
New York, New York 10003

Call for Submissions on Music: Little Patuxent Review Summer 2013 Issue

Announcing Little Patuxent Review'sSummer 2013 issue, MUSIC.

"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends,"Alphonse de Lamartine.

Our Summer reading period is December 1, 2012 to March 1, 2013. Join us in exploring this ageless theme and its contemporary variations through poetry,prose and the visual arts.

Little Patuxent Review is a community-based art and literary journal focused on writers and artists from the Mid-Atlantic region, but all excellent work originating in the United States is considered.

Submit one fiction piece of no more than 5000 words, one nonfiction piece of no more than 3500 words or a maximum of three poems. Full guidelines are online.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Bourbon for Blood

Bourbon for Blood: An anthology of bourbon poetry

Winged City Press and Two of Cups Press announce a call for submissions for the forthcoming anthology tentatively titled BOURBON FOR BLOOD, due out in July 2013.

We are looking for well-crafted, full-bodied poems that mention bourbon. A passing reference or a traditional ode to your favorite distillery, we have no stylistic preferences other than to demand that your work is top shelf.

Submission guidelines

Send up to three bourbon-related poems to:


(replace (at) with @ when sending email)

by Jan 1, 2013

Previously published poems are accepted for consideration as long as all the required information is provided in the submission. Contributors will receive one copy with the option to buy additional copies at cost. Bios will be requested if your poem is selected.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Call for Submissions about the Jersey Shore


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, unbound CONTENT is publishing an anthology (title TBD) celebrating the Jersey Shore. The book, edited by poet Joanie DiMartino, is expected to release in late 2013, and proceeds from the sale will be donated to ongoing restoration charities.

We are looking for: your prose, poetry, and artwork inspired by your recollections and reimaginings of the Jersey Shore. The focus should be more on love than loss, but send your best work for consideration. No restrictions or length limit on submissions, within reason. Send submissions to:

annmarie(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email)

and INCLUDE JERSEY in the subject line. Writers and artists do not need to be residents of New Jersey to submit work for consideration. Deadline for submissions is 03/31/2013.

Joanie DiMartino is the author of two collections of poetry, Licking the Spoon, (Finishing Line Press) and Strange Girls, (Little Red Tree Publishing). She is the director of the Hidden Treasures Poetry Series in downtown Mystic, CT, and hosts the Soup & Sonnets Literary Salon for Women. Raised in southern New Jersey, she holds history degrees from both Rowan and Rutgers. She has fond memories of summers at the shore, and is a true Jersey Girl.

Senior Acquisitions Editor: University of Georgia Press

Now Hiring: Senior Acquisitions Editor

The University of Georgia Press seeks an experienced and motivated Senior Acquisitions Editor. The Senior Acquisitions Editor is responsible to the UGA Press's Editor-in-Chief for evaluating, acquiring and transmitting 25-30 high-quality, marketable new manuscripts per year for the University of Georgia Press. While this position has some flexibility in the area of acquisition, its primary focus will be History and/or International Studies (as determined by experience of preferred candidate). Responsible for developing intellectually distinguished and successful lists in History and/or International Studies including but not limited to the following series: Studies in Security and International Affairs; Early American Places; Race and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900; Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South; Since 1970: Histories of Contemporary America.

This position also assists the Editor-in-Chief and Director with shaping the Press's overall publishing program and identifying outside funding sources for select projects in need of external support.

Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press is the largest book publisher in the state. It has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940. With a full-time staff of 24 publishing professionals, the Press currently publishes 80-85 new books a year and has over 1,500 titles in print. For more information, please visit the Press website.

The Press is located on the University of Georgia’s historic North Campus in Athens, Georgia.  Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live.  With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel.  Athens offers a nationally recognized music scene, great restaurants, a local food movement, and a vibrant downtown area with independently owned businesses. Please visit here for more information about Athens.

Required QualificationsBachelor's degree in a humanities or social science discipline; minimum of five years of acquisition experience with a scholarly or trade publisher; proven track record of working successfully with senior scholars and authors. 
Demonstrated success in list building.    
Ability to work independently and imaginatively in seeking out promising book projects.
Ability to work effectively with authors and external reviewers.
Ability to manage multiple, deadline-driven projects simultaneously.
Tenacity and creativity to see projects through to successful publication.
Superior communication and networking skills.
Familiarity with manuscript development and preparation.
Familiarity with all stages of the publishing process.
Familiarity with best practices and emerging models of digital publishing, including ebooks and library aggregation.
Knowledge of copyright and contracts as they relate to book publishing.
Ability to travel. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree preferred.

The full description of duties and application instructions is available here.

The University of Georgia values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poetry Book Competition: Trio House Press


Trio House Press gives two awards annually: the Trio Award for First or Second Book for emerging poets, and the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinct way to American poetry.

The Trio Award for First or Second Book includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books. The Trio Award for First or Second Book is only open to poets with less than two books published.

The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence includes $1,000, publication, and twenty books. The Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence is open to ALL poets, regardless of publication history.

Each award winner receives $1000 and twenty copies of his or her book. Additionally, each winner must serve as a Collective Member of Trio House Press for twenty-four months after publication in order to assist with the press and bringing more Trio books into print.

Click on the following link for judges and complete guidelines.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Call for Poetry Submissions: burntdistrict

burntdistrict is now accepting poetry submissions for our third issue to be published Winter/Spring of 2013. We're excited to promote this issue as well as issue 2 at AWP Boston.

Visit our website to submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems through our online submission manager. Hard copy and e-mailed submissions will not be considered. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify us immediately when your work is accepted elsewhere. Include complete contact information on every page of your submission. A cover letter is appreciated but not required.

We have no restrictions as to form and content. Contributors will receive 2 copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Call for Submissions: Museum of Americana

Between December 1st and December 31st, the museum of americana will accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews, and interviews for Issue Two, set go live in mid January.

We seek work that showcases and/or re-purposes historical American culture. This is, of course, an enormous and diverse tub of spare parts, and we want to see if you can turn them into a hot rod. Give us fiction that dramatizes weird old folk songs or steals their characters. Give us love poetry that mixes language  cribbed from The Federalist Papers with language cribbed from WWII propaganda posters. We want medicine shows and riverboats, Doo-Wop and Duke Snider. We want aspects of Americana we may not have even heard of yet.

Please see Issue One and our complete guidelines for a clearer picture of our aesthetic.

Call for Submissions: SPACES

SPACES, a new online magazine of art & literature is seeking submissions in all sections: literary videos, poetry, essays, artist interviews and profiles, and photo essays.

To learn more about SPACES, visit our website.

See our Guidelines.

The world’s just waiting for you to make and share your artistic SPACES. And so are we!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Call for Submissions: the Lindenwood Review

The Lindenwood Review, the literary journal of Lindenwood University, is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry and personal essays for Issue 3, to be published June 2013.

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2012

We welcome submissions from new writers as well as established writers. (Current Lindenwood University students are not eligible to submit their work). We look for fiction with believable characters and a vivid story; poetry with original, interesting use of language; well-crafted, honest essays; and mostly, work that moves us.

Submissions should be emailed to:

 TheLindenwoodReview(at) (Replace (at) with @ )

Please read and follow the full submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: MARY: A Journal of New Writing

MARY: A Journal of New Writing is in search of new work to publish! We are sending out a call for Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry for our 2013 issue.

See guidelines below on how to submit and visit our online submission page to submit now. Thank you for your time, and we look forward to reading your work!

There is no fee to submit to MARY. Writers selected for standard publication are awarded $50. Those who are chosen for the Nouveau section (a portion of the journal dedicated to emerging writers who have not yet been published) are not awarded payment. When you're ready to submit, please fill out the entire submission form. Please do not submit more than six pages of creative non-fiction, fiction, or six poems. The deadline for the 2013 issue is December 31, 2012. Good luck writers!

MARY: A Journal of New Writing is an online literary journal sponsored by Saint Mary's College of California's MFA Creative Writing program. Since 2002, MARY has published contemporary poetry, prose, and new media arts from a diverse group of established artists, including: D.A. Powell, Peter Orner, Rebecca Curtis, Matthew Zapruder, Eric Pankey, Candace Nadon, as well as other talented and emerging writers! MARY has also conducted interviews with award-winning writers such as Michael Palmer, Nick Flynn, Forrest Gander, Lysley Tenorio, and many more! Visit our website to view previous issues.

Call for Submissions: Soundings Review

The editors at Soundings Review are currently accepting submissions for the Spring/Summer issue.

About Us:
Soundings Review, a bi-annual publication in conjunction with the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, publishes poetry, fiction, children/young adult and nonfiction, including essays and interviews. We read all submissions.

January 1, 2013 - for Spring/Summer Issue
May 1, 2013 - for Fall/Winter Issue

For more information, visit: our website.
Submit online.

Call for Submissions by Women: Sou'wester

Call for Submissions: Sou'wester

Editors Stacey Lynn Brown and Valerie Vogrin are thrilled to announce a call for submissions for the spring 2013 special issue: A Celebration of Women Writers. We are seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by female and female-identified writers in all stages of their careers. Valerie is particularly interested in innovative prose forms, work that examines the lives of women, and graphic narratives. And Stacey is, as always, looking for poems that would take off the top of Emily Dickinson's head.

A special editors' prize, The Robbins Award, will be given to one emerging poet and prose writer from either the fall or spring issue.

Please note on your submission whether you are eligible for this award, and visit our website for specifics and instructions on how to electronically submit via Submittable. Submissions are open from November 7 through January 31, 2013. We look forward to reading your work.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Call for Fiction: Fiddleblack

The theme of Fiddleblack #6 is about serial killers. It's a dark subject that's not exclusively antipastoral, we know. But it's a subject capable of keeping one leg in that arena, with another tied to our concept horror, and the whole of it based heavily on a study of self. Serial killers are selves in the dictionary sense of the word—there is only a quiet introspection inside a body that talks in rage, and we're happy to catalog such fictional accounts.

An official announcement for Fiddleblack #6 may be found on our blog, here.
In addition, you may consider this a second announcement that we're semi-formally switching to a monthly schedule. Themed issues will continue, as well as writers' showcases where a single author's work is given in cross-section. 3AM Press editor and Harper Perennial author Christiana Spens is our first subject. Afterward, you may see some Fiddleblack regulars in showcase.
We're on the sharp cusp of releasing our first annual, Apparitional Experience. The book will be available through our website, and we're releasing a small product line around the same time.
Thanks again for reading. We'll continue to report our product and content news via Twitter and Facebook, so please follow/like us if you haven't already.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Call for Submissions and Editor's Prize: Switchback 17

For Switchback 17, an Editor's Prize will be awarded in the amount of $200.00 to the submission best addressing the issue theme (Broken). Additional prizes in the amount of $75.00 and $50.00 respectively will be awarded to the first two runners up. Switchback is a publication of the MFA Program at the University of San Francisco and appears both online and in ebook format. We publish only the very best fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art.

There is no fee to enter.  

Submissions need not address the issue theme in order to be considered for publication. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.  

Switchback 17: Broken will be published May 1, 2013.  

Visit our website for more information.

Call for Submissions by Women: ROAR

ROAR Magazine is a print literary journal dedicated to providing a space to showcase women's fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.

We publish literature by emerging and developing writers, as well as interviews with established writers,such as acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Jill McCorkle, who, in our current issue, talks about balancing her life and writing.

ROAR Magazine is now accepting submissions for our 2013 winter issue.

ROAR accepts work that represents a wide spectrum of form, language and meaning. In other words, don't worry if your work isn't specific to feminist issues. If you're a gal, we just want your point of view!

For detailed guidelines, please visit our website.

Writing Competition: Prism International

The deadline for PRISM international's non-fiction Contest is fast-approaching!

The non-fiction deadline is November 28, 2012. A $1500 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished work of literary non-fiction. The winner also receives publication in the Non-fiction Contest Issue. A runner-up prize of $300 and a second runner-up prize of $200 are also conferred. Our non-fiction judge this year is Andreas Schroeder.

The entry fee for each contest is $35 (additional entries can be added for $5 each). Please see our website: for US and International entry fees. Every participant receives a one-year subscription to PRISM international.

The Short Fiction Contest deadline is January 25, 2013. A $2000 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished story. The winner also receives publication in the Fiction and Poetry Contest Issue. A runner-up prize of $300 and a second runner-up prize of $200 are also conferred. Works of translation are eligible. Our fiction judge this year is Annabel Lyon.

The Poetry Contest also has a deadline of January 25, 2013. A $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best original, unpublished poem and the winner also receives publication payment in the Fiction and Poetry Contest Issue. $300 and $200 are awarded to the first and second runners-up. One entry may include up to three, single-spaced poems, and works of translation are eligible. This year's poetry judge is Rhea Tregebov.

Contest entries may be submitted online by following the contest link on our website.

Contest entries may also be sent to PRISM through snail mail, accompanied by an entry form and cheque or receipt of credit card payment. For entry forms and the option to pay fees by credit card, please visit Prism's contest page.

Entries can be sent to:

Prism International, [Contest Category]
Creative Writing Program
The University of British Columbia
BUCH E462-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Call for Submissions: You are Here

you are here: the journal of creative geography seeks submissions of poetry, prose, original artwork, and multimedia.

Geographers have long been concerned with understanding the planet and the relationships that exist throughout it, be that physical, social, political, emotional, and beyond. However, geographer or not, humans require multiple forms of accessing, interpreting, and interacting with the world. To exist, we must sense. The 2013 issue of you are here: the journal of creative geography seeks submissions that explore and expand our concept of SENSING the world.

you are here is an annual publication that focuses on a variety of perceptions of place, and ideas about how place is interpreted, experienced, and created. Submissions have historically been based in poetry, prose, photography, original artwork and critical commentary. While we greatly anticipate such submissions, this year we are expanding the journal to a broader online format to complement our print addition, and as such we also encourage entries that utilize new and diverse forms of media (video, audio, web design, interactive programming, papier-mâché, etc.).

All submissions must be received by February 1st. All entries are limited to 10 pages. Please include with all submissions a cover letter containing complete contact information. Original material will not be returned unless requested. Submissions may be sent to:

youarehere.arizona(at) (replace (at) with @) or mailed (along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) to:

you are here
School of Geography and Development
University of Arizona
Harvill Building, Box 2
P.O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Writing Fellowship: Fine Arts Work Center

Fellowship 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 -April 30) 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--nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books--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 2013-14 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2012.

For details, please visit our website.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Foothill

Foothill: a journal of poetry is seeking submissions of poetry. Directed by students at Claremont Graduate University, Foothill: a journal of poetry is a biannual print and online poetry journal that features the work of emerging poets enrolled in graduate programs across the United States. The journal is sponsored by the English department in the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University, which is also home to the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards and Kate Tufts Discovery Awards. As the Tufts poetry awards honor and support poets ascending the difficult beginning and middle summits of their careers, Foothill promotes those still laboring through the apprenticeship of graduate study.

Submissions of up to five unpublished poems composed in any poetic genre or form are welcome from poets actively enrolled in a graduate program located in the United States. Submissions are read year-round and we accept simultaneous submissions. We regret we cannot pay for work, however, authors will receive a free copy of the print journal.

In your cover letter please include your name, e-mail address, title(s) of poem(s) submitted, the name of the university and program you are enrolled in, and a brief description of your field of study and research interests (to be included alongside your work). Accepted poets are also invited to send audio or video files of them performing their work, which will be embedded alongside their poems on our website. Send your poetry as a Word ".doc" file attachment to:

foothill(at) (Replace (at) with @ .)

with "poetry submission" written in the heading. Please allow three to four months for a response, though you will usually hear from us much sooner. Thank you and we look forward to reading your work.

For more information, visit our website or e-mail questions to:

 foothill(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email).


Monday, October 29, 2012

Call for Submissions: Spry Literary Journal

Spry Literary Journal is currently looking for submissions for its inaugural issue, which will be published in December 2012. We envision Spry as a literary journal that features undiscovered and established writers' concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just-plain-vulnerable writing. We see this as a place for people who excel at taking risks, who thrive under pressure - for people whose words and rhythms are spry.

We accept all short forms of writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and we also challenge you to write sparsely (under 750 words) through our Flash category. Submissions requested in all genres, and simultaneous submissions welcome. We have a strict blind submissions policy, and only accept writing through our submissions manager.

Please visit our submissions manager for guidelines and to submit your work to us. We are receptive to any questions via email at:

editors(at) (replace (at) with@) and will respond as quickly as possible.

Call for Submissions: The Dallas Review

Greetings from Reunion: The Dallas Review

We are now accepting submissions. Reunion is a rising literary and fine arts journal sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, featuring high-quality poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual arts, translation and drama.

We are seeking well-crafted quality work from across the nation and abroad to be featured in our large format, full color annual publication. Our current deadline is Dec. 15. Please visit our website to submit your work.

Call for Essays: Black Lawrence Press

Call for Submissions:

Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for an anthology of essays by immigrant poets in America, celebrating their contributions to the landscape of American poetry. The title, Others Will Enter the Gates, is taken from Walt Whitman's poem, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry".

Immigrant poets living in the United States are invited to submit essays of between 700-5000 words for the anthology. Poets can address one of four themes in their essays:

1) Influence(s)
2) How the poet's work fits within the American poetic tradition
3) How the poet's work fits within the poetic tradition of his/her home country and
4) What it means to be a poet in America.

Essays can be creative or academic. However, essays need to be accessible since the anthology is also for a general audience.

Abayomi Animashaun, Nigerian émigré and author of The Giving of Pears, will serve as editor. Questions? You may contact him at .

Submissions will be accepted via Submittable.

Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Call for Poetry Submissions: The Gulf Stream: Poets of the Gulf Coast

Jeff Newberry and Brent House, the editors of The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast, are seeking poetry by poets whose lives and works have been shaped in some tangible way by the Gulf Coast region of the United States. For this anthology, we seek writers who came of age, have spent time in, or set foot in the Gulf Coast states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Each poet is asked to submit up to three poems. Unpublished work is preferable, but the editors will consider previously-published work if the poet owns the copyright. Poets are also asked to contribute a short "eco-narrative," a 200-300 word discussion of how the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast region of the United States has affected or shaped the poet's writing. This "eco-narrative" will not only firmly ground the poems in the actual regional space, but it will also provide an explicit link between the poet, the poet's writing and the landscape, showing that even in poetry that doesn't explicitly mention the Gulf Coast, the region has established/created/implied/etc. an aesthetic and imaginative anchor in a poet's writing.

Direct all questions to:

thegulfstreamanthology(at) (replace (at) with @).

Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2012. The book will be published by Snake Nation Press; the tentative publication date is February 2013.

To submit work, please visit the online submission manager.

Fiction and Poetry Competition: Third Coast Magazine

Third Coast Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2013 Third Coast Fiction & Poetry Contests.

Winners in each genre receive $1000 & publication. All entrants receive a one year subscription to Third Coast.

Deadline: January 15, 2013

We are very pleased to have the following judges: Antonya Nelson (Fiction) and Jane Hirshfield (Poetry).

Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including the new Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize and named a “best book of 2006” by theWashington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the London Financial Times), Given Sugar, Given Salt, (finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), The Lives of the Heart, and The October Palace, as well as a book of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Orion, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, six editions of The Best American Poetry, and many other publications. In 2012, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Antonya Nelson is the author of eight books of fiction, including Female Trouble and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to Tell. Nelson’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The New Yorker called her one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium.” She is also a recent recipient of the Rea Award for Short Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Grant.Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three previously unpublished poems.

Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000 words or three (3) previously unpublished poems and a $16 entry fee online.
Or via postal service:

Third Coast 2013 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

Prose and Poetry Residency: University of Arizona

Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Summer Residency Program has offered poets and prose writers an opportunity to develop their work and to discover all that Tucson has to offer. Two residencies are awarded each summer—one in poetry and one in prose—to writers at any stage of their careers. The residency includes a $150 weekly stipend and a two-to-four-week stay in a private guest house, located within steps of the Center’s renowned library. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31. To enter, applicants must submit a resume or CV, a project proposal, and a work sample. For complete guidelines, visit our website.

The deadline for application is December 17th, 2012.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fiction Fellowship: South Carolina Academy of Authors


The SCAA announces its 2nd annual $1000 fellowship in fiction!

Entries may be previously unpublished short stories or excerpts from unpublished longer works. Limit 15 pages per submission, one submission per author. There are no restrictions on content, but applicants must be fulltime South Carolina residents; SCAA board members are ineligible.

Winner will be invited to SCAA induction ceremony in April, 2013. Submissions must be typed on 8.5 x 11 paper. Author's name must not appear on manuscript. Send two hard copies of story/chapter with separate cover sheet specifying author's name, contact information andsubmission title, plus $15 submission fee payable to SCAA.

DEADLINE: Entries postmarked no later than December 1, 2012

Send submissions and $15 application fee payable to SCAA to:

Jon Tuttle
Department of English
Francis Marion University
PO Box 100547
Florence SC 29502

Questions? Email:

Jtuttle(at) (replace (at) with @)

The stories of Mary Robison, this year's judge, have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Esquire, GQ, Harvard Magazine, and complied in four collections. Her novel, Why Did I Ever, won the Los Angeles Times Book prize for Fiction, and One D.O.A., One on the Way was chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the "100 Most Notable Books of the Year" and by Oprah Winfrey for her Summer Reading list in 2009. Robison has worked also as a screenwriter and script doctor for various film makers and teaches now at the University of Florida.

Editor Position: Ecotone Literary Journal

Hire for an editor of Ecotone literary journal and Lookout, the book imprint and teaching press that published Edith Pearlman's Binocular Vision to national success last year. The person will join the crew of Ecotone and Lookout along with founding editor David Gessner, Pub Lab Assistant Director Beth Staples, and me. We're a small but growing team, and it's crucial that we hire the right person. A full description of the job is available here. Start date: July 1, 2013. There's a priority deadline of December 3.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a nationally recognized department that offers both BFA and MFA degrees, as well as a Certificate in Publishing. Each semester, the successful candidate will teach a course in literary magazine editing associated with the journal Ecotone, as well as another course in the editing/publishing curriculum.

In addition, he or she will take on the following duties for Ecotone:

* Oversee the selection of prose, poetry, and art to be published in the journal.
* Manage all aspects of production and distribution, including budget.
* Supervise the graduate student managing editor and any other interns or graduate assistants associated with the journal.
* Cooperate with the Editor in Chief in planning the overall direction of the journal.

For Lookout Books, under the supervision of the Director of The Publishing Laboratory:

* Read submissions, recommend manuscripts from the pool of writers published in Ecotone, and edit books for Lookout, an award-winning literary imprint that seeks work by emerging and historically underrepresented voices, as well as overlooked gems by established writers.
* Developmentally edit, copyedit, and proofread manuscripts.
* Maintain production schedules and troubleshoot schedule challenges.
* Supervise student editorial interns.
* Assist in creating and disseminating of marketing materials.
* Work collaboratively with the design and production teams.

UNCW is committed to maintaining a campus environment that values diversity. The university aims to achieve, within all areas of the university community, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff capable of providing for excellence in the education of its students and for the enrichment of the university community. To that end, I invite your assistance identifying candidates with specific attention to minorities and women.

If you are aware of individuals who would be a good fit, please send me their contact information so that I may encourage their application. For more information on the department and Publishing Lab, please visit, and for Lookout,

Speculative Fiction Competition: StoneThread Publishing

StoneThread Publishing Speculative Fiction Contest II

For our contests, speculative fiction is defined as any story in any genre that responds to the question "What if?" in a way that depends on science or on any fantastic elements. The genres might include science fiction (hard or sociological), fantasy, magic realism, psychological horror or suspense (no slash and gash please), ghost stories, urban fantasy, paranormal romance (no erotica please), etc. They may be based in the past, present or future.

Contest Rules

There is no reading fee or entry fee for this contest.
Entry deadline, 30 November 2012 (may be extended if we do not receive enough entries).
Previously unpublished speculative fiction only please.
1,000 to 10,000 words.
Email submission as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment to:

contest(at) (replace (at) with @).

Enter as many stories as you like, one story per email.
Name and email address must appear in upper left corner of the first page of the story.
Past tense is the natural voice of narrative; please, no present tense.
We will announce the winners by email to all entrants approximately one month after the contest closes.


All winning entries and all honorable mentions will be included in an anthology to be published as an ebook by StoneThread Publishing. We reserve the right to publish the anthology in paperback as well.

First Place: $50 plus a copy of the anthology
Second through Sixth: $20 plus a copy of the anthology
Honorable Mentions: $5 plus a copy of the anthology

To get on our mailing list for releases and other contests, please visit our website and sign up.

Post-Publication Poetry Book Prize: 2013 UNT Rilke Prize

The UNT Rilke Prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), a writer whose work embodies the qualities of ambition, intellectual and imaginative scope, and technical mastery we seek to recognize.


An annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year.

Entrants must have published at least two previous books of poetry and be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens of the United States.
Work must be original poetry written in English.
Books may be submitted by presses or by writers themselves in the month of November and must be postmarked by November 30, 2012.
Eligible books must have been published between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 of the preceding year.
Each submission must include a copy of the book and a completed entry form.
Email a copy of the entry form to:

lisa.vining(at) (Change (at) to @)

Self-published books will not be considered.
Finalists may be asked to submit further copies.
Books will not be returned.
The winner will travel to Texas to give readings at UNT and at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on April 9th and 10th, 2013. UNT will pay for travel expenses. The author must also allow portions of the winning work to be reproduced for promoting the award. Poets who enter the prize must agree to these terms in order to accept the prize.

Results will be announced in January.


The prize will be judged by UNT's poetry faculty.

Submission Requirements

Authors or publishers will email entry form and include a copy with the book submission. Find the entry form here.

and submission should be sent to:

The UNT Rilke Prize
Department of English
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311307
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Poetry Competition: The Ledge Press

The Ledge Press announces its 2012 and 19th annual poetry chapbook competition. Winner receives $1,000 and 25 copies of the chapbook published by The Ledge Press in fall of 2013. Chapbook is professionally printed with full color cover.

Submit 16-28 pages of poetry in addition to a title page with contact information. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Entry fee of $18 includes a copy of the winning chapbook upon its publication by The Ledge Press. 

Postmark deadline: October 31. Send entries to:

The Ledge 2012 Chapbook Competition
40 Maple Avenue
Bellport, NY 11713

Writing Competition: Harpur Palate

Submit your best poetry and creative nonfiction to our two writing contests, the annual Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and the brand-new Harpur Palate Prize for Creative Nonfiction. All contest submissions are simultaneously considered for publication. Winners in each contest will receive a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears.

All writers who submit to our contests, which requires a small entry fee of $15, will receive a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. Those who have already subscribed will receive an additional year on their current subscription. What better way to start your subscription than by entering one of our contests?

Past winners have been featured and interviewed on our blog. You can also view the winning poems in our online archive. We hope to add you to the growing list of Milton Kessler Memorial Prize-winning poets. Or, just as exciting, you could be the first person in Harpur Palate history to receive the Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Contest winners are heavily highlighted in the journal. In the last few issues, we have dedicated full-color pages with contrasting text to the winning submissions, which is an exciting way to get noticed (see an example here).

For more specifics, please see our contest guidelines on our website. We accept submissions by mail or through Submittable until Thursday, November 15, so start sending in your best poems and creative nonfiction. All of us here atHarpur Palate are excited and eager to read your work. As always, thanks for being such wonderful readers of and submitters to Harpur Palate!


The Editors, Harpur Palate

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fiction Competition: 2012 William Richey Short Fiction Contest

The 2012 William Richey Short Fiction Contest

$1,000 prize. 10 finalists. $10 to play.
Contest Details

Matt Bell will serve as judge for Yemassee's 2012 William Richey Short Fiction Contest, now accepting entries. The author of the winning story will receive $1,000 and publication in Yemassee. Yemassee will also publish stories by two runners-up, along with a list of ten finalists.

Submission Details

To enter, submit one piece of unpublished fiction of up to 10,000 words. An entry fee of $10 must accompany each entry. All submissions should be double-spaced. Story title and page numbers should appear on each page, but the author's name should not appear anywhere within the entry. All entries must be submitted through submittable.

We welcome multiple story submissions; each story should be entered separately and will require its own entry fee. All entries must be submitted by the November 15th deadline. Winner and finalists will be announced on our website, and all entries will be considered for publication.

Call for Fiction: Second Voice Anthology

German-American writer Ursula Hegi, author of the excellent novel, Stones from the River, is editing an anthology of fiction by immigrant writers. Here's the official call.

Call for Submission: Second Voice Anthology

Second Voice offers three literary prizes, $1,000, $500, and $250, for fiction by immigrants who write in English but grew up within another language and culture. We are interested in short stories and novel excerpts of 7,000 words or less from established and new writers.

Submissions are free. Please submit via submittable.

The anthology is edited by bicultural writer Ursula Hegi, author of Tearing The Silence: On Being German in America and a PEN/Faulkner winner.

Poetry Competition: Crab Orchard Review

2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards
$3500 and publication for two collections of poems
final judge: Rodney Jones

Below are the guidelines for the 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition:

All unpublished, original collections of poems written in English by United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible* (individual poems may have been previously published). (*Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, and current and former students and employees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible for the Open Competition.)

Two volumes of poems will be selected from an open competition of manuscripts postmarked October 1 through November 17, 2012. The winners will each receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press. In addition, both winners will be awarded a $2000 prize and $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Both readings will follow the publication of the poets' collections by Southern Illinois University Press.

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked or submitted online between October 1, 2012 and the end of November 17, 2012 (online entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CDT) on November 17, 2012). (For postal submissions since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express Mail, Fedex, or UPS. First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.) Please do not send revisions of either postal or online submissions; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with the series editor before the manuscript is delivered to SIU Press.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 per entry for postal submissions; $28.00 per entry for online submissions through Submittable ($25.00 plus $3.00 online processing fee). Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author. All entrants will receive a year's subscription to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, beginning with the 2013 Summer/Fall CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

PAGE LENGTH: Manuscripts are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 100 pages of original poetry (12 pt. type preferred). No more than one poem should appear on a page.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTAL SUBMISSIONS: Manuscripts should be typewritten, single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page. Submit two title pages for the collection. The author's name, address, and daytime phone number should appear on the first title page only. The author's name should appear nowhere else in the manuscript. An acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies should be placed after the second title page. A clean photocopy is recommended, bound with a spring clip or placed in a plain file folder (no paper clips or staples please). Please do not send your only copy of the manuscript since manuscripts will not be returned, and please do not include illustrations. CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW and Southern Illinois University Press assume no responsibility for damaged or lost manuscripts.

All postal submissions must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee (check or money order). Please make your check out to "Crab Orchard Series in Poetry."

Please address postal submissions to:

Jon Tribble, Series Editor
Open Competition
Dept. of English, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification of contest results. If you would like confirmation that the manuscript has been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard as well.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: Online entries should be sent through Submittable (there is an additional $3.00 processing fee for online entries, making the entry fee for each online entry $28.00). Payment for online submissions must be made online.

Please submit your file in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or .wpf. 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page.

Submit a single title page with only the manuscript title in your file.

The author's name should appear nowhere in your file or in the file name.

In the place of the cover letter or biographical note in the submission process, an acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies can be included, but this SHOULD NOT be included in the manuscript file.

Please name your file the first eight letters of your manuscript title, with no spaces; for example, if your manuscript was titled "A Collection of Poems," your file would be titled "acollect" or "ACOLLECT" (either lower or upper case is fine). If your manuscript title has fewer than eight letters or uses numerals, use what you have. If you have a symbol or mark of punctuation as your title or as part of your title, spell out what it stands for and use the first eight letters of that; for example, if your manuscript was titled "Poems!," your file would be titled "poemsexc" for "Poems exclamation point."

All entrants submitting online through Submittable will be notified of the results via e-mail by May 1, 2013.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION: Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication. Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author.

Entrants are not to contact the final judge under any circumstances; all questions should be directed to Jon Tribble, Series Editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.


jtribble(at) (e-mail preferred)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Call for Submissions: Bellingham Review

Bellingham Review is a nonprofit literary arts magazine affiliated with Western Washington University. Our yearly print edition is published in the spring.

Our general submission period is from September 15th through December 1st.

The editors welcome submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, author interviews, and black-and-white photography. There are no limitations on form or subject matter. Prose must be under 6,000 words (Please indicate the approximate word count on prose pieces.) For submissions longer than 6,000 words, please send a query with a brief description of the work. Novel excerpts are acceptable but must be able to stand alone. The editors prefer poetry submissions of up to three poems per submission.

All electronic submissions should follow the directions available on Submittable and be titled with the name of the work. The author will receive a confirmation of the receipt of the work as well as our final decision through email. All mailed submissions should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope for reply. Submissions from other countries should be accompanied by a sufficient number of international postal reply coupons.

Electronic submissions.

Mailed submissions should be addressed to:

Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry Editor
Bellingham Review
Mail Stop 9053
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225

Call for Submissions and Contest: Crab Orchard Review

A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW


Special Issue: Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts

Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2013 issue focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and changes shaping the states in the U.S. that make up the "Big Middle" of prairies, plains, mountains, and deserts that shape the middle and non-Pacific Coast West of the Lower 48 (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Nevada).
All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.

The submission period for this issue is August 27 through November 3, 2012. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of February 2013. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. Mail submissions to:

Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts issue
Faner 2380, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America

Address correspondence to:
Allison Joseph, Editor & Poetry Editor
Carolyn Alessio, Prose Editor
Jon Tribble, Managing Editor

COR Special Issue Feature Awards in Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction

Each Genre Winner Receives $1500.00

All entries should fit the topic of the Summer/Fall 2013 special issue, “Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts,” focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and changes shaping the states in the U.S. that make up the “Big Middle” of prairies, plains, mountains, and deserts of the middle and non-Pacific Coast West of the Lower 48 (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Nevada).

One winner in each genre category—Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction—will be selected by the editors of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW to be published in the issue and receive a $1500.00 award. The editors are looking for the work in each genre that best embodies the topic of the special issue.
All entries will be considered for publication in the Summer/Fall 2013 special issue, “Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts.” Regular CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW contributor’s payment rates ($25 (US) per magazine page. $50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) apply to any accepted work that is not a genre winner. All editorial decisions for the issue will be made by the end of February 2013.

All COR Special Issue Feature Award entries must be submitted using CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW’s Submittable Submissions Manager. $22.50 for each entry. Each fee entitles entrant to one copy of the 2013 Winter/Spring issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW (published in February 2013) and one copy of the 2013 Summer/Fall issue of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, our special issue “Prairies, Plains, Mountains, Deserts,” which will feature the genre winners. If you submit more than one entry, we will be happy to send you additional copies of each issue you are scheduled to receive, or we can mail these additional copies as gift subscriptions. Please let us know what you prefer and provide us with the necessary information.

Page Restrictions: Poetry entries can be up to 5 pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page). Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction or up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction. One poetry entry, story, or essay per $22.50 entry; a writer may enter up to three separate entries ($22.50 each).

Contest Guidelines: Entries must be previously unpublished*, original work written in English by a U. S. citizen or permanent resident (current students and employees at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry are not eligible). Simultaneous submissions are considered, but an entry is ineligible to win if accepted for publication elsewhere. The author’s name should not appear on any page.

All entries must be submitted through Submittable between September10, 2012 and the end of November 3, 2012 (online entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CDT) on November 3, 2012). All entrants will be notified of results by e-mail.

Call for Submissions: Conte

The editors of Conte, an online journal of narrative writing founded in 2005, announce an open submissions call for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our eighteenth issue, slated for publication in Winter 2012-2013. Recent contributors include Norman Dubie, Erika Meitner, Bruce Weigl, Robert Wrigley, Sandy Longhorn, Jim Daniels, Nin Andrews, Thorpe Moeckel, and E. Ethelbert Miller, among others.

Visit our website for specific guidelines and past issues. We accept simultaneous submissions through Submittable and strive to respond in three months or less. We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: Manifest Review

Manifest Review, a new online literary journal associated with Northwest Mississippi would like to make an open call for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and photography. From our "About" and "Submissions" pages:

Manifest Review, brought to you in association with Northwest Mississippi Community College, aspires to break the traditional paradigm established by over a century of print publication. As a culture, our increasing reliance on technology requires artists to migrate into the realm of digital media. Think of Manifest as a cultural review — a showcase — for the evolution of the artist in the 21st century as well as a visible thought experiment on the inseparable nature of digital nativity, art, and education.

While the tagline of our intrepid little-blog/mag-that-could reads “for Southern artists,” we here at Manifest Review are open to any work that subverts, delights, makes new what was old, makes us laugh, breaks our hearts, or otherwise dazzles. We want to break out of the “submission season” mold, and endeavor to bring art to the online community in as steady a fashion as possible.

For the time being, send all written submissions in .doc or .rtf formats and photography or artwork submissions as .jpeg to:

manifestreview(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email)

We hope to hear from you soon.
Dr. PJ Underwood, Editor, Manifest Review, Member CRWROPPS-B

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Sliver of Stone is proud to announce that its 5th issue is now available online.

We are a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe.

Authors featured in this issue include Melissa Broder (poetry/interview), Debra Dean (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction/interview), Joe Clifford (interview), and Natalia Ortegon Trevino (poetry/interview)

Check out our past contributors, such as Dorianne Laux, Kim Barnes, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Allison Joseph, Matthew Sharpe, Dan Wakefield, Lori Jakiela, Geoffrey Philp, Preston Allen, Paul Lisicky, M. Evelina Galang, and many talented others. Past interviews with Dorianne Laux, Susan Orlean, Elmaz  Abinader, Paul Lisicky, Les Standiford, Mark Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield, Lynne Barrett and Louis Lowy.

We're now looking for submissions for our sixth issue! Submit here.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

Friday, October 5, 2012

Call for Southern Gothic Fiction by Women: Phantom Manners


Editors William Wright and Michelle Wright are now considering submissions for Phantom Manners: Contemporary Southern Gothic Fiction by Women. Submissions are open to any woman writing southern gothic fiction. We invite work from gifted writers in any stage of their writing careers.

When we use the term "southern gothic," we do not refer to genre fiction, but textured literary works with southern gothic aspects, e.g. Faulkner, O'Connor, Welty, Nordan, Porter, early McCarthy, William Gay, etc. We do not consider "southern gothic" a static subgenre, but an amorphous, inclusive one—, the only "rules" being that submitted fiction has to deal with the American South in some sense and that the writing be "gothic," that it orbits or involves--—whether on a small or large level—--something disruptive, transgressive, taboo, derelict, corrupt, tragic, and/or disturbing. Dark humor may also figure into the equation.

Flash fiction, short stories, or self-contained short-story-length (up to 30 pp.) excerpts from novels are welcome. Please send submissions in MS Word 1997-2003, 2007, or 2010 (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) to the editors at:


Include your name and contact information somewhere on the submission. Previously published work is acceptable as long you retain the rights; please supply the book and/or journal name if the piece has been published.

Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2013, although early submissions are encouraged.

Questions about the collection should be directed to the editors via:

william(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email)

Thank you. We look forward to reading your work!

Flash Fiction Competition: Revolution House

Revolution House magazine invites all to submit previously unpublished short-short stories to the inaugural flash fiction contest: 750 for $7.50. Judge Randall Brown will select the top three entries of 750 words or less.

Prizes are based on entry fees collected, with a guaranteed first prize of $100 that will increase as we get more entries.

Writers may submit entries of up to 750 words for a fee of $7.50 (or two stories for $12). Please do not put your name anywhere within your entry -- no byline, no name in the header or footer -- as Revolution House processes all submissions blind.

Deadline: November 30, 2012. Winners will be announced in December. All entries will be considered for publication in Revolution House. Please see our website for full details.

Call for Submissions: Lunch Ticket


Antioch University Los Angeles' creative writing MFA program's biannual publication, Lunch Ticket, is accepting submissions for its second issue. Our reading period is September 1st through November 1st and publication will be December 15th.

Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, YA fiction, Art/Image submissions are welcome. Lunch Ticket welcomes diverse and quality work, regardless of theme.

Visit Lunch Ticket's Website submission guidelines.

Thank you for sharing your work with Lunch Ticket.