Saturday, May 26, 2012

Travel Essay Competition: The Writer Magazine

The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Online submission deadline: June 15, 2012

Did you learn something surprising about another culture or meet a memorable character or see something that left an indelible impression? The Writer magazine invites you to submit a previously unpublished travel essay of up to 1,200 words. Write about your unforgettable travel experiences, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure.

Prizes: $1,000/$300/$200; Gotham Writers' Workshop online classes; and publication in The Writer for the winner.

Entry fee: $10. Submit online only.

Contest Entry Link.

Poetry Book Competition: The Backwaters Prize

The Backwaters Prize

In 2012, the Backwaters Press revives the Backwaters Prize. Our judge for the 2012 prize will be David Clewell. The submission period begins April 1, 2012 and concludes May 31, 2012. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. We adhere to the CLMP code of ethics for administering a literary contest.

Submit your manuscript to the prize here.

The submission fee must be paid online, at the time of submission.

For more information about the prize and for a list of past winners, please visit the Backwaters Prize page.

What you win
The prize is a $1,000.00 cash prize plus publication of your manuscript plus some beautiful object commemorating your achievement. The next award will be announced in September 2012.

General Guidelines
This contest is open to anyone writing in English, whether the poet has previous book publications or not.
Full-length manuscript, (between 60 & 85 pages, not including credits, title page, contents page) original poetry in English (no translations).
No Collaborations.
May be a collection or a single long poem.
Use standard poetry format; that is, single-spaced, with double-spacing between stanzas.
No identification of poet anywhere in MS, including in the text of the poems. Manuscripts in which poet's name is included anywhere in the text will be disqualified. If the poet needs to refer to or uses his/her own name in poems, a pseudonym must be used in the text.
Winner will be allowed to make changes to text.
Do not include photos or drawings in the manuscript. Do not send manuscript corrections—winner will be allowed to make manuscript changes. The title page may have no identification of the poet on it.
There is a reading fee of $25.

The 2012 Judge for the Backwaters Prize
David Clewell is the author of eight collections of poetry—most recently, Taken Somehow By Surprise (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011)—and two book-length poems. His work regularly appears in a wide variety of national magazines and journals—including Poetry, Harper's, The Georgia Review, New Letters, The Kenyon Review, and Boulevard–and has been represented in more than fifty anthologies. Among his honors are several book awards: the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize (for Now We're Getting Somewhere), National Poetry Series selection (for Blessings in Disguise), and the inaugural Four Lakes Poetry Prize for Taken Somehow By Surprise. He is currently the poet laureate of Missouri.

Fiction Book Competition: The 2012 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

The Drue Heinz Literature Prize Call for Submissions 2012

The Drue Heinz Literature Prize recognizes and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world. The award is open to writers who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals.
Manuscripts are judged anonymously by nationally known writers; past judges have included Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Rick Moody and Joan Didion. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press under its standard contract.

The winner will be announced by the University Press in January. No information about the winner will be released before the official announcement. The volume of manuscripts prevents the Press from offering critiques or entering into communication or correspondence about manuscripts. Please do not call or e-mail the Press.

Past Winners of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize


1. The award is open to writers who have published a novel, a book-length collection of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals of national distribution. On-line publication does not count toward this requirement.
2. The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States.
3. University of Pittsburgh employees, former employees, current students, and those who have been students within the last three years are not eligible for the award.
4. Translations are not eligible if the translation was not done by the author.
5. Eligible submissions include a manuscript of short stories; one or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories. Novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection. Manuscripts may be no fewer than 150 and no more than 300 typed pages.
6. Stories or novellas previously published in book form as part of an anthology are eligible.
Format for Submissions

1. Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on quality white paper, unbound, and pages must be numbered consecutively. Clean, legible photocopies on high quality white paper are acceptable.
2. Each submission must include a list of the writer's published short fiction work, with full citations.
3. Manuscripts will be judged anonymously. Each manuscript should have two cover pages: one listing the title of the manuscript and the author's name, address, e-mail address (if available), and telephone number; and a second listing only the manuscript title. The author's name, other identifying information, and publication information must not appear after the first cover page.
4. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Multiple Submissions

1. Manuscripts may also be under consideration by other publishers, but if a manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify the Press.
2. Authors may submit more than one manuscript to the competition as long as one manuscript or a portion thereof does not duplicate material submitted in another manuscript.
Dates for Submission

Manuscripts must be received during May and June 2012. That is, they must be postmarked on or after May 1 and on or before June 30.
Send submissions to:
Drue Heinz Literature Prize
University of Pittsburgh Press
3400 Forbes Avenue
Eureka Building, Fifth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please e-mail:


Monday, May 21, 2012

Call for Poetry Submissions: Beasts, Monsters, Creatures, and Cyborgs: An Anthology of Post-Human Poetry

Beasts, Monsters, Creatures, and Cyborgs:
An Anthology of Post-Human Poetry

In the twenty-first century, poetry interfaces with animal-machine. The “human” is not a given concept, but rather is one that is made in an ongoing technological and anthropological process. We hope to publish an anthology of poetry that participates in technological, biological, representational, sexual, political and theoretical post-humanisms. We’re looking for poetry that engages with or is written by animals, beasts, monsters, immigrants, creatures, aliens, cyborgs, queers such that it challenges western, enlightenment figurations of the “self” and “human.”

Any contemporary work in English (domestic or translated) that addresses the post-human is welcome. Please send up to 20 pages of poetry, in standard format (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf, *.pdf) to Aaron Apps & Feng Sun Chen via submishmash.

Previously published work is welcome; please include acknowledgements (if any) and a brief bio with your submission. If you have any questions please contact us at:

 posthumanpoetry(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email).

Call for Submissions: Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Journal

Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Journal, an annual journal published in Southern New Mexico is now accepting poems, short stories, essays or short plays for issue # 17. Submissions must be unpublished but are not limited to writers of the Southwest, and “borders” can be interpreted broadly. Send 3-5 poems or one short prose piece with SASE to:

Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders
c/o DAAC
PO Box 1721
Las Cruces, NM 88004

Deadline is June 30, 2012.

Copies of Issue No. 16 are available from the address above for $8 plus $2 postage; prior issues for $5 each plus $2 postage.
Dick Thomas and Ellen Roberts Young are co-editors of the Journal. Queries: ellenpeter(at) No email submissions.

Poetry Chapbook Competition: 2013 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

The 2013 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for submission!

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for submissions April 1 through June 30, 2012. There is NO fee to enter this contest.
Mary Ballard Wright wrote poetry, but almost no one knew it. She raised three children through two marriages, kept a home, and scribbled verses in those moments when she dared to think of something other than daily life.

In 1979, a tornado swept through her town of Wichita Falls, taking her home and everything she owned. Among the things she lost were her life's work, handwritten poems kept in a closet.

Mary died in 2010, and here at Casey Shay Press, we have decided, in her memory, to publish one poet each year. It is our hope to keep others' work from sudden loss, be it a natural disaster, a technical failure that destroys a hard drive, or a personal loss in the theft of the laptop where we kept our work.

The winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize will receive $500, 25 printed copies of the chapbook, and a book contract for the sale of physical and electronic versions of the chapbook.

There is NO fee to enter this contest, but each entrant may submit only one manuscript.
Rule for Entries:

Deadline: June 30, 2012
The Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open to all poets, published or unpublished.
Poems should adhere to a theme, however loosely.
We consider themes for adults as well as collections for children.
Individual poems may be previously published, but poems should not have been published as a group in any form, including self-published collections.
No more than 10% of the poetry should have been posted to blogs or web sites previously, and print and digital rights to any published poems should have reverted to the author to be eligible.
Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 40 pages (not including the title page).
All poems should be single spaced and typed in size 12 Times New Roman or similar font.
Each manuscript should include a title page. This page should include the title, a one-sentence explanation of the chapbook's theme, and contact information on the poet. Please use your real name for your submission. If you prefer to use a pseudonym on your chapbook, that will be arranged later.
If any poems have been previously published, please indicate their titles and where they were published.
If the poet already participates in readings, poetry groups, or writers' organizations, we would love to hear about that, but it is optional.
The reading period for the 2013 competition begins on April 1, 2012. Entries must be submitted by June 30, 2012. Submissions will only be considered if received between those dates.
The quarter-finalists will be announced July 31, 2012.
We are all-electronic, so submissions should be emailed with a doc, docx, rtf, or txt file attachment to:

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

Please do not copy your poems into the body of the email.

Fiction Competition: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

About the Flannery O'Connor Award
More than fifty short-story collections have appeared in the Flannery O'Connor Award series, which was established to encourage gifted emerging writers by bringing their work to a national readership. The first prize-winning book was published in 1983; the award has since become an important proving ground for writers and a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story as a genre. Winners are selected through an annual competition that attracts as many as three hundred manuscripts.

Winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction include such widely read authors as Ha Jin, Antonya Nelson, Rita Ciresi,and Mary Hood.

Submission Guidelines: 2012 Competition
New in 2012: We will only be accepting electronic submissions to the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction this year. See details below.
Dates for submission: Manuscripts may be submitted between 9:00 a.m. on April 2 and 9:00 a.m. on June 1. Winners will be announced by the end of August.
Our online submissions manager is available here.
Tech support for using the submissions manager is available at 1-406-480-6274. The $25 entry fee can be paid online via credit card or PayPal.
Selection process: Each of five contest judges reads approximately one-fifth of the manuscripts submitted to the competition, with a sixth judge available if needed based on the total number of submissions. Judges select seven to ten finalists each; the pool of finalist manuscripts is read by series editor Nancy Zafris, who makes the final selection of two winning manuscripts. Authors of winning manuscripts receive a cash award of $1,000, and their collections are subsequently published by the University of Georgia Press under a standard book contract.

Eligibility: The competition is open to writers in English, whether published or unpublished. Writers must be residents of North America.
Manuscript Guidelines

Manuscripts should be 40,000-75,000 words in length.
The award recognizes outstanding collections of short fiction. Collections may include long stories or novellas (est. length of a novella is 50-150 pages). However, novels or single novellas will not be considered.
Please be sure manuscript pages are numbered.
Please include a table of contents.
Please use a standard, easy-to-read font such as Times New Roman in twelve-point size.
Stories included in the submission may have appeared previously in magazines or anthologies but may not have been previously published in a book-length collection of the author’s own work.
Authors may submit more than one manuscript to the competition for consideration as long as no material is duplicated between submissions. Each submission will require a separate entry fee.
Manuscripts under consideration for this competition may be submitted elsewhere at the same time. Please withdraw your manuscript if it is accepted by another publisher and should no longer be considered for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award competition. Withdrawal can be completed via the submissions manager website. Entry fees are not refundable.

Blind review: The intent of this contest is that manuscripts will be considered on the merits of the fiction and that judges will not be aware of the names or publication records of the authors.

Please do not include your name on the pages of the manuscript—only in the form boxes of the electronic submission manager. The first page of the manuscript should include the title of the collection only.
Please do not include a list of acknowledgments crediting where stories have been published.
Judges who recognize work will recuse themselves, and the submission will be reassigned to a different judge.

Confirmation of receipt and notification: You should receive an e-mail confirmation immediately after submission. An announcement of winners and finalists will be sent to all entrants via e-mail by the end of August.

If you have any questions or concerns other than technical issues with the submissions manager, please contact us via e-mail:

 atpress(at) (Change (at) to @.)
The press will not accept phone calls regarding the Flannery O’Connor Award.

Statement of Integrity: The University of Georgia is thoroughly committed to academic integrity in all of its endeavors, and the University of Georgia Press adheres to all University of Georgia policies and procedures. To help ensure the integrity of the competition, manuscripts are judged through a blind review process. Judges in the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction competition are instructed to avoid conflicts of interest of all kinds.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Call for Nonfiction Submissions: Sins & Needles: Writers and Tattoos

Call for Submissions: Sins & Needles: Writers and Tattoos

Tattoos have been in existence for centuries, from the indigenous people of Japan to tribal people of Polynesia, Philippines, and Borneo. They are markers of time, rites of passage, symbols, remembrances, and sometimes, stupid decisions made on a drunken nights. They are everywhere—under the white sleeve of a co-worker, sneakily peaking out of a shirt collar, up and down muscled legs and arms of athletes. There has been proliferation of reality shows centered set in tattoo parlors. What once was a subculture has now emerged as mainstream.

Yet, in the literary landscape, there has been a conspicuous absence of writing about tattoos. The editors of the tentatively titled anthology, Sins & Needles—Ira Sukrungruang and Jim Miller—are looking for personal nonfiction narratives about the meaning behind the tattoo. Please send 500-3000 word essays in a PDF or Word document file via our submission manager.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2012. If you have any questions about the anthology, please don’t hesitate to contact, editors(at) (replace (at) with @).

Poetry Award: 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

2012 First Book Award ~ $3500 and publication

final judge: Chad Davidson

Below are the guidelines for the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, which will be open for entries on May 10, 2012 and close on July 7, 2012 (postmark and online submission deadline):

A first book of poems will be selected for publication from an open competition of manuscripts, in English, by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 48 pages or more in length in an edition of over 500 copies* (individual poems may have been previously published; for the purposes of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, a manuscript which was in whole or in part submitted as a thesis or dissertation as a requirement for the completion of a degree is considered unpublished and is eligible). Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, and current and former students and employees of Southern Illinois University and authors published by Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible.

The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press, and will be awarded a $2000 prize. The winner will also receive $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked or submitted online between May 10, 2012 and the end of July 7, 2012 (online entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CDT) on July 7, 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 Winter/Spring CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

PAGE LENGTH: Manuscripts are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 75 pages of original poetry.

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, First Book Award
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 October 1, 2012.

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.

E-MAIL:jtribble(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email)

Call for Essay Submissions: Creative Nonfiction's Southern Sin


Deadline: July 31, 2012

Creative Nonfiction and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness--whether you're skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor's Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet tea. Confess your own wrongdoings, gossip about your neighbor's depravity, or tell us about your personal connection to a famous Southerner headed down the broad road to Hell. Whether the sin you discuss is deadly or just something that would make your mama blush we want to hear about it in an essay that is at least partially narrative--employing scenes, descriptions, etc.

Your essay can channel William Faulkner or Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker or Rick Bragg; it can be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between, but all essays must tell true stories, and must incorporate both sin and the South in some way.

Usually the wages of sin is death, but this time we're making an exception. The selected essays will be published in Creative Nonfiction #47, and CNF and Oxford will be awarding $5000 for Best Essay.

There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue CNF subscription--U.S. submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the U.S. (though due to shipping costs, the subscription deal is not valid).

Guidelines to submit by mail:
Essays must be unpublished, 4,000 words maximum, postmarked by May 28, 2012 July 31, 2012, and clearly marked "Southern Sin" on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay, word count, SASE and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Southern Sin
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

To submit electronically, go here.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Call for Submissions: Rose Red Review

Rose Red Review is now accepting submissions for its debut issue!

Rose Red Review is published four times a year, in homage to the passing season. In fairy tales, the future is unknown, often summarized by the vague phrase “happily ever after,” but each character is influenced by his or her past, and we, like the characters, live in the moment as we read their story. Rose Red Review seeks to publish art, fiction, photography, and poetry that best reflects the magic in the every day–work that honors the past, the moment, and the uncertain future.

Read more about the publication here.

Please send your submissions here.

Rose Red Review is also holding an art and photography contest to celebrate its debut issue. Details here.

Please visit Rose Red Review on Facebook.

Call for Submissions: Reverie: Midwest African American Literature


Reverie: Midwest African American Literature
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2012

Aquarius Press is accepting submissions until August 1 for the 2012 annual fall issue of Reverie. There will be no particular theme for this issue, but a special section will be dedicated to the works of Aquarius Press Legacy Award winners Samiya Bashir and Parneshia Jones.

Reverie is a literary journal devoted to featuring the best in literature by African Americans with “ties” to the American Midwest. Reverie appears in digital and print editions. We accept poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, critical essays and book reviews. Contributors selected for inclusion will receive one contributor’s copy and a feature on our website. Simultaneous submissions accepted with credits. If selected, contributors will be asked for a brief bio. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork for the cover—if the artwork is selected, payment will be two copies.

Writer’s Guidelines for Reverie (email submissions only)
1) Include a 50-word bio that includes info on contributor’s Midwestern connection. Type mailing address and email at top of manuscript and save the entire submission in Microsoft Word or Rich-text format (rtf) as an attachment. Use “Reverie” for the email subject line.
2) Text should be Times New Roman or Calibri 11 pt. font. Word count should not exceed 50 lines (poetry) and/or 3,000 words (prose). No page numbering/footers, no borders. Once accepted for publication, no changes to the manuscript will be allowed except for typographical errors; contributors will get one online proof before publication.
3) Tabs/indents at .3” and single space after punctuation; poems should be no wider than 4.5”.
4) Submit no more than three poems. No urban crime fiction or erotica. Critical essays should be in MLA or Chicago style.
5) Publisher reserves the right to make light edits as necessary and reserves the right to reject submissions.

reverie.journal(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending email)
and Reverie only accepts submissions by email.

For more info, visit our website.

Call for Submissions: Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters is now actively soliciting submissions for its Fall 2012 issue.

Assisi offers an eclectic mix of essays (both academic and personal), short fiction and poetry in an online journal which is published twice-yearly. We also publish photographs, drawings and other art works.

Please follow our submission guidelines, which are published here.

If you have questions, or need further information, please contact Dr. Wendy Galgan, Editor, at: wgalgan(at) (replace (at) with @ when sending email)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Call for Submissions: Switchback

 Switchback is now accepting submissions for Issue 16: Current from now until August 31. Send us your best, previously unpublished fiction, poetry, nonfiction or art and see it in the next issue to be published this November. Submissions do not necessarily need to address the theme. We're looking for daring work, literature that electrifies with language strong enough to sweep us away. So what are you waiting for? Send us your work now!

Please send us only one piece of fiction at a time and 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. (Word Limit 7500)

Please send us only one piece of nonfiction at a time and 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. (Word Limit 7500)

Please send us no more than three poems per submission period and SEND EACH POEM SEPARATELY. We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Make sure your name DOES NOT appear on the submission itself.

Please send submissions in .gif, .jpg, or .png format with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

Switchback is a publication of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program of the University of San Francisco, Catherine Brady, Director.

For more information visit our website.

Call for Submissions: The Man Date: Fifteen Bromances

The Man Date: Fifteen Bromances

Size limit: 1,500-6,000 words

Call for submissions: The Man Date: 15 Bromances

Prime Mincer Press, publisher of Prime Mincer literary magazine, is seeking submissions of short fiction for an anthology titled The Man Date: 15 Bromances, to be published in early 2013. The editors are looking for original, unpublished short stories ranging from 1,500-6,000 words concerning bromances—, work that in some way comments on or deals with male friendships and relationships, and/or plays on the idea of the buddy story. The final selection will be a mix of emerging and established writers including Rick Bass, Pinckney Benedict and Alan Heathcock, among others.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1st through June 1st. Notifications will be sent by August 15th. Payment will be in the form of contributor copies and a percentage of royalties. Submissions will be judged by anthology editors Shawn Andrew Mitchell and Nick Ostdick. For more info, see our website.

Submissions should be made through Prime Mincer's Submishmash account  and should include a cover page with contact information and a short bio. Please do not include any contact information on the manuscript or in the document's title, as the editors will be doing a blind read.

Submit here.

Call for Submissions: Generations Literary Journal

Generations Literary Journal

Deadline: May 15, 2012.

Generations Literary Journal is a bound journal comprised of solicited work and submissions. We encourage and welcome submissions of poetry, short fiction, personal narrative and artwork from writers and artists who represent all generations. Each issue is themed. The theme for the upcoming issue is Rites of Passage.

More information here.