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.