Monday, April 29, 2013

Novella Competition: Colony Collapse Press 2013 Novella Prize

Colony Collapse Press 2013 Novella Prize

Colony Collapse Press will award a prize of $300, publication, and 20 complimentary copies for the best novella, as judged by our editorial board. Complete guidelines.


Deadline: July 31, 2013.

Length: 15,000 words minimum and 50,000 words maximum per each individual submission. These pages must comprise a single work of fiction or novella-length narrative nonfiction.

Entry fee: $10 per manuscript. This fee is nonrefundable and must be paid by credit card from within the online submission manager.

Multiple submissions are permissible. Each additional entry requires its own separate entry fee.

Portions of the manuscript may have been previously published, but the manuscript, as a whole must be unpublished and must be available for exclusive book-length publication by Colony Collapse Press. Previously self-published works are not eligible. For excerpts published individually in journals or magazines, the writer must hold copyright. Include an acknowledgments page listing previous publication of included work, if applicable.

All submissions will be considered for publication. All themes and/or subject matters are eligible. All rights revert to the writer upon publication.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but if the manuscript is published/accepted by another press while under consideration, the author must promptly withdraw the entry.

Book bundle: As a special deal to contest entrants, Colony Collapse Press offers any published book for an additional $6. For $16 total, submit to the contest and choose from a copy of the winning novella  from the contest, or either of our two previously published books, Michael Sheehan's Proposals for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned, or Kara Weiss's Late Lights.

Essay Competition: The Saturday Evening Post: "Honor the Troops, Win a Watch"

The Saturday Evening Post and iconic American brand Speidel are calling on writers across the country to pay tribute to those who fight to protect the United States with the "Honor the Troops, Win a Watch" essay contest.

Aspiring essayists can salute American soldiers and win a Speidel watch by submitting a 200 word "Tribute to Our Troops" essay (#Tribute2Troops). Twenty winners will be selected and their winning entries posted on The Saturday Evening Post's website. Winners will also receive a Speidel Women's Tortoise Shell Fashion Watch or Men's Pilot Watch.

The contest runs from April 17 – July 4, and contestants can submit their entries online.

Call for Submissions: Silent Revelations Press

Silent Revelations Press began accepting submissions on January 1st, 2013. We are extending our deadline to June 1st, 2013.

What are we looking for? Silent Revelations Press seeks to publish original works from authors, poets, and playwrights.Our primary focus is to consider the "silences" by questioning, probing, and displaying these issues from a unique perspective or point of view, while maintaining an anti-oppressive feminist approach.

We are no longer charging a submission/reading fee and we have added the category of photography/cover art. For more information regarding our mission, and/or submission process, please visit our homepage. Or visit our submissions page for more information regarding that process. Or for quick and easy up-to-date information, like us on Facebook.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Seeking Interns: Tuscany Press

Tuscany Press and Catholic are seeking two student interns. About the press and website:

Tuscany Press, LLC / Catholic

We are a publisher dedicated to Catholic Fiction and the sponsor of the Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction. Tuscany Press is our humble way of seeking and making known stories with human frailties, beauty, grace, love, redemption, hope, courage and--the presence of God.

Catholic is a website dedicated to Catholic fiction. We review contemporary and classic Catholic Fiction. In addition, we provide author interviews and resources. Tuscany press and Catholic have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. 

Job Description:

Marketing/PR/Social Media Intern

Marketing/PR/Social Media Strategy and Development project work.

1.) Research and create contact information for Catholic and Secular Media, magazines, newspapers, etc.

2.) Develop, draft and submit Press Releases about new books.

3.) Social Media:  Facebook and Twitter develop strategy, design Facebook Ads, create ideas to increase awareness about new book releases

4.) Utilize social media and the Internet to help sell Tuscany books.

Contact Tuscany Press at:

tuscanypressATverizonDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Call for Submissions: Diverse Voices Quarterly

Diverse Voices Quarterly is celebrating its fourth year of publishing online, thanks to pledges through Kickstarter! Issue Seventeen is available for a download on our website (or the pieces can be read online).

Please submit online for poetry, short stories, and personal essays/creative nonfiction for our spring issue.
Artwork, especially requested, still must be sent directly to:

submissionsATdiversevoicesquarterlyDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Complete submission guidelines are available here.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Lo-Fi Poetry: Poets Cover Your Record Collection

Lo-Fi Poetry: Poets Cover Your Record Collection
Call for Manuscripts
London Calling
edited by Gerry LaFemina and Gregg Wilhelm

The Lo-Fi Poetry series inaugural anthology focuses on the Clash’s London Calling. We’re looking for poems that “cover” individual songs from the record as well as poems that engage the album as a whole.

“Cover” poems will be titled one of the songs on the record and will be informed by the song in question. Covering the songs is open to interpretation: poems may engage the lyrics, the chord progression, feature memory of the songs or engage the overall mood of the song.  We only ask the poems be “informed” by the song and its title.

“Liner Notes” poems will engage the overall album.

Poems may include history, personal reflection, notes about the band’s recording of the song or playing it, song fragments and other ways of engaging London Calling.

Deadline: August 1, 2013

Release Date: Spring 2014 on City Lit Books

Email poems to lofi.poetryATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Chapbook Competition: Sundress Publications

Subject: Chapbook Contest - Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications is pleased to announce its second annual chapbook contest for emerging writers. Authors with no more than two full-length books are invited to submit qualifying manuscripts during our reading period from February 15th to April 30th, 2013.

We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or any combination thereof. Manuscripts must be between twelve to twenty (12-20) pages in length, with one piece per page. Individual pieces may have been previously published in anthologies, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Only single-author and collaborative  dual-author manuscripts will be considered. A unifying element is encouraged but not required. Manuscripts must be primarily in English; translations are not eligible.

The entry fee is $7 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title. The winner will receive a $200 prize, plus publication as a beautiful full-color PDF available exclusively online. Runners-up will also be considered for publication.

This year's judge will be Nick McRae. He is the author of The Name Museum (C&R Press), for which he received the De Novo Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks Mountain Redemption (Black Lawrence Press) and Moravia (Folded Word Press). He is also the editor of the anthology Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Publications). All are forthcoming in 2013. His work has appeared or will soon appear in Birmingham Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Linebreak, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. In addition to serving as an assistant editor of Sundress Publications, Nick is associate editor  for 32 Poems, poetry coordinator for the Best of the Net Anthology, and poetry review editor for The Journal. This summer, Nick will join the staff of the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

All manuscripts should include a cover page (with only the title of the manuscript), table of contents, dedication (if applicable), and acknowledgments for previous publications. These pages will not be  included in the total page count. Identifying information should not appear in any part of the manuscript. We are dedicated to a fair judging process that emphasizes the quality of the writing, not the résumé of its authors. Authors with a significant relationship to the judge (close friends, relatives, colleagues, past or present students, etc.) are discouraged from entering.

Simultaneous submissions to other presses are acceptable, but please notify Sundress immediately if the manuscript has been accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are allowed, but a separate entry fee must accompany each entry. No revisions will be allowed during the contest judging period. Winners will be announced in late spring/early summer 2013.

For more or to submit, visit our website.

Call for Poetry and Art Submissions: Subprimal Poetry Art

Subprimal Poetry Art is seeking submissions of poetry and art work for our inaugural issue. The theme for this issue is “Visions”: those persons, places, and phenomena that give us something beyond ordinary  life, things not easily explained, things that fall outside the realm of reason. Send us your pieces that grapple with the depths of human consciousness, or how dreamers manage and integrate themselves in the world. Send us legends, mythologies, pieces that deal with forgotten or neglected traditions. Revelations, prophecies, delusions,  dreams, hallucinations.

For more information and the rest of the guidelines, visit our website.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Charitable Auction for Boston Marathon Victims: Pubs for the Hub

Pubs for the Hub aims to gather financial resources for those who were affected by the tragic events that took place at this year’s Boston Marathon, on April 15, 2013. In bringing together individuals from the publishing community, we hope to raise the funds needed through offering publishing-related items and services.
We are gathering items for an online auction provided by publishing professionals all over Boston and beyond. Items for bidding, among others, include
·         Editorial services (copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, etc.)
·         Printed books and ebooks (if a physical book, must be in good condition)
·         Consultations
·         Design work (covers, interior layout, etc.)
·         Illustration work
·         eBook conversions and development
·         Writing critiques and reviews
·         Homemade gifts
Proceeds of the auction will go directly to The One Fund, an initiative recently announced by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Bidders who win an auctioned item will donate their bid amount to The One Fund. Once proof of said donation is provided, Pubs for the Hub will connect winners to individuals to exchange won items.
To offer your item or service, please visit this site and fill out the form. Someone will contact you soon after to coordinate your donation.
The auction will take place over a span of two weeks: the first sets of items will be offered from April 22–27. The second set of items will be auctioned from April 29–May 4. To view the auction and its details, please go here.
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
For more information about this fundraiser, please contact Iris Febres at:
iris.febresATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Essay Competion: The William Hazlitt Essay Prize


Notting Hill Editions is delighted to announce an annual literary prize for the best essay in the English language, of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, published or unpublished, on any subject. The award is named in honour of William Hazlitt (1778-1830), great master of the miscellaneous essay.

Chair of judges author and journalist Harry Mount says `The British have always underplayed the importance of the essay, and yet we're naturally very good at them. The mixture of wit, brevity and original thought suits us down to the ground. Such a generous prize is bound to produce a fresh crop of first-rate essays from established and new writers.'

The prize will be judged on the originality of the ideas, the quality of the prose and the ability to communicate to a wide audience. All entries for the competition must be between 2,000 and 8,000 words.

Award value: £15,000. Five runners-up will each receive £1000.
Judges: Harry Mount (chair), Gaby Wood, Adam Mars-Jones, Lady Antonia Fraser, David Shields.

Eligibility / Submissions:
Authors of any nationality are eligible, but submissions must have been written originally in English.
If already published, the essay must have appeared for the first time in periodical (print or online) rather than book form, between 1 January 2012 and 31 July 2013.
Submissions (one entry per author) may be made by author, publication or agent. Submission of an essay by a publisher or other third party will be taken as agreement by the author that he/she is willing for the submitted work to be considered. The judges reserve the right to call in any unsubmitted eligible essay.

Submissions deadline: 1 August 2013.
Entries must include a cover letter and be uploaded to the NHE website using the link.

Each entry must be paginated with the title of the essay on the top of each page. All entries must also be double-spaced. Please only include author name on the covering letter so that authors remain anonymous to the judges. There is an entry fee of £10 to cover administration payable via our website.
Complete terms and conditions can be found at our website.
Final results will be announced on 26 September 2013.
Copyright in the works submitted remains with the authors, but Notting Hill Editions reserves the right to publish or reprint the winning entries in a dedicated collection.
The judges' decision is final. Neither discussion nor correspondence can be entered into.

"It does not treat of minerals or fossils, of the virtues of plants, or the influence of planets; it does not meddle with forms of belief, or systems of philosophy, nor launch into the world of spiritual existences; but it makes familiar with the world of men and women, records their actions, assigns their motives, exhibits their whims, characterises their pursuits in all their singular and endless variety, ridicules their absurdities, exposes their inconsistencies, `holds the mirror up to nature, and shows the very age and body of the time its form and pressure'; takes minutes of our dress, air, looks, words, thoughts, and actions; shows us what we are, and what we are not; plays the whole game of human life over before us, and by making us enlightened Spectators of its many-coloured scenes, enables us (if possible) to become tolerably reasonable agents in the one in which we have to perform a part. It is the best and most natural course of study."
-- William Hazlitt, `On the Periodical Essay' (1821)


About Notting Hill Editions

Notting Hill Editions is the publishing imprint devoted to the best in non-fiction essay writing.

`What matters here is not specific ideology but a commitment to ideas. These books will appeal to readers who savour the taste of thought. Let us hope that their number swells.' – The Independent.
Each volume is elegantly produced in compact, linen-bound hardback, and the imprint has already won a prestigious international award for product design from Red Dot. As of this date there are around thirty titles in the collection, with new titles published several times a year. Available from good bookshops and from the Notting Hill Editions website.

The Notting Hill Editions website is a hub for all activity around the imprint and essay writing in general. As well as a bookstore, visitors will also discover the Essay Library, compiled by biographer Ophelia Field and featuring 100 of the greatest essays ever written.

Call for Translations: Able Muse

ABLE MUSE - a review of poetry, prose & art - will be releasing a Special Translation Issue, guest edited by Charles Martin, and forthcoming Summer, 2014. This is an open call for submission for this issue which will feature several of today's eminent English-language translators. The requirements are pretty straightforward --

1) Submit 1 to 5 previously unpublished and publishable translations. Although it's not mandatory, you may include the text of the poem(s) in the original language(s), if available.

2) Submission deadline is March 31, 2014. The response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

3) You may submit:
a) through the online submission form

b) by email to:
translationATablemuseDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Submissions: Ostrich Review

Issue 3 of Ostrich Review is under construction, so why not send us some of your best pieces? We are looking for original poetry, prose, and visual art. Go to our submissions guidelines page for more

Seeking Nonfiction Editor: Prime Number Magazine

Prime Number Magazine is looking for a Nonfiction Editor!

As Prime Number enters its 4th year of publication, we have an opening for a Nonfiction Editor to join our team. The Nonfiction Editor is responsible for reviewing and responding to unsolicited nonfiction submissions (other than book reviews, which are the purview of theBooks Editor), soliciting work where necessary, and editing pieces accepted for online publication. The Nonfiction Editor also works with the entire editorial team (including the Editor-in-chief, Poetry Editor, and Books Editor) to shape the direction of the magazine through periodic conference calls and helps to produce our print annual edition and maintain our social media presence.We are looking for someone with significant publication credits. Ideally, candidates will also have editorial experience.

This is an unpaid position. Editors are scattered across the country; location is not a factor. Please check out our website to get a feel for the magazine. Send expressions of interest, along with writing samples and a resume to the Editor-in-Chief:

CliffATPrimeNumberMagazineDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Call for Submissions: Fairy Tale Review

Fairy Tale Review is now accepting entries for the Emerald Issue, featuring work inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

The tenth anniversary issue of Fairy Tale Review, now housed at Wayne State University Press but still edited by founder Kate Bernheimer, is open to submissions for The Emerald Issue. Contributors to past issues of Fairy Tale Review include Aimee Bender, Lydia Millet, Donna Tartt, Jack Zipes, and many others. Work from Fairy Tale Review has been selected for inclusion in the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology, Best New American Voices, Best American Fantasy, and listed as "Notable" in Best American Short Stories.

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, scholarship, research, artwork that imaginatively explores Oz ephemera; from creative re-tellings/revisions of the Oz tales (whether the literary series or the classic film, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2014) to work inspired/influenced by all the many things that make up the Wizard's Oz and Dorothy's Kansas. We have a particular interest in a green interpretation: work that references the environment and the role of nature (from cyclones to gemstones). In keeping with Fairy Tale Review's open aesthetic, your work may be in any style and form, and the path it takes down that famed Emerald Road may be literal or enigmatic. Translations welcome. The Emerald Issue will be co-edited by Kate Bernheimer, Founder and Editor of Fairy Tale Review, and Timothy Schaffert, who Guest Edited 2011's The Brown Issue, from which work was selected for the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology.

Submission period: March 1, 2013–--August 1, 2013

All submissions will be responded to by September 1, 2013. The Emerald Issue will appear in 2014.

We will consider only previously unpublished material. In cases of translation to English please provide proof of permission to translate and/or indicate public domain material.

Submission Guidelines:
Please submit Word .doc, .rtf, or .pdf files and include a cover letter.

Artwork must be in high-resolution (300 dpi or higher) to be considered. If you include illustrations with your manuscript, you must provide copyright information for these (and if you are not the copyright holder yourself, please provide proof of permission to use the illustrations from the copyright holder with your submission).

Submit here.
Please direct queries only (no submissions) to:

ftreditorialATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Editorial correspondence may be directed to:

Kate Bernheimer
Department of English
Modern Languages Building
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Poetry and Fiction Competition: 35th Nimrod Literary Awards

The 35th Nimrod Literary Awards
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction & The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Contest Rules
Contest Begins: January 1, 2013

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2013

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author's name must not appear on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. "Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.

Include SASE for results only. If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod's website. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2013 to enter the contest.

Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee. Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).

Send to:

Nimrod Journal
Literary Contest--Fiction or Poetry
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

We're pleased to announce that Cristina Garcia will serve as this year's final judge for fiction, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil will serve as final judge for poetry.

Seeking Production Assistant and Content Writer: is seeking to hire two long-term, in-house freelancers, to start in May, 2013. Both positions require a commitment of 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, on location in our Manhattan offices—because these jobs require a close working relationship with the rest of our on-site production and editorial staff, applicants must be based in the New York area and/or able to commute in every weekday.
Please read below the fold for detailed job descriptions, specific qualifications required for both positions, and contact information.

Production Assistant:
The in-house production assistant must be attentive to detail and able to function efficiently at a fast pace. The production assistant will work under the Production Manager and be primarily responsible for inputting, formatting, and publishing daily editorial and visual content, averaging 15+ articles per day. The production assistant will also be responsible for copy editing content before publication.
Copy editing and/or proofreading experience is a must. Candidates must also be familiar with HTML and some CSS—experience with Joomla and WordPress CMS would be considered a major asset. Photo editing/Photoshop experience is a plus. Familiarity with standard image copyright practices is also a plus.
Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with 1 year or more experience in publishing and a definite interest in genre fiction. This position is based in our Manhattan office. Please send your cover letter and resume to: (Change AT to @) Subject line: Production Assistant

Content Writer:
The in-house content writer will be responsible for producing cleanly written, concise articles in a dynamic, rapidly-paced environment. The content writer will primarily be covering breaking news, movie trailers, publicity announcements, and occasional thematic blog posts as directed by the Production Manager and Managing Editor of the site. Other responsibilities will include involvement with’s social media presence and collaborating on our weekly newsletter.
Candidates for this position must have some degree of familiarity and experience with news writing and basic journalistic practices. The ability to self-edit, copy edit and/or proofread, and fact check articles will also be a major component in this position, and familiarity with SEO optimization practices is also a plus. Since the job will require the ability to recognize important news stories and potential opportunities for coverage, candidates must be extremely invested in and knowledgeable about science fiction, fantasy, fandom, and genre-related popular culture.
Ideally, we are looking for candidates with at least one year’s experience as a copywriter or content writer; other blogging experience and familiarity with the publishing industry is a plus. This position is based in our Manhattan office. Please send your cover letter and resume to: (Change AT to @) Subject line: Content Writer

Friday, April 12, 2013

Call for Ohio Authors: Columbus Creative Co-op Best of Ohio Anthology

Columbus Creative Co-op is now accepting submissions for its next anthology project.  The book will be released in the fall of 2013, and distributed to brick and mortar retailers, online retailers, and on all major e-book markets. It is free to submit a story for consideration, and writers with work selected for publication will be paid.  We are looking for short fiction and narrative (creative) non-fiction of 1,000 to 10,000 words.
This is not a contest, it is an open call for submissions.  All stories will be fairly considered, and those deemed most appropriate for publication will receive an offer.

Columbus Creative Cooperative has been professionally producing anthologies since 2011.  For more information about the type and quality of books we produce, please browse our published work.

We are seeking fictional short stories and narrative non-fiction stories that conform to the following guidelines:
Genre: Any genre is fine.  We are looking for narratives (stories) with developed plot and characters.  Fiction and non-fiction stories are both encouraged.
Minimum Word Count: 1,000 words
Maximum Word Count: 10,000 words
Submissions Open: April 5, 2013
Submissions Close: June 24, 2013

“Ohio Writer” Qualifications: If any one of the following items is true, then we consider you an “Ohio writer”:
You were born in Ohio
You graduated from a school in Ohio (high school, college, university, etc.)
You currently reside in Ohio
You are currently actively enrolled at a school in Ohio
Your current permanent address is in Ohio
You lived 5+ continuous years as a permanent resident in Ohio at any time
Visit our website  for full guidelines.

Call for Anthology Submissions: Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada

Call for submissions: “Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada: An Anthology”

Editors: Carlo Matos (City Colleges of Chicago) and Luis Gonçalves (Princeton University)

“Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada: An Anthology” will be published later this year. For the purpose of the book, we identify writers of Portuguese descent as those writers from Portugal living in the United States and Canada (regardless of the length of time spent in country) and descendants of Portuguese immigrants. The editors are seeking new and exciting literary work by authors of Portuguese descent in the United States and Canada that explore the Portuguese migrant experience in all its various manifestations. This book is designed to acquaint English-speaking readers with representative literary works of Portuguese-Americans and Portuguese-Canadians writing in English or Portuguese (the latter works will be accompanied by English translations). Readers will be introduced to aspects of Portuguese-American and Portuguese-Canadian literatures and cultures in order to heighten their critical awareness and sensitivity to cultural nuances of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada, which are too often ignored.

We are looking for original Poetry (up to 5 poems), Fiction and Creative Nonfiction (up to 2,000 words). We are searching for new and previously published work in English or Portuguese. (Submissions must not have been previously collected in an anthology.) Please attach documents as .doc, .docx or .pdf to:

wdfanthologyATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Work must be complete. Contributors will receive one print copy of the book.

Include all of the following information with your submission:
1. Name
2. Pseudonym (if applicable)
3. Address
4. Phone Number
5. Email Address
6. Short Bio

Deadline: June 1, 2013. (This deadline is final. We will be moving forward with publication soon after the deadline.) You will receive an email to let you know that we received your submission.

Call for Submissions: Mantis

Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, and Translation is looking for original poetry, translations, and criticism for its twelfth issue. An annual publication, Mantis is housed at the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford University. It seeks out the work of talented poets, translators, and critics from around the world. Recent contributors have included Ben Doller, Yoko Tawada, Megad Levad, John Felstiner, G.C.Waldrep, and Nonna Slepakova.

In poetry, we’re interested in work from across a range of aesthetics, subject matters, and locales that is currently being written. We value evocative imagery, a well-tuned ear, and an engagement with a poem’s shape or form. In translation we’re keen to expose our readers to compelling and unfamiliar work.We tend to choose translations by contemporary poets. 

For full submission guidelines (newly revised) and to propose a feature or book review, please see our website.
Specific questions can be addressed to:

mantispoetryATgmailDOTcom (Derek Mong),
mantistranslationsATgmailDOTcom (Mark Bajus),
mantisreviewsATgmailDOTcom (Chiyuma Elliott) (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

or to our Managing Edtior (Virginia Ramos) via the website above.

Call for Submissions: Revolution House

Call for Submissions: Revolution House

The editors of Revolution House Magazine are currently reading submissions of poetry, nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and graphic stories for issue 3.1, due late spring/early summer 2013.

We are particularly in the market for short fiction, long fiction, fiction of all stripes, weirder fiction, realistic fiction, fiction that moves the reader in some way. Got fiction? Please send to us, with our thanks.
Peruse previous issues and submissions guidelines here.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on Revolution House news.
Revolution House doesn’t care if you have a hundred publication credits or if this is your first attempt. Send us your poems, your stories, your moments of shining truth, and we will treat them as we want our own to be treated: with respect and compassion. Send us the work that moves you, for better or worse.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Call for Anthology Submissions: Best American Experimental Writing (BAX)

Omnidawn is delighted to announce BAX: Best American Experimental Writing Anthology is now open for submissions. Submit your work here.

Guest Editor: Cole Swensen
Series Editors: Seth Abramson & Jesse Damiani
Open Submission Period: March 6 to November 15, 2013

The Best American Experimental Writing anthology ("BAX" for short) will be an annual anthology of approximately 200 pages. The first issue will be published in the spring of 2014 by Omnidawn Publishing. The Guest Editor, Cole Swensen, will choose 60% of the content; the Series Editors, Seth Abramson and Jesse Damiani, will select 20% of the content, and at least 20% of the content will be chosen by the Guest Editor and Series Editors from submissions received via the submission process described below.

The cost for a submission is $9 for three pieces of writing or nine pages (whichever is fewer). If you have ever been a colleague, student, and/or close friend of the Guest Editor (for 2013: Cole Swensen) or the Series Editors (for 2013 and beyond: Seth Abramson and Jesse Damiani) there is a question on the Omnidawn Submittable web page where you can indicate any Editors with whom you have had such a relationship so your submission can be read by someone other than the Editor(s) you know. Selections for  the anthology will be announced publicly in spring 2014, though authorswhose work is selected will be notified electronically in winter 2013-14.

For full guidelines visit our website.
If you have questions, please send an email to:

 baxATomnidawnDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Submissions: Clay Bird Review

Clay Bird Review is Swarthmore College's one and only international literary magazine. We are committed to publishing works that we consider insightful, skilled, and in short, genius.

To submit to Clay Bird Review, please email your submission as an attachment in an email to:

claybirdreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

with your last name and the type of submission in the subject line. Please submit your attachment in some standard format (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf). No bios are required at this time.

Poetry submissions should consist of five poems in a single attachment. Fiction submissions should be one short story. There are no length restrictions on poetry and fiction submissions, but please keep in mind that the number of pages in our print issue is not unlimited, and we will only be able to accept as much as will fit. Artwork submissions should consist of no more than five pieces attached as image files. We are unable to accept postal submissions at this time.

Our first call is Enter Ghost. We want anything uncanny, anything that makes us feel possessed. We want to borrow another person's memories. We want to see the holes in our shadows.

Please send us your submissions by June 1, 2013 to be considered for our fall 2013 issue.

Call for Submissions: A cappella Zoo

Submit to the Zoo!
The bi-annual print journal A cappella Zoo seeks fiction, poetry, and art with surprising imagery, layered storytelling, well-explored ideas, and a natural, contemporary sense of place & person. The works we publish fit various overlapping styles, including absurdist, uncanny, fabulist, cross-genre, experimental, bizarro, modern fairy tale, new weird, surreal, fantastic, etc. For our purposes, the combined terms magic realism & slipstream illustrate the range of our stories along a spectrum between modern reality and the imagined. Our spring reading period begins this Sunday, April 7 and runs through May 31.

Visit our website for complete guidelines.

Call for Submissions: Souvenir

Souvenir: A Journal is currently open for submissions of prose, poetry, and art. Past contributors include Jason Bredle, Anne Leigh Parrish, Bianca Stone, Ben Fama, Kima Jones, and others.

Please see our website for more details on how to submit to us. No email submissions for prose or poetry; please use the link on our site to submit electronically.

We do not accept previously published materials. This includes blogs. We accept simultaneous submissions. We are interested in a wide range of work and aesthetics.

Call for Submissions: Mixed Fruit

Mixed Fruit is now accepting submissions for our summer issue. We read fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, and hybrid pieces, and we also consider multimedia submissions. Check out our website for past issues to see what kind of work we're looking for and to learn how to submit.

Literary Agency Internship: Lucinda Literary

PART-TIME SUMMER INTERNSHIP (New York City Office or Remote)
Start Date:

Requirements: College juniors, seniors, or graduates savvy in online mediums with strong organizational, research and administrative skills. Experience in any research or admin role preferred; publishing or marketing experience even better. Interest in social media and publicity, online marketing, and literature! The internship requires 20 hours a week.

Tasks to include (in order of emphasis):
-daily social networking for company and client Facebook pages/Twitter feeds
-research, lead generation, and list-building for a variety of marketing campaigns
-keeping abreast of publishing news
-outreach to bloggers for book promotions; coordinating book giveaways, reviews, author posts
-updates to company and client websites
-reviewing queries and writer correspondence
-scouting writers for prospective representation
-creating and distributing company newsletter
This is primarily a research and administrative position, ideal for those who want to learn more about marketing and publishing. Interns will benefit from a diversity of experience transferable to any full-time position in publishing, marketing/PR, sales, editorial/magazine/news, or digital.

“Working with Lucinda Literary these past months has been wonderful. I really felt part of the team and that the work I was doing, even as an intern, was important to the company. I was given the freedom to take on projects and feel out ideas on my own and grow into a bigger role. It truly is a great opportunity to work with Lucinda.” –Kathryn, Social Media Coordinator, 2011-2012 
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by email to:

 infoATlucindaliteraryDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 marking “Internship” in your subject line. We will contact you for an interview upon considering your application.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Writing Competition for Teens: The Younkin-Rivera Prizes for Young Writers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

A nationwide competition for creative writers aged 15-18. Entries accepted during the month of April in the genres of poetry and prose. Prize in each category: $150 and a full tuition scholarship to the 2013 Young Writers Workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

To enter in poetry: send no more than 2 poems (limit of 25 lines each) per entrant, along with an entry fee of $5.

To enter in prose (fiction or essay): send one essay or story (no more 1000 words) per entrant, along with an entry fee of $5.

To enter in both poetry and prose: send no more than 2 poems (limit of 25 lines each) and one essay or story (of no more than 1000 words) per entrant, along with an entry fee of $10. Entries longer than the limits listed above will be returned, along with their entry fees. Entrants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

All entries must be typed on white 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Do not put your name on your entries. Include a separate cover sheet with the following information on it: your name, home address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, and the name and address of your high school. Checks or money orders to cover the entry fee should be made out to SIUC, with "Young Writers Workshop" written in the check's memo line. Please do not send cash. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for contest results. No entries will be returned, so please keep copies of the work you send. No e-mail or faxed submissions will be accepted.

Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony during the annual Young Writers Workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a five-day, co-ed, residential creative writing workshop for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in developing their skills in the writing of poetry and prose. If a prizewinner cannot attend the Workshop, the prize will not be awarded to that winner. Travel costs to and from the Workshop are the responsibility of the winner. Previous award winners cannot enter again.

The Young Writers Workshop will be held in 2013 from June 25 to June 29, 2013.

To enter, send your submissions, postmarked from April 5 to April 30, 2013, to:

The Younkin-Rivera Prizes for Young Writers

Allison Joseph, Director
The Young Writers Workshop
Department of English
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Faner Hall 2380--Mail Code 4503
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 69201

Email for Questions only

Winners will be announced at the end of May 2013.

Writing Fellowships: The Writer's Center

The Writer's Center
Emerging Writer Fellowships

Deadline: May 3, 2013

Three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Fellows who live within a 250-mile radius of the center receive a $250 honorarium each, and others receive $500 each. Fellows also give a reading at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Poets who have published no more than three books and prose writers who have published no more than two books are eligible. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 16 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest by May 3. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Writer's Center,
Emerging Writer Fellowships
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone
Sliver of Stone is proud to announce that its 6th 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. To learn more about our magazine, please visit our website. Authors featured in the current issue include Steven Church, Julie Wade, John McNally, and Denise Duhamel.

We're now looking for submissions for our 7th issue! Submit online.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2013

Fiction and Poetry Competition: Reed Magazine

contests from Reed Magazine

1) John Steinbeck Award (Fictions)
Prize: $1000
Fee: $15
Deadline: June 1st - November 1st


San Jose State University English Department
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

Judge: Reed Magazine Fiction Editors and James Kelman
Notify: TBA
Description: Writers may submit original, unpublished stories up to 6,000 words.Finalists will be selected by Reed Magazine Editorial Team and then will be sent to the judge. First place winners will receive $1000 and have a chance to have their story published in the upcoming issue. Runner-ups will also be considered for publication. No snail mail entry. All entries will have a $15 reading fees and must be submitted online. For more info go our website.

2) Edwin Markham Prize in Poetry (Poetry)
Prize: $1000
Fee: $15 (up to five poems)
Deadline: June 1st - November 1st


San Jose State University English Department
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

Judge: Reed Magazine Fiction Editors and Kim Addonizio
Notify: TBA
Description: Writers may submit original, unpublished manuscript of 3-5 poems.Finalists will be selected by Reed Magazine Editorial Team and then will be sent to the judge. Winners will receive $1000 and have a  chance to have their poetry published in the upcoming issue. Runner-ups will also be considered for publication. No snail mail entry. All entries will have a $15 reading fees and must be submitted online.

Call for Nonfiction Anthology: Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepeneurial Opportunities

Subject: Anthology Call: Women, Work, and the Web

Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) on Poets &Writers Magazine "List of Best Books for Writers."Writing After Retirement: Tips by Successful Retired Writers forthcoming from Scarecrow Press.

Seeking chapters of unpublished work from writers in the U.S. and Canada for an anthology. Interested in such topics as: Women Founding Online Companies; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or Physical Disabilities; Woman's Studies Resources and Curriculum; Surveys/Interviews of Innovative Women on the Web.

Chapters of 3,000-4,000 words or two chapters coming to that word count (up to 3 co-authors) on how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field and provided new opportunities for women,are all welcome. Practical, how-to-do-it, anecdotal and innovative writing based on experience how women make money on the Web, further careers. One complimentary copy per chapter, discount on additional copies.

Please e-mail 2-4 chapter topics each described in two sentences by May 30, 2013, along with a brief bio to:

smallwoodATtmDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
Please place INTERNET/Last Name on the subject line; if co-authored, paste bio sketches for each author.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Call for Submissions: Ayris Online

Theme: (Dis)Orientation
Spring isn’t the only time for change—with school years beginning and the leaves just starting to turn, autumn is a time for adjustment and adaptation.  From April 1 to May 1, Ayris Online is accepting works that deal in new people, places, and paradigms for our September feature. 

All things new and dying welcome, no matter the medium. Please limit poetry to three (3) pieces per submission, visual art to two. 1000 word limit for prose.

All selected pieces will be published online during the month of September 2013.

Submit online here.

Contact Jenn Monroe at ayrismagazineATnhiaDOTedu with any questions.
(Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Writing Competition: Open to Interpretation

"Love + Lust" Juried Writing Competition

Open to Interpretation is now calling on writers to submit work for consideration in a juried book competition. 

Project Details:
Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers' submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word.

The photographers sent us their images and interpretations of Love + Lust. Now it's your turn to use the images to inspire your words. Your poems and stories may include the literal description of the work, personal memories, metaphorical associations, or your mood inspired by the image.  Poetry, flash fiction, narrative, ekphrastic poetry, short story, memoir, non-fiction, song lyrics, myth, tall tale or fairy tale - all genres are acceptable. 

Theme: Love + Lust
Judge: Dorianne Laux
Submission Fee: $15 for first submission, $10 each additional
Deadline for Submission: August 6, 2013

$500 Judge's Selection Award

Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, winner of The Paterson Prize and the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, is available from W.W. Norton. Her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon, is the recipient of the Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also author of Awake, What We Carry, finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and Smoke, as well as two fine small press editions, Dark Charms and The Book of Women, both from Red Dragonfly Press. Co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, she’s the recipient of two Best American Poetry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Widely anthologized, her work has appeared in the Best of APR, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and The Best of the Net. In 2001, she was invited by late poet laureate Stanley Kunitz to read at the Library of Congress.
Entries are submitted online.
Juried Book Competition of Photography, Poetry and Prose