Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Call for Submissions: Lumina Journal

 Lumina seeks submissions for media chapbook.

Online submission deadline: August 1, 2013

LUMINA is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for our first ever Media Chapbook! We’re looking for unique fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and visual art. All genres are welcome; slam poetry and script-work is encouraged. Here’s the twist: With every visual and written work submitted, we would like to have an audio component paired with it. The art and writing will be printed in the physical chapbook and will be twinned with the audio accompaniment on our website. 

To learn more, visit our website.

Call for Submissions: FLARE: The Flager Review

Online submission deadline: August 15, 2013

FLARE is now accepting submissions for its Fall 2013 issue. We are looking for compelling fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and even screenplays and plays. We also accept submissions of visual art for consideration for each issue’s cover. 

See our submissions page for more information.

Call for Booklength Submissions: Ashland Creek Press

Ashland Creek Press seeks submissions about environment & animal protection

Online submission deadline: Year-Round 

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting submissions of book-length fiction and nonfiction on the themes of the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife — above all, we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories. We are open to many genres (young adult, mystery, literary fiction) as long as the stories are relevant to the themes listed above. 

Submissions MUST be made online using the service Submittable. Visit our website for complete details.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Call for Submissions: The Liberal Media Made Me Do It!

Seeking submissions of poetry and artwork for an anthology of work inspired by NPR and PBS to be published on Nine Toes Press, an offshoot of Lummox Press and tentatively entitled The Liberal Media Made Me Do It!.The poems may have been inspired by stories, quotations, or lines heard/seen on NPR or PBS, and should, if possible, name their original source (the show and subject matter of the story). These can include poems with subject matter and/or lines taken from interviews and news stories, recipes, even book reviews or documentaries.

Contributors will receive an e-copy of the book or reduced cost on the hard copy.

Previously published poems or poems printed on blogs are permissible, if the author owns the rights, though the place of first publication should be named.

Send poems as a Word attachment. Please put your name and "NPR poems" or NPR artwork in the subject line of the e-mail, and include a short bio.The deadline will be Jan. 31, 2014. Please send to:

rknesterATyahooDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Poetry and Prose Competitions: The Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review online submissions manager.

The Cincinnati Review invites submissions for the annual Robert and Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Awards. One winning poem and prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and winning authors will receive $1000 each. All entries will be considered for publication in The Cincinnati Review.

Writers may submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose, per entry. Previously published manuscripts, including works that have appeared online (in any form) will not be considered. There are no restrictions as to form, style, or content; all entries will be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable under the condition that you notify us if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

Entry fee is $20, which includes a one-year subscription to The Cincinnati Review. We will be accepting submissions only through our online submission manager, so contestants will pay the fee through that system. Please do not include the writer’s name or any identifying information in the manuscript file, as submissions will be judged blindly. Instead, insert a cover letter with the writer’s name, mailing address, telephone number, email, and the title(s) of the work(s) submitted in the “comments” section of the online submission manager.

Note to international entrants: Our payment gateway requires you to enter a US state or territory as part of your address. Pick one at random—your payment will not be processed otherwise.
All entries will receive equal consideration.

Submissions will be accepted through our online submission manager from June 1 to July 15.

Winners will be notified October 1, and an announcement will appear on our website and in the Winter 2014 issue. Winning entries will be published in the Summer 2014 issue.

Poetry Competition: Grayson Books Poetry Prize

Grayson Books Poetry Prize will be open to submissions beginning May 1st. Send 50-80 page book manuscript with two cover pages (one with complete contact info, one with no contact info), reading fee of $25, and SASE for results to:

Grayson Books
PO 270549
West Hartford, CT 06127

OR use submission manager for electronic submission.

Deadline is August 15, 2013.

$1,000 prize, publication, and 10 copies to winner. Martha Silano, winner of the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and author of three books of poetry, will judge this competition

Call for Ghost Stories in Missouri: Rocking Horse Publishing

Rocking Horse Publishing Call for Submissions

"Spirits of St. Louis: Missouri Ghost Stories"
RHP will be releasing a volume of original ghost stories set in Missouri, based on legend or purely fiction, in October 2013! Potential authors must submit, by August 30, works of 1000-5000 words plus a short, 30-word bio, and must be age 18 older.

Selected authors will receive two copies of the anthology and a one-time royalty of $25.00. Additional copies may be purchased at a 50% discount plus shipping. Books will be available in both print and E-format.

We want good ghost stories, things that go bump in the night, haunted houses - no werewolves, vampires, or fantasy. No erotica, devil worship, or otherwise sexual or offensive themes.

Please follow regular submission guidelines but submit manuscripts to rhpanthologyATgmailDOTcom Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Creative Nonfiction Competition: "Mistakes," Creative Nonfiction

Deadline: November 1, 2013

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. We’re looking for stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations; we want to read about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1000 for Best Essay & $500 for runner-up.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—US submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal). All essays will be considered for publication in a special "Mistakes" issue.

You may submit essays online or by regular mail:
By regular mail Postmark deadline November 1, 2013
Please send manuscript, accompanied by cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count; SASE or email for response; and payment to:

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

Online Deadline to upload files: 11:59 pm EST November 1, 2013
To submit, please click the appropriate link: (reading fee and subscription) (reading fee only)

Call for Poetry Submissions: The Cresset

The Cresset, a journal of commentary on literature, the arts, and public affairs grounded in the Lutheran tradition, is currently accepting poetry submissions. We publish both religiously themed poems and poems on other themes that interact with their subject matter in a fresh, interesting, and contemporary manner. Please no inspirational verse or biblical paraphrase. 

If you're not sure whether your work will fit at The Cresset, please read the poems in the most recent issues. We publish 4-6 poems per issue, 5 issues a year. For submission guidelines, please visit our website

Call for Submissions: Paper Tape

Paper Tape is currently reading unsolicited submissions.

We are an online literary magazine focused on the place where art, criticism, and nerdy pop culture come together.

We publish fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews.

The theme for this reading period is "transitions," and the deadline to submit is August 15, 2013.

Guidelines can be found here.

Call for Poetry and Art Submissions: Subprimal Poetry Art

Subject: Submissions: Subprimal Poetry Art  

Deadline June 30

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. Pieces that grapple with the depths of human consciousness, or how dreamers manage and integrate themselves in the world. Legends, mythologies, forgotten or neglected traditions. Revelations, prophecies, delusions,  dreams, hallucinations.

Submissions are made through our online system. For more information, please visit our website

Poetry Competition: The 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize

The 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize
Deadline: July 15, 2013

For complete guidelines, visit our website.

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2012 we published 19 poems that had been submitted to the contest from over 1,800 entries.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and now a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Call for Fiction and Nonfiction Submissions: Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move.

Flash should not exceed 1000 words. Short fiction and narrative nonfiction should not exceed 4000 words.

Please visit us at our website to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.

Seeking Managing Editor: River Styx

River Styx invites applications for the part-time position of Managing Editor. Primary responsibilities include general editorial, volunteer management, grant writing, marketing, and database management.Candidates must have a minimum of a BA, experience in literary publishing, and significant computer literacy in both MAC and PC environments. Attention to detail, creativity, self-initiative, and a passion for literature are critical to success in this position. Experience with nonprofit management is highly desirable. This is not a telecommuting position; the Managing Editor must work approximately 12 hours in the office each week.

Please send application letter, resume or CV, and writing samples by July 1 to Richard Newman, Editor, at either the address or e-mail address listed below.

River Styx
3547 Olive Street, Suite 107
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 533-4541


BigRiverATriverstyxDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Poetry Competition: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 11th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $2,000. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,500.

Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers.

Postmark deadline: September 30.
Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad.

Submit online or mail to:

Winning Writers
Attn: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
351 Pleasant Street
PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060.

Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest, 2005-2013).

See guidelines and past winners here.

Call for Submissions: Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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 2-4chapter topics each described in two sentences by August 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.

Call for Submissions: The Quotable

The Quotable is currently open for submissions
Issue 11: Memory
"Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us." -Oscar Wilde
Submissions open June 1 - August 1
Want to plan ahead? Check out our future themes and submission dates.
Submissions link.

We seek:

flash fiction (under 1,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
short fiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
creative nonfiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
poetry - 3 submissions per reading period
art - 3 submissions per reading period

We accept only original unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.

Contact us with questions.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Seeking Development Writer: University of Chicago

Development Writer: Write all gift acknowledgment letters signed by chair of the Board of Trustees, president of the University, chair of the capital campaign, and vice president for Alumni Relations and Development. Collaborate with team, University relationship managers, and other staff to draft individualized thank-you letters to donors. Draft congratulatory greetings, condolence letters, and other special fundraising communications from the president and vice president of Alumni Relations and Development. Work with appropriate offices to obtain signatures.

Develop and maintain cordial relationships with University leadership and colleagues. Advise on presidential style to others wishing to draft letters for the president's signature.

Use all available tools, including the Internet and the University's Donor Relationship Management System (Griffin), to research programs, faculty, and students who benefit from specific gifts. Help test and conduct work in the new Donor Acknowledgment System, an office-wide database for the tracking and writing of acknowledgments. Maintain and update the presidential style manual. Keep organized files on acknowledgments and other writing projects. Upload special correspondence and proposals to Griffin. 

Assist in editing or writing proposals, case statements, and other fundraising communications to prospective donors of principal gifts ($5 million and up). May oversee the work of a part-time student intern.

Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance. Perform other duties as assigned.

This is an entry level position.

Currently this role is located at 401 N Michigan Ave. The role is expected to move to Harper Court at 53rd Street and South Lake Park in January 2014. 

To learn more about this position and apply, please visit our Online Employment Site.

For more information

Poetry Competition: 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize

Rescue Press invites submissions for the 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry open to poets at any stage in their writing careers.

Submissions will be accepted during the month of June 2013. This year’s judge is Heather Christle; see our website or blog for submission guidelines and previous winners.

Writers' Retreat: Great River Writers' Retreat

The Midwest Writing Center is now accepting applications for the Great River Writers’ Retreat. The retreat will be held September 1st through 6th at the Benet House Retreat Center in Rock Island, Illinois. Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2013. 

The retreat is open to Iowa and Illinois residents writing in any mode/genre. The applications must include a cover page, proof of residency, professional resume, project description, a work sample of no more than 10 pages, and a $15 reading fee. 

Applications may be submitted online or via mail. The winning applicants will have a public reading of their original work on September 6th at the Midwest Writing Center at 7 p.m. as part of the East-West Riverfest

The Great River Writers’ Retreat is sponsored by Dr. Nicolas Shammas. More information on the Retreat and the application process is available online or by calling Ryan Collins at 563-324-1410.  

Call for Flash Fiction: Flash Fiction International

International flash anthology: We’re looking for stories under 750 words for Flash Fiction International, due from distinguished publisher W.W. Norton in 2014.

We generally prefer recent, previously published work (recent=within the last ten years or so), but we will also consider unpublished submissions. The stories must be in English, originally or in translation. Limit of 3 stories.

Editors for the Norton Sudden and Flash Fiction book series, James Thomas and Robert Shapard, are joined by Chris Merrill, director of the U of Iowa International Writing Program.

We would be grateful for any leads to authors we should read, besides yourself. Also, please let us know if you know any good, brief quotes that can be related to very short fiction (for example, Friedrich
Nietzsche said, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”)

Send submissions by email attachment to:

james45387ATyahooDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ), or
send print copy to:

James Thomas,
99 W. 3rd St. #5,
Xenia, OH, U.S.A. 45385.

Deadline is August 15.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Seeking Book Review Editor: Connotation Press

Connotation-Press An Online-Artifact
Interested in becoming part of the Connotation Press team? We are actively seeking an editor for our Book Review column. The column runs on the 1st of the month minimally and, ideally, on the 1st and the 15th. The job pays nothing, requires hours of volunteer work & making deadlines, and includes not only writing reviews but also vetting and soliciting reviews, as well. But it is not without perks, and it is not a thankless job. Connotation Press receives hundreds of thousands of hits each month from readers world-wide and your column will be on the front page all month long. Further, we at Connotation Press consider ourselves a family and do everything we can to support our team. If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please send your CV and an example of your review work or a link to a review you’ve written to:

Ken Robidoux at

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Connotation Press: The Once-Over Twice

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Call for Submissions: Ayris

For our November online issue Ayris, the literary art magazine of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, seeks pieces that are either inspired by or a reply to the random, crazy, sweet, but creepy Craigslist postings. For inspiration look in "rants and raves," "missed connections," "causal encounters," and "local news," but do not limit yourself to just these. We are looking for a wide variety of styles, forms and approaches, both traditional and experimental. We will consider the work of poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers, as well as visual artists. We do not consider previously published work.

Please limit your submissions to three (3) poems or two (2) pieces of visual art or one (1) piece of prose, 1,000 words or less. You may submit in more than one category, but only once in each category.

All selected pieces will be published on our blog, during the month of November

Submit work for this theme before June 30 at our online submission manager.

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

Call for Crime Stories from Carolinas Writers: Carolina Crimes: Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing

Triangle Sisters in Crime, the Raleigh-Durham NC chapter of Sisters in Crime, seeks stories for its forthcoming anthology Carolina Crimes: Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing.

Limit 4000 words, no submission fee, payment of $25 to authors, deadline June 30. 

To submit, you must live in North or South Carolina, and be a member of SinC, an organization of 3600 women and men that supports mystery writers. To join, see the SinC website. Anthology submission details are on the Triangle Sisters in Crime website.

Writing Residency: The Bernheim Forest Writing Residency

The Baltic Writing Residency offers The Bernheim Forest Writing Residency in collaboration with Sarabande Books and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. Thus each year two writers will be chosen:  one by Sarabande (unsolicited / outside of a competition context), and one by the Baltic - chosen through this contest. Thus, all information below refers only to the Baltic's process of selecting a Bernheim Writer-in-Residence, as again, Sarabande will not be taking applications or queries for its arm of the collaboration.

The Bernheim Forest Writing Residency is located in a beautiful, 14,000 acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. The writer receives a $500 honorarium, and resides, for at least 4 weeks, and up to 12 weeks, in a furnished cabin, on the grounds of Bernheim offering all of the modern domestic necessities. The period of the residency is dependent, in part, on Bernheim's overall schedule of visiting artists and writers, but will begin no earlier than late summer 2013. In turn, the writer has an immense amount of say as to when they occupy the residency, having the ability to delay beginning the residency for up to a year of being awarded the residency.

The goal in all of Bernheim's activities is to help realize its mission of connecting the people with nature. To that end, Bernheim staff will be available to meet with writers to share their area of expertise and to provide insight and knowledge about the forest and arboretum. Access to a car, for local travel, as needed, is provided. The only requirement of the writer, other than residing at Bernheim for the 4- to 12-week period of the residency, is that they take part in one to two readings arranged by the BWR and Bernheim, during their stay.

Applications must be made only by those living outside of Kentucky, and by those writing in English (translations are not admissible). Applications are read by an anonymous committee of judges composed of one member of the English Department of Harvard University, one poet of recognized standing, and one fiction writer of recognized standing.

The application fee is $16.00.

For the Bernheim Writer in Residence all of the below should be included in a Single WORD or PDF document submitted through Submittable (, with a soft deadline of August 1st, 2013 (which may be extended).
* A 200 - 300 word statement of purpose that discusses how the writers work has OR, once at Bernheim, will reflect (on) the natural world, keeping in mind that neither this statement of purpose, nor the writer's work need be traditional or conventional in its relationship to the natural world, but may be experimental,
conceptual, unconventional, etc., indeed we encourage the widest array possible of relations to the natural world.
* 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of fiction or CNF
* A CV, including a publication list, and your full contact information.
* Contact Information for two references.

Do not include any additional material (cover letter, reference letters, books,
etc.). You can email:

balticresidencyATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

with any questions you might have.

Call for Essays on Poetry: TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

George Orwell, Joan Didion, and Natasha Trethewy have all discussed "Why I Write." We're interested in extending this tradition in an upcoming issue. Send us a short creative essay addressing "Why I Write Poetry."

Submit pieces of 300-1200 words (or a poem on the topic) by July 15.

Please use our online system to submit your essay or poem. When you create a new submission, use the title "Why I Write Poetry" (even if there's a different essay or poem title inside the file you upload). If you're not registered already, you'll need to create an account as an Author in our system (check the Author box in addition to the Reader box on the registration page. Then, log in to submit your work.

For more info, see our website.

Call for Submissions: Court Green No. 11

Court Green No. 11 (Dossier: James Schuyler)

Court Green is a poetry journal published annually in association with the Department of English at Columbia College Chicago and is edited by CM Burroughs, Tony Trigilio, and David Trinidad.

Each issue of Court Green features a dossier on a special topic or theme. For our 11th issue, we are seeking creative responses to the work, life, and legacy of James Schuyler. Schuyler, a central figure in the New York School, is often associated with fellow New York School poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and Barbara Guest. Since his death in 1991, his work has continued to attract an ever-increasing and devoted audience. For this dossier, we would like to see fresh takes on and responses to Schuyler's life and work, however subtle or overt, in poetry and short lyric essays or prose. We expect to see short lines and long lines, urban and rural landscapes, poems that freely espouse, that salute that various field, that imitate Schuyler's inimitable intimism. All styles are welcome. We are not looking for critical/academic work at this time.

We are reading submissions now through June 30, 2013. We do not accept more than one submission per poet during our submission/reading period. Please note that we do not accept more than five pages of poetry (one poem per page). We will respond by August 31. Submit to:

Court Green
Department of English
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Email submissions are not accepted. Please supply a SASE for notification only. Submissions will not be returned. Poems submitted outside our reading period will be returned unread.

Call for Poetry and Art Submissions: Blanket Stories


Five siblings inherit a blanket. They lie beneath it, together, to stay warm. But inevitably body parts stick out and the siblings squabble and tug. They do not realize that they would all fit if they just moved closer together.

Blanket Stories invites poets and artists to respond to this tale. Selected poems and artworks will be published by Ragged Sky Press in a book, and exhibited/read at a launch event in the Winter of 2014 at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. All submissions will be published in an online gallery, as well.

Conceived by artist Richard Jochum, Blanket Stories aims to spread peace, cooperation, and appreciation for art & poetry. Please join the collaboration by listening, submitting your work, or joining our community.


Blanket Stories is a collaborative art project involving poetry and visual art. There will be three opportunities to contribute:

1. Publication of a book, Blanket Stories, by Ragged Sky Press, featuring selected poems and color images of selected visual art

2. A reading and juried exhibition of selected works, which will take place in New York in the winter of 2014

3. An online showcase featuring all submitted poems and art

Deadline: June 30.

To submit your work for consideration, here’s what you have to do:
Click on the podcast on and listen to the Blanket Story. It is a parable about five siblings fighting over a blanket. Write a short poem responding to this tale. You do not need to reiterate the story or focus on the moral. Please let the story take you in any direction, and let us know, using your gift of language, what you are thinking and feeling.


Eligibility: Open to anyone age 18 and older.

Number of Poems: You may submit one poem for consideration by our judges.

- Poems must be in the English language.
- Poems must be original, unpublished digitally or in print, and a direct response to the recorded parable, Blanket Story.
- The judges favor poems that can fit on one page, maybe two; do not submit poems that exceed 60 lines.
- Poems with unconventional typography (text that forms a shape or features unusual spacing) are very difficult to print. To be chosen, these poems must be truly exceptional.

All submissions will be scrutinized thoroughly for originality; plagiarism will result in automatic rejection.

Deadline: 12:00 p.m., June 30, 2013


Digital submissions only, in Word, PDF, or RTF format.

All entries must be sent to Ruth Zamoyta at:

poetryATblanketstoriesDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Email subject line: Include in the subject line your last name, first name, and name of your school or program. Example: Smith, John, New York University

Include the following information in the body of your email:
- Full name
- Email address you wish to be contacted at
- Title of poem (or first line if not titled)
- Name of your school or program, if applicable
- Short biography (100-150 words)

If you do not want your work showcased digitally, submit a written request.

Attach your poem to the email. You will receive an automatic response that your submission has been received.

Agreement: By submitting your literary work, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old and that the poem and all parts of the poem are your own original work unless the original authors are are referenced by name. You also grant Ragged Sky Press the one-time non-exclusive print rights to include your work in print publication. You also grant Ragged Sky Press rights to display your submission on our website as well as include it in a downloadable digital archive. You may opt out of digital or online formats by written request. Also, you grant Ragged Sky Press the rights to print your poem on promotional material such as but not limited to reading programs, handouts, and posters. You retain all future rights following publication in print.

Fees: There are no fees.

Notification: You will be notified by August 15, 2013, whether or not your poem has been selected for publication.

Payment: Selected contributors to the anthology will receive one free copy each, and will be able to purchase additional copies at a discount.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Seeking Interns: Slate Magazine

Slate's Washington, D.C. office and New York office are hiring interns right now for this summer and fall to help with the DoubleX section. Candidates must be available at least two days per week, preferably Tuesday and Wednesday, to assist with the DoubleX Gabfest and other duties. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in women’s issues, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity for occasional writing. Candidates must be full-time students (in college or graduate school).
To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and interests, a résumé, a short critique of any Double X piece from the last year (no more than 300 words), and three clips or writing samples (links are fine, but no PDF files) to allison.benediktATslateDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) Please use the subject line "Slate Double X Internship."

Slate’s New York office is also looking for an enthusiastic graphic-design intern to work closely with the Slate Custom design team. Applicants must be available for at least 10 weeks, starting immediately. They must be proficient in using the Adobe Creative Suite and have an educational background in graphic design. Knowledge of HTML is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be available at least three days a week. This internship is paid. To apply, email a résumé and a PDF version of your portfolio (or a link to an online portfolio) to sarah.trankleATslateDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

- Fall -
Slate's New York office is hiring interns for the fall to help with the magazine's culture section, with the photo and art department, and to contribute to our news blog, The Slatest.

Candidates for the culture section must be available at least two full days per week. They must be highly organized, have a proven interest in the arts, and be very familiar with Slate. They must also be able to work quickly, efficiently, and without much supervision. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity for occasional writing. Candidates must be full-time students (in college or graduate school).

To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability and cultural interests to slatecultureinternshipATgmailDOTcom (Chante AT to @ and DOT to .) Attach the following in a single Word document or PDF: a résumé; a 300-word critique of any "Culturebox" from the last year, written in the style of a Slate article; and three clips or writing samples. The deadline for fall internship applications in New York is July 15, 2013.

Slate's Washington, D.C. office is also hiring interns. The description for New York applies, although the internship in D.C. is focused on politics rather than culture. Candidates must be full-time students (in college or graduate school).

To apply, email a résumé; a 300-word critique of any Slate story from the last year relating to politics, policy, the law, or other Washington-related topics; and three clips or writing samples to slatedcinternsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) Please use the subject line "Slate D.C. Internship." The deadline for receipt of applications is July 15, 2013.

Slate’s New York office is also looking for applicants for an internship with the photo and art department. Interns will gain hands-on experience editing photos, producing slideshows, and selecting art. Applicants must be matriculated students, available at least two full days a week for 10-12 weeks starting this fall. They should be highly organized visual thinkers who are comfortable working efficiently and without much supervision. This is an editing—not shooting—internship; however, there are ample opportunities for motivated interns to work on special projects and publish their work. This internship is unpaid. To apply, email a cover letter that clearly outlines your availability, a résumé, and links to visual works online (no PDF or attachment files please) to vivian.selboATslateDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) by July 15, 2013.

Slate's New York office is also seeking highly energetic, self-starting individuals who have a nose for news, along with sharp and quick writing skills, to contribute to our news blog, The Slatest. Applicants should be tech-savvy and have great editorial judgment. Previous reporting experience is a plus, and the ability to write clean, quick, and clear copy is a must. This position is unpaid, and candidates must be currently enrolled in college or grad school to apply. This internship is part-time, four full days a week, starting this summer. Applicants must be able to work out of Slate’s New York office. Please send a résumé and very brief statement of interest to slatestjobATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) Deadline is July 15, 2013.