Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Call for Submissions on Justice: J Journal: New Writing on Justice

J Journal: New Writing on Justice seeks submissions for its spring 2013 issue. Now in its sixth year, J is the only literary journal in the country framed by the justice theme, with its most powerful pieces approaching justice tangentially rather than directly. Winner of a 2012 Pushcart Prize for fiction. 

Send previously unpublished literary fiction or personal narrative (6000 words max), poetry (up to 3 poems) to: 

Editors, J Journal
Department of English
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Submission deadline: Rolling

Include email for reply. Manuscripts will be recycled. 

Send your questions to: jjournalATjjayDOTcunyDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Call for Creative Nonfiction: Freerange Nonfiction

Freerange Nonfiction seeks submissions of creative nonfiction: memoir, essay, or multimedia. Submissions for Freshly Hatched (our online publication) should be 3,000 words or fewer. The subject of your email should be “SUBMISSION” + the title of your submission + your last name.

Please double space and number pages and send in a Microsoft Word 2003 compatible (.rtf, .doc) or OpenDocument (.odt) format. We are unable to read files with the extension “.docx.” Please be sure to include contact information and a short bio. Authors may submit to:

 submissionsATfreerangenonfictionDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Call for Submissions: Apalachee Review

We are putting together another vivid and vibrant collection of poetry, fiction, and essays. Please send us your best writing! We do like to see work that has an international/intercultural theme, but only send material with this theme if it is your best. Simultaneous submissions are OK. Always send an SASE with your submission. We read all-year-round. Send to:

Apalachee Review
P.O. Box 10469
Tallahassee, Florida 32302.

For writers living outside of the United States: please query at ARsubmissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

For more details, see our website.

Call for Submissions: Anak Sastra

Anak Sastra seeks short stories (fiction or creative nonfiction), poetry, and book reviews for its 13th issue due out in October 2013. Contributors and/or story themes must have some connection to Southeast Asia.

For more information and to submit work, please visit our website.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Call for Submissions: Prime Number Magazine

Prime Number Magazine is open for submissions! We are looking for work in ALL GENRES:

Creative Nonfiction (up to 5,000 words)
Flash Nonfiction (up to 750 words)
Fiction (up to 5,000 words)
Flash Fiction (750 words)
Poetry of any length or style
Book Reviews and Interviews (query Books editor first)

Visit our website to see our latest issue and to see our complete submission guidelines

Call for Papers: Creative Writing in the Two-Year College

Call for Papers
Special TETYC Issue: Creative Writing in the Two-Year College
TETYC is pleased to announce a special issue devoted to the teaching and learning of Creative Writing in the context of the community college. The issue, to come out in December 2014, will be guest-edited by David Starkey (Santa Barbara City College).

All submissions are due by December 1, 2013.

Please conform to TETYC regular submission guidelines and send manuscripts via email attachment (.doc or .docx) to:

tetycATwcupaDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

We welcome traditional research studies (empirical and quantitative, as well as qualitative/ethnographic/phenomenological) and non-traditional forms of inquiry and creative work (narratives/essays, case studies, teacher diaries, interviews, poems) focusing on creative writing learning and teaching.

Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:

studies related to the integration of creative writing/composition theory and classroom practice
formation and administration of two-year college creative writing programs
non-traditional creative writing students
identity and social relationships in the classroom and on the page
curriculum and teaching methodologies, particularly response to and evaluation of creative writing
instructor preparation and professional development

Call for Submissions: Wordrunner eChapbooks

Fiction, poetry and personal narrative sought for e-chapbook anthology

Wordrunner eChapbooks publishes four online collections annually of fiction, poetry or memoir, each featuring one author, and the occasional multi-authored, themed anthology.

Submissions are open for the fall 2013e-chapbook anthology from July 1 through August 31, 2013. The theme is WORK (or the lack of it).

Submit one to three poems, or up to three flash fictions or personal narratives (500 to 1,500 words each), or one short story, novel or memoir excerpt (to 5,000 words). Please no résumés or detailed job descriptions. An exploration of how work works on lives and relationships should be the unifying feature of the story, narrative o rpoem. There is no fee to submit. Token payment (varies).

Detailed guidelines are posted here.

Call for Submissions: Small Print Magazine

Small Print Magazine seeks previously unpublished works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for the Fall 2013 Issue. Previously published articles on the craft of writing, book reviews, writing tools reviews, and interviews will be considered provided the author holds the copyright. (Preference is given to unpublished material.)

This issue will also feature articles on NaNoWriMo.

Please see the submission section of our website for more information.

Thanks for considering Small Print Magazine as a home for your work.

Steve Brannon
Editor, Small Print Magazine

Fiction Competition: Eccentric Chai "Story Cubes"

Eccentric Chai, the blog of all trades, is hosting a "Story Cubes" fiction contest!

Story Guidelines:

Piece may be a flash fiction story (no more than 700 words) or a short story (no more than 2500 words)
You must incorporate EVERY PICTURE from the cubes into your work
There is no rule for genre (sci-fi, literary, romance, etc.), do whatever genre you like.
ONE entry per person

Entry Period: Open until August Sixth (Note, you only have two weeks for this challenge)

You may make your own interpretation off of these pictures. For instance, when you see the clock and you think “time,” or the turtle makes you think “slow” that’s perfectly fine.

Note: When you send me your piece, please tell me how your story relates to these nine pictures. They can be found here.

Please send your entry to:

eccentricchaiAToutlookDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Remember to use WRITING CONTEST as the subject line of your email.

The winner will be announced on Friday, August 9th.

Teaching Artist Wanted: Poetry Inside Out

Poetry Inside Out (PIO), a program of the non-profit Center for the Art of Translation in San Francisco, empowers the imagination and builds K-12 students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and literacy skills through the translation and composition of poetry. Poetry Inside Out Teaching Artists are inspiring individuals who love poetry and are excited to share their passion for language with young people. Candidates must participate in a paid 12-hour training session followed by a 16-hour apprenticeship that prepares them to accept placement as a professional Poetry Inside Out Teaching Artist in school sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Application packet consists of: Cover letter and resume, 3 teaching and/or artist references, evidence of publication in translation and/or poetry. Application deadline 9/4/13. Submit an application packet to:

Teaching Artist Applicant / Poetry Inside Out
582 Market Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104

Or Email to: adminATcatranslationDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Seeking Writer-Editor: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is looking for a writer and editor who can capture the spirit of the Warhawk family in a way that engages readers and elicits emotional reactions. UW-Whitewater has a history of telling our authentic story through vivid video and stunning photography. We are looking for a professional who has the ability to translate those visual stories into the written word. This is a dream job for a writer.

You are our ideal candidate if you have an undergraduate degree in English with a writing emphasis and an MFA in non-fiction or fiction with three to five years of professional experience. You must be a committed life-long learner. As a successful candidate, you’ll join a high-energy office on a campus that has a family atmosphere. UW-Whitewater has been named one of the top workplaces in southeastern Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel three years running. You’ll join a vibrant team of creative professionals in University Marketing and Media Relations. You’ll help set the tone for our alumni publications and execute the production of three magazines each year.You’ll have ample opportunity to help develop student writers by working with MMR’s student employees. It’s a great chance to hone those teaching skills. And you’ll have fun working on a campus filled with dynamic employees and students.

Because this is a writing position, your letter must wow the search and screen committee. Do your best to show us that you are the person to tell the story of this amazing campus. Send your cover letter, resume with three professional references and five writing samples to:

Jeff Angileri
Assistant Director
Marketing and Media Relations
angilerjATuwwDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

or by mail:
Jeff Angileri
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53711

First review of applicants will be Sept. 6 with an anticipated start date of Oct. 21.

UW-Whitewateris an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released.

Poetry Competition: 2013 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

2013 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Book Award
$3000 Award
Deadline: August 31, 2013

Final Judge: Mark Doty

The winner of the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Award will be announced in 2014.

Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927-1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets. This year's final judge will be Mark Doty.

Award is $3000 and publication of the awarded collection by Red Hen Press. Entry fee is $25.00. Name on cover sheet only, 48 page minimum. Send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by August 31.

Eligibility: The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:

A) Authors who have had a full length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press;
B) Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press;
C) Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors;
D) Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety.

Procedures and Ethical Considerations
To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying material.

Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition.

Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.

Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be substituted.

Please submit materials to:

Attn: Benjamin Saltman Award
Red Hen Press
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Writing Competition: Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prizes: The Missouri Review

Editors' Prize Guidelines
23nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Fiction, Essay and Poetry
Not Just Any Contest!

Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series.

$5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Poetry | $5,000 Essay

Deadline: October 1st, 2013.

Submit online now.

Or download the entry form (PDF) for print submissions.

Interested in reading a past Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize winner? Check out the essays "Big Jim," "Letters to David," and "My Thai Girlfriends" on textBOX, The Missouri Review`s free online anthology.

Complete Guidelines

(No other information is needed to enter)

Page restrictions: Please include no more than 25 typed, double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages in total. Each story, essay, or group of poems constitutes one entry.

Entry fee: $20 for each entry (make checks payable to The Missouri Review). Each fee entitles the entrant to a one-year subscription to TMR in print or digital format (for a free sample of a digital issue, go here!), an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription. Please enclose a complete address for subscriptions.

Entry instructions (for mailed entries): Include the printable contest entry form. On the first page of each submission, include author's name, address, e-mail and telephone number. Entries must be previously unpublished and will not be returned. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask for immediate notification if the piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Mark the outside of the envelope "Fiction," "Essay," or "Poetry." Each entry in a separate category must be mailed in a separate envelope. Enclose a #10 SASE or e-mail address for an announcement of winners. Entries will not be returned.

Eligibility: Previous winners of the Editors' Prize and previous employees of TMR are ineligible. Previous finalists, however, may enter again.

Mailing address:
Missouri Review Editors' Prize
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Go Green: Enter Online! We are also accepting electronic submissions.
Download the entry form for print submissions.

The winners will be announced in January 2014.

If you have any questions regarding the Editors' Prize Contest, please feel free to e-mail us at: contest_questionATmoreviewDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Call for Poetry Submissions: Unsplendid

Unsplendid will be devoting its Winter 2014 issue exclusively to poems and prose by women. In addition to poems, we invite prose—craft statements, meditations, manifestos, and beyond—in response to the broad question "Whither form?" To accommodate a wide range of voices, we must limit prose statements to 500 words. The deadline for poetry and prose submissions for the Winter 2014 issue is November 29, 2013 via Submittable.

Much more information can be found in the preface to Unsplendid's current issue. Unsplendid is a triquarterly online journal that accepts poetry written in received and nonce forms.

Call for Submissions: damselfly press

damselfly press, an online literary journal for women, is pleased to announce our twenty-fourth issue.

We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only.

If you'd like to submit, please visit our guidelines and send us your submission by September 15th, 2013. Our twenty-fifth issue will be available October, 15th, 2013.

These are the e-mails per genre editor:

Fiction- jenniferATdamselflypressDOTnet

Poetry- lesleyATdamselflypressDOTnet

Nonfiction- nonfictionATdamselflypressDOTnet

(Be sure to change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Book Competition: Willow Press 2014 Literature Awards

Postmark Deadline: NOVEMBER 1

Prose Grand Prize: $1,000
Poetry Grand Prize: $1,000

Entry fees:

We are pleased to announce the opening of our 2014 Literature Awards. Take notice of our new features, including an easy online submission process. Enjoy the Finalists' Videos, where you can watch the top finalists read from their entries online. In addition to the cash prizes, the Grand Prize winners will receive a publishing contract with Willow Books and a sponsored reading at the University of New Haven.

About the Awards:
The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from diverse backgrounds.

The Judges: Patrick Rosal and Judith Ortiz Cofer

Submission Process:
Read the full guidelines and upload a .pdf file here.

Call for Nominations: 2013 Best of the Net Anthology by Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications is excited to announce that submissions are open for the eighth volume of the Best of the Net Anthology!

The Internet continues to be a rapidly evolving medium for the distribution of new and innovative literature, and the Best of the Net Anthology aims to nurture the relationship between writers and the web. In our first seven years of existence, the anthology has published distinguished writers such as Claudia Emerson, B.H. Fairchild, Ron Carlson, Dorianne Laux, and Jill McCorkle alongside numerous new and emerging writers from around the world.

Nominations for the 2013 edition must be sent to:

bestofthenetATsundresspublicationsDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

between July 1st and September 30th, 2013. Further submission guidelines can be found here.

Short Story Award for New Writers: Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train's SHORT STORY AWARD for NEW WRITERS guidelines

Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Most entries run from 1,500 - 6,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome. Held quarterly. Open to submissions in FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST, and NOVEMBER.

Next deadline: August 31. *
Winners are announced in the May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1 bulletins, respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Reading fee: $15 per story. Please, no more than three submissions per contest.
1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies.
2nd place wins $500 (or $700 and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).
3rd place wins $300 (or $700 and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).

Please make your submissions at Glimmer Train's online submission site.

We look forward to reading your work!

Writing Retreat Scholarship: Esalen Institute: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing

The Sun in California

Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
October 25 -27, 2013

To write about ourselves in a way that touches others and reminds them of our fundamental connectedness we must be willing to take a leap — with all our passion, fear, and longing — into the fire.

Since 1974, The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine's motto, a line from concentration-camp survivor Viktor Frankl: "What is to give light must endure burning." We invite you to join Sun readers, authors, and staff for a weekend of investigating our lives through the written word. We'll discuss essays, fiction, and poems with their authors, who will lead exercises geared to bring forth similar elements in your own writing. Readers Write–style writing sessions will help get your pen moving. (You don't have to be a writer to attend. We create a space in which people can tell their stories from the heart.)

The weekend will conclude with editor and publisher Sy Safransky reading from his Notebook.

Of course, the best part of a Sun gathering is getting to meet everyone: writers, staff, and other people who love the magazine and share its compassionate, unflinching view of the world. We hope you'll join us.

The Sun is offering two full scholarships to writers who can make a strong case that they would benefit from this retreat but are unable to afford it. Scholarships cover lodging, meals, and tuition for the weekend.

to apply for a scholarship online.

You can also download and print a mail-in application form to complete by hand and return to us. Mail your application materials to:

The Sun
Attn: Esalen Scholarships
107 North Roberson Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Application materials must be received by August 1, 2013.

We will notify applicants of our decision by September 2.

More information about the conference and scholarship here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Short Fiction Competition: The Doug Fir Fiction Award

Bear Deluxe Magazine Presents:
The Doug Fir Fiction Award
Every Story Begins Somewhere

Grand Prize: $1,000, writer’s residency at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, national publication and manuscript review

Finalists: Manuscript review, recognition, publication consideration

Deadline: September 3, 2013 (postmark)

Award Judge (2012-13): Lidia Yuknavitch's most recent books include Dora: A Headcase, a novel, and The Chronology of Water: A Memoir. She is also the author of three works of short fiction (Her Other Mouths, Liberty’s Excess, and Real to Reel) and as well as a book of literary criticism, Allegories of Violence.

Co-sponsor: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Associate sponsors: Ashland Creek Press and Hawthorne Books
(Note: Ashland Creek Press and Hawthorne Books will provide manuscript review for one story of the author’s choice from award winner and finalists.)

Entry Fee: $15
Word limit: 5,000

The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense of place or the natural world, interpreted as broadly or narrowly as the author defines.

For complete guidelines, go here, or email:

bearATorloDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) (Please note: Our website is under redesign)

Online submissions:
Online payments can be made here (please indicate "Doug Fir submission 2013-14" in the notes with your payment). Once payment is made, submissions can be emailed to:

 bearATorloDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

with subject line “2013 Doug Fir Award). See preferred formats below.

Deadline, Mailing Address, Online Submissions
Entries must be postmarked by September 3, 2013. Mail your entry to:

Doug Fir Fiction Award/Bear Deluxe Magazine
810 SE Belmont, Studio 5
Portland, OR 97214.

Post-Publication Prize for a First Novel: Drake University Emerging Writer Award

Drake University Emerging Writer Award

The Drake University Writers & Critics Series is accepting submissions for its fifth annual Drake University Emerging Writer Award. The faculty and students of Drake University's English Department select one outstanding first book from among the entries, and the author receives an honorarium of $1000 plus travel and lodging expenses to read at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Each year, the award rotates among genres (short fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, novel). We are currently accepting submissions of first novels for consideration for the Drake University Emerging Writer Reading, which will be held during the second week of April 2014. Entries may be submitted by the author or the publisher, and must include a copy of the book; a cover letter that includes a brief biography, contact information for the author, and a statement affirming that this is his/her first book-length fiction publication; a self-addressed stamped envelope; and a $15.00 entry fee payable to "Drake University." Entries must be postmarked by September 16, 2013. Materials postmarked after September 16 will not be considered. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of the Drake University English Department.

The winner will be notified by February 15, 2014. All entrants will be notified of the results by February 28, 2014.

This year, the award is open to single-author first novels only. Authors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must agree to attend and participate in the reading at Drake University in April 2014 to receive the award. The following are ineligible for the awards: 1) authors who have published more than one novel through independent, university, or commercial publishers; 2) entries from vanity presses and self-published books; 3) current students and employees of Drake University.

Send all materials to:
Drake University Emerging Writer Award
c/o Amy Letter, Writers and Critics Series
English Department, Howard Hall
Drake University
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

For questions about the award or the series, please e-mail:
amy.letter(at) (replace (at) with @)

Call for Submissions of Mermaid Poetry: Mermaids in the Basement

Submissions Open for Mermaid Anthology

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Mermaids in the Basement is an anthology seeking original poems of mermaid poetry. This project is interested in poems that push the mermaid myth and figure into a new light. Submissions should not simply retell the mermaid and her classic story but establish new facets in which to read, question, admire, interrogate, and fear this fantastical siren. Poems need not mention mermaids directly but must suggest, at the very least, a mermaid theme.

This project is not interested in genre, fantasy, or overtly-campy writing, so please consider if your work would fit the aims of this anthology.

Please send 3-5 poems in a word document. Previously published work will be considered. If you send previously published work please let us know. Please include a brief bio. Send poems to:

mermaidsinthebasement15ATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

For more information, visit us at our website.

Poetry and Fiction Awards: The Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in LIterary Excellence

The Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

The winner in each field will receive a generous prize package including monetary compensation as well as a collection of books from some of Canada’s mostcelebrated publishers. The winning entries will also appear in The Puritan Issue XXIII: Fall 2013 and be honoured at our launch party, BlackThursday.

Be the second pair of writers to pin the longest literary prize title onto your list of accolades. Brave the frontier today!

Fiction: $900 / Poetry: $600
Publication in The Puritan
Prize Pack from various Canadian publishers, including Coach House Books, House of Anansi, ECW Press, Porcupine’s Quill, Freehand Books, Goose Lane Editions, Cormorant Books, Brick Books, Mansfield Press, Pedlar Press, Insomniac Press, Coteau Books, Chaudiere Books, and Tightrope Books each worth over $600!

Cost per submission: $10 via PayPal
Fiction up to 12,000 words / Poetry up to 3 pages
Multiple submissions accepted!
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
Visit our Submissions Page for more information!

Call for Submissions: As/Us: A Space for Women of The World

As/Us: A Space for Women of The World is currently OPEN forsubmissions for this summer’s Queer online issue. Reading Period is June 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013. As Us accepts original and previously unpublished works by Indigenous women and women of color.

For ONLINE issues: We also accept photo essays, web comics, dance submissions, audio poems/prose, and more! If you think you have something that fits the mission, but isn’t listed on our page here, try us anyway!

Email submissions to: (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Call for Submissions: Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing

Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing is now accepting fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and artwork for their Fall 2013 issue.

You can read their Spring 2013 issue here.
Submission guidelines can be found here.

Compose Journal's contributors have included Catherine Ryan Hyde (Pay It Forward), Josh Hanagarne (The World’s Strongest Librarian), Rebecca Hazelton (Fair Copy), Jeff Goins (Wrecked), Glen Chamberlain (Conjugations of the Verb To Be), Randall Mann (Breakfast with Thom Gunn), Jael McHenry (The Kitchen Daughter), Barbara Abercrombie (A Year of Writing Dangerously), Lisa Cron (Wired for Story) and Jennie Nash (The Victoria’s Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming).

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Call for Submissions: Stems Journal

We're open! Stems Journal is now accepting submission for our debut issue.

Stems is looking for writing and visual art inspired and challenged by science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. The submission deadline for our first issue is August 31st. Please visit our website,, or email:

 editorsATstemsjournalDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

for more information.

Call for Multimedia Submissions: Lumina

LUMINA Literary Journal is open for submissions for our first ever multimedia issue!

Full Guidelines are here.

We’re looking for unique fiction, poetry, non-fiction, visual art and audio work. All genres are welcome; slam poetry and script-work is encouraged.

Here’s the twist: Every submission must have an audio as well as a visual component. Some examples are a poem and a reading of that poem, a radio drama with an accompanying transcript, a painting with an original music score, lyrics and a song. Ideally, we would like to see a wide variety, so don't let these examples limit you; be creative.

The art and writing will be printed in the physical book and will be twinned with the audio accompaniment on our website. Simply send us an audio file along with the written and artistic work.

Flash Fiction Competition: Fifth Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions each receive$25. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2013 issue of Gemini.

Maximum length: 1,000 words.

Deadline: August 31, 2013. Open to ANY subject, style or genre: experimental,mainstream, noir, fantasy, humor, erotica....Simply send your best, most powerful work.

Why such a low entry fee? So EVERYONE can have a chance. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests. Entries are read blind.

ENTRY FEE: just $4 ($3 for each additional flash). Enter by email or snail mail. Full details here.

Poetry Competition for Women: AROHO's To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize

2013 Judge, Tracy K. Smith To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize
Award: $1000 and publication of collection by Red Hen Press
Deadline: August 31, 2013 postmark
Page Limit: 48 to 96 pages
Fee: $20 per entry
Announcement Date: December 15, 2013

Go to our website to download required cover sheet

AROHO's To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize will be awarded for the best, unpublished poetry collection by a woman: 48 to 96 pages. The $20 reading/entry fee is payable by check or money order to A Room of Her Own; please indicate "To the Lighthouse PPP" in the memo line. Include an SASP [self-addressed stamped postcard] with your package for notification of receipt. Your name and address should appear on the cover sheet only, along with the manuscript title, and your address and telephone number. The award amount is $1000 and publication of your poetry collection by Red Hen Press. The winner will be contacted by phone or email prior to the web announcement date.

Send manuscript along with SASP, cover sheet, and check (postmarked 8/31/2013) to:

A Room Of Her Own
Attn: To the Lighthouse PPP
PO Box 778
Placitas, NM 87043

Call for Essays about Eastern USA National Parks: Permanent Vacation: Vol. 2, The East

Permanent Vacation: Volume 2, The East

Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. In Volume 1, we read tales of grizzly encounters and streaking through Denali, personal relationships with temperamental elk and the dirty truth behind housekeeping in Yellowstone. Now, we seek stories from parks east of the Mississippi, from Acadia to the Everglades, from the Smokies to Shenandoah. Whether you spent your time on the trail or alligator-proofing your cabin, we would love to read your experiences, cerebral and corporeal alike. Please note, contributors have lived or worked in the parks.

We welcome tree-hugging epiphanies and reflections on the daily grind. We want to hear the societal, environmental, and existential implications of living in the park. What happened there, and how did it influence your life?

Each writer will receive $100 for their essay and one copy of the collection.
We are accepting submissions through September 1.
Please submit via e-mail to:

submissionsATbonafidebooksDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

If you are sending hard copy, mail to:

Bona Fide Books
P.O. Box 550278
Tahoe Paradise, CA 96155

Creative Nonfiction Competition: Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Lunch Ticket magazine is honored to serve as the host for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction.

Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay on the subject of their choice.

Winners will receive a cash prize and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket.

Please visit our website for submission guidelines. Reading period is August and September for publication in December.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fiction Competition: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction

Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $10.00. Deadline: 09-15-2013.

Sponsored by Rosebud, a literary magazine, this contest is open for original works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, or horror, ideally 1500 to 3500 words. First prize is $1,000 for the best work of previously unpublished fiction; four runners-up will receive $100.

Read more at our website.

Call for Submissions: Star 82 Review

Star 82 Review, Issue 1.2 has just been released and features a lively assortment of planes, trains, and automobiles as well as pieces dealing with parents and children, dreams and daydreams and life in general.

This art and lit online and print magazine is looking for your polished original work and lyrical language. Categories include flash, postcard lit (image with related story or poem), art post images, hidden gems, and erasure texts. Fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry, comics, short dramatic scenes and all art media will be considered. Got art or text from 6-1000 words??

Reading is year-round. Issue 1.3 deadline: August 15. Please see our website for details and online submission and ordering information.

Call for Genre Fiction Book Submissions: New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series

New Rivers Press, a 45-year-old, not-for-profit literary press located at Minnesota State University Moorhead, is pleased to announce that it is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational and all sub-genres within and across those categories, for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an eBook-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. Manuscripts will be accepted electronically through Submittable until Sept. 1.

There is a $20 reading fee. Each author selected for publication will receive a $250 honorarium and a standard electronic book contract. All books will be distributed internationally in eBook formats.

Principles of Navigation by Peter W. Fong, the first book in The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, was published June 1 and is available in the Kindle eBook format. Set in Florida and in Europe—among the sport fishing, horse racing, and professional football industries—Principles of Navigation is a literary romance that delivers a glamorous and salty love story. You can read more about the book on the New Rivers Press web site at the following link.
About New Rivers Press Since 1981, New Rivers Press has held distinguished annual competitions to find new and emerging writers. (An emerging writer has not published more than two books of creative writing with a commercial, university, or national small press.) The mission of New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to publish and promote enduring contemporary literature and to create academic learning opportunities. New Rivers Press acquires, publishes, and markets high quality, imaginative work from emerging and established writers. Founded in New York in 1968 by C.W. “Bill” Truesdale, the not-for-profit press has now published over 330 books.

Ryan C. Christiansen, MFA
Associate Editor
New Rivers Press
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Ave. S.
Moorhead, MN 56563

Post Book Publication Writing Award: Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Awards

Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Awards
Deadline: July 25, 2013

E-mail questions to: 

wegnerATglcaDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Three prizes are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer to honor their first books. The winners each receive an all-expenses-paid trip to several of the 13 GLCA colleges, each of which pays an honorarium of at least $500, to give readings, meet with students, and lead discussions and classes. Books published between the spring of 2012 and the spring of 2013 are eligible. Faculty members of the colleges will judge.

Publishers may submit four copies of one book in each category by July 25. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Great Lakes Colleges Association,
New Writers Awards
535 West William Street, Suite 301
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Gregory Wegner, Director of Program Development.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Poetry Competition: Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize

Submission Guidelines: Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize

The Arts & Letters Prime Poetry Prize competition is currently open! The prize offers a $401 (US) prize for a short collection of poems as well as publication in the following issue of PRIME. All submitters receive a one-year subscription to Arts & Letters PRIME.

We accept submissions for the Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize from May 1st - July 31st. Please submit in accordance with the following guidelines:

Only submit via Submittable through the PRIME Poetry Prize option
Submission Fee is $7
Submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems (maximum of ten pages) in a single file (doc, docx, txt, and rtf text files only)
Submissions must be typed and each poem must begin on its own page

Arts & Letters PRIME only accepts online submissions.
Further questions can be emailed to al.journalATgcsuDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .) or addressed by phone at (478) 445-1289.

Creative Nonfiction Contest for Georgia Residents: Back Roads of Georgia

The Gallery at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton, in conjunction with Georgia Backroads Magazine and the Tifton-Tift County Arts Council, announce a contest for nonfiction essays concurrent with a photography contest and exhibit on the same theme. Essays should be no longer than 4000 words and should address the “Back Roads of Georgia” theme in some way, whether directly or obliquely, literally or figuratively. We’re looking for Creative Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction. 

Submissions Due: Monday, September 16, 2013.

Entry fee: $5.00 per entry

A total of $1000 in cash prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100, Honorable Mention: 4 awards, $50 each. See website for complete instructions/specifications.

Call for Submissions: At Length Magazine

At Length's next open reading period will begin August 1, 2013, and run through the end of the month. Details for the submission process appear below. Please note that we will not respond to any submissions received before August 1 or after August 31. To learn more about At Length, please visit our website.

We’re interested in poems and sequences that are at least 7 single-spaced pages long. Please send a Word document or PDF to:

poetryATatlengthmagDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but be sure to mention it in the body of the email, and if parts of the work have already appeared in other venues, please note that as well and provide all relevant details. We will attempt to respond to all submissions within two months, and we ask that you only submit one poem or sequence at a time.

We’re looking for fiction and non-fiction of at least 7,500 words in length. We welcome novellas, novel excerpts, memoirs, narratives, essays, and long short stories. No academic papers, please. Simultaneous submissions are fine; previously published pieces, not so much. Please send your work in a Word or .pdf file to:

proseATatlengthmagDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

along with a short biographical note. We’ll do our best to respond within two months.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Call for Submissions: 300 Days of Sun

300 Days of Sun is a print journal seeking original poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, art, and photography from authors and artists living in the Southwest (Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah). It is produced by the students of Nevada State College and the first issue is scheduled to be published in December of 2013.

Send us something smart and well-planned, or something clever and spontaneous. Surprise us here.

Call for Submissions: Hearing the Voice Project

Email submission deadline: August 1, 2013

In collaboration with the Hearing the Voice project at Durham University, StepAway Magazine seeks to publish a special issue dedicated to the creative exploration of inner speech and voice-hearing experiences within the context of walking in the city. The issue will present a collection of walking narratives by both voice-hearers and writers who creatively imagine hearing voices. To accompany a commissioned piece by Iain Sinclair, we welcome submissions of poetry, prose and nonfiction from writers of any background. 

Submissions can be as long as a 1000-word essay or story, or as short as a 17-syllable haiku poem. See our website for more information.

Poetry Competition: Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Contest

Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Contest
Online submission deadline: August 15

Tupelo Press has launched a new online literary magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and with it an inaugural poetry contest: the winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the first issue of Tupelo Quarterly. The prize is currently open for submissions of one to five stunning, unpublished poems of any style or sensibility. Using the online submission manager, poets residing in the United States and abroad may submit up to five previously unpublished poems in English with a $20 entry fee by August 15.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome; translations are not eligible. Ilya Kaminsky will judge. The winner and three runners-up will be announced with the release of the first issue on October 15. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Read the complete guidelines before submitting your entry:

Open submissions (with no contest entry fee) will begin with Issue 2. Please visit our website for more information, and we look forward to reading your work.

Call for Papers and Creative Presentations: John R. Milton Writers' Conference


Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Review, held October 31-November 2, 2013, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Review, we are seeking panel proposals, roundtable proposals, and scholarly papers related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Memory, Remembrance, Commemoration and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but aren’t limited to memory, (mis)remembering, remembrance, commemoration and:

• Western American literature, history, and culture;
• broken treaties, obligatory assimilation, as well as post-colonial and/or indigenous studies in American Indian literature, history, and culture;
• the 40th anniversary of Wounded Knee;
• environmental issues and ecocriticism;
• the American West as myth and fantasy space;
• discourses of difference/otherness, including multiculturalism, race, and ethnicity in the American West;
• shifting representations of gender and/or queerness in the American West;
• Manifest Destiny;
• the role of virtual culture, cyberspace as “new frontier,” and simulacra in the American West; and
• popular culture (including, but not limited to, HBO's Deadwood and Joss Whedon's Firefly, Westerns (both film and television), graphic novels, and science fiction).

For critical work, please submit a 250-word abstract, along with a brief biographical note, by August 15, 2013. Panel proposals should include individual paper abstracts and biographical notes for all of the participating panelists, in addition to a 250-word justification for the panel. Roundtable proposals should include a 250-word justification for the roundtable session, along with biographical notes for the participating round table session members.

For creative submissions, please submit either 8-10 pages of poetry, or no more than 25 pages of creative prose writing, along with a short biographical note, by August 15, 2013. While creative work that either explicitly or implicitly addresses the conference theme, or is related in some way to region or landscape are always welcome, all types of creative work on any theme and in any style will be gladly considered for readings at the conference's creative writing panels.

All submissions should be sent to Lee Ann Roripaugh at
Lee.RoripaughATusdDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Lee Ann Roripaugh
Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing
Editor-in-Chief, South Dakota Review
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Call for Book-length Poetry Submissions: Texas Review Press

Texas Review Press now seeks book-length poetry submissions (48-96 pages of poetry) for the Texas Review Breakthrough Poetry Prize: Tennessee. This contest is designed for Tennessee poets who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry. There is no entry fee.

The contest will be judged blind, so please include two cover pages: One with the title of the manuscript, your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as a second title page with the manuscript title only. You may include acknowledgments and a bio, but these documents will be removed upon selection. Contest is open to current residents of Tennessee and Tennessee natives. Please send all entries to:

williamATtowncreekpoetryDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

in one of the following formats: .doc (Word 1997-2003), .docx (Word 2010/2012, etc.), .rtf (Rich Text Format), or .pdf (Portable Digital Format). Please ensure that all your manuscript and title pages are in one attachment only. Paul Ruffin, Founder and Director of Texas Review Press, to judge.

Deadline for submission is SEPTEMBER 15, 2013.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Call for Submissions: When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images

When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images is an online literary journal publishing fresh voices and art from around the world,  primarily, but not exclusively, in English.
What are we looking for?
Writing and Art
  • Related to writing
  • Women’s relationships to their selves
  • Women’s relationships to others, especially vis a vis their creative life and their identity
  • Women’s relationships to society and culture
  • Women’s relationships to our earth, our universe, natural life, and by contrast, technology
  • Lastly, and perhaps of deepest interest are the edges, the overlaps, the places where salt water and river water mix, inter-cultural, inter-national, inter-racial and multi-lingual topics are especially invited.
Overall we are looking for very clear writing, very clear images. We want it to be accessible. Refreshing. Clarifying.

Submission Requirements

To submit please do the following:
  1. Follow us on Twitter at @womenwriters.
  2. Please read and comment on two of our previous pieces. It trains us to comment on each others work, and helps educate you on what we publish, and the culture of community we’re encouraging.
  3. Please consider getting a gravatar at, which includes a picture when you leave comments. It helps people remember you and build relationships with you.
  4. Send in the following:
    • Your full name as you would like it published. (It’s hard to change a link after it’s published)
    • A 2 line bio and a 1 paragraph bio in sentence format. (Don’t sweat it, if you can. We just need something for people to know about you
    • Your submission – prose (less than 1,000 words); poetry (less than 500 words); your own art or photographs at least 800×600 pixils and ideally 300 dpi for a quality look
    • Your social media and website links – it’s okay if you don’t have any, but it’s very helpful to provide if you do, we are especially interested in women on Twitter, as that’s our main conversation site
    • The site your piece was previously published in print – if so – and otherwise, mention that we can have 1st digital publishing rights for one month
    • Links to the two pieces where you made a comment
The first issue was published on May 31, 2013 with submissions from writers, authors and artists from Spain, England, Ireland and India, and within the US, from Arizona, New York and North Carolina.

Submission Deadlines

As of June 29, 2013, we’re going to open submissions, however do not expect to hear back from us until the month of publication. Publication is quarterly at the end of the months of:  August, November, February, and May.

To submit and learn more about our journal, please visit our website.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Call for Halloween-Themed Submissions: Rose Red Review

Rose Red Review is now accepting submissions for its Autumn 2013 Halloween-themed issue! Submit fiction, poetry, art, and photography that concerns the dark origin of fairy tales. Send in your ghosts. Your goblins. Your beasts. Rattle those chains!

If you do not have a themed piece, fear not! Rose Red Review still wants your work! Here is a brief blurb about what the editor looks for in a submission:

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

Read more about the publication here.

Please send your submissions here.

Please visit Rose Red Review on Facebook.

On Twitter.

Report your submission(s) to Submission Grinder

Call for Essays: Dads of Disability

Dads of Disability is curating a publishing a collection of essays in book form called "Dads of Disability": Stories for, by, and about Fathers of Children that Experience a Disability. This book will contain essays from micro-stories up to ~3000 words. The essays will be for, by, or about fathers of children who experience a disability. The author needn't be a father (or even a male) but the theme of the pieces must contain a distinctly male point of view or be written for a male in the author's life.

Stipends of $25 to $100 will be paid for essays that appear in the book. You can learn more about the project, its goals and themes, rights requested for your writing, and see the blog about the project at our website and see the submission guidelines and FAQ on the menu.

Dads of Disability is also running a Poetry contest judged by poet and author Marly Youmans. You can learn more about this contest here.

Gary Dietz
gdietzATgarydietzDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Call for Fiction Submissions: Thornapple Books

Thornapple Books, the literary fiction imprint of Levellers Press in Amherst Massachusetts, is currently accepting submissions of literary fiction.

Information and guidelines available at Levellers Press Website.

We regret we are unable to review any manuscripts which do not follow submission guidelines.

Writing Residency: Playa

Playa is now accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2014 Fellowship Residencies for writers, visual and performing artists, and naturalists.

Located in south-central Oregon’s Lake County, Playa is a nonprofit organization supporting work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other creative fields. Playa was organized in 2009 and began its Residency programs in May 2011.

Playa will offer three five-week (33days) residency sessions running from January 6 through April 18, 2014. Please visit our website and look under the Fellowship Residency menu for guidelines and how to apply online using Submittable. The application deadline for the Winter/Spring 2014 sessions is August 15, 2013.Notifications will go out by September 30, 2013.

For any questions regarding these upcoming residences or general information about Playa, please email the Residency Director, Lisa Pounders, at: (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Call for Board of Directors Applications: The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation

The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation

Member of the Board of Directors

Call for Applications

The Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation (Hurston/Wright)is a literary cultural institution that discovers, educates, develops and mentors Black writers at all stages of their careers. Our work includes year-round workshops for adult and teenage writers, an annual gala honoring the best of the best in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. And a variety of programming that seeks to preserve and forward a vibrant understanding and appreciation of Black writers and their contribution to the World.

Hurston/Wright is currently seeking dynamic leaders who care about literature and educating and training the next generation of writers to serve on its Board of Directors.

We’re asking applicants to submit a cover letter stating your interest in serving in the key areas of the board/organization’s need and a professional bio and/or resume. Your cover letter should explicitly state your interest in the Hurston/Wright Foundation while detailing what skills/expertise you have to contribute to the Foundation.

We are especially interested of directors to join our Board with backgrounds and close ties to NonprofitManagement, Development, Fundraising, Law, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Banking/Finance, Hospitality, Media, Education, and Technology.

Please forward your materials as one document, preferably a PDF by August 1, 2013 via email to:

infoAThurstonwrightDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

and please cc Board member Abdul Ali of the Board Member Outreach Committee at:

abdul_aliATverzionDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

You may also snail mail your materials to:

1134 – 7Th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Address the cover letter to the Board Member Outreach Committee. You will receive a response from the Executive Director within 15 working days from receipt of your materials.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Call for Submissions from High School Writers: Vademecum Magazine

Vademecum wants to give all high school writers and artists a shot a publication. Please read our guidelines carefully before you submit.

Eligibility: Vademecum Magazine accepts submissions from rising freshman to graduating seniors. We also accept work from gap-year and international students. All submitted works must be in English. To be considered, all submissions must be received through our Submittable submissions manager. Don't send us documents and photographs through email--we're paranoid about viruses.

Call for Fiction Submissions: The After Coetzee Project Anthology

The After Coetzee Project, an anthology of fiction, seeks short stories that bring forth a new kind of writing about animals, one that disengages from speciesist fictional strategies (animals as metaphors and allegories) and re-imagines animals as subjects.

Please see the full call for submissions at our website. Deadline to submit is December 1, 2013.

First Book of Poetry Award: 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

2013 First Book Award
$3500 and publication
final judge: Amy Fleury

Below are the guidelines for the 2013 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, which will be open for entries on May 10, 2013 and close on July 8, 2013 (postmark and online submission deadline):

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

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

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked or submitted online between May 10, 2013 and the end of July 8, 2013 (online entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CDT) on July 8, 2013). (For postal submissions since this is a postmark deadline, there is no need to send Express Mail, Fedex, or UPS. First Class or Priority Mail are preferred.) Please do not send revisions of either postal or online submissions; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with the series editor before the manuscript is delivered to SIU Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: Online entries should be sent through Submittable (there is an additional $3.00 processing fee for online entries, making the entry fee for each online entry $28.00). Payment for online submissions must be made online.
Please submit your file in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or .wpf. 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page.
Submit a single title page with only the manuscript title in your file.
The author's name should appear nowhere in your file or in the file name.
In the place of the cover letter or biographical note in the submission process, an acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies can be included, but this SHOULD NOT be included in the manuscript file.
Please name your file the first eight letters of your manuscript title, with no spaces; for example, if your manuscript was titled “A Collection of Poems,” your file would be titled “acollect” or “ACOLLECT” (either lower or upper case is fine). If your manuscript title has fewer than eight letters or uses numerals, use what you have. If you have a symbol or mark of punctuation as your title or as part of your title, spell out what it stands for and use the first eight letters of that; for example, if your manuscript was titled “Poems!,” your file would be titled “poemsexc” for “Poems exclamation point.”
All entrants submitting online through Submittable will be notified of the results via e-mail by October 1, 2013.

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

Entrants are not to contact the final judge under any circumstances; all questions should be directed to Jon Tribble, Series Editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.
E-MAIL: jtribbleATsiuDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Short Story and Poetry Competition: Sixfold

Sixfold Short Story and Poetry Awards

Online submission deadline: July 24, 2013

$1,000, $200, $100, and publication in Sixfold for three short stories and three sets of poems. Sixfold is a completely writer-voted journal: all participating writers' equally weighted votes act as the editor, instead of a judge or board. Voting selects winners and all short stories and poems published. Upload a short story or poems by July 24, 2013 for $6 entry fee at our website.

Writing Competition: Black Warrior Review

Black Warrior Review Ninth-Annual Contest Now Open
All entries must be submitted by September 1, 2013.
We're honored to have as our guest judges:
Kate Durbin (Poetry)
Brian Evenson (Fiction/Prose)
Jenny Boully (Nonfiction)

Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BWR 40.2, our Spring/Summer 2014 issue. Finalists receive notation in that issue and are considered for publication.

Please submit your $15 entry fee at our store, then enter your Payment Gateway Reference number with your submission at our website. Shipping for your complimentary-with-entry subscription should be free for all, but we are aware of a glitch in our store for international entrants. Please email blackwarriorreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) for the simple workaround.
Each entry is $15 and comes with a one-year subscription to BWR. For Fiction/Prose and Nonfiction, the entry fee covers one 7500 word story or essay. For Poetry, the entry fee covers one packet of up to three poems.

You may submit multiple entries. We accept only previously unpublished work. We do allow simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us promptly of publication elsewhere. Conflicts of Interest: Similar to our regular editorial policy, students, faculty, staff, or administrators currently affiliated with University of Alabama are ineligible for consideration or publication. Additionally, anyone with affiliation with a judge is ineligible to enter in that category. We ask that previous winners wait three years after their winning entry is published before entering again.