Saturday, May 27, 2017

Call for Nonfiction Submissions: True Story

True Story is a new home for long-form nonfiction narratives.

Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each pocket-size issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects.

Offering a vivid report from real life, each issue of True Story is a small immersion in a larger-than-life story or experience that makes us think differently about what it means to be human.

Submissions accepted year-round.

Full Guidelines/Submit.

Call for Submissions: Fifth Wednesday Journal

Fifth Wednesday Journal announces a call for submissions to a special issue in the fall of 2017. We intend to showcase writing by authors who are immigrants or children of immigrants from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries.*

The United States is home to immigrants from almost every country and territory in the world. In fact, the great strength of this country is drawn from the labor, intellect, and creativity of immigrants and their descendants. But assimilation and inclusion are not always easy. The newcomer often finds a different language, a different culture; even the flora and fauna may seem strange and threatening. Citizens sometimes resent the appearance in their midst of a different religious practice, a different manner of dress, a different language, and other manners that are not “the way we do things here.”

We believe that the best way of demonstrating to the newcomer and the American that neither has anything to fear from the other, that each has much to learn from the other, is is to bring the immigrant experience to more American citizens by sharing through literature the wisdom, history, culture, hopes, and dreams of immigrants who come seeking a better life in an open, free, and democratic society. We will all benefit from the exchange.

We are, as always, looking for short fiction and poetry written in English and not published elsewhere prior to submission to us. We will be happy to read personal essays and creative nonfiction with literary merit. We seek writing by residents of the United States and Canada for this issue. We will consider translations only if the translator includes a letter from the author giving permission for the translation and publication in our magazine.

This call for a special issue does not exclude submissions from writers who may not fit the immigrant definition above. We will always find an outstanding poem or story worth publishing. Show us what you have and we will treat it with respect.

We welcome simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We recommend that writers familiarize themselves with FWJ before submitting their work.

Details on submitting are here. 

Submissions for this issue will open on April 15, 2017 and close on June 15, 2017.

* There is no standardized definition of the MENA countries. However, the following countries are often included: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Writing Competition: Talking Writing Prize for Personal Essay

How do you tackle life's Big Questions? This year's Talking Writing Prize spotlights essays on Writing and Faith, a popular annual theme at TW. Writers are welcome to explore a wide range of issues—mortality, belief, culture of origin, atheism—as part of a personal meditation about soul searching through words:

Talking Writing Prize for Personal Essay

Topic: Writing and Faith

Length: up to 2,000 words
Judge: TBD

Enter here.

Entry Fee: $15.00

Award: $500 and publication in Talking Writing

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2017

Poetry Competition: Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize

The annual Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize is now accepting entries. Final judge is Ellen Bass.
$1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third and the top five will be published in Red Wheelbarrow.
Submit up to three original unpublished poems. $10 entry fee.
Deadline is August 15, 2017.
For complete guidelines, go here.
Co-sponsored by Poetry Center San José and Red Wheelbarrow magazine.

Fiction Competition: 2018 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

The 2018 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest is underway!

Online entry form.

In its nearly two centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of great American authors, including Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, and Kurt Vonnegut, among so many others.

Now you have the opportunity to join our illustrious lineup by entering The Saturday Evening Post’s Sixth Annual Great American Fiction Contest.  

“This contest is a tribute to the Post’s legacy of featuring the most renowned American fiction writers,” says Steven Slon, editorial director and associate publisher for The Saturday Evening Post. “Our goal is to continue the tradition of finding and featuring compelling stories and the authors behind them.”

The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $500. Five runners-up will each receive $100 and will also have their stories featured online.

Submission Guidelines
  • Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
  • All stories must be previously unpublished (excluding personal website and/or blog publication).
  • No extreme profanity or graphic sex scenes.
  • All stories must be submitted by their author in print or in Microsoft Word or PDF format with author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.
  • Entries should be character- or plot-driven pieces in any genre of fiction.
  • Think local. The Post has historically played a role in defining what it means to be an American. Your story should in some way touch upon the publication’s mission: Celebrating America — past, present, and future.
  • All entries must be received electronically or be postmarked by July 1, 2017.
  • There is a $10 entry fee, which helps defray a portion of the cost of operating the contest.

Poetry Competition: Two Sylvias Press 2017 Poetry Prize for Full-Length Manuscript

Two Sylvias Press 2017 Poetry Prize for Full-Length Manuscript

We are thrilled to announce our FIRST full-length manuscript prize open to ALL poets!

JUDGE: Diane Seuss

Winner receives:
$1000 and 20 author copies
Manuscript published as both print book and eBook
A vintage inkwell

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Entry Fee: $28.00

You can learn more about our press and see the books we publish here.

Full guidelines.

Some info about our 2017 Two Sylvias Press Poetry Book Prize--

Books published by Two Sylvias Press are perfect-bound with a high-quality matte finish (6" x 9" or 5" x 8").

All US and International Poets welcome to submit.

All manuscript entries will be considered for publication.

Winner will be announced by December, 2017. (Please do not email us for results or the status of your entry prior to Dec. 2017)

Also note, we do not disqualify manuscripts for errors or mistakes. We err on the side of the poet and if we have any questions about your manuscript (i.e. the formatting is displaying incorrectly, we are having trouble opening your file) or if you're missing something we need, we'll contact you.

Please address any questions regarding the contest to:  

twosylviaspressATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Thank you for your support of Two Sylvias Press.

Writing Competition: Bellevue Literary Review

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind.

$1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Rachel Hadas), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Rivka Galchen), $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: TBA).

Deadline July 1. 

Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Submit online.

Submittable link.

Writing Competition and Writer's Seminar: Key West Literary Seminar

Key West Literary Seminar

Three Emerging Writer Awards are presented each year. 

The Marianne Russo Award, the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, and the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award recognize and support writers who possess exceptional talent and demonstrate potential for lasting literary careers. 

Each award is tailored to a particular literary form. The Merrill Award recognizes a poet, while fiction writers may apply for either the Johnson Award (for a short story) or the Russo Award (for a novel-in-progress). 

Winners receive full tuition support for our January Seminar and Workshop Program*, round-trip airfare, lodging, a $500 honorarium, and the opportunity to appear on stage during the Seminar. Runners-up for each award will also be offered financial assistance packages.

Please review the criteria, complete the application form, and upload the required documents via Submittable.

*Winners will be able to attend the Workshop of their choice, even if it is currently full.


Applications must be received by June 30, 2017 (not later than 11:59 pm EDT). Award winners will be notified by November 1.  


Poets and writers of any age who live in the United States and have not yet published a book with a major publisher are eligible to apply. If you have published a book with a small press that has a print run of 500 or so copies, you are still eligible. We reserve the right to make final decisions regarding eligibility.

We will accept only one Emerging Writer Award application per person.

Call for Submissions: Blood Tree Literature

Blood Tree Literature is an up-and-coming online literary journal based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are currently looking for lyrical and resonant works of flash fiction/nonfiction, prose, experimental, and hybrids that push the boundaries of convention and genre. We welcome both published and emerging writers.

Additionally, we are so excited to announce that we are welcoming visual artists to submit art forms including but not limited to: video essays & short films, photo series, fine art collections, graphic design, and each and every variant of these medias. Artwork will be accompanied by a biography and a link (if applicable) to the artist’s website. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to both promote their art through a different medium and draw attention to personal portfolios.

Please send submissions to:

bloodtreelitATyahooDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

to be considered for publication. All submissions must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word or PDF document with page numbers. Please include a cover page stating your name, a brief bio, and your contact information.

The launch of Blood Tree is due this summer. Submissions are rolling.

Thanks so much!

Editor at Blood Tree

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Writing Competition: The Masters Review

Flash fiction contest: The Masters Review 

We're thrilled to announce that The Masters Review has partnered with PEN America and Poets & Writers for our flash fiction contest. 

The winner will be awarded $2000 and published in PEN, with special recognition in Poets & Writers magazine. We're so pleased for this partnership as a way of offering an even larger platform for new writers.

Deadline May 31, 2017

Call for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts: Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications Open for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts

Sundress Publications is opening for submissions of full-length manuscripts. All authors are welcome to submit qualifying manuscripts during our reading period, which runs from May 1st to July 31st, 2017.

We are looking for manuscripts of forty-eight to eighty (48-80) single-spaced pages of poetry; front matter does not count toward your page count. Individual pieces or selections may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Single-author and collaborative author manuscripts will be considered. Manuscripts translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere.

The reading fee is $13 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title. We will also accept nominations for entrants, provided the nominating person either pays the reading fee or makes a qualifying purchase. Authors may submit and/or nominate as many manuscripts as they would like, so long as each is accompanied by a separate reading fee or purchase/pre-order. Entrants and nominators can place book orders or pay submission fees at our store.

All manuscripts will be read by members of our editorial board, and we will choose at least two manuscripts for publication. We strive to further our commitment to diversity and seek to encounter as many unique and important voices as possible. We are actively seeking collections from writers of color, trans and gender-nonconforming writers, writers with disabilities, and others whose voices are underrepresented in literary publishing. Selected manuscripts will be offered a standard publication contract, which includes 25 copies of the published book, as well as any additional copies at cost.

To submit, email your Sundress store receipt for submission fee or book purchase, along with your manuscript (DOC, DOCX, or PDF), to:

sundresspublicationsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Be sure to note both your name and the title of the manuscript in your email header. For those nominating others for our reading period, please include the name of person, as well as an email address; we will solicit the manuscript directly.

A 501(c)3 non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is entirely volunteer-run, publishes chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and hosts a variety of online journals. Although we are conscious of the lack of representation by women writers in literary publishing, we are a non-discriminatory publishing group focused on the creativity of all artists, regardless of race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, education, etc. We are firm believers in fostering artists whose work is worthy of recognition.

To learn more about Sundress, visit our website.

Writing Competition: Crazyhorse

Deadline: July 31, 2017

From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest.

Submit 3 short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website.

First place wins $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered for publication; the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse.

More details here.

Call for Submissions: Ladybug

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Ladybug (for ages 3-6), is looking for fiction, retellings of folktales, creative nonfiction, poems, action rhymes, and proposals for short comics about our scaly, feathered, and furry friends. Send us your lively writing about wild creatures, pets, and animals seen only in your imagination.

Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. We prefer short work for young children (stories may be up to 800 words, poetry up to 20 lines).

If submitting a retelling of a folktale or nonfiction, please include a list of sources and your credentials with your manuscript. 

Submit here

Call for Booklength Fiction: Milkweed Editions

Now Open:
Fiction Submissions

Submissions are open again! Send us your fiction—novels or short stories—now through May 31, 2017. Please plan to submit a query letter along with three opening chapters (of a novel) or three representative stories (of a collection) only.

Please review our complete guidelines before submitting. Browse the books to see what we've been publishing lately.

At Milkweed, we believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world, and we believe that bringing new voices to essential conversations is the clearest path to ensuring a vibrant, diverse, and empowered future.

We can't wait to read your work!

The Editors
Milkweed Editions

Call for Creative Nonfiction on Theme of Starting Over: Creative Nonfiction

Themed Creative Nonfiction issue

Deadline for submissions: June 19, 2017

For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not. 

We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide range of experiences and circumstances. Above all, we are looking for narratives—true stories, rich with scene, character, detail, and a distinctive voice—that offer a fresh interpretation or unique insight into the theme. 

All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market.

Full guidelines/Submit here.

Call for Poetry Submissions on Tundras: Glass: A Journal of Poetry

Glass: A Journal of Poetry is accepting submissions for a special issue, guest edited by Rosebud Ben-Oni, called Tundras. Full details and guidelines can be found here.

About the special issue:

In a new international study, life in the Arctic is at a perilous crossroads: "Some Arctic waters are already becoming dead zones bereft of oxygen. Lakes are collapsing as permafrost beneath them melts." While the president is going after NASA's climate researchers although they continue to publish and share their findings, the current U.S. administration has also taken words like ice and voice, and maligned them with xenophobic, hateful rhetoric.

Guest editor Rosebud Ben-Oni and Glass Poetry Press invite poets to take back these words, to tell us of their sensory of snow, their winter year(s), the depths and lengths of the times they were, or had to remain, under sheets frozen and partially-obscured. Tell us what you managed to grow in your tundras, what you discovered in the days where little light reached, where light was (is) cut short. What voices you hear in the ice. How it feels to stand on ground that could so easily melt away. We invite you to interpret this any way you like.

Submissions for this special issue of Glass: A Journal of Poetry will be considered from April 7, 2017 through May 31, 2017.

Tundras is scheduled for publication in September, 2017. 

About the guest editor:

Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a CantoMundo Fellow. She was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan, a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a graduate of the Women's Work Lab at New Perspectives Theater in NYC. She is the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), a contributor to The Conversant and an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Her work appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, The Journal, among others. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog, and recently joined the Creative Writing faculty at UCLA Extension's Writers' Program. She lives in New York City with her husband.

Thanks and we look forward to reading your poetry.

Anthony Frame
editor, Glass: A Journal of Poetry

Writing Competition: Sweet: A Literary Confection

Sweet: A Literary Confection is running its first annual Flash Essay Contest. The journal is in its ninth year of publication, and our previous issues have featured nonfiction authors like Brenda Miller, Dinty Moore, and Patrick Madden.

The contest closes on June 25, 2017. The winner will receive $500, publication in Sweet 10.1, and 20 copies of their essay bound into a hand-stitched chapbook.

The entry fee is $10, and submissions are accepted through our Submittable page, where you can also find more details about the contest.

We look forward to reading your work!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Here is another excerpt from my video interview with the Author Learning Center. In this segment, I discuss researching my novel, Blood of a Stone. Enjoy!

Call for Novel Excerpts: Embark

Embark, a new literary journal designed for novelists, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue! Giving novelists a chance to share their works-in-progress with fellow writers and readers, Embark will feature exclusively the openings of unpublished novels. Submit your first pages (2,500-4,000 words) and a brief author's statement.

To be considered for the inaugural issue, you must submit by June 15.

For more information, please see our website.

Poetry Chapbook Competition: Midwest Chapbook Contest

Midwest Chapbook Contest (through The Laurel Review/Greentower Press)
Ends on June 1, 2017 

$15.00 USD

All submissions must be received between April 1, 2017 and June 1, 2017. We are looking for a chapbook-length collection of poems: 25 – 35 pages.

Please include a cover letter with name, address, email address, and manuscript title.

Manuscripts will be read blind. Please do not include your name anywhere in the manuscript.

In addition to the publication of the chapbook, the contest winner will be invited to give a reading at Northwest Missouri State University as part of the University’s Visiting Writers Series. Travel expenses, lodging and an honorarium of $250 will be provided.

Reading fee also entitles you a one-year subscription to The Laurel Review. Subscription will be enacted for address provided in the cover letter.

Please submit manuscript via Submittable.

Writing Competition: BOA Short Fiction Prize

Since its founding in 2010, the BOA Short Fiction Prize has been awarded to six of the most exciting and unique voices in American fiction. As with all BOA fiction titles, our prize-winning short story collections are more concerned with the artfulness of writing than the twists and turns of plot. It is our belief that short story writing is a valuable and underserved literary form that we are proud to support, nurture, and celebrate.

Winner Receives:
Book publication by BOA Editions in spring 2019
$1,000 honorarium

Contest Period: April 1 – May 31, 2017

*Submission fee: $25

*Please note that submission fees allow us to offer a $1,000 honorarium and also offset the cost of publishing and promoting the winning collection. As a non-profit literary publishing house, we understand that submission fees can be difficult to accommodate. Please know that 100% of your fee will go toward supporting the publication of an excellent short story collection and to supporting BOA’s mission to bring the highest quality literature into the world. All submissions will be personally read, reviewed, and considered by BOA Publisher Peter Conners, founder and sole editor of BOA’s short fiction series. Manuscripts that do not win the contest are still eligible for publication by BOA.

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions are invited only through Submittable or post mail. We do not have the staff capacity to read or respond to manuscripts that are submitted by email.

Submit one copy of the manuscript and the $25 entry fee between April 1 and May 31, 2017.

For complete submission information, go here.

Call for Submissions: cahoodaloodaling

Issue #24 – Solitude’s Spectrum
Guest Editor James H. Duncan

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” —Hemingway

Solitude—whether alone on the road in a car, train, motel room, or a forest trail, or even secluded and tucked away in your home, whether it’s a welcomed moment of peacefulness or a lonely state of despair—times of solitude shape us, recharge us, and break us down to our essence. Sometimes we choose to step away from the world. Sometimes the world breaks us and casts us aside. In those moments alone, if we make the choice to continue and create, true artists are born. We cross a border we cannot uncross and heal through our words, finding ourselves—and sometimes finding new selves in the process. As Hemingway said, sometimes we’re strong in those broken places, and sometimes we’re not. Sometimes that jagged broken part affects us forever afterward.

This fall issue we are interested in capturing both the positive, reaffirming pieces about solitude along with those that reveal pain, heartbreak, and introspection. We seek to investigate those breaking point moments, those halting discoveries, those empowered decisions that compel us to walk away from the world and to let the silt settle in the pool of water in our soul. Whether you enjoy locking yourself away or you had to in order to save yourself from hell, we want to hear how these moments lead to creative revelations and re-energized focus, or how they still haunt you to this day.

Submissions due 9/9/17. Issue live 10/31/17. Read guidelines for submissions here.

Call for Essay Submissions on Religious Diversity: INTER

Call for Submissions: Personal Essays on Religious Diversity in America

INTER is a digital magazine of stories, ideas and art exploring unprecedented religious diversity in America. Religion is currently at the center of some of our most important public and political conversations. Admits the tumult are millions of people of every faith, tradition and worldview living and working in the U.S. We want to bring individual stories to the fore. We want to challenge stereotypes and give readers a chance to rethink their assumptions about everyone from Atheists to Mormons to Zoroastrians.

Learn more about our editorial themes and submit a 1,000 to 1,500 word personal essay here.

INTER also accepts video, photography, and art. We primarily feature Millennial and Gen Z voices, but are open to submissions from everyone. Contributors are paid. Submissions accepted year-round.

Paula Carter
Editorial Manager
Interfaith Youth Core

Call for Submissions: Overwatch Press: The Literary Journal of the Military Experience

Overwatch Press: The Literary Journal of the Military Experience is now accepting submissions 

An average of 20 veterans per day take their own lives while waiting for proper medical care. Many suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder and have never been provided with a creative outlet to share their stories and stresses. If Overwatch Press can prevent just one warrior from taking their own life by providing that creative outlet, our mission will be a success.

Overwatch Press: The Literary Journal of the Military Experience is now accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and original art work, from both veteran and civilian writers and artists. For more information about our press or for our submission guidelines please visit our website.

Call for Submissions: Four Ties Lit Review

Deadline: June 16, 2017

Four Ties Lit Review is accepting submissions of art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic story telling from May 5th until June 16th for Issue VI Volume I. This year’s issue has an inclusive topic (not a theme): “Work.” Send any related submission.

Four Ties Lit Review is an independent literary online magazine publishing annually. We are committed to the idea that creative writing and graphic arts are forms of expression that are essential to a thriving modern culture. We aim to publish writing and art that appeals to the widest range of readers, but is still intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

Submit your work here.

Call for Poetry Submissions to Anthology about Donuts: Terrapin Books

Call for Submissions for an anthology of donut poems is open April 1 thru May 31.

Guidelines at our website.

No fee.

Payment is one copy of book.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Poetry Submissions: Heron Tree

Heron Tree, a poetry journal online, is open for submissions through June 1, 2017. We read and make decisions on a rolling basis, so the sooner you send, the sooner your work will be read!
Accepted poems will be published on the site and collected in a free, downloadable ebook.
Submission guidelines are posted here, and you can read a little about what we're drawn to here.

Writing Competition: The Autumn House Press Contests

The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2017.
To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. When submitting, note the following:
• All finalists will be considered for publication.
• Poetry submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages, Fiction & Nonfiction 200-300 pages.
• Contest results will be announced on our website.
• Please include with manuscript: Cover letter with all current contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address), table of contents, acknowledgments of previously published poems, and SASE.
• Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
• All entries must be clearly marked “Poetry Prize,” "Fiction Prize," or "Nonfiction Prize," on the outside envelope.
Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.
• Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:
Autumn House Press
PO Box 5486
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with previous Autumn House publications before submitting. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important writers of their generation. Many of our past winners have been first-book authors. We encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit; it is our goal at Autumn House to develop a rich and varied literary tradition.
For further questions:
infoATautumnhouseDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

The judges for the 2017 contest are:
Poetry: Alberto Ríos
Fiction: Amina Gautier
Nonfiction: Alison Hawthorne Deming

Call for Submissions: Milk Journal

Milk Journal is now open for submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual artwork! To familiarize yourself with the type of work we like, we recommend reading our past issues, available on our website.

Poetry: Send up to 5 poems in a single document.
Prose: Send a single story of up to 5,000 words. Flash pieces should not exceed 250 words.
Nonfiction: Send a single piece of up to 5,000 words.
Artwork: Any type of visual art (photography, drawing, painting, graphic design) will be considered. Please send up to 5 pieces.

All submissions should be directed to:

milkjournalofficialATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Please visit our website for further submission guidelines and information about our mission statement. Our deadline is June 30th, 2017. Please allow up two two months before inquiring regarding submission status.

Writing Competition: Howling Bird Press

Howling Bird Press invites submissions to its book prize in poetry, with a deadline of June 30.

The press welcomes innovative, original manuscripts from established and emerging authors. The competition is open to all writers in English, whether published or unpublished.

Author of the winning manuscript receives a cash award of $1,000, book publication in 2018, and distribution by Small Press Distribution. 

Manuscripts should be between 60 to 80 pages long and accompanied by a $25 entry fee. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please read full guidelines and submit your work here.

Call for Creative Nonfiction Submissions: The Chaos

Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Chaos is an online journal of creative nonfiction. We're seeking submissions for our summer 2017 issue from emerging and established writers. We are drawn to narrative, personal essays rooted in scene. Show, don't tell.

Send us your best work. 500-7000 words. 

Visit our website for additional guidelines and to submit.

Call for Submissions: Broken Ribbon

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon is seeking submissions to its inaugural edition. The journal will go to print in December of 2017, and will publish certain features online throughout the year. All accepted contributors receive two copies of the journal, and promotion via our outreach platforms. We accept works of any form, genre, or art style. We seek short stories and poems that are raw, honest, gritty—from any world, planet, time period, reality, or dimension. We look for works that make us pause or produce an emotion in the reader.

There is a $3 processing fee for all general submissions. 

To read the full submission guidelines, please go here.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Gyroscope Review

We invite submissions of contemporary poetry for our summer issue of Gyroscope Review. Our current reading period is open until June 15, 2017. Submissions must come through Submittable.

Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting. You may find our guidelines here.   We are also listed on Duotrope.

Gyroscope Review publishes four times per year and is now available in print as well as online. Founded in 2015, it is edited by Constance Brewer and Kathleen Cassen Mickelson.

Call for Submissions of Creative Non-fiction: Ben Bulben Books

Jane Austen creative non-fiction anthology - call for submissions 

Ben Bulben Books has opened a call for submissions for a new creative non-fiction anthology inspired by the life or works of Jane Austen.

Entry is free and open to all.

Deadline is 15 June 2017.

All authors included in the anthology will receive two free hard copies of the book. All work must be original, factually accurate, and previously unpublished. We’re open to all types of original nonfiction, from reportage to opinion and personal essay to memoir.

The maximum word length is 7,000 words. There is no minimum. We are happy to consider micro-essays of 100 words. Multiple entries are welcome.

Submissions should be emailed to:

editorATbenbulbenbooksDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

by June 15th, 2017 together with a short biography (no more than 200 words, which may include a link to one of the author’s social media profiles and/or the author’s website). The editors’ decision is final.

Call for Submissions of Plays: Boog Poets Theater

Boog Poets Theater
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
On Day 3 of the 11th annual Welcome to Boog City Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film Festival

Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A
New York City

Open reading period for submissions of plays.

New playwrights / underrepresented voices encouraged, all welcome

Pieces should be no more than 15 minutes long (under 15 pages long).

Be sure to put title, your name, address, phone, and email address on cover sheet.

Deadline May 31, 2017.

E-mail plays (as attachments) and inquiries to Joel Allegretti, Poets Theater curator at:

poetstheaterAToutlookDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Friday, April 28, 2017

Interview with the Author Learning Center: Developing Characters

In February, I was interviewed by the Author Learning Center for their ongoing series on the craft and business of fiction. That full interview is now live on their site. You can watch a short clip here, where I discuss character development.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Book Sale!

The publisher who published my short story in the anthology, Debris & Detritus, is participating with #BookSweeps in a great promotion! You can purchase any of these 14 featured anthologies for $2.99!

If you enjoy speculative fiction, fantasy, or romance, this is a deal! Check it out!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Call for Submissions and Writing Competitions: Profane

Profane is currently open for submissions. Our reading period runs through July 31st.

In addition to accepting poetry, nonfiction, and fiction submissions, we're also running both a nonfiction and fiction contest this year.

The Profane Nonfiction Prize ($1,000) is being judged by Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses (out now from Sarabande Books).

Entry Fee: $10.00

Deadline: July 31, 2017

The Profane Fiction Prize ($1,000) is being judged by Devin Murphy, author of the forthcoming novel The Boat Runner (due out in August from Harper Perennial).

Entry Fee: $10.00

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Entrants are permitted to submit up to 2 pieces per submissions in each contest, up to 7,500 cumulative words.

For more details and guidelines about the contests, or for more info about the journal itself, check out our website.

Among other things, all of our past issues can be read on our site for free.

Patrick Chambers
Editor, Profane

Call for Long-form Submissions: Hayden's Ferry Review

Hayden’s Ferry Review Current Call: Issue 62, "The Long Issue"
At its best, long-form writing is an exacting exhibition of skill demanding sustained attention from a reader. In Issue 62, Hayden’s Ferry Review will celebrate the skill of extended writing. We invite submissions of prose which defy the bounds of the short-story, perhaps a novella, and poetry in any form which develops a scope and complexity that cannot be contained in just a few pages.
Novella in Latin means “new things” and so we invite prose in both fiction and nonfiction that longs to show us something new, to introduce us to an experience we have never had before. We invite the risk takers, and the traditionalists. We are looking for the novella we can’t stop thinking about.
Poets, we ask you to give us a poem with complexity, with scope, which is ambitious in the effort to express itself and skilled in its execution. We are looking for the poems we want to climb into and which hold us in suspension such that we do not want to emerge.
We will be accepting your novellas, poems, and translations until December 1st, 2017. Please keep prose submissions between 35 and 70 pages, double-spaced, TNR 12pt. typeface; and poetry between 5 and 50 pages (total poetry submission length not to exceed 50 pages. That 50 pages may contain 1-5 poems). Translations and international submissions should follow the same guidelines. (As we have so few available pages for this issue, we do ask for early submissions rather than delayed or last-minute submissions if at all possible.)
We accept prose (both fiction and nonfiction), poetry, translations, and visual art.
To submit, please visit our submittable page.

Call for Poetry Submissions to Anthology: The Book of 21st Century Forms

Have you written a bop? A golden shovel or a specular? A pecha kucha or a gram of &s? Invented a form of your own? Send us your best original poems in a form invented or rediscovered in the new millennium for consideration for an anthology that will collect together all of these divergent poetic forms. Email up to 3 poems along with a brief biographical note [and instructions if it's an invented form] to:

thebookof21stcenturyformsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Editors Sharon Dolin and Ravi Shankar will make all final decisions and submissions will be accepted by Sept. 30th, 2017.

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Sliver of Stone 

Sliver of Stone's 14th issue is now available online.

We are a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe.

Authors featured in the current issue include Jan Becker, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, and Ashley Jones. Artwork by Allen Forrest and Kevin Perkins.

Check out our past contributors, such as Lynne Barrett, Kim Barnes, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Barbara Hamby, Allison Joseph, J. Michael Lennon, Dinty W. Moore, Matthew Sharpe, and many talented others. Past interviews with Paul D. Brazill, Janet Burroway, Edwidge Danticat, Beverly Donofrio, Dean Koontz, K.A. Laity, Susan Orlean, Les Standiford, José Ignacio Valenzuela, and Mark Vonnegut.

We're now looking for submissions for our 15th issue!

DEADLINE: July 15, 2017

Call for Audio Submissions of Lullabies: Flock: A Literary Journal

Call for Audio Submissions: Lullabies 

Flock: A Literary Journal

Flock literary journal is teaming up with EAT Audio Magazine to release a digital album of lullabies. We are looking for new lullabies, experimental lullabies, spoken word, percussion, etc – any audio project with a lullaby spirit. Traditional lullabies and revisions to traditional lullabies are also welcome, so long as the submitter shows that the original is in the public domain.

Artists should submit no more than 1 lullaby. Please include a document or cover letter containing any lyrics. For non-English language lyrics, please include words in the original language as well as translated into English. We will consider audio up to 7 minutes in length, though expect most accepted pieces will fall in the 3-4 minute range. Audio should be submitted in Mp3 format, and artists should have a WAV file on hand in case the submission is accepted.
The Editors at Flock

Call for Submissions: 500 Miles Magazine

500 Miles Magazine seeking submissions for Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

500 Miles Magazine is a new publication for writers who create work a little outside the mainstream. We enjoy the funny, the experimental, and the generally well written. We are currently seeking submissions in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

We have a rolling submission process. Submissions will be reviewed by Danielle Lowery, Emily Wartella, and Kait Goodwin. No bio or cover-letter is required.

Please copy and paste your work into the body of your email to:

500milesmagazineATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

If your submission is accepted we will ask for your bio. Submissions are free.

Please view our submissions guidelines here.

Writing Competition: The Baltimore Review

The Baltimore Review Summer Contest.

The theme for The Baltimore Review’s summer contest is “Monsters.” Monsters on the inside. Monsters on the outside. Or both. With empathy or antipathy. Legendary monsters or monsters from your imagination. Do not be afraid.

Submit your poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction to our Submittable Contest category. Three winners will be selected from among all entries. All submissions considered for publication.

Prizes are $500, $200, and $100.

Entry fee is $10. Final judge: Jane Satterfield.

Deadline: May 31, 2017.

For more information, visit our website.

Writing Competition: 2017 Backwaters Prize

Backwaters Prize

The 2017 Backwaters Prize is now open for submissions! This year's judge is Bob Hicok. The winner receives $2,500 plus book publication and 30 copies. Previous winners include Kim Garcia, Katharine Whitcomb, Zeina Hashem Beck, Susan Elbe, and Mary Jo Thompson.

The entry is $30, and the deadline is May 31st.

Read more about the press at our website.

Submit your poetry manuscript here.

Call for Poetry Submissions to Anthology: US 20

US 20 Anthology Poetry Anthology—

Submit 1-3 poems by May 15, 2017 to:

US20anthoATfoothillspublishingDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Charlie Rossiter & Michael Czarnecki (eds) are looking for poems that relate to US 20 and the regions it travels through. The work does not have to be specifically about the highway but should in some way connect with one of the following themes and be related to the vicinity of US 20 - travel, automobiles, history, natural world, businesses, communities, personal experience. Route 20 does not have to be mentioned in the work.

Maximum 34 lines each, including stanza breaks. Poems longer than 34 lines will not be considered. Poems can be previously published. By submitting you confirm that you have the rights to your poem. Please include acknowledgment of first publication. For more details/info, go here.

Happy Earth Day 2017!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Writing Competition for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Ages 18-30: Arch Street Press

Arch Street Press is pleased to present its annual prize for America’s best college writer. The Arch Street Prize is designed to stimulate interest in writing and to promote today’s extraordinary young writers. The contest is open to any undergraduate or graduate student between the ages of 18 and 30 who has not previously had a book published. Arch Street Press offers each winner a standard book contract for a future work, together with a mentoring program and $1,000 cash prize.

The manuscript must be a work of nonfiction or fiction that does not exceed 10,000 words.The contest deadline is May 31, 2017.


Include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and the title of your manuscript.

Put your name on the cover sheet only; to ensure that every manuscript finalist is evaluated with the utmost fairness, all manuscripts are submitted to the judges without any identifying material.

Arch Street Press accepts both email (preferred):  

contactATarchstreetpressDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

and postal mail submissions. Manuscripts may be mailed to:
Robert Rimm, Managing Editor
Arch Street Press
1122 County Line Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

For full contest details, please visit our website.

Writing Competition: C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis Essay Contest

The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis announces an essay contest, in conjunction with our upcoming 2017 Jung in the Heartland conference, on the theme of Memories, Dreams, Sensualities.
Both contest and conference offer an opportunity to join in community through the sharing of how Jungian ideas unfold in our lived experience. We are looking for personal essays that add something unique to the conversation. We would love to read about a significant dream, memory, or sensual experience that led you down an interesting path.
Winners will have the opportunity to read their essays at our conference in October 2017.
1st prize: $1000
2nd prize: $500
3rd prize: $250
Submission deadline: May 1, 2017
Entry fee: $10.00
Full details here.

Writing Competition: Noemi Press

Noemi's Annual Poetry and Prose Contest is officially open!

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for one book-length poetry collection and one book-length work of prose.

The editors will judge anonymously. The entry fee is $25, and the final date for entry is May 1.

Entry link.

Noemi Press
PO Box 3489

Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003

Call for Nonfiction Submissions to Anthology: How the Light Gets In

Deadline: August 1, 2017

The anthology, How the Light Gets In, is seeking nonfiction that explores the unique challenges and unexpected rewards of parenting with a mental illness. We are looking for contributors from all walks of life with varying diagnoses.

Likewise, we are looking for essays from any point on the parenting timeline—from the decision to have a child, to the sleep deprived early years, to the hormonally fueled teenage years, to helping children navigate adulthood.

Previously published work accepted. Max word count ~10,000.

For more information, please visit our website

Call for Submissions: Gris-Gris

Submissions accepted year-round.

Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects.

Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. 

For full submission guidelines, visit our website.

Call for Humor: FunnyInFiveHundred

Submissions accepted year-round. dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. We are seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), and humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine).

Submissions are accepted year-round. Go here to submit your work.

Call for Submissions: The Capra Review

Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Capra Review is an online literary magazine of obsessions, preoccupations, and secrets. Our last four issues have included work from emerging and established writers and artists, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist and a Whiting Writers' Award winner.

Visit our site, read our issues, and send your best work to:

thecaprareviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please don’t send multiple submissions for written work.

Fiction: short stories and stand-alone novel excerpts.

Nonfiction: memoirs, personal essays and narratives.

Art: Photo essays, photographic series of paintings, collages and sculptures, short films and animation.

For complete guidelines, visit our website.

Writing Competition: Sweet: A Literary Confection

Sweet: A Literary Confection is running its first annual Flash Essay Contest. The journal is in its ninth year of publication, and our previous issues have featured nonfiction authors like Brenda Miller, Dinty Moore, and Patrick Madden.

The contest closes on June 25, 2017. The winner will receive $500, publication in Sweet 10.1, and 20 copies of their essay bound into a hand-stitched chapbook.

The entry fee is $10, and submissions are accepted through our Submittable page, where you can also find more details about the contest.

We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions: Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine – Call for Submissions

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine is adding short fiction as a regular feature. We are currently accepting fiction submissions up to 1,000 words. We will publish one story every week in addition to our short poetry and art.

Our new guidelines may be found here.

We send two or three author newsletters annually describing our current needs, developments, and workshop opportunities.

Interested individuals may learn more here.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Call for Submissions from Women in New York State to Anthology: Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting

Call for Submissions from Female Writers in New York State
Deadline: May 31, 2017

Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting is seeking first-person, present-tense TRUE stories giving voice to the author’s mother or grandmother born before World War II.

Submit a compelling true narrative, from your foremother’s perspective, to be published no later than December 31, 2017 in a printed anthology of approximately 15 stories. Featured authors will receive a copy of the book with the opportunity to buy additional copies at cost. They’ll also be invited to participate in a writing seminar and book launch party in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Chosen submissions will:
· tell an interesting true story in her first-person voice about a certain time in her life before she becomes a wife and/or mother (not a biographical sketch or chronology).
· showcase how she asserts herself at a time when women’s voices are often silenced.
· showcase her success against the odds and/or her frustration with unrealized dreams and aspirations.
· follow literary conventions and demonstrate an excellent command of the English language.

· Electronic submissions only.
· No previously published work.
· Verification of factual data may be requested to confirm nonfiction narrative.
· Simultaneous submissions welcome if withdrawn immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
· While the author must be a resident of New York State, the foremother’s location is not limited.

Review specific guidelines here.

This project is made possible by Saratoga Arts with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Call for Submissions: NonBinary Review and Zoetic Press

NonBinary Review wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen.
Literary forms are changing as we use technology and typography to find new ways to tell stories—we love work that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre, and we're entranced by that which we cannot easily describe.
Each issue will focus on a single theme. Upcoming themes:
Issue #13: - Urban Legends and Rumors 
Guest Editor: Kolleen Carney (editor in chief of Drunk Monkeys)
(closes 5/1/2017)
Guest Editor: Carina Bissett (editor for Timeless Tales)
(closes 7/31/2017)
*  *  *  *
Zoetic Press is also putting together an anthology due out winter 2017. NOTE: This anthology is NOT RELATED to NonBinary Review. Its pay structure is different than NonBinary Review's.
The past few years have brought the injustices suffered by people of color into sharp relief. Not just because people of color are being victimized and killed, but because when people of color rightly bring attention to the realities of their situation, they are shouted down by white people, and their experiences erased. 
This puts people of color in a better position than anyone to write about dystopian futures, and we want to hear about those futures. Take the events of the present to their logical conclusion. Introduce a new catastrophe that makes things worse, if possible. Tell us about the superpowers we will have to develop to survive. Tell us the story of our future with yourself as the lead character.
This anthology will be open only to people of color.
Lise Quintana
Publisher, Zoetic Press

Call for Submissions from Veterans to Anthology: Sex, Drugs, and Copenhagen

So Say We All, a San Diego-based 501c3 literary arts non-profit, is accepting submissions for its newest Incoming anthology, "Sex, Drugs, and Copenhagen." We are accepting submissions from veterans, veteran family members, and interpreters who served with the US armed forces, for non-fiction stories and poems related to coping mechanisms the author partook in during deployment or the reintegration in civilian life. This can include but is in no way limited to affairs, violating protocol in the name of escapism, mental health vacations, shore leave / R&R adventures, emergency sex, adopting a base cat, or any other other interesting story that came from actions taken to alleviate boredom and preserve sanity during one’s service. We’re interested in any interpretation you might take on the theme, so feel free to surprise us.

We hope in choosing this topic that we’re able to offer veteran writers a chance to consider their service through humor, absurdism, and surrealism if they find it appropriate (though all takes on the theme are welcome), and provide our readers insights into the lesser-talked about inglorious aspects of service: the tricks and tales of what people have to do to endure boredom, loneliness, heartbreak, stress, trauma, and all the other human conflicts that undermine the all-consuming need to remain "effective". Active duty writers concerned about negatively affecting their careers are welcome to submit under a pen name. We get it.

Veterans of all branches and generations, active duty service members, military family members, and interpreters are welcome to submit non-fiction works up to 7,000 words in length or less. Previously published work is welcome as long as you indicate in your cover letter where the work received its first publication. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Contributors will receive a contributor copy by mail and request to perform on our NPR radio series by the same name. 

You can learn more about our previous volume, Returning Home, read reviews, and hear stories from previous contributors here.

Submissions can be sent (no fee) via our Submittable link.
We look forward to reading your work!

- So Say We All


Justin Hudnall
Executive Director
So Say We All

Email questions to:

justinhudnallATsosayweallonlineDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Submissions: 3Elements Review

3Elements Review is still reading for Issue 15: Yard Sale, Temple, Visitation. All three elements must be used in every work of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one element. Our mission is to spark creativity!
Our content is almost always 100% unsolicited, and we nominate for Pushcart, Best of the Net, and other awards. We have published new and well-known writers and artists from around the world, and we do not charge a reading fee for regular submissions. Expedited and feedback options are also available.
Deadline: April 30. Issue will be released July 1.
More information here.
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Writing Competition: The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award

The Tillie Olsen Short Story Award hopes to read your best story under 5K words between February 25–April 30, 2017. The winner receives $500 and publication. All entries considered for publication. Submissions accepted via Submittable. All judging done blind. Entrants receive a one-year ebook subscription to The Tishman Review.

Entry fee: $15 

Final Judge: Linda LeGarde Grover. Grover is the author of the award-winning short story collection The Dance Boots and novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass. She is a professor of American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.

Entry information here.

Call for Submissions: CONSEQUENCE Magazine

CONSEQUENCE Magazine seeks submissions for special Tenth Anniversary Issue dedicated to work by women and those identifying as women.

We welcome fiction, nonfiction, poetry and translations on the culture and consequences of war.

We’re pleased to announce we compensate writers for their work in our print publication. Poetry: $25 per page. Prose: $10 per page ($250 maximum). Translations $15 per page ($250 maximum).

Reading period: March 1- September 30.

Guidelines here.

Poetry Competition: Laux/Millar Poetry Prize

Just over 6 weeks remain to submit to the inaugural Laux/Millar Poetry Prize, named for Raleigh Review founding board members Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar. 
· Entry fee: $15, which includes a copy of the Fall 2017 issue of Raleigh Review
· The Raleigh Review poetry staff will serve as preliminary judges
· The judges of the finalists will be Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar
· First Prize includes $500 and publication in the Fall 2017 issue
· Finalists will receive standard $10 payment along with publication
· Honorable Mentions will be considered for publication and standard payment
· All Finalists and Honorable Mentions will receive a 1-year subscription to Raleigh Review
The contest is open now through May 15, 2017. For more details and to submit, visit the contest page here.

Writing Competition: 2017 Sequestrum Editor's Reprint Award

Sequestrum Editor's Reprint Award FINAL MONTH
Sequestrum is accepting submissions for our third annual Editor's Reprint Award! Over $500 will be awarded to previously-published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. For complete guidelines, go here.
Contest Guidelines:
Open to reprints of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in any original format (electronic or print).
Prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry will be judged separately, with one first-prize winner for each genre.
One first-prize winner in each genre will receive $200 plus publication.
Minimum one runner-up prize per genre including publication and payment.
Deadline April 30.
Finalists listed on the site.
$15 entry fee.
Include the name and email address of the original publisher in your cover letter.
Length and subject are open.
Submit via our online submission system.
Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis.
Multiple submissions allowed.
No identifying information should be on your manuscript.
Not previously published? No problem! We're always accepting general submissions.
About Sequestrum:
We average 2,500+ readers a month, keep our archives open at pay-what-you-can subscriptions, are a paying market, and pair all our publications with stunning visual arts created by outside artists or our staff. Our contributors range from award-winning novelists and poets (with other works featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, many other university periodicals, and Best American Anthologies) to emerging voices and first-time writers.
We're proud of our little plot on the literary landscape and the writers and artists we share it with. Come see why.

Writing Competition: Autumn House Press

The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). 
The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2017. To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. When submitting, note the following:

• All finalists will be considered for publication.
• Poetry submissions should be approximately 50-80 pages, Fiction & Nonfiction 200-300 pages.
• Contest results will be announced on our website.
• Please include with manuscript: Cover letter with all current contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address), table of contents, acknowledgments of previously published poems, and SASE.
• Autumn House Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts.
• All entries must be clearly marked “Poetry Prize,” "Fiction Prize," or "Nonfiction Prize," on the outside envelope.
Thirty dollar handling fee (check or money order) must be enclosed.
Send manuscript and $30.00 fee to:
Autumn House Press
PO Box 5486
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with previous Autumn House publications before submitting. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important writers of their generation. Many of our past winners have been first-book authors. We encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit; it is our goal at Autumn House to develop a rich and varied literary tradition.
For further questions, feel free to email us at:
infoATautumnhouseDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) 
The judges for the 2017 contest are:
Poetry: Alberto Ríos
Fiction: Amina Gautier
Nonfiction: Alison Hawthorne Deming
Alison Taverna Assistant Editor
Autumn House Press
5530 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 381-4261