Saturday, November 18, 2017

Call for Submissions: 2018 True Holiday Stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul is currently calling for submissions for their 2018 collection of holiday stories.  They exclusively publish true stories, with a uniquely emotional component that connects with the reader. Poetry is also welcome.

Submission Guidelines:

People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the funny things too: the ugly holiday sweaters, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, the re-gifting embarrassments and the fruit cake disasters. Please be sure your stories are “Santa safe” so we don’t spoil the magic for any precocious young readers."

Pay: $200 per story or $100 per devotional plus contributor copies. Authors retain copyright to their work.

Length: Up to 1200 words for prose. Poetry is open line count.

Deadline: Jan. 10, 2018

Submit your work here

Call for Fiction: Five Willows Literary Review

Five Willows Literary Review, an online journal based in Seattle, WA, is open for fiction submissions. First established in 2013 by poet and ABA winner Koon Woon, Five Willows is again open for submissions. We are looking for original voices, untold tales, and tasty stories. Send us your work, up to 3000 words. For longer pieces, please send a query.

Send submissions to:

fivewillowslitreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Deadline for the Winter 2018 edition is 12/31/17.

We look forward to reading your material.

Scholarships for Poetry Classes and Workshops: The University of Arizona Poetry Center

Announcing Spring 2018 Classes & Workshops and Scholarship Opportunities

The Poetry Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 season of classes and workshops, an exciting mix of generative poetry studios, lively workshops, and rigorous writing seminars in both poetry and prose. Registration opens for all of our classes on December 13, 2017 at 9:00am.


We're also thrilled to be able to continue to offer four need-based full scholarships for the spring. The Campau/Inman scholarships program covers the full tuition cost of a course offered in the Classes & Workshops program.

The scholarships are valued anywhere from $60 (for a single-session craft class) to $196 (for a six-week workshop), according to recipient interest. Application is simple, and any community member is eligible to apply for a scholarship if they can attest to personal financial need. Selection is by lottery.

Applications open November 15th, and the deadline is set for December 6, so please spread the word to working writers for whom tuition would otherwise be a prohibitive financial strain.

Writing Fellowships: Fine Arts Work Center

Fellowships: Fine Arts Work Center

Deadline: December 1, 2017 

Our Fellows have gone on to win every major national writing award, including the National Book Award, eight Pulitzer Prizes, and dozens of Guggenheim Fellowships.

Since 1968, FAWC writing Fellowships have provided poets and fiction writers with the time, space, and support needed to work on their first books. In the past five years alone, recent Fellows have gone on to receive Stegner Fellowships, the Rome Prize, Whiting Foundation awards, the Rona Jaffe Award, and numerous publication contracts.

Next year, ten emerging writers* (five poets and five fiction writers) will join them.

To Apply:

Submit 15 pages of poetry or 35 pages of fiction, along with a CV, optional personal statement, and $50 application fee. Application available here.

For more information, see fawc.org, or contact Sophia Starmack, Fellowship Writing Coordinator, at:

sstarmackATfawcDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

*FAWC defines "emerging writers" as those who have not yet published a full-length creative work in any genre. See website for complete guidelines.

Call for Craft Essays on Poetry for Anthology: Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets

Call for Submissions - New Anthology of Essays from Black Lawrence Press

Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets

Abstract:
Poetry manuals, at their most essential, are aimed at demystifying aspects of poetry (especially for beginner poets) in order to make poets’ journeys easier and less daunting. Such manuals are also reminders that poetry itself is a discipline with a landscape and a history.


With this anthology, we aim to build on the long body of work in this tradition by bringing a number of established and emerging poets together in a single volume to welcome new and beginner poets to the art. Multiple voices, we believe, are essential to the poet’s journey.

Call for Submissions:
  • Black Lawrence Press is now accepting submissions for a new anthology of essays.
  • Poets in the United States and abroad are encouraged to submit essays aimed at welcoming new and beginner poets to the discipline of poetry.
  • Contributors are encouraged to provide anecdotes and advice, instructions and suggestions, fun exercises and crazy ideas, or individual failures and encouraging words, in order to better prepare new poets for the long journey through poetry.
Essays should be between 700-5000 words on any of the following broad themes (other themes will be considered):
1. First Words
2. Poetry Workshop
3. The Poet’s Journey
4. Family & Work
5. The Poet in the World
Essays can be creative or academic. However, they have to be accessible since they are also for a general audience.

Previously published essays are welcome. Contributors will receive a copy of the anthology as payment.

Abayomi Animashaun, will serve as editor. Please contact him at:


abayo.animashaunATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

with questions.

Submissions will be accepted via Submittable.

Deadline for Submission is November 30, 2017.

Call for Submissions to Anthology: Shhhh...Murder!

Call for Submissions: Shhhh… Murder!

 Scheduled for release in late spring of next year and timed for summer reading, this anthology will feature cozy to cozy-noir stories featuring libraries and librarians. Extra points will be shamelessly awarded to writers with personal ties to libraries.

The submission period for this anthology runs from November 1st to February 28th, upon the last stroke of midnight, Pacific Standard Time.

We are looking for stories from 2500 to 5000 words, but will consider stories outside that range, at our discretion. Contributors will share equally fifty percent of the royalties received. We expect between fifteen and twenty stories to be accepted and are aiming at a volume length of around eighty-five thousand words, and around two-hundred and thirty pages—all dependent, obviously, upon the length of the material chosen.

We will accept work previously published, provided it was not published after May of 2017, and that you hold the rights. Simultaneous submissions are fine, with the usual proviso that we should be notified should the work be accepted elsewhere, so that we may withdraw it from consideration.

Submissions and questions may be sent to:

submissionsATdarkhousebooksDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Writing Competition: Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story

Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story, Beloit Fiction Journal

Deadline: December 10, 2017

The Beloit Fiction Journal invites submissions for the Hamlin Garland Award for the Short story.

A prize of $2000 will be awarded to the top unpublished story. 

$20 reading fee.

Rebecca Makkai will judge.

Submission information can be found on our website.

Flash Fiction Competition: Prime Number Magazine


Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication)

Low entry fee, nice prize, plus publication

Prime Number Magazine has established a new monthly flash fiction competition open to writers at all levels throughout the world who write in English.

Reading fee: $7

First Prize: $251 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine with author photo, bio, and winning story on a page of one’s own.

We’re looking for excellent fiction of 751 words or less.
 
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017

Guidelines at Submittable.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Call for Submissions to Anthology: Letters from Dad

Father/daughter anthology seeking submissions

Letters From Dad

Was there a time in your life when your father wrote you a letter that shaped your life? Maybe you discarded it in the moment, shoved it in a drawer, but think back to it frequently? Or perhaps you are a father and the writer of such letters. If so, we want to hear from you.

A father’s relationship with his daughter is one of the most influential relationships in her life. The anthology Letters From Dad will be unique in featuring both the father’s letter and daughter’s story. It will be a celebration of fathers and fatherhood and will feature the richly varied voices of fathers and daughters in various stages of life. We are targeting influential women in politics, industry, film, and media as well as emerging and established writers.

Please submit the original letter, the daughter’s reflection on it and how it and her relationship with her father has influenced her life.

The anthology will be published in June 2018, in time for Father’s Day.

No minimum word count, but please keep your reflections to 2500 words. Submit your piece and the re-typed letter in the body of your email and as an attached Word document to: 

corbinATcorbinlewarsDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Deadline is December 15th. If your piece is selected a contract and further details and instructions will be emailed to you. Thank you.

Call for Submissions: Red Coyote

The Vermillion Literary Project, the literary and creative writing all-volunteer student organization at the University of South Dakota, has experienced some challenges with our annual literary journal over the past two academic years, as we transitioned to Submittable, changed the name of our publication to Red Coyote (formerly the VLP Magazine), and experienced staffing issues.

We are finally getting the journal up and running again. If you have submitted in the past two academic years and didn't hear back from us, we humbly apologize, and we ask you to consider resubmitting work still available, or submitting new work. If you've never submitted to Red Coyote before, please consider submitting now.

Our deadline for submissions is December 31.

Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to reading your work! For submissions link and guidelines, please visit our submissions page.

Call for Submissions to the Musuem Exhibit Prompt Contest: Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects

Museum Exhibit Prompt Contest

Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects is seeking submissions inspired by a virtual exhibit belonging to one of its museum partners, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in southeastern Connecticut.

The contest submission can be poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or audio/visual. It must be inspired by the exhibit.

Entry is free and all submissions are judged by Poor Yorick and museum staff. Up to five winning submissions will be published on our site.

Submissions are open until Dec. 31, 2017. Please put "Mission Mishoon" in your submission title field.

Poor Yorick is produced by the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing program at Western Connecticut State University. The journal accepts other submissions year-round with no reading fee inspired by any rediscovered object or historical artifact, whether it is personal or in the news.

Our current prompt is visible on this page.

Enter here.

Post-Publication Book Awards: Balcones Prizes

Austin Community College recognizes an outstanding book of fiction and of poetry each year with an award of $1,500.

Books may be nominated by author or publisher; publication date between Jan. 1-Dec. 31 2017; nominations accepted Sept. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018.

Send three copies. To nominate a book, go here.

Entry Fee: $30.00

For more information, visit our website. Or, email us at:

balconesATaustinccDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Call for Submissions: Parentheses Journal

Parentheses Journal, a collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art.

We are a bi-annual publication, currently open for submissions for Issue 03. Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals – we welcome poetry, fiction, art, and photography from across coasts and climes.

Check out our previous issues to get an idea of what we like.

Be sure to read the guidelines for submissions here.

Simultaneous submissions welcome.

Submissions from POC and other marginalized groups are encouraged.

DEADLINE: 01 Feb 2018

We look forward to reading your material.

Call for Readers & Screeners for International Writers Residency

Call for Readers & Screeners for International Writers Residency

The Baltic Writing Residency has expanded, and we are looking for both poetry readers, and fiction readers to contribute to the application screening process for each genre, in addition to our general screeners, and also to aid in some of the logistics of residencies and chapbook publication. These are volunteer positions.

The BWR is an international residency program for writers, founded in 2008, and with locations in Sweden, Scotland and Kentucky. Residents have included National Book Award finalists, those numbered in The New Yorker’s “Fiction Writers to Watch: 20 under 40,” as well as winners of Whiting Writer’s Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships, and PEN/O. Henry Awards.

Anyone holding, or currently a candidate for, an MFA or PhD interested in the positions is invited to be in touch at:

balticresidencyATgmailDOTcom 

immediately. We are looking for readers who read widely across content and style, and who have broad aesthetic interests. Our winners and finalists range from the linear/conventional, to the conceptual/experimental, to the collaborative (though we receive very little sci-fi, fantasy, crime, YA, &c.), and so we value readers who can identify quality regardless of an applicant's approach to writing.

What we’d like from the prospective readers – all in the body of an email:
1. A list of the last 5-10 books of poetry or prose, depending on the genre for which they would like to screen, which they have read most recently.
2. A list of 10-15 books of poetry or of prose (again, depending on their preference for screening) published since 1980 that they most enjoyed.
3. A basic 50-200 word writer’s bio.
4. An estimate of how many hours each week that can be contributed to working with the Baltic, keeping in mind that there will be weeks where there is nothing much to do, at all, and weeks when 1-8 hours of reading might be necessary.


Warm regards,
Michael Estes & Adam Day 


Website
Twitter@BalticResidency
Facebook 

Call for Nonfiction Submissions: The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review

The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review welcomes unsolicited nonfiction submissions! We are open to a variety of subjects: science, medicine, nature, interviews, literary journalism, essays, experimental nonfiction, etc.

We're interested in hearing from a multitude of voices on multitude of subjects. Share your humor, intellect, and critical and moving thoughts about the world and humanity (or something else) with Eckleburg.

Submit to us here.

Call for Submissions: Razor Literary Magazine

Razor Literary Magazine seeks submissions for its Spring 2018 issue

Razor is an online multimedia literary magazine featuring literature and art, and exploring the creative process. We publish fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, slam poetry, comix, artwork, photography, you name it.

With each piece featured in the magazine, we also publish the backstory of the work’s creation in our innovative Before the Razor craft essay series.

Learn more at our website.

Submit your work here.

Call for Submissions: Left Hooks



Left Hooks, the successor to Knockout Literary Magazine, is now open to poetry, fiction, nonfiction. We're especially interested in essays, journalistic nonfiction, prose poetry, poetry in translation (with the originals alongside), and humor. We pay, albeit only (bad) beer money.
 
We also fundraise/pay our writers by auctioning off neat signed books/first editions (whatever we find at estate sales/online, etc.)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Writing Fellowship: Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and fiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2018 to early May 2019) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications (deadline February 1, 2018) consist of a cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; and a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger.

Complete applications must be submitted through our portal.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the English department can be found here.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Online App. Form.

Call for Submissions: Rascal

Issue 1 of Rascal is live, featuring work by Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop, Clayton Eshleman and more. We're now reading for issue 2, scheduled for release on the winter solstice.

No fee to submit, pays $20 per acceptance for poetry/art, $0.02 per word for essays.

All contributions are automatically considered for annual editor's choice prizes and various prize nominations.

See full guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: Spank the Carp

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to SPANK the CARP.

We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, and poetry, including shape poetry.

If your work is thought-provoking, sophisticated, yet not pretentious or obscure, we’re interested.

For submission guidelines and more information visit our website.

Fiction Competition: Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award 2018

Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award 2018

$500 and publication

Final Judge: Anne Valente

*Accepting submissions between October 15th - January 31st*
The Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award recognizes outstanding pieces of fiction that push the boundaries of genre and/or form. Surprise us! Show us something we’ve never seen before.


Guidelines: Up to 6,000 words of previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please do not include any identifying information on your manuscript or include a cover letter.

Entry fee is $10.

Results will be posted by April. *Those closely affiliated with the editors and this year’s final judge, Anne Valente, are ineligible to submit.

More Info and Submission Portal here.

Call for Submissions: The Visible Poetry Project

The Visible Poetry Project partners thirty filmmakers with thirty poets to create visual interpretations of original and classic poems.

The Visible Poetry Project will match filmmakers and poets, provide experienced production assistance to the creative teams, and guarantee an audience for the selected works.

Every day during National Poetry Month, VPP premieres a new short film based on a poem. Last year, contributors included Neil Gaiman and Tato Laviera.

The Visible Poetry Project is now open for submissions form poets and filmmakers for the 2018 season.

Details and last year’s short films are here.


VPP especially seeks submissions from underrepresented artists.

Writing Competition: 2017 Fourth River Folio Prize for Prose

2017 Fourth River Folio Prize for Prose

Deadline: December 15th, 2017

Genre: Prose
Judge: Ira Sukrungruang


Entry fee: $15

The winning entry will be published as a 20-25-page feature in our fall, 2018 online issue. The author will also receive a cash prize of $500, and a subscription to The Fourth River’s print edition.

GUIDELINES
Please submit approximately 20-25, double-spaced pages of fiction or nonfiction prose in one file (.doc or .docx or .rtf only. No .pdf please). Submissions that are far below 20 pages will not be considered.


You may submit one long piece or several short pieces.

As always, we invite work that engages and interrogates our notions of nature and place and helps us see the world around us in a new way. The writer's name and contact information should appear on each page of the manuscript. We do not read blind. Please also provide a short bio in the appropriate field on Submittable. All pages should be numbered.

We are looking for adherence to our vision of nature and place via strong voices and impeccable craft, regardless of the style.

We accept electronic submissions only through Submittable. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are withdrawn promptly in the event of publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions are accepted but each must include a separate contest fee. No translations. For all our submissions, themed or otherwise, we welcome especially work by writers who are part of marginalized groups: immigrant and indigenous writers; writers of color; women, non-binary, LGBQA and trans writers; writers with disabilities both visible and invisible. No racist, misogynistic, homophobic or otherwise gratuitously hateful work will be considered. Send us your best work!

All work must be original and previously unpublished. This includes any work that has appeared in print or online in any form including personal websites. We claim first North American Serial rights, so rights revert to the author after the initial publication period. We ask that you credit The Fourth River in any subsequent publications.

Submissions will be screened by a panel of editors and up to ten finalists will be sent to the judge.

The contest is open to all writers in English except those affiliated in any way with Chatham University, The Fourth River, or current or former students and colleagues of the judge.

Submissions accepted until December 15th, 2017. Winners will be announced by email and listed on our website by May 15th, 2018.

The Folio Contest will rotate genres each year between poetry and prose.

SUBMIT here.

Call for Submissions: Postcard Poems and Prose

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine once again seeks tight, gripping prose and poetry. Our author guidelines are tabbed to our home page. We use Submittable and all submissions need to come through that system so our first-reader staff can evaluate them as a team.

Our home page.

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine publishes 120-200 poems and short prose pieces annually. We judge each piece on its merit rather than author biographical information.

Call for Submissions: Blood Tree Literature

Blood Tree Literature is officially up and running! Explore the inaugural issue here.

Our submission period is rolling; we are looking for flash fiction and flash nonfiction, poetry, experimentals and hybrids, as well as Instagram micro essays. We are also considering submissions for visual art including but not limited to: photography series, fine art collections, short films/video essays, and any variant of these medias.

In addition to visiting our submission page for more information on our submission guidelines, we encourage you to explore the journal to get a taste for the kind of work we gravitate towards.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at:


bloodtreelitATyahooDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to  .)

Call for Twitter-length Fiction and Memoir: Tiny Text


Think your writing could break the internet? Tiny Text is looking for #ViralLit to share with the world!
 
Tiny Text is a Twitter journal (@Tiny_Text) that publishes #LittleLit: Twitter-length fiction and memoir, as well as serials.
 
What is Twitter-length? 140 characters or less—spaces count!—and each section of a serial should fall within that size requirement, as well as be able to stand on its own. We're looking for stories that amaze us by how much can fit into such a small space.
 
Please follow us on Twitter for weekly writing prompts and send up to three stories or memoirs at a time (including your name and Twitter handle) via Twitter direct message or via email to:
 
teeny.tiny.textATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 
We publish one piece of Twitter-length prose every Monday and every publication gets two unique promo Tweets earlier the same day—but we're hoping to expand that number, so send away! Submissions are eagerly read year-round. Please allow us 4 weeks to get back to you before sending more work or inquiring about the status of your submission.
 
 We look forward to your words!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Writing Competition: Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest

EVERYTHING CHANGE CLIMATE FICTION CONTEST

In the wake of Earth’s hottest year on record, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever. But how do we come to grips with what climate change looks like for real people in actual places? We’re looking for stories that illustrate, explore, or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth.

Individuals may submit up to one work of short fiction under 5,000 words.

Work will be selected and judged by New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson.

The winning story will receive a $1,000 prize. Selected work will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University.

For more information and guidelines, visit the contest website. The submissions page can also be accessed directly here. Last year’s anthology can also be downloaded for free.

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

Call for Submissions: Tammy

Tammy is reading submissions for its ninth issue. Founded in 2009, Tammy is a print journal and chapbook publisher from the esteemed fringes and unguarded egresses of American letters. Our issues have featured writers such as Ashley M. Jones, Lydia Davis, Ottessa Moshfegh, Sarah Gerard, Ander Monson, Kamen Hilliard, and Abraham Smith. JoAnna Novak, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, and Thomas Cook are the Editors and Publishers.
 
Please submit at our Submittable page through December 1.We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions from Undergraduate Students: 30 North

30 North, one of the few nationwide undergraduate literary journals in the country, is now open for submissions. We are dedicated to publishing annually the finest in undergraduate poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork in our print journal. All submitters must be enrolled in a two or four year undergraduate institution at the time of submission.

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

Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women over 50: QuillsEdge Press

QuillsEdge Press is thrilled to announce that our 2017 Chapbook Contest will be judged by Judith Vollmer. Our theme this year is "In Transition." This contest is open to all women poets over the age of 50.

Submissions accepted between Oct. 1st and Jan. 1st. 

Sliding-scale submission fees. 

For full guidelines, please visit our website.

Thanks for supporting small presses and the work of women poets over 50!

Call for Submissions: Gulf Stream Magazine

Gulf Stream Magazine is currently open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for its fall issue. Submit via Submittable or post mail. Please view our submissions page for more details.
Gulf Stream Magazine has been publishing emerging and established writers of exceptional fiction, nonfiction, and poetry since 1989. Past contributors include Sherman Alexie, Steve Almond, Jan Beatty, Lee Martin, Robert Wrigley, Dennis Lehane, Liz Robbins, Stuart Dybek, David Kirby, Ann Hood, Ha Jin, B.H. Fairchild, Naomi Shihab Nye, F. Daniel Rzicznek, and Connie May Fowler. Gulf Stream Magazine is supported by the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Writing Competition: 2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

$1,000 advance plus publication, awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories

Reading Fee $30

Enter September 1–December 31, 2017

Press 53 Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Kevin Morgan Watson will judge
Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2018
Complete details here.

Previous winners:
2014—Wendy J. Fox of Denver, Colorado
2015—Elizabeth Gonzalez of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2016—Dennis McFadden of Ballston Spa, New York
2017—Stephanie Carpenter of Hancock, Michigan

Writing Competition for High School Students: 3rd Annual "Storytellers of Tomorrow"

The 3rd Annual “Storytellers of Tomorrow” High School Creative Writing Contest

The Ringling College of Art + Design Creative Writing Program was created to support, empower, and honor young writers. It’s an exciting time to be a writer thanks to the increasing number of narrative possibilities that new technologies and media offer. We believe that well-told stories can speak truths and communicate ideas in a way that nothing else can.

To that end, we’re inviting all high-school age students to submit unpublished, original English-language stories of up to 2,000 words in length for the 3rd Annual “Storytellers of Tomorrow” Contest. The criteria for earning prizes in this contest is simply overall quality, meaning that well-edited, engaging, and evocative stories have the best chance of wowing the judges.

Submission Guidelines: Send your story as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment through email. Along with your submission, please include your name, your high school, your current grade level, and a few sentences about your background in writing, your hobbies/interests, or anything else you’d like to share to give us a stronger sense of who you are.

Students are asked to send no more than one (1) submission per category. The two categories are Literary Stories (think Tim O’Brien, O. Henry, John Green, and Alice Walker) or Genre Stories (think Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allen Poe, J.K. Rowling, and Philip K. Dick). Students can submit work to both contests if they choose. While these submissions can be traditional short stories, we are also quite open to graphic narratives, scripts, picture book manuscripts, comics, and other literary forms/blends for either submission category.

Submission Address:
 
creativewritingATringlingDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

(please include “Storytellers of Tomorrow” in the subject line)


Submission Period: Sept 1, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
(Winners will be notified in January 2018)


Initial Judges: The Ringling College of Art + Design Creative Writing Program faculty
Final Judge: Virgil Suarez, author of Latin Jazz and The Soviet Circus Comes to Havana & Other Stories


Entry Fee: None

Prizes in each category:
1st prize: $200 & a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt
2nd prize: $100 & a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt
3rd prize: $50 & a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt


**The judges reserve the right to award as many Honorable Mentions as the submissions merit. This honor includes each author receiving a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt.

**The top winner in each category will have the opportunity for their story to be published in Shift, the Creative Writing Program’s new literary arts journal. Beyond that one-time publication, authors retain all rights to their stories.

Call for Submissions: Placeholder Magazine

No submission fee. Year-round reading period. Seeking original poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and visual arts.

About Us:
Placeholder Magazine is a fiercely independent critical voice covering contemporary arts, culture, and literature. We are a not-for-profit arts organization led entirely by volunteers. Through print and digital mediums, we provide an accessible forum for diverse voices.
 

To see what has been published on Placeholder check out our website. 

Nonfiction:
Nonfiction includes news articles, opinion pieces, how-to articles, profile and interview pieces, exposés, human interest articles, essays, humor and satire, historical articles, inspirational pieces, research articles, and round-ups. We’re open to a lot. Surprise us!


Fiction:
We accept all narrative styles and forms. Send us your masterpiece! Short stories must be under 6,000 words.


Poetry:
Poetry can be of any length, style, or topic. You may send up to 5 poems at a time.


Visual Media:
Art and Photography must have a quality of 72+ DPI, without a watermark. Please include a description of your work/submission. Accepted file types are JPG, JPEG, PNG and total email file size should be under 10MB. Can be individual images or a series/project. If it is a project and file size exceeds 10MB, send it through Google Drive or Dropbox.


Submissions:
To submit your work, email us at:


submissionsATplaceholdermagDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Please include the type of submission in the subject line (Example: Opinion Submission, Photo Submission, Satire Submission, etc.)

For more information regarding submissions please go here.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Call for Submissions on Current Events: Tapes From the Outside: Golden Walkman Magazine

Tapes From The Outside is Golden Walkman Magazine’s new call for submissions for work in response to current events. Guidelines are below:

Send one (1) piece of writing (regardless of genre) that responds to an ongoing current event or something that has occurred within the past two weeks attached as a Word document or PDF file

Include a couple of sentences in the body of your email explaining to which event the piece of writing is responding

(optional) Attach an audio file (.mp3/.mp4/.wav) that includes your name, the title, the piece of writing, and a short explanation of your process writing the piece

Send all submissions to:

goldwalkmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

with "TFTO" included somewhere in your subject line

All info and other calls for submissions here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Poetry Competition: SLAB Literary Magazine

SLAB Literary Magazine is now accepting entries for the 2018 Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest!

Contest Deadline: December 15, 2017

Contest Fee: $10, which includes a subscription to SLAB

Guidelines: Pay online and submit up to three (3) unpublished poems through SLAB's online submission manager.

*All manuscripts are submitted to the readers and judges anonymously.
*Current and former students of the judge are ineligible to enter.

Prize: Winner receives $600 and publication; Runner-up receives $400 and publication; all entries will be considered for publication.

Judge: Lori Jakiela, author of several poetry collections, most recently Spot the Terrorist! (Turning Point, 2012), and the creative nonfiction collections, The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious and Miss New York Has Everything.

Call for Submissions: South 85 Journal


South 85 Journal is an online literary journal published by the Converse College Low Residency MFA Program.
 
We are currently seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for our Spring/Fall 2017 issue.
 
No fee to submit. More information here.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Call for Submissions to Anthology: Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet

Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet will be published by Press 53 in the Fall of 2018. Submissions are open through Submittable now through November 30, 2017.

Everywhere Stories is an anthology series of short fiction set around the world. We will NOT repeat countries (except the US, where we will not repeat states), so be sure to review the submission guidelines to see what countries we've already covered.

No maximum or minimum length.

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone 

Sliver of Stone's 15th 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.

In this issue: Visual Art by Henry Hu and Fabrice Poussin. Nonfiction by Rachel Richardson and Jena Schwartz. Poetry by Jennifer A. Reimer, Robert Beveridge, CL Bledsoe, Susan J. Erickson, Karen L. George, Barbara Laiolo-March (here and here), and January Pearson. Fiction by Leah Browing, Elise Glassman, Ken Poyner, and Mika Yamamoto. New Publication: Jennifer McCauley and Susanna Lang. Behind the Scenes with Sliver of Stone editors.


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 16th issue!

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Call for Poetry Submissions: Hartskill Review

Hartskill Review is looking for poetry submissions for its Winter 2017 issue. Open to long poems.

Submission website.

General Guidelines
  • Submissions should meet the following criteria:
  • Submit 1-3 poems at a time.
  • Gather your submission into one file.
  • Poems should be single spaced on the page.
  • Submit rich, complex, and ambitious poems that reward repeated readings.
  • Submit poems that mean something to you and stand a chance of meaning something to others.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay (but please send notice if accepted elsewhere).
  • Please include a short biographical note about yourself and your work.

Hartskill Review is a print journal.
No submission fee; pays one contributor copy.
Responds in 2-6 weeks.

More details are at the website.

Writing Competition: Palooka Press Chapbook Contest

Announcing Palooka Press Chapbook Contest 

ABOUT PALOOKA PRESS

The press was founded to offer a publishing opportunity for writers seeking a home for shorter manuscripts.

THE CONTEST 

We take great pride in reading every word and giving each manuscript its due attention. We consider manuscripts of all types, styles, and genres and aren't looking for a particular aesthetic. We're willing to give anything a fair chance. All pieces within entries are also considered for publication in the magazine. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid genres. Manuscripts should be roughly 30-50 pages, but we're flexible. The $10 entry fee comes with an electronic issue of Palooka. 

THE WINNER RECEIVES... 

*Publication by Palooka Press (a perfect-bound book with a glossy color cover)
*$300 honorarium

*20 free copies of the book

*A bio and photo featured on our website

*Chapbook will be sent out for review and promotion
 

DEADLINE: May 15, 2018 

All submissions are read "blind" to ensure pure contest ethics.. The contest judge is Jonathan Starke, the founding editor of Palooka. Jonathan has published essays, stories, poetry, and plays in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Greensboro Review, Brevity, River Teeth, and Fourth Genre, among others. 

GUIDELINES 

*Amount: Multiple submissions are permitted.
*Page count: 30-50 pages, roughly, but we're open to more or less.

*Formatting: No author information on the manuscript.

*Bio section: Please identify the manuscript as fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid.

*Simultaneous submissions: Encouraged. Please withdraw your manuscript if accepted elsewhere.

*It's OK if some of the work has been previously published; proper citations will be made.
 

SUBMIT here. 

CONTACT 

For questions, please e-mail the editor at

palooka [at] protonmail.com (Change [at] to @ )

Writing Competition and Masters Workshop: Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards & Masters Workshop

Deadline Oct. 31: Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards & Masters Workshop 

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry entries are now being accepted for the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards writing competition and Masters Workshop.

First-place winners in each category receive $1,000, second-place winners $500, and third-place winners $250. All winners earn scholarships to the March 12-13 Masters Workshop on the University of Arizona campus. The top 50 entrants are invited to attend the workshop ($300), which past participants have described as “transformative” and its faculty as “absolutely top-notch.” 

2018 Masters Workshop faculty: Mary Jo Bang, Kevin Canty, Roy Peter Clark, Ron Hansen, Stephanie Powell Watts, and Katharine Sands of the Sarah Jane Freymann literary agency.

Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. 

For more information and to submit an entry, go here

For questions, contact 

mastersATtucsonfestivalofbooksDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to , )

Writing Competition: Parks & Points Annual Essay Contest

Parks & Points Annual Essay Contest 

Parks & Points' second annual essay contest, this year judged by Melissa Faliveno of Poets & Writers Magazine, is now open. 

Fall 2017 Essay Contest

Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays need not be about a U.S. national park—national forests, municipal and state parks, BLM lands, beaches, lakeshores, campgrounds, designated woodlands—and more—are great subjects. Also note that the writer does not need to be the subject of the essay. First, second and third place entries will be published on Parks and Points, as will the names of finalists. All entries are considered for publication.

Winners will be selected by contest judge Melissa Faliveno, Senior Editor of Poets & Writers magazine.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. E.D.T.

Prizes

We have chosen prizes that we hope will support your impulse to travel:
1st Place $250 Southwest Airlines gift card
2nd Place $150 Marriott gift card
3rd Place $50 AirBnB gift card
Honorable Mention awardees will receive a copy of the book Crown Jewel Wilderness, The Making of North Cascades National Park, by Lauren Danner
 


CONTEST RULES

Winners will be announced by November 30, 2017 and published on Parks and Points shortly thereafter.

Submissions of original and previously unpublished work should be no more than 1,500 words. Facebook and blog posts are considered “published” writing.
Upon publication all rights to written work will revert to the author.
A $3 submission fee is required to enter. Multiple entries are permitted, but each requires a separate entry.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dear America: Reflections on Race (The Geeky Press)

I'm pleased to share that my poem, "Point of View," will be published in the forthcoming anthology, Dear America: Reflections on Race (The Geeky Press). The anthology will be published on Nov. 4, 2017 and is now available for preorder.

You can read more about the project here.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Writing Competitions: Hidden River Arts

Two of our competitions are deadlining November 15, 2017: The Blue Mountain Novel Award and the Hidden River Review Short Play Award.

The Blue Mountain Novel Award

Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is November 15, 2017. Winner will be announced in June of 2018 . 

Entry fee: $25 US. This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English. We accept simultaneous submissions, and ask only that you notify us immediately if your book has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Online submissions are required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. Be sure to upload all required materials, including the synopsis BEFORE the manuscript, which should be uploaded last. To submit online please go to our Submittable Page for the Blue Mountain Novel Award.

All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final. 



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Hidden River Review Short Play Award
 
Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication in The Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters for an unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.
Eligible: Any previously unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.

The full script should be submitted, along with a brief bio, synopsis and character breakdown. Any scripts submitted without the synopsis and breakdown will be disqualified.

Please note: As long as the play is unpublished, and has not received a full production (readings, workshops, showcases are all FINE) at the time of submission, you are not required to withdrawal the manuscript if you receive a production offer during our deliberation process. We do request, however, that you withdraw your manuscript should you receive an offer of publication, since publication is part of this prize. All submissions should be made to Submittable.
We also accept multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions.

Reading fee: $17
Deadline: November 15, 2017
 
Announcements of the winning script will be made online, so please BOOKMARK our blog to stay up-to-date on all activities.

The winning script is chosen by our Hidden River staff, and all decisions are final.
 
More information about Hidden River in general is found at our website.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Call for Submissions: Bloodletters Literary Magazine


Bloodletters Literary Magazine – A Space For Healing is a journal for those who have been affected by physical, mental or emotional trauma. We seek the best unpublished nonfiction and poetry intended to heal.
 
The trauma spectrum is long and broad. Trauma means living with and through abuse and assault. It’s being violated. It’s being held at gunpoint. It’s returning home after facing the horrors of war. It’s being physically or emotionally tortured. The definition of trauma is very individual, and different for everyone – the experiences may be different, but the effects are often the same.
 
Tell us how you endured, moved on, and got past your trauma. It could help someone else understand and come to terms with their own experience.
 
Please visit our website for more information and to get a feel for the kind of writing we seek.
Send submissions to:
 
bloodletterslitmag[AT]gmail[DOT]com (Change [AT] to @ and [DOT] to . )
View our submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: Blue River Review

Blue River Review submissions now open. We are looking for the best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by new or published authors. Submission is free, and for submission instructions please visit our website.

Submissions accepted year round.

More announcements are on the way, so check up here on and follow us on Twitter @bluerivermag.

Sincerely,
Hannah Kludy & Hannah Clark
Co-managers, Blue River Review


Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program. Published bi-annually, we seek to celebrate contemporary creative writers in both the local area and beyond by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In that spirit, we also provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production as a preparation for work in the publishing industry.

Call for Submissions: Inscape Magazine

Now in its 46th year of publication, Inscape, the literary magazine of Washburn University, seeks high-quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art for its 2018 issue. The best submission in each genre will receive a $100 Editors’ Choice Award and be nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Submission deadline: October 31, 2017

Call for Submissions: Bracken

Bracken magazine is open to submissions for Issue V. We are a literary magazine with leaning toward magic realism and old-world storytelling, and yes we love the woods. We are looking for short fiction (under 2500 words), poetry, and art. We pay $.02/word for fiction, $15/poem, and negotiated rate for covers.

Writing Fellowships: The Fine Arts Work Center

Program:

Each year, the Fine Arts Work Center awards ten Fellowships to emerging* writers in fiction and poetry. Each Fellow stays for seven months, and is provided with living space and a modest stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their Fellowships in any way. The term of the upcoming Fellowship is October 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019.  

About the Fine Arts Work Center:

Located at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Work Center offers a unique residency for emerging writers and visual artists. Former writing Fellows--nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books--have won every major national award in writing, including eight Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, and dozens of Guggenheim Fellowships. Former writing Fellows include Michael Cunningham, Louise Glück, Denis Johnson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marie Howe, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

To Apply:

Submit 15 pages of poetry or 35 pages of fiction, along with a CV, optional personal statement, and $50 application fee. Application available here.

For more information, see our website or contact Sophia Starmack, Fellowship Writing Coordinator, at:


sstarmackATfawcDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 
*FAWC defines "emerging writers" as those who have not yet published a full-length creative work in any  genre. See website for complete guidelines.

Call for Submissions: Nebo: A Literary Journal


Calling all poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, graphic novelists, and visual artists!
 
Please consider submitting your work to Nebo: A Literary Journal, Arkansas Tech University’s literary journal. Nebo has been publishing quality work for 45 years and has published writers from all over the world.
 
Nebo accepts submissions year round. We’re interested in all kinds of creative work—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, comics, art, etc.
 
Send your submissions as an attachment to:
 
neboATatuDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Please include a brief, 3rd person author bio of no more than 100 words.

Simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions are fine. Please let us know if your work gets accepted for publication elsewhere.

We are also happy to consider reprints from print journals. Please let us know where the piece was published previously.

Submissions should include no more than 5,000 words of prose, five poems, or 20 pages of comics.

Call for Submissions: Red Earth Review

Red Earth Review, a literary magazine published by the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University, is now accepting submissions for our sixth edition. Much like the program that shares its name, Red Earth Review seeks writers who are genuine, grounded, and fearless. Send us poetry or prose that is firm in the foundation of its craft and steadfast in its soul. Our submission guidelines are below. We look forward to reading your work.

We accept fiction, both literary and genre, creative nonfiction, poetry, and encourage new and emerging writers to submit.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017 or 300 submissions, whichever comes first. The target release date is July 2018.

Submit one to five previously unpublished poems or one short story (fewer than 7,500 words) or one essay (fewer than 7,500 words). Poets: Please submit each work separately--in other words, please do not put more than one poem in a file. You'll need to make new submissions for each poem. Submissions should be in a word document file (.doc or .docx).

If our Submittable page says "No Active Categories," before November 1, then we have reached 300 submissions. Red Earth Review has chosen to limit the number of submissions in order to assure that we can give submissions the readings they deserve. Please include a bio in the bio section of the submission form; bios must be 150 words or less. Submissions that do not follow guidelines on the Submittable page will not be read.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your submitted work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission using your Submittable account.

Payment is a contributor’s copy of Red Earth Review. After first publication, all rights revert to the author/artist.

We reserve the right to determine whether material submitted should be published or not.

For more information and to read free PDFs of Issues 1 through 5, check out our website.

Call for Submissions: Glassworks

Glassworks, the literary magazine of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing graduate program, seeks work to be considered for publication.

Glassworks publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. We are currently reading until December 15, 2017 for our spring and fall 2018 print issues.

We also publish flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays monthly in our online edition Flash Glass. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis.

More information about our magazine, sample issues, and our submission manager can be found at our website.

Call for Submissions: The Hitchlit Review


The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism
 
Deadline: November 17, 2017
 
The Hitchlit Review is seeking high-quality submissions that explore secularism(s) and feminism(s) for our “Women’s Issue.” Some themes we’d love to see explored:

-Education & Secularism
-Romantic Partnerships & Secularism
-Workplace Secularism
-Domestic Secularism
-Race & Secularism
-Indigenous Feminism & Secularism
-Islamic Feminism & Secularism
-International Secularism
 
Of course, we don’t always know what we want until we see it, so if your writing approaches feminism and secularism, we’d love to see it. It’s also worth noting, we the editors believe the best submissions explore these issues obliquely, with subtlety, and push beyond easy stereotypes.
 
We’re looking for short fiction up to 3500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, poetry (no poems longer than two pages), and creative nonfiction up to 3500 words. You are welcome to submit in one category for this issue only. We are open to experimental styles as well as writing with more traditional narrative focuses. Above all we want your literary approaches to secularism and feminism. International writers who write in English are welcome—and translations are welcome on a case-by-case basis. Please query us with your translation project.
 
Submissions can be sent in an attachment (word documents and pdfs only) to
 
hitchlitreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 
with the subject line “Women’s Issue.”

For more detailed submission guidelines, see our website.

Writing Competition: The Frost Place Chapbook Competition

The Frost Place Chapbook Competition 

Submissions open October 1 for the Frost Place Chapbook Competition, open to all poets writing in English.

Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018

In summer 2018, the winner’s chapbook will be published by Bull City Press, and the winner will receive 10 complimentary copies (from a print run of 300), and a $250.00 stipend. The winner will also receive a full fellowship to attend the five-and-a-half-day Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place in August 2018, including room and board (a cash value of approximately $1,500.00), and will give a featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar. In addition, the chapbook fellow will have the option to spend one week living and writing in The Frost Place House-Museum in September 2018 (peak leaf season in the White Mountains), at a time agreed upon by the fellow and The Frost Place.

The 2018 judge is Sandra Lim.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Call for Submissions: Glass: A Journal of Poetry

Glass: A Journal of Poetry seeks poetry submissions for future issues. 
 
Submissions are always free and simultaneous submissions are always welcome. We are always looking for general submissions and we always encourage submissions from underrepresented voices.
 
We are also currently seeking submissions for an Ohio Poets special issue, to be published in March, 2018. Any poets with ties to the Buckeye State can submit.
 
Submissions are accepted through email:
 
 editorATglass-poetryDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 
Full guidelines can be found on our website.
 
Glass is published monthly on the Glass Poetry Press website. Past contributors include Zaina Alsous, Amorak Huey, Khaty Xiong, torrin a greathouse, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Lena Tuffaha, sam sax, and many more. 
 
We nominate for all major awards and work from Glass has been selected for Best of the Net and Verse Daily

Call for Submissions: Blue River Review

Blue River Review submissions now open. We are looking for the best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by new or published authors.

Submission is free, and for submission instructions please visit our website.

More announcements are on the way, so check up here on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @bluerivermag.

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program. Published bi-annually, we seek to celebrate contemporary creative writers in both the local area and beyond by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In that spirit, we also provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production as a preparation for work in the publishing industry.

Call for Submissions: The Cincinnati Review

The Cincinnati Review weekly online.

The Cincinnati Review welcomes submissions to our weekly online flash feature, miCRo, as well as all other regular submissions. Every week, miCRo will highlight a writer whose work packs in a punch, in under 500 words for fiction/literary nonfiction/hybrids and under 32 lines for poetry.

See more about all our submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: Red Earth Review

Red Earth Review, a literary magazine published by the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University, is now accepting submissions for our sixth edition. Much like the program that shares its name, Red Earth Review seeks writers who are genuine, grounded, and fearless. Send us poetry or prose that is firm in the foundation of its craft and steadfast in its soul.

Our submission guidelines are below; you can submit at Submittable beginning October 1.

We accept fiction, both literary and genre, creative nonfiction, poetry, and encourage new and emerging writers to submit.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017 or 300 submissions, whichever comes first. The target release date is July 2018. Submit one to five previously unpublished poems or one short story (fewer than 7,500 words) or one essay (fewer than 7,500 words). Poets: Please submit each work separately--in other words, please do not put more than one poem in a file. You'll need to make new submissions for each poem. Submissions should be in a word document file (.doc or .docx).

If our Submittable page says "No Active Categories," before November 1, then we have reached 300 submissions. Red Earth Review has chosen to limit the number of submissions in order to assure that we can give submissions the readings they deserve. Please include a bio in the bio section of the submission form; bios must be 150 words or less. Submissions that do not follow guidelines on the Submittable page will not be read.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your submitted work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission using your Submittable account.

Payment is a contributor’s copy of Red Earth Review. After first publication, all rights revert to the author/artist.

We reserve the right to determine whether material submitted should be published or not.

For more information and to read free PDFs of Issues 1 through 5, check out our page.

Nonfiction Book Award: 2018 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award for Best Work of Literary Nonfiction

The 2018 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award for Best Work of Literary Nonfiction (no fee)

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Prize of $1,000 for best Creative Nonfiction published in the past three years: 2015/2016/2017. The Kansas Book Award is open to those living in Kansas and those with ties to Kansas.

There's no fee to enter. This year's judge will be essayist, commentator, poet, playwright and memoirist Mary Swander, recently the Poet Laureate of Iowa.

This competition is sponsored by Washburn University of Topeka, Mabee Library, and its Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection. For complete guidelines, visit our website.

The winner and the judge will be invited to Washburn University's Mabee Library in the Spring of 2018 for a reading and presentation ceremony.

Call for Submissions: Nimrod International Journal

Call for Submissions: Diversity and the Arts

Deadline: November 5, 2017

For our Spring/Summer 2018 issue, Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts, Nimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea of the arts as a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives. We also invite writing that addresses and confronts the times when the arts have not been as diverse as they could be—including the present.

Poetry may be up to 8 pages; fiction/creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words.

Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online.

For complete guidelines, email:

nimrodATutulsaDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

or visit our website.

Writing Competition: 2017 Fourth River Folio Prize for Prose

2017 Fourth River Folio Prize for Prose (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Deadline: December 15th, 2017 

Genre: Prose
Judge: Ira Sukrungruang


Entry fee: $15
The winning entry will be published as a 20-25-page feature in our fall, 2018 online issue. The author will also receive a cash prize of $500, and a subscription to The Fourth River’s print edition. 


GUIDELINES
Please submit approximately 20-25, double-spaced pages of fiction or nonfiction prose in one file (.doc or .docx or .rtf only. No .pdf please). Submissions that are far below 20 pages will not be considered.
You may submit one long piece or several short pieces.


As always, we invite work that engages and interrogates our notions of nature and place and helps us see the world around us in a new way. The writer's name and contact information should appear on each page of the manuscript. We do not read blind. Please also provide a short bio in the appropriate field on Submittable. All pages should be numbered.

We are looking for adherence to our vision of nature and place via strong voices and impeccable craft, regardless of the style.

We accept electronic submissions only through Submittable. Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are withdrawn promptly in the event of publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions are accepted but each must include a separate contest fee. No translations.

For all our submissions, themed or otherwise, we welcome especially work by writers who are part of marginalized groups: immigrant and indigenous writers; writers of color; women, non-binary, LGBQA and trans writers; writers with disabilities both visible and invisible. No racist, misogynistic, homophobic or otherwise gratuitously hateful work will be considered. Send us your best work!

All work must be original and previously unpublished. This includes any work that has appeared in print or online in any form including personal websites. We claim first North American Serial rights, so rights revert to the author after the initial publication period. We ask that you credit The Fourth River in any subsequent publications.

Submissions will be screened by a panel of editors and up to ten finalists will be sent to the judge.

The contest is open to all writers in English except those affiliated in any way with Chatham University, The Fourth River, or current or former students and colleagues of the judge.

Submissions accepted until December 15th, 2017. Winners will be announced by email and listed on our website by May 15th, 2018.

The Folio Contest will rotate genres each year between poetry and prose.
SUBMIT here.