Monday, June 20, 2022

Writing Fellowship: Richard J. Margolis Award for Nonfiction Writers of Social-Justice Journalism

The winner of the annual Richard J. Margolis Award is announced in November, with the Blue Mountain Lake residency taking place in the following summer or fall. The award is a residency at Blue Mountain Lake.

Applications are accepted year-round but must be received by July 1 for consideration for the current-year award. Applications received after this date will be considered for the award in the following year.

Application Guidelines

Submit the following materials either as separate documents or combined into one or more documents as specified below:

A cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the award;

A project description of your current and anticipated work and what you will work on during your Blue Mountain residency;

A brief biographical note; and

Two to three samples of your work, published or unpublished, meeting the following criteria:

Nonfiction samples only (no fiction or poetry);

30 pages maximum; and

At least one sample being non-memoir material.

All materials may be emailed as PDF files (preferred!) to:

award@margolis.com 

Please name all files starting with your last name (e.g., Smith-cover letter+description.pdf, Smith-writing sample.pdf, etc.).

If submitting paper materials, mail them to the address below. Please note that we cannot return samples.

Richard J. Margolis Award
c/o Margolis & Bloom
100 William Street
Suite 220
Wellesley, MA 02481

Guidelines for Award Recipients

Recipients of the Margolis Award are asked to:

  • Note in their biography statement(s) both online and in print, as well as in any book acknowledgements, that they are a recipient of the Margolis Award;

  • Include a link to this website (https://MargolisAward.org) in all online biographies; and

  • Notify the Margolis Award Committee of any honors, publications and career milestones received/achieved after receiving the award so the bio statement on this website can be updated. This can be done by emailing hsm@margolis.com, by using the contact form on this website or by sending postal mail to the address below.

    More information here

 

Writing Competitions: New Millenium Awards

POETRY • FICTION • FLASH FICTION • NONFICTION

$4,000 IN AWARDS + PUBLICATION (in print and online)
 
Deadline: June 30, 2022

PRIZES
 
First Place in each category receives a $1000 cash prize, a certificate to document the success, publication online and in print, in New Millennium Writings, and two complimentary copies.
Select Finalists, and all Poetry Finalists, will be published in New Millennium Writings (online and in print) and receive two complimentary copies.


GUIDELINES
  • No restrictions on style or subject matter.
  • Entrant retains copyright ownership of work.
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome.
  • Previously published works accepted if: Print circulation was under 5,000, or the work was published online only.
  • Fiction (all types welcome) - 7,499 words or less
  • Nonfiction (all types welcome) - 7,499 words or less
  • Flash Fiction (aka: Short-Short Fiction) - 1,000 words or less
  • Poetry - each entry may include three poems, up to five pages total.
Anonymous Judging: Submission file should contain only the title and text of the story, essay, or poem(s). Cover letters are optional and may be uploaded separately.
For mail/postal submissions click here for instructions.
 
Submit your work (or postmark) by June 30, 2022.

ENTRY FEES AND MULTIPLE ENTRY SUPPORT

For any category or combination of categories:

1 Entry - $20
2 Entries - $35 (reg $40)
3 Entries - $45 (reg $60)
4 Entries - $60 (reg $80)
5 Entries - $80 (reg $100)


Note: Poetry may include up to three poems per Entry.
 
For more information and to submit, go here.

Call for Submissions: The Waiting Room Review

Prose Guidelines:
  • ​​Zero Reading Fee
  • Single author, original, previously unpublished writing between 3,000 and 8,000 words
  • Double-spaced, PDF
  • All genres considered except for work in translation
​ Poetry Prize/ Guidelines:
  • ​ Zero Reading Fee
  • Single author, original, previously unpublished writing. Up to six poems
  • Single-spaced, formatting/ stanzas clearly indicated, PDF
  • *All genres considered except for work in translation

Art/ Photography Guidelines:

  • ​ Zero Reading Fee
  • Original, previously unpublished. Up to 5 pieces.
  • Professionally captured. PDF, PNG, JPG

Submissions open year round.

More information here.

 

Writing Competitions: Reed Magazine

Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines—$1,000 for the winning story—the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works of fiction. Aesthetically, we are open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Please limit prose submissions to 5,000 words.

Please be sure to:

include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)

format stories in double-spaced 12-point font

include word count (5,000-word limit)

number pages

provide a brief 50-word bio

make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online.

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The Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction, awarding $1,333 to the author of the winning entry. We are looking for creative nonfiction, such as personal essays or narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of a longer work. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Please limit prose submissions to 5,000 words.

Please be sure to:

include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)

format pieces in double-spaced 12-point font

include word count (5,000-word limit)

number pages

provide a brief 50-word bio

make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online. 

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With an award of $1,000 for the winning poem, the Edwin Markham Prize honors outstanding works of poetry. Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Writers may submit up to five (5) poems per submission.

Please be sure to:

include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)

format poems in 12-point font

submit up to five poems in a single document

number pages

provide a brief 50-word bio

make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online.

Deadline for all three competitions: Nov. 1, 2022

Go here to submit.

Writing Competition: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

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The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers: $500 Prizes

Deadline: July 15, 2022

Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. 

The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry. They are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre

For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All honorable mentions will also be published and paid at our normal rates.

Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online.

Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee.

Writing Competition: Heartland Review Press 2022 Chapbook Contest

The Heartland Review Press Announces 2022 Chapbook Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Entry Fee: $20.00

$500 Grand Prize + 15 copies awarded. Submit no more than 30 pages of the best work. THRP is not concerned with the poet who has the most publications; rather, we wish to award the best writing that contributes to the craft of poetry. ​Each submitter will receive a copy of the winning manuscript. All entrants will be invited to record a reading of their work that will be published on THRP’s Facebook page.

To meet the judge and review submission guidelines, go here.

Call for Submissions: Rabble Review

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RABBLE REVIEW - Leftist Arts & Letters - Summer 2022

Deadline: July 15, 2022

As a leftist platform, we’re interested in works that critically examine the capitalist societies we live in, or explore visions of post-capitalist possibility. We publish cool fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, essays, criticism, and all types of visual art. Bold and interesting narratives. Poetry that uses the auditory, visual, and semantic dimensions of language. We want to recognize our struggles—but also our joys; tell us about your shitty boss, but also the feeling you get when you clock out, about the way the sunset looks some days, about an evening spent with friends, or about nothing all.