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  • Posted March 4, 2015

    Submit to Story Un/Natural World Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time. How do we tell stories of it? How do its stories inform us? For Story #4 (late 2015), send your best work in any form that explores the natural and built worlds here on Earth. Glaciers and cityscapes. Flora and fauna and concrete. From the pastoral all the way to Mega City One. www.storymagazine.org

  • Posted March 4, 2015

    The Rattle Poetry Prize is now $10,000

    • Subtitle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/15
    • Big Title The Rattle Poetry Prize is now $10,000
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2015
      In honor of its 10th anniversary, we’re doubling down: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize now offers $10,000 for a single poem—plus a total of $3,000 and publication to ten finalists! With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection (past winners have ranged from the well-known to the previously unpublished poets), an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine, and a large Readers’ Choice Award chosen by the writers themselves, we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around. www.rattle.com

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  • Posted March 4, 2015

    The Prime Number Magazine Awards

    • Subtitle Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/31/15
    • Big Title The Prime Number Magazine Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2015
      Three categories: Poetry, Short Fiction, Creative Nonction. First prize in each category wins $1,000; Second Prize wins $250. First, Second, and Third Prizes published in Prime Number Magazine. Guidelines at www.PrimeNumberMagazine.com.

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    Posted March 4, 2015

    American Tanka Invites Submissions of Tanka Poetry

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    American Tanka, publishing fine English-language tanka since 1996, seeks submissions of well-crafted, original, unpublished five-line tanka. Please view our most recent issue online and use our online submission form. www.americantanka.com

    Posted March 4, 2015

    HerStories Project Accepting Submissions For Next Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    The HerStories Project is a community of women writers and publisher of successful anthologies. Our latest collection of essays is titled So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood. We’re looking for well-crafted, true accounts that explore and examine the reality of motherhood. Please visit our website for submissions guidelines: www.herstoriesproject.com/call-submissions-glad-told/.

    Posted March 4, 2015

    Animal Literary Magazine seeks fiction, essays, poetry, and art

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Literary Site

    Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, poems, and art that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Animal is a subject-specific litmag, however loosely we define “animal.” In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.” For more information, visit animalliterarymagazine.com/submission-guidelines/.

    Posted March 4, 2015

    Big Muddy Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Big Muddy literary journal seeks new poetry, fiction, articles, photos (reproduced in b&w; high contrast is preferred) for its upcoming issue. Any topic, any style. Send unpublished work, cover letter, and SASE to Susan Swartwout, Big Muddy, One University Plaza, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/bigmuddy/

  • Posted March 3, 2015

    Raleigh Review Call for Submissions for Fall 2015 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Fall 2015 issue. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at www.raleighreview.org, and browse the archives while you’re there!

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Call for Poetry: Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 30, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Contemporary Rural Social Work journal welcomes poetry that describes rural experience by evoking a sense of place and rural identity. If possible, the poetry should pertain to some aspect of human services. The submission period is from November 15 to March 30. Submissions received after the journal review time frame will be considered for the next issue unless the author is requested to revise the submission or the submission is declined. Poems should be submitted to the Poetry section of the journal at the following website: journal.und.edu/crsw/. Poetry Editor: Danielle Dubrasky, Southern Utah University.

  • Posted March 3, 2015

    EVENT's Non-Fiction Contest and Reading Service

    • Subtitle Non-Fiction Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/15
    • Big Title EVENT's Non-Fiction Contest and Reading Service
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2015
      Now in its 44th year of publication, EVENT is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction and notes on writing by emerging and established writers, along with book reviews, three times a year. We welcome submissions from around the world—and our pages reflect the diversity of the reading and writing communities we serve. EVENT runs an acclaimed annual Non-Fiction Contest featuring Canada’s top writers as judges. Our unique Reading Service for Writers provides affordable, high-quality editorial feedback to scores of writers. Visit www.eventmagazine.ca for exclusive online content, interviews, and more.

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    Posted March 3, 2015

    Neo-Legends to Last a Deathtime Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    From Adairville to Zebulon, Kentucky is full of battlefields, hollers, historical houses, cabins, and forts—eerie places that lend themselves to the odd, the spooky, and most of all, entertaining stories. All it takes to submit is a map, Google, and a story rooted in a factual Kentucky place, even if you are in Timbuktu. So, give us your ghosts, ghouls, goblins, fairies, freaks (of nature or mind), or whatever you imagine, and tell us about it or them in a legend, fable, or fairy-tale. Send to . Stretch the historical truth or just your imagination in a short story (1000-300K), flash fiction (500-1000K), or poem (1-3). kystory.net

  • Posted March 3, 2015

    Masters Review Emerging Writers Contest

    • Subtitle Emerging Writers Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/31/15
    • Big Title Masters Review Emerging Writers Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2015
      $5,000 awarded. The Masters Review anthology is open to submissions from any writer who has not published a novel-length work. $500 and publication, which includes an exclusive mailing to agents, editors, and publishers is awarded to ten writers. Entries judged by Kevin Brockmeier. Send up to 7,000 words. All entries considered for publication. $20 (nonrefundable) reading fee required. Visit www.mastersreview.com/submissions for complete guidelines. “If these are the voices we’ll be hearing from, American literature has an awful lot to look forward to.” –Ramona Ausubel, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born

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    Posted March 3, 2015

    Print and Audio Journal Wants CNF, Poetry, Fiction, and Reviews

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author's own voice. We are seeking submissions for our upcoming issue. There will be no strict guidelines regarding form or content. We're looking to be surprised by brave, weird, and/or personal work. The issue will be curated from a mix of open and solicited submissions, and will include work by both emerging and established authors. Find out how to submit your work at www.profanejournal.com.

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Rattle Seeks Scientist Poets

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Rattle's Fall 2015 issue will be dedicated to Scientists. The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, but must be written by poets who have degrees or have had careers in the sciences. Please explain how this applies to you when you submit, or we won’t be able to consider it for the theme. Submissions are free, and we pay contributors $50/poem. www.rattle.com

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Verse’s 2015 Reading Period Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Verse’s 2015 reading period for the print edition will end March 15, 2015. Verse is considering submissions of 20-40 pages in any genre (including hybrid and cross-genre work, collage, erasures, and visual art). Contributors receive $10/page, $250 minimum. To submit, go to verse.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Torrid Literature Journal

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    The Torrid Literature Journal is looking for unpublished material for future issues. More specifically, we’re looking for poems, short fiction, articles, interviews, and book reviews. We are looking for thought-provoking literature that speaks for itself. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: torridliterature.com/Submit.html.

    Posted March 3, 2015

    The Cape Rock Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Cape Rock is one of the oldest ongoing journals in the nation: 50 years strong! We publish established and emerging poets. Send 3–5 previously unpublished poems, any style, with cover letter and SASE to Susan Swartwout, The Cape Rock, One University Plaza MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/TheCapeRock/

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Submit to Twisted Vine!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is currently seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews, audio/video, and visual art for its forthcoming spring 2015 issue. Produced by graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Western New Mexico University, issues are published biannually online each semester. Unlike previous semesters, the spring 2015 issue will be a PDF/ePub release. Twisted Vine is especially interested in work that embraces an interdisciplinary approach to literary and visual arts. Both experimental/hybrid and traditional work is encouraged. Please visit www.twistedvine.org for more information. We look forward to reading your work.

    Posted March 3, 2015

    Pine Hills Review: Reading So Hard

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in quality work, no matter the genre, form, or style. Hybrid and experimental work is encouraged. We consider submissions year-round through Submittable. We ask for first North American serial rights only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. We publish work every Wednesday, and the work lives on in our archives page thereafter. If an author’s work later appears in a collection or anthology, we ask that you include us in the acknowledgements because it’s the cool thing to do. pinehillsreview.strose.edu

  • Posted March 2, 2015

    Gival Press Welcomes Poetry/Fiction Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadlines: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Gival Press, an award-winning independent literary press, is looking for authors/poets who have a message in their work. If you have something to say and feel that others would be interested in reading your work, consider sending your work for consideration. We have four annual contests: the novel, the short story, a single poem, a collection of poetry. In addition we are now considering work for our online journal, ArLiJo, through May 15, 2015. Visit us: www.givalpress.com. Submission Portal: www.givalpress.submittable.com.

  • Posted March 2, 2015

    Writers in New York: NYU's Summer Program

    • Registration Deadline Application/Registration Deadline: Rolling
    • Dates May 26-June 18, 2015
    • Location New York City
    • Blurb

      Writers in New York offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer's life in Greenwich Village. Daily workshops and craft seminars are supplemented by readings and lectures by New York-based writers and publishing professionals. Faculty include Cris Beam, Matthew Rohrer, Darin Strauss, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Helen Schulman, Elissa Schappell, Rachel Zucker, and Joanna Yas (Director). Recent visiting writers and editors include Lydia Davis, Chad Harbach, A. M. Homes, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sam Lipsyte, Eileen Myles, Ed Park, Dani Shapiro, and Wells Tower. The program offers eight undergraduate credits. All writers are welcome to apply. cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/summer

  • Posted March 2, 2015

    $1000 Free Entry Film Poetry Prize & Call for Submissions

    • Subtitle Poetry Film Prize
    • Genres Poetry, Video
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/1/16
    • Big Title $1000 Free Entry Film Poetry Prize & Call for Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Year-round
      Carbon Culture Review
      is at the intersection of technology + literature + art. Available in bookstores in the United States, we feature monthly creative work, literature and art, as well as articles and reviews on exciting new tech online alongside our annual print edition. We are now offering an annual $1000 film poetry prize—with free entry! Also seeking submissions in all genres. Hack us at carbonculturereview.com.

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  • Posted March 2, 2015

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Dates Dates vary.
    • Location Locations vary.
    • Blurb Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Singapore, and Dublin. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity."—Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. Learn how to stay inspired and overcome writers block.
  • Posted March 2, 2015

    Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes

    • Subtitle Annual Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/1/15
    • Big Title Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2015
      Bellevue Literary Review
      ’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: Paul Harding), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Mark Vonnegut), $1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Ada Limón). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Find the complete guidelines and submit online: www.blreview.org.

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  • Posted March 2, 2015

    Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction Judge: Eula Biss

    • Subtitle Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/15
    • Big Title Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction Judge: Eula Biss
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2015
      First prize: $500 (and publication in NAR) Judge: Eula Biss. The winning essay will be revealed at our bicentennial celebration in June 2015. Enter online at northamericanreview.wordpress.com. Rafael Torch died in 2011, at the age of 36, after a courageous four-year attempt to overcome sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Rafael, whose award-winning work and vivid essays have appeared in many journals including Crab Orchard Review, Antioch Review, North American Review, wrote with honesty, insight and wit. At the time of his death, Rafael’s immediate family included his beloved wife, Emily Olson-Torch and 4-month-old son, Rocco James.

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