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    Posted May 4, 2016

    Submissions for Profane Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author's own voice. There are no strict guidelines with respect to form or content. As our name suggests, we're open to pieces that transgress the boundaries of what some may consider "decent." At the same time, we encourage you to interpret "profane" as broadly as you like. We do consider work of all kinds, profane or not. Past issues of Profane are archived on our site and are freely available for reading and listening. profanejournal.com

    Posted May 4, 2016

    Submissions Open for the Cupboard Pamphlet's Sixth-Ever Contest!

    • Subtitle Sixth-Ever Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Chapbook, Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/16
    • Big Title Submissions Open for the Cupboard Pamphlet's Sixth-Ever Contest!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2016
      The Cupboard Pamphlet invites submissions of prose manuscripts between 5,000 and 10,000 words. We read fiction and nonfiction and are happy to see collections inclusive of both. We make no demands on content or genre, with the exception of verse poetry, which we don’t publish. We welcome both simultaneous and multiple submissions; all submissions require a $10 submission fee. Alexandra Kleeman will serve as final judge. The winning author will receive $500 and 10 contributor’s copies. The manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume of the Cupboard Pamphlet. Deadline: June 1, 2016. More information available at www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/submit/.

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    Posted May 4, 2016

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Literary Site

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. No, we’re not interested in a bunch of one-liners. We’re searching for the closet Mark Twains and Douglas Adamses out there who sees funny plots all around them, and can create these worlds in 500 words or less. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work. Because literature is supposed to be fun, right?

  • Posted May 4, 2016

    Writing at Western State Colorado University

    • Blurb

      Western State Colorado University offers a 25-month low-residency MFA and a 13-month low-residency MA and Certificate in Publishing. Academic concentrations are Genre Fiction, Screenwriting (Film & TV), and Poetry. All programs focus on craft and include both manuscript review and rigorous study of genre. Intensives take place each July in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and include attendance at our national conference, Writing the Rockies. Contact program director: Dr. David J. Rothman, . 970.943.2058. western.edu/mfa

  • Posted May 4, 2016

    Bring Your Writing to the World

    • Blurb

      Writing is the labor that nourishes you. Crafting sentences, shaping phrases, revising and refining language for your audience—these efforts keep you up at night, or wake you at dawn. At Lesley University, you’ll find a community where you’ll be mentored and challenged by teaching writers who share your passion for literary art. Located in literary Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Creative Writing program is ranked the #4 low-residency MFA program by Poets and Writers. Here, you’ll realize your aspirations in the company of committed authors who, like you, are deeply engaged in their craft and readying their work for publication. www.lesley.edu/mfa-creative-writing

    Posted May 3, 2016

    The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    The Conium Review Online Compendium is open to flash fiction submissions from April 1st through June 1st. Send up to three pieces, each under 1,000 words. We like innovative work with strange characters and inventive settings. Paragraphed stories are welcome, but we also encourage atypical forms of storytelling, such as lists, letters, receipts, and other marginalia. We're especially interested in submissions from women, writers of color, and LGBTQ authors. Full guidelines here: coniumreview.com/online-submissions/.

  • Posted May 3, 2016

    Swan Scythe Press Announces its 2016 Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle 2016 Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/16
    • Big Title Swan Scythe Press Announces its 2016 Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2016
      Swan Scythe Press is now considering manuscripts for its 2016 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Submit a manuscript of 20-32 pages of poems that includes a title page with author’s name, address, phone number and email address and a second title page without personal identifiers, book title only. Submit to 1468 Mallard Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 or to swanscythepress.submittable.com/submit. Entry fee is $18.00 payable to Swan Scythe Press. Deadline is June 15th. Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. For full guidelines and details, please visit www.swanscythe.com.

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  • Posted May 3, 2016

    The MacGuffin's 21st National Poet Hunt

    • Subtitle National Poet Hunt
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/3/16
    • Big Title The MacGuffin's 21st National Poet Hunt Ends June 3!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 3, 2016
      The MacGuffin is on the hunt for a winning poem for our 21st National Poet Hunt Contest! One first place winner will get $500 and their work published in a future issue. We’re happy to bring in poet Li-Young Lee to serve as guest judge this time around. Please submit no more than 3 poems, an index card with your name, poem titles, and contact info, and a $15 check/cash entry fee (make checks payable to Schoolcraft College). Mail all this to: The MacGuffin • Poet Hunt Contest • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152. For full info, visit www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/.

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  • Posted May 3, 2016

    Join A Vibrant Literary Community in the San Francisco Bay Area

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      Claim your voice in an inclusive community of writers and scholars at Mills College. Located in Oakland, California, Mills offers innovative MFA programs in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book art. You’ll work with outstanding faculty committed to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. At Mills, you will grow as a reader, writer, and, artist so you can publish your work, perform, teach, or join the dynamic publishing and editing world. Learn more about Mills College at www.mills.edu/english.

  • Posted May 2, 2016

    Gris-Gris: Call for Submissions

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

    Gris-Gris, the online literary journal of Nicholls State University, seeks submissions for Issue 7/Fall 2016. We accept original literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Our main criterion is excellence in any form it takes. Past issues have included writing from Pulitzer Prize and Pushcart winners. For full submission guidelines, refer to our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

    Posted May 2, 2016

    The Orison Anthology Awards

    • Subtitle Orison Anthology Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology
    • Contest Deadline 8/1/16
    • Big Title The Orison Anthology Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2016
      The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry offer $500 and publication by Orison Books in The Orison Anthology for a single work in each genre. Judges: Ravi Howard (fiction), Catherine Reid (nonfiction), and Philip Metres (poetry). Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1. Complete details at www.orisonbooks.com/submission-guidelines.

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    Posted May 2, 2016

    2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry

    • Subtitle Award for Poetry
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/16
    • Big Title 2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2016
      A $1,000 advance plus a 1/4-page color ad in Poets & Writers magazine will be awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Finalists will also be considered for publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern Standard time, July 31, 2016. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/Award_for_Poetry.html.

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  • Posted May 2, 2016

    2016 Spokane Prize For Short Fiction

    • Subtitle Spokane Prize for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/16
    • Big Title 2016 Spokane Prize For Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2016
      Willow Springs Books is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: $2,000 prize for a previously unpublished book-length manuscript (minimum 98 pages, 3 short stories). Reading fee $27.50. Deadline June 1, 2016. Previous winners include Molly Giles, Nathan Oates, and K.L. Cook, among others. Full guidelines can be found at www.willowspringsbooks.org/submit.

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    Posted May 2, 2016

    Thrice Publishing Open Submissions - Short Novels

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    Thrice Publishing announces an open submission call running from May 1 to July 31, 2016 for novella-length fiction. Specific guidelines are on the website. There is no reading fee. Must submit through our Submittable link. www.thricepublishing.com/submissions.html

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Into The Void Magazine Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 25, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Into The Void Magazine is accepting all genres and styles for Issue One. We’re looking for short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poems that grab and enthral and refuse to let go. We prize heartfelt and genuine writing above perfect grammar and technique. Above all, we’re looking for writing that screams to be read. Previously unpublished writers stand as good a chance of being accepted for publication as others—it’s all about the writing. Some work that doesn’t make it into the magazine will be accepted for publication on our website. Published writers will receive a token payment. intothevoidmagazine.com

  • Posted May 2, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Off the Record

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: Off the Record. Disappearing remarks. Invisible people. Music that isn’t there. Intuition. Gut. Unclaimed, unofficial, uncategorized. A record respects the broadest possible audience. Off the record, your audience awaits. What you don’t want to write. We want to read. Note the call in a cover letter. Deadline September 15 or until the issue fills. thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Birch Gang Review Seeks Artwork and Photography

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 10, 2016
    • Genre Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Birch Gang Review (www.birchgang.org) seeks cover artwork and photography for it's second online issue (1.2, June 2016). One piece of artwork will be chosen as the issue cover, which will be featured prominently, while photography will accompany a poem or story (additional artwork may also be chosen to accompany a poem or story). For submission information, please visit: birchgangreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted May 2, 2016

    Minerva Rising's Issue 11: Fathers

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Father—it’s the only job title a woman cannot aspire to. We can do all the things that men do, except fulfill the role of fatherhood. How does that shape us? Or does it? What influences do our fathers have on us? How does our vision of Fatherhood inform our notions of religion, feminism, self-empowerment and creativity? Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We are looking for thought-provoking fiction, nonfiction, photography, poetry and essays by women writers and artists. Please visit us at minervarising.com/submissions/ for more information.

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

    • Subtitle Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/16
    • Big Title Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31 2016
      Hourglass Literary Magazine, annual and bilingual (English to BCMS and vice versa) magazine, announces its maiden writing contest for Best Short Story, Best Essay, Best Poem. Submission fee is $13.59 ($20 for submitting up to three pieces), except for poetry where three submissions are accepted for the regular price of $13.59. Wining entry in each category will receive $1000 and there are $5000+ in total prizes. Hourglass Literary Magazine also aims to publish up to thirty authors (honorarium included) with widely recognized authors such as Philip Ó Ceallaigh and David Albahari. More information: www.hourglassonline.org/contest/.

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  • Posted May 2, 2016

    Writers in New York: NYU's Summer Writing Program

    • Registration Deadline Application Deadline: Rolling
    • Dates May 23-June 16;
    • Location New York, NY
    • 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. Field trips, cultural activities, readings, and guest lectures constitute an integral component of the program. Faculty include John Murillo, Elissa Schappell, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Rachel Zucker. Recent visiting writers include Lydia Davis, Geoff Dyer, Matthea Harvey, A. M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Eileen Myles. cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/summer

    Posted May 2, 2016

    Flying South 2016 - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle Annual Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/16
    • Big Title Flying South 2016 - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2016
      $2000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2016, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website: www.wswriters.org.

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  • Posted April 28, 2016

    Baltimore Review Summer 2016 Contest Theme: Games

    • Subtitle Summer Contest: Games
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/16
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Summer 2016 Contest Theme: Games
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2016
      The Baltimore Review Summer Contest Theme is “Games.” Why? We all play them, from childhood through adulthood. One on one. Team games. Physical. Psychological. We love our rules. Making and breaking them. Games can provide great structures for your stories and poems, too. Make games play a role in your poem, story, or CNF. All entries considered for publication. Prizes: $500, $200, and $100. 3,000-word limit for prose, one to three poems in an entry. Entry fee: $10. Final judge: James Arthur. Deadline: May 31, 2016. Plenty of time to consider your strategy. For details and to submit online: www.baltimorereview.org.

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  • Posted April 27, 2016

    Referential Magazine Wants You to Get Connected

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

    Referential Magazine (ReferentialMagazine.org) is an online magazine of literary connectedness. We are a community where writers give a nod of acknowledgement to other writers by referring to pieces on our site. We are a home for literary luminaries and future luminaries alike, and we look forward to reading your writing. We are now open for submissions of poems, stories, and creative nonfiction.

    Posted April 26, 2016

    Collateral Literary Journal—New Military Themed Magazine

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Collateral is a new online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington, Tacoma. We showcase high quality creative writing and art that explores the impact of the military and military service on the lives of people beyond the active service person. These voices sometimes go unheard, and this journal captures the “collateral” impact of military service, whether it is from the perspective of the partner or child; parent or sibling; friend or co-worker; veteran, refugee, or protester. Our editorial vision is to be as inclusive as possible and ideologically diverse. We encourage submissions from professional and emerging writers. collateraljournal.com

  • Posted April 26, 2016

    University of Arkansas at Monticello Online MFA Program

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: November 1, 2016
    • Blurb

      The University of Arkansas at Monticello's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is designed to help poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers develop their craft through exposure to literature and working with established mentors in small classes. Students complete 18 hours of electives, 18 hours of workshop, and 12 hours of working one-on-one with a thesis advisor.


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