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    Posted January 30, 2015

    Lunch Ticket’s Diana Wood Memorial Award is now accepting submissions!

    • Subtitle Diana Wood Memorial Award
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Entry Fee No Fee.
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/28/15
    • Big Title Lunch Ticket’s Diana Wood Memorial Award is now accepting submissions!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 28, 2015
      The Diana Woods Memorial Award in creative nonfiction was established in Diana’s memory by family, friends, and the Antioch University L.A.’s MFA community. DWMA serves as an opportunity for authors worldwide to be published in Lunch Ticket. Creative nonfiction authors should submit an essay of 5,000 words maximum on the subject of their choice to be considered for the award. Submissions from February 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015. The winner receives $250 and will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket with two semi-finalists. For further details/submission manager (please read the guidelines CAREFULLY before submitting), visit: lunchticket.org.

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  • Posted January 30, 2015

    Raleigh Review Call for Submissions for Fall 2015 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015

    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 January 30, 2015

    Submit to Story Un/Natural World Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2015

    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 January 30, 2015

    $1000 Free Entry Film Poetry Prize & Call for Submissions

    • Subtitle Poetry Film Prize
    • Genres Video
    • Entry Fee No Fee.
    • 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 January 30, 2015

    $1500 in Prizes for Poetry & Prose

    • Subtitle Prizes for Poetry & Prose
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Entry Fee $15.
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/15
    • Big Title $1500 in Prizes for Poetry & Prose
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2015
      $1500 in prizes for best poem, short story, and essay from Tiferet Journal. Judges are Aliki Barnstone for Poetry, Nahid Rachlin for Fiction, and Dr. Danielle Ofri for Nonfiction. One winner and two Honorable Mentions in each category. Publication for winners. Deadline June 1, 2015. Submit to www.tiferetjournal.com.

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  • Posted January 30, 2015

    The Rattle Poetry Prize is now $10,000

    • Subtitle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • 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 January 30, 2015

    Write from the Heartland

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is a low-residency program, designed to help writers develop more deeply in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, with a long-term goal of a book publication. A cross-genre option is available. Strengthen your craft and love of literature. Develop your literary skills in a community of writers who work collectively and individually toward the full potential of their art. We offer students the option of completing our annual 14-day summer residency in Ohio or Paris. The 2015 Visiting Writers include: Patricia Henley, EJ Levy, Lee Martin, Celeste Ng, and Patricia Smith. www.ashland.edu/cas/majors/master-fine-arts-creative-writing

  • Posted January 30, 2015

    Tartt First Fiction Award, Livingston Press

    • Subtitle Tartt First Fiction Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/15
    • Big Title Tartt First Fiction Award, Livingston Press
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2015
      Authors who have not published a story collection are eligible. One thousand dollars award, plus publication for winner. Competitive, so we recommend that most of your collection has been previously taken by magazines. Open to any style of fiction. Send collection to Livingston Press, Station 22, The University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470. Twenty-dollar entry fee. We typically announce winner in June. Keep a copy, as we cannot return any entries. www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

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    Posted January 30, 2015

    General Submissions Open Now

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015

    Prairie Schooner, aims to publish the best writing available, both from beginning and established writers. In print since 1926, our quarterly issues feature short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Read the full guidelines on our website: prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=submit. Then send us your best.

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Blinders Journal Call For Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015

    Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications? We here at Blinders Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets, new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. www.blindersjournal.org

  • Posted January 29, 2015

    Gival Press Welcomes Poetry/Fiction Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadlines: Rolling

    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 January 29, 2015

    EVENT's Non-Fiction Contest and Reading Service

    • Subtitle Non-Fiction Contest
    • Entry Fee $34.95.
    • 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 January 29, 2015

    Scapegoat Review looking for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its next issue. Poetry, flash fiction and flash nonfiction are welcome. We strive for work that is rare and exceptional. Both established and unpublished poets welcome. Work we like—Paul Celan, Simone Muench, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart. Check www.scapegoatreview.com for guidelines.

    Posted January 28, 2015

    Damfino Journal, Poetry, Essays, & Reviews

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Damfino Journal is looking for poetry, creative nonfiction, and essays. No fiction please. We are also interested in odd literary bits. We like smart, quirky, literary. Please read through our mission statement and submission guidelines carefully: daminfopress.com/WP

  • Posted January 28, 2015

    The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

    • Subtitle Vignette Collection Award
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Entry Fee $25.
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 2/28/15
    • Big Title The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 28, 2015
      The Annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award is now open. The award includes a cash prize of $500, publication by Vine Leaves Press (paperback and eBook), 20 copies of the paperback, worldwide distribution, and promotion through Vine Leaves Literary Journal and staff websites. Guest judge is Sara Sargent, an editor at Simon Pulse (imprint of Simon & Schuster). Author will receive a 70% net royalty on all eBook and print sales. Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript, plus $25 fee via Submittable. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/contests.

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    Posted January 28, 2015

    Lunch Ticket's Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation/Multi-Lingual Texts

    • Subtitle Gabo Prize
    • Genres Translations
    • Entry Fee No Fee.
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/28/15
    • Big Title Lunch Ticket's Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation/Multi-Lingual Texts
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 28, 2015
      Lunch Ticket is accepting submissions for our Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation/Multi-Lingual Texts. Include original work with your translation, and a document showing that you have permission to publish the original work. Original, bilingual work may be submitted under the translation category; please indicate in your cover letter. The responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. The winner receives $200 and will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket alongside two semi-finalists. For submission guidelines (follow guidelines CAREFULLY) visit our website: lunchticket.org.

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  • Posted January 28, 2015

    Four Way Books for Publication of Poetry and Short Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round

    Four Way Books annually publishes fifteen aesthetically diverse titles of poetry and short fiction. Our authors include: Tina Chang, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Yona Harvey, Gregory Pardlo, Eileen Pollack, Kevin Prufer, Daniel Tobin, and C. Dale Young. We are comprised of five primary programs: a literary press, a sponsored residency, Pay a Book Forward, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review, which can be read at fourwayreview.com. To learn about submission opportunities throughout the year, visit our website fourwaybooks.com.

  • Posted January 28, 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 January 28, 2015

    Epiphany Magazine Chapbook Contest Call for Submissions

    • Subtitle Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
    • Entry Fee $6.
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/15
    • Big Title Epiphany Magazine Chapbook Contest Call for Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2015
      Fiction, judged by Luis Jaramillo; poetry, judged by Katie Peterson; literary nonfiction, judged by Kristin Dombek; Graphic literature, judged by Lydia Conklin. Please submit work for the following genres with a cover sheet, title, name & contact info. Work must be previously unpublished—online or in print: Fiction, Nonfiction, & Graphic Lit: submit 10- 20 pages double-spaced, 12pt font. You can submit a single story or several stories within that page/word count to be published as a whole. For Graphic Lit entries: black and white illustrations only. Poetry: One poem per page. Total page count should not exceed 20 pages; all poetry forms welcome. $6 submission fee. Submit: www.epiphanyzine.com/submissions/.

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    Posted January 28, 2015

    Ruminate Magazine Nonfiction Prize

    • Subtitle VanderMey Creative Nonfiction Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/20/15
    • Big Title Ruminate Magazine Nonfiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 20, 2015
      Ruminate Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2015 VanderMey Creative Nonfiction Prize. Along with publication in our Summer 2015 issue, the winner will be awarded $1500 and the runner-up will be awarded publication and $200. There is a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the magazine. The deadline for submissions is February 20th, 2015. To read the complete contest guidelines and to submit, please visit our website: www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/nonfiction/.

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    Posted January 28, 2015

    Posit, a journal of literature and art seeks submissions

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

    Posit publishes finely crafted contemporary poetry, very short fiction, hybrid literary forms, and visual art. We are looking for innovation, aesthetic vision, and accomplished craftsmanship. Our tastes are non-sectarian, with an interest in the experimental. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. posit.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Off the Coast Call For Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Off the Coast, now in its 20th year, is a quarterly journal of poetry, art and reviews of poetry books. We accept submissions year-round. All styles and forms of poetry are welcome, visit our website for samples of the work we publish www.off-the-coast.com. We publish poetry from prize winners and first-timers, youth and international poets, the only criteria is that the work be well-crafted. We seek color photos and graphics for the cover and black & white images for inside the magazine. Please check our website or our submission manager for more details: offthecoast.submittable.com/Submit.

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Furies

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 27, 2014

    From The Eumenides to Riot Grrrl, righteous fury's a fierce presence in the arts. Cicada YA lit/comics mag is looking for works on vigilante superheroes, avenging deities, and brassed off teens. Works on claiming anger & owning its strength especially encouraged! Send us manifestoes, calls to arms, zines, comics, poetry, fic, and essays on Furies. Visit www.cicadamag.com/submitwork for details.

  • Posted January 27, 2015

    Bartleby Snopes Call for Fiction Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction. We want to publish the best new stories we can find, giving writers an opportunity to publish their best work and inspiring writers to create great works of fiction. We currently publish two stories per week online and end each month with our Story Of The Month contest. The winner receives $25 and publication in our semi-annual print magazine. We respond to all submissions within 5 days and provide personal feedback. Our online magazine had over 30,000 readers last year. Please send us your best fiction up to 3,000 words by visiting us at www.bartlebysnopes.com.

  • Posted January 27, 2015

    Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program 2015

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more. In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program. www.naropa.edu/swp

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