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    Posted August 4, 2015

    Sediments Is Seeking Submissions for Issue 5!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Sediments Literary-Arts Journal is now seeking submissions for its fifth issue. We want your best art, poetry, and fiction. Wow us with your vivid colors, your strong imagery, and your hypnotizing tales. Give us something new and refreshing, like a cool wave kissing your toes on the beach as the sand and sediments rush out to sea. Read our submission guidelines for more information: www.sedimentslit.com/submit.

    Posted August 4, 2015

    Seeking submissions for Buffalo, NY Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 11, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    We're seeking submissions for an anthology devoted to all things Buffalo. Living in Buffalo means more than surviving snow and regretting missed Super Bowl chances. We want to capture our city’s old bones, the new waterfront, the glowing summers, the chaos and collapse of our school system, the humiliation and reclamation of our water, the pride, loneliness and racism that divides us and the warmth and resilience that unites us. We want to include fabled stories of Buffalo’s golden years from our oldest residents and the impressions and aspirations of our newcomers. beltmag.com/the-buffalo-anthology/

    Posted August 4, 2015

    Lowestoft Chronicle Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Essays for Winter Issue

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

    Lowestoft Chronicle, an online literary magazine published quarterly, is seeking well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the Winter issue (Issue #24: December 1st). We are looking for short fiction from 1,000 to 3,000 words, flash fiction up to 1,000 words, creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words, and poetry of any length. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. For guidelines, sample work, and more information, please visit our website at www.lowestoftchronicle.com.

    Posted August 4, 2015

    Concho River Review Seeks Submissions

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

    Concho River Review, a print journal out of San Angelo, Texas now in its 29th year of publication, invites submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry as well as book reviews. Book reviews are especially needed for the fall issue. Although we keep our focus on the southwest, CRR publishes authors from all over the world (many for the first time), and subjects and settings are just as broad. Free submission via e-mail to section editors. Submissions year-round. Please check out our journal or visit our website at: conchoriverreview.org.

  • Posted August 4, 2015

    Black Warrior Review's Eleventh-Annual Contest

    • Subtitle Eleventh-Annual Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/15
    • Big Title Black Warrior Review's Eleventh-Annual Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2015
      Black Warrior Review is now accepting submissions to our eleventh-annual contest, with guest judges Heather Christle (poetry), Alissa Nutting (prose/fiction), and Mary Roach (nonfiction). A winner in each genre receives $1,000 and publication in BWR 42.2. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Black Warrior Review. Please submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words online by September 1. For complete guidelines, visit bwr.ua.edu/submit/contest.

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  • Posted August 3, 2015

    First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest

    • Subtitle First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/15/15
    • Big Title First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 15, 2015
      Southwest Human Development is seeking children’s book manuscripts in the First Edition Children’s Book Writing Contest. The manuscript should be 600 words or less and suitable for children birth to three years old. The winning author will receive a $1,000 advance, an 8% royalty, and have their book professionally edited, illustrated, and promoted. The book will be sold using a buy one-give one model similar to Tom’s Shoes. Submission fee is $50 until August 31 and $75 September 1-15. Get your submission in early! For full details or to submit your manuscript go to www.firsteditionproject.com. Send questions to .

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  • Posted August 3, 2015

    Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

    • Registration Deadline Registration deadline: November 15, 2015
    • Dates January 16-23, 2016;
    • Location St. Petersburg, FL
    • Blurb

      Located on the coast of the picturesque Boca Ciega Bay, the Twelfth Annual Writers in Paradise offers an intimate eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings, book signings, and receptions with our award-winning faculty and guest speakers. This year’s faculty and guests include: Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Poet Campbell McGrath, Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Stewart O’Nan, Les Standiford, Scott Ward, Sterling Watson, and more. Dozens of fellowships and scholarships available. $25 application fee. More information is available at writersinparadise.eckerd.edu.

  • Posted August 3, 2015

    The Sonder Review Is Currently Open for Submissions!

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

    The Sonder Review is a publication of art, short fiction, and creative nonfiction that strives to question, redefine, and challenge conventional viewpoints; to usurp the definition of reality and truth. We believe in prose that strikes and sparks. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language that drips thick and pierces deeply. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. But most of all we are looking for distinctive writing and unique voices. Astonish us. Provoke us. We are waiting on your words. Submissions for our fall issue must be received by midnight, August 31st. www.sonderreview.com

    Posted August 3, 2015

    Fiction Fix Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Fiction Fix seeks works of short fiction and artwork for the Spring 2016 issue. All works submitted are considered for Editor's and Readers' choice awards, qualifying recipients of which are nominated for inclusion in the Puschcart, Best American Short Stories, Best of the Web, and other awards. fictionfix.net

    Posted August 3, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Fire Tetrahedron: Journal of Poetry & Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
    • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Fire Tetrahedron is now accepting poetry, translations, artwork, & photography submissions for its inaugural issue. Fire Tetrahedron is a new print & electronic journal dedicated to sharing & exposing those spaces where nature & culture collide. Like Prometheus, we’re fascinated by how these intrinsically adverse elements interact, grow symbiotic, or erupt in unpredictable ways. We encourage poets & artists to send us their best work that somehow satisfies our curiosity about our place in the world & our interactions with it. Set us aflame. We dare you. For more information, check out firetetrahedronjournal.com/submit.

    Posted August 3, 2015

    Apeiron Review's 10th Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, and something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Give us the sincere, the genuine, the moment captured. There are no limits on form, but please keep short stories and nonfiction to 3k words or less. Flash fiction 1k words or less. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Limit 3 poems per author per submission period. www.apeironreview.com

  • Posted August 3, 2015

    Minerva Rising Call for Submissions: Body Image Theme

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 18, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” —Amy Bloom. 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 for Issue 9 whose theme is Body Image. There is a fee to submit. Please visit us at minervarising.com/submissions/ for more information on our current theme and submission guidelines.

    Posted August 3, 2015

    Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions for Its 37th Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre’s work in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted August 3, 2015

    Engaging, character-driven fiction and nonfiction

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

    The Flexible Persona is a biweekly literary journal that publishes fiction and nonfiction in audio and print format. We publish engaging, character-driven fiction. Stories of how characters sustain themselves in the context of relationships and communities appeal to us. The Flexible Persona is a space for experimentation, chances, accidents and discoveries. 1200 – 6500 words.

    Posted August 3, 2015

    Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things (Young Readers & Writers)

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things is a semiannual, beautifully-illustrated journal bringing great writing across genres to young readers—and great reading from young writers! Submissions are accepted from professional and amateur writers age 10 and up, but works for and by readers ages 10 to 18 are strongly encouraged. Themes do not need to be "Young Adult" or "Middle Grade" but should be accessible to all readers. Published samples are available on request, or see our full Submission Guidelines plus Rights & Rates at emberjournal.org/submission-guidelines for details.

  • Posted August 3, 2015

    The Briar Cliff Review Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Contest

    • Subtitle Annual Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 11/1/15
    • Big Title The Briar Cliff Review Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2015
      $1000 and publication for best unpublished poem, story, and creative nonfiction essay. Submit one story, one essay or three poems with $20. All entrants receive magazine. No manuscripts returned. Contest runs from August 1 - November 1. Name/address on cover sheet ONLY. Open to all writers. SASE required or use Submittable. The Briar Cliff Review Contest, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City IA 51104. www.bcreview.org.

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    Posted August 3, 2015

    $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Series
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30 (annual)
    • Big Title $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Annual deadline: September 30
      Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30th. The series and prize are named for and operated to honor the cofounder and longtime director of the press, Miller Williams. The series is edited by Billy Collins. For more information visit www.uapress.com.

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  • Posted August 3, 2015

    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 July 30, 2015

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/15
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2015
      13th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,500. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,500. Total prizes: $4,000. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Fee: $10 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Judge: Ellaraine Lockie. Winning Writers is one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers (Writer's Digest). See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

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    Posted July 30, 2015

    Gemini Magazine 7th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Flash Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/31/15
    • Big Title Gemini Magazine 7th Annual Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2015
      Knock us out in 1,000 words or less and win $1,000! Anything goes. Read any of the 38 previous winners and finalists to see what we like. In last year’s winning flash, a dying writer objects to his last story being “butchered.” Our first flash winner, “Pie,” just might bring a tear to your eye. Second place: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee only $5 ($4 for each additional entry). All entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. Winning stories will be published online in the October 2015 issue of Gemini. www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

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    Posted July 30, 2015

    Pack Up Those Stories and Send Them to Us

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Cargo Literary is a nonfiction journal that seeks writing focusing on passage and transformation for their fourth issue. Looking for personal essays, poetry, and visual art (photography and more) that explore episodes of travel and personal growth. We want your honesty and your bravery – unpublished work only please. Deadline: August 31st, 2015. Begin the journey with us! www.cargoliterary.com

    Posted July 30, 2015

    BPL Accepting Submissions for First Issue of Volume 2

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    One year later and The Birds We Piled Loosely is still going strong. Thank you to everyone who has contributed past, present, and future to make this magazine possible. We are opening the floodgates for our fall issue. Deadline to submit is August 31st. Join the bird pile with your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, art, whatever we can fit in a pdf we'd love to see. For more submission guidelines checkout: birdspiledloosely.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

    Posted July 28, 2015

    Turn : Turn : Turn Seeking Flash Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Turn : Turn : Turn : A Season of Short Short Stories is a quarterly journal of flash fiction, each issue containing 30 authors with 3 stories each for a total of 90 days of fiction or a season of flash. We're current seeking submissions of 7 stories (100% reprint with secured rights is OK) for our upcoming issues. A minimum of 3 stories per contributor, if accepted, will be chosen. Please limit length of stories to 750 words. Payment is one contributor's copy. www.eljpublications.com

    Posted July 28, 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 July 27, 2015

    Penny Fiction 2015: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Three

    • Subtitle Penny Fiction 2015
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Penny Fiction 2015: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Three
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Closes upon receipt of 200 submissions.
      Haunted Waters Press editor, Penny Dreadful, seeks exceptionally small works of fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories will also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. In keeping with the 2015 journal theme featuring works depicting a slice of life in rural America, tell us a story in exactly 21 words—no more, no less. One Submittable entry per author, per round. Multiple stories per entry encouraged. Open now! Full submission details here: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit/36149.

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