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    Posted July 2, 2015

    Vine Leaves is Now Open for Issue #16 Vignette Submissions

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

    A vignette is a snapshot in words that focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. We accept prose, poetry, script, and artwork/photography for the cover and/or interior of the issue. All vignettes accepted for publication online will be considered for The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015 print anthology. All accepted authors/artists will also have any books they have published advertised on our website and considered for review on our blog. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com.

  • Posted July 2, 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 July 2, 2015

    $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Series
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/15
    • Big Title $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2015
      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 July 1, 2015

    Polychrome Ink Seeking Diverse Literature

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    We are looking for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by diverse authors and/or featuring diverse themes. We are offering flat rate payments for accepted submissions; $15 for pieces under 1k words, $25 for poetry, and $40 for pieces between 1k and 5k words. You can find our submission guidelines at zillion-press.com/information.

  • Posted July 1, 2015

    Augury Books: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    Augury Books is open for submissions of full-length poetry and prose manuscripts. We seek high-quality poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction and are committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers. Augury Books is a proud member of CLMP. We are based in New York City and our titles are distributed by SPD. Authors will receive a standard contract (payment & copies). We are an independent press and the $10 reading fee helps cover publication costs, author payment, and maintaining our catalog. For complete submissions guidelines, please visit our website: augurybooks.com/submissions-2/

    Posted July 1, 2015

    The 2nd Annual Coniston Prize from Radar Poetry

    • Subtitle Coniston Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/15
    • Big Title The 2nd Annual Coniston Prize from Radar Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2015
      The Coniston Prize is an annual award that recognizes an exceptional group of poems by a woman writing in English. This year's judge is Lynn Emanuel. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize, and her work will be featured in Radar's contest issue. Finalists are also awarded publication. The entry fee is $15, and all work must be submitted by the September 1 deadline. For more information and contest guidelines, please visit our website: www.radarpoetry.com/contest. We look forward to reading your work!

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  • Posted July 1, 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 July 1, 2015

    Buddhist Poetry Review: Volume Two, Issue Two

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 25, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Buddhist Poetry Review is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry. BPR will be accepting submissions for Volume Two, Issue Two from July 1st, 2015 through August 25th, 2015. Please visit our site for submission guidelines: www.buddhistpoetryreview.com/submit.

    Posted July 1, 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 July 1, 2015

    Anthology of Poems & Prose about the Theater

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    The Play is The Thing: An Anthology about the Theater is looking for poems, flash and essays about the theater. It can be about a theater, behind the scenes, a stage actor or play or anything at all related to the stage. Submit through Submittable. Payment 1 copy.

    Posted July 1, 2015

    Amethyst Arsenic Returns; Seeks Poetry Submissions

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

    Amethyst Arsenic is an online paying market open to all forms of poetry. Within this broad scope, we have a preference for well-crafted imagery that brings a fresh use of language and perception. We also lean towards vignettes, moments, stories and meditations on people, objects, and scenes; the intimate whether confessional or personal, versus broad commentary. For an idea of our aesthetic, please visit us at www.amethystarsenic.com. Amethyst Arsenic is an ELJ Publications journal.

  • Posted July 1, 2015

    $2000 + Publication - Short Story Award for New Writers

    • Subtitle Short Story Award for New Writers
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/15
    • Big Title $2000 + Publication - Short Story Award for New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2015
      A quality platform for new writers. The Masters Review Short Story Award is open from May 15 – July 15 and will pay $2000 and publication to the best short story. Second and third place stories will be paid $200 and $100 respectively and considered for publication. All stories will be sent to Curtis Brown Literary for consideration. No guidelines. No judges. Just your best piece of fiction under 6000 words. If you haven’t published a novel, you qualify. Send us your summer best. Submit now! mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

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    Posted July 1, 2015

    Penny Fiction 2015: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Two

    • Subtitle Penny Fiction 2015
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Penny Fiction 2015: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Two
    • 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 may 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. Round Two begins June 1, 2015 and ends upon receipt of 200 submissions. One Submittable entry per author, per round. Multiple stories per entry encouraged. Full submission details here: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit/36149

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    Posted July 1, 2015

    The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Subtitle Orison Anthology Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology
    • Contest Deadline 8/1/15
    • Big Title The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2015
      Orison Books offers $500 and publication in The Orison Anthology for a single work in each genre. Judges: Kevin McIlvoy (fiction), Ann Hood (nonfiction), and Claire Bateman (poetry). Entry fee: $15 ($30 if you want a copy of the anthology). Complete details at www.orisonbooks.com/submission-guidelines.

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  • Posted July 1, 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 July 1, 2015

    Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/15
    • Big Title Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 15
      From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit three short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. 1st place wins $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered for publication; the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse.

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    Posted July 1, 2015

    2015 NANO Prize Now Open!

    • Subtitle NANO Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/15
    • Big Title 2015 NANO Prize Now Open!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2015
      The 2015 NANO Prize, awarding publication and $1,000 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is now open and will be judged by Amber Sparks! All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in mid-September. Entry $20. Enter today! nanofiction.org

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  • Posted July 1, 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 1, 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 July 1, 2015

    Send Us Your Unforgettable Work

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted July-May.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Gravel is accepting submissions of comics, graphics, art, photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We are publishing book reviews of newly released or forthcoming books.We are also interested in author interviews. Please don't send us previously published work. We want work that will shake us up a bit. Work that will make us question our personal beliefs. Work that three days later will make us laugh once again. Submit here: gravel.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted July 1, 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 June 30, 2015

    Call for Quotes: A Man Is . . .

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Men and women are invited to complete this phrase in one sentence: “A man is . . .” Entries will be considered for publication in Passions of a Man, an anthology of men's writings that will show women who men are, to be published by Vineyards Press in 2016. Guidelines for submitting your sentence are at www.vineyardspress.com/Quotes.

  • Posted June 29, 2015

    ORO FINO: 1st Annual Chapbook Competition

    • Subtitle ORO FINO
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 8/31/15
    • Big Title ORO FINO: 1st Annual Chapbook Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2015
      Educe Press is seeking submissions to its 1st Annual Chapbook Competition Series, ORO FINO. Located in Montana mining country, we know the value of gold. This Summit Valley-to the west of the Rocky Mountains-is prime territory for placer mining. And while oro fino is not a technical term, it represents an idea–the hidden value of powdered gold. We want that powdered gold. And, we want it in 30-40 pages of poetry. You pay a $10 submission fee and the winner receives $100, publication, and 10 free copies. Final Judge: National Book Award Long-Lister, Diane Raptosh. educepress.com/2015/03/02/oro-fino/

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    Posted June 29, 2015

    Stoneboat Seeks Submissions for Fall Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Stoneboat literary journal is accepting submissions of poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic literature, b&w art, and photo essays through August 1st for the Fall 2015 issue. Quality is our only publication consideration—we want work that excites us and makes us want to turn the page. We are entering our sixth year of publication and have featured work by Robert Vivian, Philip Dacey, and Simon Perchik; we've also interviewed Chad Harbach and Sandra Kleven. Visit our website and/or read back issues to determine if your work would be a good fit. We prefer electronic submissions but also accept hardcopy. www.stoneboatwi.com

    Posted June 29, 2015

    Clementine Poetry Journal: Call for Submissions

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

    Clementine Poetry Journal publishes a small selection of poetry each month online and a companion printed journal once or twice a year. Poets we’ve recently featured include: Thomas Zimmerman, Yu-Han Chao, Corey Mesler, Anne Britting Oleson, and William Doreski. We’re drawn to well-crafted poems that are attentive to language and music—whether formal, free verse, language/experimental, or prose poem. Fast response times, usually within a week or two. A $3 submission fee helps defray expenses of publishing the annual volume and sending a free copy to contributors. Read our guidelines and currently posted work at clementinepoetryjournal.com.

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