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  • Posted February 11, 2016

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Dates Dates vary.
    • Location Locations vary.
    • Blurb

      Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, and Singapore. "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. www.creativityworkshop.com.

    Posted February 10, 2016

    Blink-Ink 50 Word Fiction "Mystery Train" Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Mystery Train. Who rides such a train, and why? / Going to, running from, or does that even matter? / Do our passengers sit in coach with their tickets, / or ride concealed without? / Perhaps a mix (and does our mix “mix”). / Lee Marvin tough-guy drifter, Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. / Who stayed behind, and who, if anyone, waits up ahead? / Does anyone else know of this journey? / Someone special, or no one at all. / In transit - passengers - crew - stowaways. / Points of departure - destinations - stops along the way.
    In fifty words or so tell us your story. Please visit site www.Blink-Ink.org.

  • Posted February 8, 2016

    $400 October Prizes in Poetry and Fiction

    • Subtitle October Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/16
    • Big Title $400 October Prizes in Poetry and Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2016
      TCR is excited to announce our first annual contest. This year’s judges for the October Prizes are Phillip B. Williams (poetry) and Sara Pritchard (fiction). The two winners will each receive $400 and publication. Finalists will also receive publication and gift cards from Litographs. The entry fee is $15 for 6 poems or one story (up to 10,000 words). Our contest adheres strictly to CLMP's code of ethics. Full guidelines can be found at www.thecossackreview.com/octoberprize.html. Submit at thecossack.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted February 8, 2016

    Transference Invites Submissions of Translated Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2016
    • Genre Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Transference is seeking English translations of Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese poems. Maximum of four poems per submission. Please also submit a commentary addressing particular challenges of the translation process and/or specific translation choices. Visit scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/ to read past issues and see submission guidelines. Transference is published in limited print quantities as well as online; authors receive two print copies. For more information contact , , or . Transference is published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University.

    Posted February 8, 2016

    FLAR Call for Writers and Artists

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 18, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review is now accepting submissions for its May 2016 edition. FLAR is an online literary and art journal located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We are looking for fresh writing and art submissions from emerging and established authors. We publish online twice a year in May and November. Please visit our website at fredericksburgwriters.com/submissions/ for specific guidelines. Our November 2015 edition is available to read online at our website, and printed copies are available through our online store. We look forward to reading and viewing your work.

    Posted February 8, 2016

    Call for Submissions: EXPERIMEMENTOS, Third Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 29, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Formerly based in San Francisco, EXPERIMEMENTOS has relocated to Rochester, NY and is preparing its third issue. The primary focus is poetry, though short prose works, as well as pretty much any type of writing/art, are considered. We are attracted to experimentation, so give us your envelope pushers, your external boxers, your noodle scratchers. For more information about our editing process (which is very different from most magazines!), please read the submission guidelines found here: www.experimementos.com/submissions/.

  • Posted February 8, 2016

    Able Muse Open to Submissions - Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Art

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

    Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming, summer 2016 issue. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. (Although Able Muse reads and accepts submissions year-round, be sure to submit by March 10, 2016, to be considered for next issue.) Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com.

    Posted February 8, 2016

    Submit to Rabbit Catastrophe

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

    Rabbit Catastrophe Review publishes original poetry, short fiction, art, and nonfiction. Visit our website for submission guidelines: rabbitcatastrophepress.com.

  • Posted February 8, 2016

    Bauhan Publishing introduces a new prize! The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize.

    • Subtitle Monadnock Essay Collection Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 3/1/16
    • Big Title Bauhan Publishing introduces a new prize! The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize.
    • Blurb

      Extended deadline: March 1, 2016
      The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize will be awarded for a book-length collection of nonfiction essays. These essays can take any form: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account etc., as long as they have not been previously published as a collection. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, 100 copies of the published book along with distribution with our fall titles. Our judge will be Alice B. Fogel, the current New Hampshire Poet Laureate and award-winning author, poet, and teacher. Submission guidelines are available on our website: www.bauhanpublishing.com/essay-contest/ or submit your manuscript through Submittable: bauhanpublishing.submittable.com/submit

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  • Posted February 8, 2016

    The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline

    • Blurb

      Students in Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs (CWP) are part of a series of outstanding programs in creative writing—undergraduate and graduate—in the heart of a dynamic and rich literary community. CWP students have at their fingertips not only the resources at Hamline—the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing and an award-winning national literary magazine—but the cultural and literary bounty of the Twin Cities. hamline.edu/cwp

  • Posted February 4, 2016

    Seeking Submissions from Writers, Artists, Creatives, and Multimedia Makers!

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Carbon Culture Review is looking for submissions in all categories for our 2016 print issue as well as our quarterly online issues. We have also extended the deadline for our 2015/2016 $1000 poetry film contest. See our guidelines at: carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit. We are a tech, art and literary magazine distributed in the US and abroad with a focus on tech-related themes and ideas. We also encourage outside interviews, articles, and reviews as well as new multimedia art forms that explore who we are as creatives in the tech age.

    Posted February 4, 2016

    The American Aesthetic Sonnet Competition

    • Subtitle Sonnet Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/21/16
    • Big Title The American Aesthetic Sonnet Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 21, 2016
      The American Aesthetic Sonnet Competition. Spring 2016 Prize of $10.00 for best sonnet. No Entry Fee. Maximum of one sonnet. Traditional Format of 14 lines, 10 syllables per line, iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme such as: A B A B/ C D C D/ E F E F/ G G (Shakespearean). Prize money for the winning sonnet entry will be mailed by check to author's address. Acknowledgement of the winning sonnet (including author's name and bio) will be published in the March 2016 issue of The American Aesthetic. More information: www.theamericanaesthetic.org/sonnet-competition.html

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    Posted February 4, 2016

    2016 Prime Number Magazine Awards

    • Subtitle Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/16
    • Big Title 2016 Prime Number Magazine Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2016
      2016 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction (Prime Number Magazine is a Press 53 publication). Reading fee $15. Poetry judged by Kelly Cherry (LSU Press); Short Fiction judged by Taylor Brown (St. Martin’s Press). Winner in each category receives $1,000 plus publication in Prime Number Magazine. Open January 1 through April 15, 2016. Submit online through Submittable. Complete details at www.PrimeNumberMagazine.com and at www.Press53.com.

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  • Posted February 4, 2016

    Timberline Review Seeks Submissions

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

    Newly published by Willamette Writers, The Timberline Review is drawing attention. "From the very get-go all of the elements of a first-rate journal are here in abundance: gorgeous layout and design, a keen and yet eclectic editorial vision, and a myriad of voices coming together to sing of the mysteries of the human heart." (Robert Vivian, author, essayist and faculty at Alma College, Michigan). Submissions are open January 1 - April 15 for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue. Established and emerging writers welcome. Full guidelines at timberlinereview.com.

  • Posted February 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 February 3, 2016

    University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency

    • Registration Deadline Application Deadline: April 3, 2016
    • Blurb

      The University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Summer Residency Program offers one residency each summer for a poet to spend two weeks developing their work in Tucson, Arizona. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply. The residency includes a $500 stipend and a two-week stay in a studio apartment located within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31. The 2016 Summer Residency is judged by Natalie Diaz. poetry.arizona.edu/awards-residencies/summer

    Posted February 3, 2016

    $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 February 2, 2016

    Penny Fiction: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Two

    • Subtitle http://www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/29/16
    • Big Title Penny Fiction: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Two
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 29, 2016
      Haunted Waters Press seeks exceptionally small works of fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. Tell us a story in exactly 16 words—no more, no less. Competition will be held in three rounds. Round Two: January 1, 2016 through February 29, 2016. Free to submit. All entries eligible for publication. One Grand Prize awarded per round. One entry per author per round. Multiple stories per entry encouraged. Full submission details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html. We look forward to reading your work.

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  • Posted February 2, 2016

    Able Muse Write Prize/Book Award (Poetry, Flash Fiction, Book)

    • Subtitle Write Prize/Book Award
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book, Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/16; 3/31/16
    • Big Title Able Muse Write Prize/Book Award (Poetry, Flash Fiction, Book)
    • Blurb

      Deadlines: March 15 & March 31, 2016
      Submit now to Able Muse contests for 2016! Write Prize (poetry, fiction): $500 each + publication. Final judges: Patricia Smith (poetry) and Stuart Dybek (fiction). $15 entry. Deadline: March 15, 2016. Book Award (poetry): $1,000 + book publication. Final judge: A.E. Stallings. $25 entry. Deadline: March 31, 2016. Enter now - go to www.ablemusepress.com for details.

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    Posted February 2, 2016

    Brilliant Submissions Wanted

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

    Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

    Posted February 1, 2016

    The Capra Review has Extended its Deadline!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The Capra Review is accepting fiction, nonfiction and art for its Spring 2016 issue. We have published work from emerging and established writers, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist and Whiting Writers' Award winner. Read our past issues then send your best work to: . We accept simultaneous, one at a time, submissions. For complete guidelines, visit www.thecaprareview.com. Follow @CapraReview.

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Call for Submissions: This Bridge Called Language Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2016
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an “untranslatable” word from around the world. We seek personal stories/memoir inspired by untranslatable words that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any direct translation could. This anthology allows the power of language, and personal storytelling to be the bridge between the imagined “us” and “them,” in a world increasingly filled with pieces of us all. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ writers encouraged to submit. Indigenous or immigrant, multicultural, mono- or multi-lingual, and everything in between, send us your best! bridgecalledlanguage.wordpress.com

  • Posted February 1, 2016

    $1000 Missouri Review Miller Audio Prizes

    • Subtitle Miller Audio Competition
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/16
    • Big Title $1000 Missouri Review Miller Audio Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15th, 2016
      The Missouri Review
      is excited to announce the ninth annual Miller Audio Competition. $1000 for the winner in each category: Poetry, Prose, Audio Documentary, Humor. Fifteen-minute time limit. You decide your entry fee, and all entrants receive a one-year digital subscription to The Missouri Review. The winners and runners up will be featured on our podcast. Our guest judge is Andrea Silenzi from Slate. Don’t let the technological aspect scare you—if you can operate an iPhone, you can do it! For full details and to enter, please see our website: www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions/.

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  • Posted February 1, 2016

    Call for Submissions: riverSedge

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors have included Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, and Sandra Cisneros. riverSedge is now accepting submissions through March 2016. All submissions (except reviews and interviews) will be eligible for three $300 prizes in the categories of prose, poetry, and art. Dramatic scripts and graphic literature will be judged as prose. All eligible submissions require a $5 reading fee. Submissions should be electronically transmitted to: riversedge.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 1, 2016

    Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize Judged By Ned Stuckey-French

    • Subtitle Steinberg Essay Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/16
    • Big Title Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize Judged By Ned Stuckey-French
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2016
      Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction accepts entries to the Steinberg Essay Prize through March 15. This year’s judge is essayist and scholar Ned Stuckey-French (author of The American Essay in the American Century; co-editor of Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time). Winning essay receives $1,000 and publication. Entry fee is $22. The general submission period runs from August 15 through November 30. Full guidelines can be found at fourthgenre.msu.edu. Submit at fourthgenre.submittable.com.

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