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  • Posted December 19, 2014

    St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle Poetry Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 3/1/15
    • Big Title St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 1, 2015
      St. Petersburg Review is an independent, international, nonprofit, annual review of contemporary literature that seeks to foster and promote global connections and affinities through the annual publication of quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama from all countries. Our poetry contest, which has a 5% or better publication rate, will be accepting submissions September 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015. Visit www.stpetersburgreview.com for complete information on the contest and other SPR activities.

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Bridge Eight Is Seeking Submissions For Its Spring Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2015

    Bridge Eight literary magazine is seeking poetry, literary short fiction and nonfiction for its Spring 2015 Issue. New and established writers alike are welcome. bridgeeight.com

    Posted December 19, 2014

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and flash. We welcome visual art in any medium. Midwesterners and women are encouraged; we're listening for diverse voices. Send us your masks, your secrets, your bloody hearts in the dark. More details: stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.
    Posted December 19, 2014

    Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open Contest

    • Subtitle Prose Open Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 1/1/2015
    • Big Title Tupelo Quarterly's Prose Open Contest
    • Blurb

      Submission deadline: January 1, 2015
      Tupelo Quarterly's Prose Open Contest is now accepting entries in all styles, sensibilities and related genres—fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay and hybrid work. No singular genre preferred; the sole criterion is excellence. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2015 issue of Tupelo Quarterly. Runners-up and finalists will also be published. Final judge is Joanna Howard. There is a reading fee of $20. Please visit www.tupeloquarterly.com/submit for full submission guidelines.

    Posted December 18, 2014

    The Screaming Sheep is open to submissions for Volume II!

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014
    The Screaming Sheep is open to submissions for Volume II! We are a magazine looking for those who lust for change, and aren't afraid to scream about it. Our Volume I was a wonderful success, and we are determined to do even better for our Volume II! “Baaooooooooo”—Walt Wolfman. www.screamingsheepmag.com
    Posted December 18, 2014

    CutBank Open to Submissions Through February 1, 2015

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2015

    CutBank Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for our upcoming print issues through February 1, 2015. We accept compelling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We're global in scope but with a regional bias; we lean toward the edgy, the unforgettable, the pieces that capture the beautiful and painful realities of humanity. Please go to cutbankonline.org for more information and to submit.

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Call for Submissions: Crush

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

    A crush is an itch. An agitation. An impulse. We have romantic crushes, friend crushes, brain crushes, even food crushes; we crush on slam poets, celeb scientists, pumpkin spice, steampunk, that jacket, those boots. Look at it sidelong, and a crush is trivial: "it's just a crush." But infatuation is perilous. It can kill your cool and short your brain: we'll do mad things in pursuit of a crush. Flirt and you open a door. And there's no knowing what will happen next. Cicada YA lit/comics mag is on the lookout for subs on crushes: www.cicadamag.com/submitwork.

    Posted December 17, 2014

    S/tick seeks fabulous feminist art and creative writing

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, but it's exactly what S/tick is looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy. Please visit our site and review the submission guidelines, then send us your bright and touching art, poetry, and prose with a biting feminist bent! Preference may be given to women and artists in Canada.! s-tick.tumblr.com

    Posted December 17, 2014

    Submit fiction and creative nonfiction to Burrow Press Review

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Burrow Press Review features one new work of fiction or creative nonfiction on its homepage each week. We publish a wide range of established and emerging writers. Send us your best literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction and experimental pieces are also welcome. 5,000 words max. burrowpressreview.com

    Posted December 16, 2014

    damselfly press seeks submissions by women writers

    • Deadline info Email submissions accepted year-round.

    damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. If you’d like to submit, please first visit our guidelines section before emailing your submission. damselflypress.net/submissions/

  • Posted December 16, 2014

    The Drunken Odyssey Needs Personal Essays on Beloved Books

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    The Drunken Odyssey, an amazing writing podcast, needs personal essays for its “Book that Changed my Life” segments. Send pitches for essay ideas to . For approved pitches, essays should be between 500 and 800 words. The format is to discuss what was going on in your life when you encountered the book, what about the book affected you so much, and close retrospectively with your life now, after having had the book become a part of you. Accepted essays will be read by the authors (when possible) and paired with music. For examples, check out the podcast at thedrunkenodyssey.com.

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Call for Submissions on Illness and Gender!

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015
    Submit to our anthology of essays, stories, poems, and artworks by artists and authors who either identify as female and are writing about illness or who are exploring the role of gender in the illness experience. We welcome submissions under 3,500 words from any and all interested applicants, including but not limited to students, teachers, writers, artists, and medical professionals. Previously published works, the rights to which have reverted to the author, are eligible for submission. Email with submissions (in .doc, .docx, or PDF form) and questions (including requests to submit an article over the given word limit).
    Posted December 15, 2014

    Call for Submissions: great weather for MEDIA

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

    great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the edgy, unpredictable, fearless, and innovative. We welcome submissions from national and international writers Please visit greatweatherformedia.com/submissions for details and guidelines.

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Dora & Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee %18.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/15
    • Big Title Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize judged by L.S. Asekoff
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2015
      The Dora and Alexander Raynes poetry prize from Jewish Currents magazine is now accepting submissions. NOTE: Poets of all ages, backgrounds, religions/non-religions, and orientations are encouraged to submit. This year's theme is "The World to Come." Our judge is the venerable and gracious L. S. Asekoff. $1,000 first prize, $180 for two second prizes, and magazine publication. The top 36 poems will be collected into an anthology Summer 2015. All poems considered for future publication in the magazine. Details for online and snail mail submissions: jewishcurrents.org/poetry-prize.

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Call for Submissions: 2015 Manifest West Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2015

    Western Press Books of Western State Colorado University invites submissions for the 2015 edition of its literary anthology Manifest West. This year we are calling for submissions based on the theme of WESTERN WEIRD. Please visit www.western.edu/westernpress for guidelines and submission details.

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Borderlands Accepting General and Special Section Submissions!

    • Deadline info December 15 and 31, 2014

    Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review's general submission window for issue 42 (featuring Celeste Guzman Mendoza) is open until Dec. 15th, and our special section featuring the work of CantoMundo fellows is now open until Dec. 31st! www.borderlands.org/guidelines.html

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people aged from before preschool all the way to age 18. Photography, writing, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome. Check it out here to see how you could become published: www.poetryspace.co.uk/young-writers-space/. In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young people.

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Dirty Chai Submission Call!

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2015

    Dirty Chai wants your MADNESS! We’re looking for work that reflects the sort of disillusioned chaos that seems to be wreaking havoc on the world today. Show us your alternative realities; we want to feel what you feel. We accept works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art/photography that isn't afraid to press boundaries, bend genre. Have something that kicks it up a notch, but you're not sure if it fits the theme? Send it anyway! We are accepting both themed and general submissions. Head to www.dirtychaimag.com for more info & to view past issues.

    Posted December 11, 2014

    The Orison Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Orison Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $25.
    • Contest Type [book]
    • Contest Deadline 2/15/15
    • Big Title The Orison Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2015
      Orison Books offers $1,500 and publication in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60-100 pages by February 15, 2015. Entry fee: $25. Judge: C. Dale Young. Anyone with a close personal relationship with or who has ever been a student of the judge is ineligible. All finalists considered for publication. Electronic submissions preferred; hard copy submissions may be sent to the following address with a check for the entry fee made out to Orison Books: The Orison Poetry Prize, PO Box 8385, Asheville, NC 28814. For complete guidelines, go to www.orisonbooks.com/submission-guidelines.

  • Posted December 11, 2014

    The Boiler Flash Essay Contest judged by Daniel Nester

    • Subtitle Flash Essay Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Entry Fee $12.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/15
    • Big Title The Boiler Flash Essay Contest judged by Daniel Nester
    • Blurb

      Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015
      The Boiler challenges you to submit flash essays under 600 words. We’re open to hybrid forms of poetry, essay, and memoir. The only things that matters are whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing. Two winners will receive $600 and publication in our spring issue. Finalists will be considered for publication in our spring issue and other prizes. Submissions open October 31st and close January 15th. We will announce the winner in the spring of 2015. To get an idea of what we like, read magazines like Brevity, Sweet, or other flash journals. www.theboilerjournal.com

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Arcadia Short Story Contest

    • Subtitle Short Story Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Entry Fee $15.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 2/1/15
    • Big Title Arcadia Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 1, 2015
      A prize of $1,000 and publication in Arcadia is given annually for a short story. Submit exceptionally well-crafted short stories of less than 12,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between November 1 and February 1. All stories submitted will be considered for publication in Arcadia. The editors will judge and a winner will be announced in March. The winning story will appear in the spring issue of Arcadia. For more details and to submit: www.arcadiamagazine.org/#!contests/cr6f

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Seeking stories, poetry, and book reviews

    • Deadline info Deadline: mid-January 2015

    Anak Sastra seeks short stories (fiction or creative nonfiction), poetry, and book reviews for its 18th issue to be published in late January 2015. Contributors and/or story themes must have some connection to Southeast Asia. For more information and to submit work, please visit: www.anaksastra.com.

    Posted December 10, 2014

    Timber Journal Calls for Innovative Prose, Poetry, and Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    We’re looking for the fun-house mirror that, for all its distortion of reality, still reveals—emphasizes, even—something true. This gets called “experiment” sometimes, but we aren’t married to (or even going steady with) the term. Let’s put it like this: you can play with your forms, you can take risks with your syntax. If genre is your thing, you can draft ninjas and goblins and cyborgs. So long as the sentences are tasty and the content is calorific, we’ll eat it up. We publish work online on a rolling basis as well as in an annual print anthology. www.timberjournal.com

    Posted December 9, 2014

    All We Want This Holiday Is Your Submission

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Chestnuts may be roasting on open fires but your work definitely will not be when it finds a home in The MacGuffin. Just as the snow begins to accumulate outside, we’re beginning to accumulate work for our Winter 2015 issue. Our staff loves poetry of the reflective, introspective variety and prose that evokes a strong voice. Work in this issue will appear alongside the winners of Poet Hunt 19, judged and commentated by Carl Dennis! For full details, see www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at . Let us give you the gift of publication this year!

    Posted December 9, 2014

    Call for Poetry Submissions for 3rd Edition

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

    We are looking for poetry submissions for our 3rd edition. We accept all forms of poetry as submissions, 3 poems maximum per person please. threeandahalfpoint9.weebly.com

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