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  • Posted March 31, 2015

    $1500 in Prizes for Poetry & Prose

    • Subtitle Prizes for Poetry & Prose
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • 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 March 31, 2015

    The Rattle Poetry Prize is now $10,000

    • Subtitle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • 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the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection (past winners have ranged from the well-known to the previously unpublished poets), an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine, and a large Readers’ Choice Award chosen by the writers themselves, we’ve designed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 March 31, 2015

    Tartt First Fiction Award, Livingston Press

    • Subtitle Tartt First Fiction Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • 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 March 31, 2015

    Obsidian Special Issue Call for Submissions: Furious Flower

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 17, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Seeding the Future of African American Poetry. The editors of Obsidian, in partnership with the James Madison University Furious Flower Poetry Center, invite you to submit original unpublished essays presented at the 2014 Furious Flower conference & unpublished works of poetry for review. Selected works will appear in Obsidian’s fall 2015 double issue edited by Meta DuEwa Jones & Keith D. Leonard (essays) & giovanni singleton (poetry). For consideration, submit materials by April 17, 2015 to obsidian.submittable.com/submit. Direct inquiries to with FURIOUS FLOWER in the subject line.

  • Posted March 31, 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 March 30, 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 March 30, 2015

    Barnstorm Literary Journal Seeks Submissions!

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

    Barnstorm Literary Journal seeks to publish the best writing from both emerging and established writers. An online journal sponsored by the University of New Hampshire MFA Program, we publish literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Please visit our website to read publications and review our submission guidelines: barnstormjournal.org. We look forward to reading your work.

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry - $2000 plus publication

    • Subtitle Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 5/15/15
    • Big Title Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry - $2000 plus publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2015
      The 19th Annual Blue Lynx Prize, $2000 plus publication, is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. resident or citizen. Send a manuscript of at least 48 pages, a $28 reading fee plus SASE (for notification) to Lynx House Press, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210; or electronically to lynxhousepress.submittable.com. Postmark deadline: May 15, 2015. Make checks payable to Lynx House Press. The 2014 winner was Prartho Sereno for Elephant Raga. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Melissa Kwasny, Robert Wrigley, Dorianne Laux, Dara Wier, and David Wojahn. More details at www.lynxhousepress.org.

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    Posted March 30, 2015

    General Submissions Closing Soon

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    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 March 30, 2015

    Call for Submissions: If and Only If

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    If and Only If: A Journal of Body Image and Eating Disorders seeks submissions related to body image, the body and eating disorders for our Summer 2015 issue. We accept art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry for publication in our online journal. We're also interested in interviews and audio/video submissions for publication on our website. Go to www.ifandonlyifjournal.com for guidelines and to submit your work.

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Obsidian Special Issue: Experiments in Joy

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 17, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    In Summer 2014, Call & Response, an innovative dynamic of Black women and performance took place. Performers came together to share stories, forge a process and to debate privilege, agency, and forgiveness. Obsidian now seeks your responses: creative writing, original artwork, digital projects, or scholarly essays. All must engage the theme of “call and response” or “experiments in joy.” Deadline: April 17, 2015. See full guidelines and submit materials and fifty-word bio online: obsidian.submittable.com/submit. Direct inquiries to .

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Write the World Album Review Competition

    • Subtitle Album Review Competition
    • Genres Nonfiction, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 4/14/15
    • Big Title Writing Contest - Album Review
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 14, 2015
      What's in your music library? A few crowd pleasers, that album that was better than you first thought… and too many embarrassing guilty pleasures to mention? If you love listening to music, you just might like to write about it too… If so, check out Write the World's newest competition for young writers, ages 13-18. The Album Review Competition opens Monday, March 30, 2015. Cash Prizes and Public Praise! writetheworld.com

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  • Posted March 30, 2015

    Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshops

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      The Fine Arts Work Center offers inspiring year-round writing workshops. Work with renowned Summer Program Workshop Faculty to develop your craft within a supportive community of students, faculty, and staff. Our spectacular location at the tip of Cape Cod’s spiral is the perfect place to escape the routine of everyday life. Here is the time and space to concentrate on what truly matters—your creative work. 24PearlStreet Workshops offer an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized writers. Focus on doing your best work under the guidance of exceptional faculty, no matter where you are or what your schedule. fawc.org

  • Posted March 30, 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 March 30, 2015

    Posit, a journal of literature and art seeks submissions

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    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 March 27, 2015

    Buddhist Poetry Review Volume Two

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

    Buddhist Poetry Review is seeking submissions for Volume Two, Issue One. The reading period will begin on April 1st and continue through May 25th, 2015. There will not be a theme for this issue, but poems should, as always, be inspired/informed by Buddhism in some way. www.buddhistpoetryreview.com/home

    Posted March 27, 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 March 27, 2015

    Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference - June 20-26, 2015

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: May 1, 2015
    • Dates June 20-26, 2015
    • Blurb

      "Fantastic – one of the best conferences in the country!” –Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Writers gather beside beautiful Lake Bemidji for intensive weeklong workshops with award-wining faculty: David Gessner, Tayari Jones, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Matt de la Peña, and Joni Tevis. Our Distinguished Visiting Writer is Mark Doty! “The level of engagement the Northwoods Conference allows faculty to have with participants means that we can accomplish an immense amount of quality instruction,” explains Camille Dungy. Fee includes workshops, daily craft-talks, editor/publishing talks, evening readings, events, and meals. Amenities include: manuscript consultations, affordable housing, and recreational activities. Auditor Option deadline: June 10. www.northwoodswriters.org/apply/ Email:

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Publisher Seeks Submissions on Art, Nature, Spirit

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography
    • Type Book

    Shanti Arts Publishing is committed to producing beautiful and compelling books about art, nature, and spirit for adults and children. Founded in 2011, we are rapidly gaining recognition for the quality of our work, our dedication to working collaboratively with authors and artists, and our enthusiasm for our guiding principle: literary and visual art possess the capability to transform the world. We are seeking submissions. www.shantiarts.com

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Tech, Art & Lit Journal Seeking All Submissions

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

    Carbon Culture Review is an innovative new tech, art & lit journal seeking prose, poetry, art, essay, translations, reviews, interviews, and multimedia submissions. There is a small submission fee. We are also seeking poetry film submissions for our $1000 annual contest judged by Zata Kitowski, director of PoetryFilm. Guidelines can be found here: carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted March 26, 2015

    The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Innovative Short Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/15
    • Big Title The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2015
      The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest is open for submissions. Winner receives $500, publication in the next print edition, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. This year’s judge is Amelia Gray, author of Gutshot, Threats, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM. May 1st deadline. $15 entry fee includes free digital download of the next issue. Guidelines available at coniumreview.com/contests/.

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    Posted March 26, 2015

    Smoky Blue #3 Now Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine welcomes submissions of art, photography, poetry, fiction, memoir, reviews, and essays for issue #3, online September 1. Begun by senior artists and writers in Asheville, NC, SBLAAM encourages contributions from those living life's second half, but we are open to all writers and artists everywhere and to all forms, genres, and subjects. Established artists and writers are always welcome, but we especially encourage emerging ones. Visit sblaam.com to examine issues 1-2. Submission guidelines and a bit about our history are also there. If thinking of submitting images, please carefully follow our images guidelines.  

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Inlandia Institute announces The Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition

    • Subtitle Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Book Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/15
    • Big Title Inlandia Institute announces The Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2015
      The Inlandia Institute is proud to announce The Hillary Gravendyk Prize, an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. Two winners, one entry fee: National and Regional, $1000 each. Submit a poetry manuscript between 48 - 100 pages. Submissions accepted via Inlandia’s Submittable portal: inlandiaaliteraryjourney.submittable.com/submit/37899. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2015 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. The winners will be announced in September 2015, and we expect to publish the winning books in December of 2015.

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  • Posted March 25, 2015

    Call for Submissions: The Boiler

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its Summer 2015 issue. Submissions close May 15, 2015. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit: www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines. The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Published quarterly, our recently published authors include: Eloisa Amezcua, Dalton Day, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Lane Falcon, Jennifer Givhan, Angie Macri, Jenny Molberg, Caitlin Thomson, Jonathan Travelstead, Jeanann Verlee, Alyssa Nicole Aninaig, Tamas Dobozy, Tal Abbady.

    Posted March 25, 2015

    Lowestoft Chronicle Seeks Submissions for Next 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 upcoming issue (June 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 additional information, please visit our website at www.lowestoftchronicle.com.

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