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    Posted April 1, 2015

    Competition for Imagine This! An Artprize Anthology

    • Subtitle Imagine This! An Artprize Anthology
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/15
    • Big Title Competition for Imagine This! An Artprize Anthology
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2015
      For writers of poetry, short stories (1500 words) and personal essays (1500 words). Submissions through April 30, 2015. First Prize: $1,000. Second Prize: $500. Third Prize: $250. Top 25 entries will be published in anthology. Submission fee: $20. Managed by the Cascade Writers’ Group and Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology will be sold through the ArtPrize hub and other venues. ArtPrize is an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 1,000,000 visitors and 25,900,000 page views each year. Named by Time as one of the top five festivals of the year. readwritelive.org/anthology-competition-2015

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    Posted April 1, 2015

    From the Depths 2015: Backroads & Porch Swings

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of fiction and poetry for the 2015 issue of our literary journal, From the Depths. Backroads and Porch Swings will feature works depicting a slice of life in rural America. Captivate us with the romance and simplicity of country living. Bring us subtle Midwestern tales of lives rooted in soil. Show us the other side of the tracks with darker fiction inspired by the great Southern Gothic and Country Noir storytellers. Most of all, take us back to the places that haunt our memories and call us home. hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted April 1, 2015

    Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes

    • Subtitle Annual Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/1/15
    • Big Title Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2015
      Bellevue Literary Review
      ’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: Paul Harding), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Mark Vonnegut), $1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Ada Limón). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Find the complete guidelines and submit online: www.blreview.org.

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    Posted April 1, 2015

    Door is a Jar: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Door is a Jar is looking for well-crafted poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and artwork for the first issue of its biannual publication (Released September 2015). For more information on our submission guidelines, please visit www.doorisajarmagazine.com.

    Posted April 1, 2015

    Gold Man Review is Open for Submissions

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

    Gold Man Review, a West Coast journal, is currently seeking submissions from writers residing in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. We are looking for previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We love work that pushes boundaries whether in form or content. Please visit our website, www.goldmanreview.org, for specific submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Posted April 1, 2015

    Baltimore Review Summer Contest - Crime

    • Subtitle Summer Contest - Crime
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/15
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Summer Contest - Crime
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2015
      Baltimore Review
      Summer Issue Contest Theme: Crime. From infractions to felonies. Prizes are $500, $200, and $100. Entry fee is $10. All contest entries, regardless of genre, should be submitted through the Contest link in Submittable. Three winners will be selected from among all entries. 3,000-word limit for fiction and creative nonfiction (5,000-word limit for non-contest, non-theme submissions). One to three poems in an entry. All entries considered for publication. Final judge: Sujata Massey. See guidelines at baltimorereview.org.

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    Posted April 1, 2015

    Brilliant Flash Fiction Equality Writing Competition

    • Subtitle Equality Writing Competition
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/15
    • Big Title Equality Writing Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2015
      No entry fee, 300-word limit, unlimited entries. Judge: Liz Nugent, Author of Unraveling Oliver. Submit the best story written on the theme of equality and win 50 euro first prize. Deadline: June 15, 2015. brilliantflashfiction.com

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    Posted April 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 April 1, 2015

    Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

    • Subtitle Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/15
    • Big Title Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2015
      23rd year. $4,000 in cash prizes, including two top awards of $1,500 each. Seeks short stories and essays up to 6,000 words each. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (nearly one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $16. Final judge: Arthur Powers. See guidelines, past winners, and enter at www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    2015 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Curt Johnson Prose Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/15
    • Big Title 2015 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2015
      december invites submissions to its Curt Johnson Prose Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction from April 1-June 15. Fiction Judge: Joyce Carol Oates. Nonfiction Judge: Albert Goldbarth. Winners in each category receive $1,500 and publication; Honorable Mentions in each category receive $500 and publication. All finalists considered for publication. Original, unpublished work only; 8,000 word limit. $20 entry fee includes copy of awards issue. Please go to decembermag.org/december-awards/ for contest guidelines and to submit your work online.

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    Glimmer Train's May Short Story Award for New Writers

    • Subtitle SHort Story Award for New Writers
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/15
    • Big Title Glimmer Train's May Short Story Award for New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2015
      Open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation >5000. First places wins $1500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories. Second/third win $500/$300 and consideration for publication. Results announced on August 1. Held quarterly. All four of last year's winning pieces were their authors' first fiction in print. www.glimmertrain.com

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    The MacGuffin's Poet Hunt Contest Begins April 1!

    • Subtitle Poet Hunt Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/3/15
    • Big Title The MacGuffin's Poet Hunt Contest Begins April 1!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 3, 2015
      The MacGuffin is once again on the hunt for the best poems we can find! Our 20th National Poet Hunt Contest runs from April 1 to June 3. This year, we’re bringing in poet Laura Kasischke to be our guest judge. To enter, please send three unpublished poems (without author info) along with a check/money order for $15, payable to Schoolcraft College, and an index card with your Poem Titles, Author Name, and Contact Info. For full rules, please see www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin or email . Mail all entries to: The MacGuffin Poet Hunt • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152-2696.

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    Robert Watson Literary Awards

    • Subtitle Robert Watson Literary Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/15/15
    • Big Title Robert Watson Literary Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 15, 2015
      Submit up to 25 pages for fiction, up to 10 pages for poetry. $15 entry fee. All entries receive a 1-year subscription to The Greensboro Review. Winner in each genre receives $1000 and publication in the Spring Issue. Submit online: greensbororeview.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    Third Annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/15/15
    • Big Title Third Annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
      $1000 and publication in The Georgia Review will be awarded for a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online. Period opens 1 April, and all entries must be postmarked or submitted online by 15 May. Please submit one to three poems, with an overall page limit of ten. The Georgia Review editors will judge. All poems will be considered for publication; any selected will be paid our regular poetry honorarium of $4 per line. Late entries will not be considered, nor will simultaneously submitted work. garev.uga.edu/submissions.html

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  • Posted April 1, 2015

    2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

    • Subtitle Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/15/15
    • Big Title 2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2015
      Carve Magazine
      's 2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open April 1-May 15, featuring guest judge Andre Dubus III. Prizes: $1,000, $500, $250, and 2 Editor's Choice $125 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2015 issue and considered by three lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online/$15 mailed. No limit to number of entries. Max 6,000 words. www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest/.

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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.

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