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  • 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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    Posted February 1, 2016

    Flying South 2016 - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle Annual Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/16
    • Big Title Flying South 2016 - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2016
      $2000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2016, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website: www.wswriters.org.

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    Posted February 1, 2016

    Dead Bison Editors' Prize in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Dead Bison Editors' Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/16
    • Big Title Dead Bison Editors' Prize in Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2016
      A prize of $1,000 and publication in Arcadia is given annually for a short story, a work of nonfiction, and a poem or group of poems. Using our online submission system, submit up to 25 pages of fiction or nonfiction and up to 10 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee by April 30. The runner-up in each category will also be published. Email or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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    Posted February 1, 2016

    Cleveland State University Poetry Center 2016 Book Competitions

    • Subtitle Book Competitions
    • Genres Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 3/31/16
    • Big Title Cleveland State University Poetry Center 2016 Book Competitions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2016
      From January 1st - March 31st, 2016, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center will accept submissions for our First Book Poetry Competition (Judge: Daniel Borzutzky), Open Book Poetry Competition (Judges: Emily Kendal Frey, Siwar Masannat, & Jon Woodward), and Essay Collection Competition (Judge: Chris Kraus). Fee: $28 (includes a book from our catalog). Winners receive $1,000, publication, and a standard royalty contract; more information on submissions can be found on our website.

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  • Posted February 1, 2016

    2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/16
    • Big Title 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2016
      Our sixth annual May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is now open for submissions. The prize is awarded for a book-length collection of poetry (50-80 pages). This year's judge is Betsy Sholl, former Poet Laureate of Maine. The winning poet receives $1,000, publication, and 100 copies of the book along with distribution with our other titles. The reading fee is $25 per manuscript. Submission guidelines are available on our website: www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize/. Or submit your manuscript directly through Submittable: bauhanpublishing.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted February 1, 2016

    Gold Man Review is Open to Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 6. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we will probably be the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington.

    Posted February 1, 2016

    GFT Press Call for Submissions

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

    GFT is an all-profits-to-charity literary and art press seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for print and online publication. Please submit your best, most polished work! Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it. Guidelines and submissions: www.gftpress.com/submissions. (Now accepting interview submissions as well. Email with queries)

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal Seeks Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 30, 2016
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Contemporary Rural Social Work is an online scholarly journal associated with the Rural Social Work Caucus. The poetry section publishes high quality poems that describe the rural experience by evoking a sense of place and rural identity. If possible, the poetry should pertain to some aspect of human services. Please refer to the website to for examples of what we are looking for. Submit 3-5 original and unpublished poems. Simultaneous submissions are okay; however, please inform us immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere. Poems should be submitted to the Poetry section of the journal at the following website: journal.und.edu/crsw/. Poetry Editor: Dr. Danielle Dubrasky, Southern Utah University.

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Adventure

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 23, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Ladybug is looking for remarkable tales to thrill very young children. For this audience, an exciting story could explore an experience as common as starting out at a new childcare center or as wild as setting sail in a magical ship. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, we are interested in simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, lively language, and humor. Submit to Ladybug (for ages 3–6): cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818.

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Astrophil Press is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    Astrophil Press will be open for submissions for book length manuscripts and chapbooks from January 29th—April 5th, 2016. There is no reading fee and all submissions must go through our submittable page. Please visit our submission page for more details.

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Practice Your Craft along Southern Maryland's St. Mary's River

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: Rolling
    • Dates June 19-25, 2016;
    • Location St. Mary's College of Maryland
    • Blurb

      The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2016. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty; this year we'll also be offering a multi-genre youth workshop. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches and restaurants, or just write on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. June 19-25, 2016. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/


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