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  • Posted March 2, 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 March 2, 2015

    Beatdom #16 - the MONEY issue

    • Deadline info May 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Beatdom is the world's leading Beat Generation literary journal, and we are looking for submissions for our upcoming issue. The theme of this issue is money and that means preference will be given to submissions relating to both the Beats (or other mid-20th century artists) and money/finance. We prefer essays but publish a small number of poems and short stories in each issue. Please see our submission guidelines for more details: www.beatdom.com/?p=3403.

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Call For Submissions: Food & The South

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Wraparound South, a journal of new Southern writing, is seeking themed submissions for its summer 2015 issue: Food. Send work with reference or connection to food and the South. Whether that takes the form of an investigation into pot likker, a family around a table, or an ode to a meal you once had in Alabama, we’re interested. Like the geographical definition of southern, food-centered writing is a shifting landscape: the connection to food, as well as the South, is open to interpretation. Please see our full guidelines on www.wraparoundsouth.org. Send submissions to wraparoundsouth[at]gmail by April 1, 2015.

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Calls for Entries - WCCA - Int'l Arts Conference

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Literary Site

    The Third Annual “Warnborough College Conference on the Arts” (WCCA) will take place from the evening of 14 July through 17 July 2015. Our theme for this year’s conference is Art as Illusion. Brief proposals are due 1 April 2015. Tracks include: Visual Presentations, Art History, Art Studio, Film, Radio & TV, and Creative Writing Workshops, Academic Papers, Short Films, Art to Exhibit, Indie Authors, Round Tables. www.warnborough.org

    Posted March 2, 2015

    Share Your Guilty Pleasures & Vices: Theme Issue Accepting Submissions

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

    Guilty Pleasures & Vices Issue: What do you do when no one is looking? What do you have hidden in your desk drawer at work? What are you embarrassed to admit? What helps you through the tough times? Urban dictionary defines “guilty pleasure” as: something you shouldn’t like but like anyway. We want to know yours! Send us your best piece of creative nonfiction (up to 3500 words) that involves your guilty pleasure (or maybe how you are affected by someone else’s!) by May 30, 2015 to be considered for our theme issue, which goes live in July. www.hippocampusmagazine.com

    Posted March 2, 2015

    The Frost Place: Poetry Conferences at Robert Frost's Former Home

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: Rolling
    • Dates June 21-25, July 12-18, August 2-8;
    • Location The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
    • Blurb

      The Frost Place’s Summer Poetry Programs offer many ways to immerse oneself in poetry at Robert Frost’s former home in the beautiful White Mountains of NH.
      Conference on Poetry and Teaching—June 21–25, 2015—Classroom teachers and highly skilled poet/teachers share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom. Both graduate credit and CEUs are available.
      Conference on Poetry—July 12–18, 2015—"an intensive poetry camp" with writers who are committed to the craft of writing poetry
      Poetry Seminar—August 2–8, 2015—small group setting, one-on-one faculty meetings, a dynamic and supportive environment. www.frostplace.org

    Posted March 2, 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 2, 2015

    Cloudbank Magazine Poetry/Flash Fiction Prize Call for Submissions

    • Subtitle Poetry/Flash Fiction Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/15
    • Big Title Cloudbank Magazine Poetry/Flash Fiction Prize Call for Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2015
      Cloudbank
      magazine is offering a $200 prize for one poem or flash fiction published in the upcoming issue, Cloudbank 9. The winning poem or flash fiction is chosen by editors Michael Malan and Peter Sears, Oregon's poet laureate. Revive us with your fire! Send up to 5 poems or short prose pieces with the $15 fee by April 30. Fee includes a two-issue subscription, starting with the current issue. Send to: Cloudbank, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339. Full guidelines and more at www.cloudbankbooks.com.

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    Posted March 2, 2015

    The Personal Aftermath of War

    • Subtitle Personal Aftermath of War
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/15
    • Big Title The Personal Aftermath of War
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2015
      The Call: Seeking stories for an important anthology that will help us comprehend the powerful, often invisible events that shape the hours, days, nights, weeks, months, and years after coming home. Open to all affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts (veterans, families, children, friends). Editor: Dario DiBattista, Marine combat veteran of the Iraq War, Veterans Writing Project instructor. Award: $200 + publication. hudsonwhitman.com

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  • Posted March 2, 2015

    Sycamore Review Wabash Prize in Fiction

    • Subtitle Wabash Prize in Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/17/15
    • Big Title Sycamore Review Wabash Prize in Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 17, 2015
      Sycamore Review
      's Wabash Prize in Fiction is open to submissions March 1 through April 17. This year, Kelly Link will judge. Winner receives $1,000 dollars and publication in Sycamore Review. All entries considered for publication. Reading fee of $20 includes copy of the prize issue. For more details, see www.sycamorereview.com.

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  • Posted February 27, 2015

    Bartleby Snopes Call for Fiction Submissions

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

    Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction. We want to publish the best new stories we can find, giving writers an opportunity to publish their best work and inspiring writers to create great works of fiction. We currently publish two stories per week online and end each month with our Story Of The Month contest. The winner receives $25 and publication in our semi-annual print magazine. We respond to all submissions within 5 days and provide personal feedback. Our online magazine had over 30,000 readers last year. Please send us your best fiction up to 3,000 words by visiting us at www.bartlebysnopes.com.

  • Posted February 27, 2015

    Four Way Books for Publication of Poetry and Short Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Four Way Books annually publishes fifteen aesthetically diverse titles of poetry and short fiction. Our authors include: Tina Chang, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Yona Harvey, Gregory Pardlo, Eileen Pollack, Kevin Prufer, Daniel Tobin, and C. Dale Young. We are comprised of five primary programs: a literary press, a sponsored residency, Pay a Book Forward, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review, which can be read at fourwayreview.com. To learn about submission opportunities throughout the year, visit our website fourwaybooks.com.

  • Posted February 27, 2015

    Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program 2015

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more. In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program. www.naropa.edu/swp

  • Posted February 27, 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 February 27, 2015

    Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

    • Subtitle Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/14/15
    • Big Title Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 14, 2015
      Now accepting short story submissions to the 2015 Nelligan Prize. Author of the winning story receives $2,000 and the story is published in the fall issue of Colorado Review. The final judge is Lauren Groff. All stories will be considered for publication. $15 entry fee (add $2 for online submissions). Stories must be under 50 pages and unpublished. coloradoreview.colostate.edu

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  • Posted February 27, 2015

    Write from the Heartland

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is a low-residency program, designed to help writers develop more deeply in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, with a long-term goal of a book publication. A cross-genre option is available. Strengthen your craft and love of literature. Develop your literary skills in a community of writers who work collectively and individually toward the full potential of their art. We offer students the option of completing our annual 14-day summer residency in Ohio or Paris. The 2015 Visiting Writers include: Patricia Henley, EJ Levy, Lee Martin, Celeste Ng, and Patricia Smith. www.ashland.edu/cas/majors/master-fine-arts-creative-writing

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Paradigm-Defying Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video

    Twelve Winters Press is seeking submissions for a print anthology of bleeding-edge creative work that combines, defies, perverts, and/or subverts existing notions of genre and idiom. Submissions must work on or with the two-dimensional printed page and should be narrative in a broad sense. See the Press's Submissions page or Submittable site for further details. twelvewinters.com

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Understorey seeks work on "extraordinary" motherhood (special needs)

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video

    Understorey Magazine publishes on the theme of motherhood—defined broadly. Our Spring 2015 issue will be titled "Extraordinary: Mothering through Physical, Mental and Social Challenges." We welcome work about caring for children and adults with special needs and about motherhood with special needs. We also welcome work that explores the language of "special needs" and similar terms. Open to writers and artists who self-identify as women and live in Canada or are Canadians living abroad. Honorarium paid for accepted work. Please see full call and guidelines on our website: understoreymagazine.ca/2015/01/call-for-submissions-understoreys-extraordinary-issue/.

  • Posted February 26, 2015

    NDQ Seeks Art and Science Submissions; Offers Subscription Deal

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    North Dakota Quarterly invites unpublished and original nonfiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images for a special issue (Vol. 80.4) that explore and illuminate the intersection of art and science, the similarities and distinctions between artistic and scientific perspectives, and how these merging methodologies impact other disciplines. No more than 6,000 words, written for a general audience. Deadline is March 15, 2015. With this ad (until July 31, 2015), get more than 50% off a regular subscription. Contact us at and use code "ndqsuper." arts-sciences.und.edu/north-dakota-quarterly/

    Posted February 26, 2015

    DIALOGIST is Reviewing for Vol. II, Issue IV

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography

    DIALOGIST, an online quarterly journal of poetry and art, is seeking original and previously unpublished poetry, as well as art/photography/illustration. For submission details, please visit: www.dialogist.org/submit.

  • Posted February 26, 2015

    Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest in Fiction and Poetry

    • Subtitle Book Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/15
    • Big Title Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest in Fiction and Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2015
      PRIZES: $3,000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. ELIGIBILITY: The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all writers writing in English. JUDGING: Semi-finalists will be chosen by members of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series National Advisory Board. HOW TO SEND: We accept electronic submissions and hard copy submissions, with an entry fee of $25. WHEN TO SEND: Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and March 15, 2015. For submission guidelines or to submit online, visit prairieschooner.unl.edu. General submissions are always free and accepted through May 1.

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  • Posted February 26, 2015

    Temenos Journal Extends Submission Deadline

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Temenos is extending our submission deadline for our Spring 2015 edition, Paradigm Shift! The new deadline is midnight March 20th, so if you missed the opportunity to submit, now is your chance! We are looking for art, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that examines contradictions and perspective shifts in nature. Check out our submission guidelines at www.temenosjournal.com/submit.html ‪#‎publishing‬ ‪#‎temenos‬ ‪#‎journals‬ ‪#CMU

    Posted February 26, 2015

    2015 New Ohio Review Prize in Fiction and Poetry

    • Subtitle Prize in Fiction and Poetry
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/10/15
    • Big Title 2015 New Ohio Review Prize in Fiction and Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 10, 2015
      Judges: Maud Casey in fiction and Robert Pinsky in poetry. Entery fee: $20 (with a one-year subscription included). $1,500 first prize in each genre, plus a $500 second prize in each genre. Please visit www.ohio.edu/nor/contest.htm for more guidelines!

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    Posted February 26, 2015

    The New Verse News is Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    The New Verse News covers the news with poems on issues large and small (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors seek to post each day a genuinely poetic take on a very current and specific news story. See the website at www.newversenews.com for guidelines and for examples of the kinds of poems The New Verse News publishes. Then paste your previously-unpublished, non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to . Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.
    Posted February 26, 2015

    Slipstream Seeks Poems Exploring the Theme of "Elements."

    • Deadline info Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 1, 2015
    • Genre Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Slipstream is currently reading for Issue #35, which will be published in 2015. We seek poetry that explores the theme "elements." Creative interpretations are welcome. Submit up to five (5) poems in one document file only. We also are seeking artwork for the issue. Please do not submit again until you have received a response on the status of your current submission. We also accept mail submissions with a SASE: Slipstream, PO Box 2071, Niagara Falls NY 14301. Deadline for submissions for this issue is May 1, 2015. Submit only unpublished work. Please refer to our submission guidelines on our web site (www.slipstreampress.org).

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