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    Posted December 8, 2016

    Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

    Posted December 8, 2016

    Baobab Press Seeks Short Fiction Exploring the United States West

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction exploring the United States West. This exciting project speaks to the West’s newness, vastness, sense of territoriality and transience, spanning from untouched wilderness to hyper-urban settings. Selected writers receive a complimentary copy and $100. Writers retain the rights to their pieces, which should be 3,000-5,000 words, and must be sent for review no later than March 31, 2017. Please send your story and brief cover letter to . Visit baobabpress.com/submissions for more details.

  • Posted December 8, 2016

    Glass Mountain Poetry and Prose Contest - January 9!

    • Subtitle Poetry & Prose Competition
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/9/2017
    • Big Title Glass Mountain Poetry and Prose Contest - January 9!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Midnight, January 9, 2017
      Glass Mountain Magazine—the award-winning literary journal showcasing prose, poetry, art, reviews, and interviews—is taking submissions for the Poetry and Prose Contest. Submit fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. $100 prize per category; deadline January 9, 2017. We are interested in emerging writers—pay particular attention to our guidelines. Submission fee is $5 per entry. Winning submissions will be published in issue #18 of Glass Mountain Magazine, our tenth anniversary issue! Winners also receive a free registration to the Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers, May 22-26, 2017. For information on guidelines and how to submit, go to www.glassmountainmag.com/events/poetry-and-prose-competition/.

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    Posted December 7, 2016

    Crab Fat Magazine Seeks QTPOC Writers for February Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Crab Fat Magazine is open for submissions from QTPOC (queer/trans people of color) writers/artists for our Feburary 2017 issue. Our general guidelines remain the same, the only caveats are that submitters must not be white and must identitify on the queer and/or trans spectrum. Visit www.crabfatmagazine.com for more information on how to submit.

    Posted December 7, 2016

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction and Monologues

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Literary Site

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. We are seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), and humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine). Submissions are accepted year-round. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

    Posted December 6, 2016

    Eastern Iowa Review Seeks Work for Two Distinct Issues

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2016; March 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Issue 3: Eastern Iowa Review seeks exceptional lyric essays, 500-10,000 words, but will consider hybrid & experimental nonfiction. We'll also publish the single best piece of literary fiction (no horror or erotica) that we receive. One longform essay will be selected for a $250 prize. Issue 4: Our special Ten Debut Authors Only issue. We'd like to publish ten exceptional new authors with less than two publication credits. Any genre (no horror or erotica), any writing style. $100 grand prize. Art & photography needed for this issue. No reading fees. Small honorarium or contributor copies. Family-friendly, smart writing please. www.portyonderpress.com/eastern-iowa-review.html

  • Posted December 6, 2016

    The Cossack Review: Reading Period Open to All Categories

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

    TCR is now open for submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and works in translation. We seek thoughtful, surprising writing, and have published meaningful work from both well-known and emerging writers since 2012. As always, we especially seek submissions from women, people of color, and new and diverse writers. Send us something exciting. See www.thecossackreview.com/submit.html for submission guidelines and to read past issues.

    Posted December 5, 2016

    Submit to the Final Issue of Vine Leaves Literary Journal!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Submit your vignettes to the final celebratory issue of Vine Leaves Literary Journal! It will be: a nice thick 6.69 x 9.61 inch coffee-table style book, full premium colour, printed on 70lb matte paper (up to 250 pages), have a case laminate cover, available at retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for at least five years through Vine Leaves Press. We are charging a token submission fee of $5 AUD (approx $3.80 USD) to cover the costs of production and sending out contributor copies. We dearly hope this doesn't discourage you. You can submit via Submittable: vineleavesliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted December 5, 2016

    Hermeneutic Chaos is Now Open to Chapbook Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Hermeneutic Chaos Press is now open to poetry and prose chapbook submissions for its 2017 line, and our reading period will continue until January 31. We are primarily looking for work that moves us through surprising use of language and imagery, and helps us to visit aesthetic realms that are unique and powerful. There is no fee to submit. To read the guidelines and/or to submit, please visit www.hermeneuticchaospress.com/submissions.html.

    Posted December 5, 2016

    WILDNESS: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    WILDNESS is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers. For submission guidelines visit readwildness.com/submit or email .

    Posted December 5, 2016

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Fiction, Memoir, Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Poetry, fiction, and memoir will be considered for the Winter 2017 Wordrunner e-Chapbook anthology. The theme for this issue is “breaking barriers.” We want emotionally complex work about pushing boundaries, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror, fantasy, or sci fi unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems, a short story, a personal narrative, or a novel/memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words). Deadline: January 31, 2017. Work should not have been previously published. No fee for submissions. Token payments ($5 to $25). Guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

    Posted December 5, 2016

    Loud Zoo is Looking for Inspiration!

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    We need it now more than ever. Please send art in any medium (video, audio, and multimedia welcome!), fiction of any genre, poetry, nonfiction, and beyond. Send pieces with people standing up for one another, standing up to injustices. We want people banding together in the face of mania and terror, holding strong and rising up against oppressors and regressions. From the hyper-real to the experimental and surreal, show us humanity. Help inspire people to take their own stands in their own communities and lives. Please see detailed guidelines at www.bedlampublishing.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted December 5, 2016

    Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University: Write Next to the Beach!

    • Blurb

      The MFA at Florida Atlantic University, a fully funded program, is home to a lively literary community. In addition to workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, students can take courses in literary translation, book arts, and creative writing pedagogy. Students can receive course credit for internships as well as work on our brand-new literary journal, Swamp Ape Review. Stipends are available for both conference travel and summer travel.  Our Off the Page reading series and the Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence program bring nationally known writers to the FAU campus. Faculty: Becka Mara McKay (Director), A. Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, Jason Schwartz, Mark Scroggins. www.fau.edu/english/mfa/

  • Posted December 5, 2016

    UNLV Creative Writing

    • Registration Deadline Annual Application Deadline: January 15
    • Blurb

      The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a fully-funded program offering MFAs and PhDs in Fiction and Poetry. We are home to a world-class faculty, the Black Mountain Institute, WitnessInterim, and multiple reading series. Students appreciate our supportive community and strong international emphasis, and our graduates consistently go on to secure book deals and tenure-track teaching positions. Our program is located in Las Vegas – a diverse, inexpensive, and bright city in the Mojave Desert, within driving distance of dozens of National Parks, hot springs, and ghost towns. For questions, visit our website www.unlv.edu/english or email us at .

    Posted December 5, 2016

    Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/17
    • Big Title Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2017
      Two prizes of $1,000 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction. Send stories and essays of up to 6,000 words, double-spaced, between November 1-January 31. Early submissions are encouraged. An entry fee of $18 includes a subscription. For complete guidelines, visit thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu.

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    Posted December 5, 2016

    Gemini Magazine 7th Annual Poetry Open

    • Subtitle 2017 Poetry Open
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/3/17
    • Big Title Gemini Magazine 7th Annual Poetry Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 3, 2017
      We welcome all writers from around the world. First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions at $25 each. Low entry fee of $5 for three poems. Deadline: January 3. All six finalists will be published online in the March 2017 issue of Gemini. We are open to any type of poetry, any subject, any style. “It is difficult/to get the news from poems,” wrote William Carlos Williams, “yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.” Read all previous winners and enter at www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html.

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    Posted December 5, 2016

    Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling 
      The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Submissions are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. One winner will receive $5,000 and publication, and up to three finalists will receive publication. The series is edited by Billy Collins. The winner of the 2017 Prize is Stephen Gibson, for his book Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. The finalists for the prize were Jennifer Givhan, for Protection Spell; Laura McCullough, for The Wild Night Dress; and Frances Schenkkan, for Mr. Stevens’ Secretary. Visit uapress.com for more information.

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  • Posted December 1, 2016

    Call for Submissions: BLR’s Theme Issue on Family

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    In Fall 2017, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish a special theme issue that explores the concept of family—the primary latticework and laboratory of human nature. We are now accepting submissions of poetry (3 poems max), fiction, and nonfiction (5,000 words max for prose).  Please visit our website for complete guidelines. www.BLReview.org

  • Posted December 1, 2016

    Submissions now open for our Second Issue - 'Dwell'

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2016
    • Genre Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The theme for our spring issue is "Dwell." Where and how do we live? Don't forget the Latin word domus stood for a large compound or mansion that might house multiple families and individuals: inter-generational, engendered. Submissions are open to emerging and established poets and fine art photographers. www.light-journal.com/submit

    Posted December 1, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 30, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger in print and ebook editions, and placed work in this year's Pushcart anthology. We seek creative prose, poetry, and art for an issue featuring the work of women and genderqueer (broadly construed) creators. We encourage writers at the intersection of these and other under-represented groups to share their work. We also prize content/creators connected to the Midwest. Send us surprising, unbound, gripping, and innovative things. Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted December 1, 2016

    Find Your Audience

    • Registration Deadline Applications accepted year-round.
    • Blurb

      It starts in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a world literary capital—during 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. Through Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, ranked #4 by Poets & Writers, you’ll work one-on-one with groundbreaking authors, developing your own writing, studying craft technique, and reading widely in your genre. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your WORK before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program

    Posted December 1, 2016

    2017 Rising Writer Contest

    • Subtitle 2017 Rising Writer Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/17
    • Big Title 2017 Rising Writer Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2017
      Autumn House Press is pleased to announce the 2017 Rising Writer Contest is now taking submissions! The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation. For the 2017 contest, the preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge is Ada Limón. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $1,000. The contest opens November 1, 2016 and the deadline for entries is January 31, 2017. www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/rising-writers/

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  • Posted December 1, 2016

    Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

    • Subtitle 2017 Writing Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/17
    • Big Title Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2017
      Contest submissions open Dec 1st - Mar 15. We offer three $1,000-dollar first-place prizes: the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, and the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. Winners will be notified in June 2017. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2018 print edition, Issue 76. Entry fee $20, international entries $30. Submit one essay, one story, or up to three poems. Please limit prose to 6,000 words. Fee includes one-year subscription. For more information, visit us at: bhreview.org.

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  • Posted December 1, 2016

    Tartt First Fiction Award

    • Subtitle Tartt First Fiction Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31 (annual)
    • Big Title Tartt First Fiction Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2016
      Open to writers who have yet to publish a book of fiction. One thousand dollar prize, plus royalty contract. Twenty dollar entry fee. Closes December 31 of every year. www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

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  • Posted December 1, 2016

    2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Subtitle 2017 Award for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/16
    • Big Title 2017 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2016
      Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, quarter-page color ad with author photo in Poets & Writers magazine announcing our winner, publication of winning short story collection. Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1 to December 31, 2016. Press 53 publisher and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2017; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2017. Complete details at www.Press53.com.

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