Last updated August 14, 2014
Creative Writing Programs, Conferences, and Festivals
2014 Other Words Literary Conference
November 6-8, 2014, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Theme: Writing and Protest: Civil Rights, and the Rights for All
The city of St. Augustine will be holding events throughout the year, remembering its role in the Voting Rights Act signed 50 years ago. Our conference theme is about politics and writing broadly defined. However we entertain all ideas. The conference will feature panels, readings, a book fair, and a special exhibit created by Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes. For details on registration and other matters, please see www.floridarts.org.
2014 In Cahoots Contest - $50 Cash Prize
Submission deadline: October 1, 2014
There is no entrance fee. Simultaneous submissions are okay (but if
your submission is published elsewhere first, it will be disqualified
for First Prize, so please notify us immediately if it is picked up
elsewhere). Submissions must be new collaborative work only. This means
all submissions must be created by 2+ people. Submit 1-3 pieces in a
single email. Each piece may have a different collaborative team. All
submissions must include a literary component but may include or be
paired with a visual or audio component. All submissions will also be
considered for normal publication. Read more here:
Inaugural Gulf Coast Translation Prize
Online/Postmark submission deadline: August 31, 2014
Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the inaugural Gulf Coast Translation Prize. In 2014, the contest is open to poetry in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. This year’s contest will be judged by Jen Hofer. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast with their $17 entry fee. Please visit gulfcoastmag.org for details.
Les Figues Press: NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Book Contest
Online Deadline: September 15, 2014
Guest judge Fanny Howe will select a manuscript of 64-250 pages for publication by Les Figues Press. Eligible submissions include previously unpublished manuscripts of poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and work Not-Otherwise-Specified. Prize: publication and $1,000. There is a $25 submission fee; all entrants receive a Les Figues title of their choosing. Multiple and simultaneous submissions allowed. See www.lesfigues.com/submit/ for full guidelines.
Calls for Submissions
Call for Submissions: Skin
Submission deadline: September 1, 2014
The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its Fall/Winter 2014 double issue with a special focus on “Skin.” Literal and figurative explorations of the theme welcome. We’re particularly interested in sophisticated treatments, whether of sexuality, race, health, species, food, anatomy, or surfaces. Please note the call for submissions in a cover letter and follow the general guidelines below. Our special-focus issues fill quickly; we encourage submissions by August 1 but will read until September 1 or until the issue fills. thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu
Submissions Call for Upcoming Issues
Email submission deadline: September 1/December 15, 2014
Discover yourself in the write place at the write time. We feature fiction, poetry, nonfiction, writer resources and interviews with NYT best-selling authors and diverse writing professionals. Seeking submissions for our upcoming autumn/winter and winter/spring issues. Particularly looking for additional fiction for autumn, though poetry and nonfiction are welcome. Deadline for autumn/winter: September 1st. Deadline for winter/spring: December 15th. We are dedicated to publishing not just literary content but literary experiences where readers are engaged, moved and inspired. We look for pieces that speak intimately of the human condition and foster meaningful connections. Please see submission guidelines before submitting: www.thewriteplaceatthewritetime.org/submissionguidelines.html.
Submit to The Examined Life Journal
Submission deadline: September 1, 2014
The Examined Life Journal, the (print) literary journal of the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine, is open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We are seeking works related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions. Submissions are sent electronically, and there is no fee to submit. The current submission period ends September 1, 2014. For more information about the journal, see: theexaminedlifejournal.com.
Call for Flash Fiction Submissions: The Conium Review
Online submission deadline: October 1, 2014
The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks flash fiction. Work must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. No reading fee. Try to stay under 1,000 words. We consider traditional narratives, but we’re also interested in lists, open letters, marginalia, and miscellany. Full guidelines are available at coniumreview.com/online-submissions.
Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
Submission deadline: September 15, 2014
Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction for the Fall 2014 issue (Vol. 9, No. 2). All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and several pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, and storySouth Million Writers Award. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com
Call for Submission for The Prompt: The Last Payphone Issue
The Prompt Literary Magazine is a biannual online magazine that publishes creative work that reflects experimental and traditional work based on writing prompts and exercises. Seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, CNF, and more. All writing must be based on prompts or exercises; submissions must include the prompt they are based on. Be creative or take on our Editor’s Challenge. Current Editor’s Challenge: The Last Payphone. Accepts submissions year-round. See guidelines at www.promptlitmag.org.
Calls for poetry submissions Three and a half point 9
Online submission deadline: September 30, 2014
Calls for submissions for the second edition of Three and a Half Point 9 poetry journal due to be published in October 2014. Our journal looks to find a home for any loose cannon, comical, absurd, or experimental poetry. All submissions are to be written in English. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. threeandahalfpoint9.weebly.com/submissions.html
Care about world affairs? Politics? Cultures? Call for Submissions
The Transnational is holding its 2nd call for submissions. The magazine seeks political and social critic poetry, essays, short-shorts, abstracts, and experimental texts.We want work that can be so difficult to place—texts which constructively and creatively grapple with the political and social developments in the present and history of this world. Previous published authors and artists include Richard O'Connell, Christian Gabriel Riedl, Dariane Lane, Nicholas Komodore, Making of Maniacs and Francis Raven. For more information about how to submit, please visit: www.the-transnational.com (Submissions/Get Involved).
Dialogual, the magazine exclusive to dialogue-only stories.
We publish fiction dialogue-only stories on a regular basis. We accept all genres except erotica. While the length is 350 words, leeway can be offered. As well as serialization for longer work. For the current year we only have 3 spots left for the December Christmas edition. Next year's January has only 1 spot left, while half of February's Valentine's day themed month has 2 spots left. Please read a story posted before submitting. dialogual.wix.com/dialogual
Driftwood Press: Final Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Photography Submissions
Online submission deadline: August 30, 2014
John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. Stay updated on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/driftwoodpress). www.driftwoodpress.net
Foliate Oak Call for Submissions
Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is eagerly awaiting your most feisty writing and your most fierce photography and artwork. Submit here: foliateoakliterarymagazine.submittable.com/submit.
Microfiction Monday Magazine Call For Submissions
Onlin submission deadline: year-round
Microfiction Monday Magazine is seeking exceptional stories told in 100 words or less for publication every Monday. There are no restrictions on genre or content, just punch us in the chest with characters we can feel, images we can't get out of our heads, and stories that are complete despite their brevity. Artwork submissions are also welcome. For more information and how to submit visit microfictionmondaymagazine.com.
Now Accepting Submissions for Minetta Review's Fall 2014 Issue
Email submission deadline: November 15, 2014
The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to email@example.com. The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November 15, 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines: minettareview.wordpress.com/submit.
Scapegoat Review looking for Submissions
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.
Seeking Submissions for Inaugural Issue
Online submission deadline: October 15, 2014
Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its inaugural issue from August 15 to October 15. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy. www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/cherry-tree/
Gravel Is Looking for Your Absolute Best Writing and Art
Online submission deadline: Year-round
We are accepting submissions of comics, graphics, art, photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. 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.
Toad Suck Review Open for Submissions
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Ladies and Gentlewomen, the Toad Suck Review, published out of the University of Central Arkansas, is overwhelmed with submissions from dudes! Hence, we need your reviews, commentary, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and anything eco for our annual print issue. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, and may the Toad be with you! toadsuckreview.org
Workers Writer! Call for Submissions
Email/Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014
Issue eleven of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Coliseum and will contain stories and poems from workers in the sports industry. We're looking for fiction from sportscasters, scouts, referees and umpires, agents, front office employees, vendors, groundskeepers, trainers, and even athletes—as long as the tale is about the "job" of sports. Submit your stories via e-mail to: email@example.com, or send a hard copy to: Workers Write!, P.O. Box 250382, Plano, TX 75025-0382. Word count: 500 to 5,000 words. Payment: Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested). We will consider previously published material. www.workerswritejournal.com
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