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    Posted October, 02 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Care about world affairs? Politics? Cultures? Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info No deadline given.

    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).

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Embodied Effigies wants your flash nonfiction!

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2014

    The reading period for Embodied Effigies, Issue Five, is now open until November 30th. We are looking for your best creative nonfiction writing for a Special Print Edition of Embodied Effigies. The theme for this issue will be flash nonfiction. For guidelines and to submit, visit effigiesmag.com/submissions/ Be sure to check out past issues to see if your work would be a good fit!

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Reunion: The Dallas Review Accepting Submissions for Issue 5

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

    Reunion: The Dallas Review is now accepting submissions until December 15th. Reunion features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual arts, translations, and drama. We are seeking fresh, well-crafted, professional-quality work from across the nation and abroad to publish in our large format, full-color annual publication. Please see our website for guidelines and how to submit: www.utdallas.edu/ah/reunion/.

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - December.

    2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction

    • Subtitle Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Entry Fee $15.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/14
    • Big Title 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2014
      Submissions are open for the 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction! Winner receives $1,000 and publication in New Orleans Review. All finalists considered for publication. Enter previously unpublished original stories up to 7,500 words. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Entries may be simultaneous submissions but the entry fee is nonrefundable if the story is accepted elsewhere. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Entry fee is $15. Sponsored by the Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing. Enter at walkerpercy.submittable.com/submit. This year's final judge TBA. Winner announced and published in 2015.

  • Posted October, 02 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - November.

    Baltimore Review

    • Subtitle Summer "Work" Contest.
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Entry Fee $10.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 11/30/14
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Summer “Work” Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2014
      The theme for The Baltimore Review’s summer contest is “Work.”  Why? Whether you live to work or work to live, work consumes much of our lives. And it’s a great excuse to do some research about how others live. Writers like to do that, right? So get to work and submit your poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction online to our Submittable Contest category. Three winners will be selected from among all entries. All submissions considered for publication. Prizes are $500, $200, and $100. Entry fee is $10. Deadline is November 30, 2014. Visit us at www.baltimorereview.org to learn more.

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Touchstone Magazine: Cash Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

    Submit to Kansas State University's creative arts & literary magazine, Touchstone. Established in 1975, Touchstone publishes works of poetry, non fiction, fiction, flash fiction, and visual art from students (undergraduates and graduates) all over the United States. One fiction or nonfiction piece per submission, no more than 3,500 words. 1,000 or less for flash fiction. Send up to 5 poems (no more than 12 pages) and 3 images of art (300 ppi resolution). There is no submission fee, but there is an opportunity for submissions to win cash prizes ($75 for 1st, $25 for 2nd). Send your manuscripts to . The magazine launches in April 2015. Visit our website at www.ksu.edu/touchstone.

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Brain of Forgetting: Call for submissions to Issue One, 'Stones'

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2014

    Brain of Forgetting, a new online journal, aims to publish poetry, prose and artwork that negotiates history, heritage and memory in engaging with the past. Submissions of unpublished work are being sought for the debut issue, which explores the theme of 'Stones'. Please submit up to four poems or two pieces of flash fiction/creative non-fiction (up to 1,000 words max.) to before October 31, 2014. Submissions of graphic literature and visual art are also welcome. Please view www.brainofforgetting.com for full guidelines before submitting.

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call for Submissions: Star 82 Review

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Star 82 Review is an art and literary online and print magazine looking for your best original unpublished work and lyrical language featuring the displaced person and the lovely oddness of everyday life. We’re looking for 6-1000 words and photos or images you’ve created that tell a story. Combinations of art and writing (erasure texts, tiny stories with photo, etc.) are also welcome. See the guidelines at: star82review.com/submissions.html.

    Posted October, 02 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - November.

    New Issues Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [book]
    • Contest Deadline 11/30 (annual)
    • Big Title New Issues Poetry Prize
    • Blurb Deadline: November 30, 2014
      $2,000 and publication for a first book of poems. Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not published a full-length collection of poetry. Besides the winner, New Issues may publish as many as three additional manuscripts from this competition. Please include a $20 reading fee. Checks should be made payable to New Issues Press. Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2014. The winning manuscript will be named in March 2015 and published in the spring of 2016. To submit online visit: www.newissuespoetryprose.submittable.com/submit. For complete guidelines, visit: www.wmich.edu/newissues.
  • Posted October, 01 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - October.

    Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award

    • Subtitle Very Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 10/1 - 10/31 (annual)
    • Big Title Very Short Fiction Award
    • Blurb Submission deadline: October 31, 2014
      1st place has been increased to $1500 and includes publication in Glimmer Train. 2nd/3rd: $500/$300, consideration for publication. Results announced on January 1. Word count should not exceed 3000. There are no theme restrictions. One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies. Submit online:
    Posted October, 01 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call for submissions for The Boiler

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2014
    The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its winter 2014 issue. Submissions close November 15, 2014. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines. About The Boiler: The Boiler is an online quarterly that started in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Recently published authors include: Amarok Huey, Ariana Nadia Nash, sam sax, Brittney Scott, Petrina Crockford, Heidi Czerwiec, Julie Marie Wade, Rigoberto González, Mary Quade, Thomas Lux, Joseph Millar, Cynthia Cruz, Daniel Chacon, and others.
    Posted October, 01 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call For Submissions: Radar Poetry

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Radar Poetry is interested in the interplay between poetry and visual media. Each issue features pairings of poetry and artwork, selected by the editors and contributors. We publish poems from established and emerging writers and welcome international submissions. General submissions are open from October 1 to June 30 annually. Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems in a single document through our Submittable page. For detailed guidelines and to read past issues, please visit our website. We look forward to reading your work! radarpoetry.com

    Posted October, 01 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - October.

    StoryQuarterly

    • Subtitle Annual Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Entry Fee $15.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 10/31/14
    • Big Title Fourth Annual Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2014
      StoryQuarterly is accepting submissions for our Fourth Annual Fiction Contest through October 31. The winner will receive $1000, the first runner-up $500, and the third $250. All three winners will be published in StoryQuarterly 48 (January 2015). The contest will be judged by Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck and Other Stories, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Niagara Falls All Over Again, The Giant's House, and Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry. Please visit our website for full guidelines and to submit your work. storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu/

    Posted October, 01 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - November.

    The Malahat Review's Open Season Contest

    • Subtitle Open Season Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Entry Fee $35-$45.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 11/1/14
    • Big Title The Malahat Review's Open Season Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2014
      The Malahat Review, Canada's premier literary journal, invites entries to its annual Open Season Contest. Genres accepted include poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. First prize in each category: $1,000 CAD, publication in the Spring 2015 issue, and an interview on the Malahat website. Length: poetry 100 lines (3 poems max), fiction/creative nonfiction 2500 words. Multiple entries welcome over all three genres. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Final judges include Jan Conn (poetry), Cynthia Flood (fiction), and David Carpenter (creative nonfiction). Entries accepted by regular mail or email. See guidelines for full details. Deadline: November 1, 2014. malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/info.html

    Posted October, 01 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Fourth Genre Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2014

    Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Submissions must be postmarked between August 15 and November 30. Send Submissions to: Laura Julier, Editor, Fourth Genre, 434 Farm Lane, Rm. 234, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1033. Detailed submission guidelines available at www.msupress.org. Please read submission guidelines prior to submitting.

    Posted October, 01 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people aged from before preschool all the way to age 18. Photography, writing, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome. Check it out here to see how you could become published: www.poetryspace.co.uk/young-writers-space/. In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young people.

    Posted October, 01 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Rattle Seeks Japanese Forms for Spring 2015 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2014

    Poems may be written by any poet, in any subject or length, but must use a traditional or adapted Japanese form: haiku, senryu, renga, tanka, haibun, etc. Adherence can be loose or strict (we don’t demand 5-7-5, in other words). Translations welcome, as well. Though it’s not necessary to include this with your submission, contributor notes will be a short explanation of why you like to use these forms in your poetry—so feel free to include your thoughts with the submission if you’d like. For guidelines, visit: www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/guidelines/.

    Posted October, 01 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    On the Rusk seeks eclectic submissions for Autumn Issue Six

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2014
    On the Rusk is seeking submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, photography, and anything in between. Please check our submission guidelines at ontherusk.com/submissions/.
    Posted September, 30 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call for Submissions: Composite Arts Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 27, 2014

    Composite Arts Magazine is now accepting fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for Issue No. 18: Youth. Fiction and CNF must be less than 3000 words. For poetry, please submit no more than 5 total poems or 10 total pages. We're fans of flash fiction and prose poems and micro essays, too. Simultaneous submissions are OK, but please notify us if it is accepted elsewhere. Please, no previously published work. Submissions close October 27, 2014. Full guidelines can be found here: composite.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted September, 30 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call for Submissions: Tricksters and Thieves

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2014

    Cicada YA lit/comics magazine seeks submissions for an upcoming issue on Tricksters and Thieves. We’re on the lookout for tales of pirates, con artists, and trickster gods; explorations of glamour, enchantment, sleight of hand, and other crafts of illusion; and investigations of the slipperiness of the authentic self in a world of performances. We’re also interested in forms of creative appropriation: translation, fan fiction, retold tales, found art and poetry. Send us poetry, fic (genre/realistic), essay, humor, and comics on tricksters and thieves! Include "Tricksters and Thieves" in front of your submission's title to be considered. www.cicadamag.com/submitwork

    Posted September, 30 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    bioStories Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    bioStories, a nonfiction, people-focused literary magazine is seeking new essays that pursue our mission of "sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives." See our website for complete submission guidelines and to sample past work: www.biostories.com.

  • Posted September, 30 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - November.

    Minverva Rising Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Dare to Be Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [chap]
    • Contest Deadline 11/15/14
    • Big Title 2nd Annual "Dare To Be" Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2014
      Minerva Rising is now accepting submissions for our 2nd Annual Poetry Chapbook. We’re asking for submissions that speak creatively, powerfully, thoughtfully and maybe even uniquely to our theme “Daring To Be”. Wow us with your interpretation of what “Dare to Be” means to you. Fill our Submittable account with the beatings of your poetic hearts. We will accept 14-24 pages of your best poetry between September 15 - November 15, 2014. Judge: Final Judge Heather McHugh, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and winner of multiple Pushcart Prizes for Poetry. www.minervarising.com

    Posted September, 30 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    All About Writing: Nonfiction Essays Wanted for Blog!

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

    South85 Journal is seeking nonfiction essays about writing, the writing life, and other literary topics for its weekly blog. We are most interested in concrete essays that communicate your unique perspective as a writer, not general discussions on writing topics. Posts should be between 250-800 words (400-600 words preferred). For examples, go to south85journal.com/blog/. For submission guidelines, visit
    south85journal.com/submission-guidelines/blog-submission-guidelines/.

    Posted September, 25 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - November.

    Hermeneutics Chaos Jane Lumley Prize

    • Subtitle Jane Lumley Prize for Emerging Writers
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee No Fee
    • Contest Deadline 11/30/14
    • Big Title The Jane Lumley Prize for Emerging Writers is now open!
    • Blurb Online submission deadline: November 30, 2014
      Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal announces its first annual Jane Lumley Prize for Emerging Writers. The contest seeks to recognize the works of writers who have yet not published a full length book. The prize alternates each year between poetry and prose, and this year we seek to recognize an exceptional piece of poetry. There is no entry fee for the contest. The winner will receive a prize of $300 and publication in our January 2015 issue. Publication will also be awarded to the first two semi-finalists. In order to submit, please visit www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/contest.html. We can’t wait to read your poems!
    Posted September, 25 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    BathHouse Accepting Submissions for Issue 12.1 “International”

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 17, 2014

    The international hypermedia journal BathHouse is currently accepting submissions for its 12.1 issue with the underlying theme of "International". We are looking for work which explores the fissures, the silences, the spaces in-between the "common birth" of nationhood. What does it mean to belong-to or to-long-for a nation? How does the nation deposit itself in the personal? With issue 12.1 we wish to publish any work disconcerted enough to call itself "art". The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 17. For submissions guidelines please visit: www.bhjournal.net/submit/.

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