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The Book Stand
Fiction by Suzanne Kelly
Bottom Dog Press, October 2013
Paperback: 338pp; $18.00
"Suzanne Kelly’s Stolen Child will steal your heart.
This novel captures the intricacies and confusion of religion,
politics, and family conflict all through the eyes and logic of a
child. Sweet, struggling Lucy is right up there with Scout on my
list of favorite child narrators. Warning: this novel will steal
your time and all commitment to other obligations, too—once you open
it, nothing else will matter but seeing it through to the beautiful,
—Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals
Creative Writing Programs
UNO Creative Writing Program Opportunities!
The University of New Orleans offers a number of creative writing options including residency and low-residency MFA programs as well as study abroad possibilities. The Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) is our resident MFA program in New Orleans while the Low Residency (CWL) MFA program offers more flexible opportunities for students. The Writing Workshops Abroad are available at locations such as Cork, Ireland, and the Ezra Pound Center for Literature at Brunnenburg Castle in Northern Italy. Classes are open to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and non-degree-seeking students. Non-UNO students are also encouraged to apply. Visit www.uno.edu/writing/ for more information
The Creativity Workshop
New York, Florence, Dubai, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, Singapore: "I produced as much poetry in the 5 day Crete Workshop as I did in a month in a conventional poetry workshop."—Sally Naylor, Poet, Chattanooga, TN
In The Creativity Workshop we use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. Read more about The Creativity Workshop.
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
January 17-20, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ area
Wish you had more time
to write? Treat yourself to a writing getaway to advance your craft and
energize your writing. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions,
insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from 17
workshops in novel, creative nonfiction, children's market and poetry.
**Special guests: Stephen Dunn and Tony Hoagland**
"I had a more enriching experience at the retreat than in the book-writing group I attended for a year. Our workshop leader was at the top of the scale, keeping the workshop intensive, genuine, supportive and inspiring."—Juliet, Philadelphia, PA Learn more: www.wintergetaway.com/workshops.html
Algonkian Novel Workshops
The overall goal at Algonkian is to be nothing less than the most beneficial writer workshop and conference provider in the U.S. At all our events, the advice you receive regarding the various nuances of novel writing including manuscript critique, development of the story premise, resolution of plot, honing of narrative voice, and so forth, are provided by professionals only. You also receive comprehensive, pre-event assignments, as well as a challenging reading list and syllabus, the Algonkian Study Guide and Reference Manual, and access to an online assignment forum before every event. algonkianconferences.com
2014 Colorado Prize for Poetry:
$2000 & Book Publication
Online/Postmark deadline: January 14, 2014
$2,000 honorarium and book publication. Submit book-length collection of poems by January 14, 2014. Final judge is Claudia Keelan. $25 entry fee includes subscription to Colorado Review. Complete guidelines at coloradoprize.colostate.edu or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.
2014 Esoteric Short Story Contest: UK Inspired Theme
Extended Online/Postmark deadline: December 15, 2013
With such a rich history of talented and inspiring authors coming from “across the pond,” it’s no wonder that we’ve been drawn to authors, characters, and locales influenced by or directly from the UK. We seek stories that are “UK inspired,” meaning stories that meet one of the following criteria: A) writer is UK-based or has spent time in the UK or B) a story with elements of the UK through locations or characters. We’ll award up to three writers $1000 each along with publication in the spring 2014 issue. We’ve invited several of our past UK contributors to serve as guest judges and choose our winners. Cheers! carvezine.com
The Annual Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction $1000
Online submission deadline: New Year's Eve
2014 Award guest-judged by award-winning author Cris Mazza. $1000 and publication in Eckleburg to first place winner; publication to second and third place winners. Up to 8,000 words. The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. in Writing Program. thedoctortjeckleburgreview.com/bookstore/product/gertrude-stein-award-in-fiction/
Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
Online submission deadline: January 31, 2014
From Jan. 1st to Jan. 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry. The winners in each genre will receive $2,000 & publication. Upload short stories and essays of up to twenty-five pages or up to three poems through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. This year's judges: Amy Hempel (Fiction), Phillip Lopate (Nonfiction), & C.D. Wright (Poetry). All entries will be considered for publication. More than one manuscript may be entered. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. For complete guidelines, visit our website.
Glimmer Train's Fiction Open
Submission deadline: December 31, 2013
1st place has been increased to $2500 and includes publication in Glimmer Train. 2nd/3rd: $1000/$600 and consideration for publication. Results announced on March 1. Word count generally ranges 2000-8000, though up to 20,000 is fine. 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: www.glimmertrain.org.
Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
Online submission deadline: December 31, 2013
Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: Publication of winning short story collection, $1,000 cash advance, travel expenses and lodging for a special reading and book signing party at Press 53 headquarters at the Community Arts Café in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, attendance to the 2014 Press 53/Prime Number Magazine Gathering of Writers, and ten copies of the book. Enter September 1, 2013–December 31, 2013; finalists announced March 1, 2014; winner announced on May 3, 2014 (National Press 53 Day). Complete details at www.Press53.com.
Open City Magazine RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest @anderbo
Online submission deadline: January 7, 2014
No fee to enter the 2013 RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest, which was started in 2004 at Open City Magazine (Editors: Thomas Beller and Joanna Yas). For short stories between 3500 and 5000 words in length. Author of winning story receives $500; a trophy; and publication on Anderbo.com. Complete guidelines at www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/no-fee-rrofihe-trophy2013.html.
Calls for Submissions
In Fact Books: Essays About Mental Health Wanted
Online/Postmark submission deadline: March 1, 2014
For an upcoming anthology, In Fact Books seeks essays by writers with insight into the nature and experience of profound psychiatric challenges—as patients, mental health professionals, or both. We want to read well-written, true narratives about the enigmatic, creative, frustrating, and triumphant moments of the recovery process and the therapeutic journey. Essays should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and must be true stories, factually accurate, previously unpublished, and no longer than 4,500 words. Submit online ($3 convenience fee) or by regular mail. Full guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/mental-health-anthology.
Submissions Period for Tavern Books'
Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series
Postmark submission deadline: January 15, 2014
Tavern Books invites submissions of new poetry collections through the Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. This series champions exceptional literary works from young women poets through a book publication in The Living Library, the Tavern Books catalog of innovative poets ranging from first-time authors and neglected masters to Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel laureates. The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series is open to any woman 40 years or younger who is a US citizen, regardless of publication history. For full details, visit tavernbooks.com/wrolstad-series. Reading fee: $25
Animal Wants Your Work
Submission deadline: Rolling
Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is calling for stories, essays, poems, and images that prowl the fine line between human and animal. In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. We’re looking for language that is as sinewy, vivid, and alive as the beasts themselves. If you have rendered on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal,” our readers want to experience it. Please see our website for submission guidelines at animalliterarymagazine.com.
Arroyo Literary Review: Open Reading Period
Postmark deadline: December 1 – May 31
Arroyo Literary Review is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation, produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists. Arroyo features poetry, short and longer fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, translations, and a featured interview. Open reading period from December 1 to May 31. No e-mail submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: www.arroyoliteraryreview.com.
Big Muddy Literary Journal Seeks Submissions
Big Muddy literary journal seeks new poetry, fiction, articles, photos (reproduced in b&w; high contrast is preferred) for its upcoming issue. Any topic, any style. Send unpublished work, cover letter, and SASE to Susan Swartwout, Big Muddy, One University Plaza, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/bigmuddy/
Call for Submissions: Berkeley Poetry Review
Online submission deadline: February 14, 2014
Berkeley Poetry Review is now accepting submissions for our 44th issue. Your work can join the ranks of our past contributors, who have included Cole Swenson, Robert Hass, Ishmael Reed, Yusef Komunyakaa, Laurence Ferlinghetti, and Brenda Hillman. While we accept great poetry of all kinds, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and even poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into a conversation? To push? Send it our way. ocf.berkeley.edu/~bpr
Call for Submissions: Composite Arts Magazine No 15 Still Life
Submission deadline: February 17, 2014
Composite is now accepting flash fiction and prose poems no more than 500 words for No. 15 Still Life. We want snippets of the everyday, and all its complexity. Moments that extend far beyond the physical words on the page. We want characters who live between the lines. Language that enchants. Show us how far we can push the idea of a Still Life, and how much further it can push us. You may submit up to 3 pieces in a single submission. Submissions not within the guidelines will be returned unread. Simultaneous submissions OK. No previous published work. compositearts.com
The Cape Rock Seeks Submissions
The Cape Rock is one of the oldest ongoing journals in the nation: 50 years strong! We publish established and emerging poets. Send 3–5 previously unpublished poems, any style, with cover letter and SASE to Susan Swartwout, The Cape Rock, One University Plaza MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/TheCapeRock/
Clockhouse seeks submissions for its 2014 issue
Online submission deadline: February 1, 2014
Clockhouse, the literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2014 issue. Our 2013 issue includes works by Joan Larkin, Cristina Garcia, Paul Lisicky, Susan Straight, Chiori Miyagawa, among some terrific new voices. Clockhouse is devoted to a variety of genres, publishing fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic work. Deadline is February 1, 2014. For mission statement, submission guidelines, and to submit your work visit www.clockhouse.net.
Dirty Chai accepting submissions for Winter Issue: Adventureland.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2014
Share your (real and not-so real!) adventures with us. We are seeking fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social commentary and visual art. We look for work that transforms and transcends its genre; words that leap from the page and images that stay embedded in our minds. We publish writers and artists in all walks of their career. Submissions close at Midnight on January 31, 2014. To view submission guidelines and to submit your work, please visit: www.dirtychaimag.com.
FEILE-FESTA / 2014 Spring Issue
Email submission deadline: January 1, 2014
FEILE-FESTA, an online literary journal, needs poetry or microfiction, somehow evoking cultures of Mediterranean and Celtic societies, especially Irish and Italian/Sicilian, whether found in the native country of origin or the diasporas to America or Canada. We are also interested in any writing about life in New York City. Deadline: January 1, 2014. Send submissions only by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.medcelt.org/feile-festa/ (Submissions) for complete guidelines.
Florida English Call for Submissions for
Themed Irish-American Issue
Online submission deadline: May 1, 2014
For the 12th annual issue of Florida English, we invite submissions dealing with the Ideas for critical articles might include individual literary works by Irish-American authors or directors, films, etc., and the influence of these in shaping genres or the identities of the country at large, communities, or individuals. One might consider the issues of immigration, assimilation, tradition or the loss of tradition, religion, or food. In addition, Florida English is also looking for original pieces of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that are rooted in the Irish-American experience or explore any facet thereof. Submit through Submishmash at: floridaenglish.submishmash.com/submit.
Keyhole's New Online Journal
Online submission period: Year-round
Keyhole Magazine just launched an online journal of fiction and poetry, and is now looking for submissions. No guidelines. Submission info is on the site here: www.keyholepress.com/submit. The journal is here: www.keyholepress.com/magazine.
Kindred Magazine Call for Submissions, Spring 2014
Submission deadline: January 31, 2014
Kindred is a quarterly fine arts lit mag that features work by fresh voices with a passion and talent for story. We want to publish work that is consistent with the way we feel life should be: connected, natural, simple. We accept previously unpublished works. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. We seek creative nonfiction, short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and photographs for our Spring 2014 issue, Rebirth, and our Summer 2014 issue, Memory. Submission guidelines can be found here: anchorandplumepress.com/about-kindred/.
Looking for Brief But Ever So Clever Submissions
Online submission deadline: April 24, 2014
Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is open for art, photography, video, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions. Please use our online submission manager: foliateoakliterarymagazine.submittable.com/submit. We prefer short and quirky over long and dreary.
The McNeese Review is open for submissions!
Submission deadline: December 31, 2013
The McNeese Review, the literary journal of McNeese State University in Louisiana, is open to submissions. Send in your best short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and original black and white art and photos for our next issue, due out in 2014. This issue will have no theme. We value clarity of image, complex worldviews, genuine emotion, character, coherency, compression, and all the right words put in interesting combinations. For more information, visit our submissions page at: www.mcneesereview.com/submissions/.
Poecology and Literary Locator Call for Submissions
Online submission period: Rolling
Poecology is now accepting original, unpublished works of place-based poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for publication in its fourth issue and to be included on the new Literary Locator map (www.litlocator.org). Visit www.poecology.org for submission details.
Sassafras Literary Magazine seeking submissions
Email/Online submission deadline: Year-round
Sassafras Literary Magazine is seeking submissions, welcoming poetry, prose, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and artworks. This online lit mag is looking for intense, clear, original and minimalistic writing. Complex and advanced styles and concepts also welcome. The magazine is looking to represent new voices, and promote new writing. Every issue is composed by mostly unknown (less known) writers. Sassafras is welcoming unpublished writers. If your writing is dense, unexpected, peculiar, soft-spoken, or sharp and hard to forget, submit! No reading fee. Please see the submission guidelines at: sassafrasmag.wordpress.com/submit/.
Scapegoat Review looking for Submissions
Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its winter 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 Meunch, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart. Check www.scapegoatreview.com for guidelines.
Searching for Queer Literary Writing
Online submissions accepted year-round.
Educe: A Journal of Queer Literature is looking for literary fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction submissions from queer writers across the globe. Queer=Other. Prose: 8,000 word limit. Poetry: 3 poem limit. www.educejournal.com
Seeking Winter Submissions — Digital Americana
Submission deadline: February 1, 2014
Digital Americana seeks the very best in new American writing. We accept Americana in the form of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Please see our submission guidelines page on our website thedigitalamericana.com. Our issues are available in print as well as in our groundbreaking, interactive iPad and iPhone apps.
Stirring Is Looking for Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction,
Photography & Reviews
Stirring: A Literary Collection is among the oldest continuously publishing online journals, publishing monthly poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, broadsides, and photography. We are seeking surprising, innovative material for forthcoming issues! Send 1-5 poems in the body of an email to Erin Elizabeth Smith (email@example.com). Send fiction/creative nonfiction as a Word/RTF document to Josh Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org). To submit a book review or have your book reviewed, contact Letitia Trent at email@example.com. All email submissions should include a brief 3rd-person biography.
Submit: The Masters Review Pays for
Stories from Emerging Authors
Email/Online submission deadline: Rolling
The Masters Review is looking for up to 5000 words of literary fiction and narrative nonfiction from new and emerging authors for our New Voices category. New Voices are open to any author who has not published a novel-length work. Authors with published short story collections are free to submit. Payment for stories is $0.10/word up to $200 for publication online. We are looking for authors who will continue to produce great work and are therefore highly selective. Bend form and genre, but send us your best. See www.mastersreview.com/new-voices for more information.
Thrice Fiction - Call for Submissions
Submission deadline: December 31, 2013
Submissions for the Spring 2014 issue may be sent to us from December 1 through December 31. Please check our submissions page for details. Send us something that won't be denied. www.thricefiction.com/submissions.html
Trickster Journal: Call for Submissions
Online/Postmark submission deadline: February 1, 2014
Trickster is a literary journal published each spring by Northern New Mexico College. We’re looking for unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, artwork, reviews, and any combination therein. The landscape and cultures of northern New Mexico shape our perspective, but we’re excited to accept original work from anyone, anywhere, about anything. We’re looking for work that moves, surprises, maybe even changes shape before our eyes. We want what we weren’t expecting. Sneak up on us. We dare you. Please read our submission policy/guidelines before submitting at tricksterjournal.wordpress.com. We’re anxiously awaiting your work!
We Are All Just Strangers to Happily Ever After...
Submission deadline: February 1, 2014
Are you looking to get a piece of your creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, graphic narrative, artwork or photography published? The pacificREVIEW Journal is still calling for submissions! Please visit the website and read over this edition's theme as well as the submission guidelines. We do not accept work that has been submitted elsewhere. Also, visit our Facebook page and like us for daily updates and inspirations! sdsupacificreview.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
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