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    Posted October, 31 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    The Healing Muse Submission Period Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015

    The Healing Muse, annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for our 2015 fall publication. We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exclusively focusing on themes of medicine and healing. Submission period: September 1, 2014 through May 1, 2015. Original and unpublished works only. Detailed guidelines can be found on our website: thehealingmuse.org.

    Posted October, 31 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 October, 31 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Polychrome Ink Seeks Diverse Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2014

    We are seeking pieces written primarily by diverse individuals. Submissions do not have to be issues related, but they do have to fit the theme of diversity. Priority goes to people who fit, in one way or another, outside of the typical White Cishet writer. We offer a small flat payment per category: short fiction/non-fiction under 1k words ($10), fiction/nonfiction under 5k words ($25), and poetry ($15). You can find more information and how to submit on our website: polychrome-ink.com

    Posted October, 31 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    The Riding Light Review Seeks Submissions For Winter 2014 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

    The Riding Light Review seeks well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art that challenge our concepts and worldview. Our magazine aims for an eclectic flavor, with works that mirror, literally and metaphorically, the world at large. We are looking for short fiction from 1000 to 7500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, creative nonfiction up to 5000 words, essays up to 5000 words, poetry of any length, art and photography. Please read the guidelines for which you are submitting. www.ridinglightreview.com

    Posted October, 31 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Seeking Short Personal Essays for Untold Stories Book

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

    StoryShelter is accepting submissions for personal essays 400-1200 words for a book called I Am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People. We are looking for ultimately inspirational essays around themes of Family Ties, Beating the Odds, Hidden Passions, Everyday Heroes, You Wouldn't Believe Me, But.., ..Oops!, Rising to the Challenge, and Inspired Moments. Submission details here: www.storyshelter.com/blog/get-your-story-published.

  • Posted October, 31 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - January.

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry

    • Subtitle Annual Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/2015
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2015
      From January 1 to January 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Winners receive $2,000 and publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse; all manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. Adam Johnson (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Alberto Ríos (poetry) will select the winners. For more information, please visit our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu.

    Posted October, 30 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Lackington's: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words. Our writers and artists have collectively been nominated for or won Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, and British Fantasy awards. We buy fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, and any flavor of ‘punk. We’re excited by stories by, or representative of, members of traditionally marginalized communities. We're never excited by fanfic, so please don’t send us any. We’re not a horror market, either, though we enjoy dark elements. Visit www.lackingtons.com to see what themes we're reading for at the moment and learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking.
  • Posted October, 30 2014 - Conference Classifieds.

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Dates Dates vary.
    • Location Locations vary.
    • Blurb Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Singapore, and Dublin. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity." Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back and Professor, SDSU, CA. 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.
  • Posted October, 30 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - November.

    Glimmer Train Short Story Award

    • Subtitle Short Story Award for New Writers
    • Genres Fiction
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 11/30/14
    • Big Title Short Story Award for New Writers
    • Blurb Submission deadline: November 30, 2014
      Open to any writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. 1st place has been increased to $1500 and includes publication in Glimmer Train. 2nd/3rd: $500/$300, consideration for publication. Results announced on February 1. Word count generally ranges 1500-5000, though up to 12,000 words is fine. 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, 30 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    American Tanka Invites Submissions of Tanka Poetry

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

    American Tanka, publishing fine English-language tanka since 1996, seeks submissions of well-crafted, original, unpublished five-line tanka. Please view our most recent issue online and use our online submission form. www.americantanka.com

  • Posted October, 30 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - January.

    The Boiler Flash Essay Contest judged by Daniel Nester

    • Subtitle Flash Essay Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Entry Fee $12.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/15
    • Big Title The Boiler Flash Essay Contest judged by Daniel Nester
    • Blurb

      Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015
      The Boiler challenges you to submit flash essays under 600 words. We’re open to hybrid forms of poetry, essay, and memoir. The only things that matters are whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing. Two winners will receive $600 and publication in our spring issue. Finalists will be considered for publication in our spring issue and other prizes. Submissions open October 31st and close January 15th. We will announce the winner in the spring of 2015. To get an idea of what we like, read magazines like Brevity, Sweet, or other flash journals. www.theboilerjournal.com

    Posted October, 29 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 October, 29 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Glassworks Magazine Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

    Glassworks Magazine, a journal of literature and art publishing digitally and in print, seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, craft essays, art/photography, and new media (video, audio, multi-modal, etc.) for upcoming issues. Reading period open until December 15. Contributor copies provided. Read guidelines at www.rowanglassworks.org/submit.html.

    Posted October, 29 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    The Cape Rock Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    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/

    Posted October, 29 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Slipstream Seeks Poems Exploring the Theme of "Elements."

    • Deadline info Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 1, 2015

    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).

    Posted October, 29 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    The Mondegreen's Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    A mondegreen is a kind of misunderstanding: you mishear a word/phrase in a way that gives it a different meaning. In naming ourselves after a mistake, we don’t mean to say we want your error-riddled, hastily shot-off drivel, but we do want work that isn’t afraid of being wrong. We want something that we can’t quite recognize, but which feels uncannily familiar. We want to get spooked by it or laugh or maybe both. We’ll publish poetry, fiction, and essays about literature, art, film, and probably the Food Network alongside interviews, reviews, and you know what, whatever else we want. themondegreen.org

    Posted October, 28 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Call for Submissions - Mud Season Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Mud Season Review is a community-led literary journal based in Vermont. We invite strong, deeply human work in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues, and seek to celebrate the writers and artists behind the work. For guidelines, visit mudseasonreview.com.

    Posted October, 28 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Big Muddy Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    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/

    Posted October, 28 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    The New Verse News is Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    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 October, 28 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    ISO quality queer literary writing HMU

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    EDUCE Literary Journal is committed to showcasing visual artists and publishing innovative literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers from the queer community. We are a full-color, magazine-sized, biannual publication that operates primarily on an e-platform, but utilizes print on demand. Queer = Other. www.educejournal.com

    Posted October, 27 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Stoneboat Literary Journal Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

    Stoneboat Literary Journal seeks submissions of high-quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic literature, photo essays, and black and white art for its Spring 2015 issue. For guidelines, sample work, and additional information, please visit our website at www.stoneboatwi.com.

    Posted October, 27 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Pine Hills Review: Reading So Hard

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in quality work, no matter the genre, form, or style. Hybrid and experimental work is encouraged. We consider submissions year-round through Submittable. We ask for first North American serial rights only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. We publish work every Wednesday, and the work lives on in our archives page thereafter. If an author’s work later appears in a collection or anthology, we ask that you include us in the acknowledgements because it’s the cool thing to do. pinehillsreview.strose.edu

    Posted October, 24 2014 - Calls For Submissions.

    Fiction Southeast Now Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    The editors of Fiction Southeast are interested in flash fiction (fiction of approximately 1000 words or less). While we are interested in fiction that depicts a variety of southern traditions and landscapes, we DO NOT wish to limit the journal to only southern writers. Writers from other parts of the country are encouraged to submit their work. Though we hope for creative and innovative writing, we don’t prefer one particular style or genre of writing. The only criterion we look for is quality. www.fictionsoutheast.com

    Posted October, 24 2014 - Conference Classifieds.

    Present at the 2015 Windhover Writers' Festival

    • Registration Deadline Submission deadline: December 1, 2014
    • Dates February 18-20, 2015;
    • Location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    • Blurb

      We invite writers of creative nonfiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to submit their work to be considered for presentation at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's 2015 Windhover Writer’s Festival, held February 18-20. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading time. Please include with your selection a short biography. Artists, scholars, teachers, or students of creative writing may submit 300-500 word abstracts for presentations on the role of faith in the artist’s life or work, critiques of contemporary faith-inspired artists, or any other relevant topic. Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to by December 1. academics.umhb.edu/writersfestival/

    Posted October, 24 2014 - Sponsored Writing Contests - December.

    Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Flash Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Entry Fee $10.
    • Contest Deadline 12/15/14
    • Big Title The Conium Review 2014 Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014
      The winning author receives $300 and a copy of the judge's latest book; the winning piece appears on The Conium Review website and is made into a limited-run broadside or micro chap for distribution at the 2015 AWP Conference. This year's judge is Ashley Farmer, author of The Women (forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms), Beside Myself (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014), and Farm Town (Rust Belt Bindery, 2012). $10 entry fee for up to three flash fictions. Each individual piece must be under 1,000 words. Full guidelines here: coniumreview.com/contests/flash-fiction-contest/.

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