Last updated April 17, 2014
And Your Bird Can Sing
Flash Fiction by Robert Miltner
Bottom Dog Press, March 2014
Paperback: 120pp; $16.00
"These are provocative narratives of working people with all the punch of wit and all the lyricism of poetry...If you're looking for plot twists and engaging ambiguity, here they are. If you're looking for open endings, characters you may live next door to, or may have had a drink with, or an affair with, or may have heard tell of, here they are. If you're looking for poignant and wry situations cast as sudden fictions and prose poems, you'll want to read And Your Bird Can Sing."—Richard Hague, author of Learning How: Stories, Yarns, and Tales
Chesapeake Writers' Conference at St. Mary's College of Maryland
Application deadline: Rolling
The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2014. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants. July 6-12, 2014. College credit available to undergraduate students. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/summer/writing/
The Creativity Workshop
Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Dubai, Crete, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam, Singapore.
"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.
Dylan Thomas' Wales
July 8-15, 2014
Writer who loves to travel? Join us in the UK to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Dylan Thomas' birth. Immerse yourself in the literary landscape immortalized in his poetry and prose. This writing retreat will feature supportive workshops, socializing with local writers and excursions along the beautifully rugged coastline. For poets, fiction, memoir and nonfiction writers.
"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.murphywriting.com/writing-getaways/dylan-thomas-wales-writing-retreat.html.
14th Annual Spokane Prize for Short Fiction
Online/Postmark submission deadline: May 15, 2014
Prize: $2000 plus publication. All U.S. authors eligible. Postmark/submission deadline: May 15, 2014. Please submit: a fiction manuscript (98 pages, three story minimum); $25 entry fee; and SASE to: Willow Springs Editions, 501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Suite 425, Spokane, WA 99202. Or, submit online at wse.submittable.com. Guidelines at sites.ewu.edu/wseditions.
$500 Prose Poetry Prize
with Kimberly Johnson as Judge
Submission deadline: May 5, 2014
$500 to the champion, May 5 deadline, $6 entry fee, and poet, translator, and literary critic Kimberly Johnson to judge. Submit 1-5 poems through our online submission manager. All submissions will also be considered for publication in elsewhere. Only previously unpublished works will be considered. Please do not include name on manuscript. elsewheremag.org
Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes
Submission deadline: July 1, 2014
Bellevue Literary Review’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction (Judge: Chang-rae Lee), $1,000 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction (Judge: Anne Fadiman), $1,000 Marica & Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry (Judge: Major Jackson). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Submit online: www.blreview.org.
The Iowa Review Invites Submissions to
Veterans' Writing Contest
Postmark deadline: April 15 - May 15, 2014
The Iowa Review invites submissions beginning April 15th to the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest, featuring guest judge Anthony Swofford. $1,000 first-prize award, $750 second-prize award, $500 to three runners-up, plus publication in our Spring 2015 issue. See full rules at iowareview.org/veteranswritingcontest This creative writing contest is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist. It is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre and about any subject matter.
The MacGuffin's 19th National Poet Hunt Contest
Is Now Open!
Postmark deadline: June 3, 2014
The MacGuffin’s National Poet Hunt Contest rides again with guest judge, Carl Dennis! One grand prize winner will receive $500. Two honorable mentions may also be awarded. All entrants will receive one copy of our Winter 2015 issue which will include the winning poem(s) and a commentary by Mr. Dennis. Please send three poems, an index card with contact info and poem titles, and a check or money order for $15 (made out to Schoolcraft College). Mail all of the above to: The MacGuffin • Poet Hunt Contest • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152. Full details at: www.macguffin.org.
Calls for Submissions
Driftwood Press Open for Submissions
Online submission deadline: June 1, 2014
Driftwood Press, a quarterly literary magazine, wants to pay for your work! 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, and interviews. We also interview our accepted artists. www.driftwoodpress.net
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/
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/
DIALOGIST is seeking original and previously unpublished work.
Online submission deadline: Rolling
DIALOGIST, a quarterly journal of poetry and art, is seeking original and previously unpublished poetry, as well as art/photography/illustration. We are a new online publication dedicated to diversity through discourse—i.e. we ask our writers to be clear, be dynamic, and start a conversation. Submissions are free.
FishFood & LavaJuice Magazine is Seeking Submissions!
Submissions accepted year-round.
We are seeking all types of visual arts as well as media arts, including audio, short films, documentaries, clips, songs and music videos for the magazine website. This call is on a rolling basis. Please visit www.fishfoodandlavajuice.com for more information on how to submit your work. Thanks for your submissions!
Flyover Country Review call for submissions
Submission deadline: Rolling
Flyover Country Review, an online magazine of Midwestern literature, seeks submissions of short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual art, and photography for publication online and consideration for our upcoming first print issue. Visit us at www.flyovercountryreview.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/fcreview, and on Twitter @flyoverreview. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as per our submissions guidelines: www.flyovercountryreview.com/submissions-2/.
Hawaii Pacific Review is open for submissions
Submissions accepted year-round.
Hawaii Pacific Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The online literary journal of Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HPR often features work from Hawaii and the Pacific region, but is interested in great writing from any region and on any subject. Submissions are accepted all year long, though responses may take longer during summer months. More details can be found at hawaiipacificreview.org. Submissions are accepted exclusively through our online submissions manager: hawaiipacificreview.submittable.com/submit.
Marathon Literary Review - Extended Deadline
Online submission deadline: May 15, 2014
Marathon Literary Review, an online journal based out of Arcadia University's MFA program, is open for submissions until May 15 (extended deadline). Authors and artists are invited to submit in one of the following categories: Fiction/Flash Fiction, Multimedia/Photography/Art, Nonfiction, Poetry. Details can be found here: marathonlitreview.com
Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
Submission deadline: Rolling
Neon seeks literary and slipstream short-form writing. We err towards the dark, and like to experiment with language and form. We have a particular taste for the apocalyptic. Neon is based in the UK, and is published online and in print every quarter. We publish writers from anywhere in the world, and everything we publish is available for free online. Please read the guidelines page (www.neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=116) and then send work in the body of an email for consideration.
The New Verse News seeks submissions
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 submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.
NonBinary Review Open for Submissions!
Submission deadline: Rolling
NonBinary Review wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We're currently open for submissions for our first two issues: Issue #1 (June 2014): Grimm’s Fairy Tales; Issue #2 (September 2014): Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. For more detailed guidelines, please expand the guidelines box of the genre you’re submitting to on our Submittable page. We also pay our authors & artists—1 cent/word for prose or hybrid, $10 flat fee per poem, $25 flat fee for art. nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit
S/tick seeks fabulous feminist art and creative writing
Submission deadline: Rolling
Work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, but it's exactly what S/tick is looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy. Please send us your bright and touching art, poetry, and prose with a biting feminist bent. Preference will be given to women and artists in Canada, though if neither of these red dresses fits you, simply ensure you redress something of interest to women! s-tick.tumblr.com
Stoneboat Literary Journal Call for Submissions
Online/Postmark submission deadline: August 1, 2014
Stoneboat Literary Journal seeks submissions for its fall issue and is reading through August 1st. We publish high quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, b&w art, photo essays, and graphic literature. Electronic submissions are preferred, but we do accept hard copy submissions as well. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. See our guidelines for more information: www.stoneboatwi.com/submit.html
Submit to Meat for Tea: The Valley Review
Submission deadline: May 17, 2014
This edgy, award-winning, publication seeks recipes, essays, short and flash fiction, cartoons, photos, illustrations, and other art for the Rose Hip issue. Themes are never to be taken literally but rather to serve as inspiration. www.meatfortea.com
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