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NewPages Winter 2015 LitPak

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Calls for Submissions

Bartleby Snopes LitPak flier

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Bartleby Snopes Call for Fiction Submissions

Deadline: Rolling
Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction. We want to publish the best new stories we can find, giving writers an opportunity to publish their best work and inspiring writers to create great works of fiction. We currently publish two stories per week online and end each month with our Story Of The Month contest. The winner receives $25 and publication in our semi-annual print magazine. We respond to all submissions within 5 days and provide personal feedback. Our online magazine had over 30,000 readers last year. Please send us your best fiction up to 3,000 words by visiting us at

Hippocampus LitPak flier

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Create. Share. Live.

Founded in 2010, Hippocampus Magazine in an online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. Each month we publish essays, memoir excerpts, flash CNF, reviews, interviews, craft articles and writing life columns. We're open to submissions year-round; we run a theme issue each July and hold an annual creative nonfiction contest. In August 2015, we're hosting our first conference, HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers. We love our community and hope you will read and/our submit!

Four Way Books LitPak flier

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Four Way Books for Publication of Poetry and Short Fiction

Deadline: Year-round
Four Way Books annually publishes fifteen aesthetically diverse titles of poetry and short fiction. Our authors include: Tina Chang, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Yona Harvey, Gregory Pardlo, Eileen Pollack, Kevin Prufer, Daniel Tobin, and C. Dale Young. We are comprised of five primary programs: a literary press, a sponsored residency, Pay a Book Forward, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review, which can be read at To learn about submission opportunities throughout the year, visit our website

Gival Press LitPak flier

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Gival Press Welcomes Poetry/Fiction Submissions

Deadlines: Rolling
Gival Press, an award-winning independent literary press, is looking for authors/poets who have a message in their work. If you have something to say and feel that others would be interested in reading your work, consider sending your work for consideration. We have four annual contests: the novel, the short story, a single poem, a collection of poetry. In addition we are now considering work for our online journal, ArLiJo, through May 15, 2015. Visit us: Submission Portal:

Meat for Tea LitPak flier

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Meat for Tea: The Valley Review now Accepting Submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2015
Meat for Tea: The Valley Review is now accepting submissions for the "Kummerspeck" issue of the magazine. Themes are never to be taken literally, but rather to serve as inspiration. The current reading period ends March 1st. We welcome simultaneous submissions, but ask to be notified when work is accepted elsewhere.

North Dakota Quarterly LitPak flier

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NDQ Seeks Art and Science Submissions; Offers Subscription Deal

Deadline: March 15, 2015
North Dakota Quarterly invites unpublished and original nonfiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images for a special issue (Vol. 80.4) that explore and illuminate the intersection of art and science, the similarities and distinctions between artistic and scientific perspectives, and how these merging methodologies impact other disciplines. No more than 6,000 words, written for a general audience. Deadline is March 15, 2015. With this ad (until July 31, 2015), get more than 50% off a regular subscription. Contact us at and use code "ndqsuper."

Raleigh Review LitPak flier

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Raleigh Review Call for Submissions for Fall 2015 Issue

Deadline: April 30, 2015
Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Fall 2015 issue. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at, and browse the archives while you’re there!

Story LitPak flier

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Submit to Story Un/Natural World Issue

Deadline: July 15, 2015
Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time. How do we tell stories of it? How do its stories inform us? For Story #4 (late 2015), send your best work in any form that explores the natural and built worlds here on Earth. Glaciers and cityscapes. Flora and fauna and concrete. From the pastoral all the way to Mega City One.


Conferences & Programs

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Story LitPak flier

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Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Summer Writing Program 2015

Deadline: Rolling
The Summer Writing Program is a four-week-long convocation of students, poets, fiction writers, scholars, translators, performance artists, activists, Buddhist teachers, musicians, printers, editors, and others working in small press publishing. Programming includes workshops, lectures, panels, readings, special events, and more. In dialogue with renowned practitioners, students engage in the composition of poetry, prose fiction, cross-genre possibilities, inter-arts, translation, and writing for performance. Participants work in daily contact with some of the most accomplished and notoriously provocative writers of our time, meeting individually and in small groups, so that both beginning and experienced writers find equal challenge in the program.

Ashland University MFA LitPak flier

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Write from the Heartland

Deadline: Rolling
Ashland University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is a low-residency program, designed to help writers develop more deeply in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, with a long-term goal of a book publication. A cross-genre option is available. Strengthen your craft and love of literature. Develop your literary skills in a community of writers who work collectively and individually toward the full potential of their art. We offer students the option of completing our annual 14-day summer residency in Ohio or Paris. The 2015 Visting Writers include: Patricia Henley, EJ Levy, Lee Martin, Celeste Ng, and Patricia Smith.

New York University Summer Writing Program LitPak flier

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Writers in New York: NYU's Summer Program

Application/Registration Deadline: Rolling
May 26-June 18, 2015; New York City
Writers in New York offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer's life in Greenwich Village. Daily workshops and craft seminars are supplemented by readings and lectures by New York-based writers and publishing professionals. Faculty include Cris Beam, Matthew Rohrer, Darin Strauss, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Helen Schulman, Elissa Schappell, Rachel Zucker, and Joanna Yas (Director). Recent visiting writers and editors include Lydia Davis, Chad Harbach, A. M. Homes, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Sam Lipsyte, Eileen Myles, Ed Park, Dani Shapiro, and Wells Tower. The program offers eight undergraduate credits. All writers are welcome to apply.



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Carbon Culture Review LitPak flier

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$1000 Free Entry Film Poetry Prize & Call for Submissions

Deadline: Year-round
Carbon Culture Review is at the intersection of technology + literature + art. Available in bookstores in the United States, we feature monthly creative work, literature and art, as well as articles and reviews on exciting new tech online alongside our annual print edition. We are now offering an annual $1000 film poetry prize—with free entry! Also seeking submissions in all genres. Hack us at

Tiferet LitPak flier

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$1500 in Prizes for Poetry & Prose

Deadline: June 1, 2015
$1500 in prizes for best poem, short story, and essay from Tiferet Journal. Judges are Aliki Barnstone for Poetry, Nahid Rachlin for Fiction, and Dr. Danielle Ofri for Nonfiction. One winner and two Honorable Mentions in each category. Publication for winners. Deadline June 1, 2015. Submit to

Bellevue Literary Review LitPak flier

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Bellevue Literary Review Annual Prizes

Deadline: July 1, 2015
Bellevue Literary Review’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: Paul Harding), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Mark Vonnegut), $1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Ada Limón). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). Find the complete guidelines and submit online:

epiphany LitPak flier

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Epiphany Magazine Chapbook Contest Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 15, 2015
Fiction, judged by Luis Jaramillo; poetry, judged by Katie Peterson; literary nonfiction, judged by Kristin Dombek; Graphic literature, judged by Lydia Conklin. Please submit work for the following genres with a cover sheet, title, name & contact info. Work must be previously unpublished—online or in print: Fiction, Nonfiction, & Graphic Lit: submit 10- 20 pages double-spaced, 12pt font. You can submit a single story or several stories within that page/word count to be published as a whole. For Graphic Lit entries: black and white illustrations only. Poetry: One poem per page. Total page count should not exceed 20 pages; all poetry forms welcome. $6 submission fee. Submit:

Event LitPak flier

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EVENT's Non-Fiction Contest and Reading Service

Deadline: April 15, 2015
Now in its 44th year of publication, EVENT is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction and notes on writing by emerging and established writers, along with book reviews, three times a year. We welcome submissions from around the world—and our pages reflect the diversity of the reading and writing communities we serve. EVENT runs an acclaimed annual Non-Fiction Contest featuring Canada’s top writers as judges. Our unique Reading Service for Writers provides affordable, high-quality editorial feedback to scores of writers. Visit for exclusive online content, interviews, and more.

Colorado Review LitPak flier

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Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: March 14, 2015
Now accepting short story submissions to the 2015 Nelligan Prize. Author of the winning story receives $2,000 and the story is published in the fall issue of Colorado Review. The final judge is Lauren Groff. All stories will be considered for publication. $15 entry fee (add $2 for online submissions). Stories must be under 50 pages and unpublished.

Prairie Schooner LitPak flier

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Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest in Fiction and Poetry

Deadline: March 15, 2015
PRIZES: $3,000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. ELIGIBILITY: The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all writers writing in English. JUDGING: Semi-finalists will be chosen by members of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series National Advisory Board. HOW TO SEND: We accept electronic submissions and hard copy submissions, with an entry fee of $25. WHEN TO SEND: Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and March 15, 2015. For submission guidelines or to submit online, visit General submissions are always free and accepted through May 1.

Rattle LitPak flier

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The Rattle Poetry Prize is now $10,000

Deadline: July 15, 2015
In honor of its 10th anniversary, we’re doubling down: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize now offers $10,000 for a single poem—plus a total of $3,000 and publication to ten finalists! With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection (past winners have ranged from the well-known to the previously unpublished poets), an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine, and a large Readers’ Choice Award chosen by the writers themselves, we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.

Livingston Press LitPak flier

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Tartt First Fiction Award, Livingston Press

Deadline: December 31, 2015
Authors who have not published a story collection are eligible. One thousand dollars award, plus publication for winner. Competitive, so we recommend that most of your collection has been previously taken by magazines. Open to any style of fiction. Send collection to Livingston Press, Station 22, The University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470. Twenty-dollar entry fee. We typically announce winner in June. Keep a copy, as we cannot return any entries.

North American Review LitPak flier

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Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction Judge: Eula Biss

Deadline: April 1, 2015
First prize: $500 (and publication in NAR) Judge: Eula Biss. The winning essay will be revealed at our bicentennial celebration in June 2015. Enter online at Rafael Torch died in 2011, at the age of 36, after a courageous four-year attempt to overcome sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Rafael, whose award-winning work and vivid essays have appeared in many journals including Crab Orchard Review, Antioch Review, North American Review, wrote with honesty, insight and wit. At the time of his death, Rafael’s immediate family included his beloved wife, Emily Olson-Torch and 4-month-old son, Rocco James.

Vine Leaves LitPak flier

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The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award. Prize: $500 + Publication.

Deadline: February 28, 2015
The Annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award is now open. The award includes a cash prize of $500, publication by Vine Leaves Press (paperback and eBook), 20 copies of the paperback, worldwide distribution, and promotion through Vine Leaves Literary Journal and staff websites. Guest judge is Sara Sargent, an editor at Simon Pulse (imprint of Simon & Schuster). Author will receive a 70% net royalty on all eBook and print sales. Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript, plus $25 fee via Submittable. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit:


Subscriptions & Classroom Adoptions

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Against the Current LitPak flier

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Against the Current – A Socialist Journal

A lively journal of news from the social justice movements and analysis from a socialist perspective. Interested in the struggles to save the environment, resist the ravages of corporate globalization, stop police brutality and gender violence, and rebuild the labor movement? Is there an alternative to the two-party system? What happened to the Arab Spring? Find out here, and let's discuss it! Subscriptions $30 for six issues. ATC, 7012 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI 48210; email ; website

The Literary Review LitPak flier

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Dear Readers: TLR has a new issue and discount subscriptions

Celebrate 2015 with the latest issue of TLR. This is our take on Women's Studies, the next generation—literature's perspective on the state of feminism, women's writing, identity, difference. Bold, thoughtful, and in modest doses irreverent. New work by Paula Bomer, Brenda Shaughnessy, Priscilla Becker, Valerie Sayers, and an intimate discussion between Morgan Parker and Eileen Myles. Read more about TLR, our writers, our submission process, and our excellent new year subscription discounts at

Geist LitPak flier

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Exclusive for Writers: Geist Subscriptions for $15

Geist is the most widely read literary magazine in Canada and the perfect companion for writers who want to keep up with ideas and culture north of America. Geist offers engaging and offbeat work from large and small publishers, emerging and established writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays and memoirs, as well as access to original writing contests, all at a price that a writer can actually afford–$15 for 6 issues + the current issue free. Get your subscription now at this rate exclusive to writers:

Poetry LitPak flier

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Order POETRY for Your Classroom

Browse over one hundred years of poetry and become a subscriber at For your classroom: Ten or more individual issues may be ordered at the bulk rate of $3.00 each, including shipping and handling costs. Students can subscribe at a special rate of $17.50 per year. For more information on bulk orders, please contact Holly Amos, or visit

The Common LitPak flier

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Teach The Common in Your Class

Teach The Common's place-based literature in your classroom and receive discounted subscription prices, plus a free desk copy and sample lesson plans. Your classroom subscription includes two issues for every student, plus an in-person or Skype visit from Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker. Inspired by the role of the town common, The Common publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and images that embody particular times and places. Visit for details. Subscription price: $17/student.

Weber LitPak flier

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Weber—The Contemporary West spring 2015 Chinese Focus Issue

Weber— The Contemporary West will be devoting our spring 2015 issue to Chinese Film, Art, and Literature. This special Chinese focus issue will feature artwork by Chinese artist, Huang Quihou; Film-scholar, Ying Zhu; Novelist, Ha Jin; Novelist Peter Peverelli; Film-Scholar, Nathalie Aghoro; and more! This special issue will also feature interviews with author, Bret Anthony Johnston; Author, Lisa Lenard-Cook; and an interview and exclusive short story by author Ron Carlson. Order your copy today at


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