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NewPages Fall 2016 LitPak
Browse fliers for calls for submissions, conferences and MFA programs, writing contests, new issue and title announcements, subscriptions and classroom adoptions, and more! Please feel free to print, post, and share the fliers.
Calls for Submissions
Berkeley Poetry Review Issue 47: Open for Submissions
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into a conversation? Berkeley Poetry Review is currently accepting submissions for its 47th issue! While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that challenges dominant discourses surrounding race, gender, sexuality, disability, and poetic form itself. The journal aims to provide a diverse and inclusive space for marginalized folks to share their voices. Translations, reviews, and artwork are also welcome. No entry fee. Submit: tinyurl.com/bpr-submit. Questions? .
Call for Submissions: BLR’s Theme Issue on Family
Deadline: January 1, 2017
In Fall 2017, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish a special theme issue that explores the concept of family—the primary latticework and laboratory of human nature. We are now accepting submissions of poetry (3 poems max), fiction, and nonfiction (5,000 words max for prose). Please visit our website for complete guidelines. www.BLReview.org
Call for Submissions: Leaving Home, Finding Home
Deadline: November 5, 2016
Submissions are now open for Nimrod International Journal’s Spring 2017 issue, Leaving Home, Finding Home. For this issue, we invite poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction that explore ideas of home. We are especially interested in receiving work by immigrants, “Third Culture Kids,” and expatriates. Other ideas include work about age and home, the connections between family and home, and home as a state of mind. For poetry, submit up to 8 pages; for fiction and creative nonfiction, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Email or visit our website for guidelines: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.
Fourth Genre Is Now Accepting General Submissions
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016
Fourth Genre Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.
Hofstra University Has Two Forums for Your Literary Work
Submission accepted year-round.
Submissions for AMP: Always Electric (a digital literary site) are accepted in poetry, short prose, innovative and cross-genre texts, video poems and literary videos. AMP is a project of the Hofstra University Digital Research Center and is co-sponsored by the MFA program and the Department of English. amp.hofstradrc.org
Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature & Art accepts both print and digital submissions including fiction, creative nonfiction, art and photography, and poetry. Our inaugural issue will be published in January 2017. Windmill is a joint project of Hofstra University’s MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English/Publishing Studies. hofstrawindmill.com
Marvels & Tales: Special Issue on The Trickster
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017
Call For Papers: Marvels & Tales Special Issue on the Trickster. This issue of Marvels & Tales seeks to explore the various dimensions of the trickster from a wide selection of national traditions, historical periods, and genres, as well as to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to fairy tales and conversations about traditional narrative genres across disciplines. We invite papers of 5,000-7,500 words, relevant translations, and new texts. Deadline: January 31, 2017. www.fabula.org/actualites/marvels-tales-special-issue-on-the-tricksterdeadline-january-31st-2017_74542.php
Poetry in Translation - Call for Submissions
Transference invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese. Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices. Read past issues and submit up to four poems at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/. For more information write to the editors at . Published by the faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Submissions are read using a double-blind review process.
Submissions Now Open for Cherry Tree's Third Issue
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its third issue from August 15 to October 15. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy. www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/cherry-tree/
Subscribe & Submit to Raleigh Review!
Deadline: October 31, 2016
Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Spring 2017 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. 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 www.raleighreview.org, and browse the archives while you’re there!
The Timberline Review Seeks Submissions
Deadline: April 15; October 15
The Timberline Review, a new semi-annual literary journal based in Portland, Oregon, is looking for brave new words to put on the page. We want short fiction, poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Submission period open July 1 to October 15 for Winter/Spring (publication date February 1), and January 1 to April 15 for Summer/Fall (publication date August 1). Looking for emerging and established writers with strong voices and strong ideas. Visit timberlinereview.com/submissions/ for more information.
Conferences, Workshops, & Writing Programs
2017 Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise
Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
January 14-21, 2017; Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Located on the coast of the picturesque Boca Ciega Bay, the Thirteenth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise offers an intimate eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings, book signings, and receptions with our award-winning faculty and guest speakers. This year’s faculty and guests include: 2013 Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, Lan Samantha Chang, Andre Dubus III, Denise Duhamel, Ann Hood, Major Jackson, Fabienne Josaphat, Laura Lippman, Peter Meinke, Stewart O’Nan, Les Standiford, Helen Wallace, Sterling Watson, David Yoo and more. We have over 20 fellowships and scholarships available, including 10 Sterling Watson MFA Fellowships for current and recent MFA students. Learn more at writersinparadise.com.
Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University: Write Next to the Beach!
The MFA at Florida Atlantic University, a fully funded program, is home to a lively literary community. In addition to workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, students can take courses in literary translation, book arts, and creative writing pedagogy. Students can receive course credit for internships as well as work on our brand-new literary journal, Swamp Ape Review. Stipends are available for both conference travel and summer travel. Our Off the Page reading series and the Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence program bring nationally known writers to the FAU campus. Faculty: Becka Mara McKay (Director), A. Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, Jason Schwartz, Mark Scroggins. www.fau.edu/english/mfa/
Creative Writing at Hollins: Write the Next Chapter of an Epic.
Application Deadline: January 6, 2017
M.F.A. IN CREATIVE WRITING: Forty-eight credits in residence are required for the M.F.A. degree. Each student will undertake ten four-credit courses, plus a thesis (eight credits). Elective courses may be in the immediate area of the degree, or, if the student’s background and preparation warrant, in related areas. No transfer credit is accepted for the M.F.A. degree. The thesis offered for the degree must consist of a book-length manuscript and must be completed by the end of year two. Each student will have a faculty thesis advisor who will provide direction in the preparation of the thesis. Details available at www.hollins.edu/grad/eng_writing.
Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton
Application Deadline: January 1, 2017
Serious about creative writing? Check out the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, with hands-on workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In addition to a Master of Fine Arts, the program offers a one-year course of study in writing for kids, from early readers to middle grade and young adult books. Writers seeking to work on their craft with rigorous but friendly instruction can also apply to join a single workshop, if space is available, as non-matriculated students. Contact program director Julie Sheehan at with any questions. Accepting applications through January 1, 2017. www.stonybrook.edu
Find Your Audience.
Applications accepted year-round.
It starts in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a world literary capital—during 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. Through Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, ranked #4 by Poets & Writers, you’ll work one-on-one with groundbreaking authors, developing your own writing, studying craft technique, and reading widely in your genre. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your WORK before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program
Florida International University Creative Writing MFA Program
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017
The Creative Writing MFA at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus offers small seminars, intense mentoring, and a dedicated faculty who are highly successful working writers. Students gain hands-on experience with publishing and editing via our literary journal, Gulf Stream Magazine, and The Florida Book Review; they meet and hear visiting authors at our Lawrence Sanders Award Lecture and the Writers on the Bay Reading Series. A tightly-knit community of writers working amidst the tropical beauty, social diversity and cultural dynamism of Miami. Les Standiford (Director), Lynne Barrett, Denise Duhamel, John Dufresne, Debra Dean, Campbell McGrath, Julie Marie Wade.
UNC Wilmington MFA on the Carolina Coast
Application deadline: January 5, 2017
Named one of five innovative/unique MFA programs by Atlantic Monthly, UNCW's MFA program offers workshops, craft seminars, and practical courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Students also participate in the editing, design, and marketing of books and magazines through The Publishing Laboratory, including Lookout, Ecotone, and Chautauqua. Teaching assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available. UNCW has one of the few independent creative writing departments in the nation, and Wilmington is a coastal community rich in culture, natural history, and support for the arts. www.uncw.edu/writers
University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Program
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
The University of Arizona Poetry Center awards one residency each summer to a poet to spend two weeks writing in Tucson, Arizona. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply, including emerging writers. Residents stay in a studio apartment located on the University of Arizona campus within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry, and also receive a $500 stipend. poetry.arizona.edu
University of San Francisco MFA in Writing Program
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Our 2 1/2 year program offers students a personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco as a vital literary center. Students focus on fiction (including the novel), poetry, or nonfiction and may cross genres. In small workshops and seminars students work closely with award-winning writers. Thesis instruction provides one-on-one mentoring with faculty for two semesters. The Reading Series brings acclaimed writers to campus. Students have the opportunity to gain professional development and to work on our journal Switchback. Merit fellowships, including a fully-funded biannual poetry fellowship, teaching assistantships, and post-graduate teaching fellowships are offered. www.usfca.edu/mfaw
UNLV Creative Writing
Annual Application Deadline: January 15
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a fully-funded program offering MFAs and PhDs in Fiction and Poetry. We are home to a world-class faculty, the Black Mountain Institute, Witness, Interim, and multiple reading series. Students appreciate our supportive community and strong international emphasis, and our graduates consistently go on to secure book deals and tenure-track teaching positions. Our program is located in Las Vegas – a diverse, inexpensive, and bright city in the Mojave Desert, within driving distance of dozens of National Parks, hot springs, and ghost towns. For questions, visit our website www.unlv.edu/english or email us at .
New & Forthcoming Releases
Announcing The Long Walk by Jan Zwicky
From the award-winning, eco-political poet and philosopher Jan Zwicky comes The Long Walk, a group of poems which bear witness to colonial barbarism and ecocide, and reflect on spiritual catastrophe and transformation. Zwicky is one of North America's finest poets, and in this book she gives us her most profound work to date. The University of Regina Press's Oskana Poetry & Poetics series publishes contemporary poetry and essays on poetry's cultural role, and welcomes translations of Indigenous (Native American) works. Please visit www.uofrpress.ca for more information.
Essays: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan
This collection, which includes essays by many national and upcoming writers, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how war alters the lives of both veterans and civilians. An excellent resource for helping increase student and civilian awareness of the veteran experience in America. hudsonwhitman.com
Exciting New Releases from Guernica Editions
Stay tuned for Guernica's exciting 2017 releases! Including Canticles I:mmxvii by George Elliott Clarke, Cantos North by Henry Beissel, The House on Selkirk Avenue by Irena Karafilly and Robert Kroetsch: Essays on His Works ed. Nicole Markotić. For four decades, Guernica has dared to publish fine literature with a special understanding of different cultures. We are proud to have published recent work by such authors as Austin Clarke, Daniel David Moses, Marianne Ackerman and Len Gasparini. Since 2013, Guernica is also home to the MiroLand imprint—a place where our more commercial projects, from how-tos to graphic novels, can thrive. www.guernicaeditions.com
Subscriptions and Classroom Adoptions
Exile Editions publishes distinctive literary and speculative fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and works in translation, featuring writers who represent Canada’s multicultural and multiracial make up. Our 500 titles-to-date look to engage national and international readers by presenting a diversity of works from senior, mid-career and emerging/new generation writers, and many are excellent choices for academic course adoption. www.ExileEditions.com or contact: for title information, about ordering, desk copies, etc.
Give the Perfect Gift: Journal of the Month!
A Journal of the Month subscription delivers a hot-off-the-press, print literary magazine to your doorstep on a regular basis. What you receive changes month-to-month, but every participating magazine is a highly-regarded actor in the contemporary literary scene that publishes exciting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from new and established voices. For birthdays, holidays, graduations, even Valentine’s day, give your beloved bard, sassy storyteller, or erudite essayist the gift of inspiration every month! www.journalofthemonth.com
17th Annual James Hearst Poetry Prize
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016
The North American Review is now accepting submissions for the 2016 James Hearst Poetry Prize. Deadline is October 31st. First prize: $1,000; Second prize: $100; Third prize: $50. Our 2016 judge is Major Jackson. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to North American Review. For full contest guidelines, visit northamericanreview.org/hearst-prize/. If you have questions, email or call (319) 273-6455.
$2000 and Publication - Fall Fiction Contest Judged by Kelly Link
Deadline: November 15, 2016
The Masters Review is hosting a Fall Fiction Contest awarding $2000, publication, and correspondence with our guest judge to today’s best emerging writers. Three winners ($200 and $100 to second and third place writers, respectively) will earn publication on the site, cash prizes, and correspondence with Kelly Link. The publication is looking for literary fiction under 7000 words. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed, as are submissions from self-published and writers outside the US. For full guidelines see the website. Send us your best! 15 finalists will be recognized. Kelly Link will select winners from the shortlist. mastersreview.com/fall-fiction-contest-2000-publication/
2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry
Deadline: January 14, 2017
$2,000 honorarium and book publication: Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2017. $25 reading fee (add $3 to submit online) includes subscription to Colorado Review. Final judge is Susan Howe; friends and students (current or former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni. 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.
2017 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2016
december Magazine presents the 2017 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. First Prize: $1,500 & Publication; Honorable Mention: $500 & Publication; all finalists published in Spring 2017 Awards Issue. Deadline: December 1, 2016. Contest Judge: Adrian Matejka. $20 entry fee. Submit no more than 3 poems per entry, Oct. 1-Dec.1, 2016. Guidelines: Name, address, email on cover letter only. Please read guidelines carefully (www.decembermag.org/december-awards). No simultaneous submissions (we respond promptly). Submit online at www.december.submittable.com/submit or mail to PO Box 16130, St. Louis, MO 63105. Include $20 (checks made payable to “december”) and SASE with paper submissions. Entry fee includes copy of Awards issue.
2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize
Deadline: January 15, 2017
We’ve always loved chapbooks for their brevity and intensity. At a few dozen pages, a great chapbook is the perfect reading experience for the 21st century—not too long, not too short. Every year, the Rattle Chapbook Prize awards $2,000, 500 copies, and distribution to Rattle's 7,000+ subscribers. The contest is open to writers worldwide; poems must be in English. $20 entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle. More information: www.rattle.com/chapbooks/guidelines/.
Annual Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize
Philadelphia Stories hosts the annual Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize to celebrate poets of all backgrounds, experience, and styles. This year's judge is Lamont B. Steptoe—poet, publisher, photographer, and Vietnam veteran. Deadline: November 15, 2016. Visit www.philadelphiastories.org for details.
The Annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award is Now Open
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Winner receives $650 AUD, publication by Vine Leaves Press (paperback & eBook), 20 copies of the paperback, and worldwide distribution. Guest judge is Jane Davis, winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Award. Author will receive a 70% net royalty on all eBook and print sales. Submit a 50 to 60 page manuscript, plus $20 fee (early-bird rate until October 31). We are an independent, non-profit literary journal. Fees help cover, though not fully, prize money and publishing costs. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/vine-leaves-vignette-collection-award.html
Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Contest submissions open Dec 1st - Mar 15. We offer three $1,000-dollar first-place prizes: the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, and the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. Winners will be notified in June 2017. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2018 print edition, Issue 76. Entry fee $20, international entries $30. Submit one essay, one story, or up to three poems. Please limit prose to 6,000 words. Fee includes one-year subscription. For more information, visit us at: bhreview.org.
The Fiddlehead’s 26th Annual Literary Contest is Now Open!
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Two categories: poetry and short fiction. Prizes in each category: $2000 CAD for winner + publication payment and $250 CAD for 2 honourable mentions + publication payment. Winning entries published in The Fiddlehead 271 (Spring 2017). No simultaneous submissions and no previously published works. Short fiction submission: 1 story (6,000 words max). Poetry submission: 3 poems max, no more than 100 lines per poem. An entry consists of one submission in one genre. Entry Fee: $30 in Canada and $36 elsewhere. Includes one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead. Complete details at thefiddlehead.ca/contest.
Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers now open!
Deadline: October 31, 2016
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 $2500 and includes publication in Glimmer Train. 2nd/3rd: $500/$300, consideration for publication. Results announced on January 10. Word count generally ranges 1,000 - 5,000, but can go up to 12,000. Previous online publication is fine. One of the most respected journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, New Stories from the Midwest, O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Submit online: www.glimmertrain.org.
New Measure Poetry Prize / Free Verse Editions
Deadline: March 1 - June 30
Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions edited by Jon Thompson, is pleased to announce the ninth annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Up to four other manuscripts may be accepted for publication by Free Verse Editions editors. Submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee between March 1 and June 30, 2017. The window for the 2017 competition will open on 1 March 2017. After March 1, submit here: parlorpress.submittable.com/submit/18947. For more informations, see www.parlorpress.com/newmeasureprize. Previous Winners include Hannah Craig and Matthew Cooperman.
Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Submissions are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. One winner will receive $5,000 and publication, and up to three finalists will receive publication. The series is edited by Billy Collins. The winner of the 2017 Prize is Stephen Gibson, for his book Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. The finalists for the prize were Jennifer Givhan, for Protection Spell; Laura McCullough, for The Wild Night Dress; and Frances Schenkkan, for Mr. Stevens’ Secretary. Visit uapress.com for more information.
Tartt First Fiction Award
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Open to writers who have yet to publish a book of fiction. One thousand dollar prize, plus royalty contract. Twenty dollar entry fee. Closes December 31 of every year. www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu