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Calls for Submissions

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Berkeley Poetry Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Berkeley Poetry Review 46th Issue Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 15, 2016
Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? Berkeley Poetry Review is currently accepting submissions for its 46th issue. We are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, sexuality, and poetic form itself. Translations, reviews, and artwork are also welcome. No entry fee. Minority poets are encouraged to submit: Questions? .

Bowling Greene State University Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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BGSU Lit Journals Open for Submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.
Mid-American Review
is open for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, and book reviews from emerging and established writers. Regular submissions are accepted year-round, and the James Wright Poetry and Sherwood Anderson Fiction Competitions are open until November 15. Prairie Margins is open for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art written by undergraduate students. Art submissions especially welcome. Both print journals are published at Bowling Green State University. Full guidelines available at and

Perfume River Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Call for Submissions: Perfume River Poetry Review

Deadline: December 31, 2015
After doing themed issues, in which we had to pass over too many great poems, we’ve decided that for this issue, there will be no theme, no rules, no limits to what your poetry can do. We just want your best and most fearless work! Send us poems for general submission (no charge) or to enter our poetry contest. First Prize: $200. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015. For complete guidelines for general submissions and contest entries, please visit our webpage:

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CALYX Press General Submissions

Deadline: December 31, 2015
Women-identified writers are encouraged to submit poems (up to 6) or prose (5,000-word max) for publication in CALYX Journal. Prose and poetry are accepted October 1 - December 31. Book reviews and art are accepted year-round. CALYX runs the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize from March 1 – May 31 as well as the Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing from July 1 – September 30 annually. Both have cash prizes. Full guidelines are available at CALYX Press has devoted 40 years to publishing fine art and literature from women. Previous authors include Barbara Kingsolver, Julia Alvarez, and Sandra Cisneros.

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Meat for Tea: The Valley Review accepting submissions.

Deadline: Rolling
Nearly a decade ago Meat for Tea began, first as a conversation in the adjunct faculty office, then as a bumped and stapled zine. Alex Wagman and I were inspired to create this non-academic affiliated arts & literary journal because we noticed a lack of them in Western Massachusetts. Over the years the journal has grown, changed format, and now is a proud, two time winner in the 57th and 58th New England Book Shows. Submit your work for publication in this award-winning journal.

Nimrod Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Mirrors and Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations and Gender Identities

Deadline: December 5, 2015
For our Spring/Summer 2016 issue, Nimrod International Journal is seeking poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces from writers who identify along the LGBTQIA spectrum. Work may be about any subject and in any style. We hope to receive a large variety of material for this issue, including work from LGBTQIA writers of color, writers of varying socio-economic status, physically different writers, and neuroatyptical writers. For complete submissions guidelines:

Stillhouse Press Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Submit to Stillhouse Press!

Submissions accepted year-round.
Stillhouse Press is now accepting complete manuscripts of literary fiction (either a novel or short story collection; no genre fiction), narrative nonfiction (memoir or collection of linked essays), and poetry. All submissions should include a query letter, synopsis, and an overview of the work. Authors are also invited to share information about their writing background, online presence, involvement with the writing community, and inspiration for their work. Our ideal manuscript is between 50,000 and 100,000 words of prose, or 50-75 pages of poetry. For more information on how to submit, please visit:

Timberline Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Timberline Review Seeks Submissions

Deadline: October 15, 2015; April 15, 2016
Newly published by Willamette Writers, The Timberline Review is drawing attention. "From the very get-go all of the elements of a first-rate journal are here in abundance: gorgeous layout and design, a keen and yet eclectic editorial vision, and a myriad of voices coming together to sing of the mysteries of the human heart." (Robert Vivian, author, essayist and faculty at Alma College, Michigan). Submissions are open  through October 15 for the Winter/Spring 2016 issue; January 1 - April 15 for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue. Established and emerging writers welcome. Full guidelines at

The Southampton Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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TSR: The Southampton Review: Call for Submissions & Short, Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 15 & 31, 2015
is dedicated to publishing fine fiction, nonfiction, plays, screenplays, poetry, literary cartoons, photography, and art. We afford a unique opportunity for debut authors and MFA students to appear alongside the muses of our day. A smattering of our past contributors include Billy Collins, Ursula Hegi, Meg Wolitzer, Patricia Marx, Helen Simonson, W.S. Merwin, Matthew Klam, Kaylie Jones, Robert Reeves, Bharati Mukherjee, Elena Gorokhova, Daniel Menaker, Patricia McCormick, and Jules Feiffer. For more information and to submit:

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upstreet 12 open for submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2016
, an award-winning literary annual, is seeking quality submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, for its twelfth issue. The first eleven issues of upstreet featured interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover, Emily Fragos, Robert Olen Butler, and Joan Wickersham. Payment, upon publication, is between $50 and $150 for poems, and between $50 and $250 for short stories or essays. Each author also receives one complimentary copy. For sample content and to submit, go to

Vine Leaves Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Vine Leaves Literary Journal Now Accepting Submissions All Year Round

Deadline: Rolling
Vine Leaves Literary Journal
is now open for vignette submissions on a rolling basis. A vignette is a snapshot in words that focuses on one element, mood, character, setting, or object. We accept prose, poetry, script, and artwork/photography for the cover and/or interior of the issue. All accepted authors/artists will also have the opportunity to have any books they have published considered for review on our Sampling the Wine blog. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit:


Creative Writing Programs & Events

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Anhinga Press Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Anhinga Press November Events

Winner of the 2014 Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry, Robin Beth Schaer, will read with Deborah Landau at the Warehouse in Tallahassee in November. Also, our newest title, When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley by Terese Svoboda will be released November 1. Our new Rick Campbell Chapbook Contest opens for submissions Oct. 15. Learn more:

University of Arizona MFA Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Arizona MFA

Application deadline: January 1, 2016
The University of Arizona is a fully funded program in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, with active encouragement to work across genres. The UA MFA features a world-class faculty, the Poetry Center, Sonora Review, Fairy Tale Review and multiple reading series and professional opportunities. A program at once supportive and demanding, the UA MFA produces graduates who publish in top venues. The UA MFA is located in Tucson, a progressive, inexpensive, and vibrant border town with great food, music, visual culture, and near-by amazing hiking in the Sonoran Desert and Sky Island mountains. 1 January 2016 application deadline.

Lesley University MFA Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Bring Your Writing To The World

Writing is the labor that nourishes you. Crafting sentences, shaping phrases, revising and refining language for your audience—these efforts keep you up at night, or wake you at dawn. At Lesley University, you’ll find a community where you’ll be mentored and challenged by teaching writers who share your passion for literary art. Located in literary Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Creative Writing program is ranked the #4 low-residency MFA program by Poets and Writers. Here, you’ll realize your aspirations in the company of committed authors who, like you, are deeply engaged in their craft and readying their work for publication.

Hamline University MFA Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline

Students in Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs (CWP) are part of a series of outstanding programs in creative writing—undergraduate and graduate—in the heart of a dynamic and rich literary community. CWP students have at their fingertips not only the resources at Hamline—the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing and an award-winning national literary magazine—but the cultural and literary bounty of the Twin Cities.

UMASS Boston MFA Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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MFA Program in Creative Writing at UMASS Boston

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
A selective three-year program that admits approximately five applicants in fiction and poetry each academic year, UMB MFA offers an intense and focused opportunity for students to further their commitment to writing as the center of their professional lives. Through a combination of mentoring by accomplished faculty in a series of creative writing workshops, courses focused on the study of literature, and electives that include the practice of literary editing and the teaching of creative writing, students will have the guidance to develop and shape their work to the full extent of their talent. Our students and graduates publish widely, and find jobs they love.

New York University Paris Workshop Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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NYU Low-Residency MFA Writers Workshop in Paris

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015
The M.F.A. Writers Workshop in Paris invites students to work under the guidance of internationally acclaimed faculty in one of the world’s most inspiring cities. Paris—with its rich literary history and cultural attractions—provides an ideal setting for living the writer’s life. The program offers both freedom and rigor, balancing intense and stimulating ten-day residencies with sustained independent work in the intervals between. Faculty: Chris Adrian, Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, Nathan Englander, John Freeman, Myla Goldberg, Aleksandar Hemon, Katie Kitamura, Meghan O’Rourke, Matthew Rohrer, Helen Schulman, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss, Colson Whitehead, and Deborah Landau (Director).

Western State Colorado University MFA Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Writing at Western State Colorado University

Western State Colorado University offers a 25-month low-residency MFA and a 13-month low-residency MA and Certificate in Publishing. Academic concentrations are Genre Fiction, Screenwriting (Film & TV), and Poetry. All programs focus on craft and include both manuscript review and rigorous study of genre. Intensives take place each July in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and include attendance at our national conference, Writing the Rockies. Contact program director: Dr. David J. Rothman, . 970.943.2058.


New and Featured Titles

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Wolsak and Wynn Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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A look behind the Scenes

From Catherine Owen's contrary, but thoughtful, look at the grass roots of poetry to Jenna Butler's lyric essays on the importance of small farms, Wolsak and Wynn titles pull the curtain back on our world's ideas. These are books that ask difficult questions, written beautifully, that work well in classrooms or on your bedside table.

Atticus Books Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Textbook Educates Students on History and Reality of Literary Magazine Publishing

Paper Dreams brings together a conversation that has lit a rhetorical fire under editors and writers since the onset of print and the E-revolution. This rich, collective history of an evolving medium—from micro-run letterpress examples to digital-only platforms—illustrates the significance of a longstanding creative pillar and cultural linchpin of American society: the literary magazine. Literary Nonfiction/Anthology, 416 pages, 7 x 10 in, Trade Paperback Original, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-9840405-7-5. Educators interested in using the text for classroom instruction are welcome to contact Atticus Books for a free desk copy. To order copies for your university bookstore/classroom, please contact distributor Itasca Books, 1-800-901-3480 x118, .


Writing Contests

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Cutthroat Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Cutthroat Literary Awards - over $4500 in prizes

Deadline: October 15, 2015
Be sure to enter Cutthroat's renowned literary awards: The Joy Harjo Poetry Award, The Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award, and the Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction Award. $1250 First Place, $250 Second Place, and Honorable Mention are all published in Cutthroat 20: The Best of Cutthroat, which will be showcased at the AWP Conference in L.A. Final Judges are: Natalie Diaz (Poetry), Stuart Dybek (Short Story), and Nick Flynn (Creative Nonfiction). $18 reading fee. Submit online or by mail. Go to for full guidelines. Questions, call 970-903-7914.

Colorado Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry

Deadline: January 14, 2016
2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry: $2,000 honorarium and book publication: Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2016. $25 reading fee (add $3 to submit online) includes subscription to Colorado Review. Final judge is Tyrone Williams; 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 or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.

Press 53 Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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2016 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Deadline: December 31, 2015
Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, quarter-page ad with author photo in Poets & Writers Magazine announcing our winner, publication of winning short story collection. To enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1 – December 31, 2015. Press 53 founder and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced no later than May 1, 2016; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2016. Complete details at

Baltimore Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Baltimore Review Winter 2016 Contest

Deadline: November 30, 2015
The Baltimore Review is now accepting entries for its Winter 2016 Contest. The theme is “Health.” Why? You’re obsessed with your health. Admit it. Entries accepted in poetry, fiction, and CNF categories. Three winners—$500, $200, and $100 prizes—will be selected from among all categories. All entries are considered for paid publication. Contributors’ work is published both online and in our annual print compilation. 3,000 word limit for prose contest submissions, limit of 1-3 poems. Entry fee: $10. Final judge: Joanna Pearson, MD (physician and poet). Complete guidelines can be found at: Also considering non-contest, non-theme submissions.

Bauhan Publishing Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Bauhan Publishing introduces a new prize! The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize.

Deadline: January 15, 2016
The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize will be awarded for a book-length collection of nonfiction essays. These essays can take any form: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account etc., as long as they have not been previously published as a collection. The winner will receive $1,000, publication, 100 copies of the published book along with distribution with our fall titles. Our judge will be Alice B. Fogel, the current New Hampshire Poet Laureate and award-winning author, poet, and teacher. Submission guidelines are available on our website: or submit your manuscript through Submittable:

december Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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december: Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

Deadline: December 15, 2015
december magazine
's 2016 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize opens for entries on Oct. 1. Judge is Marge Piercy. $1,500 for first place, $500 for honorable mention, all finalists will be published in Vol. 27.1, Spring 2016. Submit up to three poems per entry. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue. See guidelines at

Diode Editions Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Diode Editions Chapbook Contest

Deadline: January 15, 2016
The winning chapbook(s) will be perfect bound, and will have an ISBN number. The first place winner will receive $250.00, 25 author copies, and select poems from the chapbook will appear in diode poetry journal. If we publish more than one chapbook, the additional winner(s) will receive 25 author copies, and select poems will appear in diode poetry journal. If the winner(s) can attend AWP, they will have an opportunity to participate in an off-site reading, and also in signing sessions at the diode poetry journal/Diode Editions booth.

The Masters Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Fall Fiction - $2000 and Publicaton Judged by Jeff VanderMeer

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015
Best. Judges. Ever. Award-winning authors and editors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer will select the best piece of fiction under 7000 words for publication and $2000 award. Second and third place winners will receive $200 and $100 respectively as well as publication. All winners will receive a letter from Jeff VanderMeer about why their story was chosen. 15 finalists will be recognized. Deadline: Oct 31. Guidelines: 7000 word count limit · fiction · multiple and simultaneous submissions allowed · $20 entry fee · international submissions allowed. Winners announced Dec 1.

The Fiddlehead Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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The Fiddlehead's 25th Annual Contest - Poetry and Short Fiction

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
Tell it Slant! Enter The Fiddlehead’s 25th annual contest in poetry and short fiction. Prizes: $2000 CAD for the winners + publication payment; $250 CAD for the honourable mentions + publication payment. Entry fee: $30 for Canadian residents/$36 all others. Postmark Deadline: 1 December 2015. Visit for more details. We are also offering a special subscription rate for Creative Writing faculty & students! Subscribe now to The Fiddlehead and save an additional 25%! Click on the image to access the .pdf order form. But hurry—this special offer ends December 31, 2015.

Glimmer Train Stories Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award: Deadline October 31

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015
Open to all writers for short stories with a word count under 3000. 1st place receives $1500, publication in Glimmer Train, and twenty copies. 2nd/3rd: $500/$300, and consideration for publication. Results announced January 1. One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies. Submit online at

North American Review Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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James Hearst Poetry Prize

Deadline: October 31, 2015
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 Jane Hirshfield. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to North American Review. For full contest guidelines, visit If you have questions, email or call (319) 273-6455.

PRISM International Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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PRISM International

Deadline: November; January
PRISM international
is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications. PRISM has a total of three contests: the Creative Non-Fiction, Short Fiction, and Poetry contests, open to all. All contests: Each entry includes a one-year subscription or subscription extension for PRISM International, beginning with the contest issue (Spring 2016 for Non-Fiction and Summer 2016 for Fiction/Poetry).

Livingston Press Fall 2015 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.

Tavern Books Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Tavern Books Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
Tavern Books seeks submissions of new, full-length poetry manuscripts for the Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. Open to all female poets 40 years of age and younger who are US citizens, regardless of publication history. Selected author receives a $1,000 book sales advance, paperback and hardcover publication in the Tavern Books catalog, national distribution, and a close working relationship with the editorial staff. We strive to publish multiple books by our authors. Submissions must be postmarked between October 1, 2015, and January 15, 2016. Selection announced in June 2016; January 2017 publication date. $25 reading fee. Submission guidelines:

Truman State University Press Fall 2015 LitPak flier

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Truman State University Press

TSUP’s literature publications include poetry in the New Odyssey Series, a Contemporary Nonfiction Series, and a literary journal, the Chariton Review. The Press is known for the T. S. Eliot Prize, an annual award offered since 1997, for the best collection of poetry in English and named in honor of native Missourian T. S. Eliot. The Press also sponsors an annual short fiction prize. Submissions for the Chariton Review, the Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize, and the T. S. Eliot Prize are now being accepted. For more information, visit our website at


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