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NewPages Fall 2014 LitPak

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Zymbol LitPak flier

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Call for Submissions: Special Double Issue of Zymbol

Deadline: January 15, 2015
Zymbol is now accepting submissions for a special double issue of symbolist and surrealist-inspired work. Find yourself amongst sprawling full-color artwork and genre-bending experimental writing. This issue will have a full complement of digital features on our website, We welcome submissions of art, writing, and multimedia from voices both new and established.

The Fiddlehead LitPak flier

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Special Subscription Rate for Creative Writing Faculty & Students

Subscribe now to The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Magazine, and save an additional 25%! Click on the image to access the .pdf order form. But hurry—this special offer ends January 31, 2015.
Make your next move! Enter The Fiddlehead’s 24th annual contest in poetry and short fiction. Prizes: $2000 CAD for the winners + publication payment and $250 CAD for the honourable mentions + publication payment. Entry fee: $30 for Canadian residents/$36 all others. Postmark Deadline: 1 December 2014. Visit for more details.

Perfume River Poetry Review LitPak flier

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Perfume River Poetry Review Calls for your Nightmares!

Deadline: December 31, 2014
Perfume River Poetry Review is seeking submissions for our third issue on the theme of “Night Terrors.” Send us poetry about your fears of the dark, what keeps you up at night, be it dreams, ghost stories, or a living nightmare from which you cannot wake. Our reading period is September 15 to December 31, 2014. This issue will also feature our Tourane Poetry Prize with a first prize of $200. For complete submission information, please go to our website: And while you are there, enjoy a free electronic copy of our latest issue.

Story LitPak flier

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Introducing Story

Story is a double-sided, biannual magazine devoted to the complex and diverse world of narrative. The editors are not only interested in short fiction, but instead innovative, human stories in any shape or form and from as diverse a population as possible—mathematics, narrative poetry, musical notation, graphic design, you name it. Story is also very much interested in research, essays, and interviews about how stories work to define and complicate our world. Each issue focuses on a single theme (e.g. Monsters, Technology, etc.), and the two-sided nature of the publication functions to multiply the thematic reach of each offering. Story is published by York College of Pennsylvania with the help of a diverse, international masthead.

North American Review LitPak flier

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2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize

Deadline: October 31, 2014
The North American Review is now accepting submissions for the 2015 James Hearst Poetry Prize. Deadline is October 31st, 2014. First prize: $1,000; Second prize: $100; Third prize: $50. Our 2015 judge is writer D.A. Powell. All entries receive a one-year subscription with the $20 entry fee. For a complete set of rules of rules and tips, visit Questions? Email us at or visit us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@NorthAmerReview).

Berkeley Poetry Review LitPak flier

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Berkeley Poetry Review Call for Submissions

Deadline: February 1, 2015
Submissions for our 45th issue are now open! Please read our guidelines at before submitting. While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it our way.

Tupelo Press LitPak flier

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Superb New Anthologies from Tupelo Press

In our time of multi-directional internationalism, Tupelo Press celebrates the ways literary arts crisscross all borders. In our expanding series of new poetry translations and anthologies from around the globe, works are presented by translators and editors who are themselves excellent poets. In Another English, acclaimed poets from around the world select poems from their countries of origin to share with a wider audience. New Cathay is the most up-to-date anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry, and Gossip & Metaphysics is the first anthology in English dedicated to the poetics of the great generation of Russian modernists.

Hamilton Stone Editions LitPak flier

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Hamilton Stone Editions & the Hamilton Stone Review

Deadlines: August and January
Hamilton Stone Editions and The Hamilton Stone Review publish literary and experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Our authors include prize winning and much-published artists like Jim Cervantes, Edith Konecky, Jane Lazarre, Miguel Ortiz, Carole Rosenthal, Harriet Rzetelny, and Meredith Sue Willis. The Press publishes reprints of critically praised fiction and poetry as well as original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. See the catalog at The highly praised online literary journal, The Hamilton Stone Review, can be read at There are two open reading periods, summer and winter. For details, go to

The Intentional LitPak flier

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The Intentional Quarterly is now accepting submissions for themed issues

Deadline: Rolling
The Intentional Quarterly is a print literary magazine dedicated to emerging writers and to the exploration of identity and purpose. We consider fiction, poetry, literary journalism, creative nonfiction and memoir, and the occasional interview or review. We are currently seeking submissions for upcoming themed issues: Hustle, Vows & Commitments, Displacement, and Gray Area. Visit for more information on the submissions process. Program directors, e-mail with your mailing address to receive your complimentary copy.

Litmus PRess LitPak flier

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New & Forthcoming Titles from Litmus Press

Aufgabe 13: The last issue of our annual journal poetry featuring poetry in translation from India, from 7 Indian languages, guest edited by Biswamit Dwibedy & a special section of poetry originally published in the Moroccan journal Souffles. Now Available: Towards the Primeval Lightning Field Essays by Will Alexander, Lazy Suzie Photos & text by Suzanne Doppelt, translated by Cole Swensen, and Dead Youth, or, The Leaks A play by Joyelle McSweeney, 2013 winner, Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers. Distributed through Small Press Distribution:

Creative Nonfiction LitPak flier

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True Stories, Well Told

from the first 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction Magazine

Edited by Lee Gutkind, Hattie Fletcher
In Fact Books, August 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1-937163-16-7
Paperback: 342pp; $15.95
Creative nonfiction is the literary equivalent of jazz: it’s a rich mix of flavors, ideas, voices, and techniques—some newly invented, and others as old as writing itself. This collection of 20 unforgettable nonfiction narratives is as diverse as the genre Creative Nonfiction magazine has helped popularize. Contributions by Toi Derricotte, Brian Doyle, Carolyn Forché, Caitlin Horrocks, Harrison Scott Key, and others draw inspiration from topics ranging from butterflies to baseball, and from sustainable farming to fatherhood. Plus, Creative Nonfiction’s founding editor offers his unique perspective on the evolution of the genre and the heartbreaks and rewards of literary publishing.

Livingston Press LitPak flier

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Tartt First Fiction Award, Livingston Press

Deadline: December 31, 2014
Last Year's Tartt winner was Pat Mayer's Two Legs, Bad. Runner-up Armond Beaudreaux's That He May Raise will also be published. 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.

Sasquatch Books LitPak flier

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Your Life is a Book: Craft and Publish Your Memoir

On sale October 14, 2014
Everyone has a story to tell. Your Life is a Book guides aspiring writers through the transformative process of memoir writing. Explore the unique elements of crafting a memoir—story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not the beginning!)—with accomplished memoirist and writing teacher Brenda Peterson and successful New York City literary agent Sarah Jane Freymann. Whether you’re writing to leave a legacy or to publish, Your Life is a Book offers practical and inspiring support to help you skillfully tell your life story. Available wherever books are sold—click here for more information.

Atticus Books LitPak flier

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Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine

An up-to-date, comprehensive resource for the vast creative writing community—from publishers, editors, writers and students to educators, booksellers and librarians, Paper Dreams is a living testament to the resilience of the imagination, both on paper and off. Paper Dreams brings together a conversation that has lit a rhetorical fire under editors, writers and readers since the onset of print and the E-revolution: how the literary magazine form has proven its mettle through inventive grassroots resourcefulness.
“[ A ] history and a how-to that illuminates the influence, delights, problems, and engaging idiosyncrasies of these important magazines in American literary culture.” –Publishers Weekly

St. Petersburg Review LitPak flier

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St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2015
St. Petersburg Review is an independent, international, nonprofit, annual review of contemporary literature that seeks to foster and promote global connections and affinities through the annual publication of quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama from all countries. Our poetry contest, which has a 5% or better publication rate, will be accepting submissions September 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015. Visit for complete information on the contest and other SPR activities.

Missouri Review LitPak flier

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The Editors' Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Online/Postmark deadline: October 1, 2014
Enter the 24th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry! Winners in each genre will receive $5000, publication in the spring 2015 issue of The Missouri Review, and brought to Columbia, Missouri, for a reading and reception. Please submit no more than 25 typed, double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages in total. Each story, essay, or group of poems constitutes one entry. The entry fee is $20, which entitles the entrant to a one-year subscription. Entries must be previously unpublished and will not be returned. Winners will be announced in January 2015.

Antioch Review LitPak flier

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Antioch Review Subscription Special

Deadline: December 15, 2014
Subscribe to The Antioch Review for one year and receive six issues instead of four. Indicate “NewPages offer” with your subscription request, either by mail or in the “Comments” section of the online subscription form.

Colorado Review LitPak flier

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2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry: Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 14, 2015
$2,000 honorarium and book publication. Submit book-length collection of poems by January 14, 2015. Final judge is Laura Kasischke. The $25 entry fee includes one-year subscription to Colorado Review. Obtain complete guidelines by sending SASE or visiting website. Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.

Epiphany LitPak flier

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Pulitzer, Nobel, National Book Award, Pushcart, BASS

Subscription deadline: November 1, 2014
These award winners have all published in Epiphany. To see why subscribe at before November 1st and we will extend your subscription for one year. That's four issues for $20.00.

Gargoyle LitPak flier

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New Issue of Gargoyle

Number 61 features great selections of nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and graphics from a number of writers including Carrie Addington, Mary Bargteil, Jose Padua, Samina Najmi, Linda Blaskey, Candance Black, Rafael Alvarez, Debra Booth, Trevor Dodge, Paula Bonnell, Rich Boucher, Judith Bowles, Wayne Karlin, Nathan Leslie, Joan Colby, Kelly Davio, Amelie Olaiz, Gary Fincke, Jim Gross, David A. Taylor, Sally Toner, Piotr Gwiazda, Gregg Shapiro, Stuart Ross, Rose Solari, Basil White, Gregg Wilhelm, Shangrila Willy, Pamela Murray Winters, Bill Yarrow, Theodora Ziolkowski, and many, many more.

Truman State University Press LitPak flier

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T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry & The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry: annual award for the best unpublished book-length poetry collection in English. The winner receives $2,000 and publication of the collection.  All entrants receive an electronic or print edition of the winning book. Reading fee: $25. The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize: annual award for the best unpublished short fiction, any theme up to 5,000 words in English. The winner receives $500, and two or three finalists receive $200 each; the winning stories will be published in The Chariton Review.  All U.S. entrants receive a copy of the prize issue. Reading fee: $20.

Penn State University Press LitPak flier

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The Best in Creative Nonfiction from Penn State Press
“Reading Leslie Stainton’s Staging Ground is like having a front-row seat at a thrilling epic drama. . . . This book is great theater—immediate, engrossing, cathartic.”—Helen Sheehy, author of Eleonora Duse: A Biography
“Intertwining history, literature, and lived experience in a very particular place [Here and There] joins a new chorus of counterstatements to the twenty-first-century mantra of global sameness. A skillful scholar and writer and a native of the region, Conlogue has created a model work of ‘narrative scholarship’ and ‘practical reading.’”—Scott Slovic, University of Idaho, author of Going Away to Think

PRISM International LitPak flier

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PRISM international's Writing Contests 2014/15

Deadlines: November 21, 2014; January 23, 2015
PRISM international's annual writing contests are open! There's $6,000 in prizes over three categories: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry. Creative Nonfiction is judged by Charles Demers, and the deadline for entry is November 21st, 2014. Fiction is judged by Marina Endicott, and Poetry is judged by Ken Babstock. The deadline for entry for both Fiction and Poetry is January 23rd, 2015. All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and entry fee includes a one-year subscription or renewal to PRISM international. If you have any questions, please contact or visit our website. Entries can be submitted via or by mail.

RHINO LitPak flier

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Open for Submissions: RHINO Founders' Prize for Poetry

Deadline: October 31, 2014
RHINO, an award-winning annual print journal, is accepting submissions September 1 - October 31 for our 2015 Founders’ Prize. Winner receives $300; two runners-up receive $50; all submissions considered for publication; $10 entry fee for up to 5 poems. We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. Named “one of the best annual collections of poetry you can find” (NewPages), for almost 40 years RHINO has featured stunning work, perfectly bound and visually splendid. For submission guidelines, to purchase a sample copy, and to read and hear poems, visit

Briar Cliff Review LitPak flier

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The Briar Cliff Review Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Contest

$1000 and publication for best unpublished poem, story, and creative nonfiction essay. Submit one story, one essay or three poems with $20. All entrants receive magazine. No manuscripts returned. Contest runs from August 1 - November 1. Name/address on cover sheet ONLY. Open to all writers. SASE required or use Submittable. The Briar Cliff Review Contest, 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City IA 51104.

Eastern Oregon University MFA LitPak flier

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Eastern Oregon University Low Residency MFA

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015
Accepting applications for our June 2015 residency, June 15-27, 2015. Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction and Wilderness Writing workshops, multi-genre craft seminars, panels, visiting writers, student readings and performances. Join writer-mentors David Axelrod, Susan Denning, Justin Hocking, Chris Howell, Carter Sickels, Jodi Varon,and Lidia Yuknavitch for an early summer of intensive work in Northeast Oregon's Grande Ronde Valley. Learn more at

Malahat Review LitPak flier

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A Contest for Every Season

The Malahat Review has a contest for every season and every genre. All contests award $1,000 CAD to one winner in each category, along with publication of his/her work, and interviews appearing on our website and monthly e-newsletter. In November, our Open Season Awards are open to entries in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In February, we hold our biannual Long Poem Prize, with two winners chosen ($1,000 CAD each). In May, unpublished writers can enter our Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction. In August, we hold our annual Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize.

University of Arizona Poetry Center LitPak flier

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UA Poetry Center Summer Residency Contest

Online deadline: December 15, 2014
Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Residency Program has offered writers an opportunity to develop their work. Beginning in Spring 2014, the Poetry Center will award one residency each summer for a poet to spend two weeks in Tucson, Arizona developing his/her work. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply; emerging writers are welcome. The residency includes a $150 stipend per week and a two-week stay in a studio apartment located within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31. Learn more at

University of Guelph MFA LitPak flier

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University of Guelph MFA in Creative Writing

The University of Guelph offers an innovative and intensive two-year MFA in Creative Writing located in Toronto. Defining characteristics include the plenary courses Writers on Writing and Writers in the World, the participation of stellar faculty and a diverse range of writers from Canada and abroad, and a semester-long mentorship with a professional writer. We offer workshops in creative nonfiction, drama, fiction and poetry. Extracurricular programs include panels, master classes, a reading series, and a teaching practicum in downtown Toronto schools. Other links—with literary festivals, Humber College, and Toronto theatres—provide MFA students with extraordinary possibilities for professional development.

Tampa Review LitPak flier

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Tampa Review Prize for Poetry & Danahy Fiction Prize

Deadline: November 30 & Dececember 31
The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry—2,000 & book publication • $25 entry • Deadline December 31; The Danahy Fiction Prize—$1,000 & Tampa Review publication • $20 entry • Deadline November 30. A free subscription to Tampa Review? Yes, that’s right. Every submission to a prize competition receives a complimentary subscription to Tampa Review, the only literary magazine in the U.S. issued in hardback & this year celebrating 50 years of publishing. . . . And just in case you don’t happen to have an unpublished poetry book manuscript or short story on hand to enter, you can still subscribe the good, old-fashioned way. Visit our website for

Western State Colorado University MFA LitPak flier

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Western MFA Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

Deadline: Year-round
Western State Colorado University offers a 25-month low-residency MFA and a 13-month low-residency MA. Intensives take place each July in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and include attendance at our conference, Writing the Rockies. Concentrations are Genre Fiction, Screenwriting (Film & TV), and Poetry with an Emphasis on Versecraft. Western also offers a Certificate in Publishing. We are the new home of THINK, a national journal of poetry and criticism.

London Magazine LitPak flier

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The London Magazine's Short Story Competition 2014: Open Worldwide

Deadline: October 31, 2014
Submit your short stories to the most prestigious literary journal in the UK, home to Raymond Carver, Alison MacLeod, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd plus many more. You could win prizes of £500, £200, and £200 plus publication and the winners will be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2014. This competition runs from 1st September to 31st October with a £10 entry fee. Find out more details about how to enter by visiting our website. This competition is open worldwide.


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