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NewPages Spring 2015 LitPak
Browse fliers for calls for submissions, conferences and MFA programs, writing contests, new issue announcements, classroom adoptions, special subscription offers, and more! Please feel free to print, post, and share the fliers.
Calls for Submissions
Call for Submissions: Migration
Deadline: September 15, 2015
The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its Fall/Winter 2015 double issue with a special focus on Migration. Literal and figurative translations of the theme welcome. Not only flight, but also movement; not only movement, but also kinetics; not only kinetics, but also conflict; not only conflict, but also arrival; not only arrival, but also immersion. Dare to be topical, but also sincere. Microbiology, Animalia, suburbia, electronica, strata-relocate, dislocate, elocute. Deadline September 15, 2015, or until the issue fills. Note the call in a cover letter, but otherwise, follow the appropriate guidelines: thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu/submissions.htm.
Cherry Tree wants your best work!
Deadline: October 15, 2015
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. We are open for submissions August 15-October 15 via Submittable: cherrytree.submittable.com/submit.
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction Seeking Submissions!
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Published twice annually by Michigan State University Press, Fourth Genre is a literary journal that explores the boundaries of contemporary and creative nonfiction. Personal essays are welcome—including nature, environmental, and travel essays—as well as memoirs, personal critical essays, and literary journalism. We are also interested in queries for interviews and for reviews of current books. General Submissions: Accepted August 15-November 30. Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize: $1000 prize, reading period: January 1-March 31. The 2015 judge is Kate Carroll de Gutes. Please visit www.msupress.org/journals/fg for more information and complete submission requirements.
Conferences & Programs
2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference // May 22-24
Registration deadline: May 20, 2015
May 22-24, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA
Three days dedicated to the art and craft of memoir, magazine writing, personal essays, and more. Join us in Pittsburgh this spring for the 3rd annual Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference! Agents and editors from Slate, BuzzFeed, the Washington Post, Brevity, and CNF will help you learn how to find your voice, craft compelling true stories in the first person, and get published. www.creativenonfiction.org/conference.
CUTTHROAT Online Writing Mentorship
Four Week One-On-One Mentorships in poetry, short story, memoir, essay, mixed genre, and flash fiction are $1000. Participant and mentor will Skype and/or email two sessions per week for four weeks. Participants will receive detailed feedback about their work. We offer Six Week Intensive Full Manuscript Evaluations in Poetry, Poetry-In-Translation, Memoir, Short Fiction, the Novel, Screenwriting, and Essay for $2000. Master writers include Beth Alvarado, Doug Anderson, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Joy Harjo, Lorian Hemingway, Linda Hogan, Richard Jackson, Patricia Spears Jones, Marilyn Kallett, William Luvaas, Darlin’ Neal, Meg Pokrass, Melissa Prichard, William Pitt Root, Patricia Smith, Pam Uschuk, and Donley Watt. www.cutthroatmag.com
Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshops (June 14-Aug 28, 2015) & 24PearlStreet Online Workshops (year-round)
The Fine Arts Work Center offers inspiring year-round writing workshops. Work with renowned Summer Program Workshop Faculty to develop your craft within a supportive community of students, faculty, and staff. Our spectacular location at the tip of Cape Cod’s spiral is the perfect place to escape the routine of everyday life. Here is the time and space to concentrate on what truly matters—your creative work. 24PearlStreet Workshops offer an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized writers. Focus on doing your best work under the guidance of exceptional faculty, no matter where you are or what your schedule. fawc.org
The Frost Place: Poetry Conferences at Robert Frost's Former Home
Application deadline: Rolling
June 21-25, July 12-18, August 2-8; The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
The Frost Place’s Summer Poetry Programs offer many ways to immerse oneself in poetry at Robert Frost’s former home in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Conference on Poetry and Teaching—June 21–25, 2015—Classroom teachers and highly skilled poet/teachers share time-tested approaches to making poetry an essential element of the classroom. Both graduate credit and CEUs are available. Conference on Poetry—July 12–18, 2015—"an intensive poetry camp" with writers who are committed to the craft of writing poetry
Poetry Seminar—August 2–8, 2015—small group setting, one-on-one faculty meetings, a dynamic and supportive environment. www.frostplace.org
Hollins University Jackson Center for Creative Writing
Application deadline: January 6, 2016
Over fifty years of achievement in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Talented faculty. Visiting writers. Writer-in-Residence. Graduate Assistantships, Teaching Fellowships, and Scholarships. For more information, www.hollins.edu/jackson-center-for-creative-writing/.
Join A Vibrant Literary Community in the San Francisco Bay Area
Application deadline: Rolling
Claim your voice in an inclusive community of writers and scholars at Mills College. Located in Oakland, California, Mills offers innovative MFA programs in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book art. You’ll work with outstanding faculty committed to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. At Mills, you will grow as a reader, writer, and artist so you can publish your work, perform, teach, or join the dynamic publishing and editing world. Learn more about Mills College at www.mills.edu/english.
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference - June 20-26, 2015
Application deadline: May 1, 2015
"Fantastic – one of the best conferences in the country!” –Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Writers gather beside beautiful Lake Bemidji for intensive weeklong workshops with award-wining faculty: David Gessner, Tayari Jones, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Matt de la Peña, and Joni Tevis. Our Distinguished Visiting Writer is Mark Doty! “The level of engagement the Northwoods Conference allows faculty to have with participants means that we can accomplish an immense amount of quality instruction,” explains Camille Dungy. Fee includes workshops, daily craft-talks, editor/publishing talks, evening readings, events, and meals. Amenities include: manuscript consultations, affordable housing, and recreational activities. Auditor Option deadline: June 10. www.northwoodswriters.org/apply/ Email:
Practice Your Craft along the St. Mary’s River
Deadline: Rolling Admissions
July 12-18, 2015; St. Mary's College of Maryland
The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2015. 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, or just write on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. July 12-18, 2015. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/
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. cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/summer
$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 www.tiferetjournal.com.
2015 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction
Deadline: June 15, 2015
december invites submissions to its Curt Johnson Prose Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction from April 1-June 15. Fiction Judge: Joyce Carol Oates. Nonfiction Judge: Albert Goldbarth. Winners in each category receive $1,500 and publication; Honorable Mentions in each category receive $500 and publication. All finalists considered for publication. Original, unpublished work only; 8,000 word limit. $20 entry fee includes copy of awards issue. Please go to decembermag.org/december-awards/ for contest guidelines and to submit your work online.
2015 Emerging Writers Contest
Deadline: August 15, 2015
Fiction and poetry entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Contest. Please review our guidelines and other information by visiting our website or southernwriters.submittable.com/submit. To receive updates on this year's Symposium, Join us on Twitter @WriteSouth.
$5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30th. The series and prize are named for and operated to honor the cofounder and longtime director of the press, Miller Williams. The series is edited by Billy Collins. For more information visit www.uapress.com.
$6,000 in Prizes with the Nimrod Literary Awards
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015
The 37th Annual Nimrod Literary Awards are now open! Submit to The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with first prizes of $2,000 and publication, and second prizes of $1,000 and publication. All finalists will be considered for publication. For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one short story, 7,500 words maximum. Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription to Nimrod. For more information and complete submission guidelines, visit www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.
The Briar Cliff Review Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Contest
Deadline: November 1, 2015
$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. www.bcreview.org.
The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest
Deadline: May 1, 2015
The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest is open for submissions. Winner receives $500, publication in the next print edition, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. This year’s judge is Amelia Gray, author of Gutshot, Threats, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM. May 1st deadline. $15 entry fee includes free digital download of the next issue. Guidelines available at coniumreview.com/contests/.
Glimmer Train's May Short Story Award for New Writers
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation >5000. First places wins $1500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories. Second/third win $500/$300 and consideration for publication. Results announced on August 1. Held quarterly. All four of last year's winning pieces were their authors' first fiction in print. www.glimmertrain.com
The MacGuffin's Poet Hunt Contest Begins April 1!
Deadline: June 3, 2015
The MacGuffin is once again on the hunt for the best poems we can find! Our 20th National Poet Hunt Contest runs from April 1 to June 3. This year, we’re bringing in poet Laura Kasischke to be our guest judge. To enter, please send three unpublished poems (without author info) along with a check/money order for $15, payable to Schoolcraft College, and an index card with your Poem Titles, Author Name, and Contact Info. For full rules, please see www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin or email . Mail all entries to: The MacGuffin Poet Hunt • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152-2696.
Mercer University Press Book Awards & Literary Titles of Interest
Deadline: June 30, annually
Established in 1979, Mercer University Press has published more than 1400 books in the genres of Literary Fiction, Poetry, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, Southern Studies, History, Civil War History, African American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Biography & Memoir, and Religion. Publishing authors from across the United States and abroad, the Press focuses on topics related to the culture of the South. In 2010, MUP established three named book awards in the areas of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Announced each December, the winning manuscripts receive a $500 advance and book contract, with a publication date 15-18 months later. See flyer for details. www.mupress.org
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. www.rattle.com
Robert Watson Literary Awards
Deadline: September 15, 2015
Submit up to 25 pages for fiction, up to 10 pages for poetry. $15 entry fee. All entries receive a 1-year subscription to The Greensboro Review. Winner in each genre receives $1000 and publication in the Spring Issue. Submit online: greensbororeview.submittable.com/submit.
Submit now to Epiphany Magazine's Chapbook Competition
Deadline: April 20, 2015
Reading Fee: $6 per submission. Fiction (judged by Luis Jaramillo), poetry (judged by Katie Peterson), literary nonfiction (judged by Kristin Dombek), and graphic literature (judged by Lydia Conklin) accepted. For fiction, nonfiction, and graphic lit: total of 5k-10k words, double-spaced, 12pt font. You can submit a single story or several stories within that limit to be published as a whole. Graphic lit entries must be black and white illustrations only. For poetry: one poem per page, total page count should not exceed 20 pages. All poems should be unpublished. All poetry forms are acceptable and welcome. Award: Publication, cash prize in each genre, and 5 contributor copies. epiphanyzine.com/submit.html
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. www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu
Third Annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
$1000 and publication in The Georgia Review will be awarded for a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online. Period opens 1 April, and all entries must be postmarked or submitted online by 15 May. Please submit one to three poems, with an overall page limit of ten. The Georgia Review editors will judge. All poems will be considered for publication; any selected will be paid our regular poetry honorarium of $4 per line. Late entries will not be considered, nor will simultaneously submitted work. garev.uga.edu/submissions.html
Subscriptions & Classroom Adoptions
Antioch Review Subscription Special Offer
Deadline: July 1, 2015
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. antiochreview.org
Booth 8, Spring 2015
The new print issue of Booth features extended conversations with Jonathan Franzen and D. Nurkse, as well as fiction from LaTanya McQueen and James Brubaker, nonfiction from John McNally and Charles McLeod, and poetry from Jennifer Jackson Berry, Ellen Kombiyil and more. More info at booth.butler.edu.
Celebrate with the Gettysburg Review
The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, more than one hundred short stories, poems, and essays first published in our journal have been reprinted in the various prize anthologies or have reappeared in such esteemed publications as Harper’s. Contributors include such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow and Rita Dove, as well as emerging artists such as Ginger Strand and Kellie Wells. Don’t you think it’s time you checked out The Gettysburg Review to see what you’ve been missing? With incredible discounted rates, this is the perfect time. www.gettysburgreview.com
Cimarron Now Offering Discounted Classroom Sets
Cimarron Review is happy to announce the discounted sale of Cimarron Review back issues for use in the creative writing classroom. Check out our website, cimarronreview.com and click "subscribe" to purchase 20 copies for only five dollars. While you're at it, become a subscriber and read a whole year's worth of the nation's most provocative poetry and fiction. Cimarron Review: since 1967.
Lalitamba 2015 Preview Copies Now Available
Lalitamba 2015 features Keir Weimer’s account of a day in the life behind bars, K. Prasad Kumariya’s tale of a modern day miracle in Haridwar, Dian Duchin Reed’s translations from the Tao Te Ching, and T. A. Hunley’s essay about breaking the glass silence of sexual abuse. Lalitamba is a forum for the expression and discovery of truth. The name Lalitamba means Divine Mother. The journal was founded in 2003 after a pilgrimage through India. www.lalitamba.com
Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing
Published twice a year since 1989 by the University of Hawai‘i Press, Manoa brings the best writing from Asia, Oceania, and North America to English-language audiences. Manoa has also published issues on reconciliation, freedom, and the consequences of war. American authors include Naomi Shihab Nye, Arthur Sze, Gary Snyder, W.S. Merwin, Barry Lopez, Jane Hirshfeld, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Manoa has been recognized for excellence by Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Find the journal online at manoajournal.hawaii.edu, facebook.com/pages/MANOA-Journal/119651641306, and twitter.com/manoajournal.
Phantom Drift AWP Special Discount
Deadline: May 31, 2015
Phantom Drift is one of the few literary journals in the United States focused on fabulist writing. We aim to nurture the literature of fabulism, the fantastic, and the surreal by publishing an appealing, top-quality literary journal featuring short stories, poetry and commentary by established, emerging and new writers from the U.S. and abroad. AWP Special Discounts through May, 2015: Buy Issues 1 – 4 for 33% discount, $40, or any single issue or preorder Issue 5 for 20% discount (media book US only included). Open submissions January 1 – March 31. We charge no reading fees. More information at www.phantomdrift.org.
Special Fiddlehead subscription price for Creative Writing students and faculty!
Deadline: July 1, 2015
The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada's International Literary Journal, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and as part of the celebration we are offering subscriptions at 25% off to Creative Writing faculty and students. This special deal is good until July 1st, so download the flier and get a great subscription to a great lit mag at a great price! And once you’ve started reading The Fiddlehead, we know that you’ll want to be part of its literary tradition as well. So check out our submission guidelines (found on the second page of our flier) and mail your best work to us. www.thefiddlehead.ca
The Witness "Trans/lation" Issue Now Available
The Witness 2015 print issue is now available, featuring an exclusive excerpt from My Struggle: Book Four by Karl Ove Knausgaard, a new translation of Arthur Rimbaud by Donald Revell, fiction by Stephan Eirik Clark and Peter Orner, poetry by Jehanne Dubrow, nonfiction by Michael Martone, and much more. Order online at witnessmag.org or drop by AWP booth 1215. www.witnessmag.org