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    Posted April 17, 2019

    borrowed solace is open for fall submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    borrowed solace, an online literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions for its Fall 2019 themed issue corruption. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Submissions are open now and close June 30th. Corruption is a process by which a simple word or well-known expression is changed from its original use and is abused or manipulated into something that it’s not. Corruption is power that rots relationships, it is the gaps between the haves and have-nots, the never-ending struggle for happiness, to belong and much more. You can find our submission guidelines and more about our theme here: borrowedsolace.com/submission-guidelines/.

    Posted April 17, 2019

    Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 9!

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for its first issue of the new year! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com. The author will also receive a token payment. Send us your best: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted April 17, 2019

    THRP Chapbook Contest Deadline Extension

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title THRP Chapbook Contest Deadline Extension
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: May 15, 2019
      The Heartland Review Press 2019 Chapbook Contest winner receives a $500 award and 25 copies. Judge: Clay Matthews. We are not looking for the most publications, but the best short collection of poems. For complete guidelines, go to www.theheartlandreview.com/chapbooks.

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    Posted April 16, 2019

    Fleas on the Dog.com is Itching for Quality Work!

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 16, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Fleas on the Dog.com is itching for quality short fiction and nonfiction for upcoming Issue Three. Fiction includes mainstream, literary, crazy, sci/fi, spec, nano, flash, metafiction, outsider, you name it, we’ll consider it. Nonfiction includes op-eds, essays, articles on any topical topic that raises your hackles or soothes your savage breast. Runs April 16 to June 16. See our guidelines for details: fleasonthedog.com. No fees. PS: If your mother likes your writing we probably won’t.

    Posted April 15, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In 9 years we have published over 380 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in sixteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

    Posted April 15, 2019

    NUNUM Needs Flash Fiction & Art for Summer Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 9, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to NUNUM in 2018. Together we created an innovative space and began our exploration of blending flash fiction and art. Help us continue this story by becoming a part of NUNUM. We are currently reading for NUNUM’s Summer 2019 Issue. Best way to know what we’re looking for is of course to read an issue or two (promise it won’t scar you permanently). Submission deadline is June 9th. Three dollars per submission of either three flash pieces or three pieces of visual art. Multi/simultaneous subs are fine. Contributors are paid $20 upon acceptance. www.nunum.ca

  • Posted April 15, 2019

    2019 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title 2019 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2019
      The Lucille Clifton annual poetry contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of poet great Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her. Submit up to three (3) unpublished poems April 15th through June 15th. A $500 prize along with publication via our website will be awarded. Final Judge: Rickey Laurentiis. Visit website for full guidelines: backbonepress.org/lucille-clifton-prize/.

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  • Posted April 15, 2019

    Ruminate Magazine Announces the 2019 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize!

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/15 (plus 3-day grace period)
    • Big Title Ruminate Magazine Announces the 2019 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2019 (plus a 3-day grace period)
      The prize will be judged by award-winning poet, Craig Santos Perez and is open to all forms of poetry. There are no geographical restrictions. $20 entry fee includes a complimentary digital copy of Ruminate. First place winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. You may submit up to 2 poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each. For complete guidelines, please visit www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/poetry-prize.
      *Ruminate is a nonprofit, contemplative magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.

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  • Posted April 15, 2019

    Bacopa Literary Review 10th Annual Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Bacopa Literary Review 10th Annual Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Midnight May 17, 2019
      Bacopa Literary Review invites submissions until midnight May 17 for our 10th annual contest: no submission fee, $300 First Prize and Honorable Mention in each of six genres: Fiction (250-5000 words of beautiful writing with a story arc), Creative Nonfiction (up to 2500 words grounded in fact, with a moving inner voice), Poetry (1-3 poems that disturb our well-trod patterns of thought), Prose Poetry (up to 250 words at the daring and playful edge of poetry), Haiku (1-3 haiku—your experience of the world on a pinhead), and Mixed Genre (writing that merges, blends, or removes traditional definitions). writersallianceofgainesville.submittable.com/submit

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    Posted April 11, 2019

    Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Book

    Tolsun Books is looking for energetic, full-length manuscripts from diverse authors for our 2020 catalog. We accept anything made from parts: poetry, short stories, flash memoir, hybrids, comics-poetry, photo-essays, micro-plays, and things we've never seen before. We do not accept novels or genre works, and we are not accepting chapbooks, at this time. Submissions are $10. In order to serve the widest community of writers, we will be offering free submissions on the 15th of each month. tolsunbooks.com

    Posted April 11, 2019

    Parhelion Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion Literary Magazine is accepting fiction, flash, nonfiction, poetry, and photography for our summer 2019 issue. We look for strong writing, fresh voices, and compelling characters. Our magazine is growing and we look forward to reading your work! Please review our guidelines before submitting and take a look at what we're publishing. We appreciate it! parhelionliterary.com

    Posted April 11, 2019

    Voice of Eve Accepting Women's Poetry and Art

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Voice of Eve is a magazine dedicated to women's poetry and artwork. We celebrate women, their spirit, and their expression through art. Please read guidelines at www.voiceofeve.net/submissions before submitting. We look forward to seeing your most beautiful and precious work.

  • Posted April 11, 2019

    8th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

    • Blurb

      June 23-29, 2019; St. Mary's College of Maryland
      Appication Deadline: Rolling Admissions
      The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is now accepting applications for summer 2019. 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. Explore our unique opportunities: course credit for college students, graduate credit for teachers, one-on-one meetings with publishing professionals, and a youth workshop for high schoolers. In your free time, enjoy our waterfront campus by kayak or paddleboard. Sunsets worth writing about! go.smcm.edu/cwc

  • Posted April 10, 2019

    Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

    • Blurb

      Find Your Audience. Cultivate inspiring relationships with fellow-writers at Lesley’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. You’ll stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a capital of creative culture—during your 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. 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 pieces 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. Learn more: lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program.

    Posted April 10, 2019

    Random Sample Review Seeks Writing and Art Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 10, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Random Sample Review, an online literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions for its Summer 2019 issue. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and hybrids. Keep in mind that we are currently short on work written by POC, women, LBTQ folks, and people with disabilities and are particularly interested in seeing work from these communities. For everyone else, please do not let this deter you from submitting. We want your work, too! To be considered for our Summer issue, please submit by June 10th. All other submissions will be considered for our Winter 2020 issue. You can find our submission guidelines here: randomsamplereview.com/submit/.

    Posted April 10, 2019

    Ninth Letter 2019 Literary Awards

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/10/19
    • Big Title Ninth Letter 2019 Literary Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 26, 2019
      Ninth Letter is accepting entries from March 4, 2019 to April 26, 2019 for our Literary Awards in three categories: Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction. The winner selected in each category will receive a $1000 prize and publication in our Fall/Winter 2019-20 issue (vol. 16, no. 2). Fiction Judge: Kristen Arnett, Poetry Judge: R. A Villanueva, Creative Nonfiction Judge: Anna Leahy. The fee for entering each of the three categories will be $17, and all entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Ninth Letter. For complete guidelines and to submit, visit ninthletteronline.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted April 8, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted April 8, 2019

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 7 Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline:Rolling
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Now reading for Volume Seven. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted April 8, 2019

    The MacGuffin is Now Open for Summer and Fall!

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The MacGuffin is currently looking for poetry, prose, and fine art to include in our upcoming Summer and Fall 2019 issues. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got robbed at water gunpoint. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back. We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

    Posted April 8, 2019

    Pembroke Magazine Accepting Submissions for Issue 52 (2020)

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Pembroke Magazine reads submissions for its annual issue during two periods: Spring (January 1 - April 30) and Fall (September 1 - December 31). Most editorial decisions occur in April/May and December/January. Issue 52 will be published in March 2020. We look for fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in a range of styles. Order the current and back issues at www.pembrokemagazine.com to get a sense of our aesthetic.

  • Posted April 8, 2019

    Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Carve Magazine Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2019
      Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open April 1 - May 15. Accepting submissions from all over the world, but story must be in English. Max 10,000 words. Prizes: $1,500, $500, $250, + 2 Editor's Choice $125 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2019 issue and reviewed by lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online/$15 mailed. Guest judge Claire Fuller. www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest

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    Posted April 4, 2019

    Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking and accepting new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart, your fears and reconciliations. Send that good human stuff our way. We nominate for Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted April 4, 2019

    Take Your Writing to the Next Level

    • Blurb

      Hofstra University offers the MFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in fiction, poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction, and now the MFA in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish. Located just 25 miles east of New York City, Hofstra allows students to pursue a curriculum that is guided by a diverse and distinguished faculty, and mixes workshops with literature and craft courses. Hofstra also offers two literary journals for your work: AMP (co-sponsored by the MFA program and the Department of English) and Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature & Art (a joint project of Hofstra University’s MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English/Publishing Studies). www.hofstra.edu/mfa

    Posted April 4, 2019

    Otis Nebula Seeks Work By Gen X Writers

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Gen Xers, the last humans to have come of age in pre-digital times, possess a peculiarly essential, even radical perspective. Not only have they managed to avoid the aggressive aspirational tendencies that drive Boomers and Millennials but, as writers, they understand that the freedom to explore and express points-of-view other than those into which they were born is at the core of art in general and literature specifically. For these and other reasons, we’re turning ON into a safe-space specifically for them. Visit our Contribute page to learn more. www.otisnebula.com/otisnebula/contribute.html

  • Posted April 4, 2019

    Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted April 4, 2019

    Interdisciplinary MA in Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University (EMU)

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling
      At EMU, we locate the creative writer’s work along the frontiers of social imaginaries and civic possibilities, while nourishing the development of a rigorous and imaginatively engaged writing. Emphasizing aesthetic risk and social application, our program offers opportunities to explore multiple arts and mixed genres, sound and performance, digital technologies and new media, as well as community-based and collaborative projects, innovative curating, and alternative publishing. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for Fall and Winter. Graduate Assistantship applications for funded positions are due in late January for the following Fall. For more information contact Rob Halpern www.emich.edu/english/programs/creative-writing/

  • Posted April 4, 2019

    2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open

    • Subtitle 2019 Full-length Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/19
    • Big Title 2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2019
      The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1 and closes June 30 (Eastern Time). To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. There is a $30 reading fee to submit. The judges for the 2019 full-length contests are Cornelius Eady (poetry), Aimee Bender (fiction), and Paul Lisicky (nonfiction). www.autumnhouse.org

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  • Posted April 4, 2019

    The 2019 Memoir Magazine #MeToo Nonfiction Essay Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/19
    • Big Title The 2019 Memoir Magazine #MeToo Nonfiction Essay Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      Judge: Tracy Strauss. The winning story will be awarded $500 and publication in Memoir Magazine. Have you or someone you know survived sexual harassment, assault, rape, or abuse? How does it affect your life today? In under 3,000 words, show us how the pain of abuse can affect us as a person, a family, a society. Your essay may be humorous, sad, upsetting, one paragraph or several pages long, but most of all, it should be your untold truth expressed in your unique voice. Open to all writers. Emerging writers, men, and underrepresented voices are encouraged to submit! Visit bit.ly/2C09SUl for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted April 4, 2019

    Tartt First Fiction Award: 13 Years of Winners!

    • Subtitle Tartt First Fiction Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31 (annual)
    • Big Title Tartt First Fiction Award: 13 Years of Winners!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31
      Livingston Press annually awards $1,000 and publication for a collection of short stories. Writers must not have previously published a story collection. There is no entry fee. For complete rules, visit livingstonpress.uwa.edu.

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  • Posted April 4, 2019

    Voices for an Urgent Time

    Speaking to the most urgent issues of our time, including environmental crisis and Indigenous justice, Oskana Poetry and Poetics offers contemporary poetry at its best and probing discussions of poetry's cultural role. www.uofrpress.ca

  • Posted April 4, 2019

    New Poetry Titles from Diode Editions

    New titles from Emilia Phillips, Randall Mann, Jehanne Dubrow, Ricky Ray, KC Trommer, Dorothy Chan, Simone Person, and Philip Metres are available now for preorder from www.diodeeditions.com. Join Diode in Portland at #AWP19 (booth 1020) & the No Fair/Fair (www.nofairfair.com) for book launch signings, offsite readings, & more. See our flier for full event details and locations.

  • Posted April 3, 2019

    Meat for Tea: The Valley Review Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info See website for next reading period.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Submit your best poetry, prose, cartoons, visual art, and recipes to award-winning arts & literary journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, an independent, non-academic affiliated arts & literary journal. www.meatfortea.com

  • Posted April 3, 2019

    Write Creative Nonfiction? Hippocampus has Several Submission & Learning Opps

    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Hippocampus Magazine and Books has several publication and learning opportunities available for writers of creative nonfiction. Here’s a brief overview: New issue 7x/year; monthly articles & reviews. Accepting essay & memoir excerpts (up to 4k words) and flash CNF (up to 1k words) submissions: 3/1-12/31. Annual contest w/ $1000 prize opens May 1; annual theme issue opens in July. Book queries/proposal reading period varies. Guidelines online. Annual conference: Aug. 23-25 in Lancaster, PA. Online (webinar) classes coming soon. Plus, reading panel volunteer and intern opps. www.hippocampusmagazine.com

  • Posted April 3, 2019

    The Art of Protest: Art & Scholarship as Political Resistance

    • Blurb

      Sarah Lawrence College and the Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities will host an intensive workshop for artists and scholars to develop their own practice of activist art. This 10-day residential retreat will take place on the Sarah Lawrence campus from June 13-22. Program faculty include musician Dar Williams, poet Mahogany L. Brown, theatre artist Dana Edell, artist David Birken, writer Brian Morton, and scholar Michelle Slater. Participants will attend daily seminars and workshops, and have time to  create original work. There will be guest artists, evening coffee house events for sharing work, and individual meeting with faculty. Learn more at sarahlawrence.edu/artofprotest.

  • Posted April 3, 2019

    University of San Francisco MFA in Writing Program

    • Blurb

      Our 2 1/2 year program offers students a supportive, intimate, and personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco as an inclusive and diverse 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 opportunities 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/mfa

  • Posted April 3, 2019

    The Fiddlehead’s 2019 Contest Schedules

    • Subtitle 2019 Writing Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline varies
    • Big Title The Fiddlehead’s 2019 Contest Schedules
    • Blurb

      The Fiddlehead’s annual contest is changing and adding a new category, creative nonfiction! Now in its 29th year The Fiddlehead’s contest has been split into three separate contests. First up – the Creative Nonfiction contest, which is open from March 1st to June 1st. Winner receives CAD $2000 + publication payment. Entry fees: First entry (includes a subscription to The Fiddlehead): CAD $30 in Canada; USD $36 outside of Canada. Additional entries $10. Complete guidelines at thefiddlehead.ca/contest. And don’t forget our new contest schedules for Short Fiction (June 1st to September 1st) and Poetry (September 1st to December 1st).

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  • Posted April 3, 2019

    2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest

    • Big Title 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. $500 in prizes awarded to three individual flash pieces. We especially desire entries by women and nonbinary people, people of color and indigenous authors, writers who are lgbtqia+, border-straddling, neuroatypical, disabled, poor, or otherwise marginalized. Send us your best short writing, any form, any content: fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, fragment, experimental, illustrated, wild things! $5 entry fee; free entry available for financial hardship. All entries considered for publication; all entrants receive prize issue. Judged by the editors of Storm Cellar. Full guidelines: stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/72759/.

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  • Posted April 3, 2019

    Nimrod Literary Awards: $6,000 in Prizes

    • Subtitle Nimrod Literary Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/19
    • Big Title Nimrod Literary Awards: $6,000 in Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      Submissions are open for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 and publication, as well as readings at our Awards Ceremony. Finalists and selected semi-finalists will be published and paid at a rate of $10/page. For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one story, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. Email or visit our website for complete rules: nimrod.utulsa.edu.

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  • Posted April 3, 2019

    The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      Our biannual competition is now open for submissions. We want exciting, thought-provoking short stories incorporating a supernatural theme or element. Contemporary magic realism is more than welcome. $1,000 for the winner; two honorable mentions receive $250. Midsummer’s Eve online publication for all three, including a custom illustration by noted British Folk Horror artist Andy Paciorek, plus print anthology publication in Volume II of 21st Century Ghost Stories. (Volume I was published in 2018 by Wyrd Harvest Press of Durham, U.K., and is available for purchase.) 1,500-10,000 words. Deadline: April 30. $20 submission fee. See our website for complete guidelines: www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award

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  • Posted April 3, 2019

    Hack Your Craft with Writers on Writing

    Part inspiration, part advice, part anecdote, these books in University of Regina Press's Writers on Writing series are a breath of fresh air for those seeking the writing life. wwww.uofrpress.ca

  • Posted April 3, 2019

    Still Mightier than the Sword: The Antioch Review

    Our recent issue Includes essays by Carolyn Osborn ("Between the Waters") and Jeffrey Meyers ("Francis King: A Memoir"); fiction by Ali Hosseini "(Magic Island") and Kathleen Ford ("Actions in the Field"); poetry by Bruce Fleming (“Re-reading Anna Karenina . . .”) and newcomer Skylar McGann (“A Boat Lost in Your Sea”) as well as Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s “Black London” (reprint from 1976). John Taylor’s “Vulnerable Paul Valéry Between Poetry and Mathematics” and book reviews (Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession by Alice Bolin and feeld by Jos Charles) bring together the BEST words in the BEST order. review.antiochcollege.org/antioch-review-home

    Posted April 2, 2019

    Phantom Drift is Now Accepting Strange and Fantastic Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Phantom Drift strives to feature writing and art that shatters boundaries and is unafraid to shift shape. Please do peruse our guidelines, visit our submittable page, and submit work that takes us to a milieu where anything can happen. We're accepting work right now through the close of April. www.phantomdrift.org

  • Posted April 2, 2019

    Dignity, Power, & Place in the Caribbean Space

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Often the pivot point of personal, ethnographic, historical, economic, and geographic concerns hinges on dignity: The mother–daughter/father–son motif, the citizen–nation dynamic, or the captive–captor power model in regional and diasporic permutations. Power, whether the love of it, the need for it, or the abuse of it, finds its truths within the embrace of dignity, while the immigrant and the refugee, the ocean and its bounty, technology and its universe—dystopian or realistic—proffer concepts of place. For whether by birth, creation, or adoption, eking out our place is an ongoing Caribbean dialectic. Explore with us! www.thecaribbeanwriter.org

  • Posted April 2, 2019

    UCLA Extension Writers' Program

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      Registration Deadline: Quarterly
      At more than 50 years old, the Writers’ Program is one of the most prestigious creative writing and screenwriting continuing education programs in the nation, offering more than 400 open admissions courses annually. Our courses, programs of study, and services can help every writer go from concept to completion. Working under the guidance of successful writers in a group of supportive peers, students move through courses designed to invigorate writing skills and expand creativity. Whatever goal you have for your writing, we can show you how to achieve it. To learn more, call (310) 825-9415 or visit uclaextension.edu/writersprogram.

  • Posted April 2, 2019

    21st Annual Get Lit! Festival

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      Event Dates: April 22-28, 2019
      Join us in Spokane, Washington April 22nd-28th for the 21st annual Get Lit! Festival. The festival features over 50 authors including Roxane Gay, Kaveh Akbar, Tommy Orange, Leni Zumas, Jess Walter, and Sharma Shields for a week of free and low cost readings, panel discussions, craft classes, and more. Writers interested in participating in next year’s festival are encouraged to submit via getlit.submittable.com/ between April 1 and October 1. For more information about the festival visit www.getlitfestival.org.

  • Posted April 2, 2019

    West Virginia Writers' Workshop: Wild & Wonderful Writing at WVU

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      Application/Registration Deadline: June 14, 2019
      Event Dates: July 18-21, 2019;
      Event Location: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
      Featuring Michele Young-Stone, Natalie Sypolt, Jeff Mann, Sherrie Flick, Renée K. Nicholson, and others. Adding new faculty all spring! Experience the Magic of our Mountains. Be Inspired: start your writers’ journey this summer at WVU. Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Publishing, and more. Are you a student in an undergraduate creative writing program? Learn about WVU’s MFA program and contact the Director for information on special student rates. High school workshop with limited scholarships for West Virginia High School Students. english.wvu.edu/research/west-virginia-writers-workshop

  • Posted April 2, 2019

    Main Street Rag Annual Contests

    • Subtitle Annual Contests
    • Genres Poetry, Art
    • Type Book, Chapbook, Anthology
    • Contest Deadline deadlines vary (see site)
    • Big Title Main Street Rag Annual Contests
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      Main Street Rag offers a variety of publication opportunities, a quarterly literary journal (The Main Street Rag), an annual anthology (Kakalak), and book publication in a variety of genres. We also offer three annual contests that offer publication opportunities for all entries. For the most current information, please visit our website: www.MainStreetRag.com.

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  • Posted April 2, 2019

    2019 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2019 Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
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      Deadline: June 15, 2019
      This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,500 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $750; and a third place cash prize of $500. The winning stories will be published in the Fall print issue of Philadelphia Stories. www.philadelphiastories.org/fiction-contest/

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    Posted April 2, 2019

    Flying South Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Competition ($2,300 Prizes)

    • Subtitle Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Competition
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/19
    • Big Title Flying South Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry Competition ($2,300 Prizes)
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      Deadline: May 31, 2019
      $2,300 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2019, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and each receive $500 cash plus a 2-year subscription to Duotrope.com worth $100. One of the three winners will receive the WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website: www.wswriters.org.

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  • Posted April 2, 2019

    december Magazine Seeks Submissions for 2019 Curt Johnson Prose Awards

    • Subtitle 2019 Curt Johnson Prose Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/19
    • Big Title december Magazine Seeks Submissions for 2019 Curt Johnson Prose Awards
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      Deadline: May 1, 2019
      Now accepting submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction. Judges—Rita Mae Brown (fiction) and Amy Chua (nonfiction). Prizes each genre—$1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention). All finalists will be listed in the 2019 Fall/Winter awards issue. $20 entry fee includes a copy of the awards issue. All submissions considered for publication. Submit one story or essay up to 8,000 words from March 1 to May 1. For complete guidelines and judge information visit our website decembermag.org/2019-curt-johnson-prose-awards/.

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