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  • Posted May 22, 2017

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 3 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Three. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted May 22, 2017

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Blurb

      Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, Iceland, and Singapore. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity."—Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir, and even some rudimentary drawing, collage, and photography. Learn how to stay inspired and overcome writers block. www.creativityworkshop.com.

  • Posted May 22, 2017

    The Keeper’s House Writer Residency

    • Registration Deadline Application Deadline: June 24, 2017
    • Dates July 17 - 22, 2017;
    • Location Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station, Swan's Island, ME
    • Blurb

      Island Verse is accepting applications for the Keeper’s House Writer Residency. One writer is provided with an apartment at the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station. This residency is an opportunity to initiate or complete a project-in-progress. There is a $30 application fee. Submit by June 24, 2017. Visit www.islandverse.com for complete guidelines.

  • Posted May 22, 2017

    Island Verse Poetry Chapbook Prize

    • Subtitle 2017 Island Verse Poetry Chapbook Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/17
    • Big Title Island Verse Poetry Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2017
      Island Verse Poetry Prize is accepting entries. Submit chapbook-length poetry manuscripts, 22–28 pages, by June 30, 2017. The winner will receive a $250 honorarium, publication by Island Verse Editions, and 10 author copies. There is a $20 entry fee. Visit www.islandverse.com for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted May 22, 2017

    Submissions open for "Moment of Truth" Contest

    • Subtitle Moment of Truth Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/17
    • Big Title Submissions open for "Moment of Truth" Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2017
      Every four months, Portable Story Series holds a contest. Our current theme is “Moment of Truth.” Details can be found on our website. The winning story is recorded with a narrator at CDM Studios in Manhattan (Lili Taylor recorded our last story) and is posted to portablestoryseries.com as a free download. The winning author receives a cash prize of $250 or 75% of the submission fees - whichever is greater. With each contest, we feature three charitable or non-profit organizations. When downloading the winning story, we encourage listeners to contribute to one of the featured organizations.

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  • Posted May 18, 2017

    Chesapeake Writers' Conference: Write Your Story, Find Your Champions

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling Admissions
    • Dates June 18, 2017-June 24, 2017;
    • Location St. Mary's College of Maryland
    • Blurb

      The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2017. 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. New this year: workshop exclusively for teachers, which will include graduate credit. June 18-24, 2017. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

  • Posted May 18, 2017

    2017 Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/17
    • Big Title 2017 Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2017
      Swan Scythe Press, founded by poet Sandra McPherson in 2000, announces its 2017 poetry chapbook contest. Entry fee: $18. We are accepting submissions from March 1st to June 15th (postmark deadline). Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. The 2016 winner is Lisa Dominguez Abraham for Mata Hari Blows a Kiss. For full guidelines, visit www.swanscythepress.com and swanscythepress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted May 17, 2017

    The Chaos Seeks Creative Nonfiction for Summer 2017 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Chaos is an online journal of creative nonfiction. We're seeking submissions for our summer 2017 issue from emerging and established writers. We are drawn to narrative, personal essays rooted in scene. Show, don't tell. Send us your best work. 500-7000 words. Visit our website for additional guidelines and to submit: www.thechaos.life.

    Posted May 17, 2017

    Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, $2000 Prize

    • Subtitle Spokane Prize for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/17
    • Big Title Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, $2000 Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2017
      Willow Springs Books invites submissions for the 2017 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. The winner receives $2,000 plus publication. To enter, please submit: A book-length manuscript, no less than 98 pages (with no maximum page count) and include at least 3 short stories. Manuscripts should be organized with page numbers and a table of contents. Stories may have been previously published in journals, anthologies, or limited edition volumes. Please do not send novels. There is a $27.50 submission fee. We prefer online submissions, through submittable. For questions related to the prize, email . willowspringsbooks.org/submit/

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    Posted May 16, 2017

    The HitchLit Review Seeks Openly Secular Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    The HitchLit Review is an openly secular, online literary magazine that seeks to celebrate openly secular writers and artists, their works, and their communities. We are currently seeking works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and cover art for our inaugural issue (to be released in August 2017). For full submission guidelines, please visit hitchlit.org.

  • Posted May 16, 2017

    18th Annual Writing the Rockies Conference

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: July 15, 2017
    • Dates July 19-23, 2017;
    • Location Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
    • Blurb

      July 19-23 2017, Western State University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing hosts the Writing the Rockies conference. Led by nationally celebrated authors, editors, and industry professionals, the conference offers students additional opportunities to explore their craft while learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry. In addition to workshops, panels, and readings, celebrated poets and critics gather at the Critical Path Poets Symposium to discuss, debate, and explore modern criticism. Students may attend those tracks and sessions that interest them most. These events include opportunities for pitch sessions with agents, producers, and acquisition editors. www.western.edu/wtr

    Posted May 15, 2017

    All Accounts and Mixtures: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writing

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 19, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Please submit up to 5,000 words of prose, fiction, or creative nonfiction, or up to 7 poems. We welcome all breeds of creative hybrid writing and collaboration. For this series, we seek work from writers who self-identify as “queer,” while acknowledging that this designation is subjective and highly personal. We believe the term “queer” connotes flexibility—we will not police your identity. That said, our goal is to provide a forum for writers whose voices might be mis- or underrepresented by the literary mainstream, and we ask that contributors respectfully acknowledge this objective. Submitted content need not be LGBTQ-specific. Work must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions with timely notification. www.cutbankonline.org

    Posted May 15, 2017

    The Broke Bohemian Summer Edition 2017

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 14, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    The Broke Bohemian is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2017 Edition! We publish pieces at the forefront of unconventional thought and outlandish perspectives. Get wild. Wear your activism proudly. Bare your teeth. Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty. We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! Come join the Bohemians! brokebohemian.com

    Posted May 15, 2017

    Earn $0.015 per Word for The Artist Unleashed Articles

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Earn $0.015 per word to be published on The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or other form of art, and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

  • Posted May 15, 2017

    2017 Rattle Poetry Prize: $10,000 for a Single Poem

    • Subtitle Rattle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/17
    • Big Title 2017 Rattle Poetry Prize: $10,000 for a Single Poem
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2017
      The annual Rattle Poetry Prize once again offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the magazine. With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a runner-up Readers' Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—the Rattle Poetry Prize aims to be one of the most writer-friendly and popular poetry contests around. See www.rattle.com for guidelines and to read all of the past winners.

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  • Posted May 15, 2017

    Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella

    • Subtitle Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/17
    • Big Title Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2017
      The Miami Book Fair has partnered with The de Groot Foundation to launch the Miami Book Fair/De Groot Prize to be awarded to an author for an unpublished novella. The winner will receive a $6,000 cash award, publication by Melville House, a critically acclaimed independent press, an expense-paid trip to the Miami Book Fair after publication, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the fair. The two runners-up will each receive $2,000, an expense-paid trip to the Miami Book Fair, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the Fair. For complete guidelines, please visit us at: www.miamibookfair.com/submitting-your-miami-book-fairde-groot-prize-novella/.

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    Posted May 15, 2017

    Slate Roof Press 2017 Elyse Wolf Prize $500

    • Subtitle 2017 Elyse Wolf Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/17
    • Big Title Slate Roof Press 2017 Elyse Wolf Prize $500
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2017
      Slate Roof Press, a member-run, not-for-profit collaborative, is pleased to announce the 2017 Elyse Wolf Prize for our annual poetry chapbook contest. The winner receives $500, becomes an active member of the press, and will have his/her chapbook published by Slate Roof. We publish limited edition, art-quality chapbooks with letterpress covers. Winners make a 3-year commitment to the press, including monthly meetings in Greenfield, MA, and share work responsibilities for many aspects of publishing. Submit no more than 28 pages of poetry. $10 reading fee. Deadline (upload/postmark): June 15, 2017. For full contest guidelines, visit www.slateroofpress.com or slateroofpresscontest.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted May 15, 2017

    Hourglass Literary Magazine - International Writing Contest

    • Subtitle International Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/17 (extended)
    • Big Title Hourglass Literary Magazine - International Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2017 US Central Time
      Hourglass Literary Magazine's writing contest submission window is open until May 31, 2017. The winning entry in each category (short story, essay, and poem) will receive $1000 USD as prize money ($5000+ in total prizes). Authors will also receive a printed copy of Hourglass Literary Magazine No. 2. Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold, and John K. Cox. Submission fee: $15.00, except for poetry where up to 3 submissions are accepted for $15.00. The contest is international in format without theme or genre boundaries. Past contest: hourglassonline.org/pastcontest/. General criteria of the competition: www.hourglassonline.org/contest/. Happy writing/editing!

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    Posted May 11, 2017

    The Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards is Now Accepting Submissions

    • Subtitle Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/17
    • Big Title The Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards is Now Accepting Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2017
      The South Carolina Writer’s Association invites submissions for the Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards. Cash prizes of $200 for 1st Place, $100 for 2nd Place, and $50 for 3rd Place in four categories: Novel First Chapter, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry. Winners will be published in The Petigru Review and receive one free contributor copy. Honorable mentions will be offered publication and contributor copy. Contest open to anyone. Submissions close May 31. Reading fee is $15 for nonmembers and $10 for members. Details: www.myscwa.org/contest.

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    Posted May 10, 2017

    Submissions Needed for Christmas in July Themed Edition

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 20, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Send us your quirky, heart-felt, inspiring, hot cocoa and warm fuzzy inducing best for our Christmas in July themed edition of Edify Fiction. If there is a hint of Christmas or the Christmas spirit in it, send it to us for consideration. We accept short stories, poetry, flash fiction, and photography/digital art. Submissions are free (unless requesting a paid critique). See our submissions page for full guidelines. www.edifyfiction.com

    Posted May 10, 2017

    Aji Magazine Submissions Open for Fall 2017 Issue!

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all creative writers and artists: Aji’s Fall 2017 issue will feature poems, stories, essays, and images accompanied by the contributor’s reflections on craft. How do you envision, fashion, and hone your work? Submissions welcome on this or on any subject from May 1 through July 15, 2017. Read submission guidelines here: www.ajimagazine.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted May 10, 2017

    Frontier Poetry: Call for Submissions

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

    Frontier Poetry is a new online poetry journal seeking to be a quality home for new poets. We are currently seeking poets for our New Voices category, submissions are open year-round. New Voices is open to any new and emerging author who has not published more than one full-length collection of poetry. We are pleased to announce we offer payment to New Voices authors. $50 per poem, up to $150. We are thrilled to be paying for published pieces but will be highly selective in our choices for publication. www.frontierpoetry.com

  • Posted May 10, 2017

    UNO Writing Workshops Abroad

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: June 2, 2017
    • Dates June-August, 2017;
    • Location Cork, Ireland and Brunnenburg Castle, Italy
    • Blurb

      Study Creative Writing, Literature, Theatre, and Film in Cork, Ireland this summer with faculty from UNO’s acclaimed Creative Writing Workshop and guest writers from around the globe. The Emerald Isle will inspire undergraduate and graduate students to new academic and artistic heights. We also offer the non-credit Cork Writers’ Retreat for participants who want more freedom to explore the wonders of Ireland’s “real capital.” Or consider our intimate poetry program at Brunnenburg Castle, Italy. Write and study Ezra Pound’s writing in a majestic alpine castle, with consultation from Pound’s daughter. Visit inst.uno.edu/writing or email for more information.

  • Posted May 9, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Neighbors

    • Deadline info Deadline: Issue fills by September 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: Neighbors. Issue fills by September 15, 2017. Please note the call in a cover letter, and follow the guidelines at thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu.

    Posted May 8, 2017

    2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize

    • Subtitle 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/17
    • Big Title 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2017
      The 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize is now open for entries. The winner receives $500, chapbook publication by Factory Hollow Press (in Amherst, MA), and a one-month residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry in downtown Ljubljana, Slovenia. The prize is open to poets at any stage of their career. Chapbooks should be 18-28 pages in length. Entry fee: $12. Final judge: Matthew Zapruder. Visit verse.submittable.com for complete guidelines.

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    Posted May 8, 2017

    Anthology for Chronic Illness Warriors

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 5, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    In an effort to educate, inspire, and work towards ending the stigmas against both mental and physical illnesses, Ivy Cirillo Books is curating an anthology dedicated to chronic illness warriors! The anthology will be a collection of letters written from each author to a younger version of themselves. This can include before diagnosis, after diagnosis, or after treatment. For more information and the official call for submission guidelines, please follow the link below! www.ivycirillobooks.com/2017/03/upcoming-anthology-official-call-for.html

    Posted May 8, 2017

    Profane Seeks Poems, Essays, and Stories

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Our aim is simple: to publish good writing. To us, good writing is the sort that you find yourself turning over and over again in your head, hours and days and weeks after you’ve read it. Good writing is the writing that worms itself into your brain and won’t leave. We're a print journal that publishes annually. All of our past issues are also available on our website to read (and listen to) for free. Check us out at profanejournal.com.

  • Posted May 8, 2017

    Personal. Public. Published: the 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference!

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling
    • Dates May 26–27, 2017;
    • Location Pittsburgh, PA
    • Blurb

      Join us in Pittsburgh to explore the art, craft, and business of creative nonfiction with authors, agents, book publishers, and editors from some of the most thoughtful magazines in America, including Esquire, Harper's, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Creative Nonfiction, and more. The 5th annual CNFWC provides opportunities for writers of all levels to meet one-on-one with literary agents, get concrete advice from publishing professionals, hear what different kinds of editors are looking for, and hone your skills in inspiring small-group sessions. www.creativenonfiction.org

  • Posted May 4, 2017

    2017 JuxtaProse Poetry Prize: $500 for a Single Poem

    • Subtitle 2017 Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/17
    • Big Title 2017 JuxtaProse Poetry Prize: $500 for a Single Poem
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2017
      $500 and publication in JuxtaProse Literary Magazine will be awarded to the winning poem. Up to three additional poems, each by a different author, may be awarded "Honorable Mention" status, for which they will receive $50 and publication. All finalists will be considered for publication. Poems must be previously unpublished. An entry fee of $15 applies. Entries should consist of 1-3 poems, and each poem should be no more than 50 lines. Winners will be announced on or before 5:00 pm Mountain Time on August 1, 2017. Visit the Submittable page for full details. www.juxtaprosemagazine.org/contests/

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    Posted May 4, 2017

    Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling 
      The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Submissions are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. One winner will receive $5,000 and publication, and up to three finalists will receive publication. The series is edited by Billy Collins. The winner of the 2017 Prize is Stephen Gibson, for his book Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. The finalists for the prize were Jennifer Givhan, for Protection Spell; Laura McCullough, for The Wild Night Dress; and Frances Schenkkan, for Mr. Stevens’ Secretary. Visit uapress.com for more information.

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    Posted May 3, 2017

    Into The Void Seeks Your Writing for Issue 5

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 13, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Print and digital lit mag Into the Void is now open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art to Issue 5. No theme and no reading fees. Send us the work that pulses out of you like a shock wave; that oozes from your pores like corrosive acid; that takes a bit of you and leaves it forever imprinted on the page. Contributors receive a magazine copy and infinite love and loyalty. Submission guidelines: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted May 3, 2017

    Sunshot Poetry and Prose Book Awards

    • Subtitle Sunshot Prize Series
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 5/30/17
    • Big Title Sunshot Poetry and Prose Book Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 30, 2017
      The Sunshot Series™ seeks collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Our mission is simple, the prizes are powerful. $3000 in cash awards. Publication (including book layout & cover design). 100 author copies + generous royalties. Winners and select finalists nominated for National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prize, and other prestigious awards—because all award-winning publications deserve a shot at the top! Ready to share your best work with an eager world? Enter the inaugural Sunshot Poetry or Prose Prize by May 30th. $40 per submission. Sponsored by prize-winning literary journal New Millennium Writings—celebrating and publishing more than 1,700 poets and writers since 1996. www.sunshots.org

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    Posted May 3, 2017

    Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

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

    Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

    Posted May 3, 2017

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction and Monologues

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

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. We are seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), and humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine). Submissions are accepted year-round. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

    Posted May 3, 2017

    The MacGuffin: Now Reading for our Summer Issue

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

    The MacGuffin is now accepting both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction (up to 5000 words), for our Spring-Summer 2017 issue! Tell us all about your unseasonably warm February or write us a poem or two about how Winter struck back with a vengeance in March. Or, for the optimists, feel free to send us some hopeful work on warmer days to quickly come. We accept all work via email and traditional post. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

  • Posted May 3, 2017

    Summer Poetry Programs at The Frost Place

    • Registration Deadline Application deadlines vary, see website.
    • Blurb

      Study poetry at the home of Robert Frost in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. 2017 poetry programs include the Conference on Poetry and Teaching (June 24–28, 2017) featuring Director Dawn Potter, Associate Director Kerrin McCadden, with faculty members Matthew Lippman and Matthew Olzman. Add the Writing Intensive (June 28–29, 2017) with workshop leader Kamilah Aisha Moon. The Conference on Poetry (July 9–15, 2017) with Director Martha Rhodes, faculty members Maudelle Driskell, Blas Falconer, Yona Harvey, Patrick Phillips, Elizabeth Powell, and poetry fellows Ryan Murphy and Soraya Shalforoosh. The Poetry Seminar (July 30 - August 4, 2017) with Director Patrick Donnelly, faculty members Sandra Lim, Diane Seuss, and poetry fellow Charif Shanahan. frostplace.org | | 603.823.5510

  • Posted May 2, 2017

    Find Your Audience

    • Registration Deadline Applications accepted year-round.
    • Blurb

      It starts in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a world literary capital—during 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. Through Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, ranked #4 by Poets & Writers, you’ll work one-on-one with groundbreaking authors, developing your own writing, studying craft technique, and reading widely in your genre. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your WORK before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program

  • Posted May 2, 2017

    $1500 in Writing Prizes

    • Subtitle 2017 Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/17
    • Big Title $1500 in Writing Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2017
      Enter Tiferet Journal's 2017 Writing Contest today. $500 prize for best story, poem, and essay. Dinty W. Moore Nonfiction Judge, Maria Mazziotti Gillan Poetry Judge, Bill Roorbach Fiction Judge. Deadline June 1, 2017. Tiferet publishes work promoting tolerance through literature and art. Learn more at tiferetjournal.com.

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    Posted May 2, 2017

    Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Audio
    • Type Literary Site

    Second Hand Stories is a podcast that features short works of fiction, submitted and written by you, to be read aloud on our show. Check out our guidelines at secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines to get a sense of what we're looking for. We accept any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 1,500 and 6,000 words). Flash fiction writers interested in contributing should contact us, but we are not taking submissions at this time. Please practice reading your story aloud to ensure it flows as well verbally as it does on the page. Thanks for submitting!

    Posted May 2, 2017

    Flying South 2017: Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

    • Subtitle 2017 Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/17
    • Big Title Flying South 2017: Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2017
      $2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2017, 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 receive $500 each. 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/flying-south.

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  • Posted May 2, 2017

    Carve Magazine's 2017 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

    • Subtitle Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/15/17
    • Big Title Carve Magazine's Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2017
      Carve Magazine's 2017 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest open April 1-May 15. Prizes: $1,500, $500, $250, and 2 Editor's Choice $125 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2017 issue and considered by lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online/$15 mailed. No limit to number of entries. Max 10,000 words. www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest.

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    Posted May 1, 2017

    Thrice Publishing Open Call 2017 Novels

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31,2017
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    All guidelines are at this link: www.thricepublishing.com/submissions.html. Looking for surrealist work or material that breaks the bounds of convention.

  • Posted May 1, 2017

    Writers in New York: NYU's Undergraduate Summer Program

    • Dates May 22-June 15;
    • Location New York City
    • Blurb

      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. Field trips, cultural activities, readings, and guest lectures constitute an integral component of the program. Faculty include John Murillo, Elissa Schappell, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Rachel Zucker. Recent visiting writers include Lydia Davis, Geoff Dyer, Matthea Harvey, A. M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Eileen Myles. cwp.as.nyu.edu

  • Posted May 1, 2017

    Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest: $2,000 Prize

    • Subtitle Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/17
    • Big Title Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest: $2,000 Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2017
      This annual, national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on Friday, October 13th, on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. For more information, visit www.philadelphiastories.org/marguerite-mcglinn-prize-fiction-0.

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    Posted May 1, 2017

    Animal Kingdom

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Ladybug (for ages 3-6), is looking for fiction, retellings of folktales, creative nonfiction, poems, action rhymes, and proposals for short comics about our scaly, feathered, and furry friends. Send us your lively writing about wild creatures, pets, and animals seen only in your imagination. Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. We prefer short work for young children (stories may be up to 800 words, poetry up to 20 lines). If submitting a retelling of a folktale or nonfiction, please include a list of sources and your credentials with your manuscript. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818/ladybug-magazine-for-ages-3-6

    Posted May 1, 2017

    Animals Behaving Badly

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Cricket (ages 9 to 14) is looking for contemporary or historical fiction, retellings of folktales and legends, and nonfiction on the theme of problematic encounters between humans and animals. We welcome humorous stories about troublesome pets, dramatic dealings with wild animals, domestic adventures with backyard pests, warm-hearted friendships with skittish horses—even tales of imaginary animals that exist only in fantasy and legend. Whether you are inspired by stampeding buffalo, beasts from the deep, raccoons in the attic, or foxy tricksters, Cricket wants to see your best story for middle-grade readers (preferably of 1500 to1800 words). cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17789/cricket-magazine-for-ages-9-14

  • Posted May 1, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Migration

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 3, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Flock seeks creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions for our fall theme issue, Migration. We are eager to hear any and all interpretations of migration—personal and political, human and animal—work that moves. Flock, established in 2002, publishes poetry and prose that are "accessibly experimental" and "soulful." We are also open for Lullaby audio submissions. flocklit.com

    Posted May 1, 2017

    Narrative Nonfiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for narrative nonfiction no longer than 800 words. We publish stories about kids making a difference in the world, beloved pets, and odd animals. If it’s a story that revolves around gross science or weird facts, we want to see it. Stories that take us to unfamiliar territories are especially interesting—ghost towns, lost cities, ancient worlds and civilizations, little-known historical landmarks. Take us underground, to the rainforest, under the sea, or to a farm. Please provide a source list with your submission. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

  • Posted May 1, 2017

    Scholarships Available to Attend Poetry Programs at The Frost Place

    • Blurb

      Latin@ Scholarship: The Frost Place Latin@ scholarship is open to applicants who self-identify as Latin@, have a strong commitment to the Latin@ community, and are at least 21 years of age. It is designed to encourage the Latin@ voice in poetry and the literary arts. It covers full tuition, room and board, and travel to attend The Frost Place Conference on Poetry.
      Gregory Pardlo Scholarship: The Gregory Pardlo Scholarship for Emerging African American Poets is open to African American poets writing in English who have published up to one book of poetry. It covers full tuition to attend The Frost Place Poetry Seminar, including room and board. frostplace.org

    Posted May 1, 2017

    Crazyshorts! 2017 Short-Short Fiction Competition

    • Subtitle Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Competition
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/17
    • Big Title Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2017
      From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 3 short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. First place wins $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered for publication; the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. crazyhorse.cofc.edu/crazyshorts.


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