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    Posted January 19, 2018

    Sonder Review Seeks Submissions for Forthcoming Winter and Summer Issues

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

    The Sonder Review is currently seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. We believe in language, in thoughtfully sculpted prose and stirring, singular visions. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language both spare and piercing, delicately and deliberately crafted. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. Writing which shows us the bizarre and profound pulse of human experience; the resounding throb of humanity. But above all, we believe in fresh and ringing voices. Words that must be heard. Please visit our website for submissions guidelines: www.sonderreview.com. We encourage you to review past issues.

  • Posted January 19, 2018

    Odyssey Writing Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Writers

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: April 7, 2018
      June 4-July 13, 2018; Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
      Odyssey is one of the most highly respected workshops in the world for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Guest lecturers include some of the top writers, editors, and agents in the field. Fifty-nine percent of Odyssey's graduates go on to professional publication, and among graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners. Director Jeanne Cavelos is a bestselling author, former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and winner of the World Fantasy Award. Odyssey combines intensive, advanced lectures, in-depth feedback, and individual guidance. Odyssey also offers online classes, critiques, and many free resources. odysseyworkshop.org

    Posted January 18, 2018

    Mary Hunter Austin Book Award

    • Subtitle Mary Hunter Austin Book Award
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 3/30/18
    • Big Title Mary Hunter Austin Book Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 30, 2018
      For our inaugural book award, we’re seeking nonfiction manuscripts such as essay collections, prose poetry collections, nature writing, environment, focus on Midwest, Southwest, Plains states, Northwest, Deep South, Rocky, or Appalachian Mountains culture (or any strongly place-based culture), woodswoman/woodsman (think Anne Labastille or Thoreau's Walden), hybrid works, cross-genre, etc. For fiction: contemporary westerns, mountains culture, southern culture (or other place-based culture), mystery, spy, speculative fiction, hybrid works, cross-genre. Lyric works especially welcome. 50 to 300 double-spaced pages. Publication + $300 + copies. See our website guidelines for more specifics. www.portyonderpress.com/mary-hunter-austin-book-award.html

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    Posted January 17, 2018

    Seeking New Short Stories for 2nd Issue!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is now reading short fiction for its second issue. They are interested in stories under 3,000 words that deal with the dichotomous nature of existence in some way: the light and dark, the good and the bad. They pay their writers and publish stories both online and in biannual print editions of the magazine. See their website for the full submission details: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com/submissions.

    Posted January 17, 2018

    $1500 Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

    • Subtitle William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/15/18
    • Big Title $1500 Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2018
      First place receives a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The prize is open to all genres of fiction. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. Writers may submit one fiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Deadline to submit is February 15th, 2018. For complete guidelines, visit Ruminate at
      ruminatemagazine.submittable.com/submit/8439/william-van-dyke-short-story-prize
      *Ruminate is a nonprofit, reader-supported magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest storytelling, and living awake.

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  • Posted January 17, 2018

    2018 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

    • Subtitle Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/14 (annual)
    • Big Title Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 14, 2018
      Colorado Review is now accepting entries to the 2018 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. $2,000 will be awarded for the winning short story, plus publication in the Fall 2018 issue of Colorado Review. Deadline: postmark of March 14, 2018. Entry fee: $15. Final judge is Margot Livesey. Stories must be previously unpublished and between 10 and 50 pages. Please see complete guidelines at nelliganprize.colostate.edu.

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    Posted January 16, 2018

    Cumberland River Review: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence. crr.trevecca.edu

  • Posted January 16, 2018

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 5 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Five. Please visit us to read Volume Four with poems by poets from the world over, from beginners to the most renowned. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager Submittable; there is a small reading fee. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted January 16, 2018

    Subprimal Poetry Art Open For Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Subprimal Poetry Art seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and artwork for our upcoming issue. We like pieces that use language in new ways; we have a special fondness for prose poems; voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night. For most written work, we create a custom musical composition to augment the author’s audio reading; you can listen to many examples on the web site. We pay our contributors. More info at subprimal.com.

    Posted January 15, 2018

    Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
    • 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. Nonfiction submissions are free. We charge a $3 submission fee for fiction and poetry. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted January 15, 2018

    Gival Press Celebrates Its 20th Year in 2018—Contests and Call for Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Gival Press celebrates its 20th year in 2018. Join our family of published artists, authors, and poets. Sponsored Contests: LGBTQ poem, Oscar Wilde Award, Prize $100/online publication; Short Story Award, Prize $1000/online publication; Biennial Novel Award, Prize $3000/book publication; Biennial Poetry Award, Prize $1000/book publication. Guidelines, visit: www.Givalpress.Submittable.com. Our eJournal ArLiJo’s next reading period is January 15 to March 15, 2018. Looking for art, short fiction, and poetry. Visit: www.ArLiJo.com.

    Posted January 15, 2018

    New Madrid Summer 2018: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The editors of New Madrid journal of contemporary literature invite well-crafted, compelling submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for their summer 2018 issue. As with all New Madrid summer issues, there is no specific theme. Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and March 15. All submitted work should be of interest to the general reader; please do not submit scholarly articles. Quality is the determining factor for acceptance in New Madrid. Submission guidelines: newmadridjournal.org.

    Posted January 15, 2018

    Special Halvard Johnson Issue of Hamilton Stone Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2018
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Spring 2018 issue of the Hamilton Stone Review, an online literary magazine, will be dedicated to the work of the late Halvard Johnson. Please send commentary on his work and/or memories by email only to Roger Mitchell at with "HSR—Halvard Johnson Issue" in the subject line. No other submissions are open this cycle. No snail mail submissions. www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html

  • Posted January 15, 2018

    Hike, Bike & Write Residential Summer Program

    • Blurb

      July 1-7, 2018; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
      Deadline: Until full. Registration limited to first 12 applicants.
      Join us at College of the Atlantic’s summer writing workshop for nonfiction authors. Participants will workshop 10-to-20 pages over the course of the week with four additional weeks of feedback via email from the instructor. You will visit spectacular Acadia National Park with a local naturalist to find inspiration for personal essays, literary travel pieces, and more. A perfect opportunity for educators seeking continuing education credits to learn about the biology, ecology, and wildlife of Maine. Fees include room/board and all activity fees to enjoy Acadia and the Schoodic Penninsula. Students should be prepared for moderate physical activity. coa.edu/hike-bike-write

  • Posted January 15, 2018

    University of Arizona’s Summer Residency Program

    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 12, 2018
      Apply today to the University of Arizona’s Summer Residency Program. Founded in 1994, the Summer Residency Program offers poets the opportunity to focus on their writing during a two-week stay in Tucson, Arizona. Residents are housed in the Poetry Center’s studio apartment, located just steps away the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. Residents also receive a $500 stipend and give a public reading in the Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, ongoing since 1962. This year’s contest judge is Ocean Vuong, and the deadline to apply is March 12, 2018. poetry.arizona.edu/opportunities/residencies/summer-residency-program

    Posted January 15, 2018

    2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize

    • Subtitle 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/18
    • Big Title 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2018
      The Tomaž Šalamun Prize is now open for entries. The prize is given for a chapbook and is open to poets at any stage of their career. Translations, prose poetry, and hybrid forms are acceptable. The winner receives $500, chapbook publication by Factory Hollow Press, 10 free copies of their chapbook, and a 1-month residency in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry. The final judge is Anaïs Duplan. Deadline: March 15, 2018. Entry fee: $15. verse.submittable.com

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    Posted January 12, 2018

    BLJ Wants Your Extraordinary Words and Art!

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

    We are ready to be inspired by you—writers of and for youthful spirits! BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is looking for new poetry, fiction, and artwork/photography for our 7th Issue. We respond in 3 months (usually much sooner) and for donors, we respond personally within a week. Visit us (www.balloons-lit-journal.com) for submission guidelines and past issues.

  • Posted January 12, 2018

    wake, and dream again...judged by Daniel Wallace

    • Subtitle wake, and dream again
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/18
    • Big Title wake, and dream again...judged by Daniel Wallace
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2018
      Carolina Quarterly solicits stories that reimagine what it means to be ourselves and live in our world. We’re connected to our pasts—through stories, histories, and traditions—but we can also imagine other ways of being. These reimaginings may appear as fantastic before they’re realized. But that’s OK. What is unlikely or strange may spark our creativity and reveal new opportunities. For this contest, The CQ is interested in stories that, like Wallace’s novels, bring together the intimate—love and loss, redemption and revenge—and the cosmic—collective burdens of history, planetary concerns, and needs for human meaning. thecarolinaquarterly.com/wakeanddreamagain/

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  • Posted January 11, 2018

    West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions

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

    West Texas Literary Review is an online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

    Posted January 10, 2018

    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 January 9, 2018

    RCC MUSE Wants You!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    MUSE seeks poetry, short fiction, and CNF for its Spring 2018 issue. Simultaneous submissions okay. Hardcopies only. Mail up to 3 poems or 1 prose piece (1500 words max), along with cover letter and SASE for notification only. Include all contact details and short bio: Attn. Jo Scott-Coe, Advisory Editor, Riverside City College, Department of English, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. www.facebook.com/RCCMuseMagazine/

    Posted January 8, 2018

    One Person's Trash Accepting Submissions for Issue 4

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    We are a literary journal about homelessness that prints quarterly and features high quality work on our website. In addition, One Person's Trash is sold by the South Sound area homeless population with them keeping all profits. We are seeking submissions for Issue 4. We want your stories of street life and getting by; your poems about the folks under the overpasses and in the alleyways; your art that speaks to, by, or of the homeless. Please send us your fiction and nonfiction stories, your poems and visual art, your work of the heart on homelessness. Thank you. www.onepersonstrash.org

    Posted January 8, 2018

    Seeking Poetry and Short Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 8, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Chagrin River Review welcomes submissions of 1-3 poems and fiction up to 900 words for the Spring 2018 issue through Submittable. We are looking for flash fiction and poetry that explore the human experience and reveal emotional truth. While Ohio connections are welcome, Chagrin River Review’s readers and contributors come to the online journal from around the world, and we offer quality writing no matter the region that inspires it. Find details and a link to submit at www.chagrinriverreview.com/submissions.html.

    Posted January 8, 2018

    Pen & Paper Writing Workshops - Let Us Teach You!

    • Blurb

      We're a brand new recently launched creative writing school. We offer writing courses in fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting. All classes are conducted in online workshops. Our goal as a writing school is to share our knowledge and expertise with anyone wishing to start writing; anyone wanting to continue on a writing path already underway; or, for the more experienced writer, to hone and improve their craft. Sign up for our newsletter and receive $20 off your class enrollment. Come write with us! www.penandpaperwritingworkshops.com

    Posted January 5, 2018

    The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

    • Subtitle 2018 Orison Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/18
    • Big Title The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2018
      The 2018 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Vandana Khanna (poetry) & Lan Samantha Chang (fiction). Entry fee: $30. Entry period: December 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018. For complete guidelines visit www.orisonbooks.submittable.com.

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  • Posted January 4, 2018

    Interim Welcomes Submissions Twice Yearly

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1 – March 1; June 1 – September 1
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Interim welcomes submissions in poetry, translation, criticism, reviews, and hybrid texts from June 1–September 1 and from December 1–March 1​. We’re looking for writing that engages the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth, writing that demonstrates an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. In addition to general submissions, Interim seeks work for its April themed issue on the body. We're looking for work that engages the body, in all its multifariousness; writing that answers the query: What does it mean to be (a/some/any) body? Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches. www.interimpoetics.org

  • Posted January 4, 2018

    Mistake House Seeks Diverse Poetry & Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine is looking for fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek diverse voices that address the complex social concerns of our time as well as work that speaks to individual experience. See guidelines at mistakehouse.org/submit/. Submission window closes February 16, 2018. Submit: mistakehouse.submittable.com/submit. $3 submission fee.

    Posted January 4, 2018

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Fiction, Memoir, Poetry for Annual Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Fiction, memoir, and poetry will be considered for the winter 2018 Wordrunner e-Chapbooks anthology (online). The theme is “rites of passage.” We want emotionally complex work about any kind of passage through life, time, or space, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror or fantasy, unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (750 to 6,000 words). Deadline: January 31, 2018. Work should not have been previously published. Submission fees: $2/poetry, $3/prose. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Guidelines/submittable link: echapbook.com/submissions.html.

    Posted January 4, 2018

    The Tishman Review is Now Open to Submissions for 4.2

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    The Tishman Review is open to regular submissions of poetry, cnf, visual art, and fiction December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 for the April 2018 issue. We nominate our writers and sometimes they win. We pay our contributors. We produce a print copy with a craft talk section. We read blind. We want work that sings, cries, groans, laughs, and has enough substance to make for a satisfying read. We strive for a publication that reflects the diversity of our beautiful planet. We charge a submission fee (except for fee free days). thetishmanreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted January 4, 2018

    Write in the Middle of Things at UMSL

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
      The MFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis provides an intimate and supportive community for writers to hone their craft. Students may study fiction (short fiction and/or novel) or poetry, and we also offer workshops in screenwriting, playwriting, and creative nonfiction. Classes meet in the evenings, and students may work through the program at their own pace. Come work with award-winning faculty in a city with a rich and varied literary history, and emerge prepared to write that history's next chapters. www.umsl.edu/~mfa/

  • Posted January 4, 2018

    Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

    • Subtitle Tobias Wolff Award/49th Parallel Award/Annie Dillard Award
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/18
    • Big Title Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2018
      Contest submissions open Dec. 1st - Mar. 15. We offer three $1,000-dollar first-place prizes: the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, and the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. Winners will be notified in June 2018. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2019 print edition, Issue 78. Entry fee $20, international entries $30. Submit one essay, one story, up to three pieces of flash, or up to three poems. For prose that is 1,500 words or fewer, submit up to three in one entry. (These flash prose pieces will be considered individually, unless they are connected). Fee includes one-year subscription. For more information, visit us at: bhreview.org.

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    Posted January 3, 2018

    Bridge: The Best Young Writers Age 14-24

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Calling young writers! Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic creative work from emerging and established writers age 14-24. We're seeking poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction/memoir/journalism/interviews), art, comics, graphic novels, and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by January 31 for consideration in the Spring 2018 print edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted January 3, 2018

    Augury Books: Seeking Poetry, Short Fiction, & Creative Nonfiction Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book

    For the month of January, Augury Books is open to reading full-length manuscript submissions in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Save for current and former students of editor Kate Angus, anyone from anywhere at any stage in their career can send any manuscript they feel fits within these parameters. There are no restrictions on length. $10 submission fee buys you an ebook copy of an Augury Book title (AuguryBooks.com) of your choosing. Click to submit: augurybooks.submittable.com/submit/101960/augury-books-open-submissions.

  • Posted January 3, 2018

    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 January 3, 2018

    Save 20% on Tiferet Journal

    Foster peace through literature & art by subscribing to Tiferet Journal at a discount! Just $13.50 brings you two print issues filled with fabulous fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. For $11.50 you can get two digital issues instead. Visit tiferetjournal.com/subscribenewpages/ to learn more and subscribe today.

    Posted January 2, 2018

    Celebrating Newness: Send Your Freshest Writing and Art

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    We'd love to receive submissions from people that we haven't published in the past. During these tumultuous times, we'd appreciate more upbeat, zany, humorous writing. We also accept photography, art, and short videos. Visit our website for full submission guidelines: www.foliateoak.com

  • Posted January 2, 2018

    Driftwood Press: Now Paying Fiction and Poetry Contributors

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, 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 January 2, 2018

    Phantom Drift Seeks Work for Issue #8

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism is seeking submissions for issue #8, January 1 – April 30, to be published October 1, 2018. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and prose poems readers might label as new weird, slipstream and/or fabulist/fantastic. We pay on publication ($5 per page, minimum $10). Short fiction up to 6500 words, poems up to120 lines. Also seeking critical essays and interviews up to 5000 words on emerging and neglected fabulist/fantastic writers. $3 submission fee. Submissions can be made through our website at: www.phantomdrift.org.

    Posted January 2, 2018

    Capulet Mag Seeks Submissions from Young Women!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is seeking the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for our second edition. Capulet Mag empowers young women to share their creativity with Juliets everywhere. You must be between the ages of 15-29 to submit. All genres, styles, mediums, and experience levels are encouraged. Visit CapuletMag.com/Submit for guidelines and instructions.

  • Posted January 2, 2018

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Blurb

      Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Lisbon, Crete, Barcelona, Verona, and Prague. "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 January 2, 2018

    Chattahoochee Review Lamar York Prizes

    • Subtitle Lamar York Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/18
    • Big Title Chattahoochee Review Lamar York Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2018
      Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, from November 1–January 31. Alexander Weinstein will judge in fiction and Sarah Gerard will judge in nonfiction. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines: chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/lamar-york-prizes/.

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  • Posted January 2, 2018

    2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Subtitle 2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/18
    • Big Title 2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2018
      $1,500 advance plus publication awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Writers at any level are welcome to enter. Reading Fee $30. Deadline extended to January 31, 2018, due to an oversight in advertising here at NewPages. Press 53 Publisher Kevin Morgan Watson will judge. Winner and finalists will be announced no later than May 1, 2017. www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction/

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  • Posted January 2, 2018

    2018 Rising Writer Contest

    • Subtitle 2018 Rising Writer Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/18
    • Big Title 2018 Rising Writer Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2018
      The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation. The judge for the 2018 contest is poet Richard Siken. For more information please check our submission page: www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/rising-writers/.

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  • Posted January 2, 2018

    2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize & RR Submissions Are Now Open

    • Subtitle 2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/18
    • Big Title 2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize & RR Submissions Are Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2018
      Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Fall 2018 issue through March 31, 2018. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex. All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. Submissions are also open for our 2018 Laux/Millar RR Poetry Prize through May 31, 2018. Visit www.RaleighReview.org for more details.

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  • Posted January 2, 2018

    Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction

    • Subtitle Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/18
    • Big Title Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2018
      $1,000 first prize in each category plus publication in Prime Number Magazine with author photo and bio. Reading fee $15. Poetry judged by Terri Kirby Erickson, author of five books of poetry, including the award-winning Becoming the Blue Heron. Short Fiction judged by Clint McCown, the only author to win the American Fiction Prize twice. Deadline April 15, 2018. Submit online only through Submittable. Complete details at www.Press53.com

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    Posted December 21, 2017

    The Offbeat: Call for Submissions

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

    The Offbeat is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky to submit work for our next volume! We’re looking for unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art. Submit writing that is intriguing and “off the beaten path,” but not unnecessarily explicit. Please go to offbeat.msu.edu for guidelines and to submit up to 3 poems or flash pieces (under 1000 words each), sequential art not exceeding 10 pages, or other pieces under 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is being published elsewhere.

    Posted December 21, 2017

    Submit to The Wax Paper

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

    The Wax Paper is a lovingly crafted broadsheet (22 x 28") printed on 35 lb. newsprint. Our first priority is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. We print all forms of text and image. Pieces are selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of their subjects. Please submit all work using the Submittable button on our submissions page thewaxpaper.com/submissions. Before sending in your submission, please read our manifesto: thewaxpaper.com/manifesto. Simultaneous submissions and previously published items are accepted.

    Posted December 21, 2017

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Subtitle 2018 Crazyhorse Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/18
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2018
      From January 1st to January 31st, submit short stories and essays of up to 25 pages or a set of 1-3 poems. Winners in each genre will receive $2,000 and publication. This year's judges: Kelly Link (Fiction), Vijay Seshadri (Poetry), Jo Ann Beard (Nonfiction). All entries will be considered for publication, and more than one manuscript may be entered. Simultaneous submissions are okay, as long as you contact us should the work be accepted elsewhere. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. crazyhorse.cofc.edu

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  • Posted December 20, 2017

    2018 New Stories from the Midwest

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 20, 2018
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    2018 New Stories from the Midwest will showcase 1) stories set in the American Midwest, and/or 2) stories written by writers who reside or resided in the Midwest. Deadline: January 20, 2018. Guest editor: Antonya Nelson. Eligibility: Stories must have been published in 2015, 2016, or 2017. Journals and writing programs may submit six stories at no charge. Writers may submit up to three stories, each for a $3.00 fee. One exceptional story will be awarded a $100 Jay Prefontaine Heartland Fiction Prize. Contributors receive two copies and 50% discount on additional copies. Submit: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted December 20, 2017

    Announcing the 2018 Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle 2018 Poetry Contests
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 1/19/18
    • Big Title Announcing the 2018 Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 19, 2018 (Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday)
      We welcome submissions from around the world; affiliation with Virginia is not necessary. This year’s Judges include: Suzanne Rhodes, Rachel Richardson, Rob and Michele Bonczek-Evory, James Owens, Luisa Igloria, Ravi Shankar, Sarah Gambito, Nicole Foreman-Tong, Lisa Russ Spaar, Kate Coombs, Rebecca Hazleton, Carrie Shipers, Tom Yuill, Shonda Buchanan, Kevin Prufer, Henry Hart, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, David Blair, Margaret Mackinnon, Patricia Fargnoli, John Hoppenthaller, Sofia Starnes, and Heather Bell, among others. Submissions accepted between 01 November 2017 and 19 January 2018. Entry fees: $5/poem, or join the Society when submitting for $35/yr and enter all categories. Please visit the website for complete submission details: poetrysocietyofvirginia.org.

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