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  • Posted December 14, 2018

    Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/.

  • Posted December 14, 2018

    Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine

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

    Pay: $100/flash fiction piece. Do you share our mission to cultivate young literature lovers? Our hardcover publication features literary stories that will not only appeal to children as young as age 10, but to grownups as well. Word limit: 500–1,200. Fee: $3. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter! Order our debut edition at zizzlelit.com! (Second edition release is slated for February 2019.)

  • Posted December 14, 2018

    Begin Your Writing Career at the Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop

    • Blurb

      Application deadline: February 1, 2019
      Join our writing community for the opportunity to experience a publishing and pedagogy emphasis that will engage you in: editing the national online literary magazine Arkana; participating in and working on the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference; and teaching creative writing on campus and in the community. Apply by February 1, 2019 for scholarship and assistantship consideration. GRE no longer required. uca.edu/ftcw/mfa-in-creative-writing/

  • Posted December 14, 2018

    Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing

    • Blurb

      Take a creative journey as you work toward the completion of your master’s degree and the creation of a publishable work of literature. Study fiction, poetry, nonfiction, travel writing, or a dual genre with award-winning faculty members in inspiring locations across Europe. This summer's 15-day residency will be held at Trinity College in Dublin. Apply now at mfa.cedarcrest.edu.

  • Posted December 14, 2018

    2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry

    • Subtitle Colorado Prize for Poetry
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/14/19
    • Big Title 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 14, 2019
      $2,000 honorarium and book publication: Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2019. $25 reading fee (add $3 to submit online) includes subscription to Colorado Review. Final judge is Kazim Ali; friends and students (current or former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni. Complete guidelines at coloradoreview.colostate.edu/colorado-prize-for-poetry/ or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.

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  • Posted December 14, 2018

    2019 Rattle Chapbook Prize

    • Subtitle 2019 Rattle Chapbook Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/19
    • Big Title 2019 Rattle Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2019
      We’ve always loved chapbooks for their brevity and intensity. At a few dozen pages, a great chapbook is the perfect reading experience for the 21st century—not too long, not too short. Every year, the Rattle Chapbook Prize awards $2,000, 500 copies, and distribution to Rattle's 7,000+ subscribers. The contest is open to writers worldwide; poems must be in English. $25 entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle. More information: www.rattle.com/chapbooks/guidelines/.

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    Posted December 14, 2018

    StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest

    • Subtitle Nonfiction Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/12/19
    • Big Title StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 12, 2019
      StoryQuarterly’s annual nonfiction contest is open through January 12, 2019. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner and first and second runners-up will be published in StoryQuarterly 52. Please visit storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu. There is an entry fee. Our judge is Brian Blanchfield. He is the author of three books of prose and poetry, including Proxies: Essays Near Knowing. The recipient of awards and grants from The Whiting Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Howard Foundation, his poems and essays have appeared in The Oxford American, Harper's, BOMB, Brick, and the Wesleyan anthology American Poets in the 21st Century.

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  • Posted December 14, 2018

    Tartt First Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Tartt First Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title Tartt First Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      The Fifteenth Tartt First Fiction Contest is open to authors who’ve yet to publish a full story collection. (Previous novels or poetry collections do not disqualify an author.) The collection may include stories previously published in magazines; in fact, this is better. The collection must be written in English. Please send a hard copy and keep one for yourself. livingstonpress.uwa.edu

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  • Posted December 14, 2018

    $2000 Palette Poetry Spotlight Award

    • Subtitle $2000 Palette Poetry Spotlight Award
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/19
    • Big Title $2000 Palette Poetry Spotlight Award
    • Blurb Deadline: January 15, 2019
      In today's saturated poetry world, the most difficult job for a poet can be finding the spotlight. We want to help you stand out from the crowd. The winner of this award will receive publication, $2000, and a unique opportunity to be profiled across a quarter-page spread in Poets & Writers: bio, headshot, excerpt of work, and contact information for solicitation. Poets & Writers has a circulation of over 70,000 print and 100,000+ monthly visitors. Palette's editors will choose the winner, and any honorable mentions they think deserve extra attention. Second and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively.
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    Posted December 13, 2018

    Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

  • Posted December 13, 2018

    Submit and Subscribe to Ploughshares

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Ploughshares accepts submissions to the journal until January 15, at noon. We are currently accepting submissions of prose, longform prose, and poetry. Sign up for Ploughshares’ new print + archive subscription to receive four print issues a year, complete access to 45+ years of the archives, and free submissions while you’re a current subscriber. Find more information at: pshares.org.

  • Posted December 13, 2018

    Contest and Fellowships to Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

    • Blurb

      Deadlines: February 1; March 25, 2019
      Conference dates: June 9–15 & 16–22, 2019; Martha's Vineyard, MA
      This year The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is offering over $10,000 in Fellowships for writers to join us for our 10th Anniversary Summer Writers' Conference on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, MA. Full and Partial Fellowships available for Parent-Writers, Educators, Writers of Color, and Emerging Poets and Authors. www.mvicw.com

    Posted December 13, 2018

    Poetry and Short Story Prizes from BkMk Press

    • Subtitle John Ciardi Prize for Poetry/G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/19
    • Big Title Poetry and Short Story Prizes from BkMk Press
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2019
      $1,000 and book publication for the winners of the annual John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Submission fees: $25 by mail, $30 via Submittable. Guidelines available here. Founded in 1971, BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative essays. Prize-winning books have received reviews or features in: Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Foreword Reviews, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and won or placed in the Poets' Prize, Eric Hoffer, IPPY, Foreword, Chautauqua, Balcones Fiction, Devil's Kitchen.

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    Posted December 13, 2018

    Kenyon Review Inaugural Short Nonfiction Contest

    • Subtitle Short Nonfiction Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title Kenyon Review Inaugural Short Nonfiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      The Kenyon Review is accepting submissions to its inaugural Short Nonfiction Contest through December 31st. The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of nonfiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer. Geeta Kothari, the nonfiction editor of the Kenyon Review and author of the recent collection I Brake for Moose and Other Stories, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short essays in the Mar/Apr 2020 issue, and the winner will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2019 Writers Workshop in Gambier, Ohio. www.kenyonreview.org/contests/short-nonfiction-contest/

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  • Posted December 13, 2018

    Lovers of Literature: Gift the BEST Words in the BEST Order

    The Antioch Review is a great gift for the selective reader as well as the budding professional. With the holidays just around the corner, may we suggest giving the gift of literature to those you know and love? Authors published in our pages are included in Best American Anthologies and Pushcart Prizes and are the recipients of prominent literary awards. review.antiochcollege.org

  • Posted December 12, 2018

    Accepting CNF, Fiction, Poetry, & Flash

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

    The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash fiction for both its online publication and its Spring 2019 print issue (Vol. 04 No. 01). We pay for both print and online publication. We publish poets and writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue: flexiblepersona.com.

    Posted December 12, 2018

    Call for Submissions: SHANTIH Journal

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    SHANTIH Journal is an online literary journal based out of Tempe, AZ and Chicago, IL. SHANTIH is seeking works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, flash prose, drama, art, and photography. There is no cost for submissions. For more details, visit shantihjournal.org/submit-to-issue-3-2/.

  • Posted December 11, 2018

    International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open

    • Subtitle International Literary Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 2/28/19
    • Big Title International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 28, 2019
      Penelope Niven Prize in CNF (Judged by Melissa Febos), Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction (Judged by Jennine Crucet), & Rita Dove Prize in Poetry (Judged by Marilyn Nelson). Early bird submission fee of $10 for entries submitted prior to 1 December; Submission fee of $15 afterwards. First prize of $1000 in each genre; $150 honorable mention. Complete guidelines on our website: internationalliteraryawards.org/2019/competition.

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  • Posted December 10, 2018

    DISQUIET Literary Prize

    • Subtitle DISQUIET Literary Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/10/19
    • Big Title DISQUIET Literary Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 10, 2019
      Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Three winners will be published in Granta.com (fiction), NinthLetter.com (nonfiction), or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the ninth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 23 – July 5, 2019. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will also be considered for financial aid. Submission fee: $15. Website: disquietinternational.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted December 7, 2018

    Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Anthology

    Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted December 7, 2018

    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 December 7, 2018

    Full Bleed Seeks New Writing for its Machines Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 10, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Full Bleed, an annual print journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its third issue. We publish criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive a modest honorarium for their work. For Issue 3, we are especially interested in submissions that concern machines. For more details visit www.full-bleed.org/submit.

    Posted December 7, 2018

    Arts & Letters Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Arts & Letters is seeking work that doesn’t try too hard to grab our attention, but rather guides it toward the human voice and its perpetual struggle into language. We’re open to both formal and experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; we’re also open to work that defies classification. Above all, we look for work in which we can feel writers surprising themselves. Send us your best work before the end of January! Although we have a small submission fee, our contributors do get paid. Go to our website to submit: artsandletters.gcsu.edu.

    Posted December 6, 2018

    Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. We pay $10 per accepted piece via Paypal.

    Posted December 6, 2018

    Aji Calls for All Things Emerald…

    • Deadline info Deadline: Until filled.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Aji magazine invites poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, graphic art, and photography on any subject. For our Spring 2019 issue, we are especially interested in all things emerald—emerald cities, emerald isles, green-eyed monsters, velvet curtains, malachite, the bottom of a wine bottle, the mysterious green cicada, the shallows of the Green River. Send your gems to www.ajimagazine.com. Submissions will close when the issue is full, probably early to mid-January 2019.

  • Posted December 6, 2018

    2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title 2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication and fifty copies. Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1–December 31, 2018. Press 53 publisher and editor in chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2019; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2019. Complete details and a list of previous winners at www.Press53.com/award-for-short-fiction.

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    Posted December 5, 2018

    Mistake House Magazine Open to Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018 to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.

  • Posted December 5, 2018

    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 December 5, 2018

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Subtitle The Crazyhorse Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      From January 1 to January 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry. Submit fiction and nonfiction manuscripts of up to 25 pages or 1-3 poems via Submittable. Winners in each genre receive $2,000 & publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse; all entries will be considered for publication. For more information and a list of our judges, visit crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes/.

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    Posted December 5, 2018

    2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards

    • Subtitle Georgia Author of the Year Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      The 55th annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards are now accepting nominations for books and poetry chapbooks published in 2018 by an author who was a resident of Georgia when the nominated book or chapbook was written although they may have moved out state or by an author who is currently living in Georgia when the book is nominated. Winners and finalists in nineteen categories will be announced at a gala June 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Please visit the following link for the complete guidelines: authoroftheyear.org.

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    Posted December 5, 2018

    Gemini Magazine 9th Annual Poetry Open

    • Subtitle Poetry Open
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/2/19
    • Big Title Gemini Magazine 9th Annual Poetry Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 2, 2019
      Gemini Magazine offers a prize of $1,000 for a single poem of any length. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee: $7 for three poems. Deadline: January 2. All six winners will be published online in our March 2019 issue. We have no rules. We are open to any type of poetry, any subject, any style. Rhyming or non-rhyming. Traditional or non-traditional. Anyone writing in English is eligible. All entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. All entries are also considered for publication in future issues. Read previous winners and enter at www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html.

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  • Posted December 4, 2018

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

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
    • 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. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted December 4, 2018

    Palooka: Seeking Artwork, Photography, Graphic Narratives, Comic Strips, Poetry, Prose

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

    Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published artists, photographers, and writers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted December 4, 2018

    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 December 4, 2018

    2018 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Jewish Poetry Award

    • Subtitle Anna Davidson Rosenberg Jewish Poetry Award
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/19
    • Big Title 2018 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Jewish Poetry Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2019
      The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards on the Jewish experience were established by Nedda Fratkin, Marvin Rosenberg, and Violet Ginsburg in memory of their mother, Anna Rosenberg, née Davidson in 1987. The contest is open to all writers exploring the Jewish experience (irrespective of author's ethnicity or religious affiliation). Fee: $3.00 per poem. $250 for first place. www.poeticamagazine.com

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    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 December 3, 2018

    Robots

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Old steam powered robots day’s ended with the introduction of artificial intelligence. Be as nostalgic as you like about the “Boiler Men” who fought side by side with Teddy Roosevelt on San Juan Hill, but these “mechanical men” hardly compare to today’s Synthetic Citizens®. We are happy to read stories of approximately 50 words regarding robots, but what we are specifically interested in is artificial intelligence. AI in robot bodies or perhaps not. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General details and guidelines on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

    Posted December 3, 2018

    2018-19 Backbone Press Chapbook Competition

    • Subtitle Chapbook Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 1/30/19
    • Big Title 2018-19 Backbone Press Chapbook Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 30, 2019
      We are dedicated to publishing and advancing voices of color. Our 2018-19 Chapbook Competition is underway! Poets of all levels are encouraged to submit. See website for full guidelines: backbonepress.org/submissions/2018-chapbook-competition/.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    Sixteen Rivers Press Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts

    • Subtitle https://www.sixteenrivers.org/submit-work/
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 2/1/19
    • Big Title Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 1, 2019
      We invite book-length poetry manuscripts between November 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. All manuscripts will be read blind, and typically one or two manuscripts are selected for publication. The winner/s will be announced on the Press’s website in early summer, 2019. Selected manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2021. Sixteen Rivers Press is a nonprofit, shared-work poetry collective. Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment, devoting an average of eight hours per month. For further guidelines, visit our website at: www.sixteenrivers.org/submit-work/.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    New Issues Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle New Issues Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/30/18
    • Big Title New Issues Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 30, 2018
      For a full-length manuscript (40+ pages) of poetry by a debut poet. Open to poets who have not published a full-length collection of poetry. Submission fee: $25. Judge: Jericho Brown. Send to: New Issues Prize / New Issues / 1903 W. Michigan Ave. / Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5463, or submit online at: newissuespoetryprose.submittable.com. Recent winners include Chet'la Sebree, Nina Puro, Courtney Kampa, and Abdul Ali.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    5K, 3K Prize

    • Subtitle Everett Southwest Literary Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/15/18
    • Big Title 5K, 3K Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2018
      Everett Southwest Literary Award is open! 5K for 1st prize and 3K for 2nd prize Short Story collections by authors living in OR writing about Texas, Oklahoma, or New Mexico. See website for details: sites.uco.edu/la/english/everett/.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    Sonder Press Seeks Fiction & Nonfiction Chapbooks for 2019 Prize

    • Subtitle Chapbook Competition
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title Sonder Press Seeks Fiction & Nonfiction Chapbooks for 2019 Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      Sonder Press seeks well-written, engaging chapbook-length works of short fiction and nonfiction—crafted with care, precision, and a penchant for language—for its annual Chapbook Competition. Prizes include $300 and publication. We wish to be transported, rearranged, and awakened; we want distinct visions rendered in piercing prose. Storytelling which throbs the gut and burns the throat; which examines the peculiar, the off-angles and edges, the resplendent, churning pulse of human experience. Website: www.thesonderpress.com. Guidelines: www.thesonderpress.com/chapbook-competition.

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    Posted November 30, 2018

    Edify Fiction Call for Submissions: Send us your Pain

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Edify Fiction seeks submissions for a special, themed issue. Send us your poetry, artwork, photography, short story, flash fiction, and (for this issue only) creative nonfiction and personal essays on the topic of pain. Edify us with your insights, experiences, and journeys into physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual pain. Please read our submission guidelines and past issues to get a feel for the type of pieces we publish: www.edifyfiction.com.

    Posted November 30, 2018

    Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press seeks fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the 2019 issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors accepted for print publication receive payment, online author interview in SPLASH!, and author profile in the HWP Contributor Showcase. All submissions considered for the 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with a $250 cash award, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside their work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited Decision for seven day response and Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

  • Posted November 30, 2018

    Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

    • Blurb

      May 9-12, 2019; Brevard, North Carolina
      Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
      Admissions decisions will be based on manuscript evaluation. Apply via Submittable. Decisions will be announced by March 15, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 12 per workshop. There will be one fiction workshop, one nonfiction workshop and one poetry workshop. Conference cost is $475 and includes workshops, all meals and receptions, and campus housing in a private room. Cost without campus housing is $325. Some scholarships are available. No fee to apply. Visit www.lgrwc.org for complete conference information.

  • Posted November 30, 2018

    2019 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest Now Accepting Submissions

    • Subtitle 2019 Rising Writer Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest Now Accepting Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      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 submission period opens November 1, 2018 and closes January 31, 2019 (Eastern Time). The judge for the 2019 contest is poet Stacey Waite. www.autumnhouse.org/submissions/rising-writers/

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    Posted November 30, 2018

    Nowhere Magazine Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest

    • Subtitle Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title Nowhere Magazine Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      A prize of $1,000 and publication in Nowhere Magazine is given twice yearly for a travel-specific short story, long-form creative nonfiction piece, poem, or essay that possesses a powerful sense of place, character or time. Unpublished and published pieces that have not previously been chosen as a contest winner are eligible. Submit your 800- to 5,000-word piece with a $20 entry fee by December 31, 2018, at nowheremag.com/contests. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted November 30, 2018

    The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

    • Subtitle The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize is extending its deadline to December 31, 2018. The prize is awarded for a book-length collection of nonfiction essays. The winner receives $1,000, publication, 50 author copies, and distribution through Casemate Group in Fall 2019. $25 fee per entry. To enter and view our guidelines visit: www.bauhanpublishing.com/the-monadnock-essay-collection-prize/.

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    Posted November 29, 2018

    Voice of Eve Seeking Women's Poetry Submissions

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

    Voice of Eve is seeking women’s poetry. Our hope is to build a community of women who can be empowered by sharing and reading each other’s work. We believe strength comes in unity with diversity and ultimately it is love that binds us. Please visit www.voiceofeve.net/submissions.

    Posted November 28, 2018

    Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 12

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Split Rock Review, an online literary journal, seeks poetry, short creative nonfiction (up to 1,000 words), graphic narratives, comics, art, and photography for Issue 12 (Spring 2019). We love work that explores place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Reading period: November 1 – December 30. Please visit our submission guidelines and check out our past issues at www.splitrockreview.org. We look forward to receiving your work!


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