NewPages Fall 2017 LitPak
Browse fliers for calls for submissions, conferences and MFA programs, writing contests, new issue and title announcements, subscriptions and classroom adoptions, and more! Please feel free to print, post, and share the fliers.
Calls for Submissions
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Anomalous Press publishes books, chapbooks, and letterpress broadsides, a blog with monthly features, as well as the biannual online journal Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat). We provide a platform for works of art that challenge conventions of form and format, voice and genre. We are committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, and gender nonconforming artists. Submissions accepted November 1 - March 1. www.anomalouspress.org
Call for Submissions: BLR’s Theme Issue on Displacement
Deadline: January 1, 2018
Bellevue Literary Review seeks submissions for a themed issue that explores the idea of displacement, both literal and metaphorical. Fiction, nonfiction (5,000 words max). Poetry (3 poems max). We welcome submissions for this issue through January 1, 2018. See complete guidelines and submit at www.blreview.org.
Call for Submissions: Diversity and the Arts
Deadline: November 5, 2017
For our Spring/Summer 2018 issue, Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts, Nimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea of the arts as a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives. We also invite writing that addresses and confronts the times when the arts have not been as diverse as they could be—including the present. Poetry may be up to 8 pages; fiction/creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. For complete guidelines, email or visit our website: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.
Fourth Genre Call for Submissions Open Reading Period
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at msupress.org/journals/fg/.
Interim Welcomes Submissions Twice Yearly
Deadline: December 1 – March 1; June 1 – September 1, 2017
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. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches. www.interimpoetics.org
The RavensPerch Call for Submissions
The RavensPerch, nominated 2017 Top 100 Blogs On The Web, seeks established and emerging writers. We are interested in work that attaches itself to memory as well as stimulates the imagination. Force us to take a second (third, or more) look. Poetry may be classical form, free verse, or narrative poems. In other words, you are just the writer/artist The RavensPerch wants to publish. Welcome aboard. www.theravensperch.com
Submit Your Work for Our First National Issue!
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Sand Hills, Augusta University's premiere little magazine, has been committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual artwork since 1973. Formerly an AU student-only publication, Sand Hills now seeks the best work created by all U.S. residents. All submissions are read blind. A $200 prize will be awarded in the following genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art. sandhillsmagazine.submittable.com
Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses-borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit.
Conferences, Workshops, & Writing Programs
Arkansas Writer's MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas
Start your writing career at the Arkansas Writer's MFA Workshop. Join an active literary community that includes the Oxford American and Arkana online literary journal. Enjoy a high faculty-student ratio in this small program where faculty are dedicated to student success. In our first five years, five alumni have published books and published work in national outlets such as The Rumpus, The Washington Post and the Denver Quarterly. Will you be the next one? See our web page for application information and check out our blog. uca.edu/ftcw/mfa-in-creative-writing/
Back To "Back-To-The-Land"
Vermont's Arts-Educator of the Year, Peter Gould wrote the fantasy fiction Burnt Toast in 1972: the first published novel about the "back-to-the-land" movement. His political play "A Peasant of El Salvador" received two national Human Rights Awards. Peter's Young Adult novel, Write Naked, won the 2009 National Green Earth Book Award for its eco-content. Horse-Drawn Yogurt is his new long-awaited memoir of ten years on a Vermont farm commune. His live book events, with history, writing prompts, and audience participation, are guaranteed to engage, instruct, and inspire in classrooms and lecture halls around the U.S.A. More info: petergouldvermont.com.
Cedar Crest College Low-Residency Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing
Applications accepted year-round.
Join us on a creative journey and work toward the completion of your master’s degree and a publishable work of literature. Study fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or travel writing with award-winning faculty-authors in inspiring locations across Europe. The program unites gifted student-authors from around the world for three 15-day intensive workshops, held during the first two weeks of July in locations that are rich in culture and literary significance: Dublin, Ireland; Barcelona, Spain; and Vienna, Austria. The remainder of your studies take place on your time and in your home. Visit mfa.cedarcrest.edu to learn more and apply.
The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference at ASU
Registration Deadline: December 31, 2017
Feb 22 - 24, 2018; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference (Feb 22 – 24, 2018 at Arizona State University) is three days of craft talks, panels, workshops, and presentations that aims to provide writers with tools and resources to develop their skills, advance their practice, and further their careers. Our faculty are award-winning authors, agents, editors, and educators from all backgrounds and genres within the literary field, ranging from poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to memoir, young adult science fiction, fantasy, crime fiction, publishing, translation, graphic novels, hybrid, and more. Register before December 31st, 2017 and receive $50 off. Learn more at piper.asu.edu/conference.
Florida International University's MFA Program in Creative Writing
Applications accepted year-round.
The Creative Writing MFA at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus—whose alums include Dennis Lehane, Patricia Engel, and Richard Blanco, and many others—offers small seminars, intense mentoring, and a dedicated faculty who are highly successful working writers. Students gain hands-on experience with publishing and editing via our literary journal, Gulf Stream Magazine, and The Florida Book Review; they meet and hear visiting authors at our Lawrence Sanders Award Lecture and the Writers on the Bay Reading Series. It is a tightly-knit community of writers working amidst the tropical beauty, social diversity, and cultural dynamism of Miami. Les Standiford (Director), Lynne Barrett, Denise Duhamel, John Dufrense, Debra Dean, Campbell McGrath, Julie Marie Wade. english.fiu.edu/creative-writing/mfa
Low-Residency MFA at Augsburg University
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Designed for people who need to stay close to home for most of the year, the low-residency MFA program at Augsburg revolves around an annual ten day summer residency. Designed like a literary festival, it includes workshops, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings from morning to night. During the fall and spring semesters, our students work remotely with a mentor in their chosen field: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting or playwriting. In addition to offering courses of study in these genres, we offer career-enhancing concentrations in teaching and translation, and operate a student-run publishing house that publishes one book per year. augsburg.edu/mfa
MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University—
Complete Funding Packages Available
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, a diverse community with all of the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan setting, is located three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Students in the MFA program specialize in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, pursuing half of their coursework in creative writing workshops and half in literature and theory seminars. The program requires completion of a creative thesis and features small, rigorous workshops and seminars. Thesis hours are conducted one-on-one with individual faculty. Students also curate our national literary magazine, Swamp Ape Review. www.fau.edu/english/mfa/
MFA in Creative Writing at SIUE launches Fall 2018
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2018
Our new three-year program offers specializations in fiction and poetry, and is especially tailored to students who are interested in exploring a variety of career paths. At the center of our unique curriculum is a one-year service-learning component, Writer in the World, that will prepare students for meaningful employment in or outside of academia, and help them sustain a rewarding artistic life beyond graduation. Students will also have the opportunity to study literary editing and work with Sou’wester. Edwardsville, Illinois is just twenty minutes from a thriving literary and arts scene in St. Louis. siue.edu/grad/creative-writing.
Odyssey Writing Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Writers
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
Take Your Writing to the Next Level
Hofstra University offers an MFA in Creative Writing program with concentrations in fiction, poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction. 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 workshop 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
Todos Santos Writers Workshop 2018
Registration Deadline: December 15, 2017
January 27 - February 3, 2018; Todos Santos, Baja California sur, Mexico
In our fifth year! Seven-day intensive for writers at all levels in our Pueblo Magico by the Pacific. Faculty: Christopher Merrill (poetry); Jeanne McCulloch (memoir); Gordon Chaplin (fiction); Rex Weiner (journalism); Merrill Feitell (short story/essay); Guest writers: Jonathan Penner, Ellen Waterston, Robert Houston. “What better place to read, write, and talk about the art and craft of writing than Todos Santos, where all the saints of the sea and sky watch over you?” Christopher Merrill, Director, International Writing Program, University of Iowa. www.todossantoswritersworkshop.com
University of New Orleans Creative Writing Low Residency MFA and Writing Workshops Abroad
Write yourself the adventure of a lifetime! Our workshops are designed to help you evolve as a writer with individual attention from a faculty of prize-winning authors. UNO's innovative Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing combines distance learning with study abroad. During the fall and spring semesters, you will take part in online workshops, literature, and craft classes. Every summer, you will attend a month-long summer residency in Ireland or Italy where you interact face-to-face with classmates and a diverse group of renowned writers. Applications for the summer residencies accepted October through May, and the MFA application deadlines are October 1 for spring, and March 15 for the fall/summer. Your adventure awaits! inst.uno.edu/writing/
University of San Francisco MFA in Writing Program
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
Our 2 1/2-year program offers students a personalized learning experience with access to San Francisco’s vital literary community. Students focus on fiction (including the novel), poetry, or nonfiction and may cross genres. In small workshops and seminars, students work closely with award-winning writers. Thesis instruction provides one-on-one mentoring with faculty for two semesters. The Reading Series brings acclaimed writers to campus. Students have the opportunity to gain professional development and to work on our journal Switchback. Merit fellowships, including a fully-funded biannual poetry fellowship, teaching assistantships, and post-graduate teaching fellowships are offered. www.usfca.edu/mfaw
Write in the Middle of Things at UMSL
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
The MFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis provides and intimate and supportive community for writers to hone their craft. 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/
Writers in Paradise 2018
Application Deadline: November 15, 2017
January 13-20, 2018; Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
Located on the coast of Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Fourteenth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise offers workshops, craft talks, panels, Q&As, readings, book signings and receptions with our award-winning faculty and guests. Our 2018 lineup includes: Russell Banks, Lan Samantha Chang, Tim Dorsey, Andre Dubus III, Ann Hood, Major Jackson, Laura Lippman, Laura McCaffrey, Peter Meinke, Ana Menendez, Stewart O’Nan, Cathie Pelletier, Michael Ruhlman, Les Standiford, Helen Wallace, Sterling Watson, agent Alexis Hurley, editor Colleen Lawrie and more. Over 20 fellowships and scholarships available. Learn more and apply at writersinparadise.com.
New & Forthcoming Releases
Announcing: Epic Poem Delves into Cree Myth to Address Violence among Indigenous Men
In the book of ayâs, Neal McLeod takes his place among the great Indigenous storytellers of the continent. With his stories of ayâs—a traditional Cree figure who undergoes exile and encounters a dark spirit—McLeod sheds light on the experiences of contemporary Indigenous men struggling with the legacies of colonial violence. "With the revival of kinêhiyawêwinaw (our Cree language)," he writes, "we can awaken the old horse songs of our ancestors and sing our beings back to wholeness and light." the book of ayâs is the third collection of poetry in University of Regina Press's Oskana Poetry & Poetics series. For more information on this series, please visit uofrpress.ca. Publication of this title is under delay.
Broken Wing: A Must-Read Novel
An allegorical tale about a blackbird trapped in the inhospitable north country for the winter and a man who lives a solitary life of nurturing attentiveness, Broken Wing is a story of loneliness and tenacity, as well as race and what it is like to be a minority in a strange place. A tale of the natural world and the wonder of birds’ lives, Broken Wing is told with simple, dignified prose that take on the timeless, mythic aura of a folktale. Multi-genre and highly readable; perfect for young adults and adults alike. greenwriterspress.com/book/broken-wing/
Lithic Press New Books
Lithic Press is an independent publisher of fine books of poetry. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Each of the writers of the books on our flyer is connected to a university writing program. Our books have been used for classes at Colorado State University, University of New Mexico, Texas Tech University, Colorado Mesa University and elsewhere. Lithic offers a 40% wholesale discount to bookstores. Books may be purchased directly from lithicpress.com or from our distributor, Small Press Distribution, spdbooks.org.
A Remarkable New Storytelling Collection in America’s History
Vermont writer Cardy Raper’s An American Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1900s is the first book in Green Writers Press’s place-based history series. This book (sometimes sad, sometimes humorous, sometimes scandalous) is the real-life tale of seven brothers and one sister who grew up dirt poor on a worn-out tobacco farm in North Carolina. With strong parental guidance, these siblings went on to achieve distinguished careers in a variety of fields. greenwriterspress.com/book/an-american-harvest/
Weber—The Contemporary West, Fall 2017
This fall, Weber—The Contemporary West will feature interviews with prominent author, Anthony Doerr, and the New York Times best-selling author, Cristina García. This issue will feature a special excerpt from the theater adaptation of García's sixth novel, King of Cuba. Our fall issue will feature artwork by Utah native, Jim Jacobs, and additional literary works from authors such as Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier, Walter Metz, James Grabill, Esteban Rodríguez, Muesser Yeniay, and more. www.weber.edu/weberjournal
Words of a Feather
Deerbrook Editions is a literary small press publishing noteworthy and emerging authors in well-designed trade books. Our mission is to provide literature that is relevant and stimulating and to support authors by giving them a wider audience. Our garden is one of books. We plant seeds of intellect and harvest nourishment. If you value art and culture, you are in the right place to find something fruitful for the eye and mind. Our three Graces are Reading, Writing, and Teaching. We plow earnings back into books. Learn more about new and past titles by visiting our website: www.deerbrookeditions.com.
Subscriptions & Classroom Adoptions
Meat for Tea: A Textbook for the Modern Classroom
Awards and Accolades: over 10 years in print; new issues printed quarterly; two-time winner of the New England Book Show; a unique classroom text. Meat for Tea makes a point of publishing emerging writers and artists as well as established ones. www.meatfortea.com
Save 40% on Tiferet Journal
Foster peace through literature & art by subscribing to Tiferet Journal at a discount! Just $14.95 brings you one print issue and three digital issues filled with fabulous fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. Visit tiferetjournal.com/subscribenewpages/.
Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary & Art Journal
Sinister Wisdom is the longest-running multicultural lesbian literary and art journal. Founded in 1976, Sinister Wisdom publishes four issues each year. Subscribe, or renew your subscription, to Sinister Wisdom today and support the oldest lesbian multicultural literary & art journal at sinisterwisdom.org/subscribe. Sinister Wisdom welcomes submissions from lesbians and reads throughout the year. Please review what we publish, our submission guidelines and style guidelines prior to submitting at sinisterwisdom.org/submit. Sinister Wisdom accepts 1-2 interns each semester to work in our Tampa, FL office or remotely. Email resume for consideration to .
2018 Colorado Prize for Poetry
Deadline: January 14, 2018
$2,000 honorarium and book publication: Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2018. $25 reading fee (add $3 to submit online) includes subscription to Colorado Review. Final judge is John Yau; 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 coloradoprize.colostate.edu or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.
2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize
Deadline: January 15, 2018
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. $20 entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle. More information: www.rattle.com/chapbooks/guidelines/.
Annual Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Philadelphia Stories hosts the annual Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize to celebrate poets of all backgrounds, experience, and styles. The prize includes a $1,000 cash award and invitation to the awards event in Philadelphia. This year's judge is Dilruba Ahmed whose debut book Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press, 2011) won the Bakeless Prize. Deadline: November 15, 2017. Visit www.philadelphiastories.org for details.
Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
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, or up to three poems. Please limit prose to 6,000 words. Fee includes one-year subscription. For more information, visit us at: bhreview.org.
december Magazine - 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize
Deadline: December 15, 2017
december Magazine seeks submissions for our 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. This year’s judge Luis Rodriguez is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist, and was the 2014-2016 Los Angeles Poet Laureate. Prizes: $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention); all finalists will be published in the 2018 Spring/Summer awards issue. Submit up to 3 poems for $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the awards issue. Submit October 1 to December 15. For complete guidelines please visit our website: decembermag.org/2018-jeff-marks-memorial-poetry-prize/.
The Fiddlehead’s 27th Annual Literary Contest is Now Open!
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Two categories: poetry & short fiction. Prizes in each category: $2000 CAD for winner + publication payment and $250 CAD for 2 honourable mentions + publication payment. Winning entries published in The Fiddlehead 275 (Spring 2018). No simultaneous submissions; no previously published works. Short fiction submission: 1 story (6,000 words max). Poetry submission: 3 poems max, 100 lines max per poem. One entry is one submission in one genre. Entry Fee: $30 in Canada; $36 elsewhere. Includes one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead. Complete details at thefiddlehead.ca/contest.
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Deadline: October 31, 2017
The 18th Annual James Hearst Poetry Prize is currently accepting entries. First Prize receives $1,000 plus publication in North American Review. Deadline: October 31, 2017. This year’s judge is Eduardo C. Corral. Enter online at northeramericanreview.org. For more information email: .
Tartt First Fiction Award
Deadline: December 31 (annual)
The thirteenth annual Tartt First Fiction Award is now open for submissions. Twenty-dollar entry fee, stories may have been previously published in magazines. Author not to have had a previous story collection published. Novels, nonfiction, or poetry collections do not disqualify. www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu