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NewPages Winter 2017 LitPak - AWP Edition

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

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bioStories Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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bioStories Call for Submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.
bioStories is an online literary magazine of creative nonfiction focused on biography and autobiography. We publish weekly “feature essays”, semi-annual digital issues, and digital and print thematic anthologies. We read submissions year round for essays keeping with our tradition of “sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives,” and run two annual thematic contests. Writers are encouraged to visit the website to gain a full sense of our reading tastes and literary mission of presenting exceptional writers exploring the subtleties of the lives we might otherwise overlook. Full submission guidelines are available by visiting:

Driftwood Press Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)

Submissions accepted year-round.
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 literary criticism, 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.

Lalitamba Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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Lalitamba: Call for Submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.
Lalitamba is a journal of international writings for liberation. What to submit? Anything you like (fiction, poetry, essays, plays, interviews, photographs, line drawings). We’re open. We publish creative work that illuminates life’s challenges, purpose, and awakenings. Lalitamba was founded in 2004, during a pilgrimage through India, and is published annually by Chintamani Books in New York City. Find full submission guidelines at (Book-length manuscripts may be submitted to Chintamani Books.)

Michigan Quarterly Review Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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MQR Accepting Electronic Submissions Beginning in March

Submissions accepted year round.
Beginning in March, Michigan Quarterly Review will accept electronic submissions through Submittable. We will continue to accept paper submissions as well. Please check out our website for submission guidelines and to explore MQR’s wide-ranging collection of essays, personal nonfiction, interviews, fiction, poetry, and book reviews designed for the intellectually adventurous.

The New Engagement Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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The New Engagement is Accepting General and Prize Submissions!

Founded in July 2016, The New Engagement is a monthly online and quarterly print journal that publishes original short stories, novel excerpts, poetry, essays, plays, as well as paintings, illustrations, graphic art, photography, and short films or feature film excerpts. The social consciousness in the work from our contributors comes from an intensely personal place. We at TNE believe that the personal IS political, that expression IS exploration, and that the autobiographical nature of the material we tout provides the foundation for cultural and societal examination. Though most of what we publish comes from the LGBTQI, POC, black, and indigenous communities, we also welcome submissions from those whose voices and visions fall outside those spheres.

The RavesnPerch Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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The RavensPerch Call for Submissions

The RavensPerch is an independent literary magazine now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Our mission is to promote emerging voices, support established writers, unite writers across generations, and help launch careers of unknown writers. We welcome traditional forms, and we are certainly not afraid of experimentation. We love voices with a keen attention to crafting imagery and language. We want to be surprised by truths told in fresh ways. We publish writers who are daring enough to break our hearts with delight and force us to want more.

Hofstra University MFA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Take Your Writing to the Next Level at Hofstra University

Submissions accepted year-round.
Hofstra University offers an MFA in Creative Writing program that allows students to pursue a curriculum that is guided by a diverse and distinguished faculty, and mixes workshop with literature and craft courses. And Hofstra offers two literary journals for your work: AMP ( and Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art (—both magazines are currently accepting submissions for Spring 2017.

The Timberline Review Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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The Timberline Review Summer/Fall 2017 Call for Submissions

Deadline: April 30, 2017
The Timberline Review, a literary journal published in the Pacific Northwest, seeks previously unpublished short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and essays for the Summer/Fall 2017 issue. Submission period open through April 30. All the details at "...if we don't catch and trade and foment and spark and share stories of substance and pop and verve and zest and pith and fury, we will be slathered by an endless insipid ocean of sales pitches and lies. And that would be a shame." - Brian Doyle, author of Martin, Marten.


Conferences, Workshops, & Writing Programs

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University of Iowa School of Social Work Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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4-Day Creative Writing Seminar for Helping Professionals

For 25 years, the University of Iowa, School of Social Work has offered a 4 day creative writing seminar for helping professionals. Held on the UI campus, the seminar combines the teaching of writing skills with speakers who use writing in their professional practice with a variety of populations. July 21-24, 2017.

All Write Now! Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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All Write Now! Annual Writers' Conference 2017

Registration Deadline: June 26, 2017
July 15-16, 2017; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
All Write Now! Writers’ Conference 2017 July 15th (conference), July 16th (Master Classes), Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Illustrator’s Contest & Master Classes have been added to an already quality-packed writers’ experience! Visit to see how AWN! 2017 can make you a better writer, inspire your next masterpiece, or connect you with an agent or publisher to help further your writing goals. Join us for workshops, pitches, networking, contests, or critiques while having a fabulous time along the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” –Mark Twain

Saint Leo University MA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Begin the Next Chapter in Your Creative Life

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
July 15-22, 2017; Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Saint Leo University’s Master of Arts in Creative Writing gives aspiring fiction writers, essayists, memoirists, and poets the tools to begin a new phase of their creative life as a professional writer. We offer one-on-one mentoring with published authors, using an individually designed program of study. We are also the only graduate creative writing program with an optional track of study in war literature and writing by and for veterans.

Manhattanville College MFA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Creative Writers, Creating a Literary Community

Manhattanville College’s MFA program is a unique, creatively nourishing literary community just 30 minutes outside New York City, with competitive tuition and affordable on-campus housing options. Our faculty are authors who will help you transform your writing; our alumni keep coming back for more. Want to check us out? Come to Manhattanville College’s 32nd Summer Writers Week, June 19-23. Workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and writing for young adults. Joseph O’Neill is our keynote. Panels on graphic novels, arts in social justice, manuscript preparation, and more. Learn about us at or send inquiries to MFA Director Lori Soderlind at .

North Carolina Writers Network AWP 2017 LitPak flier

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Find Your Community with the North Carolina Writers' Network

After graduation, how will you find community? The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves writers of all types. We provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, and support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina. NCWN believes writing is necessary both for self-expression and a healthy community, that well-written words connect people across time and distance, and that the deeply satisfying experiences of writing and reading should be available to everyone. Join us with Promo Code: NCWNAWP.

Image Text MFA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Image Text MFA at Ithaca College

Priority Scholarship Deadline: February 1 (annual)
The Ithaca College low-residency Image Text MFA is a unique terminal degree program focused on the intersection of writing and photography. Students in our exploratory, flexible, and innovative twenty-five month program will work directly with faculty and visiting artists during three annual month-long summer sessions in Ithaca, New York and during two annual week-long winter sessions in our New York, Los Angeles, or London centers.  During the fall and spring academic terms, students will pursue independent study in close consultation with their faculty advisors.

Johns Hopkins MA in Writing Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Learn About Johns Hopkins MA in Writing Program

Whether writing is your passion or your profession, acquire or enhance your writing craft skills and career potential with a Master of Arts in Writing, Science Writing, or Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Through over 20 years of success in helping writers achieve an array of creative and professional goals, a part-time MA offered at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Advanced Academic Programs will challenge, cultivate, and expand your knowledge. The MA in Writing offers an array of courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more at our Washington D.C. Center, or on our main Homewood Campus in Baltimore. The varied Science Writing and Teaching Writing courses are all offered online.

Kansas State University MA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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MA in Creative Writing and Literature, Kansas State University

Application Deadline: Rolling
Master's students in Creative Writing at Kansas State University work with award-winning faculty in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction and prepare for careers in writing, teaching, and editing. Recent graduates have won the AWP Intro Journals Project and the Wick Poetry Prize, entered top MFA programs, and published in prestigious journals. Students have the opportunity to work on Touchstone literary magazine, teach in our Young Writers' Workshop, and take courses in children's literature. Recent guests in our Visiting Writers Series include Lauren Groff, Ross Gay, and Roxane Gay. Deadline for fall admission: August 1; GTA applications encouraged earlier. Visit

Eastern Michigan University MA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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MA in Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University

Distinguished as one of the only interdisciplinary programs for creative writing in the country, we provide a rich space for exploring the relationships between poetry and poetics, experimental prose, cultural translation, community service, pedagogy, and contemporary arts. The MA emphasizes the importance of aesthetic risk and social application, while offering opportunities for writers to explore multiple arts and mixed genres, sound and performance, digital technologies and new media, as well as community-based and collaborative projects, innovative curating, and alternative publishing. Visit: Faculty: Rob Halpern, Carla Harryman, Christine Hume, Matthew Kirkpatrick.

Coastal Carolina University MAW Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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MA in Writing at Coastal Carolina University

Application Deadline: May 15 and November 15
A two-year program near Myrtle Beach that offers extensive study in creative writing plus coursework in composition and rhetoric, linguistics, literature, and professional and technical writing. We provide project-based learning supported by an academic press, an acclaimed literary journal, and opportunities to teach college composition classes. Graduates are prepared for a variety of professional opportunities and for continued study in MFA or PhD programs. Qualified applicants may be awarded graduate assistantships that cover the full cost of tuition. Application deadline: May 15 for fall enrollment, November 15 for spring enrollment. More info:

Arizona State University MFA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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The MFA in Creative Writing at Arizona State University

The ASU MFA in Creative Writing is, and has always been, an unswervingly student-first program. Through small classes, intimate workshops, and one-to-one mentoring, the centuries-old apprenticeship model thrives within the New American University. The program is distinguished by an outstanding faculty that has garnered national and international attention, and it is consistently ranked among the “top-tier” three-year programs in poetry and in fiction. In concert with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of international writing and teaching fellowships.

Midwest Writing Center Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Register for the David R. Collins Writers' Conference

Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 15, 2017
June 22-24, 2017; St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
The Conference will be held at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA June 22-24. Faculty includes Joe Blair, Anaïs Duplan, Abby Saul, Kali Van Baale, and Rachel Yoder, all leading three-day workshops. Plus pitch and critique opportunities, readings, and more! As a special edition, MWC will host a special guest keynote event at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA on June 22. Register at before June 15th for the early bird discount. Full registration starts at $220 plus registration fee, which includes the concluding lunch and admission to the keynote meet and greet on June 22.

Etowah Valley MFA Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Reinhardt University Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA

Application Deadline: April 1
Richard Blanco is the keynote speaker at Reinhardt University’s Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA in July 2017. We emphasize “Story and Place in the New South,” especially writing about place, regional and environmental. In the multicultural New South north of Atlanta, this means rural and urban, Appalachian and African-American, Latino and Asian. We offer Fiction, CNF, Poetry, and Scriptwriting. We house The James Dickey Review and the radio program “Melodically Challenged.” Core faculty includes Stephen Corey, William Wright, Bill Walsh, Raymond Atkins, Michael Morris, Anne Corbitt, Anjali Enjeti, Karen Salyer McElmurray, screenwriter Michael Lucker, playwright Scott Wilkerson. Go to

Rivendell Writers Colony Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Rivendell Writers' Colony Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Residencies

Application Deadline: Rolling
Fostering a community of writers and readers who embrace the life of the book, Rivendell, nestled in the Tennessee woods, provides a deep sense of place and the opportunity to be inspired. We welcome writers of all genres to join us for a two- or four-week residency. Each new applicant will be considered for one of our fellowships. We also offer mini-residencies—between 3-12 days—for those individuals whose schedules don't allow for a full residency. No application is required for a mini-residency. Please visit us at to learn more. Accepting applications for 2017 now.

Writespace Writefest Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Writefest: A Festival for Emerging Writers

March 6-12th, 2017; Silver Street Studios, Houston, TX
Workshop Registration Deadline: February 26, 2017
Writefest is a week-long writers festival taking place March 6-12th, 2017 in Houston, TX. It is hosted by Writespace, Houston's grassroots nonprofit literary arts center. Writefest features a series of Monday-Thursday workshops in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Speculative Fiction, and Poetry. It culminates in a weekend of panels and presentations by national writers and literary journal editors, a Literary Journal Fair, and readings by nationally-recognized authors. This year’s keynote speakers are Ken Liu and Kelly Luce. The 2017 festival is funded by grants from the City of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance. Find out more at

Writers in New York Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Writers in New York: NYU's Undergraduate Summer Program

May 22-June 15; New York City
Writers in New York offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer's life in Greenwich Village. Daily workshops and craft seminars are supplemented by readings and lectures by New York-based writers and publishing professionals. Field trips, cultural activities, readings, and guest lectures constitute an integral component of the program. Faculty include John Murillo, Elissa Schappell, Helen Schulman, Darin Strauss, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Rachel Zucker. Recent visiting writers include Lydia Davis, Geoff Dyer, Matthea Harvey, A. M. Homes, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Eileen Myles.


New & Forthcoming Releases

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Diode Editions Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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Diode Editions: We Beautifully Craft Books, and Fanatically Support Authors.

The people behind Diode Editions are fanatics. We’re fanatical about finding poets whose work stuns and stills us. We’re fanatical about making books that honor our poets and their poems, while also standing alone as beautiful objects. We’re fanatical about supporting and promoting our poets. We love that Diode Editions is a small independent press, and that this allows us to be nimble and daring. It also gives us the freedom to choose books with great care and thoughtfulness. We’re not driven by profit. We’re driven by a love of poetry, and our mission to connect compelling work with readers. We publish established and emerging writers, and our catalog includes T.R. Hummer, Joshua Poteat, Vandana Khanna, sam sax, Philip Metres, Brynn Saito, Traci Brimhall, Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee, and many other amazing voices.

Stand Magazine Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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Stand Magazine

Stand Magazine, one of Britain's oldest literary magazines, announces its new website: In 2017 we are dedicating an issue to recent writing from China including translations of poetry and fiction as well as commentary. After that will be an issue containing articles about the late Geoffrey Hill and some unpublished poems by him. Future issues will also celebrate Tony Harrison’s 80th birthday and the writing of Ken Smith. Stand Magazine can also be found on Facebook.

Truman State University Press Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry and New Releases

Deadline: October 31, 2017
Place your order now for our newest releases in our American Midwest, Poetry, and T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry Series. Browse our online catalog at All website orders receive 15% off. Now accepting submissions for the 2018 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. See for more information.

The Write Place at the Write Time Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Winter-Spring Issue of The Write Place at the Write Time

In an issue of response and reflection, there is a feast of words for the hunger of the times with statements, personal essays, and exercises from a dynamic grouping of best-sellers, instructors, and award-winners. Erica Bauermeister, Janet Fitch, Gwendolen Gross, Frances Mayes, Thomas C. Foster, Alice Hoffman, Don Wallace, and Renée Ashley lend their voices. The issue features poetry representing a potent range of contemporary thought, fiction speaking of love overcoming limits, and nonfiction focusing on empathy, equality, and friendship. Our Craft Box stresses the power of words. The Writers' Challenge has a prize designed to give back to causes that better our world.


Subscriptions & Classroom Adoptions

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Meat for Tea Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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Meat for Tea, Perfect for the Modern Classroom

Meat for Tea has been in print for over ten years and is a two-time New England Book Show winner. This journal publishes work in a range of genres, featuring the work of emerging as well as established artists. A relevant part of a literature, publishing, or creative writing curriculum, Meat for Tea also offers a cost-effective option for your students, with PDFs at only $5 and print issues at $12.

The Fiddlehead Winter 2017 LitPak Flier

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Special Fiddlehead Subscription Deal for Creative Writing Students & Faculty!

Deadline: July 1, 2017
Creative writing student or faculty? Subscribe now to Canada’s longest-running literary magazine and save 25%! First published in 1945, The Fiddlehead began, and remains, a regional magazine with a national and international reputation. We are committed to exposing readers to the latest work produced by established and emerging authors from all over Canada and the world. This subscription special deal is good only until July 1st, so download the flier and get a great subscription to a great lit mag at a great price today! (And don’t forget that The Fiddlehead is always open to great writing!)

Weber Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Subscribe to Weber's 2017 Catalog

Deriving from the German weben—to weave—weber translates into the literal and figurative “weaver” of textiles and texts. Weber is a regional and global tapestry of verbal and visual texts, a weave made from the threads of words and images. Our 2017 issues highlight narratives of the contemporary West and feature interviews with Anthony Doerr, Cristina Garcia, Douglas Blackmon, Terrance Hayes, and more. Subscribe now at

The New Quarterly Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Who's Your Favorite Canadian Author?

The New Quarterly brings you the best Canadian writers before they're famous. For 35 years we've published the best names in Canadian poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for the readers who love them. Visit to read our entire 35-year archive for only $20 CDN/year!


Writing Contests

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The MacGuffin Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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22nd National Poet Hunt Contest

Deadline: June 3, 2017
The MacGuffin is on the hunt for a poem to win our 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest! One first place winner will get $500 and their work published in a future issue. We’re happy to bring in poet Naomi Shihab Nye to serve as guest judge this year. Please submit no more than 3 poems, an index card with your name, poem titles, and contact info, and a $15 check/cash entry fee (make checks payable to Schoolcraft College). Mail all this to: The MacGuffin • Poet Hunt Contest • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152. For full info, visit

Tiferet Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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$1500 in Writing Prizes

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

Gulf Coast Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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2017 Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry!

Deadline: April 15, 2017
Judges: Cate Marvin,  Chinelo Okparanta, and Diane Roberts. Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2017 Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The contest awards $1,500 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner in each genre. Two honorable mentions in each genre will be awarded $250. All entries will be considered for publication and the entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. To submit, go to:

Press 53 Prime Number Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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2017 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction

Deadline: April 15, 2017
Open for unpublished poems and short stories written in English by authors worldwide. Deadline: April 15, 2017. Award: $1,000 plus publication in each category. Fee: $15. Submit one poem, no more than three pages, in standard font and spacing, or one short story between 53-5300 words, double spaced in a standard font, with numbered pages. Author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Poetry judged by Rebecca Foust, author of Paradise Drive. Short Fiction judged by David Jauss, author of Glossolalia: New & Selected Stories. Submit online through Submittable only. Complete details at and at, or call 336-770-5353.

Rattle Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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

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

Masters Review 2017 Winter LitPak flier

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$5000 Awarded - Masters Review Anthology VI Judged by Roxane Gay

Deadline: March 31, 2017
The best home for new writers. Ten essays or short stories will be selected by Roxane Gay for publication in Volume VI of The Masters Review's anthology. This printed work is nationally distributed to over 50 agencies and editors to showcase today's best new talent. Submit up to 8000 words of fiction or narrative nonfiction. See site for details: "This anthology is a testament to the health of contemporary literature.” – Laura Van Den Berg

Cave Wall 2017 Winter LitPak flier

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Cave Wall is Accepting Submissions for our First Broadside Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, 33 lines or less, to Cave Wall Press, P.O. Box 29546, Greensboro, NC 27429-9546. Include a $20 entry fee and cover page with your name, contact information, and titles of the poems. We read blind, so your name should not appear on the poems themselves. Submissions with names on the poems will be discarded unread and checks voided. The winning poem will be printed as a limited-edition letterpress broadside, and the poet will receive $500, plus 20 copies. Everyone who submits receives a one-year subscription to Cave Wall. For more information, visit our website.

Conium Review 2017 Winter LitPak flier

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The Conium Review 2017 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: May 1, 2017
The Conium Review 2017 Innovative Short Fiction Contest is open for submissions. Winner receives $500, publication in the next print edition, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. This year’s judge is Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels, After the People Lights Have Gone Off, The Last Final Girl, Ledfeather, and several other books. May 1st deadline. $15 entry fee. Guidelines here:

Mid-American Review Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Fineline Competition for Prose Poetry and Short Shorts

Deadline: June 16, 2017
Mid-American Review's Fineline Competition is open for submissions of prose poetry, short shorts, and everything in between. Winner receives $1000 and publication in Fall 2017 issue. Finalists also considered for publication. 2017 final judge is Diane Seuss, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Four-Legged Girl (Graywolf, 2015). Fee: $10 for 3 entries up to 500 words each. All entrants receive Fall 2017 issue. Full Guidelines: Submit:

Fourth Genre Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2017
Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest is accepting submissions from January 15 to March 15 at The 2017 contest judge is Faith Adiele ( Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP. $22 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines:

Grist Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Grist's $1200 ProForma Contest Opens March 15th

Deadline: April 30, 2017
Grist's ProForma Contest ($1,200 prize) is open to work in any genre that explores the relationship between content and form—including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Usually, "pro forma" implies an established way of doing things, but for us it could mean a break from traditional forms or an homage to them; genre blending or bending; the hybrid text or the genre-less. Judge: Alex Lemon. Entry $18 or $24 with subscription or t-shirt. Submit March 15 - April 30, 2017.

Florida Review Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, or Graphic Narrative

Deadline: February 28, 2017
Final judge: fiction writer and New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Robert Venditti. Entry fee $25, award $1,000 plus publication in cooperation with Burrow Press. Second-place winners receive tuition to Sanibel Writers Conference, and all submissions considered for publication in The Florida Review. Author’s name should appear in cover letter only. Submit up to 45 pages, up to 50% of which may be previously published. For complete guidelines and link to Submittable visit Contests tab at

Philadelphia Stories Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest: $2,000 Prize

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

Colorado Review Nelligan Prize Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: March 14. 2017
Colorado Review is now accepting entries to the 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. $2,000 will be awarded for the winning short story, plus publication in the fall 2017 issue of Colorado Review. Deadline: postmark of March 14, 2017. Entry fee: $15. Final judge is Richard Bausch. Stories must be previously unpublished and between 10 and 50 pages. Please see complete guidelines at

Nimrod Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Nimrod Literary Awards Open

Deadline: April 30, 2017
Submissions are now open for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with first prizes of $2,000 and publication, second prizes of $1,000 and publication, as well as readings at our Awards Ceremony. All finalists will be considered for publication. For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one short story, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. Email or visit our website for complete rules:

Prairie Schooner Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest in Poetry and Fiction

Deadline: March 15, 2017
The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes poetry and short-story manuscript submissions between January 15 and March 15, 2017, from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English. One winner in each genre will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. A $25 fee must accompany each submission. Winners will be announced in July 2017. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit, but we do not consider manuscripts that have previously been published or self-published. All entries will be read anonymously. Please see our website for full guidelines. Send questions to .

SRPR Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) 2017 Editors' Prize

Deadline: April 15, 2017
2017 Editors’ Prize: Winner awarded $1,000. Two runners-up awarded $100 each. Three to five honorable mentions. All winning poems, plus several finalists, are published in winter issue. Recent judges include G. C. Waldrep, Joshua Corey, and Rachel Zucker. Entries must be unpublished and will not be returned. 2017 judge will be announced after winners are selected. Submit up to three poems by April 15, 2017. Submissions accepted online and by mail. Entry fee of $20 includes one-year subscription. See website for guidelines and past winners:

Livingston Press Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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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.

North American Review Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Deadline: April 1, 2017
First prize: $500 (and publication in NAR). Judge: Dinty Moore. Enter online at Rafael Torch died in 2011, at the age of 36, after a courageous four-year attempt to overcome sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Rafael, whose award-winning work and vivid essays have appeared in many journals including Crab Orchard Review, Antioch Review, and North American Review, wrote with honesty, insight and wit. At the time of his death, Rafael’s immediate family included his beloved wife, Emily Olson-Torch and 4-month-old son, Rocco James.

The Tishman Review Winter 2017 LitPak flier

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TTR's Tillie Olsen Short Story Award

Deadline: April 30, 2017
The Tishman Review’s Tillie Olsen Short Story Award is looking for your best short story under 5K words. Winner receives $500 and publication in the July issue. Submissions accepted between February 25th and April 30th, 2017 through Submittable. All judging is done blind. All entries will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a one-year e-book subscription. Entry Fee is $15.00. Final Judge is award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover. Linda is a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. Please see our website:


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