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ANTHOLOGY seeking serious well-crafted poetry that expresses awareness of new age/new consciousness and underlying ancient traditions. E-mail: email@example.com.
BANG. You’re Dead: The Second Amendment Reader—call for submissions. Your character’s got a gun. Why? What for? Seeking short fiction (fewer than 6,000 words) in which the use (or nonuse) of a firearm changes characters. Good stories, no screeds, please. For information or to submit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHUFFED BUFF BOOKS invites fresh poetry submissions on theme of cities for next anthology. Send up to 3 poems, max 80 lines each. We pay £4 per poem. Also considering science-inspired novella/novelettes (15,000-25,000 words) for possible anthology, send us your pitch—synopsis and first 2 chapters. (No fees.) Visit www.chuffedbuffbooks.com.
DUMPED, a collection of essays about women unfriending women, seeks submissions of funny, tragic, raw narratives from women of all ages. Stories about rejection, not by romantic partners but by women friends. Unthinkable. Genre: creative nonfiction/memoir. Max 3,000 words. For guidelines and info, e-mail: email@example.com or go to website: www.ninagaby.com.
EVIL GIRLFRIEND MEDIA—call for anthology submissions. Do you love a great story with witches, vampires, or zombies? We are looking for stories between 5,000–15,000 words for our series, Three Little Words. We pay $20 per story with bonuses. Submit to evil…Visit www.evilgirlfriendmedia.com.
THE FIRST ANNUAL Best American Experimental Writing (“BAX”) anthology, to be published in the spring of 2014 by Omnidawn, is open for submissions until November 15. Guest editor: Cole Swensen; Series editors: Seth Abramson and Jesse Damiani. Submit 9 pages or 3 pieces for $9. For details, visit our website: www.omnidawn.com/bax.
GOOD WORKS Anthology, poems honoring the life and spirit of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Prize nominee and champion of girls’ education worldwide. FutureCycle Press will donate all proceeds to the Malala Fund. Themed, English-language, reprints and translations okay if rights free, deadline August 1. No reading fee. Read submission guidelines at: www.futurecycle.org/goodworks.aspx.
IN REMEMBRANCE of the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, Barranca Press will publish a 25th anniversary collection to reflect on the movement and its impact. Submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, or photo-essay are welcome before July 15. No entry fee. For details, see www.barrancapress.com or www.tiananmensquare25.com.
LGBT MILITARY, veterans, family and allies: What are your stories and experiences from repeal of DADT through its first year? All submissions considered for the anthology Repeal Day: When DADT Became History, edited by Vicki Hudson. http://vickihudson.com. Deadline is October 1. Submission guidelines at: http://whendadtbecamehistory.wordpress.com.
THE MARIE ALEXANDER SERIES is seeking submissions for an anthology of flash sequences. Send up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 pt. type, 1-inch margins) of prose sequences, each segment of which contains fewer than 500 words. Send PDF files, with cover letter, to Wesley Fairman (firstname.lastname@example.org), with “anthology submission” in the subject line. Previously published material OK. Put name and e-mail on all documents. We will accept submissions January 1–June 1. For further information visit our website: www.mariealexanderseries.com.
NEW LESBIAN ANTHOLOGY seeks short fiction and memoir emphasizing how we live our lives, create community, choose friends & lovers. Are we butch, femme, neither? Also: resolving differences, confronting the world, losing a friend, a job, a lover. Seeking writing by lesbians of all backgrounds. For guidelines, e-mail: email@example.com.
RAILONAMA is an anthology of short stories and poems of train travels in India. It aims to be a series of short stories that are emotionally engaging, inspiring, and unique. If you have taken even just one train journey in India, we invite you to share your story and get it published. Deadline for submission is May 31. For more information and to submit: http://railonama.com.
SUBMISSIONS CALL for Bitter Melon: A Literary Feast by Filipino Writers, an anthology of food-themed fiction and creative nonfiction writing. Send us your narrative prose. For more information, go to the website: www.savortheword.wordpress.com/anthology-submission-guidelines-2.
WISING UP PRESS/Universal Table: Submissions wanted for a Wising Up anthology, I-Thou in an Up-Down World: Lasting Friendships Across Deep Divides. Poetry, fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction on the theme of maintaining genuine friendship across deep difference and/or disparity. Deadline: July 15. Full description and guidelines: www.universaltable.org/wisingup.html.
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books, seeks poetry from poets who live, work or study in Washington, Oregon or California. Our editors are open to various styles and sensibilities of accomplished writing. Submit your standard manuscript (48–60 pages) postmarked by June 7 to: Pacific Coast Poetry Series, Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. Manuscripts will not be returned.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, What Books Press is accepting open submissions in poetry. Both emerging and established poets are encouraged to submit poetry collections of 48–64 pages during the month of June. Cover art is by internationally renowned artist Gronk. Visit www.whatbookspress.com for full information. What Books Press books may be ordered from www.spdbooks.org and www.amazon.com.
WEB-E-BOOKS publishes narrative, unrestrained, adult-market, modern period novels within the parameters of our slogan: Where Reality and Fiction Collide. We seek works offering compelling social messages, strong character development, captivating narrative, and rolling action...literature of excellence categorized by originality and authenticity. Ask about our Book Backer program. Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.web-e-books.com.
WISING UP PRESS Writers Collective. Individually authored, well-written, thoughtful, big-hearted book manuscripts—novel, memoir, non-fiction, and poetry—that resonate with the mission of the press. For talented writers who want the synergy and support of publishing in community. Submissions: July 1–31. More information and anthology calls on our website: www.universaltable.org/wisingup.html.
9TH ANNUAL Burnside Review Poetry Chapbook Prize. Judge: Ed Skoog. Runs March 15–June 30. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies of the published chapbook. Letterpressed covers. Beautiful design. 18–24 pages of poetry. Entry fee: $15. Complete details are available on our website, www.burnsidereview.org.
BLUE LIGHT PRESS chapbook contest. $100 + 50 copies of your book. We like imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 10–24 page manuscript, SASE, $10 reading fee to Blue Light Press Poetry Prize, 1563 45th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122 by June 15. For guidelines, e-mail email@example.com. Website: www.bluelightpress.com.
GREEN FUSE POETIC ARTS Association is a nonprofit organization that connects writers with their communities by way of short publications, supportive readings, and writing groups and workshops. We publish short works by members as well as short works by women of the wisdom years—our Grandmother Editions. Visit our website: www.greenfusepoeticarts.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONGLEAF PRESS 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest—open to NC, SC, TN, VA, GA, AL, FL residents who haven’t published a full-length collection. Submit 18–23 pages, $20 entry fee, SASE, and cover sheet with name, phone, e-mail, address. Prize: $250, 50 chapbooks. Postmark deadline: April 30. Longleaf Press, Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311. E-mail: email@example.com.
POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION—Slapering Hol Press. Reading period: February 15–May 15. Submissions accepted from authors who have not previously published a collection of poetry. $1,000 prize. Manuscripts must be submitted online or postmarked within the reading period and include a $20 reading fee. For complete, official guidelines visit www.writerscenter.org/shpcompetition.html.
SWAN SCYTHE PRESS, founded by poet Sandra McPherson in 2000, is accepting manuscripts for its 2013 chapbook contest. Entry fee: $17. Deadline: June 1. Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. Submit to editor Robert S. Pesich, 1468 Mallard Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. For full details and rules, visit www.swanscythe.com.
1966—An online journal of creative nonfiction seeks pieces of literary nonfiction with a research component—anything from immersion memoir to nature writing to reportage to travel writing to ?. For submission guidelines visit www.1966journal.org.
ANDERBO.COM, “Best New Online Literary Journal,” publishes writers in fiction, “fact” (creative nonfiction), and poetry; we’re always looking for new voices. We will also consider nonfiction features, short memoirs, novellas, published-book excerpts, photography, essays, and photo-essays. Now in our ninth year! For submission information and guidelines, visit www.anderbo.com.
ARS MEDICA: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities is an international literary magazine exploring illness, the body, healing, and the culture of medicine. Fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and artwork are preferred. For submission/subscription info, see www.ars-medica.ca.
BLOODROOT Literary Magazine. Bloodroot invites high-quality submissions of unpublished poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction. Submit 3–5 poems: 10 lines to 2 pages. Prose: 5,000 word limit. We read April 1 to September 1. Include SASE for response only. P.O. Box 322, Thetford Center, VT 05075. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit www.bloodrootlm.com.
BLUELINE SEEKS poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome creative nonfiction that interprets the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July through November. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. No simultaneous submissions. Please identify the genre of the work in the subject line. Published annually each spring by SUNY Potsdam. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files or as e-mails, to email@example.com.
BROAD STREET, a new annual magazine of true stories, seeks beautifully written narratives that have the benefit of being nonfiction. Memoir, essay, experimental, from 5 words to 5,000. Based at Virginia Commonwealth University, Broad Street will present the best of literary journalism, creative nonfiction, photography and illustration. No fee. No academic studies or pomposity, please. Website: www.broadstreetonline.org. Submissions/questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA STATE Poetry Society seeks poems year-round for its California Quarterly, its Poetry Letter and monthly contests. Poems are accepted for CSPS Annual Contest March 1–June 30. Send SASE for submission requirements, contest rules, sample CQ ($10) and/or Poetry Letter ($1) to: CSPS, P.O. Box 7126, Orange, CA 92863.
CHANGES IN LIFE monthly online newsletter is seeking personal essays from women of all ages. New writers are encouraged to submit their work. For details and submission guidelines, see www.changesinlife.com.
CHAUTAUQUA reading for the 2014 issue, themed “Wonders of the World,” August 15–November 15. What captures your sense of wonder? What asks you to pause, study, and reflect? Seeking poetry, flash, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Online entries considered for Editor’s Prizes of $500, $250, and $100. Visit www.ciweb.org/literary-journal.
THE DERONDA REVIEW seeks poems with theme “The Center” for Spring– Summer issue. Formal verse welcome. TDR publishes online (www.derondareview.org), sends hard copies to libraries and subscribers ($6/issue). Deadline: June 15. Send up to 5 poems to P.O. Box 5531, Madison, WI 53705; Israeli contributors send to email@example.com.
EARTH’S DAUGHTERS invites submissions for the second issue of its 43rd year, on the theme “light,” creatively interpreted. Might be “light” that one sees, or light verse, or “light” as in not heavy. Submit up to 3 pieces—poems up to 40 lines, prose up to 500 words—include SASE. Mail between April 15 and June 15 to: Earth’s Daughters, P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station, Buffalo, NY 14215. Guidelines at www.earthsdaughters.org.
EMERGING ONLINE lit mag the prompt seeking submissions for new issue. Seeking writing based on prompts and exercises. Submissions must include the prompt they are based on. Each issue also highlights new genre, form, or theme. Accepts submissions year-round. See guidelines at www.promptlitmag.org.
EPIPHANY— epiphmag.com. A visually and creatively stimulating online-only magazine featuring poetry, prose and artwork since 2010. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, artwork, photography and column submissions always welcome. Please visit us at www.epiphmag.com to get a feel for our publication. For submission info, click on Submission Guidelines at www.epiphmag.com.
THE EVENING STREET REVIEW is centered on the belief that all men and women are created equal. Reads poetry/prose submissions year-round. Replies in 3 months or less. Sometimes includes comments. Send 4–6 poems or 1–2 prose pieces. 7652 Sawmill Rd., #352, Dublin, OH 43016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For contests and guidelines, visit our website: www.eveningstreetpress.com.
FAIRHAVEN PRESS is seeking authors for two new publications: Fairhaven Literary Review is seeking short stories and creative nonfiction ($5 submission fee). Fairhaven Journal of Creative Research is seeking academic authors with strong writing skills for a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed creative research journal. $250 honorarium for best author of each issue. Both published quarterly with next deadlines June 1 and September 1. Details at our website: www.fairhavenpress.com.
THE FIDDLEBACK: An online arts & literature magazine. We seek poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book and music reviews, as well as interviews with writers, artists, and musicians. Year-round reading period. Simultaneous submissions accepted. No reading fee. Submit online: http://thefiddleback.com.
“GOT POEM?” Submit any subject, any style, any length, any number, any time by e-mail or by mail with sase. Previously published poems and simultaneous submissions are welcome. The Great American Poetry Show, P.O. Box 69506, West Hollywood, CA 90069. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.tgaps.net.
HOSPITAL DRIVE (www.hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu), an online journal of literature and the arts at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, publishes original creative work that examines themes of health, illness, and healing. The journal welcomes new voices. Poems, short fiction, personal essays, reviews, and photography and visual art (painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media) will be considered. To submit: http://hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu/hospital-drive/archives/about/submissions.
THE INFLECTIONIST REVIEW, a quarterly literary journal, welcomes submissions of unpublished poetry. TIR seeks work that fosters dialogue between the reader and writer, between words and their meanings, and speaks to the universality of language and experience. Complete submission guidelines are available online. www.inflectionism.com.
MOUNT HOPE, a literary magazine publishing fiction, photography, nonfiction, graphic storytelling and poetry, welcomes submissions of original work for upcoming issues. We seek short stories or nonfiction up to 5,000 words, up to 4 poems per author, and graphic novel and photo portfolios of 5–12 images. See us online: www.mounthopemagazine.com.
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND REVIEW seeks unpublished short fiction (2,500 word limit), creative nonfiction, and poetry from writers from or with strong ties to northern New England. For guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reading period, July–September. Send to Northern New England Review, Humanities Department, Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Dr., Rindge, NH 03461.
RHINO. Eclectic annual journal of more than 37 years, seeks poetry, flash fiction (800 words max), and poetry-in-translation that experiments, provokes and compels! Please note new call for submission dates: April 1 through August 31. Founders’ Prize September 1 through October 31. More than 100 poets showcased. Simultaneous submissions accepted. For information, including our Founders’ Prize contest and Big Horn Blog, visit www.rhinopoetry.org.
SAN PEDRO RIVER REVIEW. Print journal of poetry & art. Submissions open July 1. See guidelines at www.sprreview.com.
THEODATE, the poetry journal of Hill-Stead Museum (home of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival), welcomes submissions year-round for both its “New Works” and “Daily Ekphrasis” sections. Browse our most recent issue and submit—online only—at www.theodate.org.
THIRD WEDNESDAY literary arts journal seeks unpublished poems no more than 2 pages each, fiction to 1,500 words, and b&w artwork from experienced writers and artists. See: www.thirdwednesday.org. Send up to 5 poems, any form, any subject. We pay $3 per poem, story, and artwork/photography. Details of our annual poetry contest, deadline January 31, are available by e-mailing us. E-mail submissions only (no snail mail, please) to: email@example.com.
TURKISH POETRY TODAY invites submissions of Turkish poetry in English translation. We also welcome reviews, interviews, discussion, and critical writing. Please visit our web-home at www.turkishpoetrytoday.com or write to the editor, George Messo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE WHIRLWIND REVIEW, an online literary journal focusing on the connections between writing and spirituality, is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Emerging and unpublished writers are encouraged to submit. For guidelines go to www.writingasasacredpath.blogspot.com.
THE WRITER’S WORKSHOP REVIEW publishes the best in creative nonfiction, fiction, and interviews. Send us narrative nonfiction, personal essays, short stories, short shorts, as well as travel, food and wine, and writing with a strong narrative element. Submissions: email@example.com. For more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Websites: www.thewritersworkshop.net, or www.thewritersworkshopreview.net.
35TH ANNUAL Stonecoast Writers’ Conference. Freeport, Maine. July 21–27. Struggling to find the time to write? This summer, consider a working vacation on the coast of Maine. Prizewinning faculty include: Susan Conley, Lily King, Salvatore Scibona, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, and Dianne Benedict. We offer workshops in 4 genres and for a variety of experience levels. College credit and continuing education units available. Learn more at http://usm.maine.edu/summer/stonecoast-writers-conference.
BOOKS-IN-PROGRESS Conference will be held at the Carnegie Center in picturesque Lexington, KY, June 7–8. Featured authors include Nikky Finney, Nancy Kress, Marcia Thornton Jones, & Frank X Walker. Immerse yourself in craft & business workshops with authors, editors, & agents. Topics include revision, current publishing options, children’s/YA, poetry, & more. One-on-one pitches with literary agents are available. Visit www.carnegiecenterlex.org.
KENTUCKY WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE September 20–21 in Lexington. Workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. Bonnie Jo Campbell, Kia Corthron, Claire Dederer, Molly Peacock, Kiki Petrosino, Sonya Renee Taylor, and more. $175 until August 1, $195 thereafter, $30 students. Scholarships available. Website: www.kentuckywomenwriters.org, Phone: (859) 257-2874.
LITFUSE POETS’ WORKSHOP: September 27–29. Featuring Dorianne Laux, Jennifer Sweeney, Joseph Millar, Andre Feriante, Lauren Zuniga Christopher Howell & more extraordinary faculty, in Central WA fruit & art-growing community of Tieton (mightytieton.com). We aren’t fancy or expensive; we write & work together. Epiphanies when least expected. Poets unite! For more info: www.litfuse.us.
MAGICAL WRITING in magical San Miguel de Allende, the writers’ conference to experience! Tom Robbins: “If Dante had had the San Miguel experience, he would have written more about heaven and less about hell.” Barbara Kingsolver: “San Miguel is full of unexpected riches…” February 12 to 17 or 18, 2014. www.sanmiguelwritersconference.org.
MENDOCINO COAST Writers Conference, July 25–27, Fort Bragg, CA. Encouragement, expertise and inspiration at the cool edge of the continent. Faculty: Judith Barrington, Lewis Buzbee, Carolyn Cooke, Joshua McKinney, Peter Orner, Josh Weil. Intensive workshops, panels, craft talks, readings, open mike, manuscript consultations with agents, editors and and publishers. Details: www.mcwc.org.
PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL. 10th Anniversary Celebrating Poetry in Delray Beach, Florida, January 20–25, 2014. Focus on your work with 8 of America’s most celebrated poets: Nick Flynn, Carolyn Forché, Linda Gregg, Thomas Lux, Campbell McGrath, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mary Ruefle, and Tim Seibles. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript conferences, panel discussion, social events and so much more. Special Guest, U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Tretheway. To join our mailing list and to apply, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
PNWA SUMMER Writers Conference. Meet agents and editors. Learn craft from renowned authors. Uncover new marketing secrets. PNWA’s 58th Anniversary Conference, July 25–28, at the Seattle Hilton & Convention Center, Seattle, WA 98188. Phone: (425) 673-BOOK. Website: www.pnwa.org.
UC BERKELEY EXTENSION Summer Fiction Writing Intensive, San Francisco, July 15-19. Immerse yourself in daily writing workshops, lectures and readings by guest writers; limited to 24 participants. Manuscript submission required; deadline is June 3. Contact the Writing department at (510) 642-6362 or email@example.com. For more details, visit: http://extension.berkeley.edu/catalog/course2562.html?utm_source=poetsandwriters&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=113AD550.
$500 PRIZE PLUS PUBLICATION awarded for 20–28 page chapbook manuscript. The Annual Dream Horse Press Poetry Chapbook Prize. All entries considered for publication. Deadline: June 30. Reading fee: $16. Dream Horse Press, P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001. Include e-mail for results; bio; acknowledgments. For complete guidelines, visit our website: www.dreamhorsepress.com.
$1,000 & PUBLICATION in Peregrine. Pat Schneider Poetry Contest sponsored by Amherst Writers & Artists. Accepting 3 unpublished poems. Contest fee of $18. Postmark deadline: July 1. Chief judge: Dr. Sue Walker. Poems not returned. Guidelines at: www.amherstwriters.com.1 GREAT REASON to enter here: NMW has launched careers. Visit www.newmillenniumwritings.com for testimonials. Best fiction—$1,000; poem—$1,000; nonfiction—$1,000; short-short fiction—$1,000, plus publication alongside famous writers in our anthology and online. Our next deadline is June 17. Enter at www.writingawards.com. “Fiction, poetry and nonfiction that will feed your soul.”—New Pages.
2ND ANNUAL POEM OF HOPE CONTEST. Sponsored by Musehouse. In these hard times, we’re looking for a poem about hope, renewal or rebirth. Prize includes $250 plus 5 copies of beautiful color poster of winning poem with original artwork by Anthe. Entry fee is $10 for up to 3 poems. Include SASE plus cover page with your info and titles of poems. Lynn Levin, judge. Deadline May 31. Send entries to Poem of Hope Contest, Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts, 7924 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118. Submission guidelines at www.musehousecenter.com.
THE 17TH ANNUAL BLUE LYNX PRIZE is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems by a U.S. resident or citizen. The prize carries a $2,000 award and publication. Postmark deadline: May 15. Poems included may not have appeared in full-length, single-author collections. The 2012 winner was Roy Bentley for his collection Starlight Taxi. Final judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Robert Wrigley, Dara Wier, Dorianne Laux, and David Wojahn. Make checks payable to Lynx House Press. Send manuscript of at least 48 pages, a $25 reading fee plus SASE (for notification) to: Lynx House Press, P.O. Box 940, Spokane, WA 99210.
2013 NATIONAL POETRY REVIEW Book Prize: $1,000 plus publication; 2013 Rousseau Prize for Literature: $1,000 plus publication. All entries considered for publication. Last year 7 manuscripts were accepted. TNPR prize deadline: June 30. Rousseau Prize deadline: October 31. Guidelines for TNPR prize at www.nationalpoetryreview.com and for the Rousseau Prize at http://home.comcast.net/~jpdancingbear/rousseauprize.html.
ALBA BOOK AWARDS. Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction (awards for published and unpublished in these categories), children's books (7-9), and poems published between January 1, 2011 and November 1, 2013. Written in English or Spanish by a living author, and expressing the themes of the Americas Latino Festival, $3,000 each award. For guidelines, see www.americaslatinofestival.org.
AMERICAN FICTION Short Story Award. New Rivers Press will publish approximately 20 previously unpublished short stories by emerging authors in American Fiction Volume 13. We seek well-crafted, character driven literary fiction in any genre. $1,750 in prizes for short fiction (maximum 10,000 words): $1,000/first place, $500/second, $250/third. Finalist judge: Michael White. Reading fee of $16 for each online submission from February 1 to June 15, at https://newriverspress.submittable.com/submit. Further details at https://newriverspress.com.
ANABIOSIS PRESS announces its 2013 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest. Send 16–20 pages, $13 reading fee by June 30 postmarked deadline. For contest guidelines and the Albatross poetry journal online, go to www.anabiosispress.org. For more information, contact Anabiosis Press, 2 S. New St., Bradford, MA 01835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL WHISPERING PRAIRIE PRESS Writing Awards. Cash prizes in 3 categories: poetry, flash fiction, personal essay. $100/$50/$25 plus HMs. Contest closes June 30. Entry fees: $10 each, 3 for $25. May mix categories. Possible publication may be offered in Kansas City Voices. For complete guidelines, visit our website: www.wppress.org/main/contest.
THE BACKWATERS PRIZE! The Backwaters Press seeks full-length (65–80 pp.) manuscripts of original poems by a single author in English. Prize: $1,000 and book publication. 2013 final judge: Lola Haskins. Submit April 1 through May 30. Entry fee: $25. Electronic subs only at www.submittable.com. Guidelines: www.thebackwaterspress.org.
BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW'S annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 poetry prize (Judge: Tina Chang), $1,000 fiction prize (Judge: Nathan Englander), $1,000 nonfiction prize (Judge: Helen Benedict). Deadline July 1. Entry fee $15 ($20 includes subscription). Website: www.blreview.org.
BEYOND BAROQUE'S 4th Annual Poetry Contest opens June 1. Prizes: $1,000, $500, $250, plus a reading at BB. This year’s judge is poet/author Nick Flynn. Send 1–3 poems, 40 line limit to Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, with a $15 check payable to Beyond Baroque. Poet ID on cover sheet only please, send SASE for confirmation. Deadline September 1.
BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 first place prize for best speculative fiction story written by a person of color in 2013. Submit entries online. Full guidelines at http://ragazine.cc/2013/04/contest. Final judge is Sheree Renee Thomas. Top 3 entries will appear in Ragazine.CC. Submit online by June 20.
BLOODROOT LITERARY MAGAZINE. $200/$100/$50. Three honorable mentions. Winners published in 2014. Submit: free verse, 10 lines–2 pages. Judge: Greg Miller. Deadline: September 15. Entry fee: $15 for 3 poems, $5 each additional poem. Bloodroot Literary Magazine, P.O. Box 322, Thetford Center, VT. For details, visit www.bloodrootlm.com.
BONA FIDE BOOKS, the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize. An award of $500, publication, and a reading at Lake Tahoe are given annually for a poetry collection. Submit manuscript of 48–100 pages with $20 entry fee by August 31. For complete guidelines, see www.bonafidebooks.com/contests.
BRIGHT HILL PRESS 19th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. Winner receives $350, publication, 25 copies, and national distribution. Reading fee: $17, $12 BHP members. Deadline: July 31. Last year’s winner was Rodger Moody’s Self Portrait/Sixteen Sevenlings, published in 2013. Submit electronically or via USPS. For full details and rules, contact email@example.com or see www.brighthillpress.org.
CARVE MAGAZINE'S 2013 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest open April 1–May 15. Prizes $1,000, $750, $500, and 2 Editor’s Choice, $250 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2013 issue and considered by lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online/$15 mailed. No limit to number of entries. Max 6,000 words. http://carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest/.
THE CHARITON REVIEW Short Fiction Prize. Submit story on any theme up to 5,000 words. $1,000 award for winner and publication in Spring issue of The Chariton Review. Deadline: September 30, Fee: $20. All US entrants receive a complimentary copy of prize issue. See complete guidelines at http://tsup.truman.edu.
CIDER PRESS REVIEW Editor’s Prize. Prize: $1,000 and publication of full-length poetry collection. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading Period: April 1–June 30. Reading fee: $25. Judges: CPR editors. Submit 48–80 page manuscript at www.ciderpressreview.com or mail to CPR, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. Guidelines: www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward.
COMSTOCK REVIEW: Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award. Total prizes $1,350. Judge: B.H. Fairchild. Deadline postmark July 1. Single poems up to 40 lines max/poem. No simultaneous submissions or any previous publications including electronic. Entry fee $5/poem. Special subscription offer with entry. Check website/send SASE for complete rules, which must be followed. Comstock Review Contest PW2013, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org.
CONNECTICUT POETRY AWARD. Not restricted to CT poets. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, 80-line limit each, by May 31. Two copies each, 1 with contact info. Prizes of $400, $100 and $50. Bessy Reyna to judge. Winning poems to appear in Connecticut River Review. Include SASE for results and $15 check made out to CPS. See www.ct-poetry-society.org. Address: Connecticut Poetry Award, CPS, P.O. Box 270554, W. Hartford, CT 06127.
COPPERDOME Poetry Chapbook Contest. Winner receives $1,000, 25 copies. Send 20 to 32 pages and cover sheet with title and author info. $15 fee includes copy of winning chapbook. Deadline October 1. Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. More at www6.semo.edu/universitypress/copperdome.htm.
ENGINE BOOKS Novel Prize, judged by Robin Black: $1,000 advance plus publication by Engine Books in 2014. Submit your manuscript and $25 entry fee at www.enginebooks.org.
FIRST NOVEL CONTEST: Emerging Writers Getaway Contest of the Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association. Grand prize: $300 and 7-day retreat at a Smoky Mountain cabin ($2,000 value). Submissions (first 25 pages) Feb 15–May 24. Final judge Rikki Ducornet, NBCC award finalist. Top 3 entries reviewed for agent representation. www.whidbeymfaalumni.org.
FOURTH ANNUAL Irish-American Crossroads Writing Contest. First prize: $400. Submit memoir about the meaning of an Irish-American heritage (multiple or hybrid ancestries included). One submission per person. Deadline: September 30. Entry fee: $20. Only previously unpublished works (maximum 3,000 words). For complete details and submission guidelines: www.irishamericancrossroads.org.
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GRAYSON BOOKS Poetry Prize open to submissions. Send 50–80 page book manuscript with 2 cover pages (1 with complete contact info, one with no contact info), reading fee of $25, and SASE for results to Grayson Books, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127 or use submission manager for electronic submission by August 15. $1,000 prize, publication, and 10 copies to winner. Martha Silano to judge. See our website, www.graysonbooks.com.
KENTUCKY WOMEN WRITERS Gabehart Prize in poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Winners receive 2 conference passes, an opportunity to read work at the conference, and $200. Entry fee is $10 for up to 5 pages of poetry or 6,000 words of fiction or nonfiction. Deadline: July 1. Guidelines: www.kentuckywomenwriters.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITERAL LATTE Food Verse Contest. Looking for poems with food as an ingredient. All styles and subjects. Prize: $500 and publication. All poems considered for publication. $10 entry fee for up to 6 poems. Postmark by February 15. Send to Literal Latte, Food Verse Award, 200 E. 10th St., Ste. 240, New York, NY 10003. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.literal-latte.com.
LOGAN HOUSE congratulates Richard Carr, the eighth Holland Prize winner, for his book, Lucifer. The ninth annual Holland Prize for the best unpublished book of poetry in American English. The winner will receive $500. Submit manuscript, $25 reading fee, and SASE to Logan House, 321 Logan St., Wayne City, NE 68787, by September 1. For complete guidelines, visit www.loganhousepress.com.
MAY SARTON NH PRIZE. $1,000 and book publication for a full-length poetry collection. Open to all poets. Initiated in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of May Sarton’s birth in 2012. Entry fee $25. Judged by Jeff Friedman. Postmark deadline: June 30. Details: www.bauhanpublishing.com.
MIGHTY RIVER Short Story Contest. Deadline: October 1. $500, publication in Big Muddy for best short story. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. MRSS Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Website: www6.semo.edu/universitypress/mrss.
NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW fifth annual Narrative Poetry Contest. Top prize is $1,000. All winners and finalists published in NRR. Submit July 1–September 1. $20 fee. This year’s judge is Susan Deer Cloud. Member CLMP. For guidelines, go to http://naugatuckriverreview.com/contest.
NEIL POSTMAN Award for Metaphor: All submissions to RATTLE magazine are automatically considered for the award, which offers $500 for the best use of metaphor in RATTLE each year. Send up to 5 unpublished poems plus SASE to: RATTLE, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.rattle.com.
NILSEN PRIZE for a First Novel. Winner receives $1,000, publication, distribution. Authors must not have previously published a full-length fiction book. Postmark by November 1; $25 fee; blind judging. Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Full guidelines at www6.semo.edu/universitypress/nilsennovel.htm.
OMNIDAWN offers $3,000 prize for our annual 1st/2nd Poetry Book Contest. Donald Revell will judge. Electronic and postal submissions May 1–June 30. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $27. Entrants who add $3 shipping receive Omnidawn book of their choice. For guidelines seewww.omnidawn.com/contest.
PRESSGANG PRIZE. $1,200, plus a reading at Butler University, as well as publication by Pressgang of winning book-length collection of essays or stories. Entry fee: $25 Deadline: June 1. Guidelines and submission at http://pressgang.submittable.com.
RED BERRY EDITIONS invites submissions to the Third Annual Summer Chapbook Contest. Submit up to 15 pages of poetry or prose on any subject. Winner receives 20 chapbooks beautifully produced and hand bound. $25 entry fee. Deadline: July 31. To see previous winners or to enter, visit our website: www.redberryeditions.com.
RIVER STYX 2013 International Poetry Contest. A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for the best poem. Terrance Hayes will judge. Three poems maximum, up to 14 pages per entry. $20 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription to River Styx. May 31 postmark deadline. See www.riverstyx.org or www.riverstyx.submittable.com for complete guidelines. River Styx, 3547 Olive St., Ste. 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor: (314) 533-4541.
RUMINATE MAGAZINE invites you to enter our Janet McCabe Poetry Prize. First place receives $1,500 and publication in Fall 2013 issue. Second place receives $500 and publication in Fall 2013 issue. Entry fee is $18 and includes a copy of the Fall issue. Finalist judge is Maurice Manning. Deadline: May 10. Enter online at www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize.
SANTA CRUZ County Actors’ Theatre announces its 19th Annual Ten Minute Play Contest and Festival. Eight winners receive productions in Winter 2014; 8 runners-up, staged readings. Deadline July 1. For details, see website: www.sccat.org.
SPORT LITERATE is holding its annual essay and poetry contest. Take a $15 chance to win $200 (best essay) or $100 (best poem). Acclaimed basketball writer Rus Bradburd will serve as guest judge for nonfiction essays. Deadline is June 30. Find guidelines and last year’s winners online at www.sportliterate.org.
SPORTS FICTION & Essay Contest. Second year. Prize for best short story on a sports-related theme: $1,000. Prize for best essay: $1,000. Total prizes: $3,000. Entries should be unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words. Winning entries published online. Fee is $15 per entry. Submit online by May 31. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2012). Final judge: Jendi Reiter. More information: www.winningwriters.com/sports.
TALKING WRITING Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Prizes. Talking Writing Prizes are awarded annually. The 2013 categories are flash fiction on any theme and creative nonfiction about family life and the meaning of family. Winners receive $250 plus publication in Talking Writing. Judges: Joanne Avallon (fiction), Lorraine Berry (CNF). Entry fee: $15. Deadline: October 1. http://talkingwriting.com/contests.
TEBOT BACH announces the 2014 Patricia Bibby First Book Award: $1,000 and book publication. Deadline: October 31 postmark. Winner announced April 2014. Send manuscript and reading fee of $30 for each manuscript submitted to Tebot Bach, Bibby, P.O. Box 7887, Huntington Beach, CA 92615. Complete guidelines: www.tebotbach.org.
TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID Short Story Contest, 21st year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550. Top prize $3,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $16, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: April 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Short Story Contest, 351 Pleasant St., PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2012). More information at our website: www.winningwriters.com/tomstory.
TOM HOWARD/MARGARET REID Poetry Contest. 11th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $2,000. Top prize for traditional verse: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,500. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. No length limit. Entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard, Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant St., PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2012). More information at our website: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry.
T.S. ELIOT PRIZE for Poetry. Award for best unpublished book-length collection of poetry. $2,000 award and publication of winning collection. Deadline: October 31, Fee: $25. All entrants receive complimentary electronic or print copy of the winning book. See complete guidelines at http://tsup.truman.edu.
WILDA HEARNE Flash Fiction Contest. Deadline: October 1. $500, publication in Big Muddy. Best short-short story, 500 words or less. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Website: www6.semo.edu/universitypress/hearne.
WOMEN WHO WRITE 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest. Deadline: June 30. First, second and third place winners selected in prose and poetry, 6 winners total. First prize: $300 and publication in 20th Annual Calliope anthology. Open to all women 18+. Complete rules and guidelines at www.womenwhowrite.com.
75th ANNIVERSARY of Raymond Carver’s Birth: Join Tess Gallagher, Alfredo Arreguin, Lucia Perillo, Jane Mead, Mike Kaplan, and others for lectures, readings, films, performances, and more celebrating the work of Raymond Carver in Port Angeles, WA. May 9–25. Contact Michael Mills at Peninsula College for details: (360) 417-7973 or email@example.com.
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THE HEART OF MEMOIR WRITING Workshop, held June 16–22 in the medieval hill town of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy. Mornings are devoted to instruction and workshop, afternoons to writing and exploring the local culture. Evenings we indulge in Abruzzese cuisine and local wines. For details, visit www.italyinotherwords.com.
LIVE FREE AND WRITE: Join us June 23–27 in New Hampshire for a supportive writing workshop in "Beginning Your Novel" or "Creative Nonfiction." Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, workshops, catered meals, and relaxing by the pool. With Mimi Schwartz and Michelle Cameron. www.murphywriting.com.
IDYLLWILD ARTS Summer Program offers week-long writing workshops including: Poetry Week with David St. John, Jane Shore, Ed Skoog, Matthew Dickman, Anna Journey, Brendan Constantine; Young Adult Novel, Francesca Lia Block; Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, Amy Friedman; Fiction, Samantha Dunn. Youth programs also available. Campus located in the mountains of Southern California. Call (951) 659-2171 x2365, e-mail: email@example.com, visit www.idyllwildarts.org.
ITALY WRITING RETREAT. Where will your writing take you? Find depth and expression in your writing. This weeklong retreat borrows monastic principles and applies them to writing practice. October 20–26. Live in a beautiful 12th century monastery in the ancient hill town of Labro. Website: http://writersresidency.com/italy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC POETRY WORKSHOP with Douglas Goetsch— award-winning poet (Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prize, NEA Fellowship) and skilled teacher offers insightful critique, weekly assignments and lessons on craft in his West Village apartment. Perfect for poets seeking to jumpstart or maintain their writing practice. (Also works one-on-one.) Phone: (212) 924-6315; website: www.douglasgoetsch.com, e-mail: email@example.com.
ONLINE WRITING CLASSES from Creative Nonfiction magazine, the voice of the genre. Our 10-week classes in memoir, personal essay, narrative medicine, narrative journalism, online workshop, and more provide professional guidance, motivating deadlines, and a supportive community of writers. Flexible schedules to suit your needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.creativenonfiction.org/online-classes.
POST-MFA workshops in poetry and nonfiction are being offered by Ashland University as part of its annual MFA summer residency July 27–August 10. Participate in a week of workshops, seminars, and readings by acclaimed visiting writers and faculty affiliated with Ashland University’s MFA program. Visit www.ashland.edu/graduate/mfa or contact Sarah Wells at (419) 289.5957 or email@example.com.
SUMMER WEEKEND workshops in coastal Rhode Island. Scenic locale, walk to beach, Sakonnet area. Amherst Writers & Artists™ affiliate (Emerson MFA). Nurturing writing sessions and encouraging feedback. Possible longer retreat stays. Also running non-summer workshops in Waltham, MA. www.studiowriting.com, www.facebook/studiowriting. Elisabeth Carter, EdM, MFA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC BERKELEY EXTENSION Summer Fiction Writing Intensive, San Francisco, July 15-19. Immerse yourself in daily writing workshops, lectures and readings by guest writers; limited to 24 participants. Manuscript submission required; deadline is June 3. Contact the Writing department at (510) 642-6362 or email@example.com. For more details, visit: http://extension.berkeley.edu/catalog/course2562.html?utm_source=poetsandwriters&utm_medium=print&utm_campaign=113AD550.
WRITE IN SCOTLAND. Join us August 8–15 for a week of writing and exploring this beautiful country. We’ll go beyond the typical tourist path, getting to know the real Scotland. The retreat will feature supportive workshops and excursions to Edinburgh, castles, and more. www.murphywriting.com.
WICE 2013 Summer Writing Course is a bridge to the next Paris Writers Workshop, the finest English-language creative writing program in France, held biannually. Join WICE Summer Writing Course June 23–28. Intensive morning workshops led by distinguished authors in novel and nonfiction writing. Literary walk, afternoon and evening readings. We welcome new and established writers to join our international community. www.pariswritersworkshop.org.