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ARE YOU OVER 60? Whether you’ve aged gracefully—or disgracefully—we want to hear about the insights age has brought you that will inspire and entertain readers. Seeking narratives for “Wit and Wisdom of the Sages.” Up to 3,500 words. Send manuscripts to or request guidelines from firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for a new anthology of poems dedicated to the work of members of the LGBT communities in Africa and LGBT Africans in the Diaspora. Poems on any topic are welcome, and in any form. Unpublished poems are preferred. Poems can be in any language; however, translations have to be provided in English. Please submit no more than 5 poems. Send e-mail submissions to Abayomi Animashaun (email@example.com) by January 20. Please include “Poetry Submission” in the subject line.
GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for an upcoming anthology. Our focus is on edgy and experimental themes and styles. Deadline: January 31. Submission guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com.
MARCH HARE PRESS seeks poetry from enlisted military personnel or veterans for an anthology. Looking for authentic voices. Three poems, 40 lines or less. Include contact info. Reading period ends April 30. No fee. Submissions to: Editor, March Hare Press, 200 Norfolk St., Cambridge, MA 02139. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com), 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: www.mariealexanderseries.com.
SOCCER MOM? Lacrosse Dad? True stories of sports parenting wanted. Focus on your experience as a parent, not your child’s. Diversity in sports, setting (urban/rural), ages, expectations, and outcomes appreciated. Honorarium and free copy of book for those published. More info: sportsparentanthology.com. Submit: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIAL MEDIA LIT ANTHOLOGY. Tales told through texting? Pinterest prose, Reddit reading or Facebook flash fiction? Submit to ONLY INTERCONNECT, a forthcoming anthology exploring the intersection between social media and literary short fiction. Writing by women, queer writers and authors of color especially welcome. Please submit online: https://onlyinterconnect.submittable.com/submit.
YOUNG WRITERS ANTHOLOGY. VerbalEyze is accepting submissions from writers ages 13–22 for its 2013 Young Writers Anthology. Writers selected will earn royalties toward scholarships for higher education. VerbalEyze is a nonprofit that fosters, promotes and supports the development and professional growth of young writers. For submission details visit www.verbaleyze.org.
ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors, is seeking submissions of creative nonfiction manuscripts February through April. All manuscripts should be submitted as PDFs. For important submission guidelines, please visit www.arktoi.com.
SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS, a shared-work publishing collective, seeks poetry manuscripts from greater Bay Area poets. No reading fee. All styles and forms welcome. Authors must become active members of the press for a 3-year period. Deadline: February 1. For guidelines, see www.sixteenrivers.org.
GRAYSON BOOKS 2013 Chapbook Contest. $500 and 50 copies to winner. 16–24 pages poetry, $18 reading fee. Brian Clements to judge. Electronic or postal submissions by January 31 to Grayson Books, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127. For guidelines see www.graysonbooks.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 www.greenfusepoeticarts.org or 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 poetry book or chapbook. $1,000 first prize. Submissions must be postmarked within the reading period and include a $15 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.
ADVENTUM, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Issue IV is available January 1. Reading period for Issue V is February 1–May 15. For details, see www.adventummagazine.com.
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.
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW welcomes submissions of unpublished short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for our Spring 2013 issue (Vol. 8, No. 1) until March 15. No simultaneous submissions, please. All published work considered for annual editor’s prize. Current and previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com.
ARROYO LITERARY REVIEW is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation. We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation for our sixth issue. Open reading period December 1–May 31. No e-mail submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: www.arroyoliteraryreview.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.
BASEBALL BARD. Online literary magazine with annual printed book seeks poems up to 32 lines on subject of baseball. All properly submitted poems are published. Poets new to Baseball Bard are invited to submit on free trial basis. For guidelines, see “Poem Submit” at baseballbard.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS—Kansas City Voices magazine seeks quality poems, short prose, and visual art for 2013 issue. Payment offered. Work need not relate to Kansas City. Submissions close March 15. For guidelines and our Submittables link, visit Whispering Prairie Press website at www.wppress.org/main/submissions.
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.
CHEST, the Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, invites submissions of up to 2 previously unpublished, quality poems, maximum 350 words, on subjects of some medical relevance. See instructions at http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/ss/forauthors.aspx#poetrypectoriloquy. E-mail submissions to email@example.com.
CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW, national poetry journal of the CT Poetry Society, seeks submissions January 1–April 15. Send up to 5 poems to: Connecticut River Review, Pat Mottola, Editor, P.O. Box 516, Cheshire, CT 06410. For complete guidelines visit www.ct-poetry-society.org/publications.htm.
CREATIVE NONFICTION seeks true stories, well told, on any subject or theme. Submissions should be 4,000 words or less, written in narrative form, with compelling scenes, descriptive characters and dialogue. Or, pitch a magazine column idea. We read year-round. Now accepting electronic submissions. For complete guidelines visit www.creativenonfiction.org.
THE CUMBERLAND RIVER REVIEW, a quarterly online journal of new poetry, fiction, essays, and art, welcomes submissions from both national and international writers and artists. The Cumberland River Review makes nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. Submissions may be made online, and guidelines are available at http://crr.trevecca.edu.
DASH, an annual journal published by California State University Fullerton, seeks works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and criticism that are short and emphatic. Poems: 33 lines max. Prose: 2,000 words max. Deadline: March 1. Waste not. Want not. Submit. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. See website for complete guidelines: www.dashliteraryjournal.com.
EKPHRASIS, a biannual journal, is seeking poems, each based on a single work of art. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published poems OK if credited. Send 3–5 original poems, bio, e-mail, SASE, to: Ekphrasis, Laverne & Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816. Website: www.ekphrasisjournal.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 email@example.com. For contests and guidelines: www.eveningstreetpress.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
HOT STREET, a biannual print magazine of art and literature, seeks intellectually and aesthetically provocative submissions in poetry, prose, and art for upcoming issues. The deadline for the 2013 Emerging Writers Contest in the genres of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction is March 31. For detailed information and submission guidelines, visit www.hotstreet.org.
THE KERF seeks poetry for its annual issue. The editors are especially interested in themes related to humanity and/or environmental consciousness but are open to diverse subjects. Submit between January 15 and March 31 annually. Include brief bio and SASE. The Kerf, College of the Redwoods, 883 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA 95531.
LAND REPORT emphasizes The Land Institute’s scientific work toward farming with perennial grains grown in mixtures like prairie, now seeks fiction to promote empathy for agriculture that is ecological, and for matters agrarian. Payment in copies. Reach Scott Bontz at ; 2440 E. Water Well, Salina, KS 67401; or (785) 823-5376.
THE MAD HATTER, America’s premier journal of creativity by pre-college students, seeks poetry as well as B&W photography and art for issue #16, due in April. Contributors receive 1 copy. Deadline: February 28. Send work, school or homeschool affiliation, and SASE to the Mad Hatter, 320 S. Seminary St., Madisonville, KY, 42431 or e-mail to email@example.com.
MAIN STREET RAG is seeking short fiction, nonfiction and poetry for an anthology using “Porches” as its focal point. E-mail submissions only December 1–March 31. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details online at www.mainstreetrag.com. Mail: Main Street Rag, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227. Phone: (704) 573-2516.
THE MOCHILA REVIEW seeks stories, poems, and essays by writers who prize language, energy, voice, and vision. 5,000 word limit prose. 5 poems limit per submission. February 15 deadline for May edition. Please mail to The Mochila Review, MWSU, 4525 Downs Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64507.
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.
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: email@example.com. Website: www.rattle.com.
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. More than 100 poets showcased. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Call for submissions, April 1–October. Electronic and snail-mail submissions accepted. For information, including our Founders’ Prize contest and Big Horn Blog visit www.rhinopoetry.org.
THE SARANAC REVIEW welcomes submissions from new and established writers for its Fall 2013 issue (# 9). Send manuscript (3 poems; 1 piece of fiction, nonfiction or flash fiction) to Saranac Review, English Department, CVH, SUNY Plattsburgh, 101 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Reading up to May 15. For full submission guidelines and information on our writing contest, check our website http://research.plattsburgh.edu/saranacreview.
SAWTOOTH POETRY PRIZE, $1,500 plus publication. Judge: Dan Beachy-Quick. Submit 48–100 pages between January 1 and March 1 at https://ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu/secure/submissions. Entry fee: $25. We subscribe to the CLMP Code of Ethics. Ahsahta Press, 1910 University Dr., Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725. Full guidelines at http://ahsahtapress.org/submissions/sawtooth-poetry-prize.
SLEET seeks fiction, poetry, irregulars, flash. We are an online literary magazine, and we’re pretty. Please see website for guidelines: www.sleetmagazine.com.
SPECTER: An online journal seeks poetry, fiction, art, and photography. Founded with inclusion in mind, Specter is open to all forms, styles, and genres from all individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual identity, etc. Simultaneous submissions accepted. No reading fee. Submit at: www.spectermagazine.com/submit.
STEAM TICKET, the nationally circulated literary journal produced by students in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse English Department, invites submissions of poetry, fiction, flash-fiction and creative nonfiction for the 2013 issue, Vol. 16. Submit online from December 1, 2012–March 15, 2013. For guidelines: www.steamticket.org.
SUFI JOURNAL seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that in some way addresses themes related to Sufism; other established spiritual traditions and paths; or a personal spiritual quest, discovery, or understanding. Contributors receive copies of magazine. Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis. Direct all inquiries and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE TEACHER'S VOICE is still independent and free. We need strong work from established and emerging poets and writers. Read our “Race in American Education” anthology in progress. Consider our 2013 chapbook contest and other critical theme issues. Visit: www.the-teachers-voice.org. Mail: the Teacher’s Voice, P.O. Box 150384, Kew Gardens, NY 11415.
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 theodate.org.
THOUGHT & ACTION, NEA’s journal of higher education, invites submissions for “Faculty, Students, and the Common Good,” a special focus section of the 2013 issue. We ask you: What is the public good, and what does it mean to fight for it? What responsibility do you feel for other people’s children? New scholars are welcome, as are poets and visual artists. All submissions will be entered in competition for 3 $2,500 Excellence in the Academy awards. Deadline January 31. For more information, see www.nea.org/thoughtandaction.
TRAVELLING POETS SOCIETY needs quality poems and prose in English and Spanish about love, relationships, vows, oaths, weddings and all members of weddings, to be placed on new website. If your work is used, you will be compensated. Send to: email@example.com.
UPSTREET: award-winning annual’s ninth issue seeks quality submissions with edge—fiction, poetry, CNF. Past issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover. Distribution: Ingram, Source Interlink, Media Solutions, Ubiquity, Disticor (Canada). Book chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Payment: author copy. Deadline: March 1. To submit: www.upstreet-mag.org.
VIETNAM. If you can write about things of interest to Vietnam veterans, and if you believe in what you’re writing, we’d like to hear from you for our print magazine. Topics: The POW/MIA issue, PTSD, Agent Orange and veterans health issues, VA, veterans memorials, veterans incarcerated, feelings about the war, thoughts about veterans, short poetry that makes sense, and yes, even war stories. But don’t limit yourself to the topics listed here. We’re open to your ideas. vietnow.com/pagesmagazine/miniguidelines.htm.
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 writingasasacredpath.blogspot.com.
WOMENARTS Quarterly Journal seeks essays, fiction, poetry, visual art, reviews, and interviews by women. For submission guidelines and more information, visit www.vivacepress.com/waq.
CUBA FOR WRITERS: March 24–31. The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities is pleased to announce a new cultural travel program designed for practicing and aspiring writers in any genre. Meet Cuban writers, visit Hemingway’s estate, and experience the vibrant reality of Cuba from a unique literary perspective. Website: http://masshumanities.org/cuba3.
LAS VEGAS Writers Conference 2013. Join writing professionals, agents, publishers, industry experts, and your colleagues for 3 days in exciting Las Vegas, NV as they share knowledge of all aspects of the writer’s craft. April 18–20. Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Phone: (800) 634-6371. Website: www.lasvegaswritersconference.com.
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, Joshua McKinney, Peter Orner, Josh Weil, Olga Zilberbourg. Intensive workshops, panels, craft talks, readings, open mic, manuscript consultations with agents, editors and publishers. Details: www.mcwc.org.
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE is a magical setting for an unforgettable Writers’ Conference. Past faculty includes Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins, Naomi Wolf, Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska, John Berendt, Rebecca Walker, Erica Jong, Todd Gitlin, Sena Naslund, Josephine Humphreys. February 13–17. See: www.sanmiguelwritersconferenceblog.org.
SMALL, INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS will advance your craft and energize your writing. Join Stephen Dunn, Dorianne Laux, and our award-winning faculty at the 20th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 18–21, in Galloway, NJ. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback, and encouraging community. Choose from poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. Learn more: www.wintergetaway.com.
THE WRITE STUFF: March 21–23, Allentown, PA. Fiction and nonfiction. March 21: Pre-conference workshop with Juilene Osborne-McKnight. March 22: Pre-conference workshops with Jane Friedman (Keynote) and Ramona DeFelice Long. March 22–23: Welcome Reception; first page critique by publishing professionals; 19 sessions; flash contest; meet with agents. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.glvwg.org/writestuff.htm.
$1,000 PRIZE for best poem. DASH Journal welcomes submissions to its first annual poetry contest. Send up to 3 unpublished poems per entry (max 33 lines each). Include name and contact information on cover sheet only. Fee: $10 for contest, or $15 for contest plus one-year subscription. Check payable to DASH Journal. Deadline: February 15. All poems blind-reviewed by panel of editors. Finalists published in 2013 issue. DASH Journal, Department of English and Comparative Literature, California State University Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831. Details: www.dashliteraryjournal.com.
1 MORE CHANCE to win $1,000 and Publication: NMW’s final deadline has been extended to January 31. Visit www.newmillenniumwritings.com for testimonials—we have launched careers. Best Fiction—$1,000; Poem—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short Fiction—$1,000. All winners will be published alongside famous writers in our anthology and online. “Fiction, poetry and nonfiction that will feed your soul.” —New Pages. Enter at www.writingawards.com.
3 PRIZES of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Deadline: March 15. Kevin Clark, Marjorie Sandor, and Dinah Lenney will judge. Visit the website for complete guidelines. www.bhreview.org.
THE 4TH ANNUAL Normal Prize offers $1,000 and publication in the Normal School. Judges are Pablo Medina (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry). Deadline: March 15. Entry fee: $20 (includes 2 year subscription). Submit at http://normalschool.submittable.com/categories, or, for full details, visit www.thenormalschool.com.
6TH ANNUAL James Nicholson Political Poetry Prize. Deadline: Monday, February 18. Open to Westchester County, NY residents. No fee. $500 prize. Winning poem published in Pelham Weekly, with reading/reception at Pelham Public Library. Please see guidelines and download entry form at www.pelhamlibrary.org. Submit 1 unpublished poem along with entry form to: Nicholson Political Poetry Prize, c/o Town of Pelham Public Library, 530 Colonial Ave., Pelham, NY 10803.
13TH ANNUAL Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: $2,000 plus publication. All U.S. authors eligible. Postmark deadline: April 15. The 2011 winner was Sherril Jaffe for You Are Not Alone. 2012 winner to be announced in late October. Previous winners include Edith Pearlman, Jonathan Penner, Ann Joslin Williams and K. L. Cook. Previous judges: Rick Bass, Jess Walter, John Keeble, and Bill Kittredge. Send manuscript (98 page, 3 story minimum), $25 entry fee (check or money order to Willow Springs Editions), and SASE (for notification only) to: Spokane Prize, Inland NW Center for Writers, EWU, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Ste. 425, Spokane, WA 99202.
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 AMERICAN Poetry Journal Book Prize. For a full-length collection, 50–65 pages. $1,000 plus publication; all entries considered for publication. Deadline: February 28. Reading fee: $25. APJ/DHP., P.O. Box 2080, Aptos, CA 95001.Include e-mail (no SASE) for results, bio, and acknowledgments. Complete guidelines: www.dreamhorsepress.com.
2013 CONFRONTATION MAGAZINE Poetry Prize: $750 and publication in a 2013 issue, for a single poem. Submit up to 4 previously unpublished poems with a $10 entry fee (includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine) during January/February. Postmark entries January 1–February 28. For details, see confrontationmagazine.org.
2013 MAIN STREET RAG Poetry Book Award. Deadline: January 31. Length: 48–84 pages. Reading fee: $25. Prize: $1,200, publication (and more). All entries considered for publication. Detailed guidelines at: www.mainstreetrag.com. Send manuscripts to: Main Street Rag, P.O. Box 690100, Charlotte, NC 28227 or e-mail to email@example.com.
2013 MEYERSON Prize for Fiction. $1,000 plus publication. Open to writers who have not published a book of fiction. Deadline: May 1. Entry fee: $25 per story. Mail entries to: Meyerson Fiction Prize, Southwest Review, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275, or enter online at www.smu.edu/southwestreview.
2013 PATRICIA DOBLER Poetry Award. For women writers over 40 who have not published a full-length book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction (chapbooks excluded). Primary judge: Jan Beatty; final judge: TBA. One prize of round-trip travel and lodging as a participant in Carlow University’s MFA residency in Pittsburgh, PA, January 2014; publication in Voices from the Attic; a reading at Carlow with the final judge. Postmark deadline April 1. $20 fee per 2-poem entry. For complete guidelines, phone (412) 578-6346; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.carlow.edu.
2013 SELECTED SHORTS Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. Winning story selected by Jim Shepard, $1,000 prize, and read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space in NYC, on June 12. Theme: “Complicated Families.” No more than 750 words. Fee: $25. Deadline: March 15. Details: www.selectedshorts.org.
2013 STRING POET PRIZE (3rd Annual). 1st prize: $200 and composition of original music by Eleanor Cory, inspired by winning poem. All entries considered for publication in String Poet. 40 lines max; none previously published. Entry: $10 1–3 poems; $15 4–5, $20 6–7. Final judge: George Held. Details and online submissions: www.stringpoet.com. Deadline February 25. Postal submissions (checks payable to String Poet): String Poet Prize c/o LIVS, 8 Elm St., Huntington, NY 11743.
ANNOUNCING THE 2013 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest. $10 entry fee for 2 poems or 1 short story. $1,000 total awards. Deadline February 15. Application, fee, and typed entry sent together for consideration. Send SASE to WAHF, 252 Twin Lakes Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650. Phone: (724) 834-7474. Website: www.artsandheritage.com.
ATLANTA REVIEW International Poetry Competition. Grand prize $1,000. 20 contestants will be published in Atlanta Review. Fifty prizes in all. Deadline: March 1. Easy online entry at www.atlantareview.com. Mail entries: $5 for the first poem, $3 each additional (no entry form required), P.O. Box 8248, Atlanta GA 31106.
COMMON GROUND REVIEW—14th annual poetry contest! $500 first, $200 second, $100 third prize and publication. Honorable mentions also published. Send 1–3 poems under 45 lines, SASE and $15 check to Western New England University by March 1. No fee: short story submissions and non-contest poems. See website for details: www.cgreview.org. Mail submissions to Janet Bowdan, Editor, Common Ground Review, H-5132, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield, MA 01119.
CORONA WORLDWIDE Nonfiction Short Story Competition seeks stories between 500 to 1,750 words about personal experiences when living abroad as an expat (names may be changed). Deadline: May 1. Word Count: Between 500 and 1,750 words. Eligibility: Women aged 30+. Prizes in British pounds sterling or the American dollar equivalent: 1st Prize—£200, publication on website and opportunity to read (or be read) at the AGM in London March 2014. 2nd Prize —£100, website publication, reading. 3rd Prize—£50, website publication, reading. Final judging by Mr. A R M Little, Head Master of Eton College. Please type your stories, put page number and title on each page. On a detachable cover sheet include title, number of words, number of pages, name, address, e-mail and telephone number. Entry fee: Include a check for either £20 or $30 made out to Corona Worldwide. Multiple entries accepted with fee. Mail to: Corona Worldwide, Short Story Competition, South Bank House, Black Prince Road, London, SE1 7SJ, England UK. For questions e-mail: email@example.com. Corona Worldwide is a registered charity. www.coronaworldwide.org.
CRAZYHORSE Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Winners receive $2,000 plus publication. This year’s judges: Tony Earley (Fiction), Lia Purpura (Nonfiction), and Martha Collins (Poetry). $20 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription. Entries accepted January 1st to January 31. Upload your story, essay, or 3 poems through our website: http://crazyhorse.cofc.edu.
CUTBANK'S 2013 contests are open! $500 prizes and publication for fiction, non-fiction and poetry entries. Deadline: February 28. $17 entry fee includes 1-year subscription. The 2013 CutBank Chapbook contest awards $1,000 and publication to the best 25–40 page manuscript received. Deadline: March 31. Entry fee: $20. For details visit cutbankonline.org.
DEBUT-LITZER Award: $1,000 per award plus coverage on Late Night Library’s podcasts. Debut books published between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 are eligible in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. $25 entry fee. Postmark deadline: May 31. Winners announced in late October. For details, visit www.latenightlibrary.org.
ENGINE BOOKS Novel Prize: $1,000 advance plus publication by Engine Books in 2014. Submit your manuscript and $25 entry fee at www.enginebooks.org.
FOURTH GENRE: Explorations in Nonfiction. Ninth Annual Steinberg Prize for Nonfiction. $1,000 prize awarded annually for winning essay or memoir; winning and runner-up entries published in Fourth Genre Spring 2014. All entries considered for publication in Fourth Genre. Scott Russell Sanders is 2013 contest judge. 6,000 word limit; nonrefundable $20 entry fee. Contest guidelines available at www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/fg. Submissions not accepted at MSU Press. Submit January 1–February 28, only to: Fourth Genre Contest; Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures; Michigan State University; 235 Bessey Hall; East Lansing, MI 48824. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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INDIANA REVIEW Poetry Prize. $1,000 & publication. Judge: Nikky Finney. Open: February 1–April 1. Up to 3 poems, $20 fee includes 1-year subscription. For guidelines, visit www.indianareview.org or send SASE to: Indiana Review, Poetry Prize, Ballantine Hall 465, 1020 East Kirkwood Ave., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY South Bend’s 42 Miles Press Poetry Prize will be awarded to an emerging or established poet for a book-length manuscript of at least 48 pages. Winner receives $1,000, 50 copies, and will be invited to give a reading in South Bend. Deadline is March 1. David Dodd Lee, Series Editor, will judge. Entry fee: $25. For complete guidelines, go to the Contest section of www.42miles.wordpress.com.
IRON HORSE Call for Short Novellas. Winner of 2013 Single-Author competition receives $1,000. The chapbook’s full-color art will reflect the novella’s content and emphasize its title, not the name of Iron Horse. Judge: Bill Roorbach. Deadline: March 15. Submissions Fee: $15, includes 1-year subscription to Iron Horse. Website: ironhorsereview.com.
JULIA PETERKIN AWARD. The Converse College Creative Writing program announces the 2013 Julia Peterkin Award in Fiction is accepting entries. Each entry should include 1 short story or chapter from a novel (original work in English)—a maximum of 16 pages. In addition, include a cover page with the writer’s name, address, daytime phone number, and title of submission. Include handling fee of $15 made payable to: Converse College English Department. Deadline: February 15. Send to: The Julia Peterkin Award, Creative Writing Program, Converse College, 580 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302. For more information, including complete guidelines, go to: www.converse.edu/academics/school-humanities-and-sciences/englishcreative-and-professional-writing/creative-writing.
LEAPFROG 2013 Fiction Contest. Open January 15–May 1. Entry fee: $30. Adult novels, novellas, story collections. First prize: Publication contract with advance, plus finalist awards: $150 plus manuscript critique by finalist judge Lev Raphael. Past winners include Vickie Weaver, Joan Connor, and Allen Learst. Details at www.leapfrogpress.com. E-mail: email@example.com.
THE LEDGE Announces its 2013 Fiction Awards Competition. First prize: $1,000 and publication in the Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication. Third prize: $100 and publication. Entry fee: $12 for the first story; $6 for each additional story. $20 subscription gains free entry for the first story. Postmark deadline: February 28. The Ledge 2013 Fiction Awards Competition, 40 Maple Ave., Bellport, NY 11713. Website: www.theledgemagazine.com.
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: Litlatte@aol.com. Website: www.literal-latte.com.
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OMNIDAWN offers $1,000 prize for our annual Chapbook Poetry Contest. Gillian Conoley will judge. Electronic and postal submissions February 1–April 22. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $18. Entrants who add $2 shipping receive Omnidawn chapbook of their choice. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest.
OUTRIDER PRESS/TallGrass Writers award $500 each in poetry (to 30 lines with spacing) and fiction/essays (to 2,500 words) for annual anthology. Theme: “Music in the Air,” all things musical, including nature’s. Previously published, simultaneous submissions OK. Copy to published contributors. Deadline: February 25. Entry: $12/TGW member, $16/non-member. Complete guidelines: email@example.com.
PADDLEFISH announces the William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry. One winner receives $500 and publication in Paddlefish. Submission fee $12 (for up to 2 poems). All poets submitting to the contest receive a copy of the forthcoming journal. For more information, visit www.mtmc.edu/paddlefish.
PLOUGHSHARES Emerging Writer’s Contest accepting nonfiction, fiction, and poetry from February 1 to April 2. Winners published in Winter 2013–2014 issue and each receive a $1,000 prize. Submit 3–5 poems or under 5,000 words of prose. Fee: $24, includes 1-year subscription; fee waived for subscribers. Entrants must not have published a book before April 15, 2014. Full details: www.pshares.org/emergingaward.
POETRY CONTEST. Deadline: May 15. Winners read at California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco. Any subject, 40 lines max, 51 cash awards. Three grand prizes choreographed. Send 2 copies, one with ID. One/$5, 3/$10, no limit. To: Judy Cheung, 704 Brigham Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Website: www.dancingpoetry.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. 3 poems maximum, up to 14 pages per entry. $20 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription to River Styx. May 31 postmark deadline. See riverstyx.org or riverstyx.submittable.com for complete guidelines. River Styx, 3547 Olive St., Ste. 107, St. Louis, MO 63103. Richard Newman, Editor: (314) 533-4541.
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SAN DIEGO City Works National Writer's Award. Prize: $100. Deadline: postmarked March 1. Send up to 5 poems or 3 short stories (no more than 3,500 words), e-mail address (no SASE please), and a check for $5 to City Works, San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. www.cityworkspress.org.
SPIRITUAL MEMOIR Contest: 2,500 to 10,000 words. Topic: “How creativity has changed my life.” Cash prizes. $20 fee. Reading time October 1 through March 15. www.catharsisjournal.com.
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.
TATTOO-HAIKU2: presented by the 555 Collective. Judged by Jimmy Santiago Baca, all proceeds go to his writing program for at-risk youth, Cedar Tree Inc. Submission fee $5. Winner awarded $555 Amazon certificate. Winning haiku tattooed on editor. Deadline April 4. No theme required. Submit haiku via form on 555c.org.
TEBOT BACH announces the 2013 Clockwise Chapbook competition. Deadline: April 15 postmark. Gail Wronsky, judge. Winner announced in September 2013. Publication in April 2014. Send manuscript and reading fee of $15 to Tebot Bach, Clockwise, P.O. Box 7887, Huntington Beach, CA 92615. SASE to address above. Full guidelines: www.tebotbach.org.
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 $25 for each manuscript submitted to Tebot Bach, Bibby, P.O. Box 7887, Huntington Beach, CA 92615. Complete guidelines: www.tebotbach.org.
THIRD WEDNESDAY Annual Contest: Send up to 3 unpublished poems with an entry fee of $10. Each poem should not exceed 2 pages. The top 3 winners receive $50 each, and their poems appear in Third Wednesday. Other entries will be considered for publication. Deadline: the last week of January. Send poems and check to: Third Wednesday Poetry Contest, 174 Greenside Up, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
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: www.winningwriters.com/tomstory.
THE VERN COWLES Poetry Prize. $1,000 and publication in the Cape Rock for a trinity of poems. Maximum 120 lines each. $20 entry fee. Deadline April 1. Visit www6.semo.edu/universitypress/cowlesprize for complete guidelines. Send to: The Cape Rock Contest, Southeast Missouri State University, University Plaza, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
WERGLE FLOMP Humor Poetry Contest. 12th annual free contest. Eleven cash prizes totaling $2,000. Top prize $1,000. No entry fee. Submit 1 humor poem by April 1 deadline. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005–2012). Guidelines and online submission at www.winningwriters.com/wergle.
WRITERADVICE seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction running 750 words or less. Entertain, enlighten, dazzle, and delight us with your crisp, stirring prose. Finalists receive responses from all judges. Please submit your work to the 8th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18. Complete details at www.writeradvice.com.
WRITERS PLACE Poetry competition is in full swing. Winners receive $250 in prizes, online publication and subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine. $10 fee for up to 3 poems. Submissions accepted through February 15. Enter at www.thewritersplace.org.
THE WRITERS' SIDESHOW Contest is a free monthly writing prompt/contest designed to spark creativity. Winners receive a $50 honorarium and are published in Moonshine Drive: A Journal of the Sacred & the Profane. The Sideshow is now sponsored by Lit West Coast Writers’ Studio. For submission guidelines, please visit: www.litwritersstudio.com.
WRITERS WANTED: Submit to any of 12 categories for PNWA’s Literary Contest. Finalists are judged by an agent/editor to determine the top 2 in each category. $700 first place; $300 second place. Entries ($35/PNWA members, $50/nonmembers per category) must be received by February 22. Website: www.pnwa.org. Phone: (425) 673-BOOK.
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PHILADELPHIA AREA: The Word Studio is a place for writers in Chestnut Hill. Janet Benton, an editor, writer, and teacher with nearly 3 decades’ experience, offers small and inspiring workshops and private mentoring rich with technical guidance. This work will help you strengthen your craft and get that book written. Fiction, nonfiction. Carefully selected teachers of memoir, marketing, and more augment our programs. Website: www.thewordstudio.us. Contact email@example.com.
TAKING FLIGHT: A Writing Workshop in France, June 1–June 8. For both beginning and experienced writers: An intensive writing workshop in a 4-star B&B in the Lot Valley. Create new poetry and/or prose in response to group exercises in a supportive setting. E-mail Carolyn Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITING & YOGA RETREAT in Brazil! A weeklong writing and yoga intensive, March 31–April 7; for writers with works-in-progress. Write steeped in the natural beauty and coastal calm of southern Brazil. Facilitated by Merridawn Duckler, writer, editor, NEA awardee and senior fellow at the Attic Institute of Portland, Oregon; Jasmine Pittenger and Stephanie Renée dos Santos writers/yoga instructors. $1,295 per person includes: own room w/ private bathroom, 3 meals daily, 3 excursions, daily writing workshops and yoga. Visit: www.stephaniereneedossantos.com. Registration closes January 15. Contact: email@example.com.
WRITING with Delicious Adventure: Whether you’re polishing an existing book or beginning a new project, EWT retreats will further your goals. With an acclaimed staff in breathtaking locations: Italy, Mexico, Slovenia, Guatemala, we offer intimate group learning experiences, as well as insight into local culture and cuisine.Website: www.eat-write-travel.com.