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ANTHOLOGY. Two-Countries: Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents seeks poems, essays and flash memoir. For details, please go to http://brute1222.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/two-countries-anthology.
ARE YOU OVER 60? Have insightful stories you’d like to share with all grandchildren? Great Depression/WWII/Vietnam era? Seeking narratives for Wit and Wisdom of the Sages. Up to 3,500 words. Send manuscripts, or for guidelines e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
FOR A SPECIAL “The Human Face of Sustainability” issue, Creative Nonfiction and ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability are looking for nonfiction that illuminates environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. Deadline May 31; $10,000 for best essay. Guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submit.
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: www.mariealexanderseries.com.
MINOR ARCANA PRESS is currently welcoming submissions of poems related to superheroes and superhero mythology for a new anthology titled Drawn to Marvel. Deadline for submissions: May 15. The anthology is edited by Bryan D. Dietrich and Marta Ferguson. Please send poems with the subject Super Poems to email@example.com.
MUS PRESS plans to publish an illustrated anthology of lyric poems tentatively entitled BLISS. We never charge any sort of fee at any time. Submit by e-mail no more than 3 poems (20 lines or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you if your poem is accepted. Website: www.muse-press.org.
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 or to send material e-mail: email@example.com.
SOLICITING SUBMISSIONS for a summer of 2013 print anthology around the films of Quentin Tarantino. We're looking for poetic responses to his work. We'll lean towards egocentric voices with a colorful range of references. We welcome contributions from writers outside the United States. Details can be found at www.destructivepraise.org.
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.
ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors, is accepting nonfiction manuscripts from February 1 through April 30. Not a contest—no fees. Send manuscript as a PDF. Please visit the website for submission guidelines at www.arktoi.com.
ROSE METAL PRESS, an independent publisher of hybrid genres, seeks full-length hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for publication in 2015. Please upload your manuscript of 40 pages or more via Submittable between April 1 and May 1 with a $15 reading fee. For more details, visit www.rosemetalpress.com.
TORREY HOUSE PRESS is looking to acquire lively, topical, environmental nonfiction with leading edge thinking written for an identifiable audience. www.torreyhouse.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.greenfusepoeticarts.org or e-mail email@example.com.
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, & cover sheet with name, phone, e-mail, address. Prize: $250, 50 chapbooks. Postmark deadline: April 30: Longleaf Press, Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
5 OVER 4. New multimedia journal seeks cross-genre work made by jazzy, creative people who embrace the unknown. Poetry videos, multi-media sculpture, hand-stitched book art, JPEGs collaged with audio, sound poems via video chat, interactive projects. Live and online events. Website: 5over4.blogspot.com, E-mail Monique Avakian: email@example.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.
AJN, the American Journal of Nursing, seeks personal essays (850-word limit) describing experiences related to health and health care for its monthly Reflections department. Authors do not have to be health care professionals. We prefer clear writing with strong details and vivid characterization; $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Go to this website for guidelines and examples: http://edmgr.ovid.com/ajn/accounts/authorguidelinesreflections.doc, or query the Reflections coordinator, Madeleine Mysko: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
THE CHATTAHOOCHEE REVIEW. Call for submissions: Animals. Inventive or classic variations of the “animal” theme welcome. Send relevant fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by October 1. Please note call for submissions in cover letter. Online submissions now available: http://thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLARE LITERARY MAGAZINE is moving online! We want you to join us for our inaugural online issue. We seek unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (poetry: limit 5 poems; prose: limit 5,000 words). Reading period: January 1–April 15. For more information and a link to the online submission page, visit claremagazine.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.
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.
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.
THE INFLECTIONIST REVIEW, a quarterly literary journal, welcomes submissions of unpublished poetry for our debut issue. 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.
RATTLE seeks submissions from single parent poets for the Fall 2013 issue. Poems may be any subject, written by single parents. Deadline: April 15. Send up to 5 poems and/or a relevant essay (w/SASE) to: RATTLE, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. E-mail submissions accepted. 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! April 1–October 1 call for submissions. More than 100 poets showcased. Electronic and snail-mail submissions accepted. For information, including our Founders’ Prize contest and Big Horn Blog, visit www.rhinopoetry.org.
SNAIL MAIL REVIEW is looking for new poetry and short fiction. Send 3–5 poems or 1–7 pages of short fiction to: Snail Mail Review, 1694 Augusta Pointe Dr., Ripon, CA 95366. Include a cover letter and SASE. Submission deadline is June 30. Facebook: Snail Mail Review. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://snailmailreview.com.
SPILLWAY wants poems, February & March only, for a themed issue: “The Road Taken/Not Taken.” Tell us about life choices, about adventure versus safety, what you’ve risked/not risked. Surprise yourself and us. Editor: Susan Terris. Tebot Bach Publisher: Mifanwy Kaiser. Submit 3–5 poems. Website: http://tebotbach.org. E-mail submission only: email@example.com.
TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics seeks all things poetry: poems, critical essays, book reviews, interviews, artwork, etc. This new literary journal from Chapman University features monthly electronic issues and an annual print issue to explore varied aesthetics and modes. For more info and to submit, visit http://journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/TAB-Journal.
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.
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: 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: 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 writingasasacredpath.blogspot.com.
7th &NOW Festival of New Writing: Off the Road, to be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, September 26–28, is now accepting proposals for critical papers, criti-fictional presentations, fiction and poetry readings, staged play readings, rituals, performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and multimedia projects, and intergenre literary work of all kinds. Please see http://andnowfestival.com/call_for_proposals_2013.html. E-mail email@example.com.
THE 10TH ANNUAL Chautauqua Writers’ Festival will be June 13–16 on the beautiful Chautauqua Institution grounds. Live and write with award-winning poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who share their insights in intensive workshops, readings, panel discussions, and individual conferences designed to ensure personalized attention. For more, visit ciweb.org/writers-festival.
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 usm.maine.edu/summer/stonecoast-writers-conference.
THE 2013 SLC Poetry Festival will take place April 12–14 on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Bronxville is 15 miles north of New York City. The festival offers readings, panels, a small press fair, and a launch party for LUMINA, the literary magazine of the college’s MFA program. Confirmed poets include Henri Cole, Eduardo C. Corral, Kate Knapp Johnson, Ed Bok Lee, Dawn Lundy Martin, D. Nurkse, Dg Nanouk Okpik, Jon Sands, and Vijay Seshadri. All events are free and open to the public. E-mail or visit the website for more information. Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708. Jeffrey Peterson, Nikay Paredes, Joanna Valente, and Tatiana Ruiz-Cornejo, Codirectors. firstname.lastname@example.org or http://pofest.tumblr.com.
BREAD FOR THE JOURNEY: A Celebration of Poetry and the Human Spirit. April 15–18 with: Li-Young Lee, John Fox, Fran Quinn, Susan Deborah King, Michael S. Glaser and Judy Brown. Inviting poetry into the sacred space of our hearts and spirits, this celebration will engage reading and writing poetry as gifts for living richer, more lyrically balanced lives. www.kirkridge.org or email@example.com.
BREAKING GENRE: A Writers Conference. Saturday, June 1. Keynote: Paula McLain. Presenters: Sarah Gridley, Charles Oberndorf, Lynn Powell, Brad Ricca, James Sheeler, Anne Trubek, Sarah Willis, David Young. One day. On the campus of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. For more information: writers firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: lasvegaswritersconference.com.
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.
“WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE, sell what you write.” Grub Street’s 12th Annual Muse and the Marketplace Conference takes place May 3–5 in Boston. The conference features 100+ craft classes and panels as well as 1-on-1 meetings with agents and editors. Participants include authors Jane Hamilton, Emma Straub, Justin Torres, Anita Shreve; agents Jason Ashlock, Anna Stein, Emma Sweeney, Mitchell Waters, Michelle Brower; editors Karyn Marcus, Denise Roy, Emi Ikkanda, Paul Whitlatch and over 50 other guests. For more information and to register, visit www.grubstreet.org.
$200 PLUS PUBLICATION—Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize. Judge: Natasha Sajé. Submit up to 3 poems for $10. E-mail submissions only. All entries considered for publication. Winner & finalists will be published in Crab Creek Review. Deadline: May 15. For full guidelines visit: www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm.
$1,100 E.M. KOEPPEL Annual Short Fiction Award. Also: $100 Editors’ Choices, $500 Scholarship. Length: 3,000 words maximum. Entry fee: $15 for 1 original, unpublished story, $10 each additional story. Include title, name, address, bio, phone, e-mail on cover sheet. Title only on second cover sheet. Deadline: April 30. Guidelines, results: www.writecorner.com. Mail: Writecorner Press, P.O. Box 140310, Gainesville, FL 32614.
7 GREAT REASONS to enter now, for New Millennium Awards. Best Fiction $1,000; Poetry $1,000; Nonfiction $1,000; Short-short Fiction $1,000. All winners published alongside famous writers in our anthology and online. Everyone gets a high-quality anthology. Visit www.newmillenniumwritings.com for testimonials from winners and profiles of iconic writers. Or simply enter at www.writingawards.com. “Fiction, poetry and nonfiction that will feed your soul.” —New Pages.
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 GUY OWEN PRIZE. $1,000 and publication for an unpublished poem. Submit 3–5 poems (10 pages maximum), $20 entry fee (includes 1-year subscription), and SASE for reply only, between March 1 and June 15 (postmark). Include contact information on cover sheet only. Southern Poetry Review, Guy Owen Prize, Department of LLP, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31419. Website: www.southernpoetryreview.org.
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 NELLIGAN PRIZE for Short Fiction. $2,000 awarded for the winning short story, plus publication in the Fall 2013 issue of Colorado Review. Deadline: postmark of March 14. Entry fee: $15. Final judge: Jim Shepard. Friends and students of the judge are ineligible to compete. Obtain complete guidelines at http://nelliganprize.colostate.edu or Nelligan Prize, Colorado Review, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.
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 TBA. Reading fee of $16 for each online submission from February 1 to June 15, at https://newriverspress.submittable.com/submit. Further details at newriverspress.com.
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 Submittable.com. Guidelines: thebackwaterspress.org.
BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW’S annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 fiction prize, $1,000 nonfiction prize, $1,000 poetry prize. Deadline July 1. Entry fee $15 ($20 includes subscription). Submit online. www.blreview.org.
COMSTOCK REVIEW: Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award. Total prizes $1,350. Deadline postmark July 1. 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.
DEBUT-LITZER AWARD: $1,000 per award plus coverage on Late Night Library’s podcasts. Debut books published between January 1 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.
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. http://whidbeymfaalumni.org.
IMAGINARY FRIEND PRESS Book Award— Prize: $250 and publication of full length poetry collection. Send manuscript of 48–96 pages between December 15 and March 15. Reading fee: $11 without copy of winning book/$16 with a copy of winning book. For guidelines or questions see www.imaginaryfriendpress.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 email@example.com.
THE LEDGE announces its 2013 Poetry Awards Competition. First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $250. Third prize: $100. All prizewinning poems will be published in the Ledge. Entry fee: $12 for the first 3 poems; $3 for each additional poem. $20 subscription gains free entry for the first 3 poems. Postmark deadline: April 30. The Ledge 2013 Poetry 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.literal-latte.com.
MASON'S ROAD Spring 2013 Literary Award—$500: an online literary & arts journal dedicated to the writing craft and sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, is running a contest on the theme of “point of view.” Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama accepted. Contest closes April 1. $10 fee per submission. Website: masonsroad.com.
NCW Short Fiction Contest. Prizes are, first: $1,000; second: $250; third: $100. Winners and HMs published in and receive a free copy of annual anthology, Pooled Ink. Entry fee: $20. Final judge: Alyson Hagy. Deadline: March 31. For submission guidelines and contact information, click on Writing Contests at www.northerncoloradowriters.com.
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.
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 see www.omnidawn.com/contest.
PEARL Short Story Prize: $250 & publication in Pearl. Unpublished stories only. Maximum length: 4,000 words. Entry fee: $15 per story. All submissions considered for publication. Deadline: May 31. Send to: Pearl, 3030 E. Second St., Long Beach CA 90803. Complete guidelines available with SASE, or visit website: www.pearlmag.com.
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.
THE POET’S BILLOW is now accepting entries for the Pangaea Prize for a series of up to 7 poems. The winning poet receives $100, an interview, publication in our Literary Art Gallery, and our nomination for a Pushcart Prize. Entry fee $10. Deadline May 1. For more information visit www.thepoetsbillow.org.
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, 1 with ID. One/$5, 3/$10, no limit. To: Judy Cheung, 704 Brigham Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Website: www.dancingpoetry.com.
POETRY CONTEST: Off the Grid Press will publish a full-length book of poetry by a poet over 60. Entry fee: $25. Award to winner: $1,000. Postmark deadline August 31. For full submission guidelines please visit: http://offthegridpress.net.
POETRY PRIZE: $200 plus publication in Cloudbank magazine. Send up to 5 poems or short prose pieces. Entrants receive 2-issue subscription. Work in recent issues by Stuart Friebert, Dore Kiesselbach, Y. Madrone, Dennis Schmitz. Fee $15. Deadline: April 30. Cloudbank, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339. Full guidelines: www.cloudbankbooks.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 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.
SOLSTICE: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, annual lit contest. Extended deadline: April 19. The $1,000 Fiction Prize. The $500 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry. The $500 Nonfiction Prize, donated by Michael Steinberg. Final judge: Randall Kenan. Also new $500 eBook Prize. Reading fee: $18. (For e-book $28.) www.solsticelitmag.org.
SPIRITUAL 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.
SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) 2013 Editors’ Prize: Now accepting online submissions! Winner awarded $1,000. Two runners up awarded $100 each, 3–5 honorable mentions. All winning poems & several finalists are published. 2012 judge: David Baker. 2013 judge announced after winners are selected. Submit up to 3 poems by April 15. Entry fee of $20 includes subscription (2 issues). See new website for guidelines: www.srpr.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: www.winningwriters.com/tomstory.
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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.
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