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ALLPOETRY.COM—Join the largest poetry community, more than 500,000 poets strong. From beginners to experts, get friendly encouragement and detailed critiques when you’re ready. No-fee contests, $50 cash prizes, active discussion forums, and join our annual anthology. Totally free with optional monthly memberships. For more information, visit: www.allpoetry.com/pw.
ANTHOLOGY OF WRITING ON DOMESTIC VERBAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL ABUSE. We are seeking work by survivors of domestic abuse. Creative nonfiction, memoir, flash nonfiction. Please note that at this time we are not accepting poetry. Deadline: October 15. The book will be published by McFarland & Company; contributors will receive a complimentary copy. Please send your submission in Word, with a brief cover letter and 50 word bio to Judith Skillman, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Linera Lucas, email@example.com. This text is dedicated to all those who dared to break the silence.
THE CHRYSALIS PROJECT seeks poems for an anthology about caregiving for any form of dementia. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works accepted as long as the writer holds rights. Submit up to 3 poems/5 pages of poetry. Deadline: September 30. For complete guidelines visit: https://chrysalispoem.wixsite.com/mysite.
WISING UP PRESS/UNIVERSAL TABLE: Wising Up Anthologies. Calls for submissions: Goodness. Deadline: August 15. Flip Sides: Truth, Fair Play & Other Myths We Live By and Spot Cleaning Our Dirty Laundry. Deadline: September 15. Fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and poetry. Guidelines: http://universaltable.org/wisingup.html.
ATMOSPHERE PRESS is currently seeking submissions of full-length book manuscripts in all genres—from poetry to fiction to memoir and beyond—with no reading fee. Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to honesty, transparency, professionalism, kindness, and making your book awesome. Learn more at atmospherepress.com.
FAYETTEVILLE MAFIA PRESS (www.fayettevillemafiapress.com) is looking to publish authors in the following nonfiction genres: Pop culture, true crime, and sports. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SIXTH ANNUAL BRIGHTHORSE BOOK PRIZE will award $1,000 and publication to the writers of the best novel, collection of poetry, and collection of short fiction. Deadline: October 1. $25 entry fee. All submissions considered for publication. More information: http://brighthorsebooks.com. To enter: https://brighthorsebooks.submittable.com/submit.
2018 NOMINEE: One of the Top 10 Literary blogs on the web. The RavensPerch Literary Magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For submission guidelines, visit us at theravensperch.com.
THE 2020 JULY AND AUGUST SEQUESTRUM THEMES are 1) “Genre Fiction” (mystery, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy) & 2) “Traditional Sonnets and Haikus!” That’s 2 themes that will both close August 15! Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment + publication. Submit via our online submission system. Deadline: August 15. E-mail: email@example.com. Full guidelines: www.sequestrum.org.
AJI MAGAZINE is calling for poetry, short fiction, literary nonfiction, reviews, photography, and graphic art from emerging and established writers and artists. Submissions open on May 1 and November 1 and close once the upcoming issue is filled. Back issues are available at www.ajimagazine.com; e-mail queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUELINE: A LITERARY MAGAZINE Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and nonfiction about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submission period: July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Please identify simultaneous submissions; notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to email@example.com. Please identify the genre in the subject line. Website: bluelineadkmagazine.org.
CHANGES IN LIFE monthly online newsletter is seeking personal essays from women of all ages. New writers are encouraged to submit their work. For further details and submission guidelines, please visit the website at: www.changesinlife.com.
COLLATERAL is an online literary journal publishing poetry, fiction, CNF, and visual art that examines the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. Accepts submissions year-round, does not accept previously published work, no reading fee, publishes in May and November. Send submissions via Submittable: https://collateral.submittable.com/submit.
COVID LIT is a new online lit mag fighting COVID-19 by spreading art and philanthropy. Rather than accepting submission fees, we require writers and artists to donate at least $3 to the nonprofit of their choice. Use your creative superpowers for good and send your art, poetry, and prose to www.covidlit.org today!
EVENING STREET REVIEW seeks previously unpublished work. Submit 3–6 poems or 1–2 prose pieces. Payment is 1 contributor’s copy. E-mail submissions are preferred as a single .docx or .rtf file. Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Evening Street Press, 2881 Wright St., Sacramento, CA 95821. Website: www.eveningstreetpress.com.
FRONT RANGE REVIEW is now accepting online submissions of literary short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its 21st annual issue. Our reading period is August 15–December 1. To see guidelines and submit, visit www.frontrange.edu/frontrangereview.
GIRLS RIGHT THE WORLD is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fifth annual issue. We believe girls' voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to email@example.com by December 31. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you're from, and a bit about your submission.
GOT PROEM? Send 3–5 proems, 1 essay, 1 interview, and/or 5–10 visual artworks to PROEM, an international print journal with issues released in April and October. No submission fee; simultaneous submissions allowed; previous publication not allowed. Guidelines here:
https://proemjournal.wixsite.com/proem/submissions. Have a good day!
GYROSCOPE REVIEW seeks contemporary poetry for its annual Crone Issue for women-identifying poets over 50. No-fee submissions accepted through Submittable; no more than 4 poems per reading period. Back issues available online. Reading period: July 1–September 7. For guidelines and Submittable link, visit www.gyroscopereview.com.
THE HALCYONE LITERARY QUARTERLY wants your best unpublished poetry, short stories, and art. Payment for featured writers. Publication awards for winning contest entries. New residency awards for artists and writers. Website: https://thehalcyone.submittable.com.
HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR charges no fees and reads submissions August through April. Our work has been featured in the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Details and links to our submission manager can be found at hawaiipacificreview.org.
ICONOCLAST LITERARY MAGAZINE is a 28-year-old haven for serious fiction, inquisitive nonfiction, and accessible poetry. Buck the trends! Ditch the CV! You tell the tale, we’ll supply the dedicated readers. Pays copies, discounts, fandom, and occasional honoraria. Now reading for #120 & beyond. SASE for reply/return (no e-mail). Still $5 sample (2/$9), 6/$20 subscription. Address: ICONOCLAST, 1675 Amazon Rd., Mohegan Lake, NY 10547-1804.
ITALIAN AMERICANA wants poems on any subject in any style by writers of Italian heritage on either side. Since 1977, we’ve published authors including Kim Addonizio, Clare Rossini, Ned Balbo, Sandra Gilbert, and Peter Covino. Fiction and creative nonfiction also welcome. Deadline for winter 2021 is November 1. For full guidelines, visit http://blogs.luc.edu/italianamericana/authors-guidelines-italian-americana.
THE MEDICAL LITERARY MESSENGER seeks thought-provoking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art related to medicine, illness, and the body. Online submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis. Visit us at https://med-lit.vcu.edu for more information. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @medlitmessenger.
MONTHS TO YEARS seeks submissions of creative nonfiction (up to 2,500 words), poetry, photography, and art related to death and dying. Submission guidelines: www.monthstoyears.org/submission-guidelines.
PEN + BRUSH IN PRINT, the publishing arm of a nonprofit supporting the work of emerging and mid-career artists and writers, seeks poetry and short literary fiction by women and nonbinary authors. No submission fee! We also accept novels and short story collections: See our website for more information: www.penandbrush.org/explore/literary.
PINYON INVITES HIGH-QUALITY SUBMISSIONS of poetry and short fiction from emerging and established writers. Reading period is August 1–December 1. Send short bio, including e-mail address and SASE, to Pinyon, Department of Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 N. Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122 or, to submit electronically, check our website at thepinyon.wordpress.com.
RADICAL TEACHER seeks well crafted, vivid poems, traditional to experimental, feminist, socialist, anti-racist and inclusive, focused on social justice and/or radical pedagogy. To submit, send 2 to 4 poems to radicalteacher.library.pitt.edu. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RATTLE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS by Neurodiverse Poets for the Spring 2021 issue: Poems may be any style or subject, but must have been written by those with neurological differences who identify with the idea of neurodiversity. Deadline: October 15. Online submissions accepted as image files. For more information, visit our website: www.rattle.com.
SAN PEDRO RIVER REVIEW, a print journal of poetry and art. Open July 1 to 31. See guidelines: www.bluehorsepress.com.
THE SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW invites mailed submissions of CNF, fiction, poetry, dramatic writing, and cross-genre material. 2020 theme is “Tapestry: Culture, Diversity, and Common Ground.” Mail typed, double-spaced submissions of 2,000 words or less (all genres) + SASE to SFLR, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87508 by November 1. Website: www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review.
STORM CELLAR, an independent journal of safety and danger with its roots in the Midwest, in print and e-book formats since 2011, seeks amazing new writing and art. BIPOC, women and NB, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, poor, and border-straddling voices encouraged. Surprise us! To submit: stormcellar.submittable.com.
TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW is open May 1 through June 30 for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We pay $55 for poetry & flash prose, $135 for longer work. Everything we accept comes from the open submission queue. Work from TLR has appeared in major anthologies. Guidelines: tahomaliteraryreview.com.
TINT JOURNAL, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by non-native English or ESL writers. See our homepage for the next open call and our guidelines, and submit via www.tintjournal.com/submit. #showyourtint and follow us @tintjournal.
TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY is an online journal affiliated with Antioch University Los Angeles’s BA program in Creative Writing and is setting the bar for contemporary literature with bold and illuminating poetry, fiction, CNF, and quality experimental work. Read us. Write for us. Submissions accepted year-round. For guidelines, see www.twohawksquarterly.com.
THE WAX PAPER, a finalist for the Firecracker Awards Best Debut, is a lovingly crafted broadsheet (22 x 28”) printed on 35 lb. newsprint, seeking original writing. Before sending in your submission, please read our manifesto at thewaxpaper.com/manifesto. Submit your work at thewaxpaper.com/submissions. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works are accepted.
WE’MOON—the best-selling astrological and lunar desk calendar, filled with art and writing by women from around the world, is accepting submissions of art and writing for We’Moon 2022: The Magical Dark. Due date: August 1. No fee! Learn more about how to submit on our website: https://wemoon.ws/pages/copy-of-submitting-art-writing.
THE WESTCHESTER REVIEW, an annual print journal, seeks poetry, short fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, and one-act plays for its upcoming issue by established and emerging authors wherever they reside. We continue to spotlight Westchester authors in a dedicated folio. See website for guidelines: www.westchesterreview.com.
THE WRITER’S WORKSHOP REVIEW publishes the best in creative nonfiction, fiction, and interviews and pays for published stories. 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.
FICTION FOGEY. A website dedicated to short stories by writers over 60 and/or by writers under 60 whose main character is over 60. Mail a paper copy of your story to: Fiction Fogey, P.O. Box 270, Corrales, NM 87048. 2,500 word maximum. Include your contact info. Website: www.fictionfogey.com.
4TH ANNUAL TAOS WRITERS CONFERENCE in Taos, New Mexico, July 24–26, will be presented online. Keynote speaker: Pam Houston (author of Deep Creek; Cowboys Are My Weakness). Faculty include Connie Josefs, Robert Arellano, KT Sparks, Dawn Davies, Allegra Huston, Juan Morales, and many others, with workshops in every genre. Website: www.somostaos.org/taos-writers-conference. FMI: (575) 758-0081.
17TH ANNUAL PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL in Delray Beach, FL, January 18–23, 2021. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Jericho Brown, Vievee Francis, Forrest Gander, Kevin Prufer, and Mary Ruefle. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more. Special Guest: Gregory Orr and the Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large: Brian Turner. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop!
REGISTERING EARLY FOR 2021 is the best way to help us! COVID cost us 2020, but you can still join the same award-winning writers, poets, agents, and editors for a week (May 10–17) of writing workshops, seminars, consultations, beach bonfires, and social events. This working/writing vacation happens every year in the rustic and gorgeous town of Seaside, FL. Website: www.longleafwritersconference.com.
$4,000 IN AWARDS. Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by July 31—Best Poetry: $1,000; Fiction: $1,000; Nonfiction: $1,000; Flash Fiction: $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “NMW’s words of encouragement have sent me digging through the archives of past work, and forward into the mystery of works that have yet to completely discover themselves.”—Andrea Turner, recent submitter. Visit www.newmillenniumwritings.org.
THE 2020 ORISON ANTHOLOGY AWARDS offer $500 and publication of a poem, a story, and an essay in The Orison Anthology. Judged by Joy Ladin (poetry), Blair Hurley (fiction), and E. J. Koh (nonfiction). Entry fee: $15. Submission period: May 1–August 1. To submit: www.orisonbooks.submittable.com.
THE 2020 ORISON CHAPBOOK PRIZE offers $300 and publication by Orison Books for a manuscript of 20–45 pages, in any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid). Entry fee: $12. Submission period: April 1–July 1. Judged by Orison Books founder and editor, Luke Hankins. To submit: www.orisonbooks.submittable.com.
2020 TALKING WRITING PRIZE for multiple genres: $500 plus publication. Topic: “Creativity on Fire.” Do you have too many ideas? Are you fired up to save the world—while writing three novels—or just overwhelmed? We want essays, poems, or hybrid work about ideaphoria. Guest judge: Lesley Wheeler. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 15. Website: http://talkingwriting.com/tw-contests.
2021 PRESS 53 AWARD FOR POETRY. $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an unpublished 60- to 120-page collection of poems. Prizes awarded upon publication. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Deadline: Midnight, July 31. Winner and finalists announced before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry.
13TH ANNUAL LITTORAL PRESS POETRY PRIZE! First place: 50 letterpress-printed broadsides of the winning poem. Three honorable mentions receive earlier broadsides. Judge: Terry Lucas. $10 first poem; $5 each additional. Mail to 622 26th St., Richmond, CA 94804 by August 15. View complete guidelines and broadside examples at www.littoralpress.com.
17TH ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS SHORT STORY AWARDfor best original previously unpublished literary stand-alone story in English, approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize: $1,000, publication on website. Reading fee: $25 per story submitted. Deadline: August 8. Details, visit website: www.givalpress.com or givalpress.submittable.com. Address: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.
THE AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW’S ANNUAL WRITING AWARDS are open for submissions through October 1. Send us your best work in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. $1,000 will be awarded to each winner. You can find complete submission details at: www.americanliteraryreview.com.
ANNUAL RATTLE POETRY PRIZE offers $10,000 for a single poem, plus a $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award. Entry fee of $25 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: July 15. Submit up to 4 unpublished poems per entry. For guidelines and to read past winners, visit our website: www.rattle.com/poetry/prize.
ANTHOLOGY PUBLICATION & CASH AWARDS for poems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we hunker down in the face of the virus, we can allow ourselves to reflect and clean out some of the cobwebs that cling to us, and continue to be productive. Guidelines and submissions: publicpoetry.submittable.com.
ANTHOLOGY/CONTEST—TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD/OUTRIDER PRESS. Poetry max: 32 lines w/ spaces; prose max: 2,500 words on: “Play”—kids, sports, gambling, music, theater, games. Revised deadline: October 31. Fees: 1–4 poems or each prose entry—$19. TWG members—$15 each. Prizes: $500 each category. No submission limit. Complete guidelines:email@example.com"> firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAUHAN PUBLISHING’S MAY SARTON NEW HAMPSHIRE POETRY PRIZE is open for submissions. The prize is for a book-length collection of poems with the winner receiving $1,000 and book publication with our Spring 2021 titles. Entry fee: $30. Postmark/submission deadline: June 30. Judged by Nils Michal. For submission guidelines: www.bauhanpublishing.com/may-sarton-prize.
BE PART OF A 150-YEAR LEGACY! California’s oldest literary journal is seeking original works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Reed Magazine. Each of our 4 contests awards $1,000 or more, and applicants receive a complimentary copy. Submissions June 1–November 1. Let your voice be heard. Website: www.reedmag.org/submit.
THE BIRDY POETRY PRIZE, by Meadowlark Books. $1,000 cash prize, publication, and 50 copies. Submit 1 full-length poetry book manuscript (55–150 pages). Entry fee: $25. Submissions open: September 1 to December 1. Learn more: www.birdypoetryprize.com.
CALVINO PRIZE: 16th Annual Calvino Prize sponsored by the University of Louisville. For short story or novel in the fabulist, experimental vein of Italo Calvino. Final judge for 2020: Joyce Carol Oates, famed fiction writer, national award winner. First prize: $2,000 plus publication in Miracle Monocle, a journal celebrating a decade of select works. Second prize: $300. First-place winner invited, expenses paid, to read winning entry at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture held in February at the University of Louisville. Fee: $25. Deadline: October 15. Details: louisville.edu/english.
COMSTOCK REVIEW presents their Comstock Writers Group Chapbook contest. Top prize: $1,000 and 50 author’s copies. Submit manuscript of 25–34 pages (see line limit per page) between August 1–October 31. Entry fee $30 includes copy of winning chapbook. Visit the website for complete guidelines, which must be followed. Online submission fee extra. Peggy Miller, Comstock Review editor, will judge. Address: CR Chapbook 2018, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/comstock-review/186488898068352?ref=ts-219-.
DZANC BOOKS seeks innovative literary fiction, nonfiction, and story collections for its annual contests. Contests include the first annual Dzanc Diverse Voices Prize, open to writers from minority, underrepresented, or marginalized communities; and the annual Prize for Fiction, offering a $5,000 advance and publication. $25 reading fee per submission. Open April 14–September 30. Details at dzancbooks.org.
FISCHER PRIZE/CANTOR AWARD: $1,000 national prize, five $200 finalist prizes, and $500 for best CO entry, plus partial travel stipends to Talking Gourds Awards in Telluride (CO) October 9–11. Judge: CA performance poet Claire Blotter. August 30 deadline. Fees are $10 per poem ($25 for 3). Guidelines: www.tellurideinstitute.org/fischer-prize.
FIVE NOVEL EXCERPT AWARD winners will receive $150 each and publication in Novel Slices, a journal dedicated solely to novel excerpts. Submit 4,000 to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a digital copy of the award issue, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines: www.novelslices.com/contest.
GOLD LINE PRESS 2020 CHAPBOOK CONTEST is open for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction chapbook-length manuscripts. Reading period: July 15–August 31. Winners will receive $500 and 50 author copies. This year's judges: Zinzi Clemmons (Fiction), Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (Nonfiction), Trace Peterson (Poetry). Guidelines: https://dornsife.usc.edu/goldlinepress/contest.
THE GRAYSON BOOKS POETRY PRIZE, open to all poets writing in English, is accepting submissions. Submit 50–90 pages, including title page and contents, by August 15. Electronic submissions only. Submit at https://graysonbooks.submittable.com/submit. No contact info on manuscript. Entry fee: $25. Winner will be awarded $1,000, publication, and 10 copies. Simultaneous submissions acceptable. Brian Clements to judge. Website: www.graysonbooks.com.
HEART POETRY AWARD: $500, publication in HEART 15. Honorable mentions published. $10 covers 3 unpublished poems, reserves copy of HEART 15. Visit website, view past issues, style preferred, guidelines and bio judge. Deadline: Postmark August 31. Submit online at www.nostalgiapress.com or mail to Nostalgia Press, 115 Randazzo Ct., Elloree, SC 29047.
NEW RIVERS PRESS MANY VOICES PROJECT AWARD. Two prizes of publication and $1,000 each for book-length manuscripts by emerging writers, 1 in poetry and 1 in prose. Submit full-length, unpublished manuscripts of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry September 1–December 31, 2020, with $25 entry fee. Submit online at https://newriverspress.submittable.com/submit.
NILSEN PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL. Winner receives $2,000, publication, and distribution. Authors must not have previously published a full-length fiction book. Deadline: November 1. $25 fee. Enter through our Submittable page. Full guidelines on our website at: www.semopress.com/events/nilsen-prize.
PATRICIA DOBLER POETRY AWARD: Open to women writers over the age of 40 living in the U.S. who haven’t published a full-length book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction (chapbooks excluded). Winner receives $1,000, publication in Voices from the Attic, round-trip travel and lodging, a reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh with final judge. Poems must be unpublished, up to 75 lines; up to 2 poems, any style, per submission ($20 fee). Postmark deadline: October 1. Phone: (412) 578-6346. E-mail: email@example.com. For complete rules, visit website: www.carlow.edu/dobler_poetry_award.aspx.
RED WHEELBARROW POETRY PRIZE 2020: Judged by Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third. Top 5 published in Red Wheelbarrow. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 15. For complete guidelines, see www.redwheelbarrow.submittable.com.
ROSEBUD MAGAZINE offers prize of $500 for best poem submitted in any style. Winners published. All entrants will receive a free 3-issue subscription to Rosebud. Judge is Lester Graves Lennon, poetry editor. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $20. For guidelines, go to www.rsbd.net. Questions? Call (608) 423-9780.
SARABANDE’S LINDA BRUCKHEIMER SERIES in KY Literature will be open for submissions July 1–31. Open to any KY-affiliated writer of English. Complete guidelines at www.sarabandebooks.org/bruckheimer.
TERRAIN.ORG, the World’s First Online Magazine of Place, 11th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. Judges: poetry: Arthur Sze; nonfiction: Julian Hoffman; fiction: Joy Castro. All submissions considered for publication. $15/entry. $500 prize/genre, $100 for finalists. Deadline: September 6 (Labor Day). Full guidelines at www.terrain.org/contest.
TOM HOWARD/MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST. 18th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $3,000. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $3,000. Total prizes: $8,000. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Fee: $15 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by September 30. Enter at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS is accepting submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Billy Collins. The winner receives $5,000 and publication. Up to 3 additional books also receive publication. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. Website: www.uapress.com.
AWARD-WINNING ACTOR/SINGER Frank Shiner of Bakerson Records announces the launching of its new division—Bakerson Productions. Currently seeking straight plays and also musicals featuring role for a male 40–50s. Please send submissions with your name and address on the cover page. Include a SASE if you would like your submission returned. We also take online submissions; please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or send submissions to Bakerson Productions, P.O. Box 345, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
CAMBRIDGE WRITERS' WORKSHOP Virtual Summer Writing Retreat. Writers, join fellow authors this summer for the classes of your choice with supportive teachers and award-winning writers David Shields, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Rita Banerjee, and Tim Horvath. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction welcome! All classes are cross-genre & generative. Advance your writing skills! Register for classes Saturdays July 11–Aug 1, 2020 now! Website: www.cww.submittable.com.
THE MASS MOCA EKPHRASTIC POETRY RETREAT, October 7–13, will take place via Zoom if travel is restricted. Explore the ways that visual art can open your poems, perception, and imagination to help you access emotion, memories, and new forms of expression. Website: www.assetsforartists.org/jan-freeman, www.janfreeman.net/workshops-readings; or contact email@example.com. Deadline: August 1.
WELLSPRING HOUSE RETREAT for writers, artists, scholars, east of the Berkshires, 35-min drive to Northampton/Amherst, 5-min walk to scenic lake. Four hours from NYC. Sheltered by towering spruce; secluded, but nestled in Ashfield village, with cafe, library, pub. Private room & workspace; communal kitchen, sun-porch, living room. Fees are $360/wk for a double, $330 for a single. Send résumé & work sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more: wellspringhouseretreat.com.
WRITER’S HOUSE, BRITTANY, FRANCE. 150 years old. Beamed ceilings, original floors, quiet, safe, antique furnishings and all modern conveniences: shower, electricity, dishwasher, washer-dryer, DVD, Wi-Fi; ¾ acre with flowers and fruit trees; facing river/canal. Gorgeous. Contact Mark at email@example.com; phone: (510) 866-5496 or (510) 290-9497.
26 SPLIT ROCK COVE RETREATt. A perfect space for writers in every season. Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment overlooking Mussel Ridge Cove, South Thomaston, ME. Apartment includes living room, eat-in kitchen, bath, laundry, and patio. Cable and internet access. Additional studio space possible. Preference given to those renting 2 weeks or more. Art/ writing workshops also offered. For more information, see www.26splitrockcove.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 596-7624.
DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS COLONY located in the hills overlooking beautiful Temecula Valley wine country of Southern CA. Five separate self-contained cottages with workspace & porch—easily providing social distancing. Cleaned/sanitized/3 days between residents. Hiking trails/ponds/views. Peaceful, serene, inspiring. Finish your project. Apply/reserve now! E-mail: email@example.com; website: www.dorlandartscolony.org; phone: (951) 302-3837.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCIES are available at PLAYA | Art + Science Residency Program located in the remote, dramatic landscape of the OR Outback. Options for 2-, 3-, and 4-week residencies. Application deadline: August 15. To apply, go to www.playasummerlake.org.
OATMEAL CREEK WRITER’S RESIDENCY located outside Austin, TX. Offering three 21-day-long individual residencies March to May. Stipend and free use of fully equipped private accommodation. 240 acres for hiking, creek for swimming, open fields for views. Quiet and peaceful for reflection. Applications open August 1–31. Apply/information: www.oatmealcreek.org.
THE TRAVIS BOGARD ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM provides a working retreat for fellows whose work focuses on the performing arts: Playwriting, directing, scene design, or scholarly research and writing. Deadline for applications for 2021 fellowships: November 15. Sponsored by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, Danville, CA. Website: www.eugeneoneill.org/programs.
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