Kallisto Gaia Press Prizes in Poetry and Fiction Open for Submissions

The deadline is approaching for two prizes administered by Kallisto Gaia Press. Given for a poetry chapbook and a collection of short fiction, the Saguaro Poetry Prize and the Acacia Fiction Prize each offer an award of $1,200 and publication. Winners will also receive 20 copies of their chapbook or book, as well as up to 20 galleys to be sent to reviewers and award sponsors of their choosing.

Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript for either contest with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Poetry manuscripts must be 28 to 48 pages. Fiction manuscripts may be any combination of short stories, flash fiction, or novellas, and must be 40,000 to 75,000 words. ire’ne lara silva will judge in poetry and Richard Z. Santos will judge in fiction. All submitting writers will receive a copy of the winning book or chapbook of their respective contest. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Kallisto Gaia Press is a literary arts nonprofit seeking “to promote finely crafted writing with an expressive and meaningful voice.” In addition to publishing books, the press is also home to two literary journals, the Ocotillo Review and the Texas Poetry Calendar.

Deadline Approaches for the Vern Rutsala Book Prize

Cloudbank Books is accepting submissions for its annual Vern Rutsala Book Prize. Given for a collection of poetry or flash fiction—or a collection that comprises work in both genres—the award offers a cash prize of $1,000. The winning manuscript will also be published by Cloudbank Books.

Submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 10. Satirist, critic, and novelist Christopher Buckley will judge. Both online submissions and postal submissions are accepted. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Since its launch in 2000, Cloudbank Books has published volumes of poetry across “a wide range of styles, approaches, forms, and aesthetics.” The most recent recipient of the Vern Rutsala Book Prize is Jane Craven, whose winning collection, My Bright Last Country, was published in January 2020.

East Bay Booksellers

Formerly known as DIESEL, A Bookstore, the space has transformed into East Bay Booksellers. Still a neighborhood bookstore, the shop was created to provide a place for creating and maintaining community in an atmosphere that promotes the free, mutually-supportive exchange of ideas and experiences. With a wide selection of books and events, East Bay Booksellers is a cultural center that aims to support the literary community.

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East Bay Booksellers

Atlanta Writers Conference

The Atlanta Writers Conference will be held from November 6 to November 8 online and at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel in Atlanta. The conference features online craft and marketing workshops, editing consultations via e-mail, and in-person pitch sessions and manuscript and query letter critiques for fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and graphic novelists. Participating publishing professionals include editors Nettie Finn (St.

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Event Date: 
November 6, 2020
Rolling Admissions: 
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Application Deadline: 
November 5, 2020
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Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
November 27, 2020
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Contact Information: 

Atlanta Writers Conference, 1285 Willeo Creek Drive, Roswell, GA 30075. George Weinstein, Conference Director. 

George Weinstein
Conference Director
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Atlanta
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GA
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 01/10/2021
Application Fee: 
$45 ($90 from December 2 to January 10)
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

F Newsmagazine, Collected (MFAW), Mouth (BFAW)

Regis University

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Denver, CO
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 10/15/2020
Application Fee: 
$50

Savannah College of Art and Design

MFA Program
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Atlanta, GA
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$40
Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Artemis (undergraduate student literary journal), Document (graduate student literary journal), Port City Review (literary arts journal), District (student news organization, Savannah), The Connector (student news organization, Atlanta), The Manor (student fashion writing blog), SCAN Magazine (student magazine, Atlanta)

New England College

MFA Program
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Henniker, NH
Application Deadline: 
Tue, 12/01/2020
Application Fee: 
$0

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