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- Call for Manuscripts: Magazines
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.
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS. We need poems, short fiction, and creative nonfiction to fill an upcoming anthology with the theme “Tattoos.” Sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. Submissions open July 1–September 15. Electronic submissions only. Detailed guidelines available online: www.mainstreetrag.com.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for anthology, Her Believing Heart: Poems by Survivors of Abuse in Lesbian Relationships. Accepted poem(s) may be published anonymously, if requested. Please include, if desired, a brief (75-word maximum) contributor’s bio. Deadline: April 30, 2018. Attach 1–3 poem(s) as word document(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE POETRY ANTHOLOGY edited by Lorraine Healy, published by World Enough Writers (imprint of Concrete Wolf). Deadline January 31, 2018. Send us poems that involve coffee in some fashion. Submit 1 poem free, 2 or more poems for $5 payable to Concrete Wolf. E-mail and mail submissions accepted. Complete details at http://worldenough writers.com or e-mail email@example.com.
QUILLSEDGE PRESS is accepting poems and translations through September 22 for our anthology, 50/50: Poems & Translation by Women Over 50. Self-identifying women over the age of 50 are eligible. Submissions by members of historically underrepresented groups especially sought. Sliding-scale fees. For full guidelines, visit www.quillsedgepress.org.
2017 WILDER SERIES POETRY Book Prize for Women Over 50 is now open. Winner receives $1,000, book published by Two Sylvias Press as both a print & e-book, 20 copies of print book, and a vintage art nouveau pendant. All entries considered for publication. Deadline: November 30. For further guidelines: www.twosylviaspress.com/wilder-series-poetry-book-prize.html.
AGAIN ACCEPTING POETRY, short stories, and novel manuscripts! LMP is looking for nontraditional literary proposals, creative, unusual, even a bit crazy. Small fee for reading and written evaluation. Details at www.loosemoosepublishing.com/submissions.
FAW (FRIENDS OF AMERICAN WRITERS) seeks book submissions for its annual 93-year- old literary awards in 2 categories: Literature for adults and literature for children and young adults. Publishers and/or authors are invited to submit books published in 2016. Generous monetary prizes awarded. Guidelines: Authors must reside (or have resided) in the American Midwest. Books set in the region (even if the author is a non-resident) also qualify. Fiction or creative nonfiction, please. No self-published or e-books, poetry, genres, or series books. Authors of more than 3 published books are ineligible. (If an author has multiple books published in 2017, all are eligible.) Books nominated for the award must be submitted to the FAW Awards Committees by December 10, but we appreciate entries ASAP. No application forms! Please send 2 copies of each book and author info as early as possible to: Tammie Bob, Literature Awards Chair, 474 Stagecoach Run, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or Angela Gall, Young People’s Literature Awards Chair, 13325 S. Columbine Circle, Plainfield, IL 60585. E-mail: email@example.com. For info on previous awards, please visit www.fawchicago.org/awards.php.
KICAM PROJECTS, an indie publisher focused on true stories of survival and recovery, is seeking proposals and manuscripts from women who have faced addiction as individuals or within their families. Deadline: November 2. Please send synopsis, author bio, 1 paragraph marketing summary, table of contents, and sample chapters to submissions at kicamprojects.com.
OMONOMANY PUBLISHING. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Send SASE, 2 copies of sample chapter, and outline to 2095 Exeter Rd., Ste. 80-263, Germantown, TN 38138.
PEN + BRUSH BOOKS, the publishing arm of a 123-year-old nonprofit supporting the work of emerging and mid-career women writers, seeks full-length literary fiction manuscripts by women and non-men-identifying authors. We also accept poetry and short stories: See our website for more information. No submission fee! www.penandbrush.org/explore/literary.
PLATYPUS PRESS is seeking full-length manuscripts of poetry and prose (fiction, CNF, memoirs, collections of stories/essays, etc.), as well as shorter, novella-length work for a series of digital-only ‘shorts’ due for release in 2018. For submission guidelines visit: platypuspress.co.uk/submit.
WROLSTAD CONTEMPORARY Poetry Series: Tavern Books seeks submissions of new, full-length poetry manuscripts from female poets 40 years of age and younger, regardless of publication history. $1,000 book sales advance, paperback and hardcover publication, and a month-long writing residency in Oregon. Reading period: October 1, 2017–January 15, 2018. $25 reading fee. Submission guidelines: tavernbooks.org/wrolstad-series.
WTAW PRESS SEEKS full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, CNF, collections of stories or essays, etc.) for 2018 publication. Additionally, the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series will publish chapbooks of selected book openings from full-length manuscripts of promise. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. Deadline: September 15. Guidelines at www.wtawpress.org.
BIG LUCKS IS accepting chapbook submissions (16–36 pages) for publication in 2018–19. $75 and a full print run will be awarded to 5 manuscripts. Genres: poetry, nonfiction, and hybrid texts. Reading period: September 1–October 15. No reading fee. More info at: www.biglucks.com/submit.
CONCRETE WOLF POETRY Chapbook Award judged by Natasha Kochicheril Moni. Prize: 100 copies of perfect-bound chapbooks that will be available for sale on Amazon. Deadline: November 30. Fee: $20. Mail and e-mail submissions accepted. For details go to http://concretewolf.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAP LITERARY: a journal of contemporary writing & art, seeks high-quality prose for its online/print magazine and for the Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award. www.mapliterary.org.
NEW BOOK PRIZE for a creative nonfiction manuscript by an author with a significant Pittsburgh connection and a subject of regional and national significance. $10,000 prize and publication. Deadline for submissions: October 23. For more information, view guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.
OPEN READING PERIOD, August 1-31, for Brain Mill Press Mineral Point Poetry Series, editor and reader Kiki Petrosino. Submit previously unpublished chapbooks 20-30 pages. Honorarium plus literary contract for print publication and distribution. No reading or submission fee. More details, press mission, and previous selections at https://brainmillpress.submittable.com/submit/89647/2017-mineral-point-poetry-chapbook-series.
ROSE METAL PRESS, an independent publisher of hybrid genres, seeks submissions to its 12th Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest. Please submit your 25–40 page, double-spaced manuscript of flash fiction/nonfiction under 1,000 words from November 1 to December 1. $10 fee. Judge: Rigoberto González. More details at www.rosemetalpress.com.
ALGORITHM-FREE READERS! Actual human beings will read your submissions of funkadelic, saucy, and will-o-the wispy, creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and text/image pieces for issue No. 13. Send us your traditional and medium-length work. We dig flash too. Reading period: August 1 until December 15. Samples and loads more info at slablitmag.org.
AMP: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Accepting poetry, short prose, cross–genre, innovative text, video poems, literary videos for issue 3 of Hofstra University’s stunning digi-lit magazine, co-sponsored by our Digital Research Center and English Department. Send us your beautiful, your strange, your well-crafted and heartfelt best. AMP: Always electric. Submittable guidelines at www.amp.hofstradrc.org.
THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW is accepting submissions for its 2018 issue. The AR publishes poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction from writers who have a relationship with mental illness, either self, family, or friend. We accept hard copies only mailed to The Awakenings Review, P.O. Box 177, Wheaton, IL 60187. See submission guidelines at www.awakeningsproject.org.
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 a free trial basis. For guidelines, see “Poem Submit” at baseballbard.com. E-mail: email@example.com.
BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW seeks submissions for a theme issue that explores the idea of displacement, both literal and metaphorical. Fiction, nonfiction (5,000 words max). Poetry (3 poems max). We welcome submissions for this issue from September 1, 2017–January 1, 2018. See complete guidelines and submit at www.blreview.org.
BIGCITYLIT.COM is looking for unpublished poetry, fiction, articles, essays and reviews of books, films, and plays. No submission fee. Our new issue is now online. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUELINE: A LITERARY Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please 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. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.
THE BRYANT LITERARY REVIEW, a journal of poetry and fiction, seeks quality submissions for its May 2018 issue. Work may be any style or subject matter. See poetry samples at www.bryantliteraryreview.org. Deadline: December 1. Send submission with cover letter, brief bio, and SASE to Bryant Literary Review, Ste. F, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Third annual Crosswinds poetry contest awards $1,000, $250, and $100 for the winning 3 poems, plus 15 highlighted honorable mentions. The top 95–100 poems will also be published in our annual print issue. Crosswinds is pleased to announce that Mr. Lloyd Schwartz, poet and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, will be the judge for this year’s contest. For guidelines, visit crosswindspoetry.com.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Westchester Review, an annual print journal, seeks short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, excerpts of plays, and graphic novels for its 10th issue. Submissions accepted year-round. Writers should have a connection to the Westchester County, NY, area. See website for guidelines: www.westchesterreview.com.
CALLING ALL BABY boomer writers! BoomSpeak e-zine is looking for fresh baby boomer voices. Essays, fiction, travel, arts—we publish writing that is about the possibilities and energizing things you can do with the rest of your life. Four-hundred word limit, must be age 50 or over. Click “about us” for details. www.boomspeak.com.
CALLING ALL FUNNY story tellers! Funnyinfivehundred.com is seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and will pay $.01 per word for short stories (7,500–15,000 words). To submit your work, visit funnyinfivehundred.com/submit.
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.
CIRCLESHOW: THE OFFICIAL Journal of Seven CirclePress is published biannually both online and in print. We are currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and flash for our 2017 issues. Payment for accepted works is 1 contributor copy of the print edition. Visit www.sevencirclepress.com for guidelines. Mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2018 issue. Past issues include works by Samiya Bashir, Lucas de Lima, Cynthia Manick, Paisley Rekdal, Ira Sukrungruang, among terrific new voices. Deadline: December 1. For submission guidelines and mission statement, visit www.clockhouse.net.
COMMON GROUND REVIEW is looking for wave-themed poetry for our 2018 Spring/Summer issue: New wave, sine waves, radio waves, tidal waves, hand waves, any wave function—surprise us! Submissions open September 1 at www.cgreview.org. Non-wave poems are also welcome.
CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE SEEKS submissions for 10th anniversary issue dedicated to work by women and those identifying as women. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations on the culture and consequences of war. Print publication compensation. Poetry: $25 per page. Prose: $10 per page ($250 maximum). Translations: $15 per page ($250 maximum). www.consequencemagazine.org.
THE DERONDA REVIEW seeks poems and short prose for an issue with the theme “flight” (in all possible meanings). Please see our site (www.derondareview.org) before submitting. Send up to 5 poems to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or P.O. Box 6709 Efrat 90435, Israel.
DUCTS, A BIANNUAL online litmag, seeks original essays, fiction, humor, memoir, and poetry for December 2017 and June 2018 issues. Payment is $20 per piece. Both established and new writers welcome. Submissions accepted year-round. Simultaneous submissions permitted. See guidelines at www.ducts.org/content/submissions.
EVENING STREET REVIEW (published twice a year) 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: email@example.com or Evening Street Press, 2701 Corabel Ln. #27, Sacramento, CA 95821. E-mail: www.eveningstreetpress.com.
FOR AN ISSUE on World in Pain, Fiction International will accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate texts, and visuals from October 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018. Online submissions via Submittable. Hard copy submissions with SASE should be sent to: Harold Jaffe, Editor, Fiction International Dept. of English, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-6020.
FOURTH GENRE: EXPLORATIONS in nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.
FREE STATE REVIEW is published 6 times every 4 years by Galileo Books in South Carolina. All literary genres and hybrids. Favors “totally limited omniscience” and passion over architecture. Why use 4 words when 10 words will do? Tell us about your skateboard. Tell us about the Khersonsky poem you translated during your father’s funeral. Payment is 2 copies, and sometimes jam or cotton or boiled peanuts. For further information, visit: www.freestatereview.com.
FRONT RANGE REVIEW seeks literary short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its 18th annual issue. Our reading period is August 15–December 1. Send all correspondence to: Blair Oliver, Faculty Advisor, Front Range Review, FRCC, 4616 S. Shields, Ft. Collins, CO 80526. For guidelines, see www.frontrange.edu/frontrangereview.
FULL BLEED, a new cultural journal with an emphasis on the visual arts and design seeks outstanding work for our second issue. Deadline: January 1. For further details, please see full-bleed.org/submit.
GLASSWORKS MAGAZINE seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, craft essays, and art/photography for upcoming print issues. Contributor copies provided. Reading period open until December 15. Also seeking flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. Read guidelines and submit at: www.rowanglassworks.org.
HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR often features work from Hawaii and the Pacific region, but is interested in great writing from any place and on any subject. Details and links to our online submissions manager at hawaiipacificreview.org.
LITMAG: HOME of Great New Writing. Call for submissions. Award-winning masters, emerging writers, new voices. Fiction. Poetry. Nonfiction. No submission fee. Pays pro rates. William H. Gass, Chinelo Okparanta, John Ashbery, Kevin Moffett, Christine Sneed, & more. For more information, please see website for guidelines: www.litmag.com.
LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW (LPR) is seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art for its unthemed Winter 2018 issue. Submissions will be accepted from August 1 through October 24. LPR publishes diverse voices and aesthetics and encourages both emerging and established authors to submit. For further information, please review our guidelines at: littlepatuxentreview.org.
LUMINA JOURNAL is open for submissions! We are looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and multimedia pieces. Our theme for this issue is “resistance.” This theme ranges from the personal to the political while inhabiting both our interior and exterior lives. Tell us what resistance means to you: http://luminajournal.com/submit.
MISTAKE HOUSE MAGAZINE is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2017 to February 16, 2018. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.
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. We publish emerging authors side by side with such established writers as Margot Livesey, Steve Almond, Hester Kaplan, Howard Norman, Steven Church, and Moira Egan. See us online: www.mounthopemagazine.com.
MUD SEASON REVIEW seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We want deeply human work that will teach us something about life. Publishing online and in print, MSR also features interviews with our authors. No submission fee. We’re always reading. Send us your best: http://bit.ly/submit2msr.
MUSE SEEKS POETRY, short fiction, and CNF for Spring 2018 issue. Simultaneous submissions OK. Hard copies only. Mail up to 3 poems or 1 prose piece (1,500 words max), along with SASE and cover letter, by February 10. Include contact details and short bio. Address: Attn: Jo Scott-Coe, Advisory Editor, Riverside City College, Dept. of English, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92506. Connect with us on FB @RCCMuseMagazine.
PERFUME RIVER POETRY is accepting submissions for our 6th issue. We are looking for poems for our “childhood” theme issue. We welcome poems that celebrate the wonders and joys of childhood, our smallness and fears, and what we lost when we grew up. For more information please go to our website: https://touranepoetrypress.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions.
POEMS TO TUCK in your pocket, your wallet, your heart. Poems2go, sponsored by The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, provides poetry free to the public. Seeking submissions. We accept previously published poems. Website: poems2go.wordpress.com.
THE RAVENSPERCH LITERARY Magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. For information on the submission guidelines, please visit us at www.theravensperch.com.
THE SANTA FE Literary Review invites mailed submissions of CNF, fiction, poetry, and visual art. This year’s theme is “Panoptic: Presenting a Comprehensive View.” Submit typed, double-spaced submissions of 2,000 words or less + SASE. Mail to SFLR, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87508 by November 1. Details: www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review.
SARANAC REVIEW WELCOMES submissions for its Fall 2018 issue (#14). We are looking for fiction, including flash fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and 1-act plays. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please go to our website for complete, specific guidelines and to submit: www.saranacreview.com.
SEEKING EXPERIMENTAL NONFICTION for the “exploring the boundaries” section of upcoming issues of Creative Nonfiction magazine. Surprise us! 4,500 words maximum, deadline September 11. For further guidelines please visit our website at: www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.
THE SEVENTH WAVE is a nonprofit publishing art in the space of social issues. We welcome you to submit to the magazine, attend our interactive events, or apply for our annual residency. We pay all contributors. Our call for issue 7 opens early September. To see our current topic, visit www.seventhwavemag.com.
SLANT POETRY JOURNAL accepting submissions for Summer 2018 issue. Send up to 5 poems; include name, address, e-mail. No haiku, translations, previously published submissions. Published poets receive 1 copy. Deadline: November 15. Mail with SASE to James Fowler, Editor, Slant, University of Central Arkansas, P.O. Box 5063, Conway, AR 72035-5000.
THE TIMBERLINE REVIEW, a new literary journal published in the Pacific Northwest, seeks previously unpublished short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and essays for the Winter/Spring 2018 issue. We’re looking for brave writing that speaks to the times we live in. Submission period through October 31. All the details at timberlinereview.com/submissions.
TRANSFERENCE INVITES SUBMISSIONS of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Japanese, or Latin. Along with your translations, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices. Submission period: September 1–April 30. Read Transference and submit up to 4 poems at http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference. Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUE STORY, A NEW monthly mini-magazine from the editors of Creative Nonfiction, seeks unpublished works of long-form narrative nonfiction between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject and in any style. No deadline. Complete guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.
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 experimental work. Read us. Write for us. Submissions accepted year-round. For guidelines see www.twohawksquarterly.com.
UNDER A WARM Green Linden is accepting poetry submissions for issue 4. Selections will be published in our acclaimed broadside series. To submit poems and to read recent work by Franny Choi, Dan Beachy-Quick, Alison Deming, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and many others, visit greenlindenpress.com.
UPSTREET: AWARD- WINNING annual’s 14th issue seeks quality submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction. Past issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham, and Andre Dubus III. Distributors: Ingram, Media Solutions, Ubiquity, Disticor (Canada). Chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Deadline: March 1. For new submission guidelines, including payment, and to submit: www.upstreet-mag.org.
THE WRITER’S WORKSHOP Review publishes the best in creative nonfiction, fiction, and interviews. Send us narrative nonfiction, personal essays, short stories, short shorts, as well as travel, food and wine, and writing with a strong narrative element. Submissions: email@example.com. For more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Websites: www.thewritersworkshop.net, or www.thewritersworkshopreview.net.
YOU THINK YOU can write, but maybe you can’t. You think you have something to say, but maybe you don’t. But, then again, maybe you excel at both. Submit whatever poems whenever by e-mail to email@example.com. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome. The Great American Poetry Show, www.tgaps.net.
2018 SAN FRANCISCO Writers Conference: February 15–18—Mark Hopkins Hotel. Join with 100+ presenters—agents, editors, publishers, poets and authors. Keynoters include Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate/former NEA chairman. Also: 2017 San Francisco Writing for Change is September 9. Details on events/classes/contest and free SFWC Newsletter are available at www.sfwriters.org.
14TH ANNUAL PALM Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, FL, January 15–20, 2018. Focus on your work with America’s most celebrated poets: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Chard deNiord, Beth Ann Fennelly, Ross Gay, Rodney Jones, Phillis Levin, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Tim Seibles. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, manuscript conferences: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nicole Brown; social events, and so much more. Special guest: Coleman Barks. To find out more, please visit website: www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
25TH ANNUAL WINTER Poetry & Prose Getaway, January 12–15, 2018, Atlantic City area. Featuring: Pulitzer Prize winners Stephen Dunn and Gregory Pardlo. Join us for small, intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and more. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback, and an encouraging community. Scholarships available. Register early and save: www.stockton.edu/wintergetaway.
BLUE FLOWER ARTS annual Fall Writers’ Conference: November 28–December 1, 2017, featuring Terrance Hayes (poetry), Eileen Myles (memoir), Lesley Nneka Arima (fiction), and literary agent Emma Sweeney. Class size is limited to 13 participants for each faculty, creating an intimate experience. For more information, visit www.blueflowerarts.com/wwc or telephone 386-427-6975 x16.
GREAT LAKES WRITERS Festival, November 2 & 3 at Lakeland University, near Sheboygan, WI. Featured writers: Kevin McFadden (Hardscrabble, poems) and Emily Ruskovich (Idaho, novel). Readings and workshops. No fee. For details and registration form go to www.greatlakeswritersfestival.org or contact Karl Elder, firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 565-1000 x2295.
NEW YORK WRITERS Workshop offers 2 3-day Pitch Conferences and 2 Small Press Pitches, twice a year in spring and fall, for writers of nonfiction and fiction. Don’t miss our next pair in late September and early November. Learn more about our other workshops in New York City and abroad: www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com.
SAN MIGUEL WRITERS’ Conference & Literary Festival, February 14–18 (Mexico). 2018 Keynotes: Emma Donaghue, Rita Dove, Wally Lamb, Joseph Boyden, Jane Friedman, John Vaillant, Rosa Beltrán! Join 600+ writers (beg–adv), distinguished teachers, industry experts (U.S.–Canada–Mexico) at the most prestigious bilingual literary gathering in the Americas (est. 2005). Avid readers and writers fill 10,000 seats over 5 days. It’s an inspiring week of intellectual exchange, cultural celebration, and community connection. Lodging $80 USD+/night. Full package $685 USD: select 7 of 70+ (90-min.) classes (Eng & Esp), keynotes, panels, open mics, lunches, receptions, bookstore, spectacular fiesta! Optional pitches, 3-hour intensives, excursions, 5-day post-con workshops. Register today: sanmiguelwritersconference.org.
THE WORK CONFERENCE 2018: March 23–25, NYC. Intensive, intimate gathering of 30 writers & 15 industry-leading agents and editors. Ticket includes agent meetings, critique workshop, dynamic programming, and more, plus social events & most meals. Quirky perks, meticulous attention to detail, and a focus on what matters most: The Work. For more information, please visit: http://theworkconference.com.
$1,000 IS BEYOND BAROQUE’S first-place prize for a poem; 2nd place: $500; 3rd place: $250; and 5 honorable mentions will also be awarded. This year’s final judge is Matthew Zapruder. The contest is sponsored by Loyola Marymount University. For complete submission guidelines, please visit: beyondbaroque.org. Mail submissions/fee to: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 8th Annual Poetry Contest, 681 North Venice Blvd., Venice, CA. 90291.
$4,000 IN AWARDS! Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by November 30—Best Poetry $1,000; Fiction $1,000; Nonfiction $1,000; Flash Fiction $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “Highly recommended. NMW is one of our favorite journals.”—Winning Writers. Twenty years of paying and publishing writers—we have launched careers! Visit: www.newmillenniumwritings.org.
2017 TALKING WRITING PRIZE for Personal Essay: $500 plus publication. Topic: Writing and faith. How do you tackle life’s big questions? We want honest, unsentimental nonfiction about belief, mortality, atheism, culture of origin, or anything else connected to soul searching through words. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: October 16. http://talkingwriting.com/tw-contests.
2018 NEW AMERICAN Poetry Prize; $1,000 award and book publication. Final judge: Andrew Grace. Deadline: January 15, 2018. Minimum length: 48 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines: www.newamericanpress.com/contests.
2018 PRESS 53 Award for Short Fiction. $1,000 advance plus publication, awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading fee: $30. Enter September 1–December 31. Press 53 Publisher Kevin Morgan Watson will judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2018. Complete details at www.press53.com.
12TH ANNUAL Smith College Poetry Prize for New England high school girls in 10th and 11th grades. Award: $500 + opportunity to read poem at Smith. Judge: Marie Howe. No entry fee. Submissions: September 1–December 1. Sponsored by Poetry Center at Smith College. Guidelines, eligibility, required entry form are available on our website at: www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/wp/outreach/hs-poetry-prize.
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.
ANNOUNCING LMP’s 2nd Biennial Poetry Contest! With entry fee of $15 send us up to 3 of your most daring, cutting-edge, or even most shockingly normal poems! Details at www.loosemoosepublishing.com/contest.
THE ANNUAL RATTLE Chapbook Prize offers $2,000 for a chapbook (up to 36 pages), plus 500 author copies, and distribution to Rattle’s 6,000+ subscribers. Entry fee of $20 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: January 15. For guidelines, visit our website: www.rattle.com/poetry/chapbooks.
THE ARKANSAS INTERNATIONAL Emerging Writer’s Prize, $1,000 plus publication, is open to fiction from writers who haven’t yet published a book-length manuscript. Entry fee ($20) includes a 1-year subscription to The Arkansas International, and all work will be considered for inclusion in the print journal. Deadline: October 15. For full guidelines, please visit: www.arkint.org/prize.
ATLANTIC ROAD POETRY prize is accepting entries. Submit chapbook length poetry manuscripts, 22–28 pages, by October 31. The winner will receive a $250 honorarium, publication by Island Verse Editions, and 10 author copies. There is a $20 application fee. For complete guidelines, please visit www.islandverse.com.
BAUHAN PUBLISHING’S Monadnock Essay Collection Prize is open for submissions. The prize is for a book-length collection of essays with the winner receiving $750 and book publication with our 2018 titles. Entry fee $25. Postmark/submission deadline: September 30. Judged by Andrew Merton. For complete submission guidelines, please visit website: www.bauhanpublishing.com/the-monadnock-essay-collection-prize.
BLUE LIGHT PRESS Book Award—imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 40–80 page manuscript, SASE, $20 reading fee to Blue Light Press, 1563–45th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122 by January 30, 2018. For guidelines, e-mail email@example.com. Website: www.bluelightpress.com.
BRIAR CLIFF REVIEW poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction contest. $1,000 and publication for best unpublished poem, story, and creative nonfiction essay. Submit 1 story, 1 essay, or 3 poems with $20. All entrants receive magazine. No manuscripts returned. Contest reading time: August 1–November 1. Name/address on cover sheet only. Open to all writers. Submit online or snail mail. SASE required. Briar Cliff Review Contest, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City, IA 51104. Website: www.bcreview.org.
BRIGHT HILL PRESS 24th annual Poetry Chapbook Competition, $350 and publication plus 30 copies for winner and national distribution of published book. Entry fee $17. 16–24 paginated pp (plus separate bio and acknowledgments). May be submitted electronically or via USPS. Results via e-mail. Complete guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.brighthillpress.org. Deadline for ms. receipt at BHP: September 30. BHP Poetry Chapbook Comp., 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY 13846-4607.
CIDER PRESS REVIEW Book Award. Prize: $1,500 and publication of full-length poetry collection. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading period: September 1–November 30. Reading fee: $26. Judge: TBD. Submit 48-80 page manuscript www.ciderpressreview.com or mail to CPR, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. Guidelines: www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward.
CODHILL POETRY AWARD: $1,000 plus 25 copies. Distribution by SUNY Press. Deadline: December 20. Submit book-length manuscript (48–72 pages), acknowledgments, table of contents, and cover page (name, address, phone, e-mail) clip-bound plus SASE for contest results and $30 reading fee: Codhill Poetry Award, P.O. Box 280, Bloomington, NY 12411. Electronic submissions: http://codhillpoetryaward.submittable.com/submit. For complete guidelines, please visit the website: www.codhill.com.
COMSTOCK REVIEW Jessie Bryce Niles 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. Kathleen Bryce Niles-Overton, judge. Address: CR Chapbook 2017, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/comstock-review/186488898068352?ref=ts-219-.
CONNECTICUT RIVER REVIEW Poetry Contest of the Connecticut Poetry Society (CPS). Fee $15 for up to 3 unpublished poems; any form, 80-line limit. Submit via connecticutriverreview.submittable.com by September 30. Prizes: 1st: $400; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $50. Winning poems published in Connecticut River Review and posted on CPS website. See guidelines on Submittable and CPS website: ctpoetry.net.
POETRY SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA annual contest—adults and students, many categories, prizes. Over $3,000 total awards. Entries must be submitted between November 1, 2017 and January 19, 2018. Non-member adult submit $5/poem fee or join $35/year, students free. SASE for guidelines to Poetry Contest (c/o M. Barnes), 2104 Colorado Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23701, or for electronic submissions check the website: www.poetrysocietyofvirginia.org.
CREATIVE NONFICTION MAGAZINE is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Risk.” We’re interested in true stories that balance the threat of loss against the promise of gain. 4,000 words max. Deadline: November 20. $1,000 for best essay; $500 for runner-up. Guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions.
CUTTHROAT SEEKS high-quality submissions for its 2017 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize (judge: Cornelius Eady), Rick DeMariinis Short Story Prize (judge: Lidia Yuknavich), and Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize (judge: Brenda Peterson). $1,300 first prizes/$250 second prizes. All winners published. Reading fee: $20. For guidelines and to enter online, go to www.cutthroatmag.com.
DANAHY FICTION/TAMPA REVIEW. $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review for a previously unpublished short story, 500–5,000 words. $20 entry includes free subscription. All stories considered for publication. Enter now! December 31 deadline. Danahy Fiction Prize, Tampa Review, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. Visit: www.ut.edu/tampareview.
DECEMBER MAGAZINE seeks submissions for our 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. Judge Luis Rodriguez is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist and was the 2014–2016 Los Angeles Poet Laureate. Prizes: $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention); all finalists will be published in the 2018 Spring/Summer awards issue. Submit up to 3 poems for $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the awards issue. Submit October 1 to December 15. For complete guidelines please visit our website: http://decembermag.org/2018-jeff-marks-memorial-poetry-prize.
EMRYS JOURNAL ACCEPTS submissions for its 35th anniversary issue August 1–November 1. Prizes of $250 will be awarded to 1 selection in each genre for outstanding poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. For further information, please visit our website: emrys.org.
ENTER TO WIN the 2018 Miami University Press Novella Prize! Winner receives $750, book publication, and 10 copies. Final judge: TaraShea Nesbit. Deadline: October 15. Manuscript length: 18,000–40,000 words. Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only. For more info and to submit work, please visit: miamioh.edu/mupress/novella. Questions? Please e-mail: email@example.com.
ESME (EMPOWERING SOLO MOMS EVERYWHERE) announces its second annual writing contest, which is open to all Solo Moms—women who parent on their own due to choice or circumstance. Our judge, Anya Ulinich, Solo Mom and acclaimed graphic novelist, will award prizes of $500, $350, and $150 to the first, second, and third place winners in 3 categories: poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction essay. There is no entry fee, and the deadline is October 1. All submissions will also be considered for publication on the ESME website. For complete guidelines, please visit our website: www.esme.com.
THE FAMILY NARRATIVE Project invites entries to its personal essay contest on the topic of family. We define family broadly. $500 prize for winning essay. $10 entry fee. Deadline: October 31. Winning entry announced January 4, 2018, on our website. Full guidelines: familynarrativeproject.com.
G.B. CRUMP PRIZE in Experimental Fiction. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Pleiades: Literature in Context is given annually for the best experimental fiction. Submit your story during the month of October. $25 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription. Complete guidelines at www.pleiadesmag.com/submit.
LITERAL LATTE ESSAY Awards. Submit personal essays, 10,000 words max, by September 30. First Prize: $1,000. Second Prize: $300. Third Prize: $200. Literal Latte has been stimulating minds and careers for over 23 years. Now accepting online submissions. Have a sip and submit at www.literal-latte.com. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITMAG’S VIRGINIA WOOLF Award for Short Fiction. First prize: $3,500, publication, and agency review by Sobel Weber Associates. Second prize: $1,000 and agency review: Five finalists: $100 and possible agency review. All entered stories will be considered for publication. Deadline: December 15. Entry fee: $20. Further guidelines are available at: www.litmag.com.
THE LONDON MAGAZINE’S Short Story Competition aims to discover new writers whose work is adventurous and fresh in form and content. Submit for the chance to be published in the U.K.’s oldest literary journal. 1st: £500, 2nd: £300, 3rd: £200. Entry fee: £10. Runs: September 1–October 31. For more information, please visit the website at: www.thelondonmagazine.org.
MIGHTY RIVER SHORT Story Contest Deadline: October 1. $1,000, publication in Big Muddy. Best short story, any theme. $20 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Submit through our Submittable page. For more information and full guidelines, please visit the website at: www.semopress.com/events/mighty-river-contest.
THE MISSOURI REVIEW’S 27th annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize is now open for submissions. Prizes: $5,000 plus publication in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. $22 entry fee. One-year digital subscription for each entry. Deadline: October 2. To learn more information and to enter, please visit website at: www.missourireview.com.
NEIL POSTMAN AWARD for Metaphor: All submissions to Rattle magazine are automatically considered for the award, which offers $1,000 for the best use of metaphor in Rattle each year. Send up to 4 unpublished poems to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. Online submissions accepted. For more information, please visit website at: www.rattle.com.
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. $30 fee. Enter through our Submittable page. For full guidelines, please visit website at: www.semopress.com/events/nilsen-prize.
OMNIDAWN OFFERS $1,000 prize for our annual Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize. Electronic and postal submissions August 1–October 24. Lily Hoang will judge. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $18. Entrants who add $2 shipping receive Omnidawn fiction book of their choice. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction.
OMNIDAWN OFFERS $1,000 prize for annual Single Poem Broadside Poetry Prize. Craig Santos Perez will judge. Electronic and postal submissions August 1–October 16. Winner receives cash prize, 50 copies of broadside, publication in OmniVerse online journal. Entry fee: $10 for first poem, $5 each additional poem. For guidelines, see www.omnidawn.com/contest.
OMNIDAWN OFFERS $3,000 prize for our annual Omnidawn Open Poetry Book Contest. Arthur Sze will judge. Electronic and postal submissions November 11–December 31. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $27. Entrants who add $3 shipping receive Omnidawn book of their choice. For guidelines: www.omnidawn.com/contest.
PATRICIA DOBLER POETRY Award 2017: Open to woman 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, lodging and 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). Postmarked by October 2. Phone: (412) 578-6346, e-mail: email@example.com, or for complete rules, visit: www.carlow.edu.
THE POWER OF…Power Rangers...solar power...speak truth to power. Poetry contest September 1, 2017–January 15, 2018, on the theme of power. $1,000 first prize. Eligibility: all. Maximum 40 lines. Judges are Cyrus Cassells, Tony Hoagland, Raina J. León, Sasha West. Organized by Public Poetry. Guidelines: www.publicpoetry.net.
PRINCEMERE POETRY PRIZE. $300 for best unpublished poem. No entry fee. Deadline: September 11. Submit up to 3 poems online (princemerepoetryprize.submittable.com). Paper submissions (typed, single-spaced, no names; cover letter with contact info and titles) to Princemere Poetry Prize, Gordon College, Wenham, MA 01984. Previous winners and complete details at www.princemere.com.
A PRIZE OF A $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story under 8,000 words with a $15 fee, which includes a subscription to Indiana Review, between September 1 and October 31. All entries are considered for publication. Full guidelines at: https://indianareview.org/contests.
PUERTO DEL SOL’S upcoming themed issue invites interdisciplinary cross-pollination from the sciences, soft and hard. We are looking for works that celebrate and interrogate science, that occupy and define the space between scientific method and artistic production, that navigate the morass between factual environment and the literary interior. We want experiments with form and thought experiments. We want tree rings and neutrinos, algorithms and fractals. We want to understand how much we don’t understand (and we don’t mind if you don’t put that in layman’s terms). Most of all, we want to publish innovative work across every literary kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Submissions for the Science Issue are open from June 15–October 15. Submit for free at www.puertodelsol.org.
QUERCUS REVIEW PRESS. Fall poetry book award. $1,000 prize, book publication, generous royalties. Deadline: December 22. New and emerging writers encouraged to submit. Submit online or send manuscript and $25 reading fee to Quercus Review Press, Dept. of English, Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave., Modesto, CA 95350. Visit: quercusreviewpress.com.
RIVER STYX ISSUE 100. Enter our 2018 Microfiction contest! Winners will be featured in issue 100. Submit up to 3 stories of no more than 500 words each with entry fee, which includes a prize issue copy. All entries are considered for publication. Visit: riverstyx.org for complete details. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING POEMS REGARDING wine (appreciation/imbibing/production), vineyards, Napa Valley, etc. Selected poems will appear on the Judd’s Hill website (www.juddshill.com), where previous years’ poems can be found and enjoyed. Contest winner will receive a very big bottle of Judd’s Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Final judge is award-winning writer Leza Lowitz, author of over 20 books of poetry and prose. No entry fee. Please submit a maximum of 3 poems and a brief cover letter with contact information by November 3 to email@example.com.
SELECTED SHORTS’ Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. Prize includes $1,000; publication on electricliterature.com; and 2 tickets to a performance of Selected Shorts featuring your winning story. Judge: Jess Walter. Max: 750 words. Fee: $25. Due: March 1, 2018. For complete guidelines, visit www.selectedshorts.org.
SLAB’S 2018 CURRY Poetry Prize Contest is accepting submissions. $600 1st place/$400 2nd. All winners published. Judge: Lorrie Jakiela, author of Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Spot the Terrorist, et al. Reading period: August 1–December 15; $10 reading fee. Details at slablitmag.org.
SLO NIGHTWRITERS’ theme for its Golden Quill Contest is “Liberation.” Categories: Poetry up to 40 lines; Short Fiction up to 1,500 words; Creative Nonfiction (personal essay, memoir) up to 1,500 words. First: ($500), second: ($250) and third: ($100), prizes in each category. Entries due by September 15, fee $15. For guidelines and submission: http://slonwgoldenquillwritingcontest.com.
SOUL-MAKING KEATS Literary Competition. Cash prizes. Twelve categories: poetry, literary nonfiction, intercultural essay, short story, flash fiction, novel excerpt, humor, memoir, sonnet, religious essay, young adult poetry, young adult prose. Deadline: November 30 annually. Mail: SMK, 1544 Sweet- wood Dr., Broadmoor Vlg., CA 94015-2029. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: www.soulmakingcontest.us.
SPLIT THIS ROCK Annual Poetry Contest seeks poems of provocation & witness. Judge: Sonia Sanchez; $20 to enter, up to 3 poems. $1,000 in prizes, free 2018 festival registration, and poems published on website to top 3. Winner reads at 2018 festival. Enter via Submittable by November 1. Guidelines: www.splitthisrock.org.
TEACHERS & WRITERS COLLABORATIVE Bechtel Prize. Call for submissions: Teachers & Writers Collaborative seeks submissions for the Bechtel Prize, awarded for an essay that explores creative writing and arts education, the theme of the imagination, and/or creative writing. Tayari Jones will select the 2018 Bechtel Prize winner. For more submission guidelines, please go to www.twc.org/programs/bechtel-prize.
TAMPA REVIEW PRIZE for poetry. $2,000, hardcover and paperback book publication, portfolio in Tampa Review for unpublished manuscript by new or established poets. $25 entry includes subscription. Enter now! December 31 deadline. Address: Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606. For further details, please visit: www.ut.edu/tampareview.
THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/ NEW ORLEANS Literary Festival has 4 writing contests currently open. Festival packages, publication, and public readings accompany cash prizes. One-Act Play—Deadline: November 1, prize $1,500. Very Short Fiction—Deadline: November 8, prize $500. Poetry—Deadline: November 15, prize $1,000. Fiction—Deadline: November 30, prize $1,500. For details, visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.
TERRAIN.ORG: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments 8th Annual Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Judges: Robert Wrigley (poetry), Nicole Walker (nonfiction), and Padma Viswanathan (fiction). All submissions considered for publication. $15/entry. $500 prize/genre. Deadline: September 1. For full guidelines and submit online at www.terrain.org/submit/contest-guidelines.
THREE NEW CONTESTS from Alexandria Quarterly Press! We are looking to add a poetry chapbook, a graphic novel, and a pocket book of flash/microfiction to our titles. See guidelines, fees, and where to submit at alexandriaquarterlymag.com/contests/.
TOM HOWARD/ MARGARET REID Poetry Contest. Fifteenth year. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers”—Writer’s Digest. Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,500. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,500. Total prizes: $4,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $12 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by September 30. Enter at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.
TWO FABULOUS PRIZES: Vern Rutsala Book Prize: $1,000 plus publication for a full-length collection of poems/flash fiction. Contest judge: Gary Young. Due date: October 31. Cloudbank 12 Prize: $200 for 1 poem or flash fiction. Mailed and electronic submissions accepted. For contest and regular submission details, visit cloudbankbooks.com.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Press is accepting submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, judged by Billy Collins. The winner receives $5,000 in cash in addition to publication. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’sprize is September 30. Website: www.uapress.com.
WILDA HEARNE FLASH Fiction Contest Deadline: October 1. $500, publication in Big Muddy. Best short-short story, 500 words or less, any theme. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Submit through our Submittable page. For full guidelines, please visit: www.semopress.com/events/wilda-hearne-contest.
WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION announces its 2017–18 Writing Contest. Fiction, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction/Memoir. This year, we’ve included the YA category—guidelines on www.wnba-books.org in September. Award includes publication for top 4 submissions in The Bookwoman, WNBA’s national magazine. $250 award for 1st prize winners. Submission period September 15, 2017–January 15, 2018. All contest fees fund WNBA literacy programs. For more submission guidelines, judges’ bios, visit: www.wnba-books.org/contest.
WRITERS, START YOUR LAPTOPS! Reed Magazine will be accepting submissions for our next edition. No. 151 is devoted to California, not just the state, but the state of mind. Enter our contests to earn prizes for your nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art featuring the Golden State. Reed Magazine, the West’s oldest literary journal, was established in San José in 1867. Submit online June 1–November 1 using Submittable; $15 reading fee includes a free copy. Winners are published in our handsome print journal. Visit website at: www.reedmag.org.
DEDICATED EDITOR wanted for Collected Writings of Barbara Mor, late distinguished feminist poet & historian (Great Cosmic Mother). Opportunity to create definitive editions of Mor’s groundbreaking multidimensional poetry, prose, journal interviews, and extraordinary letters. Family and colleagues ready to assist! Contact Dr. Jack Dempsey, email@example.com. Sample materials at ancientlights.org/barbaramor.
MOSE T A TO Z: The Folk Art of Mose Tolliver, by Anton Haardt, is an illustrated journal of an amazing African American artist who saw fame in his own lifetime after a disaster caused him to pick up a paintbrush. It is available through Anton Haardt Gallery. Author seeks an agent for 2 new edited fiction and nonfiction books. For further information, please visit saturnpress.com or antonhaardtgallery.com or call (504) 891-9080.
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THE GAMES CHILDREN PLAY, a new collection, 35 pp, of poems by Laurence W. Thomas, is available for $15 (includes P&H). The poems cover everything from childhood pursuits to courtship, vacations, playing around, and aging. Laurence W. Thomas, 174 Greenside Up, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197.
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WRITING RETREATS and workshops by the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop will take place in Rockport, MA (October 12–15), and in Cambridge, MA (every Saturday from September 23– December 2 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education). Faculty includes award-winning writers Rita Banerjee, Megan Fernandes, Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Maya Sonenberg, Janaka Stucky, and Diana Norma Szokolyai. Workshops applicable to all genres. Deadline: September 15. More info at cww.submittable.com.
ADVENTURE FOR 10 poets with acclaimed writer-in-residence Adrian Matejka at historic artists community Rancho Linda Vista in Oracle, AZ, north of Tucson. November 4–11. Morning workshops; 80 acres for exploration; evening readings, music, and conversation under desert skies. Meals and rooms provided, $850. Information: email@example.com. Application: www.rancholindavista.org/workshop.htm.
ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS Residency Program with Master Artist Terrance Hayes (poetry) May 13–June 2, 2018 (application deadline: May 13, 2018); Master Artist Tracie Morris (experimental poet/sound poetry) June 24–July 14, 2018 (application deadline: January 21, 2018). Spend 3 weeks at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL, developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of nationally acclaimed Master Artists-in-Residence. Participation limited to 8 people. For more information, visit www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org.
CAMAC IS NOW accepting applications for its residency program 2018 for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. In the village of Marnay-sur-Seine within the scenic Champagne-Ardenne region of France, on the banks of the river Seine, only 1 hour from Paris. No application fee. Rolling admission. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Address: CAMAC, 1 Grande Rue, 10400 Marnay sur Seine, France.
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