Seize an opportunity: writing contests, residencies, jobs, or volunteer positions.

Summer 2014

Job Opportunity: Adjunct Professor Diablo Valley College

Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA is looking for English Professors for Fall 2014. For Application see here.


Writing for BOOMA, a book mapping project

The goal of Booma is to explore the intersection between literature and the real-world. Booma is looking for writers to contribute for its blog, the Daily Spot. Writers can contribute as often as they want, but the website is hoping to build up a group of writers to submit on a regular basis. It would be unpaid, but a great place for somebody to start if they are unpublished. For more info about Booma click here. Also check out their Facebook page.

Freelance Writing Opportunity with Bold Italic

Bold Italic, a Bay Area online magazine and event hub, is looking for writers. They are looking for pieces that make them think, laugh, and love the bay area.

For more information about writing for Bold Italic see here.


Call for Submissions: Hawai`i Review vol. 81

The University of Hawaii's literaray journal Hawai`i Review is looking for pieces that deal with Bodies of Water for their 81st issue, titled Muliwai.

For more information on how to submit see here

Deadline: September 14, 2014

Be a Submission Reader for Firecracker Book Awards

A great addition to your resume or CV. The Council of Literaray Magazines and Presses is looking for First Round Readers for their Firecracker Indie Book Award competition.

About the Contest: In theory, the Firecrackers will be like the National Book Award for indie publishers--winners will be celebrated with a national marketing campaign coordinated by the American Booksellers Association, which will shine the spotlight on these important books. 

We're hoping that you'll consider joining us as a first round reader. Our submissions portal will open August 1st, and we'll begin distributing manuscripts digitally to first readers as soon as they begin rolling in. From then, you'll have two months to help us get the submission down to a twenty title longlist in each category. The five categories we need readers for include:  fiction, nonfiction, poetry, YA, and graphic novel. 

To thank you for your participation, we'll name you publicly on our website. We can't administer this award without your help, and it's a truly wonderful chance to help bring attention to high-quality literary work by vibrant small presses. 

How to participate: email Julie Buntin, jbuntin@clmp.org, with your name and genre interest. She will respond with more details.

Deadline: Contact Julie preferable before August 1, 2014 

 

Internship: Quiet Lightning Intern

Quiet Lightning is always excited to welcome new interns. We have an ever-growing list of projects, (from our monthly literary mixtapes and their corresponding literary journal to our chapbook series, our film and visual art committees…) so there’s never any shortage of work to be done.

Interns get hands on experience working directly with QL’s executive director Evan Karp, and serve in a variety of capacities that include everything from helping out at the shows to co-curating them; developing a wide range of outreach efforts; spearheading new ideas, and so on.

For more information and how to apply click here.

 

Internship: Bold Italic is looking for Editorial Interns

Are you a Bold Italic fan looking to get on the other side of the screen with us? We’re looking for two social media-savvy bloggers interested in interning at The Bold Italic HQ (Hayes Valley, SF) for the fall season. The gig lasts four months (mid-August through December), and is for 3-5 days a week. And yes, we pay our interns ($15/hr). We can give you school credit if you need it.

for more information see here


Call for Submissions: OZY website is looking for first person essays

OZY, a media website run by Silicon Valley investor Carlos Watson, is launching a new feature tentatively called "Fist Person Friday."

Guidelines: 800 word first person essays that reveal human existence. Give us some thoughts on, Mormons, Phobias, Marriage, Fast Food, anything is game if the narrative is strong and writing lively. Only previously unpublished pieces.

Submit to: firstperson@ozy.com chosen essays will be paid.

 


Aura Estrada Short Story Contest (run by the Boston Review)

The winning author will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the July/August 2015 issue of Boston Review. Runners up may also be published. Contest Judge is Ruth Ozeki (author of A Tale for the Time Being).

 

Deadline: October 1, 2014

For full contest and submission details click here. 

 

Job Opportunity: Grad Admission Counselor & International Student Advisor, Mills College

Under the direction of the Director of Graduate Admission, the Graduate Admission Counselor & International Student Advisor has two primary responsibilities: recruiting and enrolling international graduate and undergraduate students to Mills as well as domestic graduate students, and offering specialized student support for currently enrolled international students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Mills.

Application Deadline: Application review begins immediately, applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For full job and application details see here.

 

Job Opportunity: Media & Strategy Fellow Stanford Law School

The Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society seeks a full-time Media & Strategy Fellow with experience in journalism or communications to generate compelling content and influence the national conversation and policy debate about network neutrality issues.

Application Dealine: Applications will be reviewed in a first come basis and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For full job and application details see here.

 

Job Opportunity: Managing Writer/Editor California State University, Northridge

The Managing Writer/Editor, in consultation with the SM&C Assistant Director, Graphic Designer and the Data Specialist, helps to develop, plan, and execute communication plans for students and parents. Oversees the creation of content for digital and print on a regular basis.

Application Screening Begins: July 23, 2014 (continues until position is filled)

For full job and application details see here.

 

Call For Submissions: The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fourth Meal of Mayhem

As in the previous anthologies, all the stories contained within must be about murder and mayhem happening at Thanksgiving, and must feature a typical Thanksgiving dish as a vital part of the story (i.e.: turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie). Most importantly…it must be funny! This anthology is all about making people laugh while enjoying a great mystery short at the same time. The anthology will be edited by Untreed Reads Editor-in-Chief Jay Hartman.

Deadline: July 30, 2014 

For complete details see Here.

 

Quiet Lightning is currently accepting submissions

of all forms of writing, and of art – for our August 9th show, which will be held in Oakland in conjunction with the National Poetry Slam. You can find more information directly here.

Quiet Lightning is a nonprofit that produces a literary mixtape every month, performed live without introductions or banter at different venues throughout the Bay Area and published in a book (featuring cover art by local artists) that is handed out to the first 100 people at the shows.

All submissions are considered anonymously, using a blind process, and selections are made by two different curators every month. There are only two rules:

    1.    No one gets more than 8 minutes. We sometimes make exceptions but you probably shouldn't count on it, and we ask that you please not send us more than 1,500 words total. (We sometimes ask people to read one thirty-second poem, and it is always an awesome 30 seconds.)
    2.    By submitting, you commit to be present for the date of the show.

The deadline for submissions to the August 9th show is the end of Wednesday, July 23rd.

You can read (and watch) every one of our past shows here. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions, concerns, or ideas: submit@quietlightning.org.

Lit POP 2014 Writing Contest

The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have once again joined forces to bring you North America's most innovative and exciting literary competition. We are looking for innovative, fresh, exciting writing destined for the top of the charts! If you have what it takes, you will get your work published in Matrix, and get free travel to POP Montreal for a night in your honor.
 
The winners, one from each category, will receive a round-trip ticket to POP Montreal from September 17 – 21, 2014, a VIP pass to POP Montreal, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Lit POP event during the festival.
 
This year’s judges are the acclaimed writers Matthew Zapruder (Poetry) and Heather O'Neill (Fiction).
 
Submissions close July 1st 2014
 


Call for Submissions

Submissions are invited for Griffith REVIEW 49: Twenty Under Forty
in the Asian Century, featuring the best young writers in Asia-Pacific today.
 
Fiction, essays, reportage, memoir, poetry and more.
 
Co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Jane Camens.
 
Submission deadline is 6 February 2015.
 
Early submissions are encouraged!
 


Wildlife Poetry Workshop with Caroline Goodwin

Caroline Goodwin is the poet laureate of San Mateo County. She teaches poetry at Stanford, and Caroline’s poems and essays have appeared in many literary journals. She is passionate about opening your wild creativity through poetry. Our amazing wild animals will join us and fuel our creativity. For the novice to the experienced, this day will be poetically inspiring and transformational.
fees and information
 
The workshop fee is $75. This event will take place at our Half Moon Bay sanctuary, Thursday, July 19th, from 9:30 am – 3 pm.
registration
 
You must pre-register to attend.
Register via email at info@wildlifeassociates.org or by phone at 650.712.0800
 


Writing Contest for Black Warrior Review, the literary journal of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

For the past nine years, we have had an annual contest that highlights the best writing in poetry, fiction/prose, and nonfiction. This year, our judges for each genre are Richard Siken, Lily Hoang, and Kiese Laymon, respectively. Winners will receive $1000 and publication in BWR 41.2, our Summer/Spring 2015 issue. A runner-up from each genre will receive $100, and his/her achievement will be noted in the issue; publication of these pieces is also considered.
 
We accept one 7,000 word fiction or nonfiction piece, or one packet of up to three poems. We welcome submissions from unpublished writers.
 
For more information visit http://bwr.ua.edu/submit/contest/


The Summer 2014 Fogged Clarity and Call for Submissions 

Fogged Clarity (http://foggedclarity.com), the Chicago arts review that has received upwards of 1 million unique visitors since '08 and published the original work of Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners and Guggenheim fellows has just released its Summer 2014 edition featuring new poems and readings by four-time NBA finalist Carl Phillips, Kundiman Poetry Prize winner Matthew Olzmann, Dylan Thomas Prize winner Elyse Fenton, 2013 Ruth Lilly fellow Matthew Nienow, Martha Serpas and Michael Tyrell. In addition to some of the best poetry you will read this summer, the issue also features new fiction by Narrative contest award winner Ree Davis and the prolific Robert Earle, an intimate interview with Matthew Nienow, a full stream of the lark-voiced songwriter Samantha Farrell's new album "Softly Swooning World", an in-depth review of former interview guest Sam Lipsyte's collection The Fun Parts, haunting new paintings by U.K. portrait artist Mary Jane Ansell and much, much more. Hopefully you will spend some time with the work here, and perhaps even consider submitting some of your own...
 
Fogged Clarity is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art and music for their Autumn 2014 and Winter 2014 editions. Submission guidelines are not stringent—we consider only the caliber of the work. Please address all poetry, non-fiction and music submissions to Benjamin Evans at submissions@foggedclarity.com. All fiction should be addressed to Dylan Brock at submissions@foggedclarity.com. Visual art for consideration should be sent directly to Ryan Daly at RyanDaly@foggedclarity.com.  Simultaneous submissions are welcomed. Please note that we do not accept genre fiction or poetry. For comprehensive submissions guidelines please visit: http://foggedclarity.com/about/submissions/


Call for Work

P r o j e c t o r, the magazine of creative responses to film, is seeking submissions for its sixth issue.  Images are also welcome.  You can read prior issues at www.projectormagazine.com/issues.php and previously unpublished submissions should be sent to projectormagazine@yahoo.com.  The issue will appear online only by the end of 2014.

Summer Professional Developmental Workshop

Teaching from a New Perspective: 
Millay Colony Professional Development Workshops
July 11 and July 18 at The Millay Colony
 
 
Using the Arts and Creative Writing Across Curriculum
 
Our school children are asked to think deeply and creatively and to show their command of language by expressing themselves in an articulate manner. These workshops are designed to guide educators in using the arts and creative writing across curriculum to foster critical thinking, inspire creative responses to assignments, and increase writing capabilities.
 
Teachers will learn, in depth, the processes writers and artists use and incorporate those methods in their own writing, art-making, and teaching. These workshops, with hands-on exercises, will provide sharp insights as they guide teachers through the complexities of the Core Curriculum (addresses all NYS learning standards). In addition, there will be exposure to literature and art, discussion, and sample class exercises. Each participant will receive a packet that includes a bibliography, samples, notes on teaching, reading lists, a Teachers & Writers book, and exercises for the classroom. Teachers will share their own work through a representative workshop process.
 
July 11 facilitated by Bertha Rogers, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, NYC
July 18 facilitated by Bertha Rogers and Visual Artist Thomas Bosket
 
All workshops take place on the sylvan grounds of The Millay Colony. Coffee, tea provided both days. Lunch provided on July 18.
 
For more information or to register, please contact Caroline Crumpacker at director@millaycolony.org or 518-392-4144.
 

NDNU Director of Admissions position available!

A position is available for Director of Admissions at Notre Dame de Namur University.  
 
Reports To: Vice President for Enrollment Management
 
Department: Enrollment Management
 
Status: Full-time, Exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
 
The Director of Admissions provides senior-level vision and leadership to the recruitment, admissions and enrollment efforts across all populations for NDNU, a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and a small, private, Catholic, co-educational master’s level regional university. The Director is responsible for recruitment, follow-up, conversion and overall enrollment of all undergraduates (including traditional freshmen, transfer, intensive, and evening degree completion students) as well as credential, master’s and doctoral students. S/he is in charge of developing and managing all aspects of the admissions process including organizing and promoting NDNU and its programs from initial inquiry to enrollment. S/he will improve the current admissions process and systemization in collaboration with admissions staff, including Program Directors and Academic Deans as needed. S/he is responsible for inquiry generation and management, community outreach, recruitment/travel schedule, application management, personnel and budget. As a member of NDNU committees, the Director contributes to the ongoing development of the University’s recruitment and retention programs for all students. (Hiring is contingent on FY2015 Budget Approval.)   
 

 

Check out this AMAZING job at SFMOMA! Quickly approaching deadline! Editorial Coordinator, Community Engagement-16299

https://sfmoma.snaphire.com/jobdetails/ajid/gGd68/Editorial-Coordinator-Community-Engagement,16299.html

Shebooks' Girl Power Anthology

Send us your girl power stories! Shebooks.net is publishing an e-book anthology of stories about girls (and grown-up women) facing and overcoming challenges, and in general, rocking their girl power. We need your story!
 
We’re publishing this anthology as part of our “Equal Writes” campaign to raise money for women writers. Right now, we’re over halfway to our goal of $50,000, all of which will go to fund women writers to tell the kinds of stories that right now, unfortunately, the media too often ignore. (Can you believe that 75% of bylines at top-shelf magazines like the New Yorker, Harper’s and the Atlantic are still male??).
 
We’ve created a publishing space for great women writers, and we hope you’ll join us. Pledge to support women writers at the $35 level and our editors will read your submission to consider for our Girl Power anthology. Everyone will receive a copy of the anthology—along with a month’s subscription to Shebooks.net for you and a friend.
 
For more information visit Shebooks.net


Call for General Submissions for Print Edition and Online Bloggers

The Frank Martin Review – a new, semi-annual, independent literary journal based out of Columbia, South Carolina – is currently accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for the print edition. Each issue of The Frank Martin Review will be perfect bound, with a full-color cover, and will run from 80 to 120 pages. 
 
Our basic genre guidelines for the print edition of The Frank Martin Review are...
 
Fiction: Submit one story up to 10,000 words in length, or up to five short-shorts fewer than 1,000 words each.
 
Poetry: Submit up to five poems as a single document of no more than 10 pages total.
 
Essays: Submit one piece of creative nonfiction up to 10,000 words in length, or up to five micro-memoirs or lyric essays fewer than 1,000 words each.
 
For detailed submission guidelines, please visit  
 
The Frank Martin Review is also looking for contributing and guest bloggers for our website. We will consider interviews, book reviews, and essays on just about anything related to writing and today’s literary dialogue for publication on the website. If you would like to submit work to be considered for online content, please do so at frankmartinreview@gmail.com. If you would like to become a contributing blogger, please send a brief cover/query letter that briefly outlines the types of articles you would like to contribute, a copy of your CV (as a Word doc attachment), and three writing samples (either as Word doc attachments or links imbedded in the body of your email)  to frankmartinreview@gmail.com


Ploughshares Reading Period Now Open!

Starting June 1st we'll be accepting submissions for Ploughshares literary magazine and for our Ploughshares Solos series of long stories and essays. You can submit all those poems, essays, and stories that you've been working on and saving up since January. For guidelines and to submit, visit our website.
 
Remember, if you have a subscription to Ploughshares, you can submit online free of charge. Visit our website to subscribe.


New book prize from Ashland Creek Press

Ashland Creek Press is pleased to announce its first annual Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, to be judged by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, which received the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
 
The contest is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and publication by Ashland Creek Press. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014. For complete writers’ guidelines, visit SiskiyouPrize.com. 
 
Prize judge Karen Joy Fowler is the New York Times bestselling author of three short story collections and six novels, most recently We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award). Her books’ honors and awards include two New York Times Notable Books, the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize, and the World Fantasy Award.
 
For more information, visit SiskiyouPrize.com or AshlandCreekPress.com


Call for Submissions - Gazing Grain Press feminist chapbook contest

About: An inclusive feminist poetry & hybrid chapbook contest edited by George Mason University MFA alumni and sponsored by the Fall for the Book literary festival. This contest is open to feminists of all genders and sexualities and is meant to promote socially conscious poetry and hybrid writing to a wide audience. We adhere to no one “definition” of feminism—we encourage a broad and diverse range of approaches. Challenge us!
 
Reading Period: March 15-June 1, 2014.
 
Prize: Publication, 10% of print run, and invitation to read at the 2014 Fall for the Book literary festival in Fairfax, VA (accommodation and travel within the continental United States will be paid). 
 
Runners-up and/or designated finalists will also be invited to receive recognition at the event. Contest finalists will be considered for publication in the Gazing Grain Press miniature series of limited-run, handmade artist books.
 
Judge: Dawn Lundy Martin
 
For full submission details visit http://gazinggrainpress.wordpress.com/guidelines/


Workshops from The Millay Colony

We have a roster of amazing workshops with some brilliant writers and artists. If you want help with an aspect of your career, if you want a weekend of intense work with a leading artist, if you want a five-day retreat on our campus upstate amidst the meadows and flora, we have some amazing opportunities (at a discount!!). 
 
For more information on each workshop, visit http://www.millaycolony.org/workshops

 

Spring Term 2014

Catamaran Writing Conference at Pebble Beach

At Catamaran Literary Reader, our artistic themes tap into the rich literary history and beautiful setting of the California Central Coast.  We invite you to transform your own creative work in the scenic location of Pebble Beach, a major source of inspiration for writers from John Steinbeck to Robinson Jeffers. The registration fee of  $1200 by July 15th includes four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson campus on 17-Mile Drive, 12 meals, 4 days of literary workshop in a small group of 12, daily literary themed excursions,  and nightly receptions and presentations. Additionally, for local writers interested in attending the conference with all the workshop benefits but without the room accommodations, we are offering an additional $400 discount, making registration only $800.
 
For more information and to register visit http://catamaranliteraryreader.com/conference-1/


SMC Marketing & Communications Editor Position Open

The Marketing & Communications Editor is responsible for assisting the Director of Marketing & Outreach and Assistant Director of Marketing & Outreach implement the School of Economics and Business Administration's strategic integrated marketing communication plan and outreach initiatives. Chiefly, the M&C Editor is responsible for developing editorial pieces that support all internal and external communications.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Outreach, the key responsibilites of this position are:

1) Act as editorial director and writer for the school's bi-monthly newsletter (SEBA Connection)
2) Produce profile and marketing copy for brochures, website and emails.
3) Manage integrated social media efforts.
4) Work closely with admissions staff to coordinate and implement email marketing campaigns to prospetive students.  
5) Support the director and assistant director of marketing in implementing the integrated marketing plan.

 

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award! 

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, an annual celebration of outstanding international poetry and short fiction is open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for students at Saint Mary's College of California to showcase works to new, international audiences in preparation for their graduate career.
 
Previous winners and finalists from the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award have gone on to achieve recognition around the world, having been selected from over 3,000 entries to be published in the anthology; they include university student Jennifer Roe winner of the Short Fiction category in 2013 with Roses are Red.
 
Prizes include:
 
Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, a compelling anthology of new writing loved by audiences internationally
 
Editorial coverage for a selection of finalists on the Aesthetica Blog
 
£500 prize money for Poetry winner
 
£500 prize money for Short Fiction winner
 
A selection of inspirational books from our competition partners
 
A complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
 
Entries close 31 August 2014. For more information and to submit visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.


Summer jobs available!

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit that runs grassroots campaigns for the nation's top progressive organizations including Human Rights Campaign, CALPIRG, Fair Share, and the Environment California.
 
We're currently hiring for summer jobs on our campaigns.  Those interested should apply online at Http://FundForThePublicInterest.Org/Sites/Default/Files/Ads1113/HRC_10.13 or by calling our Berkeley office at 510-981-8190.


Truthdig call for submissions!

The award-winning news website seeks submissions for the launch of our weekly poetry section.  We are looking for fresh, original poetry that speaks to current events.  Please visit www.truthdig.com to learn more about us and submit your previously unpublished work.
 
Send all submissions (up to 5 poems) to nhakimi@truthdig.com in .doc AND .pdf formats with Poetry Submissions and your name in the subject line.  Please include a short biography with the submission.
 
Poems accepted for publication will receive a $50 honorarium.


Registration deadline extended!

The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference on Lake Bemidji, June 22-28, has extended the registration deadline until May 12.
 
This summer the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its intimate lakeside setting and award-winning teaching faculty, will hold week-long workshops in poetry led by Camille Dungy and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, in fiction led by Sheri Joseph, in creative non-fiction led by Rebecca Brown, and a multi-genre workshop led Judson Mitcham. We are featuring Pam Houston as our Distinguished Visiting Writer.
 
For more information visit northwoodswriters.org


Call for submissions!

Augury Books is delighted to announce that our reading period is now open.  This year, we are looking for poetry manuscripts, short fiction collections, and creative nonfiction manuscripts. All books selected will be published in 2015.
 
Augury Books is an independent press based in New York City and a proud member of CLMP. Committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers, Augury Books seeks to reaffirm the diversity of the reading public. The editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work.
 
Augury’s reading period is open from May 1st through July 31st, and writers will be notified of our decision by December of 2014.
 
Poetry manuscripts should be 45-80 pages, not including front or back matter, and prose manuscripts should be 150-220 pages, double-spaced and not including front or back matter, as well as clearly marked as either short fiction or creative nonfiction. We welcome multiple submissions either within or across categories. All submissions will be accepted via Submittable only.
 
Full guidelines and a link to our submittable page can be found here throughout our reading period: http://augurybooks.com/submissions/


Call for submissions!

Somos en escrito is the online Latino literary magazine. We are looking for new and established American writers of Chicano, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic origin to submit for consideration works in any genre and on any topic. The magazine is a non-profit affair and non-paying, but publication upon acceptance is immediate. Authors retain all rights except for first time publication in the magazine. For more information and to check out the magazine, go to www.somosenescrito.com, and to submit an obra in Spanish, English or some combination, send by email to somossubmissions@gmail.com.
 
The Somos en escrito editor is Armando Rendón, SMC class of 1961, a career writer on Latino issues and an award winning author in the field of young adult literature.


Deadline for Faulkner - Wisdom Creative Writing Competition extended to May 1

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. has announced today that the deadline for receipt of entries to the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition has been extended from April 15, 2014 to May 1, 2014.
 
For the entry form and further information about the competition, visit http://www.wordsandmusic.org/competition.html


Seeking manuscripts for The Tuscany Prize!

Your self-published or unpublished work could be worth up to $5,000!
 
We're excited to be working on some great projects. Of course we're biased, but we feel one of the bright spots in contemporary literature today is the The Tuscany Prize for unpublished and self-published works.
 
Now in its third year, the cash prizes totaling $10,000 rank among the top offerings (even among national contests) in the literary world. The prize is to encourage authors of Catholic fiction to break out and go from "up-and-coming" to "have arrived". Catholic fiction doesn't need (nor should) hit the reader over the head with apologetics, judgement or theology. To be effective in expression, the prose must speak to reader's intellect, heart and imagination. That's what we want to cultivate.
 
We need your help to raise awareness on this prize. Please consider posting about this or spreading the word to your personal network. Previous winners have gone on to have their works published and marketed on Amazon, Goodreads and more. There are $10,000 worth of prizes - submit today!
 
For more information visit www.TuscanyPress.com


Call for Submissions!

Small Po[r]tions is accepting submissions for Issue 2! We publish work that minimizes, blurs, or exaggerates distinctions between genres and hope to offer a shared space for experimental creative fiction and nonfiction, lyrical fiction, poetry, and multimedia pieces. Small Po[r]tions issues have a print component with a focus on book arts and an online component featuring selections from the print issue along with media work. You can view Issue 1's online content for free at smallportionsjournal.com/category/issue-1/. Print copies are available on our website as well.
 
Please submit up to 1000 words or one multimedia work to smallportionsjournal@gmail.com by May 11th to be considered for publication in Issue 2.
 
For additional information, visit our website smallportionsjournal.com, or find us on Twitter (twitter.com/smallpo_tions) or on Facebook (facebook.com/smallportionsjournal). Direct questions to smallportionsjournal@gmail.com.


Redivider's annual Beacon Street Prize writing contest! 

Now in its third year, the Beacon Street Prize awards $500 and publication to a winner in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry categories. This year's judges are Christopher Castellani (fiction), Cheryl Strayed (nonfiction), and Terrance Hayes (poetry). There is a $15 fee to submit, but it comes with a free one-year subscription to Redivider (a $15 value!). We're accepting submissions through April 30. Submission links, guidelines and information on our judges can be found on our website: http://www.redividerjournal.org/beacon-street-prize/ We also accept unsolicited submissions in all genres year round, at no cost.


Creative Nonfiction Contest!

On May 2, submissions will open for the annual Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest. This is our third year hosting the contest, and we're excited to see what the essayists among you are thinking about.
 
Submissions will remain open until August 1, 2014, and we will announce the winner of the contest on October 1, 2014. Our judge this year is Judith Ortiz Cofer, accomplished author and Franklin Professor of English at the University of Georgia.
 
Electronic submissions will be available on our website soon. The contest is open to all types of creative nonfiction essays up to 5,000 words. There is an entry fee of $18, which includes a subscription to Prairie Schooner. The winning piece will receive a prize of $250 and publication in the Spring 2015 issue of Prairie Schooner. So, get writing!


White Stag, Call for Submissions

Volume I, Issue II
The white stag is a symbol that resonates throughout many cultures and mythologies. Each volume of White Stag will be themed around one short phrase/prompt that we find particularly compelling about the symbol. How you choose to interpret the prompt is entirely up to you.
 
For this volume's prompt, and for information on our guidelines and submitting process, visit http://www.whitestagpublishing.com/submit.html

 

Upcoming Contest Deadline for Glimmer Train

Very Short Fiction. 1st: $1,500, and publication in Issue 94. Deadline: 4/30.
 
Winners and finalists will be announced in the July 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $500 and $300, or, if published, $700.
Any story—up to 3,000 words—that has not previously been accepted for print publication is welcome!
 
For guidelines and more information visit http://www.glimmertrain.com/veryshort.html


Contest Open for Black Warrior Review 

Black Warrior Review's tenth-annual contest is now open, and we’re honored to have Richard Siken (Poetry), Lily Hoang (Fiction/Prose), and Kiese Laymon (Nonfiction) as our guest judges.
 
Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BWR 41.2, our Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Three runners-up will be awarded $100 in addition to publication.  Each entry is $20 and comes with a one-year subscription to BWR. Finalists receive notation in that issue and are considered for publication.
 


Weekend Workshops at The Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers a program of Weekend Workshops and Professional Development Classes in New York City. Weekend Workshops are two-day/eight-hour workshops offering intensive sessions with some of the most exciting teaching artists around. Professional Development Classes take place over four hours on a Saturday and seek to address some of the career challenges and questions facing artists now.
 


Summer gig as Jan Term Catalog Editor!

The Jan Term catalog editor will edit/revise/standardize all text for the Jan Term 2014 catalog.  The work is done approx. 80% independently, and 20% in consultation with the Jan Term program coordinator.
 
Tasks include: 
--Editing all course proposals for syntax/grammar, uniformity, length, and accuracy;
--Corresponding with approx. 125 faculty members regarding each of their proposals;
--Setting and keeping deadlines for faculty feedback/corrections/amendments to their proposals;
--Preparing the full text of the catalog for delivery to the Jan Term program coordinator no later than mid-July/August 1st.
 
Experience and Qualifications:
--Previous paid work experience in writing/editing projects
--Ability to handle many different faculty contacts and respond in a more-than-timely manner to all inquiries/responses/requests
--Ability to work independently
--ABility to adopt editorial standards and apply them across different texts
--proficiency with Microsoft Word
 
A successful catalog editor is able to work on weekends and should be able to get the job done in under 15-20 hours per week.
Pay is $15/hr.

Please apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stmarys/default.cfm


2014 Rattle Poetry Prize

1st Prize: $5,000 for a single poem
Reader's Choice Award: $1,000
Ten Finalists: $100
 
Entry fee of $20 includes a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers).  One $5,000 winner and ten $100 Finalists will be sleveted in a blind review by the editors of Rattle and printed in the Winter 2014 issue; one $1,000 Readers' Choice Award will be chosen by subscriber and entrant vote afters publication. 
 
For more information visit www.Rattle.com


The 2015-2016 Fulbright Core U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open!

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
 
Of the 583 awards being offered this year, there are over 93 awards available in the field of Business Administration.  Moreover, there are 350 All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. These awards are offered in various regions around the world.
 
The application deadline for most awards August 1, 2014.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/  or contact us at scholars@iie.org.


Summer Teaching Opportunities 

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
 
Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:
Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.
 
We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website:
 
 

Masters Review Submission 2014 - Guest Judge Lev Grossman

This year we're looking for innovation. MFA and other graduate-level creative writing programs garner a lot of criticism for producing similar voices and styles. We want to feel authenticity in our stories and writers. We want a sense that this story was urgent for you to write, that it was something you had to share. Dare us with your creativity, bend genres, and be yourself. Give us a story that takes our breath away.
 
This year's judge is Lev Grossman. Please keep in mind that The Masters Review only accepts previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us immediately if your work is picked up elsewhere. We also allow for multiple submissions, but will only publish one story from a chosen author.
 
Please include a cover letter with information on your current graduate program, a brief bio, and an introduction to your story. Please limit your cover letter to one page. Any manuscript that does not include this information will not be considered. 
 
 


Broadsided Press announcing: The Switcheroo

Get inspired.  Respond to the image in poetry or short prose.
 
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Winner Published: May 1, 2014
 
Guidelines, Past Switcheroos & More at broadsidedpress.org
 
 

Scholarships Available!

This summer the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its intimate lakeside setting and award-winning teaching faculty, will hold week-long workshops in poetry led by Camille Dungy and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, in fiction led by Sheri Joseph, in creative non-fiction led by Rebecca Brown, and a multi-genre workshop led Judson Mitcham. We are featuring Pam Houston as our Distinguished Visiting Writer. The conference prides itself on its intimate lakeside setting and award-winning teaching faculty. Go to http://northwoodswriters.org/ for more information. 
 
The Conference Fee is $545 before April 1 and includes a daily workshop limited to 13 writers, daily craft talks, an editor’s talk with Patrick Thomas of Milkweed Editions, a faculty publishing panel, afternoon events, and three conference meals. An Auditor Option is also available for $125 and includes all conference amenities and events offered during the week, but does not include a workshop. 
 
Five $300 scholarships will be awarded toward the conference fee. Scholarship awards are based on need and literary merit and intended to lower financial barriers for writers who want to practice the arts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with award-winning authors in an intimate setting. Apply at http://northwoodswriters.org/apply-online/ by April 7. 
 
Recreational activities on site include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, hiking, and the campus fitness center, or relax at the beach and picnic among the pines in Diamond Point Park. Explore scenic Lake Bemidji and visit the headwaters of the Mississippi. Stay within walking distance to the beach and all conference activities in modern and air-conditioned Linden Suites on campus for only $25 per night. WiFi and high speed Internet are standard. This is a great opportunity for writers to study their craft and come together in a supportive and enthusiastic community!


POETRY INTERNATIONAL’S POETRY PRIZE

Submissions for Poetry International’s annual PI Poetry Prize will be accepted until the April 1st, 2014 deadline. Winners receive a $1,000 prize and a publication in Poetry International. Only one poem per winner will be selected.
 
Judge for 2014 will be announced at a future date. Contestants may submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. Additional poems may be submitted with a $3 reading fee per poem. The winner will be announced on our website in the Fall of 2014. Previous Poetry International Prize contestants are welcome to enter this year's contest regardless of previous prize win or entrance.
 
Online submissions are accepted through the following link: https://poetryinternational.submittable.com/submit
 
More information on submission guidelines may be found online by clicking on contests.


New Ohio Review is currently accepting submissions to our 2014 Contest in Poetry and Fiction 

Deadline: March 25th, 2014
 
Poetry Judge: Alan Shapiro 
Fiction Judge: Aimee Bender
 
First Prize in each category: $1,500 and publication in fall issue
Second Prize in each category: $500 and publication in fall issue
 
For more information, visit: www.ohio.edu/nor


Now accepting submissions for 2014

Playboy College Fiction Contest
 
First Prize $3,000 and publication in Playboy magazine
Second Prize $500 and a year's subscription
Third Prize $200 and a year's subscription 
 
-Contest is open to all college students age 18 or older
-Entries must be typed, double-spaced, 25 pages or fewer
-All entries must be received by April 1, 2014
 
To submit and for complete rules, got to playboymagazine.submittable.com
 
 

Sumer Writers Colony at The New School

Discover the Writer's Life in New York City, Greenwich Village
 
June 2-19, 2014
Workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
This intensive three-week summer program provides a supportive yet demanding atmosphere in which to develop as a writer.
 


Apply for Resindencies! 

Millay Colony for the Arts offers two week or one-month residencies to visual artists, composers, and wrtiers between the months of April and November.  Resident artists get private rooms, studios, and all meals during their stay at our pastoral campus.
 
Appilcation Deadline: Oct 1, 2014
 
For more information visit www.millaycolony.org/apply


Teaching Positions Available!

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
 
Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:
 
Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.
The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.
 
We hire people who:
 
Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
Have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline
Are responsible and hard working
Have good communication and organizational skills
Will be patient and supportive with students
Have regular access to a reliable car
We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website:
 


Outrageous Fortune is Open for Submissions!

Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for our second annual publication. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as short videos or video recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, and poetry. As professors and department heads we would greatly appreciate it if you let your undergraduates know about this opportunity to submit their work for publication. 
Feel free to visit our site and read about us at: www.mbc.edu/outrageousfortune 


3Elements Review is looking for submissions!

We are a themed literary journal looking for submissions for our fourth issue, due June 1.
For each issue, we require that all three of the current elements be in the piece of writing. The current elements are carnival, residue, and maudlin, as stated on our website. Our submission guidelines can be viewed here: 3Element's Guidelines.
 
Our journal features award-winning fiction writers, poets, and artists, as well as emerging writers. 
 
Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/3elementsreview) and Twitter (@3elementsreview).
 

Call for Submissions!

Holy Names University is calling for submissions for our online journal Between the Lines which focuses on Social Justice and poetry.  Faculty and students are encouraged to particicpate.
 
For more information about the journal and how to submit, visit http://www.hnu/edu/betweenthelines/

 

Sunstone Writing Contest!

Sunstone invites writers to enter the 2014 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest, made possible by the Eugene and Charlotte England Education Fund. In the spirit of Gene’s writings, entries should relate to Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. Essays, without author identification, will be judged by noted Mormon authors and professors of literature. Winners will be announced by 30 June 2014 on Sunstone’s website, sunstone.org. Winners only will be notified by email. After the announcement, all other entrants will be free to submit their essays elsewhere.

 

The Farallon Review is now open for submissions!

Deadline: April 1, 2014
 
The Farallon Review is a journal, published annually, featuring contemporary, engaging, and literary prose fiction with a modern view, a classic sensibility, and a west-coast flavor.
 
The Farallon Review will be in Seattle at the 2014 AWP Conference and Bookfair, February 27 through March 1.
 
Come by our table in the North Hall, near the Patricia Olson Stage - J20 - and say hello.  We'll have stories, issues, discounts, and candy.  Kate from Roan Press will be there too.
 
For more information about the journal visit http://www.farallonreview.com


Call for Submissions: Ninth Letter Online

Submmsion deadline: April 1, 2014
 
Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published at ninthletter.com in Spring 2014. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to send work. Submissions are open from February 1st to April 1st. Submit your poetry and short stories for this special feature at ninthletteronline.submittable.com. Submissions sent via snail mail or submitted through our general submissions at ninthletter.com will not be considered for the feature. Please do not send multiple submissions (in the same genre) or previously published work.


The Writers House Residencies in Spartanburg, SC

Summer Residency: June-August
Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
 
9-Month Residency: September-May
Application Deadline: June 2, 2014
 
Each year, the Hub City Writers Project offers two residency opportunities for early-career writers who have completed a college degree in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree in writing. Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a twice-monthly stipend; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. This residency includes a community service element and is most appropriate for writers with a desire to engage with the local community.
 
For details about the residency and submission guidelines, check out our website: here.


The Women's National Book Association's 11th Annual Pitch-O-Rama

Are you ready to publish? Exploring publishing in the future? Need to find an editor? Take advantage of this great opportunity for writers of all genres, women and men, to pitch your work one-on-one to the Bay Area’s best publishing professionals in an intimate, informal setting.

Saturday March 29, 2014
8:00am - 12:30pm

Women's Building
3543 18th St. (between Guerrero & Valencia)
San Francisco

Find more information about the event here

California Shakespeare Theater Full-Time Job Opportunity

PUBLICATIONS MANAGER Full-time, exempt

The Publications Manager is responsible for the curating and coordination of all marketing, many fundraising, and other departmental publications for the Theater, including four production playbills, the website, monthly email newsletters, social media, and other collateral. This position also manages the schedule for all design, print, and email campaigns.

About California Shakespeare Theater

Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized regional theater, with offices in Berkeley, a Main Stage performance venue in Orinda, and community programs throughout the Bay Area. Cal Shakes expands access to the arts by fostering a participatory culture among a diversity of audiences, artists, and learners throughout the Bay Area.

Our Mission

With Shakespeare’s depth of humanity as our touchstone, we build character and community through inclusive, authentic, and joyful theater experiences.

Qualifications

Candidates should enjoy working in a creative, collaborative, fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree in arts administration, marketing, English, or related field and/or two years or more of comparable experience. Superior written/verbal communication skills and strong copy writing/proofing skills are essential, including the ability to write quickly. Demonstrated marketing savvy, creativity, organizational, project- and time-management skills, attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple projects in a high-paced, deadline-oriented work environment are key, as is the ability to work effectively as a team member and independently. Ability to think on your feet and exhibit grace under pressure are essential. Experience in arts marketing, and graphic design programs and HTML (Dreamweaver) a plus.

Click here for more details!

 

The Writers' League of Texas 14th Annual Manuscript Contest

Accepting submissions until February 21, 2014, the Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest is an opportunity for writers in every genre to submit the opening ten pages of their unpublished manuscript. The winner in each category will meet individually with a top-notch literary agent in their genre at the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Agents Conference on June 27-29, 2014.

Categories include: mainstream fiction; mystery; thriller/action-adventure; romance; science-fiction/fantasy; historical fiction; nonfiction (including memoirs); middle grade; young adult. Literary agents from prestigious firms Janklow & Nesbit, Sterling Lord, Foundry, Folio, and Einstein-Thompson Associates are already confirmed to attend the conference and are among the possible judges in each category. All entrants will receive a written critique on their submission from a published author in their genre.

Check here for more information!

Willow Springs Annual Fiction Contest

Contest Submission Guidelines
Postmark/submission deadline: March 15, 2014

  • Every entrant receives a one year subscription to Willow Springs.
  • The winner of the contest will receive a prize of $2,000, plus publication in Willow Springs.
  • Include a $15.00 entry fee, or a $20.00 entry fee for international submissions. Submissions without an entry fee will not be judged.
  • Send only one story per submission.
  • You can submit a story online here or through the U.S. postal service (see below).

Complete guidelines here.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of 1 year, beginning Fall 2014, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of prose fiction, such as a large course in the introduction to fiction, intermediate-level elective courses in specific narrative modes, and advanced workshops for majors. Expertise in teaching a secondary genre, such as screenwriting, playwriting, or graphic narrative, is also desirable.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the MFA degree in hand by first semester of academic year 2014-15. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Information about the Creative Writing Program may be found on-line at http://www.oberlin.edu/crwrite.

General Information

Deadline Date: March 7, 2014
Date Posted: January 21, 2014
Start Date: July 1, 2014
Type: Full-time


Creative Artists Program

The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States the opportunity to spend three months in Japan through the U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program.  Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program.  Artists go as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan.  They also go as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.
 
 The Program accepts applications in all disciplines including, but not limited to, Architecture or Design; Choreography; Music Composition; Filmmaking/Media Art; Folk/Traditional Art; Playwright/Theater Art; Visual Art; Writing; Multidisciplinary; and Other Disciplines.
 
For full guidelines, criteria and application form for the 2015 program click here.  The next deadline for the Creative Artists Program will be February 1, 2014.
 
Please contact Margaret Mihori at mmihori@jusfc.gov with any questions


BOMB is excited to announce the 2014 Poetry Contest, judged by poet CAConrad! 

The winner of our 2014 contest will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement First Proof. Deadline April 30.
 
Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines
 
• Manuscripts must include 3–5 poems.
• No more than 5 poems (max. 10 pages) per entry fee.
• Do not write a name on the actual manuscript, as all entries are considered anonymously. NON-ANONYMOUS ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
• Poems must be previously unpublished.
• Simultaneous submissions OK, but reading fee is not refundable.
• Reading Fee: $20 inside the US—includes free one-year subscription to BOMB* (addresses outside North America add $12; Canada/Mexico add $6). 
• Deadline: April 30, 2014.
 
For more details and to submit visit http://bombsite.com/issues/0/articles/7511


Sewanee Writers' Conference

From July 22 through August 3, 2014, the University of the South will host the 25th session of the Sewanee Writers' Conference.  Thanks to the generosity of the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund, supported by the estate of the late Tennesse Williams, the Conference will gather a distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in poetry, fiction, and playwriting.
 
For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.sewaneewriters.org


Community of Writers Summer Workshops

For 44 summers, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets, prose writers, and screenwriters for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing.  Our aim is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to achieving their goals.  
 
Participants have opportunities to enjoy the natural surroundings.  Squaw Valley, a ski resort located in California's Sierra Nevada, close to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.  Summers are warm and sunny; the area offers mountains, alpine lakes, and streams.
 
Poetry Workshop June 21-28, 2014
 
Writers Workshops July 7-14, 2014
 
Screenwriting Workshop July 7-14, 2014
 
More information and details on how to apply can be found at www.squawvalleywriters.org


Publishing Institute

The Denver Publishing Institute is the ideal launching pad for your career in book publishing.  Over the course of four weeks, it will introduce you to the process of book publishing: from editing, marketing and production to the bigger picture of digital publishing in a constantly changing world.  Publishing institute workshops and lectures are taught by industry professionals who work at trade, university, textbook, and small independent publishers located throughout the country as well as in New York. Our graduates go on to publsihing careers around the world.  You'll find some of our recent graduates at HarperCollins; Sourcebooks; John Wiley & Sons - and many more.  At the end of four weeks, you'll obtain a solid educational foundation and excellent network for your sebsequent job search.  Come join us this summer in beautiful Colorado.
 
For more information visit www.du.edu/publishinginstitute


WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. 

Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. First prize is $200. Submit to the 9th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2014. Complete details at www.writeradvice.com.
 
 

Summer Literary Seminars is very excited to announce our 2014 Literary Contest!  

It will be held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. We are also thrilled to continue our three contest partnerships, with prizes sponsored by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Center for Fiction, St. Petersburg Review, and the esteemed Graywolf Press. Judging the contest are award-winning writers Aimee Bender (fiction), Dorothea Lasky (poetry), and Phillip Lopate (non fiction). The Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry will be judged by Eugene Ostashevsky, the Sutzkever Prize will be judged by André Aciman, and the Los Angeles Review of Books Prize in Outstanding Criticism will be judged by Josip Novakovich and Mikhail Iossel.
 
Thanks to our generous friends at Fence, this year the contest entry will include a one-year subscription to Fence Magazine!
 
For more information visit http://sumlitsem.org/contest.html


Position Opening at Streetside Stories for Media Arts After School Teaching Artist

Streetside Stories' digital storytelling programs bring autobiographical writing, visual, and media arts workshops to 4-8th grade students in San Francisco and Oakland public schools. In each workshop, students will write scripts for their stories, record a voiceover, select and create images, and then use Streetside's mobile media lab to create digital stories.

We are looking for applicants who are dynamic in the classroom and passionate about working with young people and arts education. Applicants must be available to teach Monday through Friday, between the hours of 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Click here for more information concerning this position and how to apply.

Submissions Now Open at The Masters Review

Submissions for The Masters Review annual printed anthology are open now. The guest judge this year is Time magazine book critic and New York Times bestselling author, Lev Grossman. Mr. Grossman, along with The Masters Review staff, are looking for the best fiction and narrative nonfiction from students currently enrolled in MA, MFA, and PhD creative writing programs.

The top ten writers selected for publication will be nationally distributed with their work exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Let your work have the chance at being ranked among the best graduate student authors this year!

Submissions are being accpeted online through March 31, 2014.

Check here for more details on the nuts and bolts of this exciting opportunity!

Phoebe's 2014 Writing Contests

Phoebe, Journal of Literature and Art is now accepting submissions for their annual fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests. The winners will be published in Phoebe 43.1. Submitted works will be judged by talented individuals: Eduardo Corral is judging poetry, Cheryl Strayed is judging nonfiction, and Benjamin Percy is judging fiction.

Submit online by March, 8 2014 and give them the best you've got!

Ninth WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us! Finalists will receive responses from all judges.

The first place prize winner takes home $200; second place earns $100; third place earns $50; all prize winners as well as honorable mentions will be published in an issue of WriterAdvice.

Submit online by April 18, 2014

Check here for more details concerning this great opportunity!

Thirty Fourth Annual Napa Valley Writers' Conference

Join us for a week of small, intensive workshops devoted to generating new poetry and exploring the craft of fiction.

Includes talented individuals in the realms of fiction:

  • Lan Samanta Chang
  • Michael Byers
  • Ayana Mathis
  • Justin Torres

And poetry:

  • Brenda Hillman
  • Kazim Ali
  • Camille Dungy
  • Brian Teare

Apllications to the 2014 Conference will begin February 26th and continue until workshops are filled. Admissions will be announced on a rolling basis at intervals of approximately 30 days. We suggest you apply by March 31st for priority admission and a better chance at your choice of workshop.

Applications for financial aid are due no later than April 1st. Grant and housing awards will be announced by May 1st.

Rolling applications begin February 26, 2014. Apply here!

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