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


Fall 2014


Call for Submissions: Small Po[r]tions

Small Po[r]tions is accepting submissions for Issue 4! 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 work from our previous issues here.  Print copies are available on our website as well.

Please submit up to 1000 words or one multimedia work by January 18th to be considered for publication in Issue 4.

For additional information, visit our website.

Scholarship Opportunity: Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

This summer, the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will offer intense weeklong workshops. The conference takes place at Bemidji State University—a small university on a big lake in a small town in northern Minnesota—the perfect place to write and be in the company of others committed to learning and teaching the craft of writing. Join us.

$300 scholarships will be awarded toward the conference fee. Scholarship awards in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are based on need and literary merit and intended to lower financial barriers for writers. There is also a scholarship for Minnesota residents. Apply by March 15, 2015.

This is a great opportunity for writers to study their craft and come together in a supportive and enthusiastic community!

Find more information here.


Employment Opportunity: Black Mountain Institute - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today’s most pressing issues, seeks an Executive Director to continue to build on the accomplishments of its retiring founder and current Executive Director, UNLV President Emerita Carol C. Harter.

The Executive Director should be a senior scholar or writer with a proven record of commitment to the dissemination and promotion of the literary and humanistic arts, particularly via community engagement. A substantive administrative history, extensive fund-raising experience, and an established reputation in the arts and/or humanities are among the centrally important qualifications for the position. The fundamental requirement is an appreciation of the role of writers in our collective processing, understanding, and addressing of some of the world’s most challenging problems.

For more information, click here.


Call for Submissions: Pine Hills Review

The online literary journal from The College of Saint Rose, is seeking unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. They publish work on their front page weekly, the work will then remain in their archives for readers to view. Hybrid and experimental work is encouraged. They consider submissions year round.

For more details click here.

Employment Opportunity: WriterCoach Connection

Use your passion for coaching to bring new volunteers into the fold. We are currently seeking an outgoing, energetic person to attract and inspire more volunteers for our El Cerrito schools. The position includes recruitment in the community and via postings in various media, communication with prospective coaches, coordination of trainings, and careful record-keeping.
This part-time contractor position is available immediately for the spring semester, with the possibility of greater responsibilities in the future. We will accept applications through Friday, December 5 or until the position is filled.
Please visit the jobs page on the WCC website to read the job description and learn how to apply.

Employment Opportunity: Institute of Reading Development

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2015 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.Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while gaining over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.


  • 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

The Institute 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 invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute by clicking here


Fellowship Opportunity: Fishtrap Fellowships

Fishtrap is happy to announce three fellowship opportunities for the 2015 Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers held July 6-12 at Wallowa Lake in Northeast Oregon. Applications are being accepted now through December 15.

Fishtrap fellowships recognize and encourage writers who show promise at an early stage in their career. The primary benefit of this award is an opportunity to attend the 2015 Summer Fishtrap Gathering. In addition, Fellows receive advance workshop registration, meals, lodging, and are featured readers at an evening program during the week.

A Fishtrap Fellowship covers the cost of the seven-day retreat including a five-day writing workshop in any genre plus readings, activities, and panel discussions. A Fishtrap Fellowship is valued at more than $1000. But more than that, it is an opportunity for emerging writers to polish their craft in an atmosphere of mentorship and community as they build new friendships and a renewed sense of creative potential.

You can find more details about this opportunity and how to apply here.

Deadline: December 15, 2014


Call for Submissions: Crate Literary Journal

CRATE Literary Journal is looking for pieces of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and visual art for the Fall 2014 issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
CRATE is the official literary magazine of the University of California Riverside's MFA program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. CRATE aims to publish provocative, imaginative work that speaks to the inquisitive reader.
For submission requirements and more information click here.

Call for Submissions: Creative Nonfiction & In Fact Books

Creative Nonfiction & In Fact Books are currently seeking work for multiple upcoming projects.
We're seeking new work for two anthologies from In Fact Books, a special issue of CNF, and the Exploring the Boundaries section of the magazine.

For more information and a complete list of deadlines, please click here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email or 412-688-0304.

Call for Submissions: Disquiet

DISQUIET is currently accepting program applications for the fifth anniversary of its Lisbon program, which will take place June 28 to July 10, 2015. Please join us and many of the finest North American and Portuguese writers in Portugal this summer to celebrate our landmark birthday.

The 2015 program will include core workshops in poetry, fiction, memoir & nonfiction, and playwriting, with afternoon workshops on a variety of subjects, including experimental poetry and Portuguese culture. There will also be literary walks, day trips, craft talks with leading editors, manuscript consultations, and readings with North American and Portuguese writers, in one of the world's most unforgettable cities. You may win a trip to Portugal through one of our various writing contests!
More information on our contests can be found here.  For more information on the program and how to apply, please click here.   You may also email for a spot on our mailing list.

Deadline: February 10, 2015.

Residency Opportunity: The Baltic Writing Residency

Now accepting applications online and via email. Click here to see DEADLINES, application FEES, and to SUBMIT your application materials online.

The residency in Latvia comes with a free hotel stay and $1,000; the residency in Scotland comes with a free cottage stay; and the residency at Bernheim comes with a free cabin stay and $500.

To apply, candidates are required to submit all of the following as ONE PDF or Word document:

  • Ten pages of poetry; one play; or up to 25 pages of fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting (double spaced).
  • A CV – including (A) publication list, (B) full contact information, and (C) contact information for two references.

For more information, please click here. Please email with additional questions.

Call for Submissions: Portland Review

Portland Review is now open for submissions for their Winter 2015 issue. We're looking for fine-crafted fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and blends of these for print and web publication. This year we're also accepting outside reviews of books and other materials. Additionally, Phase One of a Spring 2015 feature is open for work, which will be used as inspiration for collaborations. Contributing authors and artists receive a free copy of the issue, discounts on issues, and an endless supply of admiration.

We do not accept previously published work, or work sent by mail or email. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please submit work through Submittable ( ), where further guidelines can be found.

Established in 1956, Portland Review publishes exceptional work by local and international talents. Portland Review is a quarterly journal produced by graduate students in Portland State University's English department. We look for quality pieces with unique visions, regardless if they fit with traditional or estranged forms.

Questions, comments, or other requests can be sent to:

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Submissions:
Baltic Writing Residency Poetry Chapbook Contest

The Nov. 15 deadline is fast approaching for the inaugural Baltic Writing Residency Poetry Chapbook Contest, judged by Bob Hicok, and in conjunction with Rabbit Catastrophe Press.

Prize is $750 plus publication and 25 author copies. $21 submission fee.

Send 20 – 32 manuscript pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page) to It's fine if individual works have been published elsewhere, but the manuscript can't have been published as a whole before. Include a title page, a table of contents, and an acknowledgements page (if any of the poems have been previously published).

Your name and contact info should NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.

The manuscript need not be thematically coherent or narratively related. Co-authored manuscripts are fine. Submitting multiple manuscripts is fine with entry fees for each.

Manuscripts are being accepted now through the November 15, 2014 deadline.

Email with further questions if you have them.


Call for Submissions: C.P. Cavafy Poetry Contest

Poetry International is now accepting submissions for its annual C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize. The purpose of the C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize is to honor a great poet of the 20th century by publishing the best possible poem we can find on an annual basis. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in an upcoming issue of Poetry International. All finalists will be considered for publication as well. The editorial staff of Poetry International will judge.
There is a $15 entry fee for up to three poems; you may include additional poems for a $3 reading fee per poem. Submit online or make checks payable to Poetry International.
The deadline is Nov. 21st 2014.

Call for Submissions: Harpur Palate

We are accepting general submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction until November 15, 2014! Check out our website to see our guidelines.

Submit to a contest and you can win $500! Our poetry and creative nonfiction contests are open now. Deadline November 15, 2014!

Use our Submittable page to send us your work. We look forward to reading it!


Scholarship Opportunity: The Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship

The Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship will award a registration scholarship to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, 2015.  Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents.

Results published in early January.

Submit three pages of writing, any genre plus an essay on the topic “I write because…” not to exceed 600 words.  Poets should submit 3 poems. Electronic submissions only via the submission manager.

To Enter, please click here.

Submission period is 1 September – 1 December, 2014.




Call for Submissions: Columbia Journal

Now accepting original work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for the Issue 53 Writing Competition. 

  • Entry fee: $15
  • Enter here:
  • One winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize and publication in Issue 53, due out this spring.

We accept work in all genres, but we always suggest familiarizing yourself with our judges for a better idea of the kind of work they themselves read and write.

For more information, please click here Deadline: December 1, 2014.

Call for Submissions: QuillsEdge Press 2014 Chapbook Competition

Welcome to the QuillsEdge Press – Indispensable Poetry by Women Over 50. Our 2014 theme is On the Edge – the edge of an era, a breakdown, a break up, a break-through. Share your edge, and make us feel it.

We are looking for poetic voices that challenge us, stun us, give us pause and palpitations. We are open to any style: lyrical, narrative, form, prose poem or experimental innovations and new mixes. We want to read, hear and be moved to wonder, laugh and cry as we discover your individual threshold. We applaud both the sensitive and the strident. So surprise us with something original, unique and On the Edge!

For more information, please click here.

Deadline: December 31, 2014


Call for Submissions: William Dickey Memorial Broadside Poetry Contest

Format: Poems must be between 12-30 lines. Include a separate cover sheet with your contact information. Do not put your name on the poem.

Judge: Tony Hoagland.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014.

For more information about submission guidelines click here


Call for Submissions: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans

Our Annual Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions by mail and online!

The winner will receive prize money, publication, and access to great panels and events at the next Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival (March 25-29, 2015).

The Grand Prize comprises of:

  • $1,500
  • Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the 2015  Festival in New Orleans
  • VIP All-Access Festival pass for the 2015 Festival ($500 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the 2015 Festival
  • Publication in Louisiana Literature

More information, full guidelines, and online submission forms can be found here.

We look forward to reading your work!

Deadline for both mail and online entries: November 16, 2014

Call for Submissions:  The Boiler, Flash Essay Contest

The Boiler challenges you to submit flash essays under 600 words. We’re open to hybrid forms of poetry, essay, and memoir. The only things that matters are whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing. Two winners will receive $600 and publication in our spring issue. Finalists will be considered for publication in our spring issue and other prizes. Submissions open October 31st and close January 15th. We will announce the winner in the spring of 2015. To get an idea of what we like, read magazines like BrevitySweet, or other flash journals. 

For more information please click here.

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call for Submissions: Glimmer Train, New Writer Award

New writer award: $1,500 & publication in Issue 96.

Most submissions run 1,500 - 6,000 words, but can be as long as 12,000. Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than three submissions per category.

Please click here for more information.

Deadline: 11/30.


Call for Submissions: Pacific Review "Vivarium"

A vivarium (Latin for "place of life") is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. Often, a portion of the ecosystem for a particular species is simulated on a smaller scale, a microcosm with controls for environmental conditions.

We, as human beings, create vivariums for both ourselves and other species. In these environments of our own design (zoos, shopping malls, universities, cathedrals, etc.), we breathe simulation, observe phenomena both natural and unnatural, speak in symbols, and cypher our dreams. We are inhabitants of our creations, thriving in the flux between the abstract and the absolute.

The newest issue of the pacificREVIEW seeks dynamic pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narratives, photography, and artwork that speak to this theme and interrogate the ever-blurring line between "real" and "unreal" settings.   

PLEASE NOTE that we no longer accept email submissions.


Please click here for more information.

Submission Period: October 1st, 2014 - February 28th, 2015


Call for Submissions: Tarpaulin Sky Press

The 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Press Book Prizes are now open for manuscript submissions. Some things about this reading period are new. We're auditioning sliding-scale entry fees. Instead of choosing one manuscript, we are going to choose two. We also have more cash. In addition to publication, each author will receive $1000 (half up front, half for book-tour expenses). The books will be published in Spring 2016, in time for AWP Los Angeles.

We won't really own your soul.  Just to be clear. 

For more information, please click here.

Freelance Opportunity:

Get paid to write the stories you wish someone would write already. Must love reporting. Affection for documents, hard-to-get interviews and dirt of all varieties a must. Preference given to San Francisco based articles that will draw a national audience. Pitch editorial director Sam Eifling pronto:

More information at

Call for Submissions: Broadsided Press

 The impact of the Ebola virus  is devastating. People around the world are mustering to offer aid. In addition to physical and monetary assistance, we can offer solidarity, hope, and art. These things matter, too.

At Broadsided Press (, we believe art and literature are as necessary as the news to understanding the world. They demonstrate the vitality of our interconnectedness. Broadsided Press artists Maura Cunningham, Ira Joel Haber, and Amy Meissner have offered artwork in response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

We now invite you to respond with words. Send us stories or poems inspired by the images we've posted (along with guidelines) at

Deadline: November 20, 2014

No fee for entry.


Employment Opportunity: Business Insider

Business Insider is hiring a San Francisco-based front page editor.  We're looking for applicants who are news-obsessed, quick to learn, cool under pressure, careful, and appreciative of our approach to journalism. This is an important position that will involve working closely with top editors and journalists across our team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Spotting and covering important breaking news stories, sometimes working alone and sometimes working in a team.
  • Selecting stories to feature on the home page.
  • Improving or reframing content that's already on the page.
  • Syndicating stories from editorial partners.

The front page editor will be on shift from around 1pm to 9pm PST (exact hours TBD), working for at least part of that time alongside coworkers in our growing San Francisco office as well as colleagues in New York and London.

We will consider journalists of varying levels of experience for this position.

If you think you're a good fit, APPLY HERE with your resume, links to five clips, and a cover letter with no more than five sentences describing why we should hire you.

Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits. This is a full-time position.


Call for Submissions: Tahoma Literary Review

 Tahoma Literary Review is open for submissions for its third issue. We now accept poetry, short stories, flash fiction, nonfiction and flash nonfiction.

TLR is a print quarterly (with digital reader options available) that is dedicated to paying our writers professional rates, promoting our contributors and helping their work find an audience. We publish a diverse selection of writers. All selections for publication come through the submission portal; we do not solicit writing from individual authors. We believe this ensures a fair and transparent selection process.

TLR offers professional payment by dedicating a substantial portion of our total income to support authors. Payment for fiction and nonfiction ranges from a minimum of $50 to $300. Payment for poetry and flash is $25 to $50. The amount is determined by the revenues received from submission fees, print journal sales and contributions from sources such as donors and foundations. To ensure transparency, we publish an audited quarterly revenue statement to verify the funds received for each submission period.

In return for their fees, submitters also get access to our secure Endnotes area, featuring interviews, craft articles and much more. For guidelines, payment details, and editorial philosophy, please visit us at

Call for Submissions: The Raynes Poetry Prize

The third annual Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Prize submission period is now open to poems on the theme of "The World to Come."

Forty finalist poems will be published in a book by Blue Thread, an imprint of Jewish Currents Magazine. Submit to or by mail to: Jewish Currents Poetry, POB 111, Accord, NY 12404. Name, address, phone number, and email on each page. Submission fee gains you a one year subscription to Jewish Currents Magazine. No previously published poems, please (chapbooks are okay).

$18 submission fee for up to 3 poems. Submission season is October 15 - January 15. First prize: $1000. Two second place prizes: $180.

Call for Submissions: Tenth Annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

The Waywiser Press is now accepting first and second book manuscripts for the tenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry prize. The winning manuscript will be honored with  £1750 or $3000, publication by Waywiser in both the UK and USA, and a reading with the judge at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Submit a manuscript between 48 and 88 pages with a $25 entry fee ($27 for online submissions)

Deadline: December 1st, 2014

Visit the press's website for guidelines and entry forms

Employment Opportunity: Reputation Books

Reputation Books, LLC is a small press that works to support the clients of Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency. We are a profit participation company only, and you must love books. We are seeking a Managing Editor to help support our small publishing team. As this is a flexible-hours, work-from-home position it requires someone who is self-motivated, and who can also make it to the Tiburon office every Thursday for production meetings.

The Managing Editor works with the production staff to plan, direct, and coordinate activities in preparing material for print and ebook publication. The Managing Editor works with internal staff and external freelancers to help oversee the workflow of projects to completion within specified deadlines.


·      Final developmental editorial on front list manuscripts and thorough copy-editing.
·      Set, manage, and enforce production deadlines.
·      Transmit finalized manuscripts to print and ebook production teams.
·      Review laid-out pages, send galley proofs to authors, and coordinate rounds of internal proofing, communicate corrections to production, and ensure all corrections have been incorporated correctly.
·      Manage Manuscript Submission Process – Review and check in new and revised manuscripts in our Dropbox. Set up manuscript folders, print manuscript files and related correspondence, and coordinate/collect authorship forms including contracts.
·      Manage Print Distribution – Handle all print orders, billing, and shipping. Communicate with distribution channels to ensure publication deadlines are met. Communicate with authors to ensure all order deadlines are met.

Skills & Abilities:

·      Excellent knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.
·      Understanding of copyediting/proofreading principles and skills.
·      Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, and legal documents.
·      Ability to write professional business letters.
·      Ability to create a vision for the publishing company, outline the steps to accomplish it, and have the tenacity to carry it through.
·      Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
·      Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from authors, reviewers, or production team.
·      Ability to effectively present complicated information to the internal team.

Position Requirements:

·      Education – A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, and editorial experience and/or training.
·      Language Skills – Must possess excellent written skills and be able to communicate with, and speak effectively to, individuals.
·      Reasoning Ability – Ability to take direction and multi-task.
·      Required Skills – Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and basic computer and Web skills.
·      Must be able to meet every Thursday in the Tiburon office.

If interested please send a cover letter and resume to

Internship Opportunity: Small Press Traffic

Small Press Traffic is looking for interns! Since 1974 Small Press Traffic (SPT) has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scene, bringing together independent readers, writers, and presses through publications, conferences, talks, and our influential reading series. Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center promotes and supports writers from all over the globe—particularly those who push the limits of how we speak and think about the world.

Interns will have the opportunity to meet nationally known writers, learn about how non-profit literary arts agencies work, and assist in the myriad of duties involved in artist-run cultural presentation. Other benefits include exposure to a wide-range of writers and their work and a discount to our online workshops. 

We are looking for people who are flexible, reliable, and willing to take on all kinds of tasks, such as selling tickets at the door for readings, soliciting and collecting donations from local businesses, and visiting classrooms and helping to publicize SPT events. We are particularly interested in marketing support. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact us at


Call for Submissions: Lark Books and Writing Studio

Manifesting the Female Epic is an anthology of poetry, essay, enactment, discussion, incantation, adaptation, edited by Sarah Anne Cox & Elizabeth Treadwell and forthcoming from Lark. You can read more about our editorial process so far here and here. You can send us work by October 31, 2014. We hope that you will.

Also, please click here for more infomation on submitting your work.

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Opportunity: Gettin’ on the Gravy Train - How to Win a Writing/Reporting Fellowship 

Starting, changing, or jump-starting your career?  Whether you’re applying for a Fulbright, a summer residency, writer-in-residence, an MFA, J-school, or a journalism grant, you’ll learn tips and tricks for success.  Learn how to fund a trip, fund your reporting, fund your writing, or fund your space – on someone else’s dime. You’ll learn how to craft a successful project proposal, work plan or personal statement, how to solicit and draft letters of recommendation, and how to make the most of your time during and after your fellowship whether it’s one week or one year.  Tea and snacks included in this fun and informative afternoon! 

For more information, please click here.

Class Date: October 26, 2014.


Call for Submissions: Best American Experimental Writing 2015

Best American Experimental Writing 2015, to be published by Wesleyan University Press next fall, is now accepting unsolicited submissions. Fully 20% of the 2015 anthology will comprise unsolicited works selected blind by the series co-editors, Jesse Damiani and Seth Abramson, and this year's guest editor, Douglas Kearney. 

Interested poets and writers can read the guidelines and access Wesleyan's Submittable page here.

Deadline: November 1, 2014


Opportunity: Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship

The Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship will award a registration scholarship to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, 2015. Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents.

To Enter: Submit three pages of writing, any genre plus an essay on the topic “I write because…” not to exceed 600 words.  Poets should submit 3 poems. Electronic submissions only via the submission manager.

Submission period is 1 September – 1 December, 2014. 

Please click here for more information.

Employment Opportunity: ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Medical Scribes in Walnut Creek, CA

Our company ScribeAmerica hires and trains anyone interested in a career in medicine. We provide paid classroom and clinical training in various medical departments to prepare applicants to be medical Scribes.

The role of an Scribe offers exciting first-hand experience in the medical environment and full one-on-one shifts working with board certified physicians. The job is second-to-none for exposure to medicine, disease processes, medical decision-making and procedures performed in the department.

We are looking for motivated, loyal applicants who have a passion for learning about the medical field to join our team- if you are looking to be a part of a professional medical scribe team please apply directly here!


Call for Submissions: River Teeth Nonfiction Book Prize

The River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize deadline is only five days away... it's time, friends! Send us your full-length nonfiction manuscript by October 15, 2014. The winner of the contest will be published by the University of New Mexico Press. Series Co-Editors, Dan Lehman and Joe Mackall, will continue to screen all manuscripts submitted to the contest, and Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Torch, and 2013 guest editor of the Best American Essays, will serve as the final judge.

Winners will be announced in January 2015, and the winning manuscript will be published the following spring, 2016.

For more information on contest guidelines and how to submit click here

Deadline: October 15, 2014


Opportunity: Online Writing Workshop for MFA Students and Graduates

24PearlStreet wants to reach out to talented writers who may not usually be able to afford their classes. They are offering a 50% discount on classes to all current and former MFA students.
Building on the Fine Arts Work Center's tradition of creative excellence and community, 24PearlStreet offers an engaging online learning experience led by nationally recognized poets and writers that lets students focus on their work wherever they are, whenever they want.  Students can study one-on-one with renowned poets and writers like Carolyn Forche, Mary Gaitskill, and Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Harding.

For more information click here

Opportunity: Early-Bird PreRegistration AWP 2015

Don’t miss out on the lowest registration rates for #AWP15, which runs from April 7-11, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center and the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel. The early-bird registration period offers the more significantly discounted rates for North America’s best-attended and most dynamic literary conference.

For more information about the conference and how to register click here.

Deadline for Early Registration: October 30, 2014. 

Opportunity: October Scarefest Contest in The Master's Review

There’s less than one week left to submit to our scary story contest! Lucky (or unlucky) $13 earns you the chance at a $500 prize and publication in The Masters Review. The winning story will be published on Halloween Day.  We're looking for stories from talented new writers! We need their best disturbing, freaky, chilling, and scary fiction under 5000 words by October 15, 2014.

Please submit your work here

Call for Submissions: Despumation

Despumation is a literary journal of short fiction based on/inspired by extreme heavy metal music. The journal also considers poetry and non-fiction queries.

As you can imagine, the journal gets a lot of submissions from horror writers, but heavy metal actually encompasses a wide range of themes, topics, and ideas, which we would like to see more openly explored.

For more information and submission guidelines, please click here.

Word count: 3000-5000

Deadline: Rolling Submissions


Volunteer Opportunity: LitCrawl Litquake Liaison

Going to see the SMC MFA at the San Francisco LitCrawl on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.? LitCrawl needs one Litquake liaison for each of their 101 events on the 18th, and so if you're interested in being the Litquake liaison for your own event, or for some other event, then sign up! They definitely appreciate the help. To be a liaison, all you need to do is show up at Crawl headquarters about 45 minutes before the Crawl event starts. You will get a packet of things to take with you to the event - maps, stickers, and a little advice on introducing the event to the Crawl-goers. Once you get to the event, you help the venue set things up, make sure people know where they are, and generally just help make sure things go smoothly. Once the reading starts, sit back and enjoy! Or read your piece!

If you'd like to sign up for a liaison slot, you can do so here.

LitCrawl will be reaching out to you with more info when the time comes if you sign up to be a liaison. You can always email with questions, too!

Writing Fellowship Opportunity: Fine Arts Work Center

The Fine Arts Work Center offers a unique residency for writers and visual artists in the crucial early stages of their careers. Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, an area with a long history as an arts colony, the Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows each year in the form of living/work space and a modest monthly stipend. Residencies run from October 1 through April 30. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their work independently in a diverse and supportive community of peers. A historic fishing port, Provincetown is situated at the tip of Cape Cod in an area of spectacular natural beauty, surrounded by miles of dunes and National Seashore beaches.

Deadline: December 1, 2014 for Writing Fellowship Applicants

                      January 31, 2015 for Visual Arts Fellowship Applicants

For more information on this fellowship and the Fine Arts Work Center in general click here


Opportunity: Writing Between the Vines Vineyard Retreats for Writers

Writing Between The Vines is ready to start accepting applications for its week-long vineyard retreats. Deadline is December 5 and there are five locations available for Winter/Spring 2015:  Three in Sonoma, one in Canada, and one in Texas.

For more information and application instructions click here.

Deadline: December 5, 2014

Call for Submissions: The Monthly

Through Oct. 27, The Monthly is accepting personal essays (nonfiction, first-person prose) of up to 900 words for possible publication in our winter literary issue. The theme:

                                                 Something that disappeared

Please interpret “Something that disappeared” in any way that resonates for you. A distinct, compelling voice is what we’re after here, along with writing that is specific and personal. As a regional magazine, we prioritize submissions from those who live or work in the East Bay. To submit, paste your essay into your email to and also attach it as a Word document. No exceptions: Include your name, email, address, and phone number in the body of your email and at the top of your essay.

Deadline: Monday, Oct. 27


Call for Submissions: Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize

Attention writers! It’s time to dust off that novel or short story collection languishing unpublished on your hard drive. Black Balloon Publishing is accepting submissions now through October 31st, 2014 for the annual Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. The award recognizes an exceptional, previously unpublished fiction manuscript with $5000 and a book deal. And unlike many literary awards, there is no reading fee! The winning manuscript will be announced on February 2, 2015.

Novels and short story collections of over 50,000 words are eligible, as long as the manuscript is complete, original, and previously unpublished. Authors from around the world are encouraged to enter. Manuscripts must be written in English or translated into English in full from the foreign language original. Self-published, online, and ebook-only publications are ineligible. Black Balloon’s editorial team will collectively vote on the winner of the prize.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to submit your complete, original, and previously unpublished manuscript of over 50,000 words to the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

Opportunity: Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS)

SUISS will run in July and August 2015 and offers a four-week course in Creative Writing and three two-week courses in ModernismScottish Literature and Contemporary Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

Students are able to attend a single four or two-week course or a combination of courses. All courses can be taken for university credits at the undergraduate or graduate level.Courses will be supplemented by a wide-ranging social and cultural programme, and will include readings by contemporary Scottish authors. The presence of the world’s largest arts festival is always appreciated, while more advanced scholars are also able to make use of the excellent research facilities at the Edinburgh University Library and the National Library of Scotland.

For the latest information on the School, please click here. Please note, if three students from the same university attend our courses, we offer them a 20% discount off the course fee. Also, please have a look at the Scholarships section of our for details on funding opportunities.


Call for Submissions: Goodmorning Menagerie

Goodmorning Menagerie is pleased to announce its inaugural Chapbook-in-Translation Contest! The winning collection will be published as a limited-edition, handmade chapbook with woodblock-printed cover to be released at AWP 2015. The author will receive ten free copies and additional copies at a highly discounted price. 

The deadline for submissions has been extended to October 31st, 2014.

Submission Guidelines:

English-language translations of an under-represented writer working in a language other than English.
10-20 pages of translated work. Please include a copy of the manuscript in its original language.
There are no genre limitations, but we are looking specifically for work that is innovative and strives to take risks.For details, please click here.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014


Call for Submissions: West Trade Review

West Trade Review, a literary-arts journal based in Charlotte, NC, is currently seeking submissions of visual art and photography for its spring 2015 issue.

While we are primarily interested in photography and painting, we will also consider other media such as sculpture, computer art, metalsmithing, and ceramics.  Our reading period is September through January 1, 2015.

More specific submission details can be found here.


Call for Submissions: CURA - A Literary Magazine of Art and Action

Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is now accepting submissions. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice.  CURA contributors have won Rockefeller, Guggenheim, American Book, and National Endowment for the Arts awards.

We seek to promote a movement of creative response guided by meaningful action-- to celebrate active citizenship where a republic of writers, filmmakers, visual and digital artists converge. What Martín Espada has written about the social responsibility of the “Republic of Poetry” we believe applies to a Republic of all the Arts. It is “a place where creativity meets community, where the imagination serves humanity. [It] is a republic of justice because the practice of justice is the highest form of human expression.”

We would love to see submissions from the creative writing community at St. Mary's College of California.  For more information and submission guidelines, please click here. 


Opportunity: Lit Camp - The Writers Conference Sponsored by the SF Writers Grotto

Lit Camp -- the juried writers' conference sponsored by the Grotto -- is open for submissions now until January 31, 2015.

Two fiction Pulitzer Prize winners, Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son) and Paul Harding (Tinkers), as well as two New York agents, Amy Williams and the legendary Ellen Levine will be attending as 2015 faculty.

And new this year -- thanks to the Basement Series -- we will be offering several full and partial scholarships.

We accept submissions from writers of fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We accept all genres, including YA.

Lit Camp helps emerging writers get their books into the world. Several of our attendees have already signed with agents. One has published her book.

Please click here for more information and application instructions. 


Call for Submissions: Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

1st place $1,500 & publication in Issue 96.  Deadline: 10/31.

  • Maximum word count: 3,000. Reading fee is $15 per story; please, no more than three submissions per category. Writing Guidelines.

    When in doubt, which is where you'll be living your life as a writer of all your work, short or long, write something simple and follow it out past knowing…listen.—Ron Carlson

  • Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700.
  • The results of the Very Short Fiction Award contest will be officially announced in the January 10th bulletin, and finalists will be contacted directly by 12/23.

For more information, click here.

Deadline: 10/31.


Employment Opportunity: Drunken Boat Literary Journal

Drunken Boat, one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts and the winner of a South by Southwest Web Award, is adding to our staff. We’ve been publishing an immense variety of work, especially innovative and experimental literature and arts, since 1999. We are an entirely volunteer staff, dedicated to literature and art and the internet (well, more like literature and the art on the internet, but we’re fans of the medium too). According to The Review Review:  “Drunken Boat is, or should be, central to any discussion of literature online or online literature . . . Drunken Boat is a . . . beautifully presented, carefully maintained space.”

Applicants with familiarity with working online and working in publishing are preferred. This is a great opportunity to be involved in an independent publisher that publishes books and a highly-acclaimed journal and that reaches over a hundred thousand unique visitors annually worldwide. If you’re interested, please send a CV and a note describing your interest to Managing Editor Erica Mena at

Non-Fiction Reader
This position requires a time commitment of approximately 3 hours a week. Responsible for reading assigned submissions in a timely manner and making appropriate recommendations for acceptance or rejection to the Genre Editor using the submission manager; editing accepted work as requested by Genre Editor and according to house styles and best practices; proofing section during production process as requested by Genre Editor.

Publicity & Marketing Director

This person would be responsible for implementing our publicity and marketing strategy through traditional and new media outlets. This is a senior level position, requiring a time commitment of approximately 5-7 hours a week. Responsible for overseeing promotion and social media staff in collaboration with the Assistant Managing Editor; scheduling issue-launch publicity; maintaining the organization’s Twitter and Facebook accounts according to best practices; and developing and maintaining ongoing social media campaigns.

AWP/Readings Coordinator

This person would be responsible for managing logistics related to AWP, including readings, recordings, promotions, creating a schedule to staff the DB table, collating info about DB staff member panels/readings, organizing the DB staff cocktail gathering, and other tasks.

Call for Submissions:  Outrageous Fortune, Mary Baldwin College's Online Literary Magazine

Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for our first annual publication of the year. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as video recorded spoken word.  Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography and poetry.

Feel free to visit our site here for more information


Call for Submissions: 2015 Best American Experimental Writing

Now is the time to submit your work for the 2015 edition of Best American Experimental Writing. BAX compiles the best North American writing inspired by an experimental ethos. The inaugural edition, published in July 2014 by Omnidawn, features 75 works by a diverse range of emerging and established writers. The anthology is a vital teaching tool and a must-read for anyone interested in innovative concepts.

The next edition of BAX will be published by Wesleyan University Press in 2015.
You may submit your work via Wesleyan UP’s Submittable Page.

For more information, please click here

Deadline: November 1, 2014.

Opportunity: October Scarefest Contest in The Master's Review

The Masters Review Volume III, will be published October 1stThe Masters Review is a ten-story anthology showcasing the country's best emerging writers in graduate-level creative writing programs. With stories selected by NY Times bestselling author and Time book critic Lev Grossman, our collection is a wonderful example of writers whose careers show great promise.

We are currently holding our October Scarefest contest for the best short story that embodies the hair-raising, spine-chilling, disturbing, and scary nature of October. Lucky (or unlucky) number $13 earns a shot at our $500 prize and publication on The Masters Review. The deadline is October 15th, and the winning story will be announced and published on October 31st.

Further information and the submission portal can be found here

Opportunity: Ugly Duckling Presse's Back 2 Skool Sale

Ulgy Duckling Presse is offering 34.5% off on 23 UDP titles (click here for a complete list) with the hope of making these books more accessible and more affordable for students and teachers alike. To get the discount, use the discount code SKOOLIO when purchasing the books from our online store.

Employment Opportunity: Santa Clara University Program Assistant for Hispanic Institute (Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley)

Looking for a job working in higher education? The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, a graduate school of Santa Clara University, is looking for a Program Assistant for the Hispanic Institute.

To access more information about this job opportunity and its requirements click here.

Santa Clara University is also offering several more positions in various departments for individuals looking to work in higher education, which can be found here.

Call for Submissions: Thin Air Magazine Northern Arizona University

Thin Air literary magazine is currently open for submissions! Our magazine is run by graduate students of Northern Arizona University’s MFA program and publishes rolling submissions online and an annual print magazine.

We are proud to be printing our 21st issue of the magazine, and since it finally reached that milestone, we thought we’d take out to celebrate. We hope that you’ll join us by submitting your very best fiction, non-fiction, poetry and/or visual art for publication.

We want your most creative, most inventive, most passionate work. Other than that, word counts, past issues for sale, and other literary content can all be found online or on our Facebook page.

Check us out here for submission guidelines and tips from our editors about what they are looking for.

Deadline: December 15th, 2014


Call for Submissions: Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2014 in association with The Moth

The 2014 Ballymaloe poetry competition is now accepting submissions! There are four cash prizes for a single unpublished poem - €10,000 (roughly $12,783.80) for the overall winner and three runner-up prizes of €1,000 (roughly $1,278.38). The prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. The entry fee is €12 (roughly $15.34) per poem, and you can enter as many poems as you like.

Click here for more information on this contest and how to submit.

Deadline: December 31st, 2014

Employment Opportunity: Exploratorium Full-Time Senior Editor/Writer

The Senior Editor/Writer is primarily responsible for writing, editing, and project managing the Exploratorium’s institutional (Marketing, Development, and Membership) strand of work, but may also work in other areas, as needed. He or she must be an excellent professional marketing and general writer, editor, and project manager with years of experience working in both the print and digital worlds. Must be a creative, collaborative thinker who can negotiate tactfully but assertively. Experience working in a similar position for a nonprofit or museum is a big plus. This position reports to the Editorial Director.

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


Fellowship: Vermont Studio Center 2014 Fellowship

Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers. In 2014, VSC has dramatically increased the number of VSC fellowships available to all artists and writers based on merit.
25 Merit Based Scholarships
1 Ohio Arts Council Fellowship
1 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship

For more information click here
To Apply click here.
Deadline: October 1st, 2014

Call for Submissions: Glassworks Literary Magazine

Students and colleagues of Saint Mary's College of California are invited to submit their writing, art and/or media for publication in Glassworks Literary Magazine. Glassworks publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print.

For more information on this magazine and to see sample issues click here

For details on submission guidelines and access to the submission manager click here

Deadline: December 15, 2014


Call for Submissions: Spry Literary Journal

Spry Literary Journal features undiscovered and established writers' concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just-plain-vulnerable writing. It's a journal for people who excel at taking risks, who thrive under pressure--for people whose words and rhythms are spry. We are currently open for submissions for our fifth issue.

We accept all short forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We also challenge you to write sparsely (under 750 words) and submit to our Flash category. Submissions are requested in all genres, and simultaneous submissions are welcome—though we ask that you make mention of any simultaneous submissions in your cover letter. We have a strict blind submissions policy, and only accept writing through our submissions manager.

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Please click here to visit our Submissions Manager to submit your work to us.

Call for Submissions: The Narrative iStory Contest

Narrative is hosting an iStory contest, and we’re thrilled to have you join us!

What’s an iStory? An iStory is an original Narrative feature that accomplishes a lot, with no frills. It is a short, dramatic narrative—fiction or nonfiction—of no more than 150 words. (At this length the piece offers a quick, strong read on smartphones and via our iOS or Android apps.)

What makes a great iStory? We look for inspired, timeless iStories that are entertaining, informing, or shocking, and, most of all, speak to the heart of things.

Deadline: October 2, 2014, at midnight, PST

More details and submission requirements can be found here.

Call for Freelancers: OZY Media

Write for a publication that's global and ahead of the curve!

OZY, a new digital magazine co-founded by former CNN and MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson, is looking for experienced journalists and terrific storytellers to profile rising stars, interesting provocateurs and powerful new trends from around the world. We take a first look at politics, sports, business and culture, which we combine with beautiful photographic displays. Core to OZY is the promise to keep ahead of the curve -- meaning we neither aggregate nor regurgitate stories that have already appeared in the NYT, Economist, Guardian or other large mainstream outlets. Instead, we tell our readers about the "new and the next" trends, technology, people and places that have not hit the big screen just yet

For more information on this job opportunity and how to apply/pitch some article ideas click here.

Employment Opportunity: Senior Administrative Assistant for the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, a Graduate School of Santa Clara University

Looking to work in Higher Education in the Bay Area? The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, a graduate school of Santa Clara University, is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant - Enrollment Management and Marketing.

To access more information about this job opportunity and its requirements click here.

Santa Clara University is also offering several more positions in various departments for individuals looking to work in higher education, which can be found here.

Residency Opportunity: The Millay Colony for the Arts

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers one-month or two-week residencies to visual artists, composers and writers between the months of April and November. Resident artists get private rooms, personal studios, and all meals during their stay at Millay's pastoral campus.

Applications can be submitted online by sending work samples and an artist's statement.

For more information on this residency opportunity and how to apply click here

Deadline: October 1st, 2014


Opportunity: The Review Review needs Literary Magazine Reviewers and Editors

The Review Review is a site dedicated to helping writers navigate the world of literary magazines. We post literary magazine reviews, interviews with editors, publishing tips, and provide a database of over 1,000 literary magazines. Writer's Digest Magazine has listed the site for the past four years as among its 101 best websites for writers.

We are always in need of people to review literary magazines. This is a great way for students to learn more about literary magazines and to gather early publishing credentials.

We also always need people to interview literary magazine editors. Again, this is a terrific way for students to begin familiarizing themselves with literary magazines, build connections in the literary world, and see their names in print.

For more information on this opportunity and how to apply, click here.


Call for Submissions: So to Speak Journal 2015 NonFiction Contest

So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art is now open for submissions. Their nonfiction contest judged by Jennifer Percy and our poetry contest are open for submissions. Winners will receive $500, publication in the journal, and two copies of the journal.

For more inforamtion about So to Speak Journal click here.

For more information about the 2015 NonFiction Contest click here.

Deadline: October 15, 2014


Call for Submissions: 3Elements Review

We are a themed literary journal looking for submissions of stories, poems, nonfiction, art, and photography for our sixth issue, due January 1.
For each issue, we require that all three of the current elements be in the piece of writing. The current elements are wring, respite, and smudge, as stated on our website. Art and photography need only represent one element. 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. 


Call for Submissions: 3Elements Annual Mix and Match Fiction and Poetry Contest

3Elements Review is looking for your poetry and/or fiction for its annual fiction and poetry contests! Prizes include being published on the 3Elements Review website, as well as a first place prize of $150, a second place prize of $100 and a third place prize of $50. Entries must include specific elements and criteria to be eligible to win.

More Details and Entry requirements can be found here.

Click here for Submission guidelines

Submission Deadline: Dec. 1

Employment Opportunity: Jobs to Protect Our Water

Environment California is hiring students to work on our campaigns in San Francisco and Berkeley. We're looking for folks that are hard-working, good communicators and committed to making a positive change.

To win this campaign we are hiring students to go out into communities, and build support for this issue. Over the course of campaigning you can expect to make between $11-$16/HR. It's a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.

Click here for more information regarding this job opportunity!

Call for Submissions: The OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry

The Ohio State University Press and The Journal are happy to announce that the submission period for The OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize in Poetry is fast approaching!

Each year, The Journal selects one full-length manuscript of poetry for publication by The Ohio State University Press. In addition to publication under a standard book contract, the winning author receives the Charles B. Wheeler prize of $2500.

For more information on submission guidelines and how to submit click here.

Submission Period: Sept. 1 through Sept. 30

Call for Submissions: Buzzfeed Ideas Personal Essay Sharing

Buzzfeed Ideas is looking for unique, well-told personal essays that people will want to share! Personal essays should be submitted in the form of a pitch to Buzzfeed through email.

For more information on how to pitch an essay to Buzzfeed Ideas and/or how to format your personal essay pitch click here.

Call for Submissions: Palettes & Quills 4th Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

Palettes & Quills is now accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts from 14-48 pages for its 4th Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition. The prize includes a $200 cash award, as well as 50 copies of the winner's published poetry book!

For more information on submission guidelines click here.

Submission Deadline: Sept. 30

Summer 2014

Call for Submissions: Sunnyvale Public Library eBook project

Sunnyvale Public Library has been awarded a small grant for a big project: to be one of the first public libraries to publish its own eBook. This unique opportunity is presented to you by a new group of dedicated librarians and MFA instructors, the "Bay Area Library ePublishers (BALE)" who are eager to read and promote your creative work. This California State Library grant-funded initiative also includes four professional presentations on writing and marketing your creative work.

For more information and how to submit click here.

Submission Period: Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 

Call for Submissions: "Detour" Audio Storytelling

SF stories -- it's the new audio storytelling venture from a company called, Detour. They are making location based audio documentaries. Basically: walking tours that explore and uncover the world in novel ways. Detours are place-based with a great story, characters, and idea. We prefer narrators who are deeply tied to the place or idea. There's lots of opportunity for compelling work. We'll pay you competitive fees, plus you'll own the rights to the story (we keep the rights to the audio). 45 minute Detours are about 7000 words. But I'm very interested in shorter ones (~15 to ~20 min) as well.

For a list of location they are hoping to capture click here.

For more information about Detour click here.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Marfa Project 2015

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.

For more information click here.

Deadline: August 31, 3014


Call for Submissions: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry contest deadline is fast approaching! Prize is $2,000 and publication of the winning manuscript. This year's final judge is poet Peter Everwine. Sponsored by the MFA Program at Fresno State and Anhinga Press

For more information and full guidelines click here.

Deadline: September 30, 2014.



Call for Submissions: ‘Museum of Words’ international flash fiction contest

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation’s fourth ‘Museum of Words’ international flash fiction contest is now accepting entries. The competition is for very short fiction pieces of up to a maximum of 100 words. The winner will receive a prize of $20,000, with three runners-up each receiving $2000.

For more information click here.

Deadline: November 23, 2014


Call for Submissions: ZO Magazine Poetry Expose

Contributors can enter up to three poems for free, and win $300; plus publication in our first issue, forthcoming this December. They are looking for Poets who want to showcase their talent and earn publication/by-lines.

For more information and how to submit click here.


Fellowship Oppotunity: Emerge-Surface-Be with The Poetry Project

Emerge – Surface – Be  was initiated as a new program in 2013. It formalizes the distinct yet unspoken pedagogical aspect of The Poetry Project’s programs while providing a unique opportunity to support, develop and present emerging NYC-based poets of promise. Each year, three emerging poets will be selected by and paired with their own poet mentors and, over the course of nine months, be given the opportunity to develop their craft and complete a project. Ideal Fellows will have a project they are working on or want to embark upon, and feel that they would benefit from guidance. Each Fellow will receive an award of $2,500.

For more information click here.

Deadline: August 31, 2014. 


Internship Opportunity: SheBooks

Shebooks is looking for a smart young intern/volunteer to help us read submissions and do social media. Potential for paid job down the line. We're looking for someone who can write and is interested in helping a women's publishing start-up. The intern will interview authors, write blog posts, read submissions, and work with accomplished editors and writers.

For more info on Shebooks click here.

Anyone interested email Editorial Director Laura Fraser at 


Call for Submissions: Limited Time for McSweeney's short story contest

Apply to the first-ever McSweeney’s Student Short Story Contest, guest judged by the inimitable Curtis Sittenfeld!

Contestants must be students (undergraduate or graduate) in the United States, and stories must be under 7,500 words, but that is, thankfully, where the rules end. The winner of the contest will receive $500 and their story will be published inMcSweeney’s 51, in August 2015. A few stories will be selected as honorable mentions, and the names of those stories, as well as the names of their authors, will also be printed in McSweeney’s 51.

DEADLINE: August 31st, 2014 (act now)

For more information and how to submit click here.

Internship Opportunity: SFMOMA Internship (Marketing and Communications)

Two unpaid internships are available in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Marketing & Communications Department. The internship will take place during weekdays. The specific days per week are flexible and will be determined. Intern will receive detailed exposure to communications, marketing, and social media processes. The internship is open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students who have completed relevant coursework and/or have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following fields: art history, public relations, marketing, and/or communications.

For more information about the internships click here.

Deadline: September 7, 2014


Job Opportunity: Part Time Teacher needed at Academy of Art University SF

AAU is seeking part time faculty to teach introductory and intermediate expository writing at the San Francisco Campus for the Fall 2014 semester. Qualified candidates will have an MA or higher in English Composition or a related discipline. Interested candidates may forward their CV to

Job Opportunity: Marketing/Communication Specialist Otis College

Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles is looking for a Marketing/Communications Writing Specialist.  The job is responsible for overall brand journalism and content marketing for the College, including digital and print media copy writing, long-form editorial, social media, blogging, press releases, and media pitches.

For more information and how to apply click here.

Deadline: Position open until filled 



Job Opportunity: WriterCoach Connection is Hiring

Have you thought about becoming more involved with WriterCoach Connection? We are currently seeking a WCC coach to take charge of site coordination at Albany Middle School for the eighth grade I-Search projects in Spring 2015. Coaching at AMS will run for 10-12 weeks but planning and preparations will begin this fall.

For more information about the position and job application click here.

Deadline: August 15, 2014.

Call for Submissions: 2015 Walt Whitman Award 

Academy of American Poets is looking for the next winner of The 2015 Walt Whitman Award, a $5,000 first-book publication prize given to an American poet. 

For more information on the contest and how to submit click here.

Submission period: September 1-November 1, 2014.

Call for Submissions: The Great American Literary Magazine

The Great American Literary Magazine is a national literary magazine based out of Southern California's Inland Empire. They are currently looking for fearless and inventive fiction, flash fiction, and poetry to feature in their inaugural issue.

For information on how to submit click here.

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Call for Submissions: Black Warrior Review NonFiction Contest

Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of AlabamaBlack Warrior Review  publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside up-and-coming writers.

To submit to the 2014 NonFiction Writing Contest judged by Kiese Laymon click here.

Deadline: September 1, 2014. 


Call for Submissions: Portland Review Fall 2014 Issue

Established in 1956, Portland Review is a quarterly journal produced by graduate students in Portland State University's English department. They are looking for well-crafted fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and blends of these to publish in their Fall 2014 print issue and on the web.

For more information about submitting to Portland Review click here

Deadline: September 1, 2014.

Call for Submissions: The Latino Presence is looking for Short Fiction

The Latino Presence is a literary initiative that aims to increase book buying among the Latino community by publishing exciting new audiobooks, hosting literary events, and sponsoring writing competitions for high school and college students.

They are currently looking for short story submissions to be electronically published in an audiobook format. They will regularly select stories and create an audio product downloadable from their website.

For more information about The Latino Presence and submission process click here.

Deadline: September 1, 2014. 


Job Opportunity: SFMOMA Social Meida Associate

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Social Media Associate assists in the development of digital marketing and other online promotional activities for Museum, and handles the implementation of social media posts promoting the Museum by producing highly engaging and timely social media content.

For full job and application details click here

Deadline: August 31, 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,, 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: 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:

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.
You must pre-register to attend.
Register via email at 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

The Summer 2014 Fogged Clarity and Call for Submissions 

Fogged Clarity (, 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 All fiction should be addressed to Dylan Brock at Visual art for consideration should be sent directly to Ryan Daly at  Simultaneous submissions are welcomed. Please note that we do not accept genre fiction or poetry. For comprehensive submissions guidelines please visit:

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 and previously unpublished submissions should be sent to  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 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
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-16299,16299.html

Shebooks' Girl Power Anthology

Send us your girl power stories! 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 for you and a friend.
For more information visit

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 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

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 
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 or

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

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


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

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

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 to learn more about us and submit your previously unpublished work.
Send all submissions (up to 5 poems) to 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

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:

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, and to submit an obra in Spanish, English or some combination, send by email to
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

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

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 Print copies are available on our website as well.
Please submit up to 1000 words or one multimedia work to by May 11th to be considered for publication in Issue 2.
For additional information, visit our website, or find us on Twitter ( or on Facebook ( Direct questions to

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: 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


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

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

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

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  or contact us at

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

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 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 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!


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:
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:

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

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

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: 

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 ( 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, 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

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 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 Submissions sent via snail mail or submitted through our general submissions at 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


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.


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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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