Seize an opportunity: submit to a writing contest or apply to a residency.
William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition
A competitive talent search open to all writing in English, the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition is for previously unpublished work. Self-published and print-on-demand books are considered published. Books, stories, essays previously published in their entirety on the Internet are considered published. Collections are not accepted in any category.
Entries are accepted now in eight categories: Novel, Novella, book-length Narrative Non-Fiction, Novel-in-Progress, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, and Short Story by a High School Student. Overall goals of the competition are to seek out new, talented writers and assist them in finding literary agents and, ultimately, publishers for their work.
DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013. Complete contest guidelines here.
Ahsahta's third annual chapbook contest!
This year's contest will be judged by K. Silem Mohammad. The prize is $1,000 + 100 copies of the chapbook, which will also be available through our website. (Check out our previous chapbooks by Janaka Stucky, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, and Farid Matuk at ahsahtapress.org.)
We're looking for manuscripts from 25-40 pages long. The full description of the rules is at ahsahtapress.org/secure/submissions/, which also hosts the Submission Manager.
The 2013 Blake Poetry Prize is now open and accepting entries. Entries close Friday 14 June.
If you’re interested in entering your poem, you can download and fill in the2013 Blake Entry Form and follow the submission guidelines on the flyer. You can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.
Presented by the NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society, the $5,000 Prize is named for visionary artist and poet William Blake, and was established to give Australian poets new possibilities to explore religion and spirituality in the twenty-first century.
The judges for the 2013 prize are renowned Australian poets Robert Adamson, Michelle Cahill and Eileen Chong.
Doire Press is pleased to announce its 2013 International Poetry Chapbook Competition!
Winners will each receive 75 copies of their own professionally edited and printed chapbook published by Doire Press. Chapbooks will be perfect-bound, contain up to 40 pages, feature color front and back covers, as well as their own isbn and barcode.
Ten shortlisted writers will be included in an anthology.
Entries: 3 poems per entry (6 pages max)
Deadline: May 29th, 2013
To read the full list of contest guidelines, submit via email or to pay by Paypal, please visit our website at www.doirepress.com
Omindawn is delighted to announce BAX: Best American Experimental Writing Anthology is now open for submissions!
The Best American Experimental Writing anthology ("BAX" for short) will
be an annual anthology of approximately 200 pages. The first issue will be
published in the spring of 2014 by Omnidawn Publishing. The Guest Editor,
Cole Swensen, will choose 60% of the content; the Series Editors, Seth
Abramson and Jesse Damiani, will select 20% of the content, and at least
20% of the content will be chosen by the Guest Editor and Series Editors
from submissions received via the submission process described below.
The cost for a submission is $9 for three pieces of writing or nine pages
(whichever is fewer). If you have ever been a colleague, student, and/
or close friend of the Guest Editor (for 2013: Cole Swensen) or the Series
Editors (for 2013 and beyond: Seth Abramson and Jesse Damiani) there is a
question on the Omnidawn Submittable web page where you can indicate
any Editors with whom you have had such a relationship so your submission
can be read by someone other than the Editor(s) you know. Selections for
the anthology will be announced publicly in spring 2014, though authors
whose work is selected will be notified electronically in winter 2013-14.
For full guidelines visit www.omnidawn.com/bax
WritersCorps is hiring creative writing teaching artists the 2013-14 academic year!
Applications are due on May 20th
We will also have an informal meet n' greet session on April 13th at our Poetry Projection Project event at YBCA (701 Mission Street) at 2 pm. This is a short film program that we've been doing for the past 3 years. Following the event, there will be a reception, and WritersCorps staff and current teaching artists will be there to meet applicants and answer any questions.
The Captive Muse: A Workshop on Creativity and What Gets in Its Way
with Susan Kolodny, DMH, MFA
Sunday, April 28, l:00-5:00 p.m.
Dream Institute of Northern California
1672 University Avenue, Berkeley 94703
For information or to register:
Those who do creative work, or want to, often encounter internal obstacles to that work.
Some of these are expressions of the fears and anxieties that inevitably accompany the creative process. In this workshop, we will meet and name the inner voices that may berate, disparage,
or distract when we would paint, sculpt, or write. We will consider what constitutes “helpers” and can contribute to a sense of safety that can allow us to proceed. Although the focus will be on creativity in the arts and writing, the workshop will have bearing on other creative pursuits.
Psychotherapists and others who work with creative individuals will gain a deeper understanding of the anxieties creative people often experience and ways these may be better understood, tamed, and so made tolerable. Part experiential, part didactic.
$45 ($55 with Continuing Education Units for Psychotherapists)
Open to the public.
Susan Kolodny is a psychoanalyst practicing in Oakland where she works with artists, writers, and others in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She is the author of The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000). She is also a poet whose work appears in many literary journals and anthologies and has been featured on Poetry Daily and American Life in Poetry. Her first collection, After the Firestorm, was published in 2011 by Mayapple Press. Dr. Kolodny is Member and Faculty at SFCP and a Personal Analyst at PINC. She has lectured widely, taught courses, and conducted workshops on various aspects of creativity and its inhibition.
Inclusive feminist chapbook contest!
Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist press sponsored by the Fall for the Book literary festival, seeks submissions for its annual chapbook contest. Writers of any gender or sexuality are welcome to submit.
Judge: Cathy Park Hong
Genres accepted: Poetry and hybrid texts
Reading Period: March 15 - June 1, 2013
Length: 15-25 page manuscripts
Reading fees begin at $16, with options for discounted catalog titles
For more information visit http://gazinggrainpress.wordpress.com
First place: $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train.
Deadline: April 30.
Entries tend to run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but all lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.
We invite stories about families of all configurations.
Writing Guidelines can be found at http://www.glimmertrain.com/familymatters.html
People spend much of their lives trying to repress and hide things, and I've come to feel that it's the business of fiction to bring up to visibility those things that families and social groups and individuals habitually hide.—Charles Baxter, interviewed by Jeremiah Chamberlin.
Win a $750 scholarship to the Community of Writers week-long writing workshop and publication in Moonshine Ink!
You must live within 105-mile radius of Downtown Truckee and be accepted as a participant to the Community of Writers summer workshops.
Workshop Application Deadline:
April 5, 2013
Contest Submission Deadline:
April 29, 2013
Poetry Workshop Dates:
June 22 - 29, 2013 (Sat-Sat)
Writers Workshop Dates:
July 8 - 15, 2013 (Mon-Mon)
The Tahoe region should play an integral and identifiable role in your submission.
The submission should be no more than 500 words, but it can be a self-contained piece or an excerpt from current work. If an excerpt, the work should be able to stand on its own celebrating the local community/region.
Accepted genres are fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, or poetry.
For more information about the contest visit www.the-y-foundation.org
Ballot Press is having a $2,000 monthly writing contest!
How the contest works:
First, writers submit a complete manuscript after agreeing to the contest rules and terms of service. Then, the writer selects 1,500 words or less to be posted on BallotPress.com. And like a private writers’ group, readers can then critique the work and vote from one to five on each entry.
All entries are open to votes for 30 days, regardless of when they are submitted. There are no entry fees and unless the work is a contest winner selected for publishing, the author retains all rights to their work.
The top entries, in their entirety, will be judged by a Ballot Press jury. Each month, at least one winner will receive $2,000.
If selected by the judges for publishing, the work will be professionally edited with the writer being responsible for requested rewrites, then copy edited. Next, the book will be published and promoted by Ballot Press with writers earning 50 percent of the net profits. Costs do not include Ballot Press operating costs, including our marketer’s salaries.
Further details can be found at BallotPress.com
Paper Darts Short Fiction Award!
Write Words. Make Money.
Entree fee: $6
Judge: Elliot Holt
Word Limit: 800
$800 for 800 Words. Plus, the winning story will appear fully illustrated, all beautified and sexy on its very own custom website.
For submission details visit http://paperdarts.org/short-fiction-award
Financial Support for Writers!
The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, to poets, to emerging playwrights and to organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth. These grants cover expenses in a number of areas.
We offer financial support to unpublished and emerging writers for a period not to exceed a year; we offer scholarships for students to attend accredited MFA programs in creative writing; we support writing research; we offer funding to allow unpublished and emerging writers to attend writers' retreats and conferences.
The deadline for receipt of all material is October 15th.
For application details visit ElizabethGeorgeOnline.com
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.
Deadline to apply: Monday, April 1, 2013 by 5:00p
--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.
--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. (I and other past editors have been able to do it in around 10 hours a week.)
Term of employment is May through July (August at the latest); pay is $15/hr.
Good organizational skills
Experience conducting research on Internet
Experience with social media a plus
Familiarity with booksellers, children's books helpful, but not essential
Good command of English language, knowledge of grammar is important
Please send cover letter explaining why this internship interests you, what you hope to get out of it, along with a resume of previous work experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org and please cc: Candace Eros Diaz and Sara Mumolo. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Test Preparation Instructor Positions Available!
Sherwood Test Prep is seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT and ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on weekends. We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills.
Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.
Salary: $40 per hour for GRE, GMAT, and LSAT classroom instruction;
$30 per hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.
Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. or equivalent, Master's. J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. or equivalent, J.D., or Master's degree.
Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, or ACT
Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class. Prior university teaching experience is required.
Must have both excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
Consistent Weekend Commitment
For more information visit www.sherwoodtest.com
Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.
The Narrative Winter Contest
Open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication
Deadline: Sunday, March 31, at midnight, PDT.
$2,500 First Prize
$1,000 Second Prize
$500 Third Prize
Ten finalists receive $100 each
See the guidelines. Read prior winners and view the many recent awards garnered by our authors.
The magazine is free to readers, but we are committed to paying our authors, to providing excellent editorial support, and to encouraging a wide audience for good writing. Narrative reaches a worldwide audience of more than 170,000 readers.
The Gulf Coast Prize Contest Closes March 15th
Only two weeks left to submit to the annual Gulf Coast Prizes. The contest awards a total of $6,000 to poets, essayists, and fiction writers. This year's judges are Stanley Plumly (Poetry), Maggie Shipstead (Fiction), and Darin Strauss (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay)!
The winner in each genre receives $1,500, and there are two $250 honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 26.1, due out in Fall 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.
Gulf Coast is accepting submissions both via our online submissions manager and via postal mail. The $23 reading fee includes a year-long subscription to Gulf Coast. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000 words; poetry entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten pages. Multiple entries (or entries in more than one genre) are allowed, but entrants must pay a separate reading fee each time.
Upcoming deadline for Glimmer Train's Fiction Open!
First place: $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train.
Deadline: March 31
Open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication is welcome.
Winners and finalists will be announced in the June 1st bulletin, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Ameson Year in China!The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is looking for students graduating in Spring 2013 to participate in our Ameson Year in China program.As a participant in AYC, you will teach English for one academic year in China. You will teach in a secondary school, a primary school, or an adult learning center.-Monthly stipend of 5000 RMB-Free Chinese language lessons-Free housing-Reimbursement for round trip flights-Basic health insurance-Free airport pickup and arrival supportFor required qualifications and other information visit www.ameson.org/ayc
Writers @ Work Presents…
Annual Fellowship Competition
This annual Fellowship Competition is geared towards emerging writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
First place in each genre receives:
- Publication in Quarterly West
- A featured reading
- Tuition for 2013 conference
Deadline: Submissions close March 1, 2013
Reading Fee: $20 per entry
Eligibility and guidelines can be found online at www.writersatwork.org
The Ploughshares Literary Magazine's Emerging Writer's Contest continues!
We will be open for a little over another month, until April 2nd. The prize is publication and $1,000 each for one story writer, one poet, and one essayist. For international readers, you now have the option of receiving your subscription digitally, as a PDF or an e-book file. Just select Digital Subscription from the "genre" drop-down menu. You can still get the issue in print, but the shipping is extra.
We are excited to announce that Spry Literary Journal is open for submissions for its second issue.
We hope to inspire the students, faculty, and friends of the Saint Mary's College of California to read our guidelines and submit their poetry and prose. We are accepting submissions for this issue until March 31, 2013.
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 the second issue, which will be published in May.
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. We have a strict blind submissions policy, and only accept writing through our submissions manager. Our first issue is live at http://www.sprylit.com. Please head over to see what we've published in our inaugural issue, and to start conversations with our authors, poets, and staff members. Renowned writer Porochista Khakpour is interviewed in the issue as well.
Please visit our submissions manager http://sprylit.submittable.com/submit to submit your work to us.
Red Mountain Press will award $1000 and publication for a full-length book of poetry.
Submit a manuscript of 48-75 pages via the Submission Manager or mail. Visit the website www.redmountainpress.us for complete rules and submission criteria. Open submission, blind judging. Please use 12 pt. standard font.
Deadline: September 15, 2013
Entry Fee: $27 for electronic submissions via Submission Manager
$30 for paper submissions
Publishing Opportunity with Daring Pride
Daring Pride is soliciting GLBTQ related viction and/or poetry from talented young writers participating in MFA programs across the country. Submissions accepted by mail or online from 1/20/13 through 8/2/13. Winners will be announced by 9/30/13. Submit work to email@example.com or
Daring Pride Fiction Contest
1900 NE 3rd Street, Suite 106
Bend, OR 97701
- One original story (max 7000 words) or a poem
- Author's name should not appear on mss
- Include cover page with story/poem title, word count, author's name, address, phone, & email
- Typed in 12 pt font, numbered pages, and single spaced
- $10 entry fee paid by check or money order made out to "GLBT Books."
Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize
Fourth Genre seeks the best creative nonfiction essay for its ninth annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize. The winning author receives $1000 and the winning entry will be published in an upcoming issue of Fourth Genre. The runner-up entry will be considered for publication.
Writers and Editors Awards, Grants, & Fellowship Website
West Marin Review is now accepting submissions for Vol. 5
West Marin Review is now accepting submissions of literary works and visual art for Volume 5 to be published in spring 2014. To help cover printing costs for Volume 5, we require a $10 submission fee.
Deadline is May 1, 2013. Submission guidelines here.
Sprung Formal, the Kansas City Art Institute’s literary arts journal, is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue
We are currently seeking your bits, your bobs, your doodads, your inconsequentialities, your dashes, pinches and sprinkles, your inadequacies, your little man syndromes, your shrunken heads, your microcosms, your EPs, your miniatures, your flash in the pan, your parasites and viruses, your quirks, your quarks, your quacks, your mosquito bites, your tiny resentments, the small stuff you aren’t sweating, the small stuff you are sweating, your sweat and tears, your modest mice, your little deaths, your little debts, your teacup poodles, your cupcakes, your brief thoughts, your briefs’ thoughts, your wee dinky peanuts, your lowercase, your punctuation, your slights, your oxford commas, and all tiddlywits.
Poetry (25 lines maximum, 4-6 poems)
Microfiction (under 400 words, 3-5 stories)
Visual Imagery (will be shrunk to 5x3” or smaller, 4-6 images)
Our submission period is: February 5th-March 12th, 2013.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Email and snail mail submissions are accepted (Please note no submission will be returned)
Email submissions can be directed to:
Please put last name/title(s) of work in subject line
Snail Mail submissions can be directed to:
Kansas City Art Institute
Attn: Jordan Stempleman
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Mason's Road is Seeking Submissions
Our submissions period runs for two months - February 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013. We seek to publish the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, craft essays, audio, and visual art.
The theme for our next issue is “point of view,” and we are seeking unique and playful takes on the topic. Please look at our submissions page to read more about this theme, which is rich with creative possibilities.
Submit to the 2013 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest
The contest is open from today to April 2 at 12:00 noon EST. One winner in each genre—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction—will receive $1,000 and publication.
Sunstone Magazine 2013 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest
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 31 May 2013 on Sunstone’s website, Sunstone.org. Winners only will be notified by email. After the announcement, all other entrants will be free to submit their essays elsewhere.
Prizes: A total of $450 will be shared among the winning entries.
Rules: 1. Up to three entries may be submitted by any one author. Send manuscript in PDF or Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2013.
2. Each essay must be double-spaced. All essays must be 3500 words or fewer. The author’s name should not appear on any page of the essay.
3. In the body of the email, the author must state the essay’s title and the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email. The author must also include language attesting that the entry is her or his own work, that it has not been previously published, that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted to other publishers until after the contest. The author must also grant permission for the manuscript to be filed in the Sunstone Collection at the Marriott Library of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. If the entry wins, Sunstone magazine retains first-publication rights though publication is not guaranteed. The author retains all literary rights. Sunstone discourages the use of pseudonyms; if used, the author must identify the real and pen names and the reasons for writing under the pseudonym.
Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers Now Open
1st place wins $1500 and publication. Deadline: February 28.
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5000.
Southwestern American Literature is Seeking Submissions
The Institute of Reading Development is Seeking Candidates for Summer 2013 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.
Straight Forward Poetry Call for Submissions
We are also busy reading submissions for Issue Four, due out in March.
Outrageous Fortune Call for Submissions!Outrageous fortune, the only online literary magazine made for undergraduates by undergraduates, would like to encourage you to submit to our literary magazine. We publish each of our volumes at the end the academic semester but also have roll over submissions. Students can find our submission guidelines at:http://www.mbc.edu/outrageousfortune-new/submission-guidelines/ .We accept prose, poetry, and digital art files. We have previously published 6 volumes and will be publishing our seventh at the end of this semester.
24 Pearl Street Online Writing Workshops
Applying for a scholarship to a 24PearlStreet online writing workshop is a free, easy process. First, apply to the class you are interested in; scholarships can only be awarded to accepted applicants. The deadline for our Spring scholarship is February 15: Good luck!
Look through the current catalog and choose a class that you would like to join. Apply online!
Open for Submissions!
Submit now to the annual Gulf Coast Prizes. The contest awards a total of $6,000 to poets, essayists, and fiction writers. This year's judges areStanley Plumly (Poetry), Maggie Shipstead (Fiction), and Darin Strauss (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay)!
The winner in each genre receives $1,500, and there are two $250 honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast26.1, due out in Fall 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.Gulf Coast will accept submissions both via our online submissions managerand via postal mail. The $23 reading fee includes a year-long subscription to Gulf Coast. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000 words; poetry entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten pages. Multiple entries (or entries in more than one genre) are allowed, but entrants must pay a separate reading fee each time. Click here for how to
Is accepting submissions until February 28 for their spring issue. Submission details here.
1st place wins $1,500 and publication inGlimmer Train. Deadline: January 31
We invite you to submit your very short stories (maximum word count 3,000) within the next 21 days.
1st place: $1,500 and publication
2nd place: $500, or if published, $700
3rd place: $300, or if published, $700
Reading fee is $15 per story; please, no more than three submissions per contest.
Open to all. Any short story that has not appeared in print, nor been accepted by a print publication, is welcome!
Fence is Accepting Poetry & Fiction Submissions through January 10th
Submissions guidelines here
Writers @ Work 2013 Fellowship Competition
W@W is pleased to announce our annual Fellowship Competition for emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Prizes (Awarded in each category):
First Prize: $1,000, publication in Quarterly West, tuition for the 2012 conference and a manuscript consultation during the conference with one of the visiting editors or agents.
Two Honorable Mentions: $250.
Smoking Glue Gun Chapbook Contest
Invites you to submit your face-rocking chapbook.
They welcome submissions containing any type of art; that is, writing, visual art, photography, hybrid, etc. we also welcome co-authored chapbooks.
Full submission guidelines here!
Foothill: a journal of poetry
Is seeking submissions for its 2013 print and online issues. They welcome up to five poems in any form or genre form from poets enrolled in a graduate program.
For complete submission guidelines visit their website.
WC&C Scholarship Competition
AWP offers two annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and four finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.
For full details go to: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/wcc_scholarships_overview
Cork Writers' School scholarship alert!This new and exciting academic program, The Cork Writers' School, was developed to run in conjunction with the Elizabeth Bowen/William Trevor Literary Festival based in Mitchelstown, Ireland.The goal of this two-week program is to celebrate the concentration in Cork of a rich literary and cultural history, and to offer participants a unique educational opportunity in this historic part of Ireland. Please visit our website www.corkwritersschool.com.
Be sure to check out the William Trevor Scholarship to the Cork Writers' School.
Upcoming Deadline for Glimmer Train!
The Fiction Open (1st place wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories) welcomes your entries through January 2.
This category is open to all subjects, all themes, and to all writers.Submissions to the Fiction Open usually run from 2,000 to 8,000 words, but stories of any length from 2,000 to 20,000 words are fine. Writing Guidelines
The 1st-place winner will receive $2,500, be published inGlimmer Train Stories Issue 90 and will receive twenty copies of that issue. Second- and third-place winners will be awarded, respectively, $1,000 and $600 (or, if chosen for publication, $700).
Stolen Island Review call for submissions!Please send previously unpublished fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews, experimental works, critical essays, photography and artwork (black and white) to email@example.com by December 15, and let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.Suggested format:File name: LastnameGenreTitle.doc or .docxSuggested length limit:Review - 2 pagesPoem - 3 pagesOther - 8 pagesImages:black & white.JPEG file format
The Indie Writers' Deathmatch Short Story Contest is back!New Prize. New Challenge. Same Bloodthristy Prose.The most taxing short story contest on Earth returns for its sixth year, and Broken Pencil Magazine has upped the ante in more ways than one. Canada's Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts is raising the pressure on writers with new rules and a new prize that means the stakes are higher than ever! Eight stories will go head-to-head in our Online Arena, but only one will triumph.Whoever emerges victorious will be awarded The Complete Indie Writers Makeover: a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Right Factory; a consultation with novelist and Globe & Mail columnist Russel Smith; and a meeting and feedback session with Coach House Press, plus publication in the Spring 2013 issue of Broken Pencil.Enter Your Story Now!The Deathmatch is now taking short story entries. Stories must be 3,000 words or less. Entries are accepted until December 31st, 2012. The first round of Deathmatch begins January 20th, 2013.For full details visit
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FACT International Journal of Literary NonfictionLiterary nonfiction essay, memoir, commentary1000-5000 wordsLiterary nonfiction narrative poetryBlack & white art and photographySubmission Deadline Decemeber 31, 2012Submit via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Omnidawn's OPEN POETRY BOOK CONTEST has been extended to January 15th!Open to all writers: no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published.Winner receives $3,000, publication, and 100 copies.For full details about all three of Omnidawn's Poetry Contests (current & future) go to
The Coachella Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and films for our Winter 2013 Issue.We welcome submission from both new and established writers, but we are especially excited to consider the work of new and current MFA students.Visit our website, thecoachellareview.com, to read the current issue, peruse our archives and to get the feel of our journal.
SOUTHWEST TEXAS POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Jerry Bradley Award for Creative Writing
The Jerry Bradley Award (Bradley Award) is presented to the graduate student who writes the best creative writing prepared for a SW/TX PCA meeting. The award includes a prize of $300. Students should submit either one short story or two poems that will be read at the conference.
Before you submit your paper to Nathan Brown for this award, you must have been accepted into Jerry Bradley’s Creative Writing Area (Poetry & Fiction) for the 2013 SW/TX PCA meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2013 and be accepted. The database can be accessed at http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/106.html The deadline for submission is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012!
The deadline for receipt of your SW/TX PCA poetry or fiction is January 1, 2013.
To submit work for the Bradley Award, send materials as email attachments in Word to:
If you have any questions before submitting to this conference and the award, please contact Dr. Julie Chappell email@example.com
LiterBug is now accepting poetry submissions online!
LiterBug is a social innovation in contemporary poetry, which aims to bridge the gap between literary journals and social networks by offering writers an interactive alternative for publishing their work.
LiterBug publishes exciting new work by established and emerging writers alike. We are currently seeking contributions from dedicated writers.
87th Annual Poets' Dinner/Contest
Phoebe Journal of Literature and Art Writing Contest
RESPONSESAt Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our daily lives. They inspire and demonstrate the vitality and depth of our connection with the world. Moved by the plight of people affected by Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn-based Broadsided artist Ira Joel Haber sent an image, we now ask you to respond with words. We will select the best responses and publish the resulting collaboration(s) with our December Broadsided feature. This is Broadsided's second "Responses" feature. The first was to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Poems & Plays announces the 20th annual Tennessee Chapbook Prize!All poets and playwrights are invited to submit. Mauscripts of 20-24 pages (any combination) are eligible. The winning entry will be included as an interior chapbook in Poem & Plays #20, to be published in March 2013. Author receives 50 copies.20-24 page manuscript with acknowledgments, s.a.s.e., and $15.00 (includes copy of issue) by November 30, 2012, to:Poem & PlaysGaylrod Brewer, EditorEnglish DepartmentMiddle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboro, TN 37132
The current submission period is now OPEN for BANG OUT Volume XIX: “Inauguration” on Saturday, January 19th at the Make Out Room in San Francisco.We will be accepting submissions until January 3rd. Please bang out no more than 1,000 words of fiction, poetry or essay inspired by our theme, “Inauguration.”
“Inauguration” might evoke thoughts of new beginnings, regeneration, second chances, starting over, even, renewed hope. As always, we welcome any and all interpretations of the theme, especially those that surprise us by not being necessarily presidential.
Please be sure you are available to read on Saturday, January 19th before submitting.
Send submissions, attached as a Word document, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact you by email to let you know if your work has been accepted.
By submitting to BANG OUT, you are implying your availability to read on the specified date. We always prefer that you submit new or previously unpublished work, as reading in our series provides the opportunity for publication on our website and in our upcoming print journal.
BANG OUT Reading Series provides writing prompts to inspire new work that is “banged out” for its readings. Hosting bi-monthly readings since 2008, our aim is to encourage interpretations of our prompts that are fresh and spontaneous and to invite writers to share both the generative process and the rough, uncut end result.
BANG OUT: A Quick and Dirty Reading Series
Introducing Arcadia Magazine's Short Story Contest (because it's about time we paid one of you)!If it wasn't for you, our readers, we never would've been able to build Arcadia into what it is today. To say thank you, we'd like to start giving back by awarding an exceptional author a $1,000 cash prize. We're seeking well-crafted short stories between 4,000 and 7,000 words. There is no criteria beyond the word limit; send us your best, as always, whether it's a nurse romance or a piercing exploration of American malaise. You'd be surprised how often we might prefer the former to the latter.
Submissions can be made through our Submittable Page. Multiple submissions are fine, but please submit them separately. Submissions are read blind, so make sure the manuscript does not have your name or contact information on it.
The entry fee is $15.00.
The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Volume 6. All entries will be considered for publication.
The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows (ten writers each year).For Fellowships beginning October 2013,submit an application by the December 1,
2012 postmark deadline. http://www.fawc.org/fellowships/index.php
Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers
2012 Dorset Prize now open for submissions!September 1 - December 31, 2012(postmark or online submission-date)
Read the full guidelines and submit your manuscript by clicking here .
The deadline for the James Dickey Poetry Contest is approaching!Remember to submit your poetry to the contest! Online submissions are welcome through our new submission database. The winner will recieve $1,000 and publication in volume 16, number 2.Guidelines:
For More Information Visit Us On The Web At: www.fivepoints.gsu.edu
- Include no more than three unpublished poems per submission.
- Poems must be typed and may be up to 50 lines each.
- Include your name and address on each poem.
- $20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription to Five Points.
- Make checks or money orders payable to GSU/Five Points.
- Enclose two sufficiently stamped SASEs to receive receipt of manuscript and notification of contest results.
- All entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2012.
- Winner will be announced in the spring of 2013.
The third annual Dzanc Books DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon Portugal is now accepting applications!ABOUT: The DISQUIET program takes place June 30 – July 12, 2013. We bring together Portuguese and North American writers for two weeks in one of the most exciting European capitols. Lisbon, the city of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and his many heteronyms, has a rich cultural history, a thriving young literary scene, awe-inspiring sights (castles beloved by Lord Byron, centuries-old labyrinthine neighborhoods, world-class beaches, to name a few).PROGRAMMING: DISQUIET offers workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and a special workshop for North American writers of Luso descent. In addition there are craft talks and readings and literary walks and excursions in the company of the most interesting contemporary North American and Portuguese writers working today.SCHOLARSHIPS: A full scholarship (airfare, tuition and lodging) is available for the winner of the Dzanc Books / Guernica International Literature Award. This multi-genre contest seeks poetry, fiction, or non-fiction that broadens the landscape of North American literature beyond the boundaries of North America. The winning work will also be published in Guernica, one of the best literary and cultural magazines on the web. Finalists and other select entrants will be offered partial scholarships.LUSO-AMERICAN WRITERS: Full and partial scholarships are also available through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation for North American writers of Portuguese or Luso descent.SMALL PRINT: The deadline for contest and scholarships is January 31, 2013. Please feel free to post the attached fliers and to share them with anyone who might be interested.
Spry Literary Journal is currently looking for submissions for its inaugural issue, which will be published in December 2012.We envision Spry as a literary journal that features undiscovered and established writers' concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just-plain-vulnerable writing. We see this as a place for people who excel at taking risks, who thrive under pressure - for people whose words and rhythms are spry.
We accept all short forms of writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and we also challenge you to write sparsely (under 750 words) through our Flash category. Submissions requested in all genres, and simultaneous submissions welcome. We have a strict blind submissions policy, and only accept writing through our submissions manager.
Please visit our submissions manager http://sprylit.submittable.com/submit for guidelines and to submit your work to us. We are receptive to any questions via email at email@example.com and will respond as quickly as possible.
The UNDO IT Script ContestIs that creative side of you looking for something to create? The UNDO IT Script Contest is open to all SMC students, and awards $800 every year to the winning play!Guidelines: Students may adapt any seminar text into a modern context - taking the text and "undoing it" into their own creative vision.Awards: $800 First Prize! and The Quixotic Players produce your play the following year at SMC. Second and third place prizes too.Deadline: March 2013January Term UNDO IT Playwriting Courses:JAN TERM is offering two courses to help you on your playwriting: A full course with Visiting Playwright and Director Krista Knight, or a FREE quarter credit workshop with SMC faculty Steve Tillis.JAN 040 Krista Knight | KristaKnight@gmail.comUndoing, Re-imagining, and Re-mixing the Classics: An Interactive Playwriting CourseJAN 009 Steve Tillis | firstname.lastname@example.org (quarter-unit free course)Playwriting Stage AdaptationsFor more information about the contest, please visit: Quixoticplayers.wetpaint.com
Third Coast Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2013 ThirdCoast Fiction & Poetry Contests.
Winners in each genre receive $1000 & publication. All entrants receive a
one year subscription to Third Coast.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
We are very pleased to have the following judges: Antonya Nelson (Fiction)
and Jane Hirshfield (Poetry).
Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including
the new Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize and
named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington Post, the San Francisco
Chronicle, and the London Financial Times), Given Sugar, Given Salt,
(finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), The Lives of
the Heart, and The October Palace, as well as a book of essays, Nine
Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New
Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Orion,
The American Poetry Review, Poetry, six editions of The Best American
Poetry, and many other publications. In 2012, she was elected a Chancellor
of the Academy of American Poets.
Antonya Nelson is the author of eight books of fiction, including Female
Trouble and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to Tell.
Nelson’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook,
and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories:
The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been
New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The New Yorker
called her one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new
millennium.” She is also a recent recipient of the Rea Award for Short
Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA
Grant.Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000
words or three previously unpublished poems.
Submit online at: https://thirdcoastmagazine.submittable.com/submit
Or submit your story or 3 poems and a $16 contest entry fee payable to
Third Coast to:
Third Coast 2013 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331
Include an SASE for results only.
For more information visit: http://thirdcoastmagazine.com/contests/
Pacifica Literary Review
Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest
Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship
GRANT WRITING INTERNSHIP FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
WHAT: The General Counsel for the local Special Olympics program is looking for an intern! This is an inaugural internship in grant writing for Special Olympics Northern California. Intern’s primary responsibility would be grant proposal drafting of submissions to corporate and private foundations.
WHEN: Apply now! This opportunity will remain exclusive to Saint Mary's students through the end of October 2012. The internship will begin in January 2013 and go through the end of the spring semester.
HOW: Email Candace Eros Diaz & Sara Mumolo for an application form to complete. This form, a resume, and a short (five pages or less) writing sample (optional) will complete the application. Because of the client base, a criminal background check (conducted for the Special Olympics by a third party at no cost to the applicant), and confidentiality agreement will also be required.
Playboy College Fiction Contest
First prize included $3000 and publication in Playboy Magazine.
Deadline is February 15, 2013.
For complete details visit playboymagazine.submittable.com
Summer Residency at the Poetry Center
Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Summer Residency Program has offered poets and prose writers an opportunity to develop their work and to discover all that Tucson has to offer. Two residencies are awarded each summer—one in poetry and one in prose—to writers at any stage of their careers. The residency includes a $150 weekly stipend and a two-to-four-week stay in a private guest house, located within steps of the Center’s renowned library. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31. To enter, applicants must submit a resume or CV, a project proposal, and a work sample. For complete guidelines, visitpoetry.arizona.edu. The deadline for application is December 17th, 2012.
Call for Entries:
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, February 14-17, 2013. http://www.sfwriters.org/ Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents. The winner and runner ups (if any) will also receive a one year Sunshine membership to the San Francisco Writers University online community. http://www.sfwritersu.com/
Emerging writer is defined as: Does not have an agent or book contract, and writing is not your primary occupation/supporting you. You know if you are emerging. This is for the many still struggling and dreaming.
Submission period is 1 September - 1 December, 2012.
Send three pages representative of your writing, plus a short essay not to exceed 500 words on the topic “I write because...” No identifying information should be on the writing sample or the short essay. In a sealed envelope place your cover letter with your name, mailing address, email, and a short Bio. Write only the title of your work and the genre on the outside of the envelope. Work will not be returned. Writers may enter more than one genre but should send separate entries. Any identifying information outside of the sealed envelope will disqualify your entry. This is a blind judged competition. If you'd like confirmation of receipt, include a self addressed stamped post card.
Mail your entry to: SFWC Scholarships C/O Hudson, PO box 387, Hayward, CA 94543 postmarked NLT 1 December 2012.
[ ] Essay 500 words or less, not in envelope.
[ ] Writing sample with title, no more than 3 pages, not in envelope.
[ ] Cover letter with name, mailing address, email, and short bio INSIDE sealed envelope
[ ] Sealed envelope has genre and title of your work written on outside, nothing else.
[ ] No identifying information outside of the sealed envelope (SASPostcard only exception). [ ] Optional self addressed, stamped postcard for receipt of entry.
2012 Brookie and D.K. Brown Fiction Contest
The Sunstone Education Foundation invites writers to enter its annual fiction contest. All entries must relate to adult Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. All varieties of form are welcome.
Prizes will be awarded in two categories: short-short story—fewer than 1,500 words; and short story—fewer than 6,000 words. Prize money varies (up to $400 each) depending on the number of winners announced.
Up to three entries may be submitted by any one author. Send manuscript in PDF or Word format to email@example.com by 31 October 2012.
Each story must be double-spaced. The author’s name must not appear on any page of the manuscript.
Wichita State University's mojoWichita State University's graduate student-run literary journal mojo is accepting submissions for their Fall issue. Each issue features work from emerging writers and poets.They currently pay $25 for poetry and short shorts, $50 for short stories and creative nonfiction.No submission fees!Deadline: November 15, 2012
RT Literary Nonfiction Book Prize
Deadline November 1, 2012
The editors of River Teeth invite nonfiction writers to submit their book-length manuscript for the annual River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize! The deadline isNovember 1. Submissions can be entered online viaSubmittable or through the mail. Visit the website forcomplete guidelines.
An interview with the editors of River Teeth about the Nonfiction Book Prize is available now at LitBridge.
The 2013 Chapbook Contest
National Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn
Each year four renowned poets select and introduce a winning manuscript for publication.
Each winner receives $1000.
Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection.
New York Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by Mary Ruefle and John Yau
Open to any New York City resident who is 30 or under and has not published a full-length poetry collection.
For more information and guidelines please visit our website.
Submit to HARPUR PALATE!
Harpur Palate, a nationally acclaimed biannual literary journal published by graduate students at Binghamton University, is actively seeking quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers. We will accept submissions for issue 12.2 through November 15th, 2012.
Previous contributors include David Lehman, Nin Andrews, Lee Upton, and Sherman Alexie. Harpur Palate regularly nominates contributors for the Pushcart Prize.
In addition, we are now accepting submissions for our two annual contests:
the Milton Kessler Memorial Prize For Poetry, and the Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Prize.
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate, and all pieces are considered for publication in the magazine.
Postmark Deadline: November 15
Visit our website for details on our poetry and creative nonfiction prizes and information on how to submit electronically or through the mail: http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu/
Issue I of The Pubscriber is now available!
Check out our very talented authors and photographers atwww.pubscriber.com. While you’re there, check out our submission guidelines. We are currently accepting fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, essays, poetry and photography submissions.
We are seeking fresh, developed, and polished talent to be featured in our upcoming issue. We look forward to reading your work.
Headlands Center for the Arts - Algorithmy Administration/Curatorial Internship
Algorithmy is the art of using the body as a tool for geometric thinking and calculation, and will be the subject of a two-week symposium in the Fall of 2013 at Headlands Center for the Arts.
Looking for someone who is organized, reliable, energetic, and creative. Should have good to excellent writing talents, can draft templates for letters, and be familiar with grant applications and general paperwork.
Located in various sites around San Francisco, as well as on Headlands' campus.
To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line write "Administration/Curatorial Internship Application" along with your name.
More information here.
Mid-American Review sponsors three annual contests, one with a deadline in June, and two with an October deadline (just extended to November 1). Guidelines and further information follow.
The James Wright Poetry Award
Creative Nonfiction Magazine
For a special “Sustainability” issue, the quarterly literary magazine Creative Nonfiction is looking for essays that illuminate environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our futureDeadline: January 15, 2013
Kore's 2013 Short Fiction Chapbook Award
The 2013 Short Fiction Award contest is OPEN!
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Winner receives a $1000 cash prize and publication by Kore Press.
For complete guidelines: http://korepress.org/KorePressShortFictionAward.htm
Postmark Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012$1,000 and Publication in Tampa ReviewFull submission guidelines: ut.edu/tampareview
The Danahy Fiction Prize
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012Open Season Awards$3,000 in prizesThree categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction
The Malahat Review
"Submit during our open reading period, Sep. 1 through Dec. 1, 2012"
The Iowa Review
First Annual Saranac Review Writing ContestDeadline: Dec. 15, 2012Entry fee: $15$500 prize each for best story and best poem, plus publication.Submit 1 story or up to 3 poemsGuidelines: http://research.plattsburgh.edu/saranacreview
Postmark Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012$2,000 and Book PublicationFull submission guidelines: ut.edu/tampareview
The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
West Trade Review is currently seeking submissions of fiction and poetry for its spring 2013 issue.
We recognize that your MFA program is one that pushes and transforms the boundaries of the field of creative writing, and we’d like to invite your faculty and students to submit their work for consideration in our journal. We are seeking original and unpublished works of fiction and poetry by both new and established writers. Short plays may also be considered. Our reading period is September through December 2012. More specific submission details can be found on our call for submissions which you will find attached to this email and our website (www.westtradereview.com).
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 in response to current news, we seek to enable an artistic process that is rigorously engaged with the world at the present moment. Our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice. You can find us here.
- The Family Matters (1st place wins $1,500 and publication) deadline is October 31.
- Submissions typically run 1,500 - 6,000 words; stories up to 12,000 words are fine.
- Stories about families of all configurations are welcome! Writing Guidelines
- The 1st-place winner will be published in Issue 90, and the author will receive 20 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $500 and $300 or, if accepted for publication, $700.
-ality fiction journal is accepting fiction submissions for our third issue.As we move into the new year, we're looking forward to new impressions of life; the very things that make up how we define ourselves. As before, we're interested in all of the -ality words: reality, musicality, equality, spirituality, personality, and so forth. We're looking for unpublished works of 8500 words or less, or up to three pieces of flash fiction, 1000 words or less. More detailed submission information can be found atwww.dashality.com/about.
2012-13 Omnidawn Contests: Poetry & Fabulist Fiction-Fabulist FictionChapbook Contest Judged by Jeff VanderMeerOpen: Aug 1- Oct 15, 2012Details: www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction-Poetry Open Book Contest Judged by Cole SwensenOpen: Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2012-Poetry Chapbook Contest Judged by Gillian ConoleyOpen: Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2013-Poetry 1st/2nd Book Contest Judged by Donald RevellOpen: May 1 - Jun 30, 2013
The Sandy Brimmins National Prize for Poetry
The first-place winning poet will receive a $1000 cash award and an invitation to an awards dinner in Philadelphia in Spring 2013 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
The second place winning poet will reeive a $250 cash award and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
Honorable-mentions will be published in the Spring 2013 issue.
The Prize is made possible by the generous support of Joseph Sullivan.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2012
For guidelines and more information, visit: www.philadelphiastories.com
Conference dates: Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7, 2013Submissions open until December 31, 2013Join Adam Johnson (The Orphan Masters Son), Ethan Nosowsky (Editorial Director atMcSweeney's), Amy Williams (Literary Agent at McCormick & Williams), Andi Mudd (Managing Editor of The Believer and Fiction Editor at McSweeney's), T.J. Stiles (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner for The First Tycoon), Nicole Dewey (Director of Publicity at Little, Brown & Company), Isaac Fitzgerald (Managing Editor at The Rumpus), Oscar Villalon (Managing Editor, ZYZZYVA), and more at Lit Camp.What makes Lit Camp different from other writers conferences?- Its size. Only 40 writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir will be accepted.- Its location. Mayacamas Ranch, 5 minutes from Calistoga, CA, is located atop rolling hills, and features a salt-water pool, spring-fed pond, hiking trails, organic garden, and rustic cottages outfitted with organic linens. There's even a yoga room where we'll be holding Mark Morford's Yoga 4 Writers workshop.Fees for Lit Camp begin at $495, meals included.For more info and to apply visit www.litcampwriters.org
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The Fish Short Story Prize has become an established event on the
Short Story writer, Philip O'Ceallaigh, an author touched by greatness (Joseph O'Connor), will
be selecting 10 stories from those entered into this competition to be published in the 2013
Pervious judges of this contest, Roddy Doyle, Dermot Healy and Frank McCourt are
honorary patrons of the Fish Short Story Prize.
The Fish Short Short Story Prize welcomes stories written in English, with a maximum of
Publication in the Fish Anthology has been a stepping stone for many writers into
successful writing careers. For a sample of these authors click Alumni.
To view our catalogue of anthologies click Fish Books.
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON HOW TO ENTER VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.
$2000 prize and publication by Anhinga PressFinal Judge: CORNELIUS EADYPostmark Deadline: 9/30/2012Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to “Fresno State (Levine Prize)”. Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee. Online payments can be made via credit or debit card at the link below. Please note, online entry fee is $25 plus an additional $3.38 service charge. The Vendini system resembles an event ticketing system, but is simply a method of accepting online credit and debit card payments.Mail Entries to: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry Department of English, Mail Stop PB 98 5245 N. Backer Ave. California State University, Fresno Fresno, California 93740-8001or email email@example.comSponsored by: MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press
Dear Friends, Readers, and Writers,
As many of you know, on Aug 29, 2011, Tarpaulin Sky Press was nearly wiped out by a certain Hurricane Irene. A year later we are pleased to report that we have not only recovered but have grown, with a heck of a lot in store for 2013 as well as the rest of 2012.
And yes, we are, for the first time since 2010, open for submissions of book-length manuscripts. Please see the website for details: www.tarpaulinsky.com
Christian & Co.
Editors, Tarpaulin Sky Press
PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2012
Submissions are now open for LUMINA's 2013 Issue, and for our Fiction Contest!
LUMINA is accepting Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Art submissions for Volume XII. This year’s Fiction Contest will be judged by acclaimed essayist George Saunders. First place award is $500.
Deadline for all submissions is November 1, 2012.
Visit http://lumina.submittable.com/submit for submission guidelines, and to submit your work.
LUMINA, established in 2000, is the annual print publication of the Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Writing Program, and has featured such authors as Rick Moody, Mark Doty, Phillip Lopate, Dorothy Alison, Stephen Dobyns, Amy Hempel, Kimiko Hahn, Cathy Park Hong, and Jenny Boully.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to reading your work!Sincerely,Brittany Baker____________________________________________________
LUMINA, the Literary Journal of Sarah Lawrence College
Glimmer Train's Fiction Open
Deadline: September 30, 2012
1st place now wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
2nd place wins $1,000 and possible publication.
3rd place wins $600 or, if published, $700.
Other considerations: Winners and finalists will be contacted by November 30, and results will be officially announced in the December 1 bulletin. Most submissions to the Fiction Open run 2,000 to 8,000 words, but from 2,000 to 20,000-word stories are welcome. Reading fee is $19 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. We look forward to reading your work!
Contest Details: http://www.liternational.com/contest-2/ (highlights include CA$H prizes and NO ENTRY FEE)!!Submission Guidelines: http://www.liternational.com/submissions/ONLY TWO (2) WEEKS LEFT UNTIL THE DEADLINE (for horror)!!Thanks in advance,TimAdministratorLITERNATIONALLiterary Review International
LITERNATIONAL's 1st Annual Santa CLAWS Contest.
So to Speak a feminist journal of language and art: is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2013 Issue! This issue will feature our poetry and nonfiction contest winners, as well as fiction and visual art.
Submissions will be accepted from August 15-October 15 through our online submissions manager at http://sotospeak.submishmash.com/submit. Full submission guidelines are available at http://sotospeakjournal.org/
We are excited to announce that the contest judge for the Spring 2013 Poetry Contest will be Danielle Pafunda, and the judge for the Spring 2013 Nonfiction Contest will be Julie Marie Wade. Winners will receive prize money and publication, and finalists will also be published. The contest entry fee of $15 will include a free copy of the Spring 2013 issue for all entrants.
So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly 20 years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that live up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women’s lives and movements for women’s equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.
We look forward to reading your work!
-The So to Speak Staff
So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art
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Saint Mary’s College invites applications for part-time lecturers to teach courses during the one month intensive January Term Program. January Term is a unique program that showcases intensive courses of study: since students enroll in only one course per January, faculty members expect more and tend to increase the pace of instruction, as well as require broader reading, more reflection and careful writing, more thorough class participation and greater individual initiative. We look for innovative course proposals from qualified faculty to provide our students with opportunities that are not available during regular semesters.Timeline:March 9: call for proposalsMarch 30: proposal due dateLink for submissions available after March 1:A complete application includes a letter of interest and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College, a resume, on-line application and the name and contact information for three (3) professional references.Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
580 Split, the graduate literary journal housed at Mills College in Oakland, California, is seeking submissions for its 15th issue. Submissions will be accepted through October 28, 2012. We welcome exemplary works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Experimental work, international writers, and marginalized perspectives are highly encouraged. Please share this info with your students and staff.To view the current issue, click here. Call for submissions
The theme for the next issue is Obsession. As writers and artists, we may best understand the moment when an initial interest teeters and tips over to a full-blown obsession. In many cases it is not something we see coming, much less something we can control. Standing outside of reason, obsession seems to be one of the main forces that drives artistic creation. We are looking for work that inquires into, is inspired by, or speaks directly to the idea of obsession. Submission guidelines
We use Submittable to manage all submissions. Sign up for free online. Please do not send any submissions via mail or email: they will not be considered. View the complete submission guidelines or submit your work to us here. Submission deadline: October 28, 2012
January Term Lecturers at Saint Mary's College
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The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is looking for nonfiction narratives that challenge conventional tourism. Our summary line goes as such:
From West Africa to Vietnam, Tokyo to Paris, the book’s focus is to show the distinctive niche of travel experiences that defines our wide peer group, and how we've learned to engage the global community of an increasingly small world.
Information on the project is linked here:
“This is all very intriguing,” you may by now be thinking (we hope!). “But who are you?”
Operating since 2012, The Places We’ve Been, LLC, is an independent publisher, dedicated to literary portrayals of the diverse experiences of human existence. The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is our inaugural project—and namesake.
The purpose of The Places We’ve Been is to work with varied and ambitious new writers to develop and then publish, promote, and distribute unique work. Specific areas of interest are literary fiction and nonfiction, with four books set for release in 2013.
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Test Preparation Instructor Positions
We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT and ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on weekends. We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price. Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.
$40 per hour for GRE, GMAT and LSAT classroom instruction;
$30 per hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.
Education: Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, or ACT.Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class. Prior university teaching experience is required.Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.Consistent Weekend Commitment: We seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive weekends throughout the entire year. We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Instructors can teach from 3 to 14 hours per weekend.SummaryIf interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: firstname.lastname@example.org Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.
Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience. As an instructor you will have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice Universities and programs. We hire good people who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dependable. All test prep instructors are respectfully treated as faculty members and are afforded autonomy and latitude in the courses they teach.
At Sherwood Test Prep, our work is to help others.
Submit to a Writing Contest
The San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival is looking for three writers to join us February 13-17, 2013 in Mexico. Submit your poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to our writing contest before November 04, 2012 for a chance to attend the eighth annual writers’ conference free of charge as well as have your lodging paid for during your stay.
Submissions can be made through Submittable at: https://sanmiguelwritersconference.submittable.com/submit
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Superstition Review is now accepting submissions
of art, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for Issue 10 to be launched November 30, 2012.
Please visit www.superstitionreview.com to read guidelines.
Prairie Schooner Regular Submission Period Open:
The frightened freshmen are back on campus, the drought-stricken leaves are about to fall, and we're ready to read another season's worth of fantastic writing. As usual, we're looking for the best of the genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and reviews. Submit online or in hard copy; find out our complete guidelines . Looking forward to reading your work! here
Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest
The Fiction Open (1st place wins $2,500) deadline is September 30.
Most entries to the Fiction Open run from 2,000 - 8000 words, but up to 20,000-word stories are welcome. Writing Guidelines
The 1st-place winner will be published in Issue 89 and the author will receive 20 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $1,000 and $600 (or, if accepted for publication, $700).
Note: Some writers affected by Hurricane Isaac have asked if we will extend the deadline of the August Short Story Award for New Writers because of power outages and worse. Of course: The deadline for submissions has been moved from August 31 to September 12.
In preparation for our upcoming Jung in the Heartland conference (Sept 2013), we are inviting submissions of essays or creative non-fiction on the theme of the conference:Healing through the NuminousFirst Place - $1000Second Place - $500Third Place - $250Complete details can be found in the attached flyer or at our website: http://cgjungstl.org/contestBest Regards,The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis
New Writing Contest from the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis