Seize an opportunity: submit to a writing contest or apply to a residency, job, or volunteer position.
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.
For more information and how to apply: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/
The DISQUIET Prize
Job Opportunity at Menlo College
Check out this exciting opportunity to be the Assistant Director of Admissions at Menlo College.
For specifics about the position, as well as general contact information, click here!
The Walrus Literary Journal is seeking your submissions for the 2014 issue!
The Walrus Literary Journal is a Mills College annual publication of writing and art. We accept work from people of all ages, from all over the world. There is no university or location requirement to submit. Our goal as a journal is to read (or view), discover, and promote the works that speak to us--the only caveat is that graduate students who attend Mills College are prohibited from submitting (as they have their own publication). Additionally, submissions are limited to six entries per person (which can be all written work, all visual art, or a combination).
Submitting to our publication is not paid, nor is there a fee to submit. The benefits of having your work published are to have a presence in the literary and art fields, to have your work(s) copyrighted, and third party acknowledgement of your talent.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2013
We review all forms of written work, such as fiction, poetry, plays, creative non-fiction, and social justice essays. We accept only exceptional written pieces from every genre.
For poetry: A maximum of three pages per poem.
For other written work: A maximum of 10 pages per piece--we also accept excerpts of longer pieces.
Please double-space formatting for any pieces that are not poems.
Please use 1 inch margins and include page numbers.
Do not include names or any identifying marks in the documents.
We accept all forms of art, such as photographs, comics, collages, watercolors, paintings, photographs of personal graffiti, and sculptures.
Any image submitted must be high-resolution.
Do not include names or any identifying marks in the documents.
Optional: include an artist's statement with your submission.
FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:
All should include a brief cover letter with contact information (name, postal address, email address), the name of the piece(s) you’re submitting.
Tell us if the piece or work has been already published. This impacts our decisions as some publications do not allow for reprinting of material.
In your submissions email, include an author’s bio (three to five lines about yourself).
File types accepted: .doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf, .gif, .tiff
Please send all submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2013.
Expect a confirmation email within seven work days of your submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please assume that we did not receive it and submit again.
We do not read submissions past our set deadline.
For any further questions regarding submissions or The Walrus Literary Journal, please email email@example.com with the subject-line, “QUESTION.”
Check us out online: Facebook.com/TheWalrusAtMills
Check Out this Great Opportunity for Any Aspiring Playwrights
The New Play Institute of San Francisco is a community where both budding and experienced writers can learn from each other, laying the foundations for the future of theater. We work to bring together a diverse field of teachers and students with an assortment of workshops focused on varying parts of the playwriting process, benefitting writers of all genres.
We are currently accepting enrollment for Endings are Beginnings with Lauren Gunderson. Using the structure focused playwriting process of "PlayMath," you will learn how finding the ending of your play will not only help you finish your play, but truly begin to find the story. Lauren Gunderson is an award-winning playwright, who will have had 6 world premieres in the Bay Area during 2013/2014, and we are so excited to have her teaching for the New Play Institute!
Any Fiction Writers Out There? Bellows American Review is currently seeking your submissions
Bellows American Review is currently seeking submissions. We publish on a
rolling basis year-round. At this time we are accepting fiction
submissions only. Our one guideline is this: it’s got to be good.
We are also open to book reviews and critical essays. To inquire please
submit a query letter through our online submission manager.
To submit or learn more please visit us at our website.
Apply for These Exciting Opportunities with WriterCoach Connection!
Have you thought about becoming more involved with WriterCoach Connection? We are currently seeking a WCC coach who would like to help with site coordination at Fremont High School in Oakland. Coaching is on Tuesdays during spring semester 2014 and the position is part time.
Please visit the WriterCoach Connection Jobs page for the job description and application form.
We are also interested in hearing from coaches with public speaking or teaching skills who might like to become WCC coach trainers. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to alert us to your interest.
Avon Books and Avon Impulse Submissions
Check out this amazing job for a Publicity Assistant at Seal Press in Berkeley. 12/11/13 deadline to apply!
Apply for Vona/Voices Summer 2014
WC&C Scholarship Competition
DISQUIET Literary Prize
2014 Cardiff International Poetry Competition - open for entries
Summer Residency Program
C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
Call for reviews.
Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award.
West Trade Review Call for Submissions 2013-2014
Barely South Review is open for submissions for our Spring 2014 Issue
Purple Pen Tutoring Position Available
Late Night Library Virgin Awards
Late Night Library, a literary arts organization in support of book culture and emerging writers, is holding its first annual Virgin Awards.
Narrative's Fall 2013 Story Contest
Narrative 30 below Story and Poetry Contest
Job Position available for Website and Social Media Associate
The Website and Social Media Associate for SFAI oversees content updates and communications across multiple platforms and formats to drive engagement, retention, and leads for our Admissions, Public Programs, Academic Affairs, Development, and Student Affairs efforts. This position creates and updates marketing content including highly shareable assets such as eblasts, videos, web content, blog posts, and social media content.
For more information and to apply, visit:
Reading and Writing through Fanny Howe
Master Writing Class with Writer and Editor John Freeman
The Writers House 2014 now accepting applications!
Saranac Review now accepting submissions for our 10th anniversary issue!
St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest 2014
Tartt First Fiction Award
University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency
The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize
The T.S. Eliot Prize
The Chattahoochee Review annual Lamar York Fiction and Nonfiction Prizes
The Kenyon Review is pleased to announce the 2014 Short Fiction Contest
Colorado Prize Poetry 2014
SLAB 2014 Curry Poetry Prize
Love on the Road Contest
JMWW Inaugural Poetry Chapbook Contest
The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Working Writer Fellowship
Lit Camp: The Writers Conference Sponsored by Litquake & SF Writers Grotto
Tutor Corps positions available!
Lakeshore Writers 9-Week Creative Writing Workshops and Call for Submissions!
There's still a chance to grab one of the remaining spots in the Fall workshops starting next week. I'm also offering the Introduction to Creative Writing Class again this fall and have one spot available.
Reminder: Call For Submissions: October 19th is the deadline for submitting work for consideration in The Lakeshore, a literary magazine featuring work by Lakeshore Writers.
The Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize contest.
We are proud of the fact that many of our contest-winning entries have been first publications, and we look forward to more. Some of the past emerging writers who won the prize include:
Michael Byers, “Settled on the Cranberry Coast”, winner of our fiction 1994 prize
Anne Miano, “The Oboist”, winner of our fiction 1997 prize
Rachel Hiller Pratt, “Negotiating Bride Price”, 2003 essay prize winner
Yuko Sakata, “Unintended”, 2012 fiction prize winner
poet Derek Mong, fiction-writer Joanna Luloff and essayist Erica Bleeg, all first time publications and winners in our 2006 issue.
Again, don’t forget that your $20 entry fee gets you a one-year subscription to The Missouri Review. Subscriptions are available in print or digital versions. Our downloadable digital subscription includes a full-length audio version of the journal. You can find more information about the contest through our website: http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/
The deadline is October 1st, 2013, and we accept submissions online or by mail. Winners will be announced in January of 2014. We look forward to reading your entries!
The Oklahoma Review will be accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry until October 15.
Submissions may be sent via email to email@example.com.
All works must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Files should be sent as email attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. If an attachment is impossible, writers may submit their work in the body of their email messages, noting specific format criteria when necessary. When sending multiple submissions (e.g. five poems), please include all the work in a single file. Indicate in the file name: your name and the title(s) in the following format (Author--Title of Piece). If you have any questions, please email Dr. Bayard Godsave at email@example.com.
Authors should provide a cover paragraph with a short biography in the body of their email. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please indicate in your cover letter if your work is under consideration elsewhere. If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know immediately.
We will neither consider nor return any submissions turned in via hard copy. Writers may submit the following:
•One piece of fiction, not surpassing twenty five (25) total pages
•One piece of nonfiction, not surpassing twenty five (25) total pages
•As many as five (5) pieces of poetry or translation
So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.
This issue of So to Speak will feature our poetry and nonfiction contest winners, as well as fiction. Submissions will be accepted from August 15 through October 15 through our online submissions manager.
The contest judge for the Spring 2014 Poetry Contest is Beth Ann Fennelly, and the judge for the Spring 2014 Nonfiction Contest is Jana Richman. Winners will receive prize money and publication in the magazine; other finalists will also be published. The contest entry fee of $15 includes a free copy of the Spring 2014 issue for all entrants. Full submission guidelines are available at our website.
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 18 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.
To read the kind of work So to Speak publishes, please visit our website, where you can find the free Summer 2013 Online Issue, and where you can find information about how to subscribe to the magazine.
CORK WRITERS’ SCHOOL 2014, MITCHELSTOWN, CO CORK, 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 to participants a unique educational and creative opportunity in this historic part of Ireland.
See our website www.corkwritersschool.com for full details.
Bookings are welcome from individuals or groups of any size.
For scholarships and concessions to visiting academics see “News and Announcements” on our home page.
2013 Lindsay Wildlife Museum Wild About Writers Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
Prizes Awarded for
$100 Fiction | $100 Poetry | $100 Non-Fiction
Each category will have five finalists. All finalists will receive non-cash prizes and ribbons attached to their name tags at the conference. From the five finalists, a first-place winner will be selected for the additional cash prize, with the invitation to read at the Wine and Cheese Mingle.
Complete guidelines and submission details here. October 5, 2013 deadline.
THE END IS NIGH: A Researched Prose Contest from the Carolina Quarterly
PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2013
Ninth Letter Call For Submissions Graduate & Undergraduate Writers
Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published at ninthletter.com in Winter 2013-14. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to send work. Submissions will be open to November 1.
Complete details and submissions guidelines here.
Kelsey Street Press Announces 2013 Firsts!
An emerging writer's series featuring first books by women writers
Reading Period: August 1-August 31, 2013
Judge: Elizabeth Robinson
The contest is open to women writers who have never published a full-length book of poetry. Our definition of “woman” is broad and includes transsexual, transgender, and genderqueer individuals. This year current and former students and close friends of Elizabeth Robinson may not submit manuscripts to the contest.
Complete guidelines and submissions details here.
Career Counseling for Recent Graduates
Our company bridges the gap between what people learn in college about working and what they need to get and succeed in a job that is fulfilling to them. We help people define success for themselves and teach them to start their careers with a clear trajectory toward their goals.
We have a small number of recent graduates participating in our free pilot program, and they are enthusiastic about the services we are providing them as they conduct a job search. We are recruiting more recent graduates (within the last three years) to participate, so please refer potential clients to Courtney Young-Law at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clients do not need to be in the Bay Area; we have clients in numerous locations.
We expect clients to spend two hours a week in person or on the phone with a coach and to complete eight hours a week in homework researching companies and doing personal reflection exercises. In return, we offer a program that helps recent graduates determine the following:
what careers you really want based on your passions and valueshow to share your personal story in a compelling, authentic way in interviewshow to network to find opportunities at companies through the side door as well as formal channels
You can forward potential clients to me, copy me on introductions, or just forward this email to them. Thanks for any help you can get. We are excited to be able to offer these services free of charge as we refine the curriculum, so it's a great time to participate!
Courtney Young-Law, Ed.D.
Just 20 days left to submit your residency application to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts!
Want to spend 2 - 8 weeks focusing solely on your creative process? Apply by September 1 for a residency at the KHN Center in historic Nebraska City! Now accepting apps for spots between January - June 2014.
Submission details here.
The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for these assistant professorships: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, beginning fall semester 2014
(1) Approved Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Creative Nonfiction
(2) Possible Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Fiction
Required qualifications: (1) Terminal degree in Creative Writing (MA, MFA, or PhD) or English (PhD), in hand by July 1, 2014; (2) one volume in primary specialization (literary nonfiction or fiction) published with a national press; (3) college/university-level teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications: experience/expertise in other creative genres (e.g. poetry, drama, screenwriting) and/or editing/publishing; evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; and ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature.
The university expects faculty members to continue to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp requisition #185848 On-line applications can begin on August 12.
Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of literary nonfiction or fiction, and syllabi for two courses taught. To be assured full consideration, deadline is Oct 14. Selected applicants will be contacted at a later date for 3 letters of recommendation, published book, and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Coordinator, Creative Writing Program
University of Minnesota
Department of English
Gulf Coast's 2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
There's only one month left to enter Gulf Coast's 2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Robert Coover. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250 and also appear in issue 26.2, due out in April 2014, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.
Click here for more information about how to enter.
Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013: One Month to Go!
There’s only one month left to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition, which offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates and nurtures creative talent, inviting writers to submit imaginative and original work in either category for entry: Poetry or Short Fiction.
Prizes include £500 prize money, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and a selection of books from partner organisations. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted and the deadline for entries is 31 August 2013.
For more information please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.
Volunteer Teach for Prison University Project
Here is an amazing and ongoing volunteer teaching opportunity with Prison University Project that could be a wonderful resume builder and volunteer opportunity.
Liz Epstein is serving as the summer interim director of the program and is looking for qualified teachers to teach English prep courses to incarcerated men at San Quintin State Prison. Volunteer teachers prepare these men to matriculate into an AA program at Patton College.
This link provides a complete list of all the courses offered through the Prison University Project and provides complete application and commitment details. The deadline to apply has been extended so please complete your application ASAP if you are interested.
Note, Liz is hoping to find volunteer teachers for the English 99A and 99B courses being offered this fall. If you can't commit this fall there will be further opportunities to apply in subsequent semesters. If other non-English courses are of interest to you, you may apply with the understanding that 1) many of these positions have already been filled for the fall semester 2) volunteer teaching positions in all subjects will likely open up in subsequent semesters.
If you are seriously interested in the opportunity there is an Orientation/Training being offered for new and prospective volunteers this Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10a-2p. Please email email@example.com to RSVP and for details.
Attendance at a training before the start of the semester is required for all volunteers. Note that if you have already attended an orientation session, you do not have to attend another.
SOL: English Writing in Mexico CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
SOL, the online literary magazine (as well as hard copy available at Amazon.com) originating in the quaint colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, requests submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
NEW DEADLINE FOR THE OCTOBER 2013 issue: September 1. Your writing does not have to be about Mexico. Our three submission categories are:
a) people writing in English in Mexico
b) people writing in English about Mexico and
c) We Like It! Previously published submissions in SOL have included stories set in locations around the world.
Complete details and submission guidelines here
Narrative Spring 2013 Story Contest
Our spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.
Complete details & submission guidelines here
Narrative Fifth Annual Poetry Contest
JULY 19TH DEADLINE!
Narrative’s fifth annual poetry contest runs from May 19 until July 19. In a continuing effort to encourage and support talented poets, we’re offering prizes and widespread public announcement of all winners and finalists via the Internet, social media, Kindle, and our Apple and Android Apps. Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine.
Complete details & submission guidelines here
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A local author is looking for someone to assist as a typist. Chapters would be submitted to typist in handwriting, and typist would then type the text as written into Microsoft Word and email the document to the author's editor. The book is about basketball and will include a lot of basketball/sports jargon, so the typist should be familiar with sports writing and preferably have foundational basketball knowledge. Please submit resumes and a brief bio to Justine Jameson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment is hourly, and between $12 and $20 an hour depending on experience. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013.
Gold Line Press's 2013 Poetry & Fiction Chapbook Competitions are now open for submissions!
Submit your manuscript on or before AUGUST 31, 2013
Each winner receives $500, publication of her/his perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN, and 10 contributor copies.Gold Line Press sends out an additional 30 copies on behalf of winners to respected literary venues for review. Winners can purchase additional copies of their chapbooks at cost.
Complete details & submission guidelines here
Three Tupelo Press Opportunities
July Open Submission Guidelines
July 1 - July 31, 2013 (postmark or online-submission date)
Throughout the month of July, Tupelo Press will hold open submissions for book-length poetry collections (48-90 pages) and chapbook-length poetry collections (20-47 pages). Selected manuscripts will receive publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.
Complete details & submissions guidelines hereTupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Contest Guidelines
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Judge: Ilya KaminskyFirst prize: $1,000
Complete details & submission guidelines here
Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize Guidelines
August 1 — October 31, 2013 (postmark or online submission-date)
Final Judge: Mark Doty
The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize is a prestigious national poetry prize for adult writers. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a cash prize, an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival (check out the Festival here: www.sunkengardenpoetry.org), and publication of a chapbook. Beginning in 2013, Hill-Stead will partner with Tupelo Press for the publication of the chapbook.
Complete details & submission guidelines here
The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a fiction writer at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track)
We welcome applications from writers with excellent records of publication, teaching, and service. Candidates with administrative and fund-raising experience, and qualifications in a secondary genre (poetry, creative non-fiction, screen writing), are preferred. The successful candidate will teach four courses per academic year, and participate fully in all activities of the creative writing program, including serving in rotation as one of the directors of the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate components. Salary will be $65,000 - $75,000, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than September 15, 2013. Applicants who meet the above qualifications should prepare the following materials, to be uploaded as a single pdf document: (1) A letter of application. (2) A curriculum vitae. (3) the names and email addresses of 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation (please do not have the letters sent to us at this time; we will collect these letters if and when we wish to review them). (4) A statement of teaching philosophy. (5) A writing sample (in fiction) up to thirty pages in length. (6) One or two sample syllabi, for courses you have taught or would like to teach.
Additional materials—including letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations—may be requested from some applicants at a later date. Please do not include them in your application at this time.
If you do not know how to merge pdfs into a single document, we recommend the online utility pdfmerge.com. After you have compiled all of the above materials into a single pdf using pdfmerge.com or another utility, please visit creativewriting.wisc.edu/submissions and upload your application using the form in the center of the page. For the "genre" option, be sure to select "Fiction Faculty Position." Once you have successfully uploaded your application, you may return to creativewriting.wisc.edu/submissions, and log in using the form on the left of that page, to confirm that your application has been received. If you have any trouble with the application process, or questions, please contact Creative Writing Program Administrator Sean Bishop at email@example.com.
The Bay School of San Francisco is hiring a Writing & Literature Instructor
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to a positive community. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the BATDC (Bay Area Teachers Development Collaborative).
Writing & Literature Instructor
We are seeking an instructor in writing and literature for the 2013 fall trimester (approximately August 15 through November 30). The instructor is responsible for three courses—two sections of Writing Workshop for 9th-grade students and one section of Advanced Composition for 11th-and 12th-grade students.
See complete details and how to apply here.
BANG OUT's current submission period is now OPEN until August 15th.
BANG OUT Volume XXII: “Song” will be Saturday, October 19th at Litquake's annual Lit Crawl, arguably the best night for readings in the Bay Area all year.
The theme for the reading is "Song."
Before the written word, literature it was oral, performed or in song. All our best songwriters are gifted poets and storytellers and the rhythms and refrains of song are present in our best written words.
BANG OUT Volume XXII: "Song" is a celebration of storytelling and lyric and through a musical lens. The loose requirements for this theme are that you write a maximum of 1,000 words of fiction, poetry or essay either 1. written to be a song, or 2. about songs.
Your pieces can be played, sung or simply read at our event during Litquake's Lit Crawl on October 19th.
Please only submit if you are not already booked to participate in any Litquake events, and are available to read on Saturday, October 19th.
We will be accepting submissions until August 15th.
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.
Babbling Creek Review Seeking Submissions
Alumna and Editor-in-Chief, Bethany Ruthnick (creative nonfiction, 2013) has just launched this cool, new E-Zine! Congrats on this huge accomplishment, Bethany! Here’s what she’s looking for:
1.) Original work. Nothing borrowed or lifted (aka plagiarized). This should really be a huge Duh, but I'll throw it out there just in case.
2.) We want first run work. If it's been published somewhere else (online or print), sorry we'll have to pass. Beside do you really want the same piece out there in multiple places, all confused and bug eyed, and not at all sure which lit mag to run to when it gets lost? If you've been published elsewhere, good on you. Now sit back down and write something else -something amazing- and send that our way instead.
3.) We will only consider submissions that are sent via email. Please send your stuff to: BabblingCreekReview@gmail.com Please include the title of your piece, along with the word Submissions in the subject line. Example: A Thirsty Toad, Submissions. If you leave out one, or the other, or both (& "WTH" is your problem, buddy?) the piece will be discarded. We will not respond to inquiries about the status of a submission. But rest assured that if you have submitted, we will get back to you. Be patient. We'll be in touch in four to six weeks.
For more information check out their website!
Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition Call for Entries: Open for Entries
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates and nurtures creative talent, inviting writers to submit imaginative and original work in either category for entry: Poetry or Short Fiction.
Prizes include £500 prize money, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and a selection of books from partner organisations. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted and the deadline for entries is 31 August 2013. For more information please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.
The Mosaic Company is hiring! Open House in San Ramon
Wednesday, July 10th
3170 Crow Canyon Place, Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
** We will be serving light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages
*** Raffle prize drawings
We are a dynamic organization, focused on training and consulting for energy and utility organizations in the United States and Canada. We are hiring in San Ramon & Walnut Creek!
Come meet with Mosaic’s Hiring team.
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
• Instructional Design Consultants
• Senior Instructional Design Consultants
• Project Managers
• Technical Writers
• Change Management Consultants
• Junior Instructional Design Consultants
Please let me know if you have any questions. The parking is also free…Crow Canyon Road exit off of 680 freeway.
Jill Howard is local in the SF East Bay working remote for Mosaic, her cell is 925-785-1107 and email email@example.com. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jill-howard/13/409/2b62013’s Mosaic: Seven Small Jewels in Consulting Magazine
If anyone has an immediate job need, they can also contact me directly, that’s perfectly fine.
Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest
Women Who Write Inc.’s 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest is accepting entries through June 30. The contest is open to all women ages 18 and above.
There is a $12 entry fee for each prose piece submitted, or for up to two poems. Prose pieces may be fiction or nonfiction and are limited to 3,000 words max.
First prize is $300, second $200 and third $100. Prizes will be awarded in each category, and winners will also be published in Calliope, the annual anthology of Women Who Write.
Complete Submmission Guidelines
Kentucky Women Writers Conference
Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s. One winner is chosen in each genre--poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction--by pairs of judges from our Board of Advisors. Each winner receives $200, two tickets to the conference on September 20-21, 2013, and a reading during the conference.
Complete Submission Guidelines
Four Way Books June Reading Period
In June, we read full-length poetry collections and novellas or short story collections. We do not read novels, translations, non-fiction.
During our June reading period, manuscripts are selected by the editors of Four Way Books.
Each manuscript may be mailed by June 30, 2013, or submitted online between June 1 and midnight PST / 3 AM EST on July 1, 2013, accompanied by a $28.00 processing fee made online or by check or money order made out to Four Way Books.
Complete Submission Guidelines
YesYes books is looking for two unpaid interns
YesYes Books is looking for editors! One to focus on reviews/general publicity and one to focus on social media. Each position will require about 5 hours per week and is in exchange for free books, publishing swag and our endless love (i.e. no pay).
If you are interested, please send your CV (or your experience and skills in a bullet list) and a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be reading CVs and such this week and then setting up phone interviews next week.
All the work will be done remotely.
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Subito Press Book Prize
Barrow Street Poetry Prize June 30 Deadline
Barrow Street is accepting submissions for our 2013 Book Contest judged by Afaa Michael Weaver. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2013. Please review our guidelines for more information.
This year's contest judge, Afaa Michael Weaver's twelfth collection of poetry, The Government of Nature, 2013 was just published by the University of Pittsburgh Press; it is the second book in a trilogy that began with The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005. His honors include a Fullbright Scholarship, one from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Pew Foundation, and a May Sarton Award, among many others. He is a faculty member at Cave Canem and a Professor at Simmons College.
NANO Fiction Fifth Annual NANO Prize
The Fifth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is open!
All entrants will receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September.
Ether Books Writing Competition
We are currently running three writing competitions. All are Flash Fiction/non-Fiction and free to enter:
1. 18-25 Summer Shorts 2013
This is a downloads based competition. The story with the highest number of downloads wins.
Prize: £50 for first place and top three will receive premium-level Ether Writer Membership.
2. Journeys Flash Competition
This is a judged competition. Our panel of five judges will decide the winner.
Prize: £50 for first place and top three will receive formal reviews from each of the five judges.
3. Twisted Tales
We are hosting this competition in conjunction with Raging Aardvark Publishing.
Winning entries will be published in ebook and printed formats.
Full details and how to submit here.
Marketing and Communications Assistant Position at SFMOMA
This is a union position subject to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
As the initial department contact both inside and outside the organization, the Marketing and Communications Assistant is a key position, responsible for providing administrative support for the M&C department and coordinating a wide range of projects as assigned by the M&C staff. S/He reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JUNE 21, 2013. Further details & how to apply here.
The Song Cave hosting an open call for manuscripts
Accepting submissions in poetry/essay/translation from July 1st through July 31st!
Full submission details will be announced on July 1st. We'll see you then... Now get to work!
The Kenyon Review Fellowships
This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits.
September 1st – October 1st, 2013 • Application Period
Complete details and how to apply here!
Call for Papers and Creative Presentations, 2013 John R. Milton Writers’ Conference
Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Review, held October 31-November 2, 2013, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Review, we are seeking panel proposals, roundtable proposals, and scholarly papers related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Memory, Remembrance, Commemoration and the American West.
Complete details and submission guidelines here.
Applied Research Center is hiring
Colorlines is seeking a 12-month editorial fellow to lead us in developing and executing innovative community engagements alongside our daily news coverage.
About Colorlines and the Applied Research Center:
Colorlines is a Web magazine that publishes daily news, analysis and investigative reporting that puts race at the center of the story. We are part of the Applied Research Center (ARC), a 30-year-old, national racial justice organization.
See full details and how to apply here: http://www.arc.org/content/view/2366/173/
Flying Object is hiring
Full-time permanent position available September 1st: Managing Director
Flying Object is seeking an experienced Managing Director to handle the day-to-day management of the organization. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director. The Managing Director is a new position within the organization.
Flying Object is a nationally known literary and visual arts center centrally located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts between Amherst and Northampton. Flying Object’s major program areas include its work as a publisher (Factory Hollow Press), production of an annual literary festival and bookfair (ifbookthen festival), as well as a residency program (ResidencyX), all of which are actively being developed. Additionally, the organization serves as an intimate venue for events and performances, exhibitions, workshops, a contemporary poetry archive, and other activities.
See full details and how to apply here: http://www.flying-object.org/2013/05/flying-object-is-hiring/
Best New Poests 2013 Open Competition
I am pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for the Best New Poets 2013 Open Competition.
Eligible poets have until Saturday, May 25 to submit their work for consideration by guest editor Brenda Shaughnessy.
Best New Poets is an annual anthology of 50 poems from emerging writers who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry. You can read the full eligibility rules at http://bestnewpoets.org/eligibility.
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: email@example.com 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Complete submission guidelines.
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:
email@example.comPlease 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
Here is the link to our magazine for submission guidelines.
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!
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.
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.
Complete submission guidelines and eligibility requirements
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!
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!
The Indie Writers' Deathmatch Short Story Contest is back!
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Omnidawn's OPEN POETRY BOOK CONTEST has been extended to January 15th!
The Coachella Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and films for our Winter 2013 Issue.
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
No entry fee, open to all ages, presence required to claim awards
Contest deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
8 Categories: Beginnings & Endings, Humorous, Love, Nature, People, Poet's Choice, Spaces & Places, Theme ("Edges")
Poems must be original, unpublished in any "juried" way, in English, not previous cash prizewinners (Honorable Mentions OK).
Grand Prize and other winning poems may be included in a future anthology.
For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/poetsdinner/
Phoebe Journal of Literature and Art Writing Contest
Accepting submissions for its annual fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests.
All winners receive a cash prize ($500-$1,000) and both winners and runners-up will be published next year in the fall issue.
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Entrance fee: $15 for poetry and fiction, $12 for nonfiction
Multiple entries accepted
More information: phoebejournal.com
It's a writing contest, it's a collaborative grab-bag, it's a panoply of voices and visions.... it's the annual Haiku Year-In-Review (henceforth referred to as HYIR). To celebrate, examine, and honor the coming of 2013, Broadsided Press is running a contest. Four artists are creating work in response to an event that, for them, dominated a season of 2012. We now ask for submissions of haiku that address the same topics (get the guidelines). The art and the poems selected as finalists will be posted online, and YOU will vote on the winning combinations. The whole shebang will be published as January's Broadsided collaboration. This is now our third year running the HYIR. You can see the 2010 HYIR haiku entries and votes here and the 2011 HYIR haiku entries and votes here
At 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 & Plays
Gaylrod Brewer, Editor
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, 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
1st place prize: $1,500
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
Accepting submissions of any length up to 12,000 words.
Click here for guidelines
2012 Dorset Prize now open for submissions!
September 1 - December 31, 2012
(postmark or online submission-date)
Final Judge: Kimiko Hahn
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.
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.
For More Information Visit Us On The Web At: www.fivepoints.gsu.edu
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.
MORE INFO: Details available at our website, http://disquietinternational.org. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and will respond as quickly as possible.
The UNDO IT Script Contest
Is 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 2013
January 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.com
Undoing, Re-imagining, and Re-mixing the Classics: An Interactive Playwriting Course
JAN 009 Steve Tillis | email@example.com (quarter-unit free course)
Playwriting Stage Adaptations
For 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
Now accepting online submissions of prose, poetry, and black-and-white photography for inaugural print issue.
Full submission guidelines
Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest
Stories about families of all configurations are welcome. Stories may draw heavily on real life experiences, but they must read as fiction; all stories accepted for publication will be presented as fiction.
1st Prize: $1500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
Max. word count: 12,000 words
Deadline: October 31, 2012
Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, February 14-17, 2013. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration; it does not include transportation lodging, food, or speed dating with agents.
The winner will also receive a one-year Sunshine membership to the San Francisco Writers University online community, in addition to a BookBaby Standard Ebook Publishing package ($149 value!).
Submission period: September 1-December 1, 2012
See this pdf for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 mojo
Wichita 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 email@example.com. 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 future
Deadline: 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
The Danahy Fiction Prize
Postmark Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012
$1,000 and Publication in Tampa Review
Full submission guidelines: ut.edu/tampareview
The Malahat Review
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012
Open Season Awards
$3,000 in prizes
Three categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction
The Iowa Review
"Submit during our open reading period, Sep. 1 through Dec. 1, 2012"
First Annual Saranac Review Writing Contest
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2012
Entry fee: $15
$500 prize each for best story and best poem, plus publication.
Submit 1 story or up to 3 poems
The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
Postmark Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012
$2,000 and Book Publication
Full submission guidelines: ut.edu/tampareview
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
Chapbook Contest Judged by Jeff VanderMeer
Open: Aug 1- Oct 15, 2012
-Poetry Open Book Contest Judged by Cole Swensen
Open: Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2012
-Poetry Chapbook Contest Judged by Gillian Conoley
Open: Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2013
-Poetry 1st/2nd Book Contest Judged by Donald Revell
Open: 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
The Grotto & LitQuake Present the Bay Area's First Juried Writers Conference
Conference dates: Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7, 2013
Submissions open until December 31, 2013
Join Adam Johnson (The Orphan Masters Son), Ethan Nosowsky (Editorial Director at
McSweeney'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.
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.comChristian & Co.
Editors, Tarpaulin Sky Press
PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2012
$2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press
Final Judge: CORNELIUS EADY
Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2012
Manuscript 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 93740-8001
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press
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 $500.
Deadline for all submissions is November 1, 2012.
Visit http://lumina.submittable.com/submit for submission guidelines, and to submit your work.
LUMINA, established in 2000, is the annual print publication of the Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Writing Program, and has featured such authors as Rick Moody, Mark Doty, Phillip Lopate, Dorothy Alison, Stephen Dobyns, Amy Hempel, Kimiko Hahn, Cathy Park Hong, and Jenny Boully.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to reading your work!
LUMINA, the Literary Journal of Sarah Lawrence College
LITERNATIONAL's 1st Annual Santa CLAWS Contest.
- Contest Details: http://www.liternational.com/contest-2/ (highlights include CA$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,
- Literary Review International
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
George Mason University
4400 University Drive MSN 2C5
Fairfax, VA 22030
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
- 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.
- March 9: call for proposals
- March 30: proposal due date
- Link 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.
- FOR COMPLETE DETAILS GO HERE
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:
- Full Submissions Call - Project Homepage and Long Summary - Video - In the News
- “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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- 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.
- If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: email@example.com 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.
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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
- For more information about the writing contest go here:
- More information about the San Miguel Writers’ Conference can be found at:
- 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.
New Writing Contest from the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis
- 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 Numinous
- First Place - $1000
- Second Place - $500
- Third Place - $250
- Complete details can be found in the attached flyer or at our website: http://cgjungstl.org/contest
- Best Regards,
- The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis