Spring 2016

Call for Submissions: Tinderbox Poetry Contest

Tinderbox Poetry Journal is holding its second annual poetry contest. This year's judge is Eduardo Corral with $500 for first place and $250 for a runner-up. Cost is $12 to enter. Contest is open for entries June 21-August 21. More information can be found at www.tinderboxpoetry.com We are always open for general submissions!

Deadline: August 21st, 2016

Call for Submissions: EFNIKS

A brand new online media operation dedicated to LGBTQ+ People of Color is looking for writers, creators, and contributors on a broad range of subject matter.

Currently in the pre-launch phase, EFNIKS.com wants to overcome the challenges articulated so well by the #GayMediaSoWhite social media movement. To that end, we are looking for people with expertise, keen interest, and particular knowledge in any of the following areas:

Politics and Campaigns                Nerd Culture
Trans Rights and Acceptance            Technology
Representation in Media                Social Media
Music, Film, and Television            Education Policy
Health and Fitness                    Access to Higher Ed
Immigration Policy                    Personal Stories & Narratives
Healthcare Policy                    Ableism and Disabilities
Literature and the Arts                Race and Ethnicity
LGBTQ+ Cultural Events                Economy and Finance
Gender and the Binary                And everything between and beyond

In some ways, this might be your place to present a more journalistic presentation of facts and context, of news and events. In other ways, it could be an opportunity for essayists and opinion writers and columnists. It might also be a place to feature your finds, your craft, your own art. It might be what is important to our communities, it might be how our communities are impacted, and it might be a view of the world through the lens of who we are. It can be so much more.

The most important thing is that this is a space created and curated by LGBTQ+ People of Color.

If you are interested, send me a note with your interests and expertise, some background on yourself, and any written work to help me understand your style.


Call for Submissions: UNO Press

The University of New Orleans Press Publishing Lab is looking for full-length, nonfiction manuscripts for their annual prize. The winner will receive a $1000 advance on royalties and their book will be the subject of a publishing class directed by our publisher wherein students and UNO Press staff will work to bring attention to an emerging voice.

Click here for more information.

Deadline: August 15, 2016


Call for Submissions: Brevity's Non-Fiction Blog

Brevity's Non-Fiction Blog is excited to announce a contest for writing students in tandem with our special issue focused on experiences of race, racialization, and racism. We are looking for flash essays  (750 words or fewer) that explore the lived experience of race, racialization, and racism, show the reader a new way to look at the familiar, or give voice to under-represented experiences. 

Please visit the link for guidelines and submission details.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

Call for Submissions: Minerva Rising Literary Journal

Minerva Rising Literary Journal is seeking work by women. We review short stories, essays, poetry, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, original prints, graphic arts and photographs for our upcoming issue.  Minerva Rising Literary Journal pays writers $50 for fiction or nonfiction prose and $35 for poetry that we select for publication.

Please visit our website for submission guidelines: http://minervarising.com/submissions/.
The open Reading Period is 4/1/16-6/1/16


Employment Opportunity: Poet-Mentor Fellow for Youth Speaks

Based in San Francisco, Youth Speaks leads a movement that defines and develops literacy, working at the intersections of youth development and arts education.

Youth Speaks is hiring one Poet-Mentor Fellow for a two-year teaching artist position in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Youth Speaks Poet-Mentor Fellowship will provide a talented individual the chance to work closely with a strong diverse staff in the fields of arts education, youth development, civic engagement and artistic presentation.

For more information about this position and how to apply, click here.

Deadline: April 29, 2016


Call for Submissions: The Haberdashers: Peddlers of Literary Art

The Haberdashers: Peddlers of Literary Art Journal seeks work by new, emerging and established writers and artists. Submissions are open to the public and require a $2 submission fee per entry. Submissions are blind, which means the judges will see no identifying information about the author or artist. 

For more information visit: https://lehab.submittable.com/submit

Deadline: April 25th, 2016


Call for Submissions: White Stag Journal

White Stag is a biannual journal containing unparalleled poetry & prose from well-known & new writers. White Stag strives to publish only the deepest emotion, the rawest of images, & the most unique language & syntax.

White Stag is currently accepting submissions for Vol. 3 Issue 2. White Stag wants work from Self-identified women. We want to highlight work by women; poetry, prose, & creative non-fiction that provides a lens into the various dimensions of women in the current world, from the micro to the macro level (whatever that may be for you, as a woman). There is no specific theme in terms of content, but we want strong voices, voices that will tattoo their words onto our readers' skulls, memories that will both haunt & elevate our being. Send us work with powerful, transformative language that will enlighten & heighten the "average woman" as nothing less than extraordinary.  

For submission guidlines visit: http://www.whitestagpublishing.com/submit.html
DEADLINE:  June 5, 2016

Call for Submissions: Palettes & Quills 5th Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

Palettes & Quills 5th Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition is now accepting submissions. This competition is open to all writers. 

Competition winners will receive A $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. All contest entrants will be offered a special discount on the purchase price of the published book. For more information visit: palettesandquills.simplesite.com

Deadline: September 1, 2016. Manuscripts postmarked after September 1 will not be read.

Employment Opportunity:Buddy System Educational Services

Buddy Systems Educational services is in need of Writing Skills tutors to help local High School students one on one. Contact Executive Director Abbie Richie at  abbier@buddysystem.com. For more information visit:  http://www.buddysystem.com

Call for Submissions: The Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award:

jmww is a literary journal publishing fiction, flash, poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews, and other miscellany weekly.

We are now welcoming submissions for The Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award, to be judged by poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. The winning poet will receive $500, plus 5 letterpress-cover copies of the chapbook. 
Please submit 20-24 pages of poetry, accompanied by a table of contents and two title pages, by May 15, 2016. One of the title pages must have your name, address, and phone and email contact information. The other title page must only show the title and omit any identifying information. Please be sure that each poem in the manuscript begins on a new page and that your entry is submitted as one file. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we must be notified should the manuscript or one containing any of the poems in it be accepted elsewhere. The poems in the manuscript must not already have been published in chapbook or book form. 
To read the submission guidelines and enter the contest, click here.

Deadline: May 15, 2016


Call for Submissions: Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition:

The Munster Literature Centre (Cork, Ireland) is pleased to announce that the The Fool For Poetry International Chapbook Competition is now open for submissions. The first and second prize winners will receive a cash prize (1st prize: €1000, 2nd prize: €500*), chapbook publication, 50 free copies of their chapbooks. The winning poets will be offered a reading and given three nights' accommodation at the 2017 Cork Spring Poetry Festival.

 This is a great opportunity for both established and emerging poets, as at least one of the top two winners is guaranteed to be a debutante publication. The judges will be a panel selected from the Southword Editions board of management. Submission guidelines and further details can be viewed here: http://munsterlit.ie/Fool%20for%20Poetry.html  and queries sent to info@munsterlit.ie are very welcome.

Deadline: May 31st 2016

Call for Submissions: Runestone Journal

Runestone Journal is looking for more creative nonfiction submissions from undergraduate students.To review submission guidelines visit: http://runestonejournal.com/submission/

If any students are interested in sending in their work, please submit as a single Word document attachment to runestone@hamline.edu.

Deadline: April 10th, 2016

Residency Opportunity: Sundress Academy for the Arts Fiction Writing Retreat

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is thrilled to announce its Summer Fiction Writing Retreat, which runs from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th, 2016. The three-day, two-night camping retreat will be held on SAFTA's own Firefly Farms in Knoxville, Tennessee. This year's retreat will focus on generative fiction writing and include break-out sessions on publishing, kicking writer's block, and much more! 
A weekend pass includes one-on-one and group instruction, writing supplies, food, drinks, transportation to and from the airport, and all on-site amenities for $200. Tents, sleeping bags, and other camping equipment are available to rent. Payment plans are also available! 
The event will be open to writers of all backgrounds and provide an opportunity to work with many talented, published fiction writers from around the country, including Sarah Gerkensmeyer and Emily Capettini. 

To Apply visit: http://www.sundresspublications.com/safta/

Fellowship Opportunity: Norman Mailer Poetry Fellowship

Our 2016 Poetry Fellowship will take place this Summer Season from July 9th to July 31st at the prestigious Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California.  Our resident mentor will be the internationally acclaimed poet, Meena Alexander.  Fellowships will be awarded to five (5) poets with one writer coming from California. To apply, visit NMCenter.org.

Deadline: April 22nd, 2016

Employment Opportunity: After School Tutors

Castro Valley Unified School District needs after school tutors for math and English/Language Arts. Tutor groups of students one hour daily, two days per week at all grade levels. For more information contact: ParlimentTutors.com

Call for Submissions: Kundiman Poetry Contest

The Kundiman Poetry Prize submission has been extended! Asian American Students have the chance of publishing their work with the Tupelo Press and to win $1,000. Submissions are due on April 15, 2016. 


Students can enter and learn more about this opportunity at the Kundiman webpage.


Call for Submissions: The Monthly

The Santa Fe Writers Project's online journal, The Quarterly, is seeking submissions of short fiction and creative nonfiction. We are looking for works of approximately 3000 words. Submissions to The Quarterly are free with rolling deadlines!

Click here to submit your work.

See The Quarterly's previous issues here.

Check out The Santa Fe Writers Project and sign up for our newsletter here.

Employment Opportunity: Writing Mastery Program Alcalanes High School

Immediate openings for tutors in the Writing Mastery Program at Alcalanes High School. Tutors must have a thorough understanding of essay writing including MLA citations. Tutors must be fingerprinted (so must pass a background check) and have a TB test done before they can start.
Duties entail Reading and editing essays, & conducting 15 minute tutoring sessions to give students feedback on how to strengthen papers.
Hours vary but tutors should be available Mon-Fri 8am-3pm. Compensation is $16.50 per hour.

To apply email Michael K. Sakoda: msakoda2487@gmail.com


Call for Submissions: The Monthly

The Monthly is accepting personal essays (nonfiction, first-person prose) of up to 900 words for possible publication in our summer literary issue.

The theme for this summer is "A Moment of Betrayal". Please interpret “A Moment of Betrayal” in any way that resonates for you. A distinct, compelling voice is what we’re after here, along with writing that is specific and personal. As a regional magazine, we prioritize submissions from those who live or work in the East Bay.

To submit, paste your essay into your email to editorial@TheMonthly.com and also attach it as a Word document. Please include your name, email, address, and phone number in the body of your email and at the top of your essay.

For more information about our magazine, click here.

Deadline: April 25th, 2016


Conference Opportunity: Sundress Academy for the Arts

Sundress Publications is pleased to announce its Summer Poetry Writing Retreat, which runs from Friday, May 27th to Sunday, May 29th, 2016. The event will be open to writers of all backgrounds and provide an opportunity to work with many talented, published fiction writers from around the country, including Gerry LaFemina and Karyna McGlynn.

To apply visit: https://squareup.com/market/sundress-publications

Fellowship Opportunity: TWP Narrative Writing Fellowship in Science and Religion

Do you have a compelling true story to write about harmonies between science and religion? Would you like to be part of a community of talented writers also motivated by this subject? Want to meet and dialogue with publishers and editors who are interested in your work? We will award twelve $10,000 two-year Think Write Publish Science & Religion Fellowships.
 Fellows will participate in three intensive workshops focusing on developing, writing, marketing, and publishing their creative nonfiction stories about harmonies between science and religion. Fellows’ work will be mentored throughout by experienced writers, editors and teachers and will be featured in a series of regional and national events.
Anyone may apply to be a Fellow. Because we are searching for unfamiliar narratives and voices that can invigorate science- religion dialogue, we want to cast a wide net; we are not preferentially seeking to recruit well-established writers. 
For more information visit: TWPScienceAndReligion.org
Deadline: May 15th 2016


Fellowship Opportunity: Joe Plumeri Fellowship

Kundiman creates an affirming and rigorous space where Asian American writers can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. We see the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively what legacy we will leave for our future generations as individuals and as a community.

Building upon its engagement with poets and fiction writers, Kundiman is sponsoring its first-ever Creative Nonfiction Intensive. The Intensive will create a space of generative writing and contemplation for Asian American writers seeking innovative approaches to the craft of essay, reportage, and memoir. The Fiction Intensive will be limited to 12 participants and will be led by writers Hua Hsu and Ava Chin.

Fore more information about this opportunity and how to apply, click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2016


Fellowship Opportunity: Joe Plumeri Fellowship 

The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, a nationally recognized writers’ retreat center in Northern California, is offering two Joe Plumeri Fellowships in 2016 in memory of Joe’s son Christian Plumeri, awarded to writers pursuing a book project at the intersection of food and health, either a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. The intersection of food and health has become a trendy topic, but so much new information and perspective come forth every week, there is a strong need for writers who can offer an informed perspective, based both on their own experiences and on knowledge of nutrition, science, health and fitness. The work of fellows will help spread awareness in this critical area.The fellowships – for June and September – each carry a stipend of $5,000 and a travel allowance of $500.

For more information, click here.

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Residency Opportunity: Hub City Writers House Residencies

The Writers House offers three residencies per year in an historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a college degree in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree in writing. Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Our residencies include a community service component of 15 weeks with the Hub City Writers Project, and offer a stipend of $150 a week.

The program is targeted at early-career writers, preferably without a published book. In addition to uninterrupted writing time, the residencies offer opportunities for service at Hub City Press and Bookshop, for presentation of workshops or readings, and for literary projects of your own in Spartanburg, where there is a vibrant literary community. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, outgoing, interested in multiple aspects of the literary field, and has a desire to engage with the Spartanburg community.

Our next residency opportunities are:

• A 10-week summer residency from June 6, 2016 to August 15, 2016

Deadline: April 15, 2016

• A 15-week fall residency from September 5, 2016 to December 19, 2016

Deadline: June 15, 2016

For more information about this residency and how to apply, click here.


Call for Submissions: International Steinbeck Conference at San Jose State University

The deadline for submitting paper proposals for the May 4-6 International Steinbeck Conference at San Jose State University is approaching! The theme this year is "Steinbeck as an International Writer," and so far we have received a rich variety of proposals on topics ranging from social ecology and moral philosophy to Steinbeck's impact in Japan, Britain, Mexico, and Eastern Europe.

The Center for Steinbeck Studies is offering $500 travel reimbursements to students whose papers are accepted for presentation. This offer applies to all undergrads and graduate students, regardless of nationality.

To submit your proposal and find details about the conference, including accommodations and registration, click here.

Deadline: March 15, 2016


Jan Term 2016


Opportunity: Banff International Literary Translation Centre 

The Banff International Literary Translation Centre hosts one translation student from each of the founding countries—Canada, Mexico, and the United States—and 15 literary translators, either from the Americas translating literature from anywhere in the world, or translators from anywhere in the world translating literature from the Americas.

Individual work sessions with the consulting translators serving in residence, as well as with the program director, are provided to participants. As part of the program participants give presentations of their work at meetings of the entire group held thrice weekly, at which time broader issues in the practice of literary translation are also discussed. This program welcomes applications from translators at various stages of their careers including emerging, and seasoned translators, as well as students. Participants looking for time to focus on a current literary project and an opportunity to connect with literary translators from around the world will benefit greatly from this program.


Opportunity: Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference 

This summer the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its award-winning teaching faculty, will offer intense weeklong workshops in an intimate lakeside setting. The conference takes place at Bemidji State University—a small university on a big lake in a small town in northern Minnesota—the perfect place to write and be in the company of others committed to learning and teaching the craft of writing. Join us!

The Conference Fee is $550 before April 15, 2016 and includes a daily workshop limited to 13 writers, daily craft talks, publishing and editor Q&As, afternoon events, and five conference meals. $300 scholarships will be awarded toward the conference fee. Scholarship awards in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and multigenre are based on need and literary merit and intended to lower financial barriers for writers. There is also a scholarship for Minnesota residents and scholarships for Native American writers who partner with an educational or tribal institution.

For more information, click here

DeadlineMarch 1, 2016.


Call for Submissions: CURA Magazine 

Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is accepting 2015 - 2016 submissions. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice.

In 2015 - 2016 CURA magazine is dedicated to Black Lives Matter. We are resolved to gather voice, art and action toward the struggle for racial justice. Accordingly, work submitted for consideration should be in some way related to this theme.

For more information, click here.

Deadline: March 15, 2016


Opportunity: Graduate Study Conference 

The English Graduate Student Association at California State University, Los Angeles is delighted to announce its annual graduate studies conference: Significations on May 6, 2016 on the Cal State LA campus. This year our theme is “Transitions” and welcome graduate student work that explores various fields of inquiry including literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences and visual & performing arts.

We encourage students to submit their papers for conference consideration. Participation in Significations will be enriching for our conference and a memorable experience in their graduate careers.

For more information, send questions to: significations.csula@gmail.com

Deadline: February 8, 2016


Opportunity: CSU Summer Arts Residence

CSU Summer Arts in-residence program is transformative education at its best. The immersive summer school builds the student’s professional skill set and increases capacity for future work while escalating the student artists’ and teachers’ abilities to reflect, gain new insights, self-challenge, foster passion, and make life-changing shifts in perspective.

CSU faculty may use their fee waivers for courses and scholarships available to students.

For more information, click here.


Call for Submissions: The Portland Review 

For the month of February, Portland Review is accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions for our Spring 2016 issue. In addition to our regular (and free) submission categories, Portland Review is pleased to present the Spring 2016 Short Fiction Contest with guest judge Charles McLeod. The entry fee for the contest is $10 with a first place prize of $500. The selected story will be featured in Portland Review‘s Spring 2016 issue, and the winning author will also be invited to headline Portland Review‘s Spring 2016 Release Reading alongside a special guest reader. 

To view our complete submission guidelines and to submit your work, please visit portlandreview.submittable.com/submit.


Call for Submissions: Writers at Work Fellowship Competition 

Apply to the Writers at Work  fellowship competition for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Winners in each genre receive $1000, publication in Quarterly West, a featured reading at the annual conference, and full 2016 conference tuition. 2nd place in each category is awarded $250. 3rd place in each category receives a $200 reduction of conference tuition. 

Online submissions only.

Fee: $25/submission. 

Complete guidelines can be found on our website

Deadline: January 31, 2016


Call for Submissions: Emerging Writer Award Nominations

The Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. The award includes a cash prize of $1000. Two Emerging Writer prizes will be awarded.  The nominee must self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. The nominee must have written and published at least one but no more than two books of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The nominee must be of demonstrated ability and show promise for continued growth. The nominee must show meaningful engagement with LGBTQ literary communities.  

This award is for a writer, not a book. The application must therefore focus on the qualifications of the writer.This award honors emergent writers. Established authors are not eligible for consideration. Lambda Literary defines emergent writers as those who have published at least one but no more than two books of fiction, nonfiction or poetry.  The nominee's contributions to the LGBTQ literary field beyond their writings and publications will also be considered. 

For information and online application, go here
For questions contact the Awards Administrator at awards@lambdaliterary.org.
Deadline: January 31, 2016. 

Call for Submissions: Runestone Literary Journal 

Submit stories, poems, and essays to a brand-new, national online literary journal at Hamline University. Runestone is a joint effort between one faculty editor, two graduate students in Hamline's MFA program, and the eighteen undergraduates who compose our editorial boards and believe in visual beauty, meeting and exceeding the standards of print, and growing the next generation of writers and editors. For more information visit: www.runestonejournal.com

Submission deadline: February 1, 2016.


Call for Submissions: Cricket Media 

Cricket Media seeks fiction, non-fiction, and poetry submissions for its literary magazines for children and teens: Ladybug (ages 3-6) and Cicada (ages 14 and up). Ladybug is looking for remarkable tales to thrill very young children. For this audience, an exciting story could explore an experience as common as starting out at a new childcare center or as wild as setting sail in a magical ship. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, we are interested in simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, lively language, and humor. Cicada YA lit/comics mag wants sci-fi adventures, utopian schemes, and dystopian thought experiments. Also: tell us how you would change your school, your community, social structures. Submit poetry, fiction, nonfic, comics pitches, and blueprints for your Mars base. Especially welcome: works by LGBTQIA+ writers/artists, writers/artists with disabilities, and writers/artists of color. 

Please visit cricketmag.submittable.com for general guidelines and to submit.

Deadline: March 23, 2016


Residency Opportunity: Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize 

Each spring, Lake Forest College, in conjunction with &NOW Books, sponsors an emerging writer to spend three weeks in residence at our campus in Chicago’s northern suburbs on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are no formal teaching duties attached to the residency. Time is to be spent completing a manuscript, participating in the annual Lake Forest Literary Festival, and offering a series of public presentations. The completed manuscript will be published (upon approval) by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press, with distribution by Northwestern University Press. The stipend is $10,000 with a housing suite and campus meals provided by the College.


For this year’s competition we are seeking a fiction writer who will spend three weeks in residence on the Lake Forest College campus during the Spring 2017 term. The final judge will be the acclaimed novelist and short story writer Brian Evenson. 

For the 2016 competition we invite applications for a fiction writer under forty years old, with no major book publication, to spend three weeks (March or April) in residence at Lake Forest College.

Submit a 20- to 30-page excerpt of a manuscript in progress at Submittable.com. The competition opens on January 1, 2016. Only the first 200 submissions will be considered, so apply early!

Deadline:  March 1.

For more information:  http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/english/press/plonsker.php


Employment Opportunity: Lecturer positions at UC Davis 

UC Davis University Writing Program invites applications for full-time Lecturers to fill a range of teaching positions at the upper-division and/or lower-division levels. We have needs for applicants experienced in teaching academic ESL writing and applicants qualified to teach advanced composition, writing in the professions (particularly business, science, and technical writing), and/or writing in the disciplines. Applicants who can fill two or more of these needed areas are also encouraged to apply. Twelve-month appointment beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. Full-time teaching load: 7 courses over 3 quarters. Starting salary: $49,012 for full-time lecturers; full benefits. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three (3) letters of recommendation through the online application form: https//recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00820


Residency Opportunity: Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) 

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for short-term artist residencies in creative writing, visual art, film, theater, music, and more.


The residency is located at the SAFTA farmhouse in Knoxville, Tennessee and can last from one week to two months.  Applications are available for our summer residency period, which runs from May 30 to August 28, 2016. Application fees are $25 or $15 for current students with a student e-mail address.
Deadline: March 1, 2016 


Employment Opportunity: Center for Writing Across Curriculum (CWAC) 

There is an opportunity for MFA students to train and apply to work in CWAC next fall as WAC Advisers. Those interested could take the spring undergrad training course, taught by Krista Varela and apply for fall 2016.  MFA students can either enroll in or audit Krista's quarter-credit course.  After fulfilling the requirements of the spring training course, they would be eligible to apply to work as WAC Advisers in CWAC next fall. 

Contact Tereza Kramer for more information: tjk2@stmarys-ca.edu





Conference Opportunity:Kauai Writer's Conference

The third annual Kauai Writers Conference will be held on our beautiful island in November, bringing together acclaimed authors and aspiring writers. We have selected the faculty for their excellence in teaching as well as the wonderful quality of their writing. Immediately preceding the conference, we will host several four-day workshops taught by masters of their genres.

Attendance for the conference is limited to 150, and each of the master classes will hold just fifteen students. Judging from the success of last year’s event, we know that the conference and the workshops will soon fill to capacity. We encourage you to register soon if you would like to to come.

For more information: http://kauaiwritersconference.com 

For questions contact: davidkatzwriter@gmail.com




Call for Submissions: Outrageous Fortune

Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine, Outrageous Fortune, is now accepting submissions for its first annual publication of the year! Accepted works include fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography, and poetry. Read more about submission guidelines here.

Deadline: April 1st, 2016

Call for Submissions: University of New Orleans Creative Writing Contest

Attention all poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, playwrights, and filmmakers:

The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Contest awards four winners $1,000 toward studying in Cork, Ireland this summer with the University of New Orleans Writing Workshops Abroad. This contest is a great opportunity and students don’t even need a completed study abroad application to enter. All it takes is the submission fee and their best creative work. One winner will be named in the genres of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Scriptwriting!

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

To find more details about the UNO Writers Workshops Abroad Program in Cork, click here.

Deadline: February 1st, 2016


Call for Submissions: Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium

Submit an abstract to the University of California, Merced's first Queer Studies/Theory Symposium: Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies. Although we encourage refined papers, we welcome alternative methodologies and presentations (i.e. dance presentation, performance, art, etc.) We will accept a limited number of posters. We also welcome abstracts of any format for 10-15 minute presentations. This symposium is committed to producing effective, sustained, and ignited conversations in a collaborative environment for scholars, activists, and artists whose work critically engages with death, queerness, affect theory, (im)mobility, and everyday death worlds. Please submit proposals of no more than 250 words, a brief bio and a two page CV by clicking here.

For more information, click here


Call for Submissions: Martha's Vineyard Creative Writing Contest

The competition is open to anyone who will be 18 years or older as of July 2016. Two winners (one in poetry and one in fiction) will receive the full retreat package, including tuition and lodging. Two second prize winners (one in poetry and one in fiction) will receive $500 towards the cost of tuition and lodging

For full details, click here.


Retreat Opportunity: Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

Each summer, MVICW invites published authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with writers, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing their work.  MVICW offers scholarships to help make the program a possibility for students, and our 2016 Writing Contest offers two prizes with full tuition/lodging to winners in poetry and fiction.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.


Employment Opportunity: Writing Tutor

Buddy System Educational Services is looking for a few writing tutors to help some great students who are on scholarship and really need the help. These positions usually pay $25-35 per hour. Currently, there are available students in Danville and in Walnut Creek who both need help with high school essay writing.

To register for this tutoring position, click here.


Employment Opportunity: Engage As You Age

Engage As You Age works with homebound and isolated seniors, providing them with social interaction, conversation and education in an effort to slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life.

Engage is looking to hire a thoughtful and smart person to work with our client in Walnut Creek. He's interested in history, collects stamps and coins, has a positive spirit and will really benefit from someone who can visit him. Visits are conversation-based at the client's home.

The commitment is once a week for 2 hours at a time on a weekday or weekend (the schedule is very flexible). A college degree and interest in seniors is required.

The work is paid, not to mention meaningful. Engage's clients are elated to have someone visit them; meanwhile, our employees are pleased to have the extra income source.

For more information about Engage As You Age, click here.

You can apply for this position by clicking here.


Fall 2015  


Call for Submissions: The Ignatian Literary Magazine

The Ignatian Literary Magazine is currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2016 publication. The Ignatian is the University of San Francisco's student-run literary journal.
The Ignatian publishes a collection of riveting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art from Bay Area residents and beyond. Contributing writers will be considered for an Editors Choice Award, will receive a complementary copy of the Ignatian, and will be invited to read at the Spring 2016 Ignatian Launch event. There is no submission fee.
Deadline: December 11th 2015
For more information visit:https://theignatian.submittable.com/submit.
Or email questions to: ignatianlitmag@gmail.com

Call for Submissions: Blue River Editor's Award

Blue River, Creighton University’s new literary magazine, publishes the best writing from current and recent creative writing graduate students. $500 awarded to the best submission in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All entries considered for publication. $15 fee.

Deadline: March 1st 2016

For more information visit: https://blueriver.submittable.com/submit


Call for Submissions: Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction and Lascaux Book Prize

The Lascaux Prize in Short fiction is open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished. Winner receives $1000 and publication in The Lascaux Review. Winner and all finalists will be published in the 2016 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Entry fee is $10. Writers may enter more than once. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. All genres and styles are welcome.

Deadline: December 31st

The Lascaux Book Prize is open for submissions. Eligible categories include novels, short story collections, and poetry collections. Books must have been published during the 2014 0r 2015 calender years. Collections must be by a single author. Independently published books are welcome. The winner in each category receives $1000. Entry fee is $25. Writers may enter more than once. There are no length or content restrictions. All genres and syles are welcome.

Deadline: December 31st

For more information visit: lascauxreview.com/contests


Employment Opportunity: UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Rental Monitor

The UC Botanical Garden is looking for a responsible “take-charge” type that enjoys working with people. Under the direction of the Rental Coordinator, the Rental Monitor (RM) will support the Garden’s rental operation.  

Job Description: RM will be expected to work without supervision on weekday and  weekend evenings.  The RM will become familiar with each rental contract and set up the rental space according to the contract and/or break it down after the event.

Hourly Wage: $19.04-$19.44

Applications must be submitted through UC Berkeley Jobs Website


Call for Submissions: Glimmer Train Press Fiction Open Contest

Literary Magazine Glimmer Train Press wants fiction submissions.  Open to all writers, all subjects, and all themes.  1st place will receive $2,500 and publication. The 1st-place winner will be published in Issue 99 and will receive 10 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-places will win, respectively, $1,000 and $600 (or, if published, $700). Writing Guidelines. Most Fiction Open submissions run 3,000 - 8,000 words, but can be as long as 20,000

For more information visit :https://glimmertrainpressinc.submittable.com/submit/46391

Deadline: January 2nd, 2016


Call for Submissions: Zocalo Public Square

Zocalo Public Square, an online journal that publishes a poem every week, wants your poetry!

They are looking for original works written in the English language as well as translations of poetry into English.

They will not consider anything that has been previously published or accepted for publication, anywhere, in any form. Work that has appeared online is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.

Submissions are limited to four poems (1 file), and should not exceed ten pages. Poems should be submitted in a single file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks. Please include all writer contact info on the first page of the submitted file.

Email your poems to: kalicia@zocalopublicsquare.org


Call for Submissions: FOGcon Student Writing Contest

FOGcon values new writers and seeks to encourage their growth. The FOGcon writing contest aims to encourage student writers to engage with the Bay Area speculative fiction community and to explore the featured theme of this year’s FOGcon convention in their work.

To enter, submit a previously unpublished story of 3,000 words or fewer that addresses the FOGcon 2016 theme, Transformations. One entry per person, please. Entries may be in any genre – from fantasy to hard science fiction to horror – that falls within the broad boundaries of speculative fiction. Entries set in the real, mundane world do not fall under speculative fiction and will not be considered.

This year, FOGcon will select a high school winner and a college or university winner. The winning writers will each receive a free membership to FOGcon 2016 (to be held March 11-13, 2016 at the Walnut Creek Marriott), an opportunity to publicly read their stories as part of the convention programming, and an opportunity talk to a professional writer.

For more information about FOGcon and this contest, click here.

Deadline: January 15th, 2016


Employment Opportunity: Shmoop

Shmoop, a local EdTech company that aims to make learning fun and engaging for high school students, is looking for grad and PhD students to come into their Mountain View office and talk about literature and other subjects for some educational videos they are making. It will be a paid gig that will look great on a CV, especially for those looking into alternative academic jobs.

For more information please contact Elaine Mihailoff by email.


Employment Opportunity: Full-Time Faculty Positions

Contra Costa Community College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College are looking to hire nearly 60 full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in a wide range of disciplines (including 5 English positions). There is also a need for adjunct faculty. If interested, there will be a faculty recruitment event on Friday, November 20th, in Diablo Valley College's performing arts center. It will be free and lunch is included! Please register here.


Call for Submissions: Thin Air Magazine

Thin Air Magazine is now accepting submissions for its 22nd issue. We seek works that represent the forefront of contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts. The editors also welcome flash submissions under 750 words. We care about sharp aesthetics, cultural relevance, and artistic cohesion. We are especially excited about works that bend rules and surprise readers while sneakily winking at tradition. Submissions from established and emerging writers with diverse voices are encouraged. 

Deadline: December 1st, 2015.


Program Opportunity: Apprenticeship at the Grabhorn Institute

The non-profit Grabhorn Institute supports paid apprenticeship programs designed for those interested in long-term employment and not for a temporary or transitional experience. They provide training in the crafts of typography, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and type casting. Apprentices learn while working on book publishing projects, contract jobs, and type production for the two divisions. Work is full-time and vacation and health insurance are provided. Salary depends on previous experience, with the minimum starting pay $11.00 per hour.


Call for Submissions: Walt Whitman Award (Deadline Approaching!)

The Walt Whitman Award is a $5,000 first-book publication prize. The winning manuscript, chosen by an acclaimed poet, is published by Graywolf Press, a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in the Umbrian region of Italy, and distribution of the winning book to thousands of Academy of American Poets members.

Deadline: November 1st, 2015.


Intership Opportunity: Author's Assistant

Unpaid Intern/Author's Assistant. Qualifications: Strong grammar and organization skills required. Interest in video and computer game production and English major a plus. Skilled with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and video editing. Familiar with Gmail, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn) and technology (smartphone, tablet). Responsible driver.Graduate Students and Seniors preferred.

Job Description: Seeking detail oriented, tech-savvy intern to assist internationally renowned author Ying Chang Compestine with day to day tasks related to scheduling appearances, book promotion and planning for movie production and writing. Primary responsibilities include drafting emails to movie studios, editors, and agents on behalf of the author, managing the author's schedule, and updating the author's social media (Facebook, LinkedIn). May be required to accompany the author to public events.

Applicants pursing movie/animation production, interested in fiction writing for children (picture books, YA, magazines, film adaptation), or wanting to write about food (cookbooks, magazines, cooking shows) will benefit most from the author's knowledge and experience.The author will help the intern prepare and submit his or her own work for publication. Flexible schedule. Starting 15 hours a week. May increase. Applicants should be able to commit to the internship for 8+ months, a longer commitment a plus.

Position is located in Lafayette. Please submit a writing sample and a cover letter that addresses: 1. Why you are interested in the position and what you hope to gain from the experience. 2. The logistics of transportation and time commitment. The position is located in Lafayette, California. Contact Candace for Ying's email address.


Call for Submissions: Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition

The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Competition run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, is currently open for international submissions. Winners will be published in Southword journal which has previously showcased Billy Collins, Sinéad Morrissey, Martín Espada, Greg Delanty, Tess Gallagher, Matthew Sweeney, Medbh McGuckian, Vona Groarke and Brian Turner amongst many other respected literary figures. 

This is a prize for single poem in English under 40 lines. The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize will have a first prize of 1,000 Euro ($1122.07 USD/ £727.63 GBP @ xe.com on 16th September 2015) and publication in Southword Literary Journal. The MLC will subvent travel costs for the winner up to 600 Euro and provide hotel accommodation and meals for three days during the Cork International Literary Festival. This year's judge is Keats-Shelley prize-winning poet and Munster Literature Centre Director Patrick Cotter.  

Deadline: November 30th, 2015.

Call for Submissions: Belmont Story Review

Located in Nashville, Tenn., Belmont University is renowned for its College of Entertainment and Music Business and Social Entrepreneurship programs grounded in faith and values. It’s the only university with an undergraduate major in Publishing. Belmont Story Review is produced through the Publishing Program under the auspices of assistant professor Richard Sowienski, a 30-year publishing veteran, which included a five-year stint as managing editor of The Missouri Review. To submit, reply to BSRsubmissions@gmail.com with the genre of your work in the subject line and attach a Word document. In the body, please include a brief bio.

Deadline: Unspecified

Retreat Opportunity: 2016 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices

Lambda Literary is proud to announce details of the 2016 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, the nation’s premier LGBTQ writers workshop and residency. The Retreat will be held July 24-31, 2016 on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Applicants of the Retreat submit prose, poetry or theatrical manuscript pages that are evaluated for craft, creativity and originality. Twelve students per workshop are accepted into the competitive program where they spend the week working on their manuscripts, attending guest lectures led by publishing industry professionals, and participating in public readings in venues around Los Angeles. Ability to pay is in no way part of the decision-making process and scholarships are available. Lambda Writers Retreat Fellows have gone on to publish an impressive array of works.

Deadline: January 5th, 2016.

Employment Opportunity: Kumon Reading Tutor Position

Kumon is looking for reading tutors on weekday evenings and some weekend afternoons! Tutors will help and teach students reading and writing work; grade classwork, homework, and tests; and give feedback on each student's progress. 

Tutor Center hours: 3PM - 7PM Monday through Friday
                             10AM - 1PM Saturday

Hourly wage: $18.50

If interested, please email stephaniecieplinski@gmail.com!

Internship Opportunity: San Francisco Magazine

San Francisco Magazine is looking for a highly motivated intern to help produce our award-winning monthly city/regional magazine. Primary duties are fact-checking, research, and writing web content, with occasional opportunities for writing print stories and taking on more responsibilities. We cover a wide-range of subjects--politics, development, food, style, arts, travel--and interns have a rare opportunity to be exposed to the full of journalism. Interns get a first-hand look at magazine production through participation in editorial meetings and working with editors, and often help report service features. Attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and a dedication to journalism are important. Previous writing experience is required. Candidates should have solid reporting and research skills and be able to handle multiple deadlines at once. Must be a current student or enrolled in some form of educational course. This is an unpaid position; interns receive a freelance rate for all stories published in the magazine. We require a commitment of no less than 20 hours per week. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to apowell@modernluxury.com.

Call for Submissions: Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

Fiction Southwest is now accepting submissions for the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize. Entries should be approximately 1500 words or less. Submissions should be unpublished and in .RTF, .DOC, or .PDF format. Feel free to submit multiple stories, but do not submit one text document with multiple stories. Instead, please submit each story as a separate entry. Simultaneous submissions are welcome! There will be an entry fee of $10. 

Deadline: December 1st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Open Country Reading Series

The Open Country Reading Series was established in Missoula, Montana in 2014. It was co-founded by the poets Henrietta Goodman and Natalie Peeterse. Our mission is to support regional writers, musicians and artists by showcasing their work at the reading series and cultivating a culture of openness where they can connect and thrive. We also bring in artists from across the country and beyond to share their work. 

Open Country Reading Series is currently accepting poetry submissions for an anthology entitled: Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Poems After Federico Garcia Lorca. The goal of the anthology is to celebrate the vision of a great poet and celebrate the astounding talent of poets we know and admire. How does Lorca’s voice speak to you? Please submit a poem (2 page limit) to npeeterse@gmail.com as a Word or Google Doc. 

Deadline: December 1st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Mysterion Anthology

Mysterion is an anthology of Christian speculative fiction being assembled by the husband and wife team of Donald S. Crankshaw and Kristin Janz. We pay pro rates for quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes, or cosmology. We're looking for speculative stories--science fiction, fantasy, horror--with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology. 

Submissions for the next anthology will open on October 15th, 2015.

Deadline: December 25th, 2015. 


Employment Opportunity: Freelance Writing

South Bay Accent is looking for experienced freelance writers, preferably graduate students, for their upscale lifestyle magazine. The editorial content spans a wide range of topics, from people, culture and entertainment to health and wellness, travel and food—everything that makes living and working in the San Francisco South Bay an unparalleled delight.

Interested? Contact the advertising coordinator, Lorraine Gabbert, via email (info@southbayaccent.com). Must include your resume.


Program Opportunity: Clinton Global Initiative

Clinton Global Initiative will be held this year from April 1-3, 2016, at UC Berkeley. The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 student leaders to attend sessions, network with peers, and make Commitments to Action addressing some of world’s most pressing challenges. During the last day of the meeting, attendees will take part in a Day of Action in the local community. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities, over $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students to help them turn their ideas into action. 

Early Decision Deadline: October 16th, 2015.
Final Deadline: December 1st, 2015.

Call for Submissions: The Artifice

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to professors, and a bit of everyone in between. Click here to read about the submission process! It's all free!

Submissions are currently open.


Employment Opportunity: English Language Tutor - OneWorld Language Solutions

OneWorld Language's mission is to provide customized language training because we believe that everybody learns differently and everybody has different goals. Our teachers meet with the students for the first time, assess their level and discuss their goals. Based on that they create a lesson plan for the individual needs of the student. We have been very successful with this method and people appreciate the customized approach.

OneWorld is looking for a new instructor who could work with a family from Sweden. It is the father, the mother and three children. One of the kids is 7, the other two are 5 years old. The two younger ones will be taught in a group, everyone else will have individual classes. They are approved for 40 hours each. The mother and the father are quite fluent in English but need help with their accent, the children are beginner but they know a little bit.

Classes will be held at their home in Los Gatos.

These are some options for a possible schedule and they would like to have 1-2 sessions per week:

Christian (father): Thursdays between 8:30 and 11:00AM

Jenny (mother): early mornings 7:00 - 8:30AM or after 5PM (flexible regarding days)

Hanna & Louise (both 5):
Mon/Tue 12:30 - 2PM
Mon 3:30 - 5PM
Thurs 3:30 - 5PM
Fri 3 - 4PM

Matilda (7):
Mon 3:30 - 5PM
Thu 3:30 - 5PM
Fri 3 - 4PM

OneWorld pays $35.00 per hour for this initial assignment. All of the instructors have independent contracts with us and they get paid twice a month by check.

For more information please contact the OneWorld Training Manager here.

Click here to find out more about OneWorld Language Solutions.

Call for Submissions: Tract

Tract is a new literary zine published in Oakland. They are interested in writing as an activity that immerses us in the world and its mystery. Two types of work will get published: pieces based on Objects, and pieces based on Moments. Your submitted work can be poetry, prose, sentimental, mundane, surreal -- take it where you please.

Deadline: November 1st, 2015.


Employment Opportunity: Babysitter (Long-term)

A Lafayette family is looking for a babysitter/Mommy's helper for their two children (4 & 2 years old) a few days a week. Approximate hours would be 5:30-7:30 weekday evenings and would include helping the children eat dinner, do preschool homework, and get ready for bed. The family is hoping to find someone long-term (at least through the semester, but if possible through the year). They are flexible on what days they would need help.

Anyone interested should contact Bhargavi (the mother) at 925-900-8650.

Call for Submissions: The Monthly

The Monthly is a Berkeley-focused magazine published by the folks and publishers of Oakland Magazine. They are accepting personal essays (nonfiction, first-person prose) of up to 900 words for possible publication in the upcoming winter literary issue. 

The theme: interpret “If I won the lottery” in any way that resonates for you. A distinct, compelling voice is what they're after, along with writing that is specific and personal. As a regional magazine, The Monthly will prioritize submissions from those who live or work in the East Bay. To submit, paste your essay into your email to editorial@themonthly.com and also attach it as a Word document. No exceptions: Include your name, email, address, and phone number in the body of your email and at the top of your essay. 

Deadline: October 23rd, 2015.


Call for Submissions: 580 Split

580 Split is an annual journal of arts and literature published by graduate students of the English Department at Mills College in Oakland, CA. This national literary journal is interested in stories, essays, poems, and visual arts submissions that speak to the idea of Transcendence. The 18th annual journal: Transcendence will be published in Spring 2016.

Deadline: November 15th, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Tammy

Tammy, a print journal of poetry and prose, is pleased to announce the opening of the reading period for our seventh issue. We're eager to read fiction, microfiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual poetics, and genre-bending forms through December 1. Tammy is edited by JoAnna Novak, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, and Thomas Cook; since 2009, we have been publishing writing from the esteemed fringes and unguarded egresses of American letters. Previous contributors include Diane Williams, Lydia Davis, Ander Monson, Alice Notley, Anthony Madrid, Zach Savich, Emily Hunt, and Benjamin Hale.

Deadline: December 1st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Saints and Sinners LGBT Literary Festival Writing Contest

Now open for submissions! Grand prize: $500; complementary registration to 2016 Saints and Sinners; VIP Pass to the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival; publication in anthology New Fiction from the Festival; invitation to read at Book Launch party. This year's judge is Ellen Hart.

 Deadline: October 1st, 2015.

Call for Submissions: The Masters Review—Fall Fiction Contest with Jeff VanderMeer

The winning story will receive $2000 and publication on the site. Second and third place stories will receive $200 and $100, publication, and all story winners will receive a letter from Jeff and Ann about their piece, and why it was chosen. 15 Finalists will be recognized online and have their stories read by the VanderMeers. Learn more about the prize and submit today!

Deadline: October 31st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: NANO Fiction Queer Issue

NANO Fiction is looking for the best, brightest, and queerest fictions for our spring 2016 issue. As always, we want short, beautiful, and compelling work. And for this issue we want all that and more. Representation matters. We want flash fiction that deals in the breadth of LGBTQIA experience, and work that combats typical erasures.

Deadline: October 1st, 2015.


Retreat Opportunity: Northern California Writers' Retreat

Writing can be a very solitary process. We understand. That's why we created the Northern California Writers' Retreat, a place for emerging voices in fiction to have the space and time to write within a community of similarly motivated artists. In addition to enjoying ample dedicated writing time, you'll also be invited to participate in select workshops and receive feedback from fellow retreat members. Our goal is that by the time you leave our sanctuay in the redwoods, you will feels as though you are a part of a vibrant comunity of promising writers with serious publishing ambitions. (This retreat is run by Chelsea Lindman in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Sequoia Retreat Center.)

Deadline: December 1st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: The Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction

The University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and the University of Iowa Press are pleased to announce a new annual prize for literary nonfiction. The winner of The Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction will be announced in spring 2016. Submissions must be book length (at least 40,000 words but no longer than 90,000) and can be either a collection or a long-form manuscript. Both published and previously unpublished authors will be considered, with the winner being awarded a publishing contract with th University of Iowa Press.

Deadline: December 10th, 2015.


Residency Opportunity: Hub City Writers

Hub City Writers Project offers three residencies per year in a furnished, two-bedroom cottage in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Applications for the winter residency are now being accepted. Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend ($150/week); the program is open to emerging writers in the U.S. who have completed a degree in creative writing within the past five years or are currently pursuing a graduate degree in writing.

Deadline: October 15th, 2015.


Call for Submissions: The Miami University Press Novella Prize

The Miami University Press is now accepting submissions through Oct. 15th for the 2016 Novella Prize. Submissions must be between 18,000 and 40,000 words and require a $25 reading fee. The Novella Prize winner is offered $750 againt royalties, a standard contract, publication, and ten copies of the book. All entrants receive a copy of the winning book.

Deadline: October 15th, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Best American Experimental Writing (BAX)

Best American Experimental Writing 2016 is currently accepting unsolicited submissions. The anthology will be published by Wesleyan University Press next fall, and fully 20% of the 2016 edition (as is the case every year) will be comprised of unsolicited works, selected blind by the series co-editors, Jesse Damiani and Seth Abramson, and this year's guest editors, Tracie Morris and Charles Bernstein. Please read submission guidelines via Wesleyan Press. 

Deadline: November 1st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Outrageous Fortune

 Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine is currently accepting submisions for their first annual publication of the year. Outrageous Fortune accepts all areas of work, including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word. Each semester, they look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography, and poetry.

Deadline: November 20th, 2015.


Call for Submissions: The Missouri Review

Not just any contest! The Missouri Review is accepting submissions for the 25th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize in Fiction, Essay, and Poetry. Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series.

For more information on how to submit, click here.

Deadline: October 1st, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Barely South Review

Barely South Review, the online literary journal out of Old Dominion University's MFA program, is open for submissions for our Fall 2015 Issue, and we encourage submissions from students and faculty in your program. We accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. 

For more information on how to submit, click here.

Deadline: November 30th, 2015

Employment Opportunity: Los Medanos College

Lost Medanos College is currently seeking graduate students for writing consulting positions in the Reading and Writing Center.

Job duties include:

  • Maintain attendance and enrollment records of assigned class or laboratory.
  • Suggest appropriate learning materials to be used by students, in accordance with instructor’s approval.
  • Provide basic tutoring in subject area
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

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


Fellowship Opportunity: The Vermont Studio Center

The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 40+ fellowship awards for visual artists and writers.

  • 4 Windgate Craft Artist Fellowships for visual artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood (includes $1000 stipend)
  • 4 Clowes Fund Fellowships, one each for visual artists living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana and Washington (includes a $400 travel stipend)
  • 3 James Merrill Poetry Fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need (includes $500 stipend)
  • 1 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC (includes $1,500 stipend)
  • 1 Civil Society Institute Fellowship for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need (includes $500 travel stipend)

Plus Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, the Vermont College of Fine Arts Fellowship, the Artist’s Resource Trust Fellowship, and 25 VSC Fellowships!

For a complete list of available fellowships and eligibility requirements, click here.

You can apply online here.

Deadline: October 1, 2015


Internship Opportunity: Kepler's Books/Peninsula Arts & Letters

Kepler's Books/Peninsula Arts & Letters in Menlo Park, is interested in hiring 2-3 interns to help with programming and to learn the business of arts management. This is a rare opportunity to get paid while earning credits toward your masters degree.

Paid internships for MFA students at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park. 5-6 hours a week, $13 per hour.

  • Lead weekly creative writing workshop (2 hours per week)
  • Brand, market, and promote the creative writing workshop
  • Social media projects, including mini-author interviews and "very short book review" videos
  • Event assistance: set up, breakdown, signing line, author introductions, etc.

For more information on Kepler's Books/Peninsula Arts and letters, click here.

Please email nicole@keplers.com to schedule an interview.


Call for Submissions: The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Restless Books, an independent publisher of international literature based in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce a new $10,000 writing prize for first-generation American authors.

Immigration is at the forefront of our national conversation like never before. Amongst all the rhetoric and noise, it can be difficult to hear the voices of those who may have a much richer story to tell: the immigrants themselves. Their stories have always been an essential component of the nation’s cultural consciousness, from Isaac Bashevis Singer to Jhumpa Lahiri, from Jacob Riis to Maxine Hong Kingston, expanding our sense of what it means to be American. In these contentious times, it’s more important than ever to take a brave, empathetic leap into the lives of others, and hear what they have to say.

Our publisher, Ilan Stavans (a Mexican-American immigrant himself), created the Prize in order to foster emerging writers of sharp, culture-straddling writing that addresses American identity in a global age. It will be an annual prize that alternates between fiction and nonfiction, beginning with fiction this year.

For more information on this opportunity, click here.

Deadline: December 31, 2015


Internship Opportunity: Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center

Since 1974 Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center (SPT) has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s innovative writing scene, bringing together readers, writers, and independent presses. Our mission is to provide a continuum of support for experimental writing, paying particular attention to underserved writers and those that identify as women, LBGTQ and people of color.

We are seeking a Marketing Intern to help tell the story of this unique organization. The Marketing Intern will work collaboratively with the Director to create a variety of content for SPT’s online digital media platforms. The internship provides experience in communicating with diverse arts audiences, while helping shape the institutional online voice for one of experimental writing’s longest running organizations. Applicants should have a strong, self-motivated interest in new media publishing, social media platforms & practices, and an active interest in the arts. This position is unpaid, 5 hours a week, 6 month commitment preferred. Candidate need not be local to the Bay Area.

Send your resume and a brief summary outlining your interest in interning at SPT — along with any links to your own social media relevant to this internship — in the body of an email to smallpresstraffic@gmail.com


Employment Opportunity: Frog Tutoring

At Frog Tutoring we provide one on one private tutoring to students in the community (K-12 & College). The new semester is upon us, and we are looking to hire more tutors to continue working with students in the community.

Why Work For Frog Tutoring?

         i.      Great Pay - Minimum of $30 per session.

         ii.     Flexibility

                    1.       Tutors will choose which grade levels and subjects to tutor.

                    2.       Tutors will create their own work schedule.

                    3.       Tutors can work as many hours as they like.

         iii.    Driving Compensation

                    Depending on the distance, tutors will be compensated for driving over a certain  mileage.

         iv.    Bonuses

                    Tutors who constantly receive high tutor rankings will be eligible for periodic bonuses.

         v.     Incentives & Acknowledgement - (Hard work does not go unnoticed!!!)

                    Every month the Regional Coordinator from each region will submit one tutor to be selected as the tutor of the month.

To learn more information about Frog Tutoring, click here.

Anyone interested in applying for the tutor position should submit his or her application and unofficial transcript here.


Call for Submissions: The James Franco Review

The James Franco Review is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Editors rotate every two months and all submissions are read blindly. Current editors are Oliver de la Paz (poetry), Gabrielle Bellot (Fiction), and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo (nonfiction).

The James Franco Review is visibility of underrepresented and misrepresented artists. It's also an experiment where we are testing:

  • What happens when writers' work is read through an anonymous submission system?
  • What happens when editors change every two months, when there are no intermediary readers, and everything is chosen by the genre editor?

Our hope is that the experiment will result in a diversity of literature and of writers.

What we are looking for:

The story, poem, or essay that you wrote that you believe in the most, or that hasn’t found the right home. We aren’t looking for work that imitates James Franco’s work or satirizes—writers need not be so cruel. Think of this as the open door where who you are, where you studied, where you’ve been published doesn’t matter. If the guest editor likes your piece, they’ll take it, and if they don’t like it remember that it’s subjective and keep writing.

Please see our website for submission guidelines.

Poetry: Submit 3 to 5 poems at a time. Your submissions document should not exceed 8 pages.

Prose: Submit only one story or essay at a time no longer than 8,000 words. Please put the word count on the title page.

For this issue, our fiction editor has a special call:

For Issue 5, I'm looking for fiction about boundaries--stories that push boundaries, that investigate where boundaries are, that show what it's like to live on the edges or margins or in an in-between space. These boundaries can be almost anything: sexuality, gender identity, nationality, race, class, politics--or even literary form, meaning that I'm also willing to look at more experimental work that pushes at the borders of what we call fiction. Send me the work of yours you love, but might have been afraid to send somewhere else.

For more information about The James Franco Review and submission guidelines, click here.

Click here to submit your work.


Employment Opportunity: SOMArts - Event and Support Services Administrator

The Event & Support Services Administrator facilitates access to SOMArts facility and support services, provided at below-market rates to over 100 non-profits and other cultural producers annually through SOMArts’ Affordable Space Program and Neighborhood Arts Services Program. A wide range of arts and culture sector nonprofits and other cultural producers utilize SOMArts space and support for student showcases, art auctions, exhibitions, performances, classes, as well as outdoor fairs and festivals.

SOMArts’ 26,190 sq. ft. facility includes a dance studio, two classrooms, a darkroom, a printmaking studio, a theater, two galleries, and a community garden/patio performance space. SOMArts also maintains an alternative location housing staging and equipment used in the Neighborhood Arts Services program.

Click here for more information.


Employment Opportunity: California Academy of Sciences - Program Coordinator - Youth Programs

This entry level position reports to the Senior Manager of Youth Programs. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in the delivery and planning of programs that serve middle school and high school youth. This involves supporting youth as they deliver public floor programs and as they design programs and exhibits and science research. The Program Coordinator will also help supervise and support youth in team building, science field work, team building activities, and off-site field trips. The Program Coordinator will provide youth development and mentorship of Careers in Science interns and TASC Force volunteers, event and trip planning, and assistance with administrative tasks. This full-time position is benefits eligible with entry-level pay.

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


Call for Submissions: The Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction

The University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and the University of Iowa Press are pleased to announce a new annual prize for literary nonfiction. The announcement of the winner will be made in spring of 2016. Submissions must be book length (at least 40,000 words but no longer than 90,000) and can be either a collection or a long-form manuscript. Both published and previously unpublished authors will be considered, with the winner being awarded a publishing contract with the University of Iowa Press.

For more information on the opportunity, click here.

Deadline: December 10, 2015

Call for Submissions: Arcadia Nonfiction Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Arcadia is given annually for a work of nonfiction. Submit an essay, memoir, or other piece of creative nonfiction of less than 8,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between May 15 and August 15. All entries will be considered for publication in Arcadia, and all finalists will receive a copy of the spring issue. The editors will judge and a winner will be announced in September.

We're looking for the best in literary nonfiction, which we believe can take a variety of forms, including essays, memoir, lists, letters, as well as forms we haven’t thought of yet. We are simply looking for precise writing that tells something true.

You can submit to this contest by clicking here.

Deadline: August 15, 2015


Residency Opportunity: Sundress Academy for the Arts

Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one's own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.

The length of a residency can run from one week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our winter residency period, which runs from November 30th to January 31st as well as our spring residency period, which runs from February 1st to May 29th. The deadline for winter residencies is September 15th, 2015, while the deadline for spring residencies is November 15th, 2015.

Fellowships are available for graduate students during the winter residency period.

Scholarships available for graduate students and LGBTQ writers.

Application fees are $25, or $15 for current students with student e-mail address.

Click here for more information about this residency opportunity and Sundress Academy for the Arts.

Deadline for winter residencies: September 15, 2015

Deadline for spring residencies: November 15, 2015


Fellowship Opportunity: The Kenyon Review

In 2012, The Kenyon Review welcomed the first of its KR Fellows. This initiative was inspired by the great tradition of Kenyon Review literary fellowships awarded in the 1950s to writers such as Flannery O’Connor and W.S. Merwin in their formative years. These fellowships represent a significant fulfillment of one aspect of our continuing mission: to recognize, publish, and support extraordinary authors in the early stages of their careers. We believe that after two years, these KR Fellows will be more mature and sophisticated writers, teachers, and editors. As a result, they will be extremely attractive candidates for academic positions as well as for significant publishing opportunities.

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 $33,800 stipend, plus health benefits.

For more information on this fellowship opportunity, click here.

Deadline: September 15, 2015

Summer 2015 

Internship Opportunity: SMC Support for the Arts Graduate Internship

We are seeking a highly motivated graduate intern to work on all aspects of the Support for the Arts Initiative.  Primary tasks include work related to the design, implementation, and analysis of a new engagement model for the Arts based on the development of marketing to support loyalty, connection, and philanthropic participation. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, graduate interns become integral members of the Saint Mary’s College of California Advancement and the Arts Initiative team. Graduate interns are expected to participate in the arts and culture activities on campus and beyond, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts and cultural leaders.  Initial task will focus on creating accurate and positive impressions of SMC arts in the public, especially among donors and within funding communities.


  • Assist with marketing and public relation campaigns, direct mail marketing, online calendar postings, blogging, and community outreach.
  • Assist with regular maintenance of the Arts @ SMC website, media monitoring, compiling calendars and contact lists, and drafting weekly emails, bi-monthly arts newsletter and calendar listings.
  • Support Development staff in carrying out annual giving campaign
  • Advocates for giving to the Arts Initiative
  • Assist with planning and execution of cultivation and engagement events
  • Other projects as needed (support may include work on the annual funding, events and research)
  • Collaborate on donor communication
  • Collaborate with on-line communication and mailings


  • Demonstrated interest in fund-development for the Arts field
  • Energetic and personable
  • Excellent people skills
  • Previous office experience
  • Computer and database experience
  • Database management skills preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required, including; Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Photoshop, Quark or other layout/design software experience a plus
  • Must be resourceful and have excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail and flexibility are imperative
  • Must be reliable and able to see a project through from start to finish, as well as have the availability to commit to a weekly schedule with a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication is essential, including the ability to write for different audiences (blogs, online listings, email communications)
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and etiquette (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter)


Semester Long (September 2015 – December 2015)

10 Hours per Week

Office: Advancement at Rheem Campus

Address: 380 Moraga Road (formerly 375 Rheem Blvd), Moraga, CA 94556-1541

Contact Natalia Mount for more information.


Employment Opportunity: The Sun Magazine

An Associate Editor is needed at The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine in its forty-second year of publication. This full-time position is based in our editorial office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The Associate Editor actively solicits new writing for the magazine and works closely with authors on revising and editing their work for publication. The Associate Editor also reads and evaluates submissions and helps shape the long-term editorial direction of the magazine.

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


Fellowship Opportunity: Stadler Fellowships

Initiated in 1998, Stadler Fellowships offer a recent MFA (or creative writing MA) graduate in poetry the opportunity to receive professional training in arts administration and literary editing. Stadler Fellowships are designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems. Stadler Fellows assist for twenty hours each week in the administration of the Stadler Center for Poetry and/or in the editing of West Branch, Bucknell's nationally distinguished literary journal. Fellows also work as staff members and instructors in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June. The Fellowship stipend is $20,000. In addition, each Fellow is provided health insurance, office space in the Stadler Center, and housing. Depending on circumstances, Fellows are either housed in a furnished apartment in the Poet's Cottage or provided with a stipend to seek housing on their own in Lewisburg.

This year, the Stadler Center will select one Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year. The Fellowship will extend from August 2016 through June 2017. For guidelines and to submit an application, click here

Deadline: October 1, 2015


Workshop Opportunity - University Press Books' Community Workshop in Fiction with Dinika Amaral

A “good” story gets across 100% of the author’s message to the reader. This intensive five-week fiction-writing workshop will explore strategies on how to achieve such a story. Writers will learn character, dialogue, voice, style, plotting, and description in fiction. They will become competent readers—learning how to read not as readers but as writers—and ruthless editors. While there will be some craft—10-12 minutes each class analyzing various short stories and important movie openings—the focus of the workshop will be discussions of writers’ short stories/novel excerpts. Everyone will be workshopped twice. For their second time, in the spirit of Hemingway’s philosophy that "all first drafts are shit," writers will be encouraged to submit re-writes. “Good” appears in quotes at the beginning of this course description because it is always relative. A matter of opinion. Routinely, the expertise of the one opining is challenged by the new story before them. However, the craft strategies of this workshop will bring writers closer to this ideal: 100% of the author’s vision on the page being received 100% by the reader.

This Fiction Workshop will consist of five 2.5 hour sessions, one per week, held on Tuesdays from 7 – 9:30 pm.  There is a $250 fee to participate, which will cover any handouts or texts designed by Dinika.  Since space is limited, admission to the workshop will be submission-based, with a cap at nine participants.  To apply, please send a short portfolio of writing (5-15 pages), along with your name, contact information, and a brief statement of why you’d like to participate in the workshop to outreach@universitypressbooks.com

Deadline: June 23, 2015

Headlands Center for the Arts Residency in Sausalito, CA. Deadline June 5, 2015.

Headlands Center for the Arts offers residencies of 4 to 10 weeks from March to November to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands outside San Francisco. Residents are provided with a $500 monthly stipend, lodging, work space, and five meals per week. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. For residencies in 2016, submit a writing sample of up to 20 pages of poetry or 30 pages of prose, a letter of interest, a résumé, and a list of three references with a $45 application fee by June 5. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Ft. Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965. (415) 331-2787, ext. 24. Holly Blake, Residency Manager. hblake@headlands.org

Bard Fiction Prize (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) - Details: writer-in-residence appointment for one semester at Bard College (no teaching); for a fiction writer under 40 with one book published; $30,000 stipend.  Deadline: June 15, 2015 for 2016 

Vermont Studio Centers. 50+ Fellowships with June 15, 2015 deadline.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence Program. We’ve partnered with the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community to offer a four-week residency with a $2,000 stipend to writers interested in staying and teaching in Fort Lyon, Colorado this fall. The residency requires 10 hours per week of leading small workshops for homeless veterans. The application fee is $10, and the deadline to apply has just been extended to June 15, 2015. This residency would be perfect for a recent MFA graduate and/or a member of the faculty.

Caldera offers month long residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. Caldera provides writers with a private cottage with a sleeping loft and kitchenette, and one community meal per week. There is no residency fee, but writers are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Participation in a public outreach activity, such as giving a reading or facilitating a workshop, is encouraged of each resident. Using the online submission system, submit 10 poems, a novel chapter, a short story, or an essay of up to 20 pages, a project description, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation with a $35 application fee by June 15 deadline. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. Caldera, Artist in Residence Program, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759. (541) 610-9662. Elizabeth Quinn, Artist in Residence Manager. elizabeth.quinn@calderaarts.org


Lanesboro Arts Center  The Lanesboro Art Center offered two- to four-week residencies from November through May to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Lanesboro, Minnesota, approximately 120 miles southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the valley of the Root River. Residents were provided with lodging, work space, and a stipend of up to $625 per week. Writers submitted five copies of up to 10 pages of poetry or prose, a project proposal, a letter of recommendation (sent directly to Lanesboro by the reference), and a resumé by June 30 deadline. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program, P.O. Box 152, Lanesboro, MN 55949. (507) 467-2446. Sara Decker, Contact. info@lanesboroarts.org


Other Fellowship Opportunities

Poets & Writers Galen Williams Fellowship Program - Fellows begin in September and work twenty hours per week through June. For 2015-16, The Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Online Editorial Fellow and The Raab Editorial Fellow will work in positions in the P&W New York City headquarters and the McCrindle Readings & Workshops Fellow will work the P&W satellite office in Los Angeles. Please read each job description carefully and submit an application. You may apply for more than one posiiton but must submit separate applications.

Deadline: June 26, 2015, click on the highlighted links above for more information.

Princeton University Hodder Fellowship
(Princeton, NJ) - Details: Writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University for 1 academic year (with no teaching). Candidates have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts.” Most successful Fellows have published a first book. $75,000 stipend.  Deadline: Applications will reopen for the next fellowship application cycle in July 2015.

Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Winter Fellowship (Provincetown, MA) - Details: 1 year, Oct-May with other artists; ~$650/month stipend and place to live. Deadline: Dec. 1

Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) - Details: 2 years with other writers; $26,000 per year, plus tuition and health insurance; workshop twice weekly; opportunities to teach at Stanford for more income. Deadline:  Most likely Dec. 1, 2015 for Fall 2016 – Spring 2018 

Bennett Fellowship at Exeter (Exeter, NH) - Details: $13,650 stipend plus housing and meals; no teaching, but writer is informally available to help students with their writing.  Look for the ad in Poets & Writers or the AWP Listings for updated listing. Deadline: Dec. 1

The Kenyon Review Fellowships (Gambier, OH) - Details: 2 years, teaching 1 class/year and working on The Kenyon Review; $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits; must have completed MFA already, in the last 6 years, and have teaching experience.  Deadline: Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015


Other Residency Opportunities

Yaddo. Deadline January 1, for residencies starting May 1 of the same year, through February of the following year; August 1, for residencies starting late October of the same year through May of the following year. The application portal opens June 1 for the August 1 deadline and November 1 for the January 1 deadline. There is no fee for residency. Yaddo's nonrefundable application fee is $30, to which is added a fee for media uploads ranging from $5 to $10, depending on the discipline. Application fees must be paid by credit card.

Jentel.  Winter/Spring Residency (January 15 - May 13): September 15th application deadline. Monthly stipend of $400. $23 application fee.

UCross. Application deadlines are March 1 for Fall Session, which runs from August through the first Friday in December, and October 1 for Spring Session, which runs from March through the first Friday in June.  Residencies vary in length from two to six weeks. Applications are only accepted by online submission. There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee.  There is no fee for a residency.

MacDowell Colony. The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. Winter/Spring 2016 Deadline: September 15, 2015. Residencies: Feb 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016. Accepting Applications: July 15 - September 15, 2015

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.  Deadline is May 2, 2016. NSF provides NO funding.

Art342 ART342 offered 6- and 14-week residencies from mid-May to mid-December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers alongside the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Fort Collins, Colorado, approximately 60 miles north of Denver. Residents were provided with a private room, work space, and a stipend of $100 a week, but were responsible for their own transportation and meals. Using the online submission system, writers submitted 10 to 20 pages of poetry or prose, a curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and names and contact information for two references with a $30 application fee by February 1 deadline. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines. ART342, 342 West Douglas Road, Fort Collins, CO 80524. info@ART324.org


Conference and Scholarship: Slice Writers' Conference 2015

Slice Magazine Literary’s fifth annual writers' conference will take place on September 12 and 13 in downtown Brooklyn. Their panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, dialogue, characterization, poetry, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss crucial steps to help launch a writer's career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer's professional journey. They invite leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book (and what writers can do to help them get there).
There are student scholarship Deadline: July 1, 2015
For more information and how to register/apply click here


Call for Submissions: Hawaii Review Fall 2015 Issue

The University of Hawaii's literary journal, Hawaii Review, is accepting submissions for their Fall 2015 issue.  The theme is "Literature of Crime" and they are looking for any interpretation of crime from obsessions and crime of passion to traditional noir stories.  For more information and how to submit click here.

Deadline: August 2, 2015


Call for Submissions: Arcadia Journal Nonfiction Contest 2015

A prize of $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Arcadia is given annually for a work of nonfiction. Submit an essay, memoir, or other piece of creative nonfiction of less than 8,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between May 15 and August 15. All entries will be considered for publication in Arcadia, and all finalists will receive a copy of the spring issue. The editors will judge and a winner will be announced in September.

For more details and how to submit click here

Deadline: August 15, 2015 


Call for Submissions: NANO 2015 Fiction Prize

The Seventh Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $1000 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in mid-September. This year’s contest will be judged by Amber Sparks. 

For more information and how to submit click here

Deadline: September 1, 2015.


Call for Submissions: Marguerite McGlinn 2015 Prize for Fiction

The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is an annual national short fiction contest. The prize includes a $2,000 first place cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College on Friday, October 9, 2015; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. The winning stories will appear in the Fall 2015 issue of Philadelphia Stories

For more information and to submit your writing, please click here

Deadline: June 15, 2015


Contest Submission - Stoneslide Media Story Contest

Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. First prize is $3,000. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor, and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by the editors. For more information and to submit click here.
Deadline: June 21, 2015

Contest Submissions - International Short Story Award

The Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition in memory of one of Ireland’s most accomplished story writers and theorists. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (23 - 26 September 2015).  

The competition, run by the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, is currently open for submissions. Winners will be published in a journal which has previously showcased Haruki Murakami, Mary Leland, Colm Tóibín, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, James Lasdun and Danielle McLaughlin amongst many other respected writers. The winner of the first prize will receive €2,000 (*approx $2153/£1431 in April 2015), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's RetreatSecond Prize is €500 and publication in Southword. Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of €120. *Currency exchange amounts via XE.com, calculated April 2015.

For guidelines and how to submit click here.

Deadline: July 31, 2015 and this year's judge is Danielle McLaughlin, author of ‘The Dinosaurs on Other Planets’ (The Stinging Fly Press).


Job Opportunity (Wassaic, NY) - Residency Director Wassaic Artist Residency

The Wassaic Artist Residency is seeking a dynamic and professional individual to manage and coordinate its year round residency program in Wassaic, NY. 
For more information and how to apply click here.
Deadline: June 20, 2015 


Residency - Sundress Academy for the Arts Fall Residency (Knoxville, TN)

Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for short-term artists' residencies in creative writing, visual art, film/theater, music, and more. Each residency includes a room of one's own, access to a communal kitchen, bathroom, office, and living space, plus wireless internet and cable.
The length of a residency can run from one to week to two months. SAFTA is currently accepting applications for our summer residency period, which runs from September 1st to November 30th, 2015.
Application fees are normally $25, but current students who apply with a valid student e-mail address only pay $15.
Deadline: June 30th, 2015.


Job Opportunity (online startup) - Short Story Flash Fiction Writer

Get Paid To Write Fiction For A Mobile Startup


This is your chance to write short stories that are read by millions of people around the world.

They are a mobile storytelling startup looking for great "flash fiction" short stories to launch in our first app.

They’ve developed an innovative new format for storytelling on mobile, and we're interested in licensing engaging short stories to feature within the app.

Their team has previously launched several Top 10 iPhone apps that have reached over 150 million downloads.

With our latest endeavor, Telepathic, they’re creating “stories for the Snapchat generation”. They're currently in stealth mode, but they would be happy discuss details privately.


We're looking for passionate authors who have written awesome short stories in the past. A great writing sample is the only requirement.


They will give you a very specific (non-standard) format in which you must tell your story. Stories should be around 1,000 words. They'll ask you to submit your story to us for evaluation. If it's a fit for the audience, they’ll send you a licensing agreement. 

They’re looking for stories in the following genres: mystery / thriller, sci-fi / fantasy, paranormal, young adult, romance, humor and horror.


You will be paid a flat fee for each story we license, and you will also receive writing credit in the app. You may submit as many stories as you'd like.


Please send a writing sample to our Director of Content, Esha Gupta, at esha@telepathic.tv, and she will respond with detailed story submission guidelines.


The founders are Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia. We're a wife-and-husband team who have done several startups together in the past. 

You can read more about the journey that led us to founding a storytelling startup in this recent piece we wrote for Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/13235619/prerna-gupta-songify-got-rid-of-possessions-lived-as-nomad/


Job Opportunity (part-time) - Test Prep Instructor

Sherwood Test Prep is seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE and SAT classes.  These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays.  They seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. For more information click here.


• 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, or SAT.

• Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, discussion, etc. 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 Sunday Commitment: They seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive Sundays 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 6 hours per weekend.

If interested, please send (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: employment@sherwoodtest.com  Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.


Job Opportunity (Los Angeles) - Administrative Coordinator

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, located in Los Angeles that seeks to further Kelley’s philanthropic work through grants for innovative arts projects that reflect his multifaceted artistic practice.  The Foundation also preserves the artist’s legacy more broadly and advances the understanding of his life and creative achievements.

The Administrative Coordinator is a key position and is ideally suited for an individual interested in a career in the non-profit sector. The overall duties of the coordinator are to assist and manage all aspects of office administration and provide assistance and support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff. The job will provide exposure to a range of leaders in the arts and training in nonprofit management – from clerical functions and budgeting to grants administration. 
For more information and how to apply click here
Deadline: June 15, 2015 


Contest Fiction Submission- The Masters Review

The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers open till July 15 winner will get $2000 and publication. Second and third place stories will be paid $200 and $100 respectively and considered for publication. No guidelines. Just your best writing under 6000 words. If you haven't published a novel, you qualify.

Deadline: July 15, For more guidelines and to submit click here.


Call for Submissions: The 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize

In honor of its 10th anniversary, we're doubling down: The annual Rattle Poetry Prize now offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2014 we published 22 poems that had been submitted to the contest from almost 3,000 entries.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and now a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we've designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.

For more information about this opportunity, including submission guidelines click here.

Deadline: July 15, 2015


Call for Submissions: White Stag Publishing

We want writing about writing; techniques, styles, literary epochs, famous authors, pieces of literature, & literary characters. We are extending “the art of poetry” to the art of all writing forms & will not only be accepting Poetry, but Prose & Creative Non-Fiction as well.

Please send us your Baudelaire opium nightmares, your space hero Franco poems, your drunken Gatsby parodies, your creative essays on epochs & how cheese deeply affected the Romantic era. We’ve seen hundreds of pieces about writing, writers, & literature so please be creative. Think outside of the book.

For more information, please click here.
Deadline: July 19, 2015


Call for Submissions: Carbon Culture Poetry Film Prize

We want to integrate film and literary culture. Carbon Culture will award a $1,000.00 prize for the best poetry film using the complete text of John Gosslee’s poem “Portrait of an Inner Life.” The winning entry will receive $1,000.00. The top five entries will receive high-profile placements across a number of networks, note in a one page ad alongside honorable mentions in our newsstand print and device editions. All entries are considered for sponsored entry to our list of film festivals and poetry film festivals.

For more information on this contest click here.

Deadline: January 1, 2016


Call for Submissions - Brooklyn Poets Anthology

In partnership with Brooklyn Poets, Brooklyn Arts Press is proud to announce a call for submissions to our  Brooklyn Poets Anthology. We hope to celebrate our borough's diverse and spirited poetry community with an exciting new book featuring work from an array of talent.


• You must currently reside in Brooklyn or have a significant connection to the borough (i.e. you were born & raised here or lived here a decade or longer) 

• Submit 3-5 poems (10 pgs max), published or unpublished. Confirm that you own the rights for all previously published work

• Include a cover letter containing name, address, phone, email, bio, publication info for submissions, and the neighborhood of Brooklyn where you reside (or did reside)
Deadline: August 30, 2015


Call for Submissions: The Caterpillar Magazine

The Caterpillar Magazine is announcing its inaugural Caterpillar Short Story prize for a short story written by an adult for children aged 7-11.

Deadline30 September 2015 

Please click here for more details.


Residency Opportunity: Writer's House

The Writers House offers three residencies per year in an historic cottage in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a college degree in creative writing within the past five years or are pursuing a graduate degree in writing. Residents receive lodging, utilities, and a stipend; they are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Our residencies include a community service component of 15 weeks with the Hub City Writers Project, and offer a stipend of $150 a week.

• A 15-week winter/spring residency from Jan. 11, 2016 to April 22, 2016

For more information, please click here.
Deadline: October 15, 2015


Call for Submissions: The Oklahoma Review

The Oklahoma Review, an online journal published by the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Cameron University. The Oklahoma Review will be accepting submissions for their Fall Issue in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from August 1st until October 15th 2015. Submissions may be sent via email. Guidelines may be found here


Membership Opportunity: AWP Membership

Now through June 30, 2015, graduating students are eligible to continue membership with AWP at the deeply discounted student rate of just $45. An individual membership is a meaningful way to start your next chapter as a writer.
We’ll help them you connected with your community of writers. You’ll benefit from a continued subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle and receive access to all of the members-only content on our website, including the AWP Job List and Writers’ Calendar. You'll also be eligible to apply to our new Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and receive discounts on AWP conference registration and Award Series entry fees. Join online today. We extend this special offer to all recent graduates (PhD, MFA, MA, two- and four-year creative writing programs). To benefit from the discount,  enter the code MFA15 + the name of your school (i.e., MFA15 George Mason University) and select the $45 student rate at checkout.


Employment Opportunity: Tikkun is hiring!

Tikkun is hiring a new managing editor!

To flourish here, you must be at once a big-picture person and a details person, a news maven and a media activist, a hard-nosed diplomat and an empathetic mentor. In this role you are responsible for producing all of Tikkun’s editorial content from start to finish, from the initial story idea brainstorm to the meticulous proofing of the final layout. You work under the supervision of Tikkun’s founder, Rabbi Michael Lerner, coordinate closely with Duke University Press (Tikkun’s publisher), and manage multiple volunteers, but most of your own work is self-directed. Our staff is tiny, so the managing editor also serves as commissioning editor, developmental editor, copy-editor, web editor, art director, volunteer coordinator, and social media director.

For more information, please click here.


Call for Submissions: Front Porch Commons

Front Porch Commons, a project of CLMP, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (formerly the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses), provides a virtual space for sharing that's produced by and for you — be a part of it! We will welcome comments, articles, essays and blog posts from all who participate in or are interested in independent literary publishing — that includes publishers, authors, readers, librarians, educators, historians, booksellers and all who care about our community. Topics for pieces to submit are up to you.

Feel free to send us queries or pitches, or go ahead and send us a full piece. We will publish all submissions, as long as they are opinions, thought pieces, or commentary related to independent literary publishing, and that they are not personal attacks, previously published, or promotional material.

For more information, please click here.


Call for Submissions: Melted Wing

Melted Wing is a brand new online journal discussing themes of suicide, desperation, and other dark places. While Melted Wing will delve into these issues through journalism, prose, poetry, and fine art, Melted Wing will not  enable, glorify, display, or otherwise support bodily and psychological harm. Melted Wing seeks a community of caring, positivity, and laughter, not gore. For more information and to submit your work, please click here.


Call for Submissions: Trainless Magazine

You are invited to submit to our literary magazine! We publish well read and novice writers, fiction and nonfiction, and we thoroughly appreciate submissions from students. Please read through our magazine to familiarize yourself with what kind of work we publish. Nonfiction articles should stay relevant to our magazine's theme of travel, athleticism, and culture. Fiction is much more open, as every world created through fiction presents a new "culture."

Poetry is, at this time, not accepted. Please send a maximum of two submissions to be considered per issue. We print between 10 and 15 articles a month, depending on length, and only one article or story per author per issue.

For more information on submission guidelines and Trainless Magazine in general, click here.


Call for Submissions: Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune, the country's first nationwide literary journal that is maintained by undergraduates for undergraduates, is now accepting submissions. All creative, original work is welcome, and popular genres include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and art. Please visit our website and see our submission guidelines.  You may send in all original work here.


Call for Submissions: The Book Box, Misplaced Book

Misplaced Book is a local startup from Berkeley that is connecting readers with great books written by upcoming and lesser known authors. Today many people defer to bestseller lists and top charts to find the next book to read, but this prevents many authors from having their books read and appreciated, and leaves past works to be forgotten. We aim to remedy this by putting together our Book Box, a monthly subscription box that contains books, short stories, and several locally sourced items geared towards book lovers.

The inclusion of your story will most likely not result in a payment at this time. The purpose is to draw attention to your writing. We will ask for a headshot, a short bio, and a few other questions about yourself and your writing to help direct interested readers to your other works.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact or check out their FB page.


Scholarship Opportunity: Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing Summer Writing Seminar

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is now open for registration and scholarship applications for our 2015 Summer Writing Program (July 19-24). A detailed description of the Summer Writing Program, along with registration and scholarship application information is available at our website.

This year we have an amazing faculty line-up, including award-winning authors and poets, Michael Martone, Phong Nguyen, Marcus Wicker, and Emily Skaja. 

Each summer, the institute invites published authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with writers, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing their work.  MVICW offers scholarships to help make the program a possibility for all writers.  Comprehensive details about the program can be found here.


Workshop Opportunity: University of New Orleans, Writing Workshops Abroad

The UNO Writing Workshops Abroad invite graduate, post-graduate, and undergraduate students from across the globe to attend a summer session of workshops, lectures, performances, and excursions in Ireland (June 19 - July 18, 2015) or Italy (July 13 - August 8, 2015.

This is our program’s 20th year of providing instruction in creative writing, literature, theatre, and film in the world’s great cultural destinations. For the summer of 2015 we will offer a wide range of courses in Ireland at University College Cork, as well as a more specialized poetry program at Ezra Pound’s castle in the Italian Alps. The cost of $4,495 covers tuition for 6 credits, housing, some meals, weekend excursions, study abroad insurance, and more.

For more information, please click here!


Employment Opportunity: Drunken Boat an Online Journal of Art and Literature

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

More information on the available positions from Drunken Boat and how to apply can be found here.


Internship Opportunity: Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

JPG is an 800 square ft gallery commercial gallery, selling original art, consulting in client’s homes on the purchase of art, and engaging in local visual, literary, and performing arts organizations to promote the power of creativity and the value of beauty in the every day.  In the last 15 months, the gallery has hosted seven art exhibits and countless community events including workshops, artist talks and book readings. Each event requires installation, event planning, hosting, and receiving guests as well as weeks of promotion and marketing. An intern in the gallery may be involved with the following tasks:

  • Marketing and promoting shows online through listing calendars and social media
  • Attending events and assisting with set-up, break down and greeting artists and guests
  • Research online for business development in new areas
  • Management of  wordpress website
  • Assist with installation of art
  • Organization of inventory and cataloging of art
  • Social Networking

Hours include some nights and can be determined based on students work load

How to apply: Send an email describing what makes this position exciting to you. List ANY art, gallery, sales and marketing related experience. Please cc submission to: Sara Mumolo and Candace Eros Diaz  Internship is available immediately.