Seize an opportunity: submit to a writing contest or apply to a residency, job, or volunteer position.

Spring Term 2014

Upcoming Contest Deadline for Glimmer Train

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


Contest Open for Black Warrior Review 

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


Weekend Workshops at The Millay Colony for the Arts

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


Summer gig as Jan Term Catalog Editor!

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

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


2014 Rattle Poetry Prize

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


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

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


Summer Teaching Opportunities 

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

Masters Review Submission 2014 - Guest Judge Lev Grossman

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


Broadsided Press announcing: The Switcheroo

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

Scholarships Available!

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


POETRY INTERNATIONAL’S POETRY PRIZE

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


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

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


Now accepting submissions for 2014

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

Sumer Writers Colony at The New School

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


Apply for Resindencies! 

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


Teaching Positions Available!

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


Outrageous Fortune is Open for Submissions!

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


3Elements Review is looking for submissions!

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

Call for Submissions!

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

 

Sunstone Writing Contest!

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

 

The Farallon Review is now open for submissions!

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


Call for Submissions: Ninth Letter Online

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


The Writers House Residencies in Spartanburg, SC

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


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

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

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

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

Find more information about the event here

California Shakespeare Theater Full-Time Job Opportunity

PUBLICATIONS MANAGER Full-time, exempt

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

About California Shakespeare Theater

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

Our Mission

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

Qualifications

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

Click here for more details!

 

The Writers' League of Texas 14th Annual Manuscript Contest

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

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

Check here for more information!

Willow Springs Annual Fiction Contest

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

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

Complete guidelines here.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

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

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

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

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

General Information

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


Creative Artists Program

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


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

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


Sewanee Writers' Conference

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


Community of Writers Summer Workshops

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


Publishing Institute

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Submissions Now Open at The Masters Review

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

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

Submissions are being accpeted online through March 31, 2014.

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

Phoebe's 2014 Writing Contests

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

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

Ninth WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest

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

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

Submit online by April 18, 2014

Check here for more details concerning this great opportunity!

Thirty Fourth Annual Napa Valley Writers' Conference

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

Includes talented individuals in the realms of fiction:

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

And poetry:

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

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

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

Rolling applications begin February 26, 2014. Apply here!


Jan Term 2014

Ghost Town Call for Submissions

Free on-line lit mag at www.ghosttownlitmag.com / New Issue 5.1! Submit through our submission manager.

Ghost Town, the national literary magazine of the MFA program at Cal State University San Bernardino, is looking for fearless and inventive fiction, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We publish two online issues per year, deadline is April 1 for the spring issue.

Faultline Seeks Poetry

Faultline, UC Irvine's Pushcart Prize-winning journal of arts and letters, is
seeking more poetry submissions this month and I would be so grateful if
you would forward this email to your poets.

I'm especially looking for poetry unique in form and voice.

3 poems per submission may be sent via email to faultline@uci.edu by
2/20/14.

Thank you so much!

All good things,

M. Haugh
Poetry Editor, Faultline

 

The 2015 Fence Modern Prize in Prose 

...is open for submissions February 1 - 28, 2014
 
 
The winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose will receive $2,500 and publication by Fence Books
 
This year's prize will be judged by Lynne Tillman.  
 
Submit a work of open-form prose of any length written in English.  Accepted genres include: criticism, hybrid nonfiction, poetics, biography, autobiography, speculation, Other.


Barely South Review is open for submissions!

Barely South Review, the online literary journal out of Old Dominion University's MFA program, is open for submissions until March 31 for our Fall 2014 Issue, and we encourage submissions from students and faculty in your program. We accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. More information can be found on our submission manager (https://barelysouth.submittable.com/submit). 
 
We are also open for submissions for the 2014 Norton Girault Prize in Creative Nonfiction judged by Claire Dederer. The entry fee is $15 and prizes total $850. The deadline for submissions is March 7, 2014. A flyer attached to this email includes more information.
 
Barely South Review is in the process of moving our website from its current location (www.barelysouth.com) back to our original website (http://barelysouthreview.digitalodu.com/) in order to embrace a fully interactive web layout. We encourage submitters to look through our archives, and to know that future issues will be published on http://barelysouthreview.digitalodu.com/, which we think is much more user friendly in accessing all of the great content that Barely South has to offer.


2014 New South Writing Contest Now Open for Submissions

We’re please to announce the judges of the 2014 New South Writing Contest. Brian Oliu, author of So You Know It’s Me, will judge the poetry category, and Christopher Merkner, author of The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic, will judge the prose. 
 
The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner’s up prize in each category. Third place winners will win a three-year subscription, and all  will be published in the Contest issue, New South 7.2
 
(Read the guidelines for the 2014 New South Writing Contest here)


The Conversant is Seeking a Senior Editor

The Conversant, part of The Volta, is a monthly online publication that utilizes the medium of the interview to explore contemporary poetics, poetry, culture, politics and art.
 
We are currently seeking a new Senior Editor. She/he will help curate and produce monthly issues, and, along with the Managing Editor, steer the overall direction/vision of the publication.
 
Main Responsibilities include:
*Timely gathering of interviews (10-14) for monthly publication
*Working with contributors throughout the editing and production process, including initial selection and editing of submitted interviews
*Guiding the overall curatorial vision and direction of The Conversant
*Working closely with the Managing Editor in streamlining monthly production process of The Conversant's Word Press website.
 
Qualifications include:
*Strong editorial experience (2-4 years recommended)
*A broad knowledge, interest in and awareness of contemporary poetics
*Experience and ability to lead monthly production process, including ability to create and execute monthly production timeframes
*Ability to work with and lead monthly production schedule with The Conversant team (2 interns, 1 Managing Editor, various Contributing Editors)
*Desired qualification: working knowledge of WordPress platform
 
Visit our website at http://theconversant.org/


Flash Fiction Forum

Submit flash fiction, non-rhyming narrative poetry, and mini-memoir to our bimonthly reading series in downtown San Jose (at WORKS Gallery on S. Market), the Flash Fiction Forum. We draw a wonderful crowd (who actually buy books) and the environment is the opposite of stuffy (possibly because wine and beer are sold at intermission).
 
We're new but already we've had poet laureates, a Steinbeck fellow, and other highly-honored folks read at our event; several came from as far as Sonoma). However, we pride ourselves on being the first venue that some people have ever read their work at too. We just want good work. We don't publish--we only select for our readings--so previously published pieces are fine. We always print a program and acknowledge published pieces.
 
Our Submittable site is at www.flashfictionforum.com and it's okay to submit up to three pieces for our consideration. (we also have a Facebook page that gives more info, same name: Flash Fiction Forum)


Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing Fellowship Program

Submissions are now open for the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships in poetry and fiction at UW-Madison! Fellowship winners will receive a $27,000 stipend and generous health benefits, and will teach one intermediate-level course in creative writing each semester for the nine-month 2014-15 academic year. Anyone who has completed an MFA or Ph.D. in Creative Writing (or will complete one by August 15, 2014), and who has either not yet published or has only published only one full-length book of creative writing, is eligible.

The application deadline is February 28th. Check out more of the details here!

The American University of Paris Three-Week Summer Course in Literature and Creative Writing

The Summer Creative Writing Institute offers students the opportunity to practice writing well-crafted fiction and literary nonfiction under the guidance of highly accomplished writers. At the same time, students will enjoy Paris life and culture while becoming steeped in some of its great literary legacy.
 
Visiting students enrolled in the Summer Creative Writing Institute select a single writing workshop in Fiction or Creative Nonfiction. Both led by a distinguished writer/teacher and fueled by peer critique, these workshops are designed to help students to read their own work objectively, develop a critical vocabulary, and work deeply on issues of craft. Workshops meet four days per week for three weeks, for three and a half hours per day, allowing three-day weekends for writing, travel, and tourism.
 
Check out the details for this exciting opportunity here!
 

The Bridport Prize 2014

The Bridport Prize is one of the most prestigious open writing competitions in the English language - with £5000 first prize for a short story (of up to 5000 words); and £5000 first prize for a poem (of up to 42 lines).  The category of Flash Fiction attracts a first prize of £1000 to be won for the best short story of under 250 words.
 
The Bridport is also known as a tremendous literary stepping-stone - the first step in the careers of writers such as Kate Atkinson, Tobias Hill, Carol Ann Duffy and Helen Dunmore.
 
Anyone can enter - so long as the work is previously unpublished. It costs £9 per story, £8 per poem or £7 per flash fiction and the closing date is 31st May 2014. Entries can be made by post or online:
 


Opportunities at 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. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions.
 
The Artifice does not work quite the same as other publishing platforms. For example, the first question you may ask is “What are you looking for?” At The Artifice, your fellow writers ask you instead: “What are you an expert on? What are you passionate about?”
 
You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment.
 
Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:


Talbot International Writing Awards

The Creative Writing Program at University of Memphis is offering 4 Talbot International Writing Awards of $1000 each to be awarded in a national competition. The awards will help support the costs for participants in the Creative Writing Study Abroad Program in Alicante, Spain, May31-June 26, 2014.
 
For details about the program go to the Study Abroad site:
 
The contest is open to residents of the US who are at least 18 years of age. Winners will be chosen on the basis of the cover letter and the quality of the writing sample.
 
Applicants should submit a writing sample consisting of either 8 poems, or a short story of 10-20 pages, or a creative non-fiction essay of 10-20 pages, by the deadline of February 21, 2014.
 
All submissions should be made through Submishmash: 


Los Medanos Community College 

We are looking to hire English graduate students to work in our
college-wide Reading and Writing Center here at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg.  This is a great opportunity for students to gain both training and experience working with community college students. In fact, one of your graduates, whom we hired about ten years ago, is currently our English Dept. chair!
 
*What:*  Writing Consultant in a community college writing center that serves the entire student population.
 
*Requirements*:  Must be enrolled in an English major graduate program; writing center experience helpful not required; must also attend a monthly training meeting, the first Thursday of every month, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
 
*Where*:  Los Medanos Community College, 2700 E. Leland, Pittsburg, CA (In east Contra Costa County)
 
*When:*  Beginning in February, with flexible hours to accommodate both our and your hours, Monday - Friday only.
 
*How much:*  $17.47 per hour
 
*Whom to contact*:  Karen Nakaji, knakaji@losmedanos.edu or
925-439-2181, ext. 3379


The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series

We welcome manuscripts in poetry and fiction from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. Writers may enter both contests. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication somewhere else.
 
Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. Manuscripts should be mailed with a postmark before March 15th to:
 
Prairie Schooner Prize Series
Attn: Fiction or Poetry
123 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0334
 
For information and a complete set of guidelines, please see our website http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=book-prize


Radical Writes wants your Proposals

Join us for a Graduates Students Conference on Writing! Your own paper proposals could be showcased at this two-day event.
 
Any student currently enrolled in a graduate writing program may propose a presentation. Proposal abstracts should be 300 words maximum and may cover any topic on creative, technical, new media, or composition writing, such as:
 
  • Intersections of cross genre writing
  • Blurring boundaries in writing
  • Innovative pedagogies
  • MemWars:  Defining fact and fiction
  • Creativity and composition
  • Friend Me with Your Best Shot: Social media strategies
  • It Takes a Village: Collaborative Writing and/or Collaborative Learning
  • Issues and Trends in Visual Rhetoric (documents, page layout, bookcovers, art/a/fact, edesign, etc.)

Check out more information on this great opportunity and submit your own proposal here!

Los Medanos College Reading and Writing Center

We are looking to hire English graduate students to work in our college-wide Reading and Writing Center here at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg.  This is a great opportunity for students to gain both training and experience working with community college students. In fact, one of your graduates, whom we hired about ten years ago, is currently our English Dept. chair!

Job Requirements and Information:

  • Must be enrolled in an English major graduate program; writing center experience helpful not required; must also attend a monthly training meeting, the first Thursday of every month, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Los Medanos Community College, 2700 E. Leland, Pittsburg, CA
  • Beginning in February, with flexible hours to accommodate both our and your hours, Monday - Friday only.

  • Pays $17.47 per hour

For more information, feel free to contact: 

Karen Nakaji, knakaji@losmedanos.edu or
925-439-2181, ext. 3379

Talbot International Writing Awards

The Creative Writing Program at University of Memphis is offering 4 Talbot International Writing Awards of $1000 each to be awarded in a national competition. The awards will help support the costs for participants in the Creative Writing Study Abroad Program in Alicante, Spain, May31-June 26, 2014.
 
The contest is open to residents of the US who are at least 18 years of age. Winners will be chosen on the basis of the cover letter and the quality of the writing sample.
 
Applicants should submit a writing sample consisting of either 8 poems, or a short story of 10-20 pages, or a creative non-fiction essay of 10-20 pages, by the deadline of February 21, 2014.
 
All submissions should be made through Submishmash

The Artifice

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Arts, Anime, Comics, Literature or
other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the
big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by
millions of readers?

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. It is structured to let you
focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it
to an audience of millions.

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now!

The Farallon Review

The Farallon Review is looking for contributors for the 2014 issue, to be published in the fall.
 
We need engaging, literary prose fiction, stories that reach out to the mind and maybe even touch the soul. Our submissions period opens with the new year and will run until April 1, 2014. Guidlines are on the website: www.farallonreview.com
 

The Marguerite McGlinn 2014 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 an invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College on Friday, October 10, 2014; a second place case prize of $500; and a third place case prize of $250. The winning stories will appear in the Fall 2014 print and online issue of Philadelphia Stories.

  • Submission period: January 1 - June 1, 2014
  • Previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words.
  • Multiple submissions will be accepted, however, we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only authors currently residing in the United States are eligible.
  • Submissions will only be accepted via the website.
  • There is a $12 reading fee for each story submitted.
  •  All entrants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to

    Philadelphia Stories

    CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TO THE 2014 CONTEST

Mary Baldwin College's Online Literary Magazine

Mary Baldwin College's online literary magazine is currently accepting submissions for their second annual publication. They accept all areas of work, including digital files such as short videos or video-recorded spoken word.
Each semester they look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, and art.

Visit the site and read about them at:

Fall 2013

Late Night Library has opened submissions for the 2014 Debut-litzer Prizes. 

Debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 are eligible in fiction and poetry.
  
If members of your faculty, student body, or alumni have published debut books in 2013, including chapbooks, book-length collections of poetry, short story collections, novellas, and novels, please invite them to visit the Debut-litzer Prizes for more information about this year’s competition. 
 


Cuny Publishing Institute to be held June 2-6, 2014 in NYC 

NEW YORK, January 7, 2014 – The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, building on the success of its CUNY Publishing Institute (CPI) launch last year, will hold the next Publishing Institute from June 2-6. This five-day intensive course on new modes of book publishing is designed for newcomers with no prior publishing experience, entrepreneurs and industry professionals alike.
 
Classes are small and held at the state-of-the-art graduate school, located at 219 West 40th Street in the heart of Manhattan, one block from Times Square.
 
For more information, contact John Oakes at john.oakes@journalism.cuny.edu or
212-463-0316 and visit http://cpi.journalism.cuny.edu.


Glimmer Train Upcoming Deadline

Very Short Fiction. 1st: $1,500 and publication in Issue 93.  Deadline: Jan 31.
 
Winners and finalists will be announced in the April bulletin, and contacted directly by 3/28. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $500 and $300, or, if published, $700.
 
Open to all! Any story—up to 3,000 words—that has not previously been accepted for print publication is welcome. (Please no more than three submissions per contest.) Simultaneous submissions are okay; please just notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. 
 


Binghamton University Call for Papers and Panels

Writing by Degrees, the nation’s oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2014 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton University's state-of-the-art Downtown Center. We invite exciting and high quality submissions by graduate students for creative readings and academic panels. Poets, fiction writers, essayists, and critics from all theoretic and aesthetic backgrounds are welcome. Possible academic topics include creative writing pedagogy, craft across the genres, critical theory and creative work, the role of writing in the political world, and the creative writing job market. All panels will be 90 minutes in length, with individual presentations and readings not to exceed 20 minutes.
 
Conference Dates: March 14-15, 2014
Submission Deadline EXTENDED: February 20, 2014
 


Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal seeks submissions

You can see our submission guidelines here:

http://www.americanpopularculture.com/review_americana/submissions.htm

 

 

2014 Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat

Now accepting applications! 

Deadline to apply: 2/1/2014

June 18 - 22, 2014
Fordham University
Rose Hill Campus
New York City

Faculty: Marilyn Chin, Eugene Gloria, & Michelle Naka Pierce

Apply now for the Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat--and spread the word! Accepted fellows will gather in New York City for five days of writing, community building, and workshopping. Submit five to seven pages of poetry, a cover letter with a brief paragraph explaining what you would like to accomplish at the Kundiman Poetry Retreat, and $15 application fee. Our retreat is open to anyone who identifies as Asian American. The deadline is February 1st, and we only accept applications online.

Click here to access application: 
https://kundiman.submittable.com/submit/7030


The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2014 teaching positions

We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

For more information and how to apply:  http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/


The DISQUIET Prize

The DISQUIET Literary Prize is now open for submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The winning entry in each genre will be published in NinthLetter.com (nonfiction), Guernica (fiction), and The Collagist (poetry), and one grand prize winner will receive a trip to Lisbon--including airfare, tuition, and accommodations--for DISQUIET 2014. Note that the DISQUIET Prize no longer requires that submissions have an international theme.
 
Deadline for entry: Feb. 15, 2014

Details here: http://disquietinternational.org/the-program/contests-scholarships/

 

Job Opportunity at Menlo College

Check out this exciting opportunity to be the Assistant Director of Admissions at Menlo College.

For specifics about the position, as well as general contact information, click here!

The Walrus Literary Journal is seeking your submissions for the 2014 issue!

The Walrus Literary Journal is a Mills College annual publication of writing and art. We accept work from people of all ages, from all over the world. There is no university or location requirement to submit. Our goal as a journal is to read (or view), discover, and promote the works that speak to us--the only caveat is that graduate students who attend Mills College are prohibited from submitting (as they have their own publication). Additionally, submissions are limited to six entries per person (which can be all written work, all visual art, or a combination).

Submitting to our publication is not paid, nor is there a fee to submit. The benefits of having your work published are to have a presence in the literary and art fields, to have your work(s) copyrighted, and third party acknowledgement of your talent.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2013

GUIDELINES:

Written work

We review all forms of written work, such as fiction, poetry, plays, creative non-fiction, and social justice essays. We accept only exceptional written pieces from every genre.
For poetry: A maximum of three pages per poem.
For other written work: A maximum of 10 pages per piece--we also accept excerpts of longer pieces.
Please double-space formatting for any pieces that are not poems.
Please use 1 inch margins and include page numbers.
Do not include names or any identifying marks in the documents.

Art

We accept all forms of art, such as photographs, comics, collages, watercolors, paintings, photographs of personal graffiti, and sculptures.
Any image submitted must be high-resolution.
Do not include names or any identifying marks in the documents.
Optional: include an artist's statement with your submission.

FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:

All should include a brief cover letter with contact information (name, postal address, email address), the name of the piece(s) you’re submitting.
Tell us if the piece or work has been already published. This impacts our decisions as some publications do not allow for reprinting of material.
In your submissions email, include an author’s bio (three to five lines about yourself). 
File types accepted: .doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf, .gif, .tiff
Please send all submissions via email to walrussubmissions@gmail.com by December 31, 2013.
Expect a confirmation email within seven work days of your submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please assume that we did not receive it and submit again.
We do not read submissions past our set deadline.

For any further questions regarding submissions or The Walrus Literary Journal, please email walrussubmissions@gmail.com with the subject-line, “QUESTION.”

Check us out online: Facebook.com/TheWalrusAtMills

Check Out this Great Opportunity for Any Aspiring Playwrights

The New Play Institute of San Francisco is a community where both budding and experienced writers can learn from each other, laying the foundations for the future of theater. We work to bring together a diverse field of teachers and students with an assortment of workshops focused on varying parts of the playwriting process, benefitting writers of all genres.

We are currently accepting enrollment for Endings are Beginnings with Lauren Gunderson. Using the structure focused playwriting process of "PlayMath," you will learn how finding the ending of your play will not only help you finish your play, but truly begin to find the story. Lauren Gunderson is an award-winning playwright, who will have had 6 world premieres in the Bay Area during 2013/2014, and we are so excited to have her teaching for the New Play Institute!

Any Fiction Writers Out There? Bellows American Review is currently seeking your submissions

Bellows American Review is currently seeking submissions. We publish on a
rolling basis year-round. At this time we are accepting fiction
submissions only. Our one guideline is this: it’s got to be good.

We are also open to book reviews and critical essays. To inquire please
submit a query letter through our online submission manager.

To submit or learn more please visit us at our website.

 Apply for These Exciting Opportunities with WriterCoach Connection!

Have you thought about becoming more involved with WriterCoach Connection? We are currently seeking a WCC coach who would like to help with site coordination at Fremont High School in Oakland. Coaching is on Tuesdays during spring semester 2014 and the position is part time.
 
Please visit the WriterCoach Connection Jobs page for the job description and application form.
 
We are also interested in hearing from coaches with public speaking or teaching skills who might like to become WCC coach trainers.  Please contact info@writercoachconnection.org to alert us to your interest.

Avon Books and Avon Impulse Submissions

We'd like to alert you to an exciting opportunity for your creative writing students. Avon Books and Avon Impulse, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers, invite graduate and undergraduate writing students to submit original romance manuscripts. Three student winners will receive one-on-one editorial consultation, and all entries will be considered for publication!
 
Entries will be judged by the Avon Editorial Team and Academic Marketing, focusing on content, originality, voice, characterization, and romantic plot.
 
To learn more about the contest guidelines and deadlines, please click here.

Check out this amazing job for a Publicity Assistant at Seal Press in Berkeley.  12/11/13 deadline to apply!

 

 Apply for Vona/Voices Summer 2014

 

Appilcations will be available December 1, 2013
 
Any writer or aspiring writer of color is eligible to apply.  Prior wokshop experience or publication is not required or considered as part of the application.  The essay questions are weighed along with the written manuscript in evaluation of the application.
 
Poetry submission: 5-10 poems (not to exceed 20 pages)
Prose Submissions: up to 20 pages of works in genre
Graphic Novel: 15 pages of narrative text.  Art is not required but is welcomed
Residency: up to 15 pages of non-fiction, novel, short fiction or 5-10 poems (not to exceed 20 pages)
 
For more information visit http://www.voicesatvona.org/apply
 

 WC&C Scholarship Competition

AWP offers two annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers' conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency.  The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP's Directory of Conferences $ Centers.  Winners and four finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.
 
Former or current students of the judge are ineligible.  Previous recipients of WC&C scholarships are also nor eligible to submit.
 
Submissions in fiction and poetry will be considered.  Seperate submissions in each genre are permitted.
 
Submissions are accepted between Decemeber 1 and March 30 of each year.
 
For guidelines and other information visit awpwriter.org
 

 DISQUIET Literary Prize

DISQUIET is currently accepting contest submissions for The DISQUIET Literary Prize for writing in any genre.  The top winners in each genre will be published: the fiction winner in Guernica; the nonfiction winner in Ninthletter.com; and the poetry winner in The Collagist. In addition, a grand prize winner, to be selected by an outside judge, will receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and airfare to Lisbon in 2014. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will receive financial aid.
 
Through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, the program also offers full and partial scholarships--including airfare, tuition and lodging--to North American writers of Luso descent. Four winners will be chosen by an independent panel of American and Portuguese writers and scholars. There is no reading fee to apply.
 
The 2014 program will include core workshops in poetry, fiction, memoir & nonfiction, with afternoon workshops in songwriting and experimental poetry. There will also be literary walks, day trips, craft talks with leading editors, poetry manuscript consultations, and readings with North American and Portuguese writers in one of the world's most unforgettable cities.
 
You can download and share our program flyer, available here.
 

2014 Cardiff International Poetry Competition - open for entries 

The Cardiff International Poetry Competition offers one of the largest monetary prizes for a poetry competition of its kind. First prize is £5000. Additional prizes are £500 for second place, £250 for third and five runners-up receive £50 each. All entries to the competition will be judged anonymously, so this is a great opportunity to have your poetry judged on its own merits.
 
The hard task of judging this year’s competition will be down to multi award-winning poets Lemn Sissay and Rhian Edwards, with Welsh poet Samantha Wynne Rhydderch returning as filter judge.
 
 If you think you have what it takes to delight the judges and get your hands on the top prize of £5,000, then send us your poems now.  Just make sure your poem is no longer than 50 lines long, is unpublished, in English and is not a translation of another author’s work. Send it, along with your entry form and payment, to Literature Wales.
 
Entry fee: £7.00 per poem
Closing date: Friday 14 March 2014
For more information and to download an entry form, visit www.literaturewales.org/cipc/
 
To receive an entry form through the post send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: Literature Wales, CIPC14 Entry Form, Cambrian Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 5FL.
For further information contact Literature Wales:
029 2047 2266 / post@literaturewales.org
 

Summer Residency Program

Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Residency Program has offered writers an opportunity to develop their work. Beginning in Spring 2014, the Poetry Center will award one residency each summer for a poet to spend two to four weeks in Tucson, Arizona developing his/her work. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply; emerging writers are welcome. The residency includes a $150 stipend per week and a two-to-four-week stay in a studio apartment located within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31.
 
This is a blind submission process. Friends, students, or family members of the judge are not eligible to apply. Current University of Arizona faculty, staff, students, and Tucson residents are not eligible to receive the residency. International applicants are welcome.
 
The Poetry Center will contact finalists to receive their CV/Resumes, as well as the contact information for three professional/personal references, before selecting a winner.
 
For more information and a complete description of the Summer Residency package visit http://poetry.arizona.edu/awards-residencies/summer-residency-program
 

C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize

The Details: Poetry International is now accepting submissions for its annual C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize.  The winner will receive $1,000 and pubication in an upcoming issue of Poetry International.
 
There is a $15 entry fee for up to three poems; you may include additional poems, for a $3 reading fee per poem.  Make checks payable to Poetry International or use our donation button on our website to pay your entry fee: poetryinternational.sdsu.edu
 
The Deadline is Nov. 18th 2013

Call for reviews.

Caleb Beckwith, The Volta's blog editor is currently organizing a reviews project tiled "365 reviews," in which the journal will attempt to address the ongoing "glut" pervading contemporary poetry by providing a relevant and thoughtful—if brief—review each day over the span of a year. 
 
Initial efforts have already begun on The Volta's blog site (where the project will be posted). These reviews typically range from 500-1000 words, and have thus far received very positive feedback from the reviewed poets as well as poetics sites such as the Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog.  
 
I am writing to poetry-forward students, looking for commitments of 3-5 reviews over the span of a year. These would be due on a rolling deadline, and review copies would be provided by the publishers. 
 
Feel free to email me directly with interest. My email is cbwithwith@gmail.com. I am currently compiling a list of contributing reviewers and presses, so any participation would be greatly appreciated. Ideally, a number of students might be interested, and we could arrange for the publishers to send a batch of books to your department for review. 

Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award.

Following upon Stacy’s spirit of creative invention and inventive creation; engaging wit and ingenious playfulness; discovery in construction; and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc. and love: the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award will be given for a poem with a truly inventive spirit. 
 
The award is $500 / Submission is for 1-10 pages by January 1, 2014 / Publication is in 14 Hills.
For more information visit http://14hills.net/node/725

West Trade Review Call for Submissions 2013-2014

Are you a writer or artist that wants to be published and recognized?  West Trade Review wants to hear from you!  We are looking for original and unpublished works of fiction, poetry, photography, and artwork by both new and established writers/artist.  Short plays may also be considered.  A bio is required with each submission.
 
For general prose and poetry submssions, submit up to 5 poems or a prose piece of up to 5000 words.  These must be received no later than Monday, December 16, 2013, to be considered for the Spring 2013 issue.  The writer/artist will be notified of acceptance or rejection no later than March 1, 2013.
 
For more information on how to submit, visit www.westtradereview.com 

Barely South Review is open for submissions for our Spring 2014 Issue 

Dealine is November 30
 
We accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art.
More information can be found on our website (barelysouth.com), or at our
 

Purple Pen Tutoring Position Available

Purple Pen Tutoring is a writing center for high school, middle school, and upper elementary school students.
 
For more information visit  http://www.purplepentutoring.com

Late Night Library Virgin Awards

Late Night Library, a literary arts organization in support of book culture and emerging writers, is holding its first annual Virgin Awards. 

The contest is open to writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry who have yet to publish a full-length book. More details, including prizes and deadlines, can be found at http://latenightlibrary.org/virginawards/
 

Narrative's Fall 2013 Story Contest

Our Fall Contest is open to all fiction and nofiction wirters, and also to graphic artist, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
$2,500 First Prize
$1,000 Second Prize
$500 Third Prize
Ten Finalists receive $100 each
 
Deadline: Sat., Nov. 30, at midnight, PST.
 
To see the guidelines and read prior winners, visit
 
Many of our contest winners go on to find agents, win other prestigious awards, and publish books.
 

Narrative 30 below Story and Poetry Contest

Final Weeks to Enter.
Deadline: Sat., Nov. 3, at midnight, PST.
 
This year's 30 Below Contest is open to all young poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, graphic artists, photographers, filmmakers, and performers between eighteen and thirty years old.
 
•$1,500 First Prize
•$750 Second Prize
•$300 Third Prize
•Ten finalists receive $100 each.
 
See the guidelines and read prior winners visit
 
All entries will be considered for publication.
 
We’re looking for poems, short stories, short shorts, essays, memoirs, photo essays, audio and video stories, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. 

Job Position available for Website and Social Media Associate 

The Website and Social Media Associate for SFAI oversees content updates and communications across multiple platforms and formats to drive engagement, retention, and leads for our Admissions, Public Programs, Academic Affairs, Development, and Student Affairs efforts. This position creates and updates marketing content including highly shareable assets such as eblasts, videos, web content, blog posts, and social media content.  

For more information and to apply, visit:

http://sanfranciscoart.snaphire.com/jobdetails;jsessionid=AC0571D58515669299568CB12BC48CB3?ajid=C7Tm7

Reading and Writing through Fanny Howe 

Four Sundays, 1  pm - 3 pm
October 20, 27 & November 3, 10
We will be studying the poems of Fanny Howe (b. 1940). Critic Kimberley Lamm has written, “Fanny Howe’s work is unique in contemporary poetry for its exploration of religious faith, ethics, politics, and suffering.” 
 
We’ll spend the first hour reading and listening to the poems aloud and the second hour discussing our own poems. At the end of each meeting writing prompts will be provided to spark new writing.
 
Please email KLHanlon33@yahoo.com to sign up or if you have any questions about the workshop. 

Master Writing Class with Writer and Editor John Freeman  

December 14-15, 2013
This workshop will take place over a weekend: Saturday and Sunday, December 14th-15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
There will be a 90-minute break for lunch. Cost is $400.  
 
The class will focus on the craft of writing through lecture and careful review and discussion of manuscripts. (Manuscripts will be provided in advance and read prior to our meeting.) The class is limited to a maximum of 12 writers.
 
Lakeshore Writers Workshop is located in The Bellevue Club 
at 525 Bellevue Avenue on Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.
For more information visit http://lakeshorewriters.net/workshops/

The Writers House 2014 now accepting applications! 

Nine Month Residency - runs from September 9, 2014 to May 23, 2015.
Applications must be postmarked by June 2, 2014
 
Summer Residency – runs from June 9, 2014 to August 16, 2014.
Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014
 
For more information visit www.hubcity.org/residencies 

Saranac Review now accepting submissions for our 10th anniversary issue! 

The Saranac Review aims to be a textual clearing in which a space is opened for cross-pollination between American and Canadian writers. We believe in a vision of shared governance, of connection, and in the power of art.
 
For more information visit www.saranacreview.com

St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest 2014

Prize: $1000 and Publication in St. Petersburg Review
 
Postmark deadline: March 1, 2014 for publication in fall 2015.  All writers not associated with the editors of St. Petersburg Review may enter.  Entry fee: $20
 
For more information visit stpetersburgreview.com

Tartt First Fiction Award

Winning story collection is awarded publication plus one thousand dollars.
Deadline: Dec 31, every year.
 
Writer must not have previously published a story collection.
 
For complete rules visit www.livingstonpress.uwa .edu

University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency 

Application Deadline – December 16
 
Apply today for the 2014 summer residency for poets at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson.  You’ll have a chance to get some serious, focused time for your writing project in the silence and solitude of the Poet’s Cottage, which is just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Poetry Center library, an archive and treasure trove of more than 70 thousand items. 
 
For more information visit: poetry.arizona.edu

The Chariton Review Short Fiction Prize

An annual award for the best unpublished short fiction on any theme up to 5,000 words in English.
 
The author receives $1,000, and the wnning story will be published in The Chariton Review.  Three finalists will also be published in the Spring issue. 
 
For more information visit tsup.truman.edu/chariton 

The T.S. Eliot Prize 

The T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry is an annual award for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry in English, in honor of native Missourian T.S. Eliot’s considerable intellectual and artistic legacy.  
 
Truman State University Press offers $2,000 and publication of the winning collection.
 
See complete guidelines at tsup.truman.edu

The Chattahoochee Review annual Lamar York Fiction and Nonfiction Prizes 

$2,000 Prize
Now accepting submission online!
 
Visit us for complete prize and submissions guidelines at http://TheChattahoocheeReview.gpc.edu

The Kenyon Review is pleased to announce the 2014 Short Fiction Contest

Submissions will be welcomed between February 1-March 1, 2014 
 
The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction.  Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer.
 
For more information visit kenyonreview.org/sfc

Colorado Prize Poetry 2014

$2000 honorarium & book publication.  Book-length manuscripts accepted from October 1, 2013, through the postmark deadline of January 14, 2014.  The winner will be announced by the Center for Literary Publishing in the fall of 2014.  
 
For further details visit http://coloradoprize.colostate.edu

SLAB 2014 Curry Poetry Prize 

First place: $600, and a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook of the winner's poetry. 
Runner up: $400
 
Judge: Amy Catanzano, author of Multiversal (PEN Poetry Award winner) and Starlight in Two Million: A Neo Scientific Novella.
 
All winners published in SLAB: all entries considered for publication.  August-December reading period.  $10 reading fee.  More details at www.slablitmag.org

Love on the Road Contest

Submit a 100-word story about love and travel and you could have it published online and win a free copy of the forthcoming book Love on the Road 2013
 
Love on the Road 2013 is an anthology of 12 stories about people making connections while traveling, by a dozen different writers, some very accomplished, others just starting out. It's scheduled for publication in early December.  
 
In the lead-up to publication, we're running a tumblr featuring photos and 100-word stories about love and travel. We'll take submissions until November 30, and then declare three winners and send them (for free) paperback copies of Love on the Road 2013. The guidelines are at loveontheroad2013.com.

JMWW Inaugural Poetry Chapbook Contest

Poetry Chapbook Contest: We are now welcoming submissions for our inaugural poetry chapbook contest, to be judged by poet Oliver de la Paz. The winning poet will receive $500, plus publication and 5 letterpress-cover copies of the chapbook.
 
In an MS Word file, please submit 20-24 pages of poetry, accompanied by a table of contents and two title pages, by October 1, 2013. One of the title pages must have the author's name, address, and phone and e-mail 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.

The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Working Writer Fellowship

Joining the Grotto as a fellow is a great way for up-and-coming writers to work on a specific project in a community of like-minded peers.
 
The fellowship program is a new program dedicated to fostering emerging writers. It is open to writers of every genre, including fiction, nonfiction memoir, journalism, poetry, dramatic writing, etc.  Writers who have demonstrated a commitment to their craft but who are not yet widely published are invited to apply for one of up to three low-rent workspaces reserved for fellows. Fellows work two days a week for a six-month period (beginning in either January or July).
 
For more information about the fellowship and how to apply,

Lit Camp: The Writers Conference Sponsored by Litquake & SF Writers Grotto

Thursday May 15 – Sunday May 18, 2014
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014
 
• Its size. Lit Camp accepts only 40  writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. You will never get lost in the crowd.
• Its participant-to-faculty ratio. Over the course of the conference, Lit campers enjoy a 3 to 1 ratio with our distinguished faculty of authors, agents and editors.
 
For more info visit www.litcampwriters.org

Tutor Corps positions available! 

We have positions in both our Tutor Corps and Tutor Corps Foundation organizations. 
Here are the following requirements for tutoring: 
*A car 
*An undergraduate degree from a four year college OR university 
*At least one year of experience tutoring and/or teaching
 
The Foundation does not require a tutor who has a car, but does require some experience working with youth.
 
Applications are online - 
Tutor Corps Application Form (works privately with students 1-1)
Tutor Corps Foundation Application Form (works with the Boys & Girls Clubs of SF)

WriterCoach Connection

" Are you looking for a meaningful way to help local students succeed? Consider volunteering with WriterCoach Connection.  We bring trained volunteers into middle and high schools to work with students on their classroom writing assignments. Our coaches focus on essential writing and critical thinking skills.
In Oakland this year we will be coaching every tenth grader at Fremont High School. Commit to 1-2 hours during the school day, 2-4 weeks a month and help students become confident and competent writers and thinkers.  Two part training sessions for new Oakland coaches will start on October 2 and on October 8. Coaching at Fremont High begins mid-October.
To register or for more information, please visit, www.writercoachconnection.org.  Questions? Contact Catherine O'Connell, catherineoconnellwcc@gmail.com or 415-407-1572."

 Lakeshore Writers 9-Week Creative Writing Workshops and Call for Submissions!

There's still a chance to grab one of the remaining spots in the Fall workshops starting next week. I'm also offering the Introduction to Creative Writing Class again this fall and have one spot available.

Reminder: Call For Submissions: October 19th is the deadline for submitting work for consideration in The Lakeshore, a literary magazine featuring work by Lakeshore Writers.

The Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize contest.

We are proud of the fact that many of our contest-winning entries have been first publications, and we look forward to more. Some of the past emerging writers who won the prize include:

Michael Byers, “Settled on the Cranberry Coast”, winner of our fiction 1994 prize

Anne Miano, “The Oboist”, winner of our fiction 1997 prize

Rachel Hiller Pratt, “Negotiating Bride Price”, 2003 essay prize winner

Yuko Sakata, “Unintended”, 2012 fiction prize winner

poet Derek Mong, fiction-writer Joanna Luloff and essayist Erica Bleeg, all first time publications and winners in our 2006 issue. 

Again, don’t forget that your $20 entry fee gets you a one-year subscription to The Missouri Review. Subscriptions are available in print or digital versions. Our downloadable digital subscription includes a full-length audio version of the journal.  You can find more information about the contest through our website: http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/

The deadline is October 1st, 2013, and we accept submissions online or by mail. Winners will be announced in January of 2014. We look forward to reading your entries!

The Oklahoma Review will be accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry until October 15.

Submissions may be sent via email to okreview@cameron.edu.

All works must be submitted electronically to okreview@cameron.edu. Files should be sent as email attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. If an attachment is impossible, writers may submit their work in the body of their email messages, noting specific format criteria when necessary. When sending multiple submissions (e.g. five poems), please include all the work in a single file. Indicate in the file name: your name and the title(s) in the following format (Author--Title of Piece). If you have any questions, please email Dr. Bayard Godsave at bgodsave@cameron.edu.

Authors should provide a cover paragraph with a short biography in the body of their email. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please indicate in your cover letter if your work is under consideration elsewhere. If your work is accepted by another publication, please let us know immediately.

We will neither consider nor return any submissions turned in via hard copy. Writers may submit the following:

•One piece of fiction, not surpassing twenty five (25) total pages

•One piece of nonfiction, not surpassing twenty five (25) total pages

•As many as five (5) pieces of poetry or translation

So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2014 issue.

This issue of So to Speak will feature our poetry and nonfiction contest winners, as well as fiction.  Submissions will be accepted from August 15 through October 15 through our online submissions manager.

The contest judge for the Spring 2014 Poetry Contest is Beth Ann Fennelly, and the judge for the Spring 2014 Nonfiction Contest is Jana Richman.  Winners will receive prize money and publication in the magazine; other finalists will also be published.  The contest entry fee of $15 includes a free copy of the Spring 2014 issue for all entrants.  Full submission guidelines are available at our website.

So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly 18 years.  So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that live up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning.  We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women’s lives and movements for women’s equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.

To read the kind of work So to Speak publishes, please visit our website, where you can find the free Summer 2013 Online Issue, and where you can find information about how to subscribe to the magazine.

Summer 2013

CORK WRITERS’ SCHOOL 2014, MITCHELSTOWN, CO CORK, IRELAND

The goal of this two-week program is to celebrate the concentration in Cork of a rich literary and cultural history and to offer to participants a unique educational and creative opportunity in this historic part of Ireland.

See our website www.corkwritersschool.com for full details.

Bookings are welcome from individuals or groups of any size.

For scholarships and concessions to visiting academics see “News and Announcements” on our home page.

2013 Lindsay Wildlife Museum Wild About Writers Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

Prizes Awarded for
$100 Fiction | $100 Poetry | $100 Non-Fiction
Each category will have five finalists. All finalists will receive non-cash prizes and ribbons attached to their name tags at the conference. From the five finalists, a first-place winner will be selected for the additional cash prize, with the invitation to read at the Wine and Cheese Mingle.
Complete guidelines and submission details here October 5, 2013 deadline.
 

THE END IS NIGH: A Researched Prose Contest from the Carolina Quarterly

Send us your dispatches about anxious endings, anticipated apocalypses, doomsday prepping, or getting right with God and family before it all comes crashing down. Or tell us about the aftermath of a less-than-total cataclysm. How do you move on after you literally (or figuratively) bet it all on END.
 
Pieces should incorporate travel experience, archival research, ethnographic observation, interviews, technical vocabulary from specialized professions, schematics for future technologies, or otherwise explore the vast, undocumented wilderness that lies beyond contemporary fiction and nonfiction’s manicured, clearly demarcated backyards.
 
Contest ends at midnight EST, December 31, 2013. No more than 5000 words per submission. Author name and contact information should appear on the cover letter, but nowhere else on the submission.
 
The grand prize winner will receive $1000. Three runners-up will receive $150 each. All winners will be published in an upcoming issue and featured in our online edition.
 
Guidelines:
Contest entry fee is $15, or $25 with a one-year subscription to the Quarterly (Just a buck more than the regular price!).
 
 
Or mail your entry, fee, and a SASE to THE END IS NIGH, Carolina Quarterly, 510 Greenlaw Hall, CB# 3520, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

 

PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2013

$2000 prize and book publication by Anhinga Press
 
Final Judge: PHILIP LEVINE
 
Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2013
 
Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to “Fresno State (Levine Prize).” 
 
Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee. Online payments can be made via credit or debit card at : http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/english/graduate/mfa/levine.html 
 
Mail Entries to: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry Department of English, Mail Stop PB 98 5245 N. Backer Ave. California State University, Fresno, Fresno, California 93740-8001
 

Ninth Letter Call For Submissions Graduate & Undergraduate Writers

Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction and poetry from students currently enrolled in a creative writing program for a special online edition to be published at ninthletter.com in Winter 2013-14. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to send work. Submissions will be open to November 1.
Complete details and submissions guidelines here.
 

Kelsey Street Press Announces 2013 Firsts!

An emerging writer's series featuring first books by women writers
Reading Period: August 1-August 31, 2013
Judge: Elizabeth Robinson
ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to women writers who have never published a full-length book of poetry. Our definition of “woman” is broad and includes transsexual, transgender, and genderqueer individuals. This year current and former students and close friends of Elizabeth Robinson may not submit manuscripts to the contest.
Complete guidelines and submissions details here.
 

Career Counseling for Recent Graduates

Our company bridges the gap between what people learn in college about working and what they need to get and succeed in a job that is fulfilling to them. We help people define success for themselves and teach them to start their careers with a clear trajectory toward their goals.
 
We have a small number of recent graduates participating in our free pilot program, and they are enthusiastic about the services we are providing them as they conduct a job search. We are recruiting more recent graduates (within the last three years) to participate, so please refer potential clients to Courtney Young-Law at courtney.young@gmail.com. Clients do not need to be in the Bay Area; we have clients in numerous locations.
 
We expect clients to spend two hours a week in person or on the phone with a coach and to complete eight hours a week in homework researching companies and doing personal reflection exercises. In return, we offer a program that helps recent graduates determine the following:
what careers you really want based on your passions and valueshow to share your personal story in a compelling, authentic way in interviewshow to network to find opportunities at companies through the side door as well as formal channels
You can forward potential clients to me, copy me on introductions, or just forward this email to them. Thanks for any help you can get. We are excited to be able to offer these services free of charge as we refine the curriculum, so it's a great time to participate!
 
Best,
Courtney Young-Law, Ed.D.
mobile: 415.336.1298
email: courtney@alumni.utexas.net
 

Just 20 days left to submit your residency application to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts!

Want to spend 2 - 8 weeks focusing solely on your creative process? Apply by September 1 for a residency at the KHN Center in historic Nebraska City! Now accepting apps for spots between January - June 2014.
Submission details here.


The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for these assistant professorships: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, beginning fall semester 2014

(1) Approved Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Creative Nonfiction

(2) Possible Hire for Assistant Professor of Creative Writing -- Fiction

Required qualifications: (1) Terminal degree in Creative Writing (MA, MFA, or PhD) or English (PhD), in hand by July 1, 2014; (2) one volume in primary specialization (literary nonfiction or fiction) published with a national press; (3) college/university-level teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: experience/expertise in other creative genres (e.g. poetry, drama, screenwriting) and/or editing/publishing; evidence of potential for continued success as a published writer; ability to work with graduate students individually and to direct MFA theses; and ability to teach courses in undergraduate creative writing and literature.

The university expects faculty members to continue to publish, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/Search_css.jsp requisition #185848 On-line applications can begin on August 12.

Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of literary nonfiction or fiction, and syllabi for two courses taught. To be assured full consideration, deadline is Oct 14. Selected applicants will be contacted at a later date for 3 letters of recommendation, published book, and for preliminary interviews via Skype. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
--
Kathleen Glasgow
Coordinator, Creative Writing Program
University of Minnesota
Department of English
kglasgow@umn.edu<mailto:kglasgow@umn.edu>
612-625-4360
http://creativewriting.umn.edu/

Gulf Coast's 2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

There's only one month left to enter Gulf Coast's 2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Robert Coover. The contest is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250 and also appear in issue 26.2, due out in April 2014, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.
Click here for more information about how to enter.
 

Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2013: One Month to Go!

There’s only one month left to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition, which offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates and nurtures creative talent, inviting writers to submit imaginative and original work in either category for entry: Poetry or Short Fiction.
Prizes include £500 prize money, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and a selection of books from partner organisations. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted and the deadline for entries is 31 August 2013.
For more information please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.

Volunteer Teach for Prison University Project

Here is an amazing and ongoing volunteer teaching opportunity with Prison University Project that could be a wonderful resume builder and volunteer opportunity. 
 
Liz Epstein is serving as the summer interim director of the program and is looking for qualified teachers to teach English prep courses to incarcerated men at San Quintin State Prison.  Volunteer teachers prepare these men to matriculate into an AA program at Patton College.
 
This link provides a complete list of all the courses offered through the Prison University Project and provides complete application and commitment details.  The deadline to apply has been extended so please complete your application ASAP if you are interested.

Note, Liz is hoping to find volunteer teachers for the English 99A and 99B courses being offered this fall.  If you can't commit this fall there will be further opportunities to apply in subsequent semesters.  If other non-English courses are of interest to you, you may apply with the understanding that 1) many of these positions have already been filled for the fall semester 2) volunteer teaching positions in all subjects will likely open up in subsequent semesters.
If you are seriously interested in the opportunity there is an Orientation/Training being offered for new and prospective volunteers this Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10a-2p.  Please email info@prisonuniversityproject.org to RSVP and for details.

Attendance at a training before the start of the semester is required for all volunteers. Note that if you have already attended an orientation session, you do not have to attend another.

SOL: English Writing in Mexico CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SOL, the online literary magazine (as well as hard copy available at Amazon.com) originating in the quaint colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, requests submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
NEW DEADLINE FOR THE OCTOBER 2013 issue: September 1. Your writing does not have to be about Mexico. Our three submission categories are:
a) people writing in English in Mexico
b) people writing in English about Mexico and
c) We Like It! Previously published submissions in SOL have included stories set in locations around the world.
Complete details and submission guidelines here

Narrative Spring 2013 Story Contest

Our spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.
Complete details & submission guidelines here

Narrative Fifth Annual Poetry Contest

JULY 19TH DEADLINE!
 
Narrative’s fifth annual poetry contest runs from May 19 until July 19. In a continuing effort to encourage and support talented poets, we’re offering prizes and widespread public announcement of all winners and finalists via the Internet, social media, Kindle, and our Apple and Android Apps. Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine.
 
Complete details & submission guidelines here
 
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Typist Opportunity

A local author is looking for someone to assist as a typist.  Chapters would be submitted to typist in handwriting, and typist would then type the text as written into Microsoft Word and email the document to the author's editor.  The book is about basketball and will include a lot of basketball/sports jargon, so the typist should be familiar with sports writing and preferably have foundational basketball knowledge.  Please submit resumes and a brief bio to Justine Jameson at js21@stmarys-ca.edu
Payment is hourly, and between $12 and $20 an hour depending on experience.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013.

Gold Line Press's 2013 Poetry & Fiction Chapbook Competitions are now open for submissions! 

Submit your manuscript on or before AUGUST 31, 2013
Each winner receives $500, publication of her/his perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN, and 10 contributor copies.Gold Line Press sends out an additional 30 copies on behalf of winners to respected literary venues for review. Winners can purchase additional copies of their chapbooks at cost.
Complete details & submission guidelines here

Three Tupelo Press Opportunities

July Open Submission Guidelines
July 1 - July 31, 2013 (postmark or online-submission date)
Throughout the month of July, Tupelo Press will hold open submissions for book-length poetry collections (48-90 pages) and chapbook-length poetry collections (20-47 pages). Selected manuscripts will receive publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript.
Complete details & submissions guidelines hereTupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Contest Guidelines
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Judge: Ilya KaminskyFirst prize: $1,000
Complete details & submission guidelines here
Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize Guidelines
August 1 — October 31, 2013 (postmark or online submission-date)
Final Judge: Mark Doty
$1,000 Prize
The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize is a prestigious national poetry prize for adult writers. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a cash prize, an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival (check out the Festival here: www.sunkengardenpoetry.org), and publication of a chapbook. Beginning in 2013, Hill-Stead will partner with Tupelo Press for the publication of the chapbook.

Complete details & submission guidelines here 

The Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a fiction writer at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track)

We welcome applications from writers with excellent records of publication, teaching, and service. Candidates with administrative and fund-raising experience, and qualifications in a secondary genre (poetry, creative non-fiction, screen writing), are preferred. The successful candidate will teach four courses per academic year, and participate fully in all activities of the creative writing program, including serving in rotation as one of the directors of the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate components. Salary will be $65,000 - $75,000, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
 
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than September 15, 2013. Applicants who meet the above qualifications should prepare the following materials, to be uploaded as a single pdf document: (1) A letter of application. (2) A curriculum vitae. (3) the names and email addresses of 3 individuals who can provide letters of recommendation (please do not have the letters sent to us at this time; we will collect these letters if and when we wish to review them). (4) A statement of teaching philosophy. (5) A writing sample (in fiction) up to thirty pages in length. (6) One or two sample syllabi, for courses you have taught or would like to teach.
 
Additional materials—including letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations—may be requested from some applicants at a later date. Please do not include them in your application at this time.
 
If you do not know how to merge pdfs into a single document, we recommend the online utility pdfmerge.com. After you have compiled all of the above materials into a single pdf using pdfmerge.com or another utility, please visit creativewriting.wisc.edu/submissions and upload your application using the form in the center of the page. For the "genre" option, be sure to select "Fiction Faculty Position." Once you have successfully uploaded your application, you may return to creativewriting.wisc.edu/submissions, and log in using the form on the left of that page, to confirm that your application has been received. If you have any trouble with the application process, or questions, please contact Creative Writing Program Administrator Sean Bishop at sbbishop@wisc.edu.
 

The Bay School of San Francisco is hiring a Writing & Literature Instructor

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to a positive community.  Our campus also serves as headquarters for the BATDC (Bay Area Teachers Development Collaborative).
 
Writing & Literature Instructor
We are seeking an instructor in writing and literature for the 2013 fall trimester (approximately August 15 through November 30). The instructor is responsible for three courses—two sections of Writing Workshop for 9th-grade students and one section of Advanced Composition for 11th-and 12th-grade students.


See complete details and how to apply here.

 

BANG OUT's current submission period is now OPEN until August 15th.

BANG OUT Volume XXII: “Song” will be Saturday, October 19th at Litquake's annual Lit Crawl, arguably the best night for readings in the Bay Area all year. 

The theme for the reading is "Song."

Before the written word, literature it was oral, performed or in song. All our best songwriters are gifted poets and storytellers and the rhythms and refrains of song are present in our best written words. 

BANG OUT Volume XXII: "Song" is a celebration of storytelling and lyric and through a musical lens. The loose requirements for this theme are that you write a maximum of 1,000 words of fiction, poetry or essay either 1. written to be a song, or 2. about songs.

Your pieces can be played, sung or simply read at our event during Litquake's Lit Crawl on October 19th.

Please only submit if you are not already booked to participate in any Litquake events, and are available to read on Saturday, October 19th.

We will be accepting submissions until August 15th. 

Send submissions, attached as a Word document, to: submissions@bangoutsf.com

We will contact you by email to let you know if your work has been accepted.

Babbling Creek Review Seeking Submissions

Alumna and Editor-in-Chief, Bethany Ruthnick (creative nonfiction, 2013) has just launched this cool, new E-Zine!  Congrats on this huge accomplishment, Bethany!  Here’s what she’s looking for:
1.) Original work. Nothing borrowed or lifted (aka plagiarized). This should really be a huge Duh, but I'll throw it out there just in case.
2.) We want first run work. If it's been published somewhere else (online or print), sorry we'll have to pass. Beside do you really want the same piece out there in multiple places, all confused and bug eyed, and not at all sure which lit mag to run to when it gets lost? If you've been published elsewhere, good on you. Now sit back down and write something else -something amazing- and send that our way instead.
3.) We will only consider submissions that are sent via email. Please send your stuff to: BabblingCreekReview@gmail.com   Please include the title of your piece, along with the word Submissions in the subject line. Example: A Thirsty Toad, Submissions. If you leave out one, or the other, or both (& "WTH" is your problem, buddy?) the piece will be discarded. We will not respond to inquiries about the status of a submission. But rest assured that if you have submitted, we will get back to you. Be patient. We'll be in touch in four to six weeks.
For more information check out their website!
 

Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition Call for Entries: Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition offers both existing and aspiring writers the chance to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates and nurtures creative talent, inviting writers to submit imaginative and original work in either category for entry: Poetry or Short Fiction.
Prizes include £500 prize money, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual and a selection of books from partner organisations. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted and the deadline for entries is 31 August 2013. For more information please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting.

The Mosaic Company is hiring! Open House in San Ramon

Wednesday, July 10th
5-7 pm

3170 Crow Canyon Place, Ste 200
San Ramon, CA  94583

** We will be serving light appetizers and  non-alcoholic beverages

*** Raffle prize drawings

We are a dynamic organization, focused on training and consulting for energy and utility organizations in the United States and Canada. We are hiring in San Ramon & Walnut Creek!
Come meet with Mosaic’s Hiring team.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:
•  Instructional Design Consultants
•  Senior Instructional Design Consultants
•  Project Managers
•  Technical Writers
•  Change Management Consultants
•  Junior Instructional Design Consultants
Please let me know if you have any questions.  The parking is also free…Crow Canyon Road exit off of 680 freeway.
Jill Howard is local in the SF East Bay working remote for Mosaic, her cell is 925-785-1107 and email jillh@themosaiccompany.com.  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jill-howard/13/409/2b62013’s Mosaic: Seven Small Jewels in Consulting Magazine
If anyone has an immediate job need, they can also contact me directly, that’s perfectly fine.

Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest

Women Who Write Inc.’s 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest is accepting entries through June 30. The contest is open to all women ages 18 and above.

There is a $12 entry fee for each prose piece submitted, or for up to two poems. Prose pieces may be fiction or nonfiction and are limited to 3,000 words max.

First prize is $300, second $200 and third $100. Prizes will be awarded in each category, and winners will also be published in Calliope, the annual anthology of Women Who Write.
Complete Submmission Guidelines

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s. One winner is chosen in each genre--poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction--by pairs of judges from our Board of Advisors. Each winner receives $200, two tickets to the conference on September 20-21, 2013, and a reading during the conference.
Complete Submission Guidelines

Four Way Books June Reading Period

In June, we read full-length poetry collections and novellas or short story collections. We do not read novels, translations, non-fiction.

During our June reading period, manuscripts are selected by the editors of Four Way Books.

Each manuscript may be mailed by June 30, 2013, or submitted online between June 1 and midnight PST / 3 AM EST on July 1, 2013, accompanied by a $28.00 processing fee made online or by check or money order made out to Four Way Books.
Complete Submission Guidelines

YesYes books is looking for two unpaid interns

YesYes Books is looking for editors! One to focus on reviews/general publicity and one to focus on social media. Each position will require about 5 hours per week and is in exchange for free books, publishing swag and our endless love (i.e. no pay).

If you are interested, please send your CV (or your experience and skills in a bullet list) and a statement of interest to kmasullivan@yesyesbooks.com. We will be reading CVs and such this week and then setting up phone interviews next week.
All the work will be done remotely.
 
Friend us at facebook.com/yesyesbooks
yesyesbooks.com

Subito Press Book Prize

for full-length collections of poetry & prose
Poetry Judge: Julie Carr
Fiction Judge: Stephen Graham Jones
Submissions are open from June 15th to August 15th. 
Reading Fee is $20.
Submission details

Barrow Street Poetry Prize June 30 Deadline

Barrow Street is accepting submissions for our 2013 Book Contest judged by Afaa Michael Weaver.  The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2013.  Please review our guidelines for more information.
This year's contest judge, Afaa Michael Weaver's twelfth collection of poetry, The Government of Nature, 2013 was just published by the University of Pittsburgh Press; it is the second book in a trilogy that began with The Plum Flower Dance:  Poems 1985-2005.  His honors include a Fullbright Scholarship, one from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Pew Foundation, and a May Sarton Award, among many others.  He is a faculty member at Cave Canem and a Professor at Simmons College.

NANO Fiction Fifth Annual NANO Prize

The Fifth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is open!
All entrants will receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September.
Submission details

Ether Books Writing Competition

We are currently running three writing competitions. All are Flash Fiction/non-Fiction and free to enter:
1. 18-25 Summer Shorts 2013
This is a downloads based competition. The story with the highest number of downloads wins.
Prize: £50 for first place and top three will receive premium-level Ether Writer Membership.
2. Journeys Flash Competition
This is a judged competition. Our panel of five judges will decide the winner.
Prize: £50 for first place and top three will receive formal reviews from each of the five judges.
3. Twisted Tales
We are hosting this competition in conjunction with Raging Aardvark Publishing.
Winning entries will be published in ebook and printed formats.
Full details and how to submit here.

Marketing and Communications Assistant Position at SFMOMA

This is a union position subject to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
As the initial department contact both inside and outside the organization, the Marketing and Communications Assistant is a key position, responsible for providing administrative support for the M&C department and coordinating a wide range of projects as assigned by the M&C staff. S/He reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JUNE 21, 2013.  Further details & how to apply here.

 

The Song Cave hosting an open call for manuscripts 

Accepting submissions in poetry/essay/translation from July 1st through July 31st!

Full submission details will be announced on July 1st. We'll see you then... Now get to work!
http://main.the-song-cave.com/
 

The Kenyon Review Fellowships

This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $32,500 stipend, plus health benefits.
September 1st – October 1st, 2013 • Application Period
Complete details and how to apply here!

Call for Papers and Creative Presentations, 2013 John R. Milton Writers’ Conference

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Review, held October 31-November 2, 2013, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of South Dakota Review, we are seeking panel proposals, roundtable proposals, and scholarly papers related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Memory, Remembrance, Commemoration and the American West.
Complete details and submission guidelines here.

Applied Research Center is hiring

Colorlines is seeking a 12-month editorial fellow to lead us in developing and executing innovative community engagements alongside our daily news coverage.
 
About Colorlines and the Applied Research Center:
Colorlines is a Web magazine that publishes daily news, analysis and investigative reporting that puts race at the center of the story. We are part of the Applied Research Center (ARC), a 30-year-old, national racial justice organization.
 
See full details and how to apply here: http://www.arc.org/content/view/2366/173/
 

Flying Object is hiring

Full-time permanent position available September 1st:  Managing Director
Flying Object is seeking an experienced Managing Director to handle the day-to-day management of the organization. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director. The Managing Director is a new position within the organization.
Flying Object is a nationally known literary and visual arts center centrally located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts between Amherst and Northampton. Flying Object’s major program areas include its work as a publisher (Factory Hollow Press), production of an annual literary festival and bookfair (ifbookthen festival), as well as a residency program (ResidencyX), all of which are actively being developed. Additionally, the organization serves as an intimate venue for events and performances, exhibitions, workshops, a contemporary poetry archive, and other activities.
See full details and how to apply here:  http://www.flying-object.org/2013/05/flying-object-is-hiring/
 

Spring 2013

Best New Poests 2013 Open Competition

I am pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for the Best New Poets 2013 Open Competition. 
Eligible poets have until Saturday, May 25 to submit their work for consideration by guest editor Brenda Shaughnessy.
Best New Poets is an annual anthology of 50 poems from emerging writers who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry. You can read the full eligibility rules at http://bestnewpoets.org/eligibility.
 

 William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

A competitive talent search open to all writing in English, the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition is for previously unpublished work. Self-published and print-on-demand books are considered published. Books, stories, essays previously published in their entirety on the Internet are considered published. Collections are not accepted in any category.
Entries are accepted now in eight categories: Novel, Novella, book-length Narrative Non-Fiction, Novel-in-Progress, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, and Short Story by a High School Student. Overall goals of the competition are to seek out new, talented writers and assist them in finding literary agents and, ultimately, publishers for their work.
DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013.  Complete contest guidelines here.

Ahsahta's third annual chapbook contest!

This year's contest will be judged by K. Silem Mohammad. The prize is $1,000 + 100 copies of the chapbook, which will also be available through our website. (Check out our previous chapbooks by Janaka Stucky, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, and Farid Matuk at ahsahtapress.org.)

We're looking for manuscripts from 25-40 pages long. The full description of the rules is at ahsahtapress.org/secure/submissions/, which also hosts the Submission Manager.

The 2013 Blake Poetry Prize is now open and accepting entries. Entries close Friday 14 June.

If you’re interested in entering your poem, you can download and fill in the2013 Blake Entry Form and follow the submission guidelines on the flyer. You can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

Presented by the NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society, the $5,000 Prize is named for visionary artist and poet William Blake, and was established to give Australian poets new possibilities to explore religion and spirituality in the twenty-first century.

The judges for the 2013 prize are renowned Australian poets Robert Adamson, Michelle Cahill and Eileen Chong.

 Doire Press is pleased to announce its 2013 International Poetry Chapbook Competition! 

Winners will each receive 75 copies of their own professionally edited and printed chapbook published by Doire Press.  Chapbooks will be perfect-bound, contain up to 40 pages, feature color front and back covers, as well as their own isbn and barcode.

Ten shortlisted writers will be included in an anthology.

Entries: 3 poems per entry (6 pages max)

Deadline: May 29th, 2013

To read the full list of contest guidelines, submit via email or to pay by Paypal, please visit our website at www.doirepress.com

 

Omindawn is delighted to announce BAX: Best American Experimental Writing Anthology is now open for submissions!

The Best American Experimental Writing anthology ("BAX" for short) will 

be an annual anthology of approximately 200 pages. The first issue will be 

published in the spring of 2014 by Omnidawn Publishing. The Guest Editor, 

Cole Swensen, will choose 60% of the content; the Series Editors, Seth 

Abramson and Jesse Damiani, will select 20% of the content, and at least 

20% of the content will be chosen by the Guest Editor and Series Editors 

from submissions received via the submission process described below.  

The cost for a submission is $9 for three pieces of writing or nine pages 

(whichever is fewer). If you have ever been a colleague, student, and/ 

or close friend of the Guest Editor (for 2013: Cole Swensen) or the Series 

Editors (for 2013 and beyond: Seth Abramson and Jesse Damiani) there is a 

question on the Omnidawn Submittable web page where you can indicate 

any Editors with whom you have had such a relationship so your submission 

can be read by someone other than the Editor(s) you know. Selections for 

the anthology will be announced publicly in spring 2014, though authors

whose work is selected will be notified electronically in winter 2013-14.

For full guidelines visit www.omnidawn.com/bax

 

WritersCorps is hiring creative writing teaching artists the 2013-14 academic year!

Applications are due on May 20th 

http://bit.ly/mknod4 

We will also have an informal meet n' greet session on April 13th at our Poetry Projection Project event at YBCA (701 Mission Street) at 2 pm. This is a short film program that we've been doing for the past 3 years. Following the event, there will be a reception, and WritersCorps staff and current teaching artists will be there to meet applicants and answer any questions.

http://bit.ly/15I8P3o

The Captive Muse:  A Workshop on Creativity and What Gets in Its Way

with Susan Kolodny, DMH, MFA

Sunday, April 28, l:00-5:00 p.m.

Dream Institute of Northern California

1672 University Avenue, Berkeley 94703

For information or to register:

  (5l0) 845-1767       

  dreaminstitute@gmail.com

Workshop: 

Those who do creative work, or want to, often encounter internal obstacles to that work.

Some of these are expressions of the fears and anxieties that inevitably accompany the creative process. In this workshop, we will meet and name the inner voices that may berate, disparage, 

or distract when we would paint, sculpt, or write. We will consider what constitutes “helpers” and can contribute to a sense of safety that can allow us to proceed. Although the focus will be on creativity in the arts and writing, the workshop will have bearing on other creative pursuits.

Psychotherapists and others who work with creative individuals will gain a deeper understanding of the anxieties creative people often experience and ways these may be better understood, tamed, and so made tolerable. Part experiential, part didactic.

$45 ($55 with Continuing Education Units for Psychotherapists)

Open to the public.

Workshop Leader:

Susan Kolodny is a psychoanalyst practicing in Oakland where she works with artists, writers, and others in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She is the author of The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000). She is also a poet whose work appears in many literary journals and anthologies and has been featured on Poetry Daily and American Life in Poetry. Her first collection, After the Firestorm, was published in 2011 by Mayapple Press. Dr. Kolodny is Member and Faculty at SFCP and a Personal Analyst at PINC. She has lectured widely, taught courses, and conducted workshops on various aspects of creativity and its inhibition.

Inclusive feminist chapbook contest!

Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist press sponsored by the Fall for the Book literary festival, seeks submissions for its annual chapbook contest.  Writers of any gender or sexuality are welcome to submit.

Judge: Cathy Park Hong

Genres accepted: Poetry and hybrid texts 

Reading Period: March 15 - June 1, 2013

Length: 15-25 page manuscripts

Reading fees begin at $16, with options for discounted catalog titles

For more information visit http://gazinggrainpress.wordpress.com

Upcoming deadline!

Family Matters. 

First place: $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train. 

Deadline: April 30.

Entries tend to run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but all lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.

We invite stories about families of all configurations. 

Writing Guidelines can be found at http://www.glimmertrain.com/familymatters.html

People spend much of their lives trying to repress and hide things, and I've come to feel that it's the business of fiction to bring up to visibility those things that families and social groups and individuals habitually hide.—Charles Baxter, interviewed by Jeremiah Chamberlin.

Win a $750 scholarship to the Community of Writers week-long writing workshop and publication in Moonshine Ink!

You must live within 105-mile radius of Downtown Truckee and be accepted as a participant to the Community of Writers summer workshops.

Workshop Application Deadline:

April 5, 2013

Contest Submission Deadline: 

April 29, 2013

Poetry Workshop Dates: 

June 22 - 29, 2013 (Sat-Sat)

Writers Workshop Dates: 

July 8 - 15, 2013 (Mon-Mon)

Contest Guidelines:

The Tahoe region should play an integral and identifiable role in your submission.

The submission should be no more than 500 words, but it can be a self-contained piece or an excerpt from current work. If an excerpt, the work should be able to stand on its own celebrating the local community/region. 

Accepted genres are fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, or poetry.

For more information about the contest visit www.the-y-foundation.org

Ballot Press is having a $2,000 monthly writing contest!

How the contest works:

First, writers submit a complete manuscript after agreeing to the contest rules and terms of service. Then, the writer selects 1,500 words or less to be posted on BallotPress.com. And like a private writers’ group, readers can then critique the work and vote from one to five on each entry.

All entries are open to votes for 30 days, regardless of when they are submitted. There are no entry fees and unless the work is a contest winner selected for publishing, the author retains all rights to their work.

The top entries, in their entirety, will be judged by a Ballot Press jury. Each month, at least one winner will receive $2,000.

If selected by the judges for publishing, the work will be professionally edited with the writer being responsible for requested rewrites, then copy edited. Next, the book will be published and promoted by Ballot Press with writers earning 50 percent of the net profits. Costs do not include Ballot Press operating costs, including our marketer’s salaries.

Further details can be found at BallotPress.com

Paper Darts Short Fiction Award!

Write Words.  Make Money.

Entree fee: $6

Judge: Elliot Holt

Word Limit: 800

Deadline: 5-15-2013

$800 for 800 Words.  Plus, the winning story will appear fully illustrated, all beautified and sexy on its very own custom website. 

For submission details visit http://paperdarts.org/short-fiction-award

Financial Support for Writers! 

The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, to poets, to emerging playwrights and to organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth.  These grants cover expenses in a number of areas.

We offer financial support to unpublished and emerging writers for a period not to exceed a year; we offer scholarships for students to attend accredited MFA programs in creative writing; we support writing research; we offer funding to allow unpublished and emerging writers to attend writers' retreats and conferences. 

The deadline for receipt of all material is October 15th.

For application details visit ElizabethGeorgeOnline.com

Job Opportunity!

The Jan Term catalog editor will edit/revise/standardize all text for the Jan Term 2014 catalog. The work is done approx. 80% independently, and 20% in consultation with the Jan Term program coordinator. 

Deadline to apply: Monday, April 1, 2013 by 5:00p

Please send resume and paragraph of interest to pe1@stmarys-ca.edu and cc: Candace Eros Diaz and Sara Mumolo

Tasks include:

--Editing all course proposals for syntax/grammar, uniformity, length, and accuracy;

--Corresponding with approx. 125 faculty members regarding each of their proposals;

--Setting and keeping deadlines for faculty feedback/corrections/amendments to their proposals;

--Preparing the full text of the catalog for delivery to the Jan Term program coordinator no later than mid-July/August 1st.

Qualifications:

--Previous paid work experience in writing/editing projects

--Ability to handle many different faculty contacts and respond in a more-than-timely manner to all inquiries/responses/requests

--Ability to work independently

--Ability to adopt editorial standards and apply them across different texts

--proficiency with Microsoft Word

A successful catalog editor is able to work on weekends and should be able to get the job done in under 15-20 hours per week. (I and other past editors have been able to do it in around 10 hours a week.) 

Term of employment is May through July (August at the latest); pay is $15/hr.

Good organizational skills

Experience conducting research on Internet

Experience with social media a plus

Familiarity with booksellers, children's books helpful, but not essential

Good command of English language, knowledge of grammar is important

Please send cover letter explaining why this internship interests you, what you hope to get out of it, along with a resume of previous work experience to: marissamoss@crestonbooks.co and please cc: Candace Eros Diaz and Sara MumoloThe deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Test Preparation Instructor Positions Available!

Sherwood Test Prep is seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT and ACT classes.  These are part-time positions with classes once per week on weekends.  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills.

Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.

Salary: $40 per hour for GRE, GMAT, and LSAT classroom instruction;

$30 per hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.

Qualifications:

Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. or equivalent, Master's. J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. or equivalent, J.D., or Master's degree.

Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, or ACT

Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class.  Prior university teaching experience is required.

Must have both excellent math and verbal/writing skills.  Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.

Consistent Weekend Commitment

For more information visit www.sherwoodtest.com

Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.

The Narrative Winter Contest

Open to all writers, and all entries will be considered for publication 

Deadline: Sunday, March 31, at midnight, PDT.

$2,500 First Prize

$1,000 Second Prize

$500 Third Prize

Ten finalists receive $100 each

See the guidelines.  Read prior winners and view the many recent awards garnered by our authors.

http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/194590

The magazine is free to readers, but we are committed to paying our authors, to providing excellent editorial support, and to encouraging a wide audience for good writing.  Narrative reaches a worldwide audience of more than 170,000 readers.

The Gulf Coast Prize Contest Closes March 15th

Only two weeks left to submit to the annual Gulf Coast Prizes. The contest awards a total of $6,000 to poets, essayists, and fiction writers. This year's judges are Stanley Plumly (Poetry), Maggie Shipstead (Fiction), and Darin Strauss (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay)!

The winner in each genre receives $1,500, and there are two $250 honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 26.1, due out in Fall 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.

Gulf Coast is accepting submissions both via our online submissions manager and via postal mail. The $23 reading fee includes a year-long subscription to Gulf Coast. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000 words; poetry entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten pages. Multiple entries (or entries in more than one genre) are allowed, but entrants must pay a separate reading fee each time.

Upcoming deadline for Glimmer Train's Fiction Open!

First place: $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train.

Deadline: March 31

Open to all writers.  Any story that has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication is welcome. 

Winners and finalists will be announced in the June 1st bulletin, and contacted directly one week earlier.

Complete writing guidelines.

Ameson Year in China!

The Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation is looking for students graduating in Spring 2013 to participate in our Ameson Year in China program.
 
As a participant in AYC, you will teach English for one academic year in China.  You will teach in a secondary school, a primary school, or an adult learning center.
 
-Monthly stipend of 5000 RMB
-Free Chinese language lessons
-Free housing
-Reimbursement for round trip flights
-Basic health insurance
-Free airport pickup and arrival support
 
For required qualifications and other information visit www.ameson.org/ayc

Writers @ Work Presents…

Annual Fellowship Competition

This annual Fellowship Competition is geared towards emerging writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

First place in each genre receives:

- $1000

- Publication in Quarterly West

- A featured reading

- Tuition for 2013 conference

Deadline: Submissions close March 1, 2013

Reading Fee: $20 per entry

Eligibility and guidelines can be found online at www.writersatwork.org

The Ploughshares Literary Magazine's Emerging Writer's Contest continues! 

We will be open for a little over another month, until April 2nd. The prize is publication and $1,000 each for one story writer, one poet, and one essayist. For international readers, you now have the option of receiving your subscription digitally, as a PDF or an e-book file. Just select Digital Subscription from the "genre" drop-down menu. You can still get the issue in print, but the shipping is extra.

We are excited to announce that Spry Literary Journal is open for submissions for its second issue.  

We hope to inspire the students, faculty, and friends of the Saint Mary's College of California to read our guidelines and submit their poetry and prose.  We are accepting submissions for this issue until March 31, 2013. 

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

We accept all short forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We also challenge you to write sparsely (under 750 words) and submit to our Flash category. Submissions are requested in all genres, and simultaneous submissions are welcome. We have a strict blind submissions policy, and only accept writing through our submissions manager. Our first issue is live at http://www.sprylit.com. Please head over to see what we've published in our inaugural issue, and to start conversations with our authors, poets, and staff members. Renowned writer Porochista Khakpour is interviewed in the issue as well. 

Please visit our submissions manager http://sprylit.submittable.com/submit to submit your work to us.

Red Mountain Press will award $1000 and publication for a full-length book of poetry.

Submit a manuscript of 48-75 pages via the Submission Manager or mail.  Visit the website www.redmountainpress.us for complete rules and submission criteria.  Open submission, blind judging.  Please use 12 pt. standard font.

 

Deadline: September 15, 2013

Website: www.redmountainpress.us

Email: redmtnpress@gmail.com

 

Entry Fee: $27 for electronic submissions via Submission Manager

$30 for paper submissions

Publishing Opportunity with Daring Pride

Daring Pride is soliciting GLBTQ related viction and/or poetry from talented young writers participating in MFA programs across the country.  Submissions accepted by mail or online from 1/20/13 through 8/2/13.  Winners will be announced by 9/30/13.  Submit work to ben.dralle@glbtbookstore.com or
Daring Pride Fiction Contest
#18
1900 NE 3rd Street, Suite 106
Bend, OR 97701

Guidelines:
One original story (max 7000 words) or a poem
Author's name should not appear on mss
Include cover page with story/poem title, word count, author's name, address, phone, & email
Typed in 12 pt font, numbered pages, and single spaced
$10 entry fee paid by check or money order made out to "GLBT Books."

Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize

Fourth Genre seeks the best creative nonfiction essay for its ninth annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize.  The winning author receives $1000 and the winning entry will be published in an upcoming issue of Fourth Genre.  The runner-up entry will be considered for publication.
Complete submission guidelines.

Writers and Editors Awards, Grants, & Fellowship Website

A great resource for writers!

West Marin Review is now accepting submissions for Vol. 5

West Marin Review is now accepting submissions of literary works and visual art for Volume 5 to be published in spring 2014. To help cover printing costs for Volume 5, we require a $10 submission fee.
Deadline is May 1, 2013.  Submission guidelines here.

Sprung Formal, the Kansas City Art Institute’s literary arts journal, is now accepting submissions for its 2013 issue

We are currently seeking your bits, your bobs, your doodads, your inconsequentialities, your dashes, pinches and sprinkles, your inadequacies, your little man syndromes, your shrunken heads, your microcosms, your EPs, your miniatures, your flash in the pan, your parasites and viruses, your quirks, your quarks, your quacks, your mosquito bites, your tiny resentments, the small stuff you aren’t sweating, the small stuff you are sweating, your sweat and tears, your modest mice, your little deaths, your little debts, your teacup poodles, your cupcakes, your brief thoughts, your briefs’ thoughts, your wee dinky peanuts, your lowercase, your punctuation, your slights, your oxford commas, and all tiddlywits.
Acceptable formats:
Poetry (25 lines maximum, 4-6 poems)
Microfiction (under 400 words, 3-5 stories)
Visual Imagery (will be shrunk to 5x3” or smaller, 4-6 images)
Our submission period is: February 5th-March 12th, 2013.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
Email and snail mail submissions are accepted (Please note no submission will be returned)
Email submissions can be directed to:
sprungformalkcai@gmail.com
Please put last name/title(s) of work in subject line
Snail Mail submissions can be directed to:
Sprung Formal
Kansas City Art Institute
Attn: Jordan Stempleman
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Mason's Road is Seeking Submissions

Our submissions period runs for two months - February 1, 2013 to April 1, 2013. We seek to publish the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, craft essays, audio, and visual art.

The theme for our next issue is “point of view,” and we are seeking unique and playful takes on the topic. Please look at our submissions page to read more about this theme, which is rich with creative possibilities.

Submit to the 2013 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest 

The contest is open from today to April 2 at 12:00 noon EST.  One winner in each genre—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction—will receive $1,000 and publication.
Submission Guidelines

Sunstone Magazine 2013 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest

Entries should relate to Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. Essays, without author identification, will be judged by noted Mormon authors and professors of literature. Winners will be announced by 31 May 2013 on Sunstone’s website, Sunstone.org. Winners only will be notified by email. After the announcement, all other entrants will be free to submit their essays elsewhere. 
Prizes: A total of $450 will be shared among the winning entries.
Rules: 1. Up to three entries may be submitted by any one author. Send manuscript in PDF or Word format to sunstone.editor@gmail.com by 28 February 2013
2. Each essay must be double-spaced. All essays must be 3500 words or fewer. The author’s name should not appear on any page of the essay.
3. In the body of the email,  the author must state the essay’s title and the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email. The author must also include language attesting that the entry is her or his own work, that it has not been previously published, that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted to other publishers until after the contest. The author must also grant permission for the manuscript to be filed in the Sunstone Collection at the Marriott Library of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. If the entry wins, Sunstone magazine retains  first-publication rights though publication is not guaranteed. The author retains all literary rights. Sunstone discourages the use of pseudonyms; if used, the author must identify the real and pen names and the reasons for writing under the pseudonym.
Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers Now Open

1st place wins $1500 and publication.  Deadline: February 28.
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5000.
Submissions Guidelines

Southwestern American Literature is Seeking Submissions

Our journal has been in circulation for more than 40 years, publishing essays, book reviews, poetry, and short fiction with themes related to the greater Southwest. We hope to publish an issue this Spring, so we need submissions by next Friday, February 8. We are accepting submissions of any genre, but we are in greater need of short fiction. The southwest does not need to be the focal point of the story, but it should be a part of the story.
 
Here is the link to our magazine for submission guidelines.
 

The Institute of Reading Development is Seeking Candidates for Summer 2013 Teaching Positions

We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.
Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:
Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $500 and $700 per week while teaching.

Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.

Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.
We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website.

Straight Forward Poetry Call for Submissions

We are also busy reading submissions for Issue Four, due out in March.

Outrageous Fortune Call for Submissions!

Outrageous fortune, the only online literary magazine made for undergraduates by undergraduates, would like to encourage you to submit to our literary magazine. We publish each of our volumes at the end the academic semester but also have roll over submissions. Students can find our submission guidelines at:http://www.mbc.edu/outrageousfortune-new/submission-guidelines/ . 
 
We accept prose, poetry, and digital art files. We have previously published 6 volumes and will be publishing our seventh at the end of this semester.

Scholarship Opportunity!

24 Pearl Street Online Writing Workshops

Applying for a scholarship to a 24PearlStreet online writing workshop is a free, easy process. First, apply to the class you are interested in; scholarships can only be awarded to accepted applicants. The deadline for our Spring scholarship is February 15: Good luck!

Courses are offered in PoetryFiction, and Nonfiction. Each genre is offered in Eight-week Studio classes, Four-week Workshops, and One-week intensives.

Look through the current catalog and choose a class that you would like to join. Apply online!

http://www.fawc.org/24pearlstreet/application_scholarship.php

Open for Submissions!

Submit now to the annual Gulf Coast Prizes. The contest awards a total of $6,000 to poets, essayists, and fiction writers. This year's judges areStanley Plumly (Poetry), Maggie Shipstead (Fiction), and Darin Strauss (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay)!

The winner in each genre receives $1,500, and there are two $250 honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast26.1, due out in Fall 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.

 
Gulf Coast will accept submissions both via our online submissions managerand via postal mail. The $23 reading fee includes a year-long subscription to Gulf CoastThe deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit one piece, up to 7,000 words; poetry entrants may submit as many as five poems, up to ten pages. Multiple entries (or entries in more than one genre) are allowed, but entrants must pay a separate reading fee each time. Click here for how to 

Superstition Review

Is accepting submissions until February 28 for their spring issue.  Submission details here.

Upcoming Deadline

Very Short Fiction Award!

1st place wins $1,500 and publication inGlimmer Train. Deadline: January 31

We invite you to submit your very short stories (maximum word count 3,000) within the next 21 days.

Prizes:

1st place: $1,500 and publication

2nd place: $500, or if published, $700

3rd place: $300, or if published, $700

Reading fee is $15 per story; please, no more than three submissions per contest.

Open to all. Any short story that has not appeared in print, nor been accepted by a print publication, is welcome!

Writing Guidelines

Fence is Accepting Poetry & Fiction Submissions through January 10th

Submissions guidelines here

Fall 2012

Writers @ Work 2013 Fellowship Competition

W@W is pleased to announce our annual Fellowship Competition for emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Prizes (Awarded in each category):
First Prize: $1,000, publication in Quarterly West, tuition for the 2012 conference and a manuscript consultation during the conference with one of the visiting editors or agents.
Two Honorable Mentions: $250.
Complete submission guidelines and eligibility requirements

Smoking Glue Gun Chapbook Contest

Invites you to submit your face-rocking chapbook.
They welcome submissions containing any type of art; that is, writing, visual art, photography, hybrid, etc. we also welcome co-authored chapbooks.
Full submission guidelines here!

Foothill: a journal of poetry

Is seeking submissions for its 2013 print and online issues.  They welcome up to five poems in any form or genre form from poets enrolled in a graduate program. 
For complete submission guidelines visit their website

WC&C Scholarship Competition

AWP offers two annual scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. The scholarships are applied to fees for winners who attend one of the member programs in AWP’s Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and four finalists also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.
For full details go to: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/wcc_scholarships_overview

Cork Writers' School scholarship alert!

This new and exciting academic program, The Cork Writers' School, was developed to run in conjunction with the Elizabeth Bowen/William Trevor Literary Festival based in Mitchelstown, Ireland.
 
The goal of this two-week program is to celebrate the concentration in Cork of a rich literary and cultural history, and to offer participants a unique educational opportunity in this historic part of Ireland.  Please visit our website www.corkwritersschool.com.

Be sure to check out the William Trevor Scholarship to the Cork Writers' School.

Upcoming Deadline for Glimmer Train!

The Fiction Open (1st place wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories) welcomes your entries through January 2.

This category is open to all subjects, all themes, and to all writers.Submissions to the Fiction Open usually run from 2,000 to 8,000 words, but stories of any length from 2,000 to 20,000 words are fine. Writing Guidelines

The 1st-place winner will receive $2,500, be published inGlimmer Train Stories Issue 90 and will receive twenty copies of that issue. Second- and third-place winners will be awarded, respectively, $1,000 and $600 (or, if chosen for publication, $700).

Stolen Island Review call for submissions!

Please send previously unpublished fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews, experimental works, critical essays, photography and artwork (black and white) to stolen.island@umit.maine.edu by December 15, and let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
 
Suggested format:
File name: LastnameGenreTitle
.doc or .docx
 
Suggested length limit:
Review - 2 pages
Poem - 3 pages
Other - 8 pages
 
Images:
black & white
.JPEG file format

The Indie Writers' Deathmatch Short Story Contest is back!

New Prize.  New Challenge.  Same Bloodthristy Prose.
 
The most taxing short story contest on Earth returns for its sixth year, and Broken Pencil Magazine has upped the ante in more ways than one.  Canada's Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts is raising the pressure on writers with new rules and a new prize that means the stakes are higher than ever!  Eight stories will go head-to-head in our Online Arena, but only one will triumph.
 
Whoever emerges victorious will be awarded The Complete Indie Writers Makeover: a consultation with literary agent Sam Hiyate of the Right Factory; a consultation with novelist and Globe & Mail columnist Russel Smith; and a meeting and feedback session with Coach House Press, plus publication in the Spring 2013 issue of Broken Pencil.
 
Enter Your Story Now!
The Deathmatch is now taking short story entries.  Stories must be 3,000 words or less.  Entries are accepted until December 31st, 2012.  The first round of Deathmatch begins January 20th, 2013.
 
For full details visit 

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FACT International Journal of Literary Nonfiction
 
Literary nonfiction essay, memoir, commentary
1000-5000 words
Literary nonfiction narrative poetry
Black & white art and photography
 
Submission Deadline Decemeber 31, 2012
Submit via email: editor@thetruthaboutthefact.com
 
thetruthaboutthefact.com

Omnidawn's OPEN POETRY BOOK CONTEST has been extended to January 15th!

Open to all writers: no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published.
 
Winner receives $3,000, publication, and 100 copies.
 
For full details about all three of Omnidawn's Poetry Contests (current & future) go to 

The Coachella Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and films for our Winter 2013 Issue. 

We welcome submission from both new and established writers, but we are especially excited to consider the work of new and current MFA students.
 
Visit our website, thecoachellareview.com, to read the current issue, peruse our archives and to get the feel of our journal.

SOUTHWEST TEXAS POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

Jerry Bradley Award for Creative Writing

The Jerry Bradley Award (Bradley Award) is presented to the graduate student who writes the best creative writing prepared for a SW/TX PCA meeting. The award includes a prize of $300. Students should submit either one short story or two poems that will be read at the conference.

Before you submit your paper to Nathan Brown for this award, you must have been accepted into Jerry Bradley’s Creative Writing Area (Poetry & Fiction) for the 2013 SW/TX PCA meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2013 and be accepted. The database can be accessed at http://www.swtxpca.org/documents/106.html The deadline for submission is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012!

The deadline for receipt of your SW/TX PCA poetry or fiction is January 1, 2013.

To submit work for the Bradley Award, send materials as email attachments in Word to:

Nathan Brown

nub@ou.edu

If you have any questions before submitting to this conference and the award, please contact Dr. Julie Chappell chappell@tarleton.edu


LiterBug is now accepting poetry submissions online! 

LiterBug is a social innovation in contemporary poetry, which aims to bridge the gap between literary journals and social networks by offering writers an interactive alternative for publishing their work.

LiterBug publishes exciting new work by established and emerging writers alike. We are currently seeking contributions from dedicated writers.

Those interested can visit LiterBug at http://www.LiterBug.com or submit their work directly to http://www.literbug.com/submit/.

87th Annual Poets' Dinner/Contest

No entry fee, open to all ages, presence required to claim awards
Contest deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
8 Categories: Beginnings & Endings, Humorous, Love, Nature, People, Poet's Choice, Spaces & Places, Theme ("Edges")
Poems must be original, unpublished in any "juried" way, in English, not previous cash prizewinners (Honorable Mentions OK).
Grand Prize and other winning poems may be included in a future anthology.
For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/poetsdinner/
 

Phoebe Journal of Literature and Art Writing Contest

Accepting submissions for its annual fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests.
All winners receive a cash prize ($500-$1,000) and both winners and runners-up will be published next year in the fall issue.
Deadline: December 15, 2012
Entrance fee: $15 for poetry and fiction, $12 for nonfiction
Multiple entries accepted
More information: phoebejournal.com
 
 

HAIKU YEAR-IN-REVIEW

It's a writing contest, it's a collaborative grab-bag, it's a panoply of voices and visions.... it's the annual Haiku Year-In-Review (henceforth referred to as HYIR). To celebrate, examine, and honor the coming of 2013, Broadsided Press is running a contest. Four artists are creating work in response to an event that, for them, dominated a season of 2012. We now ask for submissions of haiku that address the same topics (get the guidelines). The art and the poems selected as finalists will be posted online, and YOU will vote on the winning combinations. The whole shebang will be published as January's Broadsided collaboration. This is now our third year running the HYIR. You can see the 2010 HYIR haiku entries and votes here and the 2011 HYIR haiku entries and votes here
http://www.broadsidedpress.org/hyir/Broadsided2012HYIR.pdf
 

RESPONSES

At Broadsided, we believe that art and literature belong in our daily lives. They inspire and demonstrate the vitality and depth of our connection with the world. Moved by the plight of people affected by Superstorm Sandy, Brooklyn-based Broadsided artist Ira Joel Haber sent an image, we now ask you to respond with words. We will select the best responses and publish the resulting collaboration(s) with our December Broadsided feature. This is Broadsided's second "Responses" feature. The first was to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan
http://www.broadsidedpress.org/responses/2012sandy/Responses-Sandy2012.pdf

Poems & Plays announces the 20th annual Tennessee Chapbook Prize!

All poets and playwrights are invited to submit.  Mauscripts of 20-24 pages (any combination) are eligible.  The winning entry will be included as an interior chapbook in Poem & Plays #20, to be published in March 2013.  Author receives 50 copies.
 
20-24 page manuscript with acknowledgments, s.a.s.e., and $15.00 (includes copy of issue) by November 30, 2012, to:
Poem & Plays
Gaylrod Brewer, Editor
English Department
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

The current submission period is now OPEN for BANG OUT Volume XIX: “Inauguration” on Saturday, January 19th at the Make Out Room in San Francisco.

We will be accepting submissions until January 3rd. Please bang out no more than 1,000 words of fiction, poetry or essay inspired by our theme, “Inauguration.”
“Inauguration” might evoke thoughts of new beginnings, regeneration, second chances, starting over, even, renewed hope. As always, we welcome any and all interpretations of the theme, especially those that surprise us by not being necessarily presidential.
Please be sure you are available to read on Saturday, January 19th before submitting.
Send submissions, attached as a Word document, to: submissions@bangoutsf.com
We will contact you by email to let you know if your work has been accepted.
By submitting to BANG OUT, you are implying your availability to read on the specified date. We always prefer that you submit new or previously unpublished work, as reading in our series provides the opportunity for publication on our website and in our upcoming print journal.
BANG OUT Reading Series provides writing prompts to inspire new work that is “banged out” for its readings. Hosting bi-monthly readings since 2008, our aim is to encourage interpretations of our prompts that are fresh and spontaneous and to invite writers to share both the generative process and the rough, uncut end result.
BANG OUT: A Quick and Dirty Reading Series
www.bangoutsf.com

Introducing Arcadia Magazine's Short Story Contest (because it's about time we paid one of you)!

If it wasn't for you, our readers, we never would've been able to build Arcadia into what it is today.  To say thank you, we'd like to start giving back by awarding an exceptional author a $1,000 cash prize.  We're seeking well-crafted short stories between 4,000 and 7,000 words.  There is no criteria beyond the word limit; send us your best, as always, whether it's a nurse romance or a piercing exploration of American malaise.  You'd be surprised how often we might prefer the former to the latter.
Submissions can be made through our Submittable Page.  Multiple submissions are fine, but please submit them separately.  Submissions are read blind, so make sure the manuscript does not have your name or contact information on it.
The entry fee is $15.00.
The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in Volume 6.  All entries will be considered for publication.

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown provides seven-month Fellowships to twenty Fellows (ten writers each year). 

For Fellowships beginning October 2013,
submit an application by the December 1,
2012 postmark deadline.  http://www.fawc.org/fellowships/index.php
 

Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers

1st place prize: $1,500
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
Accepting submissions of any length up to 12,000 words.
Click here for guidelines
 

2012 Dorset Prize now open for submissions!

September 1 - December 31, 2012 
(postmark or online submission-date) 
     Final Judge: Kimiko Hahn 


       Prize: $3,000
  
   




     Read the full guidelines and submit your manuscript by clicking here .
 

The deadline for the James Dickey Poetry Contest is approaching!

 Remember to submit your poetry to the contest!  Online submissions are welcome through our new submission database.  The winner will recieve $1,000 and publication in volume 16, number 2.
 
Guidelines:
Include no more than three unpublished poems per submission.Poems must be typed and may be up to 50 lines each.Include your name and address on each poem.$20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription to Five Points.Make checks or money orders payable to GSU/Five Points.Enclose two sufficiently stamped SASEs to receive receipt of manuscript and notification of contest results.All entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2012.Winner will be announced in the spring of 2013.
For More Information Visit Us On The Web At: www.fivepoints.gsu.edu

The third annual Dzanc Books DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon Portugal is now accepting applications!

 
ABOUT: The DISQUIET program takes place June 30 – July 12, 2013. We bring together Portuguese and North American writers for two weeks in one of the most exciting European capitols. Lisbon, the city of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and his many heteronyms, has a rich cultural history, a thriving young literary scene, awe-inspiring sights (castles beloved by Lord Byron, centuries-old labyrinthine neighborhoods, world-class beaches, to name a few).
 
PROGRAMMING: DISQUIET offers workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and a special workshop for North American writers of Luso descent. In addition there are craft talks and readings and literary walks and excursions in the company of the most interesting contemporary North American and Portuguese writers working today.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS: A full scholarship (airfare, tuition and lodging) is available for the winner of the Dzanc Books / Guernica International Literature Award. This multi-genre contest seeks poetry, fiction, or non-fiction that broadens the landscape of North American literature beyond the boundaries of North America. The winning work will also be published in Guernica, one of the best literary and cultural magazines on the web. Finalists and other select entrants will be offered partial scholarships.
 
LUSO-AMERICAN WRITERS: Full and partial scholarships are also available through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation for North American writers of Portuguese or Luso descent.
 
SMALL PRINT: The deadline for contest and scholarships is January 31, 2013. Please feel free to post the attached fliers and to share them with anyone who might be interested.
 
MORE INFO: Details available at our website, http://disquietinternational.org. Please direct any questions to disquietinternational@gmail.com

Spry Literary Journal is currently looking for submissions for its inaugural issue, which will be published in December 2012. 

 
We envision Spry as a literary journal that features undiscovered and established writers' concise, experimental, hybrid, modern, vintage or just-plain-vulnerable writing. We see this as a place for people who excel at taking risks, who thrive under pressure - for people whose words and rhythms are spry.
We accept all short forms of writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and we also challenge you to write sparsely (under 750 words) through our Flash category. Submissions requested in all genres, and simultaneous submissions welcome. We have a strict blind submissions policy, and only accept writing through our submissions manager.
Please visit our submissions manager http://sprylit.submittable.com/submit for guidelines and to submit your work to us. We are receptive to any questions via email at editors@sprylit.com and will respond as quickly as possible.

The UNDO IT Script Contest

 
Is that creative side of you looking for something to create?  The UNDO IT Script Contest is open to all SMC students, and awards $800 every year to the winning play!
 
Guidelines: Students may adapt any seminar text into a modern context - taking the text and "undoing it" into their own creative vision.
 
Awards: $800 First Prize! and The Quixotic Players produce your play the following year at SMC.  Second and third place prizes too.
 
Deadline: March 2013
 
January Term UNDO IT Playwriting Courses:
JAN TERM is offering two courses to help you on your playwriting: A full course with Visiting Playwright and Director Krista Knight, or a FREE quarter credit workshop with SMC faculty Steve Tillis.
 
JAN 040 Krista Knight | KristaKnight@gmail.com
Undoing, Re-imagining, and Re-mixing the Classics: An Interactive Playwriting Course
JAN 009 Steve Tillis | sgtillis@aol.com (quarter-unit free course)
Playwriting Stage Adaptations 
 
For more information about the contest, please visit: Quixoticplayers.wetpaint.com

Third Coast Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2013 ThirdCoast Fiction & Poetry Contests.

Winners in each genre receive $1000 & publication.  All entrants receive a
one year subscription to Third Coast.

Deadline: January 15, 2013

We are very pleased to have the following judges: Antonya Nelson (Fiction)
and Jane Hirshfield (Poetry).

Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including
the new Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Prize and
named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington Post, the San Francisco
Chronicle, and the London Financial Times), Given Sugar, Given Salt,
(finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award), The Lives of
the Heart, and The October Palace, as well as a book of essays, Nine
Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New
Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Orion,
The American Poetry Review, Poetry, six editions of The Best American
Poetry, and many other publications. In 2012, she was elected a Chancellor
of the Academy of American Poets.

Antonya Nelson is the author of eight books of fiction, including Female
Trouble and the novels Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to Tell.
Nelson’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook,
and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories:
The O. Henry Awards, and Best American Short Stories. Her books have been
New York Times Notable Books of 1992, 1996, 1998, and 2000. The New Yorker
called her one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new
millennium.” She is also a recent recipient of the Rea Award for Short
Fiction and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA
Grant.Guidelines: Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 9,000
words or three previously unpublished poems.

Submit online at: https://thirdcoastmagazine.submittable.com/submit

Or submit your story or 3 poems and a $16 contest entry fee payable to
Third Coast to:

Third Coast 2013 Fiction or Poetry Contest
Department of English
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331

Include an SASE for results only.

For more information visit: http://thirdcoastmagazine.com/contests/
 

Pacifica Literary Review

Now accepting online submissions of prose, poetry, and black-and-white photography for inaugural print issue.
Full submission guidelines

Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest

Stories about families of all configurations are welcome. Stories may draw heavily on real life experiences, but they must read as fiction; all stories accepted for publication will be presented as fiction.
1st Prize: $1500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
Max. word count: 12,000 words
Deadline: October 31, 2012
glimmertrain.com

Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, February 14-17, 2013. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration; it does not include transportation lodging, food, or speed dating with agents.
The winner will also receive a one-year Sunshine membership to the San Francisco Writers University online community, in addition to a BookBaby Standard Ebook Publishing package ($149 value!).
Submission period: September 1-December 1, 2012
See this pdf for details.

GRANT WRITING INTERNSHIP FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WHAT: The General Counsel for the local Special Olympics program is looking for an intern! This is an inaugural internship in grant writing for Special Olympics Northern California.  Intern’s primary responsibility would be grant proposal drafting of submissions to corporate and private foundations. 
WHEN: Apply now!  This opportunity will remain exclusive to Saint Mary's students through the end of October 2012.  The internship will begin in January 2013 and go through the end of the spring semester.
HOW:  Email Candace Eros Diaz & Sara Mumolo for an application form to complete.  This form, a resume, and a short (five pages or less) writing sample (optional) will complete the application. Because of the client base, a criminal background check (conducted for the Special Olympics by a third party at no cost to the applicant), and confidentiality agreement will also be required. 

Playboy College Fiction Contest

First prize included $3000 and publication in Playboy Magazine. 
Deadline is February 15, 2013.
For complete details visit playboymagazine.submittable.com

Summer Residency at the Poetry Center

 Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Summer Residency Program has offered poets and prose writers an opportunity to develop their work and to discover all that Tucson has to offer. Two residencies are awarded each summer—one in poetry and one in prose—to writers at any stage of their careers. The residency includes a $150 weekly stipend and a two-to-four-week stay in a private guest house, located within steps of the Center’s renowned library. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31. To enter, applicants must submit a resume or CV, a project proposal, and a work sample. For complete guidelines, visitpoetry.arizona.edu. The deadline for application is December 17th, 2012.

Call for Entries:

The Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Scholarship will award a registration scholarship to one emerging writer of any genre to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference, February 14-17, 2013. http://www.sfwriters.org/ Scholarship covers registration fee only, does not include transportation, lodging, food (except what is included with registration) or speed dating with agents. The winner and runner ups (if any) will also receive a one year Sunshine membership to the San Francisco Writers University online community. http://www.sfwritersu.com/
Emerging writer is defined as: Does not have an agent or book contract, and writing is not your primary occupation/supporting you. You know if you are emerging. This is for the many still struggling and dreaming.
Submission period is 1 September - 1 December, 2012.
Guidelines:
Send three pages representative of your writing, plus a short essay not to exceed 500 words on the topic “I write because...” No identifying information should be on the writing sample or the short essay. In a sealed envelope place your cover letter with your name, mailing address, email, and a short Bio. Write only the title of your work and the genre on the outside of the envelope. Work will not be returned. Writers may enter more than one genre but should send separate entries. Any identifying information outside of the sealed envelope will disqualify your entry. This is a blind judged competition. If you'd like confirmation of receipt, include a self addressed stamped post card.
Mail your entry to: SFWC Scholarships C/O Hudson, PO box 387, Hayward, CA 94543 postmarked NLT 1 December 2012.
Checklist:
[ ] Essay 500 words or less, not in envelope.
[ ] Writing sample with title, no more than 3 pages, not in envelope.
[ ] Cover letter with name, mailing address, email, and short bio INSIDE sealed envelope
[ ] Sealed envelope has genre and title of your work written on outside, nothing else.
[ ] No identifying information outside of the sealed envelope (SASPostcard only exception). [ ] Optional self addressed, stamped postcard for receipt of entry. 

2012 Brookie and D.K. Brown Fiction Contest

The Sunstone Education Foundation invites writers to enter its annual fiction contest. All entries must relate to adult Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. All varieties of form are welcome.
Prizes will be awarded in two categories: short-short story—fewer than 1,500 words; and short story—fewer than 6,000 words. Prize money varies (up to $400 each) depending on the number of winners announced.
Up to three entries may be submitted by any one author. Send manuscript in PDF or Word format to sunstone.editor@gmail.com by 31 October 2012.
Each story must be double-spaced. The author’s name must not appear on any page of the manuscript.
http://www.sunstonemagazine.com/

Wichita State University's mojo

Wichita State University's graduate student-run literary journal mojo is accepting submissions for their Fall issue. Each issue features work from emerging writers and poets. 
 
They currently pay $25 for poetry and short shorts, $50 for short stories and creative nonfiction.
No submission fees!
 
Deadline: November 15, 2012
 
http://mikrokosmosjournal.com/

RT Literary Nonfiction Book Prize

Deadline November 1, 2012

The editors of River Teeth invite nonfiction writers to submit their book-length manuscript for the annual River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize!  The deadline isNovember 1. Submissions can be entered online viaSubmittable or through the mail. Visit the website forcomplete guidelines.

An interview with the editors of River Teeth about the Nonfiction Book Prize is available now at LitBridge.

The 2013 Chapbook Contest

National Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Nick Flynn


Each year four renowned poets select and introduce a winning manuscript for publication.

Each winner receives $1000.

Open to any U.S. Resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection.

New York Chapbook Fellowships
Judged by Mary Ruefle and John Yau

Open to any New York City resident who is 30 or under and has not published a full-length poetry collection.

For more information and guidelines please visit our website.

 Submit to HARPUR PALATE!

Harpur Palate, a nationally acclaimed biannual literary journal published by graduate students at Binghamton University, is actively seeking quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers.  We will accept submissions for issue 12.2 through November 15th, 2012.

Previous contributors include David Lehman, Nin Andrews, Lee Upton, and Sherman Alexie.   Harpur Palate regularly nominates contributors for the Pushcart Prize.

In addition, we are now accepting submissions for our two annual contests:
the Milton Kessler Memorial Prize For Poetry, and the Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Prize.

The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate, and all pieces are considered for publication in the magazine.

Postmark Deadline: November 15

Visit our website for details on our poetry and creative nonfiction prizes and information on how to submit electronically or through the mail:  http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu/

Issue I of The Pubscriber is now available! 

Check out our very talented authors and photographers atwww.pubscriber.com. While you’re there, check out our submission guidelines. We are currently accepting fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, essays, poetry and photography submissions.
We are seeking fresh, developed, and polished talent to be featured in our upcoming issue. We look forward to reading your work.

Headlands Center for the Arts - Algorithmy Administration/Curatorial Internship

Algorithmy is the art of using the body as a tool for geometric thinking and calculation, and will be the subject of a two-week symposium in the Fall of 2013 at Headlands Center for the Arts.
Looking for someone who is organized, reliable, energetic, and creative. Should have good to excellent writing talents, can draft templates for letters, and be familiar with grant applications and general paperwork.
Located in various sites around San Francisco, as well as on Headlands' campus.
To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to skern79@gmail.com. In the subject line write "Administration/Curatorial Internship Application" along with your name.
More information here.

Mid-American Review sponsors three annual contests, one with a deadline in June, and two with an October deadline (just extended to November 1). Guidelines and further information follow.

The Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts, and Everything in Between

The Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award

The James Wright Poetry Award

Creative Nonfiction Magazine

For a special “Sustainability” issue, the quarterly literary magazine Creative Nonfiction is looking for essays that illuminate environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future
Deadline: January 15, 2013
https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/15559
 

 Kore's 2013 Short Fiction Chapbook Award

The 2013 Short Fiction Award contest is OPEN!
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Judge: TBA
Winner receives a $1000 cash prize and publication by Kore Press.
For complete guidelines: http://korepress.org/KorePressShortFictionAward.htm

The Danahy Fiction Prize

Postmark Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012
$1,000 and Publication in Tampa Review
Full submission guidelines: ut.edu/tampareview

The Malahat Review

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012
Open Season Awards
$3,000 in prizes
Three categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction
malahatreview.ca

The Iowa Review

"Submit during our open reading period, Sep. 1 through Dec. 1, 2012"
iowareview.org/guidelines

First Annual Saranac Review Writing Contest

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2012
Entry fee: $15
$500 prize each for best story and best poem, plus publication.
Submit 1 story or up to 3 poems
Guidelines: http://research.plattsburgh.edu/saranacreview

The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

Postmark Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012
$2,000 and Book Publication
Full submission guidelines: ut.edu/tampareview

West Trade Review is currently seeking submissions of fiction and poetry for its spring 2013 issue.                                                                                        

We recognize that your MFA program is one that pushes and transforms the boundaries of the field of creative writing, and we’d like to invite your faculty and students to submit their work for consideration in our journal.  We are seeking original and unpublished works of fiction and poetry by both new and established writers.  Short plays may also be considered.  Our reading period is September through December 2012.  More specific submission details can be found on our call for submissions which you will find attached to this email and our website (www.westtradereview.com).

Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is now accepting submissions.

Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video in response to current news, we seek to enable an artistic process that is rigorously engaged with the world at the present moment.  Our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice. You can find us here.

Glimmer Train

Upcoming deadline:
The Family Matters (1st place wins $1,500 and publication) deadline is October 31.Submissions typically run 1,500 - 6,000 words; stories up to 12,000 words are fine.Stories about families of all configurations are welcome! Writing Guidelines
The 1st-place winner will be published in Issue 90, and the author will receive 20 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $500 and $300 or, if accepted for publication, $700.

-ality fiction journal is accepting fiction submissions for our third issue.

As we move into the new year, we're looking forward to new impressions of life; the very things that make up how we define ourselves.  As before, we're interested in all of the -ality words: reality, musicality, equality, spirituality, personality, and so forth.  We're looking for unpublished works of 8500 words or less, or up to three pieces of flash fiction, 1000 words or less. More detailed submission information can be found atwww.dashality.com/about.  
 
 

2012-13 Omnidawn Contests: Poetry & Fabulist Fiction 

-Fabulist Fiction 
Chapbook Contest Judged by Jeff VanderMeer
Open: Aug 1- Oct 15, 2012
Details: www.omnidawn.com/contest/fiction
 
-Poetry Open Book Contest Judged by Cole Swensen
Open: Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2012
Details: www.omnidawn.com/contest
 
-Poetry Chapbook Contest Judged by Gillian Conoley
Open: Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2013
Details: www.omnidawn.com/contest
 
-Poetry 1st/2nd Book Contest Judged by Donald Revell
Open: May 1 - Jun 30, 2013
Details: www.omnidawn.com/contest

The Sandy Brimmins National Prize for Poetry

The first-place winning poet will receive a $1000 cash award and an invitation to an awards dinner in Philadelphia in Spring 2013 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
The second place winning poet will reeive a $250 cash award and publication in the Spring 2013 issue.
Honorable-mentions will be published in the Spring 2013 issue.
The Prize is made possible by the generous support of Joseph Sullivan.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2012
For guidelines and more information, visit: www.philadelphiastories.com

The Grotto & LitQuake Present the Bay Area's First Juried Writers Conference

Conference dates: Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7, 2013
Submissions open until December 31, 2013


Join Adam Johnson (The Orphan Masters Son), Ethan Nosowsky (Editorial Director at
McSweeney's), Amy Williams (Literary Agent at McCormick & Williams), Andi Mudd (Managing Editor of The Believer and Fiction Editor at McSweeney's), T.J. Stiles (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner for The First Tycoon), Nicole Dewey (Director of Publicity at Little, Brown & Company), Isaac Fitzgerald (Managing Editor at The Rumpus), Oscar Villalon (Managing Editor, ZYZZYVA), and more at Lit Camp. 


What makes Lit Camp different from other writers conferences?
- Its size. Only 40 writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir will be accepted. 
 
- Its location. Mayacamas Ranch, 5 minutes from Calistoga, CA, is located atop rolling hills, and features a salt-water pool, spring-fed pond, hiking trails, organic garden, and rustic cottages outfitted with organic linens. There's even a yoga room where we'll be holding Mark Morford's Yoga 4 Writers workshop.
 
Fees for Lit Camp begin at $495, meals included. 
 
For more info and to apply visit www.litcampwriters.org 
Like Lit Camp on FB http://www.facebook.com/litcampwritersFollow Lit Camp on Twitter https://twitter.com/litcampwriters

The Fish Short Story Prize has become an established event on the
literary calendar.

Short Story writer, Philip O'Ceallaigh, an author touched by greatness (Joseph O'Connor), will
be selecting 10 stories from those entered into this competition to be published in the 2013
Fish Anthology.
Pervious judges of this contest, Roddy Doyle, Dermot Healy and Frank McCourt are
honorary patrons of the Fish Short Story Prize.
The Fish Short Short Story Prize welcomes stories written in English, with a maximum of
5,000 words.
Publication in the Fish Anthology has been a stepping stone for many writers into
successful writing careers. For a sample of these authors click Alumni.To view our catalogue of anthologies click Fish Books.FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON HOW TO ENTER VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.

Dear Friends, Readers, and Writers,

As many of you know, on Aug 29, 2011, Tarpaulin Sky Press was nearly wiped out by a certain Hurricane Irene. A year later we are pleased to report that we have not only recovered but have grown, with a heck of a lot in store for 2013 as well as the rest of 2012.
And yes, we are, for the first time since 2010, open for submissions of book-length manuscripts. Please see the website for details: www.tarpaulinsky.comChristian & Co.
Editors, Tarpaulin Sky Press

PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2012

$2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press
 
Final Judge: CORNELIUS EADY
 
Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2012
 
Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to “Fresno State (Levine Prize)”. Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee. Online payments can be made via credit or debit card at the link below. Please note, online entry fee is $25 plus an additional $3.38 service charge. The Vendini system resembles an event ticketing system, but is simply a method of accepting online credit and debit card payments.
 
Mail Entries to: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry Department of English, Mail Stop PB 98 5245 N. Backer Ave. California State University, Fresno Fresno, California 93740-8001
 
<http://www.csufresno.edu/english/mfa/levine>
 
or email  connieh@csufresno.edu
 
Sponsored by:   MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press

 Submissions are now open for LUMINA's 2013 Issue, and for our Fiction Contest!

LUMINA is accepting Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Art submissions for Volume XII. This year’s Fiction Contest will be judged by acclaimed essayist George Saunders. First place award is $500.
Deadline for all submissions is November 1, 2012.
Visit http://lumina.submittable.com/submit for submission guidelines, and to submit your work. 
LUMINA, established in 2000, is the annual print publication of the Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Writing Program, and has featured such authors as Rick Moody, Mark Doty, Phillip Lopate, Dorothy Alison, Stephen Dobyns, Amy Hempel, Kimiko Hahn, Cathy Park Hong, and Jenny Boully.
 If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to reading your work!
Sincerely,
Brittany Baker
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LUMINA, the Literary Journal of Sarah Lawrence College
lumina@gm.slc.edu

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  • Glimmer Train's Fiction Open
  • Deadline: September 30, 2012
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  • Prizes:
  • 1st place now wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
  • 2nd place wins $1,000 and possible publication.
  • 3rd place wins $600 or, if published, $700.
  • Make a Submission
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  • Other considerations:
  • Winners and finalists will be contacted by November 30, and results will be officially announced in the December 1 bulletin.
  • Most submissions to the Fiction Open run 2,000 to 8,000 words, but from 2,000 to 20,000-word stories are welcome.
  • Reading fee is $19 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
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  • We look forward to reading your work!
    • LITERNATIONAL's 1st Annual Santa CLAWS Contest.

    • Contest Details: http://www.liternational.com/contest-2/ (highlights include CA$H prizes and NO ENTRY FEE)!!
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    • Submission Guidelines: http://www.liternational.com/submissions/
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    • ONLY TWO (2) WEEKS LEFT UNTIL THE DEADLINE (for horror)!!
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    • Thanks in advance,
    • Tim
    • Administrator
    • LITERNATIONAL
    • www.liternational.com
    • Literary Review International
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    • So to Speak a feminist journal of language and art: is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2013 Issue! This issue will feature our poetry and nonfiction contest winners, as well as fiction and visual art.

    • Submissions will be accepted from August 15-October 15 through our online submissions manager at http://sotospeak.submishmash.com/submit. Full submission guidelines are available at http://sotospeakjournal.org/

      We are excited to announce that the contest judge for the Spring 2013 Poetry Contest will be Danielle Pafunda, and the judge for the Spring 2013 Nonfiction Contest will be Julie Marie Wade. Winners will receive prize money and publication, and finalists will also be published. The contest entry fee of $15 will include a free copy of the Spring 2013 issue for all entrants.

      So to Speak, founded in 1993 by an editorial collective of women MFA candidates at George Mason University, has served as a space for feminist writing and art for nearly 20 years. So to Speak publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art that live up to a high standard of language, form, and meaning. We look for work that addresses issues of significance to women’s lives and movements for women’s equality and are especially interested in pieces that explore issues of race, class, and sexuality in relation to gender.

      We look forward to reading your work!

    • -The So to Speak Staff
    • So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art
      George Mason University
      4400 University Drive MSN 2C5
      Fairfax, VA 22030
      sotospeakjournal.org
      @SoToSpeakJrnl
      sts@gmu.edu

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    •  580 Split, the graduate literary journal housed at Mills College in Oakland, California, is seeking submissions for its 15th issue. Submissions will be accepted through October 28, 2012.  We welcome exemplary works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.  Experimental work, international writers, and marginalized perspectives are highly encouraged. Please share this info with your students and staff.


    • To view the current issue, click here.  

      Call for submissions
      The theme for the next issue is Obsession. As writers and artists, we may best understand the moment when an initial interest teeters and tips over to a full-blown obsession. In many cases it is not something we see coming, much less something we can control. Standing outside of reason, obsession seems to be one of the main forces that drives artistic creation. We are looking for work that inquires into, is inspired by, or speaks directly to the idea of obsession.

      Submission guidelines
      We use
      Submittable to manage all submissions. Sign up for free online. Please do not send any submissions via mail or email: they will not be considered. View the complete submission guidelines or submit your work to us here.

      Submission deadline: October 28, 2012

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    • January Term Lecturers at Saint Mary's College

    • Saint Mary’s College invites applications for part-time lecturers to teach courses during the one month intensive January Term Program. January Term is a unique program that showcases intensive courses of study: since students enroll in only one course per January, faculty members expect more and tend to increase the pace of instruction, as well as require broader reading, more reflection and careful writing, more thorough class participation and greater individual initiative. We look for innovative course proposals from qualified faculty to provide our students with opportunities that are not available during regular semesters.

    • Timeline:
    • March 9: call for proposals
    • March 30: proposal due date
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    • Link for submissions available after March 1:
    •  http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/courses/course-proposals
    • A complete application includes a letter of interest and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College, a resume, on-line application and the name and contact information for three (3) professional references. 

    • Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. 

    • Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.

    • Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

    • FOR COMPLETE DETAILS GO HERE
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    • The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is looking for nonfiction narratives that challenge conventional tourism. Our summary line goes as such:

    • From West Africa to Vietnam, Tokyo to Paris, the book’s focus is to show the distinctive niche of travel experiences that defines our wide peer group, and how we've learned to engage the global community of an increasingly small world.
    • Information on the project is linked here:
    • Full Submissions Call      -       Project Homepage and Long Summary      -       Video       -       In the News           
    • “This is all very intriguing,” you may by now be thinking (we hope!). “But who are you?”
    • Operating since 2012, The Places We’ve Been, LLC, is an independent publisher, dedicated to literary portrayals of the diverse experiences of human existence. The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 is our inaugural project—and namesake.
    • The purpose of The Places We’ve Been is to work with varied and ambitious new writers to develop and then publish, promote, and distribute unique work. Specific areas of interest are literary fiction and nonfiction, with four books set for release in 2013.
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    • GRE • GMAT • LSAT • SAT • ACT
      Test Preparation Instructor Positions

    • We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT and ACT classes.  These are part-time positions with classes once per week on weekends.  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills.  Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price.  Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.
    • $40 per hour for GRE, GMAT and LSAT classroom instruction;
    • $30 per hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.
    • Qualifications
      Education:
      Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.
    • Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, or ACT.
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    • Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class.  Prior university teaching experience is required.
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    • Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills.  Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
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    • Consistent Weekend Commitment: We seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive weekends throughout the entire year.  We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  Instructors can teach from 3 to 14 hours per weekend.
    • Summary
    • If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to:  employment@sherwoodtest.com  Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.
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    • Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience.  As an instructor you will have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice Universities and programs.  We hire good people who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dependable.  All test prep instructors are respectfully treated as faculty members and are afforded autonomy and latitude in the courses they teach.
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    • At Sherwood Test Prep, our work is to help others.
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    • Sherwood Test Prep, Inc.
    • www.sherwoodtest.com
    • employment@sherwoodtest.com
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    •  Superstition Review is now accepting submissions  
    • of art, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for Issue 10 to be launched November 30, 2012.
      Please visit www.superstitionreview.com to read guidelines.
    •  Prairie Schooner Regular Submission Period Open:  

    • The frightened freshmen are back on campus, the drought-stricken leaves are about to fall, and we're ready to read another season's worth of fantastic writing. As usual, we're looking for the best of the genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and reviews. Submit online or in hard copy; find out our complete guidelines . Looking forward to reading your work! here
    •  Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest

    • The Fiction Open (1st place wins $2,500) deadline is September 30.
    • Most entries to the Fiction Open run from 2,000 - 8000 words, but up to 20,000-word stories are welcome. Writing Guidelines
    • The 1st-place winner will be published in Issue 89 and the author will receive 20 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $1,000 and $600 (or, if accepted for publication, $700).
    • Note: Some writers affected by Hurricane Isaac have asked if we will extend the deadline of the August Short Story Award for New Writers because of power outages and worse. Of course: The deadline for submissions has been moved from August 31 to September 12.
    •  New Writing Contest from the C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis

    • In preparation for our upcoming Jung in the Heartland conference (Sept 2013), we are inviting submissions of essays or creative non-fiction on the theme of the conference:
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    • Healing through the Numinous
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    • First Place - $1000
    • Second Place - $500
    • Third Place - $250
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    • Complete details can be found in the attached flyer or at our website: http://cgjungstl.org/contest
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    • Best Regards, 
    • The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis
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