Archive for October 16th, 2008

Student Artists Call for Submissions

16 October 2008

Sonoma State University’s award-winning literary magazine, ZAUM, is looking for student artists to submit their work for our upcoming thirteenth issue. ZAUM is a very unique magazine in that it is produced solely by SSU students. Not only is ZAUM a vehicle for Sonoma State students’ artistic expression, the magazine publishes work from students around the world! By combining the creative dynamic of students in the community with that of national and international students, ZAUM consistently presents diverse and unique work in an accessible medium.

ZAUM is named for the symbolic language created by Russian Futurist poets. Its meaning—that which exists above and beyond rational thought—represents the standard of excellence to which we aspire. Therefore, we seek to publish the works of student artists who are eager to push the limits of their art, and take a few risks with us!

Please urge any Undergraduate or Graduate students who are interested to send copies of their prose, poetry, or visual art (to include black & white photography) to be considered for our publication. Feel free to check out our website at for further details. All selections to be considered for publication in ZAUM 13 must be received no later that November 15, 2008.

Limnisa Writing Competition 2009

16 October 2008

This international contest is open worldwide and is for short stories on any subject up to 3,000 words.

Closing: 1.3.09 [Please note, this date is British. -Admin.].

Prize: 1st – One week holiday in self catering Seaview Apartment in Greece OR One week place at the Creative Writing Conference held at Limnisa, a seaside location in Greece. 2nd – 50% discount on one week place at the Creative Writing Conference held at Limnisa PLUS two months on-line coaching with weekly exercises. 3rd – Fiver runners up get 25% discount at the Writing Conference at Limnisa. The winners will be published on the Limnisa Website and on a new Creative Writers’ Website for ‘serious’ writers, to be opened at the end of 2008.

Entry Fee: £5

Comp Page:

Santa Clara Review Call for Submissions

16 October 2008

Santa Clara University’s literary magazine is now accepting submissions for its Winter and Spring issues.

This bi-annual publication was established in 1869 and features creative writing, art, photography, and interviews.

The submission deadline for the next issue is Wednesday, October 26th. Multiple pieces may be submitted. There is no word count limit. Pieces submitted after this date will be considered for the spring issue.

Submit online at

Or mail to:

The Santa Clara Review
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Box #3212
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Amoskeag Call for Submissions

16 October 2008

Amoskeag: The Journal of SNHU is published annually in late April.

Spring 2009 Issue Guidelines

In a recent interview with Deidre Wengen, Jorie Graham identifies a task for writers concerned about the environment: to make readers “feel (and thus physically believe) what we have and what we are losing” (“Imagining the Unimaginable” In this issue of Amoskeag, we are not looking for scientific reports of extinctions, glacial loss, and journalistic prose necessarily, but rather for reflections on past, present, and future lives in relation to nature; meditations on the language of “global warming,” “climate change,” “green ____,” and related discourse; (self-reflective) jeremiads regarding population, consumption, etc; or visionary victory gardens and carbon negative utopias. Lighter, tangentially related pieces are also welcome: odes to Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, or tank tops in winter; epitaphs for the “open road”; epistles to whomever inherits the earth

Since many submissions may inevitably be heavily apocalyptic, any perspective that leavens the brew is welcome.

Genres accepted:

short stories and creative non-fiction (essays) up to 2,500 words (6-10 pages preferred)

poetry (up to 4 poems per submission)

black-and-white photographs and drawings. Photographers should submit photos on a CD, titled by their name, and format titled photos in .jpeg (at least 300 dpi, 6.25” x 9.25”).

Reading Period:

September 1 to December 1 each year.

What to send:

All submissions must include a cover letter with the writer’s email address and a SASE with sufficient postage for the return of manuscripts or a reply. If writers provide an email address with no SASE, we will send an email reply. Sorry, we aren’t yet able to accept submissions through email.

Sample/ Back Issues:

Past or present sample issues are available for $5 (to cover printing and mailing costs), and subscriptions are available for $10 for two years. Please send a request or an email to the address below.

Where to Send:

[Poetry /Fiction/ Non-fiction/ Artwork: please specify on the envelope]

Allison Cummings, Editor
Amoskeag: The Journal of SNHU
School of Liberal Arts
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Rd.
Manchester, NH, 03106-1045

Please email with questions, but note that we are not able to accept submissions through email.


16 October 2008

Judge: The Member-Guest and The Weatherman author and two-time American Fiction Prize winner Clint McCown

First Prize: $1,000

Second Prize: $500

Third Prize: $250

Entry fee: $12

American Fiction will revive this year with its American Fiction Prize contest, a competition whose past judges include Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Beattie, Raymond Carver, Anne Tyler, Louise Erdrich, Tim O’Brien, and Tobias Wolff.

This year’s judge, Clint McCown, teaches in the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a recipient of the Associated Press Award for Documentary Excellence for his investigations of organized crime and corruption in Alabama politics, and the Society of Midland Authors Award. His novel, War Memorials, was designated for Outstanding Achievement in Literature by the Wisconsin Library Association. McCown’s short stories and poems have appeared widely, and he has published two books of verse. He has worked as a screenwriter for Warner Bros. and as an actor with the National Shakespeare Company. He has edited several literary journals, including the Beloit Fiction Journal, which he founded in 1984.

Contest winners and finalists will be published by New Rivers Press in Fall 2010 and distributed nationally by The Consortium.

Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2009. Winners and finalists will be announced by September 2009.

Contest Guidelines:

We accept all genres of unpublished literary fiction. Entries must be:20unpublished; strictly 7500 words or less; postmarked by March 15, 2009; clearly marked “American Fiction Prize” on both the story and the outside of the envelope; accompanied by a $12 entry fee per story (make checks payable to American Fiction). Please include a cover page with your name, story title, mailing address, and email address. Do not include your name on the pages of the story. Please ensure all stories are typed, double-spaced, and that the title and page number appear on each page. In lieu of an email address, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

We welcome multiple entries ($12/story). For entries outside the U.S.: please send entry fee in U.S. currency or money order. While we cannot return manuscripts, we will forward a list of the winning stories to any entrant who includes an SASE; as well, we will e-mail contest updates to anyone who provides an active e-mail address. Entrants retain all rights to their stories.

Mail entries to:

American Fiction Prize / 5712 Briarwick Court / Hermitage, TN 37076

Please e-mail any questions to Thank you for your interest, and good luck!

16 October 2008




International Journal of Literary Nonfiction


Literary nonfiction essay, memoir, commentary

1000-5000 words

Literary nonfiction

narrative poetry

Black & white art and photography

Submission Deadline December 31, 2008

Submit via email:

Published by Loyola Marymount University