Archive for February, 2013

Last Call for entries! Stories Space “Darkness and Light” Story Competition

7 February 2013

Darkness and light… one cannot exist without the other.

Competition Theme

Two ageless companions that have been complementing each other since the dawn of time. Most of us yearn for a life filled with light, but often forget that without the dark we cannot gaze up at the stars, for only out of the darkness can light be born. Our imaginations are as limitless as darkness and light, so allow it to carry you to places you have never explored before; we would be delighted to take the journey with you. Stories must centre around the theme “Darkness and Light”. There is no limit to the amount of entries you may submit into the competition.

All our standard story contest rules apply.

The following prizes will be awarded via Paypal or Amazon e-gift certificate:


  • Winner: $200 cash prize
  • Second Place: $100 cash prize
  • Third Place: $50 cash prize

Entering the Competition

On the story submission page you’ll find a competition section under the standard story categories.

Please ensure you check the button relating to the contest otherwise your story will not be entered.

Important Dates

The closing date for this competition is Feb 27, 2013.

The earlier you get your entry in, the more likely you are to get a higher number of story views and votes.

Winners will be announced on the Mar 06, 2013.

If you have any questions regarding this contest or rules, please contact us.

Visit the website for details:



The X.J. Kennendy Award for Nonfiction – 7th Biennial Contest

7 February 2013


$10 ENTRY FEE ($15 if you desire a copy of the winning publication)

Deadline March 1, 2013.

Winner will receive $1,000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies.

Four runners-up will receive $100 and publication. 3,500 words more or less.

Up to 4,500 words will be considered.

Submit any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds,

nature and travel writing, and memoir.

Visit the website for details:

Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest – (Open to all women living in Alaska)

6 February 2013



Radical Arts for Women encourages writers to write and sponsors the Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest,

open to all women living in Alaska.

The fiction pieces must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content.

The grand prize is $500.

Deadline March 15, 2013.

Visit the website for details:

Looking@Democracy: A national contest for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy.

6 February 2013



Tired of partisan bickering? Feel your voice is left out of our democracy? Have a great idea about how we can all work together?

Deadline April 30, 2013.

Create and send us short digital media content that either:

(a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or
(b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy.

Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital Then Looking@Democracy is the national competition for you! Prizes range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Visit the website for details:

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction – (No Entry Fees)

6 February 2013



Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods’ family. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket.

Deadline March 31, 2013.

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The 22nd Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship 2013

6 February 2013



The 22nd Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship will be awarded to an American author of a first fiction novel-in-progress, in 2013, by the James Jones Literary Society. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition. $10,000 award with two runner-up awards of $750each. A two-page (maximum) outline of the entire novel and the first 50 pages of the novel-in-progress are to be submitted. If a manuscript is selected for the final round, the author will be asked to send another copy of the originally submitted first 50 pages plus pages 51-100. The competition is open to United States citizens who have not previously published a novel. We do not accept entires from authors who have self-published.

Deadline March 1, 2013.

Visit the website for further details:

Indiana Review’s 2013 Poetry Prize

6 February 2013


$20 ENTRY FEE – includes one-year subscription

Deadline April 1, 2013.

The winner of our contest will receive $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review.

All entries are considered for publication.

All entries are considered anonymously.

Send no more than three poems per entry, eight pages maximum. 

Judge: Nikky Finney.

Visit the website for details:


6 February 2013



Deadline March 15, 2013.

Fiction Prize: $1,000 & Publication

Nonfiction Prize: $1,000 & Publication

Poetry Prize: $1,000 & Publication

All fiction and nonfiction submissions must be 10,087 words or less. Poetry submissions should not exceed five pages or five poems total.

Visit the website for details:


6 February 2013

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Essay Competition.

ESSAY THEME: What is a dangerous idea you have about homeland security, and why is it dangerous? Your response may be general or focus on a specific aspect (organizational, policy, strategy, practice, technological innovation, social impact, etc.) or discipline/field, (emergency management, public health, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, intelligence, etc.). Essays may be written from any perspective – e.g. government, private sector, cultural, local community, or citizen. The competition is open to everyone with an interest in homeland defense and security. The essay should be no more than five pages, single spaced, in twelve point type.

Deadline: February 15, 2013.

The winner will receive a $500 cash award. Additionally, the winning and four top finalist essays will be considered for publication by Homeland Security Affairs, the online journal published by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for the Homeland Defense and Security.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

Winning Writers Announces 4 Literary Contests for 2013, Over $16,000 in Prizes

6 February 2013

Founded in 2001, Winning Writers provides fast, easy and affordable access to expert literary contest information. It’s celebrating its 12th year in business by hosting four international contests that will award over $16,000 in prizes.

Here are summaries of the contest guidelines:

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
(no fee)

12th annual free contest seeks humor poems. Eleven cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded. Top prize of $1,000. Submit one poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee. Winning entries published online. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. The most recent winner was Judith Sanders for “Shoppin’ Spree.”
Deadline: April 1, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines


Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

21st year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550 will be awarded. Top prize $3,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $16. Postmark deadline: April 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent winner was Tony Myres for “Searching for Father–A Tale of Repentance, Redemption and Resurrection.”
Deadline: April 30, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines


Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

Now in its second year. Twelve cash prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded. Two top prizes of $1,000 each. Submit stories and essays on sports-related themes, up to 6,000 words each. Winning entries published online. Entry fee: $15. Postmark deadline: May 31. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. The most recent top winners were Starkey Flythe for “State Champ” and Scott Winkler for “The Kicker.”
Deadline: May 31, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines


Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

11th year. $5,500 in prizes will be awarded, including $2,000 for a poem in any style and $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent top winners were Carmine Dandrea for “A Wake in the House” and Myron Stokes for “For My Ancestors.”
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines


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Fermoy International Poetry Festival

5 February 2013

Fermoy International Poetry Festival are calling for submissions for this year’s International competition for entry into the BLUE MAX REVIEW.

This year’s festival will run from Thursday August 1st to Monday August 5th and once again the three international winners will be flown to Ireland for the Fermoy International Poetry Festival and will read at the festival. We are delighted to announce that poet Noel King is this year’s competition judge.

Entrants must be resident outside the island of Ireland
Entrants can submit only once
Three poems per submission
Poems submitted must be unpublished

Submissions will only be accepted by post to:

Fermoy International Poetry Festival
Festival Office
7 Store Lane
County Cork

• Submission costs €10.00 or US$13.50 for three poems
• Payments via PayPal at or by bank draft, postal order or money order
• Bank draft, postal order and money order payments must be included with submissions

Closing date March 31st 2013

• Noel King’s decision is final

Visit the website:

For further information please email:

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 2013

5 February 2013

$2,500 Awaits Winners of Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2013 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a thirty-one year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard. Lorian Hemingway, granddaughter of Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway, is the author of three critically acclaimed books: Walking into the River, Walk on Water, and A World Turned Over. Ms. Hemingway is the competition’s final judge.

Prizes and Publication:

The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and publication of his or her winning story in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The second – and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts was founded by editor-in-chief Pamela Uschuk, winner of the 2010 American Book Award for her book Crazy Love: New Poems, and by poet William Pitt Root, Guggenheim Fellow and NEA recipient. The journal contains some of the finest contemporary fiction and poetry in print, and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is both proud and grateful to be associated with such a reputable publication.

Eligibility requirements for our 2013 competition are as follows:

What to submit:

• Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. We have extended our word limit for the first time in thirty years to 3,500 words rather than 3,000. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Copyright remains property of the author.

Who may submit:

• The literary competition is open to all U.S. and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more. Writers who have been published by an online magazine or who have self-published will be considered on an individual basis.

Submission requirements:

• Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online. Please visit our online submissions page for complete instructions regarding online submissions. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each must be accompanied by an entry fee and separate cover sheet. We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, the writer must notify us if a story is accepted for publication or wins an award prior to our July announcements. No entry confirmation will be given unless requested. No SASE is required. • The author’s name should not appear on the story. Our entrants are judged anonymously. Each story must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the title of the piece, and the word count. Manuscripts will not be returned. These requirements apply for online submissions as well.

Deadlines and Entry Fees:

• The entry fee is $15 for each story postmarked by May 1, 2013. The late entry fee is $20 for each story postmarked by May 15, 2012. We encourage you to enter by May 1 if at all possible, but please know that your story will still be accepted if you meet the later deadline. Entries postmarked after May 15, 2013 will not be accepted. Entries submitted online after May 15, 2013 will not be accepted. Writers may submit for the 2014 competition beginning May 16, 2013.

How to pay your entry fee:

• Entry fees submitted by mail with their accompanying stories may be paid — in U.S. funds — via a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Please make checks payable to LHSSC or The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Entry fees for online submissions may be paid with PayPal.

Announcement of Winners and Honorable Mentions:

Winners of our 2013 competition will be announced at the end of July 2013 in Key West, Florida, and posted on our website soon afterward. Only the first-place entrant will be notified personally. All entrants will receive a letter from Lorian Hemingway and a list of winners, either via regular mail or e-mail, by October 1, 2013. All manuscripts and their accompanying entry fees should be sent to The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O. Box 993, Key West, FL 33041 or submitted online.

For more information, please explore this website:

or e-mail:

TSKW Robert Frost International Poetry Contest

5 February 2013
TSKW Robert Frost International Poetry Contest 

TSKW was honored to take over the prestigious literary tradition founded by the Heritage House Museum 20 years ago, which honors Robert Frost and encourages the creation of new poetry and haiku.

TSKW will accept contest entries between January 1 and March 1, 2013


1st Place – A Two Week Residency at The Studios of Key West* + $200 Cash prize
2nd Place  – $100 Cash Prize
3rd Place   – $50 Cash Prize
2 Honorable Mentions awarded each category
Top three selected entries in each category will be published at

*Residencies are non-transferable and will be scheduled with the winner to fall between May 2014 and August 2014. TSKW will contact first prize winners to schedule residency dates after April 1, 2013.

1. There is a $10 fee for each poem entered.

2. A $10 fee allows for the submission of two (2) haikus.

3. Poems may be rhymed or unrhymed, metered or free verse, up to 40 lines.

4. Previously published poems or haiku may not be submitted.

Visit the website for details:

The Lascaux Review: Second Annual Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest!

4 February 2013

On behalf of the editors at The Lascaux Review, welcome to the second annual Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest!

Essential Stuff

Using the photo prompt below, compose a work of short fiction, maximum length 250 words. The prompt is for inspiration only; entries will not be judged on how well they relate to it. Title and byline are not included in the word count.


 the prompt


Title and artist will be revealed at the end of the contest.

Attention! One entry per person. Submissions open at noon U.S. eastern time on 6 March and close two weeks later, at midnight on 20 March (the Vernal Equinox). Submit your story using the Submittable form linked here:

Submit to Lascaux Flash

You will need to open a Submittable account, if you don’t already have one. It’s painless (also, since more and more journals are using this function to accept submissions, the account will come in handy (also, as Wendy can attest, they have the best customer support of any company this side of Alpha Centauri (I put this in merely to create a third nested clause))).

The first thing you’ll notice is the option to donate $3. The donation is not required, and will not influence the judges either way. All money raised is used to help offset expenses, especially prize money.

Submittable attachments should look like this:

The Title of Your Story

by Your Name

Story begins, single spaced, with a blank line between paragraphs, and no unconventional formatting.

We’ll post entries on this site in the order they arrive. If you wish to contribute a story but do not want to compete for the prize, declare so in your submission. We’ll treat you as a guest writer. Any poems received will likewise be treated as guest entries.

Contest participants grant Lascaux the right to publish their entries. Authors retain copyright of their work. The editors and advisory board of The Lascaux Review will collectively select finalists and a winner, all of whom will be announced simultaneously as soon as decisions are made.

The winner receives $250 (a dollar a word) as well as the virtual medal depicted here, along with the right to display it on his or her online venues. The winning entry will be published in The Lascaux Review.

Visit the website for details:

Longleaf Press Announces its 2013 Poetry Chapbook Contest

4 February 2013

The contest is open to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida who have not yet published a full-length collection of poetry.


18-23 pages of poetry
$20 entry fee
Self-addressed, stamped envelope
Cover sheet (with name, address, phone, e-mail)

NO NAME OR OTHER INFORMATION ON MANUSCRIPT. Include a separate cover page with contact information.


Robin Greene, Editor
Longleaf Press
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311


PRIZE: $200 and 50 Chapbooks

Longleaf is a nonprofit university press that has been publishing poetry chapbooks since 1997.
Information about the press may be found on our webpage:

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

4 February 2013

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Ploughshares will be given to work by an

emerging writer in each of three genres-fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 

Writers who haven’t published or self-published a book can submit 3-5 poems

or under 6,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee

(which includes a one-year subscription to Ploughshares) .

Deadline: April 2, 2013 at 12 noon EST. 

The entry fee is waived for writers subscribed to Ploughshares through Winter 2013.

Visit for more information or to submit.

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

3 February 2013


Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 82nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries will also be on display in the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino*
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • One on one attention with four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

*A 30-Minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino: In this 30-minute session, Chuck Sambuchino will review your current platform-building efforts, discuss goals for your platform, then provide tailored advice and a specific strategy for launching or growing your platform to achieve the results you want.

Chuck Sambuchino is the author of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript (Writer’s Digest, 2009), the bestselling humor book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack (Running Press, 2010), which has been optioned for film by Robert Zemeckis, and the forthcoming titles Red Dog, Blue Dog (Running Press, July 2012) and Create Your Writer Platform (Writer’s Digest, Nov 2012). Chuck is also the editor of the bestselling Guide to Literary Agents and Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market annuals (Writer’s Digest). Chuck is a former staffer of several newspapers and magazines. During his tenure as a newspaper reporter, he won awards from both the Kentucky Press Association and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists. During the past decade, more than 650 of his articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. Chuck also speaks at more than a dozen writing conferences each year on the topics of securing an agent and building a platform.


How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form.

Early Bird Entry fees are $27 for the first manuscript; $20 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $15 for the first entry; $10 for each additional poem submitted submitted during the same transaction. Entries submitted after that May 6, 2013 Early Bird deadline are $32 for the first manuscript; $25 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $20 for the first entry; $15 for each additional poem submitted submitted during the same transaction.

Enter your work into one or more of these categories:

  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Stage Play
  • Television/Movie Script
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • One on one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino

First place will receive $1,000 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Second place will receive $500 cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Third place will receive $250 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fourth place will receive $100 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fifth place will receive $50 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Sixth through Tenth place winners will receive $25 in cash.

All winners will also receive:

Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.



About 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection
This special competition collection will be published in November 2013 and consists of the grand prize manuscript, the first place manuscript in each category, and the names of the top 10 winners in each category. You can purchase a copy online or order by mailing in the printable entry form. (You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)


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The Poetry Market Ezine Newletter is accepting poetry news, review submissions, contest info & more…

3 February 2013

Poetry News and Update Reminders:

Send in your poetry news for inclusion
in an upcoming issue (as space permits).
Poetry news can be of poem publications,
chapbook or book publications, or awards,
etc. News items have to be poetry or
writing related. Poetry contest info
needs to include contact info and be a
short condensed listing (i.e. don’t send
us a press release or a website link only)

TIPS: Do not send Press Releases.
No poems. We don’t publish poems.

Currently accepting review submissions of
poetry books or chapbooks. Guidelines
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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

3 February 2013

Winning Writers
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

21st year. $5,550 in cash prizes, including a top prize of $3,000.
Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000
words. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on (over one million page views per year) and
announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 40,000
subscribers. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee
per entry is $16. Enter online or by mail. Postmark deadline:
April 30, 2013. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Winning Writers
is one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest,

See guidelines, past winners, and enter at

The 12th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

3 February 2013

The 12th Annual Poetry Super Highway
Great Poetry Exchange

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway
is to expose as many people to as many
other people’s poetry as possible.

What? – Send a book – Get a book

In February 2013, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide.

It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers.

Last year, 78 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from another randomly selected participant

By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry.


To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by another participating poet.

E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. Your book must be physical entity. Even if it’s self published, or one of one that you printed from your computer and stapled together…but please no e-books. (Though we will be repeating our annual Great E-Book Free For All later in the year!)

To Join In:

Go to Make sure you’ve read all the guidelines and click on “ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM” to enter your book’s information

In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email to you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to.

We will also list your book and description on this web page along with the link to your website for all to see. In addition we will list the new books in our weekly e-mailed update which goes out to thousands of people.

What else?

Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically.

Also, we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one.

You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to.

Please note, it’s a circular exchange: You will be sending a book to a different person than you will be receiving one from.

Get all the details at

Able Muse Press Writing/Poetry & Flash Fiction

3 February 2013

ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (Poetry & Flash Fiction) – $500 prize each & publication

Judges: Kelly Sherry – poetry; Thaisa Frank- fiction

Deadline: February 15, 2013

(There are entry fees)

Read the guidelines & ENTER now!


ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (Poetry) – $1000 prize, plus book publication

Judge: X.J. Kennedy

Deadline: March 31, 2013

(There is an entry fee)

Read the guidelines and ENTER now!

Call for submissions: Barrow Street, a Poetry Journal

3 February 2013

Submission Guidelines
Review the following guidelines carefully before submitting your work via our online submission manager. Please note: it is your responsibility to withdraw submissions on the submission manager containing poems or manuscripts accepted elsewhere. Do not send us an email notifying us. Instead, please withdraw your submission online, and resubmit.

Before submitting your own work, we highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our previous publications. Sample poems from earlier issues of the journal and information about books can be found on the Journal and the Press pages respectively. You can subscribe to the journal here.

General Guidelines
Send your submission during the reading period by using our Online Submission Manager. Follow the directions on how to fill out the provided data fields. Once you have registered with the online submissions system, you will also be able to view the status of your submission, withdraw a submission, or query about a submission using the system. We are no longer accepting hard copy submissions. If you submit hard copies via snail mail, we will not be able to respond to, or return, the poems.

Upload only one file containing your work. Please include a brief cover letter, including a short list of any previous publications, in the “Comments” box. Submissions must be uploaded as a .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf file. Any files that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered for publication.

Your saved file name should read: Last name_First name_Genre(.file extension). For example: Spicer_Jack_Poetry.docx or Rhys_Jean_Bookcontest.pdf.

Expect anywhere from one week to four months for a decision. Please do not query until at least two months have passed since the closing date of the reading period.

If your work is accepted for publication, you will be notified by the editors via email and will receive instructions about the pre–publication process. Barrow Street pays two contributor copies. See below for details about payment for the annual Book Contest award.

Book and general inquiries:
Journal inquiries:

Journal Submission Guidelines

Press Submission Guidelines


3 February 2013



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.

Deadline: April 18, 2013

First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third
Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

Visit the website:

VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

3 February 2013

Ruminate Magazine is hosting their third annual VanderMey Nonfiction prize,

judged by Brian Doyle, award-winning author and editor of Portland Magazine.  

The winner will be awarded a prize of $1000 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue,

and the runner up will receive publication as well.

Submissions:  Creative Nonfiction of 7000 words or less


Winner:  $1000 and publication in Spring 2013 issue
Runner Up: Publication in Spring 2013 issue

Deadline: 15 Feb 2013


Contact e-mail:

Call for submissions for Green Blotter Magazine

3 February 2013

Green Blotter magazine

Call for Submissions

Deadline: Feb. 28

Entry Fee: None

Categories: Fiction, Poetry & Artwork

Prizes: Publication

We are looking for the best fiction, poetry and artwork by undergraduate students anywhere in the world.

Submit up to 5,000 words of fiction, 5 pages of poetry or 6 images to

See our website,, for full submission guidelines.