Archive for February, 2014

EVENT Magazine’s Annual Non-Fiction Contest is now open for entries!

17 February 2014

EVENT is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary journals, and a strong supporter of literary non-fiction. Stories first published in EVENT have won numerous National and Western Magazine Awards, and have been featured in The Journey Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best Canadian Stories anthologies.

EVENT MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL NON-FICTION CONTEST

Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form.

Deadline: April 15, 2014 (postmarked)

Entry Fee: $34.95 (includes 1 year of EVENT)

Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee. No simultaneous submissions.

Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced.
Prizes:  $1500 in prize monies available, plus payment for publication!
This year’s judge is Deborah Campbell.

Visit www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-2014 for complete contest guidelines.

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From Page to Stage Competition

17 February 2014

Calling all playwrights! Have you always wanted the chance to stage your story? The Tacchi-Morris re-launches its Page to Stage competition, a unique opportunity to develop your work for the stage. Scripts, excerpts or works in development are invited and should be no more than 20 pages in length or 20 minutes in performance time.

 Up to 6 entered scripts will be chosen for a performance night, with audience feedback as part of The Page is Printed Festival. Entries will be read by a professional team with the winners having the opportunity to utilise Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre’s professional rehearsal facilities to develop your work. Please note you will need to source your own actors and directors, although the Tacchi-Morris may be able to support you with this.

Deadline for entries: Thursday 3rd April 2014

Entry Fees: Adults – £10, Under 16s – Free

(All entries receive a ticket to the Page to Stage scratch night on Thursday 26th June 2014, at 7pm) 

£350 of bursaries to help develop work!

2 of £100

3 of £50

To enter or download an application form visit http://www.tacchi-morris.com

Entries should be emailed to info@tacchi-morris.com

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Taunton, TA2 8PD, England

01823 41414101823 414141             www.tacchi-morris.com       info@tacchi-morris.com

Visit the website: http://www.tacchi-morris.com/whats-on/shows/theatre-somerset/from-page-to-stage1.html

CALL FOR RADIOPLAYS

17 February 2014

The Parislab, a new hour-long radio show on the digital radio station, World Radio Paris, that performs and records radio plays and spoken word shorts live in front of a Paris audience, is seeking submissions for it’s upcoming March show.

The theme for the show is Superheroes.  What’s your take on the superhero?  Write a fiction radio play or a nonfiction narrative story about the superhero in your life.  Write a radio play or spoken word story and send it to us for consideration. The theme for the March show is inspired by the upcoming exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center.  Please see the link for information on the exhibit: http://monabismarck.org/  If you have a story to tell share it it with us.  The guidelines for submissions are listed below.

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2014
No financial remuneration, but selected works are performed by professional actors based in Paris, in front of a live audience, and then broadcasted on our show. To submit entries, send your properly formatted radio scripts in pdf format to theparislab@gmail.com

Guidelines

1. Length: all radio plays submitted must be between ten minutes to thirty minutes in length. If you have an excellent radio drama or comedy that is 9 minutes long or 31 minutes long, that’s ok! We are aiming for quality over duration, but try to aim for pieces that are between 10 and 30 minutes. All spoken word stories must be 5 to 15 minutes in length.

2. Genres: All genres will be considered. Again, if it grips us and entertains us, we’ll be interested. Having said that, for radio plays it is recommended that writers keep their cast sizes small, and special effects and other requirements simple and inventive to facilitate effective staging and recording.

3. Remuneration: This non-profit radio program is just beginning and cannot, at this point, offer financial compensation to the writers whose works are selected. But if your piece is selected, it will be performed in front of a live audience and recorded, then broadcast on our show on World Radio Paris.

4. Language: All submissions must be in English.

5. Radio play script guidelines. While every radio play is different and unique, there are particularities to a radio play that distinguish it from screenplays or theatre plays. We recommend you follow BBC radioscript format guidelines when submitting a pdf version of your radio play. You can find their guidelines here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradiocue.pdf. Other useful information about writing radio plays can be found here:http://www.storyinsight.com/techniques/media/BBCradio.html

6. Spoken word story submission guidelines: Stories must be 5-15 minutes in length. Selected stories will be performed by the storyteller live, in front of a Paris audience, without notes or script in hand. For spoken word story telling, we are very much inspired by the Moth (http://themoth.org/) We can only consider Paris-based submissions, for the moment. If you are Paris-based, and your story is selected, we can make a professional recording of it. But do not submit a script to us. Instead, send us an mp3 recording of your story, which you can record on your computer using your onboard microphone. We recommend using the program Audacity to record your draft of your story. You can download audacity free here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

7. Radio play script submissions: All scripts must be submitted in pdf format. Make sure all of your contact information is available on the title page of your submission. Submitting your script does not guarantee that it will be selected or performed by the Parislab. The Parislab is eager to read good scripts and will do its best to carefully read and consider all viable submissions, but requires 3-6 months to review possible material before making its decisions. All scripts should be submitted, in pdf format, to: theparislab@gmail.com

8. About The Parislab: Founded and produced by Christopher Mack and Clarence Tokley, two Paris-based director/actors who work professionally in film and theatre in Paris, Parislab is dedicated to staging and recording gripping and entertaining radio plays and spoken word stories in front of live audiences. All effects and recordings are done in front of an audience.

9. For all further questions and for further information, contact Parislab here: theparislab@gmail.com

Share Your Story At Tell It My Way (Contest)

17 February 2014

Two Contests Pave the Way for TellitMyWay Launch!

As Tell it my Way prepares for public launch, we’d like to invite children’s writers and storytellers to enter our exclusive contests, Something New to Love, which begin on February 14, 2014.

Highest-scoring Original Story. Between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014, writers will post their own original children’s stories on Tell it my Way. A week after the posting period ends, the author of the original story on the website with the highest score (determined by other users who can vote stories “up” if they like them or “down” if they do not) will receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card and will be featured on Tell it my Way!

Highest-scoring Retold Story. Between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014, writers are invited to retell any story on Tell it my Way. A week after the submission period ends, the author of the retelling with the highest score with also receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card and will also receive recognition on Tell it my Way!

You may enter both contests, and you may also enter as many original stories and retellings as you’d like! One writer may win both contests.

To enter either or both contests, all you have to do is sign up on TellitmyWay.org and publish an original story or retell a story on Tell it my Way between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014.

Winners will be notified by email. Winners must reply to the email within a week to assure us that the email address is legitimate, and then they will each be emailed a $50 Amazon gift card. The winners of the contests and their winning entries will be highlighted on the site as well as the runners-up.

The same rules that apply to normal usage of Tell it my Way apply to the contests:

Don’t plagiarize. Only post original stories or retellings of stories on Tell it my Way. More info

Don’t spam. More info

Don’t try to manipulate votes or rankings. More info

Don’t post anyone’s personal information. More info

Don’t use this site for bullying or harassing anyone. More info

Do not write anything that is sexually suggestive. Keep it clean. More info

If you violate one of these rules, your story may be permanently deleted, and any retellings of your story will also be deleted. So be nice!

Furthermore, entries cannot be removed from the website by their writers once they have been published on Tell it my Way.

In addition, employees of Tell it my Way may not enter the contests. They are welcome to publish original stories and retell stories, but if an employee’s story or retelling receives the highest score, the prize will go to the non-employee with the highest score.

Visit the website: https://www.tellitmyway.org/contest_info/

Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest 2014

17 February 2014

The 2014 Emerging Writers Contest will be open for submissions from March 1 to May 15, 2014. Submissions are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and the winner in each category will receive $1,000 and publication in Ploughshares. Fiction stories have a 6,000 word limit and the submission fee is $24. Please find the contest webpage here.

http://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest.cfm

Ploughshares

120 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116-4624

Tele.# (617) 824-3(617) 824-3757

Twitter: @pshares

marketing@pshares.org

The Winter Issue of Ploughshares features staff-edited poetry and prose.

Read selections and subscribe at http://www.pshares.org.

Announcing The Missouri Review’s Audio Literary Competition:

17 February 2014

$1,000 prizes awarded in 3 categories

The Missouri Review invites all writers and writer/producers to send us your recordings of original poetry or prose or your audio documentaries on any subject. All you need is a computer, microphone, software such as GarageBand or Audacity, and a great script!

This year, in an effort to expand the contest, we have opened submissions (previously $20) to a pay-by-donation entry fee. Your contribution of any amount includes a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review, and all of your donation goes to support the production of The Missouri Review and its related programs.

Winners and select runners up will have their work featured on The Missouri Review’s website and as part of our iTunes podcast series. Entries will be judged by TMR’s editors in collaboration with guest judge, independent radio producer, editor, and audio artist Brendan Baker.

Deadline: March 15th, 2014


Entries and payments are accepted by mail or online. For details, or to submit, please visit our website:

http://www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions/

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal Open for Submissions

17 February 2014

Submission deadline: April 7th, 2014

Twisted Vine is the literary journal for Western New Mexico

University’s Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

We are open for submissions for our spring issue.

Our staff is looking for original and previously unpublished fiction,

creative nonfiction, poetry, art, interview and video.

We have a special affinity for those works that succeed in crossing,

overlapping and transcending traditional genres.

Twisted Vine strongly encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature

(poetry about math is one example).

Progressive, unexpected and ever-evolving works are also preferential. 

More Info:  http://show.wnmu.edu/twistedvine/submissions/

Last Call! Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

17 February 2014

Do you have a piece of creative nonfiction that is just waiting for an award?

CNF writers, send us your best work.

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

is currently accepting submissions until Feb. 28.

The winner receives $250 plus publication in Lunch Ticket,

a literary magazine published by the Antioch University Los Angeles

Creative Writing MFA Program.

For guidelines and submission manager,

visit our website: http://lunchticket.org/.

Last Call! The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 25th Annual Poetry Contest

17 February 2014

Open to any writer regardless of residence.

The deadline to enter is: postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014.        

Awards:

1st Place:  Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville;

or 3 free online workshops; or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited.

3rd Place:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions

 Guidelines:

 All work must be unpublished.

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet.

The entry fee is $25 for up to three poems. Multiple entries are accepted.

Each poem should not exceed two pages. Enclose self-sealing s.a.s.e. for critique and list of winners.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: 

Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC, 28805.

For details on how to pay entry fee(s) online and enter via email, visit our Workshops & Contests page:

http://www.twwoa.org/

Emailed entries may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Poetry Contest” in the subject.

2014 ONE ACT NEW PLAY COMPETITION*

4 February 2014

The Georgia Theatre Conference (www.georgiatheatreconference.com), the official theatre organization for the state of Georgia, is now taking submissions for its annual One Act New Play Competition. The competition is open writers inside and outside of Georgia. The Competition is hosted by the Professional Division of GTC. The winning play will receive a $250.00 prize and will also be performed as a staged reading at the Georgia Theatre Conference convention held in Columbus, GA, October 9-11, 2014.

Guidelines are listed below:

Entries will be accepted between March 1, 2014 and July 15, 2014.

One submission per playwright only. Play submissions must be one act in length.  Plays should be approximately 50 pages in length, with a running-time between 30 minutes and one hour, and limited to 10 or fewer characters.

Full length scripts, children’s plays, 10 Minute plays, and musicals are not accepted.

Plays must be unproduced (no professional productions) and unpublished. Plays that have gone through readings and workshops are acceptable.

Plays must be submitted by email attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format:

§  Text in 11-12 point type and in plain font (e.g. Times New Roman)

§  Script must include page numbers at the bottom of each page

§  The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the script

§  Do not include resumes, playwright biographies, or history of the play

§  Send a separate title page with the author’s name and contact info.

Please email all entries to:

Celeste Morrisceleste.morris@ung.edu

Assistant Professor

University of North Georgia

In association with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance

*There is no submission fee required for this competition.

$4800 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest summer 2014

4 February 2014

$4800 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2014. The second prize is £$800, third prize $400 and there are 15 runner up prizes of $80. The top 50 c0ntestants also gain a free critique of their stories, win or lose.

With $7200 in total prize values, the Writers’ Village award is one of the world’s largest short story competitions that welcomes new writers from anywhere in the English-speaking world.

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2014’ and see their work showcased online.

Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed worldwide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted. Deadline is midnight 30th June 2014. Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:

http://www.writers-village.org

The 2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award

2 February 2014

Deadline: February 28, 2014

(postmark or online submission-date)  

Final Judge: Ruth Ellen Kocher

$1,000 Prize 

The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Anna George Meek, and Chad Parmenter.  

Reading fee: $25

Please read the complete guidelines here.

http://www.tupelopress.org/snowbound.php

CHICKEN SOUP The Power of Forgiveness: 101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life

2 February 2014

http://www.chickensoup.com

For the “New Year New You” 2015 season we plan to publish a book about the power of forgiveness.

Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life?

We are looking for stories that will show our readers how forgiving someone

or being forgiven by someone changed your life in a positive way.

Were you able to reestablish a relationship after forgiving or being forgiven?

Did letting go of your hurt feelings heal you and bring you a sense of peace?

Help others find the same resolution by sharing your story.

Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Limit 1,200 words.

JAPAN RESIDENCY FOR WRITERS

2 February 2014

http://www.jusfc.gov/creative-artists-programs/

No entry fee.

The Japan Creative Artist Residencies Program awards up to five three-month residencies,

each of which includes a monthly stipend of $20,000 for living expenses, housing, and professional support.

Open to published U.S. poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to live in Japan and pursue creative projects.

Each residency also includes a travel grant of up to $2,000.

Writers who have published a book or at least 20 poems in five or more journals,

or five stories or essays in two or more journals are eligible. 

HEMERA FOUNDATION: Tending Space Fellowship for Artists

2 February 2014

 http://hemerafoundation.fluidreview.com/

Run by the Hemera Foundation, the Tending Space: Contemplative Practice Fellowship for Artists program

aims to nurture the creative practice of seeing things as they are – and to live and to create from this insight.

Toward this end, we will support artists with opportunities for both contemplation and creation.

Application is open to those who are deeply engaged with, and have a demonstrable commitment too,

an art form and who *also* have an interest in beginning or deepening a spiritual practice.

Fellowships will be open to visual artists, performing artists, and writers.

Compensation will be provided to 10 fellows for a residential meditation retreat, an art retreat or workshop,

a meditation mentor, an art mentor, and a stipend for a two-week period where fellows can focus only on their art.

Deadline: April 1, 2014.

RESIDENCY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN WRITERS

2 February 2014

FEMRITE is calling for submissions for the 6th Residency for African Women Writers,

which will be co-hosted with the Swedish literary magazine Karavan, in October 2014.

The 10-Day Writing Residency aims to give women writers space to reflect on their writing,

connect with one another, read each others’ manuscripts and give feedback,

interact with established writers and build literary bridges across cultures of the continent.

The residency is also aimed at strengthening collaboration among women writers’ initiatives in Africa.

Open to an African woman writer who lives on the Continent and needs such space and able to write & express herself in English.

For details, visit:

http://creativewritingnews.blogspot.com/2014/01/residency-for-african-women-writers.html

THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA SHORT PROSE COMPETITION

2 February 2014

Attention: Eligible Writers must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

$29 ENTRY FEE.

Winner and finalists will have their stories submitted to three Canadian magazine publishers for consideration.

Deadline: postmarked March 1, 2014.

All writers must not have been published in book format,

in any genre and not have a contract with a book publisher.

Eligible entries nonfiction and fiction prose; up to 2,500 words, English language.

Visit the website for details:

http://www.writersunion.ca/short-prose-competition

STAR SHORT STORY CONTEST

2 February 2014

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/01/04/star_short_story_contest_seeks_entries.html#

NO ENTRY FEE.

A first prize of $5,000 plus tuition for the 30-week creative writing correspondence program

at the Humber School for Writers valued at $3,000.

Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. February 28, 2014.

Second prize is $2,000 while third is $1,000.

Open to Ontario residents 16 and older, submissions can be on any topic,

but must be previously unpublished and not exceed 2,500 words.

There’s a limit of one entry per person.

DORIS BETTS FICTION PRIZE

2 February 2014

$10-$20 ENTRY FEE.

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250

and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review.

Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR.

Deadline: February 15, 2014.

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina

or a member of the North Carolina Writers’Network.

North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections

(lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible.

The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words.

One entry per writer. No novel excerpts.

Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic.

For complete guidelines, visit: http://www.ncwriters.org/index.php/competitions/3586-doris-betts-fiction-prize

Visit the website:  https://nclr.submittable.com/submit

NELLIGAN PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION

1 February 2014

NELLIGAN PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION

https://nelliganprize.submittable.com/submit

$17 ENTRY FEE.

$2,000 will be awarded for the best short story,

which will be published in the fall/winter 2014 issue of Colorado Review.

Deadline March 15, 2014.

There are no theme restrictions,

but stories must be under 50 pages.

Visit the website for details: https://nelliganprize.submittable.com/submit

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD

1 February 2014

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD

http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-book-award

$25 ENTRY FEE.

$1,000 prize plus publication of the winning manuscript by Able Muse Press.

Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2014.

A poetry manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.

The 13th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

1 February 2014

The 13th 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 2014, 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, 76 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.

How?

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 http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great_poetry_exchange/. 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 http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great_poetry_exchange/

Phenomenal Literature: Calls for for submissions

1 February 2014

Submission Guidelines:

Phenomenal Literature welcomes unsolicited submissions from novels, poetry, short stories, drama, plays, translations, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, essays, travelogues and creative writing. We will only consider work that has not been previously published, whether in print or on the web.

Type your paragraph here.

We read submissions round the year and you are requested to wait until you receive our decision on the status of your submission before you resubmityou are requested to wait for the next submission till you receive our decision on your previous or pending submissions. The response time can fluctuate in proportion to the number of submissions we receive. Simultaneous submissions are permitted but if a work you have submitted to us is accepted elsewhere, please notify us without any delay. Remember, poems submitted for the journal, Phenomenal Literature, can also be considered for its sister journal, VerbalArt: A Journal Devoted to Poets & Poetry.

Categories of Submissions

Poetry: A set of five poems. Each poem should be a maximum of 40 lines. 

Novel: Submit a chapter from book length manuscripts of your novel. It should be a maximum of 2,500 – 4,000 words.

Short Story: Submit only one short story of maximum 2,500 – 4,000 words.

Play/Drama: Submit a scene or part of a play/drama which may fall in the word limit of 2,500 – 4,000 words.

Biography/ Autobiography/Memoir/Travelogue: Submit a piece of biography/ autobiography/memoir/travelogue of not more than 2,500 – 4,000 words.

Interviews: You can send your interview with a celebrated author, limiting it to within 2,500 – 4,000 words. The interview should be informative and inspiring. Remember, we will not be publishing manipulated interviews, i.e., there are some authors/interviewees who approach interviewers for cheap popularity and sensationalism. Being professionals, we will examine which interview needs to be published. Though photographs are not essential yet joint photographs of both interviewee and interviewer will be preferred and appreciated. 

Book Reviews: We do not accept unsolicited book reviews. If you would like to submit a book review, please send a query to editor@phenomenalliterature.com

Critical/Research/Academic Articles:Please read carefully to avoid the rejection of submissions:
​1.    Articles should be a maximum of 2,500 – 3,500 words.
2.    Strictly written in MLA style 7th Edition (with proper citations and references).
3.    Excerpts/extracts from reference books should not be longer than your critical remarks. Begin and conclude your article with proper critical appraisal and appreciation.
4.    Every critical/research/academic article should be accompanied by a submission fee upon receipt of the acknowledgement for acceptance of publication. For details and options of pay please refer to the page of subscription.  

Translations: You can submit English translations of fiction and non-fiction too. The word limit of submissions will remain the same as in the cases of original categories. If you are submitting a work in translation, please indicate whether or not you are in possession of translation rights from its original author.

Where & How to Submit

All submissions are to be sent as an MS Word attachment at the email id: editor@phenomenalliterature.com. Don’t forget to give your brief bio, email id, postal address and contact number (optional) at the top page of the attached document.  You will receive an Auto Response.

Copyright/ Plagiarism Alert

Last but the most important thing is to adhere to Plagiarism Alerts. We will be checking the cases of plagiarism both electronically and manually. Electronically we have updated software to check if any content is copied and simply pasted without giving proper reference and citation. Manually we will use our vast experiences of having edited more than 500 articles. We must caution you in advance itself, that your article will be simply rejected if you are found guilty of indulging in any kind of plagiarism and copyright infringement. Along with your submission you must attach a certificate of originality mentioning that you own the copyright of the submitted piece(s).

Disclaimer

Phenomenal Literature retains the right to use the accepted work in future online or print anthologies, as well as in the online archives. All other rights remain with the author. The journal will not be liable in any way for any sort of copyright infringements.

Compensation

Every contributor will get a free copy of the journal in which issue his submitted piece is published.

Visit the website: http://phenomenalliterature.com/submit.html

Call for Submissions to VerbalArt Journal

1 February 2014

Submission Guidelines:

Please read the submission guidelines carefully and save your diligence going down the drain!

 

VerbalArt welcomes unsolicited submissions all about poet, poetry and poems. We also publish translation in English, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiography, memoirs, essays, travelogue and creative writings pertaining to poets and poetry. We will only consider work that has not been previously published, whether in print or on the web.

 

We read submissions round the year and you are requested to wait until you receive our decision on the status of your submission before you resubmit. The response time can fluctuate in proportion to the number of submissions we receive. Simultaneous submissions are permitted but if work you have submitted to us is accepted elsewhere, please notify us without any delay. Remember poems submitted for the journal, VerbalArt can also be considered for its sister journal, Phenomenal Literature: A Journal Devoted to Language & Literature.

 

Categories of Submission  

 

Poetry: A set of five poems. Each poem should be a maximum of 40 lines. 

 

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir/Travelogue: Submit a piece of Biography/ Autobiography/Memoir/Travelogue on and by established poet only. It should be no more than 2500 – 4000 words.

 

Interviews: You can send your interview with a celebrated poet and should be well within 2500-4000 words. The interview should be informative and inspiring. Remember, we will not be publishing manipulated interviews i.e. there are some poets/interviewees who approach to the interviewers to have an interview for cheap popularity and sensationalism. We are knowledgeable, updated and capable enough to know and examine which interview needs to be published or not. Though photographs are not essential but joint photographs of both interviewee and interviewer will be preferred and appreciated. 

 

Book Reviews: We do not accept unsolicited book reviews. If you would like to submit a book of poetry for review, please send a query to editor@verbalart.in

 

Critical/Research/Academic Articles: Please read carefully to avoid the rejection of submissions:

 

1.      Articles should be only on poets, poetry and poems.

 

2.      Article should be a maximum of 2500 – 4000 words.

 

3.      Strictly written in MLA style 7th Edition (with proper citations and references).

 

4.      Excerpts/extracts from reference books should not be longer than your critical remarks. Begin and conclude your article with proper critical appraisal and appreciation.

 

5.    Every critical/research/academic article should be accompanied by submission fee upon receipt of the acknowledgement for acceptance of publication. For details and options of pay please refer the page of subscription.   

 

Translations: You can submit English translation of poetry too. The word limit of submissions will remain same as in the cases of original categories. If you are submitting work in translation, please indicate whether or not you are in possession of translation rights from its original poet.

 

Where & How to Submit

 

All submissions are to be sent as an MS Word attachment at an email id editor@verbalart.in. Don’t forget to mention your brief bio, email id, postal address and contact number (optional) at the top page of attached document.  You will receive Auto Response

 

Copyright/ Plagiarism Alert

 

Last but the most important thing is to adhere to Plagiarism Alerts. We will be checking the cases of plagiarism both electronically and manually. Electronically we have updated software to check if any content is copied and simply pasted without giving proper reference and citation. Manually we will use our vast experiences of having edited more than 500 articles. We must caution you in advance itself, your article will be simply rejected if you are found guilty of indulging in any kind of plagiarism and copyright infringement. Along with submission you must attach certificate of originality mentioning that you own the copyright of the submitted piece(s).

 

Disclaimer

 

VerbalArt retains the right to use the accepted work in future online or print anthologies, as well as in the online archives. All other rights remain with the author. The journal will not be liable in any way for any sort of copyright infringements.

 

Compensation

Every contributor will get a free copy of the journal in which issue his submitted piece is published.

Visit the website: http://verbalart.in/submit-1.html

Leapfrog 2014 Fiction Contest

1 February 2014

Leapfrog 2014 Fiction Contest.

Open January 15-May 1, 2014.

Entry fee: $30.  

Adult, middle grade, and YA novels, novellas,

and short-story collections, minimum 22,000 words.

First prize: Publication contract offer with advance, plus finalist awards.

Finalists: $150 plus manuscript critique by finalist judges.

Judges: author Mark Brazaitis and the Leapfrog editorial staff.

For details, visit: http://www.leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm

Email: fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com.