Archive for February 1st, 2014

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

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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.

Ruminate VanderMey Nonfiction Contest

1 February 2014

Ruminate is excited to announce our fourth annual Ruminate Nonfiction Prize!

The Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition,

with winning pieces later awarded a Pushcart prize and selected for inclusion in an anthology. 

The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500

and publication in the Summer 2014 issue.

The runner up will receive $200 and publication. 

We invite you to enter.

The submission fee is $20, 

The deadline is February 14, 2014.

Please enter at http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/nonfiction/

Weathervane Playhouse Fourth Annual 10 Minute Play Contest & Festival

1 February 2014
Weathervane Playhouse Fourth Annual
10 Minute Play Contest & Festival
July 11 – 13, 2014
NOTE:  This is a partial overview of our contest/festival.   Before submitting, please go to http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest for full and complete entering information.
Weathervane Playhouse (Akron, OH) is accepting entries for its 8×10 TheatreFest to be held July 11-13, 2014   8 Finalist Plays will be presented over TheatreFest Weekend and cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
5 Runners Up: $50/each
RULES
Maximum running time 10 minutes.  Less is fine.
Cast maximum is 3.   Any combo, gender-wise.   No characters under the age of 16.
Sets & tech are minimalistic – plays are done on a bare stage utilizing things like big wooden blocks to signify a variety of things.   Please, keep it simple!
No one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays.
Playwrights must be at least 18 years old.
Submitted plays must be unproduced and unperformed, outside of readings and  workshops.
Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday,  May 16, 2014.
All entries must be submitted electronically – attached in pdf or Word format to: 10minuteplay@weathervaneplayhouse.com
All submissions must include a SPECIAL PROP chosen by the audience at the 2013 TheatreFest.  For pictures and a description of the SPECIAL PROP, please visit http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest

Please address all questions to 8×10 TheatreFest Coordinator Eileen Moushey.   10minuteplay@weathervaneplayhouse.com