Archive for March 7th, 2014

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

7 March 2014

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Entry Fees: $24, includes a year’s subscription to Ploughshares. Current subscribers may submit for free.

Prizes: The winner of each category will receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2013-14 issue of Ploughshares.

Description: Open to writers who have yet to publish a book, including chapbooks, eBooks and self-published works. Fiction or nonfiction under 6,000 words or between 3-5 pages of poetry accepted. Submit via online submission form.

Contact Information:

Ploughshares, Emerson College, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.

Tel. 617-824-3757617-824-3757.

Email: pshares@pshares.org

For contest guidelines, visit: http://www.pshares.org/submit/Emerging-Writers-Contest.cfm

Website: http://www.pshares.org

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The Shenandoah Prize for Fiction

7 March 2014

Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014

Genre: Fiction

Entry Fees: None

Prizes: $1,000 and feature on Shenandoah’s first online issue. All finalists are eligible for publication in Shenandoah.

Description: Open to short story submissions up to 1,000 words. Submit via regular mail between March 1 and March 31, 2014.

Contact Information:

Bevel Summers, Shenandoah, 17 Courthouse Square, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.

Email: shenandoah@wlu.edu

Website:

http://www.shenandoahliterary.org

WCDR Short Story Contest

7 March 2014

Deadline: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Genre: Fiction

Entry Fees: C$25 for Canadian entries, US$30 for US and International entries.

Prizes: 1st prize $1000, 2nd prize $400, 3rd prize 200. Short listed entries will be included in the Contest Anthology.

Description: Maximum word count: 2500 words. Entries must be based on one of Sarah Selecky’s writing prompts (see @SarahSelecky on Twitter or register at www.sarahselecky.com for prompts).

Contact Information:

secretary@wcdr.org

Website: http://wcdr.ca/wcdr/contest/

The CutBank Chapbook Contest

7 March 2014

Deadline
: March 31 2014

Award
: Publication, $1000 cash prize, and 25 contributor copies. 



Eligibility
: This CutBank Chapbook competition is open to original English language manuscripts in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. While previously published stand-alone pieces or excerpts may be included in a manuscript, the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Translations and previously self-published collections are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that reading fees are non-refundable, and you must withdraw the manuscript immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not include cover artwork with your submission; black and white illustrations are acceptable so long as you’ve obtained the rights. The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with any current or previous CutBank staff members. Reading Fee: 
$20. Includes consideration and a copy of CutBank 81 upon its release in summer 2014. (International applicants must send an addition $5 to receive a copy of the issue)

What We’re Looking For:
 Startling, compelling, and beautiful original work. We’re looking for a fresh, powerful manuscript. Maybe it will overtake us quietly; gracefully defy genres; satisfyingly subvert our expectations; punch us in the mouth page in and page out. We’re interested in both prose and poetry – and particularly work that straddles the lines between genres. Manuscripts should be cohesive and coherent; in other words, your manuscript should resonate and make sense as a book.

Guidelines for Electronic Submissions:We only accept submissions electronically. Entries must be received no later than midnight MST on March 31, 2014. Please submit 25 to 40 pages of typed poetry or prose in either DOC/DOCX/RTF/PDF format. For poetry and short prose, please include no more than one piece per page. Images are acceptable, but only in black and white; you must obtain reprint rights for any included images. Include page numbers, table of contents, and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page addressing where sections have been previous published. Submissions should include two cover pages as the first two pages of the document: one with the manuscript’s title, the other with the title, author’s name, address, and e-mail address. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Results will be announced via e-mail and posted at http://www.cutbankonline.com in late May 2014. 



Visit the website for details: http://www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests/

Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry

7 March 2014

Judged by Juliana Spahr

The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry seeks to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. The winner, chosen by a judge to be determined, will be featured in CutBank 81 and receive $500. All pieces will be considered for print publication. We look forward to reading your work!

Submissions deadline is: March 15, 2014. Submissions are accepted through our online submission manager only. The $17 contest entry fee includes a one-year subscription to CutBank and covers the reading of a single submission in a single genre. Submit up to five poems. Please submit only once per genre, though writers are permitted to submit in multiple genres.

 Please include a short cover letter that mentions your address (where your subscription will be sent), phone number, and email address, as well as the title of your work. Please include the author’s name on the manuscript—names will be removed from the pool of submissions that goes before our contest judges. Current subscribers must submit the same $17 fee, and their CutBank subscriptions will be extended by one year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your submission via Submittable immediately should it be accepted elsewhere ( to withdraw a single poem, email us at editor.cutbank@gmail.com ). We are unable to offer refunds.

Entrants will be notified of their submission status no later than May 15, 2014. One winner will receive a $500 award and publication in CutBank 81, our summer 2014 issue. Winners will be required to complete a W-9 form to receive payment. All manuscripts are considered for publication in CutBank. All rights to selected manuscripts revert to the author upon publication. The author grants their permission to have their work electronically archived as part of CutBank 81 in EBSCO International’s subscription-based research database. Current University of Montana students and faculty and former CutBank staff are not eligible for the awards.

Visit the website:  http://www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests/

Montana Prize in Fiction

7 March 2014

Judged by Steve Almond

The Montana Prize in Fiction seeks to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness. The winner, chosen by a judge to be determined, will be featured in CutBank 81 and receive $500. All pieces will be considered for print publication. We look forward to reading your work!

Submissions deadline is March 15, 2014. Submissions are accepted through our online submission manager only. The $17 contest entry fee includes a one-year subscription to CutBank and covers the reading of a single submission in a single genre. Please send only a single work of no greater than 35 pages. Please submit only once per genre, though writers are permitted to submit in multiple genres.

 Include a short cover letter that mentions your address (where your subscription will be sent), phone number, and email address, as well as the title of your work. Please include the author’s name on the manuscript—names will be removed from the pool of submissions that goes before our contest judges. Current subscribers must submit the same $17 fee, and their CutBank subscriptions will be extended by one year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw your submission via Submittable immediately should it be accepted elsewhere. We are unable to offer refunds.

Entrants will be notified of their submission status no later than May 15, 2014. One winner in each genre, as chosen by our guest judges, will receive a $500 award and publication in CutBank 81, our summer 2012 issue. Winners will be required to complete a W-9 form to receive payment. All manuscripts are considered for publication in CutBank. All rights to selected manuscripts revert to the author upon publication. The author grants their permission to have their work electronically archived as part of CutBank 81 in EBSCO International’s subscription-based research database. Current University of Montana students and faculty and former CutBank staff are not eligible for the awards.

Visit the website: http://www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests/

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014

7 March 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on September 20, 2014

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

Knightsville Poetry Contest

7 March 2014

KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST
$1,000 for an exceptional poem in any
form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150
lines per poem.  Judged by National
Book Award Finalist and author of Fast
Animal, Tim Seibles.  Accepts .doc or
similar files, no pdf files. Accepts
previously unpublished work only. Any
size print run or online publication
including blogs and/or social
networking disqualify an entry.
Simultaneous submissions accepted,
with notification of publication
elsewhere. Contest winners and all
finalists get 1 free copy of The New
Guard.  Final judging is blind. Retains
standard first publication rights.  All
rights immediately revert to writer
upon publication. Currently accepting
contest submissions only.  Does not
accept submission by mail. 

Email
questions only to: info@newguardreview.com

Contest submission period runs from
Feb. 10 – July 14, 2014.

Entry fee = $15.
For more info:
http://www.newguardreview.com/
Online submission manager:
http://thenewguard.submittable.com/submit

OMNIDAWN 2014 POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST

7 March 2014

$1,000 & Publication   
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Judge: Kazim Ali.  Open to all writers
with no limitations on the amount of
poetry a writer has published.
Submissions should be 20–40 pages of
poetry, not including front and back
matter. Keep in mind that this is
intended to fit in a 5.5 x 7 inch
published chapbook of approximately
60 pages or less) Colleagues,
students, and close friends of the
judge not eligible. Postal and online
poetry contest submissions accepted.
Online entries must be received and
postal entries must be postmarked
between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2014
at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Reading fee = $18 for the poetry
chapbook contest. For $2 extra to
cover shipping cost, entrants who
provide a US mailing address may
choose to receive this contest’s
winning chapbook or any Omnidawn
chapbook. The poetry chapbook
contests winner announced
Sept. 2014.  Winning chapbook
expected to publish March 2015.
See website for more essential contest info
http://www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm
To enter by mail:
http://www.omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm#postal
To enter online:
https://www.omnidawn.net/

Pocataligo Poetry Contest – Spring 2014

7 March 2014

POCATALIGO POETRY CONTEST
http://yemasseejournalonline.org/contests/poetry-contest/
Yemassee now accepting entries
for Spring 2014 Pocataligo
Poetry Contest. Author of winning poem
receives $250 and publication in Yemassee.
Two runners-up also receive publication,
and list of ten finalists will be named.
Guest Judge = Tyehimba Jess.

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Submit in a single document, 3-5 unpublished
poems of any line length. Entry fee of $5
must accompany each entry.  Multiple subs
okay. Each submission requires separate
entry fee.  All poems should be submitted
in a single document, with no more than
one poem per page. Poet’s name should not
appear anywhere within entry. Entries
must be submitted online through
Submittable.  All entries must be
submitted by March 31st deadline. 
Winners announced on website.  All entries
considered for publication.
Submit online at:
https://yemassee.submittable.com/submit

Call for submissions: AGAVE MAGAZINE

7 March 2014

AGAVE MAGAZINE
http://www.agavemag.com/submit.html

Submit by email or by using online
submissions manager.  Submit up to 5
poems.  Submit original, unpublished
work that has not been published
elsewhere.  Submit documents as .doc
or .docx files in easy to read fonts
such as Times New Roman, Helvetica, etc.
Include valid email address.  Sim subs
okay with notification of work
acceptance elsewhere.  Read publication
agreement on website as by submitting
you acknowledge that you have read
and have consented to the publication
agreement,
http://www.agavemag.com/publication-agreement—terms–conditions.html
if your work is accepted for publication.

Submit by email:
ariana@agavemag.com

Submit online:
https://agavemagazine.submittable.com/submit

White Ash Magazine: call for submissions

7 March 2014

WHITE ASH MAGAZINE
http://www.whiteashmag.com/

Accepts all forms of poetry, short
fiction and quotes. Does not accept
submissions with explicit language,
horror or the names of living or
recently deceased persons. Submit only
1-3 submissions per issue.  No word
limit for poetry.  No age limit.
Writers of all types, ages, origins,
and views may submit.  Minors
must have parental permission to publish.
Notification by email if your work has
been accepted for publication.  No
payment.  Include email address to be
contacted at above title.  Include
first and last name below title.
Include title and name you want to be
published under.  Do not submit unless
you can complete the publication
process.  See website for more details.

Submit online:
http://www.whiteashmag.com/submissions.html

Call for submissions: Silver Apples Magazine

7 March 2014

Silver Apples Magazine
Currently accepting submissions for
inaugural issue on the theme of
“Modern Mythologies” in poetry,
one act plays, etc.  See website for
current calls for submissions before
submitting.  Current deadline is:
March 31st, 2014.

New ezine with no need for previous
publication history to submit.  See
website for more details on theme.
Submit original, previously unpublished
works.  Will consider works only
published on your personal blog if
you disclose that in your submission.
Accepts submissions in all genres.
Email submissions and put “Submission”
in the subject line with the type
of submission and the title.  Include
a short bio up to 50 words.  Submit
poems as a .doc, .docx file and in
Times New Roman 12 point font, double
spaced.  Submit up to 5 poems.  Each
muxt be in a separate document with
the file clearly named.  No  payment.
Author retains copyright, but magazine
has right of first publication.

Visit the website: http://silverapplesmag.wordpress.com/

Email submissions:
silverapplesmag@gmail.com

Hark Magazine’s: Call for submissions

7 March 2014

HARK is a magazine of poetry and short fiction.

we are looking for writing that “makes strange”. We want experimentation. We want the liminal – the hint of something just beyond reach. We like to see ordinary things looked at in unusual ways. We’re looking for confidence and innovation with language. Magical realism, the fantastic, or the simply bizarre are just fine with us.

Above all, we want good writing.

Please no genre fiction. That being said, genre fiction is okay if it has
an experimental/liminal edge to it. In other words, if you’re breaking the genre.

If you have any mixed media to go with your work – a video, a piece of music, etc – please let us know.

Unfortunately we can’t pay you at this time. But we’ll be the best advocate for your writing. If your writing is accepted, we’ll link your personal webpage, Twitter, etc, to the post. 

 

POETRY

please send us 3-5 poems, none longer than 50 lines. We like brevity and force
and feeling.

 

FLASH FICTION

please send us up to three pieces of flash/short short fiction. Again, brevity is key. No more than 750 words, but 500 is the sweet spot.

 

SHORT FICTION

please send us one short story. No more than 2,000 words.

 Submissions deadline: March 15, 2014

RESPONSE TIMES & ADDENDA

 We will read your submission carefully and thoughtfully. We will try and get back
to you within a month, and we’ll try to say something about your submission(s) even if you aren’t accepted.

We don’t mind simultaneous submissions. Please just let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. And please only
send one submission at a time.

All works of original fiction and poetry are published with the permission of their authors, with whom all copyright remains. We ask that contributors acknowledge HARK Magazine as the place in which their work was first published if it is later reproduced. All work published may not be reproduced without permission.

Finally, please don’t send us something that has been previously published. We don’t mind if you’ve published it on
your personal blog, though.

 

READY TO SUBMIT?

Send the email to harkeditor [at] outlook [.com] with “SUB” in the title line, its category, and its title
(e.g., SUB poetry “the cat’s pyjamas” / “three poems”, etc). Please send the submission as an attachment rather than in the body of the email
(.docx, .doc and .oft are fine, but no PDFs, please)
Don’t worry too much about formatting.

Please include your name (real or not), and just a line about you if you’d like to. We don’t mind either way, but it will be
nice to know our contributors a little better.

Please don’t list where you’ve been published before.

Visit the website: http://69.195.124.116/~harkmaga/

WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST – LAST CALL! (no fee)

7 March 2014

13th annual free contest. $2,000 in
cash prizes, including a top prize
of $1,000. No fee to enter. Submit
one humor poem online by

April 1, 2014 deadline.

Both published and unpublished work welcome.

All entries that win cash prizes
will be published on WinningWriters.com
(nearly one million page views
per year) and announced in the
Winning Writers Newsletter, with
over 50,000 subscribers. Final
judge: Jendi Reiter.

Sponsored by Winning Writers,
one of the “101 Best Writing
Websites” (Writer’s Digest,
2005-2013). Guidelines and
online submission at
http://www.winningwriters.com/wergle

Follow us on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/winningwriters

Learn Spanish with the Escuela Delengua Micro Fiction Contest

7 March 2014
Learn Spanish with the Micro Fiction Contest 2014
Note: This contest is open for everyone whose age is more than 16 years old, whose mother tongue is not Spanish.
First, choose your language:

EnglishDeutchFrançaisEspañolItaliano

Win one of the 5 free Spanish courses.

The Escuela Delengua’s Micro Fiction Contest is back! Spanish is something that united us and we like to teach Spanish as a foreign language. This is why the theme of this year is learn Spanish).

This contest is open to people that are interested in the Spanish and Hispanic language and culture. Winners will receive a free Spanish class in our school. Come on, take part in our contest! A free Spanish class or a good discount may be for you.

What is a micro fiction?
A micro fiction is a story with a fixed maximum length.

Rules of entry for the 2014 Micro Fiction Contest

  • The micro fiction has to be written in one of the following language: English, Italian, French, German or Spanish. The theme is “learn Spanish” and each micro fiction must start with one of the following sentences (then following by the chosen language:

#learnSpanish

#impararelospagnolo

#apprendreespagnol

#Spanischlernen

#aprenderespañol

  • The maximum length of each story is 100 characters, including spaces.

Example:

#learnSpanish I’m writting a good micro fiction in English to take part in the contest of the Escuela Delengua.

  • There are 2 ways to take part in the contest:

-Write your micro fiction in the contact form, or

-Follow us on Twitter @DelenguaGranada then send us a tweet with your micro fiction (do not forget to start with @DelenguaGranada #aprenderespañol

o @DelenguaGranada #learnSpanish o @DelenguaGranada #impararelospagnolo o

@DelenguaGranada #apprendreespagnol o @DelenguaGranada #Spanischlernen (following by the chosen language).

Dates:

  • 17th of February 2014 – 27th of April 2014: Period of entry for submitting micro fiction using the form below or Twitter
  • 28th of April 2014 – 28th of May 2014: Every visitor of the web page can vote for the best micro fiction.
  • 28th of May 2014: Names of the winners of the 2014 Micro Fiction Contest will be published on the web site.
  • The author of the micro fiction with the most votes, in each language, will receive a 2 weeks Intensive Spanish Course for free. It will be followed by a 2nd prize consisting in a 20% discount on a 2 Weeks Intensive Spanish Course. .

Each participant can send a maximum of 3 micro fictions, in one or more languages, using the subscription form they want, although a same participant cannot receive more than one prize.

Visit the website for complete guidelines: http://www.delengua.es/spanish-courses-spain/free-spanish-courses/learn-Spanish.html

MeeGenius Call for Submissions

7 March 2014

MeeGenius is looking for new authors!

Submit your manuscripts to publish@meegenius.com!

What type of submissions do you accept?

We accept word documents, PDFs, physical books; anything that allows us to see the work as you intended.

Just be sure that the content is original and appropriate for children up to 8 years old.

Author Guidelines: http://www.meegenius.com/faqauthor

No closing date- Open call

Visit the website: http://www.meegenius.com

Contact:

Publish@meegenius.com