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Call for submissions: Lagos Literary and Arts Journal

20 May 2016

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal is always in search of exceptional talents to promote.

If you feel you believe you are a good writer whose voice should be heard all over the world, send us your best short fiction, essay or poem.
If you have taken some extraordinary photographs, and you think you should rank amongst the best, send them to us with your bio.
If you have written a review about a book you have just read, and you want other people to know about the same book, send us the review and we will pass the message along.
If you have met a great artiste (writer, musician , artist) you think is so amazing and is worth promoting, send us your report .
If you have interviewed any of them, all the better, send us the interviews and some pictures, we will do our best

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal publishes all genres of creative writing and media related to creative endeavors – including but not limited to poetry, fiction, essay, memoir , drama; political essays, satire, profiles, book reviews, anything to stimulate public interest in Nigerian art and culture. As much as possible please keep the length of all submissions below 2500 words; and the size of other media (image. video. audio) less than 3MB
You may submit files of following type; doc , rtf, jpg , gif , png,
Submissions are invite from all over the world.
All work to be considered for publishing should be sent to the editor at the following : editor@lagosliteraryjournal.com.

Payment
LLAJ is primarily a promotional publication, aiming to bring to light the work of new talents. We generally only pay an honorarium of $20 ($10 for poetry) for any work used in the print edition.

To obtain a sample copy of the journal (N800), visit our editorial and fulfillment office at:
AM Book and Team Publishing Limited
1 Olanipekun Street, Ososami Road,
Ibadan

Visit the website:  http://www.lagosliteraryjournal.com/content/submissions

Switchback Flash Contest

20 May 2016

Switchback is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. We are a biannual journal because that’s about all we can handle. We generally open submissions for a few months at a time, then catch our breath while we put together the issue. Please read the guidelines below carefully before submitting. On behalf of everyone here at Switchback, thank you for considering us!

General Guidelines OR Things You’ll Want to Know about Us Quickly

1. We only consider previously unpublished works. No exceptions. Thank you.
2. We do not accept submissions via email or postal service. You can submit your work to us through Submittable. If you run into any technical difficulties in uploading your submission, please contact us at submissions@swback.com.
3. We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, we ask that you notify us as soon as humanly possible if your work is accepted elsewhere. If you’re exclusively submitting work to us, we appreciate the thought.
4. If you’re submitting prose, please limit your submission to one story or essay at a time. And make sure your work clocks in at or under 7500 words. We won’t consider any prose pieces over 7500 words. Period. Sorry, but dem’s the breaks.
5. If you’re submitting poetry, please submit to us no more than three poems. We like things in threes: Olympic medals, wishes, Cerberus heads, jazz ensembles. We don’t like things in fours, except when it comes to lists of things in threes.
6. Before submitting, please read some of our back issues to familiarize yourself with the content we choose to publish. It’s all readily available on our Web site, so there’s really no reason not to.

Following these guidelines will allow us to take you and your work more seriously. If you break the rules, we will swiftly and speedily fail to read your work.

How to submit:  http://www.swback.com/call

Now a quick word from our respective genre editors.

FICTION MANIFESTO:

This issue the fiction team anticipates receiving more submissions than ever before; and trust me, there were a lot before. What can you do to make your story stand out? Fancy type won’t do it. Unneccessarily strange structure won’t do it. And length won’t do it either. All you can do is send us something that is so good, we’re sad when we get to the last page. We love to read. We’re excited to read your story. Give us something great.

-Carrie

NONFICTION MANIFESTO:

We want good essays, personal or not. Send us the story of a family through generations or a history of the thimble. Send us whatever true thing you want, and make it pretty. There’s nothing we won’t look at, and no subject we believe unworthy.

– Robert

POETRY MANIFESTO:

We are looking for inventive poetic connections. Send us poems that are artful, intelligent, and inspired by the world around you. We seek work which embodies a broad view, even while exploring the minutia of everyday life. We encourage poems with an eye on social justice themes (but save us from reading rants, please). Send us informed pieces that use form and structure as essential scaffolding of your poetry, whether that is in a form, prose, or using white space. We love complexity balanced with simple poetic moments. Switchback accepts pieces from well-read writers, attentive to not only the American poetry lineage, but poetry’s global roots as well. Please remember, three poems at a time.

– Virginia

LITERARY REVIEWS MANIFESTO:

Switchback regularly publishes reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on our Web site. As a rule, we generally prefer to read reviews of lesser known works, of books you’re less likely to come across in the New York Times Book Review or Publishers Weekly, but we’re open to all good writing. Reviews should fall somewhere between 500 and 2000 words. Please state in your cover letter what genre your review falls under, so we may pass it along to the correct genre editor. Publicists interested in sending us catalogue listings or review galleys of forthcoming titles should send a query to editor@swback.com.

ART MANIFESTO:

Switchback features artwork in a number of different contexts. If possible, please include a statement with your submission indication how you envision your art being featured in Switchback.

1. As “cover” art, used as the background art for our issue.
2. Single pieces, to be displayed alongside an individual work of writing.
3. As part of a “featured artist” feature. To be considered as one of Switchback‘s featured artists, we ask that you submit a series of at least five pieces, along with an artist’s statement about the work.

Questions? Just email editor@swback.com.

Switchback at SubmittableOnce again, Switchback no longer accepts email or hard copy submissions. SUBMIT TO SWITCHBACK USING SUBMITTABLE. If you experience any technical difficulties uploading your submission, please contact us at: submissions@swback.com.

 

May 2016 Poetry Super Highway’s Worldwide Open Reading

14 May 2016

May 2016 Worldwide Open Reading

Sunday, May 15, 2016 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific) – Today!

Join Poetry Super Highway’s monthly online open poetry reading. Tune in to listen to poets from all over the world read their poetry. Better yet, plan on calling in to read a poem live on the air. No content or style restrictions. Use it as an opportunity to promote your new poetry book or project and let us know what’s happening in your local poetry world! Hosted by Poetry Super Highway’s Rick Lupert.

Visit Rick’s Blog Talk Radio Page, Sunday, May 15, 2016, PST

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/psh/2016/05/15/may-2016-worldwide-open-poetry-reading

 

 

Just Add Words – Video Description Contest

28 April 2016

There is no entry fee and there are cash prizes

($2,000/$1,000/$500) for first, second, and third place. 

This is the third year we have done this contest,

which is called Just Add Words

It is not a traditional writing contest,

as the entries are video description

(also known as audio description)

for a short film we have picked.

The contest runs the entire month of May 2016!

and is open to U.S. residents 18 or older.

Here is the website: http://videodescriptioncontest.com/

 

Last Call for Submissions: Poetry Super Highway Holocaust Remembrance Day

28 April 2016

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

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is next Thursday, May 5th, 2016. We’re looking for submissions of poetry written in response to the Holocaust for our 18th annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) issue.

  • Submission deadline is this Friday, April 29th (6:00 pm pacific) to be considered for this special issue.
  • Send no more than 3 poems in the body of an email (No Attachments)
  • Include a short bio which includes what city you live in.
  • Poems submitted to or published in previous PSH Holocaust Remembrance Day issues (regardless of whether we publishd them) are not eligible for re-submission.
  • The subject of your email should be “Holocaust Poetry Submission
  • E-mail your submission to potw@poetrysuperhighway.com (please note you will receive an automatic response indicating your work has been received for “weekly Poet of the Week consideration”…as long as you specify in the email subject that this is for the special Holocaust Remembrance Day issue, we will understand to consider it for this special issue.)
  • Please note, because of the extremely tight turnaround for this annual issue, and the huge amount of work that goes into putting it together, we cannot accept any submissions that deviate from these guidelines.

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Publishers/Agents

24 April 2016

JOLLY FISH PRESS
http://www.jollyfishpress.com/about-us.html
We are Jolly Fish Press, a publishing house based in Provo, Utah, which publishes trade fiction and select non-fiction books in the national and international market. We excel in exceptional cover design, worldwide online and brick-and-mortar distribution, expansive publicity and marketing campaigns, subsidiary rights representation, and most of all, our drive and ability to find exceptional, yet undiscovered authors, jumpstarting their careers with maximum exposure, sales, mentoring, and higher than industry average royalty rates.

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SEVENTH STREET BOOKS
http://www.seventhstreetbooks.com/submissions.html
Seventh Street Books publishes only mystery and thriller fiction. We are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction.

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CAROLYN JENKS
http://www.carolynjenksagency.com/
Carolyn Jenks brings a professional background in publishing, theatre and film to her work as an agent. She combines those disciplines and her love of literature with the art of agenting. The home office is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the agency continues to introduce new writers of all genres.

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RIPPLE GROVE PRESS
http://www.ripplegrovepress.com/submissions/
We are looking for picture driven stories for children ages 2-6. Please do not send early readers, middle grade, or YA manuscripts. No religious or holiday themed stories. Please do not submit your story with page breaks or illustration notes. Do not submit a story with doodles or personal photographs. Do not send your idea for a story, send your story in manuscript form. We are not looking for: Lullaby stories or stories about how much I love you. Or my younger brother annoys me. Or there’s a new baby in the house. Or there’s a monster under my bed. Or I want to turn my sister into a monster. Or you’re the star in my heaven. We want something fresh and original.

Good Reads by Award Winning Poet, Author – LB Sedlacek

11 April 2016

THE POET’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 4: ACTIVE DUTY
The fourth ebook in the popular series
just for poets continues with “Active Duty!”
Are you a poet?  Is it tough surviving
life as a poet?  Do people still look
at you funny when you say you are one?
Do they want you to write toasts for their
weddings or love poems?  What does it
mean to be a poet?  In this offering,
you will learn that “Yes, You Are a Poet!”
Plus more on being a performance artist,
persistence, how to refresh your poetic
skills, and use poetry to help others.
Plus there’s the bonus of more
Secret Poetry Weapons – skills to keep
your life upas a poet (no matter what
you may or may not do for a living!)
Order your ebook today (Kindle):
“The Poet’s Survival Guide 4:  Active Duty”
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011VCXN40

From Chapter 5:  Persistence:  
“Is it hard to be a poet?  Oh yes!  
How many people look at you funny
(that aren’t writers or poets themselves)
when you say you are one?  Besides the
fact, you won’t find many readers of it
anyway they will wonder just what it is
you do and then the next inevitable
question will be do you make a living
with it.  You have to live, breathe, eat,
sleep poetry to be a poet.  If you
don’t know what that means, are you
living up to your true poetical nature?

THE POET’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 1
“How to Write and Make $ With Your Poetry”
17 chapters for new or established poets trying
to earn and make a living with poetry.  

THE POET’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 2
“In The Trenches”
Features more of what you should know and do to
make a living or a part-time living writing poetry.  
11 chapters on how and where to sell your poems.
Includes PR tools.

THE POET’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 3
“Back to Boot Camp”
The Poet’s Survival Guide series is back with a part 3, a new
offering for 2012.  In this guide for poets, get back to the basics
to sustain your life as a poet.  Improve your odds.  Create your
best poems.  Figure out which way to go:  electronic or paper.  
Branch out and get your poetry fix while creating and maintaining
new and tried and true ways to continue your career as a poet.

TO ORDER:

The Poet’s Survival Guide 1 – Book
http://tinyurl.com/2aelqah

The Poet’s Survival Guide 1 – E-book
http://tinyurl.com/asfoon

The Poet’s Survival Guide 1 – Kindle
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The Poet’s Survival Guide 2 – E-book
http://tinyurl.com/2b4hrkj

The Poet’s Survival Guide 2 – Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZQRP5S

The Poet’s Survival Guide 3 – E-book
http://tinyurl.com/d4nspre

The Poet’s Survival Guide 3 – Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0ZCD3I

The Poet’s Survival Guide 4 – Kindle
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011VCXN40

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NEW BOOK PUBLISHED:
“The EP Hunting Club: Book One The Poem Code”
by LB Sedlacek
E.P. Huntington is just a maintenance guy
for the GBT (Great Big Thing) and the other
telescopes and labs at the National Radio
Astronomy Observatory. An artist, a poet,
and a novice astronomer, Janise Birch was
all that until she disappeared. She left
something behind. Does her last poem, her
most ingenious work contain an important
message for us all? Her cousin, Darius,
his best friend, E.P., and her Astronomy
Professor are about to find out.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016HAKXKS

NEW MEMOIR NOW AVAILABLE:
People don’t drive cars through buildings –
that’s what I used to laugh and say when I
would see it on TV or in the movies. A few
days before, I had seen a movie, a comedy,
where a car drove through a building and
I had said that never happens – people
don’t drive through buildings. But then,
then it happened to me. I wasn’t in the
car. I was in the building. This is my
story … “Life after Wreck” a memoir
by LB Sedlacek available on Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B5E9Q1S

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“District of Confusion (The
Washington, DC poems)” by
LB Sedlacek

Poems written April 2012 and
they are one poet’s return to
Washington, D.C. They were written
on this particular trip back to
visit Washington, D.C. where I
lived for many years.  Poems include
“True Story:  Outside Ford’s Theatre,”
“Cups for Money, Cups for Food,”
“The Former Court of Neptune,”
“Red Brick and Cobblestone,” and
“Union Station Poem (Washington, DC).”

To order:
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Also by LB Sedlacek, now on Kindle:
“The Cat and the Carroll A. Deering
and Other North Carolina Poems”
http://tinyurl.com/az46d6z

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SUBMISSIONS WANTED:
Currently accepting poetry reviews submissions of poetry
book or chapbooks.  
Guidelines
http://www.thepoetrymarket.com
click on ABOUT) or email for guidelines.

Confrontation is open to submissions from any writer.

11 April 2016

How to send your work:

U.S.-based writers: Along with your manuscript of previously unpublished work, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with standard letter-rate 1st-class postage so that we can reply to your submission. If you want us to return your manuscript along with our reply, be sure to include enough postage on your SASE to allow us to do so. If your work is a simultaneous submission, please let us know in your cover letter.

International writers: E-mail submissions (confrontationmag@gmail.com) are accepted only from writers living outside the U.S. Please do not include prose and poetry submissions in the same e-mail. Please do include your postal mailing address with your submission. E-mail submissions from U.S. writers will be deleted.

If your work under simultaneous submission is accepted elsewhere, please inform us as soon as possible: confrontationmag@gmail.com. In addition to the title of the work, be sure to specify whether it’s poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, and whether it was sent via regular mail or e-mail.

We usually respond to submissions within three to four months; we are quite a small staff, so we appreciate in advance your patience if we stray beyond this window. Reading period for all submissions: August 16 – April 15. Unless specifically commissioned or solicited, all manuscripts and e-mail submissions received during the non-reading period will be returned unread.

Please note: we do not respond to queries.

For all submissions, please be sure not to put two spaces after a period.

Mail your submissions to:

Confrontation Magazine
English Department
LIU Post

Brookville, NY 11548

 

Stories

We judge on quality of writing and thought or imagination, so we will accept genre fiction. However, it must have literary merit or it must transcend or challenge genre.

Send complete manuscript.

Length: Up to 7,200 words, one piece per submission; six pieces per submission for flash fiction (up to 500 words per piece).

Payment: $175-$250; more for commissioned work.

 

Poetry

Length of a poem should be kept to two pages.

Send up to six poems per submission.

Payment: $75-$100; more for commissioned work.

 

Nonfiction

We publish personal as well as cultural, political and other kinds of essays, and (self-contained) sections of memoirs.

Send complete manuscript.

Length: 1,500-5,000 words, one piece per submission.

Payment: $100-$150; more for commissioned work.

Visit the website:  http://confrontationmagazine.org/submit/

Yellow Chair Review – call for submissions

11 April 2016

Yellow Chair Review is a literary journal accepting submissions of poetry, prose and art.  Issues release quarterly.   We seek to act as a safe space for both readers and writers from marginalized groups. We are particularly interested to see submissions from POC and the LGBTQ community.

These same standards and practices extend into our Press.

Submission Guidelines:

WE ARE NOW USING SUBMITTABLE.  PLEASE NO MORE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS. (LINK BELOW)

Please see our publication schedule for details on what we’re looking for.

Deadlines:  Submittable will always have our current deadlines posted. 

Written Work:

  • Include a brief (50 words or so) 3rd person Bio.  Include a link to your website!
  • Please do not send a long explanation of your work.  Let your work speak for itself.
  • Poetry – 5 poems maximum and no longer than 10 pages
  • Send all work in ONE FILE.  Do not send multiple submissions in the same category or multiple files.
  • Prose – Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction only.  1000 words or less and up to 2 pieces
  • We will also consider Found Poems, Ekphrasis Poems (so long as you have permission to include the art with it) and Erasure Poems.
  • No previously published work.
  • Simultaneous Submissions accepted.  Please notify ASAP if your work is accepted elsewhere
  • If submitting to an Issue expect a response within 48 hours.

Art:

  • Please submit your stick figures, paintings, illustrations, drawings, digital media, photography, or anything not listed here that could be considered art.
  • You may submit up to 5 pieces.
  • Submit a bio and the medium the work is in.
  • Artwork should be high-resolution digital copies.
  • Images of your artwork must be attached in jpeg, png, or tiff format.
  • All submitted artwork will automatically be considered for the cover art of that issue.
  • If submitting to an Issue expect a response within 48 hours.

By submitting the writer/artist acknowledges:

  • Work must be final and checked for grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Minor grammatical and spelling edits may be needed.  If they are you will be notified.
  • Yellow Chair is currently a non-paying market.
  • Publication is currently online only via issuu.com or wordpress.com.  Your work may also appear as a feature on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • Yellow Chair requires first North American serial publishing rights, after publication all rights revert back to author.  All accepted work will remain archived online.
  • Accepted work may appear in an annual print anthology.  If your work is chosen for this anthology you’ll be notified.  We cannot provide contributor copies at this time but hope to change that in the future.
  • Yellow Chair asks that any reprints give first publication credit.

Visit website for submission details:  http://www.yellowchairreview.com/#!ycr-submission-guidelines/c1lzv

Call for Submissions: The Write Idea “A Day in the Life of …(You). ” Poem Title Prompt

28 March 2016

“… Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Morning, Afternoon, and Night.

Two lines for each word above, and a couplet of advice.

Tell us in a sonnet how you live your life ...”

 

Write a Sonnet, It doesn’t have to rhyme, or not.

Write two lines for each word-time of the prompt.

The last two lines are your words of advice.

Tell us in a Sonnet, 14 lines, how you lead your life.

Entitle the poem “A Day in the Life of ..(You)”.

Winners will be published in LONE STARS.

 

USMail on paper, or, in the body of an email.

The way you want to see it in print.

No files or attachments.

One entry per submission.

Single spaced.

 

Milo Rosebud, Ed. & Pub.

LONE STARS

4219 Flinthill Street

San Antonio, TEXAS 78230-1619

 

Any questions, contact: lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com

 

A Touch of Love: From my mind, to my lips, from the heart

                                                                by Terry Lee Salute 2010

 

LONE STARS 25+ years publishing Poetry

ARCH AND BRUCE BROWN FOUNDATION PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

23 March 2016

ARCH AND BRUCE BROWN FOUNDATION PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

NO ENTRY FEE

Deadline May 31, 2016

Only full-length works (dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) will be considered. One entry per author, please. Scripts must be original and in English. All must concern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer life and be based on or directly inspired by a historical person, culture, work of art, or event.

First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500. Prizewinners will be announced before the end of the year.

Visit the website: http://aabbfoundation.org/comp-guidelines

 

Call for poetry submissions: Dine and Rhyme

13 March 2016

CONTRIBUTE

this is to anyone who would like to contribute poetry to dineANDrhyme associated with a restaurant located anywhere in this small world. submissions will require restaurant information, a picture of any meal from selected restaurant, and a poem that highlights the menu, taste of food, information about the restaurant, and/or any relevant information that will show off selected restaurant in a way that dineANDrhyme has always strived to do.

I AM NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS. SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO DINEANDRHYME@GMAIL.COM

again, please include:

  • name and location of restaurant
  • picture of any meal from restaurant
  • poem that shows off selected restaurant in a way dineANDrhyme has always done
  • your name AND e-mail are required. a short bio and including any personal website, social network handle (Twitter, Instagram) are optional but preferred

IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA THE E-MAIL YOU PROVIDED.

Contribute your poetry: http://dineandrhymeblog.com/contribute/

Visit the blog website: http://dineandrhymeblog.com/

ABOUT ME

Donna Chlimon

DONNA CHLIMON

to put it simply,

I created the blog dineANDrhyme to combine the two things in my small world I absolutely love: food and poetry. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and that is where most of the restaurants I have the pleasure of trying are located. I hope that with my writing you will not only enjoy the poetry but that you will be hungry while reading it.

yours,

Donna Chlimon

Filigree anthology: call for submissions

13 March 2016

http://peepaltreepress.com/

The Inscribe imprint of Peepal Tree Press, one of the UK’s largest publishers of Black and Asian British writing, is seeking submissions of original poetry for an upcoming anthology titled, ‘Filigree’.

‘Filigree’ typically refers to the finer elements of craftwork – the parts that are subtle; our ‘Filigree’ anthology seeks work that plays with the possibilities that the word suggests, work that is delicate, that counters the heavy handed representation of colour in the media, work that responds to the idea of edging, a comment on the daily marginalisation of the darker voice. But as Inscribe enjoys pushing boundaries, we are open to poets turning the word, the image, upside down to present us with a Filigree poem that we wouldn’t expect!

Poems for ‘Filigree’ must be previously unpublished. The anthology will include work from established Black British poets residing inside and outside the UK, Black poets who have made Britain their home, as well as exciting new and emerging poets around the country who have never published a poem before who respond in compelling ways to the idea of ‘Filigree’.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, 30 April 2016.

Further information can be found at:

https://peepaltreepress.submittable.com/submit/47692

Last call! LEA RYAN’S FUND FOR EMERGING WOMEN WRITERS

9 January 2016

LEA RYAN’S FUND FOR EMERGING WOMEN WRITERS

NO ENTRY FEE.

Deadline January 11, 2016 at 5pm, EST.
All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights

(as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights)

are eligible to apply for the FEWW Prize.

Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply,

but the play must be written in English.

Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure.

One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations,

and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness.

The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.

The 2016 winner will be presented her award as part of the 2016 Lily Awards,

which honors the work of women in American theater.

The winner will also receive a cash award of $2,500

as well as a staged reading of her play hosted by FEWW

at a theater in New York City. In addition, a stipend of up to $700

for travel and accommodation may be provided by FEWW if necessary.

Visit the website: http://www.leahryansfeww.com/apply.html

Calls for submissions: NEON LITERARY MAGAZINE

9 January 2016

HOW TO SEND WORK FOR PUBLICATION

Before sending your work for possible publication… please read the magazine! Doing so is the only way to understand what I want to publish, and doesn’t cost much. In fact, digital issues are free and print issues cost less than a sandwich and a coffee. By subscribing, purchasing a sample copy, or making a donation you’ll be helping to keep the magazine alive, and allowing me to pay the authors I publish.

You can find a wealth of good reasons to subscribe to Neon in this article. I hope that you’ll consider doing so; if just one in ten people who submitted work also subscribed to the magazine, Neon would never be short of funds. If you do support the magazine with a purchase, subscription or donation, please mention this in your cover letter. As a thankyou for your support, I’ll try and provide some personal feedback on your submission.

 

1. What I’m Looking For

There is no set word limit, but please send enough work to cover approximately three pages of the magazine. This could be one story, a couple of flash fictions, or several poems. I prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative. I am open to reading anything, however, and am often surprised by pieces that don’t fall into these categories.

Images, comics and graphic poems are also welcome, as are self-contained extracts. If you have any doubts about whether something is suitable, please send it anyway and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

2. Terms

Reprints and simultaneous submissions are okay, but please let me know if a piece is published elsewhere. On acceptance Neon takes one-time non-exclusive rights to your work, as well as the right to archive it. Accepted authors receive one contributor copy, as well as a royalty derived from sales, subscriptions and donations – usually about £8.

 

3. How To Submit

Include a covering letter and a 50-word biography in the body of the email. The subject line should include the word “Submission”. The editor is Krishan Coupland. Send work by email to subs@neonmagazine.co.uk. Paste work into the body of the email if possible.

Please add Neon to your “Safe Senders” list, and query if you have received no response after two months. You may also wish to follow Neon on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, or join the mailing list, to be kept informed of any submissions-related news.

If you are new to sending your work out for publication, you might find this guide useful.

 

4. Feedback

If you are a current subscriber to the magazine, or if you have recently made a donation orpurchased a sample copy, please mention this in your covering letter. I’ll try and give some personalised feedback in my response. All submissions are given equal consideration, regardless of whether or not the author supports the magazine.

Visit the website: http://neonmagazine.co.uk/

The 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12.

9 January 2016

The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004.

The 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12.

Essays must be under 500 words.

There are three essay topics to choose from:

Target 1. Saturn’s rings and three moons: Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas

Target 2. Jupiter, as seen from a billion miles away

Target 3. Saturn’s moon, Tethys, passing behind Rhea (27-frame movie)

Students choose one of these topics and write an essay about why they think this image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft. What questions do they hope will be answered by taking this picture?

The essay contest meets U.S. National Science and Language Arts Standards.

For contest rules, videos about each essay topic, a downloadable contest flyer, frequently asked questions, and more information, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/1lPEmxn 

The contest deadline is Friday, February 26, 2016.

All essays must be submitted by the student’s teacher (or parent, if homeschooled). If the essay contest is used as a class assignment, please send the top 3 essays from each class, along with a list of other students who wrote essays for the contest.

All students who write essays will receive a certificate of participation. U.S. winners and their classes will be invited to participate in a teleconference with Cassini scientists. U.S. and international winning essays will be posted on the Cassini website.

For questions about the contest or to sign up for the contest’s email distribution list, contact scientistforaday@jpl.nasa.gov Good luck!

Visit the website: http://go.nasa.gov/1lPEmxn

 

Many voices book project

9 January 2016
Awards: 100 dollar prize to finalists and the 20 Winners are also published in the final book. 
The authors collectively recieve 25% of royalties from book proceeds.
(Note:50% of proceeds goes to Charities)
Entry Fee:  Free
Deadlines: First round dead line is April 1st 2016  Last round deadline is Nov. 18 2018
Click the following link to see full list of Deadlines: https://onestoryroad.com/many_voices_rules_and_guidelines
Website URL: https://onestoryroad.com
Contace Email: Caleb@onestoryroad.com

Enter to win a Prize Package from Writer’s Digest, BookBaby, and Edit911

7 May 2015

Everything you need to release your inner book!

The complete prize package includes:

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  • 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference Pass ($449 value)
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  • 100 Printed Books ($649 value)
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Giveaway ends June 15, 2015.

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Announcing the Rothstein Diversity Prize: an Essay Contest for Teachers on Diversity in the Classroom

7 May 2015

The Rothstein Diversity Prize is open to teachers of any grade, from private or public school, child care through four-year universities. Retired teachers are also eligible to enter. Entries may be on any subject related to diversity, but winning essays will be grounded in storytelling that brings the topic and the people involved to life.

The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM on June 1, 2015.

The Prize has no entry fee.

The winner will receive $300 and a copy of Irving Rothstein’s memoir It Couldn’t Have Been the Pay. 

Three runners-up will receive a copy of Rothstein’s memoir.

Essays by the winner and four runners-up will be featured on the Rocín website along with other selected submissions. Meaningful excerpts that share poignant ideas or perspectives on teaching and diversity may be showcased on social media.

Essays have no requirements for length or form. The essay’s content is most important.

Excerpts from all submissions may be featured on Rocín social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.

Entries must be submitted through the form at the bottom of this page, and must include a bio that includes a brief overview of their teaching career.

Winners will be announced on June 6, 2015 at Irving Rothstein’s book launch celebration in San Francisco. Winners do not need to attend, but selected excerpts will be read at the event.

Questions about the Prize can be directed to:
Alex Russell at:  alex@rocinpublishing.com

Visit the website for details: 

http://www.rocinpublishing.com/rothsteinprize/

FREE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

23 April 2015

WritingCareer.com is a free online resource to find

paying markets for your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Updated daily, we report on current needs of editors

and publishers who are open for submissions,

pay competitive rates, and do not charge reading fees.

Visit the website:

http://www.writingcareer.com

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS: Crooked Lane Books Publisher

23 April 2015

Crooked Lane Books is a publisher of original mystery and crime fiction. We are looking for talented writers who are interested in writing to our specifications. These writers will receive a”bible,” outline or other “concept piece” that will lay out the settings, characters and sample plot kernels so that manuscripts can be written within our guidelines. This is the equivalent of writing for an existing series where characters and setting have been established and writers are fulfilling story ideas and turning them into finished manuscripts.

We are a legitimate publisher and we will pay fees to writers who we work with; the possibility for multiple writing contracts for the proficient writer is a possibility. These will be “work for hire” agreements and will pay flat fees.

We are interested in seeing a note from writers interested in working with us; this note should include any works published and/or a sample of mystery or crime writing.

Inquiries should be addressed to : inquiries@crookedlanebooks.com

Visit http://www.crookedlanebooks.com for more information.

[The Poetry Market Ezine] may issue poetry news wanted‏

23 April 2015

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Email news items to:  thepoetrymarket@yahoo.com

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Submissions wanted:  Currently accepting poetry reviews submissions of poetry book or chapbooks.
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“District of Confusion (The
Washington, DC poems)” by
LB Sedlacek

Poems written April 2012 and
they are one poet’s return to
Washington, D.C. They were written
on this particular trip back to
visit Washington, D.C. where I
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Palaver Journal call for submissions

23 April 2015
Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program.
Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline.
We accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia.
Visit us at palaverjournal.com to peruse our past issues and to submit your work!
Email us at admin@palaverjournal.com with any questions.
Please make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
We look forward to reading your work!
Visit the website for details: http://palaverjournal.com/submit-to-palaver/

Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

14 March 2015

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you.

Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice.

It works like this:

You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle.

The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive.

Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

Here’s what we need from you:

  • An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email.
  • In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please)
  • A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

  • Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in a quiet space, skip it. We want this to be of major value to the winner.Serious submissions only please.
  • If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try it out before submitting, please do! You’re welcome to do the FREE WEEK. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here.
  • The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, article etc. We’ll read it all.
  • By “new writers” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For fiction writers, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. Key words here are new/aspiring/struggling.
  • DEADLINE to enter is April 15th, 2015. No submissions accepted past midnight PST.
  • You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free membership and is non-transferrable.
  • If you have any questions, please comment here, email the fellowship gmail address listed above or ask us on Twitter:@theOffice_LA. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you with the fellowship so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.
  • Winner will be announced and notified by April 30thThis fellowship is an opportunity to take your craft and your career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to GET IT DONE, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

*theOffice is closed to ALL members Mondays 6PM-11PM, Saturdays 8AM-10AM, Sundays 8AM-10:30AM due to outside rentals. Otherwise, the space is yours.

Visit the website:

http://theofficeonlineblog.com/2015/03/02/call-for-submissions-2015-fellowship-to-theoffice/

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest – Last Call (no fee)‏

7 March 2015

Enter Our Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Our 14th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1, 2015. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer. We’ll award $2,000 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website.

This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may be of any length. Click to submit online.

After screening last year’s 4,484 entries, Lauren has advice for this year’s contestants:

Parodies based on Poe, “The Night Before Christmas”, Yeats, and Frost: If you are going to have a “With Apologies To…” poem, it needs to be clever enough to back up the fact that it is based on a famous original. So many of these poets jumped ship somewhere in the middle and did not utilize any clever parodying qualities, and merely wrote poems that were completely separate from the originals. Just stealing the voice of a dead poet does not a good poem make!

Poems that I found particularly arduous to read: Poems about pooping, farting, vomiting, getting fat, having saggy boobs, tricking your husband so that he would stay with you, tricking your wife so that she would leave you, wrinkles, chocolate addiction, unoriginal limericks that began “There once was a man from Nantucket” that ended with “f*** it!”, poems that invented their own language without a glossary and just translated as wan gibberish.

Poems that were offensive: Ones that embraced a pro-rape culture (there were more of these than you might think, and it was quite disheartening); poems that described women as objects; poems that led the reader to believe they were about women and then turned into poems about an object (odes to a car, boat, La-Z-Boy, golf club, burger, guitar, etc.); homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, racist poems, of which there were many; poems that mock a lifestyle in attempts to undermine it (making light of stay-at-home moms/dads, that sort of thing); poems that made light of mental illness, addiction, and recovery, in an offensive way as opposed to a self-deprecatingly humorous way.

“I’m getting so old” poems: These were by far the highest number of poems submitted in 2014. These have the ability to be funny, but more often than not there is SO much overlap. “I used to be so attractive, thin, energetic. Now I’m fat, wrinkly, and don’t have sex. I can’t bend over anymore, I can’t sit up without grunting, I can’t eat fried foods, I can’t enjoy life because I’m over 60.” These become tiring and disheartening after a while. There were a few that embraced an original voice and those made the cut, but the vast majority of poems about aging were nearly indistinguishable from each other.

Feeling squirrelly: There were well over a hundred poems solely about squirrels. This is merely a side note, as some of them were quite funny, but out of sheer curiosity, what the hell was it about squirrels this year? What is this obsession? Why are squirrels so dang poetic? Any squirrel poems that ended in a pun about nuts generally didn’t make the cut.

All the Wergle Flomp winning poems and judges’ comments going back to 2002 are available for reading in our website archives.

Submit your 2015 entry now at:
http://www.winningwriters.com/wergle

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