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A Smart, Catholic Take on Faith and Culture
Deadline February 17, 2017
NO ENTRY FEE
America Media is seeking submissions from young writers for this year’s Generation Faith Essay Contest. We want to hear from high school and college students interested in reflecting on the joys and challenges that come with living out (or struggling with) one’s faith in the midst of real life. All entries should be true personal essays, between 800 and 1,200 words. The essays should feature strong narratives and real-life examples from the writer’s experience as a young person in the church today. Writers should think creatively and broadly about their faith experience. The winning entry will be awarded $1,000 and will be published in America. Additional entries may be chosen for publication in America. The judging panel will consist of the editors of America and The Jesuit Post.
NO ENTRY FEE.
Plays MAY HAVE BEEN developed or produced elsewhere, BUT NEVER PRODUCED in New York City. There is no limit to submissions. Subject matter and character variations are open. There is no submission fee. It usually takes up to six months for us to read and process your script. Plays from overseas and throughout the United States are accepted and considered. BUT special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York. No deadline. Year-round submissions accepted. Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage.
Visit the website: http://urbanstages.org/submissions/
Read the guidelines and conditions below.
The closing date for submissions is June 30, 2016
Payment of the submission fee denotes that you agree to the Guidelines and Conditions below and agree for your work, should it be selected, to be published in THE POETIC BOND VI (2016)
1 All poems submitted, for which the submission fee has been paid, will be considered for inclusion in an anthology to be named THE POETIC BOND VI (2016)
2 All poems must be the authors own work
3 Unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted
4 Authors are responsible for informing Willowdown Books of any licenses or conditions they may have assigned to third parties; any dispute that may arise is solely a matter for the author and the owner and the third party.
5 Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to agree to the copyright notice below (14)
6 Poems can be any length; however, due to practical constraints up to 120 lines of any one work will be included in the publication. Longer poems should give a web link to the full piece
7 Poems can be on any subject, have any form or style
8 Poems will be read by an anonymous panel and those selected will appear in the anthology
9 Based on the emergent themes within the selection the editor will arrange the poems into chapters in an anthology
10 The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poem (s) for the anthology are final and no correspondence will be entered into save for notification of whether the work is to be included in the anthology
11 Poets submitting work can CHOOSE to receive feedback on their work; this feedback is in the form of the REPORTS that the readers send to the editor. These reports are NOT professional critiques tailored to the poet; THEY ARE the professional opinions of the readers and their purpose is to help the editor in their selection of poems to be included in the anthology. Only poets who REQUEST feedback will receive it.
12 Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times
13 Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after September 2016
14 Copyright Notice
Should my poem(s) be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Willowdown Books permission to publish my poem(s) within the anthology known as THE POETIC BOND VI (2016), in any media, and to use my name and poem in any marketing or promotional activity which pertains to the marketing and promotion of said anthology. Willowdown Books agree that they cannot print or use any other media to publish any poem from the anthology individually, except with the express permission of the author.
The following, or equivalent, will appear in the anthology;
Willowdown Books asserts its copyright of this book as an anthology, by which is meant the collection of poems. Willowdown Books asserts no copyright over any of the individual poems. Copyright is asserted (by both Willowdown Books and the individual authors) under the Copyright Laws of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America and all the countries of the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Television, Public Reading, Translation into foreign language, any Internet or related media is strictly reserved (by the author, or WillowdownBooks as detailed above)
How to Submit, visit the website: http://www.thepoeticbond.com/2016submissiondetail.htm
(A Global Journal Devoted to Poets & Poetry)
The new issue of Phenomenal Literature is released and you can find its details on its website www.phenomenalliterature.com. Now we are looking for anything on poets and poetry for the next issue of VerbalArt: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets and Poetry. The submission guidelines can be found at http://verbalart.in/submission.php. The last date of submission is 31 July 2016 and the next issue will come out by 30 Sep 2016.
Looking forward to your submission(s)!
Please read the submission guidelines carefully to get your submission approved:-
VerbalArt welcomes unsolicited submissions of poems and anything about poets and poetry. We also publish critical/research articles, translation, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, essays, travelogues and creative writings pertaining to poems, poets and poetry. We consider both unpublished and previously published works.
We read submissions round the year. Reviewed and accepted manuscripts are published in the latest issue of the journal. Therefore, you are requested to wait until you receive our decision on the status of your previous submission. The response time can vary according to the number of submissions we receive. Remember, poems submitted for the journal, VerbalArt can also be considered for its sister journal, Phenomenal Literature: A Journal Devoted to Language & Literature.
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/by established poet only. It should be of no more than 3000 words.
Interviews: You can send your interview with a celebrated poet and should not be of more than 3000 words. The interview should be informative and inspiring.
Book Reviews: Please read carefully our review policy:-
1. Please send your review for consideration as a Microsoft Word document email@example.com
2. If you are interested in reviewing books for VerbalArt please send a mail to Review Editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. If you want us to review your book please send a hard copy of it on the following postal address:-
Dr Chandra Shekhar Dubey
A-114/5, PARYAVARAN COMPLEX ,
NEW DELHI- 110030
Mb No. 09868164405
4. Any queries pertaining to the book reviews should be sent directly to Review Editor, Dr Chandra Shekhar Dubey at email@example.com
5. Please note, we can’t guarantee all books sent to VerbalArt will be reviewed and all reviews submitted will be published. The quality will be given preference.
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 3000 words.
3. Every critical/research/academic article if accepted for publication should be accompanied by submission fee. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (except book review). 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 of your submission.
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/plagiarism.
Every Indian contributor will get a free print copy and foreign contributor will get a free ecopy of the journal in which issue his submitted piece is published. Even foreign contributor can get a free print copy of the journal if he/she bears the shipping charge. This is indispensably required as we don’t want to take a risk of another literary journal getting ceased its publication after few issues because the cost of shipping the journal to overseas is more than its printing price.
Visit the website: http://verbalart.in/submission.php
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 : email@example.com.
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,
Visit the website: http://www.lagosliteraryjournal.com/content/submissions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once 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: email@example.com.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
JOLLY FISH PRESS
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.
SEVENTH STREET BOOKS
Seventh Street Books publishes only mystery and thriller fiction. We are not currently looking for short story collections, anthologies, novellas, or nonfiction.
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.
RIPPLE GROVE PRESS
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.
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 (email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Brookville, NY 11548
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.
Length of a poem should be kept to two pages.
Send up to six poems per submission.
Payment: $75-$100; more for commissioned work.
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 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
“… 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.
Milo Rosebud, Ed. & Pub.
4219 Flinthill Street
San Antonio, TEXAS 78230-1619
Any questions, contact: email@example.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
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
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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/