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Last call! New Millennium Writings Literary Awards

22 July 2016

New Millennium Writings’ 42nd Literary Competition

Poetry

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

~$4,000 in Awards~

Award Winner in each category receives $1,000 plus publication.

Every submitter receives a free copy of the anthology.

$20 per submission

July 31, 2016 deadline

Visit the website for details: www.newmillenniumwritings.org

Contact: Alexis Williams Carr, Editor, hello@newmillenniumwritings.org

Last call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2016

19 July 2016

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s 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 totaling $1275.00. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme; fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: August 17, 2016

All contest winners will be announced on October 9, 2016

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 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

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2016

13 June 2016

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s 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 totaling $1275.00. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme; fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: August 17, 2016

All contest winners will be announced on October 9, 2016

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:

$5 per poem, $10 per story

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

Our 2016 Full-Length Contests for Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are now open!

8 June 2016

The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in PoetryFiction, and Nonfiction. Send us your full-length manuscripts of poetry (50-80 pages), fiction (200-300 pages), and nonfiction (200-300 pages)! Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2016. To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. Please note that, at this time, Autumn House accepts unsolicited manuscripts only through these contests. Entry fee: $30 per manuscript.

Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with previous Autumn House publications before submitting. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important writers of their generation. Many of our past winners have been first-book authors. We encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit; it is our goal at Autumn House to develop a rich and varied literary tradition.

For further questions, feel free to email us.

The judges of the 2016 contests are:
  • Poetry: David St. John
  • Fiction: William Lychack
  • Nonfiction: Michael Martone

Visit the website for details:  http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/

9 Magazines with Contests and Deadlines This Month

7 June 2016

Electric Literature Opens For Essays

We love Electric Literature for all its offerings: stories, essays, news, and op-eds, and now you have a chance to submit to them directly. From the website: “We’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture–you name it.” Payment is $50. Submit to Electric Literature here.
Submission fee: No Fee. Deadline: Not listed.

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Southern Indiana Review Nonfiction Award

Southern Indiana Review awards $2000 and publication to the best piece of nonfiction submitted by June 1st. Entries up to 35 pages double-spaced must be postmarked by the deadline. Michael Martone will select the winning entry. Full details on the Southern Indiana Review Award can be found here.
Submission fee: $20 ($5 for every additional entry) Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Mslexia Women’s Poetry Award

Poets, this one’s for you! Mslexia is committed to nurturing women’s poetry with some excellent prizes including £2,000, a retreat at the beautiful Cove Park, and a mentoring session with The Poetry Review editor. Full details on the Mslexia Poetry Award can be found here.
Submission fee: £7 up to three poems Deadline: June 13, 2016

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American Short Fiction Contest – Extended Deadline!

Victor LaValle is judging American Short Fiction’s contest this year, which awards $1000 and publication to the winning story. Note the extended deadline to June 15. Submit between 2000 – 6500 to be considered. Full contest details here.
Submission fee: $20 for each category –  Deadline: June 15, 2016

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december Magazine Curt Johnson Prose Awards

Anthony Marra and Eula Biss will select the winner of december magazine’s 2016 Curt Johnson Prose awards in fiction and nonfiction, respectively. Writers in each category can submit up to 8000 words for consideration. $1500 to the winner in each category and $500 to honorable mentions. Submit todecember magazine here.
Submission fee: $20 for each category –  Deadline: June 15, 2016

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New Rivers Press American Fiction Short Story Award

New Rivers Press will publish no more than twenty stories in its sixteenth anthology volume, which recognizes short fiction by emerging writers. $1750 will be awarded in prizes along with national publication and distribution, author discount, and complimentary copies. 10,000 word count. Submit here.
Submission fee: $17 – Deadline: June 15, 2016

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New American Press Fiction Prize

Full-length manuscripts welcome! Up to 100 pages will be considered. Winners will receive $1000, publication contract, and contributors copies. This year’s prize is judged by Gina Frangell. Full submission details can be found here. Note the extended deadline!
Submission fee: $17  – Deadline: June 24, 2016

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The Moth International Short Story Prize

Judged this year by John Boyne, The Moth awards £3000 and publication to the best piece of fiction under 6000 words, open to anyone. Second and third place prizes include £1000 and enrollment in the Circle of Misse writing retreat. Full submission details here.
Submission fee: $12 for each category –  Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Autumn House Literary Prizes

The Autumn House Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, selected by three judges. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). Submit by mail or online via the Autumn House submission manager.
Submission fee: $30 for each category –  Deadline: June 30, 2016

I MUST BE OFF CONTEST

20 May 2016

2016 Travel Writing Contest — Submissions are Open!

It’s that time of year again: time to type up those travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. If it’s about travel, we want to read it. We want to read about that place that changed you.We want to read about the experiences you can’t wait to share with other travelers. Whether your work is humorous, informative, quirky or profound–we want to read it.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Maximum 1200 words
  • Edited to the best of your ability for spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Up to three photos may be submitted with your entry. Photos not necessary to win.
  • Previously unpublished work only! Blog posts are considered published (and I research all finalists).
  • No entry fee. Yes, that’s right. You have nothing to lose.
  • Open to anyone worldwide, but you need (access to) a PayPal account
  • Entries must be in English
  • One entry per person
  • Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2016
  • Send entries with a 50-word third-person bio to christopher@imustbeoff.com with the heading TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST. Entries will be read blind by this year’s judge and travel writer, Paola Fornari. It is not necessary to delete identifying information from your entry. If your name appears anywhere, it will be removed before it’s forwarded to the judge.
  • Word doc, docx and rtf files only. 
  • Finalists announced in August 2016. Winners announced and published in late summer 2016.

The Prizes: 

  • The Top essays will be published at I Must Be Off! (Authors retain copyright.)
  • Second place prize: $50
  • First place prize: $200
  • Readers’ Choice Award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30, 2016.

Good luck and happy writing!

I must be off,
Christopher

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Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire), an episodic adult cartoon about a man struggling with expectations. Allen’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Eclectica Magazine’s 20th-Anniversary Best of Speculative anthology, Indiana Review, Night Train, Quiddity, SmokeLong Quarterly: the Best of the First Ten Years anthology, Prime Number Magazine, [PANK] blog, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Bootsnall Travel, Chicken Soup for the Soul and lots of other good places. A finalist at Glimmer Train in 2011, Allen has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize twice.

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Previous Winners and Placers:

“A Leaf on the Wind” by Joel Hindson
“Burning My Boots in Cabo Fisterra” by Gabriella Brand
Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam” by Chris Galvin
“Oh, Calcutta” by Paola Fornari
“The Scarlet Mile” by Gillian Brown
“Bodrum, Turkey’s San Tropez” by Jack Scott
“The Children of Chitwan, Nepal” by Hannah Thompson-Yates
“God’s Own Country” by Saahil Acharya

    

      Pictured above: The 2016 Judge — Paola Fornari

Travel writer Paola Fornari was born on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. She has lived in a dozen countries over four continents, speaks five and a half languages, dabbles in several others, and describes herself as an expatriate sine patria. In every new posting, her curiosity leads her to explore every corner of her host country, and experience as much ‘real life’ as she can.

Her travel and lifestyle articles have appeared extensively online, and in print magazines as diverse as Cycling World, Practical Fishkeeping The Oldie andThe Buenos Aires Herald.

She has judged several writing competitions, and was co-judge in Expatclic’s prestigious Travel Reflections competition in 2013.

In 2013 she won the Senior Travel Expert travel writing competition, and was third in the Go Walkabout competition.

Her relationship with I Must be Off goes back a long way. Apart from having several interviews published on the site, she was highly commended in the first I Must be Off travel essay contest in 2013, and won in 2014.

She recently moved from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Accra, Ghana.

Visit the website:  http://www.imustbeoff.com/p/blog-page.html

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.

PALOOKA PRESS CHAPBOOK PRIZE

24 April 2016

 

About Palooka Press

The press was founded in 2012 to offer a publishing opportunity for writers seeking a home for shorter manuscripts.

How It Works

As always, we take great pride in reading every word and giving each manuscript its due attention and thorough consideration. We consider manuscripts of all types, styles, and genres and aren’t looking for a particular aesthetic; we’re wiling to give anything a fair chance. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid. Manuscripts should be roughly 35-50 pages, but we’re flexible with this in either direction. There is a $10 entry fee that comes with an electronic issue of Palooka. All pieces within entries are also considered for publication in the magazine.

The Winner Receives…

       *Publication by Palooka Press (a professionally made perfect-bound book with a glossy color cover)
*20 free copies of the book
*$200 honorarium
*A bio and photo featured on our website
*Chapbook will be sent out for review and promotion

Deadline: 8/1/2016

Judging

All submissions will be read “blind” to ensure pure contest ethics. Palooka also prohibits submissions from any friends or family of the judge. The judge for the contest is Jonathan Starke, the founding editor of Palooka. Jonathan has published essays, stories, plays, and poetry in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Greensboro Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, Brevity, River Teeth, Fourth Genre, Post Road, Passages North, and Third Coast, among others.

Guidelines

*Amount: Multiple submissions are permitted, but each submission must be accompanied by the proper entry fee and submitted to the proper Submittable category.
*Page count: 35-50 pages, roughly, but we’re open to more or less.
*Formatting: No author information anywhere on the manuscript. Please put author information only in the Cover Letter/Bio section when submitting. 12-point font, one-inch margins, double-spaced (for prose).
*Entry fee: $10 (comes with an electronic issue of Palooka)
*Cover Letter/Bio section should include: manuscript title, page count, author’s name, phone number, and e-mail address.
*Simultaneous submissions are encouraged as long as you withdraw your manuscript if accepted elsewhere. As always, we will offer you a sturdy e-handshake for your accomplishment.
*It is perfectly fine if some of the works have been published elsewhere as the proper permission from other magazines/journals will be requested and cited on an acknowledgements page.

Contact:

For questions, please e-mail the editor at palooka [at] protonmail.com

How to enter:  https://palookamag.submittable.com/submit

DEAD BISON EDITORS’ PRIZE IN FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY

13 April 2016

DEAD BISON EDITORS’ PRIZE IN FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY

Deadline: April 30, 2016

$15 ENTRY FEE.

Submit up to 25 pages of prose and up to ten pages of poetry. We’re interested in both individual pieces and combinations of shorter pieces. That said, we’ll be judging the submission as a whole; multiple short pieces must work together for the purpose of a singular effect, and won’t be judged on an individual basis. Interested in literary, not genre.

The winner in each category will receive $1,000 and publication in the fall issue of Arcadia. The runner-up in each category will also be published in the fall issue.

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

I MUST BE OFF! TRAVEL WRITING COMPETITION

13 April 2016

I MUST BE OFF! TRAVEL WRITING COMPETITION

NO ENTRY FEE.
Deadline July 31, 2016. We want to read about the experiences you can’t wait to share with other travelers. This contest is open to anyone worldwide. Top essays will be published. First-place prize $200; second-place prize $50. There is also a readers’ choice award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30, 2016.

Visit the website:  http://www.imustbeoff.com/2016/03/announcing-fourth-annual-i-must-be-off.html

Teen Ink Contests for teens

11 April 2016

Cover Art Contest

Send your best photo or artwork and it could be published on the cover of Teen Ink magazine.

Nonfiction Contest

Two winners selected every month out of the following nonfiction sections: Nonfiction, Focus/Special Issue, College Essays, Heroes, Pride & Prejudice, Health, What Matters, and Sports.

Poetry Contest

Are you the next Maya Angelou or e.e. cummings? Serious, funny, long or short – send us your poems today! One winner selected each month!

Educator of the Year Contest
Nominate that amazing teacher in your life and give her the recognition she deserves.

Fiction Contest

Fairy tales, sci-fi, horror, romance – short stories galore!
Entries of all kinds are accepted throughout the year.

Travel & Culture Contest

Hiking in Yosemite. Strolling through Paris. Celebrating Chinese New Year – describe your latest cultural adventures at home or abroad.

Environment Contest

Hybrid cars? Required recycling? Tell us about a problem facing the planet … and about your solutions and ideas. Winners selected annually.

OmniPapers Writing Contest: The Ideal Higher Education Model for My Country

11 April 2016

OmniPapers, with the support of our founder Emily Johnson, announce an international essay contest!

It’s a perfect opportunity to show your creativity and writing skills with a chance to win $500!

Guidelines

The contest is open to all students from worldwide.

What is the task?

Write an essay on the topic “The ideal higher education model for my country.”

Try your best to cover the following questions:

1. What higher education model do you see ideal?

2. What changes would you make to improve your country’s higher education model?

Don’t be afraid of experiments and remember: the most creative works have more chances to win.

Send your essays to info@omnipapers.com. Also, don’t forget the subject line of your message should be “OmniPapers Writing Contest”. And write your name in the body of this message.

Anything else?

  • The language of your essay should be English.
  • You can write it in academic or non-academic style.
  • The number of words should be between 1,000-1,500.
  • Save and send your essay in Word Doc or PDF formats.
  • Participants must be 20-25 years old.

One student can submit only one essay!

Awards

  • $500 – the 1-st place
  • $200 – the 2-nd place
  • $100 – the 3-rd place

Deadline: June 30, 2016.

Winners will be announced on July 11, 2016 and they’ll be notified by email. We’ll also publish their works at our blog.

Who Are They to Judge Us?

All essays will be evaluated for creativity, originality, and proper grammar by Emily Johnson, the author of this blog about reviews of best essay writing services.

Feel free to share this info with your friends in Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, using the #essaycontest hashtag.

More details needed? Ask your questions at info@omnipapers.com or in comments below.

Good luck, and may the writing force be with you!

Visit the website:  http://omnipapers.com/essay-contest/

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/

Call for submissions: PRISM international

11 April 2016

PRISM international publishes exciting, original, literary material from established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world. We accept submissions year-round. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each month, reply times range between 2 to 6 months, depending on the time of year.

A good deal of our content is generated from our annual Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. Please visit our contest page for more details.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Please submit to only one genre at a time, and await a reply before submitting
again. See the particular guidelines for each genre below.

Guidelines for Prose (Short Fiction, Literary Non-Fiction, Drama)

  • Please submit only one piece at a time, unless you are submitting flash fiction or non-fiction (under 1000 words), in which case you can submit up to three pieces in a single document. While we accept submissions of up to 25 pages (6,250 words), it is generally easier to place shorter work. If you’re going to write long, it should really blow our socks off.
  • Include in your cover letter your full contact information (including email address) and a short bio. Please also specify the genre you are submitting.
  • Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. No wacky fonts, please.
  • Non-fiction pieces should be creative, exploratory, or experimental in tone. We do not publish rhetorical, academic, or journalistic non-fiction.
  • We welcome translations into English. Such works must be undertaken with the permission of the original author. Please include a copy of the original work with your submission.
  • We strongly prefer online submissions, and to reply to mailed submissions via email. Please only include a SASE if you cannot be reached via email. And remember: we’re in Canada – unless you are too, your stamps don’t work here.
  • We do not accept email submissions. Online submissions must be submitted through Submittable, and come with a $3 submission fee.
  • We do not return manuscripts. Please ensure that you retain a copy of your submission for your files.
  • Please send only one submission per three-month period.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere please let us know immediately.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $30/printed page for prose. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Click here to submit Fiction, Non-Fiction and Drama via
Submittable.

If you prefer to send your submission via post, please mail it to:
Christopher Evans
Prose Editor
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada

If you have any questions about these guidelines, or a piece you’ve already
submitted, please email Christopher at prose@prismmagazine.ca.

Guidelines for Poetry

  • Submit one to four poems.
  • Include in your cover letter your full contact information (including email address), a short bio, and the number of poems you are submitting.
  • Submissions should be typed and single-spaced.
  • We welcome translations into English. Such works must be undertaken with the permission of the original author. Please include a copy of the original work with your submission.
  • We strongly prefer online submissions, and to reply to mailed submissions via email. Please only include a SASE if you cannot be reached via email. And remember: we’re in Canada – unless you are too, your stamps don’t work here.
  • We do not accept email submissions. Online submissions must be submitted through Submittable, and come with a $3 submission fee.
  • We do not return manuscripts. Please ensure that you retain a copy of your submission for your files.
  • Please send only one submission per three-month period.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished, in print and online.
  • We purchase first North American serial rights, and pay $40/printed page for poetry. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.
  • The editorial board awards an annual $500 prize to an outstanding poetry contributor each year.

Click here to submit Poetry via Submittable.

If you prefer to send your submission via post, please mail it to:
Dominique Bernier-Cormier
Poetry Editor
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada

If you have any questions about these guidelines, or a piece you’ve already
submitted, please email Dominique at poetry@prismmagazine.ca.

Guidelines for Cover Art

  • We accept photography only, submitted by email in high resolution PDF, TIF or PNG files. We pay $300 CAD for the cover of one issue, along with three copies of that issue. An image of the cover will also appear on our website, the British Columbia Association of Magazine Publishers website, and the affiliated websites of Magazines Canada.
  • Please send photography submissions to Jen Macdonald, Executive Editor, Circulation at circulation@prismmagazine.ca.

Reasonable exceptions to our guidelines will be made for submissions from
writers in prison.

Please note: PRISM does not accept submissions from current and incoming
students and faculty of the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing
Program (this includes the UBC Optional-Residency MFA Program). Work submitted by incoming students prior to their acceptance to the UBC Creative Writing Program, if still under consideration, must be withdrawn. In order to submit, UBC alumni cannot have taken a UBC Creative Writing Program course during the previous two years.

Please note that it is also our policy not to publish the same writer more than once within a twelve-month period.

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

Hard Times Writing Contest

24 March 2016

Hard Times Writing Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2016.

  •  Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).
  • Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).
  • Multiple entries are accepted.
  • Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.
  • Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.
  • Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. Entry fee is payable online.

Visit the website:  http://www.twwoa.org/

Enter here

The Impress Prize for New Writers 2016

24 March 2016

The Impress Prize for New Writers

Deadline:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Entry Fees:

£15

Prizes:

Winner gets a publishing contract, and their book is published with the following year in ebook and paperback forms. Runners up also considered for publishing potential.

Description:

The prize was created to discover and publish new writing talent. Entries are assessed by the Impress team and a shortlist produced from which a panel chooses the winner. The panel is comprised of representatives from the publishing industry and the writing community.

The winner of the prize is offered a publishing contract with Impress Books with the aim of publishing the book in the year following the award. The Impress team also looks at all entries, whether on the shortlist or not, with a view to publication by Impress Books. Numerous entries from previous years have gone on to be published by Impress Books and other publishers, and many authors who have entered the prize have also gone on to be represented by agents.

It is our firm belief that the prize is not just about the winner but should also encourage emerging authors to write and to provide them with a focus and forum for their talent.

Contact Information:

enquiries@impress-books.co.uk

Visit the website:

http://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress-prize/

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

23 March 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Deadline:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Entry Fees

Entry fee: $13.59 per paper ($20 for up to three pieces); except for poetry, where up to three submissions are accepted for $13.59.

Prizes

Best Short Story ($1,000)
Best Poem ($1,000)
Best Essay ($1,000)

The jury, comprising highly-respected authors Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox, has the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).

Ten finalists in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine.
All published works will be financially compensated and finalists will be provided with one copy of the printed edition of the Hourglass Literary Magazine.

Description

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS).

The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One author can compete in all categories, for all three awards respectively. Limited multiple submissions are allowed (as well as simultaneous submissions).

We want to achieve an intercultural mélange, which is first and foremost literary. We aim to pose a series of questions on the pages of Hourglass Literary Magazine, such as: What are poetics and the formal solutions and (pre)dominant themes for authors who write in English? What remained of post-modernism, textual acrobatics and semantic gymnastics (John Barth, Robert Coover, Ronald Sukenick, etc.)? “Return to tradition”? How does the “Beat” generation echo in the work of contemporary writers? Where do we write from? What do we write about when we write about love?

Contact Information

Information about contest: contest@hourglassonline.org
Press inquiries: press@hourglassonline.org
Board and editorial staff: hourglass.literary.magazine@gmail.com
Voki Erceg, Editor-in-Chief: vokierceg@hourglassonline.org

Visit the website:

http://www.hourglassonline.org/

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

23 March 2016

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

Deadline:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Entry Fees

$65

Prizes

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. The winner will be publicly announced in September 2016.

Description

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards.

Deadline: May 9, 2016

Contact Information

Caitlin Johnson, caitlin.johnson@duke.edu, 919-660-3685

Website

http://documentarystudies.duke.edu

International Rubery Book Award

23 March 2016

International Rubery Book Award

Deadline:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Entry Fees

£35 or $60 – see website for other currencies.

Prizes

Overall prize £1000 (approx $1,590 US, €1.277)
The winning book will be read by a top London literary agent

Plus a minimum of three category winners each win £100 (approx $159, €127)

Description

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses.

We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Contact Information

Contact us on our website form http://www.ruberybookaward.com/contact-us.html

Website: http://www.ruberybookaward.com

Last call! The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

23 March 2016

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

Deadline:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Entry Fees

No cost to enter.

Prizes

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award. The winners will be given the right to use the Silver Falchion Award logo on their book covers and websites as well as other promotional material.

Description

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Contact Information

Killer Nashville
P.O. Box 680759
Franklin, TN 37068-0759
(615) 599-4032

contact@killernashville.com

Website:  http://www.killernashville.com/awards/silver-falchion-award/

Last call! The Masters Review Anthology Volume V – Deadline: March 31, 2016

23 March 2016

$5000 Awarded – Ten Writers Recognized

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Our third volume was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection through the INDIEFAB Awards in 2015, and our fourth volume published this fall. The deadline to submit to Volume V is March 31, 2016. To learn about past volumes, click here.

Submission Guidelines:

  • fiction and narrative nonfiction
  • 7000 word count maximum
  • international submissions allowed
  • simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but please inform us if your story has been accepted elsewhere
  • previously unpublished work only
  • emerging writers only: cannot have a novel published at the time of submission (self-published authors and writers with published story collections are free to submit. Authors with a contract for a novel are also free to submit.)
  • $20 reading fee per story

Winners Receive:

  • $500 award
  • Publication in a nationally distributed journal
  • Exposure to over 50 literary agencies
  • Contributor’s copy
  • All writers are part of an exclusive mailing. We send our anthology to editors, writers, and literary institutions across the country

“I read your issues like clockwork! I’m a literary agent, and there’s such a great cast of emerging writers on this site that I’m always checking in to see if there’s anyone who might be looking for representation for longer form work.” –VICTORIA MARINI, GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS

“If these are the voices we’ll be hearing from, American literature has an awful lot to look forward to.” –RAMONA AUSUBEL, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born

Deadline: March 31, 2016

The shortlist will be announced on April 15th, 2016.

The winners will be announced on or before May 15th, 2016.

TO SUBMIT A STORY, CLICK HERE:
submit

Visit the website:  http://mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

Dream Quest One is now accepting poems and short stories!

14 March 2016

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). All entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: August 17, 2016

All contest winners will be announced on October 9, 2016

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250, 2nd – $125, 3rd – $50.

Entry fees: $10 per 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

 

Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest 2016

13 March 2016

Deadline: May 15, 2016 – at noon EST

In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission,

the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

recognizes work by an emerging writer

in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000

and publication in the literary journal. 

We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published

or self-published a book. 

Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose

with a $24 entry fee

(there is no entry fee for current subscribers),

which includes a subscription to Ploughshares,

by May 15, 2016 at noon EST.

 

Visit the website for complete guidelines:

https://www.pshares.org/

The Radiant Peace Education Awards Spring 2016 (The Twenty-sixth Annual)

6 March 2016

All students in grades 1-12 — from public and private schools, home schools, youth and after-school groups, and abroad — are welcome to enter the spring 2016 national program of The Radiant Peace Education Awards®! The Radiant Peace Education Awards program gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their own lives in essays, art, videos and projects.

This year’s entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2016, with winners being announced around May 18, 2016. All participants receive beautiful iron-on Radiant Peace Patches, and outstanding entries will also receive certificates and cash awards! Winner’s classrooms will also receive cash awards. In addition, many of the most creative or exceptional entries will be displayed in The International Museum of Radiant Peace.

Printable information is available here in PDF format: the complete packet of information (5 pages), which includes the guidelines, permission form and entry checklist; and the permission form and checklist only for submitting entries (2 pages). If you have any questions or need copies faxed or mailed, pleasecontact the Foundation office.

The next program will be offered with a December 2016 postmark deadline. Materials will be posted online in the fall. If you are not already on the mailing list, please contact the Foundation office to ensure that you receive an announcement.

Visit the website for details: http://www.radiantpeace.org/trpea/invitation.html

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