Posts Tagged ‘Poems’

The New Guards Contests in Fiction & Poetry

20 June 2014
THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work!
MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.
Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth.
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KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.
Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles.
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We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.
Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.
TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail.
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Please direct all submission questions to:  info@newguardreview.com
Visit the website for details:  http://www.newguardreview.com/
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The 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

7 June 2014

The 10th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially began in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month, with five new categories: “Once Upon A Time,” “Ten Years From Now,” “It’s A Miracle,” “A Journey Worth Taking” and “People Are Funny.”

Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Last year was the best year in the history of the contest. One hundred thirty-three (133) poets submitted 272 poems. We had 56 entrants submit 81 poems in the “Young Poets” category. The 2013 contest had entries from 34 California cities and 10 out-of-state cities from five (5) states. In addition, the Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest went international again last year. One entry came from Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. 

As such, again we are trying to get the word out about the contest to the largest number of people possible.

The Rules and Entry Form and the Contest Flyer, which may be posted, can be downloaded from the following website: www.libraryatlincoln.org underPrograms and Events.” All poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the address on the Entry Form. Early submissions are appreciated.

Thank you for entering the contest. If you have questions, please email me at slolowe@icloud.com

Alan Lowe

Coordinator, 2014 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

Call for Submissions: Holocaust Remembrance Day

23 April 2014
The mission of the Poetry Super Highway
is to expose as many people to as many other
people’s poetry as possible.

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is this Monday, April 28th. We’re looking for submissions of poetry written in response to the Holocaust for next week’s annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) issue.

  • Please read and follow these guidelines carefully. Because of the tight turnaround of this submission period, we will not be able to consider any submissions that do not follow the submission guidelines, and there will be no time to resubmit.
  • Submission deadline is this Friday, April 25th (midnight 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 or published for previous PSH Holocaust Remembrance Day issues (regardless of whether we publishd them) are not eligible for re-submission. We welcome your previously unpublished on Poetry Super Highway submissions.
  • 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.)

GREAT BLUE HERON POETRY CONTEST & SHELDON CURRIE FICTION PRIZE

12 April 2014

GREAT BLUE HERON POETRY CONTEST

&

SHELDON CURRIE FICTION PRIZE

$2,400 in Prizes!

Deadlines: Fiction entries must be postmarked by May 30, 2014 
Poetry must be postmarked by June 30, 2014 
Guidelines: Previously published works, works accepted for publication or simultaneous submissions are ineligible. No electronic submissions, please. Fiction entries must be typed, double-spaced, one side of page only – poetry must be single-spaced. Please include a separate cover sheet containing your identifying information as well as the titles of all entries. Past winners may not enter.
Your name must appear ONLY on the cover page.
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize:
Stories on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 20 pages.
First prize: $600 & publication;
Second prize: $400 & publication;
Third prize: $200 & publication;
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest:
Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 4 pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems.
First prize: $600 & publication;
Second prize: $400 & publication;
Third prize: $200 & publication;

This year’s Judges are: Poetry – Patricia Young and Peter Sanger; Fiction – Joan Baril, Reynold Stone, Gwen Davies, Heather Debling, and our final judge will be Sheree Fitch.

Entry Fee: Canada $25.00; the United States $30.00 (US funds); All others $40.00 (US funds) for either contest.


Bonus:
You may enter both contests for an additional $10.00. You may enter as often as you like; only your first entry in each category will be eligible for a subscription which will begin with the autumn issue, 2014.
Make cheques or money orders payable to The Antigonish Review.

Mail submissions to: The Antigonish Review Contest,
Box 5000,
St. Francis Xavier University,
Antigonish,
Nova Scotia, Canada,
B2G 2W5.

Entries will not be returned.

Only winners will be notified by September 1, 2014.
A list of winners will be available at this web site.

For further information, Phone 902-867-3962 or email tar@stfx.ca.

Visit the website:  http://www.antigonishreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=62

We acknowledge the support of: St. Francis Xavier University; The Canada Council, and The Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage.

OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO PAST WINNERS
AND OUR SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONTESTS.

2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition

25 March 2014

 $300 for first prize, $150 for second prize, and $50 each for three honorable mentions. 

Winners will be published in Mind Magazine’s top talent showcase section. 

All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. 

Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. 

Entry fee $10, check or money order to:

Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534;

or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com

Deadline for all entries is August 15th, 2014. 

Winner will be announced in September, 2014. 

The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition

will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. 

For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net/

Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry

7 March 2014

Judged by Juliana Spahr

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

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

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

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

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

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014

7 March 2014

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

Guidelines:

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

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

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on September 20, 2014

Prizes:

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

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

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

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

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

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

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

Knightsville Poetry Contest

7 March 2014

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

Email
questions only to: info@newguardreview.com

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

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

Pocataligo Poetry Contest – Spring 2014

7 March 2014

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

Deadline: March 31, 2014

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

Call for submissions: AGAVE MAGAZINE

7 March 2014

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

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

Submit by email:
ariana@agavemag.com

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

Call for submissions: NOVELLE – Magazine for Experimentalism #3 (June 2014):

4 March 2014

The enthusiastic response and the amount of submissions for the first and second issue of our new magazine NOVELLE were quite overwhelming. Now it’s time to gather some great material for issue #3 to be released in June 2014.

Submission guidelines:

•          The submitted work may be unpublished or published – in the latter case please make sure there is no third-party infringement involved.

•          We are interested in all sorts of fictional and non-fictional texts, regardless of genre and form (poems, essays, flash fiction, reviews, comics, drawings, paintings, interviews, ads, investigative reports, etc.). We are especially looking forward to receiving submissions that transcend the purely textual …

•          The submissions should be experimental in nature.

•          Topic for #3: Dead Places

•          Max. 5 pages per submission, 1 submission per author

•          File formats: doc / docx / odt / rtf / tiff / jpeg / bmp / png (graphics: b/w, minimum resolution: 300 dpi)

•          All published authors will receive one free copy of the NOVELLE (unfortunately, we are not able to offer payment yet, but this may change in the future …)

•          Please send us your work until May 31th, 2014, with the reference subject “NOVELLE #3” via email to autorenbonn@gmail.com, and don’t forget to add a short CV, including name, address, email, and a list of publications (if available)

http://dienovelle.blogspot.de/2014/03/call-for-submissions-novelle-magazine.html

We are looking forward to your creative/eccentric/idiosyncratic awesomeness!

Experimentally yours,

NOVELLE

Quarterly Writing Contest (Spark: A Creative Anthology)

4 March 2014

Contest Five: “Fables”


Contest Five opens for submissions on March 15, 2014.

Theme

The theme for this contest is “Fables.”

Fables have been a part of storytelling as long as we’ve been telling stories. Fables do more than entertain: they also present a lesson or attempt to teach a moral. Traditionally, fables feature anthropomorphic animals as main character(s).

For the best chance of winning this writing contest, your story or poem should feature at least one animal as a primary character—does not have to be the protagonist, and does not have to speak, but certainly can do both—and should contain a lesson or moral. The lesson or moral may be humorous or somber.

Artwork

The artwork for this contest is the custom creation of Goodloe Byron and features interlocking animal shapes.

We have a fun theme for the current quarter’s contest: “Fables.” Full information is available at http://sparkanthology.org/contests/five/.

And, as always, past and upcoming contests can be found at http://sparkanthology.org/contests/all/

Call for your best 10 pages: theOffice Annual Fellowship – LA WRITERS ONLY

4 March 2014

Fee: None

Due Date: March 15th, 2014

Winner Announced: Last week of March 2014

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded writers.

The fellowship works like this:

You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with why you want this. 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.

The fellowship starts April 1st and goes through September 30th 2014. 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.

And here’s what we need from you:

An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address.

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 March 15, 2014. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, 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.

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 or email the fellowship gmail address listed above. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.

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 PASS. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here. Again, staff will not handle contest queries.

Lastly, and importantly, 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. We want this to be of major value to the winner. Serious submissions only please.

This 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.

Last Call! The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 25th Annual Poetry Contest

17 February 2014

Open to any writer regardless of residence.

The deadline to enter is: postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014.        

Awards:

1st Place:  Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville;

or 3 free online workshops; or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited.

3rd Place:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions

 Guidelines:

 All work must be unpublished.

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet.

The entry fee is $25 for up to three poems. Multiple entries are accepted.

Each poem should not exceed two pages. Enclose self-sealing s.a.s.e. for critique and list of winners.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: 

Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC, 28805.

For details on how to pay entry fee(s) online and enter via email, visit our Workshops & Contests page:

http://www.twwoa.org/

Emailed entries may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Poetry Contest” in the subject.

2013 International Junior Authors Poetry Contest

16 August 2013
Opens: August 30th, 2013
Deadline: January 31st, 2014
Entry Fee: None
Prize: First place poet will be published on this website, receive a signed copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas and a certificate of achievement. Second to third place poets will be mentioned on this website and receive a $10 Amazon gift card and a certificate of achievement. Fourth through sixth place poets will be mentioned on this website and receive a certificate of achievement. 
 
 Contest is open to any writer worldwide between the ages of 9-21 and is divided into four separate age categories. Poems must be a maximum of 50 lines and should not include any illustrations or be typed with fancy fonts. Keep it easy to read.  
 
Judging. Each poem is judged on its literary merit as a poem including: form and structure; imagery and figures of speech; poetic devices and prosody; and unity.
 
SOMETHING TO ASPIRE TO… Choose a subject that you feel strongly about and then choose the poetic form that will best convey your thoughts and feelings to the reader. Use sound, imagery, figures of speech to amplify your theme and tone.
 
Website: http://www.juniorauthorspoetrycontest.com/

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries! – Winter 2013-2014

9 June 2013

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

Guidelines:

Write a poem, 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, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: January 16, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on February 28, 2014.

Prizes:

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

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

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

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

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

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

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

Literal Latté Poetry Awards

6 June 2013

Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2013

Categories

Entry Fees:

$10 per set of six poems or $15 for a set of 10; check or money order made out to Literal Latté

Prizes:

$1,000/$300/$200

Description:

Send unpublished poems up to 2,000 words. All styles welcome and all entries considered for publication.

Contact Information:

Literal Latté, 200 E. 10th St., Suite 240, New York, NY 10003

212-260-5532 

Email via online form

Website:

http://www.literal-latte.com

10 REASONS POEMS DON’T ALWAYS NEED TO RHYME

28 March 2013

While the traditional view of formal poetry includes a very strict rhyme scheme that must be adhered to, the free verse style popularized by the great Ezra Pound largely eschews rhyme schemes altogether, instead relying on the power of the words themselves to paint a vivid portrait of the poet’s feelings. Free verse has become so widely accepted by publishers of modern poetry, in fact, that some won’t even entertain submissions of formal poetry. These are ten of the reasons why it’s okay to break the traditional mold in your own poetry, opting instead for something a bit less rigid.

Visit the website for details:

http://www.kenneymyers.com/blog/10-reasons-poems-dont-always-need-to-rhyme/

Wags Revue Call for Submissions & Writing Contests

28 March 2013

SUBMIT

Poets: read about the Heteronymicon challenge here. It closes April 30. The best will run in Issue 15, which will come out in the summer.

Submissions are currently open. Open reading periods are held from the beginning of March through May and from the beginning of September through end of November. There is no reading fee during open reading periods.

We hold two contests annually, the Winter Writers Contest Summer 2013, from June 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication in the magazine, second prize is $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per contest submission. Winners of the most recent Winter contest announced ahead of Issue 15.

We only accept submissions via our Submittable page. Please click there to find all guidelines and to upload your submission. While we allow for simultaneous submissions, if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the piece on Submittable, rather than emailing us about it. If you are at all concerned about the status of your submission, feel free to write us, though we appreciate your patience if it takes us several months to respond to you about your piece—we are a small, mostly unpaid staff.
Wag’s Revue compensates its writers $100 per piece (interview, poem or group of poems, essay, or short story).
If you’re interested in interviewing a writer, comedian or some other some such waggish luminary for an upcoming an issue, send an email introducing yourself, the figure in question, why you want to interview him or her, and whether you have access to said person already, to sandra@wagsrevue.com.
If you’re a visual artist interested in being considered for the Featured Artist title, visit the Submittable link and enter your work in the Visual  Artist category.

Visit the website: http://www.wagsrevue.com/submit

Call for submissions: Barrow Street, a Poetry Journal

3 February 2013

Submission Guidelines
Review the following guidelines carefully before submitting your work via our online submission manager. Please note: it is your responsibility to withdraw submissions on the submission manager containing poems or manuscripts accepted elsewhere. Do not send us an email notifying us. Instead, please withdraw your submission online, and resubmit.

Before submitting your own work, we highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our previous publications. Sample poems from earlier issues of the journal and information about books can be found on the Journal and the Press pages respectively. You can subscribe to the journal here.

General Guidelines
Send your submission during the reading period by using our Online Submission Manager. Follow the directions on how to fill out the provided data fields. Once you have registered with the online submissions system, you will also be able to view the status of your submission, withdraw a submission, or query about a submission using the system. We are no longer accepting hard copy submissions. If you submit hard copies via snail mail, we will not be able to respond to, or return, the poems.

Upload only one file containing your work. Please include a brief cover letter, including a short list of any previous publications, in the “Comments” box. Submissions must be uploaded as a .doc(x), .rtf, or .pdf file. Any files that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered for publication.

Your saved file name should read: Last name_First name_Genre(.file extension). For example: Spicer_Jack_Poetry.docx or Rhys_Jean_Bookcontest.pdf.

Expect anywhere from one week to four months for a decision. Please do not query until at least two months have passed since the closing date of the reading period.

If your work is accepted for publication, you will be notified by the editors via email and will receive instructions about the pre–publication process. Barrow Street pays two contributor copies. See below for details about payment for the annual Book Contest award.

Book and general inquiries: infobarrow@gmail.com
Journal inquiries: journal@barrowstreet.org

Journal Submission Guidelines

Press Submission Guidelines

Call for submissions: Indian Ink – bi-monthly magazine

24 November 2012

Indian Ink, a bi-monthly magazine, is a locus for creative expressions in English, and aspires to address the lacunae in the little magazine circuit. The sober realization that Kerala has not been able to sustain the sporadic attempts at establishing a literary space for creative writing in English, explains the rationale for launching Indian Ink. Accommodating established and new voices in a happy mix, Indian Ink aims for a pan Indian reach, and will have room for artistic innovations, mixed genres and dialogues among languages and regions.

Indian Ink, a well-received and beautifully illustrated little magazine in print,

published from Kerala, India, is open to  flash fiction, poems, creative non-fiction,

translations, art work, jokes, reviews, sms poems and irregulars.

Submissions (of less than 120 words), with a short bio, may be mailed to: indian.ink.mag@gmail.com.

Check out our blog at indianinkmag.blogspot.in

Call for Submissions: Short Stories and Poems that Lasts as Long as Your Cup of Coffee

24 November 2012

Sips Card puts short fiction and poetry into local coffee shop venues around the country (and in Scotland). We are a publication run by artists, for artists. Each card contains a QR code, loaded with a short story, or set of poems, from a writer meant to last as long as a cup of coffee. The cards include the issue’s author, story title, and website/e-mail.

Submissions for our Winter Issue (January) will be open from Monday, October 29th through Friday, December 7th. You will be notified by Friday, December 14th. Every submission will receive notification of their acceptance status by this date.

The Winter Issue will contain two short story cards (each with one short story) and two poetry cards (each with one poem).

Compensation: It is important that we give our authors and poets a little something in return for allowing us to use their work.

  • Authors of accepted short stories will receive $50.
  • Poets of accepted poems will receive $30.
  • Each accepted writer will also receive copies of their issue.

Submission Fees: Submission fees help us to pay our writers while continuing to publish a quality publication. Sips Card consists of artists, working to help other artists, and while we know submission fees may be a hindrance toward submitting work, we also know that they help the operation of the publication as well as the quality of submissions.

  • Authors may submit 2 stories of up to 3,000 words for $5.
  • Poets  may submit up to 2 poems of up to 150 lines for $3.

How to Submit: Visit http://sipscard.com/submit/  . Work may be submitted to sipscard@gmail.com.  Once Sips Card has received your submission(s) and payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Guidelines: Submissions should be double-spaced, and in a standard font such as: Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana or Trebuchet MS. Please submit your work at sipscard@gmail.com using one of the following formats: .doc .docx .rtf.

Rights: As fellow artists, we want our authors and poets to maintain the rights to their work. We ask for a ninety (90) day non-compete agreement. This means that for ninety (90) days, you will allow only Sips Card to publish your story or poem. What we are trying to do with this non-compete agreement is track the ‘read’ traffic for each story/poem. We can supply these numbers to the authors and poets through their issue’s run dates, giving them an idea of how many people have read their work. We think this is a neat feature and want to do more for our writers than just publish their work.

What we look for: We want to stand apart from traditional literary publications that set their focus on various themes throughout the year. We want to challenge writers to write from their gut and send us what they believe is some of their best work. Keep in mind, our primary reader base is made up of coffee shop patrons with a variety of taste; therefore, we primarily interested in general fiction.  We look for stories that breathe with a life of their own.

Visit the submission page at: http://sipscard.com/submit/

Website: http://sipscard.com/

Last Call for Entries! Baltimore Review’s Winter Contest

24 November 2012

The theme for The Baltimore Review’s winter contest is Destination.

Where are your characters going? Why? How will they get there?

And what awaits them at the end of their journey?

Only one way to find out.

Hop in your car, train, plane—at least shake out those typing fingers—and get going.

Three winners will be selected from among all entries.

3,000-word limit for fiction and creative nonfiction.

One to three poems in an entry.

All entries considered for publication.

Prizes are $300, $200, and $100.

Entry fee is $10.

Deadline is November 30, 2012

Visit us at www.baltimorereview.org/

THE POETRY MARKET EZINE!

4 November 2012

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