Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions.
Fiction International is accepting submissions for its annual print journal during the period October 1, 2015 - February 15, 2016. The theme this year is Taboo. Interested writers are invited to visit our submission guidelines page at: http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/submit/ Fiction International publishes an award winning annual journal that encourages formal innovation and social activism. We are located on the campus of San Diego State University, and the journal is edited by Harold Jaffe. Each issue revolves around a theme and features a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, indeterminate prose, and visuals by leading writers and artists from around the world. We generally publish between 25 to 30 texts and visuals with each journal. To get an idea of what we are looking for, please visit our catalog page for sample texts: http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/catalog/
Glassworks publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. We are currently reading until December 15, 2015 for our spring and fall 2016 print issues. They also publish flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays in our online edition Flash Glass monthly. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis. More information about our magazine, sample issues, and our submission manager can be found at www.rowanglassworks.org .
Lumen is a project for (and by!) cis women, trans-women, and non-binary people. We are interested in poetry, fiction, personal essays, and interviews that examine how we move through the world, both as complex individuals and as members of larger communities. The conversations we are interested in are those that shed light on our stories—on our struggles, our triumphs, and all the in-betweens. New reading period will start later this month. Blogs may be submitted anytime at:
Southern Review has reopened submissions for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. In addition to mail submissions, we’re excited to announce that this submission period, prose writers will be able to submit fiction and nonfiction electronically!
Graduate Student Poetry Only. We invite graduate students to submit to Claremont Graduate University's Foothill: a journal of poetry. Foothill is the first and only literary journal that exclusively publishes graduate student poetry. Sign up for an online subscription at http://www.cgu.edu/pages/9078.asp.
Lunch Ticket, is "a Feast of Words and Art" published twice-yearly. The journal publishes Poetry, Fiction (and Flash), Creative Nonfiction (and Flash), Young Adult (13+), Literary Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts, and Visual Art. The reading period for the Winter/Spring Issue, published in December of each year, runs from August 1-October 31. They also host two prizes, the Diana Woods Memorial Prize in Creative Nonfiction and The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts. Both prizes are open for submissions in February and August. Amuse-Bouche, their special features column accepts submissions during January and July.
The Writer's Block Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contest, in conjunction with Blue Mesa Review offers a $500 prize, plus publication in Blue Mesa Review. There's an $11 submission fee; which, beyond the $500 prize, Blue Mesa Review is generously donating to the LLA and the Writer's Block Festival. Manuscripts are being accepted now at SUBMITTABLE through November 1, 2015.
Alice James Book Contest flyer and competition guidelines can be found here: Alice James Award. The postmark deadline for manuscripts is November 1, 2015. Both new and established poets are encouraged to submit to our competition.
PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize is currently accepting submissions and it recognizes a promising young writer under the age of 35 for an unpublished work of nonfiction that addresses a global and/or multicultural issue. Eligible applicants will have the chance to have their work read by distinguished writers and editors Marie Arana, Manuel Gonzales, and Johnny Temple of Akashic Books. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and be honored at our 2016 PEN Awards Ceremony next spring. Additional details on the award, including application guidelines, can be found here. Submissions close on October 26.
The Miami University Press Novella Prize is currently accepting submissions through October 15th. Submissions must be between 18,000 and 40,000 words and require a $25 dollar reading fee. The Novella Prize winner is offered $750 against royalties, a standard contract, publication, and ten copies of the book. All entrants receive a copy of the winning book. For more information and guidelines check out their website at http://www.orgs.miamioh.edu/mupress/novella/.
Columbia: A Journal For Literature and Art is now accepting original work in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the Issue 54 Writing Contest. One winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize and publication in Issue 54, due out this spring. This year’s judges for their respective genres are Fiction: Max Apple, Nonfiction: Mark Greif, Poetry: Martin Espada.All entries will be considered for online publication. There is a $15 entry fee and the entry deadline is December 31, 2015.
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative is still accepting entries in their Nonfiction Literary Book Contest, judged by Andre Dubus III. Deadline is October 15, 2015. Feel free to submit or share the guidelines below.
Poetry Society of America has a new year of awards underway. Each year from October to December the Poetry Society offers contests for poets at all stages of their careers, including Chapbook Fellowships for poets who have not yet published a full-length collection, a new first book contest, and an award for a poet over forty who has published no more than one book.http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/
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