Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Calls for Submissions - December 2014

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.

Journal Submissions


pacificREVIEW "Vivarium" theme

The newest issue of the pacificREVIEW seeks dynamic pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narratives, photography, and artwork that speak to the theme of “Vivarium” and interrogate the ever-blurring line between "real" and "unreal" settings. Submission period ends February 28.
https://sdsupacificreview.submittable.com/submit

Female Writers – All Genres, All Topics

Minerva Rising Literary Journal is seeking short stories, essays, poetry, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, original prints, graphic arts and photographs for their upcoming issue. If you’re a woman and you made it and it’s creative and it’s really, really, REALLY good, they want it. Deadline is January 31, 2015.
http://minervarising.com/submissions/.

Submit your CrossGenre or Experimental Writing

Small Po[r]tions is accepting submissions for Issue 4! They publish work that minimizes, blurs, or exaggerates distinctions between genres and hope to offer a shared space for experimental creative fiction and nonfiction, lyrical fiction, poetry, and multimedia pieces. Small Po[r]tions issues have a print component with a focus on book arts and an online component featuring selections from the print issue along with media work. View work from previous issues at smallportionsjournal.com/issues. Print copies are available on our website as well. Please submit up to 1000 words or one multimedia work to submissions@smallportionsjournal.com by January 18th to be considered for publication in Issue 4.
smallportionsjournal.com

Glimmer Train Open Call for All Fiction

Deadline is January 2. Open to all subjects, themes, and writers (50% of last year's Fiction Open winners were their authors' first published stories).
http://www.glimmertrain.com/fictionopen.html

Creative Nonfiction Special Topics for Issues and Anthologies

Creative Nonfiction & In Fact Books are currently seeking work for multiple upcoming anthologies and special topic issues.
https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions#current

Exploring the Boundaries (section of Creative Nonfiction magazine)
What to send: Ambitious writing that pushes against the conventional boundaries of the genre, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules.
Deadline: January 20, 2015

Beyond Crazy: True Stories of Surviving Mental Illness (an anthology)
What to send: Original stories that address--either directly or obliquely--the trials of living with mental illness.
Deadline: February 9, 2015

Becoming a Teacher (another anthology)
What to send: Stories by and/or about elementary and secondary school teachers, recalling and reflecting on the most salient moments of their careers.
Deadline: March 9, 2015

The Weather (a special issue of Creative Nonfictionmagazine)
What's on the line: $1,000 for best essay; $500 for runner-up; publication in CNF
What to send: True stories--personal, historical, reported--about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golfballs, or whatever's happening where you are.
Deadline: April 13, 2015

New Literary and Creative Arts Magazine seeking submissions

FishFood Magazine is also currently seeking submissions for its second issue. We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, micro fiction/flash fiction, all types of poetry, submissions in French, personal essays, letters and diaries.
http://www.fishfoodmagazine.com/submit/

Share Your MFA Experience

The MFA Years posts content related to creative writing programs located in the United States and internationally. They are looking for students and alumni interested in contributing a guest post about some aspect of creative writing and graduate school and/or being interviewed about their program.
Visit their submissions page for details http://themfayears.com/submissions/

Tahoma Literary Review Interested in Nonfiction Narratives

A professional pay journal, Tahoma Literary Review is looking for narrative nonfiction up to 6,000 words or flash submissions (up to 2,000 words). Submissions of creative writing for Issue #3 are open through Dec. 31.
http://tahomaliteraryreview.com/guidelines/#nonfiction.

3Elements for Winter: Wring, Respite, Smudge

3Elements is currently accepting stories, poems, nonfiction, art, and photography for our sixth issue, due January 1st. Stories and poems must include the following elements: Wring, Respite, and Smudge. Art and photography need only represent one element. You can also enter one of their contests--for poetry (judged by Ravi Shankar) and for fiction (judged by Susan Tepper). Submission fee is $10, deadline is March 1. See their website for a list of themes to incorporate and more submission details.
http://3elementsreview.com/

Gulf Coast Journal Accepting Submissions for Print Issue

Gulf Coast Journal is accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for their print issue until March 1st. They have a $2.00 reading fee. GCOnline accepts submissions for Exclusives year-round. Online publication exposes your work to an audience of 10,000 unique page views, and 11,000 twitter followers.
Submissions details.


Contests


New American Press Poetry Book Prize

New American Press is currently accepting submissions for its annual poetry book prize. Winner receives $1000, 25 author's copies, and discounted rates on additional copies. Final judge: Maggie Smith, author of The Lamp of the Body and The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison. Deadline December 31, 2014.
http://newamericanpress.com/contests/current.php

Win a trip to DisQuiet Portugal Conference 

Enter DisQuiet’s contest for fiction, nonfiction, poetry or short plays now until February 10, 2015. Winners receive tuition and expenses to attend the DisQuiet International Literary Program’s Lisbon event, June 28 through July 10.
http://www.disquietinternational.org

Black Lawarence Press accepting Unpublished Novels for Big Moose Award

Each year Black Lawrence Press awards The Big Moose Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Deadline: January 31, 2015; Entry Fee: $25
http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-big-moose-prize/

Sundog Lit Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

Submit your entries for the 1st Annual Contest Series in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry! Entries are $5 and winners in each category receive $100 + publication! Submissions close on January 1, 2015. In addition, they are still accepting submissions of chapbooks and fiction/nonfiction/poetry for our 1st print issue (Issue 8). The print issue will be on display and for sale at AWP in Minneapolis, MN!
http://sundoglit.com/

Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry from Columbia

Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art is now accepting original work in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its 2015 Writing Competition. One winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize and print publication in Issue 53, due out this spring. This year’s judges will be: Fiction: DeWitt Henry; Nonfiction: Emily Bestler; Poetry: Beth Ann Fennelly Cash prizes and publication.
Enter here: www.columbiajournal.org/submit

Tupelo Quarterly Seeks Excellent Prose of All Kinds

Tupelo Quarterly's Prose Open Contest is accepting entries in all styles, sensibilities and related genres - fiction, nonfiction and hybrid work. All genres to be judged on their own merits; no singular genre preferred. The sole criterion is excellence. Runners-up and finalists also to be named. Prize: The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2015 issue of Tupelo Quarterly. Entries must be received by January 1, 2015. Reading Fee: $20
https://tupeloquarterly.submittable.com/submit

Nowhere Travel Writing contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, for the first Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest.  They are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices to send stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript. Entries should be between 800-5,000 words and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted, but again, please indicate this. Every submission will be read blind, so anyone can win.
https://nowherepublishing.submittable.com/submit/16985

Wandering Hermit Chapbook and Online Journal Submissions

Wandering Hermit Review is now open for submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for their online journal and chapbook contest. Deadline for chapbook contest is 1/31; journal submissions close on 12/31.
https://wanderinghermitpress.submittable.com/submit

Kore Press Short Fiction Contest

The Kore Press 2015 Short Fiction Award is open for submissions. This year’s judge is Roxanne Gay, co-editor of PANK. Deadline is Valentine’s Day, sweethearts.
http://korepress.org/KorePressShortFictionAward.htm

2015 William Matthews Poetry Prize

Sponsored by the Asheville Poetry Review and judged by Garrett Hongo, this contest offers cash prizes for first and second place. Deadline is January 15, 2015.
http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/


Conferences


The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

Stipends and awards are available for The Writer's Hotel event this summer, June 10-16 in NYC. Deadline is March 7, 2015.
http://www.newguardreview.com/#tabTHEWRITERSHOTEL

River Teeth Creative Nonfiction Conference

Join the community of nonfiction writers in Ashland, Ohio, for a weekend of manuscript consultations, seminars, and readings, all focused on the craft of nonfiction. The conference will emphasize essay, memoir, literary journalism, and building the kind of relationships that sustain writers throughout the writing process, from early draft all the way through to book promotion. Featured speakers are Cheryl Strayed and Jerald Walker.  Student scholarships available.
http://www.riverteethjournal.com/conference

Registration Open for HippoCamp Conference for Creative Nonfiction

Hippocampus Magazine is an online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. HippoCamp is an in-the-flesh extension of that three-fold mission. This three-day event will feature notable speakers, engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking opps and optional, intimate pre- and post-conference workshops in Lancaster, Pa. August 7-9. Registration is now open!
http://conference.hippocampusmagazine.com/about/


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Calls for Submissions - November 2014

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. 

Contests 


Columbia Annual Writing Competition
Columbia: A Journal of Literature & Art is now accepting original work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for the Issue 53 Writing Competition. Entry fee is $15 and deadline is December 1.
http://columbiajournal.org/contests-2

New American Press Poetry Book Prize
New American Press is currently accepting submissions for its annual poetry book prize. Winner receives $1000, 25 author's copies, and discounted rates on additional copies. Final judge: Maggie Smith, author of The Lamp of the Body and The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison.
http://newamericanpress.com/contests/current.php

Chapbook Contest for Women Over 50
QuillsEdge Press – Indispensable Poetry by Women Over 50 announce their first chapbook competition, judged by Barbara Crooker. The 2014 theme is On the Edge – the edge of an era, a breakdown, a break up, a break-through. Share your edge, and make them feel it. QuillsEdge will be publishing the winning chapbook and an anthology of poems gleaned from submitted manuscripts. Submissions close December 31, 2014.
http://quillsedgepress.com/submit/

Glimmer Train New Writer Award for Fiction
This contest is open to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Publication and cash prizes for winner and two runners-up. Deadline is November 30.
http://www.glimmertrainpress.com/writer/html/index2.asp

Tarpaulin Sky Book Prizes
Tarpaulin Sky Books is accepting manuscripts for their book contest until November 30. Two winning authors will receive publication and a 1,000 prize. All sizes and genres welcome.
Submissions details.

Sundog Lit 1st Annual Contest Series
As part of their first print issue—Sundog Lit will publish the winners of their 1st Annual Contest Series in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry! Entries are $5 and multiple submissions are allowed. All submissions will be read blind. Winners in each genre will receive $100 + publication in our print issue. They will also publish one chapbook of either fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Deadline is January 1.
https://sundoglit.submittable.com/submit

Wandering Hermit Chapbook and Online Journal Submissions
Wandering Hermit Review is now open for submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for their online journal and chapbook contest. Deadline for chapbook contest is 1/31; journal submissions close on 12/31.
https://wanderinghermitpress.submittable.com/submit

Kore Press Short Fiction Contest
The Kore Press 2015 Short Fiction Award is open for submissions. This year’s judge is Roxanne Gay, co-editor of PANK. Deadline is Valentine’s Day, sweethearts.
http://korepress.org/KorePressShortFictionAward.htm

Ekphrastic Poetry Competition sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Writers are invited to submit original poems inspired by five works of art shown on ARTlines2 web site, on the MFAH's web site and on view at the Museum. The deadline for entries is midnight November 30, 2014. A total of 45 poems by winners and finalist will be published with the accompanying artworks in an ekphrastic poetry anthology for ARTlines2. Cash prizes will also be awarded.
http://artlines2.net/guidelines/

Cooked Up a Good Poem? 
The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize is accepting entries until December 31. Sponsored by Ballymaloe Cookery School and The Moth magazine, this contest offers huge prizes.
More details at themothmagazine.com

2015 William Matthews Poetry Prize
Sponsored by the Asheville Poetry Review and judged by Garrett Hongo, this contest offers cash prizes for first and second place. Deadline is January 15, 2015.
http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/

It's Award Season at PSA
Each year from October to December the Poetry Society holds a variety of contests for poets at all stages of their careers. Contests center on specific themes, age groups, and other parameters. Accepting Submissions October 1st—December 22nd.
See award descriptions at http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/individual/


Calls for Submissions 


Share Your MFA Experience

The MFA Years posts content related to creative writing programs located in the United States and internationally. All of the content is generated by current creative writing students and alumni. They are looking for students and alumni interested in contributing a guest post about some aspect of creative writing and graduate school and/or being interviewed about their program.
Visit their submissions page for details http://themfayears.com/submissions/

Embodied Effigies Needs Flash Nonfiction for Print Issue
Embodied Effigies literary magazine is open for submissions for its fifth issue. They are doing a special print issue with a flash nonfiction theme. Deadline 11/30 for Issue 5. Features always accepted.
http://effigiesmag.com/submissions/

Afterimage Seeks Works of Ekphrasis for “Inklight”
“Inklight” is a meeting place of creative writing and photography. You can find it on the web site of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, published at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.  For this unique project, photographers submit original work, which is selected to be posted on the Afterimage web site. Writers then submit original creative writing inspired by one of the images on the web site (engaging in the process of ekphrasis). New “Inklight” features will be posted on our web site regularly and archived indefinitely.
http://vsw.org/afterimage/inklight/gallery/

Accepting Short Stories and Poems about Relationships
Literature Today, an International Journal of contemporary literature, is inviting poems and short stories for its second issue. The theme of our January 2015 issue is 'Relationships'.
http://literaturetodayjournal.webs.com/

All Genres Welcome at Rowan University Literary Magazine
Glassworks, the literary magazine of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing graduate program is seeking nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. We are currently reading until December 15, 2014.
www.rowanglassworks.org.

Thin Air Looking for Original Work, Reviews or Interviews for Print and On-line
Thin Air is an annual print publication with a web magazine. The publication is managed by the graduate students of Northern Arizona University’s MA and MFA programs. Submissions for the 21st issue of Thin Air will be accepted until December 15, 2014. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts are printed, as well as book reviews and interviews for the on-line magazine.
http://thinairmagazine.org/

Heavy Metal Inspired Fiction
Despumation is a literary journal of short fiction based on/inspired by extreme heavy metal music. Also open to poetry and non-fiction. Rolling submissions.
http://despumationpress.com/

Barking Sycamores “Doors of Perception” theme
Barking Sycamores is a literary journal publishing poetry, short fiction (1000 words or less), and art by neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists. They are seeking poetry, short fiction, and art for Issue 4, Winter/Spring 2015. Theme: “The Doors of Perception.” Pieces about doors, perception, and vision are welcome as well as ekphrastic work based on the works of William Blake, Aldous Huxley, or the American rock band The Doors. However, in the end, artists may submit poetry, short fiction, and visual art that interpret the theme as broadly or as narrowly as desired. They also seek essays on neurodivergence and how it impacts the creation of literary works. Submission period: October 1 – November 30, 2014.
http://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

Tahoma Literary Review Interested in Nonfiction Narratives
A professional pay journal, Tahoma Literary Review is looking for narrative nonfiction up to 6,000 words or flash submissions (up to 2,000 words).
Guidelines at http://tahomaliteraryreview.com/guidelines/#nonfiction.

3Elements for Winter: Wring, Respite, Smudge
3Elements is currently accepting stories, poems, nonfiction, art, and photography for our sixth issue, due January 1st. Stories and poems must include the following elements: Wring, Respite, and Smudge. Art and photography need only represent one element. You can also enter one of their contests--for poetry (judged by Ravi Shankar) and for fiction (judged by Susan Tepper). Submission fee is $10, deadline is March 1. See their website for a list of themes to incorporate and more submission details.
http://3elementsreview.com/

Gulf Coast Journal Accepting Regular Submissions
Gulf Coast Journal is accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for their print issue until March 1st. They have a $2.00 reading fee. GCOnline accepts submissions for Exclusives year-round. Online publication exposes your work to an audience of 10,000 unique page views, and 11,000 twitter followers.
Submissions details.


Conferences, Fellowships and Other Opportunities 


River Teeth Creative Nonfiction Conference
Join the community of nonfiction writers in Ashland, Ohio, for a weekend of manuscript consultations, seminars, and readings, all focused on the craft of nonfiction. The conference will emphasize essay, memoir, literary journalism, and building the kind of relationships that sustain writers throughout the writing process, from early draft all the way through to book promotion. Featured speakers are Cheryl Strayed and Jerald Walker.
http://www.riverteethjournal.com/conference

Online Writing Class Discounts for MFA Students and Alumni
To celebrate their third year of offering online writing classes, 24PearlStreet: The Fine Arts Work Center Online is offering a 50% discount on classes to all current and former MFA students. Students can study one-on-one with renowned poets and writers like Carolyn Forche, Mary Gaitskill, and Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Harding.
For a full list of offerings, please visit www.fawc.org/24PearlStreet.

Writing Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts
Since 1968, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging writers. Writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 - April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. The deadline for the 2015-16 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2014.
Details: fawc.org/writers

The Writers Hotel 2015 Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
The Writer's Hotel & The New Guard literary review are hosting a Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetryin Midtown Manhattan in 2015. It's free to apply. Just send in 20 pages for review. Deadline is March 7, 2015, but we expect to fill up much sooner. Early registration is strongly encouraged.
More details.

Baltic Writing Residency Opportunities in Kentucky or Latvia
The Baltic Writing Residency has extended its submission period for the 2 - 8 week long residency at Bernheim Forest (in KY) to February 1st. The residency can be spent any time of year. The deadline for applications to the month-long residency in Riga, Latvia is December 15th.
http://balticresidency.com/

Hippocamp Conference for Creative Nonfiction this August.
Hippocampus Magazine is an online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. HippoCamp is an in-the-flesh extension of that three-fold mission. This three-day event will feature notable speakers, engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking opps and optional, intimate pre- and post-conference workshops in Lancaster, Pa. August 7-9. Registration opens December 1.
http://conference.hippocampusmagazine.com/about/


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Calls for Submissions - October 2014

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.

Contests


Atlantis Award for Poetry – great opportunity for graduate students

The Poet’s Billow, an organization dedicated to increasing the exposure of poetry, is extending their deadline for the Atlantis Award to November 1st.
Submission guidelines: http://thepoetsbillow.org/poetry-awards/the-atlantis-award/

Fiction Writing Contest

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival's Fiction Contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. The deadline is: November 16th.  Molly Antopol, author of the acclaimed short story collection, The UnAmericans, will judge.  (Their one-act play contest deadline is November 1.)
http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/fiction-contest/

Chapbook Award for Short Fiction or Poems 

The Black River Chapbook Competition is a semi-annual prize from Black Lawrence Press for a chapbook of short fiction or poems. Entries should be between 16 and 36 pages in length. The winner will receive $500 and publication. Submissions are accepted via submittable now through October 31st.
Complete submission guidelines.

Ekphrastic Poetry Competition sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. 

Writers are invited to submit original poems inspired by five works of art shown on ARTlines2 web site, on the MFAH's web site and on view at the Museum. The deadline for entries is midnight November 30, 2014. A total of 45 poems by winners and finalist will be published with the accompanying artworks in an ekphrastic poetry anthology for ARTlines2. Cash prizes will also be awarded.
http://artlines2.net/guidelines/

Alice James Books Poetry Award 

Alice James Books is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts to the Inaugural Alice James Award (formerly the Beatrice Hawley Award) postmarked through November 1, 2014. The Alice James Award welcomes submissions from emerging as well as established U.S. poets. The winner receives $2,000, book publication, and distribution through Consortium. In addition to the winning manuscript, one or more additional manuscripts may be chosen for publication as the Editor’s Choice. http://www.alicejamesbooks.org

The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize

Sponsored by Ballymaloe Cookery School and The Moth magazine, this contest offers huge prizes. Closing date is December 31.
More details at themothmagazine.com

2015 William Matthews Poetry Prize 

Sponsored by the Asheville Poetry Review and judged by Garrett Hongo, this contest offers cash prizes for first, second place. Deadline is January 15, 2015.
http://www.ashevillepoetryreview.com/

Poetry Society of America Annual Poetry Awards 

Each year from October to December the Poetry Society holds a variety of contests for poets at all stages of their careers. Contests center on specific themes, age groups, and other parameters. Accepting Submissions October 1st—December 22nd.
See award descriptions at http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/individual/

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award 

Briefly. Deadline 10/31. Max 3,000 words. Cash prizes.
http://www.glimmertrainpress.com/writer/html/index2.asp


Submissions


Share Your MFA Experience 

The MFA Years posts content related to creative writing programs located in the United States and internationally. All of the content is generated by current creative writing students and alumni. They are looking for students and alumni interested in contributing a guest post about some aspect of creative writing and graduate school and/or being interviewed about their program.
Visit their submissions page for details http://themfayears.com/submissions/

Embodied Effigies Needs Flash Nonfiction for Print Issue 

Embodied Effigies literary magazine is open for submissions for its fifth issue. They are doing a special print issue with a flash nonfiction theme. Deadline 11/30 for Issue 5. Features always accepted.
http://effigiesmag.com/submissions/

Fearless Writers Sought for Ghost Town MFA Journal

Ghost Town, the national literary journal of the MFA program at California State University San Bernardino, is looking for fearless and inventive fiction, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We publish two online issues per year. Deadline is November 10 for Issue 7!
http://ghosttownlitmag.com/submit/

Accepting Short Stories and Poems about Relationships 

Literature Today, an International Journal of contemporary literature, is inviting poems and short stories for its second issue. The theme of our January 2015 issue is 'Relationships'.
http://literaturetodayjournal.webs.com/


All Genres Welcome at Rowan University Literary Magazine 

Glassworks, the literary magazine of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing graduate program is seeking nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. We are currently reading until December 15, 2014. 
www.rowanglassworks.org.

Thin Air Looking for Original Work, Reviews or Interviews for Print and On-line 

Thin Air is an annual print publication with a web magazine. The publication is managed by the graduate students of Northern Arizona University’s MA and MFA programs. Submissions for the 21st issue of Thin Air will be accepted until December 15, 2014. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts are printed, as well as book reviews and interviews for the on-line magazine.
http://thinairmagazine.org/

Heavy Metal Inspired Fiction 

Despumation is a literary journal of short fiction based on/inspired by extreme heavy metal music. Also open to poetry and non-fiction. Rolling submissions.
http://despumationpress.com/

Barking Sycamores “Doors of Perception” theme 

Barking Sycamores is a literary journal publishing poetry, short fiction (1000 words or less), and art by neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists. They are seeking poetry, short fiction, and art for Issue 4, Winter/Spring 2015. Theme: “The Doors of Perception.” Pieces about doors, perception, and vision are welcome as well as ekphrastic work based on the works of William Blake, Aldous Huxley, or the American rock band The Doors. However, in the end, artists may submit poetry, short fiction, and visual art that interpret the theme as broadly or as narrowly as desired. They also seek essays on neurodivergence and how it impacts the creation of literary works. Submission period: October 1 – November 30, 2014.
http://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

Tahoma Literary Review Interested in Nonfiction Narratives 

A professional pay journal, Tahoma Literary Review is looking for narrative nonfiction up to 6,000 words. or flash submissions (up to 2,000 words).
Guidelines are available at http://tahomaliteraryreview.com/guidelines/#nonfiction.

Mason's Road seeks submissions on the theme "Memory"

Mason's Road is now accepting your best Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, and Craft Essays. The theme for Issue #10 is “Memory,” and they are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic. Submissions period ends November 15, 2014.
Submission guidelines at http://www.masonsroad.com/submission-guidelines/.

3Elements for Winter: Wring, Respite, Smudge 

3Elements is currently accepting stories, poems, nonfiction, art, and photography for our sixth issue, due January 1st. Stories and poems must include the following elements: Wring, Respite, and Smudge. Art and photography need only represent one element.  You can also enter one of their contests--for poetry (judged by Ravi Shankar) and for fiction (judged by Susan Tepper). Submission fee is $10, deadline is March 1. See their website for a list of themes to incorporate and more submission details.
http://3elementsreview.com/

Gulf Coast Journal Accepting Regular Submissions

Gulf Coast Journal is accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for their print issue until March 1st. They have a $2.00 reading fee. GCOnline accepts submissions for Exclusives year-round. Online publication exposes your work to an audience of 10,000 unique page views, and 11,000 twitter followers.  
Submissions details.



Other


Online Writing Class Discounts for MFA Students and Alumni 

To celebrate their third year of offering online writing classes, 24PearlStreet: The Fine Arts Work Center Online is offering a 50% discount on classes to all current and former MFA students. Students can study one-on-one with renowned poets and writers like Carolyn Forche, Mary Gaitskill, and Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Harding.
For a full list of offerings, please visit www.fawc.org/24PearlStreet.

Join the Crew of Drunken Boat  

Drunken Boat, one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts and the winner of a South by Southwest Web Award, is adding to our staff. Applicants with familiarity with working online and working in publishing are preferred. This is a great opportunity to be involved in an independent publisher that publishes books and a highly-acclaimed journal and that reaches over a hundred thousand unique visitors annually worldwide. Positions available include Non-fiction Reader, Publicity and Marketing director, and AWP/Readings Coordinator.
Read more at www.drunkenboat.com.

Writing Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts 

Since 1968, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging writers. Writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 - April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. The deadline for the 2015-16 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2014.
Details: fawc.org/writers

Baltic Writing Residency Opportunities in Kentucky or Latvia 

The Baltic Writing Residency has extended its submission period for the 2 - 8 week long residency at Bernheim Forest (in KY) to February 1st. The residency can be spent any time of year. The deadline for applications to the month-long residency in Riga, Latvia is December 15th. 
http://balticresidency.com/

Best Poems Submissions

The Muse is seeking poetry submissions for CONTEMPORARY POETRY-AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRESENT DAY BEST POEMS (VOLUME-2)’.
For submission guidelines please visit: http://themuse.webs.com/newsandevents.htm


Friday, September 12, 2014

Calls for Submissions - September 2014

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. 

Red Wolf Journal seeking poetry on theme "celebration and ritual"

Red Wolf Journal is an online international poetry journal that is published quarterly. They are inviting emerging and established poets to submit their work for publication in the Fall 2014 issue, which has the general theme of "celebration and ritual." Feel free to follow this theme as broadly or specifically as you wish. Deadline for submissions is September 25, 2014.
Submission guidelines are at http://redwolfjournal.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/fall-2014-issue-3/.

The Puritan's annual literary contest for poetry and fiction

The deadline to enter poetry and fiction submissions to The Puritan's annual literary contest, The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is September 30. This year’s contest features $2000 in cash prizes, publication, and prize pack of books valued at over $750 each! This year’s winning entries will be chosen by celebrated Canadian authors Margaret Atwood and Zsuzsie Gartner.
http://puritan-magazine.com/submissions/

Indiana Faith and Writing Conference October 31 - November 1, 2014

You’ve just finished your first publishable work and you’re wondering where to turn next. Come to the Indiana Faith and Writing Conference (directed by our own Heather Gemmen Wilson)—a two-day event at Anderson University (Indiana) that focuses on helping writers get published. You’ll be able to attend seminars on how to write proposals, why and how to work with agents, and other useful information. Most importantly, you’ll have an opportunity to pitch your work to editors and agents. Additionally, all conferees may enter the IFWC writing contest for cash prizes, which is judged by publishing professionals.
http://www.faithandwriting.com

Tahoma Literary Review Interested in Nonfiction Narratives

Tahoma Literary Review, a professional pay journal, is looking for narrative nonfiction up to 6000 words.  We're also open to flash submissions (up to 2,000 words). We are dedicated not only to publishing the best new poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, but also to paying our writers professional rates, promoting our contributors and helping their work find an audience. We publish a diverse selection of writers. All selections for publication come through the submission portal; we do not solicit writing from individual authors. We believe this ensures a fair and transparent selection process. Guidelines are available at http://tahomaliteraryreview.com/guidelines/#nonfiction.

Philip Levine Poetry Book Prize

Sponsored by the MFA Program at California State University, this contest awards one winner with a $2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press.  Deadline is September 30, 2014. Full guidelines, as well as the link for online submissions and online payments, can be found at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/english/graduate/mfa/levine.html

2014 American Literary Review Awards Open for Submissions

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring 2015 online issue of the American Literary Review will be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay.  Deadline is October 1, 2014. 
http://www.americanliteraryreview.com/contest.html


Missouri Review prizes in Fiction, Poetry and Nonfiction

The Missouri Review’s 24th Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction is now open for submissions. First-place winners in each category receive a prize of $5,000, plus a feature in our spring issue and paid travel to our gala reading and reception in Columbia, Missouri. Contest finalists will receive cash prizes and have their work considered for publication as well.  This opportunity is open to both emerging and established writers. October 1, 2014 deadline.
http://www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/.

2015 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize for Women

The 2015 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry is open for submission until October 31, 2014. This contest is open to American women who have yet to publish a full-length book. The winner receives publication with Persea, $1,000.00, and the option of an expenses paid six-week residency in Italy.
www.perseabooks.com

Mason's Road seeks submissions on the theme "Memory"

Mason's Road is now accepting your best Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, and Craft Essays. The theme for Issue #10 is “Memory,” and they are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic.

Submissions period runs for three months: August 15 – November 15, 2014.  You can submit for free any time during our submissions period, and your work will be given thorough consideration for publication. Or, you can submit with a $10 fee, and your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Literary Prize, which includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry. Please look here for submission guidelines.


Fogged Clarity Chicago Arts Review accepting submissions

Fogged Clarity is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art and music for their Winter 2014 edition. Submission guidelines are not stringent—we consider only the caliber of the work. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed. Please note that we do not accept genre fiction or poetry. For comprehensive submissions guidelines please visit: http://foggedclarity.com/about/submissions/

Essaying the Body Electric New Essay Contest

Welcome Table Press is pleased to announce its first essay contest, Essaying the Body Electric. The winning submissions will be selected by judge Robert Atwan, series editor of Best American Essays. Five cash prizes will be awarded. The winning submissions will be published as part of a new online series and eventually, in a print anthology. October 1 deadline.
Complete guidelines at https://welcometablepress.submittable.com/submit.

So to Speak Contests and Journal Submissions

So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art is now open for submissions. Additionally, our nonfiction contest judged by Jennifer Percy and our poetry contest are open for submissions. So to Speak welcomes both new and established writers of all genders, writing about all topics. We are looking for strong, artistic work that is asks questions, inspires, takes risks, and promotes reflection.  Submissions will be accepted until October 15. Check out our guidelines here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/submit/

Tiferet Journal submission open now through December

Tiferet Journal is now accepting submissions in poetry, prose, and art.  They look for high-quality creative work that expresses spiritual experiences and/or promotes tolerance.
http://tiferetjournal.com/submit/

Arizona State University's Canyon Voices Open for Submissions

Canyon Voices is looking for writers and artists to submit to the Fall 2014 edition! We are in need of your blooming talent. The deadline for submission is October 21, 2014. Please consider sharing your pieces with us. We look forward to hearing from you all! 
canyonvoices.asu.edu/submission

Black River Chapbook Competition

The Fall 2014 Black River Chapbook Competition is now open to submissions of poetry and short fiction through October 31, 2014. Full guidelines

3Elements Literary Review Reveals Winter Themes and Annual Contests

3Elements is currently accepting stories, poems, nonfiction, art, and photography for our sixth issue, due January 1st. Stories and poems must include the following elements: Wring, Respite, and Smudge. Art and photography need only represent one element. 

You can also enter one of their contests--for poetry (judged by Ravi Shankar) and for fiction (judged by Susan Tepper).  Submission fee is $10, deadline is March 1.  See their website for a list of themes to incorporate and more submission details. 
http://3elementsreview.com/

Gulf Coast Journal Accepting Regular Submissions

Gulf Coast Journal is accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for their print issue until March 1st. They have a $2.00 reading fee. GCOnline accepts submissions for Exclusives year-round. Online publication exposes your work to an audience of 10,000 unique page views, and 11,000 twitter followers.  
Submissions details.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ashland MFA Recognized in BAE Notables List

Congratulations are in order for MFA nonfiction faculty members whose essays have been recognized as Notable Essays in the 2014 Best American Essays anthology.

Sarah M. Wells, the MFA program administrative director and current nonfiction MFA student, also appears in the notables list for her Brevity essay, "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation."

Congratulations!