Monday, September 16, 2013

Call for Submissions - September 2013

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, in order of deadlines, where posted.



PHILIP LEVINE POETRY BOOK PRIZE 2013
$2000 prize and book publication by Anhinga Press

Final Judge: PHILIP LEVINE
Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2013

Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to “Fresno State (Levine Prize).”

Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee. Online payments can be made via credit or debit card at : http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/english/graduate/mfa/levine.html

Mail Entries to: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry Department of English, Mail Stop PB 98 5245 N. Backer Ave. California State University, Fresno, Fresno, California 93740-8001

For more details visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/english/graduate/mfa/levine.html
or email connieh@csufresno.edu


Standing Rock Chapbook Competition

We are calling for submissions for our fourth annual SRCA Open Poetry Chapbook Competition (to be judged by Melissa Barrett and Robert Miltner). If you are not familiar with our organization, Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit art and educational organization located at 257 North Water Street in downtown Kent, Ohio, whose mission is to build community through the arts. We are named after the historic Standing Rock that is situated in the Cuyahoga River in Portage County, Ohio. We received our 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit status in 2000 and we co-produce regular poetry readings at Last Exit Books in Kent hosted by local poet, Maj Ragain. Our Rock in the River Literary Series launched in 2011 and winners include Jeff Fearnside, Kelly Fordon, and Rick Marlatt.

Deadline: Submissions are open at Submittable and end September 30, 2013 (postmark - September 30th). The winner receives 25 copies and $50. All entrants receive a copy of the winning title.

Please visit our website at www.standingrock.net under our Literary Series link (www.standingrock.net/LiterarySeries.htm) for complete Entry Guidelines and competition information.


Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Deadline

The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce the following fellowship opportunities for writers:

Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship One fellowship for an emerging woman writer who will be a first-time resident at VSC. This award includes a stipend of $1,250 to help cover expenses associated with taking the residency.

NEA Literature in Translation Fellowship One award for an outstanding literary translator, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cave Canem Foundation Fellowship One award for an African American poet who is a current or former Cave Canem fellow.

These are just a few of the 31 fellowships available at our October 1st deadline--other awards include 16 open merit-based fellowships, 3 awards for visual artists touched by cancer, and more. Learn about all of our current fellowship opportunities at
www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships.

Applications are due by October 1st, 2013. Apply at www.vermontstudiocenter.org/apply or vsc.slideroom.com.


Kenyon Review Fellowships

Kenyon Review is now accepting applications through October 1st for a two-year writing fellowship program in Gambier, Ohio with teaching and editorial opportunities. Stipend of $32,500 per year, plus benefits.  Visit http://www.kenyonreview.org/programs/fellowship/ for more information.


Embodied Effigies

Co-edited by Catherine Roberts (current MFA student), Embodied Effegies is now accepting submissions for issue #4.  Visit  http://effigiesmag.com for more information.


The Muse

'The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' calls
for submission for December 2013 issue: (www.themuse.webs.com)

Submission guidelines
1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished (both print and online, not even published on blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio data. A cover letter would be nice but is not mandatory.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Style sheet (7th edition).

4. E-mail your poems, essays and research papers to themuseindia@gmail.com . Response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

5. With poem/ research paper the poet/author is requested to submit a statement of originality of work.

6. You can also send your latest poetry book for review. Before sending it drop an email to themuseindia@gmail.com

7. PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSION IN A SEPARATE EMAIL. POEMS SHOULD BE PASTED IN THE BODY OF EMAIL.

YOU CAN READ JUNE 2013 ISSUE AT http://themuse.webs.com/latestissues.htm


Floodwall

We are now accepting submissions in fiction and poetry for our fourth issue, scheduled for publication this December. Our submission deadline is October 1st, but all submissions received after this date will be considered for our Spring 2014 issue. Follow the link to Floodwall to view our submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work.

Floodwall Magazine is an international journal of literary fiction and poetry that works to serve both the writers it publishes and the literary community of the University of North Dakota. We seek to accomplish this by accepting and publishing the very best in writing, featuring contemporary writers in a twice-yearly online publication. Floodwall is edited and produced by graduate students of the University of North Dakota Department Of English.


Alice James Books Contests

Alice James Books Kinereth Gensler and Beatrice Hawley Awards. The postmark deadlines for the manuscripts are October 1, 2013 and December 1, 2013, respectively.

We encourage both new and established poets to submit to our competitions. 


Bernheim Forest Writing Residency

The Bernheim Forest Writing Residency is offered through the Baltic Writing Residency, at Bernheim Arboretum& Research Forest, and is located in a beautiful, 14,000 acre forest and nature preserve located near Louisville, KY. It is important to note that the writer has an immense amount of say as to when they occupy the residency, having the ability to delay beginning the residency for up to a year of being awarded the residency. Also, residents are welcome to bring their partners and/or their dogs.

The writer receives a $500 honorarium, and resides, for at least 4 weeks, and up to 12 weeks, in a furnished cabin, on the grounds ofBernheim offering all of the modern domestic necessities. The period of the residency is dependent, in part, on Bernheim's overall schedule of visiting artists and writers, but will begin no earlier than late summer 2013.

The goal in all of Bernheim’s activities is to help realize its mission of connecting the people with nature. To that end, Bernheim staff will be available to meet with writers to share their area of expertise and to provide insight and knowledge about the forest and arboretum. Access to a car, for local travel, as needed, is provided. The only requirement of the writer, other than residing at Bernheim for the 4- to 12-week period of the residency, is that they take part in one to two readings arranged by the BWR and Bernheim, during their stay.

Applications must be made only by those living outside of Kentucky, and by those writing in English (translations are not admissible). Applications are read by an anonymous committee of judges composed of one member of the English Department of Harvard University, one poet of recognized standing, and one fiction writer of recognized standing. The application fee is $16.00.

For the Bernheim Writer in Residence all of the below should be included in a Single WORD or PDF document submitted through Submittable, with a deadline of October 1st, 2013 (which may be extended).
* A 200 - 300 word statement of purpose that discusses how the writers work has OR, once at Bernheim, will reflect (on) the natural world, keeping in mind that neither this statement of purpose, nor the writer's work need be traditional or conventional in its relationship to the natural world, but may be experimental, conceptual, unconventional, etc., indeed we encourage the widest array possible of relations to the natural world.
* 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of fiction or CNF
* A CV, including a publication list, and your full contact information.
* Contact Information for two references.


Mason's Road

Mason’s Road is looking for submissions for our latest issue. Our submissions period runs for nine weeks: August 26th-October 20th, 2013. We seek to publish the best in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, craft essays, audio, and visual art.

There are two ways to submit to Mason’s Road. 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 Winter Literary Award, which includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry we receive. Please look here for submission guidelines.


Poetry Nook Magazine

We are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the October issue of Poetry Nook Magazine, a monthly journal of poetry and art. To learn more about it and see the submission guidelines, please take a look at https://poetrynook.submittable.com/submit. Submissions will be open through the end of the month; beginning October 1, submissions will begin for the November issue. There are two $100 prizes, one each for best poem and best art submission. This will be announced one month after publication, based on reader feedback and the editors’ judgment. There are no fees to submit your work.

We have also recently come out with a new poetry anthology, The dVerse Anthology: Voices of Contemporary World Poetry, which contains poems from over ninety contemporary poets from around the world. Below is a link to an electronic review book for your convenience; if you would like to write a review or send a blurb, it would be much appreciated.


The San Miguel Writers' Conference and Literary Festival

The San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival is looking for three writers to join us February 12-17, 2014 in Mexico. Submit your poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to our writing contest before November 04, 2013 for a chance to attend the ninth annual writers’ conference free of charge as well as have your lodging paid for during your stay.

Submissions can be made through Submittable at: https://sanmiguelwritersconference.submittable.com/submit

For more information about the writing contest go here: http://sanmiguelwritersconferenceblog.org/2014-writing-contest-guidlines/

More information about the San Miguel Writers’ Conference can be found at: http://sanmiguelwritersconference2014.org/


Thin Air

Thin Air is celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, and we have taken great strides to expand our magazine’s outreach for submissions and generate a wider presence for our 20th volume. For full submission guidelines and to see excerpts from last year’s magazine, please visit our website at thinairmagazine.com. Submission deadline: December 1, 2013.


The Southern Review
Submit to The Southern Review!
Our reading period is now open. Visit our submissions page for details.

Learn more about The Southern Review and the kinds of work we publish by subscribing today. For a special 25% MFA discount, use the code MFA25 when you subscribe.

The Southern Review is one of the nation's premiere literary journals. Hailed by Time as "superior to any other journal in the English language," we have made literary history since our founding in 1935. We publish a diverse array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by the country's-and the world's-most respected contemporary writers.
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Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest

Now in our 13th year, Quercus Review Press, housed in the English Department at Modesto Junior College, CA is proud to offer $1000 to our winner, generous royalties, and 15 author copies. Our books are widely distributed through Amazon, and we vow never to let a poet's book go out of print.

More info can be found at www.quercusreviewpress.com.


The Fat City Review

The Fat City Review is an online magazine that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art. The Review searches for creators, from the established and published, to the emerging and unrecognized. We are open to sundry styles, visions, and genres, so send us your work and help us populate this city, which is as much yours as it is ours.

All submissions are accepted through: Submittable.

Fiction and Nonfiction
Please submit only one piece at a time, maximum 7,000 words. Unless your submission’s style requires otherwise, if possible, please submit your piece in 12 point, Times New Roman, double-spaced font. This just makes our job easier. You will not be rejected for failing to format your submission this way, it would just be nice if you did.

Poetry
Please submit no more than five poems. There is no length limit for poetry, but do not expect an Iliad-size piece to be accepted in whole. We strongly recommend that if you attach your poetry you put all five poems into one document to save us the headache of juggling five separate files.

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