Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Calls for Submissions, November 2011

Each month, the Ashland University low-residency MFA program compiles a list of calls for submissions and upcoming contests, which is then distributed through the program's electronic newsletter.  To have your contest or journal included, email mfa@ashland.edu with a brief description and a link to the contest guidelines.

Submissions are now open for LUMINA's 2012 Issue, and for our Poetry Contest!

We are seeking submissions of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry for this year’s issue of LUMINA. The Poetry Contest will be judged by acclaimed poet Carolyn ForchĂ© and will award a $500 First Place prize.

Deadline for all submissions is November 15, 2011.


Mason’s Road Call for Submissions

The submission period for Mason’s Road literary journal issue 4 is now open. We’re seeking engaging fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, drama (stage or screen), art, craft essays, and audio drama. Each issue is devoted to an element of craft, and the theme for issue 4 is Image.

Mason’s Road’s first issue was launched in July 2010 as an e-publication with a strong reach into the literary community. It’s a collaborative effort among all graduate students at Fairfield University’s low-residency Creative Writing program, founded in 2008 on inspirational Enders Island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. Renowned poet Ravi Shankar is this semester’s faculty advisor. Our submission manager will close on November 15th. Please see our complete submission guidelines at:


In the meantime, enjoy our Arc-themed issue 3. We’re excited about it.


PRISM Contests

PRISM's 2011/2012 contests are now open, so getcher entries in!!

Entry fees for all contests are $28, and additional entries can be added for $7 each. Every participant receives a one-year subscription to PRISM international. Works of translation are eligible.

The Nonfiction Contest is first up, with a deadline of November 30, 2011. The grand prize is $1500, and this contest is being judged by Amber Dawn, a writer, filmmaker and performance artist based in Vancouver. She is the author of the novel Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010), and editor of the Lambda Award-nominated Fist of the Spider Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008).

The Poetry Contest also has a January 30, 2012 deadline. Each entry can be up to three poems. A $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best poem and the winner receives publication and payment in our poetry and fiction contest issue. $300 and $200 are awarded to runners-up. This year's poetry judge is Jen Currin, author of three books of poetry: The Sleep of Four Cites (Anvil Press, 2005); Hagiography (Coach House, 2008); and The Inquisition Yours (Coach House, 2010), which is shortlisted for the 2011 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and the Audre Lorde Poetry Award.

Contest entries must be sent to PRISM through snail mail, accompanied by an entry form and cheque or receipt of credit card payment. For entry forms and the option to pay fees by credit card, please visit PRISM's contest page.

Entries can be sent to:

PRISM international
Creative Writing Program
The University of British Columbia
BUCH E462-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

The Brooklyn Review Call for Submissions

The Brooklyn Review is published annually by Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Begun almost 30 years ago by Allen Ginsberg, The Brooklyn Review has been overseen throughout its history by esteemed writers such as L.S. Asekoff, Amy Hempel, Josh Henkin, and Jonathan Baumbach. We’ve been honored to publish work by Sapphire, Wayne Koestenbaum, Young Jean Lee, T Cooper, Ann Lauterbach, and David Levinson. While traditionally having published only poetry, short fiction, plays, and visual art, The Brooklyn Review is expanding to include multimedia works as well as interviews with working writers and artists.

The editors invite submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, photography, artwork, short films, and multimedia pieces from September 1st until December 15th.

Manuscripts, films, and multimedia work must be submitted via mail and include a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) and a cover letter (including name, address, email address, phone number, and titles of submitted work(s)). To ensure a fair selection process, we ask that writers do not include their names or pen names on manuscripts.

Please address your submission to the relevant editor (see the About page at www.brooklynreview.org for updated staff information), and send to the following address:

The Brooklyn Review
English Department
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Visit http://www.brooklynreview.org/ for more information.

Snail Mail Review Call for Submissions

Snail Mail Review is an up-and-coming literary journal. The editors are now seeking submissions for the third issue. Submissions are open now until December 31, 2011. We would love to receive a submission from you. We accept all genres of poetry and short fiction. Attached is a flier with all the specific submission guidelines. There is No Pay for accepted submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy as payment. No online submissions are accepted. Online submissions are only accepted from over seas & Canada. Feel free to redistribute this flier to other writers as you see fit. If you are interested in submitting, pleasesend 3-5 poems of no more than 35 lines and/or 1-7 pages of fiction to:

Snail Mail Review
c/o Kris Price
3000 Coffee Rd
Chateau Apt #B6
Modesto, CA 95355

No online submissions.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at snailmailreview@gmail.com.

Star Mill Review Call for Submissions

The Star Mill Review, Penn State University’s new online literary journal, is accepting submissions October 3-December 31, 2011.

VISIT US AT: http://www.starmillreview.com/

The Star Mill Review publishes short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Edited by students in the MFA program in creative writing and the MFA program in visual arts at The Pennsylvania State University, The Star Mill Review favors no particular niche or school in its search for thought-provoking and exquisitely-crafted work. We're looking for poems, stories, essays, and visual art that incite an enduring emotional response. We look forward to seeing your best work.

Merton Institute for Contemplative Living Poetry of the Sacred Contest

The Annual Poetry of the Sacred contest is now accepting submissions. The guidelines follow:

First Prize, $500; Three Honorable Mention Prizes, $100 each.

Winning Poems will be published in The Merton Seasonal, a publication of scholarly articles about noted spiritual leader Thomas Merton and will be posted on the Merton Institute web site: http://www.mertoninstitute.org/.

Only ONE unpublished poem type written in English may be submitted per poet.

Please limit the poem to no more than 100 lines.

Type your name, address, phone numberemail address, and the title of your poem on a cover page. Attach (1) one copy of your titled poem to the cover page.

Submit your poem on a page with no identifying information. All identifying information should be on your cover page. Include a submission fee of $15.00 with the poem.

Poems will not be accepted via email. The poem must be sent via through the postal service.
Deadline to submit poems is January 31, 2012.

Submit poem to: Merton Institute, 415 West Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40202. Include the $15 submission fee payable to The Merton Institute.

No poems will be returned.

Poems will be judged on literary excellence, spiritual tenor, and human authenticity.

Winners will be announced by April 1, 2012. Please visit the Institute website for contest results.

The Pinch Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry 2012

Sponsored by the Hohenberg Foundation

Fiction First Prize: $1,500.00. Judged by Justin Torres.

Poetry First Prize: $1,000.00. Judged by Nicky Beer.


December 15th – March 1. Entries not postmarked within the reading period will be discarded unread.


All entries are considered for publication. First, second, and third place winners will be selected from each category. The first place fiction winner, along with all three poetry winners, will be published in the Spring issue following announcement. Second and third place winners in fiction will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Due to the high volume of submissions, any prize winners will be ineligible for contest participation for three years.


1. $20 for the first entry; $10 for each subsequent entry. Fiction entries should not exceed 5,000 words. An “entry” in the poetry contest is 1-3 poems, and please include $10 for each group of three after the initial entry. Poems need not be related. Please make checks payable to The University of Memphis Foundation. No cash, please. The $20 entry fee also includes one issue of The Pinch. Additional postage charge for international subscriptions.

2. A cover sheet with the author’s contact information: name, address, phone number, and email address. The author’s contact information should notappear on the manuscript itself. Entries that do not adhere to this policy will be discarded unread. Please notify us if your address or email changes.

3. An optional self-addressed stamped postcard for notification of receipt of entry and entry number.



CURA: Literary Magazine for Art and Action Call for Submissions

Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is now accepting submissions. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video in response to current news, we seek to enable an artistic process that is rigorously engaged with the world at the present moment.  Our aim is to seek to integrate literary art publishing with social justice.  We have featured work by Robert Bly, Evie Shockley, Lia Purpura, and Rigoberto Gonzalez.


Noctua Review Call for Submissions

The staff of Noctua Review, the graduate literary journal of Southern Connecticut State University, is seeking submissions of fiction and poetry for its 2012 issue.

In regards to fiction submissions, we are looking for individual pieces (doc, txt, rtf) of up to 3,000 words or multiple pieces totaling no more than 3,000 words. 

For poetry, we accept up to five poems uploaded in a single document (doc, txt, rtf). 

We ask that submitters not include any identifying or contact information on the submissions themselves, rather within their cover letter along with a brief bio.  We only accept electronic submissions via our online submissions manager at http://www.noctuareview.submishmash.com/.

Our complete guidelines are available on our website http://www.noctuareview.wordpress.com/.

Phoebe Call for Submissions

Phoebe is now accepting submissions for its annual contests. The winners and runners-up will be published in our first-ever online issue next year. Submit online and send us the best you’ve got! All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. You may submit multiple entries, but the entry fee must be paid for each new submission.  For more information, visit http://www.phoebejournal.com/?p=1522.

Ginosko Review Call for Submissions

Accepting short fiction & poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, social justice concerns, spiritual insights for GINOSKO LITERARY JOURNAL.

Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts. Receives postal submissions & email—prefer email submissions as attachments in Microsoft Works Word Processor (.wps), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Word (.doc). Copyright reverts to author. Read year around.

Publishing as semiannual ezine. Check downloadable issues on website for tone & style: http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/ Use latest version of Adobe Reader. Downloads free, accept donations.

ezine circulation  7000+. Website traffic 500-750 hits/month.

Also looking for books, art, music to post on website, and links to exchange.

Ginosko Short Fiction Contest, deadline May 1st, $12 entry fee, $500 prize.

Ginosko (ghin-océ-koe)
To perceive, understand, realize, come to know; knowledge that has an inception, a progress, an attainment. The recognition of truth by experience.

Member CLMP.

Ginosko Literary Journal
Robert Paul Cesaretti, Editor
PO Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

Floodwall Magazine Call for Submissions

Floodwall Magazine, a literary journal produced by the graduate students of the University of North Dakota, is pleased to announce its first call for submissions. We are seeking fiction and poetry for both our online and print issues that will debut this spring. We accept fiction and poetry written in any form and across any genre (up to 6,000 words in the fiction category) as long as they address what it means to be human, challenging our expectations and moving us to a place we’ve yet to experience.

Please send any work to floodwallmagazine@gmail.com in an attachment (.doc, .docx, or .rtf format) with the category you are submitting to in the subject line along with a brief bio in the body of the e-mail. We look forward to hearing the voices of both emerging and established writers as well as encountering the work that makes us pause.

For more information please visit us at http://und.edu/orgs/floodwall/homepage.cfm

Sans Serif Literary Journal

We are a student-run publication at the University of Mary Washington seeking to showcase the truth through reality-based artistic forms. Oftentimes, the truth is stranger than fiction and is the only thing you can ever fully rely on.  We are looking for quality, original and exciting works of non-fictional prose, interviews (video or text), and photography to add to our journal.
For more information and details, please visit our website: http://sansserifliteraryjournal.wordpress.com%20or/ submit directly to sansserifliteraryjournal@gmail.com.

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