Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Calls for Submissions - February 2012

Memoir(and) Call for Submissions

Memoir Journal's Winter Submission Period is about to close (February 16), and we are still looking for authentic, outstanding, and memorable personal narratives to publish. Our contest in prose, poetry, photography, and graphic memoir is open to everyone, with no entry fees or additional costs to submit. If you have a memoir you want to share for possible publication, please visit our website at and learn more about our submission process. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Madison at or give us a call at our Emeryville, California office at 510.594.1849.

Hot Metal Bridge Call for Submissions

Hot Metal Bridge is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for our next issue! Our fall issue was brimming with a wealth of great writing (fiction from Tara Laskowski, poetry from Oliver de la Paz, interviews with Evan Ratliff, Wells Tower, Josh Barkin, and Terrance Hayes) and our Spring 2012 issue is gearing up to be even better! We'd love to have your best work in our best issue yet.

Please take a look at our past issues ( then visit our submission manager at to send us your work. The submission deadline is March 15th.

Gulf Coast Contests Call for Submissions

Submissions for the annual Gulf Coast Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are now open.

We’re currently accepting entries for the 2012 Gulf Coast Prizes. This year we are offering prize money of $1,500 for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry winners, plus $250 for two runners-up in each genre. That’s a total of $6,000 in prizes. The winners will be published in Gulf Coast 25.1, to be released in fall 2012, as well as on our website.

View our contest guidelines and send us your work!

Deadline: March 15, 2012

Barely South Review Call for Submissions

Barely South Review is now accepting submissions for our September 2012 issue! We’re looking for unpublished poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and art.

Check out our January 2012 issue featuring interviews with the likes of Joy Williams and Naomi Shihab Nye:, and find our submission guidelines here:

We’re also accepting entries to the inaugural Norton Girault Literary prize! One fiction story will win $1,000 and publication in Barely South Review. The guest judge this year is Cristina Garcia. Complete guidelines and entry form can be found here:

Deadline for September 2012 issue submissions is March 31st. Deadline for entries to the Norton Girault Literary Prize is February 29th, 2012.

Yemassee Journal Poetry Contest

Yemassee Journal at the University of South Carolina announces its Annual Pocataligo Poetry Contest 2012, now accepting entries through March 31st.  The winning poem receives $500 and publication, two-runners up receive publication, and all writers who submit will receive a copy of the issue featuring the winner. Full guidelines are available at

CutBank Literary Magazine
Chapbook Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2012
Entry Fee: $17

A prize of $1,000, 25 author copies, and publication by CutBank will be given annually for a poetry or prose chapbook. CutBank editors will judge. Between January 1 and March 31, 2012, submit a manuscript of 25-40 pages with a $17 entry fee. Reading fee includes a copy of CutBank 77 upon its release in summer 2012. Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts are welcome. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Guernica Magazine Job Opportunity

Two unpaid editorial positions are open at Guernica Magazine.  Visit for more information.

Texas Review Press Contests

Texas Review Press announces two poetry competitions - the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Competition  (deadline July 15) and the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Competition (deadline June 15).  Visit for more information.

The Third Basil Bunting Poetry Award 2012

Judge: August Kleinzahler
First Prize £1250.00 Second Prize £500.00 Third Prize £250.00
Three commendations of £75.00 each

Having had winning poems from America in previous years we are delighted to have August Kleinzahler as our judge and look forward to more poems from the USA.

Closing date for entries 30 June 2012.

Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony to be held at Sedbergh near Briggflatts Cumbria on 22 September 2012.

Without obligation the work of the winners and of those commended will be read by Neil Astley Editor of Bloodaxe Books.

For full details of entry and conditions please go to

Barnstorm Journal Call for Submissions

Barnstorm, the online literary magazine sponsored by the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire, is seeking submissions! 

Established in 2007, Barnstorm reads, publishes, and archives poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on a rolling basis and is always accepting new submissions.  We seek to publish refreshing, thought-provoking work that grabs our attention and stays with us.  You can read Barnstorm by guiding your web browser to

In addition to writing, Barnstorm also routinely publishes art work. Submission guidelines for written and visual works are located at

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