Monday, April 16, 2012

Calls for Submissions - April 2012

The Cupboard's Second-Ever Contest Deadline Extended

Reading now to April 30

Prize: $500 & publication
Judge: Maud Casey

The Cupboard has extended the deadline for its first-ever contest. We'll be accepting submissions through Monday, April 30. The winning author will receive $500 and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume. We're looking for prose submissions between 4k and 10k words. In the past, we've published short stories, essays, collections of flash fiction and prose poems, and combinations thereof. Send us your best work. Submissions are received and read anonymously, and all submissions are eligible for regular publication. Contest fee is just $10. Maud Casey will serve as final judge.

To submit, go to:

Please email with any questions.

The 34th Nimrod Literary Awards
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction & The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Contest Rules
Contest Begins: January 1, 2012

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2012

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.  Author's name must not appear on the manuscript.  Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone & email. "Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. Manuscripts will not be returned. Include SASE for results only.  If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s Web site. Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2012 to enter the contest.  Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication. 

Entry/Subscription Fee: $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).  Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee.  Make checks payable to Nimrod.

Send to:

Nimrod Journal
Literary Contest--Fiction or Poetry
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104  

2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
$2,500 for a First Book of Poems

This prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press. The winner and the competition's judge will give a reading together on the Kent State campus. The 2011 winner was Wet by Carolyn Creedon, chosen by Edward Hirsch; the 2012 winner will be chosen by Dorianne Laux. Submission deadline is May 1.

For full guidelines visit

C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis Call for Submissions

The following writing contest announcement may be of interest to graduate students in your program interested in creative non-fiction.

In preparation for our upcoming Jung in the Heartland conference (Sept 2013), we are inviting submissions of essays or creative non-fiction on the theme of the conference:

Healing through the Numinous

First Place - $1000
Second Place - $500
Third Place - $250

Complete details can be found at our website:

Best Regards,

The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis

In honor of our upcoming tenth anniversary, we’ve created a whole new contest: The Beacon Street Prize for both Fiction and Poetry! Whoever submits our favorite story and poem will EACH receive $500 as well as publication in issue 10.1 (Fall/Winter 2012). And we’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve lined up two incredible judges: Michael Kimball for fiction and Todd Boss for poetry.

The contest opens on February 15, 2012 and will close on May 30, 2012. The entry fee is $15 for either one story (maximum 8,000 words) or up to three poems. Plus, everyone who enters will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Redivider! To submit, head over to We can’t wait to read your work!

Lunch Ticket Call for Submissions

It’s my pleasure to invite you to submit original works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art and images to Lunch Ticket, a new biannual online literary journal produced by the M.F.A. community of Antioch University Los Angeles.  Edited by AULA M.F.A. in Creative Writing students and advised by M.F.A. Core Faculty, Lunch Ticket will include literary work by both established and new writers from across the nation and beyond. 
The AULA M.F.A. Program is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social justice.  The editors of Lunch Ticket share the vision and values of the M.F.A. community, but are nevertheless committed to publishing the finest literary writing and art, regardless of content or theme.
Lunch Ticket will also include interviews with established writers such as Natasha Trethewey, Rick Moody, and Aimee Bender.
The reading periods are as follows:
  • Summer Issue:  March 1st to May 1st
  • Winter Issue:  September 1st to November 1st
Submission Guidelines are found at: 
Lunch Ticket will officially launch on June 1, 2012.  The premier issue will include some work that reflects and examines the “occupy” and other social justice movements, world-wide.  However, submissions on any topic or theme are welcome.
Queries should be directed to the following email address:

The Pubscriber Call for Submissions

The Pubscriber is now open for submissions! We will be accepting fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, and photography submissions until June 15. We are seeking fresh, developed, and polished talent to be featured in our inaugural issue. For more information and submission guidelines please visit our website. We look forward to reading your work.

The Pubscriber is a new literary journal brought to you by the creative minds at Pubslush Press. Our main goal is to foster and nurture the necessary bond between artists and their audience.

2012 Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize
For Psychoanalytically Informed Essays in the Arts and Humanities, Bio-behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences

First Prize: $1000

The essay should not be more than 30 pages in length and should not have been published or submitted for publication. The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize is open to anyone regardless of institutional status or affiliation.

Applicants are requested to include their name on the cover letter only. Judges are blinded to authors’ names. The winning essay will be presented at a meeting of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and we will support publication in a psychoanalytic journal such as American Imago or Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.

Entries are due July 31, 2012

Essays should be electronically submitted to: with title: “Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Essay Prize”

Essay Prize Committee: Scott Dowling, M.D., Murray Goldstone, M.D., Laura Hengehold, Ph.D

Previous Winning Essays

2009 – “The Lack of Sources: Or, What Reading Lacan Can Teach Us about Academic Writing”, T. Kenny Fountain, Ph.D

2010 - “Clinging to Love, Loving to Cling – Race and Sexuality in James Baldwin’s Another Country “, Bryan Conn, Ph.D.

2011 – “Evolution of Traumatic Narratives: Impact of the Holocaust on Three Children of Survivors,” Nanette Auerhahn, Ph.D.

Our thanks to Drs. Anna and Thomas Janicki for making this prize possible.

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