Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Calls for Submissions - May 2012

Each month the Ashland University MFA Program publishes all calls for submissions and contest announcements it receives.  This month, information is included from A Room of Her Own, Five [Quarterly], Augury Books, Aesthetica, Split Oak Press, Torrey House Press, and Palooka.

Five [Quarterly] Launch
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Five [Quarterly]! Five is an online quarterly publication that provides a home for writers with diverse identities and interests. We publish works by those who pursue writing formally and professionally alongside works by those who may be outside of the literary world but who have a strong sense of story and feeling.

Each quarter we publish five fiction pieces, five poems, and have a rotating committee of five new readers. Our goal is to hear a multitude of voices and support an inclusive reading and writing community.
How can you help?

> Please visit us at www.fivequarterly.org to explore our website
> Take a look at our spring preview issue
> Submit work now through June 15, 2012 for our inaugural summer issue
> Consider volunteering to be a part of our reading committee
> Spread the word to those you think may be interested in submitting to/reading for our publication
> Follow us on Twitter/Tumblr/like us on Facebook

Thank you in advance for your support!

Attention Women Writers - AROHO Contests
Don’t miss A Room of Her Own’s upcoming prize deadlines:

6th Gift of Freedom Award

The 6th $50,000 Gift of Freedom competition will determine finalists from each genre—creative nonfiction, fiction, playwrighting, & poetry. One genre finalist will be awarded the $50,000 Gift of Freedom grant. Along with a $5,000 cash prize, the three remaining finalists for the Gift of Freedom Award receive a professional mentoring session, eligibility to attend a future AROHO Retreat for Women Writers, and the honored distinction of being the finalist in their genre.

Guidelines and application available at www.aroho.org 
Open to any female resident of the U.S.
Postmark Deadline: November 1, 2012
Application Fee: $35.

Orlando Prizes
Award: $1000 and publication for the best unpublished work by a woman in each of four genres—Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.  Winning entries will receive print publication in the Los Angeles Review and AROHO’s website.
Online Application Deadline: 7/31/2012 for all genres.
Fee: $15 per entry (payable via Paypal)

To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize

Award: $1000 for best unpublished poetry collection by a woman, and publication by Red Hen Press.
Postmark Deadline: August 31, 2012
Page limit: 48 to 96 pages
Fee: $20 per entry

Please visit our website at www.aroho.org for Prize instructions and details.

Augury Books Editors' Prize in Poetry

We at Augury Books are delighted to announce that our Editors’ Prize in Poetry will be open for submissions between May 1st–July 31st, 2012. Augury Books is an independent press based in New York City. Committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers, Augury Books seeks to reaffirm the diversity of the reading public. The editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work. With this in mind, Augury Books refuses to accept contest submissions from writers who are personally acquainted with the press or the judge. Authors who do have personal connections of this nature are asked to send a query letter for general publication instead.

Editors' Prize Guidelines

-The winner will receive a $750 honorarium and publication with Augury Books as well as 20 complimentary copies of the book. Additional copies can be purchased at a discounted price.
-This contest is open to anyone, except personal friends, colleagues or former students of the editors.
-Multiple submissions are accepted as long as each manuscript is submitted individually with separate reading fees.
-All entries will be considered for publication.
-Submit 40-75 pages of poetry and an acknowledgments page. Please do not include a bio.
-Entry Fee: $20
-Entries can be submitted and further information obtained at www.augurybooks.com

Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition is now open for entries! The competition celebrates and champions creative writing, nurturing talent and bringing work to international attention. Aesthetica is inviting all writers and poets to submit to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition 2012. There are two categories for entry, Poetry and Short Fiction, and a selection of fantastic prizes including:

  • £500 prize money – Poetry winner 
  • £500 prize money – Short Fiction winner 
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 
  • Complimentary copy of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 
  • A selection of books from our competition partners 
  • For more information and to enter please visit: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm 
Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted.

Entry is £10 and allows for the entry of two works into any one category.

Deadline: 31 August 2012.

Split Oak Press Chapbook Contests

Submit your chapbook electronically at www.splitoakpress.com
Winner receives $300 and publication at Split Oak Press

Torrey House Press Call for Submissions

Torrey House Press is once again open for manuscript submissions.  At THP we publish fiction and nonfiction with an American West/environmental theme.  We are looking in particular for creative and compelling nonfiction storytelling written for a general audience and for literary fiction with a nonfiction, natural world theme.  We believe that lively, philosophical, literary storytelling can help create the public awareness necessary to inform an enlightened way of land stewardship in the New West.

If you think you have such a work let us have a look at it via our submission manager on our website.

Palooka Call for Submissions

Our literary journal, Palooka, is seeking new material for an upcoming issue, and we would love to check out pieces by your creative writing students. If you would please forward this call for submissions to them, we would greatly appreciate it!

Palooka is a nonprofit literary journal seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, graphic short stories, graphic essays, comic strips, artwork, photography, and multimedia for our next issue. We offer print and electronic versions of the journal and offer samples of the published materials online. We're determined to find those writers and artists who are hungry and relevant, flying under the radar, producing great works that are going unnoticed by other journals. We read absolutely everything sent to us, word-for-word, right down to the very last juicy sentence. This is a journal for everyone, but we're really into publishing the up-and-comer, the underdog in the literary battle royale. Give us your best shot. We dare you.

Homepage: http://www.palookajournal.com/

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