Thursday, November 15, 2012

Calls for Submissions - November 2012

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.

Harpur Palate Call for Contest Submissions
Have you submitted to our Winter/Spring 12.2 issue? If not, consider submitting your best poetry and creative nonfiction to our two writing contests, the annual Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and the brand-new Harpur Palate Prize for Creative Nonfiction. All contest submissions are simultaneously considered for publication. Winners in each contest will receive a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears.

All writers who submit to our contests, which requires a small entry fee of $15, will receive a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. For more specifics, please see our contest guidelines on our website. We accept submissions by mail or through Submittable until Thursday, November 15, so start sending in your best poems and creative nonfiction. All of us here at Harpur Palate are excited and eager to read your work. As always, thanks for being such wonderful readers of and submitters to Harpur Palate!

Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts
For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1­­-April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their Fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work. Former visual arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson. Former writing Fellows--nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books--have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Gl├╝ck, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa. 

The postmark deadline for the 2013-14 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2012.

For details, please visit:

Glassworks Call for Submissions
We are currently accepting work for our upcoming general issue and themed issue. The deadline for our general issue is December 1, 2012. We will accept submissions for our themed issue through March 1, 2013; this year’s theme is “beauty and utility.” Previously showcased or published art and new media are accepted for both issues. Previously published writing is accepted for our themed issue.

In the past we’ve published works by the likes of Oliver de la Paz, Robert Wrigley, James Grabill, Carlos Ramos, and Carolynne Wright so your work would be in good company.

We can be found at

For our second annual Personal Essay Contest, we want to hear about a memorable moment in your life -- the day, or the hour, or the second that changed everything. We urge you to be poignant, reflective, funny. Make us howl with laughter. Make us blubber in our cubicles (we can take it!).

Ladies' Home Journal is a community that shares stories -- and we're dying to hear yours. If you win our essay contest, we'll give you $3,000 and the chance to have your essay published in the Journal. You're free to interpret the topic in whatever way you like, but remember that we value creativity and clarity above all.

Essays will be judged on their emotional power, originality, and the quality of their prose. They should be no more than 2,000 words and ideally typed or written in a Microsoft Word document.

You can enter the contest by e-mailing your submission as an attachment (with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) to or by mailing a copy to Personal Essay Contest, Ladies' Home Journal, 805 Third Ave., 26th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Entries are due by December 7, 2012.

Green Briar Review Call for Submissions
Green Briar Review is now accepting submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, as well as work from undergraduate students for our young writers section, for our first online quarterly issue. Submissions will be considered through December 31 and the winter 2013 issue will go live in mid-January. 

If accepted for publication, each writer will have the option to do a voice recording of his or her work, which will be included with the piece. Please have interested students visit our website at or our Submittable page at


Winner receives $3,000, publication, and 100 copies. Accepting electronic & postal submissions  November 1 - December 31, 2012. Cole Swensen will judge.  Entry fee: $25.00      

All entrants with a U.S. mailing address who pay an extra $3 to cover shipping costs will be mailed a copy of any Omnidawn book of their choice, or a copy of the winning book when it is published.

A complete list of all current Omnidawn titles is available at

For full details about all three of Omnidawn's Poetry Contests (current & future) click here:

Tupelo Press Dorset Prize

Now open for submissions!  September 1 - December 31, 2012.
(postmark or online submission-date)

Final Judge: Kimiko Hahn
Prize: $3,000

Read the full guidelines and submit your manuscript by clicking here.

Soundings Review Call for Submissions
Soundings Review, a bi-annual publication in conjunction with the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, publishes poetry, fiction, children/young adult and nonfiction, including essays and interviews. We read all submissions. 

January 1, 2013 - for Spring/Summer Issue
May 1, 2013 - for Fall/Winter Issue

For more information, visit:
To submit, click here:

Faultline Call for Submissions
Faultline: Journal of Arts and Letters at UC Irvine is accepting submissions for its spring 2013 issue. Faultline welcomes previously unpublished submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, and art. Submissions close February 15, 2013. We look forward to reading your work.

Poetry: up to five poems.
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: up to twenty pages.
Translation: up to five poems and up to twenty pages for fiction and nonfiction translations. Please include the original author’s name.
Art: up to five 8 x 10 color or black and white prints (slides may be necessary if work is accepted for publication).

Please mail all submissions to the address below and indicate on the envelope if your submission is for the fiction or poetry editor. All submissions should include a cover letter with the author’s name, mailing address, email address, and titles of work submitted along with an SASE. Please indicate in the cover letter if it is a simultaneous submission, and contact the editors to withdraw the manuscript upon acceptance elsewhere. Manuscripts will not be returned.

University of California, Irvine  
Department of English 
435 Humanities Instructional Building  

University of California, Irvine     
Irvine, CA 92697-2650

ROAR Magazine Call for Submissions
ROAR Magazine is a print literary journal dedicated to providing a space to showcase women’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art.

We publish literature by emerging and developing writers, as well as interviews with established writers,such as acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Jill McCorkle, who, in our current issue, talks about balancing her life and writing.

ROAR Magazine is now accepting submissions for our 2013 winter issue.

ROAR accepts work that represents a wide spectrum of form, language and meaning.  In other words, don’t worry if your work isn’t specific to feminist issues. If you’re a gal, we just want your point of view!

For detailed guidelines, please visit our website at

betterArts Residencies
betterArts, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization affiliated with Better Farm, an organization that works to bring citizens around the rural Thousand Islands region together for arts and environmental sustainability programming. So far, in its three years as a residency, betterArts has hosted an aesthetically diverse group of writers, musicians, and artists from around the U.S. and beyond, many of them in the early stages of their careers. As a poet who grew up in the Thousand Islands, I can say that the area, in its beauty and rural tranquility, is very generative for creative work—and our communities, which struggle with a certain amount of economic and cultural depression, benefit greatly from the presence of betterArts residents and the work of the organization as a whole.

We're located in cyberspace at and

The Cumberland River Review Call for Submissions
Our homepage is here:  And our submissions page is here:

American Athenaeum Call for Submissions
American Athenaeum is a cultural magazine that explores the world of words like a museum, by offering a view of the past, right up to the present. We consider this journal to be a museum of artistic endeavors, filled with cultural appreciation and stories that not only teach, but demonstrate the frailty of the human condition. Currently accepting a variety of poetry, fiction, and essays, including literary genre fiction. We also have a few unique columns, like, America Talks, Author Book Reviews, Compassion Corner, 1 Bookshelf, and Adopt an Endangered Species. See website for further details.

Five [Quarterly] Call for Submissions
Five [Quarterly] has a new set of guest editors. Check them out and send fiction and poetry our way!


Submit one prose piece and/or up to three poems. Include a brief bio.

5/Q accepts submissions on a rolling basis and welcomes your work year round. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

If we publish your work, you retain full rights to it, though we do request that you acknowledge 5/Q as the first place to feature the work, if it appears elsewhere in the future.


LiterBug Call for Submissions
LiterBug is a social innovation in contemporary poetry, which aims to bridge the gap between literary journals and social networks by offering writers an interactive alternative for publishing their work.

LiterBug publishes exciting new work by established and emerging writers alike.

Those interested can visit LiterBug at or submit their work directly to

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