Friday, February 14, 2014

Call for Submissions - February 2014

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.

Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Contest

Deadline: February 19, 2014
Judge: Alicia Ostriker
First prize: $1,000

The Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Contest is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this contest. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book or journal publications.

Multiple TQ editors will consider each entry and select 20 finalists. From the finalists, contest judge Alicia Ostriker will select a winning poem and three runners-up. At no time will our judge have any identifying information about the authors.

Results will be posted online in the third issue of Tupelo Quarterly, on April 15, 2014.
For complete guidelines, please click here.

Winter Tangerine Review Call for Staff

We are looking for talented, innovative individuals obsessed with the arts. We want staff members who admire the unknown, who refuse the expected. If you are passionate about creativity, about vivid & vibrant art and writing, we want you to work with Winter Tangerine Review.

We have positions available for readers in Art, Poetry, Prose, and for the first time, Drama.

All work is done online, so as long as you have the time and the wi-fi, you’re eligible. We don’t have any restrictions on age, gender, location, etc. As long as Winter Tangerine’s goals resonate with you, we want to see your application. Applications close February 25th at 11:59PM EST- don’t wait until the last moment, don’t wait a week, a day, even a minute.

If you want to make WTR as electric as possible, apply now!

Five [Quarterly] Call for Submissions

Submit to SPRING ISSUE Guest Editors

Rosebud Ben-Oni is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow, the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013), and co-editor for HER KIND at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Jenny Boissiere is a dancer, performer and Pilates Instructor living in New York City.

John Bussman is a criminal defense attorney in Orange County, Calif.

Flannery James is a high school senior at Newark Academy.

Jason Polan is the founder of Taco Bell Drawing Club.


The 2014 Snowbound Chapbook Award

SnowboundDeadline: February 28, 2014
(postmark or online submission-date)

Final Judge: Ruth Ellen Kocher

$1,000 Prize

The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Employees of Tupelo Press and authors with books previously published by Tupelo Press are not eligible. Poets submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without prior book publications. Recent winners include Kathleen Jesme, Anna George Meek, and Chad Parmenter.

Please read the complete guidelines here.

HARMONY: a creative brief

Poets from around the world are invited to submit a single previously un-published poem of a prescribed length in response to the word “Harmony” by March 2014. A selected panel will draw up a shortlist of poems, from which a winner will be chosen.

The winning poem will be performed at the opening night of the International Glass Exhibition at Swansea Waterfront Museum in July 2014. An award of £2000 will go to the winner and a copy of the poem will be displayed for the next year at the Dylan Thomas Centre. Short listed poems will be invited for inclusion in a subsequent publication celebrating the international award among others.

It is anticipated that the winning poet will be invited to be commissioned by the University for a combined piece of work with the winner of the International Dylan Thomas Glass award, as an on-going tribute to Dylan Thomas.

The University would be delighted if the your institution was willing to promote our award as we would love to raise awareness of this exciting opportunity. Details of the award among others being given by the University can be found at:

Barely South Review

Barely South Review, the online literary journal out of Old Dominion University's MFA program, is open for submissions until March 31 for our Fall 2014 Issue, and we encourage submissions from students and faculty in your program. We accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. More information can be found on our submission manager (

We are also open for submissions for the 2014 Norton Girault Prize in Creative Nonfiction judged by Claire Dederer. The entry fee is $15 and prizes total $850. The deadline for submissions is March 7, 2014.

Barely South Review is in the process of moving our website from its current location ( back to our original website ( in order to embrace a fully interactive web layout. We encourage submitters to look through our archives, and to know that future issues will be published on, which we think is much more user friendly in accessing all of the great content that Barely South has to offer.

Phoebe Call for Submissions
Phoebe, Journal of Literature and Art is now accepting submissions for our annual fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry contests. Submitting is easy, and you can do it online here.

We've extended our deadline to March 8, 2014

Winning submissions will be published this spring in Phoebe 43.1, and will receive cash prizes. We encourage you to take a look at our past contest winners. We are thrilled to be working with such talented judges: Eduardo Corral is judging poetry, Cheryl Strayed is judging nonfiction, and Ben Percy is judging fiction. Submit online and send us the best you’ve got! 

Gulf Coast's 2014 Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction/Lyric Essay, and Poetry
This year's judges are Rachel Zucker (Poetry), Andrea Barrett (Fiction), and John D'Agata (Nonfiction/Lyric Essay)!

The contest awards $1,500 and publication to the winner in each genre, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 27.1, due out in Fall 2014, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. Four of the last six winners of the prizes have been students from graduate programs in creative writing!

The deadline for entries is March 15, 2014, and all entrants receive a free year-long subscription to Gulf Coast with their entry fee. We will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager and
via postal mail. Please see below for more contest details or visit our website (

The Milton Fellowship

The Milton Postgraduate Fellowship offers new writers of Christian commitment the opportunity to complete their first book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

During their fellowship time, fellows will have a rich experience of literary and spiritual community: they will interact with their literary mentor, teach in the English department at Seattle Pacific University, represent Image and SPU by giving readings and participating in conferences; and enjoy the lively literary scene in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Each Fellow will receive a stipend each month and is required to live in Seattle, Washington from September 15 through June 15.

Deadline for Application: March 15, 2014

The Southeast Review Contest Season
Florida State University’s nationally renowned literary journal, The Southeast Review, is now accepting submissions for our 2014 contest season in three categories:

1. Narrative Nonfiction Contest--judged by Mark Winegardner (1 piece, up to 6,000 words)

2. Gearhart Poetry Contest--judged by Barbara Hamby (up to 3 poems, 10 pages total)

3. World's Best Short-Short Story Contest--judged by Robert Olen Butler (3 shorts, up to 500 words each)
One winner will be chosen and awarded $500. Additionally, the winning entry and finalists will be published in Issue 33.1, spring 2015. This year’s submission deadline is March 15, 2014, and you can either send your submission and $16 entry fee via snail mail to:

The Southeast Review
Department of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Or, you can submit electronically by following via Submittable:

2014 Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry

Click here for guidelines.

Brenda Shaughnessy, judge
January 1 - March 31, 2014
electronic or mail submissions accepted.

Publication of a book-length manuscript, $1000.00 honorarium, and featured reading in a New York City event sponsored by Four Way Books. 

Open to any poet writing in English who has not already published a book-length collection of poetry.

Omnidawn Chapbook Contest

Poetry Chapbook Contest

Open to all writers: no expectations or limitations regarding the amount of poetry a writer has published.

Winner receives $1,000, publication, and 100 copies.

Accepting electronic & postal submissions February 1 to March 31, 2014.

click here for more info

Sweet Corn Fiction Contest
Featuring guest judge Dean Bakopoulos, author of three novels
Cash Prize & Publication for 1st & 2nd Place

The Sweet Corn Fiction Contest celebrates short fiction about the environment. We interpret the word "environment” broadly here and encourage work that surprises us with a fresh interpretation. We are looking for fiction that focuses on place, environmental issues, the urban environment, or perhaps characters or circumstances that exist solidly in other disciplines–anthropology, biology, physics or philosophy, for instance. We’re really just looking for a brilliant story. Challenge our conceptions of the environment and environmentally driven work. Above all, surprise us! This contest is open to all styles and genres of fiction, as long as it shocks, moves or affects the reader.To enter the Sweet Corn Fiction Contest, submit one short story (maximum 5,000 words) per submission fee by midnight on March 31. The story must be your own work and previously unpublished. The winning essay and runner-up will be announced May 15, 2014. The winner will receive publication in Flyway, $500, and a box of organic Iowa sweet corn from local farmer Gary Guthrie (shipped to the contiguous 48 US states). The runner-up also receives publication in Flyway and $50.

Enter Our 13th Annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

We're down to the final eight weeks of this year's Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. There's no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter is the final judge, assisted by Lauren Singer. We'll award a top prize of $1,000 and ten Honorable Mentions of $100 each. Winners are published on our website.

This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may be of any length. See last year's winners and comments from the judge.

The deadline is April 1. Submit your entry at

Free on-line lit mag at / New Issue 5.1! Submit through our submission manager.

Ghost Town, the national literary magazine of the MFA program at Cal State University San Bernardino, is looking for fearless and inventive fiction, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We publish two online issues per year, deadline is April 1 for the spring issue.

Announcing the 4th annual Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction!

Eileen Myles (“the rock star of modern poetry”) will judge Poetry, and Daniel Alarc√≥n (a Granta "Best Young American Novelist" and one of the New Yorker’s ‘20 under 40’) will judge Fiction.

Winners in each competition will receive $1,000.00 each, blurbs about their work from the esteemed judges, and publication in the 2014 issue of Enizagam, an established and innovative literary journal published by the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts. Winners and finalists will be nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Enizagam's editor.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014, and the entry fee is $20. We are also accepting general submissions in fiction, poetry, and cross/multi-genre, fee-free. All contest and submission info may be found at

Contest Information for The New Guard Volume IV:

MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.

Judged by "Letters to Wendy's" author JOE WENDEROTH.

KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.

Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of "Fast Animal" TIM SEIBLES.

THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest readers are looking forward to reading your work! You can submit online via this submissions manager. The entry fee is $15. We no longer accept submissions by postal mail.

We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we're notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.

Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.

TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. Please note that TNG cannot return manuscripts. We are presently accepting contest submissions only.

P.O. Box 866
Wells, ME 04090

2014 New South Writing Contest Now Open for Submissions

We’re please to announce the judges of the 2014 New South Writing Contest. Brian Oliu, author of So You Know It’s Me, will judge the poetry category, and Christopher Merkner, author of The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic, will judge the prose.

The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner’s up prize in each category. Third place winners will win a three-year subscription, and all will be published in the Contest issue, New South 7.2

(Read the guidelines for the 2014 New South Writing Contest here)

Golden Walkman Magazine

Golden Walkman Magazine is now open for submissions. Information concerning our submission guidelines can be found on our website,

Floodwall Call for Submissions

We are now accepting submissions in fiction and poetry for our fifth issue, to debut this April. Our submission deadline is March 1st but all submissions received after this date will be considered for our Fall 2014 issue. Follow the link to Floodwall to view our submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work.

Floodwall Magazine is an international journal of literary fiction and poetry that works to serve both the writers it publishes and the literary community of the University of North Dakota. We seek to accomplish this by accepting and publishing the very best in writing, featuring contemporary writers in a twice-yearly online publication. Floodwall is edited and produced by graduate students of the University of North Dakota Department Of English.

The Good Men Project Call for Submissions

The Good Men Project is an online magazine which receives millions of hits every month and is dedicated to “tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives." I am in need of poetry submissions dealing with men, masculinity, or men's issues. Even though the purpose of the site is to focus on “the issue of men’s roles in modern life,” and all submissions should deal with this theme in some way, we enthusiastically solicit submissions not just from men, but also from women and people of other gender identities and expressions.

Every accepted poem gets featured on the site for two days.

We have so far published work from both established and up-and-coming poets, such as William Reichard, Laura McCullough, Jim Cihlar, D. Gilson, and Jim Elledge.

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