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Calls for Submissions - December 2016

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.

Journal Submissions
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about Learning from Nature for an upcoming issue. The Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University will award $5,000 for the best essay and Creative Nonfiction will award $1,000 to the runner-up. All submissions will be considered for publication in the magazines fall 2016 issues. Deadline is February 1, 2016.
https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/48472

Black Cat Moon Literary Journalopens in January to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for their first quarterly issue (slated for spring 2016). Reading fees will be waived for the month of January 2016! The press is also seeking manuscripts for its Nine Lives Collection of poetry books.
http://www.blackcatmoonpress.com/submissions.html

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Calls for Submissions - November 2015

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.

Journal Submissions
Small Po[r]tions is accepting submissions for Issue 6! We aim to curate cross-genre, experimental and multi/intermedia work and hope to offer a shared space for experimental creative fiction and nonfiction, lyrical fiction, poetry, and multimedia pieces. Small Po[r]tions issues have a print component with a focus on book arts and an online component featuring selections from the print issue along with media work. You can view work from our previous issues at smallportionsjournal.com/issues. Please submit up to 1000 words [up to 5 pages] or one multimedia work.
submissions@smallportionsjournal.com

The Gordion Review is a new journal by and for MFA students and is an adjunct of Texas Review Press. We are accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction works by graduate stu…

Calls for Submissions – October 2015

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.

Journal Submissions
Riprap Literary Journalis now accepting submissions for issue 38. They welcome submissions in poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and art. Submissions will close on Friday, December 4th.
https://riprapliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit

Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal is accepting submissions through November 15 for Issue 6. Send up to 10 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to submissions.gtkjournal@gmail.com. Full guidelines and past issues available at link below.
https://guidetokulchur.com/gtk-creative-journal/

Fiction International is accepting submissions for its annual print journal during the period October 1, 2015 - February 15, 2016. The theme this year is Taboo. Interested writers are invited to visit our submissi…

Ashland Faculty and Alumni Listed on 2015 Best American Essays Notable List

Three faculty members and three alumni of the Ashland MFA program were listed among the 2015 Best American Essays’ Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2014.  Joe Mackall, "Reflections of a Moderately Disturbed Grandfather" published in River Teeth, Spring 2014.E.J. Levy, "Bread," published in Normal School, Spring 2014Jill Christman, "The Avocado," published in Fourth Genre, Spring 2014Jan Shoemaker (2014), "Tenebrae," published in Colorado Review, Summer 2014Sarah Wells (2015), "Human Resources Training," published in The Pinch, Fall 2014Jon Kerstetter (2011), "Learning to Breathe," published in Normal School, Fall 2014
Six essays published in RiverTeeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrativewere included on this year’s list of Notable Essays, including "Heart Sounds" by 2015 MFA Summer Residency Visiting Writer, Lee Martin.
The Best American Series is published annually to showcase the year’s best short fiction…

2015 Ashland MFA Videos Posted

Watch or re-watch these great craft seminars and readings from the 2015 Ashland MFA Program's Summer Residency. Visit our website for more information on the 2015 visiting writers and MFA faculty members. 

Sunday, July 19
Cross Genre Craft Seminar: Ruth Schwartz & Leila Philip 
The Writer As Alchemist: Transmuting Pain Into Art" or “How to Write Your Way Out of the Paper Bag of Pain”
Visiting Writer Reading: Patricia Henley (Fiction)

Monday, July 20
Fiction Craft Seminar: Visiting Writer Patricia Henley  “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Writing with Place in Mind”
Faculty Reading: Steve Harvey, Mark Irwin, Alex Lemon

Tuesday, July 21
Nonfiction Craft Seminar: Robert Root & Steve Harvey “Making Memoirs: Two True Confessions”
Faculty Reading:Leila Philip, Steve Haven, Ruth Schwartz

Wednesday, July 22
Cross Genre Craft Seminar: Steve Haven & Tom Larson “Disjun

Calls for Submissions - April 2015

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.

Journal Submissions

Another List to Check Out
The Masters Review has a nice list of April deadlines at https://mastersreview.com/literary-magazines-and-contests-with-deadlines-in-april/

Nonfiction on The Personal Aftermath of War
Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press has opened a call for stories, The Personal Aftermath of War, stories of coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The call is open to those who have served, as well as their families, spouses, relatives, friends, and anyone whose lives have been touched by these conflicts. Those selected will receive $200 + publication in a forthcoming anthology. Dario DiBattista, an instructor with the Veteran's Writing Project, will be editing the collection. Deadline is May 1, 2015.
http://hudsonwhitman.com/about/submissions-policy/

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