Friday, June 9, 2017

Calls for Submission-- June 2017

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

Mothers Play/Mothers Work is the theme for Mom Egg Review’s 16th annual print issue. They publish work by writers who are mothers or by others about motherhood. The upcoming issue of Mom Egg Review will be looking at PLAY and WORK through the lens of motherhood. Submissions due August 15, 2017. For more information, visit:

The Woven Tale Press welcomes unsolicited submissions. Since their mission is to grow traffic to noteworthy artists and writers on the World Wide Web, they want to be able to link back your work; you must have a blog or website address. Rolling submissions accepted.

The Southern Review’s submission period is open, with submissions for prose remaining open until December 1, 2017. They accept mail submissions in all genres and online submissions in fiction and nonfiction.

The Southeast Review is currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and book review submissions for issues 35.1 and 35.2. They seek quality writing from a range of traditions and styles, with an emphasis on work that pushes boundaries and uses its craft to evoke emotion while making the strange seem familiar and the familiar, strange. Rolling submissions accepted.

Upstart literary journal tiny poetry: macropoetics is seeking submissions. While small, its journal is unique and edgy and has already featured luminary American writers. They are looking for space-based poetry that focuses on the relationship between self and nature, self and items (such as household items, books, etc) and self and other (love, friendship, relationship). They want to curate ten total poems for each issue, twenty-five image poems (macros) and five poems surrounding animals, specifically cats. Send all submissions with an author bio to or visit. Rolling submissions accepted. 

Platypus Press Wildness wants work that evokes the unknown. Platypus Press publishes its online edition every two months. A print anthology will be released once a year. Rolling submissions. No minimum length for poetry and prose, but please keep stories under 2,500 words and each poem under 80 lines. They currently only accept unpublished works; this includes website and personal blogs. Rolling submissions accepted.

Palaver was recently named one of Flavorwire’s hybrid magazines to follow. They are asking for Creative or Academic Submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline and have accessible language. The written academic work should be typed, double spaced, and follow MLA guidelines. Due to the volume of submissions Palaver receives, they ask that the academic pieces run no longer than twenty-five pages, and they do not accept previously published work-- be it print or online. Rolling submissions accepted. 

Eternal Remedy is an online journal dedicated to creative writing surrounding the topics of existentialism, love, psychology, philosophy, religion and the human condition in general. In its third year of operation, the journal is looking to expand its writing selections. Rolling submissions accepted. 

Front Porch Journal, the online literary journal of Texas State University’s MFA program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The journal publishes three times a year, highlighting emerging and established writers, reviews, and interviews. They are looking for new stories, essays, poems, flash, artwork, and graphic narratives. Rolling submissions accepted. 

JuxtaProse is accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography. They pride themselves on providing a venue where emerging writers can find a voice alongside some of the most respected names in world literature. Rolling submissions accepted.
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Found Polaroids is looking for flash fiction to accompany their collection of “found polaroids.” While submitted stories are unpaid writing projects, the exposure that students would gain from their stories is widespread. Found Polaroids has been featured on such news outlets as BBC World Radio, The, Dazed Magazine, CBC Radio 'As It Happens’,, The Plaid Zebra, and many more. Submissions are rolling. 

Glassworks publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. We also publish flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays in our online edition Flash Glass monthly. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis.

Foothill: a journal of poetry invites graduate students to submit up to six unpublished, English-language-based poems composed in any poetic genre or form. They accept simultaneous submissions, and they read them year round. As compensation for publication, authors receive one free copy of the print journal. Foothill is published by Claremont Graduate University. Year-round submissions.


Glimmer Train now has two contests open, Very Short Fiction and Fiction. There is $7,400 in prizes. First-place winners will be published in Glimmer Train. The deadline for both is August 30, 2017.

The Second Annual Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Book Prize is now open for submissions! The winning poet will receive $1,000 in cash and 15 author copies. Open to all English-language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender or orientation) for a book of poetry. Suggested length of manuscript is between 64 and 84 pages, single-spaced. The deadline is August 15, 2017.

Profane's Nonfiction Prize will be judged by Brevity editor and author Dinty W. Moore. The winner will receive $1,000 and a blurb from the contest judge, and finalists will be announced and considered for publication. There is no theme. Send your best flash, essays, journalism, or narratives that will spoon out some space in our guts and take up residence there. Deadline is July 31, 2017.

Profane’s Fiction Prize
 will be judged by Devin Murphy. They want stories that are bold, that are daring, that mock and ridicule, that sneer, that disgust and appall and shock. The prize is $1,000, publication in their Winter 2017 issue, and a blurb from the contest judge. They’re accepting submissions through July 31st. 

Conferences, Workshops, and More

Ashland University's Summer Residency will feature Terry Tempest Williams, Rebecca Makkai, Dexter Booth, and many other talented writers. Visitors are welcome to sit in on readings and afternoon class sessions.

The Baltic Writing Residency is extremely excited to announce the establishment of the Stormé DeLarverie writing residency, specifically aimed at under-represented writers. They are currently taking applications. It will offer 6-7 days in a Victorian apartment in historic Old Louisville, or off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in idyllic Boone, NC (1.5 hrs from Asheville; 1 hr from Winston-Salem). The deadline in June 15, 2017. The application fee is $15.00, and applicants should identify as member of an underrepresented group.

Trying to Say 'God' is "Re-enchanting Catholic Literature" presented by The University of Notre Dame's Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. It is a literary gathering from June 22-24, 2017 at The University of Notre Dame featuring Mary Karr, Bishop Daniel Flores, Heather King, Tim Powers, Brother Guy Consolmagno, and many more. The conference registration fee is now $100, which includes refreshments Friday and Saturday and all conference materials. To learn more, visit

HippoCamp, a conference for creative nonfiction writers, will be held from September 8-1, 2017 in Lancaster, PA.This three-day creative writing conference event features 40+ notable speakers, engaging sessions in four tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking oportunities, and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops in Lancaster, Pa., a city rich in history, arts and culture. All of this, plus meals and snacks, bundled into a great, comprehensive conference rate. 

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