Last updated July 17, 2014
Creative Writing Programs, Conferences, and Festivals
2014 Other Words Literary Conference
November 6-8, 2014, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
Theme: Writing and Protest: Civil Rights, and the Rights for All
The city of St. Augustine will be holding events throughout the year, remembering its role in the Voting Rights Act signed 50 years ago. Our conference theme is about politics and writing broadly defined. However we entertain all ideas. The conference will feature panels, readings, a book fair, and a special exhibit created by Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes. For details on registration and other matters, please see www.floridarts.org.
2014 In Cahoots Contest - $50 Cash Prize
Submission deadline: October 1, 2014
There is no entrance fee. Simultaneous submissions are okay (but if
your submission is published elsewhere first, it will be disqualified
for First Prize, so please notify us immediately if it is picked up
elsewhere). Submissions must be new collaborative work only. This means
all submissions must be created by 2+ people. Submit 1-3 pieces in a
single email. Each piece may have a different collaborative team. All
submissions must include a literary component but may include or be
paired with a visual or audio component. All submissions will also be
considered for normal publication. Read more here:
Inaugural Gulf Coast Translation Prize
Online/Postmark submission deadline: August 31, 2014
Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the inaugural Gulf Coast Translation Prize. In 2014, the contest is open to poetry in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 27.2, due out in April 2015. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. This year’s contest will be judged by Jen Hofer. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast with their $17 entry fee. Please visit gulfcoastmag.org for details.
Les Figues Press: NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Book Contest
Online Deadline: September 15, 2014
Guest judge Fanny Howe will select a manuscript of 64-250 pages for publication by Les Figues Press. Eligible submissions include previously unpublished manuscripts of poetry, novellas, prose poems, innovative novels, anti-novels, short story collections, lyric essays, hybrids, and work Not-Otherwise-Specified. Prize: publication and $1,000. There is a $25 submission fee; all entrants receive a Les Figues title of their choosing. Multiple and simultaneous submissions allowed. See www.lesfigues.com/submit/ for full guidelines.
Poetry and Fiction Chapbook Contests
Online deadline: August 15, 2014
Arcadia is accepting submissions for both the Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Contest and the Arcadia Fiction Chapbook Contest. The entry fee for both is $20. First in both categories receive $1,000 and 25 author copies. The winning chapbooks will also be distributed as an issue of Arcadia. All submissions will be considered for publication in the magazine. Visit the contest page at our website for full details: www.arcadiamagazine.org.
Calls for Submissions
We're now open for submissions – submit work today!
Email/Online submission deadline: Midnight, August 31, 2014
The Sonder Review is a quarterly publication of both art and short fiction that strives to question, redefine, and challenge conventional viewpoints; to usurp the definition of reality and truth. We believe in prose that strikes and sparks. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language that drips thick and pierces deeply. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. Fiction which shows us the bizarre and magical and profound; which shows us a self we have never seen and truth we have never known. Submit to us today! www.sonderreview.com
The Animal Becomes Us
Email submission deadline: September 30, 2014
Issue #14 of cahoodaloodaling—The Animal Becomes Us—is open for submissions. We’re leaving this wide open to interpretation. Consider this your open invitation to send anything from light verse about your animal companion to speculative were-animal stories. Submissions due 9/30/14. Guest editor TBA. Issue live 10/31/14. See more information on submitting and read past issues here: cahoodaloodaling.com.
Are you a Writer from the Southwest?
Online submission deadline: September 1, 2014
300 Days of Sun, a student-run print literary journal, is seeking prose, poetry, and nonfiction submissions from Southwestern authors. All topics are open, but we will give some preference to writing about the Las Vegas area. www.300daysofsun.submittable.com
Call for Submissions – Saw Palm: florida literature & art
Online submission deadline: October 1, 2014
Saw Palm is seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Issue 9. We are an annual print magazine out of the University of South Florida. Our mission is to be the premier cultural barometer of Florida—to collect, publish, and review the best works of one of the most populous and diverse states in the U.S. We welcome writers and artists from across the globe as long as the work is somehow connected to Florida (via images, people, themes, etc.). We also welcome creative works from Floridians and former Floridians that are not obviously about someplace else. www.sawpalm.org
Deadline Extended for the Manifesto Project Anthology
Extended submission deadline: August 15, 2014
The Manifesto Project is seeking short statements in which poets declare their working principles as artists, accompanied by two of the poet’s poems, works of his or her own choosing. We ask only that each poet has a book published or forthcoming from a nationally recognized press. UPDATE: We’ve extended our deadline! Submissions will now be accepted until August 15, 2014. Publication of the volume by the University of Akron Press is anticipated in 2016. For full guidelines and information on submitting, please visit poetrymanifestoproject.org.
Gravel Is Looking for Your Absolute Best Writing and Art
Online submission deadline: Year-round
We are accepting submissions of comics, graphics, art, photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We want work that will shake us up a bit. Work that will make us question our personal beliefs. Work that three days later will make us laugh once again. Submit here: gravel.submittable.com/submit.
Luminis Books call for submission of ‘Meaningful Literary Fiction'
Luminis Books is an independent publisher of 'Meaningful Fiction.' We are seeking submissions of thought-provoking adult literary fiction, new adult, young adult and middle grade fiction that explores the intricacies of human relationships. We look for beautifully crafted prose above all—writing that is compelling and stories that are thought-provoking. For consideration, please submit a synopsis telling us about your book including the beginning, middle and end. We want to know exactly what the book is about. Also include a 10-page sample of the manuscript. We only accept online submissions. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.luminisbooks.com
Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Chapbook Proposals
Submissions accepted year-round.
Neon is seeking proposals for short chapbooks and pamphlets to be published over the next few years. Neon chapbooks will be booklets of up to forty pages in length, each containing the work of a single author or poet. Pamphlets will be much shorter booklets, containing just a few poems or a short piece of prose by a single author. They will be distributed for free along with chapbooks and issues of Neon. To find out more, or to propose a chapbook or pamphlet, please fill in the webform at www.neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=4180.
Posit, a journal of literature and art
Online submissions accepted year-round.
Posit publishes finely crafted contemporary poetry, very short fiction, hybrid literary forms, and visual art. We are looking for innovation, aesthetic vision, and accomplished craftsmanship. Our tastes are non-sectarian, with an interest in the experimental. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. posit.submittable.com/submit.
Three Quarter Review Call for Submissions
Online submission deadline: Rolling
Got a mostly true story? Aren't they all? Check out the new issue of the online journal 3QR: The Three Quarter Review: Poetry & Prose > 75 percent True. The third annual issue features work that presses the boundaries of genre with a provocative mix of essays, poems, stories, and photo art. Consider submitting to the next issue and upcoming print anthology. Find our submission guidelines and the journal at threequarterreview.com.
Toad Suck Review Open for Submissions
Deadline: September 1, 2014
Attention, you with the imagination! The Toad Suck Review seeks creative nonfiction, reviews, literary translations, artwork, and anything environmental. Please send to email@example.com for our fifth annual issue. The Toad Suck Review is proudly published by the University of Central Arkansas. toadsuckreview.org
Wild Horses: Women on Fire Series
ELJ Publications is publishing an annual collection exclusively written by women. We are looking for 20 writers each contributing creative works of all types, including poetry, prose, CNF, memoir, essay and/or reviews of the books written by awesome women. We are looking to share women’s stories of empowerment and triumph, everything and anything woman. Please tell us your story. We are currently accepting 1-3 longer pieces or 5-10 shorter pieces. Feel free to submit a mix of genres in each submission. We strongly encourage reprints, multiple and simultaneous submissions. All proceeds will be donated to RAINN: Rape Abuse Incest National Network. www.eljpublications.com
Your Impossible Voice: Call for Submissions
Your Impossible Voice is now accepting submissions for issues five and six. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more. We don't charge any reading fees and do pay our contributors. Contributors to our first four issues include: Arisa White, Jessica Hagedorn, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Gillian Conoley, Lewis Buzbee, Arielle Greenberg, Mary Burger, R. Zamora Linmark, Karen An-hwei Lee, David Bajo, and more. www.yourimpossiblevoice.com
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