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Publications Showing 15 of 27
CutBank. We publish two print issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional (Montana) bias. General submissions are open til February 1 for poetry (5 per submission) and fiction and creative nonfiction up to 8,500 words. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Gertrude Press. Gertrude is a queer literary and arts journal accepting submissions from new and established writers and artists. We believe all literature written by LGBTQ people is LGBTQ literature, subject matter need to be specifically themed. We welcome anyone identifying as LGBTQA to submit. Submit one to two pieces, double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter in any creative nonfiction form: essay, memoir, etc. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, United States
American Poetry Journal. Every year, American Poetry Journal will publish a number of chapbooks from new and established poets. We're looking for work that knows itself, and we simply can't to put down. Send up to 42 pages of poetry, not counting front and back matter, in any form, on any subject, in any style. Individual poems may be previously published. Unpaid, Fees, Poetry, United States
The Account. We require that you send us not only your creative work, but also an account of that work. ("Account" = history, sketch, marker, repository of influences.) The account is an opportunity for the artist to lift the curtain and say something that might not be present on the page. We are most interested in how you are tracking the thought, influences, and choices that make up your aesthetic as it pertains to a specific work. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Fjords Review Chapbooks. Fjords will publish chapbooks beginning fall 2020. Each book will receive distribution through Small Press Distribution and made available to readers as both print and ebooks. Selected authors will receive 15 copies of the book, a leather bound edition of the book, and a standard publication contract. We accept work in any format in any style. We suggest a cover letter. Page counts, poetry up to 46 pages, short fiction up to 68 pages, hybrid work up to 68 pages, flash fiction up to 50 pages, unclassifiable works up to 60 pages. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Washington Square Review. Washington Square Review is published biannually by the students and faculty of the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program. Poetry submissions should not exceed five poems. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Please submit one piece per submission, and one piece per submission period. For translations, please submit both the original and the translation whenever possible. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Fiction International. Theme Issue: "Algorithm". Fiction International is the only literary journal in the United States emphasizing formal innovation and social activism. Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals which address the theme of “Algorithm” are welcome. We will consider submissions of narrative, anti-narrative and indeterminate texts but only accept submissions reflecting the theme. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, United States
Litro Magazine. Theme issue: "Contemporary Japan". The new issue of Litro Magazine explores the idea of what "contemporary Japan" could be. We accept short fiction, flash/micro fiction, and nonfiction. Given the focus of this issue, we are especially open to travel memoir and travel-related fiction in this instance. We do not accept poetry. Max. word length: ~4,000 words. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Britain
Luna Station Quarterly. Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors. We think women write awesome characters and really cool stories and we want to show it to the world. Stories should be 500 to 7000 words in length. We may publish longer or shorter works, but the greater your story is above or below limit, the less likely we are to publish it. Pays, Fiction, United States
Denver Quarterly. We look for writing that pushes on our expectations of narrative and fulfills its own ambitious charge. Unsolicited manuscripts of fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and poetry are welcomed from October 15 to February 15. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Soundings East. Soundings East is the annual literary journal of Salem State University. Submit previously unpublished creative nonfiction or fiction works of up to 5,000 words or up to five previously unpublished poems in a single file. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Bitch Media. Theme issue: "Fantasy". In this issue, we bring together the imagined and the real to get at the heart of a single question: What purpose do fantasies serve in our lives? We are excavating the very concept of “fantasy”—how they develop, what we do with them, and how we decide who and where is worthy of being fantasized. We’re interested in criticism, reporting, and analysis that take an unconventional approach to the above mentioned question. Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
Ninth Letter. We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work. For poetry, submit 3-6 poems (max. 10 pages) at a time. For fiction and nonfiction, please send only one story or one essay at a time, up to 8,000 words. We can only review two submissions per author per reading period. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Lucky Jefferson. Theme issue: "Exposed". We'll be seeking submissions for our upcoming Spring 2020 issue that tap into vulnerability, raw emotion, the beauty of sharing beliefs and secrets, and what it means to bare it all. We highlight and empower poets who have never been published, especially those who have sought to pursue poetry and writing later in life. Send no more than three poems in a submission. Unpaid, Fees, Poetry, United States
The New Quarterly. The New Quarterly is dedicated to nurturing emerging Canadian writers by carefully engaging with their work, which we publish alongside the work of established Canadian writers. Our aim is to highlight a diverse array of emerging Canadian writers, whom we promote and support on their path to publication. We publish Canadian writers and writing, which means that you, the writer, must either be a Canadian citizen (living home or abroad), or a landed immigrant living in Canada. We will accept one piece per author, per genre, per calendar year. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Canada
Contests Showing 15 of 28
Yeats Poetry Prize. Named in honor of the first Irish poet to win a Nobel Prize in Literature, the Yeats Poetry prize has been awarded to poets of all ages and backgrounds since 1994 by the WB Yeats Society of NY. Unpublished poems in English up to 60 lines on any subject and style. Each poem will be judged separately and read anonymously. There are no limits on the number of poems that can be submitted. $1000 first prize, $500 second prize. Fees, Pays, Poetry, United States
Malahat Review Novella Prize. The Malahat Review invites entries for its biennial Novella Prize, for which one award of $1,500 CAD is given. The contest is open to Canadian and international writers anywhere in the world. The winning novella will be published in the magazine's summer 2020 issue. Writers may submit a single work of fiction per entry, with a minimum length of 10,000 words and maximum length of 20,000 words. There are no restrictions as to form, subject matter, or aesthetic approach. Fees, Pays, Fiction, Canada
The American Short(er) Fiction Prize. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. You are allowed to include up to three stories per entry. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in a future issue of ASF. All entries will be considered for publication. Fees, Pays, Fiction, United States
Arc Poem of the Year Contest. Arc welcomes Poem of the Year entries from Canada, the United States and around the world. Entrants may submit up to two unpublished poems with each $35 fee. The length of each poem must not exceed 100 lines. A shortlist of 10 to 12 poems, selected by Arc’s editorial board, will be eligible for the Readers’ Choice Award. All shortlisted poems will receive paid publication in an upcoming issue of Arc and on the Arc website. Arc will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize to the Poem of the Year and a $500 prize for an Honourable Mention. Fees, Pays, Poetry, Canada
The Waterman Fund Essay Contest. We’d like to think that wilderness and wildness can withstand the test of time, the change of political regimes, the evolution of technologies, the ebb and flow of social organization, and the cultural zeitgeist. But can it? How has the spirit of wildness and wilderness itself endured over the last twenty years? The winning essay will be awarded $1,500. The runner-up essay will receive $500. Both will be published in online and in Appalachia. Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
The Writers’ Union of Canada Short Prose Competition. Established in 1993 in honour of the Union’s 20th anniversary, the Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers aims to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of short prose in order to provide opportunity and exposure to developing writers. A $2,500 prize is awarded to a Canadian writer for the best piece of unpublished prose of up to 2,500 words in the English language. The Union submits the winning entry and those of the eleven other finalists to three Canadian magazines for consideration. In addition, the winning and finalist entries receive feedback on their submissions. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Canada
Humber Literary Review’s Emerging Writers Fiction Contest. The Humber Literary Review is now accepting submissions for its biennial emerging Canadian writers fiction contest, for Canadian writers who have not yet published a book. All winning entries, including three honourable mentions, will be published in print in the Spring 2020 issue. First place: $500. Second place: $300. Third place: $200. Honourable mention: $100. Fees, Pays, Fiction, Canada
Stockholm Writers Prize. This prize is designed to give emerging writers the time, space, and inspiration to focus on social-justice themed creative writing. We are especially interested in writers using the tools of fiction, poetry, and drama, to create change (large or small) in the world. The winner will receive a seven-day residency in Stockholm, Sweden, from the dates of May 21 to May 27, including attendance at The Stockholm Writers Festival of 2020 (May 22-24). They will also receive $1000 (USD) towards flights and travel costs, free tuition to the Stockholm Writers Festival, six nights accommodation in Stockholm, a 1-1 meeting with an agent, and individual feedback from our guest judge. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, International
Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. This contest is open to any short fiction writer of English. The prize includes a $2,000 cash award, publication of the winning manuscript, and a standard royalty contract. The judge for the 2020 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction is Alice Sebold. Manuscript must be anonymous and between 150-250 pages. Fees, Pays, Fiction, United States
The Ambroggio Prize. The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, publisher of literary works, scholarship, and art books by or about U.S. Hispanics. Established in 2017, the Ambroggio Prize is the only annual award of its kind in the United States that honors American poets whose first language is Spanish. Pays, Poetry, United States
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. This $1,000 award recognizes a poetry collection translated from any language into English and published in the previous calendar year. Established in 1976, it is given annually. A noted translator chooses the winning book. Books must be published in a standard edition (48 pages or more). The Academy of American Poets agrees to purchase for distribution to its members copies of the winning book. Pays, Poetry, United States
Bath Flash Fiction Award . 300 word limit. £1000 prize for the winner, £300 second and £100 third. Two commendations £30 each. 50 longlisted entrants offered publication in our end of year print and digital anthology. Those accepting receive a free copy. Fees, Pays, Fiction, Britain
Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Award. The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Fees, Pays, Poetry, United States
CBC Nonfiction Prize . Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction up to 2,000 words. There is no minimum. All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible. The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Canada
The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. This contest is for poems written in response to an existing occasion, personal or public, or poems that make an occasion of something ordinary or by virtue of the poet's attention. We are interested in light verse and in verse more sober, in the whole spectrum of tones and occasions. A $1000 top prize will be awarded for one work of occasional verse (no word limit). An additional $1000 will be distributed as the judges fancy. All entries will be considered for publication in The New Quarterly. Fees, Pays, Poetry, Canada
Grants and Fellowships Showing 5 of 9
Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. Offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book of fiction or creative non-fiction. Application requirements: letter of application, curriculum vita, a prose sample of no more than 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age, reside in the United States, and not be enrolled as a student in a college or university. The residency provides lodging in Bucknell's "Poets' Cottage" and a stipend of $5,000. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, United States
Blue Mountain Center Residency. Blue Mountain Center accepts applications from writers, artists of all media types, activists, and composers who create original work. Each session is four weeks long. There is no cost. We do not request references. Writers must submit up to 10 pages of work. Please note that cell phones are not allowed at Blue Mountain Center, and there is an email center but no wireless or email access in the rooms or studios. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The cost of the Retreat, which includes room and meals, is $1725. Travel expenses are not included. Ability to pay is in no way part of the decision-making process and robust scholarships are available. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Banff Centre Literary Journalism Residency . This month-long residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. Designed to challenge and stimulate, the program aims to inspire creative pieces of writing, which might otherwise be difficult to complete. Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship to cover tuition, on-site accommodation, and on-site meals. In addition, accepted applicants will be eligible for a travel award to assist with travel costs, and a $2,000 CAD commission for the completed manuscript. Pays, Non-Fiction, Canada
BAU Institute Arts Residency. The BAU Institute Residency offers international mid-career artists, who have been working independently for over ten years, apartments and workspaces at no cost. Hosted at the Camargo Foundation, the BAU Institute’s Residency award supports artists working in the visual arts, film, performance, and writing on a secluded campus in Cassis, France. Fellows are responsible for transportation to the Residency and meal costs while there. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, International