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Publications Showing 10 of 22
The Southern Review. For prose, submit one story or essay. (You may submit both a story and an essay if you wish; please submit them separately.) We rarely publish work that is longer than 8,000 words, though we will consider it. The Southern Review pays $50 for the first printed page and $25 for each subsequent printed page with a maximum payment of $200, plus two copies of the issue in which the work appears, and a one-year subscription to The Southern Review. Pays, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Common. We seek stories, essays, poems, and dispatches that embody a strong sense of place: pieces in which the setting is crucial to character, narrative, mood, and language. We receive many submissions about traveling in foreign countries and discourage writers from submitting conventional travelogues in which narrators report on experiences abroad without reflecting on larger themes. Submit only one story or essay per reading period, or up to 5 poems. Please submit only once per reading period. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Bellingham Review. The editors welcome submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, flash, and author interviews. We are now also accepting submissions of hybrid works! We have no stated limitations on form or subject matter, but we strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our journal and its aesthetic before you submit. Our poetry editors ask for no more than three poems per submission. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
River Teeth . River Teeth invites submissions of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoirs, as well as critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers. We do not have a page length or word count limit. Please wait to submit another essay for consideration until a decision has been made on your first submission. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, United States
Magma Poetry. Theme issue: "Work." This is a call-out to new poets, previously unheard voices, as well as established writers. We are interested in the politics of work, unions and history — change and speculation about the future. We want to go beyond the cliché of the 9-5. And we are interested in hearing about the arcane and unusual occupations — as well as flights of fancy. Send up to 4 previously unpublished poems in a single Word document. Unpaid, Poetry, Britain
New Ohio Review. Please send more than six poems in a single submission or more than 20 pages of prose. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Existere. A MAXIMUM of each of the following per calendar year can be submitted: two prose pieces [3500 word limit each], five postcard stories or five poems. If you submit from July 2 to December 31, your submission will be considered for our Spring/Summer issue. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Carte Blanche. Our mandate is to provide a venue for narrative of all forms from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays. We like narrative: a story that moves from some kind of a beginning to some kind of an end, be it short fiction, memoir, personal essay or literary journalism. If it’s well written and tells a story, we’ll consider it. Creative nonfiction submissions should be factual. Any changes to names to protect privacy should be indicated in an author’s note. Word limit: 3500 words; maximum of two prose submissions per author per issue. From odes and haikus to free verse and sonnets, we welcome poems in any form. Limit: 3 poems per person per submission round. We accept English translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written originally in French. If possible, please include the original work on which the translation is based and proof of permission from the copyright holder. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Hippocampus Magazine. Looking for a literary magazine that accepts personal essays? Hippocampus Magazine enthusiastically considers unsolicited, previously unpublished creative nonfiction submissions in the following categories: memoir excerpt – a self-contained portion (chapter or selection) of a larger, book-length work – 4,000 words max; personal essay – a short narrative reflecting on a particular life experience or observation – 4,000 words max; flash creative nonfiction – 800 words max. As of January 2017, we offer a $40 honorarium to authors whose work is accepted in the memoir, essay, and flash categories. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
TriQuarterly. Poets should submit no more than six poems per cycle, and should place all poems in a single document. Prose authors may submit multiple pieces in a single document, but the total submission should weigh in at 5,000 words or less. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Contests Showing 9 of 19
Briarpatch Writing in the Margins Contest. Accepting submissions of original, unpublished writing for our seventh annual creative writing contest in the categories of creative non-fiction and poetry. Non-fiction submissions should not exceed 2,000 words and poetry entries are limited to one poem that should not exceed two pages in length. Winning entries in each category will receive cash prizes of $500 and will be published in Briarpatch, an award-winning, nationally distributed magazine of culture and politics. Runners-up in each category will receive cash prizes of $150 and will be published online. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Canada
The Madison Review Fall Contests. The Madison Review annually hosts the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction. The finest unpublished short story and finest group of three unpublished poems will be awarded $1,000 with publication in an issue of The Madison Review. Writers may submit one entry per genre (one short story and/or group of three poems). Submissions to be considered for the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize should be exactly three poems, no fewer and no more, with a maximum length of 15 pages. Short stories should be a maximum of 30 pages. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, United States
The Fiddlehead Annual Literary Contests. Entries in open in two categories: $2000 for Best Short Story and $2000 for Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem. $250 will be given to two honourable mentions in each category. One short-fiction submission is one story (6,000 words maximum). One poetry submission is up to 3 poems; no more than 100 lines per poem. Entries must be original and unpublished. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Canada
Peter Porter Poetry Prize. Poems must not exceed 75 lines and must be written in English. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. First Prize receives AU$5,000 and Arthur Boyd’s etching and aquatint of The lady and the unicorn, 1975. Second Prize receives AU$2,000 and three other shortlisted poets will receive AU$500 each. Pays, Fees, Poetry, International
Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story. $2,000 and publication will be awarded to the top unpublished story on any theme. Submit one story per entry—multiple entries OK. Maximum 7,000 words. All entrants will be considered for publication. Pays, Fees, Fiction, United States
TSS International Flash Fiction Competition. Entries should not exceed 400 words. This is an international competition open to international writers. 1st place receives £400, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 and each will also be published online. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Britain
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers. $1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. We accept works up to 8,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible. Pays, Fees, Fiction, United States
Freefall Annual Prose & Poetry Contest . Maximum 3000 words prose, or 5 poems per entry. 1st Prize in poetry and Fiction receive $500, 2nd Prize in both categories receives $250 and 3rd Prize receives $75.00. Short listed entries may be selected for publication to round out the issue and will be paid the standard rate. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Canada
Nowhere Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran writers to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction, nonfiction or essay, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript. Entries should be between eight hundred and five thousand words, must be in English, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted, but again, please indicate this. The winner will receive $1,000, with publication in Nowhere granted under First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). Up to ten finalists also will be published. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Grants and Fellowships Showing 4 of 9
Wallace Stegner Fellowship. Unique among writing programs, Stanford offers ten two-year fellowships each year, five in fiction and five in poetry. All the fellows in each genre convene weekly in a 3-hour workshop with faculty. Fellows are regarded as working artists, intent upon practicing and perfecting their craft. The only requirements are workshop attendance and writing. The program offers no degree. In awarding fellowships, we consider the quality of the candidate’s creative work, potential for growth and ability to contribute to and profit from our writing workshops. Fellowships include a living stipend of $26,000 per year. The Stegner Fellowship is a full-time academic commitment, and is not intended to be pursued concurrently with another degree program. Fellows must live close enough to Stanford to be able to attend workshops, readings, and events. The application fee is $85 and submitted fiction manuscripts should be approx. 9,000 words and poetry manuscripts should be 10-15 pages in length. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, United States
National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grants. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. You are eligible to apply if you, alone or in collaboration, have published a total of at least 20 pages of translations of creative literature into English in curated digital or print formats such as literary magazines, anthologies, or books; or published a translation into English of a novel or a volume of at least 20 pages of fiction, poetry, drama, or belles-lettres (creative nonfiction, criticism, and essays). You must also submit written evidence from the copyright holder that grants you the right to translate the work specified in your application or written proof that the copyright holder is not willing to provide the right to translate the work specified in the application but does not object to the translation AND a copy of the NEA “Acknowledgement of Translation” form signed by the copyright holder or their authorized representative. Or you can provide proof that the work exists in the public domain. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Berton House Writers’ Retreat. Berton House is a cozy cottage situated on the edge of the historic northern town of Dawson City. With special roots as Pierre Berton’s childhood home, the residency has hosted 84 writers since it was launched in 1996 and has played an influential role in the publication of dozens upon dozens of manuscripts. Poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, playwrights, and writers of children’s literature are invited to apply. Housing and travel costs to and from Dawson City are covered. Residents also receive a $6,000 honorarium, part of which may be covered by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Research and Creation grant program. Writers are required to deliver two public readings and encouraged to interact with the community during their stay. To be eligible you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and a professional writer with a minimum of 1 book published. You must attach a brief resume. Two additional items are optional: 1) a 5-10 page writing sample; and 2) 1-2 book reviews. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a writing sample. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Marble House Project Residency. Our residency program is uniquely curated to bring together a diverse group of artists to facilitate exchange of different expertise, histories, techniques and perspectives. Residents sustain their growth by cultivating and participating in the surrounding grounds, working on their artistic vision and forging partnerships within the community. Residents receive a private bedroom, food, studio space and artist support. MHP does not cover the cost of travel or materials. The artist-in-residence season runs from mid-April through the end of October. Once accepted (and entry fee paid), there is no cost to attend the residency. There is also a residency program that is family friendly that is offered once a season; this year it will take place from July 15th through July 30th, 2019. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States