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||December Calls for Submissions
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for the most recent Writers Wanted calls for submissions
Fourth Genre is currently
seeking the best creative nonfiction essay/memoir for its annual Editor's Prize.
Annual Editors' Prize
Fourth Genre is currently seeking
the best creative nonfiction essay/memoir for its Fourth Annual Editors' Prize.
Authors of previously unpublished manuscripts in English are encouraged to
The First Prize winner will receive $1,000 and publication in
an upcoming issue of Fourth Genre. The Runner-Up essay will be considered
Reading Period: January 5 - February
Entry Fee: $15 for each submission
(Fourth Genre sample copy included).
Make checks payable to Michigan State University Press.
6,000 Word Maximum
Double-spaced, bound with clip.
Include SASE and cover letter
with name, address,
phone number, e-mail address, essay title, and approximate word count.
Entry must be previously unpublished.
All submissions will be considered individually for
Simultaneous submissions accepted; notice required if work
Manuscripts will not be returned; all will be recycled.
Do not send corrections. Winners may make changes after
Direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send inquiries
Send completed manuscript to:
Fourth Genre Editors' Prize
Department of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
Michigan State University
285 Bessey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1033
Do not send to MSU Press.
American Short Fiction
Contest deadline extended! Accepting stories until January 3, 2011
Key Contest Guidelines
* All entries must be unpublished and 6,000 words or less. Please type and
* The contest entry fee is $20. You may submit only one story per entry, but you
can enter as many times as you like. Before submitting a story, entrants should
pay the $20 entry fee through our publisher's secure online store (http://store.badgerdog.org).
Entries submitted without a fee will not be considered for the contest.
* The $20 fee entitles the entrant to a copy of the contest issue.
* All entries should be uploaded to the American Short Fiction Submission
* Winners will be announced on March 31, 2010. Emails with details will be sent
to all contestants.
* We comply with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Code of
Chicken Soup for the
Soul® has many new books in development
You are engaged! How lucky you are to have found that one person you
want to share the rest of your life with. We are looking for stories
about this very special experience in your life. From the proposal, to
the planning, to actual wedding day events both touching and
hilarious - these stories will capture your heart and your emotions.
Stories from the groom or the proud parents would be great too! Please
share the memories that were created during this special time in your
life. The deadline date for story submissions is April 30, 2011.
If you are Canadian, we are looking for stories from you! Send us your
inspirational, humorous, or heartwarming stories. They don't have to
specifically be about Canada -- they just have to be Chicken Soup for
the Soul stories that take place in Canada or are written by Canadians.
If you are not Canadian but you have a great story that took place in
Canada (examples would be American college student at McGill, stranded
travelers in Newfoundland on 9/11, great vacation stories) that is fine
too. The deadline for story submissions is January 30, 2011.
Stories for Times of Trouble
Life has always been filled with trials, including illness, job loss,
grief, addictions, and much more. God never promised that our earthly
lives would be without difficulties, but he assured us that he will
always be with us to share our burdens. If you have a brief true story
(up to 500 words) that shows God's presence during a time of trouble,
please share it along with an applicable Bible verse and a 2-3 sentence
prayer. You will receive $100 for each published devotion. ($100 due to
the shorter word count than our regular books.) The deadline date for
submissions is February 28, 2011.
Marriage and Married Life
Whether you are newly married or have been married for years and years,
the stories in this book will capture your imagination, inspire you,
make you laugh and touch your heart. We are looking for stories that
will celebrate the commitment two people make when they say their vows.
Tell us about your relationship. What makes it work? How did the comfort
of your mate guide you through challenging times? What is the most
important thing in your relationship? How did you try to change your
mate? Did it work?! The deadline date for story submissions is May 30,
Mothers and Daughters
Mothers and daughters - they are, at the same time, very similar and
also completely unique. Mothers show daughters who they will become.
Daughters live out mother's dreams. Through birth, childhood, teen
years, adulthood, grandchildren, aging, and every step in between, this
relationship can be the best, the hardest, and the sweetest. The
deadline date for story submissions is December 31, 2010. This title
will not publish until 2012.
A completely new book on one of our most requested topics - TEENS. The
stories in this book, written almost entirely by teens, will be stories
that you will want to read again and again. They will serve as your
guide on topics such as the daily pressures of life, love, school,
friendships, parents and much more. We are looking for stories that will
encourage you, inspire you, make you laugh, make you cry and show you
that, as tough as things can get, you are not alone. The deadline date
for story submissions is December 31, 2010.
So, you've crossed that magic age and you are ready to retire or start a
second career. But you're not ready to stop living! You feel energetic
and young and there is still so much to see and do and enjoy. We are
looking for stories that will share with our readers humorous and fun
adventures from those who are actively enjoying their "senior years!"
Tell us about your new careers, your volunteer work, your sports and
sports cars, your new love interest, your travels, your families and all
of those things you always wanted to do that you are finally doing now
that you have the time. The deadline date for story submissions is
December 31, 2010.
Visit website to submit and for Details:
The Quarterly Publication of Quotable
Fiction seeks original, unpublished fiction (under 3,000 words), creative
(under 3,000 words), and artwork for its First Issue: The Fools Issue.
Fish Publishing Contest
The Third Fish International Poetry Prize
Open 1st January
The aim of the Fish writing competitions is to get new
authors and poets into print.
Many of these writers have gone on to make successful careers as authors.
Requires stories of 250 words max on any subject. 1,000 First Prize + 100 each
to nine runners up. Top 10 published in Fish Anthology.
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Welcome to the 16th annual
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. Any
type of original short story, essay or other work of prose is eligible. Prizes
totaling $5,250 will be awarded, up from $4,000 in the prior year.
Click here to read winning entries from the past.
Entries accepted August 15-March 31 (postmark dates). Early submission is
What to Submit
Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each. There are
no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work.
You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and
you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long
as you own the online publication rights.
Burner ISSUE 03 CALL
Burner is that girl. She's witty, pretty, and doesn't dumb
herself down. By day, she's a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo.
She's the chick who soundtracks her days with Wagner, and goes out to see The
Warlocks in a grungy downtown bar at night. She saves Bach for rainy mornings,
The Beatles for sunny afternoons. She's a muse and amusing, compelling and never
complacent. She gets her greatest inspiration from the sounds, images and words
that the world has produced, and certainly can't live without music.
Burner contributors' work gets your blood pumping, heart racing, and induces
literary, musical, visual crushes. You don't need to be of the fairer sex to
contribute, nor should your submission necessarily have anything to do with
women's interests or issues. We're not ruling that out; we're not ruling
anything out. The Burner woman, after all, could just as well be a man. (An
angel-faced, Rimbaud-spouting, great haircut kind of man who maybe-probably
listens to The Libertines, but a man all the same.)
Burner Issue 03, set for release March 1, 2011, will be MUSIC themed. We're
interested in science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music,
beauty, sex, and everything in between, so long as you in someway, shape or form
relate it back to MUSIC: your most powerful experiences with it, how you
interact with it on a daily basis, the day you heard the first song that broke
your heart - go wild, dearest contributor, these choices are yours to make. We
will, however, toss your submission into the proverbial wastebasket faster than
you can say'Exile on Main Street' if it even remotely resembles the uninspired
and pretentious academia which so bored us to death we had to create our own
It's pretty simple, really: send us your guts on
a page (not always literally, please and thank you) and you'll probably hear
back from us. Send us something that you'd give a professor and you probably
For Issue 03, we're looking for you crazy,
beautiful Burner girls and boys to send us your most glorious, inspired,
heartbreaking, and most importantly music-related work to us at email@example.com
no later than January 18, 2011.
Poetry:3-5 poems that you feel fit the Burner Magazine ethos in respect to Issue
03's theme of MUSIC. Please attach all poems in a single document with full
formatting (.doc/.rtf preferred), and include the word "POETRY" in the subject
Short fiction/non-fiction: Submissions of
short fiction and non-fiction should be limited 500-1000 words, fit into Issue
03's theme of MUSIC, and be attached in a single document. Include the
words "FICTION" or "NON-FICTION" in the subject line. Photography/VisualArt:
We need your most incendiary and inspiring visual works that are somehow related
to the wide and wonderful world of MUSIC to bring our issue to life. Please send
us high-resolution images and include the word "PHOTO" in the subject line.
Music: We'd love to hear from all you bands, producers and music lovers! If we
absolutely adore it, we'll find a way to slip in audio files and music-related
write-ups. Please ensure the word "MUSIC" is included in the subject line.
Gak:Have you been working on something that you
feel is right up Burner's alley but doesn't fit into any of the above
categories? Send it anyways (so long as it has something to do with MUSIC)!
Include the word "GAK"in the subject line.
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art
Columbia: A Journal of
Literature and Art
is now accepting submissions for annual Contests in Poetry, Fiction, Poetry &
Nonfiction. Winning entries in each category will be awarded $500 and will be
published in Issue 47, due out in the spring All entrants will receive
a copy of Columbia.
Fiction and nonfiction entrants may submit up to 20 double-spaced pages.
Poetry entrants may submit up to five poems.
Deadline: The deadline for entry is January
Entry fee: $12.00 /
Electronic entry only.
BOULEVARD Short Fiction Contest For
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
December 31, 2010..
Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but
previously accepted or published work is ineligible. Entries will
be judged by the editors of Boulevard magazine. Send typed,
double-spaced manuscript(s) and SAS post card for acknowledgement of
receipt to: Boulevard Emerging Writers Contest,
PMB 325, 6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. No
manuscripts will be returned.
Entry fee is $15 for each
individual story, with no limit per author. Entry fee includes a
one-year subscription to Boulevard (one per author). Make
check payable to Boulevard.
There is no maximum length.
Author's name, address, and telephone number, in addition to the
story's title and "Boulevard Emerging Writers Contest,"
should appear on page one. Cover sheets are not necessary.
The winning story will be published
in the Spring or Fall issue of Boulevard.
Include a 3 x 5 inch index card
with your name, address and title of your submission(s).
These are the complete
- All entries must be postmarked by
6614 Clayton Rd
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Multigenre Contest NMW
This is your year. Used as
a textbook in creative writing classes, this could be the guide to the best
year of your life.
To Enter, Follow these Guidelines:
- No restrictions as to style,
content or number of submissions. Previously published pieces OK if online or
under 5,000 print circulation.
- Winners and selected finalists published
in the 2008 issue NMW, which you will receive for entering.
Winners will also be published online at this web site.
- Send any time between now and midnight,
January 31, 2011
- Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome.
- Each Fiction or Nonfiction is a separate entry
and should total no more than 6,000 words, except for the Short-Short Fiction
Prize, which should total no more than 1,000 words. (Nonfiction includes
essays, profiles, memoirs, interviews, creative nonfiction, travel,
- Each Poetry entry may include up to three poems,
not to exceed five pages total.
- Put name, address, phone, email, and category entered
on the first page of each entry.
- A $17 reading fee is required for each entry.
$1,000 for best Story; $1,000 for best Poem; $1,000 best Nonfiction
(Nonfiction includes humor, memoir, creative
nonfiction, travel, opinion, essay, interview, features, investigative
Plus, $1,000 for best Short Short Fiction (1,000-word limit)
Winners of NMW Awards
are showcased along with interviews, profiles and tributes to famous writers
such as J. D. Salinger, Julia Glass, Shel
Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken
Kesey, John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote,
Paul West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Faulkner,
Hemingway, Dickinson, Keats, Percy, Warren and many others. Also,
prize-winning stories,poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & writing advice.
200 pages plus.
New Delta Review's
Matt Clark Prize in Fiction and Poetry.
This year's contest winners will be
published in our special anniversary double issue, celebrating the 150 year
history of LSU and the 25th anniversary of the MFA program.
Prize: $250 in each genre and publication in New Delta Review. Finalists
will also be considered for publication.
fee includes option to purchase discounted one-year subscription to New Delta
Review for an additional $10.
unpublished short story or maximum 5 poems
entry form/title page with all contact information (available on our website:http://www.lsu.edu/newdeltareview )
$10 entry fee
Department of English
15 Allen Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5001
submissions are welcome; each submission must be accompanied by $10 fee.
Simultaneous submissions with notification are
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