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Diverse Voices Quarterly is celebrating its
third year of publishing online
Nnow accepting online submissions for poetry, short stories, and personal
Artwork, especially requested, still must be sent directly to email@example.com
Complete submission guidelines available here:
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Submissions to the
following sections of the 2012 edition of The Labletter currently accepted
Fiction Please send
previously unpublished short fiction, creative non-fiction, or excerpts from a
longer work to
firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16.
Poetry Please send
four to eight poems to
email@example.com by August 31.
Monthly Notes On an
ongoing basis, submissions are being accepted for our Monthly Notes series.
Submissions should be short pieces of text or images and can be emailed to
Late Bloomers Wanted
Are you late?In love? In your career? In starting a family? Editor of nonfiction
anthology is seeking essays on the experience of being or identifying as a late
. 500 words or more. Send submissions along with brief bio by September 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Front Range Review
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accepting submissions of high quality short fiction, poetry and creative
nonfiction as well as artwork for its spring 2011 issue.
Reading window is 1 Aug-7 Nov 2011.
Juniper Prize for Poetry Guidelines
2010-2011 Submissions: In 2010, we will be considering only manuscripts by
writers who had already published at least one full-length book or chapbook of
poetry. Submissions will only be accepted with a postmark between August 1 and
September 30, 2010. The entry fee will be $25, and all manuscripts will be
judged anonymously by a panel of distinguished poets. The award winner will be
announced at our website in April 2011, with a publication scheduled for April
Below, please find a complete list of the Juniper Prize for Poetry guidelines.
If you have questions about the competition, please contact the competition
coordinator, Carla Potts, via email at
1. Manuscripts must be paginated and be between 50 and 70 pages in typescript.
2. Each submission should have two cover pages—one listing the title of the
manuscript and the author's name, address, phone number, and email address; and
a second page listing only the title. The author's name should not appear after
the first cover page.
3. Include the following along with your manuscript:
a. Paginated contents page.
b. List of acknowledgments for poems in the manuscript that have been published
or are slated for publication in literary journals and/or anthologies.
c. The following information about any previously published books: title, page
count, publisher, and year of publication.
d. Payment of a $25.00 non-refundable entry fee (check or money order payable in
U.S. dollars / drawn on a U.S. bank, to Juniper Prize, University of
Massachusetts Press). Please indicate "POETRY / your manuscript title" in the
memo field on the check.
e. Manuscripts will not be returned. If you wish, you may also include a
self-addressed, stamped post card for confirmation of receipt.
Dates for submission
1. All manuscripts must be submitted between August 1 and
September 30 with a postmark no later than September 30.
2. Send submissions to:
Juniper Prize for Poetry
University of Massachusetts Press
East Experiment Station, 671 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
3. The Press assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts, and we
suggest that you retain a copy for your protection.
4. The winner will be notified in April 2011. No information about the winner
will be released before the April announcement, and the Press will not be able
to provide feedback on manuscripts submitted for competition.
1. Manuscripts by more than one author.
2. Entries of more than one manuscript within the same year.
4. Manuscripts from employees and students of the University of Massachusetts,
and former Juniper Prize winners.
You may submit your manuscript to other publishers while it is being considered
for this competition, but if it is accepted for publication elsewhere, please
notify us immediately.
Submission Guidelines Fourth
River Awards for Poetry and Nonfiction
Seeking poetry and creative nonfiction that capture the
places—natural, built and imagined, urban, rural or wild—where humans and nature
converge and collide.
First place winner in each category will be published in the Fourth River and
will receive a $500 cash prize upon publication.
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- Submissions should be postmarked no later than
October 15, 2011
- Previously published works and works accepted for
publication elsewhere are not eligible. Students, faculty and employees of
Chatham University are not eligible.
- Include a title page with your name, address, phone number
and the title of your submission(s). Your name must not appear on the actual
- The reading fee is $5 for three poems or one essay (7,000
word maximum), and includes a copy of Issue 7. Please make checks payable to
Chatham University. Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each submission
must be accompanied by a reading fee. Manuscripts will not be returned.
(Please note: the reading fee does not apply to regular submissions.)
- Send your submission, your reading fee and a self-addressed
stamped envelope to:
The Fourth River
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Attention: Fourth River Award for (please insert genre here--Poetry or
In August, the Fourth River will be accepting nonfiction,
short fiction, poetry, and young adult/children ’s writing (without
illustration). Please send up to seven poems or up to 7,000 words of prose to
the address below. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we will recycle
all the manuscripts we receive. Please do not send us your only copy.
Accepted authors receive two contributor's copies of the
|Include cover letter with name, address, phone number,
email contact, and titles of enclosed work. |
|All manuscripts must include a SASE for response to be
|No e-mail submissions accepted. |
|Kindly let us know if you are submitting simultaneously,
and inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere. |
|Reading Period (for standard issues): August 1 – February
The Fourth River
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
For more information, contact The Fourth River at
1st Prize, each genre: $1000 + Publication
Four Finalists: Notation + Possible Publication
There is a $10 entry fee (check or money order,
made out to Mid-American Review) for each set of three poems, or each
story/essay up to 6,000 words. These contests are for previously unpublished
work only. Submissions will not be returned; send SASE for early results (~late
December, 2005). Pages need not be left anonymous. All participants will receive
MAR v. XXVI, no. 2, where the winners will be published. Contests are open to
all writers not associated, past or present, with the judges or MAR. The
judges' decisions are final.
Send entries to
Department of English, Box W
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green OH 43403
deadline for each contest is October 1.
UNCLE JOHN'S FLUSH FICTION wants
your short story!
The editors of the bestselling Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series are looking
for entertaining short fiction, suitable for bathroom (or anyroom) reading, for
our new fiction anthology. 1,000 words max. All genres, themes, styles, and
hybrids considered; humor is appreciated, but not mandatory. Previously
published OK. Payment: $50 honorarium plus two contributor copies.
Publication date: Spring 2012. For guidelines, visit http://bathroomreader.com/flushfiction.
Deadline: August 31.
Submissions: Tarpaulin Sky
Poetry / Prose /
Submissions are accepted throughout the year.