March 1, 2013 § 3 Comments
We’re looking for digital essays, stories, and poems—videos that combine visual art and sound with original written texts in artistically beautiful ways. This is a relatively new form, but already some great examples have been published. Check out the links below to see some great video compositions in Rattapallax and TriQuarterly. You don’t need any better submission guidelines than these examples from two great journals.
The winner will receive $400; and one finalist will receive $150. We will publish the winning video and the finalist on our Web site and in an upcoming DVD issue, and we will screen both videos at the Spring 2013 Iron Horse Gala in April.
Example Essays and Details HERE
February 12, 2013 § 2 Comments
1. Our 2013 Sonora Review Essay Contest is currently underway! Dinty W. Moore, editor of Brevity Magazine and author of Between Panic and Desire (winner of the Grub Street Book Prize for Nonfiction), will serve as the judge.
- 1st Place: $500 and publication in Sonora Review’s Issue 64.
- 2nd Place: $250 (and possible publication)
- 3rd place: $75 (and possible publication)
2. Issue 63, our Banned Books Issue, will be released at AWP next month in Boston.
- Issue 63 will include nonfiction pieces from BJ Hollars, author of Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Tuscaloosa (forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press); Abigail Thomas, author of Safekeeping and A Three Dog Life; Manuel Munoz, author of What You See in the Dark; Kaethe Schwehn, an up-and-coming writer out of Minnesota; and an ensemble of other wickedly talented writers.
Be sure to stop by our AWP booth and take a look!
3. We are now accepting submissions for Issue 64 of Sonora Review. We’re currently working on our “theme” for this issue, but please feel free to send us work on any subject/s and in whatever form/s that speak to you.
February 5, 2013 § 1 Comment
January 29, 2013 § 1 Comment
Do you write briefly, but can’t resist that urge to make things up? Here’s your contest:
The 2013 Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest
Submissions Accepted From February 1st-28th!
The Kenyon Review is pleased to announce the 2013 KR Short Fiction Contest.
The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. There is no entry fee.
The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2014 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2013 Writers Workshop, June 15th-22nd, in Gambier, Ohio.
Katharine Weber, critically-acclaimed author of five novels, including Triangle and True Confections, will be the final judge.
We’d be grateful if you could forward this e-mail to any interested writers you may know.
January 28, 2013 § 1 Comment
First Prize: $1,000
Final Judge: Dinah Lenney
Deadline: Submissions must be entered by March 15, 2013.
All manuscripts will be read blindly; readers and editors will not see a contestant’s name or cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.
Maximum length for prose is 6,000 words. No previously published works, or works accepted for publication, are eligible. Work may be under consideration elsewhere, but MUST be withdrawn from the competition if accepted for publication. Current students, faculty or staff of WWU are not eligible to enter the contests. If you know the contest judge personally, please refrain from entering the contest.
Winners will be announced by July, 2013.
December 12, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The journal Quarter After Eight is still accepting submissions for the Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest.
Here is the official notice:
Quarter After Eight, a graduate student run journal out of Ohio University, publishes poetry, nonfiction, and fiction that is innovative and quirky, energetic and fun. The contest is dedicated to finding and publishing those little prose gems in each genre: the essay-in-brief, the prose-poem, and the flash fiction story of 500 words or fewer. The reading fee is $15 for three pieces and includes a complimentary one-year subscription to the journal. Please make checks payable to Quarter After Eight.
Mail entries, postmarked by December 31st, to:
Quarter After Eight
360 Ellis Hall
Athens, OH 45701
For more information please visit www.quarteraftereight.org
November 28, 2012 § Leave a Comment
An interesting new project from Jill Talbot:
I am currently seeking your “darlings,” those paragraphs that have been excised from published or forthcoming works (specifically essays, stories, memoirs, or novels) for a book-length project addressing fragmentation and omission via editing in writing.
Please send your abandoned, deleted, saved-in-another-document paragraphs to the e-mail listed on my contact page. In addition, please provide a sentence (or two) explaining why the paragraph was eliminated. I look forward to reading your lost paragraphs.
Deadline: February 1, 2013
to: talbot dot jill
from: green dot light
Subject: Lost Paragraph
Original Source: ”Babylon Revisited,” Saturday Evening Post, February 21, 1931
Paragraph: Outside, the fire-red, gas-blue, ghost-green signs shone smokily through the tranquil rain. It was late afternoon and the streets were in movement; the bistros gleamed. At the corner of the Boulevard des Capucines he took a taxi. The Place de la Concorde moved by in pink majesty; they crossed the logical Seine, and Charlie felt the sudden provincial quality of the Left Bank.
Reason for omission: I had written almost the same description of Dick Diver in Tender is the Night and wished to avoid the oversight.
November 18, 2012 § 3 Comments
We are receiving an increasing number of e-mails asking us to solicit nonfiction submissions from readers of this blog, so we wonder, do readers of this blog want us to post these calls for submissions? You can vote here, and then jump down to see the call from Soundings Review:
“Soundings Review, the journal of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, invites you to submit your work. Our deadline approaches, and we are low on nonfiction submissions, a trend we hope you, the nonfiction writer in search of a home for your well-crafted essay, can help us reverse.
Our submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.nila.edu/soundings/submissions/ We look forward to reading your work.”
November 17, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Below are guidelines from the Marie Alexander site:
- A flash sequence is an accumulation of two or more prose pieces, with each segment not to exceed 500 words.
- Writers may submit more than one flash sequence; however, each writer’s total submission may not exceed 10 pages (double-spaced, 12-point type, one-inch margins).
- We encourage submissions of every sort; rather than try to define the form, we hope each writer will use whatever organizing principle seems best in any particular case: fiction, nonfiction, prose-poetry, whatever.
- Email pdf files of submission and cover letter to Wesley Fairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please use “Anthology Submission” as the subject line.
- Make sure author’s name and email is on all attached documents.
- Previously published material is okay as long as author holds the copyright.
- We will accept submissions from January 1 until June 1, 2013.
October 26, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Sol: English Writing in Mexico, an online literary magazine, seeks literary nonfiction submissions. Next deadline: January 1, 2013. We also publish fiction and poetry, but are especially looking for quality literary nonfiction.
We have just published a book of selections from the first three years of the online magazine, SOL ENGLISH WRITING IN MEXICO, which is available on Amazon.
All of the profits from the readings and book sales generated by Sol go to at-risk Mexican youth through the local chapter of PEN International. For submission guidelines and to see the magazine go to www.solliterarymagazine.com