For Writers–New Call for Submissions

The North Carolina Network shared a new call for submissions. 

Submission details are available to current members. Click on the links below, or log in to the NCWN website at www.ncwriters.org, go to the “Resources for Writers” tab, and select “Opportunities: Submit It!”


NEW! PLUCK! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: March 31
The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture is looking for voices of color from the thirteen states touched by the Appalachian Mountains (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) and work with a strong sense of place that addresses the writer’s unique experience in this physical and spiritual diaspora. Poetry: up to five previously unpublished poems. Fiction: up to 1,500 words. Essay: creative nonfiction or academic essay of up to 1,500 words.

NEW! AS US CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: April 15
As Us accepts original and previously unpublished works by Indigenous women and women of color. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please inform us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere for publication. As Us accepts poetry, spokenword, creative nonfiction, fiction, academic essays, and more. If you have some innovative work or want to send us other genres, feel free to send it. We are looking for writing that moves us in some capacity whether that be on a craft, emotional, or story level. Poetry: please send us 3-5 poems. Fiction: No more than 7,000 words. Creative Nonfiction: No more than 7,000 words. Academic Essays: No more than 7,000 words. Spokenword: please send up 1-3 pieces. You may also include an audio or video of your work as well.

NEW! POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: April 15
For Veils, Halos and Shackles, an anthology of international poetry that will respond to the horrifying incidence of rape and other forms of violence and oppression directed at women in our time, Smita Sahay and Charles Fishman are seeking published and unpublished poems in English, or English translation, that center on any aspect of this issue.

NEW! AMERICAN PEN WOMEN FLASH FICTION
Deadline: May 1
Award: $100 / $50 / $25
Fee: $10
Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre). Flash Fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer. The title is not included in the word count. The story must pertain to the theme, “Hidden Amongst These Worlds”  All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted. An entry fee is required for each entry, however each entry after the first is discounted to $8 per. You can also opt for a completely optional critique of your piece by a published author for an additional $10 per entry.

NEW! CREATIVE NONFICTION BOOK AWARD
Deadline: May 1
Award: Publication
Fee: $25
Zone 3 Press is seeking submissions for its Creative Nonfiction Book Award contest. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages.

NEW! DANCING POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: May 15
Award: $100 grand prize / $50 (six first prizes) / $25 (12 second prizes) / $10 (30 third prizes)
Fee: $5
Artists Embassy International’s Seventeenth Annual Dancing Poetry Contest. All DPF prize winners will receive a prize certificate suitable for framing, a ticket to the Dancing Poetry Festival 2013, and be invited to read their prize winning poem at the 2013 Dancing Poetry Festival, time and location to be announced. Three Grand Prizes will receive $100 each plus the poems will be danced, and videotaped for you. Each Grand Prize Winner will be invited onstage for photo ops with the dancers and a bow in the lime light. Line Limit: 40 lines maximum each poem. No limit on number of entries.

NEW! NATIVE WRITERS POETRY CHAPBOOK SERIES CONTEST
Deadline: June 15
Award: 250 contributor copies
The Sequoyah National Research Center is pleased to announce the return of their Poetry Chapbook Award for emerging American Indian writers. One manuscript will be published annually, and although there is no cash prize, the writer selected will receive 250 copies of their chapbook to distribute at will. The winning manuscript will also be archived in our prestigious Tribal Writers Digital Library. The Sequoyah Chapbook Award is open to any member of a federally recognized tribe in the United States. Individual must be either enrolled as a member of that tribe or accepted by that community as a member. Manuscripts, which need not be Native American in theme or subject matter, should be between 20 to 36 pages of poems, bound with a clip, single-spaced, one poem per page, paginated consecutively, with a table of contents and acknowledgments. Previous journal or magazine publication (web or print) is encouraged with acknowledgements, but we will not reprint work that has appeared as a whole in books (self-published or otherwise).

NEW! SPORT LITERATE: ESSAY AND POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: June 30
Award: $200 (essay) / $100 (poem)
Fee: $15
Need a writing goal for 2013? Send your best work (nonfiction essay or poetry) to Sport Literate: Honest Reflections on Life’s Leisurely Diversions. All entries will be considered for publication, and all entrants will be mailed a copy of the issue (U.S. domestic addresses only). No fiction, please. Poets can send up to three poems.

NEW! MAY SARTON POETRY PRIZE
Deadline: June 30
Award: $1,000, publication, and 100 contributor copies
Bauhan Publishing is pleased to announce the 2013 May Sarton Poetry Prize. This new contest, created for the 100th birthday of May Sarton, is in its third year featuring new judge Jeff Friedman. The winning poet is awarded with $1,000, the publication of their manuscript, and
100 copies of their newly-published book. We are currently accepting all manuscripts (50-80 pages) from anywhere in the world.

NEW! OLD MOUNTAIN PRESS ANTHOLOGY SERIES
Old Mountain Press Anthology Series (started in 2006) accepts submissions in poetry and flash fiction from former contributors or someone recommended by a former contributor for publication in its anthologies. For listing of the upcoming 2013 and 2014 titles visit website.

WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WEB ANTHOLOGY
Deadline: March 28
Forthcoming anthology: Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities. Seeking chapters of unpublished work from writers in the United States and Canada for an anthology. We are interested in such topics as: Women Founding Companies Existing Only on the Web; Women Working on the Web With Young Children or Physical Disabilities; Woman’s Studies Resources and Curriculum Development Webmasters; Women as Founding Editors of Webzines and Blogs; Surveys/Interviews of Women on the Web. Chapters of 3,000-4,000 words (up to 3 co-authors) on how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field, and provided new opportunities for women, are all welcome. Practical, how-to-do-it, anecdotal, and innovative writing based on experience. We are interested in communicating how women make money on the Web, further their careers, and the status of women. One complimentary copy per chapter, discount on additional orders.

ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: March 30
Award: Varies
Fee: $25
The Writers’ Workshop announces its 24th Annual Poetry Contest. 1ST PLACE: Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff. 2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited. 3rd PLACE: One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited. 10 Honorable Mentions.

DIANA WOODS MEMORIAL AWARD IN CREATIVE NONFICTION
Deadline: March 30
Award: $250 and publication in Lunch Ticket
Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket.

PERSPECTIVE POETRY MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: March 30
Perspective Poetry Magazine, a socially conscious magazine seeks submissions for its first edition. Poetry should have a message for the readers, which attempts to bring meaning, and understanding of issues facing the citizens of today’s world. The magazine seeks to heal rather than assist the increasing violence of today’s world. Please be sure to send us work that has not been previously published in print or online. Send two poems.

PORCHES ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: March 30
Main Street Rag is seeking short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for an anthology using “Porches” as its focal point.

CALL FOR STORIES ABOUT LOVE
Deadline: March 31
Awards: $200 / $100 / $50
Fee: $10
Love on the Road 2013 will be an anthology of stories about making connections, from heartfelt ones ending in weddings, to less high-minded ones ending in beds (or wherever). Half the stories will be about travelers meeting someone far from home, and the other half about people meeting travelers passing through. Submit your 5,000-word story; we will choose the best 12 stories for publication and send them to our judges. They will pick the stories that will win the cash prizes.

CAROLINA WREN PRESS POETRY SERIES
Deadline: March 31
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $20
Given biennially for a first or second book of poetry. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages.

PRESS 53 OPEN AWARDS
Deadline: March 31
Award: Five beautiful etched-glass awards (personalized award certificates for Second Prize and Honorable Mention) and publication
The sixth annual Press 53 Open Awards is now accepting submissions. Five Categories, three Winners in Each: Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, Novella (Finalists and Winners Announced No Later Than June 28, 2013). Five Industry-Professional Judges. Thirteen opportunities for publication: First Prize, Second Prize, and Honorable Mention in Poetry, Flash Fiction, Short-Short Story, Short Story, and First Prize in Novella will be published in the 2013 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology.

DRAFTHORSE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: April 1
Drafthorse literary journal is seeking submissions for its Summer 2013 issue.  Drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany.  We are interested in how work, or the absence of it, effects people and communities on an intimate level.  While we’re open to various interpretations, we expect the subject to be fundamental to your submission in some way.

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE
Deadline: April 1
Award: $20,000
Fee: varies ($15-$25)
Get your poems ready! The not-for-profit Montreal International Poetry Prize is offering $20,000 for one original, unpublished poem of no longer than 40 lines written in any English dialect. The Montreal Prize launched its first poetry competition in March 2011 and awarded $50,000 to Australian poet Mark Tredinnick. The 2011 Global Poetry Anthology is a solid collection that garnered positive reviews. It includes unknown voices alongside celebrated poets from around the world. Internationally acclaimed American artist Eric Fischl responded to one poem in the anthology with a watercolour painting.

PATERSON FICTION PRIZE
Deadline: April 1
Award: $1,000
For a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2012.

SOUTHERN VOICES POETRY BOOK PRIZE
Deadline: April 1
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $25
Open to all poets who have either never published a full-length collection of poetry or who have only published one full-length collection, and who currently reside in and have had residency in one or more of the following states for a minimum of 24 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prize winner is announced.) Final judge: D.A. Powell. Sponsored by the Hub City Writers Project.

PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S CONTEST
Deadline: April 2
Award: $1,000 (each genre) and publication
Fee: $24 (includes 1-year subscription)
Accepting ficiton, nonfiction, and poetry. Submit 3-5 poems or under 5,000 words for prose. Winners published in Winter 2013-2014 issue. Entrants must not have published a book before April 15, 2014.

THE POTOMAC REVIEW FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: April 5
Award: $1,000, publication, one-year’s subscription
Fee: $20
The concept behind our theme, Brackish, is to take two things or ideas, like fresh and salt water, that shouldn’t work together or mix well, but do anyway. In the spirit of the Potomac Review’s watery origins, we will celebrate this phenomenon by asking talented writers to participate in our first themed writing contest: a flash fiction contest. To enter, submit a compelling piece of flash fiction of up to 1,500 words that combines any two (or more) subjects or genres. All topics are welcome; be as diverse and unlimited as your imagination. Submissions will be judged by Drue Heinz and Pushcart Prize winner Kirk Nesset. This contest adheres to all CLMP Contest Guidelines.

TICKET TO WRITE 2013
Deadline: April 5
Award: Staged production plus cash prizes
Fee: $25
The competition is for stage plays about The Beatles lasting 15 minutes. Eight plays will be chosen to be fully staged over two nights back-to-back. To mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of George Harrison, four out of the eight plays chosen for 2013 will be themed on George: It can be about his work, his music, his life – any legitimate story about this beloved member of the Fab Four. The other four plays, as 2012, can feature any aspect of The Beatles: Their lives, music, work, featuring some, all or none of the group. Once again all plays submitted must be about 15 minutes long and have a maximum of four characters.

MINERVA RISING LITERARY JOURNAL
Deadline: April 8
Award: Small stipend and contributor copy
Fee: $15
Minerva Rising Literary Journal is seeking short stories, essays, poetry, creative nonfiction, original prints, graphics arts, and photographs for our next issued themed “Rebellion.”

RUTH MOOSE FLASH FICTION PRIZE
Deadline: April 16
Award: $100 / $50 / $25 / Honorable Mentions
Fee: $5 (members) / $10 (non-members)
This first-time prize recognizes the best piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words. Sponsored by the Charlotte Writers’ Club.

2013 PLAYWRIGHTS COMPETITION
Deadline: April 19
Award: Full production (winner) / Partial staged reading (3 finalists)
Fee: None
We are now accepting submissions for unpublished and professionally un-produced full-length plays and musicals (only) from playwrights who are current residents of SC, NC, and GA. The three finalists will be presented in partial staged readings at our Playwrights Festival in July where audiences will select the winner to be produced in our 2014 season!

NORTH CAROLINA AWARD FOR LITERATURE
Deadline: April 15
The 2013 North Carolina Awards are now accepting nominations. These prestigious awards recognize “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens in the fields of scholarship, research, the fine arts and public leadership.” Awards are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to artistic and literary expression, scientific achievement, and civic leadership.

BOMB FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: April 30
Award: $500 and publication
Fee: $20 (includes one-year subscription to BOMB)
The winner of our 2013 contest will receive a $500 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement First Proof. All submissions will be read anonymously. Manuscripts must be less than 20 pages and consist of a single story. Final judge: Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet.

MILITARY PERSONNEL OR VETERANS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: April 30
Fee: None
March Hare Press seeks poetry from enlisted military personnel or veterans for an anthology. Looking for authentic voices. Three poems, 40 lines or less.

THE BROCKMAN-CAMPBELL AWARD FOR POETRY
Deadline: May 1
Fee: $10 (members) / $20 (non-members)
The Brockman-Campbell Book Award is given for a book-length (20 or more pages of poetry) volume of poetry published in 2012. Entrants must be native-born North Carolinians or current residents, having lived NC for at least three years at the time of the book’s publication.

DAVID NATHAN MEYERSON FICTION PRIZE
Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $25
Southwest Review gives this prize annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words.

JACAR PRESS FULL POETRY BOOK AND CHAPBOOK CONTESTS
Deadline: May 1
Award: Publication
Fee: $15
Full length manuscripts must be 45–80 pages of poems,not including table of contents, acknowledgments page, biography, etc. Chapbook manuscript must be between 25-35 pages long, including table of contents, an acknowledgment page, and a page for your biography. Final Judge will be a nationally recognized poet.  Past judges have been Dorianne Laux and Toi Derricotte. The name will be released after the competition has closed. You may submit more than one manuscript, but there is a separate fee for each manuscript submitted.

LUCILLE CLIFTON POETRY PRIZE 2013
Deadline: May 1
Award: $100 / Honorable Mentions and publication
The Lucille Clifton annual poetry contest, held each spring, honors the prolific work of poet great Lucille Clifton. Widely celebrated for her unpretentious and unapologetic poems, Clifton’s unique free verse was free of punctuation, taut, and always recognizably her. When submitting think: humanness, struggle, adversity, resilience. Entries must be postmarked by May 1. We are also accepting poetry submissions for our second issue. Deadline: April 12, 2013.

SURREAL SOUTH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: May 1
Surreal South `13 seeks submissions of prose fiction of 1,000 to around 7,000 words. The fiction or the author must be in some manner southern, and the work must contain surreal elements. Content should reflect the lost or found theme. Only one submission per writer. We welcome stories that are horrific, speculative, mysterious, dreamlike, or that draw from any of the various fiction genres, but please note that we aren’t necessarily looking for pieces that are loyal examples of a genre, whether literary, fantasy, crime, horror, or others. What we want is to be disturbed and delighted by good narrative through good prose.

“WHAT MATTERS” ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR POETRY
Deadline: May 1
Fee: First poem, free; $3 additional
WHAT MATTERS  to you? Are you passionate about lovers, politics, the environment, animals, health, discrimination, war and peace?  No limit on subject matter. Previously published are fine if you own reprint rights.

INTERNATIONAL BOOK PRIZE
Deadline: May 15
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $20
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Emergency Press is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Special consideration is given to submissions that are multimedia or cross-genre in nature. Heather Rounds will judge. Submit a manuscript of any length.

FIRST NOVEL CONTEST
Deadline: May 24
Award: $300 and 7-day retreat at a Smoky Mountain cabin
Fee: $25
First Novel Contest: Emerging Writers Getaway by Whidbey Writers MFA Alumni Association. Final judge Rikki Ducornet, NBCC award finalist. Top three entries reviewed for agent representation.

10-MINUTE PLAY CONTEST
Deadline: May 31
Award: $50
Fee: $3
Magnolia Arts Center in Greenville, NC, is holding its Eighth Annual Ten Minute Play Contest. Play should be no longer than 10 minutes in length when read or performed. Play may not have been previously published. Musicals and adaptations of other author’s works not eligible.

ARROYO LITERARY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: May 31
We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and translation for our sixth issue. Arroyo Literary Review is a print-based publication produced annually by students and alumni of California State University, East Bay. Each issue reflects the creative diversity found in the San Francisco Bay Area literary scene, while bringing together material from an international array of poets, writers, and artists.

SPORTS FICTION AND ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: May 31
Award: $1,000 (ficiton and essay; total prizes $3,000)
Fee: $15
Prize for best short story and essay on a sports-related theme. Entries should be unpublished. 6,000 word limit. Winning entries published online. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writers’ Digest, 2005-2012). Final Judge: Jendi Reiter.

WALTON SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS BEST CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY AWARD
Deadline: May 31
Award: $10,000
Fee: $20 (or $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction)
Creative Nonfiction and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability are looking for remarkable true stories that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic, ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. We welcome personal essays or stories about extraordinary individuals or communities, and stories about innovative solutions to sustainability. We seek essays on topics that range from global to local, from “big” (e.g., Resilience after natural disasters; New technology solutions vs. common sense; Energy harvesting) to “small” (e.g., Personal decisions about consumption; Reuse, recycle, up-cycle, bicycle?; Green, clean—what does it mean?; What can we learn from past generations?). Whatever the subject, we want to hear about it in an essay that blends facts and research with narrative—employing scenes, descriptions, etc. Your essay can channel Henry David Thoreau or Henry Ford, Rachel Carson or (a literary) Rush Limbaugh; but all essays must tell true stories and be factual and scientifically accurate.* All essays submitted will be considered for publication in a special “Human Face of Sustainability” issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine. One writer will be awarded the $10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award. The prize recipient will be invited to a special launch event hosted by Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

ANTHOLOGY ABOUT LIFE SHIFTS FOR WOMEN
Deadline: June 1
Alice Walker famously argued that a”woman is not a potted plant.” Whether we choose our paths or plant our own “seeds of change,” women strive to fit in to the skin we are given. In our own words, writers, teachers, and speakers share their stories of finding themselves through shifts–from great to small. We are seeking submissions for an anthology that will focus on stories about major life shifts regarding unspoken needs, social change, community, and defining self. This book will be written by and for women about change. Submissions can be short stories, essays, plays, and poems.3,000 word maximum.

CALL FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
Deadline: June 1
New Stories from the Midwest editors are currently seeking nonfiction pieces for publication on its website. We’re interested in previously unpublished work that celebrates the Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. We’re open to style and length, though shorter pieces usually work better. The work has to be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, as long as you withdraw your piece.

CROOK’S CORNER BOOK PRIZE
Deadline: June 30
Awards: $1,000 / one glass of wine a day for a year
Fee: $25
Taking a page from the famous literary cafés of Paris, Crook’s Corner Café & Bar in Chapel Hill, NC announces the first annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize, to be inaugurated with a $1,000 award for best debut novel set in the American South. Submitted books must be the author’s first novel, published in the United States between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2013. Regardless of the author’s residence, the book must be set in the American South, which includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Books may be self-published if they have an ISBN number. E-books are not eligible. Submissions are welcome from writers or publishers. Final judge will be Jill McCorkle.

TECHNOCULTURE CALL FOR “RETRO” SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: August 31
Award: $650 scholarship to Wildacres Writers Workshop
Technoculture is an independent annual peer-reviewed journal publishing both critical and creative works that explore the ways in which technology impacts this (or any) society, with a broad definition of technology. We seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic “technology and society,” or, perhaps,“technologies and societies.” For Volume 3 (2013), The Retro Issue, we are particularly seeking essays and creative works that focus on lost, ancient, old, or dead technologies, technologies that no one uses, or very few people still employ. Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

RED MOUNTAIN PRIZE FOR POETRY
Deadline: September 15
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $27
The 2013 Red Mountain Prize for Poetry will award publication of a full-length book of poetry. The most important criterion is that the manuscript manifests significant themes in beautiful, strong and evocative language. The winner will receive publication with our standard contract and a $1,000 award. All entries may be considered for future publication. Send a manuscript of 48-75 pages in a single document.

ANTHOLOGY SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FROM MILITARY
Deadline: October 1
LGBT military, veterans, family, and allies: what are your stories and experiences from repeal of DADT through its first year? All submissions considered for anthology Repeal Day: When DADT Became History edited by Victoria Hudson.

WHITE MICE POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: October 1
Award: $100 / $50 and publication
Fee: $10 / $15 with subscription
The International Lawrence Durrell Society announces the White Mice Poetry Contest. Submit 1-3 poems focusing on “Islands.” Prize includes publication in Deus Loci.

THE INDIAN RIVER REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 15, 2014
The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its third issue scheduled for publication in late spring/summer 2014. The theme for this issue is “Technology,” and we plan to take a very broad view of this theme. As man moved from an oral to a literate culture, technology has affected the way we communicate and live. At one time, even the simple number 2 pencil was a technological advancement. From quills to computers, from knitting needles to the Mars Rover, technology comes in many forms, and we would like to explore this concept in our third issue. Genres include short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, critical essays, black and white photography, and book reviews.

CHOCORUA REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Chocorua Review now accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

CONTE SEEKING SUBMISSIONS
The editors of Conte, an online journal of narrative writing founded in 2005, announce an open submissions call for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our nineteenth issue, slated for publication in Summer 2013. Recent contributors include Norman Dubie, Bruce Bond, Andrew Hudgins, Erika Meitner, Bruce Weigl, Robert Wrigley, Sandy Longhorn, Jim Daniels, Nin Andrews, and E. Ethelbert Miller, among others.

THE INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE CALL FOR POETS
The Independent Tribune is looking for poets to showcase in a regular article by writer Bill Diskin. The Sunday poetry column is weekly, including both an interview of the poet, and one of their poems. Want to be featured? An unedited version of the interview will also appear (with permission) at the Piedmont Poetry Project blog.

A NEW POETIC FORM FOR SOUTHERNERS
Please submit poems to Bill Griffin (of the North Carolina Poetry Society and other poetic fame), who is looking for poems in a new-but-quite-familiar Southern form: The Southern Sentence Poem. He is also requesting additional suggestions for descriptions, rules, and names for the form, and he hopes to receive enough qualifying poems to create a new online page, blog, or site. Together, we can make this happen.

ANTHOLOGY SEEKS SUBMISSIONS BY CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS
Two-Countries: Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents seeks poems, essays, and flash memoir.

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S BOOK ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
This new anthology will be a collection of personal non-fiction stories written by individuals 18 years and older. We are looking for humorous and inspiring stories and if they have an edge and are different, even better. No death/dying or sad stories here. The Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) series will be targeted at adults and, as such, language and situations can be PG-13 or TV-14; anything that is broadcast on network television is fair game for this series.

PEOPLE WHO WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET
Mental Floss is looking for a few new freelance contributors for our site. History, science, language, movies, what books were almost called, what have you. We typically pay $100 per story. (Many of our web writers go on to write for our magazine, which might be more exciting and definitely pays better, but right now we’re just talking about the site.)

POETRY IN PLAIN SIGHT
Poetry in Plain Sight is a new program created to bring poetry – perhaps your poetry – to the streets of downtown Winston-Salem. Four poems will be chosen each month and displayed on posters in sixteen shop windows throughout Winston-Salem’s Arts and Entertainment District. The goals are to bring poetry to a wider audience and to support North Carolina poets. You can submit one poem per month for consideration. Your poem can be no longer than 20 lines. It can be an excerpt from a longer poem. You must be a resident of North Carolina.

PRIMENUMBER MAGAZINE SEEKS BOOK REVIEWS
PrimeNumber Magazine seeks smart, well-written book reviews that explore the author’s craft and examine where the work fits within current literary trends. We are not seeking reviews that accentuate the negative. PrimeNumber Magazine’s online quarterly seeks four 400-800 word reviews and one author interview of 800-1,200 words per issue. Our print annual seeks one to two review essays, between 2,000 and 3,000 words, which critically examine two or more authors. Our review essays are peer-reviewed, so please send us only your best critical works. Our print annual may also include a longer author interview with a notable writer. Though our print interviews are often conducted by our PrimeNumber Magazine staff, if reviewers have an interview idea, please pitch us the idea. Though PrimeNumber Magazine frequently has books for assignment, we encourage our reviewers to query us if they have a suggested book for review. (Note, unless provided by one of our participating presses and assigned by our staff, all reviewed books are the responsibility of the review author to obtain.)

SEEKING CHILDREN’S BOOK CRITIQUE GROUP IN TRIAD
Looking to start or join a critique group in Winston-Salem for writers of children’s books. I write MG fantasy/fairy tales, but any children’s genre is fine. E-mail if interested:  edonovan4906@yahoo.com.

SEEKING PLAYWRIGHTS FOR NEW GROUP
Susan Steadman, an NCWN member, is trying to get playwrights together in Wilmington. An organizational meeting for a playwriting group in the Wilmington area is slated for Monday, March 11, at McAllister’s, 740 S. College, at 7:30 pm. If anyone has a question, he/she may contact Susan at susanmsteadman@aol.com.

SOMOS EN ESCRITO CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Somos en escrito, the Latino literary online magazine, invites American writers of Chicano, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Hispanic origin to submit manuscripts. This forum is dedicated to providing an outlet to new and veteran writers in the various fields of literature: fiction (short stories, novellas, novel excerpts),  essays, poetry (all genre), experimental, and book reviews, written in Spanish and/or English.

VALPARAISO FICTION REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions should be original, unpublished fiction. Submissions should range from 1,000 to 9,000 words with possible exceptions. Please no novels, poetry, or children’s fiction unless otherwise noted. Excerpts from novels are acceptable only if selected piece operates as a stand-alone story.

 

 

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