NC Writers’ Network–Call for Submissions

NEW! OPEN CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE STAGE
Deadline: August 24
New Voices New Visions Theater Arts group is looking for writers for new works and adaptations of established works for the stage.

NEW! FLYLEAF BOOKS SECOND THURSDAY POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: August 31
Award: $150 / $50 / Readings
Fee: None
We are pleased to announce the third annual Flyleaf Books Second Thursday Poetry Contest. The winning poet will receive a $150 Flyleaf Books gift certificate and will be a featured reader at the Second Thursday event on October 10. One runner-up will receive a $50 gift certificate and will also be a featured reader. Winners will be selected by an out-of-state judge. You may submit one poem up to 60 lines in length. Your entry must be original, written by you, and not have received a monetary award or high honors from any other contest. You may submit your poem simultaneously to this contest and to other contests and publishers. Poems written in English are eligible. Poems translated from languages other than English are not eligible, unless you are author of both the original poem and the translation. Illustrations or photos accompanying the poem will not be forwarded to the judge.

NEW! THE REDHEADED STEPCHILD CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 1
The Redheaded Stepchild is open for submissions for the month of August. We only accept poems that have been rejected by other magazines. We do not accept previously published work. We do, however, accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else.

NEW! WATERSHED REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 30
We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. One poem or prose excerpt will be chosen from each issue to be made into a broadside print by the Quoin Letterpress Collective. No previously published works are accepted.

NEW! THE 2014 MOON CITY SHORT FICTION AWARD
Deadline: October 1
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $25
The Moon City Short Fiction Award is for an original collection of short fiction written in English by a single or collaborative author. Individual pieces in the collection may be published in periodicals, but not yet collected and published in full-length manuscript form. Entries may include short shorts, short fiction, and/or up to one novella. Open to all writers not associated with Moon City Press or its editors, past or present. While Moon City Press does publish many Ozark authors and Ozark-inspired works, this competition is for ALL writers. This is an international competition, therefore, we are not seeking work with any particular bias or theme. Manuscripts should fall between 35,000 and 65,000 words.

NEW! ZOETROPE ALL-STORY SHORT FICTION CONTEST
Deadline: October 1
Award: $1,000 / $500 / $250
Fee: $20
We accept all genres of literary fiction. Entries must be: unpublished; strictly 5,000 words or fewer. The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.

NEW! BLOTTERATURE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: November 1
Blotterature is a small press online lit journal, started by a few Region Rats who want to see good literature reach a larger audience. Blotterature accepts a wide variety of prose, poetry, and artwork. We want the nontraditional mixed with careful attention to craft and process. Well-developed with an edge. Experimental while knowing exactly what you’re doing. Thought-out. Thrilling. Fiction: short stories, flash fiction. No chapters from novels, 4,000 words or less. Nonfiction: Memoir, articles, essays, micro-essays, etc. No unsolicited interviews or reviews. All Poetry.

NEW! THE VESALIUS PRIZE
Deadline: December 1
Award: $1,000
To commemorate the 500th birthday of Andreas Vesalius and his spirit of excellence and inquiry. Art Flashes: art and disease, and medical themes in the visual arts. Physicians of Note: portraits of famous physicians. Moments in History: notable events relating to medicine. Literary Vignettes: extracts with commentaries related to medicine and literature. Famous Hospitals: articles about historical or current hospitals. Articles should not be longer than 800 words.

NEW! THE HEKTOEN ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: March 1
Award: $1,500 / $1,000
Suggested topics include medicine and art or literature, history of medicine, ethics, music, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, etc. Clinical studies or case reports are not eligible. Essays should be 1,500 to 2,000 words.

NEW! OH, BABY: TRUE STORIES ABOUT TINY HUMANS
For an upcoming anthology tentatively entitled, Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans, In Fact Books is seeking new essays about all things related to babies. We want well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Whether it’s about adopting them or making them, raising them or ‘sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you’ve got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. 4,500 words maximum.

MID-SOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL CONTEST
Deadline: August 26
Award: Publication
Fee: $10
Submit to 34 different poetry award categories in anticipation of the Mid-South Festival, October 5, 2013, in Memphis, TN. All poems must be original and unpublished (except those entered in contest #2). Unless otherwise specified, a poem may be on any subject, in any form, and no longer than 40 lines. Please count lines carefully as rules are strictly applied. Sponsored by the Poetry Society of Tennessee.

SEVEN HILLS AND PUNUMBRA WRITING CONTESTS
Deadline: August 30
Award: $100/$75/$50 (prose and poetry) / $50 /$35 / $20 (haiku) and publication
Fee: $6 (members) / $8 (non-members)
The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its nineteenth year. Penumbra is in its twenty-seventh year. Winners are published in the Seven Hills Review the following year, usually by the end of January. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. All judging is blind by professional, published authors. Short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and children’s picture books (text only) are the categories for prose competition. There are also poetry and haiku categories.

AT LENGTH CALL FOR POETRY AND PROSE
Deadline: August 31
At Length is reading submissions throughout the month of August. We’re interested in poems and sequences that are at least 7 single-spaced pages long. We’re also looking for fiction and nonfiction of at least 7,500 words in length. We welcome novellas, novel excerpts, memoirs, narratives, essays, and long short stories. No academic papers, please.

BACKBONE PRESS CALL FOR CHAPBOOKS
Deadline: August 31
Fee: $5
Backbone Press is now accepting chapbook submissions, no more than 18-24 pages in length. Broad, cultural, forward: we welcome submissions from emerging and established writers.

COVERED WITH FUR CALL FOR FICTION
Deadline: August 31
A brand-new indie press based in Austin is currently seeking short stories and novel excerpts for publication in its online magazine, Covered with Fur. Covered with Fur publishes original fiction, accompanied by artifacts of the creative process, in a regular series called “Material Fiction.” Dedicated to publishing fiction and the story of its creation, “Material Fiction” is a space to explore writing as process and publishing as material practice. We love: stories that take risks and take us places; writing that moves us and language that rattles us; fiction that is big-hearted and wild, elegant and innovative. We seek: writers who are eager to collaborate with us to tell the story of their creative process. This means being willing to share with us–and with readers–artifacts of your writing process. Such artifacts might include: drafts, outlines, or notes; written commentary on the piece’s evolution; visual or textual evidence of “aha!” moments; inspirational objects, quotes, images, et cetera. We believe: writing is hard work, y’all. We pay authors $250 per accepted story or excerpt.

E-CHAPBOOK ANTHOLOGY SEEKS SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: August 31
Wordrunner eChapbooks publishes four online collections annually of fiction, poetry, or memoir, each featuring one author, and the occasional multi-authored, themed anthology. Submissions are open for the fall 2013e-chapbook anthology. The theme is WORK (or the lack of it). Submit one to three poems, or up to three flash fictions or personal narratives (500 to 1,500 words each), or one short story, novel or memoir excerpt (to 5,000 words). Please no résumés or detailed job descriptions. An exploration of how work works on lives and relationships should be the unifying feature of the story, narrative, or poem. There is no fee to submit. Token payment (varies).

GLIMMER TRAIN SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS
Deadline: August 31
Award: $1,500 / $500 / $300 and publication
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.  Most entries run from 1,500 – 6,000 words, but
any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.

NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: August 31
Call for submissions for the 2014 issue special feature section on North Carolina Literature and War. Although we will consider Civil War literature, we are particuarly interested in NC literature that deals with other wars, from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in the Middle East.

STEMS JOURNAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: August 31
Stems Journal is now accepting submissions for our debut issue. Stems is looking for writing and visual art inspired and challenged by science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.

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.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW NINTH ANNUAL CONTEST
Deadline: September 1
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $15 (includes 1-year subscription)
For Fiction/Prose and Nonfiction, the entry fee covers one 7,500 word story or essay. For Poetry, the entry fee covers one packet of up to three poems. You may submit multiple entries.  We accept only previously unpublished work.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ESSAYS ABOUT EASTERN PARKS
Deadline: September 1
Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. In Volume 1, we read tales of grizzly encounters and streaking through Denali, personal relationships with temperamental elk and the dirty truth behind housekeeping in Yellowstone. Now, we seek stories from parks east of the Mississippi, from Acadia to the Everglades, from the Smokies to Shenandoah. Whether you spent your time on the trail or alligator-proofing your cabin, we would love to read your experiences, cerebral and corporeal alike. Please note, contributors have lived or worked in the parks. We welcome tree-hugging epiphanies and reflections on the daily grind. We want to hear the societal, environmental, and existential implications of living in the park. What happened there, and how did it influence your life? Each writer will receive $100 for their essay and one copy of the collection.

NARRATIVE POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: September 1
Award: $1,000 / $250 / $100 and publication
Fee: $20
All winners, finalists, and semi-finalists will be offered publication in the Winter 2014 issue of Naugatuck River Review. Naugatuck River Review is dedicated to publishing great narrative poetry. We are open to many styles of poetry, looking for narrative that sings, which means the poem has a strong emotional core and the narrative is compressed. There is a 50-line limit.

PRAIRIE WOLF PRESS REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 1
The editors of Prairie Wolf Press Review, an online literary journal,  announce our open reading period. We are looking for short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry. All prose submissions to Prairie Wolf Press Review must be fewer than 1,000 words. You may send up to three poems.

SONNET CONTEST: POETS AND PATRONS
Deadline: September 1
Award: $50 / $35 / $15 / Honorable Mentions / Special Recognitions
Announcing the Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest. Open to all.  Submit only one entry of either a Shakespearean or Petrarchan sonnet.  The entry must be original and unpublished.

THE WRITER’S BLOCK FICTION AWARD
Deadline: September 1
Award: Special reading and publication
Fee: $5
Louisville Literary Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural Writer’s Block Fiction Award will be presented to one outstanding writer on October 11, 2013, at the InKY Reading Series! We encourage authors to submit their original work of 5,000 words or fewer — short stories and novel excerpts will both be considered — to be judged by a notable fiction author. The winner of the Writer’s Block Fiction Award will receive a 10-minute spotlight reading at the October edition of the InKY Reading Series, and publication in a noted regional magazine.

DOGFISH HEAD POETRY PRIZE
Deadline: September 2
Award: $500, two cases of Dogfish Head beer, publication, and 10 contributor copies
The Eleventh Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for the winning book-length manuscript by a poet residing in the Mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, WVA, and NC). The manuscript must be book-length (between 48 and seventy eight pages of original work – no translations) and no more than roughly  thirty lines to a page, including the poem’s title and two line-spaces between the title and the body of the poem.  A poem may be more than one page. he book’s dimensions will be 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, with a minimum of half-inch side margins, and printed in 12 point type, so avoid very long lines. Judging is blind and double-tiered.

DOUG FIR FICTION AWARD
Deadline: September 3
Award: $1,000, residency, publication, manuscript review
Fee: $15
Bear Deluxe Magazine Presents: The Doug Fir Fiction Award, Every Story Begins Somewhere. The Bear Deluxe Magazine welcomes submissions of previously unpublished short stories up to 5,000 words, relating to a sense of place or the natural world, interpreted as broadly or narrowly as the author defines. Award Judge (2012-13): Lidia Yuknavitch.

SHELF UNBOUND WRITING COMPETITION
Deadline: September 10
Fee: $30
Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine. “Independently Published” books include self-published books (such as those published through CreateSpace, Lulu.com, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books published through small presses releasing less than five titles per year. Books entered in last year’s competition are eligible for re-submission in this year’s competition. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry.

SLIPPERY ELM POETRY AND PROSE CONTESTS
Deadline: September 13
Awrd: $1,000 (poetry) / $1,000 (prose)
Fee: $15
The University of Findlay’s newest literary journal, Slippery Elm, is live and open for submissions! Poetry judge: Mary Biddinger. Prose judge: Robert James Russell. All entrants will receive a copy of the winning issue, and all submissions will be considered for publication.

APPLE VALLEY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 15
Apple Valley Review  is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2013 issue (Vol. 8, No. 2). All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit strict genre fiction or anything particularly violent or explicit. All published work is considered for our annual editor’s prize.

BLOOM CALL FOR ESSAYS
Deadline: September 15
Bloom is seeking personal essays from writers of all ages—young writers who are inspired by diverse artistic paths, older writers who pursued creative work in later life—on topics related to Bloom’s mission. We are open to your interpretation of what “related to Bloom’s mission” might mean. And we are interested in fresh, authentic voices that engage the artistic life honestly, with humor, rawness, wisdom (we are less interested in self-promotion or angsty catharsis). Submissions of 2,500 words maximum.

COUNTY LINES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 15
Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is looking for submissions of color and B&W art and writing for their new literary journal, County Lines.

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.

CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAYS BY GEORGIA RESIDENTS
Deadline: September 16
Award: $500 / $200 / $100 / $50 Honorable Mentions (4)
The Gallery at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton, in conjunction with Georgia Backroads Magazine and the Tifton-Tift County Arts Council, announce a contest for nonfiction essays concurrent with a photography contest and exhibit on the same theme. Essays should be no longer than 4,000 words and should address the “Back Roads of Georgia” theme in some way, whether directly or obliquely, literally or figuratively. We’re looking for Creative Nonfiction/Literary Nonfiction submissions.

PIEDMONT LAUREATE APPLICATIONS
Deadline: September 27
The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from writers of short fiction for 2014. The mission of the Piedmont Laureate program is to promote awareness and heighten appreciation for excellence in the literary arts throughout the Piedmont region. The program is sponsored by the Alamance County Arts Council, City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County.

BEST OF THE NET ANTHOLOGY OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 30
SundressPublications is excited to announce that submissions are open for the eighth volume of the Best of the Net Anthology! The internet continues to be a rapidly evolving medium for the distribution of new and innovative literature, and the Best of the Net Anthology aims to nurture the relationship between writers and the web. In our first seven years of existence, the anthology has published distinguished writers such as Claudia Emerson, B.H.Fairchild, Ron Carlson, Dorianne Laux, and Jill McCorkle alongside numerous new and emerging writers from around the world.

CAPE FEAR REGIONAL ARTS GRANTS
Deadline: September 20
The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County is seeking applications for the 2013–2014 Regional Artist Project Grants. The Regional Artists Project program is administered by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and local arts councils working as a consortium. Counties include New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, and Pender counties. Residents in these counties are eligible to apply for grants which provide financial support to artists in all disciplines, including literature/playwriting. Types of fundable projects include the creation of new work; purchase of equipment and materials and professional development workshops.

MELINDA COCHRANE INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR POETRY
Deadline: September 30
Melinda Cochrane International will be accepting poetry manuscripts for the Fall /Winter 2013-2014 season. Manuscript submissions can vary in theme and poetic style. We are looking for quality writing only and will do our best to support all emerging writers.

NATURE POETRY COMPETITION 2013
Deadline: September 30
Award: £1,000 / £500 / admission to writing workshop
Fee: £6
As a BirdLife International Partner, RSPB works for birds and nature on an international scale. As well as offering poets the chance to win considerable cash prizes and publication of their poems, the competition will raise money for conservation and poetry. We are working in partnership with leading independent UK poetry magazine, The Rialto, as we feel the magazine will be the perfect place to showcase the winning entries. Please do note the term “Nature Poetry” will be given a wide interpretation by the judge.

TALLGRASS LITERARY REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: September 30
The Tallgrass Literary Review seeks short fiction about Oklahoma but will publish stories about any state or country. Likewise, we request literary fiction but will accept short stories of any genre. More than any other factors, we judge works based on quality and innovativeness. Submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words. We accept multiple submissions as well as simultaneous submissions to other journals. To celebrate our first issue, we are awarding the best submission a $250 prize.

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.

JEFFREY E. SMITH EDITOR’S PRIZE IN FICTION, ESSAY, AND POETRY
Deadline: October 1
Award: $5,000 (fiction) / $5,000 (poetry) / $5,000 (essay)
Fee: $20
Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series. Please include no more than 25 typed, double-spaced pages for fiction and nonfiction. Poetry entries can include any number of poems up to 10 pages in total. Each story, essay, or group of poems constitutes one entry. Sponsored by the Missouri Review.

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.

3ELEMENTS REVIEW
Deadline: October 10
The goal is to write a story or poem that includes all three of the given words.  Each quarter, we´ll post three new elements. We hope 3Elements helps your  creativity as much as it has helped ours! Current elements: procession, tandem bicycle, ache. Stories must stay under 3,500 words. Poems must not exceed two pages.

ARTE LATINO NOW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: October 12
Sponsored by The Center for Latino Studies at Queens University of Charlotte in partnership with Gil Projects, Inc., Art Sí and Queens’ Departments of Art and Foreign Languages, ARTE LATINO NOW seeks to highlight the exciting cultural and artistic contributions of Latinos in the United States. We invite artists who self-define as Latino and live and work in the United States to submit an original creative work in their medium of choice. Winners will be exhibited at Queens University of Charlotte in Spring 2014.

LEE SMITH NOVEL PRIZE
Deadline: October 15
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $20
Carolina Wren Press will choose one unpublished novel to receive the Lee Smith Novel Prize, an award of $1,000 and publication in honor of esteemed Southern author, literary mentor, and teacher Lee Smith. The award will be presented to a novel by an author from, living in, or writing about the American South–authors need only meet one of these qualifications, not all three. It is our hope to find and promote novelists from the South and their novels and, in the process, to explore and expand the definition of Southern literature. Submissions must be original, previously unpublished novels, written by one person, in English, at least 50,000 words in length.

DRAFTHORSE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: October 31
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. We are now seeking writing to consider for our Winter 2014 issue.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MERMAID POETRY
Deadline: November 1
Mermaids in the Basement is an anthology seeking original poems of mermaid poetry. This project is interested in poems that push the mermaid myth and figure into a new light. Submissions should not simply retell the mermaid and her classic story but establish new facets in which to read, question, admire, interrogate, and fear this fantastical siren. Poems need not mention mermaids directly but must suggest, at the very least, a mermaid theme. This project is not interested in genre, fantasy, or overtly-campy writing, so please consider if your work would fit the aims of this anthology. Please send 3-5 poems in a word document. Previously published work will be considered.

COAL HILL REVIEW CALL POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST
Deadline: November 1
Award: $1,000, publication, contributor copies
Fee: $20
Coal Hill Review, an imprint of Autumn House Press, is interested in a wide range of poetry. We ask that all submissions come through our annual contest. Submission should consist of
10-15 pages, either a long poem or a group of poems.

“MISTAKES” ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: November 1
Award: $1,000 / $500
Fee: $20
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. We’re looking for stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations; we want to read about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility.  Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words.

SPLIT THIS ROCK POETRY CONTEST
Deadline: November 1
Award: $500 / $250 / $250
Fee: $20
Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness. This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, economics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, Americana, cultural icons. Split This Rock subscribes to the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Contest Code of Ethics. Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in any style, in the spirit of Split This Rock. Judged by: Tim Seibles.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL
Deadline: November 15
Award: $1,500 (fiction) / $1,000 (poetry) plus acess to 2014 New Orleans Literary Festival and publication
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions. For poetry, Robert Pinsky will serve as the contest’s judge. We’re also offering a $1,000 grand prize, a VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the 2013 Festival and publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine. Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. We are also accepting submissions for our annual Fiction Contest. Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau are the judges. This contest is open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction.

ANTHOLOGY SEEKS STORIES ABOUT ANIMALS
Deadline: December 1
The After Coetzee Project, an anthology of fiction, seeks short stories that bring forth a new kind of writing about animals, one that disengages from speciesist fictional strategies (animals as metaphors and allegories) and reimagines animals as subjects.

OUT OF SEQUENCE: THE SONNETS REMIXED
Deadline: December 1
From that very first line, Shakespeare tells us “we desire increase.” First published in 1609, the 154 sonnet sequence has not only proven  to be a seemingly immortal book of poetry, but also a series that  changed the art form itself endlessly. Even if unbeknownst, we have  never stopped revisiting the Sonnets, revising and remixing them at every turn. Out of Sequence, a media event from Upstart: A Journal of English  Renaissance Studies, seeks responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets from  poets, writers, and visual artists. Resulting in a 154-part publication with editorial introduction accessible both online and in print, we expect the project to be available by the end of summer  2014. We are particularly interested in responses that remix the  sonnets in a contemporary context while also speaking back to the historical moment of Shakespeare’s original. We ask that you choose a sonnet and respond to it through a poem or brief essay of no more than 500 words.Will you help us create in every bad a perfect best, as fast as to our beams assemble?

FOURTH RIVER CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ISSUE ON WOMEN AND NATURE
Deadline: December 15
In honor of the 35th year since the publication of Susan Griffin’s  eco-feminist classic Woman and Nature:  the Roaring Inside Her, The Fourth River announces a 2014 themed issue on Women and Nature.  We are looking for poetry and creative nonfiction, written by women, inspired by the natural world or addressing environmental concerns.  Although we will accept lined poems and traditional essays, we are most interested in seeing prose poetry or lyric essays. In the words of Adrienne Rich, who reviewed Griffin’s book, we are looking for any work that “demands of us activity, not passivity; which enlarges our sense of female presence in the world; . . . which uses language and sensual imagery to impart a new vision of reality, from a woman-centered location; . . . which expands our sense of the connections among us in the bonds of history; . . . which drives us wild, that is, helps us break out from tameness and repetition into new trajectories of our own.”

PRESS 53 CALL FOR SHORT FICTION
Deadline: December 31
In the 21st century, knowledge of the world around us grows increasingly important, and fiction set in other countries has become extremely popular. Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet (Edited by Clifford Garstang, to be published by Press 53 in Fall 2014) is an anthology (and potential series) of short fiction (short stories of any length, short shorts, and flash) set around the globe, including the United States. The anthology will consist of 20-25 fictions, with no more than one story set in any one country. Included stories will be a mix of previously published and new work. Each contributor will be entitled to a contributor copy and author discounts on additional copies. Stories may be any length.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE SOUTHERN POETRY ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME VII: NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Editors William Wright, Jesse Graves, and Paul Ruffin now seek submissions for  the seventh in our series, The Southern Poetry Anthology, featuring North  Carolina poets. The anthology will be published by Texas Review Press in 2014. If you are a North Carolina native, or if you have lived in North Carolina for  more than one year, please feel free to send up to five poems for consideration. This anthology is not limited to those who have published before; we invite  first-time submitters as well as those who have had full-length works of poetry published with national presses. The only rules: Poems must be original and of  high quality. We consider formal poems and free verse. Poems about North Carolina are not  necessarily championed over other motifs and themes, as we wish for the “sense  of place” to manifest in different ways, with different voices. Please note that the success of this anthology depends a great deal on word of mouth. Notify your poetry students, poetry-writing friends, and gifted nemeses of this opportunity.

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.

ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POEMS INSPIRED BY PUBLIC RADIO
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Seeking submissions of poetry and artwork for an anthology of work inspired by NPR and PBS to be published on Nine Toes Press, an offshoot of Lummox Press  and tentatively entitled The Liberal Media Made Me Do It!.  The poems may have been inspired by stories, quotations, or lines heard/seen  on NPR or PBS, and should, if possible, name their original source (the show and subject matter of the story). These can include poems with subject matter and/or lines taken from interviews and news stories, recipes, even book reviews or documentaries. Contributors will receive an e-copy of the book or reduced cost on the hard copy.  Previously published poems or poems printed on blogs are permissible, if the author  owns the rights, though the place of first publication should be named.

1966 CALL FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
An online journal of creative nonfiction seeks pieces of literary nonfiction with a research component–anything from immersion memoir to nature writing to reportage to travel writing to ?.

BROAD STREET CALL FOR CREATIVE NONFICTION
Broad Street, a new, annual magazine of true stories, seeks beautifully written narratives that have the benefit of being nonfiction. Memoir, essay, and experimental, from five words to five thousand. Based at Virginia Commonwealth University, Broad Street will present the best of literary journalism, creative nonfiction, photography, and illustration. No academic studies or pomposity please.

CALL FOR YOUNG ADULT SUBMISSIONS
Forever Onward! Review is currently accepting submissions for weekly internet publication and to be featured in our 2014 Ebook edition.What are we looking for? Strong sense of imagery, language, and characters. We want to feel like we understand the characters, and if we don’t, we want to know why. We want language and dialogue that moves us. We want a story that is worth being told. We want you to evoke an emotion from us–whether that be joy, disbelief, sadness, giddiness. We believe in the craft of writing and the joy of reading. We want to publish pieces from established and new writers. We don’t need to see a long list of credentials. If you can move us with words, then we want you.

GINOSKO LITERARY JOURNAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Accepting short fiction and poetry, creative nonfiction, spiritual insights for Ginosko Literary Journal. Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions and reprints; length flexible; accept excerpts.

MOBILELOVESTORIES SEEKS SHORT ROMANTIC FICTION
MobileLoveStories seeks short stories of 2,000 words or less for inclusion into a Short Romance Anthology to be released in time for Christmas. The stories need to illuminate something meaningful about love, desire, and passionate human relationships.  The stories need not have a happy ending, but they can. The stories need not be explicit, but they can be. The stories can be new or previously published. What is important is that they are the kind of story people will remember for a lifetime. We are accepting historical romance, paranormal romance and contemporary romance submissions at this time.

OSTRICH REVIEW SEEKS GUEST BLOG CONTENT
Ostrich Review is looking for guest blog content. If you are already familiar with Ostrich Review’s Fifty Word Fridays and Tuesday Grab Bags, then you know how fun they are to read! How would you like to try your hand at some TGB and FWF fun?

PARAPALOOZA CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has created “Parapalooza!”–a YouTube channel devoted to people reading favorite selections from favorite books–as a way to foster avid readers’ enthusiasm for great writing. People are invited to submit their own short videos to the channel. SIBA isn’t looking for book trailers or slickly produced video clips–they are looking for spontaneity and passion. The only requirement is that selections are read aloud with meaning, enthusiasm, and feeling.”

PEAK CITY BOOK FESTIVAL SEEKS AUTHORS TO EXHIBIT
The Peak City Book Festival will be held November 9 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC. The organizer is looking for authors to exhibit. If you are a mystery, thriller, romance, young adult, or children’s author or illustrator and you would like to be kept informed of progress or would like to be an exhibitor, contact the festival.

PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Prime Number Magazine is open for submissions! We are looking for work in ALL GENRES: creative nonfiction (up to 5,000 words); flash nonfiction (up to 750 words); fiction (up to 5,000 words); flash fiction (750 words); poetry of any length or style; book reviews and interviews (query Books editor first). A Press 53 publication.

REVOLUTION HOUSE MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The editors of Revolution House Magazine are currently reading submissions of poetry, nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and graphic stories for issue 3.1, due late summer/early fall 2013. This issue’s creative nonfiction is also guest edited by Silas Hansen, formerly of The Journal, whose work is forthcoming or has appeared in such publications as The Normal School, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Slate. Hansen welcomes “essays that wrestle with complexity and ask questions without answers.” Revolution House doesn’t care if you have a hundred publication credits or if this is your first attempt. Send us your poems, your stories, your moments of shining truth, and we will treat them as we want our own to be treated: with respect and compassion. Send us the work that moves you, for better or worse.

ROSE RED REVIEW CALL FOR HALLOWEEN SUBMISSIONS
Rose Red Review is now accepting submissions for its Autumn 2013  Halloween-themed issue! Submit fiction, poetry, art, and photography  that concerns the dark origin of fairy tales. Send in your ghosts. Your goblins. Your beasts. Rattle those chains!

SEEKING BLACK, MALE SHORT FICTION WRITERS
An online lifestyle magazine targeting black men is scheduled to launch in early 2014. We’re looking to include short fiction (800 – 7,000 words or so) written by (but not limited to) black male authors to be a regular part of the publications. Genre matters less than the quality of the work. Indeed, we generally hope that any story submitted to us stands out more for its moving parts, the story itself, than whatever genre it is labeled as. Given the nature of the magazine, we prefer some sort of connection between men and life.

SEEKING WRITING GROUP NEAR MOORE COUNTY
Location: Moore County area
NCWN member Linda M. Mizell would like to be involved with a writers group in the Whispering Pines/Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen area. Her e-mail address is lmizell@embarqmail.com and her phone number is 910-949-5565.

SNAKE-OIL CURE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
To help combat the tedious ills of the world, submit to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure. Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure is looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and prose.

STORYSCAPE JOURNAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Storyscape Journal accepts submissions all year long. We welcome your poems, prose, audio, visual art, and are proud to publish all these genre under the following truth categories: Truth, Untruth, and We Don’t Know And They Won’t Tell Us. We love to publish work that interrogates these truth and genre categories. We like weird hybrid stuff. We like found poems, lists, erasures, overheard conversations, etc. We like things we haven’t thought of yet. And we like just regular old brilliant writing in any form it comes.

VOICE OVER VIDEO ESSAYS AND CINNEPOEMS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Voice Over is an emerging online literary magazine publishing video essays and cinnepoems. We are currently accepting submissions for our first edition launching later this summer.
Send us your poem, nonfiction essay, or piece of literary journalism spoken over a video or slideshow.  Please keep videos under 8 minutes. We do not accept news packages or short films set to music.

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