New Call for Submissions from the North Carolina Writers’ Network

North Carolina Writers’ Network — 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! CALL FOR POETRY: WOMAN MADE GALLERY LITERARY SERIES
Deadline: December 22
Woman Made Gallery’s first art exhibit of the year is Equilibrium: Art for a Changing World. The exhibit seeks to explore the tensions, demands, and challenges inherent in living in a rapidly changing world: from environment, population, politics to social and cultural trends. The poetry reading in conjunction with this exhibit will also explore Balance and Imbalance in the context of change. Do you take the idea of “maintaining equilibrium” to suggest achieving healthy balance OR maintaining the status quo? What might change look like? Writers are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly. Selections will be made with an eye to assembling a program that represents a diversity of poets, styles, and approaches to the theme. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person. Please send 4–6 poems on the theme: Balance vs. Imbalance in a Changing World. Reading: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 1:30–3:30 pm. Woman Made Gallery is in Chicago, IL.

NEW! GERTRUDE STEIN AWARD IN FICTION
Deadline: December 31
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $10
The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review is accepting submissions for our Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction. Eckleburg is a print and online literary and arts journal housed in Johns Hopkins University, M.A. in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic—anything from literary mainstream to experimental. We’re in love with fusion forms such as magical realist, surrealist, meta-realist, and anything with an offbeat spin! We are accepting stories of 8,000 words or less. This year, the contest will be judged by Cris Mazza.

NEW! SOUTHERN LITERARY CONTEST
Deadline: December 31
Awards: $25 / $15 / honorable mentions (each genre)
Fee: $6 (ficiton/nonfiction) / $3 (poetry)
The Union County Writers Club is honored to announce that we will again sponsor a literary contest. This year we are accepting entries from North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. There will be three (3) categories:  Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.  While we are calling it a Southern contest it is not limited to southern themes. Entrants must be 18 years of age and U.S. residents. Poetry may be in any form, on any subject, not longer than 40 lines. Short fiction and creative nonfiction word limit is 3,000 words.

NEW! ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD
Deadline: January 21, 2014
Award: $2,000
Fee: $50
The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Prizes awarded by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. Categories include Art, Poetry, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction. Awards are open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the Legacy Fiction or Legacy Nonfiction category.)

NEW! THE EXAMINED LIFE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: January 17, 2014
It’s that time again. The call for the next issue of The Examined Life Journal is open. Accepting poetry and prose.

ROSE POST CREATIVE NONFICTION COMPETITION
Deadline: January 17, 2014
Award: $300/$200/$100 and publication
Fee: $10 (members) / $12 (nonmembers)
The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles, or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Final Judge: Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams.

THOMAS WOLFE FICTION PRIZE
Deadline: January 30, 2014
Award: $1,000 and possible publication
Fee: $15 (members) / $25 (non-members)
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. For the first time ever, entrants may submit their short stories electronically through Submittable.com. Submit two copies of an unpublished fiction manuscript not to exceed 12 double-spaced pages (1″ margins, 12-pt. font). Final Judge: Marianne Gingher. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers’ Network.

CALL FOR WOMEN- AND NATURE-THEMED ISSUE
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.”

PERMAFROST MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: December 15
Fee: $3
Permafrost Magazine: the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. We’re proud of Permafrost’s thirty-five years as interior Alaska’s foremost literary magazine. We welcome prose submissions of less than 8,000 words (more if it’s really great).No length maximums for poems.

NASSAU REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: December 20
The Nassau Review’s open submission period has begun.  ALL literary work submitted during this period will be under consideration for the Writer Awards. You do not have to send any separate submissions for the contest.  The THEME for the submission period of 2013-2014 is The Art of Science. Biology, geology, chemistry, physics, and so many other realms of reasoning and discovery constantly overlap with the world of art and writing. Please submit works inspired by your interaction with and observation of science. Please do not submit works written for the sole purpose of catharsis, works that are overly-sentimental, or scientific papers or studies. Rather, submit creative works that delve into the scientific mind in some way. We welcome submissions of many genres, preferring work that is innovative, captivating, well-crafted, and unique, work that crosses boundaries of genres and tradition. You may be serious. You may be humorous. You may be somewhere in between. We are looking simply for quality. New writers and seasoned writers are both welcome. All work must be in English.

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.”

IN DIGEST MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: December 15
We’re accepting poems, comics, videos, stories, flash fiction, and anything else you’d like to send our way. On top of our normal submissions for the upcoming issue, we’re taking submissions for a special sub-issue. Maybe you remember last year’s online marathon reading for the Mayan apocalypse called “The Last Reading on Earth, Ever.” This sub-issue will be themed around the Olympics, it’s called “A Reading About the Olympics That Definitely Doesn’t Have the Word Olympics in the Title.”

TYPHOON HAIYAN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: December 15
The impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines is devastating. People around the world are mustering to offer aid. In addition to physical and monetary assistance, we can offer solidarity, hope, and art. These things matter, too. At Broadsided Press, we believe art and literature are as necessary as the news to understanding the world. They demonstrate the vitality of our interconnectedness. “Responses” provides writers and artists with a channel to offer creative work as comfort, contemplation, and demonstrations of empathy to world events. Other “Responses” features have been to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan and 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Artists Maura Cunningham, Ira Joel Haber, and Cheryl Gross have offered artwork in response to Typhoon Haiyan. We now invite you to respond with words. Send us stories or poems inspired by the images we’ve posted.

VERMILLION LITERARY PROJECT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: December 15
The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP) at the University of South Dakota is currently seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction for its April 2014 issue of the VLP magazine, the University’s only student-produced literary journal.

ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARDS
Deadline: December 31
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize outstanding works that contribute to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. Awards are given for both fiction and nonfiction.

MICHAEL SHAARA BOOK PRIZE
Deadline: December 31
Award: $5,000
The Michael Shaara Book Prize is given annually for a novel about the Civil War published during the previous year to “encourage fresh approaches to the Civil War.” No entry fee.

PRESS 53 AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION
Deadline: December 31
Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication, travel
Fee: $30
Press 53 is proud to announce the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, to be awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. This contest is open to any writer, regardless of his or her publication history, provided the manuscript is written in English and the author lives in the United States. The winner of this contest will receive publication, a $1,000 cash advance, travel expenses and lodging for a special reading and book signing party at Press 53 headquarters at the Community Arts Café in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, attendance to the 2014 Press 53/Prime Number Magazine Gathering of Writers, and ten copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication.

JULIE SUK PRIZE FOR BEST POETRY BOOK
Deadline: December 31
Award: $500
Fee: $10
Jacar Press is pleased to announce the first annual competition for the $500 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book. The award competition is open to any poetry book published by an independent press in 2013. All books published by a literary, university, non-profit or any press not considered one of the major commercial publishing houses  are eligible.  There is no length limit on books submitted. No limit on how many books a poet may submit. All submitted books must contain a Copyright page that shows a 2013 Copyright. Books published by Jacar Press are not eligible.

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.

SOUTHERN WRITERS SYMPOSIUM EMERGING WRITERS CONTEST
Deadline: January 3, 2014
Award: $300 / $200 and their work read aloud at symposium
Fee: $15
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Southern Writers Symposium Emerging Writers Contest. This year categories will feature fiction and poetry. The contest is open to writers who meet at least two of the following criteria: currently live in the South; are natives of the South; write about the South. Additionally, writers must have not yet published a full-length volume in the genre that they are entering. For example, writers are still eligible for the emerging fiction writers contest if published in volume form in nonfiction or poetry.

BETTER LITERARY CONTESTS (FICTION AND POETRY)
Deadline: January 7, 2014
Award: $1,000 and publication (each genre)
Fee: $15
For Fiction: Submit either one previously unpublished story up to 10,000 words in length, or up to five previously unpublished works of flash fiction totaling no more than ten pages. For Poetry: Submit up to five previously unpublished poems in one document, no more than fifteen pages in length.

NCPS ADULT CONTESTS
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Awards: Vary
Fees: Vary
The North Carolina Poetry Society offers annual awards in many different poetry categories. All judges will be distinguished poets residing outside North Carolina. All winning poems will be published in the NCPS poetry contest anthology Pinesong. Winning poets will be invited to read their winning poems at Awards Day in May 2014.

10-MINUTE PLAY CONTEST
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Award: Staged reading April 12, 2014
Fee: $15 (members) / $20 (non-members)
The 10-Minute Play Contest and subsequent staged reading of winning entries have become highly anticipated events on the Winston-Salem Writers’ calendar. Are you ready to see your words on stage? Contest is open to North Carolina residents only, including full-time students in a North Carolina school. Each entry must be original and previously unpublished. It can be a complete play or a segment of a play. Winning playwrights will chose their own director for the staged reading event.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD POVERTY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 31, 2014
SAGE’s Encyclopedia of World Poverty 2nd Edition is now under development (1st Edition: Library Journal Best Reference, Booklist Editor’s Choice). This completely updated five-volume reference will provide extensive and current information on the changing world of poverty, as well as insight into the contemporary debates. Over 850 signed articles will explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

PER CONTRA CALL FOR FICTION SUBMISSIONS
Per Contra welcomes submissions of literary fiction to 4,500 words, including literary flash fiction to 1,000 words. We publish both well-established authors and occasionally also talented writers with few previous credits.

PIEDMONT LAUREATE APPLICATIONS
Extended Deadline: January 9, 2014
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.

THE GOVER PRIZE FOR VERY SHORT FICTION
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Award: $250 and publication
The Gover Prize, named after groundbreaking author Robert Gover, awards an annual prize and publication in Best New Writing for the best short fiction and creative nonfiction. Entries limited to 500 words or less. The Gover Prize includes $250 to Gover Prize Winner and finalists published in the upcoming Best New Writing edition.

LABEL ME LATINA/O CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 12, 2014
Label Me Latina/o is an online, refereed international e-journal that focuses on Latino Literary Production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal invites scholarly essays focusing on these writers for its biannual publication. Label Me Latina/o also publishes creative literary pieces whose authors self-define as Latina or Latino regardless of thematic content. Interviews of Latino authors will also be considered. The Co-Directors will publish creative works and interviews in English, Spanish, or Spanglish whereas analytical essays should be written in English or Spanish. Scholarly submissions should be between 12-30 pages in length and should follow the MLA Style Manual. Creative poetry, essays and short fiction should not exceed 30 pages, 12 point font, double-spaced.

BETHLEHEM ROUNDTABLE SHORT STORY AWARD
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Award: $200 / $200 / $50 and publication
We are now accepting submissions (2,000 words or fewer) on the theme of “Food Stories” for the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award.

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.

GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 15
great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on edgy and experimental themes and styles. We highly recommend coming to one of our events, or reading our collections The Understanding between Foxes and Light and It’s Animal but Merciful, to see the type of work we are interested in. Let us know in your cover letter how you found us, and any feedback on what we have done so far. We are based in New York City and welcome submissions from both national and international writers.

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.

SPECULATIVE FLASH-PROSE POEM CONTEST
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Award: $500 and membership
Seventh Annual OddContest, sponsored by OdysseyCon, a science-fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April 4-6, 2014. Send 500 words max of speculative (science-fiction, fantasy, or horror) fiction or prose poetry (paragraph form). No previously published work.

SLIVER OF STONE CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 15, 2014
We are a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. Check out our past contributors, such as Lynne Barrett, Kim Barnes, Joe Clifford, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Allison Joseph, Winty W. Moore, Matthew Sharpe, and many talented others. Past interviews with Edwidge Danticat, Dean Koontz, Susan Orlean, Les Standiford, and Mark Vonnegut. We’re now looking for submissions for our eight issue!

WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Award: $1,000 / $250 / publication and featured reading
Fee: $20
The Asheville Poetry Review is now considering submissions for the 2014 William Matthews Poetry Prize! The final judging process will be “blind” (all identifying information will be removed from the poems). Final Judge: Billy Collins. All submissions will be considered for publication. All finalists will take part in a featured reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore and be published in the Asheville Poetry Review.

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.

MAIN STREET RAG POETRY BOOK AWARD
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Award: $1,200 plus 50 contributor copies
Fee: $25 ($27 if submitting online)
Send between 48 and 84 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, 12 point type in an easily readable font like Arial or Times New Roman. Our goal is “blind” judging. No restriction on content style or subject–we’re looking for the best manuscript. Runners up also considered for publication.

POETRY JUMPS OFF THE SHELF CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 31, 2014
“Up to the Cottage” is the theme, and we seek poems that embody, reflect or otherwise acknowledge the phrase “up to the cottage,” as in “We’re going up to the cottage,” and whatever that concept invokes for you.  It could be your own cottage, a friend’s cottage, the cabin you rent year after year, or a place you never actually visit except in your own mind.  Please note: the phrase “up to the cottage” does NOT have to be part of the poem. Selected poems will be produced as bookmarks and postcards available to houseguests in Wisconsin & Vermont rental cottages to send to friends or to read while there. Poems also sought that involve maple syrup (think French toast breakfasts) to be attached to jugs of maple syrup sold in stores and at farmers markets. Selected contributors will receive copies of everyone’s poem along with photographs of participating cottages.

WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING
Deadline: January 31, 2014
Award: $5,000 (each genre)
Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction. Co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, and stylistic innovation.”

THE NEW SOUND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: February 1, 2014
The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art, and book reviews. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit. Please limit your submission to no more than 5 poems, 2 short plays, or 7,000 words of prose, either critical or creative.

TIDE LOCK PRIZE FOR FICTION
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Fee: $5
Waxing Press announces its inaugural contest for works of fiction, the Tide Lock Prize. We are seeking new work in the form of a novel, novella or collection of short stories. A single prizewinner will be selected and awarded with publication in both print and digital editions. Based out of Cincinnati, OH, Waxing Press is an independent small book publisher. We prize, above all else, literary excellence and work that pushes the bounds of what fiction does, what fiction can do and what fiction should do. Writing that is deeply intellectual. Work with big ideas, and navigates risk and experimentation with a masterful hand.

CUTBANK CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: February 15, 2014
CutBank magazine is now open for submissions! We welcome original, unpublished work from established and upcoming writers alike. We’re looking first and foremost for excellent writing. We love to read, and are always excited to find a piece that startles us, engaging us emotionally and challenging us intellectually. For the print version of CutBank, we accept poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please only submit online; paper submissions will be recycled. Submit unpublished, original work.

COMPOSITE ARTS MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: February 17, 2014
Composite Arts Magazine is now accepting flash fiction and prose poem submissions of no more than 500 words for its Special Issue, No. 15 Still Life. We are looking for snippets of the everyday and all its complexity. Moments that extend far beyond the physical words on the page. We want characters who live between the lines. Language that enchants. Show us how far we can push the idea of a Still Life, and how much further it can push us.

THE HEKTOEN ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: March 1, 2014
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.

SOUTH CAROLINA FIRST NOVEL PRIZE
Deadline: March 3, 2014
Award: $1,000 and publication
Fee: $35
The South Carolina First Novel Prize recognizes one of South Carolina’s exceptional writers by providing a book contract with Hub City Press. The competition is a highly competitive, anonymous process. Publication by Hub City of at least 1,500 copies of the book will bring recognition that may open doors to other resources and opportunities. The book will be nationally distributed. Six to eight novels will be judged by nationally recognized novelist Ben Fountain.

NEIL SIMON FESTIVAL NEW PLAY CONTEST
Deadline: March 15, 2014
Award: Staged reading, production consideration
Fee: $25 ($55 with critique)
The Neil Simon Festival announces its fourth annual New Play Contest. The winning script will receive a staged reading during the 2014 Neil Simon Festival in Cedar City, Utah, July 9 – August 9. The selected script may also be considered for full production in a future season. The winning playwright will be invited to be a part of the staged reading process and will be offered a stipend to help them attend. Script must be full-length (80-120 minutes) and be a character-driven American comedy.

GLINT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Glint Literary Journal is a creative endeavor produced by the student body of Fayetteville State University to provide an outlet for the literary and artistic. The literary, journalistic, and artistic works contained within Glint are that of the highest quality, created by a diverse group for a diverse audience. Accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, reviews, and more.

BROCKMAN-CAMPBELL BOOK AWARD
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Award: $200
Fee: $10 (members) / $20 (non-members)
The Brockman-Campbell Book Award is open for a book-length (20 or more pages of poetry) volume of poetry published in 2013. Entrants must be native-born North Carolinians or current residents who have lived in the state for at least three years at the time of the book’s publication. Sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society.

CREATIVE NONFICTION CALL FOR “THE MEMOIR ISSUE”
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Award: $1,000 / $500 and publication
Fee: $20
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most important—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it. Submissions 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. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words.

TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN WRITERS EXCALIBUR AWARD
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Award: $500 and publication
Fee: $20
Tennessee Mountain Writers announces the Excalibur Award for a first-time novelist of a full-length juvenile (for middle school level readers) or young adult novel manuscript of publishable quality. Only first-time novelists who have never published or self-published a novel are eligible.

2S THEATRE PLAY CONTEST
Award: $25 per performance; staged reading
2S Theatre is currently accepting submissions for new, previously unproduced plays by emerging playwrights for its 2013-2014 Season. Plays are being accepted in each of the following categories: Comedy, Christmas, Romantic Comedy, and Children’s Theatre. Selected plays will receive a fully produced staged reading before a live audience in the Los Angeles area. Authors of selected works will be awarded an honorarium of $25 per performance. Scripts must be unpublished and non-professionally produced at the time that they are being staged by 2S. Workshops and readings are acceptable. Submissions must be of plays written expressly for the stage. Submissions should be of plays that include at least two characters that can be realistically portrayed by actors of any ethnicity. For example, a play about a family from the foothills of South Dakota must also include at least two characters who are not members of that family. Selected playwrights must be in attendance for all performances of their work.

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW CALL FOR NONFICTION AND POETRY
We are excited to announce that our poetry and nonfiction genres are now open for submission. We are seeking poetry that engages with the unfamiliar and jarring; that articulates and provokes our starkest emotions; and nonfiction  that challenge us with their form and content, that offer a new perspective, an unvoiced thought, an overlooked association. We prize the lyric and the language driven, both the sparsely stated and the indulgently ruminative. So send us your best work! We can’t wait to see it!

BYTESTORIES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Bytestories, a web ‘zine that publishes short prose under 1,500 characters (about 200-250 words), is 100 percent dedicated to sharing stories based on personal experiences. It’s about sharing the funny, sad, dangerous, and/or embarrassing things that happen while at home or abroad.

I-70 REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The I-70 Review is now accepting submissions of poetry and short fiction or nonfiction.

INCH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Inch is a quarterly magazine devoted to tiny poems and tiny fiction. We believe that good things come in small packages, so we focus our eight pages on poems of one to nine lines, or fiction of 750 words or fewer. Don’t send us a few good lines or paragraphs–send us complete poems and stories that bite, resonate, or sleep with giants. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry.

PASSAGES NORTH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Contribute to Passages North’s online “Writers on Writing” column. Send us short essays about how you write, craft tricks you’re willing to disclose, frustrations about your muse. Send us your lamentations and praises. Tell us stories about stories. Share your insider info.

POETRY IN PLAIN SIGHT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Winston-Salem Writers is issuing an ongoing call for submissions for Poetry in Plain Sight, a program in which four poems /month are printed on posters and displayed throughout the arts district and other areas of Winston-Salem. Residents of North Carolina may submit one poem per month. Poems are a maximum of 20 lines with a maximum of 50-60 characters per line including spaces. Poems may be  excerpts from a longer poem. The winning poems and their authors will also be featured in a monthly reading, “Four Poems and a Party” held on the first Saturday.

SIMPLY ELEVATE MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Simply Elevate Magazine: Uplifting Artistic People, is seeking submissions. Our mission is to “Simply Elevate” undiscovered artistic talent such as musicians, photographers, models, writers, actors, lawyers… Well just kidding about the lawyers thing.

THORNAPPLE BOOKS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Thornapple Books, the literary fiction imprint of Levellers Press, publishes engaging, distinctive, and emotionally resonant work. We are dedicated to publishing a small number of novels that exemplify extraordinary writing. Thornapple Books exists to publish novels that are rare and fine. We seek works of beauty and depth, lyricism and heart, fiction distinguished by an understanding of the human desire for meaning, connection, and transcendence.

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Katrina Parker Williams’ Books Available at Amazon,  Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes)

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