The 2015 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Screen Shot 2015-08-30 at 4.06.42 PMSubmissions are now open for the fiction portion of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, judged by Maaza Mengiste, Javier Molea, and Ilan Stavans. Novels or collections of short stories will both be considered for the grand prize of $10,000 and publication of their work. There is no application fee, however, applicants can only submit once. Applicants must be first-generation U.S. residents who have not previously published a book in English. All entries must be submitted under the author’s legal name.

For more information, visit http://www.restlessbooks.com/prize-for-new-immigrant-writing.

 

Indiana Review’s 2015 1/2 K Prize Contest

contestSubmissions are now open for Indiana Review‘s 2015 1/2 K Prize, judged by Kim Chinquee. Work from any genre will be considered–just as long as it’s under 500 words. Entrants may send up to three pieces of up to 500 words per submission. All entries are considered anonymously. Multiple entries are OK, but the entry fee is non-refundable if the submitted work is accepted elsewhere.

For more information, visit indianareview.org/contests.

 

 

Call for Submissions: Creative Nonfiction

creative nonfictionDeadline: May 11, 2015

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.

Send us your true stories—personal, historical, reported—about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golfballs, or whatever’s happening where you are. We’re looking for well-crafted essays that will change the way we see the world around us.

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.

A note about fact-checking: Essays accepted for publication in Creative Nonfiction undergo a rigorous fact-checking process. To the extent your essay draws on research and/or reportage (and it should, at least to some degree), CNF editors will ask you to send documentation of your sources and to help with the fact-checking process. We do not require that citations be submitted with essays, but you may find it helpful to keep a file of your essay that includes footnotes and/or a bibliography.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Weather” issue of the magazine.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee, or $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction (US addresses only). If you’re already a subscriber, you may use this option to extend your current subscription or give your new subscription as a gift. Multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal). All proceeds will go to prize pools and printing costs.

More info: https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/weather

First-Ever Tempe Community Writing Contest

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November may be National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but for ASU students and Tempe residents who’d rather try their hand at shorter works, this is also the month to start preparing for a new spring writing challenge.

ASU’s College of Letters and Sciences and the writing programs in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are partnering with Tempe Public Library to host the first-ever Tempe Community Writing Contest.

The writing contest, which invites submissions in the genres of poetry, short fiction and nonfiction, is open to all Tempe residents, Tempe Library cardholders and all ASU students.

Entries will be accepted between Jan. 15, 2015 and Feb. 15, 2015 at this online submission link, and individuals may submit one piece in each genre if they wish. Entries will be read anonymously within three judging categories: high school student, college student (undergraduate or graduate) and community adult. One winner from each entry category will be chosen for each genre.

“The contest was the idea of several of the Tempe Public Library staff,” explains Jill Brenner, adult services librarian. “We’ve recently been offering more programming for writers as a natural extension of library services. The response has been fantastic, so we wanted to take it one step further.

“We immediately thought of ASU as a partner, since several of our writing workshops are being presented by ASU faculty members,” says Brenner.

She began collaborating in August with Jeanne Hanrahan, faculty associate and liaison for ASU Academic Success Programs, and Duane Roen, College of Letters and Sciences interim dean, to organize the contest and enlist judges from the university’s creative writing community.

“I thank the many faculty and staff who have enthusiastically stepped up to support the contest, and hope faculty across ASU will encourage their students to submit their writing,” observes Roen, who enjoys leading Tempe Public Library workshops to inspire family-history writing. “The process of writing, like any of the arts, can be an outlet for expression and a lifelong journey that enriches our individual lives and our communities.”

The Tempe Community Writing Contest winners will be announced in the spring and celebrated at a reception at Tempe Public Library. Winning entries will also be published on the library’s website. Additional information and contest details and a PDF of the contest announcement can be found at the Tempe Public Library events webpage.

For more information visit: https://asunews.asu.edu/20141110-tempe-writing-contest

Poets N Pets Contest Spring 2014

Our Fall 2013 #PoetsNPets contest winner submitted by Samantha Allen-Joswiak
Our Fall 2013 #PoetsNPets contest winner submitted by Samantha Allen-Joswiak

We’re excited for the Spring 2014 edition of our Poets N Pets Contest!

Join us as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month with our #PoetsNPets contest.

Please submit a photograph with your pet being poetic to our Twitter @SuperstitionRev by midnight April 22.

 

To see examples of past entries, go to our Poets N Pets Contest Board in Pinterest.

The winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to Starbucks.

Book Spine Poetry Contest Spring 2014

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WInner of our Fall 2013 Book Spine Poetry Contest, by David Klose.

We’re excited for the Spring 2014 edition of our Book Spine Poetry Contest!

Please submit your photograph entry to our Twitter @SuperstitionRev by midnight March 31.

To see examples of past entries, go to our Book Spine Poetry Contest Board in Pinterest.

The winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to Starbucks.

Sonora Review Poetry Contest Submissions Now Open!

Sonora Review — the graduate-run literary journal from the University of Arizona — has just announced its 2013-14 Poetry Contest. The contest will be judged by Eduardo C. Corral, has a deadline Feb. 14, 2014, and will award $1000 to the winner. The entry fee is $15, and all submissions will be considered for publication in Issue 66 of Sonora Review.

Past winners of Sonora Review’s Poetry Contest include Shawn Fawson, Rebecca Kutzer-Rice, and Michael Tod Edgerton.

Past judges include Dawn Lundy Martin,  D.A. Powell, and Caroline Bergvall.

For more information, see the online flyer at www.smore.com/xw5p, or visit the website at www.sonorareview.com/contest.

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