IndianaReview and Indiana University Press are proud to present the Blue Light Books prize, awarded on alternating years to short story and poetry collections of outstanding merit.
This year, we will be reading full-length poetry collections. Submit a manuscript between 48 and 75 pages with a $20 reading fee for a chance to win $2,000 and a publication contract with IU Press. The deadline is February 15. Ross Gay will judge.
The Florida Review is seeking submissions to the 2017 Jeanne L. Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award. The deadline for all submissions is December 30, 2016.
The Jeanne L. Leiby Award is given to the single best prose manuscript entry in Fiction, Essay, or Graphic Narrative. In addition to publication, the winner will also receive $1000. Second place will receive tuition at Sanibel Island Writers Conference and a selection of the entry considered for publication in The Florida Review.
Nimrod International Journal announces the 39th Annual Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. The Awards offer first prizes of $2,000 and publication, and second prizes of $1,000 and publication.
For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one short story, 7,500 words maximum. Include a cover sheet with titles of the works and the author’s name, address, phone, and email. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Entry fee: $20 (includes a one-year subscription). Postmark deadline: April 30th. Complete rules: https://nimrod.utulsa.edu/awards.html.
“This book does what my favorite books always do: grab the reader with tautness and fierce intelligence, so that even the quiet drama of it gets pulled into the page-turning qualities of the narrative. I could say, Read this book. Instead I’ll say, Start this book. You won’t stop reading until its terrific ending.”
—Leigh Allison Wilson, author of Wind and From the Bottom Up
“Forces of nature—big water and big love—come together in this unforgettable literary page-turner. Amy Hassinger has woven a tale out of the very earth where the Ojibwe live. Her protagonist—Rachel—is a lover, mother, and activist, a woman of our time on a hero’s journey toward wholeness.”
—Patricia Henley, author of Hummingbird House, finalist for the National Book Award
Dante Di Stefano’s first collection of poetry, Love is a Stone Endlessly in Flight is now available in Amazon.
Dante Di Stefano’s poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Brilliant Corners, Iron Horse Literary Review, The Los Angeles Review, New Orleans Review, Obsidian, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. He was the winner of the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts, The Red Hen Press Poetry Award, Crab Orchard Review’s Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry, The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, The Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, The Bea González Prize in Poetry, and an Academy of American Poets College Prize. He is a correspondent for The Best American Poetry Blog, a poetry editor for Dialogist, and the book review editor for Arcadia. He earned his PhD in Poetry from Binghamton University and lives in Endwell, New York.
We are also seeking short film and visual artists for our online galleries, as well as humor writers for the new online section, The Corner. Submit your fiction, poetry, nonfiction, humorous pieces, reviews, interviews, artwork, and drama for the biannual print edition at https://posprint.submittable.com/submit.
Indiana Review’s 2016 Fiction Prize is now open for submissions. Entry fee is $20 which includes a one year subscription to the magazine. Winners will receive $1,000 and publication in IR 39.1.
The final judge is the wonderful Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her short fiction has also appeared in Granta, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Tin House, and more!
Produced on the same campus that birthed the Free Speech Movement in the wild 1960s, the Berkeley Fiction Review publishes stories that honor expression, creativity and individuality. We believe that all well-written ideas deserve a forum, from the traditional to the experimental, the niche and ubiquitous. Since 1981, BFR has published, and continues to publish, a kaleidoscopic body of work.