Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mason's Road - Call for Submissions

Mason's Road - Call for Submissions

Fiction * Creative Non-Fiction * Poetry * Drama

Deadline: May 1, 2011

Mason’s Road, sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is now accepting submissions for Issue #3, to be published in July 2011.

As a literary journal dedicated to the writing craft, the theme for Issue #3 is “arc." Not sure if your work fits? Let our editors decide, as we also seek to publish the most compelling pieces that come our way, regardless of theme.

For submission instructions, go to:

For contest guidelines, go to:

Thanks for considering Mason’s Road!

The Editors, Mason’s Road

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Cupboard: contest deadline extended

The Cupboard's First-Ever Contest Deadline Extended

Reading Feb 1 - April 4

Prize: $500 & publication
Judge: Michael Martone

The Cupboard has extended the deadline for its first-ever contest. We'll be accepting submissions through Monday, April 4. The winning author will receive $500 and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume. We're looking for prose submissions between 4k and 10k words. In the past, we've published short stories, essays, collections of flash fiction and prose poems, and combinations thereof. Send us your best work. Submissions are received and read anonymously, and all submissions are eligible for regular publication. Michael Martone will serve as final judge.

To submit, go to:

Please email with any questions.

The Cupboard is published four times a year. Each volume features a body of work by a single author, except when it doesn't (see current volume). Previous authors include Jesse Ball, Mathias Svalina, Amanda Goldblatt, Joshua Cohen, and Caia Hagel. More information can be found at

the cupboard, the cupboard.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry

Four Way Books 2011 Levis Prize in Poetry 

Claudia Rankine

January 1 - March 31, 2011
electronic or mail submissions accepted

Publication of a book-length manuscript
$1000.00 honorarium
Featured reading in a New York City event sponsored Four Way Books

Open to all poets regardless of publication history

For complete guidelines, please visit
Four Way Books
P.O. Box 535 Village Station
New York, New York 10014

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Contests and Calls for Submissions

Rose Metal Press Call for Hybrid Manuscripts

Submission Deadline March 30, 2011


From February 15 through March 30, 2011, we will be actively seeking full-length hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2012. We are particularly interested in short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry, novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs in shorts; and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. The best way to see what we mean by hybrid is to take a look at our catalog. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage a broad and expansive interpretation of hybridity.


Call For Submissions: The Fourth River Online

Reading Period Closes March 31, 2011


Submission Guidelines

The Fourth River Online is the online literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. We are looking for submissions that explore the relationship between people and their environments, both natural and built, urban, rural or wild. 


The Fourth River Online accepts unpublished poetry, literary short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please send up to three poems or one prose piece up to 4,000 words.


      Reading Period: November 30-March 31, 2011

      We accept simultaneous submissions if indicated on the cover letter; please let us know immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere.

      The Fourth River Online website goes live in the summer of 2011

      We do not publish writing for children or Young Adult audiences


Submission Address:


Please attach all submissions as Microsoft Word or PDF documents. Poems can be in a single document. Include the cover letter in the document itself.

Please indicate your name, genre, and title in the email subject line. For example, John Smith’s short story “Red Bird” would appear as “Smith, fiction, “Red Bird.”


We look forward to reading your work!


Superstition Review Call for Submissions

Submission Period Ends March 31, 2011


We are now accepting submissions of art, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for Issue 7 to be launched May 2011.

Please visit


Yemasse is proud to announce the 2011 Pocataligo Poetry Contest

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011


  • Grand Prize Poem receives $500
  • Two runners up receive $100 each
  • Ten additional finalists will be named
  • All entries considered for publication in Yemassee


Submissions should include 3-5 unpublished poems, a $10 reading fee, and a cover letter including name, contact information (including a working email address), and the title of each piece. Your name must not appear on any page of the manuscript. No manuscripts will be returned.


Guest Judge: Ray McManus


Writer Advice's Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011


WRITER ADVICE announces its Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest. Mesmerize us with your best short fiction or memoir up to 750 words. Deadline: April 15. 


First prize: $150. Fee: $10 for processing only or $20 for detailed evaluation. US dollars please. Visit for complete guidelines. E-mail questions but not submissions to





Deadline:  May 2, 2011

$20 reading fee

For guidelines, click here.




The deadline to enter the competition for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, judged by Edward Hirsch, is May 2. This prize, presented annually to a writer who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems, awards the winner with $2,000 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press.


Split Oak Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2011


First Prize: $300, publication, 20 copies of the chapbook

Entry Fee: $15 (Check or Money order, please)


Mail entries and cover letters to:

Split Oak Press Poetry Contest

PO Box 700

Vestal, NY 13851


No email submissions, please.


Make checks out to Split Oak Press.


We reserve the right to publish the second place winner as well, but we don’t promise to do that. Make sure you include your name, address, phone number, and email address so we know how to find you. All judging happens anonymously, so please put your name on your cover letter, but not on the manuscript. Consider your cancelled check our confirmation that your entry arrived safe and sound. Judge: Andrei Guruianu,


r.kv.r.y. Call for Submissions


r.kv.r.y. publishes Nonfiction, Poetry, Stories and Shorts on Survival in January, April, July and October


"We interpret recovery broadly: grief, war, exile, divorce, abuse, bigotry, illness, injury, addiction, loss of innocence, and any other topic where recovery presents itself. Recovery may be early stage, middle stage, late stage, or no stage. Failure and doubt are also part of recovery. We will not define recovery as necessarily requiring success."


To see guidelines and the link to submit online through the Submishmash go to:

Here is a Six Questions with The Editor-in-Chief,  Mary Akers on the submitting to r.kv.r.y.:



Hazel Lipa Contest: Deadline Extended!

Flyway is now accepting entries for the Hazel Lipa Poetry Chapbook Contest through March 25, 2011. Contest details can be found below. We look forward to reading your work! 


Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment

Hazel Lipa Poetry Chapbook Contest

Entries due: March 25, 2011 (Postmark or Submishmash)


Winning chapbook of no more than 40 poems will appear online in Flyway's premiere online edition (available to subscribers only) and anthologized in 2011-2012 print anthology. Individual poems may be previously published, but the chapbook should not be published.


Hard copy entry fee: $10, or $24 with a subscription (includes online access). Please submit hardcopy chapbooks with your name and all relevant contact information in a cover letter. A title page and the poems should not include your name. Please send to:



206 Ross Hall

Department of English

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa 50011-1201


Electronic entry fee ( $12, or $27 with subscription (includes online access). Please submit electronic entries via Submishmash and include contact information in your cover letter. Judges will not see this information. Please make sure your uploaded document does not contain your name.


Winner: Publication, $250 cash, plus 2 contributor's copies of the anthology and a Flyway t-shirt

Runner-up: $50 cash, plus 2 contributor's copies of the anthology, a Flyway t-shirt, and publication of selected, previously unpublished poems.

The staff of Flyway reserves the right to consider all poems submitted in the chapbook contest for individual publication.


We're Going Online!

Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment is pleased to announce its online migration! Subscribers will now have online access to the current issue of Flyway and in the future, will also have access to back issues of the journal. In addition, subscribers will receive the yearly print anthology (beginning in 2012). Please visit our website:!


We will continue to accept both electronic and hard copy submissions. See our website for submission details.

OPA Quarterly Meeting with George Bilgere

Ohio Poetry Association Quarterly Meeting, featuring George Bilgere

A reading and workshop with George Bilgere will take place this Saturday, March 19 at the Bexley Public Library in Columbus. This event is free and open to the public.

OPA Business Meeting: 10-11:30
Open-Mic: 11:30-12
Lunch On Your Own: 12-1
Reading and Workshop with George Bilgere: 1-4

Bexley Public Library is located at 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Upcoming Reading to Launch National Poetry Month

OPA is excited to partner with the Antioch Writers' Workshop to kick off National Poetry Month with a poetry reading Saturday, March 26, 2-5 p.m., in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  For more information about this event, visit: