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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The Fourth River Online accepts unpublished poetry, literary short fiction, and creative nonfiction.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      We do not publish writing for children or Young Adult audiences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.:




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