Posts made in January, 2015

Narrative Magazine’s: Winter 2015 Story Contest

Our winter contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest. Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View all the recent awards won by Narrative authors. As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world. We welcome and look forward to reading your pages. Click here to submit your work. Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication. Submission Fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage. All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2015 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week. Timing: The contest deadline is March 31, 2015, at midnight, Pacific daylight time. Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by April 30, 2015. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions. The judges reserve the option to declare a tie in the selection of winners and to award only as many winners and finalists as are appropriate to the quality of work represented in the magazine. Submission Guidelines: Please read our Submission Guidelines for manuscript formatting and other information. Other Submission Categories: In addition to our contest, please review our other Submission Categories for areas that may interest you. Click here to submit your work. Visit the website: ...

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Zoetic Press Calls for Submissions

Zoetic Press wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then—we are actively reading submissions for both NonBinary Review & Unbound Octavo. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen. Literary forms are changing as we use technology and typography to find new ways to tell stories—for work that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre, we’ve created a separate category to properly evaluate submissions of a hybrid or experimental nature. Each issue of NonBinary Review is focused on a single theme:   Issue #5 (reading period closes April 1, publication June 2015): Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/36219 Issue #6 (reading period closes June 1; publication August 2015): 1001 Arabian Nights https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/37890     We are a paying market–1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.   Please note that at present, the Zoetic app is accessible through iPad & iPhone only, with future updates to include Android versions. When submitting your work, please note that if selected for publication, your work will appear in electronic form only. Please download our free app to familiarize yourself with our content and unique publishing model!  http://ow.ly/xj6fa     For more detailed guidelines, please expand the guidelines box of the genre you’re submitting to on our Submittable page. https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit ***   Unbound Octavo is a collaborative publication, with each issue featuring a set of “interlocking” stories created by authors who may never have otherwise “met”—we are reading stories which interlock into the current story published on the website—every six weeks, a new story will post online and we’ll be reading stories related to the new posted story. UO’s word limit is 1,000 words for interlocking stories.   To read the current story we’re looking for which we’re seeking interlocking stories, please visit www.unboundoctavo.com   To submit a story (up to 1000 words) to Unbound Octavo, visit: https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/35982   Unbound Octavo is a paying market, $25 flat fee per piece of art or flash fiction!   ***   Zoetic Press is always looking to publish reviews—though this is the only category for which we do not pay authors, we definitely work hard to promote authors through our social media networks. Unlike our imprints NonBinary Review & Unbound Octavo, book reviews are published online.  To submit a review, visit: https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/36181   ***   Zoetic Press is seeking associate editors! This position is a volunteer position...

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FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship: How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges Registration Documents That Should Be Online How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents                                                                                   To be eligible: 1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college. 2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35. 4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. Here is how you enter: 1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics. 2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by February 28, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry” 3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission. We will notify and announce the winner on March 30, 2015.    Visit the website:...

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“FIVES” New Play Festival seeking submissions

BLACK BOX Playwriting Competition: FIVES Five plays. Five actors. Five winners. $500 in prize money! BLACK BOX is pleased to announce our second annual new theatre festival, FIVES. We are seeking submissions of unpublished, original work (works that have received previous staged readings or productions will also be considered), between 10-20 minutes in length. Contest is open to playwrights ages 16 and up. Plays should be of a strong ensemble nature with emphasis on character rather than spectacle. Successful entries will have a five-member cast, and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space (30′ x 15′ stage). Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme. All types of work will be reviewed – comedy, drama, fantasy, etc; however, musicals and children’s scripts are not being solicited at this time. All work must be compatible with the BLACK BOX mission to produce “theatre with integrity.” *Entries must be submitted as hard copies (3 copies) by MARCH 5, 2015. (We are not accepting electronic submissions at this time.) Up to two entries may be submitted by an author. Each entry must be submitted separately, and include a different pseudonym. A $10.00 entry fee (check or money order) must accompany each script.  Visit the website for details: ...

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EVENT Magazine’s Annual Non-Fiction Contest is now open for entries!

EVENT, an award-winning literary journal showcasing fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews and notes on writing by new and established writers from Canada and around the world, is currently in its 43rd year of publication. Our Annual Non-Fiction Contest deadline is coming up (April 15, 2015) and we’d like to advertise the contest as widely as possible. We would greatly appreciate your help in listing the information where it would get the most exposure and/or pass it along to individuals who may find it of interest. EVENT is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary journals, and a strong supporter of literary non-fiction. Stories first published in EVENT have won numerous National and Western Magazine Awards, and have been featured in The Journey Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best Canadian Stories anthologies. Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Deadline: April 15, 2015 (postmarked/online) Entry Fee: $34.95 (includes 1 year of EVENT) Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee. No simultaneous submissions. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. Prizes:  $1500 in prize monies available, plus payment for publication! This year’s judge is Andrew Westoll ( http://www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-nf/ ) VISIT eventmagazine.ca for complete contest...

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