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1. Four $1000 awards in poetry & prose contest

The Los Angeles Review welcomes entries for four new awards: Flash fiction (500 words max.), poetry, creative nonfiction (1500 words max.), and short fiction (1500 words max.) Winners receive $1000 prize and publication in LAR. Entry fee is $20. Deadline: May 1, 2016.

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2. This mag wants your ‘gutsy narratives’

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. Currently seeking “gutsy narratives” up to 4,000 words. Particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.). Deadline: Rolling.

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3. Wanted: Dark, quirky words on winged things

Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal (US) is accepting writing for Issue 1.2 (Spring 2016). Open to flash fiction (250-1000 words), short fiction (1001-5000 words) and poetry. Theme: Winged things (angels, owls, dragons, butterflies, ravens, mosquitoes, faeries, fireflies, pterodactyls, phoenixes, flying monkeys). Aesthetic is “strange and beautiful.” Likes quirky or dark literary fiction, magical realism or realism edged with myth and folklore, light sci-fi and fantasy, and weird tales.

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4. Wanted: Prose about ‘Britishness’

Litro Magazine (UK) is seeking submissions for its March 2016 print issue. Theme: Britishness. “How do you define Britishness in 2016? Is it a passport? An accent? Or is Britishness – like beauty – solely in the eye of the beholder?” Accepts short fiction, flash/micro fiction. and nonfiction. No poetry. Deadline: January 25, 2016.

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5. Flash fiction contest with $500 prize

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award (US) is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Prize: $500. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: March 1, 2016.

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6. Contest for weird, bold, or risky writing

Tethered By Letters invites entries for the F(r)iction Winter Writing Contests. Three categories: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (up to 750 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). Encourages work that takes risks in theme, content, or aesthetic. Their motto: Publish Weird. Winners published in F(r)iction, (trianually-printed). All finalists will receive free professional editing on their submission and will be considered for later publication. Prizes of US$1000 – short story, US$300 – flash fiction, US$300 (USD) – poetry. Entry fees: $10-18. Deadline: March 31, 2016. Guidelines.

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7. Writing Competition: The Winter Anthology Writing Contest

THE WINTER ANTHOLOGY WRITING CONTEST
Final judge: Srikanth Reddy 

Entry fee: $10

 
Deadline: January 31

 
Please send up to 50 pages in any genre (a book or book-length manuscript somewhat over 50 pages is acceptable). Send writings of which you are the sole author and that were not written earlier than 1999. Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome. Two or three poems or a single story or essay are as welcome as entire books. 


To get a sense of our aesthetics, see our previous volumes. All work will be read by the editors, with finalists judged by Srikanth Reddy. Multiple entries are welcome, as are entries including a mix of genres. We accept entries until January 31st. The final decision will be announced here in late winter 2015. In the event that none of the entries meets our standards, no winner will be declared. 

The winner will be published in Volume 5 of The Winter Anthology and receive a $1000 honorarium. Finalists will also be considered for publication.
To enter electronically, use our Submittable page.

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8. Call for Submissions on the Theme of Atmosphere: The Quotable Lit

The Quotable Lit is open for Issue 17: Atmosphere

Submissions open January 1, 2015 – March 1, 2015
“Green was the silence, wet was the light,the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”
― Pablo Neruda 


General Guidelines:

We seek:
flash fiction (under 1,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
short fiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
creative nonfiction (under 3,000 words) - 1 submission per reading period
poetry - 1 submission of up to 3 poems per reading period
We accept only original unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you notify us immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere.


Submissions link.

To ensure fairness, The Quotable has a blind submissions process. Remove all identifying information - name, email address, etc. - from your manuscripts. We will decline any manuscript that contains the author's information. Contact us with questions.

Upon acceptance, The Quotable acquires first serial publications rights, after which the copyright reverts to the author. All accepted work will be archived on the site for so long as the site manager(s) should deem appropriate.

The editors of The Quotable envision a world in which all artists are paid handsomely for the considerable efforts they make to enrich mankind. While we labor toward that utopia, however, the only payment we can offer is the esteem of seeing your name in print and your work appreciated

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9. Writing Competition and Call for Submissions: Jabberwock Review

Jabberwock Review invites submissions to:

THE NANCY D. HARGROVE EDITORS’ PRIZE FOR FICTION AND POETRY 


DEADLINE: March 15, 2015


· Each winner (one for fiction and one for poetry) receives $500 and publication in Jabberwock Review.

· Entry Fee: $15, which includes a one-year subscription.

· Go to our website for more information and to submit using Submittable.

· We are also open for regular submissions in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Send us your best work!

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10. Wanted: Engaging stories, vivid characters

Tethered By Letters is accepting submissions for the TBL Fall Literary Contest. Categories: Short story (1000-7500 words; $500 prize); flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words; $150 prize); and poetry ($150 prize). Looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Winners published in F(r)iction. Entry fees: $7-$15. Deadline: December 1, 2015. Guidelines.

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11. Wanted: Writing that ‘cat-burgles’ expectations

The Los Angeles Review invites submissions for Vol. 20. Theme: Ekphrasis. Publishes fiction (“hard-to-put-down shorts”) under 1000 words as well as sequences of such shorts and/or stand-alone lengthier stories up to 4,000 words; nonfiction (1000-4000 words); flash nonfiction (“that cat-burgles expectations”), poetry and book reviews. Reading fee: $3. Deadline: December 1, 2015. Guidelines.

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12. Paying journal wants your monsters, myths & magic

Small independent journal The Quilliad (Toronto) seeks flash fiction, short stories, poetry, comics, photography, and art from Canadian writers and artists. Looking for literary science fiction and horror; magic realism; fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends; monsters, death, magic, and fear. Submit 1-5 pieces. Deadline: October 20, 2015. Payment: $12 honorarium plus copy. Guidelines.

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13. Wanted: Writing that goes for the heart over the head

Bougainvillea Road Lit Mag is a new online journal looking for literary flash, short stories, poems, vignettes, standalone excerpts from longer work, and creative non-fiction pieces. Looks for writing that is eclectic, alive, and intrepid. Length: 2000 words max. Three pieces max. per submission. Send to Brian1750@hotmail.com. Deadline: Rolling.

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14. Submit your fearless, unpredictable works

great weather for MEDIA (New York) seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for their annual print anthology. Focus on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental. Welcomes submissions from international writers. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Guidelines.

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15. Artistic, beautiful, and satisfying reads wanted

Online quarterly Lunaris Review, a Journal of Art and the Literary (Nigeria), publishes work that brings “together creative minds to a common platform of artistry and beauty while providing the audience a satisfying read”. Publishes fiction (flash fiction and short story), creative nonfiction, essays, and poetry. Accepts international submissions. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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16. Waukesha journal wants your poetry & prose

Fox Adoption Magazine is celebrating their first anniversary and is seeking submissions. Publishes one piece per week. Welcomes prose (including flash, short stories and creative non-fiction), poetry, and art. Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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17. Fiction wanted for Dartmouth litmag

Lost Documents, a new literary journal from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, seeks prose submissions for their second issue. Submit flash fiction and stories 2000 words max. to lostdocuments.ns@gmail.com. Deadline: Ongoing.

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18. New press seeks remarkable work for debut issue

GFT Press (US) is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for their January 2016 debut and the inaugural issue of their print journal (Spring 2016). Deadline: Rolling. Guidelines.

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19. Call for Flash Fiction and Art: Fine Linen Magazine

Fine Linen Magazine seeks tight, gripping flash fiction for publication in their winter issue.  

Fine Linen is a quarterly print journal that publishes fiction and art. We pay professional rates for accepted stories and art. Information and guidelines are available here.

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20. Call for Flash Fiction: "Baby Shoes" Anthology

Thank you for wanting to be a part of the “Baby Shoes” anthology. We’re excited about this and hope you will be too.

Top – Level Concept

There aren’t enough flash fiction anthologies in the world, and those that are tend to focus on a specific genre. We want a little bit of everything, from a little bit of everybody.

For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Used. Will feature 100 pieces of flash fiction from 100 different authors. All genres are open. No holds barred in terms of content or language (within reason – you’ll get rejected for child porn or needless hate speech, for example).

We’re funding the project via Kickstarter to make sure we can hire top editors, get awesome cover art and pay all of our contributors.

What we want from you

#1: A piece of awesome fiction less than 1,000 words long. We want it by the 5th of December sent as a .doc file you’ve already spellchecked and gone over for typos.

#2: Your help making the Kickstarter campaign go viral. You don’t have to contribute, but if each contributor gets two friends to back the book we’ll be well over our goals.

#3: Your help promoting the anthology once it’s released. You’ll probably do this anyway since you’ll be jazzed about being in print, but we’ll help you do it well.

What you get from us:

#1: You get paid up front, assuming the Kickstarter succeeds.
Authors already professionally published get to choose between (a) $10 and an electronic contributor’s copy and (b) $5 and a print contributor’s copy.
Authors for whom this will be the first professional publication choose between (a) $5 and an electronic contributor’s copy and (b) a print contributor’s copy.

You’ll see some mention of other arrangements for our “anchor” authors – rock stars like Joe R. Lansdale, Larry Brooks and Linda Needham who have graciously agreed to be involved. Don’t let that hurt your feelings. You and I aren’t at that level…yet.

#2: You receive some royalties.
Half of the profits from the anthology go to the publisher. Half of the remainder goes to the anchor authors. The remaining quarter gets split between the other contributors.
Fair warning: There are 100 authors involved and we don’t expect to sell millions of copies. Your cut of the profits will not amount to a whole lot more than bragging rights and a few bucks in your PayPal account. Don’t buy a new car on credit just because you got into the anthology, okay?

That’s the basics. We plan to launch the Kickstarter in early November and receive the submissions in late November/early December. If all goes well, we’ll print in time for Christmas.

If you’re as excited as we are about this, just shoot me a line at:

brickcommajasonATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

and we’ll get you started.
 

Jason Brick, editor

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21. Flash Fiction Competition: The American Short(er) Story Contest

The American Short(er) Story Contest recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. This year we are honored to have Stuart Dybek as our guest judge.

Submittable link.
 

General Guidelines

Submit your entry online between October 25, 2014 – February 1, 2015.  


Stories must be 1,000 words or fewer. You are allowed to include up to three stories per entry. Please submit all stories in one document. Each story must begin on a new page and be clearly titled. For the title of your submission list the story titles, separated by a comma.

The 1st place winner will receive a $500 prize and publication. One runner-up will receive $250 and publication. All entries will be considered for publication. 


Please submit your $15 entry fee and your work through Submittable. We no longer accept submissions by post. International submissions in English are eligible. The entry fee covers three 1,000 word fiction submissions.

All entries must be single, self-contained works of fiction, under 1,000 words. Please DO NOT include any identifying information (name, address, email) on the manuscript itself.

You may submit multiple entries. We accept only previously unpublished work. We do allow simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you notify us promptly of publication elsewhere. Winners will be announced in April. 


Conflicts of Interest

Staff and volunteers currently affiliated with American Short Fiction are ineligible for consideration or publication. Additionally, students, former students, and colleagues of the judge are not eligible to enter. We ask that previous winners wait three years after their winning entry is published before entering again.


American Short Fiction adheres to the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics. 
Email any questions to:

editorsATamericanshortfictionDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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22. Call for Submissions about Israel: Arc-24

Arc-24, the literary journal of The Israel Association of Writers in English (IAWE) is open for submission to writing within the theme: Israel. 

In 1980 the first editor of our journal, the poet Riva Rubin, named the journal “arc.” Like the deep blue sky arced over the land of Israel, open and encompassing all who live there regardless of religion, politics, gender or age, like the arc of a bridge linking Israel to the English speaking world, arc has been a home to the writers in English who live in Israel. 

For arc-24, that policy is changing. We are now open to writers from all over the world, regardless of who you are or where you live so long as the writer has a connection to Israel. The theme of the journal, arc-24 is “Israel.” Entries should fit the topic of Israel, focusing on writing inspired or informed by your personal experiences, observations, and/or cultural and historical events that cover any of the ways Israel has affected you. In your cover letter, please let us know about your connection to Israel. 

We welcome submissions of original, unpublished works of poetry, fiction (either short stories or stand alone sections of a longer work), flash fiction, and creative nonfiction to be considered for publication. Surprise us; inspire us. We would especially like to see more short fiction for the journal. 

Any work submitted, even if critical of Israel or her policies, should be written in a thoughtful manner. Any pieces submitted which contain hatred or violence will be discarded immediately. 

The close date for submissions is January 30, 2015.

· We accept only these file formats for writing: doc, docx, rtf, txt and pdf.
· All submissions should be in font Times New Roman and 11 point.
· All submissions must be made via Submittable, no exceptions.
· We do accept simultaneous submissions. However, kindly drop us a message if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

· We seek previously unpublished (including online) work only.
· For poetry, send a selection of 3-5 poems contained within a single document. For fiction and essays please keep to a maximum limit of 6 pages, no more than 1200 words.
· All submission must be received on or before January 30, 2015.
· Payment for publication is one copy of the journal.

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23. Call for Submissions from Teen Writers: Vine Leaves Literary Journal

Are you a writer aged 12–17? Would you like to submit a vignette to us for our new Blooming Vine Leaves feature? 

Please submit no more than 800 words in total per submission period. This means you can send one piece worth 800 words, or 8 pieces worth 100 words each, and/or anything in between. If you are submitting multiple pieces, please submit them all in one document.

Deadline for submissions: Feb. 28, 2015

If you are submitting your work as part of a school project, please let us know which school you are from.

If more than 20 students from the same school submit at the same time, and you are all accepted, we will send your school a generous package of books for your school library.


Submit your work here.

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24. Call for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Submissions: Blotterature Literary Magazine

Blotterature Literary Magazine is accepting flash fiction and essay for an online Shorts issue due out on March 15, 2015. Submission period: January 1, 2015 through February 15, 2015  

Blot is looking for the best fiction and creative nonfiction that the writing community has to offer. There are no themes. We will also be including a one page sketch and photo of each contributor to share with the world. 

Please follow these guidelines along with our general guidelines: 

500 words or less
Up to 3 stories per author in separate .doc or .docx files

 
Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please let us know asap if accepted elsewhere


Blotterature does not tolerate unjustifiable material about rape, incest, pedophilia, or discriminatory language that purposefully creates stereotypes and perpetuates hate
Submit here.  


Blotterature is always accepting work for our bi-annual print issues. Check out what we have to offer.
More information about Blotterature at our website.

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25. Chapbook Competition: Iron Horse Literary Review

GATES OPEN! SUBMIT! 

Iron Horse Literary Review is now accepting submissions for our annual Single-Author Competition. This year, we are seeking to publish a prose chapbook composed of either stories or essays. Roxane Gay will judge. 

To submit, send a manuscript of 50-65 pages composed of either stories or essays in which each new piece begins on a new page. The author’s name and contact information must appear on a title cover sheet, but it must NOT appear anywhere else on the manuscript unless it's nonfiction and the author is referring to him or herself inside the manuscript. While portions of the chapbook may have been published elsewhere, the collection as a whole must be previously unpublished. 

The finished product will emphasize your title, not the name of Iron Horse, and the winner will receive $1,000 and 15 copies. Your $15 entry fee comes with a one-year subscription to the journal.  

Go here for more info, and send us your best by Feb. 28th!

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