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1. Guy Read: True Stories

Guys Read: True Stories  edited by Jon Scieszka illustrated by Brian Floca Walden Pond Press, 2014 ISBN: 9780061963827 On shelves: Sept. 16, 2014 Grades 4 and up The reviewer received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher. Author, Jon Scieszka, has dedicated his life to inspiring boys to read, and he's succeeding. Not only did he serve as the National Ambassador for Young People's

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2. Call for Nonfiction by Veterans on Theme of Homecoming: So Say We All Anthology

Non-fiction submissions by Veteran writers welcome on the theme of, "Homecoming."

Veteran writers, let's get you published: in partnership with Cal Humanities and the Center for the Book, So Say We All requests non-fiction submissions on the theme of, "Homecoming," for a 2014 anthology to be published this winter. We aim to creation a collection from multitude of voices, across generations and branches of service, that examine the transition from military to civilian life. Various interpretations of the theme are welcome, from the literal to the more abstract. 


Average submission length is around 1,400 words but longer works will be considered (shorter is always welcome too.) All submissions will be considered as first drafts, and we expect chosen participants to work with our editors on a rewrite. Compensation is in the form of two copies of the book.

Deadline: September 1st, 2014.

Submit online here.

Visit our website for more information.

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3. Call for Science Fiction Submissions: Building Red--The Colonization of Mars


A new science fiction anthology—Building Red-The Colonization of Mars—is currently accepting submissions. Payment is $25 per story accepted, five free contributor copies, and 50% off copies contributors purchase
 
Deadline for entries is November 1, 2014
 
Complete submission guidelines. Included on the blog are web resources regarding the technicalities of getting to and living on Mars. Please note: we're looking for science fiction, not fantasy stories. Submissions can be funny, dark, quirky, serious, etc., but must include hard/believable science in the fiction. Send questions to:
 
janetcannoneditorATgmailDOTcom (Change At to @ and DOT to . )

Janet L. Cannon, Acquisitions Editor
Walrus Publishing, Inc.



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4. Nominations Open for 2014 Best of the Net Anthology: Sundress Publications

Sundress Publications is now open for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology nominations. This project continues to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online.

The internet continues to be a rapidly evolving medium for the distribution of new and innovative literature, and the Best of the Net Anthology aims to nurture the relationship between writers and the web. In our first seven years of existence, the anthology has published distinguished writers such as Claudia Emerson, B.H. Fairchild, Ron Carlson, Dorianne Laux, and Jill McCorkle alongside numerous new and emerging writers from around the world. This year’s judges are Kathy Fagan, Lily Hoang, and Michael Martone.

Kathy Fagan's fifth collection of poems, Sycamore, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2016. Winner of the National Poetry Series and Vassar Miller prizes, she has received grants from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, and her work has appeared in venues such as FIELD, Narrative, Ninth Letter, The Paris Review, and Poetry. Fagan teaches in the MFA Program at Ohio State, where she also serves as Series Editor of the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Poetry Prize.

Lily Hoang is the author of four books, including Changing, recipient of a PEN Open Books Award. With Blake Butler, she edited 30 Under 30, and with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, she is editing the forthcoming anthology The Force of What's Possible: Writers on the Avant-Garde and Accessibility. She teaches in the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she is Associate Department Head, and she serves as Prose Editor for Puerto del Sol.

Michael Martone's most recent book of essays is Racing in Place. The Flatness and Other Landscapes was the winner of the AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize. He has authored a dozen books of short fiction and edited several collections short prose including The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. He currently teaches at the University of Alabama and has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University, Syracuse University, and Warren Wilson College.

Nominations for the 2014 edition must be sent to:

bestofnetATsundresspublicationsDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

between July 1st and September 30th, 2014. Further submission guidelines can be found here.

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5. Call for Submissions: Blue Skirt Productions and Blue Skirt Press

We have three calls for submissions right now. One is for our website: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art, video and audio. The second is for our Microfiction magazine. Those are ongoing at this point.

And the final one is for an anthology on the theme of the loss of a parent. Deadline for the anthology: Sep. 30, 2014

For more information, please visit our official submissions page. Thank you!

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6. Call for Short Prose Submissions: Brandt Street Press

Brandt Street Press is now accepting story submissions for the next anthology in our Dammit Series: "Dammit, I Love You."

We seek stories that reveal a lesson learned from love. The story must be true and not published somewhere else.


It should amaze and inspire. And, more than anything else, it should be entertaining. 


Deadline: October 15.
 
For complete submission guidelines, please visit our website and click on the "Want to be a Dammit Author?" link.


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7. Call for Fiction Submissions to Anthology: Cozy-Noir Fiction

An Anthology of Cozy-Noir Fiction

The submission period is now open and will remain open through June 30th.

For this anthology, we're seeking stories in the 2500 to 7500 word range, though if it's knockout material, we'll consider any length.

eBook versions for every major platform will be released with POD paperback copies available through a distributor.
Each author will receive royalty payments in an equal share between the other authors and the editor.

Submissions will be accepted through midnight (PDT) June 30th. Each story will be read by the editorial team, and all authors will receive a reply by August 15th. The anthology will contain between twelve and twenty stories, depending on the overall length.

We will only accept MS Word .doc and .docx files. Submissions must be in proper manuscript format.

Submissions may be sent to:

 
submissionsATdarkhousebooksDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Please leave "Submission-" in your subject line and add the name of your story

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8. Call for Poetry Submissions to Anthology Dedicated to Nelson Mandela: Cherry Castle Publishing

CHERRY CASTLE PUBLISHING SEEKS POETRY SUBMISSIONS REGARDING SONGS FOR A PASSBOOK TORCH, AN ANTHOLOGY DEDICATED TO NELSON MANDELA, SCHEDULED FOR PUBLICATION IN JUNE OF 2015. 

The anthology, edited by Truth Thomas and Melanie Henderson, will explore and celebrate the life of the late anti-Apartheid freedom fighter in poetry. Submit up to five previously unpublished poems to:

songsforapassbooktorchATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

All work submitted should have some relationship to Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, the Mandela family, and/or the past and present fight for racial justice in South Africa.

Payment will be in the form of one contributor's copy. Please direct questions to:


editorATcherrycastlepublishingDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

The submission period for this anthology is currently open ended. Decisions for inclusion in the anthology will be made on a rolling basis.

WRITERS ALREADY CONFIRMED in the “Songs” anthology score: Maureen Alsop, Tara Betts, Derrick Weston Brown, Marla Sink Druzgal, Rasma Haidri, Delise Hampton, Mitzy Kay Jackson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Joseph Ross, Lwanda Sindaphi and many more.

Cherry Castle Publishing
where words grow mighty trees

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9. Call for Submissions: Puff, Puff Prose and Poetry, Vol. II


Our Submission period for Vol. II is still open for submissions centering on struggle. Submission period will end July 31 or August 31 if July is too ambitious. We are looking for poetry, prose, and drama. We have received a lot of great submissions and are looking to cast our net out further.

Again we are looking for prose poetry and drama centering on struggle. We have very few guidelines, well none really just limit prose to around 5,000 words please.
 
Email submissions to:
 
puffpuffproseandpoetry[AT]gmail[DOT]com (Change [AT] to @ and [DOT] to . )
 
Friend us on Facebook.

Read Vol. I here.

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10. Call for Essays on Mental Health: Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective Anthology

Attention, nonfiction writers! There are still three weeks left to submit your work for Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective's debut print anthology on mental health.

We are seeking original narrative essays from a variety of perspectives that touch on issues of illness, hospitalization, medication, stigma, self-awareness, recovery, friendship, family, and hope. We are looking for well-crafted nonfiction pieces with strong and compelling narratives that are both personal and informative. Each essay should contain rich prose, dialogue, and a distinctive voice. Creative nonfiction, personal essays, literary journalism, lyric essays, memoirs, and experimental forms will all be considered for publication.

This anthology is slated to release in both print and electronic formats in late 2014. The deadline to submit is May 15, 2014.

Visit our website for additional guidelines.

Submit directly here.

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11. Call for Poetry and Art Submissions: Lummox 3

Lummox 3, the annual Poetry Anthology published by Lummox Press is looking for submissions of poetry and artwork.

Reading period is May 1 to Aug. 1 and the themes are DESIRE or ROAD KILL.

Please visit our website for further details.

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12. Writing Competition and Anthology: Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Annual Contest and Anthology

All Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families are eligible to submit for Volume 3, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.

Deadline: June 1, 2014 (postmarked)

No fee. Judges, TBA

5 categories for the contest, $250 prize in each:

Poetry

Short Fiction

Essay

Photography

Interview with a Warrior

Theme: Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectives of our soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and of their families. It is not only an outlet for artistic expression but also a document of the unique aspects of wartime in our nation's history.

Two types of entries: 1) anthology only; 2) contest and anthology
1. Anthology-only entry: mail your previously unpublished work with self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification to:

Warriors Anthology
Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

2. Contest and Anthology entry: email previously unpublished work to:

upressATsemoDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Contest:

· $250 first prize and publication in each category; all entries also considered for anthology.

· Entries must be sent electronically as Microsoft Word docs (or .docx).

· Keep poems in one document (with 1st poem as title).

· Put your name and contact info on 1st page and nowhere else on the manuscript.

· Writers may win in any category no more than twice, but may always submit their work for consideration in the anthology.

For both mailed and electronic submissions:

· Limit one submission in each category per person.

· Poetry: up to 3 poems (5 pages maximum).

· Fiction, essay, interview: 5,000-word limit. Interviews are with military or veterans.

· Photography: up to 3 good-quality photos (will be printed in the book as b&w).

· Submissions exceeding the limits will be disqualified.

· Include a bio of 75 words or less with your submission.

· Winners & contributors will be notified by Nov. 1, 2014

· Questions: contact the University Press at:

 upressATsemoDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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13. Call for Creative Nonfiction and Fiction: Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today


Call for Writers: Anthology of Creative Nonfiction and Fiction  
 
We are seeking great stories for the anthology, Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today. Out of Many will showcase emerging writers for an emerging generation. The anthology is already under contract with an academic publisher and will feature a broader spectrum of voices than those typically found in prose readers. 5000 words maximum. Minorities of all stripes are encouraged to submit.
Send us your most delightful, insightful, and alive. Experimentation welcomed. Submit your creative nonfiction or fiction to:
 
OutOfMany2015ATgmailDOTcom (change AT to @ and DOT to . )
 
as an attachment. Include a brief biography within your email. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, paginated, with the author’s name and submission title on each page.  
 
Deadline for submissions is Friday July 23, 2014.  
 
Possible multipliers or dividers may include ideology, religion, class, race, gender, sex, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, language, generation, color, nationality, aesthetics. This list is far from exhaustive, and could be seen as merely suggestive. What matters most is the power of your story: the bigness of its heart, the freedom of its language, and the beauty of its vision.

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14. Writing Competition: New Rivers Press American Short Story Award 2014

American Fiction Short Story Award 2014   

New Rivers Press will publish approximately twenty short stories in American Fiction Volume 14: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers. We seek well crafted, character driven literary fiction in any genre. $1,750 in prizes for short fiction ($1000 1st Place, $500 2nd, $250 3rd). Each of the selected story authors will receive national publication and distribution, author discount, and two complimentary copies. Publication date is set for October 2015. Finalist judge is New York Times Bestseller and Pulitzer prizewinning author, Elizabeth Strout. Maximum 10,000 words per story
  
Reading Fee of $16 for each online submission from February 1 to June 15, 2014 at Submittable website.
 
For more information about New Rivers Press, go here.

About our American Fiction anthologies: After an 11-year pause, New Rivers Press revived its American Fiction anthology series with American Fiction, Volume 11: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, an anthology of stories selected through a national competition. We published Volume 11 in 2010, Volume 12 in 2012, and Volume 13 will be released in October of 2014. The series was originally carried by Birch Lane Press/Carol Publishing Group. Past judges have included Ray Carver, Wallace Stegner, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, Louise Erdrich, Clint McCown, Josip Novakovich, and Michael White.

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15. Call for Cozy-Noir Fiction: Dark House Books

An Anthology of Cozy-Noir Fiction

The submission period is now open and will remain open through June 30th.

For this anthology, we're seeking stories in the 2500 to 7500 word range, though if it's knockout material, we'll consider any length.

eBook versions for every major platform will be released with POD paperback copies available through a distributor.


Each author will receive royalty payments in an equal share between the other authors and the editor.

Submissions will be accepted through midnight (PDT) June 30th. Each story will be read by the editorial team, and all authors will receive a reply by August 15th. The anthology will contain between twelve and twenty stories, depending on the overall length.

We will only accept MS Word .doc and .docx files. Submissions must be in proper manuscript format.

Submissions may be sent to:


submissionsATdarkhousebooksDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Please leave "Submission-" in your subject line and add the name of your story

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16. Call for Submissions to Anthology Inspired by The Great Gatsby: The Silver Birch Press

April 10, 2015 will mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — a book that many people believe is the best novel of all time. To celebrate the occasion, we are planning ahead — and getting started with our latest anthology: The Silver Birch Press The Great Gatsby Anthology, a collection of poetry, prose, art, collage, photography, and other work that celebrates this remarkable novel.

WHAT: Poetry, prose, paintings, drawings, photographs, and other work inspired by The Great Gatsby. 


TYPES OF WRITTEN MATERIAL:
Poems (up to three — either original work or found/erasure poetry based on The Great Gatsby)
Short stories (up to 2,000 words)
Essays (up to 1,500 words)
Creative nonfiction (up to 2,000 words)
Short plays or screenplays (approximately 5 typed pages)
Other literary forms (up to 2,000 words)


TYPES OF VISUAL MATERIAL (send jpg files of approximately 1MB):
Photographs
Collage
Paintings
Drawings


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2014 


RELEASE DATE: April 2015 


HOW TO SUBMIT: Please email written entries as MSWord attachments and visual entries as a jpg attachments to:


silverATsilverbirchpressDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

along with your name, mailing address, email address, and one-paragraph bio. (If submitting an erasure poem, provide the edition and publication date.)

PAYMENT: All participants will receive a copy of the Silver Birch Press Great Gatsby Anthology.

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17. Writing Competition for Catholic Fiction: Tuscany Prize

Please visit our website for additional information.

Guidelines for the Catholic novel (1st  Place $5K): 
--50,000 words or more 
--It captures the readers' imaginations. 
--It has a distinct beginning, middle, and end. 
--It has well-formed characters. 
--Its dialogue is authentic—and the dialogue furthers the plot (rather than being dialogue merely for speaking's sake). 
--It is moral fiction (but is not "preachy"definitely no homiletics) that point to sustaining values.
--The story represents Catholicism in more than a limited sense (e.g., characters that simply pray or say the Rosary). Instead, it shows Catholicism in the broad sense of John Paul II and Flannery O'Connor. 
--Catholic meaning—that is, small instances of the theme(s) being explored, sprinkled throughout the story, culminating in a Catholic theme that somehow presents a Catholic message or truth that we (and maybe the protagonist) can discover or realize more fully or in a new way.
--It has "closure" of some kind—in all the ways the acclaimed John Gardner states.

For more information, please see the Tuscany Press website, the Writers Resources tab on the menu bar: Required Reading for Writers of Catholic Fiction. We strongly recommend you read Pope John Paul II's Letter to Artists and the recommended books.

Note: All submitted manuscripts, not just the prize-winner, are considered for a publishing contract.

 Guidelines for the YA Novel (1st Place $3K): 
--50,000 words or more.
--The protagonist/narrator must be young (between the ages of 12 and 17).
--Characters must be well drawn and believable. The actions and dialogue should be appropriate for the ages of the characters.
--The story must contain a Catholic perspective. Our young adult fiction must have characters or heroes that support and exemplify a Catholic worldview. (See our "novel guidelines" for an explanation of what makes Catholic fiction.) 
--The characters may not start out with a Catholic perspective, but should end with a Catholic perspective. Also, not all characters will have a Catholic perspective. Good fiction contains conflict. Young adults understand that not everyone or every action is morally good. 
--Please note that good Catholic young adult fiction might never mention Christ, the Church, or the faith. Instead, Tuscany Press YA fiction is infused with grace and a morality consistent (through characters and their actions) with Catholic teaching. 
--Tuscany Press YA fiction must be good writing for a YA audience. 
--Young adult fiction is not an excuse for poor writing. Teens don't appreciate (or tolerate) being talked down to. Don't shy away from or sanitize real life. The story must be entertaining. The story must capture readers' imaginations, engage their interest immediately and be well paced throughout the book and chapters.

Guidelines for the Short Story (1st Place $1K): 
--Greater than 1,000 words; less than 9,000 words.
--Distinct beginning, middle, and end. "Set-up", the first two paragraphs, must have tension/conflict to drive the reader forward. 
--Protagonist has development or growth in character.
--It is moral fiction (not preachy or didactic) that points to sustaining values.
--The short story represents Catholicism in the broad sense of John Paul II and Flannery O'Connor, not a limited sense (e.g., characters that simply pray or say the Rosary).
--The story's central character or protagonist and/or reader has an epiphany at the story's end.
--The story ends on Christian hope. It captures the reader's imagination.
--All submissions considered for a publishing contract, not just winners. Multiple submissions OK. Additional runner-up prizes in all categories.

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18. Call for Poetry Submissions to Anthology: Longish Poems

Anthology Call for longish poems between 3-6 pages or 100-200 lines

Warning, Poems may be longer than they appear: an anthology of Longish Poems is looking for poems between 3 to 6 pages or 100 to 200 lines on any theme or subject.
Please submit 1 longish poem or a series of strongly linked poems (not linked merely by theme) to the editors at:

longishpoemsATgmailDOTcom (Change At to @ and DOT to . )

between now and September 15. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost. Obviously, rare exceptions may be made. If you are submitting a previously published poem, you may submit a second longish poem that is unpublished. At this time, we do not have a press.

Editors: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum and M. E. Silverman, foreword by T. R. Hummer.

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19. Call for Submissions: Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed

Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed

Edited by D. Gilson
Afterword by Ayanna Thompson

From that very first line, Shakespeare tells us “we desire increase.” First published in 1609, the 154 sonnet sequence has not only proven to be a seemingly immortal book of poetry, but also a series that changed the art form itself endlessly. Even if unbeknownst, we have never stopped revisiting the Sonnets, revising and remixing them at every turn.

Out of Sequence, a media event from Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, seeks responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets from poets, writers, and visual artists. Resulting in a 154-part publication with editorial introduction accessible both online (here) and in print (under advance contract with Parlor Press), we expect the project to be available by the end of summer 2014. We are particularly interested in responses that remix the sonnets in a contemporary context while also speaking back to the historical moment of Shakespeare’s original.

We ask that you choose a sonnet and respond to it through a poem, brief essay of no more than 500 words, or visual piece amendable to .jpg formatting. Poems do not have to be in sonnet form.

Submit your response along with a brief third-person bio to:

outofsequencesonnetsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

As we move closer to the deadline, you may want to check with us to see which sonnets have been claimed.

Will you help us create in every bad a perfect best, as fast as to our beams assemble?

Submissions are due March 1, 2014.

Sonnets Still in Need of Remixing (as of 1/13): 4, 17, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 59, 62, 63, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 102, 105, 107, 108, 109, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 131, 132, 133, 139, 140, 141, 144, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 154

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20. Writing Competition: Imagine This!

Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology is a collection of poems, short stories, and personal essays, along with reproductions of works displayed during ArtPrize, an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Entry link.

The selections in Imagine This! are the culmination of an anthology competition sponsored by the Cascade Writers’ Group. The top twenty submissions (as judged by readers from the community at large) are published in the anthology; of these, the top three are awarded impressive cash prizes ($1000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place, and $250 for Third Place).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE 2014 ANTHOLOGY COMPETITION:
1). Submissions must be original, unpublished poems, short stories, or personal essays. Poems may be no longer than four pages, while short stories and personal essays must not exceed 1500 words. Poems can be submitted as a series of up to four poems if the poems are related by topic, theme, or structure (and are to be judged as one complete work). Poems that are distinct in topic, theme, or structure will be judged as individual entries, and must be submitted separately. You may submit your entry here http://glcl.submittable.com/submit.
2). Authors must be 18 or older in order to submit to this competition. All entries must be written in English. You do NOT have to be from the Great Lakes region to enter this contest; it is open to national and international audiences.
3). Submissions will be accepted online from February 15 through March 31, 2014. Entries are unable to be modified after submission. If you are unable to submit your entry online, please contact lisa.mcneilley@readwritelive.org mailto:lisa.mcneilley@readwritelive.org to discuss alternate submission arrangements.
4). The entry fee per submission is $20.00. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit, but please note that each entry requires a separate $20.00 fee. The entry fee is nonrefundable.
5). We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions. Entries must NOT have been previously published in print or online (this includes self-publishing, blogging, Facebook posting, or posting on any other public forum).
6). Please DO NOT put your name or other identifying information on your entry; this contest is judged in blind fashion. You may include your name and contact information on your cover letter, however.
7). Names and identifying characteristics of actual people found in your work must be changed. Entries must be submitted as editable Word documents. We reserve the right to make corrections in spelling and grammar, or to make other changes necessary for publication. Verifiable sources must be provided for any factual information included in your entry. Sources should be included on a separate page as part of your submission. We cannot print works that include copyrighted materials from other sources.
8). In submitting to this competition, you agree that if you are selected, your work will be printed in Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology, to be published by Chapbook Press at Schuler Books & Music. You also agree to provide all rights for one year to Cascade Writers’ Group.
9). Entries selected for publication, and the top three award winners, will be notified by April 30, 2014. Authors with work chosen for publication in the anthology may have an opportunity to do public readings at ArtPrize venues.
10). Questions or concerns? Contact:

lisa.mcneilleyATreadwriteliveDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

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21. Call for Poetry Submissions: Mother Nature's Trail

Submissions are now being accepted for the chapbook anthology, “Mother Nature’s Trail.” Submit one to two nature poems, up to 30 lines each, for consideration. Poems should show the natural world in a positive  light and bring a sense of peace and calmness when read. Previously published poems are acceptable.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 30. Complimentary copies will not be given to contributors since the proceeds will be going to Wolf Creek Habitat.

Email submissions to:

stacyrsavageATyahooDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

Those who do not have Internet access may submit their poems by mail to:

Mother Nature's Trail
3121 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46016

Expected publication is Summer 2014.

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22. The Future Is Not Ours (staff pick)

The Future Is Not Ours collects 23 short stories from writers throughout Latin America, all of whom were born in the decade between 1970 and 1980. Begun initially as a free electronic anthology in 2007 (featuring some 63 authors), a shorter, alternate version with different stories found its way into print two years later and [...]

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23. Call for Chapter Submissions to Nonfiction Anthology: Scarecrow Press

Scarecrow Press is seeking submissions for two anthologies: 


Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century 

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press 

Editor: Carol Smallwood, public libraries consultant; Library Management Tips That Work, ed., (ALA Editions, 2011) 

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters for a handbook on strengthening small and rural public libraries as centers of communities serving populations under 25,000. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; making an inviting atmosphere; successful living endowments; programming; handling patrons, volunteers, meetings; using technology; effective networking; staff evaluations; professional development; needs assessment surveys. 

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s). A complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission as compensation, discount on more. 

Please e-mail titles of 2-3 topics each described in 2 sentences by April 15, 2014 with brief biography sketch(s); place SMALL and Last Name on the subject line to: 

smallwoodATtmDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

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Making Libraries Integral in the Lives of Baby Boomers

Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Library Services for Multicultural Patrons to Encourage Library Use co-ed., (Scarecrow Press, 2013)

Chapters sought for an anthology by practicing public librarians and LIS faculty in the United States and Canada: creative, practical how-to chapters on strengthening and expanding services to the age group called baby boomers. Possible topics: fostering positive staff attitudes; encouraging endowments and advocacy; programming and workshops; maximizing their experience as volunteers; instruction in technology; needs assessment surveys; genealogy and oral histories; grants.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help colleagues totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission, discount on more copies.

Please e-mail titles of 2-3 topics each described in 2 sentences by April 15, 2014 with brief biography sketch(s); place BOOMERS and Last Name on the subject line to:

smallwoodATtmDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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24. The Empathy Exams

Leslie Jamison is a marvel. The essays that make up this collection are wise, uncomfortable, beautiful, humane, and utterly absorbing. They demand an investigation of the reader's own heart. I can't think of another book I've recommended to so many people so fiercely. I'm already happy to declare it the best nonfiction book of 2014. [...]

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25. Call for Prose Submissions to Anthology: Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today

We are seeking outstanding prose for the anthology Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today. Out of Many, which will showcase emerging writers for an emerging generation, is already under contract with an academic publisher and will feature a broader spectrum of voices than those typically found in prose readers for college undergraduates. 5000 words maximum; shorter is better. Minorities of all stripes are encouraged to submit. Experimentation welcomed. Humor appreciated. Writers will keep their copyright.

Send us your best, your most delightful, your most insightful, your most alive, your most beautiful…. Submit your creative non-fiction or fiction to:


OutOfMany2015ATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

as an attachment and include a brief biography. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, paginated, with the author’s name and submission title on each page. Deadline for submissions is Friday July 23, 2014.

Possible multipliers or dividers may include ideology, religion, class, race, gender, sex, sexuality, ethnicity, culture, language, generation, color, nationality, aesthetics. This is far from an exhaustive list.
Possible subjects for Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today should be seen as a suggestion, and are of course open to interpretation. What matters most is the quality of your story: the bigness of its heart, the freedom of its language, the power of its words, and the beauty of its vision.

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