Guest Post: Pearls Before Swine

August 29th, 2014 by

Note: This post was originally published on July 27, 2014, at George Wells’ blog Icantbelieveitsablog.

 

Years ago, I applied to Rivoli, a four-star restaurant in Albany, California. Of course, I had delivered my résumé to several restaurants, but I was very interested in this job, as I had eaten there several times, and it was genuinely deserving of its reputation as one of the finest Mediterranean restaurants in the East Bay.

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It doesn’t mean you’re a total loser.

The chef thanked me for my interest, but told me that she had decided not to offer me the job at the time. Of course, I had to respond.

Dear Chef Wendy,

You’re an idiot. If you can’t see the value I would bring to your third-rate eatery, maybe you should go back to cooking school.

At any rate, I was hired at Bucci’s, so obviously they know quality when they see it.

Good luck with your little Italian chuck wagon.

Sincerely,

George Wells

You are now horrified that I would do such a thing, aren’t you? Why would I do that? Why would I insult this chef, throw it in her face that I got another job, risk any chance of working with her in the future—indeed, anywhere in the East Bay, given how people in the same industry tend to run in the same circles and tell these stories?

The answer is I didn’t. I wouldn’t. Would you? Have you?

I am Writer Liaison at Spark: A Creative Anthology, which means I’m usually the guy giving you the bad news if you submitted to us. The above letter is actually a rewording of several responses to our rejection letters to submitters. Now, we’re not perfect, but we do offer personal feedback and do our best to make sure that it’s constructive and encouraging. I’m sure that we’re closer to that now than when Spark started. However, just as opinions on a story or poem are subjective, so are writers’ reactions to those opinions.

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We’re not swine, and those pearls need a good polishing.

But here’s the thing: you are better off keeping those opinions to yourself. Nothing good will come of telling the editorial staff of any publication that you disagree with their assessment of your writing. Those notes are offered to help you make your writing better, to improve that piece and hopefully future efforts, or at least find another market more suited to your style and vision in your writing. It is not an invitation to open a dialog.

That last statement sounds a bit harsh, I know, but please keep in mind that we are volunteers. We don’t get paid for this, it takes time away from other activities, such as family obligations, hobbies, cleaning the house, scratching our bellies while we eat a jumbo bag of chips during a Twilight Zone marathon, whatever.

Or even worse, we can’t watch the Twilight Zone marathon due to circumstances beyond our control.

Or even worse, we can’t watch the Twilight Zone marathon due to circumstances beyond our control.

So what do you say to that rejection? If you want, a thank you would be just fine. Most people don’t respond at all, but some reply with, “Thank you for the feedback. While I was hoping for an acceptance, this is the next best thing.” And we’re always happy to hear that. We probably won’t respond, but it does bring a smile to our faces.

Because many of the writers who have had work accepted for publication in Spark have also had work rejected by Spark, yours truly included. But nobody has been accepted after responding to us with anger and insults.

Food for thought.*

*Speaking of food, if you find yourself in the East Bay Area, Rivoli in Albany and Bucci’s in Emeryville really are amazing restaurants. You should check them out.

 

George Wells 1 BIO: George Wells is an American expatriate living in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he teaches English as a Foreign Language and writes. His fiction has appeared in the Shadow Road Quarterly and in Spark: A Creative Anthology, where he is currently a regular contributor and Writer Liaison.

 

 

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Deadlines Staring You in the Face

August 13th, 2014 by

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08/26/2014  Tupelo Quarterly – TQ5 Poetry Contest, Tupelo Quarterly Open Submissions

08/27/2014  Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – Jazz Residency 2015 RFP/Application

08/27/2014  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – Call for Art – 4th Annual “SeaScapes” Online Art Competition

08/27/2014  Quiet Lightning – Quiet Lightning @ a secret location

08/28/2014  Nat. Brut – SALE! Submissions

08/29/2014  CWC-Peninsula – Fault Zone 2014 Short Story Contest – NON-MEMBERS

08/30/2014  Constellations – Poetry, Art and Photography, Fiction

08/30/2014  Interfictions – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

08/30/2014  Ruminate Magazine – Kalos Foundation Visual Art Prize

08/30/2014  Seven Hills Literary & Penumbra Poetry Contest – Children’s Chapter Books, Young Adult Novel etc

08/30/2014  The Black Scholar – Special Issue Proposal, Interviews, Articles

08/30/2014  The Players Theatre – Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival – Boo!

08/31/2014  Australian Poetry Ltd – Australian Poetry Journal 4.2

08/31/2014  Barranca Press – Novel — Literary

08/31/2014  Barrelhouse – Online Issue #5: Brothers and Sisters

08/31/2014  Big Burns Supper – Lanterns for Burns Night Carnival – Community Groups Registration

08/31/2014  Big Lucks – The SAVE YOUR FVCKING MONEY Contest (for students and non-students)

08/31/2014  Black Heart Magazine – ART!

08/31/2014  Black Lawrence Press – The St. Lawrence Book Award – Poetry, The St. Lawrence Book Award – Fiction

08/31/2014  Blotterature Literary Magazine – 50 Words for $50 Contest

08/31/2014  Blue Lyra Press LLC – Blue Lyra Poetry Prize, Blue Lyra Flash Fiction Prize

08/31/2014  Blue Mesa Review – Fiction Contest (Judged by Roxane Gay), Poetry Contest (Carmen Giménez Smith)

08/31/2014  BOAAT PRESS – BOAAT CHAPBOOK COMPETITION 2014, BOAAT VOL. 2 // PHOTOGRAPHY

08/31/2014  Bridge Eight – Bridge Eight ISSUE 01

08/31/2014  Broken Publications – (2014) Soul Vomit: Domestic Violence Aftermath (extended from 2013)

08/31/2014  Chagrin River Review – Poetry, Fiction

08/31/2014  Cobalt – Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize, 2014 Frank McCourt Creative Nonfiction Prize, Fiction Prize (Judge: Rafe Posey)

08/31/2014  Decameron Annual – Submission to 2014 Decameron Fiction Prize (& Anthology)

08/31/2014  Divergent Voices – Fiction , Non-Fiction, Poetry, Flash Fictions, Photography/Art

08/31/2014  Driftwood Press – Fiction, Poetry, Visual Arts, Literary Criticism & Interviews

08/31/2014  ExFic – Fiction, Poetry

08/31/2014  Exploding Pinecone Press – Third Annual Chapbook Competition (2014 Button Poetry Prize)

08/31/2014  Extracts – Gloucester Haiku Project

08/31/2014  FreelanceWriting.com – Article Queries for FreelanceWriting.com

08/31/2014  Geek Puff – Open Story Pitches

08/31/2014  Helen Literary Magazine -Short Story, Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Artwork

08/31/2014  Historical Novel Society – #HNSLondon14 Short Story Award

08/31/2014  ILK journal – POETRY

08/31/2014  Imaginary Friend Press – August Reading Period

08/31/2014  Inlandia – Creative Writing Workshop: 2014 Writing from Inlandia

08/31/2014  Lunch Ticket – Amuse-Bouche, Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction, The Gabo Prize

08/31/2014  Midwestern Gothic – The Lake Prize (2014)

08/31/2014  monologging – Monologue Contest 2014

08/31/2014  New Lit Salon Press – Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond

08/31/2014  North Coast Squid – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Inside Art, Cover Art

08/31/2014  Northwest Film Center – Fresh Film Northwest Youth Film Festival (2014)

08/31/2014  Pelorus Press – General Submissions – Summer 2014

08/31/2014  Press 53 – 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry

08/31/2014  Red Hen Press – Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

08/31/2014  Skift – Best Branded Facebook Page

08/31/2014  Slink Chunk Press – Poetry, Fiction

08/31/2014  Sport Literate – Sport Literate Essay contest

08/31/2014  SpringGun Press – Open Reading Period for Poetry Manuscripts

08/31/2014  Still: The Journal – Still: The Journal 2014 Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction

08/31/2014  Stone Canoe – Drama, Fiction, Music Writing, Nonfiction, Poetry, Veterans’ Writing, Visual Art

08/31/2014  Switchback – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art

08/31/2014  Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Monologue and Scene Submission

08/31/2014  Texas Review Press – Poetry- Texas Review, Fiction- Texas Review

08/31/2014  The 31 Plays in 31 Days Project

08/31/2014  The Big Roundtable – Nonfiction Longform (5,000 to 30,000 words)

08/31/2014  The Bookends Review – Academic, Multimedia, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

08/31/2014  theNewerYork Press – Mansplaining Contest – Satirical Fiction

08/31/2014  This Very Breath Journal – Poetry, Flash Fict, Flash Nonfict, 100 Word Stories, one sentence stories

08/31/2014  TROPFEST – Arabia 2014

08/31/2014  Vine Leaves Literary Journal – Poetry, Prose & Script, Art & Photography

08/31/2014  Waccamaw – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

08/31/2014  Wag’s Revue – Fiction: Summer Contest, Poetry: Summer Contest, Essays: Summer Contest

08/31/2014  Wigleaf – Fiction

08/31/2014  Winter Tangerine Review – Imaginary Homelands

08/31/2014  Wisdom Crieth Without – Poetry,  Short Fiction/Serial Submissions

08/31/2014  YesYes Books – Fiction Submission for Vinyl, Volume 11

08/31/2014  ZO – ZO Poetry Exposé — FREE First Entry

09/01/2014  3Elements Review – Fictio, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art, Photography

09/01/2014  AIPF – Nominations for Feature Poets

09/01/2014  Allied Arts – Small Grants Evaluation Report

09/01/2014  apt – Issue Five – Long Fiction (print)

09/01/2014  Aquarius Press/Willow Books – 2014 Open Reading Period

09/01/2014  Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Regular Submission

09/01/2014  Boston Comedy Festival – Boston Comedy Festival Submissions 2014

09/01/2014  Bread Loaf in Sicily – Contributor App in Poetry,iction, Auditor app in nonfict, poetry, or fiction

09/01/2014  DiverseWorks – Diverse Discourse: Lecture and Studio Visit Series

09/01/2014  Emby Press – The Ghost Papers

09/01/2014  Entangled Publishing – What Happens In Vegas Audition

09/01/2014  Exposed DC – Open Call for Photography, 2014

09/01/2014  Fish Creek Press – Wolf Willow: Fall 2014 Issue

09/01/2014  Fondation Jeanne Sauve – 2015-17 Jeanne Sauve Public Leadership Program

09/01/2014  Fredericksburg Literary Review – Creative Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Poetry

09/01/2014  FreezeRay – Again I Wait For This To Pull Apart, Poetry, Art/Photography/Webcomics

09/01/2014  Gold Line Press – FICTION Chapbook Contest, POETRY Chapbook Contest

09/01/2014  Hippocampus Magazine – 2014 Remember in November Contest ($10)

09/01/2014  International Black Women’s Film Festival – 2014 Regular Deadline

09/01/2014  Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission – CREATIVE ECONOMY PROJECT SUPPORT Application

09/01/2014  Kudzu House – Poetry , Fiction, Flash Fiction, Visual Art (4.3 Winter Solstice)

09/01/2014  Minerva Rising – Literary (except poetry), Poetry, Artwork and Photography

09/01/2014  Mom Egg Review – Creative Prose, Fict, Poetry, Poetry- Theme: Compassionate Action, Visual Art

09/01/2014  New Rivers Press – The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series 2014

09/01/2014  North Carolina Literary Review – 2015 Special Feature Section: Global NC

09/01/2014  Oregon Poetry Association – Contest Submission – non-members, Contest Submission – Members

09/01/2014  phren-Z Online Literary Magazine – The 3rd Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest

09/01/2014  Playa – Visual Artist, Writer, Performing Artist , Scientist/Naturalist/Creative Research – Residencies

09/01/2014  Porkbelly Press – Micro Chapbook Submission

09/01/2014  Portland Review – Poetry, Fict, Flash Fict , Nonfictn, Flash Nonfict , Artwork & Photography

09/01/2014  Queens Museum – Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City

09/01/2014  Radar Poetry – 2014 Coniston Prize

09/01/2014  Really System – Really System Issue 4 (Fall 2014) Submissions

09/01/2014  SkeenaWild Conservation Trust – Short Film , Wild People of the Skeena Photo

09/01/2014  Slippery Elm – Poetry Contest, Prose Contest, General Poetry, General Prose

09/01/2014  So Say We All – Veteran Writers Program – submissions for “Homecoming” anthology

09/01/2014  Spiral Orb – Spiral Orb Nine

09/01/2014  Synecdoche – Visual Art, Fiction/Non Fiction, Poetry

09/01/2014  The Black Warrior Review – Non Fiction Contest, Poetry Contest, Prose Contest , Graphic Prose

09/01/2014  THE COLLAGIST – Fiction, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Creative Audio, Novel Excerpts

09/01/2014  The Examined Life Journal – Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

09/01/2014  The Fourth River – Fiction, Poetry , Creative Nonfiction , Flashs, Artwork/Photography

09/01/2014  The Quotable – Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

09/01/2014  The Red Line – Joy

09/01/2014  Utah Arts & Museums – Exhibition Proposals Rio & Alice Galleries 2015

09/01/2014  West Marin Review – Prose, Fiction and Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose AND Poetry

09/01/2014  Wick Poetry Center – 30th Anniversary Dinner Registration

09/02/2014  NANO Fiction – 2014 NANO Prize

09/02/2014  Witness Magazine – Photo Essay [Theme: Trans/lation]

09/03/2014  Kristell Ink – Novel Submission

Customize the Look and Feel of Your Submittable Site

August 5th, 2014 by

We encourage you to personalize the look and feel of your Submittable site by uploading a header image containing your organization’s name and/or logo and by customizing your site’s colors, font, and button text.

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Guest Post: The Space Between Poems

August 1st, 2014 by

Eons ago, in a graduate workshop at the University of Miami, the late poet Maxine Kumin was explaining a crown of sonnets to us. At the time, the form – seven stanzas of fourteen lines each, linked to each other by repeating lines – sounded impossibly difficult, but nonetheless intriguing, at least to those of us who liked to play with prosody.

What she said next was decidedly disturbing, however. “A friend of mine,” she began, “wrote a crown of sonnets that was so good, he believed he’d never write another poem. He didn’t think he’d have anything left to write about.”

What? Never write more poems? What kind of fatalistic nonsense was that? Our egos were young and healthy, and it seemed at the time we’d never run out of either desire or subjects when it came to crafting poems.

Today, I understand far better what Kumin was trying to tell us. She was referring to the valley that’s on the other side of that exhilarating peak. There’s no getting around it. If you’ve climbed as high as possible, you have no choice but to descend. And the descent will make you anything but delirious with imagery and language, as you were on the way up.

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I call this gnawing absence “the space between poems.” It happens when you’ve expended a huge amount of energy on work you feel is significant in some way. It’s an emptiness that can occur after a single poem or story or essay. Or after a hundred of them. It’s an individual space, and each writer has a unique level of work tolerance before reaching it.

But have no doubt: The space between poems is real, and sooner or later it affects everybody. You can’t avoid it with skill or expertise or even knowing that it’s lying in wait. Poet laureates and college freshmen alike have lived an un-writing life in this purgatorial place.

You might be tempted to call this phenomenon “writer’s block.” Don’t.

While the space can turn into a block if you treat it the wrong way, there’s a fundamental difference between them. Writer’s block, you run away from. You do everything you can in your power to avoid sitting down at the desk, where you’ll fail to pen a word. You drink, you smoke, you go to the gym, you quit the gym. You live in denial and hope for amnesty. You feel guilt and the fuzz of failure start to coat your mind like plaque on teeth.

The space between poems, on the other hand, you run towards, compulsively writing lines and stanzas even when you’re supposed to be doing something else, headlong and ecstatic until your subconscious mind has deleted the impulses that started you on the path. The space between poems, you reach with almost a sense of relief.

You can find plenty of cures and recommendations for writer’s block – go for a walk, do a load of laundry. Psychologists say writer’s block is largely about fear and anxiety, and anything you can do to take the pressure off yourself or re-direct your mind is positive. It’s even better if whatever you do produces results, like walking the dogs. Either way, you may end up with crap. But at least it’s something accountable.

If writer’s block is about fear and anxiety, the space between poems is about rest. Your mind is telling you what you need: Get out in the world, live a little. Find some inspiration.

Like writer’s block, the space between poems can be frustrating. You want to write, or maybe you have to write (for a living), but you can’t. The space, however, is necessary. The space tells you that you’ve tapped the well and drained it dry, and before you can embark on the next project, you must let some storms fill it up again.

The concept of re-investing in your own creative energy is not a new one. I first learned about it as a student at Tufts, in poetry workshops commanded by the late Deborah Digges. “Take time to refill the well,” she’d say before a weekend, or holiday season, or spring break.

Restocking the well isn’t as easy as simply having a good meal or taking a nap. There’s no fish farm of creativity where we can buy some freshly bred ideas for release, growth and recapture. Instead, it’s a drop-by-drop process that can be as slow as writing itself. Nothing short of intentional life experience moves it along.

Is it cheating to, say, go bungee jumping not because you’re an adrenaline junkie but because it might jump-start a piece of writing? I don’t think so. It’s what travel writers do: check out a place and its activities – fishing for piranha in the Amazon, for example – then pen an experiential article about it.

I followed this advice when I was traveling solo as a wine lecturer on a cruise through the Panama Canal. I’d just finished a big project, writing a cookbook for a pair of New York City chefs, on the cruise itself. My lectures weren’t scheduled until the last days at sea. I was bored, and I wanted to write poetry. But I was also burnt out.

So I signed myself up to kayak on a river when we docked in Dominican Republic. I was the only single person on the shore excursion. I didn’t speak to anyone and no one spoke to me. At the end of it, my hands were blistered and my skin had been made into Braille from mosquitos. It wasn’t, to be honest, that much fun.

It was enough. The next day came a solitary lunch of conch fritters and grilled grouper in a restaurant on the island of Grenada. And then, also, came the poems.

 

1-Jen Karetnick headshot-version 3 BIO: Jen Karetnick is a freelance food-travel writer and the Creative Writing Director at Miami Arts Charter School. Her full-length debut, Brie Season, is forthcoming from White Violet Press, and her cookbook, Mango, is currently available for pre-order at University Press of Florida. Jen’s fourth chapbook of poetry, Prayer of Confession, is available from Finishing Line Press.

 

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New Feature: Reference Letter Handling

July 25th, 2014 by

Let’s say your organization has an application form and require that the applicant ask three people to send reference letters for the applicant. Organizations on Premier, Premier Plus, and Enterprise plans can add special Reference Letter fields to the application form. During the application process, the applicant will enter the email address of a reference letter writer into each Reference Letter form field. When the applicant submits the application, Submittable automatically sends a Reference Letter Request email to each reference letter writer. The email contains a link to a simple reference letter submission form where the reference letter writer will enter his or her name and submit a file containing his or her reference letter.

 

How to Add Reference Letter Fields to a Submission Form


1.  Create or Edit a submission form
2.  Select the Form Designer tab

3.  In the Tool Box, click and drag the Reference Letter form element onto the submission form.



4.  In the Reference Letter form field, optionally edit the default Label and Description (top two green arrows). Choose if the applicant is Required to enter an email address of a reference, and choose whether you want the reference letter to be Blind (i.e. hidden from reviewers). 

5.  Add additional Reference Letter fields if desired.
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Writing, Art, Photo, Design & Film Submission Calls

July 21st, 2014 by

 

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07/21/2014  The Gambler Mag – Feeling Lucky?

07/21/2014  UPPERCASE publishing inc – Calligraphy Auditions

07/21/2014  Women Unified in Consciousness – Anthology Submission

07/22/2014  UAW-LUPA Contests – Print Contest

07/23/2014  Contemporary Verse 2 – General Submissions

07/23/2014  Drunk Monkeys – Short Fiction Contest, The Drunk Monkeys Anthology – FICTION, POETRY

07/23/2014  HRDCVR – #HRDCVR WRITING and RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (deadline July 23)

07/23/2014  Quiet Lightning – Quiet Lightning @ Litquake, Quiet Lightning + the 2014 National Poetry Slam

07/24/2014  Knight Green Line Challenge – Knight Green Line Challenge

07/25/2014  Driftwood Press – July Contest – Choose Our Contest!

07/25/2014  Drunken Boat – Poetry Book Contest

07/25/2014  Souvenir Lit Journal – Prose

07/26/2014  Writing Maps – July Writing Contest: The Big Gay Writing Map

07/27/2014  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – Art Call – 4th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition

07/28/2014  ARTSPACE – Annual Call For Submissions

07/28/2014  Nat. Brut – SALE! Submissions

07/28/2014  Norman Arts Council – Norman Public Arts Board Downtown Sculpture Project RFP

07/28/2014  The Canary Press – Formerly known as the Genre Issue

07/30/2014  Ghost Proposal – Submissions

07/30/2014  Quiet Lightning – Quiet Lightning @ Litquake, Quiet Lightning + the 2014 National Poetry Slam

07/30/2014  UGA Press – Loraine Williams Horizon Award: Manuscripts in GA History, Culture, and Letters

07/31/2014  94 Creations – Fiction , Creative Nonfiction, Drama, Poetry

07/31/2014  A cappella Zoo – Fiction, Poetry, Poetry (plain text), Drama

07/31/2014  Ambit Magazine – Ambit 2014 Poetry Competition – Under the Influence

07/31/2014  Anomalous Press – Text

07/31/2014  Arts and Letters – PRIME Poetry Prize

07/31/2014  Augury Books – Poetry, Prose Manuscript Submission

07/31/2014  Big Burns Supper – Emerging Artists Programme – Big Burns Supper 2015

07/31/2014  Black Lawrence Press – Chapbook Consultations

07/31/2014  Blotterature Literary Magazine – 50 Words for $50 Contest

07/31/2014  Buttontapper Press – Sexy Shorts

07/31/2014  Cambridge Writers’ Workshop – CREDO: Anthology of Manifestos & Sourcebook for Cr Writing

07/31/2014  Chicago Literati – Wanderlust

07/31/2014  Cisco Writers Club – Articles, Books, Poetry, Short Stories

07/31/2014  Crazyhorse – Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest

07/31/2014  ellipsis… literature & art – Staff

07/31/2014  ExFic – Fiction, Poetry

07/31/2014  Fugue -Fiction,  Hybrid,  Nonfiction, Poetry

07/31/2014  Grift Magazine – Short Fiction

07/31/2014  Haunted Waters Press – The Tip Jar: Expedited Decision From the Depths & Penny Fiction

07/31/2014  HearSay International Audio Arts Festival – HearSay International Audio Prize 2014

07/31/2014  Jaggery – Fiction, Art, Essays, Poetry, Reviews

07/31/2014  Kalyani Magazine – “Geeking Out” Submissions

07/31/2014  Lighthouse Writers Workshop – Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship 2014-2015

07/31/2014  mixer publishing (post genre) – 2013-14 Contest: Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Popular Genre

07/31/2014  Neutrons Protons – VACATION

07/31/2014  Newtown Literary – Issue #5—Themed Issue—Speculative Poetry, Speculative Fiction

07/31/2014  Press 53 – 2015 Press 53 Award for Poetry

07/31/2014  Psychopomp Magazine – Open Fiction Submission

07/31/2014  Publishing Genius – Chris Toll Memorial Writing Prize

07/31/2014  Red Dragonfly Press – David Martinson Meadowhawk Prize,  Emergence Chapbook Series

07/31/2014  Sarabande Books – The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

07/31/2014  Seizure – Bouts Rimés, Swear Jar, Epistles at Dawn

07/31/2014  Sheltered: an art benefit for animals at risk – 1. Exhibition

07/31/2014  shufPoetry – shufPoetry Annual Poetry Prize Submissions

07/31/2014  SmokeLong Quarterly – Brattleboro Literary Festival Flash Fiction Contest

07/31/2014  Spaceworks – Spaceworks Willamsburgh Library Studio Rental Lottery Entry Form

07/31/2014  Spectare Creative – Indie Ladies Comic Anthology Submission 2014

07/31/2014  Swarm – Poetry, Fiction

07/31/2014  The Ash & Ashford Humanities Review – Essays: Ashford Humanities Review

07/31/2014  The Lit Pub – Submit Your Poetry Manuscript Here!

07/31/2014  The Molotov Cocktail – Flash Monster Contest

07/31/2014  The Seattle Review – Poetry Chapbook Competition

07/31/2014  Trio House Press – Open Submissions Period

07/31/2014  What Books Press – Prose

07/31/2014  Word Riot Inc. – 2014 Paula Anderson Book Award

07/31/2014  Word Works Sdn Bhd – Readings from Readings 3: The 10th Anniversary Edition

08/01/2014  AKA Literary LLC – Like A Virgin Contest – #LV14

08/01/2014  Artspace New Haven – CWOS 2014 Curator Tours

08/01/2014  Ayn Rand Institute – ARI’s Junior Fellows Program

08/01/2014  Bird’s Thumb – Poetry, Fiction, Essay

08/01/2014  Blue Earth Review – Flash Fiction Contest

08/01/2014  Boldface Writer’s Conference – 2014 Robertson Prize Contest Announcement

08/01/2014  Cobalt – 2014 Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize, 2014 Frank McCourt Creative Nonfiction Prize etc

08/01/2014  CWC-Peninsula – Fault Zone 2014 Short Story Contest – NON-MEMBERS

08/01/2014  Drunk Monkeys – Short Fiction Contest, Anthology – FICTION, Anthology POETRY

08/01/2014  Emby Press – Occult Detective Monster Hunter A GRIMOIRE OF ELDRITCH INQUESTS

08/01/2014  Gigantic Sequins – Poetry Contest, Flash Fiction Contest

08/01/2014  InSpiritry – Hunger for Peace

08/01/2014  Kenning Journal – Submission Guidelines

08/01/2014  Lunch Ticket – Amuse-Bouche

08/01/2014  Northwest Film Center – Fresh Film Northwest Youth Film Festival (2014)

08/01/2014  Nude Bruce Review – Fiction (Summer 2014), Poetry (Summer 2014)

08/01/2014  Painted Bride Quarterly – Issue 90: Technology/Prose, Technology/ Fiction, Technology/ Poetry

08/01/2014  Petrichor Review – Art, Poetry, Flash Fict & Vignettes, Short Fict, Long Fict, Cr Non-Fict, Comics

08/01/2014  Prairie Schooner – Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

08/01/2014  Profane – Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry

08/01/2014  Room – Annual Contest (Canadian entries), Annual Contest (International entries)

08/01/2014  Sage Hill Press – Railtown Almanac

08/01/2014  Skin to Skin – POETRY, PROSE/ESSAYS/FICT/NON-FICT, ILLUSTRATIONS/ART/PHOTOS

08/01/2014  Skydeer Helpking – Issue 2 Submissions

08/01/2014  Slice Literary – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

08/01/2014  Stoneboat – Comics/Graphic Fict/Gr Nonfict, Poetry, Fict, Nonfict, Black & white art, Photo Essay

08/01/2014  StoryQuarterly – 2014 StoryQuarterly Essay Prize

08/01/2014  Storyscape Journal – Prose, Poetry

08/01/2014  The Black Warrior Review – Fiction (Prose) General Submission

08/01/2014  The Poetry Society – Poetry News – Poetry Society Members’ Poems competition

08/01/2014  The Wayfarer – New England Focused Issue (Autumn Issue)

08/01/2014  Tulsa Artists’ Coalition – Tulsa Artists’ Coalition’s 26th Annual Members’ Show

08/01/2014  Tupelo Press – July Open Reading Period 2014

08/01/2014  Virginia Quarterly Review – Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Poetry

08/01/2014  Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature – Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

08/02/2014  International Black Women’s Film Festival – 2014 Earlybird Deadline

08/03/2014  Banango Street – Special Issue: Women’s Issue

08/03/2014  UNM Honors College – Course Proposal Form – Spring 2015

08/04/2014  Fairmount Cultural Corridor – ExpressingBoston Public Art Fellowship – 2014

08/04/2014  MTSU Todd Art Gallery – 2014 MTSU Art Alumni Exhibit

08/04/2014  Ricepaper Magazine – Call for submissions: Activism issue

 

New Feature: Editors and administrators can now make submissions ‘editable’

July 16th, 2014 by

Organizations can select submissions from their Submissions List and open them up for editing by the submitter.

This feature benefits both the organization and the submitter. It lessens staff workload by allowing submitters to add, replace, or delete files attached to a submission and to edit their submission form field entries.
For example, an organization can ask the submitter to make specific edits to a manuscript. The submitter can replace or add a new manuscript version to his or her existing submission. Or, when a submitter makes a mistake in a submission, the submitter can request that the organization open the submission for editing.

How to Open a Submission for Editing 

Select one or more submissions in your list.
Click the Open Editing button  located at the top of the list. A dialog box will appear.
Select a Response Template to populate the email message sent to the submitter, or type a message.
Choose the From email address for the message and optionally add an Internal Note. Complete the process by clicking the blue MARK AS EDITABLE and Send Response button at the bottom of the form. The editable submission row will be highlighted in blue and submission Status changed to Editable.
The submitter receives a notification email and is directed to their interface for editing the submission (below). The Edit button for each form field is on the right hand side of the screen.    

When the submitter is finished making edits, they will click the Mark as Done and Close to Editing button. The organization will see the submission row no longer highlighted in blue and submission Status changed from Editable to In Progress.

Find Submissions Open for Editing 

Open the Search Filters panel by clicking the Show Search Filters button located at the top of the submission list. Select Editable from the Status dropdown list and click the orange Filter Results button (hidden in the picture below under the dropdown list).

Close a Submission for Editing 

To close a submission for editing prior to the Submitter marking the submission Done and Closed to Editing, open the submission from the submission list to view the submission detail screen. Click on the submission status (Editable) in the upper right corner of the screen and select Close Editing. Choosing any other option (Accept, Decline, Mark Completed, Withdraw) will also close the submission for editing.

Have a question or concern? Contact support@submittable.com or call (855) 467-8264 ext 2.

Guest Post: Are There Too Many Literary Magazines?

July 11th, 2014 by

On first glance, asking if there are too many literary magazines might seem akin to asking if there are too many writers or even too many readers. According to Duotrope, there are almost 5000 current markets for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction submissions. With all of these literary magazines out there, one has to wonder when enough is enough.

Are there too many literary magazines?

Whenever the door is opened for more participants, there is the potential for the quality of participation to go down. Take the sport of running as an example. Over the past few decades, there has unquestionably been a boom in participation. The number of runners is at an all-time high, as is the number of races. During this period, the average marathon time has slowed down substantially, even though the best runners are now faster than ever. Is the world getting slower, or are there simply more slow runners skewing the data? The numbers seem to suggest the latter.

Some might argue the same is happening to writers and publication. There are currently more publishing opportunities than ever. Between self-publishing and an endless offering of lit mags, anyone can lay claim to being a published writer these days.

Is the influx of writers a good thing for the literary community?

Unfortunately, much of what is “published” today just isn’t good. I’m not talking about genres I don’t like. I’m talking about work that is poorly written, poorly edited, and otherwise unfit for publication. Of course, some might ask who I am to judge what good literature is. After all, it’s all subjective. Was Faulkner really a better writer than Nicholas Sparks?

Naturally, there are actual distinctions between good writing and bad writing. Structure, diction, command of language, ability to develop a compelling narrative, etc. These are real things, and some people are better at them than others. I won’t definitively claim that Faulkner was any better than Sparks. They have different audiences, and there’s room for both of them as writers. Does that mean there’s room for The Rinky Dink Review next to The New Yorker?

When reading some of these “lesser” publications, you certainly don’t get the same feeling you do from reading a piece in The New Yorker or Tin House. Even if these particular publications aren’t your cup of tea, there’s no denying that the work they publish is technically proficient. Sure, maybe you prefer to read a poorly edited magazine run by a friend who was kind enough to publish your story. It’s not much different than the fact that people choose to listen to Nickelback instead of Beethoven.

Is it really a bad thing to have this “less” proficient work out there, especially in a form publicly available for free? I’m not talking about the self-published market where people are just testing the waters to see if they can earn a living as a writer. I’m talking about the “real” publications with an editorial process.

Let’s go back to running for a second. Is the sport worse off because of increased participation (and the subsequent slowdown of the average)? There certainly are some runners–mostly sub-elites who spend their days exaggerating their accomplishments on the “world famous” Letsrun message boards. However, you don’t often hear real professionals complaining that too many people are running these days.

Sports–running in particular–and writing is more than an apt comparison. Both have become activities that anyone and everyone can do. Or, perhaps I should say everyone thinks they can do. In a recent Nike ad, the shoe and apparel giant said, “This is not about lowering expectations. It is about raising them for every last one of us. Because greatness is not in one special place and it is not in one special person. Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.

Having more literary magazines isn’t about lowering the expectations of writers. It’s about giving more people a voice. In recent years, I’ve read pieces in small online lit mags that could run circles around anything The New Yorker has published. While it’s certainly an accomplishment to be published by one of those big names, not getting published by them doesn’t make a writer a failure. The real success in writing lies in improving your craft throughout your career. Unlike running, where we are going to slow down as we age, we don’t have to get worse at writing.

There is no limit to how good we can become as writers. No one has reached the pinnacle of writing, and no publication has set a bar so high that no writer could conceivably reach it. We need these lit mags, not because they give us more places to publish our stuff, but because they give us more reason to create and more opportunity to read that which others have created. There may be plenty of inferior publications out there, but the literary community is stronger than ever today because of the many opportunities made available by the lit mag boom.

 

Nathaniel TowerBIO: Nathaniel Tower is the managing and founding editor of Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine and Press. His short fiction has appeared in over 200 online and print publications. In 2014, Martian Lit released his first short story collection, Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands. He is a former high school English teacher and the former world record holder for the fastest mile running backwards while juggling. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. Visit him at nathanieltower.wordpress.com.

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Submission Opportunities

July 8th, 2014 by

07/08/2014  Artist Inc Live in Argenta – Artist INC. Live in Argenta 2014

07/08/2014  Crab Orchard Series in Poetry – Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

07/08/2014  M Literary Residency – Guidelines and Application Procedures

07/08/2014  Montpelier Alive – Art Walk August 2014

07/08/2014  NPN/VAN – Live & On Stage Performances 2014 – Artist Info

07/08/2014  PRX – PRX’s Second Ear

07/09/2014  ELJ Publications – The We Will Plan Big Things Prize

07/09/2014  The Circus Book – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

07/10/2014  Bartleby Snopes – Photographs and artwork for 12th Issue

07/10/2014  Blank Fiction Literary Magazine – Surreal Fiction

07/10/2014  Matrix Magazine – Lit POP 2014 Poetry, Lit POP 2014 Fiction

07/10/2014  The Society of Arts and Crafts – 2104 John D. Mineck Fellowship

07/10/2014  Third Coast International Audio Festival -Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

07/10/2014  Women Unified in Consciousness – WUC Literary Magazine Contributors , Anthology

07/11/2014  Bird’s Thumb – Summer Flash Issue

07/11/2014  Clear Water Press – 2014 OYAN Summer Workshop Registration – Step 1

07/11/2014  Houston Bay Area RWA – Judge a Book By Its Cover 2014

07/11/2014  New Rivers Press – American Fiction Short Story Award 2014

07/11/2014  Pagan Writers Press – Flash Fiction Anthologies (Paid)

07/11/2014  Queens Museum – 2014 Open Call for the Queens Museum Studio Program

07/12/2014  FishFood & LavaJuice – Toxic Compatibility (Issue II)

07/13/2014  South Asian Journalists Association - Multiple opportunities

07/14/2014  FW Business Assistance Center – Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

07/14/2014  The Mark Twain House & Museum – Writing Contest: The Guidelines

07/14/2014  The New Guard –  Machigonne Fiction Contest , Knightville Poetry Contest

07/15/2014  Agave Magazine – ART, LITERATURE, PHOTOGRAPHY

07/15/2014  Catamaran Literary Reader – Conference

07/15/2014  Chesapeake Writers’ Conference – 2014 Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

07/15/2014  Constellations – Poetry, Art and Photography, Fiction

07/15/2014  Desi Writers’ Lounge/Papercuts – DWL Short Story Competition 2014

07/15/2014  Dunes Review – Poetry, Prose

07/15/2014  Epigraph Magazine – Poetry (Issue Seven)

07/15/2014  Fairy Tale Review – Contest – Poetry, Contest – Prose

07/15/2014  FAR ENOUGH EAST – FICTION, POETRY, CREATIVE NON-FICTION

07/15/2014  Gigantic – Penny-a-Word Contest

07/15/2014  Gigantic Sequins – Poetry Contest, Flash Fiction Contest

07/15/2014  Houston Poetry Fest – Juried Poet Submissions

07/15/2014  Last Best Fest Juried Art Exhibit & Sale – Last Best Fest Juried Art Exhibition & Sale

07/15/2014  Pea River Journal – creative nonfict, poetry, art, fiction for Fall 2014: the Burden of Home

07/15/2014  Pure Coincidence Magazine – Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Six Word Stories, 2D Art

07/15/2014  Rattle – 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize Contest Entry

07/15/2014  Room – Annual Contest

07/15/2014  SAND Journal – Poetry, Prose, Visual Art

07/15/2014  Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival – Film Submission – Early Deadline

07/15/2014  Southern Documentary Fund – Fiscal Sponsorship Application

07/15/2014  Story – Monsters [Issue 2]

07/15/2014  Tethered by Letters – Fall Poetry Contest, Fall Flash Fiction Contest

07/15/2014  Texas Review Press – 2014 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

07/15/2014  THE COLLAGIST – 2014 Chapbook Contest: $15 Option, 2014 Chapbook Contest: $20 Option

07/15/2014  The Fabric Workshop and Museum – College & Post Graduate Apprentice Training Program

07/15/2014  The Unstoppable Woman Conference 2014 – The Unstoppable Woman 2014 Awards

07/15/2014  Word Riot Inc. – 2014 Paula Anderson Book Award

07/16/2014  Mash Stories – Mash Stories Competition #3

07/17/2014  Katonah Museum Artists’ Association – Juried Art Exhibition

07/17/2014  The Pinch Journal – Audio Submissions for Online Contest

07/18/2014  Art Centro (Mid-Hudson Heritage Center) – Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition

07/18/2014  Big Burns Supper – Lanterns for Burns Night Carnival – Community Groups Registration

07/18/2014  HRDCVR – #HRDCVR SOCIAL MEDIA FELLOWSHIP [July 18 deadline]

07/18/2014  NCAA – 2014 Student-Athlete Summer Submissions

07/18/2014  Norman Firehouse Art Center – Midsummer Nights’ Fair: Food Vendor Application

07/18/2014  North America Congress for Conservation Biology – Presentation Upload for Room GBB 106

07/20/2014  Haunted Waters Press – From the Depths: Fall 2014, The Tip Jar: Expedited Decision

07/20/2014  The Contemporary Photobook – The Contemporary Photobook: New Perspectives in Publishing

07/21/2014  The Gambler Mag – Feeling Lucky?

07/21/2014  UPPERCASE publishing inc – Calligraphy Auditions

07/21/2014  Women Unified in Consciousness – WUC Literary Magazine Contributors , Anthology Submission

07/22/2014  UAW-LUPA Contests – Print Contest

Artist, Filmmaker, Journalism & Author Deadlines

June 25th, 2014 by

06/25/2014  Cambridge Writers’ Workshop - CREDO: An Anthology, Annual Summer Yoga & Writing Retreat

06/25/2014  Drunken Boat – Poetry Book Contest

06/25/2014  Ruminate Magazine – Readers Ruminate

06/27/2014  AndNow – &NOW AWARDS 3: Accepted Pieces: Contracts, Files, Bios

06/27/2014  Hartskill Review – Essays on Poetry and Poetics

06/27/2014  Hurston Wright Foundation – Hurston Wright Teen Writing Workshops

06/27/2014  One Throne Magazine – Joust: 24h Writing Contest

06/27/2014  Peninsula Pulse Presents The Hal Prize – Photography, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry

06/27/2014  Southern Exposure – Southern Exposure Off Site Graue Award

06/27/2014  St. Lawrence County Arts Council – Art Market | Potsdam Summer Festival

06/27/2014  Utah Arts & Museums – 2014 Utah Original Writing Competition, DesignArts Utah ’14

06/28/2014  Writing Maps – June Writing Contest: The Notebooks

06/29/2014  Washington Project for the Arts – fourFORTY

06/30/2014  1913 Press – 1913 Prize for First Books: May & June 2014!

06/30/2014  49 Writers, Inc. – Anchorage Remembers

06/30/2014  Apeiron Review – Poetry, Fiction, Non Fiction, Photography

06/30/2014  Augsburg College MFA – Howling Bird Poetry Prize Call for Submissions

06/30/2014  Bauhan Publishing – 2014 May Sarton NH Poetry Prize

06/30/2014  Black Lawrence Press - The St. Lawrence Book Award – Poetry, Fiction,  Bio & Cult Studies etc

06/30/2014  Black Ocean – Manuscript Submissions

06/30/2014  Blotterature Literary Magazine – 50 Words for $50 Contest

06/30/2014  Blue Lyra Press LLC – The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize, Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize

06/30/2014  BorderSensesForWord Teen Chapbook, Fiction Contest, Art and Photography, Book Rev etc

06/30/2014  Brighthorse Books – The Brighthorse Prize in the Novel, The Brighthorse Prize in Short Fiction

06/30/2014  Busybird Publishing – Page Seventeen – Short Story & Poetry, Cover Competition

06/30/2014  Caribbean Intransit – Submit an ESSAY (Issue 5)

06/30/2014  Cobalt – 2014 Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize (Guest Judge: Stewart O’Nan)

06/30/2014  CONSEQUENCE magazine – GLASS HOUSE SHELTER CONTEST

06/30/2014  Council for the Advancement of Science Writing – Award for Young Science Journalists

06/30/2014  Court Green – Poetry

06/30/2014  Dikembe Press – Dikembe Press Open Reading Period

06/30/2014  Dzanc Books – Dzanc Non-Fiction Prize

06/30/2014  ExFic – Fiction, Poetry

06/30/2014  Fiction Attic Press – Flash in the Attic Contest (#3)

06/30/2014  Four Ties Lit Review – Art, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry

06/30/2014  Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics – Essays

06/30/2014  Gertrude Press – Prose Contest

06/30/2014  Hammer Nutrition – Hammer Nutrition Photo Contest

06/30/2014  Houston Poetry Fest – Juried Poet Submissions

06/30/2014  Hugo House – Hugo House Now Hiring, Scribes & Spoken Word Camp Summer Intern

06/30/2014  Iris Brown Lit Mag – Short Fiction, Creative Nonfiction , Poetry, Art

06/30/2014  Iron Horse Literary Review – Back Issue of the Month: Father’s Day, 13.3

06/30/2014  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – 4th Annual Experimental “Seascapes” Category

06/30/2014  Literary Juice – FLASH FICTION CONTEST – 2014

06/30/2014  Louisiana Literature – Mississippi River Poetry Anthology

06/30/2014  Mid-America Arts Alliance – Artist INC Live Austin, Artist INC Live Omaha

06/30/2014  MIEL and 111O - MIEL 2014 reading period: chapbooks (prose & poetry), microseries only

06/30/2014  page seventeen general submissions – page seventeen

06/30/2014  Proximity Magazine – Issue Four: Wilderness

06/30/2014  Publishing Genius – Book Submissions

06/30/2014  Quiddity – Linda Hodge Bromberg Award for Prose Poetry Contest

06/30/2014  Radar Poetry – Poetry

06/30/2014  Red Hen Press – Red Hen Press Short Story Award

06/30/2014  Requited Journal – FREE submissions for the month of June (2014)

06/30/2014  Rewiring History – Poetry

06/30/2014  Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival – RMWFF November Festival – Feature Length, Shorts

06/30/2014  Shire Reckoning Publishing House – Best Young Writers Contest 2014

06/30/2014  Sink Review – Sink Review is open for submissions from 06/01-06/30

06/30/2014  South Asian Journalists Association - Multiple submission categories

06/30/2014  Spectare Creative – Indie Comics Quarterly Volume 2

06/30/2014  Stealth Fiction – Daylight Dims Anthology Vol. 2

06/30/2014  The Burnside Review – Poetry Chapbooks

06/30/2014  The Drum Literary Magazine – Short Fiction, Essays, Poetry

06/30/2014  The Found Poetry Review – Found Poetry Review Volume 8

06/30/2014  The Lit Pub – Submit Your Prose Manuscript Here!

06/30/2014  The Northridge Review – ART

06/30/2014  TL Publishing Group – 3rd Annual Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest

06/30/2014  Tokyo International Photography Festival – Tokyo International Photography Competition

06/30/2014  University of North Texas Press – 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

06/30/2014  West Trestle Review – Poetry

06/30/2014  Whispering Prairie Press – 3-for-all WP Press Contest

06/30/2014  Wisdom Crieth Without – Short Fiction/Serial Subs for Sept/Oct, Poetry Subs for Oct

06/30/2014  Word Riot Inc. – Travel Grant Applications – Q2 2014

06/30/2014  Writers Alliance of Gainesville - Poetry, FICT, NONFICT/CREATIVE NONFICTION contests

07/01/2014  American Literary Translators Association – ALTA Travel Fellowships

07/01/2014  Angoor Press LLC – Poetry, Fiction

07/01/2014  Arts Council of the Valley – CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS — Valley Mall Mural Project!

07/01/2014  Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Early Submission

07/01/2014  December - Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Submissions

07/01/2014  Haute Dish – Poetry , Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Visual Art submissions

07/01/2014  High Desert Journal – 2014 Obsidian Prize for Fiction

07/01/2014  Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts – Short Fiction Prize, Katherine Paterson Prize

07/01/2014  Litro Magazine – “My Biggest Secret” Flash Fiction Competition

07/01/2014  Matrix Magazine – Lit POP 2014 Poetry, Lit POP 2014 Fiction

07/01/2014  Parlor Press – New Measure Poetry Prize / Free Verse Editions

07/01/2014  Spark Writing Contest – Poetry, Prose

07/01/2014  Split Rock Review – POETRY, CREATIVE NON-FICT, GRAPHIC NARRATIVES, SHORT FICT

07/01/2014  Spry – ABC’s of Writing (for beginners)

07/01/2014  Sugared Water – Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Comics & Sequential Art

07/01/2014  Sundog Lit - Letters frm the Road Issue: Art & Photo,Creative Nonfict,First-Per Fict,Prose, Poem

07/01/2014  The Altar Collective – VOLUME V: Lullaby (A Short Story Anthology)

07/01/2014  The Mark Twain House & Museum – Writing Contest: The Guidelines

07/01/2014  The Missing Slate – New Voices Fiction Writing Competition 2014

07/01/2014  The Red Line – Faith

07/01/2014  Traverse Theatre – Autumn 2014 – Visiting Company Submissions

07/01/2014  ugly duckling presse – First Chapbook Manuscripts

07/01/2014  Women Unified in Consciousness – Anthology Submission

07/02/2014  Map Literary – Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize

07/02/2014  New Canadian Noir – The Exile Book of New Canadian Noir

07/02/2014  Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine – Half-Flashed Fiction Contest

07/03/2014  Clark College Phoenix – Poetry

07/04/2014  M Literary Residency – Guidelines and Application

07/04/2014  The Camargo Foundation – Camargo LabexMed Residency Program

07/06/2014  Chesapeake Writers’ Conference -SMCM Undergraduates Scholarship Application

07/07/2014  Artist Inc Live in Argenta – Artist INC. Live in Argenta 2014

07/07/2014  Hospitalfield Arts – Hospitalfield Graduate Residency Programme, 6 – 24 October 2014

07/07/2014  Press Street – 2ND ANNUAL TRUE COLORS LGBTQ ART EXHIBITION

07/07/2014  Queens Museum – 2014 Open Call for the Queens Museum Studio Program

07/08/2014  Crab Orchard Series in Poetry – First Book Award

07/08/2014  Open Society Documentary Photography Project – Project Development , Project Implementation

07/09/2014  The Circus Book – Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction