In her poem “Poet’s Work,” Lorine Niedecker said that there was “no lay off from this condensery.” We’re looking for poems that demonstrate the fruit of such labor: strange, profound, weird, and memorable language condensed into 140 characters or less (including title and author’s first initial + last name; previously unpublished work only, please). http://www.cellpoems.org/submit
Liminal Stories is seeking poetry and fiction. Payment is 6 cents per word for fiction and $50 / poem for poetry. Reading period is June 1 through June 30.
Sequestrum is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions until the end of June for our Summer ’16 Issue. Deadline: June 30, 2016. General Guidelines: Fiction and Nonfiction under 12,000 words; Poetry under 35 lines (up to four poems per submissions). No theme restrictions.
Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers
The Short Story Award for New Writers is open from May 15 – July 15, 2016, and will award $2000 to the winner — the best piece of fiction by an emerging writer. Second and third place prizes will be $200 and $100, respectively, and all three stories will earn publication on the site and agency review by Amy Williams of The Williams Agency, Victoria Marini by GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS and Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in New York.
Proximity Issue 12 INSIDE / OUT
We are excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Proximity Personal Essay Prize (Judge: Paul Lisicky) and the 2016 Proximity Narrative Journalism Prize (Judge: Bronwen Dickey). Deadline: August 1, 2016. Proximity seeks a strong sense of place, so keep that in mind as you send us your essays, images, reportage, and multimedia around the theme INSIDE | OUT.
WTAW Press Opens for Full-length Prose Manuscripts
WTAW (Why There Are Words) Press, an independent publisher of literary books, seeks full-length books of prose for publication in2017. Building on the tradition of our award-winning reading series, Why There Are Words, we will publish voices that need to be heard, and welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. Send your best literary fiction and non-fiction. We will do all we can to bring our books to the attention of the readers they deserve. The current submission period runs June 15 through September 15, 2016. There is a $28 fee.
The national undergraduate literary journal at Utah State University is seeking provocative, resonant, polished pieces of undergraduate work for its debut issue to be published in spring 2016. We accept all original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. All students currently enrolled as undergraduates at two- and four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit! Deadline: October 3, 2016