Monday, October 28, 2013

call for submissions: josephine quarterly

Josephine Quarterly Wants to Read Your Poems

Online submission deadline: Rolling
Josephine Quarterly is accepting poems on a rolling basis. Founded and edited by Komal Mathew and Jenny Sadre-Orafai, the online literary journal is interested in work from both established and new voices. Please submit up to five poems of any length via Submittable. Acceptable file formats for poetry submissions include .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. We will only consider one submission at a time. Our response time is 7-10 weeks.

Monday, October 21, 2013

on editing a poetry manuscript

helpful articles:

On Making the Poetry Manuscript | Jeffrey Levine

Thinking Like an Editor |

Notes from the Slushpile | Traci Brimhall

Rome Area Writers student membership

Rome Area Writers is now offering a student membership for $10. Although anyone may attend their meetings, being a member has certain benefits, including discounted event tickets and automatic publication in the Lavender Mountain Anthology, the RAW publication. For more information, check out

Friday, October 11, 2013

Loose Change Magazine Writing Contest

Loose Change magazine invites emerging and established writers from Atlanta and beyond to submit their work to our first writing contest series, sponsored by Power2Give and The City of Atlanta. Please read below for contest details before submitting.

- All submissions will be judged by two guest editors per genre, as well as Loose Change staff.
- Poetry contest entries must be submitted by August 15 (which is also the Fall issue submission deadline).
- Prose contest entries must be submitted by November 15 (Winter issue deadline).
- All entries must be submitted online via our website submission form.
- All applicable works submitted during the contest period will be considered contest entries. Loose Change magazine will continue its rolling submissions policy during this time (for instance, any poetry submitted during the prose contest cycle will be considered for a subsequent issue of the magazine).
- All submission guidelines apply.
- No previously published or simultaneous submissions will be eligible to win.
- Contest winners will be notified by email prior to the publication of the contest issues.
- All prize money will be awarded by check by December 31, 2013.

- Three prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be awarded across each of the genres of Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction.
- Contest winners will be awarded cash prizes of $125 (1st Place), $75 (2nd Place), and $50 (3rd Place).
- All winners will be featured in Loose Change magazine’s Best Of anthology, to be printed in Spring 2014.
- The winners of the Poetry contest will be published and featured in Loose Change magazine’s Fall 2013 Poetry Issue.
- Fiction and Non-Fiction contest winners will be published and featured in the Winter Prose Issue (publishing mid-December 2013).
Please contact our managing editor at with any contest-related questions.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Free Poetry Contest!

5th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Deadline to Enter: January 31, 2014
First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75
Complete guidelines:
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (but only peaceful solitude, not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.
Please do not enter more than three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.
Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2014.
Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Please be sure to include the author's name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest.
Winners will be announced no later than April 30, 2014, on the Spirit First website: Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website and the Spirit First blog, and in the Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems).
How to submit:
By email:
By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access):
Spirit First Poetry Contest
PO Box 8076
Langley Park, MD 20787
We look forward to reading your poems!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Agnes Scott Writers Festival

The English Department at Agnes Scott College invites you to participate in the 43rd annual Writers' Festival.

$500 first prize in each genre:

fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama

Submission deadline: Dec. 4, 2013

Judges: Nick Flynn, Terrance Hayes and Louisa Hill ’09

The Writers’ Festival competition is open to anyone currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in a college or university in the state of Georgia. Finalists will appear in the festival magazine and will be invited to campus to participate in workshops by the visiting writers on March 28, 2014.

Each entrant may submit up to five poems (up to 100 lines each), two stories (up to 5,000 words each), two essays (up to 5,000 words each) and two plays (up to 30 pages).

Submit entries electronically as Microsoft Word-compatible documents to Nicole Stamant. Documents should be in standard format 12-point Times New Roman font. Author’s name should not appear in attachments. In the email, include the author’s name, address, phone number, school, categories entered and titles of all works in each category. Finalists will be notified by email in January.

For more information and full contest rules, click here.

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Anthology Call for Fiction Submissions

The After Coetzee Project Call for Submissions

Email submission deadline: December 1, 2013
The After Coetzee Project, a print anthology, seeks short fiction (of up to twenty-five pages) that centers the nonhuman animal subject(s). The submission period is open and ends December 1, 2013. For guidelines, please see

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Call for Submissions: Stone Voices

Stone Voices Seeks Writing About Art and Spirituality

Submission deadline: Year-round
Stone Voices seeks articles, essays, fiction, and poetry that relate to its focus on the connections between art and spirituality. Submissions may be about particular artists, art genres, the idea of art, the making of art, being an artist, creativity, inspiration, etc. Next review periods are November 2013 and February 2014. Visit website for submission guidelines:
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