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Call for Submissions! Due December 3

Violet Margin is looking for the work of undergraduate writers to be published in the next issue of our literary journal.

They accept poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and worksof visual art and photography from undergraduate students in the nation.

Violet Margin wants to be a creative outlet for students which highlights the diversity, adversity, and absurdity we all experience every day.

They accept works from writers of all levels and backgrounds. At Violet Margin, they know that everyone has a voice—this is a chance to let it be heard.

Submissions open: October 11, 2021

Fall deadline: December 3, 2021

For information on submitting and guidelines see violetmargin.org

For more information, contact violetmargin@uis.edu

Call for Submissions: A True, Personal Story by May 17th

True Stories En Vivo invites storytellers to submit a true personal story that centers on the following themes:

  • A time when you realized you’re “living in the hyphen” (between two worlds).
  • A time when you were overcome with a feeling of acceptance or belonging.
  • A time when you stepped into an identity you didn’t always embrace.

The Nasiona is teaming up with Tamarindo to consider entries for publication in our respective online platforms and podcasts. They are looking for true stories between 700-1200 words.

Four top storytellers will also be chosen to perform their true stories before a live audience via Zoom at “True Stories En Vivo” on June 10, 2021, at 5:00 pm PT, co-hosted by both Tamarindo (Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez) and The Nasiona (Julián Esteban Torres López).  Register here if you want to attend the free virtual event.

True Stories En Vivo will feature special guest storyteller Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Guatelombian (Guatemalan-Colombian) American poet and screenwriter.

They especially encourage stories from folks that relate to one or more of these identities: Latina/e/o/x, BIPOC, being mixed-race, LGBTQIAA+, from an immigrant family or diaspora community, folks with chronic conditions, and/or disabled folks. Tell us how you connect to any of these experiences, if at all.

Rules for Submissions

  • Work must be original. We accept unpublished or previously published work for this series.
  • Submit up to two stories.
  • Ensure your piece is in .doc or .docx format.

Contact

Find out more at their website here

Backwaters Prize in Poetry is OPEN until May 1st

The winner will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and the honorable mention will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Both winners will be awarded the publication of their book by the University of Nebraska Press under its imprint, The Backwaters Press. The judge for the 2021 contest is Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas. 

Please see their website for more information. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via Submittable.

Deadline is May 1. 

Call for Submissions!

The University of West Alabama is currently the publication of the 27th volume of its literary journal, The Sucarnochee Review. The journal is a national creative writing undergraduate journal that accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They are currently accepting submissions publication, and their submissions guidelines and other information can be found on their website.