Call for Submissions: Sonora Review

Sonora Review is still open to contest and non-contest submissions for Issue 77 until November 15th!

Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. They are among the oldest student-run literary journals in the country, and SR has been devoted since its founding in 1980 to offering a venue for exciting new and emerging authors, as well as prominent writers and artists.

Guidelines:

The call for submissions is two-fold (see their call page for more info).
1. Nonfiction and flash contest submissions on the theme of ENCOUNTER ($15 entry fee)
2. Non-contest submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and flash prose ($4-$5 entry fee)
SUBMIT HERE.
[Please remember to follow general submission guidelines.]

Contest Prizes:
$1000 and publication in Issue 77 of Sonora Review will be awarded for each winner of the Nonfiction and Flash Prose contests.

Contest Judges:
Lucy Corin – Flash Prose Contest
Rae Paris – Nonfiction Contest

For further information:
editors@sonorareview.com

Call for Submissions: Boulevard Magazine

Boulevard magazine is now open for general submissions and their fiction contest!

The deadline for the fiction contest, which includes a $1500 + publication, is December 31 at 11:59 p.m. CST, but don’t wait until Christmas to start writing.

General submissions are open through May 1, 2020. 

View Boulevard’s website for information on submission guidelines and more.

Call for Submissions: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

The Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium is now open for submissions!

This will be a new annual two-day event at Johns Hopkins main campus in Baltimore, Maryland and it will offer students across the country the chance to disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. The event will be this spring, April 3rd and 4th, 2020 and the application portal is now open.

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. The university hopes to have 400 participants this year and will also be offering a select number of travel grants to help students afford participation. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), they will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring graduate students and faculty in Johns Hopkins’ humanities departments and centers. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend.

Those interested can learn more at the conference site.

Call for Submissions: Thin Air Magzine

Thin Air, a MFA run literary journal at Northern Arizona University, is now accepting work for their online and printed publications through Submittable. Their print issue– published annually each spring– will accept submissions until December 1, 2019. Their website, Thin Air Online, accepts and publishes work year round.

The submission guidelines and portal are here.

Call for Submissions: Mochila Review

Mochila Review, the national undergraduate literary journal published by Missouri Western State University, is hosting its annual writers’ contest for undergraduate students: the Undergraduate MoRe Prize.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Mochila Review offers an annual writers’ contest for undergraduate students. This year, the contest will be open to short story submissions only. Contest submissions will be accepted from October 1 to December 1. The winning writer, selected by guest judge Deb Olin Unferth (author of three books of prose, including a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), will be announced January 1. The winner will receive a $50 prize and publication in our 2020 issue. The Undergraduate MoRe Prize is separate from our regular submissions and there is a small entry fee of $5.

Current undergraduate students can submit here.

Call for Submissions: Propeller Collective

Propeller Collective, a nonprofit that provides support for first generation and limited-income students, is currently looking for any first generation and/or low income students that would be interested in becoming a featured guest writer!

The editors ask that students write about a topic that would fall under the category of career, on campus, back home, motivation, or personal growth. If this interests you, you can contact managing editor Caley Koch directly at caley@propellercollective.org or fill out our quick questionnaire on their website.

Visit the Propeller Collective website for more information.

Call for Submissions: UCWbL Flash Fiction Contest

In honor of National Day on Writing, the University Center for Writing-based Learning welcomes DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff to submit their best flash fiction!

The National Day on Writing (October 20), an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English, is built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. – NCTE, https://whyiwrite.us/

Contest Rules:
-Writers must be a DePaul student, alumni, faculty or staff
-Must be an original, unpublished story
-Maximum word count of 350 (Less can be more!)
-Due by Oct. 21 at 11:59 PM CST

Top 3 stories will be published on UCWbL blog, UCWbLing, & 1st place will win a $25 gift card to the DePaul bookstore!

They invite you to submit your work at https://forms.gle/4xk7cSkWxNeQthJw5.