Call for Submissions: The Sonora Review

The Sonora Review is pleased to announce that it is open to contest submissions for Issue 75: DESIRE until November 5th. 
 
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 the SR has been devoted since its founding in 1980 to offering a venue for exciting new and emerging authors, as well as prominent southwestern writers and artists.
 
Guidelines:
The theme is DESIRE. For a sense of what they are looking for, please see the contest submissions preview. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading. Please state the word count of your piece on the first page of the document.
For Flash Prose Submissions ($8 entry fee): You may submit up to three flash prose pieces in your submission (1000 words or less for each). Click here to submit.
For Nonfiction submissions ($15 entry fee): You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. Click here to submit.
Full guidelines here: https://sonorareview.com/2018/09/05/call-for-submissions-desire.  
 
Prizes:
$1000 and publication in Issue 75 of Sonora Review will be awarded for each winner (of the Flash Prose and Nonfiction contests).
 
Judges:
Jo Ann Beard – Nonfiction Contest
Nicole Walker – Flash Prose Contest
 
For further information:
Inquiries to: sonorareview2@gmail.com. 

Call for Submissions: The London Reader

#MeToo: Stories of Survival
Deadline October 30th, 2018

The London Reader is issuing an open call for short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, true stories, and all other creative writing from those who want to stand up and speak out against sexual harassment, assault, intimate partner violence, or any other unwanted sexual conduct.

The #MeToo movement has begun to reveal just how many people have been affected by an often-ignored, but all-too-common, culture of sexual entitlement and violence. Survivors are increasingly standing up, telling their stories, and forcing the world to listen. This issue of the London Reader will confront this challenging topic by sharing their stories of pain and of survival.

What to submit: Creative works can be stand-alone pieces or collections, but should be fewer than 5,000 words. Multiple submissions are welcome. Artwork should be favourably viewed on a tablet or a single page.

How to submit: Email submissions and questions to coordinator@londonreader.uk. Place ‘MeToo Submission’ in the subject line. While they normally ask contributors to include a short biographical statement in the body of the e-mail, they will also accept anonymous submissions for this open call due to its sensitive nature. Please indicate whether the submitted pieces have been previously published and whether you hold publication rights to them.

The deadline for submission on this theme is October 30, 2018.

Call for Submissions: Blacklist Journal

Blacklist Journal is currently seeking submissions from talented student writers and artists across the country.

Are you an avid reader, writer, or artist? Do you enjoy crafting prose or poetry? Would you like to see these works published in a journal?

If so, Blacklist Journal, Brandeis University’s first national undergraduate journal of literature and art, is preparing their upcoming fall issue for in print and online publication. They are a student-run publication seeking work that balances clarity, experimentation, and bite. They seek to publish avant-garde work that creates a challenging narrative.

Blacklist Journal publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and all forms of visual art that can be rendered in a 2-D still or moving format.

Submissions should be sent using the form on their website, https://blacklistjournal.com/submissionsform. The deadline for consideration in the fall 2018 issue is October 31st, before midnight.

For more information on submission guidelines, visit their website: https://blacklistjournal.com. If you have any further questions, please email theblacklistjournal@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2018

The fourteenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is open for submissions. Anyone over the age of 18 who has not already published more than one full-length poetry collection may submit.

The winner will receive a purse of $3000, and his or her collection will be published by Waywiser in the USA and the UK in the fall of 2019. The winner and the judge will give a reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. on the day the book is launched.

Past judges include Richard Wilbur, Mark Strand, Mary Jo Salter, Rosanna Warren, Charles Simic, Heather McHugh, Eavan Boland, and Gjertrud Schnackenberg.

Submit online a manuscript of between 48 and 88 pages with a $27 entry fee by midnight on December 1st 2018. For full guidelines please visit their website: https://waywiser-press.com

Inquiries to: submissions@waywiser-press.com

Leon Prose Awards 2018 Call for Submissions!

Submissions for the Leon Forrest Prose Awards OPEN Monday, September 24th, and CLOSE on Monday, October 14th.

The finalists in the Forrest contest will be invited to read their work and the winning piece will be selected by the audience. The winner receives a $500 check.
For more information and to access the online submission form, click here. 
Final Reading and Award Ceremony
Wednesday, November 14th
Venue TBA