The Southeast Review’s Annual World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest + Gearhart Poetry Contest are now open for submissions! The winner in each category receives $500 and publication in Issue 38.1! Finalists will be published as well in Issue 38.1, and all participants will receive a complimentary copy of the issue.
This year’s judges are Robert Olen Butler, winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and Nabila Lovelace, author of Son of Achilles (YesYes Books).
The 2019 contest window is Jan 15th to March 15th.
In addition, The Southeast Review is now open for Interviews submissions! Send a pitch or a full interview for consideration. They are also open for submissions in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction all year round.
For more information: https://www.southeastreview.org/writing-contests
The Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ) at the University of California, Berkeley is accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. They invite research papers from all those working in, around, or critically engaging with literary topics in a comparative nature. Papers in any language are welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
· Papers comparing at least two authors or texts
· Interdisciplinary research engaging multiples disciplines within the humanities
· Research engaging with literary theory and schools of criticism
Authors whose papers are selected for publication will receive free copies of the issue in which they are published. For more information and full submission guidelines, or to view past issues of CLUJ, please visit the CLUJ website submissions page.
Submissions for the Spring 2019 issue will be accepted until February 15th.
Furrow accepts unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics by undergraduate students from anywhere in the U.S. They award $100 prizes to the top submission in each genre. Selection is competitive. In their last issue, out of over 1,000 submissions from 41 states, they featured work from 44 student authors and artists. They produce a professional-quality, full-color journal each May and feature new work each month on their website, www.furrowmag.org.
To be eligible for publication in the next issue (May 2019), you must be be enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during any semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Furrow will accept submissions from Dec. 1, 2018 to Feb. 20, 2019.
Please leave your name off all pages/images. Submissions are judged anonymously.
Poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, as separate files.
Fiction: Submit only 1 story, up to 5000 words, double-spaced
Nonfiction: Submit only 1 essay, up to 5000 words, double-spaced
Art: Submit up to 5 images, preferably <3MB each, with a white or transparent background
Comics: Submit up to 10 pages (we prefer black & white for comics but will consider color comics)
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLAB is announcing a final call for fresh voices to publish in their literary magazine. SLAB is published annually by the English Department of Slippery Rock University, and they are currently seeking entrants for the Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest. Kathy Fagan will be the judge for this year and the first-place winner will receive $600, publication in SLAB, and a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook of the winner’s poetry. There is a $10 reading fee and the deadline is December 1st.
If you have any questions or would like a sample issue, please email .