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Call For Submission: Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize

The aim of the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize is both to celebrate the best of new short fiction and to give winners the most visibility possible for their writing. That’s why we’ve teamed up with fifteen different literary and artistic institutions to offer not only a cash prize and writing retreats but to ensure that all our shortlisters have the opportunity to be published in multiple print and online journals, have their work put in front of literary agents, and perform in multiple countries.

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Another Chicago Magazine Is Offering A 2-3 Week Residency For Nonfiction Writers

ACM Residency
In 2023, Another Chicago Magazine will award a free multi-week residency in Belfast, Maine, which is on the coast, about two hours north of Portland and one hour southeast of Bangor. S.L. Wisenberg, ACM editor and author of the forthcoming Juniper prizewinner, The Wandering Womb, is the final judge.

Apply between January 15 and March 17; the portal closes at 120 applicants. The application fee is $20, waived for BIPOC writers. The residency is available June – July, October 15 – December 31. Apply here.

For more info regarding submissions, follow the link.

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Call For Submissions: Collision Literary Magazine

Collision Literary Magazine at the University of Pittsburgh is currently open for submissions- deadline February 24. Your submission will be considered for writing and cover art contests. You can find more information about the magazine and our submission guidelines at https://www.collision.pitt.edu.

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine publishes undergraduate writing and art from all over the world. Collision accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art, with a particular interest in experimental work that challenges style and structure. It is a student-run publication housed under the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Deadline Extended: Miller Audio Prize from Missouri Review

The 13th Annual Miller Audio Competition has been extended through April 30.
 
Prizes remain the same: the winner in each category of Poetry, Prose, Audio Documentary, and Humor receives $1,000 along with publication on Missouri Review‘s website and promotion on their social media platforms. Runners-up in each category will also have their work published on the website in the summer of 2020. More than slick production, they are looking for good, exciting, and compelling writing in all four categories.
 
The Miller Audio Prize remains to be pay-by-donation at $16, $25, or $30. All entrants in the Miller Audio Prize Contest will receive a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review (normally $24) as well as a free download of an e-book from Missouri Review Books.
 
For full details and to enter, please see the Missouri Review website

 
The competition is thrilled to have Alex Sujong Laughlin as a final judge this year. Laughlin is a journalist and writer who works in multiple mediums. By day, she works at a producer at Transmitter Media, and in her spare time she writes fiction and essays about identity and technology. She teaches interactive journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and collects rejection letters at @hellorejection.

Call for Submissions: Colorism Healing Writing Contest

The Colorism Healing Writing Contest is now open for submissions! Colorism Healing is an international initiative that uses creative writing and community literacy to address the issue of colorism.

The submission period for the 2020 CHWC is Saturday, February 1 – Sunday, March 15.

All are eligible and welcome to submit original poems, essays, or stories that are relevant to the topic of colorism. Visit their website for more information.

For questions or inquiries, contact writing@colorismhealing.com.

Call for Submissions: Furrow

Furrow is now accepting submissions for their 2020 issue! Top submissions in each category can win $100.

The magazine accepts submissions from Dec. 1, 2019 to Feb. 20, 2020. Selection is highly competitive, so they request submissions of your best, most polished work.
Furrow accepts unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics by undergraduate students. Each student may submit up to one story (5,000 words), one essay (5,000 words), 5 poems, 5 artworks, or up to ten pages of comics. Details about file types and sizes are at the links below.

To be eligible for publication in their next issue (May 2020), you must be enrolled as an undergraduate at any U.S. college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. Furrow will notify you by mid-April with their decisions.

To submit your work for free via Submittable.com, visit their submissions page or go to https://furrowmagazine.submittable.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: 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.

UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize

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The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fourth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open until August 15. 

Learn more and submit your work!