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Call for Submissions: CONTE


The editors of Conte, an online journal of narrative writing founded in 2005,
announce an open submissions call for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our thirteenth issue, slated for publication in summer 2010.
Recent contributors include Erika Meitner, Jim Daniels, William Hathaway, Roger Weingarten, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kenneth Womack.





SEEKING ESSAYS by people diagnosed with OCD

for an anthology about living with the disorder—“Stories of OCD, In Our Own Words.” Essays can be serious or humorous, traditional or experimental, between 250 and 7,000 words. Deadline: June 1. Submit short bio and essay as word doc to:

Call for Submissions to a Leopold Anthology

Details: Leopold Anthology

Working title: The Leopold Legacy: First Family of Environmentalism
Seeking nonfiction essays that illuminate the contributions, personalities, and values of the five children of Aldo Leopold: A. Starker, Luna, Nina, Carl, and Estella. We expect to receive submissions which focus on only one Leopold per contribution, but we are open to surprises. We will also consider essays related to Aldo Leopold, Mrs. Aldo (Estella) Leopold, or other relatives of the Leopold family.

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.



Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2011

All contest winners will be announced on August 31, 2011


Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story.

$5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654 

Let Your Voice be Heard

Details: www.helpinspireothers.comi

Anthology seeking entries from those who have  personally experienced single parenting, abortion, adoption, miscarriage, stillbirth, or teenage pregnancy? Submit your story to be part of an ongoing nationwide project to help others. Any age or gender welcome.


Seeking True Stories of Breast Cancer for  Anthology Series


LaChance Publishing needs true, first-hand stories of literary merit for Volume 2 of our acclaimed Voices of Breast Cancer anthology. If you or someone you know has had breast cancer and wish to share your heartfelt, inspiring, true story of facing this life-defining challenge, please visit SEEKING TRUE STORIES of Breast Cancer for Acclaimed Anthology Series. LaChance Publishing needs true, first-hand stories of literary merit for Volume 2 of our acclaimed Voices of Breast Cancer anthology. If you or someone you know has had breast cancer and wish to share your heartfelt, inspiring, true story of facing this life-defining challenge.



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Seeks  poems that celebrate growing up in, living in, leaving, or otherwise responding to the trailer park for an as-yet-untitled anthology. For submissions and full guidelines, e-mail


DOS PASSOS REVIEW Books for Writers


Now accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions February 1–July 31. Limit 3–5 poems, 3,000 words prose.

Send to: Editor, The Dos Passos Review

 Dept. of English, Longwood University

 201 High St.

 Farmville, VA 23909.

SASE for reply only.

Gertrude, the biannual literary and arts publication of Gertrude Press seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for its upcoming issue

Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not  publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition
(currently open). Gertrude accepts surface mail submissions and electronic submissions submitted through our online submission form only. For surface mail include a cover letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for reply. Do not place your name
directly on manuscripts. Submissions that do not include an SASE will be discarded. We shred and recycle all unused manuscripts.
For electronic submissions, please use our online submission form only:
Poetry:Submit up to six poems of any subject matter. There is no line limit;however, poems less than 60 lines are preferable.
Fiction/Novel Excerpts*/Creative Nonfiction:Submit one to two pieces,double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter. Include a word count for each piece in your cover letter. Interviews:Please query the editor by email with your proposal. Art:Gertrude showcases one visual artist per issue, including full-color cover and six to eight black and white images inside the journal. To submit artwork for future issues, please send slides, prints (do not send originals), or a website URL to the attention of the art editor.
Send all manuscripts and artwork to:
Gertrude Press
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283


Carteret Writers Annual Writing Contest

Poemcrazy is the poetic analog to Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird or Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, two classic works on how to forget that you "can't write" and just start the pen moving. Susan Wooldridge is a swimming instructor in the wide ocean of language, encouraging us to move ever farther from the shore, dive deep, and dance on the waves.
A Poetry Handbook This slender guide by Mary Oliver deserves a place on the shelves of any budding poet. In clear, accessible prose, Oliver (winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for poetry) arms the reader with an understanding of the technical aspects of poetry writing. Her lessons on sound, line (length, meter, breaks), poetic forms, tone, imagery, and revision are illustrated by a handful of wonderful poems. What could have been a dry account is infused throughout with Oliver's passion for her subject, which she describes as "a kind of possible love affair between something like the heart (that courageous but also shy factory of emotion) and the learned skills of the conscious mind." One comes away from this volume feeling both empowered and daunted. Writing poetry is good, hard work.


2009 contest open to submissions January 1, 2009 in the following

    Fiction (novel/short story)
    Flash Fiction

Entries must be received by March 10, 2010.  Cash prizes awarded in each
category: 1st place $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25.  Winning entries will be
published in our annual literary journal, "Shoal."  For non-members,
entry fee is $10 per entry or two poems for $10.  For Carteret Writers
members, fee is $5 per entry or two poems for $5.

For complete contest guidelines, send an e-mail to or send a SASE to

Carteret Writers

 PO Box 2284

 Morehead City, NC 28557






WriterAdvice,, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. If you have a story or memoir with a strong theme, sharp images, a solid structure, and an unexpected discovery, please submit it to the WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2011

The New South Writing Contest Guidelines


Poetry Prize, judged by Robert Wrigley
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $250

Prose Prize, judged by Kim Barnes
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $250

Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by March 4, 2011

Reading Fee: $15.00 per entry

Each entry must include the following:

A check or money order (NO CASH) made payable to GSU (or Georgia State University) for fifteen dollars ($15). Entry fee includes a copy of the Spring / Summer 2009 issue, which will contain the winning entries.

A cover letter with a 3- to 4-line bio, title(s) of the work submitted, and your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.

 Address poetry submissions to James Thomas Miller, Poetry Editor.
 Poems must be typed.
 Submit up to three (3) poems per $15 Reading Fee.
 All poems must have name, address, phone, and e-mail appearing on each page.

 Address fiction and non-fiction submissions to Peter Fontaine, Prose Editor.
 Manuscripts must be typed.
 Include name, address, phone, email, & word count on the first page of the manuscript only.
 Short-short stories are welcome.
 Submit one (1) story or essay per $15 Reading Fee.

While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no responsibility for lost or damaged manuscripts. Only unpublished work considered. Simultaneous submissions considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication. Current students, staff, and faculty at Georgia State University are not eligible.

New South publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and established writers. New South holds no subject biases. The staff will select the best work regardless of style or genre.

Send all work to the appropriate editor:

New South/Writing Contest
Campus Box 1894
Georgia State University
MSC 8R0322 Unit 8
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction


First place winners will be published in Bellingham Review. Second and third place winners and finalists may be considered for publication. 1st Prize $1,000

Brick Magazine is seeking non-fiction (no poetry or fiction) from new and established writers.




Circ. 2500. 2 issues/year. Pays flat fee on publication, depending on length, from $100-$500 CDN. Pays between $100-$250 CDN for reprints. No email submissions.


Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories


Stories sought of  1200 words or less, that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted.
We are currently collecting stories in the following categories:

Thin Threads of Business & Career
Thin Threads of Money & Hardship
Thin Threads of Holidays & Celebrations (including Romance/Valentines Day)
Thin Threads of Teachers & Mentors
Thin Threads of Teens & Young Adults
Thin Threads® the Legacy Project – featuring fathers, mothers, grandparents
Thin Threads of New Moms & Dads

Each story must contain the following elements:
1. Be Real - non fiction
2. Capture the essence of a thin thread event
3. Evoke an emotion from the reader

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