April 17, 2014
3Elements Review: Call for Submissions

3Elements Review is looking for submissions of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and photography for its themed journal.  

Each issue is themed, and all submissions must include all three theme elements.  The themes for the next issue are CARNIVAL, MAUDLIN and RESIDUE.

Poetry submissions must be no longer than two pages.

Prose submissions must be 3,500 words or less.

Art/Photography: see guidelines.

Fee: no fee

Deadline: June 1, 2014

3Elements Review  was founded to spark imagination, to provide a unique creative challenge, and at the very least, to allow writers and artists a bit of fun with our three element prompts.

We aim to distinguish ourselves from the typical literary journal through our unique approach to the creative process. Each issue begins with the posting of three elements and ends with a journal filled with the imaginative ways in which each writer and artist transformed those elements. We provide both emerging and established writers and artists a platform to share their unique voices and visions with the world.

See more here:

http://www.3elementsreview.com/submission-guidelines

April 15, 2014
Call for Submissions: Literary Sriracha Reading in San Francisco

Asian American writers are invited to submit original work to be considered for the curated reading “Literary Sriracha: A Spicy Blend of Poetry and Prose” at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The event is curated by writer May-lee Chai.

Writers are asked to submit one original poem or short work of prose (flash fiction, mini-memoir, or very short personal essays) of 1000 words maximum inspired by the artwork submitted for the Eating Cultures art exhibit sponsored by AAWAA (Asian American Women Artists Association) and Asia Society.

View stills of the artwork here:  https://flic.kr/s/aHsjVyUvxt

(The full name of the artist is not yet up on the site, but you can identify the piece by the artist’s last name and the photo tag.)

Submission information: Please include your contact information with your submission (doc, docx, or pdf formats), a short bio (2-3 sentences), and the name of the artist/artwork that inspired your poem/prose piece. Submit your work to: May-lee Chai via literaryAAWAA@gmail.com by April 17, 2014 by 5pm.

Fee: no fee

Deadline: April 17, 2014 by 5 pm

Asian American Poets and Prose Writers:

Submit your original work to be considered to participate in a reading “Literary Sriracha: A Spicy Blend of Poetry and Prose” at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

The event is curated by writer May-lee Chai.

Writers are asked to submit an original poem or short work of prose (1000 words maximum)  inspired by the artwork submitted for the Eating Cultures art exhibit sponsored by AAWAA (Asian American Women Artists Association) and Asia Society.

View stills of the artwork here:  https://flic.kr/s/aHsjVyUvxt

(The full name of the artist is not yet up on the site, but you can identify the piece by the artist’s last name and the photo tag.)

The reading will be free and open to the public in the beautiful SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Following the reading, the written pieces will be archived along side images of the artwork on the AAWAA website.

Submission information: Please include your contact information with your submission (doc, docx, or pdf formats), a short bio (2-3 sentences), and the name of the artist/artwork that inspired your poem/prose piece. Submit your work to: May-lee Chai via literaryAAWAA@gmail.com by April 17, 2014 by 5pm.

Submissions may be poetry or prose (flash fiction, mini-memoir, or very short personal essays), but please submit only one piece at a time.

Last year’s event “underCurrents & the Quest for Space” was well-attended and publicized, including articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, China Daily USA, and other newspapers. For a short video of that exhibit, see:http://vimeo.com/68420912

Eating Cultures exhibition description: The exhibition features 20-some 
Asian American male and female visual and literary artists addressing the roles that food and feeding (oneself or others) plays in creating personal, societal and cultural space for both the Asian American community and the broader U.S. mainstream. Using art as a medium to examine the role of food and the tradition of feeding others, both positive and negative, on identity, gender and culture, AAWAA transforms SOMarts into a visual feast. The art is catalyst for a series of onsite events that showcase art about or inspired by food traditions and sparking new ones.


For more information, see: 
http://www.asianweek.com/2014/03/24/eating-cultures-asian-pacific-american-multidisciplinary-art-exhibition-may-1-30-2014-at-somarts-cultural-center/

See more at:

http://www.asianweek.com/2014/03/24/eating-cultures-asian-pacific-american-multidisciplinary-art-exhibition-may-1-30-2014-at-somarts-cultural-center/

April 14, 2014
2014 Michael Rubin Book Award Deadline Extended

The 2014 Michael Rubin Book Award deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Fourteen Hills, a journal of the Creative Writing Department of San Francisco State University, invites fiction submissions by current SFSU students for the annual Michael Rubin Book Award.  

General guidelines (see all guidelines here):

  • Current SFSU students may submit an unpublished fiction manuscript (short stories, novel, or novella are all acceptable) between 45-175 pages on 8.5 x 11 paper.  
  • The cover letter must include: manuscript title, your name, phone number, mailing address, email, and SFSU student ID number.
  • Include a table of contents if the manuscript contains multiple works.
  • Include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope). If you would like your manuscript returned, include enough postage to return the entire manuscript.
  • Your submission materials should be sealed in an envelope. The envelope should be labeled, “Michael Rubin Book Award Submission – [Date of Submission].”
  • Manuscripts should be handed into the Fourteen Hills mailbox in HUM 380 (Creative Writing Office) during business hours

Prize: Publication by Fourteen Hills Press (500 copy run) and 50 author copies.  Fourteen Hills Press will also do considerable promotion for the winning book.

Fee: no fee

Deadline: April 22, 2014

Fourteen Hills Press publishes two titles each year. They include: two volumes of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review, and the annual winner of the Michael Rubin Book Award. The Michael Rubin Book Award (MRBA) is a single-author first-book award that memorializes the much-celebrated SFSU lecturer Michael Rubin. The MRBA is selected by an independently solicited judge each year. Past judges have included: Terese Svoboda, John Skoyles, Holly MacArthur, Brian Henry, Carol Snow, Major Jackson, and others.

See more here:

http://14hills.net/michael-rubin-book-award-submission

April 7, 2014
Twisted Vine Literary Journal: Call for Submissions

Twisted Vine Literary Journal, the literary art journal of Western New Mexico University, is still accepting submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, art, videos, and interviews.

General guidelines (see here for more):

Prose (fiction, creative nonfiction, interview): no more than 4,500 words, double spaced, genre, short story, literary essay all accepted.  Transcribed interviews also accepted.

Poetry: no more than six poems; any style or content (experimental to traditional).  Video readings accepted.

Art: see guidelines.

Video: see guidelines.

Fee: no fee (?)

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Twisted Vine Literary Journal is committed to showcasing undiscovered talent in the literary and visual arts. With this publication we seek to represent the diversity of those who created and nurture its growth; an eclectic mix of ideas and values, intertwined to become stronger than its individual parts.

With that in mind, we will keep ourselves open to all genres, with a special affinity for those works that succeed in crossing, overlapping and transcending traditional genres. In order to provide a provocative literary experience for our readers, the editors of Twisted Vine want to strongly encourage submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature (poetry about math is one example,) progressive, unexpected and ever-evolving. There are no fast and hard rules in our selection criteria and much of our process is intuitive. We want to ignite your creativity, so show us what you got!

See more at:

http://show.wnmu.edu/twistedvine/submissions/

March 19, 2014
ReadWave.com Generation-Y Theme Contest

ReadWave.com, an online platform for writers backed by University College London, invites submissions for its "Generation-Y" theme contest.

Writers are invited to submit an article of 800 words or less on the theme of "Generation-Y." The article with the most likes with receive a cash prize of $200.

Word limit: 800 words.

Prize: $200 USD

Fee: no fee

Deadline: April 14, 2014

We believe that 3 minutes is all it takes to tell a story that can change your life. We call these stories ReadWaves.

A ReadWave can be about anything - a confession, an experience, an inspiration a life-changing decision or even something fictional.

Generation-Y, also known as Millennials, or the YOLO Generation. The generation that are into selfies, swag, drunken snapchats, instagramming your food and #hashtaging#everything#you#say. Every generation has its own set of aspirations and challenges, and these are both exciting and uncertain times to be living in. What are your thoughts on Generation-Y? We’re calling all bloggers, thinkers, part-time philosophers and aspiring journalists to write an 800 word article on the theme of Generation-Y. Enter it into our Gen-Y competition, and the article that receives the most ‘likes’ will win a cash prize of $200.

See more at:

http://www.readwave.com/challenge/52/write-an-article-on-the-theme-of-generation-y-and-receive-a-cash-prize-of-200/

March 18, 2014
Broadsided Press Switcheroo: Call for Submissions

Broadsided Press has opened submissions for its annual Switcheroo Contest.

Writers are invited to submit submissions of poetry and short prose that respond to the artwork “Another Portal” by Broadsided artist Maura Cunningham.

The winning submission will be combined with the artwork as a broadside, available for people all over the world to print out and post in their communities.  See more about the mission of Broadsided Press here.

Poems: 25 lines or less.

Prose: 300 words or less.

Fee: no fee

Deadline: April 15, 2014

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ABOUT BROADSIDED

Before paperbacks and pocket books, before blogs, there were broadsides.

Every day, we walk past billboards for shops and car dealers, for churches and insurance, but our streets, our daily lives among each other, are missing something. They’re missing thought. Dialogue. Opinion. Ideas.

Let’s put words out there for people to snort at, sigh over, argue with, and read. Let’s put up broadsides.

See more at:

http://www.broadsidedpress.org/switcheroo/april14.shtml

March 17, 2014
2014 North American Playreading Festival in London Accepting Submissions

American Actors UK (formerly called NAAA) invites submissions of new North American plays for its Annual Playreading Festival, which will take place in Sept 2014 in London, England at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End.

Between 6 and 8 successful applicants will have their plays rehearsed by professional directors with AAUK actors and given full public staged readings in London’s West End.

Submit theatre scripts (no screenplays please) not previously performed in the United Kingdom. Scripts can be one-act or full length but preferably not over two hours long. The play should have primarily North American roles and an emphasis on North American culture as it will be cast from the AAUK membership.

Fee: £15 (approx $25 US) per entry

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Our aim is to give exposure to new American and Canadian writing and at the same time showcase the talents of our actor members, all of whom are genuine North Americans residing in Britain. Previous festivals have been attended by members of some of London’s finest new writing theatres including the Royal Court, the Finborough and the Donmar Warehouse as well as numerous directors and producers. One of the plays, “The Mighty Carlins” by Collin Doyle, was recorded by the Wireless Theatre Company. Another, “Companion Piece” by Kevin Armento, was such a success that it inspired the director, playwright and cast to form a new theatre company to produce it in London in March 2014 at the Pleasance Theatre.

See more at:

http://www.americanactorsuk.com/playreadingfestival

March 14, 2014
Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature—Call for Submissions

Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature is currently accepting submissions for Issue 8. 

Writers are invited to submit experimental plays and performance poetry as well as critical texts about performance literature and poetics, interviews with performance writers, and reviews of innovative language-centered performances.

Maximum page count: 10 pages.

Fee: no fee

Deadline: September 1, 2014

Nerve Lantern is a journal of experimental performance texts and texts about performance, supporting a range of forms including poets’ theatre and page-as-stage, published by Pyriform Press and edited by Ellen Redbird. Past contributors include: Anne Waldman, Carla Harryman, Kevin Killian, kari edwards, Michelle Ellsworth, Michael Basinski, Camille Roy, Akilah Oliver, Bhanu Kapil, Rodrigo Toscano, Jena Osman, and Sawako Nakayasu.

See more at:

http://www.pyriformpress.com/nervelantern/nl/submissions/

March 13, 2014
The Napa Valley Writers’ Conference Is Currently Accepting Applications

The 34 Annual Napa Valley Writers’ Conference is currently accepting applications. The Conference takes place from July 27 - August 1, 2014, in St. Helena, on the Upper Campus of Napa Valley College.  

The 2014 faculty are Kazim Ali, Camille Dungy, Brenda Hillman, Brian Teare, Michael Byers, Lan Samanthan Chang, Ayana Mathis and Justin Torres.

To apply: Send either 10-15 pages of fiction, or five poems (see more here) and a brief statement of no longer than 500 words describing your background as a writer and your interest in the conference.

Fee: $25 application fee/$900 tuition (breakfast and lunch included, housing extra); financial aid available

Deadline: Rolling (Financial aid applications due April 1, 2014)

Since 1981, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference has provided an opportunity for fellowship and serious work with a focus on craft amidst the hills and vineyards that have made the region famous. The conference is sponsored and hosted by Napa Valley College.

See more at:

http://www.napawritersconference.org/attend-the-conference/apply/

March 12, 2014
2014 Michael Rubin Book Award Open for Submissions

The 2014 Michael Rubin Book Award is open for submissions.

Fourteen Hills, a journal of the Creative Writing Department of San Francisco State University, invites fiction submissions by current SFSU students for the annual Michael Rubin Book Award.  

General guidelines (see all guidelines here):

  • Current SFSU students may submit an unpublished fiction manuscript (short stories, novel, or novella are all acceptable) between 45-175 pages on 8.5 x 11 paper.  
  • The cover letter must include: manuscript title, your name, phone number, mailing address, email, and SFSU student ID number.
  • Include a table of contents if the manuscript contains multiple works.
  • Include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope). If you would like your manuscript returned, include enough postage to return the entire manuscript.
  • Your submission materials should be sealed in an envelope. The envelope should be labeled, “Michael Rubin Book Award Submission – [Date of Submission].”
  • Manuscripts should be handed into the Fourteen Hills mailbox in HUM 380 (Creative Writing Office) during business hours

Prize: Publication by Fourteen Hills Press (500 copy run) and 50 author copies.  Fourteen Hills Press will also do considerable promotion for the winning book.

Fee: no fee

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Fourteen Hills Press publishes two titles each year. They include: two volumes of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review, and the annual winner of the Michael Rubin Book Award. The Michael Rubin Book Award (MRBA) is a single-author first-book award that memorializes the much-celebrated SFSU lecturer Michael Rubin. The MRBA is selected by an independently solicited judge each year. Past judges have included: Terese Svoboda, John Skoyles, Holly MacArthur, Brian Henry, Carol Snow, Major Jackson, and others.

See more here:

http://14hills.net/michael-rubin-book-award-submission

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