Open to all San Francisco State University Creative Writing students, both undergraduate majors and Master’s and Master’s of Fine Arts students.
Prizes include a reading at a meeting of the Browning Society and a cash award.
First Place: $300.00 Second Place: $200.00 Third Place: $100.00 Three Honorable Mentions: $50.00 each
Fee: no fee.
Deadline: December 10, 2014
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE SF BROWNING SOCIETY’S DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE CONTEST
*******DEADLINE TO ENTER DECEMBER 10TH, 2014 AT 5PM
The dramatic monologue as evolved by Robert Browning is a poem written in the first person singular in which the speaker expresses his or her own character (as well as the character of a person spoken about in the poem) through a discourse with a silent listener, who may or may not be the subject of the poem. The reader often perceives a gap between what the speaker says and what he or she actually reveals about him or herself.
Other interesting features of a dramatic monologue include:
1) The reader takes the part of the silent listener.
2) The speaker uses a case-making, argumentative tone.
3) We complete the dramatic scene from within, by means of inference and imagination.
**See the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics for a description of the dramatic monologue. Students are encouraged to read “My Last Duchess,” “Porphyria’s Lover,” or “The Laboratory” to become familiar with the form. While the heart of the form relies on a first-person speaker, note that previous winners have taken some artistic liberties.
· Any SFSU student may submit up to 2 poems of not more than 5 pages each.
· Attach a cover letter to your entry stating the title of your poem, your name, student ID#, telephone, and email. The poems will be judged anonymously, so please do not put your name on the poems! If you submit a second entry, attach a second cover letter to that entry.
· Submit an original and 2 copies of each entry (that’s 3 copies total + 1 cover) to: THE POETRY CENTER HUM 511 by 5pm, Tuesday, December 10th, 2014.
· All winners will be invited to attend the Spring meeting of the Browning Society, usually the second Friday in March. Winners will be announced by mid-February.
First Place $300.00
Second Place $200.00
Third Place $100.00
Three Honorable Mentions $50.00 each
All entries must be original, unpublished DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES
The Albion Review, a literary journal produced by Albion College in Michigan, is currently seeking submissions by undergraduates of short fiction, poetry, essays and visual art for its tenth annual journal.
Undergraduate students currently enrolled in any college or university, who have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree are invited to submit previously unpublished work. See complete guidelines here.
All submissions are entered to win a $200 prize.
Prose: up to 15 pages.
Poetry: 1-5 poems.
Art: 1-3 works.
Fee: no fee
Deadline: November 14, 2014
Published annually, The Albion Review features works of short fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art. We strive to showcase the work of emerging undergraduate talents. We accept undergraduate, unpublishedwork.
The impact of the Ebola virus is devastating. People around the world are mustering to offer aid. In addition to physical and monetary assistance, we can offer solidarity, hope, and art. These things matter, too.
Papers may report on new research and development in any aspect of drama. Papers may be comparative across nationalities, periods and disciplines; and may deal with any issue in dramatic literature, criticism, theory, and performance, or any method of historiography, translation, or production.
Papers reporting on new research and development in any aspect of drama are invited for the 39th Comparative Drama Conference hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 26–28, 2015. Papers may be comparative across nationalities, periods and disciplines; and may deal with any issue in dramatic literature, criticism, theory, and performance, or any method of historiography, translation, or production. Papers should be 15 minutes in length and should be accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email a 250 word abstract in English by 3 December 2014.
The Rag magazine is still accepting submissions for its semi-annual fiction contest. The Rag is accepting submissions for its regular publication. Published stories are paid $0.05 a word. See guidelines for more.
Writers are invited to submit fiction, either one short story (1,500-10,000 words) or flash fiction (5 pieces per submission or 2,000 words total, whichever comes first. Flash fiction is defined as short fiction under 1,500 words). See guidelines for more.
Fee: $15 (contest; includes issue of The Rag)/$3 (regular submissions)
Deadline: November 17, 2014 (contest)/rolling (submissions)
Our mission is to seek out powerful new literary voices and bring them to light. We see electronic publishing as an opportunity to turn back time to an era of affordable distribution and open competition, and it allows us to reach a broader audience and inject new life into the literary market.
We think literature is and always will be important to our culture, and a vibrant literary community requires writers who can afford to write. Bylines don’t pay the bills. So, we always pay our writers. This helps draw in the talent, and that’s the ultimate goal, discovering and publishing talented new writers, and creating a magazine worth reading.
First prize: $500 first prize Milton Kessler Poetry Contest; $500 first prize Creative Nonfiction Contest
Fee: $15 (contest entry; includes one-year subscription)/no fee (regular submissions)
Deadline: November 15, 2014
Harpur Palate is an acclaimed literary journal published bi-annually by the Department of English at Binghamton University that prints poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from all over the world. Our journal is run by the generous graduate and undergraduate volunteers of Binghamton University. We focus on publishing the best work we can get our hands on and have received pieces from several well-known authors, including Sherman Alexie, Gary Fincke, Peter Sears, Alex Lemon, Maura Stanton, and Rebecca Morgan Frank.
Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. We’re proud of Permafrost’s thirty-five years as interior Alaska’s foremost literary magazine. Founded in 1977, Permafrost is housed at the University of Alaska FairbanksMFA program, and run by dedicated creative writing graduate students. We publish a winter print issue as well as a spring online issue, both of which features compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. In Alaska, our unique environment shapes our perspective, but Permafrost seeks original voices from all over the world.
In the years since its inception the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 plays. During the Conference, playwrights live on the grounds of the O’Neill for a full month and each engages in a week-long process of rehearsals culminating in two script-in-hand public readings. Up to eight playwrights are selected for this intensive laboratory each summer. Conference playwrights represent a wide range of experience from those working on a first play to Broadway veterans; directors and actors have also worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in regional theaters, and represent emerging artists and seasoned professionals. Virtually every major American playwright has been part of the Conference, including Julia Cho, Rebecca Gilman, Regina Taylor, John Guare, Israel Horovitz, David Henry Hwang, David Lindsay-Abaire, Adam Rapp, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson.
Writers are invited to submit unpublished short fiction (no longer than 100 words) in Spanish, English, Hebrew or Arabic to the contest. See more here.
First prize: $20,000
Runners up (3): $2,000
Fee: no fee (?)
Deadline: November 23, 2014
The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation Announces the IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “César Egido Serrano Foundation.”
This competition helps carry out part of the foundations activities. One of the goals of the Foundation is to unite people with words and dialogue. This is why the motto of the Museum of Words is, “Words are the bond of humankind.” Words being used by their double condition of communicative elements and language as cultural heritage of all human beings.
In this competition (like in the previous), short stories may be submitted in Spanish, English, Arabic and Hebrew. This lists the languages in which the three monotheistic religions of the world express their religious feelings. The fourth edition is expected to exceed the level of participation of the third edition where over 20,000 writers from 119 countries entered.