Monday, March 18, 2013

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- March 18, 2013

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   Hello all! No time for an intro. Here are the opportunities for this week. Keep your heads up and have a great week.


1. The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize

The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. The winning poet will receive $500.00. No Entry Fee! Deadline is March 15, 2013.

2. Pressgang Prize

Pressgang, the small press affiliate of the writing program at Butler University, is looking for a book-length collection of prose (stories or essays). Prize is $1200, publication and a reading at Butler. Entry fee is $25 and the contest ends on June 1, 2013.

3. Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

Open to previously unpublished writers. Categories are fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Fiction or non-fiction under 6,000 words and between 3-5 pages of poetry accepted. Prizes: $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2013-14 issue of Ploughshares for the winner of each category. Entry Fee is $24, which  includes a year's subscription to Ploughshares. Current subscribers may submit for free. Contest closes on April 2, 2013.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Zingara Poetry Picks

Zingara Poetry Picks, a weekly feature of the blog,, which has a loyal following and reaches a broad range of readers, is seeking submissions of previously unpublished poems (on-line or in print) for the website. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines, including stanza breaks. Check the website for monthly themes.

2. The Atlas Review

The Atlas Review accepts anonymous submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art. Submission period ends May 15, 2013.

3. StorySouth

StorySouth is now accepting unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. The submission period will end on June 15, 2013.

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. The Winter Issue (#7) is out! Happy Writing!

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