Monday, June 3, 2013

Opportunities in the Great Big Literary World- June 3, 2013

Song of the Day: Steer by Missy Higgins

   Hello all! I hope you all enjoyed (and found useful) my writing prompt from this past Friday. Now you have no excuse for writer's block! If you're currently working on a project then you can always save the prompts for moments when you get stuck or just need a break. It's SO important that we practice as much as we can. I am also going to be using the weekly prompts to keep myself writing. I'm currently working on a post for new writers. If I don't get to post it this week, then I hope to complete it by next week. Check back this Friday for a new writing prompt. Until then, here are the opportunities for the week.


1. The Barrow Street Press Book Contest

The Barrow Street Press Book Contest award will be given for the best previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English. The winner will receive book publication by Barrow Street Press, and $1,000.00. Entry fees: $25.00 (regular mail submission) or $28.00 for online submission (the additional $3.00 cost is to offset printing and collating costs). Deadline is June 30, 2013.

2. Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Contest

The University of North Texas Press announces the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. The Winner of this annual award will receive $1,000 and publication by UNT Press. Entries will be judged by an eminent writer. There is a $25.00 entry fee and the contest ends on July 16, 2013.

3. The Bechtel Prize

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) honors the author of an exemplary essay on literary arts education. The essay selected will appear in Teachers & Writers Magazine and on the T&W website, and the author receives a $1,000 honorarium. Submissions for the award will offer compelling portraits of the work done in creative writing classrooms, address important issues in creative writing education, and/or explore the nature of the writing life. Possible topics for Bechtel Prize submissions include contemporary issues in creative writing education, innovative approaches to teaching literary forms and genres, and the intersection between literature and imaginative writing. Entry fee is $20.00. The contest will close on July 1, 2013.

4. 2013 Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest

An annual contest that has no submission fee and is open to all themes and genres of poetry and fiction. Emerging and established writers are encouraged to participate. Please submit three poems or a fiction story with 3,000 words or less. All types of work will be considered. All submissions received towards this contest will automatically be considered for Torrid Literature Journal. The prizes are as follows:

Third Place: $25 USD Visa Gift Card; and 1 print copy of the Torrid Literature Journal Vol. VIII.
Second Place: $50 USD Visa Gift Card and 1 print copy of the Torrid Literature Journal Vol. VIII.
First Place: $100 USD Visa Gift Card and 1 year print subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal (Vol. VIII - IX).

FREE entry. Deadline: June 30, 2013.

Calls for Submissions:

1. Looseleaf Tea

Looseleaf Tea is calling for prose, poetry, or visual art submissions. Looseleaf Tea is a literature and arts journal aimed toward building awareness and knowledge of the traditions and perspectives of various cultures, and of the emotions and ideas of those subdued and forgotten.

2. Story|HoustonStory|Houston, would like to invite you to submit your best short story fiction and creative non-fiction for the Summer 2013 issue. There is no submission fee or cover letter required, and they award $200 per published work.

   As always, Black Fox Literary Magazine is accepting submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art and photography. Happy Writing!

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