SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and other News and Information


Opportunity Knocks

GOLD MAN LITERARY REVIEW is published once a year on November first and seeks submissions of original and unpublished fiction, nonfiction and poetry from writers and
and artists living in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Deadline is May 1. Details HERE.

AGNI ONLINE, a publication of Boston College and an extension of its print publication, reads unsolicited poetry, fiction and nonfiction manuscripts from September 1 through May 31. All submissions are considered for the print publication as well. Details HERE.

CARVE MAGAZINE reads submission of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, author interviews, and hand-drawn illustrations. year round for its quarterly publication. Details HERE.

SATURDAY EVENING POST accepts submission of Non-Fiction, Fiction, “Lighter Side,” Cartoons, and Post-It Jokes. It is published six times a year. Details HERE.

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW, A journal of humanity and human experience accepts submissions of original unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry related to the themes of health, healing, illness, the mind,  Details HERE.

ROOM. Literature, art, and feminism since 1973 publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews and reviews.  Details on various calls for submission are HERE.


Opportunity Knocks

THE EXILE WRITERS’ “Carter V. Cooper $15,000 Short Fiction Competition (Canadian writers only) is open – Deadline for submissions (extended) is Monday May 22, 2017. $10,000 awarded for Best Story by an Emerging Writer, $5,000 for Best Story by a Writer at any career point. Literary and Speculative fiction / all styles considered. (Speculative Fiction includes all forms of literature of the Fantastic, such as. Fantasy, Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, Horror, Alternative History, etc.).”

THE 2018 SATURDAY EVENING POST GREAT AMERICAN FICTION CONTEST is the sixth to be sponsored by this organization.  The deadline is July 1, 2017. There is a $10 entry fee. Details HERE.

THE BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW, a journal of humanity and the human experience 2018 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes are now open. Deadline: July 1, 2017. The categories are nonfiction, fiction and poetry.  There is an entry fee. Details HEREThemes should relate health, healing, illness, the mind.

ROOM, Literature, Art, and Feminism since 1975 next contest for fiction and poetry opens on April 15. Details HERE.

THE POETRY SOCIETY OF ENGLAND, funded by the National Arts Council, sponsors a number of competitions each year. Details HERE.


BLACKWATER INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL, 2017 Friday, August 4th – Monday, August 7th, County Cork Ireland. Workshops. Readings. (Members of the Blackwater Group are eligible to submit their work for the contest held in conjunction with the festival.) Facebook Page HERE



In honor of Derek Walcott who died a few days ago, the recommended read for this week is The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013.  Walcott first poem was published when he was fourteen and this book was published in his 84th year. Never more than now has the world needed the grace, wisdom and universality of his poetry. This is a must add to your poetry book collection.  It doesn’t include the epic Omeros, also recommended, but it does include some of his earlier work that I have not seen included elsewhere.

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