SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, News and Other Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE BeZINE submissions for the May 2017 issues (theme: Honesty and Transparency, the Post-truth Era) should be in by May 10th latest.  Publication date is May 15th. Poetry, essays,fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. Email submissions to bardogroup@gmail.com

GUERNICA, a magazine of global arts and politics welcomes submissions from writers and visual artists, emerging and established, including submissions of short-and-long form fiction, poetry, photography and video.  Details HERE.

HANGING LOOSE PRESS has published some 220 books and 107 issues of its magazine (“10,000 pages of poetry, prose, and art”) since the press was founded in 1966. Details including special submission guidelines for high school students HERE.

TEARS IN THE FENCE, an independent international literary magazine is a triannual British literary journal edited by David Caddy. It is often characterized as “a forward-looking magazine that is not afraid to take risks…. [and that] represents the cutting edge of modern poetry.” Submissions for Tears in the Fence Issue 66 are now being accepted for publication in summer 2017. The editors invite submissions of poetry, prose poems, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, translations, interviews and reviews and seek the unusual, perceptive, risk-taking as well as the imagistic, lived and visionary. Details HERE.

THE NEW VERSE NEWS presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. “Submission Guidelines: Send unpublished poems in the body of an email (NO ATTACHMENTS) to nvneditor[at]gmail.com. No simultaneous submissions. Use “Verse News Submission” as the subject line. Send a brief bio. No payment. Authors retain all rights after 1st-time appearance here. Scroll down the right sidebar for the fine print.” As always before submission, I suggest you review The New Verse News before submitting.

NIMROD, International Journal of Prose and Poetry is a publication of the University of Tulsa and welcomes submissions of “high-quality” poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction. Submission guidelines HERE.

PROLE PAMPHLET COMPETITION is look for collections of no more than 35 pages of poetry. The entry fee is £12 payable by PayPal or cheque. The winner will receive £50 and 15 copies of the pamphlet. Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunities Knock

TEARS IN THE FENCE, an independent international literary magazine announced the opening of its second flash fiction competition. Submissions welcome through 27th May 2017. First Prize of £200, Second Prize of £150 and Third Prize of £100. “The winners and other highly commended entries will be published in issue 66.”  Submission fees are: £5 for a single submission, £7.50 for two and £10 for three. Details HERE.

THE NIMROD 39TH LITERARY AWARDS (1) The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and (2) The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry are still open but you have to hop to it. The deadline is April 30.  The prizes are $2,000 and publication for fiction and $1,000 and publication for poetry. The entry fee is $20. Details HERE.

ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE for Fiction with IMPACT is open for submissions through December 31, 2017. a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.  The submission guidelines are quite detailed.


KUDOS

  • P.C. VANDALL for the publication of Romeo, Romeo, WTF? in the spring issue of The Mayaard
  • SHARON GARIEPY FRYE for being selected as the new writer in residence at the Writers Colony in Eureka Spings. Sharon’s most recent collection, Blue Lamentation, was just published and is available for purchase HERE. Sharon was featured on this site as American She-Poet #12. You can read her interview and sample her poems HERE.
  • REUBEN WOOLLEY for being invited to and attending the Marrakech 4th International Poetry Festival. You can sample Reuben’s collections and sample his poetry HERE.

EVENT

ASPEN SUMMER WORDS LITERARY FESTIVAL & WRITING RETREAT is “a program of the Harman-Eisner Program in the Arts, presents the Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival, a five-day celebration of words and ideas, now in its 34th year. This year’s festival flies under the banner “Crossroads: A Literary Intersection of the American South” … Details HERE.


NEWS AND INFORMATION

  • The ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY SCHOLARS, CRITICS AND WRITERS (ALSCW) announced today that the co-winners of the 2016 Meringoff Prize for Poetry: Gregory Fraser for Nothing But a Few Bare Trees and Matthew Buckley Smith for Object Permanence. The winning poems will be published in an upcoming issue of either Literary Matters or Literary Imagination. The winners will each also receive $1,000 and a commemorative plaque.
  • Robert M. Pirsig, Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintance died yesterday at 88 years. You can read his New York Times obit HERE.
  • USING HAIKU, more than 200 poets pay tribute to Obama, DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post

BONUS


The recommended read: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Left, right or center – American or not – it’s a must read.


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