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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE APPLE VALLEY REVIEW, A Journal of Contemporary Literature publishes a bi-annual zine (spring and fall) that accepts submissions of poetry, short fiction and essays on a year-round basis. Details HERE.

BLACK DANDY, a quarterly literary digest will debut later this year, publishing work “steeped in the long tradition of strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner.” Submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the August 2017 issue – themed Theatre –  closes at midnight PST on August 10th. Publication date is August 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music and theatre (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. No demographic restrictions. We would especially encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in theatre. Essays from theatre lovers on the impact of a specific show or the art in general on personal life or on culture in general are welcome, as is critique or historical perspective. Please keep in mind that we do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence. Special guest host is Richard Lingua, theatre aficionado, occasional actor and frequent lecturer. All submissions to Founding and Managing Editor, Jamie Dedes, bardogoup@gmail.com

THE CHAOS, Journal of Personal Narrative “is a new online literary journal of personal narrative. Personal narrative creates meaning and order from the chaos of life. It reveals who we are, who we want to be.” Personal narratives of 1,500 – 7,500 may be submitted at any time. Reading fee is $2 USD. Payment for published essay is $25 USD. Details HERE.

HEIGHTS MAGAZINES is a “New York City based literary magazine seeking poetry, flash fiction, and art/photography. We pay for all the submissions that we accept for publishing.” Submission guidelines HERE.

WORD FOUNTAIN, The Literary Magazine of the Osterhout Free Library has an open call for prose, poetry or a combination of the two for its Fall-Winter 2017 issue. Deadline: August 15. Global readership. Details HERE.

DIAPHANOUS PRESS,  a journal of literary and visual arts, submission period ends on August 31. This journal features poetry, fiction and visual and multi-media art. Details HERE.

PROFANE JOURNAL’s reading period will end on July 31. An annual print journal, Profane publishes poetry, essays and stories. Details HERE.

THE POETRY COMMUNITY, Original Contemporary Poetry from Poets Worldwide focuses on “original, thoughtful, sophisticated, mature, urbane, nuanced poetry that possesses depth and refinement.” Submission details HERE.

BETWEEN THE COASTS is an online publication interested in “stories [that] are written by people who live in the so-called red counties with particular focus on the ways in which national trends and policies shape local lives . . . Between Coasts tells stories from the flyover country, local journalism with a national outlook. We are especially interested in deeply reported narrative journalism. Coming issues will focus on these topics, broadly interpreted: Bake Sales, Drugs, Weapons, Work, Home, Incarceration. Go to our website betweencoasts.org for a better sense of what we’re up to.

PERSEPHONE’S DAUGHTERS a lit magazine dedicated to empowering women who have experienced various forms of abuse and degradation.  The magazine is now closed to submissions but is open for submissions to the site’s Sunday Stories and Film Fridays sections. Details HERE.

DOOR IS A JAR MAGAZINE is an online publication that features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and art work.  “We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Furthermore, we celebrate the diversity of our readers, artists and writers; no matter one’s social class, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, religion, gender, education or experience, we want to publish your work and we invite you to read our publications.” Details HERE.


CONTESTS

DOOR IS A JAR MAGAZINE (details above) honors two contributors that best represented the year’s submissions. Anyone who submits work to Door is a Jar Magazine has a chance at winning this award. Details HERE.

PROFANE JOURNAL hosts two annual prizes, nonfiction and fiction.  $1,000 awards and publication.  Details HERE. Deadline is July 31. 

THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Louise Louis / Emily F. Bourne Student Award, $250 “Endowed under the wills of Louise Louis Whitbread and Ruth M. Bourne, this prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem by a student in grades 9 through 12 from the United States. Teachers or administrators may submit an unlimited number of their students’ poems, one submission per student.  Entries must be postmarked between October 1 and December 22, 2017. Details HERE.

POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Book Awards for Publishers Deadline:  October 1, to December 22, 2017. Books must be submitted directly by publishers. Details HERE.


EVENTS

  • Livestream: Collections as Data, July 25:: the relevance, accessibility and other benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress is hosting a day-long livestreamed event that will feature case-studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections.  Where: facebook.com/libraryofcongress/  (This is a public site. You don’t have to be on Facebook to watch.
  • 17th U.S. Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Washington Convention Center. Where: facebook.com/libraryofcongress/  (This is a public site. You don’t have to be on Facebook to watch.
  • Rumble, hosted by Chicon Street Poets, July 24, Monday, Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th St. Austin, TX  78702 featuring Ashe Vernon, author of four collections o poetry Senior Editor for Persephone’s Daughters Literary magazine, and a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee.

COFFEE, TEA AND POETRY

featured this past week

Not My Mom’s Harvard Beets … Green Tea with Pomegranate … Featured Poet, Myra Schneider with her poem Root Vegetable Stew

The site is still very much in formative stages. Bare with me.  Suggestions welcome, Appreciation to all the new subscribers. 


KUDOS

  • Jessica Goodfellow on the publication of her latest poetry collection, Whiteout (University of Alaska Press, 2017). “When she was a toddler, Jessica Goodfellow’s twenty-two-year-old uncle, along with six other climbers from the 1967 Wilcox Expedition to Denali, was lost in an unprecedented ten-day storm blasting winds of up to three-hundred miles per hour. Just as North America’s highest peak is so massive that it has its own distinct weather system—changeable and perilous, subject to sudden whiteout conditions—a family whose loved one is irretrievably lost has a grief so blinding and vast that it also creates its own capricious internal weather, one that lasts for generations. Whiteout is Goodfellow’s account of growing up in this unnavigable and often unspoken-of climate of bereavement.
    ….. “Although her poems begin with a missing body, they are not an elegy. Instead, Goodfellow struggles with the absence of cultural ritual for the uncontainable loss of a beloved one whose body is never recovered and whose final story is unknowable. There is no solace here, no possible reconciliation. Instead, Whiteout is a defiant gaze into a storm that engulfs both the wildness of Alaska and of familial mourning.”
  • Sofia Kioroglou, poem PatientlyYours, Nietzsche poem published by The Poetry Community.
  • Paul Brookes, on the publication of The Headpoke And Firewedding, his second chapbook. He says, “My first was published in 1993. Twenty-four years is a long time between books. Seventeen of those years I have been married, and now enjoy a daughter and five grandkids. I also had full time jobs. I enjoy using my Nokia smartphone camera to take landscape and macro pictures. I’m fascinated by shapes nature creates in miniature. Also, by how the mining land that surrounds me has been landscaped, reinvented. All this features in my poetry too. My first chapbook was The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley ( Dearne Community Press, 1993) and features various characters talking about their town and how they live in it. The Headpoke And Firewedding contains sixteen full colour photos. It is a gander at imagination, imagining it as the making of a coal fire. It moves on to linger on the pagan festivals of June and July, and includes a transliteration of some Nordic trails into Yorkshire dialect, as I feel this holds close to the invader’s language. Also a version of the Anglo Saxon The Seafarer in modern Yorkshire dialect. I hope this does not deter you from reading it.”

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SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other New and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE BeZINE submissions for the July 2017 issue – themed Prison Culture/Restorative Justice – deadline July 10th latest. Publication date is July 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. No demographic restrictions. We would encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in the justice system and former youth “offenders.” Critique along with constructive suggestions or tested solutions and best practices are welcome. We do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence.

Heads-up on the August zine: The theme is Theatre. Deadline: August 10.

HADEAN PRESS publishes books, journals and pamphlets and since its founding in 2008 has focused on occult books, journals, and pamphlets in standard and hand-bound editions.  Details HERE.

DREAM POP JOURNAL, a quarterly published by Dream Pop Press features experimental writings. Beginning 2018 this press will open to chapbook submission “Dream Pop Press seeks to make space for non-narrative, linguistically inventive writing. We are interested in lyric memoir, cross-genre experimenters, fearless inventors, and poets who dream in made-up languages.” Submissions may incude poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art.  Details HERE.

PASSAGER BOOKS, “dedicate to writers over 50 and writers over 60, 70, 80, 90 … ,” publishes two journals a year. These include poetry, memoir, essay and short fiction.  Its 2018 Open Issue accepts submissions through September 15, 2017. There is a submission fee of $2. Details HERE.

THE MALAHAT REVIEW (CA) welcomes submission of poetry, fiction an creative nonfiction from writers and poets at all stages of career. Poetry guidelines are HERE.

THE LOW VALLEY REVIEW, a publication of NorthWest Arkansas Community College ” celebrates and amplifies the typically under-heard voices of writers and artists in community colleges nationwide. We represent the blended, sometimes gritty, perspectives of nontraditional students: the first-generation college student, the veteran back from service, the immigrant, the retiree taking a class for the pure love of learning. We will also publish work from the community college at large, including full-time instructors, adjunct lecturers, and staff.” This review accepts submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art from October through February. Details HERE.

GO WORLD TRAVEL for those who love to travel invites submission of travel articles up to 1,600. Pays $30 to $40 on publication. Details HERE.

THE SHALLOW ENDS publishes poetry and will re-open for submissions on September 1.  Details HERE.

BORROWED SOLACE, a new online publication, is interested in considering submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and artwork. “Borrowed Solace hopes to publish artful work that inspires readers to fall in love with language. They want stories, essays, and poems that invite readers to ask for more. They accept work in all genres and styles, but prefer pieces without excessive violence or erotica, unless it has a purpose.” Details HERE.

RED QUEEN MAGAZINE “named Red Queen after the Red Queen effect, a hypothesis which proposes that organisms must constantly adapt & evolve not only to get ahead, but to stay exactly where they are. We fight through literature to maintain ourselves; we write & we edit & we rewrite just to preserve our lives. We want work that has torn you apart & then saved you. Work that bleeds & then heals. Literature for you to consume, & literature that consumes you.” The focus now is work on the current political climate expressed in poetry, prose and art. Details HERE.

TETHERED BY LETTERS, A Nonprofit Literary Publisher and Writer’s Resource, publishes F(r)iction and welcomes submission year round. Of interest: short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and graphic stories or comics. This publication also sponsors annual contests. Look for future announcements.  Details HERE.

LIKELY RED, a new online publication that has published two issues to date pays its writers ($25 on acceptance) and welcomes submissions  of prose, poetry, photography, art year round.  Details HERE.

ARSENIKA is a journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction and “seeks marginalized voices. We work to uplift those outside the center and believe that identity is not the defining trait of a piece of work, but that unnameable quality that weaves through prose and poetry to give it its nuance.” Details HERE.

BLOOD & BURBON, a publication produced by storytellers for storytellers, has an open call-for-submissions for its Fall 2017 issue theme Death. appropriate submissions are non-fiction, fiction, poetry or black and white photography and “could be satire, speculative fiction, horror or some angle we haven’t even thought of.” Deadline is the end of August. Details HERE.

ONE PERSON’S TRASH, “a literary print journal [quarterly] with a web presence …. tells homeless stories” [through poetry, fiction, nonfiction and interviews] by homeless, formerly homeless, and people whose professional and personal lives intersect with the homeless.” Details HERE.

FOUR CHAMBERS PRESS is accepting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction manuscripts through July 31, 2017 deadline.  Details HERE.


CONTESTS

Opportunity Knocks

THE STANZA POETRY COMPETITION (UK) “is open exclusively to Poetry Society members (if you’re not a member join here) and who are also members of a Poetry Society Stanza. The theme for the 2017 competition is WALLS. Send up to two poems, max 40 lines per poem (not including title). Free entry. Closing date is Monday 11 September 2017 and the winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, Thursday 28 September 2017. Judge: Andy Croft.” Details HERE.

 PRESS 53 Award for Poetry 2018 competition is open for submissions through July 31. Winner receives a cash advance of $1000 and publication. There is a $30 reading fee. Details HERE.

2018 FAR HORIZONS AWARD FOR POETRY (CA) is not yet accepting submission watch The Malahat Review for updates. This is for poets who have not yet published a collection. Prize is $1,000 (CAD). The deadline is May 1, 2018. Entry fees vary. Submissions from outside of Canada are welcome. Details HERE.

THE POETRY CENTER sponsors three annual competitions: Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, The Paterson Poetry Prize, and The Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.  February 1, 2018 is the deadline for all.  Details HERE.

EVENTS

  • TONIGHT 8 pmFesta Junina (Brazilian music and traditional foods) in Berkeley, 8pm – 1 am. Hosted by Praganala and BrasArte at BrasArte, 1901 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • Poetry with Punch, Bradford Literature Festival, poetry, world affairs and politics, July 6, 7:30 – 10 p.m. More detail HERE.
  • 100,000 Poets for Change annual global event is scheduled for September 30.  Details HERE.
  • The BeZine 100,000 Poets for Change Virtual Event is scheduled for September 30.
  • Second Saturday @ Cyrus: featuring Omatara James and Gladys Henderson from 7:15-9:45 p.m. on July 8 Hosted by Matt Pasca and Omotara James at Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company, 1 Railroad Plz, Bay Shore, New York 11209
  • Legacy Conversations: Chris Abani and Norman Ellis hosted by Cave Canem from 7-9 p.m. n July 11th at the Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine 61 W. Superior St., Chicago, Illinois.
  • Second Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party from 2-9 p.m. on July 29. Hosted by and held at the National Museum of Mexican Art and Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine. 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL
  • Arte Folia: Preto No Branco (Artefolia Dance Company) from 7 -10 pm, August 27.  Hosted by Aninha Malandro at BrasArte, 1901 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

KUDOS

  • Publication of Michael Dickel’s: Breakfast at the End of Capitalism | Chapbook 
  • Since 2011, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, cofounded by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carion, have worked indefatigably to organize events around the world for peace, justice and sustainability. Now, they’ve also created a GLOBAL ACTION CALENDAR open to EVERYONE to post Creative Actions around the world.
  • Sonjia Beskin Mesher art honored by Halls Writing Forum, St. Edmunds Hall Oxford. One comment, “I think my favourite for this incredibly complex challenge is Sonja’s tiny, trembling moment of truth”
  • Paul Brookes (The Wombwell Rainbow) for his many publications and reblogs this month. Appropriate acknowlegement by other poets for this original and prolific poet.

OTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION


DISCLAIMER

Often information is just that information – and not necessarily recommendation. I haven’t worked with all the publications featured in Sunday Announcements or elsewhere on this site. Awards and contests are often a means to generate income and publicity for the host organizations, some of which are more reputable than others. I am homebound due to disability and no longer attend events. Please be sure to verify information for yourself before submitting work, buying products or paying fees, or attending events et al.


ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Competitions, Events and Other News and Information

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

THE TISHMAN REVIEW is a literary magazine that publishes four times a year with a current call for submission open for the October issue. Submissions of short stories, micro and flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, book reviews, craft essays and art are welcome. “The Tishman Review pays all of our text contributors, according to the genre. Poems are paid on a sliding scale between $10 and $25 per poem. Creative nonfiction and fiction is paid a minimum of $10.00 for a piece under 1000 words and for a piece over 1000 words at .01 cents per word. Craft talk articles are paid at .01 cents per word.  While we realize this is a small payment, our hope is (with continued support and growth) to be able to increase the amount we pay.” Deadline September 15 for October issue. Details HERE.

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS “is the annual literary journal of Haunted Waters Press. Featuring works of prose and poetry, the journal is released in both print and digital formats in the fall of each year. Described as ‘one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,’ From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. We offer contributors several paths to publication.” Reading periods vary. Payment is 1¢ (US) a word or fiction and $20 a poem. Calendar and other details HERE.

THE ARTIST UNLEASHED seeks feature articles to inspire writers and other artists. These should be based on your experience. Pay $0.015 AUD per word. Details HERE.

LITERARY MAMA, writing about the many faces of motherhood welcomes submissions that are “rooted and inspired by the experience of motherhood.” Themes change monthly. Literary Mama publishes blog posts, book reviews, columns, creative nonfiction and essays, fiction, literary reflections, poetry, photography and profiles and interviews. General guidelines are HERE. Poetry guidelines are HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the July 2017 issue – themed Prison Culture/Restorative Justice – should be in by July 10th latest.  Publication date is July 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. No demographic restrictions. We would encourage submissions from people who are involved one way or the other in the justice system and former youth “offenders.” Critique along with constructive suggestions or tested solutions and best practices are welcome. We do not publish anything that promotes hate or violence. Heads-up on August: The theme is Theatre. Deadline: August 10.

BLACK HEART MAGAZINE, We Heart Art will begin reviewing submissions in August for its anti-gun anthology. “In the wake of only our latest most-deadly shooting here in the U.S. – the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting that left 50 dead and more wounded – we feel it’s time to take action. No more “thoughts and prayers.” No more fuzzy sentiments. No more excuses. No more bullshit. We’re looking for stories to include in an Anti-Gun anthology, which will wholly benefit the Gun Control Lobby. (See Everytown for Gun Safety for more info on our proposed beneficiary.)” Black Heart Magazine publishes poems, short stories, essays and narrative nonfiction  Deadline for the next issue is July 31.  Details for the magazine and the anthology are HERE.

SLICE magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Details HEREIt’s current reading period for issue #20 closes on August 1.

THE WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL (John Hopkins University Press) “welcomes submissions on all aspects of Wallace Stevens’ poetry and life. Articles range from interpretive criticism of his poetry and essays to comparisons with other writers, from biographical and contextual studies to more theoretically informed reflections. Also welcome are previously unpublished primary or archival material and photographs, proposals for guest-edited special issues, as well as original Stevens-inspired artistic and creative works.”  Details HERE.

PLOUGHSHARES AT EMERSON COLLEGE Look-to series seeks essays about underappreciated or overlooked writers. “The Look2 essay should take stock of a writer’s entire oeuvre with the goal of bringing critical attention to the neglected writer and his or her relevance to a contemporary audience. Examples of such essays include Stewart O’Nan’s piece on Richard YatesJoan Acocella on Sybille BedfordGore Vidal on Dawn Powell, and Ploughshares’ DeWitt Henry on Brian Moore. The writer can be living or dead and from anywhere in the world (if there are good English translations available). Essays should make note of biographical details that are pertinent to the writer’s work.” Look2 essay queries may be submitted between June 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017 and the guidelines are HERE.


CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS

Opportunity Knocks

HAUNTED WATERS PRESS annual Fiction and Poetry Open will close on the 30th. $10 reading fee. Grand prize is $250 and publication. Details HERE.

THE TISHMAN REVIEW 2017 Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize is open to poets worldwide. The call for submissions opens on October 1 and closes on November 15. $15 reading fee per submission. First place wins $500 and publication in the January 2018 issue of The Tishman Review. Second place wins $100 and Honorable Mention wins $50. Details HERE.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR THE BOOK and UNO PRESS “is accepting previously unpublished submissions of book-length fiction, novels or short-story collections. The winning author will receive a $1000 dollar advance and a contract to publish with UNO Press. The selected manuscript will be promoted by The Publishing Laboratory at the University of New Orleans, an institute that seeks to bring innovative publicity and broad distribution to first-time authors. We read submissions from April 5th to August 15th. Abram Shalom Himelstein is the editor-in-chief at UNO Press. Submission guidelines HERE.

THE 2017 BARBARA MANDIGO KELLY PEACE POETRY AWARDS “is an annual serious of awards to encourage  poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” The three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 and under. The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English. Deadline: July 1, 2017. Cash awards. Entry fees. Details HERE.


EVENT/S

SPLIT THIS ROCK Calling poets to a greater role in public life and fostering a national network of socially engaged poets “invites proposals for workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, and themed group readings for the Sixth Biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival, scheduled for April 19-21, 2018, in Washington, DC. The festival, celebrating the tenth anniversary of Split This Rock, will feature Kwame Dawes and Solmaz Sharif!” Details HERE.


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 HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 

to all the dads and to the moms, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and older siblings who serve as loving surrogate dads for those who abandoned or have been lost.


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ABOUT THE POET BY DAY

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

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity Knocks

SONDER REVIEW publishes biannually in print and online and considers submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, art, interviews and reviews.Rolling deadline. This review also offers editorial services. Details HERE.

HAUNTED WATER PRESS, from the depths, publishes fiction, flash fiction and poetry.  Detailed submission calendar and submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the July 2017 issues (theme: Environmental Justice/Climate Change: Farming and Access to Water) should be in by July 10th latest.  Publication date is July 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. No demographic restrictions. (Apologies: Last weeks the incorrect date was provided for this theme and issue.  Any submission in line with this theme will still be considered for publication.)

THE FLEXIBLE PERSONA, a literary magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry biannually. August 31 is the deadline for creative flash nonfiction and flash fiction.  Submission guidelines are HERE.

Jewish Fiction .net “publishes only literary fiction (short stories and excerpts from novels). We consider work that is either written in English or translated into English from another language, as long as it has not yet been published in English, either in print or online … Submissions should be neither as short as flash fiction nor longer than 6,000 words…” Rolling submission policy.  Details HERE.

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FAIRY TALE REVIEW, a yearly publication of Wayne State University, features “poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel—mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.” Submissions to its digital platform are open at this writing. Details HERE.

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HARPER COLLINS accepts manuscript submissions for its romance imprints, Avon Impluse and Harper Legend. Details HERE.

CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS

THE SONDER PRESS ALL FICTION CHAPBOOK COMPETITION is open for submissions through August 31. The award is $300 and ten printed copies.  There is a $10 entry fee. Details HERE.

THE 2017 BARBARA MANDIGO KELLY PEACE POETRY AWARDS “is an annual serious of awards to encourage  poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” The three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 and under. The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English. Deadline: July 1, 2017. Cash awards. Entry fees. Details HERE.

FAIRYTALE REVIEW, a yearly publication of Wayne State University, 2017 Poetry and Prose Awards close on July 15. $10 entry fee. Details HERE.

SLAMBASSADORS, The Poetry Society, 2017 UK National Championship Competition closes 30 September. Details HERE.

DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE 2018 Call for submissions is open through June 30, 2017. This award is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. “The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement.” Details HERE.

LEIF AND INGER SJOBERG AWARD to encourage translation of Scandinavian literature is open through June 15, deadline. $2,000 award is given “to the best English translation of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author in Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish after 1800.” Details HERE.

LEDBURY POETRY COMPETITION 2017 is open through 13 July 2017. Details HERE.


EVENTS

LEDBURY POETRY FESTIVAL (UK)  runs from 30 June- 9 July 2017. Details and booking HERE.

HILL-STEAD MUSEUM (Connecticut) its 25th Sunken Garden Poetry Festival beginning on June 20 with Billy Collins. Details and calendar are HERE.


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