Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award

Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers Deadline: February 28, 2018 1st place wins $2,500 color, publication in Glimmer Train and 10 copies. 2nd place wins $500, or if chosen for publication, $700. 3rd place wins $300, or if chosen for publication, $700. (All submissions are considered for publication.) Open only to emerging writers […]

Taleamor Park Artists’ Residency Opportunity

March 9 is the preferential due date to apply for the limited number of fee-remission assistantships at Taleamor Park artists’ residency. Taleamor Park offers two-week and longer residencies in an 1854 Italianate farmhouse on a scenic farm near Chicago and Lake Michigan. Residents live in a lovely 1854 Italianate farmhouse that has four private air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, a laundry room, two common rooms, a library, a writing nook, […]

MALS/IDS Student Assistant II Listing

MALS/IDS Communications Assistant (Student Assistant II), updated Feb. 2018 General Summary:  Student Assistant II is responsible for assisting with projects, basic office duties (i.e. typing, filing, photocopying, answering phones, etc.), providing customer service, and assisting department staff. Major projects include assisting with production and publication of annual newsletter and program marketing pieces. Some attendance at […]

Rose Metal Press’s “Monster Portraits” NYT Book Review!

Good news from Kathleen Rooney, who reports that: “Rose Metal Press’s latest book, MONSTER PORTRAITS, has just been reviewed in the NY Times Book Review:   “We’ve been around since 2006, and we are regularly reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, etc but this is our first time–in 12 years!– in the NYTBR.” […]

Call for Submissions: The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship

The Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship To support a debut book of creative nonfiction. $10,000 stipend, housing, and an editorial fellowship with the Oxford American toward a nine-month residency in Central Arkansas. The OA, a quarterly magazine dedicated to documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South, has helped launch and sustain the […]

Manzano Mountain Review Call for Submissions

Manzano Mountain Review seeks submissions Manzano Mountain Review is an online literary journal based in New Mexico seeking submissions for its second issue. We like writing that is honest, gritty, vulnerable. Give us plot, but not too much. We want characters like us—complicated, flawed, human. Discomfort us. Provoke awe. Melt our brains. The theme for Issue No. […]

The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Call for Submissions

Announcing the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk Prize, Sponsored by the Inlandia Institute One National and one Regional Winner will each be awarded $1000 and book publication, and additional books may be chosen for publication by the editors. The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously […]

BSB Launch Party Chicago Tribune Article

Thanks to everyone who made it out to last night’s Big Shoulders Books Write Your Heart Out launch party! For those interested, here is the link to today’s coverage of the book!

Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

Established in 2011 with the aim of supporting outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and bringing their work to a national stage, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry awards $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions to a poet residing in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Selected from a small number of […]

Upcoming Calls for Submissions!

Valentine’s Poetry Write a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be funny or it can be serious. Cash prize. Deadline tomorrow! Feb 14th 5-7-5 Valentine Write a poem for a Valentine. It should only have three lines. The first line has […]

Epiphany Magazine’s Breakout 8 Writers Prize

The Breakout 8 Writers Prize (Deadline: February 15) The Breakout 8 Writers Prize is a new award for student writers. Eight winners will recieve: -Publication in the Epiphany Breakout 8 Special Issue -A year-long mentorship with Epiphany Editor-in-Chief  and National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill -a $250 cash prize -a featured interview […]