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Saturday, October 16, 2021

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing seeks short comedic plays from female-identified playwrights for publication

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Coordinated by
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu of Pace University
Publisher TBA

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version.

Submissions from the United States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator. The volume will have 10-12 comedies.

1. the play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has prescribed laughter),

2. the script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the volume is coordinated/commissioned via an organization dedicated to womxn playwrights exclusively),

3. the script must be short, i.e., no longer than 20-30 pages (because I, like you, crave for comedic essence),

4. the script must be composed during “the longest year of our lives,” or how I call 2020-21 (because the intention is to see how womxn have used laughter as a coping mechanism during the pandemic),

5. hence, it can be realistic, symbolic, absurd: you choose, you are free! It could have had a reading, two readings, or 1,000 readings on Zoom.

6. Our main goal is to see how we understand and produce comedy worldwide and how we tap into our creative resources to deal with the trauma of a pandemic via mild to strong laughs.

Submit your piece by New Year’s Eve of 2021 to fflorescu@pace.edu

with the subject line “Thalia’s Daughters.” The process of reading, evaluating, and making a decision will commence with a good wine, a great laughter, and a chance to see womxn in their full, vibrant potential. Info about the publisher and how to devise our own apotropaic masks will be announced at a later date.

About the coordinator: Catalina Florina Florescu was born in Romania, earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, and lives on the East Coast of the U.S. She has published and/or edited 8 books on immigration, hospitalization/health, motherhood, and more. She teaches at Pace in New York. She organizes a festival of new plays and is the coordinator for “Voices,” an international festival of plays both organized by JCTC. Her CV and other info can be found here: http://www.catalinaflorescu.com/

May Θαλεια bless and guide our journey!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Hominum Journal submissions open

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No deadline given

At Hominum Journal, we see the writer and the body as indivisible. Beyond the anatomy of narrative, we believe that there is language deep within our bone marrow and muscle tissue. A language that reconciles the mind/body/spirit divide. A language that, when pushed beyond the physical, has the power to challenge, heal, and embody.

All submissions should be emailed to hominumjournal@gmail.com, with the subject line "GENRE-FIRST AND LAST NAME". Please include your submission as an attachment (.pdf, doc(x), or.rtf) along with a brief third-person biography. Cover letters are appreciated. Unless a submission is withdrawn, we ask that you do not submit more than once per reading period.

We appreciate standard conventions, i.e. 12-point Times New Roman or Garamond font. Prose should be double-spaced and poetry single-spaced. However, if deviating from these standards is integral to the artistic integrity of the piece, then by all means do so.

We ask for first North American publishing rights and archival rights on all submissions. All rights revert back to the author upon publication, but we do ask that you mention us in future reprints.


Simultaneous submissions are accepted on the condition that it is acknowledged in the cover letter and we are notified immediately if this work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work unless solicited.

​OTHER: We are open to receiving other genres of the literary arts, including (but not limited to) hybrid pieces, one-act plays, screenplays, and songwriting. Guidelines for these submissions vary, so if you're unsure drop us an email or just send it along!

POETRY: Please include up to 5 poems per submission. There is no word or page limit.

FICTION: Please include up to 3 pieces per submission, with no more than 10,000 words total.

NONFICTION: Please include up to 3 pieces per submission, with no more than 10,000 words total.

VISUAL ARTS: We consider visual artwork for each issue. Please include up to 5 pieces of any medium (painting, photography, digital media, etc.), alongside an artist's statement of around 200 words.


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Publishing Grant 2021

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 9:00 AM EDT

APPLICATION FORM

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a publishing grant to authors of fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.

Deadline: Our Fall Grant cycle is currently open and ends on November 15, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00

Eligibility: Authors in fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. The applicant must be the originator of the written material.
Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted. Such as:
  • Course Reduction (if you're a Teacher/Professor)
  • Salary Replacement
  • Living Expenses
  • Research Expenses
Writers applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project.

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation Selection and Executive Committees. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

Creativity, originality, ideas and concepts, writing style

Importance of the Project/Cultural Relevance

Promise of future achievements in writing

Application Requirements:

Up to and no more than a 15 page PDF of the work, for the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee to download and read.

A letter of intent from the publisher with a date of planned publication, if no publisher is assigned, Café Royal Cultural Foundation may work with writer to help find a publisher.

A short description of the project.

A short author biography of the person(s) involved.

List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00

Grant Applications:

As of 2021 our grant submission platform has been moved to Submittable. If you are unfamiliar with how to apply using Submittable, here are some helpful points:.

You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit to these forms.

You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.

If you need to make changes to your form, please withdraw your submission and resubmit.

If anything changes with the information you submitted, please request to edit the submission

Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.

We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to whitelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable Account regularly. Check out the Submitter Resource Center or reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions here.

We accept applications all year round, to view our submission dates in our Grant Schedule.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime. Good Luck!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Caribbean Writer seeks one-act plays on the theme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 36 under the 2021 theme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations. As history meets our day to day experiences, epiphanies unfold; and as we self-interrogate the disruption motifs in many of these illuminations, the roots of prevailing disruptions emerge, complicated by disguise. Submissions exploring this theme in its widest permutations are invited.

Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. 

The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Prospective authors should submit all creative works: drama, fiction and poetry manuscripts, through the online portal ONLY at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission

Submit Word files only (no PDFs) . Note that TCW no longer accepts hardcopy submissions.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Individuals may submit poems (3 maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics as well as on the theme. The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The term “previously published” covers print and electronic publication —including on social media platforms, and self-published items. The Caribbean Writer does not accept simultaneous submissions (items being considered for publication elsewhere). The prospective author should provide contact information including mailing address, phone number, any professional affiliations, brief biographical information (no more than 100 words and such as appears under the “Contributors” section of the journal). In the event that the author’s contact information changes, all updates should be made by the author by logging into the online account.

Before submitting, submitter should carefully edit and proofread the manuscript, adhering to publication-ready details, as well as standards of proofreading such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting and consistent language, along with the elimination of typographical errors, and with focus on the overall quality of the work.

The Caribbean Writer is a refereed journal. There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal. All submissions undergo an initial blind review by the editor. Creative works, such as fiction, poetry and drama, after editorial review, are advanced by the editor to the double-blind peer review process. In this process, both the reviewers’ and authors’ identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa throughout the review process.

Artists interested in having their artwork considered for use by TCW should submit electronic files in vertical format as PNG or JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. The journal also accepts black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.). The journal does not accept graphic poetry or narratives.

SUBMISSION WINDOW

Submissions are accepted from January 10 to December 31 each year and are considered for the journal that will be published the following year. (In other words, volume 36 will be published in 2022 and entries submitted between January 10 and December 31 of 2021 will be considered for volume 36. The deadline for submissions each year is December 31. Submit Word files at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission/


Literary Prizes

All submissions are eligible for the following prizes:
  • The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize of $400 awarded to a writer for best short fiction. Donated by the St. Croix Avis Newspaper
  • The Daily News Prize of $500 awarded to a resident of the US Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands.
  • The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize of $500 awarded to a new or emerging writer. Donated by Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as the editor of The Caribbean Writer from 2003 – 2008.
  • The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize of $500 awarded to a Caribbean author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. Donated by former Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. in honor of Cecile de Jongh’s abiding commitment to literacy in the territory, especially among the young people of the Virgin Islands..
  • The Vincent Cooper Literary Prize of $300 awarded to a Caribbean author for exemplary writing in Caribbean Nation Language (Kamau Brathwaite). Donated by Professor Vincent Cooper, PhD.
For more information, contact The Caribbean Writer at thecaribbeanwriter@uvi.edu

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology

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Deadline: October 15, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology of writing by trans and non binary playwrights of 5-10 minute plays that reflects trans and non binary perspectives for possible publication in a volume edited by Joan Lipkin and Jon Fraser. 

We would accept an excerpt from a longer piece that stands well on its own.

Include a brief bio of the author, where, if applicable the play has been performed, and a synopsis of the play. Various aesthetics are welcomed. We are not only looking for realism.

We only accept pieces for which the artist owns copyrights, if previously published, and can reprint without charge or penalty.

All playwrights will retain the rights to their work.

All submissions will be read multiple times, including by a diverse LGBTQ+ committee.

An honorarium will be provided.

Submissions sent to: Thatuppitytheatrecompany@gmail.com

Friday, October 1, 2021

The Furious Gazelle’s 2021 Halloween writing contest

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Deadline: October 1, 2021

Submit your entry as an attachment to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com.

The contest is free to enter.

The first-place winner will receive $50. Runners up will receive publication and a $5 honorarium.

Send us your Halloween-themed poetry, fiction, short plays, and creative non-fiction as an attachment to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com, and put “Halloween contest + [your name]” in your subject line.

Each writer can submit either one short story (max 4,000 words) or up to three shorter pieces (any combination of flash pieces / poems is ok as long as they don’t exceed 3 submissions). Poems shouldn’t exceed one page; flash pieces should be capped at 1,500 words each.

Please direct any questions to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com with “QUESTION” in your subject line.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

College of Saint Mary seeks one-act plays

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Deadline: September 13, 2021

College of Saint Mary is accepting one act play submissions for the New Works Initiative.

The selected script will be published in the 2022 edition of The Saint Mary’s Review. The playwright of the selected script will receive a $250 guest lecture stipend and will join the cast via Zoom for table work. The winning script will receive a staged reading in Spring of 2022. The staged reading will be performed live and also recorded for digital release.

Spring 2022 – College of Saint Mary – One Act Play Theme:

The College of Saint Mary seeks one act plays with an emphasis on code switching. Code switching is a broad term, please feel free to approach the topic as you see fit. We are particularly interested in scripts that incorporate more than one language, with an emphasis on the inclusion of Spanish. Scripts may address any theme as long as code switching is utilized.

Guidelines for Submission:
  • For full consideration, one act scripts must be submitted before Sunday, September 13, 2021
  • Only one script per playwright will be accepted.
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM Mission.
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this year’s Call for Plays (Code Switching.)

Formatting:
  • The script must provide a character breakdown.
  • The script must provide a brief description of the setting.
  • The script must be unpublished.
  • The script must not have previously received a fully-mounted production.

Script Parameters:

To best serve College of Saint Mary’s entirely female undergraduate population, we are seeking scripts that can be produced with an all-female cast.

Only one-act plays are being accepted.

Estimated production run time should be 90 minutes or less.

Selection:
  • Submissions will be vetted by a small committee of CSM faculty, students, and staff.
  • The winner will be announced in Fall 2021.

How and Where to Submit:

• Script and Title Page must be submitted to: sklocke@csm.edu 
  • Subject Line (New Works Initiative)
  • No other forms of submission will be accepted.

Script:
  • Must be in 1 File
  • Must include: Play title, cast list, and setting description
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM Mission.
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this year’s Call for Plays (Code Switching.)

• Title Page:

o Must include: Name, Address, Email, and Phone Number


Please forward all questions to:

Sarah Klocke, MFA
Associate Professor
Program Director for Theatre and Communication College of Saint Mary
7000 Marcy Rd / Omaha, NE 68106

sklocke@csm.edu

Office Phone: 402-399-2619

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press

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Deadline: none provided

SUBMISSION FORM

We’re proud to announce a new monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press!

Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on or by the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions will always be the last day of the month. All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $20.00 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of August 2021 is: a confrontation between a person and a cockroach.

Best of luck!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Furious Gazelle submission guidelines

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Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.


We consider short fiction, micro fiction, poetry, short plays, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction.

LENGTH:

Poetry – please submit no more than 5 pages of poetry at a time.

Prose (fiction and nonfiction) – up to 7,000 words. (If submitting flash, please submit no more than 5 individual pieces at a time.)

Plays – please submit no more than 20 pages at a time.


FORMATTING:

Please submit your work as .doc, .docx or .pdf files. We’re flexible on formatting as long as your formatting is clear and easy to read. Please do not paste your story into the body of an e-mail.

Also, please note if you have special formatting as it sometimes does not display correctly in Word. This way we can check with you if something looks incorrect. I.e. if your poem about whales is in the shape of a whale, tell us.

Plays should be in standard play format.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send your work to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com following the formatting and length guidelines listed above. If you don’t, we’ll find you. And make you.

Just kidding. But we are angry.

Monday, July 26, 2021

CALL FOR PLAY SUBMISSIONS: DRAMA IN THE TIME OF COVID—AN ANTHOLOGY

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

Close to 8 million people worldwide have contracted Covid-19. 1 million have died. In the United States alone, over 200,000 have succumbed to this deadly virus, and counting. With no end to the pandemic in sight, the “new normal” involves lockdowns, social distancing, face masks, fear, and political strife.

More than any other creative genre, drama has suffered the hardest during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the closure of theaters worldwide as in plagues of the past, playhouses have been forced to find new ways to reproduce the magic of live theater by going virtual. For smaller venues lacking the resources, many have closed temporarily or permanently shuttered. For playwrights, this reality translates to fewer opportunities to showcase their work, and the virus places in peril the future of live theater and new works.

We seek an anthology to showcase works by playwrights examining Covid-19 in all its permutations. 

We are looking for dramatic works (short plays, performance pieces, monologues, etc.) from diverse playwrights worldwide that speak to the deaths, isolation, social, political, and economic upheaval that have followed in the wake of this pandemic. 

The anthology will be published by FlowerSong Press (https://www.flowersongpress.com/) in Spring 2022.

To submit, send new and un-produced scripts as attachments of no more than 25 pages to covidanthology@gmail.com by August 1, 2021. Include a 50-75 word 3rd-person bio in the body of your email. Plays that have had readings or workshops are acceptable. Format scripts as Microsoft Word or PDF documents only, and include a title page with contact information. Simultaneous submissions are okay but please notify us asap if accepted elsewhere. All accepted playwrights will receive a copy of the anthology upon publication.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Fleas on the Dog seeking short plays for publication

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

Fleas on the Dog writes:

We are looking for plays  up to 5000 words, but are flexible about this. We can be contacted at editors@fleasonthedog.com 

Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site your teacher warned you about is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. See our Guidelines for details. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. Runs June 1 to 30.

ONLINE PUBLISHING GUIDELINES 

There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction/Nonfiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

Include the genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. Submit to only one category per issue. If you have been published by us please do not resubmit for six months unless solicited. We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Friday, June 25, 2021

Molecule seeks short work

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Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please!

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work.

How should I send my work?

Send submissions in the body of the email or as an attachment to moleculetinylitmag@gmail.com along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces.

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us?

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We are open for submissions for our Fall 2021 Issue from June 1st to July 15th. Replies will be sent by August 15th.

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our [forthcoming] print and online issue) and non-exclusive electronic and archival rights (so we keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

ryga open for submissions

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

ryga welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry, prose and short plays from emerging writers. Writers interested in submitting must have no more than three previous publications in other journals or magazines, and must not have published any book-length works to date.

Our reading period is May 1 – August 1 of each year. Submissions received outside of this timeframe will not be considered.

Submit your work by email to rygaeditor@okanagan.bc.ca. Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Include a cover letter in the body of the email with your name, email address, date of submission, and the title(s) of your piece(s). You may also include a short bio (no more than 100 words). 
  • Attach your piece(s) as a single document in .doc or .rtf format
  • Poetry should be single-spaced. Prose and plays should be double-spaced.
  • A standard, readable font should be used, in 12-point type.
  • Each page should be numbered and include the author’s name and the title of the piece in the header.
  • Prose and play manuscripts must not exceed 6,000 words, and should indicate a word count on the first page.We will strive to respond to your submission within four weeks, but our response time will vary according to the volume of submissions. Please don’t contact us about the status of your submission unless you haven’t heard from us for two months.

If your work is accepted, ryga buys First North American serial rights and non-exclusive WWW rights. Payment is $50.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Courtship of Winds seeks short verse & one-act plays

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No deadline given



The Courtship of Winds publishes poetry, fiction, short dramatic pieces...

We are interested in short verse plays and one-act plays.

We accept submissions throughout the year. Please read the guidelines for the specific type of work you are submitting. Please do not submit work in a particular genre more than once in a six-month period.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided the author immediately withdraws any work accepted elsewhere. Courtship does not publish previously published work.

You should expect a response within six months. We regret that we cannot currently pay for accepted work.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Quince Magazine seeks work for Issue Four

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Deadline: June 14, 2021

QUINCE magazine is currently accepting submissions for ISSUE FOUR on the theme of ARRIVALS in the following categories: poetry, fiction, visual arts, photography, film, life, writing, scripts. Please read the submissions guidelines for details.

A note on the theme
The movement away from winter and towards spring heralds new ARRIVALS. In the natural world (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) this looks like greenery sprouting through the snow, flower buds winking awake, young animals discovering the world for the first time. ARRIVALS also suggests the idea of something - an action, a cycle? - finally completed. There are less abstract ways of interpreting this theme - the arrivals lounge, the arrival of a person in our lives, the arrival of a dream/wish come true. There are so many ways to envision this theme - be bold, specific and send your best!


Submissions Guidelines:

Poetry - submit up to five poems
Fiction - 3000 word upper limit
Visual Art/Photography - up to five images (photo essays welcome)
Film - 1 short film (1-20 minutes)
Life Writing - 3000 word upper limit
Scripts - 10 pages/minutes, extracts from a full-length work are acceptable but should work on their own.

Email submissions@quincemag.com with the name of the issue in all caps, followed by the catergory/ies of submissions eg. ARRIVALS - Poetry, Fiction


For VISUAL ARTS and PHOTOGRAPHY attach images as jpegs to email. Do not paste into Word documents.


For FILM submissions send either a youtube or vimeo link to your short film. Do not embed into the email.


Please include a short bio (under 50 words) in the body of the email.


Please do not submit work in PDF format. Do not use Google docs.


Please do adhere to the word/page count limits.


Only submit original, unpublished work.


Simultaneous submissions are welcome - please inform us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.


The theme is open to interpretation and experimental approaches are encouraged.


The magazine's decisions are final.


Unfortunately Quince Magazine is unable to pay contributors.


The deadline for submissions for Issue Four is 11.59pm, Monday 14th June 2021.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Christopher Hewitt Award 2021

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Deadline: June 15, 2021

Magazine is currently accepting entries for the eighth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prize: $75
Entry fee: None
Submission deadline: June 15, 2021
Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Philip F. Clark
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Jay Vithalani
Drama: Bruce Ward

Publication: Winners and named runners-up will be published in upcoming issues of A&U.

How to Submit: Email Word (.doc or .docx files) of your work to Managing Editor Chael Needle by emailing chaelneedle [at] mac [dot] com. Please indicate in the subject line that your submission is for the Christopher Hewitt Award; include your name and genre in the subject line as well. Your name or any other personal identifying information should not appear on your manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, but please submit each separately.
Guidelines: All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Writers may submit more than one work.

Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,200 words or fewer, double-spaced. Reasonable exceptions will be considered.

Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play (1,400-1,600 words, no more than ten pages, Dramatists Guild format). For drama excerpts, include, on a separate page, a synopsis and a full cast of characters.

We reserve the right to excerpt longer pieces for print, in consultation with the author; works in their entirety will be printed on the web.

Rights: We secure first North American serial rights and electronic archival rights (posting on the Web and in digital issues).

If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

TYPE! submission guidelines

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Thank you for considering sharing your work. TYPE! is free to read so although we cannot pay for submissions or chosen work, we will work with authors to promote the piece and their other writing. We also require written confirmation that submissions are original work.

Please note – due to the high number of submissions we receive we will only respond to those we wish to publish, however we do read EVERY submission. Submission also carries no guarantee of inclusion or feedback.

#RuleOfSix - Tell us a story in six words
Fiction - 1,000 words or fewer
Flash Fiction - 400 words or fewer
Poetry - 200 words or fewer
Micro-plays - 1-2 pages long
Micro-films - 1-2 pages long

If you have work you would like to submit that is not listed here, please get in touch and we may accept it!

Please send in your writing via the submission form.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

REVIEW AMERICANA submission guidelines

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Our reading period for spring is January through June with the spring edition decision and publication coming in late June/early July. 

Our reading period for fall is July through December with the fall edition decision and publication coming late December/early January.

If you would like to submit to Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal, send an
explanatory email that includes your name and contact information to editor@americanpopularculture.com

Attach your submission to that email.

We publish a spring edition in late June/early July and a fall edition in late December/early January. Your work will be considered for the next available issue.

A note on reading times: We publish twice a year. 

Please conform to the following guidelines:

1) We consider poems, short fiction, short screenplays, short plays, creative nonfiction, essays about the art of creative writing, and essays about the teaching of creative writing.
2) We prefer no simultaneous submissions. If your work is under consideration elsewhere, please let us know. If it is accepted for publication elsewhere, please let us know that as well.
3) We do not consider multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard from us regarding your previous submission before you submit again. Poets may submit up to four poems. All other authors should submit only one work.
4 ) We only consider previously unpublished work.
5) We do not publish profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work.
6) All work submitted to any publication or contest at Americana is reviewed blindly. Please do not include your name on the submission. If you do, we will remove it before it is sent out for review.
7) American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.
8) We ask for First American Serial Rights for one month after publication. After that, rights revert back to the author.
9) We don't pay for publication, and we don't charge reading fees.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Feels Blind Literary seeks plays

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Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Free submission days only will be on the 15th of each month

Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #6 are open until June 1st, 2021 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Please put in the subject line the category to which you are submitting and include a short bio written in the third person. Please be certain your name does not appear anywhere on your submission document, however. All submissions also will be considered for a print anthology featuring work from our first five issues.

While we are adamant about not charging a submission fee, as we feel this creates a barrier in terms of who can submit and how often, free submission days only will be on the 15th of each month for this reading period. 

Here's why- we've noticed many literary magazines and organizations expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement over the past week and we've been considering how to do the same. Feels Blind Literary is committed to speaking out against social and environmental injustice, police brutality, and unconstitutional attacks on our free press. With that being said, we didn't feel just saying we're committed to these causes was enough. Rather, we knew we needed to demonstrate that commitment in tangible and monetary ways, both by continuing to elevate marginalized voices in the work that we publish and by raising money for causes we believe will help directly combat racism in this country.

As such, all submissions must include a $3 submission fee through the donation tab on our website. A portion of the fees for this reading period will go directly to STORY or the Richmond Community Bail Fund, two organizations that are very important to us. STORY provides tutoring and mentoring to children living in public housing in Hopewell, VA, including various arts programs and the Girls Who Code program. The Richmond Community Bail Fund helps eliminate the barrier to social justice created by the cash bail system. Please indicate in your submission, however, if you have a preference for where you would like your submission fee to go. Additionally, if you include a $10 donation, we will guarantee a 2-week or less response time to your work.

We hope other literary magazines and organizations will follow a similar model. We can offer words of support, but even as writers we recognize words too often fall short. When we say we're in this together, everything we do needs to be in direct service to this sentiment.

To all of those protesting, thank you. Please stay safe out there. <3 #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforahmaud #MarcusAlert #blacklivesmatter

Submission Details

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but immediately withdraw you work if it is accepted elsewhere.

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

Please do not submit more than one entry per reading period.

We will do our best to respond to each submission within 60 days. If 60 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner.

Short Fiction: Send one story up to 6000 words.

Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words.

Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 6000 words.

Plays: Send one one-act play up to 15 pages.

Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Drama in the Time of Covid—An Anthology

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

We seek an anthology to showcase works by playwrights examining Covid-19 in all its permutations. We are looking for short plays and monologues from diverse playwrights worldwide who have something to say about the current pandemic. The anthology will be published by FlowerSong Press in Spring 2022.

To submit, send new and un-produced scripts as attachments of no more than 25 pages to covidanthology@gmail.com by August 1, 2021.
 
Include a 50-75 word 3rd-person bio in the body of your email. 

Plays that have had readings or workshops are acceptable. 

Format scripts as Microsoft Word or PDF documents only, and include a title page with contact information. 

Simultaneous submissions are okay but please notify us asap if accepted elsewhere. All accepted playwrights will receive a copy of the anthology upon publication.

Close to 8 million people worldwide have contracted Covid-19. 1 million have died. In the United States alone, over 200,000 have succumbed to this deadly virus, and counting. With no end to the pandemic in sight, the "new normal" involves lockdowns, social distancing, face masks, fear, and political strife.

More than any other creative genre, drama has suffered the hardest during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the closure of theaters worldwide as in plagues of the past, playhouses have been forced to find new ways to reproduce the magic of live theater by going virtual. For smaller venues lacking the resources, many have closed temporarily or permanently shuttered. For playwrights, this reality translates to fewer opportunities to showcase their work, and the virus places in peril the future of live theater and new works.

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