April 2022 eLitPak
Book Awards, Writing Contests, New Titles, & Forthcoming Events
The NewPages eLitPak includes digital fliers from literary magazines, creative writing programs, writing conferences and events, and independent publishers. Discover calls for submissions, writing and book contests, application deadlines, upcoming events, new releases and issue announcements, and more.
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2022 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
Carve Magazine’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open April 1 – May 16. Accepting submissions from all over the world. Max 10,000 words. Prizes: $2,000, $500, $250, + 2 Editor’s Choice $125 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2022 issue and reviewed by lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online. Guest judge Dariel Suarez. Guidelines and instructions at our website.
The Magpie Award for Poetry Closes Soon!
The Magpie Award for Poetry is for previously unpublished poems up to 100 lines in length. Poetry that relies on visual structure is eligible for prize money but may be excluded from publication if the formatting is difficult to reproduce. $500 prize. Entrants receive a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature. Fee: $25 1st poem, $10 each subsequent poem. Deadline: April 15, 2022. View website.
6th Annual Taos Writer Conference
Join us in the beautiful Taos, New Mexico, for an award-winning writers conference over the weekend of 7/29-7/31/22 for over twenty workshops in every genre and keynote speaker/author: Ana Castillo. Confirmed faculty include Leeanna Torres, Beth Piatote, EJ Levy, T.J. English, Juan Morales, Connie Josefs, Amy Beeder, and many more. For further information visit website, call 575-758-0081, or email.
Flying South 2022 Annual Competition/Publication
$2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2022 will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. The WSW President's award winner will win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website.
Recent Titles from Livingston Press
Now available from Livingston Press: Searching for Jimmy Page by Christy Alexander Hallberg and An Art, A Craft, A Mystery by Laura Secord. View our flyer to learn more about these two titles and visit our website to grab your copies.
december Magazine seeks Submissions for our 2022 Curt Johnson Prose Awards
december seeks submissions for our 2022 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in fiction and creative nonfiction. Prizes each genre — $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention). All finalists will be listed in the 2022 Fall/Winter awards issue. $20 entry fee includes a copy of the awards issue. Submit 1 story or essay up to 8,000 words deadline May 1. Complete guidelines at our website.
Bellevue Literary Review Prizes
The annual BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Winners are published in the spring issue of BLR. For each genre, first prize is $1000 and honorable mention is $250. Submit your best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction through July 1. View website.
Madville Publishing Extends AWP22 Discount
Since our beautiful new books never made it to AWP this year, we are extending the conference discount to everyone...use awp22 at checkout for a 10% discount when you order from the Madville Publishing website through the month of April! See them all at our website.
The Bath Novel Award 2022 - Deadline 31 May
Now in its ninth year, this $4,000 international prize has been instrumental in launching the careers of novelists such as The Girl With The Louding Voice author Abi Dare and new James Bond author Kim Sherwood. A $2,300 longlist prize is co-sponsored by Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and Professional Writing Academy. Open to unpublished and indie published novelists worldwide. Enter here.
WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing – 2022 Housatonic Book Awards
The MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University is now accepting all books published in 2021 for the 2022 Housatonic Book Awards. Open to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult/middle grade. Winners receive $1,500 and an invitation to our summer or winter residency. See our website for past winners and submission details.