August 2022 eLitPak
Calls for Submissions, Writing Contests, 2023 Events, & Programs Accepting Applications
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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Submit published or unpublished poems to the 20th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems.
Our Lady of the Lake Online MFA & MA Programs
Our Lady of the Lake University’s 100% online Master of Arts-Master of Fine Arts (MA-MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice prepare critically engaged and socially aware scholars, writers, educators, and professionals. This nationally unique, virtual program combines creativity with practical skills and critical knowledge, while keeping in mind the pursuit of social justice. View flier or visit website to learn more.
Accepting Applications for Enrollment
The Wilson College MFA program is designed for working professionals with a low-residency schedule tailored to meet the needs of artists allowing them to reach the next level in their field. View flier or visit website to learn more.
32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
The Missouri Review invites entries for its 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Submit fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, or up to 10 pages of poems. Enter online or by mail. All entries considered for publication. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Guidelines and further info here.
Terrain.org 13th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction
Deadline: September 5, 2022
$1,000 grand prize in each genre and $200 to finalists. Judges: Sean Hill, Janisse Ray, Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Our online, place-based journal seeks material that reaches deep into the earth’s fiery core, or humanity’s incalculable core, and brings forth new insights and wisdom. We are seeking work in English (or translation) from around the world, and particularly Indigenous, Native, Black, Brown, and other historically marginalized and underrepresented voices as we expand contributions relating to social, environmental, and climate justice. Entry fee: $20. Submit online at our website.
Sans. PRESS – Open Call for New Anthology!
Sans. PRESS, a new indie publisher from Ireland, is looking for short stories for their newest anthology, INTO CHAOS. Open to all genres and writers, we want unexpected stories that show us new layers to reality! Free to submit and selected writers will be offered €150 for stories. View flier or Visit website to learn more.
About Place Journal is Open for Submissions
Deadline: October 15, 2022
The fight for social justice, reproductive rights, and the environment has been ongoing and yet the moment calls for an urgent and sharp response. The artist is to illuminate darkness and make the world better. We need submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art that expresses resistance and collective democratic worldbuilding, worlds with justice as a reality. View flier or visit website to learn more.
Todos Santos Writers Workshop 10th Anniversary
The Todos Santos Writers Workshop is thrilled to announce our 10th anniversary session, JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 5. Join us for a week of workshops, craft talks, fiestas, and camaraderie in our pueblo magico by the sea. Faculty: Christopher Merrill, Leigh Newman, Jeanne McCulloch, Karen Karbo, and Rex Weiner. Open to writers in all genres and at all levels. For more information and to register, please go to our website. Register with early bird discount before October 15.
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