New Submission Opportunities & Great Literature
NewPages Newsletter - Issue 72
News from NewPages
Nothing like going from 80s and sunshine to 30s and 40s with rain and snow. If your weather is also taking a turn for the worse again don’t forget about these submission opportunities to take your mind off it. Dark Onus Lit, a new experimental micro-zine accepts submissions year-round (no fee). Minerva Rising is currently open to submissions for Issue 23 through May 15 while LIGHT seeks work for Issue 2 through May 1 (no fee + cash awards!).
The New Letters Literary Awards are open to fiction, poetry, and essays through May 22 and Grist is open to no-fee submissions for its annual Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Contest through June 13. The MacGuffin’s Poet Hunt 28 and Swan Scythe Press’ 2023 Poetry Chapbook Contest both have deadlines of June 15 while July 31 is the deadline to enter the 2023 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize.
If you’re looking to hone your craft, you have until April 30 to register for the Tremont Writers Conference taking place this October; Ceasura Poetry Workshop offers affordable monthly online workshops; plus, don’t forget that the 2023 Washinton Writers Conference takes place next month. Limited space available.
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If the summer-like weather turning back into winter-like weather has your spirits down, bring them back up with the latest issue of great literary magazines. Recently featured on our Magazine Stand, discover Issue 44 of Bellevue Literary Review which features the winners of the 2023 BLR Prizes: Lara Palmqvist, Caroline Harper New, and Jehanne Dubrow. Issue 9.1 of online literary magazine 805 is the journal’s first issue of 2023 and features debut work by Anthony Alegrete, Alyson McVan, Sierra Tuft, and Kirby Michael Wright. The Spring 2023 issue of Superpresent is themed “Speculation and Spectacle” and contains work by Duncan Forbes, Robert Lunday, Miao Jiaxin, Lindsey-Ann Chilcott, and Daniel Bauer.
Don’t forget to come back to our Magazine Stand throughout the week to enjoy learning more about Club Plum Issue 4.2, work published by Terrain.org recently, West Trade Review Volume 14, and Apple Valley Review Spring 2023.
Something to look forward to while the weather finishes trying to make up its mind that it’s Spring? New books! View a complete list of books received in April 2023 here. Several of these titles are highlighted on the NewPages Book Stand which features new and forthcoming books from university and indie presses.
Brandon Shimoda’s Hydra Medusa, due out from Nightboat Books this June. This book was composed while Shimoda was working five jobs and raising a child. Crimes of the Tongue: Essays and Stories by Alicia Gaspar de Alba was released last month and explores the mixing of English and Spanish as both a family taboo and a politics of identity, the haunting memory of La Llorona, and so much more.
Mark Hyatt’s So Much for Life will be released in June 2023. Hyatt’s work survives thanks to the intervention of poets and friends who saved his manuscripts and kept his poems in circulation. Recalibrating and Other Poems by Christopher Norris continues his exploration of the paths by which contemporary poetry might find its way out of the self-enclosed sphere of lyric subjectivity into the larger air of philosophical, ethical, political, scientific, and environmental debate.
Ron Slate’s collection of poems, Joy Ride, looks for connections and listens for the echoes between world events, family lore, work, mortality, and art. Fulgurite by Catherine Kyle is due out from Cornerstone Press next month. The name of the book comes from the glassy, maze-like structures that can form underground when lightning strikes sand and is informed by fairy tales, domestic fabulism, and environmental concerns.
Posting to the Book Stand this week find a new anthology from EastOver Press and books by Robert Thomas, Matthew Thorburn, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Danielle Pieratti, Assotto Saint, and Daniel Klawitter.
Stay caught up at our blog. There you can take in short reviews, contest & book award winners, book & literary magazine news, new issues of literary magazines, new and forthcoming titles, and cultural & political news.
Get even more reading recommendations from our reviewers. Jen Knox reviews Diving at the Lip of the Water by Karen Poppy which offers “philosophy, relational stories, and appreciation of the natural world.
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Below are this week’s writing contests, calls for submissions, and literary and writing events. Enjoy 19 opportunities to get your work published or to enhance your writing craft. Please note: only paid subscribers get access to this information! You can become a paid subscriber for only $5 a month and get early access to submission opportunities and events before they go live on our site.
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