Discover more from NewPages Newsletter
NewPages September 2023 eLitPak
Calls, Contests, New Releases, Application Deadlines, & More!
The NewPages eLitPak includes digital flyers 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.
Please feel free to print, post, and share the digital versions of our current eLitPak flyers.
Reserve Now and Save $30 in our Next eLitPak
Reserve your spot in an upcoming NewPages eLitPak. Reach our 6,000+ newsletter subscribers and have your flyer promoted on our blog and on our social media to our 30,000+ followers. Now accepting reservations for our October 2023 through September 2024 eLitPaks. Flyer order in the newsletter is based on order of reservations.
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest - Last Call!
Submit published or unpublished poems to the 21st annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope.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: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $22 for 1-3 poems. View flyer for more information.
25th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival
Join us for the 25th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival on October 13-14, 2023, in Taos, NM. Featured tellers include Kim Delfina Gleason of Two Worlds: A Native Theater and Performing Arts Troupe presenting “Spider Woman Stories” and regional tellers. A curated community storytelling evening, a workshop, and a Storyswap round out the weekend. View flyer, go to the SOMOS website, or call 575-758-0081 for more information.
$15,000 in Prizes from the Missouri Review
Deadline: October 1
The Missouri Review invites entries for the 2023 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Guidelines here. Each entrant receives a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review and a digital copy of the latest title from our imprint, Missouri Review Books. All entries considered for publication. View full flyer here.
New Titles from Livingston Press
Discover our latest titles including Joshua Shaw’s All We Could Have Been, winner of the Tartt First Fiction Award. Releasing this fall: Kelly Ann Jacobson’s Weaver, Trish MacEnulty’s Cinnamon Girl, Robert McKean’s Mending What is Broken, and The Book of Merlin translated by Larry Beckett. Visit our website and view our flyer to learn more about these titles.
Fauxmoir's Reading Period, Open Chapbook Contest, and New Titles
Fauxmoir's reading period for Issue 11 is open! We are looking for compelling first-person narrative poetry, flash, short stories, and essays. Visual art is welcome, as well. Our Fall Chapbook contest is open along with submissions for our first print anthology; check Submittable for details. View full flyer.
Home of Poet in Residence, Anders Carlson-Wee, Novus Journal Seeks Submissions
Deadline: October 1, 2023
Housed amidst Tennessee’s rich literary landscape at Cumberland University, Novus is an international journal seeking vibrant writing and art. Our name means “new and novel”; we value a fresh approach and work that moves us through unique language. We also love a timeless story well told. No genre. Submit via Submittable for our Fall 2023 Print Edition, December publication. Visit website and view flyer for more information.
december seeks submissions — 2024 Marvin Bell Memorial Poetry Prize
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Dorianne Laux will judge. Prizes: $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention). All finalists will be published in the 2024 Spring/Summer Awards issue. Submit up to 3 poems per entry. $20 entry fee includes a copy of the awards issue. Submit October 1 to December 1, 2023. For complete guidelines please visit our website and view our flyer.
A New Anthology from Madville about Robert Earl Keen
Deadline: December 1, 2023
After 40 years of singing, songwriting, and touring, Alt-Country/Americana artist Robert Earl Keen is retiring from the road. Long-time fans Sandra Johnson Cooper and Ron Cooper believe the time is right for a book that illustrates how Keen has inspired not only a generation of younger songwriters but also has influenced writers of poetry and fiction. Keen is as much a storyteller as he is a songwriter, and this anthology will be a monument of sorts to his literary talents. View our flyer and visit our website for more information.
Join Our Community of Writers! Apply to UNCG’s MFA Program
Application deadline: December 15 (priority); January 15 (final)
UNC Greensboro’s MFA is a two-year residency program offering fully funded assistantships with stipends. Students work closely with faculty in one-on-one tutorials, developing their craft in a lifelong community of writers. UNCG offers courses in poetry, fiction, publishing, and creative nonfiction, plus teaching opportunities and editorial work for The Greensboro Review. Note our 12/15 priority consideration deadline! Visit our website and view our flyer for more information.
Ashland Poetry Press Announces Inaugural Poetry Broadside Contest
Deadline: November 1, 2023
Submit individual poems ($10 for up to two poems of 40 lines or fewer; multiple submissions okay). Winner and two runners-up will have broadsides designed and printed ($250 and 50 copies to winner; 25 copies for runners-up). No particular aesthetic; we just want great poems. Winning broadsides designed by poet/artist Lindsay Lusby.