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Call for Submissions! Virginia Womxn Writers! <3

Womxn at Red Door 104: Words & Art

A New Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Womxn, Womxn-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writers

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Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art, created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan,  in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.

The series will consist of two events annually:

  • A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
  • All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.

The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.

Selected writers must be available to read in person, and should be willing to attend both events.

Believing that artists should be compensated when possible, we will award all selected readers a small token honorarium.

Please submit writing samples, as detailed below, along with a 50-75 word bio, via Submittable. Please include in your bio your current Virginia city of residence.

Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.

Complete Details Here! 

Special Mid-Week Call for Submissions Love <3 Streetlight Magazine Contest Seeking Essays

Streetlight Mag Essay Contest
 
“We are seeking strong and stirring personal
stories–maximum 800 words. Winning entries
will be published in the summer issue of Streetlight
magazine on July 14, 2017 and may be produced
as a podcast on Streetlight Voices. All entries
will be considered for general publication.”
 
Deadline for entries is July 1st, 2017 (midnight EST).
Entry fee: $10
Enter at: streetlightmag.com/essaymemoir-contest/
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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 HeartWood Broadside Contest

Deadline June 1!

HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST

2017 Judge: Maggie Anderson

Contest submission window: April 1 – June 1, 2017

A writing practice requires us to slow down, reflect, attend. HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA Program seek to honor this practice with an annual broadside series and contest. Partnering with West Virginia letterpress company Base Camp Printing, we print the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image inspired by the text. The annual broadside serves as artifact companion to the fall issue of the digital magazine. Both the handmade and the electronic HeartWood venues aim to showcase work that gets to the heart of the matter.

Contest Judge: MAGGIE ANDERSON is the author of five books of poems most recently Dear All, (Four Way Books, 2017) and five edited or co-edited volumes of poetry. She was the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center and founder and editor of the Wick Poetry Series of the Kent State University Press. Anderson was also the Director of the Northeast Ohio MFA in creative writing from 2006-2009 and is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as grants from the Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts. Maggie Anderson is Professor Emerita in English of Kent State University and currently lives in Asheville, NC.

Guidelines

  • $15 entry fee (includes a mailed copy of the winning broadside)
  • Contest opens April 1, 2017. The submission deadline for the prize is midnight June 1, 2017.
  • Submit one poem (of any form) or flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) per entry; regardless of genre, the entry must be 200 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • $500 cash prize + 25 copies of limited-edition letterpress broadside will be awarded to the winner.
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in HeartWood
  • All submissions must be anonymous: no name or contact information should appear on the poem or prose piece.  Entries must be submitted via our online submission form manager, Submittable, at: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/. We will not accept mail or email submissions, but please do include a mailing address in the Submittable contact fields. We do not accept previously published entries. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere before our contest closes on June 1.
  • 1st round of judging will be performed by HeartWood Editors. Finalists (approximately 20 poems and/or flash prose) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
  • Winner will be selected by August 1, 2017, along with honorable mentions at the judge’s discretion.
  • Entrants not selected for winning broadside or honorable mention will be notified of contest results and of the editors’ decision about publication of their entries by August 1, 2017.
  • Winner (and honorable mentions) will be publicly announced in the October 2017 issue of HeartWood.
  • Broadside will be printed/mailed October 2017.

Submit Here! 

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HeartWood Broadside Contest Closes at Midnight Tonight! Submit Now!

HEARTWOOD BROADSIDE SERIES CONTEST

2016 Judge: Diane Gilliam

Contest submission window: April 1 – June 1, 2016

A writing practice requires us to slow down, reflect, attend. HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA Program seek to honor this practice with the launch of an annual broadside series and contest. Partnering with West Virginia artist Diane Radford of Dog and Pony Press, we will print the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image inspired by the text. The annual broadside will be an artifact companion the fall issue of the digital magazine. Both the handmade and the electronic HeartWood venues aim to showcase work that gets to the heart of the matter.

Contest Judge: DIANE GILLIAM is the author of four collections of poetry: Everything Ever, Everything After (forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2016), Kettle BottomOne of Everything and Recipe for Blackberry Cake (chapbook). She has won a Pushcart Prize, the Chaffin Award for Appalachian Writing, and is the most recent recipient of the Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation.

Guidelines

  • $15 entry fee (includes a mailed copy of the winning broadside)
  • Contest opens April 1, 2016. The submission deadline for the prize is midnight June 1, 2016.
  • Submit one poem (of any form) or flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) per entry; regardless of genre, the entry must be 250 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in HeartWood.
  • $500 cash prize + 25 copies of limited-edition letterpress broadside will be awarded to the winner.
  • All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form manager, Submittable, at: http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/submit/. We will not accept mail or email submissions, but please do include mailing address. We do not accept previously published entries. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere before our contest closes on June 1. Entries need not be anonymous.
  • 1st round of judging will be performed by HeartWood Editors. Finalists (approximately 20 poems and/or flash prose) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
  • Winner will be selected by July 1. Broadside will be printed/mailed October 1.
  • Winner will be publicly announced in the October 2016 issue of HeartWood; all entrants will be notified of submission status in July 2016.

Submit here! 

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