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Authors Guild Calls for Collective Licensing Agreement, Ted Cruz’s Memoir, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.4.14

A game show winner turned bookseller; literary apps using cartography; the history behind Wes Anderson’s muse; and other news.

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George Saunders’s Beginnings, Instagram’s Anonymous Poet, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.13.14

David Foster Wallace on paper; Afghan women poets in photos and couplets; the dangers of computerized essay evaluation; and other news.

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Olympic Poetry, Newly Digitized Hemingway Ephemera, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.13.14

Slam poet and cultural icon Maggie Estep has died; Kwame Dawes writes Olympics-inspired poetry; Apple loses recent appeal in e-book case; and other news.

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Crowdsourcing Edits, George Saunders, the Role of Literature, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.7.14

Biographer Walter Isaacson asks the digital community for help in editing his next book; writer George Saunders discusses his techniques for crafting short stories; Wendy Lesser on the role of literature in contemporary society; and other news.

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30 Below Contest

30 Below Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer under the age of 30. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems or 15,000 words of prose with a $22 entry fee between September 16 and October 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ames Essay Award

Ames Essay Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a personal essay. Submit an essay of up to 8,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($5 for an additional essay) by September 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Annual Writing Competition

Annual Writing Competition

A prize of $3,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with editors and agents is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. Prizes of $1,000 each are also given for a work in each genre. Submit a poem of up to 32 lines, a story of up to 4,000 words, or an essay of up to 2,000 words by June 3. The entry fee for poetry is $15 ($10 for each additional poem) before May 6, and $20 thereafter. The entry fee for prose is $27 ($20 for each additional entry) before May 6, and $32 thereafter. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Arts & Letters Prizes

Arts & Letters Prizes

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Beth Gylys will judge in poetry, Jayne Anne Phillips will judge in fiction, and Bret Lott will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit up to eight pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee ($17 for electronic submissions), which includes a subscription to Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, by March 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2010
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
free
Subscription: 
free
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Editorial Focus: 

Asymptote is an exciting new international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in contemporary writing. We are interested in encounters between languages and the consequences of these encounters. Though a translation may never fully replicate the original in effect (thus our name, “asymptote”: the dotted line on a graph that a mathematical function may tend towards but never reach), it is in itself an act of creation.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please do read our magazine to get a sense of what we are looking for.

For translators, please get all your permissions sorted out before you send in the work.

Contact Information
Yew Leong Lee
1308 Wharton Street
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
19147

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Last updated: December 3, 2013

Bechtel Prize

Bechtel Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Teachers & Writers Magazine is given annually for an essay that relates to creative writing education or literary studies. Susan Orlean will judge. Submit an essay of up to 3,500 words with a $20 entry fee by July 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Formats: 
E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2010
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
N/A
Subscription: 
N/A
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Editorial Focus: 

Burner is that girl. She's witty, pretty, and doesn't dumb
herself down. By day, she's a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances
gogo. Inspired by fellow revolutionaries from John Lennon to Virginia
Woolf, she's a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. The
Burner girl gets hot and bothered by the Marquis de Lafayette, aspires
to redefine the zeitgeist like Nietzsche, and provokes thought like
Margaret Atwood.

Contact Information
Sarah & Leah Miniaci & Stephenson, Co-founders, Editor In Chief & Executive Editor
N/A
Toronto,
M6G3G7

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Last updated: April 26, 2011

Creative Nonfiction Prize

Creative Nonfiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Hunger Mountain website is given annually for a work of creative nonfiction. Submit a manuscript of up to 10,000 words with a $20 entry fee by September 10. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Editors’ Awards

Editors’ Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Florida Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Florida Review, by March 17. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Emerging Writer’s Contest

Emerging Writer’s Contest

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Ploughshares are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Writers who have not published a book or chapbook are eligible. Submit three to five poems or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers), which includes a subscription to Ploughshares, by April 2. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an essay. Hybrid elements and unique textual, formal, or visual elements are encouraged, but not required. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker will judge. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $17 entry fee by October 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fall Story Contest

Fall Story Contest

A prize of $2,500 is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A $1,000 second-place prize is also given. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $22 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.