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Submission Deadline: Portland Review: Verna Marion Nugent Chapbook Contest

Portland Review is accepting submissions for the Verna Marion Nugent Chapbook Contest. Fiction and nonfiction fitting the theme of Invisible Labor are welcome. Winners receive $500 and publication as a chapbook included within the Labor anthology issue. No simultaneous submissions considered, including submissions for Portland Review‘s Labor anthology. Work should be between 15 – 25 pages. Emerging writers only. See the website for more details.

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Submission Deadline: Portland Review: LABOR Anthology

Portland Review is accepting submissions for a themed anthology on LABOR. The anthology will accept theme fitting works in genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and mixed-genre. No current students of PSU’s CW program will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are OK, just indicate in submission. Submitted work will also be considered for upcoming print issues and website publication. Published contributors receive $30 and a copy of the issue. See their website for more details.

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Submission Deadline: The Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers

Judged by Tope Folarin (A Particular Kind of Black Man) this contest gives winners and honorable mentions agency review, publication, and cash awards. Winning stories are given $3,000, second place $300, and third $200. Emerging writers only. $20 entry fee. Stories should be under 6,000 words. Simultaneous submissions allowed, but no previously published work. International submissions and translations welcomed (see details for caveats). Additional information can be found here as well.

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Niche 9th Anniversary Poetry Contest (Deadline August 15, 2019)

Niche 9th Anniversary Poetry Contest (Deadline August 15, 2019) Contact: Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna Printed Matter Vancouver printedmattervancouver@gmail.com Niche Wine Bar and Printed Matter Vancouver are seeking short poems on the theme of “community” to commemorate the ninth anniversary of Niche Wine Bar. What does community mean to you? What does community look like? How does one strengthen community? The winning poem will be printed on wine glasses to be distributed to all those who attend the Niche Anniversary Party at the Kiggins Theatre on October 14, 2019. The second place winner will have their poem printed on t-shirts. The third place winner will have their poem printed on beverage napkins. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will gain entrance to the 9th…

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Submission Deadline: Shirley Magazine #14

Accepting short stories of 3,000 words max and flash pieces up to 1,000 words for their 14th issue, Shirley Magazine looks for “prose first, plot second, but we need both. Give us a slice of the sublimely strange. We want the eerie, the weird, the beautiful. We’re interested in the body and its grotesqueries, the brain and its tricks. We want stories that don’t clearly belong to any one genre, stories that will get our hands dirty, stories that expose the worms crawling under the rock.” Simultaneous submissions welcome, but no previously published works. Women, nonbinary, and writers of color are especially encouraged to submit work. Shirley Magazine‘s next reading period (after this one ending in August) will not accept work by cis men (see…

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Submission Deadline: Potlatch Fund

Grant funding opportunity of up to $10,000 for work that “strengthen Native art forms, practices, and knowledge that develop a stronger sense of identity and livability of the community. Projects or practices should utilize the cultural richness within a community. This grant supports artists and arts organizations in the pursuit of building, enhancing, or expanding their artistic practice and/or community.” See the website for additional details and qualifying requirements.  

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Submission Deadline: PLAYA Residency

Application window closing on August 15th for the Jan – June 2020 residency period. Two-week, three-week, and four-week sessions available. Each beginning on a Monday and ending on a Friday. Open to a wide range of disciplinary practitioners, from the sciences to creative arts. Residents must be comfortable living in a remote setting. $35 non-refundable application fee, $150 security deposit. For writing applications: 10 pages of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, 10 – 15 pages for play writing or screenplays, and a cover letter. See their website for more details and tips for applying.

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Submission Deadline: Oregon Literary Fellowship

Offering a variety of awards for work in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, young readers, drama, and publishing. Eleven fellowships carry the award of $3,500, while two will be for $10,000. Must be a current, full-time resident of Oregon. Poetry: 15 typed pages of poetry, one poem per page. Prose: No more than 25 pages double-spaced. Drama: No more than 25 pages. Synopsis pages are allowed but count towards page count. See their website for additional details. Literary Arts also hosts free info-sessions with in-person assistance for applications, see our calendar or theirs for dates. Upcoming sessions: July 2nd (10 am – 12 pm) and July 25th (12 pm – 5 pm).

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Submission Deadline: Bitch Magazine #85: Sanctuary

Bitch Magazine is looking for dispatches (1,200 words), investigative essays (2,500 words), cultural features (2,200 words), and other feature pieces for an upcoming issue on “sanctuary.” More on the theme: “This issue calls for out-of-the-box explorations of what it means to seek peace and find it: How do traditional and chosen families shape our understanding of love? What role can social media play in helping us shape our mental health? How do we locate places in which we can escape, disconnect, and simply be ourselves? How does pop culture help us grapple with inevitable grief? What happens when our sanctuaries no longer feel like they belong to us—or are actively taken away?” See the website for more details on submission guidelines.

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Submission Deadline: Windfall

Windfall looks for poems of place, especially those related to the PNW. Up to 5 short poems, not exceeding 50 lines each. No previously published works considered. They do not mention simultaneous submissions on their guidelines page, so, please reach out to confirm. See website for a detailed description of the kind of poetry they’re looking for.

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