Literary Arts

The Dark Sire accepting submissions

The Dark Sire, a quarterly literary magazine available in digital and print formats, is accepting on-going submissions of short fiction, poetry, and art in the genres of gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological. Special interest is in darker tones and themes of the representated genres, as well as in abstract art. LGBTQ+ and international works welcome. All submissions must be in English. Short Fiction: up to 5,000 words. Poetry: up to 2 pages in length. Rolling deadline.

Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award

Seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative submissions for the ninth annual Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award. Submit up to 45 pages of work (flash collections or novella-length single works).

Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Airport Shorts 5.0

The Airport Art Program develops and integrates art, exhibits and performances into the fabric of the Airport environment for the benefit of passengers and employees. For the 5th edition, Airport Shorts will see new life featured on the CNN Channel, viewable on over 500 screens throughout the entire Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with a potential audience of over 100 million travelers each year. Airport Shorts will be featured on the channel once every hour, and we are seeking 11 short films to debut on the channel in 2020. This project is open to filmmakers located both in the US and internationally, but special consideration will be given to Georgia based filmmakers and filmmakers from the American South. The Atlanta Film Society would like to officially invite you to craft a proposal for a visually arresting cinematic piece. Films must be 45-54 seconds. The theme for the 5th edition is “Connections” and may be interpreted however you choose. 

Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Shenandoah Poetry Submissions

Shenandoah is accepting poetry submissions. We will also accept submissions in the same window for the GRAYBEAL-GOWEN PRIZE FOR VIRGINIA POETS, which was established to honor the memory of Washington and Lee graduate and lover of poetry, Howerton Gowen. Poets living in or born in Virginia, as well as those with long-term residency in the past, are eligible.

Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize

The 12th Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize is accepting submissions. Winning poets will be invited to read their poetry at the 12th Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival in Cary, North Carolina, on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Winning poets will be published in the festival anthology, hasret/longing and their work will be nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Deadline: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards are open to Black writers in America and across the globe. Full-length books of debut fiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as collections of short stories, and collections of essays by one author. All works must be newly published. Books must be published in the United States. Books may be self-published. 

Deadline: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Name Change: Stories of Transformation and Identity

Writers Amabel Kylee Síorghlas and Jaquelyn Fernandez Rieke are creating and publishing an anthology: Name Change: Stories of Identity & Transformation. We seek original creative nonfiction essays, poems, and B&W Images/Art about the decision to change one's given name—first, middle, or last name (or all three)—as well as the outcome of implementing the change, especially the social, societal, and identity shifts related to that decision. We seek diverse voices to share poignant stories of choosing a new name in order to better suit personality or life purpose, to fully inhabit gender or sexual identity, to assimilate into a new culture, as a rite of passage and personal growth, for spiritual purposes, for activist reasons, or for love and marriage, and the list goes on. The reasons for choosing a new name are vast and deep, wrought with intense introspection, leading to significant personal transformation.

Deadline: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

CWC Nonfiction Contest

Entries must be 750-2000 words. This contest is open to all CWC members and to any resident of North Carolina or South Carolina. Entries must original and unpublished. This includes blogs, Facebook, websites and any other digital media. Includes articles and essays on any subject, and any informational piece that is not a fictional story, novel, play or poem.

Deadline: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020

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