Literary Arts

Redheaded Stepchild Magazine

Redheaded Stepchild is open for submissions for the month of August. We do not accept previously published work. Submit 3-5 poems that have been rejected elsewhere with the names of the magazines that rejected the poems.

Deadline: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

#ShePERSISTED

New Plays Needed by Womxn, Femme, and Non-Binary Playwrights for #ShePERSISTED: a festival of staged readings presented by Coalescence Theatre Project. The company, based in Bloomington-Normal, IL, will select four plays to be presented in staged readings open to the public on January 25th and 26th, along with discussions about the work. Plays should be at least 75 minutes in length. Selections are made based on merit, and in consideration of forming quartet of plays that, together, bring notable focus or useful contrast within the series. Please include your name, pronouns, and best contact information on your script, as well as in the email.

Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Contact Email: 
coalescencetheatre@gmail.com

Electric Literature

Electric Literature has partnered with Academy for Teachers to host the 2020 “Stories Out of School” Flash Fiction Contest. Teachers have one of the most fascinating, difficult, and important jobs on the planet, and their work days are filled with stories. Yet teachers seldom appear in fiction. This annual contest was created to inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex world of schools. 

Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

History through Fiction

History Through Fiction is interested in publishing high quality fiction that is based on historical research. We are looking for stories about real people and real events. Though fictionalized, our books include nonfiction elements such footnotes, endnotes, and/or a bibliography. When submitting, consider whether your historical novel is informative and educational in addition to being a compelling fictional story.

Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thomas Wolfe Playwrighting Competition

Chapel Hill

To celebrate 100 years of playmaking at UNC-Chapel Hill, PlayMakers Repertory Company is soliciting unproduced scripts that speak to the rich legacy of one of North Carolina’s most famous writers: Thomas Wolfe. The prize is named after the novelist whom William Faulkner called “the greatest talent of his generation.” Wolfe’s writings reflect a largeness of spirit and an expansive vision of life, while anchored in what, where, and whom he knew.

Deadline: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

2020 Piedmont Laureate Application

The Piedmont Laureate will be appointed for one year and will offer the following activities in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties:

- Present readings at designated public sites (libraries, arts centers, schools, universities, and other community gathering places);
- Encourage creative writing for all age groups (by offering workshops or other types of outreach);
- Promote literature at select public events;
- Bring attention to literature in less traditional settings; and
- Propose original activities to expand appreciation of the literary arts.

Deadline: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Antenna

New Orleans, LA

Antenna publishes new Comic Books, Chapbooks, or Guidebooks, all through open call processes. Selected projects receive funding, project development support, and books. Entry fee.

 

Deadline: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Contact Email: 
info@antenna.works

UNC Chapel Hill, PlayMakers Repertory Company

Chapel Hill

To celebrate 100 years of playmaking at UNC-Chapel Hill, PlayMakers Repertory Company is soliciting unproduced scripts that speak to the rich legacy of one of North Carolina’s most famous writers: Thomas Wolfe. The prize will be awarded to a writer who captures Wolfe’s mix of highly original, poetic language with personal stories rooted in geographic place. Plays that deal with Wolfe’s life and/or adaptations of his fiction are encouraged.  

Deadline: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

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