Apr 30, 2012

Call for submissions: The Destroyer

The Destroyer, a biannual online publication, is currently looking for poetry, innovative prose, texts with no determinate genre, video, and audio. We are also seeking to publish public opinion pieces by established writers and civic journalists in our section The Vent. Current contributors include Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Amaranth Borsuk, Brandon Downing, and Joe Hall.

Please visit http://www.thedestroyermag.com/submit.php for submission guidelines.

Chapbook contest: Swan Scythe Press

Swan Scythe Press, founded by poet Sandra McPherson, now edited by James DenBoer, announces its 2012 Poetry Chapbook contest. Submissions will be accepted between January 15, 2012 - June 15, 2012. Any poet writing in English is eligible to submit. Winner will receive publication, $200, and 25 copies of a perfect-bound chapbook with full-color cover. See details of submission at www.swanscythe.com/contest.html

Apr 29, 2012

Call for submissions: Ginger Piglet

We want your most lively, vivid, voicy shit. We also want your 50 word bios. We really do. It's no trick. Put them in the cover letter.

Ginger Piglet is now accepting submissions for its monthly online edition. Submissions are now on a rolling basis. Wait until you hear from us before submitting again.

Send us your best previously unpublished and brief: flash, miniature, sentence, review, audio, video, essay, prose poem, interview, photo, poem, comic, letter, list (Christmas, grocery and otherwise) or combination thereof.This work can be real or fake. This work can be humorous or serious; love or hate; surreal or realist; connected or disconnected; political or not; dark or light (um, like meat or toast). This work must have voice. Please simultaneously submit. Let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

We would like to bring you fame and notoriety, but we can't. Make us a 50 word or less bio of the most important and interesting words that also includes a link to your tweeter/blog/website. Unless you don't do that. If you don't do that, we suggest you start, immediately.

Someday we hope to pay, even if a small amount, to our contributors, but we can't do that either. We will publish once online and then archive your piece, maybe forever (this is negotiable). Mention us if your work should be published elsewhere.

We are also looking for Column Proposals: What would you like your column to be about? This can be of your own design and your columns from month to month can flit around the topic (ie, they don't have to be directly related, but they need to have some vague focus). The column doesn't have to be of literary nature, but GP is of course a literary magazine. I can give you an idea of GP's general interests in life, if you like, but primarily we're looking for strong, energetic, voiced writing with an interesting view on things (whatever those things are). Shoot me some ideas.

Send in the cover letter:
A potential title.
A syllabus of potential column ideas.
As attachment:
Two writing samples.
We want to know what's going on in your head and an idea of where you're headed.

Submit at gingerpigletpress.submishmash.com
Read current submissions at gingerpiglet.com

Call for Poetic Films: Poetry International

Poetry International - Call for Poetry Films

Poetry International is committed to inspiring new generations of poetry readers and to helping them engage with contemporary poetry. Each issue offers voices from many cultures, in multiple styles and genres of poetry both written in and translated into English.

We are looking for artistic, experimental, and challenging film/video interpretations of poetry that explore the intersection of poetic and cinematic expression. Selected work will be published online in the cin├ępoetry section of Poetry International.

For submission guidelines please visit:

Apr 28, 2012

Book contest: Sage Hill Press

Sage Hill Press is accepting manuscripts for the 2012 Powder Horn Prize, a first book award.

Entrants should not previously have published a full-length manuscript.

Online submissions link: http://sagehill.submishmash.com/submit

Entry fee: $20
Entry deadline: June 1, 2012
Final judge: Laurie Lamon
Winner receives $250 and 50 copies of the book

If mailing your entry, make checks payable to Sage Hill Press and send to 1848 W. Bridge Avenue, Spokane, WA  99201.

The winner of the 2011 Powder Horn Prize was Marci Rae Johnson's The Eyes the Window, selected by Christopher Howell.

Call for submissions: Lunch Ticket

Lunch Ticket is a biannual journal published by the MFA community of Antioch University of Los Angeles, a program that is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social justice. We are pleased to announce that we are officially open for submissions for our debut issue!

Although the editors of Lunch Ticket share the MFA program's mission and values, our commitment is to publish the best literary writing, regardless of subject matter or theme. The theme of Lunch Ticket's debut issue is "Occupy"; however, we will be considering submissions of all thematic content for inclusion in the publication.

We accept simultaneous submissions. We only ask that you please contact us if your piece is published somewhere else so we might free up room for other authors. We do not accept previously published work.

Submission guidelines for all genres-fiction, creative nonfiction, or writing for young people (YA), our submission guidelines are a maximum of 5,000 words. For flash writing, contributors may submit multiple pieces not exceeding 5,000 words collectively. For poetry submissions, contributors may submit 3-5 poems. For multiple submissions, contributors may submit pieces individually or as one document at their discretion.

All manuscripts should be in 12-point typeface. Fiction and creative nonfiction should be double-spaced. Poetry may be single-spaced. Please number all submission pages as well.

If you'd like to submit a short biographical blurb about yourself, please do, we'd love to know more about you, but rest assured it won't have any impact on whether or not your piece is published.
We look forward to reading your work!

To submit to Lunch Ticket, visit http://lunchticket.org/

Apr 27, 2012

Open reading: Horse Less Press

Horse Less Press is currently reading chapbook & full-length book manuscripts; we'd love to see what you're doing! Complete info is available here:


Poetry fellowship: US Poets in Mexico

Kimiko Hahn will judge our 2013 Merida Fellowship Award. The award covers Conference fee ($600) and 7 nights lodging at Hotel Caribe in Merida for the week (total value approx. $1,020). Please submit 4 poems no more than 6 pages, 12pt Times New Roman type (do not put your name on poem pages), along with the entry Application and the $25 entry fee by check payable to U.S. Poets in Mexico,. Mail to USPiM, P.O .Box 4150, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163. Entries must be received by August 31st, 2012. The recipient will be announced September 30, 2012. The Fellowship recipient will give a featured half-hour reading

Visit this site to download application: http://uspoetsinmexico.org/33.html

Apr 25, 2012

Poetry book contest: Augury Books

New press in New York that looks pretty cool:

We at Augury Books are delighted to announce that our Editors' Prize in Poetry will be open for submissions between May 1st–July 31st, 2012. Augury Books is an independent press based in New York City. Committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers, Augury Books seeks to reaffirm the diversity of the reading public. The editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work. With this in mind, Augury Books refuses to accept contest submissions from writers who are personally acquainted with the press or the judge. Authors who do have personal connections of this nature are asked to send a query letter for general publication instead.

Editors' Prize Guidelines

-The winner will receive a $750 honorarium and publication with Augury Books as well as 20 complimentary copies of the book. Additional copies can be purchased at a discounted price.

-This contest is open to anyone, except personal friends, colleagues or former students of the editors.
-Multiple submissions are accepted as long as each manuscript is submitted individually with separate reading fees.

-All entries will be considered for publication.

-Submit 40-75 pages of poetry and an acknowledgments page. Please do not include a bio.

-Entry Fee: $20

-Entries can be submitted and further information obtained at http://www.augurybooks.com/