Society of Authors Grants Closing Date: September 30th. “Grants to published authors who need funding to assist in the writing of their next book.” Fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Full details from the Awards Secretary, Society of Authors, London. http://www.societyofauthors.org/ in London.
20th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize
$5,000 prize in each category: Fiction, Essay and Poetry
Deadline: Oct. 1 postmark. $20 reading fee (includes a subscription to Missouri Review.) Contest guidelines: http://www.missourireview.com/contest/editors_prize.php
Turtle Quarterly announces its 2010 Fall theme: Lies “Interpret freely and let it rip.” The Minneapolis MN literary journal publishes a variety of story-telling in thematic contexts in both print and web editions. Sub deadline: October 15, 2010. For further info: http://turtlequarterly.com/submission-guidelines/
Reading period for American Letters & Commentary, “a literary annual interested in innovative and challenging writing” begins October 1. Journal does not accept electronic submissions. Guidelines: http://amletters.org/submit.html
Antioch Review begins reading in early September. Founded in 1941, it’s one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America. Fiction, essays & poetry from new & established authors. . Web site: http://www.antiochreview.org/
Submission Guidelines (no electronic subs) at antiochcollege.org/antioch_review/guidelines.html
Reading now & wants “writing with a sense of place and cultural landscape.” Fiction, poetry and narrative essay + contemporary literature in translation + literary interviews. electronic subs ok. Submission Guidelines: wooster.edu/artfuldodge/guidelines.htm
Batteau, a cross-section of contemporary poetry & fiction. “Each issue is an art piece: letterpress covers, great design, attention to detail. We consider the company your work keeps. We are also an environmentally conscious publisher.” Accepts electronic subs; reading period opening now. Web site: http://www.bateaupress.org/
Submission Guidelines: bateaupress.org/index.php?page=submit
Bellevue Literary Review “examines human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease.” Now open for submissions; prefers electronic subs. This well-respected literary pub accepts poetry, fiction, non-fiction. http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/guidelines
The Bellingham Review is now accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction & features (interviews, book reviews). “BR hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely.” No electronic subs. Guidelines at www.wwu.edu/bhreview/submissions.shtml
CALYX Journal publishes fine art, poetry, fiction & creative non-fiction, literature, art, and book reviews by developing and emerging women authors and artists. Reads (only) October 1- December 31, so mail your work now (no electronic subs). Web site: http://www.calyxpress.org/
Submission Guidelines: www.calyxpress.org/submission.html
Colorado Review's “only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.” Top literary journal, accepts electronic subs & pays its writers. Web site:
Now Reading for Spring Issue: Essays & Fictions. An on-line & print journal that publishes “fictional essay, reflective essay, academic rhetorical essay, literary essay, narrative essay, linear fiction, non-linear fiction, essayistic fiction, cultural criticism, compositional criticism, or any blend thereof.” No fiction in American Realist style or straight memoir: better see the guidelines… http://essaysandfictions.com/SUBMISSIONS.pdf
Folio, the literary journal of American University in Washington, D. C. is now accepting “well-crafted poetry and prose that is bold and memorable.” Folio has published new & known authors since 1984. Snail mail only. http://www.foliojournal.org/
Black Warrior Review is open for submissions, seeking poetry, fiction - also creative nonfiction “that experiments, plays, and throws the occasional snowball…. essays that offer up a new perspective, an unvoiced thought, an overlooked association.” They like work that challenges content & form. “We have moved to an online submission system, which can be found at http://bwrsubmissions.ua.edu/..”
The Literary Review, quarterly journal of international contemporary writing, seeks work loosely aligned with forthcoming themes: Emo, Meet Hole (Spring 2011); The Rats Nest ...Collaboration (Summer 2011); and Television (Fall 2011).
The Normal School, “nestled happily into the California State University at Fresno like a comfy spore in a benign and mighty lung,” is reading poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction starting now. No electronic submissions, no photos unless they show you “wearing ridiculous glasses or unnecessarily tight pants with a large gravy stain.” Web site: thenormalschool.com/ Submission Guidelines: thenormalschool.com/guidelines.html A new publication with a good list of writers.