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Wednesday, March 19, 2014


culled from elist CRWROPPS-B


Sunstone invites writers to enter the 2014 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest, made possible by the Eugene and Charlotte England Education Fund. In the spirit of Gene’s writings, entries should relate to Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. Essays, without author identification, will be judged by noted Mormon authors and professors of literature. Winners will be announced by 30 June 2014 on Sunstone’s website, sunstone.org. Winners only will be notified by email. After the announcement, all other entrants will be free to submit their essays elsewhere.

Examples of previous contest winners: 

1. Up to three entries may be submitted by any one author. Send manuscript in PDF or Word format to sunstoneDOTeditorATgmailDOTcom
sunstone.editor@gmail.com by 31 MARCH 2014.
2. Each essay must be double-spaced. All essays must be 3500 words or fewer. The author’s name should NOT appear on any page of the essay.
3. In the body of the email, the author must state the essay’s title and the author’s name, address, telephone
number, and email. The author must also include language attesting that the entry is her or his own work, that it has not been previously published, that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere,
and that it will not be submitted to other publishers until after the contest. The author must also grant permission for the manuscript to be filed in the Sunstone Collection at the Marriott Library
of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. If the entry wins, Sunstone magazine retains first-publication rights though publication is not guaranteed. The author retains all literary rights. Sunstone discourages
the use of pseudonyms; if used, the author must identify the real and pen names and the reasons for writing under the pseudonym.

Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.


Barely South Review, the online literary journal out of Old Dominion University's MFA program, is open for submissions until March 31 for our Fall 2014 Issue. We accept submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. More information can be found on our submission manager (https://barelysouth.submittable.com/submit).
We are also open for submissions for the 2014 Norton Girault Prize in Creative Nonfiction judged byClaire Dederer. The entry fee is $15 and prizes total $850. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm.

Enter the nonfiction contest at
Winter 2014 Story Contest

link for submissions: https://www.narrativemagazine.com/submission

WE’RE LOOKING for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View the recent awards http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/145412 won by Narrative authors.

As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.

We welcome and look forward to reading your pages.

VISIT TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK: https://www.narrativemagazine.com/submission

Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/421 for 2014 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/280.

Timing: The contest deadline is March 31, 2014, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by April 30, 2014. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions, which will be final. The judges reserve the option to declare a tie in the selection of winners and to award only as many winners and finalists as are appropriate to the quality of work represented in the magazine.

Submission Guidelines: Please read our Submission Guidelines http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/360 for manuscript formatting and other information.

See more at: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/winter-2014-story-contest#sthash.v2N68Rcz.dpuf http://www.narrativemagazine.com/winter-2014-story-contest#sthash.v2N68Rcz.dpuf


Fourth Genre will seek the best creative nonfiction essay for its annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize. Authors of previously unpublished manuscripts are encouraged to enter.
The winning author receives $1,000 and the winning entry will be published in an upcoming issue of Fourth Genre. Runner-up entry will be considered for publication.
Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be recycled unread. Please read all of the following carefully prior to submission. Complete entry fee checks fully and correctly; include with submissions.
Submission Guidelines
  • Reading period: January 1–March 15
  • Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 15
  • Reading fee: $20 (U.S.) per entry
  • Make checks payable to “Michigan State University Press”
  • Multiple submissions accepted; include $20 entry fee for each individual submission
  • Include in cover letter (one page limit): name, address, phone number, email address, title of piece, and word count
  • The author’s name or contact information should appear nowhere in the manuscript, including headers, footers, and title  pages. No names should appear in the manuscript that could be used to identify the author or the author’s affiliations.
  • 6,000 word limit (Longer submissions will not be read)
  • Winners will be announced on the Fourth Genre websitehttp://msupress.org/journals/fg/?id=50-214-6
  • All manuscripts recycled
  • Current Michigan State University students, faculty, and staff are not eligible to enter
  • Electronic submissions will not be considered
  • For manuscript receipt confirmation, include a self-addressed stamped postcard
  • Contest status queries will not be accepted
  • Winner and runner-up (if applicable) announced at the end of April
Send submissions to:
Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize
434 Farm Lane, Rm. 235
Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824


The Iowa Review Invites Submissions to
Veterans' Writing Contest

Postmark deadline: April 15 - May 15, 2014
The Iowa Review invites submissions beginning April 15th to the Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans writing contest, featuring guest judge Anthony Swofford. $1,000 first-prize award, $750 second-prize award, $500 to three runners-up, plus publication in our Spring 2015 issue. See full rules at iowareview.org/veteranswritingcontest This creative writing contest is made possible by a gift from the family of Jeff Sharlet (1942–69), a Vietnam veteran and antiwar writer and activist. It is open to U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel writing in any genre and about any subject matter.


Baltimore Review Winter Contest - Theme: "How To"

Online submission deadline: May 31, 2014
The theme for the Baltimore Review’s summer contest is “How To.” Why? Because writers are unabashedly inquisitive and can instruct readers in such eloquent ways. Instruct our readers in how to do anything—anything at all—in the course of your poem, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and you’re eligible. 3,000-word limit for prose, 1-3 poems per entry. $10 entry fee. Prizes: $500, $200, and $100. All entries considered for publication. Deadline is May 31, 2014. Final judge: Michael Downs. Hit blue Submit button on Submit page, then the Contest link to enter. Also considering non-theme (non-contest) submissions. Visit  http://baltimorereview.org/



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