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Contest :: North Street Book Prize Deadline is June 30

Winning Writers North Street Book PrizeNow in its 6th year with a grand prize of $5,000, the North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books closes to entries on June 30. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children’s Picture Book, and Graphic Novel & Memoir. $12,500 in total cash prizes. Fee: $65 per book. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

Call :: Driftwood Press Open to Submissions Year-round

Driftwood Press call for submissionsJohn Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. To polish your fiction, note our editing service, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

Call :: June 30 Split Rock Review Closes to Submissions

Deadline: June 30
Split Rock Review is an independent, online journal run by volunteers who love literature, art, and the wilderness. We seek submissions of poetry, short fiction and nonfiction, comics, hybrids, photography, and visual art for Issue 15 (Fall 2020). We are looking for work that explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. First 500 submissions are FREE! Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We encourage you to read past issues to see if we’re a good home for your work. More information at splitrockreview.org. Submit at splitrockreview.submittable.com/submit.

Call :: iō Literary Journal Volume 3

io Literary Journal Volume 3 call for submissions flierDeadline: June 30, 2020
iō Literary Journal was founded in 2018 with the aim of showcasing an array of artistic expression and creative writing pieces from individuals whose voices are underrepresented, and those who may not have traditional writing or artistic backgrounds. iō Literary Journal is back for Volume 3 and will be accepting submissions to its third print volume up until June 30, 2020. Submit at: ioliteraryjournal.submittable.com.

Call :: About Place Journal Works of Resistance, Resilience

Deadline: August 1, 2020
Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 6/1 to 8/1 we’ll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 issue Works of Resistance, Resilience. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue’s theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

Driftwood Press Extends Application Deadline for Online Seminars

Good news! If you missed the April 30 deadline for Driftwood Press’s 2020 Online Seminar Series, you’re in luck! They have extended the deadline to apply to May 30. These seminars will run for five weeks starting on June 1 and ending on July 3.

The Erasure Poetry Seminar instructor is Jerrod Schwarz who teaches creative writing at the University of Tampa. This seminar features an in-depth look at the history, practices, and importance of erasure poetry. Every week students receive a video lesson, tailor-made writing prompts, and detailed feedback. The course will culminate in a Showcase Booklet of students’ work which will be made available for free download on Driftwood’s website.

The Editors & Writers Seminar is targeted towards three types of writers: writers submitting to magazines and wanting to fight through the slushpile, writers who wish to be editors of short fiction or run a magazine, and writers who wish to become better editors of their own and others’ work. The instructor will be Driftwood Press Fiction Editor James McNulty. Students receive weekly video lessons, a writing or revision assignment, a reading assignment, and detailed feedback on writing assignments.

Don’t forget that the biannual journal is open to submissions year-round and the publishing arm is currently open to submissions of novellas, graphic novels, and comic collections. They do charge a reading fee. Expedited response options available for journal submissions.

Call :: Split Rock Review Issue 15

Deadline: June 30
Split Rock Review is an independent, online publication run by volunteers who love literature, art, and the wilderness. We seek submissions of poetry, short fiction and nonfiction, comics, hybrids, photography, and visual art for Issue 15 (Fall 2020). We are looking for work that explores place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. First 300 submissions are FREE during the month of May. Expedited submission option is available. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We encourage you to read past issues to see if we’re a good home for your work. More information at splitrockreview.org. Submit at splitrockreview.submittable.com/submit.

Contest :: North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

Winning Writers North Street Book PrizeDeadline: June 30, 2020
6th year. Grand prize of $5,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children’s Picture Book, and Graphic Novel & Memoir. $12,500 in total cash prizes. Fee: $65 per book. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

Call :: Spread Art and Philanthropy by Submitting to COVID LIT

COVID LIT logoDeadline: Rolling
COVID LIT is a new online lit mag that gives the middle finger to COVID-19 by publishing, promoting, and spreading art, poetry, and prose using the disease’s name. What sets us apart from other magazines? Simple: instead of paying us a submission fee, all submissions must be accompanied with a minimum $3 donation to a nonprofit of the artist’s choosing. Our goal is to publish weekly online content and, eventually, a print anthology, so send your best work and use your creative superpowers for good! Visit www.covidlit.org today and help those who desperately need it.