The new issue features work by Ted Kooser, David Axelrod, Lauren Camp, William Woolfitt, Celia Bland, and many more writers and artists, including fiction by Adrian Markle; nonfiction by Anna Oberg and Wendy Weiger; a comic by Don Swartzentruber; art & photography by Aaron Burden, Leah Dockrill, Natalie Gillis, and more; and poetry by Ellen Rogers, Connie Post, Jenny Wong, Rebecca Yates, Emry Trantham, and more.
The October 2020 issue of Poetry is at this week’s Mag Stand. Work by Maya C. Popa, Ed Roberson, Dorothy Chan, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Chester Wilson III, Oli Rodriguez, Tianru Wang, Nathan Sppon, heidi andrea restrepo Rhodes, Cathy Song, Orlando Ricardo Menes, Martin Dyar, Ingrid Wendt, John Lee Clark, Jennifer Jean, Adrienne Su, Tom Pickard, Katie Hartsock, and more.
Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer. For almost a quarter century the press has made this series the cornerstone of its work as a publisher of some of the country’s best poetry. The series is edited by Patricia Smith. The deadline for the 2023 Prize is September 30, 2021. For more information visit uapress.com.
The final issue of The Aurorean is at this week’s Mag Stand. Featured in this issue are David Jordan and Connie Jordan Green. Also included: Barbara Saunier, Joe Fitschen, Lee Rossi, Patrick Harkins, Thomas E. Schmidt, Dennis Ross, Sam Robertson, Jan Shoemaker, Joanne Stokkink, Holly Day, Anne Meis Knupfer, Robin Smith-Johnson, Thomas Griffin, Andrea Potos, Russell Rowland, Max Roland Ekstrom, James Croal Jackson, James B. Nicola, Mark C. Jensen, Ed Meek, Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, and more. Plus, a selection of haiku.
Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue to be published in January 2021. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is “STRONG Rx MEDICINE.” We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com
Featuring short fiction by Kevin Bray, Morgan Cross, Adam Luebke, Tove Ditlevsen (translated from the Danish by Michael Goldman), and Epiphany Ferrell; an essay by Samantha Steiner; and poetry by Liana Sakelliou (translated from the Greek by Don Schofield), DS Maolalai, Emily Hyland, Antonio Machado (translated from the Spanish by Thomas Feeny), Tiffany Hsieh, and Joseph Zaccardi. Cover artwork by Konstantin Somov. Now at this week’s Mag Stand.
Deadline: January 17, 2021
With the prompts of living during the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with natural disasters and their aftermath, this special edition of Waxing & Waning attempts to be the home for beauty during devastation, truth in fear, and human nature as it meets eye-to-eye with Mother Nature (in TN & beyond). One way to heal is for writers/artists to create—to put their hardships on a blank page or canvas. Bring us these attempts. $10 submission fee for all categories. Winners of each category (poetry, prose, & art) will receive a $50 prize. About 30 contributors will be selected for publication.
The Spring 2020 issue of Cimarron Review is a slim one, but here is still plenty in its pages to keep a reader company, including a fine selection of poetry.
This selection includes Ethan Joella’s ruminations on the titular magazines that his “wife’s mother read in the hospital,” and a desire to destroy them to protect his wife in her grief. Joella creates a tender piece that focuses on his wife’s love for her mother, as well as his love for his wife.
Leslie McGrath asks one eight-word question in “Pink Inquiry,” a poem that makes impact with its simplicity. Christopher Brean Murray reflects on his childhood dogs “Duke & Pam,” and the way he has “never been able / to get into a poem the way” he felt about them. What results is a sweet poem about the three finding warmth and comfort in one another.
William Reichard in “Tinnitus (in Four Movements)” describes his relationship with the ringing in his ears, using the sound of cicadas as a way to lead this exploration. I read the fourth movement repeatedly, pulled in. “There was no escape from / the pulse of his own blood,” it reads, the stanza itself feeling as inescapable as the sound.
Take some time to visit the poetry in this issue of Cimarron Review, as well as the five pieces of prose also inside.
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2020
BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information: www.breakbreadproject.org.
Deadline: November 15, 2020
CUTTHROAT’s 2020 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize, and Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize are accepting submissions. First prize: $1,200; second prize $250. Final judges are Kimberly Blaeser, Amina Gautier, and Fenton Johnson. Submit 3 poems, a short story, or nonfiction of any topic and style. $23 reading fee. Winners announced by December 31. All prize winners and honorable mentions will be published. www.cutthroatmag.com/contest.html
How is October half over with already? As always, check out theses submission opportunities that were featured or posted to NewPages this week. Don’t forget you can get early access to calls, contests, programs, and events by subscribing to our weekly newsletter.
Calls for Submissions
November Submission Deadlines
Light and Dark. Issue 18. Fiction. $3 fee ($5 for expedited response). Payment: $15. Deadline: November 15.
Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts. Black Lives Matter Feature Section. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, translations, photography, art. No fee. Deadline: November 15.
The Pinch Literary Journal seeks poetry written in or regarding Variety Englishes for a featured highlight in its Spring 2021 Issue (41.1). Poems in Singlish, Konglish, Spanglish, AAVE, and other English-derived emerging linguistic forms will be considered for publication. No submission fee, accepted pieces will be awarded $150 for publication. Deadline November 15th, 2020. For inquiries, visit www.pinchjournal.com/glish or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sou’wester is now reading fiction and creative nonfiction for our annual print issue, forthcoming in spring 2021. We are committed to investing in and encouraging the words/stories/voices of all writers, prioritizing those belonging to marginalized communities. We want to read stories from writers belonging to the black diaspora, indigenous communities, Asian communities, Latin(x) communities, neurodivergent communities, those with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+. We seek fiction that allows us to transcend the everyday, haunts our dreams, and feels fresh. We’re looking for work that will move, stun, and awe our readers. Submission is free through Submittable. Deadline: November 15.
Waymark Literary Magazine is an online and physical literary magazine dedicated to publishing the works of an individual’s waymark; their footpath in life. Anyone can submit as long as they have a story to tell. We are looking for nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art submissions to be published in our biannual publication. Deadline: November 20. [Read more…] about Weekly Roundup for Calls & Contests :: October 16, 2020