Hello everyone! Y’all enjoying the weekend so far? I’m enjoying mine. Just saw the new Star Wars film and I loved it! I just wanted to tell you that…..So what’s in store in the literary world? Well here are some opportunities for grants, awards, and submissions.
AWP AWARD SERIES 2016
Prize: $5,500 and book publication to winners in Poetry and Short Fiction; $2,500 and book publication to winners in Novel and Creative Nonfiction.
Judges: Poetry: Vijay Seshardri; Short Fiction: Amy Hempel; Novel: Karen Tei Yamashita; Creative Nonfiction: Michael Steinberg.
Description: Open to all authors writing in English. Winning manuscripts to be published by University of Pittsburgh Press, the University of Massachusetts Press, New Issues, and the University of Georgia Press.
Contest opens January 1, 2016. Entry fee; for AWP members, $20 per manuscript; for nonmembers, $30 per manuscript.
Deadline: February 28, 2016
GRAYSON BOOKS 2016 CHAPBOOK CONTEST
$500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. Use submission manager for electronic submissions or send postal submissions to Grayson Books,
PO Box 270549, West Hartford, CT 06127
16-24 pages poetry, $20 reading fee
Deadline: January 31, 2016.
Vivian Shipley to judge. See www.graysonbooks.com for guidelines.
THEME ISSUE ON MEMORY
From Marcel Proust to Oliver Sacks, memory has been both a muse and a source of endless literary and scientific inquiry.
Bellevue Literary Review seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a theme issue on how memory entwined in our lives, affecting the body, mind, and relationships. Guidelines: http://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/2015/call-submissions-theme-issue-memory
Deadline: February 1, 2016
There will be more tomorrow, so please check back for more opportunities! Enjoy your Saturday! Be blessed!
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