riverSedge: Now Accepting Submissions

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We’re back! To start of our return, here is a new call for submission:

Until March 2016, riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature, published by the University of Texas Pan-American, is accepting submissions in the following categories: prose, poetry and art.  Beyond seeking your submissions, riverSedge is holding a contest, and all submissions (with the exception of reviews and interviews) are eligible to win a prize.  riverSedge has noted that if you are a writer of dramatic scripts or graphic literature, you are still eligible for the contest, and will be judged under the category of prose.

What are the prizes? riverSedge is offering three $300 prizes, one for each of the categories named above.

Want to learn more?  Visit the riverSedge website. If you are ready to submit, then click here to submit.



Sep-Dec 2015 | Submit to The Restless Books Prize in Immigrant Writing (No Fee)

A New Literary Prize for Immigrant Writing.

Restless Books has announced a new annual contest aimed at immigrant writers: The Restless Books Prize in New Immigrant Writing.  The prize is for both fiction and nonfiction, but only one genre is chosen each year.  This year the prize will be awarded to a fiction writer.

Prize: $10,000 and publication by Restless Books

No Fee. Visit the above link for more information.



Sep – Dec 2015| 5 Under the Radar No-Fee Creative Writing Contests

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We were asked to post more on upcoming on creative writing contests. To honour that request, here are 5

  1. Real Simple’s Life Lessons Essay Contest: $3,000 for nonfiction. Deadline 9/21/2015. Learn More.
  2. Lee & Low Books New Voice Awards: $1,000 for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Deadline: 9/30/2015. Learn More.
  3. Essaymama’s Essay Writing Contest: $500 for nonfiction. Deadline 10/01/2015Learn More.
  4. The Brooklyn Film and Art Festival Non-Fiction Prize: $500 for nonfiction. Deadline 11/15/2015. Learn More.
  5. Minotaur Books First Crime Novel Competition: $10,000 for fiction. Deadline 12/14/2015. Learn More.

Looking for more no-fee contests?  We suggest visiting Freelancewriting.com!

Remember, you have to submit to win! 😉

Happy Writing!

In Lagos, Nigeria? Have 150 Words in You? You Could Win a Novel, Pair of Shoes & Perfume (Contest)

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Every morning, I search Google’s News Section for “creative writing.” It’s a quick way to access interesting information on current happenings in the world of creative writing.  This morning provided me with the above contest, “Atoke’s Creative Writing Giveaway.”

Who is Atoke and why is there a giveaway?

Atoke, who apparently goes by first name only, is a Nigerian lawyer and writer/blogger for BellaNaija.com.  Her work has been published in magazines in Nigeria, the UK, and the US, and Atoke was the recipient of the Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Scholarship.  She holds a Masters in Creative Writing, and spends her weekends cooking. You can follow her on twitter @Atoke_).

The Giveaway is Atoke’s way of sharing her love of reading, and the novel that is featured is one of her favourites for 2014: NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names.

Entry is simple. Visit the Atoke’s Creative Writing Giveaway post and write your 150-word entry in the comments section, beginning with the words He looked in the bag and saw a pair of green Gbemisoke shoes…”

Yes, if you are not living in Lagos, Nigeria, winning this competition is impossible. However, challenge yourself today to write a 150-word microfiction with that opening!

Happy Writing!

The Writer’s Magazine! List of Summer Contests

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Beyond offering articles, community resources, and even writing prompts, The Writer provides visitors to its site with current writing contests for fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as information on festivals.  Why not visit their website to see the latest contests to which you could participate!

Happy Writing!

18 May 2015 | Entry Deadline: New Letters Writing Contests (Essay/Fiction/Poetry)

Although there is a $20 entry fee, the prizes offered by New Letters are well worth the money spent: $4,500 in prizes ($1,500 for each category).  You have just under a month to polish up those drafts and to enter the 2015 New Letters Writing Contests.  🙂

Happy Writing!

Official Announcement from New Letters.

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Selected as Finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

English Language and Literature and Theater Professor Daniel Roy Connelly has been selected as one of 60 finalists in the international Aesthetica Creative Writing Award that attracted thousands of entries from writers across the world. Now in its eighth year, the award is hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, a leading contemporary art and culture publication with a readership of 180,000 worldwide. Click to Continue Reading.

18 May 2015 | New Letters Contests: Submit Early in February & Have Immediate Review (Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry)

Official Flyer. Click to visit their website.

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You still have time to enter! 

The 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition is Now Open

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It’s that time of year again: Fulbright Scholar Program!

Writers of All Levels

Please, remember that the Fulbright is open to you!

Non-students | Non-academics

Please remember that the Fulbright is open to you!

Official Notice

The 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition is Now Open

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright will be offering more opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about that nearly 600 core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards or by participating in one our webinars.

The application deadline for most awards is August 3, 2015. For eligibility requirements and other program information, please visit our website.

Also note that there are 900+ Visiting Fulbright Scholars currently being hosted at higher education institutions around the United States. The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) is a travel grant that facilitates short-term (two to six days) campus visits to additional U.S. academic institutions. OLF recipients share their research interests, speak on the history and culture of their home countries, and exchange ideas with other scholars, students and members of the wider community.

To view a list of Visiting Scholars currently in the U.S. for 2014-15, please visit our scholar directory. For more information and to apply, please contact the Outreach Lecturing Fund at olf@iie.org.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright.


1 Feb – 1 May 2015 | Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Submissions, Contests & Conference Deadlines

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12 Feb 2015 | Preregister for #AWP15 Conference

Secure your place at North America’s largest and most dynamic literary conference at discounted rates. Not yet an AWP member or need to renew your membership? Bundle your registration and one-year membership to receive the reduced member registration rate, a subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, and access to members-only content.

Reduced preregistration rates are only in effect until February 12, 2015, so act quickly!

28 Feb 2015 | Enter the 2015 AWP Award Series

AWP Award Series entries in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and short fiction will be accepted online only until February 28, 2015 via Submittable.


15 Mar 2015 | Let Us Know About Your Undergraduate Literary Magazine

Submit this year’s issue to AWP’s National Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines. View our guidelines and make sure your submissions arrive by March 15, 2015


15 Mar 2015 | Bellingham Review Literary Contests (Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction)


30 Mar 2015 | Win $500 to Attend a Writer’s Conference, Festival, Center, Retreat, or Residency

Each year, AWP offers three scholarships of $500 each to emerging writers who wish to attend a writers’ conference, center, retreat, festival, or residency. AWP maintains a comprehensive list of these events and opportunities in the Directory of Conferences & Centers. Winners and six finalists will also receive a one-year individual membership in AWP.

This year’s judges are Xu Xi for creative nonfiction, Matt Bell for fiction, and Sandra Beasley for poetry. Enter via Submittable now until March 30, 2015.


1 May 2015 | Propose an Event for #AWP16 Conference in Los Angeles

In mid-March, AWP will welcome proposals for the 2016 conference in Los Angeles. Our conference committee seeks proposals that feature panelists who are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, and ages, and who represent a broad range of perspectives and experiences.

AWP strongly encourages participation from current and recent graduate students. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, May 1, 2015. Please visit our website for more information, and check back soon to review the updated 2016 Event Proposal Handbook.

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