Monday, June 16, 2014

Call for Submissions - June 2014

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions. 

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1,000 and publication in the Spring 2015 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. Prizes of $1,000 each are offered in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Deadline: July 1, 2014
 

Prose should be limited to 5,000 words. Poetry submissions should have no more than three poems (max five pages). Work previously published (including on the internet) cannot be considered.
 

For complete guidelines: http://www.BLReview.org/submissions/BLRPrizes 

The Frank Martin Review accepting Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Blogs

The Frank Martin Review – a new, semi-annual, independent literary journal based out of Columbia, South Carolina – is currently accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for their print edition.

For detailed submission guidelines, please visit http://www.frankmartinreview.com/submissions.html.

Contributing and guest bloggers are also being considered including interviews, book reviews, and essays on just about anything related to writing and today’s literary dialogue. For more details visit our blog page: http://www.frankmartinreview.com/blogs.html.


The Examined Life Journal Call for Submissions

The Examined Life Journal is accepting new submissions of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry until September 1, 2014. The journal is seeking works related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions. Submissions are sent electronically, and there is no fee to submit. For more information about the journal, see: http://theexaminedlifejournal.com/ , where you may also read a sample from the current issue. For information on submissions, see:http://theexaminedlifejournal.com/submit/  

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites emerging and established writers from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best work that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.
 

Deadline is August 1, 2014 (postmark date). Entries can be sent by regular mail or email.

Full contest details, including past winners and a recent interview with this year's judge, Priscila Uppal, can be found online: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/creative_non-fiction_prize/info.html 


Gigantic Sequins summer contest and call for submissions

Please help spread the word about the Gigantic Sequins 3rd annual summer contest series in poetry and flash fiction, judged respectively by Dawn Lundy Martin and May Jonhson. GS is accepting submissions only through our Submittable account and more information can be found there and on our official site's contest page.

We'll accept contest submissions until July 15.

We are also open for general submissions until August15. 


New contest for mid-career poets

Leslie McGrath will serve as Series Editor for our new contest, The Tenth Gate, named after Jane Hirshfield's marvelous essay collection, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Entrants must have two or more poetry collections previously published by a literary press. $1000 prize, standard contract, promotion. Deadline: July 15. Contact editor@wordworksbooks.org with questions. 

International Short Story Competition

Kingston Writing School (London) Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition.

Submissions accepted from May 1 to June 20, 2014.

Entry fee 10 pounds per story

5,000 word maximum

First prize is 3,000 pounds, with two runners-up prizes of 500 each.

The winner will have the opportunity to have his/her work considered for publication by Kingston University Press. Shortlisted and winning stories will be published in a Winners Anthology.

For more information http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/writing/competitions/ 


Plougshares call for long stories and essays

Ploughshares literary magazine is accepting submissions for our Ploughshares Solos series of long stories and essays. For guidelines and to submit, visit our website

Afterimage Writing and Photography Project

Submit writing to “Inklight,” a meeting place of creative writing and photography published on the web site of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism published at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. For this unique project, photographers submit original work, which is selected to be posted on the Afterimage web site. Writers then submit original creative writing inspired by one of the images on the web site (engaging in the process of ekphrasis). New “Inklight” features will be posted on our web site regularly and archived indefinitely.

The selection of photographs on the web site is augmented often and we accept writing on an ongoing basis. For the current selection of photographs, please visit: vsw.org/afterimage/inklight/gallery/. Submit ONE piece of writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) of up to 750 words or 25 short lines as a Word document email attachment to afterimage.inklight@gmail.com with “Inklight Writing” in the subject line, and include in your email the title and name of the artist of the work you are responding to. No critical responses, please.

Our project’s web page, and examples of previous works can be found here: vsw.org/afterimage/inklight/


Fogged Clarity Call for Submissions

Fogged Clarity is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art and music for their Autumn 2014 and Winter 2014 editions. Submission guidelines are not stringent—we consider only the caliber of the work. Please address all poetry, non-fiction and music submissions to Benjamin Evans at submissions@foggedclarity.com. All fiction should be addressed to Dylan Brock at submissions@foggedclarity.com. Visual art for consideration should be sent directly to Ryan Daly at RyanDaly@foggedclarity.com. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed. Please note that we do not accept genre fiction or poetry. For comprehensive submissions guidelines please visit: http://foggedclarity.com/about/submissions/

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Call for Submissions - May 2014

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions.

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry
(www.themuse.webs.com) is inviting submissions for June 2014 issue.

1. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio-data.

2. The research papers/essays should be not less than 3000 words.

Mason's Road

Mason’s Road: A Literary and Arts Journal is currently accepting submissions for our ninth issue. The theme for Issue #9 is “Truth,” and we are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic.

All submissions will be given thorough consideration for publication. However, your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Literary Prize, which includes publication and a $500 award. For this issue, the award will go to the best entry we receive, as judged by Bill Roorbach, the award-winning author of Life Among Giants.

Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. Please look here for submission guidelines.

Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry 
Deadline: May 15, 2014

$2000 plus publication for the winning manuscript. Details at www.lynxhousepress.org.

Winning Writers Contest
Deadline May 31: Our Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

The top story and top essay will each earn $1,000 and featuring on our home page. Ten honorable mentions will receive $100 each. All 12 winners will be published on our website.

Submit any work of prose on a theme related to sports, up to 6,000 words. Both published and unpublished submissions are welcome. The entry fee is $16. Submit as many entries as you like.

Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Ellen LaFleche. Read the past winning entries in our archives.

Submit online here.

TQ4 Prose Contest Now Open!
Deadline: May 27, 2014

Final Judge: EJ Levy
First Prize: $1,000

Please send us one, single, solitary piece of prose: any style or sensibility, 15 pages or less. Truly, we mean it: one piece of flash/micro/sudden fiction, one creative non-fiction piece or essay, one short story, one peculiar hybrid: we want it all, we want one at a time (your best), and we want 15 pages or less (if your best is a 100 word flash, that's what you should send).

You can read all about the final judge, EJ Levy, here.
For complete guidelines, please click here.

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Also for Tupelo Quarterly 4, we'd like to read your stories of teaching and learning moments in which the teacher is as implicated as the student, and there are some real stakes in the lessons. These may happen in or out of a classroom, formally or informally.

Creative nonfiction of any style is welcome: one paragraph or page, a few pages, up to ten - give us your art of transformational moments in education.

Send via Open Submissions in Submittable. We look forward to hearing your stories.

Tinderbox Poetry Journal Call for Submissions

The new literary magazine Tinderbox Poetry Journal is now open for submissions! We're looking for all forms of poetry--be it formal to experimental, free verse to hybrid voices, lyric and narrative, language and visual, and all else. We are also interested in critical pieces--in this, we mean essays or on craft, poetic issues, interviews, conversations, the like.

Tinderbox launches on June 21 and its first issues will include work by DA Powell, Ed Skoog, Amy Gerstler, Rachel Richardson, Farrah Field, Leslie Harrison, Jennifer Firestone, Kelli Russell Agodon, and Ray Gonzalez, among others.

Submissions accepted here:
https://tinderboxpoetryjournal.submittable.com/submit

Barking Sycamores Call for Submissions
Barking Sycamores invites poems and artwork for Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2014. Our theme: “If Thine Eye Be Single”.We invite poems and artwork related to the ideas of focus, devotion, obsession, single-mindedness, and vision. Neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, synesthesia) artists and poets are encouraged to interpret this theme as broadly or as narrowly as desired. Artwork submitted may be considered for use as cover art. Please consult submission guidelines(http://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/) before sending any work to us. Submission period: May 1 – June 30, 2014.

Prairie Schooner Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

The Prairie Schooner literary journal is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the first annual Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, awarded to collections published in 2013 by an African poet. The nomination period ends July 1. We appreciate your forwarding this e-mail to anyone in your organization wishing to nominate someone for African Poetry prize.

Winners of the Glenna Luschei African Poetry Prize will receive $5,000 and recognition at a ceremony in a major US city. There is no fee to nominate a collection. To be eligible for the prize, the collection must be:

  • Submitted before July 1, 2014.
  • A book of original poetry, in English, published during 2013, written by any African national, African resident, or poet of African parentage with roots from any country, living anywhere in the world.
  • A standard edition of 48 pages or more in length.
  • Original poetry, or poetry in translation.
  • Published by a recognized press; self-published books are not eligible.
To nominate a collection for the Glenna Luschei African Poetry prize, please mail the attached nomination form, along with four (4) copies of the collection, to the address printed on the form. Full guidelines are available on the prize website at http://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=21#glenna

This prize is made possible through the African Poetry Book Fund and the generosity of Glenna Luschei.

Literature Today Call for Submissions
Literature Today, a new literary Journal, is inviting poems and short stories for its first issue.

http://literaturetodayjournal.webs.com/

Theme of our current issue is 'Man and Nature'. You can send us poems and short stories on :

1. Beauty of nature.
2. Destruction of nature by Man.
3. Natural hazards and Man.
4. Conflicts between Man and Nature.
5. Any other themes relating to nature.

Submission Deadline: July 10, 2014

Submission Guidelines:
1. Send not more than 4 poems.
2. Send not more thank 2 short stories.
3. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously
unpublished (both print and online), and not under consideration for
publication elsewhere.
4.Send all submissions to editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com
5. Please send a cover letter and a short Bio-data with your submission.

Prairie Schooner Creative Nonfiction Contest 

We are now accepting submissions for our annual Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest. Have an essay you've been working on? You have until August 1st to send it our way!

This year's contest will be judged by Judith Ortiz Cofer, author of Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, a hybrid work that combines essay, poetry, and personal remembrance, as well as many other books, including 2011's If I Could Fly.

The contest is open to all types of creative nonfiction essays. To submit, there is an entry fee of $18, which includes a subscription to Prairie Schooner. The author of the winning essay will receive a $250 prize and publication in our Spring 2015 issue. Submissions can be made through Submittable.

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award has launched its Call for Entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for established and emerging writers to showcase their poetry and short fiction to an international audience.

Previous winners and finalists from the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award have gone on to achieve recognition around the world, having been selected from thousands of entries for publication. Last year, Poetry winner and award-winning novelist Sylvia Adams was selected for her piece Hands A Choice, and Jennifer Roe championed the Short Fiction category with Roses are Red.

Prizes include publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for winners and finalists - a compelling anthology of new writing loved by audiences internationally; a selection of inspirational books from our competition partners; £500 prize money for each category winner and editorial coverage on the Aesthetica Blog.

Visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/creativewriting for more information and to register your entry today. Entry is £10 and the deadline to submit your work is 31 August 2014. One entry permits the submission of two works into any one category.

Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words each and poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines each. Both short fiction and poetry entries should be written in English. Submissions previously published elsewhere are accepted.

Looking for literary inspiration? CLICK HERE to pick up a copy of last year’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual.

Gertrude Press Call for Submissions

Gertrude Press is a non-profit literary and arts organization promoting queer and allied authors and artists. Gertrude publishes two journals per year and two chapbooks—one for fiction and one for poetry. Since Gertrude first came out in 1999, more than 220 LGBTQA authors/artists have seen their work featured in its pages. 

We welcome submissions for the journal from new and established writers and artists on a year-round basis. Submitters and their works need not be queer in nature to be considered for publication—we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds!

Visit http://gertrudepress.org and submit your work today!

Profane Call for Submissions

Profane is seeking submissions! We're looking for poetry, CNF, and fiction. There are no strict guidelines regarding form or content. We're looking to be surprised by brave, weird, and/or personal work. This issue will be curated from a mix of open and solicited submissions, and will include work by both emerging and established authors.

We are currently accepting artwork, as well.

To get a better sense of what we're about and what we're looking for, you can visit our website at http://www.profanejournal.com/ and our submissions manager at https://profane.submittable.com/submit

You can also follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/profanejournal)
and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profanelitjournal)

Poor Yorick Call for Submissions

Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects welcomes writing and other creative productions about lost objects and images of material culture. We accept every literary genre and any electronically reproducible visual or audio medium.

For our fall 2014 online inaugural issue, we are still seeking short fiction and nonfiction work. Please review our submissions guidelines and submit your work at: www.pooryorickjournal.com.

Tahoma Literary Review Call for Submissions

Tahoma Literary Review is a new, print quarterly (with digital reader options available) that is dedicated not only to publishing the best new poetry and fiction, but also to paying our writers professional rates, promoting our contributors and helping their work find an audience. We publish a diverse selection of writers. All selections for publication come through the submission portal; we do not solicit writing from individual authors. We believe this ensures a fair and transparent selection process.

TLR offers professional payment by dedicating a substantial portion of our total income to support authors. Payment for fiction ranges from a minimum of $50 to $300. Payment for poetry and cover art is $25 to $50. The amount is determined by the revenues received from submission fees, print journal sales and contributions from sources such as donors and foundations. To ensure transparency, we publish an audited quarterly revenue statement to verify the funds received for each submission period.

In return for their fees, submitters also get access to our secure Endnotes area, featuring interviews, craft articles and much more. For guidelines, payment details, and editorial philosophy, please visit us at tahomaliteraryreview.com.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Angie Estes Selected as an NEH Summer Scholar

Angie Estes, MFA poetry faculty member, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Angie Estes will participate in a (seminar or institute) entitled “Arts, Architecture, and Devotional Interaction." The four-week program will be held at the University of York, York, England and directed by Dr. Sarah Blick (Kenyon College) and Dr. Laura Gelfand (Utah State University).

The 16 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3300 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Topics for the 30 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer include Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: literature, the arts, and cinema since independence; American Maritime People; America's East Central Europeans: migration and memory; arts, architecture, and devotional interaction in England, 1200–1600; black aesthetics and African diasporic culture; bridging national borders in North America; Dante’s Divine Comedy: poetry, philosophy, and the city of Florence; Daoist literature and history; George Herbert and Emily Dickinson; Jewish Buenos Aires; the Late Ottoman and Russian Empires: citizenship, belonging and difference; mapping nature across the Americas; the meanings of property; medieval political philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian; Mississippi in the national civil rights narrative; the Mongols, Eurasia, and global history; mortality: facing death in ancient Greece; performing Dickens: Oliver Twist and Great Expectations on page, stage, and screen; pictorial histories and myths: “graphic novels” of the Mixtecs and Aztecs; problems in the study of religion; reconsidering Flannery O'Connor; reform and renewal in medieval Rome; representations of the “other”: Jews in medieval England; Socrates; Tudor books and readers: 1485–1603; the federal government and the American West; the visual culture of the American Civil War; westward expansion and the Constitution in the early American republic; World War I and the arts; World War I in the Middle East.

The approximately 437 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 113,925 American students the following year.

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Angie Estes, poet and independent scholar, also teaches poetry writing at Ashland University and lectures nationally on the relationship between poetry, the visual arts, and medieval and Renaissance culture. During the NEH Summer Seminar at York, England, “Arts, Architecture, and Devotional Interaction in England, 1200-1600,” she will be working on her sixth book of poetry, which focuses on the poem as an interactive site of meditation and performative pilgrimage.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Call for Submissions - April 2014

Each month, the Ashland MFA Program receives calls for submissions and contest deadlines, which it publicizes in its monthly newsletter. Listed below are this month's calls for submissions.

Omnidawn

Poetry Chapbook Contest

Open to all writers: no expectations or limitations regarding the amount of poetry a writer has published.

Winner receives $1,000, publication, and 100 copies.
Accepting electronic & postal submissions
February 1 to April 22, 2014.
click here for more info
Contest judged by Kazim Ali

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

Very Short Fiction. 1st: $1,500, and publication in Issue 94. Deadline: 4/30.
Winners and finalists will be announced in theJuly 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $500 and $300, or, if published, $700.
Any story—up to 3,000 words—that has not previously been accepted for print publication is welcome!
Please no more than three submissions per contest. As always, simultaneous submissions are okay; please just notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Writing Guidelines

Nimrod Literary Awards

Submit to the Nimrod Literary Awards. The Awards offer first prizes of $2,000 and publication and second prizes of $1,000 and publication, along with a trip to Tulsa to receive the Awards and take part in our annual writing conference. The postmark deadline for this year’s Awards is April 30th, 2014.

Contest Rules

The 36th Nimrod Literary Awards:
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &
The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Contest Begins: January 1, 2014

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2014

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author's name must not appear on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone & email. "Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. Manuscripts will not be returned. Include SASE for results only. If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s Web site. Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2014 to enter the contest. Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues). Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee. Make checks payable to Nimrod.

Send to:

Nimrod Journal
Literary Contest--Fiction or Poetry
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Tupelo Press First/Second Book Award

We're excited to announce that Jeffrey Harrison will be the final judge for the 2014 First / Second Book Award, and that the award has a new name: The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry.

The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad. Translations are not eligible for this prize, nor are previously self-published books. Poets submitting work for consideration may be authors having published only one previous collection or writers without prior book publications. Previous winners include Mary Molinary, Jennifer Militello, and Ye Chun. Submissions are open now and will close April 30th.

Please click here for full guidelines.

Fugue Contest

Fugue is extending the deadline for submissions to our Annual Prose and Poetry Contest until May 1, 2014. As always, all submissions are considered for publication. First prize remains $1,000 and publication for both our poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) winners. www.fuguejournal.org


Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest

Are you putting the finishing touches on an essay? Polishing a poem or story? We want to read your work! Ploughshares' Emerging Writer's Contest is open until May 15 at 12:00 noon EST. One winner in each genre—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction—will receive $1,000 and publication. The submission fee is $24 and includes a one-year subscription to Ploughshares, so it's a win-win situation.

Psst, if you are subscribed through the Winter 2014-15 Issue, you can submit for free!We consider you "emerging" if you haven't published or self-published a book.

For more information, or to submit, visit www.pshares.org/EmergingAward.

Mason's Road: Call for Submissions & Literary Prize

Mason’s Road: A Literary and Arts Journal is currently accepting submissions for our ninth issue. The theme for Issue #9 is “Truth,” and we are looking for unique and arresting takes on this topic.

All submissions will be given thorough consideration for publication. However, your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Literary Prize, which includes publication and a $500 award. For this issue, the award will go to the best entry we receive, as judged by Bill Roorbach, the award-winning author of Life Among Giants.

Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. Please look here for submission guidelines.


Red Wolf Journal

Red Wolf Journal invites writers to submit poems for its Summer 2014 Issue, which will publish in early June 2014. The issue theme is: "The River: Within Us and Without Us". Deadline for submissions is May 18, 2014. Please seehttp://redwolfjournal.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/summer-2014-issue-2/ for our full theme statement and http://redwolfjournal.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/ for submission guidelines.

Black Warrior Review Contest

Black Warrior Review's tenth-annual contest is now open, and we’re honored to have Richard Siken (Poetry), Lily Hoang(Fiction/Prose), and Kiese Laymon (Nonfiction) as our guest judges.

Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BWR 41.2, our Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Three runners-up will be awarded $100 in addition to publication. Each entry is $20 and comes with a one-year subscription to BWR.Finalists receive notation in that issue and are considered for publication.

Click here for full rules and guidelines.

White Stag Call for Submissions

White Stag Journal is looking for submissions in Poetry and Prose/Flash Fiction for Issue Two and we were hoping you could help us spread the word!

White Stag is a biannual journal containing unparalleled poetry and prose from well-known and new writers. We offer the literary community a uniquely distinct taste for dark comedy, phantasmagoric imagery, complete dishonesty, and love poems to die for (and yes, pun is intended and strongly encouraged). White Stag strives to publish only the deepest emotion, the rawest of images, and the most unique language and syntax.

Issue Two's theme is "Beyond The Taboo", where we will explore cultural and societal taboos and tap into those "otherworldly" traditions, rituals, and lifestyles that may be deemed unacceptable or strange to American culture.
Submit now!

Small Po[r]tions Call for Submissions

Our literary journal, Small Po[r]tions, aims to publish work that minimizes, blurs, or exaggerates distinctions between genres and hopes to offer a shared space for experimental creative fiction and nonfiction, lyrical fiction, poetry, and multimedia pieces. Small Po[r]tions issues have a print component with a focus on book arts and an online component featuring selections from the print issue along with media work. You can review Issue 1's online content for free at smallportionsjournal.com/category/issue-1/.

We will send each contributor a print copy of Small Po[r]tions. We are accepting submissions for our second issue, set to be released in late May or early June. Please submit up to 1000 words or one multimedia work to smallportionsjournal@gmail.com.

For additional information, visit our website smallportionsjournal.com, or find us on Twitter (twitter.com/smallpo_tions) or on Facebook (facebook.com/smallportionsjournal). Direct questions to smallportionsjournal@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2015 Residency in Paris, France


In June 2015, the Ashland University MFA Program will offer a summer residency in Paris, France!

Write in the City of Light
June 13-27, 2015

You will embark on a two-week residency abroad, exploring the beautiful city of Paris through the eyes of a writer. Paris holds one of the greatest collections of cultural resources in the world, and its monuments, museums, parks, cafes, and shops will be our classroom. Students will participate in intensive workshops, discussions, readings, and in the literary and cultural life of the city as we begin to understand why Gertrude Stein said, “America is my country, and Paris is my hometown.”

The tour will include workshops with faculty mentors as well as craft seminars and evening readings with writers living in Paris.

Who May Participate in the Trip?
  • Students currently enrolled in the Ashland University MFA Program can participate in ENG 502: MFA in Paris as a substitute for the on-campus ENG 502 summer residency.
  • Students currently enrolled in the Ashland University MFA Program who have already taken ENG 502 may choose to take the course a second time during the Paris residency.
  • Students currently enrolled in other MFA programs.
  • Qualified undergraduate students.
  • Ashland University MFA graduates OR graduates of other MFA programs.
  • Non-degree-seeking writers.
Spouses and community members may join the group minus MFA program tuition.
Tour Led by MFA Faculty Members Angie Estes and Thomas Larson
Angie Estes (rectangle)
Thomas Larson (rectangle)
Complete information and cost of trip is available on the Ashland University website.