Bayou Magazine call for submissions

Bayou Magazine, literary journal published by the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans, accepts Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction submissions from Sept 1-June 1.

Please submit previously unpublished stories and creative nonfiction work up to 7500 words, or no more than five poems. Flash fiction is welcome. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, if noted.

Drafthorse literary Journal is seeking submissions - April 2013

Drafthorse literary Journal is seeking submissions for its Summer 2013 issue. Drafthorse is a biannual online publication of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual narrative, and other media art where work, occupation, labor—or lack of the same—is in some way intrinsic to a narrative’s potential for epiphany.  We are interested in how work, or the absence of it, effects people and communities on an intimate level.  While we’re open to various interpretations, we expect the subject to be fundamental to your submission in some way.

Transference Journal seeks translated poetry dealines January 15, 2013

Transference, a new journal published by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University, invites submissions of translated poetry and accompanying commentary on the art of translation for upcoming issues. 

The Bristol Short Story Prize dealines: April 2013

The Bristol Short Story Prize - an international short story competition open to all UK and non-UK based writers that publishes an annual anthology as well as presenting cash prizes.

The 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize is now open. Stories can be entered online or by post and the closing date for entries is midnight (BST) on 30th April 2013. Please read the 2013 BSSP rules before entering. The judging panel will be chaired by editor and literary consultant, Ali Reynolds, a former editor at Random House.

The Malahat Review 2013 Long Poem Prize

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for the Long Poem Prize. Two awards of $1,000 CAD each are given. Poets contributing to The Malahat Review have also won or been nominated for National Magazine Awards for Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. The Long Poem Prize is offered every second year, alternating with the Novella Prize.

Chautauqua will accept new submissions in February 2013

Chautauqua will accept new submissions in February. We will be seeking poems, stories, and essays for the 2014 issue. This issue will explore “the wonders of the world.” We treat themes broadly. Submission period February–April. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted. No previously published works. For more information, visit www.ciweb.org/literary-journal.

Poetic injustice? Qatari poet gets life sentence for incitement against authorities

Many have been shocked to see Qatar, the country which has been showing support to the Arab Spring's revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and other Arab countries, issuing a harsh life sentence imprisonment on Thursday against an opponent poet of the ruling family over a poem.

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