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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Unusual Calls for Submissions

Writer Advice 7th Annual Flash Prose Contest 
Short fiction/memoir, 750 words max. First Prize: $150, Fee: $10 per entry. Guidelines: include is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in 750 words or less. We encourage submissions of story or memoir with a strong theme, sharp images, a solid structure, and an unexpected discovery. PRIZES: First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published. SUBMISSIONS: all entries should be submitted through Submishmash.
Submissions are due by April 15.

South Loop Review Creative Nonfiction + Art
2012 Creative Nonfiction Contest: Judged by Ander Monson
The contest is open to all nonfiction writers. We're looking for essays and memoir, lyric and experimental forms, non-linear narratives and blended genre. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in our September 2012 (Volume 14) issue. Entries must be previously unpublished and must be no longer than 20 pages. There is a $20 submission fee that includes a two-year subscription. We accept submissions through our submission managing system: Tell It Slant. We will not be accepting essay contest submissions through postal services or to SLR's email account. Formatting Manuscript: All manuscripts must be in 12-point font, double-spaced, with at least one-inch margins, and sequentially numbered pages. The author's name, address, telephone number, and email address should be typed on a separate cover page. Submitter must include a brief biographical note with their submissions. 
We will be accepting submissions through May 1, 2012.

Pecan Grove Press
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we have established an annual prize of $1,000, 25 copies, and publication for a first book of short stories. Ito Romo will judge, the award named after H. Palmer Hall, celebrating his 20th year as director of the press. Submit between 125–150 manuscript pages, double-spaced, size 12 font with a $15 entry fee. Manuscripts must be submitted through PGP’s online submission manager. When submitting, please indicate: “FICTION CONTEST as the title of your collection of short stories.” Please submit your non-refundable entry fee via PayPal or mail to Pecan Grove Press, St. Mary’s University, Box AL, 1 Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228. All entries will receive a copy of the winning entry. For complete guidelines and PayPal link, visit Pecan Grove Press online. 
Submissions are due by May 30. 

Poetry International - Call for Poetry Films
Poetry International is committed to inspiring new generations of poetry readers and to helping them engage with contemporary poetry. Each issue offers voices from many cultures, in multiple styles and genres of poetry both written in and translated into English. We are looking for artistic, experimental, and challenging film/video interpretations of poetry that explore the intersection of poetic and cinematic expression. Selected work will be published online in the cinépoetry section of Poetry International.
Submissions must be post marked by June 1. 

New Mirage Journal
We are now accepting submissions of short stories.  We are interested in high quality work that dares to speak of race, the human condition, the "struggle", in fresh new ways. Your story should be inspired by reality, mythology, folklore, or fairytales. Please submit one short story of no more than 10 pages long with a short bio. of no more than 50 words. All submissions must be sent as attachments via our submissions manger. Submissions that reach the editor via other means will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions will be considered for publication. Please wait until you receive an acceptance or rejection notice before submitting again.  

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