Attention, college students! The Hollins University Literary Festival takes place on April 8, 2006, and the celebration includes fiction and poetry prizes for undergraduate college students. Submit up to three poems and/or up to two short stories for top prizes of $100. “All entries must include the name and city and state of the author’s college and the author’s contact information (e-mail or phone number).” There’s NO ENTRY FEE indicated. Submission deadline: March 17, 2006. Click here for more information/instructions. Good luck!
I’ve stumbled on some information for a proposed new low-residency MFA program at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. Looks like they’re hoping to get off the ground in 2007, with a program designed for writers of poetry and nonfiction. If you want to read the extensive proposal (apparently written for an Ashland University audience), click here. It’s a PDF document.
Whether you live in the Boston/Cambridge area or not, you can check out a few writing exercises offered courtesy of Grub Street, Inc. Even if you’re not planning to read at the next Riot Act open mic (theme: “Bad Behavior”), scheduled for March 6, you might still make use of the five prompts provided to get you writing in time for the occasion. Interested? Click here.
The deadline’s approaching fast (February 28) for submissions to Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul. Writers of (nonfiction) stories accepted for final publication may choose between a $200 payment or 16 complimentary copies of the volume (per story published). Payment for published poems will be $50, on publication. For more terms and submission instructions, see the announcement.
If I hadn’t already requested Deborah Eisenberg’s new story collection, Twilight of the Superheroes (I’m third on the waiting list at the library), Maureen Corrigan’s NPR review yesterday would have prompted me to do so. As it is, now I’m very tempted to skip the waiting period and just go buy the book.
Found this one on Chicago Craigslist:
“The online humor magazine FLYMF (www.flymf.com) is looking for submissions.
Criteria: We’re looking for pieces that are, well, funny. Take a look at the site to see the kind of stuff we publish. We like to think that we’re smart but not above being raunchy if the joke calls for it, but we could be full of it.
Send your fiction, essays, poetry, shorts, comics and movies to [email protected]
Please send submissions in the text of an email. Profanity does not guarantee humor. No Onion ripoffs.
* Compensation: $1.00/100 words; maximum $20. Comics: $10. Poetry and movies: Variable. Payment on publication.”
Full announcement here.