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AWP Award Series

AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike. Entries for the 2020 competition may be submitted from January 1 to February 29, 2020. […]

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Applications Due February 1st | Visual Arts Fellowship

The Fine Arts Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to ten emerging artists and ten emerging writers each year from Oct.1 through April 30. Visual Arts Fellows are provided with a private, furnished apartment, a separate work studio of approximately 400 sq. ft. and a monthly stipend of $1,000, as well as an additional $1,000 exit […]

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VONA/Voices Summer Workshops 2020

As the only multi-genre workshop for writers-of-color in the United States, VONA is grounded in social justice and the fostering of a community where our work is centralized in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and supportive. VONA is about mentoring emerging writers-of-color by accomplished writers-of-color. VONA Alums create a presence in spaces that have […]

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No, Dear: FEED

The fantastic literary journal No, Dear is looking for submissions for their upcoming issue, with a theme of FEED.  ND is New York-based, and only publishes writers with ties to NYC, so if you’re looking for a great way to start off your literary career, look no further! Theme: FEED Submit by February 15th!!! Open […]

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Briallen Hopper – The best international nonfiction of 2019

QC’s own Briallen Hopper’s book Hard to Love was just named one of the best nonfiction books of 2019 by the CBC (Radio Canada)!  Grab yourself some poutine and check it out! https://www.cbc.ca/books/the-best-international-nonfiction-of-2019-1.5382846?fbclid=IwAR0_W_b9R0OMPlNNN2G7RZDUKh7NtCFQa2YlaFcLdksNEM-k-HMg1jI0Na0

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Hard to Love – Best Memoirs of 2019

This just in, QC’s own Briallen Hopper just had her book Hard to Love named one of the Best Memoirs of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews! Congrats, Bri! https://www.kirkusreviews.com/lists/best-memoirs-of-2019/hard-to-love/

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Kenyon Review 2020 Short Nonfiction Contest

The Kenyon Review is pleased to announce the second annual 2020 Short Nonfiction Contest.   The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of creative nonfiction. Submissions must be 1,200 words or fewer. Click here for full submission guidelines.   The Kenyon Review will publish the winning essays in […]

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The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste

As you know, QC’s own Maaza Mengiste has just published her latest novel, The Shadow King, so, to entice you, here is MFA alum Don Kelly’s review of the book for Spectrum Culture: The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste

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Calling All Poets!

The PSA’s Annual Awards are among the most prestigious honors available to poets. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers, including our student poetry award and book awards for publishers. As always, PSA Members can enter for free. If you are already a member, thank you for your support! […]

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Senryū: The Haiku’s Comic Cousin

The Poetry Society of America has revamped their website, and who do you think had the first piece published on this fancy new page?  Why, QC’s own Kimiko Hahn, of course! Check out her mini essay on the Senryū: https://poetrysociety.org/features/on-poetry/senryu-the-haikus-comic-cousin

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Book Review: Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman

MFA alum Mary Catherine Ford has a book review up on World Literature Today, about Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman. Check it out: https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2019/autumn/exiles-eden-ladan-osman?fbclid=IwAR3kyP9VTrso55Zq-AlD9eNSlE9TtN6U7Hg5IOaJG2K4kD_hIq1e7TAZgq4

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The 2020 A Public Space Fellowships

https://apublicspace.org/news/detail/the-2020-a-public-space-fellowships We are pleased to announce that applications will open on September 15 for the 2020 A Public Space Fellowships. ​The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision. Writers who have not yet contracted to publish a book are invited […]

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Popular Culture Association Conference 2020

The Popular Culture Association Conference is looking for people to present papers on a variety of subjects.  Check out their webpage for more details: https://pcaaca.org/conference

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Crab Orchard Review- Student Writing Awards

Deadline: September 30, 2019   Crab Orchard Review is looking for submissions for their Student Writing Awards–getting into COR would be a big shot in the arm, so you should definitely consider submitting something! For full details, please check out the COR Submittable page: https://manager.submittable.com/beta/organization/4324

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Queens Council on the Arts – 2020 New Work Grant

Live in Queens?  Well then, you might be able to apply for a New Work Grant from the QCA! Check out the full details here: https://www.queenscouncilarts.org/new-work-grant

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Rajiv Mohabir – 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

Woah! MFA alum Rajiv Mohabir is a finalist for the 2019 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing! So cool, Rajiv! https://restlessbooks.org/blog/2019/9/3/announcing-the-2019-finalists-for-the-restless-books-prize-for-new-immigrant-writing9?fbclid=IwAR1T71m3e-KDn-GUC6oVQG5hUCijeLF1MirKZGCyLSgeue82NqyvEHrMB3M

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Adroit Journal – Fall 2019 Reading Period

Adroit Journal is open for submissions for the fall–it’s an incredibly awesome journal, and you definitely want to consider submitting there. Check it out: https://theadroitjournal.org/2019/08/15/announcing-our-fall-2019-reading-period/?fbclid=IwAR0oeG3N_c8OjpDjpbmQJBqCDdNLGAhPqhotJwEe2J7byadiEgD8CDMMEAI

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 31st: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

  Did you forget to send in your entry for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers? Write something amazing in the meantime? Good news—we’ve EXTENDED THE DEADLINE to July 31st, so there’s still time to get your work in for consideration!  The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication in poetry and fiction, […]

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Little Festival of the Unexpected – Open for Submissions

Playwrights, take a look! Script Submissions

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Dead Rabbits – Open For Submissions

Hey-Hey, MFA! Dead Rabbits Press is looking for literary novels/novellas and creative nonfiction. Submissions from writers who identify as queer, non-binary, women, and POC are highly encouraged to submit. SUBMISSIONS   What We Publish Dead Rabbits publishes emerging and mid-career authors. Although prior publications are important, they are not a requirement; part of our mission […]

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Pleiades – Call for Chemistry Poems

Hey, everyone! A friend of mine, and fellow Queens poet, Rosebud Ben-Oni is editing a special section of Pleiades and is looking for chemistry poems.  If you think your work fits the bill, see below: According to Dmitri Mendeleev, creator of the Periodic Table, “No law of nature, however general, has been established all at […]

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NeMLA 2020 – Call for Abstract Proposals

The 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5-8, 2020. Paper abstracts are due by September 30, 2019. Poster presentation proposals are due by September 30, 2019. Undergraduate abstracts are due December 1st. Review abstracts rules and more information here

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The Fellowship of the Things!

Looking for a fellowship? Check out BOMB Magazine’s list of fellowships and residencies to apply to this summer: https://bombmagazine.org/articles/fellowships-and-residencies-summer-2019/?utm_source=BOMB+Magazine+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=3fa4d4661b-Weekend_Reads_5_18_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d45e7f673a-3fa4d4661b-2314&mc_cid=3fa4d4661b&mc_eid=06ede56183

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Fence Magazine – Call for Digital Correspondents

Fence Digital’s new column, “Digital Correspondent,” seeks guest writers to unearth digital art, gaming, literature, and music that explores the emergent “thingness” of the digital. Our goal is to provide a wider audience to underexposed intersections of material and digital expression in all its creative forms across the world and web. The column features a […]

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Fruit: A Special Issue of The Margins

https://aaww.submittable.com/submit/141119/fruit-a-special-issue-of-the-margins-nonfiction-submissions-only?utm_source=AAWW+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f80a374336-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_15_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_33f8ecedf2-f80a374336-72472589&mc_cid=f80a374336&mc_eid=e629d159b3   The following call for nonfiction submissions has been curated by 2019 Margins Fellow Sabrina Imbler. One of the first connections I felt to my Chinese heritage took the form of a loquat tree that my grandparents planted from a sprout in their first and only home in the Bay Area. By the time […]

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