Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Apple Valley Review


The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal.  It is published twice each year, once in spring and once in fall.  
—Submissions are accepted year-round.
—Prose submissions may range from approximately 100 to 3000 words.
Shorter pieces stand a better chance of being published, but you may query
the editor if you have an exceptional longer piece.        
—Novel excerpts must be self-contained.
—Preference is given to short (under two pages), non-rhyming poetry.
—All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English.
Translations are welcome if permission has been granted.
Send submissions via e-mail to Leah Browning, Editor.
—Send one to three prose pieces or up to six poems at a time.
—Include the word “fiction,” “poetry,” or “essay” in your subject line.
—Type or paste your submission into the body of a single e-mail message.
—Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail
address, and a short biography.  

Learn more about this journal here. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pageturner Prize 2013

You cannot finish your manuscript in time to submit it for the Fence Moden Prose Prize? You might be interested in the Pageturner Prize.

Entry for the 2013 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize is open to any unrepresented writer with a completed or nearly completed draft of an unpublished novel and can be submitted from Wednesday November 14th 2012 until January 14th 2013.

The winner of the prize will be announced at the London Book Fair 2013 and will receive £1,000 and literary representation by Tibor Jones & Associates.

You can learn more here.



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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Almond Press Short Story Contest


A newly established Scottish publisher is currently looking for talented writers.
First prize is £100. All shortlisted entries will be collected and published in a collection. Space permitting, authors may also be featured in a short Q&A next to their story.
International entries are welcome.
The theme for the story is “Fall” (in all meanings of the word).
They are not looking for a particular kind of fiction either, it could be a romance, a thriller, a comedy or anything!

Story Length: All entries must be between 3000 and 5000 words in length.

Entry Fees: The competition is free to enter.

Competition Closing Date : The final date for entries is the 30th of November 2012.

How to Submit Your Entry
Entries must be sent as either a Word doc file, or a plain txt file. Make sure each entry includes the title of the piece in the file but not your name and details. Please add your name and address to the email. No more than two entries are allowed per person. By submitting your story, you confirm that you accept the contest terms and conditions.

Send your story to: contest@almondpress.co.uk

Learn more here


Friday, November 2, 2012

Fence Modern Prose Prize

The Fence Modern Prose Prize awards $2,500 plus publication to a book-length work of prose. In 2013 the prize will be awarded to a novel.The submission fee is $28, and all entrants receive a complimentary subscription to Fence. The winning manuscript will be published in the spring of 2014.

The inaugural Fence Modern Prose Prize will be judged by Rivka 
Galchen. Galchen's stories and essays have appeared in The New 
Yorker, The Believer, Harper's, and elsewhere. Her novel 
Atmospheric Disturbances was published in 2008 by Farrar, Straus 
and Giroux and was named a finalist for Canada's 2008 Governor
General's Award. She currently teaches at Columbia University. 

Direct any inquiries to robfence at gmail dot com.

Go directly to the submission portal- here.

What She Thinks: Long time no see.

Among other things: Chike Unigwe has won the NLNG prize for 
Literature! Elnathan John talks to her here.