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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The June edition of Literistic!

Welcome to the June edition of Literistic!
You might see a few more “open” deadlines this month and think, “Wow, they've really let themselves go.” The thing is, literary editors and their bookish volunteers need a break too. So while they're taking a much-needed rest, we thought we'd help you focus on making a little extra dough. There are some fantastic publications that haul ass year round—regular publishing schedules, contests, readings, launches—and you haven’t had a chance to see them on our list because they’re chill when it comes to deadlines. Being of the procrastinating persuasion, we appreciate this and want you to know about them, too. So along with the deadlines for July (yes, it’s June already) we’re presenting a handful of publications that not only read year-round, but pay their writers, to which we all repeat, "Praise be." 
Jessie Jones & Liam Sarsfield Fearless Editors
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Grants and Fellowships
Richard J. Margolis Award  (United States) Non-Fiction July 1
Geophilia- Geology for Artists  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 3
Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship  (United States) Non-Fiction July 10
John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence  (United States) Fiction, Non-Fiction July 10
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship  (United States)  For established residents of New Jersey only; must be 18 years or older and not currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses. Fiction, Non-Fiction July 15
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Maryland Individual Artist Fellowship  (United States)  For established residents of Maryland only; must be 18 years or older and not currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses. Fiction, Non-Fiction July 15
The American Prospect Writing Fellowship  (United States)  Offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills. Non-Fiction July 22
The Banff Centre Mountain and Wilderness Writing  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 22
The Banff Centre Memoir Residency  (Canada) Non-Fiction July 22
Contests
Bellevue Literary Review Prizes  (United States)  The BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 1
Ricepaper’s 1st Annual Secret Ingredient Flash Fiction Contest  (Canada)  The piece of work must include the mystery ingredient selected by Ricepaper’s editorial staff, which is “Ramen.” Fiction July 1
Lit Pop Awards  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction July 1
2016 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest  (United States)  The Post has historically played a role in defining what it means to be an American. Your story should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length and should touch upon the publication’s mission: Celebrating America — past, present, and future. Fiction July 1
Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest  (United States) Fiction, Non-Fiction July 10
Gwendolyn MacEwan Poetry Competition  (Canada) Open only to Canadian writers.  Poetry July 13
Room Magazine Poetry & Fiction Contests  (Canada)  Original work by women, including trans* persons, gender-variant and two-spirit women, and women of non-binary sexual orientations. Poetry, Fiction July 15
Rattle Poetry Prize  (United States) Poetry July 15
The Master’s Review Short Story Award for New Writers  (United States) For writers who have not yet published a book. Fiction July 15
Ambit Summer Writing Competition  (Britain) Poetry, Fiction July 15
Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry and Prose  (United States)  Fairy Tale Review is an annual literary journal dedicated to publishing new fairy tales and to helping raise public awareness of fairy tales as a diverse, innovative art form. Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 15
The Paris-American Prize  (United States) Poetry July 15
Linda Flowers Literary Award  (United States) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 15
Vallum Award for Poetry  (Canada) Poetry July 15
Seventh Annual Narrative Poetry Contest  (United States) Poetry July 22
Wasafiri New Writing Prize  (Britain)  The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book in their chosen category. Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 24
Crazyhorse Short-Short Fiction Contest  (United States) Fiction July 31
The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature  (United States)  Open to any writer of English who is a native of Kentucky, has lived in Kentucky for at least two years, or whose manuscript is set in or about Kentucky. In addition, writer must be willing and able to travel to or within Kentucky for readings and public events. Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 31
Boaat Chapbook Competition  (United States) Poetry July 31
Orlando Prizes  (United States)  AROHO’s Orlando Prizes celebrate Virginia Woolf’s title character’s liberation from conventional constraints.  AROHO’s multi-genre competition is an invitation and opportunity for women writers to bring their shorter works to publication Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 31
Twisted Road Anthology Contest - Short Fiction  (United States)  Stories that reveal the lives of marginalized groups and individuals by developing complex characters and realistic settings. “Southern Gothic” means examining the social order of the new south, though entries do not have to be set in the south. Fiction July 31
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award  (United States) Fiction July 31
Publications
Acentos Review  (Unpaid)  (United States) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 1
The Malahat Review  (Paid)  (Canada)  Themed issue: Elusive Boundaries: Mapping CNF in Canada. Where to draw the borders of CNF has always been open to question. The Malahat invites adventurous writers from across Canada (and expatriates outside its geo-political limits) to help chart these elusive borders—at least as they appear to fall today—through what they submit to this survey of a genre that has an increasingly more significant place on Canada’s literary map. Non-Fiction July 1
Briar Patch  (Paid)  (Canada)  Theme issue: Labour Non-Fiction July 10
Mslexia  (Paid)  (Britain) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 13
Sixth Finch  (Unpaid)  (United States) Poetry July 15
Lightspeed  (Paid)  (United States)  Original science fiction and fantasy stories. Fiction July 15
Long Hidden  (Paid)  (United States)  Speculative fiction 2000-8000 words in length that must be set before 1935 C.E. and take place primarily in our world or an alternate historical version of our world. Protagonists must be young people (under 18) who were marginalized in their time and place. Fiction July 15
Sand Journal  (International) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 15
Litro  (Unpaid)  (United States)  Themed issue: "Missed Connections"  Fiction, Non-Fiction July 25
Synaesthesia  (Unpaid)  (United States)  Themed issue: "Atlas" Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 30
Pleiades  (Unpaid)  (United States) Fiction, Non-Fiction July 30
Room Magazine  (Paid, Fees)  (Canada)  Theme Issue: Women of colour Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 31
Butcher’s Dog  (Unpaid)  (International)  Submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Poetry July 31
The Virginia Quarterly Review  (Paid)  (United States) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 31
3Elements  (Unpaid)  (United States)  Each submission must include the following three elements (i.e. these specific words): Oval Portrait, Premature Burial, and Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe theme). Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction July 31
Sugar House Review  (Unpaid)  (United States) Poetry July 31
Frigg Magazine  (Paid)  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
Prism International  (Paid)  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
Narrative  (Paid)  (United States) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
The Rusty Toque  (Paid)  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
The Missouri Review  (Paid, Fees)  (United States) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
32 Poems  (Paid, Fees)  (United States) Poetry Open
James Gunn’s Ad Astra  (Paid)  (Canada)  Speculative poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
The New Quarterly  (Paid)  (Canada) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open
The Rialto  (Paid)  (Britain) Poetry Open
American Short Fiction  (Paid, Fees)  (United States) Fiction Open
Threepenny Review  (Paid, Fees)  (United States) Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction Open

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