Whether you’re an unpublished writer or a well-established one, here are four writing opportunities for you. Don’t miss the last one!
Narrative Writing Magazine’s writing contest is open to memoir and all forms of literary nonfiction. The submission deadline is July 31, 2014. The first-place prize is $2500, second place $1000. There is a $22 entry fee. Check submission guidelines at this link.
Stoneboat Literary Journal is also accepting submissions (memoir and nonfiction, up to 5,000 words) until August 1, 2014, from both emerging and established writers. Stoneboat is an independent journal dedicated to publishing quality literature.
Anchor and Plume welcomes submissions of creative nonfiction (which includes memoir) and “seeks work that is a celebration of language and place.… We want to explore your landscapes, your universal yet distinct themes and characters in work that brings something of that place and what it means to be human to the surface.… We accept work from unpublished voices and from those who already have an established voice and publication history.”
From their website: “Anchor and Plume publishes Kindred a lit magazine that celebrates the power of story to bring people together. Kindred embraces the idea of home, we celebrate the messy, the meaningful, the people, and places we hold near and dear to our hearts.” (I just ordered the current issue of Kindred. It promises to be a delightful read.)
At this link, scroll down to “Anchor and Plume’s next open reading period will run August 1 – September 30.” Also be sure to read submission guidelines.
Click on these links for earlier SM 101 blog posts about the importance and power of place:
Look over your rough drafts,
polish and perfect one of them,
check submission guidelines carefully,
and submit your manuscript to one of these publications.
And here's your fourth opportunity:
Application for the 2015 residency season is now open for the Hedgebrook retreat for women writers. Hedgebrook is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle, on 48 forested acres facing Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. That's my home territory and, believe me, it's gorgeous. The retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer. Application for the 2015 residency season closes September 3, 2014.