Playboy magazine (yes, that Playboy) is now accepting submissions for their 2012 College Fiction Contest. First prize for the winning story is $3000 and publication in Playboy magazine. Second prize is $500 and third prize is $200.The contest is open to all college students regardless of age.
Deadline for submissions is February 15th, 2012, and submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and 25 pages or fewer. Only online submissions will be accepted.
For complete rules and guidelines, and to submit your fiction, please visit the CFC Submission Page.
The brand new online literary magazine Literary Juice is announcing a call for submissions for its first issue, set to launch no later than mid-January. Literary Juice is looking for fiction, flash fiction, and poetry from both new and established writers that has not been published elsewhere.
Visit literaryjuice.com for details on how to submit and on what to expect from the up-and-coming inaugural issue.
And finally, something for our poets who are interested in an intensive poetry residence program this spring:
Poets House is delighted to announce its new Emerging Poets Residency Program. Funded by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, this program assists emerging poets by providing excellent poetry writing instruction and mentoring in the special environment of Poets House’s poetry library—with its unique archives and access to far-reaching programs and conversations with poets and poetry audiences. The program aims to deepen participants’ artistic practice by offering a robust professional network of poets and literary professionals, including special visits from editors and publishers, who will assist each writer with their artistic development and career.
The program includes weekly writing workshops, mentoring sessions, meetings with guest speakers, free access to Poets House’s events and archival resources and culminates in a final group reading. Transportation support is available for participants. The application process is competitive; tuition is free to those accepted into the program.
The deadline to apply for the program is February 15th, 2012 Please visit poetshouse.org/emerge.htm for more details and directions on how to apply.