Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest: Entries Close 15 May

Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest 2015

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest is currently accepting entries from writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have not yet published or self-published a book.

Literary magazine Ploughshares was established in 1971 and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious magazines in the United States. Its writers have frequently been recognised by The Pushcart Prize and selected for The Best American Short Stories.

The winning story, essay and poems from the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest will all be published in the Winter 2019-20 issue of the magazine, with each winning author receiving US$2000 and a review from Aevitas Creative Management.

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The Oxford American Writers Fellowship: Applications Close 8 April

The Oxford American Writers Fellowship: Applications Close 8 April 2019

Literary magazine Oxford American is offering a nine-month fellowship to one talented writer. The selected fellow will receive a $10,000 living stipend, housing and an editorial apprenticeship with the Oxford American. The fellowship is intended to support the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction.

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Oxford American is a nonprofit, quarterly literary magazine dedicated to featuring “the best in Southern writing while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South”. The journalism and literature published in the Oxford American have received numerous prizes, including The O. Henry Prize and The Pushcart Prize, and has been featured in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, and The Best American Travel Writing.

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Applications Now Open for the $35,000 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2019

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2019

Applications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2019.

This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. Since 1986, 171 fellowships totalling $4,405,000 have been awarded.
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A Writer Walks into the Editing Room: What Happens When a Rejection Goes Wrong

What Happens When a Rejection Goes Wrong

A guest post by Yi Shun Lai


“Good luck writing children’s books: It’s all you’re good for.”*

“Pretentious c@nt.”

“F*ck you.”

What is this? Has Aerogramme been hacked, or decided to turn abusive for a day?

This is a sampling of the reply letters to declines or feedback I and some editor friends receive each reading period.

Are you shocked? Well, thank you. The solidarity helps. But don’t be too shocked: Something like this happens several times per reading period. And I think we’re seeing more of this type of reply each year. But that’s not what I want to talk to you about. The fact that the Internet has made everyone bolder; that we say things to people online or in emails that we’d never have the nerve (or the bad taste) to say to their faces—that’s not up for debate. Nor is the idea that writers are sensitive about their work, and rightly so. Most editors I know are writers too, so we only need to look in the mirror for a reminder that it hurts to get rejected.

No; what I really want to talk about here is money. Again.

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Indiana Review is Accepting Submissions

Indiana Review is Accepting Submissions 2018

Non-profit literary magazine Indiana Review is currently accepting unsolicited submissions. Now in its 44th year of publication, Indiana Review has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Literary Magazines in the United States.

Published twice a year, Indiana Review is based at Indiana University Bloomington. It describes its mission as offering the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. Indiana Review publishes work by both established and emerging writers, and works by contributors to have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and reprinted in The Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses, as well as in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.

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