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Undergrad Writing Awards

Iris N. Spencer Poetry Awards
Deadline: March 15, 2016
The Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award and Myong Cha Son Haiku Award welcome unpublished, original poems.
Submissions to the Iris N. Spencer Award should be composed in the traditional modes of meter, rhyme and received forms. Both competitions will award a first place prize of $1,500 and a $500 runner-up prize.
The Rhina P. Espaillat Poetry Award celebrates original poems written in Spanish or translations of Spanish poems to English. First prize is $500.
Submission Guidelines:
The annual competition is open to all undergraduate poets who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States.
The author’s name, address, email address, telephone number and the school you attend should be submitted on a separate
There is no fee to enter. Submissons may be a combination of poems for the Iris N. Spencer Award, the
Myong Cha Son Haiku Award, or the Rhina P. Espaillat Poetry Award. Multiple entries are accepted.
All submissions must be submitted no later than March 15, 2016 and sent electronically to poetryATwcupaDOTedu

or mailed to:
WCU Poetry Awards
Poetry House
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383



Connotation Press accepts submissions


CP_Logo500Connotation Press accepts submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, play writing, screenplay, interview, book review, music review, video (for spoken word or music or…), etc. Basically, we′re looking at virtually every genre or crossover genre you can create.

Connotation Press only accepts online submissions, and we read submissions all year long. We generally will respond to submissions within six weeks; if you don′t hear back from us by then, feel free to inquire about the status of your manuscript. Please wait for a response before sending a second submission in any one genre.

We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We only accept original, previously unpublished work. Translations should be submitted with original texts. Indicate that you have copyright clearance and/or author permission.

If your work is chosen for publication, we may ask for a brief interview, conducted by one of our editors, in addition to a traditional author′s bio and a photograph.

What Digital Formats We Accept

Text Submissions: .doc or .rtf
Visual Art Submissions: .jpg or .png
Video Submissions: AVI, MPG, MP4
No PDF Format

Guidelines by Genre

You must include a headshot (jpg, gif, png) and a short bio.

POETRY: Please submit not less than three and not more than five poems per submission.

FICTION: Please submit one story of any length or chapter at a time, or 1-5 flash fiction pieces.

CREATIVE NONFICTION: Please submit one piece of any length or segment of a piece of any length at a time.

DRAMA: Please submit original, previously unpublished full-length plays written in English.  One-acts are also acceptable, but please do not submit more than one play (full-length or one-act) at a time.  Translations, musicals, and children’s plays are not accepted.  All submissions should be typed in standard professional play format. Please include a title page that shows the play’s title, the author′s name, copyright information, and year of authorship.  A cover letter with a brief biography, production history and contact information may also be included.  All submissions should be in MSWord (.doc or .rtf).  To give us time to read your play, please allow six months after submitting.

INTERVIEW: Submit a short treatment about the subject before submitting.

REVIEWS: We will read all unsolicited reviews. However, if you would prefer to submit an inquiry first, we welcome that as well.

VIDEO-POETRY: Please submit one at a time due to file size restrictions on attachments.

UNDERGRAD: For the undergrad section we are asking writing teachers around the world for their best and brightest new writers. Our hope is that the teacher will introduce the undergrad to Connotation Press and assist her or him to compile a submission. For some new writers this will be their first submission process, and we gratefully welcome those writers. http://www.connotationpress.com/undergrads

When documentation is required for any submission, please use MLA style format.

Connotation Press holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. We do not require that material be copyrighted prior to submission. Additionally, Connotation Pressretains the right to publish and reproduce the work in print and electronic or website publications, in the original format or as part of an anthology or compilation, and to authorize third-party online databases that reprint Connotation Press materials to publish and reproduce the work.

Thanks, and Good Luck!

SURC 2016 Proposals Open

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to announce that students can now submit proposals on-line to present at SURC 2016: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc.html.

Submissions will be accepted through 5 February 2016, and students will be notified of the results by 18 February.

Registration for the conference will open on 1 December 2015 and will continue until the conference date. Meantime, please continue to visit our website for additional information and updates as they become available.

As always, feel free to contact either Beth Orgeron or myself if you have any questions or comments.

All the very best, Jeff

J. M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Cobleskill

111 Schenectady Avenue

Wheeler Hall, Room 216

Cobleskill, New York 12043

Tel: 518.255.5413

Fax: 518.255.5113

Albion Review Invites Undergrad Submissions

We’ve extended our deadline for undergraduate submissions for the Albion Review.
Please submit your poetry, short fiction, and art by Sunday, November 15, 2015 for an opportunity to appear in the 2016 edition of the Review and the chance to win $200.
Please visit https://albionreview.submittable.com/submit to electronically submit your work, or visit http://campus.albion.edu/albionreview/ for more information.

Undergraduate MoRe Prize: the Mochila Review

Undergraduate MoRe Prize, Missouri Western State University’s national undergraduate literary journal, is hosting its second annual Undergraduate MoRe Prize. This year’s judge is the author Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Burned (www.ellenhopkins.com), who will select the standout piece of fiction submitted to the contest. We are now accepting submissions, so send us your best material!


This year’s contest is open to short stories (limited to 3,000 words), which will be judged by Ellen Hopkins. Contest submissions are being accepted through the Mochila Review website (www.mochilareview.com) from Oct. 1 through Dec. 1. Only submissions from undergraduate students are accepted. There’s a small $5 fee for each submission and no limit to how many times you submit.

The winner of the Undergraduate MoRe Prize will receive a $50 prize, publication in the 2016 issue of The Mochila Review, and be featured on our website.

Submit today by following this link! http://www.mochilareview.com/more-prize/