SCAD Students from all class levels and majors are invited to a two-day media conference featuring industry leaders from the fields of print journalism, broadcasting and graphic design.
The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, at the SCAD Museum of Art. There is no charge to participate, but pre-registration is encouraged. Click here to pre-register.
The conference consists of hands-on seminars on long-form non-fiction writing, podcasting, audio production, web and print publication design, magazine freelancing and travel writing. The award-winning industry professionals will work with students to give instruction while also providing one-on-one critiques and career advice. Students may attend all or just a few of the sessions being offered.
The scheduled speakers include:
Miguel Fuller, radio personality, WPOI Hot 101.5 Tampa
Hannah Hayes, associate travel editor, Southern Living
Tobin Low, podcast producer, WNYC/National Public Radio
Joan McClane, Pulitzer Prize finalist feature writer, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Matt McClane, director of online and print presentation, Chattanooga Publishing
The Gordian Review seeks submissions
The Gordian Review, unlike other literary journals, is a publication run and operated by graduate level English and creative writing students specifically for fellow graduate students. The mission is to collect the best samples of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from peers. The Gordian Review is interested in publishing fiction and nonfiction in the upcoming release. Submissions are due no later than Oct. 31 through the website, where the first volume is available for free to any and all viewers.
Apply to the Kauai Writers Conference
The Kauai Writers Conference was created to help writers develop their skills in an environment characterized by the aloha spirit of sharing, unity, respect and community. The organizers are all writers who work on the conference on a volunteer basis. They aim to provide a conference that truly serves writers and helps them access the information and resources they need most. Visit the website for more information.
Submit to Sarabande
Sarabande Books publishes essay collections between 150-250 pages in length. The editors accept essay manuscripts for consideration each September. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify them immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. A $15 reading fee is required for each manuscript submission. It is best to be familiar with previously published essays before submitting. Visit the website for more information.
Winter Tangerine seeks interns
Literary journal Winter Tangerine is seeking interns for a four-month-long programs individually designed for each intern. Interns may start at any time in the year. The internships will be run entirely online. Visit the website for more information and to apply.
New journal Arkana seeks work
New online journal Arkana is accepting submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and illustrated narrative. They are particularly interested in the voices of emerging writers and artists. For the inaugural issue, Arkana encourages writers to submit work that reflects their mission to seek and foster a sense of shared wonder by privileging art that asks questions, explores mystery, and works to discover and uncover the overlooked, the misunderstood and the silent. Visit the website for guidelines.
Submit work to Glassworks
Literary magazine Glassworks seeks nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. The submission deadline is Dec. 15, 2016, for the Spring and Fall 2017 print issues. Glassworks also publishes flash fiction, prose poetry and micro essays in the online edition Flash Glass monthly. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis. Visit the website for guidelines.
The Southeast Review seeks submissions
The Southeast Review is accepting poetry, fiction, nonfiction and book review submissions for issues 35.1 and 35.2. The review seeks quality writing from a range of traditions and styles, with an emphasis on work that pushes boundaries and uses its craft to evoke emotion while making the strange seem familiar and the familiar, strange. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please notify them if pieces are accepted elsewhere. Visit the website for guidelines or view the journal’s Submittable page.
September 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment
Join your friends and colleagues at Seersucker Live, a literary event complete with comedy, music and culture. Root, razz, and quiz your professors Beth Concepcion, Andrea Goto, Lee Griffith, Harrison Key, Mary Kim, James Lough, Angela Merta, Jonathan Rabb, and George Williams, who will be reading and competing in whatever shenanigans Seersucker founders and hosts Christopher Berinato and Zach Powers have drummed up.
This event, sponsored by the writing department, is free and open to the public.
Arts and Letters Journal is accepting submissions
Send poetry, fiction, flash fiction and creative nonfiction submissions to be considered for an upcoming issue. Guidelines are online.
C&R Press seeks submissions and editorial staff
C&R Press is seeking diverse voices, as well as editorial and social media interns. C&R Press hosts readings and events at festivals from the Brooklyn Book Festival and the Miami Book Festival to Sewanee and the Texas Book Festival, to off-site gatherings at AWP. C&R publishes 16 books per year and has domestic and international distribution. Visit the website for submission guidelines and the current catalog and authors.
Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest is now open
The 2017 Saints and Sinners Fiction Contest is now accepting submissions. The entry fee is $20, and the grand prize is $500. The grand prize also includes complimentary registration to 2017 Saints and Sinners ($150 value), publication in anthology New Fiction from the festival (Bold Strokes Books), and an invitation to read at the Book Launch Party on March 25, 2017.
Two runners-up will each receive $100. Top finalists’ stories will also be included in New Fiction from the festival. Submissions should be between 4,000-7,000 words. The story should include LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres. Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted. The deadline is Oct. 3. Visit the website for the full list of submission guidelines.
Santa Ana River Review announces submission deadline, new contest
The Santa Ana River Review is accepting submissions through Nov. 15 in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and visual arts. The Santa Ana River Review also is hosting a Dramatic Works Contest, with NO SUBMISSION FEE and a TOP PRIZE of $100. They are looking for unique 10-minute works unhindered by the confines of a production budget or performance restrictions. Visit the website for more information.
Sucarnochee Review announces fiction contest
The Sucarnochee Review is a national creative writing undergraduate journal that accepts poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. The review is accepting submissions for the second undergraduate publication, and also is hosting a fiction contest Sept. 1-Oct. 31. The contest is open to all undergraduates, including past contributors. There is a submission fee of $10 and the first place winner will receive $100, publication and two copies of the journal. The runner-ups will receive $25, publication and copies as well. All submissions will be considered for publication. Visit the website for submission guidelines.
September 14, 2016 | Leave a Comment
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) is hosting their annual conference this weekend in Savannah, and SCAD Writers are invited to a free event. The conference is where booksellers discover new authors and books to sell for the coming year. On Friday night, SIBA is hosting a show with live music and readings–including one from your professor Harrison Scott Key!
So make merry with your colleagues while mixing and mingling with authors, agents, publicists, and booksellers.
Date: Friday, Sept. 16
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 W. Liberty Street (at Bull, next to Public Kitchen)
Kim Boykin, Echoes of Mercy
Judith Richards, The Cordoba Connection by C. Terry Cline, Jr.
J. Drew Lanham, The Home Place
Kristy Woodson Harvey, Lies and Other Acts of Love
Harrison Scott Key, The World’s Largest Man
Nathan Weathington, Invasion of the Bastard Cannibals: and other true stories of a Southern man beyond the Mason-Dixon
Karen White, The Guests on South Battery
September 13, 2016 | Leave a Comment
Gear up for the new quarter at the writing department’s first reading of the year, featuring novelists Robert Lopez and Samuel Ligon as well as students Tonesa Jones (M.F.A. writing) and Lauren May (M.F.A. writing).
The author of two books, Lopez has taught at The New School, Pratt Institute and Columbia University, and is a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in fiction. Ligon’s stories, which include “Among the Dead and Dreaming,” “Wonderland” and others, have appeared in The New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner and more.
The event is free and open to the public and will take place on September 14th at 6:30 at SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall.
For more information, email Catherine Ramsdell at email@example.com.
Raycom Media seeks writers
Raycom Media will be at SCAD in Savannah on Oct. 24 to conduct interviews for a variety of positions, including writing. See SCAD Job Portal number 3176491 for more information. The deadline is Oct. 17 for the posting.
Raycom Media is one of the nation’s largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 62 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering more than 14 percent of U.S. television households and employs more than 4,600 individuals in full- and part-time positions.
While at SCAD, they will be looking for students experienced in the areas of television, film, social/digital media and motion graphics.
Sequestrum holds contest for graduate students
Sequestrum is holding a contest through Oct. 15 for new writers and poets (anyone yet to publish a book-length manuscript). The library contains NEA and Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize nominees, and other award-winning poets and novelists; Sequestrum hopes to put some of today’s emerging talents alongside them. The contest is open to short fiction, nonfiction and poetry, with winners for both prose and poetry. Visit the website for all the details.
Tethered by Letters announces fall contest
Tethered by Letters is offering $1,600 in prizes for fall contest winners. Matt Gallagher will be judging short story submissions; Ken Arkind is the poetry judge; and Sari Wilson will select the best flash fiction submissions. In addition to the cash prize, winners of the fall contest will be considered for publication in F(r)iction, the triannual journal of fine art and literature. Visit the website for submission guidelines.
Sept. 15 is the Grist submission deadline
Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, published by the University of Tennessee, seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and craft essays for its upcoming 10th anniversary issue. Now paying contributors. Submission deadline: Sept. 15, 11:59 p.m.
Submissions are considered for publication in either the print issue or Grist Online; submission fee waived for current and new subscribers.
CALYX seeks prose from writers identifying as women
CALYX seeks women-identified students who are interested in submitting prose for publication and a $500 prize. CALYX’s second annual Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing is accepting submissions through Sept. 30. The contest was created to allow prose writers an opportunity to submit long-form fiction and nonfiction, with a 10,000 word maximum. Visit the website for full guidelines.
The New York Times announces the 2016-17 student contest calendar
The New York Times contests feature editorial cartoons, reviews, found poetry, editorials and more. Visit the website for more information.
The 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prizes are now open for manuscript submissions
Two manuscripts will be chosen for publication: one by guest judge Bhanu Kapil, the other by TS Press editors. In addition to publication, each author will receive $1,000. The books will be published in Spring 2018, in time for AWP Tampa.
Tarpaulin Sky Press titles are praised in a wide variety of venues, including After Ellen, American Book Review, Bookslut, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, The Nation, NPR Books, Publishers Weekly, The Rumpus, Time Out New York, TriQuarterly, and VICE. Full submission details may be found at the guidelines page.
Paste magazine seeks a design section editor
This is a part-time, freelance, remote job. The design editor will oversee the design section of Paste Magazine, finding freelance writers, taking pitches, assigning and editing stories. Editing experience as well as a passion for graphic design, visual arts, interior design, architecture and product design are required. View the posting for more information.
Dysleximedia LLC is seeking paid marketing interns
Candidates should have a good degree of knowledge in social media, online sharing and message boards. Email Dominick Miserandino to express interest.
Global communications company seeks writer/researcher
A global communications company focused on producing publishing country reports with leading USA and UK newspapers is seeking a writer/researcher who could join their team for an eight- to 10-week project in either the Seychelles or the Maldives beginning Jan 1, 2017. This is a paid opportunity, with all travel, accommodation and expenses covered. View the job opportunity below and, if interested, contact Julia Mayer Smith.