From multimedia journalism to gamification to nonlinear storytelling, emerging technologies are the latest frontier for today’s writers — and SCAD is a pioneer in preparing students for these ahead-of-the-curve careers.

Join SCAD Atlanta writing faculty on March 10th at 1:30 for this interactive, hands-on workshop and see what you can create when you partner your writing with emerging technologies. Laptops will be provided.

This event takes place in historic Ivy Hall, SCAD Atlanta’s cultural arts and writing center, which is home to lectures, salons and the Ivy Hall Writers Series. Writing students at SCAD are prepared to succeed in any genre and professional sphere through a writing curriculum that is as comprehensive as it is contemporary.

This event is free and open to prospective students. For more information, call 404.253.2700 or email

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Peachtree Publishers seeks intern

Students interested in a publishing or marketing career have the opportunity to gain real-life experience this summer. In this unpaid position, the intern will assist in the development of the forthcoming season’s publicity and marketing plans and in the execution of daily department tasks. Candidates must be able to work 10 hours weekly from May through August at the Atlanta-based office.

Fill out the application. Then submit resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Also, if interested in specializing in any particular area of children’s book publicity, please indicate this in your cover letter.

The deadline to apply is April 1.

Bristol Short Story Prize is now open for submissions

The 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize accepts unpublished work from all writers worldwide. The maximum word limit is 4000, but there is no minimum. Stories may be on any theme or subject. Submit online or by post. The entry fee is $10.00 for all stories submitted.

The top twenty stories will be published in in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 10. All winners will receive the anthology. The winner and runners up will receive cash awards.

Deadline is May 3. For complete details and rules, visit the site.

C&R Press is accepting submissions

The C&R Press is running two writing contests for timeless pieces. The Full Length Open contest will accept complete fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry manuscript at a fee of $25. The Soup Bowl Winter Chapbook charges $20 to enter 20-45 pages of bound material.

Use the Submittable page to enter. Deadline is Mar. 20.

Two sisters Writing seeks fictional pieces

Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit fictional pieces to the monthly contests. Four winners per contest will win $75 in prize money, be featured on the website, and be published in the First Annual Two Sisters Writing and Publishing Anthology of Fresh Writers.

To read complete details for each of the contests, visit the website. Entries costs $8 and may be submitted using the Submittable page.

Blue River accepting graduate level work

Blue River seeks the best poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction by students currently enrolled in graduate creative writing programs or within one year post-graduation. The non-profit literary journal does not charge for submissions. Writers whose pieces are accepted will receive one free copy of the 2017 issue.

For complete submission instructions for each genre, visit the website.

The 2017 Pinch Literary Awards accepting submissions

Applicants can submit fiction or nonfiction prose up to 5000 words or 1-3 poems. The winners in each category will each receive $1000 and be published in the upcoming Pinch issue. The first entry costs $20 and includes one digital issue of the Pinch. Subsequent entries will cost $10. The work will be judged anonymously.

For complete guidelines and submit, visit the website. Deadline to enter is Mar. 15.

Second Annual Ex Ophidia Press opens poetry contest

All English-language authors are welcome to enter a poetry book manuscript. Suggested length is 64-84 pages. Poetry must be a Word document and single-spaced. The winning entry will be published by Ex Ophidia Press and a cash award of $1000.

Entry fee is $25. To read complete details, visit the website. Deadline is Aug. 15. 

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Meet acclaimed authors Julia Franks and Mark Beaver as they read from their latest releases, “Over the Plain Houses” and “Suburban Gospel.” The authors will sign books after the readings.

A native of the Appalachian Mountains, Franks lives in Atlanta, where she teaches literature and runs Loose Canon, a site that fosters free-choice reading in the classroom.

An Atlanta native, Beaver has published in numerous journals and magazines, including North American Review, Ninth Letter, Tampa Review, storySouth and more.

This event, which takes place at SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall February 16th at 6:30, is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Catherine Ramsdell at

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Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Short Story Contest now open

Stories must be double-spaced and no longer than 8,000 words. Please remove name and any other identifying information from manuscript and submit no more than two stories.

The first place winner will receive $3,500. Four finalists will receive $1,000 and five runners-up will be awarded $500. All stories will be considered for publication in Printers Row, the Tribune’s digital literary journal.

There is no submission fee. Deadline is Jan. 31. For complete details and to submit visit the Submittable page.

Zócalo Public Square sixth annual poetry contest seeks submissions

This Los Angeles-based ideas magazine will award $500 to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. The winner will also be published on Zócalo’s website. Up to three poems may be sent to

There is no submission fee. Deadline is Feb. 3. For more information, visit the contest site.

Inaugural Airlie Prize is now accepting English poetry submissions

The winner will be notified fall of 2017 and will receive a $1000 cash award. The winning collection will be published in October 2018 in print and with a custom bookmark to accompany the book. Poets previously published by Airlie Press, their family, friends, or close associates are ineligible to enter.

Submissions are accepted via the Submittable page. All identifying information and acknowledgments from your manuscript for anonymous judging.

Deadline is Mar. 1. The entry fee is $20.

The Southeast Review Contests are now open

An award of $1000 will be given to the winners of World’s Best Short-Short Story, Gearhart Poetry Prize, and Narrative Nonfiction Prize. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. For complete details on each contest, visit Southeast Review’s contest page.

Entry fee is $16. Deadline is Mar. 15. To submit, use the Submittable page.

Wassaic Project accepting summer internship applications

This New York based arts non-profit is now accepting applications from both students and recent alumni until Mar. 1.


Interns will learn the aspects to running an arts organization including curating, press, marketing, event planning, installation, and gallery management. Because the Wassaic Project is a small, young organization, interns will contribute to the long-term identity of the organization and take on substantial responsibility. Interns manage their own projects and will work on our Summer Benefit, our Summer Exhibition and Festival application process, curation, promotion and installation, our Artist Residency application process and logistics, and will help manage our Artist Residency program and events.


Education Interns will have the unique opportunity of working on many aspects of the Wassaic Project’s education programming, which connects the artists and dynamic creative resources of the Project to the greater Dutchess County and Northwest Connecticut community. Interns will engage with contemporary art educators and teaching strategies while participating in and contributing to a growing education department.

 For more information on Wassaic Project, visit the website. Full details on the Programming and Education Internships can be found on their 2017 Summer Internship page.

Second Annual Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Book Prize requests submissions

Submissions must be in English and no longer than 84 pages in length. Please submit manuscript without name and with a cover letter. Entry costs $25. The winning poet will receive $1,000 in cash and 15 author copies.

For more information, visit the Submittable page. Deadline is Aug. 15.

The Caterpillar Magazine’s Poetry Contest seeks entries

Enter a poem for a target audience of 7-11 year olds. Winner will receive €1000 as well as publication in The Caterpillar’s summer issue. Commendable pieces will also be considered for publication. All creative work must be unpublished. Entry fee is €12 per poem, but you can enter as many poems as you wish.

Deadline is Mar. 31. For more information, visit the website. Enter online using the Entry Form page.

Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award accepting manuscripts

Vine Leaves Press, an Australian press, specializes in the vignette—an often forgotten literary form. Poetry and prose entries must be written in English. Manuscripts may range from 50 to 60 pages in length. Pieces of manuscript may be previously published, but the work as a whole must be unpublished.

The award includes a cash prize of $650 (AUD), publication by Vine Leaves Press (paperback and eBook), 20 copies of the paperback, worldwide distribution, and promotion online. Author will receive a 70% net royalty on all eBook and print sales. Two semi-finalists will also be published.

Entry fee is $30. Deadline is Feb. 28. For complete contest guidelines, visit the website.

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Come to SCAD Museum of Art to hear writing professors George Williams and Jonathan Rabb read excerpts from their latest novels. After the reading, audience members will have the chance to ask the authors questions and have their books signed. Books will be available for sale on site.

In Rabb’s “Among the Living,” concentration camp survivor Yitzhak Goldah arrives in Savannah, Georgia, during the Jim Crow era to live with his only remaining relatives and grapple with his dark past. Williams’ forthcoming novel, “Zoë,” follows a 15-year-old girl as she ditches high school and accepts an elderly gentleman’s offer of a road trip.

Readings will begin promptly at 5pm. The event is free and open to the public.



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Upcoming deadlines

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Spring 2017

  • Graduate Thesis applications – Mar. 14.
  • Graduate Teaching Internship applications – Mar. 19.
  • Graduate Field Internship applications – Mar. 24.
  • Graduate Independent Study applications –  Mar. 24.

Summer 2017

  • Graduate Thesis applications – June 1.
  • Graduate Teaching Internship applications – June 11.
  • Graduate Field Internship applications – June 16.
  • Graduate Independent Study applications – June 16.

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At noon this Monday, January 16 (no class that day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day), novelist H.S. Cross will be reading from her new novel, Wilberforce, at E.Shaver Books in Savannah. Come out, after the MLK Day Parade!

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BroadwayWorld in need of volunteer writers

The theatre site is searching to fill positions for writers, critics, and guest bloggers. Writers will work to promote local productions. Work will include show reviews, previews, interviews, and special features.

For more information and to check if positions are available in your region, visit the website.

Zócalo Public Square calls for poetry submissions

The Los Angeles-based ideas magazine is now accepting submissions for its sixth annual poetry prize. Up to three poems may be submitted. This year the U.S. poet who best evokes a connection to a place will be published online and awarded $500.

For more information about the contest, visit the website. There is no fee to enter. Deadline is Feb. 3.

The Southeast Review’s 2017 contests now open

Winners of The World’s Best Short-Short Story Fiction Prize, The Gearhart Poetry Prize, and The Narrative Nonfiction Prize will each win $1,000.

Work must not already be published. Entry costs $16.

For details for each contest, visit the website. To enter, use the Submittable page. Deadline is Mar. 15.

Calibre Essay Prize now accepting nonfiction entries

Submissions must be written in English and between 3,000 and 7,000 words. First place will be awarded $7,500.

Visit the website for complete details. To enter, use the Submittable page. Entrance fee is $15. Deadline is Mar. 15.

Eyewear Publishing accepting poetry collection entries

The London-based company has now opened the 2017 Sexton Prize for Poetry contest. The winning poetry collection will be published and distributed simultaneously in the United States and United Kingdom. Both current students and alumni are welcomed to enter for a chance to win $1,000.

The final judge will be Aimee Nezhukumatathil, poetry editor of Orion. To see the complete contest rules, visit the website. Deadline is April 2.

Australian Book Review seeks short stories

ABR is now accepting entries for the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The cultural magazine will select three stories to publish in the upcoming 2017 Fiction Issue. First prize will win a collective amount of $12,500.

Entries must be written in English and between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Stories entered must not have been previously published or submitted to other contests.

Entry costs $15 for nonsubscriber students, but authors will also receive ABR Online for three months. For complete guidelines, visit the website. Online submission is encouraged using the Submittable page. Deadline is April 10.

Friends of Falun Gong seek poetry entries

The nonprofit organization is interested in advancing human rights through poetry. Submit up to two poems no more than 50 lines each.

Themes for this year’s contest include Falun Gong practitioner’s fundamental human rights, crimes against Falun Gong perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party, and the beauty, peacefulness and good nature of Falun Gong.

For complete details, visit the website. Cash prizes will be awarded according to place and age. Deadline is April 30.

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Fishman isivy-hall-zoe-fishman-lecture the critically acclaimed author of “Inheriting Edith,” “Driving Lessons,” “Saving Ruth” and “Balancing Acts.” She will read from “Inheriting Edith,” and a Q-and-A session and book signing will follow.

Her books have been translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish and earned a myriad of awards, including an Indie Next List pick and Target’s Breakout among others.

She also worked in the New York publishing industry for 13 years at Random House and Simon & Schuster and later as an agent for two boutique literary firms.

Fishman will speak at SCAD Atlanta’s Ivy Hall on January 19th at 6:30. The event is free and open to SCAD Card holders and the public. Fishman will also serve as SCAD Atlanta’s visiting writer in the spring. For more information, contact Catherine Ramsdell at

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