Lex Allen Literary Festival seeks poetry and fiction for contest
Undergraduate college students can submit up to three poems and/or up to two short stories for the Literary Festival Poetry Prize ($100) and Literary Festival Fiction Prize ($100). Each entry must include the author’s name and contact information and the name, city and state of the author’s university. All fiction must be doublespaced. Submit entries by noon on Feb. 18 as a Word attachment to the email. Winners will be announced at the festival March 30.

Creative Nonfiction seeks essays that address sustainability
Creative Nonfiction magazine and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability are seeking essays that illuminate environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. These essays will be part of a special “Human Face of Sustainability” issue. A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded for the best essay, and selected essays will be published in Creative Nonfiction No. 51 (early 2014), and an expanded book version will be published in Spring 2014. All submissions received before May 31, 2013, will be considered for both the magazine and the book. Visit the website for the full call for submissions.

The Missouri Review seeks entrants in Audio Literary Competition
The Missouri Review invites all writers and writer/producers to send recordings of original poetry or prose, or audio documentaries on any subject. All you need is a computer, microphone, software such as GarageBand or Audacity, and a great script!

This year, in an effort to expand the contest, the review has opened submissions (previously $20) to a pay-by-donation entry fee. A contribution of any amount includes a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review, and all of the donation goes to support the production of The Missouri Review and its related programs.

Winners and select runners up will have their work featured on The Missouri Review’s website and as part of the iTunes podcast series. A total of $1,000 in prizes will be awarded in three categories. The deadline is March 15. Visit the website for submission details.

The New School seeks applicants for the Summer Writers Colony
The New School is offering an intensive three-week summer program. For more information, visit the website.

Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing seeks applicants
The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing now open for registration and financial aid applications for the 2013 Summer Writing Program. The institute offers full and partial tuition awards. A detailed description of the 2013 Summer Writing Program, along with registration and award application information is available at the website.

Bard in Berlin seeks applicants
The Bard in Berlin Study Abroad Program is accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester. Students with an interest in immersing themselves in interdisciplinary coursework in art and aesthetics, literature and rhetoric, or ethics and politics are encouraged to apply. ECLA of Bard is a small liberal arts college located in historic Berlin Niederschönhausen. Students may opt to pursue an internship, study German, or devote themselves to coursework and independent exploration of Berlin. The application deadline is April 1. Email Jen Murray, associate director of Bard College, with questions.

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