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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