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New Awesome Book Alert: Going Short, An Invitation to Flash Fiction by Nancy Stohlman

From a notable flash fiction writer, Nancy Stohlman, comes a book on the craft of flash fiction, Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction. The book, which drops October 15, 2020, is a magical thing, packed with smart tips on doing flash fiction well. So, What’s Going Short About: From the press release: “Flash fiction...

The Iowa Short Fiction Award/ How to Submit

The University of Iowa Press is currently seeking seeking submissions for the Iowa Short Fiction Award and John Simmons Short Fiction Award. The want full-length short story collections manuscripts. The winning manuscript will be published by the University of Iowa Press. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020. Who is Eligible to Submit to...

Dzanc Books Diverse Voices Prize/ How to Submit (Prize: $3000 + more)

Dzanc Books Diverse Voices Prize is a new literary prize from Dzanc Books, to be awarded to a writer of a full-length manuscript. The prize is open to writers from minority, underrepresented, or marginalized communities. The winner of the prize will receive a $3,000 advance payment and the winning manuscript will be published by Dzanc...

Jerry Jazz Musician Contest/ How to Submit (Prize: $100)

Jerry Jazz Musician is currently seeking short story submissions for its 55th contest. The author of the winning short story will receive $100 and publication on Jerry Jazz Musician site. Also, the winning story might be published in an annual anthology or magazine. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2020. About Jerry Jazz Musician...

Catapult Submissions Portal Is Currently Open For The At Work Series/ How to Submit (Payment: $200)

Catapult is currently seeking submissions for their “At Work” series. You could submit an essay, or you could pitch them. Your submission could be a memoir, cultural criticism, and/or reporting. Also, hybrid works are welcome. About Catapult ‘At Work’ Series: From their blog: “This series features examinations about “work”—the labor we choose to take on...