Saturday, August 30, 2014


The Missouri Review’s 24th Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction is now open for submissions. First-place winners in each category receive a prize of $5,000, plus a feature in their spring issue and paid travel to their gala reading and reception in Columbia, Missouri. Contest finalists will receive cash prizes and have their work considered for publication as well.

This opportunity is open to both emerging and established writers—we are most of all concerned with finding strong work. All writers submitting to our contest receive a one-year subscription to The Missouri Review.

They accept submissions online or by mail. The postmark deadline is October 1st, and winners will be announced in January of 2015.

You can find more information about the contest through their website:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Short Story Competition Deadline!!!

Glimmer Train's
Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: August 31, 2014


1st place wins $1,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.

2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

Make a Submission

Other considerations:
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Writing Guidelines)
Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.
Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the November 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

Friday, August 15, 2014


The Dock
Carrick on Shannon
(Three-year, fixed-term contract)

As it approaches its 10th anniversary, The Dock, a dynamic multidisciplinary arts centre in Carrick on Shannon, is seeking to recruit a new Director to lead the organisation in its next stage of development.

The Dock comprises a 117-seat performance space, exhibition spaces, workshops and artists’ studios.

As well as developing and implementing a strategic vision, the Director will have final responsibility for programming, financial management, marketing and audience development, management and recruitment of staff and building management.

Salary €47,000 p.a.

For further information see or contact +353 71 96 50460.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 5th September, 2014.

Shortlisting may apply. Leitrim Arts Development Ltd, the employer in respect of this position, is an equal opportunities employer.

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Call for Applications for the 2015 Award

The Golden Fleece Award aims to support and promote the diversity of contemporary Irish creativity in the arts and crafts. Its mission is to help artists of innovative talent, needing support at strategic stages of their careers.

Applicants will normally have been born on the island of Ireland and must maintain a strong connection with Ireland. They should be artists or researchers working in the area of figurative visual art or of the traditional crafts.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 21 November 2014

Full details of submission requirements and procedures can be found on their website at