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Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest 2017

Deadline: November 19, 2017

Entry fee: $25

Narrative Magazine: Narrative invites all writers, poets, visual artists, photographers, performers, and filmmakers between eighteen and thirty years old to send us their best work. We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. We’re looking to encourage and promote the best young authors and artists working today.

Awards: First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. The prizewinners and finalists will be announced in Narrative.

Details: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/30-below-2017

Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem – Anthology Call

Deadline: November 30, 2017

From Mansfield Press:

Current statistics predict 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We need more art to understand the complexity and dimensions of what this means.

So please join us in this landmark groundbreaking anthology on the subject of cancer; whether from a patient, survivor, caregiver, loved one, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer, compassionate human being, body part or disease itself point of view.

This anthology aims to offer new ways of seeing, understanding, and representing this ordinary and extraordinary experience; with a full spectrum of emotions spanning the tragic and comic.

We believe the imagination and poetry have their own parts to play in our contemporary healing warehouse. And we invite you to demonstrate this power as we bring together an exciting group of contemporary poems and poets tackling the “c” word in unexpected and affecting ways.

Please send between one and four poems on the topic of cancer in any poetic style/form and from any perspective to dysfunctionalpoems@gmail.com plus a 100-word author bio.

Previously published poems are welcome as long as the author owns the copyright and gives us permission to reprint, and as long as the poem was published after the year 2000.

Narrative’s Fall 2017 Story Contest

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Narrative Magazine is looking for short shorts, short stories, memoirs, essays, photo essays, graphic stories, literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.

Entry fee: $26

Awards: First prize is $2,500, Second prize is $1000, Third prize is $500, and up to ten finalists will each receive $100.

Details: http://www.narrativemagazine.com/fall-2017-story-contest