In February 2019, Stages will celebrate the range of Latinx voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities. The second annual Sin Muros will include Alex Alpharaoh’s solo show WET: A DACAmented Journey and developmental workshop readings of new plays by Texas playwrights Georgina Escobar, Jasminne Mendez, and Beto O’Byrne. The festival weekend will be filled with public events for audiences and local theatre-makers, including workshops and networking opportunities.
The mission of Undocupoets is to promote the work of undocumented poets and raise consciousness about the structural barriers that they face in the literary community. We believe in supporting all poets, regardless of immigration status.
2019 Undocupoets Fellowship Overview
The Undocupoets Fellowship, in partnership with Amazon Literary Partnership and the Sibling Rivalry Press Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private foundation, will grant TWO $500 fellowships, with no strings attached, to undocumented or formerly undocumented poets to help defray the cost of poetry-related submission fees.
This fellowship is intended for any writers who are currently undocumented or who were formerly undocumented in the United States.
Please submit up to 10 pages of poetry, with no more than one poem per page, per individual. In addition, please include a cover letter with a bio and brief description of your current work or manuscript-in-progress.
At least one of the two fellowships awarded will be given to LGBTQ undocumented poets, per an agreement with Sibling Rivalry Press. Please indicate on your bio if you identify as LGBTQ.
While no single fellowship recipient will receive more than $500 on any given year, fellowships can be awarded to the same individual for multiple years.
Deadline: Midnight, January 31, 2019
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in (fiction and creative nonfiction) and to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years..
The Macondo Workshop is a master’s level workshop; participants are expected to be committed and well-seasoned writers capable of reviewing each other’s work with compassionate rigor and vision. Writers are accepted into the program through a blind peer review process. Once a writer has been accepted into Macondo they become Macondistas and are welcome to return annually to the workshops. Mornings are dedicated to mandatory workshops where generally each Macondista has submitted a writing sample to be shared and workshopped with the group. These workshops are not open to the public and are exclusively for Macondistas.
Past workshop moderators have included Macondo alums as well as recognized writers such as Dorothy Allison, Luis J. Rodriguez, the poet Ai, and Helena Maria Viramontes. Afternoons are spent in seminars focused on various artistic, political, and spiritual issues related to writing. These have been led by such writers, artists, and scholars as Norma Alarcon, Norma Cantu, Carmen Tafolla, and John Phillip Santos. Some evenings are devoted to readings and lectures, many of which are open to public presence and participation. In addition, there are several events planned throughout the week to provide participants with many opportunities for quality social interaction.
The Texas Review accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, short plays, and comics/art. We accept unsolicited submissions via Submittable. Unsolicited submissions sent via email or regular mail will be deleted/recycled unread.
Send a single short story in a fiction submission, a single essay in a nonfiction submission, a single play in a play submission, up to 5 poems in a poetry submission, and up to 15 pages in a comics/art submission.
Prose (fiction and nonfiction) should be double-spaced and page numbered. Poetry and plays should be single-spaced. Poetry, prose, and plays should be submitted in a single file, either Word or PDF. Comics/art should be submitted as a single PDF file.
All submissions should be typed in 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman). Include the author's name and address on the top of the first page of each submission. Pages must be numbered. We consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Prose should be double-spaced. Poetry should be single-spaced with only one poem per page.
Please submit only one short story or nonfiction piece at a time; up to five poems per submission. When submitting multiple poems, combine them in a single Word document or PDF file.
There are no restrictions on subject matter, form, or length (extremely long pieces are somewhat at a disadvantage—but we have published them in the past and will continue to do so). Anything of excellence is welcome.
Gulf Coast's regular print submissions period is open from September 1 through March 1
For the print edition:
Submit only previously unpublished works. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please inform us promptly if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
Multiple submissions in the same genre are not accepted and will not be read or responded to. Please wait until you receive a response from us before submitting again.
Stories and essays should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the first page, title on subsequent pages. We rarely publish submissions of more than 7,000 words.
Poems (up to 5 per submission) should be typed with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the header on each page. To withdraw individual poems, please leave a note in the online submissions manager.
Interviews and Reviews of literary collections or anthologies: Gulf Coast typically commissions book reviews, but unsolicited reviews are accepted and occasionally published. Single-book reviews should be no longer than four pages. We are particularly interested in reviews of first or second books. Interviews should not exceed twelve pages. All reviews and interviews should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the first page, title on subsequent pages.
Art and Critical Art Writing: Gulf Coast is now accepting submissions of critical art writing.
For all other work, including proposals for commissioned work (translations, reportage, travel writing, etc) and graphic storytelling and visual narratives that are too large for upload in the online submissions manager, please query the Editor at.
For online exclusives:
Refer to our masthead if you intend to add a personalized greeting to your cover letter.
Stories and essays should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated, with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on the first page, title on subsequent pages. We are less likely to accept submissions of more than 3,000 words.
Poems (up to 5 per submission) should be typed with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the header on each page.
Translations of poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) and prose (ideally less than 3,000 words) should include a brief bio of the author and indicate whether the translator has been given permissions. For poetry, we encourage authors to include the departing language in their submission.
Blogger in Residence: please query the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include online publication or blogging credits and a brief proposal indicating how your blogging will contribute to the literary and nonprofit community.
Inprint presents a special evening
with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award
winner Claudia Rankine as part of the 2018-2019 . As part of
the program, Rankine will read from selected works and The Ensemble Theatre actors will give a staged reading from
Rankine’s new play The White Card. After
the presentation, Rankine will join Houston-based artist, MacArthur Fellow, and
Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe
for an on-stage conversation. A book
sale and signing, at which audience members can meet the author, will follow.
CLAUDIA RANKINE’S “voice shimmers with
wisdom and fury,” says . Her
groundbreaking book-length poem won
the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry (the first book to also
be nominated in the NBCCA’s Criticism category), the Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award,
the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the NAACP Image Award, and several others. It
was named one of the “Best Books of the Year” by , and
elsewhere, and is the only poetry book to be a bestseller in the nonfiction category. writes “part protest lyric,
part art book, is a dazzling
expression of the painful double consciousness of black life in
America.” Salon praises it as “moving, stunning, and formally
innovative—in short, a masterwork.”
also the author of four other poetry collections, including , and
three plays, including most recently ,
which raises questions about whether American society can prosper if whiteness
remains invisible. She is also editor of several anthologies, including . Among
her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the
Jackson Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and a MacArthur “genius”
Meir Shalev is one of Israel’s most celebrated writers and has been the recipient of numerous distinguished book awards in Israel and abroad. He will be in Houston from January 27-30 as our visiting Literary Scholar-in-Residence