call for submissions and contest: Mason's Road
- The literary journal Mason's Road is looking for submissions for its latest issue.
Our submissions period runs February 15, 2012, until May 15, 2012. We will also be selecting the winner for our 2012 Mason's Road Literary Award during that period, which is free to enter and offers a $1,000 prize to the best entry we receive.
Sponsored by Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing, Mason's Road is an online literary journal with a focus on teaching. It is run by the program's graduate students. We have been honored to publish established writers such as Philip Schultz, William Kennedy, Rhina Espaillat and Lia Purpora, alongside talented emerging writers who had never been published before.
The theme for our fifth issue and our upcoming $1,000 contest is "characterization." While we always publish the very best submissions that come our way, we are particularly looking for submissions this issue in which characters' voices, behaviors and thoughts resonate and shine.
Mason's Road is especially well-suited for MFA students in programs across the country. Each issue is dedicated to a particular element of the writing craft, and include fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, craft essays, writing exercises and art. MFA students and faculty are welcome to submit, comment on the current selections, and engage in a dialogue about the writing craft with each issue.
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