Submissions are currently open for the Montana Prize for Fiction and New Montana Voices.
Our submission period closed on Oct 1 for issue #23, "Our Living Planet," to be published February 2019.
Our Living Planet
For issue #23, Whitefish Review seeks submissions in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and photography looking at our planet and its systems as living beings.
Can we view natural systems as beings with inalienable rights?
The landscape, creatures, and its integrated systems were once seen as sacred and alive, rather than the current world model of ownership and management. In many ways, nature's value has been reduced to monetary and utilitarian terms in how it serves and benefits humans.
How do we bear witness and show love for our planet even as many of its systems are dying—or at least changing beyond recognition, which certainly involves a staggering amount of loss and grief?
While acknowledging human-caused change, devastation, and extinction, how do we honor, celebrate, and fight for our planet? How do we love a broken being and rejoice in small victories in the face of such epic loss and uncertainty?
Submit your art and stories on the body of earth, our relationship to nature and its systems in all their glory and decay—our living planet.
Whitefish Review enjoys pushing boundaries and encourages broad interpretations of the theme.
New Montana Voices
An anthology of poems, fiction, essays, and photos for Montana High School students (grades 9 – 12) in public, private, home school, and non-traditional settings.
New Montana Voices is a contest and publishing venture directed at high school age writers and artists living in Montana. We are offering contest prizes for the top three entries in the following 3 categories: Poetry, Prose & Essay, and Photography. First place in each category is $300; second place is $150; third place is $50. In addition to that, New Montana Voices will compile the best of the entries at the end of the school year and publish the work in full-featured, paperback edition -- every author/photographer featured in the year-end magazine will be provided a free copy. Entrants may submit in multiple categories.
Entries will also be considered for publication in Whitefish Review. Inclusion in Whitefish Review would be in addition to inclusion in New Montana Voices.
The following guidelines for submission should be followed:
Poetry: No more than 6 poems per entrant, each a maximum length of 50 lines, in .docx, .doc, .rtf, or plain .txt format, using 12-pt Times New Roman font (except in .txt formatted submissions.)
Prose: No more than 4 entries per entrant, each a maximum of 3000 words, in .docx, .doc, .rtf, or plain .txt format, using 12-pt Times New Roman font with line spacing set to Double Space (except in .txt formatted submissions.)
Photography: No more than 5 photographs per entrant, each a maximum of 10 MB, in .jpg format.