Ends on September 1, 2019$20.00
$20.00

Wendy’s Subway is pleased to announce its first reading period for full-length manuscripts. We seek submissions of innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre work that charts new possibilities and expressions of poetic form. 

The winner will author a publication with Wendy’s Subway, receive an honorarium of $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 author copies. 


DEADLINE AND ANNOUNCEMENT

Submissions will be accepted through September 1, 2019. The winning book will be announced in Fall 2019 and published in Spring 2020. 


JUDGE

Lucy Ives is the author of two novels: Impossible Views of the World, published by Penguin Press, and, more recently, Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World, published by Soft Skull Press. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Art in America, Artforum, The Baffler, frieze, Granta, and Vogue. She received a 2018 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.


ELIGIBILITY

The call is open to writers at any stage of their career. 


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but should the manuscript be accepted for publication elsewhere, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible and withdraw your Submittable application. 


FORMAT AND GUIDELINES

Please submit a manuscript of 40 pages or more of original work. While excerpts from the manuscript may have been previously published (as chapbooks, online, or in journals and anthologies), the manuscript as a whole should reflect a new and unpublished work. Your manuscript may include visual art and illustrations. It may not be a translation of another author’s writing and should reflect your original work. Collaborations are accepted. Please include page numbers, a title page, table of contents, and acknowledgements listing previous publications (if applicable). You may only submit one manuscript for consideration. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. You will not have the opportunity to make any edits or revisions to your manuscript in Submittable once it has been submitted. The winning author will have time to revise the manuscript once it has been accepted. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our publishing initiative and public programs to learn more about the mission and activities of Wendy’s Subway. 


CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Wendy’s Subway abides by the Code of Ethics developed by the Community of Literary Magazines and Publishers (see below). We are committed to fairly and ethically evaluating each and every submission. A group of external readers will review all applications anonymously, before the judge selects a manuscript through anonymous review from a group of 10 finalists. Close friends, relatives, colleagues, and students (past and present) of the judge are not eligible to submit. You can write us at publishing@wendyssubway.com with any questions about your eligibility or the application process. 


CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believe that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.


HOW TO SUBMIT

Please submit online using our Submittable page (wendyssubway.submittable.com/submit). No hard copies accepted. There is an entry fee of $20. 

Ends on September 1, 2019$15.00
$15.00

The Carolyn Bush Award aims to support innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre work that contributes to expanding the discourses and practices of poetry. The award honors the life and work of Wendy’s Subway Co-Founder Carolyn Bush by providing in-depth support to an early-career and emerging female-identifying writer.


The winner will receive a publication with Wendy’s Subway, receive an honorarium of $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 author copies. Crucial to the award is the editorial support provided to complete the manuscript for publication. The winner will receive two consultations at key stages in the manuscript’s progress with established writers who will offer rigorous feedback and suggestions for revisions or further development. The winner will also receive two advisory meetings for professional development to learn strategies for residency and fellowship applications, crafting personal statements, submitting to journals and magazines, and self-publishing. Additionally, free enrollment in two workshops at Wendy’s Subway and a one year key-holding “Contributor” membership to the Wendy’s Subway reading room in Brooklyn, which includes a library collection of over 3,000 titles, will be made available to the winner. The Carolyn Bush Award aims to encourage an emerging writer to follow and develop her work and envision a future in the field with confidence and an abundance of support. 


DEADLINE AND ANNOUNCEMENT 

Submissions will be accepted through September 1, 2019. The winning book will be announced in Fall 2019 and published in Spring 2021. 


ABOUT THIS AWARD

This award has been established in honor of founding member of Wendy’s Subway, Carolyn Bush (1990-2016). In honoring Carolyn and continuing her legacy, we seek to acknowledge her fiercely particular approach to learning, writing, and collaborating. Carolyn chose her own path and followed her own schedule. She was wary of formal education but sought out workshops, reading groups, and informal collectives where learning is enacted relationally, as a form of exchange and intimacy. She engaged mentors but was skeptical of received wisdom of any kind. Her library included poetry and fiction, mystical and religious texts, feminist theory and biography, and idiosyncratic curricula including a collection of texts on the limits of language itself. The poetry and essays she left us are densely allusive, hybrid in forms, galvanized by her concern with social and political justice, and alive with the curiosity and irreverence for which she was famous and beloved. She loved truth-tellers, and was one.


JUDGES

The Wendy’s Subway Carolyn Bush Award Editorial Committee, composed of Wendy’s Subway staff: Harris Bauer, Corinne Butta, Adjua Greaves, Sanjana Iyer, Gabriel Kruis, Matt Longabucco, and Rachel Valinsky. To learn about our staff visit: http://www.wendyssubway.com/about/


ELIGIBILITY

We welcome submissions by emerging female-identifying writers residing in New York City. 


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but should the manuscript be accepted for publication elsewhere, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible and withdraw your Submittable application. 


FORMAT AND GUIDELINES

We seek early-stage manuscripts of 20 pages in length to be considered for the Carolyn Bush Award. Your manuscript may include visual art and illustrations. It may not be a translation of another author’s writing and should reflect your original work. Applications also consist of a 500-word written reflection about your work, how you see it developing, and how you think you will benefit from this opportunity with Wendy’s Subway to do so. The manuscript need not be complete at the time of application. While excerpts from the manuscript may have been previously published (as chapbooks, in journals), the manuscript as a whole should reflect a new and unpublished work. Please include page numbers, a title page, table of contents, and acknowledgements listing previous publications (if applicable). You may only submit one manuscript for consideration. You will not have the opportunity to make any edits or revisions to your manuscript in Submittable once it has been submitted. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our publishing initiative and public programs to learn more about the mission and activities of Wendy’s Subway. 


CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Wendy’s Subway abides by the Code of Ethics developed by the Community of Literary Magazines and Publishers (see below). We are committed to fairly and ethically evaluating each and every submission. You can write us at publishing@wendyssubway.com with any questions about your eligibility or the application process. 


CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believe that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.


HOW TO SUBMIT

Please submit online using our Submittable page (wendyssubway.submittable.com/submit). 

No hard copies accepted. There is an entry fee of $15. 

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