Please be sure to read each category's specific guidelines carefully.

For any submissions related questions, please email us at info@carvezine.com.

GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only one short story at a time and wait for a response before sending another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if story is accepted elsewhere.
    • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your story, log into your Submittable account for updates.
    • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but stories must be in English.
    • No genre fiction (thriller, horror, romance, etc.); literary fiction only. Novel excerpts only if it stands alone as a story.
    • Stories must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
    • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.
    • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and story title in header.

    Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

    GUIDELINES

    • You may submit up to three poems in one submission. Please wait for a response before submitting again.
    • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, log into your Submittable account for updates. Please note that we are reading entries for the Prose & Poetry Contest until early January, which may cause delayed response times on regular submissions.
    • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but work must be in English.
    • Poems must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
    • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.
    • Word count limit: no minimum, max 2,000.

    Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

    GUIDELINES

    • Please submit only one nonfiction essay at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if essay is accepted elsewhere.
      • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time. If you’d like to check on the status of your essay, log into your Submittable account for updates.
      • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but nonfiction must be in English.
      • Essay must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.
      • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.
      • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and title in header.

      Print/Digital Subscribers Only: Use this link. Please note this is only for those who have paid for a print or digital subscription to Carve.

      Carve Critiques

      Get feedback on your prose or poetry to better understand what works, what doesn't, and how to improve.

      Read full guidelines on carvezine.com.


      PROSE INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Submit your story via this form. 
      2. Receive an emailed invoice based on total word count. (1.5¢ per word; $30 minimum)
      3. Submit secure online payment within 48 hours.
      4. Receive your critique within 10 days of payment.


      If you desire line-by-line edits, more in-depth services, or your work is longer than 10,000 words, we recommend Limpede Ink editorial services, a division of Carve Magazine.

      If you previously used "Carve Editing Services" and would like to request Matthew Limpede as your editor again, you may contact him via Limpede Ink for a quote.


      POETRY INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Submit your poem(s) via this form. 
      2. Receive a quote with fee and expected turnaround time.
      3. Notify us if you accept or decline quote.
      4. If you accept, we will email an invoice to be paid securely online within 48 hours.
      Ends on March 15, 2019$10.00
      $10.00

      Writing Workshops Paris

      presented by Carve Magazine

      July 21 - 26, 2019


      About the Program and Application Process

      The Writing Workshops Paris program is an inclusive literary space, and we welcome adult writers at all stages of their careers. 

      Acceptance to the workshops is based upon the strength and promise of the writing sample. We operate on a rolling admissions basis, and we do our best to make admission decisions within 15-30 days of receiving applications.

      Should the program reach capacity, we will post a notice on the website and this form and begin a waitlist. Applications will continue to be reviewed, and applicants will be notified if put on the waitlist.

      Visit our website to learn more about the schedule and accomodations. Have a question? Email director@writingworkshopsparis.com.


      Workshop Faculty 

      Each fiction and nonfiction workshop will have no more than 8-10 participants each, led by the genre faculty instructor. Daily craft talks are open to all participants and led by program staff or faculty.

      Nonfiction Instructor Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny, of the New York Times column Going Off, and of a nonfiction book forthcoming from Crown Publishing. Her work has appeared in GQ, the Wall Street Journal, Harper's, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Tin House Open Bar, Paris Review Daily, Travel & Leisure, Glimmer Train Stories,  The Southern Review, Lenny Letter, Playboy, and many other publications. She is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including a Hawthornden Castle Residency and the Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation. She is also a seven-time Moth Story Slam winner who has been featured on NPR.

      Fiction Instructor Brandon Hobson is the author of, most recently, the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and also longlisted for the 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared in The Believer, Conjunctions, The Paris Review Daily, Publisher's Weekly, NOON, Post Road, and in many other places. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.


      Tuition Payments

      If your application is accepted, you will have 7 days to submit a $300 nonrefundable deposit that goes toward your tuition fee of $3250. The remaining balance is due by April 1, 2019. There are no refunds of tuition after April 1, 2019, and applications accepted after this date require the full tuition immediately.

      Early Bird Deadline: Applications received prior to February 1 are entitled to an early bird discount. The full tuition will be $2995 if paid in full within 7 days of application acceptance.


      Application Materials

      We welcome applications from anywhere in the world. Your application should give us a sense of who you are as a writer and consist of the following:

      • Brief bio informing us of your involvement in the writing and literary community, as well as any prior or forthcoming publications. (250 words max)
      • Purpose statement explaining why you would like to participate in Writing Workshops Paris. You can also discuss current manuscripts or writing projects that you might choose to workshop. (500 words max.)
      • A short story or nonfiction essay, ideally no more than 15-20 pages. This does not have to be published, though that is acceptable, nor does it have to be a piece you plan to workshop.

      In crafting your application materials, consider work that best represents your unique voice and talent as a writer.


      Application Fee

      There is a $10 nonrefundable application fee to apply to the fiction or nonfiction workshop.

      If you would like to apply to both, you will need to complete a separate application and fee for each. Please note that due to the intensive scheduling, an applicant can only be accepted to either fiction or nonfiction, not both.

      Please fill out your contact information. On the next page, you'll be asked to include a letter and attach a resume and/or CV.

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