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    Posted June 29, 2016

    Submit Now to TXTOBJX: Emergent Literature

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Literary Site

    TXTOBJX is now open for submissions. TXTOBJX (txtobjx.com) is an experimental literary site that publishes text objects—fragmentary, abbreviated, emergent writing that falls somewhere between prose and poetry. A text object might take the shape of a microfable, a prose sketch, a list or an aphorism. It can be a piece of episodic surrealism or an artful misremembrance. It can be a set of cryptic instructions, or a description of a real or imagined phenomenon. Ideally, however, its controlled spontaneity distinguishes it from the highly resolute craft and polish of its cousin forms. Submissions: .
    txtobjx.com

    Posted June 29, 2016

    Conium Press 2016 Book & Chapbook Contest: $1,000 prize

    • Subtitle 2016 Book & Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/16
    • Big Title Conium Press 2016 Book & Chapbook Contest: $1,000 prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2016
      The Conium Press 2016 Book & Chapbook Contest is open for fiction and hybrid submissions. Winner receives $1,000, publication of the winning manuscript, ten author copies, and a copy of the judge's latest book. This year's judge is Matt Bell, author of Scrapper, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, Cataclysm Baby, How They Were Found, and the forthcoming collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall. September 1st deadline. $25 entry fee. Flexible word count. Full guidelines at coniumreview.com/contests.

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  • Posted June 28, 2016

    First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest

    • Subtitle First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/16
    • Big Title First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2016
      Have you dreamed of having your children’s book published? The second annual First Edition Children’s Book Writing Contest is seeking manuscripts of 600 words or less for children birth to five years old. The winning author will have their manuscript edited, illustrated, printed, and promoted. The book will be sold online and in brick and mortar retail stores. The author will receive a $1,000 advance and 8% royalties. Submission fee of $50 which increases by $25 on August 15 and September 15. Manuscripts accepted beginning May 10, 2016. For more information and to submit your manuscript go to: www.firsteditionproject.com.

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  • Posted June 28, 2016

    Bring Your Writing to the World

    • Blurb

      Writing is the labor that nourishes you. Crafting sentences, shaping phrases, revising and refining language for your audience—these efforts keep you up at night, or wake you at dawn. At Lesley University, you’ll find a community where you’ll be mentored and challenged by teaching writers who share your passion for literary art. Located in literary Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Creative Writing program is ranked the #4 low-residency MFA program by Poets and Writers. Here, you’ll realize your aspirations in the company of committed authors who, like you, are deeply engaged in their craft and readying their work for publication. www.lesley.edu/mfa-creative-writing

    Posted June 27, 2016

    The Forge Literary Magazine: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Forge Literary Magazine, a new writer-friendly online magazine, seeks fiction and nonfiction submissions. While we have no formal word limit, work below 3,000 words is preferred. Send us your best! Since we are a diverse, international group of writers, our tastes and styles are wide-ranging. Submissions are read anonymously year-round. We feature one prose piece per week selected by a rotating cast of editors. There is no fee to submit, and we pay all contributors. Visit our website for better insight into who we are and what we publish: www.forgelitmag.com

    Posted June 27, 2016

    A Lonely Riot Magazine Open Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    A Lonely Riot Magazine is now entering our fourth month of submissions in fiction and poetry. We're a "Lit Mag Apart" – we take various pieces across the board. So far we've published literary fiction, horror, prose poetry, etc. We're open to anything that is written well, and has a strong and memorable take-away. We pay $20/short, $7/poem or flash fiction. 6000 word max, no miserable reading fees. See our submissions guidelines on our website. www.alonelyriotmag.com

    Posted June 27, 2016

    Call for Micropoetry: Rinky Dink Press

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2016
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Rinky Dink Press (rdp), a unique publisher of micropoetry, is now accepting submissions of 5-6 thematically related micropoems (i.e. poems consisting of between 25 & 40 words) for our Fall 2016 microzine series, which will feature 10 single-author collections in 2.75 x 4.25 format. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc to . There's no reading fee, and the deadline for submissions is August 31, 2016. rinkydinkpress.wordpress.com

    Posted June 27, 2016

    Brush Talks: A Journal of China - Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Brush Talks is a newly established journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our second issue, to be published in the fall of 2016. No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the submission guidelines before submitting: www.brushtalks.com

    Posted June 27, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Poetry, Fction, Nonfiction, Visual Art, Swamp

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Swamp Ape Review is the new beast in South Florida’s growing body of literature. We are a national online journal (produced by the MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University) looking for original work in 5 areas: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art (graphics/photography, multimedia, or video), and swamp—our fifth category for works that defy genre. Submissions will be accepted until September 1st for publication in winter. For more info and the "why" behind our name and nature, visit www.swampapereview.com.

  • Posted June 27, 2016

    Referential Magazine Wants You to Get Connected

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Referential Magazine (ReferentialMagazine.org) is an online magazine of literary connectedness. We are a community where writers give a nod of acknowledgement to other writers by referring to pieces on our site. We are a home for literary luminaries and future luminaries alike, and we look forward to reading your writing. We are now open for submissions of poems, stories, and creative nonfiction.

  • Posted June 23, 2016

    Diode Editions Full Length Book & Chapbook Contest: Poetry

    • Subtitle Full Length Book Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 10/1/16
    • Big Title Diode Editions Full Length Book & Chapbook Contest: Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2016
      Entries will be accepted between June 10 and October 1st, 2016. A winner, will be announced by October 15, 2016 (We may publish more than one book and chapbook). The winning book(s) will be published by February 1st, and will be launched at the 2017 AWP Conference in Washington, DC (February 8-11). Open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. We will consider translations, and we welcome collaborations. For submission guidelines: www.diodeeditions.com.

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    Posted June 22, 2016

    Glass Seeks Poems in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2016
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Glass: A Journal of Poetry seeks poetry submissions for a special feature in response to the June 12 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, scheduled for release in August, 2016. Because the shooting targeted the LGBTQ community on Latin Night, we are only seeking submissions from LGBTQ poets and especially LGBTQ poets of color. Glass never charges reading fees. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Submissions accepted until July 15, 2016. Recent submitters to Glass (whether your submission was accepted, declined or is still under consideration) may submit to this special feature as well. Full details: www.glass-poetry.com/journal/orlando.html.

  • Posted June 20, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Liminoid Magazine, Fall 2016

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 20, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Liminoid Magazine is now accepting prose fiction submissions for our Fall 2016 issue, which goes live in early October. We accept submissions year-round, but will only be reading for the Fall 2016 issue until August 20. We want exquisitely crafted cultural refuse and literary drift: fiction that doesn’t fit in this genre or that one, but speaks with a clear, irrepressible voice all the same. Please review previous issues and our submissions guidelines before sending in your work. www.liminoidmagazine.com/submissions/

    Posted June 20, 2016

    Frankenstein Bicentennial Dare: Seeking New Stories about Science and Creation

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by writing your own scary story! Tell a short fiction story about the complex relationships between creators and their creations, or write an essay about the evolving relationships between humans and technology in real life. Submit your tale of monstrosity to win cash and prizes at frankenstein.asu.edu/dare. Presented by Arizona State University, National Novel Writing Month, Creative Nonfiction magazine, and Chabot Space and Science Center.

    Posted June 16, 2016

    The MacGuffin Wants to Know What You're Doing This Summer

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The MacGuffin is currently looking for work to include in our upcoming Fall 2016 issue. Tell us about your summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got hit by a texting driver. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back (not to get too personal…). We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

    Posted June 16, 2016

    Del Sol Review Call for Speculative Short Fiction

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Del Sol Review is currently looking for quality speculative short fiction in all its forms (sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, slipstream, etc) for publication. Submissions must be formatted in a standard manner and from 500 to 6000 words in length. We also accept excerpts from novels-in-progress up to 6000 words. We're looking for sharp narrative, strong hooks, and unpredictable storyline progression—and a great first line! Submission guidelines at delsolreview.webdelsol.com/sff.htm.

    Posted June 15, 2016

    1 Month Left to Submit to Stillhouse Press Contests!

    • Subtitle 2016 Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/16
    • Big Title 1 Month Left to Submit to Stillhouse Press Contests!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15th, 2016
      Don't miss your chance to win $1k + publication. Stillhouse Press is accepting full-length mss. for its 2016 Fiction and Poetry contests. Guest Judges: Porochista Khakpour (Fiction) and Kyle Dargan (Poetry). The top 10 mss. for each genre will receive written feedback on their work, regardless of whether or not they are accepted for publication. For more info on how to submit, please visit: www.stillhousepress.org.

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  • Posted June 15, 2016

    The Masters Review - Short Story Award For New Writers

    • Subtitle Short Story Award for New Writers
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/16
    • Big Title The Masters Review - Short Story Award For New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2016
      $2000, publication, and agency review from The Williams Agency, Gelfman Schneider / ICM Partners, and the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in New York. Second and third place runners up receive agency review, publication, and $200 and $100, respectively. Submissions are limited to emerging writers—must not have a novel published at the time of submission (self-published writers and authors with story collections are free to submit). International submissions allowed. Fiction only. Submit before July 15th!
      mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

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    Posted June 15, 2016

    2016 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize

    • Subtitle 2016 StoryQuarter Nonfiction Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/1/16
    • Big Title 2016 StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2016
      The Third Annual StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize closes on August 1. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly 50. Submissions are online only with a limit of 6,250 words; please visit storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu for full details. Our judge will be Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion; My Misspent Youth; The Quality of Life Report, a novel; and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir. storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu/submissions/

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  • Posted June 15, 2016

    Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted June 14, 2016

    Able Muse Open to Submissions - Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Art

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming, summer 2016 issue. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. (Although Able Muse reads and accepts submissions year-round, be sure to submit by March 10, 2016, to be considered for next issue.) Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com.

    Posted June 14, 2016

    Write About Your Personal Experience as a Writer or Artist.

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Earn $0.015 per word to be published on our blog, The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or art and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

    Posted June 13, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Storm Cellar seeks new writing and art for late summer: fiction, flash, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrids, images in any medium. This is a literary journal of safety and danger. Send us your aesthetically ambitious, inventive, risky work. Especially listening for under-represented voices and authors connected to the Midwest. Send us volcanoes, lockboxes, codes, and spells. Guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit or skip right to stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted June 13, 2016

    The Tishman Review is Reading for Volume Two, Issue Four

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    The Tishman Review seeks fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art from those who represent and explore the cultural points of view of Earth’s four corners. Submit your best for our fall issue. We love the quirky, the funny, the scary, the jolting, the gorgeous, the wild, and the perceptive. We have options for writers desiring editorial feedback. Contributors are paid cash, and U.S. contributors receive one print copy. We’re always on the lookout for reviews and craft essays for our website. Fee free days are announced on Twitter @TishmanReview. Read our guidelines and submit: thetishmanreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 13, 2016

    GFT Presents: One in Four | Ground Fresh Thursday

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    GFT Press is accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, visual art, and interviews for print (GFT Presents: One in Four) and online (Ground Fresh Thursday) publication. Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it. Please review our submissions guidelines and submit your best work! www.gftpress.com/submissions


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