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  • Posted January 19, 2017

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 3 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Three. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renknowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted January 19, 2017

    45th Parallel Magazine: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all creative writers! We at 45th Parallel Magazine are seeking your high quality poetry, prose, and comics for our second issue. This time around, we are especially interested in reading flash, lyric, or experimental pieces, but our top priority will always be good writing, regardless of form. Send us one or more items of prose (4,000 words, total), up to 5 poems, or any comics through March 1st. Submissions are absolutely FREE through our Submission Manager. Check the submission guidelines at our website (45thparallelmag.com/submissions), or drop us a line on Twitter (@45thparallelmag).

  • Posted January 19, 2017

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Blurb

      Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, Iceland, and Singapore. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity."—Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir, and even some rudimentary drawing, collage, and photography. Learn how to stay inspired and overcome writers block. www.creativityworkshop.com.

  • Posted January 19, 2017

    Chesapeake Writers' Conference: Write Your Story, Find Your Champions

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling Admissions
    • Dates June 18, 2017-June 24, 2017;
    • Location St. Mary's College of Maryland
    • Blurb

      The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2017. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants, or just write on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. New this year: workshop exclusively for teachers, which will include graduate credit. June 18-24, 2017. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

    Posted January 18, 2017

    West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions

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

    West Texas Literary Review is an online literary magazine that is now open to reading poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), and essays (up to 2,000 words) for our inaugural issue. We seek work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html.

    Posted January 17, 2017

    Allegro Poetry Magazine March Edition Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Allegro Poetry Magazine seeks to publish the best contemporary poetry. Issue 12 will be published at the beginning of March and the editor is looking for poems on any theme. The deadline is 31st January. For full submission guidelines go to www.allegropoetry.org/p/submit.html.

    Posted January 17, 2017

    Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Gold Man Review is currently accepting submissions for our Issue 7, which will be published November 01. We accept submissions of fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words and up to three poems by a single submitter. We love work that pushes boundaries and tend to gravitate toward those submissions. We regularly submit our contributor’s work to the Pushcart Prize, the O.Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Anthologies. Since we’re a West Coast journal, we only accept submissions from writers from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, California, and Hawaii. We look forward to reading your work. www.goldmanpublishing.com

    Posted January 16, 2017

    Ruminate's 2017 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

    • Subtitle William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/15/17
    • Big Title Ruminate's William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2017
      First place will receive a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The prize is open to all genres of fiction. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. Writers may submit one fiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Deadline to submit is February 15th, 2017. For more information and complete guidelines, visit Ruminate at ruminatemagazine.submittable.com/submit/8439/william-van-dyke-short-story-prize. Ruminate is a nonprofit, reader-supported magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest storytelling, and living awake.

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  • Posted January 16, 2017

    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 January 16, 2017

    Seeking Exceptional Longform Nonfiction

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

    True Story is a new monthly magazine from the editors of Creative Nonfiction. Each issue features one exceptional work of creative nonfiction. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work. www.creativenonfiction.org/true-story

    Posted January 16, 2017

    Call for Submissions: New Madrid Summer 2017

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    We invite well-crafted, compelling submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our summer 2017 issue, which carries no theme—we are open to any subject matter. Quality is the determining factor for acceptance in New Madrid. Submissions open January 15, 2017 and close March 15. Please visit our website for details on how to submit via Submittable. We look forward to considering your work. Warmly, The New Madrid Editors, newmadridjournal.org

    Posted January 16, 2017

    Gravel Seeks Raw, Honest, and Humorous Writing

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Gravel Literary Magazine, produced by the University of Arkansas at Monticello's MFA program, needs art, photography, hybrid works, cnf, poetry, fiction, flash, and is also accepting writing for our blog that is an on-going response to the election. Read us first. Then, submit your best work: gravel.submittable.com.

  • Posted January 16, 2017

    Fourth Genre 2017 Steinberg Essay Contest

    • Subtitle Steinberg Essay Contet
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/17
    • Big Title Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2017
      Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest is accepting submissions from January 15 to March 15 at fourthgenre.submittable.com. The 2017 contest judge is Faith Adiele (www.adiele.com). Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP. $22 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines: fourthgenre.msu.edu.

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    Posted January 11, 2017

    Shanti Arts - Art, Nature, Spirit - Online Workshops

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      Shanti Arts Publishing, home of Still Point Arts Quarterly, offers online workshops on topics related to literary arts, visual arts, creativity and spirituality. Instructors are accomplished artists and writers from around the country with a strong interest in teaching, supporting, and mentoring those interested in growing and learning. Upcoming workshops: (1) Words & Images: Ekphrastic Writing, with poet and essayist Naomi Beth Wakan, February 6 to March 5, 2017, $160. (2) Experiments in Abstract and Impressionistic Photography, with photographer Susan Ruach, March 6 to April 16, 2017, $190. More information and registration at www.shantiarts.com/workshops.

    Posted January 11, 2017

    Brilliant Submissions Wanted

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

    Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

    Posted January 10, 2017

    Split Rock Review Accepting Submissions for Spring 2017 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Split Rock Review, an online literary magazine, is accepting poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, book reviews, graphic narratives, comics, digital literature, and hybrid forms that explore place and the natural environment. We love innovative writing that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life. To view past issue and information about our submission guidelines, visit www.splitrockreview.org.

  • Posted January 10, 2017

    Submit to The Indianola Review!

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

    The Indianola Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction and poetry for our next several online issues. We charge no submission fees and never will, but we do offer an optional premium submission category (96-hr response times) in lieu of pestering writers for donations. We're a quarterly journal with no genre restrictions—we're simply out for the best prose and poetry we can get our hands on. Make sure to check our site for info on our upcoming online workshops. We look forward to reading your work! theindianolareview.com

    Posted January 10, 2017

    Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/17
    • Big Title Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2017
      Two prizes of $1,000 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction. Send stories and essays of up to 6,000 words, double-spaced, between November 1-January 31. Early submissions are encouraged. An entry fee of $18 includes a subscription. For complete guidelines, visit thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu.

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    Posted January 9, 2017

    Baobab Press Seeks Short Fiction Exploring the United States West

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction exploring the United States West. This exciting project speaks to the West’s newness, vastness, sense of territoriality and transience, spanning from untouched wilderness to hyper-urban settings. Selected writers receive a complimentary copy and $100. Writers retain the rights to their pieces, which should be 3,000-5,000 words, and must be sent for review no later than March 31, 2017. Please send your story and brief cover letter to . Visit baobabpress.com/submissions for more details.

    Posted January 9, 2017

    BLJ Wants Your Extraordinary Words and Art!

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

    Issue 5 of BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is calling for submissions of poetry, fiction, artwork, and any other great works that would impress our young readers. Visit our site (www.balloons-lit-journal.com) for past issues and submission guidelines. We enjoy submissions that show you have read our work and know what we are looking for.

    Posted January 9, 2017

    Call for Writing by Girls Worldwide

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young female-identified writers and artists, ages 14 and up, to submit their work for consideration for the first issue. We believe that girls’ voices can and do transform the world for the better. We want to help expand girls’ creative platforms so that female-identified people from all races, religions, and sexual orientations can express themselves freely. We currently seek poetry, prose, short-stories, and lyric essays of any style and theme. We like powerful, female driven writing and work inspired by beautiful things in life. Send your best writing, in English or English translation, to by April 1, 2017. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

    Posted January 9, 2017

    Deadline Extended: Seeking Creative Nonfiction about Adaptation

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 6, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation”—original essays illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly-changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives of prisoners, patients, refugees, students, travelers, and other citizens. We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide range of experiences and circumstances. 4,000 words max; $3,500 for best essay, and all submissions considered for publication. www.creativenonfiction.org

    Posted January 9, 2017

    Empty Sink Publishing Seeks Bold Works of Short Fiction

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

    The new Empty Sink Publishing is open for submissions. Our new format is focused exclusively on short fiction and creative nonfiction, published on a monthly basis. We are looking for work that defies conventions and stretches the mind. We do not want standard genre fiction, but could potentially accept fiction in any genre if it fits our voice. Follow submission guidelines—failure to do so will result in immediate rejection. emptysinkpublishing.com/submissions/

  • Posted January 9, 2017

    Minerva Rising is Accepting Submissions for Our Spring/Summer Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Minerva Rising Press is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography for our upcoming Spring/Summer issue, themed Ripples. Whether from the personal or the political, we want to read your reflections, thoughts and reactions to that unexpected stone cast into the pond of life. $15 submission fee, $50 for published fiction or nonfiction prose and $35 for poetry. For more information and submission guidelines visit our website at minervarising.com

    Posted January 9, 2017

    Sport Literate's Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 2/14/17
    • Big Title Sport Literate's Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 14, 2017
      Sport Literate, the award-winning, 22-year-old journal featuring “honest reflections on life’s leisurely diversions,” wants your best sporty poems. Our first chapbook will be comprised of up to 10 poems from three winning poets, each of whom will receive $150. Send seven to 10 poems (along with a $15 entry fee) before the St. Valentine’s Day deadline (February 14, 2017). Previously published work is fine, but please tell us where it first appeared. Find detailed guidelines, as well as back issues and featured work, on our website: www.sportliterate.org.

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