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Where to Submit Roundup: August 4, 2023

35 Submission Opportunities including calls for submissions, writing contests, and book prizes.

Where to Submit Roundup 2023

Welcome to the first roundup of submission opportunities for August 2023. Hard to believe the summer is nearly over. If you’re in denial or procrastinating about the big back-to-school scramble, NewPages has you covered with plenty of submission opportunities to keep you distracted.

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Calls for Submissions

Don’t forget to check out our Guide to Submission Opportunities where you can get more information about these calls for submissions. And if you have young writers from elementary to high school age, don’t forget to check out the Young Writers Guide.

Sunspot Lit. Novelette-length fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel. $14 fee. Deadline: August 16, 2023.

Words & Whispers. Final Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: August 25, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Supernova. Very long-form fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel. $10 fee. Deadline: August 30, 2023.

awfully hilarious. Period Stories anthology. Nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: August 31, 2023.

Interim. When Atoms Reassemble. Nonfiction. $4 fee. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Superpresent. Naturally themed issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, translations, interviews, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Long-form fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel. $8 fee. Deadline: September 2, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Short stories, nonfiction, graphic novel. $6.50 fee. Deadline: September 23, 2023.

Rockvale Review. Issue Eleven. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $3 fee. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Flash, poetry, graphic novel, art. $5 fee. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Cherry Tree. Issue 10. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $3 fee. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Clinch — A Martial Arts Literary Magazine. Issue IV. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre. No fee. Paying market. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Kings River Review. Fall 2023 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, art, translations. No fee. Deadline: October 15, 2023. *2-year community college students only*

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

Awakenings Review. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography. No fee. Deadline: Year-round. *Must have personal connection to mental illness*

Blue Mountain Review. Prose, poetry, music, visual art. $5 fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Gambling the Aisle. Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Interim. Poetry and the Moving Image. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, video. $4 fee. Deadline: Until filled.

New Verse News. Current events poetry. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

NOMADartx Review. Resources-themed fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Palooka. Chapbook manuscripts, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips. $3 fee (magazine submissions); $8 fee (chapbook submissions). Payment: Copies. Deadline: Year-round.

Plant-Human Quarterly. Poetry, essays. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Qua. Fall 2023. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: Rolling. *Must be a Michigan resident in order to submit.*

Writing Contests

If you’d like a little more information on several of the contests below, don’t forget to follow our Guide to Submission Opportunities throughout the week. Find even more contests in our vetted Big List of Writing Contests. NewPages also vets and curates a list of contests for elementary through high school aged writers in our Young Writers Guide.

History Through Fiction. Inaugural Short Story Contest. Fiction. $9 fee. First Prize: $200, interview, & unique cover designed for story. Deadline: June 15 – August 15, 2023.

South 85 Journal. Julia Peterkin Literary Award. Flash fiction, poetry. $12 fee. Prize/genre: $500 and publication. Judges: Susan Teculve, Suzanne Cleary. Deadline: August 15, 2023.

Peter White Public Library. 3-Day International Chapbook Contest. Poetry. No fee. First Prize: $500, publication, 50 copies. Judge: Diane Seuss. Registration Deadline: August 25, 2023. Contest runs from September 1-4 with submission deadline of September 5, 2023.

Gemini Magazine. Flash Fiction Prize. Fiction, cross-genre, translations. $7 fee. First Prize: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: August 31, 2023.

Willow Springs. Inaugural Surrealist Poetry Prize. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Final judge: Christopher Howell. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Goldilocks Zone 2023. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, graphic novel. $10 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Winning Writers. Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Poetry. $22 fee. Top Prize: $3,000 (rhyming/traditional poem), $3,000 (any style poem). Final Judge: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

The Missouri Review. Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. $25 or $30 fee. Prize/genre: $5,000, publication, and promotion. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Interim. Test Site Poetry Prize. Unpublished poetry manuscripts. $25 fee. 2 Prizes of $1,000 and book publication awarded. Deadline: December 15, 2023.

CAPTRs. Universe of Threats Writing Contest: Infrastructure Threats. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: TBA.

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