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Where to Submit Roundup: December 22, 2023

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

Next week begins our annual winter break, but don’t worry, we will still keep you up to date on currently open submission opportunities. With the year winding down, don’t forget to end your submission goals on a high note for 2023. NewPages is here to help, as always, with our weekly roundup.

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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.

Club Plum. January 2024 Issue. Flash fiction, flash nonfiction, lyric essays, prose poetry. No fee. Deadline: December 25, 2023.

Girls Right the World. Issue Eight. Poetry, prose, visual art. No fee. Deadline: December 30, 2023. *Open to girls and young, gender-expansive writers and artists, ages 14–21.*

Valley Voices. Spring 2024: The Southern Crossroads. Poetry, creative nonfiction, critical essays. No fee. Deadline: December 30, 2023.

Midnight Mind Magazine. Issue 7. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, graphic narratives, interviews, reviews, translations, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

Sky Island Journal. Issue 27. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations. $4.99 fee. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

#Ranger Magazine. Experimental fiction, poetry, cross-genre, art, photography, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: January 1, 2024.

Doubly Mad. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: January 1, 2024.

Jokes Review. Found Art, Collage, & Cut-up Method work. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, interviews, reviews, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: January 1, 2024.

table//FEAST Literary Magazine. Issue 3. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: January 3, 2024.

Blink-Ink. Issue 55: Money. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: January 15, 2024.

great weather for MEDIA. Annual Anthology. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, dramas. No fee (Tip Jar Submissions available). Deadline: January 15, 2024.

Ploughshares. Regular Reading Period. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations. $3 fee (free for subscribers). Deadline: January 15, 2024.

a Dance Mag. The Structure Issue & The Flow Issue. Nonfiction, poetry, interviews, translations. No fee. Deadline: January 25, 2024.

Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, craft essays. $3 fee. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

RCC Muse art + literary journal. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Extended Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Kings River Review. Spring 2024 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, art, translations. No fee. Deadline: March 15, 2024. *2-year community college students only*

Mistake House Magazine. Fiction, poetry, cross-genre, photography. $5 fee. Deadline: March 20, 2024. *Must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program to submit.*

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.

Driftwood Press. Fiction, poetry, comics, art, photography, full-length poetry collections, novellas. Fee varies. Deadline: Year-round.

Emerald City. Fiction, cross-genre, graphic narratives. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

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

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.

The Sucarnochee Review. Spring 2024 issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

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.

The Twin Bill. Second Annual Baseball Lit Contest. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $10 fee. Prize/genre: $100, engraved baseball trophy, and publication. Deadline: December 30, 2023.

Burnside Review Press. Book Contest. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000, book publication, 10 author copies. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

The Headlight Review. Poetry Chapbook Prize. Poetry. $18 fee. Prize: $500, book publication, 25 copies. Final judge: Valerie A. Smith. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

Press 53. 2024 Award for Short Fiction. Unpublished short story collection. $30 fee. Prize: $1,000 cash advance, publication, 53 author copies. Judge: Claire V. Foxx. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

Gemini Magazine. 14th Poetry Open. Poetry. $9 fee. First Prize: $1,000 and online publication. Deadline: January 2, 2024.

Colorado Review. 2024 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Poetry Collection. $25 fee (postal), $28 fee (online). Prize: $2,500 honorarium and book publication. Final Judge: Brenda Shaughnessy. Deadline: January 14, 2024 (plus 5-day grace period).

Driftwood Press. In-House Contests. Short fiction, poetry. $25 fee for poetry, $30 fee for fiction. First Prize for Fiction: $400, publication, 5 copies of anthology. First Prize for Poetry: $300, publication, 5 copies of anthology. Deadline: January 15, 2024.

CAPTRs. Universe of Threats Natural Disaster Writing Contest. Fiction. No fee. Grand Prize: $5,000 and online publication. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Roanoke College. High School Fiction and Poetry Contest. Fiction, poetry. No fee. First Prize: $100 and publication in Roanoke Review. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Stanford Libraries. 2024 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Fiction, nonfiction. $50 fee. Prize: $5,000/genre. Deadline: January 31, 2024. *Books must be published between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023. Writers cannot have published 4 or more books.*

swamp pink. swamp pink Prizes. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $20 fee. Prize/genre: $2,000 and publication. Deadline: January 1-31, 2024.

After Happy Hour Review. After Happy Hour Contest Themed Animals. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre. $10 fee. Prize: Percentage of entry fees and publication. Deadline: February 15, 2024.

I-70 Review. Bill Hickok Humor Award. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: January 1 – February 28, 2024.

Orison Books. Orison Prizes. Fiction, poetry. $25 fee. Prize/genre: $1,500 and book publication. Judges: Ellen Bass, Kaveh Akbar. Deadline: April 4, 2024.

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