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Where to Submit Roundup: January 5, 2024

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

Welcome to our first weekly roundup of submission opportunities for 2024! Hopefully your new year is off to a great start. If you have made a resolution to submit more in 2024, NewPages is here to help you out!

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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.

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.

Girls Right the World. Issue Eight. Poetry, prose, visual art. No fee. Extended Deadline: January 31, 2024. *Open to girls and young, gender-expansive writers and artists, ages 14–21.*

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

Santa Clara Review. Spring 2024 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations, art, photography. $2 fee (no fee options available). Deadline: February 15, 2024.

Wordrunner eChapbooks. Spring 2024 anthology. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $3 fee. Paying market. Deadline: February 29, 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*

Wising Up Press. Out of Line—Who Defines? Halfs, Steps, In-Laws & Belonging anthology. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: March 15, 2024.

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.*

Consequence. Spring 2024 Reading Period. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, graphic narratives, interviews, translations, art, photography. No fee. Paying market. Deadline: January 15 – April 15, 2024.

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

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.

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

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

Works Progress. Fiction. 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.

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).

Burnside Review Press. Book Contest. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000, book publication, 10 author copies. Extended Deadline: January 15, 2024.

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.

New American Press. 2024 New American Poetry Prize. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,500 honorarium and book publication. Final Judge: Nikki Wallschlaeger. 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.

Prime Number Magazine. 2024 Prime Number Magazine Awards. Fiction, poetry. $15 fee. First Prize: $1,000 and publication per genre. Judges: Maya J. Sorini, Dennis McFadden. Deadline: March 31, 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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