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Where to Submit Roundup: July 21, 2023

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

Where to Submit Roundup 2023

NewPages is back with our weekly roundup of submission opportunities for the week of July 21. It’s scary to think that back-to-school time is just around the corner. Before you get too bogged down with all of the preparations, let us help you keep your submission goals going strong.

There is only one full week left in July, so don’t forget to check out the NewPages Big List of Writing Contests to scope out the deadlines in August and September!

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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.

About Place Journal. The More-Than-Human World themed issue. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, reviews, interviews, translations, audio, video, photography, art. No fee. Deadline: August 1, 2023.

Monosyllabic Queer Theory. Poetry. No fee. Payment: $250 CAD minimum. Deadline: August 1, 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.

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*

#Ranger Magazine. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre. 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.

Dark Onus Lit. Poetry, flash fiction, short stories, art, audio. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

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

NewPages. What I am Reading. Book reviews, literary magazine reviews, literary pieces reviews. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

New Verse News. Current event 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.

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.

Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. First Chapbook Poetry Contest. Poetry. $20 fee. Prize: $500, publication, 25 author copies, 50% royalties. Judge: Hayley Mitchell Haugen. Deadline: July 30, 2023.

CAPTRS. Universe of Threats Essay Contest. Nonfiction. No fee. First Prize: $10,000. Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Driftwood Press. Adrift Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. $11 fee. First Prize: $500, publication, 10 author copies, and interview. Extended Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Driftwood Press. Adrift Chapbook Competition. Poetry. $13 fee. First Prize: $750, publication, 20 author copies, and interview. Extended Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Press 53. 2024 Award for Poetry. Book-length collection of poetry. $30 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, and 53 author copies. Judge: Tom Lombardo. Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. 2023 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. Poetry. $15 fee/3 poems. First Prize: $1,000, publication, and letterpress broadside. Final judge: Ellen Bass. Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Inception Contest. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel, comic, or art opening. $10 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Radar Poetry. The Coniston Prize. Poetry. $20 fee. First Prize: $1,000 and publication. Judge: Ellen Bass. Deadline: August 1, 2023. *Open to any poet who identifies as a woman.*

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.

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