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Where to Submit Roundup: July 7, 2023

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

Where to Submit Roundup 2023

The first week of July is a wrap. Hopefully you were able to have a safe July Fourth holiday and we hope everyone is able to keep cool and safe with these crazy heat waves and storms.

If you are able to stay indoors with the AC or fans, take the time to write, edit, and submit. NewPages has you covered with our first weekly roundup of submission opportunities for July 2023. NewPages Newsletter subscribers with a paid subscription get early and first access to our submission opportunities and upcoming events, the majority before they go live on our site. Consider subscribing today.

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.

Able Muse. Winter 2023/2024 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

Blink-Ink. Secrets-themed issue. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

MER – Mom Egg Review. Ages/Stages themed submissions. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translations. Free submissions through April 30 otherwise $3 fee. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

Molecule. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee or $3 tip jar. Deadline: July 15, 2023. *Word needs to be 50 words or less.*

Wordrunner eChapbooks. Prose Mini-Collections. Fiction, nonfiction. $8 fee. Payment: $125 + royalties. Extended Deadline: July 15, 2023.

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.

Interim. When Atoms Reassemble. Nonfiction. $4 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.

Decolonial Passage. Fiction, nonfiction. 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.

StoryQuarterly. 2023 Fiction Contest. Fiction. $15 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Judge: Emma Copley Eisenberg. Deadline: July 9, 2023.

Burnside Review Press. 2023 Chapbook Contest. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $200, publication, 10 copies. Extended Deadline: July 15, 2023.

Driftwood Press. Adrift Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. $11 fee. First Prize: $500, publication, 10 author copies, and interview. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

Driftwood Press. Adrift Chapbook Competition. Poetry. $13 fee. First Prize: $750, publication, 20 author copies, and interview. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

Nimrod. Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. Fiction, poetry. $12 fee. First Prize/genre: $500 and publication. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

swamp pink. The swamp pink Prizes for Indigenous Writers. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: July 15, 2023.

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.

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.

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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