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Where to Submit Roundup: June 2, 2023

48 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 June 2023! With June here that means the year is nearly half over with already. That doesn’t seem possible, does it?

NewPages is here to help keep your submission goals going strong. Don’t forget that NewPages Newsletter subscribers with a paid subscription get early and first access to our submission opportunities and 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.

The Main Street Rag. Open Season. Novels, novellas, short story collections, creative nonfiction. Fees vary. Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore. Creative nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Gold Man Review. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: June 16, 2023. *West-coast based writers only.*

Sunspot Lit. Longform fiction, longform nonfiction, graphic novels, poetry. $8 fee. Deadline: June 16, 2023.

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

borrowed solace. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Codhill Press. Guest Editor Series. Theme: Dreams and the Subconscious. Book-length poetry manuscripts. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Fleas on the Dog. Issue 14. Fiction, poetry, drama. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

redrosethorns. Home/Belonging-themed Issue 2. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Rose Metal Press. Open Reading Period. Full-length cross-genre manuscripts. $15 fee. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Sky Island Journal. Issue 25. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations. $4.99 fee. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

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

Wordrunner eChapbooks. Prose Mini-Collections. Fiction, nonfiction. $8 fee. Payment: $125 + royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Abraxas Review. Issue 1. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: July 1, 2023.

BreakBread Magazine. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: July 1, 2023. *Must be between ages 13-25 to submit.*

Club Plum. July 2023 Issue. Prose poetry, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, lyric essays, art. No fee. Deadline: July 1, 2023.

Confluence Lab. Stories of Fire: An Atlas of Pacific Northwest Climate Justice. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, drama, interviews. No fee. Deadline: July 1, 2023.

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.

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.

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*

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.

Fictional Cafe. Content Editor & Management Team Barista Job Opening. Fiction, poetry, art, photography, reviews, interviews, audio. No fee. Volunteer position. Deadline: Until filled.

Jewish Fiction .net. December 2023 Issue. Fiction, translations. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Jokes Review. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, cross-genre, reviews. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Mad Duck Coalition. Book-length fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, translations. 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.

Sunspot Lit. Feedback for prose, poetry, graphic novels. Deadline: Rolling.

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.

Grist. Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Contest. Fiction. No fee. First Prize: $3,000 and publication. Judges: Paolo Bacigalupi, Nalo Hopkinson, Sam J. Miller. Deadline: June 13, 2023.

The MacGuffin. Poet Hunt 28. Poetry. $15 fee. Grand Prize: $500 and publication. Guest Judge: Barbara Crooker. Deadline: June 15, 2023.

New American Press. 2023 New American Fiction Prize. Fiction, cross-genre. $25 fee. Prize: $1,500 and book publication. Final judge: Gabriel Bump. Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Palette Poetry. Sappho Prize. Poetry. $20 fee. First Prize: $3,000, publication, brief interview. Guest judge: Evie Shockley. Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Swan Scythe Press. 2023 Chapbook Contest. Poetry. $18 fee. Prize: $200, chapbook publication, 25 author copies. Deadline: June 15, 2023.

Kallisto Gaia Press. Inaugural Joshua Tree Novel Prize. Fiction. $70 fee. Prize: $2,000 and book publication. Extended Deadline: June 19, 2023.

Barrow Street Press. 2023 Poetry Book Prize. Poetry. $25 (postal) or $28 (online) fee. Prize: $1,500 and book publication. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

Bellevue Literary Review. 2024 Literary Prizes. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $20 fee. First Prize/genre: $1,000 and publication. Judges: Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Edgar Gomez, Melissa Lozada-Oliva. Deadline: July 1, 2023.

Orison Books. 2023 Orison Chapbook Prize. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, plays. $15 fee. Prize: $300 and publication. Judge: Luke Hankins. Deadline: July 1, 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.

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.

Radar Poetry. The Coniston Prize. Poetry. $20 fee (no fee option for BIPOC from June 1-7). First Prize: $1,000 and publication. Judge: Ellen Bass. Deadline: August 1, 2023. *Open to any poet who identifies as a woman.*

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