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Where to Submit Roundup: May 31, 2024

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

How is May over with already? It just does not seem possible that the year is about to be half over with. We hope your submission goals have been going well. Afraid of a summer lull? NewPages has your back with the final weekly roundup of submission opportunities for the final week of May. There are lots of deadlines for May 31 and June 1, so don’t miss 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.

Magazine1. Issue 2. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, drama, graphic narratives, screenplays, translations, art, photography, audio, video. $5 fee. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Oyster River Pages. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, translations, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Red Shoe Press. 2024 Oregon Poetry Calendar. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: May 31, 2024. * Must be a resident of Oregon to submit.*

Tint Journal. border/lands Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: May 31, 2024. *Writers must be writing in English as a second language.*

Superpresent. Summer 2024 Issue: Zing! Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, graphic narratives, translations, art, photography, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

UReCA. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art. No fee. Deadline: June 1, 2024. *Undergraduate students only*

Gold Man Review. Issue 14. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: June 23, 2024.
*Open to writers residing in OR, AK, HI, CA, WA.*

Club Plum. July 2024 issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, art. No fee. Deadline: July 1, 2024.

Able Muse. Winter 2024/2025 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, translations, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

Wordrunner eChapbooks. Prose Collections. Fiction, nonfiction. $8 fee. Payment: $125 + Kindle royalties. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

About Place Journal. Shaping Destiny: Election Season, Before, During, and After. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, drama, graphic narratives, screenplays, interviews, reviews, translations, art, photography, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

antiphony. Issue 1. Poetry, interviews, reviews, audio. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

The Awakenings Review. Fall 2024 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: Year-round. *Must write from experience with mental illness in yourself, family, members, or friends.*

Bass Clef Books. Poetry, cross-genre, translations. $12 fee. Payment: 12 copies, royalties. No deadline specified.

bioStories. Creative nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Black Lawrence Press. Manuscript Consultation Services. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Blue Mountain Review. Prose, poetry, music, visual art. $5 fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Driftwood Press. Fiction, novellas, poetry collections, comics, graphic novels, art, photography, short comics, poetry. Fees vary. Paying market. Deadline: Year-round.

Jewish Fiction .net. Fiction, translations. 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.

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.

Baltimore Review. Summer Contest. Flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction, prose poetry. $8 fee. Prize/category: $400 and publication. Final judge: Kathy Flann. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Flying South. 2024 Writing Contest. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $25 fee ($15 for members of Winston Salem Writers). First Prize/category: $400 and publication. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Sunspot Lit. Solar Flare Contest. Fiction, poetry, art, graphic novel. $10 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Raleigh Review. Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar Poetry Prize. Poetry. $15 fee (includes digital copy of prize issue). First Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Salamander. 2024 Fiction Contest. Fiction. $15 fee (includes 1-year subscription). Prize: $1,000 and publication. Judge: Kevin Wilson. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Solstice Literary Magazine. Annual Literary Contest. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narratives. $18 fee. First Prize: $1,000 (fiction), $500 (poetry, nonfiction, graphic literature). Judges: Marjan Kamali, Andrea Cohen Leela Corman, Rajiv Mohabir. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

The MacGuffin. Poet Hunt 29. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Guest judge: Michael Meyerhofer. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Swan Scythe Press. Poetry Chapbook Contest. Poetry. $18 fee. Prize: $200, chapbook publication, 25 copies. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

The Daphne Review Online Mentorship Program. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, drama, screenplays. No fee. 5-7 students selected (program cost waived for financial hardship). Deadline: June 25, 2024

Barrow Street Press. Poetry Book Contest. Poetry. $30. Prize: $1,500 and book publication. Judge: Kevin Prufer. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Slate Roof Press. 2024 Elyse Wolf Prize. Poetry. $10 reading fee (sliding scale available). Prize: $500 and chapbook publication. Deadline: June 30, 2024. *Winner becomes a member of the press with 3-year commitment.*

Orison Books. Orison Chapbook Prize. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, hybrid. $15 fee. Prize: $300, standard royalty contract, publication, 20 author copies. Deadline: July 1, 2024.

Vine Leaves Press. International Voices in Creative Nonfiction Competition. Nonfiction. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000 and book publication in 2026. Deadline: July 1, 2024.

Winning Writers. North Street Book Prize. Literary fiction, genre fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, poetry, children’s picture book, middle grade, graphic novel & memoir, art book. $79 fee. Prize: $10,000 grand prize, $1,000 category prize. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Deadline: July 1, 2024.

Western Connecticut State University MFA in Creative & Professional Writing. Housatonic Book Awards. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, graphic narratives, translations. $25 + processing fee. Prize: $1,500 and presence at a reading and workshop. Deadline: July 14, 2024. *Submitted books must have been published in 2023.*

Driftwood Press. The Adrift Chapbook Competition. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $750, publication, 20 author copies. Guest judge: Diane Seuss. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

Driftwood Press. The Adrift Short Story Competition. Fiction. $30 fee. Prize: $500, publication, 10 author copies. Guest judge: Dean Bakopoulos. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

Press 53. Award for Poetry. Poetry. $30 fee. Prize: $1,000 cash advance, publication, and 53 author copies. Judge: Tom Lombardo. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Red Wheelbarrow. 2024 Poetry Prize. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, letterpress broadside. Judge: Kim Addonizio. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Black Warrior Review. Annual Contest. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre. $20 fee (poetry, fiction, nonfiction); $10 fee (flash). Cash prizes and publication awarded. Judges: Chigozie Obioma, Rajiv Mohabir, Donika Kelly, Intan Paramditha. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

History Through Fiction. Short Story Contest. Fiction. $15 fee. Prize: Up to $250 and anthology publication. Deadline: August 15, 2024.

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