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Where to Submit Roundup: September 1, 2023

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

Where to Submit Roundup 2023

Welcome to the first Where to Submit Roundup for September 2023. August has passed us by, and we are creeping closer to fall, cooler weather, and the best time of year to sit inside to work on our writing and submitting goals. There are several September 1 deadlines below, so don’t miss out on those!

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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.

Superpresent. Naturally themed issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, translations, interviews, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Long-form fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel. $8 fee. Deadline: September 2, 2023.

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

Rockvale Review. Issue Eleven. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $3 fee. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

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

Cherry Tree. Issue 10. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $3 fee. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 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.

Club Plum. Literary Horror Issue. Fiction, nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

little somethings press. Issue 6. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Interim. When Atoms Reassemble. Nonfiction. $4 fee. Extended Deadline: October 15, 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*

Magazine1. Inaugural Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, translations. $5 fee. Payment: $40 credit to Bookstore1Sarasota. Deadline: November 4, 2023.

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

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.

Interim. Poetry and the Moving Image. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, video. $4 fee. Deadline: Until filled.

New Verse News. Current events poetry. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

NOMADartx Review. Resources-themed fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

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.

Qua. Fall 2023. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: Rolling. *Must be a Michigan resident in order to submit.*

Woodcrest Magazine. Fiction Open Reading Period. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: Until filled.

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.

Willow Springs. Inaugural Surrealist Poetry Prize. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Final judge: Christopher Howell. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Peter White Public Library. 3-Day International Chapbook Contest. Poetry. No fee. First Prize: $500, publication, 50 copies. Judge: Diane Seuss. Registration CLOSED. Contest runs from September 1-4 with submission deadline of September 5, 2023.

CAPTRs. Universe of Threats Writing Contest: Infrastructure Threats. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Sunspot Lit. Goldilocks Zone 2023. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, graphic novel. $10 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Winning Writers. Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Poetry. $22 fee. Top Prize: $3,000 (rhyming/traditional poem), $3,000 (any style poem). Final Judge: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

The Missouri Review. Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. $25 or $30 fee. Prize/genre: $5,000, publication, and promotion. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

New Letters. Editor’s Choice Award. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, graphic narratives. $20 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: October 16, 2023.

Cloudbank Books. Vern Rutsala Book Contest. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000, book publication, 50 copies. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

LIGHT Magazine. Issue 3: Reimagining Healing & Transformation with Cancer. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, graphic narratives, art, photography. No fee. Prize/genre: $500/$375/$125. Deadline: November 1, 2023.

Interim. Test Site Poetry Prize. Unpublished poetry manuscripts. $25 fee. 2 Prizes of $1,000 and book publication awarded. Deadline: December 15, 2023.

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