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  • Posted July 18, 2018

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 6 Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five (due out July 1), with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted July 17, 2018

    Diode Editions 2018 Book Contests Now Open

    • Subtitle 2018 Book Contests Now Open
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 8/15/18
    • Big Title Diode Editions 2018 Book Contests Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2018
      Diode Editions 2018 Book Contests are now open until August 15, 2018 to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. Length: 55-85 pages (full length), 22-38 pages (chapbook). We consider translations, and we welcome collaborations. Reading fee: $18 (full length), $15 (chapbook). Prizes: $500 (full length), $250 (chapbook); 25 author copies, and select poems from the winning collections will appear in Diode Poetry Journal. If the winner(s) can attend AWP, they will have an opportunity to participate in an off-site reading, and signing sessions at the Diode Editions booth. For more information, visit www.diodeeditions.com.

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    Posted July 16, 2018

    Call for Submissions: Poetry and Short Prose

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

    The Voices Project, a literary venue, mainly for women and girls, is taking submissions of poetry or prose. We are currently looking to publish the work of poets who have not yet been published on this site. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Include a short thoughtful bio (160 words or less) with your submission. Multiple submissions welcome, no more than 2. We no longer take anonymous submissions. Check our site and see what we may be missing and submit something to that accord, if inclined. Submit through our website: www.thevoicesproject.org/submit.html.

    Posted July 16, 2018

    Woven Tale Press Poetry Competition

    • Subtitle Poetry Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/15/18
    • Big Title Woven Tale Press Poetry Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 15, 2018
      Cash prizes awarded with the first place winner receiving a one-week retreat to the legendary Hamptons, NY, destination to writers from around the world; accommodations for two in our spacious WTP retreat house, within walking distance to train, ocean beach, and town; full amenities; flexible bookings. WTP is an online and print magazine showcasing artists and writers from around the globe, and is published ten times a year. In addition, each day we curate a wide variety of content - from interviews, book and exhibition reviews, and seasonal correspondent art-scene roundups, to our flagship artist and writer website spotlight. Submit at: www.thewoventalepress.net/literary-competition/.

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  • Posted July 16, 2018

    Driftwood Press: The Adrift Short Story Competition ($300 Award)

    • Subtitle The Adrift Short Story Competition
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/18 (extended)
    • Big Title Driftwood Press: The Adrift Short Story Competition ($300 Award)
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: July 31, 2018
      Driftwood Press is excited to announce open submissions for the Adrift Short Story Competition! We are looking for short stories that keep us up at night with their well-crafted sentences and thoughtfully constructed plots and characters. David Jauss (Black Maps, Glossolalia, former editor of Crazyhorse) joins us as this year’s guest judge. The winner will receive $300, publication, an interview, and ten author copies. Visit driftwoodpress.net for complete guidelines.

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    Posted July 12, 2018

    Zizzle Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Payment: $100/flash fiction piece. Submissions: Free. Zizzle is a new international literary magazine for young minds. We seek flash fiction that will not only surprise, move, and amuse children as young as age 10 (grade 5), but grown-ups as well. We like stories that dive deep into meaning and resist banality. Word limit: 500–1,200. Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter!

    Posted July 12, 2018

    Seeking Short Fiction for Issue 5!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is now seeking submissions of short stories (less than 3,000 words) that explore the dichotomous nature of existence in some way. Send us your most honest, your most daring, your most nuanced stories. We pay our writers for their work and feature it both online and in our annual print issue. Submit here: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted July 11, 2018

    The MacGuffin is looking for Prose, Poems, and Pictures

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all painters, illustrators, photographers, and other fine artists: The MacGuffin is looking for artwork to include inside and on the cover of our upcoming Summer, Fall, and Winter issues. We typically look for pieces that pop off the page and evoke a sense of place. You can view our past cover designs at our cover gallery at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/cover-art-gallery. Please note that all work should be at 300 dpi and at least 9” in height. Not to leave out the writers: we are also currently taking both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, for our Fall issue. www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/

  • Posted July 11, 2018

    Fiction and Poetry Wanted for Print and Online

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Flexible Persona, a literary magazine based in Troy, NY, seeks fiction and poetry for its Fall 2018 print issue (Vol. 03 No. 02) and online. We pay for both print and online publication. We publish writers from around the English-speaking world. Please visit the site to read current and past pieces or to order an issue. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. flexiblepersona.com/about/submissions/

    Posted July 10, 2018

    UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book

    Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

    Posted July 10, 2018

    Monolith Medium: Call for Submissions of Critical Essays on Film

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 27, 2018
    • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    The editors invite submissions of film criticism and other essays that utilize film to advance a conversation of narrative, aesthetics, and meaning. These are by no means narrow categories; please see our journal for examples of the type of material we would like to publish. This journal will publish quarterly with a cash prize of $100, $75, and $50 to our first, second, and third place winners respectively. If we publish your submitted piece you are automatically a finalist, with the top three winners being announced after our September 27th deadline. For details visit: www.monolithmedium.com/submissions/.

    Posted July 9, 2018

    NUNUM - Dedicated to Blending Flash & Art

    • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    NUNUM is a journal dedicated to blending flash fiction & art. Published quarterly, we’re currently reading for our 2018 issues, so come on and send us that piece you wrote you weren’t quite sure you should’ve. Visually we’re aesthetically eclectic, so click your best abstract digital anime collage all over our inbox. Three dollars at the door, but it’ll barbapapa [translate] into $20 for you upon acceptance; a little gamble, sure, but we promise better odds than the lottery. www.nunum.ca

    Posted July 9, 2018

    We Need It All, From Poems to Research Essays

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, is seeking submissions from all currently enrolled undergraduate students. Video and audio, visual art, essays, fiction, poetry, science and technology, business and commerce, health and professional sciences, humanities, social sciences, and honors education. Works submitted may be works produced for classes or works produced outside of a classroom environment. Works must be a maximum of 15 pages double-spaced. All submissions are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Do not include your name or college affiliation or other identifying information within your work. Submit works here: ureca.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 9, 2018

    15th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award

    • Subtitle Short Story Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 8/8/18
    • Big Title 15th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 8, 2018
      15th Annual Gival Press Short Story Award seeks the best original, previously unpublished literary story written in English. Stories should be approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize $1,000 and publication on website. Reading fee: $25 per story submitted. Deadline: August 8, 2018. For more details, visit: ww.givalpress.com or givalpress.submittable.com. Physical copies can be sent to Gival Press, PO Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

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    Posted July 6, 2018

    Submissions for Issue 3 of The Hunger Open Until 8/15

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Translations, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. We are excited by the lyrical, the experimental, the strange, the uncomfortable, the vulnerable, etc. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured. www.thehungerjournal.com/submit

    Posted July 6, 2018

    The Orison Anthology Awards

    • Subtitle Orison Anthology Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/1/18
    • Big Title The Orison Anthology Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2018
      The Orison Anthology Awards offer $500 and publication for individual works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The Orison Anthology is an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing. 2018 judges: Richard Yañez (fiction), Zeina Hashem Beck (poetry), Gayle Brandeis (nonfiction). Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1. orisonbooks.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted July 6, 2018

    Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30 (annual)
    • Big Title Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Submissions are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. One winner will receive $5,000 and publication, and up to three finalists will receive publication. The series is edited by Billy Collins. The winner of the 2018 Prize is Travis Mossotti, for his book Narcissus Americana. The finalists for the prize were P. Scott Cunningham for his collection Ya Te Veo and Roy Bentley for his collection Walking with Eve in the Loved City. For more information: www.uapress.com/millerwilliamspoetryseries/.

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    Posted July 6, 2018

    Life After the MFA Project: Participants Needed!

    Professor, author, and researcher JoAnn Loverde-Dropp seeks qualitative feedback from fellow MFA graduates. This survey is a part of an ongoing research project concerning employment opportunities for and satisfaction with the MFA graduate degree. Participants control levels of anonymity and the survey itself takes about ten minutes to complete; however, I do hope to develop meaningful exchanges with those MFA graduates who wish to contribute vignettes. Please e-mail and type INQUIRY in the Subject Line. I will send the survey within 48 hours.

    Posted July 5, 2018

    Split Rock Review: Issue 11 Call For Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Split Rock Review seeks submissions for its Fall 2018 issue! SRR provides a venue for writers and artists of any background, in any stage of their careers, to showcase their best work. We publish poetry, short CNF, reviews, graphic narratives, comics, and artwork that explore place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Simultaneous submissions accepted. We also host an annual poetry chapbook contest each spring and publish themed anthologies. To those who heed the call of the woods, kick off your boots and submit your work to Split Rock Review! For more information about our submission guidelines: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.

  • Posted July 5, 2018

    Xi Draconis Books Seeks Socially-Engaged Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    Xi Draconis Books calls for submissions of socially-engaged literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its 2019 production year. We look for works that rebel, that rail against social injustice, against hatred, poverty, hunger, privatization, the celebration of ignorance, objectification, racism, exploitation, sexism, and commodification. We seek works that explore how these perversions warp the human mind, that humanize, where our culture and society would dehumanize. We seek works that complicate, where biased groups would simplify. We seek works that empathize, where others would malign. Please check out our website for detailed submission guidelines. www.xidraconis.org

  • Posted July 5, 2018

    Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

    • Blurb

      Find Your Audience. Cultivate inspiring relationships with fellow-writers at Lesley’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. You’ll stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a capital of creative culture—during your 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study, in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your pieces before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. Learn more: lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program.

  • Posted July 3, 2018

    Call for Submissions: Lost & Found

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 2018 or until full
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: Lost & Found. This double issue of The Chattahoochee Review is filling fast! Submissions will close in September or when the issue fills. chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/call-for-submissions-lost-found/

    Posted July 3, 2018

    Penny Fiction: Exceptionally Short Stories from Haunted Waters Press

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press seeks exceptionally small works of fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. Tell us a story in exactly 18 words—no more, no less. Our final reading period begins June 1st. Free to submit. All submissions eligible for paid print publication. One submission per author, per reading period. Multiple stories per submission encouraged. Full submission details: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit .We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted July 3, 2018

    2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry

    • Subtitle 2019 Award for Poetry
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/18
    • Big Title 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2018
      $1,500 awarded to an outstanding, unpublished 60-120 page collection of poems. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight, July 31, 2018. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

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    Posted July 3, 2018

    The Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Competition

    • Subtitle Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Competition
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/18
    • Big Title The Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2018
      From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 3 short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. First place wins $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered for publication; the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. For more information, visit: crazyhorse.cofc.edu/crazyshorts.

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    Posted July 2, 2018

    Mom Egg Review Call For Work

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mom Egg Review seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry about motherhood for its annual print issue, from May 1 through August 1. “Mother” is a status, a role, a concept, a job, a relationship, an identity. We publish literary works that reflect diverse experiences of motherhood, and are interested in perspectives on any aspect or phase of mothering. You need not be a mother to submit. Please read an issue (PDF copy $5) and explore our website to get an idea of the work we publish: www.momeggreview.com. Read guidelines and submit here: themomegg.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted July 2, 2018

    Gyroscope Review Call for Contemporary Poetry Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2018
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions now being accepted for our Fall 2018 specially-themed issue, The Crone Issue. Women poets over the age of 50 are often underrepresented in poetry publications, so we want work that celebrates this demographic: wise woman, matriarch, post-menopausal, grandmother, elder, woman of experience. We created a special category for themed submissions, but regular submissions will also be open as usual. More info on our website, gyroscopereview.com. When we get enough work to fill the issue, submissions will close, so submit early. Submit here: gyroscopereview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 2, 2018

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing new writing and art. Surprise us with your most ambitious prose, poetry, hybrids, and images of any kind. Share something larger than itself. Women, POC, LGBTQ+, disabled, indigenous, border-straddling, neuroatypical, cash-strapped, and Midwest-connected authors encouraged: stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted July 2, 2018

    Cigar City Poetry Journal Seeks Submissions of Poetry and Translations

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2018
    • Genre Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Cigar City Poetry Journal is an annual, bilingual print poetry journal. We accept submissions of English and Spanish language poetry, and translations to and from Spanish and English, from writers residing anywhere in the Americas. Our inaugural issue will be published in January 2019. www.cigarcitypoetryjournal.org

    Posted July 2, 2018

    Parhelion Literary Magazine: Submissions Call for October Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion Literary Magazine seeks fiction, flash, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography submissions for our October issue. This publication strives to be literary at heart while remaining accessible and entertaining to a wide audience. We are looking for strong, fresh voices, compelling characters, and thought-provoking storytelling. Please review our submissions guidelines before submitting. parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted July 2, 2018

    Submissions Open Through Halloween for Raleigh Review Spring 2019 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Reviews, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex. All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at www.raleighreview.org, and browse the archives while you’re there!

  • Posted July 2, 2018

    Bookgardan: Grow Your Book This Year

    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2018
      Birds & Muses’ year-long book mentorship program offers practical sustenance for writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and mixed genre book projects. Led by Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist, memoirist (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think), teacher & professional editor (Salon, North Point Press): taking writers under her wing for three decades. Bookgardan begins & ends with week-long residencies at Craigardan Arts Center in the Adirondacks, plus 11 months of sustained, one-on-one mentorship & monthly online tutorials with an intimate cohort. Professional guidance & structure to bring your book to its full flowering. October 2018-October 2019. Details & application at www.birdsandmuses.com.

  • Posted July 2, 2018

    Follow Your Muse to Persephone's Island: Write in Sicily

    • Blurb

      November 10-17, 2018; Noto, Sicily
      Deadline: August 15, 2018
      Birds & Muses’ Writing-Intensive Retreats goes to Sicily’s Ionian Seacoast November 10-17, 2018. Designed to optimize writing time while feeding the imagination. Advance full manuscript review followed by a week of guided writing, consultations, and craft tutorials at Villa Vendicari, located on Sicily’s most pristine seacoast & nature preserve. Excursions to Baroque city of Noto, Syracusa’s Greek Theater, Mt. Etna. Led by Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed author of Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think; founding editor/staff writer at Salon, senior editor at North Point Press; renowned teacher & mentor taking writers under her wing for three decades. Details & Application: www.birdsandmuses.com.

  • Posted July 2, 2018

    Memoir University Online Writing Workshops

    • Blurb

      Registration Deadline: July 9, 2018
      Memoir Magazine announces summer online workshops. The #MeToo Trauma Writing Workshop runs six weeks from July 9 to August 20. Develop difficult subject matter in an intimate workshop of Survivor-Writers offering supportive responses to each other’s truths on the written page and propel your writing to a whole new level. Writing to Heal with Jerry Waxler runs July 10 to August 21, Tuesdays 7:30-9pm EST and July 12 to August 23, Thursdays 12 noon-1:30pm EST. In this course, Jerry Waxler, therapist, author and memoir expert, will guide you through the simple steps of developing a memoir by using the raw material of your own experience. Find out more at memoirmag.com/education/.

    Posted July 2, 2018

    Black Warrior Review Seeks Contest Submissions!

    • Subtitle 2018 Writing Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/18
    • Big Title Black Warrior Review Seeks Contest Submissions!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2018
      Black Warrior Review,
      a biannual print journal, seeks submissions for its 2018 contests. Winners will receive publication and cash prizes ($500 for flash and $1,000 for poetry, short fiction, and CNF). Reading period closes September 1. See bwr.ua.edu for more information.

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    Posted July 2, 2018

    Haunted Waters Press Fiction, Poetry, & Flash Fiction Writing Competitions

    • Subtitle Fiction, Poetry, & Flash Fiction Writing Competitions
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/18
    • Big Title Haunted Waters Press Fiction, Poetry, & Flash Fiction Writing Competitions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2018
      2018 Writing Competitions from Haunted Waters Press: Offering $250 grand prizes in fiction, poetry, and flash fiction. All entries eligible for paid print publication. We welcome both the profound and the quirky. We are open to most styles and genres of fiction including speculative, dark, experimental, and literary. We enjoy all forms of poetry including experimental, rhyming, free verse, and invented form. While we welcome deep, meaningful poetry, we also enjoy works that are witty, peculiar, or offbeat. Open to all new, emerging, and established writers. Full submission details: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to reading your work!

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  • Posted July 2, 2018

    Birds & Muses Literary Mentorship & Editorial Consulting

    Work with Kate Moses, internationally acclaimed novelist, memoirist (Wintering, Cakewalk, Mothers Who Think) and professional editor (Salon, North Point Press): taking writers under my wing for three decades. Specializing in literary fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed genre, food writing. Whether consulting on your MFA application, developmental editing of your manuscript, or long-term mentorship, my work with you will be invested, insightful, nurturing, and will deepen your understanding and execution of your vision on the page. Free initial consultation. For more information go to www.birdsandmuses.com.

    Posted June 29, 2018

    Projected Letters - Open Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Projected Letters is a literary magazine publishing content from a variety of genres and countries. We are looking for new short stories, poetry, essays, and nonfiction pieces of any genre. Please check out our site and submit your work—we respond to every email we get. projectedletters.com

    Posted June 29, 2018

    Brand New Maryland Literary Review Open to Submissions for Premier Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Maryland Literary Review is now open for submissions for our premier issue. Please send your best poems, short stories, and essays to by 10/31/18. No submission fee! See our brand new website for information. We also have a blog and are open to eclectic postings. www.marylandliteraryreview.com

    Posted June 28, 2018

    WTAW Press Seeks Full-Length Books of Prose: Unpublished or Out-of-Print

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30 and July 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book

    WTAW Press seeks full-length book manuscripts of unpublished prose (fiction, CNF, memoir, etc.) June 1-30. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between, and privilege no one aesthetic over another. From July 1-30, we’ll consider out-of-print published books of cultural significance to bring out as second editions. Learn more about our current catalogue of award-winning books at the website; pre-order 2018 titles beginning in June. Guidelines: wtawpress.org.

    Posted June 27, 2018

    Fall 2018 Issue of The First Line

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The first line for the fall issue is: “The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.” Submissions are due August 1, 2018. Stories and poems should be between 300 and 5,000 words. We pay between $25 and $50 for fiction, $10 for poetry, and $25 for essays. See www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm for more information.

    Posted June 27, 2018

    TCR's 8th Annual Robin Blaser Writing Contest

    • Subtitle Robin Blaser Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/18
    • Big Title TCR's 8th Annual Robin Blaser Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2018
      We are pleased to announce that this year's Robin Blaser Contest will be judged by Fred Wah. The winner will receive an award of $1000 CAD plus publication in an upcoming issue of The Capilano Review. Each submission includes a 1-year subscription to TCR, valued at $25. Length: Maximum 6 pages per entry. Fee: $30 for Canadian entries, $40 for US/international entries. Visit thecapilanoreview.submittable.com/submit for guidelines and to enter.

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    Posted June 26, 2018

    Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction - $500 prize

    • Subtitle Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/15/18
    • Big Title Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction - $500 prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2018
      South 85 Journal is relaunching Converse College MFA program’s Julia Peterkin awards, starting with an all-new summer flash fiction contest. Like past awards, the contest will honor Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Peterkin. Submit your previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500, and four runners up will receive recognition but no prize. As always, we are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing. For more information or to submit, visit our contest page on Submittable: south85.submittable.com/submit/118884/julia-peterkin-award-for-flash-fiction-500-prize.

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    Posted June 21, 2018

    Gold Line Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 8/1/18
    • Big Title Gold Line Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1 2018
      Gold Line Press is open for chapbook submissions. Send us 7,500-15,000 words of prose or 20-30 pages of poetry by August 1. Our judges are Tongo Eisen-Martin (poetry), Dodie Bellamy (fiction), and Eve Ewing and Hanif Abdurraqib (nonfiction). Winners receive $500 prize plus publication of a perfect-bound chapbook with ISBN. See full contest guidelines and submit via Submittable here: goldlinepress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted June 20, 2018

    Otis Nebula Seeking Work For Fall Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Otis Nebula is still reading submissions for our fall issue. We like work that dangles off the edges, probes the underbellies, and isn't afraid of its own beauty. We mostly publish poetry, but are open to all genres and cross-genres. www.otisnebula.com

    Posted June 19, 2018

    Emrys Press Chapbook Prize

    • Subtitle Chapbook Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 7/30/18
    • Big Title Emrys Press Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 30, 2018
      The Emrys Press Chapbook Prize honors a book of original poetry in English by a single author; translations are not eligible. The winning poet will receive a $1000 honorarium upon publication plus 20 copies of the book. In addition, he/she will be invited as a guest for one week to the Rensing Center, a gorgeous arts/writing retreat near Greenville SC, in the Appalachian foothills. The final judge for the competition will be Heather McHugh. Entries must be filed between 12:01 a.m. May 15 and midnight July 30, 2018. Only online submissions are accepted. All entries should be made via Submittable. See the Emrys website for more details: www.emrys.org/submissions/.

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    Posted June 18, 2018

    $1,000 Prize + Publication to Finalists: Contest for Creative Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Remember in November
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/18
    • Big Title $1,000 Prize + Publication to Finalists: Contest for Creative Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2018
      Hippocampus Magazine is looking for your best creative nonfiction up to 4,000 words (no theme) for its annual Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction! $1,000 grand prize, plus publication and prizes for all finalists. Finalist stories will be published in the November 2018 issue. $12 entry fee supports the prizes. Note: All submissions are also considered for regular issues. For details, visit hippocampusmagazine.com/contest.

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  • Posted June 15, 2018

    The Palette Poetry Prize Accepting Submissions

    • Subtitle Palette Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/15/18
    • Big Title The Palette Poetry Prize Accepting Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2018
      We are seeking one excellent poem that speaks to what poetry is and can be for our world today. Winner will receive $4000 and publication on our website. 2nd and 3rd place prizes are $300 and $200. Palette's editors will choose the fifteen finalists, and any honorable mentions they think deserve extra attention. Guest judge Shane McCrae will then select the winner. See our website for complete submission guidelines and submit your best poem today! www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/

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  • Posted June 14, 2018

    West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    West Texas Literary Review is a print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

  • Posted June 8, 2018

    Submissions for Swamp Ape Review Are Open: No Submission Fee!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    The legend of the Swamp Ape reflects Florida’s mythology and weirdness, as well as the human desire to create a narrative around the unexplainable. Swamp Ape Review explores this narrative in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “swamp”— works that defy form to the extent that the piece’s creator might be unsure of where it belongs. Edited by the MFA students of Florida Atlantic University, Swamp Ape encourages pieces of hybrid or non-traditional nature that subvert our expectations of what is possible. Swamp Ape will be accepting submissions for both online and print editions beginning April 6, 2018 through August 1, 2018 at www.swampapereview.com/submit/. For more information, visit www.swampapereview.com


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