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    Posted August 17, 2017

    Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Quality Writing about the Natural World

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

    Posted August 17, 2017

    WTAW Press Seeks Full-length Books of Prose

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book

    WTAW Press seeks full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, CNF, collections of stories or essays, etc.) for 2018 publication. Additionally, the WTAW Press Features Chapbook Series will publish chapbooks of selected book openings in time for the 2018 AWP Conference for signings and readings. We welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. We privilege no one aesthetic over another, and want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. Learn more about our current catalog and/or pre-order at the website. Guidelines: www.wtawpress.org.

  • Posted August 17, 2017

    little leo can’t wait to read your mind-blowing work!

    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    little leo is drawn to the peculiar, yet craves the exquisite. little leo doesn’t care where you are from or where you think you might be going. little leo is fresh and clean like purel, and broken-down like nana’s fractured hip.” little leo is a hip new quarterly online journal that publishes spectacular poetry, flash fiction, and hybrid text, and we are currently accepting submissions for our inaugural issue due out in October. For submissions guidelines, and to checkout our site, please visit us at littleleojournal.com.

    Posted August 16, 2017

    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 an 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.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

    Posted August 16, 2017

    This Side of the Divide Anthology Seeks Short Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction by emerging and established authors exploring the United States West. We’re seeking fresh, original views of the western U.S. Our aim is to capture this region’s unique essence in all of its cultural and geographic diversity. Selected writers will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a payment of $100. Stories should be 3,000-5,000 words, and will need to be submitted no later than October 31st, 2017. Please visit baobabpress.com/submissions for details.

    Posted August 15, 2017

    Open Submissions: Capulet Mag is Accepting Writing/Art by Young Women

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is a literary journal by young women for young women. For our inaugural edition, we seek all genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as all mediums of art. Currently, Capulet Mag is only open to young women between the ages of 15–29. Visit www.capuletmag.samanthability.com for details.

    Posted August 14, 2017

    The Broke Bohemian - Autumn Edition

    • Deadline info September 14, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Magazine
    The Broke Bohemian is accepting submissions for the Autumn Edition 2017! Wear your activism proudly! Bare your teeth! Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty! We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who've been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! We will also review and critique pieces for a small fee, half of which will be donated to the ACLU. Come join the Bohemians! The Broke Bohemian was founded in 2017 by the dedicated members of SpiceCo Productions: Tyler Martin Pursch, Tyler Chatfield Tveit, Joshua Isbey and Andrew Arter.
  • Posted August 14, 2017

    Stories and Pilots: A Screenwriting Competition

    • Subtitle A Screenwriting Competition
    • Genres Screenplay, Video
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 10/5/17
    • Big Title Stories and Pilots: A Screenwriting Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 05, 2017
      Stories & Pilots is a screenwriting competition that gives writers and directors the chance to see their work produced and shared. Over the next nine months, the team at Gradient Pictures, in partnership with Bridge Eight Magazine will produce three pilots, premier them, ask people to vote, and develop the winner into a full web series: www.storiesandpilots.com.

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    Posted August 14, 2017

    Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book

    Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, 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. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted August 14, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2017 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable/distinguished stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. The current issue, previous issues, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted August 14, 2017

    Diode Editions Full Length Book & Chapbook Contest: Poetry

    • Subtitle Book Contest/Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 9/15/17
    • Big Title Diode Editions Full Length Book & Chapbook Contest: Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 15, 2017
      Diode Editions Full Length Book and Chapbook Contest open now for submissions. At Diode Editions our mission is to beautifully craft our books, and to fanatically support our authors. www.diodeeditions.com

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    Posted August 10, 2017

    Seeking Nonfiction about Work

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 20, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Chaos is seeking narrative personal essays about “Work”for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1,500-7,500 words. www.thechaos.life

    Posted August 10, 2017

    Black Dandy: Seeking Strange Fiction

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

    Black Dandy is a new quarterly literary digest steeped in the long tradition of slow-simmering strange fiction. Based in New Zealand, with an international reach, Black Dandy welcomes readers and writers to worlds that seem right around the corner. For our double-sized inaugural issue, releasing in late 2017/early 2018, we want stories that wallow in vivid characterization. We want to see characters in odd circumstances under unusual pressures. Serious tales for a sophisticated audience. We are fans of magic realism, the gothic, and surrealism. For submissions guidelines, visit us at blackdandy.co. We look forward to reading your best work.

    Posted August 9, 2017

    Jewish Fiction .net Invites Submissions

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall and Spring issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In 7 years we have published over 300 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fourteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

    Posted August 9, 2017

    New Madrid Winter 2018: Total Eclipse

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    New Madrid, the national journal of the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University, will dedicate its winter 2018 issue to the theme of “Total Eclipse.” On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse is predicted to be visible for the first time since 1979 in the contiguous United States. With this issue, we aim to address the theme of total eclipse from metaphorical directions, seeking work inspired by social and political phenomena, as well as personal experiences. We are essentially open to any work that addresses the obscuring of the light. Submissions open August 15. Details at newmadridjournal.org.

  • Posted August 9, 2017

    13th Annual Mudfish Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/17 (extended)
    • Big Title 13th Annual Mudfish Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: September 30, 2017
      The 2017 Mudfish Poetry Prize will be judged by Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize winner for his book of poems, Failure. First place receives $1200 and publication in Mudfish with two honorable mentions also receiving publication. Up to three poems can be submitted for $20 with each additional poem being $3. Mail submissions with a SASE to Mudfish Poetry Prize, 184 Franklin St., Ground Fl., New York, NY 10013. All entries considered for publication. See website for full guidelines: www.mudfish.org/13th-poetry-prize.

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    Posted August 8, 2017

    Now Open for Submissions: Aquifer: The Florida Review Online

    • Deadline info Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site

    In February 2017, The Florida Review print magazine launched our new online literary supplement, Aquifer, and it is now open for submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, digital story, and book review. We’ve already been publishing established and new literary lights, and are now ready to see your work. Opening submission rate of $2.00. Please see what we’re up to and see detailed guidelines on our website: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/, or go directly to Submittable: https://floridareview.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted August 8, 2017

    Brilliant Submissions Wanted

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

    Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

    Posted August 8, 2017

    Haunted Waters Press Reviewing Works for From the Depths 2017

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

    Haunted Waters Press is now reading for the 2017 issue of From the Depths. Described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,” From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. Open to all themes, genres, and writers, we offer contributors several paths to paid print publication, including our no-fee reading periods, Expedited Decision, and Penny Fiction—a regular flash fiction feature of the journal. We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html We look forward to reading your work.

    Posted August 8, 2017

    Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine is looking for well-crafted short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and drama. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Please visit our website for submission guidelines. doorisajarmagazine.net

  • Posted August 8, 2017

    Enter the 2017 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose!

    • Subtitle Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/8/17
    • Big Title Enter the Barthelme Prize for Short Prose!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 8, 2017
      The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. All entrants to the Barthelme Prize receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, beginning with the year in which the corresponding prize winner is published. This year's judge is Roxane Gay. gulfcoastmag.org

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    Posted August 7, 2017

    Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Inaugural Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2017
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Rockvale Review, a new online poetry journal, seeks submissions for our inaugural issue. Send us poems that are hard-edged and finely crafted, but reach beyond the skin to the flesh beneath. Send us solid, tough language—the rock of this human experience—and send us fluid, supple images—the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same poem. Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. We read blind, so don't put any identifying information in your submission. No theme, no reading fees, but please follow our submission guidelines found at www.rockvalereview.com.

    Posted August 7, 2017

    Attention Women! Storytelling Platform Seeking Your Personal Narrative!

    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Inkfully, a faith-based storytelling platform for women, seeks introspective narratives and poems that span the seasons of womanhood. (Topics include: Marriage, Motherhood, Faith, Identity, Purpose, Career, Friendship, Dating, Health, Culture, and Social Justice.) We are looking for stories that are authentic, deeply compelling, honest, and vulnerable. Words that invite the reader to take the journey with you. Ultimately, we desire to inspire, empower, and encourage women—reminding them that they are not alone. We hope to nourish the weary soul and showcase the beauty that emerges from the ashes. For more info visit www.Inkfully.com/submissions and read our guidelines.

    Posted August 7, 2017

    Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Audio
    • Type Literary Site

    Second Hand Stories is a podcast that features short works of fiction, submitted and written by you, to be read aloud on our show. Check out our guidelines at secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines to get a sense of what we're looking for. We accept any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 1,500 and 5,000 words). Flash fiction writers interested in contributing should contact us, but we are not taking submissions at this time. Please practice reading your story aloud to ensure it flows as well verbally as it does on the page. Thanks for submitting!

  • Posted August 7, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Neighbors

    • Deadline info Deadline: Issue fills by September 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: Neighbors. Issue fills by September 15, 2017. Please note the call in a cover letter, and follow the guidelines at chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu.

    Posted August 7, 2017

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

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling 
      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 2017 Prize is Stephen Gibson, for his book Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. The finalists for the prize were Jennifer Givhan, for Protection Spell; Laura McCullough, for The Wild Night Dress; and Frances Schenkkan, for Mr. Stevens’ Secretary. Visit uapress.com for more information.

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    Posted August 3, 2017

    Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

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

    Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

    Posted August 3, 2017

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction, Monologues; Pays for Short Stories

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Drama
    • Type Literary Site

    Calling all funny story tellers! FunnyInFiveHundred.com is seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and will pay $.01 per word for short stories (7,500-15,000 words). Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

  • Posted August 3, 2017

    Subscribe & Submit To Raleigh Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Translations, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Spring 2018 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 August 3, 2017

    Gearing Up For New Issue

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

    The new editors of Gravel are looking forward to receiving your most intense and incredible words, artwork, photography, and book reviews. Read us first. Then submit here: gravel.submittable.com.

    Posted August 3, 2017

    Into The Void Seeks Your Writing for Issue 6

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 7, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Print and digital lit mag Into the Void is now open to submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Issue 6. No theme and no reading fees. Send us the work that pulses out of you like a shock wave; that oozes from your pores like corrosive acid; that takes a bit of you and leaves it forever imprinted on the page. Contributors receive a magazine copy and infinite love & loyalty. Submission guidelines: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted August 2, 2017

    Find Your Audience

    • Registration Deadline Applications accepted year-round.
    • Blurb

      It starts in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a world literary capital—during 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. Through Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, ranked #4 by Poets & Writers, you’ll work one-on-one with groundbreaking authors, developing your own writing, studying craft technique, and reading widely in your genre. 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 WORK 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. lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program

  • Posted August 2, 2017

    Black Warrior Review 2017 Contest: $1,000 Prize & Publication

    • Subtitle 2017 Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/17
    • Big Title Black Warrior Review 2017 Contest: $1,000 Prize & Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2017
      Announcing Black Warrior Review's 2017 Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry! Grand prize in each genre: $1,000 and publication. Runner-up prize in each genre: $100 and publication online. Cost to enter: $20 (includes a one-year subscription). Judges: Rachel McKibbens (poetry), Nicola Griffith (fiction), and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (nonfiction). Deadline: September 1. bwr.ua.edu.

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    Posted August 2, 2017

    Articles About Writing

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Fiction Southeast is seeking essays, interviews, and book reviews from MFA students, emerging and established writers. We are open to articles of any subject (provided they concern writing) including but not limited to experiences at conferences and within an MFA program, writing craft, the life of a writer, etc. fictionsoutheast.submittable.com/submit/45733/essays-on-writing

    Posted August 1, 2017

    Poetry, Prose and Art on the Impact of Military Service

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

    Collateral is an online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington Tacoma. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts concerned with the impact of military service beyond the combat zone. The voices of those more indirectly impacted by war sometimes go unheard, and our journal seeks to capture the “collateral” impact of military service in all its forms. We publish work by veterans, reserve/active duty soldiers, and civilians every May and November; we accept submissions year-round through our website. Send up to 5 poems, 3,000 words of prose, or 7 images. www.collateraljournal.com

    Posted August 1, 2017

    Children’s Activities

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Spider (for ages 6-9) and Ladybug (for ages 3-6) are looking for children’s activities. This includes clearly worded, playful step-by-step directions for crafts, activities, games, science experiments, and recipes for children ages 3 to 9. The strongest activities will engage a child’s imagination and creativity, can be done at home, and require little adult supervision. We also seek word games, tongue twisters, jokes, riddles, picture-based crossword puzzles, and foreign language activities. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

    Posted August 1, 2017

    Seeking Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Art—No fees!

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    South 85 Journal is an online literary journal published by the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program. We are currently seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for our Fall/Winter 2017 issue, which will come out December 15, 2017. While we consider all quality work that follows the submission guidelines, we are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place. No fee to submit. More at south85.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted August 1, 2017

    Fourth Genre Call for Submissions Open Reading Period

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 30 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.

    Posted August 1, 2017

    Seshat: Call for Submissions (Inaugural Issue)

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Seshat is looking to release its inaugural issue this fall. We are accepting poetry, fiction (up to 7500 words), and nonfiction (up to 7500 words). No submission fee. We are mostly looking for young writers who are homeschooled or have been homeschooled in the past. However, all ages (13+) are encouraged to submit to this journal. Visit seshatlitmag.wordpress.com for more details.

    Posted August 1, 2017

    The Writing District Online Writing Classes

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling
    • Dates October, January, March;
    • Location Online
    • Blurb

      Our online writing classes are suitable for writers of all ages and interests. Studying a creative writing class online gives you the flexibility to study and write at any place, at any time. All of our tutors are highly qualified and experienced writers who are there to support you throughout the class. Your tutor will provide private written feedback on your weekly assignments, helping you to become a better writer. thewritingdistrict.com

    Posted August 1, 2017

    2017 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 11/1/17
    • Big Title 2017 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2017
      The 2017 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest is now open for submissions! Submit 12-20 pages of poetry through our submissions manager or to our PO Box. The final judge for the 2017 competition is Heather McNaugher. Winner receives publication and $1,000. For more information please view our submission guidelines: www.coalhillreview.com/submissions/. Coal Hill Review is an imprint of Autumn House Press.

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    Posted August 1, 2017

    9th Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle 9th Annual Flash Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/31/17
    • Big Title 9th Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2017
      Surprise us. Shock us. Make us fall in love in a complete story of 1,000 words or less! Grand prize: $1,000. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Low entry fee of $5 ($4 for each additional entry). Any subject, style, or genre. Except for the word limit, we have no rules and are open to your most creative short short fiction. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2017 issue of Gemini. Check out any of the four dozen previous winners and finalists to see the wide variety of flash fiction we have published. www.gemini-magazine.com

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  • Posted August 1, 2017

    2017 concīs Pith of Prose & Poem Contest

    • Subtitle Pith of Prose & Poem Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/3/17
    • Big Title 2017 concīs Pith of Prose & Poem Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 3, 2017
      We are pleased to invite submissions for our 2nd annual no-fee contest! As always, concīs seeks work of power and brevity—the succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious—regardless of genre. Prizes include immense satisfaction, $250/$150/$100 $50 cash awards and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital Seasonal anthology). One entry per author containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash/sudden/quick fictions, micro-essays or other prose under 250 words or 25 lines. Full guidelines, advice, past winning work and submission links can be found at: concis.io/contest/.

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    Posted August 1, 2017

    Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2017

    • Subtitle 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/17
    • Big Title Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2017
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2017
      The Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 2017 is currently accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry book manuscripts, 48-80 pages. The contest is named for the late Philip Levine, one of the most highly honored and widely read American poets. The winner will receive a $2,000 award, publication by Anhinga Press, 25 author copies, and a public reading at California State University, Fresno. This year’s final judge is C. G. Hanzlicek. The entry fee is $25 by mail or $28 via Submittable. Visit www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize for full details and guidelines. For questions, email contest coordinator Corrinne Hales at or call 559.278.1569.

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  • Posted August 1, 2017

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2017

    • Subtitle 2017 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/17
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2017
      15th year. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,500. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,500. Total prizes: $4,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $12 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Enter online via Submittable at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

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    Posted July 31, 2017

    I Did It Myself

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Babybug, a look-and-listen magazine for babies and toddlers, seeks poems, stories, action rhymes, and fingerplays about the very youngest children’s triumphs. These joyful moments in a baby’s life—rolling over or feeding oneself, learning to clap or making up a song—are cause for celebration. We’re looking for playful writing that begs to be read aloud again and again. Most of our readers live in the United States and work set in different countries is welcome. Please keep manuscripts short—Babybug poems are generally no longer than eight lines, and stories can be up to six sentences. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17819/babybug-magazine-for-ages-6-months-3-years

    Posted July 31, 2017

    Spaceships and Superheroes

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Spaceships and Superheroes. We’re interested in science fiction and superhero stories about protagonists that save the day with help from super suits, super powers, or self-made gadgets. We’re especially interested in future technology like flying cars, interplanetary travel, holograms, robots, and teleporters. Take us on a time traveling mission or to the heart of a city that could use some saving. Especially welcome: twists on familiar comic book or scifi tropes, and female, people of color, and kid protagonists. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

    Posted July 31, 2017

    A Willingness to Act

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Cricket (ages 9 to 14) is looking for contemporary or historical fiction, true adventure, and fantasy focusing on characters who summon their courage to face a social or physical challenge. Stories may highlight heroic feats of outstanding physical courage, but equally welcome are domestic dramas of ordinary kids who stand up for what they believe when facing challenges of family, friends, and school. Whether you write about taking the side of an unpopular kid at school or vanquishing a hydra, or set your story in contemporary America, ancient Egypt, or on Mars, it may find a home in Cricket. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17789/cricket-magazine-for-ages-9-14

    Posted July 31, 2017

    SmartApocalypse: Intelligent Stories of a Real End Time

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Eastern Iowa Review is seeking material for an ONLINE ONLY issue. We're craving the unique, the wild, the unexpected, and of course, the family-friendly. Flash prose up to 1000 words, or longer pieces up to 10,000 words. Any writing style: literary, genre, lyric, etc. No line limit on poetry. No reading fee. Pay is a good credit in EIR, and one $50 Editor's Choice award to one submitter. Best works will be considered for our print anthology of 2018. Link to full guidelines on our site. easterniowareview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted July 31, 2017

    American Literary Review 2017 Annual Writing Contests

    • Subtitle 2017 Writing Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 10/1/17
    • Big Title American Literary Review 2017 Annual Writing Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2017
      Announcing the American Literary Review’s Annual Writing Awards are open for submissions through October 1st. Send us your best work in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. $1,000.00 will be awarded to writers in each genre. Last year's winners included: sam sax, Courtney Zoffness, and Lara Lillibridge. Complete guidelines are at americanliteraryreview.com/contest.

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