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    Posted June 17, 2019

    Seeking Essays On The Pursuit of Beauty

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 16, 2019
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    To seek beauty is human. We at Critical Read want to celebrate that. We are looking for personal essays on the lengths you have gone in search of something beautiful. Have you gone on a journey in pursuit of beauty? Was there a piece of art or a performance you just had to see or hear? Simply put, what do you think is the most beautiful artistic journey you have been on? Essays should be fewer than 2,000 words. The deadline is Sept. 16. Compensation is $250. Submissions should be made at criticalread.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted June 17, 2019

    Molecule - a tiny lit mag

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Call for submissions for the inaugural issue of Molecule - a tiny lit mag. Poetry, prose, nonfiction, as well as reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings also wanted: no skyscrapers please! Strict word count. Don’t try and trick us—we have tiny minds. Send up to 5 poems or 5 prose pieces or 5 photos in the body of the email or jpeg attachment for photos to along with a 3rd person bio no more than 24 words (including name). moleculetinylitmag.art.blog

  • Posted June 17, 2019

    $10,000 Rattle Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $10,000 Rattle Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2019
      The 14th annual Rattle Poetry Prize is offers $10,000 for a single poem. Ten finalists also receive $200 and publication, and are eligible for the $2,000 Readers' Choice Award. With an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a runner-up Readers' Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—the Rattle Poetry Prize aims to be one of the most writer-friendly and popular poetry contests around. Visit www.rattle.com/prize for the complete guidelines and to read all of the past winners.

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    Posted June 17, 2019

    The Inaugural Gurney Norman Summer Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Inaugural Gurney Norman Summer Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2019
      New Limestone Review seeks submissions for our summer short fiction prize. Please submit your best work, up to 7,000 words per piece. Multiple and simultaneous submissions accepted, but each story requires its own $12 submission fee. Winner receives $500 prize; second-place winner receives $250. Top three finalists will be published in our fall issue. Judge: Andrew Milward. Prize opens June 1. Please see the guidelines on our website for additional information. We look forward to reading your work! thenewlimestonereview.submittable.com/submit

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  • Posted June 17, 2019

    $3,000 Frontier Industry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $3,000 Frontier Industry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2019
      We have three amazing industry leaders as our guest judges for the Industry Prize: Jeff Shotts—Executive Editor of Graywolf Press, Kwame Dawes—Editor-in-Chief of Prairie Schooner, and Sarah Gambito—Co-founder of Kundiman. The panel of three judges will collaborate to select a single winning poem from a group of finalists for the $3,000 prize and publication on Frontier. 2nd and 3rd place poems also selected by the judges will receive $200/$100 respectively and publication with Frontier Poetry. The Frontier staff will select the finalists and any honorable mentions. The winner and finalists will be announced Fall 2019. www.frontierpoetry.com/poetry-awards/

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  • Posted June 17, 2019

    14th Mudfish Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 14th Mudfish Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: June 30, 2019
      The 14th annual Mudfish Poetry Prize judged by John Yau has extended its deadline to June 30! With this extension, we will now accept entry fees via PayPal. To submit, visit our contest page: www.mudfish.org/14th-poetry-prize/. First prize is $1,200 and publication in Mudfish 21. Second and third honorable mentions are also published. All work submitted will be considered for publication. We look forward to reading your poems.

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    Posted June 13, 2019

    Platypus Press: Broken River Prize 2019 – Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Platypus Press: Broken River Prize 2019 – Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2019
      The Broken River Prize is an annual poetry chapbook contest from Platypus Press. This year’s judge is poet and teacher Airea D. Matthews. The contest comes with a $250 prize and publication in 2020. Full guidelines can be found at platypuspress.co.uk/brp.

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    Posted June 13, 2019

    Voice of Eve Accepting Women's Poetry and Art

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

    Voice of Eve is a magazine dedicated to women's poetry and artwork. We celebrate women, their spirit, and their expression through art. Please read guidelines at www.voiceofeve.net/submissions before submitting. We look forward to seeing your most beautiful and precious work.

    Posted June 13, 2019

    Through the Gate: A Journal of Fantastical Poetry

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

    Through the Gate is now open to submissions. We are looking for fantastical poems of literary and emotional depth. Our definition of fantastical is fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, and folklore. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful and unconventionally imaginative. We place no limitations on what we will consider with regard to form and style. We seek to celebrate work by poets who identify as women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, disabled, neurodiverse, and any other marginalized identity. We pay $20 per poem and publish biweekly, except in February, May, August, and November, during which we publish weekly. throughthegate.net

    Posted June 13, 2019

    Seeking Rural LGBTQ and POC Voices and Allies

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

    Mount Island is a new literary magazine dedicated to supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists. We accept original writing and art in all genres and mediums. Contributors are paid a $20 honorarium. Allies welcome in select categories. We are currently reading for online publication, and will open for submissions to our annual themed print anthology in the fall. For more information visit mountisland.com/submit.

    Posted June 13, 2019

    Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 10!

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for our tenth online issue! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com. The author will also receive a token payment of $15. Send us your best work: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted June 13, 2019

    Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2019

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2019
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2019
      Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2019: Judge is Marilyn Chin. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third, and top five published in Red Wheelbarrow. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 15. For complete guidelines, see www.redwheelbarrow.submittable.com.

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  • Posted June 13, 2019

    Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests

    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Big Title Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2019
      The Diode Editions Book & Chapbook Contests are open through August 15, 2019. Winners will be announced by September 15, 2019. Open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. We consider translations, welcome collaborations and hybrid work. Visit www.diodeeditions.com/contests for submission information.

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    Posted June 13, 2019

    Spokane Prize for Short Fiction - $2000 Prize + Publication

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/19
    • Big Title Spokane Prize for Short Fiction - $2000 Prize + Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2019
      Willow Springs Books is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. We offer a $2,000 prize for a previously unpublished book-length manuscript (minimum 98 pages, 3 short stories). Previous winners include: Dariel Suarez, Jaclyn Watterson, Glori Simmons, and Molly Giles. Willow Springs Books in a self-funded, non-profit press housed in Eastern Washington University’s MFA program directed by poet Christopher Howell. Please direct any questions to the managing editor Taylor Waring, at . Reading fee $27.50. Deadline June 30th. Submit at wse.submittable.com or visit willowspringsbooks.org for more information.

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    Posted June 12, 2019

    Win $100 and Publication in our First Print Anthology

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title Win $100 and Publication in our First Print Anthology
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2019 (Midnight Mountain Time)
      No fee to enter the FEED US writing contest. Judge: Kathy Fish. For details of this competition, please see our website: brilliantflashfiction.com. The theme is “FEED US.” Word limit is 300 words. Submit to . Shortlisted stories will be published in a print anthology entitled Hunger, to be launched by Kathy Fish October 19 in Fort Collins, Colorado. First prize: $100, Second prize, $30, Third prize $20. Questions? Email .

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    Posted June 12, 2019

    Fiction and Poetry Contest for New Writers: $500 Prizes

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Fiction and Poetry Contest for New Writers: $500 Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2019
      Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry, and are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email or visit nimrod.utulsa.edu for complete rules.

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  • Posted June 10, 2019

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 7 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Seven. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled 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 June 10, 2019

    Call for Submissions: The Revolution (Relaunch)

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 10, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    The Revolution (Relaunch) is a revisionary, radical, and creative resurgence of the women’s rights newspaper founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (1868-1872). We are interested in flash literary criticism with a contemporary bend, flash creative nonfiction/memoir, and well-crafted poetry. If you’re inspired to produce evocative, first-person, social-justice oriented writing—sexual, racial, economic, border-related, or other—then we’d love the opportunity to read your work. All prose submissions should be under 750 words. Submit no more than one piece of prose and no more than three poems or three pieces of visual art to . therevolutionrelaunch.com

    Posted June 10, 2019

    Disappear

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Vanish into thin air. Hop down your best Rabbit Hole. Get off the grid. Disconnect. Become part of the wallpaper. Fade away. Must you go? Is there danger? Or is the choice not yours to make? People to avoid, or just too hard to explain. Is this instigated by some one else? But why? Benevolent intervention, deadly threat, or matters unknown. Submissions are open June 1st through July 15th for your stories of approximately 50 words. Send in the body of an email to . No bios, attachments, or poetry please. For additional submissions information see www.blink-ink.org.

    Posted June 10, 2019

    Zizzle Literary: Expedited Response for Hardcover & Audio Editions!

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

    Pay: $100/flash fiction piece. Year-round submissions. 500–1,200 words. Fee: $3. We seek literary fiction that appeals to ages 11 to 99+! Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. Before submitting, listen to a selection of our stories. Subscribe to Zizzle's newsletter at zizzlelit.com/sign-up/ to enjoy FREE access to our audiobooks. Notable contributors include two O. Henry Award winners: Karen Heuler and Merrill Joan Gerber. Third Issue Release: July 2019. Support us and LIKE our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/zizzlelit/.

  • Posted June 10, 2019

    2019 New American Fiction Prize Extends Deadline

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2019 New American Fiction Prize Extends Deadline
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2019
      A prize of $1,200 and publication by New American Press is given annually for a book of fiction. Judith Claire Mitchell will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a collection of stories, a novella (or collection of novellas), or a novel of at least 100 pages (no maximum). Extended deadline: June 30, 2019. For complete guidelines, visit: www.newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted June 6, 2019

    Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal Seeking Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal is a magazine of arts and letters compiled by Bluffton's English and Writing Program. We're currently reading submissions for our Spring 2020 print issue and would love to hear from you! Bridge accepts original, unpublished work by artists and writers age 14-24. We're looking for stunning stuff: send us your short fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, journalism, poetry, plays for stage and screen, comics, and fine art. Bridge is committed to showcasing the brilliance of young creatives from around the world. Check us out at: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted June 6, 2019

    Aji Call for Submissions for Fall 2019 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: Until the Fall 2019 issue is full.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Ever get the feeling someone’s secretly trying to suck out your brains? Are you living in an unscripted version of wondering who to trust as the world you thought you knew shifts slowly but surely into nightmare? Aji magazine’s Fall 2019 theme is the zombie apocalypse, and—you’re invited! Submissions welcome on this or on any subject until we’ve accepted enough high quality work to fill the Fall 2019 issue. Submission guidelines are available here: www.ajimagazine.com/submissions.html.

    Posted June 6, 2019

    Timeworn Literary Journal: Historical Fiction from the Fringe

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Timeworn Literary Journal is accepting submissions of unpublished historical fiction stories in English under 5,000 words. They should be set before 1996, rooted in history and voice-driven. Historical fiction from the fringe means anything with a bend toward the surreal, the dream-like, the strange. The offbeat kind of story that settles into your heart long after reading. That said, we also value beauty and warmth and a generally well-written story with soul. Quiet speculative elements strongly encouraged. Payment of $25 upon acceptance plus contributor copy. www.timewornlit.com

    Posted June 6, 2019

    2019 Mizmor Anthology Spiritually Engaged Poems

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2019
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mizmor Anthology editors consider original-unpublished works by writers from all parts of the world. We are interested in spiritually engaged poems from a broad range of perspectives. We like accessible works that find fresh meaning in old traditions that recognize the challenges of our generation. We evaluate works on several levels, including its skillful use of craft; its ability to hold interest; and layers of meaning. www.poeticapublishing.com

    Posted June 6, 2019

    Lily Poetry Prize for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/15/19
    • Big Title Lily Poetry Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 15, 2019
      All poetry prize submissions will be read blindly. Winners will be announced prior to the winter print issue 2019/2020. The 1st place winner will receive $500, and 2nd & 3rd place winners receive $100 and publication of the winning poem. All poems considered for publication. $20 entry fee. Proud member of CLMP. lilypoetryreview.blog

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    Posted June 6, 2019

    2019 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title 2019 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2020
      The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award on the Jewish experience was established by Nedda Fratkin, Marvin Rosenberg, and Violet Ginsburg in memory of their mother, Anna Rosenberg, née Davidson in 1987. The contest is open to all writers exploring the Jewish experience (irrespective of author's ethnicity or religious affiliation). www.poeticamagazine.com

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  • Posted June 6, 2019

    2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open

    • Subtitle 2019 Full-length Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/19
    • Big Title 2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2019
      The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1 and closes June 30 (Eastern Time). To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. There is a $30 reading fee to submit. The judges for the 2019 full-length contests are Cornelius Eady (poetry), Aimee Bender (fiction), and Paul Lisicky (nonfiction). www.autumnhouse.org

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    Posted June 5, 2019

    Volney Road Review Paying for Prose, Poetry, Art, and Comics

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 2, issue 1. We publish digitally twice a year and pay $10 per accepted piece. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/volneyroad/.

    Posted June 5, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Experimental Art and Multimedia Wanted

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Angry Old Man Magazine seeks avant-garde art and multimedia for its upcoming issues (8 and 9). AOM accepts anything out of the norm and experimental. This includes e-literature, experimental music/video, and all forms of multimedia. Anything weird and quirky that "respectable" journals refuse to publish. If it's good, we will publish it, no matter the medium. Submit your work to: angryoldmanmagazine.com/submissions/.

    Posted June 5, 2019

    We're looking for one-page stories on the theme of wishes!

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title We're looking for one-page stories on the theme of wishes!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 30, 2019
      We are looking for one-page story submissions to the inaugural edition of Tidbits: A One-Page Story Anthology. For this collection of micro-fiction, we would like authors to consider the theme of wishes. Each submission should be about one page (not to exceed 500 words). The top three submissions will win monetary prizes ($300 for the 1st place winner, $100 for the 2nd place winner, and $50 for the 3rd place winner). Please send your submissions to or through the submission system at www.tidbitswriting.com by August 30, 2019.

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    Posted June 5, 2019

    Black Warrior Review Seeks Contest Subs: Up to $1,500 Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Black Warrior Review Seeks Contest Subs: Up to $1,500 Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2019
      Black Warrior Review, a biannual print journal, seeks submissions for its 2019 contests. Winners will receive publication and cash prizes ($800 for flash and $1,500 for poetry, fiction, and CNF). Judges will be Rivers Solomon (fiction), Selah Saterstrom (nonfiction), Tommy Pico (poetry), and Vi Khi Nao (flash). Open until 9/1. Reading fee includes a one-year subscription to the journal. See website for more information: bwr.ua.edu.

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  • Posted June 4, 2019

    Take Your Writing to the Next Level

    • Blurb

      Hofstra University offers the MFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in fiction, poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction, and now the MFA in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish. Located just 25 miles east of New York City, Hofstra allows students to pursue a curriculum that is guided by a diverse and distinguished faculty, and mixes workshops with literature and craft courses. Hofstra also offers two literary journals for your work: AMP (co-sponsored by the MFA program and the Department of English) and Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature & Art (a joint project of Hofstra University’s MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English/Publishing Studies). www.hofstra.edu/mfa

  • Posted June 4, 2019

    Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)

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

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted June 4, 2019

    Runaway Stories: An Anthology Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Have you ever wanted to run away from it all? Have you felt the need to hop a train or hitch a ride? Have you ever come home to her clothes, her keys, and her cat gone with nothing left but a hint of her perfume? We’ve all dreamed it, which is why we’re looking for short stories about running away. Tell us about escaping with someone and escaping from someone. Tell us about the emptiness of being left behind, about kids and adults of all ages. Take us on their journeys. Show us the empty closets. Submission guidelines: MadvillePublishing.com/submission-runaway.

    Posted June 4, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Anthology of Contemporary Chicanx Writers

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts is partnering with the Black Earth Institute for a Contemporary Chicanx Writers Anthology, which we hope to publish in 2020. Our editorial board includes Matt Mendez, Beth Alvarado, Denise Chavez, Carmen Tafolla, Octavio Quintanilla, Edward Vidaurre, Carmen Calatayud, and Lisa Alvarado. We want well-crafted submissions of poetry, short stories, and essays from Chicanx writers that goes deep into the culture and reveals heritage in new ways; that is both defiant and inventive. Do not send more than one submission per genre. cutthroatajournalofthearts.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted June 4, 2019

    Radar Poetry Retreat for Women

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: November 13-15, 2019
      Event Location: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms, Chesterfield, NJ
      Deadline: August 15 (Rolling)
      A vibrant literary retreat for women poets at all levels. Workshops, readings, craft lectures, and opportunities to enjoy the unique estate situated in the heart of a 230-acre preserved farm. Tuition includes luxury accommodation and all meals for 3 days and 2 nights. Learn more: www.radarpoetry.com/retreat.

    Posted June 4, 2019

    2019 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title 2019 Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 4, 2019
      Headmistress Press, a lesbian-identified publisher of books by LBT poets, is proud to announce our fifth annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Our judge for this year is Robin Becker. Our first-prize winner will receive $300 plus 20 copies of the winning book. All entries will be considered for publication. We will be accepting submissions from May 4 to July 4, 2019 through Submittable and will announce a winner in the fall. Our reading fee is always on a sliding scale, with fee waived upon request. More information at: headmistresspress.blogspot.com/2017/07/2019-charlotte-mew-chapbook-contest.html.

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    Posted June 3, 2019

    Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press seeks fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the 2019 issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors accepted for print publication receive payment, online author interview in SPLASH!, and author profile in the HWP Contributor Showcase. All submissions considered for 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with $250 cash awards, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited Decision for seven day response and Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

    Posted June 3, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Mom Egg Review "Home" Theme Issue

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions are opening May 1, 2019 for the 18th annual print issue of Mom Egg Review/ MER, themed HOME. We publish literary work that is about mothering or motherhood; submissions for this issue should be about motherhood and this issue's theme of HOME. We publish poetry, fiction, and creative prose (up to 850 words). Early Bird Submissions (free) May 1 to May 7. Regular Submissions ($3 fee) May 1 to August 1. Guidelines, info, submit here: themomegg.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to reading your work.

    Posted June 3, 2019

    Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    Qommunicate Publishing, queer publisher, seeks humorous original & unpublished work by and/or about LGBTQ+ people and lives. LGBTQ-positive material only! No homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise hateful or discriminatory work considered. All genres welcome: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, and b&w comics and art. No erotica or work for children. Simultaneous, multiple submissions ok. Loose word counts: up to 3,500 words per piece for prose, up to 3 pages per poem, up to 10 pages per comic or script. Pay: $5 per printed page in the finished book. Email submissions to: . More info: qommunicatepublishing.com/funny-queer/.

    Posted June 3, 2019

    Flash Nonfiction Food—Anthology Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 30, 2019
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Tom Hazuka and Kathryn Fitzpatrick are soliciting submissions for Flash Nonfiction Food, a collection of short nonfiction about food that will be published by Woodhall Press in 2020. 750 words maximum; both unpublished and previously published selections are welcome. Please email submissions as Microsoft Word documents in 12-point Times New Roman font to both and . www.woodhallpress.com

    Posted June 3, 2019

    The Capra Review Wants Your Stories

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The Capra Review is an online literary magazine of obsessions, preoccupations, and secrets. We seek fiction, nonfiction, and art for our Fall 2019 issue. Our last six issues have included work from emerging and established writers and artists, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist and Whiting Writers' Award winner. Visit our site, read our past issues, and send your best work to . For complete guidelines, visit www.thecaprareview.com. No fee.

    Posted June 3, 2019

    3rd Annual Taos Writers Conference in the Beautiful Southwest

    • Blurb

      Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019
      Event Dates: July 12-14, 2019
      Event Location: Taos, New Mexico
      Attend the 3rd Annual Taos Writers Conference with keynote speaker award-winning poet Arthur Sze and over 21 workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, writing for children & teens, publishing your work, and more. Faculty readings, roundtable lunch discussions, opening reception, book sales, and networking. Notable faculty include Sherwin Bitsui, Lise Goett, Veronica Golos, Sean Murphy, William deBuys, Mirabai Starr, Allegra Huston, Rob Wilder, and many more. For further information and registration go to: www.taoswritersconference.org or call SOMOS, 575-758-0081, . The conference is presented by SOMOS, a 36-year-old literary organization in Taos, NM.

  • Posted June 3, 2019

    35th Annual Central Coast Writers Conference Includes Acclaimed Writers & Publishers

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      Deadline: September 26, 2019
      Event Dates: September 26–28, 2019;
      Event Location: Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California
      It's time to tell your story! Whether you are a new writer or an established author, the Central Coast Writers Conference will elevate your writing passion. The conference, located in picturesque San Luis Obispo, California, offers affordable and intimate workshops, Master Classes, advice and practical applications for all writers. Featuring 80 workshops, panels, three keynotes, and private critique sessions with the best in the business. Some genres include: memoir/novel, writing for the screen, historical fiction, nonfiction, poetry, beginning writing, the business of writing, technique, marketing, and a teen workshop. Early bird pricing until 6/30/19. Learn more at: www.centralcoastwritersconference.com.

    Posted June 3, 2019

    2019 Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction - $500 prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/15/19
    • Big Title 2019 Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction - $500 prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2019
      Send us your previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less. We are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500, and 4 runners up will recognized but receive no prize. $12 fee to submit. For more information or to submit, visit south85.submittable.com/submit/140181/2019-julia-peterkin-award-for-flash-fiction-500-prize.

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  • Posted June 3, 2019

    Arts & Letters Unclassifiable Contest

    • Genres Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/19
    • Big Title Arts & Letters Unclassifiable Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2019
      We are excited to announce that our annual Unclassifiable Contest is open for submissions! This contest exists to give space to work which defies categorization. We look for work that blurs genres and labels, work that intrigues and challenges us. The judge, Michael Martone, will choose a winner to receive a prize of $500 and publication in the 2020 Spring Issue. The contest will run until July 31st. We hope to receive something wonderful and astonishing from you! Submit here: artsandletters.gcsu.edu/unclassifiables-contest/.

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  • Posted June 3, 2019

    2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/19
    • Big Title 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2019
      $1,000 and 50 copies 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 EST, July 31, 2019. 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 June 3, 2019

    Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/19
    • Big Title Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2019
      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 subscription to Crazyhorse. crazyhorse.cofc.edu/crazyshorts

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    Posted June 3, 2019

    The Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2019
      The deadline for the 22nd annual Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry has been extended through the end of June. Submit your manuscript today for a chance to win $2,000 and publication. All U.S. poets residing in the U.S. (or U.S. citizens living abroad) are eligible to enter, regardless of publishing background. Entry fee: $28. To submit online, click here: lynxhousepress.submittable.com/submit. To learn more about Lynx House Press, visit lynxhousepress.org.

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