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  • Posted October 29, 2020

    The Philadelphia Stories/Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Philadelphia Stories/Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2020
      The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry is an annual national poetry prize featuring a $1,000 cash award for first place. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. The winning and runner up poems are published in the Spring issue with these poems and honorable mentions also appearing online. The Crimmins Prize celebrates risk, innovation, and emotional engagement. We especially encourage poets from underrepresented groups and backgrounds to send their work. philadelphiastories.org

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    Posted October 29, 2020

    Girls Right the World Issue 5

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fifth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to  by  December 31, 2020. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

  • Posted October 29, 2020

    Tint Journal is Open for Submissions by Non-native English Writers

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020 (midnight CET)
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Tint Journal, the online literary magazine for English as a second language or non-native language writers, is open for submissions for their fifth issue, Tint Spring '21, appearing on March 10, 2021. Tint Journal publishes poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction written by authors whose first language is something other than English. Emerging and well-established authors are welcome to submit. We also accept art submissions (paintings, photographs, collages, and more) to accompany our stories. The deadline to be considered for our Spring '21 issue is Monday, November 30, 2020 (midnight CET). Writers and artists are asked to consider our submission guidelines at www.tintjournal.com/submit.

  • Posted October 29, 2020

    2021 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2021 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2020
      Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication, and fifty copies. Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1–December 31, 2020. Press 53 publisher and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the only judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2021; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2021. Complete details at our website.

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    Posted October 28, 2020

    Baltimore Review Winter Contest: 1,000 Words or Less

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Winter Contest: 1,000 Words or Less
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2020
      No theme for our winter contest. Subject matter is entirely up to you. Surprise us! But keep it short. Two categories: flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction. We want to be amazed at how you abracadabra 1,000 or less into magic. And maybe be a little jealous of how you do that. One writer in each category will be awarded a $300 prize and published in the winter issue. All entries considered for publication and payment. Final judge: Diana Spechler. See www.baltimorereview.org for complete details. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Fee: $5.

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    Posted October 28, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Heron Tree

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Heron Tree Volume 8 will be dedicated to found poems composed from public domain sources. We are accepting submissions in the following categories: found poems crafted from any source material(s) in the public domain in the United States; found poems created from How to Keep Bees (1905), a handbook by Anna Botsford Comstock; found poems fashioned from public domain sonnets other than Shakespeare’s. We are interested in any and all approaches to found poetry construction and erased or remixed texts. For details visit us at herontree.com/how/.

    Posted October 28, 2020

    International Submissions Call - Inspirational Art, Flash Fiction, Photography, Short Stories

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Launched in 2019, Auroras & Blossoms is dedicated to promoting positive, uplifting, and inspirational art; and giving artists of all levels a platform where they can showcase their work and build their publishing credits. We publish short stories, six-word stories, paintings, and drawings. We are also looking for work that tells beautiful stories and articles that are helpful to photographers at every level of their career for publication in our sister journal FPoint Collective Photography Magazine. We are interested in photography, along with articles, tips, stories, and essays relating to photography. International submissions welcome. Submission Guidelines and apply here.

  • Posted October 27, 2020

    Poetry Brings Us Together

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: January 18-23, 2021 Location: Virtual
      Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
      17th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, January 18-23, 2021. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes, and Tim Seibles. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more. One-on-one conference Faculty: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso-Torres. Special Guest: Gregory Orr and the Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large: Brian Turner. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop!

  • Posted October 27, 2020

    Scholarship Program for High School Seniors Targeting the Ivy Leagues

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Scholarship Program for High School Seniors Targeting the Ivy Leagues
    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: November 15, 2020
      At IvyZen, our greatest joy is helping realize the potential of top students looking to get into Ivy League Schools. The scholarship program provides the following services and totals more than $8,000 worth of our premium mentoring services: How to craft a unique and compelling theme to make your application stand out; Overall application strategy and plan; How to write Ivy League admissions essays; Brainstorming Essays; College List Consultation; Free access to our project management platform to keep all your essays and materials organized; and 24/7 online access to the IvyZen Mentorship Team.

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    Posted October 26, 2020

    Send your Essay, Poem, or Short to The CHILLFILTR Review

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

    The CHILLFILTR Review strives to bring the best new art to a worldwide audience by leveraging best-in-class technology to create a seamless and immersive web experience. We welcome submissions from all walks of life, and all perspectives. We are committed to inclusivity and kindly welcome work from marginalized voices. All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 per 1000 words and will be published online at The CHILLFILTR Review as well as on our Apple News Channel. Readers can vote for their favorites, and year-end "Best Of" winners will receive an additional $100 cash prize.

    Posted October 26, 2020

    Announcing The Creative Block Essay Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction, Audio
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Announcing The Creative Block Essay Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2020
      We seek previously unpublished personal essays up to 2,000 words about the creative endeavor that you paused. Yes, we want to hear about the dreaded creative block. Tell us a story about your circumstances and what was going through your head as you put down your work. Was it a relief to put aside your art? A regret? Is it still an idea that you kept coming back to, unable to shake? The winner will receive $650, and the submission fee is $10. The contest is open to writers worldwide until November 30. For more details see criticalread.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted October 26, 2020

    Call for Submissions - MudRoom

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    MudRoom is open for submissions until January 1st! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we aim to respond to work quickly. MudRoom is somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We believe in the liminal, the dirty, the messy, and the mundane. We publish four issues of prose and poetry a year, and we also work to put out content devoted to developing a practice—we feature short essays on craft and interviews with writers. Send us your work, we’d love to read it!

  • Posted October 26, 2020

    Submissions Open for TriQuarterly Issue 160: Black Voices

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2020 for poetry and prose; January 15, 2021 for video essays
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Video
    • Type Magazine

    This fall, TriQuarterly is open to free submissions from October 1 to December 1, 2020 (and January 15, 2021 for video essays), for our 160th issue. We will be working with guest editors to select and curate work exclusively by Black poets, prose writers, and video artists for June 2021.

  • Posted October 26, 2020

    We Want the Best Stories in All Genres

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

    The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture the BMR strives to represent life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. Songs save the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Michel Stone, Genesis Greykid, Cassandra King, Melissa Studdard, and A.E. Stallings. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted October 26, 2020

    Interim Accepting Manuscripts for Test Site Poetry Contest 2020

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Interim Accepting Manuscripts for Test Site Poetry Contest 2020
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2020
      Submit your manuscript to Interim’s 3rd annual Test Site Poetry Contest! As our series title suggests, we’re looking for manuscripts that engage the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. The winning book will demonstrate an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches. The winner will receive $1,000 and their book will be published by University of Nevada Press in 2021.

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  • Posted October 22, 2020

    Call for Prose Submissions: Sou'wester

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Sou'wester is now reading fiction and creative nonfiction for our annual print issue, forthcoming in spring 2021. We are committed to investing in and encouraging the words/stories/voices of all writers, prioritizing those belonging to marginalized communities. We want to read stories from writers belonging to the black diaspora, indigenous communities, Asian communities, Latin(x) communities, neurodivergent communities, those with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+. We seek fiction that allows us to transcend the everyday, haunts our dreams, and feels fresh. We’re looking for work that will move, stun, and awe our readers. Submission is free through Submittable.

    Posted October 22, 2020

    Gateway Literary Press Seeks Short Story Collections

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Book

    Gateway Literary Press, a new small press, seeks submissions for its catalogue. We seek short story collections that fall somewhere in the surrealist/fabulist/magic realist tradition. Prospective writers should submit a 2 story sample with cover letter describing the rest of the collection, including a list of previous publications, particularly for stories included in the collection. No complete manuscripts at this time, please; these will be rejected unread. We read from November 1-30 and do not charge a fee. A sample authorial contract and more information can be found on our website: gatewayliterarypress.wordpress.com.

    Posted October 22, 2020

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we've featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We're open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted October 21, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger, in print and ebook formats since 2011. We seek the voices of Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, gender nonbinary, neurodivergent, fat, disabled, border-straddling, poor, and more marginalized authors. We encourage connections, in work or by creator, to the Midwest, broadly construed. Now paying. Send ambitious, surprising new art and writing through stormcellar.submittable.com; learn more at stormcellar.org.

  • Posted October 21, 2020

    SLS x St. Petersburg Review Online Master's Class in Fiction

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: November 8–22, 2020 Location: Virtual
      Extended Deadline: October 30, 2020 Limited to 10 people
      Summer Literary Seminars International Retreats, an offshoot of SLS, in conjunction with St. Petersburg Review/Springhouse Journal invites you to a unique two-week master’s class in fiction taught by internationally acclaimed authors, Dawn Raffel and Laurie Stone. In this online course, you will receive one-to-one feedback; meet the editors of the New Yorker, Graywolf Press, Guernica, and St. Petersburg Review; attend events with Mona Awad, Polina Barskova, and Kadija Sesay; receive discounts for future programs including residencies in Georgia and Kenya; read your work in a publicly advertised event; and more. November 8 to November 22. To learn more and submit, visit stpetersburgreview.com/master-class.

    Posted October 20, 2020

    Blueline Seeks Exceptional Poetry, Prose, and Art Focused on Nature

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • 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. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted October 20, 2020

    Saguaro Poetry Prize - $1,200 & Publication

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Saguaro Poetry Prize - $1,200 & Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2020
      The Saguaro Poetry Prize winner is awarded $1,200, twenty author copies, plus publication and promotion by Kallisto Gaia Press for 28–48 pages of contemporary poetry. Ire'ne Lara Silva (Cuicacalli / House of Song, 2019) will judge. Runner up receives $100. Entry fee is $25. All entrants receive a copy of the winning collection! Deadline: December 31, 2020. Sponsored by Duotrope. More info at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted October 20, 2020

    "Reversed Thunder" with Brendan Constantine

    • Blurb

      Event dates: November 5 – December 3, 2020 Location: Virtual
      Join award-winning poet Brendan Constantine for an exciting craft and generative workshop presented by The Poetry Lab. Writers will respond/reflect on the principles of poetic conscious and political poetry as they explore valedictions and liberate their post-election feelings. Class includes three two-hour workshop sessions and ends in a live public performance, where all students will be invited to read alongside Brendan. Registration fee is $150 for adults, $125 for students with a valid student ID. Must be 18 or over to enroll. Class begins Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6pm PST via Zoom. Learn more at thepoetrylab.com/reversed-thunder.

    Posted October 19, 2020

    $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Patricia Smith

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Patricia Smith
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling
      Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer. For almost a quarter century the press has made this series the cornerstone of its work as a publisher of some of the country’s best poetry. The series is edited by Patricia Smith. The deadline for the 2022 Prize is September 30, 2020. For more information visit uapress.com.

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  • Posted October 19, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 10 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. 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 October 19, 2020

    Waxing & Waning Presents: The (TN) Tempest Edition

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Waxing & Waning Presents: The (TN) Tempest Edition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 17, 2021
      With the prompts of living during the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with natural disasters and their aftermath, this special edition of Waxing & Waning attempts to be the home for beauty during devastation, truth in fear, and human nature as it meets eye-to-eye with Mother Nature (in TN & beyond). One way to heal is for writers/artists to create—to put their hardships on a blank page or canvas. Bring us these attempts. $10 submission fee for all categories. Winners of each category (poetry, prose, & art) will receive a $50 prize. About 30 contributors will be selected for publication.

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  • Posted October 16, 2020

    CUTTHROAT 2020 Writing Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title CUTTHROAT 2020 Writing Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2020
      CUTTHROAT’s 2020 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize, and Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize are accepting submissions. First prize: $1,200; second prize $250. Final judges are Kimberley Blaeser, Amina Gautier, and Fenton Johnson. Submit 3 poems, a short story, or nonfiction of any topic and style. $23 reading fee. Winners announced by December 31. All prize winners and honorable mentions will be published. www.cutthroatmag.com/contest.html

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  • Posted October 15, 2020

    Announcing THE BOILER PRIZE

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Announcing THE BOILER PRIZE
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30
      THE BOILER challenges you to submit flash/hybrid pieces under 800 words for this year’s prize. We welcome fragments, experiments, prose poems, flash essays/fiction. The only thing that matters is whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing. The deadline for submission is November 30. One winner will be published in our winter issue. A runner-up will be awarded $250 and also be offered publication. Additional finalists will be considered for our winter issue. Submission fee is $7. Close friends and colleagues should not submit.

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  • Posted October 15, 2020

    Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Anthology

    great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions.

    Posted October 15, 2020

    Call for Submissions - Utopia Science Fiction

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    We're looking for enthralling, upbeat stories set in futures we might want to live in. In contrast to growing dystopian stories and darker themes that seem so abundant in today's literature. We invite you instead to share in our vision of a better tomorrow. Of a future filled with wonder and hope. We publish stories that transport us to another world, a bright future, one we want to believe in, one we'll fight to see realized. The theme of our next issue is ‘underrepresented protagonists.’ www.utopiasciencefiction.com

  • Posted October 15, 2020

    The Poetics Course by Fledgling Writing Workshops

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: Fall: Wednesdays, Nov 4 - Nov 25; Winter: Feb 3 - 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm EST
      Location: Virtual
      Low on inspiration? Let this gentle, four-week poetry intensive by one of NYC’s top writing schools according to TimeOut NY spark your creativity. Through two highly generative hours of weekly class time, plus limited homework assignments, guided journaling, and a supplemental workbook of readings, you’ll consider different ways to push the boundaries of your language and gain greater control over the poetic side of your voice. You’ll end the month having produced several short works. Join accomplished poet, educator, and visual artist Catie Hannigan for a month of recovering your creativity. $300, Wednesdays in November and February. Learn more at our website.

    Posted October 15, 2020

    Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15; submissions reviewed and accepted on rolling basis
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    New online publication based at Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University in Boston. Seeking work that deepens the inward life; expresses range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; envisions a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; advances dialogue across difference; and challenges structural oppression in all its forms. Seeking work for feature section on Black Lives Matter. Send unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, and translations. Especially interested in work from international and historically unrepresented communities. No fee; currently non-paying. Submit 3-5 pieces via Submittable or via email to . Questions? Contact Alexander Levering Kern, co-editor or visit pensivejournal.com.

  • Posted October 15, 2020

    BreakBread Magazine Seeks Work From Young Creatives

    • Deadline info Extended Deadline: November 15
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information: www.breakbreadproject.org.

    Posted October 14, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Translations
    • Type Anthology

    While the pandemic has ravaged our world, certain populations have been impacted more deeply than others. Essential Voices strives to give voice to those who have been silenced. Send us your poems, stories, recipes, or works of art that reflect upon the experience of COVID and COVID related issues in your life. This anthology will be published by West Virginia University Press. Visit us at www.essentialvoicesanthology.wordpress.com for guidelines before submitting to .

    Posted October 14, 2020

    Pinch Journal seeks Poetry Written in or Regarding Variety Englishes

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
    • Genre Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The Pinch Literary Journal seeks poetry written in or regarding Variety Englishes for a featured highlight in its Spring 2021 Issue (41.1). Poems in Singlish, Konglish, Spanglish, AAVE, and other English-derived emerging linguistic forms will be considered for publication. No submission fee, accepted pieces will be awarded $150 for publication. Deadline November 15th, 2020. For inquiries, visit www.pinchjournal.com/glish or contact .

    Posted October 13, 2020

    Light and Dark Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 18!

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is an online literary magazine seeking works of short fiction by both new and established authors. We are looking for stories that grapple boldly with the dichotomous nature of existence: the light and the dark; the pain, pleasure; the joy and sorrow. We pay $15 per story. For our complete submission guidelines, head over to either our website or our Submission Manager at Submittable. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Posted October 13, 2020

    Reading Works Short Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Reading Works Short Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2021
      Take the challenge and write a short short story using 100 words. Topics: ants, bowling, 1940s, water. 7 cash prizes: Best of Contest ($100), Best of Category ($50), Best Youth Story (authors 14 and younger, $50), People's Choice ($50). Submission fee: $10. Reading Works is a 501(c)(3) community based literacy program that provides free reading, writing and English acquisition tutoring to teens and adults. Proceeds from the contest support literacy programs. To learn more go to www.reading-works.org.

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    Posted October 13, 2020

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, and Art

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Established in 2000, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short story, nonfiction, photography, and art by writers, poets and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have long had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from artists', writers’, and poets’ experiences with mental illness, though mental illness need not be the subject of your work. Visit www.AwakeningsProject.org for submission guidelines.

  • Posted October 12, 2020

    Iron City Magazine Issue 5 Virtual Launch

    • Blurb

      Event Date: Saturday November 7, 2020 Location: Virtual
      Deadline: Saturday November 7, 2020
      Iron City Magazine: Creative Expressions By and For the Incarcerated Free public online event features literary readings, art slideshows, and a live Q&A! Presenters include contributors and their chosen readers (friends, family, teachers) from Arizona and across the nation. RSVP via Eventbrite. Issue 5 can be pre-ordered with your online registration or at www.ironcitymagazine.org. Merchandise can be purchased at Redbubble.com. Iron City Magazine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This publication is made possible by generous grant awards from the Ibis Foundation of Arizona and AZ Humanities.

  • Posted October 9, 2020

    The Vern Rutsala Book Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The Vern Rutsala Book Prize
    • Blurb

      The Vern Rutsala Book Prize is an annual contest sponsored by Cloudbank Books. The winner receives a $1,000 cash award, plus publication. This year's judge is Christopher Buckley. Most recent prize winners are Jane Craven for My Bright Last Country and Timothy Geiger for Weatherbox. Due date for the 2021 prize is Nov. 10, 2020. Entrants receive a copy of Cloudbank. For details visit Contest Guidelines. Cloudbank also awards a $200 prize for one poem or flash fiction published in each magazine. Due date for this contest is February 28, 2021. Regular submissions are accepted year round. For more about Cloudbank Books visit our website. Revive us with your fire.

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    Posted October 8, 2020

    CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com

  • Posted October 8, 2020

    Acacia Fiction Prize! $1,200 & Publication

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Acacia Fiction Prize! $1,200 & Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2020
      The Acacia Fiction Prize winner is awarded $1,200, twenty author copies, plus publication and promotion by Kallisto Gaia Press for a collection of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Novellas, or any combination of fiction totaling between 40K and 75K words. Richard Z. Santos (Trust Me, 2020) will judge. Runner up receives $100. Entry fee is $25. All entrants receive a copy of the winning collection! Deadline: December 31, 2020. Sponsored by Duotrope. More info at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted October 8, 2020

    Club Plum Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Hybrid Works & Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Please send your beauties and uglies to Club Plum for Volume 2, Issue 1, dropping January 15, 2021. Send your pain. Send your fury. Send your strange. Unsure if prose poem or flash fiction? Send it our way. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted October 8, 2020

    Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15
      Carve Magazine's Prose & Poetry Contest is open October 1 - November 15. Accepting submissions from all over the world, but work must be in English. Max 10,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; 2,000 words for poetry. Prizes: $1,000 each for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. All 3 winners published online in Spring 2021. Entry fee $17 online only. Guest judges are Shruti Swamy for fiction; Kendra Allen for nonfiction; and Roy G. Guzmán for poetry. www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest/

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    Posted October 8, 2020

    Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership

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

    Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

    Posted October 7, 2020

    Oyster River Pages Special Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Art is a fundamental aspect of being human—not exclusive to any group of people, place, or privilege. However, current events have highlighted the extent to which Black voices have been silenced in numerous sectors of public life and creative fields. In this issue, we want to highlight Black artists exclusively, and be a platform for Black voices, unfiltered and unrestrained by parameters of theme. This is not a call to confess your struggles, your fight, or to defend your identity. This is a call for the art that sits within you. For the ink that bleeds your pages. www.oysterriverpages.com

    Posted October 7, 2020

    Zizzle Literary Flash Contest Judged by David Galef & Karen Heuler

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title Zizzle Literary Flash Contest Judged by David Galef & Karen Heuler
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2021
      First Prize: $1,000. Second Prize: $500. Three finalists: $150 each. Entry Fee: $5 only. Do you write stories that appeal to both kids and adults? Every week during our submission period, we’ll post one-sentence dialogue writing prompts on our social media platforms. Choose a dialogue prompt that inspires you and write a story that includes the prompt. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: zizzlelit.com/contest/. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER at zizzlelit.com/sign-up/ for updates and free audio editions.

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    Posted October 6, 2020

    University of South Alabama

    • Blurb

      Earn your MA with an emphasis in Creative Writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, near some of our country's best beaches. Tuition waivers and assistantships are available as are additional scholarships for excellence and summer creative writing projects. Home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. For more information, visit our website: www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/english/.

  • Posted October 5, 2020

    Leaping Clear Editorial Opening

    • Type Magazine

    Leaping Clear, www.leapingclear.org, is looking for an editor to join the volunteer editorial team. We’re all practicing artists with dedicated meditative/contemplative practices and welcome someone who shares these activities. Social media experience and good communication skills are essential. For details on stipend and work specifics, please contact , with Editor, NewPages in subject line.

    Posted October 2, 2020

    Call for Sports-themed Poetry for a Young Adult Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    We have so many wonderful sports-themed young adult novels and short stories, but our industry is missing a collection of contemporary poetry for our student-athletes that represents their lives in this current climate. Archer Publishing seeks identity-inclusive/affirming poems for this anthology addressing contemporary sports-themed topics that are of high interest to high school students and relevant to their lives. Editor: Sarah J. Donovan, Oklahoma State University. Email submissions to . Submission deadline is November 1, 2020 with decisions made by January 1, 2021. Anticipated publication date is December 2021 or January 2022. See the website for more information about the project.


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