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  • Posted September 23, 2019

    The Loft's Wordsmith: A Craft, Career, and Connection Conference for Writers

    • Blurb

      Event dates: November 1-3, 2019; Minneapolis, MN
      Registration opens in August 2019
      Wordsmith is intended for those ready to pitch their work, those already with a book out or with an agent, and those who want to get more prepared to publish their work. It's intended for prose writers and poets, genre and literary writers, beginning and advanced. The lineup features 19 visiting agents, 4 visiting editors, and authors Madeline Miller, Hanif Abdurraqib, Ibi Zoboi, Richard Blanco, Téa Obreht, Nami Mun, Courtney Maum, and many more.loft.org/wordsmith/about-wordsmith

  • Posted September 23, 2019

    Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest

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

      Deadline: November 15, 2019
      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 in Spring 2020. Entry fee $17 online only. Guest judges are Lydia Kiesling for fiction; Benjamin Busch for nonfiction; and Analicia Sotelo for poetry. www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest/

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    Posted September 20, 2019

    The MacGuffin Seeks New Work for Vol. 36.2

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

    The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 36.2. As always, we’re not asking you to follow a theme, but with the warmer months moving behind us, consider saving your summer vacation stories for another issue. Instead, maybe send us a story about how you survived the blizzard of ’78 or an ode to your own Rosebud sled. We’ll consider five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. Artwork must be at least 9” in height. Send work to or themacguffin.submittable.com/submit. For full submission guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

    Posted September 19, 2019

    Fourth Genre Now Accepting General Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
    • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, 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 September 19, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Words on Play

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Nimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short fiction, and short creative nonfiction about play in all its forms for our spring 2020 issue, Words on Play. From word play to playing with poetic form to work about games, sports, crossword puzzles, dancing, and more, we want to see it all. Submit up to 7 pages of poetry or up to 7,500 words of prose. Payment is $10/page, up to maximum of $200. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online. For full guidelines and to submit: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted September 19, 2019

    The Main Street Rag Needs Poets

    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    We love our base and hear from them regularly, but we’d also like to see some new faces. Poetry submissions have been slow of late. That means our usual backlog of 9 months to a year is no longer the case. We respond quickly and will get those we accept into print quickly (for now). Visit our website for guidelines and Submittable link. Then send us something to knock our socks off. Guidelines and links available at www.MainStreetRag.com. Back issues and a plethora of books available at www.MainStreetRagbookstore.com.

    Posted September 19, 2019

    Call for Submissions From Girls Worldwide

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young female-identified writers and artists, ages 14 through 21, to submit their work for consideration for the fourth annual issue. We currently accept poetry, prose, short stories, lyric essays, and visual art. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication the rights return to you. We publish annually. Send your best art and writing, in English or English translation, to by December 31, 2019. Please include a note that mentions your age, where you’re from, and the work you are submitting. girlsrighttheworld.com

    Posted September 19, 2019

    Minerva Rising Seeks Submission for Relationships, Sexuality, and Desire Themed-issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Minerva Rising celebrates the creativity and wisdom in every woman by giving them space to tell their stories and to tell them well. We are committed to working with both established and emerging women writers to build a supportive community of women. All published pieces receive a small honorarium. There’s a $15 submission fee. Visit minervarising.com for more details on how to submit.

  • Posted September 19, 2019

    Holden Vaughn Spangler Memorial Award - RCC MUSE Literary Magazine

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Holden Vaughn Spangler Memorial Award - RCC MUSE Literary Magazine
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 13, 2019
      Second Annual - $200 prize and Spring 2020 publication in RCC MUSE for best poem about a child or childhood. Submit up to 3 poems per entry, $5 fee; checks payable to RCC MUSE. Include brief cover letter, short third-person bio, contact info (phone and email). Mail submission, check, and cover letter to Holden Vaughn Spangler Memorial Award, c/o RCC MUSE Literary Journal, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506. This award was established to honor the passing of Jason and Stephanie Spangler's 11 year-old son. Dr. Spangler is a member of RCC's English and Media Studies Department. www.facebook.com/RCCMuseMagazine/

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    Posted September 17, 2019

    Heron Tree: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2019
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Heron Tree is open for submissions through December 1, 2019. We will read submissions and make decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in January 2020) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 7, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. Visit our submission guidelines at herontree.com/how/.

  • Posted September 17, 2019

    $2,500 Previously Published Poem Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $2,500 Previously Published Poem Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2019
      Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines over the last few decades with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been found, celebrated, and, unfortunately, forgotten. We want to bring light to those lost pieces of poetry—the work that you love but no longer receives the attention it deserves. The poems must have been previously published online or in print to be eligible. 1st Place will receive $2500 + Publication; 2nd Place: $300 + Publication; 3rd Place: $200 + Publication. Submissions are open internationally, to any poet writing in English. www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/

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  • Posted September 16, 2019

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 8 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Eight. 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 September 16, 2019

    Hoxie Gorge Review seeks Submissions of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Hoxie Gorge Review is a new online literary journal, committed to publishing innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by both emerging and established contemporary writers. We seek poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction for our first issue. We seek work that compels us, that challenges us, that breaks us open. Send us your best. No fee to submit. For more information, visit hoxiegorgereview.com. To submit, visit hoxiegorgereview.submittable.com/submit. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Deadline October 15.

    Posted September 16, 2019

    Activism Anthology Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Something happened and made you want to get involved in transforming your organization, neighborhood, community, state, or country. You decided to speak up for something you care about, and did so through words, images, or actions. Or, maybe this is the first time you are speaking out. MuseWrite Press seeks short stories, poems, essays, and creative nonfiction that capture your journey, work, and/or goals regarding your activism. Considering unpublished submissions of no more than 2,500 words. Email submissions to by October 15, 2019. Include a 50-word bio. Visit www.MuseWrite.com for info on press and editors.

    Posted September 16, 2019

    Full Bleed Seeks Submission for Archives-themed Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Full Bleed, an annual journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fourth issue, forthcoming in Spring 2020. We publish art criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive modest honoraria for their work. For Issue Four, we are especially interested in submissions that critique, investigate, or rely on archives of various kinds. We seek new writing about artists working with, playing with, re-contextualizing, or elevating archival materials; art or design projects responsive to historical documents; and essays, fictions, and poetry related to the work of archiving. Visit www.Full-Bleed.org for more details.

    Posted September 16, 2019

    Call for Submissions: The Helix

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Magazine

    The Helix Literary Magazine publication, sponsored by Central Connecticut State University, seeks vibrant and compelling poetry and prose for its fall 2019 issue. We want material that surprises us and challenges us. Any and all subject matter considered. Submit at: helixmagazine.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted September 16, 2019

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, 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 September 16, 2019

    Flock Seeks Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Flock (est. 2002) seeks submissions for a non-themed spring issue. Winner of a 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award, the journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content. flocklit.com

    Posted September 16, 2019

    little somethings press issue two call for submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    How do you find your voice in the cacophony of notifications, alerts, and alarms? When do you return to the quiet or mania within? little somethings press is looking for flash (memoir and fiction), micropoetry, and visual art that delves into the raw mess of humanity in the age of digital communication. Flash can be up to 300 words and poetry up to 12 lines. Submit written work in a single Word document, or visual art in both jpeg and pdf formats to by October 15th. littlesomethingspress.com

    Posted September 16, 2019

    Seeking Essays on 20th Century Literature

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2020
    • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Beatdom is an annual literary journal that publishes essays, reviews, and interviews related to the Beat Generation and similar mid-20th century literature. We are seeking submissions for Beatdom #20, to be published in 2020. We pay $50 per essay. www.beatdom.com/call-for-submissions-beatdom-20/

  • Posted September 16, 2019

    Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry

    • Big Title Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2019
      This is an annual national poetry prize that features a first place of $1,000 cash award and invitation to the awards event in Philadelphia. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. The winning and runner up poems are published in the Spring issue. www.philadelphiastories.org

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  • Posted September 16, 2019

    2019 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize—Bob Hicok, Final Judge

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2019 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize—Bob Hicok, Final Judge
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2019
      The second annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize is accepting submissions. Awarded annually to a poet writing in English who has not yet published a full-length poetry book, the prize seeks to represent the best contemporary writing in high quality editions. The winning poet will receive $1,000 and 25 author copies. Bob Hicok will be the final judge. Prospective entrants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Conduit, which champions originality, intelligence, irreverence, and humanity. Previously unpublished manuscripts of 48-90 pages should be submitted through our Submittable page. Entry fee is $25. Please visit www.conduit.org for details.

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    Posted September 12, 2019

    Red Planet Magazine Now Accepting Submissions

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

    Red Planet Magazine is now accepting submissions of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art, on a rolling basis year-round. Red Planet's first issue is launching in October 2019. There is no fee to submit. Please visit redplanetmagazine.com/submissions for additional details.

  • Posted September 12, 2019

    Writers in Paradise 2020

    • Blurb

      Submission/Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
      Event Dates: January 18-25, 2020; St. Petersburg, Florida
      Focused, intimate, and rigorous workshops in novel, short story, crime & suspense, memoir, creative nonfiction, structure, screenwriting, flash fiction, poetry, and narrative suspense, plus craft sessions, panels, Q&As, readings, signings, and receptions with our award-winning faculty and lecturers. 2020 Lineup: Billy Collins, Andre Dubus III, John Dufresne, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Ann Hood, Ashley M. Jones, Michael Koryta, Laura Lippman, Peter Meinke, Stewart O'Nan, Gregory Pardlo, Dani Shapiro, Les Standiford, Helen Pruitt Wallace, Sterling Watson, editor George Gibson and agent Ann Rittenberg.
      Apply by November 1: www.writersinparadise.com.

    Posted September 11, 2019

    CLOCKHOUSE Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, welcomes submissions from emerging and established writers for Volume Eight, 2020. Past volumes include works by Adrian Shirk, Anne Panning, Cara Hoffman, Ira Sukrungruang, Lloyd Suh, Naomi Shihab Nye, Paisley Rekdal, and talented new voices. Reading August 15 through December 15. Guidelines: www.clockhouse.net.

  • Posted September 11, 2019

    Interim Presents: The 2019 Test Site Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Interim Presents: The 2019 Test Site Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2019
      Interim: Poetry and Poetics is delighted to announce its second consecutive poetry book prize. The winning manuscript will be published by The University of Nevada Press. 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. www.interimpoetics.org

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  • Posted September 10, 2019

    16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: November 10, 2019
      The 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held January 20-25, 2020 at Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Six days and evenings of workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and social events. Workshop faculty includes poets: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Reginald Gibbons, Jessica Jacobs, Major Jackson, Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, Adrian Matejka, and Maggie Smith. Special Guest is U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Poet At Large is Patricia Smith. Workshop admission is by application online with Submittable including three poems with a $25 application fee and tuition deposit by November 10, 2019. www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org

  • Posted September 10, 2019

    Missouri Review's 2019 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The 2019 Missouri Review Editors' Prize: $15,000 in Prizes!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2019
      The Missouri Review invites entries for the 2019 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors Prize. Winners in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry receive $5,000 each, plus publication. Every entrant receives a 1-year digital subscription and a print copy of former Editors’ Prize-winner Jason Brown’s A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed, the latest collection from TMR Books. All entries considered for publication. Guidelines and submission information here: www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.

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  • Posted September 9, 2019

    2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 8, 2019
    • Genre Art, Photography
    • Type Literary Site

    Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories totaling $3,000. www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/

    Posted September 5, 2019

    Cherry Tree: Call for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Cherry Tree opens for submissions for its sixth issue from August 1 to October 1. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We want work that braves to be, that dares to be. We encourage well-informed work where the form understands its relationship with the content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency, that beg for an ear to listen. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy. www.washcoll.edu/cherrytree

    Posted September 5, 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 September 4, 2019

    Raleigh Review Submissions Open through Halloween

    • Deadline info Deadline: Halloween 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Poetry and flash fiction submissions are open through Halloween for our Spring 2020 issue. We are a paying market. $3-$4 fee for submissions. See our flier for full details. www.raleighreview.org

    Posted September 4, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing new writing and art. Rooted in the Midwest, we encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, poor, neuroatypical, border-straddling, and other under-represented voices. Share secrets, explosions, sonograms, and cryptograms: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted September 4, 2019

    True Crime

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Bang Bang Bang! Three shots rang out and you sent us your best “True Crime” stories of approximately 50 words. Not necessarily ripped form the headlines, not necessarily noir, but definitely something stylish and against the law! Sharp suits, space-boots. High class, diving trash. Scraping by, living high. Times gone by, right this sec, next big thing. Tell us all. Submissions are open September 1st through October 15th, 2019. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General guidelines & information on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

  • Posted September 3, 2019

    Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (Novella & Poetry Collection Subs Now Open )

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

    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 full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, 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. To polish your fiction, note our editing service, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted September 3, 2019

    The Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Short Story, and Nonfiction

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

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

  • Posted September 3, 2019

    Cooper Dillon Books is Always Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Book

    Cooper Dillon Books is a small poetry press committed to upholding the values that make poems timeless. There are no deadlines for submissions, and we’re always open for full-length & chapbook poetry manuscripts. We do not run contests. Submissions are received and full guidelines are at cooperdillon.submittable.com. The submission fee is either $10 or covered by the purchase of a book from store.cooperdillon.com.

    Posted September 3, 2019

    The Ocotillo Review is Seeking Submissions. Yes! We Pay.

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

    Simply send us your superb, sublime, sensational, splendid, stunning stories, poems, and essays. Twice yearly we publish a beautiful perfect-bound journal where talented literary artists from diverse communities worldwide share their words alongside established poets and writers. We are accepting submissions for The Ocotillo Review Volume 4.1. There is no theme but the issue features the winners of the Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize and the Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. Find out more at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. Kallisto Gaia Press: Trading money for words since 2017!

  • Posted September 3, 2019

    Poetry Anthology Focused on the Environment

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2019
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Flexible Press is teaming up with Split Rock Review for an anthology that explores the current state of the natural environment through poetry. All proceeds go to an environmental nonprofit. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works OK. No submission fee! Reading period: September 1 to December 31. For guidelines, visit flexiblepub.com or splitrockreview.org/submit.

    Posted September 3, 2019

    Call for Submissions for FishFood's 2nd Print Issue - Bananas!

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

    We are now accepting submissions for Issue 2 of our print edition. The theme is Bananas! Have fun with it! (Or not) It's your world—we just live in it! Visit our website www.fishfoodmagazine.com for more details on how to submit!

  • Posted September 3, 2019

    Blueline Welcomes Exceptional Writing about the Natural World!

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2019
    • 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 September 3, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Spring 2020 issue. We are 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 9 years we have published 400 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen 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 September 3, 2019

    The Poet's Billow: Atlantis Award

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline October 1, 2019
    • Big Title The Poet's Billow: Atlantis Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2019
      The Atlantis Award is given for the best poem. The winning poet receives $300, publication, and will be featured in an interview on The Poet’s Billow website. Finalists may be published. We nominate for Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Best New Poets. Deadline October 1st. https://thepoetsbillow.org/poetry-awards/

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  • Posted September 3, 2019

    American Writers Review Contest runs from September through December 2019

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title American Writers Review Contest runs from September through December 2019
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2019
      Looking for emerging and seasoned writers for our yearly literary anthology. We were voted ‘best beach read’ summer 2018. www.americanwritersreview.com

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    Posted September 3, 2019

    Scribble Lit Short Fiction Contest for Beginning and Emerging Writers

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Scribble Lit Short Fiction Contest for Beginning and Emerging Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 1, 2019
      The editors of Scribble are delighted to offer our 1st Annual Short Fiction Contest for Beginning and Emerging Writers. Our guest judge is David Anson, Professor of Language and Literature at the State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Go to www.scribblelit.com/1st-annual-short-story-contest for information, rules and guidelines.

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  • Posted September 3, 2019

    2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline December 31, 2019
    • Big Title 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2019
      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, 2019. Press 53 publisher and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2020; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2020. Complete details at www.Press53.com/award-for-short-fiction.

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    Posted September 2, 2019

    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 September 1, 2019

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2019
      17th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $2,000. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $12 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Enter at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

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  • Posted September 1, 2019

    Rabbit Catastrophe Review: Get Like Us Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/19
    • Big Title Rabbit Catastrophe Review: Get Like Us Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2019
      For trans women, women, genderqueer, nonbinary, and female identifying writers. Judge: Andrea Abi-Karam. The winner will receive $500, chapbook publication, 50 author copies, plus 25 limited edition broadsides. rabbitcatastrophepress.com/submit#/glu/

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  • Posted September 1, 2019

    The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2019
      Our biannual competition is now open for submissions. We want exciting, thought-provoking short stories incorporating a supernatural theme or element. Contemporary magic realism is more than welcome. $1,000 for the winner; two honorable mentions receive $250. October 31 online publication for all three, including custom illustration by noted British Folk Horror artist Andy Paciorek, plus print anthology publication in Volume II of 21st Century Ghost Stories. (Volume I was published in 2018 by Wyrd Harvest Press of Durham, U.K., and is available for purchase.) 1,500-10,000 words. Deadline: September 30. $20 submission fee. See our website for complete guidelines: www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award.

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