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  • Posted December 11, 2018

    International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open

    • Subtitle International Literary Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 2/28/19
    • Big Title International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 28, 2019
      Penelope Niven Prize in CNF (Judged by Melissa Febos), Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction (Judged by Jennine Crucet), & Rita Dove Prize in Poetry (Judged by Marilyn Nelson). Early bird submission fee of $10 for entries submitted prior to 1 December; Submission fee of $15 afterwards. First prize of $1000 in each genre; $150 honorable mention. Complete guidelines on our website: internationalliteraryawards.org/2019/competition.

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  • Posted December 10, 2018

    DISQUIET Literary Prize

    • Subtitle DISQUIET Literary Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/10/19
    • Big Title DISQUIET Literary Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 10, 2019
      Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Prize for writing in any genre. Three winners will be published in Granta.com (fiction), NinthLetter.com (nonfiction), or The Common (poetry). One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship, accommodations, and travel stipend to attend the ninth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon taking place June 23 – July 5, 2019. Runners-up and other outstanding entrants will also be considered for financial aid. Submission fee: $15. Website: disquietinternational.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted December 7, 2018

    Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Anthology

    Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted December 7, 2018

    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 writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted December 7, 2018

    Full Bleed Seeks New Writing for its Machines Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 10, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Full Bleed, an annual print journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its third issue. We publish criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive a modest honorarium for their work. For Issue 3, we are especially interested in submissions that concern machines. For more details visit www.full-bleed.org/submit.

    Posted December 7, 2018

    Arts & Letters Call for Submissions

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

    Arts & Letters is seeking work that doesn’t try too hard to grab our attention, but rather guides it toward the human voice and its perpetual struggle into language. We’re open to both formal and experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; we’re also open to work that defies classification. Above all, we look for work in which we can feel writers surprising themselves. Send us your best work before the end of January! Although we have a small submission fee, our contributors do get paid. Go to our website to submit: artsandletters.gcsu.edu.

    Posted December 6, 2018

    Volney Road Review: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • 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 1, issue 2. We publish digitally and plan to have a small print run for each issue. Find out more at our website: volneyroadreview.com. We pay $10 per accepted piece via Paypal.

    Posted December 6, 2018

    Aji Calls for All Things Emerald…

    • Deadline info Deadline: Until filled.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Aji magazine invites poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, graphic art, and photography on any subject. For our Spring 2019 issue, we are especially interested in all things emerald—emerald cities, emerald isles, green-eyed monsters, velvet curtains, malachite, the bottom of a wine bottle, the mysterious green cicada, the shallows of the Green River. Send your gems to www.ajimagazine.com. Submissions will close when the issue is full, probably early to mid-January 2019.

  • Posted December 6, 2018

    2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title 2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      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, 2018. Press 53 publisher and editor in chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the final judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2019; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2019. Complete details and a list of previous winners at www.Press53.com/award-for-short-fiction.

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    Posted December 5, 2018

    Mistake House Magazine Open to Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018 to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.

  • Posted December 5, 2018

    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 December 5, 2018

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Subtitle The Crazyhorse Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      From January 1 to January 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry. Submit fiction and nonfiction manuscripts of up to 25 pages or 1-3 poems via Submittable. Winners in each genre receive $2,000 & publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse; all entries will be considered for publication. For more information and a list of our judges, visit crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes/.

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    Posted December 5, 2018

    2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards

    • Subtitle Georgia Author of the Year Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      The 55th annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards are now accepting nominations for books and poetry chapbooks published in 2018 by an author who was a resident of Georgia when the nominated book or chapbook was written although they may have moved out state or by an author who is currently living in Georgia when the book is nominated. Winners and finalists in nineteen categories will be announced at a gala June 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Please visit the following link for the complete guidelines: authoroftheyear.org.

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    Posted December 5, 2018

    Gemini Magazine 9th Annual Poetry Open

    • Subtitle Poetry Open
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/2/19
    • Big Title Gemini Magazine 9th Annual Poetry Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 2, 2019
      Gemini Magazine offers a prize of $1,000 for a single poem of any length. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee: $7 for three poems. Deadline: January 2. All six winners will be published online in our March 2019 issue. We have no rules. We are open to any type of poetry, any subject, any style. Rhyming or non-rhyming. Traditional or non-traditional. Anyone writing in English is eligible. All entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. All entries are also considered for publication in future issues. Read previous winners and enter at www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html.

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  • Posted December 4, 2018

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

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
    • 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. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted December 4, 2018

    Palooka: Seeking Artwork, Photography, Graphic Narratives, Comic Strips, Poetry, Prose

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

    Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published artists, photographers, and writers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted December 4, 2018

    Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

    • Blurb

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

    Posted December 4, 2018

    2018 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Jewish Poetry Award

    • Subtitle Anna Davidson Rosenberg Jewish Poetry Award
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/15/19
    • Big Title 2018 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Jewish Poetry Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2019
      The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards on the Jewish experience were 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). Fee: $3.00 per poem. $250 for first place. www.poeticamagazine.com

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work

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

    Trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking and accepting new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart, your fears and reconciliations. Send that good human stuff our way. We nominate for Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

    Posted December 3, 2018

    Robots

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Old steam powered robots day’s ended with the introduction of artificial intelligence. Be as nostalgic as you like about the “Boiler Men” who fought side by side with Teddy Roosevelt on San Juan Hill, but these “mechanical men” hardly compare to today’s Synthetic Citizens®. We are happy to read stories of approximately 50 words regarding robots, but what we are specifically interested in is artificial intelligence. AI in robot bodies or perhaps not. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General details and guidelines on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

    Posted December 3, 2018

    2018-19 Backbone Press Chapbook Competition

    • Subtitle Chapbook Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 1/30/19
    • Big Title 2018-19 Backbone Press Chapbook Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 30, 2019
      We are dedicated to publishing and advancing voices of color. Our 2018-19 Chapbook Competition is underway! Poets of all levels are encouraged to submit. See website for full guidelines: backbonepress.org/submissions/2018-chapbook-competition/.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    Sixteen Rivers Press Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts

    • Subtitle https://www.sixteenrivers.org/submit-work/
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 2/1/19
    • Big Title Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 1, 2019
      We invite book-length poetry manuscripts between November 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. All manuscripts will be read blind, and typically one or two manuscripts are selected for publication. The winner/s will be announced on the Press’s website in early summer, 2019. Selected manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2021. Sixteen Rivers Press is a nonprofit, shared-work poetry collective. Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment, devoting an average of eight hours per month. For further guidelines, visit our website at: www.sixteenrivers.org/submit-work/.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    New Issues Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle New Issues Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/30/18
    • Big Title New Issues Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 30, 2018
      For a full-length manuscript (40+ pages) of poetry by a debut poet. Open to poets who have not published a full-length collection of poetry. Submission fee: $25. Judge: Jericho Brown. Send to: New Issues Prize / New Issues / 1903 W. Michigan Ave. / Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5463, or submit online at: newissuespoetryprose.submittable.com. Recent winners include Chet'la Sebree, Nina Puro, Courtney Kampa, and Abdul Ali.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    5K, 3K Prize

    • Subtitle Everett Southwest Literary Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/15/18
    • Big Title 5K, 3K Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2018
      Everett Southwest Literary Award is open! 5K for 1st prize and 3K for 2nd prize Short Story collections by authors living in OR writing about Texas, Oklahoma, or New Mexico. See website for details: sites.uco.edu/la/english/everett/.

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    Posted December 3, 2018

    Sonder Press Seeks Fiction & Nonfiction Chapbooks for 2019 Prize

    • Subtitle Chapbook Competition
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title Sonder Press Seeks Fiction & Nonfiction Chapbooks for 2019 Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      Sonder Press seeks well-written, engaging chapbook-length works of short fiction and nonfiction—crafted with care, precision, and a penchant for language—for its annual Chapbook Competition. Prizes include $300 and publication. We wish to be transported, rearranged, and awakened; we want distinct visions rendered in piercing prose. Storytelling which throbs the gut and burns the throat; which examines the peculiar, the off-angles and edges, the resplendent, churning pulse of human experience. Website: www.thesonderpress.com. Guidelines: www.thesonderpress.com/chapbook-competition.

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    Posted November 30, 2018

    Edify Fiction Call for Submissions: Send us your Pain

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

    Edify Fiction seeks submissions for a special, themed issue. Send us your poetry, artwork, photography, short story, flash fiction, and (for this issue only) creative nonfiction and personal essays on the topic of pain. Edify us with your insights, experiences, and journeys into physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual pain. Please read our submission guidelines and past issues to get a feel for the type of pieces we publish: www.edifyfiction.com.

    Posted November 30, 2018

    Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 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 the 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with a $250 cash award, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside their 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 November 30, 2018

    Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference

    • Blurb

      May 9-12, 2019; Brevard, North Carolina
      Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
      Admissions decisions will be based on manuscript evaluation. Apply via Submittable. Decisions will be announced by March 15, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 12 per workshop. There will be one fiction workshop, one nonfiction workshop and one poetry workshop. Conference cost is $475 and includes workshops, all meals and receptions, and campus housing in a private room. Cost without campus housing is $325. Some scholarships are available. No fee to apply. Visit www.lgrwc.org for complete conference information.

  • Posted November 30, 2018

    2019 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest Now Accepting Submissions

    • Subtitle 2019 Rising Writer Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Autumn House Rising Writer Contest Now Accepting Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation. The submission period opens November 1, 2018 and closes January 31, 2019 (Eastern Time). The judge for the 2019 contest is poet Stacey Waite. www.autumnhouse.org/submissions/rising-writers/

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    Posted November 30, 2018

    Nowhere Magazine Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest

    • Subtitle Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title Nowhere Magazine Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      A prize of $1,000 and publication in Nowhere Magazine is given twice yearly for a travel-specific short story, long-form creative nonfiction piece, poem, or essay that possesses a powerful sense of place, character or time. Unpublished and published pieces that have not previously been chosen as a contest winner are eligible. Submit your 800- to 5,000-word piece with a $20 entry fee by December 31, 2018, at nowheremag.com/contests. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted November 30, 2018

    The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

    • Subtitle The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize is extending its deadline to December 31, 2018. The prize is awarded for a book-length collection of nonfiction essays. The winner receives $1,000, publication, 50 author copies, and distribution through Casemate Group in Fall 2019. $25 fee per entry. To enter and view our guidelines visit: www.bauhanpublishing.com/the-monadnock-essay-collection-prize/.

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    Posted November 29, 2018

    Voice of Eve Seeking Women's Poetry Submissions

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

    Voice of Eve is seeking women’s poetry. Our hope is to build a community of women who can be empowered by sharing and reading each other’s work. We believe strength comes in unity with diversity and ultimately it is love that binds us. Please visit www.voiceofeve.net/submissions.

    Posted November 28, 2018

    Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 12

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Split Rock Review, an online literary journal, seeks poetry, short creative nonfiction (up to 1,000 words), graphic narratives, comics, art, and photography for Issue 12 (Spring 2019). We love work that explores place, environment, and the intersection of nature and culture. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Reading period: November 1 – December 30. Please visit our submission guidelines and check out our past issues at www.splitrockreview.org. We look forward to receiving your work!

    Posted November 27, 2018

    The Offbeat Doors are Open!

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

    The Offbeat Literary Journal at Michigan State U is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, the quirky, the ? for our next volume! Send us your indisputably unique works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short drama, and sequential art. We love the traditional and the non, so long as it’s Off the Beaten path and not unnecessarily explicit. Go to offbeat.msu.edu for guidelines and more. Submissions limited to 3 poems or flash pieces (under 1,000 words each), sequential art not exceeding 10 pages, or other pieces under 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions welcome, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Posted November 27, 2018

    2019 Lamar York Prizes

    • Subtitle 2019 Lamar York Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Lamar York Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      The Chattahoochee Review awards two prizes of $1,000 each and publication to a story and essay in the annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction. The prize honors the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review. Entries of up to 6,000 words are accepted from November 1 to January 31. Kevin Wilson will judge in fiction and Adriana Páramo will judge in nonfiction. chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/lamar-york-prizes/

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    Posted November 26, 2018

    Call for Submissions: An International Poetry Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Authorspress is currently accepting poetry submissions for its international poetry anthology. Poets all over the world are invited to apply. Submitted poem can be of any theme. What matters most is that the poem is the writer’s magnum opus. Shortlisted poems to be published in an international poetry anthology (2019). Only electronic submissions accepted as MS Word email attachment. Send such a published poem (max. 50 lines) in English which is deemed as master piece/magnum opus of your life, to by December 31, 2018. Include Bio in 100 words. Decisions mid-March 2019. Payment in copies. Further information at vivekanandjha.com/magnumopus.php.

  • Posted November 26, 2018

    Odyssey Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Writers

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
      June 3-July 12, 2019; Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
      Odyssey is one of the most highly respected workshops in the world for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Fifty-nine percent of Odyssey's graduates have been professionally published, and among graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners. Guest lecturers include top writers, editors, and agents. Director Jeanne Cavelos is a bestselling author, former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and winner of the World Fantasy Award. Odyssey combines intensive, advanced lectures, in-depth feedback, and individual guidance. Odyssey also offers online classes, critiques, and many free resources. odysseyworkshop.org

  • Posted November 26, 2018

    $1,500 Prize: River Styx 2019 Microfiction Contest

    • Subtitle 2019 Microfiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 12/31/18
    • Big Title $1,500 Prize: River Styx 2019 Microfiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2018
      River Styx offers a prize of $1,500 for a single story of 500 words or fewer. Top three stories will be published. Your choice of entry fee: $20 to receive a one-year subscription, or $10 to receive just the issue with the winning stories. Submit up to three stories per entry, maximum 500 words per story. Additional stories may be submitted with additional entry fees. Submissions may not be previously published either in print or online. Submit via mail or online. Complete guidelines for both methods are posted at www.riverstyx.org/submit/microfiction-contest/.

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    Posted November 21, 2018

    Call For Submissions from Girls Worldwide

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • 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 third 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 January 1, 2019. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

    Posted November 21, 2018

    2018 Dare to Speak Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Dare to Speak Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 12/20/18
    • Big Title 2018 Dare to Speak Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 20, 2018
      Minerva Rising Press seeks work that embodies and embraces the idea of daring: suppressed voices speaking out, speakers who take risks in the face of challenge, insistent and brave poetry with a message that has never been heard before. The 2018 Dare to Speak contest will be judged by Maggie Smith. The winner will receive a $250 prize and 10 copies. There is a $20 entry fee. For full contest guidelines, visit minervarising.com.

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    Posted November 20, 2018

    Blueline Literary Magazine Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2019!

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2018
    • 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. In our 2019 issue, we’re celebrating our 40th Anniversary of publishing the highest quality literature and art about our great region. Submission period has been extended to December 15. 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 www.bluelinemagadk.com.

    Posted November 20, 2018

    6th Annual Gambling the Aisle Chapbook Prize is Now Open

    • Subtitle Annual Chapbook Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 12/22/18
    • Big Title 6th Annual Gambling the Aisle Chapbook Prize is Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 22, 2018
      Gambling the Aisle is happy to announce our sixth annual chapbook competition. It is open to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions. The winner will receive 20 copies of his or her chapbook and $100. The entry fee is $13 and the deadline is December 22nd. For full competition details and to enter, visit gamblingtheaisle.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted November 19, 2018

    Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 7!

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

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

  • Posted November 19, 2018

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 6 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Six. Please visit us to read Volumes One through Five, 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 November 16, 2018

    The MacGuffin: Seeking Fine Art, Poetry, and Prose

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

    The MacGuffin is now seeking new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and fine art for Volume 35.2. 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 a remembrance of your own Rosebud sled. We’ll accept five poems at a time and up to two works of fiction or nonfiction. All art must be at least 9” in height. Send all work to and for full guidelines, see schoolcraft.edu/macguffin.

  • Posted November 16, 2018

    Sky Island Journal, Issue 7: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 25,000 readers in 127 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 7 before December 31st at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted November 15, 2018

    Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA

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

    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 November 15, 2018

    The Antioch Review - The BEST Words in the BEST Order

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The Antioch Review is a small independent literary magazine with an international readership and reputation of publishing the “best words in the best order” for over 75 years. Founded in 1941 in a small Ohio town, we are one of the oldest literary magazines in America, publishing essays, fiction, and poetry from promising and prominent authors throughout the world. review.antiochcollege.org

    Posted November 15, 2018

    Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

  • Posted November 15, 2018

    CALYX Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    CALYX Press has been an independent publisher of art and literature by women since 1976. General submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, reviews, and interviews are published in two print issues each year. A poetry contest in the spring and a prose contest in the fall have been introduced in the memory of founding editors and include cash prizes. www.calyxpress.org


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