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    Posted November 22, 2019

    The Hunger Open for Submissions until December 15th

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. We are excited by the lyrical, the experimental, the strange, the uncomfortable, the vulnerable, and just plain honesty. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured. www.thehungerjournal.com/submit

    Posted November 21, 2019

    GNU Open for Submissions

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

    The motto of the GNU literary journal is "All Genres are Created Equal." We accept traditional literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; but we are also friendly to genre fiction, YA literature, short plays, comics, photography, and writing that defies classification. The GNU is an annual online literary journal run by the MFA students at National University. We never charge a submission fee. Please see our submission guidelines for details. gnujournal.com/home/.

  • Posted November 21, 2019

    Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Event
    • Big Title Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 6, 2019
      Apply for the 2019–20 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition! All Students in grades 8–11 during the 2019–20 school year are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit writing samples in two of the following genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Personal Essay or Memoir, Screenwriting, Playwriting, and Hybrid Genre. Apply at write.interlochen.org.

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    Posted November 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 November 19, 2019

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    Writing contests and calls for submissions you want to know about delivered to your inbox every week. Plus, book and magazine review updates, new issues and title announcements, creative writing progam deadlines and announcements, upcoming writing conferences and events, and more. Subscribe to the NewPages Newsletter here: npofficespace.com/newpages-newsletter/.

    Posted November 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 November 18, 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 November 18, 2019

    New Stories from the Midwest 2020

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    New Stories from the Midwest will celebrate its tenth anniversary by presenting selected stories from previous volumes alongside new stories published in 2018 or 2019. Journals may submit six stories published 2018–2019 for free; writers may submit unlimited stories published 2018–2019 for $3 each. A $100 Heartland Fiction Prize will be awarded to a story of exceptional power. All contributors receive two copies and discount on more. Guest editor is Michael Martone. Deadline: February 1, 2020. www.newamericanpress.com/newmidwest.php

    Posted November 18, 2019

    Club Plum Literary Journal Seeks Flash Fiction & Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions open for flash fiction of no more than 800 words. Send work that skates on the edge of realities. Arresting, non-dream narratives are swooned over as well. Club Plum also seeks art: Please send one image only of pen-and-ink line art, pencil drawings, watercolor, experimental, impressionistic or abstract pieces, black-and-white or color. The editor will pass on photography. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com for details.

  • Posted November 18, 2019

    Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2020
      Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. An entry fee of $18 includes a subscription. Entries of up to 6,000 words are accepted from November 1 to January 31. November submissions encouraged! Anthony Varallo will judge in fiction and Alice Bolin will judge in nonfiction. Visit the website for complete guidelines: chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/lamar-york-prizes/.

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    Posted November 15, 2019

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Practices of Hope

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 12/1/19 to 2/15/20 we'll be accepting submissions for our Spring 2020 issue Practices of Hope. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

    Posted November 14, 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 November 14, 2019

    Submissions Open for Issue 2 of The Moving Force Journal!

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

    We are an online journal with a mission to find and publish the new classics, literature and art that will stand the test of time. We're currently accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art/photography submissions for our Spring 2020 issue. To get an idea of the type of work we are interested in, we encourage you to read our current issue, which is freely available on our website. We look forward to reviewing your best work! www.themovingforcejournal.com

    Posted November 14, 2019

    Poetry and Short Story Prizes from BkMk Press

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Poetry and Short Story Prizes from BkMk Press
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2020
      $1,000 and book publication for the winners of the annual John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Submission fees: $25 by mail, $30 via Submittable. Guidelines available here. Founded in 1971, BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative essays. Prize-winning books have received reviews or features in: Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Foreword Reviews, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and won or placed in the Poets' Prize, Eric Hoffer, IPPY, Foreword, Chautauqua, Balcones Fiction, Devil's Kitchen.

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  • Posted November 14, 2019

    2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 14, 2020
      $2,000 honorarium and book publication: Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2020. $25 reading fee (add $3 to submit online) includes subscription to Colorado Review. Final judge is Kiki Petrosino; friends and students (current or former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni. Complete guidelines at coloradoprize.colostate.edu or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.

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    Posted November 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 November 11, 2019

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

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

    Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 2, issue 2. We publish digitally and pay $10 per accepted piece. Find out more at volneyroadreview.com.

    Posted November 11, 2019

    Winter Issue Reading Period for NUNUM is Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 22, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to NUNUM in 2018. Together we created an innovative space and began our exploration of blending flash fiction and art. Help us continue this story by becoming a part of NUNUM. We are currently reading for NUNUM’s Winter 2019 Issue. Best way to know what we’re looking for is of course to read an issue or two (promise it won’t scar you permanently). Submission deadline is December 22nd. Three dollars per submission for either three flash pieces or three pieces of visual art. Multi/simultaneous subs are fine. Contributors are paid $20 upon acceptance. www.nunum.ca/submissions.html

    Posted November 11, 2019

    Deep Wild Journal Wants Your Wild Words!

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31 (poetry); January 31 (nonfiction, fiction, art)
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry seeks poems, essays, stories, and artwork inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. We are open to a wide spectrum of carefully-crafted work. Previously published is welcome, simultaneous submissions are fine, and submissions are free. To read the full guidelines, to submit work, and to order a copy of our 2019 issue, visit deepwildjournal.com. Note: Our Submittable account allows for 100 submissions/month, so submit early! Also, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Undergraduate Student Essay Contest, which will open for submissions January 15-March 15. For details and guidelines, see deepwildjournal.com/2020studentessaycontest/.

    Posted November 11, 2019

    2019 Annual Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title 2019 Annual Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 10, 2019
      Minerva Rising seeks Health and Healing stories (fiction and creative nonfiction) for our annual Dare to Tell chapbook contest. Send us your stories of chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, invisible illnesses, depression, mental health, treatment, healing, and recovery. $250 prize and ten complimentary copies of the winning chapbook. Kathryn Trueblood, author of Take Daily As Needed, will judge. $20 entry. minervarising.com/submissions/chapbook-submissions/

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    Posted November 11, 2019

    Rockvale Writers' Colony's First Flash Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Event
    • Big Title Rockvale Writers' Colony's First Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2019
      Want to be a writer-in-residence? Want to spend an entire week writing? The winner of our first flash fiction contest will win a weeklong residency at the idyllic Rockvale Writers' Colony in Middle Tennessee. Submit 1 piece of flash fiction, 1000 words or less, before December 15. We'll choose the piece that best reflects our theme, "power of words." Fee is $12. This contest is blind, so no names, please! For all the contest guidelines and prize details, see our website: rockvalewriterscolony.org/contests/flash-fiction-contest/. We look forward to reading your work!

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    Posted November 8, 2019

    Submit to Parhelion Literary Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is accepting short story, flash, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the Winter 2020 issue. We're also accepting book reviews, author interviews, articles on writing, literary events, and other related topics for our ongoing Features section. Please check out our submission guidelines to submit. We look forward to reading your work, and thanks for considering us! parhelionliterary.com

    Posted November 7, 2019

    bioStories Is Seeking New Nonfiction Submissions

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

    bioStories is an online magazine of creative nonfiction focused on literary quality biography and autobiography. We publish weekly “feature essays,” annual digital issues, and digital and print thematic anthologies. We read submissions year-around for essays keeping with our tradition of “sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives,” and run occasional thematic contests. Writers are encouraged to visit the website to gain a full sense of our reading tastes and literary mission of presenting exceptional writers exploring the subtleties of the lives we might otherwise overlook. Full submission guidelines are available by visiting: www.biostories.com.

  • Posted November 6, 2019

    Driftwood Press: Poetry Collections, Graphic Novels, & Novella Submissions 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, 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 November 6, 2019

    Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2020
      Entries for the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize should be approximately 1,500 words or less. Entry fee: $10. 1st place: $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast. Finalists considered for publication. Check out full guidelines at our website: www.fictionsoutheast.com.

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  • Posted November 5, 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 November 5, 2019

    Hot Dish Magazine, Grades 9-12

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 5, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Hot Dish Magazine, an online journal serving a bubbling mixture of poetry and fiction by teens (grades 9-12), wants your voice to be heard! We award cash prizes for fiction, poetry, and the Hot Dish Challenge. This year's Hot Dish Challenge is a picture challenge, where authors select one given picture to write a poem or short story about. Visit us at www.hotdishmagazine.com to see past issues and current guidelines. Submit for free by January 5, 2020, at hotdishmagazine.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted November 5, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Valley Voices Spring 2020 Issue

    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    A Special Issue on the State of Mississippi. Poems with any themes related to the state of Mississippi or experiences of living or working in Mississippi are welcome. Cutoff date is March 30, 2020, but prefer earlier submissions. Essays on Mississippi writers, musicians, and artists are also welcome. Essays should conform to the current MLA Style. No previously published material or simultaneous submissions will be considered. Send submissions to The Editor, Valley Voices, 14000 Hwy 82 W., #7242, Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400, USA. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope to guarantee a return of your manuscript. Submissions may also be e-mailed with an attachment saved in Word to valley_voices @yahoo.com. Visit us at libguides.mvsu.edu/valleyvoices/valley-voices or www.newpages.com/literary-magazines/valley-voices.

    Posted November 5, 2019

    The Shore Poetry Call for Submission

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

    Submissions for Issue Four: Winter 2019 are now open until December 1! The Shore is an online poetry publication seeking cutting, strange, and daring work from new and established poets alike. We want poems that explore the worlds of things and ideas, that recognize the liminality, the shifting of everything around us and our ability to name a thing whole. We want poems that press and push and ache and recede. Send us your best. We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you notify us if the piece is accepted elsewhere, but we do not accept reprints. www.theshorepoetry.org

    Posted November 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 2019

    The Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Short Story, and Nonfiction

    • 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 one of the nation's leading journals 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 November 4, 2019

    Aji Call for Spring Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2020 (or until filled)
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Are objects in your rearview mirror closer than they appear? The theme for Aji’s Spring 2020 issue is hindsight. Send us graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and essays on those things that seem obvious only after the fact. Work on this and any other topic will be considered for publication. Once the Spring 2020 issue is filled, submissions will close until May 1, 2020. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted November 4, 2019

    Sixteen Rivers Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Book

    Sixteen Rivers Press, a nonprofit poetry collective, invites Northern California poets to submit book-length poetry manuscripts to the press from November 1 to February 1, 2019. There is no fee, and all styles of poetry are welcome. Typically one or two manuscripts are selected for publication. The winner/s will be announced in June 2020 and published in 2022. Authors must become members of the collective with a three-year commitment, devoting an average of eight hours per month to the work of the press. For details, please see the FAQ page at sixteenrivers.org.

  • Posted November 4, 2019

    Into the Void Wants Your Work in Issue 15

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 7, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Award-winning print & online magazine Into the Void is open to submissions of flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, & visual art to Issue 15 through December 7. Payment is $5 per page of the print magazine & a contributor copy. No theme, & no reading fees until Submittable monthly limit reached. Send us something that makes us feel alive. All details: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

    Posted November 4, 2019

    Burnside Review Book Award

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Burnside Review Book Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2019
      A prize of $1,000, publication by Burnside Review Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Darcie Dennigan will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes one title from the press’s catalogue, by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines: www.burnsidereview.org.

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    Posted November 4, 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 November 4, 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 November 4, 2019

    The Headlight Review Chapbook Prize in Prose Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title The Headlight Review Chapbook Prize in Prose Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 1, 2019
      The Headlight Review Chapbook Prize competition offers a first prize of $500. Manuscripts should run between 6,000-10,000 words. All submissions will be judged anonymously. The winning manuscript will be published, and the writer will receive 25 copies of the resulting chapbook. The winning manuscript will be published within one year after the results of the competition are announced. All finalists will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $20. Submission period: September 15–December 1, 2019. Guidelines can be found here: chss.kennesaw.edu/mapw/chapbook.php.

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  • Posted November 1, 2019

    Tartt First Fiction Award: No Fee!

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Tartt First Fiction Award: No Fee!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31
      Livingston Press annually awards $1,000 and publication for a collection of short stories by writers who have not previously published a story collection. There is no entry fee. For complete rules, visit livingstonpress.uwa.edu.

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    Posted November 1, 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 November 1, 2019

    Fleas on the Dog is OPEN for Submissions Nov. 1 to Dec. 1

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

    Oh NO!!! The infamous dude sextet is back! Yes, the boiz are once again itchin’ for your short fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction for the soon to be notorious Issue 5. QUALITY junk that’s full of spunk and drop dead funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW! So see our Guidelines for details. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. fleasonthedog.com

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    Posted October 31, 2019

    Fourth Genre Now Accepting General Submissions

    • Deadline info images/classifieds/litpak/2019-09/2019-10-01_FourthGenre.jpg
    • 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 October 31, 2019

    A Literary Giant Returns!

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Story is a triannual print publication devoted to the complex and diverse world of narrative with a focus on fiction and nonfiction. Recent contributors include Anne Valente, Michael Martone, Carolyn Ferrell, Jordan Jacks, Yohanca Delgado, and Phong Nguyen. Since 1931, work that originally appeared in Story has been reprinted dozens of times in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and The Prize Stories. www.storymagazine.org

  • Posted October 31, 2019

    Meat for Tea: The Valley Review Wants Your Submissions

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

    Submit your work to be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Meat for Tea. Happy contributors say: “MfT is the best kept secret in the world of literary journals. It jump started my publishing life and the editor/s are responsive and produce a magazine of high quality” (Stefan Lovasik). “I am consistently surprised and astonished at the work appearing in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review. The $4.50 submission fee helps an independent print journal, and indispensable element of our literary culture, survive and thrive (Michael Washburn). We invite you to also become a happy contributor. meatfortea.com/submit.htm

  • Posted October 31, 2019

    Publishing Prominent and Promising Poets & Authors for over 75 Years

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Antioch Review is a small independent magazine founded in 1941 by Antioch College faculty and staff. We have an international cast of writers, readers, and supporters and high standards; selecting the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, delivering "The BEST words in the BEST order." The Review has published independent writers, exceptional poets, and brilliant thinkers throughout its 75 years and played an important role in literary history via publishing the promising alongside the prominent. Antioch Review, P.O. Box 148, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Submission information: review.antiochcollege.edu/guidelines.

    Posted October 31, 2019

    Qommunicate Publishing, Queer Publisher, Current Open Calls for Submission

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

    Pan's Ex² Queer Sex Poetry (Dec. 31, ‘19); Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology Vol. 4 (Jan 31); Queer Theater: LGBTQ+ Ten-Minute & One-Act Plays for Students & Adults/General Audiences (Feb 28); Queer Youth: LGBTQ+ True Stories (Mar 31); Queer Around & Around the World: LGBTQ+ True Stories (Apr. 30); Geek Out! III - Queer Pop Lit, Art & Ideas (May 31); Even More Queer Families: LGBTQ+ True Stories (Jun 30); Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ Humor (Sep 30); Queer Faith (Oct 31). Work must be at least either by or about LGBTQ+. Also seeking visual art & standalone works. Multiple/Simultaneous subs okay. More: queerpublisher.com/submissions.

  • Posted October 31, 2019

    The MFA at FAU

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      Florida Atlantic University’s MFA program offers concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All accepted students are offered a complete funding package including a teaching assistantship, stipend, and tuition waiver. Core faculty include Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Becka Mara McKay, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, and Jason Schwartz. Students have the opportunity to work on national literary magazine Swamp Ape Review which is open to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and “Swamp” through November 1. No submission fee. www.fau.edu/artsandletters/english/mfa/

    Posted October 31, 2019

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2020
      From January 1st to January 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for prizes in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Winners receive $2,000 and publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription; all manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. For more information and to see our judges, visit: crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes/.

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    Posted October 31, 2019

    Win $500 for Your Poem in Into the Void's Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Win $500 for Your Poem in Into the Void's Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2020
      Win $500 for your poem of up to 60 lines in the Into the Void Poetry Prize! Also prizes for 2nd and 3rd places. The three winning poems will be published in print and online in Issue 16. Entry fee is CA$6 (US$4.50) per poem. Each entry comes with a free one-year online subscription to Into the Void. More details: intothevoidmagazine.com/into-the-void-poetry-prize/.

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