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    Posted June 17, 2021

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

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

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

  • Posted June 17, 2021

    Southern Humanities Review Editors' Chapbook Prize for Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Southern Humanities Review Editors' Chapbook Prize for Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 7, 2021
      A prize of $1,000 and publication of 100 copies of a bound chapbook is given annually for up to three short stories or a short novella of fiction. This year’s judge is Ron A. Austin. Each entrant may submit up to three short stories or one novella. Each entry may be from 12,500 – 25,000 words. General entry fees will cost $20. BIPOC entry fees will cost $10. From Ron: "What reality sucks oxygen out of your cerebellum, rattles the prison bars of your ribcage, charges your skin electric? What will you say to end this world and welcome something new?" www.southernhumanitiesreview.com/editors-chapbook-prize-for-fiction.html

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    Posted June 17, 2021

    MudRoom Open for Submissions for Summer Issue

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

    MudRoom is open for submissions until August 1st! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we pay 15 dollars per accepted piece. MudRoom is somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We believe in the liminal, the dirty, the messy, and the mundane. We publish four issues of prose and poetry a year, as well as interviews with writers and book reviews. mudroommag.com

  • Posted June 16, 2021

    2021 Tiferet Writing Contest Extends Deadline!

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 Tiferet Writing Contest Extends Deadline!
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: June 30, 2021
      The 2021 Tiferet Writing Contest is extending the deadline to submit unpublished poems, stories, and essays to June 30. One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category. The prize winners receive $500 and publication in Tiferet. A $20 fee is required for each entry. You may enter up to six poems, stories of up to 3,000 words, and essays and interviews up to 3,000 words. Our judges for this contest are Christine Valters Paintner (poetry), Laraine Herring (nonfiction), and Murzban F. Schroff (fiction). Learn more at tiferetjournal.com/2021-writing-contest/.

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  • Posted June 16, 2021

    Driftwood Press 2021 Adrift Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Chapbook, Magazine
    • Big Title Driftwood Press 2021 Adrift Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2021
      Xu Xi is this year’s Adrift Short Story Contest Guest Judge. The winning story receives $500, ten copies of the issue in which their story appears, and a featured interview. Runner-ups receive $200, five copies, and a featured interview. All stories read for the contest are considered for publication, which means your likelihood of publication and placing in the contest is much higher. For our 2019 contest, we selected three stories to publish. Traci Brimhall heads up the Adrift Chapbook Contest this year! This contest winner will be awarded $500, a royalties contract, twenty copies of their chapbook, and an interview to be published alongside their chapbook. www.driftwoodpress.net

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    Posted June 15, 2021

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Fall 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, 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 5/15 to 7/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2021 issue When We Are Lost / How We Are Found. 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 June 15, 2021

    2021 New American Fiction Prize Extended Deadline

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2021 New American Fiction Prize Extended Deadline
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: June 30, 2021
      Winner receives $1,500
      , publication, twenty-five copies, and promotional support. All full-length fiction manuscripts are welcome, including novels, novellas, collections of stories, flash fiction, short-shorts, and linked collections. Full-length fiction manuscripts tend to be at least 30,000 words. There is no maximum length. To submit, please access our convenient online submission manager. Final judge is Kristen Arnett, the NYT bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019), one of The New York Times top books of 2019 and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction.

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  • Posted June 15, 2021

    Interim's Fourth All Women's Print Anthology Open to Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Anthology

    Interim is looking for women’s writing that explores the meaning and ethics of place in the broadest sense of the word, writing that seeks location as dwelling and indwelling simultaneously so as better to know what it means to belong somewhere. Speaking of the house, in The Poetics of Space Bachelard claims “all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home.” Send poems, essays, flash fiction, and/or hybrid forms that play with notions of place for our fourth all women’s print anthology, forthcoming in December, 2021. Because we believe the truth is experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches.

    Posted June 14, 2021

    Add Your Chapter to the Story of 2020

    • Deadline info Deadline: Summer
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020 is the only book about 2020 written by people just like you. We’re seeking personal essays that get up close with the desperation, division, and devotion of 2020. Not the headlines in the papers, but the headlines of our lives. Add your chapter to the story of last year—whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder, marching for justice, or tying the knot over Zoom. Stories selected for publication will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021. Free to submit. Length: Maximum 2,000 words. Previously unpublished work only. View full guidelines at www.hindsightbook2020.com.

  • Posted June 14, 2021

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Chapbook

    Two fiction collections will be selected for our fall 2021 e-chapbook series, to be published in August and December, online and as epubs. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for our 2022 themed anthology. Submit your manuscript by June 30. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We’d like three to five stories, or if flash fiction, a maximum of 15. We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $125 plus epub royalties. Submission fee: $6.

  • Posted June 14, 2021

    NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews

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

    NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential across genres. Our NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom about building success in any field of creative practice, and we especially seek work from artists and writers of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. More information can be found here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted June 14, 2021

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

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Volney Road Review is paying $10 per accepted piece. Send us your best prose, poetry, art, photography, and comics for issue 4.1. Submissions are open until July 31, 2021. volneyroadreview.com/submit/

    Posted June 14, 2021

    “Where is Your Fire?” with Bridgette Bianca

    • Blurb

      Registration Deadline: July 1, 2021
      Event Dates: July 1, 8, 15, 29, 2021
      Event Location: Virtual via Zoom
      Join L.A. literary phenomenon Bridgette Bianca for an exciting craft, critique, and generative workshop presented by The Poetry Lab. This course is a call to action for poets wondering about their place in the socio-political movements emerging over the past year and a half. During a revolution, the role of the poet is as it has always been—to bear witness, to protest, and to protect. The torch has been passed to us now. So, poet, where is your fire? Enrollment is $150 for five weeks of instruction. Payment plans and student discounts are available! More information at thepoetrylab.com/fire.  

  • Posted June 14, 2021

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

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

    Now accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography by writers, poets, and artists who have a relationship with mental illness: either self, family member, or friend. Our striking hardcopy publication is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Creative endeavors and mental illness have 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 submission guidelines.

  • Posted June 10, 2021

    You Need This Like a Hole In The Head

    • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted June 10, 2021

    Affordable, Virtual Poetry & Publishing Workshops, & Literary Coaching

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Year-round
      Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, writing prompts, poem critiques, and plenty of writing time. Come join our growing community! Upcoming classes include Mastering Traditional Forms: Haiku, Sonnet, Ghazal & Pantoum (four sessions in July & August), Marketing Your Small Press Book (August 21, 1-4pm PT), and others. 1-1 personalized workshops, coaching, and manuscript critiques to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information: www.johnsibleywilliams.com/upcoming-classes. To register, email .

    Posted June 9, 2021

    CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round

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

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

    Posted June 9, 2021

    The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

    Since 2005, The New Verse News has covered the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day with a poetic take on a current and specific headline. See the website for guidelines and examples. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditor(at)gmail.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

  • Posted June 9, 2021

    Parhelion Literary Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Halloween Submissions Open! Parhelion Literary Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 9, 2021
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is accepting short story and flash submissions for our annual Halloween Issue. We're looking for wonderfully creepy, give-me-the-shivers, keep-me-up-at-night stories—bonus if the setting is Halloween/fall. Think James' TheTurn of the Screw or Jackson's The Lottery. Or, the way ghosts haunt the living in Jesmyn Ward's Sing Unburied Sing. Send us your best work! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted June 9, 2021

    Barrow Street Book Prize Contest Judge A. Van Jordan

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Barrow Street Book Prize Contest Judge A. Van Jordan
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2021
      A prize of $1,500 and publication by Barrow Street Press is given annually for a poetry collection. A. Van Jordan will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28 for electronic submissions) by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines: barrowstreet.org/press/submit/.

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    Posted June 8, 2021

    Blink-Ink Call for Submissions: The Dollar Store

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    We all do it. Shop at The Dollar Store. But why? Is it the best value for money? Not really, but it is cheap. And convenient. Cheap and convenient is good but aren't we really looking for treasure? Or are we avoiding the outside world? Tell us your best stories of approximately 50 words about The Dollar Store, Pound Store, 100 Yen Store, etc. near you. Submissions are open June 1, 2021 through July 15, 2021. Send us your unpublished work in the body of an email to: . No poetry, attachments, or bios please. www.blink-ink.org/current-submissions/

  • Posted June 7, 2021

    Flexible Press is Accepting Submissions for our 2022 Catalog

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Book

    Flexible Press is a traditional publisher dedicated to supporting authors, communities, and mission-driven non-profits through story. Our press works with a limited number of projects a year, helping authors bring important but otherwise passed over work to life. We are currently seeking literary fiction novels for 2022, and we are especially interested in diverse and under-represented voices. Flexible Press believes good writing must expand our understanding of the world and all of its inhabitants and further the art of fiction, while connecting to the community and the world. Find out more: www.flexiblepub.com.

    Posted June 7, 2021

    Call for Themed Submissions: Infrastructure

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Sleet is now open for Winter 2021 submissions. We welcome all fine writing and are especially hunting for pieces which celebrate infrastructure, both external and internal. How do you define infrastructure? What supports you, and where do you turn for strength and comfort? Our submission window will remain open until July 31, 2021. Sleet’s Winter Infrastructure edition will debut in November 2021. See submissions page for guidelines, www.sleetmagazine.com.

  • Posted June 3, 2021

    The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2021
      Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry. They are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will also be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online via Submittable. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email or visit artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/ for complete rules.

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  • Posted June 3, 2021

    We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open

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

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in full poetry collections, novellas, graphic novels, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, interviews, and contests. 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 services and seminars, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted June 3, 2021

    University of South Alabama

    • Blurb

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

  • Posted June 3, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry

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

    Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XI. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted June 2, 2021

    2021 Summer Flash Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 Summer Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2021
      Submit your best flash fiction to the tiny journal’s summer contest. Award-winning fiction writer and Guest Judge Tom DeMarchi will select the winning entries from a pool of finalists. The first prize winner will be awarded $100 and publication in issue iv. All other work will be considered for publication in our annual issue. Visit www.thetinyjournal.org for further guidelines. Send us your best small and mighty stories.

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  • Posted June 2, 2021

    Sky Island Journal: Issue 17 (Summer 2021) Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 80,000 readers in 145 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 response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 17 before midnight on June 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com

  • Posted June 2, 2021

    The Puerto del Sol 2021 Prose & Poetry Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Puerto del Sol 2021 Prose & Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2021
      Puerto del Sol will be accepting entries to our annual contest in poetry and prose between May 1 and September 1. Judges are Eileen Pollack in prose and Todd Dillard in poetry. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes one-year subscription. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. See website for complete guidelines—puertodelsol.org.

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  • Posted June 2, 2021

    Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize—$1,500 and Publication

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize—$1,500 and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 5, 2021
      Our 4th annual first book prize is open. If you have a manuscript or know someone who does, please give us a shot. 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 of enduring value. 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 or via the USPS. Bob Hicok is the final judge. Please visit www.conduit.org/book-prizes for details.

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  • Posted June 1, 2021

    North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Book
    • Big Title North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2021
      Now in its seventh year, the North Street Book Prize is sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Self-published books in seven categories can win up to $5,000 plus additional benefits. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and this contest is recommended by Reedsy. Entry fee: $65 per book. Free gifts for everyone who enters. Deadline: June 30. winningwriters.com/northnp21

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  • Posted June 1, 2021

    2021 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize Now Open for Submissions

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize Now Open for Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2021
      RED WHEELBARROW POETRY PRIZE 2021: Judged by Mark Doty. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside printed by Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press, $500 for second, $250 for third. Top five published in Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Submit up to 3 original, unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: July 31, 2021. For complete guidelines, see redwheelbarrow.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted June 1, 2021

    2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2021
      $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 60 to 120 pages. Open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2021. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

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  • Posted June 1, 2021

    Submit Your 50-word Story to 50 Give or Take

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    50 Give or Take daily delivers micro-fiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Please subscribe (it’s free!) to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work. All accepted 50 Give or Take pieces will be published in a print collection at the end of every year, starting in 2021. All you have to do is submit your: 50-word story, one-line bio, website or social media URL, and a vertical photo of yourself to . Good luck!

  • Posted June 1, 2021

    Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contests: 2021 is Sponsored by Duotrope!

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contests: 2021 is Sponsored by Duotrope!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2021
      Sheila-Na-Gig Editions invites entries for two chapbook-length poetry manuscript contests (one of these is for poets under age 30): $500 prize, book publication with royalties & copies, and a two-year membership subscription (worth $100) to Duotrope. All participants will receive a copy of the winning volume upon publication. International participants will receive ebook copies.

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    Posted June 1, 2021

    The Orison Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title The Orison Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2021
      The 2021 Orison Chapbook Prize offers $300 and publication by Orison Books for a manuscript of 20–45 pages, in any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid). Entry fee: $15.00. Submission period: April 1–July 1. Judged by Orison Books founder and editor, Luke Hankins. Find complete details at bit.ly/31OzrUU.

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    Posted June 1, 2021

    The Orison Anthology Awards

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title The Orison Anthology Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2021
      The 2021 Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry offer $500 and publication by Orison Books in The Orison Anthology for a single work in each genre. Judges: SJ Sindu (fiction), Molly McCully Brown (nonfiction), and Leila Chatti (poetry). Entry fee: $15. Deadline: August 1. Complete details at bit.ly/3aWSYHs.

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    Posted June 1, 2021

    Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Burnside Review Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2021
      Judge: Ari Banias. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letterpressed covers. Runs May 1–June 30. Submit 18–24 pages of poetry. $15 entry fee. All submissions must be made through our submission manager, www.burnsidereview.org.

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  • Posted June 1, 2021

    Submit to the 2021 Spokane Prize in Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submit to the 2021 Spokane Prize in Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: June 30, 2021
      The Spokane Prize for Short Fiction is open for submissions. Send us your previously unpublished manuscript of at least three short stories and a minimum of 98 pages for a chance at publication and a $2000 prize. The deadline had been extended to June 30, 2021. willowspringsbooks.org/submit/

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    Posted June 1, 2021

    Fleas on the Dog is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site your teacher warned you about is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. 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. Runs June 1 to 30. fleasonthedog.com

  • Posted May 27, 2021

    Submit to ABLE MUSE: A Review of Poetry, Prose & Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2021/2022. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

  • Posted May 27, 2021

    $500 & Publication for Fiction and Poetry

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title $500 & Publication for Fiction and Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2021
      Enter your fiction or poetry manuscript for a chance to win $500 and publication by Winter Goose Publishing. Honorable mentions may also receive publication. Submissions are being accepted from 5/1 – 7/31. ENTER TODAY before time runs out!

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  • Posted May 27, 2021

    IWWG Summer Event: Writing Our Way Forward

    • Blurb

      Registration Deadline: July 20, 2021
      Event Dates: July 22-24, 2021
      Event Location: Virtual
      This 3-day event will provide connection, inspiration, and learning from a range of instructors and keynote speakers. Sessions will include author panels, agent/editor panels, pitch appointments, a variety of workshops, raffles, and Open Mics. Featured Keynotes: Sylvia Mendoza, Sonali Dev, and Aine Greaney. www.iwwg.org

  • Posted May 27, 2021

    Aji Submissions Open for Fall 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: Submissions close when the magazine is filled.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Oscar Wilde penned, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Aji’s fall 2021 theme celebrates constellations, observable patterns born of human imagination, vision, intuition, and reason. Send us graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, book reviews, and essays. Work on this and any other topic will be considered until the Fall 2021 issue is filled. After that, submissions will close until November 1, 2021. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted May 26, 2021

    Our Doors are Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture, the BMR strives to represent all life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. What we sing saves the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. We’ve published work from and interviews with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz, Michel Stone, Michael Flohr, Lee Herrick, Chen Chen, Michael Cudlitz, Pat Metheny, Melissa Studdard, Lyrics Born, Terry Kay, and Christopher Moore. bluemountainreview.submittable.com/submit

    Posted May 26, 2021

    Mudfish Poetry Prize

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

      Deadline: July 31, 2021
      A prize of $1,200 and publication in Mudfish is given annually for a single poem. Marie Howe will judge in 2021. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Mudfish, Mudfish Poetry Prize, 184 Franklin Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10012. Jill Hoffman, Editor.

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  • Posted May 25, 2021

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  • Posted May 25, 2021

    Vermont Young Writers' Conference, June 24-27

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling
      Event Dates: June 24-27
      Event Location: Virtual
      High School Students & Adult Writers: Join us for a virtual weekend of fiction, poetry, & songwriting workshops, craft sessions, Moth storytelling, & open mic at the 2021 VERMONT YOUNG WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, JUNE 24-27. Now in our 21st year, our doors are open to students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly cohorts—and with celebrated New England authors.


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