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  • Posted February 27, 2020

    Submissions Open - Jacar Press A Community Active Press

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Big Title Submissions Open - Jacar Press A Community Active Press
    • Blurb

      Jacar Press, A Community Active Press, publishes poetry chapbooks, full-length collections, anthologies, and an award-winning online magazine, One which features Pulitzer Prize winners and new poets from 6 continents. Book sales support progressive organizations, including groups that address racism, gender discrimination, immigration issues, women's initiatives, violence and abuse, prisoner reintegration programs, and others. Jacar Press offers low-cost workshops featuring writers like Lynn Emanuel, Patricia Spears Jones, Dorianne Laux, Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Nelson, Ilya Kaminsky, etc. Chapbook and full-length contests open through April 30. Past judges have included Chana Bloch, Toi Derricotte, Hélène Cardona, Lola Haskins, Rickey Laurentiis, Dorianne Laux, Jamaal May, and others. jacarpress.com/submissions/#contests

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  • Posted February 27, 2020

    Submit to The Fiddlehead's Creative Nonfiction Contest!

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Submit to The Fiddlehead's Creative Nonfiction Contest!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2020
      The Fiddlehead invites submissions to its creative nonfiction contest! The contest opens on March 1 on Submittable and the deadline is June 1. One winning essay will be published in our Autumn 2020 issue and awarded $2000 CAD + publication payment. Your entry fee entitles you to a one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead, which includes a special 75th anniversary issue (that's 5 issues!). Visit our website for more details: thefiddlehead.ca!

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    Posted February 27, 2020

    Lost in the Library

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Lost in the Library
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 30, 2020
      Library Lovers: We need your entries at Brilliant Flash Fiction. Writing contest prompt: Lost in the Library. First prize $100, no entry fee. 300-750 words. C'mon, writers. Send us your best! brilliantflashfiction.com. Questions? Ask Dawn at .

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    Posted February 27, 2020

    Raleigh Review Submissions for Fall 2020 Issue Open through March 31st

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Raleigh Review is reading submissions for the Fall 2020 issue. To allow for a less subjective selection criteria, each submitted poem and story gets read by at least two experienced team members. We encourage all to view our free archives on our website before deciding to submit. At RaleighReview.org and in our beautiful print issues you will find our 10 year history as an independent nonprofit print magazine. You will also find information on the college/university affiliated magazines we helped launch in 2018 & 2019 as well as the awards our magazine has scored along with our submission guidelines.

  • Posted February 26, 2020

    The 2020 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The 2020 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 14, 2020
      $2,000 & publication in the fall 2020 issue of Colorado Review will be awarded for the best short story. All stories will be considered for publication. The final judge is Lori Ostlund. Entry fee is $15 per story, payable to Colorado Review. For an additional $2, you may submit online at nelliganprize.submittable.com. Stories must be previously unpublished and between 10 and 50 pages. Full guidelines can be found on our website: coloradoreview.colostate.edu/nelligan-prize/.

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  • Posted February 26, 2020

    Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest Now Open

    • Genres Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2020
      The Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest is accepting submissions from January 1 to March 15 at fourthgenre.submittable.com. The 2020 contest judge is former editor Laura Julier. Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP. $20 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines: fourthgenre.msu.edu.

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  • Posted February 25, 2020

    Bellingham Review Literary Awards

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Bellingham Review Literary Awards
    • Blurb

      Bellingham Review’s Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, and Annie Dillard Award for Nonfiction are awarded to a short story, a poem, and an essay each year. Contest submissions are open December 1 to March 15. $20 entry fee, $30 for international entries. Final judges are Aimee Parkison for fiction, Philip Metres for poetry, and Sue William Silverman for nonfiction. All entries considered for publication! General submissions are open September 15 to December 1. Bellingham Review is dedicated to offering continual support to our authors. See complete submission guidelines at bhreview.org

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    Posted February 25, 2020

    Coffee House Anthology: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 3, 2020
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    We invite submissions for an essay anthology that takes a contemporary look at silences around class and caste systems that divide us, to be co-edited by a collective of award-winning incarcerated writers and published by Coffee House Press. The pieces should tell the stories of the unseen and the unspoken, and articulate lines of our division. We encourage submissions from all walks of life and across the gender spectrum. Submit to: . We are accepting essays, 2,500 - 7,500 words. Submissions open until April 3, 2020. All accepted contributions will be paid. mnprisonwriting.org

    Posted February 24, 2020

    Tolsun Books Wants to Read Your Work!

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Tolsun Books, an independent, non-profit press based in the Southwest, is now open for unsolicited submissions. We accept full-length and chapbook manuscripts made from parts: poetry, short-stories, essays, hybrids, translations, and things we couldn't have dreamed of. We value new and experienced, diverse authors with high-energy voices. The submission fee of $15 will be waived on the 15th of each month to make sure we include all authors. Manuscripts submitted without the fee will be given the same consideration as paid submissions, but please consider paying the fee if you are able as these fees help us make and promote our books. toslunbooks.com

    Posted February 24, 2020

    Cow Creek Poetry Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Cow Creek Poetry Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2020
      The Cow Creek Chapbook Prize is a poetry chapbook contest brought to you by Pittsburg State University. We're open to all styles and subjects. As long as the poems challenge and capture the imagination, we want to see them. This year's judge is Marcus Wicker. The winning poet will receive $1,000 and 25 author copies. The chapbook will be published as a perfect bound book and sold both online and in limited bookstores. Guidelines and the submission portal can be found at www.cowcreekchapbook.org.

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    Posted February 24, 2020

    22 Under 22

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    This anthology seeks to offer a channel for people under 22 to talk to older people about their experiences and concerns. We are looking for Minnesota-connected short stories, poetry, essay, memoir, from people under 22 discussing what worries you? What angers you, or delights you? In other words: what’s on your mind? Submit up to three poems, or one short story, essay, or memoir up to 5000-words. Art and graphic stories are more than welcome, but the book will in black and white. Everyone under 22 is welcome. We are especially interested in voices from undeserved communities too often left out of the discussion. www.flexiblepub.com/22_under_22

  • Posted February 24, 2020

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Wants Your Story!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2020
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    We want to know about your dreams! What have you learned from your dreams? Did you listen? Did any of your dreams come true? Did a dream strengthen your faith or help you change the direction your life was headed in? Did some miraculous insight serve as a warning about something that was going to happen? Stories and poems need to be true and should be no longer than 1,200 words. If we publish your story, you will be paid $200 and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in. Visit www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/submit-your-story.

  • Posted February 24, 2020

    Mistake House Magazine Open to Submissions through March 15

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine: A Place Between Ordinary and Odd. Mistake House seeks fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Visit our booth at AWP 2020! Submission window closes March 15, 2020. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org/submit/.

    Posted February 24, 2020

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

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

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

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  • Posted February 24, 2020

    We Want the Best Stories in All Genres

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

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

  • Posted February 24, 2020

    Women of Resilience Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Women of Resilience Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      The world needs stories of rediscovery and triumph. New, driven women write poetry that struggled, suffered, and now ascends to stand as light to others. The Women of Resilience Chapbook Contest is judged by the incomparable Melissa Studdard. We want poetry on fire. The winner receives a cash prize and publication of their labor. 100 copies of the winning chapbook will be professionally bound with a handmade appeal. A cash prize of $200.00 also goes to first place as does a feature interview in July’s Blue Mountain Review. Second, third, and honorable mentions also receive awards. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/women-of-resilience-chapbook-contest/

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    Posted February 24, 2020

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

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

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

  • Posted February 20, 2020

    Diode Editions New Spring 2020 Titles

    Preorder new titles from Allison Joseph, Julia Cohen, Gregory Donovan, Michele Poulos, Nancy Chen Long, & Zeeshan Khan Pathan & join Diode at AWP San Antonio—table #2212—for book launch signings & more. On Friday, March 6th, come celebrate the 2020 Diode Editions San Antonio launch at The Good Kind Southtown (1127 South St. Mary’s St.) from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. It’s free! Featuring: Dorothy Chan, Nancy Chen Long, Gregory Donovan, Kathleen Graber, Jared Harél, Allison Joseph, Zeeshan Pathan, Simone Person, Michele Poulos, KC Trommer, & Gail Wronsky. www.diodeeditions.com

  • Posted February 20, 2020

    Elk River Writers Workshop - Paradise Valley, Montana

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling (July 1 final deadline)
      Elk River Arts and Lectures is now accepting applications to our summer writers workshop, August 16–21, at historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park. We host some of the most celebrated nature writers in the United States to work with students in an area of Montana that has inspired the work of conservationists and writers for decades. Workshop classes are limited to 10 students in each genre. This year, Rick Bass, Linda Hogan, and J. Drew Lanham, William Pitt Root, and Pamela Uschuk will serve as our core faculty. Apply via Submittable or visit: elkriverwriters.org.

  • Posted February 20, 2020

    Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: January 6
      For well over sixty years, this highly regarded Hollins MFA has supported lively and determined writers who want to concentrate on craft. Our intensive two-year graduate program helps students find their way in an atmosphere of cooperation and encouragement. Our students work successfully in poetry, short fiction, novels, and creative nonfiction—and in between genres. Our faculty writers take time to work with students in this vibrant, supportive community. Our alums have a remarkably high record of publication. Program provides graduate assistantships, teaching fellowships, travel funding, and generous scholarships. Most of all, a vibrant, supportive community. For information, www.hollins.edu/creative-writing-MFA.

  • Posted February 20, 2020

    MFA in Creative Writing at UNCG: Find Your Story Here

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: January 1 (annually)
      One of the oldest creative writing programs in the country, UNC Greensboro’s MFA Writing Program offers fully funded graduate assistantships with stipends, tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance. The MFA is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on studio time for the writing of poetry or fiction. Students work closely with acclaimed faculty in one-on-one tutorials and small classes, including courses in contemporary publishing and creative nonfiction. Our campus features a Distinguished Visiting Writers Series of authors and editors; other professionalization opportunities include college teaching and hands-on editorial work for The Greensboro Review. More at mfagreensboro.org and greensbororeview.org.

  • Posted February 20, 2020

    EVENT Magazine's 2020 Non-Fiction Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title EVENT Magazine's 2020 Non-Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2020
      EVENT: A home for writers. A destination for readers. Now in its 49th year of publication, EVENT is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine that inspires and nurtures writers, showcasing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, notes on writing, and book reviews three times a year, with stunning cover art and illustration. We are now accepting submissions of 5,000 words or less to the annual EVENT Non-Fiction Contest. $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by October 15, 2020. Visit www.eventmagazine.ca for exclusive online content, and to learn more about our unique Reading Service for Writers.

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  • Posted February 20, 2020

    Gival Press Sponsored Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book, Magazine
    • Big Title Gival Press Sponsored Contests
    • Blurb

      Gival Press is hosting three contests in 2020: the Gival Press Novel Award, the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, and the Gival Press Short Story Award. The Novel Award deadlines is May 30. The prize is $3k and book publication in 2021. The Oscar Wilde Award for the best LGBTQ poem deadline is June 27. The prize is $500 and online publication. The Short Story Award deadline is August 8. The Prize is $1,000 and online publication. For complete details on each contest, visit: www.Givalpress.Submittable.com.

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    Posted February 20, 2020

    Rockvale Review Seeks Poems for Issue Six

    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Rockvale Review is eager to read your poetry submissions for Issue Six. Send us poems that are hard-edged and finely crafted; that have solid language, the rock of this human experience; and fluid images, the vale of this human existence. Do both in the same poem. We pair every accepted poem with a piece of art chosen by our featured artist. Our featured musician will pick 3-5 poems to respond to with an original composition. We read blind, so no names. No fees either. Read all our guidelines at rockvalereview.com/submissions/.

    Posted February 20, 2020

    Club Plum Literary Journal Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poems & Art

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

    Submissions open for flash fiction of no more than 800 words and prose poems. Send unusual or lyrical pieces. 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 February 20, 2020

    Oyster River Pages is Open for Submissions!

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

    Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered and marginalized. Additionally, our Emerging Voices section seeks new voices in fiction from those who have published fewer than two publications and who meet our submission criteria. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted February 19, 2020

    Fictional Café Seeks Exhilarating, Adventurous New Short Stories

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Fictional Café is a highly regarded online ‘zine, seven years old with 800 Coffee Club members in 47 countries. Fiction only, please, that titillates the readers’ senses and provokes their minds. Your short story or novel excerpt should be extremely well written with engaging characters and a unique, avant-garde, or unconventional plot. Visit our site and read some recent works on the pictorial slider. Join our Coffee Club, then review our submissions guidelines. If you’re exploring fiction’s boundaries, we’re interested in reading your work. www.fictionalcafe.com

  • Posted February 19, 2020

    HWP Submissions: Tin Can Literary Review & From the Depths

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press now seeking submissions for consideration in Tin Can Literary Review—our upcoming fiction anthology celebrating the works of new, emerging, and seasoned authors. We seek stories told in as little as 500 words and as many as 12,000. Contributors to be paid $250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, and flash for paid print publication in the 18th issue of From the Depths and for 2020 HWP Awards. Details www.hauntedwaterspress.com. Visit the HWP Contributor Showcase to learn more about our published authors and poets: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/contributor-showcase/.

  • Posted February 18, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 9 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Nine. 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 February 17, 2020

    Call for Poetry Submissions: I Don't Cry Anymore Poetry Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    “Write a healing poem about your sexual trauma,” her therapist said. “Then read it aloud until you don’t cry anymore.” Artist/poet/educator/co-editor Flo Oy Wong did more than that: she conceptualized I Don’t Cry Anymore, our debut poetry anthology to bring healing to other survivors. Liminal Publishing invites emerging and established poets who are sexual-trauma survivors to use their creative voices to illuminate the emotional depth and nuanced complexity of sexual trauma and the twisted path of the journey toward healing. No submission fee. I Don’t Cry Anymore will be published in Fall 2020. For submission guidelines, visit liminalpublishing.org.

    Posted February 17, 2020

    Red Tree Review Seeks Poetry Submissions

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

    Red Tree Review is currently seeking submissions for the debut issue. Send poems that surprise, harrow, and awe. Yes: charged, inventive, sound-driven, surreal, image-rich, dark, humorous, playful, biting, devastating, bigger on the inside. No: boring, predictable, reductive or offensive in treatment of race/gender/sexual orientation/class/age/ability. www.redtreereview.com

  • Posted February 17, 2020

    Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry $1000

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry $1000
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2020
      Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry: A poetry manuscript contest sponsored by The University of Utah Press and the University of Utah Department of English. $1000 cash prize plus publication for your poetry manuscript. Prize includes an additional $500 payment for travel and a reading in the University of Utah’s Guest Writers Series. See www.UofUpress.com/ali-poetry-prize for more details.

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    Posted February 17, 2020

    Hole In The Head Review - May 1 Issue Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2020
    • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Hole In The Head Review—a journal of poetry & visual art—is now accepting submissions for the May 1 edition. Our first issue is now available online for your review: www.holeintheheadreview.com. You need a new journal like you need a hole in the head! You're welcome.

    Posted February 17, 2020

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

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

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

  • Posted February 13, 2020

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    Posted February 13, 2020

    High Desert Journal Now Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of essays, stories, poems, and artwork for its Spring 2020 issue. Deadline to submit is March 15. We’re especially interested in work that expands and challenges the usual notions of the interior West. Since 2004, HDJ has uniquely combined the elements of the West: elegance and grit, urban and rural, arid and wet. HDJ is a publication that elicits a sense of place, honors the myths and evokes the emergent West, and portrays the joys and challenges of life in the high desert. Please submit using our submission manager www.highdesertjournal.com/submissions.

    Posted February 13, 2020

    The MacGuffin Seeks Formal Poetry!

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

    The MacGuffin is featuring formal poetical works in Volume 36, No. 3! We’ll take a look at any poem in an established metrical form, but save any free or blank verse for a different issue. Send up to five poems, listing their titles and forms in an email cover letter, using “Form Issue” in the subject line. Submissions also considered via post and Submittable (themacguffin.submittable.com/submit). Please send all work by April 1, 2020. Prose is still being considered for general publication in this issue. For more information, please see our website at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin or send us an email at .

    Posted February 13, 2020

    Theme: Revitalizing the Small Town!

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

    Jenny Magazine is a literary journal founded and run by students from Youngstown State University. We've decided Issue 18 will have a theme: revitalizing the small town. We are looking for pieces from those who grew up in the decaying Rust Belt to bring new life to our stories. We may be living in ghost towns, but we are still the faces of hope. www.jennymag.org

    Posted February 13, 2020

    Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 14!

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for our fourteenth online issue! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website. The author will also receive a token payment of $15. We look forward to reading your best work: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted February 13, 2020

    Speckled Trout Review: A Call For Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The editors of Speckled Trout Review are reading poetry submissions for the Spring 2020 issue. We like good storytelling in poems metaphorically rich and ripe with imagery, poems in which every word counts, poems that look like poems. Good rhythm is nice, too. However, abstract is not our thing; neither is overt political stuff. Appalachian poets are welcome here, in addition to many other subjects, styles, and poets. The deadline for Spring 2020 is April 15. Specific submission guidelines can be found at www.speckledtroutreview.com, in addition to the Fall 2020 issue.

  • Posted February 11, 2020

    Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020

    • Genres Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2020
      We are seeking climate fiction stories of 5,000 words or less, across all genres and styles. First prize is $1000, and nine finalists will receive $100 prizes. The winning story and finalists will be published in a digital anthology that will be available for free in a variety of formats. There is no entry fee to submit. Our lead judge is Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the acclaimed climate fiction novel Gold Fame Citrus. Claire will join an interdisciplinary group of judges with expertise in climate science, sustainability, creative writing, and environmental literature. For full details, visit everythingchange.submittable.com.

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    Posted February 11, 2020

    Willow Writers' Retreat: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: March 27–30, 2020; Americus, GA
      Deadline: January 31 & February 10 (early bird); February 24 (final)
      A rejuvenating writing retreat at a gorgeous B&B with sumptuous breakfasts in Southwest Georgia. The retreat is facilitated by Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. You may be working on a new book or revising a short story. You may be new to writing and would enjoy sharing ideas with a supportive group along the way, or you simply need quiet time away to immerse yourself in the writing process, nurturing your soul. No matter where you are in the process, you are welcome. There will be one-on-one manuscript consultations as well as group writes and creative prompts. Also, there will be time to write! willowwritersretreat.com

  • Posted February 10, 2020

    The Arts & Letters Prize Competition is Open!

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Arts & Letters Prize Competition is Open!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2020
      For our 22nd annual prizes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, we offer the winner in each category a $1,000 prize and publication in the next year’s Fall or Spring issue. All writers and poets writing in English are eligible to enter, excepting friends, relatives, or current and former students of the current-year judges. All fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction prize submissions will also be considered for publication at regular payment rates. The submission period for our annual prizes is February 1 – March 31. The entry fee is $20. Submit now! artsandletters.gcsu.edu

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  • Posted February 10, 2020

    Poetry Chapbook Manuscript Open-reading Period

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Green Linden Press welcomes poetry chapbook manuscripts to be considered for publication in fall 2020. Please read from our online journal, Under a Warm Green Linden, to become familiar with work that excites us. Manuscripts of 12–40 pages are accepted, as well as simultaneous submissions, works in translation, and co-authored manuscripts. There is a $12 reading fee, which helps support our green mission, to give a portion of our proceeds to reforestation efforts; or for $20 you also get any chapbook or broadside from our store. For more information please visit www.greenlindenpress.com/submit/.

    Posted February 10, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2020 issue. We are the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In 9 years we have published 400 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

    Posted February 10, 2020

    The Massachusetts Review Calls for Native-authored Work for Special Issue

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

    The editors of the Massachusetts Review, along with guest editors Tacey Atsitty, Laura Furlan, and Toni Jensen, welcome submissions for a special issue of new Native-authored work. MR’s first Native-focused issue—scheduled for publication in December 2020—coincides with the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing. MR is a literary journal committed to social justice and equality; our issues include poetry, fiction, artwork, and essays. See www.massreview.org to learn more about the journal. Send queries and submissions to and please name the genre (e.g., “FICTION: Title') in your subject line.

    Posted February 10, 2020

    Chestnut Review Seeks Stubborn Artists of All Types

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

    Chestnut Review (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for our Summer issue (2.1). We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (5 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<4k words), 4-6 poems, or 10 images. 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 February 10, 2020

    Announcing the Columbus State University Creative Writers Conference!

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      October 24, 2020; Columbus, GA
      Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2020
      The Columbus State University Creative Writers Conference is accepting panel and workshop proposals until Feb. 15th, 2020. The conference will be in Columbus, GA on Oct. 24, 2020. There is a very affordable event with an $80 registration fee for accepted presenters, and we have secured a Marriot rate of only $119. We encourage graduate student proposals, as well as faculty and author proposals. Confirmed readers for that Saturday evening are novelist Mat Johnson and Georgia nature writer Janisse Ray. All events will be free and open to the public. Book vendors are welcome. Please see the website at: www.csuwritersconference.com.

    Posted February 10, 2020

    Call for Submissions: The Helix

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

    The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2020 issue (online and in print). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/.

    Posted February 10, 2020

    Parhelion Accepting Summer Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is accepting short story, flash, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the Summer 2020 issue. Please check out our previous issues to get an idea of what we accept, and the submission guidelines to submit. We look forward to reading your work, and thanks for considering us! parhelionliterary.com


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