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  • Posted June 26, 2017

    The Examined Life Journal Seeks Submissions until 7/15/17

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Examined Life Journal, a literary journal from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We’re seeking works related to health and the human condition in all its myriad definitions. We recommend that authors interested in submitting to The Examined Life Journal familiarize themselves with the publication by purchasing an issue or subscribing. theexaminedlifejournal.com

    Posted June 26, 2017

    Poetry and Prose on Homelessness for One Person's Trash

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

    One Person's Trash is calling for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces on homelessness for our second issue due out Aug 21st. As a literary journal, we tell homeless stories and our sales actively benefit homeless folks in need. Be they memoir, biography, true or imagined, gritty or full of hope, poetry or prose, happy or tragic, whatever...we want your quality creative work about homelessness. Check out our submission guidelines, mission, and featured work at www.onepersonstrash.org and submit your work for publication in August.

    Posted June 26, 2017

    Rose Metal Press Open Reading Period for Hybrid Genre Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2017
    • Genre Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    From August 1–31, we will be seeking full-length (48+ pages) hybrid and cross-genre manuscripts for consideration for publication in 2019 and beyond. We are interested in flash and micro-fiction; prose poetry, novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; flash nonfiction or book-length memoirs in shorts; image and text collaborations and other types of collaboration; and other literary works that move beyond traditional genres to find new forms of expression. We welcome submissions in all styles and on all subjects, and encourage an expansive interpretation of hybridity. Surprise us with your innovation! $15 reading fee. Visit www.rosemetalpress.com/Submit/Submit.html for more details.

  • Posted June 26, 2017

    Four Chambers Wants Your Manuscript

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Book

    Our hearts grow ever larger. Four Chambers Press, an independent community press based in Phoenix, AZ, is now accepting full-length manuscript submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid, and all other forms of contemporary literature through Monday, July 31st, 2017. We also pun on the idea of being a heart. Namely: that we're lovable; somewhat cheeky; an occasional flirt. But we also take the responsibility of literature very seriously. We will bleed for this. Our hearts beat for this. We're interested in building something together. We want to feel something with you. No fees. Send us your work. fourchamberspress.com/submit

  • Posted June 22, 2017

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 4 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Four. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted June 22, 2017

    The Creativity Workshop

    • Blurb

      Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, Iceland, and Singapore. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity."—Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir, and even some rudimentary drawing, collage, and photography. Learn how to stay inspired and overcome writers block. www.creativityworkshop.com.

  • Posted June 22, 2017

    WTP 2017 Writing Contest: Prose

    • Subtitle 2017 Prose Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/31/17
    • Big Title WTP 2017 Writing Contest: Prose
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2017
      Win a one-week writing retreat to the legendary Hamptons, NY, a destination to writers from around the world; home to Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, Truman Capote, among other literary legends; accommodations for two in spacious residence within walking distance to NYC train, ocean beach, and town. Publication in special winners WTP edition. Juror: DeWitt Henry, founding editor of Ploughshares literary magazine. Submit previously unpublished literary fiction or creative nonfiction. All submissions will be considered for publication in the WTP regularly monthly magazine on a rolling basis. Submission fee: $20. www.thewoventalepress.net/literary-competition-prose/

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    Posted June 20, 2017

    Broken Ribbon Seeks Short Fiction, Poetry, and Visual Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Killer Nashville’s Broken Ribbon is seeking submissions to its inaugural edition. The journal will go to print in December of 2017, and will publish certain features online throughout the year. All accepted contributors receive two copies of the journal, and promotion via our outreach platforms. We accept works of any form, genre, or art style. We seek short stories and poems that are raw, honest, gritty—from any world, planet, time period, reality, or dimension. We look for works that make us pause or produce an emotion in the reader. There is a $3 processing fee for all general submissions. To read the full submission guidelines, please visit www.brokenribbon.com/general-submissions/.

  • Posted June 19, 2017

    Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)

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

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. Please submit on our website or use our short fiction critiquing service at www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted June 19, 2017

    J Journal: New Writing on Justice - Fall 2017 Issue

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

    J Journal: New Writing on Justice, the John Jay College (CUNY) award-winning litmag, seeks submissions for its Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 issues. Your work should examine justice from any angle, but no straight genre pieces. We prefer the tangential approach to the journal’s theme–the justice question is everywhere. Send fiction and personal narrative (6000 words max) and poetry (up to three poems) to . See jjournal.org for excerpts and more about what we publish. J Journal is a twice-yearly print journal (Fall 2017 is our twentieth issue) with an active online presence.

    Posted June 19, 2017

    West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions

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

    West Texas Literary Review is an online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

    Posted June 15, 2017

    Earn $0.015 per Word for The Artist Unleashed Articles

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Earn $0.015 per word to be published on The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or other form of art, and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

  • Posted June 15, 2017

    Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella

    • Subtitle Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/17 (extended)
    • Big Title Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella
    • Blurb

      Extended deadline: July 15, 2017
      The Miami Book Fair has partnered with The de Groot Foundation to launch the Miami Book Fair/De Groot Prize to be awarded to an author for an unpublished novella. The winner will receive a $6,000 cash award, publication by Melville House, a critically acclaimed independent press, an expense-paid trip to the Miami Book Fair after publication, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the fair. The two runners-up will each receive $3,000, an expense-paid trip to the Miami Book Fair, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the Fair. For complete guidelines, please visit us at: www.miamibookfair.com/submitting-your-miami-book-fairde-groot-prize-novella/.

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    Posted June 14, 2017

    The Tishman Review October Issue

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

    The Tishman Review is now reading for its October issue. Submissions of micro, flash, and short fiction, cnf, poetry, and visual art are welcome. We pay our contributors and nominate for awards. We also offer different levels of feedback and are helping writers get published. We are open to that which the writer wishes to express and often work with writers before publication. Fee Free days are offered every reading period and are announced on social media @tishmanreview. Please follow our guidelines and send us your best work. You can read an issue on our website. www.thetishmanreview.com

  • Posted June 14, 2017

    18th Annual Writing the Rockies Conference

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: July 15, 2017
    • Dates July 19-23, 2017;
    • Location Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
    • Blurb

      July 19-23 2017, Western State University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing hosts the Writing the Rockies conference. Led by nationally celebrated authors, editors, and industry professionals, the conference offers students additional opportunities to explore their craft while learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry. In addition to workshops, panels, and readings, celebrated poets and critics gather at the Critical Path Poets Symposium to discuss, debate, and explore modern criticism. Students may attend those tracks and sessions that interest them most. These events include opportunities for pitch sessions with agents, producers, and acquisition editors. www.western.edu/wtr

    Posted June 8, 2017

    2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize

    • Subtitle 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/17
    • Big Title 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2017
      The 2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize is now open for entries. The winner receives $500, chapbook publication by Factory Hollow Press (in Amherst, MA), and a one-month residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry in downtown Ljubljana, Slovenia. The prize is open to poets at any stage of their career. Chapbooks should be 18-28 pages in length. Entry fee: $12. Final judge: Matthew Zapruder. Visit verse.submittable.com for complete guidelines.

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    Posted June 8, 2017

    Brilliant Submissions Wanted

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

    Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

    Posted June 8, 2017

    Profane Seeks Poems, Essays, and Stories

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Our aim is simple: to publish good writing. To us, good writing is the sort that you find yourself turning over and over again in your head, hours and days and weeks after you’ve read it. Good writing is the writing that worms itself into your brain and won’t leave. We're a print journal that publishes annually. All of our past issues are also available on our website to read (and listen to) for free. Check us out at profanejournal.com.

    Posted June 8, 2017

    Sonder Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, and Art for Summer 2017 Issue

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

    The Sonder Review seeks well-written, engaging works of prose with a penchant for language. Writing which has been crafted with care and precision; which attends to detail and astonishes sensibility. Narratives which provoke and pursue. We wish to be transported, rearranged and awakened; to feel the weight of every word. We want distinct visions rendered in piercing prose. Storytelling which is thoughtfully wrought and delicately vibrant – which throbs the gut and burns the throat; which brings the peculiar, the off-angles and edges, to light; which leaves us breathless and aching, shivering with the resplendent, churning pulse of human experience. www.sonderreview.com

    Posted June 7, 2017

    Haunted Waters Press Reviewing Works for From the Depths 2017

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

    Haunted Waters Press is now reading for the 2017 issue of From the Depths. Described as “one of the most compelling and beautifully illustrated literary journals,” From the Depths was created to showcase and celebrate the writing of new, emerging, and established authors. Open to all themes, genres, and writers, we offer contributors several paths to paid print publication, including our no-fee reading periods, Expedited Decision, and Penny Fiction—a regular flash fiction feature of the journal. We seek fiction of 10,000 words or less, flash fiction, and poetry. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/Submissions.html We look forward to reading your work.

    Posted June 7, 2017

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction, Monologues; Pays for Short Stories

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Drama
    • Type Literary Site

    Calling all funny story tellers! FunnyInFiveHundred.com is seeking funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?), humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and will pay $.01 per word for short stories (7,500-15,000 words). Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.

    Posted June 7, 2017

    Parenting Anthology Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    The anthology How the Light Gets In is seeking nonfiction that explores the unique challenges and unexpected rewards of parenting with a mental illness. We are looking for contributors from all walks of life with varying diagnoses. Likewise, we are looking for essays from any point on the parenting timeline—from the decision to have a child, to the sleep deprived early years, to the hormonally fueled teenage years, to helping children navigate adulthood. Previously published work accepted. Max word count ~10,000. For more information, please visit parentingmentalillnessbook.wordpress.com.

    Posted June 6, 2017

    Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

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

    Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

    Posted June 6, 2017

    Mom Egg Review Call for Work

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Mom Egg Review seeks poetry, fiction, creative prose, and art for the next print issue, themed “Mothers Play/Mothers Work. We publish mother writers, and also others writing about motherhood. Submit here: www.themomegg.submittable.com/submit. Please visit our website www.momeggreview.com for full guidelines and more information about Mom Egg Review.

    Posted June 6, 2017

    Accepting Submissions for Fall 2017 Print Issue and Blog

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

    The Flexible Persona is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for our Fall 2017 print issue (6,500 words or fewer) and flash fiction/cnf (1,000 words or fewer) for our monthly blog. TFP is a literary magazine that publishes the work of emerging and established writers. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction and love to see creative nonfiction focused on the body and identity. Travel pieces also welcome. We are open to all genres. We are also looking for sharp-edged poetry. www.theflexiblepersona.com

    Posted June 6, 2017

    13th Annual Mudfish Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/17
    • Big Title 13th Annual Mudfish Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2017
      The 2017 Mudfish Poetry Prize will be judged by Philip Schultz, founder of The Writer’s Studio. First place receives $1200 and publication in Mudfish with two honorable mentions also receiving publication. Up to three poems can be submitted for $20 with each additional poem being $3. Mail submissions with a SASE to Mudfish, 184 Franklin St., Ground Fl., New York, NY 10013. All entries considered for publication. See website for full guidelines: www.mudfish.org/13th-poetry-prize.

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    Posted June 6, 2017

    Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Audio
    • Type Literary Site

    Second Hand Stories is a podcast that features short works of fiction, submitted and written by you, to be read aloud on our show. Check out our guidelines at secondhandpodcast.com/guidelines to get a sense of what we're looking for. We accept any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 1,500 and 5,000 words). Flash fiction writers interested in contributing should contact us, but we are not taking submissions at this time. Please practice reading your story aloud to ensure it flows as well verbally as it does on the page. Thanks for submitting!

  • Posted June 6, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Neighbors

    • Deadline info Deadline: Issue fills by September 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: Neighbors. Issue fills by September 15, 2017. Please note the call in a cover letter, and follow the guidelines at chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu.

    Posted June 5, 2017

    Between Coasts - Stories from the Flyover

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

    Between Coasts tells stories from the flyover country, local journalism with a national outlook. We are looking for reported narrative journalism. Coming issues will focus on these topics, broadly interpreted: Bake Sales, Incarceration, Drugs, Weapons, Work, Home. Go to our website betweencoasts.org to get a sense of who we are. Send pitches or pieces (2500 words max) to .

    Posted June 5, 2017

    Blink-Ink Submissions Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 10, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Bob Dylan famously said “To live outside the law you must be honest. I know you always said that you agree.” Do you agree? What else do you know or suspect about outlaws? Outlaws being those who by choice or chance live outside the law.The law of the land or laws unspoken. Tell us what you know about outlaws generally, or about specific outlaws, real or imagine. famous or obscure. Send us stories of approximately 50 words in the body of an email to No attachments or bios please. Submissions open June 1st till July 10th, 2017. www.blink-ink.org

    Posted June 5, 2017

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini Fiction Collections

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Chapbook

    Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be selected for our Fall 2017 e-chapbook series, to be published in September and November, respectively. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for publication in our annual spring anthology. Submit your manuscript by July 31. Stories may be flash or longer, from 800 up to 5,000 words each. We would like at least five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $100. Submission fee: $5.

    Posted June 5, 2017

    Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book

    Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses-borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted June 5, 2017

    Jewish Fiction .net Invites Submissions

    • 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 and Spring issues. We’re 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 7 years we have published over 300 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fourteen 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 June 5, 2017

    Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling 
      The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Submissions are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. One winner will receive $5,000 and publication, and up to three finalists will receive publication. The series is edited by Billy Collins. The winner of the 2017 Prize is Stephen Gibson, for his book Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror. The finalists for the prize were Jennifer Givhan, for Protection Spell; Laura McCullough, for The Wild Night Dress; and Frances Schenkkan, for Mr. Stevens’ Secretary. Visit uapress.com for more information.

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    Posted June 5, 2017

    For Emerging Writers: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

    • Subtitle Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/15/17
    • Big Title For Emerging Writers: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2017
      Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Francine Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry, and are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. Open internationally. All finalists will be considered for publication. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee, which includes a copy of the spring issue. Email or visit our website for complete rules: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

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    Posted June 1, 2017

    Thrice Publishing Open Call 2017 Novels

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    All guidelines are at this link: www.thricepublishing.com/submissions.html. Looking for surrealist work or material that breaks the bounds of convention.

    Posted June 1, 2017

    Fantastic Fantasy Beasts

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Spider (for ages 6-9) is looking for fiction, poetry, activities, crafts, and recipes for the theme Fantastic Fantasy Beasts. We’d like submissions that feature knights, castles, dragons, pixies, sprites, unicorns, and all manner of epic quests. If it’s otherworldly, we want it—wizards casting spells, winged fairy spirits wandering the woods, and dreamy landscapes where both flora and fauna aren’t what they appear to be. Especially welcome: twists on classic fairytales like Alice in Wonderland or Thumbelina, respectful and authentic treatment of different cultures, and strong female protagonists. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9

    Posted June 1, 2017

    Our World

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Ladybug (for ages 3-6) seeks simple explorations of a young child’s world. Tell our readers about a cultural tradition you know well or take them to a new place, such as a train station, theater, orange grove, or dam. Investigate an everyday mystery (Where does our food come from?) or open their senses to the natural world. We’re looking for writing attuned to a young child’s interests and capacity for joy and wonder. We accept narrative nonfiction (to 800 words), nonfiction (to 400 words), poetry (to 20 lines), and proposals for short comics. Please include a source list. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818/ladybug-magazine-for-ages-3-6

    Posted June 1, 2017

    Subprimal Poetry Art Open For Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Subprimal Poetry Art seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and artwork for our upcoming issue. We like pieces that use language in new ways; we have a special fondness for prose poems; voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night. For most written work, we create a custom musical composition to augment the author’s audio reading; you can listen to many examples on the web site. We pay our contributors. More info at subprimal.com.

    Posted June 1, 2017

    Poetry, Prose and Art on the Impact of Military Service

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

    Collateral is an online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington Tacoma. We publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts concerned with the impact of military service beyond the combat zone. The voices of those more indirectly impacted by war sometimes go unheard, and our journal seeks to capture the “collateral” impact of military service in all its forms. We publish work by veterans, reserve/active duty soldiers, and civilians every May and November; we accept submissions year-round through our website. Send up to 5 poems, 3,000 words of prose, or 7 images. www.collateraljournal.com

    Posted June 1, 2017

    New Lit Journal Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

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

    A literary journal for the tramps, trampset, seeks original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We have no style or length requirements, but shorter pieces tend to get more love. We welcome work from underrepresented writers, including those working outside the academic literary establishment. Submissions should be uploaded in one document through our Submittable page here: trampset.submittable.com/submit. Select a genre (even for hybrid pieces, which we welcome) and include a short third-person bio in the comment section. We charge a small submission fee to cover management costs. We publish accepted pieces on a rolling basis. Full guidelines here: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted June 1, 2017

    Find Your Audience

    • Registration Deadline Applications accepted year-round.
    • Blurb

      It starts in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a world literary capital—during 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. Through Lesley University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, ranked #4 by Poets & Writers, you’ll work one-on-one with groundbreaking authors, developing your own writing, studying craft technique, and reading widely in your genre. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your WORK before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program

    Posted June 1, 2017

    9th Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Flash Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/31/17
    • Big Title 9th Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2017
      Surprise us. Shock us. Make us fall in love in a complete story of 1,000 words or less! Grand prize: $1,000. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Low entry fee of $5. Any subject, style, or genre. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2017 issue of Gemini. Check out any of the four dozen previous winners and finalists to see what we like. www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

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  • Posted June 1, 2017

    Black Warrior Review 2017 Contest: $1,000 Prize & Publication

    • Subtitle 2017 Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/1/17
    • Big Title Black Warrior Review 2017 Contest: $1,000 Prize & Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2017
      Announcing Black Warrior Review's 2017 Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry! Grand prize in each genre: $1,000 and publication. Runner-up prize in each genre: $100 and publication online. Cost to enter: $20 (includes a one-year subscription). Judges: Rachel McKibbens (poetry), Nicola Griffith (fiction), and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (nonfiction). Deadline: September 1. bwr.ua.edu.

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  • Posted June 1, 2017

    $1,000 Award: 2017 New American Fiction Prize

    • Subtitle New American Fiction Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/17 (extended)
    • Big Title $1,000 Award: 2017 New American Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2017
      A prize of $1,000 and publication by New American Press is given annually for a book of fiction. Lori Ostlund will judge. Extended deadline: June 30. Using the online submission system, submit a collection of short stories or flash fiction, a novella, or a novel of at least 100 pages with $25 entry fee. For complete guidelines, visit newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted June 1, 2017

    2017 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline June 30, 2017
    • Big Title 2017 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2017
      2017 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest. Judge: Diane Seuss. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letterpressed covers. Runs March 15–June 30. Submit 18–24 pages of poetry. $15 entry fee. All submissions must be made through our submission manager at www.burnsidereview.org.

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  • Posted June 1, 2017

    Rabbit Catastrophe Press' Real Good Poem Prize

    • Subtitle Real Good Poem Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/17
    • Big Title Rabbit Catastrophe Press' Real Good Poem Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2017
      Rabbit Catastrophe Press’ annual single poem contest will be Judged by Jenny Johnson this year. $2,000 for the winning poem + 25 original limited edition broadsides + publication in Rabbit Catastrophe Review #13. Finalists may also be published in RCR. Send up to 3 of your best Real Good Poems. A fee of $20 includes a one-year subscription to RCR and membership in the RabCat community. All members receive feedback on their regular, non-contest submissions to RCR. The winner will be announced August 2017. RCP is dedicated to publishing writers marginalized from mainstream literary communities. rabbitcatastrophepress.com/submit/#/real-good-poem-prize/

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    Posted June 1, 2017

    The MacGuffin: Now Reading for our Summer Issue

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

    The MacGuffin is now accepting both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction (up to 5000 words), for our Spring-Summer 2017 issue! Tell us all about your unseasonably warm February or write us a poem or two about how Winter struck back with a vengeance in March. Or, for the optimists, feel free to send us some hopeful work on warmer days to quickly come. We accept all work via email and traditional post. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

    Posted June 1, 2017

    Animal Kingdom

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Ladybug (for ages 3-6), is looking for fiction, retellings of folktales, creative nonfiction, poems, action rhymes, and proposals for short comics about our scaly, feathered, and furry friends. Send us your lively writing about wild creatures, pets, and animals seen only in your imagination. Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. We prefer short work for young children (stories may be up to 800 words, poetry up to 20 lines). If submitting a retelling of a folktale or nonfiction, please include a list of sources and your credentials with your manuscript. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818/ladybug-magazine-for-ages-3-6

  • Posted June 1, 2017

    2017 North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

    • Subtitle North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/17
    • Big Title North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2017
      3rd year. Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Three authors will each win $1,500 and expert help with marketing their books. Categories: General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction and Memoir. $6,000 in total cash prizes. Fee: $60. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online via Submittable or by mail. Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

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