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    Posted January 23, 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 January 23, 2020

    Stockholm Writers Prize

    • Big Title Stockholm Writers Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2020
      Emerging writers are invited to submit a 1500-word creative writing sample (in English) of their work tied to social justice issues. Additionally, the writer must submit a 1000-word personal statement (in English) on how they foresee their writing creating change, why this particular social justice issue matters to them, and how they could benefit from this residency. All genres are considered. Entry fee $25 USD. Prize includes travel and accommodation in Stockholm, an agent meeting, and feedback from a guest judge. See our website www.stockholmwritersprize.com for more details.

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  • Posted January 22, 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 January 22, 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 January 21, 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 January 20, 2020

    Backbone Press 2nd Annual Chapbook Competition

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Backbone Press 2nd Annual Chapbook Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 1, 2020
      We are currently accepting submissions to our 2nd annual Backbone Press Chapbook Competition. The winner will receive publication, $250 prize, and funding assistance for a reading. Poets of color and those considered to be marginalized voices are strongly encouraged to enter. The final judge is Geffrey Davis. See website for full guidelines: backbonepress.org.

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    Posted January 20, 2020

    New Stories from the Midwest 2020

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

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

  • Posted January 20, 2020

    Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

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

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

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    Posted January 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 lyrical prose and fierce prose. 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 January 20, 2020

    Cloudbank Poetry/Flash Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Cloudbank Poetry/Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 29, 2020
      Cloudbank is now accepting poetry submissions for Cloudbank 14, which will be published in July, 2020. A prize of $200 will be awarded for one poem or short prose piece. Entry fee is $15 and includes a two-issue subscription. Submissions accepted via Submittable or by mail. Complete contest guidelines can be found at www.cloudbankbooks.com. Recent issues have featured poems by Gary Young, Robert Morgan, Richard Jones, Jane Craven (last year's winner), and Maya Ribault. For information about past issues, including winning poems, visit www.cloudbankbooks.com and click Cloudbank. Revive us with your fire.

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    Posted January 16, 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 January 16, 2020

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Practices of Hope

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

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

  • Posted January 16, 2020

    HWP Submissions: Tin Can Literary Review & From the Depths

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • 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.

    Posted January 15, 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 January 15, 2020

    The 2020 Antioch-Frontier Fellowship $1000 & Los Angeles Fellowship

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine, Event
    • Big Title The 2020 Antioch-Frontier Fellowship $1000 & Los Angeles Fellowship
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2020
      Antioch University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program has partnered with us to offer a Fellowship opportunity to experience one of their amazing residencies. The Fellow will experience 10 days of intense learning and immersion that occur during a residency, and receive mentorship and community opportunities. The winner will receive the opportunity to attend EITHER Antioch’s Summer 2020 residency (6/18 to 6/27), or Winter 2021 residency (12/10 to 12/19).The trip will be made at virtually no cost to the winner—the fellowship will cover travel expenses and lodging, plus a $1000 cash prize to help with any other costs. bit.ly/Antioch2020

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    Posted January 15, 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 January 13, 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 January 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 January 13, 2020

    First Pages Prize for Fiction or Creative Nonfiction

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title First Pages Prize for Fiction or Creative Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 16, 2020
      $2,250 in cash awards, partial developmental editing, plus travel and accommodation to be in Paris, France for presentation events June 9–10, 2020. Submit the first 5 pages of your fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. Enter January 1 – February 2, 2020 (extended deadline – February 16). Open to un-agented writers worldwide. Judge is Sebastian Faulks. Enter (using Submittable) at www.firstpagesprize.com.

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    Posted January 9, 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 January 9, 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 January 9, 2020

    Announcing the Columbus State University Creative Writers Conference!

    • Blurb

      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 January 8, 2020

    Long Shot Books Presents: Atomic Flyswatter Vol. 1

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Long Shot Books is accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our Atomic Flyswatter print anthology. There is no theme—we are open to works of any genre. Submit up to two poems or stories. Story word count is 200-30,000 words. Email entries to with "Print Version" in the subject line. Deadline April 1. www.longshotbooks.com

    Posted January 7, 2020

    Forest Avenue Press Call for Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 4, 2020
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Book

    Forest Avenue Press, distributed by Publishers Group West, is looking for two adult novels for publication in 2022. We always seek to add authors of color to our catalog as well as disabled authors, neurodivergent authors, LGBTQIA authors, and those whose stories subvert the dominant paradigm. As an independent press, we champion indie bookstores, so if your Twitter feed is full of Amazon links, we're not going to be a good fit. Forest Avenue keeps its catalog small because we believe in building strong author-publisher relationships. Submissions are open Jan. 2-Feb. 4 through Submittable only. Full guidelines: www.forestavenuepress.com/about/submissions.

    Posted January 7, 2020

    The 2020 Robert Frost Poetry Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title The 2020 Robert Frost Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2020
      2020 Robert Frost Poetry Contest accepts entries by postal mail only, postmarked by February 15th, 2020. $1000 first prize, 9 runners up will be mentioned. 10 poems max, $8/poem fee. Blind read by board members and others. Please read the complete rules at: robertfrostcontest.blogspot.com.

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    Posted January 7, 2020

    Call for Poetry Submissions: Court Green

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

    Court Green is a biannual online magazine currently seeking poetry submissions for issues 18 and 19. Court Green is a space where all kinds of poems are welcome, especially those you can't always find elsewhere. Visit courtgreen.net to read current and past issues, and for further submission information.

    Posted January 7, 2020

    Sheila-Na-Gig online Welcomes Submissions for Spring Poetry Issue

    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes well-crafted free verse poetry. We especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. Please submit up to THREE previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via the Submittable link. Include a brief bio in the cover note field. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes quarterly. Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1, and May 1 yearly. Editors will select up to six poems yearly to nominate for the Pushcart Prize/The Best of the Net. sheilanagigblog.com

    Posted January 7, 2020

    Timeworn Literary Journal is Open to Submissions

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Timeworn is now accepting unpublished historical short stories in English, between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Stories should be set before 1996, rooted in history and voice-driven. We want “historical fiction from the fringe”—stories with a bend toward the surreal, the dream-like, the strange. Quiet speculative elements strongly encouraged. Payment of $25 upon acceptance plus contributor copy upon publication. timewornlit.com

    Posted January 6, 2020

    Open For Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31 (4x2); March 15 (print)
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Barrow Street is now reading your submissions for our annual print journal, open to all poets, as well as for our online 4x2 Project, which features poets who have not yet published a book or chapbook. Submit to one publication or both! Poems appearing in Barrow Street have been featured in Best American Poetry for more than a dozen years. Check our submit page for guidelines for each publication. We look forward to reading your work. barrowstreet.org/press/submit/

  • Posted January 6, 2020

    Sixteen Rivers Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Manuscripts

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

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

    Posted January 6, 2020

    Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

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

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

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    Posted January 6, 2020

    Slag Glass City Special Call: Adapt This City

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 5, 2020
    • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    As rising shorelines consume cities, as displacement guts neighborhoods, as immigrant families fear deportation raids, as city dwellers fight epic battles for rent control, as desert cities burn and hurricanes blow ocean cities off their foundations, how are we adapting? Slag Glass City wants your nonfiction stories, arguments, lyrics, and reports about 21st century cities transforming, in tiny or tremendous ways. Write us a city bent on survival. Slag Glass City considers nonfiction prose, graphic memoir, video, audio, soundscape, photography, mixed media, multidisciplinary, and other forms of the essay arts. www.slagglasscity.org

  • Posted January 6, 2020

    Power of Narrative Conference. Telling True Stories in Turbulent Times.

    • Blurb

      March 20-22, 2020; Boston University, Boston, MA
      Deadline: Rolling, with discounts for registrations received by December 31, 2019 and March 1, 2020
      30 Speakers. Three Days. 22nd year on campus at Boston University. In turbulent times, candid, informed, journalism is crucial to telling true stories that inform and enlighten your audience. The Power of Narrative Conference supports narrative journalists in strengthening their skills, puzzle out complex ethics, and imparting the humanity that is the genre's strength. Talks are stimulating, sophisticated, practical, and relevant, aimed at mid-career nonfiction storytellers. Q&A sessions following each presentation and give attendees the chance to speak directly with our nearly forty authors and editors. Register: www.bu.edu/com/narrative/.

  • Posted January 3, 2020

    Odyssey Workshop for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Writers

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
      Event Dates: June 1-July 10, 2020 in Manchester, NH
      Write fantasy, science fiction, or horror? Odyssey is one of the most highly regarded workshops in the world for writers of the fantastic. Guest lecturers include top writers, editors, and agents. Fifty-nine percent of graduates are professionally published, and among graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners. Director Jeanne Cavelos is a bestselling author, former senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and winner of the World Fantasy Award. Held in New Hampshire each summer, Odyssey combines advanced lectures, in-depth feedback, and individual guidance. Application deadline 4/1. Odyssey also offers online classes, application deadlines early December. odysseyworkshop.org

    Posted January 3, 2020

    Calling Connecticut Writers

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    The Connecticut Literary Festival is seeking fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the first annual Connecticut Literary Anthology. The book will be published in conjunction with the Literary Festival in Fall 2020. Submissions open January 4 - March 31, 2020. No submission fees. CT residents only. Published authors receive a complimentary copy. Publishing partner: Central Connecticut State University English Department. Visit connecticutliteraryfestival.org for submission details and the link to the submission portal.

  • Posted January 2, 2020

    FORCE MAJEURE Flash Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title FORCE MAJEURE Flash Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2020
      Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. We're looking for the best small things, any form, any content, any fine and wonderful creation! $500 in prizes (300/100/100) for single flashes. All entries considered for publication, all entrants receive prizewinner issue. Flash is: fewer than 1000 words; shorter than 5 pages; contains nonfiction, fiction, marks, or images in any combination. Send shorts, vignettes, hybrids, experiments, wild things! Enter any number of times, one for $5 or three for $12; no-fee option available. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, women and gender nonconforming, poor, neurodivergent, disabled, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors to enter. Guidelines: stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/72759.

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  • Posted January 2, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger since 2011, seeks amazing new writing and art for its summer issue. We especially encourage women, BIPOC, lgbtqia+, poor, neurodivergent, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. Send secrets, treasures, evidence, and evocations: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted January 2, 2020

    Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership

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

    Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

  • Posted January 2, 2020

    Driftwood Press: Poetry Collections, Graphic Novels, & Novella Submissions Open

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

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

  • Posted January 2, 2020

    The MFA at FAU

    • Blurb

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

    Posted January 2, 2020

    Do You Write Stories for Teens? Zizzle Literary Calls for Submissions

    • Deadline info Extended Deadline: January 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    PAY: $100/flash fiction; $250/short story. Fee: $3. Zizzle’s 2020 special edition will feature literary fiction that both teens and adults will enjoy. Some of the accepted pieces will be illustrated. Subscribe to our newsletter to get free access to our audio editions. Length: flash 500 – 1,200 words; short story 2,000 – 4,500 words. Submission Guidelines: zizzlelit.com. “Well-wrought, unusual, and memorable fiction beautifully illustrated—a keepsake.” Kirkus Review

  • Posted January 2, 2020

    MFA in Creative Writing at UNCG: Find Your Story Here

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: January 1, 2020
      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.

    Posted January 2, 2020

    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 January 2, 2020

    The 2020 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The 2020 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2020
      The 2020 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication of a book-length manuscript in each genre. Katie Ford will judge in poetry and Samrat Upadhyay will judge in fiction. Deadline: April 1, 2020. Entry fee: $30. Visit www.orisonbooks.submittable.com for complete guidelines.

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  • Posted January 1, 2020

    Ireland Writing Retreat on the Wild Atlantic Way

    • Blurb

      June 21-25, 2020; County Galway, Ireland
      Deadline: February 29, 2020
      A generative and restorative writing retreat in County Galway, Ireland facilitated by Carolyn Flynn, the Story Catalyst, acclaimed writer and TEDx speaker, and poet and novelist Jonatha Kottler. Let the soul-stirring setting of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way offer you a writing escape. Whether you’re writing essays or a book-length memoir, short stories or a novel, this retreat is designed to help you deepen and refine your work-in-progress. Participants receive an extensive editorial letter and individual consultations, as well as a one-hour workshop focused on their material. There will be time to write! Find out more at carolynflynn.com/ireland-retreat-2020/.

    Posted January 1, 2020

    Puerto del Sol Prose and Poetry Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Puerto del Sol Prose and Poetry Contests
    • Blurb

      Puerto Del Sol will be accepting entries to our annual poetry and prose contests from January 1 to April 1, 2020. Poetry Contest Judge: Rodney Gomez. Prose Contest Judge: Vi Khi Nao. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes a one-year subscription. All entries considered for publication. Go to puertodelsol.org for complete guidelines.

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    Posted January 1, 2020

    Florida Loquat Festival: One-page (300 Words) Submissions on Loquats

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Event
    • Big Title Florida Loquat Festival: One-page (300 Words) Submissions on Loquats
    • Blurb

      Event dates: March 21, 2020; Frances Ave Park, New Port Richey, FL
      Contest Deadline: March 6, 2020
      Florida Loquat Festival seeks one-page (300 word) poetry or prose submissions on loquats for reading at festival, March 21, 2020. Prize packages are first ($200), second ($100), third place ($50), and publication. Other small favors for presenters. All styles and forms as long as loquats are the subject or central image. Submissions open to all writers—not restricted to professionals. Writers can submit two texts. If making two submissions, send both in a single document. Include brief bio with writing experience/publications, if any, to Deadline March 6, 2020. Winning submissions notified upon selection. www.ecologyflorida.org

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    Posted January 1, 2020

    The Screw Turn Competition: Supernatural Flash Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology, Literary Site
    • Big Title The Screw Turn Competition: Supernatural Flash Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2020
      The Ghost Story is accepting submissions to our annual Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition for stories (up to 1,000 words) incorporating a supernatural theme or element. Winner receives a $500 cash award plus publication online and in our print anthology, 21st Century Ghost Stories—Volume II. Two honorable mentions receive $100 each, with online and print publication. Past winners have been crafted around ghosts, magic realism, vampires, voodoo, shape-shifting, time slips, demons, folk horror, and psychological horror. What really matters: Superb writing, and the power of the author’s imagination. $10 submission fee. Deadline: January 31. Complete guidelines: www.theghoststory.com/flash-fiction-competition.

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    Posted January 1, 2020

    Global City Review Call for Submissions: Setting the Record Straight

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Global City Review is a biannual online and print publication. Edited and produced by writers, it celebrates the possibilities of the “global city” and other constructions of community while honoring the originality of ordinary lives. The designated theme for our next issue is: Setting The Record Straight. The open submission period is January 1 – January 31, 2020. We publish: short fiction, memoirs, poetry, interviews, essays, and artwork in various mediums. Visit www.globalcitypress.com for more information.

    Posted January 1, 2020

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Poetry, fiction, and memoir/CNF on any theme will be considered for our tenth anniversary, spring 2020 anthology. We want emotionally complex and compelling writing about whatever strikes your fancy, be it serious or humorous or both. Submit your best work—a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words) or three flash fictions (750-1000 words each) or three poems (up to one page each). Deadline: February 29, 2020. Work should not be previously published. Submission fee: $3. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.


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