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    Posted March 29, 2017

    Aliens

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 27, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Aliens. Tell us a story of a stranger in a strange land, whether they be a three-headed visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy or just someone trying to navigate an unfamiliar place. Of course, feeling like an alien does not always have to do with physical location—sometimes you might feel like an alien in familiar spaces. We love works about extraterrestrials and outer space, but we also encourage authentic and diverse works about immigration, gentrification, and feelings of otherness and dissociation. Not welcome: cultural appropriation. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820/cicada-magazine-for-ages-14

  • Posted March 29, 2017

    Nimrod 2017 Literary Awards Open

    • Subtitle Pablo Neruda Prize/Katherine Anne Porter Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/17
    • Big Title Nimrod Literary Awards Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2017
      Submissions are now open for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with first prizes of $2,000 and publication, second prizes of $1,000 and publication, as well as readings at our Awards Ceremony. All finalists will be considered for publication. For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one short story, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. Email or visit our website for complete rules: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

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    Posted March 29, 2017

    Big Wonderful Novels Wanted

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Book

    We are looking for interesting fiction novels that cross the literary with the commercial. No horror and nothing religious. Fewer than 100K words please! We are also accepting YA queries. See the guidelines here: www.bigwonderfulpress.com/become-a-wonderful-author/.

  • Posted March 29, 2017

    22nd National Poet Hunt Contest

    • Subtitle 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/3/17
    • Big Title 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 3, 2017
      The MacGuffin is on the hunt for a poem to win our 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest! One first place winner will get $500 and their work published in a future issue. We’re happy to bring in poet Naomi Shihab Nye to serve as guest judge this year. Please submit no more than 3 poems, an index card with your name, poem titles, and contact info, and a $15 check/cash entry fee (make checks payable to Schoolcraft College). Mail all this to: The MacGuffin • Poet Hunt Contest • Schoolcraft College • 18600 Haggerty Road • Livonia, MI 48152. For full info, visit www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/.

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    Posted March 28, 2017

    Folktales, Myths, and Legends

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 27, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Cricket (for ages 9-14) and Spider (ages 6-9) are looking for retellings of folktales, myths, and legends from around the world. We seek tales of humorous tricksters, of adventurous heroes on epic quests, of clever and strong women, lovable fools, and formidable demons, as well as traditional wisdom tales and creation myths. Retellings should be lively and dramatic, with an authentic voice that engages the imaginations of our young readers. They must also be well researched, accurately reflecting the meanings and traditions of the story’s cultural background. Please include a list of sources and your credentials with your submission. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted March 28, 2017

    Westview Requesting Short Fiction Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 28, 2017
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Attention writers! Westview is currently accepting short fiction submissions. We are the creative writing journal published by the Language and Literature Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. We are looking for short fiction submissions with a maximum length of 5,000 words. Any and all themes are accepted and encouraged. Our submission process is double-blind, so please exclude any identifying information in the submission documents themselves. You can submit your work via dc.swosu.edu/westview/. The deadline for all submissions is April 28, 2017. Good luck!

  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Breathe Free Press Inaugural Issue Call for Submissions

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

    Breathe Free Press celebrates essayistic narratives in every imaginable, inventive form including cross-genre, flash, critical, experimental, travel, and in particular, lyric essay. We are interested in art—not journalism—and in literary observation funneled through social awareness in essayistic narratives that subvert genre constraints. The essays we seek allude, intimate, insinuate, attempt, analyze, critique, express while being attentive to language and cultural associations and contains themes that transform and transgress metanarratives of authority and power structures. We welcome generous, graceful, conscious writing. breathefreepress.org

  • Posted March 27, 2017

    Call for Poems: Issue 3 & Broadside Series

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

    Under a Warm Green Linden is an online journal with a twofold mission: to publish and foster excellent poetry and to give a portion of our proceeds to reforestation efforts. We are now accepting poetry submissions for Issue 3, scheduled to go live on June 21. Selections from the issue will be published in our acclaimed broadside series. Visit www.greenlindenpress.com to submit poems and to read work by Franny Choi, Alison Deming, Kathy Fagan, Kate Greenstreet, Timothy Liu, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Sajé, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and many others.

    Posted March 27, 2017

    Flash Fiction Wanted

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

    Wanted: your flash fic. Submit here![1]
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    [1]Limit: 1000 words. Oh! Who are we? We edit Cicada, the finest YA lit/comics mag in the land! Relevant to our interests: literature, teens, literature about teens, SFF, feminist fairy tales, aliens, shapeshifters, ghosts, and witches Especially excited to hear from LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers of color. Bonus points if your story plays with form: a grocery list, a GoFundMe, a Twitter feed… (Listen, we never said we were good at brevity. We're not. That's where you come in.) SUBMITTTTTTTT!

    Posted March 27, 2017

    Puppets & Dolls

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 27, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Puppets & Dolls. Around the world, puppets and dolls serve many purposes—children’s toys, storytelling props, decoration, conduits for the supernatural. How do we pull one another’s strings to get what we want? How do we project our feelings onto one another? How can this harm a relationship? Respectful works exploring manipulation/toxic relationships: great. Exploitative, explicit, or abusive works: nope. Also encouraged: works about totally non-metaphorical dolls and magnificent puppetry performances. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820/cicada-magazine-for-ages-14

    Posted March 27, 2017

    The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Poetry Book Competition Sponsored by Inlandia

    • Subtitle Hillary Gravendyk Prize Poetry Book Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/17
    • Big Title The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Poetry Book Competition Sponsored by Inlandia
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2017
      The Inlandia Institute announces The Hillary Gravendyk Prize, an open poetry book competition. Two winners, one entry fee: National and Regional, $1000 each. Judge: Cindy Arrieu-King. Submit a poetry manuscript between 48-100 pages via Inlandia’s Submittable portal (inlandiaaliteraryjourney.submittable.com/submit/37899) by April 30, 2017, midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. Winners announced in September with publication in 2018.

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    Posted March 23, 2017

    Hoosier Lit: A Call for Writers Connected to Indiana

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Hoosier Lit is a new, biannual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. We’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. We're looking for stories and voices that move us. You can find our submission guidelines here: thegeekypress.com/hoosier/.

    Posted March 23, 2017

    The Flexible Persona: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    The Flexible Persona is accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for our Fall 2017 print issue and our podcasts. TFP is a literary magazine that publishes the work of emerging and published writers. We read for engaging, character-driven fiction and creative nonfiction in which there is a marriage between plot and story. We are open to all genres. We are also looking for sharp-edged poetry. www.theflexiblepersona.com

    Posted March 23, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Conversion Therapy Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Jane's Boy Press seeks poetry and nonfiction submissions for an anthology to share the stories of LGBTIQ people and/or their supporters who have experienced or been closely affected by conversion therapy. Scheduled for publication in fall 2017, the anthology will be edited by Dustin Brookshire and Beth Gylys. Submit up to two previously unpublished poems (max 2pgs/poem) or one essay (up to 5000 words) via email to . Submissions due by 11:59pm April 15th, 2017. Payment will be in the form of a contributor’s copy. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. www.janesboypress.com

  • Posted March 23, 2017

    TTR's Tillie Olsen Short Story Award

    • Subtitle Tillie Olsen Short Story Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/17
    • Big Title TTR's Tillie Olsen Short Story Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2017
      The Tishman Review’s Tillie Olsen Short Story Award is looking for your best short story under 5K words. Winner receives $500 and publication in the July issue. Submissions accepted between February 25th and April 30th, 2017 through Submittable. All judging is done blind. All entries will be considered for publication and all entrants will receive a one-year e-book subscription. Entry Fee is $15.00. Final Judge is award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover. Linda is a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. Please see our website: www.thetishmanreview.com.

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    Posted March 22, 2017

    Dear America: An Edited Collection on Race

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Screenplay, Video
    • Type Anthology

    The Geeky Press is seeking narrative essay, creative nonfiction, script, photo, and poetry submissions for an edited book titled Dear America: Reflections on Race. We want personal reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story. Guidelines: www.thegeekypress.com/race. Deadline: July 31.

    Posted March 22, 2017

    Route 7 Review is Now Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Housed at Dixie State University, Route 7 Review seeks work from both emerging or established writers and artists. We accept fiction, nonfiction, flash, poetry, and visual art. Our mission is to engage and inspire readers with our journal’s literary and visual works. Go to route7review.com for more information on how to submit and to read past issues. Utah and Clark County writers can also submit to The Southern Quill at thesouthernquill.com.

    Posted March 22, 2017

    The Windhover Wants Your Excellent Writing

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

    The Windhover is currently reading submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are especially interested in works that engage Christian and spiritual themes. We are looking for writing that avoids the didactic, the melodramatic, the trite, the obvious. We want writing that invites rereading. Eschew tricks and gimmicks. undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

  • Posted March 22, 2017

    Sycamore Review 2017 Wabash Prize in Creative Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Wabash Prize in Non-Fiction
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/17
    • Big Title Sycamore Review Wabash Prize in Creative Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2017
      Sycamore Review's annual Wabash Prize in Creative Nonfiction is open until April 15th! This year's judge is Brian Blanchfield, author of Proxies: Essays Near Knowing. The winner receives $1000 and publication in Sycamore Review. sycamorereview.com/contests/

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  • Posted March 21, 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 March 21, 2017

    Chesapeake Writers' Conference: Write Your Story, Find Your Champions

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: Rolling Admissions
    • Dates June 18, 2017-June 24, 2017;
    • Location St. Mary's College of Maryland
    • Blurb

      The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is now accepting applications for summer 2017. Join a community of writers on Maryland’s beautiful Western Shore for a week of lectures, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, all led by accomplished faculty. In your free time, explore southern Maryland’s beaches, bays, and restaurants, or just write on the banks of the St. Mary’s River. New this year: workshop exclusively for teachers, which will include graduate credit. June 18-24, 2017. College credit available. Rolling admissions. www.smcm.edu/events/chesapeake-writers-conference/

    Posted March 21, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Hermeneutic Chaos

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

    Hermeneutic Chaos currently seeks poetry and fiction submissions for its forthcoming issues. We read year-round, and encourage writing that is raw, authentic, and powerful, and uses unique imagery to weave its contours. ​​Works published by us have found recognition in The Norton Anthology, Verse Daily, Best Of The Net, and Best Of Small Fictions, among others. To read submission guidelines, or to submit work, please visit www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/submissions.html.

    Posted March 21, 2017

    New Anthology: Poems of Resistance and Resilience

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2017
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    For a new anthology, Sixteen Rivers Press is seeking unpublished poems that respond to the cultural, moral, and political rifts that now divide our country: poems of resistance and resilience, witness and vision, that embody what it means to be a citizen in a time when our democracy is threatened. Poets are encouraged to interpret this call broadly. We welcome voices raised in passion and in praise, whether lyrical, philosophical, visionary, or personal. Submission period: Feb 15–April 15, 2017. There is a $3 reading fee for online submissions. For guidelines, please visit Sixteen Rivers at www.sixteenrivers.org/call-for-submissions-our-new-anthology/.

    Posted March 21, 2017

    Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology Seeks Submissions in All Genres

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Anthology

    Qommunity LLC, creator of Qommunity: The Queer Social Network (qommunity.org) seeks submissions in all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, visual art, genre) for Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ Creative Anthology, Volume 1. Material must be either LGBTQ-created or LGBTQ-themed. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay. Reprints that aren't already freely available online are also okay. Small pay. Deadline: April 30, 2017. Publication: June 2017. Submit to: or POB 454, Lanesborough, MA, 01237. Full guidelines: hashtagqueer.com.

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Seeking Exceptional Longform Nonfiction

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

    True Story is a new monthly magazine from the editors of Creative Nonfiction. Each issue features one exceptional work of creative nonfiction. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work. www.creativenonfiction.org/true-story

  • Posted March 20, 2017

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 3 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Three. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renknowned), 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 March 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 March 20, 2017

    Emerald Coast Review XIV

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    ECR is now accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, graphic design, and art for its 14th issue. All are invited to submit entries to the special section “Life in Your Time,” though submissions are not limited to this theme. Complete submission guidelines are available online at www.wflf.org or on Submittable. Reading and submission fee $10 for four poems, up to six photos or illustrations, or up to 3000 words fiction. Student entry fee $5. Deadline May 15. For more information email the editor at .

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Foliate Oak Literary Magazine Seeks Surprising Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 12, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    We'd love to hear from people who have not been published in our magazine. We are particularly interested in creative nonfiction, but are open to all genres. Read us first, then submit your best work that has not been previously published. www.foliateoak.com

  • Posted March 20, 2017

    MAKE 17: Belonging

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The theme of MAKE #17 is “Belonging.” For this issue, we are calling for works that hit on acceptance, or the lack of it. Think boundaries: physical, social, political, emotional, etc. How you interpret this is your choice. Submissions accepted in Spanish and English. Translations are welcome, too. www.makemag.com

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Expedited "Tip Jar" Submission w/Feedback + 2017 Subscription!

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2017
    • Genre Poetry, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    Get 500 words of feedback, plus a one year subscription, a $16 value! Here is how it will work: Submit up to 5 poems, receive an expedited response of no less than 500 words of feedback from our editorial team within 10 days; receive the April 2017 Issue 5 mailed immediately upon receipt of submission, and the October 2017 Issue 6 mailed in mid-September for a complete 2017 subscription. The fee for this special "tip jar" reading is $20, through June 1, 2017. We will re-open to free submissions on August 1, 2107. All submissions will be considered for publication. pittsburghpoetryreview.com

    Posted March 20, 2017

    Submit your Personal Essays, Poetry, and Fiction to Crux Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 23, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Stories allow us to experience beyond our own perspective. Are you a city dweller, a heartland lover, a suburban somebody, a small townie? An oldie, a youngie, a weirdie, a normie? This world is full of stories and we'd like to hear yours. Our first issue's loose theme is community; send us stories about your community or perhaps, lack thereof. Attention artists: We're also looking for companion pieces for our stories. Send us your stuff! Requirement details: for prose submit 15 pages or less, double spaced, 1 inch margins; for poetry submit 5 pages or less. Limit 3 pieces per person. We accept plays and experimental genres. Artists and writers send your submissions to . www.cruxmagazine.org

  • Posted March 16, 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 literary criticism, 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. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted March 16, 2017

    Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Gold Man Review is currently accepting submissions for our Issue 7, which will be published November 01. We accept submissions of fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words and up to three poems by a single submitter. We love work that pushes boundaries and tend to gravitate toward those submissions. We regularly submit our contributor’s work to the Pushcart Prize, the O.Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Anthologies. Since we’re a West Coast journal, we only accept submissions from writers from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, California, and Hawaii. We look forward to reading your work. www.goldmanpublishing.com

  • Posted March 16, 2017

    The Missouri Review's 10th Annual Miller Audio Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Audio Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Audio
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/3/17 (extended deadline)
    • Big Title The Missouri Review's 10th Annual Miller Audio Prize
    • Blurb

      Extended deadline: April 3, 2017
      The Missouri Review announces the 10th Annual Miller Audio Prize. We accept entries of 15 minutes or shorter in four categories: prose, poetry, audio documentary, and humor. The winner in each category receives a $1000 prize. You choose your entry fee of $10, $16, $24, or $30. Your entry fee includes a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review, which normally costs $24. For more information or to enter, visit our website: www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions/.

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    Posted March 16, 2017

    Dying Dahlia Review: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Dying Dahlia Review seeks poetry, flash fiction, and art by women writers and artists for the Summer 2017 ebook edition. Please send up to 5 poems, 3 pieces of flash fiction (each no longer than 1000 words), or 3 pieces of art (each no more than 5 MB). All submissions must be received by June 1st. To get an idea of what we are looking for, you can view our online archives at DyingDahliaReview.com. For complete details on how to submit, visit DyingDahliaReview.com/Guidelines. We look forward to reading your work!

    Posted March 16, 2017

    Last Call for Gravel!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2017
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Gravel Magazine is particularly interested in receiving more art, photography, fiction, hybrid, and creative nonfiction submissions for our April and May issue. We'd also love to receive submissions from people we haven't published in the past. Read us first, then submit your best: gravel.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted March 16, 2017

    Beecher’s Magazine Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

    • Subtitle 2017 Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/31/17
    • Big Title Beecher’s Magazine Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2017
      We're currently accepting submissions for our contests, and there's still time to enter! We are thrilled to have contest judges C. S. Giscombe for poetry, Carmen Maria Machado for fiction, and Joy Castro for nonfiction. The winner in each genre will receive $200. In addition to the chance to have your work read by our stellar judges, the $12 submission fee includes a copy of our issue 7, which will be printed and distributed this spring. The contests close on March 31. For guidelines and to submit, check out beechersmag.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted March 15, 2017

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue. Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send secrets, satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com. Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.

  • Posted March 15, 2017

    New Measure Poetry Prize / Free Verse Editions

    • Subtitle New Measure Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/17
    • Big Title New Measure Poetry Prize / Free Verse Editions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 1 - June 30, 2017
      Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions edited by Jon Thompson, is pleased to announce the ninth annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Up to four other manuscripts may be accepted for publication by Free Verse Editions editors. Submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee between March 1 and June 30, 2017. The window for the 2017 competition will open on 1 March 2017. After March 1, submit here: parlorpress.submittable.com/submit/18947. For more informations, see www.parlorpress.com/newmeasureprize. Previous Winners include Hannah Craig and Matthew Cooperman.

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    Posted March 14, 2017

    2017 Minerva Rising Memoir Contest

    • Subtitle Memoir Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/17
    • Big Title 2017 Minerva Rising Memoir Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2017
      Minerva Rising Press is now accepting submissions for our first annual Memoir Contest. Prize $500 (advance against royalties). All genres accepted. $25 reading fee. Deadline April 15. For more information and submission guidelines visit our website at minervarising.com.

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    Posted March 14, 2017

    "Writing Place" and "Daily Creative Practice" – Upcoming Online Workshops

    • Blurb

      Shanti Arts offers a series of unique and engaging online workshops on topics related to literary arts, visual arts, creativity, and spirituality. Instructors are accomplished artists and writers from around the world with a strong interest in teaching, supporting, and mentoring students as they grow and learn. Upcoming workshops: (1) Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World, with Linda Buckmaster, March 27 to April 30, 2017, $175; (2) Joy Forever: Forming a Daily Creative Practice, with Susan Currie, March 20 to May 8, 2017, $195; (3) Opening to Creativity with a Visual Journal, with Jackie Meier, May 9 to June 18, 2017, $175. More information and registration at www.shantiarts.com/workshops.

    Posted March 13, 2017

    Empty Sink Publishing Seeks Bold Works of Short Fiction

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

    The new Empty Sink Publishing is open for submissions. Our new format is focused exclusively on short fiction and creative nonfiction, published on a monthly basis. We are looking for work that defies conventions and stretches the mind. We do not want standard genre fiction, but could potentially accept fiction in any genre if it fits our voice. Follow submission guidelines—failure to do so will result in immediate rejection. emptysinkpublishing.com/submissions/

  • Posted March 13, 2017

    The Almagre Review/La Revista Almagre: Seeking Contributions

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

    We are open for submissions to both 2017 themed issues: "Environment," and "Language & Music." For detailed guidelines, please visit our website thealmagrereview.org. We are a Colorado-based journal seeking to promote writers from the mountains and the prairies. If you fall outside those boundaries, don't worry, we consider all quality writing that comes our way. Being a modest journal, we do not pay contributors (yet), but there is also no submission fee. With Gratitude, The Almagre staff.

  • Posted March 13, 2017

    Blue Heron Review Call for Submissions ~ The Healing Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 20, 2017
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The next open call for submissions for Blue Heron Review will be from March 20th through April 20th, 2017. This will be for our Summer 2017 BHR issue. We are looking specifically for poems about healing. This can take any form you wish: physical healing, emotional healing, spiritual healing, global healing, and the healing of our planet. Please visit the Blue Heron Review Submission Guidelines page on our site for full details. We strongly suggest that you read past issues of Blue Heron Review (which can be found on our Archives page) before submitting.

    Posted March 13, 2017

    Platypus Press 'Shorts'

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

    We are seeking fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital shorts due in 2018. platypuspress.co.uk

  • Posted March 13, 2017

    Grist's $1200 ProForma Contest Opens March 15th

    • Subtitle ProForma Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/17
    • Big Title Grist's $1200 ProForma Contest Opens March 15th
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2017
      Grist's ProForma Contest ($1,200 prize) is open to work in any genre that explores the relationship between content and form—including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Usually, "pro forma" implies an established way of doing things, but for us it could mean a break from traditional forms or an homage to them; genre blending or bending; the hybrid text or the genre-less. Judge: Alex Lemon. Entry $18 or $24 with subscription or t-shirt. Submit March 15 - April 30, 2017. gristjournal.com

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  • Posted March 9, 2017

    Solstice Magazine's 2017 Literary Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Annual Literary Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/17
    • Big Title Solstice Magazine's 2017 Literary Contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2017
      Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, winner of a Best of the Net Award with work included in Best American Essays in 2015 and 2016, is open to submissions for our Annual Literary Contest: the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize ($500); the Prize in Fiction ($1000); and the Prize in Nonfiction, donated by Michael Steinberg ($500). This year’s judges are Afaa Michael Weaver (poetry), Meredith Hall (nonfiction), and Robert Lopez (fiction). Submit via Submittable: solsticelitmag.submittable.com/submit/19575/annual-literary-contest.

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    Posted March 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 March 7, 2017

    Edify Fiction: Inaugural Issue Call for Submissions

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

    Edify Fiction is an online magazine that is accepting poetry (up to 1,000 words), flash fiction (micro to 500 words), short stories (up to 4,000 words), and photography/digital artwork for our inaugural issue. We seek work that is uniquely positive and edifying. Submissions are free for no critique/feedback or $4.00 to receive critique/feedback (regardless of publication status). We welcome unpublished work in all formats, genres, styles; new and established authors. We just want to be encouraged and inspired! To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.edifyfiction.com/submissions.html.


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