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  • Posted January 19, 2021

    Temenos Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 20, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    We seek outsider, clout-less, non-standard work that gleams. We want to celebrate our contributors; both the artist and their art. For us, that means that upon publication, your submissions will appear in a journal that has been conceived by a team of caring and meticulous editors; it will look good. Ultimately, our goal is to publish catalysts of transition for the observer, to lull, or to instigate. We want work that encourages the appreciation of craft and the desire to create. Please see visit our website for our current Call for Submissions and submission guidelines: www.temenosjournal.com.

    Posted January 18, 2021

    Club Plum Seeks Works for April 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Please send flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid works, & art to Club Plum for Volume 2, Issue 2, dropping April 16, 2021. Send your pain. Send your fury. Send your strange. Unsure if prose poem or flash fiction? Send it our way. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

    Posted January 18, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology

    • Deadline info Extended Deadline: February 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Translations
    • Type Anthology

    While the pandemic has ravaged our world, certain populations have been impacted more deeply than others. Essential Voices strives to give voice to those who have been silenced. Send us your poems, stories, recipes, or works of art that reflect upon the experience of COVID and COVID related issues in your life. This anthology will be published by West Virginia University Press. To accommodate those who do not have computer and/or internet access, we accept both electronic and mail-in submissions either typed or handwritten. However, we only accept visual art electronically. There is no submission fee. Please see the full guidelines at www.essentialvoicesanthology.wordpress.com before submitting to .

    Posted January 18, 2021

    Flash Fiction that Both Kids & Adults Will Enjoy

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title Flash Fiction that Both Kids & Adults Will Enjoy
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2021
      Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest Judged by David Galef & Karen Heuler. First Prize: $1,000. Second Prize: $500. Three Finalists: $150 each. Entry Fee: $5. Every week during our submission period, we’ll post one-sentence dialogue writing prompts on social media. Choose a dialogue prompt that inspires you and write a story that includes the prompt. Complete Guidelines at our website: zizzlelit.com/contest/. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and free audio editions.

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  • Posted January 18, 2021

    Driftwood Seminars for Fiction Writers & Poets

    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 14, 2021
      Event Dates: February 15 - March 19, 2021 Event Location: Virtual
      Both of our beloved seminars have returned! Whether you're a fiction writer looking to improve your craft or a poet looking to build a chapbook, we have a seminar ready for you. Both seminars will run concurrently, from Feb 15th to Mar 19th. Check out the testimonial below, and make sure to join your course before the seats fill! “[Instructor James’] sincerity and love for the "craft" (and for literature itself) came through loud and clear in this seminar. It is clearly a daily labor of love to maintain an exemplary literary journal like Driftwood…. You have given us a candid glimpse behind the curtain.”—Richard Ellett Mullin, on the Editors & Writers Seminar. "The Driftwood Press Chapbook seminar is an insightful look into an often-overlooked way to collect work. Led by a strong coach, the five-week course was insightful and engaging even for experienced writers."—Anonymous, on the Chapbook Seminar

  • Posted January 18, 2021

    2021 Nervous Ghost Press Book Prizes for Poetry and Prose

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2021 Nervous Ghost Press Book Prizes for Poetry and Prose
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2021
      Nervous Ghost Press is currently accepting manuscript submissions for the 2021 Nervous Ghost Press Prizes for Poetry and Prose. $1000, publication, author copies, and a California reading tour to each winner (virtual tour depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions). $24 entry fee via Submittable – discounts and fee waivers are available. All genres are accepted except for work in translation. Open to those with a valid US mailing address. Deadline: January 31, 2021. Judges are Debra Moore Munoz (prose) & Michale Graves (poetry). For more information and complete guidelines, please visit: www.nervousghostpress.com/prizes or contact .

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  • Posted January 14, 2021

    The Experiment Will Not Be Bound: Experimental Anthology, Peter Campion, ed.

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 14, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    This project reflects current times: it is a political act, and bold voices in new forms will ignite it. We are most interested in: What does America mean now — and what forms can our voices take today? Show us experimental writing that confronts the hard truths of America across identities, generations, communities, cultures, borders. Literary experiments from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented communities hold particular power in making this anthology relevant. We will challenge the traditional anthology form too, experimenting with how the book can be (un)bound, (re)ordered, (re)read, and (co)shared. Authors selected will be paid for their work. www.unboundedition.com

  • Posted January 14, 2021

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  • Posted January 14, 2021

    What Are You Reading?

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site

    We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and we’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted January 14, 2021

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

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

    NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential, regardless of genre. NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom (individual or collective) toward building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way, and we have a special call currently for visual art! More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted January 13, 2021

    Hemingway Short Fiction Prize

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

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      Entries for the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize should be approximately 1,500 words or less. Simultaneous submissions ARE welcome. Deadline: March 31st. Entry fee: $10. Winner will receive $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast. All entries will be considered for publication in Fiction Southeast. Finalists will receive publication in Fiction Southeast. fictionsoutheast.com

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  • Posted January 13, 2021

    MAYDAY Fiction and Poetry Prizes

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine, Broadside
    • Big Title MAYDAY Fiction and Poetry Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 1, 2021
      MAYDAY announces two new annual prizes for the poem and short story. Winners receive $1,000, publication, and 25 broadsides of the winning poem or an excerpt from the winning story. Use the online submission system to submit up to 3 poems for the poetry prize or up to 6,000 words for the fiction prize. $20 entry fee. Submit by January 31, 2021, for $15 early bird rate. Jacques Rancourt will judge the poetry prize and Kali Wallace will judge the fiction prize. All entries considered for publication. For more info, visit maydaymagazine.com/contests.

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  • Posted January 13, 2021

    Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • 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, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted January 12, 2021

    Fix the Future with Fiction and Win $8,700 in Prizes and Publication

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title Fix the Future with Fiction and Win $8,700 in Prizes and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 12, 2021
      Fix, Grist’s solutions lab, is launching a new climate-fiction contest, Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. Imagine calls for short stories envisioning the next 180 years of climate progress, judged by renowned authors Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, and Kiese Laymon. The top contest winners will be awarded $3000, $2000, and $1000 respectively, and nine finalists will receive a $300 honorarium. Winners and finalists will be published in an immersive digital collection. We want to see—and share—stories that bring into focus what a truly just and regenerative future could look like. Submit your story by April 12 at grist.submittable.com/submit and contact us at .

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    Posted January 12, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal now celebrating its 10th anniversary, invites submissions for its Fall 2021 issue. We are the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 10 years we have published 400 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in sixteen 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 excellent, lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

  • Posted January 12, 2021

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, & Photography

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

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

  • Posted January 11, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Migration and Movement

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

    Decolonial Passage accepts writing from writers of all backgrounds engaged in the decolonial project regardless of race, origin, gender, disability, or geographical location. Simultaneously, our emphasis is on writing that centers African, African-American, and Black Diaspora writing. In addition to our rolling submissions, our first issue to be published June 2021 will focus on Migration and Movement. Send us your essays, creative nonfiction, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the topics of migration, immigration, forced removal, the Middle Passage, the Great Migration, Windrush, The Wall, gentrification, etc. Details at thedecolonialpassage.net.

  • Posted January 11, 2021

    Blue Heron Review Call for Submissions Bonus Issue Nurturing Hope

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 10, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Blue Heron Review will have an open call for submissions for our special bonus issue from January 20 until February 10, 2021. Our theme is Nurturing Hope. This issue will be published online in Spring 2021. Mark your calendar and join us for this very special gathering of voices, as we come together to create space for hope in our lives. Your words make a difference. Before submitting, please carefully read our complete list of guidelines on the Submission Guidelines page of our website. Do not send submissions before January 20. blueheronreview.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted January 11, 2021

    Affordable, Virtual Monthly Poetry & Publishing Workshops, & Literary Coaching

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Year-round
      Caesura Poetry Workshop
      aims to support, inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable monthly Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, writing prompts, and plenty of writing time. Upcoming classes include Writing Evocative Love Poems ($40; January 29, 1:30-4pm PT), Marketing Your Small Press Book ($45; February 10, 1-4pm PT), and Mastering Blackout, Erasure, & Redacted Poetry ($40; February 24, 1:30-4pm PT). 1-1 personalized workshops, coaching, and manuscript critiques to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information: www.johnsibleywilliams.com/upcoming-classes. To register, email .

  • Posted January 11, 2021

    2021 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      $1,000 first prize in each category plus publication in Prime Number Magazine. Reading fee $15. Poetry judged by Stacy R. Nigliazzo, author of Sky the Oar and Scissored Moon. Short Fiction judged by Dennis McFadden, author of Jimtown Road, winner of the 2016 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. Open January 1 to March 31. Submit online through Submittable. Details at www.Press53.com/prime-number-magazine-awards.

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    Posted January 11, 2021

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

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Volney Road Review is a literary magazine based in Youngstown, Ohio. We are currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 3, Issue 2. We publish digitally and pay $10 per accepted piece. volneyroadreview.com

    Posted January 7, 2021

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

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

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

    Posted January 7, 2021

    Blackwater Press Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title Blackwater Press Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2021
      Blackwater Press is pleased to announce its first short story contest. Our theme is our logo, the Blackwater Bird. We seek entries between 1,000 and 10,000 words. The top ten stories will be published in a collection in 2021. First place winner will receive $150; two runners up will receive $50 each. For full details, please see www.blackwaterpress.com/storycontest. Deadline is January 31.

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    Posted January 7, 2021

    The Twin Bill Seeks Baseball Essays, Fiction, Poetry and Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, accepted on a rolling basis
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions are open for the Spring issue of The Twin Bill, a literary baseball publication. We are looking for essays between 600-1,000 words, fiction up to 3,000 words, submissions of up to five poems, and visual art (comics, illustrations, visual representations of stats, we are open to any ideas). Please send submissions and pitches to . If you are interested in illustrating our pieces, please email us. All submissions will receive a personal response. There is no submission fee. For more details, visit www.thetwinbill.com/submissions/.

  • Posted January 7, 2021

    Cloudbank Poetry/Flash Fiction Contest

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

      Deadline: February 28, 2021
      Cloudbank is now accepting poetry submissions for Cloudbank 15, which will be published in July, 2021. 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 Contest Guidelines. Recent issues have featured poems by Robert Morgan, Richard Jones, Alice Friman, and Bruce Bond. For information about past issues, including winning poems, visit Cloudbank.  Revive us with your fire.

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  • Posted January 7, 2021

    Accepting Submissions: The Headlight Review Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Accepting Submissions: The Headlight Review Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: After 80 submissions received
      The Headlight Review
      ’s Annual Chapbook Prize in Prose is open for submissions! Send us your very best literary fiction, 6k-10k words, and you will be considered by our expert panel of judges for a $500 cash prize and publication of your manuscript. Submissions are $20 each, and all finalists will also be considered for publication. Publication in THR’s regular genres (Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, Book Reviews, & Interviews) is also year-round, and it is free to submit. Submission Guidelines for The Chapbook Prize, and for our year-round submissions, can be found on our website. We look forward to reading your work!

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    Posted January 6, 2021

    Parhelion Winter 2021 Submissions Open

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

    Parhelion is now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for Winter 2021. We seek gifted and skillful writing, writing that is fearless and loud (let us hear your voice!). Parhelion champions all writers, but it’s our passion to discover promising & bright new voices out there, like stars sparkling in the vast, unknowable universe, waiting to catch your eye—a streak of shimmering light across the night sky. parhelionliterary.com

    Posted January 6, 2021

    Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts 

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Book

    Sixteen Rivers Press invites Northern California authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts. All manuscripts will be read blind. Sixteen Rivers values diversity. We encourage poets of color, young poets, and LGBTQ writers to submit. Please note: Sixteen Rivers Press is a nonprofit, shared-work poetry collective. Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment. We are open for submissions from November 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021. For your manuscript to be considered please see the complete submission guidelines on our website: sixteenrivers.org.

  • Posted January 6, 2021

    HWP Seeks Fiction/Poetry/Flash for Paid Print Publication/Awards

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

    Haunted Waters Press seeking submissions for consideration in the 2nd edition of our fiction anthology Tin Can Literary Review—$250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, flash, and Penny Fiction for paid print publication in the 19th issue of our literary journal From the Depths. Works appearing online in SPLASH! are eligible for future offers of paid publication. All submissions considered for 2021 HWP Awards. Your words and endeavors are important to us! Custom artwork, author interviews, and the HWP Contributor Showcase are just a few of the ways we show our appreciation. Visit us today! www.hauntedwaterspress.com

    Posted January 6, 2021

    Girls Right the World Issue 5

    • Deadline info Extended Deadline: January 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fifth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to by January 31, 2021. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission

    Posted January 5, 2021

    Auroras & Blossoms International Submissions Call - Inspirational Art, Flash Fiction, Photography, Short Stories

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

    Launched in 2019, Auroras & Blossoms is dedicated to promoting positive and inspirational art; and giving artists (ages 13 and over) of all levels a platform where they can showcase their work and build their publishing credits. We publish photography, poetry, short stories, six-word stories, paintings, drawings, essays, and flash fiction in two magazines. We are also looking for testimonies and art on social justice for our new No Longer Ignored Anthology. We are particularly interested in entries from women, minorities, POC, and disabled artists. International submissions welcome. Submission Guidelines and apply here: abpoetryjournal.com/submit/.

  • Posted January 5, 2021

    We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open

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

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

    Posted January 5, 2021

    University of South Alabama

    • Blurb

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

  • Posted January 4, 2021

    The National Indie Excellence® Awards are Open for Entries

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The National Indie Excellence® Awards are Open for Entries
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. All entries for the 15th Annual NIEA contest must be postmarked by March 31st, 2021. www.indieexcellence.com

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  • Posted January 4, 2021

    Baltimore Review Poetry Contest - Set in Maryland

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Poetry Contest - Set in Maryland
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2021
      We want to see Maryland in your work. A street in Baltimore. The Ocean City Boardwalk. Eating at the Korean BBQ place in Remington. Climbing the steps in the Hooper Strait Lighthouse at St. Michaels. That time you played the slots at the Rocky Gap Casino. What happened on the Light Rail after the ballgame at Camden Yards. Just give us a glimpse of Maryland. No need to be a Maryland resident. Submit 1-3 poems. $5 fee. $300 and publication for the winning poem. All poems considered for publication in the spring issue and payment at regular rate. baltimorereview.org

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  • Posted January 4, 2021

    The Roadrunner Review Invites Students to Submit

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Roadrunner Review Invites Students to Submit
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2021
      The Roadrunner Review
      invites students to submit to our third annual Roadrunner Prizes. The winners in each genre—cover art, poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction—will receive $100 and publication in ISSUE 7. All submissions will be considered for publication. Submissions are free via Submittable. roadrunner.lasierra.edu/submissions/

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    Posted January 4, 2021

    Wordrunner eChapbook seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry for Themed Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    For our annual themed anthology, we welcome fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry or prose-poems about "Borderline Love"—love that is ambivalent, dubious, problematic, unrequited, impossible—be it familial, romantic, passionate, merciful, political—tell us about love in all its sometimes painful diversity. Submit your best work—a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words), three flash fictions (750-1000 words each), or three poems (up to one page each). Deadline: February 28, 2021. 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.

  • Posted January 4, 2021

    Submit your 50-word story to 50 Give or Take

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

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

    Posted January 4, 2021

    FLEAS ON THE DOG is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Magazine

    Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site that worries moralists is itchin’ twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays/screenplays, and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. See our guidelines for details. Runs Jan. 2 to Jan. 31. fleasonthedog.com

    Posted January 4, 2021

    Backbone Press Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Backbone Press Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 5, 2021
      We are accepting submissions to our 3rd annual chapbook contest. A prize of $250 and publication by Backbone Press along with 25 author copies is given to the winner. Iain Haley Pollock will judge. See our website for full guidelines: backbonepress.org/submissions/chapbook-competition/.

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  • Posted January 4, 2021

    Call for Submissions January 2021 - Change Seven Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Change Seven is an online literary journal. We seek to publish the best available fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, book reviews, and more from both established and emerging talents. We publish work that has not been published elsewhere, including blogs or personal websites. It should go without saying, but we have to say it: We only publish ORIGINAL work, which means work that belongs to you because you, and you alone, created it. We have two open reading periods each year: January 1–31 and June 1–30.  Please visit our site to see the Winter 2021 issue. www.changesevenmag.com

    Posted January 4, 2021

    The 2021 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The 2021 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2021
      The 2021 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Jericho Brown (poetry) & Debra Spark (fiction). Entry fee: $25. Entry period: December 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021. For complete guidelines visit our Duotrope listing.

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  • Posted December 28, 2020

    Five Pages is All You Need: First Pages Prize 2021

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Five Pages is All You Need: First Pages Prize 2021
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 7, 2021
      Open to un-agented writers worldwide, the First Pages Prize 2021 invites you to enter your first 5 pages of a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. 5 winners receive $5,000 USD, a developmental edit, and agent consultation. Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, to judge. Enter Jan 1- Feb 7; extended deadline Feb 21, 2021. For guidelines, terms & conditions, visit www.firstpagesprize.com. Happy writing and we cannot wait to read your pages!

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  • Posted December 23, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger, in print and ebook formats since 2011. We seek the voices of Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, gender nonbinary, neurodivergent, fat, disabled, border-straddling, poor, and more marginalized authors. We encourage connections, in work or by creator, to the Midwest, broadly construed. Now paying. Send ambitious, surprising new art and writing through stormcellar.submittable.com; learn more at stormcellar.org.

  • Posted December 23, 2020

    We Want the Best Stories in All Genres

    • Deadline info Deadline: 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 December 22, 2020

    Poetry Brings Us Together

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: January 18-23, 2021 Location: Virtual
      Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
      17th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, January 18-23, 2021. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes, and Tim Seibles. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more. One-on-one conference Faculty: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso-Torres. Special Guest: Gregory Orr and the Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large: Brian Turner. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop!

  • Posted December 21, 2020

    Shooter Literary Magazine 2021 Short Story Courses Open for Enrollment

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: January 8-February 26, March 5-April 23, April 30-June 18
      Event Location: Virtual
      Registration Deadline:
      Year-round
      Shooter’s editor, Melanie White, leads eight-week short story courses throughout the academic year. They are designed to help writers develop their craft and complete a polished short story. The courses are best suited to aspiring fiction writers keen to hone their skills and publish their work. Courses comprise a weekly class via email, including readings and exercises; a private Facebook group where participants can discuss class topics and work; one-to-one guidance with the course leader via email; optional feedback on completed stories; and consideration for inclusion in Shooter. Further information at shooterlitmag.com/short-story-courses.

  • Posted December 21, 2020

    BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25

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

    BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information.

  • Posted December 21, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 11 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Eleven, our Summer/Fall 2021 issue. 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 December 21, 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


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