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  • Posted March 18, 2019

    Community of Writers Poetry and Fiction, Nonfiction, and Memoir Workshops

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: March 28, 2019
      Event Dates: June 22-29, July 8-15; Squaw Valley,  California
      The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley brings together poets and writers for week-long summer writing workshops. We have helped talented writers improve their craft since 1969. Morning workshops. Individual conferences. Craft lectures and panels. Poetry Workshop: June 22-June 29; Writers Workshops: July 8-15. Financial Aid available. Visit our website (www.communityofwriters.org) or call for more information: (530) 470-8440.

    Posted March 18, 2019

    Rockvale Writers' Colony Hosts Poetry Contest with Theme of "Time"

    • Big Title Rockvale Writers' Colony Hosts Poetry Contest with Theme of "Time"
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      We invite you to submit 1-3 poems with the theme of Time to our poetry contest celebrating National Poetry Month. The word "time" or some form of the word must appear in the title or body of the poem. The winner will receive a week-long residency at RWC and publication of the winning poem in our sister journal, Rockvale Review. Please read all guidelines and additional information carefully before submitting. We read blind, so no names on your work. Submission fee is $10. We can't wait to read your poems! https://rockvalewriterscolony.org/poetry-contest/

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  • Posted March 18, 2019

    F(r)iction Spring Literary Contests

    • Big Title F(r)iction Spring Literary Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 5, 2019
      $2100 in prizes. F(r)iction encourages submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style. Reading fee varies $8-$15 between submissions categories. The submission categories are: short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Each category winner, along with the five top finalists, will also be considered for publication in F(r)iction alongside original artwork from our talented team of artists. Detailed submission guidelines: https://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest/.

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  • Posted March 18, 2019

    The Missouri Review's 12th Annual Miller Audio Prize

    • Subtitle 12th Annual Miller Audio Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/19
    • Big Title The Missouri Review's 12th Annual Miller Audio Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2019
      DEADLINE EXTENDED. The Missouri Review has extended the deadline for the 12th Annual Miller Audio Prize. Submit entries in the following categories: audio documentary, poetry, prose, and humor. Winners receive $1000, digital publication, and a digital subscription to TMR. Visit our website for more details: www.missourireview.com/contests/audio-contest/!

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    Posted March 15, 2019

    The Hunger: Open for Submissions Until April 15th

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The Hunger is a journal of visceral writing that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid work, and visual art. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential. Send us work that bleeds. We want to be devoured. For submission guidelines visit www.thehungerjournal.com/submit.

    Posted March 15, 2019

    Spokane Prize for Short Fiction - $2000 Prize + Publication

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/19
    • Big Title Spokane Prize for Short Fiction - $2000 Prize + Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2019
      Willow Springs Books is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. We offer a $2,000 prize for a previously unpublished book-length manuscript (minimum 98 pages, 3 short stories). Previous winners include: Dariel Suarez, Jaclyn Watterson, Glori Simmons, and Molly Giles. Willow Springs Books in a self-funded, non-profit press housed in Eastern Washington University’s MFA program directed by poet Christopher Howell. Please direct any questions to the managing editor Taylor Waring, at . Reading fee $27.50. Deadline June 15th. Submit at wse.submittable.com or visit willowspringsbooks.org for more information.

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  • Posted March 15, 2019

    Ruminate Magazine Announces the 2019 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize!

    • Contest Deadline 5/15 (plus 3-day grace period)
    • Big Title Ruminate Magazine Announces the 2019 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2019 (plus a 3-day grace period)
      The prize will be judged by award-winning poet, Carlos Santos Perez and is open to all forms of poetry. There are no geographical restrictions. $20 entry fee includes a complimentary digital copy of Ruminate. First place winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. You may submit up to 2 poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each. For complete guidelines, please visit www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/poetry-prize.
      *Ruminate is a nonprofit, contemplative magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest art and storytelling, and living awake.

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  • Posted March 15, 2019

    $4000 Palette Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/19
    • Big Title $4000 Palette Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2019
      We are thrilled to offer the Palette Poetry Prize for 2019 with a grand prize of $4,000 and publication. We are seeking one excellent poem that speaks to what poetry is and can be for our world today. The winner will be selected by our guest judge, Edward Hirsch. www.palettepoetry.com

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  • Posted March 14, 2019

    2019 New Poetry from the Midwest Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
    • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Anthology

    A biennial anthology featuring poetry from and about the Midwestern region of the United States published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Journals may submit 3 poems for free. Poets may submit 3 poems for $3. Three $100 Heartland Poetry Prizes will be awarded. All contributors receive a free copy. More information: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted March 14, 2019

    Arlington Literary Journal Open to Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    ArLiJo, an ejournal from Gival Press, will open for submissions of art, poetry, and short fiction between January 15 to April 15. No reading fee; submit via portal: givalpress.submittable.com. Payment: book from Gival Press catalog.

    Posted March 14, 2019

    West Texas Literary Review Seeks Submissions

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

    West Texas Literary Review is a national print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and photographs that are thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. We nominate for awards and we pay with a print contributor copy. Submit your best work year-round at www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php.

    Posted March 14, 2019

    BLJ Wants Creative Works from You!

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

    BALLOONS Lit. Journal, a Hong Kong-based literary magazine for young readers, is inviting clever poems, short fiction, and artwork from anyone who appreciates and possesses creativity. Do read our current and past issues to get a taste of our style. Submission guidelines are here: www.balloons-lit-journal.com/submission.html. When you are ready, send us your work and a bio note. We can't wait to read your work!

    Posted March 14, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In 8 years we have published over 360 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

    Posted March 14, 2019

    Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 9. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’re probably the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington. www.goldmanpublishing.com

    Posted March 13, 2019

    Call for Submissions: Glintmoon

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

    Glintmoon, a literary journal of short poetry, seeks poems of 10 lines or fewer. We encourage submissions from underrepresented voices and welcome work that considers race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, and disability in original and meaningful ways. We want to see fervent, unorthodox work that stretches and reimagines what the short poem is and what it can do. Give us life and depth, the human and the now. We pay $5 per poem. Our first issue will debut in May. See our site for details and submissions guidelines: glintmoon.com.

  • Posted March 12, 2019

    8th Annual Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

    • Blurb

      June 23-29, 2019; St. Mary's College of Maryland
      Appication Deadline: Rolling Admissions
      The Chesapeake Writers’ Conference is now accepting applications for summer 2019. 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. Explore our unique opportunities: course credit for college students, graduate credit for teachers, one-on-one meetings with publishing professionals, and a youth workshop for high schoolers. In your free time, enjoy our waterfront campus by kayak or paddleboard. Sunsets worth writing about! go.smcm.edu/cwc

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Call for Submissions: The Helix

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The Helix Literary and Art Magazine, an undergraduate publication based in Central Connecticut, seeks compelling poetry, prose, and art for its Spring 2019 issue (print and online). Any and all subject matters considered, but bonus points for topics that might be of interest to a college audience. Submit at helixmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/. Deadline: April 5th, 2019.

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Book

    Tolsun Books is looking for energetic, full-length manuscripts from diverse authors for our 2020 catalog. We accept anything made from parts: poetry, short stories, flash memoir, hybrids, comics-poetry, photo-essays, micro-plays, and things we've never seen before. We do not accept novels or genre works, and we are not accepting chapbooks, at this time. Submissions are $10. In order to serve the widest community of writers, we will be offering free submissions on the 15th of each month. tolsunbooks.com

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Haunted Waters Press Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press seeks fiction, poetry, and flash for consideration in the 2019 issue of From the Depths. Open to all genres, themes, and writers. Contributors accepted for print publication receive payment, online author interview in SPLASH!, and author profile in the HWP Contributor Showcase. All submissions considered for 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with $250 cash awards, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside work. Also accepting submissions: Expedited decision for seven day response and Penny Fiction featuring exceptionally short stories of exactly 19 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Parhelion Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

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

    Parhelion Literary Magazine is accepting fiction, flash, nonfiction, poetry, and photography for our summer 2019 issue. We look for strong writing, fresh voices, and compelling characters. Our magazine is growing and we look forward to reading your work! Please review our guidelines before submitting and take a look at what we're publishing. We appreciate it! parhelionliterary.com

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Lily Poetry Review Call for Submissions

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

    Lily Poetry Review, a biannual print journal, seeks poetry and flash fiction submissions for its summer issue. No fee to submit. Learn more at our website: lilypoetryreview.blog/submission-guidelines/.

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Voice of Eve Accepting Women's Poetry and Art

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

    Voice of Eve is a magazine dedicated to women's poetry and artwork. We celebrate women, their spirit, and their expression through art. Please read guidelines at www.voiceofeve.net/submissions before submitting. We look forward to seeing your most beautiful and precious work.

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Capulet Mag is Looking for Young Women Writers & Artists

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all Capulets! Capulet Mag is a magazine by young women for young women. We are currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2019 edition. We accept work from young women between the ages of 15–29. All levels of experience are encouraged to apply. We accept the following types of submissions: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. We are open to all genres, mediums, and styles. Visit CapuletMag.com for submission guidelines.

    Posted March 11, 2019

    Spring 2019 Retreats with Center for Creative Writing

    • Blurb

      May and June; New York and New Mexico
      Application Deadline: March 15-April 1
      For nearly 30 years, the Center for Creative Writing has helped beginning and blocked writers find their way with words in supportive online courses and energizing retreats. Coming up: long-weekend intensives in spiritual writing (May 2-5) with Tawni Waters in Old Town Albuquerque, and in memoir (May 16-19) and writing for children (June 13-16) with Helena Clare Pittman in the New York Catskills. Inspired community, generous feedback by passionate, professional teaching writers, quiet and group time, and a jump-start for your creativity. Luxury lodging and most meals included with registration. Come write with us! Learn more and register at creativewritingcenter.com/writers-retreat.

    Posted March 8, 2019

    New American Voices Award for Immigrant Writers - $5,000

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/5/19
    • Big Title New American Voices Award for Immigrant Writers - $5,000
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 5, 2019
      Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research are accepting submissions for the New American Voices Award, a post-publication book prize for immigrant writers. First place wins $5,000, and runners up win $1,000. All finalists will appear at the Fall for the Book festival in October 2019. Judges are E.C. Osondu, Alia Malek, and Reyna Grande. For full guidelines, visit fallforthebook.org/submitnav.

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  • Posted March 7, 2019

    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, seeks amazing writing and images. We encourage authors who happen to be women, POC, indigenous, lgbq+, of trans experience, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, disabled, or otherwise under-represented. Bonus points if you or your work is connected, in some way, to the Midwest. Send your photo filters, whirligigs, magic words, and adventures: surprise us! Full guidelines and FAQ at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit. Submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted March 7, 2019

    Submissions Now Open For "Summer "Romance"

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    “Summer fling, don’t mean a thing but—uh-oh—those summer nights!” Fling or heartbreak, interlude or turning point… or does Summer Romance only happen to other people? Bashful encounters, all consuming passion, gentle romance, or too quirky and weird to be described. Could be something else entirely! Tell us your best summer lovin’ stories in approximately 50 words or less. Artwork requested as well. Submissions are open March 1st through April l5th, 2019. Send submissions in the body of an email to: . General details and guidelines on our website www.blink-ink.org. We respond to all submissions & inquiries.

    Posted March 7, 2019

    Feels Blind Literary Call for Submissions, No Fee

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Feels Blind Literary is excited to announce our first annual DIY Prize for writers who identify as women. The winner will receive $100 and publication in Issue #2. All runners-up also will be featured in our second issue. We’re looking for an essay, poems, a play, or a short story wherein you or your protagonist repairs or rebuilds something. This could involve ending something toxic, building alliances, or challenging social norms and powerful stakeholders. There’s no fee to submit. Send contest submissions to by June 1. The deadline for general submissions is July 1. For more information visit www.feelsblindliterary.com/submissions.

    Posted March 6, 2019

    The MacGuffin is Now Open for Summer and Fall!

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

    The MacGuffin is currently looking for poetry, prose, and fine art to include in our upcoming Summer and Fall 2019 issues. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got robbed at water gunpoint. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back. We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

  • Posted March 6, 2019

    2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest

    • Big Title 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. $500 in prizes awarded to three individual flash pieces. We especially desire entries by women and nonbinary people, people of color and indigenous authors, writers who are lgbtqia+, border-straddling, neuroatypical, disabled, poor, or otherwise marginalized. Send us your best short writing, any form, any content: fiction, nonfiction, hybrid, fragment, experimental, illustrated, wild things! $5 entry fee; free entry available for financial hardship. All entries considered for publication; all entrants receive prize issue. Judged by the editors of Storm Cellar. Full guidelines: stormcellar.submittable.com/submit/72759/.

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    Posted March 4, 2019

    Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work

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

    Trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking and accepting new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart, your fears and reconciliations. Send that good human stuff our way. We nominate for Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions. We have a $3 fee for most submissions but also a free option for economically disadvantaged writers, as well as a quick response option. Visit our submissions page for more information: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

    Posted March 4, 2019

    Phantom Drift is Now Accepting Strange and Fantastic Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Phantom Drift strives to feature writing and art that shatters boundaries and is unafraid to shift shape. Please do peruse our guidelines, visit our submittable page, and submit work that takes us to a milieu where anything can happen. We're accepting work right now through the close of April. www.phantomdrift.org

  • Posted March 4, 2019

    Lesley University MFA in Creative Writing Program

    • Blurb

      Find Your Audience. Cultivate inspiring relationships with fellow-writers at Lesley’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. You’ll stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a capital of creative culture—during your 9-day residencies designed to move your writing forward. You’ll pursue interdisciplinary study, in the form of internships, study abroad, or independent study, as a spur for new ideas. And you’ll put your pieces before prominent publishers, agencies, and literary figures who, as masters of their craft and passionate mentors, will give you the tough love you need to bring your writing to the world. Learn more: lesley.edu/mfa-writing-program.

  • Posted March 4, 2019

    Take Your Writing to the Next Level

    • Blurb

      Hofstra University offers the MFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in fiction, poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction, and now the MFA in Creative Writing for Writers of Spanish. Located just 25 miles east of New York City, Hofstra allows students to pursue a curriculum that is guided by a diverse and distinguished faculty, and mixes workshops with literature and craft courses. Hofstra also offers two literary journals for your work: AMP (co-sponsored by the MFA program and the Department of English) and Windmill: The Hofstra Journal of Literature & Art (a joint project of Hofstra University’s MFA in Creative Writing and BA in English/Publishing Studies). www.hofstra.edu/mfa

    Posted March 4, 2019

    Press 53 Immersion Poetry Series Call For Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Book

    Press 53 seeks authors with full-length poetry manuscripts containing immersive content on their unique lifestyles or areas of expertise. Subject matter should be unfamiliar but informative and relatable to most readers. Calling for cover letter detailing subject matter and 8-10 pages of poetry as a sample. Complete manuscripts may be requested for samples fitting the series. No reading fee. See Press53.com for more details.

    Posted March 4, 2019

    Otis Nebula Seeks Work By Gen X Writers

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Gen Xers, the last humans to have come of age in pre-digital times, possess a peculiarly essential, even radical perspective. Not only have they managed to avoid the aggressive aspirational tendencies that drive Boomers and Millennials but, as writers, they understand that the freedom to explore and express points-of-view other than those into which they were born is at the core of art in general and literature specifically. For these and other reasons, we’re turning ON into a safe-space specifically for them. Visit our Contribute page to learn more. www.otisnebula.com/otisnebula/contribute.html

  • Posted March 4, 2019

    Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors (One Week Response Available)

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, 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 craft essays, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted March 4, 2019

    Flock Seeks "Kith and Kin"Themed Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Flock (est. 2002) seeks creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions for our fall themed issue, KITH AND KIN. Winner of a 2018 CLMP Firecracker Award, the journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content. We are also open for artwork and graphic literature. flocklit.com

  • Posted March 4, 2019

    2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open

    • Subtitle 2019 Full-length Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/19
    • Big Title 2019 Autumn House Full-Length Contests Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2019
      The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1 and closes June 30 (Eastern Time). To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. There is a $30 reading fee to submit. The judges for the 2019 full-length contests are Cornelius Eady (poetry), Aimee Bender (fiction), and Paul Lisicky (nonfiction). www.autumnhouse.org

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    Posted March 4, 2019

    The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

    • Subtitle Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/19
    • Big Title The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2019
      The 2019 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Eric Pankey (poetry) & Victor LaValle (fiction). Entry fee: $30. Entry period: December 1, 2018 - April 1, 2019. For complete guidelines visit orisonbooks.submittable.com.

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  • Posted March 4, 2019

    The 2019 Memoir Magazine #MeToo Nonfiction Essay Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/19
    • Big Title The 2019 Memoir Magazine #MeToo Nonfiction Essay Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2019
      The winning story will be awarded $500 and publication in Memoir Magazine. Have you or someone you know survived sexual harassment, assault, rape, or abuse? How does it affect your life today? In under 3,000 words, show us how the pain of abuse can affect us as a person, a family, a society. Your essay may be humorous, sad, upsetting, one paragraph or several pages long, but most of all, it should be your untold truth expressed in your unique voice. Open to all writers. Emerging writers, men, and underrepresented voices are encouraged to submit! Visit bit.ly/2C09SUl for complete guidelines.

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    Posted March 4, 2019

    $5,000 Prize: Gemini Magazine 10th Annual Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/19
    • Big Title $5,000 Prize: Gemini Magazine 10th Annual Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2019
      In celebration of our tenth year, we have increased first prize from $1,000 to $5,000. Second place: $250. Three honorable mentions: $50 each. Entry fee: $10. We are open to any subject, style, genre, or length. Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work by email or snail mail. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2019 issue of Gemini. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests. All entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. We look forward to reading your work! www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

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  • Posted March 4, 2019

    Rabbit Catastrophe Review: Real Good Poem Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 3/31/19
    • Big Title Rabbit Catastrophe Review: Real Good Poem Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2019
      Our annual single poem contest is open for submissions. $1,000 for the winning poem + 25 original limited edition broadsides + publication in Rabbit Catastrophe Review. Finalists will also be published in RCR. Send up to three of your best REAL GOOD POEMS. rabbitcatastrophepress.com/real-good-poem-prize

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  • Posted March 1, 2019

    Heart Poems

    • Subtitle HEART Poetry Award
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/31/19
    • Big Title Heart Poems
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2019
      HEART Poetry Award is open to submissions of unpublished prose poems. Winner receives $500 and publication in 2019 edition of HEART. $10.00 covers 3 poems and reserves a copy of HEART #14. Include name, address, phone, and email on each page. View past issues and winners online at www.nostalgiapress.com. Submit payment on website. Email poems to or mail to Nostalgia Press, 115 Randazzo Ct., Elloree, SC 29047.

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  • Posted March 1, 2019

    Meat for Tea: The Valley Review Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info See website for next reading period.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Submit your best poetry, prose, cartoons, visual art, and recipes to award-winning arts & literary journal, Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, an independent, non-academic affiliated arts & literary journal. www.meatfortea.com

  • Posted March 1, 2019

    Write Creative Nonfiction? Hippocampus has Several Submission & Learning Opps

    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Hippocampus Magazine and Books has several publication and learning opportunities available for writers of creative nonfiction. Here’s a brief overview: New issue 7x/year; monthly articles & reviews. Accepting essay & memoir excerpts (up to 4k words) and flash CNF (up to 1k words) submissions: 3/1-12/31. Annual contest w/ $1000 prize opens May 1; annual theme issue opens in July. Book queries/proposal reading period varies. Guidelines online. Annual conference: Aug. 23-25 in Lancaster, PA. Online (webinar) classes coming soon. Plus, reading panel volunteer and intern opps. www.hippocampusmagazine.com

  • Posted March 1, 2019

    Dignity, Power, & Place in the Caribbean Space

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

    Often the pivot point of personal, ethnographic, historical, economic, and geographic concerns hinges on dignity: The mother–daughter/father–son motif, the citizen–nation dynamic, or the captive–captor power model in regional and diasporic permutations. Power, whether the love of it, the need for it, or the abuse of it, finds its truths within the embrace of dignity, while the immigrant and the refugee, the ocean and its bounty, technology and its universe—dystopian or realistic—proffer concepts of place. For whether by birth, creation, or adoption, eking out our place is an ongoing Caribbean dialectic. Explore with us! www.thecaribbeanwriter.org

    Posted March 1, 2019

    Cricket, Spider, and Ladybug seek Indigenous Stories

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Cricket (for ages 9-14), Spider (for ages 6-9), and Ladybug (for ages 3-6) are looking for contemporary and historical fiction and nonfiction on the theme “Indigenous Stories.” We want to see heartfelt stories by and about indigenous peoples of North America. Tell us about special family moments, traditions continued or lost, life on or off a reservation, or an important moment in history. Please provide a detailed source list or the name of the person you consulted if you are not a member of the community you’re writing about. Further information can be found at cricketmag.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted March 1, 2019

    Spider Magazine for Ages 6-9 seeks Submissions on "Enchanted Forest"

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Spider, a literary magazine for children, is looking for stories, poems, short plays, and activities for the theme “Enchanted Forest.” Show us worlds of magic and wonder, full of unicorns, witches in the woods, mythical beasts, and fairytale castles. Fractured and contemporary fairytales welcome. Full guidelines can be found at cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-6-9.

    Posted March 1, 2019

    More Queer Families & Queer Around the World Too

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Seeking creative nonfiction memoirs, essays, and poetry for the follow-ups to two themed LGBTQ+ True Stories titles: Queer Families (on family) and Queer Around the World (on travel, multiculturalism and immigration) from a LGBTQ+ perspective. Simultaneous/multiple subs ok. No reprints. Please include a short bio with your submission & indicate to which publication you’re submitting. Pen names ok but please indicate legal name too. 3,500 words for prose; up to 5 pages per poem for poetry. Pay: $5 per printed page in the final book. More details: qommunicatepublishing.com/submissions.


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