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  • Posted March 26, 2020

    Submissions Open - Jacar Press A Community Active Press

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Big Title Submissions Open - Jacar Press A Community Active Press
    • Blurb

      Jacar Press, A Community Active Press, publishes poetry chapbooks, full-length collections, anthologies, and an award-winning online magazine, One which features Pulitzer Prize winners and new poets from 6 continents. Book sales support progressive organizations, including groups that address racism, gender discrimination, immigration issues, women's initiatives, violence and abuse, prisoner reintegration programs, and others. Jacar Press offers low-cost workshops featuring writers like Lynn Emanuel, Patricia Spears Jones, Dorianne Laux, Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Nelson, Ilya Kaminsky, etc. Chapbook and full-length contests open through April 30. Past judges have included Chana Bloch, Toi Derricotte, Hélène Cardona, Lola Haskins, Rickey Laurentiis, Dorianne Laux, Jamaal May, and others. jacarpress.com/submissions/#contests

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  • Posted March 26, 2020

    Submit to The Fiddlehead's Creative Nonfiction Contest!

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Submit to The Fiddlehead's Creative Nonfiction Contest!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2020
      The Fiddlehead invites submissions to its creative nonfiction contest! The contest opens on March 1 on Submittable and the deadline is June 1. One winning essay will be published in our Autumn 2020 issue and awarded $2000 CAD + publication payment. Your entry fee entitles you to a one-year subscription to The Fiddlehead, which includes a special 75th anniversary issue (that's 5 issues!). Visit our website for more details: thefiddlehead.ca!

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    Posted March 25, 2020

    Tolsun Books Wants to Read Your Work!

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Tolsun Books, an independent, non-profit press based in the Southwest, is now open for unsolicited submissions. We accept full-length and chapbook manuscripts made from parts: poetry, short-stories, essays, hybrids, translations, and things we couldn't have dreamed of. We value new and experienced, diverse authors with high-energy voices. The submission fee of $15 will be waived on the 15th of each month to make sure we include all authors. Manuscripts submitted without the fee will be given the same consideration as paid submissions, but please consider paying the fee if you are able as these fees help us make and promote our books. tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted March 25, 2020

    We Want the Best Stories in All Genres

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

    The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture the BMR strives to represent life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. Songs save the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Michel Stone, Genesis Greykid, Cassandra King, Melissa Studdard, and A.E. Stallings. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted March 25, 2020

    Women of Resilience Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Women of Resilience Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      The world needs stories of rediscovery and triumph. New, driven women write poetry that struggled, suffered, and now ascends to stand as light to others. The Women of Resilience Chapbook Contest is judged by the incomparable Melissa Studdard. We want poetry on fire. The winner receives a cash prize and publication of their labor. 100 copies of the winning chapbook will be professionally bound with a handmade appeal. A cash prize of $200.00 also goes to first place as does a feature interview in July’s Blue Mountain Review. Second, third, and honorable mentions also receive awards. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/women-of-resilience-chapbook-contest/

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    Posted March 25, 2020

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Palooka is an international literary magazine. For a decade we've featured up-and-coming, established, and brand-new writers, artists, and photographers from all around the world. We're open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, graphic narratives, and comic strips. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

    Posted March 24, 2020

    22 Under 22

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    This anthology seeks to offer a channel for people under 22 to talk to older people about their experiences and concerns. We are looking for short stories, poetry, essay, memoir, from people under 22 discussing what worries you? What angers you, or delights you? In other words: what’s on your mind? Submit up to three poems, or one short story, essay, or memoir up to 5000-words. Art and graphic stories are more than welcome, but the book will in black and white. Everyone under 22 is welcome. We are especially interested in voices from undeserved communities too often left out of the discussion. www.flexiblepub.com/22_under_22

    Posted March 24, 2020

    $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Patricia Smith

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Patricia Smith
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling
      Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer. For almost a quarter century the press has made this series the cornerstone of its work as a publisher of some of the country’s best poetry. The series is edited by Patricia Smith. The deadline for the 2022 Prize is September 30, 2020. For more information visit uapress.com.

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    Posted March 23, 2020

    Cow Creek Poetry Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Cow Creek Poetry Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2020
      The Cow Creek Chapbook Prize is a poetry chapbook contest brought to you by Pittsburg State University. We're open to all styles and subjects. As long as the poems challenge and capture the imagination, we want to see them. This year's judge is Marcus Wicker. The winning poet will receive $1,000 and 25 author copies. The chapbook will be published as a perfect bound book and sold both online and in limited bookstores. Guidelines and the submission portal can be found at www.cowcreekchapbook.org.

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    Posted March 23, 2020

    Club Plum Literary Journal Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poems & Art

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

    Submissions open for flash fiction of no more than 800 words and prose poems. Send unusual or lyrical pieces. Club Plum also seeks art: Please send one image only of pen-and-ink line art, pencil drawings, watercolor, experimental, impressionistic or abstract pieces, black-and-white or color. The editor will pass on photography. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com for details.

    Posted March 23, 2020

    Call for Response Poems & Short Prose

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2020
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Voices Project is taking submissions of poetry or prose in response to the current global health crisis. We believe self expression can be therapeutic for many people and promote empathy during uncertain times. We are interested in hearing your perspective, your reality, and also writings of hope. What did people do to help you or others? What acts of compassion have you witnessed? Prose, no longer than 350 words. Include a short thoughtful bio (160 words or less) with your submission. Multiple submissions welcome, no more than 2. We do not take anonymous submissions. Submit through our website: www.thevoicesproject.org/submit.html.

  • Posted March 19, 2020

    MFA in Creative Writing at UNCG: Find Your Story Here

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: January 1 (annually)
      One of the oldest creative writing programs in the country, UNC Greensboro’s MFA Writing Program offers fully funded graduate assistantships with stipends, tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance. The MFA is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on studio time for the writing of poetry or fiction. Students work closely with acclaimed faculty in one-on-one tutorials and small classes, including courses in contemporary publishing and creative nonfiction. Our campus features a Distinguished Visiting Writers Series of authors and editors; other professionalization opportunities include college teaching and hands-on editorial work for The Greensboro Review. More at mfagreensboro.org and greensbororeview.org.

  • Posted March 19, 2020

    Fictional Café Seeks Exhilarating, Adventurous New Short Stories

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Fictional Café is a highly regarded online ‘zine, seven years old with 800 Coffee Club members in 47 countries. Fiction only, please, that titillates the readers’ senses and provokes their minds. Your short story or novel excerpt should be extremely well written with engaging characters and a unique, avant-garde, or unconventional plot. Visit our site and read some recent works on the pictorial slider. Join our Coffee Club, then review our submissions guidelines. If you’re exploring fiction’s boundaries, we’re interested in reading your work. www.fictionalcafe.com

  • Posted March 19, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 9 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Nine. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted March 19, 2020

    This Is What America Looks Like—Submissions Open

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

    Calling poets & fiction writers from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (and all those who have links to these areas), The Washington Writers' Publishing House's first anthology in 25 years is open for submissions—This is What America Looks Like—and we want your poetry and short fiction. We are a 47-year old nonprofit, cooperative, all-volunteer press. We are looking for new and established writers, a cross-section of diverse voices, to write on America today. Be provocative, be personal or political (or both), we are looking for writing that helps us see and reflect on this moment we are living in. More information at www.washingtonwriters.org. Submit at wwph.submittable.com/submit. Deadline: June 1.

    Posted March 19, 2020

    Oyster River Pages is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered and marginalized. Additionally, our Emerging Voices section seeks new voices in fiction from those who have published fewer than two publications and who meet our submission criteria. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted March 18, 2020

    Diode Editions New Spring 2020 Titles

    Check out the latest books releasing from Diode Editions this month. Titles include The Last Human Heart, a poetry chapbook by Allison Joseph; Good Timing & Gertrude Stein: Inside Snoopy’s snout maggots feast upon my blood, a poetry chapbook by Julia Cohen; Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry: Interviews from the Documentary Film A Late Style of Fire edited by Gregory Donovan and Michele Poulos; Wider Than the Sky, a full-length poetry collection by Nancy Chen Long; and The Minister of Disturbances, a full-length poetry collection by Zeeshan Khan Pathan. www.diodeeditions.com

  • Posted March 18, 2020

    Elk River Writers Workshop - Paradise Valley, Montana

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling (July 1 final deadline)
      Elk River Arts and Lectures is now accepting applications to our summer writers workshop, August 16–21, at historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park. We host some of the most celebrated nature writers in the United States to work with students in an area of Montana that has inspired the work of conservationists and writers for decades. Workshop classes are limited to 10 students in each genre. This year, Rick Bass, Linda Hogan, and J. Drew Lanham, William Pitt Root, and Pamela Uschuk will serve as our core faculty. Apply via Submittable or visit: elkriverwriters.org.

  • Posted March 18, 2020

    Gival Press Sponsored Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book, Magazine
    • Big Title Gival Press Sponsored Contests
    • Blurb

      Gival Press is hosting three contests in 2020: the Gival Press Novel Award, the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, and the Gival Press Short Story Award. The Novel Award deadlines is May 30. The prize is $3k and book publication in 2021. The Oscar Wilde Award for the best LGBTQ poem deadline is June 27. The prize is $500 and online publication. The Short Story Award deadline is August 8. The Prize is $1,000 and online publication. For complete details on each contest, visit: www.Givalpress.Submittable.com.

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  • Posted March 18, 2020

    13th Annual Miller Audio Prize from the Missouri Review

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 13th Annual Miller Audio Prize from the Missouri Review
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: May 1, 2020
      The Missouri Review invites audio submissions of 15 minutes or less in the categories of poetry, prose, humor, and audio documentary. Winners in each category receive $1000, publication on our website, and promotion on our social media platforms. This year's guest judge is Alex Sujong Laughlin. All entrants receive a free digital subscription, and the first 100 entrants will also get a free e-book of their choice from Missouri Review Books. Deadline: May 1. www.missourireview.com/contests/audio-contest/

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  • Posted March 17, 2020

    Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: January 6
      For well over sixty years, this highly regarded Hollins MFA has supported lively and determined writers who want to concentrate on craft. Our intensive two-year graduate program helps students find their way in an atmosphere of cooperation and encouragement. Our students work successfully in poetry, short fiction, novels, and creative nonfiction—and in between genres. Our faculty writers take time to work with students in this vibrant, supportive community. Our alums have a remarkably high record of publication. Program provides graduate assistantships, teaching fellowships, travel funding, and generous scholarships. Most of all, a vibrant, supportive community. For information, www.hollins.edu/creative-writing-MFA.

  • Posted March 17, 2020

    EVENT Magazine's 2020 Non-Fiction Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title EVENT Magazine's 2020 Non-Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2020
      EVENT: A home for writers. A destination for readers. Now in its 49th year of publication, EVENT is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine that inspires and nurtures writers, showcasing the best contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, notes on writing, and book reviews three times a year, with stunning cover art and illustration. We are now accepting submissions of 5,000 words or less to the annual EVENT Non-Fiction Contest. $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by October 15, 2020. Visit www.eventmagazine.ca for exclusive online content, and to learn more about our unique Reading Service for Writers.

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  • Posted March 17, 2020

    Call for Submissions, The Compassion Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    What is this thing, hope, the tenacious part of us that makes us rise not only to the occasion, but out of bed? Dickinson acknowledges its perseverance ("never stops at all"), but sees it as a separate entity ("Yet, never, in extremity/ it asked a crumb of me") exempt from the human element, perhaps divine. For the spring edition of The Compassion Anthology, we are looking for work that inspires this universal and at the same time intensely personal attribute without being sentimental or cliché. Hope and the Human Spirit Deadline: April 15. Details at www.compassionanthology.com/submission-guidelines.html.

  • Posted March 16, 2020

    Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry $1000

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry $1000
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 15, 2020
      Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry: A poetry manuscript contest sponsored by The University of Utah Press and the University of Utah Department of English. $1000 cash prize plus publication for your poetry manuscript. Prize includes an additional $500 payment for travel and a reading in the University of Utah’s Guest Writers Series. See www.UofUpress.com/ali-poetry-prize for more details.

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  • Posted March 16, 2020

    Mistake House Magazine Deadline Extended

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine: A Place Between Ordinary and Odd. To support students whose schedules have been affected by the response to COVID-19, Mistake House is extending its submission deadline to March 30. We seek fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Submission window now closes March 30, 2020. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org/submit/.

    Posted March 16, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China

    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the summer of 2020. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science and technology—anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the guidelines before submitting. brushtalks.com

    Posted March 16, 2020

    ADANNA Seeks Women’s Stories during the Pandemic of Coronavirus Outbreak

    • Deadline info Deadline: Friday, May 15
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Adanna Literary Journal is a women focused print publication. We are seeking essay, poetry, and creative nonfiction that speaks towards the experience of mothering in a time of crisis—caring for children, especially those with children in college returning from affected areas, those with younger children exposed to media and the anxiety of school shut-downs, as well as women who are caring for elderly relatives or those in the medical profession. To submit, please go to adannajournal.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html. The subject line should read “Special Issue” to distinguish this from our annual issue.

    Posted March 16, 2020

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Photography, and Art

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

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

    Posted March 16, 2020

    Speckled Trout Review—Call for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 16, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Speckled Trout Review is an independent literary magazine. We like good storytelling in poems in which every word counts. However, abstract is not our thing; neither is overt political stuff. Appalachian poets are welcome here, in addition to many other subjects and styles from poets spanning the globe. In our short time, we have published a former poet laureate, Pushcart Prize nominees, Best of the Net recipients, contributors whose work has landed in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, POETRY, Tar River Poetry, ThreePenny Review, and numerous anthologies. Specific submission guidelines can be found at www.speckledtroutreview.com. Deadline for our Spring 2020 issue is April 16.

    Posted March 12, 2020

    Willow Writers' Retreat: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

    • Blurb

      Event Dates: March 27–30, 2020; Americus, GA
      Deadline: January 31 & February 10 (early bird); February 24 (final)
      A rejuvenating writing retreat at a gorgeous B&B with sumptuous breakfasts in Southwest Georgia. The retreat is facilitated by Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. You may be working on a new book or revising a short story. You may be new to writing and would enjoy sharing ideas with a supportive group along the way, or you simply need quiet time away to immerse yourself in the writing process, nurturing your soul. No matter where you are in the process, you are welcome. There will be one-on-one manuscript consultations as well as group writes and creative prompts. Also, there will be time to write! willowwritersretreat.com

    Posted March 12, 2020

    The MacGuffin Seeks Formal Poetry!

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

    The MacGuffin is featuring formal poetical works in Volume 36, No. 3! We’ll take a look at any poem in an established metrical form, but save any free or blank verse for a different issue. Send up to five poems, listing their titles and forms in an email cover letter, using “Form Issue” in the subject line. Submissions also considered via post and Submittable (themacguffin.submittable.com/submit). Please send all work by April 1, 2020. Prose is still being considered for general publication in this issue. For more information, please see our website at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin or send us an email at .

    Posted March 11, 2020

    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 2020 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 9 years we have published 400 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 11, 2020

    Guest Editor Sima Rabinowitz Invites Submissions for HA&L Issue Fourteen.2

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Science is among the most creative of human endeavors. From ancient depictions of scientists and scientific phenomena to contemporary graphic novel formats, from Frankenstein to recent best-selling novels dealing with such themes as pharmacology and climate change, and from memoirs on scientific discovery to essays on “life in the lab,” the people and ideas of science continue to capture our imaginations. We seek work that incorporates ideas, language, characters, main or sub-themes, images, and artwork related to STEM expansively imagined and rendered. Full call: halmagazine.wordpress.com/submit/submit-to-hal-magazine. Send submissions or queries to .

    Posted March 11, 2020

    The Absurdist Wants Your Weird Ideas

    • Deadline info Deadline: Tuesday, March 31
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Absurdist Fiction Magazine is an online publication of strange and surreal fiction, featuring a new story every week. We are looking for short fiction (750-1,250 words) that is as engaging as it is bizarre. It can be farcical, unsettling, or just a little off-center—check out previously published work to get a sense of what fits. If you are interested in submitting, please review the guidelines at absurdistmag.com/submissions and show us what goes on in there.

    Posted March 11, 2020

    StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 28, 2020
      Entries for the Fifth Annual StoryQuarterly Nonfiction Prize will close on March 28, 2020. The winner will receive $1000, and the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will be published in StoryQuarterly Issue 53. We are looking for previously unpublished work of around 6,250 words or less. Our judge is T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Sun, Grub Street Diet, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Medium, and she has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo. storyquarterly.camden.rutgers.edu

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    Posted March 11, 2020

    Chestnut Review Seeks Stubborn Artists of All Types

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

    Chestnut Review (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for our Summer issue (2.1). We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (5 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<4k words), 4-6 poems, or 10 images. 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 March 10, 2020

    The Arts & Letters Prize Competition is Open!

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Arts & Letters Prize Competition is Open!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2020
      For our 22nd annual prizes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, we offer the winner in each category a $1,000 prize and publication in the next year’s Fall or Spring issue. All writers and poets writing in English are eligible to enter, excepting friends, relatives, or current and former students of the current-year judges. All fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction prize submissions will also be considered for publication at regular payment rates. The submission period for our annual prizes is February 1 – March 31. The entry fee is $20. Submit now! artsandletters.gcsu.edu

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    Posted March 10, 2020

    Call for Submissions: The Helix

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2020
    • 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 2020 issue (online and in print). 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/.

    Posted March 10, 2020

    Parhelion Accepting Summer Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is accepting short story, flash, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the Summer 2020 issue. Please check out our previous issues to get an idea of what we accept, and the submission guidelines to submit. We look forward to reading your work, and thanks for considering us! parhelionliterary.com

    Posted March 9, 2020

    Blink-Ink Road Trip

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Those same old four walls getting you down? Nothing going on, and not likely to? A road trip is the only cure. Time to get out of Dodge! So where to go, or does it matter? The time to pack up and go is now. Tell us your tails of the trails, your songs of the highway, be they real, imagined, or seemingly impossible in stories approximately 50 words in length. Send your submissions in the body of an email to: . No poetry, attachments, or bios please. Submissions are open now through April 15th, 2020. www.blink-ink.org

    Posted March 9, 2020

    The Massachusetts Review Calls for Native-authored Work for Special Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    The editors of the Massachusetts Review, along with guest editors Tacey Atsitty, Laura Furlan, and Toni Jensen, welcome submissions for a special issue of new Native-authored work. MR’s first Native-focused issue—scheduled for publication in December 2020—coincides with the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth landing. MR is a literary journal committed to social justice and equality; our issues include poetry, fiction, artwork, and essays. See www.massreview.org to learn more about the journal. Send queries and submissions to and please name the genre (e.g., “FICTION: Title') in your subject line.

    Posted March 9, 2020

    Call for Submissions, Poetry and Short Prose

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

    The Voices Project (www.thevoicesproject.org), a literary journal, mainly for women and girls, is taking submissions of poetry or prose. We are currently looking to publish the work of poets who have not yet been published on this site. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Include a short thoughtful bio (160 words or less) with your submission. Multiple submissions welcome, no more than 2. We no longer take anonymous submissions. Check our site and see what we may be missing and submit something to that accord, if inclined. Submit through our website: www.thevoicesproject.org/submit.html.

    Posted March 9, 2020

    Sandeen Prize in Poetry, University of Notre Dame

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Sandeen Prize in Poetry, University of Notre Dame
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2020
      The Sandeen Prize in Poetry is open to any author, with the exception of ND graduates, who has published at least one collection of poetry. We pay special attention to second volumes. A $15 administrative fee should accompany submissions. Make checks payable to University of Notre Dame. The volumes of the Sandeen Prize will be published in trade paperback format. The author will be offered a standard contract with the University of Notre Dame Press. There will be a $1,000 prize, a $500 award, and a $500 advance against royalties from the Notre Dame Press. Submission information on program website: english.nd.edu/creative-writing/.

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  • Posted March 9, 2020

    Applications Open—Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop

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      Event Dates: July 5–24, 2020; Los Angeles
      Applications are open for the Summer 2020 Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop: July 5–24, 2020 at Emerson College's L.A. campus. Scholarship deadline is extended to March 30; all applications due by April 13. For more information and to apply, visit thepublishingworkshop.com.

    Posted March 5, 2020

    Puerto del Sol Prose and Poetry Contests

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

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

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  • Posted March 5, 2020

    Killer Nashville Writing Competitions for Published & Unpublished Works

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book, Event
    • Big Title Killer Nashville Writing Competitions for Published & Unpublished Works
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2020
      Killer Nashville is the premier forum for all literature incorporating mystery, thriller, suspense, or true crime. We host two annual writing competitions: The Killer Nashville Claymore Award and the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award.  The Claymore competition is for unpublished works. Prizes include the Claymore Award, possible publication, publicity, and more. Written critiques are also available. The Silver Falchion competition is for works published in 2019. Prizes for this award include a $250 cash prize, a medal, publicity, and more. Winners will be announced at the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference August 22, 2020. killernashville.com/awards

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  • Posted March 5, 2020

    FORCE MAJEURE Flash Contest

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

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

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  • Posted March 5, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

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

    Posted March 5, 2020

    The Red Wheelbarrow Review Seeks Submissions for the Summer 2020 Issue

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Red Wheelbarrow Review, formerly Red Savina Review (est. 2013), is open for submissions. The editors have a fresh focus in line with poet Rich Murphy’s concern that literature is in need of “prophetic voices now.” We seek poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction where word meets spirit in a commingling of the sacred and mundane. We have published writers such as Sharman Apt Russell, winner of the John Burroughs Medal; Rich Murphy, winner of the Gival Press Poetry Prize; Khanh Ha, winner of the Robert Watson Literary Prize; bestselling memoirist Gleah Powers; and many others. Submission guidelines at theredwheelbarrowreview.com/submissions/.

  • Posted March 5, 2020

    Driftwood Press Submissions Open

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

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


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