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  • Posted September 24, 2021

    18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

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      Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
      Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
      Event Location: Virtual
      18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.

  • Posted September 23, 2021

    Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri Journal of Coastline College at Submittable. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Fall 2021 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words. Website: nzuriJournal.com.

  • Posted September 23, 2021

    Hole In The Head Review Seeks New & Established Poets

    • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Hole In The Head Review—a quarterly journal of art, photography, & poetry—was founded in 2020. We are enthusiastic about publishing both new and established poets like Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Peter Johnson, Betsy Sholl, Richard Jones, David Weiss, Marie Harris, Mimi White, Richard Foerster, Lisa Zimmerman, Sheleen McElhinney  Cyrus Cassells, Charles Simic, James Crenner, Ralph Savarese, and Kenneth Rosen—and artists/photographers like Charter Weeks, Richard Heckler, Eva Rose Goetz, Greg Clary, K. Johnson Bowles, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Paul Brahms, and Garrett Speirs. Hole in The Head Review is published four times a year—Groundhog Day, May Day, the editor’s birthday in August, and the day after Halloween. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted September 20, 2021

    New Letters Editor's Choice Award—$1,000 + Publication

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title New Letters Editor's Choice Award—$1,000 + Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 18, 2021
      New Letters invites you to submit work that experiments and that crosses the traditional boundaries of genre and form to our Editor's Choice Award. Enter your hybrid work—your lyric essays, prose poems, short-shorts, collages, micro-memoirs . . . whatever you’re doing that’s experimental, we want to see it. The winner will receive $1,000 plus publication in an issue of New Letters. www.newletters.org/editors-choice-award/

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  • Posted September 20, 2021

    Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2021
    • Type Magazine

    Beginning fall 2021, the Kings River Review will be publishing artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of community college students. Submission Deadlines: November 1 for the fall issue and April 15 for the spring issue. Submission Requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; Creative Nonfiction and Fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to www.reedleycollege.edu/academics/divisions/division-a/kings-river-review.html  for full submission guidelines. Questions? E-mail us: .

  • Posted September 20, 2021

    Call for Submissions: What Now?: The Future We Make

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Nimrod International Journal invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our spring 2022 thematic issue, What Now?: The Future We Make. In this time of change, the question that keeps arising is: “What now?”  We now have a rare opportunity to pause and question our often unexamined assumptions about the world as it is and as it could be. We would love to read your work about what comes next in our futures on an individual, relationship, or family level and our social, national, and worldwide future. For complete guidelines and to submit, please visit our website.

  • Posted September 20, 2021

    The Garfield Lake Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The Garfield Lake Review is an annual literary and visual arts journal started in 1971 by Olivet College students. We produce a print journal and post an online edition on our website. The Garfield Lake Review prides itself in accepting a wide selection of fiction, poetry, and visual arts. Our theme this year is seasons. Send us anything that involves movement, change, growth, and progression. All submissions are reviewed anonymously, regardless of form, which assures that no author will be judged by race, creed, sexual orientation, or political ideology. No submission fee. Visit us at www.garfieldlakereview.com.

    Posted September 20, 2021

    Planisphere Q Seeks Flash Fiction, Vignettes, Character Sketches, and Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Planisphere Q is seeking submissions for its third issue. "Dark Forest" is the theme. Any interpretation of the word is acceptable. All genres are accepted. The 500-word limit is firm. Flash fiction, vignettes, character sketches, and poetry accepted. See submission guidelines. www.planisphereq.com

    Posted September 16, 2021

    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 September 16, 2021

    Vern Rutsala Book Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Vern Rutsala Book Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      The Vern Rutsala Book Prize is an annual contest sponsored by Cloudbank Books. The winner receives a $1,000 cash award, plus publication. This year’s judge is Doug Ramspeck. Most recent prize winners were John Kooistra for Long Voyage Gathering Light and Jane Craven for My Bright Last Country. Submission due date is October 31, 2021. For details visit Contest Guidelines Cloudbank also awards a $200 prize for one poem or flash fiction published in each magazine. Regular submissions are accepted year round. Visit Cloudbank for more information.

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  • Posted September 16, 2021

    Green Linden Press' Wishing Jewel Prize

    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Green Linden Press' Wishing Jewel Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2021
      The Wishing Jewel Prize honors an innovative manuscript that challenges expectations of what a book of poems can be. Named for an essay in Anne Carson's innovative Plainwater, we seek work that questions the boundaries of genre, form, or mode while engaging the rich possibilities of lyrical expression. Winner receives $1,000 and publication by Green Linden Press. All finalists are considered for publication. Deadline: November 30. $25 fee (discounts available). Visit www.greenlindenpress.com/submit.

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    Posted September 16, 2021

    North American Review’s 2022 James Hearst Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title North American Review’s 2022 James Hearst Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2021
      The 2022 James Hearst Poetry Prize is accepting submissions! Open to all poets, the prize is awarded for a single poem. For a fee of $23, submit one entry of up to five poems. Entry fee includes a copy of the contest issue. Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed. The prizewinner will receive an award of $1,000. Winner and finalists will be published in the Spring 2022 issue of the North American Review. This year’s final judge is Natalie Diaz. Full guidelines and submission link can be found at northamericanreview.org/hearst-poetry-prize. Questions? Contact .

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    Posted September 16, 2021

    North American Review’s 2022 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title North American Review’s 2022 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2021
      The 2022 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize is accepting submissions! Open to all authors, the prize is awarded for a single piece. $23 submission fee per entry. Entry fee includes a copy of the contest issue. Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed. The prizewinner will receive an award of $1,000 and winner and finalists will be published in the Summer 2022 issue of the North American Review. This year’s final judge is Brenda Peynado. Full guidelines can be found at northamericanreview.org/kurt-vonnegut-speculative-fiction-prize. Questions? Contact .

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  • Posted September 15, 2021

    Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres

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

    Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.

  • Posted September 15, 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 September 15, 2021

    Minerva Rising Press Memoir Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Minerva Rising Press Memoir Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      Minerva Rising seeks submissions for the 2021 Memoir Contest. We want to read your honest, intimate, and compelling story. And we want to be awed by your mastery of narrative. Creative nonfiction, multi-genre, hybrid text are all welcome. We’re interested in stories by all women and encourage women of color and women who feel marginalized to submit. Submit a completed, polished manuscript of 25,000 – 70,000 words and a one-page synopsis. More details are available on our website, minervarising.com/submissions/memoir/.

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  • Posted September 15, 2021

    Minerva Rising Press Rosemary Daniell Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Minerva Rising Press Rosemary Daniell Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      Minerva Rising is seeking short story collections, novellas, and novels (literary, romance, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, speculative) that give voice to the marginalized and underrepresented. We are particularly interested in themes that address mental health, aging, sexuality, racial injustice, and other current social issues. Submit a completed, polished manuscript of 40,000 – 70,000 words and a one-page synopsis. Prize: $1,000 and 10 copies. More details are available on our website, minervarising.com/submissions/fictionprize-submissions/.

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    Posted September 15, 2021

    Paper Dragon Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Screenplay, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Paper Dragon is committed to showcasing exciting and inclusive work across genres, publishing poetry, short stories, short screenplays, creative nonfiction, and artwork that resonates with contemporary readers. Paper Dragon seeks work that challenges us to see the human experience in new and honest ways through both established and emerging voices. We are currently accepting no-fee submissions for our Fall/Winter issue. To see the kind of work we publish and to read more of our submission guidelines, visit our website.

  • Posted September 15, 2021

    Gemini $1,000 Flash Fiction Prize - Extended Deadline

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Gemini $1,000 Flash Fiction Prize - Extended Deadline
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2021
      Got a great short-short story? Win $1,000 for a story of 1,000 words or less in the 13th annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee: $7. Any subject or style. Except for the word limit, we have no rules and are open to your most creative work, whether literary, noir, historical, sci-fi, or any other category. All six finalists will be published online in the December 2021 issue of Gemini. Read previous winners/finalists online to see the wide variety of flash fiction we publish. gemini-magazine.com/contest-schedule/flash-fiction-contest/

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  • Posted September 15, 2021

    Santa Clara Review—Call for Submissions in All Genres

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    We are now accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art submissions for our Fall 2021 issue. The deadline for submission is October 15th at 11:59pm PT. The Santa Clara Review publishes a wide variety of work from creatives all over the world. Our magazine is especially interested in writing and art from Black writers, Indigenous writers, LGBT+ writers, and writers of color. Writers—send us your flash pieces, your humorous work and satire, your short screenplays and plays! Visual artists—send us art to fill the 12 pages of full-color art and photography we publish each issue! For further submission guidelines and details, please visit santaclarareview.com.

    Posted September 13, 2021

    Club Plum Seeks Literary Horror for October 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 8, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Please send your dark, surreal, horrific, and strange flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid forms, and art to Club Plum for the October 2021 issue.  Send your unsettling. Send your beautifully morbid. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted September 13, 2021

    Open Editorial Positions at MAYDAY

    • Deadline info Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    MAYDAY seeks to expand its all-volunteer editorial staff to include new interests, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We invite applications to be submitted by October 15, 2021 for the following positions: Culture Editors, Translation Editors, Visual Art Editors, Production Editors, and Social Media Editors. For details, please visit maydaymagazine.com/openpositions/.

  • Posted September 13, 2021

    Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $500-1,000 for novellas, and we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

    Posted September 13, 2021

    Puerto del Sol Seeks Writing on Water

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Puerto del Sol seeks work which engages with water in all its forms. Life and growth and blood and poison and drought and commodity. Snow and steam and tsunami. We want to read work as sharp and brittle as ice. We want stories, essays, and poems which drip from dew-soaked branches or crash like waterfalls. Show us something as vast as the sea or as small as a single droplet of acid rain. Send us your explorations of fluidity, of the ways things shift and change, and of things which cannot be held, no matter how hard we try. www.puertodelsol.org

    Posted September 9, 2021

    The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

    Since 2005, The New Verse News has covered the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day with a poetic take on a current and specific headline. See the website for guidelines and examples. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditor(at)gmail.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

    Posted September 9, 2021

    Tiger Moth Review Seeks Eco-Themed Work for Issue 7

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The Tiger Moth Review is now seeking eco themed poetry, prose, art and photography for Issue 7 (January 2022). We especially want work from Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. Read our previous issues before submitting, and our submissions page for more details. We look forward to reading your work! www.tigermothreview.com

    Posted September 9, 2021

    Parhelion Literary Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

    Posted September 8, 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 $120. 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 September 8, 2021

    Emerald City Writers' Conference is Almost Here!

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      Final Registration Date: October 14, 2021
      Event Dates: October 15-17, 2021
      Event Location: Virtual
      Join us for the 32nd Annual Emerald City Writers' Conference: October 15-17, 2021. Online master classes, workshops on both the craft and business of writing, and pitch appointments with agents and editors are available! www.gsrwa.org/emerald-city-writers-conference

  • Posted September 7, 2021

    You Had Me at Room Service!

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      Application Deadline: September 28, 2021
      Applications for A Hotel Room of One’s Own: The Erma Bombeck | Anna Lefler Humorist-in-Residence Program will be accepted Sept. 7-28. Fee: $25. Two emerging humor writers will receive registration, travel and hotel expenses for the March 24-26 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, where they will spend two weeks at the University of Dayton Marriott to work on their writing projects. It’s the gift of time to write and free room service. Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart Simpson, and Mike Reiss, veteran Simpsons writer, will choose two winners. Package value: approximately $5,000. Experience: priceless. Cash prizes for finalists and honorable mentions.

    Posted September 7, 2021

    Moon Light

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Dark of the moon or full. Times of great mystery, of great magic. Moon light is our companion in the night, lighting our way or giving us second thoughts. We use light of the moon in it’s monthly travels to mark the passage of time and reflect on our gains or losses. What does moon light make you think of, be it mysterious or mundane? Send your best stories (approximately 50 words) about moon light in the body of an email to: . Submissions are open September 1 through October 15. No bios, attachments, or poetry please. www.blink-ink.org/current-submissions/ 

    Posted September 7, 2021

    Cumberland River Review Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Cumberland River Review is now open for fee-free submissions and is eager to consider new poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Check us out online, then send us your best work! crr.trevecca.edu

  • Posted September 6, 2021

    Seeking 20 Word Quotations, Inclusion in Outdoor Exhibit, Cash Award

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 6, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images paired with a quotation created by local, national, and international artists and writers. Entries can be no longer than 20 words and should be centered by our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 15 – April 10, 2022. A cash award of $1,000 is given for “Best Quotation.” www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation-2022-exhibit/

  • Posted September 3, 2021

    The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize: Enter Now Via Submittable. Deadline: October 31, 2021. Winners announced by November 30, 2021. 8,000 word max, no minimum. All genres welcome. Entry Fee: $25. CASH PRIZES: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions – $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the print anthology, and will receive one free contributor copy. All other entries will be considered for publication in a TDR Issue/TDR Daily. All TDR publications are considered at the end of the year for our Best of the Best print anthology. Writer may refuse offer to publish.

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  • Posted September 2, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry

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

    Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XII. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted September 2, 2021

    Seeking Great Short Stories to be Read on Video

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

    SomeShortStories.com is a new website featuring videos of our narrators reading short fiction aloud. We are seeking stories in the literary genre between 1,500 – 8,000 words. We’re looking for great stories that really delve into the characters’ thoughts and feelings, and which don’t need an understanding of a certain genre’s tropes to be enjoyed. And since we want to promote indie authors, we want stories by authors who have books for sale on Amazon. Submission guidelines at someshortstories.com.

    Posted September 2, 2021

    MudRoom Open for Submissions for Fall Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    MudRoom is open for submissions until October 31st! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we pay 15 dollars per accepted piece. MudRoom is somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We believe in the liminal, the dirty, the messy, and the mundane. We publish four issues of prose and poetry a year, as well as interviews with writers and book reviews. www.mudroommag.com/submissions-1

  • Posted September 2, 2021

    Interim Test Site Poetry Series Call for Manuscripts

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Interim Test Site Poetry Series Call for Manuscripts
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2021
      We’re looking for manuscripts of at least 48 pages that engage the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches. Beginning in 2021 and going forward, Interim will be publishing two books in their Test Site Poetry series—one title publicized as the winner of the Test Site Poetry Series and the other as the Betsy Joiner Flanagan Award in Poetry. Both winners will receive $1,000 and publication by the University of Nevada Press. www.interimpoetics.org/test-site-poetry-series

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    Posted September 1, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal now celebrating its 10th anniversary, invites submissions for its Spring 2022 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 460 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 September 1, 2021

    Call for Submissions from Girls Worldwide

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: 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 sixth 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 art and/or writing, in English or English translation, to by December31, 2021. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

  • Posted September 1, 2021

    Sky Island Journal: Issue 18 (Fall 2021) Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 90,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 18 before midnight on September 30th, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

    Posted September 1, 2021

    Collateral Seeks Literary and Visual Art!

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

    Collateral is a biannual online journal featuring literary and visual art that examines the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We read year round, charge no fees, and publish every May and November. In each submission, we search for art that challenges how conflict, military service, and their lasting impact are traditionally perceived and portrayed. Submit via our website, or send queries to .

  • Posted September 1, 2021

    Raleigh Review Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize & Flash Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Raleigh Review Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize & Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Halloween 2021
      Final Judges of the 2022 Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize are Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar. Each submission to Raleigh Review is carefully read multiple times by our highly skilled team members to allow for an objective selection process. Also, we are open to flash fiction contest submissions now through Halloween as well as short fiction submissions for the month of October 1st -31st. raleighreview.submittable.com/submit

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    Posted September 1, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • 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 fall of 2021. 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.

  • Posted September 1, 2021

    2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      Press 53 Award for Short Fiction: First Prize $1,000, publication, and 50 copies (ten hardcover and 40 softcover) awarded to an unpublished collection of short stories. Press 53 Short Fiction Editor, Claire V. Foxx, will judge. Enter online through Submittable. Deadline: midnight, December 31, Eastern Time. Winner and finalists announced before May 1, 2022. Reading fee: $30. Complete information, plus a list of past winners at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction. Questions should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief at or 336-770-5353

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  • Posted August 31, 2021

    Storm Cellar Call for Submissions

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

    Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook journal of safety and danger since 2011, seeks amazing new work for volume 10! Send emotionally, aesthetically, technically, and linguistically ambitious writing, photos, and art. We're especially listening for Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, fat, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other marginalized voices. Our roots are in the American Midwest. Surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission portal at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 31, 2021

    Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Event
    • Big Title Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 21, 2021
      Interlochen Arts Academy is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship Competition. Apply to win a full-tuition scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy. All students in grades 8-11 during this academic year are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit writing samples in two of the following genres: Literary Fiction; Poetry; Personal Essay or Memoir; Screenwriting; Playwriting; Experimental/Unclassifiable Writing. For submission guidelines and more information, visit interlochen.org/write. 

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    Posted August 31, 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 August 30, 2021

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2021
      19th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Submit two poems for one $15 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp21.

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  • Posted August 30, 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!


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