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  • Posted January 22, 2019

    Preorder New Titles from Diode Editions

    Join us in celebrating our authors! Visit the Diode Editions website to preorder new books. Forthcoming from Diode Editions March, 2019: Emilia Phillips, Hemlock; Simone Person, Smoke Girl; Philip Metres, Returning to Jaffa; Dorothy Chan, Revenge of the Asian Woman; Randall Mann, The Illusion of Intimacy: On Poetry; Jehanne Dubrow, American Samizdat; and KC Trommer, We Call Them Beautiful. www.diodeeditions.com

    Posted January 21, 2019

    Submit to The Wax Paper

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

    The Wax Paper, a finalist for the Firecracker Awards Best Debut, is a lovingly crafted broadsheet (22 x 28") printed on 35 lb. newsprint seeking original writing. Our first priority is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. We print all forms of text and image. Pieces are selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of their subjects. Before sending in your submission, please read our manifesto thewaxpaper.com/manifesto. Submit your work at thewaxpaper.com/submissions. Simultaneous submissions and previously published works are accepted.

    Posted January 21, 2019

    Santa Clara Review Open to Submissions for Spring 2019 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 8, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by March 8 for our Spring 2019 issue. We are open to all styles and themes and seek to publish voices from diverse perspectives that challenge the conventions of mainstream culture. We are also looking for multilingual poems and translations, flash nonfiction and fiction, creative nonfiction essays, and satirical/humorous work. We publish 12 pages of full-color art and photography, so send us your best! For submission guidelines and details, please visit www.santaclarareview.com.

    Posted January 21, 2019

    Looking for Books of Blood-related Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 6, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    NonBinary Review's 20th issue, themed around Clive Barker's Books of Blood vols. 1-3, has extended its submission deadline to February 6, 2019. We accept all genres, and we pay for submissions. Please read submissions guidelines carefully: nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/121035/nbr-20-books-of-blood.

    Posted January 17, 2019

    Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Deep Wild Journal: Writing from the Backcountry, seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by March 15 for its inaugural issue, to be published this summer. The mission of Deep Wild is to provide a forum for the best writing we can find that conjures the experiences, observations, and insights of backcountry journeys. By “backcountry,” we mean away from paved roads, preferably more than a day’s journey by foot, skis, snowshoes, kayak, horse, or any other non-motorized means of conveyance. Deep Wild will be published twice yearly in portable, pocket-sized editions. Submissions are free. Visit deepwildjournal.com for full guidelines.

    Posted January 16, 2019

    Sleet Call for Submissions: 10th Birthday Edition

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Sleet Magazine turns 10 this year (!) and we are celebrating with a special birthday edition. We are especially looking for work with the themes of anniversary, birthday, and turning 10. We accept poetry, short fiction, CNF, and irregulars. Please see website for guidelines. www.sleetmagazine.com

  • Posted January 16, 2019

    Zizzle Lit: Submit to our Hardcover Bookazine

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

    Pay: $100/flash fiction piece. Do you share our mission to cultivate young literature lovers? Our hardcover publication features literary stories that both kids and adults will enjoy. Word limit: 500–1,200. Fee: $3. Follow @zizzlelit on Twitter! Order our debut edition at zizzlelit.com! Second edition release is slated for February 2019 release. Contributors include Merrill Joan Gerber, winner of an O. Henry Prize and a Pushcart Editors' Award.

  • Posted January 16, 2019

    International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open

    • Subtitle International Literary Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 2/28/19
    • Big Title International Literary Awards Submission Period Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 28, 2019
      Penelope Niven Prize in CNF (Judged by Melissa Febos), Reynolds Price Prize in Fiction (Judged by Jennine Crucet), & Rita Dove Prize in Poetry (Judged by Marilyn Nelson). Early bird submission fee of $10 for entries submitted prior to 1 December; Submission fee of $15 afterwards. First prize of $1000 in each genre; $150 honorable mention. Complete guidelines on our website: internationalliteraryawards.org/2019/competition.

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    Posted January 15, 2019

    Bridge: Calling Young Writers & Artists!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic work from writers age 14-24. We're seeking art, comics, poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, memoir, journalism, interviews) and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by February 15 for consideration in our Fall 2019 edition. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2018.

  • Posted January 15, 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 January 15, 2019

    Kallisto Gaia Press - All Journals Pay upon Publication

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The Ocotillo Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction through Submittable only. Theme this edition: World Music/Ethnomusicology (widely interpreted). $3 submission fee. We pay upon publication. Particularly interested in subs from underserved and international literary artists. More info and guidelines at kallistogaiapress.submittable.com/submit. All styles and genres accepted except pornography and hate speech. Send us your best! Please query first for interviews and reviews.

  • Posted January 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 January 14, 2019

    Tolsun Books is Open for Manuscript Submissions

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

    Tolsun Books is looking for manuscripts for our 2020 catalog. We accept manuscripts made from short pieces: poetry, short stories, hybrids, comics poetry, flash memoir, essays, and things we haven't seen before. We value voice, energy, and inclusiveness. Submissions are $10. Submissions are free the weeks of January 27th and May 26th. tolsunbooks.com

    Posted January 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 January 14, 2019

    Best Small Fictions Seeks Submissions For 2019 Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    The Best Small Fictions seeks works of short fiction published within the 2018 calendar year for its 2019 Anthology. Editors may submit up to five works of short fiction of up to approximately 1000 words. We encourage an eclectic array of styles and approaches. We seek work featuring memorable imagery, characterization, and language. Pieces which exemplify the delicate, deliberate craftsmanship of this short form. Deadline 2/1/2019. Series Editor: Nathan Leslie. 2019 Guest Editor: Rilla Askew. Published by Sonder Press. For submission guidelines: www.thesonderpress.com/best-small-fictions-submit.

    Posted January 14, 2019

    Lackington's Magazine Seeking SF, Fantasy, & Horror Fiction about "Voyages"

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

    Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words. Our writers and artists have been nominated for or won Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy awards. We buy fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, and any flavour of ‘punk, but we focus on unusual prose and structure. Visit www.lackingtons.com to learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking, and our current theme, "Voyages" (Issue 19, Spring 2019).

    Posted January 14, 2019

    2019 New American Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle 2019 New American Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 2/15/19
    • Big Title 2019 New American Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2019
      $1,000 award, book publication, and promotional support. Final judge: Sara Gelston. Minimum length: 48 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines: www.newamericanpress.com/contests/poetry2019.php.

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  • Posted January 14, 2019

    Main Street Rag Annual Contests

    • Subtitle Annual Contests
    • Genres Poetry, Art
    • Type Book, Chapbook, Anthology
    • Contest Deadline deadlines vary (see site)
    • Big Title Main Street Rag Annual Contests
    • Blurb

      Main Street Rag offers a variety of publication opportunities, a quarterly literary journal (The Main Street Rag), an annual anthology (Kakalak), and book publication in a variety of genres. We also offer three annual contests that offer publication opportunities for all entries. For the most current information, please visit our website: www.MainStreetRag.com.

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  • Posted January 14, 2019

    2019 Tomaž Šalamun Prize

    • Subtitle 2019 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/19
    • Big Title 2019 Tomaž Šalamun Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2019
      The 2019 Tomaž Šalamun Prize is now open for submissions. The prize is for a chapbook (poetry, hybrid forms, prose poetry, translations) and is open to poets at any stage of their career. The winner receives $500, a free 1-month residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Centre for Poetry in downtown Ljubljana, Slovenia, and chapbook publication by Factory Hollow Press. verse.submittable.com/submit

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  • Posted January 10, 2019

    Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 8!

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

    Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for its first issue of the new year! We are particularly interested in stories that deal in some way with the dichotomous nature of existence. Please send us nothing longer than 3,000 words. All stories will be published on our website: www.lightanddarkmagazine.com. The author will also receive a token payment. Send us your best here: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted January 10, 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 January 9, 2019

    Creative Nonfiction Magazine Seeking Work for Upcoming "Memoir" Issue

    • Subtitle Memoir Issue Essay Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/25/19
    • Big Title Creative Nonfiction Magazine Seeking Work for Upcoming "Memoir" Issue
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 25, 2019
      We’re looking stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most importantly—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it. Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. $2,500 for Best Essay and two $500 prizes for runner-up. www.creativenonfiction.org

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    Posted January 9, 2019

    Unique Romance Writing Contest

    • Subtitle Romance Contet
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Contest Deadline 4/25/19
    • Big Title Unique Romance Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 25, 2019
      The SMOLDR Creative Group, a subgroup of Gold Man Review, is running a unique romance contest that takes place in the town of Lake Covington. Once you enter the contest and pay the entry fee of $5, you’ll be assigned a couple, a romantic trope, and a location. Your job is to create a story within 5,000 words. 18 winning stories will be published in an anthology with a projected publication date of February 14, 2020. Of those, three will be considered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. First prize winner will receive $500, second $250, and third $100. www.smoldr.org

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    Posted January 8, 2019

    Looking for Short Stories about South Korea for an Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Anthology

    Fiction Writers in Seoul is seeking short stories under 6,000 words that are set in and/or about the city of Seoul for an anthology. Submissions of all genres are welcome. As a token of our dedication to quality, we will pay $.05 per word for accepted submissions. Please send your submission to as an attachment. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted, and there is no reading fee. Estimated response time is up to twelve weeks. The deadline is January 31st, 2019. Please note that the anthology will also be translated into Korean and pitched to traditional Korean publishers. www.fictionwritersinseoul.com/2019-anthology-submission.html

  • Posted January 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 January 7, 2019

    High Desert Journal Call for Submissions

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

    High Desert Journal is now accepting submissions of poetry, art, fiction, and nonfiction for the upcoming spring issue. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West. See our website for details and guidelines. www.highdesertjournal.com

    Posted January 7, 2019

    NUNUM: Dedicated to Blending Flash Fiction & Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    NUNUM - Winter 2018 Issue is out and getting raved on. Be apart of this … we publish quarterly so you can make it for our 2019 Spring Issue. Come on, send us that flash piece you wrote, you know the one, the one that’s had you wondering where the hell it came from ever since you called it finished. Visually, we’re all over, click your best abstract digital anime collage all up in our in-box. It’s three dollars at the door but it’ll barbapapa into $20 for you upon acceptance. A gamble, no doubt, but better odds than slots. www.nunum.ca

    Posted January 7, 2019

    Accepting Work in all Genres for Print and Online Publication

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2019 (print); Rolling (online)
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Codes” by February 1. Submissions concerned with the dialectics of the human and its environment(s) are accepted year-round for online publication. Visit theturnips.net/submit/ for detailed submission guidelines.

    Posted January 7, 2019

    2019 Robert Frost Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle 2019 Robert Frost Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 2/15/19
    • Big Title 2019 Robert Frost Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 15, 2019
      Final deadline for the 2019 Robert Frost Poetry Award is a postmark (USPS mail entries only) of February 15, 2019. $1000 First Prize. Fee: 8$/poem. Limit 10 poems per submission. For all the details and the address, please go to: robertfrostcontest.blogspot.com.

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    Posted January 4, 2019

    2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

    • Subtitle 2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/18/19
    • Big Title 2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 18, 2019
      Ruminate Magazine announces the 2019 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. This year's competition will be judged by award-winning writer, Tyrese Coleman. First place winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up recipient will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The entry fee is $20 and includes a complimentary PDF copy of the prize issue featuring the winning work. You may submit one story per contest entry fee and it must be 5,500 words or less. For more information and a complete prospectus, please visit Ruminate Magazine at www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/short-story-prize.

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    Posted January 3, 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 January 3, 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 the 2019 HWP Awards in fiction, poetry, and flash with a $250 cash award, print publication, and author interview to appear alongside their 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 January 3, 2019

    Palooka: Seeking Artwork, Photography, Graphic Narratives, Comic Strips, Poetry, Prose

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

    Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've featured artists, photographers, and writers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, Italy, and Austria. We're always seeking unique artwork, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips, poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Give us your best shot! Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

    Posted January 3, 2019

    Wordrunner eChapbook Seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Poetry, fiction, and memoir/CNF will be considered for our themed, spring 2019 anthology. The theme for this issue is “upheavals.” We want emotionally complex work about any disruption or disturbance of the natural order of things, be it serious or humorous or both. Submit up to three poems or a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (to 6,000 words). Deadline: February 28, 2019. Work should not have been previously published. Submission fees: poetry, $2; prose, $3. Authors are paid ($5 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

    Posted January 3, 2019

    2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards

    • Subtitle Georgia Author of the Year Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      The 55th annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards are now accepting nominations for books and poetry chapbooks published in 2018 by an author who was a resident of Georgia when the nominated book or chapbook was written although they may have moved out state or by an author who is currently living in Georgia when the book is nominated. Winners and finalists in nineteen categories will be announced at a gala June 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Please visit the following link for the complete guidelines: authoroftheyear.org.

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    Posted January 3, 2019

    Sixteen Rivers Press Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts

    • Subtitle https://www.sixteenrivers.org/submit-work/
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 2/1/19
    • Big Title Annual Call for Submissions for Book-Length Poetry Manuscripts
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 1, 2019
      We invite book-length poetry manuscripts between November 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. All manuscripts will be read blind, and typically one or two manuscripts are selected for publication. The winner/s will be announced on the Press’s website in early summer, 2019. Selected manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2021. Sixteen Rivers Press is a nonprofit, shared-work poetry collective. Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment, devoting an average of eight hours per month. For further guidelines, visit our website at: www.sixteenrivers.org/submit-work/.

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    Posted January 2, 2019

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

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

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in 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. Contests are now offered year-round; our newest contests (for poetry and short stories) offer $500 awards each. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted January 2, 2019

    Call for Submissions: The Compassion Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Video
    • Type Anthology

    A home is a refuge, a place to interact with loved ones, a place to explore our creativity, ideas, and feelings. A home brings us stability, and when this is stripped away, we feel utterly vulnerable, exposed to the hostilities of the outside world. We seek stories, poems, essays, and art regarding those who have lost the sense of "home," albeit physically or emotionally or both. (key terms: refugees, caravan, California fires, hurricanes, Syria, illegal immigrants, family separation, RAICES, domestic violence). For more information, please see our full submission guidelines at www.compassionanthology.com/submission-guidelines.html.

    Posted January 2, 2019

    Poetry Anthology from Brick Street Poetry and Tipton Poetry Journal

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2019
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Submit up to three unpublished poems for an anthology, Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon to be published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and Tipton Poetry Journal. $500 Best of the Book Award and $100 People’s Choice Award. We are open to any style, length, or old west subject, but you will stand the best chance if your poem references one of the authentic cocktails posted on our guidelines page. A number of poets will be invited to a public reading April 25, 2019, at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Please see submission guidelines at tiptonpoetryjournal.com/truegrit.

  • Posted January 2, 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 January 2, 2019

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Subtitle The Crazyhorse Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      From January 1 to January 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry. Submit fiction and nonfiction manuscripts of up to 25 pages or 1-3 poems via Submittable. Winners in each genre receive $2,000 & publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse; all entries will be considered for publication. For more information and a list of our judges, visit crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes/.

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  • Posted January 2, 2019

    2019 Lamar York Prizes

    • Subtitle 2019 Lamar York Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 1/31/19
    • Big Title 2019 Lamar York Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2019
      The Chattahoochee Review awards two prizes of $1,000 each and publication to a story and essay in the annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction. The prize honors the founder and former editor of The Chattahoochee Review. Entries of up to 6,000 words are accepted from November 1 to January 31. Kevin Wilson will judge in fiction and Adriana Páramo will judge in nonfiction. chattahoocheereview.gsu.edu/lamar-york-prizes/

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    Posted January 2, 2019

    Slippery Elm Prizes in Poetry & Prose

    • Subtitle Prizes in Poetry & Prose
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 2/1/19
    • Big Title Slippery Elm Prizes in Poetry & Prose
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 1, 2019
      $500 prizes in Poetry & Prose! Submissions close at midnight EST on February 1st. All contest entrants will receive a copy of the winning issue and be considered for publication. All entries should be original and previously unpublished. $15 entry fee for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5,000 words maximum). Simultaneous submissions and multiple entries are fine. slipperyelm.submittable.com/submit

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    Posted January 2, 2019

    Florida Loquat Festival: One-page Submissions on Loquats for Reading at Festival

    • Subtitle Annual Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 3/10/19
    • Big Title Florida Loquat Festival: One-page Submissions on Loquats for Reading at Festival
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 10, 2019
      Florida Loquat Festival seeks one-page poetry or prose submissions on loquats for reading at our festival, March 23, 2019. Prize packages are first ($100), second ($50), and third place ($25), and publication. Other small favors for presenters. All styles and forms accepted as long as loquats are the subject or central image. Submissions open to all writers and not restricted to professional poets. Writers can submit up to three poems. If making more than one submission, send all in a single document. Include brief bio with writing experience/publications, if any, to Deadline March 10, 2019. Accepted submissions notified upon acceptance. www.ecologyflorida.org/2018/12/loquat-festival-2019/

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    Posted January 2, 2019

    Puerto del Sol Poetry and Prose Contests

    • Subtitle Puerto del Sol Poetry and Prose Contests
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/15/19
    • Big Title Puerto del Sol Poetry and Prose Contests
    • Blurb Deadline: April 15, 2019
      Puerto del Sol will be accepting entries to our annual contest in poetry and prose between January 1 and April 15. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes one-year subscription. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. See website for complete guidelines—puertodelsol.org.
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    Posted December 31, 2018

    Mistake House Magazine Open to Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 16, 2019
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018 to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org.

  • Posted December 31, 2018

    Fall 2019 Submissions Open January 1st to March 31st

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2019 (12 AM EST)
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    To allow for a less subjective selection criteria, we have multiple readers on each submitted poem as well as multiple readers on each submitted story. The Raleigh Review looks to publish provocative works that can inspire empathy among neighbors anywhere in the world. www.raleighreview.org

  • Posted December 31, 2018

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 7 Call for Submissions

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

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

    Posted December 31, 2018

    Random Sample Review Seeks Writing and Art Submissions

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

    Random Sample Review, an online literary and arts journal, is accepting submissions for it’s relaunch issue. We accept poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and hybrids. Keep in mind that we are currently short on work written by POC, women, LBTQ folks, and people with disabilities and are particularly interested in seeing work from these communities. For everyone else, please do not let this deter you from submitting. We want your work, too. To make it into our relaunch issue, please submit by January 15th. All other submissions will be considered for our Spring 2019 issue. You can find our submission guidelines here: randomsamplereview.com/submit/.

  • Posted December 31, 2018

    Take Your Writing to the Next Level

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      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


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