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    Posted July 2, 2020

    Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership

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

    Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

    Posted July 2, 2020

    trampset Now Paying for Quality Work

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

    trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart. Send that good human stuff our way. We pay $25 per accepted piece. We have 50 free submissions a month through Submittable as well as Tip Jar and Quick Response options. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

    Posted July 2, 2020

    The 2020 Orison Anthology Awards

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title The 2020 Orison Anthology Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2020
      The 2020 Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry offer $500 and publication by Orison Books in The Orison Anthology for a single work in each genre. Judges: Blair Hurley (fiction), E. J. Koh (nonfiction), and Joy Ladin (poetry). Entry fee: $15. Submission Period: May 1-August 1. Find complete details at www.orisonbooks.submittable.com.

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    Posted July 1, 2020

    Girls Right the World Issue 5

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

    Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fifth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to  by  December 31, 2020. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Raleigh Review Submissions Open through Halloween

    • Deadline info Deadline: Halloween 2020 at Midnight
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    We with Raleigh Review believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. We are currently open to general submissions for poetry and flash fiction through Halloween 2020 at Midnight. There is a small convenience fee to submit to our general submission categories as this helps to defray the costs associated with operating via the Submittable platform, a necessary resource for us as our staff is located across the country and at times the world. We encourage you to check out our free full-issue online archive to find out more about us: www.raleighreview.org.

  • Posted July 1, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing, adventurous new writing, art, and photography. Indigenous, Black, POC, gender nonconforming, women, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, poor, and border-straddling authors encouraged. Midwest connections a plus. Specific, strong, and strange voices welcome: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Fleas on the Dog Open 4 Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 30
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    We’re the site your teacher warned you about! The no frills brown bag in your face thumb your nose online psychotropolis for the literarily insane. Get committed today! The infamous dude sextet is bustlin’, hustlin’, itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and screenplays that smell ripe and kick ass for our cage-rattling upcoming Issue 7. If we like what you submit we’ll be all over you; if we don’t we promise to be gentle, especially if it’s your first time. See our Guidelines for details: fleasonthedog.com. Runs July 1–August 30.

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Otis Nebula Is Now Accepting Submissions for Fall 2020 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Otis Nebula has been publishing incandescent, substantial work that operates on its own terms since 2009. The theme of this issue is: They said it couldn’t be done! Please interpret this wildly and loosely and visit our "contribute" page for more information. While there, why not take a gander at some of our previous issues? If you dig what we're doing, send us stuff. (If you don't, maybe don't.) We look forward to seeing what you've been up to!

  • Posted July 1, 2020

    The Slate Roof Press 2020 Elyse Wolf Prize $500

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title The Slate Roof Press 2020 Elyse Wolf Prize $500
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31
      Member-run Slate Roof Press is pleased to announce the 2020 Elyse Wolf Prize for our annual poetry chapbook contest. The winner receives $500, becomes an active member of the press, and will have their chapbook published by Slate Roof. We publish limited edition, art-quality chapbooks with letterpress covers. Winners make a 3-year commitment to the press, including monthly meetings, and share work responsibilities for many aspects of publishing. Submit no more than 28 pages of poetry. $10 reading fee; sliding scale available. Deadline July 31. Full guidelines at www.slateroofpress.com.

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    Posted July 1, 2020

    Black Warrior Review 2020 Contest: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Flash

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Black Warrior Review 2020 Contest: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Flash
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2020
      Biannual print journal Black Warrior Review seeks 2020 contest submissions. Winners will receive publication and cash prizes ($500 for flash and $1,000 for poetry, fiction, and CNF). Judges: Mayukh Sen (nonfiction), Paul Tran (poetry), C Pam Zhang (flash), and Lucy Corin (fiction). Open until 9/1. Submission fee: $15 for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; $6 for flash. Complete information available at bwr.ua.edu.

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  • Posted July 1, 2020

    2021 Press 53 Award for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2021 Press 53 Award for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2020
      $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished 60-120 page collection of poems. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight EST, July 31, 2020. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

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  • Posted June 30, 2020

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    Writing contests and calls for submissions you want to know about delivered to your inbox every week. Plus, book and magazine review updates, new issues and title announcements, creative writing progam deadlines and announcements, upcoming writing conferences and events, and more. Subscribe to the NewPages Newsletter here: npofficespace.com/newpages-newsletter/.

    Posted June 30, 2020

    Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2020
      From July 1st to July 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our annual short-short fiction contest. Submit 3 short-shorts of up to 500 words each through our website: crazyhorse.cofc.edu. First place wins $1,000 and publication; 3 runners-up will be announced. All entries will be considered for publication; the $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. For more information, visit: crazyhorse.cofc.edu/crazyshorts.

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    Posted June 30, 2020

    Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest - $500 prize

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Poetry and Flash Fiction Contest - $500 prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1
      South 85 Journal seeks Poetry and Flash Fiction submissions for its summer Julia Peterkin Literary contest through August 1. One winner in each genre will receive a cash prize of $500 and four runners-up in each genre will be named and published alongside the winning selection in the Fall/Winter issue of South 85 Journal. Only the winners will receive a cash award. For more information or to submit, visit the contest page on Submittable at south85.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted June 30, 2020

    Parhelion Accepting Fall Submissions

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

    Parhelion is accepting poetry, fiction, flash, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Fall 2020 issue. Our growing magazine represents an eclectic mix of voices from all over the country, with styles ranging from traditional to innovative. We are passionate about discovering new writers! For more information about PLM, check out our website.

    Posted June 30, 2020

    Call for Submissions: An Anthology of Mental Health Recovery

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Main Street Rag seeks poetry and prose (fiction/nonfiction) for an anthology with a mental health recovery theme; uplifting stories of overcoming mental health challenges and trauma from writers who have experienced a mental illness or love someone who has. Length: up to 6,000 words (prose) or 5 poems. Reading Period: May1-August 1. Simultaneous submissions and previously published considered, however, authors must own the rights (no third-party permissions). Questions may be directed to editor Erika Nichols-Frazer at . Submissions should be sent to: mentalhealth.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted June 29, 2020

    Send your Essay, Poem, or Short to The CHILLFILTR Review

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

    The CHILLFILTR Review strives to bring the best new art to a worldwide audience by leveraging best-in-class technology to create a seamless and immersive web experience. We welcome submissions from all walks of life, and all perspectives. We are committed to inclusivity and kindly welcome work from marginalized voices. All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 per 1000 words and will be published online at The CHILLFILTR Review as well as on our Apple News Channel. Readers can vote for their favorites, and year-end "Best Of" winners will receive an additional $100 cash prize.

    Posted June 29, 2020

    The Hunger Journal Presents the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title The Hunger Journal Presents the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2020
      We’re thrilled to announce The Hunger Journal has now expanded to include The Hunger Press, starting with our Tiny Fork Chapbook Series. We believe art and literature is eternally important, and we want to use this opportunity to welcome new writers and readers into The Hunger community by producing well-designed, dynamic, hand-bound chapbooks. We will be accepting submissions from June 1–September 1. We welcome poetry, prose, and hybrid manuscripts of 15–40 pages. For more details on the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series and submission process, please go to www.thehungerjournal.com/tiny-fork-chapbooks.

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    Posted June 29, 2020

    Words & Whispers Call For Black Lives Matter Submissions

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

    We want to publish your voices and experiences. Let your perspectives be heard. Send us your poetry, prose, and personal essays. We accept written work from writers of all ages. For more information please visit www.wordsandwhispers.org.

    Posted June 29, 2020

    Summer Writing Contests - Poetry & Fiction - $1000 Prize Each!

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Summer Writing Contests - Poetry & Fiction - $1000 Prize Each!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 20, 2020
      The Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize pays $1000 and publication in The Ocotillo Review. Reading fee $20. Send three poems up to 65 lines each. Chip Dameron will judge. The Chester B Himes Memorial Fiction Prize pays $1000 and publication in The Ocotillo review. Reading fee $20. Send one story of 1,000 to 4,200 words. Charlotte Gullick will judge. All entrants receive The Ocotillo Review with winner's story and poem. Half of all revenue generated is donated to the research and treatment of Breast Cancer and Parkinson's Disease. We welcome diverse voices. More info at www.kallistogaiapress.org (a 501(c)(3) literary nonprofit).

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    Posted June 29, 2020

    Tolsun Books Seeks Volunteers

    Tolsun Books is looking to expand our small, collaborative, remote team of volunteers. If you are passionate about energetic works of literature, and have experience in aspects of literary publishing, especially copy-editing and/or proofreading, please send us an email at 

  • Posted June 29, 2020

    Spread Art and Philanthropy by Submitting to COVID LIT

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

    COVID LIT is a monthly online lit mag that mobilizes writers to combat the world's ills by not only providing a platform for urgent poetry and prose, but by directing money to regional, national, and international nonprofits. Instead of paying a submission fee, writers must donate at least $3 to a nonprofit of their choice. In our first two months, our writers have donated over $4000 to various causes related to COVID-19, racial injustice, homelessness, mental health, and others. Visit www.covidlit.org and send us your best work today!

    Posted June 25, 2020

    Sleet Magazine Call for Winter Submissions

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

    Sleet Magazine is now open for submissions for our themed Winter 2020 edition. Deadline: August 15, 2020. We are looking for work written during the pandemic, work that addresses any topic of national and/or global interest. The world is changing before our eyes. Will systemic racism finally be addressed and confronted? How is the virus affecting you, physically and mentally? The winter edition will launch on Nov. 1, immediately before the US presidential election. See www.sleetmagazine.com for guidelines.

  • Posted June 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 June 24, 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 powerful yet subtle pieces. Send strong voices. Send dreamy words that don't gush. Skate on the edge of realities. Club Plum also seeks art: Please send one image only of pen-and-ink line art, watercolor, bold colors, experimental work, collage, impressionistic or abstract pieces. Tell the editor about your piece. The editor will pass on photography. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com for details.

    Posted June 24, 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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2020

    Nickie's Prize for Humor Writing

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Nickie's Prize for Humor Writing
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Midnight (EST), August 1, 2020
      Time to spill the family secrets. Submit your funny sister (or soul sister) story by midnight (EST) Aug. 1, for Nickie’s Prize for Humor Writing sponsored by the University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. $300 cash prizes for up to 20 winners. Winning essays will be published online, with the possibility of being included in a future anthology. In the spirit of Erma Bombeck, the tone can be humorous, absurd, offbeat, quirky, or fun in a smart way. All previously unpublished essays no longer than 1,000 words will be considered. Submission fee: $25. Details: humorwriters.org/nickies-prize/.

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    Posted June 22, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Fiction Southeast

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Fiction Southeast seeks articles about writing, interviews, and essays from MFA students as well as emerging and established writers. These can be articles concerning the publication process, writing a synopsis, composing a query letter, dealing with rejection, craft articles, and more. fictionsoutheast.com

  • Posted June 22, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 10 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted June 22, 2020

    Blueline Seeks Exceptional Poetry, Prose, and Art Focused on Nature

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted June 22, 2020

    Haunted Waters Press Seeks Fiction, Poetry, Flash for Paid Print Publication

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press now seeking submissions for consideration in Tin Can Literary Review—our debut fiction anthology celebrating the works of new, emerging, and seasoned authors. We seek stories told in as little as 500 words and as many as 12,000. Selected works to be paid $250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, and flash for paid print publication in the 18th issue of From the Depths and in consideration for 2020 HWP Awards. Penny Fiction 2020 will showcase exceptionally short stories told in exactly 20 words—no more, no less. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com.

    Posted June 22, 2020

    Second Revolution Literary Magazine Seeks Poetry and Other Written/Visual Work

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

    We are currently seeking submissions for the second issue of Second Revolution. All forms of written and visual work are accepted, and poetry especially is encouraged; most submissions will be given personalized feedback. We seek to publish vivid work that is emotionally potent and history, socially, or culturally significant. Investigative blog articles are also encouraged. More details about the publication may be found www.secondrevolutionmag.com, and submissions may be emailed to .

  • Posted June 22, 2020

    Barrow Street Press 2020 Book Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Barrow Street Press 2020 Book Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2020
      Barrow Street is accepting submissions for the 2020 Book Prize Contest. This year's contest judge is Pulitzer Prize finalist Dorianne Laux. Past winners include 2019 Simone Savannah collection Uses of My Body, chosen by contest judge Jericho Brown; Meg Day for Last Psalm at Sea Level; Page Hill Stazinger for Vestigial; and Ely Shipley for Boy with Flowers. Prize winner receives publication and $1500 cash prize. Online contest fee $28. Submit manuscripts online here: barrowstreet.org/press/submit/.

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    Posted June 22, 2020

    Call for Submissions: The Petigru Review

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

    The Petigru Review is looking for surprising stories, poems, essays, and first novel chapters for our annual online literary journal. We are especially interested in supporting diverse and emerging voices. Submissions close 7/31/20 or when we hit 500 submissions. www.thepetigrureview.com

    Posted June 19, 2020

    Change Seven Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Change Seven is an online literary journal. We seek to publish the best available fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, book reviews, and more from both established and emerging talents. We most enjoy writing that comes from experience, is well-crafted, lyrical, distinctive, and accessible. Language is important. We like work that takes risks, that is morally unflinching, not for the sake of spectacle but for some daunting and tender rendering of truth. That is not to say we don’t also admire subtlety and quieter pieces of work. We love those, too. Humor as well. Just make it matter. changesevenmag.com

  • Posted June 18, 2020

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Works of Resistance, Resilience

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 6/1 to 8/1 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 issue Works of Resistance, Resilience. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted June 18, 2020

    Online Writing Workshops

    • Blurb

      Ongoing Enrollment; Location: Online
      Storyville Writing Workshop offers virtual writing workshops online for a wide variety of skill levels. Workshops provide personalized critiques, ongoing email access to the instructor, writing resources, personal virtual meetings via Google Meet, as well as access writing forums. storyvilleworkshop.com/online-workshops/

    Posted June 18, 2020

    Xi Draconis Books Seeks Socially Engaged Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book

    Xi Draconis Books seeks socially engaged, book-length works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its 2020 and 2021 production years. We accept novels, short story and poetry collections, memoirs, essay collections, and cross-genre book-length works. Our mission is to publish works that examine social justice issues of all kinds. Head to xidraconis.org/submission-guidelines/ to submit.

  • Posted June 17, 2020

    2020 Rattle Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2020 Rattle Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2020
      The 15th annual Rattle Poetry Prize has grown to $15,000 for a single poem. Ten finalists also receive $200 and publication, and are eligible for the $5,000 Readers' Choice Award. With an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a runner-up Readers' Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—the Rattle Poetry Prize aims to be one of the most writer-friendly and popular poetry contests around. Visit www.rattle.com/prize for the complete guidelines and to read all of the past winners.

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  • Posted June 16, 2020

    Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2020
      Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020: Judged by Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third. Top five published in Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 15. For complete guidelines, see redwheelbarrow.submittable.com.

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  • Posted June 15, 2020

    The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2020
      Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry, and are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.  Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email or visit nimrod.utulsa.edu for complete rules.

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    Posted June 15, 2020

    The Absurdist Wants Your Weird Flash Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: Tuesday, June 30th
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Absurdist Fiction Magazine is an online publication of strange and surreal fiction, featuring new work every Thursday. We are currently looking for short stories (750-1,250 words) as bizarre as they are engaging. Stories may be humorous, unsettling, hallucinatory or thoughtful, or just a little off-center. We really just want something weird. Check out previously published work to get a sense of what fits. If interested, please review the guidelines at absurdistmag.com/submissions and submit!

    Posted June 15, 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 June 11, 2020

    FishFood Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title FishFood Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2020
      FishFood Magazine is accepting submissions for its very first short story contest. Stories must be under 1,000 words. There is no set theme, so feel free to get as creative as possible. The winner of the contest receives $1000 plus publication of the story in FishFood Magazine: www.fishfoodmagazine.com.

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  • Posted June 11, 2020

    The Daphne Review Summer Mentorship Program

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    The Daphne Review is hosting an online mentorship program for talented high school student writers and established writers/teachers acting as their mentors. We're currently taking applications for both types (students and qualified mentors) until July 31st! To apply, submit a resume and brief cover letter to . Start Date: August 3-28. Format: online. Classes: flash fiction, poetry. Pay for mentors: $50 per hour for skype or $200; $25 per hour for email or $100; total: $300 via paypal. thedaphnereview.org
    Posted June 11, 2020

    Seeking New Short Stories for Issue 16!

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Light and Dark is seeking your best short stories for our sixteenth online issue! 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 of $15. We look forward to reading your best work: lightanddark.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Online Courses, Community for Aspiring Writers

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Year-round
      The Center for Creative Writing has been guiding aspiring writers toward a regular writing practice for more than 30 years. Our passionate, published teachers offer inspiring online writing courses in affordable six-week sessions, as well as one-on-one services (guidance, editing) and writing retreats (virtual for 2020). Whatever your background or experience, we can help you become a better writer and put you in touch with the part of you that must write, so that you will keep writing. Join our inclusive, supportive community built on reverence for creativity and self-expression, and find your way with words. Creativewritingcenter.com.

    Posted June 10, 2020

    CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round

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

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

    Posted June 10, 2020

    Minerva Rising Open for Submissions

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

    Minerva Rising is now accepting submissions for its online women’s magazine, The Keeping Room. We want to publish your short stories, essays, free writing, poetry, and photo essays related to Women’s Wisdom, Lessons Learned, Self-care, Bodies, Relationships, and Community. Writers selected for publication will be paid $25 via PayPal. minervarising.com


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