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    Posted April 20, 2018

    Four Ties Lit Review is Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    Four Ties Lit Review will open to submissions from April 20th to June 1st. We invite submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphical story telling (comics), book reviews, and graphic art. The theme for this issue is “Work,” as broadly conceived as possible; we all do it in one way or another. Whether it’s the ‘ol 9-5, homework, housework, working on your relationships or yourself, send us your best pieces. We're looking forward to seeing them. See our Submission Guidelines for more information. We use Submittable as our submission manager. www.fourtieslitreview.com

    Posted April 19, 2018

    Annual Howard Frank Mosher Novel and Short Story Prize

    • Subtitle Annual Howard Frank Mosher Novel & Short Story Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/18
    • Big Title Annual Howard Frank Mosher Novel and Short Story Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2018
      Green Writers Press is honored to announce the 2nd Annual Howard Frank Mosher First Novel and Short Story Prize. Celebrated Vermont novelist Howard Frank Mosher was head of the Green Writers Press advisory board and a dear friend of the press. This publication prize is for a novelist or short story writer who writes about Vermont and/or the themes that resonate so well with Howard's work: nature, small-town stories, love, friendship, forgiveness, Vermont, solitude, and rural life. The award is poignant because Howard was a part of its creation before he passed away. All ages welcome. greenwriterspress.com

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    Posted April 18, 2018

    MAYDAY Magazine Seeks Submissions for Special Issue on "Speculation"

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    For its next issue, MAYDAY Magazine invites submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, book and film reviews, interviews, works of translation, and visual art that address the theme of SPECULATION. Submissions may speculate on the personal (loves lost, roads not taken, disasters avoided) and/or the political (possible histories, events that didn’t happen, events that may happen in the future) and/or the cosmic (what could have been but isn’t, what should never be yet feels inevitable). Submissions may fall into a genre category, but MAYDAY remains committed to literary quality: clear language, strong images, memorable characters, innovative structure, and deep human insight. maydaymagazine.com/submit.php

  • Posted April 18, 2018

    Mad Science—MAKE #18

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    MAKE magazine is now accepting submissions for its eighteenth issue, “Mad Science.” For this issue, we seek fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or ephemera that reflects on all the sciences: physical, biological, social, or even science fiction. Embedded in the natural world or a mechanical fantasy, this work can take on subjects of systemic scrutiny or scrutinize the systemic. Logic, reasoning, processes, syntax, sequences, circuits, hypotheses, predictions—or not. As long as there is a method to the madness, we’ll consider it. www.makemag.com

    Posted April 18, 2018

    Aji magazine Calling for Guest Reviewers

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 20, 2018
    • Genre Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    Aji is calling for volunteer guest reviewers! Send us a brief bio that includes your education and/or experience with poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, graphic art, or photography. The upcoming reviewing period will be around six weeks from mid-May to July 1 or thereabouts. Tell us how many pages you’d be willing to read/review each week. All participating reviewers will be listed in the Fall 2018 issue with the magazine’s sincerest thanks. Support Aji, a commercial-free space as we mull over the exceptional submissions we anticipate! Email queries to . We look forward to hearing from you. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted April 17, 2018

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 5 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Five. Please visit us to read Volume Four with poems by poets from the world over, from beginners to the most renowned. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted April 17, 2018

    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. fictionsoutheast.com

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    Posted April 17, 2018

    Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award - $500 Prize!

    • Subtitle Silver Falchion Award
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/18
    • Big Title Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award - $500 Prize!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2018
      The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award seeks to discover and honor the best books of 2017 utilizing the elements of mystery, thriller, and/or suspense. Judges are professional writers, book reviewers, librarians, academics, and/or specific industry peers. All submissions are also eligible for the Killer Nashville Readers' Choice Award. All awards are presented at the Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference in August. Conference attendees enjoy one free submission. www.killernashville.com

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    Posted April 16, 2018

    Online Literary Journal Seeks Brave, Honest Work

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
    • 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. Nonfiction submissions are free. We charge a $3 submission fee for fiction and poetry. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

  • Posted April 16, 2018

    IO Literary Journal - Call for Submissions (No Submission Fee!)

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 14, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    IO Literary Journal, also known as IOLit, is a literary journal established in 2018 with the aims of showcasing an array of artistic expression and creative writing pieces from individuals whose voices are underrepresented, and also of those who may not have a traditional writing or artistic background. IOLit invites experimental and non-traditional pieces that go beyond conventional genres. IOLit will be accepting submissions to its inaugural print volume up until May 14, 2018. IOLit also accepts submissions for its online publication on a rolling basis. For more information on how, what, and where to submit, please visit www.ioliteraryjournal.com/submit.html.

    Posted April 16, 2018

    Submit Place-Based Poetry, Nonfiction + Fiction to Terrain.org

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Terrain.org, the web's longest-publishing online literary magazine, is accepting submissions of poetry, nonfiction, fiction, videos, and hybrid forms through May 31. Submit online at www.terrain.org/submit.

  • Posted April 16, 2018

    Driftwood Press: Now Paying Contributors & Offering Comprehensive Interviews

    • 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. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted April 16, 2018

    Tolsun Books is Looking for Manuscripts!

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

    Tolsun Books is looking for book and chapbook manuscripts. We want poetry, short stories, poetry comics, photo stories, visual art, hybrids, narrative essays, comics, translations, and other inventive short works that are part of a larger piece. There is a $10 fee per submission, but we will send you a Tolsun Book in the mail for every submission fee paid! tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted April 16, 2018

    Swan Scythe Press: 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/18
    • Big Title Swan Scythe Press: 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2018
      Swan Scythe Press is now considering manuscripts for its 2018 Poetry Chapbook Contest. Submit a manuscript of 20-32 pages of poems that includes a title page with author’s name, address, phone number, and email address and a second title page without personal identifiers, book title only. Submit to 1468 Mallard Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 or to swanscythepress.submittable.com/submit. Entry fee is $18.00 payable to Swan Scythe Press. Deadline is June 15th. Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. For full guidelines and details, please visit www.swanscythepress.com.

  • Posted April 16, 2018

    2018 Gulf Coast Prizes

    • Subtitle 2018 Gulf Coast Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/18
    • Big Title 2018 Gulf Coast Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2018
      Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the 2018 Gulf Coast Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The contest awards $1,500 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winners. Two honorable mentions in each genre will be awarded $250. All entries will be considered for publication and the entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. Deadline: May 1, 2018. Judges: Chen Chen, Lacy M. Johnson, Joshua Ferris.

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  • Posted April 16, 2018

    The Bath Novel Award 2018

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/18
    • Big Title The Bath Novel Award 2018
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2018
      The Bath Novel Award is an annual international prize for unpublished or self-published novelists writing in any genre. The winning writer, as judged by Felicity Blunt of Curtis Brown Literary Agency, receives £2,500. Writers should submit the first 5,000 words plus one page synopsis by Monday 30th April 2018. Full entry details at bathnovelaward.co.uk.

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  • Posted April 16, 2018

    CRAFT Short Fiction Prize Accepting Submissions Now!

    • Subtitle Short Fiction Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/18
    • Big Title CRAFT Short Fiction Prize Accepting Submissions Now!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2018
      Three stories will be selected by guest judge Jim Shepard from a short list and published in CRAFT, accompanied by an introduction from Shepard and a craft essay from each author. Each of the three stories will also be available as downloadable pdfs. The author of the prize-winning story will receive $2000; the two runners-up will receive $500 and $300, respectively. A short list of finalists will be published online. See our website for complete guidelines and to submit your story: www.craftliterary.com/craft-short-fiction-prize/.

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    Posted April 13, 2018

    Call for Submissions: Jewish Fiction .net

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

    Jewish Fiction .net, (www.jewishfiction.net) a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues. We’re the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 8 years we have published over 350 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in fifteen languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many fine lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

    Posted April 13, 2018

    Transference Seeks Poetry in English Translation

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
    • Genre Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Transference invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese.  Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices.  New voices are especially welcome. Transference is published both online and in print. Read previous issues and submit up to four poems at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/.  Contact: . Published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Submissions are read using a double-blind review process.

    Posted April 13, 2018

    Submissions Open for Fall Themed Journal

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    borrowed solace is a literary journal on our third edition. Submissions are back open! Our theme for the fall 2018 journal is "Home." Where is home? What makes a home? How does a home contain so many emotions and can keep them as secrets or unleash them? What is home to you? We would like to know these answers, and we can't wait to see what you will answer with! We accept: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and photography. Submissions will close June 30th, 2018. Check out our submission guidelines here and submit: borrowedsolace.com/contact/.

  • Posted April 12, 2018

    West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions

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

    West Texas Literary Review is a print and online literary magazine that seeks poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), essays (up to 2,000 words), and photographs. We love work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.php. While you're on the website, check out our amazing latest issue!

    Posted April 12, 2018

    Desert Willow Press: Call for Poetry Chapbook Submissions

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

    Desert Willow Press is an independent press that publishes poetry chapbooks. We seek 14-28 pages of original poetry that represents an authentic expression of something of value. We cherish poetry immensely and promise to take good care of your work. Emerging writers are especially welcome. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.desertwillowpress.com/submit.html.

    Posted April 11, 2018

    UFP Seeks Book-length Manuscripts

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book

    Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

    Posted April 11, 2018

    The MacGuffin is Now Reading for Summer

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

    With warmer days in mind, The MacGuffin is now accepting work for our Summer 2018 issue. Send us the tale of your most harrowing cross-country Griswold-esque family vacation or maybe an essay about that time you “accidentally” flipped the staff golf cart at band camp. Send in a poetic tribute to the longest day of the year or maybe an ode to the family of potholes (still not patched up) that you pass—or try to—every morning before work. For full submission guidelines, check us out at www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot us an email at .

    Posted April 10, 2018

    Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 18, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 8. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we’ll probably be the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington. www.goldmanpublishing.com

  • Posted April 10, 2018

    The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

    • Subtitle Supernatural Fiction Award
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/18
    • Big Title The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2018
      Our biannual competition for stories incorporating a supernatural element is open for spring submissions. Winner receives $1,000 and online publication. Honorable mention and second honorable mention receive $250 and $100 respectively, plus online publication. A custom illustration by British folk-horror artist Andy Paciorek accompanies all publications. Ghost stories are welcome, of course—but your submission may involve any paranormal or supernatural theme or element, and/or magic realism. We highly value fine writing and fresh perspectives. Past winners have included both seasoned and previously unpublished writers. $20 entry fee. Please visit our contest page at www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award for complete information.

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    Posted April 9, 2018

    Glassworks Seeks Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, and Micro Essays

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

    Glassworks Magazine seeks flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. In glassworking, "flashed glass" is a specific technique by which color is not simply added, but is created by layering, opening almost unlimited possibilities of variation. The glass allows light to shine through but prevents inquisitive eyes from invading people's privacy. Send us your written work that does the same! All work published online in Flash Glass is included in a print anthology at the end of the year. Submit up to three shorts under 500 word. Guidelines and submit at www.rowanglassworks.org.

    Posted April 9, 2018

    Pen & Paper Writing Workshops - Let Us Teach You!

    • Blurb

      We're a brand new recently launched creative writing school. We offer writing courses in fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting. All classes are conducted in online workshops. Our goal as a writing school is to share our knowledge and expertise with anyone wishing to start writing; anyone wanting to continue on a writing path already underway; or, for the more experienced writer, to hone and improve their craft. Sign up for our newsletter and receive $20 off your class enrollment. Come write with us! www.penandpaperwritingworkshops.com

    Posted April 6, 2018

    Phantom Drift Seeks Work for Issue #8

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism is seeking submissions for issue #8, January 1 – April 30, to be published October 1, 2018. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and prose poems readers might label as new weird, slipstream and/or fabulist/fantastic. We pay on publication ($5 per page, minimum $10). Short fiction up to 6500 words, poems up to120 lines. Also seeking critical essays and interviews up to 5000 words on emerging and neglected fabulist/fantastic writers. $3 submission fee. Submissions can be made through our website at: www.phantomdrift.org.

  • Posted April 6, 2018

    Get Lit: Writing Contests & Calls for Submissions Delivered Weekly

    Writing contests and calls for submissions you want to know about delivered to your inbox every week. Get the NewPages Newsletter here: npofficespace.com/newpages-newsletter/.

    Posted April 6, 2018

    Sheila-Na-Gig online Seeks Well-Crafted Free Verse Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2018
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes well-crafted free verse poetry. We especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. Please submit 3-5 previously unpublished poems as one file (.doc, .docx) via Submittable: sheila-na-gigonline.submittable.com/submit. Include a brief bio in the cover note field. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. If you need to withdraw submissions, please just add a note under the “activity” tab in Submittable. Sheila-Na-Gig online publishes quarterly. Each volume contains up to 30 poets. Editors will select up to six poems yearly from each volume to nominate for the Pushcart Prize and The Best of the Net.

    Posted April 6, 2018

    Bellevue Literary Review’s Annual Prizes

    • Subtitle Annual Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 7/1/18
    • Big Title Bellevue Literary Review’s Annual Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2018
      Bellevue Literary Review’s annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Poetry Prize (Judge: Jennifer Bartlett), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (Judge: Elisabeth Rosenthal), $1,000 Fiction Prize (Judge: Maud Casey). Submission deadline: July 1, 2018. Entry fee $20 ($30 includes subscription). www.blreview.org

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  • Posted April 6, 2018

    2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize & RR Submissions Are Now Open

    • Subtitle 2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/18
    • Big Title 2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize & RR Submissions Are Now Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2018
      Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Fall 2018 issue through March 31, 2018. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex. All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. Submissions are also open for our 2018 Laux/Millar RR Poetry Prize through May 31, 2018. Visit www.RaleighReview.org for more details.

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  • Posted April 5, 2018

    Submit Work for "Bodies" Print Issue or Online Publication

    • Deadline info May 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Submit work for The Turnip Truck(s) forthcoming print issue “Bodies” by May 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 April 5, 2018

    Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Presents Writers Week 2018

    • Blurb

      Idyllwild Arts Summer Program presents Writers Week 2018, July 2-6, featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction workshops plus daily readings and craft talks. Faculty: Victoria Chang, Samantha Dunn, Dana Levin, Ben Loory, Gregory Pardlo, Ed Skoog, and David Ulin. Guest Writers: Brendan Constantine, Matthew Dickman, Tod Goldberg, Terrance Hayes, Bruce Wagner, and more. Fellowships available. Workshops for youth offered in July and August. Located in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. (951) 468-7265, , www.idyllwildarts.org/writersweek

    Posted April 5, 2018

    Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

    • Subtitle Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30 (annual)
    • Big Title Submissions Accepted for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      The University of Arkansas Press invites submissions for the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Submissions are accepted year-round, and the deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. One winner will receive $5,000 and publication, and up to three finalists will receive publication. The series is edited by Billy Collins. The winner of the 2018 Prize is Travis Mossotti, for his book Narcissus Americana. The finalists for the prize were P. Scott Cunningham for his collection Ya Te Veo and Roy Bentley for his collection Walking with Eve in the Loved City. For more information: www.uapress.com/millerwilliamspoetryseries/.

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  • Posted April 5, 2018

    2018 Curt Johnson Prose Awards

    • Subtitle 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Awards
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/15/18
    • Big Title 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2018
      december Magazine
      seeks submissions for our 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in fiction and nonfiction. Judges: Anne Tyler (fiction) and Dinty Moore (nonfiction). Prizes: $1,500 & publication (winners); $500 & publication (honorable mentions) in both genres. All finalists will be listed in the 2018 Fall/Winter awards issue. Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and nonfiction entries. $20 entry fee includes copy of the awards issue. Submit March 1 to May 15. For complete guidelines please visit our website: decembermag.org/2018-curt-johnson-prose-awards.

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    Posted April 5, 2018

    Brilliant Submissions Wanted

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

    Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted April 4, 2018

    $1500 in Prizes

    • Subtitle 2018 Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/18
    • Big Title $1500 in Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2018
      Submit your best work to Tiferet Journal's 2018 Writing Contest. Our Judges are Melissa Studdard for poetry, Sabeeha Ramen for nonfiction, and Sophfronia Scott for fiction. Contest runs March 1–June 1, 2018. Winners announced in September. tiferetjournal.com/2018-writing-contest/

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    Posted April 4, 2018

    2018 Autumn House Full-Length Contest in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

    • Subtitle Full-Length Contest in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/18
    • Big Title 2018 Autumn House Full-Length Contest in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2018
      The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The submission period opens January 1, 2018, and closes June 30, 2018 (Eastern Time). To submit, please visit our online submission manager: www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/. The judges for the 2018 full-length contests are Kimiko Hahn (poetry), Dana Johnson (fiction), and Daisy Hernández (nonfiction).

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  • Posted April 4, 2018

    Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

    • Subtitle Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/18
    • Big Title Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2018
      26th year. Prize for best short story: $2,000. Prize for best essay: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $20. Limit: 6,000 words. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Dennis Norris II. Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Enter at winningwriters.com/tomstory

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  • Posted April 3, 2018

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, in print and online since 2011, seeks unpublished, amazing writing and art for its next issue. This is a literary journal of safety and danger; send your most esthetically, formally, and emotionally ambitious prose, poetry, hybrids, and images of any kind. Surprise us! Women, people of color, lgbtq+, and midwest-connected authors encouraged: StormCellar.submittable.com.

    Posted April 3, 2018

    Deadline for Summer Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    There are just a few weeks left to submit your story or poem for the summer issue of The First Line. All submissions must begin with: "I wanted you to be the first to know," Rowan tentatively confided in me. The deadline is May 1, 2018. www.thefirstline.com

  • Posted April 3, 2018

    wake, and dream again...judged by Daniel Wallace

    • Subtitle wake, and dream again
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/18
    • Big Title wake, and dream again...judged by Daniel Wallace
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2018
      Carolina Quarterly solicits stories that reimagine what it means to be ourselves and live in our world. We’re connected to our pasts—through stories, histories, and traditions—but we can also imagine other ways of being. These reimaginings may appear as fantastic before they’re realized. But that’s OK. What is unlikely or strange may spark our creativity and reveal new opportunities. For this contest, The CQ is interested in stories that, like Wallace’s novels, bring together the intimate—love and loss, redemption and revenge—and the cosmic—collective burdens of history, planetary concerns, and needs for human meaning. thecarolinaquarterly.com/wakeanddreamagain/

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  • Posted April 3, 2018

    Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices Annual Literary Contest

    • Subtitle Annual Literary Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/18
    • Big Title Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices Annual Literary Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2018
      Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, recipient of a Best of the Net Award, three citations in The Best American Essays, and a Pushcart Finalist in poetry, will accept submissions to our Annual Literary Contest March 1-April 30. $2000 in prizes. Judges include Terrance Hayes for the Stephen Dunn Prize in poetry, Phillip Lopate in nonfiction, and Ann Hood in fiction. More info: solsticelitmag.org/contest. Submit here: solsticelitmag.org/submit.

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  • Posted April 3, 2018

    The House of Charlemagne by Tim Lilburn Available Now

    The Métis leader Louis Riel prophesied that a polyglot Métis nation—The House of Charlemagne—would rise on the prairies five hundred years after his 1885 death. Built on Riel’s philosophical principles, this nation would privilege justice and the blurring of separations dividing women and men, the earth and human beings. The House of Charlemagne tracks the birth of this ideal polity in the burning imagination of Riel’s former secretary, Honoré Jackson. Commissioned as a text for dancers, Lilburn’s poem gives voice and body to Riel’s vision. uofrpress.ca/Books/T/The-House-of-Charlemagne

    Posted April 3, 2018

    Flying South 2018

    • Subtitle 2018 Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/18
    • Big Title Flying South 2018
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2018
      $2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2018, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website: www.wswriters.org

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    Posted April 2, 2018

    Bridge: The Best Young Writers Age 14-24

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Calling young writers! Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal features dynamic creative work from emerging and established writers age 14-24. We're seeking poetry, prose (fiction/nonfiction/memoir/journalism/interviews), art, comics, graphic novels, and drama for stage or screen. Submit your work by April 30th for consideration in our Fall Issue. Please visit our submittable page for more details: bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit and check out previous issues at www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2017.

  • Posted April 2, 2018

    Flock Seeks Submissions for Vanishing Point Theme Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Flock literary journal opens space for boundary-pushing literature by publishing emotionally resonant work that is strange yet familiar, surprising but grounded, and softly experimental in form, language, or content. For our Fall 2018 issue, we seek creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that respond to, open up, and explore the theme "Vanishing Point." According to Merriam-Webster, a vanishing point is (2) a point at which something disappears or ceases to exist and (1) a point at which receding parallel lines seem to meet when represented in linear perspective. Full guidelines are available via our website: flocklit.com.

  • Posted April 2, 2018

    Leaping Clear Accepting Submissions for Fall 2018 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2018
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Leaping Clear, an online magazine, features accomplished art, writing, music, and video by artists who have a dedicated meditative or contemplative practice. We present both emerging and established writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. We value art that asks, "What is this?" and invites readers/viewers/listeners to deeply explore the wonders, difficulties, joys, perplexities, and mysteries of being alive now. Our Fall 2018 issue submission period is open until May 31, and we're particularly looking for essays, fiction, hybrid writing, music and video. Please visit www.leapingclear.org for more information and to enjoy our latest issue.


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