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  • Posted June 5, 2020

    What Are You Reading?

    • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site

    We’re sure plenty of you are taking this social distancing downtime to do some reading, and we’d love to hear about it. Whether it’s a new issue of your favorite lit mag, the book you’ve just added to your shelf, or one piece of poetry or prose that really spoke to you, we’re looking forward to your recommendations. Send an email with a brief review (125-300 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Full details: newpagesblog.com/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted June 4, 2020

    Headmistress Press Announces Annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Headmistress Press Announces Annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 4, 2020
      Headmistress Press, a lesbian-identified publisher of books by LBT poets, is proud to announce our sixth annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Our judge for this year is Vi Khi Nao. Our first-prize winner will receive $300 plus 20 copies of the winning book. All entries will be considered for publication. We will be accepting submissions from May 4 to July 4, 2020 through Submittable and will announce a winner in the fall. Our reading fee is always on a sliding scale, with fee waived upon request. FOR MORE INFORMATION: headmistresspress.blogspot.com/2017/07/charlotte-mew-chapbook-contest.html. SUBMIT HERE: headmistresspress.submittable.com/submit.

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    Posted June 4, 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 4, 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 June 4, 2020

    The Orison Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Chapbook
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2020
      The 2020 Orison Chapbook Prize is open for submissions of 20–45 pages in any literary genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid) from April 1–July 1. Orison Books founder and editor Luke Hankins will judge. The winner will receive $300 and publication by Orison Books. Entry fee: $12. For complete guidelines, see www.orisonbooks.submittable.com.

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  • Posted June 4, 2020

    North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Book
    • Big Title North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2020
      6th year. Grand prize of $5,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children's Picture Book, and Graphic Novel & Memoir. $12,500 in total cash prizes. Fee: $65 per book. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's Digest). Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

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  • Posted June 3, 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 3, 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 June 3, 2020

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Chapbook

    Two fiction collections will be selected for our fall 2020 e-chapbook series, to be published in August and December, online and as epubs. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We’d like at least five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please. Stories by authors who receive Honorable Mentions will be considered for our 2021 themed anthology. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Payment: $100 plus royalties. Submission fee: $6.

    Posted June 3, 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 June 2, 2020

    Driftwood Press Submissions Open

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

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

    Posted June 2, 2020

    University of South Alabama

    • Blurb

      Earn your MA with an emphasis in Creative Writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, near some of our country's best beaches. Tuition waivers and assistantships are available as are additional scholarships for excellence and summer creative writing projects. Home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. For more information, visit our website: www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/english/.

    Posted June 1, 2020

    Mom Egg Review Submissions Open

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

    Mom Egg Review is open for literary submissions on motherhood for our annual print issue. We publish poetry, flash and short fiction, creative prose, and hybrid works (up to 850 words). We also seek mother-themed art. We seek literary works that reflect or focus on any aspect or phase of mothering, from pre-inception to later life. Submissions open May 1 to July 15 ($3 fee). themomegg.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted June 1, 2020

    The Conium Review 2020 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Conium Review 2020 Innovative Short Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2020
      The Conium Review 2020 Innovative Short Fiction Contest is open for submissions. Winner receives $500, publication in the next print edition, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. This year’s judge is Emily Wortman-Wunder, author of Not a Thing to Comfort You (University of Iowa Press). July 1st deadline. $15 entry fee. Guidelines here: coniumreview.com/contests.

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  • Posted June 1, 2020

    Autumn House Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Autumn House Poetry, Fiction & Nonfiction Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2020
      Autumn House Full-Length Contests for Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are accepting submissions! Winners of each contest receive publication of their full-length manuscripts. 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 closes on June 30, 2020 (Eastern Time). To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. The judges for the 2020 full-length contests are Ilya Kaminsky (poetry), Dan Chaon (fiction), and Jaquira Díaz (nonfiction).

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    Posted June 1, 2020

    Translation Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Translations
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Translation Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2020
      The Tolsun Books' Translation Chapbook Contest, judged by Minna Zallman Proctor, will be held June 1st-July 31st, 2020. Submit a chapbook of about 25 pages of translated poetry, short stories, flash memoir, essays, or hybrids. We favor dynamic voices and non-traditional themes. Winner receives publication and 50 copies of their chapbook. See additional details at tolsunbooks.com/submissions.

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    Posted June 1, 2020

    Burnside Review Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Burnside Review Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2020
      2020 BURNSIDE REVIEW CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Judge: Lara Glenum. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letterpressed covers. Runs March 15–June 30. Submit 18–24 pages of poetry. $15 entry fee. All submissions must be made through our submission manager: www.burnsidereview.org.

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    Posted June 1, 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 1, 2020

    Molecule - a tiny lit mag

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Call for submissions for the Fall 2020 issue of Molecule - a tiny lit mag. Poetry, prose, nonfiction, plays, reviews, and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual art work of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings also wanted: no skyscrapers please! Strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have small minds. Send submissions preferably in the body of the email or jpeg attachment for photos to , along with a 3rd person bio no more than 24 words (including name). moleculetinylitmag.art.blog

  • Posted June 1, 2020

    iō Literary Journal: Call for Submissions for Volume 3

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

    iō Literary Journal was founded in 2018 with the aim of showcasing an array of artistic expression and creative writing pieces from individuals whose voices are underrepresented, and those who may not have traditional writing or artistic backgrounds. iō Literary Journal is back for Volume 3 and will be accepting submissions to its third print volume up until June 30, 2020. Submit at: ioliteraryjournal.submittable.com.

  • Posted June 1, 2020

    Sky Island Journal: Issue 13 (Summer 2020) Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Midnight (CST) June 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 65,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 13 before midnight (CST) on June 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.

    Posted June 1, 2020

    Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Manuscript Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Manuscript Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2020
      Submit: A 60-100 page poetry manuscript. Reading Fee: $25.00. The Prize: One manuscript will be selected for publication by Sheila-Na-Gig Editions; $1,000 honorarium + 20% royalties; 25 copies of the published manuscript (and 40% discounts on future orders). All participants will receive a copy of the winning volume upon publication. International participants will receive pdf copies. The Judge: Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Founder & Editor, Sheila-Na-Gig online & Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. See complete rules at sheilanagigblog.com/sheila-na-gig-editions-poetry-manuscript-contest/.

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  • Posted June 1, 2020

    The Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is Open for Submissions!

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry is Open for Submissions!
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: June 30, 2020
      Lynx House Press seeks submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts for the annual Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. The winner will receive $2,000 and publication. Entries must be at least 48 pages in length. The fee for submitting is $28, and includes a copy of a book from our catalog. Previous judges include James Tate, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Dara Wier, Melissa Kwasny, and Robert Wrigley. lynxhousepress.submittable.com/submit

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    Posted May 28, 2020

    Submit to Inverted Syntax’s Sublingua Prize for Poetry: $1000 Prize

    • Genres Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Submit to Inverted Syntax’s Sublingua Prize for Poetry: $1000 Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1 2020
      Send us your BEST FIVE pieces! Get your work in front of our judge, award-winning KHADIJAH QUEEN, author of six books, most recently, ANODYNE (Tin House, August 2020)!! Prize is open to writers who haven’t yet published a book-length collection or a chapbook. Submission fee: $15 for five pieces .Even if you're not a winner or a finalist, you may still be published in our print issue and 2) you may be read by our judge. Past contributors include Rae Armantrout, Kiki Petrosino, Philip Metres, Kathy Fish, Andrea Rexilius, Eric Baus, J Michael Martinez and more.

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    Posted May 28, 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 May 28, 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 gives the middle finger to COVID-19 by publishing, promoting, and spreading art, poetry, and prose using the disease's name. What sets us apart from other magazines? Simple: instead of paying us a submission fee, writers must donate at least $3 to a nonprofit of their choice. Since we launched in late April 2020, our writers have donated over $3000 directly to regional, national, and international nonprofits, so send your best work and use your creative superpowers for good! Visit www.covidlit.org today!

    Posted May 28, 2020

    Mental Snapback Podcast is Looking for Your Recovery Stories!

    • Deadline info Submission accepted year-round.
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Mental Snapback Podcast is looking for your mental health recovery stories to be featured in our episodes. This podcast is for everyone and anyone who has experienced mental illness, whether it be that you have experienced acute or chronic illnesses yourself or someone you love has experienced them. We know the struggle, and we don't want to invalidate that. However, we want to hear about the other side—the recovery of your struggles—to build a foundation of hope for whoever may need it. Currently, we only accept creative nonfiction in the form of essays. Acceptance of manuscripts occurs on a rolling basis, and they will be read aloud on weekly podcast episodes. mentalsnapback.com/submission-guidelines/

    Posted May 27, 2020

    Writings on Domestic Verbal, Emotional, and Physical Abuse

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    We are seeking work by survivors of domestic abuse. Creative nonfiction, memoir, flash nonfiction. Please note that at this time we are not accepting poetry. Deadline: October 15, 2020. The book will be published by McFarland & Company; contributors will receive a complimentary copy. Please send your submission in Word, with a brief cover letter and 50 word bio to Judith Skillman, and Linera Lucas, . This text is dedicated to all those who dared to break the silence.

    Posted May 27, 2020

    Words & Whispers Journal Call for Submissions

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

    Words & Whispers is an online literary journal seeking to publish poetry and short prose by writers of all ages on a year-round rolling basis. Send us the wild and divine, the eccentric and experimental. For more information please visit www.wordsandwhispers.org.

    Posted May 27, 2020

    the Vitni Review Seeks Submissions of Poetry and Fiction/Creative Nonfiction!

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

    the Vitni Review seeks creative writing submissions on an ongoing basis for its Fall 2020 issue. Our intention is to publish writing that pushes against convention, which challenges, subverts, or skillfully manipulates tradition, and which serves to advance the understanding of human culture and experience via interesting metaphors, exciting diction, and engaging content. We are especially dedicated to publishing work by writers from historically under- or misrepresented demographics. See our guidelines at www.vitnireview.org/submit.

    Posted May 26, 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 May 26, 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 May 26, 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 May 26, 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 May 21, 2020

    borrowed solace is open for fall submissions

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

    borrowed solace is looking for “Mystical” works for the fall themed 2020 literary journal. We accept nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. Submissions close July 31, 2020; and you can review our guidelines, what the editors are looking for, and submit here at www.borrowedsolace.com. We want to read what mystifies you!

    Posted May 21, 2020

    Red Planet Magazine Call for Submissions

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

    Red Planet Magazine is an independent literary magazine emphasizing a theme of speculative fiction, and is open for submissions year-round on a rolling basis. Contributors receive a digital copy of the issue in which their work has been featured. Please visit www.redplanetmagazine.com for additional information.

    Posted May 21, 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 May 20, 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 May 20, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 9 Call for Submissions

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

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

    Posted May 20, 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 May 18, 2020

    Poet Hunt 25—$500 Grand Prize and Publication

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Poet Hunt 25—$500 Grand Prize and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2020
      The MacGuffin’s 25th Poet Hunt Contest runs April 1 through June 15! One first place winner will receive $500 and publication; up to two Honorable Mentions also selected. We’re happy to have Matthew Olzmann as guest judge! Send up to five poems per $15 entry fee. On a cover page, list your contact info and poem titles. On the following page(s), include your poems, beginning each poem on a new page devoid of personally identifiable information to preserve the blind review process. Enter via Submittable (themacguffin.submittable.com/submit), or to enter by email or post, see full rules at our website (schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/contest-rules).

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    Posted May 18, 2020

    ode to Queer is Open for Submission!

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    ode to Queer is an unabashedly queer literary and artistic journal looking for art from LGBTQIA+ artists that is experimental, fringe, and vulnerable. Our journal exists to create a queer cannon that centers and celebrates marginalized and rural voices without hiding behind diluted language or imagery to appease cis-hetero-centered viewership. We don’t wish to bottleneck the creativity of our artists, which is why we welcome all forms of visual and written art that are conscious of our guidelines. Visit odetoqueer.com/submissions for more details and to see what we’re about!

  • Posted May 15, 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 May 14, 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 May 14, 2020

    Swan Scythe Press 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Swan Scythe Press 2020 Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2020
      Swan Scythe Press is now considering manuscripts for its 2020 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. Manuscripts can be mailed to 1468 Mallard Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 or submitted online, visit 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.

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    Posted May 14, 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 May 13, 2020

    Call for Submissions for Aji Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Are you building one, burning one, or have you found or forged one over troubled water? Maybe the one you’d always trusted suddenly collapsed like the ancient Inca rope bridge of San Luis Rey; maybe fate was to blame. The theme of Aji’s Fall 2020 issue is bridges. Please send graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and essays on this or any other topic to be considered for publication. Once the Fall 2020 issue is filled, submissions will close until November 1, 2020. www.ajimagazine.com

    Posted May 13, 2020

    Jay Lit Review Call for Submissions

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

    Jay Lit Review call for critiques, commentary, research, essays, and translations. Fields of interest: African (youth) literature and literacy; African (youth) culture and language studies; African language education; feminist/gender, post/decolonial, reader-response, linguistic, comparative, etc. analysis; translation into/from African languages; related areas of study. Topics: African youths, youth culture and literature; reflections on teaching African languages; multilingualism in Africa, linguistics, related subjects. Educators, academics and translators invited to showcase knowledge and skills in their professional field. Postgrad essays on a variety of African youth concerns will be considered. Double-blind peer review. Visit africanyouthliterature.art.blog/the-jay-lit-review for more info│ Email .

    Posted May 12, 2020

    Parhelion Accepting Summer Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is always accepting features, including: book reviews, author interviews, articles on writing, literary events, and other related topics. We also run CNF, fiction, flash, and poetry as features—although we typically pull those from the specific category calls. For more detailed information, please check out our call on Submittable. parhelionliterary.submittable.com

    Posted May 11, 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


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