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Exploration and Recovery: Mental Illness and The Awakenings Review

The Awakenings Review is an award-winning literary magazine committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, art, and photography by writers and poets who write from experience with mental illness in themselves, family members, or friends. Located in the Chicago area…

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Submit Now to Able Muse (Poetry, Fiction, Essays & More)

Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, winter 2024 Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at

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Witcraft Annual Humour Competition

This is a competition dedicated to skillful writing that is brief, humorous, and engaging. The emphasis is on wit, word play, absurdity, and inspired nonsense. Whether your work is designed to raise a smile or a belly laugh, we want…

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WCSU MFA’s Housatonic Book Awards

Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing invites submissions for our 2024 Housatonic Book Awards. Open to all books published in 2023. Winners receive $1,500 and present a reading and workshop at our winter or summer residency.…

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Voyage YA Featured Writing: Always Open, Always Free, Always Paid

Voyage YA by Uncharted is a literary magazine for inclusive young adult writing. We warmly invite underrepresented and historically marginalized voices to submit. We are thrilled to offer $200 for original young adult fiction and creative nonfiction. Submit your work today:…

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Get Your Creative Work Published at an Ivy League Magazine!

The Penn Journal of Arts and Sciences (PJAS) is a vibrant platform for individuals all around the world to share their scholarly and creative pursuits. The diverse voices amplified by our journal showcase research findings, creative articles, poetry, reviews, and…

The Masters Review New Voices call for submissions

The Masters Review New Voices: Always Open, Always Free!

The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We’re on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work. Our New…

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Indie Lit Call for Submissions – Big Wing Review: Healing

Big Wing Review is now accepting literary submissions through June 15, 2024 (midnight EST) for our third (!!!) print + digital publication (scheduled for release in August 2024). We accept essays, prose, flash fiction, poetry, spoken word, and visual art…


The Orison Chapbook Prize

The Orison Chapbook Prize is open for submissions through July 1. $300, a royalties contract, and 20 author copies are awarded for a manuscript of 20 – 45 pages in any literary genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, or hybrid). Judged…

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The 2024 Best Spiritual Literature Awards

The 2024 Best Spiritual Literature Awards offer $500 and publication for a story, an essay, and a poem. Judged by Sarah Ghazal Ali (poetry), Susanne Paola Antonetta (nonfiction), and Amit Majmudar (fiction). Deadline: Aug. 1.

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Submit to CRAFT’s All Year Free Submission Categories!

CRAFT explores the art of prose, celebrating both emerging and established writers. We feature previously unpublished creative work, with occasional reprints, as well as critical pieces including craft essays and interviews. Submissions to our six craft and creative sections are…

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2024 North Street Book Prize

10th year, sponsored by Winning Writers and recommended by Reedsy. Submit self-published and hybrid-published books in eight categories. Grand prize of $10,000. Category winners each receive $1,000. Gifts for everyone who enters, and everyone who enters online will receive a brief…

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Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Prose Collections

Wordrunner eChapbooks will select one fiction and one nonfiction collection for our 2024 eChapbook series, to be published in August and December, respectively, online and as kindles. Maximum word count: 20,000. Prose pieces may be flash or longer, from 500…

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Club Plum Seeks Works for July 2024 Issue

Club Plum publishes works from award-winning writers and artists from around the world as well as works from never-before published creators. We look for beautiful and surprising writing; strange writing from small, tortured spaces; and writing that bridges the personal and…

The Daphne Review Mentorship Program for Rising Seniors

Mentorship Program (Rising Seniors Only)

Apply to the 2024 Daphne 4-week Online Mentorship Program! We will select 5-7 dedicated students to work with accomplished writers on a 1on1 basis. Our mentees have benefited greatly over the years. They’ve used the time to work on their…


Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 14. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the…

Black Warrior Review 2024 Contest

Black Warrior Review Annual Contest Open for Submissions

Biannual print journal Black Warrior Review invites you to submit your weirdest & wildest short stories, flash (fiction or nonfiction), essays, or poems to our annual contest. Winners in each genre receive a cash prize and publication in print &…

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About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Shaping Destiny

Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From June 1st to August 1st, we’ll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2024 issue Shaping Destiny: Election Season, Before, During…

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Our Doors are Open

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 all life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. What…

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Black Lawrence Press Manuscript Consultation Services

For over a decade, the Black Lawrence Press manuscript consultation program has offered writers access to award-winning authors who are also experienced educators. Through our program, these authors receive the kind of thorough feedback and in-depth analysis that is difficult…

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Open Call, Fusing: Ritual, Process, Realization

The Headlight Review, the online literary journal at Kennesaw State University, seeks multimedia pieces that reimagine the writing process. Tell us about how you do it, the messes you make, your favorite tools, or the role of collaboration or technology…

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Force Majeure Flash Contest

Force Majeure: a great and unexpected power. We’re seeking the best small things in any genre, any form. Flash is: under 1000 words & 5 pages, contains any combination of letters, marks, or images, and is inventive affectively, linguistically, formally.…