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Published April 01, 2020
  • 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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Published March 31, 2020

Thirty West Publishing House - big list of publishers

Written by Katy Haas
Thirty West Publishing House fiction, poetry, cross-genre online
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Published March 30, 2020

Palooka Press - big list of publishers

Written by Katy Haas

Palooka Press fiction, poetry, nonfiction, cross-genre, drama, graphic novels online

Read more... Published March 30, 2020
Published April 01, 2020
  • Genres Poetry
  • Type Book
  • Image Image
  • 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    $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished 60-120 page collection of poems.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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Published March 30, 2020

Driftwood Press Seminars: "Editors & Writers: The Path to Publication" & "Erasure Poetry"

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    Event Location: Online Only
    Application Deadline: April 30, 2020
    Applications are now open for our "Editors & Writers: The Path to Publication" and our “Erasure Poetry” seminars! These seminars are offered completely online. The “Editors & Writers: The Path to Publication” seminar is perfect for short fiction writers who are submitting to magazines; come see the process and the craft from an editor's point of view. Additionally, our “Erasure Seminar” is perfect for poets looking to explore the history and techniques behind erasure poetry. Deadline to join either class is April 30th, and all students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Published March 31, 2020

The World Shuts Down, Literature Goes On - BLJ Submissions Open

  • Deadline info Deadline: April 11
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Many parts of the world have shut down under the threats of COVID-19. Schools are suspended, gatherings are discouraged. In this difficult period of time, BALLOONS Lit. Journal is seeking poetry, short stories, and artwork that brings warmth to our young readers. Works may praise the medical officers, mourn for the deceased, encourage the infected, cheer up the children staying home, show support to educators, reflect love and humanity or anything that brings out positive energy, the energy everybody needs now. Visit www.balloons-lit-journal.com for submission details. Stay healthy, stay happy!

Published April 01, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Black Warrior Review 2020 Contest: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Flash
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    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: $20. Complete information available at bwr.ua.edu.

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Published April 01, 2020
  • Genres Fiction
  • Type Book
  • Image Image
  • Big Title Are You a Killer Writer?
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    The 2020 Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference will take place August 20-23 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is a premier forum for all literature incorporating mystery, thriller, suspense, or true crime. Scholarships are available! Apply today. Killer Nashville is also seeking both published and unpublished works for its annual contests. The Claymore Award is an open competition for unpublished works open to entries through April 1. The Silver Falchion Award is an open competition for works published in 2019 open to entries through June 1. For complete details including prize information, visit www.KillerNashville.com.

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Published April 01, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Big Title Baltimore Review Summer Contest: Short Shorts
  • Blurb

    Deadline: May 31, 2020
    Something new: No theme for our summer contest! Subject matter is entirely up to you. Surprise us. But keep it short. Three categories: flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction, prose poem. We want to be amazed at how you abracadabra a sprinkling of words into magic. And maybe be a little jealous of how you do that. One writer in each category will be awarded a $300 prize and published in the summer issue. All entries considered for publication. Total word limit for each category is 1,000. See www.baltimorereview.org for complete details. Deadline: May 31, 2020. Fee: $5.

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Published April 01, 2020
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine
  • Image Image
  • Big Title $7,500 in Awards + Publication in New Letters
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    Deadline: May 18, 2020
    New Letters invites you to submit fiction, essays, or poetry to the New Letters Literary Awards. Winners receive $2,500 for best essay, $2,500 for best poetry, and $2,500 for best fiction, and publication in New Letters. All entries are considered for publication and must be unpublished. Winners will be announced mid-September 2020. Essay and fiction entries may not exceed 8,000 words; poetry entries may contain one to six poems. For complete guidelines, visit www.newletters.org.

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