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Published January 20, 2021

Mistake House: a space between ordinary and odd

Mistake House Magazine seeks work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context. Submissions, including work in translation, accepted through March 15, 2021 from students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. See guidelines at Mistake House: a space between ordinary and odd. 

Published January 20, 2021

Gallery Gallery LUX Call for Art, Writing

  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

Event Dates: May 1- September 1 Event Location: Virtual
Open call for art and writing submissions for the group exhibition Lux (Latin for light). We welcome interpretations in all mediums and all forms. Light can reference hope, fresh beginnings, a new way of seeing. Post tenebras lux, (after darkness, light) may reference a new start, such as emerges with vernal equinox post winter. In darkness can we find hope for change? “Only in darkness can we see the stars.” (MLK JR.) After a winter of germination, let us celebrate with all things Lux. What does Spring mean for you? Show us!

Published January 19, 2021

Temenos Call for Submissions

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  • Deadline info Deadline: February 20, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

We seek outsider, clout-less, non-standard work that gleams. We want to celebrate our contributors; both the artist and their art. For us, that means that upon publication, your submissions will appear in a journal that has been conceived by a team of caring and meticulous editors; it will look good. Ultimately, our goal is to publish catalysts of transition for the observer, to lull, or to instigate. We want work that encourages the appreciation of craft and the desire to create. Please see visit our website for our current Call for Submissions and submission guidelines:

Published January 18, 2021
  • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Book
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  • Big Title 2021 Nervous Ghost Press Book Prizes for Poetry and Prose
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    Deadline: January 31, 2021
    Nervous Ghost Press is currently accepting manuscript submissions for the 2021 Nervous Ghost Press Prizes for Poetry and Prose. $1000, publication, author copies, and a California reading tour to each winner (virtual tour depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions). $24 entry fee via Submittable – discounts and fee waivers are available. All genres are accepted except for work in translation. Open to those with a valid US mailing address. Deadline: January 31, 2021. Judges are Debra Moore Munoz (prose) & Michale Graves (poetry). For more information and complete guidelines, please visit: or contact .

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Published January 18, 2021

Driftwood Seminars for Fiction Writers & Poets

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    Deadline: February 14, 2021
    Event Dates: February 15 - March 19, 2021 Event Location: Virtual
    Both of our beloved seminars have returned! Whether you're a fiction writer looking to improve your craft or a poet looking to build a chapbook, we have a seminar ready for you. Both seminars will run concurrently, from Feb 15th to Mar 19th. Check out the testimonial below, and make sure to join your course before the seats fill! “[Instructor James’] sincerity and love for the "craft" (and for literature itself) came through loud and clear in this seminar. It is clearly a daily labor of love to maintain an exemplary literary journal like Driftwood…. You have given us a candid glimpse behind the curtain.”—Richard Ellett Mullin, on the Editors & Writers Seminar. "The Driftwood Press Chapbook seminar is an insightful look into an often-overlooked way to collect work. Led by a strong coach, the five-week course was insightful and engaging even for experienced writers."—Anonymous, on the Chapbook Seminar

Published January 18, 2021
  • Genres Fiction
  • Type Anthology
  • Big Title Flash Fiction that Both Kids & Adults Will Enjoy
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    Deadline: March 15, 2021
    Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest Judged by David Galef & Karen Heuler. First Prize: $1,000. Second Prize: $500. Three Finalists: $150 each. Entry Fee: $5. Every week during our submission period, we’ll post one-sentence dialogue writing prompts on social media. Choose a dialogue prompt that inspires you and write a story that includes the prompt. Complete Guidelines at our website: Subscribe to our newsletter for updates and free audio editions.

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Published January 14, 2021

The Experiment Will Not Be Bound: Experimental Anthology, Peter Campion, ed.

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  • Deadline info Deadline: March 14, 2021
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Anthology

This project reflects current times: it is a political act, and bold voices in new forms will ignite it. We are most interested in: What does America mean now — and what forms can our voices take today? Show us experimental writing that confronts the hard truths of America across identities, generations, communities, cultures, borders. Literary experiments from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented communities hold particular power in making this anthology relevant. We will challenge the traditional anthology form too, experimenting with how the book can be (un)bound, (re)ordered, (re)read, and (co)shared. Authors selected will be paid for their work.

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