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Windsor International Writers Conference,
November 13th-16th, 2014

Registration deadline: Rolling

Join us for "Writing Across Boundaries," a fun-filled intense learning experience for published authors and beginners alike! Schmooze with fellow writers and agents. Explore writing techniques for many genres including screenplay, poetry and journalism. Learn the how to's of getting published; morals in writing; incorporating minorities. Featuring Nino Ricci, Naomi Ragen, W. Bruce Cameron, Elliot Grove, Michael Greyeyes, Ron Silliman, Gordon Kirkland, Tracy Beckerman, Rick Sykes and many more! Pre-conference Intensive Roundtables with agents and editors. Earlybird registration fee extended to September 1st. Contests! Surprises! For more information go to


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Write or Rewrite Your Novel Step by Step

Deadline: Year-round

This novel writing program, created by NYC business professionals, is for serious writers who wish to become career commercial authors. You write or rewrite the entire novel manuscript as you progress methodically through the 16 parts of the program with the aim being to make your ms as commercially competitive as possible on all levels. Review the program syllabus and the home page FAQ for more details, including information about the potential of agency representation:


Indiana Faith and Writing Conference

Registration deadline: October 15, 2014

Join this community of literary Christians. Hosted by the English Department at Anderson University (October 31-Nov. 1, 2014) this conference is for aspiring writers, published authors, bloggers, academics, and more. Meet with agents, authors and acquiring editors from Tyndale, Waterbrook, Wesleyan and other publishing houses. Choose from thirty-five industry and craft workshops. From traditional publishing, to self-publishing, to the world wide web, this conference covers it all. Only $139, including two meals. Affordable on-campus housing available. Bonus: Conferees can enter the writing contest (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry); we are seeking thoughtful, literary, transformational writing.


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Writing Contests
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Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story

Online/Postmark Deadline: December 1, 2014

$2,000 and publication will be awarded to the top unpublished story on any theme Novelist David Rhodes, author of Driftless, will judge the contest. One story per entry/multiple entries OK. Maximum 7,000 words. All entrants will be considered for publication. The award may be split at the judge’s discretion. Deadline Dec. 1, 2014. Visit the Beloit Fiction Journal at:


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October Scarefest - $500 prize

Deadline: October 15, 2014

In honor of our favorite month, we’re holding a contest for the best short story that embodies the hair-raising, spine-chilling, disturbing, and scary nature of October. Whether your writing invokes Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, Margaret Atwood, or Edgar Allen Poe we want to read it. We’re open to all styles and ideas, but will show a particular interest in those pieces with some literary merit; stories that push themselves beyond the strangeness of their premise. Lucky (or unlucky) number $13 earns you a shot at our $500 prize and publication with The Masters Review.


Nilsen Prize for a First Novel

Postmark deadline: November 1 annually

The annual Nilsen Prize for a First Novel is for U.S. residents, writing in English, who have not yet published a full-length book of fiction. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories. Past winners include Tony Rogers, Camridge, MA; Susan V. Meyers, Seattle, WA; and J.T. Hill, Greensboro, NC. Postmark by November 1, 2014; include a $25 reading fee. Manuscripts are judged anonymously. The prize includes a $2,000 award, book contract and publication, and distribution by Southeast Missouri State University Press. For full guidelines:


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Calls for Submissions
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Temenos Journal Fall 2014 Call for Submissions

Deadline: October 25, 2014

Temenos Journal dares you to creep closer to the monsters and madness that encircle our imaginative spirit. Add to the creative legacy of visual and literary art from this very human struggle. At Temenos, we are curious about what may emerge when you knock on the demon’s door. The best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art to our online Fall 2014 edition, Mythos, Monsters, and Madness, will be printed as a part of a double edition in spring 2015. To submit, go now to
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Accepting Submissions for Madcap 2

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Madcap Review, a semiannual online journal of art and literature, will be accepting submissions for its second issue from September 1st to October 31st. The first issue featured art by Faith47, Ever, Phlegm, and Rone, as well as writing by Marcia Aldrich, Elizabeth Inness-Brown, John Keene, Jasmine Nikki 'Nikay' C. Paredes, Alison Kinney, E.E. Lyons, and others. Madcap Review is open to all genres and does not charge for submissions.


All Genre call for the next issue of Lunch Ticket!!

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Lunch Ticket is accepting submissions for its Summer/Fall 2014 issue from the following genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry, Writing for Young People, Visual Art, Translation/Multi-lingual texts & Creative Nonfiction. Translated submissions: include original work with your translation, and a document showing that you have permission to publish the original work. Original, bilingual work may be submitted under the translation category; please indicate this in your cover letter. The responsibility for clearing rights, permissions for translated works, & the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. For guidelines and submission manager, visit our website:


Allegro Poetry Magazine Call For Submissions

Email deadline: September 30, 2014

Allegro Poetry Magazine seeks to publish the best contemporary poetry. Issue 1 will be published at the beginning of October and the editor is looking for poems on the theme “New”. The deadline is 6pm British Summer Time on 30th September. For full submission guidelines go to


Apeiron Review: Seeking Visceral Work

Deadline: October 15, 2014

We're open for submissions and searching for works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography to lift us up or drag us down this winter. Our upcoming issue will be released in winter 2015, and we want words to fit the many moods of the snowy season. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. No need to send prose specific to winter; feel free to make us yearn for the distant heat of summer. Visit for submission details and to read our most recent issue.


Blue Heron Review Open Call for Submissions 9/15-12/15

Email submission deadline: December 15, 2014

Please send 3-5 poems in the body of your e-mail. (Short, poetic prose will also be considered.) No attachments, please. Left aligned, single spaced poems are preferred. Poems with “creative” use of indents, and wonky spacing within lines, are also not encouraged. Please compose the subject of your e-mail as: Submission/Blue Heron/Your Last Name. Please include an author bio of 150 words or less. Please send your very best work. We are only looking for previously unpublished poems. No simultaneous submissions. Please send all submissions to Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor at:


Call for Submissions : Dirty Chai

Submission deadline: October 5, 2014

Submissions are now open for Dirty Chai: Issue Four: Love Child. Use your beautiful, dirty minds to show us what "love child" means to you. Whether that's remnants of the past, something beautiful arising from unexpected sources, or anything else that you can think of—the ball is in your court. We want you to take the theme and run with it. Dirty Chai reads blind & seeks work that blurs genre & goes against the status quo. We are accepting works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. Head to:


Chaffin Journal Call for Submissions

Postmark deadline: October 1, 2014

The Chaffin Journal, published annually at Eastern Kentucky University, welcomes submissions of short fiction and poetry from both established and emerging writers from June 1 to October 1. Manuscripts should be submitted with SASE; fiction manuscripts should be double-spaced. All submissions and correspondence should be mailed to Robert W. Witt, editor, The Chaffin Journal, Department of English, Case Annex 467, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475-3102.


Call for Submissions: The Cumberland River Review

Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence. call for prose & visual submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.

Empty Sink Publishing, an online magazine, is calling for quality prose, fiction, nonfiction, and visual media submissions that stretch the mind, defy convention, and offer a new perspective on life. We are not accepting submissions of poetry at this time. We are currently a non-paying publication, but hope to change that soon. We have an open submissions policy and publish a new issue during the first week of every other month. Our ninth issue will be available the first week in October. Please read past issues prior to submitting in order to make sure your work fits with our general themes. Read our full submission guidelines here:


The Great American Lit Mag Call For Submissions

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Online literary magazine at Inaugural Issue! The Great American Lit Mag is looking for fearless and inventive fiction and poetry. We publish quarterly. Our current reading period is from August 1st through September 30th. For information about our magazine, please visit:


Heron Tree Open for Submissions (Poetry)

Submission deadline: December 1, 2014

Heron Tree, an online journal of poetry, will accept submissions through December 1. Visit for our complete submission guidelines and to tour our archives. Accepted work will be published on the Heron Tree website and will be included in a yearly bound edition available as a print-on-demand volume.


The HerStories Project Accepting Submissions

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The HerStories Project is seeking submissions for its next collection of essays, Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle. We are looking for personal essays about women's experiences with PPD, anxiety, or other mental health struggles before or after pregnancy. Please see our website for more information.


Howl is Now Accepting Submissions!

Submissions accepted year-round.

Howl, edited by Deltona High School students, is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for our brand new online literary magazine. Please feel free to send up to five poems or art and no more than one piece of prose at a time. Our focus is an eclectic variety of work from the United States and abroad, enthusiastically welcoming international submissions. Howl is welcoming work of any theme with the focus on quality, uniqueness, and tugging on our pathos. We're looking forward to reading your great writing and sharing it with the world. Visit us at


Kudzu House Quarterly Seeks Submissions for Forthcoming Issues

Online submissions accepted year-round.

Kudzu House Quarterly (formerly Kudzu Review), a print and open access journal of southern ecological writing, seeks work that deals with environmental loss and beauty in ways that push us beyond nature writing. Our tagline is "literature of an invasive species." Regular submissions are free, and we read all forms of creative writing year-round, on a rolling basis. KHQ is now reading for 5.1 (eChapbook), 5.2 (summer creative issue), and 5.3 (Kudzu Scholar) at their new website ( We are also seeking reviews and commentary on environmental writing for our new blog, the kudzu vine (


Overtime call for submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.

Overtime, a series of one-story chapbooks, was created to showcase stories between 5,000 - 10,000 words, where work is a central theme. We pay up to $75 a story, depending on length and rights requested. We will consider previously published stories.


Passages North Reading Period is Open!

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Passages North has opened to submissions. We read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid essays, short-shorts, spoken-word poetry, and brief essays on the writing life for our online Writers on Writing column. PN, a project of Northern Michigan University, has been publishing poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction since 1979.


The Riding Light Review Seeks Submissions For Fall 2014 Issue

Deadline: October 31, 2014

The Riding Light Review seeks well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art that challenge our concepts and worldview. Our magazine aims for an eclectic flavor, with works that mirror, literally and metaphorically, the world at large. We are looking for short fiction from 1000 to 7500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, creative nonfiction up to 5000 words, essays up to 5000 words, poetry of any length, art and photography. Please read the guidelines for which you are submitting.


Seeking Horror Fiction for Special Mini-Issue

Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Riding Light Review seeks well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished fiction. For the special mini-issue, we are looking for fiction that falls within the theme of Halloween and/or horror.  We are looking for short fiction from 1000 to 7,500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, and poetry up to 5 pages. Please read our special issue guidelines for submission.


So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Literature & Art Seeks Submissions

Deadline: October 15, 2014

So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Literature and Art seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from both emerging and established writers and artists. We love work that asks questions, inspires, takes risks, and challenges readers. We love beauty, lyricism, and engaging narratives, but also surprising and difficult new approaches to language. Submit online until October 15. We look forward to reading your work!



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