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    Posted September 23, 2020

    Garfield Lake Review 2021 Submission Period Open!

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 12, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    The Garfield Lake Review prides itself on accepting a wide selection of fiction, poetry, and visual arts from the Olivet College community and beyond. No fee, payment in copies. This year’s Garf is looking for submissions that follow the theme of duality. Send us your unexpected endings, your highs and lows. Send us anything juxtaposed between light and darkness. Living is a thrill—show us how it is for you. Visit us at www.garfieldlakereview.com/submit.

  • Posted September 23, 2020

    Sand Hills Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 20, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Sand Hills, in print since 1973, is opening up submissions for our very first online exclusive! We are accepting flash fiction and essays up to 1000 words, poetry up to 32 lines, photography, and, for the first time ever, short animation and comics. We are open for submissions until November 20th. sandhillslitmag.com/submit/. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Posted September 22, 2020

    Willow Writers' Virtual Workshops: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

    • Blurb

      Registration Deadline: Rolling
      Willow Writers’ Workshops is going virtual this fall! We will offer workshops, providing writing prompts, craft discussions, and manuscript consultations. All levels are welcome. Writers' Workshops available on Thursday nights, Sunday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and Monday mornings. Fall seminars include Generating Story Ideas and Creating a Strong Sense of Place; Gothic Fiction, and Flash! Writing Short, Short Prose. Workshops and seminars run in September and October. The facilitator is Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. For more information, check out willowwritersretreat.com.

  • Posted September 21, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Storm Cellar is a literary journal of safety and danger, in print and ebook formats since 2011. We seek the voices of Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, gender nonbinary, neurodivergent, fat, disabled, border-straddling, poor, and more marginalized authors. We encourage connections, in work or by creator, to the Midwest, broadly construed. Now paying. Send ambitious, surprising new art and writing through stormcellar.submittable.com; learn more at stormcellar.org.

  • Posted September 21, 2020

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 10 Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume Ten, our Winter/Spring 2021 issue. 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 September 21, 2020

    Blueline Seeks Exceptional Poetry, Prose, and Art Focused on Nature

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submissions window open until November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

    Posted September 21, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Grand Little Things

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

    Grand Little Things is open for submissions! Visit us at grand-little-things.com/submission-information/ for more info! GLT is looking for formal poetry (think sonnets, villanelles, etc.) or blank/free verse that uses traditional poetic techniques. Open to never-been-published-writers and up and comers, as well as established writers. No fee required.

  • Posted September 21, 2020

    The Poetry Lab offers Submit It Like You Mean It

    • Blurb

      Enrolling now: six-week virtual seminar offered by The Poetry Lab, Submit It Like You Mean It: All You Need to Know to Successfully Submit Poetry for Publication. Reliable, effective submissions strategy with in-depth guidance on cover letters, bio statements, simultaneous submissions, where to submit, how to create a tracking sheet, and much more. Our goal is to demystify the path to publication with practical tools and insider knowledge in a friendly environment. Registration fee is $95 and includes one-month subscription to Duotrope. Scholarships are available. Class begins October 6, 2020. Learn more at thepoetrylab.com/submit-it.

  • Posted September 21, 2020

    Enter the 30th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Enter the 30th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1
      Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive a $5,000 cash prize, publication, promotion, and a virtual event to be determined. Submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction up to 8,500 words or up to 10 pages of poems. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Each entrant receives a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review (normal price $24) and the forthcoming digital short story anthology Strange Encounters, forthcoming from Missouri Review Books. (normal price $8.95). All-Access entrants receive full access to our ten-year digital archive. All entries considered for publication. Deadline: October 1. www.missourireview.com

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  • Posted September 17, 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 September 16, 2020

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    Writing contests and calls for submissions you want to know about delivered to your inbox every week. Plus, book and magazine review updates, new issues and title announcements, creative writing progam deadlines and announcements, upcoming writing conferences and events, and more. Subscribe to the NewPages Newsletter here: npofficespace.com/newpages-newsletter/.

  • Posted September 16, 2020

    Announcing THE BOILER PRIZE

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Announcing THE BOILER PRIZE
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30
      THE BOILER challenges you to submit flash/hybrid pieces under 800 words for this year’s prize. We welcome fragments, experiments, prose poems, flash essays/fiction. The only thing that matters is whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing. The deadline for submission is November 30. One winner will be published in our winter issue. A runner-up will be awarded $250 and also be offered publication. Additional finalists will be considered for our winter issue. Submission fee is $7. Close friends and colleagues should not submit.

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    Posted September 15, 2020

    Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15; submissions reviewed and accepted on rolling basis
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    New online publication based at Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service (CSDS) at Northeastern University in Boston. Seeking work that deepens the inward life; expresses range of religious/spiritual/humanist experiences and perspectives; envisions a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world; advances dialogue across difference; and challenges structural oppression in all its forms. Seeking work for feature section on Black Lives Matter. Send unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, and translations. Especially interested in work from international and historically unrepresented communities. No fee; currently non-paying. Submit 3-5 pieces via Submittable or via email to . Questions? Contact Alexander Levering Kern, co-editor or visit pensivejournal.com.

  • Posted September 15, 2020

    Call for Submissions for Walloon Writers Review

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

    Walloon Writers Review is an independent regional literary magazine that shares original creative writing and nature photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. We are accepting submissions for our upcoming Edition 6 to be published as an E-edition late 2020.

  • Posted September 15, 2020

    BreakBread Magazine Seeks Work From Young Creatives

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit breakbreadproject.submittable.com/submit to send us your work. Check out our website for more information: www.breakbreadproject.org.

    Posted September 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 September 14, 2020

    Pinch Journal seeks Poetry Written in or Regarding Variety Englishes

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2020
    • Genre Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The Pinch Literary Journal seeks poetry written in or regarding Variety Englishes for a featured highlight in its Spring 2021 Issue (41.1). Poems in Singlish, Konglish, Spanglish, AAVE, and other English-derived emerging linguistic forms will be considered for publication. No submission fee, accepted pieces will be awarded $150 for publication. Deadline November 15th, 2020. For inquiries, visit www.pinchjournal.com/glish or contact .

    Posted September 10, 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

    Posted September 10, 2020

    Rockvale Review Seeks Poetry for Issue Seven

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    We love image-driven poetry that is both bold and vulnerable. Send us 1-3 poems in a single document through Submittable. Every submission is given careful consideration and is read by multiple editors. We care about your work! We also love blending poetry with art and music. All accepted poems are paired with an original piece of art and 5 are chosen for a musical response. Please read all guidelines carefully. We read blind, so no names on the uploaded poems please. To submit, visit: rockvalereview.com/submissions/.

    Posted September 9, 2020

    Online Courses, Community for Aspiring Writers

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Year-round
      The Center for Creative Writing has been guiding aspiring writers toward a regular writing practice for more than 30 years. Our passionate, published teachers offer inspiring online writing courses in affordable six-week sessions, as well as one-on-one services (guidance, editing) and writing retreats (virtual for 2020). Whatever your background or experience, we can help you become a better writer and put you in touch with the part of you that must write, so that you will keep writing. Join our inclusive, supportive community built on reverence for creativity and self-expression, and find your way with words. Creativewritingcenter.com.

    Posted September 8, 2020

    Year-round Open Submissions for Large Readership

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Send us your zany, innovative best fiction, poetry, and CNF. We publish bimonthly, and year round. We at Bending Genres also host monthly weekend workshops and retreats. www.bendinggenres.com

    Posted September 8, 2020

    Guidelines for Blink-Ink Issue #42, "Mercy"

    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    “Mercy, mercy, mercy me. / Where did all the blue skies go? / Poison is the wind that blows…”—"Mercy, mercy, me" by Marvin Gaye
    Mercy will be the theme of Blink-Ink’s December issue. We are quite serious about this one. Humor or satire will certainly be considered, but it must be relevant. Send us your best, unpublished work of approximately 50 words in the body of an email to: . Submissions are open September 1st, through Oct. 15th. No poetry, attachments, or bios please. “What we want, what we need, is civic grace and mercy.”—Senator Cory Gardner

    Posted September 8, 2020

    Anthology Publishers Seek Original Written Content about Madonna

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    Are you a fan of pop-singer Madonna? We’re seeking original stories about the impact she’s had on individual lives. Submissions should be 1500-3500 words. Feel free to supplement with photos with Madonna, photos dressed like Madonna, or other related materials. We pay $25 for selected submissions. Contributing authors will receive a free copy of the published book. A portion of proceeds will go to the non-profit organization founded by Madonna “Raising Malawi”. Contributing authors will be required to sign a contract. Submissions must be in English: . Work must not have previously appeared in print. We check for and report plagiarism.

  • Posted September 8, 2020

    Pangyrus LitMag Open for Submissions for New Education Column, Schooled

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Pangyrus is open for submissions in all areas and particularly for its new education column, Schooled. Pangyrus publishes well-crafted, thought-provoking writing and multimedia storytelling in every genre online and in two print editions per year. For Schooled, we’re looking for writing that addresses teaching and learning during COVID-19, teaching or revising curriculum that addresses the national reckoning regarding race in America, teaching students about the protests, or personal essays that reflect the unique experiences of both teachers and students. Send us op-eds, personal essays, or think pieces of 800–1,500 words. We also accept longer reported features with a maximum 5,000 words. Please submit here.

    Posted September 7, 2020

    2021 Embracing Our Differences International Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title 2021 Embracing Our Differences International Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 7, 2021
      Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. The combination of visual art and the written word adds a deeper dimension to the overall experience. The display reflects the artists' and writers' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota and will be displayed from January 20 - April 1, 2021. A $1,000 award is given for "Best Quotation.”

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    Posted September 4, 2020

    Looking for Editors/Cover Artist

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Hey, I’m Alive Magazine is a literary magazine that aims to collect each and every unique experience of being alive. The experiences and stories of Black people have been consistently ignored and erased when they should be amplified and celebrated. Hey, I’m Alive Magazine is proud to accept and share the work of Black artists, and would like to provide issue 4, the Black August edition, as a space for Black creators exclusively. For this issue, we are also looking for editors and a cover artist from the Black community. Editors will be paid for their work. Submissions close September 15, reach out for more information before then!

    Posted September 4, 2020

    Hole In The Head Now Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
    • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Now accepting submissions of poetry and art. The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant new online journal of poetry and art that is already attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets and authors, including Richard Blanco, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. Join us at www.holeintheheadreview.com.

    Posted September 4, 2020

    Feminist Literary Magazine About Female Leadership Submissions Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    They Call Us magazine (theycallus.com), an art and literature feminist magazine devoted to using media as a way to discuss everyday gender discrimination, is currently accepting poetry, prose, art, and photography submissions for our new edition They Call Us Bossy. This edition deals with gender stereotypes of womxn in positions of power. Submit your pieces to by November 1st. All rights belong to the writers and all submissions will receive a personal response. Word count is 1200 words for prose and there is no fee. www.theycallus.com/faq-1

  • Posted September 3, 2020

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2020
      18th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Fee: $15 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier, assisted by Jim DuBois. This contest is recommended by Reedsy as one of the best of 2020. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

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  • Posted September 3, 2020

    Minds on Fire Open Book Prize—$1500 and Publication

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Minds on Fire Open Book Prize—$1500 and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2020
      Our third annual open book prize is accepting manuscripts. If you have a manuscript or know someone who does, please give us a shot. Open to any poet writing in English regardless of previous publication record, the prize seeks to represent the best contemporary writing in high quality editions of enduring value. Prospective entrants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Conduit, which champions originality, intelligence, irreverence, and humanity. Previously unpublished manuscripts of 48-90 pages should be submitted through our Submittable page or via the USPS. Please visit www.conduit.org/book-prizes for details.

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  • Posted September 3, 2020

    The Wishing Jewel Prize

    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The Wishing Jewel Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2020
      The Wishing Jewel Prize honors a manuscript that challenges expectations of genre, form, or mode while engaging the rich possibilities of lyrical expression. Named for an essay in Anne Carson's innovative book Plainwater, we look forward to work that questions the boundaries of what poems and books can be. Contest awards $1,000 and publication. All finalists considered for publication. Reading fee: various. For more information visit our Submissions Manager.

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  • Posted September 2, 2020

    We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open

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

    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, interviews, and contests. 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 services and seminars, too. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted September 2, 2020

    Cherry Tree Open Reading Period

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Cherry Tree is seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for our seventh issue. We are open from August 1-October 1, 2020. We accept simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions and charge a nominal $3 reading fee which helps us pay our authors and which benefits a local youth-advocacy group. Work from our journal has been included in Best American Poetry 2016, 2017, and 2020, and 2 pieces from our recent appear in Best Microfictions 2020. We pay authors $20 and 2 copies. All accepted pieces are considered for our Literary Shade feature as well.

    Posted September 2, 2020

    Full Bleed Seeks Work for Fifth Issue

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Full Bleed, an annual journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its fifth issue, forthcoming in May 2021. We publish criticism, belle lettres, artwork, design, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. For Issue Five, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of adaptation. In this time of accelerating change, we invite artists, designers, and writers to reflect on the various ways that ecological, technological, and social conditions have necessitated and will necessitate reinvention, hard resets, or new modes of coping, working, living, and thinking. For more details, go to www.full-bleed.org/submit.

    Posted September 1, 2020

    Guest Editor Sima Rabinowitz Invites Submissions for HA&L Issue Fourteen.2

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

    Science is among the most creative of human endeavors. From ancient depictions of scientists and scientific phenomena to contemporary graphic novel formats, from Frankenstein to recent best-selling novels dealing with such themes as pharmacology and climate change, and from memoirs on scientific discovery to essays on “life in the lab,” the people and ideas of science continue to capture our imaginations. We seek work that incorporates ideas, language, characters, main or sub-themes, images, and artwork related to STEM expansively imagined and rendered. Full call: halmagazine.wordpress.com/submit/submit-to-hal-magazine. Send submissions or queries to .

    Posted September 1, 2020

    Sky Island Journal: Issue 14 (Fall 2020) Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Midnight (CST) September 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 75,000 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 14 before midnight (CST) on September 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.

    Posted September 1, 2020

    Have a Great Idea for a Book?

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Book

    Tolsun Books is looking for a great idea to turn into a manuscript for publication. Please submit an informal query letter describing a literary project made from parts (poems, stories, essays, hybrid) that you'd like to develop into a full-length book in close collaboration with our editorial team. In the same document, include a small sampling of representative work that you intend (in some form) to be included in the final manuscript. We are accepting queries only from authors currently residing in the United States who have one or no books previously published or forthcoming in the proposed manuscript genre/form (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc.). Submission fee is $10. tolsunbooks.com

  • Posted September 1, 2020

    RHINO Founders' Prize Contest Guest Judge: Ed Roberson

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title RHINO Founders' Prize Contest Guest Judge: Ed Roberson
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2020
      RHINO is open Sept. 1 – Oct. 15 for submissions for its annual Founders' Prize Poetry Contest. Guest judge will be Ed Roberson, author of numerous poetry collections and recipient of prizes including the Jackson Poetry Prize and the Stephen Henderson Critics Award for Achievement in Literature. Roberson is currently Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern University. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 poems; first prize $500, two runners-up prizes $100 each. All submissions considered for publication in RHINO’s 2021 issue, and for $500 Editors' Prize. For 40+ years, RHINO’s award-winning annual print journal has featured stunning, eclectic work. Complete guidelines: rhinopoetry.org.

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  • Posted September 1, 2020

    The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology, Literary Site
    • Big Title The Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2020
      Our biannual competition is now open for submissions. We want exciting, thought-provoking short stories incorporating a supernatural theme or element. Contemporary magic realism is more than welcome. $1,000 for the winner; two honorable mentions receive $250. October 31 online publication for all three, including custom illustration by noted British Folk Horror artist Andy Paciorek, plus print anthology publication in Volume II of 21st Century Ghost Stories due for publication in 2021. (Volume I was published in 2018 by Wyrd Harvest Press of Durham, U.K., and is available for purchase.) 1,500-10,000 words. Deadline: September 30. $20 submission fee. See our website for complete guidelines: www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award.

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    Posted September 1, 2020

    International Submissions Call - Inspirational Art, Flash Fiction, Photography, Short Stories

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Launched in 2019, Auroras & Blossoms is dedicated to promoting positive, uplifting, and inspirational art; and giving artists of all levels a platform where they can showcase their work and build their publishing credits. We publish short stories, six-word stories, paintings, and drawings. We are also looking for work that tells beautiful stories and articles that are helpful to photographers at every level of their career for publication in our sister journal FPoint Collective Photography Magazine. We are interested in photography, along with articles, tips, stories, and essays relating to photography. International submissions welcome. Submission Guidelines and apply here.

    Posted September 1, 2020

    Calling all Capulets!

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    What’s in a name? Capulet Mag seeks balcony dreamers, lark singers, and late-night readers. We publish the best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Capulet Mag wants your love letters, your stories, and your thoughts.

  • Posted September 1, 2020

    2021 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2021 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2020
      Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication, and fifty copies. Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1–December 31, 2020. Press 53 publisher and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the only judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2021; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2021. Complete details at our website.

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    Posted August 31, 2020

    Girls Right the World Issue 5

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

    Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fifth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to  by  December 31, 2020. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

    Posted August 31, 2020

    Raleigh Review Submissions Open through Halloween

    • Deadline info Deadline: Halloween 2020 at Midnight
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    We with Raleigh Review believe that great literature inspires empathy by allowing us to see through the eyes of our neighbors, whether across the street or across the globe. We are currently open to general submissions for poetry and flash fiction through Halloween 2020 at Midnight. We encourage you to check out our free full-issue online archive to find out more about us: www.raleighreview.org.

    Posted August 31, 2020

    Parhelion Accepting Fall Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is accepting poetry, fiction, flash, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Fall 2020 issue. Our growing magazine represents an eclectic mix of voices from all over the country, with styles ranging from traditional to innovative. We are passionate about discovering new writers! For more information about PLM, check out our website.

  • Posted August 31, 2020

    Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize (The Journal)

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize (The Journal)
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 5, 2020
      Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize. Submissions open September 1, 2020. Judge Marcus Jackson will select one full-length manuscript for publication by Mad Creek Books, the trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press. In addition to publication under a standard book contract, the winner receives the Charles B. Wheeler prize of $2,500. A nonrefundable fee of $23.00 (or $11.50 for BIPOC poets) will be charged for each entry. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to The Journal. Visit our contest page for guidelines. (If it is a hardship to meet the entry fee, contact our editor () to discuss options.)

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    Posted August 31, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Nonfiction, Poetry, Photos about China

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

    Brush Talks is a journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions for our next issue, to be published in the fall of 2020. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science and technology—anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). No submission fee. Please visit our website for more information and read the guidelines before submitting.

    Posted August 31, 2020

    Geri Digiorno Prize judged by Laux/Millar & Flash Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Geri Digiorno Prize judged by Laux/Millar & Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Midnight on Halloween 2020
      Raleigh Review is currently offering two contests. The RR Flash Fiction Prize is being judged by our esteemed Fiction team ($300 Grand Prize, $13 entry fee). Raleigh Review is also offering the Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize with Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar as the judges of the finalists. Think of our Digiorno Prize as a collage prize that includes at least two of the genres among poetry and/or visual art and/or flash nonfiction ($300 Grand Prize, $13 entry fee). Submissions close by midnight on Halloween. All entrants shall receive the prize print issue for free.

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  • Posted August 27, 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 August 27, 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


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