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  • Posted March 5, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry

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

    Join the ranks of John Ashbery, Wang Ping, Cole Swensen, Stephen Dunn, Shara McCallum, Denise Duhamel, Paul Mariani, William Logan, Nance Van Winckel, X.J. Kennedy, Ted Kooser, Emmylou Harris, W.D. Snodgrass, Troy Jollimore, Barbara Hamby, David Kirby, Ross Gay, Kim Addonizio, Robert Wrigley and thousands more from the renowned to those published for the very first time. International poets welcomed heartily. “STRONG Rx MEDICINE”. Now reading for Volume XI. Replies within 15 business days. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted March 4, 2021

    Submit your 50-word story to 50 Give or Take

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    50 Give or Take daily delivers micro-fiction of fifty words or less straight into your inbox. Please subscribe (it’s free!) to get an idea of what is published, before submitting your work. All accepted 50 Give or Take pieces will be published in a print collection at the end of every year, starting in 2021. All you have to do is submit your: 50-word story, one-line bio, website or social media URL, and a vertical photo of yourself to . Good luck!

    Posted March 4, 2021

    Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels: Myths, Legends, and Other Lies You've Been Told about Black Women

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2021
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels: Myths, Legends, and Other Lies You've Been Told about Black Women revisits notions of Black womanhood to include the ways in which Black women's perceived strength can function as a dangerous denial of Black women's humanity. This collection addresses the stigma of this extraordinary endurance in professional and personal spaces, the Black church, in interpersonal partnerships, and within the justice arena, while also giving voice and value to Black women's experiences as the backbone of the Black family and community. Drs. Jan Boulware, Rondrea Mathis, Clarissa West-White, and Kideste Yusef of Bethune-Cookman University will serve as editors. For more information and to submit work, visit: blacklawrencepress.submittable.com/submit/73600/mamas-martyrs-and-jezebels.

    Posted March 4, 2021

    University of South Alabama

    • Blurb

      Earn your MA with an emphasis in Creative Writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, near some of our country's best beaches. Tuition waivers and assistantships are available as are additional scholarships for excellence and summer creative writing projects. Home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing. For more information, visit our website: www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/english/.

  • Posted March 3, 2021

    MAYDAY Fiction and Poetry Prizes

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine, Broadside
    • Big Title MAYDAY Fiction and Poetry Prizes
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: March 31, 2021
      MAYDAY has extended the submission deadline for the annual fiction and poetry prizes. Winners receive $1,000, publication, and 25 broadsides of the winning poem or an excerpt from the winning story. Use the online submission system to submit up to 3 poems for the poetry prize or up to 6,000 words for the fiction prize. $20 entry fee. All entries considered for publication. Jacques Rancourt will judge the poetry prize and Kali Wallace the fiction prize. For more info, visit maydaymagazine.com/contests.

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  • Posted March 3, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in every sense, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Seeking formally, linguistically, aesthetically, emotionally ambitious writing and art. Rooted in the midwest, we actively prioritize work by Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, and women, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other under-represented authors. We pay a flat honorarium; limited no-fee submissions each month; expedited response available. Surprise us! Full guidelines: stormcellar.org/submit; submission portal stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted March 3, 2021

    Paul Nemser Book Prize from Lily Poetry Review Books

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Paul Nemser Book Prize from Lily Poetry Review Books
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      Submission Dates: January 1 – March 31, 2021. Eligibility: Open to any poet writing in English regardless of publication history. Must not have studied with Tom Daley (the judge) within past ten years. Awards a standard book contract and virtual or in-person launch. Member of CLMP. lilypoetryreview.submittable.com/submit

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  • Posted March 2, 2021

    2021 Nimrod Literary Awards: $6,000 in Prizes

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 Nimrod Literary Awards: $6,000 in Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2021
      Submissions are open for The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, with prizes of $2,000 and $1,000 and publication, as well as readings at our Awards Ceremony. Finalists and selected semi-finalists will be published and paid at a rate of $10/page. For poetry, submit 3-10 pages (one long poem or several short poems); for fiction, one story, 7,500 words maximum. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year subscription. Email or visit our website for complete rules.

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  • Posted March 2, 2021

    Submissions Open for Issue 2!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 12, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions for Issue 2 of Book of Matches are open! Send your best poetry and/or prose by April 12 to be considered for the issue. Please see full submission guidelines on the website. Also take a look at Issue 1 for an idea of the flavor of work we are looking for.

  • Posted March 2, 2021

    We Pay Contributors: Driftwood Press Submissions Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: 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 March 2, 2021

    Escutcheon Review Seeks Engaging and Challenging Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Escutcheon Review is an online poetry journal that publishes the best new poetry in the United States and abroad. The journal values image and language-based experimentation over grammatical or syntactical, but will consider many kinds of contemporary poems. Payment is in the form of a contributor's bio and a link to the published work. The journal retains first North American rights. We do our best to promote the authors we publish, whether online or via word-of-mouth. All poets published in Escutcheon Review are invited to a yearly reading and gathering at The Old Post Office in Hornell, New York. www.escutcheonreview.com/submissions

  • Posted March 1, 2021

    Flying South 2021 Call for Submissions - $2000 in Prizes

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Flying South 2021 Call for Submissions - $2000 in Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2021
      $2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to May 31, Flying South 2021, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President's Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website: www.wswriters.org/flying-south.

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  • Posted March 1, 2021

    The National Indie Excellence® Awards are Open for Entries

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The National Indie Excellence® Awards are Open for Entries
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. All entries for the 15th Annual NIEA contest must be postmarked by March 31st, 2021. www.indieexcellence.com

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  • Posted March 1, 2021

    Sky Island Journal: Issue 16 (Spring 2021) Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • 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 80,000 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 response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 16 before midnight on March 31st, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted March 1, 2021

    Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2021
      20th year. Top prize: $2,000. Total prizes: $3,500. Sponsored by Winning Writers, co-sponsored by Duotrope, and recommended by Reedsy. Winning entries published online. Submit one humor poem online, up to 250 lines long. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Enter for free at winningwriters.com/werglenp21.

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    Posted March 1, 2021

    Glass Poetry Press is Open for Fee-Free Chapbook Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Glass Poetry Press (www.glass-poetry.com) is now reading fee free submissions for the 2021-2022 Glass Chapbook Series from March 1 through March 31. Manuscripts should be between 15 to 25 pages (give or take). Previous chapbook authors include Chen Chen, Sam Herschel Wein, Logan February, Gaia Rajan, Noor Ibn Najam, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, and Jennifer Givhan. There is no fee to submit. Authors receive fifteen free copies of their chapbook, 15% royalties on all sales of their chapbook, and a copy of the other 2021-222 chapbooks. GPP highly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices.

  • Posted March 1, 2021

    Tolsun Books is Looking for Manuscripts for our 2022 Catalog!

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Book

    Tolsun Books, an energetic, growing, small press, is looking for full-length and chapbook-length manuscripts for our 2022 catalog. Our books are characterized by parts that make a whole. If that means something to you, or you believe it describes your manuscript, go ahead and submit it to us! We’re looking for poetry, short stories, essays, translations, and hybrids. We want literary works, not works of genre. Submission fees are $15 for full-lengths and $10 for chapbooks. We are willing to waive submission fees. Check our website for more information.

    Posted March 1, 2021

    CircleShow Volume 23 Seeks Poetry Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Seven CirclePress is currently seeking the work of both known and unknown poets for volume 23 of CircleShow. Issues of CircleShow are posted online in free-to-read PDF format as well as made available for purchase on-demand as trade paperbacks. Please note that while we do not offer monetary payment for accepted work, all contributors do receive a complimentary copy of the printed issue in which their work appears. We are open to all styles and subject matter. Visit www.sevencirclepress.com for details.

  • Posted March 1, 2021

    Minerva Rising Press Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Minerva Rising Press seeks work that considers what it means to create and be creative, particularly in these times of turmoil and uncertainty. Tell us about your creative self–how you open yourselves to creativity and the ways in which creativity manifests beyond the arts. Send us your best poems, essays, short stories, and/or reviews that uplift and examine what it means to be creative. Please visit our website for guidelines: minervarising.com/submissions/submissions-journal/.

  • Posted March 1, 2021

    Gemini Magazine 12th Annual Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Gemini Magazine 12th Annual Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      We are open to any subject, style, or genre. All five winners will be published online in the June/July 2021 issue of Gemini. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests. All entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. Maximum length: 6,000 words. First prize: $1,000. Second: $100. Three honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee: $8. All winning stories may be read online. Advice from Ray Bradbury: “I’ve had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, which reads ‘DON’T THINK!’ You must never think at the typewriter—you must feel.” Enter at www.gemini-magazine.com/shortstorycomp.html.

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  • Posted March 1, 2021

    South 85 Journal Submissions Open for Summer Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    South 85 Journal accepts general submissions from January 15 to April 15 for its Summer issue through Submittable. Manuscripts should be sent as an attachment. Fiction submissions should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Please include the word count in an upper corner of the first page. For fiction that is under 850 words, please consider submitting during our yearly flash fiction contest. Nonfiction submissions should be no longer than 6,000 words. Please include the word count in your email. Poetry submissions should contain no more than 4 poems up to 8 total pages, one poem per page. See full details on our website or Submittable page.

    Posted February 25, 2021

    Hamilton Stone Review is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 25, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Hamilton Stone Review opens for submissions for the Spring 2021 Issue #44 on February 25, 2021 and closes March 25, 2021. Submissions may close early if the issue fills. Poetry submissions should be emailed only to Roger Mitchell at with “HSR” in the subject line. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be emailed only to Dorian Gossy at . For more information, please see www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html#submissions.

    Posted February 25, 2021

    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 late spring of 2021. 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 February 25, 2021

    The 2021 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The 2021 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2021
      The 2021 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Jericho Brown (poetry) & Debra Spark (fiction). Entry fee: $25. Entry period: December 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021. For complete guidelines visit our Duotrope listing.

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  • Posted February 24, 2021

    Cloudbank Poetry/Flash Fiction Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Cloudbank Poetry/Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: March 15, 2021
      A prize of $200 will be awarded for one poem or short prose piece in Cloudbank 15, which will be published in July. Entry fee is $15 and includes a two-issue subscription. Submissions accepted via Submittable or by mail. Complete contest guidelines can be found at our website. Recent issues have featured poems by Robert Morgan, Richard Jones, Alice Friman, and Bruce Bond. For information about past issues, including winning poems, visit CLOUDBANK. Revive us with your fire.

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  • Posted February 24, 2021

    We Want the Best Stories in All Genres

    • Deadline info Deadline: 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 February 24, 2021

    Utopia Science Fiction Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 3, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Utopia Science Fiction Magazine is seeking science fiction stories and nonfiction that touch on ideas of ecology and the environment. If you've written a story about an alien ecosystem, or that mentions biology, exobiology, geography, exo-geography, chemistry, climate, etc., send it to us! We pay our authors and provide feedback on all submissions. www.utopiasciencefiction.com/submit

    Posted February 23, 2021

    Planisphere Q Seeks Flash Fiction, Vignettes, Character Sketches, and Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Planisphere Q is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. The theme is "sight." Any interpretation of the word is acceptable. All genres are accepted. The 500-word limit is firm. Flash fiction, vignettes, character sketches, and poetry. PQ also accepts one-page comics. See submission guidelines: www.planisphereq.com/p/guidelines.html.

  • Posted February 22, 2021

    Green Linden Press' Poetry Chapbook Open-reading Period

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Green Linden Press welcomes poetry chapbook manuscripts to be considered for publication in fall of 2021. Please read from our online journal, Under a Warm Green Linden, to become familiar with work that excites us. Manuscripts of 12–40 pages are accepted, as well as simultaneous submissions, works in translation, and co-authored manuscripts. There is a $12 reading fee, which helps support our green mission, to give a portion of proceeds to reforestation efforts; or for $20 you also get any chapbook from our store. Deadline: March 20. For more information please visit greenlindenpress.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted February 19, 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! gallerygallery.org

  • Posted February 18, 2021

    BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, 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.

  • Posted February 18, 2021

    Mistake House: a space between ordinary and odd

    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    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 www.mistakehouse.org/submit/. Mistake House: a space between ordinary and odd. 

    Posted February 17, 2021

    Club Plum Seeks Works for April 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Please send flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid works, & art to Club Plum for Volume 2, Issue 2, dropping April 16, 2021. Send your pain. Send your fury. Send your strange. Unsure if prose poem or flash fiction? Send it our way. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted February 17, 2021

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    Posted February 17, 2021

    Jokes Review: Call for Manifestos

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Jokes Review is currently accepting submissions exclusively of manifestos, broadly defined. We want your manifesto (serious or otherwise) about life, art, philosophy, economics, poetry, rocketry, absinthe, interpretive dance, etc. etc. If you have a manifesto—whether it’s nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or art—to bring to the world, send it our way! For submission info: www.jokesliteraryreview.com/submit.

  • Posted February 16, 2021

    Beliefs, Myths, and Narratives in Southern Culture

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2021
    • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Anthology

    Founded in 2020, Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore is a work-in-progress online anthology of creative nonfiction works about the prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives that have driven Southern culture over the last fifty years, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The anthology is collecting personal essays, memoirs, short articles, opinion pieces, and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. www.modernsouthernfolklore.com

  • Posted February 16, 2021

    What Are You Reading?

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • 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 February 16, 2021

    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

  • Posted February 16, 2021

    Great Midwest Writing Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Great Midwest Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2021
      The Great Midwest Writing Contest awards $500 and publication in Midwest Review in 3 categories. We’re looking for thoughtful and thought-provoking writing that examines, interprets, and redefines the wide spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind. This year’s judges: Kim Chinquee, fiction. Kimberly Blaeser, poetry. Ander Monson, creative nonfiction.

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  • Posted February 16, 2021

    Grand Little Things and The Umbran Project

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 14, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Grand Little Things is seeking formal poetry as well as free verse that uses typical versification techniques from members of the African American diaspora. This is for a new endeavor called The Umbran Project. The submission rules are the same as for the main branch of Grand Little Things. There are no limitations on content or subject matter, aside from racism, sexism, etc. Be as political or nonpolitical as you want. Send me poems about rivers or Nancy Pelosi. Looking forward to reading your words! Deadline is 4/14/2021.

  • Posted February 15, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume 11 Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Poetry, Art, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Now reading for Volume Eleven, our Summer/Fall 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 February 15, 2021

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

    • 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. www.unboundedition.com

  • Posted February 15, 2021

    Dear College-aged Writers & Artists: Submit to ANGLES

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    ANGLES seeks poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art by college-aged people with diverse voices and distinct perspectives. As a literary magazine edited by students at St. John Fisher College, ANGLES takes pride in being among a writer's first publications. Send us urgent writing and art that cares about language, people, and the world and pays close attention to them. We value traditions but are keen on challenging them. We make space for underrepresented communities. Our current reading period ends on 4/1. Visit our website to see who we are and what we publish, or go straight to angleslitmag.submittable.com to submit.

  • Posted February 15, 2021

    Sand Hills Literary Magazine Open for National Contest and General Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 8, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Sand Hills Literary Magazine, established in 1973, is now open for general submissions to our 45th annual print issue and as well as submissions to our national literary contest. Contributors to our contest not only have a chance to be published in our magazine, but they also are eligible to win prizes for $250 in both of our prose and poetry categories. sandhillslitmag.com

  • Posted February 15, 2021

    INLANDIA BOOKS The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Poetry Book Competition

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title INLANDIA BOOKS The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Poetry Book Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2021
      Inlandia Books’ The Hillary Gravendyk Prize, an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. One national and one regional winner will each be awarded $1000 and book publication. Submit 48–100 pages, all styles and forms. Only electronic submissions accepted via Inlandia’s Submittable portal. Entries must be received between February 1 and April 30 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. The winners will be announced late Summer/Fall, for publication in the next year. Judged blind. Final Judges: Margaret Ronda and Megan Gravendyk Estrella. tinyurl.com/HillaryGravendykPrize

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    Posted February 15, 2021

    MudRoom Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    MudRoom is open for submissions until May 1st for our Spring Issue! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we pay $15 per accepted piece. MudRoom is somewhere between where you’ve come from and where you’re going. We believe in the liminal, the dirty, the messy, and the mundane. We publish four issues of prose and poetry a year, and we also work to put out content devoted to developing a practice—we feature short essays on craft, and interviews with writers. Send us your work, we’d love to read it!

  • Posted February 15, 2021

    NOMADartx Review Seeks Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Interviews, & Reviews

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

    NOMADartx is an emerging global creative network dedicated to sharing and amplifying creative potential, regardless of genre. NOMADartx Review curates fresh voices that address creativity and creative process via visual art, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, interviews, critiques, and reviews. Our "Industry Specials" column also provides a place for contemporary creatives to share wisdom about building success in their fields of practice. We currently consider work that addresses these themes in any way, and we have a special call currently for work that contemplates the idea of "maintenance." More information is here: nomadartx.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 11, 2021

    Fix the Future with Fiction and Win $8,700 in Prizes and Publication

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title Fix the Future with Fiction and Win $8,700 in Prizes and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 12, 2021
      Fix, Grist’s solutions lab, is launching a new climate-fiction contest, Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. Imagine calls for short stories envisioning the next 180 years of climate progress, judged by renowned authors Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, and Kiese Laymon. The top contest winners will be awarded $3000, $2000, and $1000 respectively, and nine finalists will receive a $300 honorarium. Winners and finalists will be published in an immersive digital collection. We want to see—and share—stories that bring into focus what a truly just and regenerative future could look like. Submit your story by April 12 at grist.submittable.com/submit and contact us at .

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  • Posted February 11, 2021

    Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically decentered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted February 11, 2021

    New American Voices: Post-Publication Book Prize for Immigrant Writers

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title New American Voices: Post-Publication Book Prize for Immigrant Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 31, 2021
      Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research’s New American Voices Award recognizes recently published books that illuminate the complexity of the human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing. The prize will be juried by Irina Reyn, Justin Torres, and 2019 New American Voices winner Melissa Rivero. All three finalists and the judges will appear at the Fall for the Book festival in October 2021 for the fourth annual award presentation. The winning writer will receive $5,000 and the two finalists each will receive $1,000. Full guidelines: fallforthebook.org/submitnav/.

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