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    Posted August 3, 2020

    Speckled Trout Review—Calling All Poets!

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Speckled Trout Review is planning a special print issue on the theme of CRISIS for its Fall 2020 (2.2) publication. In a lifetime we experience crises of the heart, the mind, and the body, as well as global crises—the present COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest and social injustices, natural catastrophes, and many others that leave indelible impressions. We want to hear from poets whose speakers come out stronger after a crisis. The deadline is Oct. 15. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting. Specific guidelines can be found here: speckledtroutreview.com/2019/08/04/welcome-to-my-blog/.

  • Posted August 3, 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 August 3, 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 August 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 July 31, 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 July 30, 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. There is a small convenience fee to submit to our general submission categories as this helps to defray the costs associated with operating via the Submittable platform, a necessary resource for us as our staff is located across the country and at times the world. We encourage you to check out our free full-issue online archive to find out more about us: www.raleighreview.org.

  • Posted July 30, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing, adventurous new writing, art, and photography. Indigenous, Black, POC, gender nonconforming, women, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, poor, and border-straddling authors encouraged. Midwest connections a plus. Specific, strong, and strange voices welcome: surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted July 30, 2020

    The Coniston Prize for Women Poets - $1,500 Award

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Coniston Prize for Women Poets - $1,500 Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1
      The Coniston Prize from Radar Poetry recognizes an exceptional group of poems by a woman writing in English. This year's judge is Ada Limón. The winner will receive $1,500 and publication. Up to 10 finalists will also be awarded publication in the contest issue. Coniston Prize entries will be accepted through Submittable until the deadline of September 1, 2020. The reading fee is $20. Visit www.radarpoetry.com/contest to review the guidelines and read the work of past winners.

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  • Posted July 30, 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 70,000 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 July 30, 2020

    Superstition Review Seeking Submissions for Issue 26

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    On behalf of Arizona State University and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Superstition Review is dedicating Issue 26 to work that promotes inclusion and explores new ways to dismantle racial and social inequality. We have chosen this theme in order to magnify voices that have been traditionally undermined by our histories, institutions, policies, laws, and habits of daily life. Our submissions will be open August 1st-31st. We accept art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. superstitionreview.asu.edu

    Posted July 30, 2020

    Submit to Tinderbox's 2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize!

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Submit to Tinderbox's 2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2020
      Tinderbox Poetry Journal is pleased to announce its fourth annual contest, the 2020 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize, judged by torrin a. greathouse! There are no limitations in form or content; we are interested in everything from traditional forms to free verse to lyric essay to flash fiction. The winner will receive $750, and the runner-up will receive $500. All finalists will be published and paid the standard rate of $15/contributor. Semi-finalists will also be considered for publication. Please submit up to three (3) pieces ($15, or $20 with feedback) here: tinderboxpoetryjournal.submittable.com/submit. We look forward to reading your work!

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    Posted July 30, 2020

    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 July 29, 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 July 29, 2020

    Summer Writing Contests - Poetry & Fiction - $1000 Prize Each!

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Summer Writing Contests - Poetry & Fiction - $1000 Prize Each!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 20, 2020
      The Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize pays $1000 and publication in The Ocotillo Review. Reading fee $20. Send three poems up to 65 lines each. Chip Dameron will judge. The Chester B Himes Memorial Fiction Prize pays $1000 and publication in The Ocotillo review. Reading fee $20. Send one story of 1,000 to 4,200 words. Charlotte Gullick will judge. All entrants receive The Ocotillo Review with winner's story and poem. Half of all revenue generated is donated to the research and treatment of Breast Cancer and Parkinson's Disease. We welcome diverse voices. More info at www.kallistogaiapress.org (a 501(c)(3) literary nonprofit).

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    Posted July 29, 2020

    Fleas on the Dog Open 4 Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 30
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    We’re the site your teacher warned you about! The no frills brown bag in your face thumb your nose online psychotropolis for the literarily insane. Get committed today! The infamous dude sextet is bustlin’, hustlin’, itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and screenplays that smell ripe and kick ass for our cage-rattling upcoming Issue 7. If we like what you submit we’ll be all over you; if we don’t we promise to be gentle, especially if it’s your first time. See our Guidelines for details: fleasonthedog.com. Runs July 1–August 30.

    Posted July 28, 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 July 27, 2020

    Send your Essay, Poem, or Short to The CHILLFILTR Review

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    The CHILLFILTR Review strives to bring the best new art to a worldwide audience by leveraging best-in-class technology to create a seamless and immersive web experience. We welcome submissions from all walks of life, and all perspectives. We are committed to inclusivity and kindly welcome work from marginalized voices. All featured works will receive an honorarium of $20 per 1000 words and will be published online at The CHILLFILTR Review as well as on our Apple News Channel. Readers can vote for their favorites, and year-end "Best Of" winners will receive an additional $100 cash prize.

    Posted July 27, 2020

    Sleet Magazine Call for Winter Submissions

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

    Sleet Magazine is now open for submissions for our themed Winter 2020 edition. Deadline: August 15, 2020. We are looking for work written during the pandemic, work that addresses any topic of national and/or global interest. The world is changing before our eyes. Will systemic racism finally be addressed and confronted? How is the virus affecting you, physically and mentally? The winter edition will launch on Nov. 1, immediately before the US presidential election. See www.sleetmagazine.com for guidelines.

  • Posted July 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 July 27, 2020

    Poetica Magazine: Reflections of Jewish Thought

    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Poetica Magazine is looking for works centered on the Jewish experience—open to all writers, of any affiliation, or any level of writing. All accepted works will be published on the website with author's BIO and photo. This is an open edition until we have enough material to release a 120 page print edition. No fee to submit. Visit the website to submit via SUBMITTABLE form. www.PoeticaMagazine.com

    Posted July 23, 2020

    $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Patricia Smith

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, edited by Patricia Smith
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling
      Every year, the University of Arkansas Press accepts submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Series and from the books selected awards the $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize in the following summer. For almost a quarter century the press has made this series the cornerstone of its work as a publisher of some of the country’s best poetry. The series is edited by Patricia Smith. The deadline for the 2022 Prize is September 30, 2020. For more information visit uapress.com.

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    Posted July 23, 2020

    Club Plum Literary Journal Seeks Literary Horror for October Issue

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

    Submissions open for creepy and dark flash fiction, prose poetry, and art for the October 16th issue of Club Plum. Blood and monsters are welcome as long as you write them well, as are things felt but not seen. Fear in the silent spaces. Not quite sure if it is horror? Send it along. Staunchly non-horror pieces are welcome for this issue as well, but send sappy elsewhere. Send sad. Send strange. Send beauty that is destined to doom. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com for submission requirements.

  • Posted July 23, 2020

    NYQ Books Seeks Submissions for a New Anthology about Faith

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 2, 2021
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    NYQ Books is seeking submissions for an anthology to be titled Without a Doubt: poems illuminating faith. Submissions will remain open until February 2, 2021, but may close early should the anthology fill. We are seeking poems that explore faith rather than tell. We seek poems that demonstrate a new and fresh understanding of faith. Poems that rise above religion and redefine spirituality. Poets from any spiritual tradition are welcome. Nontheists and Freethinkers are encouraged to submit. Historically marginalized voices are especially welcome. We are not looking for poems that proselytize. Please see our webpage for complete guidelines.

  • Posted July 22, 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 July 22, 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 July 21, 2020

    Call for Submissions: Fiction Southeast

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Fiction Southeast seeks articles about writing, interviews, and essays from MFA students as well as emerging and established writers. These can be articles concerning the publication process, writing a synopsis, composing a query letter, dealing with rejection, craft articles, and more. fictionsoutheast.com

    Posted July 21, 2020

    Deadline Extended for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Deadline Extended for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2020
      The deadline for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers has been extended to August 15th. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry, and are open only to writers with two or fewer previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will be published and paid at our normal rates. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Visit artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/francine-ringold-awards/ for complete rules.

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  • Posted July 20, 2020

    Online Writing Workshops

    • Blurb

      Ongoing Enrollment; Location: Online
      Storyville Writing Workshop offers virtual writing workshops online for a wide variety of skill levels. Workshops provide personalized critiques, ongoing email access to the instructor, writing resources, personal virtual meetings via Google Meet, as well as access writing forums. storyvilleworkshop.com/online-workshops/

    Posted July 20, 2020

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

    • Blurb

      Beginning Dates: July 27; Virtual
      Registration Deadline: Rolling

      Willow Writers’ Workshops is going virtual this summer and fall! We will offer workshops, providing writing prompts, craft discussions, and manuscript consultations. All levels are welcome. Three different courses are being offered: Desire to Write? An Introduction to Creative Writing; Flash: Writing Short, Short Prose; and Writers Workshop on Thursday Nights, a six-week course focusing on short stories. Summer dates begin July 27. The facilitator is Susan Isaak Lolis, a published and award-winning writer. For more information, check out willowwritersretreat.com.

    Posted July 20, 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

  • Posted July 16, 2020

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Works of Resistance, Resilience

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Each issue of About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, focuses on a specific theme. From 6/1 to 8/1 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2020 issue Works of Resistance, Resilience. Our mission: to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music which fit the current theme. More about this issue's theme and our submission guidelines: aboutplacejournal.org/submissions/.

  • Posted July 16, 2020

    level:deepsouth—for Generation X

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Nonfiction, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Anthology

    level:deepsouth is an online anthology created in 2020 with the goal of documenting Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s by collecting works of creative nonfiction (personal essays, memoirs, and reviews) about our lives back then and since then. Submissions guidelines can be found on the website: leveldeepsouth.com.

    Posted July 15, 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 July 15, 2020

    The Courtship of Winds Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Drama, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Recognizing the importance of the upcoming presidential election, the winter issue of The Courtship of Winds will be a special Election issue and will be published before the election. We are looking for submissions that in any way address some aspect of our current political situation. Submissions should still be works of art, as opposed to simple diatribe. Other than that, there are no narrow restrictions. Submissions for the Election issue are open until October 1. www.thecourtshipofwinds.org

    Posted July 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 July 15, 2020

    Apple in the Dark Journal Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Apple in the Dark Journal is a brand-new online publication focusing on works of fiction and creative nonfiction no longer than 1,500 words apiece. Send your work to . Please use this format for the subject line: “[Last Name], [First Word of Title]” and please include your contact info/social media handles and a brief bio in the email. If possible, please paste the contents of your submission into the body of the email rather than attaching it as a Word document or PDF. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but do please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. appleinthedark.wordpress.com

  • Posted July 14, 2020

    Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 15, 2020
      Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize 2020: Judged by Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third. Top five published in Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 15. For complete guidelines, see redwheelbarrow.submittable.com.

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    Posted July 14, 2020

    Red Planet Magazine Submission Call

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

    Red Planet Magazine is an independent literary magazine emphasizing a theme of speculative fiction, and is open for submissions year-round on a rolling basis. Contributors receive a digital copy of the issue in which their work has been featured. Please visit www.redplanetmagazine.com for additional information.

    Posted July 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 July 13, 2020

    FishFood Short Story Contest

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title FishFood Short Story Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2020
      FishFood Magazine is accepting submissions for its very first short story contest. Stories must be under 1,000 words. There is no set theme, so feel free to get as creative as possible. The winner of the contest receives $1000 plus publication of the story in FishFood Magazine: www.fishfoodmagazine.com.

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    Posted July 13, 2020

    Anthology of Writing on Domestic Verbal, Emotional, and Physical Abuse

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    We are seeking work by survivors of domestic abuse. Creative nonfiction, memoir, flash nonfiction. Maximum word count 4500. Please note that at this time we are not accepting poetry. Deadline: October 15, 2020. The book will be published by McFarland & Company; contributors will receive a complimentary copy. Please send your submission in Word, with a brief cover letter and 50 word bio to Judith Skillman, and Linera Lucas; . This text is dedicated to all those who dared to break the silence.

    Posted July 13, 2020

    PoArtMo 2020 Anthology: Submit to Auroras & Blossoms

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 23, 2020
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Anthology

    We invite you to submit your best art work created in 2020 for potential inclusion in a digital anthology that will be published later this year. Topics/Themes: Anything that is positive, uplifting, and inspirational in nature, with the exception of erotica and politics. Clean art only. No dirty words or swear words allowed! We are looking for poetry, flash fiction, essays, short stories, art, drawings, paintings, and photography. abpoetryjournal.com/poartmo-anthology/

    Posted July 9, 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 July 8, 2020

    Fiction Southeast Story of the Month

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Big Title Fiction Southeast Story of the Month
    • Blurb

      Submissions accepted year-round.
      Each month, the editors will select one short-short story (under 1,000 words). The winning story will grace the front page of the website for the entire month and will be listed on the Stories of the Month Page, as well as the Fiction Page. The reading fee will be $10, and the winner will receive $50. Submit here: fictionsoutheast.submittable.com/submit/163713/story-of-the-month.

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    Posted July 7, 2020

    Mizmor Annual Poetry Anthology - Spirituality

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2020
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mizmor is an annual anthology considering high-quality poetry that expresses spiritual experiences with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the modern world and ancient wisdom. We favor true experiences with striking imagery, we do not accept devotional-religious poetry. No fee to submit. Included writers will receive one free copy. Please visit the website for the complete guidelines: www.poeticapublishing.com.

  • Posted July 6, 2020

    What Are You Reading?

    • Genre Nonfiction, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site

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    Posted July 2, 2020

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    Posted July 2, 2020

    trampset Now Paying for Quality Work

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    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
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    trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, is seeking new submissions on a rolling basis. We want your best brain, your beating heart. Send that good human stuff our way. We pay $25 per accepted piece. We have 50 free submissions a month through Submittable as well as Tip Jar and Quick Response options. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.

    Posted July 1, 2020

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

    Otis Nebula has been publishing incandescent, substantial work that operates on its own terms since 2009. The theme of this issue is: They said it couldn’t be done! Please interpret this wildly and loosely and visit our "contribute" page for more information. While there, why not take a gander at some of our previous issues? If you dig what we're doing, send us stuff. (If you don't, maybe don't.) We look forward to seeing what you've been up to!

  • Posted June 30, 2020

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