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  • Posted August 3, 2021

    $2,000 Coniston Prize from Radar Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $2,000 Coniston Prize from Radar Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2021
      Radar Poetry's Coniston Prize is an annual award that recognizes an exceptional group of poems by a woman writing in English. This year's esteemed judge is Yona Harvey. The winner will receive $2,000 and will be published in the contest issue, alongside an introduction by Yona Harvey. All finalists will also be published in the contest issue. Submit 3-5 poems by September 1, 2021. Entry fee: $20. Read the guidelines and view past winners at www.radarpoetry.com/contest.

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  • Posted August 3, 2021

    First Ever Poetry Competition from FOREFRONT Charity Deadline August 7

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title First Ever Poetry Competition from FOREFRONT Charity Deadline August 7
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 7, 2021
      Submit poems on the theme of empowerment for a chance to win up to $100, along with publication. This competition supports FOREFRONT Charity’s work in rural India for water & sanitation, education, medical care, and empowerment. Details: bit.ly/3hqeYOL. Social media: @goforefront.

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  • Posted August 3, 2021

    Melbee Academy Seeks Contributing Writers for Writing & Marketing Topics

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Nonfiction, Interviews
    • Type Literary Site

    Melbee Academy is built from passionate writers dedicated to helping other writers improve craft, narrow in on their writing dreams, and achieve their greatest writing goals. We’re currently seeking topics on publishing, creative writing, copywriting, and writing lifestyle categories. If you’ve been published (magazines and literary journals count) or are self-published and have insights to share, this might be a good fit! We also accept submissions from writers published in online publications, literary magazines, and established blogs. Please see melbeeacademy.com/submissions/ for guidelines.

  • Posted August 2, 2021

    2021 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2021
      2021 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Prize is open to writers around the world who write in English. Any subject, no more than 751 words. Prizes are US $251 First Prize, $151 Second Prize, and $53 Third Prize. Winners announced by September 15 and winning stories will appear in the October contest issue of Prime Number Magazine. The editors of Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine will judge in a blind read (no name on manuscript). Reading fee US $11. Deadline August 31. Entries accepted only through Submittable. Complete details at www.Press53.com/flash-fiction-contest.

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  • Posted August 2, 2021

    Storm Cellar Call for Submissions

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

    Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook journal of safety and danger since 2011, seeks amazing new work for volume 10! Send emotionally, aesthetically, technically, and linguistically ambitious writing, photos, and art. We're especially listening for Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, fat, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other marginalized voices. Our roots are in the American Midwest. Surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission portal at stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 2, 2021

    Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2021 Poetry Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine, Literary Site
    • Big Title Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2021 Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2021
      Categories: Poet’s Choice; Members Only; New Poets; Traditional Form/Sestina; Theme/"The Sea"; Poets Under 30; Spanish Language Poets. Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; most categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; Three Honorable Mentions and publication in OPA's 2021 Verseweavers magazine. Entry Fee: OPA Members—$8 up to seven poems; Non-members— $15 up to six poems. Deadline: Submitted electronically or postmarked by August 31, 2021 midnight PDT. Electronic submissions at OPA.submittable.com are preferred. Visit oregonpoets.org for complete details.

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    Posted August 2, 2021

    Call for Submissions from Girls Worldwide

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Call for Submissions: 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 sixth 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 art and/or writing, in English or English translation, to by December31, 2021. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission.

    Posted August 2, 2021

    Be the Future with Free Radicals Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling Submissions
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    We are looking for plots that are intriguing and avoid terrible clichés. We are looking for speculative fiction and nonfiction that ask tough questions, following the initial “What if?” question that started it all. We are looking for a better representation of those who have been left behind in mainstream speculative writing. We are looking for speculative writings that keep us on the edge of our seats. We are looking for an experience as well as something that is entertaining and enlightening. We are looking for the future of speculative writing. freeradicalsmagazine.com

  • Posted August 2, 2021

    Interim Test Site Poetry Series Call for Manuscripts

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Interim Test Site Poetry Series Call for Manuscripts
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2021
      We’re looking for manuscripts of at least 48 pages that engage the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches. Beginning in 2021 and going forward, Interim will be publishing two books in their Test Site Poetry series—one title publicized as the winner of the Test Site Poetry Series and the other as the Betsy Joiner Flanagan Award in Poetry. Both winners will receive $1,000 and publication by the University of Nevada Press. www.interimpoetics.org/test-site-poetry-series

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  • Posted July 30, 2021

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    Posted July 29, 2021

    Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 17

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

    Split Rock Review is an independent, online journal that publishes poetry, short creative nonfiction and fiction, comics, hybrids, book reviews, interviews, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We seek submissions for Issue 17 (Fall 2021). First 300 submissions are FREE during the months of July and August. Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available each month. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We encourage you to read past issues to see if we’re a good home for your work. For submission guidelines, visit our website: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.

  • Posted July 29, 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 July 29, 2021

    Missouri Review's 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Missouri Review's 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2021
      The Missouri Review is pleased to announce that the 31st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize is now open. Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive $5000 and publication, promotion, and an event to be determined later. All entries are considered for publication in TMR, or in our web-exclusive features, BLAST and/or Poem of the Week. Visit our website to learn more: www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.

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  • Posted July 29, 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 July 28, 2021

    Split Rock Press Seeks Poetry Chapbook Submissions!

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

    Split Rock Press is a micro press and an imprint of Split Rock Review. We host the Split Rock Chapbook Series and publish eco-friendly books that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We're seeking poetry chapbook manuscripts for publication in 2022. Manuscripts should be 16 to 30 pages in length. Submissions are read blind. Simultaneous submissions are OK. There is a $7 submission fee. Reading period: July 1 – August 31. For more information and a full list of guidelines, visit: www.splitrockreview.org/press.

  • Posted July 27, 2021

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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

      Deadline: September 30, 2021
      19th 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. Submit two poems for one $15 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp21.

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  • Posted July 26, 2021

    Our Doors are Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • 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 all life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. What we sing saves the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. We’ve published work from and interviews with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz, Michel Stone, Michael Flohr, Lee Herrick, Chen Chen, Michael Cudlitz, Pat Metheny, Melissa Studdard, Lyrics Born, Terry Kay, and Christopher Moore. bluemountainreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted July 26, 2021

    Lost Sierras Writing Retreat - Oct. 13-17, 2021

    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2021
      Event Dates: Oct. 13-17, 2021
      Event Location: Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch in the Lost Sierras near Clio, California
      A generative and restorative writing retreat at the Lodge at Whitehawk Ranch in California facilitated by Carolyn Dawn Flynn, the Story Catalyst, acclaimed novelist, memoirist, and TEDx speaker; and poet, essayist, and novelist Jona Kottler. Let the pristine forest of California’s Lost Sierras be your inspiration for this generative and restorative retreat for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. This retreat will help you deepen and refine your work. Participants receive an extensive editorial letter and individual consultations with a mentor. The cuisine and the landscape will be sumptuous, and there will be time to write! carolynflynn.com/sierra-writing-retreat-2021/

    Posted July 22, 2021

    Book of Matches seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 10, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Book of Matches is always interested in protest—interested in protest against the unknowing alive in human existence, in protest against the knowing, too. In essence, Book of Matches both celebrates what burns against the dark, and the assurance of how little it illuminates before going out. Send us your most meaningful lies, your real lives, and the poetry of both that we may see a bit more clearly the stormy seas around us all. Book of Matches desires neither COVID, nor overtly political work. Please begin submissions here: www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com/submit.

  • Posted July 21, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume XII Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume XII, our Winter/Spring 2022 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 21, 2021

    Fiction Southeast Editor’s Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Fiction Southeast Editor’s Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2021
      Entries should be approximately 1,500 words or less. Simultaneous submissions ARE welcome. Entry fee is $10. All entries will be considered for publication in Fiction Southeast. Winner receives $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast; Runners-up receive publication in Fiction Southeast. fictionsoutheast.com

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    Posted July 20, 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 July 19, 2021

    Club Plum Seeks Literary Horror for October 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Please send your dark, surreal, horrific, and strange flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid forms, and art to Club Plum for the October 2021 issue.  Send your unsettling. Send your beautifully morbid. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted July 19, 2021

    Open for Submissions: Woodcrest Magazine is Reading

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

    Woodcrest is pleased to announce an open submission period beginning July 2021. We welcome submissions from everyone. The literary journal of Cabrini University, Woodcrest aims to publish work that is surprising, challenging, and grounded in the human experience. We want to read your submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid genres, and graphic arts. Please use our Submittable page for more information about submissions: woodcrestmagazine.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted July 15, 2021

    All Work Meeting Guidelines Edited, Published in Print and Online

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

    Too Well Away Literary Journal offers a new model for publication. We believe it is more valuable to give writers careful, constructive editing leading up to publication than it is to reject their work without feedback. Only work that goes against community guidelines will be rejected. All submissions subject to collaborative editing. Accepting a total of 50 poetry, flash, creative nonfiction, and art/photography pieces for Issue #3. Emerging writers especially encouraged to submit. No submission fee. No previously published works. Visit toowellaway.com/submit for full guidelines. Submission period closes August 31 or when 50 submissions have been received.

  • Posted July 15, 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 July 14, 2021

    Add Your Chapter to the Story of 2020

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2021
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020 is the only book about 2020 written by people just like you. We’re seeking personal essays that get up close with the desperation, division, and devotion of 2020. Not the headlines in the papers, but the headlines of our lives. Add your chapter to the story of last year—whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder, marching for justice, or tying the knot over Zoom. Stories selected for publication will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021. Free to submit. Length: Maximum 2,000 words. Previously unpublished work only. View full guidelines at www.hindsightbook2020.com.

  • Posted July 13, 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. Our 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 consider work that addresses these themes in any way. Art and submission guidelines are available at nomadartx.com/about-us.

  • Posted July 13, 2021

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

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

    Now accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue, The Awakenings Review is an annual lit mag committed to publishing poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and photography 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 had a close association. The Awakenings Review publishes works derived from 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 12, 2021

    $1,200 Prizes in Fiction & Poetry Deadline August 20

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $1,200 Prizes in Fiction & Poetry Deadline August 20
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 20, 2021
      Submissions OPEN at Kallisto Gaia Press! Julia Darling Poetry Prize
      pays $1,200 and publication in The Ocotillo Review. Submit 3 poems of up to 65 lines each. $20 to play. Edward Vidaurre judges. Revenue supports Breast cancer research through the MD Anderson Foundation. Chester B. Himes Fiction Prize pays $1,200 and publication in The Ocotillo Review. Submit one story up to 4200 words. $20 to play. May Cobb judges. Revenue supports Parkinson’s Disease research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Deadline August 20, 2021.  More info here.

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  • Posted July 12, 2021

    You Need This Like a Hole In The Head

    • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
    • Type Magazine

    The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists...even lure makers. www.holeintheheadreview.com

    Posted July 8, 2021

    CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • 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 $120. 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, 2021

    Superpresent is Seeking Submissions for its Fall Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Webster’s defines an “archive” as no more than “a repository or collection.” Humans have tried to collect. And lost. What was on scrolls in a jar not to be found, or floppy disk in an attic with no machine to read it? Writers like Borges, Sebald, and O’Brien have created and explored various archives. There can be no archive of all information, how do we parse what we have, knowing that it will be incomplete? What are the systems that writers and artists have devised in their own work? We want you to tell us, to show us “an archive.” superpresent.org

  • Posted July 8, 2021

    Angel Rust Seeking Submissions for Issue 2

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

    Angel Rust is a new, queer-led online magazine looking to publish exciting, challenging, and edgy work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, with a particular interest in transgressive or experimental short stories, strong-hearted essays or critiques, and radical poems in any form from writers with unique perspectives and an unshakable fearlessness. No submission fees. New issues go up every other month. angelrustmag.com

  • Posted July 8, 2021

    HWP Seeks Fiction/Poetry/Flash for Paid Print Publication/Awards

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Haunted Waters Press seeks submissions for consideration in the 19th issue of the literary journal From the Depths, the 2nd edition of our fiction anthology Tin Can Literary Review, and online publication in SPLASH! Works selected for print publication receive payment plus online interview. Recipients of 2021 HWP Awards receive cash awards, print publication in From the Depths, and featured author interview. Works appearing in SPLASH! enter the HWP Print Pool for future offers of paid publication. Visit us at www.hauntedwaterspress.com. Be sure to stop by the HWP Contributor Showcase to meet our authors and read their work.

    Posted July 8, 2021

    Parhelion Literary Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

    Posted July 7, 2021

    The New Verse News Seeks Current Events Poetry

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

    Since 2005, The New Verse News has covered the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. The editors update the website every day with a poetic take on a current and specific headline. See the website for guidelines and examples. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to nvneditor(at)gmail.com. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.

    Posted July 6, 2021

    Halloween Submissions Open! Parhelion Literary Magazine

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 9, 2021
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is accepting short story and flash submissions for our annual Halloween Issue. We're looking for wonderfully creepy, give-me-the-shivers, keep-me-up-at-night stories—bonus if the setting is Halloween/fall. Think James' TheTurn of the Screw or Jackson's The Lottery. Or, the way ghosts haunt the living in Jesmyn Ward's Sing Unburied Sing. Send us your best work! parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted July 5, 2021

    Blair’s Lee Smith Novel Prize is Open, Judge: Deesha Philyaw

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Blair’s Lee Smith Novel Prize is Open, Judge: Deesha Philyaw
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2021
      The Lee Smith Novel Prize is open for submissions, closing September 1. Final judge is Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies). Winner receives $1,000 and publication. No submission fee; suggested donation is optional. Submissions should be full-length, literary fiction novel manuscripts of at least 25,000 words. Identifying information and author name SHOULD NOT appear in the manuscript. Manuscript files should be named with the novel’s title only. Author's biography and list of published works may be included in the cover letter of Submittable. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Blair does not publish genre fiction. Finalists announced early 2022. Submit here.

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    Posted July 5, 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 July 1, 2021

    The Puerto del Sol 2021 Prose & Poetry Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Puerto del Sol 2021 Prose & Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2021
      Puerto del Sol will be accepting entries to our annual contest in poetry and prose between May 1 and September 1. Judges are Eileen Pollack in prose and Todd Dillard in poetry. Winners receive $500 and publication. $9 entry fee includes one-year subscription. All manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. See website for complete guidelines—puertodelsol.org.

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    Posted June 15, 2021

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Fall 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2021
    • 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 5/15 to 7/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2021 issue When We Are Lost / How We Are Found. 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/


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