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    Posted October 5, 2022

    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 October 5, 2022

    Up to $1000 for Fiction or Nonfiction Story

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Up to $1000 for Fiction or Nonfiction Story
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2022
      Megacity Review (MCR) is currently holding its inaugural writing contest in both fiction and nonfiction. Underrepresented voices, new and existing authors, as well as people of color and their allies are encouraged to apply. MCR is a non-profit literary arts journal with a focus on the impact and influence of major cities on culture and community. The journal is distributed online and through NFT beginning in January 2023. Please visit www.megacityreview.org/submissions for details.

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    Posted October 3, 2022

    Open Call for Prose, Poetry, Art, Graphic Novel

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15 & November 1
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Sunspot Lit is one of the few journals publishing longform works. Open call for novelette-length fiction, nonfiction, poems, and graphic novels closing October 15. Call for Supernova, our very longform fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels section, closing November 1. Single poems that run to epic lengths are included in these calls. See our Submittable page for specific guidelines on these open calls, calls for shorter works, and calls for art images, photos, and paintings. Offers stipends for contributors every quarter as well as for the annual print edition. Payment for art used on the covers of all editions. sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted October 3, 2022

    RABBLE REVIEW - Leftist Arts & Letters - Fall 2022

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    As a leftist platform, we’re interested in works that critically examine the capitalist societies we live in, or explore visions of post-capitalist possibility. We publish cool fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, essays, criticism, and all types of visual art. Bold and interesting narratives. Poetry that uses the auditory, visual, and semantic dimensions of language. We want to recognize our struggles—but also our joys; tell us about your shitty boss, but also the feeling you get when you clock out, about the way the sunset looks some days, about an evening spent with friends, or about nothing all. rabblereview.com

  • Posted October 3, 2022

    LIGHT Seeks Creative Submissions: Win Prize & Publication

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2022 by 11:59PM CST
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    LIGHT is calling for submissions for the second issue of the LIGHT Journal, a biannual literary journal in public health that connects, creates, and curates content for the public by the public. We are interested in learning how everyone views healing in mental health through art, letters, stories, and poetry following the pandemic and invite everyone to share their lived experiences of healing and health. There is no entry fee! Prize money (1st: $500, 2nd: $375, 3rd: $125) will be given to the top three contestants of each category. Visit light4ph.org to learn more and to submit via Submittable.

  • Posted October 3, 2022

    Superpresent is Seeking Submissions of the Theme FOOD

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Superpresent is seeking submissions for its Winter 2023 issue. The theme is Food. Food not only in the literal sense but also in the metaphorical sense. What feeds us? What feeds our mind? What do we feed others? What do we hunger for? All food for thought. We are are seeking poetry, short stories, essays, experimental art, video, sound art, all forms of visual art as well as asemic writing, textual, and recipes. www.superpresent.org

    Posted October 3, 2022

    Chestnut Review 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 October 3, 2022

    About Place Journal Call for Submissions: Center of Gravity

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
    • 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 8/15 to 10/15 we'll be accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue Center of Gravity. 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 submissions guidelines at aboutplacejournal.org/submissions.

  • Posted October 3, 2022

    Cloudbank Book Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Cloudbank Book Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2022
      $1,000 prize and publication by Cloudbank Books is given annually for a collection of poetry, flash fiction, or a combination of the two. Robert Morgan will be the final judge. The contest is open to any poet writing in English, regardless of previous publication record. Flash fiction pieces can be up to 500 words. Please submit a 60-to-90 page manuscript with $25 entry fee by November 30 via Submittable or by mail. Visit cloudbankbooks.com for complete guidelines. This year’s contest winner is The Scarecrow Alibis by Denver Butson.

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  • Posted September 30, 2022

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  • Posted September 29, 2022

    Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The Kings River Review publishes artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of current 2-year community college students. Submission Deadlines: October 15 for the fall issue and March 15 for the spring issue. Submission requirements: up to 5 pieces of artwork and photography sent as .JPEG files; creative nonfiction and fiction of up to 3,000 words; and up to 5 poems. Go to kingsriverreview.com for full submission guidelines.

  • Posted September 29, 2022

    2023 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2023 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2022
      2023 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication, and fifty copies (35 softcover/15 hardcover). Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1–December 31, 2022. Press 53 short fiction editor in chief Claire V. Foxx will serve as the only judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2023; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in May 2024. Complete details at www.Press53.com/award-for-short-fiction.

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  • Posted September 29, 2022

    Driftwood Press - Anthology & Book Manuscript Submissions Open Now

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Driftwood Press is happy to share a plethora of submission opportunities for writers and artists! For our yearly print anthology, we are looking for poems, short stories, comics, and visual art that will wow our readers, accepted as both contest and normal submissions. We are a paying market, and our published writers also get to take part in bespoke interviews about their work! Driftwood is also on the hunt for amazing book-length titles to grow our catalogue. If you have a novella, poetry collection, comic collection, or graphic novel manuscript, we would love to read it! If you have any writing or art that fits the above call, Driftwood Press would be honored to read it. Visit us here for our Submittable page, and we encourage you to follow us on social media (@driftwoodpress) to learn about even more submission opportunities!

  • Posted September 29, 2022

    Baltimore Review Winter Contest - 1,000 words or less

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Winter Contest - 1,000 words or less
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2022
      Baltimore Review Winter Contest – No theme! Flash fiction and CNF. Prose poems. One, two, or three works in a single submission, but no more than 1,000 words total. We want to wonder at how you abracadabra so few words into magic. We want to be amazed and maybe a little jealous of how you do that. $300 awarded in each category. All entries considered for publication, with payment for accepted work at our regular rate. $8 contest fee. Final judge: Destiny O. Birdsong. Deadline: November 30. Visit our site, read some of the fine work there, then submit: www.baltimorereview.org.

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  • Posted September 28, 2022

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

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

    Palooka is an international literary magazine. For over a decade we’ve featured new, up-and-coming, and established writers, artists, and photographers from around the world. We're open to diverse forms and styles and are always seeking unique chapbooks, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, photography, and graphic narratives. Submissions open year-round. palookamag.com

  • Posted September 28, 2022

    A High School for Creative Writers: Win a Scholarship

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title A High School for Creative Writers: Win a Scholarship
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Sunday, November 6, 2022
      Join a high school that values the arts, and nurtures your creative writing talent. Enter the Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition for the possibility of a full-tuition scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Academy’s creative writing program. The contest is open to all students in grades 8-11 during the 2022-23 school year. Students must submit writing samples in two of the following genres: Fiction, Poetry, Spoken Word, Personal Essay/Memoir, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Comics, and Experimental/Unclassified Writing. Visit interlochen.org/write for more information.

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  • Posted September 27, 2022

    Pensive Seeks Submissions of Spiritual Writing and Visual Art

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts, innovative online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, translations. Visit www.pensivejournal.com; submit via Submittable February 1-May 15 or August 1-November 15. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged. Recent contributors include Baca, Bruchac, M. Collins, Chess, Cording, Espada, Glancy, Hoffman, Lea, Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Metres, Piercy, Samaras, Sholl, and more. Spring issue is opened-themed, with special section on spiritual responses to current events & voices from "inside” and “outside" (e.g. incarcerated, homeless, refugee communities, and their allies).

    Posted September 27, 2022

    Welcome all Fans of the Twilight Zone!

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Welcome all fans of the twilight zone! We are looking for themed submissions for our fall 2022 journal. We accept nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and comics. Visit our website for more details on the theme and the submissions manager at borrowedsolace.com. Submissions close Oct. 31, 2022.

  • Posted September 26, 2022

    Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts 2022 Literary Contests

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts 2022 Literary Contests
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2022
      August 31-November 1, 2022 Reading/Submission Period; 2022 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize $1300 First Prize, $300 Second Prize, Honorable Mention. Judges: Jacqueline Johnson, Poetry; Laura Pritchett, Short Story; Deborah Miranda, Nonfiction. Go to www.cutthroatmag.com and submit poems and stories through our online submission manage on Contests Page. Submit up to 3 poems (100 line limit/one poem per page) or one short story or one creative nonfiction piece (5000 word limit/double spaced) in 12 point font. NO AUTHOR NAME ALLOWED ON ANY MS. $25 nonrefundable entry fee per submission. Reading Period: August 31, 2022- November 1, 2022. UNPUBLISHED WORK ONLY!

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    Posted September 26, 2022

    table//FEAST Literary Magazine Now Seeking Subs for Issue 2

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022; 11:59 p.m. Central Time
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    table//FEAST Literary Magazine seeks unpublished work from new, emerging voices and established writers. We pay per poem, translation, prose piece, and art piece. We do not charge fees. We do not have a specific theme. With payout categories, we make a percentile matched donation and send the funds to a nonprofit tied to food or nourishment in some form. Shake or stir us. Defy what is palatable. Shock us with the essence of your work & technique. All are welcome to the table. tablefeastlitmag.com/trypartakesubmissionsguidelines

    Posted September 26, 2022

    WhimsicalPoet Seeks Poetry/Art/Flash Fiction for the January 2023 Issue

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

    WhimsicalPoet seeks all forms of poetry, art, and flash fiction that surprises, challenges, chills, endears, and evokes a strong emotional response from readers. We love word mavericks, independent thinkers, and creators who strive toward mastery and truth to expose threads of the human experience. Send up to 5 pieces in a Word or Google Doc to or submit through google forms via the link on our submission page (see below). Art will be considered for the cover of our print journal and our website. Published poetry and fiction will appear in our journal, and a smaller selection will also appear on our website. Please include a short bio. Full details: WhimsicalPoet.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted September 26, 2022

    BreakBread Magazine Looking for Work From Young Creatives

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, 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 September 22, 2022

    Fifth Annual Open Book Prize—$1,500 and Publication

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Fifth Annual Open Book Prize—$1,500 and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2022
      Our fifth annual open book prize is accepting manuscripts. If you have a manuscript or know someone who does, please give us a shot. Open to any poet writing in English regardless of previous publication record, the prize seeks to represent the best contemporary writing in high-quality editions of enduring value. Prospective entrants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Conduit, which champions originality, intelligence, irreverence, and humanity. Previously unpublished manuscripts of 48-90 pages should be submitted through our Submittable page or via the USPS. Please visit www.conduit.org/book-prizes for details.

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  • Posted September 22, 2022

    Vilas Avenue Open for Poetry Submissions to Issue Three

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

    Vilas Avenue publishes well-crafted poetry at the intersection of language & movement. We are currently open for poetry submissions to Issue Three. Submit 1-3 poems pasted into the body of an e-mail to with the subject line “Poetry submission”. Please include a brief bio. You’ll hear back within 2-4 months, if not much sooner. Full submission guidelines here: vilasavenue.com/submissions-2/. Thank you for considering Vilas Avenue as a potential outlet for your work!

  • Posted September 22, 2022

    Interim Poetics: The Test Site Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Interim Poetics: The Test Site Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2022
      Interim
      will choose two winning books for the 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 their books will be published by the University of Nevada Press. Submit by: December 15. www.interimpoetics.org/test-site-poetry-series

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  • Posted September 21, 2022

    The Missouri Review's 32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Missouri Review's 32nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: October 15, 2022
      The Missouri Review invites entries for its 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, poetry entries up to 10 pages. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. All entrants receive a 1-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review and a digital copy of Missouri Review Books’ sixth offering, Hello, I Love You, featuring previous contributors. All-Access entrants receive the same plus access to the past decade of digital issues of TMR. All entries considered for publication. Guidelines and further info here. Extended Deadline: October 15.

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  • Posted September 21, 2022

    The Forge Writing Program: 10 Months to Writing Mastery

    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2022
      Event Dates:
      January thru October 2023; Event Location:Virtual. At The Forge, we’ll give you the creative writing tools & training to light a fire under your writing, at a much lower cost than a traditional MFA program. You bring the fire—your love of creative writing—and we’ll help shape you into the writer you want to be: confident, keen, and committed to a writing community. In biweekly meetings and through individual mentorships, we’ll stock you with craft know-how, revision skills, and writerly habits so you can forge your literary dream. We got our MFAs so you don’t have to. Learn more: www.theforgewriting.com. Get in touch: 

  • Posted September 19, 2022

    $1,000 + Publication: New Letters Editor's Choice Award

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $1,000 + Publication: New Letters Editor's Choice Award
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 17,2022
      The New Letters’ Editor’s Choice Award is now accepting entries for experimental work that crosses the traditional boundaries of genre and form. Enter your hybrid work—your lyric essays, prose poems, short-shorts, collages, micro-memoirs. . . whatever you’re doing that’s experimental, that defies easy categorization. The maximum word count is 8,000 and entries must be previously unpublished. The winner will receive $1,000 plus publication in New Letters. Visit www.newletters.org for guidelines and to enter online via Submittable. 

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  • Posted September 19, 2022

    ISSUED: stories by active-duty military, veterans, and family members

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 11, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    ISSUED is looking for stories by active-duty military, veterans, and family members—specifically, poetry and flash prose (fiction or memoir) that expresses the spectrum of experiences within military life—e.g. gender and sexuality, BIPOC experiences, physical and mental health, combat, enlisting and separating, family and relationships, and reintegration into society. We’re also accepting visual art in any genre (up to 5 pieces). Submit up to 5 poems or 2 pieces of flash prose (1000 words or fewer) in a single word doc to by November 11, 2022. Please include a bio (100 words or less) that includes your military affiliation. issuedjournal.wordpress.com

  • Posted September 19, 2022

    Book of Matches Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    In an age dominated by our worst tendencies for tribalism, it's more important than ever to celebrate the best in humanity through the very real magic of words. 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 celebrates what burns in the dark, and too the assurance of how little this illuminates before going out. Send your most meaningful lies, real lives, and poetry of both that we may see a bit more clearly the stormy seas around us all. www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com

  • Posted September 15, 2022

    Barzakh Open for Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    Barzakh Literary Magazine is an online, multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance, and we are currently accepting art, poetry, and prose submissions for our Winter 2023 issue! The work we publish transcends borders and boundaries of all kinds, and we are especially interested in anything that is innovative, uncategorizable, and socially engaged. We will be open for submissions until Oct. 31st, 2022. Please see our Submission Guidelines for more information. barzakhmag.net

  • Posted September 15, 2022

    2023 New American Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2023 New American Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2023
      2023 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE. $1,500 and book publication. Final judge: Jamaica Baldwin, author of Bone Language (forthcoming 2023). Deadline: January 15, 2023. Minimum length: 48 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines: www.newamericanpress.com/2023-new-american-poetry-prize-final-judge-jamaica-baldwin.

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  • Posted September 14, 2022

    MAYDAY Creative Nonfiction Prize

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title MAYDAY Creative Nonfiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2022
      $1,000 award and publication. Extended Deadline: November 1, 2022. To submit, send an essay (2,000–7,500 words) exploring the theme of “Disappearance” (of people, places, things, etc.). Final judge: Darin Strauss, bestselling author of several books, including the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning memoir Half a Life and most recently the acclaimed novel The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story. Reading fee: $20. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines: www.maydaymagazine.com/contests.

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    Posted September 13, 2022

    Call for January Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    January issue. Accepting September 1 – October 1. Duotrope preferred. For the best idea of what interests us please read current issue at www.riddlebird.com. 650-5000 words, limit one submission. We are interested in three categories. Literary Fiction: George Saunders, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and E.C. Osondu. Personal Essays: memoirist’s essay that has achieved distance and shares a newfound insight - eg. Gornick “the situation and the story.” Literary Genre Fiction: eg, westerns, Charles Portis. We do not accept poetry, flash, reprints. Include brief cover letter and third person bio. International authors encouraged! We request North American Serial Rights which revert to you.

  • Posted September 13, 2022

    Submit to the Santa Clara Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 12, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The Santa Clara Review publishes a wide variety of work from all over the world. Our magazine is open to all and is especially interested in writing and art from Black writers, Indigenous writers, LGBT+ writers, and writers of color. Writers–send us your best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including flash pieces, humor, satire, short screenplays and plays, and hybrid works. Visual artists–send us art to fill the 12 pages of full-color art and photography we publish each issue. For further submission guidelines and details, please visit santaclarareview.com.

    Posted September 13, 2022

    Blueline Seeks Exceptional Nature Writing

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • 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, via email. Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.

  • Posted September 13, 2022

    Call For Submissions: Fiction, Essays, Photography, Art, Poetry, Digital Storytelling

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

    The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri Journal of Coastline College at Submittable. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Fall 2022 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words.

  • Posted September 12, 2022

    Food, Power, and Powerlessness

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Our Issue #2 invites you to present a sensory description of food—show us what it looks, tastes, smells, feels, sounds like—while also examining how food intersects with power and powerlessness. Send us your poems, short stories, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays that examine food production and imperialism, the industrialization of food production, food abundance, food insecurity/scarcity, food deserts, food sovereignty, how food relates to colonialism/nationalism, farm workers, food and cultural heritage, food preparation and gender, and more. See guidelines at thedecolonialpassage.net.

    Posted September 12, 2022

    Speckled Trout Review: Freedom

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 7, 2022
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The poet Robert Frost remarked: “Freedom lies in being bold.” For our Fall 2022 (4.2) print issue of Speckled Trout Review, we are looking for your best, bold poems on the theme of FREEDOM. Submit up to 4 poems to . PLEASE NOTE: Attachments will go unread. Speckled Trout Review is not the platform for poems with overt political messages. Specific guidelines can be found at speckledtroutreview.com/2019/08/04/welcome-to-my-blog/.

  • Posted September 12, 2022

    Garfield Lake Review Seeks Submissions for Spring 2023 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 9, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    The Garfield Lake Review is now accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for our 53rd edition. We accept art in any form that may be reproduced on a page. Submissions are open from September 1 to October 9. This year's theme is "atmosphere." This can pertain to the physical atmosphere in the sky or be more of a tone or mood. Interpret it as you will! We are looking for work that is engaging and striking. No reading fees, and contributors receive a complimentary copy. Make sure your work is seen for its full potential and submit to the Garfield Lake Review. To submit go to www.garfieldlakereview.com.

  • Posted September 12, 2022

    Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres

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

    Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.

  • Posted September 8, 2022

    Submit to the 2023 Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submit to the 2023 Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 18, 2022
      Willow Springs Books is seeking submissions for the Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize, a first poetry book prize for poets 35 years old and younger who have not yet published a book-length poetry manuscript. Poets who have previously published chapbooks are welcome to submit. 48 pages minimum. One manuscript per submission. Open for submissions from 6/20/2022 to 11/18/2022. The winner receives $2,000 plus publication in our Emma Howell Rising Poets series. wse.submittable.com/submit/228879/submit-to-the-2023-emma-howell-rising-poet-prize

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    Posted September 8, 2022

    The Hamilton Stone Review Is Open for Submissions 9-8-22 through 10-8-22

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 8, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The Hamilton Stone Review opens for poetry and prose submissions for the Fall 2022 Issue #47 on September 8, 2022 and closes Saturday, October 8, 2022. Submissions may close early if the issue fills. Poetry submissions should be e-mailed only to Kevin Stein at with "HSR" in the subject line. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be e-mailed as an attachment only to Dorian Gossy at . For more information, please see www.hamiltonstone.org/hsr.html#submissions.

  • Posted September 8, 2022

    Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction

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

    The Awakenings Review is an award-winning literary magazine 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. Located in the Chicago area but international in scope, our hardcopy publication, soon to be published biannually (beginning in 2023), is one of the nation's leading journals of this genre. Mental illness and literature have a long association. At The Awakenings Review, our aim is to both provide a forum for our contributors and a vehicle of insight for our readers. Refer to our submission guidelines at www.AwakeningsProject.org.

  • Posted September 7, 2022

    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 September 7, 2022

    Rockvale Review Open for Poetry, Short Fiction, and CNF Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Rockvale Review is an online literary journal associated with Rockvale Writers' Colony, a retreat center in middle Tennessee. We're seeking bold (like a rock) and vulnerable (like a vale) writing for Issue Nine in the genres of poetry, short fiction, and CNF. The unthemed issue will be published in November 2022. We read blind, so no names on the work please. Submission fee - $2.50. Please follow all the guidelines listed on our website. We look forward to reading your work. rockvalereview.com/submissions/

    Posted September 6, 2022

    Works Progress Calling for Fiction Submissions

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

    We are a Substack publishing short fiction about anything bigger than yourself: stories about astronauts, ICU nurses, politics, protests, alternate histories, big-world calamities, juicy personal dramas and the people who experience them. Fiction with dynamic characters who do interesting things. We don’t think stories should be slogs. We do not publish quiet stories about divorce. We pay our writers, and have published work from writers such as Hannah Assadi, Juhea Kim, Robert Lopez and more. Submit via email (guidelines here) and visit our archives at worksprogress.substack.com/archive.

  • Posted September 6, 2022

    Affordable Poetry, Publishing, & Critique Workshops

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Year-round
      Caesura Poetry Workshop aims to support, inspire, educate, and energize poets of all backgrounds through affordable monthly Zoom workshops hosted by award-winning poet, editor, and writing coach John Sibley Williams. Workshops include poem analysis, active group discussion, writing prompts, and plenty of writing time. Upcoming classes include: Writing Evocative Love Poems (September 17, 11am-1:30pm PT), Elegy: Writing Poems of Loss (October 2 & 9, 11am-1:30pm PT), two group critique classes (Fridays in October and Sundays in November), and others. Manuscript critiques and regular coaching to keep you writing and inspired also available. More information: www.johnsibleywilliams.com/upcoming-classes.

  • Posted August 18, 2022

    What Are You Reading?

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

    Have you been doing a lot of reading in your downtime? 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 (125-200 words) and a short bio (25 words max) to . Please read through our newly revised guidelines carefully: newpagesblog.com/what-are-you-reading-reviewer-guidelines/.


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