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    Posted October 14, 2021

    Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference

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      Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
      Event Dates: November 13–14, 2021
      Location: Virtual
      Join us on November 13th and 14th for the Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference! The online two-day conference features writing workshops and craft talks for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, children’s book authors, and young adult novelists. Some of this year's faculty include Jose Hernandez Diaz, Laekan Zea Kemp, Megan Harlan, and Jakob Guanzon. The keynote will be given by Anna Qu, author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. Conference registration is $80 ($50 for students) now through November 12th. Please visit the website for more information.

  • Posted October 14, 2021

    Calling ESL (Non-Native English) Writers for Prose and Poetry

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

    Tint Journal, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers who compose their work in English as their second or foreign language. We are also open for visual art submissions. See our homepage for our submission guidelines at www.tintjournal.com/submit, and submit by November 30, 2021 to be considered for publication in our upcoming Spring '22 issue. No fee! For year-round book review and interview submissions contact . #showyourtint

  • Posted October 14, 2021

    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 October 14, 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 October 14, 2021

    Call for Submissions - great weather for MEDIA

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Anthology

    great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the unpredictable and experimental. Please visit our website for guidelines. We look forward to reading your work: www.greatweatherformedia.com/submissions

  • Posted October 13, 2021

    Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $500-1,000 for novellas, and we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

  • Posted October 13, 2021

    Green Linden Press' Wishing Jewel Prize

    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Green Linden Press' Wishing Jewel Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2021
      The Wishing Jewel Prize honors an innovative manuscript that challenges expectations of what a book of poems can be. Named for an essay in Anne Carson's innovative Plainwater, we seek work that questions the boundaries of genre, form, or mode while engaging the rich possibilities of lyrical expression. Winner receives $1,000 and publication by Green Linden Press. All finalists are considered for publication. Deadline: November 30. $25 fee (discounts available). Visit www.greenlindenpress.com/submit.

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    Posted October 12, 2021

    Puerto del Sol Seeks Writing on Water

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

    Puerto del Sol seeks work which engages with water in all its forms. Life and growth and blood and poison and drought and commodity. Snow and steam and tsunami. We want to read work as sharp and brittle as ice. We want stories, essays, and poems which drip from dew-soaked branches or crash like waterfalls. Show us something as vast as the sea or as small as a single droplet of acid rain. Send us your explorations of fluidity, of the ways things shift and change, and of things which cannot be held, no matter how hard we try. www.puertodelsol.org

    Posted October 11, 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 October 11, 2021

    Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2021
      Carve Magazine's Prose & Poetry Contest is open October 1 - November 15. Accepting submissions from all over the world, but work must be in English. Max 10,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; 2,000 words for poetry. Prizes: $1,000 each for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. All 3 winners published in Spring 2022. Entry fee $17 online only. Guest judges are Lydia Conklin for fiction; Julietta Singh for nonfiction; and Jihyun Yun for poetry. www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest/

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  • Posted October 7, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry: The International Review of Poetry

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

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

    Posted October 6, 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 October 6, 2021

    Minerva Rising Press Memoir Contest

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Minerva Rising Press Memoir Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      Minerva Rising seeks submissions for the 2021 Memoir Contest. We want to read your honest, intimate, and compelling story. And we want to be awed by your mastery of narrative. Creative nonfiction, multi-genre, hybrid text are all welcome. We’re interested in stories by all women and encourage women of color and women who feel marginalized to submit. Submit a completed, polished manuscript of 25,000 – 70,000 words and a one-page synopsis. More details are available on our website, minervarising.com/submissions/memoir/.

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  • Posted October 6, 2021

    Minerva Rising Press Rosemary Daniell Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Minerva Rising Press Rosemary Daniell Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      Minerva Rising is seeking short story collections, novellas, and novels (literary, romance, historical fiction, mystery/suspense, speculative) that give voice to the marginalized and underrepresented. We are particularly interested in themes that address mental health, aging, sexuality, racial injustice, and other current social issues. Submit a completed, polished manuscript of 40,000 – 70,000 words and a one-page synopsis. Prize: $1,000 and 10 copies. More details are available on our website, minervarising.com/submissions/fictionprize-submissions/.

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  • Posted October 6, 2021

    The Forge Writing Program: 10 Months to Writing Mastery

    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      Event Dates: January – October
      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 October 5, 2021

    Oyster River Pages Special Issue

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

    We think about it. We live in it. A world that both explores and hides the sensuality and sexuality hidden within us and what’s around us. We all have our stories, experiences, and thoughts on what it means to teeter the lines of sexuality in ourselves. Now through November 15, ORP’s special issue is seeking to accept poetry, fiction, and visual art that centers your experiences in love and life. Although we are looking to accept work from many creatives, we are looking to center the work of individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled people.

  • Posted October 4, 2021

    The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize: Enter Now Via Submittable. Deadline: October 31, 2021. Winners announced by November 30, 2021. 8,000 word max, no minimum. All genres welcome. Entry Fee: $25. CASH PRIZES: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions – $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the print anthology, and will receive one free contributor copy. All other entries will be considered for publication in a TDR Issue/TDR Daily. All TDR publications are considered at the end of the year for our Best of the Best print anthology. Writer may refuse offer to publish.

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  • Posted October 4, 2021

    Book of Matches seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation

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

    Submissions are officially reopened. We welcome your best poems, short fiction/nonfiction, and translation. That is, your most meaningful lies, your real lives, and the poetry of both. Please refrain from sending overtly political or Covid-centered work. All submissions due in by no later than December 8, 2021. Book of Matches is currently an online flipbook and pdf formatted journal, but will transition to print when feasible. Book of Matches nominates for both major and minor prizes. www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com

  • Posted October 4, 2021

    Free Guides and Professional Advice from Seasoned Publishers

    • Blurb

      Deadline: Rolling
      Created by Exisle Publishing (established in 1991), Exisle Academy exists to help aspiring authors develop their books with an eye to traditional publication. Check out our free guides for authors of nonfiction books, memoirs, and books for children, and work with our editors to discover how to overcome impediments to publication, market your book, and succeed holistically as an author. exisleacademy.com

  • Posted October 4, 2021

    FLEAS ON THE DOG is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 2, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Oh Drat! The gutter press is back!!! Yes, the unnatural heir to ‘The Beats’ is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction for our milestone (drum roll, please…) ISSUE 10!!! We’re hungry for junk that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk that will put your family and friends in denial for months! So do the politically incorrect thing and send us your bling! See our guidelines for details and learn new ways to sabotage your literary career! Runs October 2 to November 2. Contact .

  • Posted October 4, 2021

    Intimacy and Estrangement

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Superpresent is seeking submissions of poetry, essays, short stories, visual art, films, and experimental art for its anniversary issue. The theme for the issue is Intimacy and Estrangement. Details at superpresent.org.

  • Posted October 1, 2021

    Winter Contest Open! Etched Onyx Magazine and Story Discovery Podcast

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Winter Contest Open! Etched Onyx Magazine and Story Discovery Podcast
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 26, 2021
      We are accepting short stories, poetry, and flash fiction for our Winter Edition Contest with guest judges Chris Clancy and Becky Hinshaw. All works are narrated and include an author interview in our bimonthly Story Discovery Podcast. There is no theme. We welcome all styles, genres, and types of writing as long as the piece is engaging. The early bird deadline with reduced entry fee of $7.50 is October 8, 2021. The regular contest fee is $11. Awards: 1st - $350; 2nd - $150; 3rd - $50; Three Honorable Mentions of $25 each. Enter via submittable. More info at: www.onyxpublications.com/contest.

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    Posted September 30, 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 September 30, 2021

    Raleigh Review Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize & Flash Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Raleigh Review Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize & Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Halloween 2021
      Final Judges of the 2022 Geri Digiorno Multi-Genre Prize are Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar. Each submission to Raleigh Review is carefully read multiple times by our highly skilled team members to allow for an objective selection process. Also, we are open to flash fiction contest submissions now through Halloween as well as short fiction submissions for the month of October 1st -31st. raleighreview.submittable.com/submit

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  • Posted September 30, 2021

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  • Posted September 30, 2021

    Baltimore Review Winter Contest - Theme: "Reasons"

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Winter Contest - Theme: "Reasons"
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2021
      Baltimore Review Winter Contest – Theme: “Reasons.” We want to understand why. We want reasons. We may not always like the reasons. We may not always understand the reasons. But we still want reasons. Interpret this any way you’d like. We do want to see the word reason or reasons (or explanation or rationale or justification—or some similar word) somewhere in the title or the work. All entries considered for publication. $300 prize for each category (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction): $8 fee. Final judge: Tara Lynn Masih. Deadline: November 30. For more details: www.baltimorereview.org.

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  • Posted September 30, 2021

    Jelly Bucket seeks Indigenous Voices

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    For issue 12's special section, we're looking for poetry, prose, and art from and about Native American cultures and communities, past and present. Jelly Bucket is the print annual of Bluegrass Writer Studio, the low-res MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University. Work from Jelly Bucket has been shortlisted in the Best American anthology series, and we nominate for The Pushcart Prize and PEN America Literary Awards. First-time and emerging authors have appeared alongside Eileen Casey, Ted Cooser, Stuart Dybek, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Sonja Livingston, Frank X. Walker, and Kevin Wilson. Submit via Submittable by December 1st.

  • Posted September 30, 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 2021

    2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      Press 53 Award for Short Fiction: First Prize $1,000, publication, and 50 copies (ten hardcover and 40 softcover) awarded to an unpublished collection of short stories. Press 53 Short Fiction Editor, Claire V. Foxx, will judge. Enter online through Submittable. Deadline: midnight, December 31, Eastern Time. Winner and finalists announced before May 1, 2022. Reading fee: $30. Complete information, plus a list of past winners at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction. Questions should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief at or 336-770-5353

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  • Posted September 28, 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 September 28, 2021

    Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Event
    • Big Title Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 21, 2021
      Interlochen Arts Academy is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Scholarship Competition. Apply to win a full-tuition scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy. All students in grades 8-11 during this academic year are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit writing samples in two of the following genres: Literary Fiction; Poetry; Personal Essay or Memoir; Screenwriting; Playwriting; Experimental/Unclassifiable Writing. For submission guidelines and more information, visit interlochen.org/write. 

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  • Posted September 27, 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

      Extended Deadline: October 18, 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 September 27, 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 September 27, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Speckled Trout Review

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

    We often have a penchant to wax nostalgic about our childhood memories or a desire to idealize them. However, the reality is more measured. We know that we may carry these formative recollections, visceral and vivid, with us throughout our lives, even as we perceive them to be warm and nourishing or perhaps frightening. We want poems that leave the front porch and go beyond the trees for Fall 2021 (print issue). Poets can paste up to 4 poems in the body of an e-mail, followed by a 50-word writer’s biography and mailing address, and send to . Specific submission guidelines can be found at speckledtroutreview.com/2019/08/04/welcome-to-my-blog/.

  • Posted September 24, 2021

    18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

    • Blurb

      Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
      Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
      Event Location: Virtual
      18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.

  • Posted September 23, 2021

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

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations, 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 2021 issue. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words. Website: nzuriJournal.com.

  • Posted September 23, 2021

    Hole In The Head Review Seeks New & Established Poets

    • Genre Poetry, Art, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Hole In The Head Review—a quarterly journal of art, photography, & poetry—was founded in 2020. We are enthusiastic about publishing both new and established poets like Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, Peter Johnson, Betsy Sholl, Richard Jones, David Weiss, Marie Harris, Mimi White, Richard Foerster, Lisa Zimmerman, Sheleen McElhinney  Cyrus Cassells, Charles Simic, James Crenner, Ralph Savarese, and Kenneth Rosen—and artists/photographers like Charter Weeks, Richard Heckler, Eva Rose Goetz, Greg Clary, K. Johnson Bowles, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Paul Brahms, and Garrett Speirs. Hole in The Head Review is published four times a year—Groundhog Day, May Day, the editor’s birthday in August, and the day after Halloween. www.holeintheheadreview.com

  • Posted September 20, 2021

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

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

      Deadline: October 18, 2021
      New Letters invites you to submit work that experiments and that crosses the traditional boundaries of genre and form to our Editor's Choice Award. Enter your hybrid work—your lyric essays, prose poems, short-shorts, collages, micro-memoirs . . . whatever you’re doing that’s experimental, we want to see it. The winner will receive $1,000 plus publication in an issue of New Letters. www.newletters.org/editors-choice-award/

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  • Posted September 20, 2021

    Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 1, 2021
    • Type Magazine

    Beginning fall 2021, the Kings River Review will be publishing artwork, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry of community college students. Submission Deadlines: November 1 for the fall issue and April 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 www.reedleycollege.edu/academics/divisions/division-a/kings-river-review.html  for full submission guidelines. Questions? E-mail us: .

  • Posted September 20, 2021

    Call for Submissions: What Now?: The Future We Make

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

    Nimrod International Journal invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our spring 2022 thematic issue, What Now?: The Future We Make. In this time of change, the question that keeps arising is: “What now?”  We now have a rare opportunity to pause and question our often unexamined assumptions about the world as it is and as it could be. We would love to read your work about what comes next in our futures on an individual, relationship, or family level and our social, national, and worldwide future. For complete guidelines and to submit, please visit our website.

  • Posted September 20, 2021

    The Garfield Lake Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    The Garfield Lake Review is an annual literary and visual arts journal started in 1971 by Olivet College students. We produce a print journal and post an online edition on our website. The Garfield Lake Review prides itself in accepting a wide selection of fiction, poetry, and visual arts. Our theme this year is seasons. Send us anything that involves movement, change, growth, and progression. All submissions are reviewed anonymously, regardless of form, which assures that no author will be judged by race, creed, sexual orientation, or political ideology. No submission fee. Visit us at www.garfieldlakereview.com.

    Posted September 20, 2021

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

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

    Planisphere Q is seeking submissions for its third issue. "Dark Forest" is the theme. Any interpretation of the word is acceptable. All genres are accepted. The 500-word limit is firm. Flash fiction, vignettes, character sketches, and poetry accepted. See submission guidelines. www.planisphereq.com

    Posted September 16, 2021

    Palooka Seeks Chapbooks, Prose, Poetry, Artwork, Photography

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

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

  • Posted September 16, 2021

    Vern Rutsala Book Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Vern Rutsala Book Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 31, 2021
      The Vern Rutsala Book Prize is an annual contest sponsored by Cloudbank Books. The winner receives a $1,000 cash award, plus publication. This year’s judge is Doug Ramspeck. Most recent prize winners were John Kooistra for Long Voyage Gathering Light and Jane Craven for My Bright Last Country. Submission due date is October 31, 2021. For details visit Contest Guidelines Cloudbank also awards a $200 prize for one poem or flash fiction published in each magazine. Regular submissions are accepted year round. Visit Cloudbank for more information.

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    Posted September 16, 2021

    North American Review’s 2022 James Hearst Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title North American Review’s 2022 James Hearst Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2021
      The 2022 James Hearst Poetry Prize is accepting submissions! Open to all poets, the prize is awarded for a single poem. For a fee of $23, submit one entry of up to five poems. Entry fee includes a copy of the contest issue. Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed. The prizewinner will receive an award of $1,000. Winner and finalists will be published in the Spring 2022 issue of the North American Review. This year’s final judge is Natalie Diaz. Full guidelines and submission link can be found at northamericanreview.org/hearst-poetry-prize. Questions? Contact .

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    Posted September 16, 2021

    North American Review’s 2022 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title North American Review’s 2022 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 1, 2021
      The 2022 Kurt Vonnegut Speculative Fiction Prize is accepting submissions! Open to all authors, the prize is awarded for a single piece. $23 submission fee per entry. Entry fee includes a copy of the contest issue. Simultaneous submission to other journals or competitions is not allowed. The prizewinner will receive an award of $1,000 and winner and finalists will be published in the Summer 2022 issue of the North American Review. This year’s final judge is Brenda Peynado. Full guidelines can be found at northamericanreview.org/kurt-vonnegut-speculative-fiction-prize. Questions? Contact .

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    Posted September 13, 2021

    Club Plum Seeks Literary Horror for October 2021 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 8, 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 September 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 August 23, 2021

    BLUELINE Seeks Exceptional Nature Writing

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2021
    • 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, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at bluelineadkmagazine.org.


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