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  • Posted May 16, 2022

    Book of Matches Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 19, 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 May 16, 2022

    The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers: $500 Prizes

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers: $500 Prizes
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 15, 2022
      Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry. They are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All honorable mentions will also be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email us or visit Nimrod's website for complete rules.

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  • Posted May 15, 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/2020/03/25/what-are-you-reading/.

  • Posted May 12, 2022

    Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions

    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, 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, poetry full-lengths, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our poetry 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 $400 for novellas and $500 for poetry collections; we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards, and our fiction contests have shorter response times than most press' contests. Please see our site for more details: www.driftwoodpress.net!

  • Posted May 12, 2022

    IWWG July 2022 Summer Writing Retreat on Boston's Beautiful North Shore

    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2022
      Event Dates: July 22-28, 2022. Event Location: Beverly, Massachusetts. Reconnect. Reimagine. Come can join the International Women’s Writing Guild for an exciting conference at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. The event marks the Guild’s 45th annual conference, with workshops ranging from three to five days and spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir, and screenwriting. Very limited/partial funding available for those in need. Please email Michelle. We're also proud to offer a Virtual Track for those who can't physically attend but want to enjoy the IWWG experience. iwwg.org

    Posted May 12, 2022

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

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    PQ is now open for submissions on the theme “Dreamland.” Seeking all genres but would like to see more speculative fiction and speculative poetry: weird, horror, science fiction, fantasy, or any mash-up or sub-genre. See guidelines for full details. Submissions close June 15, 2022 for Summer Quarter Issue Six. www.planisphereq.com

  • Posted May 11, 2022

    Swan Scythe Press Announces its 2022 Poetry Chapbook Contest!

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Swan Scythe Press Announces its 2022 Poetry Chapbook Contest!
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2022
      Swan Scythe Press announces its 2022 poetry chapbook contest. Entry fee: $18. We are accepting submissions from March 1 to June 15 (postmark deadline). Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. The 2021 winner is Rae Gouirand for Little Hour. For full submission guidelines, visit www.swanscythepress.com.

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    Posted May 11, 2022

    StepAway Magazine seeks Writing that Evokes Walking through Imaginary Worlds

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    In celebration of science fiction, fantasy, and all other genres of speculative fiction, we ask writers to lead us through the landscapes of unknown planets, parallel dimensions, dystopian cityspaces, elven villages, and beyond. The guest editor for this special issue will be novelist and poet Caroline Hardaker, author of Composite Creatures, which was named as one of The Washington Post’s top science fiction novels of 2021. Submission deadline: Thursday, 30th June 2022. Further information can be found here: stepawaymagazine.com/submissions-fantasy-issue.

  • Posted May 11, 2022

    Fictional Café Opens Submissions for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

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

    The Fictional Café, entering its tenth year, welcomes new boundary-breaking short stories, flash fiction, novel excerpts, poetry, creative nonfiction, and works in the visual and audio arts. A thousand Coffee Club members in 70 countries read our highly original ‘zine. We welcome all genres. Your work must be tasteful, original, and well written. We look for engaging characters and the thought-provoking, avant-garde, or unconventional approach. Bold, sophisticated poetry collections and artist exhibits are welcome. Please join our Coffee Club and review what we publish and our submission guidelines before you submit. We reply in 30 days. www.fictionalcafe.com

  • Posted May 11, 2022

    Able Muse (Poetry, Prose, & Art) - Submission Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2022/2023. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com/submit/.

    Posted May 10, 2022

    Divot is Reading for Summer Issues 2 and 3 Currently!

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

    Divotlit seeking submissions for Issues 2 and 3, coming Summer 2022. Please send us your best poems. We value fresh imagery, organic emotion, and the unexpected. See submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted May 10, 2022

    Submit to the 2022 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Submit to the 2022 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 24, 2022
      Willow Springs Books is accepting submissions for the 2022 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. All authors are eligible regardless of publication history. Manuscripts must have a minimum of three (3) stories of fiction totaling at least 98 pages. The collection as a whole must be previously unpublished. Deadline: June 24, 20222. Prize: $2,000 plus publication. More information: trib.al/KH2gaFa.

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  • Posted May 10, 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, published annually in the fall, 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 May 9, 2022

    Celebrate Bloomsday and Dalloway Day by Sending Work to L’Esprit

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 16, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    L’Esprit Literary Review seeks submissions for Bloomsday and Dalloway Day! Send us work inspired by or in the spirit of Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, Ulysses, Joyce, and/or modernist and experimental writing. Stories, CNF, critical essays, and novel excerpts. L’Esprit publishes work celebrating and exploring the authentic rendering of consciousness in fiction, and anything written in the fearless, risk-adept spirit of the high modernist revolutionary tradition. Currently open for general submissions, and all pieces will also be considered for publication in Issue One. We will publish a commemorative issue on June 15 and 16; send in your work today! lespritliteraryreview.org

    Posted May 9, 2022

    Club Plum Seeks Works on Human Rights & Women's Rights

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    For our July issue, in addition to our usual requests, we seek to publish nonfiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, and art that portrays experiences and concerns about Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Democracy and Freedom. We always want works on these topics, but in this minute, we artists are desperate: We need to holler and bleed and whimper and demand and sing. Come do this in the club. See clubplumliteraryjournal.com/submit/ for submission guidelines. 

    Posted May 9, 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 May 9, 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 May 5, 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 May 5, 2022

    2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry

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

      Deadline: July 31, 2022
      $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 50 to 120 pages. Open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2022. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

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    Posted May 5, 2022

    Call for Literary Nonfiction submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30,2022
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Interim invites submissions of literary nonfiction, including essays that reflect literary movements in America and around the world. We invite writers from all parts of the globe—the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe, New Zealand, Australia, etc.—especially women writers, to submit to this special issue. If you have perspective on the evolution of the Gurlesque (the vibrant movement of women reclaiming their bodies) or any other newly established literary movement, we are especially eager to hear from you. We will consider original essays 1,500 to 5,000 words. $4 submission fee. Upload to Interim’s Submittable.

    Posted May 5, 2022

    CARRYING OVER: A Special Issue of Interim Dedicated to Translation

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2022
    • Genre Translations
    • Type Magazine

    When Buddhism was first introduced to China, the monks who translated the Sanskrit texts made a choice that would affect the history of translation for two millennia. Their carrying over of Daoist terms made the completely “alien” ideas of the “Sutra of Forty-two Chapters understandable to Chinese readers, which sped-up the spread and acceptance of Buddhism in China by creating something new—the Zen school. Two thousand years later, when Ezra Pound was translating poems of Li Bai, he effectively rewrote those poems which became a crucial spark to jumpstart Modernism. Both the monks and Pound made decisions that some argue showed great disrespect to the original texts. The argument for literal and creative translation has raged since. To what does the translator owe her duty—to the presentation of the original, or to the transfer of the original into a local intelligibility, or, to both? Interim is looking for translations that are mindful of this intricate balance, for translations that are not afraid of music, or clever transfers of puns, translations that strive to reenact the original in universal language, as we believe that translation is in itself a fusion of cultures, and as such, always innovative. Submit through Interim’s Submittable. Guest edited by Xiaoqui Qui.

  • Posted May 5, 2022

    redrosethorns magazine Seeks Writers and Artists for Magazine Submission

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    redrosethorns annual magazine is seeking unpublished writing pieces and art based around our publication theme in any genre and any style. This year's theme is “Connection/Community.” Inspired by the feminist conscious raising movement, we wanted to create a platform where folks could share their stories and we could showcase the actual diversity and realities we live in. Each year we select a theme and encourage others to share their interpretation of this through art or writings. Along with our submissions, our magazine will also feature interviews, quotes and fun facts about our theme. www.redrosethorns.com/magazine

  • Posted May 5, 2022

    2022 New American Fiction Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2022 New American Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2022
      Winner receives publication contract including $1,500, 25 copies, and promotional support. Final judge is WEIKE WANG, author of Joan Is Okay (Random House 2022) and Chemistry (Knopf 2017). All full-length fiction manuscripts are welcome, including novels, novellas, collections of stories, flash fiction, short-shorts, and linked collections. Full-length fiction manuscripts tend to be at least 30,000 words. There is no maximum length. To submit, please access our convenient online submission manager: newamericanpress.submittable.com/submit. Entry fee: $25.

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    Posted May 5, 2022

    Red Shoe Press is Accepting Submissions for Oregon Poetry Calendar

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Red Shoe Press accepts poems through June 30, 2022 for the 2023 Oregon Poetry Calendar. Only Oregon residents may submit. The calendar will pair expressive short poems with compelling photographs. Submit via Submittable link. 1-3 short poems (max. 20 lines long, max. 35 characters wide) in a single document, each poem on a separate page. No religious, no haiku, haibun, tanka or other short forms, no rhyming poems, no complex indentations. Blind submission. Simultaneous submissions okay. Upon publication, all rights revert back to poet. No bio needed. No email submissions. Deadline: June 30, 2022. Responses: August 2022. To submit: redshoepress.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted May 4, 2022

    2022 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize now Open for Submissions

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2022 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize now Open for Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2022
      RED WHEELBARROW POETRY PRIZE 2022: Judged by Juan Felipe Herrera! $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside printed by Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press, $500 for second, $250 for third. Top five published in Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Submit up to 3 original, unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: July 31, 2022. For complete guidelines, see redwheelbarrow.submittable.com/submit.

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  • Posted May 4, 2022

    2022 Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2022 Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2022
      We welcome your submissions to our 2022 Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar Poetry Prize at Raleigh Review. The preliminary reading is led by our dynamic team of readers and editors. Our final judges are Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar. All who submit to this prize shall receive a copy of the beautiful prize print issue thanks to the generosity from our entire staff and board. Also be sure to check out our 2022 Laux/Millar workshop that will take place in May. raleighreview.submittable.com/submit

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    Posted May 4, 2022

    The 2022 Orison Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title The 2022 Orison Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 1, 2022
      The 2022 Orison Chapbook Prize will award $300 and publication by Orison Books for a manuscript of 20–45 pages in any literary genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid). Orison Books founder and editor Luke Hankins will judge. Submission period: April 1–July 1. Entry fee: $12. For complete guidelines, see www.orisonbooks.com/submissions.

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  • Posted May 4, 2022

    Red Tree Review Now Accepting Poetry Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Red Tree Review is currently seeking poetry submissions for its second issue. All themes, topics, and forms are equally welcome, though submitters are encouraged to read the debut issue before sharing their work. RTR is especially fond of poems that surprise, harrow, and awe. Submissions are always free. www.redtreereview.com

  • Posted May 3, 2022

    Baltimore Review Summer Contest - Micro Lit

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Baltimore Review Summer Contest - Micro Lit
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2022
      Baltimore Review Summer Contest – Micro Lit. Miniature. Mighty. Magical. What can you do with 400 words or less? We want to read your micro-length work. How you define your micro is up to you. Fiction, creative nonfiction, prose poem—no need to categorize your work. We're reading them all in one category—Micro Lit. First place: $500. Second place: $300. Third place: $200. All entries considered for publication, with payment for accepted work at our regular rate. $8 contest fee. Final judge: Beth Ann Fennelly. Deadline: May 31. Visit our site, enjoy, and submit your work: www.baltimorereview.org.

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  • Posted May 3, 2022

    Aji Submissions Open for Fall 2022 Issue

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

    Silence is golden . . . unless, as Paul Simon wrote in his famous song, it destroys honest, creative expression of our deepest, most essential truths. Sometimes, silence is best; other times, it’s a deep, dry arroyo in a desert where no rain has fallen for too long, where nothing can thrive. Want to be heard? Send us your graphic art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and essays. Work on this and any other topic will be considered for publication. Once the Fall 2022 issue is filled, submissions will close until November 1, 2022. www.ajimagazine.com

  • Posted May 3, 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 May 3, 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 May 3, 2022

    Oyster River Pages Seeks Submissions for Annual Issue

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

    Oyster River Pages is a literary and artistic collective seeking submissions for our annual issue that stretch creative and social boundaries. In addition to submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts, we also seek to promote new voices in our Emerging Voices Poetry and Emerging Voices Fiction sections. We believe in the power of art to connect people to their own and others’ humanity, something we see as especially important during these tumultuous times. Because of this, we seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered or marginalized. Please see www.oysterriverpages.com for submission details.

  • Posted May 2, 2022

    $2,500 Prize + Publication

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title $2,500 Prize + Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 22, 2022
      New Letters invites you to submit a short story, essay, or poems to the New Letters Literary Awards. Winners in each genre receive $2,500 and publication in New Letters. All entries are considered for publication and must be unpublished. Winners will be announced mid-September 2022. Essay and fiction entries may not exceed 8,000 words; poetry entries may contain one to six poems. Multiple entries are welcome. For complete guidelines, visit www.newletters.org/general-submissions/.

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  • Posted May 2, 2022

    Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contest: Accepts Submissions May 1-31

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contest: Accepts Submissions May 1-31
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2022
      Sheila-Na-Gig Editions announces our second annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. Submit 20-40 page poetry manuscript (not including front/back matter) via Submittable. $500 prize + publication awarded. Reading Fee: $20. Familiarize yourself with the works on Sheila-Na-Gig online to get a sense of our aesthetic. We publish well-crafted free verse poetry and especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. Chapbooks should also include a consistent theme. Simultaneous submissions/previously published poems accepted if rights have reverted. Manuscripts are judged on the merits of the work alone. No author names allowed! Please read/follow all of the guidelines carefully: sheilanagigblog.com/sheila-na-gig-editions-poetry-manuscript-contest/.

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  • Posted May 2, 2022

    $1,000 Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title $1,000 Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: July 31, 2022
      MAYDAY Magazine invites you to send 8-12 pages of poems to be considered for the Editors' Choice Award, including $1000, publication at MAYDAY, and an author interview. Deadline: July 31. Early bird entry fee: $10 (May 1-June 15). Regular fee: $15 (June 16-July 31). Submit a unified manuscript filled with poems that have achieved a balance of both craft and story so seamlessly that we cannot look away. We welcome a diverse range of content and authors, including LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and international voices. For more details, visit maydaymagazine.com/contests.

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    Posted May 2, 2022

    Open Call for Prose, Poetry, Art, Graphic Novel

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Writing a New World: Sunspot Literary Journal offers an Editor's Prize of $10 for each digital edition and an Editor's Prize of $35 for the annual print edition. Artwork selected for a digital or print cover will be paid $20. We welcome prose from flash fiction and poetry to stories and essays, including scripts and screenplays, up to 49,000 words. Genre categories are accepted along with literary works. Poetry can be up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome. The Fast Flux options offer a one-week turnaround for short prose and art. sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit

    Posted May 2, 2022

    Puerto del Sol's 2022 Poetry and Prose Annual Contests $1,000

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Puerto del Sol's 2022 Poetry and Prose Annual Contests $1,000
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 1, 2022
      Puerto del Sol is accepting entries to annual contests in poetry and prose between March 1 and September 1. Judges are Kali Fajardo-Anstine in prose and Anthony Cody in poetry. One prize in each genre for $1,000 will be awarded along with publication. Current students, faculty, or alum of New Mexico State University are not eligible. Close friends or former students of the judges are ineligible. Submitters must remove identifying information from submissions. Winners are announced in October 2022. $15 entry fee. All entries will receive the issue featuring the winner. All submissions are considered for publication. Submit at puertodelsol.org.

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    Posted May 2, 2022

    Ms. Aligned Fourth Edition Seeks Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth edition of the Ms. Aligned anthology series. We are looking for writing on the theme Coming of Age. As far as we know, this is one of the few series devoted to prose and poetry about men written by women. In previous anthologies, a story set in the Hawaiian Islands satirizes the expectations that people bring to romantic relationships; a poem describes the brutalization of a father and the ways in which this affects his family; a personal essay describes how a girl sought, through her relationship with her grandfather, to recover from the loss of her father. These various voices, portraits, and histories contribute to the breadth and depth of Ms. Aligned. Writers who identify as women, nonbinary, or genderqueer, email  up to twenty-five double-spaced pages of prose or ten double-spaced pages of poetry by July 1, 2022. Find out more at msaligned2015.wordpress.com.

    Posted May 2, 2022

    Jewish Fiction .net Invites Submissions for December 2022 Issue

    • Genre Fiction, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Jewish Fiction .net, a prestigious literary journal, invites submissions for its December 2022 issue. We are the only English-language journal devoted exclusively to publishing Jewish fiction, and we showcase the finest contemporary Jewish-themed writing (either written in, or translated into, English) from around the world. In our first 11 years we have published over 500 stories or novel excerpts, originally written in 19 languages and on five continents, and we have readers in 140 countries. We’ve published such eminent authors as Elie Wiesel, Savyon Liebrecht, and Aharon Appelfeld, alongside many excellent, lesser-known writers. For submission details, please visit our Submissions page at www.jewishfiction.net/index.php/contactus/submission/.

    Posted May 2, 2022

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini-Fiction Collections

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Chapbook

    Two fiction collections will be selected for our 2022 e-chapbook series, to be published in August and December, online and as epubs. Submit your manuscript between May 1 and June 30. Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words each. We’d like three to five stories, or if flash fiction, a maximum of 15. Maximum word count: 20,000. We will also consider novel excerpts, if the collection can stand alone. No genre fiction (horror, fantasy, mystery). See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. Authors are paid $125 plus royalties. Submission fee: $8.

  • Posted May 2, 2022

    Autumn House Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Autumn House Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2022
      The 2022 AHP Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are open! Winners of each prize receive publication of their full-length manuscripts. Each winner also receives a $1,000 honorarium and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book. The submission period closes on May 31 (Eastern Time). Please submit online, through our online submission manager. The reading fee is $30 (we will waive the submission fee for those undergoing financial hardship or living with limited means). Submission should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions permitted. The judges for the 2022 prizes are Carl Phillips (poetry), Venita Blackburn (fiction), and Lia Purpura (nonfiction).

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  • Posted May 2, 2022

    Poet Hunt 27 awards $500 and Publication

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Poet Hunt 27 awards $500 and Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2022
      Lynne Thompson judges the MacGuffin’s Poet Hunt 27, running April 1 through June 15! $500 first prize plus publication; up to two Honorable Mentions will also be published. All entrants receive one copy of this issue. Send up to  five poems per $15 entry fee. Include a cover page that lists your contact info and poem titles. On the following page(s), include your poem(s), beginning each poem on a new page devoid of personally identifiable information to preserve the blind review process. Enter via Submittable or to enter by email or post, see full rules at schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/contest-rules.

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    Posted May 2, 2022

    The 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Awards

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Anthology
    • Big Title The 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Awards
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 1, 2022
      The 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry offer $500 and publication by Orison Books in the Best Spiritual Literature anthology for a single work in each genre. The editors will judge. Entry fee: $12. Submission period: May 1–August 1. Find complete details at www.orisonbooks.com/submissions.

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  • Posted May 2, 2022

    2022 Salamander Fiction Contest, Judged by Jamie Quatro

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2022 Salamander Fiction Contest, Judged by Jamie Quatro
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2022
      Salamander 2022 Fiction Contest: Judged by Jamie Quatro. First Prize $1,000 and publication; Second Prize $500 and publication. All entries considered for publication. $15 entry fee, includes one-year subscription. Accepting entries from May 1-June 1. Stories must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12-point font. Multiple entries are acceptable. Find more information and submit at salamandermag.org/contests.

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  • Posted April 30, 2022

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    Posted April 28, 2022

    Queer Pagan Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2022
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    Anthology of queer pagan fiction accepting pieces of 2,500-7,500 words, that are previously unpublished. Pays contributors $25-$75 per accepted piece. For full info and guidelines visit periculumpress.com/about/submissions/.

  • Posted April 28, 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 April 28, 2022

    Parhelion Literary Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Parhelion is now accepting poetry, fiction, flash, and creative nonfiction submissions through May 31st for our Summer 2022 Issue. We accept features on a rolling basis throughout the year (author interviews, book reviews, and content centered around writing). parhelionliterary.com

  • Posted April 28, 2022

    Gold Man Review Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 2, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 12. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we're probably the journal for you. If you're interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington.


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