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    Posted December 8, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Molecule - a tiny lit mag

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions open from 12/1/21 to 1/15/22. Replies by: 2/15/22. Call for submissions for the Spring 2022 issue of Molecule – a tiny lit mag. Poetry, prose, nonfiction, plays, reviews, and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual art work of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings also wanted: no skyscrapers please! Strict word count. Don’t try and trick us, we have small minds. Send submissions, preferably in the body of the email or jpeg attachment for photos, to , along with a 3rd person bio no more than 24 words (including name). moleculetinylitmag.art.blog

    Posted December 7, 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 December 7, 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 December 6, 2021

    MudRoom: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    MudRoom is open for submissions until January 31st! We are seeking poetry and prose in all their forms. Submissions are free, and we pay 15 dollars per accepted piece. Please follow our submission guidelines here: www.mudroommag.com/submissions-1. We can't wait to read your work!

    Posted December 6, 2021

    Split Rock Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 18

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

    Split Rock Review is a biannual, online journal that publishes poetry, short creative nonfiction and fiction, comics, hybrids, book reviews, interviews, photography, and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. We're currently seeking submissions for Issue 18 (Spring 2022)! First 300 submissions are FREE during the months of December and January. Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available each month. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We encourage you to read past issues to see if we’re a good home for your work. For more info and submission guidelines, visit our website: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.

  • Posted December 6, 2021

    Win $1,000: 12th Annual Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Win $1,000: 12th Annual Gemini Magazine Poetry Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 4, 2022
      Winner receives $1,000 and publication for a poem of any length, subject or style. Rhyming or non-rhyming. Traditional or non-traditional. Second prize: $100. Four honorable mentions: $25 each. Entry fee: $8 for three poems. All six winners will be published online in our March/April 2022 issue. Read previous winners and enter at gemini-magazine.com-poetry-open-contest.

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    Posted December 3, 2021

    The Annual Memoir Prize for Books

    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The Annual Memoir Prize for Books
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      The second annual Memoir Prize awards Memoir and Creative Nonfiction book-length works of exceptional merit in the categories of traditional, self-published, and previously unpublished prose. Submit your full-length memoir on any subject matter for a chance to win cash and a feature in Memoir Magazine. The only contest of its kind dedicated exclusively to the Memoir genre accepts full-length books of memoir or narrative creative nonfiction, essay collections, or graphic narratives for consideration. No restrictions on length, type of publisher, or year of publication. Deadline: December 31, 2021. Enter at memoirmag.com.

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  • Posted December 2, 2021

    Creative Writing at George Mason University

    • Blurb

      The MFA in Creative Writing program at George Mason University combines acclaimed faculty with a welcoming community to be the place where you want to create literary art. With the new Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, we are here to develop your artistic and professional careers. Students can receive funding as Graduate Teaching Assistants or Graduate Professional Assistants. Be part of the rich cultural life at Mason, in Northern Virginia, and throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Check out a recording of our Online Open House! Just email to request access.

    Posted December 2, 2021

    WhimsicalPoet Seeks Poetry/Art/Flash Fiction for the Website and Winter Issue

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

    WhimsicalPoet seeks all forms of poetry, art, and flash fiction that surprise, challenge, chill, endear, and evoke 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 December 2, 2021

    Call for Submissions by Men about Men & Work

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Anthology

    Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, narrative essays, comics, and narrative poetry, by men, on the subject of Men & Work, for Heart of a Man, an anthology of men's writings, are welcome. Stories about men dealing with work, dying at work, dying from work, loving work, hating work, having to do work, wanting to do work, work that isn’t work, work that is very much work, and more, are welcome. The submission should be male-unique, one that could only have happened to a man, and that shows who men are. Guidelines and submission form are at heartofaman.net/contact/.

    Posted December 2, 2021

    Call for Submissions for Anthology - "letters i'll never send"

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Anthology

    I am seeking writers who identify as women for an experimental anthology titled “letters i’ll never send”. This anthology will be a compilation of first-person accounts including letters, prosaic poems, diary entries, postcard letters, short personal essays, and other genre-bending experimental pieces. ”letters i’ll never send” is meant to serve as a sentimental linkage between the writer and the reader. It should lure the reader in emotionally, so that they can resonate in some meaningful way. Please visit jackiebluu.com/news for more information and other guidelines. Please send your pieces via email (in the body or attached) to .

  • Posted December 2, 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 December 2, 2021

    The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2022
      From January 1st to January 31st, Crazyhorse will accept entries for prizes in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Winners receive $2,000 and publication; all manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription. For more information and to see our judges, visit: crazyhorse.cofc.edu/prizes/.

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  • Posted December 1, 2021

    2022 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2022 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 14, 2022
      $2,500 honorarium and publication in the Fall/Winter issue of Colorado Review: Submit an unpublished story between 2,500 and 12,500 words by March 14, 2022 (we will observe a 5-day grace period). $15 reading fee (add $2 to submit online). Final judge is Ramona Ausubel; friends and students (current or former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni. Complete guidelines at nelliganprize.colostate.edu or Nelligan Prize, Colorado Review, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.

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  • Posted December 1, 2021

    3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest to Support Literacy

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine, Literary Site
    • Big Title 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest to Support Literacy
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 31, 2022
      Ethos Literacy—a nonprofit literacy program—announces its 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest. 100 word limit on one of these topics: chewing gum, horror movies, skyscrapers, or tubas. Cash prizes: Best in Contest: $250; Best Youth Prize (14 years or younger): $100; 4 Best of Category: $100; People's Choice $100. Publication in a digital magazine + webcast of winners reading their stories. Submission fee: $10. Proceeds support literacy programs for teens and adults.

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    Posted December 1, 2021

    10-minute Play Competition

    • Genres Drama
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title 10-minute Play Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 4, 2022
      Event Date: March 26, 2022
      Event Location: Muskegon Community College
      MCC now accepting submissions for its 2022 10-Minute Play Festival Competition. We are accepting comedic or dramatic plays fitting this year’s theme: “Brains and Beauty.” Six winning plays will be selected for live staged reading. One play, as voted by the audience in attendance at the festival, will be selected as the Audience Favorite and will receive a $100 cash prize. To get more information, click on the submissions guidelines.

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  • Posted December 1, 2021

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar seeks new and amazing writing and art for its spring issue! We are a journal of safety and danger, in many senses, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Send secrets, codes, adventures, mad experiments, and wild things. Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, border-straddling, poor, and other marginalized authors encouraged; bonus points for a Midwest connection. Now paying; limited no-fee submissions available each month. Full guidelines and f.a.q. at stormcellar.org/submit and submit at Submittable.

    Posted December 1, 2021

    The 2022 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction

    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title The 2022 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2022
      The 2022 Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Rajiv Mohabir (poetry) & Tania James (fiction). Entry fee: $25. Entry period: December 1, 2021 - April 1, 2022. For complete guidelines visit bit.ly/36jQDob.

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  • Posted December 1, 2021

    The Society of Classical Poets 2022 Poetry Competition

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title The Society of Classical Poets 2022 Poetry Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      The Society of Classical Poets is accepting entries to the 2022 Poetry Competition with a first prize of $2,000. Submit one to three poems. Poems must contain meter (beginners and students may simply count syllables). See website for tutorials. Rhyme and other traditional techniques are encouraged as well, but not required. Submission fee: $20. High School Prize: $200. Submission fee $5. Translation Prize: $100. No submission fee. visit www.ClassicalPoets.org for full details.

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  • Posted November 30, 2021

    Sky Island Journal: Issue 19 (Winter 2022) Call for Submissions

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

    Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 90,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit to our stunning Issue 19 before midnight on December 31st, at www.skyislandjournal.com.

  • Posted November 30, 2021

    2021 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title 2021 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      2021 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest: $500; publication of poetry chapbook in print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution; 25 free print copies. Page count: 24 – 48 pages. Judge: Maryfrances Wagner, Missouri's Poet Laureate, co-editor of I-70 Review, and 2020 Missouri Individual Artist of the Year, serving on The Writers Place Board of Directors. Contest ends: 12/31/2021. Entry fee: $20. Sponsored by Writer’s Relief, Inc.

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  • Posted November 30, 2021

    Amherst Writers: Valuing All Voices-Building Bridges through Writing

    • Blurb

      Registration Deadline: Rolling
      Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) workshops follow a proven method that affirms writers by building confidence, creating an atmosphere of equal exploration, and protecting confidentiality. AWA trains writers to uphold the AWA method and become workshop leaders who work with everyone from novice writers, who have been led to believe they have no voice, to experienced writers seeking to hone their craft. AWA-trained leaders have founded a number of incredible non-profits devoted to using writing to address social justice issues. See our website for more information.

  • Posted November 30, 2021

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  • Posted November 29, 2021

    2022 Colorado Prize for Poetry

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2022 Colorado Prize for Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 14, 2022
      $2,500 honorarium and book publication: Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2022 (we will observe a 5-day grace period). $25 reading fee (add $3 to submit online) includes subscription to Colorado Review. Final judge is Gillian Conoley; friends and students (current or former) of the judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Colorado State University employees, students, or alumni. Complete guidelines at coloradoprize.colostate.edu or Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing, 9105 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105.

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  • Posted November 29, 2021

    Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing

    • Blurb

      Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing grows from Rachel Carson '29, a creative writer known for her social conscience. Our students treat writing as a public act with the power to effect meaningful change. Their ideas, convictions, and writing matters. Our students think deeply about their spaces and identities. They look within then connect to the world with care and intention. Concentrations include travel writing, nature writing, food writing, publishing, social engagement, and pedagogy to complement the MFA degree with genres in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s writing (low-residency only). Additionally, we offer an on-ground full-residency program and a low-residency program.

    Posted November 29, 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 November 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 November 24, 2021

    Submit to the Inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize

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

      Deadline: January 15, 2022
      Background: The contest is in honor of Emma Howell who was born in Portland, Oregon, and died in 2001, at the age of twenty. She left behind a single volume of poetry: Slim Night of Recognition. This prize is an effort to promote the publication of young poets, to honor Emma’s memory, as well as honor the time and effort her father, Christopher Howell, former Director of Willow Springs Books, has put into our press. Prize: $2000 + manuscript publication. Eligibility: Poets 35 years old and younger who have not yet published a book-length poetry manuscript. Submit: bit.ly/3aE00R3.

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  • Posted November 24, 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 November 24, 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 November 23, 2021

    re(tell) me a story fall flash fiction and poetry contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title re(tell) me a story fall flash fiction and poetry contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 1, 2022
      What happens after Pinocchio becomes a real boy? This autumn, the tiny journal invites you to fall back on past great stories and poems that have inspired societies for centuries. Whether it’s an old fable, classic, parable, or fairy tale, any story can be reinvented. Our submissions are open from September 1st-January 1st. The first place winner receives $50, and the runner-up will be published in issue v. Any change could bring about a completely different small and mighty ending.

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  • Posted November 23, 2021

    Acacia Fiction Prize: $1,200 + Publication

    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Big Title Acacia Fiction Prize: $1,200 + Publication
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      Send us your polished manuscripts of Short stories, Flash Fiction, Novellas or any combination totaling 45K to 75K words. Winner Receives $1,200, publication by Kallisto Gaia Press, and 20 copies. Runner-Up receives $100 and offer of publication under our generous contract. Gabino Iglesias is the final judge. Individual stories may be previously published. Original work. $25 to play. Submissions through Submittable only. All judging is ID concealed. See website for more info.

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  • Posted November 23, 2021

    $1,200 & Publication - Saguaro Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Big Title $1,200 & Publication - Saguaro Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 31, 2021
      Send us your polished manuscripts of original contemporary poetry totaling 28 to 48 pages. Winner receives $1,200, publication by Kallisto Gaia Press, and 20 copies. Runner-Up receives $100 and offer of publication under our generous contract. Guest judge to be announced. Individual poems may be previously published. Original work. $25 to play. Submissions through Submittable only. All judging is ID concealed. See website for more info.

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  • Posted November 23, 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 November 22, 2021

    The American Journal of Poetry Volume XII Call for Submissions

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

    Now reading for Volume XII, our Winter/Spring 2022 issue. Please visit us to read our previous volumes filled with poems from poets the world over, from the first-published to the most acclaimed in literature. A unique voice is highly prized. Be bold, uncensored, take risks. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." We are the home of the long poem! No restrictions as to subject matter, style, or length. Published biannually online. Submissions accepted through our online submission manager, Submittable; a submission fee is charged. theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

    Posted November 18, 2021

    Bellevue Literary Review Seeks Submissions About Recovery

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Bellevue Literary Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for a special issue devoted to Recovery, which has become more dimensional than ever as we grapple with the fallout from medical disasters, environmental catastrophe, economic devastation, and political upheaval. Are we capable of bouncing back from our isolation? Can we recuperate from our depression and disunity? How will our children grow up in the wake of such upheaval? Is true “recovery” even achievable? We all need to read these writings. Especially now. Deadline: December 31. blreview.org/submit

  • Posted November 18, 2021

    Submit to Sand Hills Literary Magazine

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

    Sand Hills is a national literary magazine that invites both emerging and established writers to contribute to our literary community. We want writers to submit their truths, their fictions, their poetry, their art—to share their humanity. We are currently open for submissions for our Spring 2022 issue and for our online Spotlight Series! Learn more about us at www.sandhillslitmag.com. We are excited to see your work! 

    Posted November 18, 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 November 18, 2021

    Kings River Review Call for 2-Year College Student Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations
    • 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 November 18, 2021

    Interim Test Site Poetry Series Call for Manuscripts

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

      Extended Deadline: January 1, 2022
      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 November 17, 2021

    RCC MUSE Journal – Poetry and Prose Submissions Open

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

    MUSE is especially looking to publish work from under- or misrepresented groups, such as people of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+, present/formerly incarcerated people, and others from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. Through Dec. 15: submit one short story or CNF 1500 words max; up to three poems. Mail to RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 or email . If email, send as attachment with “Last Name – Genre – Title of Submission” in the subject line (e.g., Smith – Prose – “In Summer”). Please include contact information. See full submission guidelines at rcc.edu/muse.

    Posted November 17, 2021

    Heron Tree: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2022
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Heron Tree is open for submissions through January 15, 2022. We will read submissions and make decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in February 2022) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 9, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. This special issue will be devoted to found poetry. See our detailed submission guidelines at herontree.com/how/.

  • Posted November 17, 2021

    Take The Fruit Religion Abuse Anthology Seeks Subs

    • Deadline info Extended Deadline: December 31, 2021
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
    • Type Anthology

    Take The Fruit, Flood The Desert: A Religious Trauma Anthology is accepting submissions. Did you question church doctrine and the way leaders/family members used it to lead you? How did the threat of eternal damnation affect you? Did you experience self-loathing or an inability to make decisions? What messages did the church give you about your relationship to your body, sex, and boundaries? How have you healed and reclaimed your identity? Send up to 3 pieces of any genre (Google or Word docs) up to 2,500 words total to , with the subject “submission, Take The Fruit.” www.amandaekwriter.com/take-the-fruit-flood-the-desert

  • Posted November 16, 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 November 16, 2021

    2021 After Happy Hour Contest

    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title 2021 After Happy Hour Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2021
      For this contest, we’re doing things differently. We picked the art first, and those images are the theme for submitting writers. We’re not looking for anyone to write new pieces—rather, we’re looking for finished and polished stories, essays, and poems that are in conversation with the theme images. The winner of each category (poetry and prose) and up to 3 honorable mentions will receive a tiered percentage of the total entry fees plus publication in the contest print issue. Entry fee for the contest is $10. Full contest guidelines and theme images can be seen on our website.

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  • Posted November 16, 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 November 15, 2021

    Club Plum Seeks Lyric Essays (& Flash Fiction & Prose Poems)

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Send your beautiful nonfiction flash, segmented and braided essays for Volume 3, Issue 1, coming out January 2022. Send also the usual flash fiction, prose poetry, other hybrid works, and art. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

  • Posted November 15, 2021

    2022 Rattle Chapbook Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title 2022 Rattle Chapbook Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: January 15, 2021
      The Annual Rattle Chapbook Prize offers three winners $5,000 for a chapbook (up to 36 pages), plus 500 author copies, and distribution to Rattle’s 8,000+ subscribers. Entry fee of $25 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: January 15. For guidelines and to read past winners, visit our website: www.rattle.com/chapbooks.

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  • Posted November 15, 2021

    5th Annual Jane Underwood Poetry Prize

    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Big Title 5th Annual Jane Underwood Poetry Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 15, 2021
      The 5th annual Jane Underwood Poetry Prize is accepting submissions! Open to all poets, the prize is awarded for a single poem. For a fee of $15, submit one entry of up to three poems. The prizewinner will receive an award of $250, online publication of the winning poem, and an invitation to do a featured reading. This year's final judge is Vandana Khanna. Full guidelines can be found at www.writingsalons.com/awards-resources/jane-underwood-poetry-prize/.

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  • Posted November 15, 2021

    Mistake House Magazine Seeks Submissions from Graduate & Undergraduate Writers

    • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2022
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Mistake House Magazine publishes fiction and poetry by students in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek inventive work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context, including work expressive of documentary poetics. Submission window: October 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022. Submission fee $5. Guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org/submit/.


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