Calls for Submission

Calls for submission offer opportunities to publish for writers from the novice to the experienced. Publishers may list their submission requirements at Submit Your Announcement.

  • DEADLINE: August 15, 2017
    Contact: GK Darby
    Email: unopress@uno.edu

    The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the third annual Publishing Lab Prize.

    The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish with UNO Press.
    The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered.

    More information, including the Submittable link, can be found at: http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx

  • Deadline: June 30, 2017
    Contact Information:
    Name: Sara G
    Email: info@artascent.com

    Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as an idea, feeling or quality but not having a tangible existence. Some conversations can be abstract, vague and theoretical and not based on particular examples or facts. And of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without trying to realistically represent the appearance of people or things. Abstract art, like poetry, offers a fragment of a mysteriously familiar narrative without directly revealing it in a realistic way. Reveal your most ABSTRACT thoughts.

  • Deadline: June 15, 2017
    Jane Austen creative non-fiction anthology - call for submissions

    Ben Bulben Books has opened a call for submissions for a new creative non-fiction anthology inspired by the life or works of Jane Austen. Entry is free and open to all. Deadline is 15 June 2017.

    All authors included in the anthology will receive two free hardcopies of the book.

    All work must be original, factually accurate, and previously unpublished. We’re open to all types of original nonfiction, from reportage to opinion and personal essay to memoir. The maximum word length is 7,000 words. There is no minimum. We are happy to consider micro-essays of 100 words. Multiple entries are welcome.

    Submissions should be emailed to editor@benbulbenbooks.com by June 15th, 2017 together with a short biography (no more than 200 words for the bio, which may include a link to one of the author’s social media profiles and/or the author’s website). https://www.benbulbenbooks.com/submissions The editors’ decision is final.

    Contact Information:
    Name: Caroline Doherty de Novoa
    Email: editor@benbulbenbooks.com

  • CHICAGO _ The 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the winter.

    The Great Midwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English or Spanish.

    Our grand prize for the 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival winner is an appearance fee and a flight to our November awards ceremony in Chicago.

    Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:
    1. General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
    2. The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

    ENTRIES: Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book, although multiple entries may be sent in the same package. Just make sure each entry has a separate entry form.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at greatmidwestbookfestival.com or may be faxed/emailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

    MORE INFORMATION:
    bruce@greatmidwestbookfestival.com
    phone: 323-665-8080

  • SAN FRANCISCO _ The 2017 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring.

    The 2017 San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, technology and spiritual/religious works. There is no date of publication deadline.

    Our grand prize for the 2017 San Francisco Book Festival is a $1500 appearance fee and a flight to San Francisco for our gala awards ceremony in May, 2017.

    Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:
    1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
    2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at sanfranciscobookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

    AWARDS: The San Francisco Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

    CONTACT:
    SanFranciscoBKFest@sbcglobal.net
    323-665-8080

  • LONDON (April 3, 2017) _ The 2017 London Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its 11th annual awards honoring the best of international publishing.

    The 2017 London Book Festival will consider books in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian in the competition. The works may be published, self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, poetry, art/photography, young adult, how-to, wild card (anything goes!), business, science fiction, history, romance, spiritual/religious, and biography/autobiography/memoir. Works published after January 1, 2014 are eligible.

    A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
    1) The story-telling ability of the author;
    2) The potential of the work to win wider recognition from the international publishing community.

    Our grand prize for the 2017 London Book Festival Author of the Year is a $1000 appearance fee in U.S. funds and a flight from your city of entry to our awards ceremony in London.

    FESTIVAL RULES: London Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain a print-out of the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

    NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries at the LondonBookFestival.com web site.

    Late registration deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on November 25, 2017. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and the results posted on the site. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at http://www.londonbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you by calling our office at 323-665-8080.

  • HOLLYWOOD _ The 2017 Holiday Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the holiday season.

    The Holiday Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in the following categories: fiction, non-fiction, romance, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual/religious, young adult, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), Christmas, Santa Claus, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and Thanksgiving.
    There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English.

    Our grand prize for the 2017 Holiday Book Festival winner is a cash appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony in Hollywood, to be held in late July, 2017 in conjunction with the Hollywood Book Festival.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at holidaybookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests.

    For more information and entry forms, visit our web site at www.holidaybookfestival.com.

  • NEW YORK (March 14, 2017)_ The 2017 New York Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring books worthy of further attention from the world publishing capital.

    The 2017 New York Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to, poetry, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction, horror, photography/art, spiritual, business, romance, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies and biography/autobiography works.

    Entries can be in English, Spanish, French or Italian and must be published on or after January 1, 2013. Our grand prize for the 2017 New York Book Festival Author of the Year is a $1,500 appearance fee and a flight to New York for our awards ceremony in Manhattan in June, 2017.
    Deadline for entry is May 25, 2017. For more information and entry forms, visit www.newyorkbookfestival.com.

    CONTACT:
    NewYorkBookFest@aol.com
    323-665-8080

  • NEW YORK (March 28, 2017) _ The 2017 Green Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.

    The 2017 Green Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to, poetry, science fiction/horror, biography/autobiography, history, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, wild card (anything goes!), scientific, business, spiritual, health/wellness and future forecasts.

    Entries can be in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese or Italian. Our grand prize for the 2017 Green Book Festival is a $500 appearance fee and transportation to our awards in New York OR an equivalent amount donated in your name to the environmental charity of your choice.

    A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
    1) The overall writing style and presentation of the work;
    2) The potential of the work to enhance understanding of the environment and its issues;

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at http://www.greenbookfestival.com or may be sent to you by emailing GreenBookFestival@sbcglobal.net.

  • LOS ANGELES _The 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring.

    The Pacific Rim Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography/memoir, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business/technology, history, wild card, health/wellness, photography/art, poetry, unpublished stories, spiritual/religious works and regional literature. There is no date of publication restriction on submissions.

    Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:
    1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
    2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

    ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.
    • General Non-fiction
    • General Fiction
    • Children's Books
    • How-to
    • Spiritual/Religious
    • Photography/Art
    • Health/Wellness
    • Poetry
    • History
    • Young adult
    • Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
    • Compilations/Anthologies
    • Best Unpublished Stories
    • Cookbooks
    • Science Fiction
    • Business
    • Regional Literature
    • Wild Card

    In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The Pacific Rim Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:
    1) Author of the Year- Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
    2) Book Design of the Year - Honors outstanding and innovative design.
    3) Publisher of the Year- Honors the top publisher based on materials displaying
    excellence in marketing and promotional materials, as determined by our judges.
    4) Best Electronic Device Read – Honors the best e-book of the season.

    FESTIVAL RULES: Pacific Rim Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

    NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site (www.PacificRimBookFestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.
    Deadline regular registration submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on May 25, 2017. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web site. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.PacificRimBookFestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $75 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

    Entry fee checks should be made payable in U.S. funds to JM Northern Media LLC. We're sorry, but entries must be mailed and cannot be delivered in person or by messenger services to the JM Northern Media offices.

    Entry packages MUST include:
    1) One copy of the book;
    2) A copy of your official entry form or a reasonable facsimile;
    3) The entry fee or receipt for online payment;
    4) Any press/marketing materials you wish to send. Marketing is used as a tie-breaking consideration by our judges.

    Entries should be mailed to:
    JM Northern Media LLC
    attn: Pacific Rim Book Festival
    7095 Hollywood Boulevard
    Suite 864
    Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
    Phone: 323-665-8080

    AWARDS: The Pacific Rim Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project. The annual awards summit will be held in late July in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Hollywood Book Festival awards.

    CONTACT:
    Bruce@PacificRimBookFestival.com
    323-665-8080

  • BOSTON, MASS_(March 9, 2017) _ The 2017 New England Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its 10th annual program honoring the best books of the holiday season.

    The competition will accept entries in non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry, spiritual works, compilations/anthologies, gay, unpublished stories and wild card (for books that don't neatly fit elsewhere). All entries must be in English. Books published on or after January 1, 2014 are eligible.
    Our grand prize for the 2017 New England Book Festival winner is a $1500 appearance fee and a flight to the awards ceremony in Boston, to be held in January, 2018.

    Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:
    1) General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
    2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

    FESTIVAL RULES: New England Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

    NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site (www.newenglandbookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

    Registration submissions in each category must be received by close of business on November 25, 2017. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web site. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions at our meetings.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.newenglandbookfestival.com or may be e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

    AWARDS: The New England Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the category eligibility of any project.

    CONTACT:
    NewEnglandBookFest@sbcglobal.net
    323-665-8080

  • Deadline:October 1, 2017
    E-mail: editorial@carbonculturereview.com

    Carbon Culture Review is excited to announce the creation of our new book imprint, CARBON. We are seeking poetry, novels, short fiction, memoir and full length, quality books on any subject, in any genre. Submit during our open reading period here (https://carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit).

    Carbon Culture is an international newsstand magazine. Books selected for publication by CARBON will receive a standard contract and advertising in the magazine.

  • Deadline: May 31, 2017
    Contact Information:
    Information on submissions can be found at: matadorreview.com/submissions
    Submit to editors (at) matadorreview.com.
    Questions? Contact contact (at) matadorreview.com

    The Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. We also accept translations accompanied by the original text.

    We are currently accepting work for our Summer 2017 publication. The call will end on May 31.

  • Deadline: January 1, 2018
    Contact: Paul Paquin
    Email: paul@goldenfs.org

    Looking for writers to contribute tips for Alabama consumers to get out of debt, avoid debt and save money. Golden Financial Services will feature your tips on the GoldenFS.org website.

  • Written by high school creative writing students, "newsprung" is a blog, not a magazine, not a contest, and as such publishes new work – whether text or image or both – when there is something to publish. In addition to our own posts, we’re seeking to publish and promote the best literary writing, visual art, and fine-art photography by high school students (grades 9 – 12) and their teachers, who are living and working within the Deep South. Our two areas of interest are: writing and literature, and visual art and fine-art photography.

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Email: foster.dickson@mps.k12.al.us

  • DEADLINE: December 31, 2017
    Contact: Amber D. Tran
    Email: amberdtran@gmail.com

    Cold Creek Review is currently seeking submissions for its first issue!

    Cold Creek Review is an online literary journal that explores the depths of troubled emotion. Its mission is to publish contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art that awakens the beauty of anguish and suffering, while maintaining a sense of creative urgency.
    We are a literary journal that is keen on diving into the dark, the misunderstood, and the wild.

  • Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. We accept art submissions in any medium. Visit us at http://palaverjournal.com. Email us at admin@palaverjournal.com with any questions.

    Deadline: December 31, 2017
    Contact E-mail: admin@palaverjournal.com

  • 400 and Falling Press Seeks Submissions

    No Deadline
    Contact: Thomas Ziemer
    E-mail: twziemer@gmail.com; 400andfallingpress@gmail.com

    400 and Falling Press will publish a bi-annual journal of literature and the arts. Work will appear online and in-print. We ask for submissions of unpublished work from emerging writers and artists in the following genres: Poetry, Prose, Creative Non-Fiction, Visual Art, Literary criticism and Art criticism.
    Please follow the submission guidelines carefully for each specific genre. We cannot offer financial compensation at this time.

    All contributors will receive a copy of the issue in which they are published. We welcome simultaneous submissions, however please inform us if your work is published elsewhere. All literary submissions should be in a .pdf, .docx, or .doc file in 12 pt. Times New Roman type. Please include a cover letter in the body of the email with your contact information and a brief third person bio.

    All work should be submitted to 400andfallingpress@gmail.com with "Submission Genre: Name: Title" as the subject (for example "Poetry: Frank Stanford: Singing Knives").

  • Dates: January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017
    Prizes: Longlisted entries are published in an anthology, and non-prize winning published entries will be paid $50 each.
    Also, a First Prize: $250, Second Prize: $150, Third Prize: $100, Editor's Pick: $75

    Word count: Minimum 1500, maximum 7000.

    Entry fee: $10.

    Judges:
    Clare Wallace, Literary Agent with Darley Anderson
    Sandra Sawicka, Literary Agent and Foreign Rights Manager with Marjacq Scripts
    Brett Alan Sanders, Author, Translator and Essayist
    Anisha Bhaduri, Author and award winning journalist

    Detailed guidelines are available on our website.

    Contact: Anirban Ray Choudhury
    E-mail: editors@fabulapress.com

  • A Quiet Courage online literary journal considers microfiction and poetry that is 100 words or less in length.
    Named among the twelve best literary journals of 2015 by Authors Publish Magazine, eight months after our founding.
    Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    We’re a non-paying market.
    Diverse writers welcomed.
    Guidelines: http://aquietcourage.wordpress.com/
    Submissions rolling, no deadline.
    Contact: Clara Klein
    Email: scriptorobscura@gmail.com

  • A Quiet Courage online literary journal considers micro fiction and poetry that is 100 words or less in length. Named among the twelve best literary journals of 2015 by Authors Publish Magazine, eight months after founding. Diverse writers welcomed, non-paying market.
    Deadline: : Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    Guidelines: http://aquietcourage.wordpress.com/
    Contact Information: Clara Klein
    E-mail: scriptorobscura@gmail.com

  • Call for Submissions: Driftwood Press

    Call for Submissions: Driftwood Press

    Deadline: Ongoing
    Operations Fees: $2, poetry; $3, fiction. Driftwood Press is actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. The journal is partial toward prose poetry and stream of consciousness prose, but open to all literary genres and styles.

    Driftwood Press currently offers a premium one week response time for an additional fee, as well as the opportunity for all accepted artists to participate in interviews, which are published alongside their work. Many of our writers also go on to become guest editors for our publication. See website for more information: http://www.driftwoodpress.net/

  • Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Electric Pulp accepts science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery stories. We publish stories that are between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Please email your story as a Word document. Include the genre in the subject line of your email. Electric Pulp is accepting submissions right now for its inaugural issue to be published in January 2015. This is a great opportunity for new writers to get published, get exposure, and get in on the ground floor of a brand spanking new magazine. See website for more information.

    Contact Info:

    austen@readelectricpulp.com
    www.readelectricpulp.com

  • All genres, year 'round

    Birmingham Arts Journal is a quarterly non-profit literary/arts journal publishing prose, poetry, art, and photography from throughout the world. Published without profit by passionate volunteers, who believe that exceptional works by the famous, not-yet-famous, and never-to-be-famous deserve to be published side-by-side in a beautiful and creative setting. See Web site for more information.

    Contact:

    Jim Reed, Editor
    Birmingham Arts Journal
    2021 3rd. Ave. N.
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    205-326-4460
    editor@birminghamartsjournal.com
    http://www.birminghamartsjournal.com

  • Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Mud Season Review is a community-led literary journal based in Vermont. They invite strong, deeply human work in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art for upcoming issues. They also seek to celebrate the writers and artists behind the work. See website for more information.

    Contact Info:

    James Gamble
    pr@mudseasonreview.com
    www.mudseasonreview.com

  • Application Deadline: Ongoing

    The Citron Review is an online journal publishing flash fiction, flash creative non-fiction, and poetry. They crave smart, tight words with emotional impact. They are now accepting submission for their Winter 2014 Issue. See website for more information.

    Contact Info:

    The Citron Review
    citronreview@gmail.com
    www.citronreview.com

  • Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Digital Papercut is an online literary journal that publishes short stories, poetry, and artwork. We are open for submissions year-round and are currently looking for work for Volume 1 Issue 2. Digital Papercut accepts both unpublished and previously published work (when the Author or Artist has retained their rights). Submissions in multiple genres are welcome. Manuscripts can be of any theme or topic. Artists and Authors retain all rights to their work when publishing with Digital Papercut. See website for more information.

    Contact Info:

    Jenelle Dembsey
    wordpoolsubmissions@gmail.com
    http://wordpoolpress.com/digital-papercut.html

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    Maelstrom, a print literary journal, is now seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, art, and photography. They like work that is edgy, smart, funny, and maybe even weird. Compensation in contributor copies. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Contact:
    Christine L. Sostarich
    MaelstromJournal@aol.com
    http://maelstromjournal.com/

  • Deadline: ongoing

    PorchScene is now accepting submissions of short articles about being southern, growing up in the south, southern arts, music and food. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Contact:
    Mary Prater
    mary@frontporchpressllc.com
    http://porchscene.com/

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    illusio & baqer is looking for middle grade, young adult, and new adult novel-length works of any genre. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Contact:
    Chelsea Maya
    chelsea@zharmae.com
    http://illusiobaqer.com/

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    Goose Goose Press is a new electronic publisher actively seeking submissions of science fiction short stories. No reprints or multiple submissions please. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Contact:
    James Miller, Editor
    submissions@goosegoosepress.com
    http://goosegoosepress.com

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    Leaf Garden Press is now accepting submissions of chapbooks of ten or more poems. Leaf Garden Press is a not-for-profit press that publishes everything at cost or minimum allowed by retailers. They publish through print on demand and popular ebook stores, which includes a name your price option. See website for more information and submission guidelines.

    Contact:
    leafgardenpress@Gmail.com
    http://leafgardenpress.blogspot.com

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    Big River Poetry Review is looking for poems that sing, move, shout, and dance, poems that make us think, laugh, wonder, or cry. See website for complete guidelines.

    Contact:

    Big River Poetry Review
    c/o John Lambremont, Sr.
    4550 North Boulevard. #220
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
    U.S.A.
    225-928-7524
    jlambremont@yahoo.com
    http://www.bigriverpoetry.com/

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    SPACES, a new online magazine of Art & Literature, featuring videos of writers reading their work, as well as art, interviews, and more, invites submissions year round for writers' videos, poetry, essays, photo essays, and more. Be sure to check out our Space Candy contest, and our Prompts Response section too. See website for more information.

    Contact:

    Mary Carroll-Hackett
    http://spaceslitmag.com/submit/
    http://spaceslitmag.com/

  • Reading Period:May 1-July 31.
    The Speculative Literature Foundation currently offers four grants: The Older Writers’ Grant, the Travel Grant, the Working Class Writers’ Grant, and the Diversity Grant. All of our grants are free to apply, and are designed as ‘gateway’ grants, with easy and straightforward applications that should be quick to complete. We hope that they will both serve the community directly, and also encourage genre writers to explore the wide variety of grants, awards, and residencies available in the larger writing community. See website for more information.

    Contact:

    Ravi Howard
    ravihoward@hotmail.com
    http://speculativeliterature.org/grants-and-programs/

  • Deadline: Open. Gulf Coast Parents & Kids Magazine is looking for 500 word articles on any topic (education, maternity, pediatric health, leisure, family life, etc.) related to parenting. They pay $25 for each 500 word article. Submissions do not need to be from local writers alone, but local writers do get priority. See website for more information.

    Contact:

    Kara Bachman
    Editor
    karab@parents-kids.com
    http://www.gulfcoast-parents-kids.com/

  • Integrated Digital Publishing, based in Mobile, and its publications, The Contemporary Sportsman and The Contemporary Wingshooter, are always interested in hearing from writers, photographers, and artists who have a good story for their readers. All queries should be submitted to: Jim Stenson, Managing Editor and Publisher, at: jim@integrateddigitalpublishing.com. See Web sites for more information.

    http://www.integrateddigitalpublishing.com/
    http://www.thecontemporarysportsman.com/
    http://www.thecontemporarywingshooter.com/

  • Deadline: Open. History Press, a traditional publisher that specializes in local history and culture books, is searching for non-fiction authors interested in writing about various aspects of Alabama history. History Press finances all aspects of the publication process. They also pay authors in royalties. See website for more information.

    Contact:

    Chad Rhoad
    The History Press
    Alabama Editor
    chad.rhoad@historypress.net
    http://historypress.net/

  • Vanilla seeks to expose innovative and unexpected points of view. We are currently accepting all genres of literature, art, and photography. See Web site for more information.

    Contact:

    Editors
    Vanilla
    Montgomery, AL 36105
    Editors@VanillaPress.org
    http://www.VanillaPress.org

  • Deadline: Open The Phoenix Review (submissions currently OPEN) is a literary journal dedicated to truly outstanding, imaginative fiction and poetry. Please submit poetry (no more than 6 poems) and/or short fiction (one piece at a time please) to: phoenixreview@yahoo.com. At your discretion, you may choose to include a brief author bio listing any relevant publication credits. Cover letters always welcome.

    Contact:

    Scarlett Frissell, editor
    The Phoenix Review
    phoenixreview@yahoo.com
    http://www.phoenixreview.wordpress.com

  • Deadline: Ongoing. Open Mic Voices is an all inclusive social network for sharing your poems and poetry. Those interested in sharing their poems, or sharing their favorite poetry site links, can quickly and easily do so, by going to OpenMicVoices.com, and signing up to be a member. See website for more information.

    Contact:

    HL Hunter
    openmicvoices@openmicvoices.com
    http://openmicvoices.com/

  • Deadline: Year-Round. Blue Mountain Press, the book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational. E-mail queries to BMPbooks@sps.com. Please add WF in the subject line so Blue Mountain Press can know this posting was seen on the Writers Forum website. See Blue Mountain Arts website for more information.

    Contact:

    Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
    P.O. Box 4549
    Boulder, CO 80306
    1-800-525-0642
    BMPbooks@sps.com

  • Deadline: Ongoing The Flaneur is an independent culture journal run by volunteers. We are keen to find arts and culture writers in Alabama to report on local exhibitions and happenings. If you are interested in submitting work about art, culture, travels or place then please e-mail your work to editor@flaneur.me.uk . Enthusiasm is vital, experience is not! You can either send one piece or join the team and submit on an ongoing basis.

    Contact:

    Jonathan Powell, editor
    editor@flaneur.me.uk
    http://www.flaneur.me.uk

  • Deadline: Ongoing. At Pithead Chapel, we're looking for engaging stories told in honest voices. Most of all, we want to feel something. We want to reach the last word and immediately crave more. We want your story to leave a brilliant bruise. Send us your best flash or short story and we'll do our best to get your voice heard. Sorry, we're not into genre pieces (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, and romance).
    See website for more information.

    Contact:

    Keith Rebec
    pitheadchapel@yahoo.com
    http://pitheadchapel.com/

  • Deadline: Ongoing. Freshfully, a company in Birmingham, Alabama, is looking for a food writer/blogger in Huntsville to write about local farms, restaurants, seasonal ingredients, and local food issues for their website as Freshfully expands into a dozen cities around the Southeast. The company wants someone fun, local, and passionate about food and writing to share his or her insights into what's great in Montgomery and Huntsville. 2 posts a week, $15 per post. See website for more information.

    Contact:

    Jen Barnett and Sam Brasseale
    http://freshfully.com/contact/freshfully