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 1 - November 30

    The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet's first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and poetry in translation.

    Judge: D. A. Powell

    Winner Receives:
    Book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in spring 2019
    $1,000 honorarium

    Submissions are invited only through Submittable or by post mail. We do not have the staff capacity to read or respond to manuscripts that are submitted by fax or email.

    *Submission fee: $25

  • Deadline: June 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
    Contact: Liz Harms
    E-mail: lharms@crpress.org

    C&R Press will publish 1-3 chapbooks of poetry, short stories or other types of literary or mixed work. Manuscript authors selected for publication receive ten copies of the book, $100 dollars and a reading in New York City. We encourage emerging and established authors in the manuscript process to submit their best work. Please submit via our Submittable (https://crpress.submittable.com/submit).

  • Deadline: September 14, 2017
    E-mail: submissions@palaverjournal.com

    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 also accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia. Visit us at palaverjournal.com to peruse our past issues and to submit your work! Email us at admin@palaverjournal.com with any questions. Please make sure you follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Palaver_Journal) and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PalaverJournal). We look forward to reading your work!

  • Deadline: November 5, 2017
    Contact: Cassidy McCants
    Email: nimrod@utulsa.edu
    Website: https://nimrod.utulsa.edu/manuscripts.html

    For the past 61 years, Nimrod International Journal has been devoted to the idea that the arts bring us together. They highlight what we have in common, and what we have in common is enhanced by our distinctiveness. The arts are the ultimate big tent. For our Spring/Summer 2018 issue, Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts, Nimrod is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea that the arts are a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives, and that it is through this uniqueness that we find the universal.

  • Deadline to Submit: October 31, 2017
    Contact: Megan Collins
    Email: 3elementsreview@gmail.com

    3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 17! The elements are BLUEPRINT, FISHERMAN, and DELUSION.

    All three words must be used in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submissions. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements. Deadline is October 31.

  • Deadline: August 31, 2017
    Contact Information:
    Name: Sara G
    Email: info@artascent.com

    What is it to be lost? To have lost? When something is taken away; something is wasted, destroyed, faded, hidden, missing. To feel disoriented and aimless; not knowing where to go, how to proceed, or where you came from. To wander, stray, disappear. How does it feel? What does it look like? What is its shape? Share your LOST story with words or imagery.

  • Deadline: August 31, 2017
    Contact: JT Lachausse (Editor-in-Chief)
    E-mail: editors@matadorreview.com

    Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end August 31. Our purpose is to promote "alternative work" from both art and literature, and to encourage the new-wave of respect for online publications. In each issue, we offer a selection of work from both emerging and established artists, as well as exclusive interviews and book reviews from creators who are, above all else, provocative. For us, alternative is a way of voice and experience. It is the distinction from what is conventional, and it advocates for a progressive attitude.

  • 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: 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

  • ORLANDO _ The 2018 Florida Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the winter.

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

    Our grand prize for the 2018 Florida Book Festival winner is a cash appearance fee and flight to our gala awards ceremony in January, 2018, exact date TBD.

    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
    • Photography/Art
    • Gay
    • Poetry
    • History
    • Young adult
    • Biography/Autobiography
    • Compilations/Anthologies
    • Best Unpublished Stories
    • Cookbooks
    • Science Fiction
    • Business
    • Holiday Themes
    • Wild Card

    In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, the Florida 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:
    Florida 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.floridabookfestival.com). Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond to e-mail inquiries.

    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 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.floridabookfestival.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.

    Entry fee checks should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC. We're sorry, but entries must be mailed and cannot be delivered in person or by local messenger services to the JM Northern Media offices (NOTE: FedEx and UPS are national couriers and accepted).
    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: Florida Book Festival
    7095 Hollywood Boulevard
    Suite 864
    Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
    Phone: 323-665-8080

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

    CONTACT:
    Email:Bruce@floridabookfestival.com
    Phone: (323) 665-8080

  • HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 24, 2017) _ The 2017 Halloween Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program honoring the best books of the season.

    The Halloween Book Festival (www.halloweenbookfestival.com) will consider works in science fiction, horror, general fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, young adult, fantasy, audio/spoken word, photography/art, comics, 'zines, unconventional romance, wild card (anything goes!), alternative future, time travel and fan fiction. There is no date of publication restriction. All entries must be in English.

    The competition honors general excellence and the awards are intended to draw public attention to worthy selections during the busiest season for book sales.

    Our grand prize for the 2017 Halloween Book Festival winner includes an appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony this November in Hollywood.

    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. Winners 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.halloweenbookfestival.com or may be faxed/emailed to you.

    CONTACT:
    Email: bruce@halloweenbookfestival.com
    Phone: (323) 665-8080

  • HOLLYWOOD _ The 2017 Southern California Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the fall.

    The Southern California Book Festival will consider major publisher, independent publisher, self-published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s books, 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 Southern California Book Festival winner is an appearance fee and a flight to our awards ceremony in Hollywood, CA in November.

    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.

    NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES:
    We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via email and will announce the
    winning entries on our web site. Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond via email to inquiries.

    Regular registration deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on October 25, 2017. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions at our meetings.

    More information and entry forms can be obtained on the web site, www.southerncaliforniabookfestival.com.

    CONTACT:
    Phone:323-665-8080
    E-mail:bruce@southerncaliforniabookfestival.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.

    NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES:
    We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via email and will announce the winning entries on our web site. Because of the anticipated high volume of entries, we can only respond via email to inquiries.

    Regular registration submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on October 25, 2017. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions. Many late entries have won our competitions.

    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

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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").

  • 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

  • Deadline: : Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    Contact Information: Clara Klein
    E-mail: scriptorobscura@gmail.com
    Guidelines: http://aquietcourage.wordpress.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.

  • Driftwood Press

    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