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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 Extended: December 5, 2017
    Contact: Cassidy McCants

    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: December 31, 2017
    Contact: Sara G

    Portraits of people and animals tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves. Sometimes they’re just beautiful. Or shocking. Or surprising. Share your PORTRAITS with words or imagery.

  • Deadline to Submit: January 31, 2018
    Contact: Megan Collins

    3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 18! The elements are ACCORDION, FUSE, and SCRAPE.

    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 January 31. Issue will be released April 1.

  • Deadline: January 31, 2018

    Submissions are now being accepted for the 8th William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Given by Stanford University Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, the award recognizes newly published works of fiction and nonfiction with a $5,000 award for the winner in each category. The prize is designed to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation.

    Entries must be received by January 31, 2018.
    For entry forms and more information on the prize, visit the Saroyan Prize website:

  • Deadline: December 1, 2017
    Contact: Maeko Bradshaw

    Bona Fide Books seeks essays about living or working in our national parks. From tree-hugging epiphanies to vocational escapades -- what happened there? How did it influence your life?

    Guidelines available at:

  • Deadline: November 25, 2017
    Phone: (323) 665-8080

    BOSTON, MASS_(October 19, 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 ( 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 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.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Michelle Tudor

    Wildness is an online literary and arts journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers and artists.

    Please check out our guidelines:

  • Deadline: June 21, 2017 - September 22, 2017
    Contact: Liz Harms

    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 (

  • Call For Submissions: PMS

    open For Submissions: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

    Southern Women's Review is looking for poetry/prose, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoirs, and photography/art by southern women. We welcome work from women who were born in or grew up in the Southern U.S., or who write about the South. Complete our online submission form and upload your work, or submit to

    Multiple submissions are accepted, though no more than 6 poems at a time. Prose should be under 2,500 words. Images should be at least 300 dpi. We do not accept previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us if your work is submitted/accepted elsewhere. Your submission gives us permission to publish your work extensively online, in a limited print edition, and via EBSCOhost. At this time, we do not pay upon publication.

  • Deadline: October 1, 2017

    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 (

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

  • Deadline: November 30, 2017
    Contact: JT Lachausse (Editor-in-chief)

    The Matador Review seeks submissions for the Winter 2018 publication -poetry, fiction, flash, and non-fiction, as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

    Details at
    Submit to
    Any questions? Email

  • Call For Submissions: 400 and Falling Press Seeks Submissions

    No Deadline
    Contact: Thomas Ziemer

    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 with "Submission Genre: Name: Title" as the subject (for example "Poetry: Frank Stanford: Singing Knives").

  • Deadline: November 30, 2017

    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: January 1, 2018
    Contact: Paul Paquin

    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 website.

  • Deadline: : Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    Contact Information: Clara Klein

    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.

  • 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

  • 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 Email us at with any questions.

    Deadline: December 31, 2017
    Contact E-mail:

  • Deadline: Rolling submissions

    We publish the edifying and uniquely positive short story, flash fiction, poetry, photography, and digital art.
    Submission guidelines are online, managed through Submittable, and there are no submission fees. Past issues are free to read online. Annual nominations for our ‘Best of the Best’ cash prize awards.

  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
    Contact: Amber D. Tran

    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.

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