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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: February 28, 2018

    We are looking for contributions to our next title EMPOWERMENT - A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Personal Growth and Empowerment, the eighth in the Collections of Poetry and Prose book series.

    Empowerment (noun) - the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.

    Personal Growth - activities, thoughts and mindsets that improve awareness and personal identity. You can write about your own process of self-empowerment and quest for personal growth, or empowering and motivating others in their own growth and development. We'll also accept interesting and well-written fictional contributions about empowerment and personal growth too.

    If interested please go to the website below for conditions, word count etc.

  • Deadline: February 25, 2018

    LOS ANGELES (January 8, 2018) _ The 2018 Los Angeles Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual celebration of books deserving more attention from the world publishing community.

    The Los Angeles Book Festival will consider entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, wild card (anything goes!), compilations/anthologies, sequels (for books that are part of a series), photography/art, poetry, romance, and regional literature published on or after January 1, 2013.

    Entries can be in English, French, Spanish, German or Portuguese and can be from major publishers, self-published or issued by an independent publishing house.

    Our grand prize for the Los Angeles Book Festival is a $1000 appearance fee and a flight to Los Angeles for our gala awards ceremony
    in March, 2018 in Hollywood, CA. Regular registration deadline is Feb. 25, 2018.

    Submitted works will be judged by a panel of publishing 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 gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.

    TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at or may be faxed/e-mailed to you.

  • Deadline: February 28, 2018
    Contact: Sara G

    Happiness. We all want it. We all have different ideas of what it means. To some it requires being busy, involved, connected, purposed, fulfilled, loving or loved. To others being happy means feeling healthy, generous or successful. It seems to be entangled with our level of acceptance and expectation. What, where, who or when is your happy place? Share your HAPPINESS with words or imagery.

  • Deadline: January 17, 2018
    Contact: Megan Bailey

    Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance: plays, screenplays, spoken word poetry (for single performer or a group), or music theater.

    Selected winners in the Senior Division (grades 10-12 / ages 15-18) will receive exclusive access to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., and the opportunity to participate in staged readings and workshops alongside the nation's premier collegiate playwrights as well as participate in the festival’s award ceremony.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

    Flash Fiction Magazine is open for submissions. There are no deadlines. They pay $40 per story accepted for publication in their anthologies and also host a flash fiction writing course. As an extra bonus, each month they award $100 for the story of the month in their online publication.

  • Deadline: February 28, 2018
    Contact: Mandy Grathwohl

    Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 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 February 28.

    Submission information can be found at

    Submit to

    Any questions? Email

  • 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: 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:

  • 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.

  • 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: 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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