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  • Deadline: December 31, 2021
    Contact: Foster Dickson
    Email: fitzgeraldliterarycontest@gmail.com

    The Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum’s fourth annual student Literary Contest will be accepting submissions from student age groups in these categories: Grades 9–10, Grades
    11–12, and Undergraduate. The literary contest will accept short fiction, poetry, ten- minute plays, film scripts, and multi-genre works that exhibit the theme "The Radiant Hour," which is the title of the second section of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1921 novel The Beautiful and the Damned. This theme implies works about illumination, discovery, or moments of clarity. Works with traditional forms and styles will be accepted for judging, yet writers are encouraged to send works that utilize innovative forms and
    techniques. Literary works may include artwork, illustrations, font variations, and other graphic elements, with the caveat that these elements should enhance the work, not simply decorate the page.

    The Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald Young Writers Award contest will also be accepting submissions of portfolios from young writers who are currently attending high school (grades 9 – 12) in Alabama. Portfolios should contain literary works (stories, poems, plays or film scripts, multi-genre works) totaling 5 to 15 pages with font sizes no smaller than 11 point. Writers are encouraged to include works that are innovative in style, content, form, and/or technique. Literary works may include artwork, illustrations, font variations, and other graphic elements, but these elements should enhance the work, not simply decorate the page.

    F. Scott and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald were daring and revolutionary in their lives and in their art and writing. More than one hundred years after they met in Montgomery, Alabama, the Fitzgeralds’ literary and artistic works from the 1920s and 1930s are still regarded as groundbreaking, and The Fitzgerald Museum is seeking to identify and honor the daring and revolutionary young writers and artists of this generation.

    The submissions period is open from September 1 until December 31, 2021.
    Awards will be announced by March 15, 2022. For the literary contest, each age category will have a single winner and possibly an honorable mention. There will be one recipient of the Zelda Award.

    Works and portfolios should be submitted through the online portal found on the
    Fitzgerald Museum’s website. Detailed contest guidelines, rules, and technical directions for the electronic submission process online are available.

  • Deadline: October 31, 2021
    Contact: Laine Cunningham
    E-mail: sunspotlit@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.sunspotlit.com

    Sunspot Literary Journal is seeking articles and essays on working in any creative form. See the full guidelines for examples of the kinds of works we’re interested in.
    Payment: $0.01 per word ($50 US maximum per piece) when published.
    Link: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit/183769/creative-advice-for-creatives

  • Deadline: September 30, 2021
    Contact: Laine Cunningham
    Email: sunspotLit@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.SunspotLit.com

    For Sunspot Lit’s 2021 Inception contest, send your best opening. There are no restrictions on theme, category, or the length of the piece or collection from which the beginning is excerpted.

    Close: September 30, 2021
    Submit here: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit/198721/inception-2021-500-for-prose-poetry-or-art-opening
    Entry fee: $10
    Prize: $500 cash, publication

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Website: www.hindsightbook2020.com

    Hindsight is a collection of stories about 2020, written by people just like you. We’re seeking nonfiction stories from around the world that capture what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or tying the knot over Zoom. We're particularly interested in material that gets up close and personal with the struggles of 2020, rather than headlines or commentary on current events.

    Hindsight is an independent, one-time publication. Content will be made available in two forms: Some stories will be shared on our website; the very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.

    Submission fee: None

    Length: Up to 2,000 words

    Compensation: Writers whose work is selected for the print anthology will receive a complimentary hard copy of the book, as well as a digital file.

    To learn more, please visit our website: www.hindsightbook2020.com.

  • Deadline: April 25, 2021
    Contact: David Ellis
    Email: info@abpoetryjournal.com
    Website: https://abpoetryjournal.com/no-longer-ignored-anthology/

    The Auroras & Blossoms No Longer Ignored Anthology wants art, photography, poetry, stories and testimonies from people who have risen above their experiences with social injustice, including racism, discrimination, and xenophobia.
    Perks for entry and prizes for selected published participants. Full details and submission guidelines are on our website link.

  • Deadline: September 14, 2021
    E-mail: admin@palaverjournal.com
    Website: http://palaverjournal.com

    Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Palaver seeks creative and research-based submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. We also accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Steven Fowler
    Email: contact@hindsightbook2020.com
    Website: www.hindsightbook2020.com

    Hindsight is a project devoted to capturing the lives we lived in 2020. We’re seeking stories that show what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or getting married over Zoom.

    Hindsight’s content will be available in two forms: Most stories will be shared on our website; the very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: David Ellis
    Email: info@abpoetryjournal.com
    Website: https://abpoetryjournal.com/creative-arts-journal-submissions/

    Auroras & Blossoms Creative Arts Journal is a family-friendly digital magazine. We feature essays, flash fiction, short stories, six-word stories and art submissions that are inspirational, positive and uplifting, no matter the topic. We publish on a quarterly basis. We are open to submissions all year round.

  • Deadline: No Deadline
    Contact: Foster Dickson
    Email: foster.dickson@gmail.com
    Website: http://leveldeepsouth.com

    level:deepsouth is an online anthology created with the goal of documenting Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s by collecting works of creative nonfiction (personal essays, memoirs, and reviews) about our lives back then and since then. Submission guidelines are available on the site's Submit page.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    E-mail: contact@edifyfiction.com

    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: Ongoing
    Email: theaurigamagazine@gmail.com
    Website: https://theaurigamagazine.weebly.com/

    The Auriga Magazine is a new online literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose. Based in the United States, The Auriga Magazine debuted in 2019 with the goal of providing a voice for emerging young writers and promoting diversity.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Jessica O'Leary
    Email: bmpbooks@sps.com
    Website: http://bit.ly/2EuOpn0

    Blue Mountain Press is currently reviewing gift book manuscripts for possible publication. We publish works in the following categories: motivational, personal growth, inspirational but not religious, teens/tweens, family, and relationships. We do not publish memoirs/biographies, narrative nonfiction, fiction, children’s books, chapbooks, or rhyming poetry.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: David Ellis
    Email: info@abpoetryjournal.com
    Website: https://www.abpoetryjournal.com/submissions

    Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal is a family-friendly magazine. We feature poetry that is inspirational, positive and uplifting, no matter the topic. Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal is a digital magazine that is published on a quarterly basis. We are open to submissions all year round.

  • Deadline: No Deadline
    Contact: Shannon Huffman
    Email: submissions@flashfictionmagazine.com
    Website: https://flashfictionmagazine.com/subs

    Description: Flash Fiction Magazine accepts submissions all year around. Their word limit is 300-1000 words. Any genre.

    There is no payment for stories published on the website. They pay $40 per story accepted in anthologies and the best story of every month receives $100.

    For guidelines and to submit your story please use the link: https://flashfictionmagazine.com/subs

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Email: kade@commontonguezine.com
    Website: https://www.commontonguezine.com

    The Common Tongue Magazine is interested in fantasy with a dark theme. They accept both works set in their shared universes as well as original work in an original setting. They invite all writers, regardless of level, to submit their dark fantasy short story submissions and poetry.

  • Deadline: Accepts submissions all-year round
    Contact: literarybuffsmagazine@gmail.com
    Email: literarybuffsmagazine@gmail.com
    Website: literarybuffs.weebly.com

    Looking for writers and poets from all over the world, to contribute to our magazine. We reply within one week, and provide free feedback to everyone. Looking forward to hearing from you all!

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Tom Rhiel
    E-mail: trhiel@kaleidoscopewojo.com
    Website: www.kaleidoscopewojo.com

    We are currently taking submissions for possible inclusion in an ongoing anthology. All information, themes and how to submit, are located on our website. We hope that there are women in your group that will consider sharing their work with us. We will be publishing an electronic version(s) as we also look for a publisher. Thanks for your consideration.
    In addition to our website we also have a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Kaleidoscope-WoJo-188435748422369/

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Andrew Sullivan
    Email: info@mastodonpublishing.org
    Website: https://www.mastodonpublishing.com/

    Mastodon Publishing is open for full-length submissions in all literary and commercial genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and special interest (cookbooks, academic, YA, and others). Our goal is to bring diverse and uncensored writing to life in many shapes and forms. Please visit our website https://www.mastodonpublishing.com/ and submittable page https://mastodonpublishing.submittable.com/submit for more information.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    Contact: Olivia Pritzker
    Email: opritzker@crpress.org
    Website: www.crpress.org

    C&R Press is open for full length manuscripts in all categories, including novels, poetry, short story collections, creative non-fiction, memoir, experimental and hybrid work.

    We encourage female, minority, LGBT, immigrant, progressive and submerged voices to submit. C&R Press is committed to publishing books from new and emerging writers whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We are interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserves recognition and support.

    C&R Press submissions are also open for our Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook and New York reading series. Soup Bowl Chapbooks are between 20-45 pages of material not including front matter. Winners will receive ten copies of the book and a hosted reading in Brooklyn, NYC. Entries are open until April 21, 2018.

    For more information, visit our website https://www.crpress.org/submissions/

  • Deadline: Ongoing
    E-mail: jakecoetzee.12@gmail.com
    E-mail: shannon@101words.org

    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: Ongoing
    Contact: Michelle Tudor
    E-mail: submissions@readwildness.com

    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.

    wildness accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and considers work in most styles, forms or genres. For a better idea of our preferences we always recommend reading through our previous issues.

    We currently publish our issues bimonthly (in February, April, June, August, October and December) and read submissions on a rolling basis—all submitted work will simply be considered for the next open issue.

    Please check out our guidelines: www.realwildness.com/submit

  • Call For Submissions: 400 and Falling Press Seeks Submissions

    Deadline: Ongoing
    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").

  • Deadline: Submissions rolling. No submission fees.
    Guidelines: http://aquietcourage.wordpress.com/
    Contact Information: Clara Klein
    E-mail: 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: December 31, 2020
    Contact: Laine Cunningham
    Email: sunspotlit@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.SunspotLit.com

    Sunspot Literary Journal, dedicated to amplifying diverse multinational voices, is now open for submissions. We accept short- and long-form works up to 49,000 words, and poetry up to 1,250 lines. Translations welcome. Editor’s Prize: $50 for the annual addition. Artwork selected for a cover: $20.
    Submission address: https://sunspotlit.submittable.com/submit for full details and to enter.

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