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  • Deadline: February 28, 2021
    Contact: Sara G
    Email: info@artascent.com
    Website: http://bit.ly/ArtAscentThemedCallAwf

    Theme:
    Winter is the coldest season of the year. Containing the shortest day and the longest night, it suggests inactivity and decay. However, some would say that winter is beautiful unto itself, fresh and invigorating. Others would add that winter brings greater appreciation for summer. That trials and rest periods give birth to growth and energy. Seasons of change are coming. Share your interpretation, literal or symbolic, of WINTER with words or images.

    Eligible Submissions:
    Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

    Highlights:
    Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

    About ArtAscent:
    The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

  • Deadline: February 1, 2021
    Email: poetry@wcupa.edu
    Website: https://www.wcupa.edu/arts-humanities/poetry/

    Submission Guidelines: The annual competition is open to all undergraduate poets who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Please submit two separate PDF/Word Files/ The first file should include the author's name, address, email address, telephone number and the school attending. The second file should contain only the poems with no identifying information. Up tp three entries per contest is permitted.


    The Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award - Poems composed in the traditional modes of meter, rhyme, and received forms. Winning poem receives $1500, runner-up receives $500.

    Original Sonnet and Villanelle - New this year! $1000 prize for each.

    Myong Cha Son Haiku Award - Original haiku. Writing poem receives $1500, runner-up receives $500.

    Rhina P. Espaillat Poetry Award -Celebrates original poems written in Spanish or the translation of Spanish poems to English. Winning prize is $500.

    Send electronically to poetry@wcupa.edu
    Please put WCU Poetry Awards in the subject line
    All poems are submitted to judges anonymously
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram - @wcupoetry

  • Deadline: November 1, 2020
    Contact: Robert Martin
    Email: contests@citylimitspublishing.com
    Website: https://citylimitspublishing.com/contests/novel-contest-with-cash-prize-and-publishing-contract/

    City Limits Publishing is hosting the first annual Novel Contest featuring multiple cash prizes and publishing contracts! We’re looking for people with already completed works to join our authors. Check out our page for full details of submission guidelines and process.

  • 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: 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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