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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: October 8, 2019
    Contact: Brenna Wilhm
    Email: brenna@embracingourdifferences.org
    Website: https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation/

    Seeking original quotations to accompany works of art for a juried exhibit. There will be an award of $1000 for the quote that best embodies the theme of diversity and inclusion.

  • Deadline: August 31, 2019
    Contact: Megan Collins
    Email: 3elementsreview@gmail.com
    Website: www.3elementsreview.com

    3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 24!

    The elements are SLEEPWALK, WANE, and EFFIGY. 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. We have published new and well-known writers and artists from all over the world.

  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
    Contact: Sara G
    Email: info@artascent.com
    Website: https://ArtAscent.com/themed-call-application-information/

    Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as an idea, feeling or quality but not having a tangible existence. Some conversations can be abstract, vague and theoretical and not based on particular examples or facts. And of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without trying to realistically represent the appearance of people or things. Abstract art, like poetry, offers a fragment of a mysteriously familiar narrative without directly revealing it in a realistic way. Reveal your most ABSTRACT thoughts.

  • Deadline: Open until 100 entries are received - “Stories Through The Ages Sightseer Saga 2019” (any adult)
    Deadline: June 15, 2019 - “Stories Through The Ages Baby Boomers Plus 2019” (anyone born 1964 or earlier)
    Contact: Jacqueline Peavler
    Email: JVPeavler@LivingSpringsPublishers.com
    Website: www.livingspringspublishers.com

    Living Springs Publishers LLP is now accepting submissions for our Stories Through The Ages short story contests.

    We are in our 3rd year of publishing the “Stories Through The Ages Baby Boomers Plus” book. Stories for this contest may be about any topic. Tell us about an experience growing up, or use the experience gained from being a Baby Boomer and tell us a story. The story can be fiction or non-fiction it doesn’t matter. The topic for the Sightseer Saga contest is a story based on your travel – beyond that it is open. Tell us about an experience you had, sights you saw and/or people you met. Make it a completely true account, or embellish the truth a bit.

    For both contests the word count is 900 - 4000 words.
    The entry fee is $25 for one story and $20 per story when submitting multiple stories.
    A minimum of the top fifteen finalists will be published in the 2019 edition of each book.

    Also:
    • 1st place winner will receive $500.00
    • 2nd place $200.00
    • 3rd place $100.00.

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
    Contact: 765-478-5773
    Email: kidsatheartpublishing2010@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.kidsatheartpublishing.com/

    Kids at Heart Publishing is excited to announce a mixed- genre anthology exploring dreams that come true. Sometimes our dreams don’t seem to make sense, but other times dreams point to a future event or circumstance that takes place and has meaning in our lives. Whether your specialty is poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, we want to know about dreams that come true and the impact they have on your lives.

    Submission Guidelines:
    •Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
    •Submit original, unpublished works of 3000 words or less.
    •Up to three poems may be submitted per entry.
    •Use Times New Roman font, 12 pt.

    Cost: $15 per Entry

    Checks payable to:
    Kids At Heart Publishing, LLC
    215 W. Main St.
    Cambridge City, IN 47327

  • Deadline: August 31, 2019
    Contact: Abram Himelstein
    Website: http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx
    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 fifth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered.
    Submissions are open until August 31st.
    More information, including the Submittable link, can be found at: http://www.unopress.org/lab.aspx

  • Deadline: August 31, 2019
    Contact: Sophie Lake
    Email: sophie@aestheticamagazine.com
    Website: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/

    The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is currently open for submissions. Hosted by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine, the Award celebrates excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction, supporting new writing talent and presents writers with a fantastic opportunity to further their involvement in the literary world.

    Creative Writing Prizes include:

    • £1,000 for each category winner (Poetry and Short Fiction)
    • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020
    • Consultation with Redhammer (Short Fiction Winner)
    • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
    • One-year subscription to Granta
    • Books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage

  • 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: 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: foster.dickson@mps.k12.al.us

    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
    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: 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.

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