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Sixteen Rivers Press invites Northern California authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts. All manuscripts will be read blind. Sixteen Rivers Press values diversity. Poets of color, young poets, and LGTBQ writers are encouraged to submit. Please note: Sixteen Rivers press is a nonprofit, shared-work poetry collective. Authors must live in Northern California and become members of the collective with a three-year commitment. Submissions are open from November 1, 2020 to February 1, 2021. For your manuscript to be considered please see the complete submission guidelines at

Molecule, a tiny lit mag is accepting submissions until January 15, 2021 for the Spring 2021 issue. Poetry, prose, nonfiction, plays, reviews, and interviews in fifty words or less (including titles and interview questions) are accepted. Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings also wanted. (Send submissions to: Please include a third-person bio, no more than twenty-four words (including name).

The Threepenny Review accepting submissions. At present, Threepenny Review pays $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. This payment buys first serial rights in their print and digital editions, and the copyright then reverts to the author upon publication. Critical articles should be about 1,200 to 2,500 words, Table Talk items 1,000 words or fewer, stories and memoirs 4,000 words or fewer, and poetry 100 lines or fewer. Prose submissions should be double-spaced; poetry can be single-spaced or double-spaced. All reading takes place from January through June only. Work sent after this period will not be considered. All mailed manuscripts must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. You may also submit online. For further guidelines, visit:

Heron Tree volume 8 will be dedicated to found poems composed from public domain sources. The editors are accepting submissions until January 15, 2021 in the following categories: found poems crafted from any source material(s) in the public domain in the United States; found poems created from How to Keep Bees (1905), a handbook by Anna Botsford Comstock; found poems fashioned from public domain sonnets other than Shakespeare's. Heron Tree is interested in any and all approaches to found poetry construction and erased or remixed texts. For details visit:

The Hunger is accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid/experimental, and visual art. Additionally, The Hunger's "Glutton's Digest", a column within each issue of The Hunger, features one piece of writing that sets the table for the work that follows. It can take the form of a traditional restaurant/food review, a recipe, an experience of eating (or non eating), or any wild experiment in food writing. Reading period for the spring issue is March 1-May 1. For more information, visit:

Disquiet International Literary Program is accepting submissions for the Disquiet Prize. This contest is for writing in any genre, by a writer who has not yet published more than one book. The first-prize winners in each genre will be published. The fiction winner will be published in, the nonfiction winner will be published in, the poetry winner will be published in The Common. One grand prize-winner will receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and a $1,000 travel stipend to Lisbon in 2021. In the event the 2021 Lisbon program can't be held due to coronavirus restrictions, they offer an alternative cash prize: genre and grand prize winners can either choose to delay the prize trip to a future year or accept a substitute cash prize of $1,000 each. Reading fee: $15. Deadline: January 22, 2021. Read the full contest guidelines at: or enter at

Volney Road Review is currently open to submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR volume 3, Issue 2. Deadline: August 1. Volney Road Review publishes digitally and pays $10 per accepted piece. Email your submissions as attachments to For more specific guidelines, visit:

About Place Journal, the arts publication of the Black Earth Institute, is accepting prose, poetry, visual art, photography, video, and music submissions for the Spring 2021 issue's theme: Geographies of Justice. The About Place Journal's mission is to have art address the causes of spirit, earth, and society; to protect the earth; and to build a more just and interconnected world. Deadlines for submissions are from December 15, 2020 to March 1, 2021. To read more about this issue's theme and for submission guidelines visit:

Orison Books is open to submissions in the following categories: general fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in translation. Anthology proposals are accepted year-round. Minimum word count for fiction and nonfiction is 30,000. Submissions from both agents and authors are accepted. Send a complete manuscript and include an author biography in the cover letter when submitting online. For poetry in translation, minimum length is sixty-pages in English. The translator must have permission to publish the translations, or the original work must be in the public domain per U.S. and international copyright law. For anthology proposal submissions, single or multiple-genre anthology proposals are accepted. Send a one-page description of the anthology, biographical information for the editor(s), and upload thirty pages of sample content. All submissions must be sent digitally through Duosuma. Submissions deadline: August 1-Oct 1. For more guidelines and to submit, visit


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