Calls for Submissions
The Believer is currently accepting poetry submissions. Submissions should be no more than five pages. Illustration and comics inquiries should be sent via email only to: email@example.com. For further guidelines, visit believermag.com.
Sink Hollow is currently seeking polished pieces of undergraduate work for its upcoming issue. Accepting all original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Please only submit once per genre per reading period. All students currently enrolled as undergraduates at two and four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit. No submission fee. For further guidelines, visit www.sinkhollow.org.
C&R Press is open for submissions of full-length manuscripts in every category for 2020 and 2021 publication. Novels, poetry, short story collections, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay, experimental and hybrid work are all considered. For further guidelines and to submit, visit www.crpress.org.
Argot is seeking submissions of writing and visual art that span the worlds of queer culture, the feminine narrative, marginalized communities, and politics and culture. Submit your short stories, poetry, satire, comics, illustrations, and photo essays online via Submittable. All contributors are compensated on a scale, with shorter poems and single panel comics starting at $35 and long-form investigative pieces (4,000 words) peaking at $250. For further guidelines, visit www.argotmagazine.com.
Rabblelit is looking to publish working-class writers and writing about working-class people and communities. Please submit only one piece of prose up to 5,000 words in length or up to three poems. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please also submit a brief cover letter. Email your submission as a .docx file to firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete guidelines and to submit, visit rabblelit.com.
The Point is seeking submissions for essays, symposium articles, and reviews that blend memoir, criticism, and journalism to examine the ideas and beliefs that shape our world. Print essays should run between 4,000 and 7,000 words, and reviews and symposium articles should be of medium length (1,500-3,000 words). All contributors whose articles appear in the print journal are compensated. No poetry or fiction please. For complete guidelines and to submit, please visit thepointmag.com.
Rappahannock Review is looking for original, well-written fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Fiction submissions may contain one piece up to 8,000 words, or three pieces of flash each containing 1,000 words or fewer. For nonfiction, authors may submit a single essay with maximum length of 8,000 words, or three shorter pieces containing 1,000 words or fewer. Poetry can range in any length, up to five poems per submission. Original artwork is accepted on a rotating basis. Previously published work, including work that has appeared online in blogs or other forums, will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, though if your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify by email at email@example.com. For further guidelines and to submit, visit rappahannockreview.com.
The New Verse News seeks poems on current events. The New Verse News covers the news of the day with poems on issues, large and small, international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically progressive bent) by writers from all over the world. See the website at newversenews.blogspot.com for guidelines and for examples of poems pubished by The New Verse News. Then paste your non-simultaneous submission and a brief bio in the text of an email (no attachments, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "Verse News Submission" in the subject line of your email.
Hoot is currently seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews. Only one piece is published, in print, per month, and one to four pieces are published in the online issue. All prose, poetry, and book review submissions should be 150 words or fewer. Additionally, poetry submissions must be ten lines or fewer. Book reviews must be of a recently published book, and published by an independent or small press. You may submit as many works as you'd like, but, two per submission only. There is a $2 fee to submit up to two pieces. For more information and to submit, visit www.hootreview.com.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency is currently seeking manuscript submissions for fiction and nonfiction. Electronic manuscripts only. There are no guidelines for length, however, only completed manuscripts will be considered. Cookbook proposals are the only exception. Please do not submit illustrated works. Multiple submissions are fine, but withdraw your submission if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Contact email@example.com for inquiries. For further guidelines, visit www.mcsweeneys.net.
The American Poetry Review is accepting submissions of poetry and prose. Send no more than five poems per submission. There are no strict guidelines for prose submissions. There is a $3 administrative fee. For more information and to submit, visit aprweb.org.
30 North is currently seeking submissions for their journal of undergraduate art and writing. 30 North is looking for work by college students in all genres, including short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography, and art. Include a brief bio paragraph, written in the third person. Please submit at northcentralreview.submittable.com/submit. For more information, visit 30northliterarymagazine.com.
California Quarterly is currently seeking poetry submissions. Please visit their website and register on the homepage. One-page poems are best, but an eighty-line (two-page) maximum in any case. Poems must be original and unpublished. NO biographies and resumes, as only the poems are judged. There is no submission fee. For more information and detailed guidelines, visit www.californiastatepoetrysociety.org.
Nebo: A Literary Journal is seeking submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, comics, and art. Please include a brief, third person author bio of no more than 100 words. Submissions should include no more than five poems, and 5,000 words of prose, three to five works of art, or twenty pages of comics. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are fine. Please notify them if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Nebo is also happy to accept reprints from print journals (let them know where the piece was published previously). Submissions must be sent as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further guidelines, visit blogs.atu.edu/nebo.
Valparaiso Fiction Review is seeking short fiction submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions should be original, and unpublished, ranging from 1,000 to 9,000 words with possible exceptions. Use a twelve-point font, double-space, and .doc, .docx, or .rtf formats. Include name and email on the first page of each submission. No novels, poetry, or children's fiction unless otherwise noted. Excerpts from novels are acceptable only if selected piece operates as a stand-alone story. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but the author should notify VFR immediately should a submitted piece be accepted elsewhere. For any additional questions, contact one of the editors, at email@example.com. For complete guidelines and submissions link, visit scholar.valpo.edu/vfr.
Soul-Lit is accepting submissions for spiritual poetry. Previously published works, the rights to which are owned by the poet, are welcomed. Four poems per submission only. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Submit poems along with a short poet's bio (four lines, max) as a Word document in twelve-point, Times New Roman font. Include name, PGP (preferred gender pronoun), email, and bio in the attachment with poems. Submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Feature poets are selected by invitation only. If your work is accepted for publication, you will be notified by email. For more information, please visit soullit.com/index.html.
Opossum is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Opossum publishes online and twice a year in print. Submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, essays, and interviews are accepted. Opossum only accepts submissions via Submittable. No email submissions will be read. Flash fiction/nonfiction: under 1,500 words in length; submit an accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. Poetry: three to five poems, ten-pages maximum; submit an accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. Nonfiction and fiction: up to 12,000 words in length; submit accompanying artist's statement explaining how your work engages the world of music. For more information, visit opossumlit.com.
Ponder Review is accepting submissions of fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, new media, and art for Volume 3, Issue 1. Format of submissions: Times New Roman 12-point typed, all prose should be double-spaced, poetry single-spaced, and include a brief (100 word) bio with your submission. Ponder Review will not accept previously published material or multiple submissions per issue. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but contact Ponder Review if work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. For complete guidelines, please visit www.muw.edu/ponderreview.
Orchard Keepers Writers Residency is currently open to applications for one-and-two week residencies between July 2019 and December 2019. The Orchard Keepers Writers Residency provides short-term housing for writers and artists on a rustic farm; the guest quarters accommodate one writer or artist at a time. Residencies are open to writers and artists of all genres who are at least 21 years of age. Residency fees are $25 dollars per day. There is no fee to apply. Residencies are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline for application: June 1. For further guidelines, visit: dentonlovingblog.wordpress.com/orchard-keeper-writers-residency.
Gyroscope Review is open for submissions for their summer issue. Gyroscope Review is open to all genres of contemporary poetry including science-fiction, fantasy and horror. Please do not submit if you are not open to being edited. Emerging and established poets welcome. Send no more than four poems. No entry fee. Submission deadline: June 7, 2019. Reading periods for fall issue are from July 1 through September 7; and winter, October 1 through December 7. For further guidelines, visit www.gyroscopereview.com.
Omnidawn Publishers is currently seeking submissions for four Omnidawn poetry contests, 2019-2020. Poetry Chapbook Contest, $1,000 prize. Reading fee $18. Submission deadline: June 17, 2019. Upcoming poetry contests include the Omnidawn Open (Poetry Book Contest), $3,000 prize and publication of book. Reading fee $27. Submissions accepted: July 1 through August 19, 2019. First/Second Book Poetry Contest, $3,000 and publication of book. Reading fee $27. Submissions accepted: November 1 through February 18, 2020. Single Poem Broadside Poetry Contest, $1,000 prize, letterpress publication of the broadside by Omnidawn, 50 free copies of the broadside, and publication of the winning poem in the Omniverse online journal. Submissions accepted: March 1 through April 20, 2020. For more information and detailed guidelines, visit www.omnidawn.com.
Backbone Press is accepting submissions for The Lucille Clifton Annual Poetry Contest. Submit up to three unpublished poems. All submissions are read blind so please omit names and contact information on poem pages. The winner will be awarded $500, a set of three Clifton poetry collections via BOA Editions, and publication via the Backbone Press website. Judge: Rickey Laurentiis, $15 submission fee. Submissions deadline: June 15. For further guidelines, visit backbonepress.org.
Prairie Schooner is seeking submissions of poetry and prose for a special portfolio centered on the theme of clothing in the winter 2019 issue of Prairie Schooner, to be guest edited by Adrienne Christian. Please send up to five pages of unpublished poems or ten pages of unpublished prose, along with your contact information and a three-line, third person bio, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: June 15. For further guidelines, visit prairieschooner.unl.edu/index.html.
The Threepenny Review is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming issue. 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 our reply. You may also submit online. For further guidelines, visit www.threepennyreview.com/index.html.
Into the Void Submissions for Issue 13 are currently being accepted. All submissions must be unpublished. Authors retain all rights. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but contact Into the Void if work is published elsewhere. Submissions are free. Submission deadline for poetry and prose: June 7. Deadline for visual art: June 21. Contact email@example.com with inquiries. For further guidelines, visit intothevoidmagazine.com.
Press 53 is currently accepting submissions for the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry for an outstanding collection of poems. Winner receives a $1,000 advance, publication by Press 53 as a Tom Lomabardo Poetry Selection, and 50 copies. Winner and finalists announced no later than November 1. Winning collection published April 2020. Judge: Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Series Editor; $30 reading fee. Submissions deadline: July 31. For further guidelines, visit www.press53.com.
Rattle is currently accepting submissions for the Rattle Poetry Prize 2019 for a single poem. One $10,000 winner and ten $2,000 finalists will be selected in an anonymousreview by the editors of Rattle and printed in the Winter 2019 issue. One $2,000 Readers' Choice Award will be chosen from the finalists by subscriber and entrant vote. Submissions deadline: July 15. For further guidelines, visit www.rattle.com/prize/about.
Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Center San Jose and Red Wheelbarrow are holding a poetry contest. Red Wheelbarrow prizes include: $1,000, $500, $250, publication in Red Wheelbarrow, and a letterpress broadside of winning poem by printer Peter Koch. Submit one-time only, up to three original unpublished poems in a single manuscript. Each poem must fit onto one 8.5 x 11 page. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Submission fee is $15. Submissions deadline: August 15. Submit online at https://redwheelbarrow.submittable.com/submit. For further guidelines, visit www.deanza.edu/english/creative-writing/red-wheelbarrow.html.
The Broadkill Review is currently accepting submissions for the Seventeenth Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for a book-length manuscript, for a poet residing in the Mid-Atlantic (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, WVA, NC, and District of Columbia). Winner will receive $500, two cases of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Beer, manuscript publication by Broadkill River Press, and ten copies of the book (in lieu of royalties). Judge: Joseph Millar. The manuscript is to be submitted electronically in one Word document attachment. Send manuscript to prize coordinator Linda Blaskey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Snail mail submissions will not be accepted. Submissions deadline: August 15. For further guidelines, visit www.broadkillreview.com.
Orca is currently seeking submissions for the Orca Cover Letter Contest. In 300 words or less, introduce yourself, and/or your submission (real or imagined). Entries must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous entries are allowed, but entries must be withdrawn if accepted elsewhere. $5 entry fee; $200, $75, $50 prize. Winners will be announced in September. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in Orca's second issue in October 2019. Submit to: https://orcalit.com/?p=523. Submissions deadline: August 31. For further guidelines, visit orcalit.com.
Cobalt Review is currently seeking submissions for its 7th Annual Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize. Submit before the MLB All-Star Game for a discounted entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and experimental writing are all welcome for this contest. The 2019 Baseball Issue will be edited by Publisher/Chief Baseball Officer Andrew Keating, who will select finalists. Prize is $100; the annual baseball issue will be drawn from contest submissions. There are no length requirements, just don't send a book-length work. Excerpts are fine. One short story/essay/poem per entry. You may submit multiple works, but you must submit them separately, paying separate entry fees. Entry fee: $7. Submissions deadline: September 15. To submit, visit cobalt.submittable.com/submit/78425/2019-earl-weaver-baseball-prize.
The American Poetry Review is accepting submissions for the Honickman First Book Prize. The prize is open to poets who have not published a book-length collection of poems with a registered ISBN. Poems previously published in periodicals or limited-edition chapbooks may be included in the manuscript, but the manuscript itself must not have been published as a book length work exceeding twenty-five pages. Translations and works written by multiple authors are not eligible. The prize, $3,000, with an introduction by the judge and distribution of the winning book by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium, will be awarded in 2020. The author will receive a standard book-publishing contract, with royalties paid in addition to the $3,000 prize. This year's final judge is poet Li-Young Lee. To be considered for the prize, submit a manuscript of forty-eight pages or more, single-spaced, paginated, with a table of contents and acknowledgements. There is a $25 administrative fee. Submissions deadline: October 31, 2019. For more information and to submit, visit aprweb.org.
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 one-page description of the anthology, biographical information for the editor(s), and upload thirty pages of sample content. All submissions must be sent through Submittable. Submissions deadline: October 31. For more guidelines and to submit, visit orisonbooks.com.
Helen: A Literary Magazine is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming, social justice themed anthology. Work can range from historical to present to future or a combination thereof. Flash fiction (50-1,500 words), short fiction (1,500-4,000 words), micro essays (50-500 words), nonfiction (1,500-4,000 words), and poetry (3 pieces, open to all styles). For this anthology, previously published work is accepted. Please include any links, issue information, and contact information for any previous publication. All contributors receive a PDF of the online Anthology. Submissions deadline: December 15, 2019. To submit, visit www.helenlitmag.com.