Calls for Submissions
Join the Northern California Book Reviewers and support writing and publishing in Northern California! The NCBR, a volunteer association, is seeking new members who live in Northern California to help select the nominees and winners of the Northern California Book Awards, now in its 41st year. Nominating committees in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction (General and Creative), Children's Literature (Younger Readers, Middle Grade, Young Adult), and Translation (Poetry and Prose) read the books under consideration. Eligible reviewers are always welcome as either committee members who select the finalists, or final voters. Committee members (who select the finalists) are being sought. Reviewers in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Children's Literature are especially needed now. Prospective NCBR members must have published three reviews in an established online or print publication. Editors at newspapers and other publications that publish book reviews are encouraged to join. Children's librarians, book media hosts, and other book professionals who recommend and write about books are also eligible for membership. The committee work takes place over the spring and summer; you need not attend meetings to participate. Please contact Joyce Jenkins, email@example.com, (510) 612-3958 or (510) 525-5476.
Littoral Press is accepting submissions for the 15th annual Littoral Press Poetry Prize. First place winner receives fifty letterpress-printed broadsides of the selected poem. Three honorable mentions receive earlier Littoral Press broadsides. Poems may be previously published. The maximum length of submitted poems must be no more than thirty lines. Include a separate cover sheet with your contact information and poem title(s). Do not put your name on your poems. Poems will not be returned. Final judge: Joyce Jenkins. Reading Fee: $10. Mail check and poems to Littoral Press, 622 26th Street, Richmond, CA, 94804. Submissions must be postmarked by August 15, 2022. Results will be announced by September 30, 2022. For more guidelines, visit: www.littoralpress.com/news.
Atmosphere Press is accepting submissions for full-length books in any genre. Multiple submissions are accepted. Word doc or PDF submissions are preferred. No reading fee. Deadline: August 31, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit: atmospherepress.com.
GASHER Journal is accepting submissions for full-length poetry books, between 48-80 pages. Please include a brief bio and synopsis of the work with your submission. The winner receives twenty-five free copies upon publication, and forty percent of royalties on copies sold. Poets must reside in the United States to be considered. The manuscript as a whole must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Submission fee: $25. Deadline to submit: August 31, 2022. For more information and to submit, visit: www.gasherjournal.com/submission.
Tupelo Press is seeking submissions for book-length poetry collections between 48-90 pages, and chapbook-length poetry collections, between 28-47 pages. The reading period is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad, regardless of prior publication history. Submit a previously unpublished manuscript with table of contents. Individual poems may have been previously published but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. The selected manuscripts will receive publication by Tupelo Press, $1,000 advance, book launch, and national distribution with publicity and promotion. Translations are accepted for consideration. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Reading fee: $30. Deadline to submit: August 31, 2022. See the complete submission guidelines at: www.tupelopress.org.
Omnidawn is accepting submissions for the 2022 Omnidawn Open Poetry Book Contest. Contest is open to writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount the writer has published. The winner receives $3,000, publication, 100 free copies of the winning book, and more. Shane McCrae will be the judge. Reading fee: $27. Submissions close August 31, 2022 at midnight PDT. Please see the complete submission guidelines at www.omnidawn.com/contest.
Split Rock Review is currently seeking poetry, prose, short creative nonfiction, short fiction, comics, graphic stories, hybrids, visual poetry, photography, and art submissions for Issue 19 (Fall 2022). The first 300 submissions are FREE during the months of December/January. Expedited and Tip Jar submission options are also available. Please submit only once per reading period. Simultaneous submissions are okay. The editors encourage you to read past issues to see if they're a good home for your work. Reading period: June 1-August 31, 2022. For more guideline information and to submit, visit: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.
3 Cents Magazine is accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Each issue of 3 Cents will rotate around a theme and will feature one poem, one short story, one flash fiction piece, and one creative nonfiction together as a mini-collection. Reading period: June 1–September 1, 2022. For more information and to submit, visit: www.3centsmagazine.com/submit.
L.A. Poetry Beach Festival seeks submissions for its second annual Poetry Competition. This year's theme is "Some People Never Go Crazy." Submit your poem of twenty-eight lines or fewer to: https://www.poetrybeach.com/enroll. A maximum of fifty-two poems will then be selected for a poetry collection. The twelve best poets will also have the opportunity to recite their poem at L.A. Poetry Beach Festival 2022. Submission fee: $10. Deadline to submit: September 1, 2022. For more information, visit: www.poetrybeach.com.
Academy of American Poets seeks submissions for the First Book Award. The selected manuscript will be published by Graywolf Press. The winner receives a $5,000 prize, and an-all expenses-paid, six-week residency at Civitella Ranieri Center, a fifteenth century castle in the Umbrian region of Italy, and more. Applicants must be living poets who have neither published, nor committed to publish a book-length collection of poems (forty-eight pages or more) in the United States or abroad. There are no restrictions on the style of poetry or subject matter. Manuscripts must be of original poetry, in English, by one poet. Only one manuscript may be submitted per applicant. Final judge: Eduardo C. Corral. Entry fee: $35. Deadline to submit: September 1, 2022. Please see the complete submission guidelines at: poets.org/academy-american-poets/prizes/first-book-award.
Interim is seeking submissions for poems, art, essays, and short fiction devoted to music. Send three to five poems, art work, essay, or short fiction to Claudia Keelan, Editor of Interim. Submission fee: $4. Deadline to submit: September 1, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit: www.interimpoetics.org.
GASHER Journal is accepting submissions for poetry chapbooks, between 20-37 pages. Please include a brief bio and synopsis of the work with your submission. The winner receives $150 and ten free copies of chapbook upon publication. Poets must reside in the United States to submit. The manuscript as a whole must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Submission fee: $10. Deadline: September 3, 2022. For more information and to submit, visit: www.gasherjournal.com/submission.
Into the Void is accepting submissions for Issue #20. Into the Void pays $10 per poem, flash fiction, or visual art piece, and $20 per long-form piece; plus a contributor copy and a one-year subscription to Into the Void. All submissions must be unpublished. Authors retain all rights. Simultaneous submissions are fine. There is no fee to submit, but it is strongly recommended that you read an issue before you do so. Reading period: August 1–September 7, 2022. For more information, visit: intothevoidmagazine.com.
Southern Environmental Law Center is accepting nominations for a book or journalism piece for the 2023 Reed Environmental Award. Nominations for book entries must be works of nonfiction and journalism entries, including newspaper, magazine, and digital writing, and must be published by a recognized institution such as a newspaper, university, or nonprofit organization. All submissions must relate the natural environment in at least one of the states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Winners will be announced in January 2023 and invited to read from their winning entry at an SELC event during the Virginia Festival of the Book, held every March in Charlottesville, Virginia. Deadline: October 1, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit, visit: stageselc.wpengine.com.
Cherry Tree is seeking submissions for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for Issue 9. Only original, unpublished work will be considered. Send no more than five poems or flash fiction pieces, or twenty total pages of prose uploaded to a single file. Payment is $20, plus two contributor copies of the issue in which you are published. Submission fee: $3. Deadline to submit: October 1, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2e2xcxu5.
About Place Journal is seeking submissions for its Fall 2022 Issue: Center of Gravity. Send poetry, fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, or audio/visual artwork. Each submission must be accompanied by a bio written in the third person, not over 150 words. All work must be original, and previously unpublished. Deadline to submit: October 15, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit: aboutplacejournal.org.
Tofu Ink Arts Press is accepting submissions for the Tofu Ink Arts Press: In Honor of Reza Abdoh Visionary Arts Poetry Prize. Send one to three polished poems and/or art of any style of less than five pages. Your name must appear on the work, along with a title page, and short bio in the third person. The winner receives $300, publication, and nomination for a Pushcart Prize by Tofu Ink. Up to three additional visionary poems may be awarded "Honorable Mention" status. Entry fee: $5. Deadline to submit: October 31, 2022. See the complete submission guidelines at: www.tofuink.com.
Perugia Press is accepting submissions for the Perugia Press Prize. Poets must be women, which is inclusive of transgender and female identified individuals. Poets must have no more than one previously published full-length book. Chapbooks and books published in other genres are okay. Individual poems may have been previously published, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Diversity of content, form, and language are welcomed. The winner receives book publication and $1,000, book publication by Perugia Press, ten author copies and an ongoing discount of fifty percent off of the cover price for additional copies, and more. Submissions from poets living outside of the U.S. are not eligible. Reading fee: $30. Deadline to submit: November 15, 2022. See complete submission guidelines at perugiapress.org/contest.
Black Lawrence Press is accepting submissions for the Rhine Translation Prize for a book-length literary translation from German into English. Manuscripts must be original book-length translations, from 70 to 1,000 pages in length, not including front and back matter. Please also include a cover letter containing relevant autobiographical information about the author and translator and a short description of the manuscript. The prize is open to any novel, novella, short story collection, poetry collection, literary nonfiction, or any hybrid form. Winners receive a prize of $1,000 (to be shared equally), book publication, and ten copies of the book. Judges will be Daniele Pantano and Jade King. Entry Fee: $30. Deadline to submit: December 31, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit: blacklawrencepress.com/.
Omnidawn is accepting submissions for the 2022 Omnidawn First/Second Poetry Book Contest. Contest is open to writers worldwide who have never published a full-length book of poetry, or who have published only one full-length book of poetry. Writers who have published two or more full-length books of poetry are not eligible. Chapbooks do not count and non-poetry books do not count. The winner receives $3,000, publication, 100 free copies of the winning book, and more. Sawako Nakayasu will be the judge. Reading fee is $27. Submissions are open from January 1, 2023-February 13, 2023 at midnight PST. Please see the complete submission guidelines at www.omnidawn.com/contest.
Wising Up Press is seeking submissions for manuscripts of nonfiction (160-400 pages), short story (180-350 pages), or poetry (60-150 pages), under the social mission Finding the We in Them, The Us in You. Other acceptable subject area(s) include: creative acculturation, pluralism in families, social and psychological resilience, illness and meaning, creative aging, listening across faith traditions, social justice and inclusion, or citizen-scholars. Authors must also submit a photocopy of their manuscript, a resume with a list of publications, a personal statement, and contact information. Send queries and submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more guidelines, visit: universaltable.org/wisingup.html.
Minola Review is now accepting poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from women and non-binary writers. Minola Review will be publishing on a rolling basis and are focused on quality over quantity. Please send your strongest unpublished work, the selection and editorial process will be rigorous. Author receives an honorarium of $20 per published work. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. Please send your work to the appropriate editor as listed in guidelines. Allow up to four months for a response. For further guidelines, visit: www.minolareview.com.
CRAFT is accepting submissions for flash (very brief) fiction, short fiction, flash creative nonfiction, creative nonfiction, critical writing, and interviews. CRAFT pays $50-$100 for original craft content, $100 for original flash and $200 for original short fiction and creative nonfiction. Each published creative piece will include an editor's introduction as well as a craft essay (author's note) by the writer. There are no submission fees. Creative categories are open year-round to any emerging or established writer. Please review the guidelines in the submission form you choose for specifics about the genre. For more guideline information, please visit: www.craftliterary.com/submit.
WhimsicalPoet.com is seeking well-crafted poetry that surprises, challenges, chills, endears, and otherwise evokes a strong emotional response from readers. Open to all genres. Please send three to five poems in Word or Google doc to email@example.com. Include a bio, seventy-five words or less. Some poetry will be published on a rolling basis and featured on the guest blog. Another will be chosen for inclusion in the quarterly digital/print digest. Poets can submit once per quarter. For more guideline information, please visit: whimsicalpoet.com/submission-guidelines.
Die Leere Mitte is accepting submissions for experimental and conceptual writing, theoretical papers, asemic and concrete texts, vispo, theorems, axiom collection, quantum weirdness, and reviews of books addressing these topics. Poetry (sixty lines maximum overall), prose (500-600 words maximum overall). Format: Times New Roman 12 point; single line spacing; all in one .doc (no .docx or .odt file). Languages: Catalan, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish. Visual: one to three black and white images. Format: jpg, tiff, png, 72-300 dpi. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that the piece is withdrawn if accepted elsewhere, as well as previously published works when properly credited. Each issue will be free to download (.pdf). A printed version will be made available through lulu.com for collectors. No payment or complimentary copies to contributors at present. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit: leserpent.wordpress.com/category/dlm.
Rattle is accepting submissions for poetry. Contributors in print receive $200 per poem and a complimentary one-year subscription to the magazine. Online contributors receive $100 per poem. Rattle does not accept work that has been previously published, in print, or online. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Submissions are open year-round, always welcomed, and always free. For more guideline information, visit: www.rattle.com/submissions/guidelines.
Ephiphany is accepting submissions for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for online publication only. Epiphany pays $25 for flash fiction and poetry, $25 for "What We're Reading Now" essays, and $50 for "Music for Desk" and "Practice of Poetry" essays. Reading fee: $5. Contributors will also receive a free digital subscription to the journal. Only previously unpublished work is considered. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. For more information, visit: epiphanymagazine.submittable.com/submit.
Broadkill Review is seeking submissions for fiction, prose, and poetry. For fiction, please submit no more than one story per issue. For prose, The Broadkill Review is interested in ten-minute plays, one-act plays, nonfiction, memoir, and experimental forms. Please submit prose and fiction using Submittable's fiction button. For poetry, email up to six poems, as a Word or RTF doc, to email@example.com. Include your last name and titles of poems in the subject line. The reading period for each issue is three months prior to publication. For more information, visit: www.broadkillreview.com/submissions.
Running Wild Press is accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All genres and all forms are encouraged. Submissions should fall between 55,000-125,000 words. Manuscripts below or above this range will not be considered. Please follow standard format guidelines. Query letter and completed manuscript are required. Multiple submissions are accepted. Reading period: January 1-December 31. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit: runningwildpress.submittable.com/submit.
Add to Cart Magazine is seeking submissions for experimental, avant-garde, and challenging writing and art that pushes beyond comfortable boundaries. Add to Cart Magazine showcases the voices and styles on the fringe of the fringe communities. Reading period: January 1-December 31. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit: addtocartmag.com.
Red Hen Press is accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Send either a full manuscript or a sample between 20-30 pages, and a cover letter that includes the author's name, contact information, and a brief synopsis of the work. All manuscripts should also include page numbers on every page. Reading fee: $20. Reading period: January 1-December 31. For more guidelines and to submit, visit: redhen.org/submission-guidelines.
Aunt Lute is accepting submissions for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All submissions should be submitted online. Please expect to hear back in three to six months. Before submitting, you are encouraged to consider how your manuscript relates to
Black Lawrence Press is accepting submissions for the Immigrant Writing Series. Submission is open to any individual living in the U.S. who identifies as an immigrant and who was either born in another country, or has at least one parent who was born in another country, is a refugee, or lives in the United States under Asylum or a Protection Program, such as TPS or DACA. An author whose book manuscript has previously been selected for a Writing Series and/or published through Black Lawrence Press will not be considered a second time for the series. No more than two manuscripts can be submitted per year per author. Deadline to submit: All manuscripts received after May 31 will be considered for the November Reading Period. All manuscripts received after October 31 will be considered for the June Reading Period. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit: blacklawrencepress.com/.
Blue Mountain Review seeks submissions for poetry, fiction, and visual artwork. In addition to your submission, include a cover letter and short, third-person bio. No simultaneous submissions. Previously unpublished work only. Reading fee: $5. Deadline to submit: Year-round. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit: bluemountainreview.submittable.com/submit.
Poetry for Ukraine is accepting submissions for an international anthology of poetry about the war in Ukraine. Part of the proceeds go to Ukrainian refugees. Poets must own rights to submitted poems. Send poems to John Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or with an SASE to John Bradley, 560 Normal Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115.
—POSTED AUGUST 2022