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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,, (510) 612-3958 or (510) 525-5476.

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 or with an SASE to John Bradley, 560 Normal Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115.

Tayo Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize. The contest is open to fiction and narrative by women of color and nonbinary writers of color between 30,000-80,000 words. The prize is granted to a manuscript that follows in the tradition of Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner, one of the first contemporary American novels featuring a young Black girl as a protagonist. The winner receives a $5,000 advance and a contract to publish their book with the Feminist Press in print and digital editions in spring 2024. Submissions open: April 1, 2022. Finalists for the prize will be notified in October 2022. The winner will be announced in March 2023. All manuscripts should be sent to with the subject line "Your Name_Manuscript Title." Please send your manuscript as a PDF. For more guidelines, visit:

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 to submit: April 30, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit:

The Crone's Words is seeking submissions for poetry and flash fiction for an eAnthology edited and published by Janet Guastavino. Submit one piece of poetry (no longer than one 8.5x11 page) or flash fiction (no longer than 275 words/piece) on the topic of mental health. Submissions should be authored by self-identifying women over the age of fifty-five years old only. Only unpublished work should be submitted. Submit a cover sheet with your work's title, your real name, and contact information. Please also send a bio of no more that 75 words. Email submissions to Submission deadline: May 15, 2022. For more information, visit:

GASHER Journal is accepting nonfiction chapbooks between 30-60 pages, excluding front and back matter. Please include a brief bio and synopsis of the work with your submission. Work must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Author receives ten free copies upon publication, and $100. Submission fee: $12. Deadline to submit: May 31, 2022. For more information, visit:

Black Lawrence Press is accepting submissions for the Spring Black River Chapbook Competition. This prize is open to both prose and poetry collections. New, emerging, and established writers are welcome to submit. Poetry and prose chapbooks should be 16-36 pages in length. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $500 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. Multiple submissions are acceptable. Deadline to submit: June 1, 2022. Entry Fee: $17. For more guidelines and to submit online, visit:

Green Linden Press is accepting submissions for poetry for Issue 13 of Under a Warm Green Linden. Please send up to five unpublished poems as either doc, docx, or pdf. Please submit only one time per reading period. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Notifications will be in three months. Reading fee: $3. Deadline to submit: Summer Solstice, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit:

Orison Books is accepting submissions for the Orison Chapbook Prize for manuscripts of 20-45 pages, in any genre. The winner receives $300, publication, a standard royalties contract, and 20 copies of the chapbook. Judge: Luke Hankins. Entry fee: $12 Deadline to submit: July 1, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit, vihref="">

Manic D Press is accepting submissions for poetry, short stories, novels, and graphic novels, visual art, and children's books. Email submissions are preferred and can be sent any time of the year to the following to Please include contact info (name, address, phone number, email address). Non-emailed submissions are read twice a year. Reading period: Jan-July. Simultaneous submissions are okay. No submissions will be returned. For more guidelines, visit:

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:

Tupelo Press is holding July/August open submissions for book-length poetry collections (48-90 pages) and chapbook-length poetry collections (28-47 pages). Selected manuscripts will receive publication by Tupelo Press, a book launch, and national distribution. The prize is open to anyone writing in the English language. Submit a previously unpublished manuscript with a table of contents. If you are submitting a paper manuscript, include one cover page with the title of the manuscript, name, address, telephone number, and email address. Individual poems in a manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies, or chapbooks, but the work as a whole must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but notify Tupelo Press if manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Reading Fee: $30. Reading period: July 1-August 31, 2022. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit:

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:

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:

Tofu Ink Arts Press is accepting submissions for the Tofu Ink Arts Press: In Honor of Reza Abdoh Visionary Arts Poetry Prize. Send one-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 is $5. Deadline to submit: October 31, 2022. Please see the complete submission guidelines at:

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, and 100 free copies of the winning book. Mary Jo Bang will be the judge. Reading fee is $27. Submissions are open from January 1-February 28, 2023. Please see the complete submission guidelines at

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: For more guidelines, visit:

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:

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: 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 Include a bio that is 75 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:

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 (60 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 for collectors. No payment or complimentary copies to contributors at present. Send submissions to For more information, visit:

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:

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:

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 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:

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:

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:

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: $20.00. Reading period: January 1-December 31. For more guidelines and to submit, visit:

Aunt Lute is accepting submissions for fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All submissions should be submitted online. Please expect to hear back in three-six months. Before submitting, you are encouraged to consider how your manuscript relates to mission. For more guidelines and to submit, visit:


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