Calls for Submissions
Tor House is seeking submissions for the Robinson Jeffers Tor House 2021 Prize for Poetry. Open to poetry in all styles, ranging from experimental to traditional forms, including short narrative poems. $1,000 1st Prize Award for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages; $200 for Honorable Mention Awards. Each poem should be typed on 8.5" by 11" paper. On a cover sheet include name, address, telephone number, email, title of poem(s); bio optional. Multiple and simultaneous submissions welcome. There is a reading fee of $10 for the first three poems; $15 for up to six poems; and $2.50 for each additional poem. Make checks and money orders payable to the Tor House Foundation. Final Judge: Kim Stafford. Postmark deadline for submissions: March 15, 2021. Include SASE for announcement of winner by mail. For more information, visit: www.torhouse.org/prize.
The Threepenny Review is 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-April 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 guidelines, please visit: www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html.
Phantom Kangaroo is accepting poetry and artwork submissions in the following genres: paranormal, magical realism, psychological, time travel, alternate realities, folklore, serial killer, weird/new weird, conspiracy, surreal, home-made love spells, etc. Submit one to three of your most cryptic and haunted poems and a third-person biography via Submittable. Response time will be one to thirty days. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Previously published work not preferred unless they are creepy and cited. Deadline to submit for the Summer 2021 print and online issue is April 13, 2021. For more guidelines, please visit: www.phantomkangaroo.com/submit.
Omnidawn is accepting submissions for its Single Poem Broadside Poetry Contest. The contest is open to writers worldwide. The winner receives an immediate cash prize of $1,000, letterpress publication of the broadside by Omnidawn, fifty free copies of the broadside, and the publication of the winning poem in the Omniverse online journal. Thylias Moss will be the judge. The entry fee is $10 for the first poem and $5 for each additional poem if you submit all your poems as a single file or postal submission. Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between March 1-April 19, 2021 at Midnight PDT. For full guidelines, please visit: omnidawn.com/contest/poetry-contests.htm.
Crosswinds Poetry Journal is currently accepting poetry submissions for its Fall edition. Crosswinds seeks English language poetry with few restrictions as to form or content. Crosswinds will not accept poems exceeding sixty single-spaced lines and must follow a strict sixty-six character per-line formatting limit, based on 12-point Times New Roman. No previously published poems considered. Simultaneous submissions okay. Payment is one contributor copy. Reading fee is $5 for each submission of up to three poems. Poets are limited to two submissions with up to three poems each. Reading period: April 1-April 30, 2021. For more information, visit: crosswindspoetry.com/general-poetry-submissions.
Woodhall Press seeks true narratives from BIPOC writers who self-identify as women (cis/trans) for their upcoming anthology, Nonwhite and Woman:153 Micro Essays on Being in the World. Woodhall Press is looking for micro essays, micro memoirs, or prose poems of 300 words or less. Submit up to three pieces. Topics include: How has the color of your skin influenced your life? What did you do to claim yourself and your identity, or how was it challenged? Show a single moment, a string of vignettes, or literary snapshots of your life. Please include an author bio of 100 words or less and include previous or planned publications. Previously published work accepted; please include when and where the work has appeared. Deadline to submit: April 30, 2021. For more information, visit: www.woodhallpress.com/nonwhite-and-woman.
2 River is accepting submissions for unpublished poems only. Submit no more than five poems, once per reading period. If accepted, 2 River claims First Electronic Right and First North American Rights. Please read several issues of The Two River View before submitting. The reading period for the summer issue is from February 1-April 30, 2021. For more guidelines and to submit, please visit: www.2river.org/office/submit.html.
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, 2021. For more information, please visit: www.thehungerjournal.com/submit.
The Ekphrastic Review is accepting submissions for Bird Watching: an ekphrastic writing contest in flash fiction and poetry. Write a poem or flash fiction story based on any of the forty bird-themed artworks in the Bird Watching ebook, Bird Watching: 40 Artworks, Curated for Ekphrasis, by Lorette C. Luzajic. Selected entries will be published in The Ekphrastic Review in special showcase features. One poem and one flash fiction story will also be selected as winner from the published entries. Entry fee is $10 CAD, to purchase the ebook of prompts. The authors of the winning poem and story will each receive $100 CAD, paid via PayPal. The winning fiction will be published again at Miramichi Review. The winning poem will also appear in Patricia's Fox Poetry Box. No simultaneous submissions for this contest. Submit up to five poems, five stories, or a combination, together in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Bird Watching Review. Deadline: May 1, 2021. For more information, visit: www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic-writing-challenges/bird-watching-an-ekphrastic-contest-for-poetry-and-flash-fiction-with-special-guest-judges-karen-schauber-and-tricia-marcella-cimera.
Ruminate Magazine is accepting submissions for nonfiction and visual art. The Waking,
Into the Void is accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art. 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: May 1-June 7, 2021. For full guidelines, visit: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions.
Hudson Valley Writers Center is accepting submissions for the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest. Manuscripts can either be a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of sixteen and a maximum of twenty pages (not including the title page, table of contents, or cover sheet). All poems should be single-spaced and printed in 12-point type. No more than one poem should appear on a page. The winner receives a $500 cash award, publication, ten copies, a reading at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, plus travel expenses up to $500 if needed and if reading is in person. Winning poets are also offered editorial and marketing advice. Each manuscript should be accompanied by a $15 reading fee. Please make checks payable to the Hudson Valley Writers Center. If you are BIPOC (Black Indeginous Person of Color) you may submit your chapbook for free (hardcopy), or for $2 on Submittable. Reading period February 15-June 15, 2021. See the website at: www.writerscenter.org/contest.
Black Lawrence Press is accepting submissions for a new anthology of essays Mamas, Martyrs, and Jezebels: Myths, Legends, and Other Lies You've Been Told about Black Women. Writers and scholars living in the United States and abroad are invited to submit essays between 700-5,000 words for the anthology on any of the following broad themes. Black Women and Justice, Black Women and Self-Care, Black Women and Spirituality, Black Women at Work and at Home, Black Women and Sex (Sexuality). Other themes will also be considered. Essays can be creative or academic. However, essays have to be accessible since the anthology is for a general audience. Dr. Jan Boulware, Rondrea Mathis, Clarissa West-White, and Kideste Yusef of Bethune-Cookman University will serve as editors. Previously published essays are welcome. Contributors will receive a copy of the anthology as payment. Please contact Dr. Clarissa-White at email@example.com with questions. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2021. To submit, visit: blacklawrencepress.submittable.com/submit/73600/mamas-martyrs-and-jezebels.
Black Lawrence Press is seeking submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography and cultural studies, translation, and creative nonfiction.Black Lawrence Press is also seeking proposals for anthologies. Submissions are accepted exclusively through Submittable. Submissions are not accepted via email or postal mail. Open reading period is from June 1-June 30, 2021. For more guidelines, visit: blacklawrencepress.submittable.com/submit.
Volney Road Review is currently accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction up to 3,500 words, art/photography, and comics for VRR Volume 3, Issue 2. Volney Road Review publishes digitally and pays $10 per accepted piece. Email your submissions as attachments to Volneyroad@gmail.com. Submissions deadline: August 1, 2021. For guidelines, please visit: Volneyroadreview.com/submit.
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 17 (Fall 2021). The first 300 submissions are FREE during the months of November and December. 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 the review is a good fit for your work. Reading period June 1-August 31, 2021. For more information and to submit, please visit: www.splitrockreview.org/submit.
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, the 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-October 1, 2021. For guidelines and to submit, please visit www.orisonbooks.com.
Minola Review is now accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from women and non-binary writers. Minola Review will be publishing on a rolling basis and are focused on quality over quantity. Send your strongest unpublished work, the selection and editorial process will be rigorous. Author receives a 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 more information, visit: minolareview.com/contact.
CRAFT is accepting submissions for flash fiction, short fiction, flash creative nonfiction, creative nonfiction, critical writing, and interviews. CRAFT pays $50-$100 for original craft content, $100 for original flash fiction and $200 for original short fiction and creative nonfiction. Each published creative piece will include an editor's introduction as we 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 guidelines, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a bio that is 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, 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 (60 lines maximum total); prose (500-600 words maximum total). Format: Times New Roman 12; 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 B&W images. Format: jpg, tif, 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 reading fee; no payment or complimentary copies to contributors at present. Send submissions to email@example.com. For more information, visit: leserpent.wordpress.com/category/dlm.
The Broadkill Review is accepting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Simultaneous submissions must be labeled as such. Include your last name and titles of poems in subject line. The reading period for each issue is three months prior to publication. For more guidelines, please visit: www.broadkillreview.com/submissions.
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, please visit: www.rattle.com/submissions/guidelines.
Ephiphany is currently 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 is $5. Contributors will also receive free digital subscription to the journal. Only previously unpublished work is considered. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. For more information, visit: epiphanymagazine.submittable.com/submit.
—POSTED MARCH 2021