Submission Calls for Writers 6/4/2019

For as long as I’ve been writing and submitting work, there’s always been the idea that summer is a dead period, and there’s no use in sending out work. It seems like that couldn’t be less true. Here are a dozen calls and opportunities for writers, and I hope you’ll take advantage of them and get your words out there. Good luck!

Assistant Director for Baltic Writing Residency

The Baltic Writing Residency, an international residency program for writers, with locations in the UK, Sweden, and the U.S, seeks an Assistant Director. In consultation with the Director, the Assistant Director will help oversee operations including the planning of readings, securing of lodgings, updating social media posts, sending out announcements, responding to general emails, communications with readers/screeners, as well as with judges, and universities, as well as offering input on applications, website, and general workings of BWR (we welcome innovation and change!).  The position is volunteer, and the number of hours per week worked by the Assistant Director depends on the residency application cycle. The hours are not enormous, but the work substantive and important. In turn, the Assistant Director will have immense control over when they work, and will work entirely from where they reside, by accessing the BWR email and online submission manager, etc.  In turn, the readers/screeners will receive comprehensive exposure to the workings and business of writing residencies in a friendly, congenial atmosphere, leaving with job experience, a deepened literary education, and an excellent reference for his or her resume.  Qualifications: Applicants for this position should have experience working with a literary organization (residency, literary journal, writing program, etc.). Any graphic design experience is highly appreciated, but not necessary. If interested please email: balticresidency (at) gmail (dot) com.

http://balticresidency.com/

Cobalt Review/Cobalt Press Fiction Editor

Cobalt Review/Cobalt Press is seeking a new fiction editor to help us reimagine how we publish our literary journal this summer. The position is unpaid/volunteer, but will have full autonomy over content selected and published. A new website and a new publishing schedule are in development, and the fiction editor would determine their own time commitment. If you are interested in joining this scrappy team of misfits, shoot an email to Publisher/Chief Baseball Officer Andrew Keating: ak (at) cobaltreview (dot) com.

Creative Nonfiction Seeks Submissions on “Power”

Deadline: June 10, 2019. Creative Nonfiction is looking for new work about power. For this issue, we are seeking true stories that explore the dynamics within groups and systems, however big or small—for example, family units, schools, sports, churches, and government. Share your stories about power lunches, power grabs, power suits, powerlifting, people power (and/or power to the people), or willpower. Above all, we are seeking vivid narratives, sourced from true events, that demonstrate strong storytelling, voice, and grasp of detail. Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words.

www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/power

Prairie Ronde Invites Applications for Artists Residencies

The Prairie Ronde Residency is looking for individuals who are highly independent, engaged and curious. We do not limit our residency to any specific medium but, rather, are looking for people who can creatively interact with the space we have to offer and the community of historic Vicksburg, Michigan. Through the program, visual artists, writers, and musicians will receive a $2,000 stipend, a $500 travel grant, and the private use of a car for a residency of between four and seven weeks. Residencies will occur October 1, 2019, through December 15, 2019. Application deadline: June 15, 2019.

prairierondeartistresidency.com

Orison Books Anthology about Eve

Orison Books invites submissions of poems on the subject of the Biblical character Eve for a forthcoming anthology, to be edited by Luke Hankins and Nomi Stone. Send up to 4 poems in Word or RTF format for consideration to editor (at) orisonbooks (dot) com, along with a biographical note of 50 words or less. Use “Eve Anthology” as the subject line. Poems may be new or previously published; if previously published, please include information about where they originally appeared. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology and a discount on any additional copies. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

http://orisonbooks.com/submission-guidelines

The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry

Sundress Publications announces an open submission call for The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry, an anthology that centers the storied, yet perpetually mystifying connection that dogs and humans share with a new focus: the historical and contemporary relationships between poets and dogs. Reaching beyond a generic celebration of the “dog-owner bond,” The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry will also interrogate and focus it: why (and how) do dogs appear in poets’ poems, and what does it mean to have a dog beside a poet at their writing desk? Why might poets in particular be drawn to dog companionship? This collection will examine both the routine and the unexpected lives we’ve built with our dogs, exploring wildness and domestication, boundaries and freedom, rescue, and grief through poetry centered on the complicated, expansive dog-poet connection. This call takes particular interest in voices and histories not usually centered in this conversation, particularly those that consider the role of the dog-poet bond in relation to disability, queerness, race, gender, age, and more. Interested poets should submit a cover letter, 3-5 poems, and an optional short (max.. 500 words) essay that considers their personal relationship to the anthology’s subject matter. We intend to include these essays alongside chosen poems for each author. Please feel free to interpret the themes of the anthology widely: however best fits you, your work, and your relationship to dogs. We want to be surprised! That said, poems must engage with dogs or dog companionship/ownership in some way (we’re not looking for poems not about dogs). The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019. To submit, attach your manuscript as a single DOCX or PDF file to thefamiliarwild (AT) gmail (DOT) com. If the poems have been previously published elsewhere and/or simultaneously submitted, please indicate this in your cover letter. We will happily consider previously published poems so long as the poet retains the rights to reprint them. The poets Ruth Awad and Rachel Mennies will serve as co-editors for this anthology.

Charlotte Mew Contest

Headmistress Press announces our 5th annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Winner receives $300 plus 20 copies of the winning book. All entries will be considered for publication. Contest closes on July 4, 2019. There is a sliding scale reading fee, with fee waived upon request. Our judge for this year is Robin Becker.

https://headmistresspress.submittable.com/submit

Sand

We are open to submissions through July 6, 2019. We are looking for writing and art that catches us by surprise. We accept previously unpublished short stories, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and many forms of visual art. We’re particularly interested in work by women, people from the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and people from marginalized locations. Aside from submissions for our print journal, we are always looking for guest website posts that relate to literature, art, and Berlin.

sandjournal.com/submit-your-work

Poetry South

Poetry South is reading for issue 11. Send 1-4 poems by July 15, 2019. Published by the low-residency MFA program at Mississippi University for Women, Poetry South is an international journal, open to a diverse range of poets from all backgrounds, nationalities, and styles. Back issues are available to read on our website. There is no fee to submit; payment in copies.

https://www.poetrysouth.com/submit

The Tishman Review

Please send at least three (3) poems and up to four (4) poems, with each new poem beginning on a fresh page. We prefer the concrete over the abstract. We are open to the possibilities an author may present and are not expecting a particular kind of story. With that in mind, please submit your very best work, the work you are most proud of, the work that best represents your voice in the world. Micro-fiction: up to 300 words. You may include up to 3 pieces of micro-fiction in one submission. Flash fiction: up to 1,000 words. Short Story: up to 6,000 words. We are also looking for personal essays, memoir, lyric essays and literary journalism up to 5,000 words. Submit by July 15, 2019.

thetishmanreview.com/2019/01/submit

The Collagist

The Collagist will consider short fictions of up to 8000 words, though much of the work we publish is considerably shorter. Our tastes are idiosyncratic, but a look at work we’ve published recently may help. If sending very short fiction (less than 1000 words), you may submit up to three such very short fictions as a single file. We’ll also consider submissions of up to 6 poems and no more than 8 pages. We enjoy reading a broad range of styles, from formal to free to experimental, and are looking to publish work that feels urgent and finely tuned. Essays and nonfiction of up to 8000 words are also accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine; multiple submissions are not. Submit by July 31, 2019.

https://thecollagist.submittable.com/submit

Gay Magazine

Gay is a new publication partnership between Roxane Gay and Medium. Laura June Topolsky is the Deputy Editor and Kaitlyn Adams serves as Managing Editor. We will be publishing work weekly, covering a wide variety of topics. We will also assemble ambitious, compelling quarterly themed issues. We are now accepting submissions, on a rolling basis, and look forward to hearing from new and established writers who possess original voices. The PITCH DEADLINE for the second quarterly issue: August 17th: Pain. What hurts you? How do you deal with hurt and suffering? How have you hurt others or yourself? How do you negotiate the suffering of others?

https://gay.submittable.com/submit

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Submission Calls for Writers 5/7/2019

Here’s a new batch of 13 writing opportunities, just in time for the end of the semester and beginning of summer. Good luck with your writing and submitting!

Tinderbox Poetry Journal

Tinderbox Poetry Journal is open for submissions until May 15. Tinderbox has been the original home of poems appearing in Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Bettering American Poetry anthologies. We are a paying market that offers contributors $15, regardless of how many poems are selected. We offer fee-free submissions year-round, but to offset the costs of running our journal (and to continue offering no mandatory fees), we recommend Tip Jar ($3) and Requesting Feedback options ($5) for folks with the means to make a donation. Please send no more than four poems (six pages). We aim to respond within three months or sooner.

https://tinderboxpoetryjournal.submittable.com/submit

Inch

Inch is now a quarterly journal focused on the miracles of compression. Each “issue” is a micro-chapbook featuring the work of a single author. We are currently reading submissions through May 15, 2019. Inch loves to see collections of short-short fiction. Submit your collection of a minimum of three stories. Similarly, submit your collection of a minimum of three essays. Though we no longer have a line limit for poetry, we’re still looking for poems that celebrate compression. Submit your collection with no more than one poem per single-spaced page. Collections should be between 8-14 pages in length. Include a title page with your contact information, a table of contents, an acknowledgements page (if needed), and an “about the author” page, none of which will count toward those 8-14 pages.  Up to 75% of the pieces in your collection may be previously published, but we do require that at least 25% of the pieces in the collection be unpublished at the time of acceptance.

http://www.bullcitypress.com/submissions-top/submissions

Nashville Review

Nashville Review will accept submissions during the month of May. We welcome flash fiction, short stories, and novel excerpts of up to 8,000 words. We welcome creative nonfiction up to 8,000 words. We’re open to anything: memoir excerpts, essays, imaginative meditations. Send us up to 3 poems per reading period.

https://as.vanderbilt.edu/nashvillereview/contact/submit

Oversound Chapbook Prize

Mary Jo Bang will judge this year’s Oversound Chapbook Prize. The winner will receive $1000 and 25 copies. There is an $18 fee to enter. All entrants will receive a subscription to Oversound. Send your submission by May 31, 2019. Manuscripts must be between 15 and 30 pages. For a manuscript outside this range, please contact us prior to sending.

http://www.oversoundpoetry.com/chapbook

Heartwood 2019 Broadside Series Contest

A writing practice requires us to slow down, reflect, attend. HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan’s MFA Program seek to honor this practice with an annual broadside series and contest. Partnering with West Virginia letterpress company Base Camp Printing, we print the winning entry (poetry or flash prose) on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image inspired by the text. The annual broadside serves as artifact companion to the fall issue of the digital magazine. Both the handmade and the electronic HeartWood venues aim to showcase work that gets to the heart of the matter. Savannah Sipple will judge this year’s contest. Submit by June 1, 2019.

http://www.heartwoodlitmag.com/contest

Contrary

We believe poetry is contrary by nature and we look especially for plurality of meaning, for dual reverberation of beauty and concern. Contrary’s poetry in particular often mimics the effects of fiction or commentary. We ask our fiction writers to imagine their readers navigating a story with one finger poised over a mouse button. We have published long stories on the belief that they succeed, but we feel more comfortable with the concise. We favor fiction that is contrary in any number of ways, but our fiction typically defies traditional story form. “Commentary” is our word for the stuff that others define negatively as non-fiction, nominally as essay, or naively as truth. We favor commentary that delivers a message less through exposition than through artistry. The commentary we select is often lyrical, narrative, or poetic. Deadline: June 1, 2019.

http://www.contrarymagazine.com/submissions

The Puritan

Submissions received through June 25, 2019, are considered for the summer issue, published in late early Aug. With fiction, feel encouraged to push boundaries. We have diverse tastes; try us out. Length is up to you, but a story over 10,000 words will only be considered if it is of exceptional quality (and nothing over 12,000 words, please). Only send one story at a time, unless you are writing flash fiction (or stories under 500 words), in which case you can send up to three. We’re also looking for poems of any length (including sequences and long poems). You may also send up to four poems at a time. We are no longer accepting essays through our regular submission process, but we encourage interested writers to pitch us at essays@puritan-magazine.com. Pitches should be no more than 500 words, and contain a clear, succinct description of the proposed piece and a rationale for why it would be a good fit for The Puritan.

http://www.puritan-magazine.com/submissions

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States. Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories; two or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories. Novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection. The prize carries a cash award of $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press under its standard contract. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

https://www.upress.pitt.edu/drue-heinz-literature-prize-submission-guidelines/

Threepenny Review

As a rule, critical articles should be about 1200 to 2500 words, Table Talk items 1000 words or less, stories and memoirs 4000 words or less, and poetry 100 lines or less. (Exceptions are occasionally possible, but longer pieces will have a much harder time getting accepted.) We prefer to read prose submissions that are double-spaced; poetry can be single-spaced or double-spaced. At present The Threepenny Review is paying $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

http://www.threepennyreview.com/submissions.html

Bellevue Literary Review

The BLR seeks high-caliber, unpublished work, broadly and creatively related to our themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. We seek character-driven fiction with original voices and strong settings. We do not publish genre fiction (romance, sci-fi, horror). Our word max is 5,000, though most of our published stories tend to be in the range of 2,000-4,000 words. We are looking for essays that reach beyond the standard ‘illness narrative’ to develop a topic in an engaging and original manner. Incorporate anecdotes that feel alive, and dazzle us with thoughtful and creative analysis that allows these anecdotes to serve a larger purpose. Please, no academic discourses or works with footnotes. Maximum 5,000 words. Poetry submissions should have no more than 3 poems. Please include all poems in one document. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

https://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions

The Orison Chapbook Prize

Announcing the inaugural Orison Chapbook Prize! Orison Books announces The 2019 Orison Chapbook Prize, judged by founder and editor Luke Hankins. Submissions are open to all genres (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid). The winner receives $300 & publication by Orison Books. Manuscript length should be between 20 and 45 pages. Entry fee: $12. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

www.orisonbooks.submittable.com

The Writer’s Block Prize in FICTION

The Writer’s Block Prize in Fiction will accept submissions through August 1, 2019. Award-winning novelist Garth Greenwell will judge. Winner will receive $500 and publication in The Louisville Review, the literary magazine of Spalding University’s nationally distinguished low residency MFA in Writing program. Winner also will be invited to read the winning story at the 2019 Writer’s Block Festival in Louisville, KY. Submit up to 3 stories, 4,000 words maximum. There is a $12 submission fee.

https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writersblockprize

apt (special issue on climate change)

For apt’s (howapt.com) tenth print issue, we are seeking to publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and comics that address climate change, the defining challenge of our lifetime. It is, of course, not the only major, systemic issue we face and, for many, it is not the most important in day-to-day lives marked by injustice and inequality in a system that privileges the few. But it is an issue that touches nearly everyone and that permeates our systems, exacerbates inequality, and sharpens injustice. We encourage all types of work, but please proceed with these facts in mind: climate change is real, it’s caused by humans, there’s still time to fight it. On that note, we’re excited to read your words and hear your ideas on the topic. Keeping in line with our usual wish list, the following issues aren’t meant to be exhaustive, but to provide potential areas we’d love to see addressed: Environmental, economic, and intergenerational justice; Community-based responses to climate change; Physical and mental health impacts of climate change; Biodiversity, species, and ecosystem conservation; Environmental policy and programs; Intersectional views (e.g. indigenous communities, re: contested lands and their stewardship; the vulnerability and strength of racialized and classed neighborhoods; the challenges faced by disabled people and those with mobility constraints). As always, we seek longer work for our print issues in order to publish and promote narratives that engage deeply with a subject and take time to explore it fully. For this issue, we will also read shorter work (5,000 words minimum for prose, 1,000 words/100 lines/7 pages minimum for poetry) that falls within our theme. If you have work that comes close to these constraints but doesn’t quite meet them, submit it and we’ll figure out the rest. Payment: authors included in the issue will receive a $50 payment and a copy of the issue. Deadline: Aug 31, 2019.

https://apt.submittable.com/submit

Submission Calls for Writers 3/5/2019

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Here are eleven opportunities for writers including a scholarship offering for a writing excursion to Scotland. Good luck writing and submitting!

Bodega

Bodega releases digital issues on the first Monday of every month, featuring poetry, prose, and occasional interviews by established and emerging writers. Submit up to 3 poems or up to 3000 words of fiction or nonfiction.

http://www.bodegamag.com/about

 

The Journal, a Literary Magazine (formerly The Ohio Journal)

We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photo essays, author interviews, and reviews of new books of poetry and prose. We impose no restrictions on category or type of submission for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.   Fiction and essays: All prose submissions should be double-spaced. We are happy to consider self-contained excerpts of novels and long stories and essays, but please note that historically it is unusual for us to publish stories longer than 10,000 words and essays longer than 6,000 words.   Poetry: Please limit poetry submissions to 3 – 5 poems grouped in a single .doc or .pdf document.    Reviews and Interviews: Reviews should double-spaced be no more than 1,200 words. We are particularly interested in reviews of new books that have been published within the last two years. Interviews should be double-spaced and between 6 – 12 pages.

http://thejournalmag.org/submit

 

Apple Valley Review

Submissions for the Spring 2019 issue (Vol. 14, No. 1) of the Apple Valley Review are open through March 15, 2019. We accept personal essays and short fiction (preferably between 100 and 3,000 words, though the word count is flexible) and poetry. Prose poetry, translations, flash fiction, and writing with genre elements (such as fabulism/magical realism) are welcome. Please send work that is original, previously unpublished, and in English. All work published in the journal is automatically considered for our annual editor’s prize. Several pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, New Poetry from the Midwest, storySouth Million Writers Award, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. To submit, please send 1-6 poems or 1-3 essays/short stories, all pasted into the body of a single e-mail message, to our editor: editor (AT) leahbrowning (DOT) net.

https://www.applevalleyreview.com/

 

Scholarship available for August 2019 “Get Away to Write – Scotland”

Join us this summer in the vibrant university city of Dundee, Scotland to immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing experience that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, readings by local writers and excursions to Edinburgh, the coast and more from August 1-9, 2019. A $1,000 scholarship is being offered to a first-time participant in one of Murphy Writing’s international programs. Scholarship application deadline: March 10, 2019.

http://murphywriting.com/scotland

 

Anthology of Poems about Kissing

We will consider up to three unpublished or previously published poems on the topic of kissing for a forthcoming anthology of poems about kissing, to be published by Terrapin Books, spring/ summer 2019, edited by Diane Lockward. For previously published poems the author must be able to grant permission for Terrapin Books to republish the poems. Send us your poems about first kisses, last kisses, goodbye kisses, make-out session kisses, desired kisses, unwanted kisses, dangerous kisses, stolen kisses, romantic kisses, familial kisses, spin-the-bottle kisses, hot kisses, cold kisses, metaphorical kisses, etc. Submission Period: through March 20, 2019. No submission fee.

https://www.terrapinbooks.com/anthology-of-kissing-poems.html

 

Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Volume 22, Appalachia (Un)Broken

Splits and seams. United/divided. Fissures and fusions. And let’s not forget that “cleave” can mean both “to cut apart” and “to bind together.” For Volume 22 we are asking for your poems, short stories, essays, flash pieces and black and white 2D art on how we—our region, our communities, our families, ourselves— are held together and how we come apart. Unpublished work is preferred, but we aren’t sticklers. Send us your best creative work exploring Appalachia (Un)Broken. Poetry submissions: up to 5 poems in one document please, no more than 10 pages. Prose submission: One piece of up to 3,000 words, single spaced, with the first line of each paragraph indented (rather than double space between.) We will consider stories, essays, one-acts and memoir. Deadline: April 15, 2019.

http://www.sawconline.net/pmsg-submission-guidelines.html

 

The Penn Review

The Penn Review is currently ranked as one of the 25 Fastest Fiction & Poetry Markets in Duotrope’s database. We strive to respond to all submissions within a week, and are currently averaging a 2-3 day response time. Our Winter Reading Period is now open.  We’ll be accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork for our Spring Reading Period from March 10 to April 21, 2019.

https://www.pennreview.org/submit

 

Maryland Literary Review

Maryland Literary Review was created in the summer of 2018.  MLR is a biannual literary magazine featuring top-tier literary fiction, poetry and nonfiction.  In addition, we will feature occasional blog posts.  In 2019 we hope to publish E-books, also. Maryland Literary Review is an online only publication. Submit via e-mail to Nleslie (at) Marylandliteraryreview (dot) com.  There are absolutely no fees to submit and submissions are open 24/7/365 days a year.  For poetry, please send no more than five poems; for short stories 1-3 stories; for nonfiction 1-3 essays.  Flash fiction and flash memoir also welcome.  Submissions for the fall issue end on May 15th, 2019.

https://www.marylandliteraryreview.com/submit/

 

Driftwood Press Contests

We’re excited to announce that our annual Adrift contests are back! For the chapbook contest, we’re welcoming Chen Chen as our guest judge! On the short fiction side, we’ve got Pulitzer-nominated Dale Ray Philips looking at the finalists. Submissions are open through May 31, 2019. Awards range from $300 to $350, plus interviews and contributor copies.

https://www.driftwoodpress.net/contests?utm_source=so

 

Poetry South

Poetry South is a national journal that considers all kinds of poetry. Though we pay particular attention to writers from the South — born, raised, or living here — all poetry within our covers has a claim to the South because it is published here. The magazine has a tradition of including poets from other regions in the US and other countries. We are looking for a great mix of styles and voices that will appeal to our audience and breathe new life into the poetry of the South. Send 1-4 unpublished poems in Word or RTF format. Our annual submission deadline is July 15, 2019.

https://www.muw.edu/poetrysouth/submit

 

Citron Review

Creative Nonfiction is open year-round. Poetry and Fiction read submissions through November 30, 2019. Micro Fiction submissions should be no more than one hundred (100) words. You may submit up to five (5) micro-fiction selections per quarter. Flash Fiction submissions should be no more than one thousand (1,000) words. You may submit up to two (2) flash-fiction selections per quarter. All types of creative nonfiction (memoir, essays, etc.) are acceptable. Submissions should be no more than one thousand (1,000) words.You may submit up to two (2) creative nonfiction selections per quarter. You may submit up to five (5) poetry selections per quarter.

http://www.poetsreadingthenews.com/

3 New Poems in Delta Poetry Review

Delta Poetry Review

I’ve been excitedly waiting for the inaugural issue of Delta Poetry Review to be released, and the day is finally at hand. DPR is a new online journal edited by Dixon Hearne. They are most interested in poetry from and about the American delta region and the Deep South generally, but they’re open to all work written in English from anywhere.

Mr. Hearne and DPR were kind include to include three of my poems in this issue. “South Through Kentucky” describes driving through parts of the state where my dad grew up and where our family has extended roots. “We are Called to Invent Ourselves” was inspired from a walk in the woods near by house. And “2:00 a.m. at Three Crow Bar” is an homage to one of my best friends, set in a great Nashville bar that you should check out.

This first issue of DPR also includes work from Stephen Hundley, a poet whose work is popping up everywhere. I predict you’ll continue to see his writing a lot in the future. So get to know him now.

Delta Poetry Review is scheduled to publish their next issue in June. So now is a great time for writers to submit new work.

Submission Calls for Writers 12/6/2018

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Here are 10 Christmas gifts: 10 new submission opportunities for writers. Merry Christmas, and good luck writing and submitting!

Connotation Press

Connotation Press accepts submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, play writing, screenplay, interview, book review, music review, video (for spoken word or music or…), etc. Basically, we′re looking at virtually every genre or crossover genre you can create. Submit not less than three and not more than five poems per submission. Submit one fiction story of any length or chapter at a time, or 1-5 flash fiction pieces. For creative nonfiction, submit one piece of any length or segment of a piece of any length at a time.

https://www.connotationpress.com/submit-guidelines-a-send

 

Bridge Eight Press

Bridge Eight Press is now accepting full-length fiction manuscripts for the inaugural Bridge Eight Fiction Prize. The prize includes $1,000* and publication as our featured book for Fall 2019. We’re looking for full-length fiction manuscripts—whether that’s a novel, multiple novellas, or a tight collection of short stories. We’re not closed to any genres, but most of what we publish is literary fiction with that “other thing” lingering in the room. Quite simply, we want a book that moves our eyes and eats the cobwebs gathered in our souls. Manuscripts should be between 45,000 and 70,000 words. Submission deadline is December 21, 2018.

http://www.bridgeeight.com/fiction-prize/

 

Ugly Duckling Presse

UDP is starting a new poetry periodical, and we’d love to consider your work. Please send* up to 5 pages of poetry with a brief (half-page) introductory letter about yourself and your work by December 31, 2018, for possible inclusion in the first issue, to be released in early 2019. We look forward to receiving submissions from all corners, and we especially encourage submissions from new writers, translators, and people living outside the US.

https://www.uglyducklingpresse.org/submissions/?fbclid=IwAR3Ud-kGAWSOFprs_fY0PSltmMP3vstKiWiNopdW8U3Ch3zyhxV0lA1rbSA

 

Split Lip Review

Split Lip Review is open for FREE submissions during the months of December. We’re a literary journal of voice-driven writing with a pop culture twist. We publish online monthly and in print yearly. We accept fiction between 1,000 and 2,500 words, flash fiction under 1,000 words, and memoir up to 2,000 words.  We accept only one (yes, just one) poem at a time. Please do not send us more than one poem. Send your best poem, but only one. We mean it.

http://www.splitlipmagazine.com/submit

 

2019 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished short story collection. Manuscripts should contain a collection of short stories and may include one, and only one, novella (a story that exceeds 12,500 words). Total page count should be no less than 100 pages and no more than 250 pages. The winner of this contest will receive publication by Press 53 under a standard publishing contract, a $1,000 cash advance, and fifty copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. There is a reading fee of $30. Deadline: December 31, 2018.

https://www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction/

 

StorySouth

storySouth accepts unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction through January 1, 2019. Authors should limit submissions to 3-5 poems, one story, or one essay. There are no word limits on submissions. Long pieces are encouraged. Please make only one submission in a single genre per reading period. Response time is approximately 2-6 months.

http://www.storysouth.com/guidelines/

 

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program

MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 1 week to 8 weeks in length. This application is for residency sessions from April 3, 2019 – October 8, 2019. The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants are offered both merit- and need-based financial aid. Each resident will receive a private studio in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, housing (private bedroom/queen bed, shared kitchen, and bath) in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum, one communal meal per day and free access to the museum’s galleries. We welcome applications from artists in all career stages, income levels, and disciplines whose practice allows them to work quietly. All applicants will be considered for subsidies based on artistic merit, readiness to benefit from the residency, and financial need. For writing submissions, please attach a sample of 10 pages or less. We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 spring/summer season. The application deadline is January 7, 2019.

https://www.assetsforartists.org/studios-at-mass-moca/?mc_cid=d0bea8e6a3&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

Sundress Publications Open for Full-Length Short Story Manuscripts

We are looking for manuscripts of 125-165 double-spaced pages of fiction; front matter does not count toward your page count. Individual stories may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Manuscripts translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere. The reading fee is $15 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title or broadside. We will also accept nominations for entrants, provided the nominating person either pays the reading fee or makes a qualifying purchase.

We will choose one manuscript for publication in late 2019. We strive to further our commitment to diversity and seek to encounter as many unique and important voices as possible. We are actively seeking collections from writers of color, trans and nonbinary writers, writers with disabilities, and others whose voices are underrepresented in literary publishing. Selected manuscripts will be offered a standard publication contract, which includes 25 copies of the published book, as well as any additional copies at cost. All authors are welcome to submit qualifying manuscripts through January 15, 2019.

http://www.sundresspublications.com/submissions.htm

 

Washington Square Review

Washington Square is a nationally distributed literary journal publishing fiction and poetry by emerging and established writers. Edited and produced biannually by the students of the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program.  Manuscripts are reviewed December 15 through February 1, 2019. Recent issues include new work by: Steve Almond, John Ashbery, Lydia Davis, E.L. Doctorow, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Terrance Hayes, Etgar Keret, Colum McCann, Paul Muldoon, D. A. Powell, Charles Simic, Zadie Smith.

http://washingtonsquarereview.com/submit/

 

Belmont Story Review

Belmont Story Review invites submissions for its fourth volume. We’re looking for submissions offiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Also, we’re open to submissions of narrative journalism in the areas of music, publishing, creativity and collaboration, as well as faith and culture. The reading period for volume four ends March 15, 2019. We award a cash honorarium of $50 for prose and $25 for poetry/flash fiction to authors who have accepted submissions. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University is renowned for its College of Entertainment and Music Business and Social Entrepreneurship programs. It is also the only university with an undergraduate major in Publishing. Belmont Story Review is produced through the Publishing Program under the auspices of assistant professor Richard Sowienski, a 30-year publishing veteran, which included a five-year stint as managing editor of The Missouri Review.

https://belmontstoryreview.wixsite.com/website/submissions

Submission Calls for Writers 11/1/2018

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After several month of hiatus, here are ten journals and presses currently accepting submissions or looking for volunteers. Several of these fine presses and journals have just opened submissions at the beginning of November. A few of these have very small windows when you can submit your work, so don’t miss it! Good luck sending out your writing.

 

Flash Fiction Magazine Needs Volunteers

Flash Fiction Magazine is looking for social writers. Specifically, we are looking for engaging people to interact with our audience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Duties include replying to comments as yourself (we want to be authentic and transparent), finding interesting resources / articles / pictures that our audience may enjoy, and finding new authors interested in flash fiction. You must be a social and engaging person, and you must be technically savvy and familiar with one or more of the social media channels mentioned above. If you are interested, email [shannon AT 101words.org] with your qualifications and why you are interested in this position.

https://flashfictionmagazine.com/volunteers/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Flash+Fiction+Magazine+Weekly+for++TODAY&utm_campaign=FFM+RSS+Weekly+Campaign

 

Free State Review

Free State Review is seeking fresh strange music, affluent language, and brave new thought in poetry, prose, and video projects. Prose should be 500-4,000 words; poetry can be any length or style. Poetry submissions can include 3-5 poems in a single document. Strange is not always better; simple and clear are not always memorable. Try to split the difference between the abstract and the concrete.

https://freestatereview.com/submissions/

 

Monologging

Monologging is always interested in new voices. This fall & winter, short stories no longer than 4,000 words will be considered alongside poetry, (5 pages maximum,). Writers and poets are invited to craft and submit works that ponder our City vs. Rural theme, offering new perspectives. The contrast between city and rural lifestyles has perhaps never been so stark, raising new social, economic, and political questions concerning how we coexist. To what extent are humans challenging, if not altering their primal nature by flocking to urban centers? Likewise, do we limit our horizons when we choose a pastoral existence? Are the boundaries of these two distinct landscapes still relatively fluid? Or are the suburbs an increasingly rigid bulwark sorting city slicker from country bumpkin? Monologging seeks a window into both perspectives, and to highlight the essential human transience that prompts our lifelong wandering between such distinct landscapes. Vivid imagery and writing depicting the aesthetics and breadth of experiences that individuals acquire when living in either environment will illuminate our Spring ’19 issue. Worthy pieces will receive editorial feedback. Selected works will be included in our Spring ’19 edition of the magazine.

http://monologging.org/submit/

 

The Tishman Review’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize

The Tishman Review is looking for the best poem that captures Millay’s love of not only the lyrical, but the brave and honest spirit her poetry holds. Send up to five poems per entry. There is no line-limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Multiple entries by a single poet are accepted, however each group of five poems must be treated as a separate entry, each with its own cover sheet and an additional $15 fee. Entries will be welcome through November 15th, 2018. Winner and accepted for publication entries will be announced by April 30th, 2019 and published in the spring issue of The Tishman Review.

http://www.thetishmanreview.com/contests/

 

Switchback

Switchback is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. Please limit your prose submission to one story or essay at a time. Stories and essays should be no more than 4,500 words, but we prefer pieces closer to 3,500 words. Please submit no more than three poems. Switchback regularly publishes reviews of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on our web site. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

http://www.swback.com/call/

 

The Hollins Critic

Establishing in 1964, the HC literary journal is published five times annually by the students and faculty of Hollins University.  The Hollins Critic reads poetry until December 1 each year. The Hollins Critic reviews and interprets the works of contemporary writers and poets. Both emerging and published poets may submit up to five poems. Restrict poetry to one page in length. Payment: $25/poem, plus five contributor’s copies. HC not accept unsolicited essays, and HC does not publish fiction.

https://www.hollins.edu/who-we-are/news-media/hollins-critic/

 

Folio

FOLIO is a nationally recognized literary journal affiliated with the College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, DC. Since 1984, we have published original creative work by both new and established authors. For Volume 34, FOLIO is particularly looking for work responding in some way to the themes found within the World Tree—branches and roots, ancestry and rebirth, fate and knowledge, wilderness and civilization. Send us your stories, essays, poems, and art about trees and the natural world. Submit fiction up to 5,000 words, nonfiction up to 4,500 words, or up to 5 poems.  Deadline: Dec 21, 2018.

https://foliolitjournal.submittable.com/submit?mc_cid=84b9946a5c&mc_eid=508eb4b613

 

Denver Quarterly

Denver Quarterly is the literary journal housed at the University of Denver. Unsolicited manuscripts of fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and poetry are welcomed from now through February 15, 2019. Poetry submissions should be comprised of 3-5 poems; fiction and non-fiction manuscripts should generally consist of no more than 15 pages.

http://www.du.edu/denverquarterly/submissions/

 

Delmarva Review

The Delmarva Review is a literary journal publishing original short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and short book reviews. For fiction, our preference is literary writing. We seek evocative storytelling with well-developed characters who take hold of our emotions and stir our imaginations. Memorability is the ultimate reward. The same will be true for the personal essay.  Poetry – up to 6 poems, no more than 50 lines each; Short fiction – up to 5,000 words;   Flash fiction – up to 1,500 words;   Creative nonfiction – up to 3,000 words. The submission period for Volume 12 of Delmarva Review will be open from November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, for publication in October 2019. Editors read all submissions. All selections will be made by May 2019. http://www.delmarvareview.com/submission.html

 

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Summer and Winter. Submissions are customarily read every fall, winter, and spring. The next 2018-2019 submissions period will be from November 1, 2018 to May 15, 2019. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

http://www.benningtonreview.org/submit/