How is next week the final week of October already? The weather here is starting to make up its mind that summer is over and wants to be chilly and rainy. If you’re weather is similar, throw on your comfy sweater and get writing and editing to make your submissions goals happen. NewPages has you covered with the submission and craft advancement opportunities featured this week. Don’t forget newsletter subscribers get a sneak peek first, so subscribe today! Oh, and if you do, you’ll get our monthly eLitPak delivered to your inbox mid-month, too.
And with November around the corner, don’t forget to swing by our Big List of Writing Contests to see which have deadlines next month.
Call for Submissions Round-up
You can view all active calls for submissions by visiting our website. Plus, if you have a young writer in your house, don’t forget you can find publications for them to submit to in our Young Writers Guide.
Kings River Review. Fall 2021 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, translations. No fee. Deadline: November 1, 2021. **Open to 2-year college students only!**
Abandon Journal Issue #3 (Abandon Time) Open For Submissions
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Issue #3 of Abandon Journal is open for submissions until 11/30/21. The theme is “Abandon Time” (interpret that as you wish). No fees for general subs. Accepting just about anything, as long as it is created with abandon, and we pay our contributors. See abandonjournal.com/submissions for full guidelines.
RCC MUSE Journal – Poetry and Prose Submissions Open
Deadline: December 15, 2021
MUSE is especially looking to publish work from under- or misrepresented groups, such as people of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+, present/formerly incarcerated people, and others from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. Through Dec. 15: submit one short story or CNF 1500 words max; up to three poems. Mail to RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If email, send as attachment with “Last Name – Genre – Title of Submission” in the subject line (e.g., Smith – Prose – “In Summer”). Please include contact information. See full submission guidelines at rcc.edu/muse. [Continue reading] about Weekly Round-up of Calls & Contests :: October 22, 2021