And just like that October is half over with. It’s crazy to think 2021 is nearing its last two and a half months. How have your submission goals been going? Any successes? Keep them going strong in the final spurt of the year by catching up with the submission and craft advancement opportunities featured on NewPages this week.
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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.
Calling ESL (Non-Native English) Writers for Prose and Poetry
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Tint Journal, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers who compose their work in English as their second or foreign language. We are also open for visual art submissions. See our homepage for our submission guidelines at www.tintjournal.com/submit, and submit by November 30, 2021 to be considered for publication in our upcoming Spring ’22 issue. No fee! For year-round book review and interview submissions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. #showyourtint
Parhelion. Winter 2022 Issue. Fiction nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews. $3 fee. Deadline: November 30, 2021.
Puerto del Sol. Writing on Water. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations. No fee. Deadline: December 1, 2021.
great weather for MEDIA. 2022 Anthology. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, drama. Deadline: January 15, 2022.
CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) Invites Submissions Year Round
Submissions accepted year-round.
CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $120. Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! chestnutreview.com
Storm Cellar Call for Submissions
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook journal of safety and danger since 2011, seeks amazing new work for volume 10! Send emotionally, aesthetically, technically, and linguistically ambitious writing, photos, and art. We’re especially listening for Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQIA+, enby, fat, disabled, neuroatypical, poor, border-straddling, and other marginalized voices. Our roots are in the American Midwest. Surprise us! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission portal at stormcellar.submittable.com.
Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres
Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There’s no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at atmospherepress.com.
Driftwood Press. Fiction, poetry, visual arts, comics, poetry chapbooks, comic collections, short story collections, novellas. Fees vary. Deadline: Year-round.
Literary Events & Writing Programs Round-up
Looking not just to submit your writing, but perfect it? Check out this great literary event. Want to see upcoming events by state? Don’t forget to visit our Guide to Writing Conferences & Events which includes festivals, writing centers, and more.
Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference
Registration Deadline: November 12, 2021
Event Dates: November 13–14, 2021
Join us on November 13th and 14th for the Red Clay Writers Virtual Conference! The online two-day conference features writing workshops and craft talks for poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, children’s book authors, and young adult novelists. Some of this year’s faculty include Jose Hernandez Diaz, Laekan Zea Kemp, Megan Harlan, and Jakob Guanzon. The keynote will be given by Anna Qu, author of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor. Conference registration is $80 ($50 for students) now through November 12th. Please visit the website for more information.
18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Application Deadline: November 15, 2021
Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
Event Location: Virtual
18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop by November 15.
Writing Contests Round-up
Don’t forget to check out all active contests on our website! Like to plan your submissions calendar in advance? The Big List of Writing Contests lists a variety of book, magazine, and chapbook contests by their deadline date. Plus don’t forget to go through our contests for young writers. The majority of those contests are free to enter.
Missouri Review’s 31st Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
Extended Deadline: October 18, 2021
The Missouri Review is pleased to announce that the 31st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize is now open. Winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction receive $5000 and publication, promotion, and an event to be determined later. All entries are considered for publication in TMR, or in our web-exclusive features, BLAST and/or Poem of the Week. Visit our website to learn more: www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.
New Letters Editor’s Choice Award—$1,000 + Publication
Deadline: October 18, 2021
New Letters invites you to submit work that experiments and that crosses the traditional boundaries of genre and form to our Editor’s Choice Award. Enter your hybrid work—your lyric essays, prose poems, short-shorts, collages, micro-memoirs . . . whatever you’re doing that’s experimental, we want to see it. The winner will receive $1,000 plus publication in an issue of New Letters. www.newletters.org/editors-choice-award/
The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize
Deadline: October 31, 2021
The 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize: Enter Now Via Submittable. Deadline: October 31, 2021. Winners announced by November 30, 2021. 8,000 word max, no minimum. All genres welcome. Entry Fee: $25. CASH PRIZES: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions – $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the print anthology, and will receive one free contributor copy. All other entries will be considered for publication in a TDR Issue/TDR Daily. All TDR publications are considered at the end of the year for our Best of the Best print anthology. Writer may refuse offer to publish.
Interim Test Site Poetry Series Call for Manuscripts
Deadline: November 15, 2021
We’re looking for manuscripts of at least 48 pages that engage the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches. Beginning in 2021 and going forward, Interim will be publishing two books in their Test Site Poetry series—one title publicized as the winner of the Test Site Poetry Series and the other as the Betsy Joiner Flanagan Award in Poetry. Both winners will receive $1,000 and publication by the University of Nevada Press. www.interimpoetics.org/test-site-poetry-series
Carve Magazine Prose & Poetry Contest
Deadline: November 15, 2021
Carve Magazine‘s Prose & Poetry Contest is open October 1 – November 15. Accepting submissions from all over the world, but work must be in English. Max 10,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; 2,000 words for poetry. Prizes: $1,000 each for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. All 3 winners published in Spring 2022. Entry fee $17 online only. Guest judges are Lydia Conklin for fiction; Julietta Singh for nonfiction; and Jihyun Yun for poetry. www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest/
Green Linden Press. Wishing Jewel Prize. Poetry, cross-genre, hybrid work. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: November 30, 2021.
2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Press 53 Award for Short Fiction: First Prize $1,000, publication, and 50 copies (ten hardcover and 40 softcover) awarded to an unpublished collection of short stories. Press 53 Short Fiction Editor, Claire V. Foxx, will judge. Enter online through Submittable. Deadline: midnight, December 31, Eastern Time. Winner and finalists announced before May 1, 2022. Reading fee: $30. Complete information, plus a list of past winners at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction. Questions should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief at email@example.com or 336-770-5353