Category: Where to Submit

Find writing contests and calls for submissions from literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, and more.

  • Contest :: 1 Month Remains to Enter the 2022 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

    2022 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

    Don’t forget that July 15 is the deadline to submit fiction and poetry to Nimrod‘s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. This contest is open internationally to writers with no more than two publication credits in their chosen genre. The winners in each genre receive $500 and publication. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

  • Call :: Dear Queer: Letters in Solidarity with LGBTIQ+ Youth

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    Broadsided Press started Broadsided Responds to show support and solidarity in response to global crises. Dear Queer: Letters in Solidarity with LGBTIQ+ Youth seeks to “stand with the LGBTIQ+ community and all those who call them/us family.” Writers are invited to share “short works that reach out toward any – past or present, self or other – who has needed support, solace, or a sense of being seen and known . . . writing from voices who might wish to speak to their own younger selves (and, by extension, the younger selves of today).” Poems of 30 lines or less or flash prose under 300 words with the title “Letter to my __________” that provide hope, solace, pathways, and a sense of solidarity are welcome through July 4, 2022. There is a $3 VOLUNTARY entry fee, but please see the incredible work this all-volunteer organization has done over the years and support financially if you can.

  • Where to Submit Round-up: June 10, 2022

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    If you’re looking for venues to submit your creative writing and art to, you’ve arrived at the right place. Our weekly Where to Submit Round-up features calls for submissions and writing contests from literary magazines, indie presses, literary events, and more. There’s a lot with mid-June deadlines (aka next week!), so don’t let these opportunities pass you by.

    Don’t forget that NewPages newsletter subscribers get early access to calls for submissions and writing contests before they go live on our site, so subscribe today! Oh, and you’ll also get our monthly eLitPak along with the occasional promotional email from our sponsors. Speaking of the eLitPak, it will be hitting inboxes on June 15! Stay tuned.

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  • Call :: Creative Nonfiction Becoming a Nurse

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    Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks submissions for a special expanded anniversary edition of I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse. They are looking for pandemic-era stories dramatically and vividly written by and about nurses which examine the complex and essential role nurses of all kinds have played in providing care and guidance for patients and families, as well as the ways in which the pandemic has affected both individuals and the healthcare system. Previously unpublished, narrative form, with scenes, description, vivid characters, and a distinctive voice, 1000-4000 words. This is a paying market. All submissions will be considered for the book and might also be considered for other CNF projects. There is no submission fee for this category. Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2022.

  • Call :: One Month Left to Submit Work to Able Muse Winter 2022/2023 Issue

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    Don’t forget July 15 is the deadline to submit work for publication consideration in Able Muse Winter 2022/2023 issue. There is no fee to submit. They are open to poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

    And don’t forget to check out their Winter 2021/2022 issue!

  • Contest :: Driftwood Press 2022 Adrift Contests Are Open

    This year, Carl Phillips is leading the charge on the Adrift Chapbook Contest, and Allegra Hyde is tackling the Adrift Short Story Contest! The deadline for both contests is July 15th!

    Our Adrift Chapbook Contest is our biggest contest of the year, so we’ve been able to up the award money to $1,000 for a single chapbook and $400 for any runners-up. On the fiction side, a single short story could nab you $500 as a winner or $200 as a runner-up. Folks loved how we increased our response speed for the In-House Short Story Contest, so we’re doing something similar for the Adrift Short Story Contest; check out the guidelines for more details. For our last fiction contest, we selected five stories for publication. That’s a lot of runners-up! Head over to our submission portal to get your work in soon!

  • Call :: June 30 Deadline to Submit to Chestnut Review Autumn 2022 Issue

    While they are open year-round, June 30 is the deadline to submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography for consideration for the Autumn 2022 issue of online literary magazine Chestnut Review. Free submissions available for shorter works; $5 fee for longer works. They do pay $120! See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

  • Contest :: 1 Week Left to Enter 2022 New American Fiction Prize

    2022 New American Fiction Prize

    That’s right! There’s only one week left to enter your full-length manuscripts to the 2022 New American Fiction Prize from New American Press. Manuscripts can be novels, novellas, collections of stories, etc. Weike Wang, author of Joan Is Okay (Random House 2022) is the final judge. Enter your manuscripts by June 15, 2022! See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

  • Where to Submit Round-up: June 3, 2022

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    Happy June! Happy summer is nearly fully here, although the weather in Michigan still can’t make up its mind. How are your submissions goals going? If you need help, then our weekly Where to Submit Round-up is here to save the day (we hope). And while I know many of us are tired of all things virtual, do stop by and check out NewPages Editor Denise Hill’s thoughts on a recent virtual workshop she took and how writers can benefit from them.

    Don’t forget that our newsletter subscribers get early access to calls for submissions and writing contests before they go live on our site, so subscribe today!

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  • Contest :: Series Editor Tom Lombardo to Judge 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry

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    Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo will serve as judge of the 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Winner receives $1,000, publication, and 50 author copies. Deadline to submit unpublished manuscripts is Midnight Eastern Time on July 31, 2022. See their full ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

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