The objective of Nzuri (meaning Beautiful/Fine in Swahili) is to promote the artistic, aesthetic, creative, and scholarly work consistent with the values and ideals of Umoja community. African American and Other Writers and Artists are urged to submit their best written or artistic work for consideration. Check out open submission opportunities for Nzuri Journal of Coastline College at nzuriumojacommunity.submittable.com/submit. We are now accepting submissions in all categories for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 issues. Essays and fictional pieces should be a maximum of 4,000 words. Website: nzuriJournal.com.
Happy August! How is it the end of summer already? Missed out on the new calls or contests posted to NewPages this week? Check them out below.
Calls for Submissions
August Submission Deadlines
Haunted Waters Press now seeking submissions for consideration in Tin Can Literary Review—our upcoming fiction anthology celebrating the works of new, emerging, and seasoned authors. We seek stories told in as little as 500 words and as many as 12,000. Contributors to be paid $250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, and flash for paid print publication in the 18th issue of From the Depths and for 2020 HWP Awards. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com. Visit the HWP Contributor Showcase to learn more about our published authors and poets: www.hauntedwaterspress.com/contributor-showcase. Deadline: August 31.
Otis Nebula. Fall 2020 Issue. Theme: They said it couldn’t be done! Poetry, prose. No fee. Extended Deadline: August 31. [Read more…] about Weekly Roundup for Calls & Contests :: August 7, 2020
Deadline: September 1, 2020
There is under one month left to submit to the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series. The Hunger Journal has expanded to include The Hunger Press, starting with the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series. We believe art and literature is eternally important, and we want to use this opportunity to welcome new writers and readers into The Hunger community by producing well-designed, dynamic, hand-bound chapbooks. We welcome poetry, prose, and hybrid manuscripts of 15–40 pages. For more details on the Tiny Fork Chapbook Series and submission process, please go to www.thehungerjournal.com/tiny-fork-chapbooks.
trampset, an online literary journal of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, seeks new submissions on a rolling basis. They want your best brain, your beating heart. Send that good human stuff their way. They are a paying market and pay $25 per accepted piece. They have 50 free submissions a month through Submittable as well as Tip Jar and Quick Response options. Visit our submissions page: trampset.org/submissions-6e83932b0985.
Extended deadline: August 31
Otis Nebula has been publishing incandescent, substantial work that operates on its own terms since 2009. The theme of this issue is: They said it couldn’t be done! Please interpret this wildly and loosely. Visit our “contribute” page for more information.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Cherry Tree is seeking creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for our seventh issue. We are open from August 1-October 1, 2020. We accept simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions and charge a nominal $3 reading fee which helps us pay our authors and which benefits a local youth-advocacy group. Work from our journal has been included in Best American Poetry 2016, 2017, and 2020, and 2 pieces from our recent appear in Best Microfictions 2020. We pay authors $20 and 2 copies. All accepted pieces are considered for our Literary Shade feature as well.
Today is the last day of July…again it doesn’t seem possible, does it? Don’t let the end-of-summer doldrums creep up on you and hinder your submission goals! To help, browse through these new and featured opportunities and don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly newsletter if you haven’t already to get an early peek at ads before they are posted to our site.
Calls for Submissions
July Submission Deadlines
Deadline: July 31, 2020! The Daphne Review is hosting an online mentorship program for talented high school student writers and established writers/teachers acting as their mentors. We’re currently taking applications for both types (students and qualified mentors) until July 31st! To apply, submit a resume and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Start Date: August 3-28. Format: online. Classes: flash fiction, poetry. Pay for mentors: $50 per hour for skype or $200; $25 per hour for email or $100; total: $300 via paypal. www.thedaphnereview.org
Deadline: July 31, 2020! Penny Fiction 2020 will showcase exceptionally short stories told in exactly 20 words—no more, no less. There is no fee to submit. Penny Fiction is a regular feature of literary magazine From the Depths. Details: www.hauntedwaterspress.com. [Read more…] about Weekly Roundup for Calls & Contests :: July 31, 2020
Storm Cellar, a journal of safety and danger, seeks amazing, adventurous new writing, art, and photography. Indigenous, Black, POC, gender nonconforming, women, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, poor, and border-straddling authors encouraged. Midwest connections a plus. Specific, strong, and strange voices welcome: surprise them! Full guidelines at stormcellar.org/submit and submission manager at stormcellar.submittable.com.
Deadline: Midnight (CST) September 30th, 2020
Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal dedicated to publishing the finest poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide over 70,000 readers in 145 countries with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. We publish quarterly, and our average response time is 9 days. Every submission receives a prompt, respectful, and individualized response detailing what we appreciated. Enjoy our previous issues, and submit for Issue 14 before midnight (CST) on September 30th at www.skyislandjournal.com.
Deadline: August 30
They’re the site your teacher warned you about! The no frills brown bag in your face thumb your nose online psychotropolis for the literarily insane. Get committed today! The infamous dude sextet is bustlin’, hustlin’, itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and screenplays that smell ripe and kick ass for their cage-rattling upcoming Issue 7. If they like what you submit they’ll be all over you; if they don’t they promise to be gentle, especially if it’s your first time. See our Guidelines for details: fleasonthedog.com. Runs July 1-August 30. Check out Issue 6 released this past May for a taste of what they like.
Sleet Magazine will close to submissions for our themed Winter 2020 edition soon! Deadline: August 15, 2020. We are looking for work written during the pandemic, work that addresses any topic of national and/or global interest. The world is changing before our eyes. Will systemic racism finally be addressed and confronted? How is the virus affecting you, physically and mentally? The winter edition will launch on November 1, immediately before the US presidential election. See www.sleetmagazine.com for guidelines.