Button Poetry’s 2022 Video Contest is open to submissions of brave poetry that crosses borders or effaces them completely through August 31. This year’s finalist judge is Sabrina Benaim, author of Depression & Other Magic Tricks. There is a fee to submit. Please see their full ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.
It’s true! Cleaver Magazine has decided to extend the deadline of its Summer ’22 Flash Contest judged by Meg Pokrass to August 15. This gives you two additional weeks to prep your best in flash fiction and nonfiction of up to 500 words to enter. $500 first prize. There is an entry fee. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.
Every year Black Lawrence Press awards The St. Lawrence Book Award to an unpublished first collection of poetry or prose. This award is open to any writer who has not published a full-length manuscript in any genre. The winner receives $1,000, book publication, and ten copies of the winning book. Deadline to enter is August 31, 2022. Find out more by stopping the NewPages Classifieds.
That’s right. The deadline to enter Kallisto Gaia Press’ annual writing contests is August 20! Jen Knox is the judge of the Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize and Zoë Fay-Stindt will judge the Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize. $20 entry fee includes a copy of Ocotillo Review. Winning entries will also be published in Ocotillo Review. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2022
The Off the Grid Poetry Prize recognizes the work of older poets, highlighting important contemporary voices in American poetry. Each year a winner is awarded $1,000 and publication. Contest runs through August 31, 2022. Garrett Hongo will judge. Find full guidelines here or view flyer for more information.
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Online literary magazine Cleaver has announced they are accepting entries to their Summer Lightning Flash Contest for fiction and nonfiction. The judge is Meg Pokrass. First place receives $500 and publication in Cleaver. View their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.
Indie publisher Kallisto Gaia Press has announced its 2022 writing contests: the Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize and the Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. Winners receive $1,500 and publication in their literary magazine Ocotillo Review. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds for more contest details.
Creative Nonfiction magazine is accepting submissions for their Sunday Short Reads email—previously unpublished work up to 1,000 words, with a deadline of August 1. Managing Editor Hattie Fletcher offers this editorial tip: “We’re open to stories on any subject, any style, but one of the questions we ask ourselves before accepting a story is, ‘Would we feel good about emailing this out to 8,500+ readers first thing on a Sunday morning?'” There is a $3 submission fee, waived for subscribers; pays $50 on publication, and all submissions are also considered for publication in CNF magazine.
Committed to sharing stories that need to be told, Memoir Magazine is accepting memoir and creative nonfiction by writers of African descent – all writers of the African Diaspora, regardless of country of origin or residence – for their upcoming anthology Black Memoirs Matter. “Our goal,” the editors say, “is to chronicle the global Black Experience through memoir. At the same time, we are looking for universal truths that transcend race, like mental health, self-love, parenting, etc.” Submissions should be 500-4k words, written in the first person, with simultaneous and previously published works welcome. “We seriously encourage emerging and unpublished writers to apply.” Acceptance pays $50 honorarium and a print version of the anthology. There is a $25 fee with all entries also considered for standard nonfiction publication in Memoir Magazine. Deadline: August 31, 2022.
The Off the Grid Poetry Prize recognizes the work of older poets, highlighting important contemporary voices in American poetry. Each year a winner is awarded $1,000 and publication. Contest runs from May 1 – August 31, 2022. Garrett Hongo will judge. Find full guidelines here.
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