Online literary magazine Brilliant Flash Fiction is accepting entries to its Lost in the Library writing contest. Deadline to submit fiction on this theme is May 30. There is no fee to submit. Learn more…
Literary magazine Bellingham Review is open to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its annual awards. Deadline to enter work is March 15. $20-$30 fee; $1,000 first prize per genre. Learn more…
Independent publisher Tolsun Books is open to unsolicited manuscripts made from parts through May 31. These can be either full-length or chapbook-length. Poetry, short stories, essays, hybrids, translations, and more. $15 fee. Free submissions accepted on the 15th of every month. Learn more…
At this week’s Magazine Stand, find out more about the new online version of New Orleans Review. Contributors: Danley Romero, Kaylie Saidin, Britton Hanson, Maria Kuznetsova, Apryl Lee, Diana Valenzuela, Anna Claire Hodge, Ryan Burgess, Rage Hezekiah, Julia Cohen and Lisa Nikolidakis. Cover by Ashley Longshore.
Fiction Southeast, featured at NewPages, publishes work on a rolling basis. Contributors this year include: work by Robin Littell, Ziaul Moid Khan, Jason Graff, Marianne Rogoff, Dakota Canon, Vandana Khanna, Andrea Jarrell, Jessica Love, Richard Sogliuzzo, Annie Mountcastle, Kay Sloan, Staci Mercado, and Mike Wilson.
The latest issue of Crossways can be found at the NewPages Magazine Stand. This issue includes poetry by Sinead McClure, Mary Kathryn Jablonski, Timothy Gordan, Beth McDonough, Milton Ehrlich, Breda Joyce, Susie Gharib, Alun Robert, and more; fiction by Patrick Doherty, J. Scott Hardin, Chuck Teixeira, Max Dunbar, and Fiona Billie Lawlor; and a book review by Nicola Spendlove.
International literary magazine Palooka has been publishing featured, up-and-coming, established, and new writers, artists, and photographers for a decade. They are open to submissions for its journal and chapbook press year-round. They do charge a fee. Learn more…
Even though February is a short month, it just doesn’t seem like it should be over with next week already. Time to build up your submission calendars! These are opportunities with deadlines in March through October of this year.
Calls for Submissions
February Submission Deadlines
Don’t forget Wordrunner eChapbooks is open to submissions for its 10th anniversary issue until the end of the month. They charge a $3 fee. They want your best works of fiction, personal narratives, novel excerpts, memoirs, and poetry. They are a paying market. Deadline: February 29.
March Submission Deadlines
Hole In The Head Review. May 2020 Issue. Poetry, Art, Photography. $4 fee. Deadline: March 15.
Green Linden Press is currently open to poetry chapbook manuscripts for publication in Fall 2020. The $12 reading fee helps support their green mission of reforestation efforts. Deadline to submit is March 20. They recommend checking out the most recent issues of online literary magazine Under A Warm Green Linden for a taste of what they like.
Liminal Publishing is a new press who is seeking submissions for its first publication: I Don’t Cry Anymore. This will be a poetry anthology featuring work from poets who are past sexual-trauma survivors. There is no fee to submit. Deadline is March 31.
Massachusetts Review wants native-authored work in response to the 400th anniversary of the Plymouth Landing. Fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork welcome. Deadline to submit is March 31. There is no submission fee.
Rockvale Review. Issue 6. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: March 31.
Independent, international, free-access literary magazine Sky Island Journal is accepting submissions of poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction for its Spring 2020 issue. Deadline to submit is Midnight (CST) on March 31. They do charge a $3.99 fee.
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Gival Press is hosting three contests in 2020: the Gival Press Novel Award, the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award, and the Gival Press Short Story Award. The Novel Award deadlines is May 30. The prize is $3k and book publication in 2021. The Oscar Wilde Award for the best LGBTQ poem deadline is June 27. The prize is $500 and online publication. The Short Story Award deadline is August 8. The Prize is $1,000 and online publication. For complete details on each contest, visit: www.Givalpress.Submittable.com.
Application Deadline: January 1 (annually)
One of the oldest creative writing programs in the country, UNC Greensboro’s MFA Writing Program offers fully funded graduate assistantships with stipends, tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance. The MFA is a two-year residency program with an emphasis on studio time for the writing of poetry or fiction. Students work closely with acclaimed faculty in one-on-one tutorials and small classes, including courses in contemporary publishing and creative nonfiction. Our campus features a Distinguished Visiting Writers Series of authors and editors; other professionalization opportunities include college teaching and hands-on editorial work for The Greensboro Review. More at mfagreensboro.org and greensbororeview.org.
Deadline: Rolling (July 1 final deadline)
Elk River Arts and Lectures is now accepting applications to our summer writers workshop, August 16–21, at historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park. We host some of the most celebrated nature writers in the United States to work with students in an area of Montana that has inspired the work of conservationists and writers for decades. Workshop classes are limited to 10 students in each genre. This year, Rick Bass, Linda Hogan, and J. Drew Lanham, William Pitt Root, and Pamela Uschuk will serve as our core faculty. Apply via Submittable or visit: elkriverwriters.org.