Fourth Genre: Explorations of Nonfiction seeks submissions to its annual Steinberg Essay Contest. $20 fee; $1,000 prize and publication awarded to winner. This year’s judge is former editor Laura Julier. Deadline to enter is March 15, 2020. Learn more…
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…
University of Arkansas Press is accepting poetry manuscripts for its Miller Williams Poetry Series edited by Patricia Smith. Work is accepted on a rolling basis. Titles selected for publication will be considered for the annual $5,000 Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Deadline to submit for the next prize is September 30. There is a $28 fee. Learn more…
The Women of Resilience Chapbook Contest’s goal is “to highlight not only the struggle, but a way to the light” as “time and again, women have shown tremendous resilience while overcoming hardship, be it personal, marital, financial, parental, medical, addiction, and personal self worth. In fact, the caverns women navigate to ‘find the light’ are often deep, and brutal.”
The deadline to enter the contest is March 31 with winners announced on April 15. First prize is $200 and chapbook publication. The winner will be interviewed in the Summer 2020 issue of The Blue Mountain Review. There is a $25 fee.
The judge of this year’s contest is Melissa Studdard, author of four books including I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast and Six Weeks to Yehidah.
Pittsburg State University and its literary magazine Emerald City are accepting submissions to the Cow Creek Poetry Chapbook Prize. Deadline to submit is May 15. Winner receives $1,000, publication, and 25 author copies. This year’s judge is Marcus Wicker. 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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Independent publisher Gival Press is offering three contests in 2020. The first is their Novel Award with a May 30 deadline. The second is their Oscar Wilde Award with a deadline of June 27. The third is their Short Story Award with a deadline of August 8. Learn more…
Literary magazine EVENT annually hosts a Non-Fiction Contest. The deadline to enter is October 15. $3,000 in prizes + publication awarded. The entry fee includes a one-year subscription to the journal. Learn more…
The University of Utah Press is seeking full-length poetry manuscripts for its Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. $1,000 cash prize plus book publication awarded to winner. $25 reading fee. Learn more…
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