Where to Submit Round-up: April 29, 2022

May is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on some of these contest and general submission periods with April 30 and early May deadlines! And don’t forget that if you haven’t already subscribed to our weekly newsletter, you get first glance at ads and opportunities before they are live on the site, so subscribe today.

Calls for Submissions

You can view all active calls for submissions by visiting our website. Plus, if you have a young writer in your house, don’t forget you can find publications for them to submit to in our Young Writers Guide.

Cave Wall. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: April 30, 2022 (postmark).

Chicken Soup for the Soul. My Wonderful, Wacky Family anthology. Nonfiction. No fee. Payment: $200 + 10 copies. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

MudRoom. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations, reviews. No fee. Payment: $15. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

The Roadrunner Review. Issue 11. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cover art. No fee. Deadline: April 30, 2022. *Graduate & undergraduate students only*

Chicken Soup for the Soul. Magic of Christmas anthology. Nonfiction. No fee. Payment: $200 + copies. Deadline: May 1, 2022.

LIGHT. Issue 1. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: May 1, 2022.

The Unmooring. Issue 4: Environment. Nonfiction, art, photography, drama, translations, liturgies/prayers. $3 fee (waived if financial need). Payment: $25. Deadline: May 7, 2022.

riddlebird. Issue 1. Fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: May 9, 2022.

Speckled Trout Review. Spring 2022 Issue. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: May 15, 2022.

Waxing & Waning. The Blackout Edition. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. $10 fee. Deadline: May 25, 2022.

Oyster River Pages. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Parhelion. Summer 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews. $3 fee. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Sunspot Lit. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, reviews, translations, photography, art. Fees vary. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Superpresent. Signs & Symbols themed issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, translations, audio. No fee. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Gold Man Review. Issue 12. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: June 2, 2022. *Residents of Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington only*

Nobody’s Home: Modern Southern Folklore. Nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: April 15 – June 15, 2022.

Club Plum. July 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2022

Interim. Literary Nonfiction. $3 fee. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

Periculum Press. Queer Pagan Fiction anthology. Fiction. No fee. Payment: $25-$75. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

Interim. Translation Special Issue. Translations, Poetry, Essays. $3 fee. Deadline: July 1, 2022.

The Twin Bill. All-Star Game Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, comics, cross-genre, drama. No fee. Payment: $5 (poetry), $10 (essays), $20 (short stories). Deadline: July 1, 2022.

Able Muse. Winter 2022/2023 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, translations, art. No fee. Deadline: July 15, 2022.

MER. Motherhood. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, cross-genre. $3 fee (scholarship submissions available). Deadline: July 15, 2022.

Valley Voices. Fall 2022 Issue: Where Are You From? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: July 30, 2022.

UReCA. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, drama, screenplays, interviews, videos, scientific works. No fee. Deadline: September 1, 2022. *Currently enrolled undergraduate students only*

Kings River Review. Fall 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, art, translations. No fee. Deadline: October 15, 2022. *2-year community college students only*

50 Give or Take. Micro fiction. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Atmosphere Press. Book Manuscripts. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations, art. No fee. Deadline: Year-round. *Author funds book publication*

Awakenings Review. 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography. No fee. Deadline: Year-round. *Must have personal connection to mental illness*

Blue Mountain Review. Prose, poetry, music, visual art. $5 fee. Deadline: Year-round.

BreakBread Magazine. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: Rolling. *Ages 13-25 only*

Chestnut Review. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee for shorter works, $5 fee for longer works. Payment: $120. Deadline: Year-round.

Divotlit. Issues 2 & 3. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Driftwood Press. Fiction, poetry, visual arts, comics, novellas, full-length collections, comic collections. Fee varies. Paying market. Deadline: Year-round.

iō Literary Journal. Creative Writing Editing Service. Fiction, nonfiction, reviews. Deadline: Year-round.

The MacGuffin. Work that Experiments with Form. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

New Verse News. Current event poetry. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Nzuri. Spring 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, interviews, audio, video, digital storytelling. No fee.

Palooka. Chapbook manuscripts, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, photography, graphic narratives, comic strips. $3 fee (magazine submissions); $8 fee (chapbook submissions). Payment: Copies. Deadline: Year-round.

Plant-Human Quarterly. Nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Red Tree Review. Issue 2. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Storm Cellar. Spring 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, translations. Limited free submissions each month. Payment: $10. Deadline: Rolling.

WhimsicalPoet. Spring 2022 Issue. Fiction, poetry, art. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Writing Contests

You can find all active contest ads on our website. Like to plan your submissions calendar in advance? The Big List of Writing Contests lists a variety of book, magazine, and chapbook contests by their deadline date. Plus, if you have elementary to undergraduate aged writers in your life, don’t forget to go through our contests for young writers. The majority of those contests are free to enter.

Winning Writers. 2022 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Fiction, nonfiction. $20 fee. Prize per Category: $3,000. Judge: Mina Manchester. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

december Magazine. 2022 Curt Johnson Prose Awards. Fiction, nonfiction. $20 fee. Prize: $1,500 and publication. Deadline: May 1, 2022.

Cow Creek Chapbook Prize. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, 25 author copies. Judge: Chen Chen. Deadline: May 15, 2022.

Carve Magazine. Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. Fiction. $17 fee (online). Prizes: $2,000/$500/$250/$125 and publication. Judge: Dariel Suarez. Deadline: May 16, 2022.

New Letters. Literary Awards. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $24 fee. Prize per Category: $2,500 and publication. Deadline: May 22, 2022.

Baltimore Review. Summer 2022 Contest – Micro Lit. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $8 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Final Judge: Beth Ann Fennelly. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. 2022 Poetry Chapbook Contest. $20 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: May 1-31, 2022.

Winston-Salem Writers. Flying South 2022. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $15 fee (members), $25 fee (non-members). Prize per Category: $500 and publication + 1 category winner receives additional $500 WSW President’s Favorite Award. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Raleigh Review. 2022 Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar Prize. Poetry. $17 fee. Final Judges: Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Lynx House Press. 2022 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. Poetry manuscripts. $28 fee. Prize: $2,000 and book publication. Deadline: June 15, 2022.

Swan Scythe Press. 2022 Poetry Chapbook Contest. $18 fee. Prize: $200, publication, & 25 copies. Deadline: June 15, 2022 (postmark).

Willow Springs Books. 2022 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Fiction. $27.50 fee. Prize: $2,000 and book publication. Deadline: June 24, 2022.

Gateway Literary Press. Inaugural Fabulist/Surrealist Novella Contest. Fiction. $5 fee. Prize: $200, publication, 20 author copies. Deadline: June 30, 2022 (or until 100 submissions received).

Winning Writers. 2022 North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre. $70 fee. Prize: books in 7 categories can win up to $8,000 + additional benefits. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

Orison Books. 2022 Orison Chapbook Prize. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre. $12 fee. Prize: $300 and publication. Deadline: July 1, 2022.

Press 53. 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Poetry. $30 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, and 50 copies. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. 2022 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, and letterpress broadside. Judge: Juan Felipe Herrera. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

The Heartland Review Press. 2022 Chapbook Contest. Poetry. $20 donation recommended. Prize: $500, publication, 15 copies. Judge: Carrie Jerrell. Deadline: August 1, 2022.

Rockvale Writers’ Colony. Language of the Land Fellowship Contest. Poetry. $30 application fee. Prize: 1-week residency + small stipend for food and travel. Deadline: August 31, 2022.

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