Where to Submit Round-up: June 17, 2022

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If you’re looking for avenues to submit your creative writing and art to, you’ve arrived at the right place. NewPages’ weekly Where to Submit Round-up features calls for submissions and writing contests from literary magazines, indie presses, literary events, creative writing programs, and more.

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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.

Club Plum. July 2022 Issue: Human Rights & Women’s Rights Focus. 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.

redrosethorns. Issue 1: Connection/Community. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

Red Shoe Press. 2023 Oregon Poetry Calendar. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2022. *Must be a resident of Oregon*

Sky Island Journal. Issue 21, Summer 2022. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations. $4.99 fee. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

StepAway Magazine. Fantasy Issue. Fiction, poetry, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

Wordrunner eChapbooks. 2022 echapbook Series. Mini-fiction collections. $8 fee. Payment: $125 + royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

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

Ms. Aligned Fourth Edition. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No 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.

They Call Us. “They Call Us Eve” issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, translations. No fee. Deadline: July 4, 2022.

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

Blink-Ink. Storm-themed issue. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: July 15, 2022.

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

Molecule: a tiny lit mag. Fall 2022 issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

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

MudRoom. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, reviews. No fee. Payment: $15. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

Book of Matches. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations. No fee. Deadline: August 19, 2022.

Split Rock Review. Issue 19. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, reviews, interviews. First 300 submissions free each month. Deadline: August 31, 2022.

Split Rock Press. Poetry Chapbooks. Poetry. $8 fee. Payment: 10 copies, 50% discount on additional copies, complimentary copy of chapbooks published in 2023. Deadline: August 31, 2022.

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

Clinch—A Martial Arts Literary Magazine. Issue 2. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics. No fee. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

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*

Actual Left Publications. Social Justice. Fiction, nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

Aji Magazine. Fall 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, translations, reviews. No fee. Deadline: Rolling until filled.

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

Awakenings Review. Annual 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. Summer 2022 Issues. 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.

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

NOMADartx Review. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations, reviews, interviews. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

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.

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.

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).

Sunspot Lit. Rigel Prize. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, art, graphic novel. $6 fee. Prize: $250 and publication. Deadline: June 30, 2022.

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.

New American Press. 2022 New American Fiction Prize. Fiction, cross-genre. $25 fee. Prize: $1,500, publication, 25 copies, promotional support. Judge: Weike Wang. Deadline: July 1, 2022.

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

Conduit Books & Ephemera. 5th Annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,500 and publication. Deadline: July 7, 2022.

Driftwood Press. Adrift Chapbook Contest. Poetry. $12 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, and 20 copies. Judge: Carl Phillips. Deadline: July 15, 2022.

Driftwood Press. Adrift Short Story Contest. Poetry. $10 fee. Prize: $500, publication, and 10 copies of the issue the story appears in. Judge: Allegra Hyde. Deadline: July 15, 2022.

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

Nimrod. Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. Fiction, poetry. $12 fee. Prize: $500 and publication per genre. Deadline: July 15, 2022. *Can’t have more than two publication credits in chosen genre.*

MAYDAY Magazine. Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest. Poetry. $10 fee (May 1 – June 15); $15 fee (June 16 – July 31). Prize: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: July 31, 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.

Orison Books. 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Awards. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $12 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Editors will judge. 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.

Puerto del Sol. 2022 Poetry and Prose Annual Contests. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication per genre. Judges: Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Anthony Cody. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

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