Where to Submit Round-up: May 20, 2022

Happy Friday! Mother nature is still not able to make up her mind if it’s supposed to be winter, spring, or summer. If you’re sick of the weather whiplash, it’s a great excuse to stay inside a bit longer and keep your submitting and writing goals strong.

Take a gander at the NewPages weekly round-up of where to submit your writing to. Don’t forget newsletter subscribers get first access to writing contests and calls for submissions every Monday morning, 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.

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: June 15, 2022.

Planisphere Q. Dreamland-themed Issue. Flash fiction, vignettes, characters sketches, poetry. No fee. Deadline: June 15, 2022.

Thuya Poetry Review. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: June 15, 2022.

L’Esprit Literary Review. Bloomsday/Dallowday Day Special Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre, reviews. No fee. Deadline: June 16, 2022.

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*

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.

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.

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

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. 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.

Fictional Cafe. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Jewish Fiction .net. Spring 2023 Issue. Fiction. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

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

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.

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

Vita Poetica Journal. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art. No fee. 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.

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

Autumn House Press. Full-length Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. $30 fee. Prize: $1,000, publication, $1,500 travel/publicity grant per genre. Judges: Carl Phillips, Venita Blackburnd, Lia Purpura. Deadline: May 31, 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 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.

Salamander. 2022 Fiction Contest. Fiction. $15 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Judge: Jamie Quatro. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

Solstice Literary Magazine. Annual Literary Contest. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic literature. $18 fee. Prize: $1,000 (fiction); $500 (poetry, nonfiction, graphic lit). Deadline: June 6, 2022.

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

The MacGuffin. Poet Hunt 27. Poetry. $15 fee. Prize: $500 and publication. Judge: Lynne Thompson. Deadline: June 15, 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: June 15, 2022.

Philadelphia Stories. 2022 Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest. Fiction. $15 fee. Prize: $2,500, publication, and invitation to an awards dinner. Judge: Camille Acker. 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.

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