Where to Submit Round-up: October 14, 2022

Happy Friday! The leaves in Michigan are venturing towards their peak colors while the temperatures keep dropping and the long-awaited rain finally shows up in time for the harvest. Time to air out your sweaters, grab a warm drink, and get to writing and editing, isn’t it? Our Where to Submit Round-up covers new and ongoing submission opportunities to help you out.

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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.

About Place Journal. Fall 2022 Issue: Center of Gravity. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, screenplays, cross-genre, comics, reviews, interviews, translations, audio, video, photography, art. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Blink-Ink. “Country Roads” Issue. Fiction, artwork. No fee. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Consequence. Volume 15.1. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, translations, reviews, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: October 15, 2022. Paying market.

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*

Sunspot Lit. Novelette-length fiction, nonfiction, poems, graphic novels. $14 fee. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

MudRoom. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations. No fee. Payment: $15. Deadline: October 25, 2022.

RABBLE REVIEW. Fall 2022 issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. No fee. Deadline: October 30, 2022.

Barzakh. Winter 2023 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, translations, reviews, interviews, audio. $3 tip jar submissions (free submissions available). Deadline: October 31, 2022.

borrowed solace. Fall 2022 Issue: Twilight Zone. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics. No fee. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Jokes Review. Pulp fiction. No fee. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

table//FEAST Literary Magazine. Issue 2. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, translations. No fee. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

LIGHT Journal. Issue 2. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, audio, video. No fee. Prize per category: $500/$375/$125 and publication. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Sunspot Lit. Supernova. Very longform fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels. $10 fee. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

ISSUED. Issue 1. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre. No fee. Deadline: November 11, 2022. *Active-duty military, veterans, and family members.*

Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts. Spring 2023 issue. Poetry, prose, visual art. No fee. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Superpresent. Winter 2023 Issue: FOOD. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, translations, audio, video. No fee. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Syncopation Literary Journal. Volume 2 Issue 1: Speculative Fiction. Fiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: November 1, 2022. *Submissions should relate to music.*

Speckled Trout Review. Fall 2022 Print Issue themed “Freedom.” Poetry. No fee. Deadline: November 17, 2022.

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks. 2022 reading period. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Book of Matches. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Decolonial Passage. Issue 2: Food, Power, Powerlessness. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Valley Voices. Spring 2023 Issue: Goodbye-themed work. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: December 30, 2022.

Actual Left Publications. Novels, novellas, memoirs, and biographies. Fiction, nonfiction. No fee. Deadline: Year-round.

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

Awakenings Review. Biannual Issues. 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.

Copihue Poetry. Volume 1. Poetry, translations. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

Driftwood Press. Poetry, short stories, comics, visual art, novellas, poetry collections, comic collections, graphic novel manuscripts. Fee varies. 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.

Vilas Avenue. Issue Three. Poetry. No fee. Deadline: Rolling.

WhimsicalPoet. January 2023 Issue. Poetry, art, flash fiction. 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.

Missouri Review. 32nd Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $25 fee (includes 1-year digital subscription and digital copy of Hello, I Love You) or $30 fee (includes same as $25 fee + access to the 10-year digital archive). Prize: $5,000, publication, and promotion/category. Extended Deadline: October 15, 2022.

New Letters. Editor’s Choice Awards. Hybrid work. $20 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Deadline: October 17, 2022.

Cloudbank Books. 2023 Vern Rutsala Book Contest. Poetry, flash fiction. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000 and book publication. Final judge: Robert Morgan. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Conduit Books & Ephemera. 5th Annual Minds on Fire Open Book Prize. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,500, book publication, 30 copies. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

CUTTHROAT. 2022 Literary Contests. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $25 fee. Prize per genre: $1,300 and publication. Judges: Jacqueline Johnson, Laura Pritchett, Deborah Miranda. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

MAYDAY. Creative Nonfiction Prize. Nonfiction. $20 fee. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Final Judge: Darin Strauss. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Washington Writers’ Publishing House. 2023 Manuscript Contests. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $28 fee. Prize: $1,500, book publication, 25 author copies. Judged blind by former winners. Deadline: November 1, 2022. *Must be a resident of DC, MD, or VA.*

Interlochen Arts Academy. 2023 Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, experimental/unclassifiable writing. No fee. Deadline: November 6, 2022. *Must be in grades 8-11 for 2022-23 school year.*

Megacity Review. Inaugural Writing Contest. Fiction, nonfiction. $8 fee. Prize: Up to $1,000 and publication. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Willow Springs Books. 2023 Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $2,000 and publication. Deadline: November 18, 2022. *Must be 35 years old or younger to enter.*

Baltimore Review. Winter Contest. Flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction, prose poetry. $8 fee. Prize per Category: $300 and publication. Final Judge: Destiny O. Birdsong. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Interim Poetics. 2022 Test Site Poetry Prize. Poetry. $25 fee. Prize: $1,000 and book publication. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Press 53. Award for Short Fiction. Short Story Collections. $30 fee. Prize: $1,000 cash advance, book publication, 50 author copies. Judge: Claire V. Foxx. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

New American Press. 2023 New American Poetry Prize. Poetry, cross-genre. $25 fee. Prize: $1,500 and book publication. Final Judge: Jamaica Baldwin. Deadline: January 15, 2023.

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