Where to Submit Round-up: September 2, 2022

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Happy September! Is it time to think of cooler weather and all things pumpkin spice yet? Too soon? While you may be staying in denial that fall is just around the corner this month, stay on top of your submissions game with our first Where to Submit Round-up for September 2022. There are a ton of new opportunities added this week.

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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.

Planisphere Q. Undead Issue. Fiction, poetry. No fee. Deadline: September 17, 2022.

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

Hole In The Head Review. November 2022 Issue. $3 fee. Poetry, video, photography, art. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Parhelion. 2022 Halloween Issue. Fiction. $1 fee. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Rockvale Review. Issue 9. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $2.50 fee. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Sky Island Journal. Issue 22, Fall 2022. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, translations. $4.99 fee. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Cherry Tree. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. $3 fee. Payment: $20 + 2 contributor copies. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Club Plum. October 2022 Issue: Literary Horror. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, art. No fee. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Qua Magazine. Fall 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, drama. No fee. Deadline: October 2, 2022. *Must live in the state of Michigan.*

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.

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

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

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

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

Woodcrest Literary Journal. Open Reading Period. Nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics. No fee. Deadline: November 1, 2022 (or until limit reached)

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

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

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.

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.

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

Storm Cellar. Winter Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, translations. Limited free submissions each month. Deadline: Rolling.

Works Progress. Short fiction. 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.

Creative Writing Ink. Short Story Competition. Fiction, cross-genre. £9 fee (≈$10.38USD). Prize: £1000, a free online creative writing course of the winner’s choice, and online publication. Final judge: Kerry Hadley-Pryce. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Sunspot Lit. Inception Contest: Best Opening. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novel/comic book, art. $8.50 fee. Prize: $250 and publication. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Texas Review Press. 2022 George Garrett Fiction Prize. Novel, short story collection. $28 fee. Prize: $1,000 advance and book publication. Judge: Vi Khi Nao. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Texas Review Press. 2022 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. Poetry collections. $28 fee. Prize: $10,000 advance and book publication. Judge: Kimiko Hahn. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Whitefish Review. Montana Prize for Humor. Fiction, poetry, cross-genre. $22 fee. Prize: $500 and publication/category. Judge: Garrison Keillor. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Winning Writers. Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Poetry. $20 fee. Prize: $3,000 for poem in any style; $3,000 for poem in traditional or rhyming style; 2-year gift certificate to Duotrope. Judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Poet’s Bellow. Atlantis Award. Poetry. $10 fee. Prize: $300, online publication, and featured interview. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

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

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. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

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

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.*

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.*

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.

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