Where to Submit Round-up: September 30, 2022

It’s the final day of September already. The year keeps marching forward leaving us no time to take a break it seems. Don’t miss out on all the September 30 and October 1 deadlines below in our Where to Submit Round-up! And with October literally around the corner, do check out our Big List of Writing Contests for those with October deadlines and beyond.

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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.

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.

Thuya Poetry Review. Issue 2. Poetry. No fee. Paying market. Extended 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.

riddlebird. January 2023 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction. 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.*

Garfield Lake Review. Spring 2023 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, drama, screenplays. No fee. Payment: Contributor copy. Deadline: October 9, 2022.

Santa Clara Review. Fall 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, cross-genre, drama, screenplays, translations. No fee. Deadline: October 12, 2022.

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.

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.

Speckled Trout Review. Fall 2022 Print Issue themed “Freedom.” Poetry. No fee. Deadline: November 7, 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.

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.*

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.

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.

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.

Nzuri. Fall 2022 Issue. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, comics, cross-genre, interviews, audio, video, digital storytelling. 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.

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

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

WhimsicalPoet. January 2023 Issue. Poetry, art, flash fiction. No fee. 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.

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.

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.*

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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