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Publications Showing 13 of 27
Fugue. Please submit no more than 12-15 pages of fiction; 5,000 words of nonfiction; or 3-5 poems. Send us your risks and outcasts, your ugly, honest, and revealing. Send us something fresh. We hope to include both established and new voices in our pages; we want to magnify voices that are consciously, unconsciously, and systemically repressed. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Porter House Review. Our review seeks to publish fiction that is emotionally affecting, haunting, bizarre, and in firm control of the machinations of storytelling (e.g. character, scene, plot, and momentum). We welcome both traditional short stories, flash fiction, and other hybrid forms. Limit your submissions to 8,000 words or less. For poetry, we're looking for work that captures experience by reinvigorating the language of the everyday, or surprising readers with novel, rarefied text. We are particularly interested in poetry that champions inventive forms and content. You can send up to 5 pages of poetry. Finally, we want nonfiction that involves discovery for the reader and the writer, creating a dynamic of mutual construction through literary dialogue. Personal essays, creative nonfiction flash, memoir, and literary reportage are all welcome as long as they're under 8,000 words. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
American Literary Review. Submit only one story at a time. American Literary Review seeks distinctive, character-driven stories. Submit no more than five poems at a time. Poetry selections are made by a widely-read group with eclectic tastes who look for the best poems, regardless of form or subject matter. Submit only one work at a time. We welcome submissions in personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, and experimental nonfiction. We prefer submissions shorter than 6,500 words. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
American Chordata. Currently open only for works of nonfiction. We have no formal word limits or stylistic constraints but look for work that is brave, illuminating, and emotionally detailed. We are looking for nonfiction that tells a story that no one has heard before, or tells us an old story in a way we never expected to read it. We are just as interested in great writing as we are in great stories. Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
River Teeth. River Teeth invites submissions of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays, and memoirs, as well as critical essays that examine the emerging genre and that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, and readers. River Teeth does not have a page length or word count limit. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, United States
Ambit. Ambit is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally. Our poetry reading window run from March 1 to May 1. Fees, Pays, Poetry, Britain
Creative Nonfiction. We're currently seeking experimental nonfiction for the "Exploring the Boundaries" section ("experimental," "boundaries" ... yes, we know these can be loaded terms). We're looking for writing that is ambitious, pushes against the conventional boundaries of the genre, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules. As always, we have only one absolute rule: nonfiction must be based in fact. Please note that this is NOT a call for an entire "Exploring the Boundaries" issue of the magazine; accepted pieces will be published one per issue. 4,500 word maximum; please include a word count on the first page of the essay, and a cover letter with complete contact information and a brief bio. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
Newfound. We welcome short stories and self-standing novel excerpts of any length, creative nonfiction pieces of any length, up to 6 poems totaling no more than 10 pages, and up to 3 flash fiction stories per submission. Flash, micro, and hybrid work—if it's brief (<1,000 words) and cutting edge, fiction or nonfiction, we're publishing it. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Bennington Review. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. We are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless. We welcome submissions from established and emerging writers alike. For poetry, please send between three and five poems per submission. For fiction and creative nonfiction, please send no more than thirty pages per submission; any excerpts from a longer project must work as self-contained essays or stories. We are additionally interested in publishing translations: translators should have permission from the copyright holder and a copy of the work in the original language. We pay contributors $100 for prose of six typeset pages and under, $200 for prose of over six typeset pages, and $20 per poem. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
New England Review. We are looking for short stories, short shorts, novellas, novel excerpts (if they can stand alone), and translations. The word limit is 20,000. Please send only one piece at a time, unless the pieces are very short (under 1,000 words), in which case send up to three. We are looking for long and short poems, including translations. Please send no more than six poems at once. We are looking for a broad range of nonfiction, as well as screenplays, dramatic works, and works in translation. Among the types of nonfiction NER publishes are interpretive and personal essays, critical reassessments, cultural criticism (art, film, etc.), “Letters from Abroad,” and “Letters from American Places.” The word limit is 20,000. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Tears in the Fence. Poetry can be of any length. Single spaced. Fiction can be short – up to 100 words, or long – up to 3,500. We are looking for the unusual, perceptive, risk-taking as well as the imagistic, lived and visionary. We publish short prose poems, flash fiction and creative non-fiction. We publish a wide range of reviews and essays on recent books and anthologies that are scholarly, that is to say, informed, critical and aware without being poorly written and full of jargon. We also publish conversation pieces with poets. Enquiries welcome with interview suggestions. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or previously published material. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Britain
Nashville Review. Submissions open May 1. We welcome flash fiction, short stories, and novel excerpts of up to 8,000 words. We’re excited to read all types of poetry. We’re entirely open to publishing tight formalism alongside sprawling, experimental work. Send us up to 3 poems per reading period. We welcome creative nonfiction across the spectrum. We’re open to anything: memoir excerpts, essays, imaginative meditations. Send us up to 8,000 words. We also accept translations that have been published in their original language, but are previously unpublished in English. Please send prose up to 8000 words or a maximum of two poems from the same author. Please also ensure you have permission from the rights holder to translate before you submit. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Contemporary Verse 2. Theme for Fall 2020: "Hope or do we have one: poetry for uncertain times" (Optional). It is our policy to publish new writing by both emerging and established poets. The writing we encourage reflects a diversity representing a range of social and cultural experience along with literary excellence. Poetry submissions should be no more than 6 pages, interviews no more than 6-8 pages in length, double-spaced, articles no more than 3-4 pages, double-spaced and essays no more than 2-4 pages, double-spaced. CV2 welcomes poetry submissions in French, as well as translation projects, including both French to English and English to French. Pays, Non-Fiction, Poetry, United States, Canada
Contests Showing 14 of 31
ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Stories can be on any subject and in any style. First place will receive $6,000, second place will receive $4,000, and third place will receive $2,500. Fees, Pays, Fiction, International
Curt Johnson Prose Awards. Submit a maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Prizes are $1,500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2020 issue for First Place (fiction and nonfiction); $500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2020 issue for honorable mention (fiction and nonfiction). All finalists will be listed in the awards issue. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction. This prize seeks work that is unlike any other. We want to hear from writers we’ve never read before, and we want writers we already know and love to challenge themselves to create work unlike any they’ve previously produced. A basic definition of "experimental non-fiction" is writing based on facts, real events and real people with the aim of communicating information, truth and meaning — but tries to do so using unorthodox form, or style, or voice, or point-of-view, or etc. Word limit: 5000 words (or equivalent). First prize is $5000 and publication in Edition 47. Two runners-up will each receive AU$500, and Brow editors will discuss with these runners-up the potential publication of their pieces. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, International
Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. This prize is offered annually to a poet who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems. The competition is open to poets writing in English who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems (a volume of 50 or more pages published in an edition of 500 or more copies). Submissions must consist of 50 to 70 pages of poetry, with no more than one poem included on a page. The prize awards the winner with $2,500 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry by the Kent State University Press. Fees, Pays, Poetry, United States
Poetry London Competition . Entries must be in English, your own unaided work, and not a translation of another poet. Entries must not have been previously published or self-published, in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition. The maximum length is 80 lines. Your name and address must not appear on the poems entered, nor any other marks that could identify you. 1st prize receives £5,000, 2nd prize receives £2,000, and 3rd prize receives £1,000. Four entrants will receive commendations of £500 plus publication in the magazine. Fees, Pays, Poetry, Britain
Bomb Poetry Contest. This year's winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BOMB’s print quarterly. Manuscripts may contain no more than 5 poems and no more than 10 pages. Fees, Pays, Poetry, United States
2020 Live Canon International Poetry Competition. The overall winner of this year's competition for individual poems will be awarded a £1000 prize. 16 poems will be shortlisted and performed by the Live Canon Ensemble at our annual prize-giving event. 50 poems will be longlisted and published in our annual anthology. There will be a £100 prize for the best poem submitted by someone living, working or studying in the London Borough of Greenwich.
 Fees, Pays, Poetry, Britain
Subterrain Annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards. The winning entries in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize and publication. For fiction entries, submit a piece of up to 3,000 words (no specific theme, we simply want to be amazed!). For poetry, submit a suite of 5 related poems (max 15 pages). For creative non-fiction submit max 4,000 word (based on fact, adorned w/fiction). Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Canada
Gival Press Novel Award. Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) novel in English must be approximately 30,000 to 100,000 words of high literary quality, typed, double-spaced on one side of the paper only, with word count in the upper left hand side of the first page, along with the title; please bind the ms with a clip or rubber band. The author's name should not appear on the numbered pages of the ms. Author will receive $3,000.00 and his/her novel will be published by Gival Press. He/she will receive 20 copies of the publication. A standard contract is offered. Fees, Pays, Fiction, United States
Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize. Winner receives $500, their chapbook published as print book and eBook, 20 author copies, and an amethyst depression glass trophy (circa 1930). Please submit 17-24 pages of poetry (not including title page, table of contents, end notes). Individual poems may be previously published. Fees, Pays, Poetry, United States
Own Voices Chapbook Prize. The Radix Media Own Voices Chapbook Prize is an annual contest dedicated to the discovery of two timely, urgent, and interrogative chapbook-length poetry collections from debut poets of color, judged this year by Aria Aber. One chapbook will be published in the Fall of 2020 and the other in the Spring of 2021. The prize includes a cash award of $500 for each winner, 25 author copies, a book launch in New York City, and a limited print run of 250 copies. At Radix Media, we pride ourselves on the production of superior quality, purposefully designed books. The Own Voices Chapbook Prize is open to poets of color writing in the English language who haven’t published a full-length book of poems. Fees, Pays, Poetry, United States
Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest. Winner receives $3000 and publication. Second and third place prizes are $300 and $200 respectively and publication. All 3 finalists receive place in one of Kathy Fish’s online Fast Flash© Workshops. Stories under 1000 words. Emerging writers only. Open to international submissions Fees, Pays, Fiction, International, United States
Aura Estrada Short Story Contest. The theme of this year's contest is "Ancestors." Who are your people? Who made you who you are? What about you only makes sense to someone who knows where you’re from? What’s a secret about your past? We want the theme to be very broadly interpreted, but we also shouldn’t have to guess at the connection between the theme and your entry. Stories must not exceed 5,000 words. The winning author will receive $1,000 and have their work published in Boston Review's special literary issue (January 2021). Fees, Pays, Fiction, United States
Creative Future Writers' Award 2020. The UK's only writing competition for under-represented writers—those who face barriers due to health, mental health, identity or social circumstance. This year's theme is "Tomorrow." Six poets and six fiction writers will receive £12,000 in cash and professional development prizes, publication, and read at our awards ceremony as part of the London Literature Festival. Poetry: maximum 42 lines. Fiction: maximum 2,000 words. Pays, Fiction, Poetry, Britain
Grants and Fellowships Showing 4 of 9
Long-Term Ecological Reflections Residency. The Long-Term Ecological Reflections program hosts two Writers-in-Residence Programs at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Creative writers whose work reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing are invited to apply for the Andrews Forest Writers Residency. The resident writers live at the Andrews Forest for one to two weeks, interact with the scientists, explore the forest, and write. Writers are encouraged to visit designated study sites for reflecting on and writing about the forest and their relation to it. These writings, which will form a collection spanning hundreds of years, will be gathered in permanent archives at Oregon State University. Writers provide their own transportation and take care of their meals while at the Andrews. Residents should bring a laptop if they so desire. Please submit one page describing your work and how you plan to use the retreat. Explain how your work fits with the mission of Long-Term Ecological Reflections. Also submit a work sample: about ten pages of poetry or fifteen of prose, or other documentation. Fall residence takes place between October 1 and Novemeber 30. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. Recognizes that works of deeply researched and imaginatively composed nonfiction come into being at great cost to writers in time and resources. $40,000 will be awarded to as many as eight writers in the process of completing a book-length work of nonfiction for a general, not an academic, readership. Its purpose is to give grantees the additional means to do exacting research, to free up the time to bring the writing to the highest possible standard, and to encourage original and ambitious projects. Whiting welcomes submissions for works of history, cultural or political reportage, biography, memoir, the sciences, philosophy, criticism, food or travel writing, and personal essays, among other categories. Projects must be under contract with a US publisher to be eligible, and the fully-executed contract signed by all parties must be uploaded as part of the application. Contracts with self-publishing companies are not eligible. Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
Keepers' House Writers Residency. Keeper's House Writer Residency is a six day, five night residency (June 23 - 30) dedicated to your art. Residents are provided with a renovated apartment on the second floor of the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station, six miles off the north coast of Maine. This residency is an opportunity to initiate or complete a project-in-progress. Writers in any genre who have published at least one full-length book (not including self-published books) are eligible to apply. Transportation, food, and miscellaneous living costs are the responsibility of the artist. Submit no more than five pages of sample work. Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Tin House: Fall Residency for Environmental Writing. Our Fall Residency is intended to support two authors working on full-length projects (in any genre) focused on climate, environment, and the natural world. The Fall Residents will be provided fully furnished one-bedroom apartments in Portland, Oregon and a $1,000 living stipend towards air travel and food. The residents will also have the option to teach a one-day Craft Intensive during their stay (for an extra $600). Payment plans available for application fee. Tin House is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will adjust the residency as needed. If won, but unable to fly, they will honor the stipend and/or look to see if a future alternative time period will work for your stay. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States