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Publications Showing 13 of 30
Gulf Coast. Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who publish in our journal. This support takes many forms, including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to the widest possible audience, and providing competitive honorariums for that work. Gulf Coast is now able to pay $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Stories and essays should be less than 7,000 words. Please submit no more than 5 poems per submission. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Interim. Interim seeks writing that engages the perilous conditions of life in the 21st century as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth, writing that demonstrates an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy while offering the same in consideration of the planet. Submit three to six poems. Essays should be no more than 3,300 words maximum. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Poetry, United States
Copper Nickel . Please submit four to six poems, one story, or one essay at a time, and please wait at least six months between submissions. For prose we do not have any length restrictions—but longer-than-normal pieces have to earn their space. Copper Nickel pays $30 per printed page. We also award two $500 prizes per issue—the Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Prose—for what we consider to be the most exciting work in each issue, as determined by a vote of our in-house editorial staff. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Black Warrior Review . We prefer work under 5,000 words, no more than 7,000, please. One piece at a time, unless it is under 1,000 words, in which case bundle no more than three into a single document. We ask that nonfiction works are no longer than 7,000 words. Please query for longer works. We do not usually accept academic articles. Send us up to five poems, with a maximum submission length of 10 pages. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
River Styx. River Styx began in the early 1970s when a group of poets and musicians began reading and jamming together in various St. Louis apartments. We seek to publish work that is striking in its originality, energy, and craft, from both new and established writers. Send up to five poems per submission. If your fiction or nonfiction work is fewer than 500 words, feel free to send up to three pieces. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Gyroscope Review. Gyroscope Review publishes fine contemporary poetry in a variety of forms and themes. We welcome both new and established writers. Please submit no more than four poems. There are no length restrictions on individual poems. Gyroscope Review is open to poetry in all genres, including science-fiction, fantasy and horror. Unpaid, Poetry, United States
Tahoma Literary Review. Fiction: 1,500–10,000 words. Nonfiction: 1,500–6,000 words. Poetry: up to 6 poems. Flash: 1 to 2 pieces, 1,500 words total. Feedback options, including full critiques, are available for a fee. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Wraparound South. Themed issue: “Growing up Southern.” What does it mean to be a Southerner, and how does one learn to comprehend that identity while coming to terms with adolescence or adulthood, either as a Southerner in the South, a non-Southerner in the South, or a Southerner outside the South? Writers should limit submissions to 3 poems, one story, or one essay preferably under 7,000 words. Unpaid, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
The Gateway Review. We seek works that fit in some way within the magical realist, fabulist, or surrealist tradition. The most successful stories will blend the magical and the real in some way to lead to some truth about the human condition, all while being attentive to the possibilities of the English language. Generally, we prefer stories with a clear, vivid sense of narrative. If torn between a clear story and flowery verbiage, go with the former. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Outlook Review. Outlook Springs is a literary journal from another dimension. It is devoted to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction tinged with the strange. Send us your weird, wobbly wordwork. Experimental, science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, magical realism, minimalist, maximalist, flash, etc., etc., are all welcome into our home, so long as there is an emphasis on character and/or language rather than on cleverness and conceit. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Soup Bowl Winter Chapbooks. C&R Press publishes 1-3 perfect bound chapbooks of poetry, short stories or other types of literary work each summer. Soup Bowl Chapbooks are selected each winter and are between 18-45 pages of material not including front and back matter. Selections receive $100, ten copies of the book and, a hosted reading in Brooklyn, NYC. We are looking for work that is developed and has a strong singular voice. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
The Maine Review. Send us writing that you’re most excited about. Send us work that took courage to begin and tenacity to complete. Send us your proudest personal essay, your classic short story, your reboot of the villanelle, or your weirdest experimental text. Send us your flash fiction or nonfiction. Send your epistle, erasure, hybrid, prose poem, or micro memoir. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Shenandoah. Please send three to five of the poems you consider your most urgent work. Send us prayers, spells, charms, curses, blessings, invocations—poems that try to make change happen. All forms, styles, and procedures are welcome. Pays, Poetry, United States
Grants and Fellowships Showing 5 of 11
The Millay Colony for the Arts Residency. The Millay Colony for the Arts is one of the oldest multidisciplinary artist residencies in the world. The seven-acre Colony is located in the Hudson Valley in the foothills of the Berkshires. We provide groceries and Chef Donna cooks delicious family-style dinners weeknights. Participants in our artists residency programs are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors. If invited, no fees are charged for these residencies. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowships. The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2020-2021. Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program. While many selected Fellows choose to remain in Tokyo, others have undertaken their residencies in other parts of Japan, urban as well as rural. Fellows will each receive a grant award of $20,000 for a minimum of three months. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Literary Individual Project Funding. This opportunity provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific literary arts project. To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. The applicant must own the copyright of a proposed publication, and the proposed publication must be available and accessible to the general public. You may apply for project funding to support artistic activities in: art production, marketing, research, training and career development. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Canada
Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers. Lit Fest is a two-week celebration of the art and craft of writing, taking place annually in Denver, Colorado. The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for an advanced week-long or weekend workshop at Lit Fest. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2020 to advanced writers of fiction, poetry, dramatic writing, and creative nonfiction who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a weeklong or weekend workshop. Unpaid, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Sewanee Writers' Conference. Offering workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting, the Conference invites talented writers to come to Sewanee each summer to learn from each other in a welcoming and supportive environment. Fiction and nonfiction application manuscripts should be 20-40 pages. Poetry application manuscripts should be 10-15 pages. Contributors receive assistance covering two-thirds of the actual cost to attend. Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Contests Showing 13 of 28
AWP Award Series. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike. Prizes are available in book-length worth of creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, short fiction; winners receive prize money and publication with a press. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Hunger Mountain Contests . Prizes available for short fiction, poetry, YA and children's writing, and creative nonfiction. One first place winner receives $1,000 and online publication, and one runner-up receives $100 and online publication. There is also a chapbook prize; the winning author will receive $100 in prize money plus 50 handmade letterpress copies of their manuscript. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Enfield Poets' Poetry Competition. The Enfield Poets' Poetry Competition is open to poems on any theme and in any form. Poems should be no more than 50 lines in length, excluding title. First Prize: £500. Second Prize: £250. Third Prize: £100. Fees, Pays, Poetry, Britain
Room Fiction Contest . Each entry includes one piece of fiction of up to 3,500 words. Room's contests are open to women, trans, two-spirited, and genderqueer people. First prize is $1,000 + publication in Room, second prize is $250 + publication in Room and honourable mention will receive $50 and publication on Room's website. Fees, Pays, Fiction, Canada
BBC National Short Story Award. Award of £15,000 for the winner. £600 for four further shortlisted stories. One entry per author, must be written in English. The Award is open to British nationals and UK residents, aged 18 years or over on the submission deadline. The story must not exceed 8,000 words per submission. Pays, Fiction, Britain
Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize. First prize is $1,000 and publication. Word limit: 6,000 words (please include word count on the manuscript). Submissions that exceed the word limit will not be read. All entries are considered for publication. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, United States
Alice Munro Festival Short Story Competition. The winning entry will be the Canadian work of up to 2,500 words in the English language, fiction, written by an author not yet published in book format. Open only to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants/refugees and those living in Canada. $1,500 awarded to the winner, with two additional $250 prizes. Fees, Pays, Fiction, Canada
phoebe Contests . phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers. We welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry. We do not have a strict word limit for prose; however, work over 4,000 words will need to be extraordinary. Regarding flash prose, we are happy to accept up to three pieces of less than 1,000 words each. Poetry submissions should contain 3-5 pieces. Prizes: $500 and publication in phoebe's 49.2 (digital issue). Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, United States
The Pinch Literary Awards. 1st place contest winners in poetry and fiction will each receive a prize of $2000. There is no limit to the number of submissions a person can make. Please note that all submissions are eligible for either journal or website publication. Second and third place winners will be given high-priority consideration for publication, but because of space, cannot be guaranteed. Fees, Pays, Fiction, Poetry, United States
Geist Postcard Story Contest. Send us a story and a postcard—the relationship can be as strong or as tangential as you like, so long as there is a clear connection between the story and the image. The story can be fiction or non-fiction; maximum length is 500 words. First Prize: $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $150. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Canada
The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. One $1000 top prize will be awarded for one personal essay (no word limit). We are interested in essays in which the writer’s personal engagement with the subject provides the frame or through-line. Entrants must be Canadian (citizen or resident). Entrant’s name must not appear in the essay. Fees, Pays, Non-Fiction, Canada
Griffith Review Novella Competition. Is empathy, like water, in increasingly short supply? Griffith Review's eighth novella competition seeks to celebrate generosities and kindnesses, the uplifting and memorable experiences that can illuminate lives. Entries are invited in the genres of both fiction and creative non-fiction, ranging between 15,000–25,000 words. Submissions are limited to Australian and New Zealand authors. Winners will share the $25,000 prize pool. Pays, Non-Fiction, Fiction, International
The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. For an outstanding debut literary work of fiction by a first-generation immigrant. We are looking for extraordinary unpublished submissions from emerging writers of sharp, culture-straddling writing that addresses identity in a global age. Fiction candidates must not have previously published a book of fiction in English. Winner receives a $10,000 advance and publication by Restless Books. Pays, Fiction, United States