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Publications Showing 11 of 26
Five Points. Simultaneously submitted works are permitted. Prose pieces should be typed double-spaced on one side and be no longer than 7500 words total. Submit one prose work per submission. Submit up to three poems per poetry submission. Each poem should be no longer than fifty lines. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Rusted Radishes. Theme issue: "Sea Change." To whom does the sea belong? How is the sea transformative? What sea changes have we witnessed or want to witness in our lifetimes? What are the stories that take place by the sea? How do the natural and supernatural play out in our lives? Rusted Radishes accepts submissions from anyone who has a relationship with Lebanon or the MENA region, whether you are from there, have traveled or worked there, or have some other tangible connection. Send up to five poems in one single document. We seek creative nonfiction that is art, not reportage or diary. You may submit no more than one long form and one short form essay (5000 words max.) We also seek high-quality literary fiction, and are happy to read stories with both traditional and experimental forms and subjects. We will consider flash fiction (350-1000 words), short stories (1000-5000 words), and unpublished novel excerpts. We also accept translations from any language to English and Arabic in any of the above genres. Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, International
West Branch. Please send no more than six poems or thirty pages of prose. Payment is awarded for accepted works in the amount of $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Simultaneous submissions must be clearly marked as such in the comments section. If any of the work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your own West Branch submission immediately. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Harvard Review. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to apply. Please limit your submission to no more than 5 poems or 7,000 words of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). We accept translations of both prose and poetry. Please limit your submission to no more than 3,500 words of prose or seven poems and include the original text, a short biography of the writer and translator, and one to two paragraphs introducing the work. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Mojo. We are interested in stories that excite us with innovation in form, structure, and language, but above all, we’re looking for stories that connect us, touch us, and revolutionize our worlds. Experimental or not, give us a quality story. Please send a single story under 6,000 words. If you’re submitting flash fiction, include up to three stories. Our staff is interested in poems that blur contemporary styles with traditional modes. Above all, we enjoy poems that are willing to take risks while maintaining clarity of expression. Send up to 4 poems at a time or 8 pages maximum. We enjoy creative nonfiction pieces that embrace the tactics of fiction, but we don’t shy away from the innovative and experimental. Pieces should be under 6,000 words. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Rattle Poetry. Our Fall 2019 issue will be dedicated to African poets. The poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but the poet must have been born in, or be a permanent resident of, an African country. The poems must be written in (or translated into) English. We've been receiving an increasing number of submissions from African poets over the last few years, and we'd like to honor the poetry that's being written on the continent. Please include a brief note about your personal background and why you write poetry. Feel free to submit up to four previously unpublished poems (or four pages of very short poems). Pays, Poetry, United States
A Public Space. A Public Space welcomes submissions of fiction, essay, poetry, as well as multigenre work. Please submit only one (​1) story or essay at a time; or up to five (5) poems. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your piece is accepted elsewhere we ask that you please withdraw it from our system. Novellas and novel excerpts are always welcome. Translations are welcome, but it is the translator's responsibility to secure rights to the work before it is submitted. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Fiddlehead. The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. Please send one piece of short fiction or creative nonficton, max. 6000 words, or up to 6 poems per submission. 6 poems. We're also open to a long poem or long sequence. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Room Magazine. Room is accepting poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art on any theme by women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. For fiction and creative non-fiction send works of up to 3500 words. For poetry send up to five poems. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Canada
Colorado Review. We consider short fiction and personal essays with contemporary themes (no genre fiction or literary criticism). There is no specific word or page count; generally, however, we prefer short stories and essays that are somewhere between 15 and 25 manuscript pages. We consider poetry of any style. Please limit poetry submissions to no more than five poems with a maximum of 15 pages at a time. If Colorado Review has published your work in the last two years, please refrain from submitting so that we may continue to feature new voices. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Glimmer Train . Open to all writers. Word count: Up to 12,000, any shorter length stories are more than welcome. This is the final standard submissions period before Glimmer Train closes, so now is the time to submit! Those selected for publication will receive $700, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies of that issue. Pays, Fees, Fiction, United States
Contests Showing 13 of 33
Grain’s Annual Short Grain Writing Contest. Poetry (to a max of 100 lines) or Fiction (to a max of 2,500 words). For each $40 entry fee, you may enter one or two pieces of Fiction OR one or two pieces of Poetry. Each entry must be original, unpublished, not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor accepted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition. Work that has appeared online is considered published and is not eligible. Three prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st prize - $1000 + publication, 2nd prize - $750 + publication, and 3rd prize - $500 + publication. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Canada
North American Review Torch Prize. You may submit only one piece of creative nonfiction, no longer than 30 pages in a Word document. All contact information should be entered in your cover letter. No names or addresses should appear on manuscripts, please. First prize winner will receive $500. Pays, Fees, Non-Fiction, United States
The Pinch Literary Awards. Submit 1-3 poems or prose of up to 5000 words. 1st Place in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry each receive $1000. Send only original work. If your work quotes or borrows from other work, that source should receive credit. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
CSU Poetry Center Open Book Poetry Competition . The winner will receive $1,000, publication, and a standard royalty contract. Manuscripts are eligible for the Open Book Poetry Competition if the author has published at least one full-length collection of original poetry in English (of 48 pages or more with a press run of at least 500 copies). ** This competition is not open to first books. ** Translations are not eligible. Pays, Fees, Poetry, United States
CV2 2-Day Poem Contest. This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide. You must register by April 12th to participate. These words are released at midnight CDT on Friday April 19th, 2019, leaving you 48 hours (until April 21st) to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition. Prizes include cash, publication, and a copy of the issue containing the winners, not to mention a whole weekend of wordy entertainment. It's a contest that challenges you to write under pressure. The 10 words will lead you to new creative places - and a poem you never would have written otherwise. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Canada
Gulf Coast Prizes. The contest awards $1,500 and publication in Gulf Coast to the winner in each genre. Two honourable mentions in each category will be awarded $250. Submit one essay (twenty-five, double-spaced pages max), up to five poems (ten pages max), or one story (twenty-five double-spaced pages max). Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. We are seeking stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in English. Stories must not have been previously published or be on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Jolley Prize. The Jolley Prize is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English. First Prize is $7,000 Second Prize is $2,000, Third Prize is $1,000, and three commended stories will share the remaining $2,500. Pays, Fees, Fiction, International
Bath Short Story Award. Prizes for the 2019 Award are: £1200 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £100 for the Acorn Award (for an unpublished writer), £50 for the local prize. Stories can be on any theme or subject but must be original and written in English. They must also be for adult or young adult readers. Non-fiction and fiction written for children under 13 years is not eligible. Entrants must be 16 years or over. Maximum length is 2,200 words. Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize. Pays, Fees, Fiction, Britain
Palette Poetry Prize. We are seeking one excellent poem that speaks to what poetry is and can be for our world today. Send us your incandescent heart on the page. Submissions are open internationally, to any poet writing in English—other languages are okay to include, as long as the meat of the poem is in English. There is no page requirement, but submission must be no more than 3 poems. Please submit all your poems in ONE document. The winner will receive $4000 and publication. Second and third place will receive $300 and $200, respectively. Pays, Fees, Poetry, United States
Fugue Contests. Prose Contest submissions should include no more than one short story or one essay per submission. Poetry contest submissions should include 1-3 poems per submission. Contest winners in each category will receive $1,000 and publication in Fugue's summer/fall print issue. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
The Awst Press Book Prize. Awst Press is seeking engaging literature in all genres for our first literary competition judged by author T Kira Madden. From February 15th to April 15th we will be accepting previously unpublished manuscripts for full-length books (roughly 120-300 pages), as well as manuscripts for our pocketbook series (60-120 pages). The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and publication with Awst Press. The second-place winner will receive $500 and publication. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. All themes accepted. Entries may be published or unpublished. Length limit: 6,000 words. No restrictions on age or country. Story first prize, $2,000, essay first prize, $2,000, and 10 honourable mentions will receive $100 each (any category). Pays, Fees, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award. Every year we run an an experiment that – with the exception of the occasional heavyweight anthology – is generally left untouched by publishers. Among traditional journals, it’s strictly taboo. An editor’s no-no. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to republish some unsolicited literature. Our Editor’s Reprint Awards will award over $500 to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry are judged separately, with a first-prize winner and a minimum of two runners-up per genre. Submissions are only open to previously published material. Pays, Fees, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Grants and Fellowships Showing 4 of 7
Gladstone's Library Writer-in-Residence. Provides space and resources for four writers whose work engages with liberal values. By liberal values, we do not mean views aligned with any one political ideology, but rathe a commitment to freedom and social justice, tolerance and respect of difference, open-mindedness coupled with intellectual curiosity and generosity of spirit and a willingness to learn from others. Each residency includes accommodation in an ensuite room for a period of four consecutive weeks, all meals, travel expenses to and from the Library at the start and end of the residency, and an honorarium of £100.00 per week. Submissions must be written in English, and applicants should be able to communicate fluently in English. Prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry, screenplays and drama are all eligible for submission. Submitted texts must have been published in the last three years. Writers at all stages of their career should feel able to apply for Residency. Pays, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Britain
Bread Loaf Sicily. An intensive seven-day writers' conference held in Erice, an ancient, hilltop town on the western coast of Sicily. Featuring five workshops with six participants in each group, the conference provides a small group of writers with a concentrated and personalized Bread Loaf experience. Takes place between Sunday, September 23—Saturday, September 29. The fee (contributor, $3,140; auditor, $2,895) includes the conference program, transfer to and from Palermo Airport, six nights of lodging, three meals daily (except for Wednesday), wine reception at the readings, and an excursion to the ancient ruins of Segesta. Accommodations are single rooms with private bath. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, International
MacDowell Colony Residency. The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees, aside from a nonrefundable processing fee of $30. Emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Fees, Unpaid, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, United States
Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Five Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Applicants must reside in the U.S. or be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2019. Submit an approximately 250-word introduction to your work and 10 pages of poems. You may include multiple poems on one page but the total page count must not exceed 10. Pays, Poetry, United States