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ANTHOLOGY: RELATIONAL AGGRESSION IN FEMALES. Seeking essays from women of all ages, races, and sexual orientations who have experienced bullying during their developmental years from other girls or who have been victims in their adulthood of aggressive, demeaning, or disempowering behavior from other women. The ideal essay will include observations about the emotional impact such experiences have had. Word limit: 1,000. Visit  to submit your essay. Put “Anthology” in the title line and the title in the body of the essay.

CALLING ALL POETS to submit an original poem to be included in the 2019 Poetry Leaves Exhibition. Submit poems: Poems will be published in the 2019 Anthology. The exhibition is an outdoor exhibit in Waterford, MI, designed to bring poetry into the everyday lives of people. Go to

JACK WALKER PRESS seeks literary essays about friendship. March deadline. No fee. Small honorarium. Details at

NEW RIVERS PRESS seeks submissions for the anthology Wild Gods: The Ecstatic in Contemporary Poetry and Lyric Prose. Though “ecstatic” is often used as a synonym for “joy,” our application of the term embodies the entire emotional palette and is open to any ego-effacing experience of one-ness. Profound grief or outrage can access the ecstatic—as can experiences of extreme pleasure, pain, and wonder. It can explore the profane as much as the sacred and is often an expression of both. So, whirl like a dervish and send us your yawps, pleas, prayers, and curses. Your untamed and uncontained. Submit 3 to 5 poems, prose poems, or lyric nonfiction shorts to Author must own the rights to previously published works.

POETRYSOUP.COM—Poetry community with the most poetry resources in the world. Free online poetry contests. All competitions are free. Enter as many contests as you want. You keep copyrights on all your poems. Some poetry contests even have prizes! Run your own poetry contests. Visit:

CONCRETE WOLF Louis Award for first full-length poetry collection by a poet aged 50 or older. Judge: Amy Miller. Prize: 100 copies of perfect-bound book distributed by Ingram. Deadline April 6, 2019. Fee: $30. Mail, e-mail, multiple, and simultaneous submissions accepted. For submission details go to or e-mail

FLOAT TIDE PUBLISHING seeks enterprising submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and poetry from emerging writers. I offer developmental and line/copyediting with consultation, eager to assist new voices in your journey. $15 reading fee. Submission guidelines at

SIXTEEN RIVERS PRESS, a regional publishing collective, seeks full-length poetry manuscripts from Northern CA poets. Submission period: November 1–February 1. No fee. All styles welcome. Authors become active members of the press for 3 years. For complete guidelines, go to

SOUTHERN FRIED KARMA seeks book-length fiction. Our mission: cultivate artistic voices of the new millennium with a local accent but a global view. We want the multiplicity of the cosmic experience: past, present, future, the good, the bad, and especially the unexpected. POC, LGBTQIA+, and women to the front.

TINDERBOX EDITIONS is reading full-length poetry manuscripts, including hybrid, prose poetry, and lyric essay for the months of December and January. In its third year, Tinderbox is a nonprofit independent press located in MN. Go to for more details. We look forward to reading your work!

GREEN LINDEN PRESS—named by Entropy as 1 of the best small presses of 2017—invites you to submit poetry chapbook manuscripts during our open reading period, now until March 20. Selected manuscript(s) will be published late 2019; authors will receive 20 copies and publicity. For details, see

POETRY CHAPBOOKS. Prolific Press is eagerly awaiting poetry submissions (20 pages of poetry). Professionally published with ISBN, barcode, press release, custom covers, online ordering, and all the flair that Prolific Press is known for. Payment: 10 copies. This is professional publishing, you pay nothing. Submissions are free. Learn more:

1¢ PER WORD paid to contributors for short stories up to 6,000 words. Who Knocks? Magazine is open for submissions! Showcasing new and emerging writers of horror stories, mysteries, and weird tales, we want your fiction stories, articles, and blogs. Website:

AJN, THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (print circ. 80,000 + digital editions), seeks poems, flash fiction, and visual art related to health or health care for its Art of Nursing department. Authors need not be healthcare professionals. Original perspectives and clear, unsentimental writing are preferred. $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Query Art of Nursing coordinator before submitting (use “Art of Nursing” in subject line):

AJN, THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING, seeks personal essays (850-word limit) describing experiences related to health and health care for its monthly Reflections department. Authors do not have to be healthcare professionals. We prefer clear writing with strong details and vivid characterization; $150 honorarium paid upon publication. For author guidelines and examples of articles published in this column, please go to and click on “Reflections” under “Author Guidelines,” or query the Reflections coordinator Madeleine Mysko:

ARLIJO, AN E-JOURNAL, will open for submissions of art, poetry, short fiction between January 15 to March 15. No reading fee; submit via portal: Payment: book from Gival Press catalog.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Westchester Review, an annual print journal, seeks short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, excerpts of plays, and graphic novels for its upcoming issue. Submissions accepted year-round. Writers should have a connection to Westchester County, NY, area. See website for guidelines:

CHANGES IN LIFE monthly online newsletter is seeking personal essays from women of all ages. New writers are encouraged to submit their work. For further details and submission guidelines, please visit the website at:

CHEST, the Journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, invites submissions of up to 2 previously unpublished, quality poems, maximum 350 words, on subjects of some medical relevance. See instructions at
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COLLATERAL is an online literary journal publishing poetry, fiction, CNF, and visual art that examines the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. Accepts submissions year-round, does not accept previously published work, no reading fee, publishes in May and November. Send submissions via our website:

COMSTOCK REVIEW open reading period (no fee) is January 1–March 31, 2019. See website for details for paper and online submissions. In our 33rd year, we choose poems solely on the basis of artistic merit. Also consider our contests (prizes total $1,350), single poem beginning April 1; chapbook contest beginning August 1 (prize $1,000 plus 50 copies to winner). Comstock Review, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website:

CREAM CITY REVIEW is a biannual literary journal featuring the best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork. We seek submissions that are memorable and energetic. There are no submission fees, and we are open for submissions January 1 to April 1. For complete guidelines, please visit us at

DASH LITERARY JOURNAL is now reading for its 11th print issue to be published in May 2019! We’re looking for previously unpublished short, emphatic poems (less than 30 lines), stories, hybrids, and essays (up to 1,500 words). Reading period closes March 1. Submissions accepted through Submittable:

EARTH’S DAUGHTERS: “Under the Rug” (sweep it, find it, left it, leave it, nothing there, remove from head, warm under feet, etc.). Submissions accepted between January 15 and March 15, 2019. Please see guidelines for submissions at

EKPHRASIS, a biannual journal, seeking poems, each based on a single work of art. No simultaneous submissions. Previously published poems okay if credited. Send 3–5 original poems, bio, e-mail, SASE, to: Ekphrasis, Laverne & Carol Frith, P.O. Box 161236, Sacramento, CA 95816-1236. Website:

EVENING STREET REVIEW (published twice a year) seeks previously unpublished work. Submit 3–6 poems or 1–2 prose pieces. Payment is 1 contributor’s copy. E-mail submissions are preferred as a single .docx or .rtf file. Mail to: or Evening Street Press, 2881 Wright St., Sacramento, CA 95821. Website:

A FORUM OF FICTION and poetry for over 50 years, descant seeks high-quality work in both innovative and traditional forms. Former and recent contributors include Ada Limón, Nancy Reddy, Clyde Edgerton, and Joyce Carol Oates. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style. We welcome online submissions (up to 5 poems or a single story of up to 5,000 words) at from September 1, 2018–April 1, 2019. Deadline: April 1, 2019. Website:

GIRLS RIGHT THE WORLD is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the third annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to by February 1, 2019. 

GYROSCOPE REVIEW seeks contemporary poetry for its quarterly digital/print journal. No-fee submissions accepted through Submittable; send no more than 4 poems per reading period. If you write seasonal poetry, “winter”-themed only please. Back issues available online. Next reading period: January 15–March 15. For guidelines, visit

HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR charges no fees and reads submissions August through April. Our work has been featured in the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Details and links to our submission manager can be found at

THE KERF SEEKS poetry for its annual issue. The editors are especially interested in themes related to humanity and/or environmental consciousness but are open to diverse subjects. Submit January 15 to March 31 annually. Include brief bio and SASE. The Kerf, College of the Redwoods, 883 W. Washington Blvd., Crescent City, CA 95531.

LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW (LPR) is seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art for its unthemed Summer 2019 issue. Submissions will be accepted from December 1 through March 1. LPR publishes diverse voices and aesthetics and encourages both emerging and established authors to submit. Review our guidelines at

THE MEDICAL LITERARY MESSENGER seeks thought-provoking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art related to medicine, illness, and the body. Our online submissions are free and are accepted on a rolling basis. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @medlitmessenger and visit us at

MISTAKE HOUSE MAGAZINE is looking for remarkable fiction and poetry by students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. Share your world and your voice. Submission window: October 15, 2018, to February 16, 2019. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at

MONTHS TO YEARS seeks submissions of creative nonfiction (up to 2,500 words), poetry, photography, and art related to death and dying. Submission guidelines:

THE OFFBEAT is calling for the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the zany for our next issue! We’re looking for indisputably unique and intriguing works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and sequential art, but not unnecessarily explicit content. Submissions accepted year-round. Guidelines available at:

PEN + BRUSH in print, the publishing arm of a 124-year-old nonprofit supporting the work of emerging and mid-career women writers, seeks poetry and short literary fiction by women and non-binary authors. We also accept novels: see our website for more information. No submission fee!

RATTLE SEEKS submissions by Instagram Poets for the Summer 2019 issue: Poems may be on any subject, but must have first appeared on Instagram and never in print. Deadline: January 15. Send up to 4 poems as links to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. Poets published receive $100. Online submissions accepted. Website:

SAN PEDRO RIVER REVIEW, a print journal of poetry and art. Open January 1–31 for the “Night”-themed issue. More at:

STEAM TICKET, the nationally circulated literary journal published by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of English, invites submissions of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and nonfiction for Volume 22. Deadline: March 15. For guidelines:

SUBMIT TO The Halcyone Literary Quarterly your best unpublished poetry, short stories, and art. Payment for featured writers and artists. Publication with the Black Mountain Press possible for contest entries. Other opportunities for artists, filmmakers, and writers. Website:

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW is open January 1 through March 31 for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We pay $50 for poetry & flash prose, $125 for longer work. Everything we accept comes from the open submission queue. Work from TLR has appeared in major anthologies. Guidelines:

TRUE STORY, a monthly mini-magazine from the editors of Creative Nonfiction, seeks unpublished works of longform narrative nonfiction between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject and in any style. No deadline. Complete guidelines at

TWO CITIES REVIEW call for submissions. Two Cities Review, an online literary review, seeks submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry up to 3,000 words. We publish high-quality writing that bridges the gap between forms or genres, and have particular interest in urban themes and stories. For info, visit

TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY is an online journal affiliated with Antioch University Los Angeles’s BA program in Creative Writing and is setting the bar for contemporary literature with bold and illuminating poetry, fiction, CNF, and quality experimental work. Read us. Write for us. Submissions accepted year-round. For guidelines, see

UPSTREET: Award-winning annual’s 15th issue seeks quality submissions of fiction and creative nonfiction. Past issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley, Sue William Silverman, Dani Shapiro, Douglas Glover, Robert Olen Butler, Joan Wickersham, Andre Dubus III, and Robin Black. Distributors: TNG, Media Solutions, Disticor (Canada). Chains: Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million. Deadline: March 1, 2019. For new guidelines, including payment, and to submit:

THE WOVEN TALE PRESS: Showcasing artists and writers from around the globe. Each day we also curate a wide variety of content, from interviews to book and exhibition reviews, and our flagship artist and writer website spotlights. Submit (free!) poetry, flash fiction, memoir, short stories, novel excerpts. Go to

YOU THINK YOU CAN WRITE, but maybe you can’t. You think you have something to say, but maybe you don’t. But, then again, maybe you excel at both. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome. The Great American Poetry Show. Submit whatever poems whenever by e-mail to

2017 NOMINEE: One of the top 100 literary blogs on the web. The RavensPerch literary magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For submission guidelines, visit us at

DO YOU HAVE A STORY that needs to be told? Beginning in January 2019, TulipTree will publish a new Story of the Week each week. These can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis. For details, see

2019 CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITERS’ CONFERENCE. Join us in Pittsburgh May 23–25 (Memorial Day weekend) for 3 days dedicated to the art of memoir, personal essays, narrative journalism, and more. Craft talks, breakout sessions, publishing advice, and master classes with writers, editors, and agents. Learn more at

2019 NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE Biennial Symposium. “Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads.” Saturday, March 23, 2019; 11 am–9:30 pm. Medgar Evers College, CUNY; Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. For more information and to register, visit

6TH LONGLEAF WRITERS CONFERENCE FL (May 11–20) features Rebecca Makkai, Seth Tucker, Matt Bondurant, and many more. This full week of intensive writing workshops, 1-day seminars, agent consultations, beach bonfires, etc., provides for all levels of writers and poets to generate and craft new work. Fellow/scholar application deadline: January 15. Enroll today!

BOLDFACE CONFERENCE FOR EMERGING WRITERS: May 20–24, 2019. Glass Mountain Magazine at the University of Houston announces annual conference for undergraduates and community writers. Featuring writers TBD with workshop faculty for readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, and more. $195 early bird registration! Questions?

THE CHICAGO WRITERS ASSOCIATION presents the 2nd annual Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference on March 16–17, 2019. The conference features speakers, panels, and interactive sessions geared toward honing your craft. You will have an opportunity to submit the first chapter of your novel to be read and critiqued by a publisher (4 winning entries will be chosen), and there will be a live lit event, open to registrants. Most meals are included (see our website for details). The cost is $325 for CWA members, $360 for nonmembers (nonmembers may join CWA for only $25/year and register as a member). The event will be held at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, 701 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Visit our website for more information:

JOIN US March 27–31, 2019, for the 33rd annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in the historic French Quarter. Over 100 writers and performers participating in literary panel discussions, writer’s craft sessions, scholars’ conference, theater productions, literary walking tours, culinary and music events, a book fair, and more. Visit

LIT CAMP WRITERS CONFERENCE. Held at Esalen in Big Sur, CA. Limited to 40 participants. This year’s faculty includes Jonathan Lethem, Dana Spiotta, and Alexander Chee, plus NY agent Brettne Bloom. Yoga, meditation, hot springs. Sunday, May 12 through Friday, May 17, 2019. Accepting submissions: October 1, 2018–January 31, 2019. Website:

SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE: February 14–17, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. New for 2019: 1-day Poetry Summit focused on writing and publishing your work. Main conference keynoters include Catherine Coulter, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Jane Friedman. Join 100+ presenters—agents, editors, publishers, poets, and authors. Event details at

SAN MIGUEL WRITERS’ Conference & Literary Festival: February 13–17, 2019 (Mexico). Featuring Adam Gopnik, Jennifer Clement, Paul Theroux, Susan Orlean, Cristina Garza, Sandra Gulland, Literary Death Match, and more! The most prestigious bilingual literary gathering in the Americas attracts established and emerging writers, and industry experts, from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and beyond. Readers and writers fill 10,000 seats over 5 days. It’s an inspiring week of intellectual exchange and cultural connection. San Miguel de Allende: #1 City in the World. Registration is open:

$1,000 PRIZE and publication in Mountain Troubadour is given annually for the winning poem. Submit 3 poems with $15 entry fee by February 1, 2019. Visit our website for complete guidelines. The Poetry Society of Vermont, Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Founded in 1947. Website:

$1,500 PRIZE! River Styx Microfiction Contest. 500 words maximum per story, up to 3 stories per entry. $20 entry fee includes 1-year subscription, or $10 fee for 1 issue with the winning stories. Mail or submit via Submittable by December 31. River Styx, 3139A South Grand, Suite 203, St. Louis, MO 63118. Website:

$2,250 IN AWARDS plus travel to Stockholm to attend SWF19 in May for the First Pages Prize. Submit the first 5 pages of your fiction or creative nonfiction work. Closes February 3, 2019. Open to unagented writers worldwide. To enter via Submittable from December, see

$4,000 IN AWARDS. Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by January 31—Best Poetry: $1,000; Fiction: $1,000; Nonfiction: $1,000; Flash Fiction: $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “This feels like a safe place for artists...Every communication I get from you has the same encouraging tone: Never give up. Keep writing. Your gift is important.”—Jessica M. Visit

2019 EDITOR’S REPRINT AWARDS offer $500+ in prizes and publication in Sequestrum for writers of previously-published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Two grand prize winners (1 fiction/nonfiction, 1 poetry) and minimum 2 runners-up. Submit via our online submission system. Doors open October 15. Deadline: April 30. E-mail: Full guidelines:

2019 LEAPFROG Fiction Contest is open January 15–May 1. Entry fee: $33. Adult and children’s novels, novellas, story collections, min. 22,000 words. Finalist judge TBD. Finalist award: $150, manuscript critique from finalist judge. Winner(s): finalist awards plus contract offer with author advance. Details: E-mail:  

2019 NEW AMERICAN Poetry Prize. $1,000 award and book publication. Final judge: Sara Gelston. Extended deadline: February 15, 2019. Minimum length: 48 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines:

2019 NEW POETRY from the Midwest. A biennial anthology featuring poetry from the Midwest published in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Journals may submit 3 poems for free. Poets may submit 3 poems for $3. Three $100 Heartland Poetry Prizes will be awarded. All contributors receive a free copy. More information:

2019 PRIME NUMBER MAGAZINE Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction. $1,000 first prize in each category plus publication in Prime Number Magazine. Reading fee $15. Poetry judged by Ginger Murchison. Short Fiction judged by Pinckney Benedict. Open January 1 to March 31. Submit online only through Submittable. Details at

2019 WATERSTON DESERT Writing Prize, celebrating its fifth year, will accept submissions January 1 through April 1, 2019. The prize honors nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place, and desert literacy, with the desert as subject and setting. It recognizes the vital role deserts play worldwide in the ecosystem and the human narrative. Emerging, mid-career, or established nonfiction writers are welcome to apply. The prize will recognize 1 writer with a $2,500 award, a reading and reception at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR, and a 4-week residency at Playa in Summer Lake, OR. Submission guidelines:

21ST ANNUAL BLUE LYNX Prize, $2,000 plus publication is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems. Submit manuscripts and $28 reading fee to P.O. Box 96, Spokane, WA 99210 or The 2018 winner is Joe Wilkins for his manuscript Thieve. Former winners include Jim Daniels, Carolyne Wright, Robert Gregory, Suzanne Lummis, and Lue Lipsitz. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Melissa Kwasny, Christopher Buckley, Dara Wier, Dorianne Laux, and Robert Wrigley. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

25th ANNUAL LITERAL LATTE Fiction Awards. $1,500 in prizes. Winners published in Literal Latte. Stories of all flavors and styles welcome, up to 20,000 words, entry fee $10. Literal Latte caffeinates the minds of readers and the careers of writers. Go to—for tastes, entry details, and submitting sumptuous words. Questions?

AHSAHTA PRESS Sawtooth Poetry Prize: $1,500 and publication for a poetry manuscript. Submit 50–100 pages in PDF, RTF, or MS Word on our website only. No acknowledgments page, bio, or identifying info in the manuscript. Deadline is midnight, March 1; winner expected in May. Brian Teare judges. Full guidelines at

AMERICA MEDIA Foley Poetry Contest. $1,000 prize. No entrance fee. Submissions accepted: January 1–March 31, 2019. One unpublished poem on any topic. 45 lines or fewer. Submit online: Mailed submissions: America. Foley Poetry Contest. 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10036. 

THE ANNUAL RATTLE Chapbook Prize offers $2,000 for a chapbook (up to 36 pages), plus 500 author copies, and distribution to Rattle’s 7,000+ subscribers. Entry fee of $25 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: January 15. For guidelines and to read past winners, visit our website:

ANTHOLOGY/CONTEST. TallGrass Writers Guild/Outrider Press. Poetry: max 32 lines w/spaces; prose max: 2,500 words on “Loon Magic & Other Night Sounds.” Deadline: April 30. Fees: 1–4 poems or each prose entry: $19. TWG members: $15 each. Prizes: $500 each category. No submission limit. Complete guidelines w/entry form:

ATTENTION: PROFESSIONAL LYRICISTS AND POETS. Help Terry Lee Nichols convert an instrumental track (At Peace album, track 2) to a lyrical ballad. Entrance fee: $20. Award: $750. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and send to Philip Spevak, 5912 SW 31 St., Miami, FL 33155. You will receive a 3-page lead sheet with instructions. Terry Lee Nichols and Philip Spevak will judge. Winner announced March 1, 2019.

BARRY SPACKS Poetry Award. Gunpowder Press is accepting book-length manuscripts of 48–100 pages for the fifth annual Barry Spacks Poetry Award, which honors Barry’s legacy of accessible yet challenging work. The prize is $500 + 50 author copies. Entry fee is $20. Stephen Dunn will judge. Full details at

BE PART OF CALIFORNIA’S OLDEST literary journal, established in San José in 1867. Reed Magazine’s contests offer prizes for nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and art. Submit online June 1–November 1 using Submittable; $20 entry fee includes a free copy. Winners are published in our handsome print journal. Details:

BELLINGHAM REVIEW’S annual contests for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are open December 1 to March 15. $1,000 first-place prizes. $20 entry fee. General submissions are open September 15 to December 1. Bellingham Review is dedicated to offering continual support to our authors. See complete submission guidelines at

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES at Duke University: Documentary Essay Prize. A prize of $3,000 from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is given biennially for the best in short-form documentary writing. The 15 to 20 page essay should demonstrate a reliance on documentary methods, specifically immersive fieldwork, research, and interviewing conducted over periods of time. The winning essay will be featured in CDS’ print and digital publications and also be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University. Deadline is February 15 and entry fee is $50. For more information, visit

CHATTAHOOCHEE REVIEW. Lamar York Prizes, November 1–January 31. Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Kevin Wilson will judge in fiction and Adriana Páramo will judge in nonfiction. Please visit the website for complete guidelines: 

CLOUDBANK IS interested in what you have to say and how you say it. We award a $200 prize for 1 poem or flash fiction in each issue. Submission deadline is February 28 for Cloudbank 13. Revive us with your fire. Find full guidelines at

CREATIVE NONFICTION magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Memoir.” We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most importantly—true. 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: February 25, 2019. Guidelines at

ENGINE BOOKS Fiction Prize with a new deadline. $2,000 advance plus publication by Engine Books. Judge: Susan Perabo. Submit your novel or story collection manuscript and $30 entry fee by January 30 at

FISCHER PRIZE. Open to American poets. All styles welcome. $3,000 in prizes and travel stipends. New: $500 Cantor Award for best CO poem. Judge: Berkeley’s Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González. Telluride Literary Arts Festival award ceremony, May 17, 2019 [CE]. Submission deadline May 1. For info, go to

FLASH FICTION on a supernatural theme. $500 first prize, $100 each for 2 honorable mentions, in The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition, plus publication on The Ghost Story website and in our paperbound anthology, “21st Century Ghost Stories.” Editors judge. $10 submission fee; January 31 deadline. Complete guidelines at:

THE FLORIDA REVIEW Editors’ Awards in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry: Winners receive $1,000 each and publication. Deadline: April 15. All submissions considered for publication. Entry fee, $25, includes a subscription to TFR. For guidelines and online submission link, see our website: Or go directly to Submittable:

FOURTH GENRE Steinberg Essay Contest is accepting submissions from January 1 to March 15 at The 2019 contest judge is Brenda Miller. Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP. $20 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines:

FROM JANUARY 1–January 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Winners receive $2,000 and publication. The $20 entry fee includes a 1-year subscription to Crazyhorse; all manuscripts entered will be considered for publication. For more information, please visit our website:

FULL-LENGTH AND CHAPBOOK Publication Contest. Award-winning Jacar Press, a Community Active press, seeks entries through April 30, 2019. Past judges included Marilyn Nelson, Chana Bloch, Dorianne Laux, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Hélène Cardona, Jamaal May, Rickey Laurentiis, Joseph Millar, Betty Adcock. Low fees, runners-up often published. Jacar sponsors workshops, readings, pays contest fees, and sends review copies out for winners. No requirement to presell.

GRAYSON BOOKS 2019 Chapbook Contest. $500 and 50 gorgeous copies to winner. 16–32 pages poetry, $20 reading fee. January 31 deadline. Simultaneous submissions accepted if we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Leslie McGrath to judge. For complete guidelines, see

GREAT RIVER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL eighth Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest. Over $2,000 in prizes. $5 entry fee, for up to 3 sonnets, by June 1. Either mailed to: Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest/GRSF; Attn: Ted Haaland, P.O.Box 1111, Winona, MN 55987; or electronically via web page, Complete details on web page. Welcome, sonnet writers!

HAZEL ROWLEY PRIZE for First-Time Biographers: Sponsored by Biographers International (BIO), the Rowley prize offers $2,000 for the best book proposal from a first-time biographer, plus introduction to a literary agent. Submissions due March 1. Guidelines and entry forms are available on the BIO website:

HUDSON REVIEW SHORT FICTION CONTEST. No submission fee. Submit original, unpublished fiction (10,000 words or less) to or mail to 33 West 67th Street, NY 10023. First Prize: $500. Second: $250. Third: $250. Prizes in addition to payment at regular rate. Deadline: January 31, 2019. Complete guidelines:

INDIANA UNIVERSITY South Bend’s 42 Miles Press Poetry Award will be awarded to an emerging/established poet for a book-length manuscript. The winner receives: $1,000, 50 copies, & will be invited to read in South Bend, IN. Deadline is March 1. David Dodd Lee will judge. Entry fee: $25. For complete guidelines, go to Oeding, Bernheim, Rasmovicz, Andrews, Peterson, Knapp, Lambright, Pritts, Samyn, Stobb, & you?

INLANDIA BOOKS invites you to submit to the Hillary Gravendyk Prize. Judges: Jessica Fisher and Megan Gravendyk-Estrella. Submit 48–100 pages poetry book manuscript through Submittable between February 1 and April 30, 2019. $20 submission fee. Two prizes: national and regional, $1,000 each plus 20 copies. Judged blind. Complete details:

THE KATHRYN A. MORTON PRIZE in Poetry and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction are open for submissions through February 15. Each awards a prize of $2,000, publication of the manuscript, and a Sarabande Writing Residency. $29 entry fee for each. Founders Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner will jointly judge both prizes. Guidelines at

OMNIDAWN OFFERS $3,000 prize for our annual First/Second Poetry Book Contest. Dawn Lundy Martin will judge. Electronic and postal submissions January 1–February 18. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $27. Entrants who add $3 shipping receive Omnidawn book of their choice. For guidelines, see

ON THE PREMISES is an online fiction magazine entering its 12th year. We feature newer and/or relatively unknown writers who write creative, compelling, well-crafted stories that use our contest premises well. We are open to authors from any country if their stories are written in English. Winning entries in no-fee short story contests launched each December and June are published in On The Premises. Each contest challenges writers to produce a great story based on a broad premise that we supply. Winning stories are published in individual magazine issues each April and October and pay up to $220. We also hold no-fee “mini-contests” 4 times a year in April, May, October, and November. Winning mini-contest entries are published on our website and pay up to $25. OTP does not charge fees for entering its contests. To learn more about OTP, write to or visit

THE ORISON PRIZES in Poetry & Fiction offer $1,500 and publication by Orison Books for a full-length manuscript in each genre. Judges: Eric Pankey (poetry) & Victor LaValle (fiction). Entry fee: $30. Entry period: December 1, 2018–April 1, 2019. For complete guidelines visit

THE POET’S BILLOW is currently accepting submissions for the Bermuda Triangle Prize. Three poems on a particular theme from up to 3 different poets will receive $50 each, for a total prize of $150. Poems will be published and considered for Pushcart and other qualifying prizes. Website:

POETRY & FICTION PRIZES. Send us up to 3 poems or 1 story up to 8K words from February 1–March 31 for a chance at $1,000 and publication. Entry for each prize is $20. Final poetry judge: Nuar Alsadir; fiction: TBA. Find more info here:

THE POETRY SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA announces the 2019 PSV Book Award for poetry books published in 2018. See website for details:

SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE City Works National Writer’s Award. Winner recognized in journal and at public reading. Prize: $100. Deadline: Friday, February 22. Up to 3 poems or 1 short story, e-mail submissions only: No submission fee. For submission information:

SELECTED SHORTS’ Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. Prize includes $1,000, publication on, a 10-week course with Gotham Writers Workshop, and 2 tickets to a performance of Selected Shorts featuring your winning story. Judge: Kelly Link. Max: 750 words. Fee: $25. Due: March 1, 2019. For complete guidelines, visit

SPORT LITERATE is awarding 2 $500 prizes in a Fight Contest. Boxing, wrestling, or simply the struggle between your ears, the “fight” is open to your interpretation in creative nonfiction or poetry. Reading fee includes a subscription. Hit us with your best shot by February 2, 2019. Guidelines online:

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS is accepting submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, judged by Billy Collins. The winner receives $5,000 in cash in addition to publication. Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. Website:

WERGLE FLOMP Humor Poetry Contest. No fee. 18th year. Top prize: $1,000. Total prizes: $2,250. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Submit 1 humor poem by April 1. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Enter at

WHEELBARROW BOOKS Poetry Prize, sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU, for poets yet to publish a book-length collection. $1,000 award and book publication, with distribution by MSU Press. Original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English, minimum 64 pages. $25 reading fee. Postmark deadline: February 28, 2019. Complete guidelines:

THE WINTER ANTHOLOGY Annual Contest. This year’s judge is Cole Swensen. Using the online system, submit by January 31 any amount of original poetry or prose written after 1999. All entries are considered for publication. $11 entry fee. $1,000 prize. For complete guidelines, visit

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ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS Residency Program with Master Fiction Writer (TBA) June 23–July 13, 2019 (application deadline January 20, 2019); Master Artist Joy Harjo (poet/musician/author) October 13–November 2, 2019 (application deadline May 12, 2019). Spend 3 weeks at ACA in New Smyrna Beach, FL, developing your work with the personal support and mentorship of nationally acclaimed Master Artists-in-Residence. Participation limited to 8 people. For full details, visit

DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM offers residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of literature, visual arts, media arts, music composition, choreography, and science. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains 1 hour south of San Francisco. Private studios and all meals included. Six sessions running from mid-April to mid-November. The program also offers workshops with varying deadlines in writing and movement alchemy. CORE season deadline: March 15, 2019, for residencies in 2020. E-mail: Website:

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MARGE PIERCY offers her eighth annual juried intensive poetry workshop June 17–21 in Wellfleet, MA, Cape Cod. A serious craft workshop in a beautiful place. Morning workshops. Afternoon conferences. A public reading. A hands-on workshop.  Raises talented poets to a higher level with enormously increased chances for publication. Complete information, submission guidelines, comments from previous participants:

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