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CAVEAT EMPTOR! Poets & Writers Magazine is unable to check all claims made by advertisers. Readers should be aware of publishers who charge, rather than pay, an author for publication; publishers who do not pay for publication, even in copies; publishers who require a purchase before publication; and contests that charge high reading fees. The magazine recommends that you see the publication and submission guidelines before submitting a manuscript.

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for an anthology of women’s experiences in the rock and roll world—poetry/flash fiction/short fiction. No lurid sexual adventures or drug-induced hazes. For guidelines, go to our homepage: www.cervenabarvapress.com.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Women in their 80s! Seeking prose and poetry for an anthology on the joys and challenges of being an octogenarian. Previously published work accepted. No submission fees. Edited by Dena Taylor and Wilma Marcus Chandler. Deadline: December 31. E-mail entries to detaylor@cabrillo.edu or snail mail to W. Chandler, 885 35th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

​​PUBLIC POETRY PRESS seeks submissions for an anthology about “Habits.” Your own habits or habits of others; good habits, bad habits, reading habits, work habits, eating habits, spending habits, writing habits, breaking habits, etc. Early Entries: December 15. Final deadline: January 15, 2023. Awards, guidelines, and submission info: www.publicpoetry.net.

RATTLE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS by children for our annual Young Poets Anthology—poets must be age 15 or younger. Deadline: November 15. Children, parents, or teachers (with parent’s permission and contact information) may send up to 4 poems using our online submission manager. Website: www.rattle.com/children.

REBEL ANTHOLOGIES is a publisher/marketing firm that launches careers. We promote you in magazines, podcasts, and bookstores in Manhattan for a fee of $560. In our upcoming anthology, we will award 2 writers with free marketing packages to have their work in the anthology promoted. Submit 5 poems at www.rebelanthologies.com. No fee to submit.

WANT YOUR SHORT STORY published in an anthology whose debut garnered 110 reader reviews on Amazon in its first 5 months, 102 of them 5-stars? If so, submit! Website: www.coolestamericanstories.com. And if you enjoy reading interesting stories, feel free to order a COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2022. Website: www.amzn.to/3M8RCJR.

WOMEN’S THEMED CREATIVE NONFICTION anthology series now accepting submissions. First theme: “Toxic Workplaces,” due December 12. Submit your 1,000- to 5,000-word essay pasted in body of e-mail to: women.write.about@gmail.com. Compensation: $0.02/word + copy for previously unpublished. Previously published considered but no cash payment. E-mail to be notified of future themes and deadlines.

 

ATMOSPHERE PRESS is currently seeking submissions of full-length book manuscripts in all genres—from poetry to fiction to memoir and beyond—with no reading fee. Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to honesty, transparency, professionalism, kindness, and making your book awesome. Learn more at: atmospherepress.com.

BLUE LIGHT PRESS BOOK AWARD—Imagistic, inventive, honest poems that push the edge. Send 50- to 75-page manuscript, SASE, and $20 reading fee to Blue Light Press, P.O. Box 150300, San Rafael, CA 94915 by February 1, 2023. For guidelines, e-mail bluelightpress@aol.com. Website: www.bluelightpress.com.

FAW (FRIENDS OF AMERICAN WRITERS) seeks book submissions for its annual 101-year-old literary awards in 2 categories: Literature for adults and literature for children and young adults. Publishers and/or authors are invited to submit books published in 2022. Generous monetary prizes awarded. Guidelines: Authors must reside (or have resided) in the American Midwest. Books set in the region (even if the author is non-resident) also qualify. Fiction or creative nonfiction, please. No self-published or e-books, poetry, genres, or series books. Authors of more than 3 published books are ineligible. (If an author has multiple books published in 2022, all are eligible.) Books nominated for the award must be submitted to the FAW Awards Committees by December 10, but we appreciate entries ASAP. No application forms! Please send 2 copies of each book and author info as early as possible to: Karen Pulver, Literature Awards Chair, 748 Western Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. E-mail: kspulver@gmail.com. For info on previous awards, please visit  www.fawchicago.org/awards.php.

RIOT IN YOUR THROAT will be open for full-length poetry manuscripts (60–80 pages) by a single author November 1–30. Submission fee: $10. Prize: $500 + 50 author copies. Seeks fierce, feminist poets. Guidelines: www.riotinyourthroat.com/contact-submissions.

THE STEPHEN MITCHELL PRIZE FOR POETRY IN TRANSLATION. Honoring Mitchell’s linguistic and poetic acumen, Green Linden Press will award $1,000 and publication for a book-length manuscript translated from any language into English. All finalists are considered for publication. Reading fee: Variable. Deadline: October 1. For details visit www.greenlindenpress.submittable.com/submit

 

 

COMSTOCK REVIEW CHAPBOOK CONTEST, $1,000 plus 50 copies to author. Submit manuscript 25–34 pages (see line limit per page) between August 1–October 31. Entry fee $30 (online extra) includes copy of winning chapbook. Visit website for complete guidelines, which must be followed. Peggy Sperber Flanders, founding editor, will judge. Checks and manuscripts: Comstock Review Chapbook Contest, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org; www.facebook.com/pages/comstock-review/186488898068352?ref=ts

‘22 SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER SEQUESTRUM themes are 1) “Fantasy,” 2) “Cross Genre,” and 3) “Time!” Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Themes close October 15! Payment + publication. Submit via our online submission system. Deadline: October 15. E-mail: sequr.info@gmail.com. Full guidelines: www.sequestrum.org.

ABANDONED MINE is a new poetry journal (quarterly online, selected annual print), now accepting submissions for our ***inaugural year***. We are seeking poems people will be inspired to re-read and share with family and friends. Please visit www.abandonedmine.org for examples and complete submission guidelines.

AJI MAGAZINE is calling for poetry, short fiction, literary nonfiction, reviews, photography, and graphic art from emerging and established writers and artists. Submissions open on May 1 and November 1 and close once the upcoming issue is filled. Back issues are available at www.ajimagazine.com; e-mail queries can be sent to ajimagazine@gmail.com

THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW, an award-winning lit magazine for writers and poets with mental illnesses, is now accepting submissions to its annual hard-copy publication. Send your work with a cover letter to ar@awakeningsproject.org. But first browse our submission guidelines, found at www.awakeningsproject.org.

BAYOU MAGAZINE accepts fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions September 1–May 1, with contests running October 1–January 1. Experienced and debut writers are welcome. See our website for details: www.bayoumagazine.org.

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW’S themed issue on “Taking Care” seeks poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction that celebrate the many ways in which we care for one another, for ourselves, and for the world. Submissions open September 1–December 31. Entry fee: $5. Website: www.blreview.org.

THE BLUEBIRD WORD is a new online literary journal for poetry, flash nonfiction, and flash fiction. We are interested in showcasing work from emerging authors as well as contributions from writers across all cultural backgrounds and experience levels. For complete submission guidelines visit www.thebluebirdword.com/submit

BLUELINE: A LITERARY MAGAZINE Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and nonfiction about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Please identify simultaneous submissions; notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged as Word files to blueline@potsdam.edu. Please identify the genre in the subject line. Website: www.bluelineadkmagazine.org.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for an issue on “Refugees,” Fiction International will be accepting fiction, nonfiction, and indeterminate prose between October 1, 2022 and February 15, 2023. Submit texts and visuals via Submittable. Queries: hjaffe@sdsu.edu.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Creosote: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. Please submit hard copies of 3–5 poems or prose up to 5,000 words. Submission deadline: March 1, 2023. Simultaneous submissions OK with notice. Mail to: Creosote, Ken Raines, editor, Eastern Arizona College, 615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, AZ  85552.

CALLING DANVILLE WRITERS…New literary journal seeking well-written submissions from Danville writers—any Danville—there are 26 worldwide; for news about upcoming awards, guidelines for submission, check out: www.pulse-and-echo.com. Our inaugural (Spring 2022) issue is available to download. Submissions (poetry, prose) open August 15–September 30.

CLOCKHOUSE, published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2022 volume.  Past volumes include works by Samiya Bashir, Lucas de Lima, Cynthia Manick, Paisley Rekdal, and Ira Sukrungruang, among terrific new voices. Reading September 1 through December 15. Submission guidelines and mission statement: www.clockhouse.net.

COLLATERAL PUBLISHES LITERARY AND VISUAL ART concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. We read year round, charge no fees, and publish each May and November. Submit through our website: www.collateraljournal.com.

DEEP WILD: WRITING FROM THE BACKCOUNTRY, home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads, wants wild words, all genres. September 1–December 1. Also seeking entries for our Graduate Poetry Contest, November 1, 2022–February 1, 2023. No fees! Read guidelines/order a back issue at www.deepwildjournal.com.

EVENING STREET REVIEW 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: editor@eveningstreetpress.com or Evening Street Press, 2881 Wright St., Sacramento, CA 95821. Website: www.eveningstreetpress.com.

FOR DASH ISSUE 16, we seek previously unpublished art, poems, stories, nonfiction, and hybrid pieces: poems, 3–5, up to 30 lines each; fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid, up to 2,000 words. Our theme is “Futurisms,” conceived broadly. Whether named movements like Eco-, Afro-, or Indigenous futurisms, emergent forms like altermundos, silkpunk, or hopepunk, or approaches unnamed, we want writing that moves us. Submissions open October 20, 2022 and close March 1, 2023, with all submission decisions made by late April and publication in May 2023. Website: www.dash.submittable.com.

FOUNDED IN 2000, The Bryant Literary Review is an international journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction housed at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Authors can submit work to: www.bryantliteraryreview.submittable.com/submit. For past issues, see www.digitalcommons.bryant.edu. Reading period for Vol. 24 (2023) is September 1 to December 1.

FOURTH GENRE: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to www.fourthgenre.org between August 30 and November 30 for more information including detailed submission guidelines.

FRONT RANGE REVIEW is now accepting online submissions of literary short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its 23rd annual issue. Our reading period is August 15–December 1. To see guidelines and submit, visit www.frontrange.edu/frontrangereview

GIRLS RIGHT THE WORLD is a journal inviting female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work to girlsrighttheworld@gmail.com by December 31. Include a note mentioning your age and where you’re from. We ask to be first to publish your work in North America; after publication, rights return to you.

GLASSWORKS MAGAZINE seeks poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art/photography for upcoming print issues. Contributor copies provided. Reading period open until December 15. Also seeking flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in Flash Glass, our online feature. Read guidelines and submit at: www.rowanglassworks.org.

GLIMPSE SEEKS POEMS for Issue #56. For guidelines, SASE to George J. Searles, editor, Box 51, Clinton, NY 13323 or see www.glimpsepoetrymagazine.com.

THE BMP LITERARY QUARTERLY wants your best unpublished poetry, short stories, and art. Website: www.thehalcyone.submittable.com. Publication awards for winning entries. HerWords literary magazine for women and JanusWords for LGBT+.

HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR charges no fees and reads submissions from late summer to early spring. Our work has been featured in the Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. Details can be found at www.hawaiipacificreview.org.

LITBOP: ART AND LITERATURE in the Groove is open for submissions. Published as a Kindle e-book and a POD paperback. No payment. No submission fee. Submit at www.duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/litbop-art-and-literature-in-the-groove-ylbUJ. Our first issue featured fiction by Christine Sneed and Libby Fisher-Hellman and art by Kat Ace. Learn more at www.litbop.com.

THE MEADOW SEEKS submissions in poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, and cover art for our Summer 2023 issue. Submit up to 5 poems and keep prose under 5,000 words at www.themeadow.submittable.com/submit. The Meadow is both a print and online journal. Payment is 2 copies. Our deadline is January 15, 2023. 

THE MEDICAL LITERARY MESSENGER seeks thought-provoking poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art related to medicine, illness, and the body. Online submissions are free and accepted on a rolling basis. Visit us at www.med-lit.vcu.edu for more information or contact us at medlit@vcuhealth.org

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SHORT EDITION, an innovative publishing platform affiliated with the international publisher Short Edition, seeks short work (8,000-character max, about 1,000 words) exploring the theme of “Water.” Submissions accepted through December 16. Selected work will appear online and in MSU Short Edition machines and will be considered for publication internationally. “Water,” for our purposes, will be broadly interpreted and might include meditations on physical, social, racial, environmental, or other themes. We seek work that avoids platitudes and sentimentality, demonstrates a deep understanding of craft, and engages with fresh thinking. Visit: www.lib.msu.edu/shortedition/submissions.

MONTHS TO YEARS seeks submissions of creative nonfiction (up to 2,500 words), poetry, photography, and art related to death and dying as well as the broader themes of loss and grief. Submission guidelines: www.monthstoyears.org/submission-guidelines. We welcome submissions from writers in underrepresented communities.

MUSE ART/LITERARY JOURNAL is open for submissions September 15 to December 15 for Spring 2023. Send 1 prose piece (1,500 words max) or up to 3 poems; include contact & bio: RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92506. We also accept submissions at muse@rcc.edu. Please e-mail attachment (prefer .doc) with “LastName–Genre–Title” in the subject line. Do not put submissions in the body of the e-mail. Full guidelines at www.rcc.edu/muse.

NOMINEE: RANKED SIXTH among Top 25 Literary Magazines & Publications in 2022 (Feedspot). The RavensPerch Literary Magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For submission guidelines, visit us at www.theravensperch.com.

PEDESTAL MAGAZINE will accept submissions of poetry during its mid-September cycle. No restrictions on theme, style, length, or genre. Please visit the website for details and to view current/archived work: www.thepedestalmagazine.com.

PENSIVE: A GLOBAL JOURNAL OF SPIRITUALITY & THE ARTS, innovative online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes unpublished poetry, prose, visual art, translations. Visit www.pensivejournal.com; submit via Submittable February 1–May 15 or August 1–November 15. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged. Recent contributors include Baca, Bruchac, M. Collins, Chess, Cording, Espada, Glancy, Hoffman, Lea, Marchant, D.S. Martin, MEH, Metres, Piercy, Samaras, Sholl, more. Spring issue is opened-themed, with special section on spiritual responses to current events & voices from "inside” and “outside" (e.g. incarcerated, homeless, refugee communities, and their allies).

PINYON INVITES HIGH-QUALITY SUBMISSIONS of poetry and short fiction from emerging and established writers. Reading period is August 1 to December 1. Send short bio, including e-mail address and SASE to PINYON, Department of Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122 or check our website at www.thepinyon.wordpress.com to submit electronically.

THE PLENTITUDES is a quarterly international literary journal showcasing captivating short stories, personal essays, and poetry from diverse voices. We are accepting submissions for our Fall 2022 issue, which will include 10–15 original pieces of prose and poetry. Reading fee: $5. Honorarium: $50. Deadline: July 31. Submit at: www.theplentitudes.com/submit

PUERTO DEL SOL IS SEEKING work engaging with the theme of “Touch.” An embrace, a fist, a long-distance call. Something kept or lost. Midas walking a world of money. A rhesus macaque clinging to his inanimate mother. Submit prose and poetry grappling with the need, the scarcity, the fear of this essential thing at www.puertodelsol.org. Deadline: November 15.

RATTLE SEEKS POETRY SUBMISSIONS from Irish poets for the Spring 2023 issue: Poems may be on any subject, but must be written by poets who identify as Irish and lived in Ireland for a significant portion of their lives. Deadline: October 15. Submit up to 4 unpublished poems using our online submission manager. Website: www.rattle.com.

RIVERSEDGE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS of poetry, prose (fiction, nonfiction, plays), and graphic lit in English, Spanish, and anything in between. Poetry and prose submissions eligible for annual contests. Previous contributors include Sandra Cisneros, Naomi Shihab Nye, Denise Duhamel, and Esteban Rodriguez, among others. Submissions accepted October 1, 2022 to March 1, 2023. For guidelines visit www.riversedgejournal.com.

SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW invites no-fee submissions of CNF, fiction, poetry, and visual art. This year’s suggested theme is “Myth: Invention, Legend, and Lore.” Word limit per prose submission is 2,000 words per submission period; poets may submit up to 5 poems per submission period. Submit via Submittable by November 1. Learn more at www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review.

SLAB IS SEEKING your oddest and best fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and text-based art for our upcoming issue #18. Algorithm-free reading done by real humans and a pet sloth named Rocky. Submission info/back issues at www.slablitmag.org.

SUBMISSIONS TO SANGAM LITERARY MAGAZINE for Fall 2022 (Vol. 3, Issue 2) are open. Home to Louisiana’s former Poet Laureate and Southern University’s Languages and Literature Department, Sangam welcomes your best work. See: www.subr.edu/page/submissions. We are looking forward to you being part of Sangam’s emerging position in today’s literary tradition.

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW pays writers! $55 for poetry & flash prose, $135 for longer pieces. Work from TLR has appeared in major anthologies, and everything we accept comes from the open submission queue. We’re reading poetry, fiction, and nonfiction August 1 through October 15. Guidelines: www.tahomaliteraryreview.com.

TINT JOURNAL, the literary magazine for non-native English creative writing, publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by writers who compose their work in English as their second or foreign language. See our homepage for our open calls and our guidelines, and submit via www.tintjournal.com/submit (no fee). #showyourtint.

TWO HAWKS QUARTERLY is a digital journal affiliated with Antioch University Los Angeles’ BA program in creative writing and is setting the bar for contemporary literature with bold and illuminating poetry, fiction, CNF, art, and quality experimental work. Submissions accepted October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. For guidelines, see www.twohawksquarterly.com.

UNDER THE SUN, a journal of creative nonfiction, will be reading submissions for its 27th annual edition from September 1, 2022–January 2, 2023. Please address all correspondence to Martha Highers, editor, at underthesun1996@gmail.com (preferred) or via ground mail at Under the Sun, P.O. Box 332, Cookeville, TN 38506.

WATERWHEEL REVIEW is reading for Season 3, September 2022–May 2023. We publish 3 pieces of writing per month without labeling by genre and link each piece to the art world (photo, painting, sculpture, film, dance, music). We celebrate our authors on social media, through our newsletter, and by nominating for prizes. Visit us here: www.waterwheelreview.com.

THE WOVEN TALE PRESS MAGAZINE, both online and print, features the finest literary and art from around the world. Submit (free!) poetry, flash fiction, memoir, short stories, novel excerpts. Go to our “submit” page at www.thewoventalepress.net.

THE WRITER’S WORKSHOP REVIEW publishes the best in creative nonfiction, fiction, and interviews and pays for published stories. Send us narrative nonfiction, personal essays, short stories, short shorts, as well as travel, food and wine, and writing with a strong narrative element. Submissions: Kathleen Glassburn at kathleenglassburn@gmail.com. For more, contact nick@thewritersworkshop.net. Websites: www.thewritersworkshop.net or www.thewritersworkshopreview.net

 

29TH ANNUAL WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY, January 13–16, 2023, Atlantic City, NJ area. Join us for small, intensive workshops in fiction, memoir, nonfiction, poetry, and songwriting. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback, and an encouraging community. Scholarships available. Register early and save: www.stockton.edu/wintergetaway.

JOIN US “LIVE” AT THE 22ND ANNUAL TAOS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL from Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15 in beautiful Taos, NM. Featured storytellers include headliner Carmen Agra Deedy, “Juba” Addison, and Cisco Guevara. Events include a community storytelling night, workshop, story circle, and the main performance. FMI call 575-758-0081 or www.somostaos.org/taos-storytelling-festival/#about.

MASS MOCA WRITING THROUGH ART POETRY RETREAT: October 6–10 in the Berkshires. A generative boot camp for poets. Immersive exercises and writing in museum galleries explore ways that art opens the imagination, allowing access to memories, emotions, and new creative expression. Emerging and experienced poets welcome. Website: www.janfreeman.net/workshops-readings; e-mail: janfreemanpoetry@gmail.com.

THE WRITER’S HOTEL Virtual Poetry Weekend 2022, October 12–16: All-generative and all-star. Apply through September 30. Pre-conference manuscript reviews, generative workshops, and readings. Faculty includes Chris Abani, Richard Blanco, Mark Doty, Cristina García, Cornelius Eady, Kimiko Hahn, Nathalie Handal, Juan Felipe Herrera, Marilyn Nelson, Alexandra Oliver, Carey Salerno, Tim Seibles, Maggie Smith, Brian Turner, and Jenny Xie. Website: www.writershotel.com/twh-2022-poetry-weekend.

$1,000 PRIZE AND PUBLICATION by Cloudbank Books is given annually for a collection of poetry, flash fiction, or a combination of the two. Robert Morgan will be the final judge. Submit a 60-to-90-page manuscript with $25 entry fee by November 30 via Submittable or by mail. For complete guidelines visit www.cloudbankbooks.com.

$1,000 PRIZE + PUBLICATION FOR A FIRST BOOK in fiction or creative nonfiction by a Hispanic, Latino/a/x, or Chicana/o/x writer. Inlandia Institute’s Eliud Martínez Prize honors the memory of Eliud Martínez (1935–2020), artist, novelist, and professor emeritus of creative writing at University of California, Riverside. Opens November 1. Website: www.inlandiainstitute.org/books/the-eliud-martinez-prize.

$1,500 FIRST PRIZES. Lit/South Awards from Charlotte Center for Literary Arts. Awards: $1,500, $500, $250 plus publication in Litmosphere Journal, in poetry (3 poems), fiction (4,000 words), and nonfiction (4,000 words). Open to current/past residents of NC, SC, GA, TN, VA. Open September 1 to November 1. Entry fee: $15, includes print journal. Guidelines: www.charlottelit.org/press/awards.

$4,000 IN AWARDS. Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by November 30—Best Poetry: $1,000; Fiction: $1,000; Nonfiction: $1,000; Flash Fiction: $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “New Millennium has a very welcoming website. The quotes from other authors are very positive about the experience, and there is a clear sense that new writers are invited to the table.”—Brian Giddens, recent submitter. Visit: www.newmillenniumwritings.org.

2022 FALL NOVEL SLICES CONTEST: 5 novel-excerpt writers will receive $150 each and publication in the winning issue. Submit novel excerpts of approximately 4,000 to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a digital copy of the award issue, by October 31. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez to judge. For complete guidelines visit www.novelslices.com/contest.

2022 MAYDAY CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE. $1,000 award and publication. Deadline: November 1. To submit, send an essay (2,000–7,500 words) exploring the theme of “Disappearance” (of people, places, things, etc.). Final judge: Darin Strauss, bestselling author of the award-winning memoir Half a Life and most recently The Queen of Tuesday. Reading fee: $20. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines: www.maydaymagazine.com/contests

2022 OPEN COUNTRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Open to any poet writing in English. Please submit a chapbook of original poems, 20–30 pages. Submissions will be read blind. Deadline: October 1. The final 5 chapbooks will be forwarded to the contest judge, Melissa Kwasny. The winner will receive $500 and 10 author copies. Your connection to Montana will be winning this chapbook contest, should you! To see our previous winners and submit, visit www.opencountrypress.org.

2023 NEW AMERICAN POETRY PRIZE. $1,500 and book publication. Final judge: Jamaica Baldwin, author of Bone Language (forthcoming 2023). Deadline: January 15, 2023. Minimum length: 48 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines: www.newamericanpress.com/2023-new-american-poetry-prize-final-judge-jamaica-baldwin.

THE 9TH ANNUAL PERMAFROST BOOK PRIZE offers publication of a book-length work of nonfiction, $1,000, and distribution through University of Alaska Press. Final judge: Joy Castro. Deadline: October 1. Entry fee: $20. For complete guidelines, please visit: www.permafrostmag.uaf.edu/2022-permafrost-book-prize-in-nonfiction

17TH ANNUAL SMITH COLLEGE POETRY PRIZE for New England & New York High School Girls in 10th & 11th grades. Award: $500 & opportunity to present poem. Judge: Danusha Laméris. No entry fee. Submissions: September 1–December 1. Sponsored by the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College. Guidelines, eligibility, required entry form: www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/wp/outreach/hs-poetry-prize.

ALICE JAMES AWARD. $5,000, book publication. AJB is accepting full-length poetry manuscripts postmarked or via Submittable until October 16. Entrants must reside in the US. Additional manuscripts may also be chosen for publication as the Editor’s Choice. Guidelines: www.alicejamesbooks.org/submit.

THE ATLANTIS AWARD is given for the best poem. The winning poet receives $300, publication, and will be featured in an interview on The Poet’s Billow website. Finalists may be published. We nominate for Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Best New Poets. Website: www.thepoetsbillow.org/poetry-awards

BELLINGHAM REVIEW’S ANNUAL CONTESTS for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction are open December 1 to March 15. $1,000 first-place prizes. $15 entry fee. Submission waivers available for BIPOC folx. 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 www.bhreview.org.

BIRDY POETRY PRIZE, BY MEADOWLARK PRESS. $1,000 cash prize, publication, and 50 copies. Submit 1 full-length poetry book manuscript (55–150 pages). Entry fee: $25. Submissions open: September 1 to December 1. Learn more: www.birdypoetryprize.com

BRIAR CLIFF REVIEW POETRY, FICTION, AND CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST. $1,000 and publication for best unpublished poem, story, and creative nonfiction essay. Submit 1 story, 1 essay, or 3 poems with $20. All entrants receive magazine. No manuscripts returned. Contest reading time: August 1–November 1. Name/address on cover sheet only. Open to all writers. Submit online or snail mail. SASE required. Address: Briar Cliff Review Contest, 3303 Rebecca St., Sioux City, IA 51104. Website: www.bcreview.org.

BRIGHT HILL PRESS 29TH POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Electronic deadline: November 30. Submissions with a later date will be discarded. Entrance fee: $17. Details and info to set up an account at www.brighthillpress.org/submissions. Winner receives publication, $350, and 30 copies of his/her professionally printed chapbook, nationally advertised and distributed. Results announced in Spring 2023—Publication late 2023. Website: www.brighthillpress.org.

CALLING ALL GIFTED FICTION WRITERS! Lilith Magazine—independent, Jewish, & frankly feminist—seeks quality short fiction, 3,000 words or under, for our Annual Fiction Contest. First prize: $250 + publication. We seek work with both feminist and Jewish content, and are eager to read submissions from writers of color/ the LGBT community, as well as from emerging writers of any age. Please submit to info@lilith.org with “Fiction Contest” and your name in subject line and full contact info on manuscript. Deadline: December 31.

CHOEOFPLEIRN PRESS SEEKS BOOK-LENGTH NONFICTION manuscripts for the Kenneth Johnston Nonfiction Book Contest. The contest runs September 4–December 31. For details see www.choeofpleirnpress.com.

CIDER PRESS REVIEW BOOK AWARD. Prize: $1,500 and publication of full-length poetry collection. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading period: September 1–November 30. Reading fee: $26. Judge: Lauren Camp. Submit 48–80 page manuscript to www.ciderpressreview.com or mail to CPR, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. Guidelines: www.ciderpressreview.com/bookaward.

CODHILL PRESS PAULINE UCHMANOWICZ POETRY AWARD: $1,000 plus 25 copies. Distribution by SUNY Press. Deadline: December 30. Submit book-length manuscript (48–72 pages), acknowledgements, table of contents, and cover page (name, address, phone, e-mail) to: www.codhillpoetryaward.submittable.com/submit. $30 entry fee. For complete guidelines: www.codhill.com.

DZANC BOOKS seeks innovative literary fiction and story collections for its annual contests. Contests include the annual Prize for Fiction, offering a $5,000 advance and publication, and the Short Story Collection Prize, $2,500 advance/publication. $25 reading fee per submission. Contests close September 30. Details at www.dzancbooks.org.

EVENT MAGAZINE’S NONFICTION CONTEST: $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Enter by October 15. Now celebrating its 50th year of publication. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels to submit their work. Explore the creative nonfiction form. 5,000-word limit. For full contest details, visit www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-nf.

FIRST PAGES PRIZE is celebrating 5 years of supporting emerging writers! We invite un-agented writers worldwide to enter the first 5 pages of a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction. Visit www.firstpagesprize.com for announcements of our 2022 winners and info for the 2023 prize.

THE HOLDEN VAUGHN SPANGLER AWARD—Winner receives $200 and publication in Spring 2023 edition of RCC MUSE. Submission fee: $5 by check, payable to “RCC MUSE” or Venmo @RCCMUSE. Submit up to 3 poems about a child or childhood, September 15 to December 15. Spangler Award, RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92506. Also accepting submissions at muse@rcc.edu. Please e-mail attachment (prefer .doc) with “LastName–Spangler Award–Title” in the subject line. Do not put submissions in the body of the e-mail. Full guidelines at www.rcc.edu/muse

THE INAUGURAL EVARISTO AFRICAN POETRY PRIZE, formerly known as the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, is accepting submissions by African poets from October 1 to November 1. Winner will receive $1,500 for a packet of 10 poems. The Evaristo Prize is open to African writers who have not yet published a full-length poetry book. An African writer is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, or who has one or more African parents. For more information visit www.africanpoetrybf.unl.edu

JOIN THE 156-YEAR LEGACY OF REED MAGAZINE, Pushcart Prize winner for 2022 and 2023. Ranked among “Best Writing Contests” for literary journals, annually awarding $1,000 and more for original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. Contestants receive complimentary edition. Submissions open June 1–November 1. Visit: www.reedmag.org/submit.

LITMAG’S VIRGINIA WOOLF AWARD for Short Fiction: First prize: $2,500, publication, & agency review. Deadline: December 31. Entry fee: $20. LitMag’s Anton Chekhov Award for Flash Fiction: First prize: $1,250, publication, & agency review. Deadline: November 30. Entry fee: $16. All entries will be considered for publication. Guidelines: www.litmag.com.

NILSEN PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL, NOVELLA, or linked story collection. Winner receives $2,000, publication, distribution. Deadline: November 1. $25 fee. Enter through our Submittable page. Full guidelines at www.semopress.com/events/nilsen-prize.

NOT SURE IF YOUR MANUSCRIPT IS PUBLISHABLE? “25-4-25” is a year-round critique service/contest sponsored by Hudson Valley Scribes. For only $25, published authors will provide extensive critique of the first 25 pages of your WIP. Prizes for best entries. See www.hudsonvalleyscribes.com/25-4-25.html for more details. Questions? E-mail: hudsonvalleycontest@gmail.com.

PATRICIA DOBLER POETRY AWARD 2022: Open to women writers over the age of 40 living in the U.S. who haven’t published a full-length book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction (chapbooks excluded). Winner receives $1,000; publication in Voices from the Attic; round-trip travel, lodging, and reading at Carlow University in Pittsburgh with final judge. Poems must be unpublished, up to 75 lines; up to 2 poems, any style, per submission ($20 fee). September 30 receipt deadline. Phone: (412) 578-6346; e-mail: sewilliams412@carlow.edu; or www.carlow.edu for complete rules.

PRESS 53 AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION: $1,000, publication, and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Claire V. Foxx, Press 53 short fiction editor, will serve as judge. Deadline: Midnight, December 31. Winner and finalists announced before May 1. Reading fee: $30. Information at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction.

PRINCEMERE POETRY PRIZE: $300 for winning poem, $200 divided among runners-up. $5 fee for 3 unpublished poems. Deadline: September 15. Submit online at Submittable (www.princemerepoetryprize.submittable.com). Paper submissions accepted from incarcerated poets: Princemere Poetry Prize, 255 Grapevine Rd., Wenham, MA 01984. Previous winners at: www.princemere.com.

THE RACHEL WETZSTEON CHAPBOOK AWARD, run by Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing & Art, seeks poetry submissions for its 2022 contest. Submissions are no-fee from April through July. Website: www.mapliterary.org

RHINO 2023 FOUNDERS’ PRIZE CONTEST, with up to $1,400 available prizes! Our 2023 guest judge is Niki Herd, author of the poetry collection The Language of Shedding Skin. Herd’s poems have been anthologized in Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta!, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and elsewhere. We are open August 1–September 30 (or until monthly caps are reached) for FP Contest submissions. Entry fee of $15 per submission, up to 5 poems; first prize $500 and 2 runners-up prizes of $100 each. All submissions considered for publication in our 2023 issue, and for our $500 Editors’ Prize ($100 for second or third place.) For 40+ years, RHINO’s award-winning annual print journal has featured stunning, eclectic work—“powerful poetry from beginning to end” (New Pages). Website: www.rhinopoetry.org.

RIVER HERON REVIEW, a free access digital journal, seeks your poetry submissions. Open September 1 to November 30, River Heron Editors’ Prize contest with $500 award, a reading, and publication. Also publishing Poems, For Now, an issue of poems that expresses your sociopolitical concerns. Open until September 15. Details and guidelines at: www.riverheronreview.com.

RIVER TEETH LITERARY NONFICTION BOOK PRIZE (deadline: October 31): $1,000 and publication with University of New Mexico Press. Natasha Trethewey will judge. Submissions to River Teeth (narrative nonfiction) and Beautiful Things (micro-essays) are open September 1–December 1. Read complete guidelines for the contest and all submissions at www.riverteethjournal.com.

SEEKING POEMS REGARDING WINE (appreciation/imbibing/production), vineyards, Napa Valley, etc. Selected poems will appear on the Judd’s Hill website (www.juddshill.com), where previous years’ poems can be found and enjoyed. Contest winner will receive a very big bottle of Judd’s Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Final judge is award-winning writer Leza Lowitz, author of over 20 books of poetry and prose. No entry fee. Please submit a maximum of 3 poems and a brief cover letter with contact information by November 6 to bunnie@juddshill.com.

SLAB’S 2023 BOGGS FICTION PRIZE seeks flash, medium, and traditional-length stories for its upcoming issue. First place: $650 and publication; Second: $400 and publication. All submissions considered for publication. Judge: Kerry Neville, the author of the short story collections Necessary Lies and Remember to Forget Me. Reading period: Right now to February 14, 2023; $10 reading fee. Details at www.slablitmag.org.

SOUL-MAKING KEATS LITERARY COMPETITION. $5 entry fee. Cash prizes; 13 categories: Poetry, Literary Nonfiction, Intercultural Essay, Short Story, Prose Poetry, Flash Fiction, Novel Excerpt, Humor, Memoir, Sonnet, Religious Essay, Young Adult Poetry, Young Adult Prose. Deadline: November 30. Mail: SMK, 1544 Sweetwood Dr., Broadmoor Vlg., CA 94015. E-mail: soulkeats@mail.com. Website: www.soulmakingcontest.us.

THANKS TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED applications for the inaugural Courage to Write grants. We’re inspired by the quality and scope of your projects. The de Groot Foundation awards annual unrestricted grants to encourage and support emerging writers. Applications for the 2023 grant award cycle open December 2022. To learn more: www.degrootfoundation.org.

TOM HOWARD/MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST; 20th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $3,000. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $3,000. Total prizes: $8,000. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Fee: $20 per submission of 1–3 poems. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by September 30. Enter at www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS is accepting submissions for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize, selected by Patricia Smith. The winner receives $5,000 and publication. Up to 3 additional books also receive publication. Applications are accepted year round. The deadline for the following year’s prize is September 30. Website: www.uapress.com

 

 

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FOR RENT BY THE MONTH, 2-bedroom antique cottage in Paradise (Saba, Dutch Caribbean). Perfect for finishing your novel. Kitchen, DR, LR, & each bedroom en suite with its own bath & walk-in closet. For gentleperson, home is furnished with antiques. Rented by the month $300/night; more than 1 month $270/night. Phone: (917) 528-0353. Will send photos. Available September–October 2022 (for person who likes HOT weather) and April–October 2023.

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TIME AND PLACE TO FOCUS AND WRITE in the high sierra—Writer in Residence events in mid-May and October 2023; 3 week-long Writer in Residence Events featuring Jessica Smock, Stephanie Sprenger, Sands Hall, and/or Katherine Izard. Daily Salon Session with curriculum/craft talk, dinner, and discussion. Includes lodging, 2 meals daily. Website: www.thewriterssalon.net; www.thewriterssalon.net/comments-and-testimonials.

WRITER’S HOUSE, BRITTANY, FRANCE. 150 years old. Beamed ceilings, original floors, quiet, safe, antique furnishings, and all modern conveniences: shower, electricity, dishwasher, washer-dryer, DVD, WiFi; ¾ acre with flowers and fruit trees; facing river/canal. Gorgeous. Contact Mark at e-mail: mgdonna@aol.com; phone: (510) 866-5496; (510) 290-9497.

 

DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS RESIDENCY located in the hills overlooking beautiful Temecula Valley wine country of Southern CA; 5 separate self-contained cottages with workspace & porch—easily providing social distancing. Thoroughly sanitized between residents. Hiking trails/ponds/views. Peaceful, inspiring. Finish your project. Rolling applications/reserve now! E-mail: info@dorlandartscolony.org; website: www.dorlandartscolony.org; phone: (951) 302-3837.

EACH SEPTEMBER, THE OUTPOST FOUNDATION awards 2 BIPOC writers from the U.S. and Latin America a $1,500 stipend as well as complimentary travel, lodging, and meals to spend a month cultivating a generative writing community in the mountains of Southern Vermont. Learn more and apply by December 15 at www.outposttheresidency.org. E-mail: director@outposttheresidency.org.

 

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