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ALLPOETRY.COM—Join the largest poetry community, more than 500,000 poets strong. From beginners to experts, get friendly encouragement and detailed critiques when you’re ready. No-fee contests, $50 cash prizes, active discussion forums, and join our annual anthology. Totally free with optional monthly memberships. For more information, visit:

CALL FOR POEMS: In support of WA Governor Jay Inslee’s moratorium and the passage of SB 6052, send poems for an immediate chapbook for readings around the state. The search for a publisher of an anthology by WA and all poets in progress. Send to Sarah Zale:

SPLIT ROCK REVIEW invites poetry submissions for its Great Lakes Poetry Anthology. Submit 2–6 poems that celebrate and emphasize the beauty, diversity, history, climate, ecology, geological wonders, and importance of the Laurentian Great Lakes and the communities surrounding them. No submission fees. Reading period: May 1–June 30. Guidelines:

WHAT REMAINS—Personal essays up to 750 words and short poems wanted for an anthology exploring contemporary funeral rituals, from the profound to the quirky to New Age, traditional practices modified for the 21st century, or surprise us. What Remains will be published by Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises, publisher of the award-winning anthology, Child of My Child. Payment is 2 copies. Deadline: July 1. Submit to

AD LUMEN PRESS is accepting manuscripts of full-length literary novels and memoirs from emerging authors who may or may not have previously published a book-length work. The submission period is open from May 15 to August 15. No submission fees. For more details, visit

FAW (FRIENDS OF AMERICAN WRITERS) seeks book submissions for its annual, 94-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 2018. Generous monetary prizes awarded. Guidelines: Authors must reside (or have resided) in the American Midwest. Books set in the region (even if author is non-resident) also qualify. Fiction or creative nonfiction, please. No self-published, e-books, poetry, genre, or series. Authors of more than 3 published books are ineligible. 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: Tammie Bob, Literature Awards Chair, 474 Stagecoach Run, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. E-mail: or Angela Gall, Young People’s Literature Awards Chair, 13325 S. Columbine Cir., Plainfield, IL 60585. E-mail: For info on previous awards, please visit

FROM APRIL 15 TO MAY 31, Indiana Review and Indiana University Press are reading novels, novellas, and story collections for the inaugural Don Belton Fiction Reading Period. Send 1 manuscript with a $25 fee, which includes an IR subscription, for a chance to win $1,000 and publication. Full guidelines:

OMONOMANY PUBLISHING. We publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Send SASE, 2 copies of sample chapter, and outline to 2095 Exeter Rd., Ste. 80-263, Germantown, TN 38138.

PEN + BRUSH BOOKS, the publishing arm of a 123-year-old nonprofit supporting the work of emerging and mid-career women writers, seeks full-length literary fiction manuscripts by women and non-men-identifying authors. We also accept poetry and short stories. No submission fee! See our website for more information:

UPPER HAND PRESS will begin reading fiction, poetry, and nonfiction for publication in 2018 and 2019 on April 1. Queries welcome. Please see our submissions page and follow the guidelines:

WTAW PRESS will read submissions of unpublished manuscripts of prose (fiction, memoir, CNF, etc.) from June 1–30. We want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of. From July 1–30, we will read manuscripts of previously published books of cultural significance that are out of print. Details at

2018 BURNSIDE REVIEW Chapbook Contest. Judge: Solmaz Sharif. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letterpressed covers. Runs March 15–June 30. Submit 18–24 pages of poetry. $15 entry fee. All submissions must be made through our submission manager,

WORDRUNNER ECHAPBOOKS publishes mini-fiction collections online and as epubs, each featuring 1 author, and an annual themed anthology. Payment is $100 per collection plus royalties. For our summer and fall 2018 publications, submit at least 5 thematically linked short stories or novel excerpts, May 1 through June 30. Guidelines:

WORDTECH Communications LLC is holding a reading period for chapbook poetry manuscripts. Dates: May 1–June 30 (e-mail submission). Recent authors: Arlene Biala, Kenneth Chacon, David Hathwell, Allison Joseph, Biljana D. Obradović, Jason Magabo Perez. Publication in 2019. Guidelines:

THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW is accepting submissions for its 2019 issue. The AR publishes poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction from writers who have a relationship with mental illness, either self, family, or friend. We accept hard copies only mailed to The Awakenings Review, P.O. Box 177, Wheaton, IL 60187.

BLUELINE: a literary magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems and stories about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Blueline will celebrate its 40th anniversary with our summer 2019 issue. Submission period: July 1 through November 30. Decisions: mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify us immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at

CÆSURA will accept poetry and visual art submissions from April 1 to July 1 for the 2018 issue (no submission fees). Two versions of Cæsura need content, the print collection and the online collection. For complete guidelines, to order print copies, and read online versions, please visit

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to Spank the Carp. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, and poetry, including shape poetry. If your work is thought-provoking, sophisticated, yet not pretentious or obscure, we’re interested. For submission guidelines and more information, visit

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Westchester Review, an annual print journal, seeks short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, excerpts of plays, and graphic novels, for its 10th issue. Submissions accepted year-round. Writers should have a connection to Westchester County, NY, area. See website for guidelines:

CALLING ALL BABY BOOMERS writers! BoomSpeak e-zine is looking for fresh baby boomer voices. Essays, fiction, travel, arts—we publish writing that is about the possibilities and energizing things you can do with the rest of your life. Four-hundred-word limit, must be age 50 or over. For details, click “about us” at

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:

CREATIVE NONFICTION magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Home.” We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide range of experiences and circumstances. 4,000 words or fewer. Deadline: May 21. Guidelines at

DUCTS, A BIANNUAL online lit mag, seeks original essays, fiction, memoir, and poetry for its June 2018 issue. Authors receive $20 payment per published submission. Both established and new writers welcome. Simultaneous submissions permitted. Find our guidelines and online submission system at

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, 2701 Corabel Ln. #27, Sacramento, CA 95821. For further details, visit:

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, 2017, through April 1, 2018. Deadline: April 1. Website:

HAWAII PACIFIC REVIEW seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Based at Hawaii Pacific University, HPR often features work from Hawaii and the Pacific region, but is interested in great writing from any place and on any subject. Details and links to our online submissions manager at

LEAPING CLEAR is accepting submissions from April 1 through May 31 for its Fall 2018 digital issue. We’re dedicated to featuring accomplished artists and writers worldwide who engage in a committed contemplative practice. We present both emerging and established writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. We charge no fees and feature all forms of contemporary writing, art, music, and video. We value art that asks, “What is this?” and invites readers/viewers/listeners to explore deeply the difficulties, wonders, perplexities, joys, mysteries, and humor of being alive now. We’re especially interested in essays, fiction, and hybrid forms. For more information, visit

MONTHS TO YEARS is a quarterly digital literary journal dedicated to writing about mortality. We seek creative nonfiction submissions up to 2,500 words exploring the wisdom, insight, and humor related to death and dying. Months to Years addresses topics rarely spoken about: How do you live well when you know you’re dying? How do you face death when you know it is likely sooner than you expected? (Writers we admire: Paul Kalanithi, Oliver Sacks, Nina Riggs, Joan Didion.) Submission guidelines: Submissions deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Submissions accepted continuously and will be considered for subsequent issue if received after deadline. Send submissions to:

MUD SEASON REVIEW seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We want deeply human work that will teach us something about life. Publishing online and in print, MSR also features interviews with our authors. No submission fee. We’re always reading. Send us your best:

PEDESTAL MAGAZINE will be accepting submissions of speculative poetry for its June 2018 issue. Open for submissions from May 1–27. To read current and archived work, see relevant details, and submit work, please visit the site:

RHINO, an award-winning, annual print journal, accepts submissions of poetry, flash (500 words max), and translations April 1–August 31 with no reading fee, for consideration of publication and Editors’ Prize. We invite traditional or experimental work reflecting passion, originality, artistic conviction, and a love affair with language. Named one of the best annual collections of poetry you can find (NewPages), for more than 40 years RHINO has featured stunning, eclectic work, perfectly bound and visually splendid. All content also receives online publication. To buy our lovely 2018 issue, to read and hear poems, and to find submission guidelines, visit

“SHE PERSISTED”: Earth’s Daughters, the oldest continuously publishing feminist literary magazine in the U.S., will accept submissions for E.D. #92 until June 15. Our theme, “She Persisted,” your inspired interpretation. No more than 3 poems and/or 500 words of prose to: Earth’s Daughters, P.O. Box 41, Central Park Station, Buffalo, NY 14215. By e-mail, to Guidelines at

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW is open May through July for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Our goal is to contribute to a healthy literary ecosystem. Everything we publish comes from the open submission queue, we pay professional fees, and work from TLR has appeared in major anthologies. For guidelines, please visit

TRANSFERENCE invites submissions of poetry translated into English from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, or Japanese until May 31. Along with your translation, please submit a commentary on the translation process, addressing particular challenges posed by the text or specific translation choices. New voices especially welcome. Transference appears both online and in print. Published by faculty of the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University using a double-blind review process. Read previous issues and submit at Contact:

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

UNDER THE SUN is reading for its 7th online issue, beginning August 15 through January 2. Creative nonfiction and single submissions only. Inquire about reviews. Website: E-mail address: New address: Dr. Martha Highers, 2121 Hidden Cove Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506.

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. Submit whatever poems whenever by e-mail to Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome. The Great American Poetry Show.

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

THE 2018 CREATIVE Nonfiction Writers’ Conference—join us in Pittsburgh, May 24–26 (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

2ND ANNUAL TAOS Writers Conference in the beautiful Southwest—Taos, NM, July 13–15. Keynote speaker: Kate Christensen (winner of the PEN/Faulkner award for The Great Man); confirmed faculty include Hampton Sides, William DeBuys, Allegra Huston, Mirabai Starr, and many others with workshops in every genre. Website: Phone: (575) 758-0081.

10TH BIENNIAL SKAGIT RIVER Poetry Festival—Join us for a celebration of poetry May 17–20 in historic La Conner, WA. Headliners include Robert Pinsky, Ellen Bass, Ada Limón, Dan Gerber, Brian Turner, Tina Chang, Matthew Dickman, and 25 other remarkable poets. For more information, visit

15TH ANNUAL Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, FL, January 21–26. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with: Ellen Bass, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Stuart Dischell, Aracelis Girmay, Campbell McGrath, Gregory Pardlo, Matthew Olzmann, Eleanor Wilner. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more. Other faculty: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown and Stephen Gibson; Special guest: Sharon Olds and Poet-at-Large Tyehimba Jess. Apply to attend a workshop! To find out more, visit

ARE YOU READY for summer? Come to the 33rd Summer Writers’ Week at Manhattanville College. Dani Shapiro will lead the fiction workshop. Returning guests include Split This Rock cofounder Melissa Tuckey. New this year: Graphic narrative workshop. June 18–22, come, stay, write on our beautiful campus in Purchase, NY. Website:

THE GATHERING, a symposium on creativity. Keystone College, Northeastern PA. In 2018, we’ll consider “The Myth of Truth: Can We Prove Anything?” Lectures, conversations, performances on finding truth through math, art, philosophy, music, poetry, and theater. July 13–15. Website:

KENTUCKY WOMEN WRITERS Conference, September 13–16, in Lexington. Workshops and craft talks in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with Mary Gaitskill, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Tarfia Faizullah, Angela Palm, Sherry Thomas, Jane Friedman, & more. $200 with workshop; $125 without workshop; $30 for students. Scholarships available. Registration begins April 2. Website: Phone: (859) 257-2874.

SOUTHAMPTON WRITERS Conference, July 11–22, Southampton, NY. Five- and 12-day workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, TV writing. Faculty: Melissa Bank, Billy Collins, Cornelius Eady, Amy Hempel, Lucas Hnath, Alan Kingsberg, Matthew Klam, Sharon Olds, Roger Rosenblatt, Marisa Silver, Frederic Tuten. Scholarships available. No application fee. Website: E-mail:

$4,000 IN AWARDS! Enter New Millennium Writing Awards by June 30—Best Poetry: $1,000; Fiction: $1,000; Nonfiction: $1,000; Flash Fiction: $1,000. All winners are published in our anthology and online. “NMW makes a writer feel welcomed. The enthusiasm of the magazine and its editors is refreshing.”—Gloria Roxanne, Buckley, NJ. For complete guidelines, visit:

2018 BOSQUE PRESS Poetry Contest (new!). Submit an entry of 4 thematically linked poems with a reading fee of $10 from June 1–30 for a prize of $500 and publication in bosque Issue 8. All entries considered for publication. Judge is Hilda Raz. For complete guidelines, see

2018 NEW AMERICAN Fiction Prize. $1,000 award and book publication. Final judge: John McNally. Deadline: June 15. Minimum length: 100 pages (no maximum). Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines:

THE 2018 NEW WRITER Awards offer $500+ in prizes and publication in Sequestrum for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry yet to publish a book-length manuscript. Two grand prize winners (1 fiction/nonfiction, 1 poetry), plus runners-up. Submit via our online submission system. Opens May 1. E-mail: Full guidelines:

2018 TALKING WRITING Prize for Flash Essay: $500 plus publication. Topic: Place and identity. How do places shape you? We want short personal essays that combine a powerful sense of place with reflections on the meaning of particular landscapes, cities, or neighborhoods. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: October 15. Website:

2019 PRESS 53 Award for Poetry. $1,500 advance awarded to an outstanding unpublished poetry collection and published as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection. Reading fee: $30. Judged by Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry series editor. Open: April 1–July 31. Winner and finalists announced by November 1. Complete details:

13TH GIVAL PRESS Novel Award for best original, previously unpublished literary novel in English, approximately 30,000–100,000 words. Prize: $3,000, copies, and book publication in 2019. Reading fee: $50 per novel submitted. Deadline: May 30. For details, visit website: or Send to: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

15TH ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS Short Story Award for best original, previously unpublished literary story in English, approximately 5,000–15,000 words. Prize: $1,000 and publication on website. Reading fee: $25 per story submitted. Deadline: August 8. For details, visit website: or Send to: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

17TH ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS Oscar Wilde Award for best previously unpublished poem in English that best relates to GLBTQ life. Prize: $100; publication on website. Reading fee: $5 per poem submitted, any form, style, length. Deadline: June 27. Details, visit website: or Send to: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

THE 20TH ANNUAL Blue Lynx Prize: $2,000 plus publication, is awarded for an unpublished, full-length volume of poems. The 2017 winner was Marc Harshman for Woman in Red Anorak. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Melissa Kwasny, Dorianne Laux, and Robert Wrigley. Deadline: May 15. Submit manuscripts and $28 reading fee to P.O. Box 96, Spokane, WA 99210 or

ALBERTO ÁLVARO RÍOS will serve as guest judge of The MacGuffin’s 2018 Poet Hunt Contest, running April 1–June 3. First prize will receive $500 and publication. Send 3 poems with a $15 entry fee to Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty, Livonia, MI 48152. Fee includes 1 free issue. Full guidelines:

ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Writing Contests—fiction, poetry, nonfiction (long-form & flash, incl. haiku). To be notified of the call for submissions, subscribe: Prizes include: Cash awards, publication in the 2019 edition of Crossroads: La Vida Creativa en San Miguel de Allende, and full conference package to attend the 14th Annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference in Mexico (February 13–17). Website:

ANNUAL RATTLE Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem, plus a $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award. Entry fee of $25 includes a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: July 15. Submit up to 4 unpublished poems per entry. For guidelines and to read past winners, visit our website:

BACKWATERS PRIZE for 2018: Submit poetry manuscript in English April 1 through May 31 online at Cash prize of $2,500 and publication, perfect-bound. Judged blind. We follow CLMP guidelines. Final judge: Kwame Dawes. Complete guidelines at

BACOPA LITERARY REVIEW submissions: March 1–May 31 for 9th annual print journal. $250 prize in poetry, prose poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction plus $25 payment to each published contributor. Small contest fee. Seeking unusual perspectives, passionate voices, compelling work. Published by Writers Alliance of Gainesville. Guidelines:

BAUHAN PUBLISHING is now accepting submissions (U.S. Mail and for the May Sarton NH Poetry Prize. $1,000 and book publication for a full-length poetry collection. Open to all poets. Entry fee: $25. Postmark/submission deadline: June 30. Judged exclusively this year by David Blair. For guidelines:

BE PART OF the West’s oldest literary journal, established in San José in 1867. Reed Magazine’s contests offer prizes for nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art. Submit online June 1–November 1 using Submittable; $15 entry fee includes a free copy. Winners are published in our handsome print journal. Details:

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW’S annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 poetry prize (Judge: Jennifer Bartlett), $1,000 nonfiction prize (judge: Elisabeth Rosenthal), $1,000 fiction prize (judge: Maud Casey). We welcome submissions from March 1–July 1. Entry fee: $20 ($30 includes subscription). Website:

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, a biannual print journal, seeks submissions for its 2018 contests. Winners will receive publication and cash prizes ($500 for flash and $1,000 for poetry, short fiction, and CNF). Reading period closes September 1. For more information, see

CALIFORNIA STATE POETRY SOCIETY seeks poems year-round for its California Quarterly, its Poetry Letter, and monthly contests. Poems are accepted for CSPS Annual Contest March 1–June 30. See for publications, membership, submission requirements, contest rules, etc., or mail inquiry to: CSPS, P.O. Box 7126, Orange, CA 92863.

CALL FOR SCRIPTS: Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre Short-Play Contest and Festival “8Tens@8.” Sixteen winners with performances in January–February. All styles and all genres considered. For guidelines, see:

THE CAROLINA QUARTERLY solicits stories for our new contest “Wake, and Dream Again,” judged by Daniel Wallace. We’re connected to our pasts, but can imagine other ways of being. The CQ wants stories that connect the intimate and the cosmic, collective burdens of history, planetary concerns, and needs for human meaning. Website: E-mail:

CARVE MAGAZINE’S 2018 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open April 1–May 15. Prizes: $1,500, $500, $250. Two Editor’s Choice prizes: $125 each. All 5 winners published in Fall 2018 issue and considered by lit agencies. Entry fee: $17 online/$15 mailed. Guest judge: Susan Perabo. Max 10,000 words. Website:

CATHY SMITH BOWERS Chapbook Contest sponsored by Main Street Rag opens for submissions May 1 with Cathy Smith Bowers serving as final judge. Deadline: June 15. Prize: $1,000 + 50 copies. Reading fee: $15 ($17 for online submission). As many as 10 finalists also offered publication. Detailed guidelines:

CHRISTOPHER HEWITT AWARD, presented by A&U Magazine, showcases outstanding responses to HIV/AIDS. $50 and publication for winners in each of the following categories: poetry, fiction, drama (10 min. plays), nonfiction. No entry fee. Deadline: June 1. For details, see

CIDER PRESS REVIEW Editors’ Prize for a book-length poetry collection in English. Prize: $1,000 and publication. All entrants will receive the winning book. Reading period: April 1–June 30. Reading fee: $25. Judges: CPR editors. Submit 48–80 page manuscript at or mail to CPR, P.O. Box 33384, San Diego, CA 92163. For guidelines, please visit our website:

COMSTOCK REVIEW’S Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award single poem contest invites submissions April 1 to July 1. Maggie Smith, final judge. First prize: $1,000 (others $250 and $100). Check website for complete rules for all entries. No simultaneous submissions, previous print or electronic publication. U.S. mail entry fee: $5 per poem, 40 lines max. Extra fee for online submissions. Website: Address: Comstock Review Contest, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Facebook:

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 winners of the Brighthorse Prize: David Bajo, Carrie Messenger, and Judith Small. Brighthorse Books will once again award $1,000 and publication for the best novel, collection of poetry, and collection of short fiction submitted by August 16. To learn more: To submit, see our website:

CONNECTICUT POETRY AWARD of the Connecticut Poetry Society (CPS). Fee: $15 for up to 3 unpublished poems; any form, 80-line limit. Submit via Opens: April 1. Deadline: May 31. Prizes—1st: $400; 2nd: $100; 3rd: $50. Winning poems published in Connecticut River Review and posted on CPS website. See guidelines on Submittable and CPS website:

CRAB CREEK REVIEW 2018 Poetry Prize. Judge: Maggie Smith. $500 plus publication. Submit up to 4 poems. $16 entry fee. All entries considered for publication. Winner & finalists will appear in Crab Creek Review. Deadline: May 15. Full guidelines:

CREATIVE NONFICTION magazine is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to “Sex.” 4,000 words max. Deadline: July 16. $1,000 for best essay; $500 for runner-up. Guidelines at

DECEMBER MAGAZINE seeks submissions for our 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in fiction and nonfiction. Judges: Anne Tyler (fiction) and Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction). Prizes: $1,500 & publication (winners); $500 & publication (honorable mentions) in both genres. All finalists will be listed in the 2018 Fall/Winter awards issue. Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and nonfiction entries. $20 entry fee includes a copy of the awards issue. Submit March 1 to May 15. For complete guidelines, please visit our website:

DZANC BOOKS is seeking innovative literary fiction in the form of novels, short story collections, and hybrid works. Contests open March 1, including the annual Prize for Fiction, awarding a $5,000 advance and publication. $25 reading fee per submission. Open March 1–September 30. Details at

ELEVENTH ANNUAL Littoral Press Poetry Prize. First place: 50 letterpress-printed broadsides of the winning poem. Three honorable mentions receive earlier broadsides. Judge: Heather Altfeld. $10 first poem; $5 each additional. Mail to 622 26th St., Richmond, CA 94804 by August 15. View complete guidelines and broadside examples at

ENTER -1,000 BELOW, Midway Journal’s annual flash prose and poetry contest. The contest runs from March 1–May 31. $500 grand prize. $250 second prize. $50 third prize. $10 entry fee. Unlimited entries. For more details, go to

ENTER THE FICTION OPEN CONTEST from Razor Literary Magazine and Fiction School podcast. Winners and finalists will be published in the Fall Fiction issue of Razor and winning authors will be featured on an episode of Fiction School. Flash fiction, short story, and novella categories; small entry fees. Deadline: May 15. Website:

EYEWEAR PUBLISHING LTD and Franz Wright’s estate announces the inaugural Franz Wright Prize: a $2,000 award for a poetry collection by a poet of any age or nationality. The winner will be published in the U.S. and U.K. simultaneously in 2019. Judge: Kaveh Akbar. Deadline: June 1. Guidelines:

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

THE FLYFISHING & TYING Journal invites entries of short fiction up to 3,000 words that deal with fly fishing. One story per entrant. Name on cover letter only. No entry fee. Deadline: July 21. Final judge: John Larison. Prizes include publication in the winter issue. All questions and entries should be sent by email to FTJ’s deputy editor, Henry Hughes, at

GHOST PROPOSAL annual chapbook contest. Prize: publication + 25 copies. We seek cohesive, post-genre manuscripts of 16–32 pages. Browse our catalog for a sense of the post-genre work we publish. Reading period: May 1–July 31. $7 reading fee. Winner announced: September 1. Guidelines:

THE GRAYSON BOOKS Poetry Prize, open to all poets writing in English, is accepting submissions of poetry manuscripts, 50–80 pages, including title page and contents. Submit by August 15. Use submission manager: No contact info on the manuscript. Entry fee: $25. Winner will be awarded $1,000, publication, and 10 copies. Simultaneous submissions acceptable. Patrick Donnelly to judge. Website:

THE HAL PRIZE celebrates 20 years as the Peninsula Pulse’s annual poetry and writing contest. Winners receive publication to 17,000 readers, cash prizes, and 1-week writing retreat in Door County, WI. Unlimited entries. Fees start at $2.25. Online only. Deadline: May 1. Submit to

HEADMISTRESS PRESS, publisher of LBT+ poetry, announces our fourth annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Judge is Ching-in Chen. Prize of $300. Submissions welcomed from lesbians, bi/trans women, Two Spirit, genderqueer and non-binary poets. Submit May 4 to July 4. Sliding scale, fee waived if requested. Details at

KALALAK 2018 Contest for poetry and art sponsored by Main Street Rag. Open to everyone. Looking for entries that evoke the spirit of the Carolinas for this annual publication. Deadline: May 15. Multiple prizes in each category (top $300). Reading fee: $12/3 entries. Details:

KENTUCKY WOMEN WRITERS Conference: Gabehart Prizes in poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Winners receive free admission to September 13–16 conference and 1 workshop, a reading, and $300. Fee: $10 for up to 5 pages of poetry or 6,000 words of fiction or nonfiction. Postmarked by June 1. Guidelines: or

LITERAL LATTE’S 24th annual poetry awards. $1,000 first prize; $300 second prize; $200 third prize. Looking for caffeinated words. All styles and subjects welcome. Submit online through or send entry plus $10 to Literal Latte, 200 East 10th St., Ste. 240, New York, NY 10003. Enter by July 15. Email any questions to

MIDDLE CREEK PUBLISHING—Fledge Poetry Chapbook Prize: Poets with no more than 1 full-length collection published are eligible. $10 reading fee. Prize: Publishing contract, $100, and 5 author copies. All manuscript submissions accompanied by the reading fee will be considered for publication. Website:

THE MIGHTY RIVER Short Story Contest. $1,000, publication in Big Muddy. Best short story, any theme. $20 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Submit through our Submittable page. Deadline: October 1. Guidelines at

NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW, a print journal of narrative poetry, celebrates the culmination of our 10th year of publication with our 10th narrative poetry contest. Open for submissions July 1 through September 1. $20 submission fee. All winners, finalists, and semi-finalists will be published in the Winter 2019 issue. Website:

NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE for Self-Published Books. Fourth year. Grand prize of $3,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Categories: mainstream/literary fiction, genre fiction, creative nonfiction & memoir, poetry (new), and children’s picture book (new). $9,250 in total cash prizes. Fee: $60 per book. Submit by June 30. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Guidelines:

OFF THE GRID Poetry Prize provides a forum for older poets sometimes overlooked by the current marketplace. We are accepting book-length manuscripts by poets over age 60 from May 1–August 31. The prize: $1,000 plus publication. Submission fee: $25. Judge: Jennifer Tseng. For full guidelines, visit

OMNIDAWN offers $3,000 prize for our annual 1st/2nd Poetry Book Contest. Srikanth Reddy will judge. Electronic and postal submissions May 1–June 18. Winner receives cash prize, publication, 100 copies. Entry fee: $27. Entrants who add $3 shipping receive an Omnidawn book of their choice. For guidelines, see

ON THE PREMISES is an online fiction magazine entering its 11th 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 ANTHOLOGY Awards offer $500 and publication for individual works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The Orison Anthology is an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing. 2018 judges: Richard Yañez (fiction), Zeina Hashem Beck (poetry), Gayle Brandeis (nonfiction). Entry fee: $15. Submission period: May 1–August 1. To submit:

PATRICIA DOBLER Poetry Award 2018: 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). Postmarked by October 1. Contact us by phone: (412) 578-6346 or e-mail: For complete rules, visit our website:

A PRIZE OF $250, publication by Wolf Ridge Press, and 25 author copies awarded for the inaugural Narrative/Poetic Medicine Chapbook Prize. Submit a 20–35 page poetry manuscript that treats the illness story from any perspective. Dawn McGuire will judge. Entry fee: $25 by Septmeber 1. For guidelines, visit

RED WHEELBARROW Poetry Prize 2018 Judge: Naomi Shihab Nye. $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third, and top 5 published in Red Wheelbarrow. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: August 15. For complete guidelines, see

RIVER STYX ISSUE 102. Enter our 2019 Microfiction Contest! Winners will be featured in Issue 102. Submit up to 3 stories of no more than 500 words each with entry fee, which includes a prize issue copy. All entries are considered for publication. Visit for complete details. E-mail:

THE SLAPERING HOL Press Chapbook Contest is open to writers who haven’t published or self-published a collection. Submissions accepted February 15–June 15. Winner receives $500, publication, 10 copies, readings at HVWC (Sleepy Hollow) and NYC, travel expenses up to $500. Judging is anonymous and adheres to CLMP ethics. For guidelines, see

SOLSTICE: A MAGAZINE of Diverse Voices, recipient of a Best of the Net Award, 3 citations in The Best American Essays, and a Pushcart finalist in poetry, will accept submissions to our Annual Literary Contest March 1–April 30. $2,000 in prizes. Judges—The Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry: Terrance Hayes; nonfiction: Phillip Lopate; fiction: Ann Hood. Website:

SPORT LITERATE is awarding 2 $500 prizes in our “Anything but Baseball Poetry” contest and a creative nonfiction essay contest to be judged by Michael Steinberg, founding editor of Fourth Genre. Set your smart watch for our D-Day deadline (June 6) and find back issues and guidelines online at

STONE CANOE, the award-winning annual journal of art, writing, and ideas, is now reading submissions for its 2018 issue. The journal is open to work by poets, writers, and artists who are either current or former residents of Upstate NY. When funds permit, prizes of $500 are also awarded to emerging writers and artists; awards are selected by our editors, from amongst works accepted for publication, and no entry fee is required. For complete submission guidelines, visit, or e-mail:

SWAN SCYTHE PRESS announces its 2018 poetry chapbook contest. Entry fee: $18. We are accepting submissions from March 1 to June 15 (postmark deadline). Winner receives $200 and 25 perfect-bound chapbooks. The 2017 winner is Kyle Liang for How To Build A House. For full guidelines, visit and

THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/New Orleans Literary Festival hosts 4 contests opening May 1. Deadlines: October 1 for 1-act play and fiction; October 15 for very short fiction and poetry. Prizes include cash, festival tickets, publication, and public readings. The festival is held in late March in the French Quarter. Visit

TERRAIN.ORG: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments 9th Annual Contest in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Judges: Jane Hirshfield (poetry), Elizabeth Dodd (nonfiction), and Daniel Orozco (fiction). All submissions considered for publication. $15/entry. $500 prize/genre, $100 for finalists. Deadline: September 3. Full guidelines at

TOM HOWARD/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. 26th year. Prize for best short story: $2,000. Prize for best essay: $2,000. Total prizes: $5,000. Winning entries published online. Fee: $20. Limit: 6,000 words. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Submit by April 30. Final judge: Dennis Norris II. Enter at

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:

VALLUM AWARD for Poetry 2018. Deadline: July 15. 1st Prize: $750, 2nd Prize: $250 + publication in Vallum. Vallum is accepting original and unpublished poems for its annual contest. 2018 contest judge: award-winning poet Liz Howard. Entry fee: $25, includes a free 1-year subscription to Vallum. Website:

WHEELBARROW BOOKS Poetry Prize, sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU: Open to authors of a published full-length poetry 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: October 1. Complete guidelines:

WILDA HEARNE Flash Fiction Contest. Deadline: October 1. $500, publication in Big Muddy. Best short-short story, 500 words or less, any theme. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Submit through our Submittable page. Full guidelines at:

WILLOW SPRINGS BOOKS is now accepting submissions for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction: $2,000 prize for a previously unpublished book-length manuscript (minimum: 98 pages, 3 short stories). Reading fee: $27.50. Deadline: June 15. Previous winners include Jaclyn Watterson, Glori Simmons, Serena Crawford, and Molly Giles. Full guidelines at

WRITER ADVICE seeks flash fiction (750 words or less). Open our eyes. Dazzle, delight, and entice us. Winners receive cash prizes and are published. Low fee for solid feedback. Deadline: June 1. Fee and details:

THE WRITER’S BLOCK PRIZE in Poetry will be judged by Maggie Smith. $500, publication in The Louisville Review, and an invitation to read at the November 10 Writer’s Block Festival. Submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems. Open May 1–August 1. Full guidelines:

CANDY WRAPPER PRESS celebrates the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective, host of monthly readings since 1994. The OPWC will host Fayetteville poets Molly Bess Rector, October 30, and Michael Hoerman, November 27, at Nightbird Books. For complete 2018 season information, visit Experience Fayetteville!

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26 SPLIT ROCK COVE Retreat. A perfect space for writers in every season. Beautiful 1-bedroom apartment overlooking Mussel Ridge Cove, South Thomaston, ME. Apartment includes living room, eat-in kitchen, bath, laundry, and patio. Cable and internet access. Additional studio space possible. Preference given to those renting 2 weeks or more. Art/ writing workshops also offered. See for more information. Contact or call (207) 596-7624.

BIRDS & MUSES RETREATS. Intimate, guided writing intensives and low-residency book incubators in soul-stirring locations: Pt. Reyes, Southern France, Adirondacks, ME, Sicily in 2018. Full manuscript consultation, literary fiction & nonfiction. Rustic-chic lodging, farm-to-table meals. Notable writers feed & mentor you: Kate Moses, Kate Christensen, Mary Pols, Jennifer Steil. Website:

BRITTANY WRITER’S HOUSE. 19th-century stone house on a river/canal; 5 fireplaces, tile and wood floors, beamed ceilings; modern heat, electricity, plumbing, and conveniences; small village, next to a large town, near a city, 15 miles from ocean beaches; 5 hours from Paris. For details and photos, contact: phone: (510) 866-5496; e-mail: or

FOOD & POETRY WORKSHOP: Join us in gorgeous Vermont for a weekend of writing, reading, and reciting poetry, intermingled with cooking, eating, and educating ourselves about food. Workshop leaders: Neil Shepard (Poets House, NYC); Kate Riley (linguistic anthropologist, Rutgers University). Location: Fielder Farm, Camel’s Hump, VT. Contact: Website:

HONE YOUR CREATIVE WRITING in Italy—fall 2018—overcome the inner and outer blocks that keep you from your finished project. Writers Kate Marillat and April Bosshard lead a workshop September 21–October 1 at a former monastery in Umbria. Instruction, lodging, food, and local trips included. Website:

PRIVATE STUDIO CASITA guest house in downtown Santa Fe, for short or longer-term rental, equipped with WiFi, printer, washer/dryer, plus more. Finish a project, or begin something new. Enclosed coyote fenced patio—secluded yet near museums, restaurants, and the natural beauty of NM. Proprietor is a writer who knows what is needed for a perfect retreat. Website: E-mail:

WELLSPRING HOUSE RETREAT for writers, artists, scholars, east of the Berkshires, 35-min. drive to Northampton/Amherst, 5-min walk to scenic lake. Sheltered by towering spruce; secluded but nestled in Ashfield village, with cafe, library, pub. Private room & work space; communal kitchen, sunporch, living room. Four hours from NYC. Summer from $280/week. Winter from $260/week. Résumé & work sample to Find out more:

WOMEN’S WRITING RETREAT: May 4–6, 2018 in Knoxville, MD (1 hour from DC). Re-charge, focus, connect with others in a lovely setting. Open to writers of all levels/genres. Fee includes organic meals, optional workshops, and 1-1 session with a certified professional coach. Space is limited! Details & registration:

WRITE WITH THE CAMBRIDGE Writers’ Workshop and join a group of dedicated writers. Our 2018 writing retreats in New Orleans (April), Paris (July), Granada, Spain (August), and New England (October) feature award-winning writers, editors, and literary agents including Rita Banerjee, Natalie Kimber, Kathleen Spivack, and Diana Norma Szokolyai. Apply at More info:

ATLANTIC CENTER for the Arts Residency Program—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. Application deadlines: Chris Abani (fiction), May 13, 2018, Bonnie Jo Campbell (fiction), September 16, 2018, James Lecesne (playwright), December 2, 2018, Ben Percy (fiction), January 20, 2019, Joy Harjo (poet), May 12, 2019. For full details, visit

DORLAND MOUNTAIN Arts Colony, located in the hills overlooking the Temecula Valley wine country of Southern CA. Self-contained cottages with workspace & porch. Includes use of new communal studio. Steinway baby grand available. Hiking trails & ponds. Peaceful, serene, inspiring. Openings now; filling quickly. Finish that project! Apply/reserve now—e-mail:; website:; phone: (951) 302-3837.

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LIVE FREE AND WRITE. August 12–17. Writing retreat in Sunapee, NH. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals, and time to relax. Scholarships available. Register early and save:

ONLINE WRITING CLASSES from Creative Nonfiction magazine, the voice of the genre. Our 10- and 5-week classes in memoir, personal essay, magazine writing, book proposals, and more provide professional guidance, motivating deadlines, and a supportive community of writers. Flexible schedule to suit your needs. Learn more information on our website at

WRITE IN WALES. July 7–14. Immerse yourself in a supportive week-long writing retreat in idyllic Wales that will energize and inspire you. Enjoy encouraging workshops, plentiful writing time, invaluable instruction, breathtaking mountain views, organic meals and excursions to castles and the coast. Learn more:

WRITING FROM NATURE with Christine Woodside, editor of Appalachia and author of Libertarians on the Prairie. June 15–17. Low-key weekend, walking and then guided writing, keynote talk, boat trip with a loon expert. To sign up, visit