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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 parents’ permission and contact information) may send up to 4 poems using our online submission manager. Website:

TO EXPERIENCE FIRSTHAND the kind of storytelling COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES editor Mark Wish believes readers want, read Wish’s new novel Necessary Deeds (praised by Morgan Talty, Daniel Torday, Tish Cohen, Christine Sneed, Tim Page, Laura McHigh, Tim Johnston, & many others) to see how he created an extraordinary premise, powerful tension, riveting dialogue, and other hallmarks of COOLEST stories: Then submit to COOLEST your own best storytelling!


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

FAW (FRIENDS OF AMERICAN WRITERS) seeks book submissions for its annual 102-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 2024. 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 2024, all are eligible.) Books nominated for the award must be submitted to the FAW Awards Committees by December 15, but we appreciate entries ASAP. No application forms! Please send 2 copies of each book and author info as early as possible to: Carrie Brenner, Literature Awards Chair, 2616 Blackhawk Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091. E-mail: For info on previous awards, please visit

2024 BURNSIDE REVIEW CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Winner receives $200 and 10 copies. Chapbooks are elegantly designed with letter-pressed covers. Runs May 1–June 30. Submit 18–24 pages of poetry. $15 entry fee. All submissions must be made through our submission manager,

CONCRETE WOLF POETRY CHAPBOOK AWARD. Final judge: Raphael Kosek. Prize: 100 copies of perfect-bound chapbook distributed by Ingram. Deadline: July 31. Fee: $10. Submit a manuscript via Submittable of 28 to 38 pages of poems. For details go to

SWAN SCYTHE PRESS announces its 2024 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 2023 winner is Gail Wronsky for Some Disenfranchised Evening. For full guidelines, visit and

WORDTECH COMMUNICATIONS LLC is holding a reading period for poetry chapbooks. Dates: May 1–June 30 (e-mail submission). Recent authors: Susan Hahn, Lee Herrick, Allison Joseph, Lester Graves Lennon, Alison Stone, Andrena Zawinski. Publication in 2025. Guidelines:


THE 2024 SPRING THEMES at Sequestrum are 1. “Desire” and 2. “Humor!” Accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Standard pay rates and publication applies. Submit via our online submission system. E-mail: Deadline: July 15. Full guidelines:

2025 OREGON POETRY CALENDAR seeks poems from current Oregon residents only. Theme: Colors in nature. Poems paired with color photographs to produce a lovely wall calendar. Deadline: May 31. Blind submissions, no fee. Previously published and simultaneous okay, no bio needed. For info: No e-mail submissions. Submissions:

ABANDONED MINE is a poetry journal (triannually online, selected annual print) accepting and reading submissions late summer through late spring. We are seeking poems people will be inspired to re-read and share with family and friends. Please visit for examples, past issues, and complete guidelines.

THE AWAKENINGS REVIEW seeks submissions from writers and poets who have experienced mental illness, either in themselves, family members, or friends. Published twice a year, we look for submissions about hope, renewal, and recovery, a positive direction in a person’s life. First read submission guidelines at

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 Please identify the genre in the subject line. Website:

CALLING ALL BABY BOOMER WRITERS! BoomSpeak ezine 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. 400-word limit, must be age 50 or over. Click “About Us” for details. Website:

FOR PEDESTAL MAGAZINE 94, editors will be accepting submissions of poetry. No restrictions on theme, style, length, or genre. Please submit up to 5 poems and include all work in a single file. Open for submissions in May–early June. For specific details visit:

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

MOM EGG REVIEW/MER seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our annual print issue. We publish work about mothers, mothering, and motherhood. Submissions open April 23 through July 15. For full guidelines, please visit

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

PENSIVE: A GLOBAL JOURNAL of Spirituality & the Arts, biannual online publication from Northeastern University, welcomes the most exciting unpublished poetry, prose, art, translations you submit. Please explore first at; submit via Submittable; 2 annual submission periods. Submit once per year. No fee. Historically underrepresented and international voices encouraged.

POETRY YOUR POLITICS! Looking for ALL THE VOICES! No diatribes—a political genealogy. Let ambiguities, diversities, individuality ring. Seeking poems both personal and political. Across the Great Divide editors Bob Holman/Steve Zeitlin illuminate our common humanity across the political spectrum. Must use the line “I am from” á la George Ella Lyons at least once in the poem. 50-line max. Deadline: June 15. No submission fee. Send to:

RHINO ACCEPTS GENERAL SUBMISSIONS through Submittable: March 1–June 30 or until monthly caps are reached. Our diverse group of editors looks for the best unpublished poems, translations, and short lyric prose pieces by national and international writers. We welcome all styles of writing, particularly that which is well-crafted, uses language lovingly and surprisingly, and feels daring or quietly powerful. Please send 3–5 poems or flash fiction/nonfiction pieces (500 words or fewer), totaling no more than 5 pages to

STONE CANOE, the award-winning annual journal of art, writing, and ideas, is now reading submissions for its 2025 issue. The journal is open to work by poets, writers, and artists who are either current or former residents of Upstate New York. For complete submission guidelines, visit or e-mail

SUBMISSIONS FOR SANGAM’S Spring/Summer edition are now open. The literary magazine of Southern University and A&M College, Sangam welcomes your best short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Submissions: Note: Names should not appear anywhere in the document—we read blindly. We look forward to your submissions!

SUFI: JOURNAL OF MYSTICAL PHILOSOPHY and Practice seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that addresses themes related to Sufism; other established spiritual traditions and paths; or a personal spiritual quest, discovery, or understanding. Submissions accepted on an ongoing basis. Direct inquiries and submissions to

THIRD STREET REVIEW is an online literary journal for flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography. We are a paying market, and we welcome work from writers and artists from all cultural backgrounds and experience levels. For complete submission guidelines, please visit Looking forward to seeing your work! 

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 (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, 2023, through June 30, 2024. For guidelines, see

WE’MOON—THE BEST-SELLING ASTROLOGICAL datebook and moon phase calendar filled with art and writing by women from around the world, is accepting submissions of art and writing for We’Moon 2026. Due date: August 1. No jury fees! Learn more about how to submit on our website:

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 For more information, contact Websites: or


COME TO BEAUTIFUL TAOS, NM, to attend the Eighth Annual Taos Writers Conference July 19–21. Our keynote speaker, Allison Hedge Coke, author of 12 poetry collections, will be joined by 20 other faculty members offering workshops in every genre including poetry, fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. FMI:; call: (575) 758-0081.

GET INSPIRED BY SUCCESSFUL WRITERS and industry professionals—Off Topic Writers’ Conference. August 3. Award-winning authors Drew Hayden Taylor, K.R. Byggdin, Finnian Burnett, and Lindsey Harrington. Long-time bookseller Kevin Marusic. Live streamed online and in-person in Orillia, ON, Canada. Website:

JOIN US AT THE 26TH ANNUAL TAOS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL from Friday, October 11 through Saturday, October 12 in beautiful Taos, NM. Storytellers include headliner: Ray Christian, 12-time Moth contest winner, Regina Ress, and Cisco Guevara. Festival Includes 4 events plus the main show. Call (575) 758-0081 FMI or or

LA MAISON BALDWIN celebrates James Baldwin’s Centennial! Join us in Paris from September 9–13 for a festival to honor James Baldwin’s 100th year! Come enjoy our lineup of speakers, panels, writer’s workshops, art exhibitions, and more in the City of Lights. For more information and to register, visit

LIT YOUNGSTOWN’S EIGHTH FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL in Ohio October 17–19 features Hanif Abdurraqib, Ama Codjoe, & Rachel Swearingen with Philip Metres, Jeff Friedman, & Meg Pokrass. Craft talks and roundtables center reading, writing, publishing, teaching, translating, outreach, inclusion. Readings, workshops, book fair. Welcoming community, historic venues. Website:

SAINTS & SINNERS LGBTQ+ LITERARY FESTIVAL will be in New Orleans on March 28–30, 2025. SASFest hosts writing workshops, panel discussions, author readings, and social gatherings for LGBTQ+ readers, writers, and literary community. Writing contests in poetry and fiction for LGBTQ+ writers. October deadlines. Visit

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS & NEW ORLEANS Literary Festival’s 39th annual event for readers, writers, and theater lovers will include literary discussions, writing workshops, theater, music, interviews, a Williams scholars conference, and more! March 26–30, 2025. Writing contests in 1-act plays, fiction, and poetry. October deadlines. Visit

$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. “New Millennium has the best submission guidelines of any contest I’ve ever seen. The award is prestigious, and the compensation is excellent as well. Basically, it checks all the boxes of what a good writing contest should be.” —Jane Gabriel, recent submitter. Visit

THE 2024 BEST SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AWARDS in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction will award $500 and publication in the Best Spiritual Literature anthology (Orison Books) for a single work in each genre. Judges: Sarah Ghazal Ali (poetry), Amit Majmudar (fiction), Susanne Paola Antonetta (nonfiction). Entry fee: $12. Submission period: May 1–August 1. Find complete details at

2024 NEW AMERICAN FICTION PRIZE. $1,500 and book publication. Deadline: June 15. Minimum length: 100 pages (no maximum). Final judge: Kalani Pickhart, author of I Will Die in a Foreign Land and recipient of the 2022 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Reading fee: $25. Online submissions only, please. Complete guidelines:

THE 2024 ORISON CHAPBOOK PRIZE will award $300 and publication by Orison Books for a manuscript of 20–45 pages in any literary genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, or hybrid). Orison Books founder and editor Luke Hankins will judge. Submission period: April 1–July 1. Entry fee: $15. For complete guidelines, see

2024 RIVER TEETH LITERARY NONFICTION BOOK PRIZE (August 1–October 31): $1,000 and publication with University of New Mexico Press. Beth Nguyen will judge. Submissions to River Teeth (narrative nonfiction) and Beautiful Things (micro-essays) are open September 1–December 1. Read complete guidelines for all submissions at

2025 PRESS 53 AWARD FOR POETRY. $1,000, publication, 53 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished poetry manuscript. Must be 18 or older, living in the U.S. Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo will judge. Prizes awarded upon publication. Enter April 1 to July 31. Winner/finalists announced by November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at

21ST ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS SHORT STORY AWARD for best previously unpublished literary story in English (standalone, not from a novel), approximately 5,000 to 15,000 words. Prize: $1,000, publication on website. Reading fee: $25 per story submitted. Deadline: August 8. Details: or Address: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

23ND ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS OSCAR WILDE AWARD for best previously unpublished poem in English that best relates GLBTQ life. Prize: $500, publication on website. Reading fee: $20 per 3 poems submitted, any form, style, length. Deadline: June 27. Details: or Address: Gival Press, P.O. Box 3812, Arlington, VA 22203.

27TH 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, or P.O. Box 96, Spokane, WA 99210. This year’s winner is Martha Silano for This One We Call Ours. Former winners include Sara Moore Wagner, Jim Daniels, Flower Conroy, Heather Sellers, Kirsten Kaschock, Joe Wilkins, Carolyne Wright, and Lue Lipsitz. Judges have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Melissa Kwasny, James Tate, Christopher Buckley, Dara Wier, Dorianne Laux, and Robert Wrigley. Deadline: June 15.

THE ANNUAL RATTLE POETRY PRIZE offers $15,000 for a single poem, plus a $5,000 Readers’ Choice Award. Entry fee of $30 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:

APPLY NOW FOR THE STOROZYNSKI WRITING FELLOWSHIP at the University of Notre Dame's Health, Humanities, & Society minor. This fellowship supports emerging writers exploring themes of illness, healthcare, and the human body. Sponsored by the Reilly Center, in collaboration with the Creative Writing program, applicants will reside in South Bend, IN, for approximately 4 weeks, receiving housing, a $10,000 stipend, and access to university resources. Deadline: June 3. No entry fee required. To view the full ad and requirements visit

BAUHAN PUBLISHING’S May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is open! Now in its 14th year, the prize is for a book-length collection, $1,000, and book publication with Spring 2024 titles. Judge: Dorsey Craft. Entry fee: $30. Submission deadline: June 30. To submit:

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW’S annual prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind. $1,000 Fiction Prize (judge: Wayétu Moore), $1,000 Nonfiction Prize (judge: Esmé Weijun Wang), $1,000 Poetry Prize (judge: Leila Mottley). We welcome submissions from March 1–July 1. Entry fee: $20. Website:

BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW’S annual contest is coming up, and we want to read your work! Send us your poetry, fiction, flash, and nonfiction anytime between May 1 and August 1. Winners & runners-up will receive publication and cash prizes. Visit for more details.

BOOKS ON THE BOSQUE WRITING CONTEST: Short Story; Narrative Essay; Poetry. $1,800 in category prizes: $300 first, $200 second, $100 third. Additional: Jones Best of the West. Deadline: September 20. Conference: Fall, Clifton, TX. Fees, guidelines:; phone: (254) 675-3724. 2023 Winners: Kathryn Howd Machan (Poetry, Jones), Randall Madden (Nonfiction), Laura Ruth Loomis (Fiction).

CALIFORNIA STATE POETRY SOCIETY seeks unpublished poems for its California Quarterly (year-round, via and its Annual Contest (accepted March 1–June 30). Poems invited for CSPS Poetry Letter and Monthly Contests. See for publications, membership, submission requirements, and details. Write to CSPS, P.O. Box 4288, Sunland, CA 91041-4288.

CALL FOR SCRIPTS: Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre’s 29th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival “8 Tens @ 8.” Sixteen winners will be selected with full productions in January–February 2025. All styles and genres considered. Previously unproduced work only please. Deadline: June 30 (or 300 submissions). For guidelines see:

CALLIOPE INVITES WRITERS to participate in our first ever contest! We’re on the hunt for flash fictions of up to 500 words that teleport/crater/parachute/wrestle/plop/hip-check/drop-kick your imagination. Any type of genre fiction is welcome, please check our site for submission guidelines:

CANTOR PRIZE: $1,000, five $100 finalist prizes. Seventh year. Open to all Colorado poets, all styles, or any poet writing in English with a poem about Colorado. $10 fee per poem, 3 for $25. Starts: April 1. Deadline: August 31. Judge: Juan Morales. Feedback: $5 per poem. Info at:

THE CATAMARAN POETRY PRIZE is open to West Coast poets living in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii. A prize of $1,000 and publication in book form will be awarded to the winner. Submissions open until June 15. The judge is D.A. Powell. For guidelines and to submit, visit our website:

CHAPBOOK CONTEST WITH NINE SYLLABLES PRESS. Open to all who identify as female. Winner receives a $500 prize and publication. This year’s judge is torrin a. greathouse. Open for submissions June 1–August 31. For more guidelines and information, visit

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: $27. Judges: CPR editors. Submit 48- to 80-page manuscript: Guidelines:

CLOSING SOON! The 2024 River Heron Poetry Prize offers a $500 first prize and 2 finalist prizes of $100. We support our poets with publication, a Zoom reading, social media, and newsletter coverage. This year’s judge is 2023 winner, Diane LeBlanc. Deadline: May 31. Entry fee: $15. Guidelines at

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: $30 entry fee. For complete guidelines:

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—First: $400; second: $100; third: $50. Winning poems published in Connecticut River Review and posted on CPS website. See guidelines on Submittable and CPS website:

DZANC BOOKS seeks innovative novels, poetry collections, and story collections for its annual contests. Contest winners receive publication and advances: $5,000 for the Prize for Fiction, $2,500 for the Short Story Collection, and $1,000 for the Poetry Prize. $25 reading fee per submission. Contests close September 30. Details at

ENTER–1000 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 CUTTHROAT, a Journal of the Arts’ 2024 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest and the 2024 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Contest. $1,250 first prize, $300 second prize, and honorable mention. All winners published in Cutthroat 29, TAKING LIBERTIES, a print anthology! Enter as often as you wish either or both genres. Reading fee: $25. Reading period: August 1 to November 15. Go to for guidelines as well as to submit. We suggest you read a back issue of Cutthroat before submitting. Congratulations to the 2023 winners: “I Remain Unequal to the Wind,” by Richard Westheimer, Joy Harjo Poetry Prize; “A Story of Silence,” by Karen Auvinen, Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize; and “Finch’s Cow,” by Conor Madigan, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize.

THE ENTRY PERIOD for the 2024 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest is January 1–June 1, 2024. U.S. and international sonneteers compete for prizes totaling $3,500. Categories: Top Four, Regional (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa), Youth, and Laureates’ Choice. $5 fee for 3 sonnets. Free for youth and undergraduate. Website:; e-mail:

EVENT MAGAZINE’S NONFICTION CONTEST: $3,000 in prizes, plus publication. Enter by October 15. We encourage writers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels to explore the creative nonfiction form and submit their work. 5,000-word limit. For full contest details, visit

FISCHER PRIZE: $1,000, five $250 outstanding finalist prizes. 27th year. Open to all styles, all ages, all poets writing in English anywhere in the world. $10 fee per poem, 3 for $25. Start: April 1. Deadline: August 31. Judge: Juan Morales. Feedback: $5 per poem. Info at:

HEART POETRY AWARD: $500, publication in HEART 19. $10 covers 3 unpublished poems, reserves your copy of HEART 19. Entries considered for future publication. Visit website for featured writers, style, guidelines, judge bio. Deadline: Postmark June 30. Submit, pay online: or mail Nostalgia Press, 115 Randazzo Dr., Elloree, SC 29047.

JOIN THE 157-YEAR LEGACY of Reed Magazine, Pushcart Prize winner ranked among “Best Writing Contests” for literary journals, annually awarding winners $1,000 and more. We welcome fiction and poetry and especially encourage submissions of visual art and nonfiction. Submissions open June 1–November 1. Visit:

THE MACGUFFIN’S POET HUNT 29 will be guest judged by Michael Meyerhofer. First prize will receive $500 and publication. Send up to 5 poems per $15 entry fee via Submittable, e-mail, or post. Entries accepted from April 1 to June 15. Fee includes 1 free issue. Full guidelines:

MURIEL CRAFT BAILEY POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 top prize (single poem). Judge: Charles Rafferty. Entries judged anonymously. Open April 1–July 15 via Submittable at ($25 + fee for up to 5 poems) and by mail (see below). **NEW GUIDELINES!** Poem length 60 lines maximum (includes stanza breaks). Maximum line length 70 characters. No previously published or AI-assisted poems. See complete rules on website: or By mail: Send poems & check ($5 per poem) to: The Comstock Review, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215.

NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW, a journal of narrative poetry, announces our 16th annual narrative poetry contest. Allison Joseph will judge. Submissions are July 1 to September 1. $20 submission fee. All winners and finalists will be published in the Winter 2025 issue. Website:

NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE. 10th year. Submit self-published and hybrid-published books. Grand prize of $10,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children’s Picture Book, Middle Grade, Graphic Novel & Memoir, and Art Book. $20,400 in total cash prizes. Fee: $79 per book. Submit by July 1. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Guidelines:

THE OFF THE GRID PRIZE recognizes the work of older poets, highlighting important, often overlooked voices in contemporary poetry.  We accept book-length manuscripts by poets over age 60 from May 1–August 31. The prize: $1,000 and publication, promotion, and distribution in print and audiobook formats. Submission fee: $25. For guidelines and this year’s judge, visit

ONEPAGEPOETRY.COM—now accepting entries for our 2024 poetry contest. In celebration of the beautiful art of poetry, as long as it fits on 1 page. Entry fee: $25. Prizes include $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second, $500 for third, and inclusion of the top 100 poems in our yearly anthology. Website:

PATRICIA DOBLER POETRY AWARD: Open to women writers aged 40 and over living in the U.S. who haven’t published a full-length book of poetry (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). 2024 award deadline TBD. Phone: (412) 578-6346; e-mail:; or for complete rules.

THE PRESENCE SHORT STORY AWARD. Stories wanted about ghosts and spirits imposing upon the natural world, especially incorporating BIPOC cultures, traditions, and histories. Prizes up to $500 USD with publication in the Presence anthology. No submission fee. Submissions open June 1–August 31. Website:

RED WHEELBARROW POETRY PRIZE 2024: $1,000 for first place and a letterpress broadside, $500 for second, $250 for third. Top 5 published in Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Submit up to 3 original unpublished poems. $15 entry fee. Deadline: July 31. For complete guidelines, see

RICHARD-GABRIEL RUMMONDS POETRY PRIZE for book-length manuscripts (48–100 pages). Top prize: $2,000, publication/distribution, 10 author copies, color cover. Reading fee: $25. Enter May 1–August 31, 2024. Entrants must reside in the U.S. Judge: Rebecca Lindenberg. See our guidelines at Submit through our Submittable account.

SOLSTICE LITERARY MAGAZINE (Best of the Net 2023 and Best American Essays 2018, and cited in 2015, 2016, 2020, 2022) announces Annual Literary Contest April 1–June 1: $1,000 Fiction Prize (judge: Marjan Kamali), $500 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize (judge: Andrea Cohen), $500 Michael Steinberg Nonfiction Prize (judge: Rajiv Mohabir), $500 Graphic Lit Prize (judge: Leela Corman). Entry fee: $18. Submit at:

SPORT LITERATE has 2 heavy hitters, Jack Bedell and Sydney Lea, both former State Poet Laureates, serving as guest judges for our 1970s contest. Top poet and best essayist win $500. Entry fee buys 2 back issues and a 2-issue subscription. Find contest guidelines online and submit by June 30. Website:

SPR BOOK AWARDS—Win $2,000 of book marketing for your self-published/small press book. Enter now! Website:

​​SPRING INTO CREATIVITY with our Creative Writing Contest for Adults! Theme: Seeds. Embrace the spring season's inspiration. Open to Michigan residents aged 18+. Submit poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, up to 5 pages. Entries due May 15. Showcase on June 8. Details at Contact: for more info.

SWW ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST. SouthWest Writers announces its 2024 Short Story and Poetry Contest. Established in 1984, SWW is a nonprofit whose motto is “Writers Helping Writers Succeed.” Entries accepted June 1 thru July 7. Cash prizes. Winning entries published in an anthology. Website:

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID Fiction & Essay Contest. 32nd year. Prize for best short story: $3,500. Prize for best essay: $3,500. Total prizes: $10,000. Co-sponsor: Duotrope. Winning entries published online. Fee: $22. Limit: 6,000 words. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Mina Manchester. Submit by May 1, 2024. Enter at

UNDER THE SUN, a journal of creative nonfiction, announces its fifth annual summer writing contest, July 1–July 31. $500 prize. Entry fee: $15; 5,000 words maximum. All submissions considered for publication in our 2025 issue. Final judge to be announced this spring. See guidelines:

WHAT BOOKS PRESS is happy to announce the launch of a new prize, the Gronk Nicandro Prize for a first book by a California writer, awarded annually in alternating genres. Poetry manuscripts will be accepted during the month of June. For details, please see:


THE SPRING 2024 PRINT ISSUE of Allium, A Journal of Poetry & Prose is now available, featuring poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Copies, or a subscription, may be purchased on our website at You can also find us at Barnes & Noble and other select bookstores around the country. 

WORD DANCING INSTANT POETRY (Just add words!) volume 3 by Lawrence R. Berger. Winning poet of the Inaugural Books, ETC. Poetry Award 2022.  Winner: The 39th annual Pen a Poem award from Featured Media, 2024. Check it out! Website:


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. Or contact or call (617) 515-3401.

ANNOUNCING JILL MOMADAY, daughter of esteemed poet and novelist, N. Scott Momaday, as Page’s featured guest for her 27th annual River Writing Journey for Women. Join them in celebration of Jill’s iconic father, who recently passed. As Jill embarks on this new journey without his renowned presence, we will gather with Jill, immersing ourselves in the grandeur of the river. Professionally outfitted. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. 7 days/6 nights. September 9–15. Space is limited. Website:

DREAM WRITING COTTAGE. Rent this charming, newly refurbished guest house in quaint Duxbury, MA, 33 miles from Boston and 24 miles from Cape Cod. Bay view, writing loft, bedroom, bath, kitchenette, sitting area. Pleasant grounds, walk to village and beach. Heat and A/C. Writer/owner lives in main house. Contact:

MASS MOCA WRITING THROUGH ART POETRY RETREATS: June 12–16; October 31–November 6, in the Berkshires. Generative poetry workshops in the galleries of MASS MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art. Poets explore how art opens memories, emotions, and the imagination while experimenting with new forms of creative expression. Emerging and experienced poets welcome. Website:; e-mail:

NURTURE YOUR CREATIVITY at the Hudson Valley Story Cottage, located on 16 wooded acres, 75 miles north of Manhattan. 1,000 square feet open floorplan, 1-bedroom cottage with full kitchen, writing nook, and Wi-Fi. See for more information or contact

PORCHES WRITING RETREAT, an historic farmhouse overlooking the James River in Blue Ridge foothills. Spacious porches, comfortable, high-ceilinged rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, well-equipped kitchen, also a private cottage. Find peace and inspiration. Availability by day, week, month. Open all year. Website: E-mail:

WRITE BY THE RIVER. Tucked in the foothills of Sequoia National Park, this quiet, comfortable house on the river is the perfect retreat. Gorgeous weather, off-season rates, just 3½ hours north of L.A. For images and details: When inquiring, use “Write by the River” as the subject line.

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, Wi-Fi; ¾ acre with flowers and fruit trees; facing river/canal. Gorgeous. Contact Mark at; phone: (510) 866-5496; (510) 290- 9497.  


DORLAND MOUNTAIN ARTS RESIDENCY is nestled in the hills overlooking beautiful Temecula Valley wine country of Southern CA. Five self-contained cottages each with workspace & porch—easily providing social distancing. Hiking trails/ponds/views—oak trees and quail. Peaceful, inspiring. Finish your project. Rolling applications/reserve now! E-mail:; website:; phone: (951) 302-3837.

LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT village of North Bennington, Prospect Street provides both tranquility and conviviality to writers of all genres at every stage of their writing life. The recently renovated Victorian has 12 bedrooms configured in 3 suites of 4 bedrooms, 8 with ensuite bath. Residents meet for a home-cooked dinner meal but are responsible for breakfast and lunch. One- and 2-week stays are available throughout the year. Submit a writing sample, letter of intent, your choice of dates. The Writers House is easy to get to and hard to leave. Consult for submission details, calendar, and pricing. Six Yellow Door Fellowships will be available for 2025, more info at Any questions, reach out to Gary Clark at

TALEAMOR PARK offers 2- to 4-week residencies for writers and other artists in beautiful nature reserve near Lake Michigan and Chicago. Residents are housed in an 1854 Italianate farmhouse with 4 private air-conditioned bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and multiple working spaces. Applications accepted on rolling basis. Work-exchange possible. Website:


ABLE AND EXPERIENCED EDITOR for poetry and prose. Respectful. Thorough. Prize-winning author in multiple genres. As a team, we can raise your work to the next level—poems, flash, short stories, novel, memoir, query, or application letter. Publication advice available. E-mail: Website:

ABLE AND WELL-KNOWN WRITER, TEACHER, EDITOR, (Scribner, Random House, Bantam, Dell, Oxford University Press, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Narrative, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The American Scholar, Esquire, GQ, Ploughshares) offers manuscript critique, editing, private tutorials on short stories, novels, and literary nonfiction. Authors edited include Rick Bass, T. C. Boyle, Jennifer Egan, Min Jin Lee, Anthony Marra, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Joyce Carol Oates, James Salter, Robert Stone, Morgan Talty, and many others. Contact: Website:

ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE SERVICES: Visit my website for budget-sensitive options. Marcia Trahan, memoirist (Mercy, Barrelhouse Books) and editor with 20 years’ experience, offers critique, copy editing, and help with queries and proposals. Specializing in memoir; also handles wide range of fiction. Traditional and indie authors welcome. Patient, supportive approach. E-mail: Website:

ACCLAIMED POETRY EDITOR, former executive director of Alice James Books, 25+ years’ editing experience. Professional manuscript evaluation, comprehensive editing. Edits for various budgets. Workshops, tutorials, publishing, publicity advice. Author of We (Red Hen Press, 2025), Event Boundaries, Anxious Music (Four Way Books). Former SNU CW MFA faculty. Website: E-mail:

ACCOMPLISHED CREATIVE WRITING and legal consultant. Do you require writing or legal guidance? Pushcart-nominated writer, published in such prestigious magazines as Granta, and interdisciplinary law professor Gigi Tewari is scheduling new clients. Expertise: Editing fiction and nonfiction, contract review and drafting, school application support. Contact:

AFFORDABLE, POWERFUL, AND COMPREHENSIVE editorial services can give your manuscript an edge. Helga Schier, PhD, publishing executive, professional editor, and published author offers in-depth evaluation, line editing, revisions. Want to write a good book? Let me help you unlock the potential of your manuscript. Contact me at; website:; phone: (310) 828-8421. 

ALLY FOR AUTHORS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL NONFICTION. Book coaching, editing, proposal help, self-publishing for authors in spirituality, wellness, consciousness, self-help, relationship, creativity, and entrepreneurship.  Our clients LOVE our founder, Jaime Fleres, former college writing professor, seasoned coach, author, artist, and intuitive healer. Online and small group classes, retreats. Contact:; website:

ATTORNEY MANUSCRIPT REVIEW. Minimize costly lawsuits for defamation, breach of privacy, copyright infringement. Vermont attorney/author/editor reviews your fiction, nonfiction, or poetry manuscript, provides TrackChanges comments and a legal opinion memo, and holds 1 Zoom meeting with you to review options and strategies. Flat fee must be paid in advance. E-mail:

AUTHOR, AUTHOR! Professional editor, literary midwife, award-winning author (Bantam, Avon, Scholastic, Berkley/Ace, others) offers extensive critiques, tutorials, revisions, support. Upgrade your writing skills; solve problems with plot, character development, pacing. Specialties include literary and mainstream fiction, mystery/thriller, juvenile/YA, general nonfiction, psychology, spirituality. Carol Gaskin. Phone: (941) 377-7640. E-mail: Website:

AWARD-WINNING FICTION WRITER, graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, creative writing teacher of 35 years, provides personalized manuscript editing. I offer detailed editing, honest evaluation, and sensitive critique. I work with new and experienced writers, fiction and nonfiction. Contact Hugh Cook. E-mail: Website:

A BENEFICIAL EDITOR AND WRITING COACH. I’ve helped numerous writers of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, mysteries and thrillers, business books. Taught in the MFA programs at Columbia and Bard. Also a novelist with fellowships from the NEA and NYFA. Kind, skilled, direct. More here: Contact me for free phone consultation:

BIRDS & MUSES MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN WRITERS. Realize your vision with a mentor as invested in your story & your growth as you are. Acclaimed novelist, memoirist, editor Kate Moses: Taking writers under her wing for 3 decades with startling insights, attentive generosity, command of craft, acute editorial skill. Website:

BLOCKED? STRUGGLING? I’ll help you finish that project! Break through blocks with professional writing mentoring from published journalist, poet, playwright, researcher. Skilled editor, experienced teacher, compassionate coach. New genre? Creative transition? Unearthed manuscript? Personal dream?—I can help you write, edit, publish! Carol Burbank, MA, PhD. Free 30-minute consultation. E-mail: Website:

DON’T HAVE TIME FOR SUBMISSIONS? Need more time to write? In our 30th year! Leads, query letters, research, proofreading, targeting submissions, lots more. Accepting poetry, short stories, novels/memoirs. We love writers! You write, we submit! Join 60,000+ writers who subscribe to our free newsletter. Writer’s Relief, Inc. Call: (866) 405-3003. Website:

ENGAGED & EXPERIENCED EDITOR & WRITING COACH for 20+ years. Award-winning & published poet. MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Worked w/Feminist Press & Four Way Books & more. Work w/clients at kitchen tables or Zoom. Meet you where you are creatively & emotionally. Free consultation. Website:

FREE SESSION WITH WRITER WELLNESS CONSULTANT AND MENTOR. Have writing begging to get on the page, revised, and moved on to publishing? Want to find out what’s in the way? Give yourself the gift of a free consultation and get started. Contact: Andrea R. Canaan, MSW, MFA. E-mail:; website:

INKBLOSSOM: A GLOBAL COMMUNITY of Writers offers virtual and in-person writing workshops, retreats, and conferences, plus individual mentoring opportunities. For 16 years, acclaimed writer and teacher Connie May Fowler has created small, nurturing spaces designed to help people become the very best writers they can be. Many InkBlossom writers publish widely, while others are just beginning their creative journeys. To join our vibrant writing community and to view our offerings, visit

JOIN THE MOVEMENT to unite artists across all disciplines in the fight against exploitative corporations that use our work without our consent and without compensating and crediting us! Artists Resisting Exploitation (ARE) is standing up to generative AI corporations and working to future-proof the arts. Learn more at

JOSEPHINE CURRICULUM & WRITING offers 1-on-1 poetry mentoring services and free-of-charge poetry book reviews. Start where you are with

LOOKING TO TAKE YOUR WORK to the next level? I am a prize-winning writer of literary, mystery, and noir short stories, and I have been working as a writing coach, mentor, and workshop leader for more than 15 years. I believe in meeting you and your writing where you live, offering nurturing guidance and specific, craft-based feedback. Competitive rates, free initial consultation. More at or contact me at

PARIS PRESS FOUNDER, former director Jan Freeman provides coaching, manuscript consultations, and editing services to writers and poets. Together we’ll take you closer to a clear expression of your writing goals and map out a fresh revision to prepare for submissions. Works in progress, finished manuscripts, chapbooks, new and selected collections. Over 40 years of experience. “Jan’s ear and her perceptive questions and suggestions were right on the mark as I worked towards the completion of my memoir. I highly recommend her” —Rose Styron, Beyond This Harbor (Knopf). E-mail:; website:

POETRY, POETRY MS. Expand your range, syntax, facility with language. Close editing, attention to big picture, phone or Skype conferences—U.S. or international. Experienced poet/teacher, award-winning author of 11 collections, 5 with Godine and Knopf. I founded and taught in the MFA and postgraduate conference at Vermont College. E-mail: For further details, please visit website:

RESPECTFUL, AFFORDABLE FEEDBACK in fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and poetry. Award-winning writer with over 15 years’ college teaching experience. From line edits to global revisions, character work to creative coaching, brainstorming to final draft, I’m here for what you need. MFA, PhD in CW. Initial consultations are free. Website:

TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW offers detailed critiques of your short stories or essays. Get experienced, professional, and useful commentary on your prose up to 6,000 words. Details and pricing:

WRITEBYNIGHT: Write better, right now. Book coaching, beta reading, workshops, query letters, agent pitch packages, & more. You want to publish; we’re here to help. All writers, all genres. Free consultation: Mention P&W for $50 off your first project.


2024 TWO SYLVIAS PRESS Online Poetry Retreat: Spend July, August, or October writing new poems! Receive daily inspiration of poetry prompts, example poems, and creativity tips—ALL VIA E-MAIL! This self-contained retreat is tailored to fit your schedule, allowing you to engage and create at your own pace. We’ll conclude the experience with a critique of 1 of your poems by an award-winning poet! Learn more here:

GREATER PHILADELPHIA WORDSHOP STUDIO supports writers in the development of their individual voices and practice of their craft. Workshops in Center City and Delaware County, PA, following the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method. Writers of all ages, levels of experience, and genres welcome. Phone: (610) 853-0296. E-mail: Website:

INTO THE SPRINGS WRITERS’ WORKSHOP, August 2–4. A weekend of single interactive sessions with mystery and nonfiction author Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Crippen & Landru publisher Jeffrey Marks, and the Ohio Audiobook Narrators. The Mills Park Hotel in the unique village of Yellow Springs, OH. Registration ends July 25. Website:

LIVE FREE AND WRITE. August 11–16. 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. Learn more and register today:

READY TO DIVE INTO YOUR WRITING LIFE? Apply for the 2024 Tennants Cove Writers Workshop, July 28 to August 3. Held on a multigenerational New Brunswick, Canada, farm near the Maine border, it’s a serious retreat for serious writers. Pack bug spray, your guitar, and a sense of humor! Website:

YMCA WRITERS VOICE ONLINE in Syracuse, NY, offers a wide range of online creative writing workshops and literary readings. Workshops and craft courses are available in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, and more—all taught by widely published writers who are serious both about craft and community. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced, publishing writer, we have programs that will keep you engaged and learning. For more information, visit or e-mail