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July 2022 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

The July 2022 edition of "Writing Life Essentials" is a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards. We try to prioritize opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, fanning yourself on your fainting couch. That’s important, too.

 

Contests & Awards

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Fee: $15; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 1st

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website is given annually for a single poem that explores “positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” Submit up to three poems of no more than 30 lines each with a $15 entry fee by July 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards | Claremont Graduate University

Fee: $0; Award: $100,000; Deadline: July 1st

The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner will spend one week in residence at Claremont Graduate University in California. The $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given annually to honor a first book of poetry by “a poet of genuine promise.” Poets, publishers, or agents may submit eight copies of a poetry collection published between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022, with a list of previously published work by July 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize | Conduit Books & Ephemera

Fee: $25; Award: $1,500; Deadline: July 5th

A prize of $1,500, publication by Conduit Books & Ephemera, and 30 author copies is given annually for a debut poetry collection. Bob Hicok will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by July 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Poetry Contest | Narrative

Fee: $25; Award: $1,500; Deadline: July 15th

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem or group of poems. The poetry editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit up to five poems with a $25 entry fee by July 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Ghost Story | Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition

Fee: $15; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 15th

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Ghost Story website and in the 21st Century Ghost Stories anthology is given twice yearly for a work of flash fiction with a supernatural or magical realism theme. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a story of 250 to 1,000 words with a $15 entry fee by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

The Story Prize

Fee: $75; Award: $20,000; Deadline: July 15th

A prize of $20,000 is given annually for a short story collection written in English and published in the United States in the current year. Two runners-up receive $5,000 each. The $1,000 Story Prize Spotlight Award is also given for an additional short story collection “of exceptional merit.” Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey will select the three finalists and the Spotlight Award winner; three independent judges will choose the Story Prize winner. Publishers, authors, or agents may submit two copies of a book published between January 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022, with a $75 entry fee by July 15. The deadline for books published during the second half of the year is November 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Poetry Prize | Rattle

Fee: $25; Award: $15,000; Deadline: July 15th

A prize of $15,000 and publication in Rattle is given annually for a single poem. A Reader’s Choice Award of $5,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. Submit up to four poems of any length with a $25 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Rattle, by July 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

2022 VOICES OF LINCOLN POETRY CONTEST

Fee: $0; Award: Publication in commemorative chapbook; Deadline: July 21st

Poets wanted. The 18th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest begins in April, National Poetry Month. The contest theme is “People Are . . .  Everything.” Both adult and young poets are encouraged to enter. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Poetry and Short Story Awards | Sixfold

Fee: $5; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 24th

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story of up to 20 pages with a $5 entry fee by July 24. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Book Contest | Howling Bird Press

Fee: $25; Award: $2,500; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of $2,500 and publication by Howling Bird Press is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The 2023 prize will be awarded in nonfiction. Memoirs, essay collections, and other creative nonfiction are eligible. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 20,000 to 60,000 words with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Spring Story Contest | Narrative

Fee: $27; Award: $2,500; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $27 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Experimental Poetry Contest | Connecticut Poetry Society

Fee: $15; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Connecticut River Review will be given annually for an innovative poem. Richard Deming will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three poems of no more than 80 lines each composed using a new form, an existing experimental form, or a radical subversion of a traditional form with a $15 entry fee by July 31. Audio and video recordings are eligible. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Dogfish Head Poetry Prize | Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Fee: $0; Award: $500; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, 10 author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West Virginia. The winner is expected to attend a reading and award ceremony at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware, on December 10. Lodging for a two-night stay at the Dogfish Inn in the beach town of Lewes, Delaware, is provided. Travel expenses are not included. Michael Glaser will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 78 pages by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Seán O’Faoláin International Short Story Collection | Munster Literature Centre

Fee: $21; Award: $2,178; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,178) and publication in Southword is given annually for a short story. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Anam Cara Writer’s Retreat in West Cork and accommodation at the Cork International Short Story Festival. Submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a €19 (approximately $21) entry fee by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award | Prairie Heritage, Inc.

Fee: $0; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a published book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction that “illuminates the heritage of North America’s mid-continental prairies.” Authors, publishers, and the general public may submit two copies of a book published in 2021 by July 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Poetry Prize | Red Wheelbarrow

Fee: $15; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 31st

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Red Wheelbarrow is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also receive 20 copies of a letterpress broadside of the winning poem, printed by Gary Young at Greenhouse Review Press. Juan Felipe Herrera will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than one page each with a $15 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Dillydoun Review Flash Fiction Prize | The Dillydoun Review

Fee: $18; Award: $50 - $2,000; Deadline: July 31st

Entries must observe a 1,000 word Max / No Minimum. All winners and honorable mentions will be published in the print anthology, and will receive one (1) free contributor copy. All other entries will be considered for publication in a TDR Issue or TDR Daily. All TDR publications are considered at the end of the year for our Best of the Best print anthology. You may enter the competition as many times as you wish prior to the closing date. All entries must be accompanied by the $18 entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

MAYDAY Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest | New American Press

Fee: $15; Award: $1,000; Deadline: July 31st

Submissions are open for the MAYDAY Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest and the deadline is July 31! MAYDAY is excited about poetry that surprises us, that isn’t afraid to break traditional forms, that is expansive and bold. We love innovative, strong writing that trusts the reader and is true to its author regardless of genre. Send us a manuscript filled with poems that have achieved a balance of both craft and story so seamlessly that we cannot look away. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Granum Foundation Prizes | Granum Foundation

Fee: $0; Award: $5,000; Deadline: August 2nd

A prize of $5,000 will be given annually to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer to support the completion of a manuscript-in-progress. Up to three finalists will be awarded $500 or more. A Translation Prize of $500 or more will also be given. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of approximately 30 pages by August 2. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Literary Prize | Aspen Words

Fee: $60; Award: $35,000; Deadline: August 5th

A prize of $35,000 is given annually for a book of fiction published in the current year that “illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.” The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the 2023 Aspen Summer Words Writers Conference & Literary Festival in Aspen, Colorado, as a featured speaker and to attend the Aspen Words annual benefit dinner as a guest of honor. Novels, story collections, and translations of books of fiction published in the United States in 2022 are eligible. Publishers may submit a copy of the book with a $60 entry fee by August 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Fellowships, Grants & More

Summer Editorial Fellow | Jewish Book Council

Fee: $0; Award: $800/month

The Jewish Book Council is seeking applicants for the part-time, remote position of Summer Editorial Fellow. Reporting to the editorial director, the Editorial Fellow will be responsible for editing book reviews and occasionally short essays for JBC’s website, PB Daily; helping to compile back matter for Paper Brigade, JBC’s annual literary journal; and providing other editorial support as needed. This position is currently estimated to require two days per week for three months. The fellow will be paid a stipend of $800 per month. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

2023 Artist-in-Residence Program | LightWork

Fee: $10; Award: $5,000; Deadline: July 1st

Apply for Light Work's renowned Artist-in-Residence program. Selected artists will receive a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Applications are open to all artists working in photography or image-based media. *Please note: $10 application fee is paid directly to SlideRoom as a processing fee, and is not a charge initiated by or paid to Light Work. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Maine Artist Fellowship | Maine Arts Commission

Fee: $0; Award: $5,000; Deadline: July 16th

A fellowship of up to $5,000 is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, a creative nonfiction writer, or a writer working in a genre beyond these categories who has lived in the state of Maine for at least one year. The fellow is expected to reside in the state for the year of the fellowship. Writers enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Using only the online submission system, submit up to five poems of any length or no more than 20 pages of prose, an artist statement, and a résumé by June 16. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

First Book Scholarship | GASHER

Fee: $0; Award: $250; Deadline: July 29th

Gasher offers two $250 scholarships to poets submitting their first full-length manuscripts.

Please include in the title of the submission the manuscript’s title. The manuscript must be at least 48pgs of poetry. Please include an author bio in the indicated field. You may only submit one entry per submission period. All other entries will be disqualified regardless of withdrawing previous submissions. Writers must not have published a full-length collection at the time of submission, including self-published books. (chapbooks are okay.) The writer must reside in the United States at the time of submission. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

The Diverse Writers Grant | Speculative Literature Foundation

Fee: $0; Award: $500; Deadline: July 31st

The Diverse Writers grant is intended to support speculative fiction writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups — such as writers of color, women, queer writers, disabled writers, etc. — whose marginalized identities may present additional obstacles in the writing and publishing process. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

The Diverse Worlds Grant | Speculative Literature Foundation

Fee: $0; Award: $500; Deadline: July 31st

The $500 Diverse Worlds grant is intended for work that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the writer’s background. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Work Experience

Freelance Email Copywriter | Copycat Copywriters

Remote

Copycat Copywriters is a Brooklyn-based copywriting collective that builds in-house writing teams for digital marketing agencies and brands. We’re currently looking for part-time freelance email copywriters to grow with Copycat. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Senior Editor | The Adroit Journal

The Adroit Journal seeks an experienced and ambitious editor to lead the expansion of our publication of short stories, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction. The right candidate will have previous literary journal or press experience, and be comfortable leading a large team of volunteer editors and readers. With the support of our four prose editors, our editor-in-chief and executive editor, you will be responsible for evaluating and selecting prose for publication, soliciting submissions, and setting the direction for our prose prizes and relevant special projects. The position is currently estimated to require four to five hours per week and is on a volunteer basis (with the hope that there may be a stipend in the future). Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Staff Engagement Coordinator | The Adroit Journal

The Adroit Journal seeks a passionate, organized Staff Engagement Coordinator with a penchant for community building to lead community and educational programs for members of the Adroit Journal staff. The coordinator will manage the logistics of both our Visiting Writer Series and In-House Staff Craft Talks, which will include recruiting dynamic and exciting authors to enrich. Also, the coordinator will spearhead initiatives that enable staff members to establish connections within the currently 100+ strong Adroit community. Candidates should have experience working in literary organizations, as well as experience mobilizing and completing community building projects. The position is currently estimated to require four to five hours per week and is on a volunteer basis (with the hope that there may be a stipend in the future). Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Multiple Positions | Radon Journal

Radon Journal is seeking applicants to the part-time, volunteer positions of Fiction Reader and Social Media Manager. The Fiction Reader position is currently estimated to require 1-2 hours of reading a week along with a one-hour discussion meeting each Sunday evening. The Social Media Manager would oversee and implement Radon‘s online strategy through Twitter, Instagram, and Discord. 5-10 minutes on each platform would be optimal per day and light graphic skills (such as Canva) are requested. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Director of Engagement and Partnerships | Brooklyn Book Festival

Remote, New York, NY

The Director of Engagement and Partnerships for the Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) will have broad responsibilities and will work directly with the Festival Producer to make the Festival a success. This is a full time, exempt position, with the busiest months from July - October. There is compensating flexibility in the schedule during the other months. Currently, Festival staff work remotely most of the year with a required in-person schedule from August to mid-October in Downtown Brooklyn (Covid-19 considerations respected). Position begins early August 2022. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Credit and Collections Representative | Hachette

Boston, MA

The Credit and Collections Representative will be responsible for 1,000+ active accounts and will oversee timely and effective collection and credit risk management of Accounts Receivable. The Representative will be managing the credit and collections process for assigned domestic customers, performing credit risk analysis to ensure timely delivery and release of customer orders, providing timely and accurate reporting for daily, weekly, and month end cash forecasting and collection results, initiating and maintaining interactions with internal HBG departments to ensure timely resolution. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Executive Publishing Assistant | Beacon Press

Boston, MA

To provide administrative and editorial support to the Director of Beacon Press. The ideal candidate is someone who hopes to build or continue a career as an executive administrator in the publishing industry. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Volunteer Grant Writer | Longleaf Review

We’re looking for a grant writer to volunteer with our small nonprofit. This person will help us research, cultivate, and develop grant proposals. Our goal is to pay our writers, pay our editors, ensure the longevity of the journal, and kick off a free to low-cost writing workshop program. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Multiple Positions | Candlewick Press

Boston, MA

Candlewick Press is seeking a Promotional Materials Production Coordinator, Controller, and Accounts Payable Specialist. They’re also seeking a design intern, editorial intern, graphic production intern, marketing intern, production and manufacturing intern, publishing technologies intern, and sales intern. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Development Coordinator for Operations & Events | GrubStreet

Boston, MA

The Development Coordinator for Operations & Events is responsible for critical tasks, including processing donations, coordinating gift acknowledgements, and supporting event planning for donors and members. This is a full-time permanent position, with occasional evening work required for donor events. This position is based out of our fast-paced and friendly Boston office, with options to work remotely a few days per week. This position reports to the Senior Manager for Leadership Giving and works closely with the entire development team as well as the finance and marketing teams. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

 

Submissions

Submissions to Kin + Dignity® Magazine

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 1st

KIN + DIGNITY®, the magazine for Black lives in Southern small towns, is seeking unpublished writing pieces and photography for our September 2022 publication theme: “Black Cowboys, Cowgirls, and the Southern Black Rodeo Experience.” View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Black Annis Books

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 2nd

Black Annis Books is open to submissions. We are interested in feminist horror, and horror that is socially conscious. We want your best work that uses elements of horror to explore social and emotional issues in beautiful, terrifying, metaphorical ways. Think Us, It Follows, and Midsommar. Think a modern "Yellow Wallpaper." Think the dark fairy tales of Angela Carter. Make us think, and make us shudder. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Poetry South

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 15th

Poetry South is currently accepting no-fee submissions for Issue 14. We are a national journal that considers all kinds of poetry. Though we pay particular attention to writers from the South, the magazine has a tradition of including poets from other regions in the US and other countries. We are looking for a great mix of styles and voices that will appeal to our audience and breathe new life into the poetry of the South. We do consider long poems, and we do accept simultaneous submissions. Our annual submission deadline is July 15. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Parliament Literary Journal

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 17th

We just want you to GET INSPIRED. Write us a story. Craft us a poem. 500 words or less. What story, what emotion, what character(s) does this evoke for you? Artist’s and Editor’s Winners will be published in our Summer 2022 issue. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Rail Switch Poetry

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 25th

Rail Switch Poetry is a new journal for poetry videos. Accepted submissions will be published online, to the publication website and possibly to a publication youtube or vimeo channel. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to WTAW Press

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 27th

WTAW Press will read manuscripts of full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, hybrids etc.) during its summer open submission period from June 15—July 27, 2022. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Blissful Pursuit Magazine

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 30th

THEME: Submit writing or art that references history – whether it be major political/social/cultural events or innovations, those that relate to your own heritage, or a topic that you feel passionate about that depicts your heritage or anything that’s happened in the past. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Sonder

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 31st

Curious about other people’s loves, losses, or even grocery lists? Into Humans of New York, we’re not really strangers, or Stories from a stranger? For Issue 10, Sonder, we invite you to share glimpses of others’ lives — glimpses reminding us that everyone is the main character of their own story — and reminding us how important it is to recognize these hidden moments. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to River River Books

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 31st

River River Books was founded by Amorak Huey and Han VanderHart in March 2022. Inspired by the idea that you cannot step in the same river twice, at River River Books, two poetry editors join together to publish two exceptional poetry titles a year. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Verum Literary Press

Fee: $0; Deadline: July 31st

Verum is currently open for submissions for it’s online magazine. The theme is awakening; bright discoveries and wretched journeys, however they may look. Poetry, short stories, and visual art are all welcome, ecpecially from non-white and/or queer artists. Send us your best. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Cold Mountain Review

Fee: Yes; Deadline: July 31st

Multi-genre and multi-perspective; local, regional, and international; featuring the established, the neglected, and the emerging: Cold Mountain Review aims to recapture strands of its founding vision as well as to offer new and innovating ideas about place, sustainability, writing, and art. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to West Trade Review

Fee: $0; Deadline: August 1st

West Trade Review is published quarterly (one large print edition each spring and an online quarterly each summer, fall, and winter).  We strive to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (personal essays/memoir), photography, and artwork and publish a mix of established and up and coming writers/artists. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Creative Nonfiction

Fee: $3; Deadline: August 1st

Creative Nonfiction is currently seeking original short nonfiction for the Sunday Short Read email, which reaches 8,000+ readers weekly. Accepted work is also featured and archived online. We’re open to submissions on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Grist

Fee: $4; Deadline: August 15th

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. It publishes craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to ZYZZYVA

Fee: $0; Deadline: September 1st

ZYZZYVA is a San Francisco literary journal publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art by the best writers, poets, translators, and artists working on the West Coast—and beyond. Since the magazine’s inception over thirty years ago, each issue offers the thrill of discovering new voices, and the satisfaction of reading new works by award-winning and established authors. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Consequence

Fee: $0; Deadline: October 15th

Consequence addresses the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence through literature and art, offering intellectual and emotional access to the experiences of combatants, victims, and witnesses. We provide the public with works and voices from around the world to promote a clearer and more nuanced understanding of what’s at stake in choosing to wage war or engage in conflict. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

Fee: $0; Deadline: October 15th

Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to River Styx

Fee: Yes; Deadline: November 30th

As a multicultural magazine of poetry, prose and art, River Styx publishes works of both new and established artists significant for their originality, energy and deft of craft. The high quality of its form and content have made it a leader among literary magazines for more than 40 years. We publish poetry, short fiction, essays, drawings, and photographs. If your work is the best that it can be and you deem it fits with the established style and content of our magazine, please send it to River Styx. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Midwest Review

Fee: Yes; Deadline: December 1st

We look for well-crafted, thoughtful, and thought-provoking writing and visual art that examines, interprets, and redefines the full spectrum of life, past and present, in the Midwest. The Midwest is the region of the north central United States that includes the Great Lakes area and the upper Mississippi River valley (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is comprised of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri). Of course, the Midwest is also a state of mind. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The PoArtMo Anthology

Fee: $12; Deadline: December 31st

PoArtMo stands for “Positive Actions Rally Thoughts & Momentum,” a concept based on the following tenets: 1. Family-friendliness & clean language – 2. Positivity and upliftment – 3. Inclusivity and respect for all. Short stories, flash fiction, essays, drawings, paintings, photography, and digital art. No poetry. Especially interested in reading submissions from people who work on positive projects and concepts. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Adroit Journal

Fee: $0; Deadline: April 1st, 2023

The Adroit Journal is looking for work that’s bizarre, authentic, subtle, outrageous, indefinable, raw, paradoxical. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Decadent Review

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

The Decadent Review is seeking spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of Dmitri Shostakovich and his music. They’re looking for: Criticism (cultural, literary), reviews (recordings, books, poetry, art), essays (aesthetics, linguistics, meta, history), musical ekphrasis of compositions (poetic, euphonious, discordant). They value: Erudition, cynicism, sarcasm, classicism, brutality, humor, and existential despair. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to World Wildlife Love Letter

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

World Wildlife Magazine invites submissions of short, uplifting personal essays about nature’s impact on a writer. Length: 100-300 words. Pay: $1.25/word for accepted pieces. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Solstice Literary Magazine

Fee: $3; Deadline: Rolling

Solstice Literary Magazine welcomes experimental or traditional pieces of fiction, nonfiction or poetry, graphic lit, and also photography. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Boston Review

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

The Boston Review welcomes nonfiction and book review submissions on a wide range of subjects, from politics, philosophy, and economics to science, law, gender, sexuality, and race. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Incessant Pipe

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

The WebSalh0n for Poetry and Poetry related writing and media. Accepting poetry, essays, reviews, and audio recordings.Send submissions w/short bio to: [email protected]View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Lily Poetry Review

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Lily Poetry Review is currently accepting general submissions of poetry, art and flash fiction for the review, chapbook and full-length poetry books. Please go to the Submittable for full details. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Massachusetts Review

Fee: $3; Deadline: Rolling

“We seek a balance between established writers and promising new ones. We're interested in material of variety and vitality relevant to the intellectual and aesthetic questions of our time. We aspire to have a broad appeal; our commitment, in part regional, is not provincial.” View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Meat For Tea

Fee: $4.50; Deadline: Rolling

Meat For Tea is a non-academic affiliated magazine committed to recognizing and featuring the work of the artists, writers, and musicians living in western Massachusetts and beyond. Writing submissions should be works of poetry and short prose no longer than 1500 words in length, 8000 words for short fiction and essays, 1200 words for flash and microfiction. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Los Angeles Review

Fee: $3; Deadline: Rolling

The Los Angeles Review is open for submissions year-round. All submissions will be considered for LAR Online and for the new best-of print edition to be released yearly in the Spring. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Hare’s Paw

Fee: $3; Deadline: Rolling

Hare's Paw Literary Journal is limitless - representing the ability to walk between our own stillness and the world around us, identifying what matters and what intrigues us, regardless of societal demands. Hare's Paw publishes authentic, strange, soulful, and even joyful work that allows all voices to be heard. If you've ever had a hard time placing your work, consider Hare's Paw Literary Journal your home. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Share Journal

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Contributors can submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry or visual artwork that portrays experiences from their lives, or activities and happenings in the world around them. We encourage you to share your work in any form as long as each mode represents a topical theme relatable to life, human nature, human condition, human concerns, human growth and achievements, etc. Whatever your story is, you are welcome to share it with us. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Capsule Stories

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Capsule Stories is a print literary magazine published once every season. Our first issue was published on March 1, 2019, and we accept submissions year-round. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to BreakBread Magazine

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives under the age of 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories and visual arts—fine art, photography, comics, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work that explores new directions in arts and letters.   View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Rollick Magazine

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Rollick’s mandate is to attract cutting-edge, quality content that inspires real engagement. We will consider any pitch that expresses unique and original thought. You can send in short stories, essays, poetry, memoirs, confessionals, experimental fiction, and anything else in between. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Puritan

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

The Puritan seeks submissions all year round, from anywhere in the world. Regular submissions to the magazine are free of charge and should fall under one of four categories: fiction, essays, poetry, and reviews. Unless we are soliciting your work, all submissions must be previously unpublished (this includes self-publishing, publishing on blogs, and in chapbook format). View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The 365 Collection | Lucky Jefferson

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Lucky Jefferson happily accepts unso­licited sub­mis­sions of poetry year-round into its 365 Collection, a 100% digital collection of poetry and other literature. Upon acceptance, submissions will be included on our website and social media account(s).

 View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Embark Literary Journal

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Embark accepts submissions from all over the world and have no geographical constraints. However, all submissions must be written in English (or translated into English from another language, in which case both the author and the translator must be credited). They do NOT accept submissions of memoirs or other nonfiction works. Only the openings of novels (works of fiction 50,000 words or longer) will be considered. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Frontier Poetry

Fee: $0; Award: $50 per poem, up to $150; Deadline: Rolling

Submissions for Frontier Poetry’s New Voices poetry category are open year round to any new and emerging poet who has not published more than one full-length collection of poetry. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Voyage YA

Fee: $0; Award: $200 per accepted story; Deadline: Rolling

Voyage YA simply aims to publish good work and provide a space for new and established voices. To get an idea of what they publish, please read their archives. General submissions are open year-round and there is no fee to submit to their general categories. New work is published weekly. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to So to Speak Blog

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

The So to Speak Blog is unique in that it opens itself up to multiple forms of storytelling. Hybrid works, reviews, interviews, and visual art are welcomed submissions. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to The Sun 

Fee: $0; Award: $100-$2,000; Deadline: Rolling

The Sun publishes personal essays, fiction, and poetry. Personal stories that touch on political and cultural issues are welcome. They encourage submissions from writers of color. View more submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Boston Accent Lit

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Submissions to Boston Accent Lit are always open on a rolling basis. They accept works in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art. Issues are published six times per year online. View complete submission guidelines here.

 

Submissions to Boston Poetry Magazine

Fee: $0; Deadline: Rolling

Boston Poetry Magazine accepts submissions year-round. They accept both previously published material and simultaneous submissions. View complete submission guidelines here.

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