Opportunities List

This is a curated list. All of these opportunities have been vetted for fairness to new and established writers. They must do one or all of the following:

  • lead to fair payment 
  • lead to genuinely good exposure
  • give you a good line on your CV 
  • provide tons of creative fun 
In addition, any charge for competition entries should be fair.

I may not always get it right. You may occasionally find a link doesn't work. Or you may have one of your own opportunities you would like me to highlight. In any of these circumstances, please contact me via the contact form on the main page of the blog.        



Agents seeking submissions 

A for Authors

Take care they have submissions periods  and will delete your work without looking at it if you submit at the wrong time.  

Curtis Brown - unusual campaign via Twitter 


Georgina  Capel Associates 

 Please note that these agents have actively approached us looking for new writers and may be of interest to anyone who has a complete novel ready. 
If you approach them you should tell them you are studying at the University of Salford.  Rachel for children's and YA. rachel@capelland.co.uk Romily for crime writers romily@capelland.co.uk .

Maria Carvainis

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. represents a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with special interest in literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade, memoir, biography, history, business, psychology, pop culture and popular science. If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, first 5-10 pages, and note of any writing credentials.
Please email queries to mca@mariacarvainisagency.com. All attachments must be either Word documents or PDF files.

Gill McLay 

Looking for work for children

Muslim Heritage 

Like so many of you, we are gravely alarmed by the present administration’s recent broad ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. Our hearts ache for the innocent people affected. We also fear the message sent by these bans to people within our country and to those outside of our borders. But we are also heartened by the immediate and widespread opposition these bans have met. And we’d like to do our part!


Sabina Sulaiman 

Women's Fiction 


Articles 

Authors Publish

They particularly like articles about writing.  

Contrary Magazine

Generous fee.


New Orleans Review 

Articles up to 2500 words.

Toasted Cheese

Set up by American and Canadian women, seeking diversity.


Awards

Rubery Book Award 

  • We accept books and ebooks but please do not send both unless requested to do so.
  • There is no publication date restriction.
  • We accept fiction (all genres), young adult, children’s, biographies, non-fiction, self-help, cookery, poetry, photography etc. There are no limits on the type.

Children’s 

Joan Aitken Future Classics  

31 July 2017 
A.M. Heath and Lizza Aiken, Joan’s daughter, are launching a competition to find a standout new voice in middle grade children’s fiction.
Joan Aiken was the prizewinning writer of over a hundred books for young readers and adults and is recognized as one of the classic authors of the twentieth century. Her best-known series was ‘The Wolves Chronicles’, of which the first book The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was awarded the Lewis Carroll prize. On its publication TIME magazine called it: ‘One genuine small masterpiece.’  Both that and Black Hearts in Battersea have been made into films. Joan’s books are internationally acclaimed and she received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in the United States as well as the Guardian Award for Fiction in the UK for The Whispering Mountain. Joan Aiken was decorated with an MBE for her services to children’s books.
 

Arthur Levine 

For children all age groups.

Black and White  

Traditional small publisher accepting unsolicited  

Capstone 


Send your submission via email to author.sub@capstonepub.com.
Include the following in the body of the email, NOT as attachments:
  • Sample chapters
  • Résumé
  • List of previous publishing credits, if applicable
We will respond only if your writing samples fit our needs.

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, & remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.

Free Spirit

Our mission is to provide children and teens with the tools they need to overcome challenges and make a difference in the world. We publish high-quality nonfiction books and learning materials for children and teens, parents, educators, counselors, and others who live and work with young people.
Founded in 1983 by author and educator Judy Galbraith, Free Spirit Publishing produces award-winning books that are recognized and respected for their creative, practical, jargon-free, and solution-based focus. A contract and royalty publisher, we produce 20–25 new titles each year.

Ladybug

Poetry, short stories and non-fiction for 3-6 years. Online submission only.  

 

Gill McLay 

Agent looking for work for children 

 

Guardian Angel Kids  

Online magazine for children  

 

 Source Books

Small, traditional publisher. 



Sunpenny

Traditional publisher. Most genres. Please read guidelines carefully. 

Sweet Cherry Publishing

Note they offer a fee not a royalty and all that that implies.     

 

Yatopia

Open for young adult and middle grade.


Creative Non-fiction 

Adelaide Literary Magazine




Segora International 

15 June 
Two presentation events, one in France and one in UK, to celebrate 10 years of Segora
Venues and dates to be announced
First prize for the Vignette competition increased to £100

 

Antagonish Review
















Granta 

Note sliding submission dates. Prestigious publication. 

Save the Earth

Save the Earth … on first glance, it sounds like the remit of a superhero.
“How could I possibly save the earth?” I said to myself. “Half the time I’m writing, I struggle to remember to save my documents, let alone the planet!”

No author compnesation but a line on your CV and a worthy cause.  

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.  

 

Comics

Write comics  


Crime

Grey Cells

Looking for all sorts of crime.

Distributed by Random House 

 

Creative Non-Fiction

Adelaide Literary Magazine 

Deadline:  May 21, 2017 (or first 200 submissions in each category)

Fee: $25.00 USD (€23.50) for each submission received by May 21

$20.00 USD (€19.00) for each submission received by April 15, (early birds)



Categories:

Adelaide Literary Magazine Poetry Award 2017


Adelaide Literary Magazine Short Story Award 2017

Adelaide Literary Magazine Essay Award  2017




The prize: The winning author in each category shall receive a publishing contract for a book of poetry, short stories, or essays, and a free copy of the Adelaide Literary Magazine Awards Anthology 2017. The winning authors will be featured in the interview section of the Adelaide Literary Magazine Fall Edition and will be nominated by Adelaide Literary Magazine for the Pushcart Prize. - See more at: http://adelaidemagazine.org/literary_contests.html#sthash.4d0usYkZ.dpuf

The 3288 Review

The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone, and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

A 3 Review

Editorial Focus

The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing Maps. Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly writing contest. Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes. Total cash prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

 

A & U Magazine 







Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Kushner, Emanuel Xavier, Patrick Donnelly, Stephen S. Mills, Diane Seuss, Brent Calderwood, Andrew Demcak, Julie E. Bloemeke
Formats: 
Web, Print
Anything to d with HIV and Aids.   

 Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

Antioch Review

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can help 
you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we have 
used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we might 
postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Articles: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters 
beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and 
humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in 
their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own
 journals and audiences.  We try for the interpretive essay on a topic of current importance, drawing on scholarly 
materials for its substance and appealing to the intellectual and social concerns of our readers.  We are also interested 
in reviving the moribund art of literary journalism.

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

 Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

Black Warrior Review 

Read  a sample issue first.

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that 
feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc.

Blunderbus Mag

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 0-3
Payment: Cash

 Brain Child

Brain Child and is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We focus on long form essays that range from 1,500 – 4,500 words. We are excited by great writing – and by both new and established writers. It
makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time. We believe our
writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work through our
website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. We respond within eight weeks.
We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us. We pay all of our writers for published
online and print pieces.

Brick

Brick prides itself on publishing the best literary non-fiction in the world, and we are eager to read your freshest, most impeccable, most compelling non-fiction submissions.
What is literary non-fiction, you ask? It’s a wider label than you might think. We are guided by the following tenet, which appears on the masthead of every issue of Brick:
Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing to be so little appreciated as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and fairly judge them.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

Carte Blanche  

Editorial Focus
carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept
unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics,
photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.

Carve

Decline/Accept (formerly reject!)
Featured in the Premium Edition with listings online.
+We want to support all writers, even the ones we don't publish.
+If we decline(d) your story and it's accepted elsewhere, let us know.
+We might ask to feature an excerpt and a recap of your experience in our Premium Edition.
+If we decline(d) your piece and it hasn't been accepted elsewhere yet, consider this a list of suggestions for where to send your story next.
+You may also opt to use our Literary Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.

Catamaran 

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can  find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure,  and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and  the personal journey and freedom.
                                                                                        

Chapman Publications 

Note this publisher still likes paper submissions.

Chicken Soup for the Soul 

One off payment and ten free copies of the book.

The Christian Science Monitor   

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: zero to 2
Payment: Cash

concīs

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman, Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton, Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: Web, E-publication
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 5-10
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

Confrontation 

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: Reema Rajbanshi, David Ray, T.C. Boyle, Anis Shivani
Formats: Web, Print
Reading Period: Aug 16 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2
Issue Price: $12
Subscription Price: $15/2 issues; $25/4 issues; $35/6 issues
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

Conjunctions  

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. Read dangerously!

December 

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and
celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.  in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental.
We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences.

Dual Coast Magazine 

Dual Coast Magazine is interested in just about everything the average reader might enjoy. We accept photography, recipes, fiction, art, nonfiction, poetry, and even jokes. 5K words is our upper limit. Please only submit original works.

The Dublin Review 

Eastern Iowa Review

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental.

 England's Future History  

Just good fun - especially if you like writing speculative fiction. 

Geist 

must have a Canadian connection.

New Orleans Review    

New Welsh Review  


Platypus 

Platypus Press 'Shorts'

Deadline: Rolling
We are seeking fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital shorts due in 2018. platypuspress.co.uk

Prole Books

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send secrets,
satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.


Sycamore  

One off payment. Literary magazine. Take care with submission dates.   

The Timberlane Review  

Small submission charge. Small payments. Nice publication.

Toasted Cheese  

Winter Tangerine

At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from the start. If you think you've created something that fits this description, please submit.

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art. Read more here.

Crime 

Murderous Intent Writing Competition

25 June
1st Prize: £500.00
2nd Prize: £300.00
3rd Prize: £200.00
Closing date: June 25th 2017

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

We welcome submissions from all writers but we do want to see a crime story where the characters are cleverly crafted and highly believable. We want to feel their emotions, to feel their sense of fear and trepidation and we want to understand why the crime happens.
Focus on the plot, whether the murder happens by mistake, is a crime of passion or is planned to perfection, your story must be original, in-depth and the characters must be brimming over with emotion.

Ready for a little murderous intent? Click HERE 

 

Digital Fiction

Opening up digital fiction  

Free to enter. £300 prize.

Environment

Ashland Creek  


Essays

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 

31 October 

The 2017 Franklin quote is :
‘If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.’ Poor Richard, 1738

AGNI

Brevity Magazine 

Helen 

HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We’re looking for flash fiction that opens us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and dazzle us, and essays that pour us into your world. We offer token to semi-professional payment. Please visit us: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish.

Knives, Forks and Spoons

Good poetics essays? (MA students, probably) This press is well known to us, so we encourage you to submit.   

New Orleans Review 



Sun Magazine 

 Sasee

All about women.


Fantasy

Beneath Ceaseless Skies  

Clarke's World  

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, & remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.

Kraken Press  

Horror, dark fantasy, weird

  Strangelet 


Flash fiction

Pennine Ink  

7 July 

Interpret this any way you wish.
Word limit - 500 words

First Prize - £50 (or equivalent in dollars), publication in Pennine Ink and on the website.

For readers outside the UK, please enter via our website.

50 Word Fiction 

Ongoing. No payment. Pure fun.

99 Fiction 

on-going, no payment, but good self-discipline and a line on your CV

100 Word Story 

The whole is a part and the part is a whole. The 100-word format forces the writer to question each word, to reckon with Flaubert’s mot juste in a way that even most flash fiction doesn’t. At the same time the brevity of the form allows the...
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Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone, and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
 

Abys and Apex Mag 

On going submissions cycle - please read carefully.


Adhoc Fiction 

 

Ambit Magazine 

Small payment. 

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

NAWG

Ongoing competition. Small entry fee. Small returns but it does pays.

Bath  Flash Fiction Awards

Rolling competition

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that 
feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc.

Blunderbus Mag

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 0-3
Payment: Cash

Bound Off 

Bound Off is a monthly magazine of literary short stories, founded in 2006 and based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our mission is to merge the oral tradition of storytelling with new technology to create a digital audio magazine.
Bound Off is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to paying authors for their work. All staff are unpaid volunteers.

CafeLit

Quirky. Links to a drink. Double opportunity to get published. Royalties paid on second opportunity.

Ether Books 

Number of submissions limited.  Small payments.  

Everyday Fiction  

Small one-off payment

Flash 500

On going competition with generous prizes but takes an entry fee.

Flash Fiction  

Little Ms. Mslexia subscribers only. 

Flash Genre 

Mslexia subscibers only. Up to 3,000 words of fantasy, romance, sci-fi or crime.

Helen 

HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We’re looking for flash fiction that opens us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and dazzle us, and essays that pour us into your world. We offer token to semi-professional payment. Please visit us: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish.

Litro

no payment but really good exposure

Neon Magazine 

Small payment.  

Palm-sized prompts 

No payment but great fun and good for your self-discipline.  

Paragraph Planet  

No payment but good exposure   



Robbed of Sleep 

Study submission dates carefully. Small fee paid.  

Sixpenny magazine

encourages great illustrations    

StepAway Magazine 

Submit, one at a time and  no more than one a month to submissions@stepawaymagazine.com

The Short Short Story 

 Rolling competitions.   

Stories everywhere

Monthly Twitter competition.  Free writing class as prize. 

Tears in the Fence

Only compensation is a copy of the mag but it is nicely literary. 

Third Word

Submit: You submit a piece of flash fiction of  exactly 80 words of your own work and send it to us by either the second or fourth Monday of each month, for you chance to win £20 and get published on our website. 

Tube-Flash  

no payment but great fun and it will lift your profile  Themed.  

Scottish Book Trust 

Rolling competition. Themed. You win a mug. Fun. 

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send secrets,
satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.
  

Vestal Review

Complex submission guidelines.  Please read carefully. Small compensation. 
 

General Creative Writing

Once again we are offering your students the opportunity to publish their work on www.mystudentstyle.co.uk, the student website run by students for students.

If your students would like to know more please ask them to email me at nancy@mystudentstyle.co.uk, or fill in the 'Write for Us' information here:   http://www.mystudentstyle.co.uk/contact-my/
Note no payment but a good place to get your work seen.

Neon Magazine  

Unusual opportunity.  Worth a shot!


Haiku

Times Haiku Contest 

This is a weekly contest and it is free. Winners, and runners up, are published every Thursday in the Executive Appointments supplement of the FT.  Topics for the next week's competition are also announced then. Submit to workplace.haiku@ft.com . Enter up to 10 haiku per week - your own work and unpublished.

Acorn 

Submissions will be read during January/February and July/August only.
Original unpublished haiku not under consideration elsewhere are welcome. Please send submissions of 5-15 poems at a time. Posting to private, online mailing lists and workshops is not considered prior publication; however, appearance in an edited online journal or a public forum, or posting on Twitter, Facebook or a personal blog, renders a poem ineligible for submission. All copyrights revert to the author upon publication.

 

Historical Fiction 

Caerus Press 

Please read guidelines carefully.  

 

Horror

Kraken Press  

Horror, dark fantasy, weird

 

Tor

Specialists in horror, science  fiction and fantasy

 

Wild Wolf Publishing   

Small but traditional publisher. 

Journalism 



Novels

Candy Jar 

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and talent, for stories that are fresh and engaging. We’d love 
to read what you have been working on. If you have an agent, great, but don’t worry if not; we welcome 
unsolicited manuscripts. Just complete the contact form to the right of the web site.  

Kensington  Publishing Group   

SUBMIT TO ONE EDITOR ONLY VIA EMAIL. From the list of editors and their areas of interest below,
determine which editor would be best suited to or most interested in the type of book you are proposing.
 Address the submission to that editor’s attention. If an editor passes, it’s a pass for Kensington;
do not re-query or re-submit to another editor.

***

Please send a QUERY ONLY in the body of the email.

Do not attach manuscripts or proposals to e-mail queries.
An editor will respond if he or she is interested in seeing your material based on your query. Due to the
volume of submissions, editors may only respond to projects they wish to further consider.
Requested manuscripts should be Word documents unless otherwise specified, typed in 12-point font,
double-spaced, and paginated. Include title and author in file name.
ALLOW AT LEAST THREE MONTHS FOR RESPONSE. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE 
KENSINGTON OFFICES. IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK ON YOUR QUERY, IT MEANS THAT YOUR PROJECT DOESN’T FIT OUR CURRENT EDITORIAL NEEDS. 

Level best Books  

How to submit:
Please email the first 75 pages (roughly, do not break a chapter) and a brief synopsis of your completed, previously unpublished novel. Please do not submit samples of unfinished manuscripts.
  • Email your submission(s) to VerenaRose@comcast.net
  • Type “NOVEL submission” in the subject line of your email (without it attachments will not be opened). We have overlapping open submission periods for novels and anthologies so please be clear about what you’re submitting to. Submissions that don’t follow this requirement will be returned.
  • Please indicate if the work is a standalone novel or part of a series (completed or planned)
Read more 

 

Poetry 


Open Poetry Competition

10 June  

1st Prize: £500.00
2nd
Prize: £300.00
3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 10th 2017 

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

Our Open Poetry Competitions are always popular and if you love poetry, why not share some with us? You could walk away with our top prize of £500. This poetry competition is open to all poets across the globe and if you have a favourite poem, make sure you enter it on or before the closing date.

You have a maximum of 40 lines.

Poems can be on any topic but must be previously unpublished.

Read the rules or enter HERE

Milestones National Poetry Competiton 

21st June 2017
The competition is open to all, internationally but must be in English, with a separate prize for under-16s, and the 
winning poems will be chosen by legendary Liverpool poet Brian Patten. 
Milestones National Poetry Competition launches today with £500 first prize. Read More.

Manchester Cathedral 

30 June  
Poems submitted should be broadly religious or ‘spiritual’ in nature and, like all good religious 
poetry, appeal to those who would not necessarily describe themselves as ‘religious’. We 
encourage poetry from a range of faith traditions, as well as from those struggling to discover a
sense of the sacred. Poems are welcome in any style or form and will be judged solely on their
merits as poetry.

2River Review 

We prefer poems with these qualities: image, subtlety, and point of view; a surface of worldly exactitude, as 
well as a depth of semantic ambiguity; and a voice that negotiates with its body of predecessors. Before 
submitting,...
Read more

32 Poems

At 32 Poems our bias is for inventive language complicated by music, form, and feeling. As a rule we publish
shorter work that can fit on a single page (32 lines or less), but we sometimes make exceptions to
 accommodate particularly exciting...
Read more
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This
doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone,
and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

A 3 Review

Editorial Focus

The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing Maps.
Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly writing contest.
Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes. Total cash
prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

A & U Magazine 












Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Kushner, Emanuel Xavier, Patrick Donnelly, Stephen S. Mills, Diane Seuss, Brent Calderwood,
Andrew Demcak, Julie E. Bloemeke
Formats: 
Web, Print
Anything to d with HIV and Aids.   

Abremelin  

Abramelin accepts submissions year round.
I will try to give you a response within a few weeks.
At times, however, it may be more like 3 months.
Publication will follow within six to nine months.
Abramelin has been publishing high quality poetry since the summer of 2006
We have around 12,000 visitors a year – from 83 different countries in 2014!

 Acumen Poetry

Performance elements. All poetry submitted is read.

Agni 

Nice payments

Ambit Magazine 

Small payment.

American Aesthetic

Maximum of four poems (Total submission not to exceed 200 lines.) Use submission 

form or send Email with MS Word (.doc) attachment. Notification within six to eight 

weeks. 

All submissions are considered for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter issues. We require 

first  serial rights for the poems we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the 

author upon  publication. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printing or 

publication of poems that first appear in our journal. We are also open to publishing 

poems that have already been published elsewhere (in print or electronic format). 

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. There is no submission fee.

Antagonish Review 

Generous fees

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

Antioch Review

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can help 
you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we have 
used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we might 
postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Articles: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters 
beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and 
humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in 
their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own
 journals and audiences.  We try for the interpretive essay on a topic of current importance, drawing on scholarly 
materials for its substance and appealing to the intellectual and social concerns of our readers.  We are also interested 
in reviving the moribund art of literary journalism.

Antiphon

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your work to Antiphon.
We are happy to read up to four poems that have not been published elsewhere (online 
workshopping is fine, but not publication in a magazine or blog.  
Please take note of this: we've rejected a number of submissions recently as they were already 
available on the web).

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

Astrophile

The best way to get a sense of what we publish is to buy a book. As a small press, we are dependent upon 
book sales. We thank everyone who has supported us through the years--you are stars! We offer calls with 
particular requirements sometimes make sure your work/letter speaks to these specific requirements or 
prompts before sending your work. Though we wish we could respond to every submission personally, 
we cannot, but please understand that we will read all work carefully and appreciate the time and energy 
you put into your work. Read more here. 

Atrium 

We would love to read your poems. If you would like them to be considered for publication on Atrium, 
please send up to three poems in a Word document to atriumpoetrysubmissions@gmail.com. Please format 
poems in 12 point Times New Roman, single spaced.
Please put “Poetry Submission – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Please include a short – 40 words maximum – third person biography. If you would like us to include
links to your own website, publisher, Twitter, etc. please include these too. (The links do not count as
part of the 40 word bio.)
We don’t mind if work has been previously published (as long as you retain copyright). Please let us know
 where it has previously appeared, so that we can credit the publisher. If any poem we publish goes on to be 
published elsewhere, we’ll be chuffed for you – and we’d love it if you’d give Atrium a mention. 
The poem remains your own. Read more here.

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are 

read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, 

intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of 

poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with 

writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that 
feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc.

Body Literature

No payment but they do submit your work for awards.

Bomb 

Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB includes a print
quarterly magazine and an online daily publication. In addition to conversations between artists of all
disciplines, BOMB publishes original works of fiction, poetry, and translation.
BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a distinguished
guest judge. Our fiction contest, judged Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean, is now open for 
submissions. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the fall issue of BOMB Magazine’s 
literary supplement, First Proof. 


Border Crossing 

submission Guidelines:
Reading Period: Sep 15 to Feb 1
Reporting Time: 3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 3-5
Payment: Cash

Boulevard Magazine

Note, limited submissions periods.

Brain Child

Brain Child and is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We focus on long form essays that range
from 1,500 – 4,500 words. We are excited by great writing – and by both new and established writers. It
makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time. We believe our
writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work through our
website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. We respond within eight weeks.
We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us. We pay all of our writers for published
online and print pieces.

Brittle Star

Physical submissions only.

By and By Poetry

BY&BY POETRY is looking for submissions to bolster their already stellar line-up for Issue 7. We only accept
the best poetry available and we typically respond within a week. We want to read your words—
http://www.byandbylit.org/submit/

 Cadverine Magazine 

You must be 30 or under and this is more about visibility than payment.  

Carte Blanche  

Editorial Focus
carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept
unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics,
photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.
Decline/Accept (formerly reject!)
Featured in the Premium Edition with listings online.
+We want to support all writers, even the ones we don't publish.
+If we decline(d) your story and it's accepted elsewhere, let us know.
+We might ask to feature an excerpt and a recap of your experience in our Premium Edition.
+If we decline(d) your piece and it hasn't been accepted elsewhere yet, consider this a list of suggestions for 
where to send your story next.
+You may also opt to use our Literary Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.

Catamaran 

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our 
mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the 
best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper 
for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to 
present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the 
environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and the personal journey and freedom. 

Cave Wall  

Cave Wall, published twice a year, is a national literary magazine
dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry. We are
interested in poems of any length and style from both established
and emerging poets. Each issue includes black & white art, as well.

Poems first published in
Cave Wall have been featured on Poetry
Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac
, and in the Best American
Poetry
and Best New Poets awards anthologies.

                                                                                        

 The Chaotic Review  

one off payment for each poem accepted 

 Chapman Publishing  

A literary magazine  

The Christian Science Monitor   


Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: zero to 2
Payment: Cash

concīs

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman, Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton, Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: Web, E-publication
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 5-10
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

Conjunctions  

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established 
and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors 
whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and 
thought. Read dangerously!

Confrontation 

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: Reema Rajbanshi, David Ray, T.C. Boyle, Anis Shivani
Formats: Web, Print
Reading Period: Aug 16 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2
Issue Price: $12
Subscription Price: $15/2 issues; $25/4 issues; $35/6 issues
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

Contrary Magazine

Generous fee.

Cordite 

Cordite Poetry Review is a quarterly Australian journal of poetry and its criticism. International authors
are most welcome. Each issue is themed (broadly), so please be sure to look at our submissions page.
Cordite Scholarly is a fully refereed section of the journal, dedicated to research.

Crannog Magazine  

A very fair fee. 

Crazy Horse

Note time restrictions on submissions.  


Creative Writing Ink

Rolling competition.

The Cresset 

We publish both religiously themed poems and poems on other themes that interact with their subject matter in a
fresh, interesting, and contemporary manner. Please no inspirational verse or biblical paraphrase. If you’re not
sure whether your work will fit at The Cresset, please read the poems in the most recent issues. We prefer
submissions through Submittable.

Day One

Day One is looking for: · Original short fiction from debut and emerging writers (who have never before
published a full-length novel or story collection). Up to 20,000 words · Poetry from emerging poets
We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.
 in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental.
We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat
spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch
aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences.

Dual Coast Magazine 

Dual Coast Magazine is interested in just about everything the average reader might enjoy. We accept 
photography, recipes, fiction, art, nonfiction, poetry, and even jokes. 5K words is our upper limit. 
Please only submit original works.

Driftwood Press

DRIFTWOOD PRESS: John Updike once said, "Creativity is a plus name for regular activity. Any
activity  becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it better." Driftwood Press accepts fiction,
poetry, graphic narrative, and visual art. We're partial towards narrative poetry and stream of
consciousness prose, but open to all literary styles. We offer premium one-week responses and guest
editorships.
http://www.driftwoodpress.net

Geist

- must have a Canadian connection 

Granta 

Note sliding submission dates. Prestigious publication. 

Green Bottle Press 

Fore more experienced poets 

Helen 

HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We’re looking for flash fiction that opens
us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and dazzle us, and
essays that pour us into your world. We offer token to semi-professional payment.
Please visit us: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/

Irish  Literary Review

Online literary journal. Do read before you submit.  

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. 
We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white
 photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some
 connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t 
articulate them. But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/
Deadline: April-ish.

Like Starlings 

A little different. Poets are paired to converse in poetry

Neon Magazine 

Very little payment but a very nice magazine.

New Welsh Review

One off fee. Note news about some specific dates. 

Nine Arches Press

For experienced poets. Not specific submissions periods.

Paris by Gaslight

With a leaning towards steam punk and a penchant for breaking the rules.

Persea Books

Poetry Submissions
We have a longstanding commitment to publishing extraordinary contemporary poetry and maintain an
active  poetry program. At this time, due to our committment to the poets we already publish, we are
limited in our ability to add new collections. If you would like to query our poetry department, click here to 
send an email describing your current project and your publication history, and attaching a pdf or Word
document with up to twelve sample pages of your poetry. If the timing is right and we are interested in
seeing more work, we will contact you. 
For those who qualify, entry in our annual contests, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and
the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, is an alternative means of submitting your poetry to Persea.

Persimmon Tree

for the over 60s! 

Petits Fours 

Haiku. Mslexia subscribers only.   

Pindrop Press   

Interested in poetry collections from established poets 

Planet Magazine

Reasonable fees paid.

Poetry Foundation Magazine   

Good fee. Also interested in translation. 
  
PRIESTESS & HIEROPHANT PRESS  is currently seeking fiction, poetry (chapbook and full
manuscripts), artwork, and mixed works (strange and wonderful combinations of the formats previously
listed). Genres: speculative (including magic realism), esoteric and occult, fine artwork, and cross genre.
The strange and illuminating, the dark and macabre, the wicked and the spectacular all belong here.
I'm currently seeking manuscripts 20-60 pages in length, and works for an online/to-be-anthologized
magazine.
Visit http://www.priestessandhierophant.com/ for submission and pay specifics.


Prole Books  

Patience Strong-type verse is discouraged.  

Rialto Magazine   

Reasonable fee paid.  

 Smartish Place

Very little payment. Nice publication. 


South Poetry

Not specific submission deadlines. You are also invited to read your work.

Stepaway 

one story or poem at a time

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send
secrets, satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.


The Sun Magazine 

Very good fee.

Sycamore  

One off payment. Literary magazine. Take care with submission dates.

Tears in the Fence  

Only author compensation is a copy of the magazine.  Literary publisher. 


The Timberlane Review 

Small submission charges. Small compensation.  Nice publication.

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.  


Valley Press  

Royalties. Lovely covers.  

VQR

All types and lengths accepted.

Winter Tangerine

At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. 

We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. 

We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from

the start. If you think you've created something that fits this description, please submit.

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art. Read more here.

 

Quirky

Dear Angel 

No reward other than being published in a great way. Multi-genred. 

Reviews

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

 

The Cadaverine 


Planet Magazine 

They aim to respond within three months.

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.  


Romance 

Boroughs 

Traditional publisher but does ask for a marketing plan. 

   

Source Books 

Romantic novels being accepted. 



Riptide Publishing 

Romance and YA.

Science fiction 


Asimov's Science Fiction  

Fee rather that royalty. Short stories, poems and novellas, not novels.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 

Loose definition of science fiction. Under 11,000 words.

Clarkesworld Magazine

Fee paid.  They let you know quite quickly.

Fantasy and Science Fiction 

Feed paid. They buy first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights.
All other rights are retained by the author.

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, & remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.

Strangelet 

2,000 - 5,000 words.  Fee paid. 


Wild Wolf Publishing

For full novels. Allow six to nine months for a reply.

Screenwriting 


Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are 

read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative,

 intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of 

poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with 

writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We
publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for 
writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not 
have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. But you can find our submission 
guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish. 

Self-publishing 

Our Books 

Produces amazing digital books

 

Short fiction 













Twist in the Tale

5 June 2017 
1st Prize: £500.00
2nd Prize: £300.00
3rd Prize: £200.00
Closing date: June 5th 2017
Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members
Would you like full feedback on your entry? Pay an additional £5

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize

14 June 2017 
This prize was founded by the RSL at the beginning of the new millennium to commemorate the centenary of an
 author widely regarded as the finest English short-story writer of the 20th century, and to preserve a tradition
 encompassing Pritchett’s mastery of narrative.
The annual prize of £1,000 goes to the best unpublished short story of the year. The winning entry is also
published in Prospect Magazine and the RSL Review.
Read more  
 

Segora International 

15 June 
Two presentation events, one in France and one in UK, to celebrate 10 years of Segora
Venues and dates to be announced
First prize for the Vignette competition increased to £100

Work  

1 July 
Prize Judges: Adriana E. Ramirez (personal essay) and Ted Conover (narrative 
journalism)For its second annual prize issue, Proximity is looking for true stories that explore 
the theme of WORK. Work defines our lives and our livelihoods. Work is labor. Work is art. 
Work is paid or unpaid, public or private or under the table. Work is at the heart of healthy 
relationships. Work puts food on the table. Work takes us out of our comfort zones. Work is 
political.

We’re looking for true stories that explore the many interpretations of WORK. 
All in a day’s work. Hard work. Dirty work. Grunt work. A piece of work. Work spouse. 
It’s good work if you can get it. Work your ass off. Work your way up. Keep up the good work. 
Work out. Work nights. Work like a dog. Work yourself up. Work wonders. Work together. Work
 ’til you drop.

 

Reuse 

1 July  
What material do you find yourself revisiting when you sit down to write? Which 
memories have transformed into the kind of stories could you tell again and again? 
Nonfiction writing often resembles the process of REUSE — an act that is both intentional 
and responsible in a consumer-based society. A story that is familiar informs an idea that is
new, a question that is old leads to an answer more complex than it first appeared. 

Pennine Ink  

7 July 

Interpret this any way you wish.
Word limit - 500 words

First Prize - £50 (or equivalent in dollars), publication in Pennine Ink and on the website.

For readers outside the UK, please enter via our website.


Cornish Short Stories 

7 July 
We are pleased to announce open submissions for a new collection of short stories by writers living in Cornwall,
 to be edited by Emma Timpany and Felicity Notley. This will be published in 2018 by the History Press.

You are very welcome to send your short stories to be considered for publication. Short stories should not
 have  been published anywhere, in print or online. You may submit short stories via the Submissions page.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions are now open until 7 July 2017.

 
We are inviting the submission of short stories of between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length. Exceptional work
 that falls outside this range may also be considered.

Sharp and Sugar Teeth

31 July 
  • Word/page count: Up to 5,000 words/story.
  • Payment: six cents per word.
  • Publication history: Original stories only. Reprints may be submitted by invitation only.
  • Multiple submissions: No.
  • Simultaneous submissions: No.
  • Deadline: 31 July 2017. All stories will be replied to by the end of August.
  • To submit: Please send stories in standard manuscript format, attached in .doc or .rtf files, to 
octaviacade@hotmail.com with the subject line SUGAR TOOTH. Be sure to provide mailing address 
and a short bio.
  • If the work is a translation, please also provide a statement from the rightsholder that you are 
authorized to translate and submit it (both author and translator will receive full payment).

Aesthetica

31 August 

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Now Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence in Poetry
and Short Fiction. The prize is now in its 11th year, hosted by the international art and culture publication,
Aesthetica Magazine. With the aim to support and nurture new writing talent, it awards publication within an
inspiring  anthology to a shortlist of 60 writers, including a winner from each category.

Fantastic Female Fable

17 September 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for stories that feature the power and energy of womankind in all its myriad forms.
The topic is 'female strength'. If you want inspiration, share this post on social media (using the handy
buttons below) and ask your friends for their thoughts.

The Prizes

We are offering CASH PRIZES and all winners and shortlisted authors will be offered the opportunity to
have their work professionally edited by our team and featured in the Fantastic Female Fable anthology
following
the competition.
FIRST PRIZE - £100
SECOND PRIZE - £50
THIRD PRIZE - £25
Read more. 
  

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 

31 October 
The 2017 Franklin quote is :
‘If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.’ Poor Richard, 1738
Eligibility
*Entrants must be aged 18-25 years and living in the UK
*Entrants must provide their name, email, postal address, telephone number, age and place of study (if
applicable; if they are not currently in education, they should provide a biographical note explaining their
current activities)
*Entrants may submit only one entry; fiction or non-fiction accepted
*Entries of 1000-1500 words must be sent by 31 October 2017 to info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org 


Aeon Award 

30 November 
The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This
doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone,
and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

The SciFan 'Fire and Ice' Competition 2017

31 December 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for your darkest, most twisted dystopian stories. The topic is 'Fire and Ice'. If you want
inspiration, share this post on social media (using the handy buttons below) and ask your friends for their
thoughts.

The Prizes
We are offering CASH PRIZES and all winners and shortlisted authors will be offered the opportunity to
have their work professionally edited by our team and featured in the Fire and Ice anthology following the
competition.
FIRST PRIZE - £100
SECOND PRIZE - £50
THIRD PRIZE - £25

Read more.  

A 3 Review

Editorial Focus
The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing Maps.
 Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly writing contest.
Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes.
Total cash prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

Aberration Labyrinth

Editorial Focus
This is a publication that plans to blur the lines of traditional poetry. Too many publications have a narrow
 definition of what poetry is or what it should be. We don't. In fact, we treasure poetry that strays from the
path. We want raw, evocative, emotional poetry. We love imagery. While we don't traditionally like rhymes,
we are not opposed to them if they are done well. We love the free verse; we also love the aubade. The
form is up to you.

Abyss and Apex

Note date restricted admissions periods.

Agni

Fee, not royalty paid.

Ambit Magazine  

Small payments only 

American Short Fiction

American Short Fiction has published, and continues to seek, short fiction by some of the finest writers
working in contemporary literature, whether they are established or new or lesser-known authors. In
addition to its triannual print magazine, American Short Fiction also publishes stories (under 2000 words)
online.
Submit here.

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

Antagonish Review  


Generous fees

Antioch Review

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can help 
you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we have 
used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we might 
postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Articles: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters 
beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and 
humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in 
their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own
 journals and audiences.  We try for the interpretive essay on a topic of current importance, drawing on scholarly 
materials for its substance and appealing to the intellectual and social concerns of our readers.  We are also 
interested in reviving the moribund art of literary journalism.

 Arachnepress

Story performances

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

 

Asimov's Science Fiction 

Fee paid  

Astrophile

The best way to get a sense of what we publish is to buy a book. As a small press, we are dependent upon 
book sales. We thank everyone who has supported us through the years--you are stars! We offer calls with 
particular requirements sometimes. Make sure your work/letter speaks to these specific requirements or 
prompts before sending your work. Though we wish we could respond to every submission personally, we 
cannot, but please understand that we will read all work carefully and appreciate the time and energy you 
put into your work. Read more here. 

A & U Magazine  

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Kushner, Emanuel Xavier, Patrick Donnelly, Stephen S. Mills, Diane Seuss, Brent Calderwood,
Andrew Demcak, Julie E. Bloemeke
Formats: 
Web, Print
Anything to do with HIV and Aids.

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are 

read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, 

intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of 

poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken 

with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 

Tolkien-style fantasy. Fee paid.

Black Denim Press

Accepts all manner of good things. Take a look!

Black Elephant Press

We wanted to create a platform that uplifts our peers and brings light to new voices. Black Elephant is an 
homage to the many voices still waiting to be heard. 

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of 
that feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc.

 

Blue Stucco Press 

BLUE STUCCO PRESS is a new independent publisher seeking previously published short works in
multiple genres for new anthologies, as well as previously self-published books which are deserving of new
audiences.
Our online submission form and additional details can be found at http://bluestuc.co/Submitting

Blunderbus Mag

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 0-3
Payment: Cash

Bomb 

Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB includes a print
quarterly magazine and an online daily publication. In addition to conversations between artists of all
disciplines, BOMB publishes original works of fiction, poetry, and translation.
BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a
distinguished guest judge. Our fiction contest, judged Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean, is now
open for submissions. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the fall issue of BOMB
Magazine’s literary supplement, First Proof. 

Border Crossing 

Submission Guidelines:
Reading Period: Sep 15 to Feb 1
Reporting Time: 3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 3-5
Payment: Cash

Boulevard Magazine

Watch strict time sensitive submission guidelines.

Bourbon Pen 

We are looking for highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd.  Odd characters, odd
experiences, odd realities. We're looking for genre / speculative stories and are quite partial to slipstream,
cross-genre, magic realism, absurdist, and the surreal.
We want character.  For us, stories live and die by their characters.  We’re looking for fully drawn
characters who surprise us with their honesty, complexity, and contradictions.

 Brain Child

Brain Child and is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We focus on long form essays that range
from 1,500 – 4,500 words. We are excited by great writing – and by both new and established writers. It
makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time. We believe
our writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work through our
website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. We respond within eight weeks.
We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us. We pay all of our writers for published
online and print pieces.

Buffalo Almanack

Buffalo Almanack is proud to adopt outstanding reader-submitted fiction, visual art and book reviews for 
inclusion in both our digital journal and online archives. The typical submission can expect a response time 
of one month, though this waiting period may be extended without notice due to outside editorial obligations. 
You may consult with our handy buffalo helper below for a more precise estimation of our present response 
time, though note that the buffalo’s wisdom may at times come bearing a slight margin of error. Please note 
that due to the unending sisyphean nightmare that is editorship, we are no longer able to provide 
personalized rejection messages.

CafeLit     

Totally trust this one - I edit for them!  

Carte Blanche  


Editorial Focus
carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept
unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics,
photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.

Catamaran 

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to 
capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can 
find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure, 
and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to present diverse national and 
international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and 
the personal journey and freedom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 Centum Press

Pays royalties

Chapman Publishing 

Pays. Physical submission. 

Clarke's World  

Pays a small fee. 

concīs

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman, Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton, Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: Web, E-publication
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 5-10
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

Confrontation 

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: Reema Rajbanshi, David Ray, T.C. Boyle, Anis Shivani
Formats: Web, Print
Reading Period: Aug 16 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2
Issue Price: $12
Subscription Price: $15/2 issues; $25/4 issues; $35/6 issues
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

Conjunctions  

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and 
emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose 
work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. 
Read dangerously!

Contrary Magazine

Generous fee.
 

Cracked Eye 

The respond quite quickly. Generous fee offered.  

 

Crazy Horse

Not submission periods. 


Creative Writing Ink Competitions

Rolling competition. Free to enter.  


Day One

Day One is looking for: · Original short fiction from debut and emerging writers (who have never before
published a full-length novel or story collection). Up to 20,000 words · Poetry from emerging poets
We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.

December 

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and
celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, and visual art.

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.
 in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental.
We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat
spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch
aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences.

The Dublin Review

Hard copies only accepted. 

Dual Coast Magazine 
Dual Coast Magazine is interested in just about everything the average reader might enjoy. We accept 
photography, recipes, fiction, art, nonfiction, poetry, and even jokes. 5K words is our upper limit. Please only 
submit original works. 

Eastern Iowa Review

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental.

Escapepod

Science fiction. Good payment.  See deadlines.

Enchanted Conversation  

Modest fee paid. Grown-up fairy tales.

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & 

science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting,

remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Previously 

unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.


Fictional Cafe 

More for work-sharing than publication. Can be very effective, however.  


Fiction Circus

A rather unusual submissions process.



Flash Fiction Online 

Some longer fiction accepted.

Forge Lit

The Forge Literary Magazine publishes one prose piece per week selected by a rotating cast of editors.
Each submission is read anonymously by two editors. If a story is chosen to move forward, it is read by one
of two rotating Editors of the Month who each make final decisions on the stories they receive. Since we
are a diverse, international group of writers, our tastes and styles are wide-ranging.

Freakshow 

Freakishly fascinating tales of suspense ....


Geist

Must have a Canadian connection.


Granta 

Note sliding submission dates. Prestigious publication.  

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like.
We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white
photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some
connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t
articulate them. 
But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish.
Themed - different theme each week 

Lines and Stars  

based in Washington DC but accepts internationally.

Litro 

No payment but really good exposure 

London Sinfonietta Story Swap 

No payment but it might get you noticed

Mystery Weekly   

Up to $25.00 per story

Neon Magazine  

Not much payment. 
  

New Orleans Review 

Little payment.   

Nightjar 

A little unusual. Do study their style.    

One Story

Generous fee. Note limited submission period.   

 

Paris by Gaslight

With a leaning towards steam punk and a penchant for breaking the rules. 

Penny Shorts

Fiat compensation but don't expect to get rich quick.  

 

Persimmon Tree   

For over 60s 

Pink Arc  

Offers royalties 

Pygmy Giant

We very much still want to foster exciting new UK writers and showcase their work. We veer towards literary
 fiction and away from genre fiction. We like all sorts of styles and tones, including stories inspired by real life.


Planet Magazine 

Hard copy submissions.  based in Wales.

Platypus Press 'Shorts'

Deadline: Rolling
We are seeking fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital
shorts due in 2018. platypuspress.co.uk

Priestess and Heirophant 

PRIESTESS & HIEROPHANT PRESS  is currently seeking fiction, poetry (chapbook and full
manuscripts), artwork, and mixed works (strange and wonderful combinations of the formats previously
listed). Genres: speculative (including magic realism), esoteric and occult, fine artwork, and cross genre.
The strange and illuminating, the dark and macabre, the wicked and the spectacular all belong here.
I'm currently seeking manuscripts 20-60 pages in length, and works for an online/to-be-anthologized
magazine.
Visit http://www.priestessandhierophant.com/ for submission and pay specifics.

Rattle Tales 

Performance  - if you can get to Hove. Submissions on and off.

Roane Publishing 

They call it flash - I;m more inclined to say short fiction. Up to you!  

 



Shimmerzine

Publishes speculative fiction. Not time-sensitive guidelines.  


Storgy

No fee but a great place to be published.

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium.
Send secrets, satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.
 

The Short Story Competitions 

Rolling competitions



Stepaway 

one story or poem at a time  

Sun Magazine

Hard copy submissions. Small fee paid.


Sycamore  

One off payment. Literary magazine. Take care with submission dates.  



Tears in the Fence

Small recompense.


The Timberlane Review

Small  submission charges. Small compensation.  Nice publication.

Tin House 

  
Watch out for themes and submission periods.

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.  

Valley Press  

Accepting collections for 2017 

Winter Tangerine

At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. 

We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. 

We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from the 

start. If you think you've created something that fits this description, please submit.

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art. Read more here.

 

VQR 

Generous fees


Sound

Dreaming 

All submission receive response within ten days Theme: Iceland 31 August

 

Something to aspire to?

Urban Words 

Writers and drama students can all learn from this.  


Song Writing 

International song writing competition  

Very serious cash prize

Speculative Fiction 


 England's Future History

Ongoing. No prize or payment as such but good exposure and good for your discipline. 

Theatre Production 

The Space

Box office splits - no upfront costs


Thriller 

Wild Wolf Publishing 

Allow six to nine months for a reply.  

 

Translation 


Like Starlings

Often also like you with an artist.

 

Travel writing

The Best Women's Travel Writing  

Fee plus publication



Volunteering / Work 

Graduate Mag 

Looks promising but please use your own judgement 

 

Grimm and Co 

Looks like a lot of fun

Ministry of Stories

Really good fun and a good place to get involved in working with children   

Open Door Placement 

launching soon

Unipaper 

Always looking for staff writers  

 

Young adult

Akashic

Different types of submissions on different days of the week. 

 

Bloomsbury Spark 

Open to unagented submissions. 25,000 to 60,000 words


ChiTeen 

Full novels only

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy and science 

fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, remarkable short 

fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging, previously 

unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.

 PIG

Note, you must query first.

Poisoned Pen 

For mysteries  

Renee Nyen 

Agent seeking YA submissions 

 

Seven Stories Press 

Send a query letter first. 

 

The Red Telephone 

YA novels. You get a 50% profit share. Book published as e-book initially. 

Yaro Review 

Note very specific submission dates.  
 










































  


 


 

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