Black River Chapbook Competition Entries Due Next Week

Black Lawrence Press’s biannual Black River Chapbook Competition will stop accepting submissions next Wednesday, May 31! The competition is open to new emerging and established writers. They are accepting chapbooks of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. Winners will receive book publication, a $500 cash award, and ten copies of the book. […]

New Letters Literary Awards Due Date Approaching

Entries of fiction, essays, and poetry are being accepted for the New Letters Literary Awards until Thursday, May 18. Winners receive a $1,500 cash prize and publication, all entries are considered for publication, and entrants receive a year-long subscription to New Letters. Find full information online, and send inquiries to Ashley Wann at

A Flash Fiction Contest from PEN America, Poets & Writers, and The Masters Review

The Masters Review, in collaboration with PEN America and Poets & Writers, is hosting a flash fiction contest with a $2,000 prize! The contest is for emerging writers only, and only accepts previously unpublished stories. All submissions must be under 1,000 words. First prize also includes publication; second and third place winners receive $200 and $100 respectively. […]

Carbon Culture and CARBON Books Open for Submissions

A reminder that Carbon Culture Review – an annual technology, culture, and literature magazine – is currently seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for their fourth issue. Also, now open from the team at Carbon Culture is CARBON Books – full length platform to publish works related to the intersection of technology and art. […]

Foothill: a journal of poetry

Claremont Graduate University’s Foothill: a journal of poetry is currently seeking graduate submissions. Foothill is unique as the only exclusive publisher of graduate student poetry. See the flyer below for full submission details. Contact Kevin Riel, editor-in-chief, with questions, or connect with Foothill on FB and Twitter.

Black River Chapbook Competition, Deadline: May 31

Black Lawrence Press is hosting their semi-annual Black River Chapbook Competition again this spring. The contest is seeking entries of poetry or short fiction chapbooks between 16 and 36 pages in length. Winners receive $500 and publication. The deadline to submit is May 31. Find out more and submit here. From the editors: Black Lawrence […]

Southern Fried Karma 2017 Novel Contest

The Atlanta start-up multimedia company, Southern Fried Karma (SFK) Press is now accepting submissions to their 2017 Novel Contest. The contest focuses on finding authors with manuscripts that illuminate the diversity of the Southern experience. There is no reading fee, and the winning author will receive a $1,500 advance toward an SFK Press publishing contact. […]

Submit to Blue River Soon!

April 23 is the deadline to submit to Blue River writing by students currently enrolled in graduate creative writing programs or within one year of graduation. Submissions are free and accepted in categories of fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Writers whose pieces are accepted will receive one free copy of the 2017 issue. All decisions for […]

“My Mother, My Hero” Essay Contest

Celebrating Mother’s Day, Swift River and Shame Kills are sponsoring the “My Mother, My Hero” essay contest with a $200 prize for the winning essay. The contest is searching for a 250 word essay on why your mother – biological or otherwise – is your hero. Submit and find out more here. From Swift River: […]

LGBTQ Studies Essay Contest

The LGBTQ Studies Program’s Creative and Scholarly Works Contest is now accepting submissions! The contest is interdisciplinary and accepts both academic scholarship and creative works in multiple medias addressing a theme, topic, or issue relevant to LGBTQ studies. Two entrants, one graduate and on undergraduate, will be selected for a $250 cash prize. Submissions are […]

MMLA 2017 Call for Proposals

The 2017  Midwestern Modern Language Association Conference (MMLA) is open for submissions! The conference is accepting submissions for special sessions and permanent sections which are due April 15. Complete panel and individual paper submissions are due April 30.This year’s conference takes place November 9-12 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Find full submission details online here, or see their official call for […]