Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award

Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers Deadline: February 28, 2018 1st place wins $2,500 color, publication in Glimmer Train and 10 copies. 2nd place wins $500, or if chosen for publication, $700. 3rd place wins $300, or if chosen for publication, $700. (All submissions are considered for publication.) Open only to emerging writers […]

Manzano Mountain Review Call for Submissions

Manzano Mountain Review seeks submissions Manzano Mountain Review is an online literary journal based in New Mexico seeking submissions for its second issue. We like writing that is honest, gritty, vulnerable. Give us plot, but not too much. We want characters like us—complicated, flawed, human. Discomfort us. Provoke awe. Melt our brains. The theme for Issue No. […]

The Hillary Gravendyk Prize Call for Submissions

Announcing the 2018 Hillary Gravendyk Prize, Sponsored by the Inlandia Institute One National and one Regional Winner will each be awarded $1000 and book publication, and additional books may be chosen for publication by the editors. The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously […]

Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

Established in 2011 with the aim of supporting outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and bringing their work to a national stage, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry awards $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions to a poet residing in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. Selected from a small number of […]

Upcoming Calls for Submissions!

Valentine’s Poetry Write a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be funny or it can be serious. Cash prize. Deadline tomorrow! Feb 14th 5-7-5 Valentine Write a poem for a Valentine. It should only have three lines. The first line has […]

Epiphany Magazine’s Breakout 8 Writers Prize

The Breakout 8 Writers Prize (Deadline: February 15) The Breakout 8 Writers Prize is a new award for student writers. Eight winners will recieve: -Publication in the Epiphany Breakout 8 Special Issue -A year-long mentorship with Epiphany Editor-in-Chief  and National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill -a $250 cash prize -a featured interview […]

Indiana Review Poetry Prize Call for Submissions

The 2018 Poetry Prize IR is accepting submissions through March 31st, 2018. The  Indiana Review would love to receive poems from colleagues and students within your program. Indiana Review is committed to publishing the highest quality work in a wide aesthetic by emerging and established writers. Work published in IR has been recognized by the Pushcart Prize, the Best American series, the […]

Bristol Short Story Prize Call for Submissions!

The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries! The competition is open to all writers worldwide. The closing date for entries is midnight (BST) May 1st 2018. The maximum word limit is 4,000, there is no minimum. Stories may be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online or by […]

Superstition Review: Call for Submissions

Superstition Review is now accepting submissions! Superstition Review is the online literary magazine published by Arizona State University twice yearly in May and December.  They will accept art, fiction, nonfiction, poetry until March 15. Do not send previously published work (either online or print). Upon submission to Superstition Review you agree that your work is original, unpublished, and that you are […]

The Southeast Review Call for Submissions

The Southeast Review is currently open for general submissions! In particular, they are looking for book reviews of recent works. If you are interested, please directly email the Book Reviews Editor, Daniel Moysaenko at for more information. The Southeast Review accepts regular submissions for publication consideration year-round through Submittable. Their reading fee of $3 helps meet the cost of this service, and […]

The Kelly Barnhill Micro-Fiction Prize Call for Submissions

The Book Stall Announces The Kelly Barnhill Micro-Fiction Prize The Book Stall, an independent bookstore in Winnetka, Illinois, is pleased to announce their first-ever micro-fiction contest in conjunction with Newbery Medalist Kelly Barnhill’s reading on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 PM. Ms. Barnhill will be sharing work from her new book, Dreadful Young Ladies and […]