The Breakout 8 Writers Prize

Epiphany Magazine announces the first annual Breakout Eight Writers Prize sponsored by the Authors Guild Judged by Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracy O’Neill Purpose: To honor and support outstanding emerging literary voices amongst student writers, bringing visibility to the writers of our future. Prize: Eight writers will receive publication in Epiphany’s Breakout Eight special issue; a $250 […]

The Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE DESPERATE LITERATURE SHORT FICTION PRIZE Awarded for fiction under 2000 words. First Prize: – €1000 – A week’s residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation – A consultation with a US Literary Agent from Foundry Literary + Media Runners-up Prizes: – €250 (two prizes available) All Winners: – Publication in 3:AM, Structo Magazine, and A Women’s Thing […]

Write Your Heart Out

Big Shoulders Books is releasing its new book, Write Your Heart Out, in February! If you are, or have ever been, a teen in a relationship, then this book is for you! By turns moving, funny, sweet, and harrowing, the forty-four personal stories of Write Your Heart Out capture teen life as it really is. […]

RipRap Literary Journal: Call for Submissions!

RipRap Literary Journal Volume 40 would like to offer their humble invitation to talented writers and artists of all genres for their CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! They are currently accepting submissions for Artwork, Poetry, Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. There is no fee to submit. Submissions will be accepted until December 3, 2017. RipRap […]

Contest for New Writers and Poets!

Sequestrum is holding a contest through October 15th for new writers and poets (anyone yet to publish a book-length manuscript). Their aim is to showcase work by candidates in some of the top creative writing programs. The Sequestrum library contains NEA & Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize nominees, and other award-winning poets and novelists; they hope to put some of today’s emerging talents alongside them. […]

Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award

New Writer Award: 1st place $2,500 and publication. Deadline: 10/31. (The Fiction Open and Very Short grace periods end on 9/10.) Make a submission here. Open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.) The 1st-place winner will be published […]

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 […]