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 The contest is for emerging writers only, and only accepts previously unpublished stories.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 […]

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 […]

Route 7 Review: An Online Literary Journal

Dixie State University’s Route 7 Review is currently accepting submissions. Submissions close on April 15. Visit their website for further details. From the editors: Route 7 Review is an online literary journal based out of Dixie State University, located between Zion National Park and the Mojave Desert. We strive to provide our audience with pieces of […]

The Cold Mountain Review Poetry Prize

The deadline for Cold Mountain Review’s R.T. Smith Prize for Narrative Poetry is fast approaching, on March 15! The prize awards a narrative poem on ecological and/or eco-justice $500. All submissions will be considered for publication in the spring issue of CMR. Find out more and submit online.

Crook and Folly Deadline Extended to March 8!

Submissions to DePaul’s award winning student-run literary journal, Crook & Folly, have been extended to March 8. Crook & Folly is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and dramatic literature. Submissions and questions can be sent to