WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

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October 2020

Any Last Words

Deadline: 23rd October 2020
Word Limit:
short form: 500 words / long form: 1,500 words
Prize: 1st: £200 / 2nd: £50
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to students with a ac.uk email address. Theme: Climate change

More details and submissions info HERE

The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction

Deadline: 23rd October 2020
Word Limit:
1,500 – 1,700 words
Prize: 1st: £500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to UK residents aged 18 and over

More details and submissions info HERE

Fly on the Wall Press

Deadline: 23rd October 2020
Word Limit:
Open to manuscripts of short story collections: 30,000 words / poetry chapbooks: 32 pages / poetry collections: 72 pages
Submission fee: FREE
Notes: In order to submit you must provide a receipt showing you have bought a book from Fly on the Wall in 2020

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West Short Story Prize

Deadline: 25th October 2020
Word Limit:
1,500-3,000 words
Prizes: 1st: £400 / 2nd: £250 / 3rd: £150 / Shortlisted: £20
Entry Fee:
£10
Notes: All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology – paperback and ebook – and receive a contributor copy

More details and submissions info HERE

BBC Radio 4 Extra: Newsjack

Deadline: Mondays and Tuesdays at midday until 27th October 2020
Word Limit: 
See website for guidelines
Submission Fee:
FREE
Notes: Seeking topical sketches and one-liners

More details and submissions info HERE

VanderMay Nonfiction Prize

Deadline: 27th October 2020
Word Limit:
5,500 words
Prizes: $1,500
Entry Fee:
$20
Notes: Open to submissions of essays and short memoirs

More details and submissions info HERE

Friction Fall 2020 Literary Contest

Deadline: 30th October 2020
Word Limit:
Flash fiction: 1,000 / Short fiction: 7,500
Prize: Short fiction: $500 / Flash fiction & poetry: $300
Entry Fee: Flash fiction & poetry: $10 / Short fiction: $15
Notes: Seeking work that actively pushes boundaries, that forces us to question traditions and tastes

More details and submissions info HERE

The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
5,000 words
Prize: £1,000
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Entrants must have had at least one other story accepted for publication

More details and submissions info HERE

The Bedford Writing Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
Short stories: 300 / Poetry: 40 lines
Prize: 1st: £500 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £100
Entry Fee: £6
Notes: Special awards for writers over 70 and under 25 years old

More details and submissions info HERE

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
1,000-1,500 words
Prize: 1st: £750 / 2nd: £500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to writers aged 18-25. Theme: “Glass, china and reputation are easily crack’d” – Benjamin Franklin

More details and submissions info HERE

The Black River Chapbook Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Requirements:
A chapbook of poetry or prose (16-36 pages)
Prize: $500 + publication + 10 copies
Entry Fee: $15

More details and submissions info HERE

The Blue Light Books Prize

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Requirements:
Full-length poetry manuscripts (48-75 pages)
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $20
Notes: The winning Blue Light Books collection will be published in trade paperback format and displayed at the following Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. The winner will also be flown out to read a selection of their work at the annual 2021 Blue Light Reading in beautiful Bloomington, IN.

More details and submissions info HERE

Cannon Poets’ Sonnet or Not

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
14 lines
Prize: 1st: £500 / 2nd: £250 / 3rd: £150
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Entries must be exactly 14 lines

More details and submissions info HERE

Cinnamon Press Literature Award

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit: 
10 poems (up to 50 lines) / two short stories (up to 5,000 words) / first 10,000 words of a novel
Prize: Publication by Cinnamon Press
Entry Fee: £16
Notes: Open to published and unpublished writers

More details and submissions info HERE

Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
1,500 words
Prize: 1st: £150 / 2nd: £75 / 3rd: £30
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Open to short stories on any theme, in any style

More details and submissions info HERE

Envoi

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
Four poems of up to 40 lines
Submission fee: FREE
Notes: Please send a group of poems

More details and submissions info HERE

Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
Manuscript of 16-38 pages
Prize: $1,000 plus publication
Entry fee: $15

More details and submissions info HERE

Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
First 3,000 words plus one-page synopsis
Prize: 1st: £500 / 2nd: £200
Entry Fee: £10
Notes: Optional critiques available for £25

More details and submissions info HERE

Freedom from Torture Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
Poems of any length or style
Prize: Performance and publication
Entry Fee: £5 / free for those with experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker
Notes: Theme: Resilience. Funds raised go towards creative projects for survivors of torture

More details and submissions info HERE

Frogmore Papers

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
2,000 words / 80 lines
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Postal submissions only for UK residents, email submissions accepted for overseas writers

More details and submissions info HERE

Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
None
Prize: 1st: £5,000 / 2nd: £2,000 / 3rd: £1,000
Entry Fee: £7
Notes: Extra AONB prize for best landscape poem

More details and submissions info HERE

The Gravity of the Thing

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit: 
Flash fiction/poetry: 500 words / Short fiction: 3,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

John Byrne Award

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
15,000 words plus 200 word entry statement
Prize: £500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to those aged 16 or over who are living or studying in Scotland

More details and submissions info HERE

Kissing Dynamite Microchap Series

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Requirements:
Poetry micro chapbooks (15 pages max)
Payment: $50 + publication + 10 copies
Submission Fee: Pay what you can (optional)

More details and submissions info HERE

Larry Brown Short Story Award

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit: 4,000 words
Prize: 1st: $500 / 2nd: $50
Entry Fee: $10

More details and submissions info HERE

Long Day Press

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
Novellas: 80,000 words / Chapbooks: 15-51 pages / Paper trail & web exclusives: 420 words
Submission Fee: In lieu of a submission fee, Long Day Press asks that you purchase one of their books so you are familiar with the type of work they publish. They do not accept poetry submissions

More details and submissions info HERE

The National Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
40 lines
Prize: 1st: £5,000 / 2nd: £2,000 / 3rd: £1,000
Entry Fee: £7
Notes: open to anyone 18 or over

More details and submissions info HERE

Ovacome Writing Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
2,500 words
Prize: £500
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Theme: overcoming

More details and submissions info HERE

The Quill (Queer) Prose Award

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Requirements:
A work of previously unpublished prose (min 150 pages)
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry Fee: $10
Notes: The Quill (Queer) Prose Award is open to queer writers

More details and submissions info HERE

Sappho’s Prize in Poetry

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Requirements:
Full-length poetry manuscripts (45-100 pages)
Prize: Publication
Entry Fee: $15
Notes: Sappho’s Prize in Poetry is open to lesbian poets

More details and submissions info HERE

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
50 lines
Prize: 1st: £250 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Poems may be on any subject and in any style

More details and submissions info HERE

Wenlock Olympian Society Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
1,000 words
Prize: 1st: £150/2nd: £50/3rd: £25 plus medals
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Theme: Five rings / Winning / Gold is only a colour

More details and submissions info HERE

The Windows Project

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Requirements:
Up to 6 double-spaced pages of a script, story or novel or up to 6 poems (180 lines total)
Prize: Free feedback from professional published writers
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: 6 submissions per week will be selected on a first come, first served basis

More details and submissions info HERE

The Young Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Deadline: 31st October 2020
Word Limit:
800-2,000 words
Prize: 1st: £500 travel and research grant/runners-up: £100 book token
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to writers aged 11-19

More details and submissions info HERE

November 2020

Caledonia Novel Award

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
first 20 pages of a novel
Prize: £1,500 plus trophy
Entry Fee: £25
Notes: Open to unpublished or self-published novelists only

More details and submissions info HERE

Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
2,000-5,000 words
Prizes: 1st: £5,000 / £2,500 for five regional winners
Entry Fee: £25
Notes: Open to commonwealth citizens aged 18 or over

More details and submissions info HERE

Ellipsis Literature and Art

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
8,000 words or 5 poems
Payment: £10 per poem / £3 per page of prose
Submission Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

The First Line

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
5,000 words
Payment: $25-$50
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Must begin with the words “Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else”

More details and submissions info HERE

Foglifter Journal

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
3-5 poems or 7,500 words
Payment: $25
Notes: Open to LGBTQ writers

More details and submissions info HERE

Porridge Magazine

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
3 poems or 4,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Shooter Poetry Competition

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
100 lines
Prizes: 1st: £150 / 2nd: £50
Entry Fee: £3
Notes: All entrants receive a free e-copy of the winter issue of Shooter

More details and submissions info HERE

Slashertorte: an Anthology of Cake Horror

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
2,000 words
Payment: $0.01 per word
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking short horror fiction on the subject of cake

More details and submissions info HERE

Systems Change Alliance Flash Fiction Challenge

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
1,000 – 1,250 words
Prizes: 1st : €300 / 2nd: €100
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: a better world beyond the pandemic

More details and submissions info HERE

Walled Women

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
1,000 words or 5 poems
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Women only. Theme: Voices against sexual violence

More details and submissions info HERE

Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: 1st November 2020
Word Limit:
350 words
Prizes: 1st: $50 / 2nd: $25
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking weird stories relating to Christmas or another winter holiday

More details and submissions info HERE

Cheat River Review

Deadline: 5th November 2020
Word Limit:
3 poems or 3,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: Appalachia

More details and submissions info HERE

Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Deadline: 5th November 2020
Word Limit:
See website for full details
Prizes: $3,000 plus career and screenplay development
Entry Fee: $80

More details and submissions info HERE

Jubilat

Deadline: 5th November 2020
Word Limit:
4 poems or 3,000 words
Entry Fee: $3

More details and submissions info HERE

Alfred Bradley Bursary Award

Deadline: 6th November 2020
Requirements: An original and complete drama script written for radio, TV, stage or film which should be at least 30 pages long
Prizes: £5,000 plus a 12 month development mentorship with a Radio Drama Producer and the opportunity to develop the script for broadcast as a drama on BBC Radio 4
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to full-time/permanent residents of the North of England

More details and submissions info HERE

Graphic Short Story Prize

Deadline: 6th November 2020
Word Limit:
see website for specifications
Prizes: 1st: £1,000 plus publication in The Observer New Review / Runner-up: £250 plus publication on guardian.com
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Mechanics’ Institute Review

Deadline: 6th November 2020
Word Limit:
3,000 words or 3 poems
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: fight or flight. Open to fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry from UK-based writers only

More details and submissions info HERE

Kissing Dynamite Poetry

Deadline: 10th November 2020
Word Limit:
one poem
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Submissions open 1st November

More details and submissions info HERE

Globe Soup Poetry Competition

Deadline: 11th November 2020
Word Limit:
50 lines
Prizes: £1,000
Entry Fee: £5 early bird / £8 general
Notes: Theme: Poetry with a sense of place

More details and submissions info HERE

TLC BESEA Free Read

Deadline: 13th November 2020
Word Limit:
2,000 word sample plus one-page synopsis
Prize: Free manuscript assessment and follow-up one-to-one session (worth £790) with a professional editor
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to British East and South East Asian (BESEA) writers working on a full-length novel

More details and submissions info HERE

Waymark Magazine

Deadline: 13th November 2020
Word Limit:
3 poems of up to 50 lines / 7,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

One Story

Deadline: 14th November 2020
Word Limit:
3,000 – 8,000 words
Payment: $500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking literary fiction

More details and submissions info HERE

Akuko Writers Competition

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit:
8,000 words
Prizes: 1st: $250 / 2nd: $100 / 3rd: $50
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to writers who are African or of African descent, seeking submissions on the theme of Africa or Africans

More details and submissions info HERE

Angel City Review

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit:
4 poems or 6,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: Music

More details and submissions info HERE

The Frontier Open

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit:
Up to 3 poems
Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $20

More details and submissions info HERE

Glish – Variety English Poetry Project

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit: 
Three poems
Payment: $150
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking poems written in or regarding variety English, eg. Singlish, Konglish, Spanglish, AAVE, and other English-associated linguistic forms

More details and submissions info HERE

Lunate 500 Flash Competition

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit: 
500 words
Prizes: 1st: £200 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50
Entry Fee: £5
Notes: Theme: Other people

More details and submissions info HERE

Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit:
Poetry manuscripts of 16-24 pages
Prize: Publication
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Sou’wester

Deadline: 15th November 2020
Word Limit: 
One piece per submission
Payment: Contributor’s copies plus a year’s subscription to Sou’wester
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Especially seeking work from writers from marginalised communities

More details and submissions info HERE

Film the House Competition

Deadline: 16th November 2020
Word Limit: 
3-20 pages / 3-15 minutes
Prizes: See website for full details
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to UK-based student or independent filmmakers

More details and submissions info HERE

Poets and Players Poetry Prize

Deadline: 16th November 2020
Word Limit: 
40 lines
Prizes: £300
Entry Fee: £2 per poem
Notes: Theme: re-emergence

More details and submissions info HERE

Pure Slush: Birth – Lifespan volume 1

Deadline: 16th November 2020
Word Limit: 
1,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: Birth/new beginnings

More details and submissions info HERE

Through the Mill Playwrighting Prize

Deadline: 27th November 2020
Requirements: Script of an hour or more playing time
Prizes: £5,000 plus production and mentoring
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to UK residents only

More details and submissions info HERE

Wales Poetry Award

Deadline: 27th November 2020
Word Limit: 
70 lines
Prizes: 1st: £250 and a place on the writing course of your choice at Literature Wales’ Ty Newydd Writing Centre, a Seren Book Bundle and publication in Poetry Wales / 2nd: £50 / 3rd: £25
Entry Fee: £5 each or free to UK entrants from low-income households

More details and submissions info HERE

East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Competition

Deadline: 28th November 2020
Word Limit:
45 lines
Prizes: 1st: £500 / 2nd: £250 / 3rd: £200 / 4th: £150
Entry Fee: £4
Notes: Theme: My companion, my best friend

More details and submissions info HERE

Bath Children’s Novel Award

Deadline: 29th November 2020
Word Limit:
first 5,000 words plus 300-word synopsis
Prize: £3,000
Entry Fee: £28 plus sponsored entries available for low-income writers
Notes: Open to unpublished, self-published and independently-published writers

More details and submissions info HERE

London Independent Story Prize

Deadline: 29th November 2020
Word Limit:
Flash fiction: 300 words / Short stories: 1,500 words / Screenplays: 30 pages
Prizes: Flash fiction/short story: £100 / screenplay: software worth $250
Entry Fee: Please see website for full list

More details and submissions info HERE

Retreat West Novelette-in-Flash Prize

Deadline: 29th November 2020
Word Limit:
8,000 words
Prizes: 1st: £150 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50
Entry Fee: £14
Notes: Comprised of standalone flash fiction chapters of up to 500 words each

More details and submissions info HERE

Anatolios Magazine

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
6 poems or 10,000 words
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Submissions open 1st October

More details and submissions info HERE

Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
40 lines
Prizes: €500
Entry Fee: €15
Notes: Theme: Expectations

More details and submissions info HERE

The Boiler Prize

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
800 words
Prizes: 1st: $500 / 2nd: $250
Entry Fee: $7
Notes: Seeking submissions in any genre

More details and submissions info HERE

Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
40 lines
Prizes: 1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £300 / 3rd: £200
Entry Fee: £4

More details and submissions info HERE

Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
500 words
Prizes: 1st: £100 / 2nd: £25
Entry Fee: £3

More details and submissions info HERE

Film Fund Grant Programme

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
none
Grant: $5,000-$30,000
Entry Fee: $59

More details and submissions info HERE

Green Ink Poetry

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
One A4 page
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: Safeguard

More details and submissions info HERE

Iowa Review

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
Prose: 25 pages / Poetry: 8 pages
Payment: Poetry: $1.50 per line ($40 min.) / Prose: $0.08 per word ($100 min.)
Entry Fee: $4

More details and submissions info HERE

Ornithopter Press

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
Poetry manuscripts of 70-100 pages
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Reflex Flash Fiction Competition

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
180-360 words
Prizes: 1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £500 / 3rd: £250
Entry Fee: Choose your own

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Salt Publishing

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Requirements: Final, edited manuscripts of fiction, narrative nonfiction or poetry
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Submissions open 1st November 2020

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Soundwork Monologue Competition

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Time Limit:
Up to ten minutes
Prizes: Recording by professional actor
Entry Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

South Poetry

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
Up to three poems
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Postal submissions only

More details and submissions info HERE

Under the Radar Magazine

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
Up to six poems/2,500 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Especially seeking work from women, writers of colour, LGBTQ+, Disabled, D/deaf, and low-income writers

More details and submissions info HERE

Wising Up Press

Deadline: 30th November 2020
Word Limit:
Up to five poems / 5,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking submissions for two themed anthologies: Truth, Fair Play and other Myths we Live by and Spot-cleaning our Dirty Laundry

More details and submissions info HERE

December 2020

Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Deadline: 4th December 2020
Word Limit: 
6,000 words
Prizes: 1st: £30,000 / shortlisted authors: £1,000
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Writers must have a record of prior publication of creative writing in the UK or Ireland

More details and submissions info HERE

Mad Raptor Productions

Deadline: 13th December 2020
Word Limit:
none
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking manuscripts of fantasy/dystopia/sci-fi/speculative

More details and submissions info HERE

Launchpad Prose Competition

Deadline: 18th December 2020
Word Limit:
none
Submission Fee: $55
Prizes: Career development (see website for full details)
Notes: Seeking short stories, novels and manuscripts

More details and submissions info HERE

TriQuarterly

Deadline: 31st December 2020
Word Limit:
6 poems/5,000 words
Payment: Honoraria
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Submission window opens 1st October

More details and submissions info HERE

Calyx Journal

Deadline: 31st December 2020
Word Limit:
6 poems / Short fiction and essays: 5,000 words / Visual art, reviews and interviews: 2,500 words
Submission Fee: $5 / $3 (student/low income)
Notes: Women only, submission window opens 1st October

More details and submissions info HERE

Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition

Deadline: 7th December 2020
Word Limit:
Up to three poems of any length
Prizes: 1st: £2,000/2nd: £500/3rd: £250
Entry Fee: £10
Notes: Women only

More details and submissions info HERE

Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition

Deadline: 7th December 2020
Word Limit:
Up to 24 pages/20 poems
Prizes: £250 plus publication by Seren Books
Entry Fee: £20
Notes: Women only

More details and submissions info HERE

The Moth Poetry Prize

Deadline: 31st December 2020
Line Limit:
None
Prizes: €6,000/3 x €1,000/8 x €250
Entry Fee: €15 per poem
Notes: Poems must be previously unpublished

More details and submissions info HERE

Rolling deadlines

Awakenings Review

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
5,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking work from writers who have had a personal experience with mental illness

More details and submissions info HERE

Blue Marble Review

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
3 poems / Prose: 1,500 words
Payment: $25 per piece
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, opinion pieces, travel writing, photography and art

More details and submissions info HERE

Blue Moose Books

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
send the first three chapters of a novel, plus synopsis
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking novels from unpublished writers. No children’s, YA or poetry

More details and submissions info HERE

Brevity Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
750 words
Payment: $45
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking extremely brief essays

More details and submissions info HERE

Bust

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
250 – 2,500 words (see website for full details)
Submission Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Carve Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
none
Payment: $50-$100
Submission Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

CHILLFILTR

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
3,000 words
Payment: $20/1,000 words (up to $60)
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Looking for poetry, memoirs, short stories and personal essays

More details and submissions info HERE

The Common Tongue Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
600 – 6,000 words
Payment: $0.03/word
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking submissions of dark fantasy

More details and submissions info HERE

Creative Nonfiction

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
4,000 words
Payment: $125 + $10 per printed page
Submission Fee: $3
Notes: Seeking all types of creative nonfiction

More details and submissions info HERE

Driftwood Press

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
None
Payment: Novellas: $400 plus royalties / Short stories: $100 / Poetry: $15 / Poetry collections: $500 plus royalties / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: varies
Submission Fee: Fiction: £3.99 / Poetry: $2.99 / Novella: $20 / Poetry collection: $20 / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: free

More details and submissions info HERE

Fairlight Books

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
Novel: 50,000+ / Novella: 25,000 – 50,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Accepting submissions of literary fiction only. Please send no more than 10,000 words

More details and submissions info HERE

The Fiction Desk

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
1,000 – 20,000 words
Payment: £20 per 1,000 words
Submission Fee: £4 / free when you buy an anthology

More details and submissions info HERE

Fictive Dream

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
500 – 2,500 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking short stories

More details and submissions info HERE

Frontier Poetry

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
5 poems or 10 pages
Payment: $50 per poem (up to $150)
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work)

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Gasher Journal

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
8 poems or 500-3,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

The Good Literary Agency

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
none
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking book-length submissions in any genre from writers who are part of groups under-represented in mainstream publishing

More details and submissions info HERE

Lavender Review

Deadline: Rolling
Word Count:
3-6 poems
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to submissions of work by, about and for lesbians

More details and submissions info HERE

The Missouri Review

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
Prose: 2,000-9,000 words / Poetry: 8-20 pages
Submission Fee: $4

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Microverses

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
Poetry: 8 lines / Narrative pieces: 280 characters or fewer
Payment: Poetry: $1/line / Other: $2.80/piece
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Experimental and interactive forms welcome

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Neon Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
10 poems / Prose: 10,000 words
Payment: Prose: 0.5p per word / Poetry: 10p per line (minimum payment £10)
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: Horror

More details and submissions info HERE

New Walk Editions

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
12 – 20 pages
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking poetry pamphlets

More details and submissions info HERE

Nightmares and Phantasms Podcast

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
1,000 – 6,000 words
Payment: $5
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: One story per submission and one submission per month

More details and submissions info HERE

One Hand Clapping

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
none
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Please submit writing as a Word document

More details and submissions info HERE

Pithead Chapel

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
4,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking short fiction, nonfiction and prose poetry

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Pocketfire

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
1-3 poems
Submission Fee: Video: $5 / print: $3 / online: $2 (all reimbursed on acceptance)
Notes: Seeking submissions of poetry for video performance, print and online publication

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Poetically Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
Poetry: 2 pages / prose: 2,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE

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Poetry Ireland Review

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
6 poems or 10 pages
Payment: €40
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Submissions from women and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds are actively encouraged

More details and submissions info HERE

Poetica Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
None
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Looking for poetry and prose centred on the Jewish experience. Interested in personal stories – not historical or political views

More details and submissions info HERE

The Rambling

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
500 – 1,500 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking work relating to the eighteenth century

More details and submissions info HERE

Sand Hills Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
1,000 words / 3 poems
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking submissions from writers currently residing in the US only

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Smokelong Quarterly

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
1,000 words
Payment: $50
Submission Fee: FREE

More details and submissions info HERE

Split Lip Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit: 
Submit one piece only
Payment: $50
Entry Fee: October, December: Tip Jar / November: FREE
Notes: Free submissions are available to Black writers for the rest of the year

More details and submissions info HERE

Stand Magazine

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
4-6 poems / Fiction: 3,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Does not accept simultaneous submissions

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Stinger Stories

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
300 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Theme: sci fi/fantasy/experimental

More details and submissions info HERE

Trampset

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
None
Payment: $25 per accepted piece
Submission Fee: $3 (50 free entries available per month for economically disadvantaged writers)
Notes: Shorter pieces tend to get more love

More details and submissions info HERE

Tuna Fish Journal

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
30 lines / 5,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: New theme each calendar month. Click here for schedule

More details and submissions info HERE

Wigleaf

Deadline: Last day of each month
Word Limit:
1,000 words
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Submissions open in the final week of August,
September, October, November, January, February, March and April

More details and submissions info HERE

The White Pube Writers Grant

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
None
Award: £500
Entry Fee: FREE
Notes: Open to working-class writers based in the UK

More details and submissions info HERE

Wyldblood Press

Deadline: Rolling
Word Limit:
Flash: 300 – 1,000 words / Novels: 40,000 – 120,000 words
Payment: short fiction: 1p per word / Novels: royalty only
Submission Fee: FREE
Notes: Seeking speculative and literary fiction

More details and submissions info HERE

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