WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

A comprehensive list of writing competitions and other opportunities in the UK and worldwide

Writers’ HQ will now only be accepting listings from organisations offering accessible submission opportunities for low-income writers. If you run a literary journal or writing competition and would like to be listed on this page, please read our rules on accessible submission fees here.

 

August
Women Poets Prize
Deadline:
12th August 2022
Line Limit:
3 poems/4 pages
Prizes:
£1,000 plus 18 months of professional support
Submission fees:
FREE / Donations
Notes:
Open to female poets
Breakthrough Novel-Writing Scholarship for Writers of Colour
Deadline:
14th August 2022
Word limit:
3,000 words of a novel in progress
Prizes:
a place on Curtis Brown Creative's 6-month Write Your Novel online course
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to writers of colour on a low income
Yale Drama Series Playwrighting Competition
Deadline:
15th August 2022
Word limit:
Full-length play, minimum 65 pages
Prizes:
$10,000 plus publication by Yale University Press
Submission fees:
FREE
HarperCollins Author Academy
Deadline:
15th August 2022
Prizes:
A free place on one of HarperCollins' online writing and publishing courses
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to BAME writers
Berlin Writing Prize
Deadline:
15th August 2022
Word limit:
3,000 words
Prizes:
1st: 3-week residency at The Circus Hotel in Berlin / 2x runners-up: 2-night stay at The Circus Hotel, Berlin
Submission fees:
€10
Book of Matches Lit Mag
Deadline:
19th August 2022
Word limit:
2,100 words
Line Limit:
Six pages
Submission fees:
FREE
MacQueen's Quinterly MacQ-15 Ekphrastic Writing Challenge
Deadline:
21st August 2022
Word limit:
3,000 words
Prizes:
$200
Submission fees:
$4 (USD) for one piece; $6 for two pieces; or $8 for three pieces
Notes:
Theme: How was the image on the Turin Shroud produced?
Yours Sincerely: the Climate Letters
Deadline:
22nd August 2022
Word limit:
1 page
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking letters on the climate crisis - see website for details
Free Flash Fiction
Deadline:
23rd August 2022
Word limit:
100 - 300 words
Prizes:
£125
Submission fees:
£3.50 via Paypal or Stripe / £2 via BACS (UK only)
RSL Literature Matters Award
Deadline:
24th August 2022
Prizes:
Not specified
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking project proposals
Ledbury Poetry Competition
Deadline:
24th August 2022
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £500 / 3rd: £250
Submission fees:
£6
Buzzword Poetry Competition
Deadline:
27th August 2022
Line Limit:
70 lines
Prizes:
1st: £600 / 2nd: £300 / 5x runners-up: £50
Submission fees:
£4 per poem
Exisle Academy
Deadline:
28th August 2022
Word limit:
1,500 words
Prizes:
Training and coaching with Exisle Academy
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: "The story I needed"
Willesden Herald Short Story Competition
Deadline:
30th August 2022
Word limit:
1,000 - 7,000
Prizes:
1st: £300 + one-off inscribed Willesden Herald mug / 2nd: £200 / 3rd: £100 / 7x £50
Submission fees:
£5
Sweetycat Press
Deadline:
30th August 2022
Word limit:
500 - 1,000 words
Line Limit:
10 - 25 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking stories about animals for a Zooanthology
Pigeon Review Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
1st: $100 / 2nd: $75 / 3rd: $50
Submission fees:
$5
Notes:
Theme: Leap of Faith
Oxford Flash Fiction Prize
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £200 / 3rd: £100
Submission fees:
£6 / FREE for low-income writers and students
Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
500 words
Prizes:
1st: £150 / 2nd: £75 / 3rd: £30
Submission fees:
£5 for one / £8 for two / £10 for four
Hysteria Writing Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
Short story: 1,000 words / Flash fiction: 250 words
Line Limit:
12 lines
Prizes:
£300
Submission fees:
£3
Notes:
Theme: Peace
Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
250 words
Prizes:
1st: £2,000 / 2nd: £300 / 3rd: £150
Submission fees:
£7
Hysteria Writing Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
1,000 words / 250 words
Line Limit:
12 lines
Prizes:
1st: £300
Submission fees:
£3
Notes:
Theme: Peace
WOW Women on Writing
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
250 - 750 words
Prizes:
1st: $400 + $25 Amazon gift card / 2nd place: $300 + $25 Amazon gift card / 3rd: $200 + $25 Amazon gift card / 5 Runners Up: $25 Amazon gift card / 10 Honorable Mentions:$20 Amazon gift card
Submission fees:
$10
Ovacome Writing Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Word limit:
1,500 words
Prizes:
1st: £250 / Runner-up: £50 Waterstones voucher
Submission fees:
£5
Notes:
Theme: Perspective
Under Your Pillow
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Line Limit:
40 lines
Submission fees:
£3
Notes:
Seeking erotic poetry
Gloucestershire Poetry Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
1st: £125 / 2nd: £50 / 3rd: £25
Submission fees:
£4 per poem
About Us Poetry Competition
Deadline:
31st August 2022
Line Limit:
20 lines / 90 seconds
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry and Scratch projects by writers aged 4-18 on the theme of 'connectivity and the universe'
September
Interim Magazine
Deadline:
2nd September 2022
Word limit:
7,500 words
Line Limit:
3-6 poems
Submission fees:
$3
Notes:
Seeking poetry and essays
The Face Project
Deadline:
4th September 2022
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short stories and poems inspired by weekly art prompts - see website for prompts
Hugh Falconer Essay Competition
Deadline:
15th September 2022
Word limit:
3,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £150 / 2x runners-up: £50 / Young author (under 17) winner: £35 book token
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: the life and work of naturalist Hugh Falconer
Sleek City Press
Deadline:
18th September 2022
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
$600
Submission fees:
$10 / Students: $5 / email for bursary
Notes:
Theme: "Who I was, before this"
Creative Writing Ink Short Story Writing Competition
Deadline:
30th September 2022
Word limit:
3,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £1,000 / 2x runners-up: £200
Submission fees:
£9
Patricia Eschen Prize for Poetry
Deadline:
30th September 2022
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £500 / 3rd: £300
Submission fees:
FREE
Poem: 99
Deadline:
30th September 2022
Prizes:
£150 per age category
Submission fees:
99p
Notes:
Open to children aged 5-16 years. Theme: Pain
Crowvus Christmas Ghost Story Competition
Deadline:
30th September 2022
Word limit:
4,000 words
Prizes:
Adults: 1st: £100 / 2nd: £75 / 3rd: £50 Children: £50 voucher
Submission fees:
Adults: £3 for one story / £5 for two stories. Children: FREE
Notes:
Seeking ghost stories
October
Bedford Writing Competition
Deadline:
31st October 2022
Word limit:
3,000 words
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
1st: £1000 / 2nd: £200 / 3rd: £100 / Cygnature Short Story Prize (under 25): £100
Submission fees:
£7.50 / Students £5
January 2023
Pulp Fictional
Deadline:
1st January 2023
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £250 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £50
Submission fees:
£9
Notes:
Preferred genres are horror, the supernatural, thrillers and suspense
Crime Essays Fiction Contest
Deadline:
23rd January 2023
Word limit:
1,000 - 3,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £300 / 2nd: £100 / 3rd: £75
Submission fees:
£3 until 1/12/22 - £5 thereafter
Notes:
Seeking crime thrillers
April 2023
Wergle Flomp Humour Poetry Competition
Deadline:
1st April 2023
Line Limit:
250 lines
Prizes:
1st: $2,000 / 2nd: $500 / 10x Runners-up: $100
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking humorous poetry in English
Rolling
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Tangled Web Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE / Fast Pass £10
Notes:
Seeking tartan noir and speculative fiction
Funny Pearls
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking humour writing by women - see website for rolling themes
Flash Fiction Online
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 - 1,000 words
Payment:
$80
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions open 1st-21st of each month (except December)
Authors Foundation Grants for Works in Progress
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Grants of up to £6,000
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadlines on 1st July and 1st February, annually
Green Stories
Deadline:
Rolling
Prizes:
£100 - £1,000
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of Ecofiction / CliFi / green solutions
Neon Books Pamphlet Submissions
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
One sheet of A4
Payment:
£25
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short works of fiction or poetry
Avon Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
60,000+
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking commercial novels
Lucky Jefferson
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
A Velvet Giant
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
10 pages
Payment:
$20
Submission fees:
FREE
Aquila Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
Paid - unspecified
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short stories for ten year olds - email submissions@aquila.co.uk
Solarpunk Magazine Micro Fiction Contest
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
250 words
Prizes:
$25
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
See website for themes - open 1 week per month
The Girl You Need
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal stories on the subject of self-esteem, in the form of poetry, fiction, nonfiction or personal essay
Voice Club Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
350 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
See website for themes
Better Than Starbucks
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
50 lines
Payment:
$20
Submission fees:
FREE
Travesties
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from LGBTQ writers and artists
Stylist Short Stories
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
£200
Submission fees:
FREE
Free Flash Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Hooting Owl
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 - 2,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Dragon Soul Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Themed anthology calls - see website for details
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,200 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various themed submission calls - see website for details
Commuter Lit
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short stories, memoir, novel excerpts and poetry
The Arcanist
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$0.10 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking sci-fi, fantasy and horror
TTA Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
10,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking sci, fantasy and horror
Bourbon Penn
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,500 - 7,000 words
Payment:
$0.03 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking odd fiction
Giganotosaurus
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 - 25,000 words
Payment:
$100
Submission fees:
FREE
Lammergeier
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
5 poems
Payment:
$25
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open for submissions in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November
The Dalloway
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
7,000 words
Line Limit:
30 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction, flash fiction and poetry
Crow Toes Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Line Limit:
1-5 poems
Payment:
$20 - $50
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking "playfully dark" literature for children aged 8-13 for quarterly themed issues - see website for themes
Smoke Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Line Limit:
6 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Bellevue Literary Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
$5
Notes:
Seeking fiction, nonfiction and poetry on the themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body
CASEVAC
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words
Payment:
4 winners become judges for next round, with a $100 payment
Submission fees:
$4
Notes:
See website for themes
Pidgeonholes
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Line Limit:
50 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions open 1st-10th of each month
Sinister Wisdom
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
5 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking writing by lesbians
Okay Donkey Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,500 words
Line Limit:
1 page
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions open 1st-15th of every month
The Anansi Archive
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words / 3,000 words
Prizes:
Poetry and Flash fiction: 1st: £20 / Runner-up: £10 / Short stories: 1st: £50 / Runner-up: £20
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Quarterly competition seeking poetry, flash fiction and short stories with an open theme
Globe Soup 7-Day Writing Challenges
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Prizes:
£500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Check website for themes
Driftwood Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
$150 - $500
Submission fees:
$3.99
Notes:
Various calls for submission from short fiction to chapbooks to nonfiction proposals
The Chamber Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
7,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking dark fiction and poetry
Shooter Flash
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
£50
Submission fees:
£3.50
Aayo Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction, poetry and nonfiction
Cutleaf
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6,000 words
Payment:
$50 - $750
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction, poetry and essays
Friends Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,200 - 2,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking articles and poetry for a Quaker audience - see website for themes
Heron's Nest
Deadline:
Rolling
Line Limit:
3 lines (haiku)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of 5-15 haikus
Blue Earth Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry
Dark Horse Comics
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6 pages plus synopsis
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from writer-artists and writer and artist teams
Fusilli Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
200 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open until 50 entries have been received. Submission must include a 'twist'
Flash 500
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words
Prizes:
1st: £300 / 2nd: £200 / 3rd: £100
Submission fees:
£5 for one story / £8 for two
Every Day Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$3
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
See website for themes
Tipping the Scales
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Fiction: 2,000 words / Nonfiction: 1,000 words
Line Limit:
1-3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE / Donations
Notes:
Seeking submissions from lesbian women only
Crow Toes Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Payment:
$25 - $50
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking "playfully dark", intelligent, humorous, descriptive literature written for children ages 8 - 13. Check website for themes
Interstellar Flight Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various calls for submission from short fiction to chapbooks to nonfiction proposals
Claren Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
$1,000 advance plus 50% net royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking book manuscripts
We Disturb
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
Seeking disturbing stories
Potluck Zine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 - 800 words
Payment:
Royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking writing, recipes and poetry. Check website for current theme.
Smoke Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Line Limit:
Six poems
Payment:
Contributor copy
Submission fees:
FREE
Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,500 - 3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE / Tip jar
Notes:
All Quarterly issues for 2021 are special issue only. If you submit between October 24, 2020 and August 1, 2021, your submission will NOT be reviewed until October 15, 2021
Brilliant Flash Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$20
Submission fees:
FREE
Palm-Sized Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
$2
Bridport Prize Bursaries for Under-Represented Writers
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Free entry to the Bridport Prize
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadline: 12th of each month
TYPE!
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
John Byrne Award
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
15,000
Prizes:
£500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to anyone over 16 who is living or studying in Scotland
Greatist: What's in your Freezer? series
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
600 words
Payment:
$250
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking pitches about the interesting contents of your freezer
The Pomegranate
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Payment:
£30
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
Obsessed with Pipework
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry
Yours Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,200 words
Payment:
£25 - £125 depending on length
Submission fees:
Free
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 fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking speculative and literary fiction
The White Pube Writers Grant
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Prizes:
£500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to working-class writers based in the UK
Wild Wolf Publishing
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Requirements: Synopsis plus first 3 chapters
Seeking book-length submissions of thriller, horror and sci-fi
Wigleaf
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions open in the final week of August, September, October, November, January, February, March and April. Deadline: Last day of each month.
Vela Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
80,000+ words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking science fiction, technothrillers and fantasy
Tuna Fish Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
30 lines / 5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
New theme each calendar month. Visit https://www.tunafishjournal.com/schedule for schedule
The Treason Show
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
Share of box office
Notes:
Seeking parody songs, one-liners and topical sketche
Trampset
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
$25 per accepted piece
Submission fees:
3 (50 free entries available per month for economically disadvantaged writers)
Notes:
Shorter pieces tend to get more love
Storyhouse
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
10,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Themed rolling contests - see website for details
Stinger Stories
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
300 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: scifi / fantasy / experimental
Stepaway Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking writing which leads the reader through the streets of a chosen city
Stand Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4-6 poems / Fiction: 3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Does not accept simultaneous submissions
Split Lip Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Submit one piece only
Payment:
$50
Submission fees:
February, April, June, October, December: Tip Jar / January, March, May, August, September, November: FREE Notes: Free submissions are available to Black writers for the rest of the year
The Spectator
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
150 WORDS
Payment:
£25
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Weekly themed writing competition – see website for latest theme. Deadline: Wednesdays at midday
Sonder
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3-5 pages of poetry or prose
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to submissions from writers who have been published fewer than 5 times
Softblow
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4-6 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Smokelong Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$50
Submission fees:
FREE
Shirley Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Sand Hills Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words / 3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from writers currently residing in the US only
Ruminate Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1500 words
Payment:
 $20/page for poetry (with a maximum of $80 per poem), $20/400 words for prose
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various submission windows for each genre – please see website for full details
The Rambling
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 – 1,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking work relating to the eighteenth century
Poetica Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Looking for poetry and prose centred on the Jewish experience. Interested in personal stories – not historical or political views
Post Quarantine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: Letters to open when all this is over
Poetry Ireland Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6 poems or 10 pages
Payment:
€40
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions from women and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds are actively encouraged
Poetically Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Poetry: 2 pages / prose: 2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Up to 3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Pocketfire
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1-3 poems
Submission fees:
Video: $5 / print: $3 / online: $2 (all reimbursed on acceptance)
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry for video performance, print and online publication
Pithead Chapel
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short fiction, nonfiction and prose poetry
Pidgeonholes
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words / 5 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadline: 1st – 10th of each month
Painkiller Project
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,500 words / 1-2 actors
Prizes:
£150 plus production
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking audio plays written after 20th March 2020. Deadline: 1st – 4th of each month
The Other Stories Podcast
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short themed horror for professional narration and broadcast – see website for themes and deadlines
One Hand Clapping
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Please submit writing as a Word document
Nightmares and Phantasms Podcast
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 – 6,000 words
Payment:
$5
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
One story per submission and one submission per month
New Walk Editions
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
12 – 20 pages
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry pamphlets
Neon Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6 poems / Prose: 5,000 words / Chapbook proposals
Payment:
Prose: 1p per word / Poetry: 10p per line (minimum payment £10)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Alternate themed issues – see website for details
National Geographic
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Pitch required
Mutha Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking nonfiction on all aspects of parenthood
Motherwell
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,200 words
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal essays on a variety of parenting topics
Motherly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal, first-person insights about motherhood
Microverses
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Poetry: 8 lines / Narrative pieces: 280 characters or fewer
Payment:
Poetry: $1/line / Other: $2.80/piece
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Experimental and interactive forms welcome
The Missouri Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Prose: 2,000-9,000 words / Poetry: 8-20 pages
Submission fees:
$4
Lumiere Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words / 2 pages of poetry
Submission fees:
FREE
Litro Online
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Varies
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various open calls for flash, short stories and essays – see website for details
Lavender Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3-6 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to submissions of work by, about and for lesbians
Kissing Dynamite Poetry
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
One poem
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadline: 1st – 10th of each month
Inkcap
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
£100-£400
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Pitch Required
Seeking pitches for journalism on the subject of nature, ecology and conservation in the UK
i-D
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Pitch required
HOOT Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
150 words
Submission fees:
$2
Notes:
Seeking fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews
Hip Mama Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking articles on the subject of alternative parenting
Hindsight 2020
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal stories of 2020
Grand Little Things
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking formal poetry only
Go Havok
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 Words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short fiction in the following genres: mystery, science fiction, comedy, thriller, fantasy. Check website for monthly themed calls
The Good Literary Agency
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking book-length submissions in any genre from writers who are part of groups under-represented in mainstream publishing
Gasher Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
poems or 500-3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Frontier Poetry
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5 poems or 10 pages
Payment:
$50 per poem (up to $150)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work)
The Forge
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Payment:
$75
Submission fees:
FREE
Fictive Dream
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 - 2,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short stories
The Fiction Desk
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 – 20,000 words
Payment:
£20 per 1,000 words
Submission fees:
£4 / free when you buy an anthology
Fairlight Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Novel: 50,000+ / Novella: 25,000 – 50,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Accepting submissions of literary fiction only. Please send no more than 10,000 words
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 fees:
Fiction: £3.99 / Poetry: $2.99 / Novella: $20 / Poetry collection: $20 / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: free
The Rail
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
7,500 words / 90 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and nonfiction
The Decolonial Passage
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
See https://thedecolonialpassage.net/mission/ for guidelines on theme
Daily Science Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1500 words
Payment:
$0.08 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Especially seeking flash sci-fi
Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Payment:
$125 + $10 per printed page
Submission fees:
$3
Notes:
Seeking all types of creative nonfiction
The Common Tongue Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
600 – 6,000 words
Payment:
$0.03/word
Notes:
Seeking submissions of dark fantasy
CHILLFILTR
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Payment:
 $20/1,000 words (up to $60)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Looking for poetry, memoirs, short stories and personal essays
Carve Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
$50-$100
Submission fees:
FREE
Bust
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
250 – 2,500 words (see website for full details)
Submission fees:
FREE
Brevity Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
750 words
Payment:
$45
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking extremely brief essays
Book of Matches
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,1000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction and translation
Blue Moose Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
end the first three chapters of a novel, plus synopsis
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking novels from unpublished writers. No children’s, YA or poetry
Blue Marble Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
poems / Prose: 1,500 words
Payment:
$25 per piece
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, opinion pieces, travel writing, photography and art
Awakenings Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking work from writers who have had a personal experience with mental illness
Asymptote Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
101 Words
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
 101 words (exactly)
Payment:
$10
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Does not accept poetry, children’s fiction or erotica
Murderous Ink Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
10,000 words
Payment:
1,000-5,000 words: £10 / 6,000-10,000 words: £20
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking crime fiction