WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

November
Tyger Tyger Magazine
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry for children on the theme of "beginnings"
Cafe Writers Poetry Competition
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
1st: £1000 / 2nd: £300 / 3rd: £200 / Five Commended Prizes of £50 / Norfolk Prize £100
Submission fees:
£4 per poem / FREE for low-income writers
Broken Sleep Books
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Line Limit:
15-40 pages
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry pamphlets
Iridescent Words
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Payment:
$0.05+ per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of "winter enchantment"
Smoking Pen Press
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
1,200 - 7,000 words
Payment:
$20
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of "another dimension"
Open Doors Review
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
4,000 words
Line Limit:
3 pages
Submission fees:
FREE
Abandon Journal
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
12,000 words
Payment:
$15
Submission fees:
FREE / Tip jar
Notes:
Theme: Abandon Time
Tint Journal
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
4,000 words
Line Limit:
1 poem
Submission fees:
FREE / Donations
Notes:
Open to writers with English as a second/non-native language
Red Cape Publishing
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
4,000 - 8,000 words
Payment:
£10 per story
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking horror fiction on the theme of 'Medical'
Black Beacon Books
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
6,000 - 30,000 words
Payment:
€4 per 1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions in English or French of "Hitchcockian suspense"
Poet Lore
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Line Limit:
5 poems / 10 pages
Submission fees:
FREE
December
Parhelion Literary
Deadline:
1st December 2021
Word limit:
3,000 words
Line Limit:
10 pages
Submission fees:
$3
Undiscovered Gems
Deadline:
1st December 2021
Word limit:
1,200 words
Prizes:
$500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short story versions of unpublished books
Intrepid Times Travel Writing Scholarship Program
Deadline:
1st December 2021
Payment:
$50NZD
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from unpublished travel writers
Rain Fiction Podcast
Deadline:
1st December 2021
Word limit:
1,800 - 2,200 words
Prizes:
$50
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of "ambrosia"
Arena Fantasy Magazine
Deadline:
1st December 2021
Word limit:
300 / 2,000
Prizes:
Subscription to Arena magazine
Submission fees:
£1 for 300 word entry / £2 for 2,000 word entry
Notes:
Seeking themed flash fiction and short stories - see website for themes
Lyric Theatre
Deadline:
5th December 2021
Word limit:
40+ page script
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking scripts
Actor Awareness
Deadline:
6th December 2021
Word limit:
10-15 minute script
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking scripts and spoken word on the theme of 'social class'
Sleek City Press Winter Fiction Prize
Deadline:
7th December 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Prizes:
1st: 20,000 words of editing / 2nd: $300 / 3rd: $200 / 4th: 10,000 word critique
Submission fees:
$7 CAD / Fee waiver available
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of "double life"
Under the Radar
Deadline:
7th December 2021
Word limit:
2,500 words
Line Limit:
6 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction on any theme, and poetry with the theme of "food"
Uplift: Young Leaders of Colour in Literature Initiative
Deadline:
10th December 2021
Prizes:
Mentoring and workshops
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to people of colour aged 18-30
Copper Nickel
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Word limit:
1 story/essay
Line Limit:
4-6 poems
Payment:
$30 per page
Prizes:
2 x $500
Submission fees:
$2
Theatre in the Rough: 400 Parts Per Million
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Word limit:
5 minute long performance
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking pitches of spoken word and scripts from women aged under 25 living in Liverpool on the theme of environmentalism
Talawa Free Script Reading Service
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Payment:
Detailed script report or development
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to Black writers
Muse Art & Literary Journal
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Word limit:
1,500 words
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
Wordfire Press
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Word limit:
125,000 words
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fantasy novels about portals
Periscope Literary
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Word limit:
800 words
Prizes:
4 x £50
Submission fees:
£9 / email for fee waiver
Notes:
Seeking flash fiction on the theme of ‘that might just be crazy enough to work’
Bridport Prize Black Writer Residency
Deadline:
16th December 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words of creative prose fiction
Prizes:
Week-long residency at Dorset Museum, £500, professional development
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to writers aged 18+ of African & African Caribbean heritage who live, work or study in Birmingham & The Black Country
Quantum Shorts
Deadline:
16th December 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
1st: $1,500 / 2nd: $1,000 / 3rd: $500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions inspired by quantum physics which include the phrase "it's a lot to think about".
Quantum Shorts
Deadline:
16th December 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
1st: $1,500 / 2nd: $1,000 / 3rd: $500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking stories on the theme of quantum physics
St Martin's Minotaur First Crime Novel Competition
Deadline:
17th December 2021
Word limit:
minimum 60,000 words
Prizes:
$10,000 advance plus royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of crime novels from unpublished writers
Granta
Deadline:
18th December 2021
Word limit:
3,000 - 6,000 words
Submission fees:
Prose: £3 / poetry: £2 / 300 x free for low income writers
Notes:
Seeking fiction, nonfiction and poetry
About Us
Deadline:
19th December 2021
Line Limit:
20 lines
Prizes:
Inclusion in touring show
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry and Scratch coding from 4-18 year olds
DALYA International Playwrighting Contest
Deadline:
20th December 2021
Word limit:
Varies by category
Prizes:
1st: €4,800 / 2nd: €3,200 / 3rd: €2,000
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking play scripts
VISIBLE
Deadline:
20th December 2021
Word limit:
500 - 800 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry and prose from writers living with invisible disability
Orna Ross Green Stories Novel Prize
Deadline:
30th December 2021
Word limit:
First 4,000 - 10,000 words of a 70,000 - 95,000 word novel, plus synopsis
Prizes:
1st: £1,000 / 2nd: £500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of novels showcasing positive visions of a more sustainable society or incorporating green solutions into the context of an otherwise mainstream story.
Sapere Books Writing Competition
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
20,000
Prizes:
Five-book publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking the first three chapters of a series written to a brief - see website for briefs
Felis Futura: An Anthology of Future Cats
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Payment:
$5+
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of stories about the future that feature cats
Wolverhampton Literature Festival
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
1st: £400 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £50
Submission fees:
£4
Story Town Poetry Competition
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
Radio broadcast plus £20 book token
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poems on the theme of "telling stories"
Toad Press
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
14-26 pages
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking chapbook-length translations
Do Wha(TS) Write
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
$200 CAD
Submission fees:
$2 CAD
Notes:
Raising funds for Tourette Canada
Thimble Lit Mag
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
1,200 words
Line Limit:
2-4 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Little Thorn Books
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
10,000 - 35,000 words
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking novella-length works of victoriana, gothic, steam punk, magic realism and the supernatural
Dragon Soul Press
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
5,000 - 20,000 words
Payment:
30% royalties for the first year of publication
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking raunchy fairy tales
Wales Haiku Journal
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Line Limit:
5-10 haikus
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking haiku and haiga
Glencairn Glass Crime Short Story Competition
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
2,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £1,000 / 2 x runners-up: £250
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of "a crystal clear crime"
Green Stories
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
First 4,000 - 10,000 words of a 70,000 - 100,000 word novel
Prizes:
Half manuscript appraisal by Daniel Goldsmith Associates, mentoring at Redhammer Management
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking novels for adults about sustainable societies
Guts Publishing
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
25,000+
Payment:
Publishing contract with royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking memoir by UK writers
January 2022
Young Poets Network: After Sylvia
Deadline:
3rd January 2022
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
Publication plus goodie bag
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry inspired by Sylvia Plath from poets under 25
BBC Writers' Room Open Call
Deadline:
13th January 2022
Word limit:
Minimum 30 pages
Prizes:
Career development
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking comedy drama and drama scripts - submissions open 9th December
Stage Write
Deadline:
14th January 2022
Word limit:
30-60 minute scripts
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking scripts from UK writers
Border Crossing
Deadline:
15th January 2022
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
3-5 poems
Payment:
$100
Submission fees:
FREE
Gigantic Sequins
Deadline:
16th January 2022
Word limit:
3,500 words
Line Limit:
3-5 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
Red Dragonfly Productions
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
1-hour play script
Prizes:
£1,000
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from writers with East and South-East Asian heritage
Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Line Limit:
50 lines
Prizes:
£250 (1st), £125 (2nd), £75 (3rd), £30 x 3 (High Commendation), £20 x 3 (Commendation), £10 x 3 (Special Mentions)
Submission fees:
£5/1 poem, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4, £14/5, £16/7, £22/10
The Fiction Desk
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
1,000 - 20,000 words
Payment:
£25 per 1,000 words
Submission fees:
£4 / book purchase
Notes:
Seeking stories about books
Masque and Spectacle Journal
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
7,500 words of fiction / 10 page play
Line Limit:
3-5 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Drip Action Theatre
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
30-40 minute script
Payment:
£200
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking scripts for performance at the Arundel Festival
The Cheshire Prize for Literature
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
1,500 words
Line Limit:
100 lines
Prizes:
Book tokens / cash prizes
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to anyone aged 4 and over who were born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked, in the historical or modern county of Cheshire
Parracombe Prize
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
2,022 words
Prizes:
1st: £100 / 2nd: £50 / 2 x runners-up: £25
Submission fees:
£5
Arts & Letters
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
25 pages
Payment:
$10 per printed page
Submission fees:
$3
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
February 2022
Blue Mesa Review
Deadline:
28th February 2022
Word limit:
6,000 words
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Elmbridge Literary Competition
Deadline:
28th February 2022
Word limit:
1,500 words
Line Limit:
30 lines
Prizes:
1st: £250 / 2nd: £150 / 3rd: £100
Submission fees:
£5 / under-18s FREE
Notes:
Seeking short stories and poetry on the theme of 'Enigma'
March 2022
Never Such Innocence
Deadline:
18th March 2022
Word limit:
750 words
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
See website for prizes
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry and speeches from writers aged 9-18 on the theme of "Life after conflict"
April 2022
Robert Louis Stevenson Fable Competition
Deadline:
2nd April 2022
Word limit:
350
Prizes:
1st: £500 / 2nd: £100
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fables in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson
3 Minute Drama Competition
Deadline:
30th April 2022
Word limit:
3 pages
Prizes:
£100 plus performance
Submission fees:
£6 / email for fee waiver
Notes:
Seeking 3-minute scripts to be performed at a rural railway station
May 2022
Girl God Books
Deadline:
1st May 2022
Word limit:
2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of personal essays, academic papers, poetry and prayers from female writers on the theme of "celebrating neurodiversity"
Rolling
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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