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June Submissions- Hurry They're Closing Soon
Get your subs in while supplies last. May the odd be ever in your favor.
Have you ever been submitting and said to yourself, “damn, I need some liquid courage”? Or “my overthinking, imposter syndrome, and borderline perfectionist tendencies have had me staring at this draft for the last four hours”? Well, we’ve got the cure. This month and this month only, we’re giving away free access to Khalisa Rae’s Sips and Submittable group, plus her exclusive artist resource database!
And for submission tips check out this workshop from our friend, Meghan Sterling: The Only Submission Workshop You Will Ever Need, happening June 19th.
Without further ado, lets jump right into the submission opportunities!
Thursday, June 1st - June 5th
Southern Poetry Review - Guy Owen prize
The Maine Review - Fiction, Poetry, CNF, Book Reviews
Okay Donkey - Poetry
The Continental Literary Magazine - Poetry
Raleigh Review Prize
Submissions for our Laux/Millar RR Poetry Prize open January 1 - June 1, Even Years.
First Prize includes $300 USD and publication in the Spring 2023 issue.
Our gates are open for our 2023 Geri Digiorno Prize to multi-genre submissions of poetry and/or visual art and/or flash nonfiction. Our Digiorno prize is judged by Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar. Finalists will receive our standard $15 payment along with publication. All Finalists will receive a 2-year subscription to Raleigh Review.
“Revisiting WOMAN: AN ISSUE” will honor the 50th anniversary of the publication of “WOMAN: AN ISSUE”, which published prose, poetry and visual art by women globally, including such luminaries as Angela Davis, Anaïs Nin, Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, and Tina Modotti.
Please send work as a Word or PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the special issue and genre in the subject line (i.e. “WOMAN: Fiction”). If online submission is not possible, please mail work to The Massachusetts Review, Photo Lab 309, UMass, Amherst, MA 01003.
This year, our stellar judges are Patricia Engel, author of “The Faraway World” for the $1,000 Fiction Prize; A. Van Jordan, author of “When I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again” for the $500 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize, Grace Talusan, author of “The Body Papers” for the $500 Michael Steinberg Nonfiction Prize; and Jess Ruliffson, author of “Invisible Wounds” for the $500 Graphic Lit Prize. Submit your best work, ENTER TODAY: www.solsticelitmag.org/contest.
Submit a manuscript of 40 to 99 pages with a $10 entry fee by June 2, 2023.
Include cover letter with bio and acknowledgments. (Please keep bio and acknowledgments in cover letter only.) Manuscript should include title page and poems (and art, if any.)
All forms of poetry are welcome including hybrid poetry. Artwork may be included (color is accepted). Please count each artwork as one page.
TUESDAY JUNE 6th
Writers' Trust of Canada 2023 Mentorship Program
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7th
SATURDAY JUNE 10th
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SUNDAY JUNE 11th
Burningword Literary Journal Flash Nonfiction Submission
Burningword Literary Journal Poetry Submission
Showcase Showcase Poetry
WEDNESDAY JUNE 14th
Omnidawn Publishing Poetry Chapbook Contest
One Story Apprenticeship '23-'24
THURSDAY JUNE 15th
42 Miles Press 42 Miles Press Poetry Award (2023)
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts Fiction—Compressed Prose (including fictional prose poems)
A Public Space Nonfiction
Propagule Magazine Propagule Issue 3: Fiction (Guaranteed response within 7 days)
The Bridgeport Prize UK - Memoir
FRIDAY JUNE 16th
Sequestrum Theme: Fantasy- Poetry
Sequestrum Theme: Memory - Poetry
Kelsey Street Press 2023 QTBIPOC Prize
Fourteen Hills Creative Nonfiction - Issue 30
Fourteen Hills Current Nonfiction - Current Subscriber - Issue 30
Fourteen Hills Fiction - Current Subscriber - Issue 30
Fourteen Hills Fiction - Issue 30
Fourteen Hills Poetry - Current Subscriber - Issue 30
Fourteen Hills Poetry - Issue 30
Transit Books Translation Submissions 2023
Fourteen Hills Visual Art - Current Subscriber - Issue 30
Fourteen Hills Visual Art - Issue 30
The MacGuffin POET HUNT 28
The Saltbush Review The Saltbush Review Issue 4 Fiction Submissions
The Saltbush Review The Saltbush Review Issue 4 Non-Fiction Submissions
The Saltbush Review The Saltbush Review Issue 4 Poetry Submissions
SATURDAY JUNE 17th
Gold Man Review Poetry
SUNDAY JUNE 18th
Moonstone Arts Center Francophone Poetry from the Caribbean
TUESDAY JUNE 20th
Kallisto Gaia Press 2023 Joshua Tree Novel Prize
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21st
The Closed Eye Open Maya's Micros Feature: Micro-poetry & Micro-fiction
FRIDAY JUNE 23rd
Sunspot Lit Short stories, nonfiction, graphic novel
SUNDAY JUNE 25th
The Ex-Puritan Interviews - Fees - Summer 2023
The Ex-Puritan Interviews - Summer 2023
The Ex-Puritan Reviews - Fees - Summer 2023
FRIDAY JUNE 30th
Another Chicago Magazine Fiction--fee waived for BIPOC writers
Proverse Hong Kong 2023 International Proverse Poetry Prize (Single Poems)
Half and One Poetry Video Contest
Epiphany a Literary Journal Fall/Winter 2023 Submission: FICTION
Epiphany a Literary Journal Fall/Winter 2023 Submission: POETRY
Compass Rose Literary Journal FLASH PROSE: General Submissions
Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 6 | Summer Print Issue Submissions ($1 optional fee)
Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 6 | Summer Print Issue Submissions ($10 optional fee)
Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 6 | Summer Print Issue Submissions ($15 optional fee)
Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 6 | Summer Print Issue Submissions ($3 optional fee)
Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 6 | Summer Print Issue Submissions ($5 optional fee)
Chaotic Merge Magazine Issue 6 | Summer Print Issue Submissions (no optional fee)
Hole In The Head Review Now accepting poetry
Compass Rose Literary Journal POETRY: General Submissions
midnight & indigo lit Short Stories - Submission deadline June 30, 2023
SATURDAY JULY 1st
Ninth Letter 2023 Regeneration Literary Contest
Rhino Poetry General Submissions 2023
Wordrunner eChapbooks 2023 Fiction Collection
Wordrunner eChapbooks 2023 Nonfiction Collection
Room Creative Non-fiction
Bellevue Literary Review Contest Submission - Fiction
Bellevue Literary Review Contest Submission - Nonfiction
Bellevue Literary Review Contest Submission - Poetry
carte blanche fiction
Enter Midway Journal’s -1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest for a chance to win the $500 grand prize! See contest guidelines below.
Deadline: June 2
Judge: David Dodd Lee, Series Editor
Note: We are currently OPEN for submissions until June 15, 2023.
The 42 Miles Press Poetry Award was created in an effort to bring urgent and original voices to the poetry reading public. The prize is offered annually to any poet writing in English, including poets who have never published a full-length book as well as poets who have published several. New and Selected collections of poems are also welcome.
Each year, the University of Akron Press offers the Akron Poetry Prize, a competition open to all poets writing in English. The winning poet receives $1,500 and publication of their book as part of the Akron Series in Poetry. The final selection will be made by a nationally prominent poet. Other manuscripts may also be considered for publication in the series. We will accept submissions for the 2023 Akron Poetry Prize competition from April 15, 2023 through June 15, 2023. The final judge for 2023 is Sandra Beasley.
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. All pages must have complete contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) on them.
The Cupboard Pamphlet publishes two chapbooks per annum. We are currently seeking submissions for our annual contest!
We invite submissions of prose manuscripts between 5K and 10K words. Submissions can be composed of one piece or multiple pieces. We make no demands on content or genre, with the exception of verse poetry, which we don’t publish. We read fiction and nonfiction and are happy to see collections inclusive of both. Manuscripts must be submitted for consideration by our EXTENDED DEADLINE SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 2023.
Each Submittable manuscript should be accompanied by a $17 reading fee, to cover administrative fees for on-line submissions. (For hard copy submissions, a $15 fee is required. Please make all checks payable to The Hudson Valley Writers Center.)
NB: All BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) applicants can enter this contest for FREE via mail or for $2 (required to submit via Submittable). If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award seeks to discover and honor the best books of the previous year (novels, novellas, collections and anthologies, and non-fiction) that incorporate the elements of mystery, thriller, and suspense in numerous genres or, in the case of nonfiction, books that are applicable to writers in general.
Southern Humanities Review awards an annual $1,000 prize and publication opportunity for a poem of witness in honor of the late poet Jake Adam York. Presented in October by the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize event features the recipient and judge in conversation at the museum and includes a workshop. The recipient also receives travel expenses to attend the event.
The 2023 judge is Joy Harjo.
Eight short stories will be chosen as winners. These stories will be published in paperback and eBook formats and offered for sale on Amazon’s global websites.
The short stories to be based on “General” and “LGBT+” themes .
Winning authors will receive royalties on net sales.
Please read our Terms and Conditions below for full details of how to enter our short story competition.
Each entry to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and attached to the email as a “WORD” document. Mark this email “For the attention of the Editor”. Please include your full contact details.
ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE $10,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, three months of Plus service (a $207 value) and a $500 account credit from Book Award Pro, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $525 value)
THE TOP WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY WILL RECEIVE $1,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, three months of Plus service from Book Award Pro (a $207 value), and one free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $175 value)
ONE HONORABLE MENTION IN EACH CATEGORY WILL RECEIVE $300 and three months of Plus service from Book Award Pro (a $207 value)
We will publish online excerpts from all entries that win a prize, along with critiques from the judge.
The Barrow Street Press Book Contest award will be given for the best previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English. The winner will receive book publication by Barrow Street Press, and $1,500.00. Judge: Nathalie Handal Deadline: 30 June 2023 Fee: 25.00 28.00 Online submission (the additional $3.00 cost is to offset our printing and collating costs; please note that our system does not accept American Express credit cards.) Please note that manuscripts by current and former students and close friends of the contest judge will not be considered. GUIDELINES Paper Submission Guidelines Submit a 50-80 page unpublished manuscript of original poetry in English. Please number the pages of your manuscript and include a table of contents and an acknowledgments page for any previously published poem.
We host two international flash fiction writing competitions; the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award. In addition to winning cash prizes, entrants have the opportunity to appear in our print and digital anthology collections, and also as single author novellas-in-flash. Our books are published by the award-winning small press Ad Hoc Fiction, and are available to buy from their own independent bookshop as well as worldwide from Amazon.
We want to know what secrets your characters or narrators have kept hidden. Maybe it’s a secret that has been hidden for years—a past mistake, a forbidden love, or a hidden talent. Or perhaps the secret is something recently discovered—a family secret, a long-held belief, or a buried memory. We’re looking for stories that explore the power of secrets—how they shape us, define us, and ultimately, how they can set us free.
Please submit your strongest fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and we will choose one winner that we feel interprets the theme best. The prize is $300 and publication in the Summer 2023 issue. All submissions are considered for publication in the Summer 2023 issue. The contest entry fee is $12, and submissions must be submitted before midnight (EST) on June 18, 2023.