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Poolbeg Press

Full details ow to submit a manuscript to Poolbeg Press
Poolbeg Press first opened its doors in 1976 and over the years it has become synonymous with nurturing and showcasing new women’s writing. Our slogan Poolbeg the Irish for Bestsellers is particularly apt as authors who were discovered by Poolbeg, such as Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes, Patricia Scanlan, Cathy Kelly and Sheila O’Flanagan, have become favourites on bookshelves not only in Ireland but throughout the world. We strive to maintain the highest possible standard in good writing and enjoyable storytelling, in both women’s and more recently children’s fiction.

In addition, we recently launched Ward River Press, a more literary imprint, and already have some very significant, exciting and varied books published under that name.

Though our emphasis is on fiction, we do also publish a certain amount of non-fiction.

In the case of children’s books, our particular interest is fiction for the 6 to 12 age range with …

Brittle Star

Brittle Star“I recommend the magazine to everyone who is finding their way into writing” – Myra Schneider If you want to submit short stories or poetry, please read our submission guidelines. N.B. Please note our new address.
Brittle Star welcomes submissions of unpublished, original work in the following categories:
Poetry: 1 – 4 poems
Literary short fiction: 1 – 2 stories up to 2000 words (double-line spaced) Guidelines We would encourage you to read a recent copy of Brittle Star before submitting work.
Submissions by post. NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS. Please include a covering letter and an SAE (with the correct postage). Only one submission per issue.
Overseas submissions by post. Please do not include International Reply Coupons as we do not return overseas submissions. Please include an email address for notification.
We are unable to return submissions, so please do not send us the only copy of your work. Send all work to: Brittle Star, Diversity Hous, 72 Nottingham Road, Arnold, Notti…

Border Crossing

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Full detailsOur annual reading period is September 15–February 1. To receive updates about new issues, deadlines, contests, and readings, please add us on facebook or Twitter. To submit, read the guidelines below, then click the button beneath them to be taken to our submission manager. 

We’re especially interested in writing that crosses boundaries in genre or geography, and voices that aren’t often heard in mainstream publications. The best way to see what we mean by this is read our latest issue. All of our submissions go through a rigorous editorial board process. We consider ourselves a “teaching journal,” in that one of our main goals is to give LSSU English and creative writing students editing and publishing opportunities prior to graduation. Every year, student interns read alongside faculty editors as part of the full editorial board and publish book reviews.
We only accept unpublished work for which writers can grant us first North American serial rights. We only…

Bomb

Full details Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB includes a print quarterly magazine and an online daily publication. In addition to conversations between artists of all disciplines, BOMB publishes original works of fiction, poetry, and translation.
BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a distinguished guest judge.
We encourage submissions of adventurous work that push the boundaries of form or content in some way. Our submission period is open once a year in the fall.

Before submitting, we encourage you to read the magazine, online and in print, to acquaint yourself with the material we have published. Subscriptions to BOMB are available here.

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Full details S U B M I S S I O N S General Guidelines
Please include a short cover letter with your full name and brief bio statement.Include your last name in the title of your submission and in the name of your submission file.If you need to withdraw a part of your submission due to acceptance elsewhere, please add a note to let us know.We accept simultaneous submissions – but please add a note to let us know as soon as it is accepted elsewhere.Please do not submit previously published work. Please wait until you hear back from us before you submit again.Please check the category guidelines for additional submission instructions.____________________________________________________________________________________________
POETRY
Please submit your work on ONE document.Submit up to 5 poems.Each poem should start a new page.
Submit to B O D Y

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FICTION IN TRANSLATION
Please send up to 3000 words of tran…

Atrium

Full detailsWe would love to read your poems. If you would like them to be considered for publication on Atrium, please send up to three poems in a Word document to atriumpoetrysubmissions@gmail.com. Please format poems in 12 point Times New Roman, single spaced. Each poem should start on a new page.Please put “Poetry Submission – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.Please include a short – 40 words maximum – third person biography in the body of the email. If you would like us to include links to your own website, publisher, Twitter, etc. please include these too. (The links do not count as part of the 40 word bio.) Please note we are unable to make changes to bios once a poem is accepted.Please note we are unable to make changes to a poem once it has been accepted for publication.Work must be previously unpublished. If any poem we publish goes on to be published elsewhere, we’ll be chuffed for you – and we’d love it if you’d give Atrium a mention. The poem remains…

Astrophile Press

Full details Astrophil Press does not read manuscripts outside of our open reading periods. All manuscripts will be handled through Submittable; the Submittable link will be available on this page during our open reading periods. Thank you for your interest in Astrophil Press!
Below is a link to our Submittable page. Please note that this is the only way we consider work. We offer calls with particular requirements sometimes make sure your work/letter speaks to these specific requirements or prompts before sending your work. All manuscripts/letters that don't speak to the requirements, we will likely pass on the manuscript. 

The best way to get a sense of what we publish is to buy a book. As a small press, we are dependent upon book sales. We thank everyone who has supported us through the years--you are stars!

SUBMIT HERE

Because of the volume of submissions we receive, reading can often take up to six months. However, the average response time is often three months o…

Arts and Letters

Full details Regular reading period: August 1st to January 31st.
Arts & Letters Proudly Nominates for:The Pushcart Prize
Best New Poets
Best American Short Stories
Best American Essays
Best American Nonrequired Reading
We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pagesFlash Fiction: 1-3 pieces per submission up to 1,000 words eachCreative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages General Submission Guidelines:Send only one submission per genre at any one time. (In other words, submitting a short story and an essay at the same time is fine, but please wait to hear from us before submitting another story.)All submissions must be typed and all prose double-spaced.Average notification time for acceptance is 8-12 weeks.Upload each entry as one document. We accept doc, docx, txt, pdf and rtf files.Simultaneous submissions are fine; just please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere.To withdraw only part of …

Antioch Review

Full details Writer's Guidelines :WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can help you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we have used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we might postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Nonfiction essays: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own journals and audiences.  …

Antic

Full detailsSend us this:NonfictionCriticismCommentaryComicsPhoto-essaysArtMixed media Don’t send us fiction or previously published pieces.
Want to pitch something? Go ahead, make our day. Click here to get in touch.
Include this:A cover letter telling us what you’re submitting and why we’d like itA short bio (max. 100 words)Any website or social media links for your contributor pageGet paid:All contributors will receive AUD$150.
When you get paid you acknowledge that you’re granting us:
Digital and archiving rights (exclusive)Reproduction rights (exclusive)

The Antigonish Review

Full details Poetry
1. TAR is open to poetry on any subject written from any point of view and in any form. However, writers should expect their work to be considered within the full context of old and new poetry in English and other languages.
2. The amount of space TAR can devote to any one writer is usually limited to 5-6 pages at a maximum.
3. No more than 6-8 poems should be submitted at any one time. A preferable submission would be from 3-4 poems. Submitting more than 8 tends to conceal the merits of individual poems. The poet should also know, fairly clearly, what is or is not good work and send only that.
4. Poets should wait for response to a submission before submitting again.
PLEASE NOTE we do not accept submissions which have been previously published in any format.

Fiction
1. Submission should be typed, double spaced, author's last name on each page, and can range in length from 500 to 3,000 words. Any submissions longer than 3,000 words are not likely t…

Agni

Full details We look for writing that catches experience before the crusts of habit form—poetry and prose that resist ideas about what a certain kind of writing “should do.” We seek out writers who tell their truths in their own words and convince us as we read that we’ve found something no one else could have written. When to submit AGNI welcomes manuscripts between September 1st and May 31st. Submissions mailed in June, July, or August will be returned unread, provided sufficient return postage is included. Things to know when submittingNearly everything we publish is unsolicited.We encourage submissions from writers of all identities, living anywhere, published and unpublished.We will not consider writing that has already been published in English, whether in a book, magazine, newspaper, or on an app, a website, a social media feed, or a publicly accessible online community.We consider only work written in English or translated into English.We have no word limits, though…

Agenda Poetry

Full details Agenda does not accept simultaneous submissions or generally accept previously published work. One of the most problematic areas of running Agendamagazine, aside from finances, is submissions and responses to them. It was hoped that when we implemented our policy of only accepting online submissions, it would create a more efficient system by eliminating postage costs and enabling quicker replies. However, the ease of submitting via email has inevitably led to a considerable increase in the volume of submissions. As a consequence this had led to an increase in the time needed to read and reply.
Every effort is made to reply to as many submissions as possible. These submissions do provide the choice for much of the material we publish, and we do realise how important submissions are to each individual, and how rewarding and helpful it can be to have feedback. Our hope is that, by giving encouragement and ultimately possible publication, people will show their…

Acumen

Full details Submissions The following guidelines should be of assistance in deciding whether you feel Acumen would be interested in your work.
Poetry All poetry is read carefully. Any poem that may possibly have a chance of publication is shortlisted and from this shortlist the final poems for the magazine are chosen. All other poems are returned within one to six weeks. Any unused shortlist poems are returned as soon as possible.
Due to high postage costs, however, poems which are not shortlisted, but which have accompanied a shortlisted poem, will be held along with that poem so that the s.a.e. can be used for the final decision. We receive around 10,000-15,000 poems a year and can only publish a hundred and fifty a year at the most so the chances of rejection are high. But then this applies to most magazines.
When reading poetry we look for a poem that says something which is not trivial, not obvious, doesn’t use out…

Abramelin

Full details Abramelin accepts submissions year round.
I will try to give you a response within a few weeks.
At times, however, it may be more like 3 months.
Publication will follow within six to nine months.
Abramelin has been publishing high quality poetry since the summer of 2006
We have around 12,000 visitors a year – from 83 different countries in 2014!
What am I looking for?
Great and interesting modern literary poetry.
Images and phrases I have not read before.
email all submissions to:
nessaralindaran@aol.com
Please do not use attachments.

32 Poems

Full details2 Poems welcomes unsolicited poetry year round and accepts simultaneous submissions. We respond quickly though (often within a few weeks) and request that submitters keep that time frame in mind as they submit elsewhere. Poets who have not received a response within 90 days are encouraged to query regarding their manuscript’s status.
As a rule, we publish shorter poems that fit on a single page (about 32 lines), though we sometimes make exceptions to accommodate remarkable work that runs a little longer. Please send no more than five poems (in a single document, if submitting online) and no more than one active submission at a time. We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online.
We believe poets should be paid for their work. Contributors receive $25 per poem and two copies of the issue in which their writing appears.
For online submissions we charge a $3 reading fee, but that fee is waived for current subscribers.

Voice Club

Full details Resilience can be defined as the capacity to quickly recover from challenging circumstances.  At this time of global uncertainty, even the simplest daily tasks require a skilled balancing act. 
For our first “Flash Fiction” contest, we invite you to write a story that features resilience.  What difficulties will you set up for your characters? How will they recover from their challenges?  Fiction is a great way to express yourself, and come up with possible solutions and unimagined paths. 
Inspire us!

The Writing Quarter

Full details The Writing Quarter Competition is a free to enter short story competition.
The deadline is the last day of each month. Submit short stories of up to 3,000 words. Open theme.
Monthly prize is AUD$30. The winning author will also be given the option to publish their story on the website.
The competition is open to all writers aged 18 or over regardless of their nationality or country of residence. Please submit one entry per month.
More here. 

Preservation Society

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John Byrne Quarterly and Annual Awards

Full details The John Byrne Award is a free, online exhibition, competition, and community, welcoming people who seek a deeper understanding of the values that drive our beliefs and actions. Coronavirus and caring for our community: Read our response here.
Our Mission: To create Scotland’s most inclusive, creative arts platform to encourage the questioning and development of values appropriate to our modern age. We accept creative work in any medium, 365 days a year, from everybody over 16 living or studying in Scotland. We award £7,500 annually and £500 quarterly.

Inkitt

Full details Inkitt's Writing Contest Inspired by authors, informed by algorithms, and connected by over 2 million readers and writers worldwide, Inkitt is opening a new chapter of your writing!

Inkitt’s Writing Contests regularly give authors the opportunity to share their books with readers around the world and showcase their talents.

Our monthly cash prizes give you the chance to win money and exclusive book badges for your writing!
What you win Monthly cash prizes Each month one grand prize winner, and two runners up will be selected.

1st prize: $300, an exclusive badge for your book cover and Inkitt social media feature!
2nd prize: Exclusive 2nd place book badge and Inkitt social media feature!
3rd prize: Exclusive 3rd place book badge!

Judged by our algorithm, the author with the most reader engagement will be chosen as the winner at the end of the contest. So make sure to get plenty of readers, likes, comments and shares on your book, as this increases your chances of w…

Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition

Full detailsOur quarterly short story competition is open for entries all year round. The competition is open to any theme or genre, but your story must be a maximum of 1,500 words (not including the title). Closing dates are:
30th April
31st July
31st October You can enter up to three stories in each quarterly competition.
Entry fees: £5 for the first | plus £3 for the second | plus £2 for the third Prizes
1st – £150
2nd – £75
3rd – £30 The three placed stories from each quarter will be published on this website. Future anthologies will also be considered, published by Cranked Anvil Press, in which a selection of short- and long-listed stories from each competition will be published. The results will be announced here (and in our social media) within six weeks of the closing dates. Please ensure you read our rules for condition of entry. Go to the entry page to pay your entry fee and enter the competition. Good luck! – We look forward to reading your stories. Why not like and keep your eye on…

Book Hug Press

Full details Book*hug Press is a Canadian independent literary publisher specializing in contemporary literary fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, literature in translation, and drama. Please note that we do not publish children’s literature, genre fiction, cookbooks, or self-help books.
We seek to acquire books that are bold, contemporary and innovative; work that feels necessary and urgent. We are especially interested in work that challenges and pushes at the boundaries of cultural expectations. We are deeply committed to building a more inclusive CanLit by publishing culturally diverse voices whose work has been historically underrepresented in the publishing landscape. We strongly support feminist writing.
When acquiring manuscripts we carefully consider questions such as: whose voices are missing and who are the storytellers that we need most right now? We aim to ensure ensure that our catalogue is reflective of an inclusive and multicultural Canada. We especial…

Male Faction

Full details We accept fiction submissions in any genre so long as they adhere to our Golden Rule:every submission must feature a crime, or be related to crime in some way. All those who submit, whether successful or unsuccessful, will receive a response. Currently we are NOT accepting previously published pieces. We DO accept simultaneous submissions: however, please notify us if your piece is accepted elsewhere. Please ensure all submissions are sent in .docx or .doc format. If you are submitting more than one piece, please attach each one as its own file. Submissions should be double spaced and printed in an easily legible size 12 font (e.g. Arial or Times New Roman). To submit, email your work to malefactionmag@gmail.com. At Malefaction Magazine we believe in paying people for their work. We plan to offer £20/€22 per short story; £15/€17 per flash fiction; and £10/€11 per poem. However, our ability to pay contributors and publish a physical copy of the magazine is dependent on the…

Eternal Haunted Summer

Full submissions What is Eternal Haunted Summer?EHS is an ezine dedicated to 1) original poetry and 2) short fiction about the Gods and Goddesses and heroes of the world’s many Pagan traditions. We feature 3) reviews of books, graphic novels, academic journals, magazines, movies, plays, and so forth which have a Pagan focus, or which otherwise might interest our Pagan readership. And 4) interviews with established and new Pagan authors, or authors of texts that interest a Pagan audience. And finally, 5) essays concerning the Gods, Goddesses, heroes, myths and folklore of the world.
What do we mean by “original?” The submission must not have been previously published in hardcopy, or on another ezine, or website, or blog. Since people often discuss their writing on email lists and messageboards, we do not consider that previous publication. That is, if your poem or story or review has only appeared on email lists or messageboards, we still consider it original.
What are the S…

The Squeaky Times

Full details Hi. You’re here because you’re a funny person who wants to write satirical nonsense on a website that even search engine bots avoid. You will earn $2.50 USD per article you sell us because money is hard to come by nowadays and we’re generous.
We want to harness the funniness within you and use it to create content. That’s capitalism, buster. Read on for guidelines and stuff.
GuidelinesSubmit satirical articles that are between 25 to 300 words in length (or however many words it takes to get the joke(s) across!)PLEASE read the site to first to get a feel for what we do here. We don’t write short stories or rants, we write faux news articles!Again, we don’t publish poetry or short stories. No, seriously. You’re a very good traditional fiction writer, but if you could please read the site a little bit first (even just a teeny, tiny bit), that’d be greatIt can be about any topic you like but it does – at the very least – need to be somewhat funnyNo gore, erotica, …

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Clare Songbirds Publishing

Full details Clare Songbirds Publishing House accepts manuscripts from poets and authors, both established and emerging.  Publication is dependant solely on the quality of work.


Please read and follow guidelines carefully.  Manuscripts that deviate from these guidelines will not be read or considered. 
Manuscripts are consideration on a rolling basis throughout the year from January 1- November 1.  Due to our lengthy queue please allow 4-6 months for a response.  Simultaneous submissions are not encouraged but will be accepted.  In the body of your email please indicate if your manuscript is a simultaneous submission.

Manuscripts are accepted electronically, by email only to submissions@claresongbirdspub.com.  We do not accept manuscripts via US Mail.



Submissions Format:

Enter the genre and your manuscript title as your subject line.  Enter your contact information, a brief bio and any publication acknowledgements in the body of the email.  Do not include any contact information or…

In Darkness Delight

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Full detailsSubmissions are now open for: Submission window: January 4, 2020 until midnight EST November 15, 2020. Please have patience as we gain experience with our new submissions process. Unexpected snafus may occur. Scroll down for information on how to submit your work for consideration. We highly recommend that you examine current Corpus Press publications prior to submitting. Inclusion policy: We welcome submissions regardless of author's publication history, status, race, creed, gender, sexual preferences, political views or any other identity factor. Work will be accepted according to our publishing needs. We respectfully request that submissions be made by individuals aged eighteen years or greater.
Submission Call: Volume 3 in the series! Submission window: January 4, 2020 until midnight EST November 15, 2020.
Guidelines & Submission Form (if you encounter difficulties uploading your document,  we recommend using the Google Chrome browser on a desktop/…

Southword Journal

Full details How to Submit
When does Southword accept submissions? POETRY: December 1st, 2020 ‒ February 28th, 2021
FICTION: January 1st ‒ March 31st, 2020
Yearly via Submittable
Does Southword accept previously published material?
No. We cannot consider anything that has been previously published or accepted for publication anywhere, in any form. Work that has appeared online is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
Does Southword pay money?
Yes. Payment is made on publication. For unsolicited work we will be paying €40 per poem and €250 per short story published in our new print editions. Payments to contributors outside Ireland can only be made through Paypal. All contributors also recieve a complimentary copy of the issue they appear in.
How do I submit?
We now use Submittable for you to send us your work. It will securely send our editors your work and e-mail you a confirmation that it has been received. If you do not already have a …

Theatre 503

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THEATRE503 SCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PROGRAMMING POLICY We support the work and development of debut and emerging writers along with the artists who bring their words to life. We want to discover stories in close conversation with our times, from voices we haven’t heard before, that makes us see the world anew.
SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS
We are interested in reading scripts from any writer who is yet to have a full-length play of more than 65 minutes produced professionally for 4 weeks or more in any theatre. We apply this criteria to all script submissions: Unsolicited, Playwriting Award, Rapid Write Response and the 503Five.
PROGRAMMING
The same criteria applies to programing productions at Theatre503, in particular our 4- week curated hires and in house shows. Ultimately our decision making comes down to the quality of the script and the story it is telling. We want to surprise, invigorate and entertain our audience, we celebrate bold theatricality, emotional connection and pl…