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Voice Club

Full details Prizes: Grand Prize – $50 Amazon Gift Card plus permanent star page, and permanent publication of the story on the site First prize (Public Voting) – $25 Amazon Gift Card plus  permanent star page, and permanent publication of the story on the site Second prize (Public Voting) – permanent star page, permanent publication of the story on the site Third prize (Public Voting) – permanent star page, permanent publication of the story on the site All shortlisted stories are eligible for inclusion in our “Voice Club” Alexa Skill All shortlisted stories are eligible for inclusion in the Kindle books Guidelines for entering: You must be a Member to enter –    Sign Up Write a short story about the current prompt in 350 words or less  Write your story, then fill out the Entry Form above You may enter as many times as you like with  different stories , but each entry requires a separate e


Full details Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts,  seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want to see your best work, regardless of form, style, or subject matter. Past issues have included such writers as Dan Albergotti, Dorothy Allison, Ellen Bass, Richard Bausch, Katherine Boo, Maud Casey, May-lee Chai, Peter Ho Davies, Timothy Donnelly, Denise Duhamel, Tom Franklin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Joy Harjo, Lyn Hejinian, Bob Hicok, T.R. Hummer, Adam Johnson, Fady Joudah, Dorianne Laux, Dorothea Lasky, Dana Levin, Julia B. Levine, Lisa Lewis, Thomas Lynch, Khaled Mattawa, Joseph Millar, Ander Monson, Danielle Pafunda, Ron Rash, Hilda Raz, Maggie Smith, Maura Stanton, Michael Steinberg, Virgil Su├írez, Julie Marie Wade, William Wenthe, and many others. We read between May 15th and August 15th. Please note that we do not accept snail mail submissions. Ple

Green Bottle Press

Full details The submission window for publication in 2021 will be the month of April – submissions received after midnight on the 30th April will not be read. Green Bottle Press is looking for work by poets who write in English and who have not yet published a pamphlet or full collection, though we occasionally consider new work by more established poets. Please do not submit to Green Bottle Press if you have not already been published by several poetry journals. Think of those magazines as your first readers. We would like to know where some of your work has been seen as well as the poets and poetry publications you like reading. Do not tell us about all your other publishing triumphs involving flash fiction, memoir, novels, etc. unless it directly includes your poetry (for example, plays where your poetry is recited). Please write a short autobiography, no more than 100 words . Include your contact details: phone, address and email. Please submit no more than 1


Full details Granta is committed to championing new voices and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. We consider all submissions for both print and online publication. When we moved from a paper system to an electronic one, the number of submissions to Granta increased beyond control. We introduced a fee of £3/$4, equivalent to printing and postage, for prose submissions only. This helps us to pay our readers and our writers, and to ensure that all submissions are well-considered. We do not charge for poetry or art and photography submissions.  You can claim the costs of submission to Granta against any new subscription to the magazine. During every opening period, we offer 100 free submissions to authors on low incomes. If you are a low-income writer and would like to apply for free entry, please read our guidelines for low-income entry below. Please follow the instructions on the site if you wish to submit. We look forward to r


Full details Published four times per year,  Grain  Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Before submitting your work to Grain , we recommend you read a recent issue of the magazine. The latest issue of Grain  is available to order by clicking the current issue cover image on the right of this page. Please adhere to the following guidelines and do not submit more than twice in one submission period (third and subsequent submissions will neither be read nor returned). If you have work currently under consideration by Grain , please do not submit again until you have received a response to that submission.  Grain  has an eight-month submissions period which runs from September 15th to May 15th. Manuscripts received outside of this window will be automatically rejected. Types of Work We Consider Send typed, unpublished material on

The Gettysburg Review

Full details Published quarterly, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays, from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates). New submissions received from June 1 through August 31 are returned unread. We welcome submissions of full-color graphics year round. The main criterion for selection is quality, but the best way to determine what might be accepted by the Gettysburg Review is to read what has already been published. Sample copies of the most recent issue are available for $15 each print, $9.95 digital e-book; one-year subscriptions (4 issues) are $35 for print, $25 for digital. We strongly encourage all potential contributors to read several issues before submitting. While we charge a small fee for online submissions, we do (and will always) accept snail-mail submissions, free of charge, excluding postage. To submit online, follow the link below: Address all submissions to Mark Drew, Editor, The Gett

The Georgia Review

Full details he Georgia Review  accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via email. Submissions are free for those who mail them in and those who are current subscribers to The Georgia Review . Subscriptions and online submission fees ensure that we can maintain our pay rate for our writers. We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between May 15 and August 15. Submissions received during that period will be returned unread. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; we respond within eight months, given our average workload. Work previously published in any form will not be considered. Please let us know in your cover letter if your submission is simultaneously being considered elsewhere, and please  let us know immediately  if your work is accepted by another publication. Likewise, please notify us if any part of your submission is known to be included in a book already accepted by a publisher (including the anticipated date


Full details Geist  is a magazine of ideas and culture with a strong literary focus and a sense of humour. The  Geist  tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. Each issue represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, comics, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography and the legendary  Geist  crossword puzzle. Before submitting work, read several issues  of Geist , or dig deep into the archives at , to get a sense of the tone and nature of the work we publish. Some of our editorial biases derive from George Orwell’s essay “ Politics and the English Language .” Geist is always seeking short (800-1200 words) non-fiction, typically personal narrative, for the Notes & Dispatches section. Notes & Dispatches are brief and often humorous or lighthearted evocations of life (most often) set in the land north of America, written in plain language with strong verbs. They are usually first hand reports of app


Full details Foundry  publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer narratives. We are drawn to poems that feel as much as they think. We are committed to inclusivity and warmly welcome submissions from marginalized voices. We will not consider work with sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or ableist content. Submit 4-6 original, previously unpublished poems through Submittable. All poems should be included in a single .DOC/.DOCX or PDF file with one poem per page (eight pages maximum). Enter a cover letter with a brief third-person bio in the space provided by Submittable. We do not consider translations. Submissions are free. We occasionally offer the option of receiving an expedited response for a small contribution. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If a poem is accepted elsewhere, promptly let us know via Submittable. If you make a mistake in your cover letter or packet, leave a note in Submittable rather than wit

Fjords Review

Full details Where is Fjords? Fjords participates in Choice Magazine Listening , which provides free audio recordings to the visually impaired. Each edition is also included in the permanent collection of New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Periodicals and Journals Library ,   Southbank Centre's Poetry Library and Poet's House Special Collections Literary Journals . Fjords annual print editions are available in numerous bookstores and libraries in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Fjords is distributed by Publishers Distribution Group. Indexed in the Humanities International Complete Fjords' editions are available for research purposes in over 13,000 universities worldwide. If you'd like to see what kind of work we publish inside, please see our Womens Edition free download . Payment Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears. Consideration from all print and online contributors are given to nomin

Five Points

Full submissions Five Points welcomes unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, flash fiction and non-fiction, and literary non-fiction. We encourage you to send us your work. The best way to learn about what we are looking for is to order sample copies of the magazine through our website. GENERAL GUIDELINES:   Include a cover letter with your submission. Simultaneously submitted works are permitted. Prose pieces should be typed double-spaced on one side and be no longer than 7500 words total. Submit one prose work per submission. Submit up to three poems per poetry submission. Each poem should be no longer than fifty lines. Poems should be individually typed either single- or double-spaced on one side of the page. Please make sure your name appears on all of the pages of your manuscript. See Submittable for further guidelines. SPECIAL ISSUES:  Please check back for future calls for special issues. DEADLINES: Our reading periods for general submissions are: Se

The First Line

Full details We love that writers around the world are inspired by our first lines, and we know that not every story will be sent to us. However, we ask that you do not submit stories starting with our first lines to other journals (or post them online on public sites) until we've notified you as to our decision (usually three to four weeks after the deadline). When the entire premise of the publication revolves around one sentence, we don't want it to look as if we stole that sentence from another writer. If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line. Also, we understand that writers may add our first line

Eye to the Telescope

Full details Submission Guidelines SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Please submit 1–3 poems in English (in body of e-mail, or attached as .doc, .docx, or .rtf). Translations from other languages are acceptable with the permission of the original poet (unless public domain). Please send submissions to  with the subject line “ETTT sub:” followed by the poet’s name. Include a short bio. Deadline:  June 15.  The issue will appear on July 15, 2020. Payment and rights Accepted poems will be paid for at the following rate: US 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Payment is on publication. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association normally uses PayPal to pay poets, but can also send checks. Eye to the Telescope is an online publication. Therefore, First Electronic Rights (for original unpublished poems) are being sought. Who can submit? Anyone writing speculative poetry. What is S

Event Magazine

Full details Fiction: We look for compelling characters, plots that surprise us, narratives that move us, stories that have something new to say. Poetry: We love poems that are lyrical without being overwrought, and profound without being pretentious. We look for honesty of emotion, and images that arrest us. Non-Fiction:  The creative non-fiction we publish mainly comes through our annual  Non-Fiction Contest (October 15 deadline) due to limited page space. We look for real-life experiences told as riveting narratives with distinct voices. We publish essays that feel artful and true. Reviews: If you have opinions on books and know how to articulate them, we’d like to feature you as a reviewer! Read samples reviews on our blog for an idea of our style, and contact our Reviews Editor . Your best bet at getting your work published in EVENT? Reading some of our issues. Find the current issue at Chapters, libraries or local newsstands ;  subscriptions and single issues  

Electric Literature

Full details Welcome to Electric Literature's submissions hub!  We have a number of categories, including Essays, Novel Gazing, Recommended Reading , and The Commuter . Please scroll down for information and guidelines on the category you are interested in. Recommended Reading General Fiction Submissions — Open April 15 (12:00am) through April 22nd (11:59pm) Members of Electric Literature can submit year-round. Join today! Recommended Reading publishes fiction between 1,500 and 10,000 words. (For fiction shorter than 1,500 words, check for open submission periods to the Recommended Reading Commuter . Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Response time is three to six months. Upon acceptance, we can offer authors $300 for publishing rights. During general submissions periods, writers may submit one piece per opening period. (This does not apply to year-round submitting members. For more inform

Driftwood Press

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Dream Forge

Full details What Are We Looking For (When we are Looking)? By Tithi Luadthong Positive stories demonstrating the triumph of the human spirit and the power of hope and humane values in overcoming the most daunting challenges. We are interested in all SF and Fantasy genres, but no horror please. No to Pollyannish and Utopian simplicity. Yes to communities and teams working together to overcome dire challenges. Yes to marginalized and under-represented characters as protagonists. Yes to science and magic that solve problems, alleviate suffering, and boldly explore new possibilities. No to corrupt, dystopian governments or evil corporations. Tone down the violence, profanity, and sex. It’s only useful if the story demands it. Story Length Shorter is better! By iurii We need works 5,000 words and under. If you submit a story over 5,000 words, it has to be amazing to get very far in the review process. Overall, we will consider the following word counts: Flash

The Cresset

Full details What We Publish We publish essays, poetry, and reviews, not fiction. The Editor reviews all manuscripts, and sends a selection of them to members of an Advisory Board, consisting of faculty members at Valparaiso University. Our Writers Our writers are scattered across the country, and represent a number of professions, though college teachers are probably the largest group. We do accept unsolicited manuscripts. Generally speaking, these are not opinion pieces but expository, personal, or exploratory essays, though we will review interviews or selected other genres on occasion. Almost any subject is possible. We are highly selective about personal essays of faith experience and about homilies. Our review columns (film, popular culture, music, and so forth) are supplied by regular columnists. Download a PDF of our complete Writers Guidelines General Guidelines for Writers Our readership is educated, most w

Creative Writing Ink

Full details Our Creative Writing Ink competition is open to writers of any nationality or age. Free to enter. Closing Date: Last date of every month. We’re looking for poetry, up to 40 lines. Open theme. You just have to submit your poem to us to with “Creative Writing Ink Monthly Competition” in the subject line. Please paste your poem into the body of your email, no attachments. Entries should be in English. You can submit one entry every month. Please feel free to resubmit your work every month. We do not accept previously published material. We will select one winner per month. While we appreciate all entries, only the winning and shortlisted entrants will be contacted.  We will publish the winner’s details on our website and our Facebook page. Prize:  Publication on our website and an Amazon  voucher worth £10.  If you are under the age of 18, you must have the consent of a parent or guardian over 18 to enter the competiti


Full details ubmission to Cordite 97: PROPAGANDA , with poetry guest-edited by Mez Breeze and Simon Groth., closes 11.59pm Melbourne time Sunday 14 June 2020. *Submissions for Cordite Scholarly are always accepted The following conditions apply to all poetry submissions: 1. We will only read submissions sent during our official submission periods. 2. Cordite maintains a hybrid submissions policy. This means that the guest editor may invite five (5) Australian and five (5) overseas authors directly to submit to the issue. In addition, the guest-editor will anonymously select an additional 30-35 works from Australian authors and use their discretion to select further overseas works. For each issue, the guest editor does not know the identities of the online contributors (via Submittable) until after the final selections have been made. 3. Simultaneous submissions or previously published material will not be considered. This includes works published in print and web journal


Full details All submissions from writers and literary agents in the US should be directed by mail to the editorial office: Bradford Morrow, Editor Conjunctions 21 East 10th St., #3E New York, NY 10003 Simultaneous submissions will not be considered. In order to receive a response, you must enclose a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage for our reply and for return of your MS (if you request that).  Please also include your email address in your cover letter. Allow twelve weeks for our reply before querying. Do not send submissions by any delivery method that requires a signature, and be sure that your SASE is an appropriate size for return of your materials. Writers located outside the US may submit via email to with a clear indication of the country from which they are sending. Our biannual print/e-book issues are generally themed. We cannot predict when a given issue will close to new work, but we typically read into August for

The Christian Science Monitor

Full details Generally, The Christian Science Monitor (“Monitor”) accepts work from new writers "on spec." That means you give us the opportunity to read your story before we decide whether to accept it. Our agreeing to look at something on spec implies no financial or other obligation on our part, unless we decide to accept the story for publication. We try to render verdicts on stories quickly, but we are often inundated, and you should feel free to pester us for an answer on a perishable story. Please review the specific guidelines posted by the editor of the section to which you are pitching a story (for editor contacts and guidelines, see below on Targeting Your Written Work). And please be sure that you are able to accept the terms outlined below before you submit a story. When you file a story with the Monitor, it is assumed that the piece is your original work and that you will retain ownership of the copyright. However, we need you to license exclusiv

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Full details A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. It is a story that opens the heart and rekindles the spirit. It is a simple piece that touches our readers and helps them discover basic principles they can use in their own lives. These stories are personal and often filled with emotion and drama. They are filled with vivid images created by using the five senses. In some stories, the readers feel that they are actually in the scene with the people. Chicken Soup for the Soul stories are written in the first person and have a beginning, middle and an end. The stories often close with a punch, creating emotion, rather than simply talking about it. Chicken Soup for the Soul stories have heart, but also something extra—an element that makes us all feel more hopeful, more connected, more thankful, more passionate and better about life in general. A good story causes tears, laughter, goose b