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The TSR Short Fiction Priize

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Nine Arches Press

Full detailsGUIDELINES FOR FULL COLLECTION SUBMISSIONS
Before you consider sending us your poetry collection manuscripts, we strongly advise you take note of the following three steps, and read the guidelines that follow below.

1. Familiarise yourself - we recommend you order a copy of our flagship magazine, Under the Radar or a copy of some of our recent poetry collections to give you a flavour of some of the poetry we have published recently. The magazine and poetry collections are good barometers of our tastes as publishers, and the kind of work we're likely to consider (we're not asking that you fit into a pigeon-hole as a poet, but rather that you feel confident that we're on a not-too-distant wavelength!). As an independent publisher, we do also rely on loyal readers who buy our books and help us keep going - every bit of support counts and helps us to keep publishing new and exciting poetry. So, please do consider buying our books or ordering a copy of th…

New Ohio Review

Full details Guidelines: We accept literary submissions in any genre. We do not reprint previously published work, book reviews, or unsolicited translations. Our reading periods are September 15th to December 15th, and January 15th to April 15th, but we will consider work year-round from subscribers. We recommend considering the page-count of your work before submitting. Since NOR is a relatively thin volume, a prose piece of more than 20 pages will have to work hard to find a place. New Ohio Review’s contributors receive a payment of $10/page for prose, in addition to two copies of the issue and a one-year subscription. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know in your cover letter and inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please submit only once per reading period in each genre unless we request more work. For submission withdrawals, please update us through Submittable. Format: Poems should be individually typed, either …

New Myths

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Full detailsA quarterly ezineby a community of writers, poets and artists.
Edited by Scott T. Barnes, Marta Tanrikulu, and Susan Shell Winston
Book reviews:  Candyce Byrne
Our Submission period is from January 1 through February 28 and from June 1 through July 31 of every year. Submissions of stories and poems arriving outside of our open submission period will not be read.




Submission Guidelines:
New Myths will no longer consider submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry outside of specific reading periods. These periods run from June 1-July 31 and from January 1-February 28. Artwork, requests for book reviews, and other correspondence can still be submitted at any time.
No Multiple Fiction Submissions Please do not send more than one fiction submission at a time. Wait until you receive an answer before sending a second story. No more than three fiction submissions total from any one author will be considered during a given reading period. 
Poetry is different. See below. Contact in…

Mothers Always Write

Full details Published bi-monthly online, our mission is twofold: 1) to offer parents beautiful and insightful reading that will elevate and deepen the parenting experience, and 2) to offer mother/father readers and writers a place to congregate during the sometimes isolating years (both early and late) of parenthood.
We publish literary essays and poetry that are intended to honor parenting as one of life’s greatest callings. MAW reads the way motherhood is, not as someone is telling you it should be. Our pieces fall into three categories: (1) Early Years: mothering the younger years (from birth to age 12), (2) Middle Years: mothering the middle school and teenage years, and (3) Adult Children: mothers facing the empty nest.
Please send your submissions through Submittable only. Please also tell us in your cover letter where you heard of us and include your Twitter handle and a 2-4 sentence 3rd person bio. Please also include a one-sentence “grabber” telling us what your pie…

Moss

Full detailsMoss accepts submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions are limited to residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, or those with a substantial connection to the region.

Moss pays $125 for accepted fiction and nonfiction, and $35 per accepted poem. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Though we will consider pieces of any length, we prefer that prose submissions be at least 1,800 words; shorter pieces may be paid at a reduced rate.

From July 1 through October 1, please send your submissions, attached as a Word document, to moss.nonfiction [at] gmail.com; moss.fiction [at] gmail.com; or moss.poetry [at] gmail.com. We seek to respond to all submissions by March 1. Accepted pieces will be published in Moss’s annual print edition, released each June, and also made avai…

Liquid Imagination

Full details All stories and poems must be submitted using Submittable (click on the appropriate link at the bottom of this page).
We no longer accept reprints for stories or poems.

Give us INTENSITY with high EMOTION in your writing and bring AWE to readers.
Give us something unexpected and well written.  Technique, voice, characterization, and language will all play a part in our decision to publish.  Amaze us with your writing, use of language, sense of story, and memorable characters.  Give us a story readers will not be able to forget and will eagerly recommend to others.
If you want us to take your work seriously, please edit and proofread carefully prior to submission.  Manuscripts with significant typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors—where we feel compelled to grab a red pen after reading the first couple of pages—will likely be declined without being read further.
Our editorial policies respect the artistic license of our authors.  However, there are …

The Letters Page

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Full details We are currently reading submissions for publication in the ongoing email-only Volume 5.  We publish stories, essays, poems, memoir, reportage, criticism, recipes, travelogue, and any hybrid forms your fevered minds can conjure up: we only ask that your submissions come in the form of a handwritten letter, delivered in the post.
Published contributors will receive a gift subscription to one of our favourite small presses or literary journals.
Send your letters to: The Letters Page, School of English, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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The Lascaux Review

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Full detailsThe Lascaux Review accepts fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction of literary quality. Book excerpts are welcome.
Writing of literary quality venerates the language and speaks to the human condition. We make no effort to define these terms—we know it when we see it. The definition doesn’t exclude genre fiction: a story about love between two shape-shifting police detectives can take place on Titan as long as it venerates the language and speaks to the human condition.
Poetry should be formatted conventionally, without “sculptural” elements that can’t be detected by an audience during a public reading. We understand there is call for experiments in form and content, but they’re not for us.
Creative nonfiction may include memoirs, chronicles, personal essays, humorous perspectives, literary journalism—anything the author has witnessed, experienced, learned, or discovered. Creative nonfiction should be written in a nonacademic style.
Submit as many as five poe…

Iowa Review

Full details The Iowa Review looks for the best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction being written today and is often pleased to introduce new writers.

Non-contest manuscripts are welcome during the fall semester only: September, October, and November. Unsolicited work that arrives at any other time will not be read. (We also sponsor The Iowa Review Awards, an annual contest for which entries are accepted January 1 through 31.)
During the fall-semester open submission reading period, we accept online submissions via Submittable and paper submissions at the following address:
[Fiction, Poetry, or Nonfiction] Editor
The Iowa Review
308 EPB
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
There is a $4 fee to submit online.* We do not consider e-mail submissions.
Paper submissions without a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be considered. Please do not mix genres in a single envelope.
Work must be previously unpublished in print or online, and, if accepted, must not be published anywhere els…

Indiana Review

Full details General SUBMISSION GUIDELINES We do not accept hard copy or unsolicited email submissions. All submissions must be made through our online manager, which is accessible by hitting the "submit entry" button below. You will be redirected to the Submissions Manager to complete your entry aftermakingthe PayPal payment. If you are not automatically redirected, please contact inreview@indiana.edu and we will ensure you are able to complete your submission.
Please be sure to select the appropriate genre designation in your submission. If a submission is made without a genre designation, the submission will not be read.
Cover letters are optional and may be included in the "comments" section of the submission form.
INDIANA REVIEW PUBLISHING DETAILSIndiana Review is published biannually in May and December. Our response time is usually 1 – 4 months, but may at times be longer, especially if the work is under serious consideration. IR accepts l…

The Interpreters House

Full details We believe that a poem should brim with purpose, and rather than mark itself out as Poetry, forge its own identity – compelling and demanding more of us. We believe that the form should carry meaning, and vice versa. The editorial team welcomes dare and rigour, work that destabilises cultural or stylistic classification and boundaries.  Please read the following with care: We are always on the look out for new reviewers, as well as interview and other non-fiction proposals which are published on a rolling basis. Please email us your idea / interest and include a short bio or a sample of previous work. For poetry and fiction please observe the following submission windows: February June October Please send up to 5 poems, or 2 stories (combined, they should total no more than 3000 words) in a word doc. and a 12pt. standard font. If you are concerned about formatting, please attach a PDF in addition. Please mark fiction submissions as such in the title of your email. We woul…

Hunger Mountain

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Full details Submission Guidelines Issue #25 will be open for submissions from May 1st to October 15th.
Our Contests are open from November 1st to March 1st.
Issue #25—Art Saves
Art can save a life, a relationship, a nation, a Sunday afternoon, one’s sanity—& art can save a space: for joy, for understanding, for all that is within us & beyond us.
We believe art matters now more than ever—or, rather, as much as it ever has. Help us prove it.
Send us your manifestos & rhetoric, your stories & poems, your essays & forays into justifying art as an answer to—& escape from?—these trying times: pandemics, forest fires, catastrophe, white-supremacy, murder, burning buildings as the only way to be heard, fascism.
Guest Editors to be announced.
Hello! If you’re reading this before submitting to Hunger Mountain, welcome (& good for you, friend)!
These are guidelines for what we seek to include in our magazine in order to support our mission, which is to exalt …

Hanging Loose Press

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Submission Guidelines It doesn’t sound flippant, we hope, if we say that the most meaningful guide is the magazine itself. We’ve published it continually since 1966 so, to some extent, past is prologue. While we hope we will always be open to new ideas, it seems unlikely that we will develop an interest in formula romance or sing-song verse. Sample copies may be ordered directly from us ($14.00 including postage) and are also available at many bookstores and libraries. Writers who send work to publications they’ve never seen are usually wasting time, money and effort, theirs and ours.
Magazine Submissions As a rule, send up to six poems or one story at a time. We rarely publish non-fiction, but there are exceptions. We do not publish reviews. Manuscripts must be legible and be sure that includes your name and address. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope of adequate size or we cannot reply. If you don’t want your work returned, please make that clear. Cov…

Haiku Journal

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Full details Submissions are now OPEN.(The link is at the very bottom of this page,
but please don’t skip all the important stuff!) Notes of interest:
We post the poems we accept online for the world to see. If you post, you are giving permission to print it. This is also clearly in our guidelines.
When you submit, the process of posting your work to our current online issue is automated. Once it is approved by one of our editors, it magically (and instantly) appears in the current issue online exactly as you typed it. We do not typically edit submission. We tend to accept a poem as it is, or we do not.
You cannot withdraw your poem after it is accepted because once it is accepted, it is already printed online in an issue. You can only withdraw prior to acceptance by returning to the submission manager and clicking “withdraw.”
Your haiku should not have a title. We do print the name of the poet with each poem. Please do not try to title your submissions. We want every poem…

Gulf Coast Mag

Full details Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who publish in our journal. This support takes many forms, including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to the widest possible audience, and providing competitive honorariums for that work. We believe this financial support is vital to maintaining a vibrant literary culture. To this end, Gulf Coast has instituted a small reading fee ($2.50) for regular submissions, 100% of which will go toward increasing the honorariums for the authors whose work we publish in the journal and on the website. Gulf Coast is now able to pay $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We thank you for your support of the authors who make Gulf Coast possible.
Gulf Coast reads general submissions, submitted through the online submissions manager, from September 1 through March 1.
We do not accept general submissions via e-mail or post. Please visit our contest page for contest submission guidelines.
If you are alr…

New Voices Award

Full details The New Voices Award is given annually by children's book publisher Lee & Low Books for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer.
Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color and Native nations to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Past New Voices Award submissions we have published include The Blue Roses, winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, a Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist selection; and It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor.
2019 Winner and HonorAlana Tyson of Alexandria, Virginia, is the winner of the company’s twentieth annual New Voices Award. Her picture book manuscript, The Longest Swim, is the biography of William Goines and his journey to becoming the first African American Navy SEAL. Belen Medina Cabot

The Hysteria Writing Competiton

Full details he Hysteria Writing Competition originally supported the work of my social enterprise, the Hysterectomy Association. The Hysterectomy Association closed after 22 years in 2019 and all content was moved to my blog.
The purpose of the competition is to showcase entries that appeal to all my visitors; I accept entries in any genre except erotica or horror.
In light of the coronavirus crisis there is no charge to enter this competition and and entries can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, rtf or txt format. No other file formats will be accepted and entries made using them will be disqualified.
Please make sure you read the guidelines and the rules before submitting your entry.
There is a £25 prize for the winners of each category. Nine additional entries will be included in the Hysteria 7 anthology to be published in November 2020.
Categories are:
Short story – maximum 600 wordsFlash fiction – maximum 100 wordsPoetry – maximum 12 linesUnder 16’s – any genre above The w…

Hauntes Waters Press

Full details Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. We are an independent publisher located in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia along the banks of the Shenandoah River. We publish works from new, emerging, and established writers. We are interested in stories that entertain us, stories that captivate us, but most of all, stories that haunt us. We look forward to reading your work!

Susan Warren Utley
Savannah Renée Spidalieri
Editors, Haunted Waters Press

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

What we are looking for…
Our goal is to bring to our readers engaging literature in the forms of poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and novellas. We welcome both the profound and the quirky. We are open to most styles and genres of fiction and enjoy all forms of poetry. While some selections are made available in electronic formats and traditional print, others will be offered as handbound originals and paper ephemera as we strive to celebrate the art of the book and let…

Gemini Flash Fiction

Full details THE TWELFTH ANNUAL


FLASH FICTION CONTEST_______________________________________________________
FIRST PRIZE: $1,000_______________________________________________________
Second Prize: $100
Four Honorable Mentions: $25 each
Entry fee: $6
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Maximum length: 1,000 words
All Six Finalists Will Be Published Online in the
October 2020 Issue of Gemini
WE ARE OPEN TO ANY SUBJECT, STYLE OR GENRE

Entries must be unpublished, but stories displayed on
personal blogs are eligible.

ALL ENTRIES ARE READ BLIND SO
EVERYONE GETS AN EQUAL CHANCE
TO ENTER BY EMAIL:
1. Click "Donate" and pay entry fee.                 
$6 each. Enter as many stories as you                    
wish. Combine multiple entry fees into one payment.   

(You should receive a transaction/receipt number via email.)

2. Paste transaction/receipt number into an email.

3. Paste entries into email or attach as a standard file with
NO identifying information in the file and send to:
flashcomp@gemini-magazine.com
D…

Gabo Prize for Translation

Full detailsLunch Ticket is honored to host The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multilingual Texts. The Gabo Prize is funded by writers, translators, and Antioch University Los Angeles MFA Alumni Allie Marini and Jennifer McCharen, who launched the prize to support the work of peer translators.
Literary translation is crucial to writers of all cultures. Without a translator, Cervantes’s Don Quixote would never have been read by William Faulkner. Faulkner’s work, in turn, was translated into Spanish and influenced the work of Gabriel García Márquez, whose work has been translated into over a hundred languages, influencing authors far and wide. For that reason, we have named this prize to honor “Gabo”—Gabriel García Márquez—who told us:
“Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men…