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The Bedford Competition

  Full details  The Bedford Competition has been open for entries for some weeks now and we would like to thank everybody who has sent us a story or poem so far. There is still plenty of time to send in your entry but with much needed holidays being taken it is all too easy to let time slip by.   As a reminder the competitions will be open to receive entries in the poetry and short story competitions until 31st October 2022. The prizes for both competitions will be: First place - £1,000 Second place - £200 Third place - £100 The entry fees remain the same as last year at, £7.50 for one story or poem or £15 if three are submitted on the same entry form. These fees are reduced to £5 and £10 respective for entries from full-time students. Please ensure that you have read the rules and good luck. Below is a link to an advert which we would be glad if you could display for the benefit of potential entrants in you area. Many thanks. The Bedford Competition Advert Administrator T


  Full details  Editorial Philosophy VQR strives to publish the best writing we can find. While we have a long history of publishing accomplished and award-winning authors, we also seek and support emerging writers. A look at one of our latest issues will show you the diversity of voices we publish. Genres Poetry: All types and length. Short Fiction: Length is from 3,500–8,000 words. We are generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy). Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. We publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. We publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self. General Guidelines We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit previously published material, including work published in anthologies, chapbooks, or online. We only accept submissions onlin

The Arkansas International

  Full details  General Submissions We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited general submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between January 20 and April 20. In the fall, we accept submissions for our themed issue between August 20 and November 20. While we are no longer open to free submissions, we are happy to offer waivers to those identifying as BIPOC or in need of financial assistance. For more information on how to apply, please email Prose submissions should be no more than 8,000 words, poem packets no more than five poems, and we ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission. If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one submission. Since the nu


 Full details  Submission guidelines All submissions should be previously unpublished. We welcome all forms of non-fiction: personal essay, memoir, reportage, travel writing, auto-fiction, and the writing that falls in between. Our guideline word count for work is 2,000–4,000 words. Submissions should be in one .doc or .docx attachment and double-spaced. We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us should your work be accepted elsewhere. We offer contributors a flat fee of ‎‎€300, which we pay prior to publication; contributors also receive a copy of the issue in which their work is featured. We only accept submissions through our website.  We publish work by Irish and international writers. For practical and economic reasons, we discourage the use of images unless integral to a piece of writing. We encourage submissions from writers who are underrepresented in the arts, due to their socio-economic background, ethn


 Full details  MetaStellar is always open to submissions Our editorial team would be happy to hear from you. Below is an overview for paid and unpaid submissions. Paid Submissions MetaStellar Magazine has two cycles for paid submissions each year, where we pay 8 cents a word for flash fiction. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for submissions outside these two cycles. To keep up with our paid submissions windows, you can subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter .  If you are interested in submitting, please see our fiction submission page . Year-round Submissions MetaStellar editors welcome unpaid submissions and pitches all year round — in the form of reviews, essays, excerpts, and reprints — and typically respond in a week. If your piece is accepted for publication, we will send you a contract giving us non-exclusive rights to edit and publish it, edits subject to your approval.  Please review our guidelines and submit your work at the below links:

Radon Journal

  Full details  Submission Guidelines Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction. ​ We publish every January, May, and September.   Submissions are accepted year-round. Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Reprints accepted assuming artist has the rights. ​ Please click below to submit your work:       Label your submission file "LastName_Title" Poets may label their file "LastName_5 Poems" Please attach a single-page cover letter to your submission. We kindly request a third person bio that is 100-words or shorter. Author rights:   For non-reprints, Radon asks for first English digital rights and for non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights. SUBMIT Prose We accept flash fiction and short story submissions up to 3,000 words. Radon pays a semi-professional rate of 1¢ per word for original work and .5¢ per word for reprints. ​ For quick

Shrapnel Magazine

  Full details  Shrapnel publishes experimental writing from emerging writers in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, and poetry. We also converse with the Canadian literary community through book reviews, interviews, and columns. We are also keen to publish graphic narratives and comics, as well as transgenre work that is not easily categorized. Please note that Shrapnel is not currently publishing stories centred around trauma or grief. Please read the submission guidelines for each genre carefully and submit your very best work. We will not respond to submissions that do not follow our guidelines. All fiction, CNF, and essay publications are paid $25 ; original artwork for stories, hybrid works, and comics are paid $20 ; and poetry, book reviews, interviews, and columns are paid $15 . We’re eager to raise the pay as soon as possible depending on what funding we can secure. We’re paying extra for your voice! On top of our rates for written work, we’ll chuck in an add

Savant Garde

 Full details  Please note that our submissions are currently closed. Our next submission period will be announced after Issue 7: Summer 2022 will be published. The  fiction or poetry submission guidelines are below. ​ Our submission periods are as follows: ​ Winter Issue Submissions open: TBA Issue release: January ​ Summer Issue Submissions open: TBA Issue release: July ​ Check our Twitter page (@SavantGardeMag) for updates about Issue submissions, such as early closing or extension of the submission periods. ​ We kindly ask for writers whose work we have previously published to wait until one (1) issue has been published in between the one their work was featured in before submitting to us again––but please do submit again once this time has passed! This means if you were published in Issue 4, you are welcome to submit again for Issue 6.  ​ Please read our guidelines before submitting to us. ​ What We're Looking For: ​ Whether

Tramp Press

 Full details  We’re always on the hunt for brilliant new writers. Dear Writers, We’re always looking for exceptional new works of fiction and narrative non-fiction. If you’re an exceptional writer, we’re looking for you. If you’re a person of colour, we’re particularly looking for you. If you identify as being a member of a group that has been under-represented in literature, we’re looking for you. In fact, all you need to be published by Tramp Press is 1) be an exceptional writer! And 2) follow the submission guidelines. Then email us at (please don’t send to any other address as we can’t guarantee it’ll be logged and read). We have an open submissions policy, which means you can submit whenever you like – you don’t have to email us first to ask, just fire away as per the instructions below. You don’t have to be Irish – in fact you don’t have to be anything at all, except great at writing. Now for the bad news: unfortunately it’s very like

Ghost Orchid Press

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Kitchen Press

 Full details  Contact Us Submissions We accept proposals for cookbooks from restaurants and chefs. Please do not send a manuscript in the first instance, but get in touch through the contact form below with an outline and some background information about yourself and your business. We will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know if we’d like to read the manuscript or pursue the proposal further. See site for form.

Snarl Journal

  Full details  Snarl is currently open to unsolicited submissions. We accept electronic submissions through Submittable . We also accept postal submissions from incarcerated writers and those otherwise unable to submit electronically. To mail us your submission, please address it to: Chloe Seim PO Box 442634 Lawrence, KS 66049 We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and other work from creators of marginalized identities. If you are unsure if you meet these requirements, check out our FAQ page. For our pay rates, please see the bottom of this page. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please let us know as soon as your work is accepted elsewhere. We aim to respond to all submissions within five months. Please find specific guidelines for each genre below. Fiction and Nonfiction: Please send us one previously unpublished short story, novel excerpt, or literary essay of no more than 8, 000 words . Though we have no restrictions on styl

Head Shot Press

 Full details  We are actively looking for crime novels that are predominantly neo-noir or hard-boiled. We’re unlikely to consider murder mysteries, cosy, or those where crimes are solved by cats (unless your name is John Travis ). In the first instance, send an enquiry email with a brief synopsis, the first three chapters as a Word or RTF or PDF attachment, and some bio information to the following address: Please mark your email header as follows: SUBMISSION / YOUR NAME / NOVEL TITLE We don’t ask for much. If you can’t do the above, then we will probably delete your email unread. And don’t stress over the synopsis. We don’t want the whole story. A paragraph will suffice. If we like your work we’ll make an offer. We will never ask you to contribute towards publishing your work. Head Shot Press predominantly focusses on e-books with some print copies. Those print copies – as with every publisher under the sun (and a few under the

The Oxford Poetry Prize

  Full details  Oxford Poetry is pleased to present the inaugural Oxford Poetry Prize, awarded for a single poem in the English language. This year’s guest judge is Emily Berry. The winner of the prize receives £700, the runner-up £200, and the third-place winner £100. All of the winning poets will be offered publication in Oxford Poetry . The competition closes at midnight gmt on Wednesday, 31 August 2022. Emily Berry is the author of the poetry books Unexhausted Time (2022), Stranger, Baby (2017) and Dear Boy (2013), published by Faber. Her lyric essay ‘The Secret Country of Her Mind’ appears in the limited edition artist's book Many Nights (2021) by Jacqui Kenny. how to submit 1 Entries should consist of one poem per uploaded file. The only acceptable file format is pdf . 2 Entries are accepted through Submittable only. 3 Entrants have the option of submitting more

Women's Fiction Competition 2022 - Flash Fiction

 Full details  Your story Our competition is for unpublished complete short fiction of up to 300 words.  Prizes The winner will receive £500. Three additional finalists will each receive £50. The winning entry and three finalists will be published in the December 2022 edition of Mslexia . The winning entry, three finalists and eight additional shortlisted stories will also appear in Mslexia’s ebook anthology, Best Women’s Short Fiction 2022 , which will be published in December 2022. Deadline The deadline for all entries is 23.59GMT, 19 September 2022. Results Entrants will be notified of the outcome of their entry in November 2022. The winning entry and three finalists will be published in the December 2022 edition of Mslexia . How to Enter Add the entry fee to your basket and proceed through the checkout (you will be asked to set up, or sign in to your Mslexia account during the process). Once the order is completed you'll be ta

Women's Fiction Competition 2022 - Short Story

 Full details    1st Prize: £3,000   Deadline: 19 September 2022   Judge: Diana Evans Entry £12.00 Description

Dead of Winter Horror Fiction Writing Contest

 Full Details  Dead of Winter Horror Fiction Writing Contest The 2022 contest opens October 1. Read the General Contest Rules first. Dead of Winter is open October 1 – December 21 annually. Click here and search the “Dead of Winter” tag if you can’t find the current announcement for the word count parameters and theme. The 2022 announcement will be posted October 1 on TC’s front page. Stories MUST be based on the theme(s) provided. Stories MUST be set in winter Stories MUST fall in the horror genre * . The word count range varies each year Any horror subgenre is welcome. Note that the judges prefer gothic, dark fantasy, erotic horror (PG-13 max), noir, psychological horror, quiet/soft horror, and suspense horror. The judges tend not to like sci-fi horror, extreme/splatter horror, Lovecraftian, etc. but, as always, the quality and creativeness of the writing come first. See previous placed Dead of Winter entries to get an idea of what the judges enjoy reading. Be wary o

Booksie Short Story Contest

Full Details   $500 grand prize winner. Enter your short story for exposure, fans, and a chance to win, We're excited to announce the Booksie 2022 Short Story Competition. We're looking for most interesting, original stories that will make us laugh, cry and see the world in a slightly different way. The winner will receive the Booksie Short Story Award, which comes with a hefty cash prize, a gold trophy badge, and one week of free Boosts. We also have awards for the runner-ups.   All Genres and Themes The contest is open to all genres and themes. You can enter a previously posted story on Booksie or post a new one and enter it.  Prizes Grand prize winner $500 cash award Gold winner badge A free week of Promote for any published content of the winner's choice (Promote features the content in front of Booksie’s millions of monthl