Essay Press Open Book Contest Essay Press is currently reading for their 2016 open book contest which will be judged by Essay author Carla Harryman. They are especially interested in reading book-length manuscripts that challenge nonfictions limits as we know them. That means any type of nonfiction work (be it lyric essay or experimental auto-biographies) […]

Deadline approaching for TBL contest submissions There is only one more day to apply for TBL’s F(r)iction winter writing contest. The deadline is tomorrow, March 31, at midnight so if you have something prepared, now is a great time  to give it one more look over and send it in. Their categories consist of short […]

2016 Editor’s Reprint Award Sequestrum is a literature and art journal that publishes short prose and poetry. Every year, they offer a reprint award in which writers can submit work they have already had published. This particular award is only offered to prose (fiction or nonfiction). Length and subject of the work are up to […]

Palaver Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal. They are currently accepting submissions for their May journal, but they do accept submissions year round. Both creative and academic submissions are accepted and they do prefer works of prose to be limited to no more than 30 pages submitted at a time. You may only submit one […]

Santa Ana River Review The Santa Ana River Review (formerly known as Crate) is the official literary journal for the University of California Riverside’s MFA program in Creative Writing for the Performing Arts. They are looking for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, dramatic work and visual art for their spring 2016 issue. The deadline to submit is […]


February 12, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Don’t Talk to Me About Love  Don’t Talk to Me About Love is hosting a debut contest in which they are asking writers to write about what love means to them. In no more than 2,000 words of fiction or nonfiction or 75 lines of poetry (up to 3 poems total), write about romantic, platonic, parental […]

Portland Review Portland Review has opened up submissions during the month of Feb. for their spring 2016 issue. They are accepting works across the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art. They will also be holding a Spring 2016 short fiction contest in which the winner will receive $500. The selected story will be featured […]

AWP Conference and Submissions The Association of Writers and Writing Programs is currently accepting submissions in poetry, nonfiction and fiction. The winners in each category will receive $500 that may be placed towards the cost of attendance at any of their festivals, retreats or other activities. They’ll be hosting a Tweet chat on Feb 16 […]

riverSedge riverSedge is accepting submissions for their next publication until March 1. There is a $5 reading fee, but the winners in each of 3 categories (poetry, prose, and art) will receive a $300 prize. You are allowed multiple submissions in every genre and only work that is currently unpublished is eligible for entry. They […]

Fiction International Fiction International is accepting submissions to their upcoming issue until Feb. 15, 2016. The theme is taboo and works should have something to do with that theme. They are accepting fiction, non-fiction and indeterminate prose up to 5,500 words and also visuals. You can read some examples of past work that has been […]

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