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 You are allowed multiple submissions in every genre and only work that is currently unpublished is eligible for entry.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 […]

Writing Contests

January 21, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Martha’s Vineyard 2016 Writing Contest Submissions are being accepted for the Martha’s Vineyard 2016 Writing Contest between now and March 20. There will be 2 winners (one for poetry and one for fiction) and each will receive the full payment to attend a week of their choice at the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing […]

Porter Fleming Literary Competition Submissions for the Porter Fleming Literary Competition are open from now until Feb. 5, 2016. There are 4 categories in which you may enter work which are: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and one-act plays. Fiction and nonfiction should only be a maximum of 2,500 words. Poetry is limited to 3 poems per […]

Zócalo Public Square The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize  awards  U.S. poets whose work “evokes a connection to a place.” They are currently accepting submissions from now until Feb. 5, 2016. Eligible work must be previously unpublished and the author’s original work. The winner will be announced in March and the winning poet will receive […]

Palaver UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal hosted by their Graduate Liberal Arts program publishes bi-monthly in December and May. They are currently seeking submissions for their next issue, following the release of their most recent issue. Palaver seeks submissions that break the rules and don’t confine themselves to a single discipline. They publish both academic and […]

Funding Available!

December 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

The Savannah writing department is pleased to announce the availability of funds for writing students seeking to submit their best work to literary contests and residencies. How does it work? 1. Submit your best work to a reputable publisher, journal or magazine’s writing contest, grant or residency competition. 2. Pay the contest entry fee (which […]

Catfish Creek This is the last call for submissions to Catfish Creek, the undergraduate literary journal by Loras College. The last day to submit is Dec. 10. All submissions should be sent electronically to Catfish(dot)Creek(at)loras(dot)edu.  Please label your email with the genre of your work and the title. Straight genre writing will not be considered, but […]


November 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival The fiction contest for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is still open to submissions until Nov. 30. The entrance fee is $25 and the grand prize is $1,500, domestic airfare to the festival (up to $500), French-Quarter accommodations, a VIP All-Access pass to the next festival and a public […]

Belmont Story Review The Belmont Story Review is accepting submissions from now until Dec. 15 for their premiere issue and until April 1 for their 2nd issue. They are looking for fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from both new and established writers. They are also accepting narrative journalism in music, publishing, creativity and collaboration, as […]

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