Submission Calls for Writers 6/25/2016



The Tishman Review

The Tishman Review is looking for fiction reader(s) and a marketing team member. If you think one of these roles is perfect for you or if you have any questions, please contact TTR at  We are dedicated to providing a fun and collaborative environment for all our staff and hope to add like-minded people to our ever-growing team.



Based on the idea that fiction is an international movement supported by local communities Joyland is a literary magazine that selects stories regionally. New content appears weekly and we go into print twice yearly with Retro.  Currently, all Joyland fiction editors are accepting submissions. Each editor works with authors with some connection to their area. It’s pretty loose: living in the respective city or region for any amount of time is qualification enough for submission. If you’re unsure, send to the region nearest you. Joyland only publishes short fiction, novel excerpts, and literary non-fiction. We do like works between 1200 and 10,000 words, but going slightly under or over that range is fine.


In Place: A Literary Nonfiction Book Series

In Place emerges from a desire to uncover more books about the complexity and richness of place.  This series will publish literary nonfiction in various forms—narrative nonfiction, memoir, essay collections, cultural mediation, and others—focusing on books firmly rooted in place.  Series editors (Jeremy Jones and Elena Passarello) are especially interested in places that are sometimes overlooked, in particular complex regions loaded with stories that seem somewhat voiceless in the current literary landscape.  Authors interested  in submitting proposals for consideration should contact WVU Press Editor at Large Heather Lundine at


Cider Press Review Editors Prize

Less than a week left to submit manuscripts for the 2016 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize book award for a first- or second book. Manuscripts accepted through June 30, 2016. The annual Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize offers a $1,000 prize, publication, and 25 author’s copies of an author’s first- or second book length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract. Initial print run is not less than 1,000 copies.


Engine Books Fiction Prize

We’re accepting submissions of novels and story collections to the new-and-improved Engine Books Fiction Prize. The winning manuscript will receive a $1,000 advance and be published by Engine Books. Two additional winners will be considered for publication by the editors.  The 2016 prize will be judged by Alix Ohlin. Deadline June 30, 2015. Submission fee is $30.


Black Lawrence Press

We seek innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go. We offer an open reading period through June 30, 2016. We accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German and the French), and creative nonfiction.


Sixth Finch

Please submit up to eight poems in one file. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but if work is accepted elsewhere, please add a note to your submission. We take pride in bringing your poems to a wide audience, and your work will become a part of our permanent archives, so please be sure to send us your best. Submissions for the Summer issue are open through July 1.



Qu is produced by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. Payment upon publication is $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem. Qu seeks fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts from new voices as well as established writers. Qu wants writing that is provocative and original and accepts submissions through August 31, 2016. There is no submission fee.


Blue Mesa Review Annual Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction Contests

Deadline: August 31, 2016.  Our summer 2016 contest promises to be the best yet! We are very excited to announce the judges: Poetry, Ocean Vuong;  Fiction,  Jensen Beach;  Nonfiction,  Debra Monroe.  First place winners receive a cash prize of $500 each and publication in Blue Mesa Review. Second place winners will also receive publication. Please submit up to 6,000 words of prose or a collection of 3 poems. Submission fee: $12.


Contrary Magazine

Online literary journal CONTRARY is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and commentary.  Deadline for Fall issue is September 1st. Payment: $20/story.  Fiction should be under 1500 words. Poetry should be up to three poems. Commentary: often anecdotal, poetic, or rhythmical in form.

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