Submission Calls for Writers 12/13/2016


Split Lip Press

Split Lip Press is now reading for their 2018 catalog. We are currently looking for short fiction collections, poetry collections, essay collections, experimental memoirs, hybrid works, novellas, novels. To get an idea of what we love, please check out our most recent offerings, as well as Split Lip Magazine. We publish one chapbook and 2-3 full-length books a year: competition is steep. We work closely with our authors on all elements of their book, from design to promotion. We are engaged in the literary community, and as writers ourselves, we know how important it is to have a book that you love that is supported by a press that loves you. Simultaneous submissions are obviously welcome–just let us know if another publisher snags you first. Thank you for considering Split Lip Press as the home for your book.


Southeast Review

The Southeast Review is currently accepting poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and book review submissions. We seek quality writing from a range of traditions and styles, with an emphasis on work that pushes boundaries and uses its craft to evoke emotion while making the strange seem familiar and the familiar, strange. Simultaneous submissions are welcome.


Broken Tooth Press and Hollow literary journal

BTP is a Boston-based publishing house. We are a rag-tag team of friends who believe that literature and art need more space to breathe. Founded as a series of readings in the summer of 2014 under the name Tree House Poetry, BTP has humble beginnings. Back then we focused on bringing you poetry that made you feel at home. Home is often a challenging or upsetting place. Home can also be familiar, a comfort, a place to walk around nude. We work to create a home in the pages of Hollow for everyone. Hollow is published quarterly. Now accepting submissions on a rolling basis. All accepted submissions will be published in both e-book and print.


Glass: A Journal of Poetry Seeks Poems, Reviews, and Interviews

Glass: A Journal of Poetry is open for submissions of poems, reviews, and interviews. Glass does not charge reading fees and usually responds within two months. (You can get an expedited, 3 day response by ordering/pre-ordering a title from the Glass Chapbook Series, though). Recent and forthcoming contributors include Shara McCallum, Khaty Xiong, Katie Manning, Anna Meister, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Amorak Huey, Jose Angel Araguz, and many more. We also nominate for all major awards. Glass accepts submissions from all writers but we are always especially interested in considering work from under represented voices.


Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move.



A prize of $1,000 and twenty-five author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The chapbook will also be published by Arcadia and distributed to our subscribers as the winter issue. Submit a manuscript of 15 to 40 pages with a $20.00 entry fee by December 15, 2016 (extended deadline). All poems, stories, and essays submitted will be considered for publication in Arcadia.


Crab Orchard Review (Weather Reports: All About the Weather)

Until December 21, 2016, we will be open to non-contest submissions on this special issue topic. Work submitted should fit the topic of “Weather Reports: All About the Weather.” We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, history, popular culture, art, and our own lives.  All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English. Please limit submissions to one longer fiction or literary nonfiction piece (six pages or more) or two shorter prose pieces; poets should limit submissions to six poems and no more than ten pages of work overall. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. This will be the final time for submissions to a print edition of CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.


museum of americana

the museum of americana will accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography through December 31st.  We seek work that showcases and/or repurposes historical American culture. This is, of course, an enormous and diverse tub of spare parts, and we want to see if you can turn them into a hot rod for us. Give us fiction that dramatizes weird old folk songs or steals their characters. We want medicine shows and riverboats, Doo-Wop and Duke Snider. We want aspects of Americana we may not have even heard of yet.


8-West Press

We aim to devote space to the voices of a diverse selection of writers in the work we feature, particularly people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, and women. We are a poetry press seeking both general submissions for our poem of the day/ poem of the week to be published online, as well as themed submissions for our print Issue #1. Poetry Submissions for Issue 1 close on January 15, 2017. We accept poetry that employs any aesthetic or form.


Bottom Dog Press: New Anthology on Diversity in the South

The Unbroken Circle: Diversity Stories of the South will be edited by Larry Smith and Julia Watts. From the mountains and hollows of Appalachia to the skyscrapers of Atlanta to the red dirt of the Deep South, Southerners are as diverse as the terrain of the region they call home. Bottom Dog Press is seeking fiction and creative nonfiction for the forthcoming anthology The Unbroken Circle: Diversity Stories of the South. Send us your stories depicting pieces from the quilt of diversity that makes up the South: work that explores ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and religion/spirituality throughout the region. Length: 1,000 – 3,000 words. Deadline Extended: January. 31, 2017. Payment: 2 copies, $25 and 40% discount on the book. Submit e-mail as a Word attachment to or


Salem College International Literary Awards

Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award for a short story up to 5000 words (Judge: Jacinda Townsend); Rita Dove Poetry Award for 1 poem (please send 3 poems/submission) (Judge: Blas Falconer); Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award for a work of creative nonfiction, including lyric essay, memoir, & literary journalism, up to 5000 words (Judge: Elissa Washuta). The winner in each genre will receive $1000. An honorable mention in each genre (judge’s discretion) will receive $150. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Author’s name and address must appear on a cover page only. If your name appears on your submission, it will be immediately disqualified. Submit: a cover page with your name, address, telephone, email, genre, word count (for prose), and the title(s) of the work(s), and $15 contest fee. You may enter the contest as often as you’d like, in as many categories as you’d like. Each submission requires the $15 contest fee and should be submitted as a separate entry. In other words, do not send two or more entries in one envelope or as one document. Submissions close January 15, 2016, via snail mail & 31 January 2016 via Submittable.


Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize

The winner of Furious Flower’s Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize will receive $2,000, and an honorable mention will receive $1,000. The poets will be featured during their public reading at James Madison University on April 17, 2017. (Accommodations and a $500 honorarium will also be provided.) The prize is open to poets who have published no more than one collection of poetry (excluding self-published collections and chapbooks). Submissions should include a group of 3–5 unpublished poems, not to exceed 6 pages. To facilitate blind judging, manuscripts must not include the poet’s name or other identifying or contact information anywhere on the manuscript. Simultaneous submissions will NOT be accepted. All submissions must be made electronically by February 16, 2017. Please note that only PDFs will be accepted. By submitting an application, poets agree to read at the Brooks Centennial Celebration on April 17, 2017. If the winner or honorable mention is unable to attend, s/he will forfeit the prize and another poet will be named. Non-refundable submission fee: $20.

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