Submission Calls for Writers 1/17/2017


Here are 11 opportunities for writers to get their work out into world.  Good luck submitting in the new year!

Harvard Advocate

The Harvard Advocate accepts submissions of poems, fiction, essays, and art of any form or length created by members of the Harvard community, as well as outside contributors at our discretion. All submissions are considered anonymously. All submissions should be original work that has not been previously published.


Concho River Review

CRR is published biannually. We welcome submissions of high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry year-round. CRR welcomes fiction on all subjects, although we tend to publish traditional stories with a strong sense of conflict, finely drawn characters, and crisp dialogue. Length of manuscripts should be 1,500–5,000 words. CRR welcomes submissions of creatively told personal narratives and innovative approaches to the essay form. We also consider thoughtful, researched articles; especially those that explore areas that are part of our southwestern landscape and heritage. We reveiw manuscripts of all lengths, up to 6,000 words. CRR welcomes original poetry submissions from all poets, established or emerging. Length and form are open, but shorter poems (one page or less) are preferred. Please send three to five poems at a time.


Lime Hawk

Lime Hawk, a quarterly independent online journal of culture, environment, and sustainability, seeks new, unpublished submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its first issue of 2017. Read past issues at then send us your fresh new work! No deadline to submit. No reading fees.


Porkbelly Press Seeks Chapbooks

Porkbelly Press is an independent press based in Cincinnati. We’re a queer-friendly, feminist press open to all, and we encourage works from poets & writers all along the identity spectrum. All of our titles are bound by hand. We’re currently reading chapbook manuscripts: 12-28 pages in manuscript format. Our catalog is carefully curated. We’re looking for 3 chapbooks for 2017. Our queue is fee-free until it overflows. We read via Submittable. Brief guidelines: – poetry or prose poems – collections of flash or micro fiction – creative nonfiction such as lyric essays & flash essays – graphic narratives, sequential artwork (in black & white) – combinations of the above (linked by theme, image, voice, etc.). Submit no more than 1 chapbook in each genre until you receive a reply. No more than 3 manuscript submissions for a given reading period. Simultaneous submissions considered. or


At Length Magazine

At Length is currently looking for music essays of at least 5,000 words. Personal stories are welcome, as are diverse voices, lyric/cross-genre essays, and writing about music not often covered in the music press. No reviews, please. Send work to music editor Danny Caine: music [at] We’re open for submissions until January 31, and our response time is typically around 2 months.


Arts & Letters

Our New Year’s resolution is to read more of your great work—help us out by submitting to Arts & Letters while you still can! Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. Our reading period closes January 31st.  We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of: Poetry (4-6 poems); Fiction manuscripts up to 25 pages; Flash Fiction manuscripts up to 1,000 words; Creative Nonfiction manuscripts up to 25 pages.


Windmill, the Hofstra Journal of Literature and Art

Windmill is already to get rollin’ for 2017! Our inaugural issue is packed with pieces from Mark Brazaitis, Yardenne Greenspan, Taylor Larsen, Alix Ohlin, Bridget Potter, and a Q&A with Phillip Lopate. We are accepting submissions for our Spring 2017 print issue on the theme of identity.  For our print issue, we are accepting fiction and nonfiction pieces between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Pieces with higher word count, up to 10,000 words, will be accepted but judged at a higher standard. Submissions for the print issue are open until March 1, 2017.  Our February online issue is also all about identity. Who we are, how we relate to the world, is tied up in our identity… gender, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation.  This month, we explore the difficulties, drama and delight of identity politics – how we clash and how we come together. We are accepting both creative nonfiction and fiction pieces of 1,500 to 2,500 words. Submissions for the online issue are open until February 6th.


Jack Kerouac House Residency

The Kerouac Project of Orlando is set to open for 2017-2018 writer-in-residency applications through March 12, 2017. The Kerouac Project provides four residencies per year to writers living anywhere in the world. Each resident will live alone in the house for three months, where they may work on their writing project in uninterrupted peace. Writers stay free at the Kerouac House and their utilities costs are covered. Each writer also receives a $1,000 food stipend for use during their residency. The writers are only required to participate in two events, a welcome potluck dinner held in their honor, and a final reading of their work at the end of their residency.


Prime Number Magazine

Now accepting submissions in Poetry and Short Fiction for Issue 109 (July 2017). Guest poetry editor, Joseph Mills, is reading now until March 31. Guest short fiction editor, Jen McConnell, is reading now until March 31. Our guest judges will select three poets and three short fiction authors for Issue 109, July 2017. No submission fee.


The National Poetry Review

The National Poetry Review seeks submissions through April 1, 2017, of previously unpublished poems for its second online issue.


Palooka Press Chapbook Contest

We take great pride in reading every word and giving each manuscript its due attention. We consider manuscripts of all types, styles, and genres and aren’t looking for a particular aesthetic. We’re willing to give anything a fair chance. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid genres. Manuscripts should be roughly 35-50 pages, but we’re flexible. The $10 entry fee comes with an electronic issue of Palooka. THE WINNER RECEIVES Publication by Palooka Press (a perfect-bound book with a glossy color cover), $200 honorarium, 20 free copies of the book, bio and photo featured on our website. Winning Chapbook will be sent out for review and promotion. DEADLINE: May 15, 2017. All submissions are read “blind” to ensure pure contest ethics. The contest judge is Jonathan Starke, the founding editor of Palooka. For questions, e-mail the editor at palooka [at]

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