Submission Calls for Writers 1/31/2017


I’m convinced that one of the most important ways that writers can fight back against the injustices of our current political climate is to pour our hearts into our work and then to share it with the world.  Here are 11 new opportunities for writers.  Send your words out and be heard. Good luck!

The Tishman Review Seeks Volunteer Layout Editor

The Tishman Review is seeking a layout editor. This is a volunteer position. Anyone interested can email for details. We are a quarterly journal and hope to have someone in this position for April issue. 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.


The Summerset Review

The Summerset Review is primarily an online publication. Print issues are generated periodically. Prose writers are invited to submit literary fiction and nonfiction of up to 8,000 words, and poets may submit up to five poems.



We at Waccamaw welcome you to submit your stories, poems, and essays for our Spring 2017 Issue! We are interested in regular submissions, and also work that interests itself in visibility. Ocular or social. Micro or Macro. Your interpretation is what we’d love to see. Waccamaw is published online twice a year, in the fall and spring, from The Athenaeum Press at Coastal Carolina University. We feature contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We nominate contributors for Pushcarts and PEN Awards and they have won Best of the Net and other accolades. We love publishing beginning and emerging authors as much as seasoned writers. Waccamaw accepts unsolicited submissions of poems, stories, and essays from January 15 through February 15. Send 3-5 poems, one story, or one essay (prose submissions preferably under 7,500 words).


Gigantic Sequins

Gigantic Sequins is a black & white print literary arts journal. We’re known for the quality fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, art, & comics we print as well as our unique design & aesthetic. We publish two issues each year, one in the summer and one in the winter. Submit a short story/novel excerpt (up to 3500 words) OR one essay/memoir (up to 4000 words) OR up to 3 short pieces of flash fiction/micro fiction/flash nonfiction (1000 words each) OR 3-5 previously unpublished poems. Our current reading period ends February 15, 2017.


Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference – Scholarships available!

Conference dates are June 19-25, 2017.  Scholarship Application Deadline is February 20, 2017. This summer, the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, which prides itself on its award-winning teaching faculty, will offer intensive weeklong workshops. We’re offering two poetry workshops led by Elizabeth Bradfield and Janice N. Harrington. Ravi Howard will lead our fiction workshop. We’re also offering two creative non-fiction workshops—one led by Ernestine Hayes and the other led by Ander Monson. And Tracy K. Smith is our Distinguished Visiting Writer!  The conference takes place at Bemidji State University—a small university on a big lake in a small town in northern Minnesota—the perfect place to write and be in the company of others committed to learning and teaching the craft of writing. The Conference Fee is $550 before April 5 and includes a daily workshop limited to 13 participants, daily craft talks, publishing and editor Q&As, afternoon events, and five conference meals. Half hour manuscript consultations with workshop faculty are available for $45. Several $300 scholarships will be awarded toward the conference fee. Stay within walking distance to the beach and all conference activities in modern and air-conditioned Linden Suites on campus for only $28 per night (housing options begin at $21/night). and


Superstition Review

Superstition Review is the online literary magazine published by Arizona State University twice yearly in May and December. We welcome submissions of art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The deadline for submission for issue 19 is February 28, 2017.


Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

First Prize for the eighth annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest is $1,000 while the entry fee is just $5. Second prize is $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions ($25 each). We have no restrictions on subject, style or length, and all entries are read blind so everyone gets an equal chance. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Enter by email or snail mail. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2017 issue of Gemini.


Ninth Letter Web Edition

Ninth Letter will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a special online edition to be published at in Summer 2017. Submissions will be open from January 20 to April 1.

The theme for this issue is Margins. Physical spaces have margins, as does the social world. In fact, anything that can be contained or has limits might have margins of some kind. This issue will feature work that evokes margins or the marginal.  You may submit up to three poems, or one piece of short prose (fiction or nonfiction) of up to 3500 words; please also include a cover letter that briefly explains how you see your work connecting to the theme.


Belmont Story Review

BSR invites submissions for its second issue. We’re looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from emerging and established writers. Also, we’re open to submissions of narrative journalism in the areas of music, publishing, creativity and collaboration, as well as faith and culture. The reading period for Issue two is now through April 1, 2017. A cash honorarium of $50 for prose and $25 for poetry or flash fiction will be awarded to authors who have accepted submissions. Located in Nashville, Tenn., Belmont University is the only university with an undergraduate major in Publishing. Belmont Story Review is produced through the Publishing Program under the auspices of assistant professor Richard Sowienski, a 30-year publishing veteran, which included a five-year stint as managing editor of The Missouri Review. To submit, email with the genre of your work in the subject line and attach a Word document. In the body, please include a brief bio.


Asheville Poetry Review

Submission period is from January 15, 2017, through July 15, 2017, for regular submissions. Please send 3–6 poems of any length or style with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and biographical information.


The Writer’s Chronicle Seeks Articles on the Craft of Writing

The editors read submissions for the Writer’s Chronicle from February 1 through September 30 of each year. All craft essays must analyze an element of creative writing. Articles should not overlap with topics covered in recent issues of the Chronicle. Craft essays should contain concrete examples to illustrate the writerly advice they offer. Many of our published essays combine appreciations with a study of elements of craft. Using more than one author to illustrate your analysis is recommended. A query on a specific topic is always welcome. Craft essays run between 2,000 and 6,000 words, depending on the topic.

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