Calls for Submissions

Take a look at the latest publishing opportunities currently available to writers from the many literary magazines and presses that are members of CLMP. Before submitting your work, be sure to check the publisher’s website for any updates.

 
Spring Edition Prose & Poetry Contest - Etched Onyx Magazine and the Story Discovery Podcast submitted by Onyx Publications

Onyx Publications accepts submissions year round for our quarterly on-line magazine, Etched Onyx. We are currently accepting works for our Spring Prose & Poetry Contest. The EARLY BIRD deadline with a…

Expires:April 21, 2024
An Invitation to A YEAR OF HYGGE: Calling all writers, artists, photographers, and makers submitted by Glacehouse Books

A Year of Hygge: The Invitation Glasshouse Books invites artists, poets, and writers to submit their work and get cozy with us for our upcoming quarterly publication: “A YEAR OF…

Expires:April 25, 2024
DUMBO Press -- send us your poetry, flash, short stories, and essays submitted by Dumbo Press

We’re opening a new reading period again at Dumbo Press! We are a new indie-lit press and we’re on the lookout for modern literary fiction and poetry. We have a…

Expires:April 27, 2024
Jonathan Holden Poetry Chapbook Contest submitted by Choeofpleirn Press

This chapbook contest exists for those poets who have not yet published a full-length collection of poems. To enter, send 25 to 40 pages of poetry to [email protected] saved as…

Expires:April 28, 2024
2024 Passager Poetry Contest submitted by Passager

Passager, a nonprofit literary press for writers over 50, is interested in new, diverse voices for our annual poetry contest. The winning poet receives $1000, publication of several poems and…

Expires:April 30, 2024
TOFU INK ARTS PRESS POETRY CHAPBOOK PRIZE: 2025-2026 submitted by Tofu Ink Arts Press

We are excited to announce we are running the Tofu Ink Arts Press Chapbook Competition 2023-2024 for an unpublished chapbook of 20 pages of poems. The contest is open to…

Expires:April 30, 2024
TOFU INK ARTS PRESS 2024 VOLUME 7; OPEN NOW submitted by Tofu Ink Arts Press

Submission Guidelines: All 2023 submissions must be made via our Submittable page. We are seeking 1-3 polished poems and/or art of any style of less than 5 pages (12 font…

Expires:April 30, 2024
2024 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize submitted by Autumn House Press

For the 2024 contest, the Autumn House staff as well as select outsider readers serve as the preliminary readers, and the final judge is Clifford Thompson. The winner receives publication of…

Expires:April 30, 2024
TOFU INK ARTS PRESS ART PRIZE SUBMISSIONS OPEN NOW FOR 2024! submitted by Tofu Ink Arts Press

TOFU INK ARTS PRESS Art Competition Criteria Agreement to Official Rules SUBMIT ONLY ONE PIECE Participation in the Art Competition constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Romance Novellas wanted from BIPOC Communities submitted by Kinsman Avenue Publishing, Inc.

Romance novellas wanted from (but not limited to) underrepresented authors by April 30, 2024. Entries must be between 15,000-25,000 words, incorporating BIPOC cultures, traditions, and histories. Selected submissions receive $1000…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Fall 2024 Issue: Open Call for Submissions submitted by Making Waves: A West Michigan Review

Theme: “Feral space” Writers and artists are encouraged to explore the wild and transformative aspects of untouched spaces, from the natural world to the depths of human experience. While we…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Inner Voice Writing Journal and Competition submitted by Inner Voice

Inner Voice Writing Journal and Competition is open to students ages 13-18 who are currently experiencing homelessness, are in the foster care system, and/or are currently enrolled in a title…

Expires:April 30, 2024
#VQRTrueStory submitted by Virginia Quarterly Review

VQR is open for submissions to #VQRTrueStory, our social-media experiment in nonfiction that delivers stories across platforms—from Instagram to the website to the print magazine. We’re looking for submissions of…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Lanternfish Press 2024 open call for Fiction & Memoir with extended deadline for writers of color submitted by Lanternfish Press

Lanternfish Press is open for unsolicited manuscripts for 2024. We are seeking original fiction and memoir in both the full-length (60 to 100,000 words) and novella-length (20 to 40,000 words)…

Expires:April 30, 2024
The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction submitted by The Letter Review

Name: The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction Prizes: 2-4 Winners are announced who are published and share in the $1000 USD total prize pool. 10-20 writers Shortlisted. All entries…

Expires:April 30, 2024
The Letter Review Prize for Poetry submitted by The Letter Review

Name: The Letter Review Prize for Poetry Prizes: 2-4 Winners are announced who are published and share in the $1000 USD total prize pool. 10-20 writers Shortlisted. All entries considered…

Expires:April 30, 2024
The Letter Review Prize for Unpublished Books submitted by The Letter Review

Name: The Letter Review Prize for Unpublished Books Prizes: 2-4 are announced who share in the $1000 USD total prize pool. Winners may choose to have an extract published, and…

Expires:April 30, 2024
The Letter Review Prize for Nonfiction submitted by The Letter Review

Name: The Letter Review Prize for Nonfiction Prizes: 2-4 Winners are announced who are published and share in the $1000 USD total prize pool. 10-20 writers Shortlisted. All entries considered…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Contest Open: Ninth Letter Literary Awards submitted by Ninth Letter

Ninth Letter is open for submission to our annual literary award contest until April 30! We award $1000 prize + print publication to the winner in each of the following…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Issue 3 - Anticipation submitted by Epistemic Literary

Submissions Open April 1-30! Theme: Anticipation Spring is a time of renewal, of new life, and of looking forward. Our third issue is happening in spring (in our part of…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Yellow Arrow Vignette: AMPLIFY submitted by Yellow Arrow Publishing Co.

Now in its third season, Yellow Arrow Vignette is an online creative nonfiction and poetry series developed to better feature women-identifying writers and share their voices beyond Yellow Arrow Journal…

Expires:April 30, 2024
Zoetic Press calls for submissions submitted by Zoetic Press

Zoetic Press is looking for poetry editors! Check out that opportunity on our submission page. We’re open for submissions to NonBinary Review for the following issues: Issue #36: Heredity (submissions…

Expires:April 30, 2024
The Schooner is open to submissions! submitted by Prairie Schooner

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We read submissions from September 1st to May 1st…

Expires:May 1, 2024
The Beautiful Pause Prize: full-length fiction manuscript contest (collections, novels, novellas) submitted by Press Pause Press

THE BEAUTIFUL PAUSE PRIZE… is a yearly prize of $1,000 and the print publication of a full-length manuscript awarded to a writer of exceptional talent and heart. One runner-up will…

Expires:May 1, 2024