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.

 
The Experiment Will Not Be Bound: An Experimental Anthology, Peter Campion, ed. submitted by Unbound Edition Press

The whole of American literature might be seen as one extended experiment in finding a form for voices trying both to capture and pierce the nation’s cacophonous history and democracy.…

Expires:March 14, 2021
OPEN CONTEST: Call for flash fiction that appeals to both kids and grownups submitted by Zizzle Literary

Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest First Prize: $1,000 Second Prize: $500 Three finalists: $150 each Guest Judges: David Galef and Karen Heuler Length: 500 to 1,000 words Deadline: March 15,…

Expires:March 15, 2021
The Pearl River Quarterly submitted by Rose

The Pearl River Quarterly is a quarterly magazine booklet of featured articles, short stories, art, and poetry. Our spring 2021 edition will print March 2021 and we are actively seeking…

Expires:March 15, 2021
Literary magazine submissions call submitted by Chris

Theme: mental health You can submit any kind of written piece, poetry, fiction or non-fiction as long as it relates to mental health. A maximum of 1 page per submission.…

Expires:March 16, 2021
2021 Poetry of the Plains & Prairies (POPP) Award submitted by NDSU Press

North Dakota State University Press seeks poetry submissions of any style for our annual Poetry of the Plains & Prairies (POPP) Award letterpress chapbook publication. While authors may call any…

Expires:March 17, 2021
Drip Sweetness: an Anthology Contest submitted by Madam Honey Publishing, LLC

Drip Sweetness Anthology Contest Description: The first annual Drip Sweetness Anthology will be open for submissions beginning December 7, 2020 and will close on January 31, 2021. There will be…

Expires:March 31, 2021
GASHER Poetry Chapbooks submitted by GASHER JOURNAL

Please read the following guidelines for submission: We are currently only accepting submissions for poetry chapbooks. Manuscripts must be between 25-45 pgs We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know…

Expires:March 31, 2021
Poetry Book Contest: Switchback Books Gatewood Prize submitted by Switchback Books

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Gatewood Prize! Judge: Joy Priest Dates: January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021 Contest Fee: $20 (or $28 with a book from our catalog) Click here…

Expires:March 31, 2021
Pinch Literary Awards submitted by The Pinch Journal

The Pinch is looking for poetry and fiction submissions for the annual Pinch Literary Awards. The contest is $20 to enter, and both fiction and poetry winners will receive a…

Expires:March 31, 2021
submitted by Academy Press // The Atherton Review

Now reading Fiction submissions for Spring 2021 Issue of The Atherton Review One short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words) Guidelines: • All written submissions must…

Expires:March 31, 2021
Independent Publisher of Necessary Alternatives Seeks Prose Manuscripts submitted by The 3rd Thing

The 3rd Thing is seeking prose projects for publication in 2022 and beyond. Submit your book-length manuscript of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid or experimental work. We imagine submissions will…

Expires:April 1, 2021
Hole In The Head Review submitted by Hole In The Head Review

Hole In The Head Review is committed to publishing the best contemporary poetry and visual art. The editors seek to publish emerging and established artists, photographers, and writers. We are committed…

Expires:April 9, 2021
CRAVINGS and COMPULSIONS -- The Parliament Literary Journal Spring 2021 submitted by The Parliament

You want it. Oh, man, do you WANT it. Maybe you’re not supposed to. Maybe it’s bad for you. But, damn it, you want it. Badly. And then you think…

Expires:April 11, 2021
RISING FROM THE DEEP (Contest) -- The Parliament Literary Journal Spring 2021 submitted by The Parliament

We invite you now to take the plunge. Swim the depths and let the currents pull at your thoughts. Highland Park artist Joe Campbell created the art pictured here below,…

Expires:April 11, 2021
Colorado Review submitted by Colorado Review

FICTION & NONFICTION We consider short fiction and personal essays with contemporary themes (no genre fiction or literary criticism). There is no specific word or page count; generally, however, Colorado…

Expires:April 30, 2021
Lost Pilots Poetry Submissions submitted by Lost Pilots Lit

Lost Pilots is welcoming poetry submissions for its first print issue. Send us up to 5 poems, of any length, all in one file via our Submittable. More Info: Submissions…

Expires:April 30, 2021
Hidden Timber Books is open for submissions! submitted by Hidden Timber Books

Hidden Timber Books is a small press in Milwaukee, WI that publishes simple but powerful writing, stories put to the page because the words and characters and experiences burned inside…

Expires:April 30, 2021
Foglifter Journal—Fall Issue submitted by Foglifter Press

Foglifter’s literary journal is a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent LGBTQ+ writing today. It’s a space where queer and trans writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace. Foglifter welcomes…

Expires:May 1, 2021
The Sextant Review :: Call for Submissions submitted by Westering Press

The Sextant Review is accepting submissions for our 2022 issue. We are an annual print and online literary journal that features poetry, prose, fiction, and translation in each issue, and…

Expires:May 1, 2021
Tolsun Books is looking for new manuscripts submitted by Tolsun Books

Tolsun Books, an energetic, growing, small press, is looking for full-length and chapbook length manuscripts for our 2022 catalog. Our books are characterized by parts that make a whole. If…

Expires:May 31, 2021
Oyster River Pages accepting F, CNF, P, VA submitted by Oyster River Pages

Oyster River Pages seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts that stretch creative and social boundaries, especially from decentered or marginalized voices. We believe in the power of art…

Expires:May 31, 2021
Autumn House Press Full-Length Contests submitted by Autumn House Press

Autumn House Full-Length Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Winners of each prize receive publication of their full-length manuscripts. Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity…

Expires:June 15, 2021
Accepting Submissions for Contrapuntos IX

  Digitus Indie Publishers is now accepting submissions for Contrapuntos IX for the upcoming release in Fall 2021. For this issue, ‘Anthropocene – Quarantine’, Contrapuntos extends a call for submissions related to the environment, livelihoods, and…

Expires:July 1, 2021