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 Idaho Prize for Poetry 2021 submitted by Lost Horse Press

LOST HORSE PRESS is now accepting submissions for the IDaho Prize for Poetry 2021. All US poets are eligible. Entries must be submitted by 31 May 2021, winners will be…

Expires:May 15, 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
BOA Short Fiction Prize submitted by BOA Editions, Ltd.

BOA Editions, Ltd. is now accepting submissions of short fiction manuscripts for the 11th annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. Contest Details Submissions Open April 1 – May 31, 2021 Judge: Peter…

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
Toad Hall Editions: Bi-annual Journal Open Call for Writers + Cover Art Contest submitted by Toad Hall Editions

Toad Hall Editions, a new small press in Maine is accepting the work of women and gender-diverse folks for our first bi-annual journal messing about in boats with the theme…

Expires:June 20, 2021
New Contexts: 2 submitted by Coverstory books

Coverstory books invites submissions for a literary compendium aiming to publish in the Autumn 2021. The volume – “New Contexts: 2” – seeks to showcase contemporary work, both poetry and…

Expires:June 30, 2021
Buckmxn Story Service submitted by Buckman Publishing LLC

Buckmxn Story Service is a snail-mail subscription of ten short stories, with one story delivered each week via the United States Postal Service. The first volume began in Fall 2020…

Expires:July 4, 2021
2021 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize submitted by Conduit

Conduit Books & Ephemera is pleased to announce that our fourth annual first book prize will run April 1- July 5, 2021 and the prize will grow by a whopping…

Expires:July 5, 2021
Conduit Books & Ephemera: First Book Prize submitted by Conduit

The Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize Awarded annually to a poet writing in English who has not yet published a full-length poetry book, the prize is named in honor of…

Expires:July 5, 2021
Muddy Backroads: Stories from off the beaten path submitted by Madville Publishing

Submissions are open until August 1, 2021 For this anthology, the editors are looking for stories that move away from the norms of daily life to explore the side roads…

Expires:August 1, 2021
The Arthur Smith Poetry Prize submitted by Madville Publishing

September 2022 publication for winner Judged by Jesse Graves The winning poet receives a $1,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book. Finalists will also…

Expires:September 1, 2021
Steel Toe Books 2021 Poetry Award submitted by C&R Press

$500 award and publication for a full-length poetry collection. No maximum page count. All manuscripts are considered for standard publication. Longlist, award, and shortlist are announced in October 2021. The…

Expires:September 1, 2021
Steel Toe Books 2021 Prose Award submitted by C&R Press

$500 award and publication for a full length collection of prose in the form of Novel, Short Story, Essay, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir and hybrid forms. No maximum page count. All…

Expires:September 1, 2021
C&R Press 2021 Poetry Book Award submitted by C&R Press

$1,000 grand prize and publication for one manuscript of poetry 55-110 pages. All styles, genres, approaches, and voices are encouraged to submit. All manuscripts will be considered for standard publication.…

Expires:September 15, 2021
C&R Press 2021 Fiction Book Award submitted by C&R Press

$1,000 grand prize and publication for a novel or short story collection. No maximum page count. All other manuscripts will be considered for standard publication. Winner, finalists, and short list…

Expires:September 15, 2021
C&R Press 2021 Creative Nonfiction or Memoir Book Award submitted by C&R Press

$1,000 grand prize and publication for a full-length manuscript of creative nonfiction or memoir includes (essay collections, hybrid memoirs, and other manuscripts that fit within the genres.) No maximum page…

Expires:September 15, 2021
Asian American Chapbook Contest submitted by The Blue Mountain Review

The Southern Collective Experience announces its Asian American chapbook contest. Lee Herrick is this year’s judge. Entrants must be Asian American or Pacific Islander. Former students and close friends of the…

Expires:October 30, 2021
Get Fresh Books Publishing, A 501c3 Tax Exempt NonProfit submitted by Get Fresh Books Publishing A Non Profit Corp.

In a cover letter, please send a description of your manuscript that explains its themes and subject matter, and what you hope the book will express as a work of art. Be sure…

Expires:February 1, 2022
Book Manuscripts! submitted by Assure Press

Guidelines for Assure Press Manuscripts and Iris Literary Journal Assure Press connects authors and artists with the world through inspirational and enlightening poetry, non-fiction, motivational, and educational literature that is…

Expires:December 31, 2120