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NewPages Newsletter - Issue 6
If you’re looking to put more publications under your belt this year, consider submitting a review to NewPages. We accept short reviews (300 words or less) of books, literary magazines, and single pieces of writing for publication at our blog. You can find our reviewer guidelines here.
Check out recent reviews of Bill Mares & Don Hooper’s I Could Hardly Keep from Laughing covered by Alec W. Hastings, P. K. Page’s Coal and Roses: Twenty-One Glosas covered by Elda Pappadà, and Jen Petro-Roy’s Good Enough covered by Lailey Robbins.
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Calls, Contests, & More
Check out the latest and featured calls for submissions, writing and book contests, and more in the NewPages classifieds.
Calls for Submissions
Atmosphere Press Reading Book Manuscripts in All Genres
Atmosphere Press currently seeks book manuscripts from diverse voices. There's no submission fee, and if your manuscript is selected, we’ll be the publisher you’ve always wanted: attentive, organized, on schedule, and professional. We use a model in which the author funds the publication of the book, but retains 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. This year Atmosphere authors have received featured reviews with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square. Submit your book manuscript at our website.
Paying Small Press, Driftwood Press Seeks Submissions
Driftwood Press is a paying small press specializing in fiction, poetry, visual arts, and comics. Whether you have short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry chapbooks, or comic collections, we can't wait to take a look. We also offer our poetry submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission. We use submission fees to pay our writers, offering $400 for novellas; we offer year-round contests with medium to large awards, and our In-House fiction contest has a shorter response time than most press' contests. Please see our site for more details!
BreakBread Magazine Seeks Young Creatives 13-25
BreakBread Magazine is a magazine for all young creatives between the ages of 13 and 25. We are always looking for vivid, timely poetry, nonfiction, short stories, comics, and visual arts (photography, illustrated narratives, and hybrid work) that explore new directions in arts and letters. Submissions are always free. Visit Submittable to send us your work. Check out our website for full information.
Mistake House Magazine Seeks Submissions from Graduate & Undergraduate Writers
Deadline: March 15, 2022
Mistake House Magazine publishes fiction and poetry by students in graduate or undergraduate programs worldwide. We seek inventive work that speaks to the heart in a complex global context, including work expressive of documentary poetics. Submission window: October 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022. Submission fee $5. Guidelines at our website.
Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Storm Cellar seeks new and amazing writing and art for its spring issue! We are a journal of safety and danger, in many senses, in print and ebook formats since 2011. Send secrets, codes, adventures, mad experiments, and wild things. Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, fat, border-straddling, poor, and other marginalized authors encouraged, bonus points for a Midwest connection. Now paying; limited no-fee submissions available each month. Full guidelines and F.A.Q. at our website.
Chestnut Review Invites Submissions Year Round
Chestnut Review (“for stubborn artists”) invites submissions year-round of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography. We offer free submissions for poetry (3 poems), flash fiction (<1000 words), and art/photography (20 images); $5 submissions for fiction/nonfiction (<5k words), or 4-6 poems. Published artists receive $120. Notification in <30 days or submission fee refunded. We appreciate stories in every genre we publish. All issues free online which illustrates what we have liked, but we are always ready to be surprised by the new! See website for full guidelines.
Heron Tree: Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Heron Tree is open for submissions through January 15, 2022. We will read submissions and make decisions on a rolling basis. Accepted poems will be published individually online (one poem a week beginning in February 2022) and then collected in Heron Tree volume 9, which will be available as a free downloadable ebook. This special issue will be devoted to found poetry. See our detailed submission guidelines at our website.
Daily Stories of Fifty Words or Less Straight into Your Inbox
If a reader signs up to 50 Give or Take, they will receive daily microfiction of fifty words or less straight into their inbox. Despite popular opinion, the name 50 Give or Take doesn't refer to the number of words in the story. It is a metaphor for what we, as readers and writers, give and take emotionally from the written word. Do you write flash fiction? Then submit! We publish all accepted stories in a print collection every November 6. All you have to do is submit your story, one-line bio, and vertical photo of yourself. Full info at our website.
Wordrunner eChapbooks seeks Fiction, Memoir/CNF, Poetry
Deadline: February 28, 2022
For our 2022 anthology, we welcome fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry or prose poems on any topic. Submit your best work—a short story, personal narrative, novel or memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words), three flash fictions (750-1000 words each), or three poems (up to one page each). Our preference is for emotional complexity. We are not interested in genre fiction unless it transcends genre. Work should not be previously published. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Publication of our 45th online chapbook: mid-April. Submission fee: $3. Authors are paid ($7.50 to $25). Complete guidelines and submittable link at our website.
Able Muse (Poetry, Prose, & Art) - Submission Now Open
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming issue, Winter 2022/2023. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. Submission opens yearly January 1 and closes July 15. Read our guidelines and submit at our website.
Plus more calls for submissions at our website:
About Place Call for Submissions: Navigations - A Place for Peace
Awakenings Review Seeks Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
Volney Road Review Open for Submissions for Issue 4.2
Works Progress Calling for Fiction Submissions
Submit to Clinch—A Martial Arts Literary Magazine
Girls Right the World Extends Deadline
Kitchen Table Quarterly Currently Accepting Poetry and Nonfiction Submissions
Read Volume 1, Issue 1 for Free!
Syncopation Literary Journal amalgamates the realms of literature and music. Volume 1, Issue 1 is now available to read on the website for FREE! The first issue contains book excerpts, poetry, creative nonfiction, short stories, and flash fiction penned by writers and musicians from around the world. Titles of pieces in issue include: "The First Time I Heard Leonard Cohen," "Memphis, Tennessee," and "I've Got the Blues." To read Volume 1, Issue 1, visit our website.
Workshops, Conferences, & Programs
18th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Event Dates: January 10-15, 2022
Event Location: Virtual
18th Annual Virtual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 10-15, 2022. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with Kim Addonizio, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Mark Doty, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, Matthew Olzmann, and Diane Seuss. One-On-One Conferences with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso Torres. A special Craft Talk by Kwame Dawes, Special Guest Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. Poet-at-Large, Aimee Nezhukumatathil. To find out more and purchase tickets, visit the festival's website.
Writing & Book Contests
3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest to Support Literacy
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Ethos Literacy—a nonprofit literacy program—announces its 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest. 100-word limit on one of these topics: chewing gum, horror movies, skyscrapers, or tubas. Cash prizes: Best in Contest: $250; Best Youth Prize (14 years or younger): $100; 4 Best of Category: $100; People's Choice $100. Publication in a digital magazine + webcast of winners reading their stories. Submission fee: $10. Proceeds support literacy programs for teens and adults. View site for more info.
Driftwood Press In-House Short Fiction & Single Poem Contests
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Submit soon to our In-House Short Fiction & Single Poem Contests! On the short fiction side, we're proud to announce that we've upped the award to $500 for the winning story and $150 for all runners-up! Winners and runners-up also receive publication, an interview, and an illustration that will appear alongside their story. All stories submitted are considered for publication by not one—but two editors, and response times are faster than usual. On the poetry side, all works are also considered for publication, with the runner-ups awarded an interview, publication, and $50 per poem. The winner of the In-House Poetry Contest will receive $400, publication, a featured interview, and a commissioned illustration to appear alongside their work. Visit Submittable for full guidelines and to submit.
Holden Vaughn Spangler Award Deadline Extended!
Extended Deadline: January 15, 2022
MUSE is especially looking to publish work from under- or misrepresented groups, such as people of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+, present/formerly incarcerated people, and others from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. Deadline extended to January 15 for Spangler Award submissions. Submit up to three poems about a child or childhood, $5 fee payable by check or Venmo @rccmuse. Mail to RCC MUSE, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 or email. If emailing, send as attachment with “LastName – Spangler – Title” in the subject line (e.g., Smith – Spangler – “Summer”). Please include contact information. See full submission guidelines at the MUSE website.
2022 Prime Number Magazine Awards for Poetry and Short Fiction
Deadline: March 31, 2022
$1,000 first prize in each category plus a Pushcart Prize nomination. Winners and two Runners-up in each category published in Prime Number Magazine. Reading fee $15. Poetry judged by Faith Shearin, author of Lost Language and others. Short Fiction judged by Jubal Tiner, author of The Waterhouse and founding editor of Pisgah Review. Open January 1 to March 31. Submit online through Submittable. Details at Prime Number Magazine website.
The Headlight Review Chapbook Prize in Poetry
Extended Deadline: January 31, 2022
The Headlight Review announces it is extending the deadline to submit poetry chapbook manuscripts to January 31, 2022. The winner will receive $500, publication, and 25 perfect-bound copies. Finalists will be announced March 2022. Finalists will be judged by esteemed author Tina Mozelle Braziel, winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry for her book Known by Salt. The Headlight Review is a student run online journal affiliated with Kennesaw State University’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program. See our guidelines for further details.
2022 New American Poetry Prize Extended Deadline February 14
Extended Deadline: February 14, 2022
Submissions are now open for the 2022 New American Poetry Prize. Extended deadline: February 14, 2022. The winning author will receive a publication contract including $1,500, 25 copies, and promotional support. All forms and styles of poetry are welcome. Final judge this year is Eduardo C. Corral, author of Slow Lightning (2012), winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and Guillotine (2020). Please use Submittable to send your work.
"I Matter" Poetry and Art Contest for Youth
Deadline: July 23, 2022
Would you like to win $500 and become a published poet? We are pleased to announce the 2022 “I Matter” poetry and art competition on why Black Lives Matter. Students from all over the world, in grades K-12, are invited to submit poetry and art on the theme of social justice. Ten finalists will win $100, and the top poet wins $500. All winners will have their work included in the 2022 “I Matter” book. The judges are Rob Covington of the NBA, Malcolm Jenkins of the NFL, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and “I Matter” Founder Isabella Hanson. For more information, please visit the National Youth Foundation website.
BreakBread Magazine Presents the Villena-Aldama Art & Writing Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2022
BreakBread Magazine announces the first annual Villena-Aldama Art & Writing Contest in Spring 2022, thanks to the Villena-Aldama Foundation. This contest is open to artists under 25. Judges will award $250 for nonfiction, art/hybrid forms, short fiction, and poetry. All general submissions received between January 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022 will be considered for the contest. All submissions must adhere to BreakBread Magazine’s submission guidelines. Winners will be announced in June 2022, with their work appearing in the Spring 2023 issue of BreakBread Magazine. There is no submission fee. Go to our website for more information.
2022 Able Muse Contests Now Open for Submissions
Deadlines: March 15, 2022; March 31, 2022
2022 Able Muse Contests :: Submit now! Write Prize (poetry & fiction): $500 each + publication. Final Judges: Aaron Poochigian (poetry), Dennis Must (fiction); $15 entry; deadline: March 15, 2022. Book Award (poetry): $1,000 + book publication. Final Judge: Rachel Hadas; $25 entry; deadline: March 31, 2022. Enter now—go to the Able Muse Press website for full details.
Brilliant Flash Fiction's Welcome 2022 Writing Contest with Pamela Painter
Deadline: April 15, 2022
No prompt or theme. No Entry Fee. Word limit: 500 words, excluding title. Submit entries via email. Prizes: $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize. Shortlisted stories receive $20 and publication. Judge: Pamela Painter. Contest Rules: One entry per author. Send your entry pasted into the body of an email and also as a Word attachment with the story title in the subject line. Double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman. No name on entries. Submit an author bio in a separate attachment. Results announced June 30, 2022. View full guidelines here.
Etchings Press Contests for Novella, Prose Chapbook, and Poetry Chapbook
Deadline: February 1, 2022
Etchings Press, a student-run publisher at the University of Indianapolis, welcomes submissions for its annual contests for chapbooks in poetry and in prose and a novella. Students are interested in editing and publishing authors in our region within 370 miles of campus. Mixed genre and multiple author manuscripts are welcome. UIndy students will serve as judges and choose the winners in each category. They will then edit, design, publish, and promote the two chapbooks and the novella by May 2022. Check eligibility and read contest guidelines on our website.
Plus more writing contests at our website:
The Eliud Martinez Prize (Inlandia Books)
The Roadrunner Review: Free Submission for Art & Writing Contest
Burnside Review Book Prize