Saturday, September 17, 2016

Writing Competition for Mystery/Romance/Suspense Short Fiction: Collaborative Writing Challenge

CWC - Collaborative Writing Challenge is delighted to announce we have opened up a unique opportunity to feature a short story as a stand alone piece in one of our upcoming novels.

Our next collaborative novel: The Map, is set to be published in December 2016, and falls under the Mystery/Romance/Suspense Genre. Short story submissions must also be fiction and in this genre.

The deadline is 30th September 2016.

Max word count is 3500.

The successful story will be published at the end of the book, with full credit and links to your persoanl/business pages. You will also recieve a paperback copy of The Map once it is released, and it will be featured on the CWC website.

Due to the short submission period, we have set the submission fee at only $5 per piece.

Please read our complete guidelines here.

Best of luck!

Call for Submissions Related to China: Brushtalks: A Journal of China

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Brush Talks is a newly established journal of creative nonfiction, photography, and poetry related to China. We are currently seeking submissions (especially nonfiction prose and photos) for our second issue, to be published in the fall of 2016.

No submission fee.

Please visit our website for more information and read the submission guidelines before submitting.

Call for Submissions: Peacock Journal

Peacock Journal a daily online literary & arts magazine highlighting beauty in all its forms, seeks original submissions of Fiction, Art, Photography, Translations, Non-Fiction and Poetry from emerging and established writers and artists. We want to see your most beautiful work, however you define the term. Submissions are read year round. Please see the website for complete guidelines.

Submit work using the online submission form at our website.

Poetry Competition for Women over 50: 2016 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize

2016 Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize:

A Poetry Contest for Women Over Age 50 

DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2016 

Judges: The editors of Two Sylvias Press--
Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy 

Prize: $1000 and publication by Two Sylvias Press
(print book and eBook publication, plus a vintage art nouveau pendant)
Reading Fee: $20 ($35 includes copy of winning book) 

The Wilder Series Book Prize is open to women over 50 years of age (established or emerging poets) and includes a $1000 prize, publication by Two Sylvias Press, 20 copies of the winning book, and a vintage, art nouveau pendant. Women submitting manuscripts may be poets with one or more previously published chapbooks/books or poets without any prior chapbook/book publications.

All manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Please read the complete guidelines below before submitting your manuscript.

Submission Requirements:
Please submit an original, unpublished full-length manuscript of poetry (no translations or previously self-published books). Individual poems may have been previously published in journals, magazines, anthologies, and chapbooks, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished.

Open to: Women over the age of 50 (born on or before November 30, 1966)
Note: We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

Length: 60-100 pages of poems
(One poem per page. Note: poems can be longer than one page, we just want to make sure each poem begins on its own page and that two poems are never included on the same page.)

Manuscript should include a table of contents and an acknowledgments page for previously published poems.

Poet’s name should not appear in the manuscript.

A poet may submit more than one manuscript for consideration. Submit additional manuscript(s) in a separate email(s) and include submission fee(s).

Simultaneous submissions allowed. Please notify us at:

TwoSylviasPressATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.

NOTE: Our mission at Two Sylvias Press is to support poets. Your manuscript will NOT be disqualified if it was submitted incorrectly. We will not penalize you for trying and making a mistake. If we have a question or concern about your manuscript format, we will contact you and allow you to resubmit. Please know that we are on your side. Thank you for trusting us with your work.


Learn more about Two Sylvias Press here.

Call for Submissions on the Theme of Mental Health Issues: Amygdala

Amygdala is now accepting submissions for its fourth issue! We are looking for creative non-fiction, fiction, and art that elucidate the wide range of issues and emotions mental health disorders evoke from both new and seasoned writers alike. Poetry submissions will not be considered for this reading period.

We will be reading submitted work from September 8th through November 10th.

Work that contains unnecessary or gratuitous violence/sex will not be considered.

Our goal is to build a sense of community by creating a platform for people to bring mental health issues into dialogue.

Amygdala originated at the University of Illinois in Springfield in 2015.

Please see our full submission guidelines here. 

For further inquiries send an email to:

amygdalalitmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )​

Call for Submissions: OVS Magazine

OVS Magazine is open to submissions for their Revived issue in January 2017! Each submission will be considered for the Feature in both art and poetry for the Revived Issue! We are currently reading for this issue and will be until November 16th. So get it in soon!

Send us your work for inclusion. Black and White Art, any medium as long as we can get a good high resolution photograph or scan. Poetry of any style or length...almost. We do not publish epic poems or inspirational/devotional works.

Please send your cover letter and bio along with up to six pieces through our submission system.

We look forward to reading and viewing all of your fabulous work. We do not publish previously published works, we do ask that you read some of our content first, and finally, simultaneous submissions are fine, but let us know right away.

Short Fiction Competition for Emerging Writers: Boulevard

$1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.

  • All entries must be submitted online by December 31, 2016 by midnight CT.
  • Entry fee is $16 for each individual story, with no limit per author, and includes a one-year subscription.
  • Manuscripts should be typed and double spaced.
  • Cover sheets are not necessary.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.
  • We accept works up to 8,000 words.
  • All entries will be considered for publication and for payment at our regular rates.
  • Entries will be judged by the editors of Boulevard.
  • No one editorially or financially affiliated with Boulevard can enter the contest.
  • The winning story will be first announced on the website, traditionally during June, though occasionally earlier, and then published in the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 issue of Boulevard.
For more information, please visit our website.

Submit entries here.