Saturday, November 28, 2015

Call for Submissions and Flash Fiction Contest: The Indianola Review

The Indianola Review is reading Poetry, Nonfiction and Fiction for our March issue. We're a very writer-friendly journal, and our Duotrope numbers reflect our commitment to speedy response times (11-day average). We send out personal replies when we can, pay our contributors (token for now, but we're working on it), nominate for Pushcarts and other major awards, and publish in handsomely-formatted print editions. We typically receive literary fiction, but we LOVE well-wrought genre fiction of all types and will consider it "literary" if it's great—snobs be damned.

Our flash fiction contest, guest judged by David James Possiant, is a great chance at $1,000, as well, especially considering our relatively small contest submissions pool, to date. 

Like us on Facebook or Twitter (@IndianolaReview) and enter your username as your Promo Code for $5 off your entry. 

Check us out at our website or submit here.

Call for Submissions: Shadowgraph Magazine

SHADOWGRAPH MAGAZINE is accepting submissions for the next Online Quarterly and the next Print Journal.

We are looking for literary fiction, essays of any kind, poetry, image portfolios, & reviews.

Please send us your best work. We always submit work to the Pushcart Prizes and Best American Poetry and Fiction.

Submission guidelines are here.


Call for Submissions: The Cossack Review

The Cossack Review, an independent literary magazine of meaningful new writing, is open to submissions for our upcoming print and web issues. We are reading in the following categories:

Poetry (up to 5 poems)
Fiction (short stories to novelettes)
Creative nonfiction (up to 10,000 words)

We are especially seeking work from new and diverse voices. To get a sense of what the editors are looking for, please read our online issues, sample content from our print issues, or order an issue.

Refer to the category-specific guidelines on our Submittable page.

*Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Poetry Competition: 2016 Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Competition

The 2016 Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Competition from Jewish Currents magazine is now accepting submissions of poetry on the theme of "Urge."

Submit up to three poems related to the theme (no more than two pages each). The first prize is $1,000. Two second prizes are given of $180 each.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

These winning poems will be published in the Spring, 2016 issue. Thirty-six poems chosen as finalists will be published in our annual poetry anthology.

The submission fee is $18, which gains entrants a one-year subscription to Jewish Currents.

Visit our website for more details.

Call for Nonfiction: Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies
We’re just coming down from the high of our fall issue and we’re already reading excellent work for our Spring 2016 issue, which will go live on March 1, 2016. We have some special things in store for our spring and we hope you’ll join us.
The first is that we’re concentrating on Diversity in Nonfiction in our spring issue. We’ll feature a Spotlight on the subject, but we also are looking for general submissions that represent the full diversity of writers and ideas in nonfiction, whether that is race, gender, ethnicity, class, neurodiversity, ecodiversity, or any other distinction you can think of. We’re looking for underrepresented writers and texts, new readings and interpretations. We’re looking for submissions that address diverse populations, especially in terms of educational institutions (community colleges, etc.).
We will still read and accept general submissions to Articles, Conversations, and Pedagogy, though we’re specifically looking for work in this vein. Pass the word to colleagues and students! Can’t wait to see what you send us! If you have questions, please feel free to email us.
Submission Guidelines.
Last Year’s Spotlight.

Writing Competition: Sequestrum's 2016 Editor's Reprint Award

Sequestrum is accepting submissions for our second annual Editor's Reprint Award! For complete guidelines, visit our website.

Contest Guidelines:

Open to reprints of fiction and nonfiction in any original format (electronic or print). 

One $200 prize plus publication.
Minimum one runner-up prize including publication and payment.
Finalists listed on the site.

$15 entry fee.
Include the name and email address of the original publisher in your cover letter. 

Deadline: April 30, 2016 

Length and subject are open.
Submit via our online submission system.
Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis.
Multiple submissions allowed.

No identifying information should be on your manuscript.
Not previously published? No worries! We're always accepting general submissions.

About Sequestrum:
We average 1,200+ readers a month, keep our archives open at pay-what-you-can subscriptions, are a paying market, and pair all our publications with stunning visual arts created by outside artists or our staff. Our contributors range from award-winning novelists and poets (with other works featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, PANK, The Kenyon Review, many other university periodicals, and Best American Anthologies) to emerging voices and first-time writers.

We're proud of our little plot on the literary landscape and the writers and artists we share it with. Come visit our website and see why.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Call for Poetry Submissions: Really System

Really System, the journal of poetry and extensible poetics, will publish its ninth issue in Winter 2016. We are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us. Submissions for issue three are open until December 1, 2015. 

More information at our website

Submission Guidelines.

Writing Competition: Tartts Fiction Award

1. Winning short story collection will be published by Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama, in simultaneous library binding and trade paper editions. Winning entry will receive $1000, plus our standard royalty contract, which includes 100 copies of the book.
2. Author must not  have book of short fiction published at time of entry, though novels are okay. In keeping with Tartt’s biography, we are looking for an author who has yet to publish a fiction collection.
3. Stories may have been previously published by magazines or in anthologies, though the author should have all rights. Magazines will be acknowledged. Include a list of publications, if so desired.
4. Manuscripts must be typewritten, and we will ask for a computer file in Windows/Mac Word from the winning author and from the finalists for our anthology.
5. Manuscript length: 160-275 pages.
6. Deadline for postmark: December 31 of every year.
7. Entry fee: twenty dollars. Our apology for the fee, but handling makes it necessary.
8. No manuscripts will be returned. Please send only a copy. You may include an SASE for acknowledgement of  receipt, or simply use your cancelled check to indicate such. We notify contestants of receipt as soon as the contest entry date has passed. We also notify all entrants of the winner and those picked for the anthology.
9. Winner announced in late spring, with publication in next spring.
10. Winner must be an American citizen; work must be in English.
11. Style and content of manuscripts are completely open.
12. Finalists will be considered for our regular publication schedule and for our Tartt Anthology.
13. Send manuscripts and check to :
Livingston Press
The University of West Alabama
Station 22
Livingston, Alabama 35470

Poetry Competition: The Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize

The Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize is awarded annually by Writers & Books for an outstanding unpublished book-length collection of poetry. The poet will receive an honorarium of $1000, publication of the collection (in paperback, in the fall following the award, with Big Pencil Press), and a one-week fellowship at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes. This year, the final judge will be Timothy Liu.

Eligibility: Open to poets who are citizens or legal residents of the United States, are at least 18 years of age, and are not employees or relatives of employees of Writers & Books, Inc.

Manuscripts must be postmarked September 1, to December 31, 2015. Any manuscripts mailed outside of that period cannot be accepted.
• Manuscripts cannot be accepted by email.
• Submit a book-length manuscript of poems (no illustrations), 50 to 100 pages in length.
• Download the entry form, fill it out, and attach it to your manuscript. To receive an entry form by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Writers & Books at the address below.
• Manuscripts must be the author’s own original work. No translations, please.
Include an entry fee of $25 (non-refundable) by check or money order payable to Writers & Books. If you send more than one manuscript, each must be accompanied by a separate entry form and a separate check.
• As work will be judged anonymously, each manuscript must include two cover pages. The first must have the book’s title, author’s name, and all the author’s contact information. The second must have the book title only, with no author’s name and no contact information. Do not include a bio note, or any other feature that might include the author’s real name or pen name.
• Format: Use regular white 8 ½ X 11” paper, black ink, with font of 11- or 12- points. One poem per page. Absolutely no handwritten manuscripts will be accepted.
• You must notify Writers & Books immediately by phone or by mail if your manuscript wins another competition, or is accepted for publication elsewhere.
• Poems in your manuscript may have been published in magazines, journals, on line, in anthologies, or in a chapbook. But the manuscript as a whole must be unpublished as a single book. Previously self-published books are not eligible.
• Winner will be notified not later than April 30, 2016.
• Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you want to be assured that the manuscript has been received.
• Include a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 business envelope if you want to receive contest winner notification.
• Once a book has been sent, do not send changes or new pages for insertion. If your manuscript wins, you will have a chance to make changes before publication.
• Manuscripts will not be returned; do not send postage stamps or mailer for the return of a manuscript.
• The foregoing information is the complete listed guidelines. Do not call Writers & Books for further information.

Send manuscript, check, and entry form to:

Gell Prize
Writers & Books
740 University Ave.,
Rochester, NY 14607 


Entry form

Assistant Editor Position: MIEL Books

Assistant editor vacancy, MIEL 

MIEL, a micropress based in Belgium, is looking for an assistant editor for 2016. Particulars are available here, but in brief: responsibilities include editing, limited admin, and the possibility of design (an anticipated 6-8 hours per month); compensation is a €200 honorarium, books, training, and support.

Writers of color, LGBTQ writers, and women writers are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants may be based anywhere in the world as long as they have a reliable internet connection.

Deadline November 30.

Poetry Competition: Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2015

1st Prize €10,000, plus three runner-up prizes of €1,000.

The prize is run in association with The Moth magazine. It is for a single unpublished poem. This year's judge is former US poet laureate Billy Collins. The four shortlisted poems will appear in the spring issue of The Moth, and the winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Dublin in April 2016.

Entry fee: €12.

Closing date: 31 December 2015

 Details at our website.

Writing Competition: The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

Bauhan Publishing introduces a new prize! The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize will be awarded for a book-length collection of nonfiction essays. These essays can take any form: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account etc., as long as they have not been previously published as a collection.

The winner will receive $1,000, publication, 100 copies of the published book along with distribution with our fall titles.

Our judge will be Alice B. Fogel, the current New Hampshire Poet Laureate and award-winning author, poet, and teacher. Submission guidelines are available on our website or submit your manuscript through Submittable.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Call for Submissions: Icarus Down Review

Icarus Down Review, a fledgling, monthly, online publication founded October 2015, is opening a call for submissions for its debut publication, due late January 2016. 
Submissions close December 26, 2015.
Icarus Down Review came from a love of novel length fiction that didn’t have a place in the world of literary magazines, outside of book publication. Though our primary focus is novel length fiction - published over the course of several issues - we are also interested in many other areas of literature, including memoir and personal essays, flash fiction, novellas, short stories, and poetry. 
If you’re writing, we’re reading. We want the work you’re proudest of, that you will advocate for with everything you have. Do not be afraid of rejection or failure, because there are worse things. After all - Icarus caressed the sun and sailed the sea, and though he fell, would you call him a failure? 
Be proud. Aim higher. 
Learn more at our website. All submissions facts and guidelines are available there!

Poetry Competition: Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry

The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poetry welcomes submissions now through December 1st!  

The book prize is awarded annually to an African poet who has not yet published a collection of poetry. An “African writer” is taken to mean someone who was born in Africa, who is a national or resident of an African country, OR whose parents are African.

The winner receives USD $1000 and book publication through the University of Nebraska Press. No entry fee is required. 

Manuscripts should be at least 50 pages long. The African Poetry Book Fund Editorial Board will judge. A winner will be announced in January.

For more information, please visit our website or our Submittable page.

Or contact the Book Prize Coordinator at:

psbookprizeATunlDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Call for Submissions from Writers in the Upper Midwest: Portage

Portage publishes literary writing, art, music, film, and cultural commentary from the upper Midwest. The goals of Portage are to:
  • promote conversation about the diversity offered by the region
  • foster growth within the upper Midwestern creative communities
  • connect upper Midwestern writers and artists to each other and the larger literary and artistic worlds
  • explore what it means to live and create in the upper Midwest
Portage is currently accepting submissions for its second annual issue. Our submission window is from September 1st to December 1st. Submissions received outside this window will not be read. We accept only previously unpublished work. Each page of the submission should include all contact info: name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.

For more information, check out our website.

All submissions should be sent to:

portagemagazineATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

with your name and genre in the subject line (Genre: Last Name, First Name). Please include a brief (50 words or less) third-person bio in the body of your email and if you have a blog or webpage, link to that as well. Responses will be sent out via email. Unfortunately, we do not have the means to pay contributors at this time.

Fiction Prize and Writer in Residence: Bard Fiction Prize

The Bard Fiction Prize is awarded to a promising, emerging writer who is an American citizen aged 39 years or younger at the time of application. In addition to the monetary award, the winner receives an appointment as writer in residence at Bard College for one semester, without the expectation that he or she teach traditional courses. The recipient gives at least one public lecture and meets informally with students.

To apply, candidates should write a cover letter explaining the project they plan to work on while at Bard and submit a C.V., along with three copies of the published book they feel best represents their work. No manuscripts will be accepted. 

Applications for the 2017 prize must be received by June 15, 2016.

For information about the Bard Fiction Prize, call 845-758-7087, send an e-mail to:

bfpATbardDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

or visit our website. Applicants may also request information by writing to:

Bard Fiction Prize
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Writing Competition: Dana Awards

Dana Awards
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: $15-$25
E-mail address:
danaawardsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Breaking News! The Dana Awards now has a publishing option with Blue Mary Books. To give more writers a chance at our publishing option, we've extended our deadline to November 30.
Now in our 20th year, we offer three prizes of $1,000 each (Novel, Short Fiction, and Poetry awards) for a novel or novel-in-progress, a short story, or a group of poems. Submit five poems of no more than 100 lines each with a $15 entry fee, a short story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee, or the first 40 pages of a novel with a $25 entry fee by November 30.
Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for crucial guidelines. We look forward to your work.

Poetry Competition: Memorious Art Song Contest

Memorious Seeking Submissions for Art Song Contest
Entry link. 

The Editors of Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction are pleased to announce our fourth art song contest. Guest Composer Elizabeth A. Kelly will select one poet's work to set in an original composition, and the winning poem/s and a recording of Kelly's work will be published online in an issue of Memorious. (Finalists will also be considered for publication in Memorious.)

To enter the contest, please submit a poem sequence or set of poems to our Submittable page. Because we want to remain open to a variety of works, we do not have restrictions for the number of lines or sections, but please visit our website to get a sense of the average length of the three previous winning works in Issue 14, Issue 17, and Issue 20. You can also learn more about the tradition of art song from this introduction by our former art song contest producer Eric Malmquist.

Please note that we are not looking for song lyrics. The tradition of art song is one in which poems are set in musical compositions. Please send us poems only.

The poem/s must be previously unpublished, and we ask that you do not simultaneously submit this work. (Why? Because if the composer falls in love with your poem, we don't want to have to take the opportunity of working with it away from her!) We will do our best to notify you as quickly as possible if you have been eliminated from the contest. We will accept only one entry per poet. There is no charge for entering the contest.

We will accept submissions through December 1st.

Thank you for your interest in our mission to bring poets and composers together! We look forward to reading your work.

Guest Composer/Judge: Elizabeth A. Kelly is an American/British composer currently based in the United Kingdom. Her works have been performed at major venues throughout the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in the UK and the Gaudeamus Festival in the Netherlands. She is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fiction Competition: Boulevard

BOULEVARD is accepting submissions for the 2015 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers.

$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.

Submissions due by 12/31 midnight CT.

Visit our website for more information.

Fiction and Poetry Competitions: James Knudsen Fiction Prize and Kay Murphy Poetry Prize

The James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and the Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry are currently open. We invite submissions between now and our December 31st deadline. Prize for each contest is $1,000 along with possible publication in Bayou Magazine. Judging for us this year are David James Poissant for Fiction, and D.A. Powell for Poetry.

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction
  • Judged by David James Poissant
  • WINNER: $1000, publication and a year subscription
  • FINALISTS: will be named on our website
  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished works of fiction, no longer than 7,500 words.
  • Reading fee: $20 (includes a copy of contest issue)
  • You may enter more than one story, but each submission must arrive in a separate envelope or online submission with its own cover sheet and entry fee.
  • We accept novel excerpts only if the submission stands alone as a complete short story.
  • Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email, and the title of your submission. DO NOT include your name on any part of the submission. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.
  • All current and former Bayou staff, as well as current or former students of either judge, are ineligible to submit. 

Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry
  • Judged by D.A. Powell
  • WINNER $1000, publication and a year subscription
  • FINALISTS: will be named on our website
  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry.
  • Reading fee: $20 (includes a copy of contest issue)
  • You may enter up to three poems per entry.
  • You may enter multiple submissions, but each submission must be in a separate envelope or online submission with its own cover sheet and entry fee.
  • On the cover sheet, please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission. DO NOT include your name on the pages of the manuscript. Any submission with identifying material will be disqualified.
  • All current and former Bayou staff, as well as current or former students of either judge, are ineligible to submit.
We highly encourage all submissions be made online through our submissions manager. 

To submit via snail mail, follow the above submission guidelines and mail with $20 check or money order made out to UNO Foundation.

Mail to:

Bayou Magazine c/o
(James Knudsen Prize for Fiction or Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry)
Department of English University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Bayou Magazine adheres to the CLMP Contest Code of Ethics.

Note: UNO students and alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years are not eligible for publication in Bayou Magazine. We encourage the UNO affiliated to check out our sister magazine, Ellipsis.

Call for Poetry Submissions: Rat's Ass Review

Rat’s Ass Review, an online poetry journal, is currently soliciting submissions for its winter reading period, which ends December 1, 2015. 

Submission guidelines and other information regarding Rat’s Ass Review are available at Rat’s Ass Review. 

Call for Fiction and Poetry Submissions: Day One

Day One is a digital weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from debut writers. Each issue showcases one writer and poet and includes an introduction from the editor, an interview with the authors, and occasional bonus content. Each issue also features cover art commissioned from emerging artists and illustrators.
Day One has been proud to feature a diverse array of writers from all backgrounds, including emerging fiction writers such as Brittany Bennett, Lincoln Michel, Lauren Acampora, and Juliana Wang, and new poets like Nate Marshall, Ocean Vuong, and Nicole Sealey.
To submit, follow the guidelines below and send your work in one Word doc. to Morgan Parker, Editor, at:
dayone-submissionsATamazonDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.
-Poets should submit 4-6 previously unpublished poems with an author bio
-We accept poetry from writers who have yet to publish a full-length book (poets with chapbook publications and self-published books are eligible to submit)
-We’re looking for your best work: poetry that’s lyrically engaging, thoughtful and relatable
-We accept fiction submissions from 3,000 – 20,000 words from writers who have yet to publish a novel or short story collection
-Please send contact information, a brief description, and an author bio along with your story
-We’re looking for character-driving literary fiction that merges sharp, fresh writing with an engaging narrative

Call for Poetry Submissions to Anthology about Dolls: Terrapin Books

Submit for a forthcoming anthology of poems about Dolls, to be published by Terrapin Books in spring 2016.

We will consider poems about any of the following: All different kinds of dolls; Doll Collections / Doll Collectors; Doll Houses; Boys Who Play with Dolls; Women Treated Like Dolls; Puppets / Marionettes / Ventriloquist Dummies; Stuffed Animals, and more.


Submission Period: Monday, November 2, 2015, thru Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Send 3-5 poems about dolls.

Include a 50-75 word bio with your submission.

Previously published is fine as long as you can grant permission to reprint.

Send in the body of an email or as an attachment to:

terrapinbksATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

See website for full guidelines.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Call for Submissions: Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing

Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing is accepting submissions for their Spring 2016 issue. Past contributors have included William Logan, Sonja Livingston, Ian Duhig, Ada Limón, Randall Mann, Marion Roach Smith and others.

Submission guidelines for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, artwork, interviews or articles/essays on the craft of writing are available here.

Call for Nonfiction: Story Club Magazine

We are now reading submissions for Story Club Magazine! We accept pieces of nonfiction, 2000 words or less, that were first performed in front of an audience. We publish three Issues a year and a Story of the Week every Wednesday.

To submit, please email your piece as a .doc, .docx, or PDF and include your name, the title of the piece, your contact information, and the name of the show where you performed the piece.

Email to:

submissionsATstoryclubmagazineDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) 

Please include any audio/video you may have of the performance. We pay $25 for Stories of the Week and $50 for pieces that make it into our Issues. We request first serial North American and electronic rights. All other rights remain with the author. 

For a sense of what we're looking for, please check out our latest Issue and our manifesto.

Nonfiction Competition for Writers Under 35: 2016 PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize

2016 PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize ($10,000)

Awarded to a promising writer under the age of 35 for an unpublished work of nonfiction that addresses a global and/or multicultural issue.

Reading Fee: $35 

Award: $10,000 prize; winner is honored at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony

Enter: Submit online with Submittable. Application requires short description of work, applicant’s resume/CV, and manuscript. Unpublished works can be anywhere between 8,000 and 80,000 words. Short- and long-form works will be given equal consideration.

Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015

Complete details at our website.

Call for Submissions: Barking Sycamores

Barking Sycamores is a literary journal publishing poetry, short fiction (1000 words or less), creative nonfiction (8,500 words or less), and art by neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists. We seek on the theme of “Reconstruction” for Issue 8 (Winter/Spring 2016). In addition to poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork we also seek essays on neurodivergence and how it impacts the creation of literary works.
Submission period: October 20 – December 19, 2015.
Creatives are invited to submit works which interpret the theme as broadly or as narrowly as desired. We especially invite works which address the following: the act of rebuilding that which has been damaged or destroyed; the end product of such acts of reconstruction; a creation of a past event or artifact based on available information; the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction in United States history; social justice; works focused on social, racial, or other types of inequality; and civil rights. We also invite works which are themselves a reconstruction of the author’s own work of poetry, fiction, art, or creative non-fiction which has been destroyed or damaged — for those types of works, we also strongly suggest the inclusion of process notes along with the submitted piece(s).
The philosophy of our journal is unique, so we ask that interested creatives consult our submission guidelines before sending any work to us.
N.I. Nicholson
Barking Sycamores
a journal for neurodivergent literature and its craft

Poetry Competition: Gemini Magazine

Gemini Magazine is now accepting entries for its sixth annual Poetry Open competition.

Details at our website.

The grand prize is $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions will each receive $25. All six finalists will be published online in the March 2016 issue of Gemini.

The entry fee is $5 for each batch of three poems.

Email and postmark deadline: January 2, 2016.

We are open to any type of poetry, any subject matter, any length. Scroll down the Poetry Open page to see the broad range of work from previous winners and finalists.

Thank you,
David Bright, Editor
Gemini Magazine

Poetry Competition for Poets in Washington DC Metro Area: Moving Words

Moving Words is a public art program reaching thousands of commuters. The 16th annual poetry contest is now open for submissions. Six winning poems will be printed on colorful placards and displayed inside Arlington Transit’s ART Buses for three months (April - September 2016). Winners will receive an honorarium of $250 and a public reading in Arlington, Virginia.

Poets who live in the greater Washington DC Metro transit area and are over 18 years old are eligible. Judge: Francisco Aragon.

No fee to enter.

Deadline: January 11, 2016.

Sponsored by Arlington Cultural Affairs.