Saturday, October 28, 2017

Writing Competition: Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest


In the wake of Earth’s hottest year on record, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever. But how do we come to grips with what climate change looks like for real people in actual places? We’re looking for stories that illustrate, explore, or illuminate the impact of climate change on humanity and/or the Earth.

Individuals may submit up to one work of short fiction under 5,000 words.

Work will be selected and judged by New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson.

The winning story will receive a $1,000 prize. Selected work will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University.

For more information and guidelines, visit the contest website. The submissions page can also be accessed directly here. Last year’s anthology can also be downloaded for free.

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

Call for Submissions: Tammy

Tammy is reading submissions for its ninth issue. Founded in 2009, Tammy is a print journal and chapbook publisher from the esteemed fringes and unguarded egresses of American letters. Our issues have featured writers such as Ashley M. Jones, Lydia Davis, Ottessa Moshfegh, Sarah Gerard, Ander Monson, Kamen Hilliard, and Abraham Smith. JoAnna Novak, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, and Thomas Cook are the Editors and Publishers.
Please submit at our Submittable page through December 1.We look forward to reading your work!

Call for Submissions from Undergraduate Students: 30 North

30 North, one of the few nationwide undergraduate literary journals in the country, is now open for submissions. We are dedicated to publishing annually the finest in undergraduate poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and artwork in our print journal. All submitters must be enrolled in a two or four year undergraduate institution at the time of submission.

For more information and to submit, please visit our website.

Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women over 50: QuillsEdge Press

QuillsEdge Press is thrilled to announce that our 2017 Chapbook Contest will be judged by Judith Vollmer. Our theme this year is "In Transition." This contest is open to all women poets over the age of 50.

Submissions accepted between Oct. 1st and Jan. 1st. 

Sliding-scale submission fees. 

For full guidelines, please visit our website.

Thanks for supporting small presses and the work of women poets over 50!

Call for Submissions: Gulf Stream Magazine

Gulf Stream Magazine is currently open for submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for its fall issue. Submit via Submittable or post mail. Please view our submissions page for more details.
Gulf Stream Magazine has been publishing emerging and established writers of exceptional fiction, nonfiction, and poetry since 1989. Past contributors include Sherman Alexie, Steve Almond, Jan Beatty, Lee Martin, Robert Wrigley, Dennis Lehane, Liz Robbins, Stuart Dybek, David Kirby, Ann Hood, Ha Jin, B.H. Fairchild, Naomi Shihab Nye, F. Daniel Rzicznek, and Connie May Fowler. Gulf Stream Magazine is supported by the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Writing Competition: 2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

2018 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

$1,000 advance plus publication, awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories

Reading Fee $30

Enter September 1–December 31, 2017

Press 53 Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Kevin Morgan Watson will judge
Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2018
Complete details here.

Previous winners:
2014—Wendy J. Fox of Denver, Colorado
2015—Elizabeth Gonzalez of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2016—Dennis McFadden of Ballston Spa, New York
2017—Stephanie Carpenter of Hancock, Michigan

Writing Competition for High School Students: 3rd Annual "Storytellers of Tomorrow"

The 3rd Annual “Storytellers of Tomorrow” High School Creative Writing Contest

The Ringling College of Art + Design Creative Writing Program was created to support, empower, and honor young writers. It’s an exciting time to be a writer thanks to the increasing number of narrative possibilities that new technologies and media offer. We believe that well-told stories can speak truths and communicate ideas in a way that nothing else can.

To that end, we’re inviting all high-school age students to submit unpublished, original English-language stories of up to 2,000 words in length for the 3rd Annual “Storytellers of Tomorrow” Contest. The criteria for earning prizes in this contest is simply overall quality, meaning that well-edited, engaging, and evocative stories have the best chance of wowing the judges.

Submission Guidelines: Send your story as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment through email. Along with your submission, please include your name, your high school, your current grade level, and a few sentences about your background in writing, your hobbies/interests, or anything else you’d like to share to give us a stronger sense of who you are.

Students are asked to send no more than one (1) submission per category. The two categories are Literary Stories (think Tim O’Brien, O. Henry, John Green, and Alice Walker) or Genre Stories (think Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allen Poe, J.K. Rowling, and Philip K. Dick). Students can submit work to both contests if they choose. While these submissions can be traditional short stories, we are also quite open to graphic narratives, scripts, picture book manuscripts, comics, and other literary forms/blends for either submission category.

Submission Address:
creativewritingATringlingDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

(please include “Storytellers of Tomorrow” in the subject line)

Submission Period: Sept 1, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
(Winners will be notified in January 2018)

Initial Judges: The Ringling College of Art + Design Creative Writing Program faculty
Final Judge: Virgil Suarez, author of Latin Jazz and The Soviet Circus Comes to Havana & Other Stories

Entry Fee: None

Prizes in each category:
1st prize: $200 & a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt
2nd prize: $100 & a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt
3rd prize: $50 & a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt

**The judges reserve the right to award as many Honorable Mentions as the submissions merit. This honor includes each author receiving a Ringling College of Art + Design t-shirt.

**The top winner in each category will have the opportunity for their story to be published in Shift, the Creative Writing Program’s new literary arts journal. Beyond that one-time publication, authors retain all rights to their stories.

Call for Submissions: Placeholder Magazine

No submission fee. Year-round reading period. Seeking original poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and visual arts.

About Us:
Placeholder Magazine is a fiercely independent critical voice covering contemporary arts, culture, and literature. We are a not-for-profit arts organization led entirely by volunteers. Through print and digital mediums, we provide an accessible forum for diverse voices.

To see what has been published on Placeholder check out our website. 

Nonfiction includes news articles, opinion pieces, how-to articles, profile and interview pieces, exposés, human interest articles, essays, humor and satire, historical articles, inspirational pieces, research articles, and round-ups. We’re open to a lot. Surprise us!

We accept all narrative styles and forms. Send us your masterpiece! Short stories must be under 6,000 words.

Poetry can be of any length, style, or topic. You may send up to 5 poems at a time.

Visual Media:
Art and Photography must have a quality of 72+ DPI, without a watermark. Please include a description of your work/submission. Accepted file types are JPG, JPEG, PNG and total email file size should be under 10MB. Can be individual images or a series/project. If it is a project and file size exceeds 10MB, send it through Google Drive or Dropbox.

To submit your work, email us at:

submissionsATplaceholdermagDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Please include the type of submission in the subject line (Example: Opinion Submission, Photo Submission, Satire Submission, etc.)

For more information regarding submissions please go here.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Call for Submissions on Current Events: Tapes From the Outside: Golden Walkman Magazine

Tapes From The Outside is Golden Walkman Magazine’s new call for submissions for work in response to current events. Guidelines are below:

Send one (1) piece of writing (regardless of genre) that responds to an ongoing current event or something that has occurred within the past two weeks attached as a Word document or PDF file

Include a couple of sentences in the body of your email explaining to which event the piece of writing is responding

(optional) Attach an audio file (.mp3/.mp4/.wav) that includes your name, the title, the piece of writing, and a short explanation of your process writing the piece

Send all submissions to:

goldwalkmagATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

with "TFTO" included somewhere in your subject line

All info and other calls for submissions here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Poetry Competition: SLAB Literary Magazine

SLAB Literary Magazine is now accepting entries for the 2018 Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest!

Contest Deadline: December 15, 2017

Contest Fee: $10, which includes a subscription to SLAB

Guidelines: Pay online and submit up to three (3) unpublished poems through SLAB's online submission manager.

*All manuscripts are submitted to the readers and judges anonymously.
*Current and former students of the judge are ineligible to enter.

Prize: Winner receives $600 and publication; Runner-up receives $400 and publication; all entries will be considered for publication.

Judge: Lori Jakiela, author of several poetry collections, most recently Spot the Terrorist! (Turning Point, 2012), and the creative nonfiction collections, The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious and Miss New York Has Everything.

Call for Submissions: South 85 Journal

South 85 Journal is an online literary journal published by the Converse College Low Residency MFA Program.
We are currently seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for our Spring/Fall 2017 issue.
No fee to submit. More information here.

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Call for Submissions to Anthology: Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet

Volume III of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet will be published by Press 53 in the Fall of 2018. Submissions are open through Submittable now through November 30, 2017.

Everywhere Stories is an anthology series of short fiction set around the world. We will NOT repeat countries (except the US, where we will not repeat states), so be sure to review the submission guidelines to see what countries we've already covered.

No maximum or minimum length.

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone 

Sliver of Stone's 15th issue is now available online.

We are a bi-annual, online literary magazine dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe.

In this issue: Visual Art by Henry Hu and Fabrice Poussin. Nonfiction by Rachel Richardson and Jena Schwartz. Poetry by Jennifer A. Reimer, Robert Beveridge, CL Bledsoe, Susan J. Erickson, Karen L. George, Barbara Laiolo-March (here and here), and January Pearson. Fiction by Leah Browing, Elise Glassman, Ken Poyner, and Mika Yamamoto. New Publication: Jennifer McCauley and Susanna Lang. Behind the Scenes with Sliver of Stone editors.

Check out our past contributors, such as Lynne Barrett, Kim Barnes, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Barbara Hamby, Allison Joseph, J. Michael Lennon, Dinty W. Moore, Matthew Sharpe, and many talented others. Past interviews with Paul D. Brazill, Janet Burroway, Edwidge Danticat, Beverly Donofrio, Dean Koontz, K.A. Laity, Susan Orlean, Les Standiford, José Ignacio Valenzuela, and Mark Vonnegut.

We're now looking for submissions for our 16th issue!

DEADLINE: January 15, 2018

Call for Poetry Submissions: Hartskill Review

Hartskill Review is looking for poetry submissions for its Winter 2017 issue. Open to long poems.

Submission website.

General Guidelines
  • Submissions should meet the following criteria:
  • Submit 1-3 poems at a time.
  • Gather your submission into one file.
  • Poems should be single spaced on the page.
  • Submit rich, complex, and ambitious poems that reward repeated readings.
  • Submit poems that mean something to you and stand a chance of meaning something to others.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay (but please send notice if accepted elsewhere).
  • Please include a short biographical note about yourself and your work.

Hartskill Review is a print journal.
No submission fee; pays one contributor copy.
Responds in 2-6 weeks.

More details are at the website.

Writing Competition: Palooka Press Chapbook Contest

Announcing Palooka Press Chapbook Contest 


The press was founded to offer a publishing opportunity for writers seeking a home for shorter manuscripts.


We take great pride in reading every word and giving each manuscript its due attention. We consider manuscripts of all types, styles, and genres and aren't looking for a particular aesthetic. We're willing to give anything a fair chance. All pieces within entries are also considered for publication in the magazine. Please send your best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid genres. Manuscripts should be roughly 30-50 pages, but we're flexible. The $10 entry fee comes with an electronic issue of Palooka. 


*Publication by Palooka Press (a perfect-bound book with a glossy color cover)
*$300 honorarium

*20 free copies of the book

*A bio and photo featured on our website

*Chapbook will be sent out for review and promotion

DEADLINE: May 15, 2018 

All submissions are read "blind" to ensure pure contest ethics.. The contest judge is Jonathan Starke, the founding editor of Palooka. Jonathan has published essays, stories, poetry, and plays in The Sun, Missouri Review, Threepenny Review, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Greensboro Review, Brevity, River Teeth, and Fourth Genre, among others. 


*Amount: Multiple submissions are permitted.
*Page count: 30-50 pages, roughly, but we're open to more or less.

*Formatting: No author information on the manuscript.

*Bio section: Please identify the manuscript as fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narrative, or hybrid.

*Simultaneous submissions: Encouraged. Please withdraw your manuscript if accepted elsewhere.

*It's OK if some of the work has been previously published; proper citations will be made.

SUBMIT here. 


For questions, please e-mail the editor at

palooka [at] (Change [at] to @ )

Writing Competition and Masters Workshop: Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards & Masters Workshop

Deadline Oct. 31: Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards & Masters Workshop 

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry entries are now being accepted for the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards writing competition and Masters Workshop.

First-place winners in each category receive $1,000, second-place winners $500, and third-place winners $250. All winners earn scholarships to the March 12-13 Masters Workshop on the University of Arizona campus. The top 50 entrants are invited to attend the workshop ($300), which past participants have described as “transformative” and its faculty as “absolutely top-notch.” 

2018 Masters Workshop faculty: Mary Jo Bang, Kevin Canty, Roy Peter Clark, Ron Hansen, Stephanie Powell Watts, and Katharine Sands of the Sarah Jane Freymann literary agency.

Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. 

For more information and to submit an entry, go here

For questions, contact 

mastersATtucsonfestivalofbooksDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to , )

Writing Competition: Parks & Points Annual Essay Contest

Parks & Points Annual Essay Contest 

Parks & Points' second annual essay contest, this year judged by Melissa Faliveno of Poets & Writers Magazine, is now open. 

Fall 2017 Essay Contest

Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays need not be about a U.S. national park—national forests, municipal and state parks, BLM lands, beaches, lakeshores, campgrounds, designated woodlands—and more—are great subjects. Also note that the writer does not need to be the subject of the essay. First, second and third place entries will be published on Parks and Points, as will the names of finalists. All entries are considered for publication.

Winners will be selected by contest judge Melissa Faliveno, Senior Editor of Poets & Writers magazine.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. E.D.T.


We have chosen prizes that we hope will support your impulse to travel:
1st Place $250 Southwest Airlines gift card
2nd Place $150 Marriott gift card
3rd Place $50 AirBnB gift card
Honorable Mention awardees will receive a copy of the book Crown Jewel Wilderness, The Making of North Cascades National Park, by Lauren Danner


Winners will be announced by November 30, 2017 and published on Parks and Points shortly thereafter.

Submissions of original and previously unpublished work should be no more than 1,500 words. Facebook and blog posts are considered “published” writing.
Upon publication all rights to written work will revert to the author.
A $3 submission fee is required to enter. Multiple entries are permitted, but each requires a separate entry.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dear America: Reflections on Race (The Geeky Press)

I'm pleased to share that my poem, "Point of View," will be published in the forthcoming anthology, Dear America: Reflections on Race (The Geeky Press). The anthology will be published on Nov. 4, 2017 and is now available for preorder.

You can read more about the project here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Writing Competitions: Hidden River Arts

Two of our competitions are deadlining November 15, 2017: The Blue Mountain Novel Award and the Hidden River Review Short Play Award.

The Blue Mountain Novel Award

Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication on our Hidden River Press imprint of Hidden River Publishing to an original, unpublished novel of any length. The deadline for all manuscript submissions is November 15, 2017. Winner will be announced in June of 2018 . 

Entry fee: $25 US. This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English. We accept simultaneous submissions, and ask only that you notify us immediately if your book has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

All submissions must include name, address, telephone number, email, website (if you have one), a brief biography, outline, full synopsis and full manuscript. Online submissions are required. Please note that, when submitting online, all materials must be combined into ONE document before uploading. Be sure to upload all required materials, including the synopsis BEFORE the manuscript, which should be uploaded last. To submit online please go to our Submittable Page for the Blue Mountain Novel Award.

All awards are decided by Hidden River staff, and decisions are final. 


Hidden River Review Short Play Award
Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication in The Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters for an unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.
Eligible: Any previously unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.

The full script should be submitted, along with a brief bio, synopsis and character breakdown. Any scripts submitted without the synopsis and breakdown will be disqualified.

Please note: As long as the play is unpublished, and has not received a full production (readings, workshops, showcases are all FINE) at the time of submission, you are not required to withdrawal the manuscript if you receive a production offer during our deliberation process. We do request, however, that you withdraw your manuscript should you receive an offer of publication, since publication is part of this prize. All submissions should be made to Submittable.
We also accept multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions.

Reading fee: $17
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Announcements of the winning script will be made online, so please BOOKMARK our blog to stay up-to-date on all activities.

The winning script is chosen by our Hidden River staff, and all decisions are final.
More information about Hidden River in general is found at our website.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Call for Submissions: Bloodletters Literary Magazine

Bloodletters Literary Magazine – A Space For Healing is a journal for those who have been affected by physical, mental or emotional trauma. We seek the best unpublished nonfiction and poetry intended to heal.
The trauma spectrum is long and broad. Trauma means living with and through abuse and assault. It’s being violated. It’s being held at gunpoint. It’s returning home after facing the horrors of war. It’s being physically or emotionally tortured. The definition of trauma is very individual, and different for everyone – the experiences may be different, but the effects are often the same.
Tell us how you endured, moved on, and got past your trauma. It could help someone else understand and come to terms with their own experience.
Please visit our website for more information and to get a feel for the kind of writing we seek.
Send submissions to:
bloodletterslitmag[AT]gmail[DOT]com (Change [AT] to @ and [DOT] to . )
View our submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions: Blue River Review

Blue River Review submissions now open. We are looking for the best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by new or published authors. Submission is free, and for submission instructions please visit our website.

Submissions accepted year round.

More announcements are on the way, so check up here on and follow us on Twitter @bluerivermag.

Hannah Kludy & Hannah Clark
Co-managers, Blue River Review

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program. Published bi-annually, we seek to celebrate contemporary creative writers in both the local area and beyond by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In that spirit, we also provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production as a preparation for work in the publishing industry.

Call for Submissions: Inscape Magazine

Now in its 46th year of publication, Inscape, the literary magazine of Washburn University, seeks high-quality poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art for its 2018 issue. The best submission in each genre will receive a $100 Editors’ Choice Award and be nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Submission deadline: October 31, 2017

Call for Submissions: Bracken

Bracken magazine is open to submissions for Issue V. We are a literary magazine with leaning toward magic realism and old-world storytelling, and yes we love the woods. We are looking for short fiction (under 2500 words), poetry, and art. We pay $.02/word for fiction, $15/poem, and negotiated rate for covers.

Writing Fellowships: The Fine Arts Work Center


Each year, the Fine Arts Work Center awards ten Fellowships to emerging* writers in fiction and poetry. Each Fellow stays for seven months, and is provided with living space and a modest stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their Fellowships in any way. The term of the upcoming Fellowship is October 1, 2018 to May 1, 2019.  

About the Fine Arts Work Center:

Located at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Work Center offers a unique residency for emerging writers and visual artists. Former writing Fellows--nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books--have won every major national award in writing, including eight Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, and dozens of Guggenheim Fellowships. Former writing Fellows include Michael Cunningham, Louise Glück, Denis Johnson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marie Howe, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

To Apply:

Submit 15 pages of poetry or 35 pages of fiction, along with a CV, optional personal statement, and $50 application fee. Application available here.

For more information, see our website or contact Sophia Starmack, Fellowship Writing Coordinator, at:

sstarmackATfawcDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
*FAWC defines "emerging writers" as those who have not yet published a full-length creative work in any  genre. See website for complete guidelines.

Call for Submissions: Nebo: A Literary Journal

Calling all poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, graphic novelists, and visual artists!
Please consider submitting your work to Nebo: A Literary Journal, Arkansas Tech University’s literary journal. Nebo has been publishing quality work for 45 years and has published writers from all over the world.
Nebo accepts submissions year round. We’re interested in all kinds of creative work—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, comics, art, etc.
Send your submissions as an attachment to:
neboATatuDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Please include a brief, 3rd person author bio of no more than 100 words.

Simultaneous submissions and multiple submissions are fine. Please let us know if your work gets accepted for publication elsewhere.

We are also happy to consider reprints from print journals. Please let us know where the piece was published previously.

Submissions should include no more than 5,000 words of prose, five poems, or 20 pages of comics.

Call for Submissions: Red Earth Review

Red Earth Review, a literary magazine published by the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University, is now accepting submissions for our sixth edition. Much like the program that shares its name, Red Earth Review seeks writers who are genuine, grounded, and fearless. Send us poetry or prose that is firm in the foundation of its craft and steadfast in its soul. Our submission guidelines are below. We look forward to reading your work.

We accept fiction, both literary and genre, creative nonfiction, poetry, and encourage new and emerging writers to submit.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017 or 300 submissions, whichever comes first. The target release date is July 2018.

Submit one to five previously unpublished poems or one short story (fewer than 7,500 words) or one essay (fewer than 7,500 words). Poets: Please submit each work separately--in other words, please do not put more than one poem in a file. You'll need to make new submissions for each poem. Submissions should be in a word document file (.doc or .docx).

If our Submittable page says "No Active Categories," before November 1, then we have reached 300 submissions. Red Earth Review has chosen to limit the number of submissions in order to assure that we can give submissions the readings they deserve. Please include a bio in the bio section of the submission form; bios must be 150 words or less. Submissions that do not follow guidelines on the Submittable page will not be read.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your submitted work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission using your Submittable account.

Payment is a contributor’s copy of Red Earth Review. After first publication, all rights revert to the author/artist.

We reserve the right to determine whether material submitted should be published or not.

For more information and to read free PDFs of Issues 1 through 5, check out our website.

Call for Submissions: Glassworks

Glassworks, the literary magazine of Rowan University’s Master of Arts in Writing graduate program, seeks work to be considered for publication.

Glassworks publishes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, hybrid pieces, craft essays, new media, and art both digitally and in print. We are currently reading until December 15, 2017 for our spring and fall 2018 print issues.

We also publish flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays monthly in our online edition Flash Glass. Submissions for Flash Glass are accepted on a year-round, rolling basis.

More information about our magazine, sample issues, and our submission manager can be found at our website.

Call for Submissions: The Hitchlit Review

The Hitchlit Review Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction on the Theme of Women and Secularism
Deadline: November 17, 2017
The Hitchlit Review is seeking high-quality submissions that explore secularism(s) and feminism(s) for our “Women’s Issue.” Some themes we’d love to see explored:

-Education & Secularism
-Romantic Partnerships & Secularism
-Workplace Secularism
-Domestic Secularism
-Race & Secularism
-Indigenous Feminism & Secularism
-Islamic Feminism & Secularism
-International Secularism
Of course, we don’t always know what we want until we see it, so if your writing approaches feminism and secularism, we’d love to see it. It’s also worth noting, we the editors believe the best submissions explore these issues obliquely, with subtlety, and push beyond easy stereotypes.
We’re looking for short fiction up to 3500 words, flash fiction up to 1000 words, poetry (no poems longer than two pages), and creative nonfiction up to 3500 words. You are welcome to submit in one category for this issue only. We are open to experimental styles as well as writing with more traditional narrative focuses. Above all we want your literary approaches to secularism and feminism. International writers who write in English are welcome—and translations are welcome on a case-by-case basis. Please query us with your translation project.
Submissions can be sent in an attachment (word documents and pdfs only) to
hitchlitreviewATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
with the subject line “Women’s Issue.”

For more detailed submission guidelines, see our website.

Writing Competition: The Frost Place Chapbook Competition

The Frost Place Chapbook Competition 

Submissions open October 1 for the Frost Place Chapbook Competition, open to all poets writing in English.

Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018

In summer 2018, the winner’s chapbook will be published by Bull City Press, and the winner will receive 10 complimentary copies (from a print run of 300), and a $250.00 stipend. The winner will also receive a full fellowship to attend the five-and-a-half-day Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place in August 2018, including room and board (a cash value of approximately $1,500.00), and will give a featured reading from the chapbook at the Seminar. In addition, the chapbook fellow will have the option to spend one week living and writing in The Frost Place House-Museum in September 2018 (peak leaf season in the White Mountains), at a time agreed upon by the fellow and The Frost Place.

The 2018 judge is Sandra Lim.