Saturday, October 9, 2021

Call for Submissions: table//FEAST Literary Magazine

A feast is something held by humans for millennia; throughout our terms of evolution, even. A feast Fa├žade. Gladness. Celebration. Even silence that’s a measure of closeness or distance. Mourning.

Food is the first gift we receive. The first reward we receive for our cries. And at feasts, stories are told. Songs recited. Prayers said. Family tensions spewed. Admittances of infidelity. Demands for divorce. Coming outs. And more.

Since our ancestors roamed the world hunting for new horizons; we have always gathered around a hearth to share a meal. Sometimes we’d run into strangers. And share.

We are not a food magazine or recipe outlet. We are about stories that have been shared throughout time that have transformed through modern details. Maybe some new ones, too. We are a humble, paying market.We do not have fees. Yet. When we do contests and contributor pay outs, we match a percent of the winnings and donate it to a charity or non profit somehow tied to food or nourishment.

Deadline for regular Submissions: Oct. 31, 2021


Each poem is awarded $15.00 USD and each writer may submit up to 4 poems.

Each short story is awarded $30.00 USD; only 1 is accepted per writer.

Each piece of creative non fiction is awarded $30.00 USD; only 1 is accepted per writer.

Each image of artwork is awarded $20.00 USD and artists may submit up to 3 works.

  • We are an online magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
  • We are currently in the process of filing paperwork to become an official non profit literary magazine.
  • We only use PayPal and Venmo for contributor payouts at this time
Submit your work here.

Call for Submissions on Theme of "Recovery": Bellevue Literary Review

BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for a special issue devoted to recovery, which has become even more dimensional as we grapple with the fallout of medical disasters, environmental catastrophe, economic devastation, and political upheaval.
Submissions accepted September 1–December 31.
Please visit our website for more information.

Call for Poetry Submissions from Children: Rattle Young Poets Anthology

Rattle Young Poets Anthology Guidelines

1) Poems may be submitted by the poet, or by the poet’s parent/legal guardian, or teacher. Teachers may select at most five students per year and submit on their behalf (in a single submission), with the assurance to us that you will be able to help us get a parent’s signed permission prior to publication. Please remember that we will be choosing up to 20 poems from thousands submitted—try not to get anyone’s hopes up prematurely.

2) The author of the poem must have been age 15 or younger when the poem was written, and 18 or younger when submitted.

3) The poets may use their whole name, first name, or a pseudonym at their parents’ discretion. We will not publish any contact information.

4) Submit up to four poems at a time, in one file through the Submittable button below.

5) Upon acceptance, a parent or legal guardian must sign a release allowing us to publish the poem.

6) All contributors receive ten complimentary copies of the print anthology, which will also be shipped to all Rattle subscribers. Parents and family members may purchase additional copies at our cost to print/ship.

7) Only submissions through Submittable will be accepted. Include the parent/guardian’s name and mailing address, and the child’s age when the poems were written somewhere within the document.

Deadline: Nov. 16, 2021

Submit your work here.

Writing Competition: december's 2022 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

The entry period for the 2022 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize is OPEN. We are open for contest submissions through December 1.

THIS YEAR’S JUDGE IS Grace Cavalieri.

1st Prize: $1,500 and publication
Honorable Mention: $500 and publication
All finalists published in Spring/Summer 2022 Awards issue. Finalists will be paid at regular contributor rates.


Submissions are open between October 1, 2021, and December 1, 2021. You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry should include no more than three poems. Name and address on cover letter only. No identifying information on poems.

$20 fee per entry includes copy of Awards issue.

Each submission is carefully considered for publication. Please submit previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry.


december accepts submissions online through Submittable.

december does not accept simultaneous submissions. We respond as quickly as possible (contest submissions may not be responded to until after the close of the contest when all submissions have been considered.)

december also accepts submissions through the U.S. mail. If submitting by mail, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage, your $20.00 entry fee (check or cash — NO MONEY ORDERS), and indicate if you would like your manuscript returned.

december assumes no responsibility for delayed, lost, or damaged manuscripts.

Address postal submissions and correspondence to:

P.O. Box 16130
St. Louis, MO 63105

Submission link here.

Writing Competition for Nebraska Writers: Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Established in 1984, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award introduces emerging writers to the New York City literary community. The prestigious award, which aims to provide promising writers a network for professional advancement, has helped to launch the careers of Sue Monk Kidd (The Invention of Wings, The Secret Life of Bees), Lidia Yuknavitch (The Book of Joan), Bryn Chancellor (Sycamore: A Novel), David Mura (Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei), and others.

Since Poets & Writers began the Writers Exchange in 1984, one-hundred-and-eight writers from forty-two states and the District of Columbia have been selected to participate.

The award is generously supported by Maureen Mahon Egen, a member of the Poets & Writers Board of Directors.

This year, Nebraska has been selected for Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Writers from the state of Nebraska are invited to apply for the 2022 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. One fiction writer and one poet will be selected. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. This year’s judges are Ru Freeman for fiction and Sandra Lim for poetry.

Entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2022.

More information here.

Call for Submissions: Oyster River Pages


Oyster River Pages Special Issue

We think about it. We live in it. A world that both explores and hides the sensuality and sexuality hidden within us and what’s around us. We all have our stories, experiences, and thoughts on what it means to teeter the lines of sexuality in ourselves.

Now through November 15, ORP’s special issue is seeking to accept poetry, fiction, and visual art that centers your experiences in love and life. Although we are looking to accept work from many creatives, we are looking to center the work of individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled people.

Call for Submissions: Book of Matches


Book of Matches seeks Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation

Deadline: December 8, 2021

Submissions are officially reopened. We welcome your best poems, short fiction/nonfiction, and translation. That is, your most meaningful lies, your real lives, and the poetry of both. Please refrain from sending overtly political or Covid-centered work.

All submissions due in by no later than December 8, 2021.

Book of Matches is currently an online flipbook and pdf formatted journal, but will transition to print when feasible. Book of Matches nominates for both major and minor prizes.