Saturday, April 10, 2021

Call for Submissions: Chestnut Review

CHESTNUT REVIEW (“for stubborn artists”) 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 $100 and a copy of the annual anthology of four issues (released each summer). 

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!

Call for Submissions: Warp 10 Lit

Warp 10 Lit Seeks Sci-fi and Sci-fi Inspired Work

Deadline: Year-round

Have a poem or story about Star Trek, trekkies, or anything related to science fiction? Send it to Warp 10 Lit! We take submissions year-round and accept essays about sci-fi or sci-fi franchises as well.

Learn more about our guidelines here.

Writing Competition and Call for Submissions: december

december announces the 2021 Curt Johnson Prose Awards

Submissions are OPEN from March 1 to May 1. Thank you for your submissions. We look forward to reading your work!

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Curt Johnson Prose Awards are open and will be judged by our editorial team. Prizes are $1,500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2021 issue for First Place (fiction and nonfiction); $500 and publication in our Fall/Winter 2020 issue for honorable mention (fiction and nonfiction). All finalists will be listed in the awards issue.

Entry Fee: $20.00


Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Name and address on cover letter only. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue.


december accepts submissions online through Submittable. General submissions guidelines and contest guidelines posted on Submittable page.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but we generally provide a response within six to eight weeks.

Call for Submissions: Superpresent

Superpresent is a quarterly magazine of the arts. Superpresent is available free online and a limited run of hard copies is printed for each issue. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art.

We accepts submissions from anywhere in the world.

No fees for submission.

The theme for the Summer Issue is “The Mind at Play.”

There are four deadlines for submission each year.

  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1
  • December 1 

Superpresent is available free online and a limited run of hard copies is printed for each issue. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art.

Visual Art Guidelines:

  • We will accept art in JPEG format.
  • Artwork must be 300 dpi or higher.
  • All artwork must be at least 8.5’’ x 11’’ to fit in the magazine.
  • Up to three images may be submitted
Written Guidelines :
  • We accept submissions in DOC, DOCX, and RTF formats.
  • For poetry, up to three poems, one per page
  • Essays and short stories should be 500-2000 words.
Video and Sound Guidelines:
  • Send a link to the video or sound file posting (Youtube, etc)
  • Provide a short description of the piece (up to 100 words)
  • For videos provide up to three still images

Include a 50-100 word bio written in the third person with your submission.

Please send your submissions to:

Copyright and publication specifications: First Serial Rights

Call for Submissions on Themes of Justice: J Journal

Submission Guidelines

J Journal seeks new writing – fiction, creative nonfiction (1st person narrative, personal essay, memoir) and poetry – that takes on justice. Our most powerful pieces relate tangentially to the justice theme, though we do occasionally publish work that speaks directly of crime, criminal justice, law, and law enforcement. As a literary project, however, J Journal is less likely to publish straightforward genre fiction. We look for writing brave enough to find the justice question in the ordinary.

Email up to three poems or up to 6000 words of fiction/nonfiction to:

Or send your submission to:

Editors, J Journal
Department of English
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019

​Manuscripts should include an email address for reply. All manuscripts will be recycled.

Call for Submissions: Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Submission Guidelines

Assisi currently accepts submissions on a rolling basis. All submissions must be done through our Submittable site.

PLEASE NOTE: Accepted work WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED IMMEDIATELY. We publish either two issues a year – Fall, which appears in December, and Spring, which appears in June – or a Fall/Spring Double issue in June.

There is a limit of 1 submission in each genre per person within any 6-month time period. Please see our Submittable site for further details.

We generally do not reprint previously published work, although occasional exceptions may be made to this policy for editorial purposes. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as they are indicated as such and Assisi is notified immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.

Assisi holds first rights for publication; we also reserve the right to use your name and the title of your work in press releases and on our social media pages. Beyond this use, and following publication in Assisi, rights revert to the author/artist providing Assisi is acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.

Writing Competition: The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest

NOW OPEN: Flash Fiction Contest!

Guest Judge: Stuart Dybek

$3,500 Awarded 

Our love of flash fiction runs deep. We are proud to offer a contest dedicated solely to flash. The winning writer will be awarded $3000 and publication in The Masters Review. Second and third place will be awarded $300 and $200, respectively, as well as publication. So here it is: a home for your very best small fiction.


  • Stories under 1000 words
  • $20 entry fee allows up to two stories (each under 1000 words) – if submitting two stories, please put them both in a SINGLE document
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
  • Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.)
  • International submissions allowed
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication

To view a list of our most commonly asked questions regarding submitting to The Masters Review, please see our FAQ page 

We don’t have any preferences topically or in terms of style. We’re simply looking for the best. We don’t define, nor are we interested in, stories identified by their genre. We do, however, consider ourselves a publication that focuses on literary fiction. Dazzle us, take chances, and be bold.

DEADLINE: May 30th, 2021 @ Midnight PST

Submit your work here.