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One Story Call for Submissions (Deadline November 14)

One Story is an award-winning, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit literary publisher committed to supporting the art form of the short story and the authors who write them—through One StoryOne Teen Story, education, community, and mentorship. Since 2002, One Story has published over 200 writers, and is now one of the largest circulating literary magazines in the country, with over 15,000 readers. Over half the stories One Story published are listed among the top 100 in best-of anthologies like PushcartBest American, and the PEN/O. Henry. In 2009, Co-Founder Hannah Tinti was awarded the PEN/Nora Magid award for editorial excellence.

One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. One Story pays $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.

The Iowa Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)

Founded in 1970 and edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa, The Iowa Review takes advantage of this rich environment for literary collaboration to create a worldwide conversation among those who read and write contemporary literature.

We publish a wide range of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, and work in emerging forms by both established and emerging writers. Work from our pages has been consistently selected to appear in the anthologies Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories

Tin House
Call for Submissions
(Theme: Candy – Deadline September 30)

The first issue of Tin House magazine arrived in the spring of 1999, the singular lovechild of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine. Publisher Win McCormack said of the effort, “I wanted to create a literary magazine for the many passionate readers who are not necessarily literary academics or publishing professionals.”

With the help of New York editors Rob Spillman and Elissa Schappell, along with managing editor Holly MacArthur, McCormack accomplished just that. Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as columns on food and drink, out-of-print and underappreciated books, and Spring and Fall issues built around idiosyncratic themes like sex, evil, and candy. Perhaps most indicative of the magazine’s mission to stake out new territory and showcase not only established, prize-winning authors is its commitment to including work by undiscovered writers.

The Adirondack Review
 Call for Submissions

The Adirondack Review is an online art & literature quarterly founded by Colleen Ryor in the summer of 2000. We publish poetry, fiction, essays, and works in translation, as well as visual art and photography. Submissions of all kinds are encouraged, especially if your work references the natural sciences in an unexpected way. We accept submissions in poetry, fiction, translation, art, photography, and book reviews on a rotating basis throughout the year. We'd love to see your work! 

Parks & Points Fall 2017 Essay Contest (Deadline November 1 – $250 on Southwest Airlines)

Parks and Points was created by Amy Beth and Derek Wright, Brooklyn-based writers with a great appreciation for shared public lands. 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 Gettysburg Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as Christopher Coake, Holly Goddard Jones, Kyle Minor, Ginger Strand, and Charles Yu, whose short-story collection, Third-Class Superhero, was selected recently by Richard Powers as one of the National Book Foundation’s “Five Under 35.”

The editors of The Gettysburg Review express their deep commitment to the arts and humanities by seeking out and publishing the very best contemporary poetry, fiction, essays, essay-reviews, and art in issues as physically beautiful as they are intellectually and emotionally stimulating. Our most important criterion is high literary quality; we look for writers who can shape language in thoughtful, surprising, and beautiful ways and who have something unique to say, whatever the subject matter or aesthetic approach. We have very eclectic tastes, but are highly selective, publishing only two percent of manuscripts submitted to us annually. 

Bayou Magazine Call for Submissions
(Deadline May 1)

Founded in 2002, Bayou Magazine is a biannual, national literary magazine published by The University of New Orleans. We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and the winner of the annual Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Contest. Bayou’s mission is to publish exceptional, exciting work by both established and emerging writers.

Bayou is proud to have featured work from such writers as Marcia Aldrich, Jacob M. Appel, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Timothy Liu, D.A. Powell, Eric Trethewey, Tom Whalen, and Christy Wise. Writing that first appeared in Bayou has been short-listed for the Pushcart Prize and named in the notable essays list in Best American Essays.

Antimatter Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)

Antimatter Magazine publishes scientific flash fiction and story experiments linked to current science headlines and discoveries. We're most interested in flash fiction, but we're also open to story experiments, narrative games, and text messager-based stories. Antimatter stories are sparked by every type of science—exploring the cosmic to subatomic, living cells to the frontiers of AI. It’s science fiction of the moment, on a platform that welcomes deep imagining and narrative experimentation.

First, find a recent scientific story, headline, or discovery that sparks your imagination. Then, use that real science headline to inform, drive, or inspire an original flash science fiction story.

  • A short story up to 500 words (about one single-spaced page that can be read aloud in about five minutes).
  • A story with a plot (though we’re open to creative interpretation).
  • A story linked to a recent science headline, new discovery, or new hypothesis or theory.

Writers are encouraged to experiment with the flash fiction story form. For example, your story could be framed as a lab report, scientific article, message transcript, or a poem, or a script. It’s not required, but preference is given to stories crafted to feel real—like they really happened. Such stories can include many links to sources, authoritative quotes, and other techniques that lead the reader to suspend disbelief.


Upcoming Deadlines

Exposition Review Flash 405 Competition (Deadline September 5 – 40% of all entry fees)
Gulf Coast Barthelme Prize for Short Prose (Deadline September 8 – $1000)
Literary Death Match 250-Word Bookmark Contest (Deadline September 8 – $1000)
apt Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
Embark Call for Submissions (Deadline September 15)
CONSEQUENCE Magazine 2017 Women Writing War Award (Deadline September 15 – $250)
Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction / Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize / Short Story Collection Prize (Deadline September 15 – $2,500-$10,000)
Princeton Arts Fellowship / The Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University (Deadline September 19 – $80,000)
Miller Williams Poetry Prize (Deadline September 30 – $5000)
Tin House Call for Submissions (Theme: Candy – Deadline September 30)
Oyez Review Call for Submissions (Deadline October 1)
The Southampton Review Short Short Fiction Prize (Deadline October 1 – $350)
Ucross Foundation Residency Program (Clearmont, Wyoming – Deadline October 1)
Bridge Eight Literary Magazine Call for Submissions (Theme: "Organic" – Deadline October 1)
The Missouri Review 27th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize (Deadline October 2 – $5000)
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship (Deadline October 6)
Antimatter Magazine Call for Submissions (Deadline October 31)
Cosmonauts Avenue 2017 Fiction Prize (Deadline October 31 – $500)
Parks & Points Fall 2017 Essay Contest (Deadline November 1 – $250 on Southwest Airlines)
Rosarium Publishing Call for Anthology Submissions (TROUBLE THE WATERS: Tales from the Deep Blue – Deadline November 1)
One Story Call for Submissions (Deadline November 14)
The Iowa Review Call for Submissions (Deadline November 30)
Teachers & Writers Magazine Bechtel Prize (Deadline December 1 – $1000)
Mississippi Review Prize (Deadline January 1 – $1000)
Copper Nickel Call for Submissions (Deadline March 15)
Bayou Magazine Call for Submissions
 (Deadline May 1)
The Gettysburg Review Call for Submissions (Deadline May 31)

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