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1. Creative Nonfiction and Short Fiction Contests: Sonoran Review

Sonora Review 2014 Nonfiction Contest Submissions Now Open

Online submissions link

DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

JUDGE: Jenny Boully, author of The Body: An Essay and not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them.

WHAT WE WANT: Essays and nonfiction up to 6,000 words. Hybrid projects warmly welcomed. Submissions should be typed and double-spaced. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know as soon as possible if the work is accepted elsewhere; multiple submissions are also fine, although you will have to pay the contest fee again. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before submitting.
HOW TO DO IT: Submit online or send an SASE to:

Mike Coakley and Laura Miller, Editors-in-Chief 
(c/o Nonfiction Editorial Board) Sonora Review
Dept. of English 
University of Arizona 
Tucson, AZ 85719.

WINNER RECEIVES: 1,000 dollar cash prize and publication, finalists will be considered for publication in Issue 66 of Sonora Review.

Sonora Review 2014 Short-Fiction Contest Submissions Now Open

Online submissions link

DEADLINE: June 1, 2014
JUDGE: Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods.

WHAT WE WANT: Your absolute best, most imaginative fiction up to 1,000 words. Submissions should be typed and double-spaced. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know as soon as possible if the work is accepted elsewhere; multiple submissions are also fine, although you will have to pay the contest fee again. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before submitting.

HOW TO DO IT: Submit online or send an SASE to:

Mike Coakley and Laura Miller, Editors-in-Chief 
(c/o Fiction Editorial Board) Sonora Review
Dept. of English 
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85719

WINNER RECEIVES: 1,000 dollar cash prize and publication, finalists will be considered for publication in Issue 66 of Sonora Review.

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2. Call for Fiction and Flash Fiction: Reading Out Loud

Reading Out Loud wants to read your story... out loud.

Ideally, we’re looking for character-driven stories with a sense of place and a strong narrative voice. Remember that these are to be performed as fully produced, dramatized audio pieces, and the aforementioned characteristics make it a little easier for us to produce. However, don't let that stop you from sending us that weird, stream-of-consciousness piece you've got. We'd like to read that, too.
Flash Fiction submissions should be up to 1000 words.
Full length short fiction submissions should be 2000 to 4000 words in length.
Please send your work in .doc format to:
 submissionsATreadingoutloudDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )
Indicate in the subject of your e-mail whether it is flash or full length.
Please include a brief bio in the body of your email.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
"Reading Out Loud" requires “one-time rights” to your piece. We’ll record it, put it on the podcast, and release it back into the wild.
If your work has been previously published, it is up to you to confirm you have retained the rights to republish the work.
"Reading Out Loud" is a labor of love. There is no monetary compensation for anyone involved or associated with its production.

Find our more at our website or listen to us on iTunes.

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3. Call for Submissions: Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine

Postcard Poems and Prose Magazine is now reading for June, July, and August. We are looking for 12 to 20 line poems and tight, gripping fiction under 200 words. Poetry should be accessible and language-rich. We prefer free verse and prose poems but have been known to publish poetry far outside of those broad categories. Prose should grab the reader immediately and hold them by the throat until the final sentence.

At Postcard Poems and Prose we use Submittable for all submissions.

Our home gallery is here.

Our submit page is here.

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4. Call for Submissions: Marathon Literary Review

Marathon Literary Review, an online journal based out of Arcadia University's MFA program, is open for submissions until April 30. Authors and artists are invited to submit in one of the following categories:

Fiction/Flash Fiction

Details and guidelines can be found here.

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5. Call for Submissions: Puff Puff Prose & Poetry

Puff Puff Prose & Poetry is now accepting submissions for our second volume print paperback. Our goal is to publish the voices people do not usually hear. We want the strange, the abnormal, voices from the gutter that reach out and pull the reader in. 

Struggle to make it in the real world? Struggle with addiction? Have Fiction about cigarettes? Or poems about drinking? We want them all! The topic is fairly broad, but in essence if there is a story you love telling of debauchery we want to read it. 

We accept short/flash/micro fiction and nonfiction, and poetry. 

Send submissions to:
puffpuffproseandpoetry[AT]gmail[DOT]com (Change [AT] to @ and [DOT] to . )

Inquire for questions comments or complaints

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6. Flash Fiction Contest with Prizes and Critiques!

You don't even have to be female to enter the WOW! Spring 2014 Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by WOW! Women on Writing--you just have to write your best 750 words or less and pay a ten dollar entry fee (additional ten dollars for critique).

I've entered several of their contests, placed and not placed, and I highly recommend not only the contest, but the website itself. When I started writing seriously in 2007, I discovered Wow! Women on Writing,and I felt I'd found friends, people to whom I could learn from and whose words encouraged me.

If you've never visited their site, you've got a lot of good stuff waiting for you. Check out current articles and contests, and don't forget to pore through the archives. This is the kind of website that makes you feel as though you are in the company of friends.

Good luck, and have a great day!

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7. Call for Submissions: Mojave River Review

Mojave River Review is open for submissions for vol. 2. Accepting in several categores: poetry, flash fiction, hybrid, flash non-fiction, chap/book reviews. Very open in terms of content, but we are looking for writing that shows some sensibility for the American Southwest in particular or deserts in general. However, as anyone can see from the free online issue, plenty of stories, poems, and other writing was included that is not desert or Southwest-oreinted.

In addition, we are accepting submissions for a special section on Ekphrastic writing. (I had to look that up to see what it was!) The special section will include images, so the writer must have a way to link to or send the image being described.  
Submissions are open now until June. 7 Submissions via Submittable.

Our website.

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8. Call for Halloween-themed Submissions: Conclave: A Journal of Character

Conclave: A Journal of Character is open for submissions for Issue 8, Autumn, 2014. We are particularly seeking HALLOWEEN photography, short stories, poetry, and short works of all creative forms. Death, candy, costumes, leaves, pumpkins, ghosts--whatever Halloween means to you.

Conclave is a bi-annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing. See our website to see what we believe comprises great character.

We also select six of our best works each year to be nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

You may read all submissions guidelines here.

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9. Call for Submissions: Sequestrum

Sequestrum is now accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork.

We publish literary-quality prose (under 5,000 words) and poetry (under 35 lines) on a rolling basis. We are a paying market.

Our submission guidelines, archives, and publication philosophy can be found at our website.

When ready to submit, use our Submittable system.

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10. Writing Competition: The Stoneslide Corrective

The Stoneslide Corrective is sponsoring a contest that seeks the best stories available. Fiction, nonfiction, or even a poem with powerful narrative drive—we welcome and will read story, in any form.

First prize is $3,000 plus publication. Second and third prize winners garner $500 and $250, respectively, and a chance at publication. The contest opens on the first day of spring and closes the first day of summer. Winners will be announced on the first day of fall. Or, if you prefer, open: March 20; close: June 21; notification: September 23.

The entry fee is $10.

Nobody but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money, was how Samuel Johnson put it. We always agreed. Now we will make a few writers into non-blockheads.

Only previously unpublished work is eligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but must be indicated as such, and if the piece is accepted elsewhere you must immediately withdraw it from the competition.

There will also be four additional prizes of $100 each for:
-striking use of wit
-beguiling character
-description that makes us think we were really there
-propulsive plot line and/or scene

Full contest guidelines are available here.

General submission guidelines are available here. The Stoneslide Corrective pays $250 for work over 1,000 words, and $100 for work under 1,000 words.

Pieces appearing in The Stoneslide Corrective include:

• fiction about a boy betrayed by both his girlfriend and his father, “Stripped,” by Mark Wisniewski, author most recently of Show Up, Look Good
• fiction about a man whose obsession leads him into a trap of his own devising, "Warning Light," by James Esch
• fiction about a modern day Ancient Mariner who washes up in Manhattan, “Mona’s Coming,” by Lynn Stegner, author most recently of Because a Fire Was in My Head

The Stoneslide Corrective publishes fiction. It also publishes nonfiction with strong narrative, along with satire and humor. Fresh content appears every Monday. The Stoneslide Corrective is a division of Stoneslide Media, which also publishes Stoneslide Books.

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11. Call for Submissions: The Screech Owl

Email: editorsATthescreechowlDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Any other comments please use the contacts page on the site.

Please send all submissions, with a short bio, in the body of an email. No more than 5 poems, 2 reviews/articles of up to 2 pages each or 1 piece of prose up to 1,000 words please.

We are not adherent followers of any styles or trends, your verse can be free or structured, it doesn't matter. We look for thoughtful, intelligent verse and work.

If you have to use snail mail then please include a S.A.E. Thank you.


The Screech Owl
8 Chancel Close
Basildon, Essex SS15 5FF UK

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12. Call for Submissions from Community College Students: Painted Cave Literary Magazine

Painted Cave Literary Magazine is accepting submissions from community college students nationwide for its inaugural issue May 2014. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

Painted Cave is the online student-run, faculty-guided literary journal of Santa Barbara City College. We publish the work of community college student writers in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Painted Cave reserves First North American Serial Rights. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Paste your submission in the body of the email to:

paintedcavesubmissionsATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Please indicate whether you are enrolled in a community college.

In the subject line include the genre of the submission, title(s) and your name (Fiction, “Born Too Late,” Mary Mullins)

We accept the following genres:

Flash Fiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 750 words each.

Fiction: 1 piece, no more than 5000 words.

Poetry: 3-5 poems, no more then 50 lines each.

Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece, no more than 5000 words.

Flash Creative Nonfiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 750 words each.

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13. Writing Competitions: The New Guard

MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.

Submit to both contests online.

Judged by "Letters to Wendy's" author JOE WENDEROTH.

KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.

Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of "Fast Animal" TIM SEIBLES.

THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest readers are looking forward to reading your work! You can submit online via this submissions manager. The entry fee is $15. We no longer accept submissions by postal mail.

We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we're notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.

Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.

TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only.

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14. Flash Prose Competition: Hayden's Ferry Review

HFR Flash Prose Contest!--Deadline May 15, 2014

Submit here.

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 Hayden’s Ferry Review
“500 for 500”
Flash-Prose Contest

Deadline: May 15th, 2014
Judge: Catherine Zobal Dent
Prizes: $500 and Publication
Hayden’s Ferry Review is now accepting entries for the 2014 Hayden’s Ferry ReviewFlash-Prose contest. The contest awards $500 and publication in Hayden’s Ferry Review Issue 55 to the winner. Two honorable mentions will receive $250 and publication on the Hayden’s Ferry Review blog. All entries will be considered for publication.

Contest fees:
We’re all poor writers (even more so since the AWP conference in Seattle), so this year we are giving you two contest fee options:
For $10, you will be entered into the contest and, if you are not a prize-winner, our regular submission queue.
For $20, you will be entered into the contest and our regular submission queue, but ALSO, you will receive a year-long subscription to Hayden’s Ferry Review. Subscription fees are regularly priced at $25/year.

Contest Guidelines:
Submit online via our submission manager.

All entries must be 500 words or under.
All entries must fit under the category of “prose” (including, but not limited to, fiction, nonfiction essay, memoir, prose poems, and hybrid work).

Each submission may consist of up to two (2) flash-prose entries per person. Entries should be submitted as a single document.
In your cover letter, let us know if your entry is fiction, nonfiction, neither or both!
All entries will be read blindly, so only include your name and contact information in the cover letter.
Submit your work as a single .doc, .docx., .rtf, or .pdf file.
Only previously unpublished work will be considered.

Our judge, Catherine Dent:

Catherine Dent’s first book of short stories, Unfinished Stories for Girls, will be published by Fomite Press in May 2014. Her short fiction has appeared in literary journals such as the Harvard Review, North American Review and PANK, and she won the Charles Johnson Award for Student Fiction while finishing her Ph.D. at Binghamton University in 2006. Current writing projects include Jubilee, a novel, and Polyester, a creative nonfiction book about through-hiking the Appalachian Trail. A speaker of French and Italian, Dent is also collaborating on a translation of works by the French short story writer Cyrille Fleischman. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

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15. Call for Submissions: I AM: TWENTY-SEVEN

I AM: TWENTY-SEVEN is a yearlong curated art project consisting of twenty-seven pieces about the age of twenty-seven. All pieces will be posted and archived on the project's site. This project is curated by Rachel Ann Brickner, writer and Managing Editor of Weave Magazine.

Deadline: JUNE 1st, 2014
(Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis every three months.)


Submit anything. Really! Anything. A story (one sentence or many pages long), video, song, comic, photo essay, painting, collage, memoir, poem, riddle, infographic, et cetera. As long as it somehow incorporates the experience of being twenty-seven (explicitly or not). You can be of any age to submit. The more diverse, the better.

Send your submissions to:

twentysevenzineATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

Questions and ideas for the project can be found here.

More about I AM: TWENTY-SEVEN on our website.

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16. Call for Submissions: Devilfish Review

Devilfish Review is a quarterly online magazine focusing on, but not limited to, speculative fiction, horror, and fantasy. We are currently reading fiction and poetry submissions for our March issue, but our submission box never closes. 

Submissions can be made at Submittable. Submissions representing those who are marginalized in mainstream fiction are especially encouraged, as we do not get nearly enough of them and it makes us sad.

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17. Call for Submissions: Pithead Chapel

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, hybrid, etc.) for upcoming issues. Please visit us at our website learn more about us and our submission

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18. Call for Epistolary Submissions: Sugared Water


Sugared Water is seeking short works for a special edition of letters. We’re looking for works of creative nonfiction, micro or flash fiction, or poetry addressed to someone, be it a lover, friend, public figure, past self, the universe, or the world at large. We’re looking for the intimate and specific, letters full of evocative language, short, funny notes, or passionate remembrances. These can take the form of poems or prose poems as well as prose pieces.

Submit all pieces in one .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Prose forms should not exceed 1,000 words each (you may submit 3 at a time in the prose genres). We will consider up to 5 poems.

This call is open until April 1, 2014.

You may submit poetry and prose in separate submissions (that is to say you may submit up to 3,000 words of prose and 5 poems at a time).

Simultaneous Submissions are fine by us, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere and needs to be withdrawn. For more details, visit our website.

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19. Call for Submissions: The Citron Review

The Citron Review is now accepting submissions for our Spring and Summer 2014 Issues. The Citron Review is an online literary journal edited by alumni of the esteemed Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing Program.

We seek submissions of resonant beauty in the form of micro-fiction, flash fiction, poetry, flash creative non-fiction, digital art and photography. We accept submissions on a rolling basis. We encourage you to review our full guidelines on our website at The Citron Review before submitting via our submissions manager. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but it is expected authors notify us immdieately if their work is accepted elsewhere.

Submittable link.

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20. Call for Submissions: Cooper Street

Cooper Street, a publication sponsored by the Rutgers University-Camden MFA program’s student organization, invites literary submissions for its inaugural issue to be published online later this year. The magazine seeks original, unpublished works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that possess a feeling of urgency. We’re interested in issues of labor, class, and city life. In truth, we’re interested in lots of things, so try us. While we’re open to writing by anyone, including international writers, we’re especially interested in reading work produced by writers living in the Philadelphia area, New Jersey, and the Northeast.

Please send submissions to:

RU(DOT)cooperstreet(AT)gmail(DOT)com (Change (DOT) to . and (AT) to @ )

by March 30 with the author’s last name and genre in the subject of the email.

Additional guidelines:

Fiction: Send either one story of no more than 5,000 words (although stories of 3,000 words or less are especially welcome) or send up to three flash fiction pieces of no more than 600 words each.

Poetry: Send three to five poems as a single attachment, one poem per page.

Nonfiction: Send one piece of no more than 5,000 words (although shorter submissions are also encouraged).

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21. Call for Submissions: Crooked/Shift

Crooked/Shift, a brand new journal, is “officially” launching March 7, 2014.

Submissions link.

Crooked/Shift is an online literary publisher dedicated to horror, humor, the absurd, and the strange. We are currently looking for flash fiction, short stories, prose poetry, and essays for inclusion in our first issue slated for July 1, 2014. We invite new and seasoned writers alike.

This is a great opportunity for first time publication!

Submissions are free, though we are not paying writers at this time. Hopefully that changes soon with your support.

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22. Call for Submissions: E.T.A.

E.T.A. is a literary journal run by undergraduate students seeking submissions for its debut issue. E.T.A. seeks to publish original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, dramatic literature, aphorisms, orchestral compositions, screenplays, Viewmaster slides, comics, or truly anything you can conceive. We’re looking for works that go beyond the silver lining and interrupt the normal fluctuations of the every day. E.T.A. strives to publish works that embody the idea of movement, both physical and mental. Lead us down a path we aren’t expecting; make us want to crawl out our windows and wander by foot along a foreign highway, amble about the roads of our minds, or just make us step outside to see the stars.

Submission guidelines for writers:

No more than six submissions per person.
Fiction /Dramatic literature/screenplay
No more than 15 pages or 5000 words, double spaced with one inch margins and a readable font. (Do not feel dissuaded from submitting flash-fiction, or any other such short creative works.)
Readable font. No more than 5 poems per author.
Please submit by March 25, 2014 electronically to:

ETAJournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

or our P.O. Box:

Brandi Reissenweber, English Department
ETA Submission
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702

If you have questions or ideas for other submission formats or styles, please contact us at:

ETAJournalATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .),

and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

See our Facebook page for more information.

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23. Call for Submissions: Front Porch

Front Porch, the online literary journal of Texas State University’s MFA, invites all writers to submit works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for our Summer 2014 issue.

Front Porch is dedicated to publishing the most celebrated talents in contemporary writing published alongside exceptional new voices. Our editors seek out both innovative and traditional literature. In short, we’re looking for insightful and relevant writing that excels, regardless of form, theme, or style.

Our submissions are rolling with no deadline and submitted online through Front Porch’sonline submission manager. The guidelines and submission manager can be accessed here.

If you’re interested in the work we publish, our entire archives are available online, and issue 25, our Winter 2013 issue, was recently published.

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24. Call for Speculative Flash Fiction: Lightning Cake

Lightning Cake is a tiny zine of illustrated speculative flash fiction. New electrifying bites posted weekly—cut yourself a slice and chomp in. Lightning Cake wants speculative stories—stories that are fantastic, strange, idiosyncratic. Science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, slipstream, weird, new weird, futuristic, surreal, mythic, fairy tales—Lightning Cake likes them all. Lightning Cake will fall for the stories that scared you to write, and will love the stories that you loved writing.

Submit previously unpublished speculative flash fiction up to 500 words.

Lightning Cake pays $5 ($0.01-$0.04/word) for accepted stories.

Upcoming reading period: April 1 - July 31, 2014.

Follow @LightningCake on Twitter for updates.

Read our guidelines here.  Our website.

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25. Call for Submissions: Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective

Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective seeks submissions of short/flash fiction and creative nonfiction for publication in a new online journal.
No deadline. No submission fee.
More information on our website.
Submit here.

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