Showing posts with label Creative Non-Fiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creative Non-Fiction. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ten Places Looking for your Fiction & Poetry

Hello you literary types! Here are ten places to submit your poetry, fiction, essays, and creative non-fiction that don't make you pay to submit your art (the only kind we support):

Call for Short Poems and Prose: Inch

iO: A Journal of New American Poetry is currently reviewing poetry submissions

NO FEE flash fiction contest: Silk Road Magazine

SWITCHBACK is now accepting submissions for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, critical essays, and art

THE WHISTLING FIRE is accepting poetry submissions

Prime Number Magazine is looking for DISTINCTIVE work in all genres: flash fiction (under 1000 words), short stories (under 4000 words), essays (including craft essays and narrative non-fiction under 4000 words), poetry (all shapes and sizes), book reviews, interviews (query first), short drama, and cover art

Interrobang?! Magazine is accepting submissions for stories, pictures, music, and oddball esoterica.

Generations of Poetry: The eZine for Genealogists is accepting submissions for Poetry should either be biographical about one or more ancestors/kin, or concern genealogy, the research, the rewards, and the pitfalls.

Conte, A Journal of Narrative Writing is accepting submissions of high quality narrative writing through July 1st.

(un)remarkable magazine is currently seeking unpublished fiction and non-fiction creative writing, high-quality photography and artwork for the Fall 2011 issue.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Valley Writers: Writing Workshop Starts May 5th

Hey all you Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando Valley Writers!  Our longest-running writers group starts on Thursday May 5th!

This writers group a combination of writing workshop and critique group.  Our groups focus on getting words on the page and creating new stories / poetry and story ideas through creative writing exercises and also provide the opportunity to bring your current stories, chapters, poetry, memoir, or essay in for critique from your fellow group members and from a qualified moderator.  This writers group is run by Sanora Bartels, co-founder.

Meet Sanora

Attending a writing workshop with Sanora is a fantastic opportunity.  She only runs four groups per year.  Sanora is known for her supportive and exceptionally astute insights into writing, voice, stories, and prose.  She can jump from giving critique on poetry to fiction to screenplay to memoir with ease and often does in her groups, which attract and welcome writers of all genres and levels.   She is about far more than just story structure, she is about helping you elevate your writing in ways you didn't even know you were capable of accomplishing.  Her writing exercises have actually turned people into poets who never thought of themselves that way.   She will point out things you didn't even know you were doing, and give you solid direction and focus for your work in a way that leaves you excited about the possibilities of your stories.  If you don't live near her, she is worth the drive.

Sanora has been running writers groups for nearly 8 years and in 2006 graduated with a Master of Professional Writing degree from University of Southern California.  She has studied with various poetry mentors, including Cathy Colman (Borrowed Dress), Ron Koertge (Making Love to Roget’s Wife), and Holly Prado (from one to the next).  At USC, she studied screenplay writing with Syd Field (Screenplay) and has since completed a full-length screenplay titled “Straying Home” which made it to the Semi Finals of NexTv’s 2010 Writing and Pitch Competition.  Her poetry has been published in Wordwrights! magazine and New Millennium Writings. Her full-length poetry manuscript is titled The Order of Things. Sanora is a teacher of Vedic Meditation and has written several pieces on Vedic philosophy and has had over 20 articles published.  You can find her meditation schedule on Sanora is a co-editor on the Meditation page of Writers Groups
Meets on Thursday, May 5th for 8 Weeks
7:30pm - 10:00pm

This creative writing workshop is convenient and easy driving distance from to Glassell Park, Glendale, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, and Hollywood, and parking is abundant.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone: Fiction, Poetry, Essay, Creative Non-Fiction

Call for Submissions: Sliver of Stone

Sliver of Stone is proud to announce that its second issue is now available online. Featured authors include Dan Wakefield, Allison Joseph, and Matthew Sharpe. Interviews with Susan Orlean, Les Standiford, Mark Vonnegut, and artist Kristin Meyers. Check out our past contributors, such as Kim Barnes, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, and many talented others.

We're now looking for submissions for our third issue!

DEADLINE: June 15, 2o11

Sliver of Stone is 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. We publish
work that is surprising and inventive.

We're interested in the following:

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Essays (3,500 words or less).
Poetry, any form or genre (No more than 5 poems)
Visual art

Multi-authored works are not eligible.
No previously published works.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but we must be notified
immediately should your work be accepted elsewhere for publication.

For complete submission guidelines, please visit

Call for poetry, fiction submissions: Gertrude

Gertrude, the biannual literary and arts publication of Gertrude Press seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction for its upcoming issue.

Gertrude accepts manuscripts from new and established writers and artists. Subject matter need not be LGBTQA-specific and we welcome writers and artists from all backgrounds. We accept simultaneous submissions with notification. We do not accept previously published work. Please note that we do not publish novels. We read chapbook manuscripts ONLY through our annual competition (currently open). Gertrude accepts surface mail submissions and electronic submissions submitted through our online submission form only. For surface mail include a cover letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for reply. Do not place your name directly on manuscripts. Submissions that do not include an SASE will be discarded. We shred and recycle all unused manuscripts.

For electronic submissions, please use our online submission form only:

Poetry: Submit up to six poems of any subject matter. There is no line limit; however, poems less than 60 lines are preferable. Fiction/Novel Excerpts*/Creative Nonfiction:Submit one to two pieces, double-spaced, up to 3000 words, of any subject matter. Include a word count for each piece in your cover letter.

Interviews: Please query the editor by email with your proposal.

Art: Gertrude showcases one visual artist per issue, including full-color cover and six to eight black and white images inside the journal. To submit artwork for future issues, please send slides, prints (do not send originals), or a website URL to the attention of the art editor.

Send all manuscripts and artwork to:
Gertrude Press
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283
*Gertrude Press does not publish novels at this time.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Call for Creative Writing Submissions: Sunsets and Silencers

Call for Submissions for innovative short fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, essays, paintings, photography, and comic strip:
Sunsets and Silencers," an online magazine, is now accepting submissions for our new issue.

"Sunsets and Silencers" is open to a wide variety of styles and wants to publish only the most innovative and creative work. We are careful about the work we publish, and we read and consider every submission, carefully. S&S publishes short fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, essays, paintings, photography, and comic strips as a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work. On promising work, we may offer feedback, even if the piece didn't work for us. Please, keep in mind, however, that we do not respond to every piece, mostly because of the volume of submissions received. We want to provide exposure to artists and writers who create
out of a restless fever, and who are fearless in their choice to submit. So, send what you have, but please pay attention to our submission guidelines.

More detailed submission guidelines can be found at:

The current issue of Sunsets and Silencers can be found at:

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Call for Submissions: Mythium Literary Journal

Mythium Literary Journal is now taking fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction submissions.

Mythium is the brainchild of award-winning author Crystal E. Wilkinson and visual artist/poet Ronald Davis. It's goal is to spotlight colored writers of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds in the aforementioned fields.

Submissions are accepted year-round. Fiction and creative nonfiction pieces must be limited to 5,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable. You may submit up to 5 poems at one time, but they must not exceed 20 pages total. Entrants may only submit one submission per category until you have been notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of submitted material. Payment is in one copy of the issue in which the author's work appears.

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website:

Call for Submissions: Diverse Voices Quarterly

Diverse Voices Quarterly is celebrating its third year of publishing online! Issue Eight is now available for download on our website.

For Issue 9, we are now accepting online submissions for poetry, short stories and personal essays/creative nonfiction. Please use the form on our website to submit your work:
  • For poetry: You may submit 3-5 poems. Please send in one file, separated by a page break between poems.
  • For short stories: Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. You may submit up to two short shorts that add up to 1,000 words.
  • For personal essays/creative nonfiction: Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. Send only one essay at a time.
Artwork, which is especially requested, must still be sent directly to submissions[at]

For full submission guidelines, please visit our website:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Call for Submissions: Pegasus

Pegasus, the literary journal at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, invites submissions of poetry, short fiction (flash fiction is welcome), creative nonfiction, artwork and photography for the upcoming spring 2011 issue. The submission deadline is January 31, 2011.

Pegasus is an award-winning regional journal, focused only on Georgia writers who are of high school age or who are currently enrolled as undergraduates in Georgia colleges and universities. All other writers should talk to editor Jeff Newberry before sending any submissions. Jeff Newberry can be reached at jnewberry[at] Past issues have included invited features by Mark Leidner, Janisee Ray, Patrick Phillips, Amy Blackmarr and Janice Daugharty.

Pegasus accepts electronic submissions only. Please visit for full submission guidelines.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Calls for Submissions: Straylight Lit Journal and Edgemar Theater One-Acts

- Straylight is in search of great work to publish! This is a call for poetry, fiction and flash fiction.

Straylight, the literary journal of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, is calling for submissions of fiction for both our print magazine and for publication on our website. Our online edition is also calling for creative non-fiction submissions on the topic "Why write?" and novellette and novella-length fiction submissions for serialization. We will consider any genre, but are looking for high-quality work.

We will accept submissions through April 15, 2011. Please visit for more information and submission guidelines. When you're ready to submit, send work either to straylight[at] or via postal mail to:

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
English Department
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141


The Edgemar Theatre Group is in search of work for Acts on The Edge: Annual One Act Short Play Festival. This is a call for one act plays and 10-minute shorts.

The Edgemar Theatre Group will be accepting submissions for the 2011 Acts on the Edge until December 1, 2010. There is a $5.00 fee to submit to the Edgemar Theatre Group. A $100.00 prize will be awarded to the author of the Audience Favorite Award.

All submissions will be accepted through After your $5.00 submission fee is processed, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details of where to submit your script(s). Please visit the aforementioned site for more information and submission guidelines.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Real Simple Magazine Creative Nonfiction Memoir Essay Contest

From Real Simple Magazine:

Deadline: 9/24/2010
Creative Nonfiction / Memoir / Essay
Enter the Third Annual Real Simple Life Lessons Contest And You Could Win $3000

Finish this sentence: “I NEVER THOUGHT I’D...”

THEN TELL US WHY! Whether the experience was difficult, funny, easy, or bittersweet, share your lesson and you could win.

• $3,000
• Round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors
• Publication in Real Simple Magazine

Contest entries should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 1,500 words. No purchase necessary. Contest begins at 12:01 A.M. on June 1, 2010, and ends at 11:59 P.M. on September 24, 2010. Open to legal residents of the United States 19 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. (All entries will not be returned.)

TO ENTER Send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word attachment) by e-mail to lifelessons[at]
For contest rules, visit

Friday, February 19, 2010

Writers Weekly Round-up

 Something for every genre & specific inspirations this week!


Folio, a nationally recognized literary journal published out of Washington, D.C., is looking for well-crafted poetry and prose for its Spring 2010 issue. Past issues of Folio have included work by Michael Reid Busk, Billy Collins, William Stafford, and Bruce Weigl, and interviews with Michael Cunningham, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, Ann Beattie, and, most recently, Walter Kirn. Submit three to five poems or prose pieces up to 5,000 words (fiction and nonfiction accepted). Submissions must be mailed with a brief bio and SASE by March 5 to:

Department of Literature
American University
Washington, D.C. 20016

Please visit our website
( or see the
attachment for more information. We look forward to reading your work.


The Village Pariah, a bi-annual literary journal sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum, is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue. We are interested in publishing poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction inspired by the writings and life of Mark Twain, his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River, the Midwest, and small town or rural life in America.
Each issue will also include an introductory essay by an established author, poet, artist, songwriter, etc who speaks of Twain’s influence on his or her art or life.
Electronic submissions only.
Entries should be emailed as an attachment to
(replace (at) with @)
Please include name, contact information, and a short bio along with your submission. Our reading period is now open and entries will be accepted until March 15, 2010.

Visit our website ( for more information. 


The fiction editor (Metta Sama) at ragazine invites you to submit short stories to ragazine for their upcoming issues. The current reading period is 1 March – 30 April 2010, for work that will appear in the July/August or later issue.

Please read the Fiction Submission Guidelines prior to submitting work:

ragazine is an on-line journal of arts, information, and entertainment. 


Stymie Magazine, a journal of sport & literature, is seeking submissions for their upcoming 2010 issues (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter). Past contributors and those already slated to appear in the near future include: Matt Ferrence, Daniel Orozco, Brian Oliu, Lee Gruenfeld, Ben Loory, Dawn Corrigan and many others.

In terms of what we’re about, our magazine is focused on sport in literature, be it through fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or essay. We love the sport themed work (i.e. baseball) published at places like Hobart and The Southern Review, and other places like Golf World (in their annual fiction issue). We're partial to the essays of David Foster Wallace. We'd be ecstatic to get an essay on 1986's Double Dribble for the NES.

We are currently reading submissions, our complete guidelines can be found at:


The long-awaited second installment of Tammy, a print journal of poetry and prose, has arrived! Tammy II has excerpts from Alice Notley’s Eurynome’s Sandals, Jena Osman’s Financial District, Danielle Pafunda’s The Desire Spectrum Is Dead to Me, and Jenny Boully’s Not Merely Because of The Unknown That Was Stalking Toward Them. It also features new work from Kiki Petrosino, Joyelle McSweeney, Zach Savich and David Trinidad, among others.  

More importantly, we've started reading for our third issue and we'd love to read your work!

Please send poetry to>  and prose to>  (replace (at) with @)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Submit yourself to mythium

How can we not love a litmag that says: "Submit! ...seriously, we mean surrender to us. Right Now!"

Click on over to mythium and do as they command: Send them original, unpublished fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or even novel and memoir excerpts.

Their reading period for the Spring 2010 issue began on October 1st.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ginosko Literary Journal call for submissions

Looking for poetry, short-fiction, creative non-fiction & more:

Deadline: N/A

Website: ,

Type: Call for Submissions

Reading Fee: None

Prize: None

Looking for: Accepting short fiction & poetry, audio recordings, creative non-fiction, interviews, social justice concerns for the 9th issue of the literary journal ginosko, the summer issue.

Accepts: Email and Snail Mail Submissions

From their site:
Call for Submissions: Ginosko Literary Journal

Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions and reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts.

Receives postal submissions & email—prefer email submissions as attachments in
Microsoft Works Word Processor or Rich Text Format. Copyright reverts
to author.Publishing as semiannual ezine, winter & summer. Selecting material
from ezine for printed anthology.

Check downloadable issues on website for style & tone:

Also looking for artwork, photography, to post on website and links to exchange.

Ginosko (ghin-océ-koe)
To perceive, understand, realize, come to know; knowledge that has an inception, a progress, an attainment . The recognition of truth by experience.

Member CLMP. Listed in Best of the Web 2008.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Upstreet Mag Call for Submissoins

They're looking for quality submissions with edge - fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction:

UPSTREET: award-winning literary annual’s sixth issue seeks quality submissions with an edge—fiction, poetry, CNF. First five issues feature interviews with Jim Shepard, Lydia Davis, Wally Lamb, Michael Martone, Robin Hemley. Distributed nationally by Ingram, Source Interlink, and by Disticor in Canada.

Website for more information:

Deadline: March 1, 2010

Payment: Author Copies

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Motes Books Seeks Submisions for Anthology


Type: Call for Submissions

Reading Fee: None!

Deadline: September 1, 2009

Prize: N/A

Looking for: Poems, short stories, song lyrics, short memoirs, essays,
letters, creative nonfiction, or other forms

Accepts: Electronic submissions, see submission instructions on their website.

From their site:
MOTIF is an anthology series published annually by MotesBooks of Louisville, Ky.
Volume 1: Writing By Ear featured 116 writers, including Patty Griffin, Silas
House, Buddy & Julie Miller, Maurice Manning, Evie Shockley, Neela Vaswani,
Frank X Walker and Pamela Duncan.

Each volume in the MOTIF series focuses on a theme – for Volume 2 the theme is

Submissions may be poems, short stories, song lyrics, short memoirs, essays,
letters, creative nonfiction, or other forms. Combinations of forms are
acceptable up to the limits described: Prose must be under 3,000 words. Send no
more than three poems/lyrics. All genres will be considered as long as “chance”
is referenced or illuminated in the works. Submissions may address the theme
either directly or indirectly, but “chance” should figure significantly and
artfully in the piece. The definition or concept of “chance” can be interpreted
in any way the writer sees fit, but could include ideas related to chaos,
serendipity, mistake, the occasion for wonder, kismet, accident, fate, destiny,
cause and effect, encounters, and/or predestination.

Each contributor whose work is accepted will receive one (1) complimentary copy
of the book upon publication as payment. Contributors will also receive an
ongoing contributor's discount for unlimited purchases of additional copies to
use or resell. Marketing outlets include,, and the
publisher's website, Special marketing strategies will also be
utilized, including one or more public readings with selected contributors by
invitation of the editor or publisher.

Monday, July 06, 2009 Call for Poetry and Creative Non Fiction Submissions


Type: Call for Submissions

Reading Fee: None!

Deadline: Accepts submissions all year

Prize: N/A

Looking for: Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction, Essays

Accepts: Electronic submissions

From their site:
The editors at Sweet understand that there are good works that get overlooked, and that often our decisions are based not just on quality but also on taste. That said: Sweet publishes emerging and established writers three times a year--September, January, and May.

Sweet seeks only poetry and creative nonfiction and anything in between. (Sorry fiction writers!) We read submissions all-year. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work has been taken by another literary journal. (We would like to be the first to congratulate you!)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wag's Revue Call for submissions for Issue 3


Type: Call for Submissions

Reading Fee: None!

Looking for: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fictions

Accepts: Electronic submissions encouraged

From their site:
Aspiring to marry the rigors of print with the freedoms of the internet, Wag's Revue is an online quarterly of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Its first issue featured new fiction from Brian Evenson, and interviews with Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Dave Eggers, n+1 co-founder Mark Greif, and author Wells Tower. The second issue, which just hit the net, features an interview with T. C. Boyle, creative micro nonfiction by Stephen Elliot, anagrams of Shakespeare sonnets by K. Silem Mohammad, and much more. Check out both issues at

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Plains Review call for submissions

They seek quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for its Fall 2009 issue. (#fb)

The New Plains Review is the recent literary home of such authors as Stephen Dunn, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, and Julianna Baggott. From their site:
We are interested in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that is thoughtful and compelling, but otherwise we do not have any specific guidelines for style or subject matter. We no longer arrange issues with thematic topics. On occasion, we do publish issues with special sections; always look at our Special Section announcements on our website before submitting.
For more information on how to submit:

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

LifeBytes - Call for Submissions - Dating Stories

Initial deadline: June 15, 2009

LifeBytes - Submission Guidelines from their website.
Guidelines for submitting your dating story:

First and foremost, we are looking for evocative stories that can be funny, poignant, provocative, scary, weird, edgy, sexy or happy. We're looking for submissions with a unique voice and point of view. Imagine your story as a vignette that you can see acted out on screen and give us the feeling that we are there with you, sharing your experience. In other words - Is this a story that even someone who has never dated online will find intriguing and engaging.

We are looking for submissions that are well-crafted. Submissions should be able to stand alone as solid, well written short non-fiction stories. Tell your tale in a way that will involve the reader in your adventure. Let it come from your heart, your story is important!

What we are NOT looking for is:
1. An essay or a sermon
2. Advice or a how-to guide to online dating
3. Revenge stories
Visit their site for more submission information.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Glass Woman Prize No Fee Short Fiction Contest

Glass Woman Prize

Here is a no-fee contest (our favorite!) funded personally by Beate Sigriddaughter for you short fiction and creative non-fiction writers out there. From her site:
The Fifth Glass Woman Prize will be awarded for a work of short fiction or creative non-fiction (prose) written by a woman.

Length: between 50 and 5,000 words. The top prize for the fifth Glass Woman Prize award is US $700 and possible (but not obligatory) online publication; I will also award two runner up prizes of $100 each and one additional prize of $50, together with possible (but not obligatory) online publication. Subject is open, but must be of significance to women. My criterion is passion, excellence, and authenticity in the woman’s writing voice. Previously published work and simultaneous submissions are OK. Copyright is retained by the author. There is no reading fee.

Submission deadline: March 21, 2009 (receipt date; anything received after that date will be considered for a future prize).

Notification date: June 21, 2009.
Be sure to check the site for additional submission guidelines.