Category: International Submission

Submit to the SI Leeds Literary Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2018. A biennial prize, the SI Leeds Literary Prize honors unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women resident in the UK aged 18+. Soroptimist International of Leeds created and runs the SI Leeds Literary Prize. Submit an unpublished novel or collections of short stories of any genre of no less than 30,000 words. Please do not submit memoirs, biographies and autobiographies. And ensure that [ … ]

Enter the Bristol Short Story Prize

Deadline: May 1, 2018 (midnight BST). The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished. You can either submit your story online or post by mail. The team awards £1000 for 1st prize, £700 for 2nd prize, and £400 for 3rd prize. It also awards £100 to the remaining 17 shortlisted writers. [ … ]

Bellevue Literary Review Calls for Submissions

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2018. Bellevue Literary Review invites you to submit submissions centered around its Displacement theme. It accepts high-caliber poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. You can view displacement through the prism of “sense of un-belonging in the body, a yearning for relief from suffering, a pining for a return to the land of the healthy.” Or, you can write it from the literal sense of [ … ]

Submit to Brussels Short Film Festival’s International Competition

Deadline: Jan. 28, 2018. Brussels Short Film Festival, organized by Un Soir…Un Grain, is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers of cinema. The team seeks to promote and circulate short films. And also, to generate contacts between audience, young directors, and professionals. It accepts all genre. To enter, upload your film to either Reelport, Clickforfestival, Festome, Movibeta, and Short Film Depot. Also, attach one still [ … ]

Submit to the RIC Journal Blue Themed Issue

Deadline: Oct. 12. It’s the Ric Journal’s anniversary month. And to celebrates, it calls for submissions around the theme: Blue, lapis-Vermeer-beyond-sea. Send in words, images, sounds, dreams, landscapes, love letters, and more in the color Blue. Normally, the RIC Journal seeks experimental works including (but not limited to) essays, fiction, poetry, visual arts, impressions, sounds, etc. It also offers no word limit [ … ]

Submit to the Salomé October Strength issue

Deadline: Sept. 9, 2017. Salomé seeks fiction, non-fiction and flash fiction submissions for its October issue, themed strength. Please note that while the deadline is Sept. 9, the team will stop accepting submissions once they reach 250 submissions. Salomé only accepts submission from anyone who identifies as female, regardless of age. Also, the team only accepts original, unpublished submissions. Send in 100-500-word flash fiction, [ … ]

Apply for the 2018 Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers

 Deadline: Aug. 31. Bitch Media runs the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers. And, Bitch co-founder Andi Zeisler directs it. The fellowship, a series of three-month intensive writing, develops, supports, and amplifies emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop-culture media. The program, in its third year, seeks passionate and engaged fellows. The fellows will develop their unique voices during the four fellowships, [ … ]

Enter the 2017 Foyle Young Poets Award

Deadline: July 31 (Midnight BST). The Foyle Foundation invites young poets aged 11-17 to apply to its 2017 Foyle Young Poets Award. Since its founding in 1998, the Award has kick-started the career of some exciting new voices, such as Helen Mort. Send in 4-6 of your very best poems. The poems can be of any length and on any theme. Only submit original, previously [ … ]

Gnarled Oak Call for Submissions

Deadline: July 7, 2017. Gnarled Oak will be reading submissions for Issue 13 from June 24 to July 7. Gnarled Oak accepts poetry, prose, videos, and artwork. James Brush, its editor, favors shorter works. He prefers poems of less than 20 lines, prose works less than 1,000 words, and videos less than 7 minutes long. Send in 1-5 poems pasted in the body of an email, 1-2 prose pieces, 1-4 [ … ]

The Machinery Submission

Deadline: June 30. After its last two themed issues, The Machinery has kept the theme open this time. You’re free to submit work in any genre, with any theme. You can submit up to 300-1000 words of flash fiction, up to 3 poems, and any artwork you may have. You can submit flash fiction of any genre, from high school drama to [ … ]

Submit to the Anansesem Love Theme Issue

Deadline: not dated. Anansesem publishes children’s and young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and illustration. It currently accepts submissions for its September 2017 issue, with a “Love”  theme. Interpret personally or broadly what love means to you, the community, and the world in general. Send in up-to-five poems, one 2,000-word max short story, one 2,000-word max nonfiction, and a collection of up-to-five images. Type [ … ]

Call for Submissions: Boston Review’s Global Dystopias

Deadline: May 1, 2017. Junot Díaz, Boston Review‘s fiction editor, put out a special call for Global Dystopias submissions. Throughout 2017, Boston Review will feature stories, essays, and interviews on the theme of global dystopias. It will also publish a special print issue in the fall. So, submit essays, interviews, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the dystopia theme. Your submission may explore inequality/precarity, climate change, global [ … ]

Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017. Enter your 3000-3500 words story to the Transnational Arts Production Science Fiction Short Story Competition. Transnational Arts Production (TRAP) seeks original unpublished science fiction submissions centered around the theme “All borders are temporary”. It especially welcomes work from authors from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America. According to TRAP, Borders have always been a central [ … ]

FIYAH Sundown Towns Submissions

Deadline: April 30. Submit stories and poems by and about people of the African Diaspora to the FIYAH Sundown Towns edition. FIYAH pays $150 for short stories, $300 for novelettes, and $50 for poetry. According to Fiyah, “Sundown Towns exists as neighborhoods or communities that enforce segregation through the exclusion of other races via discriminatory laws, intimidation, and threats of violence.” [ … ]

Asymptote’s Literature from Countries Banned by Trump

Deadline: March 15. Asymptote plans to publish literature from countries banned by Trump. So, submit your unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry pieces if you’re a Somalian and Sudanese writer. It will pay you at least US $200 for each published piece. Asymptote also will run the selected works either in or both The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday or its Spring quarterly edition. You can submit both works written [ … ]

District Lit. Disability, Medicine, and Illness Submissions

Deadline: March 15. District Lit. seeks poetry, nonfiction, and art submission. Currently, it reads submission for its Disability, Medicine, and Illness themed issue. The upcoming issue will highlight what it means to live with a disability, illness, or undergo medical treatments. According to District Lit., We want writing and art about chronic illness, disability, medical histories and procedures, recovery, and the [ … ]

Bhashabandhan Literary Review Submission

Deadline: no deadline. Submit to Bhashabandhan Literary Review (BLR), acclaimed Bangla literary magazine. It accepts previously unpublished poetry, short stories, flash fiction, memoir, essay, and artwork. So, send in your interesting and well-written works. Submit up to 4,000 words single-spaced fiction or nonfiction writing, 3-5 poems in a single attachment, or four to 10 high res images. Save your written submissions as a Word or [ … ]

Jiwar Residency in Barcelona

Deadline: Feb. 15. You stand a chance to be part of the Jiwar Residency in Barcelona. Jiwar Creation and Society hosts and supports writers whose work is based on or inspired by urban space. Jiwar will host four writers and develop a special program around writing and literature. It will grant the emergent country writer a full stipend residency. However, the writer will cover the [ … ]

Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize

Deadline: Sunday, April 2. Note: you can only submit entries to the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize if you live in the UK or Ireland, and are 18 and above. The winner receives £1,000 and a one day publishing workshop at 4th Estate. Also, the Guardian will publish the winning story on its website. To enter, fill in the [ … ]