Category: International Submission

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 Transnational Arts Production (TRAP) seeks original unpublished science fiction submissions centered around the theme “All borders are temporary”.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 [ … ]

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

Deadline: March 15. An annual award, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize awards best-published adventure novel and best-unpublished adventure manuscript. The winner of the published novel prize receives £10,000. While the winner of the unpublished novel prize receives £5,000. In addition, the winner also receives guidance from Wilbur’s literary agents at Tibor Jones & Associates. The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation allows you to submit multiple works. And include [ … ]

Submit to Ninth Letter’s Print Edition

Deadline: Feb. 28. Ninth Letter will accept fiction, essays and poetry submissions for its print edition. It seeks works that “experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work.” So, submit 3-6 poems, with a maximum of 10 pages. You can also submit up to 8,000 words fiction or non-fiction piece. Hence, you can only send two [ … ]

Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter

Deadline: April 1. Submit to Margins by Ninth Letter, which was opened its submission on Jan. 20. It currently accepts fiction, non-fiction, and poetry entries for the special online edition. According to Ninth Letter: Physical spaces have margins, as does the social world. In fact, anything that can be contained or has limits might have margins of some kind. This issue will feature [ … ]

Lethe Press Short Story Submissions

Deadline: March 15, April 30, and Jan. 2018. Lethe Press seeks short story submissions for its anthologies: Speculative Fiction(no queer content), Gay Fiction, and Lesbian Fiction. Please check LP’s anthologies page for detailed information. All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines: Submit a manuscript with a minimum of 45,000 words but no more than 135,000 words. Lethe Press’s preferred maximum length is [ … ]

Asymptote’s Close Approximations Contest

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017. Asymptote’s Close Approximations is an international translation contest in its third year. Emerging translators can submit fiction and poetry entries. The winner wins $1,000. While two runners-up will walk away with 250 USD each. Asymptote will publish the winning entries in its April issue, as well as in The Guardian’s Translation Tuesday. Submit 5 to 10 pages of translated [ … ]

Closed: IWPA Award Call for Entries

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. IWPA, the International Women Photographers Association, calls for entries to its 2017 IWPA Award. The Award creates a unique opportunity to increase women photographers’ visibility to a wide and diverse audience. So, IWPA seeks to raise awareness and help women photographers achieve their aspirations, promote their careers, and gain global recognition. The award is open to all female photographers, 18 [ … ]

The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts

Deadline: Aug. 31. Lunch Ticket, a twice-yearly literary and art journal,  hosts the Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual Texts. Submit previously unpublished translated works through Lunch Ticket’s Submittable. You can submit a 5000-word prose or up to 10 pages of poetry. Please note that you can submit only one piece, once per genre, once per submission period. Gabo Prize [ … ]

Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL) Short Story Contest

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time). Desi Writers’ Lounge (DWL), a peer reviewed online South Asian literary magazine, opens  its short story contest submissions. You can submit up to 5,000 words previously unpublished short stories for the contest. Submit only entries written in English. Send your Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) attachments entry to info(at)desiwriterslounge(dot)net. Include the title of [ … ]

2016 RL Poetry Award

Deadline: Aug 15. Submit to The Poetry Mail‘s 2016 RL Poetry Award for a chance to publish your poetry manuscript. You should submit eight to 10 poems from your currently working on or completed manuscript. Your manuscript can consist of only unpublished poems, or it can be a mix of both published and unpublished poems. Your entry would be just one single [ … ]