Call for Submissions: Equatorial! Submissions are now open from March 1, 2023 until May 31, 2023.

The Equitorial is an online literary magazine curating international poetry written by undergraduate students. Their second issue was just released and can be found here.

Follow the link for submission guidelines.


Call For Submissions: The Opal, Spalding University’s Literary Magazine Now Accepting Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

The Opal is set to release their second issue, June 2023. Submit your fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry through April 14th at theopalmag.com/submit/. There is no submission fee!

The Opal is focused on providing emerging writers with the opportunity to have their voice heard.

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Check Out Miles Harvey’s The Complete Miracles of St. Anthony: Definitive Edition with Previously Unpublished Material, a New Short Story Published in Conjunctions

In the mood for a story about a scam artist posing as a man of God? Read the piece that novelist Karen Russell describes as “a mutant menagerie of literary fiction … an oasis for weirdness and wonder.” You can find The Complete Miracles of St. Anthony: Definitive Edition with Previously Unpublished Material HERE on Conjunctions.

A prequel to this piece, Beachcombers In Doggerland, was published in The Sun. Get the full story, read both!


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Photography, and Visual Art by Undergrads


Folio is open for submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography, and visual art from undergraduate writers and artists! Submit your work by March 15 to be considered for our Spring 2023 Issue.

Founded in 1959, Folio seeks to publish the very best from emerging undergraduate writers. Folio stands against hate of all kinds, respecting the sacred individual in every living thing; we seek art that furthers understanding, defies convention, but that acknowledges the histories that led us here, to this moment, too. To this end, we are interested in new voices and new perspectives, especially those from traditionally marginalized and underrepresented communities.

To check out the current issue as well as archives you can visit http://www.foliomagazine.org. We accept submissions via Submittable; please visit our submissions page for full submission instructions. Send us your nascent stars, dear Readers; we cannot wait to bask in their glow!



Tune in to Watch Francesca Royster in Conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Friday, February 17, 2023 – 7:30pm to 8:30pm

This is a virtual event hosted on crowdcast.

Charis welcomes Francesca Royster in conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs for a discussion of Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and Black Resistance. A brilliant literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago’s North and South Sides.

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Click here to register on crowdcast.


Call for Submission: ABA Journal / Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction

ABA Journal / Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction

The ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), sponsors the annual ABA Journal / Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction (the “Contest”). The Official Rules of the Contest follow.


The ABA Journal will accept entries for the Contest through May 15, 2023. Entries must be original works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society. The winner will receive a prize of $5,000. Entrants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and 21 years or older by May 15, 2023. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with receipt of the prize. As a condition of receiving the prize, winner must submit a completed IRS Form W-9.

Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. CDT May 15, 2023. The ABA Journal will accept only one entry by any individual author. Joint entries are not permitted. Entries must be submitted via email to webmaster@abajournal.com. Please attach your story as a .doc or .pdf file to your email with the subject line Ross Writing Contest Submission, and include your full name, mailing address, daytime phone number, and whether you are an ABA member. ABA membership is not necessary to win. ABA is not responsible for errors in transmission, computer errors, or similar problems.

Entries may be unpublished, or published no earlier than December 1, 2022. Entries posted publicly on the internet, regardless of the forum or venue, will be considered published for the purposes of the Contest, as would be any entry published in a print publication or literary journal of any kind. The ABA Journal will be the sole judge of an entry’s eligibility.

The author of any work submitted will retain copyright to his or her entry. However, by submitting a work for consideration in the contest, the winning author grants the American Bar Association and/or the ABA Journal a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to publish the work in its periodicals, books, anthologies, e-books, audiobooks or any other publication platform, whether print or digital or hereafter developed, without further compensation.

Contest entries will be judged by a panel selected by the editor and publisher of the ABA Journal and the winner confirmed by the ABA Journal Board of Editors. All decisions are final. Entries will be judged on creativity, plot exposition, legal insight and character development. The winner will be notified on or before July 5, 2023. Winner will be notified by email prior to any public announcement. If winner does not respond within five business days, or email is returned as undeliverable, winner forfeits all right to prize and an alternate winner will be chosen.

ABA officers, directors, staff members, members of the ABA Journal Board of Editors and their immediate household or family members, and freelance writers for the ABA Journal who have been paid for articles published after January 1, 2022, are not eligible to enter or win.

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