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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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!



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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Call For Submissions: The Underground!

The Underground is taking submissions! We are looking to feature book reviews and interviews with alumni and faculty, written by current students. Have an idea, or a piece already written? Email Zach Sharp @ rsharp5@depaul.edu.




Call For Submissions: New Croton Review

The New Croton Review is accepting submissions thru April 15 for the Spring Issue (to be published on May 13). If you have unpublished poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photographs, or visual art that you’d like us to consider, please email to Review@CrotonArts.org. Our submission guidelines (click here) are fully explained on our website Review.CrotonArts.org, where you can also get past issues. Digital copies are free on Apple Books, Google Play, and Amazon. Full-color paperback copies can be purchased on Amazon for $10. Our website has all of the links you’ll need to find past issues, or you can search for New Croton Review in your favorite ebook reading app.

If your work is accepted, we’ll ask you to grant us the right to publish it in the Review, but you retain the copyright and the right to publish it elsewhere. We’ll also publish a short bio with your direction.

There are no geographical or age limitations on submissions, and if April 15 is too soon for you, send us your work by Oct.14 to make the Fall Issue (to be published on Nov.11).

Please share this call for submissions with colleagues, friends, students, your writing and arts groups, local librarian, local art schools and art museums. The Review is published by the Croton Council on the Arts (CCoA) which is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Steve Jacoby

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Call For Submission: Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize

The aim of the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize is both to celebrate the best of new short fiction and to give winners the most visibility possible for their writing. That’s why we’ve teamed up with fifteen different literary and artistic institutions to offer not only a cash prize and writing retreats but to ensure that all our shortlisters have the opportunity to be published in multiple print and online journals, have their work put in front of literary agents, and perform in multiple countries.