UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize


The University of New Orleans Press is looking for full-length fiction manuscripts, either novels or short story collections, for the fourth annual Publishing Lab Prize. The selected author will receive a thousand dollar ($1,000) advance on royalties and a contract to publish their winning manuscript with UNO Press. The work does not have to be regionally focused. There is no word limit. There is no limit on subjects covered. Submissions are open until August 15. 

Learn more and submit your work!


Call for Submissions: UNAPOLOGETIC

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UNAPOLOGETIC is a magazine made by and for the DePaul community and they want to publish your work! The magazine is focused around how creative outlets help to form identity and is meant to show the expansive amount of creativity within the DePaul community. Work can be published under your name, a pen name, or anonymous; it’s up to you! Submit art, photography, essays, short stories, poetry, and/or really anything creative to by May 4th.

Creating Knowledge Call for Papers


The English department is now seeking submissions for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ annual student research journal, Creating Knowledge.  Faculty members from the English department will choose one essay to represent the department in this year’s publication.  If you would like to have your essay considered for publication, please email a copy of your paper as a Word document to Professor Jennifer Conary at by noon on Monday, April 16th; please include your full name and student ID number in the body of the email.  Your essay must meet the following requirements:

  • Include original research using primary and/or secondary sources; papers written in Research Intensive courses or for the Newberry Seminar would be excellent options.
  • Have been written in a course in the English department or the Newberry Seminar.
  • Be under 5,000 words (papers should ideally be between 3000 and 5000 words).
  • Be formatted according to MLA standards and include a works cited page.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Conary at

Spring English Conference: Submission Deadline Extended

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The Spring English Conference submission deadline has been extended by one week! Send us your best creative and/or academic writing by
April 8, 2018.

Please read the full submission guidelines carefully before sending us your work.

Questions? Email

Call for Collaborators: 78 Anthology


Call for submissions from the editor of 78 Anthology:

This anthology seeks to bring together the magic of the Tarot, photography, and poetry. We are looking for 78 poets to create original poems in response to a Tarot card they are assigned. If you decide to participate in the project, you will be assigned a Tarot card, and you will craft a poem in response to this card: however you’d like to interpret it, or your relationship with it. The only restriction on your poem is that it must be no longer than 20 lines. After all poems are submitted, our collaborating photographer, Katrin Albert  ( will be creating original photographs in response to each of the cards and your poems. The anthology will be published in print with select works available online with their companion images. There will also be a poem-only edition available.

Each poet will receive a small honorarium upon publication. In addition, we are planning to organize several readings throughout the US as well as at AWP 2020.

We already have 36 submissions, and are looking to finalize the selections for this project by the summer: please email me, Mariya Deykute, at by April 15th if you would like to participate and receive a Tarot card. You will receive a card on April 15th. Your final submission will be due by May 15th.


M. Deykute, editor

Southeast Review Writing Contests


The Southeast Review has extended their 2018 contest deadlines to March 31st. Below are the links. Judges this year: Barbara Hamby for The Southeast Review Gearhart Poetry Prize and Robert Olen Butler for The World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest.