Call for Submissions: Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest

SLAB is announcing a final call for fresh voices to publish in their literary magazine. SLAB is published annually by the English Department of Slippery Rock University, and they are currently seeking entrants for the Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest. Kathy Fagan will be the judge for this year and the first-place winner will receive $600, publication in SLAB, and a limited edition, hand-bound chapbook of the winner’s poetry. There is a $10 reading fee and the deadline is December 1st.

If you have any questions or would like a sample issue, please email .

Call for Submissions: Nowhere Magazine

Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest
Read the general guidelines here.

Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our Fall 2018 Travel Writing Contest.

Nowhere is looking for young, old, novice and veteran writers to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction, nonfiction, poetry or essay, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript. Entries should be between eight hundred and five thousand words,  must be in English, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner in another contest. Previously published work is accepted, but again, please indicate this. Every submission will be read blind, so anyone can win…

The winner will receive $1,000, with publication in Nowhere granted under First North American Serial Rights (FNASR). Up to ten finalists also will be published. Brush off your manuscripts or write something new and send it to the only literary travel magazine going.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 31, 2018. 

Call for Submissions: F(r)iction

F(r)iction is now accepting submissions for their Winter Literary Contests!

F(r)iction is accepting previously unpublished works of short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. They accept submissions from writers located anywhere in the world, as long as the work is in English.

Their editorial staff favors stories that celebrate the weird, take risks, and are driven by a strong, unique voice. To best understand their style, they strongly recommend buying an issue of F(r)iction at the TBL Store.

Please visit the formatting guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. They encourage writers to submit as many pieces as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in F(r)iction, their triannual print journal.

Call for Submissions: Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers
Deadline: October 31, 2018

1st place wins $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train and 10 copies.
2nd place wins $500, or if chosen for publication, $700.
3rd place wins $300, or if chosen for publication, $700.
(All submissions are considered for publication.)

►Please note: This is Glimmer Train’s last New Writer contest of the year.
The next—and final one—will be held in March/April 2019.

Open only to emerging writers who haven’t had fiction appear in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.) Reading fee: $18. Most entries run from 500 to 4,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
For more information or to make a submission visit

Call for Submissions: The Sonora Review

The Sonora Review is pleased to announce that it is open to contest submissions for Issue 75: DESIRE until November 5th. 
Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. They are among the oldest student-run literary journals in the country, and the SR has been devoted since its founding in 1980 to offering a venue for exciting new and emerging authors, as well as prominent southwestern writers and artists.
The theme is DESIRE. For a sense of what they are looking for, please see the contest submissions preview. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading. Please state the word count of your piece on the first page of the document.
For Flash Prose Submissions ($8 entry fee): You may submit up to three flash prose pieces in your submission (1000 words or less for each). Click here to submit.
For Nonfiction submissions ($15 entry fee): You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. Click here to submit.
Full guidelines here:  
$1000 and publication in Issue 75 of Sonora Review will be awarded for each winner (of the Flash Prose and Nonfiction contests).
Jo Ann Beard – Nonfiction Contest
Nicole Walker – Flash Prose Contest
For further information:
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