Call for Submissions: The London Reader

#MeToo: Stories of Survival
Deadline October 30th, 2018

The London Reader is issuing an open call for short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, true stories, and all other creative writing from those who want to stand up and speak out against sexual harassment, assault, intimate partner violence, or any other unwanted sexual conduct.

The #MeToo movement has begun to reveal just how many people have been affected by an often-ignored, but all-too-common, culture of sexual entitlement and violence. Survivors are increasingly standing up, telling their stories, and forcing the world to listen. This issue of the London Reader will confront this challenging topic by sharing their stories of pain and of survival.

What to submit: Creative works can be stand-alone pieces or collections, but should be fewer than 5,000 words. Multiple submissions are welcome. Artwork should be favourably viewed on a tablet or a single page.

How to submit: Email submissions and questions to Place ‘MeToo Submission’ in the subject line. While they normally ask contributors to include a short biographical statement in the body of the e-mail, they will also accept anonymous submissions for this open call due to its sensitive nature. Please indicate whether the submitted pieces have been previously published and whether you hold publication rights to them.

The deadline for submission on this theme is October 30, 2018.

Call for Submissions: Blacklist Journal

Blacklist Journal is currently seeking submissions from talented student writers and artists across the country.

Are you an avid reader, writer, or artist? Do you enjoy crafting prose or poetry? Would you like to see these works published in a journal?

If so, Blacklist Journal, Brandeis University’s first national undergraduate journal of literature and art, is preparing their upcoming fall issue for in print and online publication. They are a student-run publication seeking work that balances clarity, experimentation, and bite. They seek to publish avant-garde work that creates a challenging narrative.

Blacklist Journal publishes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and all forms of visual art that can be rendered in a 2-D still or moving format.

Submissions should be sent using the form on their website, The deadline for consideration in the fall 2018 issue is October 31st, before midnight.

For more information on submission guidelines, visit their website: If you have any further questions, please email

Call for Submissions: Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2018

The fourteenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize is open for submissions. Anyone over the age of 18 who has not already published more than one full-length poetry collection may submit.

The winner will receive a purse of $3000, and his or her collection will be published by Waywiser in the USA and the UK in the fall of 2019. The winner and the judge will give a reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. on the day the book is launched.

Past judges include Richard Wilbur, Mark Strand, Mary Jo Salter, Rosanna Warren, Charles Simic, Heather McHugh, Eavan Boland, and Gjertrud Schnackenberg.

Submit online a manuscript of between 48 and 88 pages with a $27 entry fee by midnight on December 1st 2018. For full guidelines please visit their website:

Inquiries to:

Leon Prose Awards 2018 Call for Submissions!

Submissions for the Leon Forrest Prose Awards OPEN Monday, September 24th, and CLOSE on Monday, October 14th.

The finalists in the Forrest contest will be invited to read their work and the winning piece will be selected by the audience. The winner receives a $500 check.
For more information and to access the online submission form, click here. 
Final Reading and Award Ceremony
Wednesday, November 14th
Venue TBA

Collision Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

Collision is currently open for submissions of undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. They are also looking for submissions for the fall zine, which features writing and black-and-white visual art from student workers. Students who are currently working or have worked a job in the past year are eligible to submit.

To submit to the magazine, send submissions to with your student email, class year, and genre. Submissions close Friday, Feb. 22, but they read on a rolling basis. Zine submissions close Friday, Oct. 19, and submitters must include their title and place of employment in their email.

Established in 2001, Collision is an annual undergraduate publication funded by the University Honors College. You can find more information about the magazine and their submission guidelines at If you have any questions, please contact

Oakland Arts Review Call for Submissions

The Oakland Arts Review (OAR), an international undergraduate literary journal, is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2019 issue.

They seek high quality undergraduate work in the areas of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, and original art (including for their cover). They are also accepting submissions for the 2019 Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prizes in Nonfiction and Poetry, awarded to the best essay and poem on the experience of being Muslim — the joys and challenges — in America today.

OAR has published undergraduate writers from colleges including but not limited to Emerson College, Hong Kong Baptist University, Northwestern University, Northern Michigan University, The New School, University of Wisconsin, Princeton University, Columbia University, and University of Iowa.

Students must be enrolled as undergraduates at the time of submission.

For more information or to submit your work, please visit the Oakland Arts Review submissions page here.