Call for Submissions: A True, Personal Story by May 17th

True Stories En Vivo invites storytellers to submit a true personal story that centers on the following themes:

  • A time when you realized you’re “living in the hyphen” (between two worlds).
  • A time when you were overcome with a feeling of acceptance or belonging.
  • A time when you stepped into an identity you didn’t always embrace.

The Nasiona is teaming up with Tamarindo to consider entries for publication in our respective online platforms and podcasts. They are looking for true stories between 700-1200 words.

Four top storytellers will also be chosen to perform their true stories before a live audience via Zoom at “True Stories En Vivo” on June 10, 2021, at 5:00 pm PT, co-hosted by both Tamarindo (Ana Sheila Victorino and Brenda Gonzalez) and The Nasiona (Julián Esteban Torres López).  Register here if you want to attend the free virtual event.

True Stories En Vivo will feature special guest storyteller Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Guatelombian (Guatemalan-Colombian) American poet and screenwriter.

They especially encourage stories from folks that relate to one or more of these identities: Latina/e/o/x, BIPOC, being mixed-race, LGBTQIAA+, from an immigrant family or diaspora community, folks with chronic conditions, and/or disabled folks. Tell us how you connect to any of these experiences, if at all.

Rules for Submissions

  • Work must be original. We accept unpublished or previously published work for this series.
  • Submit up to two stories.
  • Ensure your piece is in .doc or .docx format.

Contact

Find out more at their website here

Call for Submissions!

The University of West Alabama is currently the publication of the 27th volume of its literary journal, The Sucarnochee Review. The journal is a national creative writing undergraduate journal that accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They are currently accepting submissions publication, and their submissions guidelines and other information can be found on their website.

Keats-Shelley Prize 2021: Deadline TODAY, April 12th

Poets are asked to write on the 2021 theme of ‘Writ in Water’. No more than 30 lines and must fit onto a single A4 page. 

Essays may be on any aspect of the writing and/or lives of the Romantics and their circles, and should be written in a clear and accessible style. No more than 3,000 words. 

Submit in Microsoft Word format. 

Find out more and submit here TODAY!

Writing Opportunity!

The Foundationalist is a literary journal at the University of Iowa and accepts undergraduate literary essays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. There are no page limits or themes, and you can submit pieces you have written for a class so submit your best work!

In the past, this journal has published works from across the globe; giving writers the opportunity to join a community of over 125+ other authors from 70+ universities. If selected, the author’s writing will be published on academia.edu and in print format. 

 The deadline is March 21, 2021 at midnight. More information can be found on www.thefoundationalist.com and submissions and other queries can be sent to thefoundationalist@gmail.com

Currently Active Publications for Undergraduate Submissions

Here you’ll find an updated list of magazines, blogs, journals, etc. where undergraduate students can submit their work. Find out more at the links below (listed in alphabetical order)

The Allegheny Review — A nationwide literary magazine that annually publishes undergraduate poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork.

Columbia Poetry Review — a student-edited, national literary journal published annually by Columbia College.

Crook and Folly — This is DePaul’s very own award-winning journal of literature and art. The journal is run by students and accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, flash fiction, and dramatic lit.

North Dakota Quarterly — A literary and public humanities journal that has published a mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry for over 100 years.

Rainy Day — Cornell University’s literary magazine. They accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and short plays from college undergraduate students.

The Foundationalist — An intercollegiate literary journal organized by undergraduate editorial boards at Yale University, Bowdoin College, and University of Iowa that publishes undergraduate pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essays.

The Orange Couch — A literary magazine created and run by tutors at the UCWbL for DePaul writers and alumni.

30 N — A fine arts undergraduate literary review published by North Central College.

Be sure to check back on an updated list.

Call for Submissions: Oakland Arts Review

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There’s still time for undergraduates to submit their poetry, nonfiction, fiction, comics, screenplays, and art to Oakland Arts Review!

The deadline has been extended until November 15, 2017.

OAR is an international magazine of undergraduate writing and art at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Past issues and submission guidelines are available at www.oaklandartsreview.com.

The deadline has also been extended for The 2018 Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prizes in Poetry and Nonfiction. Publication along with a $500 first prize and $300 second prize for the best essays and poems that address the experience of being Muslim in America. The author doesn’t have to be Muslim to enter and there is no entry fee.

Call for Submissions: RipRap Literary Journal

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From the editors of RipRap Literary Journal:

RipRap Literary Journal Volume 40 would like to offer our humble invitation to talented writers and artists of all genres for our CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! We are currently accepting submissions for Artwork, Poetry, Short Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. There is no fee to submit. 

We will be accepting submissions until December 3, 2017. 

RipRap is a literary journal designed and produced annually by students in the Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing program at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). RipRap highlights new and emerging writers from across the country as well as enlightening interviews of award winning, published writers who are featured in the CSULB English Department’s Visiting Writers Series or from the known writing community. New editions of the journal are published each May. Being the 40th anniversary edition, we would like to encourage submissions that illuminates the current unique social and political climate. As always with all our submissions, we seek out work that is innovative, forward-thinking, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

Submit your work.

The Golden Shovel Anthology International Poetry Competition

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The Golden Shovel Anthology International Poetry Competition

 February 1st, 2018 deadline

Open to middle school, high school and college students living in the United States and internationally, the Golden Shovel Anthology Competition invites young adults to submit original poems that adhere to the Golden Shovel form following the competition rules. Submissions are open from now until February 1, 2018. No fee is required to submit.

Learn more!