Calls for Submissions
Please note that we will be adding various calls for
submissions as we go, with special attention to Texas
We will also be on the lookout for publication
opportunities that are unusual or just plain fun.
Your best chance for publication (in addition to writing
brilliant poetry, of course)
is to follow the guidelines
exactly, including the style and
format of the submitted
poetry. Good luck!
Panther City Review 2018
Apr 29, 11:59pm
Panther City Review 2018 is now open for submissions. The
theme for this issue is "Wisdom."
The submission fee is $5
per entry (Poetry may submit up to 5 poems for $5).
Make sure to include the type of entry in the title of your
document file (nf=nonfiction, ss=short story, etc.).
Make sure your file is an editable file (docx or
If you are an artist
and interested in submitting for the cover art, please make
sure to include a document describing the art you are
submitting and how it relates to the theme of "Wisdom."
Please make sure that your submission is a vertical image
(the journal is printed 5.125" X 8"), and submitted as a
.jpg file no smaller than 300 dpi.
Types of Entries:
Cover Art (Up to 2 entries to 4,000 words)
Novel Excerpt (up to 4,000 words)
Poetry (up to 5 entries may be submitted for one fee of $5)
Short Play/Screenplay (ues
and two descriptions per submission
Non-Fiction (upp to 15 pages)
Short Story (up to 4,000 words)
All submissions chosen for Panther City Review 2018 will
receive a complimentary copy of the 2018 issue as well as
wholesale discounts on any additional 2018 copies. Any
submissions not accepted will receive critique notes as a
thank you for your interest. If you have questions, please
Brittany Noakes Poetry Award
Deadline May 13
The Brittany Noakes Poetry Award is in its third year
judges and a new artist but the same great cause. The funds raised from the
contest (usually a little over $1,000) help the next Live Your Dream Awards
recipient, a female head of household who has experienced hardships and is
undergoing financial difficulties, so that she can pursue her educational dreams.
The prize is a limited edition broadside valued at $500. Artist MaryAnn L.
Miller has created these beautiful works featuring the winning poem and
this year will be doing the final layout with the visuals created by a
There is a $10 donation to submit five poems.
Any subject matter is welcome, as are submissions by women, men, and gender
For guidelines and to submit, go to
Brittany Noakes Poetry Award.
Willow Springs Magazine
Deadline May 31
Willow Springs publishes each spring and fall.
They accept fiction and poetry
submissions between September 1 and May 31. Nonfiction is open year-round.
Please wait to receive a response before submitting again.
They pay contributors $100 per published long-form prose piece, $40 for short
prose (up to three stories, each under 750 words, can be included per
submission), and $20 per published poem (up to 6 can be included per
There is a $3 reading fee for all submissions.
In most cases, they respond within four months, though they ask that you do not
follow up on a submission unless you have not heard from them in over six
They offer two complimentary copies for work they publish. Accepted works will
appear in Willow Springs. They may also appear on the Willow Springs website
or in promotional material, and, at a later date, in a Willow Springs
anthology. Submitted work must be previously unpublished. We accept
Translations are welcome if you have acquired publication permission from
the author of the original work.
Willow Springs now accepts all genres online and only through Submittable.
Willow Springs Website
Flash Prose and Poetry Contest
$500 Grand Prize
Deadline May 31
Fee: $10 per entry (unlimited entries)
First Prize: $500 + publication in Midway Journal
Second Prize:$250 + publication in Midway Journal
Third Prize: $50 + publication in Midway Journal
Judge: Lesley Nneka Arimah
Entries and payments must be received through Midway
Journal‘s online submission manager under “-1000 Below:
Flash Prose and Poetry Contest.” You may submit an unlimited
number of entries, but a new entry fee must be paid for each
new submission. You may also submit to each genre. However,
there is only one grand prize winner, one second prize
winner and one third prize winner and not a winner in each
Paste the title of your submission and your contact
information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and
email address) in the cover letter box. Your name and
contact information must not appear anywhere on the
manuscript you upload.
Previously published work will not be accepted. Simultaneous
submissions are permitted, but must be withdrawn from the
contest if accepted elsewhere.
Poetry: up to 2 poems per entry, up to 40 words per poem. No
more than one poem per page.
Prose (Fiction and Nonfiction): 1 piece per entry, up to
1,000 words per piece.
All submissions will be considered for publication.
Midway Journal Website
Gulf Coast: A Journal
of Literature & Fine Arts
Open Submission Period
September 1 though March 1
NOTE: This notice is for poetry only. Gulf Coast also
publishes stories, essays, interviews and reviews. For
submissions guidelines for those genres, go to the
Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who
publish in our journal. This support takes many forms,
including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to
the widest possible audience, and providing competitive
honorariums for that work. To this end, Gulf Coast has
instituted a small reading fee ($2.50) for regular
submissions, 100% of which will go toward increasing the
honorariums for the authors whose work is published in the
journal and on the website. Gulf Coast is now able to pay
$50 per page for poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
General submissions e-mailed directly to the editors,
postmarked outside of the September 1 through March 1
period, or unaccompanied by the $2.50 reading fee will not
be read or responded to. Please visit our
for contest submission guidelines.
If you are already familiar with Gulf Coast's general
click here to proceed with Submittable. Otherwise,
please read the details below.
Submission Guidelines From Gulf Coast:
Submit only previously unpublished works. Simultaneous
submissions are allowed, but please inform us promptly if
your piece is accepted elsewhere.
Multiple submissions of the same genre are not accepted and
will not be read or responded to. One submission per genre
may be entered. Please wait until you receive a response
from us before submitting again.
Poems (up to 5 per submission) should be typed with your
name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the
header on each page.
Georgia Pearle is our Online Exclusives Poetry Editor.
Translations of poetry (up to 5 poems per submission) should
include a brief bio of the author and indicate whether the
translator has been given permissions. For poetry, we
encourage authors to include the departing language in their
Gulf Coast accepts submissions through Submittable. This is
our preferred method of submission, though we continue to
accept postal submissions. Before submitting, make sure you
paste your intended piece(s) and cover letter into a single
.rtf, .doc or .pdf document.
Gulf Coast prefers that you use the online submission
manager. But if you need to submit via post, please note the
Specify genre (poetry) on the outside of your envelope and
send submissions addressed to Poetry Editor. Submissions
without the genre indicated on the envelope will be delayed
in their processing.
Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with your
submission. We cannot respond to postal submissions without
an SASE. Manuscripts will not be returned, and Gulf Coast
cannot be held liable for lost or damaged manuscripts.
Because of past complications, Gulf Coast no longer accepts
international reply coupons; if you are submitting from
outside the US, please use the online submission manager.
Arte Público Press
Accepts submissions year-round
Manuscript Submission Guidelines:
Arte Público Press, affiliated with the University of
Houston, specializes in publishing contemporary novels,
short stories, poetry and drama based on U.S.
Hispanic (Cuban-American, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican,
and others) cultural issues and themes. Arte Público also is
interested in reference works and non-fiction studies,
especially of Hispanic civil rights, women’s issues and
history. Manuscripts, queries, synopses, outlines,
proposals, introductory chapters, etc. are accepted in
either English or Spanish, although the majority of our
publications are in English.
Response time is 2-4 months for queries and proposals and
3-6 months for manuscripts.
Please take time to familiarize yourself with our current
and previous titles, as well as specialized fields, and send
only the material relevant to our publishing needs. Due to
the overwhelming amount of submissions we get each year, we
would advise that the writer take time to distinguish
whether or not his/her work is appropriate for APP so that
response time is diminished. Arte Publico recommends
that writers include an introductory sample of the
manuscript instead of sending the entire manuscript.
Please submit your manuscript using the
Manuscript Submission Form. If you have any
questions or concerns, please email:
Arte Publico Submissions Email.
Arte Publico Complete Submissions Guidelines
Accepts submissions year-round
Harbinger Asylum is a quarterly print journal published by
Transcendent Zero Press. We accept submissions year round.
We are looking for poetry by newcomers, as well as academics
and established poets. We seek interesting black and white
photos that express serene or joyous moments, interesting
moments of friction, or have the appearance of abstract
entities. We also love to see art by contemporary artists
whose style is graceful, avant-garde, and/or modern.
Deadlines for each quarter:
March 15- Spring
July 15- Summer
October 15- Fall
December 15- Winter
Harbinger Asylum Website