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Calls for Submissions

Please note that we will be adding various calls for submissions as we go, with special attention to Texas publishers.
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!

Facebook Pages With Submissions Info:

Call for Submissions

FOR AUTHORS! Calls for Submissions

Calls for Submissions (Poetry, Fiction, Art)

Good Resource Pages on the Web:

Mega-List of University Literary Journals Accepting Submissions in Fiction, Poetry, Art, CNF


Panther City Review 2018

Deadline: 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 rtf).

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
Creative 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 contact Rachel Pilcher.




Brittany Noakes Poetry Award
Deadline May 13

The Brittany Noakes Poetry Award is in its third year with new 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 to-be-determined artist.


There is a $10 donation to submit five poems. Any subject matter is welcome, as are submissions by women, men, and gender variant individuals.

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 submission).

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 months.

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 simultaneous submissions.

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


Midway Journal
-1000 Below:
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 genre.

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 Website.


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 contest page for contest submission guidelines.

If you are already familiar with Gulf Coast's general submission guidelines, 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 submission.

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.

Postal Submission:
Gulf Coast prefers that you use the online submission manager. But if you need to submit via post, please note the following:

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


Harbinger Asylum

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