Contests and Regular Submissions

Below is a smattering of announcements for contests and calls for regular submissions.  All are either currently reading or have an upcoming deadline. Please visit each website for further details on submission guidelines and remember to read the instructions carefully. If you are not familiar with a magazine, it is always helpful to order a copy and read first. You’ll know if your material is a good fit and you’ll also be supporting the magazine.

Good Luck!


Cimarron Review

Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. Reads year round.

The Pinch

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Reads Aug 15-March 15.

South Loop Review

Creative nonfiction, segmented essays, montaged memoir, art and more. Reads year round.

New Ohio Review

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Reads September –May.

Hotel Amerika

All genres considered. Reads September 1 – May 1.

Blue Earth Review

Poetry, prose, and artwork. Reads September 1 – February 1.

Colorado Review

Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Reads September 1 – April 30.


The Tampa Review Danahy Prize for Fiction

Previously unpublished work of short fiction. 500-5,000 words. Deadline: November 1, 2009

Seventh Annual Flash Fiction Contest – Blue Earth Review

600 words or less. May submit up to three. Deadline: December 1, 2009


Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Award

For unpublished, book length manuscript of poems. Deadline: December 1, 2009

Crab Orchard Review In Poetry Series

Open competition for unpublished original collection of poems. Two winners selected and published. Deadline: November 16, 2009

2010 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

For unpublished collection of poetry. Deadline: December 31, 2009

2010 Colorado Review Prize for Poetry

For unpublished, book-length poetry manuscripts. Submit between: October 1 – January 14, 2010.


The Iowa Review Awards

Categories in: Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Submit during January 2010.


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