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The Other Journal

Call for Creative Submissions


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The Other Journal welcomes the submission of critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual or performance art that encounter life through the lens of theology and culture; they seek pieces that consider the interaction of faith with contemporary life, art, politics, sexuality, technology, economics, and social justice. They are particularly interested in works which present creative, alternative views that may otherwise fall outside the margins of mainstream narratives. And although they primarily focus on perspectives within the Christian tradition, they invite dialogue with all who are interested in exploring the ongoing role of faith and spirituality in the world.






Arroyo Literary Review seeks poetry and fiction


Arroyo Literary Review is published annually by the Department of English at California State University, East Bay. Arroyo is edited, designed, and managed by graduate students in the English program, and advised by faculty members. The editorial staff is dedicated to showcasing both new and established writers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. In addition to quality contemporary fiction and poetry, each issue of Arroyo features an interview with a distinguished writer.
 diately should your work be accepted elsewhere. We only consider previously unpublished work. Contributors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Further questions may be directed

Submissions welcome until  May 15.

Call for submissions/ Gertrude Press

Chapbook contest


Each year Gertrude Press publishes two chapbooks; one fiction and one poetry. These attractive collections will include a unique cover in a limited press run.
Writer Compensation:
$50 cash award
50 complimentary copies of the chapbook
Chapbooks will be distributed to subscribers, libraries, and bookstores carrying Gertrude, the Press’ annual literary journal.
Poetry Chapbook Guidelines:

Submit 16-20 pages of poetry via surface mail only.
Indicate which poems have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished poems are welcome.
Poetry may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.
Include a cover letter and SASE for notification. For manuscript returns, please include exact postage.
Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.
Include a $15 submission fee payable to Gertrude Press.
Submission fee includes copy of the winning chapbook.
Submissions accepted beginning August 1, 2009 until February 15, 2010 (postmark deadline).

Fiction Chapbook Guidelines:

Submit 16-20 pages of short fiction or a self-contained novel excerpt via surface mail only.
Indicate which selections have been previously published and by whom. Unpublished pieces are welcome.
Fiction may be of any subject matter and writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit.
Include a cover letter and SASE for notification. For manuscript returns, please include exact postage.
Indicate how you learned of the contest in your cover letter.
Include a $15 submission fee payable to Gertrude Press.
Submission fee includes a copy of the winning chapbook.

Please send all submissions to:
Gertrude Press
PO Box 83948
Portland OR 97283

Submissions accepted through March 15th (postmark deadline).

Silver Boomer Anthologies




A Patriotic / Military Anthology

As the United States and other countries prepare to observe the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, our thoughts go to the brave military members who serve our nations at home and abroad and those who also serve by waiting faithfully and supporting the military members with calls, letters, care packages, and other expressions of love and appreciation during times of deployment. Silver Boomer Books wants your stories, poems, essays and interviews dealing with military life and experience. As always, we're looking for quality over quantity and actually favor shorter works, especially shorter poetry. We're open to stories from the American Revolution to current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; stories from the homefront, the battlefront or behind the lines; humor, courage, pathos or drudgery. Projected release date for the anthology is August, 2011. We need your submissions no later than March 30th, 2011, and will let you know by June 30 if your work is selected for inclusion.

For all the good writers who have no personal military experience, this is an opportunity to interview those who do. And what might your town, your church, your schools, your service group be doing to encourage or provide for those deployed, to remind them of home and of our appreciation for their commitment?

Speculative Submissions

While there are no present “plans” to publish the following anthologies, if you’ve got material that fits it and you want to send it to us on long-term speculation, we’ll take it. Ideas for anthologies include these:

The Faith of our Mothers

This might not actually be your female ancestors, but it should be stories of faith of real women at least a generation older than you are. Of course people like Susanna Wesley fit, but look for the more obscure ones like Mary McKendree, the invalid mother of Bishop William McKendree, a physician, a general, and lots of other outstanding children.

Out of the Kitchen

When Sarah T. Hughes (who much later swore in Lyndon Johnson as President) was suggested as judge of the 14th District Court of Texas in 1935, a senator made a comment about the need for her to stay in the kitchen and not take the job of a man. Women pioneers in all the professions faced this kind of obstacle. Do you have stories about them you want to tell?

Life Spinning Moments

Sometimes a comment or an event pivots a life into a new and startling direction. What happened, and where did the spinning end?

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CutBank Multigenre Lit mag


CutBank is looking for high quality writing of serious intent.  Accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions October 1 through February 15.  Send up to five poems and keep prose submissions no longer than 10,000 words.  Include a cover letter with a brief biography, email address, and SASE so we can inform you about our decision.  We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.  Mail your submission to:

eg. Fiction Editor
English Department
LA 133
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

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Then suhbmit by email to

Poetry - 1 to 5 poems

Prose - (creative nonfiction or fiction) - 500 word max.

Visual art-(photographs, drawings, paintings) 1-5 works-send an email with your code and bio, and upload a 300dpi image (gif or jpeg) to
Include your entry code, genre, and a three-line bio (bio will not be considered when reviewing the manuscripts, which will be judged on content only, but must be included because we are on a tight timeframe). Multiple submissions require additional entry fees.  Judges are the editors.

**Important:  Writers, please paste your work into the body of the email (no attachments).

 Mamapalooza Magazine will be distributed at Mamapalooza Festivals w
orldwide, and will be part of a media kit distributed to major media.  Mamapalooza has been covered by Good Morning America, Fox News, USA Today, PEOPLE magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Ladies Home Journal, NPR Radio, XM, Radio, E-Woman's News and more.  A portion of the profits from Mamapalooza Magazine will be contributed to The Motherhood Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to establishing a Museum of Motherhood.

 Deadline 2/10. 

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The 2011 Unified Summer Literary Seminars Fiction and Poetry Contest is in full-swing

Details: Click here for complete contest guidelines


Summer Literary Seminars is announcing its annual unified  literary contest, held this year in affiliation with Black Warrior Review.
Contest winners in the categories of fiction and poetry will have their work published in the Black Wrrior Review the United States. Additionally, they will have the choice of attending (airfare, tuition, and housing included) any one of the SLS 2011 programs – in Montreal, Quebec (June 12 - 25); Vilnius, Lithuania (August); or Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya (December). 

Second-place winners will receive a full tuition waiver for the program of their choice, and third-place winners will receive a 50% tuition discount. select contest participants, based on the overall strength of their work, will

A number of select contest participants, based on the overall strength of their work, will be offered tuition scholarships, as well, applicable to the SLS-2011 programs.

Damselfy Press Seeks Submissions

of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers

Visit the damselfly press website: to read the latest issue and learn more about the journal

Damselfly press, an online literary journal for women selected as Best of the Web 2009 by Dzanc Books, is pleased to announce the publication of our tenth issue and call for submissions for the eleventh issue.

 We are seeking electronic submissions of original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by female writers only slated for online publication in April 2010.

As always, we welcome a myriad of women's voices from new and experienced writers.

The deadline to submit for the eleventh issue is March 15th. They read all year.

These are the e-mails per genre editor:

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The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction


First place winners will be published in the Bellingham Review. Second and third place winners and finalists may be considered for publication.

2011 Submission Guidelines

1. Entry Fees:

bullet$18 for the first entry (one essay).
bulletEach additional entry is $10.
bulletPlease make checks payable to: Bellingham Review.
bulletEveryone entering the competition will receive the "winners issue" of the Bellingham Review (Spring 2010).
bulletInternational Submissions: The Bellingham Review is only able to process international money orders made out in US dollars. Please include an extra $10 to cover the cost of mailing a copy of the Bellingham Review overseas. If you would like to enter the contest without receiving an international subscription, let us know, and you will owe only the $18 entry fee.

2. Deadline:

bulletSubmissions must be postmarked between December 1, 2000, and March 15, 2010.

3. For each entry, submit the following:

bullet3" x 5" index card stating the title of the work, the category (nonfiction), the author's name, phone number, address and email. Please make sure the writing is legible on this card. The author's name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript; the index card will serve as the only record of your entry.
bulletA check made out to the Bellingham Review.
bulletA self-addressed stamped envelope for announcement of winners. The author's name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

4. Maximum length:

bulletProse up to 8,000 words.

5. Restrictions:

bulletNo previously published works, or works accepted for publication, are eligible.
bulletWork may be under consideration elsewhere, but must be withdrawn from the competition if accepted for publication.
bulletCurrent students, faculty, or staff of WWU are not eligible to enter the contest.

6. Send entries to:

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction
Bellingham Review
Mail Stop 9053
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225

7. Manuscripts will not be returned. Winners will be announced by July, 2009.

8. Download a printer-friendly, Microsoft Word version of the Contest Submission Guidelines.

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 SER Contests General Guidelines


Any previously unpublished short-short story, poem, or narrative nonfiction piece is eligible for our contests. All manuscripts must be typed (fiction & nonfiction entries should be double-spaced) and accompanied by a cover letter. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself. Reading fees vary according to category. Make checks or money orders out to The Southeast Review. Postmark deadline: March 15, 2011.

Friends and current or former students of the judge and those who have been affiliated with Florida State University within the last five years are ineligible.

It is not necessary to send an SASE. Winners will be announced on the website in late spring. All contestants will receive the issue in which the winning submissions appear.
Send submissions, marked “WBSSSC”, “SER Poetry Contest”, or “SER Nonfiction Contest” to: 

The Southeast Review
Department of English
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
World's Best Short Short Story Contest

Send up to three short-short stories, no more than 500 words each, per $15 submission fee. Include no more than one short short per page. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Do not include personal identification information anywhere on the stories.
Label envelope: WBSSSC.
The Southeast Review Poetry Contest

Send up to three poems, no more than 10 pages total, per $15 submission fee. Include no more than one poem per page. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Do not include personal identification information anywhere on the poems. Julianna Baggott will judge. One winner will be chosen and awarded $500. The winning poem and nine finalists will be published in spring 2010. Label envelope: SER Poetry Contest.
The (2nd ever!) Southeast Review Narrative Nonfiction Contest

Send one essay, no more than 5,000 words, per $10 submission fee. Include your name and contact information on a very brief cover letter. Do not include personal identification information anywhere on the essay. David Vann will judge. One winner will be chosen and awarded $250. The winning nonfiction piece and two finalists will be published in spring 2010. Label envelope: SER Nonfiction Contest.


THE BACKWATERS Press / Nebraska Poetry

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he Backwaters Press is now accepting submissions forThe Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets through June 30th of 2011, for expected publication in Spring of 2012. Contributors must be Nebraskan women, which includes all women born or currently residing in Nebraska. Poets who have previously lived in Nebraska for a period of not less than 5 years will also be considered. We ask that all submissions include a brief statement describing the author's connection to the state of Nebraska. Poetry submissions need not specifically address Nebraska issues or geography, though both are certainly welcome. Submission deadline: June 30.         

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
Now Accepting Submissions

Do you have an unpublished or self-published novel you know readers will love? Enter your novel in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for a chance to win one of two $15,000 publishing contracts with Penguin USA and distribution of your novel on

First Round: Amazon editors will review a 300 word Pitch of each entry. The top 1000 entries in each category (2000 total entries) will move on to the second round.

Second Round: The field will be narrowed to 250 entries in each category (500 total entries) by Amazon top customer reviewers from ratings of a 5000 word excerpt.

Quarterfinals: Publishers Weekly reviewers will read the full manuscript of each quarterfinalist, and based on their review scores, the top 50 in each category (100 total entries) will move on to the semifinals.

Semifinals: Penguin USA editors will read the full manuscript and review all accompanying data for each semifinalist and will then select three finalists in each category (six total finalists).

Finals: Amazon customers will vote on the three finalists in each category resulting in two grand prize winners.


You can submit your entry at For more information and instructions on how to enter, watch the video tutorials located there as well.


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Multiple Calls for Manuscripts

Details: http://www.thedrillpress.coml

The Drill Press LLC is a new, independent publisher of ebooks.  

They also have three online magazines and are seeking books, fiction, essays, memoirs.

Subject: Call for creative writing submissions for Milk

 Money, a literary journal


Entry Deadline: Feb. 15, 2011 for the next issue
Milk Money, Volume Seven: Vile Pile
They say print is dead. But who are “they” to say such a thing? The editors of Milk Money Magazine in Cincinnati, Ohio think otherwise, and they can back it up with the very real existence of their mechanical duplicator. It’s not alive – it’s a machine – but the quarterly literary magazines it mass-produces are evidence of a very alive scene for printed works of fiction, prose, and poetry from national and international writers.
Milk Money is accepting submissions for its latest edition, Volume Seven: Vile Pile. They are looking for exceptional works of literary and experimental fiction and poetry. Works should be no more than 5,000 words whether it's fiction or poetry. Please only submit one short story per issue, but feel free to submit several works of poetry. We accept submissions year round, but the deadline for our next issue is February 15th.
If a work has been published outside of the United States or published in an online-only journal, Milk Money will consider it; please specify in the body of your e-mail if this is the case when you are submitting. All other previously published material will not be considered.
Milk Money only accepts work submitted via e-mail at Please attach your work in the form of .doc, .rtf or .txt files. Any submissions received otherwise cannot be considered for the magazine. Please do not paste the text in the body of your e-mail. A formal cover letter is not necessary. However, we do like to read a little bit about our contributors so please include a short bio in your e-mail.
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