November Deadlines

updated 2010


Ellipsis (Westminster College)

Seeking short fiction, prose, poetry, and visual art

Reading August 1 – November 1 2010

Details @


Cartwheels: a chapbook

Seeks poems, short fiction, etc. relating to the “…cyclic, cartwheels, cart wheels, or any variation thereof. Loose interpretations are quite acceptable.”

Deadline November 1, 2010

Details @


Fall Writing Contest

sponsored by Basement Writing Workshop

submit a completed writing prompt: poem, short story, essay

deadline November 1, 2010

details @


Call for Papers: Texas Tech University Library

Spider-Man, Spider-Women, and Webspinners: Critical Perspectives

“…seeking articles of around 4-6,000 words discussing the phenomena of Spider-Man or its off-shoots related to the comics, films, animated series, games, television series, history etc.”

deadline for abstracts November 1, 2010


Poetica Magazine

Mizmor L’David Anthology

accepting submissions

Theme: Mezuzot on our Doorposts

Reflections on Yom Kippur

deadline November 1, 2010

details @


Touch: The Journal of Healing

accepting poetry, prose, art, and photography

for January 2011 issue

deadline November 14, 2010

details @


Taj Mahal Review

accepting Poems, Haiku, Esperanto Essays, Poems with English translations, Essays, Short Stories, Literary Articles, Reviews, Photos, Paintings and Drawings

deadline Nov. 15, 2010

details @



is looking for two new junior editors for spec fiction only

deadline: Sunday, November 21, 2010

details @

“… if you are interested in giving us a try. Tell us why you are interested in slushing for us in particular, and remember that our current editors’ work is not eligible for publication in Ideomancer, nor is this a paying position.”


“Baasher Ghor” Bamboo House Project

accepting projects and artwork involving bamboo from architects, designers, artists, craftspeople and writers

“submissions should be no more than 1000 words, or two sides of A4 – with up to five images attached for consideration. There are no restrictions on the medium you choose to use.”

deadline November 21, 2010

details @


Shout Out Teen Writing Contest

sponsored by Next Step Magazine

open to all high school students in U.S.

deadline 11/26/10

details @


Graveside Tales

Seeks horror novellas/novels

Accepting SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 – NOVEMBER 30, 2010

Details @


Celapene Press

Short and Twisted – 2011 Anthology

Seeks mini stories, super shorts, short stories, poetry and black & white images

Accepting October 1 – November 30, 2010

Details @


2011 Minotaur Books/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

submissions “…open to any writer, regardless of nationality, who has never been the author of a published novel…”

deadline November 30, 2010

details @


Harley-Davidson Start Something Contest

“…write a creative narrative (containing no more than 140 words) telling us where your ultimate ride would be and why”

submissions open to ages 21 and up

deadline November 30, 2010

details @

(online form: official rules above SUBMIT button)


Keepin’ It Rural Contests

Video Competition

Photo Competition

share about rural and farm life

deadline November 30, 2010

details @



updated 2009


Lilith Magazine’s 7th fiction competition

 due by 11/1

no fee, snail submissions only

Details @


First Line Contest due November 1, 2009:

 use this line “Waiting for change always seems

to take longer than you would expect.”

No fee, but no pay either.

Details @


Writer2Writer Contest

sign up for their ezine to qualify

no entry fee

open only from 11/12 – 11/30/09



Joy of Christmas Contest

Enter by November 13, 2009

“Help us celebrate this special time of year

by uploading an inspiring story…”

Sponsored by Guideposts online

Details @


The William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grants Program

for Unpublished Writers

Awards up to $1,500 and compensation for appearance

at their yearly convention for Mystery genre

similar to Agatha Christie’s work: no fee.

Receiving submissions 9/15—11/15/2009

Details @


The American Voice in Poetry: the Legacy of

Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, & William Carlos Williams

“We are looking for poems rooted in the literary tradition

that honors place, voice, and specificity.”

Deadline November 15, 2009


Who’s Coming to Dinner
sponsored by
Daily Lit
send a holiday mini-story
before 11/29/09
details @


“The Search for Flat Stanley’s Next BIG Adventure” Contest
Submit your story and Flat Stanley
open to residents of US & DC between ages 7 and 12
Runs until November 30, 2009
Details @


Six Little Things

Online Quarterly Lit Magazine

Submissions open until 11/30

No reading fee indicated

Details @


The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank

Short Story Award

£25,000 for a single story published

in the United Kingdom or Ireland

Deadline 11/30

Details @


Tapestry of Bronze Fall 09 Poetry celebrating

Greek & Roman mythology & Olympian gods:

Poem topic this contest is Demeter aka Ceres,

goddess of the harvest.

Follow email submission carefully.

Enter either under 18 OR 18 and over age group.

Deadline: November 30, 2009


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