sponsored by Creative Print Publishing Ltd.

seeks novel-length works from unpublished authors

genre entries due the last day of each month, and only accepted during that month

DECEMBER 2011 Young Adult & Teen Fiction
JANUARY 2012 Science Fiction
FEBRUARY 2012 Historical and Mythological
MARCH 2012 Westerns
APRIL 2012 Horror and the Supernatural


(scroll past entry form for rules)


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call for participation

A bit different call for submissions… 

Great Backyard Bird Count begins February 18, 2011

calling all students, teachers, parents, PEOPLE

in United States and Canada

be a part of something big

curriculum uses: math, geography, history, writing

“Coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Bird Studies Canada, the four-day count typically records more than 10 million observations.”

details @ http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/press/news-stories/2011-gbbc-news-release


Hurry! Deadline is Tuesday: Nelson Algren Short Story Award

Nelson Algren Short Story Award

sponsored by Chicago Tribune

accepting stories up to 10,000 words

no entry fee

deadline February 15 2011

details @ http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/chi-nelson-algren-award-112910,0,7904777.htmlstory

Call for: Poets, Teen Writers, Anthologies Subs, Fantasy Writers and More

Melange Books

seeks mainstream, contemporary and erotica submissions for anthologies, ebooks and print

opens for submissions on Feb 1, 2011

details @ http://www.melange-books.com/subs.html


Flash Fire 500 Contest

accepting flash fiction

deadline Feb 13, 2011

details @ http://flashfire500.blogspot.com/p/2011-contest.html


Mirror Dance

novice and teen writers encouraged to submit

seeks fantasy flash-fiction and prose poetry

Summer Issue “Kunstkammern: Stories of Secrets and Curiosities.”

All non-theme submissions will be considered for an upcoming issue.



Indigo Rising Surreal Minimalist Poetry Contest

accepting entries up to 25 words

deadline Feb 25 2011

details @ http://irmsurrealminimalistcontest.blogspot.com/



seeks poetry

Issue 50 theme: Journeys

deadline Feb 28, 2011

details @ http://magmapoetry.com/contributions/

February Deadlines: The Other Journal, Soundzine, Status Hat


The Other Journal

accepting for Spring issue

theme FOOD

submissions include critical essays and reviews, poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction

deadline Feb 1, 2011

details @  http://theotherjournal.com/info.php?page=submissions



reopens for subs on Feb 1, 2011 (ck site for details)

We accept quality poetry and flash fiction (800 word maximum), as well as author’s readings.  We are now also accepting submissions of music and song.  Submissions should be accompanied by a brief bio.  Articles concerning literary criticism or theory will also be considered.

details @ http://www.soundzine.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=58


Status Hat

seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, articles, poetry, visual art, and songs/compositions

TOOLS  (Publication Month – April, 2011)

NATURE (Publication Month – May, 2011)

MUSEUMS (Publication Month – June, 2011)

Submission Deadline for these issues: February 17, 2011

details @ http://www.statushat.org/create/status-hat-artszine/submission-guidelines.html


also at Status Hat

“accepting inquiries for editorial assistance on two projects – The Status Hat Reader 2011 (to be published in the first half of this year) and a new quarterly or semi-annual publication devoted to Storytelling.”

deadline for inquiries Feb. 10, 2011

details @ http://www.statushat.org/create/status-hat-artszine/submission-guidelines.html

Can you write a $20,000 skit?

Live with Regis and Kelly along with Quaker Oatmeal present

Great Days Start Here! Contest

share a video of your morning routine

“We are searching for the most fun, exciting and entertaining video submission.”

deadline February 18, 2011

details @ http://www.dadt.com/live/contest/greatdays/index.html


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Amazon Novel Contest, Meditation Poetry Contest, and More…

Heads up: Amazon Novel Award Contest…

The 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

sponsored by Amazon.com, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace

this fourth annual contest offers “two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction”

opens Jan 24 – closes Feb 6, 2011

details http://www.amazon.com/b?node=332264011


2011 Spirit First Meditation Poetry Contest

“…theme of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or silence. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none…”

deadline January 31, 2011

details @ http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest.html



seeks short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art

“The theme for Issue 7 is Sacred, but we accept themed and unthemed work alike.”

deadline February 28, 2011

details @ http://dotdotdash.org/?page_id=14


Graywolf Press

seeking  “…high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combines a distinct voice with a distinct vision …”

open for subs Jan, May, Sep – annually

details @ http://www.graywolfpress.org/Company_Info/Submission_Guidelines/Graywolf_Press_Submission_Guidelines/127/


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