SUNDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and Other News and Information


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SONDER REVIEW publishes biannually in print and online and considers submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, art, interviews and reviews.Rolling deadline. This review also offers editorial services. Details HERE.

HAUNTED WATER PRESS, from the depths, publishes fiction, flash fiction and poetry.  Detailed submission calendar and submission guidelines HERE.

THE BeZINE submissions for the July 2017 issues (theme: Environmental Justice/Climate Change: Farming and Access to Water) should be in by July 10th latest.  Publication date is July 15th. Poetry, essays, fiction and creative nonfiction, art and photography, music (videos), and whatever lends itself to online presentation is welcome for consideration. Please check out a few issues first and the Intro./Mission Statement and Submission Guidelines. No demographic restrictions. (Apologies: Last weeks the incorrect date was provided for this theme and issue.  Any submission in line with this theme will still be considered for publication.)

THE FLEXIBLE PERSONA, a literary magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry biannually. August 31 is the deadline for creative flash nonfiction and flash fiction.  Submission guidelines are HERE.

Jewish Fiction .net “publishes only literary fiction (short stories and excerpts from novels). We consider work that is either written in English or translated into English from another language, as long as it has not yet been published in English, either in print or online … Submissions should be neither as short as flash fiction nor longer than 6,000 words…” Rolling submission policy.  Details HERE.


FAIRY TALE REVIEW, a yearly publication of Wayne State University, features “poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel—mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.” Submissions to its digital platform are open at this writing. Details HERE.

HARPER COLLINS accepts manuscript submissions for its romance imprints, Avon Impluse and Harper Legend. Details HERE.


THE SONDER PRESS ALL FICTION CHAPBOOK COMPETITION is open for submissions through August 31. The award is $300 and ten printed copies.  There is a $10 entry fee. Details HERE.

THE 2017 BARBARA MANDIGO KELLY PEACE POETRY AWARDS “is an annual serious of awards to encourage  poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” The three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 and under. The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English. Deadline: July 1, 2017. Cash awards. Entry fees. Details HERE.

FAIRYTALE REVIEW, a yearly publication of Wayne State University, 2017 Poetry and Prose Awards close on July 15. $10 entry fee. Details HERE.

SLAMBASSADORS, The Poetry Society, 2017 UK National Championship Competition closes 30 September. Details HERE.

DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE 2018 Call for submissions is open through June 30, 2017. This award is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. “The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement.” Details HERE.

LEIF AND INGER SJOBERG AWARD to encourage translation of Scandinavian literature is open through June 15, deadline. $2,000 award is given “to the best English translation of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author in Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish after 1800.” Details HERE.

LEDBURY POETRY COMPETITION 2017 is open through 13 July 2017. Details HERE.


LEDBURY POETRY FESTIVAL (UK)  runs from 30 June- 9 July 2017. Details and booking HERE.

HILL-STEAD MUSEUM (Connecticut) its 25th Sunken Garden Poetry Festival beginning on June 20 with Billy Collins. Details and calendar are HERE.


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