Literary Arts

Goldman Walkman Magazine accepting submissions

Golden Walkman Magazine is a podcast literary magazine devoted to giving writing a voice. From now until the end of August, we will be accepting submissions of 30 pages or less regardless of genre. The winning manuscript will be published as an audiobook in 2020.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals

Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals s a nationally recognized festival of the emerging musical at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The final presentations are off-book, staged concert productions with a full band and lighting design. We are looking for original musicals that are in development with a cast of 7 or more characters. (A cast of 10-15 is ideal.) We define a musical as a performance in which music is a primary mode of storytelling. This can include ensemble-based, devised, experimental and/or operatic work. The musical should have a completed first draft and must have been read at least once in a workshop or concert setting.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Bull City Press Chapbooks accepting submissions


Bull City Press is open to chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction (especially flash fiction), and creative nonfiction during our Summer 2019 Chapbook Open Reading Period. Instead of charging a set reading fee, the reading fee is "pay what you want." If you're saddled with student debt or have limited access to submissions periods and contests, we want to hear from you. If you've got a quirky manuscript that's still looking for a home, we want to hear from you. Whether you're a new, unpublished writer or an established writer with a short project close to your heart, we want to hear from you. Poetry: 18-30 pages. For nonfiction and fiction: 30-60 pages, double-spaced.

Friday, July 5, 2019

North Street Book Prize

Your self-published book can win up to $3,000 plus expert marketing services. Length limit: 200,000 words maximum. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restriction on age of author. No restriction on year of publication. All contestants receive a free PDF download of The Great First Impression Book Proposal by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Bear Review accepting work

Bear Review is a biannual journal of poetry, art and micro prose based in Kansas City. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Turnaround time is fast. All published writing is automatically considered for an annual editor's prize which includes an honorarium and interview. The first editor's prize will be judged this fall and will consider work from this issue and the fall issue. Submit up to five original, previously unpublished poems or micro prose pieces (fiction or nonfiction, 500 words or fewer). Rolling deadline.

Words Without Borders Poems in Translation Contest

Words Without Borders is pleased to announce a new contest to spotlight some of the groundbreaking poets working around the world today and to celebrate the art of translating poetry. The contest is open to contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English. Four winning translated poems will be co-published on Words Without Borders, the digital magazine for international literature, and in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, throughout September, which is National Translation Month. The winning poems will be selected by acclaimed poet, translator, and scholar Mónica de la Torre, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. Individual poems must not exceed forty lines.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Deathscribe: International Festival of Horror Radio Plays

Every year we seek 10-minute audio drama scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two audio drama scripts to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hard Times Story Contest


Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words. Sponsored by The Writers' Workshop of Asheville.

Sunday, June 30, 2019


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