Literary Arts

Black Mountain Press "Her Words"


“Her Words” is a collection of poetry and short-stories for, by, and about women. The collection provides a feminine touch on the literary world and gives women the opportunity to receive recognition for who they are and for the words they have written. Send your two best pieces for publication consideration to our new quarterly literary magazine, "HerWords. Selected writers of each issue will receive two copies as payment.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

CWC Poetry Contest


Poetry contest open to all CWC members and to non-member residents of the North and South Carolina. Contest is for poetry of fewer than 50 lines; haiku excluded. Sponsored by the Charlotte Writers' Club.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tin Can Literary Review

Haunted Waters Press now seeking submissions for consideration in Tin Can Literary Review—our upcoming fiction anthology celebrating the works of new, emerging, and seasoned authors. We seek stories told in as little as 500 words and as many as 12,000. Contributors to be paid $250 per published story. 

Monday, August 31, 2020

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

The competition is open to all writers regardless of geographical location or prior publication. Submit up to 3,000 words of an unpublished fiction manuscript - short story or self-contained novel excerpt. The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe. The prize is administered by the Great Smokies Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Final judge: Randall Kenan. Sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Call for Artists

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is looking for original artwork for its 15th annual event, Sept. 10-12, 2020, in Burnsville, NC. The artwork will serve as the image/logo for the festival in all promotional materials. Artists of all ages may create and submit a high-resolution photograph of a painting, drawing, photograph, collage, sculpture or computer-generated original piece. The art must be attention grabbing and fit this year's theme: Connections — stories of family, community, history and the land.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Dark Sire accepting submissions

The Dark Sire, a quarterly literary magazine available in digital and print formats, is accepting on-going submissions of short fiction, poetry, and art in the genres of gothic, horror, fantasy, and psychological. Special interest is in darker tones and themes of the representated genres, as well as in abstract art. LGBTQ+ and international works welcome. All submissions must be in English. Short Fiction: up to 5,000 words. Poetry: up to 2 pages in length. Rolling deadline.

Name Change: Stories of Transformation and Identity

Writers Amabel Kylee Síorghlas and Jaquelyn Fernandez Rieke are creating and publishing an anthology: Name Change: Stories of Identity & Transformation. We seek original creative nonfiction essays, poems, and B&W Images/Art about the decision to change one's given name—first, middle, or last name (or all three)—as well as the outcome of implementing the change, especially the social, societal, and identity shifts related to that decision. We seek diverse voices to share poignant stories of choosing a new name in order to better suit personality or life purpose, to fully inhabit gender or sexual identity, to assimilate into a new culture, as a rite of passage and personal growth, for spiritual purposes, for activist reasons, or for love and marriage, and the list goes on. The reasons for choosing a new name are vast and deep, wrought with intense introspection, leading to significant personal transformation.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Blue Ridge Motorcycling Magazine

Blue Ridge Motorcycling Magazine features personality profiles of interesting, attractive and successful riders in the Blue Ridge region, rides to interesting or historic places in the Blue Ridge, and business profiles/reviews of restaurants, breweries or wineries. Articles should be 1,200 to 2,500 words in length. Rolling deadline.

Boulevard accepting submissions

Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction and nonfiction (up to 8,000 words) and poetry (up to 200 lines). While we frequently publish writers with previous credits, we are very interested in less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise. If you have practiced your craft and your work is the best it can be, send it to Boulevard. Paying market.

Friday, May 1, 2020


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