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Woodhall Press seeks true narratives of 300 words or less from BIPOC writers who self-identify as women for Nonwhite and Woman: 153 Micro Essays on Being in the World to be published Spring 2022. Editor: Darien Hsu Gee. Emerging and established writers welcome. Previously published work accepted—include prior pub info. Deadline: April 30. Details at www.woodhallpress.com/nonwhite-and-woman or e-mail madeleine@woodhallpress.com.

CALL FOR submissions for the 42 Stories Anthology. The goal is to have 1,764 stories in 1 book. We only need about 500 more works. Free to submit and a Best of Award in each chapter. Google 42 Stories Anthology for guidelines.


Modern Southern Folklore, a new online anthology of creative nonfiction works about prevailing beliefs, myths, and narratives in Southern culture, is seeking narrative and contemplative works about the ideas, experiences, and assumptions that have shaped life below the old Mason-Dixon Line since 1970. Website: modernsouthernfolklore.com/submissions


founded, annual Coolest American Stories Anthology seeks engaging, courageous, empathetic, downto-earth short stories written by people from all walks of life. No nominations required; unpublished, previously published fine—novel excerpts considered. Pays $100. Send us that vibrant story that’s “not quite right” for others. CASA: “where storytelling thrives.” www.coolestamericanstories.com submit.html.


Stories Press is seeking visual and literary memoir submissions for ongoing anthology projects including “Show & Tell,” “COVID-19 Diaries,” and “Nam.” Participate in the August Wilson Tribute, “Dear August.” Learn about newly forming virtual salons centering literature, arts and journaling for artists, writers, scholars, and diarists. Visit tellingourstoriespress.com.


ATMOSPHERE PRESS is currently seeking submissions of full-length book manuscripts in all genres—from poetry to fiction to memoir and beyond—with no reading fee. Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to honesty, transparency, professionalism, kindness, and making your book awesome. Learn more at atmospherepress.com.


Legacy Book Press is open for submissions, accepting book-length personal stories in nonfiction, autobiographical fiction, and/or poetry formats. Collaborative relationship, generous royalty splits, and easy to work with. No upfront fees. Tip: Follow submission guidelines exactly. For details, visit legacybook press.com.


2021 TWO SYLVIAS Press Chapbook Prize is now open. Winner receives $500, publication by Two Sylvias Press, 20 copies of the winning book, and a Depression-era glass trophy (circa 1930). All entries considered for publication. Deadline: May 31. Guidelines: twosylviaspress.com/chapbook-prize.html. Also now available for purchase—2019’s chapbook winner: Christopher Salerno’s Deathbed Sext, chosen by Maggie Smith.


chapbook contest. Publication and 10 copies of your book. We like imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 12–24 page manuscript, SASE, $10 reading fee to Blue Light Press, P.O. Box 150300, San Rafael, CA 94915 by June 30. For guidelines, bluelight press@aol.com. Website: www.bluelightpress.com.


Press, a lesbian-identified poetry press, is excited to announce our seventh annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Judge will be Julie Marie Wade. Winner receives $300. All entries are considered for publication. Submissions accepted May 4 to July 4, through Submittable. Sliding scale fee. Full details at: headmistress press.blogspot.com/2017/07/2020-charlotte-mew-chapbook-contest.html.



One of the Top 10 Literary blogs on the web. The RavensPerch Literary Magazine seeks submissions of well-groomed poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. For submission guidelines, visit us at theravensperch.com.

AJI MAGAZINE is calling for poetry, short fiction, literary nonfiction, reviews, photography, and graphic art from emerging and established writers and artists. Submissions open on May 1 and November 1 and close once the upcoming issue is filled. Back issues are available at www.ajimagazine.com; e-mail queries can be sent to ajimagazine@gmail.com.


Journal of Nursing (print circulation 80,000 and digital editions), seeks department. Authors need not be health care professionals. Original perspectives and clear, unsentimental writing are preferred. $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Query coordinator before submitting (use “Art of Nursing” in subject line): .

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