16th Poetry on the Lake

Theme: ‘Star,’ heavenly, movie or other. 3 categories: Open (max 40 lines), formal verse (max 40 lines), short (max 10 lines). Email poems in attachment to [email protected] with contact details only in body of mail. Pay Paypal to poetryonthelake or click donation button on website.

Published: January 28, 2016

Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest

Create a spring-themed poem or story for children ages 5 – 12. Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced. On the right hand corner of the first page include your name and home and email addresses. Only fictional pieces by one …

Published: January 28, 2016

“Heat” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme: Heat can mean warmth, passion, anger, excitement, a spicy quality, pressure from authorities and a hot day. It can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract and completely unique ways. What heat can your imagination create? | Eligible submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to …

Published: January 22, 2016

Epiphany Magazine Spring Contest

Epiphany has published a Nobel Prize winner and helped an unpublished writer become a National Book Award Finalist. Anything goes. This is our annual spring contest. This year, the categories are: – Fiction, judged by Rebecca Curtis – Nonfiction, judged by Kathryn Harrison – Poetry, judged by Vijay Seshadri – Under 30 (prose), judged by …

Published: January 13, 2016

Wonders of Nature Poetry Competition

To be in with a chance of winning, write a poem about an aspect of nature. You can use the photo published on the website for inspiration or, just become inspired by the natural world around you. You have a maximum of 40 lines. Your poem must be unique and previously unpublished. Check out all …

Published: January 7, 2016

Carteret Writers 2016 Contest

CARTERET WRITERS’ 25th annual contest is open to submissions from Jan. 1 through Mar. 8, 2016. Categories include flash fiction, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s. You need not be a member of Carteret Writers to enter. All judging is blind.

Published: January 1, 2016

Indiana Review

Now in its 38th year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic. As a biannual literary review, IR considers previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays and art. IR is edited and managed …

Published: December 31, 2015


Wildness wants work that evokes the unknown. The lostness; the distance. We want stories that linger just out of reach. We want to follow you into the blue that’s nestled inside your dreams. We are currently looking for poetry, prose, essays, art and photography. Please send your work to us using the email address: [email protected]

Published: December 30, 2015

KYSO Flash “Triple F” Writing Challenge

KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) announces a writing-prompt challenge of three words: fierce, flicker and fool. Accepted from writers worldwide: micro-fiction, prose poetry, haibun stories, tanka tales and lineated poetry, both free and formal verse. Innovative works welcome. Cash prizes. Winners and finalists published online in spring and in our print anthology next fall; …

Published: December 25, 2015

Best Writing About Love

What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or artwork, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental and more. We know there is a whole world of love out there. Write it. Draw it. Paint it. Then send it in. All submitted works must be original and …

Published: December 20, 2015