Calls and contests with April and May deadlines

Calls for submissions

A number of editors and contest organisers have reached out to us over the past couple of months for help getting the word out to our community and we added a few more we thought would be of interest.

Note: We are a creative writing school and compile these lists for the benefit of our students. We’re happy to answer questions about our courses but please don’t send us your publishing queries or submissions :). Instead, click on the green links to go to the publication’s website and look for their submissions page. For more great places to submit as well as our best tips on getting published, check out our other lists and resources.

Amsterdam Quarterly is looking for poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for their Summer 2022 issue on the theme of holidays. They want prose of no more than 3,000 words and poems no longer than two A4 pages. No simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted, you’ll receive a copy of the print edition of the journal. Deadline: 30 April 2022

Jellyfish Review, also featured on our flash fiction list for people who hate to wait, is looking for flash fiction, creative nonfiction, prose poetry, and hybrid work on the theme of memorable characters. Maximum 1000 words. Authors of accepted work will be paid a $25 honorarium and the editors will pick a favourite to receive $100. Deadline: 30 April 2022

Montreal International Poetry Prize, also featured on our list of 7 contests with huge cash prizes, offers $20,000 Canadian (roughly €14,600) and publication in the 2022 Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology for the winning poem. To enter, submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a $20 Canadian (roughly €15) entry fee by 15 May 2022.

Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition awards annual prizes of £5,000 (roughly €6,000) and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology for a poem (up to 42 lines) and a short story (up to 5,000 words). Additionally, a prize of £1,000 (roughly €1,200) and publication is awarded for a work of flash fiction (up to 250 words). In each category, second-place, third-place and commended writers also receive prizes. The entry fee for poems and short stories is £10 (roughly €12) and for flash fiction it’s £9 (roughly €11). Deadline: 31 May 2022

Tint Journal is dedicated exclusively to showcasing writers for whom English is a second or non-native language. They do not accept translations – the work must be an original work in English by a non-native speaker. The editors are looking for flash fiction of up to 800 words, short stories and creative nonfiction of 1000 to 4,000 words, and poetry (one poem per submission up to 4 pages in length) for their Fall ’22 issue. There is no theme or submissions fee. Deadline: 31 May 2022 (midnight CEST).

9 May 2022

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