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ALLPOETRY.COM—Join the largest poetry community, more than 500,000 poets strong. From beginners to experts, get friendly encouragement and detailed critiques when you’re ready. No-fee contests, $50 cash prizes, active discussion forums, and join our annual anthology. Totally free with optional monthly memberships. For more information, visit: www.allpoetry.com/pw.

ANTHOLOGY: Relational Aggression in Females. Seeking essays from women of all ages, races, and sexual orientations who have experienced bullying during their developmental years from other girls or who have been victims in their adulthood of aggressive, demeaning, or disempowering behavior from other women. The ideal essay will include observations about the emotional impact such experiences have had. Word limit: 1,000. Visit www.changesinlife.com to submit your essay. Click on the Submit link in the right-hand column. Type “Anthology” on the title line and include the title of the essay in the body of your submission. Deadline: September 15.

POETRYSOUP.COM—Poetry community with the most poetry resources in the world. Free online poetry contests. All competitions are free. Enter as many contests as you want. You keep copyrights on all your poems. Some poetry contests even have prizes! Run your own poetry contests. Visit: www.poetrysoup.com/poetry/contests.

RATTLE SEEKS submissions by children for our annual Young Poets Anthology—poets must be age 15 or younger. Deadline: October 15. Children, parents, or teachers (with parent’s permission and contact information) may send up to 4 poems using our online submission manager. Website: www.rattle.com/children.

SHOW US YOUR Papers (Anthology), edited by Wendy Scott Paff, Daniela Buccilli, and Cherise A. Pollard. Submission deadline: August 31. Send us your poems about writs, wills, certificates of birth, marriage, death, medical charts, shift logs, foreclosures, permits. To be published by Main Street Rag. Details: www.showusyourpapers.info and submittable.com.


FLYING KETCHUP Press: To discover and develop new voices in poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction with a special emphasis on new short stories. Now looking for cozy mystery novellas, short fantasy, and poetry on Submittable. Our dream—to create worlds of wonder and delight. Find us at www.flyingketchuppress.com.

IF YOU LOVE writing about history, you might be a person who could help us in writing parish history stories. We are publishers who have been publishing beautiful history stories for over 50 years, and seek from time to time new writers who love history, who can help us write stories for histories of church congregations. We are published throughout the United States, are in the Library of Congress, and we also publish our books in Spanish and other languages. We may give you the names of church congregations who are candidates, or you might suggest to us those church congregations who are candidates for this in your area. Church congregation size is an issue. Visit our website at www.customstudios.com. Write to us with your previous publishing experience or contact us at normnyc@gmail.com.

SOUTHERN FRIED Karma seeks booklength fiction. Our mission: Cultivate artistic voices of the new millennium with a local accent but a global view. We want the multiplicity of the cosmic experience: Past, present, future, the good, the bad, and especially the unexpected. POC, LGBTQIA+, and women to the front. Website: http://sfkpress.com/submissions.

TINDERBOX Editions is currently considering literary prose manuscripts, which could include novels or novellas, longform nonfiction, collections of stories, hybrid collections, and especially personal or lyric essay collections. Our open reading period is July and August. More information about the reading period and our books can be found at www.tinderboxeditions.org.

WTAW PRESS seeks unpublished books of prose (novels, memoirs, collections of stories or essays, hybrids, etc.). We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds and encourage submissions by women, minorities, LGBTQ or nonbinary-gender people, persons with disabilities, and other traditionally underrepresented groups. April 15–July 15. Guidelines: www.wtawpress.org.


COMSTOCK REVIEW presents their Comstock Writers Group Chapbook contest. Top prize: $1,000 and 50 author’s copies. Submit manuscript of 25–34 pages (see line limit per page) between August 1–October 31. Entry fee of $30 includes copy of winning chapbook. Visit the website for complete guidelines, which must be followed. Online submission fee extra. Peggy Miller, Comstock Review editor, will judge. Address: CR Chapbook 2018, 4956 St. John Dr., Syracuse, NY 13215. Website: www.comstockreview.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/comstock-review/186488898068352?ref=ts-219-.


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