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Submit! Twelve Publications With Deadlines This Month

Spring is here, and with it the number of literary magazines and publications with deadlines this month is in full bloom. Check out our curated list of lit mags, fellowships, and contests, for the best places to submit your work in the month of March.

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The Threepenny Review – This highly revered journal is now open for submissions. No reading fee means it will cost you only the postage for your manuscript. Submission details here. No Entry Fee

National Endowment For The Arts – Writers, submit your fellowship application for a chance to win funding and support for your writing through the country’s most prestigious arts organization. Eligibility and submissions requirements here. No Entry Fee; Due Date: March 11

Bellingham Review – The Bellingham Review is open for its annual contests in poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Three cash prizes of $1000 in each category are awarded. Winners and runners up will be published in the Spring 2016 print edition. Submit here! Entry Fee: $20; Due Date: March 15

Willow Springs – This spring contest is awarding $2000 to the best piece of fiction. With no word count restrictions, it is open to stories of all shapes and sizes. Winners will receive a cash prize, publication, and all entrants will earn a year’s subscription. Details here. Entry Fee: $15; Due Date: March 15

Prairie Schooner Book Prize – This University of Nebraska Press will award the winner $3000 and publication of a novella-length work or short story collection. Submit manuscripts up to 150 pages in length. Entry Fee: $25; March 15

Selected Shorts –The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize, judged this year by Karen Russell and in partnership with Electric Literature and Gotham Writers’ Workshop, will award a winning author $1000, a ten-week workshop through Gotham, and live performance of the piece at Symphony Space in June. Stories up to 750 words can be submitted here. Entry Fee: $25; Due Date: March 15

Gigantic Sequins – Gigantic Sequins’ winter contest is open for poetry comics and flash nonfiction, judged by Bianca Stone and Mike Doughty respectively. Winners will be awarded $75, publication, and a few other special perks (listed as TBD on the site). Learn more here. Entry Fee: $5 for poems, $15 for nonfiction; Due Date: March 15

Mslexia – This lit mag is thrilled to announce its Women’s Short Story Competition is open for entries. Suitable for writers of all levels of experience, winning the competition gets your work published in Mslexia‘s June issue (not to mention the tasty £2,000 prize). Entries must be no longer than 2,200 words, full details here. Entry Fee: £10; Due Date: March 16

Tin House Writers Workshop Scholarship – One of the country’s most prestigious literary magazines holds a summer workshop in Portland, Oregon, and scholarships to attend must be submitted by March 18. Full details on the workshop (which accepts submissions on a rolling basis) can be found here. No Entry Fee. Scholarship Deadline: March 18

Gulf Coast – This contest awards publication and $1,500 each to the best poem, essay, and short story, as well as $250 to two honorable mentions in each genre. The winners will appear in Gulf Coast 28.1, due out in Fall 2015, and all entries will be considered for paid publication. Details and submissions info, here. Entry Fee: $23; Due Date: March 22

The Masters Review – Don’t forget our own Emerging Writers contest! Guest judged by author Kevin Brockmeier, ten writers will be awarded $500 and publication in our yearly anthology. All winners are part of an exclusive mailing to editors, agents, and publishers, and are showcased as ten writers to watch. Submissions info can be found here. Entry Fee: $20; Due Date: March 31

The North American Review – The Torch Memorial Prize for Creative Nonfiction, seeks out a piece of creative nonfiction up to 30 pages for publication and will award $500 to the winner. Submit your story, here. Entry Fee: $20 and includes a year’s subscription; Due Date: April 1

Literary Links: Magazines and Contests with Deadlines in June

Deadline time is every time. Once again, a collection of deadlines for magazines and writing contests. Most of these end June 30th/July 1st, but make sure to double-check the corresponding websites for any updated information.

Salamander – This Boston-based nonprofit literary organization (with ties to Suffolk University) publishes a magazine twice a year. Their 2014 Fiction Prize will be judged by Jennifer Haigh. The reading fee includes a one-year subscription. The mid-month deadline is creeping up. More details here. Entry Fee: $15. DUE DATE: June 15

 Writer’s Digest – WD’s Annual Writing Competition was in last month’s list but they’ve extended their deadline, which gives you a bit more time to polish and submit your work of memoir, poetry, YA, genre shorts, literary shorts, etc. The Grand Prize is a whopping $3000 and includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the next Writer’s Digest Conference. Submit now. Entry Fee: $30 for the first manuscript; $25 for each additional entry. DUE DATE: June 16th 

Literary Arts – The Portland non-profit literary center is responsible for bringing some of the world’s best writers to Portland to read as well as sharing Portland’s best writers with our public high schools through their Writers In The Schools outreach program. And they also offer Oregon Literary Fellowships, a prize of $2500 awarded to Oregon writers who “initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.” They also offer the annual Women Writers Fellowship to “an Oregon woman writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction whose work explores experiences of race, class, physical disability, or sexual orientation.” More details here. No Entry Fee. DUE DATE: June 27th

Glimmer Train – This triannual writing journal, which also shares our hometown, has a fiction contest for June that is open to all writers, subjects, and themes. First prize gets you $2500 and 20 copies of the issue in which you’ll be published. Considering every issue sells out, that’s a generous detail. There are second and third prizes as well. Entry Fee: $20 per submission (three max). DUE DATE: June 30th

Red Hen Press – The Short Story Award is given annually by this LA-based literary press. It includes a $1000 prize and publication in the Los Angeles Review. This is a bliNd read, sO doN‘t leAve identifying inforMation in your EntrieS, winkwink. Go ahead, apply. Entry Fee: $20 per two-story submission. DUE DATE: June 30th

National Poetry Review Press – We’ve gone local, we’ve gone West Coast. Now we go national (even though they’re based in CA), with the National Poetry Review Press’s Book Prize, given every year for a poetry collection. This year’s judge is C.J. Sage. Manuscripts should be between 45 to 80 pages. Check it out. Entry Fee: $25. DUE DATE: June 30th

Bellevue Literary Review – Ooh boy, BLR is bringing the heat in terms of judging caliber. Their annual prizes of $1000 are awarded to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer for works “about health, healing, illness, the body, and the mind.” The Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry will be judged by Major Jackson, the Goldenberg Prize for Fiction by Chang-Rae Lee, and the Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction by Anne Fadiman. Submit now! Entry Fee: $20 (the $30 rate includes a subscription). DUE DATE: July 1st