The Classifieds

Presses and magazines are encouraged to submit their upcoming submission opportunities for to Classifieds@gasherjournal.com. Please indicate in the body of the email which section (Books, Chapbooks, Magazines) as well as genre, cost to submit, award amounts, deadline to submit, and link for the submission page.

 

An example: CHAPBOOKS: Gasher Press Chapbook Prize/ Deadline: September 30th / Poetry / Cost: $10 / Prize: $250 + 10 copies

An Introduction to the List

To Submit 

by Rajiv Mohabir 

author of Anitman (Restless Books, 2021) and Cutlish (Four Way Books, 2021)

 

When I send my work out, I don’t ever think of it as “submission” though I do like the act of queer submitting. When I send out my poems to journals, cold or invited, I think of it (to take a page out of Suheir Hammad’s words) as sending for consideration. It’s a matter of power and dignity: your own power and dignity as an artist. Most people today will say that to send work out for consideration you need a “thick skin” not taking into account the abusiveness of that statement. Working as a writer and as an editor, I will tell you that there is not enough space to print and publish everything that I find to me moving, and that ever rejection that I’ve given feels painful because I know that the person who opens the email—on the other side of my communiqués—will not be thrilled with such news.

 

But when it comes to my own work being rejected, I sometimes get defensive. Clearly that editor did not see what I was doing. It’s their fault. There’s an expression I learned in Hindi that says, If they don’t know how to dance they will blame the courtyard for being uneven and maybe that’s who I am as a poet too. But I can get over this if I changed my frame of mind to think of the overworked editor that they have considered the work and it’s a pass this time. Here I give myself more dignity than the ignorant dancer I was blaming myself for being. It’s not my work that is bad—it just not be a great fit at this moment. Maybe I could deepen my poem or dive into its craft a little more. Or maybe it’s just the wrong place for this particular piece. This is more about giving myself agency and dignity than it is about the other people involved. Yes, editors can be transphobic, racist, sexist, classist, and homophobic—this is a possibility because the world we live in is all of those things. But don’t be your own bully. You deserve better treatment from yourself until you can become an editor and make the more just world that we are all thirsty for.

 

My best advice to you is to send for consideration with abandon. This is what I do. Send your best work. When, after consideration the editor passes on it, take heart, and edit it if you’d like and send the same poems and writings out again to a different press or journal. Give the editor grace and give yourself an even larger helping. Believe in your work even though that feels risky to do so or to admit that you do.

May | June | July

 

 

 

BOOKS

CHAPBOOKS

MAGAZINES

Shortcuts

Small Press: Books

7.13 Books.     Open | Fiction | Fee: $5

 

Academy of American Poets — Ambroggio Prize      Deadline: February 15th | Poetry Translated from Spanish to English | Prize: $1,000 + Publication by University of Arizona Press | Judge: Raina J. León

 

Academy of American Poets — Harold Morton Landon Translation Award      Deadline: February 15th  | Poetry Translated into English | Prize: $1,000 + Publication | Judge: David Shook

 

Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry      Deadline: April 15th  | Poetry |  Fee: $25 | Prize: $1500 + Publication by the University of Utah Press | Judge: Monica Youn

 

Airlie Press     Deadline: March 15th | Poetry | Fee: $25 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication

 

American Poetry Review — APR/Honickman First Book Prize      Deadline: November 1st | Poetry | Fee: $25 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication with Copper Canyon Press | Judge: Jericho Brown

 

Apocalypse Party      Open | All Genres | FREE

 

Autumn House Press — Contests      Deadline: May 31st | Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction | Fee: $30 |Prize: $2,500 + Publication | Judges: Carl Phillips (Poetry), Venita Blackburn (Fiction), Lia Purpura (Nonfiction)

 

AWP Award Series 2022      Deadline: February 28th | Poetry, Short Fiction, Novel, Nonfiction |Fee: $20 | Prize: $5,500 (Poetry and Short Fiction) or $2,500 (Novel and Nonfiction) + Publication | Judges: Naomi Shihab Nye (Poetry), ZZ Packer (Short Fiction), TBA (Novel), Brian Turner (Nonfiction)

 

Baobab Press      Open | Short Fiction, Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Comics and Visual Narrative | FREE

 

Black Lawrence Press — The Hudson Prize      Deadline: March 31st | Poetry, Short Fiction | Fee: $27 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication

 

Black Lawrence Press — Immigrant Writing Series      Open | Poetry, Prose, and Hybrids from Immigrant Writers | FREE | Prize: $500 + Publication

 

Canis Major Books      Open | Fiction | Fee: $20

 

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics — First or Second Book Prize      Deadline: February 15th | Poetry, Hybrid, Speculative Prose, Translation | FREE | Prize: $3,000 + Publication with Autumn House Press | Judge: Evie Shockley

 

co•im•press      Open | Translations | FREE

 

Cooper Dillon Books       Open | Poetry | Fee: $10 (or Buy a Book)

Colorado Review — Colorado Prize for Poetry       Deadline: January 14th | Poetry | Fee: $28 |Prize: $2,500 + Publication | Judge: Gillian Conoley

 

Cowboy Jamboree Press      Open | Fiction or Nonfiction | Fee: $5

 

Deep Vellum Publishing      Open | Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translations | FREE

 

Disorder Press      Open | Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Art Work, Photography | FREE

 

Driftwood Press      Open | Novellas, Graphic Novels | Fee: $20 (Novellas Only) | Prize: $200 – $500 (Graphic Novels) or $400 (Novella) + Publication

 

Folly X.O.      Open | Novels, Novellas, Short Story Collections, Nonfiction, Serials, Hybrid | FREE

 

Four Way Books – Levis Prize in Poetry      Deadline: March 31st  | Poetry | Fee: $30 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication | Judge: Jericho Brown

Gasher Press      Deadline: February 18th | Poetry | Fee: $10  or buy a book 

 

Ghost Peach Press      Deadline: May 1st  | Poetry | Fee: $22 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication | Judge: Eduardo C. Corral

 

GRIEVELAND      Open | Poetry, Hybrid Work, Other | FREE

 

Half Mystic Press     Open | Poetry, Novel, Novella, Short Story, Essay Collection, Memoir, Drama, Experimental | FREE

Homebound Publications — Little Bound Books      Open | Novellas, Nonfiction |Fee: $2

 

Homebound Publications – Poetry Prize      Deadline: June 1st | Poetry | Fee: $25 | Publication   

 

Inlandia Books - Hillary Gravendyk Prize      Deadline: April 30th | Poetry | Fee: $20 | Prize: $1000 and book publication

 

KERNPUNKT Press      Open | Novels, Novellas | Fee: $10

 

Long Day Press      September 1 – Oct. 31st | Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid | Fee: Buy a book

 

Milkweed Editions – Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry      Deadline: February 15th | Poetry from Poets Residing in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Michigan | FREE | Prize: $10,000 + Publication | Judge: Tyehimba Jess

 

Moon City Press – Poetry Award      Deadline: May 1st | Poetry | Fee: $25 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication

 

National Poetry Series      Deadline: March 15th | Poetry | Fee: $35 | Prize: $10,000 + Publication by Penguin Books, Beacon Press, University of Georgia Press, Milkweed Editions, or Ecco

 

Omnidawn — First/Second Poetry Book Contest        Deadline: February 14th | Poetry | Fee: $27 | Prize: $3,000 + Publication | Judge: Mary Jo Bang

 

OOMPH! Press       Open | Poetry in Translation and Short Prose in Translation | FREE

Orison Books – Orison Prizes in Poetry and Fiction      Deadline: April 1st  | Poetry, Fiction | Fee: $30 | Prize: $1,500 + Publication | Judges: Rajiv Mohabir (Poetry), Tania James (Fiction)

 

Outpost19      Open | Novels, Memoirs, Biographies, Short Fiction and Essay Collections | FREE

 

PANK — Big Books      Open | Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Experimental, Collaborative, Hybrid | Fee: $15

 

Persea Books – Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award      Deadline: March 7th  | Poetry Debuts | Fee: $30 | Prize: $2,000 + Publication

 

Red Hen Press — Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award      Deadline: October 31st |  Poetry | Fee: $25 | Prize: $3,000 + Publication | Judge: TBA

 

Red Hen Press — Women’s Prose Prize      Deadline: February 28th  | Prose by Women Writers | Fee: $25 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication | Judge: Melanie Conroy-Goldman

 

Sarabande Books – Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry       Deadline: February 15th | Poetry | Fee: $29 | Prize: $2,000 + Publication | Judge: Terrance Hayes

 

Sarabande Books – Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction      Deadline: February 15th | Short Fiction | Fee: $29 | Prize: $2,000 + Publication |  Judge: Susan Minot

 

Saturnalia Books — Poetry and Editors’ Prizes        Deadline: April 5th  | Poetry | Fee: $30 | Prize: $2,000 (Poetry Prize) or $500 (Editors’ Prize) + Publication

 

Southeast Missouri State University Press – Cowles Poetry Prize       Deadline: April 1st | Poetry |  Fee: $25 | Prize: $2,000 + Publication

 

Southern Indiana Review Press – Michael Waters Poetry Prize       Deadline: February 1st | Poetry | Fee: $25 | Prize: $5000 + Publication | Judge: Michael Waters

 

Split/Lip Press       Deadline: March 1st  | Fiction, Flash Fiction | Fee: $15

 

Spurl Editions      Open | Fiction and Translations (prose) | FREE

 

Spuyten Duyvil       Open | Poetry, Experimental Prose, Creative Non-fiction, Translations, Art, Photography, Hybrid |  FREE

Stillhouse Press     Open | Fiction, Memoir | Fee: $5

 

Stillhouse Press — Novella Contest      Deadline: March 31st  | Fiction | Fee: $25 | Prize: $500 + Publication

 

Switchback Books      Deadline: March 31st | First and Second Books of Poetry by Self-Identified Women and Nonbinary Writers | Fee: $15

 

Terrapin Books      Deadline: February 28th | Poetry | Fee: $12

 

Texas Review Press – The Clay Reynolds Novella Prize       Deadline: March 31st  | Fiction | Fee: $20 | Prize: $500 + Publication

 

Texas Review Press – Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series: West Virginia      Deadline: February 28th |First book of poetry from West Virginian Poets | FREE

 

Trio House Press — Trio Award for First or Second Book and Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence     Deadline: April 30th | Poetry | Fee: $25 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication

 

Tupelo Press      Open | Translations | Prize: $2,500 – $3000 + Publication

 

Tupelo Press –2022 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry     Deadline: April 30th | First or second book of poetry | Fee: $30 | Prize: $3,000 + Publication | Judge: TBA

 

Two Dollar Radio      Open | Fiction, Nonfiction, Essay Collections, and Travel Writing | Fee:$3

 

University of Arkansas Press – Etel Adnan Poetry Series      Deadline: April 15th  | First or Second Books of Poetry by a Writer of Arab Heritage |  Fee: $28 | Prize: $1,000 + Publication 

 

University of Arkansas Press – Miller Williams Poetry Series      Deadline: September 30th  | Poetry | Fee: $28 | Prize: $5,000 + Publication 

Small Press: Chapbooks

We're working on it!

Magazines

32 Poems         Open | Poetry | Fee: $3 | Pay: $25 per poem

                       

AGNI              Deadline: May 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3  

 

American Poetry Review         Open | Poetry | Fee: $3

 

Arkansas International             Deadline: April 20th | Poetry, Ficttion, CNF | Fee: $4

 

Bayou Magazine          Deadline: May 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $0-3  

Bellevue Literary Review          Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $5

 

Bennington Review             Deadline: May 8th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Black Warrior Review              Deadline: March 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

Blue Earth Review       Deadline: February 28th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Blue Mesa Review        Deadline: Fenruary 28th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE / Tip Jar

 

Booth              Deadline: March 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Boulevard        Deadline: May 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Brevity             Deadline: April 30th | Flash CNF | Fee: $3    

                       

Carolina Quarterly       Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $2.50

 

Carve               Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Chicago Quarterly Review       Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Cincinnati Review        Open for month of May| Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3  

               

Colorado Review         Deadline: April 30th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Copper Nickel             Deadline: March 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $2

 

Craft                Open | Fiction and CNF | Fee: $3

 

Crazyhorse       February 1st – May 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3       

 

Cream City Review      Deadline: April 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE    

           

Denver Quarterly         Deadline: Fenruary 16th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

Diagram           Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

Five Points      Deadline: April 30th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $2-3.75     

           

Florida Review             Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $2-3

 

Gasher Journal            Deadline: April 15th / Fiction, CNF, Poetry, Visual Poetry / Free        

 

Georgia Review           Deadline: May 15th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Gettysburg Review      Deadline: May 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Guernica          Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Harvard Review           Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Hobart             Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Hudson Review           Deadline: March 31st | CNF | FREE

Ice Queen Magazine           Open | Nominations for Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE | Pay: $50

 

Idaho Review               Deadline: March 16th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Image              Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3.5

 

Iron Horse       Deadline: March 15th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Jmww              Open March 1st – April 30th | Fiction and Flash | FREE       

 

Joyland             Open | Fiction and CNF | Fee: $4.5                          

 

Juked               Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

landlocked       Deadline: April 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Los Angeles Review     Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Maudlin House                        Open | Poetry and Fiction | FREE

 

Michigan Quarterly Review      Deadline: April 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Missouri Review          Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $4

 

Monkeybicycle             Open | Fiction | FREE                     

 

Moon City Review       Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

Narrative Magazine      Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $23 Poetry, $26 Prose for unsolicited submissions | Pay: $50 minimum

 

New England Review  Deadline: March 1st – May 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

New Letters     Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $4.95     

 

New Orleans Review   Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

New South      Deadline: March 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3           

 

Nimrod            Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Ninth Letter    Deadline: February 28th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE/ $3 for print

 

North American Review          Open | CNF, Poetry | Fee: $3

 

One Story        Deadline: May 31st | Fiction | FREE            

 

Oxford American        Open | Fiction,  CNF | Fee: $3

 

Palette Poetry              Open | Poetry | FREE

 

Paris Review    Open for month of March | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Passages North            Deadline: April 15th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

Prairie Schooner          Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Puerto Del Sol             Deadline: April 30th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Quarterly West             Deadline: April 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $2-3

 

Redivider         Deadline: March 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

River Teeth      Deadline: May 1st | CNF | Fee: $3                 

 

Salt Hill            Deadline: February 15th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Santa Fe Writers Project          Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $5

 

Seneca Review             Deadline: March 15th | CNF | Fee: $3                        

 

Sewanee Review          Deadline: May 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3              

 

Smokelong Quarterly   Open | Flash | FREE            

 

Southeast Review         Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3          

 

Southern Humanities Review   Open | CNF | Fee: $3

 

Split Lip Magazine       Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

Story                Open | Fiction | Fee: $3        

 

Sycamore Review         Deadline: February 28th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

                       

The Common              March 1st – May 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

The Journal      Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

The Pinch        Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3        

 

The Pointed Circle        Deadline: March 13th | Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Visual Art | Fee: $2    

 

The Sun           Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

Thimble Lit Mag              Deadline: March 31 / Poetry, Short Prose, Visual Art, Hybrid / FREE

 

Threepenny Review     Open | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | FREE

 

TriQuarterly     March 1st – May 31st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $2

Verse of April      Deadline: April 1st | Poetry, Prose, Hybrid, Visual Art | FREE

 

Wigleaf            Deadline: last week of each month |  Flash Fiction | FREE 

 

Willow Springs             Deadline: June 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3

 

Witness            Deadline: May 1st | Poetry, Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3    

 

Yalobusha Review       Deadline: February 28th | Fiction | Fee: $3

 

Yemassee         Open | Fiction, Poetry | Fee: $3

 

Zone 3             Deadline: April 1st | Fiction, CNF | Fee: $3