Updated Weekly: 2021 Submission and Freelance Writing Opportunities
Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2021, updated weekly. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!
Submissions close May 15.
The Moth Short Story Prize. Submissions close on June 30.
Awake: seeking submissions of poems, essays, flash fiction, and art for Issue 3: Black Resiliency. Submissions close on May 31, 2021.
Digital Spy: the Digital Spy editor is seeking pitches with first-person narratives about films or shows available on NOW TV with characters that resonate with your LGBTQ+ identity. Submissions close on May 12, 2021.
Scalawag Magazine: Scalawag editor is looking for reported stories connecting the legacy and lasting role of race.
Tint Journal: currently seeking short stories, essays, flash fiction, poetry and artwork for its Fall 2021 issue. Submissions close May 31, 2021.
The Atherton Review: currently reading poetry, rhetoric, and fiction submissions for Volume 105. Submissions end on May 15, 2021.
AAWW: seeking pitches about diversity work from Black or Asian American writers. Submissions are open through May 7, 2021.
Autostraddle: curating a trans fiction series, which will feature short stories by six trans writers over six months. Submissions are open through April 30, 2021.
Bronzewood Books: seeking short stories for its Gaslamp Fantasy Anthology. Submissions are open through April 30, 2021.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: seeking story submissions for an upcoming book based on the theme “Counting Your Blessings.” Submissions are open through April 30, 2021.
The Massachusetts Review: essays, short fiction, hybrid, poetry, and translation. Submissions are open through April 30, 2021.
Parachute Magazine: accepting pitches from journalists and photographers based in or near a US news desert. Open for pitches as of April 16, 2021.
YES! Magazine: accepting pitches on “What is enough?” through April 30, 2021
Colorado Review: short fiction, personal essays with contemporary themes, poetry of any style. Year-round submissions.
Nicole Dieker's blog: guest posts on creativity and the creative practice. Open for pitches as of April 5, 2021.
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