2022 Submission and Freelance Writing Opportunities
Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2022, updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!
Find our 2023 list of submission and freelance writing opportunities here.
Posted December 9
Driftwood Press: accepting fiction (novellas and short stories), poetry, comics, and art. The submissions for its fiction and poetry contests close January 15, 2023.
Feminist Press: seeking manuscript proposals. Submissions close January 15, 2023.
Overtly Lit: looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art.
Querencia Press: looking for work across all genres, including visual art, about any and all issues that come with being a woman, queer, trans, or Non-Binary person” for its ongoing project of anthologies. Submissions close February 15, 2023.
Posted November 18
Baltimore Review: seeking flash fiction, flash creative nonfiction, and prose poetry until November 30, 2022, for its contest period. Its also open to creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for its regular issue.
Bennington Review: looking for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, film writing, and translations. Submissions close January 9, 2023.
Mississippi Review: seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction submissions for its annual contest with prizes of $1,000.
Ninth Letter: seeking poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for its print edition. Submissions close Feb 28, 2023.
Porter House Review: looking for work that illuminates the writing life and demystifies the mechanics of writing and publishing for its Field Notes craft blog.
Posted October 28
Cake Creative/Electric Postcard Entertainment
Posted October 14: Publications Seeking Speculative Fiction and Horror (compiled by Megan Kiekel Anderson)
Short story submissions close October 31; flash fiction submissions are open year-round.
Posted September 30: Publications that Accept Work in Translation
American Short Fiction: accepting short fiction, including works translated into English. Submissions close December 31.
the borderline: seeking photography, artwork, poetry, and prose, including works translated into English. It is especially searching for “words from the margins.
The Common Magazine: looking for fiction, nonfiction, translations, and poetry. Submissions close December 1.
Exchanges: accepting translations into English of poetry, short or excerpted fiction, plays, and literary nonfiction. Submissons close October 4.
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts: seeking translations of prose (up to twenty pages double-spaced) and poetry for its print edition. It is also open to fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, lyric essays, and art writing. Submissions for translations close March 2, 2023.
Posted September 16
The Adroit Journal: seeking poetry, prose, art, and interviews and reviews. Submissions close October 31, 2022.
American Literary Review: open for regular submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays, as well as to entries for its short fiction and poetry contests. Submission for the reading period close May 1, 2022. Submissions for contests close October 1, 2022.
Anti-Heroin Chic: looking for poetry, photography, artwork, stories, essays, interviews. It is particularly interested in work from those who have been “left out in the cold in all sorts of ways,” as well as from writers who have experienced addiction or known people who have.
Archer: accepting pitches for articles and images about sexuality, gender and identity from a diverse range of writers/artists, from all levels of experience.
BBC Worklife: seeking pitches of reported, narrative features (generally between 1,200 to 2,000 words) thatdig deeper than the headlines in the categories of “How We Work,” “How We Live,” and “How We Think.”
The Pages Project: Seeking 400-word essays from entry-level professionals and students for a book entitledThe Pages Project, which will be a visual archive and analysis exploring marginalia. Writers will be paid $65 per essay (negotiable) and be asked to respond to pages with marginalia similar to those on this website. for more information.
Posted September 2
433: seeking non-fiction, fiction, poetry, visual art, interviews, reviews, and criticism that feel of-the-moment.”
Abditory: looking for poems and stories created by multiple authors/artists that show the coziness of the fall. Submissions close September 16.
BOA Editions: seeking full-length poetry collections as part of its American poets Continuum Series. Submissions close September 30.
Condé Nast Traveler: accepting pitches that cover travel in a way that helps people travel better, smarter, and more safely.
The Guardian: accepting pitches for its music section with a strong personal, social, political, or historical angle, and a timely reason for covering the topic.
Posted August 26
AnomalySeptember 1. Folio proposals are accepted on a rolling basis year-round.
DAME“reveal what’s new, unusual, or surprising about a particular topic or issue.”
Posted August 5
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Posted July 22
Asian American Writers' Workshop: open to pitches for a monthly column on Asian language, culture, and translation.
BuzzFeed Culture: accepting pitches of reviews and takes on TV, movies, and music. Email [email protected]
Futurepoem: open to submissions of unpublished full-length prose, poetry, or multi-genre work that “challenges conventions of genre and language, content and form” for its The Other Futures award. Submissions close August 15.
A Public Space: seeking creative nonfiction submissions for a special portfolio exploring the unspeakable, particularly in the context of translation, or translated works. Submissions close July 31.
Posted July 8
Apogee: accepting nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, as well as submissions to Atlas: Skin/Blood/Bone Bodymaps, a folio of disabled Latinx poets. Submission close August 1.
The Dodge: looking for fiction and nonfiction in eco-writing, writing about animals, and translation. We look forward to reading your work!
Empty House Press: welcomes submissions of poetry, prose poems, flash fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work that addresses “the way narrative and presence adhere to place and the way they vanish.”
൪uartet: seeking poetry by women fifty and over. Submissions close August 8.
The Rumpus: looking for essays, interviews, and book reviews. Submissions for essays close July 31.
Posted June 24
The Acentos Review is accepting work by Latinx artists and writers until August 1 for their October issue.
The Adroit Journal is currently open to Adroit Prize entries in poetry and prose by secondary or undergraduate students.
Cagibi is open to submissions year-round for their quarterly online issues. They accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, craft essays, and works in translation.
Roxane Gay is open to unagented book submissions of novels, short fiction, memoirs, essay collections, and nonfiction. They are also open essays by emerging writers for Roxane’s newsletter, The Audacity.
Posted June 10
Joyland Magazineseeking works of fiction between 1,500 and 8,000 words f
Sine Theta Magazine: open for works by Sino-diaspora writers that “consider the second law of thermodynamics—that entropy always increases with time” for their “EMBER 炎” themed issue. Submissions close June 24.
Vagabond City: accepting art, creative nonfiction, fiction, interviews, poetry, and reviews year-round.
Posted May 27
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The Poetry Project: seeking submissions for its The Brannan Prize for emerging poets. Submissions close June 15.
Posted May 13
Creative Writing Ink: open for submissions to its international short story competition. Submissions close September 30.
Ghost Proposal: accepting for its chapbook contest. Submissions close June 30.
Haymarket Books: open call for Asian Pacific Islander poets, spoken word poets, slam poets, and poets who consider themselves part of various oral traditions, to be published in Haymarket Books's
Posted April 29
Capsule Stories: seeking stories, poems, and essays that explore a season of change in life—falling, leaving, and letting go. Submissions close June 30.
Narratively: seeking entries for its Spring 2022 Memoir Prize. Submissions close June 27.
Posted April 15
The Bitter Fruit Review: accepting all forms of art including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, artwork (digital & analogue), and hybrid work.
Ghost Proposal: seeking visual poetry submissions for its inaugural Ultraslant Prize. Submissions close May 15.
hex: looking for speculative short stories and prose poems that are weird, uncanny, or surreal, or that intersect with genres like sci-fi, fantasy, or horror.
൪uartet: seeking poetry by women 50 and over. Submissions close May 8.
The Rupture: Alice Maglio, the reviews editor, is looking for finished reviews or pitches of small press books in any genre Send reviews and pitches to
Posted March 31
Posted March 18
Ample Remains: looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and everything in-between. Submissions close April 1.
Posted March 4
Persea Books: seeking manuscripts from Americans (including American citizens living anywhere in the world or anyone living in the US regardless of residency status) with at least one previous collection of poems for Lexi Rudnitsky’s Editor's Choice Award. Submissions close March 7.
Posted February 18
HuffPost: accepting pitches in a number of categories including wellness, food, style, reported stories, and stories told from the first person.
Ninth Letter: accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its print edition until February 28 and for its online edition until March 31. It is also seeking poems that are visual in their experimentation until March 18.
Pigeon Pages: extended the deadline for its poetry contest until February 21.
Sustainable Arts Foundation: seeking submissions from writers and visual artists with children under 18 years old for an award of $5,000. Submissions close February 25.
Posted February 4
Capsule Stories: looking for stories, poems, and essays that explore slipping into the water and finding yourself. Submissions close on March 20.
The Dedalus Press: accepting love poems from poets older than seventeen born or currently residing in Ireland. Submissions close February 28.
The Rumpus: open for nonfiction and fiction submissions. Submissions close February 28.
Posted January 21
Academy of American Poets: seeking submissions for The 2022 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. Submissions close on February 15.
Kitchen Table Quarterly: looking for poetry, nonfiction, and artwork submissions for their spring issue. Submissions close February 7.
൪uartet: looking for poetry submissions from women fifty years and older. Submissions close February 8.
Resistance & Resilience: seeking literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and photography for its digital publication dedicated to amplifying Black music, art, and culture. Submissions close February 28.
Studio ATAO: accepting pitches from new and emerging writers on a variety of social justice topics including transformative justice, nonprofit industrial complex, and decentralization of power. Email [email protected] and [email protected] with your pitch.
WIRED: seeking ideas for on science and tech for their Ideas section by journalists, academics, and other subject-matter experts.
Posted January 7
The Bookends Review: looking for “good creative and/or intellectual work,” including features, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and multimedia work. Submissions close January 31.
Dinner Bell Mag: seeking submissions of no more than 1,000 words in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Submissions close January 31.
Driftwood Press: accepting submissions for their in-house poetry and fiction contests. Submissions close January.
Paper Brigade: seeking short stories that expand commonly held ideas of what constitutes the Jewish experience for their 2022 issue. Submissions close February 1.
VISIBLE: looking for poetry and prose from anyone who has the experience of living with an invisible disability (such as mental health conditions, chronic pain, brain injuries, autoimmune diseases, autism, etc.). Submissions close February 1.
Do you know of a literary magazine with an upcoming submission deadline you'd like to see included on a future list? Please email our editor, Eliza, at [email protected] to make a suggestion.
Eliza Harris is an editorial assistant for Catapult, Social Media Manager + Assistant Poetry Editor for DIAGRAM, and Director of Communications for The Speakeasy Project. She grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and is now based in Seattle, Washington. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @elizaeharris.
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