Opportunities for Artists & Writers | December 2020

  • Adroit Journal Gregory Djanikian Scholarship: “We annually recognize six emerging student or non-student poets as Gregory Djanikian Scholars. All emerging writers who have not published full-length collections are eligible (regardless of age, geographic location, or educational status), and are encouraged to submit. Writers with forthcoming debut full-length collections are eligible so long as collections won’t appear earlier than September 2020. Gregory Djanikian Scholars receive $100 and publication of their portfolios of poems in a future issue of the Adroit Journal.” Application open through December 18.
  • Flowersong Press: Now accepting full length manuscript submissions for poetry, prose, short stories, and more for 2021-2022.

    “Our small press nurtures essential verse from, about, and through the borderlands. The voices of those from Latin America, the U.S,A. and all over the world. We are Literary, Lyrical, Boundless, and we welcome allies that understand and join in the voice of people of color and our struggle, truth, and hope. We will publish novice, emerging, and established writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and children´s books. We are open to submissions all year long and will make it a goal to have a rapid response to every submission.”
  • MFA App Review: “We offer an informal review of your writing sample and/or statement of purpose. This involves reading your materials, and then scheduling a phone chat (forty or so minutes) with you to share our comments/discuss.” Apply here.

    “Increasing access to fully-funded MFA programs and building community among underrepresented writers.”
  • Shade Literary Arts: Open for subs January 1 – Feb 28.

    “Publisher of The Shade Journal, started in July 2016, Shade Literary Arts, believes there is something divine about being a queer person of color in a world designed to destroy these bodies. Shade seeks work that challenges forms and upsets the canon, while understanding literature’s rigorous and traditional roots.”
Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, poetry, and creative nonfiction from marginalized creators.