Opportunities for Artists and Writers | February 2021

Animal Heart Press Poetry Chapbook Contest: “There’s no theme – write what speaks to you, and comes from the innermost depths of your soul. What sparks your intensity, your passion, your curiosity, your anger. Tell us about it. We’re looking for 25-40 poems that fit tightly together. If some of the poems in the collection have been previously published that’s okay, but the collection as a whole needs to be unpublished.” $5 Fee. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Cipher Press: “Cipher Press is open for submissions from trans and gender non-conforming writers, queer writers of colour, and queer working-class writers based in the UK. We’re looking for book-length adult fiction and creative non-fiction from both agented and unagented authors. We’re open to any genre and style as long as the work fits somewhere within the literary bracket and reflects some aspect of the LGBTQI+ experience.” No submission fee. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Fruit Bat Press: Open for chapbook submissions. “Flash Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Stories, Novella.” $5 Fee. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Sumou Mag: “arab e-mag & platform for creatives worldwide.” Open to applications for contributing writers, contributing artists, as well as submissions of fiction, poetry, prose, and more.

Underblong and The Speakeasy Project: “The Blongprize” Prize: $150 for 1st and 2nd place, $100 for two runners up. Deadline: March 15.

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.