January Opportunities for Artists and Writers

Cave Canem Poetry Prize: “Launched in 1999 with Rita Dove’s selection of Natasha Trethewey’s Domestic Work, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize is a first-book award dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by Black poets. Winner receives $1,000, publication by University of Georgia Press in fall 2023, 15 copies of the book, and a feature reading. Both the winner and runner-up will be invited to individual critique sessions with the final judge.” Deadline 1/31/22. No Fee.

The Margins “WINE: A Special Folio on Alchemy, Memory, and Sensation”: “For a new notebook on The Margins, we’re looking for original and translated poetry and short prose works by Asian and Asian diasporic writers that center stories, images, and sensations related to the transformative influence of wine. We’re especially interested in writing that experiments and plays with form, including graphic texts, short lyric memoir, and essays.” Curated by 2021 Margins Fellow Madeleine Mori. Deadline: 1/31/22. No Fee. 

Unootha: “an online alternative digital space and magazine that works to center the creative work of Southwest Asian and North African women and other marginalized genders. From highlighting contemporary cultural phenomena, to honing a space for healing and safety — Unootha is a space that aims to welcome you in.” Submissions Open. No Fee. 

Violet, Indigo, Blue, Etc.“VIBE aims to be an online space where poetry and other forms of art intersect. We are concerned with bending genre, making the art world more accessible, and breaking down preconceived notions of what art can be and who it is for. We are interested in the materiality and physicality of the production of art, as well as the political and social contexts that surround it.” Poetry submissions open for themed folios. No fee. 

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.