Opportunities for Artists and Writers | March 2023

Cipher Press is looking for book-length adult fiction and creative non-fiction submissions from both agented and unagented authors who identify as LGBTQI+. Send all submissions to both jack [at] cipherpress.co.uk and ellis [at] cipherpress.co.uk with the subject line Submission: fiction, Submission: non-fiction, or Submission: poetry. Deadline: March 31st

A Public Space Writing Fellowships is open for applicants for its 2023 fellowship. The aim of these fellowships is to seek out and support writers who embrace risk in their work and their own singular vision. Writers who have not yet contracted to publish a book are invited to apply. Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are welcome this year, for this first time. Three fellowships will be awarded. 

Apply on Submittable with the following documents: a CV, a cover letter containing a one-paragraph biographical statement; one paragraph that is a favorite of yours from a book you’ve read, be it recently or long ago; and a brief statement telling us why this particular passage is meaningful to you, and one previously unpublished piece (for prose, one fiction or nonfiction piece with a limit of 8,000 words; for poetry, a sequence of poems, a long poem, or hybrid work, with a limit of 15 pages) Deadline: March 31st.

Nightboat Books is excited to invite submissions for Permanent Record, an experimental collection of poetry and poetics, edited by Naima Yael Tokunow. Submit up to five unpublished pieces (with a maximum total length of 8 pages) per submission (one submission/writer) in
12pt, Serif font, and note what framework(s) you could see your work falling into (select as many categories as apply) in the submission form. Deadline: April 14th.

A new poetry anthology entitled Masculinity: An anthology of modern voices edited by Rick Dove, Aaron Kent, and Stuart McPherson is open to submissions. The anthology intends to dissect the theme of masculinity, including but not limited to toxicity, fragility, and unhealthy societal norms. Our aim is to raise further discussion on this important subject and provide a diverse representation of perspectives as to what masculinity might actually mean in a modern context.

The anthology is open to anyone identifying as male, with all royalties going to frontline men’s mental health charities (Charity TBC.) We are looking for work that isn’t afraid to be vulnerable, that breaks down barriers, and that allows a contrast to mainstream notions of masculinity. Confirmed poets so far include Andrew McMillan, Casey Bailey, Ian Duhig, Michael Pedersen, Bobby Parker, and Peter DeGraft Johnson.

Please send no more than 5 unpublished poems to submissions@brokensleepbooks.com with the subject line ‘Masculinity Anthology’. Please include a short bio with your submission. Please send word document or PDF, do not send external links to work, this will be disregarded. Deadline: May 14th

Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, prose, reviews, and interviews from marginalized creators.