CRWROPPS Post: Deadline Approaching: June Open Reading Period

From: Diane Goettel <> Previous Open Reading Period Selection:
Jillian in the Borderlands
by Beth Alvarado
Forthcoming in October, 2020
Call for Submissions
June Open Reading Period
Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won't let go. During our June and November Open Reading Periods, we accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction. We are now also accepting proposals for anthologies.

Black Lawrence Press accepts submissions exclusively through our online submission manager, Submittable. We are not able to accept submissions via email or postal mail.

CRWROPPS Post: Submit to PRISM's CNF Contest with Judge Alexander Chee!

Hello friends!Submit to our 2020 Creative Non-Fiction Contest with Contest Judge Alexander Chee! You have until July 15, 2020 to give us your best true stories—from essays to memoirs, to literary journalism and beyond! Alexander Chee is the author of the novels EDINBURGH, THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, and the essay collection HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others.

CRWROPPS Post: Call for Submissions (Fiction) - Post Journal

Post: a queer run, independent literary journal featuring works by queer artists and writers, is currently accepting fiction.
Here at Post, we feel the crushing weight of both the pandemic and the recent string of murders produced by systemic oppression, injustice, and racism. We need space and time to mourn and reflect and we think you probably do, too. For that reason, we will only be accepting fiction for our next issue. Why? Because as the incredible Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says: "stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity." We hope diving into your craft will be a respite, a space to feel, to dream, and that collectively, we can envision the world beyond lockdown, post-covid, post-racism and post-inequality. We are especially interested in flash/micro fiction, with sci-fi, speculative, and magical realism …


2020 Poets & Patrons Contest Poetry contest with 14 themed categories, plus a free sonnet contest with 2 categories (traditional and modern). Cash prizes. Top prize: $300. Deadline: September 1, 2020. Contests are open to all, except one category. Go to for details and guidelines.
Thank you!!

CRWROPPS Post: Page One Prize

PAGE ONE PRIZE for novelists
Deadline June 23, 2020. Submit the first page of your novel-in-progress. First prize wins $200, a full year of Master Class, and free tuition for Writing Great Dialogue, an online masterclass. Second prize wins $75 and free tuition for Writing Great Dialogue. Submissions are open internationally to any writer writing in English. $10 entry fee.

CRWROPPS Post: Steel Toe Books Call for Interns

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Subject: Steel Toe Books Call for Interns

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Dear Educators and Fellow Writers,

Steel Toe Books is looking for interns!

We are looking for a Publishing Intern to help with a number of duties.
The main functions include reading and judging submissions, crafting
social media and newsletter content, research, planning events, some
editing, and other miscellaneous administrative work. We're looking for
someone who considers themselves to be creative, hard-working,
detail-oriented, and interested in independent publishing! Candidates
with an MFA or in the process of obtaining one will be given priority,
but enterprising and astute undergrads will be considered as well.
Applications should include a resume, cover letter, writing sample
(creative or essay), …

CRWROPPS Post: Own Voices Chapbook Prize by Radix Media

I hope this email finds you and the members of your community well and safe.
My name is Meher Manda and I'm a poet and  editorial consultant with Radix Media, a completely worker-owned, independent publisher and printer based in Brooklyn, New York. We are currently accepting submissions to the debut Own Voices Chapbook Prize from emerging writers of color who haven't published a full-length poetry book. We are looking for work that is audacious and challenging, and are open to work that is multilingual, collaborative, self-translated, and hybrid. The wonderful Aria Aber will guest judge and pick two winners who will receive publication, $500, and 25 author copies from a limited print run of 250 copies. The deadline in May 31 with a possibility of deadline extension, given the present circumstances. We will be announcing the new deadline of June 15 in the coming days.
More information on the contest and how to submit can be found here:…