Equatorial: Seeking Undergraduate Poetry

Equatorial: Seeking Undergraduate Poetry

The cover of "Equatorial" Issue One. It shows a desert landscape; there is a road to the left and a rainbow to the right.
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Equatorial is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing talented undergraduate poets. Its founding editor, Benjamin Faro, is pursuing his MFA in Poetry at Queens University of Charlotte.

Issue One of Equatorial featured five outstanding students and focused on themes of exploration. Submissions for Issue Two of Equatorial will be open until November 30, 2022. Read Equatorial‘s guidelines and submit here!

Four Palaces Publishing

Four Palaces Publishing is Open for Anthology Submissions

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Four Palaces Publishing

Four Palaces Publishing is currently open to submissions for their fiction anthology contest. They are searching for short stories between 2,000 and 6,000 words long. They will also accept up to three flash fiction pieces. The theme of their anthology is “Desire to Escape.” The author of the winning story will receive $1,000 and a mentorship from guest judge Ivelisse Rodriguez, whose short story collection Love War Stories was a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist.

Founded in 2021, Four Palaces’ goal is to promote and publish works by previously unpublished writers from underrepresented communities.

Frederick Tran is the executive director and publisher of Four Palaces. Emily Townsend is the managing editor, and her nonfiction piece “Consider the Honeybee” appeared in Issue 19 of Superstition Review.

Submissions close August 31, 2022! Go here to submit your story.

Tempe Library Writing Contest 2022

Tempe Library Writing Contest 2022

It’s time for the 8th annual Tempe Writing Contest & Cover Design Contest sponsored by Tempe Public Library, Arizona State University, and The Friends of the Tempe Public Library. The submissions are open now until February 14.

Who can enter? The contest is open to High School students, College students, and adults in the Phoenix area.

What are the submission guidelines?

Poetry – a poem up to 100 lines

Fiction – a short story up to 3500 words

Creative Nonfiction – a work of creative nonfiction up to 3500 words (including essay, memoir, and literary journalism?

Learn more about eligibility, submission guidelines, and cover design specifications on the Tempe Writing Contest website. Winners will be announced on March 12 and the winning entries will be published in print and online on the Tempe Public Library website.

You can submit here. Happy writing!

Book Spine Poetry Contest

Superstition Review is pleased to resurrect our Book Spine Poetry contest, running Monday Sep 19-Sunday Sep 25.

How it Works:

All submissions must come through Superstition Review‘s Twitter. Please send a picture of your Book Spine Poem in a tweet that includes @SuperstitionRev #BookSpinePoetry

What You Win:

Judges will pick the top Book Spine Poem, and the winner will receive a Superstition Review mug.

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Past Entries:

Visit our Book Spine Poetry Board on Pinterest to see past poems.

Book Spine Poetry

Off the Grid Poetry Prize

Grid Books LogoOff the Grid, an imprint of Grid Books, is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Off the Grid Poetry Prize. The Off the Grid Poetry Prize was founded in 2011 for older poets who are sometimes overlooked. They are looking for work by poets over 60 who are willing to promote their work through reading and other networks.  Submissions are open until August 31st. The full submission guidelines can be found here.

The previous winners are Peter Nash, Elaine Terranova, Dicko King, Patricia Corbus, and Keith Althaus.

Tempe Community Writing Contest and Cover Design Contest Deadline Extended– Submit Today!

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The Tempe Community Writing and Cover Design Contest deadline has been extended, and is now OPEN for creative writing submissions until Monday February 22, 2016! Submissions are accepted in poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction (memoirs, essays). ASU undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any on-ground campus are invited to submit, as well as Tempe community residents including high school students and adults.

This is a great opportunity for emerging writers to get published! Winners will be selected in each genre and age group. Winning submissions will be published in the Tempe Writer’s Forum v.2 to be released in April 2016.

Winners will be recognized at a celebration at the Tempe Public Library on April 13 and will read from their work. Friends and family are invited to attend!

Click here for more contest information and the submission link.