Literary Writing Contests & Grants & Awards for Writers & Fiction and Freelance Writers Submissions

**NOTE: Fiction and Freelance Writers Submissions have no deadlines.

 

Literary Writing Contests

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Writing Submissions

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING

Poems and short personal essays on experiences related to health care.

$100 honorarium

CONTRARY MAGAZINE

4 issues per year each with its own deadline. Check website for details

A magazine of poetry and prose:
Commentary
Fiction
Poetry

HUNGER MOUNTAIN

Open

Looking for art with vision, intent, craft, and an ability to transport the reader.
Creative nonfiction
Poets
Fiction Writers
Writing for Children / Young Adults

CONVERGENCE JOURNAL

Looking for well-crafted work with fresh images and a strong voice
Photographers & Artists
Poets
Fiction Writers

GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW

Green Mountains Review seeks stories about shame and/or glory for an all-fiction double issue.

EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL -- Non-fiction

We are looking for stories that anticipate environmental concerns before they become pressing problems, stories that scan the horizon for the next big issue. Whenever possible, we seek to tell the stories of individuals and communities who are successfully defending and restoring the Earth. On-the-ground reports from outside North America are especially welcomed. We pay writers 20 cents/word for shorter dispatches (1,200-1,500 words) and for longer investigative features (2,500-3,000 words).

MAD MAGAZINE (Pays: $500/printed page)

We're actively looking to expand our pool of freelance comedy writers and there's more opportunity to join The Usual Gang Of Idiots than ever. If you have a twisted sense of humor, a peculiar way of looking at the world, or are simply eager to express your immature, strange or just plain silly side, then we want to see your stuff!

Send us a paragraph or two explaining the premise of your article, with three or four examples of how you would carry it through. Be sure to include art notes describing the visual content of each example. Rough sketches are welcomed but not necessary. Be neat and to the point. No hand-written submissions.

CALLIOPE

World history (through 1899), American history, archeology, world cultures and geography, science, general history and cultures and more for kids from 3-14. QUERY! The pay is .20 to .25 per printed word on publication for ALL rights. All stories must correlate to their themes. They use puzzles (no word finds), activities, and poetry.