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2021 SEP Calls for Submissions

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Calls for SubmissionBelow are the CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021.  Hopefully the new format helps your find what you are looking for faster.The listings are Multiple Genre.  If you find a call for submissions you would like added to the list, please EMAIL ME.

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Each month we curate a list of contests, fellowships, and other writing opportunities with approaching deadlines. Opportunities will be posted in the month prior to their deadlines, so that you have ample time to submit your work or applications.


View the latest calls for submissions for writing, art, book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts, photography, and more from magazines, publishers, writing conferences and events, writing programs, etc.


A long lis of calls for submission for all genres.  Working taking a look at.  Has a quick genre sorter .  Scroll down for current and future dates.


Submissions open year-round
1 online / 1 print release per year
Simultaneous submissions accepted (please let us know, however)
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction,  & Short Films submissions $5
Screenplays/Plays submissions $7
Graphic Stories submissions $3
Art submissions FREE
All submissions must be in proper manuscript format


The Ann Arbor Film Festival is open to experimental films as well as films that demonstrate a high regard for the moving image as an experimental art form, no matter the genre. Each year the AAFF selects 100-145 shorts and features for exhibition in the awards competition portion of the festival.  Late Deadline – September 30, 2021


Call for submissions | FIFA’s 40th edition – The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) opens its call for submissions for its 40th edition to be held in Montreal from March 15 to 27, 2022. Professional activities and events will take place from March 16 to 20 next year.  This call for submissions is aimed at directors, producers or distributors who have finished or are finishing a fiction film about art, a biographical film, a documentary, a performance recording, an art video or media art. It will allow them to premiere their work(s) in Montreal.


Here are 39 paying themed submissions calls for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as fee-free contests for writers. Some of the themes are: queer growth; ghost stories; wonder; strange; currency; eco horror; dirt; moonlighting (for werewolves, vampires, and other agents of mischief); the sea; crime; and grandpa’s deep-space diner. Also see this list for some more upcoming deadlines for themed submissions.


Cal for Poetry: Autumn Equinox Collection call for poetry. prose. creative-nonfiction. mixed media. Autumn Equinox Theme: The Autumn Equinox honors the harvest SEP 05


This January there are more than three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $100,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.


How to Submit Creative Writing and Art to Stone Soup.  Stone Soup welcomes submissions from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and younger. All submissions must come to us via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by email or by post.


SUBMISSIONS:  This is the only screenplay competition founded by a team of working Hollywood professionals with more than 1,000 produced credits and a century of collective industry experience.  Our roster of Senior Judges includes multiple Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and WGA Award Winners.

Feature Screenplay
TV Script
Short Screenplay


“This June there are more than four dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

Happy submitting.”



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