top of page

January Contests

Updated: Jan 31, 2023




These are some great magazine and contest opportunities closing in the next six weeks.

Read the host's information carefully and submit responsibly. Good luck!



Agbowó

—Magazine—

Deadline: January 26

Entry: FREE

Payment: $25-60

Word count: dependent on section; UNTHEMED

Details: "Agbowó is growing to be a foremost African art company providing platforms for African writers and artists that ensure creative Africans can concentrate on creating great art while we ensure they get the audience and the value they deserve."

Find all the details here: agbowo.org/submissions


Alien Dimensions

—Magazine—

Deadline: January 31

Entry: FREE?

Payment: $20

Word count: roughly 5000-7000 words, fiction only

Details: Far-future, science, and aliens are all must-haves! This editor wants to see deep science fiction; leave "contemporary" out of it.

Find all the details here: aliendimensions.com/submission-guidelines


Biopage Storytelling Writing Contest

—CONTEST—

Deadline: January 31

Entry: FREE

Prizes: $300 first place, five runners-up at $100 each

Word count: 1000

Details: "Inspiring, heartwarming, and uplifting stories." Winners selected by user likes.

Find all the details here: www.biopage.com/contest


Clash of the Query Letters

—CONTEST—

Deadline: January 31

Entry: $5 CAD

Prizes: $700 CAD, $200 CAD, $100 CAD

Word count: 500

Details: "Our judge, Michelle Barker, will be asking herself one question: does this query letter convince me that I'm in the hands of an adept novelist with a unique and engaging story to tell?"

Theresa's note: The Darling Axe is an amazing resource. Even if you're not interested in this contest, check out their site for great tips!

Find all the details here: darlingaxe.com/pages/query-letter-clash


The Writing District

—CONTEST—

Deadline: January 31

Entry: $15

Prizes: $1000 +publication first place, two runners-up at $100 each

Word count: up to 3000

Details: No set theme, must be English. Internationally open.



Palindrome

—Magazine—

Deadline: February 14

Entry: FREE

Payment: No

Word count: up to 4000 (fiction or nonfiction), up to 3 poems; "When I Get Younger"

Details: "Palindrome is looking for pieces with an emphasis on liminality and cycles, but welcomes any submissions fitting our issue theme."

Find all the details here: palindromejournal.my.canva.site/#page-1


Aberration Labyrinth

—Magazine—

Deadline: February 15

Entry: FREE

Payment: No

Word count: short poems or 2-sentence stories

Details: "Underground writers who are looking for a place to muck up the internet with their bold and interesting writing. We treasure poetry that strays from the path."


Blue Mesa Review

—Magazine—

Deadline: February 28

Entry: FREE

Payment: No

Word count: up to 6000 (fiction or nonfiction), up to 3 poems

Details: "We are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft. We look forward to reading your best work!"

Find all the details here: bmr.unm.edu/submissions


Capsule

—Magazine—

Deadline: February 28

Entry: FREE

Payment: No

Word count: up to 3000 (fiction or nonfiction), up to 5 poems; "Lost in Translation"

Details: "We have a penchant for pretty words, an affinity to the melancholy, and an undeniably time-ful aura. We believe that stories exist in a specific moment, and that that moment is what makes those stories unique."

Find all the details here: capsulestories.com/submissions


Please submit responsibly.


 

About the author: Theresa is the co-founder of The Writer's Workout, a crime fiction writer, and the editor at Premier Literary Services.


278 views

Recent Posts

See All

Comentários


bottom of page