For Writers : Calls for Submissions

Call for Submissions: The Backwaters Prize

The Backwaters Prize is open for submissions of original poetry manuscripts. The winner receives $2,000 and book publication. The 2016 judge is Henri Cole, author of Nothing to Declare, Touch, and The Visible Man…. read more

Call for Submissions: Unsolicited Manuscripts

For the month of May, Inspired Quill are opening submissions to, well, everyone. Our submission procedure: In our search for talent, Inspired Quill accepts unsolicited manuscripts for one month each year. So if you have a completed work you would like to submit, you don’t need to ask an agent to contact us! Please make… read more

Call for Submissions: Gay FTM & Cis Men on Sex and Love

We are delighted to announce a call for essays, personal stories, and reflections by gay and queer-identified transgender and cisgender men on sex, dating, and long-term relationships for a new anthology, Trans Homo…Gasp! Gay FTM & Cis Men on Sex and Love…. read more

Call for Submissions: Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest

Headmistress Press, publishing poetry books by lesbians, Lesbian Poet Trading Cards, and Lavender Review, is proud to announce our second annual Charlotte Mew Chapbook Contest. Our first-prize winner will be selected by Ellen Bass and will receive a $250 honorarium plus 20 copies of the winning book…. read more

Call for Submissions: The Sandra Moran Scholarship

Two-time Goldie winner Sandra Moran (December 20, 1968–November 7, 2015) was a writer, a scholar, a mentor and an educator. She was known and beloved for her keen intellect, her quick wit, her engaging personality, and her willingness to teach, talk, travel, and share the best and brightest of our stories and shared histories with a broad range… read more