September Deadlines: 10 Contests and Magazines With Deadlines This Month

New month, new courage: submit yourself to these fellowships, magazines, awards and internships. Remember, too, acceptances and rejections are by-products of this journey—crafting your authentic art is the goal. And as always, submit poetry for free to our New Voices.

FEATURED: Frontier Poetry’s Award for New Poets

Victoria Chang is judging this year’s Award for New Poets. She’ll select the winner from fifteen finalists, who will receive $3000 and publication. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $20
Deadline: September 15

Fall 2018 Hudson Valley Writing Retreat

Spots are still available for this October’s writing retreat in New York. Spend a long weekend with Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss, as well as the editors of Cagibi. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $10
Deadline: August 30

Black Lawrence Press is looking for debut poets—they will award first, unpublished collections of poetry with $1000 and publication. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: August 31

The Passager

The Passager is a wonderful journal for poets fifty years or older. Their Open Issue reading period is closing soon—get your work in there. Send them up five poems. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $2
Deadline: September 15

The Anzaldúa Poetry Prize

Newfound’s annual chapbook contest is closing soon. Cynthia Cruz will judge this year—they’re looking for 15-30 pages that “highlights how one’s place in the world is at once geographical, geopolitical, psychological, mythological, spiritual, and linguistic.” Submit here.

Entry Fee: $15
Deadline: September 15

The Song Lit Station in Singapore is looking to open up their offices to 2-3 Singapore based writers. If that’s you—don’t miss this opportunity for a months long residency. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $0
Deadline: September 26

Winter Tangerine’s Dispatches from the Stars

This series by WT will shine a spotlight on writing by and for immigrants. They are looking for poetry that “constructs alternate realities for aliens of color, particularly through the lens of Afrofuturism, magical realism, speculative poetry/prose, or other re-renderings of the imagination”. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $0
Deadline: September 30

Juniper Prize for Poetry

From the University of Massachusetts Press, is open to both emerging and established poets. They’ve got two prizes: one for a poet without a first collection, and one for a poet with more than one collection out. Winning authors receive $1000 and publication. Send them those manuscripts! Submit here.

Entry Fee: $30
Deadline: September 30

Cave Canem’s chapbook prize is still open for submissions from Black poets. The winner receives $500, publication, and residency and reading opportunities. Don’t miss this chance to be recognized by one of the best. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $12
Deadline: September 30

2020 Miller Williams Poetry Prize

University of Arkansas’ Miller Williams series is a great opportunity for poets—they will select three finalists to publish and one winner to receive the $5000 prize. They’re looking for manuscripts between 60-90 pages. Submit here.

Entry Fee: $28
Deadline: September 30


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