June Deadlines: 8 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 or Fellowship.

Gulf Coast Open Call: Writers on Houston

The prestigious Gulf Coast is seeking poems and hybrid work about Houston. They “are looking for writing that delves into unique aspects of the city’s character,” so if you are from Houston, are familiar with the city, or have a memorable Houston-related experience, don’t hesitate to submit your work to this great publication! Submit here.

Deadline: June 1

Submission Fee: $3.00

Atlanta Review Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets

The Atlanta Review seeks short poems (40 lines or less) from students aged 18-23, accompanying a letter of recommendation from “a teacher or other person well-acquainted with the student’s writing… [in order to] affirm that these poems are the student’s original work.” Offering a cash prize of $100 and publication in the esteemed magazine, all qualifying poets should submit! Don’t miss this opportunity! Submit here.

Deadline: June 1

Submission Fee: Free

Nashville Review General Poetry Submissions

The deadline for Nashville Review’s general submissions is rapidly approaching! They do a wonderful job highlighting their publications, and their issues always contain great work. Add this publication to your CV by submitting up to ten pages of poetry, or three poems, here!

Deadline: June 1

Submission Fee: Free

Sibling Rivalry Press 2019 Open-Submission Period

Sibling Rivalry Press has consistently been publishing absolutely gorgeous chapbooks, from some of Frontier’s favorite poets such as Kaveh Akbar, Franny Choi, and Frontier’s very own Luther Hughes! In lieu of a submission fee, the press asks that, upon submitting, you purchase a title from the Sibling Rivalry Press store. If you have a chapbook manuscript that you’ve been working on, something that means everything to you, submit it to Sibling Rivalry here!

Deadline: June 2

Submission Fee: $1+

Granta Magazine General Poetry Submission

One of the most well-established literary publications, Granta, founded in 1889, ends their open submission period a week into June. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your work in conversation with the long tradition of writing published by Granta. Submit up to three poems here.

Deadline: June 7

Submission Fee: Free

Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest

Boston Review seeks poems concerning the topic of allyship, “in the context of race, sex and sexuality, and identity (both politically and privately),” and more, for the chance to win a $500 cash prize. Judged by Ladan Osman, a submission can be up to five poems or ten pages, whichever comes first. Boston Review offers a fee-free submission option for “those experiencing hardship,” so there’s no reason not to give your work a shot! Submit here.

Deadline: June 30

Submission Fee: $20 / Free

New Ohio Review Off-Season Submission

While the academic year puts many journals on hold for the summer, New Ohio Review is offering a submission opportunity in exchange for the purchase of their most recent issue. New Ohio consistently publishes gorgeous and exciting work¾don’t miss this opportunity to send your work in and get their latest issue in the process. Submit here.

Deadline: June 30

Submission Fee: $10

Winter Tangerine Awards

Judged by Frontier Open winner Tiana Clark, the Winter Tangerine Awards seek to highlight an emerging writer who has not yet published a full-length collection, offering a $250 prize to two winners and a $50 prize to the finalists. Submit up to four poems (no more than eight pages) here!

Deadline: June 30

Submission Fee: Free

Close Menu