November Deadlines: 12 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.


Featured Opportunity: The Frontier OPEN

This is our BIGGEST prize of the year: $5000 to the single winning poem, $100 to each of the 9 other finalists. Get us your best work! Our editors will judge and select the winners and finalists.

Submission Fee: $20

Deadline: November 15

General Poetry Submission: Lunch Ticket

The literary publication coming out of Antioch University’s MFA program is accepting unsolicited submissions. Seeking work from “artists who have been marginalized and underrepresented, and work that engages with issues of social, economic, and environmental justice,” the submission window closes in just days! Don’t miss your opportunity. Submit up to three poems here.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Submission Fee: None


Black River Chapbook Competition: Black Lawrence Press

One of the most exciting small indie presses out there today, through the Black River Chapbook Competition, Black Lawrence Press has published phenomenal poets such as Sam Sax, Shane McCrae, and, most recently, Veronica Montes. Submit an unpublished chapbook of poems or prose between 16-36 pages in length here.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Submission Fee: $15.00


2020 Walt Whitman Award: Academy of American Poets

Judged by poet Harryette Mullen, the winning full-length poetry manuscript will be published by Graywolf Press, and its author will receive a prize of $5000. This is a life-changing opportunity for poets that have not yet published a full-length collection. Submit your manuscript here.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Submission Fee: $35.00


General Poetry Submission: the minnesota review

The literary publication out of the Virginia Tech MFA program, the minnesota review “curates smart, accessible collections of progressive new work.” Submit three to five poems here.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Submission Fee: None


Yale Series of Younger Poets: Yale University Press

The last year that the Yale Younger Poets Award will be by poet Carl Phillips, the prize offers publication of a full-length poetry manuscript through Yale University Press. Often cited as a career-defining experience by previous winners, this fantastic opportunity deserves your work. Submit a manuscript of 48-64 pages here.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Submission Fee: $25.00


General Poetry Submission: Southern Indiana Review

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit to one of the most well-respected literary journals out there today! Coming out of the University of Southern Indiana, SIR seeks work “that risk[s] sentimentality in favor of genuine connection…work that teaches…something new.” Submit up to five poems here.

Deadline: Nov. 16

Submission Fee: $4.00


General Poetry Submission: Tinderbox Poetry Journal

One of the most lively and intriguing online publications, Tinderbox has been publishing especially exceptional work as of late! Their open submission period ends in just a couple weeks; don’t miss this opportunity! Submit three to four poems or up to six pages here.

Deadline: Nov. 17

Submission Fee: None


2019 Wabash Prize in Poetry: Sycamore Review

Judged by Pulitzer prize-finalist poet Jos Charles, the winner receives publication and a cash prize of $1000. Make sure you take this opportunity to submit and send your best work; entry fee includes a copy of the prize issue regardless of acceptance. Submit no more than six pages of poetry here.

Deadline: Nov. 22

Submission Fee: $20.00


General Poetry Submission: Harvard Review

Harvard Review is accepting unsolicited submissions. Take your shot! Send your most carefully crafted pieces to one of the most well-respected literary publications in the nation. Submit up to five poems here.

Deadline: Nov. 27

Submission Fee: $3.00


2019 Blurred Genre Contest: Redivider: A Journal of New Literature and Art

Have an experimental piece that you think is absolutely amazing but is also so weird that you’re worried it could never be published? This contest from the Emerson College publication might just be the place to go! Judged by James Hannaham, don’t  miss this opportunity! Submit one piece of up to 1000 words here.

Deadline: Nov. 30

Submission Fee: $8.00


General Poetry Submission: Poet Lore

One of the oldest publications in the nation, Poet Lore “welcomes long poems and sequences.” They seek work that “make[s] concerns of our moment both urgent and intimate.” Submit up to five poems here.

Deadline: Nov. 30

Submission Fee: None

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