March 2022 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. This list is powered by the deadline service Literistic!


Witness seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that is innovative in its approach, broad-ranging in its concerns, and unapologetic in its perspective. The magazine blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to their times. Please limit your submission to five poems at a time.

Deadline: March 5 // Fees

Open to any American citizen living anywhere in the world, or anyone living in the United States regardless of residency status, with at least one previous collection of poems. The winner receives publication and $2,000. Submissions should be at least 40 pages of poetry.

Deadline: March 7 // Fees

This program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. It operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. These guidelines are for fellowships in poetry. You are eligible to apply in poetry if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and have had published, between January 1, 2013, and March 11, 2022, a volume of 48 or more pages of poetry or 20 or more individual poems or pages of poetry that appear in at least five literary journals, anthologies, or publications.

Deadline: March 10 // Free

With concerted efforts to find pathways to peace, to reclaim and enhance integrated food/health knowledge, to provide portals of knowledge to overcome the storied history of destruction of earth, of her natural resources and her balance with efforts to return the matters of the world to original caretakers for restoration — with these navigations, what possibilities exist? Call for submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid genre, photography, artwork, sound-art, film/video engaging with the essence of sacred spaces and intentional navigations to protect, preserve, enhance by return to Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Native sciences, Indigenous knowledges. Poetry submissions may be comprised of up to 3 pieces which do not exceed 50 lines each.

Deadline: March 10 // Free

Please submit no more than 1 story or essay or no more than 5 poems at a time. We do not have a word limit, but please keep in mind that the entire journal is only about 100 pages, so longer work must be truly exceptional.

Deadline: March 15 // Fees

The National Poetry Series seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry written by American residents or American citizens living abroad. Translations, chapbooks, small groups of poems, and self-published books are not eligible. A length of 48-64 pages is suggested.

Deadline: March 15 // Fees

Offering workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting, the Conference invites talented writers to come to Sewanee each summer to learn from each other in a welcoming and supportive environment. Fiction and nonfiction application manuscripts should be 20-40 pages. Poetry application manuscripts should be 10-15 pages. Contributors receive assistance covering two-thirds of the actual cost to attend.

Deadline: March 15 // Fee

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 40–120 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. (Most manuscripts we receive are 40-80 pages long.) Colleagues, students, and close friends of the judge, John Yau, are not eligible. Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between July 1 and August 16, 2021 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Reading fee is $27. The 2021 winner will be announced to our Email list and on this web page in February 2022, and we expect to publish the winning book in April 2023.

Deadline: August 16 // Fee

The Puritan seeks submissions of Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry all year-round, from anywhere in the world. Fiction: Feel encouraged to push boundaries. We have diverse tastes; try us out. Poetry: We’re looking for poems of any length (including sequences and long poems). Once again, please familiarize yourself with our last two issues. Send up to four poems at a time.

Deadline: March 25 // Free

Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000 and a bronze medallion. Finalists receive $100. Winner and finalists are published in both the online and annual print editions of The Lascaux Review.

Deadline: March 31 // Fee

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