September 2022 Deadlines: 9 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!



Our Nature & Place Prize

In our pursuit of gentleness, nostalgia, and a reimagining of ‘home’, Frontier Poetry is launching a new contest called “Nature and Place”.

We’re looking for poems rich and robust in language, technique, and form that pay homage to the natural world and all of the small marvels that occur in nature. We’re also interested in poems that observe geography and the landscape of home. Frontier Poetry warmly encourages poets of all backgrounds, identities and ethnicities to submit. You’re welcome here.

Deadline: September 15 // Fee


Black Warrior Review

Black Warrior Review reads general fiction and poetry submissions from December 1 – March 1 and June 1 – September 1. Nonfiction general submissions are always open. Submissions are accepted through Submittable at There is a $3 submission fee for our general categories. We use these fees to pay contributors. We especially strive to magnify voices that are traditionally and systemically silenced. Writers of color, queer and trans writers, disabled writers, immigrant writers, fat writers and femmes: you are all welcome and wanted here.

Deadline: September 1 // Fee


SIDEREAL IS LOOKING FOR YOUR STRANGE / BEAUTIFUL / BEAUTIFULLY STRANGE / SEND US YOUR FEAR / FEARLESSNESS / SEND US YOUR MOST HONEST / GUTSY / VULNERABLE / PIERCING / HOPEFUL / ANXIETY-RIDDEN FORESTS. Poetry: please submit up to five poems in one file, addressed to Poetry Editor, Jazz Ellington. we are very happy to consider excerpts of longer poems, translations, erasures, etc. Essays: please submit one essay, limit 3,000 words, or up to three flash essays (750 words or less) in one file, addressed to Essay Editor, Amber Taliancich.

Deadline: September 1 // Free


Princeton Arts Fellowship

Awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1-July 1) at Princeton University and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class. An $84,000 a year stipend is provided. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply. All applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a personal statement of 500 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references. In addition, work samples are requested to be submitted online.

Deadline: September 13th // Free


Fractured Lit’s Micro Fiction Prize

We invite writers to submit to the Fractured Lit Micro Fiction Prize from July 20 to September 18, 2022. Guest judge Grant Faulkner will choose three stories from a shortlist. Thank you for your interest in partnering with us! We’re excited to offer the winner of this prize $2500 and publication, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive publication and $600 and $400, respectively.

Deadline: September 18th // Fee


The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2021

The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2022 is now open for entries, and they are looking for previously unpublished poems (up to 45 lines), submitted from any country, that are written in English. Judged by Joshua Bennett & Victoria Kennefick. First Prize: £2,000. Second Prize: £1,000. Third Prize: £500. 20 poets will be commended. Poems may be submitted from any country & must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines.

Deadline: September 26th // Fee


Established in 1998, The X. J. Kennedy Prize highlights one full-length collection of poetry per year. Since 2019 the Prize comes with a $10,000 advance, a standard royalty contract, and 20 copies of the published book. 2022 Judge: Kimiko Hahn. Manuscripts must be between 50-100 pages.

 Deadline: September 30th // Fee

The Diode Editions Chapbook Contest is now open from February 1 through September 30, 2022 to all poets who write in English. We consider translations, welcome collaborations, and accept simultaneous submissions. If your manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify us. Winners will be announced by November 15, 2022. The winning chapbooks will be published within a year. Chapbook contest winners will receive $750.00, publication by Diode Editions, and 20 author copies. Winners will also have select poems from their chapbooks published in Diode Poetry Journal. Submitted Chapbooks must be 25-46 pages in length.

Deadline: September 30th // Fee

We consider: short fiction and essays (up to 7,500 words); flash fiction and essays (up to 3 pieces, up to 1,000 words each; please format and submit as a single document); poetry (up to 6 poems; please format and submit as a single document); plays (up to 30 pages)excerpts (up to 30 pages) from larger works; translations of poetry and short prose; book reviews.

Deadline: September 30th // Free


Salt Hill Journal

Salt Hill is now accepting fiction, nonfiction and poetry submissions. We are interested in work that shines, work that represents a broad spectrum of experience, and work that makes us feel in new and exciting ways. Please submit no more than five poems at a time, and no more than thirty pages of prose. Send us your most honest work. We will consider all nonfiction, but are most interested in creative nonfiction, including personal essays, lyric essays, memoir, literary journalism, and other literary forms.

Deadline: September 30 // Free


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