July 2023 Deadlines: 10 Contests and Magazines with Deadlines This Month

New month, new courage: submit your work 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!


In our pursuit to celebrate the outstanding poets of our present times, Frontier annually hosts a prize for all poets, regardless of publication history. We invite you to send your best work to the OPEN, our biggest prize of the year! The winning poem will be awarded $5,000 and publication.

In addition to the winner, nine finalists will also receive an award of $100 each with publication. The Frontier editorial team will work together to select winners and finalists for this contest.

While we primarily serve as a platform for new and emerging writers, the OPEN is meant to support and elevate the poetry community as a whole. Every year, we look forward to this prize, for which emerging and established poets are considered in equal measure and as a result are often published side by side in Frontier Poetry.

We’re excited to read your work!

Deadline: July 15 // Fee


Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 360 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim. Open to all Emerging Artists. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility

Deadline: July 1 // Fee


The Los Angeles Review Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction Awards are prizes of $1,000 and publication in LAR given annually for an exceptional work of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This season’s judges are M. Soledad Caballero (poetry), John Weir (fiction), and Chelsey Clammer (nonfiction).

Deadline: July 1 // Fee


Asheville Poetry Review accepts general submissions from January 15 – July 15 each year. Please send 3–6 poems of any length or style. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us immediately through Submittable if any of the work you send is accepted for publication elsewhere.

Deadline: July 15 // No Fee


The Lighthouse Summer Writing Intensive is led by published and award-winning writers, and each workshop is designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. During camp week, young writers will work at length with a number of published instructors in a variety of genres and will leave camp with new knowledge about the craft of writing, at least one completed piece of work, and enthusiasm about pieces-to-come. The cost of the camp is $450. This cost includes a copy of a professionally published book after the camp weeks are completed for campers who submit work to be published. This IN-PERSON camp is held at Lighthouse’s new, temporary location at 3833 Steele St, Suite 1438, Denver, 80205. This is a NOT an overnight camp. Camp dates for 2022 are July 18-22 for middle school ages and July 25-29 for high school ages. Camp hours are 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Deadline: July 17 //  Fee


Narrative Fifteenth Annual Poetry Contest

The contest is open to all poets. Entries must be unpublished and must not have been previously chosen as winners, finalists, or honorable mentions in other contests. Each entry may contain up to five poems. Your submission should give a strong sense of your style and range. We accept submissions of all poetic forms and genres but do not accept translations. First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, Third Prize is $300, and up to ten finalists will receive $75 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Deadline: July 21 // Fee


The chapbook prize includes 10 free copies and $150. Additional 40% royalties after 75 copies sold. Please submit manuscripts between 20-37pgs of poetry. Please include a brief bio with your submission. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please, let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Once work is submitted, it can not be revised or edited. Please do not email revised versions of the original works or attach revisions to your submission on Submittable. We will not consider it. Manuscripts must be submitted as either .pdf or .docx Please keep in mind that our books are typically printed in 5×7 size, so do consider how your poems are currently formatted and adjust accordingly. Currently, GASHER is only accepting submissions from those who reside in the U.S. We publish perfect-bound, 12pt C1S matte lamination for cover stock and #60 text cream. Our chapbooks are sold exclusively through the Gasher website.

Deadline: July 30 // Fee


Thank you for your interest in submitting to Guernica. We publish poetry, essays, reportage/journalism, criticism, and fiction, and we offer honoraria of $50 for poetry, $100 for original essays, and $150 for original fiction and for reportage/journalism. You’ll find guidelines for poetry, nonfiction, and fiction below. Our reading times are, on average, 12-16 weeks, though they can be longer. We’re an all-volunteer staff, and we’re grateful for your patience. And yes, we read every submission — so it’s greatly appreciated if you withdraw work that is accepted elsewhere. Please submit 2,000-7,000 words of prose or up to 5 poems.

Deadline: July 31// Fee


We want to change the conversation. We want to introduce you to authors you’ve never heard of before and to provide perspective on books, films, and media that will make you look deeper. We believe that literature is community—and if reading The Rumpus makes you want more, we’ve got more! Our regular reading periods for Essays are as follows: September 1 through October 31, January 1 through February 28, and June 1 through July 31. Timely essays can be sent directly to our managing editor Marissa Korbel at mkorbel@therumpus.net; all other essays should be sent through Submittable during our open reading periods. Our Rumpus Original Fiction reading periods are January 1 through January 31 and July 1 through July 31. Our Rumpus Original Poetry reading periods are January 15 through January 31 and July 15 through July 31.

 Deadline: July 31 //  No Fee

poetry or prose poems – collections of flash or micro fiction – creative nonfiction such as lyric essays & flash – graphic narratives, sequential artwork (in black & white) – combinations of the above (tightly linked by theme, image, voice, etc.) Please submit 8 – 10 pages for micro chapbooks. Dedication/epigraph, title page, acknowledgments, & bio do not count against the page count. No table of contents is necessary (we don’t usually use them). Submit no more than 2 chapbooks in each genre per reading period.

Deadline: July 31 // No fee


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