Call for Submissions

FREE Poetry Contests with Prizes from $50 to $500! DEADLINES in August 2015



All four contests below have no entry fees and are listed in order of earliest deadlines in August 2015.

Blue Earth Review

DEADLINE: 8/14/2015


NOTES: “Founded in 2003, Blue Earth Review is the official literary magazine of Minnesota State University, Mankato. The magazine publishes annually, and its editors are always seeking quality submissions of poetry, prose, and art.”

FORMS: Poetry

PRIZE(S): $500


The Lost Country

DEADLINE: 8/15/2015


NOTES: “The Lost Country is a biannual literary journal published by the Exiles Club of Fort Worth. Have a poem, short story, or translation you would like us to publish? What about a critical essay or book review? Our editors are always on the lookout for fresh works from new literary talents.”

FORMS: Poetry

PRIZE(S): Each winner will receive $50 and a copy of the journal.



DEADLINE: 8/31/2015


NOTES: “shufPoetry is a biannual online poetry journal that seeks work which challenges the very definition of poetry through experimentation, mixed media, genre bending, video, animation, sound, visual text and music.”

FORMS:  “Please submit three vaguely poemy thingys (audio, animation, video, oelipo, image, interview, cross-genre, screenplay, photography, art, twitter rants, cut-ups, textual repression, you name it), and give us a little explanation about what you just sent.”

PRIZE(S): In lieu of a contest each issue will have one featured poet chosen by our editors who will receive $100.

DUOTROPE: (just re-opened, not defunct)


DEADLINE: 8/31/2015


NOTES: “Switchback is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. We are a biannual journal because that’s about all we can handle. We generally open submissions for a few months at a time, then catch our breath while we put together the issue. Right now we’re accepting submissions for Switchback Issue 22, to be published in Fall 2015.”

FORMS:  Reviews, fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art

PRIZE(S): 1st – $200, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50




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