Call for Submissions


Call for Submissions

Oakland Arts Review

Deadline: December 1, 2021

The Oakland Arts Review is a national undergraduate literary journal publishing out of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, part of the metro Detroit area. We are now open for submissions for OAR volume 7/Winter 2022. In these tumultuous times, we are looking for work that moves and teaches us. We especially invite undergraduates to submit creative nonfiction, and art and graphic forms. You can submit to us for free through our website or through Submittable at


Catfish Creek: An International Undergraduate Literary Journal

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Catfish Creek is currently entering its twelfth year, and we’re proud to say that several of the pieces we’ve published in recent years have been chosen for inclusion in Plain China: National Anthology of the Best Undergraduate Writing. Submissions are by e-mail to For more information click here


Blacklight Magazine

Deadline: December 15, 2021

We’re reaching out to share an update on the submission deadline for our upcoming issue, Ritual. Rituals are intentional behaviors that we practice daily, weekly, yearly, in order to maintain ourselves and our culture. They are learned, taught, passed down; they bring magic to the steady march of time. Tell us about the habits you make space for: a sharp tug of hair between practiced fingers. Hours spent braiding. The soft click of knitting needles, weaving patterns, portraits, topographies for tracing our way home. Summon your cultural specters. Mourn the rituals you’ve forgotten. Or, perhaps, invent your own—new keepsakes for generations to come. For more information click here


The DISQUIET Literary Prize

Deadline: January 24, 2022

Submissions are now open for the DISQUIET Literary Prize! This contest is for writing in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, by a writer who has not yet published more than one book with a major press. The first prize winners in each genre will be published: the fiction winner in, the nonfiction winner in, and the poetry winner in The Common. One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and a $1,000 travel stipend to Lisbon in 2022 (June 26-July 8). Genre winners will receive a $500 cash prize in addition to publication. Read the full contest guidelines or enter at Submittable. Reading fee: $15


Midwestern Citizen: Staff Writer Application

Deadline: Rolling

Midwestern Citizen is a premier undergraduate legal, political, and literary op-ed publication at universities across the Midwest, Great Plains, and adjacent areas. MC writers write a minimum of one opinion article per month, contending with comprehensive legal, political, and sociocultural topics ranging from constitutional law to antitrust enforcement to environmental policy. MC is currently staffed by writers and editors from seven universities, including the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and The Ohio State University. Not paid. Apply here.


Sliced Bread Magazine

Deadline: Rolling

Sliced Bread Magazine is dedicated to presenting a slice of the stuff of life, the crumbs of our meandering existence. We publish visual art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and anything else that confines itself to two dimensions. We are always looking for new work - please check out on how to submit!