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2022 Submission and Freelance Writing Opportunities

Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2022, updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings!

Posted May 13

October 16. 

Creative Writing Ink: open for submissions to its international short story competition.  Submissions close September 30. 

Ghost Proposal: accepting  for its chapbook contest. Submissions close June 30. 

Haymarket Books: open call for Asian Pacific Islander poets, spoken word poets, slam poets, and poets who consider themselves part of various oral traditions, to be published in Haymarket Books's 


Posted April 29

Capsule Stories: seeking stories, poems, and essays that explore "a season of change in life—falling, leaving, and letting go." Submissions close June 30. 

Narratively: seeking entries for its Spring 2022 Memoir Prize. Submissions close June 27.

Posted April 15

The Bitter Fruit Review: accepting all forms of art including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, artwork (digital & analogue), and hybrid work.

Ghost Proposal: seeking visual poetry submissions for its inaugural Ultraslant Prize.  Submissions close May 15.

hex: looking for speculative short stories and prose poems that are weird, uncanny, or surreal, or that intersect with genres like sci-fi, fantasy, or horror.

൪uartet: seeking poetry by women 50 and over. Submissions close May 8. 

The Rupture: Alice Maglio,  the reviews editor, is looking for finished reviews or pitches of small press books in any genre Send reviews and pitches  to 


Posted March 31

BOMB Magazine

Ugly Duckling PresseUDP

Mother Jones[email protected]


Beestung[email protected]


Posted March 18

Ample Remains: looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and everything in-between. Submissions close April  1. 


Posted March 4


Persea Books: seeking manuscripts from Americans (including American citizens living anywhere in the world or anyone living in the US regardless of residency status) with at least one previous collection of poems for Lexi Rudnitsky’s Editor's Choice Award. Submissions close March 7.

Posted February 18

HuffPost: accepting pitches in a number of categories including wellness, food, style, reported stories, and stories told from the first person.

Longleaf Review

Ninth Letter: accepting fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its print edition until February 28 and for its online edition until March 31. It is also seeking  poems that are visual in their experimentation until March 18. 

Pigeon Pages: extended the deadline for its poetry contest until February 21.

Sustainable Arts Foundation: seeking submissions from writers and visual artists with children under 18 years old for an award of $5,000. Submissions close February 25. 


Posted February 4

Autumn House Press

Capsule Stories: looking for stories, poems, and essays that explore slipping into the water and finding yourself. Submissions close on March 20.

The Dedalus Press: accepting love poems from poets older than seventeen born or currently residing in Ireland. Submissions close February 28. 

The Rumpus: open for nonfiction and fiction submissions. Submissions close February 28. 


Posted January 21

Academy of American Poets: seeking submissions for The 2022 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. Submissions close on February 15. 

Kitchen Table Quarterly: looking for poetry, nonfiction, and artwork submissions for their spring issue. Submissions close February 7. 

൪uartet: looking for poetry submissions from women fifty years and older. Submissions close February 8.  

Resistance & Resilience: seeking literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and photography for its digital publication dedicated to amplifying Black music, art, and culture. Submissions close February 28. 

Studio ATAO: accepting pitches from new and emerging writers on a variety of social justice topics including transformative justice, nonprofit industrial complex, and decentralization of power. Email [email protected] and [email protected]  with your pitch.  

WIRED: seeking ideas for  on science and tech for their Ideas section by journalists, academics, and other subject-matter experts. 


Posted January 7

The Bookends Review:  looking for “good creative and/or intellectual work,” including features, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and multimedia work. Submissions close January 31. 

Dinner Bell Mag: seeking submissions of no more than 1,000 words in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Submissions close January 31. 

Driftwood Press: accepting submissions for their in-house poetry and fiction contests. Submissions close January. 

Paper Brigade:  seeking short stories that expand com­mon­ly held ideas of what con­sti­tutes the Jew­ish expe­ri­ence for their 2022 issue. Submissions close February 1.

VISIBLE: looking for poetry and prose from anyone who has the experience of living with an invisible disability (such as mental health conditions, chronic pain, brain injuries, autoimmune diseases, autism, etc.). Submissions close February 1. 


Do you know of a literary magazine with an upcoming submission deadline you'd like to see included on a future list? Please email our editor, Eliza, at [email protected] to make a suggestion.