Writing contests, challenges, and submissions are an excellent way for writers for get their work out there. Not to mention, these submissions are great practice for not only writing but also for submitting your work, receiving feedback, and (unfortunately) getting rejected.

Here’s a list of writing contests and submissions all due within the next month.

A QUICK NOTE: Remember to read every submission guideline on the submissions page, no matter where you submit your work. Information I have written here may change overtime and failure to read the follow the respective guidelines on the following websites may result in an automatic rejection of your work.

Good luck submitting your work!

Writing Contests

Due in March 2024

With No Entry Fees

Host: Chicken Soup for the Soul
What:
Non-fiction stories or poems
Theme:
The Power of Positive Thinking
Deadline:
February 28, 2024

Host: Chicken Soup for the Soul
What:
Non-fiction stories or poems
Theme:
Miracles, Messages from Heaven, Angels
Deadline:
February 28, 2024

Host: Gotham Writers
What:
Haiku
Theme: Honest Holiday
Deadline: February 29, 2024

Host: Bennington Review
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry, or Film Writing
Deadline: March 8, 2024

Host: Icebreakers Lit
What:
Fiction or Poetry
Deadline: March 10, 2024

Host: Jet Fuel Review
What:
Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, or Poetry
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Host: Barley South Review
What:
Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-fiction, or Flash Fiction
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Host: The Masters Review
What:
Fiction or Narrative Non-fiction
Deadline: Ongoing

Host: Kelp Journal
What: Fiction, Non-fiction, or Poetry
Theme: “The Wave” (coastal, travel, adventure, nature, ecological, conservationist themes)
Deadline: Ongoing

Writing Contests

Due in March 2024

With Entry Fees

Host: Gotham Writers
What:
Short Story
Submission Fee: $25
Deadline: March 1, 2024

Host: Burningword Literary Journal
What: Flash Fiction, Flash Non-fiction, Poetry
Submissions Fee: $3
Deadline: March 10, 2024

Host: Sonora Review
What: Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction
Submissions Fee: $3
Deadline: March 10, 2024

Host: Wild Roof Journal
What: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, or Essay
Submissions Fee: $4.50
Deadline: March 12, 2024

Host: Stoneboat Literary Journal
What: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Submissions Fee: $2
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Host: Phoebe Journal
What: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Submissions Fee: $7
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Host: American Chordata
What: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Submissions Fee: $3
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Host: Jabberwock Review
What: Stories, Essays, Poetry
Submissions Fee: $3
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Host: Sequestrum
What: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Theme: Slipstream & Magical Realism
Submissions Fee: $6.35
Deadline: March 16, 2024

Host: Sequestrum
What: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Theme: Optimism
Submissions Fee: $6.35
Deadline: March 16, 2024

Host: Atticus Books
What: Poetry
Submissions Fee: $3
Deadline: March 16, 2024

Host: Wild Roof Journal
What: Poetry
Submissions Fee: $4.50
Deadline: March 17, 2024

Host: CRAFT
What:
Novelette
Submissions Fee: $30
Deadline: March 17, 2024

Host: Hare’s Paw Lit Journal
What: Prose, Poetry
Submissions Fee: $4
Deadline: March 25, 2024

Host: Narrative Magazine
What:
All fiction and non-fiction
Submission Fee: $27
Deadline:
March 28, 2024

Host: Prime Number Magazine
What:
Short Fiction and Poetry
Submissions Fee: $15
Deadline: March 31, 2024

Host: Dream Quest One
What:
Short Story or Poetry
Submissions Fee: $10 for short story, $5 for poems
Deadline: March 31, 2024

Host: Black Fox Literary Magazine
What: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
Theme: Fairy-tale Remix
Submissions Fee: $12
Deadline: March 31, 2024

Host: Sequestrum
What: Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry
Theme: No theme, general submissions
Submissions Fee: $6.35
Deadline: Ongoing

Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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