Seven Places to Submit your Writing

USC Engineering School Seeks “The Next MacGyver” – deadline April 17

University of Southern California has launched a global crowdsourcing competition, “The Next MacGyver,” aimed at developing a television show with a female engineer lead who is a role model for girls and young women. USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering is collaborating on the project with the National Academy of Engineering and Lee Zlotoff, creator of the TV series MacGyver. To enter the competition, launched during National Engineers Week in February 2015, entrants must submit ideas by April 17. Entrants must submit a story treatment that features a strong female protagonist who uses engineering-based thought processes to solve problems. The contest will culminate in a Top 12 “Engineering Idol” event in Summer 2015 where finalists will pitch ideas directly before a distinguished panel of Hollywood and engineering judges. Five winners will receive $5,000 each and be paired with Hollywood mentors, including CSI creator Anthony Zu

15 days Left for Lunch Ticket’s Reading Period! – Deadline April 30

April 30, 2015 is the deadline. We are accepting submissions for our Winter/Spring 2015 issue from the following genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry, Writing for Young People, Visual Art, Translation / Multi-lingual texts & Creative Nonfiction. Translated submissions: include original work with your translation, and a document showing that you have permission to publish the original work. Original, bilingual work may be submitted under the translation category; please indicate this in your cover letter. The responsibility for clearing rights, permissions for translated works, & the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator. For any of the genre guidelines and submission manager (Please follow submission guidelines CAREFULLY), visit our website: or

Call for Flash Fiction: WOW! Women On Writing Spring 2015 Contest – Deadline May 31

WOW! Women On Writing invites entries to its Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. Guest Judge: Literary Agent Vicki Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Prizes: 1st Place: $350, and The Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby ($579 value); 2nd Place: $250; 3rd Place: $150; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards; and 10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Cards. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin. Limit: 300 entries. $10 entry fee. Deadline: May 31, 2015 Details & Guidelines:

Call for Submissions: World Traveler Press

World Traveler Press, publishers of the World Traveler Tales anthology series, is now accepting personal nonfiction travel essay submissions for two upcoming books. We’re looking for compelling true tales of travel that inspire, amuse, delight or move readers. Submissions should be well-crafted first-person pieces that provide insight into a destination and its people, as well as the internal or emotional journey of travel. We’re seeking stories from around the world, and are looking for a full range of experiences, from funny or adventurous to poignant or transformational. Story length can range from 2,000 to 5,000 words. We will consider stories that have already been published as long as the author retains the copyright and right to resell the material. Payment and detailed submission information: Previous books: Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from Around the World

Call For Humor Submissions – The Reject Pile

Humor Piece Rejected by McSweeney’s, The New Yorker et al.? For every piece big humor sites publish, many are rejected. At least some of that must be worth reading, right? The Reject Pile wants to help your humor writing see the light of day. A few guidelines: – Conceptual humor, satire, open letters, lists, etc. Personal essays will probably be kept to a minimum or not published at all, unless they are amazing. – Comics and cartoons also welcomed – Sub-1000 words (though a bit longer isn’t out of the question) – Must not have been previously published – anywhere. – Paste your submission into the body of the email (no attachments, please) Send submissions to: Follow us: Thanks! We look forward to reading your piece.

Rejected: Stories Worth Publishing

Rejected: Stories Worth Publishing is an online literary journal highlighting well-written previously rejected fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. We now also accept unpublished work.  We are currently accepting submissions for our debut issue. Please go to for submission guidelines.

Rage Literary Magazine seeks submissions for inaugural issue

Rage chases stories that explode off of the page. Stories that plunge their roots into our souls and latch on for life. We want bold. We want fast. We want you. Authors, give us a piece of yourself in your writing. Readers, look for your personal connection to these tales. This art we call writing is not dead. It is very much alive and raging in all of us. Let it out. Set it free. Let’s rage together. Bold. Fast. You. Free to submit. Rolling deadline. Submit today at

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