How do you know where to submit your enthusiastically crafted, thoughtfully critiqued, and carefully revised short stories? I’ve recently started down this journey toward publication and thought it would be helpful to share my submissions calendar, a curated list of contest deadlines and calls for submission. These are opportunities I believe are at least worth considering for your short story submissions (and in many cases poetry and creative nonfiction). Some are regional to the San Francisco Bay Area but most are not.
Below is what my calendar looks like today. Click each submissions deadline for more information and a link to submissions guidelines. Each literary journal is scored according to Clifford Garstang’s Pushcart Prize Rankings.