Theme & Deadline Calendar

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Duotrope's Theme & Deadline Calendar lists the upcoming themes and deadlines of journals, magazines, contests, anthologies, and other publications. Track the deadlines that matter to you. Learn more.

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Here is a small sampling from our current Theme & Deadline Calendar for fiction. We list over 2,050 future themes and deadlines across all categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.
ProjectThemeDeadlineDays Left 
Glimmer Train Fiction Open [Glimmer Train] Charges fees for all submissionsn/a31 Aug 201811  19
Ecotonen/a01 Sep 201812  25
Black Warrior Review Charges fees for all submissionsn/a01 Sep 201812  24
Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest [Apparition Lit] TEMP CLOSEDEmily Dickinson’s Because I could not stop for Death15 Sep 201826  14
Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline [World Weaver Press]Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline: Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales30 Sep 201841  10
Tin House TEMP CLOSEDn/a30 Sep 201841  50
The Last Line [The First Line]Last line: I will visit again if I am ever back this way.01 Oct 201842  10
Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest [Apparition Lit] TEMP CLOSEDYou can see the bone15 Oct 201856  17
The First LineFirst Line: As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small ___.01 Nov 201873  11
THEMAThe Critter in the Attic01 Nov 201873  11
The Kenyon Review TEMP CLOSEDn/a01 Nov 201873  24
One Story TEMP CLOSEDn/a14 Nov 201886  30