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 2,150 future themes and deadlines across all categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.
ProjectThemeDeadlineDays Left 
Cast of Wonders [Escape Artists]Winter Holidays10 Jun 20207  17
Women of the Woods Anthology [Fabled Collective] FLEDGLING NEW!Lore, myths, and legends of women who dwell in the forest30 Jun 202027  15
The Threepenny Reviewn/a30 Jun 202027  52
New Millennium Writings Awards [New Millennium Writings] Charges fees for all submissionsn/a30 Jun 202027  14
The Binge-Watching Cure Anthology SeriesScience Fiction Edition01 Jul 202028  16
THEMAThe Tiny Red Suitcase01 Jul 202028  15
VQR: Virginia Quarterly Review TEMP CLOSEDn/a31 Jul 202058  42
The Rumpus TEMP CLOSEDn/a31 Jul 202058  17
Crazyshorts! Short-Short Fiction Contest [Crazyhorse] TEMP CLOSED Charges fees for all submissionsn/a31 Jul 202058  13
The First Line [Blue Cubicle Press]First line: "The Simmons public library was a melting pot of the haves and have-nots, a mixture of homeless people and the wealthy older residents of the nearby neighborhood."01 Aug 202059  17
Apparition Literary Magazine TEMP CLOSEDSatisfaction31 Aug 202089  22
The Southampton Review TEMP CLOSEDn/a01 Sep 202090  14