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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 2,250 future themes and deadlines across all categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.
ProjectThemeDeadlineDays Left 
Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest [Apparition Literary Magazine]From Mother Earth Flows the River of Life by Daphne Odjig15 Aug 202010  12
Apparition Literary Magazine TEMP CLOSEDSatisfaction31 Aug 202026  27
Salt Hilln/a01 Sep 202027  22
The Southampton Reviewn/a01 Sep 202027  22
Black Warrior Review Charges fees for all submissionsn/a01 Sep 202027  18
Ecotone TEMP CLOSED Charges fees for some submissionsn/a02 Sep 202028  24
It Calls From the Sea Anthology [Eerie River Publishing]It Calls From The Sea15 Sep 202041  19
Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest [Apparition Literary Magazine]Portrait de famille (Family Portrait) by Dorothea Tanning15 Sep 202041  12
The Paris Review TEMP CLOSEDn/a30 Sep 202056  33
The Last Line [Blue Cubicle Press]Last line: Jordan looked me in the eye and said, "I trust you."01 Oct 202057  15
Witness TEMP CLOSED Charges fees for all submissionsn/a01 Oct 202057  19
The First Line [Blue Cubicle Press]First line: "Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else."01 Nov 202088  24