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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 2,300 future themes and deadlines across all categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and visual art.
ProjectThemeDeadlineDays Left 
Haunts & Hellions: A Gothic Romance Anthology [HorrorAddicts.net]Gothic Romance Horror31 Oct 20201  17
Cemetery Gates Flash Horror Anthology [Cemetery Gates Media]Campfire Macabre: Cemetery Chillers / Spook Houses / Supernatural Slashers / Witchcraft / Within the Woods31 Oct 20201  15
The First Line [Blue Cubicle Press]First line: "Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else."01 Nov 20202  34
Granta Charges fees for all submissionsn/a11 Nov 202012  40
One Storyn/a14 Nov 202015  51
In Darkness, Delight Anthology Series [Corpus Press]Fear the Future15 Nov 202016  30
Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest [Apparition Literary Magazine] TEMP CLOSEDMargaret Nazon: Milky Way Starry Night15 Nov 202016  15
The Iowa Review Charges fees for some submissionsn/a30 Nov 202031  37
To Live Again Anthology [Antimony and Elder Lace]Resurrection25 Dec 202056  23
American Short Fiction Charges fees for all submissionsn/a31 Dec 202062  43
Crazyhorse Charges fees for all submissionsn/a31 Dec 202062  34
Ploughshares Charges fees for some submissionsn/a15 Jan 202177  50