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 
Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest [Apparition Literary Magazine]The Apparition Test15 Dec 20190  17
Copper Nickeln/a15 Dec 20190  47
Apocalyptic Anthology [Zombies Need Brains]Science fiction or fantasy stories set during or after an apocalypse31 Dec 201916  22
Galactic Stew Anthology [Zombies Need Brains]Science fiction and fantasy stories involving food31 Dec 201916  14
Crazyhorse Charges fees for all submissionsn/a31 Dec 201916  38
The Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories [Vernacular Books] FLEDGLINGCrime stories that take place in the future01 Jan 202017  17
Fiends in the Furrows Folk Horror Anthology Series [Nosetouch Press]Folk Horror07 Jan 202023  12
Ploughshares Charges fees for some submissionsn/a15 Jan 202031  39
Reign of Queens Anthology [Dragon Soul Press]Reign of Queens31 Jan 202047  12
The Cincinnati Reviewn/a01 Mar 202077  44
Gulf Coast Charges fees for all submissionsn/a01 Mar 202077  33
Black Warrior Review Charges fees for all submissionsn/a01 Mar 202077  19