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We email you the best writing contests, unique magazines, presses, grants, residencies, and fellowships every month.

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  • Save hours of searching for opportunities
  • Bring the best contests to your inbox 
  • Customizable to your specific needs
  • Membership in our private Facebook group
  • Easily add contests to your calendar 
  • We include many unique magazines, presses, grants, residencies, and fellowships 

Write more, search less

Get increased joy from writing

Publish more of your work

Our editors scour the web finding the best places to submit your work so you don't spend hours doing the same.

Relax with a cup of coffee and our monthly email and decide where to submit your writing.

Leave behind that guilt of having your work left unread on the hard drive. Our monthly email makes it easier to spot the right places to submit your work.

What other writers are saying about Literistic

"Super excited about getting organized & efficiently submitting my work using @literistic, which keeps you updated on everything from retreats to submission deadlines, sending monthly, tailored lists on where to submit! A must for both emerging & veterans in the #WritingCommunity

"Perhaps my favorite resource out there, what sets Literistic apart is that it takes that massive list of journals, contests, and deadlines and tailors it to you and your interests and aesthetics."

"...@literistic is one of my favorite things in my inbox every month. If you consider yourself a writer, you should check it out!"

Allie Van Duyne

New South Journal


Paige Sullivan

Sheana Ochoa


Save hours of searching for the right places to submit your work

We email you a curated list of over 60 open submissions on the 1st of every month (over 4000 sent and counting!)

We find the best contests worth submitting to, including opportunities from magazines, presses, contests, grants and residencies that don't show up in traditional indexes

We rigorously filter through hundreds of opportunities down to the best 20% that offer the most value to writers

Use our unique filters to only see calls for submissions that best fit your needs

Reduce the stress of deciding where to submit

Fiction, Poetry, CNF, Flash—we've got you covered

We send you the contests that fit your wallet

We create a deadline calendar that does the work for you

Never miss a submission deadline

View deadlines weeks and months ahead on your iPhone/Google calendar

Get reminders and notifications for the deadlines you're excited about

We give you back hours to spend writing 

Here's how Literistic works:


Receive a customized email with submission opportunities

You receive an email on the 1st of every month that brings to your inbox a customized list of writing opportunities including magazines, presses, contests, grants and residencies.


Pursue your interests

Click on any of the contest links in the monthly email to read more about and submit to contests and calls for submission that interest you.


Click to add deadlines to your calendar

Easily add our contest list directly to your device calendar so you never miss a deadline.


We're passionate about serving writers.

Literistic was originally founded by Liam Sarsfield and Jessie Jones all the way back in what feels like a previous age—their very first Literistic lists were compiled in 2015 and sent out to the intrepid writers who joined that year. 

Since then, the list has only grown to be more robust, more equitable, and more useful with every year that passes. Now the newsletter is run by Josh and Tommy—two authors whose professional lives are wrapped up in the mad literary enterprise of writing and submitting and sharing resources with community. We work hard to bring you what we consider the very best opportunities available each month. Contests to cut your teeth on. Fellowships to give you that extra support and room of your own. Journals to bring your lovely words into the world. And more. There's always more, and you can bet we'll find the best new opportunities and share them with you each and every month. 

Our newsletter goes out on the 1st of every month, 12 months a year, with opportunities for fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction authors. We also provide a function to easily add deadlines from our newsletter to your own personal calendar, so you'll never miss that favorite contest again.

You can contact us with any questions at help (at) literistic (dot) com.


Josh Roark

Tommy Dean



Josh Roark (he/him) is a poet and editor. He received his MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, and he currently lives in the desert of Southern California with his filmmaker wife. He is the editor and founder of Frontier Poetry and Palette Poetry and author of Put One Hand Up, Lean Back from Unsolicited Press. He gratefully relies on Literistic to find the home for his current poetry manuscript. @joshuaroarkpoet

Tommy Dean lives in Indiana with his wife and two children. He is the author of a flash fiction chapbook entitled Special Like the People on TV from Redbird Chapbooks and is the Editor at Fractured Lit. He has been previously published in BULL Magazine, The MacGuffin, The Lascaux Review, New World Writing, Pithead Chapel, and New Flash Fiction Review. His stories have been included in Best Microfiction 2019 and 2020 and the Best Small Fiction 2019. @tommydeanwriter



When will I receive my first Literistic?

Shortly after joining you'll receive the most recent Literistic issue. Thereafter, you will receive Literistic via email on the 1st day of every month. We're as excited to get it in your hands as you are to receive it!

Do you have student pricing?

Yes! And we'd love to share it with you. To successfully sign up for student pricing, please use your .edu email address. Click here for details.

How do I change my subscriber preferences?

In the footer of our monthly email are the words 'your preferences'. Click that link to customize your experience by genre, category, fees, and geography.

What's your cancellation policy?

We unfortunately can't offer refunds on our monthly plan. However, you may cancel your plan at any time to avoid the next auto-renewal at end of term, by unsubscribing at the bottom of the monthly email, or by reaching out to us directly.

Can I recommend a publication, contest or fellowship?

Absolutely! We'd love to hear from you. By the nature of our service we only publish a select subset of what we see. We can be reached at help@literistic.com.

You do the writing, we’ll bring you the contests.

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