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Every month, we email you the best writing contests, unique magazines, presses, grants, residencies, and fellowships


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  • We seek out the very best literary opportunities, including magazines, presses, grants and more

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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

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"Thanks @literistic and team for your charismatic and singular response to writing in a wayward cosmos. Bless you, and may all of your visions for a better writer-verse come true in a timely manner and with useful feedback."

"I used to use (Duotrope) but find it too expensive now. It can also get overwhelming (so many options) and if you are a data person you can get obsessive about checking %of acceptances, response times etc. I’ve shifted to @literistic, which curates a monthly list. Best decision ever.."

"the email newsletter at @literistic is always great!"

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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 Literistic is run by Josh and Ben—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 List 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


Josh Roark


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



I am a new author. Is Literistic right for me?

Absolutely. We are excited to introduce you to great magazines and presses through the monthly newsletter, and we make sure that it's full populated with opportunities both for newer writers and ones more experienced.

When will I receive my first List?

Shortly after subscribing to Literistic, you'll receive the most recent List. 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!

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 services. 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


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