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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
D. M. Spratley (she/her) is a mixed-race, Black, queer, Southern poet. Her poems have appeared in POETRY, 32 Poems, Shenandoah, Drunken Boat, and the Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, among other journals. She has received awards from the North Carolina Arts Council and Princeton University, and her poem won the 2020 Sundress Publications Broadside Contest. She is currently at work on a full-length poetry manuscript and a fiction project. @dmsprat
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 D.M.—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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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!
When will I receive my first Literistic?
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.
How do I change my subscriber preferences?
We offer a no-questions-asked full refund within 14 days of purchase of our annual plan. We do not offer refunds on our monthly plan. However, you may cancel either plan at any time to avoid the next auto-renewal at end of term.
What's your cancellation policy?
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 editors (at) our domain name.
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Literistic delivers a timely, robust, and tailored list of writing opportunities—including magazines, presses, contests, grants and residencies—to your inbox and your calendar.