The Chaos is seeking narrative personal essays about “Work”for the fall issue. Submit writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics and competition at work. Entries may be up to 1,500-7,500 words. Deadline: 10 October.

Crux Magazine is a biannual nonprofit magazine that shares people's stories and provides a space for underrepresented and diverse voices. Crux are looking for creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for the Spring 2018 issue. The issue's theme is livelihood. Deadline: 15 October.

The Bath Flash Fiction Award is now open. You may submit up to 500 words for a £1000 prize. 50 longlisted entrants will be offered publication in the anthology. Deadline: 31 October.

The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.  It is unique for rewarding writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past. The Prize was founded in 2010, and is awarded at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland, in June every year. The winner receives £25,000 and shortlisted authors each receive £1000. Deadline: 31 October.

The Talking Writing Prize is an annual contest that celebrates the diversity online of original, personally driven writing. Submit up to 2000 words on some of life's big questions - mortality, belief, culture, origin and atheism. The winner will receive USD$500 and publication in Talking Writing. Deadline: 16 October.

Subprimal Poetry Art seeks poetry, flash fiction, essays, and artwork for our upcoming issue. They like pieces that use language in new ways; we have a special fondness for prose poems; voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night. Deadline: 16 October.

Call for Papers for Ether and Earth: A Compilation of Recent Articles on Indian Poetry in English. Poetry is at once ethereal and earthly. Extravaganza of imagination and concern with worldliness. The earthly (social, political, historical) issues sometimes take ingenious form moulded by the faculty of imagination. Indian poetry since the Independence has witnessed a profligate but incisive output. The book aims to assess the canon of Indian poetry in English during the past 50 years (1965-2015). Deadline: 30 October.

Lunch Ticket is accepting Literary Translation submissions for Issue 12: Winter/Spring 2018. The journal of the Antioch University MFA program, Lunch Ticket balances literary and visual art with conversations about social justice and community activism. We publish work by new, emerging, and established writers and artists, including those who have been underrepresented, or historically misrepresented. Deadline: October 31.

The Evansville Review seeks submissions in fiction, nonfiction, flash, drama, poetry, and cover art for its 2018 issue. We’re open to traditional as well as experimental forms, and we delight in publishing new voices alongside of established writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Tarfia Faizullah, and Shirley Ann Grau. Deadline: 31 October.

Let Us Gather: Diversity and the Arts, Nimrod International Journal is seeking poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that explore or demonstrate the idea of the arts as a gathering place for diverse and unique perspectives. They also invite writing that addresses and confronts the times when the arts have not been as diverse as they could be—including the present. Poetry may be up to 8 pages; fiction/creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words. Deadline: 5 November.

Making peace after dispute seems the hardest thing to do. This continent’s last two hundred and thirty years reveal the ravages of unresolved disputes between peoples. Are we ready to see those ravages and settle the disputes? Are we ready to make peace and firmer ground for laws, policies, and outcomes that improve Indigenous and non-Indigenous life in Australia? The Griffith Review seeks submissions for its special issue Renewed Promise. Deadline: 12 November.

The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (i.e. writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). The major prize is AUD$6000, with a second prize of AUD$2000 and a third prize of AUD$1000. All three winners will be published in the first issue of Overland’s print magazine of 2018. Deadline: 19 November.

The Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career. The winning story will receive a AUD$4000 first prize and be published in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Deadline: 19 November.

The 5th Edition of the International Prize for Micro-Stories is organized by the César Egido Serrano Foundation. Writers from all over the world may participate. An overall prize of USD$20,000 will be awarded for the best story. Deadline: 23 November.

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition is open to anyone. The competition is open to original, unpublished poems in the English language of 40 lines or less. The poem can be on any subject, in any style. First prize is €1000 and residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, publication in Southword and a trip to Cork International Poetry Festival. Entry fee is €5 per poem. Deadline: 30 November.

The Cha International Poetry Prize is open to all poets. Each poem must be a translation (loosely defined) of a text (loosely defined) from/about Hong Kong or China, written originally in English or Chinese, into a poem that is about contemporary Hong Kong. You may submit up to two poems. First Prize US$1501; Second Prize US$800; Third Prize US$400. All winning poems will be published in the tenth anniversary issue of Cha, due out in late December 2017. As ever with Cha contests, there is no entry fee. Deadline: 30 November.

The Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition is now open. The winner will receive £1000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. This year the competition will be judged by esteemed novelist Margaret Drabble who will present the award at the winner’s ceremony in 2018. Deadline: 22 December.

The Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is now open for entries from poets all over the world. You may submit one original humor poem in English. Poems can be up to 250 lines. First prize is USD$1,000. Entry is free. Deadline: 1 April.