Please see open categories for details on submission.


Gateway Literary Press accepts manuscript proposals for full-length short story collections during the month of November each year.  Typical response to samples is in January, with decisions on full manuscripts in March or April.


The Gateway Review accepts single poem, essay, and short story submissions from July to September each year, with publication in late October/early November.


Please see specific categories for guidelines.  During a specific period, please only submit in a single category.  Exception is made for our flash fiction contest; writers may submit to another category as well as the contest.

Ends on This opportunity will close after 100 submissions have been received.$5.00
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Gateway Literary Press & The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism are proud to co-sponsor our first fabulist/surrealist novella contest!

Writers of any demographic or experience are invited to submit a novella of between 40-80 pages (approximately 10,000-20,000 words, though there's certainly wiggle room there).  We will only consider work that falls within the surrealist/fabulist/magic realist tradition.  Please be aware we are not interested in high fantasy or science fiction.

Up to 100 submissions will be considered for this contest, starting on May 1 and concluding on June 30.  After that date, or after 100 entries have been received, submissions will close.  We hope to announce finalists by the end of July and the winner by mid-August.  Editor-in-chief and president of press operations Joe Baumann will select the winner.

The winning novella will be published in mid-2023.  The writer will receive a $200 prize and twenty copies of their novella, plus a standard contract for royalties.  Up to four other finalists may be selected for publication.  An excerpt from the winning novella will be published in the 2023 edition of The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism.

We have no formatting preferences for manuscripts, though projects with significantly unusual formatting may prove challenging for publication.  All we ask is that entries be double-spaced.  If the novella utilizes chapters, please start each chapter on a fresh page.  Please number all pages.

We look forward to reading your work!

For $30, you will receive our annual literary journal for two years, plus one book published each year.  This subscription is good for two full years.


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We accept and print single full-page, black and white advertisements for literary journals and presses, and we accept them year-round.  Submit here if you would like to run an advertisement in a single issue.  Please submit either a Word Document (.doc) or JPG.
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