Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

For the past two years, Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided local writers with support through our workshops, writing exercises and writing marathons. We have pushed our members to write consistently, try new genres and set goals.

Now we are pushing again our writers with “Submit it or Quit it Fall 2013” challenge.

JCW is challenging active members to submit a short story, poem, personal essay, screenplay, etc. for local, national or website publication by September 28th.

We have vetted various outlets for submission guidelines and have compiled a list from which our writers to choose. To sweeten the deal, JCW has planned a Celebration Marathon on the “Submit it or Quit it” deadline for active members who have submitted their work.

The Celebration Marathon is September, 28, at Indiegrove.  So let’s get started:

Pick it!

Commit to it!

Submit it!


The following is the list of current opportunities:

Scripts/Short Film (One act plays) Deadline: November 1, 2013 Submissions accepted December 1, 2013 – March 14, 2013 Deadline: September 15, 2013


Magazines / Newspapers (Poetry / Short Fiction / Personal Essays) Deadline: ONGOING Deadline: ONGOING Deadline: ONGOING

Link to past “Lives” articles; email submissions for Lives to


Contests (Poetry / Short Fiction) Deadline: September 30, 2013 Deadline: September 15, 2013 Deadline: November 15, 2013 Deadline: October 15, 2013 Deadline: October 15, 2013 Deadline: October 1, 2013 Deadline: December 6, 2013


Non Fiction Deadline: ONGOING Deadline: November 1, 2013 Deadline: ONGOING  Deadline: ONGOING


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If you see another opportunity out there you feel should be added to this list, please email us the link so we can add it!

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