Calls For Submissions
"A MAN IS ... " Men and women are invited to complete this phrase in one sentence. Entries will be considered for paid publication in Passions of a Man, a 2016 Vineyards Press anthology of men's writings that will show women who men are. Guidelines for submitting your sentence are at www.vineyardspress.com/Quotes Quotes to date can be see at www.vineyardspress.com/Submitted_Quotes.html
AARDVARK ON A NEW ADVENTURE! You will dig Prolific Press Publishing House! If you don’t know our name by now, you probably recognize our journals (Poetry Quarterly, Three Line Poetry, Dual Coast Magazine, Jitter, Inwood Indiana, Haiku Journal, 50 haikus, and Tanka Journal). All our journals are now open for submissions. Submissions are free, and publication comes with a token payment. We also accept full-length manuscripts for full publishing. Stop by ProlificPress.com and submit today.
AZTAR PRESS. Calling for poetry reviewers for "a stranger in a strange land" by South African poet Judy Croome. Speaking of loneliness, longing and love; of broken dreams, deep faith and family ties, Croome’s poetry — stark and complex, profound and brutal — deals with challenging themes, but also contains an acceptance of life’s ups-and-downs as well as the promise of a soul-restoring peace. See www.aztarpress.com for more details. Contactaztarpress@gmail.com for your magazine's review copy.
BACKBONE PRESS is now accepting chapbook manuscript submissions. We are a venue focused on publishing poets of color, other ethnic backgrounds, and cultural writing. We publish emerging and established writers. Our open reading period is February 1st through April 30th. Please see our website for complete guidelines: http://backbonepress.org/submissions/
BELLE LUTTE PRESS currently welcomes unsolicited fiction manuscripts. While today’s media maximizes profits by force-feeding the populace cheap and unoriginal thought, Belle Lutte Press is fighting the Good Fight—hell-bent on publishing original, high-quality fiction novels. We are prepared and excited to provide our authors an abundance of support, ensuring the production of important, beautiful, and successful works of art. To submit, please visit BelleLutte.com/submit
BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Submissions encouraged as Word files, to email@example.com. Please identify genre. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.
BODY PARTS MAGAZINE is seeking submissions for Issue #5 Grave Digging and Issue #6 Grave Robbing. We accept well-written, thoughtfully structured horror, erotica, speculative fiction, dark fantasy and all combinations of the above. Our boundaries are few and far between. We accept art, essays and interviews relevant to our themes. NEW Reading Series! Read/perform your works of horror at our San Diego-based spoken word variety show. Submission guidelines: http://www.bodypartsmagazine.c
BRAIN MILL PRESS invites submissions to the Hellum & Neal Series in LGBTQ+ fiction; and the Mineral Point Poetry Chapbook Series (opens June 1). We publish genre and literary fiction, as well as poetry. Send us your work addressing human experiences with love, broadly defined. https://brainmillpress.submittable.com/submit.
EMRYS JOURNAL will accept submissions for the 33rd annual issue August 1 - November 1, 2015. Prizes of $250 will be awarded to one selection in each genre for outstanding poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. We accept up to three poems; stories and essays have a 5,000 word maximum. There is a $3 charge for all submissions. http://www.emrysjournal.org/.
HERMENEUTIC CHAOS is currently seeking submissions of poetry, prose, and hybrid narrative for its March issue. We particularly encourage work that defies the normative notions of a genre and explores the undefined and vivid spaces between the interstices of words and meanings. We look forward to writing that is raw, authentic, and vulnerable, and uses unique imagery to weave its contours. In order to submit, please visit www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/submit.html.
THE HIV HERE & NOW PROJECT seeks poems with a contemporary take on HIV. The project encompasses both a print anthology slated for publication in spring 2016 and a website with a poem-a-day countdown to 35 years of AIDS on June 5, 2016 (hivhereandnow.com). Poems can of course be by poets of any HIV status, or unknown HIV status. They can be in any style. They don’t even have to mention HIV. They just have to work. They can be unpublished or previously published. We want to avoid too much work that is relentlessly mired in the 1980s and 90s. We'd like to focus on the landscape of HIV since the introduction of new treatments in the mid 90s. But this is poetry; it’s all on a case-by-base basis. Guidelines: https://indolentbooks.submitta
JAB is open to poetry, visual art, and staff applications for our inaugural Spring issue. We want work that jabs. We want work without moral boundaries. Work that makes us feel something. We’ll take a look at anything, but boring work will probably not find a home here. Send us your best. Try something new. We might love it. Deadline for Spring issue submissions: March 15th. Visit us: jabmag.wordpress.com/submissions
MINERVA RISING CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Body Image Theme. We are now accepting submissions for our ninth issue, "Body Image." As women, this concept manifests itself in limitless ways throughout our lives, and can often influence our creativity. Send us your essays, poems, short stories, commentaries, graphic art and photographs that examine the complex relationship we all have with our bodies. See our website for details. http://minervarising.com/submi
MOTHER’S ALWAYS WRITE is a new online literary magazine, offering essays and poetry that are intended to honor parenting as life’s greatest calling. We are seeking essays about the parenting experience (Dad writers are welcome too). We love deep, emotional writing that offers new insight. Please see our writers’ guidelines for specific requirements at www.mothersalwayswrite.com (coming soon) and http://mothersalwayswrite.submittable.com/submit
MOUNT ISLAND MAGAZINE seeks folklore-themed fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art for its 3rd issue. All submissions must be inspired by the folk traditions of fairy tales, fables, legends, tall tales and so on—we hope for submissions that represent a wide array of cultures. Urban legends, feminist fairy tales, incantations, poison vials, changelings, shape shifters, hungry ghosts, murder ballads—pack up them and any other strangelings you conjure, and get thee to Mount Island. http://www.mountisland.com/
PENTIMENTO, a literary magazine for the disability community, is seeking submissions for our Winter 2015-2016 issue. We publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art and photography. This year is the 40th anniversary of Public Law 94-142, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, and the theme of the issue is “education.” We're especially seeking submissions regarding education and disability prior to the enactment of P.L. 94-142 and the transition to the new requirements. Please visit www.pentimentomag.org for more information and to request a free issue.
PRETTY OWL POETRY is seeking art, flash fiction, and poetry for our upcoming fall and winter issues. We’re interested in experimental and traditional forms all with a lyrical quality. Visit prettyowlpoetry.com to read our call for submissions, browse our archives, and get a feel for the art, flash fiction, and poetry we love to publish.
PRIESTESS & HIEROPHANT PRESS is currently seeking fiction, non-fiction, novellas, novels, poetry (chapbook and full manuscripts), artwork, and mixed works (strange and wonderful combinations of the formats previously listed). Genres: speculative (including magic realism), esoteric and occult, fine artwork, and cross genre. The strange and illuminating, the dark and macabre, the wicked and the spectacular all belong here. Looking to fill 2016 and further out: 4-5 works per year. Length of manuscript remains open; neophytes and veterans alike sought. Visit www.
ROAR MAGAZINE is now accepting submissions for our 2015 Fall Issue. ROAR Magazine is a print literary journal dedicated to providing a space to showcase women’s fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. We accept work that represents a wide spectrum of form, language and meaning. In other words, don’t worry if your work isn’t specific to feminist issues. If you’re a gal, we just want your point of view. Please visit our website at www.roarmagazine.org for guidelines and to submit via Submittable.
SIREN MAGAZINE. The idea behind Siren Magazine is to establish a creative community for the feminine voice, publishing writing by and about women. At Siren, we celebrate femininity through word and story. Submissions of short fiction, flash fiction, and essays, written with equal parts heartache and joy, will find their homes here. (http://sirenlitmag.com)
THE SONDER REVIEW is a publication of art, short fiction, and creative nonfiction that strives to question, redefine, and challenge conventional viewpoints. We believe in prose that strikes and sparks. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language that drips thick and pierces deeply. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. We want distinctive writing and unique voices. Astonish us. Provoke us. We are waiting on your words. http://www.sonderreview.com/.
SPEED is an online literary magazine designed for and by the impatient, or those who like to live at a little bit quicker pace. We read all work that comes in during a given week, Sunday through Saturday (Pacific Standard Time), and decide on selections every seven days.* We're seeking fresh, sharp prose (under 4,000 words) and visual work. http://speedlit.com
SPIRIT WIND POETRY GALLERY, http://spiritwindpoetrygallery
THE STONECOAST REVIEW is a new journal from the students at the Stonecoast MFA. SCR seeks essays, poetry, fiction, so-called genre fiction, and artwork for our 4th issue; no form, genre, or proclivity will be turned away by virtue of its being what it is. What matters is talent and sureness of purpose. We confess a soft spot for the genuinely new and get a kick out of not being bored. For guidelines: stonecoastreview.com
TELL US A STORY publishes stories that are true and happened to the author. We post one new story every Wednesday, occasionally with original art. All submissions must be less than 2000 words. We are also interested in very short stories (flash [non]fiction), experimental stories, poems, or plays as long as they are true. Please send submissions as an editable attachment (no PDFs please!!!), along with images, and a 100 word (or less) biographical statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “TUAS Submission” in the subject line. Please submit only one submission at a time (unless you are sending poetry). Submit here: http://truestorystories.wordpress.com/submit/.
THRICE FICTION. The submissions period for Thrice Fiction Magazine begins today and runs to August 31, 2015. Submissions can be made through Submittable at http://www.thricefiction.com/. Thrice will consider everything from the traditional to the yet unnamed. First-time writers manage to appear regularly. Every issue of the magazine is available free online. No excuse for you if you don't know what we like. So brush off your short fiction, flash, or micro and send it!
THE TIMBERLINE REVIEW. Submissions are open for the Winter/Spring 2016 issue, now through October 15, 2015. The Timberline Review welcomes new work from established and emerging writers. Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry — tell us about life! Tell us a story! Each submitted piece has to stand on its own, which means we’re not likely to publish your novel excerpt.Please see our Submissions page (timberlinereview.com/submissions/) for details on how to submit your work.
URBAN FARMHOUSE PRESS is seeking essays on the craft of writing for their upcoming Ford City Writer’s Craft Anthology. Specific focus on fiction, poetry, and science fiction wanted. Essays should be a minimum 2000 words and maximum 9500 words, adhere to MLA formatting, and being single or co-authored. Contributors paid on publication of anthology in early 2016. Submit electronically at urbanfarmpress.submittable.com
WRITINGCAREER.COM. Find paying markets for your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction at WritingCareer.com. Updated daily, we report on editors, authors, and publishers who are actively seeking submissions and pay standard or competitive rates for your writing. WritingCareer.com is managed by the staff of FreelanceWriting.com and is edited by freelance writer Brian Scott. Visit us online at http://writingcareer.com.