Calls For Submissions
Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Our third volume was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection through the INDIEFAB Awards in 2015, and our fourth volume published this fall. The deadline to submit to Volume V is March 31. Guidelines:
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.
BISON PUBLISHING is currently accepting ALL submissions! We are seeking novels in the following genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Thrillers, Paranormal Romance, New Adult Romance. Romantic Suspense, Young Adult and Urban.
To Submit, visit: http://bisonpublishing.com/submissions/
BLUE MARBLE REVIEW is now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue forthcoming in March 2016. We are a new quarterly online literary magazine for young writers ages 13-20, seeking fiction, creative non-fiction as well as poetry and original art. We accept submissions year round and offer payment for online publication. Illuminate us with your best polished work! Questions: email@example.com.
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.
THE BROOKLYN REVIEW is seeking submissions for our 2016 relaunch on a rolling basis. We're looking for innovative new poetry, fiction, drama and cross-genre work. We accept: Fiction: up to 7,000 words. Poetry: 3-5 poems. Dramatic work: up to 5,000 words. Experimental work: up to 5,000 words. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format: GENRE, TITLE, FIRST AND LAST NAME and attach your submission in a word document or pdf.
THE CAPRA REVIEW is now accepting fiction, non-fiction and art for its Spring 2016 issue. We have published work from emerging and established writers, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist and Whiting Writers' Award winner.
Read our past issues and send your best work to: email@example.com
We accept simultaneous, one at a time, submissions. For complete guidelines, visit www.thecaprareview.com
Deadline: February 15th
CECILE’S WRITERS MAGAZINE is a digital publication focused on intercultural writers. Writers with a mixed heritage or who have lived abroad or write in English as a second language are all welcome. Whether previously unpublished or veterans, we work closely with writers. We accept flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, novel excerpts, personal essays, plays and, for a limited time, poetry. Please see our submissions page: http://www.cecileswriters.com/mag/submission-guidelines/
DRIFTWOOD PRESS: John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. http://www.driftwoodpress.net/
FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, & remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.
THE FORGE LITERARY MAGAZINE seeks previously unpublished fiction and nonfiction to be featured weekly. This new online literary magazine was founded by volunteers from the Fiction Forge, an international online writers’ collective, which counts amongst its members and alumni winners of numerous literary awards. Our taste is wide-ranging and eclectic, and we pay our contributors. Sub 3K words preferred. Submission is free. http://www.forgelitmag.com/
FREDERICKSBURG LITERARY AND ART REVIEW. Call for Writers and Artists: February 1 - March 18, 2016. Visit us at http://fredericksburgwriters.com/submissions/ for specific guidelines and submission categories. You may read the fall 2015 edition there as well. Our panels are standing by to read and view your work.
GFT seeks poetry, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for publication. Please submit your best work! Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it. Guidelines and submissions: http://www.gftpress.com/submissions
HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes exploring a sense of perseverance. Our issues include poetry, flash fiction, short stories, essays, personal narratives, art, and photography. Link for Main Submittable page: https://helenliterarymagazine.submittable.com/submit
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 undeDfined 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.
INTRINSICK has launched and we are featuring new stories starting November 1, 2015. Our goal is to publish one memorable story per week on our website. Our style is humorous, quirky, unusual, unbecoming, uncomfortable, or, best case scenario, a misguided hybrid of all these. Genre is not important, so long as the story is amusing and unforgettable. Fiction or creative nonfiction, 2000 words or less. Check www.intrinsick.com for guidelines and more info.
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
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
THE NORTON CENTER invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for EAT: A Literature and Photography Installation Event. Pieces can be about eating in all configurations: literal, figurative, experimental, dark, nostalgic, satirical, etc including products consumed for EATING, or that simply include memorable scenes connected to EATING. Norton Center will exhibit selected works in 2016 alongside a photographic interpretation of each piece by noted Kentucky photographer, Sarah Jane Sanders. More at http://www.nortoncenter.com/visual-art/eat/
POETRY AND CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAYS are being sought for a literary collection on the popularization of zombies, in general, and The Walking Dead, in particular. Your poems or essays should explore what this zombie phenomenon means in popular culture, in your family, in your romantic/personal/professional life, in our government, etc. While contemplating the undead, your zombie writing should say something about what it is to be a live human. We hope this collection will explore this trend as a compelling metaphor for our historical era or for various contemporary lifestyles. We are not looking for zombie fan fiction, dry academic treatises, or superficial movie reviews. We prefer reflective/personal narratives, lyrical, voice-driven, and image-centered pieces. Please submit your work with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st, 2016.
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.priestessandhierophantpress.com for submission and pay specifics.
RAT’S ASS REVIEW, an online poetry journal, is currently soliciting submissions for its reading period ending March 30, 2016. Send us that seething love poem, that ode to the outré, that snarky prayer.
We are also accepting poems all year for the collection Love & Ensuing Madness. We want to hear from you about the good, the bad, and the ugly of love and sex. Submission guidelines are available at: ratsassreview.net
REFERENTIAL MAGAZINE. Celebrating the interconnectedness of the written word, we seek writing with a balance of heart and intellect. We publish current and future luminaries. http://referentialmagazine.org/
RINKY DINK PRESS (RDP), a unique publisher of micropoetry, is now accepting submissions of 5-6 thematically related micropoems (i.e. poems consisting of between 20 & 35 words) for our spring 2016 microzine series, which will feature 10 to 15 single-author collections in 2.75 x 4.25 format. Please send your submission of 5-6 micropoems in a single word doc email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2016.
STORIES ABOUT SIBLINGS WANTED. In Fact Books is seeking unpublished narrative nonfiction submissions for a new anthology about the complexities and comforts of sibling relationships. Up to 4,500 words. Deadline: March 7, 2016. See complete guidelines at www.creativenonfiction.org/submit.
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/.
TIMBERLINE REVIEW. Submissions for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue open January 1st through April 15th. The Timberline Review welcomes new work from established and emerging writers. Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, poetry. We're looking for riveting voices, for stories that engage us immediately in dialogue about the human condition and the times we live in. “The Timberline Review is a remarkably moving new addition to literary journals in America.” – Robert Vivian, author. Full guidelines at timberlinereview.com/submissions.
UNDER THE SUN is reading for its forth online issue, beginning August 15 through January 2. Creative nonfiction and single submissions only. Inquire about reviews.
VETERANS: For the website and a possible anthology, MedicInTheGreenTime.com seeks your 1-3 page response to the phrase "Thank you for your service." What do you think and feel when you hear it? How do you reply? See Medic in the Gree Time Post War Five Simple Words. Send to email@example.com. Include contact info, branch of service, tour dates, job, service or current photo.
THE WAX PAPER, a beautiful literary and arts journal printed as newsprint broadsheet, is accepting submissions. All forms of writing will be considered. Please read our manifesto on the About page of our website, thewaxpaper.com and ensure a good fit with our aesthetic. Submit through the Submissions section of our website using Submittable.
WHITEFISH REVIEW is seeking fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and art on the theme of change. Issue #19 will be guest edited by author and scientist Cristina Eisenberg. In this issue we explore change and all it means today. We are especially looking for submissions about how people have responded to change, both personal and global, turned challenges into inspiration, found humor in even the most difficult times, and grown in the process. Submit online through March 15 at www.whitefishreview.org.
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.