Calls For Submissions
8-WEST PRESS. We are an independent Poetry press seeking submissions of poetry and artwork for both our themed inaugural print issue (submissions close January 15), as well as general submissions of poems and art to be published on a daily/weekly basis online (open on a rolling basis). We accept poetry that employs any aesthetic or form. We aim to highlight the work of underrepresented groups, particularly people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, and women.
BLUE MARBLE REVIEW is an online literary journal published quarterly and showcasing the creative work of young writers ages 13-20. We are looking for poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, personal essays, as well as art and photography. The goal of our journal is to assemble in each issue, a broad range of voices, perspectives, and life experiences. Find us at: www.bluemarblereview.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.
BY&BY seeks poetry submissions for our sixth issue. Poets of all levels of experience are encouraged to submit—we publish big names alongside first-time publishers. We cultivate a clean, minimalist website that focuses entirely on poetry. No reading fees and quick response times. We would love to read your work. 1/1/2017 release date —byandbylit.org/submit/
CALLING the thought-provoking, the humorous, and the quirky—we want to read your writing! We ask for quality and intrigue in up to 3 poems of flash fictions, sequential art up to 10 pages, or prose up to 4,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Visit offbeat.msu.edu for details/to submit. PS—we’re not a good place for unnecessarily explicit content.
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 Whether previously unpublished or veterans, we work closely withwriters. We accept flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, novel excerpts, personal essays, plays and poetry. Please see our submissions page: http://www.cecileswriters.com/mag/submission-guidelines/
DRIFTWOOD PRESS: John Updike once said, "Creativity is a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it better." Driftwood Press accepts fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, and visual art. We're partial towards narrative poetry and stream of consciousness prose, but open to all literary styles. We offer premium one-week responses and guest editorships.http://www.driftwoodpress.net
EASTERN IOWA REVIEW - ISSUE 3 - We seek exceptional lyric essays but will also consider hybrid & experimental forms, 500-10,000 words, and ONE single best piece of literary fiction in many genres (literary in style). One longform essay may be selected for a $250 prize. ISSUE 4 - Our special TEN Debut Authors Only issue (2 or fewer publishing credits), fiction, cnf, poetry, $100 grand prize winner. No reading fees. Small honorarium or contributor copies. http://www.portyonderpress.com/eastern-iowa-review.html
ELLA@100 anthology seeks poems, stories, and essays inspired by the life and work of Ella Fitzgerald. Up to fifteen pages as PDF to: ella100projectATgmailDOTcom
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.
Call for Submissions: Fool
FICTION INTERNATIONAL will accept submissions in response to the theme of "Fool" from October 1, 2016 to February 15, 2017. Fiction, non-fiction, and indeterminate prose texts of up to 5,500 words as well as visuals addressing the theme of “Fool” are welcome.
Submit online through our website http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu or by mail before 2/15/2017. Please read sample texts from our catalog to become familiar with our thematic focus and global perspective.
FIRE IN MACHINES MAGAZINE. Hello all, we are a new literary magazine seeking submissions for our first issue! We are currently accepting short stories and poems. All genres are welcome, but the stranger the better. Though we are a Christian Publication, all writers are welcome to submit! Topics we're interested in include Christian, social, and personal issues, though they can be mentioned quite subtly. To submit, go to http://bit.ly/2deU7fB
FOLIO welcomes well-crafted poetry, fiction and non-fiction that is bold and memorable. We seek art that challenges and captivates audiences (all mediums welcome). This year, we’re hosting our first ever Editor’s Prize, so come on over and show us your best: our submission period is open until January 2, 2017. For full guidelines or to submit, please visit https://foliolitjournal.submit
FREDERICKSBURG LITERARY AND ART REVIEW, located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is now accepting submissions for its November 2017 edition. We are looking for fresh writing and art submissions from emerging and established writers and artists. We publish online twice a year in May and November with print-on-demand copies available, too. Enjoy the Spring 2016 edition free online. Click the cover photo for a submissions link. We look forward to reading and viewing your work. (75 words) www.fredericksburgwriters.com/submissions
FUNNYINFIVEHUNDRED.COM dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. We are seeking humorous monologues in under 500 words (like a stand-up routine), and funny stories in under 500 words (are you a closet Mark Twain?). Submissions are accepted year-round. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work.
GFT PRESS | GFT Presents: One in Four seeking poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, interviews, and visual art for print and online publication. NO SUBMISSION FEES. 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. http://www.gftpress.com/submissions
GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and the experimental. We welcome submissions from national and international writers. Deadline: January 15, 2017. Please visit greatweatherformedia.com/submissions/ for further information.
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 http://www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/submissions.html.
HOT DISH MAGAZINE, an online literary journal serving up delicious poetry and fiction by Midwestern teens (grades 9-12), is currently accepting submissions for our inaugural spring 2017 issue. $50 prizes awarded for poetry, fiction, and the Hot Dish Challenge (an abecedarius poem or story). Submitters will also be entered into a Fine Arts Scholarship competition at Buena Vista University. See our guidelines and submit for free at https://hotdishmagazine.submittable.com/submit. Deadline: January 5th, 2017.
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.
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
PRIESTESS & HIEROPHANT PRESS is currently seeking fiction, 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. I'm currently seeking manuscripts 20-60 pages in length, and works for an online/to-be-anthologized magazine. Visit http://www.priestessandhierophant.com/ for submission and pay specifics.
RAT’S ASS REVIEW is now in the last two months of submissions for its collection Love & Ensuing Madness. We are gathering a broad variety of poems for our readers’ enjoyment, discomfort, education, horror, titillation, disgust, stimulation, and, we hope, satisfaction. If you want to help us complete our smorgasbord of the good, the bad, and the ugly of sexuality, you will need to get your poems in by December 31, 2016. 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/
THE SIERRA NEVADA REVIEW is an annual literary magazine published in May featuring poetry, short fiction, and literary nonfiction. Editors read manuscripts from September until mid-February. Response time may vary between several weeks and several months.
We publish writing that leans toward the unconventional, surprising, and risky. We appreciate experiments in form and content, and prefer works whose meanings deepen on repeated readings.
Submit at https://sierranevadareview.submittable.com/submit
STORM CELLAR, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks new writing and art for an issue featuring authors who happen to be women or genderqueer (broadly construed). We prize inventive, surprising work; subject matter is open. Send us your eyewalls, escapades, cuttlefish, drone apps, and decoder rings: stormcellar.submittable.com, full guidelines at goo.gl/aH73Sq.
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 Open Submissions Call
Looking for fiction of all shapes, sizes and styles. Submit through Submittable at our website. www.thricefiction.com Please do read the guidelines, and our free issues online. No coming-of-age, JohnBoy Walton stuff. And, no, yours isn't good enough to make an exception.
TINY TEXT wants your compelling concision: fiction and memoir should be 140 characters or less (spaces count!)—each section of serials should be that length. Follow us on Twitter (@Tiny_Text) and DM us your writing or email it to email@example.com. Send up to three pieces (titles won't be published) and include your contact information. Submissions will be read year-round. Please allow 4 weeks before sending more work or inquiring. We look forward to your #LittleLit!
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.
In 2017, VINEYARDS PRESS will publish Heart of a Man, an anthology of men’s writings selected to show women who men are. Authors slated include John Updike, Philip Roth, Michael Chabon, Tim O'Brien, and John Crawford.
But we need a few more stories by men about male-unique experiences. The writer must be male, the story must have happened to him, and it must help women see who men are. Details at http://www.vineyardspress.com/Submissions
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.
WINDOW CAT PRESS: Winter 2016
Free to submit to and access, Window Cat Press offers a place for emerging artists to share quality work as diverse as our audience. We publish a variety of media: cross-genre, collaborations, slam, etc. in addition to more traditional and widely-accepted forms. Our tastes are omnivorous, so surprise us!
Read our guidelines and send a little something our way.
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.