Calls For Submissions
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.
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 Whether previously unpublished or veterans, we work closely with writers. 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/
CJ's Spring 2017 theme will be “The Family Strain.” “Strain” is one of our favorite words. It means to pull and push to the excess of strength, to overwhelm. A-course, the cowboy in us knows that strain may refer to the breed or stock or variety of animal or plant. Ain’t it the perfect word then to describe family: it’s our breed, our stock, our variety. At the same time, family has the power to push and pull and overwhelm. We invite rural and western stories that hit on this theme in some way. We dig short stories, creative non-fiction, flash fiction or vignettes, photography, and illustration. As always we like our stuff gritty and rough-edged in some way. See our website for submission guidelines and style preferences: www.cowboyjamboreemagazine.com Deadline: 3/15/2017
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
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.
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.
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.
INFLECTIONIST REVIEW publishes stark and distinctive contemporary poetry that fosters dialog between the reader and writer, between words and their meanings, between ambiguity and concept. Each issue gathers established and emerging voices toward the shared aim of unique expression that resonates beyond the page and speaks to the universality of human language and experience. All work from volumes 1-4 has been included in our first printed anthology; we plan to continue this tradition. Submissions: https://theinflectionistreview.submittable.com/submit.
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.
KICAM PROJECTS is accepting submissions for nonfiction books and memoirs that tell stories of survival and recovery to inspire and empower readers. In addition to traditional compensation, we offer authors the opportunity to designate a portion of their work’s proceeds to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Submissions should include a cover letter, synopsis, one-paragraph marketing summary, author biography, and table of contents. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: March 6, 2017.
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.
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/
SCIFAN MAGAZINE is accepting short story submissions between 2,500 and 10,000 words in the science fantasy genre. Visit our website at http://www.scifanmagazine.com for more information and to submit through our Submittable page.
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.
SPARTAN is a Seattle-based literary journal of minimalist prose. We are seeking individual works of fiction and linked micro fictions, 1500 words or less. We publish issues quarterly online and yearly in print. For more information, visit our website or find us on Twitter.
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 email@example.com. 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.
VIRGA MAGAZINE is now open for submissions! Virga is rain that takes some sky down with it. Virga is also a poetry journal. Here, we hope to publish work that takes some sky down to the page. We’re looking for poems in any length or form for our inaugural Spring issue! Find us at www.virgamagazine.com
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.