Calls For Submissions
ABSTRACTS ARE INVITED for a collection highlighting the failures of the university tenure procedure, a process now often used to get rid of faculty who challenge institutional incompetence. We are looking for essays about college teachers who were denied tenure when personal agenda overrode fair evaluation of teaching and professional accomplishments. Narratives should contextualize flawed tenure decisions within historic or cultural shifts. Submit a 500-word abstract and bio to tenureabuseanthologyATgmailDOT
ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR STILL TANGLED UP IN YOU, by non-heterosexual women and former women writing about their fathers. Send your funny, tragic, well-crafted, offbeat, sweet, sad, bone-deep honest stories and poems, because his role-model position is rich and fraught and unexplored, and because just maybe some dads will read and see what they mean to their little girls who might not quite fit the image of daddy's little princess. Send to: leahlaxATsbcglobalDOTnet. 3000 words max.
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/
BARTLEBY SNOPES is seeking flash fiction and short stories up to 3,000 words. We publish two stories online per month and release a print issue every 6 months. Our Story of the Month receives a cash prize of $25. Submit your best fiction here: http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/
BRAIN, CHILD is a multiple award-winning (Pushcart, Best American Essays) print and online literary magazine, our contributors have included Cheryl Strayed and Ann Hood. We are open to exceptional personal essays/blog posts between 700 - 4,000 words. We look for vivid scenes, and spot on dialogue. Please visit our submission guidelines for full details: http://www.brainchildmag.com/a
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: FICTION, NON-FICTION AND ART. The Capra Review’s inaugural issue includes outstanding work from emerging and established writers, such as Mark Mirsky, Erik Raschke, Paul H. Segar, and Josip Novakovich, a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist. We are now accepting work for our summer 2015 issue. Deadline, May 31st.Visit our site, read our first issue and send us your best! For complete submissions guidelines, see http://www.thecaprareview.com.
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 with writers closely and offer them a home on our platform. We accept flash fiction, short stories, novel excerpts, personal essays and literary essays. Please see our submissions page for more information: http://www.cecileswriters.com/mag/submission-guidelines/
THE COMMON's submission period is now OPEN until June 1! Send us your best place-based fiction, essays, and dispatches (short notes, news, and impressions from around the world). Print and digital subscribers may submit year round in any genre for FREE. To subscribe: thecommononline.
THE COSSACK REVIEW publishes writing that is persistent, observant, and thoughtful; we like work that’s careful, curious, and funny. This spring and summer, we’re looking for fiction, nonfiction, translation, and poetry submissions for Issue #5. Founded in 2012, we publish in print and online, with an emphasis on content that will last. We are an independent magazine. There is no submission fee, and we respond within 30 to 60 days. Learn more: www.thecossackreview.com.
DUKOOL, a bilingual arts & culture magazine for Bengali-Americans, is seeking submissions in all genres. Translated as “Two Shores,” Dukool is published monthly in both Bengali and English and features essays on culture, politics, film, and travel, as well as poetry, fiction, and interviews with artists. We actively showcase work from both emerging and established writers. See complete submission guidelines at our website: du-kool.com.
THE GREAT AMERICAN POETRY SHOW, www.tgaps.net, is open to unlimited submissions of poems by email either in the body of the email or in one attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poem are welcome.
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.
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.subm
RAGAZINE.CC, the online magazine of Arts, Information & Entertainment. Published 6x/year with more frequent updates. Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Erotica, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBT, Graphic/Illustrated, Historical, Humor, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Photography, Art, Music, Reviews, Politics, Cartoons/Comix, Music, Travel, Food. Eclectic content for a global audience. Emerging & Established. Not-for-profit 501c3 affiliate. Ragazine does not pay contributors, but we do offer a growing international audience who will appreciate what you do.
RAT’S ASS REVIEW is an online poetry journal whose editorial fancies are no more arbitrary than any other; they are simply more openly so. I publish what I like. The Rat’s Ass Review is looking for poems for its Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Submissions deadline is June 21. For details visit ratsassreview.net Send that seething love poem, that ode to the outré, that snarky prayer.
RED INDIAN ROAD WEST: NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY FROM CALIFORNIA. Deadline: June 1, 2015. Who should submit? Native American poets from California tribes as well as poets from tribes nationwide who were born or currently live in California. All poems should relate directly or indirectly to Native American experience in California. Send 3 to 5 poems, tribal affiliation, and short bio (150 words or less) to
<email@example.com>. Publisher: Scarlet Tanager Books,www.ScarletTanager.com. Payment is one copy.
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.
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 PUBLISHING, is accepting queries from May 1 through July 31 2015 for novella-length work (18,000 to 35,000 words) that we will publish as stand-alone titles
We want quirky, genre-bending, and stuff that grabs us right from the start. We aren't looking for Young Adult, Children’s Lit, Romance, or Memoir.
Thrice Publishing will offer a writer-centered payment process and rights conditions. These details will be discussed and explained on an acceptance offer for your work.
TWO MOM-LIT ANTHOLOGIES 1) My Mom Body: Reflections on Body Image and Motherhood, and 2) Reflections on Raising a Child With Special Needs. Essay/creative non fiction/flash memoir/poems/lists/stories of 700-2000 words. Mom/family themed (some swearing is acceptable) and can be humorous, serious, or sentimental. Previously published on a blog or periodical OK (we hold non-exclusive copyright). DEADLINE: June 1st. http://monkeystarpressbooks.co
UP THE STAIRCASE QUARTERLY, an online journal based in North Dakota, is seeking submissions of art, poetry, reviews, and interviews for Prairie Mountain, a summer regional issue. If you currently live in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho, you are eligible to submit. Deadline: July 1st, 2015. More information can be found here: http://www.upthestaircase.org/
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