Calls For 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.
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.
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 Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit.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.
FIVE ON THE FIFTH seeks short fiction (1000 - 4000 words) for its annual contest. Deadline is 08/31/2016. There will be five winners who will receive cash prizes and publication in the November issue. Entry fee is only $6.50. We are also seeking general submissions for our 11th issue. Go to www.fiveonthefifth.com to 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/
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
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.
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.
Call for Submissions
Working Title: JANELAND: Women Write More about Leaving Men for Women
(Cleis Press, 2017)
Editors: Candace Walsh and Barbara Straus Lodge
Essay length: 2,000–4,000 words, Deadline: September 15, 2016
Six years have passed since the publication of Lambda Literary Award finalist Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, a groundbreaking exploration of sexual fluidity through intimate, firsthand stories. This anthology remains a crucial resource for women who find themselves deliciously (and distressingly) floundering in the knowledge that although they have always identified as straight, they are now madly in love with another woman.
MOM EGG REVIEW seeks poetry, fiction, and creative prose for our 15th annual print issue. We publish work by writers who are mothers or by others about motherhood. This is an unthemed issue.
The submissions period is May 15, 2016 to August 15, 2016. We will respond by January 1, 2017.
Please see full guidelines here:
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.
QU is a literary journal, published by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. We publish fiction, poetry, essays and script excerpts of outstanding quality. Payment upon publication is $100 per prose piece and $50 per poem. http://www.qulitmag.com/
RAT’S ASS REVIEW’s fall reading period ends October 31. Guidelines (and great poems) are available at ratsassreview.net. We are looking for that poem that came from nowhere; the one you didn’t know you had in you. Startle and charm us with lyric beauty and a fresh combination of fondness for and exasperation with the human condition. And, throughout 2016, our Love & Ensuing Madness collection wants your best poems about your worst (and best) relationships.
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/
STORM CELLAR seeks new, surprising writing and art: fiction, flash, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrids, images in any medium. This is a literary journal of safety and danger. We like inventive, risky, aesthetically ambitious work; we like what we’ve not seen. Especially listening for under-represented voices and authors connected to the Midwest. Send your volcanoes, mantises, codes, and spells. Visit stormcellarquarterly.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 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 MAGAZINE is making an open call for submissions - alternative and traditional fiction - for its December issue, from August 1 to August 31. All our back issues are available free on our website so you can see what we are about. Submit accordingly. Use the Submittable portal at http://www.thricefiction.com/
THE TIMBERLINE REVIEW, a new semi-annual literary journal published in the Pacific Northwest, seeks short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and essays for the Winter/Spring 2017 issue. We’re looking for writing that has the power to inspire a conversation with the times we live in. We welcome new work from established and emerging writers. Submission period is open July 1st through October 15th attimberlinereview.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.
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.
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.
WTAW PRESS, an independent publisher of exceptional literary books, seeks full-length books of prose for 2017 publication. Building on the tradition of our award-winning Bay Area reading series, Why There Are Words, we will publish voices that need to be heard, and welcome submissions from writers unpublished, extensively published, and in between. Deadline: Sept. 15, 2016. Guidelines on the website. http://www.wtawpress.org/submi