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.
THE CAPRA REVIEW is seeking submissions!
Our last three issues have included outstanding work from emerging and established writers, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist, Pushcart Prize nominees and a Whiting Writers' Award winner.
Visit our site, read our issues and send your best work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction: short stories and stand-alone novel excerpts.
Non-Fiction: memoirs, personal essays and narratives.
For complete guidelines, visit 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 Whether previously unpublished or veterans, we work closely withwriters.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/
CHERRY TREE is open for submissions from August 15-October 15. We are writers who value and publish well-crafted short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction essays that are not afraid to make us care. We encourage well-informed work where form understands its relationship with content. We want pieces that seem wise, that are unafraid to confront topics that matter, and that speak with urgency. We want to read vividly-drawn characters who challenge and enlarge our sympathy.
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.
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.
FOURTH GENRE: Explorations in Nonfiction is now accepting submissions for the open reading period. Go to fourthgenre.submittable.com between August 15 and November 30. Detailed submission guidelines available at fourthgenre.msu.edu.
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.
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. Visithttp://www.priestessandhierophant.com/ for submission and pay specifics.
Deadline October 15, 2016. RATHALLA REVIEW seeks submissions for our Fall 2016 issue. We are looking for well-crafted fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, or art from emerging or established authors or artists. For more information and to see our guidelines go to our Submittable page or website, RathallaReview.org.
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/
THE SONDER REVIEW is currently seeking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. We believe in prose that strikes and sparks. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language both spare and piercing, delicately and deliberately crafted. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. But above all, we want fresh and ringing voices. Words that must be heard. Please visit our website for our submissions guidelines and past issues. http://www.sonderreview.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