Calls For Submissions
ASHLAND CREEK PRESS (www.ashlandcreekpress.com) is accepting short story submissions for the second volume of Among Animals (http://ashlandcreekpress.com/books/amonganimals.html), a critically acclaimed book-length anthology of short fiction focused on human-animal relationships. Stories should be from 2,500 to 7,500 words in length. Previously published stories are fine, as long as you have retained the rights to reprint your story in an anthology. To submit, visit https://ashlandcreekpress.submittable.com/submit.
AT BETWEEN THE LINES, we hear you, and we know that your voice matters, too. We publish essays and non-fiction poetry on a wide range of social issues—from the politics of the refugee crisis in Europe to the Black Lives Matter movement; from wage inequality to the attack on women’s health; to name but a few topics that we would consider publishing.The submissions period is from Oct. 15, 2015, to Dec. 1, 2015
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/
BALLOONS LIT. JOURNAL (BLJ), an online literary magazine for young readers, is delighted to accept submissions of original poems, fiction, artwork, and any other innovative literary work that give readers a pleasant surprise. After the success of the first two issues, BLJ is now hungry again for new works from talented contributors all over the world. Check it out at www.balloons-lit-journal.com.
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.
BLUELINE: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Submissions encouraged as Word files, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please identify genre. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.
BODY PARTS MAGAZINE is seeking submissions for Issue #5 Grave Digging and Issue #6 Grave Robbing. We accept well-written, thoughtfully structured horror, erotica, speculative fiction, dark fantasy and all combinations of the above. Our boundaries are few and far between. We accept art, essays and interviews relevant to our themes. NEW Reading Series! Read/perform your works of horror at our San Diego-based spoken word variety show. Submission guidelines: http://www.bodypartsmagazine.com/submissions.html
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.
CECILE’S WRITERS’ MAGAZINE focuses on intercultural writers, such as those who write in English but it is not their mother tongue, or those who live in a non-English speaking country, or those who come from a mixed heritage and so on. We welcome both seasoned writers and first-timers. We take pride in working closely with our writers. We publish flash fiction, short stories, novelettes, novel excerpts, personal essays, and literary essays, see our guidelines http://www.cecileswriters.com
THE COSSACK REVIEW is accepting submissions of creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and translation for our upcoming print and web issues. We are looking for meaningful works of prose and poetry at most any length, whether formal or experimental. Send us writing that is nuanced and surprising. Further genre guidelines and content from our issues is available at www.thecossackreview.com
DOOR IS A JAR is looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and artwork for the second issue of its biannual publication (released April 2016). For more information on the submission guidelines, please visit www.doorisajarmagazine.com
DUENDE seeks your prose, poetry, hybrid work, translations, collaborations & visual art. More specifically, we are seeking authenticity & soulfulness, earthiness & expressiveness, a chill up the spine. Our mission is to publish work from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Read our Fall 2015 issue and full guidelines at duendeliterary.org.
THE EASTERN IOWA REVIEW needs your superb lyric essays and unique experimental essays! Payment and contributor's copy for accepted pieces. No reading fee. Open year around. Select pieces will also appear online. Send us: 1) strong lyricism, 2) smart writing, and 3) material suitable for a wide audience, i.e., family friendly. If we can't use your first submission, try again and again and again. One lyric and/or experimental essay will be chosen in May from the previous months' accepted selections for the Eastern Iowa Review Essay Prize: $150 each for the best essay or essays. Don't give up! https://easterniowareview.subm
EMRYS JOURNAL will accept submissions for the 33rd annual issue August 1 - November 1, 2015. Prizes of $250 will be awarded to one selection in each genre for outstanding poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. We accept up to three poems; stories and essays have a 5,000 word maximum. There is a $3 charge for all submissions. http://www.emrysjournal.org/.
FICTION INTERNATIONAL will accept submissions for an issue on Taboo from 10/1/15 to 2/15/16. Fiction, non-fiction, indeterminate prose texts up to 5,500 words as well as visuals addressing Taboo are welcome. Submit online through Submittable or by mail. We will consider narrative, anti-narrative and indeterminate texts reflecting theme. Please read sample texts from our catalog (http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/catalog) to become familiar with our thematic focus and global perspective. Submission guidelines: https://fictioninternational.submittable.com/submit
FIVE ON THE FIFTH is an emerging online literary magazine. Five on the Fifth publishes a single short story in each of five categories on the 5th of every month. Categories include horror, science fiction, fantasy, general fiction, and flash fiction. Please read our submission guidelines at www.fiveonthefifth.com. We do nominate for the Pushcart Prize, and are listed on New Pages and Duotrope.
FOLIO LITERARY JOURNAL seeks submissions for Volume 31 [reading period open through Jan. 4th, 2016]. Our theme is the Surreal and Fantastical. We accept well-crafted poetry, fiction, and non-fiction that is bold and memorable. We want art that challenges, all mediums welcome. Get surreal with us, and show us only your best. FOLIO’s 2016 Poetry Contest, of the same theme, will be judged by award-winning poet Jericho Brown. For full guidelines please visit: https://foliolitjournal.submittable.com/submit
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. Based in New York City, we welcome submissions from national and international writers. Submission period is October 15 through January 15. Learn more at http://greatweatherformedia.com
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.
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.
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.submittable.com/submit
PRIESTESS & HIEROPHANT PRESS is currently seeking fiction, non-fiction, novellas, novels, 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. Looking to fill 2016 and further out: 4-5 works per year. Length of manuscript remains open; neophytes and veterans alike sought. Visit www.priestessandhierophantpress.com for submission and pay specifics.
POLYCHROME INK is now open for submissions for Volume Three! We're interested in diverse poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We define diversity as anyone: who does not consider themselves to be White, Heterosexual, and/or Cisgender; who is Intersex; who is Neuroatypical; and/or who is physically disabled. We offer $15 for work that is under 1k words, $25 for poetry, and $40 for work that is 1k – 5k words. Visit http://zillion-press.com/submi
RALEIGH REVIEW is accepting submissions for its fifth year of NC Poetry on the Bus program, which places poems by North Carolina poets on the Raleigh R-Line buses during April for National Poetry Month. There are approximately 20,000 riders on the R-Line each month. This unusual context for
poetry deepens the readers’ experience by making literature part of the everyday world and fostering the opportunity for conversation among neighbors. Visit http://www.raleighreview.org/N
RAT’S ASS REVIEW, an online poetry journal, is currently soliciting submissions for its reading period ending December 1, 2015. Submission guidelines and our current issue are available at ratsassreview.net. We are looking for that poem that caught you be surprise. The one you didn’t know you had in you. The one you hope your grandmother doesn’t see. Send us that seething love poem, that ode to the outré, that snarky prayer.
RAZOR LITERARY MAGAZINE seeks submissions for its Spring 2016 issue! Razor is a new online multimedia literary magazine publishing literature and art, and exploring the creative process. We publish fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, slam poetry, comix, artwork, photography, you name it. And we also publish the backstory of the work’s creation in our Before the Razor series. Learn more at http://www.razorlitmag.com Submit at http://www.razorlitmag.com/submission-guidelines/------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 seeking works of short fiction, creative nonfiction and art. We believe words, raw and shuddering and unabashed. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. Most importantly we are looking for distinctive writing and unique voices. Writers whose prose rearranges the senses and gives us lines so lovely we find ourselves saying them aloud. Please visit our website for full submission guidelines and past issues. http://www.sonderreview.com/
STREETWRITE, a new online literary magazine, seeks original poetry, short- and flash-fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on street savvy. Looking for both edgy and mainstream, we’re based in the New York area and are especially interested in younger, local writers; but we’re open to anyone, anywhere, with heart and voice. See guidelines at www.streetwrite.com; submit via the website or by e-mail at streetwrite.submissions@gmail.
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/.
TINY TEXT (@Tiny_Text) wants your Twitter-length fiction and memoir! Follow us on Twitter and email your compelling concision to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send three stories or memoirs at a time and include your contact information (we don't publish titles). All submissions must be 140 characters or less (spaces count!) and will be read year-round. Please allow us 4 weeks to get back to you before sending more work or inquiring. We look forward to your work!
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.
UPPER HAND PRESS seeks submissions for GONERS, an anthology of writing by women who have traveled alone and encountered mishaps, misadventures, frights; who misjudged, lost nerve, or got lost along the way. Submit proposals to Ann Starr, email@example.com by January 31, 2016. Accepted work due November 30, 2016; publication in summer, 2017. Hoping for diversity of women in travel far away or down the block. Language is English. Upper Hand Press site: www.upperhandpress.com.
URBAN FARMHOUSE PRESS is currently looking for book length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, science fiction, and short fiction. UFP, publishers of the Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series and Crossroads Poetry Series ,is looking for new work to publish in 2016. Submit your best work to UFP via our online submissions system at urbanfarmpress.submittable.com
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