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    Posted July 28, 2015

    Turn : Turn : Turn Seeking Flash Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    Turn : Turn : Turn : A Season of Short Short Stories is a quarterly journal of flash fiction, each issue containing 30 authors with 3 stories each for a total of 90 days of fiction or a season of flash. We're current seeking submissions of 7 stories (100% reprint with secured rights is OK) for our upcoming issues. A minimum of 3 stories per contributor, if accepted, will be chosen. Please limit length of stories to 750 words. Payment is one contributor's copy. www.eljpublications.com

    Posted July 28, 2015

    Animal Literary Magazine seeks fiction, essays, poetry, and art

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Literary Site

    Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, poems, and art that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Animal is a subject-specific litmag, however loosely we define “animal.” In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.” For more information, visit animalliterarymagazine.com/submission-guidelines/.

    Posted July 27, 2015

    Penny Fiction 2015: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Three

    • Subtitle Penny Fiction 2015
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Big Title Penny Fiction 2015: A Flash Fiction Writing Competition Round Three
    • Blurb

      Deadline: Closes upon receipt of 200 submissions.
      Haunted Waters Press editor, Penny Dreadful, seeks exceptionally small works of fiction to be showcased in Penny Fiction, a regular feature of the literary journal, From the Depths. Stories will also appear in the Penny Fiction Poster Collection. In keeping with the 2015 journal theme featuring works depicting a slice of life in rural America, tell us a story in exactly 21 words—no more, no less. One Submittable entry per author, per round. Multiple stories per entry encouraged. Open now! Full submission details here: hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit/36149.

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    Posted July 27, 2015

    Submit Your Work to Empty Sink Publishing

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Magazine

    Empty Sink Publishing, an online magazine, is calling for quality prose, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual media submissions that stretch the mind, defy convention, and offer a new perspective on life. We are currently a non-paying publication, but hope to change that soon. We have an open submissions policy and publish a new issue every two months. Our fourteenth issue will be available the first week in August. Please read past issues prior to submitting in order to make sure your work fits with our general themes. To submit: Read our full submission guidelines here: emptysinkpublishing.com/submissions/.

    Posted July 27, 2015

    4ink7 Coming Soon

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    4ink7 seeks very well-crafted and imaginative literary works. There is no genre that is out of bounds as long as it is excellent writing. All submissions are received through our online submissions portal. For each submission, there is a $3 reading fee. This helps to cover our costs of advertising and production. Your submissions are valuable to us, and we respect your time and effort by reading, pondering, and responding within 30 days. Many thanks!

    Posted July 27, 2015

    Mothers Always Write seeks essay and poetry submissions about motherhood.

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

    Mothers Always Write is an online literary magazine for mothers by mother writers. Please submit up to 3 poems (<25 lines) or a creative essay (<2,000 words) about parenting. We also seek micro-nonfiction (<300 words) and posts for our parenting blog. Writers guidelines are available on our website www.mothersalwayswrite.com. Please submit through Submittable.

  • Posted July 27, 2015

    Referential Magazine Wants You to Get Connected

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Referential Magazine (ReferentialMagazine.org) is an online magazine of literary connectedness. We are a community where writers give a nod of acknowledgement to other writers by referring to pieces on our site. We are a home for literary luminaries and future luminaries alike, and we look forward to reading your writing. We are now open for submissions of poems, stories, and creative nonfiction.

  • Posted July 24, 2015

    Philip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award-Genre Unlimited

    • Subtitle Philip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 10/15/15
    • Big Title Philip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award-Genre Unlimited
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2015
      Attention Authors, Agents, Publishers . . . The Arkansas Writer's MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce the Philip H. McMath Post-Publication Book Award. Genre: Unlimited. $500 and Travel Expenses as Featured Author at the Arkatext Literary Festival, Spring 2016. The mission of this award is to honor the contributions of Philip H. McMath to the Arkansas literary community, and to promote stellar books by emerging writers. This award is open for nominations between June 15 and October 15 (postmark deadline). For complete submission guidelines, please visit our website: arkansaswriters.wordpress.com/philip-k-mcmath-post-publication-book-award-genre-unlimited/.

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    Posted July 24, 2015

    Arcadia Nonfiction Contest

    • Subtitle Nonfiction Contest
    • Genres Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/15/15
    • Big Title Arcadia Nonfiction Contest
    • Blurb

      $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Arcadia is given annually for a work of nonfiction. Submit a work of less than 8,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between May 15 and August 15. We're looking for the best in literary nonfiction, which we believe takes diverse forms: essays, memoir, lists, letters, as well as forms we haven’t thought of yet. We are simply looking for precise writing that tells something true. All entries will be considered for publication. Finalists will receive a copy of the issue. The winner will be announced in September. For more details: www.arcadiamagazine.org.

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    Posted July 23, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction for the Fall 2015 issue (Vol. 10, No. 2). All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and several pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, and storySouth Million Writers Award. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online: www.applevalleyreview.com.

    Posted July 23, 2015

    Urban Farmhouse Press seeks Essays on Writing Craft for Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Anthology

    Urban Farmhouse Press is seeking essays on the craft of writing for their upcoming Ford City Writer’s Craft Anthology. Specific focus on fiction, poetry, and science fiction wanted. Essays should be a minimum 2000 words and maximum 9500 words, adhere to MLA formatting, and being single or co-authored. The authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium as well as two contributors copies of the anthology. Contributors paid on publication of anthology in early 2016. Submit electronically at urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com.

    Posted July 23, 2015

    2015 In Cahoots Contest - $50 Prize

    • Subtitle 2015 In Cahoots Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 10/1/15
    • Big Title 2015 In Cahoots Contest - $50 Prize
    • Blurb

      cahoodaloodaling's 2015 In Cahoots Contest is now open for submissions of collaborative work. All styles, themes, publishable mediums are welcome, but each piece must include a literary element. $50 first place cash prize, no entrance fee, submissions due by 10/1/15. Guest judges Ruth Foley and Patrick Shawn Bagley. More details: cahoodaloodaling.com/in-cahoots-contest/.

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    Posted July 22, 2015

    Women & non-binary artists, Loud Zoo is looking for you!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    We are exclusively accepting submissions from women and non-binary people. Sorry dudes, we need balance around here – we'll consider your work again this fall. Loud Zoo is a digital multi-media magazine interested in transcending the typical and challenging societal norms published tri-annually by Bedlam Publishing. Submissions are open July 15th - August 15. Short fiction, nonfiction and poetry are always welcome, but we’re craving visual art and multimedia! Please visit www.bedlampublishing.com/submissions.html for full details.

    Posted July 22, 2015

    Short fiction and poetry with East African focus

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    The editors welcome submissions of short fiction (short stories or novel excerpts) and poetry in English and Swahili for our second issue. Please send no more than two stories of up to 4,000 words each or as many as four poems. Though Kikwetu focuses on publishing work by East African writers, we welcome and even encourage submissions by writers from all over Africa, the planet, the universe... We do not have a predetermined theme so just send us your best work! Submissions will close on September 1, 2015. www.kikwetujournal.com

    Posted July 21, 2015

    Ricochet Review Seeks Poets & Translators for 2016 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 18, 2015
    • Genre Poetry, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Ricochet Review is now accepting submissions for its 4th issue. The theme for the 2016 issue is the Grotesque & Macabre. We are looking for any type of poetry and translation directly or indirectly inspired by the macabre and/or grotesque. Ricochet Review is an annual poetry magazine that strives to publish both established and emerging writers who work in poetry and/or poetry translations from various languages and various forms of art. Send us up to five poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted. See our full submission guidelines at ricochetreviewpoetryjournal.submittable.com/submit. Deadline: December 18, 2015.

    Posted July 21, 2015

    Body Verses Seeks Submissions in All Genres

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Literary Site

    Body Verses, an online journal devoted to narratives of the body and illness, is seeking contributions in all mediums and genres. We are especially drawn to pieces that consider the way we emotionally and conceptually navigate illness, the way we make sense of our medical records in the context of our lives, and the way we cope with pain and aging. For complete submission guidelines, please see our current issue at www.bodyverses.com.

    Posted July 20, 2015

    The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

    • Subtitle Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 12/1/15
    • Big Title The 2015 Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: December 1, 2015
      Entries for the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize should be approximately 1500 words or less. Submissions should be unpublished and in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf format. Simultaneous submissions ARE welcome. Entry fee is $10. All entries will be considered for publication in Fiction Southeast. Winner receives $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast; Runners-up receive publication in Fiction Southeast.

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    Posted July 20, 2015

    Qu: a literary magazine Now Accepting Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Screenplay
    • Type Magazine

    Payment upon publication: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem. Qu is produced by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte (www.qulitmag.com) and publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts of outstanding quality. We will be accepting submissions through August 31st.

    Posted July 20, 2015

    Call for Submissions - Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2015
    • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
    • Type Magazine

    Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature, a journal of experimental performance texts and texts about performance, is preparing a supplemental digital issue that will pay tribute to Yoko Ono, with guest editors Joel Allegretti and Jay Besemer. The editors are seeking performance texts that interpret and respond to Ono’s Fluxus art, instruction pieces, and ideas. Submit a maximum of 10 pages as an attachment (Doc or PDF) to . The deadline is October 31, 2015. Visit www.pyriformpress.com/nervelantern/ for information about Nerve Lantern.

    Posted July 20, 2015

    Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Literary Site

    Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people aged from before preschool all the way to age 18. Photography, writing, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome. Check it out here to see how you could become published: www.poetryspace.co.uk/young-writers-space/. In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young people.

    Posted July 20, 2015

    damselfly press seeks submissions by women writers

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. If you’d like to submit, please first visit our guidelines section before emailing your submission. damselflypress.net/submissions/

    Posted July 17, 2015

    Gulf Coast Prize in Translation

    • Subtitle Prize in Translation
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Translations
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 8/31/15
    • Big Title Gulf Coast Prize in Translation
    • Blurb

      Deadline: August 31, 2015
      Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation. In 2015, the contest is open to prose (fiction and nonfiction) in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. The $17 entry fee also includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, beginning with the issue in which the corresponding prize winners are published. This year’s contest will be judged by the poet, novelist, translator, critic, and scholar, Ammiel Alcalay. gulfcoastmag.org/contests/prize-in-translation/

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    Posted July 16, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Collection of Poetry on Motherhood

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 1 - September 30, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood is seeking poems by mothers, poems about mothers, and poems from a range of styles and voices about what it means to be mother: witching-hour poems of sleeplessness, first smiles, miscarriage. The poems of broken windows and broken hearts, of first school and college days. The poems of lament and poems of fulfillment. We hope to serve as a forum for all voices, for we all have a mother. To submit, visit the website: www.allwecanhold.com.

    Posted July 16, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Witches

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 9, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Cicada YA lit/comics mag is looking for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, satire, comics on witches. We're on the lookout for folk and fairy tale retellings, investigations of the witch in history (Salem, Europe, Joan of Arc), works on the everyday spellcraft of fashion, beauty, makeup, and the domestic (the hearth, the cauldron, the kitchen) as well as the spell cast by the arts. Also of interest: the witch in nature: the garden, the dark wood, the night. Feminist, and above all intersectionally feminist, works especially welcome! Visit www.cicadamag.com/submitwork for details.

    Posted July 15, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Really System Issue Eight

    • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Really System, the journal of poetry and extensible poetics, will publish its eighth issue in Fall 2015. We are looking for vibrant poems inflected by our shared technocultural moment and the ways it envelops us, fascinates us, dances with us, ignores us, and fails us. Submissions are open until August 15, 2015. More information: reallysystem.org. Submission Guidelines: reallysystem.org/submit.php.

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