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    Posted August 31, 2016

    ink&coda: Call for Submission

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art
    • Type Magazine

    ink&coda, an online journal of prose and music, seeks fiction and nonfiction submissions for our upcoming issue. We enjoy pieces that surprise us, take interesting turns, and linger long after we’ve finished reading. Both emerging and established writers are welcome to submit. Additionally, we’re always on the lookout for art to be featured as our next cover image. Visit www.inkandcoda.com for more information.

    Posted August 31, 2016

    Perfume River Poetry Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 5

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2016
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Perfume River Poetry Review is accepting submissions for our fifth anniversary issue. For this issue, we are going back to the motherland, my homeland, Vietnam. We welcome poems that celebrate Vietnam, its culture and customs, and the people—my people, brave, generous, poetic. We welcome poems from Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese. For more information and details, please go to our website: touranepoetrypress.wordpress.com/call-for-submissions/.

  • Posted August 31, 2016

    $5,000 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize from the Missouri Review

    • Subtitle Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 10/1/16
    • Big Title $5,000 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize from the Missouri Review
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2016
      The Missouri Review's 2016 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize is now open for submissions. $5,000 and publication for the prize-winners in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Writers of the winning submissions will be invited to a reception in their honor. Learn more and enter here: www.missourireview.com/tmrsubmissions/editors-prize-contest/.

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    Posted August 31, 2016

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction

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

    FunnyInFiveHundred.com dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. No, we’re not interested in a bunch of one-liners. We’re searching for the closet Mark Twains and Douglas Adamses out there who sees funny plots all around them, and can create these worlds in 500 words or less. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work. Because literature is supposed to be fun, right?

  • Posted August 30, 2016

    Bring Your Writing to the World

    • Blurb

      Writing is the labor that nourishes you. Crafting sentences, shaping phrases, revising and refining language for your audience—these efforts keep you up at night, or wake you at dawn. At Lesley University, you’ll find a community where you’ll be mentored and challenged by teaching writers who share your passion for literary art. Located in literary Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Creative Writing program is ranked the #4 low-residency MFA program by Poets and Writers. Here, you’ll realize your aspirations in the company of committed authors who, like you, are deeply engaged in their craft and readying their work for publication. www.lesley.edu/mfa-creative-writing

  • Posted August 30, 2016

    First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest

    • Subtitle First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 10/15/16
    • Big Title First Edition Children's Book Writing Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2016
      Have you dreamed of having your children’s book published? The second annual First Edition Children’s Book Writing Contest is seeking manuscripts of 600 words or less for children birth to five years old. The winning author will have their manuscript edited, illustrated, printed, and promoted. The book will be sold online and in brick and mortar retail stores. The author will receive a $1,000 advance and 8% royalties. Submission fee of $50 which increases by $25 on August 31 and September 30. Manuscripts accepted beginning May 10, 2016. For more information and to submit your manuscript go to: www.firsteditionproject.com.

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    Posted August 29, 2016

    Chagrin River Review Seeks Poetry and Short Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Chagrin River Review, an online literary magazine, seeks original poetry and short or flash fiction for its 9th issue, due out late Fall 2016. Check out our website for archives of past issues. We accept electronic submissions only. For details: www.chagrinriverreview.com/submissions.html.

    Posted August 29, 2016

    The Sonder Review Now Seeking Submissions for Fall 2016 Issue

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

    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. Writing which shows us the bizarre and magical and profound; which shows us a self we have never seen and truth we have never known. 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. www.sonderreview.com

    Posted August 25, 2016

    Into The Void Magazine Issue Two

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 25, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Into The Void Magazine seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Issue Two. There is no theme. We want work that screams out from inside you and grabs hold of us. We want to hear what you have no choice but to tell. Unpublished and less established writers have as good a chance as any—it’s all about the writing. There is a €1.40 submission fee but if you buy Issue One in any format, it’s free to submit. Deadline September 25th. All details here: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted August 25, 2016

    LUMINA, Vol. XVI: Borders and Boundaries

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    We are looking for bold, beautiful, and new interpretations of all the ways we interface with borders and boundaries in our world: travel, immigration, maps, gender, sexuality, love, citizenship, race, the physical body, language, death, the interior vs. the exterior, atmospheric layers, psychological barriers, prisons, fences, rules and relationships, challenging the boundaries among genres, and anything else this theme conjures up. luminajournal.com

    Posted August 25, 2016

    Speak Your Stories/Poems

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Audio
    • Type Magazine

    The Flexible Persona, an international print and podcast literary magazine, is accepting submissions for our 2017 podcasts. You must submit your story for the podcast recorded in MP3 or WAV file through our submittable page for consideration. Simultaneous submissions accepted. theflexiblepersona.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted August 25, 2016

    TTG Produce My Screenplay Competition

    • Subtitle Produce My Screenplay Competition
    • Genres Screenplay
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 10/15/16 (early bird)
    • Big Title TTG Produce My Screenplay Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 15, 2016 (earlybird)
      Enter your short screenplay for a chance at winning the grand prize – an option agreement with Turning the Girl Productions for your screenplay to be produced into a short film! The grand prize winner will also receive $300. Screenplays must be between 5-15 pages. All topics and genres accepted. Read full guidelines and enter here: filmfreeway.com/festival/TTGProduceMyScreenplayCompetition.

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  • Posted August 24, 2016

    Diode Editions Full Length Book & Chapbook Contest: Poetry

    • Subtitle Full Length Book Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book, Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 10/1/16
    • Big Title Diode Editions Full Length Book & Chapbook Contest: Poetry
    • Blurb

      Deadline: October 1, 2016
      Entries will be accepted between June 10 and October 1st, 2016. A winner, will be announced by October 15, 2016 (We may publish more than one book and chapbook). The winning book(s) will be published by February 1st, and will be launched at the 2017 AWP Conference in Washington, DC (February 8-11). Open to all poets over the age of 18 who write in English. We will consider translations, and we welcome collaborations. For submission guidelines: www.diodeeditions.com.

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    Posted August 23, 2016

    Call for Submissions: The Deep

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 20, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    CICADA YA lit/comics magazine wants you to take us down to the darkest ocean trenches, the distant reaches of outer space, the strangest corners of the human psyche. Tell us a tale about someone who is in too deep, with no choice but to keep going deeper. Turn a light on and show us all the bizarre, monstrous things wriggling around in the dark. (Let’s be honest—this call is totally a desperate plea for stories about creepy evil deep-sea merpeople. And aliens. We could always use more aliens.) cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820

    Posted August 23, 2016

    Anthology Seeking Submissions: Janeland

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    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. It’s time to update, extend, broaden, and strengthen the conversation in the sequel. Tell us your story. For more information, to go cleispress.com/blog/call-for-submissions-janeland/

    Posted August 23, 2016

    Grist Journal Now Pays Contributors – Seeking Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Grist, the literary journal published by the University of Tennessee, seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and craft essays for its upcoming 10th anniversary issue. We want to see your best work, regardless of form, style, or subject matter. Submissions considered for publication in either the print issue or Grist Online; $4 fee waived for current and new subscribers. Payment is 1c/word for prose, $10/page for poetry. We take pride in publishing emerging writers, and this is shaping up to be a tremendous issue, full of compelling, diverse voices—consider submitting today! gristjournal.com/submissions/

    Posted August 23, 2016

    Gateway Review Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Fabulist & Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 11/15/16
    • Big Title Gateway Review Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 15, 2016
      The Gateway Review announces its first Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest. Send your weird, wild, uncanny, and surreal flash stories, where the magic and bizarre isn't so bizarre to those in the world of your work. Entry fee is $5 for two pieces of up to 1,000 words; multiple entries are allowed with multiple entry fees paid. First prize winner will receive 40% of fees collected, runner-up 20%. Additional finalists may be selected for publication by guest judge Kristen Figgins. We also open for regular submissions on September 15, 2016. See our website for more details: gatewayreview.wordpress.com/writing-competition/.

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  • Posted August 22, 2016

    Light Journal - Be Part of the Inaugural Issue!

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2016
    • Genre Poetry, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    Light will be a journey of emotion through photography and poetry. It will feature the work of established and emerging photographers and poets. The theme for the inaugural issue is Human. It's a bit of a challenge. We identify humanity with countless topics. There are many ways to make the "human-ness" of our situations personal, beautiful, and memorable. But how do we take what's so familiar and make it fresh and surprising? We're looking for photography and poetry that investigate the theme. Give us your boldest, slyest, most inquisitive visions of the human. www.light-journal.com

    Posted August 18, 2016

    Foliate Oak Seeks Strangely Beautiful Work

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Foliate Oak Literary Magazine wants your best writing, art, and photography. We are seeking submissions from contributors who we have not previously published. Please read our guidelines before submitting: www.foliateoak.com/submit.html.

    Posted August 18, 2016

    Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Second Hand Stories is an up-and-coming podcast where we plan to read short works of fiction submitted by our listener community. Our goals are twofold: we would like to give new and under-published writers an opportunity for their works to be heard, and we would like to bring fiction back to its original form as an oral tradition in an affordable alternative to audiobook services. We’re looking for any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 2,000 and 6,000 words). Check out our demo episode at secondhandpodcast.com!

    Posted August 18, 2016

    Blueline Literary Magazine Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    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. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. 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. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

    Posted August 18, 2016

    Green Linden Seeks Poems for Winter Issue

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

    Green Linden is an online journal with a twofold mission: to publish and foster excellent poetry and to give a portion of our proceeds to reforestation efforts—we have planted 42 trees this year! Begun in 2008 as a forum for interviews (and including such luminaries as Kazim Ali, Carolyn Forché, Ross Gay, Richard Siken, and Cole Swensen), we are now accepting poetry submissions for Issue 2, scheduled for publication in December. Selections from the issue will be published in our acclaimed broadside series. Visit www.greenlindenpress.com/submit for more information.

    Posted August 17, 2016

    Big Wonderful Press Open for Novel Submissions

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

    Open call for novel submissions. Literary novels submit the first 15 pages; young adult novels submit query only. No fee. We do not guarantee any will be published, but we are looking for that gem hiding in the slush and we don't care how many twitter followers you have. Use submittable: bigwonderfulpress.submittable.com/submit

    Posted August 17, 2016

    Vine Leaves Literary Journal Now Open for Issue #18 Vignettes

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

    Vine Leaves Literary Journal is now open for Issue #18 vignette submissions. A vignette is a snapshot in words that focuses on one element, mood, character, setting, or object. We accept prose, poetry, script, and artwork/photography for the cover and/or interior of the issue. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/submission-guidelines.

    Posted August 17, 2016

    The MacGuffin Wants to Know What You're Doing This Summer

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    The MacGuffin is currently looking for work to include in our upcoming Fall 2016 issue. Tell us about your summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got hit by a texting driver. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back (not to get too personal…). We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .


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