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    Posted March 26, 2015

    Publisher Seeks Submissions on Art, Nature, Spirit

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction, Art, Photography
    • Type Book

    Shanti Arts Publishing is committed to producing beautiful and compelling books about art, nature, and spirit for adults and children. Founded in 2011, we are rapidly gaining recognition for the quality of our work, our dedication to working collaboratively with authors and artists, and our enthusiasm for our guiding principle: literary and visual art possess the capability to transform the world. We are seeking submissions. www.shantiarts.com

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Tech, Art & Lit Journal Seeking All Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Carbon Culture Review is an innovative new tech, art & lit journal seeking prose, poetry, art, essay, translations, reviews, interviews, and multimedia submissions. There is a small submission fee. We are also seeking poetry film submissions for our $1000 annual contest judged by Zata Kitowski, director of PoetryFilm. Guidelines can be found here: carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted March 26, 2015

    The Conium Review 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle Innovative Short Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/15
    • Big Title The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2015
      The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest is open for submissions. Winner receives $500, publication in the next print edition, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. This year’s judge is Amelia Gray, author of Gutshot, Threats, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM. May 1st deadline. $15 entry fee includes free digital download of the next issue. Guidelines available at coniumreview.com/contests/.

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    Posted March 26, 2015

    Smoky Blue #3 Now Accepting Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine welcomes submissions of art, photography, poetry, fiction, memoir, reviews, and essays for issue #3, online September 1. Begun by senior artists and writers in Asheville, NC, SBLAAM encourages contributions from those living life's second half, but we are open to all writers and artists everywhere and to all forms, genres, and subjects. Established artists and writers are always welcome, but we especially encourage emerging ones. Visit sblaam.com to examine issues 1-2. Submission guidelines and a bit about our history are also there. If thinking of submitting images, please carefully follow our images guidelines.  

    Posted March 26, 2015

    Inlandia Institute announces The Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition

    • Subtitle Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Book Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 4/30/15
    • Big Title Inlandia Institute announces The Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry book competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 30, 2015
      The Inlandia Institute is proud to announce The Hillary Gravendyk Prize, an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. Two winners, one entry fee: National and Regional, $1000 each. Submit a poetry manuscript between 48 - 100 pages. Submissions accepted via Inlandia’s Submittable portal: inlandiaaliteraryjourney.submittable.com/submit/37899. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2015 at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Reading fee is $20. The winners will be announced in September 2015, and we expect to publish the winning books in December of 2015.

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  • Posted March 25, 2015

    Call for Submissions: The Boiler

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

    The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its Summer 2015 issue. Submissions close May 15, 2015. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit: www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines. The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Published quarterly, our recently published authors include: Eloisa Amezcua, Dalton Day, Laura Cesarco Eglin, Lane Falcon, Jennifer Givhan, Angie Macri, Jenny Molberg, Caitlin Thomson, Jonathan Travelstead, Jeanann Verlee, Alyssa Nicole Aninaig, Tamas Dobozy, Tal Abbady.

    Posted March 25, 2015

    Lowestoft Chronicle Seeks Submissions for Next Issue

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

    Lowestoft Chronicle, an online literary magazine published quarterly, is seeking well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the upcoming issue (June 1st). We are looking for short fiction from 1,000 to 3,000 words, flash fiction up to 1,000 words, creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words, and poetry of any length. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. For guidelines, sample work, and additional information, please visit our website at www.lowestoftchronicle.com.

    Posted March 25, 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 March 25, 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 March 24, 2015

    Setting Forth—on a Literary Itinerary: Calling Oregon Writers

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

    Setting Forth is a new online literary magazine in Eugene, OR. We publish fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by writers in Oregon. We look for smart, creative and enjoyable writing that brings out the best in us. To submit your previously published or unpublished work to us, please follow our submission guidelines. We look forward to reading your work. We charge nothing, and we promise you a response within three weeks.

    Posted March 24, 2015

    Call for Essays for Anthology On Modern Dating

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    For this collection, we seek witty, wry, raw, insightful, and/or (yes, always) humorous essays (be they happy-ending, painful, regretful, or even tragic) about dating in the 21st century. Above all, they need to be real. We seek personal, but not solely anecdotal, writing. Essays should be literary and creative in nature, rather than merely expository. For submission guidelines, visit our website: datingtrenches.wordpress.com.

    Posted March 24, 2015

    Dialogual publishes dialogue-only stories.

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

    Dialogual is the only magazine that is exclusive to dialogue based stories. We publish on a weekly basis, every Thursday. Right now, we are looking for two more stories for our "April Jokers" themed month. While the number of words accepted are 350, leeway can be offered for the right story. Also, longer stories can be accepted and serialized. No erotica. Please read a story before submitting. dialogual.wix.com/dialogual

    Posted March 24, 2015

    S/tick is Reaching OUT

    • Deadline info Deadline: Until Filled
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Calling all queer-identified creative writers and artists! Would you like your creations to be out in the world? S/tick wants your submissions for its upcoming OUTreach issue. Queer-themed submissions and submissions from queer-identified writers and artists will be given precedence. Submissions will be closed as soon as the volume of acceptances for the issue has been reached, so please review the submission guidelines and get your work in soon! s-tick.tumblr.com

    Posted March 23, 2015

    Call for Chapbook Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Chapbook

    Backbone Press is currently accepting chapbook submissions. Please submit 20-30 pages of poetry. Include contact information, a brief bio, and acknowledgments. A small reading fee of $5.00 must accompany all manuscripts and can be submitted via our donation page. See our website for complete details: backbonepress.org/submissions/.

    Posted March 23, 2015

    May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize Call for Submissions

    • Subtitle May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 6/30/15
    • Big Title May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize Call for Submissions
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 30, 2015
      Bauhan Publishing-May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize is accepting submissions (US Mail and submittable.com). $1,000 and book publication for a full-length poetry collection. Open to all poets. Entry fee $25. Judged exclusively by Mekeel McBride, University of New Hampshire. Postmark/submission deadline: June 30. For guidelines: www.bauhanpublishing.com/contest.

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  • Posted March 23, 2015

    2015 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference // May 22-24

    • Registration Deadline Registration deadline: May 20, 2015
    • Dates May 22-24, 2015;
    • Location Pittsburgh, PA
    • Blurb

      Three days dedicated to the art and craft of memoir, magazine writing, personal essays, and more. Join us in Pittsburgh this spring for the 3rd annual Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference! Agents and editors from Slate, BuzzFeed, the Washington Post, Brevity, and CNF will help you learn how to find your voice, craft compelling true stories in the first person, and get published. www.creativenonfiction.org/conference.

    Posted March 23, 2015

    Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

    • Subtitle Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 4/1/15
    • Big Title Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 1, 2015
      14th annual free contest. $2,000 in cash prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Both published and unpublished work welcome. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Submit one humor poem online at www.winningwriters.com/wergle.

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    Posted March 23, 2015

    Cactus Heart seeks submissions

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

    Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, & art for upcoming e- and print issues. We want spiny writing & art—sharp, relentless, coursing with energy & able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior. Send us your prickly little hearts; make us swoon. More info: cactusheartpress.com/about. Full guidelines: cactusheartpress.submittable.com. Questions:

  • Posted March 23, 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 March 20, 2015

    Poecology: Call for Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Poecology is currently seeking submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 5 (released August 2015). Poecology is an online literary journal that publishes contemporary writing about place, ecology, and the environment. Marginalized perspectives and international writers are welcome. For submission guidelines, please visit www.poecology.org.

    Posted March 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 March 20, 2015

    Passages North Nonfiction and Poetry Prizes Open

    • Subtitle Nonfiction Prize/Poetry Prize
    • Genres Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 4/20/15
    • Big Title Passages North Nonfiction and Poetry Prizes Open
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 20, 2015
      Passages North
      will accept submissions for the Thomas J. Hrushka Memorial Nonfiction Prize and Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize through April 20, 2015. Contest judges will be Steven Church and Lynn Emanuel, respectively. One winner in each contest will receive $1000 and publication in Passages North Issue 37. Entry Fee is $15 and all entrants will receive a copy of Issue 37. See full contest details at passagesnorth.com/contests/. Issue 37 will also feature the winner of Little Presque Books' 2015 Novella Contest. Entry fee is $20 and submissions close April 24. Novella contest details at littlepresquebooks.com.

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    Posted March 19, 2015

    Empty Sink Publishing is Looking for Fresh Writing & Art

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • 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 other month. Our thirteenth issue will be available the first week in April. 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 March 19, 2015

    Dark Matter Journal is Open for Submissions

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

    Dark Matter: a journal of speculative literature accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and musings year round. Selected pieces appear on the blog. Online issues are published in summer and winter. Submit now for the 2015 summer issue. Go to www.darkmatterjournal.org for guidelines and to submit your work.

    Posted March 19, 2015

    See Art as Spiritual Practice? Submit Your Writing and Art

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

    Stone Voices, publishing digitally and in print, seeks fiction and nonfiction, as well as art and photography portfolios, for upcoming issues. Stone Voices focuses on the connection between art and spirituality. We review all submissions that fit this focus. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Contributor copies and honorarium provided Read guidelines at www.stone-voices.com.

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