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    Posted September 1, 2015

    The Magnolia Review—Third Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    The Magnolia Review is open for all fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography submissions for our third issue. The deadline is November 15. Please visit our Submit page for more information.

    Posted September 1, 2015

    2015 Burnside Review Book Prize

    • Subtitle Book Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 11/30/15
    • Big Title 2015 Burnside Review Book Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: November 30, 2015
      Judge: Mary Szybist. Winner receives $1000 plus 25 copies of the published book. Editors will also chose at least one other title for publication. Submit 48-64 pages of poetry. Each entrant will receive a complimentary back title from the press. Poems may have appeared in journals and chapbooks but not in a full-length, single-author collection. Simultaneous submissions are okay. $25 entry fee. Complete guidelines are available on the our website, www.burnsidereview.org. Submit there though our submission manager.

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    Posted September 1, 2015

    We Want to See Your Work!

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

    South 85 Journal, the official literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, is seeking fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016 issues. The reading period is September 1 through April 30. For more information, please visit south85journal.com.

    Posted September 1, 2015

    Send Us Your Best Writing!

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    RCC MUSE seeks work by new, emerging, and established writers in all genres for our spring 2016 issue. We have published a range of voices since our recent rebirth: BZ Niditch, Tom Zoellner, Irving Gaeta, Pamela Laskin, Nichelle Scott-Williams, Zara Raab, Judy Kronenfeld, and James Brown among many others. Give us a shot! Submit prose (up to 1500 words) or 3 poems (5 pages max), standard typed format. Snail mail only—no electronic submissions. SASE for notification only. Include contact information in cover letter. Send to: RCC MUSE, Attn. Jo Scott-Coe, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside CA 92506. rccmuse.tumblr.com

  • Posted September 1, 2015

    Seeking Writing: Zymbol, Starring Art by Clive Barker, Dave McKean

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling (until filled)
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Zymbol Magazine, in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, seeks dynamic and contemporary writing of all forms for its 2016 issues, starring Clive Barker and Dave McKean. These issues will be our showcase at American and European literary and pop culture festivals (Comic-Con, Miami Book Fair International, Art Basel…) and the competition is fierce, so send your absolute best. Clive Barker and Dave McKean are icons of horror and fantasy, lending their prodigious talents to hybrid forms blending narrative, art, and cinema. They will be looking for work that creates a strong sense of atmosphere and interweaves reality with hallucination. zymbolmag.com

    Posted September 1, 2015

    Prairie Schooner Submissions Now Open

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    Prairie Schooner aims to publish the best writing available, both from beginning and established writers. In print since 1926, our quarterly issues feature short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Read the full guidelines on our website: prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=submit. Then send us your best.

    Posted September 1, 2015

    Pembroke Magazine Back-to-School Special: Submit for Free in September

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    To celebrate the start of a new school year and our recent move to Submittable, we’re waiving submission fees for the month of September. Send us your best poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for the chance at publication in Volume 48 of Pembroke Magazine—set to debut at AWP 2016. For details, visit www.pembrokemagazine.com. We look forward to reading your work.

    Posted September 1, 2015

    Heron Tree Call for Poems

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Magazine

    Heron Tree, an online journal of poetry, will accept submissions through December 1. Visit herontree.com for our complete submission guidelines and to tour our archives. Accepted work will be published on the Heron Tree website and will be included in a yearly bound edition available as a print-on-demand volume.

    Posted September 1, 2015

    The Conium Review Online Compendium Seeks Flash Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Literary Site

    The Conium Review Online Compendium is open to flash fiction submissions from September 1st through October 1st. Send up to three pieces, each 1,000 words or fewer. We like innovative work with strange characters and inventive settings. Paragraphed stories are welcome, but we also like atypical forms of storytelling, such as lists, letters, receipts, and other marginalia. We're especially interested in submissions from women, writers of color, and LGBTQ authors. Full guidelines here: coniumreview.com/online-submissions/.

  • Posted September 1, 2015

    BLJ Wants Your Voice, Words, and Art!

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

    BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is currently calling for dramatic audio recordings of the texts in Issue 2, as well as outstanding poems, prose, and artwork for young readers for Issue 3. We want works that touch the heart of children and young adults. We want the unusual, the unfamiliar, the unforgettable. Please go to www.balloons-lit-journal.com to read our past issues and see our vision.

  • Posted September 1, 2015

    Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/15
    • Big Title Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2015
      13th year. Top prize for a poem in any style: $1,500. Top prize for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style: $1,500. Total prizes: $4,000. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Fee: $10 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Judge: Ellaraine Lockie. Winning Writers is one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers (Writer's Digest). See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

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  • Posted September 1, 2015

    Join A Vibrant Literary Community in the San Francisco Bay Area

    • Registration Deadline Application deadline: Rolling
    • Blurb

      Claim your voice in an inclusive community of writers and scholars at Mills College. Located in Oakland, California, Mills offers innovative MFA programs in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and book art. You’ll work with outstanding faculty committed to a vision of the literary arts as socially transformative. At Mills, you will grow as a reader, writer, and, artist so you can publish your work, perform, teach, or join the dynamic publishing and editing world. Learn more about Mills College at www.mills.edu/english.

    Posted September 1, 2015

    Send Us Your Unforgettable Work

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted July-May.
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Gravel is accepting submissions of comics, graphics, art, photography, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We are publishing book reviews of newly released or forthcoming books.We are also interested in author interviews. Please don't send us previously published work. We want work that will shake us up a bit. Work that will make us question our personal beliefs. Work that three days later will make us laugh once again. Submit here: gravel.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted August 31, 2015

    Philip Levine Prize in Poetry 2015

    • Subtitle Philip Levine Prize in Poetry
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Book
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/15
    • Big Title Philip Levine Prize in Poetry 2015
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2015
      The Philip Levine Prize in Poetry 2015 is currently accepting submissions of previously unpublished poetry book manuscripts, 48-80 pages. The contest is named for the late Philip Levine, one of the most highly honored and widely read American poets. The winner will receive a $2,000 award, publication by Anhinga Press, 25 author copies, and a public reading at California State University, Fresno. This year’s final judge is C.G. Hanzlicek. The entry fee is $25 by mail or $28 via Submittable. Visit www.fresnostate.edu/levineprize for full details and guidelines. For questions, email contest coordinator Corrinne Hales at or call 559-278-1569.

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    Posted August 31, 2015

    2015 Micro-Fiction Contest with GLCL and CHEAP POP

    • Subtitle Micro-Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 9/30/15
    • Big Title 2015 Micro-Fiction Contest with GLCL and CHEAP POP
    • Blurb

      Deadline: September 30, 2015
      Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL) is a Writers' Center located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. CHEAP POP is an online literary journal focusing on micro-fiction, 500 words or less, that pops. The 2015 Micro-Fiction Contest with GLCL and CHEAP POP runs until September 30, 2015. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 30, 2015. Prizes are $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place. The three award winners, along with three honorable mention entries, will be published with CHEAP POP. www.readwritelive.org

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    Posted August 31, 2015

    RCR seeks submissions from undergraduate writers/artists

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

    The Red Cedar Review is a digital, open-access undergraduate art and literary magazine published by the Michigan State University Department of English since 1963. We welcome submissions from all undergraduate writers and artists. Submit your prose, poetry, art, photography, and more here: redcedarreview.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted August 31, 2015

    Glassworks Seeks Literary Submissions for 2016 Issues

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

    Glassworks Magazine seeks poetry, fiction, nonfiction, craft essays, and art/photography for upcoming print issues. Contributor copies provided. Reading period open until December 15. Also seeking flash fiction, prose poetry, and micro essays for publication in "Flash Glass," our online short work feature. Read guidelines at www.rowanglassworks.org.

    Posted August 31, 2015

    Call for Quotes: "A man is . . ."

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2015
    • Genre Nonfiction
    • Type Anthology

    Men and women are invited to complete this phrase in one sentence: “A man is ... ” Entries will be considered for paid publication in Passions of a Man, an anthology of men's writings designed to show women who men are, to be published by Vineyards Press in 2016. The form for submitting your 1-sentence quote is at www.vineyardspress.com/Quotes.

    Posted August 27, 2015

    NonBinary Review—New Themes Call For Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 8, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews
    • Type Magazine

    Each issue of NonBinary Review is focused on a single theme: Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White (closes 10/1) and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War (closes 1/8/16). We’re a paying market—1 cent/word for prose, $10 flat fee per poem, $25 per piece/art. At present, the Litho app is accessible through iPad & iPhone only, with future updates to include Android versions. When submitting your work, please note that if selected for publication, your work will appear in electronic form only. Please download our free app to familiarize yourself with our content and unique publishing model! For guidelines, visit: nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted August 27, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar is a journal of safety and danger in print and online, rooted in the Midwest, with a worldly eye for poetry, prose, and visual art. Especially interested in aesthetically, formally, linguistically, and emotionally ambitious works by authors who happen to be members of under-represented groups. Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit or jump directly to stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted August 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 August 26, 2015

    Rhizomatic Ideas Seeks Bloggers

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Drama, Reviews, Interviews
    • Type Literary Site

    Rhizomatic Ideas, the official blog of Zoetic Press, is accepting blog posts, pitches for serial blog posts, and bloggers looking for a regular venue to post their work. We're open to posts on any topic related to writing, publishing, academia, and the life of a working writer (or reader.) 300-500 word range, posts bi-weekly. Rhizomatic Ideas cannot pay bloggers at this time; we offer the opportunity to build a resume & publish work regularly at a well-trafficked website. To send us a pitch, post, or just introduce yourself and see how you might fit in at Rhizomatic Ideas, contact: .

    Posted August 25, 2015

    Literary Journal Now Accepting Fiction, Poetry, and Art for January

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    3Elements Literary Review seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography for our Winter/January issue. Each quarter, three elements/words are given that must be incorporated into your story or poem. The rest of the story is completely up to you. If you choose to submit art or photography, only one element is needed. Current elements are: Mania, Tower, Exposure. For more information, and to review our submission guidelines, visit www.3elementsReview.com/winter-submissions. All work must be submitted through our website. Our latest issue, released July 1, is available to read for free on our website. Our past issues are archived as well.

    Posted August 25, 2015

    All About Writing

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

    South 85 Journal, the official online literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA program, is seeking guest bloggers to contribute to its weekly blog about writing. For more information, visit south85journal.com/submission-guidelines/blog-submission-guidelines/.

    Posted August 25, 2015

    cahoodaloodaling: Issue #18 – Historical (Re)Tell

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 19, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    "Tell the truth but tell it slant" —Emily Dickinson. For this issue, we’re looking for retelling of the historic, tales that offer what wasn’t said but should’ve been, what wasn’t written down but likely happened, whose voices speak that didn’t speak because there wasn’t a platform for them. We want poetry, prose, nonfiction, music, art, collaborations, and hybrid. We want myths and legends retold from other voices, new perspectives, counter intuitive stances. Accurate, inaccurate, or close, we want work that explores how facts become transformed into the tales, histories, and family stories that inform how we tell our worlds. cahoodaloodaling.com

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