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  • Posted April 16, 2015

    Submit to MAKE #16 ARCHIVE Today!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 24, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Historical contexts/how we document our lives and our culture in a digital age/translation between language and artistic mediums. Submissions accepted in Spanish and English. Though you are welcome to submit your work online throughout the year, our reading periods happen in the weeks before and after each posted deadline. We publish two issues a year, and each carries a theme. (Please take a look at past issues, before submitting.) We are generally looking for work that speaks to the theme, but as stated, quality of work is the first consideration. www.makemag.com

    Posted April 16, 2015

    Fairy Tale Review seeks contemporary tales, realist to fabulist

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Submissions are now being accepted for our twelfth annual issue, The Ochre Issue, of Fairy Tale Review, which will be published in 2016. The Ochre Issue has no particular theme—simply send your best fairy-tale work along the spectrum of mainstream to experimental, fabulist to realist. For fiction or nonfiction, send up to 8,000 words or three flash pieces less than 1,000 words each, and for poetry, send up to 5 poems totaling no more than 10 pages. Visit fairytalereview.submittable.com/submit for more information—we will close for submissions in early summer.

    Posted April 16, 2015

    Hermeneutic Chaos Seeks Submissions

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

    Hermeneutic Chaos is currently seeking submissions of poetry, prose, and hybrid narrative for its forthcoming issues. 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.

    Posted April 16, 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 April 16, 2015

    Hawaii Pacific Review is open for submissions

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

    Hawaii Pacific Review seeks submissions of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The online literary journal of Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HPR often features work from Hawaii and the Pacific region, but is interested in great writing from any region and on any subject. Submissions are accepted all year long, though responses may take longer during summer months. More details can be found at hawaiipacificreview.org. Submissions are accepted exclusively through our online submissions manager: hawaiipacificreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted April 15, 2015

    Slate Roof Press Third Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest

    • Subtitle Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 5/15/15
    • Big Title Slate Roof Press Third Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 15, 2015
      Slate Roof Press, a member-run, art-quality publisher, announces its Third Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. We produce beautiful books with letterpress covers crafted by an award-winning printer. Send us 28 pages of your well-crafted, quality poetry. The winner becomes an active member of a the press, with a 3-year work commitment including monthly meetings in Greenfield, MA, gaining valuable experience in many areas of publishing. Slate Roof is a not-for-profit collaborative, publishing since 2004. Contest reading fee: $25. For additional information: www.slateroofpress.com, or email .

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    Posted April 15, 2015

    Rozlyn Press Seeks Women Writers for Fiction Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 15, 2015
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Anthology

    Rozlyn Press seeks short fiction submissions for a printed anthology of women (female-identified) writers to be published in August 2015. We accept submissions up to 6000 words. Expected response time is less than one month. Chosen contributors sign a contract for First North American Serial Rights and will receive one copy of the anthology upon publication. Please include a short (50 word) bio with cover letter. Deadline to submit is May 15, 2015. Information on our press, experience, distribution plan, and published novels can be found at rozlynpress.com.

    Posted April 15, 2015

    Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Mini Fiction Collections

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2015
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Literary Site

    Submit your manuscript for our Summer 2015 fiction e-chapbook by June 30. No fee to submit. Payment: $100. Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 3,500 words each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words for the collection. We would like at least five stories, but no more than 18 (if flash fiction). We will also consider novel excerpts. No genre fiction, please, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. See www.echapbook.com/submissions.html for detailed guidelines and Submittable link. We may also select additional collections for publication later in the year.

  • Posted April 15, 2015

    2015 David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction

    • Subtitle David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/1/15
    • Big Title 2015 David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 1, 2015
      The Meyerson contest searches for emerging writers who have not yet experienced publication of a book of fiction, either a novel or collection of stories. This annual prize consists of $1,000 and publication in the Southwest Review, which is celebrating 100 years (1915–2015) in print. Visit www.smu.edu/southwestreview for more information.

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    Posted April 15, 2015

    South85 Wants to See Your Work!

    • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
    • Type Magazine

    South85 Journal, the official literary journal of the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for its Spring/Summer 2015 issue. For more information, please visit south85journal.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted April 14, 2015

    The Flexible Persona wants your character driven fiction and nonfiction

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

    The Flexible Persona is a biweekly literary journal that publishes fiction in audio and print format. We publish engaging, character-driven fiction. Stories of how characters sustain themselves in the context of relationships and communities appeal to us. The Flexible Persona is a space for experimentation, chances, accidents, and discoveries. 1200–6500 words. Simultaneous submissions accepted. www.theflexiblepersona.com

    Posted April 14, 2015

    Josephine Quarterly Really Wants to Read Your Work

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Poetry, Art
    • Type Magazine

    Josephine Quarterly is accepting poems on a rolling basis. The editors are interested in work from both established and new voices. Please submit up to five poems of any length via Submittable. Acceptable file formats for poetry submissions include .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf. We will only consider one submission at a time. Our response time is 7-10 weeks. www.josephinequarterly.com

    Posted April 14, 2015

    Call for Submissions: First Class Wants Your Postcard Lit

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

    First Class is an online literary journal. We publish handwritten fiction, nonfiction, reviews, poetry, critical essays, and other experimental forms that can fit on a postcard. Share your place, your language. Capture an illusive idea or intriguing memory. Speak to a new culture, city, landscape. Surprise us. You save a postcard because of the memory it triggers, because it carries meaning that extends far beyond its petite format. “I was thinking of you” becomes the origin of a story, the spot where the ordinary becomes epic, where the personal becomes shared. Visit www.firstclasslit.com/submit for submission details.

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Raven Chronicles Open for Submissions for Fall Issue #22.

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    Raven Chronicles Journal seeks work on the theme: Laugh. Laugh? Laugh! "One of the best ways to understand a people is find out what makes them laugh."—Vine Deloria. What makes you laugh? What do you think is funny or absurd? And who? Wanted: poems, essays, fiction, nonfiction, cartoons, caricatura política (political cartoons), b/w artwork on this theme. Stories, memories, desires, family legends, half-buried truths, images, your rants and raves, your good experiences and bad, and, above all, send us your dreams, if they’re funny! What’s so funny? Tell us about it….Full submission guidelines at: ravenchronicles.org/raven/rvsubm.html

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Rage Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions for Ignaugural Issue

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

    Rage chases stories that explode off of the page. Stories that plunge their roots into our souls and latch on for life. We want bold. We want fast. We want you. Authors, give us a piece of yourself in your writing. Readers, look for your personal connection to these tales. This art we call writing is not dead. It is very much alive and raging in all of us. Let it out. Set it free. Let's rage together. Bold. Fast. You. ragelitmag.com

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Fiction Submissions Open for Summer 2015 Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 10, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    Liminoid Magazine is now reading short fiction for its second issue, Summer 2015, which goes live on June 21st. We're looking for fiction that's on the cusp: neither here nor there, unbound by convention or genre expectations. We're open to unique and exceptional genre and multi-genre work, as well as fiction that doesn't quiet fit under any name tag. Send us your best. Full submission guidelines at www.liminoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

    Posted April 13, 2015

    The Drunken Odyssey needs Bar Reviews

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
    • Genre Nonfiction, Photography, Reviews
    • Type Literary Site

    The Drunken Odyssey is looking for correspondents to write reviews of bars for its new blog, The Global Barfly’s Companion. Each post should be 300 words or more. Narrative and journalistic approaches are acceptable. Literary angles are preferred, when possible. Original photographs must be taken (cell phone photos are okay). This gig does not pay, but an author bio and photo appear with the post, along with any relevant links in the bio. If interested, please email inquiries (not finished reviews) to . See here for examples: thedrunkenodyssey.com/category/the-global-barflys-companion/

  • Posted April 13, 2015

    Driftwood Press: Call for Fiction, Poetry, Art, and Literary Criticism

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work to bring you the best in literary criticism, short fiction, poetry, graphic narrative, photography, art, and interviews. Stay updated on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/driftwoodpress.

  • Posted April 13, 2015

    Submit now to Epiphany Magazine's Chapbook Competition

    • Subtitle Chapbook Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Comics
    • Type Chapbook
    • Big Title Submit now to Epiphany Magazine's Chapbook Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: April 20, 2015
      Reading Fee: $6 per submission. Fiction (judged by Luis Jaramillo), poetry (judged by Katie Peterson), literary nonfiction (judged by Kristin Dombek), and graphic literature (judged by Lydia Conklin) accepted. For fiction, nonfiction, and graphic lit: total of 5k-10k words, double-spaced, 12pt font. You can submit a single story or several stories within that limit to be published as a whole. Graphic lit entries must be black and white illustrations only. For poetry: one poem per page, total page count should not exceed 20 pages. All poems should be unpublished. All poetry forms are acceptable and welcome. Award: Publication, cash prize in each genre, and 5 contributor copies. epiphanyzine.com/submit.html

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    Posted April 9, 2015

    The Conium Review Online Compendium Seeks Flash Fiction

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
    • Genre Fiction
    • Type Magazine

    The Conium Review Online Compendium is currently open to flash fiction submissions. We like fiction that takes risks. Send us fine-tuned prose with a punch. Show us bizarre characters and strange settings. We publish plenty of paragraphed prose, but we also like fiction presented as lists, open letters, chat logs, or any other oddball format you can think of. No reading fee. Send up to three pieces, each individual piece should be under 1,000 words. Full submission guidelines at: coniumreview.com/online-submissions/.

    Posted April 9, 2015

    Vine Leaves Now Open for Submissions for Issue #15

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

    Vine Leaves Literary Journal is now open for Issue #15 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. All vignettes accepted for publication online will be considered for The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015 print anthology. All accepted authors/artists will also have any books they have published advertised on our website and considered for review on our blog. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com

    Posted April 9, 2015

    cahoodaloodaling: Grit by the Glass

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 20, 2015
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    For this issue, we want pieces that kick you in the gut and leave your mouth bloody. We’re looking for poetry and prose that can stop a dog fight while drinking homemade whiskey. We’d love stories, essays, and poems that can find their way around the darkest hollers and the seediest city blocks; words that know their way around shotguns and fights, black eyes and regret—the worst decisions people have ever made and their bare knuckle consequences. In the end, we want pieces unafraid to shake you to your core by broaching a difficult topic and doing it with aplomb. cahoodaloodaling.com

    Posted April 9, 2015

    Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar

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

    Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, is now reading for its Summer '15 issue. We want aesthetically ambitious work in prose and poetry, photography and art. We have diverse tastes. We're especially listening for under-represented voices, Midwesterners, and writers who happen to be women. Send us your earthquakes, your codes, your scientist hearts in the dark. Details: stormcellarquarterly.com. Submissions: stormcellar.submittable.com.

    Posted April 8, 2015

    Rattle Seeks Young Poets for Anthology

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
    • Genre Poetry
    • Type Anthology

    Rattle seeks submissions from poets age 15 or younger for our annual RYPA anthology. Our goal is to produce a book every year that both children and adults can learn from and enjoy. Young people are natural poets, and have important stories to share—they deserve a voice! Submitting is free, and all poets chosen receive two copies of the print anthology. Parents or teachers must submit on the child’s behalf. For more information, and to read past anthologies online, visit www.rattle.com/children.

    Posted April 8, 2015

    The Inflectionist Review Seeks Challenging Poetry for Fourth Issue

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

    The Inflectionist Review is currently seeking distinctive and innovative poetry for its fourth issue. Located in Portland, Oregon, TIR is a small press publishing stark and meaningful contemporary poetry that fosters dialogue between the reader and writer, between words and their meanings, between ambiguity and concept. Each issue gathers established and emerging voices together toward the shared aim of unique expression that resonates beyond the author’s world, beyond the page, and speaks to the universality of human language and experience. We also accept artist portfolios for consideration in our Featured Artist section. Visit inflectionism.com for full guidelines.

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