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    Posted May 26, 2016

    The Quiet Circle: Introspective Essays, Subtle poems, Gently Unreal Fiction

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

    For its inaugural issue, The Quiet Circle seeks writing that journeys inward and cares about the human condition while avoiding flashiness or shock value. We seek fiction in non-realist categories (surreal, fabulist, speculative, and others) but we avoid harshness and spectacle in favor of depth. We desire sincerity and humanity in essays. We seek poems that maintain grace and gentleness even in revolution. thequietcirclemag.wix.com/home#!submit/cee5

    Posted May 25, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Poetry, Fction, Nonfiction, Visual Art, Swamp

    • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Translations, Audio, Video
    • Type Magazine

    Swamp Ape Review is the new beast in South Florida’s growing body of literature. We are a national online journal (produced by the MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University) looking for original work in 5 areas: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art (graphics/photography, multimedia, or video), and swamp—our fifth category for works that defy genre. Submissions will be accepted until September 1st for publication in winter. For more info and the "why" behind our name and nature, visit www.swampapereview.com.

  • Posted May 25, 2016

    University of Arkansas at Monticello Online MFA Program

    • Registration Deadline Deadline: November 1, 2016
    • Blurb

      The University of Arkansas at Monticello's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is designed to help poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers develop their craft through exposure to literature and working with established mentors in small classes. Students complete 18 hours of electives, 18 hours of workshop, and 12 hours of working one-on-one with a thesis advisor.
      www.uamont.edu/pages/school-of-arts-humanities/mfa-creative-writing-program/

    Posted May 24, 2016

    Collateral Literary Journal—New Military Themed Magazine

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

    Collateral is a new online literary journal affiliated with the University of Washington, Tacoma. We showcase high quality creative writing and art that explores the impact of the military and military service on the lives of people beyond the active service person. These voices sometimes go unheard, and this journal captures the “collateral” impact of military service, whether it is from the perspective of the partner or child; parent or sibling; friend or co-worker; veteran, refugee, or protester. Our editorial vision is to be as inclusive as possible and ideologically diverse. We encourage submissions from professional and emerging writers. collateraljournal.com

    Posted May 23, 2016

    Palooka's Open

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

    Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published writers, artists, and photographers from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Austria. Always seeking unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comic strips, artwork, and photography. Give us a shot! We promise not to hit back. Submissions open year-round. $2.50 submission fee. www.palookamag.com

    Posted May 19, 2016

    Call for Submissions: Duality and Doppelgangers

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

    Split it, reflect it, flip it, multiply it—Cicada YA lit/comics magazine is looking for poetry, fiction, comics, and humor dealing in doubles, division, dyads, and dichotomies. Send us your terrible twosomes: distorted mirrors, shape-shifters, uncanny similarities, life-stealing doppelgangers. What might you find in a reflection? A perfect copy? Sometimes you might only understand a thing by looking at what it is not. Duality might mean pitting two opposite but equal forces against one another—and not just good/evil or light/dark! cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820

    Posted May 18, 2016

    Spectator & Spooks Seeks Ghost Stories!

    • Deadline info Deadline: July 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Type Magazine

    Spectator & Spooks is a new literary magazine looking to publish short stories and essays on ghosts and themes of otherness. We are especially looking for women, LGBQT, and POC writers to submit their tales. Our issue will be printed on All Hallow's Eve. Contributors will receive one printed copy. spectatorlitmag.com

    Posted May 17, 2016

    Call for Entries: Appalachian Nature Art Competition & Exhibition

    • Subtitle Appalachian Nature Art Competition & Exhibition
    • Genres Art
    • Type Literary Site
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/16
    • Big Title Call for Entries: Appalachian Nature Art Competition & Exhibition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: May 31, 2016
      The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries to the Appalachian Nature Art Competition & Exhibition. This is a national competition open to all artists. There will be over $2000 in prizes. The exhibition will be held at the Saville Gallery at 9 N. Centre St. in Cumberland, MD. Subject matter should express the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, flora, landscapes, and sporting art. We will also accept artwork that is constructed of natural materials than celebrates nature in a more conceptual or abstract way. The competition can be entered through CaFÉ online entry system (www.callforentry.org).

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  • Posted May 17, 2016

    Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
    • 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. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

    Posted May 16, 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 .

  • Posted May 16, 2016

    Send Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation to TCR

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

    The Cossack Review is now reading submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and works in translation for our next print and online issues. Send 3-6 poems, one story, or one essay. We are an independent magazine especially interested in thoughtful, diverse work. We respond within 60 days. See more at www.thecossackreview.com/submit.html.

    Posted May 16, 2016

    $300 Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

    • Subtitle Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/16
    • Big Title $300 Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2016
      Got something short, sharp, and snappy to tell? Wow us with 1000 words of economical and brilliant storytelling. Final contest judge is flash fiction master, Bob Thurber. (Look him up! Seriously. You'll thank me later.) Entry fee $15. Prize $300 and publication in Pulp Literature Issue 13. Limited to 300 entries. Critiques available. Details, details: pulpliterature.com/contests/the-hummingbird-flash-fiction-prize/

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    Posted May 16, 2016

    KYSO Flash Calls for Your Best Short-Shorts

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

    Online journal KYSO Flash (Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature) seeks to publish memorable literature and visual arts. Short forms (fiction, “faction,” poetry, and hybrids) up to 1,000 words each, including title. Please submit original, unpublished works only. Works accepted for publication will appear in Issue 6 online and may be considered for our annual print anthology. Payment: One complimentary copy per contributor. Reading Period: 15 April through 15 June 2016. Admin fee: $5 (USD) for up to five pieces. (No limit on total number of submissions, but each submission of 1-5 pieces must include an additional five-dollar payment.) Guidelines: www.kysoflash.com/Submissions.aspx

    Posted May 16, 2016

    Del Sol Review Call for Speculative Short Fiction

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

    Del Sol Review is currently looking for quality speculative short fiction in all its forms (sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, slipstream, etc) for publication. Submissions must be formatted in a standard manner and from 500 to 6000 words in length. We also accept excerpts from novels-in-progress up to 6000 words. We're looking for sharp narrative, strong hooks, and unpredictable storyline progression—and a great first line! Submission guidelines at delsolreview.webdelsol.com/sff.htm.

    Posted May 16, 2016

    The Conium Review Seeks Themed Submissions about "Dis/appearances"

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Magazine

    The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks flash fiction in response to the theme "Dis/appearances" from June 1st through June 15th. You may interpret the "Dis/appearances" theme broadly, but your story should include some variety of unexpected arrival or departure. This theme will be guest edited by Matt Tompkins, author of Studies in Hybrid Morphology and Souvenirs and Other Stories. If your piece is accepted, it will be published on our website, and you’ll receive a complimentary copy of Souvenirs. Send unpublished work under 1,000 words. No reading fee. Full guidelines here: coniumreview.com/themes/disappearances/

    Posted May 16, 2016

    Slate Roof Press Chapbook Contest 2016 Elyse Wolf Prize $500

    • Subtitle Elyse Wolf Prize
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/16
    • Big Title Slate Roof Press Chapbook Contest 2016 Elyse Wolf Prize $500
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: June 15, 2016
      2016 Slate Roof Press Chapbook Contest/Elyse Wolf Prize. Slate Roof Press, an art-quality, member-run publisher, produces beautiful books with letterpress covers crafted by an award-winning printer. Send us 28 pages of your best, well-crafted poetry. The winner receives the $500 Elyse Wolf Prize, becomes an active member of the press, and gains valuable experience in many areas of publishing. Remote participation in Slate Roof Press through Skype/phone is possible. Slate Roof is a not-for-profit collaborative, publishing since 2004. Contest reading fee: $10. For additional information: www.slateroofpress.com, or email .

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    Posted May 12, 2016

    The First Annual October Prizes in Poetry and Fiction

    • Subtitle October Prizes
    • Genres Fiction, Poetry
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 5/31/16 (extended)
    • Big Title The First Annual October Prizes in Poetry and Fiction
    • Blurb

      Extended Deadline: May 31, 2016
      TCR
      is reading submissions for the first annual October Prizes in Poetry and Fiction. Winners receive $400 and publication. Publication for finalists. The deadline has been extended to May 31st. Poetry (judge Phillip B. Williams): enter up to 6 poems. Fiction (judge Sara Pritchard): enter one story, up to 10,000 words. All entrants receive the fall 2016 issue of The Cossack Review. For more information visit www.thecossackreview.com/octoberprize.html

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  • Posted May 12, 2016

    Join Epiphany's Thriving Community of Writers and Readers!

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
    • Type Magazine

    “Everything in the world was in precarious balance, pure risk, and those who didn’t agree to take the risk wasted away in a corner, without getting to know life.”—Elena Ferrante, Epiphany contributor since 2007. Submit now. Join our thriving community of writers and readers. Submit here: epiphanyzine.com/submit.

    Posted May 12, 2016

    Salamander 2016 Fiction Contest

    • Subtitle 2016 Fiction Contest
    • Genres Fiction
    • Type Magazine
    • Contest Deadline 6/1/16
    • Big Title Salamander 2016 Fiction Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 1, 2016
      Salamander
      magazine will award a cash prize of $1,500 plus publication for the best fiction story. Final judge is Joan Wickersham. All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Contest reading fee ($15) includes a one-year subscription. All contest results will be posted on salamandermag.org by August 1.

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    Posted May 12, 2016

    The Shell Game: Writers Borrow Readymade Forms

    • Deadline info Extended Deadline: August 1, 2016
    • Genre Nonfiction, Cross-genre
    • Type Anthology

    Anthology of “hermit crab” essays to be published by University of Nebraska Press seeks brand new work. Hybrids in the truest sense, "hermit crab" essays borrow their structures from ordinary, extra-literary sources (a recipe, a police report, a pack of cards, an obituary…) to use as a framework for a lyric meditation on the chosen subject. Payment: $100 plus 2 copies. Submission fee: none. Visit theshellgameanthology.blogspot.com for more information.

    Posted May 12, 2016

    Call for Submissions - Milk Journal, Summer 2016

    • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2016
    • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
    • Type Magazine

    Milk Journal is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, for its second issue, set to be released in the Summer of 2016. We’re looking for work which illuminates underrepresented perspectives, makes us swoon, and pulls us in to a fevered relationship with your words. We will now also be welcoming submissions of artwork. For more information, please view our submission guidelines and our mission statement at: www.milkjournal.net.

    Posted May 12, 2016

    Write About Your Personal Experience as a Writer or Artist.

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

    Earn $0.015 per word to be published on our blog, The Artist Unleashed. We want articles based on your personal experience as a writer or artist to help fellow creatives. Articles for this website must be about an aspect of writing and/or art and must also inspire and/or motivate, encourage discussion, offer advice or argue an opinion, and be rich with informative/engaging content. We will tweet and Facebook your post to get it as much exposure as possible. Views on a single post have reached 1500+ within 24 hours. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: www.theartistunleashed.com.

    Posted May 11, 2016

    2016 Slapering Hol Chapbook Competition

    • Subtitle Chapbook Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Type Chapbook
    • Contest Deadline 6/15/16
    • Big Title 2016 Slapering Hol Chapbook Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: June 15, 2016
      Writers who have not yet published a collection in book form are warmly invited to submit manuscripts to Slapering Hol Press’ annual poetry chapbook competition. Awards include $1000 cash, ten copies of the published chapbook, a reading at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and up to $500 in travel expenses. Reading fees: $17 online or $15 hard copy. More details at www.writerscenter.org/shp-sanger-stewart-chapbook-competition.

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    Posted May 11, 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 May 11, 2016

    Able Muse Open to Submissions - Poetry/Fiction/Nonfiction/Art

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

    Able Muse is now accepting submissions for our forthcoming, summer 2016 issue. Submit poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, art, and photography. (Although Able Muse reads and accepts submissions year-round, be sure to submit by March 10, 2016, to be considered for next issue.) Read our guidelines and submit at www.ablemuse.com.


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