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    Posted November 24, 2014

    Setting Forth—on a Literary Itinerary: Calling Oregon Writers

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    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 To submit your previously published or unpublished work to us, please follow our submission guidelines.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 November 24, 2014

    Berkeley Poetry Review: Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2015

    Submissions for our 45th issue are now open! Please read our guidelines at ocf.berkeley.edu/~bpr/submission-guidelines before submitting. While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it our way.

    Posted November 24, 2014

    The pacificREVIEW Wants Submissions on "Vivarium" Theme

    • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015

    A "vivarium" is an area for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research. The ecosystem is simulated on a smaller scale, a microcosm with controls for environmental conditions. Humans create vivariums for both ourselves and other species. In these environments (zoos, shopping malls, universities, etc.), we breathe simulation, observe phenomena both natural and unnatural, speak in symbols, and cypher our dreams. We inhabit our own creations, thriving in the flux between the abstract and the absolute. The pacificREVIEW seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narratives, and artwork that interrogates the ever-blurring line between "real" and "unreal" settings. sdsupacificreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted November 24, 2014

    BALLOONS Lit. Journal Call for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2015

    BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, and artwork primarily for young readers aged around 10-16. BLJ is an emerging literary journal to bring the art of literature, and the creation of it, to our younger generation. We welcome submissions from people anywhere in the world and in all walks of life. For more details please visit us at: www.balloons-lit-journal.com.

    Posted November 24, 2014

    Call for Submissions: Eastern Iowa Review's Inaugural Issue

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2015

    The new journal of award-winning Port Yonder Press welcomes innovative nonfiction, literary fiction, innovative biographies, and both traditional and experimental art for at least one annual print issue and select online work. We love tight, smart, chiseled & relevant pieces rife with place and description. Nominating for Pushcart. www.portyonderpress.com/eastern-iowa-review.html

    Posted November 24, 2014

    Felled Limbs is now seeking submissions for Issue #2

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Felled Limbs is now accepting submissions for our second reading period. We lean towards shorter works of poetic prose (well under 1000 words) that blur the line between fiction and poetry. Please read Issue #1 over at www.felledlimbs.com in order to get a better sense of what we are looking for.

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Duende is open for submissions.

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2014

    Duende welcomes submissions of prose, poetry, hybrid writing, and visual art. We are especially interested in collaborations between two or more writers, or between writers and visual artists. We accept submissions from writers working in English, or translating into English, from anywhere in the world. Duende aspires to represent the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. A majority of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. www.duendeliterary.org

    Posted November 21, 2014

    General Submissions Open Now

    • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2015

    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 November 21, 2014

    Send poetry, short stories, & flash fiction to Chagrin River Review

    • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2015

    Chagrin River Review seeks submission of previously unpublished fiction, flash fiction, and poetry for its Spring 2015 issue. Simultaneous submissions welcome with timely notification if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Visit our website (www.chagrinriverreview.com) for detailed submission guidelines and to read our first five issues.

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Scapegoat Review looking for Submissions

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Scapegoat Review is a quarterly journal looking for work for its next issue. Poetry, flash fiction and flash nonfiction are welcome. We strive for work that is rare and exceptional. Both established and unpublished poets welcome. Work we like—Paul Celan, Simone Muench, Osip Mandelstam, Yusef Komunyakaa, Wilsawa Symborksa; work that captures our brain and heart. Check www.scapegoatreview.com for guidelines.

  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Willow Springs Fiction Prize 2015

    • Subtitle Fiction Prize
    • Genres Fiction
    • Entry Fee $15.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 3/15/15
    • Big Title Willow Springs Fiction Prize 2015
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 15, 2015
      Willow Springs Fiction Prize—$2,000 plus publication. Submission deadline: March 15, 2015. Original, unpublished work only; no word limit for submissions. $15 entry fee. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to Willow Springs. Submit a story online at willowsprings.submittable.com/submit. More details here: willowsprings.ewu.edu/contests.php.

  • Posted November 20, 2014

    The Sonder Review, Issue Two, Is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

    The Sonder Review is a publication of art and short fiction that strives to question, redefine, and challenge conventional viewpoints; to usurp the definition of reality and truth. Our magazine lives online and in print and is based in Upstate, NY. We believe in prose that strikes and sparks. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Language that drips thick and pierces deeply. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. Fiction which shows us the bizarre and magical and profound; which shows us a self we have never seen and truth we have never known. sonderreview.com

  • Posted November 20, 2014

    Call for Submissions for Tech, Art & Lit Journal

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Carbon Culture Review, a journal at the intersection of art, literature and technology, is seeking unsolicited submissions of unpublished fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, photography and visual art associated with modern technology in some way. Guidelines are available on our website at www.carbonculturereview.com. We are also seeking writers for reviews and articles. Candidates should send an email with a letter of interest and a writing sample to .

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Crab Fat is Open for Submissions!

    • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

    Crab Fat Literary Magazine is reading for its 3rd & 4th issues! We are currently accepting literary fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and visual art. Crab Fat is interested in experimental, awkward, LGBTQ, and nonlinear work. We love second-person POV in short fiction when it’s well done. Be sure to review the website and issues 1 & 2 to get a sense of what Crab Fat is publishing. Crab Fat Literary Magazine is an online quarterly. Please visit www.crabfatmagazine.com for complete submission guidelines.

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Tupelo Quarterly Prose Open Contest

    • Subtitle Prose Open Contest
    • Genres Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 1/1/2015
    • Big Title Tupelo Quarterly's Prose Open Contest
    • Blurb

      Submission deadline: January 1, 2015
      Tupelo Quarterly's Prose Open Contest is now accepting entries in all styles, sensibilities and related genres—fiction, nonfiction, lyric essay and hybrid work. No singular genre preferred; the sole criterion is excellence. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2015 issue of Tupelo Quarterly. Runners-up and finalists will also be published. Final judge is Joanna Howard. There is a reading fee of $20. Please visit www.tupeloquarterly.com/submit for full submission guidelines.

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Petrichor Review is open for submissions through December 31

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

    Now accepting short and long fiction, poetry, comics, artwork, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We like weird things, but not weird for weird's sake. Send us stuff like that. Please visit out Submittable page for details: petrichorreview.submittable.com/submit.

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Posit, a journal of literature and art seeks submissions

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

    Posit publishes finely crafted contemporary poetry, very short fiction, hybrid literary forms, and visual art. We are looking for innovation, aesthetic vision, and accomplished craftsmanship. Our tastes are non-sectarian, with an interest in the experimental. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. posit.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted November 19, 2014

    St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest

    • Subtitle Poetry Contest
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $20.
    • Contest Type [mag]
    • Contest Deadline 3/1/15
    • Big Title St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest
    • Blurb

      Deadline: March 1, 2015
      St. Petersburg Review is an independent, international, nonprofit, annual review of contemporary literature that seeks to foster and promote global connections and affinities through the annual publication of quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama from all countries. Our poetry contest, which has a 5% or better publication rate, will be accepting submissions September 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015. Visit www.stpetersburgreview.com for complete information on the contest and other SPR activities.

    Posted November 19, 2014

    McNeese Review is Open for Submissions

    • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2014

    McNeese Review, the literary journal of McNeese State University in Louisiana, is reading submissions for Issue 52, to be released February 2015. Send in your best short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and original black and white art and photos. We value clarity of image, complex worldviews, genuine emotion, character, coherency, compression, and all the right words put in interesting combinations. Deadline is December 1, 2014. For more information, visit our submissions page at: www.mcneesereview.com/submissions/.

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Send Us Your Unforgettable Work

    • Deadline info Online submissions accepted July-May.

    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 November 18, 2014

    Clockhouse opens submissions for its 2015 issue

    • Deadline info Online submission deadline: December 1, 2014

    Clockhouse, a literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College, seeks submissions from emerging and established writers for its 2015 issue. Clockhouse is devoted to a variety of genres, publishing fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic work. Our 2014 issue showcases work by Elisabeth Frost, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Beth Kephart, Nancy Kricorian, Naomi Shihab Nye, Purvi Shah, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s interview of M. T. Anderson, among other terrific voices. Deadline is December 1, 2014. For submission guidelines, mission statement, and to submit your work, visit www.clockhouse.net.

    Posted November 18, 2014

    Empty Sink Publishing is Looking for Quality Art & Prose

    • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

    Empty Sink Publishing, an online magazine, is calling for quality prose, fiction, nonfiction, and visual media submissions that stretch the mind, defy convention, and offer a new perspective on life. We are not accepting submissions of poetry or simultaneous submissions at this time. We have an open submissions policy and publish a new issue during the first week of every other month. Our tenth issue will be available the first week in December. 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 November 18, 2014

    Marathon Literary Review Accepting Submissions Until 11/30

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2014

    Marathon Literary Review is accepting submissions until November 30. We are especially looking for submissions of artwork and photography. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction and flash fiction are also welcome. For guidelines and our submission form, please visit: marathonlitreview.com.

    Posted November 18, 2014

    WB Yeats Society of NY Poetry Competition

    • Subtitle Poetry Competition
    • Genres Poetry
    • Entry Fee $8.
    • Contest Deadline 2/1/15
    • Big Title WB Yeats Society of NY Poetry Competition
    • Blurb

      Deadline: February 1, 2015
      First prize $500, second $250, honorable mentions. Unpublished poems in English up to 60 lines on any subject, each (judged separately) typed on 8½ x 11-inch sheet without author’s name. Attach to each 3x5 card with title and entrant’s name and contact information. Entry fees: $8 first poem, $7 each additional. Include SASE for judge's report, also posted on YeatsSociety.org in March. Winners receive Yeats Society memberships and are honored at early April ceremony in NYC. Authors retain rights, but permit us to publish winning entries. These are complete guidelines, no entry form needed. 2015 judge: Jessica Greenbaum. YeatsSociety.org

    Posted November 17, 2014

    Split Lip Press Call for Submissions: Utter Foolery

    • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2014

    Split Lip Press welcomes submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry for the first volume in its new book series, Utter Foolery: The Best Global Literary Humor, 2015. We’re looking for writing that makes us laugh, yes, but we’re also looking for work that shows a deep understanding of humor’s ability to elucidate serious subjects and disturbing truths. As such, your pieces need not be whimsical or slapstick (though they certainly can be). They can be sad and gritty, dark and uncomfortable. We encourage experimentation, but we also have a soft-spot for work grounded in literary convention. Please visit: splitlip.submittable.com/submit.

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