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  • 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Culture Review, a journal at the intersection of art, literature and technology, is seeking unsolicited submissions of unpublished fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, photography and visual art associated with modern technology in some way.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 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Chagrin River Review seeks submission of previously unpublished fiction, flash fiction, and poetry for its Spring 2015 issue.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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 17, 2014
  • Four Chambers closes in like two weeks!
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 28, 2014

Four Chambers is an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ that thinks of itself as a heart, plus doesn't have a particular aesthetic. We are just looking for good work, plus we will send you nice letters, plus we are comissioning illustrations from local artists. We love literature, love you. Plus, getting your work published is great, but having a real connection with the people who read it is even better, i.e. we're publishing work to build community. Deadline is very, very soon. By soon we mean Friday, November 28th. Details at: fourchamberspress.com/submit.

  • 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.

  • Posted November 17, 2014
  • Urban Walking Narratives Required
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

StepAway Magazine is holding its 15th call for submissions. Our magazine is hungry for literature that evokes the sensory experience of walking in specific neighborhoods, districts or zones within a city. We accept poetry and prose under 1000 words. This is flânerie for the twenty-first century. Please submit your work and a press-ready biography. www.stepawaymagazine.com

  • Posted November 17, 2014
  • The Tishman Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

The Tishman Review seeks submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for its first full-length issue. We are an online quarterly literary journal, with print-on-demand capability. Our emphasis is on being open to the work the author chooses to produce rather than on purely subjective editorial tastes. Please see our submission guidelines at thetishmanreview.com for more details. We do charge a submission fee, but we also pay our contributors. With continued growth and support, we hope to eliminate the fee and increase contributor payments. We strive to honor each writer and the work they share with us.

  • Posted November 14, 2014
  • Touchstone Magazine: Students Submit Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

Submit to Kansas State University's creative arts & literary magazine, Touchstone. Established in 1975, Touchstone publishes works of poetry, non fiction, fiction, flash fiction, and visual art from students (undergraduates and graduates) all over the United States. One fiction or nonfiction piece per submission, no more than 3,500 words. 1,000 or less for flash fiction. Send up to 5 poems (no more than 12 pages) and 3 images of art (300 ppi resolution). There is no submission fee, but there is an opportunity for KSU student submissions to win cash prizes ($75 for 1st, $25 for 2nd). Send your manuscripts to . The magazine launches in April 2015. Visit our website at www.ksu.edu/touchstone.

  • Posted November 14, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: The Cumberland River Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Cumberland River Review reads during the traditional academic year, September through April, and aims to maintain a regular response time of three months. We read and encourage simultaneous submissions and acquire First North American Serial Rights and the right to maintain an archive copy of accepted work online. (All other rights revert to our authors upon publication.) We nominate work for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and other anthologies and prizes. As always, our hope is to feature work of moral consequence. crr.trevecca.edu

  • Posted November 14, 2014
  • Big Book of Useful Poetry (Humorous)
  • Deadline info Deadline: Until full

Submit "useful" poems as well as the tags for their usefulness. Tag examples: <comforting a friend on the death of his cat; quitting your job; congratulations on your facelift; thank you for watering my plants>. Poems can be previously published as long as you have the rights for reprints. No limericks. Submit up to three poems. bigwonderfulpress.com.

  • Posted November 14, 2014
  • Compose Journal—Call for Submissions, Spring 2015
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2015

Compose Journal is now reading for our Spring 2015 issue. We welcome poetry, short fiction, nonfiction and artwork; excerpts from traditionally published collections; and proposals for feature-length interviews and articles on the craft of writing. Notable contributors have included William Logan, Ada Limón, Randall Mann, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Josh Hanagarne, Rebecca Rosenblum, Barbara Abercombie and others. composejournal.com

  • Posted November 13, 2014
  • Blue Heron Review Open Call for Submissions 9/15-12/15
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 15, 2014

Please send 3-5 poems in the body of your e-mail. (Short, poetic prose will also be considered.) No attachments, please. Left aligned, single spaced poems are preferred. Poems with “creative” use of indents, and wonky spacing within lines, are also not encouraged. Please compose the subject of your e-mail as: Submission/Blue Heron/Your Last Name. Please include an author bio of 150 words or less. Please send your very best work. We are only looking for previously unpublished poems. No simultaneous submissions. Please send all submissions to Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor at: . www.blueheronreview.com

  • Posted November 13, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: Short Stories, Poetry, and Artwork
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Digital Papercut is an online literary journal seeking short story, poetry, and artwork of any theme for Volume 1.3. We welcome fresh new work as well as previously published work. Multiple submissions welcome. All Artists and Authors retain rights to their work. Submission is free. By submitting to DP, Artists and Authors can be published quickly, reach a larger audience online, share their published work with family and friends for free, and link their work in their online portfolios. Submission guidelines can be found at wordpoolpress.com/submit.html

  • Posted November 13, 2014
  • Understorey seeks poetry and prose on motherhood. Paying market.
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Understorey Magazine seeks fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and spoken word about motherhood. We publish online and pay $30-$50 (CAD) for accepted pieces. Understorey is a project of the Second Story Women's Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada. We publish work by women (writers who self-identify as women) and aim for diversity of experience and style. Writers must have some connection to Nova Scotia. Before submitting, please read our full guidelines at www.understoreymagazine.ca or email . Thank you.

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