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  • Posted January 19, 2017
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 3 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Three. Please visit us to read Volume Two: 135+ poets (worldwide—from beginners to the renknowned), 200+ poems. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted January 19, 2017
  • 45th Parallel Magazine: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Calling all creative writers! We at 45th Parallel Magazine are seeking your high quality poetry, prose, and comics for our second issue. This time around, we are especially interested in reading flash, lyric, or experimental pieces, but our top priority will always be good writing, regardless of form. Send us one or more items of prose (4,000 words, total), up to 5 poems, or any comics through March 1st. Submissions are absolutely FREE through our Submission Manager. Check the submission guidelines at our website (45thparallelmag.com/submissions), or drop us a line on Twitter (@45thparallelmag).

  • Posted January 18, 2017
  • West Texas Literary Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

West Texas Literary Review is an online literary magazine that is now open to reading poetry, flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), and essays (up to 2,000 words) for our inaugural issue. We seek work that is thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. To read the guidelines and submit, please visit www.westtexasreview.com/submit.html.

  • Posted January 17, 2017
  • Allegro Poetry Magazine March Edition Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Allegro Poetry Magazine seeks to publish the best contemporary poetry. Issue 12 will be published at the beginning of March and the editor is looking for poems on any theme. The deadline is 31st January. For full submission guidelines go to www.allegropoetry.org/p/submit.html.

  • Posted January 17, 2017
  • Gold Man Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review is currently accepting submissions for our Issue 7, which will be published November 01. We accept submissions of fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words and up to three poems by a single submitter. We love work that pushes boundaries and tend to gravitate toward those submissions. We regularly submit our contributor’s work to the Pushcart Prize, the O.Henry Prize Stories, and Best American Anthologies. Since we’re a West Coast journal, we only accept submissions from writers from Alaska, Oregon, Washington, California, and Hawaii. We look forward to reading your work. www.goldmanpublishing.com

  • Posted January 16, 2017
  • Call for Submissions: New Madrid Summer 2017
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

We invite well-crafted, compelling submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our summer 2017 issue, which carries no theme—we are open to any subject matter. Quality is the determining factor for acceptance in New Madrid. Submissions open January 15, 2017 and close March 15. Please visit our website for details on how to submit via Submittable. We look forward to considering your work. Warmly, The New Madrid Editors, newmadridjournal.org

  • Posted January 16, 2017
  • Seeking Exceptional Longform Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

True Story is a new monthly magazine from the editors of Creative Nonfiction. Each issue features one exceptional work of creative nonfiction. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work. www.creativenonfiction.org/true-story

  • Posted January 16, 2017
  • Gravel Seeks Raw, Honest, and Humorous Writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Gravel Literary Magazine, produced by the University of Arkansas at Monticello's MFA program, needs art, photography, hybrid works, cnf, poetry, fiction, flash, and is also accepting writing for our blog that is an on-going response to the election. Read us first. Then, submit your best work: gravel.submittable.com.

  • Posted January 16, 2017
  • 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 January 11, 2017
  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted January 10, 2017
  • Split Rock Review Accepting Submissions for Spring 2017 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Video
  • Type Magazine

Split Rock Review, an online literary magazine, is accepting poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, book reviews, graphic narratives, comics, digital literature, and hybrid forms that explore place and the natural environment. We love innovative writing that finds new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the stuff of everyday life. To view past issue and information about our submission guidelines, visit www.splitrockreview.org.

  • Posted January 10, 2017
  • Submit to The Indianola Review!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Indianola Review is currently accepting submissions of fiction and poetry for our next several online issues. We charge no submission fees and never will, but we do offer an optional premium submission category (96-hr response times) in lieu of pestering writers for donations. We're a quarterly journal with no genre restrictions—we're simply out for the best prose and poetry we can get our hands on. Make sure to check our site for info on our upcoming online workshops. We look forward to reading your work! theindianolareview.com

  • Posted January 09, 2017
  • Deadline Extended: Seeking Creative Nonfiction about Adaptation
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 6, 2017
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation”—original essays illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly-changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives of prisoners, patients, refugees, students, travelers, and other citizens. We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide range of experiences and circumstances. 4,000 words max; $3,500 for best essay, and all submissions considered for publication. www.creativenonfiction.org

  • Posted January 09, 2017
  • Baobab Press Seeks Short Fiction Exploring the United States West
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Anthology

Baobab Press and the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program in Creative Writing are partnering to publish This Side of the Divide, an anthology of short fiction exploring the United States West. This exciting project speaks to the West’s newness, vastness, sense of territoriality and transience, spanning from untouched wilderness to hyper-urban settings. Selected writers receive a complimentary copy and $100. Writers retain the rights to their pieces, which should be 3,000-5,000 words, and must be sent for review no later than March 31, 2017. Please send your story and brief cover letter to . Visit baobabpress.com/submissions for more details.

  • Posted January 09, 2017
  • BLJ Wants Your Extraordinary Words and Art!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Issue 5 of BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is calling for submissions of poetry, fiction, artwork, and any other great works that would impress our young readers. Visit our site (www.balloons-lit-journal.com) for past issues and submission guidelines. We enjoy submissions that show you have read our work and know what we are looking for.

  • Posted January 09, 2017
  • Minerva Rising is Accepting Submissions for Our Spring/Summer Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Minerva Rising Press is now accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography for our upcoming Spring/Summer issue, themed Ripples. Whether from the personal or the political, we want to read your reflections, thoughts and reactions to that unexpected stone cast into the pond of life. $15 submission fee, $50 for published fiction or nonfiction prose and $35 for poetry. For more information and submission guidelines visit our website at minervarising.com

  • Posted January 09, 2017
  • Call for Writing by Girls Worldwide
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Girls Right the World is a literary journal inviting young female-identified writers and artists, ages 14 and up, to submit their work for consideration for the first issue. We believe that girls’ voices can and do transform the world for the better. We want to help expand girls’ creative platforms so that female-identified people from all races, religions, and sexual orientations can express themselves freely. We currently seek poetry, prose, short-stories, and lyric essays of any style and theme. We like powerful, female driven writing and work inspired by beautiful things in life. Send your best writing, in English or English translation, to by April 1, 2017. www.girlsrighttheworld.com

  • Posted January 09, 2017
  • Empty Sink Publishing Seeks Bold Works of Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

The new Empty Sink Publishing is open for submissions. Our new format is focused exclusively on short fiction and creative nonfiction, published on a monthly basis. We are looking for work that defies conventions and stretches the mind. We do not want standard genre fiction, but could potentially accept fiction in any genre if it fits our voice. Follow submission guidelines—failure to do so will result in immediate rejection. emptysinkpublishing.com/submissions/

  • Posted January 05, 2017
  • shufPoetry is Now Open for Submissions to Issue 8
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

shufPoetry is a biannual online poetry journal that seeks work which challenges the very definition of poetry through experimentation, mixed media, genre bending, video, animation, sound, visual text, and music. While we do publish really good conventional poetry, we love visual, textual, artful, experimental kinds of work. Look through our archives to see what kinds of things we like. Submissions are free. www.shufpoetry.com

  • Posted January 05, 2017
  • Jamii Publishing is Now Accepting Poetry Collection Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio
  • Type Book

By poetry we mean any writing that is poetic in nature including unusual written work and a writing that is a bit hard to categorize. Slipstream, hybrid, children's poetry, multiple authors, short story, lyric essay, visual/textual is all fine. We also publish broadsides and we are initiating a handmade limited chapbook series for local artists (San Bernardino, CA) this year. We are looking for women and artists of color who are actively working in the community. Submissions are free. www.jamiipublishing.com

  • Posted January 05, 2017
  • Wordrunner eChapbooks Seeks Fiction, Memoir, Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Poetry, fiction, and memoir will be considered for the Winter 2017 Wordrunner e-Chapbook anthology. The theme for this issue is “breaking barriers.” We want emotionally complex work about pushing boundaries, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror, fantasy, or sci fi unless it transcends the genre. Submit up to three poems, a short story, a personal narrative, or a novel/memoir excerpt (up to 5,000 words). Deadline: January 31, 2017. Work should not have been previously published. No fee for submissions. Token payments ($5 to $25). Guidelines and submittable link at echapbook.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted January 05, 2017
  • WILDNESS: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

WILDNESS is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers. For submission guidelines visit readwildness.com/submit or email .

  • Posted January 05, 2017
  • Mistake House Magazine Calls for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 5, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Show us your world and voice. We welcome the familiar revealed in new ways, the curious, inventive, tenacious. Poetry and fiction submissions open to students currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs. Submission accepted until March 5, 2017. Submission fee $3. See guidelines at www.mistakehouse.org. Mistake House Magazine is a publication of the Principia College English Department.

  • Posted January 04, 2017
  • Hermeneutic Chaos is Now Open to Chapbook Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Chapbook

Hermeneutic Chaos Press is now open to poetry and prose chapbook submissions for its 2017 line, and our reading period will continue until January 31. We are primarily looking for work that moves us through surprising use of language and imagery, and helps us to visit aesthetic realms that are unique and powerful. There is no fee to submit. To read the guidelines and/or to submit, please visit www.hermeneuticchaospress.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted January 03, 2017
  • Gris-Gris Seeks Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Gris-Gris, an online journal from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, has published works by Pulitzer Prize winners and Pushcart nominees. We invite submissions of literary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from emerging and established writers. We are open to all styles and subjects. Send three to five poems, one story of no more than 7,000 words, or up to three pieces of flash fiction of no more than 500 words each. For full submission guidelines, visit our website: www.nicholls.edu/gris-gris/submission-policy/.

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