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  • Posted December 18, 2014
  • The Screaming Sheep is open to submissions for Volume II!
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014
The Screaming Sheep is open to submissions for Volume II! We are a magazine looking for those who lust for change, and aren't afraid to scream about it. Our Volume I was a wonderful success, and we are determined to do even better for our Volume II! “Baaooooooooo”—Walt Wolfman. www.screamingsheepmag.com
  • Posted December 18, 2014
  • CutBank Open to Submissions Through February 1, 2015
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2015

CutBank Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for our upcoming print issues through February 1, 2015. We accept compelling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We're global in scope but with a regional bias; we lean toward the edgy, the unforgettable, the pieces that capture the beautiful and painful realities of humanity. Please go to cutbankonline.org for more information and to submit.

  • Posted December 17, 2014
  • S/tick seeks fabulous feminist art and creative writing
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, but it's exactly what S/tick is looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy. Please visit our site and review the submission guidelines, then send us your bright and touching art, poetry, and prose with a biting feminist bent! Preference may be given to women and artists in Canada.! s-tick.tumblr.com

  • Posted December 17, 2014
  • Submit fiction and creative nonfiction to Burrow Press Review
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Burrow Press Review features one new work of fiction or creative nonfiction on its homepage each week. We publish a wide range of established and emerging writers. Send us your best literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction and experimental pieces are also welcome. 5,000 words max. burrowpressreview.com

  • Posted December 17, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: Crush
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

A crush is an itch. An agitation. An impulse. We have romantic crushes, friend crushes, brain crushes, even food crushes; we crush on slam poets, celeb scientists, pumpkin spice, steampunk, that jacket, those boots. Look at it sidelong, and a crush is trivial: "it's just a crush." But infatuation is perilous. It can kill your cool and short your brain: we'll do mad things in pursuit of a crush. Flirt and you open a door. And there's no knowing what will happen next. Cicada YA lit/comics mag is on the lookout for subs on crushes: www.cicadamag.com/submitwork.

  • Posted December 16, 2014
  • damselfly press seeks submissions by women writers
  • Deadline info Email submissions accepted year-round.

damselfly press seeks to promote exceptional writing by women. We welcome work from female writers of all experiences. If you’d like to submit, please first visit our guidelines section before emailing your submission. damselflypress.net/submissions/

  • Posted December 16, 2014
  • The Drunken Odyssey Needs Personal Essays on Beloved Books
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

The Drunken Odyssey, an amazing writing podcast, needs personal essays for its “Book that Changed my Life” segments. Send pitches for essay ideas to . For approved pitches, essays should be between 500 and 800 words. The format is to discuss what was going on in your life when you encountered the book, what about the book affected you so much, and close retrospectively with your life now, after having had the book become a part of you. Accepted essays will be read by the authors (when possible) and paired with music. For examples, check out the podcast at thedrunkenodyssey.com.

  • Posted December 15, 2014
  • Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people aged from before preschool all the way to age 18. Photography, writing, poetry, art and anything creative really is welcome. Check it out here to see how you could become published: www.poetryspace.co.uk/young-writers-space/. In the future we plan to have a book with all the best contributions. Please encourage friends and fellow students to submit to our cause to encourage young people.

  • Posted December 15, 2014
  • Call for Submissions on Illness and Gender!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015
Submit to our anthology of essays, stories, poems, and artworks by artists and authors who either identify as female and are writing about illness or who are exploring the role of gender in the illness experience. We welcome submissions under 3,500 words from any and all interested applicants, including but not limited to students, teachers, writers, artists, and medical professionals. Previously published works, the rights to which have reverted to the author, are eligible for submission. Email with submissions (in .doc, .docx, or PDF form) and questions (including requests to submit an article over the given word limit).
  • Posted December 15, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: great weather for MEDIA
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 15, 2015

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology. Our focus is on the edgy, unpredictable, fearless, and innovative. We welcome submissions from national and international writers Please visit greatweatherformedia.com/submissions for details and guidelines.

  • Posted December 15, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: 2015 Manifest West Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2015

Western Press Books of Western State Colorado University invites submissions for the 2015 edition of its literary anthology Manifest West. This year we are calling for submissions based on the theme of WESTERN WEIRD. Please visit www.western.edu/westernpress for guidelines and submission details.

  • Posted December 15, 2014
  • Borderlands Accepting General and Special Section Submissions!
  • Deadline info December 15 and 31, 2014

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review's general submission window for issue 42 (featuring Celeste Guzman Mendoza) is open until Dec. 15th, and our special section featuring the work of CantoMundo fellows is now open until Dec. 31st! www.borderlands.org/guidelines.html

  • Posted December 11, 2014
  • Dirty Chai Submission Call!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 31, 2015

Dirty Chai wants your MADNESS! We’re looking for work that reflects the sort of disillusioned chaos that seems to be wreaking havoc on the world today. Show us your alternative realities; we want to feel what you feel. We accept works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art/photography that isn't afraid to press boundaries, bend genre. Have something that kicks it up a notch, but you're not sure if it fits the theme? Send it anyway! We are accepting both themed and general submissions. Head to www.dirtychaimag.com for more info & to view past issues.

  • Posted December 10, 2014
  • Seeking stories, poetry, and book reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: mid-January 2015

Anak Sastra seeks short stories (fiction or creative nonfiction), poetry, and book reviews for its 18th issue to be published in late January 2015. Contributors and/or story themes must have some connection to Southeast Asia. For more information and to submit work, please visit: www.anaksastra.com.

  • Posted December 10, 2014
  • Timber Journal Calls for Innovative Prose, Poetry, and Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

We’re looking for the fun-house mirror that, for all its distortion of reality, still reveals—emphasizes, even—something true. This gets called “experiment” sometimes, but we aren’t married to (or even going steady with) the term. Let’s put it like this: you can play with your forms, you can take risks with your syntax. If genre is your thing, you can draft ninjas and goblins and cyborgs. So long as the sentences are tasty and the content is calorific, we’ll eat it up. We publish work online on a rolling basis as well as in an annual print anthology. www.timberjournal.com

  • Posted December 09, 2014
  • All We Want This Holiday Is Your Submission
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Chestnuts may be roasting on open fires but your work definitely will not be when it finds a home in The MacGuffin. Just as the snow begins to accumulate outside, we’re beginning to accumulate work for our Winter 2015 issue. Our staff loves poetry of the reflective, introspective variety and prose that evokes a strong voice. Work in this issue will appear alongside the winners of Poet Hunt 19, judged and commentated by Carl Dennis! For full details, see www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at . Let us give you the gift of publication this year!

  • Posted December 09, 2014
  • Call for Poetry Submissions for 3rd Edition
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

We are looking for poetry submissions for our 3rd edition. We accept all forms of poetry as submissions, 3 poems maximum per person please. threeandahalfpoint9.weebly.com

  • Posted December 09, 2014
  • Your poems wanted on the theme of 'Transatlantic'
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 1, 2015

here/there:poetry seeks your poems around the theme of 'Transatlantic' for our fourth issue, due online in early March. Submission guidelines are here: here-there-poetry.co.uk/web/contact-us/. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Posted December 08, 2014
  • 1st PRINT Issue (Issue 8) OPEN for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2015

Sundog Lit is accepting submissions for our 1st PRINT issue! We are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, chapbooks, and art for our next issue! Submissions are open from October 1st until January 1st, 2015. Visit sundoglit.submittable.com/submit for complete guidelines and submissions info.

  • Posted December 08, 2014
  • FishFood Magazine is Seeking Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 8, 2015

FishFood Magazine is accepting submissions for its second issue, LIVING. We are seeking simple and raw materials that define what 'living' means to the average individual. For example, a person can submit a photograph of the everyday occurrence of brushing one's teeth or a poem describing real life emotions that we all experience daily. Someone can even send a short film about a person working a meaningless 9-5 job, existing but hardly living, dissatisfied with life. Send anything that you feel speaks to you regarding life itself. For more information, please review our 'Submit' page at www.fishfoodmagazine.com. Deadline for submissions is January 8, 2015.

  • Posted December 04, 2014
  • Call for Submissions Poetry or Short Prose—The Voices Project
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

The Voices Project, an online literary venue for women to promote social change, is taking submissions of poetry or prose. Women and girls of any age or education level are encouraged to submit. We take submissions year round and accept poetry no longer than 2 typed double-spaced pages. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Please include a short bio (200 words or less) with your submission. Anonymous submissions and multiple submissions welcome, no more than 5. Submit through our website: www.thevoicesproject.org/submit.html OR email us at . More detailed submission guidelines can be downloaded on the "Submit" page of our site.

  • Posted December 03, 2014
  • Call for Submissions: Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Hermeneutic Chaos seeks to publish the best contemporary poetry and prose by both emerging as well as established writers. We welcome all forms of experimental, hybrid and avant-garde literature, collaborative writings, visual, performative and graphic outpourings-anything that art is capable of. More than anything else, however, we look for whatever you might want us to read. In order to read the guidelines and/or submit, please visit www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/submit.html

  • Posted December 01, 2014
  • FEILE-FESTA Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2015

FEILE-FESTA, an online literary journal, needs poetry or microfiction, somehow evoking cultures of Mediterranean and Celtic societies, especially Irish and Italian/Sicilian, whether found in the native country of origin or the diasporas to America or Canada. We are also interested in any writing about life in New York City. Deadline: January 1, 2015. Send submissions by e-mail only to . Visit www.medcelt.org/feile-festa/index.html (Submissions) for complete guidelines.

  • Posted December 01, 2014
  • Sippy Cup Magazine is seeking submissions for our 1st issue!
  • Deadline info Deadline: January 1, 2015

We are an online literary magazine that seeks to publish previously unpublished fiction of 5,000 words or less. All genres are accepted, though the editors tend to favor literary fiction. We seek to provide exposure for new and emerging writers, but you can submit even if you are already an established author. Send us your best work. No fee for submissions. All submissions should be emailed to: . Visit our website for more details: www.sippycupmagazine.com.

  • Posted December 01, 2014
  • Winter Reading Period - Thrice Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 31, 2014

99% of the work published in Thrice Fiction is unsolicited. We publish first-time authors regularly. We accept everything from micro to up to 5000 words. You can read every one of our past issues for free online, so there's no excuse for not knowing what we do. Go to our website, click on "Submissions" and read the directions. No email. Work is sent to us via Submittable only. No coming-of-age stories. Please resist ending your story in suicide and be more creative than that. Don't care about your dog. Hook us early. www.thricefiction.com

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