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  • Posted May 26, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Ghosts
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 26, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

What haunts you? Cicada YA lit/comics magazine is looking for works on restless spirits, old-timey séances, supernatural visitations, and mortals possessed by shadowy pasts. Send us spine-shivering poetry, fiction, essays, comics, and incantations. See details at www.cicadamag.com/submitwork.

  • Posted May 26, 2015
  • Cargo Lit Seeks YourBest Travel Stories
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Cargo Literary is a nonfiction journal that seeks mature writing focusing on passage and transformation for their third issue. Looking for personal essays, poetry, and visual art (photography and more) that explore narratives of travel and personal growth. We want your honesty and your bravery. Deadline: July 15th, 2015. Begin the journey with us. www.cargoliterary.com

  • Posted May 26, 2015
  • Referential Magazine Wants You to Get Connected
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Referential Magazine (ReferentialMagazine.org) is an online magazine of literary connectedness. We are a community where writers give a nod of acknowledgement to other writers by referring to pieces on our site. We are a home for literary luminaries and future luminaries alike, and we look forward to reading your writing. We are now open for submissions of poems, stories, and creative nonfiction.

  • Posted May 26, 2015
  • Mothers Always Write seeks essay and poetry submissions about motherhood.
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

Mothers Always Write is an online literary magazine for mothers by mother writers. Please submit up to 3 poems (<25 lines) or a creative essay (<2,000 words) about parenting. We also seek micro-nonfiction (<300 words) and posts for our parenting blog. Writers guidelines are available on our website www.mothersalwayswrite.com. Please submit through Submittable.

  • Posted May 26, 2015
  • Turn : Turn : Turn Seeking Flash Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Turn : Turn : Turn : A Season of Short Short Stories is a quarterly journal of flash fiction, each issue containing 30 authors with 3 stories each for a total of 90 days of fiction or a season of flash. We're current seeking submissions of 7 stories (100% reprint with secured rights is OK) for our upcoming issues. A minimum of 3 stories per contributor, if accepted, will be chosen. Please limit length of stories to 750 words. Payment is one contributor's copy. www.eljpublications.com

  • Posted May 26, 2015
  • Reopened for SF/F Submissions - Lackington's Magazine
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words. Our writers and artists have been nominated for or won Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy awards. We buy fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, and any flavor of punk. We’re excited by stories by, or representative of, members of traditionally marginalized communities. Visit www.lackingtons.com to see what themes we're reading for at the moment and learn more about the kind of prose we're seeking.

  • Posted May 21, 2015
  • Call for Panel Proposals
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

The 2015 Other Words Conference wants to see your panel proposal! Be a part of the banter November 5-7 among today’s writers, editors, and publishers in the architecturally inspiring rooms and halls of Flagler College. Featured writers are NPR personalities and creative powerhouses Jacki Lyden and Ed Ward. Explore the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, FL, and participate in friendly readings, panels, roundtables, manuscript consultations, and workshops. We prefer panels that focus on this year’s theme, Music, and on writers and writing. No academic papers, please. Submit to Lisa Lanser Rose and Rick Campbell .

  • Posted May 20, 2015
  • damselfly press seeks submissions by women writers
  • Deadline info 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 May 20, 2015
  • Dialogual Looking for Dialogue-Only Stories
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

Dialogual is the only magazine that is exclusive to dialogue based stories. We publish on a weekly basis, every Thursday. Send stories up to 350 words (although leeway is offered) or over 1000 words that can be serialized. For a better description, check out the guidelines and the interview, and at least one story so you can see how these stories should be formatted and done. dialogual.wix.com/dialogual

  • Posted May 19, 2015
  • Fiction Submissions Open for Summer 2015 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 10, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Liminoid Magazine is now reading short fiction for its second issue, Summer 2015, which goes live on June 21st. We're looking for fiction that's on the cusp: neither here nor there, unbound by convention or genre expectations. We're open to unique and exceptional genre and multi-genre work, as well as fiction that doesn't quiet fit under any name tag. Send us your best. Full submission guidelines at www.liminoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted May 19, 2015
  • Qu: a literary magazine Now Accepting Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

Payment upon publication: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem. Qu is produced by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte (www.qulitmag.com) and publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts of outstanding quality. We will be accepting submissions through August 31st.

  • Posted May 18, 2015
  • Driftwood Press: Call for Fiction, Poetry, Art, and Literary Criticism
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2015
  • 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. Stay updated on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/driftwoodpress.

  • Posted May 18, 2015
  • Howl is Accepting Submissions!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Literary Site

Howl, edited by Deltona High School students, is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art for our online literary magazine. Please feel free to send up to five poems or art and no more than one piece of prose at a time. Our focus is an eclectic variety of work from the United States and abroad, enthusiastically welcoming international submissions. Howl is welcoming work of any theme with the focus on quality, uniqueness, and tugging on our pathos. We're looking forward to reading your great writing and sharing it with the world. Visit us at DeltonaHowl.com.

  • Posted May 18, 2015
  • All Accounts and Mixture: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writers, Artists
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 19, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews, Video
  • Type Magazine

CutBank is excited to announce that “All Accounts and Mixture: A Celebration of LGBTQ Writers and Artists” will return this summer. Taken from Gertrude Stein’s poem “Rooms,” our series title appears in the line: “Cadences, real cadences, real cadences and a quiet color. Careful and curved, cake and sober, all accounts and mixture, a guess at anything is righteous, should there be a call there would be a voice.” Submissions open May 18th. Poetry, prose, visual art, reviews and interviews will all be considered, so get your work ready. We can’t wait to see what you have for us. www.cutbankonline.org

  • Posted May 18, 2015
  • Four Ties Lit Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 26, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Four Ties Lit Review is now open to submissions May 15th – June 26th for its fourth issue (un-themed). We’re an online review looking for smart and entertaining Poetry, Fiction, NonFiction, and Art. Check out our previous issue fourtieslitreview.com/home/issue-3-volume-1-summer-2014/ and see our guidelines fourtieslitreview.com/submit/.

  • Posted May 18, 2015
  • Call for poetry and writing submissions from young people
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

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 May 18, 2015
  • Call for Submissions - Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 31, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama
  • Type Magazine

Nerve Lantern: Axon of Performance Literature, a journal of experimental performance texts and texts about performance, is preparing a supplemental digital issue that will pay tribute to Yoko Ono, with guest editors Joel Allegretti and Jay Besemer. The editors are seeking performance texts that interpret and respond to Ono’s Fluxus art, instruction pieces, and ideas. Submit a maximum of 10 pages as an attachment (Doc or PDF) to . The deadline is October 31, 2015. Visit www.pyriformpress.com/nervelantern/ for information about Nerve Lantern.

  • Posted May 15, 2015
  • Borderlands accepting poetry and book review submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is accepting general poetry and book review submissions for issue 43 until June 15th. Borderlands is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas that has been publishing poetry along with photographs, reviews, and essays for over 20 years. Check our submission guidelines at borderlands.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted May 14, 2015
  • FLARE: The Flagler Review looking for your submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

FLARE: The Flagler Review is looking for evocative, compelling fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and artwork for its Fall 2015 edition. Want to be part of it? Submissions are now being accepted. FLARE is the literary journal at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and prints two publications a year. We seek new, up-and-coming, and established writers and artists. For more information, visit theflaglerreview.com.

  • Posted May 13, 2015
  • Animal Literary Magazine seeks fiction, essays, poetry, and art
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Literary Site

Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine is looking for essays, stories, poems, and art that capture the essence and immediacy of the beast. Animal is a subject-specific litmag, however loosely we define “animal.” In some form, we want a literal beast as a central character or motif. Render on the page what is both alien and familiar about an animal, animals, or being “animal.” For more information, visit animalliterarymagazine.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted May 13, 2015
  • Essays on the Existential Crisis
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

There are those days when you’re ready to give in to what may or may not be the fates—when you realize there is no control, and remember to look up, and it’s midnight, and there are the stars. You remember to remember that there are all those planets and dark matter and black holes and the furthest visible galaxy is 78,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away, and you have no idea of how you might/could/should even visualize/ingest/comprehend that. Educe Press is looking for creative nonfiction on the existential crisis, under 5000 words (or maybe longer—you decide). educepress.submittable.com/submit/40347

  • Posted May 13, 2015
  • Send us some Poetry/Prose this summer. We're not vacationing.
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is looking for a few more stories and a lot more poems to appear in our Summer 2015 issue! Of course, we’re on the lookout for some good work for Fall as well. Send us some of your more attractive reflections on the season. We’re big fans of introspective poetry and prose that carries a strong narrative voice. We’ll even look at essays on how you spent your Summer (or Spring) vacation as long as they have the same madcap enthusiasm as a mid-80s family comedy. For more info, please visit www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or shoot an email to .

  • Posted May 12, 2015
  • The Conium Review Online Compendium Seeks Flash Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

The Conium Review Online Compendium is currently open to flash fiction submissions. We like fiction that takes risks. Send us fine-tuned prose with a punch. Show us bizarre characters and strange settings. We publish plenty of paragraphed prose, but we also like fiction presented as lists, open letters, chat logs, or any other oddball format you can think of. No reading fee. Send up to three pieces, each individual piece should be under 1,000 words. Full submission guidelines at: coniumreview.com/online-submissions/.

  • Posted May 12, 2015
  • Pitch us your true story about a Pittsburgh neighborhood!
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 12, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

We’re planning a series of books and events that will tell the real story of modern Pittsburgh’s rise to national prominence and provide networking and publishing opportunities for local writers and the area’s literary community. We're currently taking pitches for the first book, about the city's neighborhoods. Accepted writers will participate in a day-long collaborative workshop in Pittsburgh this fall and receive $1,000 upon publication. Complete info at www.creativenonfiction.org/writing-pittsburgh

  • Posted May 12, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Volume 5, Issue 2
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

For our eighteenth issue, we are entertaining poems that resulted from a writing prompt, as well as fine original poetry outside of this theme. We simply ask that individual submissions do not exceed more than three (3) poems per poet, and that each individual poem not exceed more than three (3) pages. blastfurnace.submittable.com/submit/4588

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