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  • Posted January 29, 2015
  • 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 Both established and unpublished poets welcome.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 January 29, 2015
  • Blinders Journal Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015

Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications? We here at Blinders Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets, new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. www.blindersjournal.org

  • Posted January 29, 2015
  • Gival Press Welcomes Poetry/Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadlines: Rolling

Gival Press, an award-winning independent literary press, is looking for authors/poets who have a message in their work. If you have something to say and feel that others would be interested in reading your work, consider sending your work for consideration. We have four annual contests: the novel, the short story, a single poem, a collection of poetry. In addition we are now considering work for our online journal, ArLiJo, through May 15, 2015. Visit us: www.givalpress.com. Submission Portal: www.givalpress.submittable.com.

  • Posted January 28, 2015
  • 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 January 28, 2015
  • Damfino Journal, Poetry, Essays, & Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Damfino Journal is looking for poetry, creative nonfiction, and essays. No fiction please. We are also interested in odd literary bits. We like smart, quirky, literary. Please read through our mission statement and submission guidelines carefully: daminfopress.com/WP

  • Posted January 28, 2015
  • Four Way Books for Publication of Poetry and Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round

Four Way Books annually publishes fifteen aesthetically diverse titles of poetry and short fiction. Our authors include: Tina Chang, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Yona Harvey, Gregory Pardlo, Eileen Pollack, Kevin Prufer, Daniel Tobin, and C. Dale Young. We are comprised of five primary programs: a literary press, a sponsored residency, Pay a Book Forward, a prize program, and an electronic literary journal, Four Way Review, which can be read at fourwayreview.com. To learn about submission opportunities throughout the year, visit our website fourwaybooks.com.

  • Posted January 27, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Furies
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 27, 2014

From The Eumenides to Riot Grrrl, righteous fury's a fierce presence in the arts. Cicada YA lit/comics mag is looking for works on vigilante superheroes, avenging deities, and brassed off teens. Works on claiming anger & owning its strength especially encouraged! Send us manifestoes, calls to arms, zines, comics, poetry, fic, and essays on Furies. Visit www.cicadamag.com/submitwork for details.

  • Posted January 27, 2015
  • 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 January 27, 2015
  • Off the Coast Call For Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.

Off the Coast, now in its 20th year, is a quarterly journal of poetry, art and reviews of poetry books. We accept submissions year-round. All styles and forms of poetry are welcome, visit our website for samples of the work we publish www.off-the-coast.com. We publish poetry from prize winners and first-timers, youth and international poets, the only criteria is that the work be well-crafted. We seek color photos and graphics for the cover and black & white images for inside the magazine. Please check our website or our submission manager for more details: offthecoast.submittable.com/Submit.

  • Posted January 27, 2015
  • 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 January 27, 2015
  • Bartleby Snopes Call for Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction. We want to publish the best new stories we can find, giving writers an opportunity to publish their best work and inspiring writers to create great works of fiction. We currently publish two stories per week online and end each month with our Story Of The Month contest. The winner receives $25 and publication in our semi-annual print magazine. We respond to all submissions within 5 days and provide personal feedback. Our online magazine had over 30,000 readers last year. Please send us your best fiction up to 3,000 words by visiting us at www.bartlebysnopes.com.

  • Posted January 26, 2015
  • Meat for Tea: The Valley Review now Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2015

Meat for Tea: The Valley Review is now accepting submissions for the "Kummerspeck" issue of the magazine. Themes are never to be taken literally, but rather to serve as inspiration. The current reading period ends March 1st. We welcome simultaneous submissions, but ask to be notified when work is accepted elsewhere. www.meatfortea.com

  • Posted January 26, 2015
  • NDQ Seeks Art and Science Submissions; Offers Subscription Deal
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015

North Dakota Quarterly invites unpublished and original nonfiction essays, short fiction pieces, poems, and artistic images for a special issue (Vol. 80.4) that explore and illuminate the intersection of art and science, the similarities and distinctions between artistic and scientific perspectives, and how these merging methodologies impact other disciplines. No more than 6,000 words, written for a general audience. Deadline is March 15, 2015. With this ad (until July 31, 2015), get more than 50% off a regular subscription. Contact us at and use code "ndqsuper." arts-sciences.und.edu/north-dakota-quarterly/

  • Posted January 26, 2015
  • Blast Furnace Call for Submissions: Vol. 5, Issue 1
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2015

For publication consideration in Blast Furnace Volume 5, Issue 1, slated for April release, the following file formats are accepted: document format (.pdf), rich text format (.rtf), and .doc/docx (Microsoft Word), or .mp3/.wav audio files. To submit, visit blastfurnace.submittable.com/Submit. For our 17th issue, we are entertaining poems with the theme of mistakes, as well as fine original poetry outside of this theme. Deadline to submit is March 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

  • Posted January 26, 2015
  • 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 January 26, 2015
  • From the Depths 2015: Backroads & Porch Swings
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2015

Haunted Waters Press is currently seeking works of fiction and poetry for the 2015 issue of our literary journal, From the Depths. Backroads and Porch Swings will feature works depicting a slice of life in rural America. Captivate us with the romance and simplicity of country living. Bring us subtle Midwestern tales of lives rooted in soil. Show us the other side of the tracks with darker fiction inspired by the great Southern Gothic and Country Noir storytellers. Most of all, take us back to the places that haunt our memories and call us home. hauntedwaterspress.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted January 23, 2015
  • Unbound Octavo Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 3, 2015

Unbound Octavo is a collaborative publication—each issue features “interlocking” stories created by authors who may never actually “meet”. We’re reading stories which interlock into the current story published on the website. Every six weeks, a new story posts online & we’ll open submissions for stories related to it. UO’s word limit is 1K for interlocking stories. To read the current story which is open for submissions of interlocking stories, visit www.unboundoctavo.com. To submit a story (up to 1000 words) to Unbound Octavo, visit: nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/35982. Unbound Octavo is a paying market, $25 flat fee per piece of art or flash fiction!

  • Posted January 23, 2015
  • Transference seeks submissions of translated poetry & accompanying commentary
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 28, 2015

Transference, published both online and in print by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University, invites submissions of translated poetry and accompanying commentary on the art and process of translation. We publish translations from the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, and Japanese. Read our 2014 issue and submit up to four poems with commentary at scholarworks.wmich.edu/transference/. The submission period for our 2015 issue closes on February 28. Contacts: David Kutzko and Molly Lynde-Recchia, Editors, at .

  • Posted January 23, 2015
  • Battery Pack Seeks Submissions Of Micro Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015

Battery Pack II will be a tiny anthology of short stories, made from a single folded sheet of paper. Take a look at the first volume of Battery Pack to get an idea of the format. The finished article will be given away for free with the Summer issue of Neon. I'm seeking short stories containing no more than seventy-five words. If the story contains paragraph breaks it may be necessary to reduce that wordcount. I prefer stories where there’s a clear narrative. For further terms and a submission form, please see the website. neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=3492

  • Posted January 23, 2015
  • Cactus Heart seeks submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling

Cactus Heart seeks new and original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, & art for upcoming e- and print issues. We want spiny writing & art—sharp, relentless, coursing with energy & able to thrive in the harshest of places, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior. Send us your prickly little hearts; make us swoon. More info: cactusheartpress.com/about. Full guidelines: cactusheartpress.submittable.com. Questions:

  • Posted January 23, 2015
  • 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 January 22, 2015
  • North American Review Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference
  • Deadline info Submission deadline: February 22, 2015

Share your work with us this summer! The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. Deadline for submission has been extended to February 22, 2015. Critical and Creative Writing papers, panels, and roundtable proposals are welcome. Questions can be directed to the conference director Jeremy Schraffenberger at schraffj [at] uni [dot] edu. northamericanreview.submittable.com/submit

  • Posted January 22, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction for the Spring 2015 issue (Vol. 10, No. 1). All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is automatically considered for our annual editor's prize, and several pieces from the journal have later appeared as selections, finalists, and/or notable stories in Best American Essays, Best of the Net, Best of the Web, and storySouth Million Writers Award. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online:  www.applevalleyreview.com.

Lowestoft Chronicle, an online literary magazine published quarterly, is seeking well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the next two upcoming issues (March and June). We are looking for short fiction from 1,000 to 3,000 words, flash fiction up to 1,000 words, creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words, and poetry of any length. Preference is given to humorous submissions with an emphasis on travel. For guidelines, sample work, and additional information, please visit our website at www.lowestoftchronicle.com.

  • Posted January 21, 2015
  • 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

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