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  • Posted August 04, 2015
  • Concho River Review Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews
  • Type Magazine

Concho River Review, a print journal out of San Angelo, Texas now in its 29th year of publication, invites submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry as well as book reviews. Book reviews are especially needed for the fall issue. Although we keep our focus on the southwest, CRR publishes authors from all over the world (many for the first time), and subjects and settings are just as broad. Free submission via e-mail to section editors. Submissions year-round. Please check out our journal or visit our website at: conchoriverreview.org.

  • Posted August 04, 2015
  • Lowestoft Chronicle Seeks Fiction, Poetry, and Essays for Winter Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Lowestoft Chronicle, an online literary magazine published quarterly, is seeking well-crafted, original, and previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the Winter issue (Issue #24: December 1st). 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 more information, please visit our website at www.lowestoftchronicle.com.

  • Posted August 04, 2015
  • Seeking submissions for Buffalo, NY Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 11, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Anthology

We're seeking submissions for an anthology devoted to all things Buffalo. Living in Buffalo means more than surviving snow and regretting missed Super Bowl chances. We want to capture our city’s old bones, the new waterfront, the glowing summers, the chaos and collapse of our school system, the humiliation and reclamation of our water, the pride, loneliness and racism that divides us and the warmth and resilience that unites us. We want to include fabled stories of Buffalo’s golden years from our oldest residents and the impressions and aspirations of our newcomers. beltmag.com/the-buffalo-anthology/

  • Posted August 04, 2015
  • Sediments Is Seeking Submissions for Issue 5!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Sediments Literary-Arts Journal is now seeking submissions for its fifth issue. We want your best art, poetry, and fiction. Wow us with your vivid colors, your strong imagery, and your hypnotizing tales. Give us something new and refreshing, like a cool wave kissing your toes on the beach as the sand and sediments rush out to sea. Read our submission guidelines for more information: www.sedimentslit.com/submit.

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things (Young Readers & Writers)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things is a semiannual, beautifully-illustrated journal bringing great writing across genres to young readers—and great reading from young writers! Submissions are accepted from professional and amateur writers age 10 and up, but works for and by readers ages 10 to 18 are strongly encouraged. Themes do not need to be "Young Adult" or "Middle Grade" but should be accessible to all readers. Published samples are available on request, or see our full Submission Guidelines plus Rights & Rates at emberjournal.org/submission-guidelines for details.

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Engaging, character-driven fiction and nonfiction
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Type Literary Site

The Flexible Persona is a biweekly literary journal that publishes fiction and nonfiction in audio and print format. We publish engaging, character-driven fiction. Stories of how characters sustain themselves in the context of relationships and communities appeal to us. The Flexible Persona is a space for experimentation, chances, accidents and discoveries. 1200 – 6500 words.

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Blueline Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions for Its 37th Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks seeks poems, stories, and essays about the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, focusing on nature’s shaping influence. We also welcome nonfiction about the region’s literature or culture. Submission period July 1 through November 30. Decisions mid-February. Payment in copies. Simultaneous submissions accepted if identified as such. Please notify immediately if your submission is placed elsewhere. Electronic submissions encouraged, as Word files, to . Please identify the genre’s work in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Minerva Rising Call for Submissions: Body Image Theme
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 18, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” —Amy Bloom. Minerva Rising is an independent literary journal celebrating the creativity and wisdom in every woman. We are looking for thought-provoking fiction, nonfiction, photography, poetry, and essays by women writers and artists for Issue 9 whose theme is Body Image. There is a fee to submit. Please visit us at minervarising.com/submissions/ for more information on our current theme and submission guidelines.

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Apeiron Review's 10th Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography
  • Type Magazine

We want something real, something beautiful, something ugly, and something that sings to the far reaches of our being. Make us laugh or make us cry, but we want something visceral. Give us the sincere, the genuine, the moment captured. There are no limits on form, but please keep short stories and nonfiction to 3k words or less. Flash fiction 1k words or less. Free verse poems are generally favored over those that rhyme. Limit 3 poems per author per submission period. www.apeironreview.com

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Fire Tetrahedron: Journal of Poetry & Art
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Fire Tetrahedron is now accepting poetry, translations, artwork, & photography submissions for its inaugural issue. Fire Tetrahedron is a new print & electronic journal dedicated to sharing & exposing those spaces where nature & culture collide. Like Prometheus, we’re fascinated by how these intrinsically adverse elements interact, grow symbiotic, or erupt in unpredictable ways. We encourage poets & artists to send us their best work that somehow satisfies our curiosity about our place in the world & our interactions with it. Set us aflame. We dare you. For more information, check out firetetrahedronjournal.com/submit.

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • Fiction Fix Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Art
  • Type Magazine

Fiction Fix seeks works of short fiction and artwork for the Spring 2016 issue. All works submitted are considered for Editor's and Readers' choice awards, qualifying recipients of which are nominated for inclusion in the Puschcart, Best American Short Stories, Best of the Web, and other awards. fictionfix.net

  • Posted August 03, 2015
  • The Sonder Review Is Currently Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Sonder Review is a publication of art, short fiction, and creative nonfiction that strives to question, redefine, and challenge conventional viewpoints; to usurp the definition of reality and truth. 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. But most of all we are looking for distinctive writing and unique voices. Astonish us. Provoke us. We are waiting on your words. Submissions for our fall issue must be received by midnight, August 31st. www.sonderreview.com

  • Posted July 30, 2015
  • BPL Accepting Submissions for First Issue of Volume 2
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

One year later and The Birds We Piled Loosely is still going strong. Thank you to everyone who has contributed past, present, and future to make this magazine possible. We are opening the floodgates for our fall issue. Deadline to submit is August 31st. Join the bird pile with your poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, art, whatever we can fit in a pdf we'd love to see. For more submission guidelines checkout: birdspiledloosely.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

  • Posted July 30, 2015
  • Pack Up Those Stories and Send Them to Us
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Cargo Literary is a nonfiction journal that seeks writing focusing on passage and transformation for their fourth issue. Looking for personal essays, poetry, and visual art (photography and more) that explore episodes of travel and personal growth. We want your honesty and your bravery – unpublished work only please. Deadline: August 31st, 2015. Begin the journey with us! www.cargoliterary.com

  • Posted July 28, 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 July 28, 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 July 27, 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 July 27, 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 July 27, 2015
  • 4ink7 Coming Soon
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

4ink7 seeks very well-crafted and imaginative literary works. There is no genre that is out of bounds as long as it is excellent writing. All submissions are received through our online submissions portal. For each submission, there is a $3 reading fee. This helps to cover our costs of advertising and production. Your submissions are valuable to us, and we respect your time and effort by reading, pondering, and responding within 30 days. Many thanks!

  • Posted July 27, 2015
  • Submit Your Work to Empty Sink Publishing
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Empty Sink Publishing, an online magazine, is calling for quality prose, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual media submissions that stretch the mind, defy convention, and offer a new perspective on life. We are currently a non-paying publication, but hope to change that soon. We have an open submissions policy and publish a new issue every two months. Our fourteenth issue will be available the first week in August. 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 July 23, 2015
  • Urban Farmhouse Press seeks Essays on Writing Craft for Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Anthology

Urban Farmhouse Press is seeking essays on the craft of writing for their upcoming Ford City Writer’s Craft Anthology. Specific focus on fiction, poetry, and science fiction wanted. Essays should be a minimum 2000 words and maximum 9500 words, adhere to MLA formatting, and being single or co-authored. The authors of pieces selected for this anthology will receive a small cash honorarium as well as two contributors copies of the anthology. Contributors paid on publication of anthology in early 2016. Submit electronically at urbanfarmpress.submittable.com/submit. More details at www.urbanfarmhousepress.com.

  • Posted July 23, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction for the Fall 2015 issue (Vol. 10, No. 2). 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.

  • Posted July 22, 2015
  • Short fiction and poetry with East African focus
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The editors welcome submissions of short fiction (short stories or novel excerpts) and poetry in English and Swahili for our second issue. Please send no more than two stories of up to 4,000 words each or as many as four poems. Though Kikwetu focuses on publishing work by East African writers, we welcome and even encourage submissions by writers from all over Africa, the planet, the universe... We do not have a predetermined theme so just send us your best work! Submissions will close on September 1, 2015. www.kikwetujournal.com

  • Posted July 22, 2015
  • Women & non-binary artists, Loud Zoo is looking for you!
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

We are exclusively accepting submissions from women and non-binary people. Sorry dudes, we need balance around here – we'll consider your work again this fall. Loud Zoo is a digital multi-media magazine interested in transcending the typical and challenging societal norms published tri-annually by Bedlam Publishing. Submissions are open July 15th - August 15. Short fiction, nonfiction and poetry are always welcome, but we’re craving visual art and multimedia! Please visit www.bedlampublishing.com/submissions.html for full details.

  • Posted July 21, 2015
  • Body Verses Seeks Submissions in All Genres
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

Body Verses, an online journal devoted to narratives of the body and illness, is seeking contributions in all mediums and genres. We are especially drawn to pieces that consider the way we emotionally and conceptually navigate illness, the way we make sense of our medical records in the context of our lives, and the way we cope with pain and aging. For complete submission guidelines, please see our current issue at www.bodyverses.com.

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