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  • Posted July 07, 2015
  • Bimonthly Publication Amuse-Bouche Accepting Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Translations
  • Type Literary Site

Call for submissions starting July 1: The Antioch University Los Angeles Creative Writing MFA program's bimonthly publication, Amuse-Bouche, is accepting submissions for its upcoming issues. Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for young people, literary translation, and visual art submissions are all welcome. Please visit Lunch Ticket's website for submission guidelines: www.lunchticket.org. Deadline: July 31, 2015.

  • Posted July 07, 2015
  • Big Muddy Literary Journal Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Big Muddy literary journal seeks new poetry, fiction, articles, photos (reproduced in b&w; high contrast is preferred) for its upcoming issue. Any topic, any style. Send unpublished work, cover letter, and SASE to Susan Swartwout, Big Muddy, One University Plaza, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/bigmuddy/

  • Posted July 07, 2015
  • ISO quality queer literary writing HMU
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

EDUCE Literary Journal is committed to showcasing visual artists and publishing innovative literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established and emerging writers from the queer community. We are a full-color, magazine-sized, biannual publication that operates primarily on an e-platform, but utilizes print on demand. Queer = Other. www.educejournal.com

  • Posted July 07, 2015
  • The Transnational seeks political & socio-critical poetry and short essays
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

We want work that is often difficult to place—nothing written to satisfy the imagined capacities and desires of an audience. We are looking for ambitious and challenging creative texts which fit the concept of the Transnational—meaning that they make a constructive contribution to the political and social developments in the present. www.the-transnational.com/get-involved.html

  • Posted July 07, 2015
  • Palaver Journal, UNCW's Online Interdisciplinary Journal Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program. Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. We accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia. Visit us at palaverjournal.com to peruse our past issues and to submit your work! Email us at with any questions. Please make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. We look forward to reading your work!

  • Posted July 07, 2015
  • TQ Review wants your queer words!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

TQ Review is the literary journal component of Damaged Goods Press. We are now accepting submissions for our inaugural Summer 2016 issue. We are interested in publishing trans* and queer writers of all backgrounds, genders, and orientations. TQ Review is a digital and print annual journal of all written works. Please visit damagedgoodspress.com/tq-review/ for more information.

  • Posted July 06, 2015
  • Compose Journal Seeking Submissions for Fall '15 (Issue 6)
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Compose Journal is seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry, feature articles, and artwork for our Fall 2015 issue. We publish work by established and emerging writers, and past contributors have included William Logan, Ada Limón, Robert Vivian, Marion Roach Smith and Ian Duhig. Submission guidelines can be found here: composejournal.com/submissions/.

  • Posted July 06, 2015
  • Ashland Creek Press Seeks Work on Environment & Animal Protection
  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting submissions of book-length fiction and nonfiction on the themes of the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife—above all, we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories. We are open to many genres (young adult, mystery, literary fiction) as long as the stories are relevant to the themes listed above. Submissions MUST be made online using the service Submittable. Visit www.ashlandcreekpress.com/submissions.html for complete details.

  • Posted July 06, 2015
  • The Boiler: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Boiler is accepting submissions in poetry, short stories, and short memoir/essays (prose under 3,500 words) for its fall 2015 issue. Submissions close August 15, 2015. We look forward to reading your work. For submission guidelines visit www.theboilerjournal.com/guidelines. About The Boiler: The Boiler was started online in 2011 by a group of MFA students from Sarah Lawrence College. Now publishing quarterly. Recently published authors include: Emily O'Neill, Nick McRae, Jennifer Givhan, Jenny Molberg, Julie Marie Wade, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Alex Lemon, and Rigoberto González.

  • Posted July 06, 2015
  • carbonate magazine - Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

carbonate is a quarterly literary magazine published online. We accept submissions of poetry, essays, short fiction, and novel excerpts year-round. We are seeking deeply human, fully realized work from far and wide, and always hope to include voices new to us and new to publication. Please send us work that truly resonates and brings the reader to a new place. The online journal also publishes interviews with accepted authors and artists. We’ll take a look at everything, but boring work will probably not find a home here. Send us your best. Try something new. We might love it. salidafoundry.wordpress.com/rmcw-carbonate-quarterly-magazine/

  • Posted July 06, 2015
  • Flash Fiction Podcast Seeks Submissions under 2,000 Words
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

No Extra Words, the flash fiction podcast, seeks stories under 2,000 words, with a preference for stories under 1,000 words. No reading fees and no deadlines. You record your own story or we record it for you, your choice. We never print the text of stories so you keep all your rights. We accept previously published work and love emerging writers. Check us out at noextrawords.wordpress.com.

  • Posted July 06, 2015
  • HOUSEGUEST Magazine Seeks Submissions for Summer and Fall 2015 Issues
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

HOUSEGUEST Magazine, a new literary journal celebrating the juxtaposition of the common and the strange, is now reading for its Summer and Fall 2015 issues. HOUSEGUEST is published three times a year, in March, July, and November, and seeks compelling works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art year-round. Visit www.houseguestmag.com for details.

  • Posted July 02, 2015
  • Vine Leaves is Now Open for Issue #16 Vignette Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay
  • Type Magazine

A vignette is a snapshot in words that focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. We accept prose, poetry, script, and artwork/photography for the cover and/or interior of the issue. All vignettes accepted for publication online will be considered for The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015 print anthology. All accepted authors/artists will also have any books they have published advertised on our website and considered for review on our blog. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com.

  • Posted July 02, 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 July 01, 2015
  • Polychrome Ink Seeking Diverse Literature
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

We are looking for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by diverse authors and/or featuring diverse themes. We are offering flat rate payments for accepted submissions; $15 for pieces under 1k words, $25 for poetry, and $40 for pieces between 1k and 5k words. You can find our submission guidelines at zillion-press.com/information.

  • Posted July 01, 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 July 01, 2015
  • Print and Audio Journal Wants CNF, Poetry, Fiction, and Reviews
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews, Audio
  • Type Magazine

Profane is an annual print and audio journal featuring an eclectic mix of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We record every poem and piece of prose we publish in the author's own voice. We are seeking submissions for our upcoming issue. There will be no strict guidelines regarding form or content. We're looking to be surprised by brave, weird, and/or personal work. The issue will be curated from a mix of open and solicited submissions, and will include work by both emerging and established authors. Find out how to submit your work at www.profanejournal.com.

  • Posted July 01, 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 July 01, 2015
  • Augury Books: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

Augury Books is open for submissions of full-length poetry and prose manuscripts. We seek high-quality poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction and are committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers. Augury Books is a proud member of CLMP. We are based in New York City and our titles are distributed by SPD. Authors will receive a standard contract (payment & copies). We are an independent press and the $10 reading fee helps cover publication costs, author payment, and maintaining our catalog. For complete submissions guidelines, please visit our website: augurybooks.com/submissions-2/

  • Posted July 01, 2015
  • Amethyst Arsenic Returns; Seeks Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Amethyst Arsenic is an online paying market open to all forms of poetry. Within this broad scope, we have a preference for well-crafted imagery that brings a fresh use of language and perception. We also lean towards vignettes, moments, stories and meditations on people, objects, and scenes; the intimate whether confessional or personal, versus broad commentary. For an idea of our aesthetic, please visit us at www.amethystarsenic.com. Amethyst Arsenic is an ELJ Publications journal.

  • Posted July 01, 2015
  • Buddhist Poetry Review: Volume Two, Issue Two
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 25, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Buddhist Poetry Review is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry. BPR will be accepting submissions for Volume Two, Issue Two from July 1st, 2015 through August 25th, 2015. Please visit our site for submission guidelines: www.buddhistpoetryreview.com/submit.

  • Posted July 01, 2015
  • Send Us Your Unforgettable Work
  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted July-May.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics
  • Type Magazine

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 July 01, 2015
  • Anthology of Poems & Prose about the Theater
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

The Play is The Thing: An Anthology about the Theater is looking for poems, flash and essays about the theater. It can be about a theater, behind the scenes, a stage actor or play or anything at all related to the stage. Submit through Submittable. Payment 1 copy.

  • Posted July 01, 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 June 30, 2015
  • Call for Quotes: A Man Is . . .
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Men and women are invited to complete this phrase in one sentence: “A man is . . .” Entries will be considered for publication in Passions of a Man, an anthology of men's writings that will show women who men are, to be published by Vineyards Press in 2016. Guidelines for submitting your sentence are at www.vineyardspress.com/Quotes.

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