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  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Gival Press Welcomes Poetry/Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadlines: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

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 March 02, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Migration
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its Fall/Winter 2015 double issue with a special focus on Migration. Literal and figurative translations of the theme welcome. Not only flight, but also movement; not only movement, but also kinetics; not only kinetics, but also conflict; not only conflict, but also arrival; not only arrival, but also immersion. Dare to be topical, but also sincere. Microbiology, Animalia, suburbia, electronica, strata-relocate, dislocate, elocute. Deadline September 15, 2015, or until the issue fills. Note the call in a cover letter, but otherwise, follow the appropriate guidelines: thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu/submissions.htm.

  • Posted February 27, 2015
  • Bartleby Snopes Call for Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

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 February 27, 2015
  • Four Way Books for Publication of Poetry and Short Fiction
  • Deadline info Deadline: Year-round
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

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 February 26, 2015
  • NDQ Seeks Art and Science Submissions; Offers Subscription Deal
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

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 February 26, 2015
  • Temenos Journal Extends Submission Deadline
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 20, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Temenos is extending our submission deadline for our Spring 2015 edition, Paradigm Shift! The new deadline is midnight March 20th, so if you missed the opportunity to submit, now is your chance! We are looking for art, fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that examines contradictions and perspective shifts in nature. Check out our submission guidelines at www.temenosjournal.com/submit.html ‪#‎publishing‬ ‪#‎temenos‬ ‪#‎journals‬ ‪#CMU

  • Posted March 04, 2015
  • Submit to Story Un/Natural World Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time. How do we tell stories of it? How do its stories inform us? For Story #4 (late 2015), send your best work in any form that explores the natural and built worlds here on Earth. Glaciers and cityscapes. Flora and fauna and concrete. From the pastoral all the way to Mega City One. www.storymagazine.org

  • Posted March 04, 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 March 04, 2015
  • American Tanka Invites Submissions of Tanka Poetry
  • Deadline info Online submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

American Tanka, publishing fine English-language tanka since 1996, seeks submissions of well-crafted, original, unpublished five-line tanka. Please view our most recent issue online and use our online submission form. www.americantanka.com

  • Posted March 04, 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 March 04, 2015
  • HerStories Project Accepting Submissions For Next Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 30, 2015
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

The HerStories Project is a community of women writers and publisher of successful anthologies. Our latest collection of essays is titled So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood. We’re looking for well-crafted, true accounts that explore and examine the reality of motherhood. Please visit our website for submissions guidelines: www.herstoriesproject.com/call-submissions-glad-told/.

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Verse’s 2015 Reading Period Now Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Verse’s 2015 reading period for the print edition will end March 15, 2015. Verse is considering submissions of 20-40 pages in any genre (including hybrid and cross-genre work, collage, erasures, and visual art). Contributors receive $10/page, $250 minimum. To submit, go to verse.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Call for Poetry: Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 30, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Contemporary Rural Social Work journal welcomes poetry that describes rural experience by evoking a sense of place and rural identity. If possible, the poetry should pertain to some aspect of human services. The submission period is from November 15 to March 30. Submissions received after the journal review time frame will be considered for the next issue unless the author is requested to revise the submission or the submission is declined. Poems should be submitted to the Poetry section of the journal at the following website: journal.und.edu/crsw/. Poetry Editor: Danielle Dubrasky, Southern Utah University.

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Raleigh Review Call for Submissions for Fall 2015 Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 30, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Raleigh Review is now accepting poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction submissions for the Fall 2015 issue. Raleigh Review is a biannual print publication with beautiful cover art, high-quality paper, full-color interior art, and stunning writing. We are looking for work that is emotionally and intellectually complex without being unnecessarily “difficult.” All submissions are online; there is a small fee to submit. We pay $10 per piece plus one free contributor’s copy and a discount on additional copies. See full guidelines at www.raleighreview.org, and browse the archives while you’re there!

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Neo-Legends to Last a Deathtime Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Anthology

From Adairville to Zebulon, Kentucky is full of battlefields, hollers, historical houses, cabins, and forts—eerie places that lend themselves to the odd, the spooky, and most of all, entertaining stories. All it takes to submit is a map, Google, and a story rooted in a factual Kentucky place, even if you are in Timbuktu. So, give us your ghosts, ghouls, goblins, fairies, freaks (of nature or mind), or whatever you imagine, and tell us about it or them in a legend, fable, or fairy-tale. Send to . Stretch the historical truth or just your imagination in a short story (1000-300K), flash fiction (500-1000K), or poem (1-3). kystory.net

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Submit to Twisted Vine!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is currently seeking fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, interviews, audio/video, and visual art for its forthcoming spring 2015 issue. Produced by graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Western New Mexico University, issues are published biannually online each semester. Unlike previous semesters, the spring 2015 issue will be a PDF/ePub release. Twisted Vine is especially interested in work that embraces an interdisciplinary approach to literary and visual arts. Both experimental/hybrid and traditional work is encouraged. Please visit www.twistedvine.org for more information. We look forward to reading your work.

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Rattle Seeks Scientist Poets
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Rattle's Fall 2015 issue will be dedicated to Scientists. The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, but must be written by poets who have degrees or have had careers in the sciences. Please explain how this applies to you when you submit, or we won’t be able to consider it for the theme. Submissions are free, and we pay contributors $50/poem. www.rattle.com

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • The Cape Rock Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Cape Rock is one of the oldest ongoing journals in the nation: 50 years strong! We publish established and emerging poets. Send 3–5 previously unpublished poems, any style, with cover letter and SASE to Susan Swartwout, The Cape Rock, One University Plaza MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. www6.semo.edu/universitypress/TheCapeRock/

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Pine Hills Review: Reading So Hard
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Pine Hills Review seeks submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in quality work, no matter the genre, form, or style. Hybrid and experimental work is encouraged. We consider submissions year-round through Submittable. We ask for first North American serial rights only. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. We publish work every Wednesday, and the work lives on in our archives page thereafter. If an author’s work later appears in a collection or anthology, we ask that you include us in the acknowledgements because it’s the cool thing to do. pinehillsreview.strose.edu

  • Posted March 03, 2015
  • Call for Submissions: Torrid Literature Journal
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Torrid Literature Journal is looking for unpublished material for future issues. More specifically, we’re looking for poems, short fiction, articles, interviews, and book reviews. We are looking for thought-provoking literature that speaks for itself. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please visit our website for submission guidelines: torridliterature.com/Submit.html.

  • Posted March 03, 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 March 02, 2015
  • Short fiction: Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Born out of a Nairobi-based writing group, Kikwetu is a semiannual online literary journal that aims to publish both new and established writers from East Africa and beyond. We are currently reading submissions for our first issue which will feature short fiction in English and Swahili from those with some connection to East Africa. www.kikwetujournal.com

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Submit to Repurposed Issue Two
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Repurposed is interested in art that engages with repurposed themes and items. That’s the most important thing, so the following guidelines are just that—guidelines. We will consider work that falls outside of these specifications, if they suit the spirit of Repurposed. For this issue we invite submissions of all incarnations (see our submission guidelines at www.repurposedmag.com) that somehow interact with the ideas of loss, grief, mourning, or absence. Please send all submissions to . End date for submissions: March 30th 2015.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Call For Submissions: Food & The South
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Wraparound South, a journal of new Southern writing, is seeking themed submissions for its summer 2015 issue: Food. Send work with reference or connection to food and the South. Whether that takes the form of an investigation into pot likker, a family around a table, or an ode to a meal you once had in Alabama, we’re interested. Like the geographical definition of southern, food-centered writing is a shifting landscape: the connection to food, as well as the South, is open to interpretation. Please see our full guidelines on www.wraparoundsouth.org. Send submissions to wraparoundsouth[at]gmail by April 1, 2015.

  • Posted March 02, 2015
  • Calls for Entries - WCCA - Int'l Arts Conference
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Literary Site

The Third Annual “Warnborough College Conference on the Arts” (WCCA) will take place from the evening of 14 July through 17 July 2015. Our theme for this year’s conference is Art as Illusion. Brief proposals are due 1 April 2015. Tracks include: Visual Presentations, Art History, Art Studio, Film, Radio & TV, and Creative Writing Workshops, Academic Papers, Short Films, Art to Exhibit, Indie Authors, Round Tables. www.warnborough.org

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