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  • Posted July 25, 2016
  • Into The Void Magazine Issue Two
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 25, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Into The Void Magazine seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Issue Two. There is no theme. We want work that screams out from inside you and grabs hold of us. We want to hear what you have no choice but to tell. Unpublished and less established writers have as good a chance as any—it’s all about the writing. There is a €1.40 submission fee but if you buy Issue One in any format, it’s free to submit. Deadline September 25th. All details here: intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/.

  • Posted July 25, 2016
  • LUMINA, Vol. XVI: Borders and Boundaries
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

We are looking for bold, beautiful, and new interpretations of all the ways we interface with borders and boundaries in our world: travel, immigration, maps, gender, sexuality, love, citizenship, race, the physical body, language, death, the interior vs. the exterior, atmospheric layers, psychological barriers, prisons, fences, rules and relationships, challenging the boundaries among genres, and anything else this theme conjures up. luminajournal.com

  • Posted July 21, 2016
  • Anthology Seeking Submissions: Janeland
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

Six years have passed since the publication of Lambda Literary Award finalist Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, a groundbreaking exploration of sexual fluidity through intimate, firsthand stories. This anthology remains a crucial resource for women who find themselves deliciously (and distressingly) floundering in the knowledge that although they have always identified as straight, they are now madly in love with another woman. It’s time to update, extend, broaden, and strengthen the conversation in the sequel. Tell us your story. For more information, to go cleispress.com/blog/call-for-submissions-janeland/

  • Posted July 20, 2016
  • Driftwood Press: Call for Submissions (One Week Response Option Available)
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • 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. We also offer our submitters a premium option to receive an acceptance or rejection letter within one week of submission; many authors are offered editorships and interviews. www.driftwoodpress.net

  • Posted July 20, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: The Deep
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 20, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

CICADA YA lit/comics magazine wants you to take us down to the darkest ocean trenches, the distant reaches of outer space, the strangest corners of the human psyche. Tell us a tale about someone who is in too deep, with no choice but to keep going deeper. Turn a light on and show us all the bizarre, monstrous things wriggling around in the dark. (Let’s be honest—this call is totally a desperate plea for stories about creepy evil deep-sea merpeople. And aliens. We could always use more aliens.) cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820

  • Posted July 19, 2016
  • The MacGuffin Wants to Know What You're Doing This Summer
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The MacGuffin is currently looking for work to include in our upcoming Fall 2016 issue. Tell us about your summer vacation or that time your lemonade stand got hit by a texting driver. Or maybe stick with a more perennial Fall theme and send a lyric poem about scoring the winning touchdown at Homecoming, or a heartfelt ode to that girl who played flute in the marching band and never called you back (not to get too personal…). We accept all work via email and post. For full submission guidelines, head over to www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/ or email us at .

  • Posted July 18, 2016
  • Five on the Fifth Seeks Short Fiction Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Five on the Fifth, an online literary magazine, is currently accepting short fiction submissions for its 11th issue. Five on the Fifth publishes 5 short stories on the fifth of every month. Please read full submission guidelines at www.fiveonthefifth.com.

  • Posted July 18, 2016
  • Foliate Oak Seeks Strangely Beautiful Work
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine wants your best writing, art, and photography. We are seeking submissions from contributors who we have not previously published. Please read our guidelines before submitting: www.foliateoak.com/submit.html.

  • Posted July 18, 2016
  • Second Hand Stories Podcast Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

Second Hand Stories is an up-and-coming podcast where we plan to read short works of fiction submitted by our listener community. Our goals are twofold: we would like to give new and under-published writers an opportunity for their works to be heard, and we would like to bring fiction back to its original form as an oral tradition in an affordable alternative to audiobook services. We’re looking for any genre of fiction (no poetry) and our word limit is flexible (preferably between 2,000 and 6,000 words). Check out our demo episode at secondhandpodcast.com!

  • Posted July 18, 2016
  • Blueline Literary Magazine Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: November 30, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Reviews
  • 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 in the subject line. Further information at www.bluelinemagadk.com.

  • Posted July 14, 2016
  • The American Journal of Poetry Volume 2 Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Now reading for Volume Two. Please visit us at Volume One, with 70 poets (from beginners to the renowned) and over 125 poems: Stephen Dunn, Rae Armantrout, Robert Wrigley, Cecilia Woloch, Sturgill Simpson, Thylias Moss, David Wagoner, Ronald Wallace, J. Allyn Rosser, Pamela Sutton, Dick Allen, Daniel Lawless, Shara McCallum, Bob Hicok, Nin Andrews, Nance Van Winckel. A unique voice is prized. Be bold and uncensored. Our hallmark is "STRONG Rx MEDICINE." Long poems welcome. Published biannually online. Reading fee though our online submission manager Submittable. www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com

  • Posted July 14, 2016
  • Call for submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2016 issue (Vol. 11, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, cross-genre writing, and translations are welcome. 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, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted July 13, 2016
  • The Tishman Review is Reading for Volume Two, Issue Four
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Comics, Reviews, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The Tishman Review seeks fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art from those who represent and explore the cultural points of view of Earth’s four corners. Submit your best for our fall issue. We love the quirky, the funny, the scary, the jolting, the gorgeous, the wild, and the perceptive. We have options for writers desiring editorial feedback. Contributors are paid cash, and U.S. contributors receive one print copy. We’re always on the lookout for reviews and craft essays for our website. Fee free days are announced on Twitter @TishmanReview. Read our guidelines and submit: thetishmanreview.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted July 13, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Storm Cellar seeks new writing and art for late summer: fiction, flash, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrids, images in any medium. This is a literary journal of safety and danger. Send us your aesthetically ambitious, inventive, risky work. Especially listening for under-represented voices and authors connected to the Midwest. Send us volcanoes, lockboxes, codes, and spells. Guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit or skip right to stormcellar.submittable.com.

  • Posted July 13, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Fairy Tales & Folklore [REMIXED]
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 20, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

CICADA YA lit/comics magazine is looking for fairy tales and folklore with a twist—we want you to take familiar stories and dress them up; dress them down; give them some bite; shine a different light on them. Tell us a dark and weird tale from your culture, or show us something new. Let the wolf win. Stick all of those tired old folktale tropes in a blender, add genre-savviness and a dash of hot sauce, and serve over ice. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820

  • Posted July 13, 2016
  • Vine Leaves Literary Journal Now Open for Issue #18 Vignettes
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Vine Leaves Literary Journal is now open for Issue #18 vignette submissions. 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. For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/submission-guidelines.

  • Posted July 12, 2016
  • Urban Farmhouse Press Seeks Book-length Manuscripts
  • Deadline info Deadline: December 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Book

Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area. We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from. Series include Crossroads Poetry Series, Kilgore Trout Science Fiction Series, and Contemporary short fiction and novels. Submissions welcome from US, Canada, UK, and Australia. More details at: www.urbanfarmhousepress.com/submissions.html.

  • Posted July 11, 2016
  • Dying Dahlia Review: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Dying Dahlia Review is seeking poetry, flash fiction, and cover art by women writers and artists for our first ever eBook issue. The issue will be released at the end of the year. For an idea of what we are looking for, visit our site and check out the archives. Please send up to 5 poems (each no longer than a page), 3 flash fiction pieces (no longer than a 1000 words each) or 3 images (no bigger than 5 MB each). Submissions for the eBook issue must be received by September 1st. For complete guidelines, please visit DyingDahliaReview.com.

  • Posted July 11, 2016
  • shufPoetry Submissions Open
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

shufPoetry is now open for submissions for Issue 7, Fall 2016. Submissions open until August 31st. shufPoetry publishes experimental genre bending work that pushes the very definition of poetry. In lieu of a contest, we will choose one poet to be our featured poet. Featured poets get $100 (that's 1000 dimes), a feature on our website and full bragging rights. Take a look at what we like, and submit (submissions always free!). www.shufpoetry.com

  • Posted July 11, 2016
  • Gravel Is Seeking Submissions From New Contributors
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Dazzle us with your lyrical essays, brave nonfiction, fearless fiction, intriguing poetry, surprising photography and artwork. In September, we will begin accepting submissions from previous contributors. www.gravelmag.com

  • Posted July 11, 2016
  • 3Elements Review Seeks Submissions for Issue 12 (Relic, Passageway, Kiss)
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

3Elements Review is now accepting submissions for Issue 12! The elements are Relic, Passageway, and Kiss. All three words must be used in any poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction submissions. Art and photography submissions must represent at least one of those elements. We have published new and well-known writers from all over the world. Due July 31. Issue will be released October 1. 3elementsreview.com/submit

  • Posted July 07, 2016
  • Windhover is Looking for Writing that is Unafraid of Belief
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Windhover is currently reading submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We are especially looking for work that engages in Christian and spiritual themes. We want writing that avoids the didactic, the melodramatic, the trite, the obvious, the oversimplified. Eschew tricks and gimmicks. We want writing that invites rereading. undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

  • Posted July 07, 2016
  • The Timberline Review Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: October 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Timberline Review, a new semi-annual literary journal published in the Pacific Northwest, seeks short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and essays for the Winter/Spring 2017 issue. We’re looking for writing that has the power to inspire a conversation with the times we live in. We welcome new work from established and emerging writers. Submission period is open July 1st through October 15th. More at timberlinereview.com/submissions.

  • Posted July 06, 2016
  • Fall First Line Deadline
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

There are just a few weeks left to submit your story for the fall issue of The First Line. The first line is: "Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die." Stories should be between 300 and 5,000 words. Check out www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm for more information.

  • Posted July 06, 2016
  • Jazz Cigarette is Now Accepting Poetry Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2016
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Jazz Cigarette is looking for fresh, engaging verse for its Fall 2016 issue. Visual poetry and prose poems are welcome, and forms both experimental and traditional are encouraged. Everything from the natural to the social. We want to see with your words. www.jazzcig.com

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