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  • 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 Both established and unpublished poets welcome.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.

  • Posted June 29, 2015
  • bioStories New Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Magazine

bioStories is an on-line literary magazine of creative nonfiction focused on biography and autobiography. We publish weekly “feature essays”, semi-annual digital issues, and digital and print thematic anthologies. We read submissions year round for essays keeping with our tradition of “sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives.” Writers are encouraged to visit the website to gain a full sense of our reading tastes and literary mission of presenting exceptional writers exploring the subtleties of the lives we might otherwise overlook. We are also currently looking for artwork and cover art that reflects our literary focus. Full submission guidelines are available by visiting: www.biostories.com.

  • Posted June 29, 2015
  • Clementine Poetry Journal: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Clementine Poetry Journal publishes a small selection of poetry each month online and a companion printed journal once or twice a year. Poets we’ve recently featured include: Thomas Zimmerman, Yu-Han Chao, Corey Mesler, Anne Britting Oleson, and William Doreski. We’re drawn to well-crafted poems that are attentive to language and music—whether formal, free verse, language/experimental, or prose poem. Fast response times, usually within a week or two. A $3 submission fee helps defray expenses of publishing the annual volume and sending a free copy to contributors. Read our guidelines and currently posted work at clementinepoetryjournal.com.

  • Posted June 29, 2015
  • Stoneboat Seeks Submissions for Fall Issue
  • Deadline info Deadline: August 1, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

Stoneboat literary journal is accepting submissions of poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic literature, b&w art, and photo essays through August 1st for the Fall 2015 issue. Quality is our only publication consideration—we want work that excites us and makes us want to turn the page. We are entering our sixth year of publication and have featured work by Robert Vivian, Philip Dacey, and Simon Perchik; we've also interviewed Chad Harbach and Sandra Kleven. Visit our website and/or read back issues to determine if your work would be a good fit. We prefer electronic submissions but also accept hardcopy. www.stoneboatwi.com

  • Posted June 25, 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 June 24, 2015
  • Gambling the Aisle: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Gambling the Aisle invites the submission of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and indefinable things for our next issue. We are attracted to the experimental and the strange, but more importantly we’re attracted to thoughtful, well-crafted work. We accept simultaneous submissions and encourage work from writers/artists of all backgrounds. For submission guidelines and to submit, visit gamblingtheaisle.submittable.com/submit. To view our latest issue visit www.gamblingtheaisle.com/

  • Posted June 23, 2015
  • Submit fiction and creative nonfiction to Burrow Press Review
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Cross-genre
  • Type Literary Site

Burrow Press Review features one new work of fiction or creative nonfiction on its homepage each week. We publish a wide range of established and emerging writers. Send us your best literary fiction and/or creative nonfiction. Flash fiction and experimental pieces are also welcome. 5,000 words max. burrowpressreview.com

  • Posted June 23, 2015
  • Two Cities Review Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre
  • Type Magazine

New online literary review seeks submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry up to 3,000 words. Two Cities Review seeks high-quality fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that bridges the gap between forms, genres, or realities. We accept simultaneous submissions and will consider work for the blog if the issue is full. You may submit multiple pieces at once as long as the total word count is not over 3,000. Visit twocitiesreview.com/submit for more info.

  • Posted June 23, 2015
  • Submit to Mud Season Review!
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

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. We publish online monthly: one story, one portfolio of poems, one essay or piece of narrative nonfiction, and visual art. 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 publish one print journal annually. Visit www.mudseasonreview.com for more information.

  • Posted June 22, 2015
  • Sliver of Stone Magazine: Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: July 15, 2015
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

We are a biannual, online literary magazine (www.sliverofstonemagazine.com) dedicated to the publication of work from both emerging and established poets, writers, and visual artists from all parts of the globe. We're now looking for submissions for our 11th issue! Deadline: July 15, 2015.

  • Posted June 22, 2015
  • Submit Art/Photography for the cover of our 2015 anthology!
  • Deadline info Deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Genre Art, Photography
  • Type Anthology

Please send us your best work to be considered for the cover of The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015. Please make sure your art/photography is available in 300 dpi, and at least 2000 pixels wide. You may submit 10 pieces. Important: Please name each file in this format: Title by Your Name. If your piece is accepted you will receive a payment of $65 AUD ($50 USD) and a complimentary copy of the anthology. Submission fee: $5 USD. We are an independent, non-profit literary journal. Fees help cover, though not fully, contributor payments and publishing costs. Submit: www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/news/submit-your-artphotography-for-the-cover-of-our-2015-anthology

  • Posted June 22, 2015
  • The Screaming Sheep Open for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

The Screaming Sheep is now open year round for submissions! Send up to 10 pieces (up to 800 words per piece) to Walt Wolfman at . For more information and to read past issues, check out our website: screamingsheepmag.com.

  • Posted June 22, 2015
  • DIALOGIST is Reviewing for Vol. II, Issue V
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

DIALOGIST, an online quarterly journal of poetry and art, is seeking original and previously unpublished poetry, as well as art/photography/illustration. For submission details, please visit: www.dialogist.org/submit.

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