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  • Posted February 04, 2016
  • Timberline Review Seeks Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Newly published by Willamette Writers, The Timberline Review is drawing attention. "From the very get-go all of the elements of a first-rate journal are here in abundance: gorgeous layout and design, a keen and yet eclectic editorial vision, and a myriad of voices coming together to sing of the mysteries of the human heart." (Robert Vivian, author, essayist and faculty at Alma College, Michigan). Submissions are open January 1 - April 15 for the Summer/Fall 2016 issue. Established and emerging writers welcome. Full guidelines at timberlinereview.com.

  • Posted February 04, 2016
  • Seeking Submissions from Writers, Artists, Creatives, and Multimedia Makers!
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations, Audio, Video
  • Type Magazine

Carbon Culture Review is looking for submissions in all categories for our 2016 print issue as well as our quarterly online issues. We have also extended the deadline for our 2015/2016 $1000 poetry film contest. See our guidelines at: carbonculturereview.submittable.com/submit. We are a tech, art and literary magazine distributed in the US and abroad with a focus on tech-related themes and ideas. We also encourage outside interviews, articles, and reviews as well as new multimedia art forms that explore who we are as creatives in the tech age.

  • Posted February 02, 2016
  • Brilliant Submissions Wanted
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Magazine

Submissions wanted: 1,000 words or less. We are looking for short works that give the reader a "flash" of revelation or surprise; or beautifully written (or humorous) short, short stories that burn into the reader's memory... and, check out our no-fee writing contests. No poetry, please. brilliantflashfiction.com

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • The Capra Review has Extended its Deadline!
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

The Capra Review is accepting fiction, nonfiction and art for its Spring 2016 issue. We have published work from emerging and established writers, among them a 2013 Man Booker International Award finalist and Whiting Writers' Award winner. Read our past issues then send your best work to: . We accept simultaneous, one at a time, submissions. For complete guidelines, visit www.thecaprareview.com. Follow @CapraReview.

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • GFT Press Call for Submissions
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

GFT is an all-profits-to-charity literary and art press seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art for print and online publication. Please submit your best, most polished work! Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it. Guidelines and submissions: www.gftpress.com/submissions. (Now accepting interview submissions as well. Email with queries)

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: riverSedge
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Drama, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors have included Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, and Sandra Cisneros. riverSedge is now accepting submissions through March 2016. All submissions (except reviews and interviews) will be eligible for three $300 prizes in the categories of prose, poetry, and art. Dramatic scripts and graphic literature will be judged as prose. All eligible submissions require a $5 reading fee. Submissions should be electronically transmitted to: riversedge.submittable.com/submit.

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Adventure
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 23, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Ladybug is looking for remarkable tales to thrill very young children. For this audience, an exciting story could explore an experience as common as starting out at a new childcare center or as wild as setting sail in a magical ship. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, we are interested in simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, lively language, and humor. Submit to Ladybug (for ages 3–6): cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818.

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal Seeks Poetry
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 30, 2016
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Contemporary Rural Social Work is an online scholarly journal associated with the Rural Social Work Caucus. The poetry section publishes high quality poems that describe the rural experience by evoking a sense of place and rural identity. If possible, the poetry should pertain to some aspect of human services. Please refer to the website to for examples of what we are looking for. Submit 3-5 original and unpublished poems. Simultaneous submissions are okay; however, please inform us immediately if a poem is accepted elsewhere. Poems should be submitted to the Poetry section of the journal at the following website: journal.und.edu/crsw/. Poetry Editor: Dr. Danielle Dubrasky, Southern Utah University.

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: This Bridge Called Language Anthology
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 31, 2016
  • Genre Nonfiction
  • Type Anthology

This Bridge Called Language is an upcoming anthology of real-life stories, each inspired by an “untranslatable” word from around the world. We seek personal stories/memoir inspired by untranslatable words that capture the essence and experience of the word more than any direct translation could. This anthology allows the power of language, and personal storytelling to be the bridge between the imagined “us” and “them,” in a world increasingly filled with pieces of us all. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ writers encouraged to submit. Indigenous or immigrant, multicultural, mono- or multi-lingual, and everything in between, send us your best! bridgecalledlanguage.wordpress.com

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Astrophil Press is Open for Submissions!
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 5, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre
  • Type Book

Astrophil Press will be open for submissions for book length manuscripts and chapbooks from January 29th—April 5th, 2016. There is no reading fee and all submissions must go through our submittable page. Please visit our submission page for more details.

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Arroyo Literary Review: Reading Period Open Now
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 31, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Arroyo Literary Review is an award-winning national magazine with a West Coast orientation. We are seeking fiction, flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and translations for our ninth issue. Open reading period from December 1 to May 31. No email submissions. Please see our website for submission guidelines: www.arroyoliteraryreview.com.

  • Posted February 01, 2016
  • Gold Man Review is Open to Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: May 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Gold Man Review, a West Coast Journal, is currently looking for submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for Issue 6. We are open to all topics and themes and love writing that pushes boundaries. If your work is on the unusual side, then we will probably be the journal for you. If you’re interested in submitting to Gold Man Review, please see our website for full submission guidelines. Please also note that we only accept submissions from writers in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Washington.

  • Posted January 28, 2016
  • Temenos Spring 2016 Edition Call for Submissions: Returning Home
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 21, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography
  • Type Magazine

Temenos asks you tell us what "home" means to you: After we've crossed the border that separates our past selves from our new selves—after we’ve lived within all of the illusions we constructed—what revelations, dark or hopeful, await us when we return home? Leave behind the mirages and show us your obstacles, your comforts, and the touchstones of your reality. The best submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art and photography will be accepted. Submission deadline is Monday, March 21st; see temenos.submittable.com/submit for more information.

  • Posted January 28, 2016
  • Birds Piled Loosely Now Reading for Issue Seven
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The Birds We Piled Loosely is now reading for issue seven. We are looking for anything and everything—bring us your most experimental lit or your strictest villanelles, your still-life photos or your abstract paintings—if it'll make the birds in us want to squawk then we want it. Issue seven will be published on April 1st. We've already got some great things in store and we're looking forward for what you might have for us. Please refer to our submission guidelines at: birdspiledloosely.com/submission-guidelines/.

  • Posted January 27, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Visions of the Future
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 7, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Comics, Interviews
  • Type Magazine

The future. Things could get worse.* Or better. Or maybe just different and more deeply weird. Cicada YA lit/comics mag wants sci-fi adventures, utopian schemes, and dystopian thought experiments. Also: tell us how you would change your school, your community, and social structures. Especially welcome: works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ folks, genderqueer folks, and other marginalized peoples. Submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics pitches, and blueprints for your Mars base. cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820
*Worst case scenarios we're secretly pumped about: Zombie hordes. Space pirates. Internet brain chips (or like...eyeball implants???). Robot overlords. Ape overlords. Alien overlords. Teen lit mag overlords (HEY, IT COULD HAPPEN).

  • Posted January 27, 2016
  • Palooka Magazine Seeks Unique Voices & Perspectives
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics
  • Type Magazine

Palooka is an international nonprofit literary magazine. We've published the work of authors and artists from the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Israel, France, and Austria. Always seeking unique fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic narratives, comic strips, artwork, and photography. Give us a shot! We promise not to hit back. Open year-round. $2.50 submission fee. www.palookamag.com

  • Posted January 27, 2016
  • Send Poetry, Short Stories, and Flash Fiction to Chagrin River Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Poetry
  • Type Magazine

Chagrin River Review seeks submission of previously unpublished fiction, flash fiction, and poetry for its Spring 2016 issue. Simultaneous submissions welcome with timely notification if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Visit our website (www.chagrinriverreview.com) for detailed submission guidelines and to browse current issue and archive.

  • Posted January 27, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Poetry or Prose~ The Voices Project
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Literary Site

The Voices Project (www.thevoicesproject.org), an online literary venue for mainly women and girls, is taking submissions of poetry or prose. We are currently looking to publish the work of poets who have not yet been published on this site. Prose, no longer than 250 words. Include a short bio (160 words or less) with your submission. Anonymous submissions and multiple submissions welcome, no more than 3. Check our site and see what we may be missing and submit something to that accord, if inclined. Submit through our website: www.thevoicesproject.org/submit.html OR email us at .

  • Posted January 27, 2016
  • 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 January 26, 2016
  • Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands
  • Deadline info Deadline: February 14, 2016
  • Genre Poetry
  • Type Anthology

Submit 1 to 3 poems on nuclear impact in the world for Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands - A Poetry Anthology. Poems may be previously published with first publication acknowledgement. See link for submission guidelines: www.shabdapress.com/nuclear-impact-anthology.html.

  • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: New Madrid Summer 2016
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Cross-genre, Drama, Translations
  • Type Magazine

The editors of New Madrid journal of contemporary literature invite well-crafted submissions of fiction, poetry, and essays for their upcoming, open-themed summer 2016 issue. Past issues have featured the work of Sherman Alexie, Jericho Brown, Beth Lordan, William Trowbridge, Joe Wilkins, and Avra Wing, as well as interviews with T.J. English and Catherine Taylor. New Madrid is also a showcase for emerging writers. Quality is the determining factor for acceptance. Submissions opened January 15 and close March 15, 2016. Details and guidelines at newmadridjournal.org.

  • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Call for Submissions: Apple Valley Review
  • Deadline info Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translations
  • Type Magazine

Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Spring 2016 issue (Vol. 11, No. 1). Flash fiction, prose poetry, and translations are also welcome. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. 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, storySouth Million Writers Award, New Poetry from the Midwest, and The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions. The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines are available online. www.applevalleyreview.com

  • Posted January 25, 2016
  • FunnyInFiveHundred.com Accepting Humor Flash Fiction:
  • Deadline info Submissions accepted year-round.
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Literary Site

FunnyInFiveHundred.com dares you to fit as many laughs into 500 words as possible. No, we’re not interested in a bunch of one-liners. We’re searching for the closet Mark Twains and Douglas Adamses out there who sees funny plots all around them, and can create these worlds in 500 words or less. Visit FunnyInFiveHundred.com/Submit to submit your work. Because literature is supposed to be fun, right?

  • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal is Looking for Submissions
  • Deadline info Deadline: April 7, 2016
  • Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art
  • Type Magazine

Twisted Vine is the literary journal for Western New Mexico University’s Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program. We are open for submissions for our spring issue. Our staff is looking for original and previously unpublished fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art. We have a special affinity for those works that succeed in crossing, overlapping, and transcending traditional genres. Twisted Vine strongly encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature. Submission fee: None. More Info: show.wnmu.edu/twistedvine/submissions/.

  • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Tailwinds Press Seeks Submissions for 2017 And Beyond
  • Deadline info Deadline: Rolling
  • Genre Fiction
  • Type Book

We are a young, New York City-based independent press specializing in intelligent, high-quality literary fiction by new and emerging writers. After a very successful inaugural season, we are currently accepting submissions for our 2017 season and beyond. Submissions should be electronically transmitted to and should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced and with one-inch margins (PDF, Microsoft Word 2010, or earlier versions of Microsoft Word only). Please see www.tailwindspress.com for more about our growing press and our exciting new vision.

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